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Manchester in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Merci Box Car

 
 
Merci Box Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Labrie, July 1, 2006
1. Merci Box Car Marker
Inscription. This Box Car was a restoration project of the Grand Voiture du N.H. of the Forty and Eight. This Box Car is one of the 49 Freedom cars sent by the French Government to each one of the 48 states and one to be shared by District of Columbia and Hawaii in 1949. This car is a Memorial to those who lost their lives in all wars and to Franco American friendship.
 
Erected by Voiture 559.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Merci Train Boxcars marker series.
 
Location. 42° 59.779′ N, 71° 28.913′ W. Marker is in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Reed Street and Reed Street just off Bremer Street when traveling south on Reed Street. Click for map. Reed Street just off Bremer Street. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester NH 03102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Amoskeag Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away); Manchester NH World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manchester NH Victory Park War Memorial
Merci Box Car of NH image. Click for full size.
By Peter Labrie, July 3, 2006
2. Merci Box Car of NH
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manchester NH War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manchester NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manchester NH General Pulaski Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manchester.
 
More about this marker. In window of new structure containing the box car.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Merci Box Car Marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Merci Box Car of NH. Info, History on the Box Car as well as photos and links. (Submitted on June 10, 2009, by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire.) 

2. Merci Boxcar of New Hampshire. (Submitted on May 23, 2011, by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire.)
 
Additional keywords. merci boxcar
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire. This page has been viewed 1,706 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo's of boxcar from within the building in context. • Can you help?
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