One Web site, Weird in California, listed a number of roadside attractions including the James Dean Memorial between I-5 and U. S. Route 101 on State Route 26 northwest of Bakersfield.
The memorial is located near the fatal car crash site where, a little more than 56 years ago, cultural icon James Dean died tragically in a head-on traffic accident. Those of us who were youngsters at the time can still remember what a huge impact Dean’s sudden death had on the youth of that generation.
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Photo: James Dean starring as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), for which he received a posthumous nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. (Source: Wikipedia)