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By Tim & Renda Carr, November 27, 2010
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Alabama (Clarke County), Thomasville — Choctaw Corner
Established by Choctaw and Creek Indians about 1808 as the northern limit of boundary line between their lands. This line begins at the cut-off in South Clarke County, follows the watershed between Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers without crossing . . . — Map (db m83271) HM
Alabama (Clay County), Ashland — Ashland, Alabama
Side 1 Clay County was formed by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on December 7, 1866. Less than a year later, Ashland was established as the county seat on land donated by Hollingsworth Watts for the construction of a . . . — Map (db m95087) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Memorial StadiumSelma Alabama
Erected and dedicated to the memory of those of Dallas County who fought and died in two world wars that we may retain our great heritage of freedom, justice and democracy World War I April 6, 1917–November 11, 1918 . . . — Map (db m82029) WM
Alabama (DeKalb County), Geraldine — Town of Geraldine: Home of the Bulldogs
(front) No one knows for sure how Geraldine got its name. Some say it was named for a lovely Indian maiden. The first official record was on September 5, 1882 when Mr. William A. Johnson applied for the location of a new post office. The . . . — Map (db m79905) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Dothan — Johnny Mack Brown
Side A Johnny Mack Brown, an outstanding athlete and western movie star, was born in Dothan on September 1, 1904. Johnny Mack was one of nine children born to John Henry and Hattie McGillivray Brown. The Brown family home was located on . . . — Map (db m83783) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Lane Park
In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with . . . — Map (db m27096) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Rickwood Field
Built by local industrialist A. H. "Rick" Woodward, this park opened on August 18, 1910. It is the oldest surviving baseball park in America. Rickwood served as the home park for both the Birmingham Barons (until 1987) and the Birmingham Black . . . — Map (db m22526) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Rickwood FieldOpening Day: August 18, 1910
Built by Birmingham industrialist A. H. “Rick” Woodward, Rickwood Field served as home to the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black Barons for most of the 20th century. Recognized as “America’s Oldest Baseball Park,” . . . — Map (db m83837) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Roebuck Spring
In 1850 George James Roebuck and his wife Ann Hawkins Roebuck built a log cabin at the mouth of Roebuck Spring. His Influence and leadership led to the area around it to be known as Roebuck. In 1900 Alabama Boys Industrial School was located . . . — Map (db m26688) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Roebuck Springs Historic District
Roebuck Springs was the first large residential suburb in Birmingham where planning and development were tied to the automobile, and the first community in the city associated with a golf course development. The 1910 land plan was designed to . . . — Map (db m26684) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game
The first Alabama - Auburn football game was played on this site, formerly known as the Base Ball Park, on February 22, 1893. The Agricultural and Mechanical College's "Orange and Blue" met the University of Alabama's "Tuskaloosa" squad before a . . . — Map (db m23500) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Homewood — Edgewood Lake (Drained 1940's) Birmingham Motor & Country Club / Edgewood Country Club(Demolished 1930's)
The developers of the Town of Edgewood, Stephen Smith and Troupe Brazelton, built the beautiful 117.4 acre lake and clubhouse in 1913-15. Amenities included a swimming pool, dance pavilion, fishing, boating and parking for hundreds of automobiles. . . . — Map (db m26963) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Florence Little League Baseball (1951)Coach Presley Robbins Field (1972)
Plans for the Florence Little League Baseball program for youth in ages ranging from eight to twelve years were completed in April 1951. These plans and the layout of this playing field were in accord with those developed by America's first Little . . . — Map (db m83969) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Harlon HillCity of Florence Walk of Honor
The NFL Rookie of the Year (1954) and MVP (1955), Harlon Hill starred with the Chicago Bears. The Harlon Hill Trophy is presented annually to the NCAA Division II Football Player of the Year. — Map (db m29268) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — James JacksonCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Often referred to as the most successful breeder of thoroughbred horses in America, James Jackson imported Glencoe and Leviathan to the U.S. in the early 1800's, leaving a permanent imprint on both the breed and American racing history. — Map (db m38649) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Stewart Ernest CinkCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Winner of both national and international golfing championships, in 2009 Stewart Clink became the first native Alabamian to claim the coveted claret jug as the champion of the British Open in Turnberry, Scotland. — Map (db m56374) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — The University of North AlabamaFootball Program National NCAA Division II — Championship Titles (1993~1994~1995)
The University of North Alabama became the first school in the history of NCAA scholarship football to win three consecutive national championships (1993, 1994, and 1995). Under Coach Bobby Wallace, UNA posted a 41~1 record over the same three ~ . . . — Map (db m32765) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — American Legion - Post 58
Side A On April 20, 1934, a temporary charter was issued for Gen. Joe Wheeler Post 58, Courtland, Alabama. On November 12, 1946, a permanent charter was granted and the name changed to Wiley Horton Post 58 in honor of the deceased son of . . . — Map (db m84303) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Danville — James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens
Born near this site 12 September 1913 to Henry Cleveland and Emma (Fitzgerald) Owens, who were sharecroppers and the offspring of freed slaves, Jesse was destined to attain immortality in the 1936 Olympic Games at Berlin, Germany. Although he moved . . . — Map (db m80969) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field
(Side 1) Max Adams Morris Max Adams Morris b. December 7, 1918, of Blountsville, Alabama, entered Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1938, was a varsity football player and became a member of "A" club, Scabbard & Blade, and . . . — Map (db m85166) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Danville — Jesse Cleveland Owens1913-1980
Jesse Owens track career started in high school when one day in gym class, the students were timed in the 60-yard dash. Coach Charlie Riley saw the raw, yet natural talent that young Jesse had and immediately invited him to run for the track team. . . . — Map (db m80943) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Site of Benson FieldDecatur’s Football Stadium 1931 - 47
Named in honor of W. W. “Barney” Benson, Supt. Ed. 1927 - 38 H. L. “Shorty” Ogle, Coach 1934 - 64 Aubrey Fuller, Asst. Coach 1929 - 58 The “T” formation was introduced to Alabama here in 1941 On . . . — Map (db m28268) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — Green Davis Tailgate Terrace
“Tailgating" on the Troy campus was initiated during the 1990’s through the example and leadership of Green Davis. In 1993 the area outside of Memorial Stadium was named in honor of Green Davis for his enduring efforts to boost Trojan . . . — Map (db m38929) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — Riddle-Pace Field
Originally constructed as the home field for the university’s football and baseball teams. Pace Field, home of the Troy Trojans and the Troy baseball team in the late 1930s and 1940s, stood at the location of the current Riddle - Pace Field. It is . . . — Map (db m38935) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — Indian Ball Ground
The most popular game among the Indians of this region was "stick ball." This field has been constructed so that the game may be enjoyed again in the Chattahoochee Valley where it was played for hundreds of years. Sometimes known as "little brother . . . — Map (db m26020) 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 . . . — Map (db m26116) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Pelham — Pelham, Alabama / Ballantrae Golf Course
Side 1 Pelham, Alabama Pelham, located in Shelby County, Alabama, acquired its name in approximately 1867. It was named for “Gallant Pelham” who fought in the Confederate Army and was killed in action at Kelly’s Ford, . . . — Map (db m76260) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Site of Queen City Park Softball Field1936-1967
Built on this site in 1936, Queen City Park Softball Field served as the cornerstone for the first successful community effort to promote the organized play of amateur softball in Tuscaloosa County. Its construction followed nationwide efforts to . . . — Map (db m28788) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — The Jemison Home
Built by Robert Jemison Jr. Completed 1862, the 26 room Italian Villa style mansion is distinguished by its octagonal cupola and delicate carved fretwork. Jemison, a member of Alabama Legislature for 20 years (1840-63), 1861 Secession Convention (he . . . — Map (db m35321) HM
Alaska (Matanuska-Susitna Borough), Wasilla — BaltoIditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. “The Last Great Race on Earth” Endurance • Fidelity • Intelligence Dedicated the first Saturday of March, 2012 Historic replica of . . . — Map (db m80411) HM
Alaska (Matanuska-Susitna Borough), Wasilla — Father of the IditarodJoe Redington, Sr. — Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters
