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Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway - FM 219 - Bosque County, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Assisted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 31° 44.068 W 097° 39.940
14R E 626401 N 3511778
Quick Description: This marker, mounted on a post next to a Texas Historical Marker, commemorates the dedication of FM 219 in Bosque County as "Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway" on October 20, 1975.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 11:29:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM9AFP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 10
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 Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway - FM 219 - Bosque County, Texas - posted by QuesterMark

Long Description:
The sign says,
FM 219
Cleng Peerson
Memorial Highway
Dedicated October 20, 1975
1825 - International N/A
Sesquicentennial - 1975

This scenic highway is
dedicated to the contributions
of early Norwegian Pioneers
who helped settle Bosque County
since 1852. Cleng Peerson
(1782-1865) is known
internationally as
"The Father of Norwegian
Migration to America"
He helped thousands find
new homes in at least 8
states and praised the
beauty of Bosque Valley.
He is buried at Norse Cemetery,
Our Saviors Lutheran Church
near this highway.

Bosque County Commissioners Court
Norwegian Society of Texas
Texas Department of Highways and
Public Transportation

and has a small "American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976" medallion on the upper left corner and a small "American Bicentennial in Texas 1976" medallion in the upper right corner.
Group that erected the marker: Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Route 219/182
Clifton, TX United States


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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