No Turning Back

No Turning Back (HM11SJ)

Location: St Joseph, MO 64501 Buchanan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.136', W 94° 50.798'

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Too young and na?ve
to think they could fail
Too full of visions
for the end of the trail
They stored their silk dresses
and donned calico
To join in the cry
of Westward Ho

Their diaries tell
of the endless hours
The vast sea of grass
and bounty of wildflowers
They tell of the children
conceived and born
and of those who were buried
in the gray, silent morn

Still, the wagons rolled on
and the ruts got deeper
The column moved westward
as the route got steeper
Teams dropped from exhaustion
in the summer heat
As the emigrants pressed on
defying defeat

They met Indians who were friends
and many that were foe
They saw days of drought
and blinding snow
Only one thing was certain
along this wagon track

There was absolutely-
No Turning Back

- by Veryl Goodnight
Details
HM NumberHM11SJ
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 341836 N 4403742
Decimal Degrees39.76893333, -94.84663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.136', W 94° 50.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 8.16" N, 94° 50' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 551 Rivervale Rd, St Joseph MO 64501, US
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