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Merci Train Boxcars Historical Markers

Markers associated with the 1949 Merci Train, AKA the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, that were filled with French "gifts of gratitude" to the American people for their support during two world wars. One car went to each of the 48 states, with the remaining car shared by the District of Columbia and Hawaii.
 
Arizona Merci Train Marker (<i>wide view; marker on left; boxcar restoration plaque on right</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2014
Arizona Merci Train Marker (wide view; marker on left; boxcar restoration plaque on right)
GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Arizona (Maricopa County), Scottsdale — Merci Train BoxcarA Gift of Friendship
2Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — Arkansas' Mercí Car
3Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — SC-94 — Forty & Eight Boxcar
4Florida (Volusia County), Holly Hill — Merci Box CarLa Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux — Dedicated December 7, 1986 —
5Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Forty et Eight
6Kansas (Ellis County), Hays — Merci Train Boxcar
7Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Merci Train
8Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Merci Train
9Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Merci Train MemorialHistory of the Merci Train — 40 & 8 Boxcar —
10Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — The Merci Boxcar
11New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Merci Box Car
12North Dakota (Burleigh County), Bismarck — Boxcar used in the 1st World War
13Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), Fort Indiantown Gap — 40 & 8 Boxcar
14South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — "French Boxcar"
15Utah (Weber County), Ogden — French BoxcarOgden Union Station
 
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