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Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — The Teutonic Order HouseDeutschordenshaus
Um während der Hof- und Landtage in der Residenzstadt eine eigene Wohnstätte zu besitzen, hat Heinrich v. Kneringen, Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens “an der Etsch und im Gebirge” mit Sitz in Bozen dieses Haus erworben. Die Erker wurden 1532 von Gregor Türing mit den prächtigen Wappen Heinrichs v. Kneringen, des damaligen Inhabers des Hoch- und Deutschmeisteramtes sowie der Komturei zu Schlanders und Lengmoos, geschmückt. Schon 1539 hat der Orden das Haus wieder verkauft. Im . . . — Map (db m68137) HM
Brazil, Bahia, Salvador — Monumento a Stefan ZweigAll Saints' Bay
Stefan Zweig nasceu em Viena, Áustria, em 1881. Escritor cosmopolita, tornou-se conhecido por suas analises do comlexo psíquico e pela defesa dos ideais humanitarios. Foi o autor mais traduzido do seu tempo. Pacifista, escrevia reinventando a vida. Iniciou sua peregrinação pelo mundo em 1934, com residencia na Inglaterra. Mudou-se, em 1941, com sua esposa Lotte, para a Cidade de Petrópolis, Brasil, onde escreveu, o seu livro mais conhecido, “Brasil, Pais do Futuro” e . . . — Map (db m31877) HM
Brazil, Distrito Federal, Brasilia — Memorial JKJK Memorial[President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, the founder of Brasilia]
In Portuguese: Projeto do arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer foi inaugurado em 12 de setembro de 1981 em homenagem a Juscelino Kubischek de Oliveira, fundador de Brasilia. Abriga biblioteca com trēs mil volumes que pertenceram a JK, atém de objetos pessoais, fotos, videos e vários documentos. Os painéis da recepção e da câmara mortuaria são obras de Althos Bulcão. O vitral que se encontra acima da uma funerária é de autoria da artista francesa Marianne Peretti. A estátua de JK esculpid por . . . — Map (db m26590) HM
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — 01246020 — Copacabana FortArmy History Museum
Together with the Arpoador Rock and Cape, the Fort is part of an important landscape group located between two highly populated neighbourhoods: Copacabana and Ipanema. Date: inaugurated in 1914 by President Marechal Hermes da Fonseca. Last Restoration: in 1987, with the coastal artillery batteries phased out, the fort with its 12-meter thick walls, became the Army History Museum. Features: at the entrance of the Fort is a grotto with a statuette of Santa Barbara, . . . — Map (db m25962) HM
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — Praça 15 de NovembroPrefeitura da Cidade do Rio De Janeiro
Esta região guarda a memória do período colonial Brasileiro. No Século XVII, o núcleo original da cidade desloca-se do morro do Castelo para a várzea e consolida-se ao longo da Rua Direita, hoje Primeiro de Março. Junto à rua, na praia de N.S. do Ó, aterrado surge o Terreiro do Carmo, depois chamado Largo do Paço, por se ter instalado ali o Paço dos Governadores (1743), atual Paço Imperial. O velho largo recebe o nome de Praça 15 de Novembro por ocasião da Proclamação da República em 1889, . . . — Map (db m26313) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Creation of the Province of British ColumbiaCréation de la Province de Columbie-Britannique
[English] The province of British Columbia was created on July 20, 1871. Formerly a crown colony established by the union in 1866 of Vancouver Island with the mainland colony of British Columbia, the addition of the Pacific coast province made Canada truly a nation “from sea to sea”. With provincial status came success for the movement toward self-government. The first Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia was Joseph W. Trutch and the first premier was John Foster . . . — Map (db m49038) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British ColumbiaLe Domaine du Lieutenant-Gouverneur de la Colombie-Britannique
This magnificent estate, residence of the Crown's representatives in British Columbia, is a cultural landscape that boasts a long and remarkable association with this high office. In 1865 the government of the colony purchased Cary Castle, a house located on this site, to serve as the residence of the governor of Vancouver Island. When British Columbia entered Confederation in 1871, Cary Castle became the home to the province's lieutenant governors. The present structure, built in 1957-1959, is . . . — Map (db m72878) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Government House
This plaque was unveiled by The Honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross, C.M.G., M.C., LL.D. Lieutenant Governor of the Province of British Columbia on May 19th, 1959, to mark the official opening of the 10th Government House built to replace the former residence destroyed by fire April 15th, 1957. Planned and constructed under the authority of the Hon. W. N. Chant, Minister of Public Works, Province of British Columbia. Built by John Laing and Son, (Canada) Limited. — Map (db m74991) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Royal and Distinguished Visitors
As the representative of the Crown, the Lieutenant Governor plays an important ceremonial role that includes hosting royal visitors, heads of state, the Governor General, and other dignitaries. Members of the royal family have toured Canada since 1860 to maintain close ties between Canadians and the Crown. Canada’s Royal family continues to tour regularly and stays at Government House while in Victoria. [Photo captions read] 1. Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen . . . — Map (db m75026) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The People and the Lieutenant Governor
In addition to carrying out constitutional responsibilities, the Lieutenant Governor plays an important role in celebrating, inspiring and connecting British Columbians. Many organizations invite the Lieutenant Governor to act as their patron. The Lieutenant Governor travels across the province to meet British Columbians and to recognize their achievements in public service, volunteerism, and bravery. The Lieutenant Governor has a busy schedule of attending cultural events and . . . — Map (db m74878) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Role of the Lieutenant Governor
The Lieutenant Governor is the Queen's representative in British Columbia, appointed by the Governor General for a term of at least five years. The Lieutenant Governor plays an important constitutional role, opening and closing sessions of the legislature, appointing and swearing-in Cabinet, and giving Royal Assent to all bills passed by the Legislative Assembly. To ensure that there is always a First Minister, or premier, Lieutenant Governors have, on occasion, had to make the . . . — Map (db m74940) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Twinning of Morioka, Japan and Victoria
Placed here May 23, 1985 commemorating the twinning of Morioka, Japan and Victoria and to the memory of Dr. Inazo Nitobe Mayor Daizo Ota [and] Mayor Peter Pollen ———————— 10th Anniversary of Twinning Morioka, Japan Mayor Ohta • Mayor Cross Victoria, Canada May 23, 1995 [Also in Japanese] — Map (db m74135) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — William Edgar OliverIn Loving Memory of
First Reeve of Oak Bay Municipality 1906 Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 19, 1867 Died at Cowichan Lake, August 9, 1920 Beloved Husband of Mary Eleanor Ward Oliver (1869-1959) Installed 2006 - Oak Bay Centennial — Map (db m74750) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Welshpool — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt1933 - 1945
The Great Depression 1929-1941 The depression was world-wide. In the U.S., the banking system collapsed and 12.8 million people were unemployed. Hardest hit were youth, minorities, the elderly, and workers in the consumer durables industries. There was widespread hunger and suffering as communities ran out of charitable and government relief. FDR's "New Deal" programs, some more successful than others, helped to stem national despair and boost public confidence. La Crise économique . . . — Map (db m54783) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), Welshpool — Roosevelt Campobello International ParkLe Parc International Roosevelt de Campobello
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a unique example of international cooperation - jointly administered, staffed, and funded by the peoples of Canada and the United States. Established by international treaty in 1964, the 1,134-hectare (2800-acre) park remains a symbol of the close relationship between our two countries. When she declared the Park Visitor Center open in 1967, the Queen Mother Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth expressed the sentiments of both countries with these . . . — Map (db m63591) HM
Ontario, Ottawa — Nicholas Sparks
Irish Nicholas Sparks (b.1792) was from Darragh, County Wexford. He came "up river" 1816 to work for the founding Wrights of Hull. In 1826 he acquired Philemon Wright Jr.'s widow (Sarah Olmstead) and her nine children (he and she were to have one son and two daughters): crossed to the south shore, and for £ 95 bought the 200 acres, and log cabin thereon, from the first patentee, John Burrows Honey. His household thus became the first in the swale which Col. John By made his campsite for the . . . — Map (db m75711) HM
Ontario, Ottawa — Parliament Clocktower Bell
This bell was taken from the ruins of the clock tower destroyed by fire February 3, 1916. "The fire raged fiercely for hours. The main tower was not touched until about 11 p.m., and one of the most pathetic incidents of the night, which moved the spectators, was the striking of the midnight hour by the old tower clock. There seemed almost a human touch as its familiar tones boomed out from the mass of flames." From the 1916 report of the deputy minister of public works. — Map (db m39748) HM
Ontario, Ottawa — Thomas D'Arcy McGee1825 - 1868
Journalist, poet, Irish patriot, Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation, McGee was born in Ireland, where he was involved in nationalist politics. Forced to flee to America in 1848, he worked for several years in the United States before settling in Montréal in 1857. In 1858 he was first elected to the legislature for Montréal West. An eloquent orator in support of Confederation, McGee attended the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences, and later represented Montréal West in the . . . — Map (db m75714) HM
Ontario, Ottawa — Women Are Persons!Les Femmes Sont Des Personnes!
The Persons' Case of 1929 is a celebrated landmark victory in the struggle of Canadian women for equality. For years, groups had repeatedly requested that a woman be appointed to the Senate, often naming Judge Emily Murphy as their candidate. However, five successive federal governments maintained that women were ineligible to serve in the Senate on the basis that they were not "qualified persons" according to Section 24 of the British North America Act of 1867.

