Near Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Forty et Eight
Veterans Honor Degree of the American Legion
- "BLACKJACK II" Locomotive / BOXCAR represents the Heritage of 40 ET8.
- Origin is from WWI - France.
- Organized in 1920 by Legionaires as the Fun-Honor Society.
- BOXCARS (Voitures) transported U.S. Doughboys to the front lines - Capacity: 40 Men or 8 Horses.
- France sent 49 Gift-Merci-Boxcars to America in 1949. Indiana's is located at the War Veterans Memorial Shrine on O'Day Road, Fort Wayne.
- Major Community Service -
Nurses - Training Financial Assistance
Child Welfare - Family Care Support
Funding Hansen Disease Ctr.
V.A. Hospital - Man Hrs./Funds
Assist American Legion Programs
Marker series. This marker is included in the Merci Train Boxcars marker series.
Location. 41° 5.613′ N, 85° 14.789′ W. Marker is near Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from O'Day Road north of Yellow River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the War Veterans Memorial Shrine. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2122 O'Day Road, Fort Wayne IN 46818, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of Allen County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Tribute Memorial (about 500 feet away); Maumee - Wabash Portage (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lindenwood Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal Groundbreaking (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of the Fort Wayne College (approx. 4.8 miles away); "Johnny Appleseed" (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Aqueduct Club Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
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