Mormon Trail Historical Marker – Council Bluffs, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 41° 15.585 W 095° 51.105
15T E 261094 N 4571515
Quick Description: This historical marker is mounted on the boulder on the other side of a relief plaque depicting a Mormon family on their way west.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2012 3:48:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMEMJY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
This historical marker is mounted on the boulder on the other side of a relief plaque depicting a Mormon family on their way west. The text reads:

“This boulder commemorates the early travel upon the Mormon Trail through Kanesville, 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 on the plains and turns at the ferries to press onward into the beckoning golden west.

We crossed the prairies as of old
The pilgrims crossed the sea
To make the west as they the east
The homestead of the free.

In recognition of its work in erecting this boulder and placing the bas-relief, the Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Historical Department of Iowa present this tablet to the Council Bluffs Daughters of the American Revolution.”
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