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Hornbook in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Founding of the American Legion

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
1. Founding of the American Legion Marker
Inscription. This plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of the American Legion. The national charter was signed in Hornbook on Sept. 16, 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson while his train stopped enroute from Portland to San Francisco.
 
Erected 1979 by Ross Nelson Post No. 122, Dist. 2, Yreka, California.
 
Location. 41° 54.606′ N, 122° 33.345′ W. Marker is in Hornbook, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Front Street near Henly-Hornbook Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6001 Front Street, Hornbrook CA 96044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood (approx. half a mile away); Bradford Ripley Alden (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cottonwood Basin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Klamathon (approx. 2.5 miles away); All Roads Lead to Ager Stage and Freight Stop (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hilt War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pioneer Stage Drivers (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wilkes Expedition (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History - American Legion. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans
Founding of the American Legion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
2. Founding of the American Legion Marker
organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.
(Submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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