1897 Model "French 75"

1897 Model "French 75" (HM1J65)

Location: Black River Falls, WI 54615 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 17.254', W 90° 51.614'

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Since its introduction in 1897, the "French 75" was first used in World War I by both the French and the Untied States. It was the U.S. Army's first modern artillery piece and is significant in the development of weaponry as the first gun fitted with a recoil mechanism.Between the wars the wooden spoked wheels of the Model 97 were replaced with pneumatic tires to accommodate modern high speed warfare. There were only 17,000 of the "French 75" made including those manufactured under license in Mexico and the United States of America.The majority of troopers in Company C, 107th Ammunition Train, 32nd Infantry Division, during World War I were Jackson County soldiers. Notations made in diaries kept by Corporals Eilert Hagen and Sigurd Hanson of the Unit indicated a number of nights when the "boys were out hauling 75's."
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HM NumberHM1J65
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Date Added Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 670724 N 4906039
Decimal Degrees44.28756667, -90.86023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 17.254', W 90° 51.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 17' 15.24" N, 90° 51' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)715, 608
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Foundation Trail, Black River Falls WI 54615, US
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