Joe Redington, Sr. Born in Oklahoma, February 1, 1917 • Died in Alaska, June 24, 1999 Joe was an accomplished man; homesteader, big- game guide. bush pilot, commercial fisherman, boat builder, fish- plant manager, and mountain . . . — Map (db m80410) HM
Alaska (Matanuska-Susitna Borough), Wasilla — Iditarod CabinIn loving memory of Dean H. Christopherson
In loving memory of Dean H. Christopherson 1916-1992 Made possible by a generous contribution from Mrs. Elaine G. Christopherson in memory of her husband The cabin is similar to the cabin at Rohn the eighth checkpoint on the . . . — Map (db m80413) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — The Warren Ball Park
Originally constructed of wood in 1908, the Warren Ball Park is the oldest in the state of Arizona and stands as testimony to Bisbee's rich heritage. The Warren Company, a subsidiary of the Calumet & Arizona and Pittsburgh & Superior Mining . . . — Map (db m48573) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Wupatki National Monument — The BallcourtA Mexican Idea at Wupatki
Ballcourts were common in southern Arizona from A.D. 750 to 1200, but relatively rare here in the northern part of the state. This suggests that the people of Wupatki intermingled with their southern Arizona neighbors - the Hohokam - who may have . . . — Map (db m41696) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — AQHHMP #2 — Hacienda MoltacquaAmerican Quarter Horse Historical Marker
The first World's Championship Quarter Horse Speed Trials were held just north of this site in 1941 at the newly-constructed Hacienda Moltacqua Racetrack. Bob Locke, owner of the track, was a member of the Southern Arizona Horse Breeders . . . — Map (db m40473) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Bear Down
Near this site on the evening of October 3, 1926, John "Button" Salmon, student body president and quarterback of the University of Arizona football team, was critically injured in a car accident while returning from a weekend in Phoenix with two . . . — Map (db m26664) HM
Arizona (Santa Cruz County), Sonoita — AQHHMP #27 — Sonoita Quarter Horse Show and RacesAmerican Quarter Horse Historical Marker
Seeing whose horse was fastest or who had the best working ranch horse was a natural form of competition for early settlers in Arizona cattle country. So began the race and show tradition at Sonoita. The Sonoita Quarter Horse Show began at the Santa . . . — Map (db m46881) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — City Park and Ballfield
Since 1908, the area of Prescott now known as Ken Lindley Field has been used as a public park and ballfield. The land was deeded to the City of Prescott by Charles T. and Ada M. Joslin in 1922. As Mrs. Joslin requested, the City later donated part . . . — Map (db m21161) HM
Arkansas (Washington County), Fayetteville — The Razorbacks
Following a 16-0 victory over LSU in Memphis on Nov. 13, 1909, the University of Arkansas football team was greeted at the Fayetteville train station across the street by a crowd of fans and students. Arkansas was 5-0 after the win and would . . . — Map (db m59912) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Indian RockBerkeley History
Outcroppings of weathered rock are a prominent feature of the Berkeley Hills, providing evidence of this area’s complex geological past. Composed of Northbrae rhyolite, Indian Rock is an ancient volcanic remnant. Native Ohlone communities gathered . . . — Map (db m53852) HM
California (Alameda County), Emeryville — Oakland Ball Park
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California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland’s ChinatownsWa Sung Community Service Club
This marker is made up of two markers and two plaques on the same monument. One Community, Many Locations Chinese first settled in Oakland in the 18502 during the California Gold Rush. Unlike San Francisco’s Chinatown, Oakland’s . . . — Map (db m72762) HM
California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — Rancho El Valle de San Jose
This grandstand is located on a portion of the historic Rancho El Valle de San Jose, granted to Pico, Sunol and Bernal by Mexico in 1839 forming part of Mission San Jose lands. Early settlers trained and raced horses here over 100 years ago. — Map (db m65971) HM
California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Of Fins and FlippersLake Chabot Historical Walk
How do you climb the wall of a dam using fins? The dam blocked the natural migratory route of the steelhead trout, prohibiting them from swimming up San Leandro Creek to spawn in their natural habitat, what is now upper San Leandro Reservoir and . . . — Map (db m71713) HM
California (Amador County), Plymouth — Benny Brown Arena
A lifelong fourth generation rancher from Ione with summer ranges in the mountains near Kirkwood, Benny Brown made his first appearance in this arena in 1951 at the age of 13. The event was cattle penning. His mother was his partner, and he won it. . . . — Map (db m42453) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — Joe DiMaggio's BirthsiteOld Town Martinez - Site of Historic Interest — Right Next Door —»
Joe DiMaggio was born here 11/25/1914. The 8th of 9 children to parents Giuseppe and Rosalia. Later moved to San Francisco, but returned often to this neighborhood to visit family. The home burned down in 1948. — Map (db m53000) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Rodeo — Lefty Gomez Field
In Memory of Vernon Lefty Gomez, born Nov. 26, 1908, in Rodeo. New York Yankees pitching great from 1930-1942. Set World Series record with 6 victories and no defeats leading team to 7 pennants and 6 World Series Championships. Inducted into the . . . — Map (db m18033) HM
California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling AlleySite of
At this site was one of California’s first bowling alleys. It was actually three buildings, with single-lane bowling alleys in each of the side buildings. The establishment, also known as the Metropolitan Saloon and Sporting Hall, featured gambling . . . — Map (db m17598) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — 1048 — Site of Echo Summit
In 1968, Echo Summit served as a high-altitude training center and site of the U.S. Olympic Men's Track and Field Trials. Four world records were shattered here on the track carved out of the El Dorado National Forest. The U.S. team selected for the . . . — Map (db m89152) HM
California (Fresno County), Fresno — Billy Vukovich Memorial
This Monument is dedicated May 30, 1956, by the citizens of Fresno to the memory of Fresno's own Billy Vukovich, who met his death while leading the Indianapolis 500 Mile race May 30, 1955. Billy Vukovich, who lived all his life in Fresno, won . . . — Map (db m47249) HM
California (Fresno County), Fresno — Frank Chance Field 1935-1941
Located at this corner was a 20-acre baseball field named for the legendary Frank Chance. Constructed in 1935, the park served as the spring training grounds for the San Francisco Seals as well as for games played by Fresno's Twilight League. Frank . . . — Map (db m47337) HM
California (Fresno County), Fresno — Young Corbett IIIRalph Giordano — Welterweight Champion of the World
Born Ralph Capabianca Giordano on May 27, 1905, in Rionero In Vulture, Italy. Young Corbett III embarked on his successful boxing career in Fresno, California in 1919, winning the Welterweight Championship of the world on February 22, 1933. — Map (db m47250) HM
California (Humboldt County), Ferndale — Joseph C. Oeschger Field
Dedicated to Joseph Carl Oeschger in Recognition of his contribution to sports and to the youth who participate. An all around athlete who began his career in Ferndale, he went on to professional baseball where he distinguished himself as a . . . — Map (db m71956) HM
California (Kern County), Arvin — Arvin-Sierra Glider Port1937-1941
Located on the hills in front of you, on the historic Tejon Ranch, the Arvin-Sierra Glider Port was the site for the West Coast Soaring Championships. Many of America’s famous glider pilots made record flights from here, soaring over the mountains . . . — Map (db m80599) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — Santa Anita During World War II
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . — Map (db m68088) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — Seabiscuit1933-1947
Won 1940 Santa Anita Handicap to become world's greatest money winner at that time. Owned by Charles S. Howard 1877-1950 — Map (db m52754) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Avalon, Catalina Island — The Leaping Tuna(The Thunnus Thynnus or Bluefin Tuna)
The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound Blue Fin Tuna with sport fish tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone inspired him to form the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, an . . . — Map (db m49856) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Avalon, Catalina Island — 997 — The Tuna Club of Avalon
The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their . . . — Map (db m49678) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — 1014 — Long Beach Marine Stadium
Created in 1932 for the rowing events of the Xth Olympiad, the Stadium was the first manmade rowing course in the United States. Its width allowed four teams to race abreast, eliminating additional heats and allowing oarsmen to enter the finals at . . . — Map (db m2614) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu
The Transpacific Yacht Race, 2,225 nautical miles to Honolulu, is one of the great ocean races of the world. First launched in 1906, the race now features as many as 80 yachts, all completing for a place on the Transpac Walk of Fame. Past winners . . . — Map (db m72450) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Pasadena Robinson MemorialJackie and Mack Robinson — Bronze Scultpures, 9 ft by 6 ft by 7 ft, 2,700 lbs each
The Pasadena Robinson Memorial sculptures were created through a community effort spearheaded by the Board of Directors of Pasadena Robinson Memorial and the City of Pasadena. The monumental bronze portraitures of Mack and Jackie Robinson focus on . . . — Map (db m71143) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Redondo Beach — Bill and Bob Meistrell
