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Van Tassell in Niobrara County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

American Legion, Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1

Van Tassell, Wyoming

 
 
American Legion, Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
1. American Legion, Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  The American Legion, founded at Paris, France in 1919, holds a long and enviable record of service to the nation and to the veterans of the nation's wars. Covering those formative years of rapid growth, Legion records are not always exact, but it is determinable that Van Tassell, Wyoming was among the first four posts organized within the nation, their charters all signed on the same day. Named for Ferdinand Branstetter, resident of Van Tassell community and among the first to cross broad seas and fall on the Field of Honor, Post No. 1 has led the roll of chartered posts throughout the history of the Legion's Wyoming Department. It has led that roll honorably in service to community, state and nation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 42° 39.78′ N, 104° 5.418′ W. Marker is in Van Tassell, Wyoming, in Niobrara County. Marker is at the intersection of First Street (U.S. 20 at milepost 61) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on First Street. Touch for map.
American Legion, Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2016
2. American Legion, Ferdinand Branstetter Post No. 1 Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 6131 US Highway 20, Van Tassell WY 82242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coffee Siding (approx. 2.9 miles away in Nebraska).
 
Additional keywords. veterans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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