In 1927, Judge Murphy . . . — Map (db m39749) HM

Ontario, Toronto — South African War Memorial — ("2nd Boer War")
. . . — Map (db m57959) WM
Ontario (Frontenac County), Kingston — Sir John A. Macdonald(1815-1891)
John A. Macdonald, a father of Confederation and Canada's first prime minister, dominated the life of the new nation for a quarter century. Macdonald was a visionary statesman, a determined Conservative partisan, and a much-loved leader. His policies of westward expansion and of railways to the Atlantic and Pacific laid the basis of a successful transcontinental nation. Still prime minister, Macdonald died in Ottawa on June 6, 1891. A simple stone cross marks his grave, as he wished. — Map (db m90008) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Brockville — James Morris1798 - 1865
A prominent Canadian politician, Morris was born in Paisley, Scotland. His family immigrated to Canada in 1801 and later settled in Elizabethtown (Brockville). He joined his brothers, Alexander and William, in business there about 1820 and by 1836 had gained prominence in commercial and banking circles. Morris represented Leeds in the provincial legislature from 1837 until his appointment to the Legislative Council in 1844. Named first Canadian postmaster-general in 1851, when responsibility . . . — Map (db m87063) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Brockville — Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876
A prominent provincial politician, Gowan was born in County Wexford, Ireland. He came to Upper Canada in 1829 and immediately immersed himself in political affairs. Drawing upon his experience in the Irish Orange Order, Gowan established the Grand Orange Lodge of British North America in 1830 and , as the first Canadian grand master, ably guided the organization during its formative years. In 1836 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly, representing this area intermittently until 1861. A . . . — Map (db m83479) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Brockville — Sir William Buell Richards1815 - 1889
Born at Brockville and called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1837, Richards represented Leeds in the Legislative Assembly (1848–53) and served as Attorney General for Canada West in the Hincks-Morin administration (1851–3). Appointed puisne judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1853, he became Chief Justice of that Court in 1863 and Chief Justice of the Ontario Queen's Bench in 1868. When the Supreme Court of Canada was formed in 1875, Richards became its first Chief Justice and . . . — Map (db m87029) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Brockville — William Buell, Sr.1751 - 1832
Renowned as the founder of Brockville, Buell was born in Hebron, Connecticut. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution he moved to Québec where he joined the British forces and eventually served as a commissioned officer in the King's Rangers. In 1784, after his unit had been disbanded, he settled on a Crown grant here in the center of present-day Brockville. One of the area's first permanent residents, Buell became an influential local citizen. He represented Leeds in the Upper . . . — Map (db m87079) HM
Ontario (Leeds & Grenville Counties), Johnstown — Johnstown 1789
In 1789-90 a town plot of one mile square was laid out in this vicinity. Many Loyalists, including Sir John Johnson, obtained lots in the settlement. A sawmill and grist-mill were constructed, and in 1793 it was made the administrative centre of the Eastern District. A courthouse and gaol were erected and the court of quarter sessions, which administered the district's local government, met alternately here and in Cornwall. Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe stayed in Johnstown in 1792 and 1795. In . . . — Map (db m86853) HM
Ontario (Middlesex County), London — The East London Town Hall
Completed in 1884, restored in 1969 as Aeolian Town Hall, served as a centre for political and social life in London East until 1947. — Map (db m18963) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt
has been erected by his grandson William Hamilton Merritt of the City of Toronto, son of William Hamilton Merritt Jr. of St. Catharines, as a tribute to the father of Canadian transportation who through initiatory steps in first waterways and railways earned that title. He projected and carried to a successful completion the bridging of the cataract of Niagara by the Welland Canal 1824-29, the first railway suspension bridge in the world spanning the gorge of the same river 1846-55, and . . . — Map (db m76186) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862
A pioneer in the field of transportation, Merritt was born in Bedford, New York and settled at Twelve Mile Creek (St. Catharines) with his Loyalist family in 1796. He served with the provincial cavalry during the War of 1812, then operated mercantile and milling enterprises here. Primarily responsible for the construction of the first Welland Canal (1824-33). Merritt worked tirelessly to promote this ambitious venture, both by raising funds and by enlisting government support. During his long . . . — Map (db m76184) HM
Ontario (Northumberland County), Cobourg — Victoria Hall
One of the finest public buildings in Canada, this imposing structure was built as an expression of civic pride and confidence in the future. It was begun in 1856 and opened by the Prince of Wales four years later. Designed by the renowned architect Kivas Tully, Victoria Hall is classical in form and is distinguished by elaborately carved ornamentation, an elegant pediment supported by four Corinthian columns and a massive, column-ringed cupola. The building's interior with its traditional, . . . — Map (db m90084) HM
Ontario (Northumberland County), Cobourg — Victoria Hall
This building, designed by the architect Kivas Tully in a Victorian version of the Palladian style, is representative of the finer public buildings of mid-nineteenth century Canada. One of the most impressive town halls in Ontario, it reflects the economic optimism of the 1850's. It was constructed by the local firm of Burnett Brothers at a cost of $110,000. The cornerstone was laid by Sir Allan MacNab on December 30, 1856, and the building was officially opened by the Prince of Wales on September 7, 1860. — Map (db m90086) HM
Ontario (Ottawa), Carp — The Central Emergency Government HeadquartersLe Siège Central du Gouvernement d'Urgence
Irreverently known as the "Diefenbunker," this structure is a powerful symbol of Canada's response to the Cold War. Designed in the 1950s to withstand all but a direct his by a nuclear weapon, it was intended to shelter key political and military personnel during a nuclear attack. Fortunately, it never served its intended purpose, although the Diefenbaker government made plans to retreat to its protection during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The bunker functioned as the hub of a . . . — Map (db m75715) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Andrew Archibald Macdonald1829 - 1912
English: Born at Three Rivers, Brudenell Point, Macdonald, a merchant and shipbuilder, served as a member of the Legislative Assembly (1853-58) and of the Legislative Council (1867-72). He attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864 and on the latter occasion compiled notes which provide one of the few original sources of information on that conference. After the entrance of the Island into Confederation in 1873 he became provincial Post Master General and later . . . — Map (db m80271) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Colonel John Hamilton Gray1811 - 1887
English: Born in Charlottetown, a Father of Confederation, Gray served in the Imperial cavalry (1831-52) before entering politics. Elected in 1858 to represent Queen's County, he served as Premier of the province (1863-65) and played a prominent role in the Confederation debates. An ardent confederate, he presided over the Charlottetown Conference and attended the Quebec Conference. When the Island legislature rejected the Quebec Resolutions he left politics and reverted to military . . . — Map (db m80269) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Edward Palmer1809 - 1889
English: Born in Charlottetown and called to the bar in 1831, Palmer was a member of the legislature (1835-60), and of the Legislative Council (1860-73). Between 1848 and 1873 he held several cabinet posts, including that of President of the Council (1859-63). A delegate to the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences, he opposed Confederation at the outset but, in 1873, threw his support behind the Union movement. Appointed Judge of the Queen's County Court in 1873, he became Chief . . . — Map (db m80270) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Edward Whelan1824 - 1867
English: Born in Ireland, Whelan immigrated to Halifax c. 1836 and became a protégé of Joseph Howe. As a journalist in Charlottetown be published the short- lived Palladium in 1845, became editor of the Morning News in 1846, and founded the Examiner in 1847. A co-founder, with George Coles, of the Liberal Party, and an ardent advocate of Responsible Government for Prince Edward Island, he entered the Executive Council in 1851 and was appointed Queen's Printer . . . — Map (db m80266) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — George Coles1810 - 1875
English: A native Prince Edward Islander, Coles, first elected in 1842, represented the constituency of Queen's in the House of Assembly of the Island until his retirement because of ill health in 1868. Co-founder, with Edward Whelan, of the Liberal Party, and an ardent advocate of Responsible Government, which was granted in 1851, he became Premier in that same year and served in that office for three terms (1851-4, 1855-9, and 1867-8). A Father of Confederation, he attended the . . . — Map (db m80273) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Heralded Arrival… of the CircusL’arrivée tant attendue… du cirque
English: When a large steamer anchored in Charlottetown Harbour in 1864, few took notice of it or the politicians aboard. Charlottetown was preoccupied with another visitor to its little town: the circus. Drawing huge crowds and filling the city’s few hotels, the circus stole center stage from the visiting delegates - robbing them of a formal welcome, suitable accommodation, and proper publicity. No vacancy! That’s what John A. Macdonald and the other delegates from the . . . — Map (db m80199) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Thomas Heath Haviland1822 - 1895
English: Born in Charlottetown, Haviland was called to the Prince Edward Island bar in 1846. He represented Georgetown in the legislature (1847-70), serving successively as Colonial Secretary, as Speaker, and as Solicitor-Genera1. As a Legislative Councillor, he again served as Colonial Secretary (1870-2 and 1873-6). He was a delegate to the Quebec Conference of 1864 and was one of the three who, in 1873, arranged for the entry of Prince Edward Island into Confederation. Called to the . . . — Map (db m80268) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — William Henry Pope1825 - 1879
English: Born at Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Pope was admitted to the bar in 1847, became Colonial Secretary in 1859, was elected to the Legislative Assembly representing Queen's County in 1863 and continued to serve in the Assembly until 1867. An ardent advocate of Confederation, he was a delegate to the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences of 1864. In 1873 he was appointed Judge of Prince County. He died at Summerside. French: L'un des Pères de la Confédération, . . . — Map (db m80272) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Augustin-Norbert Morin1803-1865
French: Au cours des années 1850 vécut ici Augustin-Norbert Morin, né le 13 octobre 1803 à Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse. Avocat, journaliste et homme politique, il fut tour à tour fondateur du journal La Minerve en 1826, orateur à l’Assemblée législative de la province du Canada de 1848 à 1851, puis chef du gouvernement de 1851 à 1855, conjointement avec Francis Hincks, puis Allan MacNab. Fervent patriote, Augustin-Norbert Morin fut, avec Louis-Joseph Parineau, le principal . . . — Map (db m80761) HM
Quebec (Coaticook MRC), Compton — Louis Stephen St-Laurent1882 - 1973
Né à Compton, reçu avocat en 1905, St-Laurent fut a maintes reprises conseiller de grandes compagnies et représenta le gouvernement federal devant le Conseil Prive de Londres. Ministre de la justice (1941-1946), secrétaire d’état aux affaires extérieures (1946-1948), premier ministre du Canada (1948-1957), il prêcha l’unité nationale et joua un rôle capital dans l’évolution constitutionnelle et judiciaire du pays. Architecte d’un nouveau Commonwealth, signataire de Charte des Nations Unies et . . . — Map (db m74537) HM
Quebec (Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region)), Percé — Edmund James Flynn(1847-1927) — 10ᵉ Premier Ministre du Québec
À la memoire d’un illustre enfant de Percé Edmund James Flynn (1847-1927) 10ᵉ Premier Ministre du Québec Fils de James Flynn, pêcheur, et d’Elizabeth Tostevin, originaire de Guernesey, Edmund James Flynn et né à Percé en 1847. Secrétaire-trésorier de Percé, puis avocat et professeur à l’Université Laval, il est élu deputé de Gaspé en 1878 et siège à l’Assemblée législative de Québec jusqu’en 1904. Ministre dans les gouvernements conservateurs . . . — Map (db m80649) HM
Quebec (Memphrémagog MRC), East Bolton — Former Bolton Township Hall
French text appears above English text. Passage of the Municipal and Road Act for Lower Canada in 1855 resulted in the construction of many public halls in the English-speaking communities of rural Quebec during the second half of the 19th century. This township hall was erected in 1867 by community members using wood obtained locally. It served as a council chamber and social meeting place as well as accommodating a school on the ground floor. A fine example of regional building . . . — Map (db m75771) HM
Quebec (Sherbrooke MRC), Sherbrooke — Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt1817-1893
French text appears above English text Born in England, Galt came to Sherbrooke in 1835, and played a key role in the development of the Eastern Townships as Commissioner of the British American Land Company, as entrepreneur, railway promoter and member of the legislature. When Minister of Finance in 1858 he initiated an autonomous tariff policy. An early advocate of Confederation, he represented the English of Lower Canada and was responsible for the financial provisions of the . . . — Map (db m75634) HM
Quebec (Ville-Marie Borough), Montréal — Le Château Ramezay / Château Ramezay
[Royal Coat of Arms of Canada] Le gouverneur de Montréal Claude de Ramezay fit ériger ici en 1705, par Pierre Couturier, un édifice pour lui servir de demeure. La Compagnie des Indes occidentales, qui le posséda de 1745 à 1763, le fit rebâtir et élargir en 1756 selon les plans de Paul Tessier dit Lavigne. Les gouverneurs généraux résidèrent au Château de 1773 à 1844, les envahisseurs américains s’y logèrent en 1775-1776, et le Conseil exécutif y siégea en 1839. Il abrita après 1849, des . . . — Map (db m36937) HM
Costa Rica, San José — The National Monument of Costa RicaMonumento Nacional de Costa Rica
. . . — Map (db m92443) WM
Dominica, St George, Roseau — Cecil E. A. Rawle
Dominica Cecil E. A. Rawle 1891-1938 Faithfully he strove for progress in Dominica and for West Indian Unity — Map (db m93898) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — Borgellá's PalacePalacio de Borgellá — (Antigua Casa de Diego de Herrera)
Vivienda del siglo XVI, originalmente habitada por el escribano Diego de Herrera, importante personaje de la colonia española. La galería frontal con arcos se le añade durante la ocupación haitiana de 1822 a 1844, cuando fue remodelada para Casa de Gobierno, por el gobernador haitiano Gerónimo Borgellá. En 1863 fue asiento de la Real Audiencia durante la anexión a España. Ha sido sede del Tribunal de Justicia y del Senado de la República. English translation: A 16th century building, . . . — Map (db m92597) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — First City Hall in the AmericasPrimer ayuntamiento de America
Primer ayuntamiento de America fundado en La Isabela el 24 de abril de 1494 - Diego Colon._ Presidente del Ayto. Pedro Fernandez C._ Oficial Mayor Padre Bernardo Boil._ Regidor Alonso Sanchez Carvajal._ Regidor Juan de Lujan._ Regidor - Homenaje del Ayuntamiento – Disto. Nacional. _ 24 de abril de 1979. English translation: First City Hall in the Americas founded in La Isabela April 24, 1494 Diego Colon. President Pedro Fernandez C. First Official Padre Bernardo Boil. Council . . . — Map (db m92692) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — First Municipal Council in the Americas
Homenaje del Primer Cabildo de America al Adelantado Don Bartolome Colon Fundador en la margen oriental del Rio Ozama de la Villa de Santo Domingo del dia 5 de agosto del año 1498 para luego ser traslada a esta parte por el Gobernador de la Isla Hispaniola Frey Nicolas de Ovando en el año 1502 Sindicatura 1998-2002 English translation: Tribute to the First Municipal Council in the Americas formed by Bartolome Colon founder of Santo Domingo on the eastern shore of the Ozama River on . . . — Map (db m92695) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — Francisco del Rosario Sánchez
La Sociedad Patriotica "Hijos de la Fe" Al Padre de la Patria Francisco del Rosario Sanchez Nacio este gran heroe y martyr en esta casa el dia 9 de marzo de 1817. Santo Domingo 27 de febrero de 1898 English translation: The Patriotic Society "Sons of the Faith" To the Father of the Nation Francisco del Rosario Sanchez The great hero and martyr was born in this house on March 9, 1817. Santo Domingo, February 27, 1898 — Map (db m92557) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — Juan Bosch
Juan Bosch Escritor, cuentista, novelista, historiador y ensayista. Fundador del PRD y del PLD. Prócer, maestro politico dominicano y de América. Presidente moral eterno de la República. 1909-2001 English translation: Juan Bosch Writer, of both short-stories and novels, historian and essayist. Founder of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) and the Dominican Freedom Party (PLD). Founder and master of Dominican and American politics. Eternal moral President of the Republic. . . . — Map (db m92496) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — Juan Pablo Duarte
Fundador de la Republica Dominicana 1813-1838-1844-1876 English translation: Juan Pablo Duarte Founder of the Dominican Republic 1813-1838-1844-1876 — Map (db m92898) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — Palace of the GovernorsPalacio de los Gobernadores de la isla Española
Palacio de los Gobernadores de la isla Española. Capitanes generales y presidente de la Real Audiencia, primero de America construido alrededor de 1512 Sirvio de residencia a estos funcionarios reales durante la epoca colonial. En el periodo republicano fue sede del gobierno nacional hasta el año de 1947. Con motivo XX aniversario de la fundacion English translation: Palace of the Governors of the island Hispaniola. Captains general and the president of the Royal Court, first in the . . . — Map (db m92842) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — Palace of the Viceroy Diego ColónPalacio Virreinal de Diego Colón
