Unlike most of the markers along the Will Rogers Highway this one is
a simple plaque mounted on an angled stone base in Palisades Park at
Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. It's straight ahead of you
when you reach the intersection on Santa Monica Blvd. This spot is now
known as the official western end of Route 66.
The Will Rogers Highway plaque says
Will Rogers Highway
Humorist - World Traveler - Good Neighbor
This Main Street of America
Was the first road he travelled in
a career that led him straight to the hearts of his countrymen
The symbolic end of Route 66 is located on the Santa Monica Pier. Like
many places on the Mother Road, the "end" of Route 66 has been relocated
from time to time.
I'm not sure of the relationship, if any, between Route 66 and/or the
Will Rogers Highway to the smaller marker in the photo . It reads:
California Presidents Club
Finis corona opus*
In Memory of Departed Members
[*The end crowns the work]
About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane
road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned
lanes are still there.