Dedicated on these grounds by the Old State Capitol Memorial Commission on June 12, 1949 by Drew Pearson.
Fred G. Dent, Chairman; Harry P. Baham, V.C.; Albert R. Isenberg, Secy; George Wildes, Niles P. Evans
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Merci Train Boxcars series list.
Location. 30° 26.816′ N, 91° 11.325′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Memorial is on North Blvd.. The Louisiana Box Car of the Merci Train is on the grounds of the Old Louisiana State Capitol building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Merci Train (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Baton Rouge
More about this marker. The Merci Train shows the appreciation of the French people to the American Veterans of World War I and World War II.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.