Community Cholame

Cholame is a quiet and very small community, mostly known for the restaurant and a memorial that are dedicated to James Dean. Popular actor James Dean died on September 30, 1955 just one mile east of Cholame.

On September 30, 2005, the State of California officially commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dean's death by naming State Highways 41 and 46 as the James Dean Memorial Junction.

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