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1840's Split Log Cabin Marker (reverse) image, Click for more information
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
1840's Split Log Cabin Marker (reverse)
Alabama (Dale County), Daleville — 1840's Split Log Cabin
Side 1 Double-pen split log cabin built in 1840's by early settlers who fled disease carrying mosquitoes along Claybank Creek, the first permanent location in this area. This house was the gathering place for many families. The logs tell . . . — Map (db m74202) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka Impact Crater
The ridges located here are the remnants of a six-mile diameter circular feature created some 85 million years ago by an estimated 1,000-foot diameter asteroid. The area at the time of impact was a shallow sea. The ridges consist of a variety of . . . — Map (db m67939) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Cowarts — Cowarts Baptist Church/Cowarts School
(Front): Cowarts Baptist Church Cowarts Baptist Church was founded in 1885 when dissension arose in the Congregation of Smyrna. Originally located beside the cemetery, the church was destroyed by fire during the 1890s. It was rebuilt . . . — Map (db m64865) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Oakville — Town of Oakville
Based on the large number of local mounds and artifacts, this site shows evidence of Indian occupation over 2000 years ago. According to tradition about 1780, Oakville became a Cherokee town located on Black Warriors' Path. By the early 1820's, . . . — Map (db m36036) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Founders' Oak
This post oak started growth in 1850 and was 6 years old when East Alabama Male College was established. It was 33 years old when the Alabama Agricultural Station was established, 91 when the nation entered World War II, and over 100 when this site . . . — Map (db m74430) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), French Mill — Limestone County Tornado Memorial
Primary marker The bricks in these walls were once part of the homes of Limestone Countians. Each one represents a dream, and the loss of that dream on April 27, 2011, when seven tornadoes hit Limestone County and 62 struck in Alabama, . . . — Map (db m72495) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Grissom • White • Chaffee — Date of Incident: January 27, 1967 • Intended Launch Date: February 21, 1967 — "Fire in the Cockpit!"
These were among the last words from Apollo 1. On January 27, 1967, the first scheduled Apollo flight, Apollo/Saturn 204, was undergoing routine launch pad tests. Soon after the crew was sealed inside the command module, a deadly fire exploded . . . — Map (db m85495) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — L'Arbre de Pau
The Tree of Pau Presented to the people of Mobile from their sister city, Pau, France. Symbolic of the restoration after Hurricane Frederic 1979. — Map (db m86439) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Augusta and the Old Augusta Cemetery — Circa 1819
Augusta, home of Old Augusta Cemetery, was built on the site of a former Indian village, “Sawanogi,” on high ground close to the Tallapoosa River. In 1824 a disastrous flood swept over the plateau, invading shops and residences. A year . . . — Map (db m68260) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Vinemont — The "Katy-Did" Crash
Eight U.S. Army Air Corps officers and enlisted men were killed one-fourth mile east of here near the Roundtop Community on Sunday, April 9, 1944, at 2:20 p.m. when their B-26C Martin Marauder bomber, nicknamed the “Katy-Did”, crashed . . . — Map (db m80562) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Helena — Harmony Graveyard — Shelby County
This site began as the burying ground for Harmony Presbyterian Church, the first church built in the area that would become Helena. The earliest marked grave is Jones Griffin (died 1836), one of Andrew Jackson's Tennessee volunteers who was credited . . . — Map (db m76237) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Helena — Helena Freight House & Depot
The South and North Alabama Railroad Company constructed the Helena Freight House & Depot about 1872 while repairing damage inflicted by Union raiders in 1865. The original location of the structure was just north of the present railroad . . . — Map (db m76262) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Helena — Helena, Alabama
Side 1 At a crossroads, one mile south of Helena, a post office called Cove was established in 1849 and renamed Hillsboro in 1857. During the Civil War the South & North Railroad (the Louisville & Nashville Railroad) was constructed to . . . — Map (db m76243) HM
Alabama (Talladega County), Oak Grove — Stars Fell On Alabama / Hodges Meteorite
Stars Fell On Alabama November 30, 1954. It was a cold, clear early afternoon when Dr. Moody Jacobs left his office for lunch. In the sky, he saw a trail of dark smoke and heard an explosion before white smoke shot out in several . . . — Map (db m44229) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Anchorage — Measuring the Magnitude of Damage
Measuring the Magnitude of Damage The Good Friday Earthquake destroyed or severely restricted all forms of transportation, utilities and communications over a large part of south-central Alaska. Communications and Utilities The . . . — Map (db m69766) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Anchorage — The Earth Did Quake
“And, behold … The earth did quake and the rocks rent;” Matthew 27:51 A description of the first Good Friday The gruesome dance of the earth finally stopped, leaving much of downtown Anchorage in ruins. In four . . . — Map (db m69795) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Anchorage — Tsunami!
