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Laramie in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Purple Heart Trail

 
 
The Purple Heart Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
1. The Purple Heart Trail Marker
Inscription. The Purple Heart Medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and is now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States, who have been wounded in combat against an armed enemy.

Recipients of this unique award have been specifically honored by the U.S. Congress as a chartered fraternal organization known as the Military Order of the Purple Heart and have active members in Chapters throughout Wyoming, the United States and the world.

This plaque is located on the Purple Heart Trail's highest point on Interstate Highway #80 across the United States. It is appropriate as the Purple Heart award represents one of the highest sacrifices a member of the armed forces can make for their country, being wounded or killed in combat!
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.21′ N, 105° 26.149′ W. Marker is in Laramie, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Interstate 80 and Wyoming Highway 210. Touch for map. Marker is in the Lincoln Monument Rest Stop. Marker is in this post office area: Laramie WY 82070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured

The Purple Heart Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2011
2. The Purple Heart Trail Marker
as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Henry Bourne Joy and the Lincoln Highway (here, next to this marker); Telephone Canyon (here, next to this marker); Gateway to the Rockies (here, next to this marker); Ranching from the High Point (here, next to this marker); Henry B. Joy Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sherman Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Ames Monument (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laramie.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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