Bill and Bob Meistrell identical twins were born in Boonville, Missouri; Bill on July 30, 1928, and Bob 20 minutes later on July 31st. They started diving as kids in the farm's pond using an oilcan for a helmet, a bicycle pump and a hose for air. . . . — Map (db m93287) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Redondo Beach — George FreethFirst Surfer in the United States
George Freeth was born in Honolulu November 8, 1883 of royal Hawaiian and Irish ancestry. As a youngster he revived the lost Polynesian art of surfing while standing on a board. Henry H. Huntington was amazed at Freeths surfing and swimming . . . — Map (db m93273) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — Bowling and Dollars
A great morale builder, Fort McDowell’s bowling alley opened in 1944, sporting six lanes. Fort McDowell’s bowling teams – the “Jail Birds,” “Brass Hats,” and the "McDowell Mermaids” competed against teams from . . . — Map (db m69299) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — Play Games
If you listen carefully, you can hear the crack of a bat and soldiers cheering as a Fort McDowell “Indian” rounds third base and heads for home – Cole Field. The ball park was home to the men’s baseball team, the . . . — Map (db m69275) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — Samuel Blake ChapmanGenuine Hometown Hero
Samuel was born to Catherine and Charles Chapman of Mar West Street in Tiburon on April 11, 1916. He worked in his father’s merchandise store on Main Street and delivered mail for his father who also served as Tiburon’s Postmaster from 1915 to 1941. . . . — Map (db m69305) HM
California (Mono County), June Lake — Carson’s Camp
Carson’s Camp, first private resort in the June Lake Loop, was established by Roy Carson in 1916. The initial camp was in a tent “where fishing is always good”. In 1919 his wife Nancy became camp cook and housekeeper. The first building . . . — Map (db m50143) HM
California (Mono County), Mammoth — Dave McCoy
Pioneering Eastern Sierra skier, visionary and entrepreneur, Dave McCoy's passion for skiing began in high school and soon thereafter he joined the Eastern Sierra Ski Culb. In 1936, Dave was hired by LADWP as a hydrographer, conducting snow . . . — Map (db m59340) HM
California (Mono County), Mammoth Lakes — McGee Mountain Rope Tow #34
The first permanent rope tow in the Eastern Sierra was built west of this site on the east slope of McGee Mountain. This predecessor of Mammoth Mountain ski area was constructed here in 1938 because of its dependable snow and nearness to a highway. . . . — Map (db m2951) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Trains and CanneriesHistoric Cannery Row
The railroad A major landmark in the history of the Monterey Peninsula was the Southern Pacific Railroad. Built in 1880, the rail line was intended to bring tourism to this scenic area. In addition to transporting tourists, however, it . . . — Map (db m55213) HM
California (Monterey County), Pebble Beach — Sam Morse
Sam Morse was a preservationist long before fashionable. In 1915, he was sent by the Pacific Improvement Company to liquidate its land holdings in the region, including the area now known as Pebble Beach. Instead of pursing the liquidation, Morse . . . — Map (db m83309) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 16c — Cal Lodge
History Today people travel swiftly along I-80 to their destinations in the Sierra, many times not even staying overnight. When they do stay overnight it is most likely in hotels or rental houses. It was not always that way. Before I-80 . . . — Map (db m81970) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 18 — Sugar Bowl
History When Bill Klien, who would transform skiing himself, invited Hannes Schroll to Donner Summit from Yosemite in 1937, the ski industry was about to change. Hannes was a dare-devil champion skier whose yodels as he tore down mountains . . . — Map (db m81933) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 26 — Sugar Bowl AcademyHwy 40 Scenic Bypass
History The current building at the head of Donner Pass on Old 40 was built for the Division of Highways in 1931 to serve as a dormitory for highway workers. That was the first winter the road was plowed and on-call workers needed . . . — Map (db m81881) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 21 — The Lodge at Sugar Bowl
History William Wilson Wurster was the most “influential unknown architect in California.” He designed many houses and buildings such as Ghirardelli Square, Cowell College at UC Santa Cruz, as well as other U.C. and Stanford . . . — Map (db m81939) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 20 — The Magic Carpet
History The ritual of arriving in early morning by train and taking the 15 minute ride in tractor drawn sleighs was in place for more than ten years after Sugar Bowl opened in 1939. It was the only way to get to Sugar Bowl. It was a cold . . . — Map (db m81936) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 16b — Tri Lodges
History Because there were three lodges built on Forest Service land in the early 1930’s, they have always been referred to as the Tri-Lodges. The first of the three lodges built was der Naturfreund in 1931 (right). This is a private lodge . . . — Map (db m81969) HM
California (Nevada County), Soda Springs — HEV-003 — Western America Skisport MuseumCalifornia Point of Historical Interest HEV-003
Downhill ski racing history in the Western Hemisphere first began in California circa 1857, and in this famous Donner Pass of the Sierra Nevada the Auburn Ski Club presents a full exhibition of pioneered manpower transportation and skisport history . . . — Map (db m60888) HM
California (Orange County), Dana Point — Don Hansen, Dana Wharf Sportfishing40th Anniversary 1971-2011
In dedication to Don Hansen and Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the first business operating out of Dana Point Harbor. Dana Wharf Sportfishing originated Whale Watching for Orange County and founded the Dana Point Festival of Whales and Dana Point Boat . . . — Map (db m60798) HM
California (Orange County), Huntington Beach — Duke KahanamokuAugust 24, 1890 - January 22, 1968
Duke Kahanamoku, three time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, public servant, goodwill ambassador of the State of Hawaii, and considered by many to be the father of modern surfing. In the early 1920's, the Duke surfed under Huntington's Pier. In his . . . — Map (db m51964) HM
California (Placer County), Olympic Valley — 724 — Pioneer Ski Area of AmericaSquaw Valley, California
One thousand competitors from 34 nations came to Squaw Valley to compete in the VIII Olympic Winter Games of 1960. The Games, brought here by Alexander C. Cushing, commemorated a century of sport skiing in America. By 1860 mining towns in the Sierra . . . — Map (db m23504) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971The Olympics Are Coming!
News that the 1960 Winter Olympics were coming to tiny Squaw Valley and to Lake Tahoe’s West Shore marked a milestone in Tahoe City development. All at once Lake Tahoe became known world-wide. Many new facilities were built for the Olympics, with . . . — Map (db m37441) HM
California (Plumas County), Blairsden-Graeagle — Longboard Ski Races
Gold Mountain, now Eureka Peak, is the site of some of the first organized ski races in the western hemisphere. Ski clubs organized in the 1850’s rode 10-14 foot “longboards snowshoes” down “Lost Sierra” slopes in Plumas and . . . — Map (db m56614) HM
California (Plumas County), Blairsden-Graeagle — CHL 723 — Pioneer Ski Area of America
The first sport ski area in the western hemisphere was in the Sierra Nevada. By 1860, races were held in the Plumas-Sierra region. The mining towns of Whiskey Diggings, Poker Flat, Port Wine, Onion Valley, La Porte, Jamison City, and Johnsville . . . — Map (db m56451) HM
California (Plumas County), La Porte — “Quick Silver Charley”Charles W. Hendel — Chronicler of the Long Board
Snow-shoe Race beginning 1854 Sierra County Surveyor 1870 Deputy U.S. Surveyor 1871 Plumas County Surveyor 1879 Plumas County Supervisor 1910 Snow-shoed to Quincy for meetings past the age of 80 — Map (db m56365) HM
California (Plumas County), La Porte — Lexington Ski Hill
Snow skiing was introduced to Plumas County in 1858. Skis were called “snow shoes” at the time. Skis were first used to travel to and from the mining camps. Sport skiing soon followed, and by 1863 became a “mania”. The first . . . — Map (db m65904) HM
California (Plumas County), La Porte — The Alturas Snowshoe Club“Dope is King” — La Porte, Plumas County, California
This plaque commemorates the origins of the world’s first downhill snowshoe racing events which began in Plumas and Sierra Counties in the 1850’s. The Alturas Snowshoe Club was the world’s first organized ski club, having originated between . . . — Map (db m56368) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Anthony J. “Tom” LoPresti1962 National PGA Pro of the Year
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Dr. Alister MacKenzieGolf Course Designer
On August 19, 1931, famous Golf Course Designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie was selected by the City of Sacramento to lay out the new Sacramento Municipal 18-Hole Golf Course, which opened for play on October 1, 1932. The course name was changed to . . . — Map (db m14938) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Edmonds Field1910 – 1960
This was the site of home plate at Edmonds Field, home of the Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento Solons Baseball Team for fifty years. More than 4,200 games were played here over those years and Solon fans set several PCL attendance records. The . . . — Map (db m17071) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Frank C. Freer
This plaque is dedicated to Frank C. Freer by the City of Sacramento in recognition of his commitment of over 50 years to improving the game of golf in Sacramento, California. • Member-Sacramento Golf Club at Haggin Oaks • Member-Sacramento . . . — Map (db m14907) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Ken Morton, Sr.
