Forty and Eight Grand du Texas
The Society of Forty Men
and Eight Horses
Grande Voiture du Texas
DONATIONS FOR THE
TEXAS MERCI BOXCAR
French Merci Boxcar was part of the
Gratitude Train sent from France to the United States in February 1949.
The Grande Voiture du Texas of the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses, more
commonly known as the “Forty & Eight”, are the custodians of the Texas Merci
Boxcar and have maintained it since it was received by then Governor Buford
Jester and a host of delegates in 1949.
2014, the Texas Merci Boxcar was moved to
Camp Mabry to be put on extended display in the Great Hall of the Texas Military Forces Museum.
More information below.