Randolph Collier

Randolph Collier (HM1BWQ)

Location: Yreka, CA 96097 Siskiyou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 43.83', W 122° 38.277'

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1902 - 1983

The citizens of Siskiyou County and California hereby honor Senator Randolph Collier, the "Father of the Freeway." Born in Etna, educated in Yreka's schools, Senator Collier began his long political career as a Police Judge in Yreka in 1925. In 1938, "Randy" was elected to the California State Senate and remained in office until 1976 - the longest tenure in the history of the California Legislature. Regarded as the "Dean of the Legislature" during his time, Senator Collier became "one of its three or four most powerful men" to ever serve in the California State Senate. Called "a master buttonholer and backroom persuader," Randolph Collier used his skills to become the architect of the California Freeway System - a system that inspired the building of the Interstate Highway network across the United States. His authorship of the historic Collier-Burns Act of 1947 led to the California freeway movement. The residents of Siskiyou County, California and the nation honor this visionary dreamer called "the Silver Fox of the Siskiyous."
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 530110 N 4619917
Decimal Degrees41.73050000, -122.63795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.83', W 122° 38.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 49.80" N, 122° 38' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-311 4th St, Yreka CA 96097, US
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