• 1998 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year • 1998 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course) • 1994 National PGA Horton-Smith Award Winner • 1990 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course) Ken Morton, Sr. . . . — Map (db m14857) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Michael “Mac” McDonaghBorn in Tuam Co. Galway on December 29, 1900
In recognition of Michael “Mac” McDonagh for his 32 years of service as Superintendent of Golf for the City of Sacramento from 1932 – 1964. Mac McDonagh went to England in 1923 to become an apprentice in golf course construction . . . — Map (db m14939) HM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — Climbing at Pinnacles National Monument
Pinnacles has seen the birth and growth of modern rock climbing over the past 80 years. The early accents of the rock spires, often done with basketball sneakers and braided hemp rope, were dangerous and intensely challenging. The crackless faces of . . . — Map (db m87694) HM
California (San Diego County), Lakeside — Lakeside Auto Speedway (1907)
Considered the first purpose-built auto racing facility in the United States when completed, the Lakeside Auto Speedway transformed the nascent motorsports movement by moving races off dangerous public roads and horse racing tracks. The Speedway . . . — Map (db m82349) HM
California (San Diego County), Pacific Beach — Surfer's MemorialTourmaline Canyon Surfing Park
This monument honors the past and present surfers at Tourmaline Canyon Surfing Park who have embraced its beach, surf and camaraderie. Since the opening of the park in May 1963, Tourmaline's local surfers have shared their time, skills, and wisdom . . . — Map (db m84586) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Lane Field Ballpark SiteFirst Home of the PCL San Diego Padres — 1936-1957
Hurriedly built in two months by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for $25,000 in 1936, this wooden, green painted and later termite-infested ballpark was the original home of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) San Diego Padres. The breeze that . . . — Map (db m83871) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 12 — A New BallgameSan Francisco Japantown History Walk
Americanization was difficult for the Issei. Prejudice, language barriers and discrimination often stymied their efforts, yet they persisted, often venturing into Western society with great zeal. With the Nisei generation, however, the Japanese . . . — Map (db m86488) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Cadillac HotelUptown Tenderloin Historic District — c. 1907
Designed by Frederick H. Mayer in 1907. First structure built in the Uptown Tenderloin after San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. San Francisco Landmark No. 176. Boxer Muhammed Ali (known as Cassius Clay at the time) trained in the Hotel's . . . — Map (db m63863) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling1920 - 1977 — Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
After the 1906 Earthquake, dance ballrooms and academies such as the Arcadia, Fisher's and Golden Gate Ballroom replaced the demolished Alhambra Theatre on this site. By the 1930's, roller skates replaced dancing shoes. In 1942, the Golobic family . . . — Map (db m91057) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts
George Sterling 1869 – 1926 George Sterling represented California in the world of poetry for a generation. His works included “A Wine of Wizardry.” “Testimony of the Suns,” and “The House of . . . — Map (db m69986) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — King of the Road!The Golden Gate’s Golden Age of Cycling
More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in San Francisco. The streets were filled with scorchers, bloomer girls, bone shakers, and wheelmen. More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in . . . — Map (db m72526) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Metropolitan Club
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Metropolitan Club Incorporated in 1915 as the Woman’s Athletic Club of San Francisco Bliss & . . . — Map (db m71912) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens
A San Francisco City Landmark No. 181 California's First Municipal Lawn Bowling Greens Established 1901 — Map (db m28756) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club
The Dolphin Club, in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, maintains this facility to accomodate it program of open water swimming and rowing in San Francisco Bay. It was founded in 1877 as a small boat club at the . . . — Map (db m65562) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The South End Rowing ClubSince 1873 - San Francisco
The South End Rowing Club was founded on San Francisco Bay in 1873 by a group of rowing enthusiasts who gathered at Jimmy Farrell's Saloon at the southern end of the City near 3rd and Berry Streets. The Club became a dominant power in the Pacific . . . — Map (db m61359) HM
California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 4 — Banner Island Historic Site
On this site: Civil War victories were celebrated by flying "Old Glory" on Charles Weber's 120 foot flag pole; in a 2,000 seat baseball stadium, Stockton became the 1888 California League champion; Coxey's Army camped in 1893; and delta reclamation . . . — Map (db m82587) HM
California (San Luis Obispo County), Paso Robles — Pittsburg Pirates
Presented to the city of El Paso de Robles to preserve the memory of the winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1924-1934 — Map (db m66413) HM
California (San Luis Obispo County), San Luis Obispo — Mustang Memorial Plaza
On October 29, 1960, a chartered aircraft carrying the Cal Poly Mustang Football Team crashed on takeoff at the Toledo, Ohio Airport. Sixteen Mustang football players, the team manager, and a Mustang booster were killed in the crash and twenty-two . . . — Map (db m38511) HM
California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Al Terremere1930-1951
Al Terremere is a member of the Sequoia Sports Hall of Fame as both an athlete and a coach. Al was All-League in both football and baseball during his Sequoia playing career, and captured multiple championships in both baseball and football as a . . . — Map (db m62605) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Palo Alto — Play Ball!
Baseball was the country’s favorite sport in the 1890’s. Communities across America supported amateur baseball teams comprised of local young men. Mayfield’s baseball team, the Ringtailed Roarers, played other local teams up and down the Peninsula, . . . — Map (db m91111) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Asahi Baseball
They built a baseball diamond with the homeplate on the Jackson and Sixth Street corner and the outfield towards the railroad tracks. Rightfield was shorter and leftfield went on across Seventh Street. The centerfield was much lower than homeplate, . . . — Map (db m52513) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Hard Rock Miners
Drilling contests were the miners’ own distinctive event. The contest pitted individuals or teams of two miners against one another. They centered on hand-drilling, an essential aspect of the hard-rock miners’ work. Drilling contests tested the . . . — Map (db m41324) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Rockin’ M Ranch
“Following indigenous American Indian occupation, this land was part of Spain and then Mexico. Under Mexican rule it was known as Rancho Yerba Buena de Socayre, a land grant deeded to Antonio Chaboya in 1833. It was the site of the historic . . . — Map (db m54663) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Sumo Ring Site
People also made a sumo wresting ring in the baseball grounds and had tournaments. Dr. James Dobashi was the strongest then. Nobody could even be compared with him. Dr. Isamu Kawamura — Map (db m52511) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — The Natatorium
This area was once the site of one of Alum Rock Park’s most popular attractions, the Natatorium, a large indoor swimming pool. Built about 1912, it attracted over 35,000 swimmers each summer season. For about 20 cents, park visitors could swim in . . . — Map (db m63790) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Parade of Champions
Bicentennial 1845 – 1995 In recognition of the efforts of the citizens of the City of Santa Clara and the members of the Santa Clara Council #84. This event started with the Drum & Bugle Corps of Y.M.I. in 1945, and expanded to feature . . . — Map (db m64940) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Before the Boardwalk
The Santa Cruz Beach was changed forever in 1904 when promoter and entrepreneur Fred Swanton hosted the grand opening of the Neptune Casino, a Moorish-style wonder and wedding cake of a building. The Casino was destroyed by fire in June of 1906. . . . — Map (db m62796) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Surfing Was First Brought Here By Hawaiian Princes
During the summer of 1885, three young Hawaiian princes rode the waves at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on Redwood planks the ordered cut in the shape of olo surfboards by the local timber mill. H.M. Queen Kapi’olani’s nephews: . . . — Map (db m71541) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — The PlungeNeptune’s Kingdom
Less than a year after fire destroyed the original Casino and Plunge, construction began on new buildings to include an indoor natatorium. The original ceiling arches can be seen today. The main pool measured 144 feet by 64 feet and featured a . . . — Map (db m62792) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Dunsmuir — Babe Ruth Played Here
Dunsmuir Centennial Committee Baseball legend 'Babe' Ruth and his New York Yankee team mate Bob Meusel played in an exhibition game with local teams here on October 22, 1924. Dedicated by Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West June . . . — Map (db m40198) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Yreka — Charles Bibend BuildingTurner Hall — 329 W. Miner St.