Sede del primer virreinato de América y residencia de la familia Colón-de Toledo. Su construcción se inicia en 1511 por orden del Virrey y Gobernador Don Diego Colón, hijo del Primer Almirante Don Cristóbal Colón, descubridor de América. Estuvo ocupado por la familia y sus descendientes hasta 1577, reconstruido en 1955, alberga un museo histórico. English translation: Site of the first Viceroyalty of America and residence of the Colón de Toledo family. Its construction started in 1511 . . . — Map (db m92803) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — President Coronel Francisco Alberto Caamaño
Plaza Patriotica Coronel Francisco Alberto Caamaño 11 de junio de 1932-16 de febrero de 1973 En esta plaza frente al Altar de la Patria, el coronel Caamaño, héroe de la revolución de abril de 1965, para garantizar el proceso democrático en nuestro país, se juramentó como presidente de la República Dominicana en Armas el día 4 de mayo de 1965. Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional Gobierno Constitucional Dr. Leonel Fernández 2004-2008 Santo Domingo, . . . — Map (db m92694) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — The Dávila HouseCasa de los Dávila
Edificio construido a inicios del siglo XVI por Francisco Dávila, oidor de la Real Audiencia y regidor de la ciudad. Única residencia de la colonia con capilla privada. English translation: This building was constructed at the beginning of the 16th century for Francisco Dávila, judge in the Royal Court and city councilman. This was the only residence of the colony with a private chapel. — Map (db m92724) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — The Residence of Treasurer Cristóbal de Santa ClaraLa Casa del Tesorero Cristóbal de Santa Clara
Esta edificación fue iniciada en 1505 sirviendo de casa morada del tesorero Cristobal de Santa Clara. En 1508 por disposición de S.A.R. Don Fernando el Catolico sirvió de asiento a la casa de contratación y luego fue sede de la Real Audiencia y Chancilleria de Santo Domingo, primera del Nuevo Mundo, creada por la Real Provision de S.A.R. La Reina Doña Juana 1ra de Castilla en Burgos el 5 de Octubre de 1511 Republica Dominicana Suprema Corte de Justicia 5 de octubre de 1992 Año del . . . — Map (db m92815) HM
El Salvador, Chalatenango — José Maria San Martin
14 de febrero 1855-1955 Loor a Jose Maria San Martin Preclaro hijo de esta tierra Creador del Departmento de Chalatenango English translation: February 14 1855-1955 Tribute to Jose Maria San Martin Illustrious son of these lands Creator of the Department of Chalatenango — Map (db m87979) HM WM
El Salvador, Cuscatlán, Suchitoto — 1 — Structure 4E1 or CabildoEstructura 4E1 o El Cabildo
Esto se identificó, debido al método constructivo, ubicación, planta arquitectónica y materiales culturales encontrados durante las excavaciones. Esta estructura era donde los españoles ejercían el poder cívico-administrativo. La estructura está construida sobre y en medio de roca madre de tipo andesita, utilizando además para su edificación, teja, baldosas y un piso de tierra compactada con baldosas de barro cocido. El Cabildo posee una forma rectangular con una dimensión de 6.5 m norte-sur, . . . — Map (db m93959) HM
El Salvador, San Salvador — Father Nicolas AguilarPadre Nicolas Aguilar
Tonacatepeque, Dic. 16 1742 San Salvador, Sept. 12 1818 Con gran vocacion para la carrerra elesiastica; ejemplo que siguieron posteriormente sus hermanos Vicente y Manuel, Proceres de la Independencia, de quienes era hermano mayor, en 1824 mientras su hermano Manuel se encontraba encarcelado y Don Vicente reconcentrado en Guatemala; Don Nicolas, si bien libre por consideracion a sus años, era vigilado pues aunque viejo y decrepito, era un formidable enemigo, siempre dispuesto a defender . . . — Map (db m83872) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — Toompea Loss[Toompea Castle]
Aerial photo of the castle and surroundings Text in Estonian : … Text in English: Toompea Castle is the seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia – the Riigikogu The castle complex is made up of several parts: the west wall and the Tall Hermann tower belongs to the medieval fortress of the Order of the Brothers of the Sword, the Government Administration building represents the Czarist era and is classic in style, and the building of the . . . — Map (db m57027) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — Polish Submarine "ORZEŁ" - September 1939 — [Estonian Maritime Museum]
Text in Estonian: ... Text in Polish: 15. Septembril 1939. Aastal Interneeriti saksa riigi survel Tallinnas Poola Sõjalaevvastiku allveelaev “ORZEŁ” Mereväekapten Jan Grudziński juhtimisel võttis relvitu Laev ööl vastu 18 Septembrit 1939 ette Hulljulge põgenemise Suurbritanniasse, et sealt Jätkata Voitlust merel. See Sündmus Oli üheks Ettekäändeks Nõukogude Sõjaväebaaside Rajamisele eesti territooriumil ja Eesti Hilisemale . . . — Map (db m57484) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — Tallinn Town Hall - Anno 1404
The only surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe, the Town Hall in Tallinn was first mentioned in 1322. When the present day building was completed in 1402-1404, Tallinn was a flourishing Hanseatic city. The upper floor with its impressive halls, the arcade and the tower were built in that period. The Town Hall is traditionally the centre of European municipal government from 1248 Tallinn was governed by Lubeck law, according to which the magistracy elected from the Hansa . . . — Map (db m57129) HM
Finland, Uusimaa Region, Helsinki — The Senate SquareVanhaa HelsinkiäGamla Helsingfors
Seaatintori: Text in Finnish ... : Senatstorget: Text in Swedish ... : CEHATCKA: Text in Russian ... : Text in English: Helsinki was moved to its current location from the mouth of the River Vantaanjoki in 1640. These blocks have formed the historical centre of the city ever since. There are three streets that give us a faint idea of life in Helsinki centuries ago. The location of Sofiankatu, Katariinankatu and Helenankatu has remained unchanged since the . . . — Map (db m57703) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 1 — Cathédral Notre-Dame — World Heritage Site
La cathédral actuelle a été précédée par une basilique paléochrétienne (Ve siècle) et une grande église carolingienne (IXe siècle). Commencée en 1211, la construction a été achevée pour l'essentiel dans les anées 1270-80. Les parties hautes datent des XIVe et XVe siècle. La Galerie des Rois perpétue la mémoire du baptême de Clovis en ce lieu. Depuis cet événement, trente-et-un rois de France ont été sacrés dans la cathédrale. Au-dessus du portail central, la grande statuaire célèbre la royauté . . . — Map (db m86013) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — Cavalcade du sacre des rois de France
Au lendemain de leur sacre, la tradition voulait que les Rois de France, devenus "le bras armé de l'Eglise" se rendent en un brillant cortège militaire de la Cathédrale à Saint-Remi en empruntant la rue Saint-Denis puis la rue Neuve (aujourd'hui rues Chanzy et Gambett); cette parade était appelée "cavalcade de Saint-Remi". Le souverain était entouré de ses Gardes du Corps en grande tenue et des délégations de nombreux régiments de cavalerie et d'infanterie, défilant entre deux haies de troupes . . . — Map (db m85956) HM
France, Île-de-France (Paris), Paris — The Conference GatePorte de la Conference — Histoire de Paris
La porte de la Conférence marque la limite ouest de Paris jusqu’a la veille de la Révolution. En 1593, lors du siège de Paris par Henri IV redevenu huguenot, les Ligueurs utilisent cette sortie pour se rendre à Suresnes négocier avec les représentants du roi. A la suite de cette Conférence, le monarque abjure définitivement le protestantisme: “Paris vaut bien une messe!”. La paix revenue, Marie de Medicis fait aménager le quai, qui prend le nom de “Cours-la-Reyne”. Sous . . . — Map (db m61631) HM
Germany, Bavaria (Ansbach District), Rothenburg ob der Tauber — Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg
Rabbi Meir ben Baruch von Rothenburg einem der bedeutendsten Talmudgelehrten zum gedenken Geboren um 1220 in Worms, lebte und wirkte er von etwa 1250 bis 1286 in der Synagoge und in der Talmudschule, die auf diesem Platze standen, dem ersten Judenviertel Rothenburgs. Er starb 1293 in Ensisheim und wurde 1307 in Worms begraben. Synagoge und Talmudschule wurden 1404 in eine Marienkapelle und in ein Seelhaus ungewandelt. Die Marienkapelle wurde 1805 abgebrochen. . . . — Map (db m80871) HM
Germany, Berlin — Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer[Berlin Wall Monument]
German Text: … English Text: The Berlin Wall became an international symbol of the division of Germany after the Second World War and also of the Cold War between East and West. The construction of the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961. The government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) built this more than 150-km-long barrier to hermetically seal off East Berlin and the rest of the GDR. More than 2.7 million people had fled the GDR between October 1949 and . . . — Map (db m57785) HM
Germany, Berlin — Checkpoint Charlie Site
[Panel 1:] During the time Germany and Berlin were divided by THE WALL, the sign which symbolizes world history was standing here: The victorious powers of World War II and the two Germanies confronted each other here, and the Western powers defended the fundamental rights of the special Berlin-Status until the confrontation between USA/USSR tanks. This sign is a copy. The original sign still exists and can be seen in the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie – 40 meters from here. . . . — Map (db m56213) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Allstedt — Castle & Chateau AllstedtBurg & Schloss Allstedt
The impressive facility was built primarily in the period from the 15th-18th centuries. It was built instead of the former imperial palace Allstedt that nearly all early German rulers used as a temporary residence and governmental center from 935-1200. The significant main castle was extensively renovated in 1975 and expanded as a museum. In addition to exhibitions on the work of Thomas Müntzer and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Allstedt, there is cast Harz iron art and historically designed . . . — Map (db m73041) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Allstedt — North Wing / Ground FloorNordflügel / Erdgeschoß
The outer walls of the trench and the courtyard are probably from the 15th century, likewise is the pointed arch doorway. The oldest part is a tower-like building in the northeast corner. It is completely covered today and the only visible remnants are in the basement and ground floor (13th-14th centuries). The medieval structural fabric remains to the height of the upper floor. Cellar fixtures date from the mid-16th century, as the stonemasons' marks at the door of the cellar . . . — Map (db m73057) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Mansfeld-Südharz District), Lutherstadt Eisleben — Markt 54 Birthplace of Alwin SörgelMarkt 54 Geburtshaus von Alwin Sörgel
Spokesman for the Democrats 1848/1849 and co-founder of cooperative banking • 26 May 1815 Alwin Sörgel was the son of merchant Ernst August Sörgel. He immigrated to Texas in 1845, but returned after two years and took over his father's business in Eisleben. • 1848 In the wake of the German Revolution in 1848/49 he was the spokesman of the Eislebener Democrats and co-founder of the Liberal People's Association. As editor of the "People's sheet for the county of Mansfeld," . . . — Map (db m70244) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Johann Schneidewin(1519 - 1568)
Jurist, kurfürstl. Rat Universitätsprofessor —————————— Lawyer, Electoral Council University Professor — Map (db m69782) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Lucas Cranach d. Ältere(1472 - 1553)
Maler und Unternehmer 1537 - 1544 Bürgermeister —————————— Artist and Entrepreneur 1537 - 1544 Mayor — Map (db m69739) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Lucas Cranach d. Jüngere(1515 - 1586)
Maler und Porträtist 1565 Bürgermeister —————————— Painter and Portraitist 1565 Mayor — Map (db m69779) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Nikolaus Ludwig, Graf v. Zinzendorf(1700 - 1760)
gründete Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine studierte hier von 1716-1719 —————————— Moravian Founder studied here from 1716-1719 — Map (db m69785) HM
Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Wittenberg District), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Thomas Müntzer(1490 - 1525)
Theologe und Bauernführer studierte hier 1518 —————————— Theologian and Peasant Leader studied here in 1518 — Map (db m69780) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Bulgarian Political Prisoners / Bulgarische politische Häftlinge
Memorial stone (placed) 1970 The translation of the Cyrillic inscription reads: Block 45 Bulgarian political prisoners of the concentration camps. From the Dachau, Radeberg, Buchenwald camps. Former students from Dresden and Bratislava. ———————— Gedenkstein 1970 Die Übersetzung der kyrillischen Inschrift lautet: Block 45 Bulgarische politische Häftlinge der Konzentrationslager. Aus den Lagern Dachau, Radeberg, Buchenwald. . . . — Map (db m76730) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — National Buchenwald MemorialNationale Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Buchenwald
Die vernichtung des Nazismus mit seinen wurzeln ist unsere losung Der aufbau einer neuen welt des friedens und der freiheit ist unser ziel ———————— The destruction of Nazism and its roots is our slogan The construction of a new world of peace and freedom is our goal — Map (db m76953) HM
Germany, Thuringia (Weimarer Land Kreis (District)), Buchenwald Memorial — Soviet Prisoners of War MemorialSowjetische Kriegsgefangene Denkmal
Block 1 • 7 • 13 • 19 • 25 • 30 Lager sowjetischer kriegsgefangener. Allem völkerrecht zum hohn wurden sowjetische soldaten in Buchenwald gefangengehalten. Neben schwerster arbeit wurden sie grausam gequalt und viele starben. trotz solidarischer hilfe durch die politischen gefangenen an erschöpfung und hunger. ————————— Block 1 • 7 • 13 • 19 • 25 • 30 Soviet prisoners of war camp. All international law was scorned for Soviet . . . — Map (db m76865) HM WM
Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala City — First Council of the City of GuatemalaFirst Council of the New Guatemala of the Assumption
Aqui se celebro el Primer Cabildo de la Ciudad de Guatemala, el 2 de enero de 1776. Guatemala, Ciudad Bicentenaria Municipalidad de Guatemala 2 de enero de 1976. English translation: Here was celebrated The First City Council of the City of Guatemala. January 2, 1776. Guatemala, Bicentennial City Municipality of Guatemala January 2, 1976. — Map (db m92474) HM
Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala City — José Maria Reina Barrios
General de Division Jose Maria Reina Barrios Presidente de Guatemala 1892-1898 Nacio: San Marcos el 24 de diciembre de 1854 Murio: En Guatemala el 8 de febrero de 1898 Impulsor y Realizador de Muchas Obras de Engrandecimiento patrio entre ellas el Paseo “La Reforma” English translation: Divisional General Jose Maria Reina Barrios President of Guatemala 1892-1898 Born: San Marcos, December 24, 1854 Died: Guatemala City, February 8, . . . — Map (db m86982) HM
Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala City — The Central American Act of IndependenceActa de Independencia de Centroamerica — Independencia de Guatemala
El Acta de La Independencia de Centroamerica se firmo aqui el 15 de Septiembre 1821 English translation: The Act of the Independence of Central America was signed here the 15th of September 1821. — Map (db m68561) HM
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Antigua Guatemala — Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y AragónAquí Nació Luis Cardoza y Aragón
21 de Junio De 1901 4 de Septiembre De 1992 y frente a la puerta que no había pasado en tantos años, recordé el llavín, corto y redondo, y cómo darle vuelta para abrir; la manita del tocador, el buzón,la madera, la cuerda para abrir la puerta sin tocar. Al fondo de la calle, el tríangulo perfecto del Volcán de Agua, enorme, sereno y azul. English translation: Here was born Luis Cardoza y Aragón June 21, 1901 September 4, 1992 and while in front of the door which I hadn't passed . . . — Map (db m92089) HM
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Antigua Guatemala — Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919El Acta de los Tres Dobleces
La gratitud del pueblo ¿Graba con caracteres de cariño? Los nombres de los valientes que firmaron la memorable Acta del 25 de Diciembre de 1919 Julio Bianchi. ∙ Jose Azmitia. ∙ Eduardo Camacho. ∙ Manuel Cobos Batres. ∙ Luis P. Aguirre. ∙ Emilio Escamilla. ∙ Tacito Molina Y. ∙ Adalberto A. Saravia. ∙ Luis Beltranena. ∙ Salvador Matheu ∙ Guillermo Rosales A. ∙ Jose Alvarado. ∙ Alberto Mejicanos. ∙ Enrique Forno. . . . — Map (db m91733) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa / Ó Donnabháin Rosa(1831 - 1915)
Ni dhéanfaidh gáeil bhearmao orc go brách [Gaelic transcription is best effort] ——— Erected in 1954. An uncut rock of Wicklow granite symbolises the patriot's unbreakable spirit. Into the rock is set a plaque bearing an impression of O'Donovan Rossa's head. — Map (db m25316) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Bective — Bective Abbey / Mainistir Bheigtí
Bective Abbey — from Mainistir Bheigthí (Abbey of Beigtheach) This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1147 as a “daughter house” of Mellifont Abbey. The community here was Anglo-Norman. In 1386 men of Irish birth were effectively barred from entering the monastery. The cloister (a covered walkway for contemplation and prayer) and the domestic buildings where the monks lived and worked, were rebuilt on a smaller scale in the 15th century. Two sections of this . . . — Map (db m24752) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Crossakiel — Jim Connell
Author of “The Red Flag” which became the anthem of the International Labour Movement Born Rathniska, Kilskyre 1852 Died Lewisham, London 1929 Oh, grant me an ownerless corner of earth, Or pick me a hillock of stones, Or gather the wind wafted leaves of the trees To cover my socialist bones, Jim Connell This monument was unveiled on 26th April, 1998 by Peter Cassells, general secretary, ICTU, before an international gathering from the trade unions and . . . — Map (db m27347) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monumentand Memorial Garden
The Memorial Garden is named after Vol. Joe Coombes, Platin Road. Vol. Noel Gallagher, Mountfield, Co. Tyrone Vol. Harry McCormick, Prioryland, Duleek and is in memory of all those who dedicated their lives to and for the cause of Irish freedom. This monument was unveiled by Paddy Sheils (Snr), Garballagh and Jimmy Lynch, Kentstown The Memorial Garden Was Officially Opened On 15th June 2008 By Ex-Portlaoise Hungerstriker . . . — Map (db m27220) HM
Ireland, Ulster (County Donegal), Donegal Town — 175 — The Franciscan Friary of Donegal
Founded 1474 and richly endowed by the Lady Nuala O'Connor and the Lady Nuala O'Brien, wives of successive O'Donnell chieftains. The Friary followed the usual Franciscan layout of church on the south side, with cloisters and conventual buildings to the north. Its present ruinous state dates from 1601 when it was turned into a fortress by Niall Garbh O'Donnell and his English allies and besieged by Red Hugh. Donegal Friary and its possessions were confiscated in 1607 following the . . . — Map (db m71600) HM
Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Altar of Caesar / Ara di Cesare

