AUTRY'S LAST TRAIL

Gene Autry’s legacy as America’s original singing cowboy extends beyond the dusty trails, and the late star, who died at age 90 last Oct. 2, may get a highway interchange in Burbank CA named after him. Just a few offramps east of Bob Hope Drive and 110 miles from the Gene Autry Trail desert thoroughfare, the Gene Autry Memorial Interchange would unite Interstate 5 and Highway 134. The location is a short gallop from the Gene Autry Museum. The idea was announced by California state Sen. Adam Schiff, who said he plans to introduce a resolution to name the interchange after Autry. “Gene Autry was a pioneering star in the early days of music, radio, film, television and rodeo performances. I am proud to posthumously honor such an inspiring role model,” said Schiff.

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