Crescent City in Del Norte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Remembering Billy Boone
According to the Crescent City American, a newspaper in Crescent City in the 1950s, Billy Boone raised funds and organized the parade and he himself built many prize winning floats. It is said that he participated in twenty eight 4th of July celebrations and was chairman of many of the Independence Day events.
Billy Boone came to Del Norte County in 1930 and opened an office called "William Boone Insurance and Real Estate." He was a Commander of the American Legion Post 175. He was a Charter member of the Crescent City Elks Club, a member of the VFW and a veteran of World War 1.
Billy Boone died in 1957. In 1968 this Billy Boone Memorial Monument was dedicated in his memory. So tip your hat to Billy Boone. He is one of the reasons we are fortunate to have such a great local Independence Day Celebration in Crescent City.
Location. 41° 44.999′ N, 124° 11.8′ W. Marker is in Crescent City, California, in Del Norte County. Marker is on Front Street near G Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crescent City CA 95531, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedication to Henry Sause, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery Point Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Brother Jonathan Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Metcalf Grove (approx. 3.6 miles away); Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail (approx. 6.2 miles away); Simpson-Reed Grove (approx. 6.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The monument and marker are in Beachfront Park in Crescent City, perhaps 200 feet in from where G St. runs into Front Street. It is easy to see.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.