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Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Boxcar used in the 1st World War

 
 
Boxcar used in the 1st World War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 5, 2011
1. Boxcar used in the 1st World War Marker
Inscription.  
Presented by the French National Railroads
to the State of
North Dakota
in gratitude for the help given to France
by the American people

 
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. 46° 49.105′ N, 100° 46.796′ W. Marker is in Bismarck, North Dakota, in Burleigh County. Marker is on East Boulevard Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bismarck ND 58505, 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. Combat Wounded Veterans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Sakakawea Statue (about 600 feet away); The Pioneer Family (about 800 feet away); The Honorable John Burke (approx. 0.2 miles away); First News of Custer’s Death (approx. one mile away); Hancock History (approx. one mile away); Locomotive #2164 (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bismarck.
 
Also see . . .
Boxcar used in the 1st World War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 5, 2011
2. Boxcar used in the 1st World War Marker
 French Gratitude Train Online Exhibit. (Submitted on February 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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Feb. 27, 2021