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Will Rogers - east of Vinita, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 37.628 W 095° 05.357
15S E 313188 N 4055542
Quick Description: Will Rogers Memorial Highway marker.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2018 4:32:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMZKRD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of art: Craig County
Location of art: US-60 (ole Route 66) & CR- S 4440, 2 miles east of Vinita
Erected by: Citizens of Langley, Oklahoma

This is a relief bust of Will Rogers to dress up the historic marker, and let you know the old US Route 66 was the Will Rogers Highway through this part of Oklahoma


Marker Text:

GRAND RIVER DAM
WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
14 miles S-E, is Langley the site of the Grand River Dam Lake. Covering 45,000 acres, with a shore line of 1100 miles, costing more than $20,000,000.00. The largest multiple type arch dam on earth. It was constructed as an electric and flood control project. Excellent fishing, boating, recreation and scenic facilities are open to the public.


"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." ~ Exploring Oklahoma

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Where is this sculpture?:
US-60
Vinita, OK USA
74301


Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: Not listed

Website for sculpture?: Not listed

Sculptors Name: Not listed

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