Between 1956 and 1866 this building housed a general merchandise store, tin shop, and grocery business. Sometime before the turn-of-the-century, however, it became known as Turner Hall, meeting place for Yreka social and business groups. This . . . — Map (db m70169) HM
California (Sonoma County), Petaluma — Bill Soberanes
August Courier columnist and peopleologist. Petaluma's number one booster. Founder of the World Wist Wrestling Championship and numerous other events. Trade mark - He's been photographed with more famous, infamous, usual and unusual people than . . . — Map (db m85590) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Race Track – Airport – Golf Course
Once known as China Graveyard Ridge, by late August, 1871, Alex Love developed a racetrack on this site 550 yards in length. This popular quarter mile track saw the names of horses like “Hayfork Kitty” and “Hollywood” owned . . . — Map (db m56190) HM
California (Tuolumne County), Pinecrest — Earl Purdy
In recognition of Earl Purdy The builder, developer and manager of the Dodge Ridge Ski Area from 1950 to 1976. — Map (db m58877) HM
California (Yolo County), West Sacramento — West Capital RacewayWest Sacramento's Last Race Track — 1947-1980
A quarter-mile "bullring", it was a whirlpool of horsepower as short track racers in jalopies and specially-built, high-horsepower machines, flew around the oval chasing the checkered flag in close, wheel to wheel action. It was a "tacky" place with . . . — Map (db m90073) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — At the Foot of The Slabs
(Left Panel) Climbing -- A Longtime Boulder Passion Scrambling, tramping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering...No matter the name, early Colorado Chautauquans reveled in their outings into the adjacent foothills. In 1908, . . . — Map (db m88253) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Manassa — "The Manassa Mauler"
This monument is dedicated to Mary Celia Dempsey mother of William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey born June 24, 1895 He fought his way to become world heavyweight champion on July 4, 1919 and became known as the legendary "Manassa Mauler" My . . . — Map (db m80896) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Fun on Courthouse Hill
“Courthouse Hill,” which is Washington Avenue south of 14th Street, was a favorite location of settler children. In the winter, sleds packed with eager youth picked up sufficient speed on the Hill to be able to coast across the . . . — Map (db m50092) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Play in the Wind
Windy Saddle Park is named for the nearly constant wind currents that can be felt blowing through the foothills. Winds traveling across the plains are forced upward when they hit the Rocky Mountains, and as the air rises, it has enough force to lift . . . — Map (db m46157) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Recreation: Past to Present
Windy Saddle Park has a long history of being a favorite place for recreation. When Lookout Mountain Road was opened in 1914, it was a destination for the first automobile tours. The Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway now passes through Windy . . . — Map (db m46155) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Durango — Jack Dempsey
In 1915, here at 10th and Main 20 year old Colorado native Jack Dempsey the “Manassa Mauler” knocksdown [sic] Andy Malloy in a ten round fight winning $50 and going on to become world heavyweight champion in 1919. — Map (db m51813) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — 10th Mountain DivisionCamp Hale
The 10th Mountain Division, created for alpine and winter combat during World War II, girded for battle on the steep, inhospitable terrain of Camp Hale (about twenty-five miles southwest of here). Built at an old railroad sheep-loading stop, the . . . — Map (db m58466) HM
Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — Vail / Vail Pass Country
Marker Front: Vail Mountain stood bare just days before the resort’s 1962 grand opening. As luck would have it, a late December storm blanketed the area, dumping several feet of powder on the untracked slopes. Fortune just kept smiling on . . . — Map (db m58485) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Woodland Park — Race to the Clouds — The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb rich with racing tradition
Can you imagine racing up a mountain that has 1,000 foot drop-offs? That’s exactly what daring drivers have been doing since 1916. That was the year mining magnate Spencer Penrose announced the first Pikes Peak National Hill Climbing Contest to . . . — Map (db m45839) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — James Henry O’Rourke
James Henry O'Rourke September 1, 1850 - January 8, 1919 ‘Orator Jim' O'Rourke, son of Irish immigrants, was a professional baseball player, scholar, and civil rights activist. The Bridgeport native had the first base hit in National League . . . — Map (db m91832) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente 1939 – 1973 The test of mankind's progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. By: the 200,000 Spanish citizens . . . — Map (db m27800) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 24 — The Sporting Life– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
historic newspapers reveal that sports have long been an outlet for both competitive and recreational gatherings in our city. Local coverage of amateur, club, factory, and school competitions were a regular feature. Early baseball games were . . . — Map (db m71245) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Michael F. Lione Memorial Park
Michael F. Lione Memorial Park Large, soft-brown eyes, reverently expressing the simple faith of a little boy; determined countenance and rugged body that bespoke the athlete who never quit; tenderness and compassion without softness and . . . — Map (db m38769) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Collinsville — Collinsville, Town of CantonViewing Site on the River
Canoe Club, circa 1910- The club house was near the present-day nursery. Note: The house in back was lost in the flood of 1955 Ice on the river, Circa 1900 View of the river from the tracks, Circa 1910 Station, circa 1911, . . . — Map (db m92462) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Joseph J. "Joe" Buzas
Joseph J. "Joe" Buzas In Grateful Appreciation For Bringing Minor League Baseball To New Britain In 1983 — Map (db m41516) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), North Canaan — John F. Bianchi
In Memory Of John F. Bianchi 1921 - 1976 In Recognition Of His 26 years of Service To the Little League — Map (db m42042) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Walter Camp
Walter Camp " The Father of American Football" Walter Camp. Outstanding Yale athlete and coach became the single most important figure in the development of American Football. Recognized as the primary authority on football rules in his lifetime. . . . — Map (db m49710) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), West Haven — George Trevor
1892 George Trevor 1951 Of the Yale Class of 1915 His appreciation and expression of the drama and color of college football was an inspiration to countless teams and players, and a tribute to the craft of sportswriting Wherever George Trevor . . . — Map (db m40925) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), West Haven — Robert Gardner Anderson Award
In appreciation of what Bob Anderson, Y'33, has meant to Yale football over the past several decades, each year an individual from the Yale Varsity Football Team shall have his name added to this plaque. That individual shall most exemplify Bob's . . . — Map (db m40923) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), West Haven — West Haven Twilight League 1933
Dedicated To The Founders Of The West Haven Twilight League 1933 Herbert Metcalfe • Theodore Metcalfe • Robert Metcalfe • John King • James McDermott • Frank Harlan • Edward Canavan • Hugh O'Neil, Jr. • Edward Flynn • Dudley Meyers Dedicated . . . — Map (db m28998) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Hockessin — NC219 — James Henry "Nip" Winters
Born in 1899 in Washington DC. James Henry Winters was a pitcher in the Negro leagues from 1919-1933. Winters, who was also known as "Jesse" and "Nip," was one of the top left-handed pitchers of his day. Known for his wild style and pitching speed, . . . — Map (db m94255) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Iron Hill School #112CPreserving History: The African-American Community of Iron Hill
The Iron Hill Museum is dedicated to the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill Area. The Museum is currently engaged in a project to restore the Iron Hill School #112C and document the experiences of African-American students who . . . — Map (db m10053) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — NC-195 — Vic Willis
Victor Gazaway Willis was born April 12, 1876 and spent his youth and much of his life in Newark, Delaware. He attended and played baseball for Delaware College (now the University of Delaware) in 1897. The Delaware Peach," as he was known, became . . . — Map (db m92141) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newport — NC-95 — The Home of William Julius "Judy" JohnsonBorn October 26, 1899 - Died June 14, 1989
In 1975 William Julius “Judy” Johnson became the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, 1921 through 1936, Johnson was considered the best third baseman in the Negro Leagues. In 1935, Johnson . . . — Map (db m72633) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Port Penn — Wetland WaysBob Beck: Preserver of Port Penn Traditions
Port Penn is a community connected to its wetland landscape. Seasonal changes bring about changes in the lifestyles of Port Penners themselves. Autumn waterfowl hunting and winter muskrat trapping lead into spring shad runs and summer sturgeon . . . — Map (db m10438) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Bill McGowan — 1992 ~ Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
William Aloysius McGowan Born: January 18, 1896 in Wilmington, DE Died: December 9, 1954 in Silver Spring, MD Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Baseball Veterans: 1992 He introduced a colorful umpiring style with vigorous, . . . — Map (db m72835)
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Vic Willis“The Delaware Peach” — 1995 ~ Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
Victor Gazaway Willis Born: April 12, 1876 in Wilmington, DE Died: August 3, 1947 in Elkton, MD Bats/Throws: Right/Right Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Baseball Veterans: 1995 With a 249-205 record, he posted 50 shutouts . . . — Map (db m72836)
