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Seaside in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

41st Infantry Division

(Sunset)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
1. 41st Infantry Division Marker
Inscription.  This Rest Area is dedicated in honor of the 41st Infantry (Sunset) Division.
This division was organized for World War I in 1917 at Camp Greene, North Carolina and was demobilized at Camp Dix, New Jersey in 1919. It was reorganized and federally recognized at Portland, Oregon in 1930. The division was mobilized for World War II 13 September, 1940, and campaigned in Papua, New Guinea, Luzon and the southern Philippines. It was inactivated in December, 1945 in Japan. The Sunset Division was reactivated in 1947 and reorganized as the 41st Infantry Brigade, Oregon Army National Guard 1 March 1968. Lineage and honors previously awarded the 41st (Sunset) Infantry Division were transferred to the Brigade.
 
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1940.
 
Location. 45° 47.778′ N, 123° 27.516′ W. Marker is in Seaside, Oregon, in Clatsop
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
2. 41st Infantry Division Marker
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County. Memorial can be reached from Sunset Highway (Route 26 at milepost 28) near Olson Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaside OR 97138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tillamook Burn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Sunset Rest Area.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2017
3. Sunset Highway
"This highway is reverently dedicated to Oregon's sons, members of the 41st Division, both living and dead, who wore the Sunset emblem and offered their all in complete devotion to the cause of World Peace."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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