More devastating than the Good Friday Earthquake itself, the seismic sea waves or tsunamis, that followed caused the major loss of life and property in Alaska. Tsunamis are generated by the sudden upward movement of the seafloor along the . . . — Map (db m69769) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Anchorage — Turnagain Heights Slide
You are standing on the edge of the Turnagain Heights Slide, the largest and most destructive landslide in Anchorage. Ninety seconds into the Good Friday Earthquake, an 8,000-foot strip of bluff, 1,200 feet wide began cracking apart into . . . — Map (db m69770) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Girdwood — 1964 Earthquake
This cabin was part of the original Portage town site. The small coastal towns of Girdwood and Portage located on Turnagain Arm were destroyed in the 1964 earthquake. Girdwood was later relocated a few miles inland, while Portage, which subsided . . . — Map (db m70719) HM
Alaska (Juneau Borough), Juneau — USS Juneau (CL-52) Memorial — 'Lest We Forget'
Center Marker Panel: [Rendering of the cruiser USS Juneau(CL-52)] 'Lest We Forget' The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was as ferocious and decisive as any battle of World War II. It was not won cheaply. The night action of Friday . . . — Map (db m77160) WM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon National Park — 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site
1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark This tragic accident site represents a watershed moment in the modernization of America's airways leading to the . . . — Map (db m81861) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument — Changes to Come
Buried under Sunset Crater's lava and cinders are perhaps dozens of pithouses. Those excavated revealed few artifacts; even building timbers had been removed. This suggests people had ample warning of the impending eruption. The changed . . . — Map (db m41693) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Walnut Canyon National Monument — A Time of Change
When a volcanic eruption occurred near what is now Flagstaff, Arizona, people lost homes and lands they had cultivated for at least 400 years. A major life events for locals, the eruption was also visible to large population centers across the . . . — Map (db m61325) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Globe — Globe Mine Rescue Station
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1919 — Map (db m67462) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Payson — The Dude Fire
On June 25, 1990 a lightning caused fire entrapped ten members of the Perryville fire crew in this canyon. Resulting in six fatalities. Before the fire was contained it had burned more than 24,000 acres and destroyed over 70 structures. This . . . — Map (db m28210) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Lakeside — Rodeo-Chediski Fire — June 18th 2002 – July 7 2002
The White Mountain communities dedicate this memorial to the courageous men and women who voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to protect from imminent destruction by the Rodeo-Chediski Fire. By the Grace of God, and through the . . . — Map (db m36745) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Summerhaven — Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower — Coronado National Forest
Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower was erected in 1928. It is the oldest lookout still in use on the Forest. This general locale has been used as a fire lookout since the Coronado Forest Reserve was established in 1902. The current lookout structure was . . . — Map (db m55554) HM
Arizona (Santa Cruz County), Madera Canyon — Boy Scout Memorial
Troop 301 and Venture Crew 301 cautions you to Be Prepared before you hike to the summit. In memory of the 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts lost on November 15, 1958 David Greenberg – 12 years old Mike . . . — Map (db m73898) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The Terrible Cost of World War II

SACRIFICE: In 1939 the active United States military totaled 335,000, and during the conflict more than 16 million men and women had served. Tens of millions of men and women throughout the world were in military service in other nations . . . — Map (db m91985) HM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — War on Terrorism

The paradox of power is that a weaker nation will seek help from a stronger nation to resolve a problem, then hate the stronger nation because the weaker nation could not solve the problem themselves.

