Hollister in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William Clyde "Wino Willie" Forkner, Jr.
July 11, 1920 - June 23, 1997
His parting words to the Biker community:
"As we now go together on this last phase of our journey on Earth, we must remind you, the destination was never in question - but the trip getting here we will cherish in our hearts forever. Our memories, our friends and family, well it doesn't get any better than that! So Ride free, be loved and God Bless."
Erected 2009 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. Roads & Vehicles • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 36° 51.061′ N, 121° 24.142′ W. Marker is in Hollister, California, in San Benito County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of San Benito Street (Scenic Route 25B) and Wentz Alley. Marker is located in the covered back patio of Johnny's Bar and Grille in Hollister. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 San Benito St, Hollister, CA 95023, Hollister CA 95023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Benito County Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Theatre (about 600 feet away); Hollister Train Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of San Justo Ranch Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cottage Corners (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel (approx. 6.1 miles away); 19th Hole Rendevous (approx. 6.3 miles away); Vineyard School (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollister.
More about this marker. Wino Willie was known to frequent Johnny's in his younger years and made his last visit in 1996, a year before he passed away.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.