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-212 — William "Judy" Johnson Park
Regarded as one of the best third basemen to have played in the Negro Leagues, William Julius "Judy" Johnson (1899-1989) grew up nearby on the west side of Delamore Place. During his youth, Johnson played baseball at various sand lots in the city, . . . — Map (db m94212) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — 12 — Automobiling on The AvenueBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
This busy section once was a "Country Road" to Washingtonians looking for peace and recreation. If you drove by here a century ago, you would have passed woods and large estates, and might even have seen fox hunters. Across Georgia was the . . . — Map (db m72813) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams-Morgan — 3 of 18 — The Roots of Reed-CookeRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
In 1947, the building on your left opened as the National Arena, a public roller rink and bowling alley. It also hosted professional wrestling, roller derbies, and rock concerts. In 1986 it became the Citadel Motion Picture Center, where portions of . . . — Map (db m17031) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 5 of 15 — A Whirl on the Ferris WheelA Self Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
To your right it is the former Merritt Educational Center which operated from 1943 to 2008. However, if you were standing here in the 1920s or '30s, in its place you would have seen exuberant crowds of fashionably dressed African Americans enjoying . . . — Map (db m24519) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — From Seaport to National Park — Georgetown Waterfront Park
During America's early days, the Georgetown waterfront thrived as a port lined with wharves and seagoing vessels. It later became an industrial site. Now it is a National Park. How does an old port and industrial site become a National Park? In . . . — Map (db m83864) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Frank Oliver Howard"Hondo"
Frank Howard played for the Washington Senators from 1965 through 1971. One of the most physically intimidating hitters in baseball history Howard was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1960. He led the American League in home runs . . . — Map (db m20612) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Joshua (Josh) Gibson
Josh Gibson is considered one of the greatest power hitters in the history of baseball. The powerful catcher led the Washington Homestead Grays to eight of nine Negro National titles from 1937 through 1945. Gibson utilized a powerful swing, and . . . — Map (db m20613) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Walter Perry Johnson"The Big Train"
Walter Johnson might have been the fastest pitcher in baseball history. With his sweeping sidearm delivery, the "Big Train" led the league in strikeouts 12 times during a 21 year career with the Washington Nationals from 1907 to 1927. Johnson won . . . — Map (db m20611) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Near Northeast — 9 — Brickyards to BuildingsHub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail
The Trinidad neighborhood, named for W.W. Corcoran's original estate, got its start in the 1890s after the Washington Brick Machine Company used up the clay here making bricks. With H Street filling in with houses and businesses, the company sold . . . — Map (db m71686) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Near Northeast — 6 — The Iceman's ArenaHub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail
Uline Arena was built in 1941 by ice maker Mike Uline to present ice skating, hocky, basketball, and tennis. The Dutch immigrant, originally named Migiel Uihlein, had made a fortune patenting ice production equipment and selling ice from his plant . . . — Map (db m71683) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — "Ole Jim"Peikoff Alumni House — Gallaudet University
Panel 1 “Ole Jim” Fondly known by Gallaudet alumni as “Ole Jim,” this building was the first Gallaudet College gymnasium. Designed by Frederick Withers and built in 1881, it was the nation’s second gymnasium . . . — Map (db m40440) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — 5 of 19 — Griffith Stadium"Lift Every Voice" — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
“I used to come home every night, get a quarter from my mother, run to Griffith Stadium, and sit in the bleachers,” Abe Pollin once said. “I would look out at these good seats and say, ‘Some day, maybe I will get a good seat.’ . . . — Map (db m51732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Griffith Stadium SiteAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Before Howard University Hospital was built in 1975, Griffith Stadium stood here. Constructed in 1914, the stadium was one of the few public spaces that were open to everyone during the segregation era. It was home to the Homestead Grays of the . . . — Map (db m84793) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast — Clark Calvin Griffith
[south face of monument]: {Rendering of Clark Calvin Griffith with the title}            "The Old Fox" Clark Calvin Griffith Born Clear Creek, Missouri November 20, 1869 Pitcher - Manager - Owner Member of Hall of Fame . . . — Map (db m15615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast — George Preston Marshall
(west face): [image of George Preston Marshall] Founder of the Washington Redskins Pioneer in the National Football League (east face): [image of Washington Redskins logo] The Washington Redskins organized in nation's . . . — Map (db m15751) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Union Station — 2 — Gateway to The Nation's CapitalHub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail
With its view of the Capitol and Senate office buildings, and with the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court just a short stroll away, Union Station truly is the gateway to the heart of the nation's government. The station is also where official . . . — Map (db m71679) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Babe's Longest Homer
At Tampa's Plant Field on April 4, 1919, "Babe" Ruth, playing for the Boston Red Sox against the N.Y. Giants, smacked a 587- foot home run that set a record in a pre-season game. 4,300 screaming fans saw the feat. Famed Evangelist Billy . . . — Map (db m46601) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-384 — German-American Club
Organized in 1901, the German-American Club was one of the few non-latin ethnic clubs in Tampa. Club members laid the cornerstone for a building on the northeast corner of Nebraska Avenue and 11th Avenue on February 23, 1908, followed by a . . . — Map (db m32372) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Great 1909 Auto Race
From this point in front of The Tampa Daily Times Building on Nov. 23 1909, was started the Tampa-to-Jacksonville "endurance run" to promote good roads for Florida. Sixteen vehicles, plus the "confetti" pathfinding car and a press car, made . . . — Map (db m68398) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Temple Terrace — Temple Terraces Country Club Sutton Hall
(side 1) The Temple Terraces Country Club was built on the site of the 1910 hunting lodge of world renowned Chicago socialite and businesswoman Bertha Honore Plamer's 19,000 acre "Riverhills Ranch." It opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of . . . — Map (db m93417) HM
Florida (Hillsbourgh County), Tampa — F-877 — Perry Harvey, Sr., Park Skateboard Bowl
Under Mayor William Poe's direction, the Perry Harvey, Sr., Park Skateboard Bowl opened in 1979 as part of a recreational park for the Central Park Village community. As Florida's first municipal ride-at-your-own-risk skateboard facility, it offered . . . — Map (db m94178) HM
Florida (Indian River County), Vero Beach — F-812 — Baseball and Dodgertown
Dodgertown was the spring training facility of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. Originally part of a World War II Naval Air Station, Dodgertown became the spring training home of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948, when local business leader Bud Holman . . . — Map (db m93122) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — F-468 — Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks(1926-1951)
(side 1) The originally known Lighthouse Dock, once at this site, marked the beginnings of this area's fame as a sportsman's paradise. Folklore and history relate that a man named Baker (c. 1810) “hauled over” fishing boats . . . — Map (db m75994) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Crestview — Carver-Hill H.S.1954-1966
"Home of the Panthers" Grades 1-12 An African-American Institution of Learning — Map (db m78712) HM
Florida (Pinellas County), Dunedin — F-672 — Dunedin Isles Golf Club
At the peak of the 1920s “land boom,” Dunedin Isles Golf Club was built to attract new residents to the City of Dunedin. Scotsman Donald Ross, one of the world’s foremost golf course architects, visited the site and designed the golf . . . — Map (db m67685) HM
Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — World RecordFor 10 Miles — 45 Minutes 37 Seconds
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Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 57 Chapin StreetACCORD Freedom Trail
57 Chapin Street was once the home of Willie Galimore (1935-1964), the most famous athlete to come from St. Augustine. A three-time Pittsburgh Courier All-American football player at Florida A & M University under the legendary coach Jake Gaither, . . . — Map (db m7732) HM
Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Hotel Forrest Lake
Known by local residents as the "Mayfair," this three-story Mediterranean Revival hotel was built in 1925. It was named after Forrest Lake, at the time the mayor of the City of Sanford, who commissioned its construction for one-half million dollars. . . . — Map (db m55379) HM
Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Mayfair Country Club
(front) The Mayfair Country Club is a portion of a 20,000 acre tract of land purchased in 1848 for $40.00 by General Joseph Finegan, who later became the commander of the Confederate forces in their victory at Olustee, Florida. In 1870 . . . — Map (db m93066) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron
This cauldron was lit with the original Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece at the Savannah Opening Ceremony, July 20, 1996, and burned throughout the Centennial Olympic Games in Savannah, Georgia, site of the Olympic Yachting events. The five . . . — Map (db m5568) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-33 — American Grand Prize Races1910 and 1911 Vanderbilt Cup Race, 1911