Though it was not realized at the time, . . . — Map (db m92254) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Lowell — Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas
Front Mar. 20, 1839 Trail of Tears Mar. 8, 1847 Robinson's Crossroads First Post Office Feb. 5, 1858 Name changed to Bloomington Sept. 18, 1858 Butterfield Stage Stop to 1861 Dec. 9, 1862 Civil War Skirmishes Aug. 24, 1864 "Camp . . . — Map (db m33712) HM
Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — Fire and Brick & Stone — Upper Spring

The neighborhood above the current First Baptist Church burned in the Great Fire of 1883, the first of four Great Fires which destroyed most of the town's early wooden structures. New commercial buildings were built of more fire-resistant . . . — Map (db m80106) HM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Great Cyclone at Fort Smith

A cyclone, carrying death and destruction in its wake, visited Fort Smith at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 1898. Out of the western skies on an unusually balmy night came first an epic show of lightning followed by heavy winds. Then with . . . — Map (db m92364) HM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — The Trail of Tears

This marks the last encampment of the Cherokee Indians on "The Trail of Tears," from their ancestral homes in the South to the land allotted them in the Indian Territory. — Map (db m92345) HM

California (Alameda County), Berkeley — The 1923 Berkeley Fire
On the morning of September 17, 1923, a grass fire spread from Wildcat Canyon over the hills into Berkeley. Driven by hot, dry winds, the fire spread rapidly across the northeast residential districts of the city, burning as far south and west as . . . — Map (db m54213) HM
California (Alameda County), San Leandro — Memorial to the Chinese Laborers — Lake Chabot Historical Walk
The Alameda County Historical Society dedicates this panel to: Ah Bing – 41, Kim Yuen – 29, Toy Sing – 31, and Lock Sing – 33, who died outside this tunnel. This panel is also dedicated to the countless unnamed and . . . — Map (db m71651) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — 786 — Argonaut and Kennedy Mines
Argonaut Mine, discovered 1850, and Kennedy Mine, discovered 1856, played dramatic roles in the economic development of California, producing $105,268,760 in gold. Kennedy Mine has a vertical shaft of 5,912 feet, the deepest in the United States and . . . — Map (db m72063) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — Argonaut Mine
On the hill to your right stand the remains of the Argonaut Mine gallus (headframe), beneath which 47 miners were lost when a fire broke out deep in the main shaft on August 27, 1922. At that time the Argonaut was one of the deepest gold mines in . . . — Map (db m94781) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — Miners' Graves — Argonaut Mine Tragedy 1922 — (Jackson City Cemetery)
In memory of Elmer Bacheller, James Clayton, Evan Ely, William Fessel, Charles Fitzgerald, Ernest Miller, Arthur and son Charles O'Berg, and Bert Seamans who died August 28, 1922 in the Argonaut Mine Fire — Map (db m94757) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — Miners' Graves — Argonaut Mine Tragedy 1922 — (Catholic Cemetery)
In memory of Peter Bagoye, Rafaelo Baldocchi, Domenico Boleri, Eugene Buscaglia, John Caminada, Peter Cavaglieri, Manuel Costa, Paul Delonga, A. Fazzini, V. Fideli, Simone Francisconi, Battista Gamboni, Timothy Garcia, Maurice Gianetti, Giuseppe . . . — Map (db m94774) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — The Kennedy Mine / The Argonaut Mine
- The Kennedy Mine - You are standing on property that once belonged to the Kennedy Mine. The Kennedy Mine is named for Andrew Kennedy, who reportedly discovered a quartz ledge in the late 1850s. The Kennedy Mining Company was formed in 1860 . . . — Map (db m72070) HM
California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 — Redwood National and State Parks
During the evening of March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake shook Alaska’s Kenal Peninsula heavily damaging Anchorage, located more than 60 miles away, and sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. About four hours later, on March 28, the . . . — Map (db m87813) HM
California (Del Norte County), Klamath — Captain Courageous — 1963 - 1983
The heroic voyage of this crossbreed steer; floating downriver from Klamath Glen and up the coast into Crescent City Harbor, was an inspiration to the flood victims of Klamath. He embodied their courage, stamina, and indomitable spirit. A living . . . — Map (db m91941) HM
California (Fresno County), Clovis — September 11th California Memorial
In Memory of the victims of September 11, 2011 and in honor of our fallen heroes America's bravest - New York City Firefighters Port Authority of NY and NY Police Officers America's Finest - New York City Police Officers The Passengers and crew - . . . — Map (db m61130) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Row of Store Buildings Destroyed By Earthquake in 1983 — 1904
