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Near Osage in Mitchell County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 10

 
 
Dragoon Trail Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., April 28, 2010
1. Dragoon Trail Crossing Marker
Inscription. Here passed the Dragoon Trail blazed in 1835 by the first U.S. Dragoons under Colonel Stephen W. Kearney.
 
Erected 1938 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 17.928′ N, 92° 48.683′ W. Marker is near Osage, Iowa, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 218 and 370th Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 218. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osage IA 50461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Severson (approx. 13.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is on a large field stone.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Dodge Museum - The 1st United States Dragoons. This site gives a succinct introduction to dragoons, an historic military unit which combined cavalry and infantry fighting tactics.
Dragoon Trail Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., April 28, 2010
2. Dragoon Trail Crossing Marker
These dragoons were used significantly in scouting and protecting what would become the state of Iowa. (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,352 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on June 3, 2015, by Benjamin M. Snyder of Ankeny, Iowa. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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