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Near Corvallis in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Wild West Division

Powder River! Let'er Buck!

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
1. The Wild West Division Marker
Inscription. The 91st Infantry Division was originally activated 5 September 1917 at Camp Lewis, Washington and designated the "Wild West Division." The battle cry "Powder River! Let'er Buck!" was adopted in 1918. During World War I the division fought in the Lorraine, Meuse Argonne and Ypres-Lys campaigns, suffering 6,108 casualties including 1,454 killed in action.
The division was reactivated 15 August 1942 at Camp White, Oregon, moved 1 September 1943 to the IV Corps maneuver area, Bend, Oregon, then transferred to Camp Adair, Oregon 4 November 1943. It departed for North Africa 3 April 1944. In June 1944 the division moved to Italy were it participated in the Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines and Po Valley campaigns, suffering 8,744 casualties, including 1,575 killed in action during 271 days in combat.
Dedicated to the memory of the gallant men of the 91st Infantry Division who died in defense of our Country and all who served in the cause of freedom.
Erected by the Powder River veterans of the 91st Division Association and the 361st Infantry Association W.W. II.
5 September 1997

 
Erected 1997 by Powder River veterans of the 91st Division Association.
 
Location. 44° 41.971′ N, 123° 12.482′ 
The Wild West Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
2. The Wild West Division Marker
W. Marker is near Corvallis, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Camp Adair Road near Pacific Highway West (Oregon Route 99W), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29694 Camp Adair Road, Corvallis OR 97330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Timberwolves (a few steps from this marker); The Trailblazers (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Adair (within shouting distance of this marker); 96th Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); The Van Buren Street Bridge (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Corvallis Ferry (approx. 9.6 miles away); Site of the Earliest Boat Landing (approx. 9.6 miles away); Benton County Courthouse (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corvallis.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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