In 1909 Dominique Bordagaray purchased six lots on 5th and “C’ Streets and built row stores on them as Coalinga began to grow. The row stores included a French laundry, cigar shop, and liquor store, bicycle shop and confectionery shop. The . . . — Map (db m63917) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — The Earthquake of 1983
On May 2nd, 1983 at 4:42 P.M. a major earthquake of 6.7 magnitude lasting 45 seconds destroyed 54 buildings in downtown Coalinga. Only 31 people were injured and miraculously there were no deaths. The earthquake also destroyed over 300 homes and . . . — Map (db m63914) HM
California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — 507 — Disaster in 1872 — Grave of 1872 Earthquake Victims
On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common . . . — Map (db m34157) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 27 — Tehachapi Loop Mural
The Tehchapi Loop put Tehachapi on the map when it was completed in 1876. Before that time there was no rail access across the Tehachapi Mountains. The historic Loop is pictured here, circa 1952, with a trompe l'oeil effect showing damage to the . . . — Map (db m53117) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — The Great Flood of 1932 and Engine No. 3834
On September 30th torrential rains flooded Tehachapi Creek, undermining the tracks under Santa Fe Engine No. 3834 which was waiting out the storm about ½ mile east of Woodward Station. The engine disappeared into the raging water below. It . . . — Map (db m11912) HM
California (Lake County), Upper Lake — League's Store
League's Store, destroyed in the fire of 1924, housed the beginnings of both the Odd Fellows Hall and the Harriet Lee Hammond Library. The post office moved here when the library opened in 1916. The Griner Brothers eventually built and relocated . . . — Map (db m61079) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Cerritos — Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial
On August 31, 1986 at 11:56 A.M., two planes collided above a Cerritos neighborhood in the vicinity of Carmenita Road and 18rd Street. The tragic accident claimed 82 lives, destroyed 11 homes and severely damaged seven others. The collison was . . . — Map (db m73108) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Saugus — 919 — St. Francis Dam Disaster Site
The 185-foot concrete St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles aqueduct system, stood 1½ miles north of this site. On March 12, 1928, the 185-foot high concrete dam collapsed just before midnight, sending 12½ billion gallons of water . . . — Map (db m30666) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — Loop Fire
This park and memorial stand as a tribute to the young men who lost their lives on the Loop Fire, to those who survived, and to firefighters everywhere. Forever Honored - Those Who Lost Their Lives Raymond Chee - Age 23 • James . . . — Map (db m79155) HM
California (Mono County), Lee Vining — Avalanche of 1911
Not far from this site, in the early morning hours of March 7, 1911, a massive avalanche roared down the east slop of Copper Mountain and wiped out the town of Jordan. Eight people were killed including Robert Mason, the chief engineer of the power . . . — Map (db m50074) HM
California (Mono County), Walker — The C-130 Crew — Lost During the Cannon Fire - June 17, 2002
In Loving and Grateful Memory of The C-130 Crew Steve Wass, Craig Labare and Mike Davis Who gave their lives to save our community on June 17, 2002 — Map (db m23036) HM
California (Monterey County), Big Sur — End of an Era — U.S.S. Macon ZRS-5
To commemorate the loss of the U.S.S. Macon ZRS-5 12 February 1935 Plaque donated by the Moffett Field Historical Society — Map (db m68505) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Associated Oil Fire – 1924 — Historic Cannery Row
In 1904 the Coalinga Oil Transportation Company laid 168 miles of six-inch pipeline from the Belridge Field in San Joaquin Valley to the Tidewater-Associated Marine Terminal on Monterey Bay (top). Its purpose was to deliver heavy fuel oil for use in . . . — Map (db m55215) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey Breakwater — Historic Cannery Row
Recurring winter storms wreaked havoc on the Monterey fishing fleet every few years (top). On April 29, 1915, such a storm, with 60-mile-per-hour winds, destroyed or damaged nearly 50 boats. On Thanksgiving morning 1919, more than 93 vessels were . . . — Map (db m55214) HM
California (Monterey County), Pacific Grove — John Denver — Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
In Commemoration of John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. Dedicated September 23, 2007 at the site of crash of John’s plane, Long EZ N555JD “... So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers, Follow her summons when . . . — Map (db m63662) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Donner Camp Site
On October 28, 1846 the six covered wagons brought west by George and Jacob Donner and their families halted here for repairs. By March of 1847 one half of the party of 22 adults and children had died of starvation and cold. They came west seeking a . . . — Map (db m60507) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley / Tamsen and Elizabeth Donner
Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley In the Fall of 1846, 25 Members of The Donner Party became Trapped by an Early Snowstorm here at Alder Creek Valley. The George and Jacob Donner Families, their Teamsters, and Fellow Travelers Suffered . . . — Map (db m60303) HM
California (Orange County), Newport Beach — Mariner's Mile
The Santa Ana River once made an estuary along Mariner's Mile. The 1916 flood prompted efforts since to confine the river to its concrete bed on the border with Huntington Beach. A 1920 county bond issue enhanced the dredging of the bay to establish . . . — Map (db m81924) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk
In Celebration of the U.S.Geological Survey's Centennial 1879 - 1979 Dedicated July 4, 1979 by SAN JUAN BAUTISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE In Cooperation With Old Mission San Juan Bautista-Diocese of . . . — Map (db m15340) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Lake Arrowhead — Memorial to Pauliena LaFuze
"I never thought I would outlive the trees" A century old herself in 2005, and seeing many of her beloved trees bow to beetle and flame, Pauliena Lafuze had done just that. She has been a Lake Arrowhead Woman's Club member since the . . . — Map (db m30409) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Fireboats on the Bay
You are facing San Francisco's only waterfront firehouse, built in 1913 for the fireboats and their crews. Fireboats stand by, directly alongside the fire station wharf, always ready for action. All along the waterfront are special manifold pipes . . . — Map (db m92890) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotaling Building
Built in 1866 and occupied by A.P. Hotaling & Co., this building housed the largest liquor repository on the West Coast. It survived the 1906 earthquake and fire due to a mile long fire hose laid from Fisherman's Wharf over Telegraph Hill by the . . . — Map (db m40165) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Russian Navy Heroes
In memory of the selfless and courageous actions of the Russian Imperial Navy sailors while saving the lives of many city residents in suppressing the great fire in San Francisco on October 23, 1863. A close Russian translation on the . . . — Map (db m73087) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Splendid Survivor
In the cool, sweet pre-dawn silence of April 18, 1906, clocks marked 5:00 am. Empty streets picked up the clip-clop of the milkman's horse. At the wholesale market, as men unloaded produce wagons, horses suddenly reared up, snorting and neighing. . . . — Map (db m92847) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Bay Bridge
Begun in 1933 in the depths of the Depression, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge put hundreds of men to work on two six-hour shifts, morning and night, for three years and seven months, to finish two months ahead of schedule on November 12, . . . — Map (db m92904) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Unsung Heros
San Francisco’s firemen were the unsung heroes of 1906. Leaderless because Chief Dennis Sullivan had been fatally injured by the quake, with indomitable courage they battled for three days and nights the flames that were consuming the city. — Map (db m72079) HM
California (San Mateo County), Half Moon Bay — SMA 038 — "The Determination of One Man"
In October of 1906, Joseph Debenedetti constructed this two story mission revival commercial style building, which immediately became the center of commerce for Half Moon Bay and the surrounding area. Rising from the ashes of the devastating 1906 . . . — Map (db m10715) HM
California (San Mateo County), Milbrae — The San Andreas Fault
The San Andreas Fault is the largest earthquake fault in North America. It passes through this point and alongside the tip of the small peninsula straight ahead. In this area, during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the west side of the fault . . . — Map (db m17165) HM
California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park — A Rich and Colorful History
Pre-1800s: Ohlone Indians inhabit the coast Early 1800s: Spanish name Punta de las Balenas - Whale Point 1850s: Clipper ship Carrier Pigeon wrecks on the rocks that are thereafter called Pigeon Point 1860: Boom and . . . — Map (db m93355) HM
California (San Mateo County), Woodside — In Memoriam The Aircraft "Resolution"
The Australian company British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines DC-6B, VH-BPE, on a scheduled flight from Sydney to San Francisco with a final destination of Vancouver, Canada, crashed on Kings Mountain in San Mateo County during the morning hours of . . . — Map (db m70332) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point
In memory of the tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point 8 September 1923 USS Delphy USS S.P. Lee USS Young USS Woodbury USS Nichols USS Fuller USS Chauncey Dedicated 8 September 1983 by the American Legion . . . — Map (db m70358) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Alviso — The Steamboat Jenny Lind Disaster
