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Yreka, California: Randolph Collier, Father of the Freeways

As chairman of California's state Transportation Committee, Randolph Collier was a powerful backer of the state's first huge highways.

4th St., Yreka, CA
Downtown, outside the county court house, on the southwest corner of 4th and Lane Sts.
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Father of the Freeways.

Randolph Collier, Father of the Freeways

This sit-by-me statue is a life-size bronze. Collier appears in a business suit. The location is near the county court house where he practiced. There are a number of tributes to Randolph Collier, roadside rests and others. Siskiyou County was proud of this man.

[Barbara Henderson, 04/08/2014]

Collier got his "Father of the Freeways" nickname as chairman of California's state Transportation Committee, where he repeatedly approved the construction of huge highways and shot down proposals for mass transit. He died in 1983.

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