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Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 7

 
 
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, May 18, 2015
1. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 7 Marker
Inscription.  
Here Passed the
Dragoon Trail
Blazed in 1835 by the
First U.S. Dragoons
under Colonel
Stephen W. Kearny

 
Erected 1938 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
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.
 
Location. 41° 34.883′ N, 93° 36.967′ W. Marker is in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of SW Water Street and W Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, on the left when traveling south on SW Water Street. The Dragoon Trail Marker is on the North side of the same stone marker of the Site of The Old Fort Des Moines that faces south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Line Dr Des Moines, IA 50309, Des Moines IA 50309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Des Moines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Licensed Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Iowa Revolutionary War Monument
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, May 18, 2015
2. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 7 Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); War Of The Rebellion Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Boyd Allison (approx. 0.9 miles away); Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); S-36 Submarine Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Des Moines.
 
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. 7 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Benjamin M. Snyder, May 18, 2015
3. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 7 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on September 19, 2019, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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