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Lewis in Cass County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Mormon Trail

 
 
The Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2016
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.
Whittier

As this point was Indian Town and the
junction with the trail from Raccoon Forks.


 
Erected 1917 by Iowa Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Historical Department of Iowa.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.364′ N, 95° 5.349′ W. Marker is in Lewis, Iowa, in Cass County. Marker is on Main Street west of Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Market Square Park, Lewis IA 51544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World Wars Memorial (here, next to this marker); Memorial Building (within shouting distance
The Mormon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2016
2. The Mormon Trail Marker
of this marker); The Mormon Pioneer Trail / A Road and River, Well Traveled (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fighting Slavery – Aiding Runaways (approx. mile away); Rev. George B. Hitchcock House (approx. mile away); The Mormon Pioneer Trail / A Warm Welcome on the Nishnabotna (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iowa Mormon Trails Association. (Submitted on April 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. (Submitted on April 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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