Altar of Caesar ... deposed (beyond bare Caesar) in the Forum, where the palace the ancient Romans is, and you piled on tables, seats and the other timber was there ... ro lit the fire and all the people stood to the axes bonfire at night. In that place first was erected an altar, now there is the temple of Caesar himself, in which he is revered as a god

Ara di Cesare ...deposero (là spoglia di Cesare) nel Foro, la dove è l'antica reggia dei Romani, e vi accumularono sopra . . . — Map (db m84379) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Arch of Constantine
IMP • CAES • FL • CONSTANTINO • MAXIMO • P • F • AVGUSTO • S • P • Q • R • QVOD • INSTINCTV • DIVINITATIS • MENTIS • MAGNITVDINE • CVM • EXERCITV • SVO • TAM • DE • TYRANNO • QVAM • DE • OMNI • EIVS • FACTIONE • VNO • TEMPORE • IVSTIS • REM-PVBLICAM • VLTVS • EST • ARMIS • ARCVM • TRIVMPHIS • INSIGNEM • DICAVIT [English trans.:] To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the greatest, pious, and blessed Augustus: because he, inspired by the divine, and by the greatness of his . . . — Map (db m47768) HM
Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica

Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica The so-called Basilica takes its name from the architecture of its interior, typical of basilicas: it was divided into three halls by coloured marble columns with an apse at the end closed by a balustrade. Traces of the marble veneer survive on the walls and part of the floor made of large slabs of coloured marble was preserved until the 19th century. A modern staircase leads to a room beneath, covered by the palace, known as the "Hall of Isis" and . . . — Map (db m84255) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Regia

Located near the temple of Vesta, the Regia is believed to have been built by king Numa Pompilius as the place where the kings of Rome exercised their political and religious power. The plan resembles that of archaic houses and its royal nature is attested by the rich architectural terracottas found here. Excavations have identified five different construction phases dating to between the 7th and 6th century BC when the building took on its definitive appearance. Consisting of three rooms . . . — Map (db m84370) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Roman Forum

The Roman Forum lies in the valley surrounded by the Palatine, Capitoline and Esquiline hills. In the Republican period (5th-1st centuries BC) this was the political, economic, religious and commercial heart of ancient Rome. In the 9th-8th centuries BC when the city was made up of independent villages, the area was occupied by the cemeteries of the various settlements. Later, the villages began to merge and the Forum valley naturally became the place where their inhabitants met for . . . — Map (db m84375) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Roman Forum

The Roman Forum retained its importance especially during the Republican period (5th-1st centuries BC), when the valley gradually filled with public buildings whose remains are still preserved. These buildings, which almost always originally had a timber frame and brick facing, were reconstructed on various occasions, in part because they were frequently destroyed by fire or civil strife. It was this unplanned continuity of its buildings over time which gave the Roman Forum its typically . . . — Map (db m84377) HM

Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Vittorio Emanuele II — [Capitoline Hill]
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II secc. XIX-XX Architetti: G. Sacconi, P. Piacentini, G. Koch, M. Manfredi Renderings of the Monument: Pianta * Sezione longitudianle * Prospeto [Left column - Text in Italian…] Right column - Text in English: The Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IInd is situated in the Campitelli district which was the site of many great undertakings throughout the centuries. Nowadays, not many people actually live here, for . . . — Map (db m47437) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Alfredo Robles Domínguez
En este edificio se fundaron los grupos de orientación revolucionaria precursores del movimiento de 1910: Centro antirreeleccionista de México y Partido Nacionalista Demócratico Su propietario entonces, el Sr. Ing. Alfredo Robles Domínguez dió en hipoteca la finca, sin que pudiera rescatarla después, para cooperar pecuniariamente al nacimiento y desarrollo de la Revolución Mexicana, En el centro y sur de la República, por comisión que le confirió el Sr. Francisco I. Madero. 19-V-1909 . . . — Map (db m90821) HM WM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Andrés Quintana Roo
Insurgente Nacio en Merida en el año de 1787 Se recibio de abogado en Mexico, abrazo la causa insurgente al lado de Morelos Lucho contantemente por la Patria Murio en Mexico en el año de 1851. English translation: Andrés Quintana Roo Independence fighter Born in Mérida in 1787. Became a lawyer in Mexico City and joined the cause of Independence, together with Morelos. He constantly fought for the Nation. He died in Mexico City in 1851. — Map (db m91665) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Antonio León
Heroe Nacional Nacio en 1794 en Huajuapan Oaxaca. Primer Gobernador de su estado; Valiente General Defendio a la Patria Contra la invasion Norteamericana Murio en la Batalla del Molino del Rey en Septiembre de 1847. English translation: Antonio León National Hero Born in 1794 in Huajuapan, Oaxaca. First Governor of the state; Brave General, defended the nation against the United States invasion. Died at the Battle of Molino del Rey in September 1847. — Map (db m91609) HM WM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Death of Benito Juárez
Aqui estuvo la habitacion donde murio la noche del 18 de Julio de 1872 el Lic. D. Benito Juarez Presidente Constitucional de Mexico y Benemerito de las Americas English translation: Here was the room were on the night of July 18, 1872 died Benito Juarez Constitutional President of Mexico and Most praiseworthy of the Americas — Map (db m90476) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Esteban Coronado
Reformista Hijo de Chihuahua, Nacio en 1832 Abogado y militar, combatio contra los Norteamericanos en 1847; sucumbio en defensa del pensamiento liberal, en el año de 1859. English translation: Esteban Coronado Reformer Son of Chihuahua, born in 1832. Lawyer and member of the military, fought against the United States invasion in 1847; succumbed finally in the defense of liberal thought, in 1859 — Map (db m91589) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Fr. Servando Teresa de Mier
Gran Patriota Nacio en Monterrey N.L. en el año de 1763 Fue fraile dominico, sufrio destierro y prisiones por sus ideas liberales. Escritor y orador brillantisimo. Murio en Mexico en el año de 1827 English translation: Friar Servando Teresa de Mier True Patriot Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 1763. He was a Dominican friar, suffered exile and prison for his liberal ideas. A brilliant speaker and writer. Died in Mexico in 1827. — Map (db m91627) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Francisco M. S. de Tagle
Insigne Poeta Michoacano Nacio en Valladolid (Morelia) en 1772 Partidario de la libertad Redacto el Acta de Independencia en 1821 Diputado y Senador Fallecio en 1847 English translation: Francisco M. S. de Tagle Distinguished Poet Born in Valladolid (now Morelia), Michoacán in 1772 Supporter of liberty Wrote the Act of Independence in 1821 Congressman and Senator Died in 1847 — Map (db m91232) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos
Lic. Verdad Martir de la Independencia Nacio en 1760 en Aguascalientes Sindico del Ayuntamiento de Mexico en 1808 Proclamo la soberania popular fue protomartir de la Independencia Nacional Murio in 1808 English translation: Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos Martyr for Independence Born in 1760 in Aguascalientes, became the principal administrator of the City Hall of Mexico City in 1808. Proclaimed the concept of popular sovereignty and is considered one of the first martyrs to . . . — Map (db m91548) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos
A la imperecedera memoria del protomártir de la independencia nacional, Lic D. Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos, síndico del Ayuntamiento de México de 1808 en cuyo seno germinaron los primeros planes de emancipación política de la Nueva España. Murió misteriosamente el 4 de octubre del mismo año por haber invocado ante la junta de notables reunida el 9 de agosto anterior el principio de la soberanía popular; siendo inhumado su cadáver en esta basílica. El Ayuntamiento Constitucional de . . . — Map (db m92311) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Francisco Zarco
Politico Nacio en Durango en el año de 1834 Periodista liberal hombre de gran talento y cultura Diputado Constituyente Murio en 1869 English translation: Francisco Zarco Politician Born in Durango in 1834. Liberal journalist and man of great talent and culture. Congressman and member of the Constituent Congress of 1856-1857. Died in 1869. — Map (db m91591) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Jesús Garcia Morales
General Republicano Nacio en Arizpe, Sonora en 1823; Desde muy joven se alisto para defender a la Patria. Lucho por la Causa Liberal Republicana. Goberno su estado Fue Senador. Murio en el año de 1883. English translation: Jesús Garcia Morales Republican General Born in Arizpe, Sonora in 1823; At a young age enlisted to defender the Nation. Fought for the Liberal Republican cause. Governed his state and was a Senator. Died in 1883. — Map (db m91628) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — José Eduardo de Cárdenas
Educador Nacio en Cunduacan Tabasco en 1765 Maestro del Colegio de S. Juan de Letran Diputado a las Cortes de Cadiz en 1810 Fomento la enseñanza de la niñez Murio en su tierra natal en 1821 English translation: José Eduardo de Cárdenas Educator Born in Cunduacán, Tabasco in 1765 Teacher at the San Juan de Letrán School Deputy to the Court of Cádiz in 1810 Promoted teaching of children Died in his homeland in 1821 — Map (db m91587) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Juan José de la Garza
Juan Jose de la Garza Republicano Nacio en Tamaulipas en el año de 1826 Defendio a al patria contra la intervención extranjera Fue abogado Gobernador y Diplomatico Murio en Mexico en el año de 1893 English translation: Juan José de la Garza Republican Born in Tamaulipas in 1826. Defended the nation against foreign invasion. He was a lawyer, Governor and diplomat. Died in Mexico in 1893. — Map (db m90845) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Leandro Valle
Defensor de la Reforma Nacio en Mexico en 1833 Alumno del Colegio Militar de Chapultepec Lucho hasta morir sacrificado en favor de las leyes de Reforma en el Monte de las Cruces en 1861 English translation: Leandro Valle Defender of the Reform Born in Mexico City in 1833. Cadet of the Military College at Chapultepec. Fought to the death, sacrificed for the good of the Reform Laws at Monte de las Cruces in 1861. — Map (db m91667) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — León Guzmán
Nacio el 5 de noviembre de 1821 en Tenango del Valle, Edo. de Mexico General y Licenciado Notable orador Diputado del Congreso de la Union y Ministro de Gobernacion del 10 de mayo al 17 de junio de 1861, murio en su rancho de San Isidro, en 1884 English translation: León Guzmán Born on November 5, 1821 in Tenango del Valle, in the State of Mexico. General, lawyer and notable orator. Congressman in the Unified Congress and Minister of Government from May 10 to June 17, 1861. He died . . . — Map (db m91590) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Miguel Lerdo de Tejada
Reformista Nacio en Veracruz en al año de 1812 Fue Ministro de Hacienda y autor de leyes reformistas durante los años de 1856 a 1860 Fallecio en Mexico en el año de 1861 English translation: Miguel Lerdo de Tejada Reformer Born in Veracruz in 1812. Was Minister of the Interior and author of Reform Laws from 1856 to 1860. Died in Mexico City in 1861. — Map (db m91666) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Monument to Mexican IndependenceMonumento a la Independencia Mexicana — Ángel de la Independencia
Este monumento reguarda a manera de recinto funerario, los restos de doce héroes del movimiento insurgente iniciado en 1810. Estos son: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, José María Morelos y Pavón, Ignacio María Allende, Juan Aldama, José Mariano Jiménez, Nicolás Bravo, Vicente Guerrero, Guadalupe Victoria, Mariano Matamoros, Leona Vicario y Andrés Quintana Roo; otros restos, sin identificar, se atribuyen a Francisco Javier Mina. En el vestíbulo del mausoleo se encuentra la estatua de Guillén de . . . — Map (db m90051) HM WM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Ponciano Arriaga
Constituyente Nacio en San Luis Potosi en el año de 1811 Defensor entusiasta del Liberalismo a su empeño se debe la Constitucion de 1857 Fallecio en Mexico en el año de 1865 English translation: Ponciano Arriaga Member of the Constituent Congress Born in San Luis Potosí in 1811. Enthusiastic defender of Liberalism. The Constitution of 1857 was in great part his work. Died in Mexico in 1865. — Map (db m91594) HM
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de Mexico — Ramón Carmona
General Republicano Nacio en Tuxcueca Jalisco en 1837; Sirvio a la causa Liberal Republicana con patriotismo; Fue diplomatico y goberno en su estado natal. Fallecio en 1889. English translation: Republican General Born in Tuxcueca, Jalisco in 1837; Served the liberal republican cause with patriotism; Was a diplomat and governor of his native state. Died in 1889. — Map (db m91479) HM
Mexico, Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro — Historical Events at the Temple of the Holy CrossEventos Históricos en el Templo de la Santa Cruz
El 14 de septiembre de 1810, una celda de este edificio sirvió de prisión al Sr. Lic. D. Miguel Domínguez, Corregidor de Querétaro. En este convento, el 28 de junio de 1821 D. Agustín de Iturbide y Arámburu al frente del ejército trigarante hizo capitular al Brigadier Domingo Luaces: terminando en esta fecha al Gobierno Virreinal en Querétaro. Del 13 de marzo al 15 de mayo de 1867 estuvo aquí el Cuartel General de Fernando Maximiliano de Habsburgo, y del 15 al 17 del mismo mes y año fue aquí . . . — Map (db m90366) HM
Mexico, Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro — Licenciado Lorenzo de la Parra
En esta casa vivió el señor Licenciado Parra, Distinguido Patriota de la Junta Revolucionario de 1810. Querétaro, Qro., noviembre de 1950. H. Comisión Local de Turismo, 1950. English translation: In this house lived Lorenzo de la Parra, Distinguished Patriot of the Mexican Revolution of 1810. Querétaro, Querétaro, November 1950. Honorable Local Tourism Commission. — Map (db m90052) HM WM
Mexico, Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro — Manuel de la Peña y PeñaFinal Ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
En esta casa el 30 de mayo de 1848, el Presidente de la República, Lic. D. Manuel de la Peña y Peña autorizó con su firma el Tratado de Paz con los Estados Unidos de Norte America Comisión Local de Turismo - 1947 English translation: In this house on May 30, 1848, the President of the Republic Manuel de la Peña y Peña signed the Treaty of Peace with the United States of North America Local Tourism Commission - 1947 — Map (db m90278) HM
Mexico, Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro — Venustiano Carranza Garza
Sociedad y Gobierno del Estado de Querérato rinden homenaje a: Don Venustiano Carranza Garza (1859-1920) Quien tuvo la visión de reunir en un gran pacto social y político los intereses de los Mexicanos para plasmar en la Carta Magna el orden jurídico como premisa del proyecto Nacional. English translation: The Society and the Government of the state of Querétaro pay homage to: Venustiano Carranza Garza (1859-1920) who had the vision to bring together in a wide-ranging . . . — Map (db m90379) HM
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland CBD — Lord Freyberg Statue
Lord Freyberg V.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. 1889 – 1963 Commander of the Second New Zealand Division 1939 – 1945 Governor-General of New Zealand 1946 – 1952 This memorial has been donated by returned servicemen to the citizens of metropolitan Auckland in appreciation of their continuing generosity. — Map (db m83526) HM
Nicaragua, León, La Paz Centro — "The Town Square""Plaza Mayor"
Su trazo corresponde a una poligonal de 200 x 100 varas. Era el lugar de mayor convergencia de la población: “…tan grande como las fiestas a caballo…” Limites: - Norte: Casa del Gobernador . -Sur: Calle Real y Casa Real de Fundición. -Este: Catedral Santa Maria de las Gracias. - Oeste: Cabildo. Punto de encuentro de sus habitants. En ella se organizaban el “tianguis” o Mercado, procesiones religiosas, bailes o danzas, lecturas de sentencias y ajusticiamientos . . . — Map (db m93790) HM
Nicaragua, León, La Paz Centro — “The Palace of Governor Rodrigo de Contreras”Colonial Structure No 3 — Estructura Colonial No 3 “Palacio del Governador Rodigo de Contreras”
Edificada en el periodo 1536-1550. Sistema constructivo: paredes de labrillo de barro y aplanado de tierra talpuja, su cubierta de techo fue de teja de barro y piso de ladrillo de barro, colocados de forma articulada, diseño conocido como “espina de pez”. Tenía un área de 1,457.25 m2. En 1535, Rodrigo de Contreras fue nombrado gobernador, cargo que ocupó durante 12 años. Su casa fue el edificio más grande de la ciudad “era tan grande como cuatro”. Fue . . . — Map (db m93785) HM
Nicaragua, León, La Paz Centro — “The Town Council”Estructura Colonial No 2 “Cabildo”
Construido en el periodo de 1531-1545, con paredes de ladrillo de barro y aplanado de tierra talpuja, su cubierta de techo fue teja de barro. Tenían un área de 513 m2. Durante el periodo activo de la ciudad fue la sede del Gobierno Municipal. Todas las Ruinas y estructuras de la ciudad fueron rescatadas y descubiertas en el año 1967, por la UNAN – León. Por efectos de Huracán Aleta en 1982, fue nuevamente sepultada esta estructura. Actualmente se ha redescubierto a través . . . — Map (db m93789) HM
Nicaragua, Managua — Dr. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal
En conmemoracion al martir de las libertades publicas, el Dr. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal detenido y torturado en las instalaciones de la Loma de Tiscapa en varias ocasiones y asesinado el 10 de enero de 1978. Managua, 25 de abril de 1996. "A tus hijos diles, que mi patria son ellos, y otros niños como ellos por los cuales hay que sufrir, y a veces, hasta morir." Pedro Joaquin Chamorro C. 12 de julio de 1959. English translation: In commemoration of the martyr to public . . . — Map (db m93564) HM
Nicaragua, Managua — Francisco Morazán
Nicaragua en el Centenario de su muerte 15 Septiembre 1942 English translation: Francisco Morazán Nicaragua on the 100th Anniversary of his death September 15, 1942 — Map (db m93575) HM
Nicaragua, Managua — Fulgencio Vega
Senador director del Estado Managua en el primer centenario de ser capital 5 de febrero 1952 English translation: Senator Director of the State Managua On the 100th anniversary of being named the capital February 5, 1952 — Map (db m93498) HM
Nicaragua, Managua — The Presidential House of NicaraguaLa Casa Presidencial de La Loma de Tiscapa — Exposicion fotografica
El Gral. José María Moncada Tapia (Presidente desde Enero de 1929), construyó la Casa Presidencial, en la parte superior de La Loma, inaugurándola el 4 de enero de 1931. El 31 de marzo de 1931, ocurrió el terremoto de Managua y parte del costado sur, al borde de la laguna, se dañó. Sin embargo, se reconstruyó y siguió funcionando como sede del Poder Ejecutivo hasta el siguiente terremoto del 23 de diciembre de 1972, cuando nuevamente fue destruida, pero esta vez no se reconstruyó. Contiguo . . . — Map (db m93497) HM
Nicaragua, Masaya — General Rigoberto Cabezas
Gral. Rigoberto Cabezas Reincorporador de la Mosquitia Año 1894 1860 · 1896 A los 101 años de la Revolucion Liberal P.L.C. English translation: General Rigoberto Cabezas Reincorporated la Mosquitia region 1894 1860 · 1896 On the 101st anniversary of the Liberal Revolution Liberal P.L.C. (Constitutional Liberal Party) — Map (db m93652) HM
Palestinian Territories, West Bank, Bethlehem — Nativity Church
(Arabic inscription precedes English inscription) The oldest church in use, the Nativity Church is home to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine Queen Helena inaugurated the construction of a Basilica at the Nativity in 339 A.D. at the site where the Roman Emperor Hadrian had built a shrine dedicated to Adonis. The Basilica was destroyed and rebuilt by Emperor Justinian in 531 A.D. and reinforced to its present fortress shape by Tancrea in 1169 A.D. During Ottoman rule, the . . . — Map (db m44631) HM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — Malinta Tunnel
Begun in 1922 and substantially completed in 1932, the tunnel complex consisted of east-west passage measuring 836 ft. long by 24 ft. wide 13 laterals on its north side and 11 laterals on the south side. Reinforced with concrete walls. Floor and overhead arches with blowers to furnish fresh air and a double-track electric car line along the main tunnel, Malinta provided bombproof shelter for the 1000 bed hospital, MacArthur’s USAFFE headquarters, shops and vast labyrinth storehouse during the . . . — Map (db m63648) HM WM
Philippines, Laguna, Calamba — José Rizal Monument
Panel 1: (Text in Tagalog/Pilipino:)José Rizal (1861-1896) Pambansang Bayani ng Pilipinas, doctor, agrimensor, dalubwika, manunulat, makata, eskultor at pintor. Isinilang sa Calamba, Laguna, 19 Hunyo 1861. May-akda ng Noli Me Tangere (1887) at El Filibusterismo (1887), mga nobelang higit pang nagpaalab sa mga Filipino na maghimagsik laban sa Espanya. Dinakip at ipinatapon sa Dapitan, hilagang Mindanao, 6 Hulyo 1892. Nagboluntaryo bilang manggagamot ng puwersang Espanyol sa Cuba, . . . — Map (db m63619) HM
Philippines, Leyte (Palo), Palo City — Leyte Landing/Paglunsad sa Leyte
Panel 1 (Text in Filipino): Sa pook na ito sa Palo, Leyte nagbalik sa Filipinas si Heneral Douglas MacArthur noong 20 Oktubre 1944 at personal na nanguna sa mabilisang pagtataboy sa hukbong Hapones na nasa Pilipinas. Ang Pangulong Sergio Osmeña at ilang kagawad ng nagdestiyerong pamahalaan ay dumating kasamg ni Hen. MacArthur at kumilos para sa muling pagtatatag, pagpapanumbalik, at pangangasiwa sa pamahalaang Komonwelt ng Filipinas. Ipinahayag ng pambansang tandang . . . — Map (db m63620) HM WM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Cosmopolitan Church
In Tagalog: Itinatag bilang Cosmopoilta Student Church sa ilalim ng Pihlippine Methodist Church, Marso 1933. Itinalaga sa pook na ito, 1936. Kanlungan at sentro ng gawain ng mga kasapi ng simbahang lihim na kabilang sa kilusang gerilya, 1942-1944. Inokupahan ng mga hapon, Setyembre 1944. Muling ipinatayo matapos masunong noong Labanan ng Maynila, 1945. Isa sa mga simbahang nagtatag ng United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), 1948. Inialay ang bagong santuaryo, 14 Disyembre . . . — Map (db m25103) HM
Philippines, Zambales (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority), Olongapo — Inang Laya Monument"The Hands That Freed the Nation"Inang Laya - Mother Country
Let the Dozen Hands pay tribute to the Magnificent Twelve Senators of the Republic of the Philippines who on September 16, 1991, stood up and declared “NO” to the RP US Military Bases Treaty, thus finally ending more than four centuries of foreign military presence in the country. Let the image of INANG LAYA – MOTHER COUNTRY now unbound and standing proudly be the embodiment of the generation of Filipinos who kept the flames of freedom ablaze during the bleakest moments in . . . — Map (db m68214) HM
Philippines, Zambales (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority), Olongapo City — Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
Five years ago today, this 24th day of November 1997, the U.S. Navy in solemn ceremonies relinquished administration, control and possession of the former Subic Naval Base, after 94 years to the sovereign Philippine government. Presiding over the ceremony was his excellency, President Fidel V. Ramos, Present in the historic turnover were: For the Philippine Government: Hon. Roberio R. Romulo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Hon. Richard J. Gordon, Mayor, City of . . . — Map (db m68150) HM
South Africa, Eastern Cape, Grahamstown — Schönland Building
Originally a military hospital, this building was used for the sitting of the house of assembly when the Cape parliament met in Grahamstown in 1864. — Map (db m62646) HM
Switzerland, Zurich (Zurich) — Fountain from Paris
Fountain from Paris, 1870 to initiate the 1982 World Convention of Water Experts in Zurich. The four nymphs personify simplicity, purity, sobriety and charity. They symbolise international co-operation in providing people everywhere with pure and salubrious water. (Plaques in French and German are also found on the fountain) Map (db m67089) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — German FountainAlman Çeşmesi
English: German Fountain is a monument dedicated to the second visit of the Prussian King and German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898. The monument, which was presented in the name of Turkish-German friendship, extending its function of being a fountain with its political meaning and content, is today mostly known for its monumental value. The plans for the fountain were drawn by the private consultant of the Kaiser, Architect Spitta and its construction was overseen by the architect . . . — Map (db m84692) HM
United Kingdom, Aberdeenshire (Scotland), Aberdeen — The Scottish Parliament
Presented by The Rt Hon Sir David Steel KBE MSP Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament to The City of Aberdeen To commemorate the occasion of the Scottish Parliament sitting in Aberdeen during the period Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 2002 — Map (db m34056) HM
United Kingdom, England (Central London), London — Tower Hill Execution Site
To Commemorate the tragic history and in many cases the martyrdom of those who for the sake of their faith country or ideals staked their lives and lost. On this site more than 125 were put to death. The names of some of whom are recorded here. • Simon of Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury 1381 • Sir Robert Hales, 1381 • Sir Simon de Burley, K.G. 1388 • Richard Fitzalan, 3rd Earl of Arundel 1397 • Rev. Richard Wyche, Vicar of Deptford 1440 • John De Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford 1462 . . . — Map (db m78678) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bernadette
The Artists' first coloured mural is a tribute to the women of Derry and their role in the civil rights campaign. Bernadette Devlin, Britain's youngest MP, addresses the crowd during the Battle of the Bogside: her actions resulted in a six month jail sentence for inciting and taking part in a riot. The woman to her left bangs a dustbin lid on the ground to alert neighbours to the arrival of the authorities. The triangle motif inspired by the gable end is repeated throughout the painting. . . . — Map (db m71187) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Bloody Sunday
