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Montrose in Lee County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Here Began the Dragoon Trail

 
 
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Benjamin M. Snyder, August 24, 2019
1. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  Here Began the Dragoon Trail Blazed in 1835 by the First U.S. Dragoons under Colonel Stephen W. Kearny
 
Erected 1938 by Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 40° 31.945′ N, 91° 24.897′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Iowa, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 404) and 1st Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located on a post at the NW corner of Main Street and 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montrose IA 52639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Des Moines, 1834-1837 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Latter-day Saint Exodus from Nauvoo, 1849 (about 400 feet away); The First Fort Des Moines (about 400 feet away); First Orchard In Iowa (approx.
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¼ mile away); Into the Unknown (approx. one mile away in Illinois); Eyes Westward (approx. one mile away in Illinois); Exodus to Greatness (approx. 1.1 miles away in Illinois); Aquatic Life of Mississippi River Pool 19 (approx. 1.1 miles away in Illinois). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montrose.
 
Regarding Here Began the Dragoon Trail. This is the only Dragoon Maker on a post, all the others are placed on stones
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Benjamin M. Snyder, August 24, 2019
2. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Benjamin M. Snyder, August 24, 2019
3. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Benjamin M. Snyder, August 24, 2019
4. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Benjamin M. Snyder, August 24, 2019
5. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Benjamin M. Snyder, August 24, 2019
6. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 1 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2019, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2019, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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