Beginning in the 1840s, the dock at Alviso served as Santa Clara County’s access to the San Francisco Bay. From this port, passengers boarded steamboats loaded with goods and produce bound for San Francisco and points beyond. In the early days of . . . — Map (db m64389) HM
California (Shasta County), Burney — Fountain Fire Vista Point
This facility is dedicated to the men and women, who battled the 1992 Fountain Fire, and those who have worked and are working to restore this forest to a healthy and productive part of the local ecosystem. During the dangerous salvage . . . — Map (db m13741) HM
California (Shasta County), Shingletown — Devastated Area
[Two markers, side-by-side, describe the events that created the Devastated Area.] Marker 1: A Night to Remember May 19, 1915 You are standing in the aftermath of the volcanic destruction known as the Devastated Area. . . . — Map (db m58113) HM
California (Shasta County), Shingletown — Hot Rock
Following the May 1915 Lassen Peak eruptions, B.F. Loomis and other local residents discovered several massive hot rocks resting in the valley miles from the volcano. This hot rock is a piece of dacite lava that filled Lassen Peak’s crater. On May . . . — Map (db m58114) HM
California (Ventura County), Santa Paula — Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial
Minutes before midnight on the chilly evening of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam failed. The dam's 200-foot high concrete wall crumpled and collapsed, sending billions of gallons of raging flood waters down San Francisquito Canyon, about five . . . — Map (db m54568) HM
California (Yolo County), West Sacramento — Flood Control — West Sacramento River Walk
On January 15, 1850, the fledging City of Sacramento, consisting mostly of tents and simple wooden buildings, stood in 6 feet of water. Two weeks later, the community pledged $200,000 to levee construction. But before the levee system could be . . . — Map (db m15720) HM
California (Yolo County), Winters — Cradwick Building
Between 1889 and 1891, John Cradwick developed this large two-story block, possibly utilizing prior one story structures already present on the three-lot site. Born in England in 1829, John Cradwick settled in the Winters area in 1875 where he . . . — Map (db m40145) HM
California (Yuba County), Marysville — River Pumps
In 1895 pumps were installed at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers to protect the City of Marysville from the danger of flooding. These pumps with a capacity to pump 18,265 gallons per minute, helped to keep Marysville dry during the . . . — Map (db m17741) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Durango — Lime Creek Burn 1879
This man-caused forest fire burned 26,000 acres consuming approximately 150,000,000 board-feet of timber. Reforestation by direct seeding and planting of seedling trees was started in 1911 and continues today. The project was financed by federal . . . — Map (db m58966) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Fire!
Up In Flames Victor was founded in 1893 at the foot of Battle Mountain – a stone’s throw from where the richest gold mines in the Gold Camp were eventually located. Underground mining was very labor intensive so, like many gold rush . . . — Map (db m46798) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — L’Ambiance Plaza Worker’s Memorial
In Memory Of The Construction Workers Who Died at L’Ambiance Plaza April 23, 1987 Michael Addona • Augustus Allman • Glenn Canning • Mario Colello • Francesco D’Adonna • William Daddona • Donald Emanuel • Vincent Figliomeni • Herbert . . . — Map (db m91977) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 9 — Danbury Disasters — – The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
When the Kohanza Reservoir Dam gave way on the night of February 20, 1869, sixty acres of water, ice, lumber and debris roared down north Main Street. It took shops, homes, bridges and factories with it and several lives were lost. A combination . . . — Map (db m72857) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Trumbull — In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg
In Memory of Lt. Rodney L. Stokes of Liberty, Mississippi, and Sgt. Julius G. Skyberg of DeSmet, South Dakota Who Lost Their Lives While Fulfilling Their Duties When Their Airplane Crashed on This Spot on Sunday January 23, 1944. Placed Here by . . . — Map (db m77504) HM WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Collinsville — Collinsville, Town of Canton — Viewing 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 (Litchfield County), Bantam — Site of Methodist Church
On This Site Stood The Methodist Church Which Was Destroyed By The Tornado Of July 10, 1989 — Map (db m58645) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), Cornwall — This Tree
This tree is dedicated to the people and community spirit that helped Cornwall recover from the July 10, 1989 tornado. Town leaders at that time were: Richard Dakin     First Selectman Patsy Van Doren     Selectman Steve Hedden     . . . — Map (db m41830) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), Torrington — The Flood of August 19, 1955