This mural depicts the events of 30th January 1972 when the British Army opened fire on a civil rights demonstration, killing 14 people. A local priest waves a bloodstained handkerchief at the soldiers as he leads a group of men, carry the body of the youngest victim, away from the scene of the shooting. A soldier stands on a civil rights banner: this speaks of the price that people pay for democratic freedom. What makes our work unique is that, both as artists and as citizens, we are . . . — Map (db m71215) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Church Bastion
The watchers and the watched There have been watchers on the walls for centuries. In 1627 two watch towers were built near the Cathedral after the guards complained about having to do duty in the rain. In the 19th century the bastions became gardens and most watch towers were demolished: one still survives near here. During the Troubles the British army erected sangars close to the walls to watch over the city. The towers combined accommodation for soldiers with high technology . . . — Map (db m71053) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Civil Rights
This mural captures the mood of a typical civil rights march in the years up to 1972. Inspired by the civil disobedience campaign of Martin Luther King in the United States, young and old, Catholics and Protestants, politicians and mothers took to the streets to march for their democratic rights. Our intention was to describe it as it was, a happy, almost festive occasion conducted by people who were content that they were standing up, at long last, against prolonged injustice. — Map (db m71434) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — H Block Hunger Strike Memorial
IRA. Vol. Bobby Sands, Born 9th March 1954 Died 5th May 1981 Age: 27 (66 Days). IRA. Vol. Francis Hughes, Born 28th Feb 1956 Died 12th May 1981 Age: 25 (59 Days) INLA. Vol. Patsy O'Hara, Born 11th July 1957 Died 21st May 1981 Age: 23 (61 Days) IRA. Vol. Raymond McCreesh, Born 25th Feb 1957 Died 21st May 1981 Age: 24 (61 Days) IRA. Vol. Joe McDonnell, Born 14th Step 1951 Died 8th July 1981 Age: 30 [sic - 29] (61 Days) Let Our Revenge Be The . . . — Map (db m71219) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Mc Nutt, Phelan, and Mc Shane Memorial
In proud and loving memory of I.N.L.A. Volunteer Colm Mc Nutt Killed in Action 12th Decembert 1977 Comrade Patrick “Hessy” Phelan Murdered in New York, 21st January 1996 Comrade Dermot “Tonto” Mc Shane Murdered by British Army, 13th July 1996 “thig leo an reabhlóideach a mharú, Ach ní thig leo an réabhlóid a mharú choiche” — Map (db m71442) WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Motorman
Free Derry ended at 4am on 30th July 1972 when thousands of British troops in tanks and armoured cars invaded the Bogside and Creggan 'no-go' areas. During Operation Motorman, they tore down the barricades with bulldozers. The Artists chose the image of a soldier battering down a door to express the sheer ferocity of the onslaught. With its contrasting light and shadow, the mural becomes a powerful statement against war. Our work commemorates the real price paid by a naïve and . . . — Map (db m71284) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — Seán Keenan / Ó Cianáin
In proud and loving memory of Seán Keenan 1914 - 1993 Volunteer. Óglaigh na h-Éireann Chairperson. Derry Citizens' Defence Association Honorary Vice-President, Republican Sinn Fein Fluent Irish Speaker and active G.A.A. Supporter He spent 15 years interned without trial His life-long struggle against oppression and for the All-Ireland Republic continues to inspire his people His wife Nancy died 1st October 1970 Also his son Colm Died in active service on 14th . . . — Map (db m71208) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Peace Mural
This mural shows a dove and an oak leaf, as symbols of hope for the city’s future. The dove is the name of St Columba, the city’s founder, who is said to have built his monastery in an oak grove. The background mosaic of the colours of the spectrum expresses what the Artists mean by peace. The colours of the mural say that peace without freedom is no peace at all. — Map (db m71440) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Londonderry), Derry-Londonderry — The Peace Process
After the 1981 hunger strikes the republican movement embarked on a political process that resulted in the IRA ceasefire in August 1994. Loyalist paramilitaries declared their ceasefire in October 1994. In 1998 local politicians and the British and Irish governments signed the Good Friday Agreement, which paved the way for the current locally elected assembly at Stormont. An Próiséas Síochána Tar éis stailceanna ocrais 1981 ghabh gluaiseacht na poblachta do phróiséas polaitiúil a . . . — Map (db m71218) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Clayton — George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama
George and Lurleen Wallace spent much time at Memorial Hall with their involvement in community events and the education of their children. They served 17 years as Governor and were the only husband and wife to serve as Alabama’s Governor. Wallace served an unprecedented four terms as Governor – Jan. 14, 1963 – Jan. 16, 1967, Jan. 18, 1971 – Jan. 15, 1979, Jan. 17, 1983 – Jan. 19, 1987. When he could not succeed himself Lurleen ran and was inaugurated Jan. 16, 1967. She . . . — Map (db m62807) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Clayton — Jere Locke BeasleyActing Governor of Alabama June 5 – July 7, 1972
Jere Locke Beasley was born in Tyler, Texas on December 12, 1935. At a young age, Beasley and his family moved to Clayton, Alabama very near the Pratt’s Station Community in which his great-great-grandfather had settled in 1819. He served as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Alabama from January 18, 1971 to January 15, 1979. Beasley was in his first term when Governor George Wallace was severely wounded in an assassination attempt on May 15, 1972. Since Wallace was out-of-state for more than 20 . . . — Map (db m82871) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Comer — Election Riot of 1874
Near here is old Spring Hill, the site of one of the polling places for the November 3, 1874 local, state and national elections. Elias M. Keils, scalawag and judge of the Circuit Court of Eufaula, was United States Supervisor at the Spring Hill ballot box. William, his 16 year old son, was with him. After the polls closed, a mob broke into the building, extinguished the lights, destroyed the poll box and began shooting. During the riot, Willie Keils was mortally wounded. The resulting . . . — Map (db m60894) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — Fendall Hall / Young and DentThe Young - Dent Home
Built between 1856 and 1860 by Edward Brown Young and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, this was one of the first of the great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula. It later became the home of the builders’ daughter, Anna Beall Young, and her husband, Stouten Hubert Dent. The Dents renovated the house in the 1880s in the styles and colors then popular, and hired a Mr. LaFranc to stencil and paint the ceilings and walls of the hall, parlor, and dining room. These three rooms are the finest . . . — Map (db m33759) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Piedmont — Cross Plains - Piedmont
Cross Plains citizens voted for incorporation March 10, 1871. A second vote was cast for reincorporation May 15, 1882. By the acts of the Alabama Legislature of 1888, Cross Plains became Piedmont September 30, 1888. Mayors for both Cross Plains and Piedmont are Listed. J. F. Dailey 1871-1874 J. N. Hood 1874-1882 J. A Woolf 1882-1883 John H. Hall 1883-1884 J. A Woolf 1884-1885 S. D. McClelen 1885-1887 J. W. Harris 1887-1888 J. N. Hood 1888-1890 A. D. McCollister . . . — Map (db m27992) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Folsom Birthplace
James Elisha (Big Jim) Folsom, a resident of Elba, Coffee County, served as the 45th and 47th Governor of Alabama. Folsom lived in this home from 1908 to 1910 when it was located near the Folsom Mill Creek and Tabernacle communities. The Folsom family continued to own the house until local officials received it and relocated it to this site in 2002. The house, a good example of a late 19th century farmhouse, is listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. — Map (db m94160) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Belle Mont
Built between 1828 and 1832, Belle Mont is a foremost example of Jeffersonian Palladian Architecture in the deep south and one of Alabama's first great plantation houses. It was build for Dr. Alexander W. Mitchell, a native of Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and one of the first large scale~ planters and slaveholders in this area. In 1833 this 1,680~ acre plantation was sold by Mitchell to another Virginian Native, Isaac Winston. Winston, also a . . . — Map (db m29561) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Howell Thomas Heflin1921~2005
Howell Thomas Heflin retired from a lifetime of distinguished public service in 1997, having served Alabama in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms. There he was known as a national leader on judicial, agricultural, defense, and space issues. As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1971 to 1977, he modernized the state's court system. Heflin was a Marine Corps officer during World War II, attaining the rank of major and awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Howell T. . . . — Map (db m28586) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Sacred TearsBy Branko Medenica — September 19, 2003
Panel 1 Tuscumbia and much of the Shoals area played an integral part in the "Trail of Tears" with the Tennessee River route and the overland routes. In 1825, the U.S. Government formally adopted a removal policy, which was carried out extensively in the 1830's by Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. The result was particularly overwhelming for the Indians of the southeast, primarily the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. While some resisted removal by . . . — Map (db m83403) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Burnt Corn — Dr. John Watkins1785 - 1853
One of the framers of the constitution of the State of Ala, represented Monroe Co. in the first legislature of the new state in 1819, rep- resented Butler, Conecuh & Monroe Cos. in the State Sen- ate 1820-1842-1845. He was the only physician between the Ala. & Chattahoochee Rivers during that period. — Map (db m81321) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Burnt Corn — Dr. Watkins House
This two and a half story structure with unusual lower front extension was the home of Dr. John Watkins. Dr. Watkins was one of the first and few physicians in this part of the Mississippi Territory. Before coming to Burnt Corn, he lived in Claiborne. In addition to being a doctor, he served in the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate and was trustee of the Burnt Corn Male Academy. — Map (db m81297) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Burnt Corn — First School in Conecuh County
The first known school in Conecuh County, "Students Retreat," was located near this site. The land was owned by John Green, who also was the school’s first teacher. Green served the county in the state House of Representatives and the 1861 Secession Convention. He was elected, too, to the 1875 Constitutional Convention, at the age of 85. — Map (db m81295) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Burnt Corn — John Green CemeteryConecuh County
War of 1812 veteran John Green (1790-1882) settled in Burnt Corn in 1816. He held many public offices, established the first school, and represented Conecuh County in the state legislature in 1824 and 1829. He was the Conecuh delegate to the 1861 (Secession) Convention of the People of Alabama and the 1875 Constitutional Convention. ‘He is allowed to be, even by those who oppose his sentiments, a man of unimpeachable character, a worthy citizen, and a kind obliging neighbor’ (The . . . — Map (db m81285) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Burnt Corn — Longmire Stagecoach Stop & First Post Office in Conecuh County
Garrett Longmire had an early trading center, tavern and stage stop near here. He served as the postmaster when his store became a post office in 1818, one of the earliest in what was then the Alabama Territory. The Burnt Corn Post Office served as a distribution point for mail to many early post offices in south Alabama. In December of 1820, Longmire became Justice of the Conecuh County Court. — Map (db m81298) HM
Alabama (Dale County), Midland City — Richmond - First County Seat Henry County / Richmond - First County Seat Dale County
Richmond - First County Seat Henry County Henry County was created December 13, 1819; David Caldwell first Probate Judge, held court in homes of early settlers. Richmond was selected in 1822 for first county seat. Creation of Dale County (in 1824, from western part of Henry County and other lands), resulted in removal of Henry County seat to Columbia. In 1826, Henry County was authorized to levy a tax to help pay Robert Irwin and Pelatiah Whitehurst for building a . . . — Map (db m71585) HM
Alabama (Dale County), Newton — NewtonTown on the Hill 1834 / Third County Seat of Dale County
Newton Town on the Hill - 1843 Newton was hub of Dale County activities from 1843 until 1870. During War Between the States (1861-1865), Newton was center of recruiting, including the Home Guards. In March 1865, local militia repulsed attack by band of irregulars. Board of Physicians established 1856 to issue licenses. The Southern Star first published here in 1867. Newton was port for river boats (until railroad built in 1890). Home of Killebrew's Mill, Kill Kare Kamp, . . . — Map (db m71586) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — 'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge / U.S. Congress Approves Voting Rights Act of 1965
Side 1 'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge A voting registration campaign in 1965 turned tragic Feb. 17 when an Alabama state trooper fatally shot Jimmie Lee Jackson in Marion. It prompted a protest march from Selma to Montgomery that triggered a milestone event in the Civil Rights Movement. On March 7, John Lewis and Hosea Williams led a group of 600 African Americans from Brown Chapel AME Church six blocks and across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. State . . . — Map (db m81944) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Sgt Robert Weakley PattonBorn 1844 - Died 1865 — Battle of Selma
Patton, a member of Shockley's Escort Company of the University of Alabama, was killed in a clash with the 4th Iowa Cavalry at the corner of Washington Street and Alabama Avenue. In November 1865 his father, Robert Miller Patton, was elected the 20th Governor of Alabama. Shockley's Cadets: In 1864, there were 296 students at the University and they formed the "Corps of Cadets." While attempts were made to keep to the usual academic courses then taught, the University was also a military . . . — Map (db m83587) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Williams Lowndes Yancey
1940 One half mile from this site is the home of William Lowndes Yancey 1814-1863 American Statesman Southern Secession Leader Silver Tongued Orator — Map (db m71550) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — The Leigh Place
The Leigh Place The First Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton Used as the County Seat from 1885 to 1890. After various other uses, remodeled as an office in 1969. Map (db m84392) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Bennett Walker SmithCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Rev. Dr. Bennett W. Smith, as president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, expanded the organization internationally. Active in Civil Rights in America and South Africa, he counseled President Bill Clinton on racial equality. — Map (db m38645) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Edward Asbury O'Neal, IIICity of Florence Walk of Honor
Serving 16 years as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (1931-1947), Mr. O'Neal developed major New Deal farm policies in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration. — Map (db m28906) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — General Arthur E. Brown, Jr.City of Florence Walk of Honor
A 1953 graduate of West Point, Gen. Brown culminated a 36-year military career as Director of the Army Staff (1983-1987) and Vice-Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (1987-1989). — Map (db m29267) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — James Thomas RapierCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Lawyer and statesman James T. Rapier, a son of free African-American parents in Florence, holds the distinction of being just the second African-American from Alabama to be elected, in 1873, to the U.S. Congress. — Map (db m28887) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
John McKinley (1780~1852), native of Virginia, prominent attorney, member of Cypress Land Company, built a large three story mansion near this site in 1820's which later burned. McKinley served in Alabama Legislature, U.S. Senate (1826~31); was appointed Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, by President Van Buren; served 1837~52. Died in Louisville, Ky. — Map (db m28926) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Justice John A. McKinleyCity of Florence Walk of Honor
First serving as a member of the U.S. Senate (1826-1830), John McKinley was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Van Buren, becoming the first justice from Alabama. — Map (db m29265) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Justice John McKinley Federal Building
Side A Named for Alabama's first United States Supreme Court Justice, John McKinley made his home in Florence, Alabama from about 1821 to 1842. Born May 1, 1780 in Culpepper County, Virginia, he died July 19, 1852 and is buried in Louisville, Kentucky. McKinley was an early setter of Huntsville, Alabama and resided in the Howard Weeden Home. As a member of the Cypress Land Company, he was one of the seven founders of Florence in 1818. McKinley helped establish one of Florence's first . . . — Map (db m28930) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Maj. Gen. George W. GoethalsCity of Florence Walk of Honor
In 1891, G.W. Goethals, in his role as supervisor of public works on the Tennessee River, reported directly to the Secretary of War. Later, he was Chief Engineer for the construction of the Panama Canal. — Map (db m29099) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Michael Hall MobbsCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Representing the Secretary of Defense at the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks in the 1980's, Michael Mobbs was a leader in negotiations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., resulting in the most complex arms control treaty in history. — Map (db m38644) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — The African ~ American Experience
Marker Front: African~Americans played a very significant role in the early history of Courtland. Most came as slaves from the older southern states to help clear the land, to plant crops of cotton and corn, and to serve as household domestics. President Thomas Jefferson’s great~grandson, William S. Bankhead, brought his personal servant and valet, Jupiter, from Monticello when he settled near Courtland in the 1840s. Skilled slave craftsmen also assisted in constructing many Courtland . . . — Map (db m29009) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — The Town of Courtland / Early Settlers1819
Side A Federal lands in this area were first sold in 1818 and quickly purchased by settlers and speculators. A group of investors calling themselves the “Courtland Land Company” and consisting of William H. Whitaker, James M. Camp, William F. Broadnax, John M. Tifford, Benjamin Thomas and Bernard McKiernan acquired the future town site and had it laid off in a gridiron street pattern containing 300 lots. These were immediately put up for sale. In hopes that Courtland would . . . — Map (db m28989) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Cheatham Road
Wyatt Cheatham (1769-1856) was one of the early settlers of Lawrence County and bought land near Wren in 1818. The Alabama Legislature on 14 Dec 1824 authorized him, "to open out and make a road leading from at or near the Gum Pond in said county to Tuscaloosa". The act authorized him to erect turnpike gates and collect tolls for passage. The Gum Pond near the Leola Road was located on Payne’s Road about 7 miles south of Moulton. The Cheatham Road was to be 18 feet wide with 12 feet cleared of . . . — Map (db m84310) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — General Leroy Pope Walker
General Leroy Pope Walker was born 7 Feb 1817 in Madison County, Al., son of John W. Walker (1784~1823). John was House Speaker of the AL Territory, the first constitutional convention president, the first US AL senator, and namesake of Walker County, AL. After attending the Universities of AL and VA and admission to the bar, Leroy P. Walker began his political career in Lawrence County. He served in the General Assembly from 1843 to 1849 and again from 1853 to 1857. He also served as speaker . . . — Map (db m69669) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Judge Thomas M. Peters
A scientist of national fame, Peters (1810-1888) lived for many years in Moulton with his wife Naomi (Leetch), a relative of President James K. Polk, who possibly visited here. A man of many talents, Peters was a noted linguist, early civil rights and women's suffrage activist, and lawyer. At various times, he was a newspaper publisher, educator, state representative and senator, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Alabama Constitutional Convention delegate, and a pro-Union Republican leader. . . . — Map (db m69670) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Wheeler — Home of Gen. Joseph Wheeler1836~1906
"Fighting Joe Wheeler" Confederate Cavalry Commander of Army of Tennessee. Major~General, Cavalry,U.S.A. in Spanish American War Soldier~Statesman~Author~Planter One of Alabama's representatives in the Statuary Hall in Washington. — Map (db m76952) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Coleman FamilyColeman Hill
Wealthy and influential Virginia family settled here in 1820's. Daniel Coleman (1801-1857) built his stately home a block west about 1826. During the Civil War, home was occupied by Yankee troops who took Elizabeth Coleman's teeth for their gold content. Home was destroyed in early 1900's. Coleman Hill was subdivided about 1904. Daniel, at age 19, was appointed County Judge in 1821, served Alabama House of Representatives 1829-30, Alabama Supreme Court Justice 1851-52. He and brother . . . — Map (db m85389) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Governor George S. Houston Home
(Front): This house was purchased by George S. Houston in 1845 and was his home until his death here on 31st December 1879. Houston served the people of Alabama in public office for thirty six years. His long and distinguished political career began in 1832 and included; one term in the Alabama state legislature, three terms as circuit solicitor, nine terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, two terms as Governor of Alabama and he was twice elected to the U. S. Senate. Due to his . . . — Map (db m85420) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Capshaw — Nicholas Davis
Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia, married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. Was a Captain in the WAR OF 1812 and became a political and personal ally of Henry Clay. He settled here on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817. Here he entertained large numbers of guests for days at a time, raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired . . . — Map (db m29284) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Elkmont — Sims Settlement
Side A (North side) In the fall of 1806 a group of settlers led by William and James Sims, traveled from east Tennessee on flatboats down the Tennessee River and up the Elk River to this area. They landed near Buck Island and spread out into the surrounding countryside, seeking homesites in what they thought was "government" land that would soon be for sale to settlers. The area they settled, covering several square miles, from Elk River to New Garden became known as "Sims Settlement." . . . — Map (db m85454) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Gurley — "Wildwood"
