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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Area



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Location: on N. York Highway (US 127), Pall Mall, TN
County: Fentress
Coordinates: N 36° 32.484    W 084° 57.564
  36.5414    -84.9594
Waymark: None
 



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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Area
York General Store and Visitor Center


Welcome to Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Area. Sgt. York was awarded the nation's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions near the French village of Chatel-Chehery on Oct 8, 1918, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive against the German forces. Your free tour of the Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf River, where America's greatest World War I hero lived all his life, begins inside York General Store and Visitor Center with a 10-minute video "Legacy in Action" narrated by York admirer Walter Cronkite. An audio driving tour and map are available here or at www.sgtyork.org.

Appalachian Regional Commission.



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Explore more:
Wikipedia: Alvin C. York
Dr. Michael Birdwell: Sergeant Alvin York
History dot com: U.S. soldier Alvin York displays heroics at Argonne
Wikipedia: Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Wikipedia: Forest of Argonne
Wikipedia: World War I