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

Grenville M. Dodge

Major General United States Army

 

1831-1916

 
Grenville M. Dodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2000
1. Grenville M. Dodge Marker
The marker is located on the right side of the mausoleum next to the door.
Inscription. Through the efforts of General Dodge, as Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the foresight of Abraham Lincoln, Council Bluffs became the hub of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
 
Location. 41° 16.314′ N, 95° 49.536′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker can be reached from East Pierce Street 0.2 miles east of Canning Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The mausoleum is located in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Section 5, Lot 2. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 East Pierce Street, Council Bluffs IA 51503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel William H. Kinsman (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kanesville Mormon Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit (approx. 1.4 miles away); Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza (approx. 1.6 miles away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mormon Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Grenville M. Dodge (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Grenville M. Dodge mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2000
2. Grenville M. Dodge mausoleum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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