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Bonaparte in Van Buren County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mormon Trail Crossing at Des Moines River

 
 
Mormon Trail Crossing at Des Moines River Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 28, 2004
1. Mormon Trail Crossing at Des Moines River Marker
Inscription. Brigham Young and band of Mormons crossed the Des Moines River here March 5, 1846 on their trek to Utah.
 
Location. 40° 41.859′ N, 91° 48.196′ W. Marker is in Bonaparte, Iowa, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Main Street just south of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonaparte IA 52620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iowa’s Confederate General (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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