Dedicated on these grounds by the Old State Capitol Memorial Commission on June 12, 1949 by Drew Pearson.
Fred G. Dent, Chairman; Harry P. Baham, V.C.; Albert R. Isenberg, Secy; George Wildes, Niles P. Evans
Marker series. This marker is included in the Merci Train Boxcars marker series.
Location. 30° 26.816′ N, 91° 11.325′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North Blvd.. Touch for map. The Louisiana Box Car of the Merci Train is on the grounds of the Old Louisiana State Capitol building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Battle of Baton Rouge (a few steps from this marker); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol
More about this marker. The Merci Train shows the appreciation of the French people to the American Veterans of World War I and World War II.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.