Near Stockport in Van Buren County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 2
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.
The Pilgrims Crossed The Sea,
To Make The West As They The East
The Homestead Of The Free.
Erected 1917 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
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. 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.
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 470 times since then and 16 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.