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Texola in Beckham County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Will Rogers Highway

U.S. 66 Chicago to Los Angeles

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Will Rogers Highway Marker
Inscription. June 26, 1952, on this location, Route 66 was rededicated as the Will Rogers Highway. This was one of the many ceremonies that took place on the state lines of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California as well as Oklahoma, when a booster caravan traveled from St. Louis, MO. To Santa Monica, CA. The caravan was organized by the Natl. U.S. Highway 66 Assoc., Warner Brothers Film Studio, Ford Motor Company, and the Rt. 66 Associations from those eight states.

The original bronze plaque placed here to mark the dedication read:

Will Rogers Highway
Dedicated 1952
to
Will Rogers
Humorist - World Traveler - Good Neighbor
This Main Street of America
Highway 66
Was the first road he traveled in a career
that led him straight to the hearts of his
countrymen.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 13.301′ N, 99° 59.888′ W. Marker is in Texola, Oklahoma, in Beckham County. Marker is on Old Route 66 0.2 miles west of Texas Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Texola OK 73668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Will Rogers Highway Marker
1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greer County, Texas (approx. 2.2 miles away in Texas).
 
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Will Rogers Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Will Rogers Highway Marker
View west on Old Route 66.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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