On each side of Waters Avenue at this site stood the grandstands built for the famous Savannah automobile races in 1910 and 1911. The starting and finishing line was located in front of the stands. On November 12, 1910, David Bruce-Brown won . . . — Map (db m5953) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-103 — Mercer Auto Camp
In 1910 and 1911 the Mercer Automobile Company of Trenton, New Jersey made entries in the Great Savannah races. Washington Roebling II , the only company owner who drove in the races, and driver Hughie Hughes led teams in several light car and grand . . . — Map (db m5976) HM
Georgia (Chattahoochee County), Fort Benning — Gowdy FieldDedicated 31 March 1925
Named in honor of Sgt Hank Gowdy who put his major league career on hold to join the infantry and serve the nation in WWI Rededicated 29 April 2005 Fort Benning Soldiers and family members Cal Ripken,Jr. BG Benjamin Freakley       Gary . . . — Map (db m15003) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-5 — Crescent Farm Rock Barn
The Crescent Farm Rock Barn was constructed in 1906 by Augustus (Gus) Lee Coggins. One of a rare number of rock barns constructed in Georgia, the Rock Barn, together with the nearby Georgian Revival style main house, constitutes the core of the . . . — Map (db m11491) HM
Georgia (Clarke County), Athens — 029-17 — Herty Field
This marker overlooks the site of the first intercollegiate football game played in the state of Georgia and one of the first to be played in the deep south. On January 30, 1892 Georgia defeated Mercer College 50 to 0 on the stubbly grounds that . . . — Map (db m11709) HM
Georgia (Clarke County), Athens — Olympic Games in Athens
In summer 1996, Athens, Georgia, shone as the largest Olympic venue site outside Atlanta, as the state hosted the Centennial Olympic Games July 19 - August 4. Some 650,000 visitors bought tickets to events at three University of Georgia venues: . . . — Map (db m11870) HM
Georgia (Clinch County), Homerville — Guest Mill PondHome of the World’s Record Jack Fish
9lbs. 6oz. 31 inches long Landed by Baxley McQuaig, Jr. February 17, 1961 On a Johnson’s Spoon — Map (db m53283) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — S. V. Sanford
The greatest friend Univ. of Ga. ever had" began his academic career in Marietta: principal, Supt. City Schools 1892-1903. At Georgia (1903-1945) promoted academics and sports: Faculty chrm. athletics from 1908; first head School of Journalism in . . . — Map (db m17028) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14356) HM
Georgia (Franklin County), Royston — 059-10 — Ty CobbThe Georgia Peach
Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1886-1961) moved to Royston as a youth when his father got a teaching position here. He was playing “Town Ball” for the Royston Reds at age 14 and was in the minors at 17. He first played with the Augusta Tourists . . . — Map (db m10636) HM
Georgia (Franklin County), Royston — Tyrus Raymond Cobb"The Georgia Peach" — 1886 - 1961
Ty Cobb Lifetime Record 1904 - 1928 Games 3,033 At Bat 11,429 Runs 2,244 Hits 4,191 Put Outs 6,294 Errors 274 Home Runs 118 Stolen Bases 892 Runs Batted In 1,901 Batting Average 367 Assists 406 Fielding Average 961 . . . — Map (db m61745) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14357) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14358) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Ponce de Leon Ball Park1908 – 1966
Here on these grounds at Ponce de Leon Ball Park, The Atlanta Crackers and the Atlanta Black Crackers began a tradition of baseball championship and athletic excellence which set the high standard for the baseball we enjoy in Atlanta . . . — Map (db m47795) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — The Skeet House
The Skeet House is not in its original location, but stands as a symbol of the core philosophy that the Jekyll Island Club was founded upon – outdoor recreation. The Skeet House, along with the Skeet and Trap Range, was constructed in . . . — Map (db m81699) HM
Georgia (Grady County), Cairo — 65-1 — Birthplace of Jackie RobinsonFirst African American in Major League Baseball
Robinson was born here on January 31, 1919 before he and his family moved to California in 1920. After attending U.C.L.A., serving in the U.S. Army, and playing in the Negro American Baseball and International Leagues, Robinson joined the Brooklyn . . . — Map (db m27306) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — In Tribute to Ezzard CharlesHeavyweight Boxing Champion of the World — 1949-1951
Native son of Lawrenceville, Ga. July 7, 1921 May 28, 1975 Gentleman Sportsman Champion — Map (db m85722) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Demorest — 068-11 — Home of Johnny Mize“The Big Cat”
National Baseball Hall of Fame member John Robert Mize was born in this house in 1913. While only 15 years old and still in high school, Mize launched his distinguished baseball career playing for Piedmont College. He began his major league career . . . — Map (db m23665) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Demorest — John Robert Mize" The Big Cat "
Born and raised in Demorest, Mr. Mize was a keen-eyed slugger who smashed 359 home runs and batted 312 in 15-year career while topping 300 mark nine seasons in a row. Set major loop records by hitti8ng three homers 8n a game six times and trio in . . . — Map (db m56250) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Mansfield — 107-10 — Mansfield's Famous Southpaw
Sherrod Malone Smith (1891-1949) played 23 years of professional baseball including 14 seasons in the major leagues. Babe Ruth, another left-hander, said that he was, "the greatest pick-off artist who ever lived." He played in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn . . . — Map (db m12260) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-1 — Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam
On the golf links of the Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel, Bobby Jones won the Southeastern Open of 1930. He went on to victory that year in the British Amateur, British Open, U.S. Open, and U.S. Amateur –- golf’s Grand Slam and a feat yet to be . . . — Map (db m21288) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Dr. John M. Tutt1886 - 1968
Revered as a teacher and a coach, "Professor Tutt" began his career under the leadership of Miss Lucy C. Laney at Haines Institute, where he remained from 1906 to 1949, longer than anyone else. From Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), he . . . — Map (db m36138) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-13 — John McClinton Tutt1886-1968
For over six decades, John Tutt educated Augusta's youth at the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute and Lucy Craft Laney High School. After graduating from Lincoln University in 1905, Tutt returned to Augusta to teach Mathematics. Coach Tutt's . . . — Map (db m36621) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — Paul Anderson Memorial Park
Gold Medalist Weightlifting 1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia ——————— "The Greatest Weight Ever Raised by a Human Being 6,270 pounds in a backlift." Listed in The Guinness Book of . . . — Map (db m63434) HM
Georgia (Telfair County), Jacksonville — 134-4 — World Record Bass
Approximately two miles from this spot, on June 2, 1932, George W. Perry, a 19-year old farm boy, caught was to become America`s most famous fish. The twenty-two pound four ounce largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoldes) exceeded the existing record . . . — Map (db m57147) HM
Georgia (Toombs County), Vidalia — 138-2 — Paul Anderson1932~1994 World's Strongest Man
Paul Anderson was born October 17, 1932 in Toccoa and attended Furman University where he began lifting weights. In 1955 he traveled as a goodwill ambassador from the United States to the Soviet Union and there his lifting surpassed many world . . . — Map (db m59111) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Dalton — Johnny Marcus Memorial Loop
This plaque honors the memory of Johnny Marcus, a local running enthusiast who died in an automobile accident, April 7, 1995. His dedication and commitment to the sport of running was inspiring to those who now follow in his footsteps. — Map (db m12913) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 16 — Duke Kahanamoku — Waikīkī Historic Trail
Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1986) spent much of his youth here in Kālia with his mother’s family, the Paoas. The family owned most of the 20 acres which the Hilton Hawaiian Village now occupies. It is said that it was . . . — Map (db m13188) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 17 — Kālia Bay — Waikīkī Historic Trail
Fish were easily netted from the ponds near Pi‘inaio Stream. In ancient times, the area was home to many Hawaiian families, who enjoyed the offerings in its bountiful waters. It was not unusual to see native men and women fishing, diving, . . . — Map (db m13127) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 2 — WaikikiWaikiki Historic Trail
Waikiki means “spouting water” because it was a vast marshland fed by many streams. You are in fact standing on what was the mouth of an old stream, the Kuekaunahi. From ancient times Waikiki has been a popular surfing spot which is one . . . — Map (db m73119) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — “Wintering” Roland
Bitterroot winters are frigid and long-lasting, with the snow staying on the ridges and packed into the draws and gullies well into the spring. Roland and East Portal can receive up to a foot of snow an hour during a big storm. The snowpack . . . — Map (db m45561) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Mullan — History of Lookout Pass
Lookout Pass is one of the original U.S. Ski areas. The area was first utilized by local Scandinavians who hopped off Northern Pacific freight cars to enjoy a day of alpine skiing at the Pass. A rope tow was installed in 1936 through use of parts . . . — Map (db m45200) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jack BrickhouseHall of Fame Broadcaster — 1917-1998
[Front:] [Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.] 'Hey Hey' [Left Side:] Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame . . . — Map (db m47668) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John A. "Jack" Johnson1878 - 1946

First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World — Map (db m94368) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Melamerson Athletic FieldAbout Dorothy Melamerson...

