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By William Fischer, Jr., April 3, 2016
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Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — "Freedom With Honor"Council Bluffs, Iowa's Veterans' Monument — Eagles of Honor —

[Veteran Rolls of Honor] — Map (db m93897) WM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Visit

This monument is to commemorate the visit of Abraham Lincoln to Council Bluffs, Aug. 19, 1859 From this point he viewed the extensive panorama of the Valley of the Missouri River and in compliance with the laws of Congress . . . — Map (db m93998) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad DepotBuilt 1899

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m93886) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Civil War Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of the defenders of our flag. “Greater love hath no man.”

(reverse) Erected 1926 by Abe Lincoln’s Woman’s Relief Corps, No. 180, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1861-1865. — Map (db m45066) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Colonel William H. KinsmanBorn July 11, 1832, in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia — Killed in Battle of Black River Bayou May 17, 1863 —

Teacher in the public schools of Council Bluffs, Lieutenant and Captain Co. B. 4th Iowa Infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel 23rd Iowa Infantry.

[Dedicated] May 17, 1902 . . . — Map (db m93985) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Council Bluffs Free Public LibraryBuilt 1904 - 05

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m93905) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza
The Glory of their Spirit. When destiny demanded and country called, They in answer left our rolling hills and great river valley, and learned the arts of war. Then, on and beneath restless waves of the deep, in endless skies and across vast oceans . . . — Map (db m44840) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Golden Spike MonumentCouncil Bluffs — Eastern Terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad —

Fixed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.

Dedicated April 28th 1939. — Map (db m93996) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Grenville M. DodgeMajor General United States Army — 1831-1916 —
Through the efforts of General Dodge, as Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the foresight of Abraham Lincoln, Council Bluffs became the hub of the first Transcontinental Railroad. — Map (db m82165) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Grenville M. Dodge1831 - 1916 — To Honor —

Pioneer Legislator and Patriot U. S. Army General and Distinguished Civil and Military Engineer — Map (db m93901) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Hyde ParkEarly Mormon Settlement

Hyde Park was a small farming community just west of here, founded in 1847 by Mormon pioneers. It was named for Orson Hyde, an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who took up residence here when he returned that spring . . . — Map (db m93960) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Kanesville Crossing: A Rush For Gold

Some 10,000 goldseekers ferried the Missouri River at Council Bluffs in 1849. The settlement was "only a little Burg between two high bluffs," but over the next two decades it became the preferred "jumping off" point for thousands of overland . . . — Map (db m93961) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Kanesville Mormon Cemetery1846-53

This historic cemetery of Kanesville (now Council Bluffs) was created as the resting place for the mortal remains of several hundred Mormon pioneers. From 1846 to 1853, thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . . . — Map (db m93973) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Mormon Battalion Mustering Grounds
One of the most remarkable infantry marches in American history began here in July 1846 with the mustering of the Mormon Battalion. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) responded to the request from President James K. . . . — Map (db m22662) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Mormon Trail
This Boulder commemorates the early travel upon the Mormon Trail through Kanseville, now Council Bluffs and is dedicated to the memory of the throngs who crossed Iowa in advance of settlements. Here thousands of pioneers encamped awaiting pasturage . . . — Map (db m45065) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Seeking Buyers and Sellers
French, Spanish, and British traders already controlled trade empires west of the Mississippi river when Lewis and Clark began the Expedition in 1804. but President Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to control trade in the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m45162) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Spanish War Veterans
1899-1902, Philippine Islands, Cuba, Porto Rico, USA, Presented by Auxiliary No. 6, Dec. 1932, United Spanish War Veterans Camp No. 18. — Map (db m45064) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Squirrel Cage Jail
The Historic Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail. Built in 1885 and in continuous use as a jail until 1969. Acquired by the Park Board in 1971 for preservation. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by the United States . . . — Map (db m44839) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — The Historic General Dodge House
Built by General Grenville M. Dodge in 1869 and designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of Interior of the National Park Service in 1963. Acquired as a museum through public donations and restored by the Council . . . — Map (db m44838) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — The National Humane Alliance Fountain
. . . — Map (db m94000) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — We Were All Busily Engaged
After traveling 68 days and 600 miles, it was time for the Corps of discovery to stop for a rest. On July 22, 1804, William Clark wrote, they camped on the east side of the Missouri River, about 10 miles above the mouth of the Platte River, on land . . . — Map (db m45164) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Western Historic Trails Center; Starting the Journey
The Western Historic Trails Center welcomes you to the story of America’s trails west. The trip across the county from the Mississippi to the Pacific required stamina and ingenuity to overcome the challenges of the landscape. Walk along the levee . . . — Map (db m45161) HM

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