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Emmetsburg in Palo Alto County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 11

 
 
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By Luke Snyder, May 16, 2015
1. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 11
Inscription.  

Here passed the
Dragoon Trail
blazed in 1835 by the
First U.S. Dragoons
under Colonel
Stephen W. Kearney

 
Erected 1938 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 43° 7.326′ N, 94° 40.765′ W. Marker is in Emmetsburg, Iowa, in Palo Alto County. Marker can be reached from N Country Club. The marker is located on a large granite stone in the park straight north of the cul-de-sac in the small Kearny State Park campground. There is Iowa's 150th Birthday sign install right next to the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kearny Park Campground, Emmetsburg IA 50536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Emmet (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paddy Horan Solberg (approx. 0.8
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By Luke Snyder, May 16, 2015
2. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 11
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miles away); Site of Original Town of Emmetsburg (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. I believe the marker was moved from the Pioneer Walnut Log Cabin park in 1996. That park is located on the southern tip of Palo Alto Lake. All other information pointed me there as an original location.
 
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.
 
Additional keywords. Kearny State Park
 
Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 11 image. Click for full size.
By Luke Snyder, May 16, 2015
3. Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 11
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Luke Snyder of Burt, Iowa. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on September 19, 2019, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Luke Snyder of Burt, Iowa.   2. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa.   3. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Luke Snyder of Burt, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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