"So numerous were the many acts of heroism, rescue of the sick and invalid, neighbors' concern for neighbors, that it would be impossible to chronicle them with slighting someone deserving of great credit." - Torrington Register, August 26, . . . — Map (db m54559) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Madison — Dianne Bullis Snyder Memorial
In memory for the life of Dianne Bullis Snyder, Flight Attendant American Airlines Flight 11, Sept 11, 2001-February 12, 1959-September 11, 2001.To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. — Map (db m66473) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — SC221 — The Blizzard of 1888
Known as the “Great White Hurricane,” the Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most devastating weather events in recorded history. Affecting coastal states from Virginia to Maine, this paralyzing storm resulted in widespread death and . . . — Map (db m19316) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory of the Victims of the U.S. Arsenal Explosion on June 17, 1864 Ellen Roche Julia McEwen Bridget Dunn W. E. Tippett Margaret Horan Johanna Connors Susan Harris Lizzie Brahler Margaret Yonson . . . — Map (db m80961) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), National Mall — Washington Monument — Earthquake of August 23, 2011
On August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. As the earth shook, the Washington Monument sustained significant damage to many of its marble and granite blocks. Although the monument remains . . . — Map (db m70930) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Famine-Genocide in Ukraine — Holodomor 1932-1933
In memory of the millions of innocent victims of a man-made famine in Ukraine engineered and implemented by Stalin's totalitarian regime Text in Ukrainian script ... — Map (db m90872) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Why Are These Stones Here? — [Washington National Cathedral]
The limestone pinnacles were damaged in the August 23, 2011, earthquake here. The ground shook for less than a minute but caused the 301-foot central tower of Washington National Cathedral to whip back and forth. Some of the 50-ton pinnacles . . . — Map (db m71202) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Why is the Washington Monument Temporarily Closed?
On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors throughout eastern North America. This seismic activity affected a number of Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Washington Monument. National Park Service . . . — Map (db m49459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Why is the Washington Monument Temporarily Closed?
On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors throughout eastern North America. This seismic activity affected a number of Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Washington Monument. National Park Service . . . — Map (db m49521) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Why is the Washington Monument Temporarily Closed?
On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors throughout eastern North America. This seismic activity affected a number of Washington, D.C. Landmarks, including the Washington Monument. National Park Service . . . — Map (db m53727) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Launch Complex 34 — Friday, 27 January 1967 — 1831 Hours
Dedicated to the living memory of the crew of the Apollo 1: U.S.A.F Lt. Colonel Virgin I. Grissom U.S.A.F. Lt. Colonel Edward H. White, II U.S.N. Lt. Commander Roger B. Chaffee They gave their lives in service to their county in . . . — Map (db m72912)
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-433 — Jacksonville's 1901 Fire — "The Great Fire"
On May 3, 1901 at 12:30 p.m., a fire began at the Cleaveland Fibre Factory, ten blocks northwest of this site. Chimney embers ignited sun-dried moss to be used as mattress stuffing. Fueled by wind and dry weather, the fire roared east destroying . . . — Map (db m58013) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — F-733 — Firefighter Vista S. Lowe
At this site on September 30, 1962, Firefighter Vista Spencer Lowe, age 23, died in the line of duty while responding to a house fire at 409 East Zarragossa Street. Upon arrival at the scene, Firefighter Lowe stepped from the rear tailboard of the . . . — Map (db m72249) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola Beach — Deadly Explosion — Fort Pickens
On the night of June 20, 1899, a fire broke out near a gunpowder magazine on the fort's northwest side. A bucket brigade fought the flames, but the blaze grew in intensity, forced the soldiers away from the cistern, and at 5:20 a.m. ignited 8,000 . . . — Map (db m80081) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola Beach — Hurricane Ivan — Fort Pickens
On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan roared across the Gulf of Mexico with 130-mile-per-hour winds and struck Santa Rosa Island and the national seashore's Fort Pickens head-on. A 14-foot storm surge washed across the island, destroyed piers and . . . — Map (db m80099) HM
Florida (Highlands County), Sebring — Dedicated to the Memory of Emil Billitz Sr.