Home of Virginia Clay Clopton (1825-1915) Author and Social Leader who was known in Washington society as "The Belle of the Fifties" Whose first husband, Clement Claiborne Clay (1817-1882), was United States Senator from Alabama (1853-1861) and Confederate Leader (1861-1865) and Whose second husband, David Clopton (1820-1892), was a United States Congressman from Alabama (1859-1861) and later Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. — Map (db m31010) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood
Before statehood, the Alabama Territory had only limited rights of self government. Between July 5 and August 2, 1819, forty-four delegates from across the Territory convened in Huntsville to draft a constitution for statehood. Lawyers, merchants, ministers, planters, farmers, and physicians gathered here to produce a legal framework for self-government to protect the sovereignty of the people. A firm belief in the separation of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches led . . . — Map (db m26592) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building1902-1968 / Birthplace of Tallulah Bankhead — Alabama’s Best-Known Actress
Side A Tallulah Bankhead was the toast of the London theatre in the 1920's, and nationally renowned for her dramatic roles in “The Little Foxes” (1939), “The Skin of Our Teeth” (1942), the movie “Lifeboat” (1944), and as emcee of the “The Big Show“ (NBC Radio, 1950-52). She was born in Huntsville on January 31, 1902, in an apartment of the I. Schiffman Building (see other side). Her father, then Huntsville City Attorney, was later Speaker . . . — Map (db m27850) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Madison — "The Roundhouse"
This building is a replica of Madison's first city hall and is constructed on the original site of the Madison Depot, it was build in the late 1800's while Capt. John Buchanan Floyd, a Confederate veteran, was mayor. "The Roundhouse" served as the official city hall for town meetings, elections, and town activities such as weddings, hair cutting (when the barber made his weekly visit), and frequent card games. The original "Roundhouse" was dismantled in approximately 1938. The foundation is . . . — Map (db m85835) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Madison — Trail of TearsDrane Overland Route
Early in the 1800's gold was found from Virginia to Alabama including a rich belt on Cherokee Indian land in what is now Dahlonega, GA. causing a huge influx of miners and a land grab by new settlers. Pressure and greed from politicians led to the removal of Indians from their homeland by force, fraudulent treaties, and settler hostilities. The U.S. Government sanctioned forced removal by passing the Indian Removal Act of 1830 affecting Cherokee from AL, GA, FL, MS, TN and the Carolina's. . . . — Map (db m85838) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Madison — White Hall1878
This site was the farm of Gilbert G. White Jr., his wife Nancy L. White, and family from 1947 to 2005. Mr. White lived here until his death in 1978. Gilbert G. White Jr. was a descendant of John White, Speaker of the US House of Representatives circa 1838. Gilbert G. White Jr. was the great grandson of Colonel James White, entrepreneur and frontier industrialist from Abington, VA. On December 24, 1824 Col. James White founded the town of Whitesburg, AL south of Huntsville on the Tennessee . . . — Map (db m44268) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Cadillac Homesite
Here stood the home of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, soldier of fortune under Louis XIV. Founder of Detroit, 1701; prominent person-age in Canada until 1710. He lived here during his residence in Mobile (1713-1717) as Royal Governor of Louisiana. — Map (db m86328) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — John L. LeFloreNon-Partisan Voters League
After the NAACP was outlawed in 1956, LeFlore and the Non-Partisan Voters League took a more active role in civil rights in Mobile. LeFlore served as its director of casework. He was a plaintiff in Bolden vs. Mobile and the judgement changed Mobile's city government to a mayor-council system. In 1974, he was elected as a state representative. The office of the NPVL was located upstairs in the Masonic building. — Map (db m86391) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said:October 27, 1913 — 1913 - 1924
"I want to take this occasion to say that the United States will never again seek one additional foot of territory by conquest. She will devote herself to showing that she knows how to make honorable and fruitful use of the territory she has and she must regard it as one of the duties of friendship to see that from no quarter are material interests made superior to human liberty and national opportunity. This is not America because it is rich. This is not America because it has set up for a . . . — Map (db m86381) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Lister Hill CenterNamed in honor of Senator Lister Hill — 1894-1984
This facility is dedicated to the memory of Senator Lister Hill who faithfully served his state and the nation for forty-five years as a member of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. An Infantry Officer during World War I, Senator Hill's commitment to a strong national defense and an independent Air Force contributed significantly to the development and continued existence of Maxwell AFB and Air University. Considered to be the godfather of Maxwell, he was instrumental . . . — Map (db m79082) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — A County Older Than the StateMontgomery County — 1816
Created by Mississippi Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814. Named for Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery, killed at Horseshoe Bend, 1814, while leading charge on Indian fortifications. During Colonial times many Indians lived in this area which was claimed by Spanish Florida and French Louisiana, British Carolina, Georgia and West Florida, and Spanish West Florida. The City of Montgomery, incorporated 1819 by Alabama Territorial . . . — Map (db m36579) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879
1868-1869: Senate: Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: Benjamin Alexander, Greene; James H. Alston, Macon; Samuel Blandon, Lee; John Carraway, Mobile; George Cox, Montgomery; Thomas H. Diggs, Barbour; Joseph Drawn, Dallas; Ovide Gregory, Mobile; James K. Greene, Hale; Daniel H. Hall, Bullock; George Houston, Sumter; Benjamin Inge, Sumter; Columbus Jones, Madison; Shandy Wesley Jones, . . . — Map (db m91290) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower
The Alabama Legislature approved a bill sponsored by Rep. T.E. Martin of Montgomery County in 1927 that designated the Goldenrod the official state flower. It became law on Sept. 6, 1927, the same day that the Yellowhammer became the official state bird. In 1959, camellia growers in Butler County argued that the goldenrod was a weed and convinced State Representative Folsom LaMont Glass of Greenville (The Camellia City) to introduce a bill naming the Camellia as the official state . . . — Map (db m86066) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — First White House of the Confederacy
Designated Executive Residence by the Provisional Confederate Congress February 21, 1861. President Jefferson Davis and his family lived here until the Confederate Capitol moved to Richmond summer 1861. Built by William Sayre 1832-35 at Bibb and Lee Streets. Moved to present location by the First White House Association and dedicated June 3, 1921. — Map (db m7581) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fred David GrayCivil Rights Attorney and Legislator / Advocate for Victims and History
Side 1 Born in 1930 in Montgomery, Gray was among the foremost civil rights attorneys of the 20th century. Forced by segregation to leave Alabama to attend law school, he vowed to return and "destroy everything segregated I could find." Over a six-decade career, his cases desegregated transportation, education. housing, law enforcement, public accommodations, and government. In the U.S. Supreme Court, Browder v. Gayle won the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Gomillion v. . . . — Map (db m80842) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor Jones House
Thomas Goode Jones, governor of Alabama from 1890-1894, occupied this house during his long political career which took him from the Montgomery City Council to a federal judgeship. During his two terms as governor, his home was the Executive Mansion and later frequently used as a federal courtroom. Originally a four room cottage, the house was enlarged by Jones in the early '90s. His son, the noted jurist Walter B. Jones, continued to live in his family home and inaugurated Jones Law School in . . . — Map (db m36585) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor Shorter House503 S. Lawrence St.
Residence of Civil War Governor John Gill Shorter, 1861-63. A strong supporter of Confederacy, Shorter built up defenses of state during war. Growing "Peace Movement" led to his defeat for re-election 1863. House acquired by Jacob Greil 1878. Held by Greil family until 1910. A former Confederate officer, Greil became prominent Montgomery businessman and civic leader. House built 1854, in Italianate style by John P. Dickerson. Neo-classical portico, frieze, and interior details added early 1900's. — Map (db m74386) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg
(Side 1) Governor William Calvin Oates Born in Pike County into a poor Alabama family in 1835, Oates practiced law in Abbeville when the War began. Elected Captain of the "Henry Pioneers," Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry. He saw service in Jackson's Corps and was appointed Colonel of the 15th Regiment in 1863. Given command of the 48th Alabama infantry in July 1864, Oates' right arm was shattered by a minie ball at Petersburg in August 1864. He later served Alabama as a . . . — Map (db m86116) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jefferson DavisJune 3, 1808- December 6, 1889 — Soldier Scholar Statesman
A graduate of West Point Military Academy, he served the United States as Colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, Mexican War; member of House of Representatives, Senator, and as Secretary of War. Inaugurated President of the provisional government, Confederate States of America, February 18, 1861. — Map (db m36677) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election
Side A Jonathan Coggswell Farley 1798-1864Farley acquired two lots on this site in 1817. Here he built both the town's first frame store and first frame two-story building, his house. In Farley's store, an election was held January 3, 1820 to create Montgomery's first governing body. Farley and three others were named in an act of the Alabama General Assembly to conduct and manage this first election. Farley was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1798. About 1816, he sailed from . . . — Map (db m86124) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Joseph Lister Hill1894 - 1984
U. S. Congress 1923 - 1938 U. S. Senate 1938-1969 — Map (db m73043) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 9 — Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of SegregationSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — Molton and Montgomery Streets
Following two attempted marches from Selma in 1965 civil rights leaders turned to the federal courts for legal protection prior to the Selma To Montgomery March. Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., appointed by President Eisenhower in 1955, oversaw the case. Judge Johnson had previously ruled with the majority opinion in the case that made it illegal to segregate city busses after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to white passengers. Looking at . . . — Map (db m91321) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery City Hall / Funeral for Hank Williams
(Front) Built 1936-37 Following a fire in 1932 that destroyed a 19th century City Hall, architect Frank Lockwood designed a replacement for the same site. With the Depression affecting all construction projects during the period, the city received federal assistance through the Works Progress Administration. Completed in 1937, the City Hall included offices for city officials and an auditorium to accommodate large crowds for public programs, debutante balls and social gatherings. . . . — Map (db m36571) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery Theatre
Opened in Oct. 1860 as the South moved closer to secession, the theatre was significant in the social, cultural and political life of the city. In the early months, John Wilkes Booth performed here, Bryant Minstrels introduced "Dixie," which was transcribed for the Montgomery Brass Band. Southern leaders Robert Toombs, Alexander Stephens and William L. Yancey addressed packed houses. Later the city's location on route between New Orleans and Atlanta brought performers Edwin Forrest, Joseph . . . — Map (db m36572) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Site of the Warren Reese House
This was the site of the home of Warren Stone Reese (1842-1898) --planter, cotton merchant, soldier, and mayor of Montgomery. Reese, promoted to the rank of colonel in the Confederacy for gallantry at Chickamauga, became commander of the Twelfth Alabama Cavalry. He was reputed to have been the youngest colonel in the Army of Tennessee and to have been recommended for Brigadier-General during the closing days of the war. He served Montgomery as mayor 1885-87 and 1887-89 and during . . . — Map (db m81807) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Smith - Joseph - Stratton House
Only surviving residence of former Mayor E.B. Joseph. The Italianate cottage was built c. 1855 by Pickett Chauncey Smith, a merchant in antebellum Montgomery, and father-in-law of E.B. Joseph, who occupied the house from 1880 to 1885. Joseph served on the City Council for six years and was Mayor from 1899 to 1903. He helped develop Highland Park, Montgomery's first suburb, and was president of Montgomery's first streetcar system, the first electric system in the United States. From 1913 to 1921 . . . — Map (db m86426) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 11 — Thousands Protest at the Seat of GovernmentSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail — Dexter Avenue
On Thursday, March 25, 1965, the Selma to Montgomery marchers left St. Jude and continued through the streets of Montgomery, the crowd swelling in numbers as they approached Court Square. By the time they reached Dexter Avenue, a crowd of more than 25,000 arrived at the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Standing in the shadow of the seat of government, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. faced the tired yet jubilant marchers and delivered his now iconic speech, "How Long, Not Long." . . . — Map (db m91322) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — William Lowndes Yancey
In the house just north William Lowndes Yancey Statesman, Orator, Secessionist, Confederate Diplomatic Commissioner Died July 28, 1863 — Map (db m71364) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — George Downer FieldAliceville, Alabama — Dedicated Nov. 7, 1961
Named in honor of George Noonan Downer, Sr. who rendered exemplary community service for more than 50 years. Gov. John Patterson was dedicatory speaker on Nov. 7, 1961. Mr. Downer was born at Cooksville, Miss., July 31, 1888. Served 30 years as Pickens County Commissioner, 12 years as Aliceville City Councilman. School trustee, leader in Methodist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Red Cross and public health. Married Lillie Mae Windham. They reared 6 children. She died Nov, 23, 1958. . . . — Map (db m92648) HM
Alabama (Randolph County), Wedowee — Site of the Home of William Hugh SmithLegislator, Governor
An opponent of secession, he fled north in 1862. Returning after the Civil War, he was elected first governor under the Constitution of 1868 and served one two-year term. He was one of three Republican governors. — Map (db m19015) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — John Crowell
Marker Front: Near here is the site where John Crowell lived, died, and is interred. Colonel Crowell was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on September 18, 1780; moved to Alabama in 1815, having been appointed as Agent of the United States to the Muscogee Indians. In 1817, he was elected as Alabama's first and only Territorial Delegate to the 15th Congress, where he served from January 29, 1818, until March 3, 1819. Upon Alabama's admission as a State, he was elected its first . . . — Map (db m26116) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — Albert Love PattersonJanuary 27, 1891 - June 18, 1954
(side 1) Born at New Site, Alabama, he grew up working on his parents’ farm. In 1916 he worked in the oil fields in Texas and joined the Texas National Guard. He married Agnes Benson of Alabama in 1917. In 1918 he was commissioned an officer in the 36th Infantry Division. He was wounded by machine gun fire at St. Etienne, France, during World War I and awarded the French Croix de Guerre with gilt star for bravery. He later received the Purple Heart. His wounds left him crippled for . . . — Map (db m69114) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Seale — Old Russell County Courthouse
During the Federal occupation of the former Confederate States of America, the Alabama Legislature created Lee County primarily from the northern half of Russell County in 1866 and ordered the selection of the county seat "more centrally located." Government in Russell County was practically non-existent at the time; few records were kept and taxes levied only for favored political purposes. An election was called; Seale won. Simeon O'Neal and Cicero McBride selected this commanding site. John . . . — Map (db m53160) HM
Alabama (Saint Clair County), Ashville — The Dean / Inzer HouseHome of Lt. Col. / Judge John Washington Inzer
Greek revival antebellum home built by Moses Dean in 1852, acquired by John W. Inzer in 1866. Home occupied by Inzer family from 1866 to 1987. In July 1987 home and its contents, including extensive law library, deeded by family heirs to St. Clair Camp 308, Sons of Confederate Veterans, to become museum in honor of Lt. Col. & Judge John W. Inzer. Museum is maintained for educational purposes and public awareness. Museum incorporated December 1988 as a non-profit corporation. John . . . — Map (db m28092) HM
Alabama (Walker County), Jasper — First United Methodist Church Jasper/President Franklin Delano RooseveltAttends Funeral of William Brockman Bankhead — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Side 1 Methodism came to Jasper with the city's founder, Dr. Edward Gordon Musgrove, who donated land for the courthouse and for most of downtown Jasper. In 1826, he and others constructed a building of large hewn logs that was used as both a Methodist church and a school. Around 1858, a two-story frame church building was constructed. Unsubstantiated local accounts state the church was burned to the ground in March of 1865 by General James H. Wilson's cavalry corps. Another frame . . . — Map (db m29981) HM
Alabama (Walker County), Jasper — William Brockman Bankhead Home1874-1940 — Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
William Brockman Bankhead served Alabama in the U.S. Congress from 1917 until 1940. For the last four years of his life, during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, he served as the 47th Speaker of the House. He was the son of U.S. Senator John Hollis Bankhead, and the brother of U.S. Senator John Hollis Bankhead, Jr. An 1893 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he played fullback on the school's first football team. Bankhead earned his law degree from Georgetown University. He was . . . — Map (db m29980) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon National Park — Mission 66
Responding to mounting political and public pressure, Congress authorized a ten-year program in 1955 to regenerate and modernize the national parks dubbed "Mission 66" for the target date of 1966, the National Park Service's 50th anniversary. The Albright Training Center is among the hundreds of new facilities built to accomodate the needs of the public and the National Park Service in the post World War II years. [Drawing below text is of the Fort Necessity National Battlefield visitor center, 1964] — Map (db m39587) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Globe — From Globe to Governor
George W.P. Hunt, Arizona's first Governor, arrived in Globe as a poor prospector. His first job was sweeping out a Saloon, but he eventually served four terms as Governor, beginning at Statehood in 1912. He campaigned on the back of a burro and gave away jars of his wife's homemade jams. His house considerably changed still stands here in Globe. Rose Mofford grew up here, and graduated from Globe High School. She was an excellent athlete and scholar, but her father refused to send her to . . . — Map (db m67465) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Tempe — George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First GovernorBorn 1859 Died 1934
[Main Marker]Entombment of George W. P. Hunt Born 1859 Died 1934 Colorful Arizona pioneer and statesman. Member of various territorial legislatures. President, Arizona Constitutional Convention 1910. Elected Arizona's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Governor to set a national record. Also entombed here are his wife, Duette, her parents, the J. W. Ellisons, and her sister Lena Ellison. [Second Marker]Arizona's First Governor, George Wylie Paul Hunt . . . — Map (db m30405) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidential Aircraft(Airforce One)
Used by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson 1961-1965 — Map (db m92600) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Site of Arizona's Second Territorial Capitol
An adobe building at this site housed Arizona's Government from 1868 – 1877, when Tucson was capitol of the territory. One of the meeting rooms of this second territorial capitol became the home of the pioneer Drachman family. Source: Historical Markers within the Arizona Department of Transportation Right of Way. Prepared by: Roadside Development Section, April 1, 1997 Map (db m51454) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Tucson Tragedy
Honoring the victims of the event of January 8, 2011 The Tucson Tragedy - - - we shall never forget — Map (db m51467) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Walker – Oury House
Originally a Sonoran adobe row house built C. 1877 for John D. Walker friend, agent, and physician to the Pima Indians at Sacaton. This building was used as courtroom and county offices during his terms as justice of the peace, county surveyor and probate judge. Walker was an early investor in the Vekol Mine and wrote the first Pima grammar text. Here Pauline Cushman, noted Union Civil War Spy and actress, wed Jere Freyer. The building was purchased (1886) by Granville Oury, delegate to the . . . — Map (db m68386) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Superior — Robert Taylor 'Bob' JonesFebruary 8, 1884 – June 11, 1958
Born in Rutledge, Tennessee, he became a self-taught construction engineer and builder of railroads. In 1909, he settled in the mining town of Superior, site of the Magma Copper Company. He opened his first drug store in Superior in 1913, later expanding into Phoenix and Tucson. He began his commitment to public service in 1916. ―――― 1916 – 1921 Postmaster • 1931 – 1939 State Senator 1939 – 1940 Sixth Governor – State of Arizona — Map (db m34104) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their service and each fill the office of President in a particular . . . — Map (db m92382) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their . . . — Map (db m92400) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their . . . — Map (db m92423) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their . . . — Map (db m92424) HM WM

Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — Clayton-Becker House

Crescent Cottage on the National Register of Historic Places

Built in 1881 Home of Powell Clayton, the first governor of Arkansas after the state was readmitted to the Union following the War Between the States

Owners Ray & Elise Dilfield

——————————— This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior . . . — Map (db m80139) HM

Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — Law Offices of F. O. Butt

Festus Orestes Butt was born in 1875 in Illinois just before his family moved to Carroll County, Arkansas. He became a licensed attorney before he was of legal age. The Arkansas General Assembly set aside his "disability of minority", and he set up a practice in Eureka Springs in 1894. Elected to the legislature, Butt served four years, then two successive terms in the state senate before 1910. He was elected mayor of Eureka Springs in 1911, 1916 and 1920. During a second term in the . . . — Map (db m79735) HM

Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — The Western District Courthouse
Eureka Springs was incorporated on Valentine's Day in 1880. At that time, the only courthouse was in the county seat of Berryville, some 12 miles to the east. This was a great distance at the time, the roads were bad, and the King's River had to be forded if it was passable. As a result, the citizens of Eureka Springs petitioned for their own courthouse, and in 1883, the Arkansas General Assembly enacted legislation to create the Western Judicial District of Carroll County. In 1906 Claude A. . . . — Map (db m59962) HM
Arkansas (Lonoke County), Lonoke — Lonoke Landmarks
Joseph Taylor Robinson Home - 204 NE Front St. Practiced law in Lonoke - 1893-1912 U.S. Congressman - 1902-1913. Governor of Arkansas - January - March 1913. U.S. Senator - 1913-1937. Lonoke was named for lone oak tree, surveyor's landmark for Memphis-Little Rock Railroad - 1858. The tree grew at 106 McKinley. Eberts Field, U.S.Signal Corps Aviation Training School on 640 acres Hwy 89N, donated by citizens, was named for Lt. M.M. Eberts, aviator killed - 1917. — Map (db m65710) HM
Arkansas (Lonoke County), Lonoke — F 25 — Senator Joe T RobinsonLonoke County
Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson, Arkansas' outstanding statesman was born six miles northwest of this place in 1872. He lived in Lonoke and practiced law; was elected to Congress and served ten years; moved to Little Rock in 1912; served as Governor in 1913 until he resigned to qualify as United States Senator in the same year. Served as Chairman of the Minority Conference 1922 until 1933, when he became Chairman of the Democratic Majority in the Senate, which position he still holds this centennial year of 1936. — Map (db m65713) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — William J. Driver
In memory of the honorable William J. Driver.Former Circuit Judge and Congressman, a lifelong citizen of Osceola, Arkansas. Born March 2, 1873. Died October 1, 1948. As a member of the Rivers and Harbors and Flood Control Committees of the Congress of the United States, he shaped and, by his superb leadership, caused the enactment of laws which curbed the mighty Mississippi, the St. Francis, and the other rivers of this area and minimized the danger of devastating floods. Recognized as the . . . — Map (db m36532) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — 1908 Reunion of U.S. Marshals

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[Panoramic photo enlargement] — Map (db m93244) HM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — A14 — Sebastian County Seat of Justice

The permanent seat of justice in Sebastian County, created in 1851 was located on a site to which was given the name of Greenwood. In 1861 another court house was erected at Ft. Smith and since then the county has maintained two seats of justice. The county was named for William K. Sebastian, a United States Senator 1849-1861. — Map (db m92349) HM

Arkansas (Washington County), Fayetteville — James William Fulbright
President of University of Arkansas 1939-1941. U.S. Representative 1943-1944. U.S. Senator 1945. Delegate to the United Nations 1954. Author of Fulbright Resolution for International Cooperation 1943. Originator of Fulbright International Exchange Scholarship Program. Attended University Training School Primary through High School. Student in University of Arkansas 1921-1925. B.A. 1925. Letterman 1921, 22, 23, 24. Rhodes Scholar Oxford U. B.A. M.A. 1928. L.L.B. George . . . — Map (db m59915) HM
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