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Hornbook in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Founding of the American Legion

 
 
Founding of the American Legion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
1. Founding of the American Legion Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of the American Legion. The national charter was signed in Hornbook on Sept. 16, 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson while his train stopped enroute from Portland to San Francisco.
 
Erected 1979 by Ross Nelson Post No. 122, Dist. 2, Yreka, California.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1919.
 
Location. 41° 54.606′ N, 122° 33.345′ W. Marker is in Hornbook, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Front Street near Henly-Hornbook Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6001 Front Street, Hornbrook CA 96044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood (approx. half a mile away); Bradford Ripley Alden (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cottonwood Basin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Klamathon
American Legion 60th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, February 11, 2017
2. American Legion 60th Anniversary Marker
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); All Roads Lead to Ager Stage and Freight Stop (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hilt, CA (approx. 6.8 miles away); Hilt War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pioneer Stage Drivers (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History - American Legion. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Founding of the American Legion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
3. Founding of the American Legion Marker
President Woodrow Wilson stops in Hornbrook image. Click for full size.
By Book titled State of Jefferson
4. President Woodrow Wilson stops in Hornbrook
Commemorative marker is located just feet from the historic event of 1916.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   3. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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