Oregon Trail Monuments

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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Fifth anniversary Souvenir Card of the Oregon Trail Monument Expedition; left Puyallup Washington on January 29, 1906; erected 27 monuments, inscribed seventeen boulders, and other wisemarked the Trail on the way; arrived at Missouri river crossing, Oct. 9th; hence drove to Washington City; arrived Nov. 29, 1907; interviewed President Roosevelt; procured introduction of bill in congress appropriating $50,000, to complete the work; expedition returned home 1908; second trip made 1910; trail located, platted, cost of Monumenting estimated; now enroute to Washington City; will there report findings to Congress; estimated number of monuments 700; cost $85,000; is forerunner of greater monument to be known as Pioneer Way 2200 miles along the Oregon Trail; distance driven 8500 miles. Ages; Ezra Meeker 80 years; Mardon 36; Jim7; Dave 10; Dandy 1o; Wagon (in part) 60. Reader, write your congressman to favor this work; advocate it in the home; the church; lecture halls; streets; its a great work to thus record history; honor the memories of the Winners of the farther west and build up patriotism in the breasts of countless generations to follow. Dayton, Ohio. Jan. 29th 1911.

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