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1897

25th Infantry Bicycle Corps

 
 
1897 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1897 Marker
Inscription. Twenty African-American soldiers cycle 1,400 miles from Ft. Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri in 40 days to test the new "safety" bicycle as a transportation alternative to the horse.
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.581′ N, 77° 0.101′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1891 (here, next to this marker); 1898 (here, next to this marker); 1873 (here, next to this marker); 1895 (a few steps from this marker); 1886 (a few steps from this marker); Transportation Corridor (a few steps from this marker); 1830/1899 (a few steps from this marker); Covered Wagon Wheels (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. African AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
1897 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. 1897 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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