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Orient in Adair County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Mormon Trail

 
 
The Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
1. The Mormon Trail Marker
Inscription.

Determined and authenticated by
the Historical Department of Iowa, 1911.

This monument was erected in 1917 by
the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution
in memory of the pioneers who followed
this trail and its tributaries.

We cross the prairie as of old
the pilgrims crossed the sea,
to make the West as they the East
the homestead of the free.

The western boundary of Iowa
would be at this point had the
Constitution of 1844 been adopted.


 
Erected 1917 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution and Historical Department of Iowa.
 
Location. 41° 12.048′ N, 94° 24.872′ W. Marker is in Orient, Iowa, in Adair County. Marker is on School Street (State Highway 25) south of Division Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 School Street, Orient IA 50858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grasses / Voices (approx. 3.2 miles away); Native Prairie Planting (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jasper James And His Family
The Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
2. The Mormon Trail Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Henry A. Wallace Birthplace (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orient.
 
Also see . . .  Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
3. The Mormon Trail Marker
Looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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