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Lovell in Big Horn County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Jeep

 
 
The Jeep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
1. The Jeep Marker
Inscription. was developed for the U.S. Army during WWII by the Willys Motor Company. Its tough four-wheel drive made it the first all-terrain vehicle. By 1945 over 500,000 had been delivered to the Army and other branches of the armed forces. The Jeep was also used by the allied armies. Even the Germans appreciated the rugged little work-horse and enjoyed capturing them whenever possible. Four companies submitted bids: Willys, Ford, Bantum and Checker Cab Company. Bantum's bid was too high. Checker Cab Company has the lowest bid, but was discarded because they didn't have the experience to build this type of vehicle. Ford built some of the Jeeps when the demand was so great. Willys couldn't keep up with the production. General Eisenhower claimed the Jeep, along with the bazooka, C-47 and atom bomb as one of the four greatest contribution to the allied victory.
 
Location. 44° 50.231′ N, 108° 23.445′ W. Marker is in Lovell, Wyoming, in Big Horn County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 310) near Montana Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 East Main Street, Lovell WY 82431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Gilbert, Jr. Memorial
The Jeep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
2. The Jeep Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Mormon Colonists (approx. 2.4 miles away); Byron Sessions (approx. 6.1 miles away); Raptors: Winged Hunters of Bighorn Canyon (approx. 9.5 miles away); Sidon Canal (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Veterans Memorial Center.
 
Also see . . .
1. Willys MB. (Submitted on December 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Willys MB - Wikipedia. The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep, formally as the U.S. Army Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) and the Ford GPW are four-wheel drive utility vehicles that were manufactured during World War II. Produced from 1941 to 1945, it evolved post-war into the civilian Jeep CJ-2A, and inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles. (Submitted on December 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, World II
 
The Jeep image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
3. The Jeep
Bantam Jeep flying image. Click for full size.
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4. Bantam Jeep flying
Jeep graveyard image. Click for full size.
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5. Jeep graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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