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Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mormon Trail

 
 
Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
1. Mormon Trail Marker
Inscription. This Boulder commemorates the early travel upon the Mormon Trail through Kanseville, now Council Bluffs and is dedicated to the memory of the throngs who crossed Iowa in advance of settlements. Here thousands of pioneers encamped awaiting pasturage on the plains and turns at the ferries to press onward into the beckoning golden west.

We crossed the prairies as of old the pilgrims crossed the sea. To make the west, as they the east. The homestead of the free.

In recognition of its work in erecting this boulder and placing the bas-relief, the Iowa Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Historical Department of Iowa, present this tablet to the Council Bluffs Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Erected by Iowa Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 15.585′ N, 95° 51.103′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Bluffs IA 51503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish War Veterans

Mormon Trail Bas-Relief Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
2. Mormon Trail Bas-Relief Plaque
(here, next to this marker); Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Council Bluffs Free Public Library (about 600 feet away); Grenville M. Dodge (about 700 feet away); Squirrel Cage Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Humane Alliance Fountain (approx. mile away); The Historic General Dodge House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mormon Trail Commemorative Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
3. Mormon Trail Commemorative Boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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