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Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey

 
 
Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
1. Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey Marker
Inscription. The Western Historic Trails Center welcomes you to the story of America’s trails west. The trip across the county from the Mississippi to the Pacific required stamina and ingenuity to overcome the challenges of the landscape. Walk along the levee and the Missouri River and view the place where thousands began their journeys. Inside the Center, share the story of their experiences in time and place; then plan a journey of your own.
 
Location. 41° 13.687′ N, 95° 53.991′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on 34th Street. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the Western Trails Center, Lied Historical Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3434 Richard Downing Ave., Council Bluffs IA 51501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seeking Buyers and Sellers (here, next to this marker); We Were All Busily Engaged (here, next to this marker); Gallagher Building (approx. 2 miles away in Nebraska); Golden Spike Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Omaha Union Station (approx. 2.2 miles away in Nebraska); Windsor Hotel (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska); Anheuser-Busch Beer Depot 1887 (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska); Omaha Firehouse 1903-1904 (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska). Click for a list of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Also see . . .  Western Historic Trails Center. (Submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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