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Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey

 
 
Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
1. Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey Marker
Inscription.  The Western Historic Trails Center welcomes you to the story of America’s trails west. The trip across the county from the Mississippi to the Pacific required stamina and ingenuity to overcome the challenges of the landscape. Walk along the levee and the Missouri River and view the place where thousands began their journeys. Inside the Center, share the story of their experiences in time and place; then plan a journey of your own.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
 
Location. 41° 13.687′ N, 95° 53.991′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on 34th Street. Located at the entrance to the Western Trails Center, Lied Historical Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3434 Richard Downing Ave, Council Bluffs IA 51501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seeking Buyers and Sellers (here, next to this marker); We Were All Busily Engaged (here, next to this marker); Gallagher Building (approx. 2 miles away in Nebraska); Golden Spike Monument
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Omaha Union Station (approx. 2.2 miles away in Nebraska); Windsor Hotel (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska); Anheuser-Busch Beer Depot 1887 (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska); Omaha Firehouse 1903-1904 (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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