Dorothy Melamerson lived most of her life in Lincoln Park. A Fitness enthusiast, she was a gym teacher at Stone Elementary School and other public schools for 36 years. When she retired in 1977, she began an education of her own: how to make . . . — Map (db m94413) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — West Side GroundsHome Field of the Chicago National League Ball Club from 1893 to 1915
First Game: May 14, 1893 (Cincinnati 13, Chicago 12) Last Game: October 13, 1915 (Chicago 7, St. Louis 2) Seating Capacity: 16,000 Career Record at West Side Grounds: 1,018 wins, 640 loses World Series Champions: 1907, 1908 National . . . — Map (db m82399) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Homewood — Washington Park Racetrack
Opening on July 3, 1926, with the American Derby and a $100,000 purse, Washington Park Racetrack, built by Washington Park Corporation and Illinois Jockey Club, became a home for the nation's finest thoroughbreds. Colonel Matt Winn and the American . . . — Map (db m87089) HM
Illinois (Kane County), Dundee — Billy and Ma Sunday
Evangelist William "Billy" Sunday and his wife Helen "Ma" Sunday owned this farm, 1899-1913, and spent their summers here. Ma was born on the farm. Billy was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1862. He played outfield for Chicago and other National League . . . — Map (db m55486) HM
Illinois (Kane County), Elgin — Elgin Road Races
This marker is along the “south leg” of the Elgin road races. Beginning in 1910, many leading drivers and mechanics competed here in grueling tests of speed and endurance that contributed to the development of the modern automobile. . . . — Map (db m55454) HM
Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — Great Lakes Athletics
Throughout WWI and WWII, athletic opportunities for recruits included swimming, basketball, hockey, water polo, boxing, wrestling and track and field. But, it was in football that Great Lakes achieved national prominence. Among the thousands of . . . — Map (db m37922) HM
Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — The Great Lakes Football TeamGreat Lakes History Trail Stop 9
Throughout WWI and WWII, athletic opportunities for recruits included swimming, basketball, hockey, water polo, boxing, wrestling and track & field. But, it was in WWI football that Great Lakes achieved national prominence. Among the thousands of . . . — Map (db m38077) HM
Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — World War I / Between the Wars
World War IOn April 6, 1917, less than six years after Great Lakes was opened, the U.S. declared war on the Central Powers. By August, the number of trainees grew from 618 to 50,000. Vast tent cities sprang up to house the flood of volunteers. . . . — Map (db m37996) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — League Park
The first professional organized league baseball game was played here on May 4, 1871 ending in a victory for the Fort Wayne Kekiongas over the Cleveland Forest Citys by a score of 2-0. A wooden structure was built in 1883 and rebuilt numerous times . . . — Map (db m59686) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Elkhart — Lou Criger
This memorial is dedicated to the life of Lou Criger Born in Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 6, 1872 to Charles J. and Lovina Stutsman Criger, the city's first major leaguer was known as one of the best catchers of his day and caught most of Cy Young's . . . — Map (db m67096) HM
Indiana (Franklin County), Brookville — 24.2002.1 — Brookville's Grandstand
Side one This grandstand built 1922 to seat 1, 000 and serve fans of new Brookville semi-pro team. Twenty box seats included to help pay for construction. Central platform included for community activities. Facility later used for youth . . . — Map (db m44693) HM
Indiana (Harrison County), Corydon — Harrison County (Indiana) Fair
Oldest continuous County Fair existing in Indiana. First fair held Sept. 11 - 14, 1860. Citizens met jan. 1860, organized Harrison County Agricultural Society, adopted constitution which with amendments governs yet today. Ground purchased Mar. 1860 . . . — Map (db m9634) HM
Indiana (Hendricks County), Amo — 32.2007.1 — Arthur L. Trester
(Side One) Born 1878 in Pecksburg (which was 2.1 miles east). Elected to Board of Controls of Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 1911, appointed Permanent Secretary 1913, continued after 1929 as Commissioner of High School . . . — Map (db m69349) HM
Indiana (Hendricks County), Danville — 32.2006.1 — Samuel Luther Thompson
(Side One) He was born in Danville March 5, 1860 and educated in Danville Graded School. He played for Danville Browns baseball team in 1883 and for Evansville and Indianapolis minor league ball clubs 1884 and 1885. He played for . . . — Map (db m69351) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Hinkle FieldhouseButler University
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. — Map (db m82674) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1975.2 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Constructed in 1909, the Speedway has contributed significantly to the advancement of automotive technology and development of safety devices. It is unchallenged as the world's oldest continuously operated race course and the site of the largest . . . — Map (db m228) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2009.3 — Marshall "Major" Taylor
(side 1) Born in Indianapolis, 1878, Taylor moved to Massachusetts, 1895, to pursue cycling career. In 1896, he set one-mile record at Capital City Track located here. He won his first professional race December 1896 and quickly . . . — Map (db m81445) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Cradle of Basketball
Side “A” In 1892 the game of basketball was brought to Crawfordsville from its birthplace in Massachusetts by Rev. Nicholas McCay, General Secretary of the Crawfordsville YMCA that was located on this site in what would . . . — Map (db m41945) HM
Indiana (Parke County), Nyesville — Birthplace of Mordecai Brown — " Three Finger Brown "
Front Birthplace of Mordecai Brown Born in this Mining Community of Nyesville, Indiana. The first Indiana player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame His 14 year Major League career Boast the following Records: . . . — Map (db m59771) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Ogden Dunes — 64.1997.1 — Ogden Dunes Ski Jump
Steel and wood ski jump with adjustable height and length was built here for Ogden Dunes Ski club, incorporated in 1927 to promote winter sports. Five annual events with international competitors were held 1928-1932, with 7,000 to 20,000 spectators. . . . — Map (db m64162) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Coach Frank Leahy1908 - 1973
[Front]: This sculpture was presented to the University of Notre Dame on September 19, 1997 by his former players, the Leahy Family, ND Alumni and his many admirers. [Reverse]: Frank Leahy coached at Notre Dame a total of 11 . . . — Map (db m12257) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Knute RockneHead Coach — 1918-1930
105 wins, 12 losses, 5 ties National Champions: 1924, 1929, 1930 — Map (db m36974) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Lou HoltzHead Coach — 1986-1996
100 wins, 30 losses, 2 ties National Championship: 1988 "Trust, Love, Commitment" — Map (db m37009) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Michael A. BerticelliApril 26, 1951 - January 25, 2000
1990-2000 University of Notre Dame Head Men's Soccer Coach 104 Victories 3 Conference Championships 3 NCAA Tournament Appearances So much more than a winning record, Mike Berticelli established a high level of pride, commitment and . . . — Map (db m12258) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Notre Dame Fieldhouse
[Main Marker] Site of Notre Dame Fieldhouse where varsity and intramural athletes shook down the thunder for seventy years 1898-1968. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a special University convocation in the Fieldhouse . . . — Map (db m12174) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Riehle Playing Field
Named in honor of Rev. James I. Riehle, C.S.C., a graduate of Notre Dame, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a friend and a minister of Notre Dame athletes. Father Riehle was a residence hall rector before and after his service as Dean . . . — Map (db m37003) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — The Sons of Israel Synagogue
"Make for me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst." Exodus 25:8 The Sons of Israel Synagogue (B'nai Israel) was constructed in 1901 in the Romanesque Revival style, designed by South Bend architects Freyemuth and Maurer. . . . — Map (db m76400) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Gold Medal Plaza
Dedicated to these three Garfield High School athletes who took our community to ‘A Level Above’. Terre Haute - parks & recreation Gold Medal Sponsors City of Terre Haute A Friend of Union Hospital First . . . — Map (db m58420) HM
Indiana (Warren County), Pine Village — 86.2002.1 — Pine Village Football
side one Local team was important Indiana precursor to modern professional football organizations. Clinton Beckett introduced football to Pine Village High School 1898. Town and high school teams played on bottomland, northwest of here, . . . — Map (db m8559) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — George Alexander Sweatt
George A. Sweatt Park is named for Humboldt native, George Sweatt, born December 12, 1893. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1912. Following military service in World War I, he attended Pittsburg State University from 1920 to 1922. A good . . . — Map (db m57489) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Walter Johnson Birth Site
On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for . . . — Map (db m57497) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Iola — East Jackson Street Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] The YMCA was built in this block in 1907. It featured an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, and various sporting amenities. The cost of upkeep led to the building being torn down.

[Bottom photo caption reads] . . . — Map (db m83599) HM

Kansas (Atchison County), Muscotah — Joe Tinker7-27-1880 • 7-27-1948
. . . — Map (db m63753) HM

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