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Manchester in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Merci Box Car

 
 
Merci Box Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Peter Labrie, July 1, 2006
1. Merci Box Car Marker
Inscription.  This Box Car was a restoration project of the Grand Voiture du N.H. of the Forty and Eight. This Box Car is one of the 49 Freedom cars sent by the French Government to each one of the 48 states and one to be shared by District of Columbia and Hawaii in 1949. This car is a Memorial to those who lost their lives in all wars and to Franco American friendship.
 
Erected by Voiture 559.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Merci Train Boxcars series list.
 
Location. 42° 59.779′ N, 71° 28.913′ W. Marker is in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Reed Street and Reed Street just off Bremer Street when traveling south on Reed Street. Reed Street just off Bremer Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester NH 03102, 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. St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Merci Box Car of NH image. Click for full size.
By Peter Labrie, July 3, 2006
2. Merci Box Car of NH
Notre Dame Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Ralph Baer (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mill Girl (approx. 0.8 miles away); Amoskeag Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brigadier General John Stark (approx. one mile away); Manchester's First Green Roof (approx. one mile away); City Hall (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
More about this marker. In window of new structure containing the box car.
 
Also see . . .
1. Merci Box Car of NH. Info, History on the Box Car as well as photos and links. (Submitted on June 10, 2009, by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire.) 

2. Merci Boxcar of New Hampshire. (Submitted on May 23, 2011, by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire.)
 
Additional keywords. merci boxcar
 
Merci Box Car image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2018
3. Merci Box Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2009, by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire. This page has been viewed 1,891 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2009, by Peter Labrie of Manchester, New Hampshire.   3. submitted on May 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo's of boxcar from within the building in context. • Can you help?
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Jul. 9, 2020