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Near Stockport in Van Buren County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2

 
 
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
1. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 Marker
Inscription.  
Determined and authenticated by the Historical Department of Iowa, 1911.

This monument was erected in 1917 by the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution in memory of the Pioneers who followed this trail and its tributaries.

We Cross The Prairie As Of Old
The Pilgrims Crossed The Sea,
To Make The West As They The East
The Homestead Of The Free.
Whittier

At this place was Brattain's Grove, junction of the Dragoon and Mormon trails.
 
Erected 1917 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionExploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 40° 48.8′ N, 91° 48.85′ W. Marker is near Stockport, Iowa, in Van Buren County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 16 and Teal Avenue, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 16. Touch for map. Marker
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
2. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 Marker
is in this post office area: Stockport IA 52651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iowa’s Confederate General (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mormon Trail Crossing at Des Moines River (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Regarding Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2. Also see page 46 top of page in the book "Historic Sites and Markers along the Mormon and Other Great Western Trails" by Stanley B. Kimball (Note: The location in the book doesn't exactly match the physical location of marker, it is one mile east of the description.)
 
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.
 
Marker Detail - D.A.R. Insignia image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
3. Marker Detail - D.A.R. Insignia
Marker Detail - Historical Department of Iowa Insignia image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
4. Marker Detail - Historical Department of Iowa Insignia
Wide View - Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
5. Wide View - Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on September 19, 2019, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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