L.A.'s Cowboy Highway
A Southern California freeway interchange was named in honor of Gene Autry on Wednesday, which would have been the singing cowboy’s 92nd birthday. As a children’s choir sang Autry’s signature “Back in the Saddle Again,” his widow, Jackie Autry, pulled a cord to unveil a green-and-white sign proclaiming the “Gene Autry Memorial Interchange.” The interchange between Interstate 5 and the 134 Freeway provides motorists with access to the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Autry, who played a cowboy in movies and on TV, also owned major league baseball’s Anaheim Angels franchise and several broadcast stations. He died last year.