Dedicated to the Memory of Emil Billitz Sr. and countless other C.C.C. enrollees who were injured, disabled or lost their lives in performance of their duty. We especially remember the 228 C.C.C. members who perished September 2, 1935 during a . . . — Map (db m72742) HM
Florida (Indian River County), Orchid — F-222 — Site of Survivors’ and Salvagers’ Camp — The 1715 Fleet
Late in July, 1715, a hurricane destroyed a fleet of eleven or possibly twelve homeward bound merchant ships carrying cargoes of gold and silver coinage and other valuable items from the American colonies to Spain. About 1500 men, women, and . . . — Map (db m14306) HM
Florida (Lake County), Groveland — F-354 — Villa City
On this site in 1885, George Thomas King, founder of Villa City, built an estate that was the showplace of the area. By 1895, the town had a post office, school, church, hotel, photographic studio, dispensary and 35 homes. The citrus based community . . . — Map (db m67024) HM
Florida (Marion County), Ocala — Brick City Fever — by artist Cliff Fink
On Thanksgiving Day, November 29th, 1883 fire broke out in Ocala. All of the buildings on the east side of today’s SE 1st Avenue from Silver Springs Boulevard to Fort King Street were destroyed. Five blocks of the business district were left in . . . — Map (db m72921) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Great Miami Hurricane of 1926
On September 18, 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane swept across South Florida with estimated winds of 131-155 mph. Before the era of satellites and computer models, warnings for tropical cyclones were often inadequate. A storm warning from . . . — Map (db m88533) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Naval Air Station Richmond — WWII L.T.A. Facility
At this site, on 15 September 1942, the United States Navy established a 2,000 acre (810 hectare) lighter-than-air facility. The Navy constructed 3 huge hangers, each 17 stories (175 feet/54 meters) high, 297 feet (110.5 meters) wide, and 1,088 feet . . . — Map (db m73415) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Biscayne House of Refuge
Near this site stood the Biscayne House of Refuge to save survivors of shipwrecks from the perils of the desolate shore. After every storm, the keeper and his family searched the beach for castaways to furnish them food, clothing, shelter, and a . . . — Map (db m75990) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Islamadora — The Florida Keys Memorial
The Florida Keys Memorial, known locally as the “Hurricane Monument,” was built to honor hundreds of American veterans and local civilians who perished in the “Great Hurricane” on Labor Day, September 2, 1935. Islamadora . . . — Map (db m3251) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Islamorada — Site of Camp Three
Established in 1934, during the Great Depression, Camp Three housed 250 bonus army veterans until September 2, 1935 when one of the worst hurricanes ever recorded destroyed everything there. The eye of the hurricane passed over nearby Craig Key with . . . — Map (db m83592) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Islamorada — Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1733
On Friday, July 13, 1733, the Spanish treasure fleet under the command of General Don Rodrigo de Torres Morales, sailed from Havana Harbor for Spain. The fleet of 21 ships was loaded with gold and silver from the mine at Cartagena, Peruvian . . . — Map (db m83550) HM
Florida (Orange County), Orlando — 1972 B-52 Crash
(side 1) At 11:20 a.m. on March 31, 1972, a 306th Bombardment Wing B-52D Stratofortress bomber stationed at nearby McCoy Air Force Base (now Orlando International Airport) crashed on this site. The plane, which was not carrying any weapons, . . . — Map (db m82976) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Jupiter — "Dive Into History" — (Ano - 1659)
These shipwrecked iron cannons and anchor were uncovered in July of 1987, just 2000 yards east of this spot in 10 feet of water off Jupiter Inlet. Archives and research link these maritime remains to the Spanish "Aviso" vessel named "San Miguel . . . — Map (db m83342) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Longboat Key — Corey's Landing and Farming Community
Byron Corey was one of the first homesteaders to be awarded land by the U.S. Government on Longboat Key. He was given 154 acres of land on Sarasota Bay in 1895. Until 1921, he had some of the finest tomatoes, guavas, limes and other produce for . . . — Map (db m79430) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Hotel Inlet Terrace — Bob Pacetti's Dream
This terra cotta wall is all that remains of what was to be a grandiose hotel and resort. It was started during the great land boom of the 1920's. The developer, Robert (Bob) Pacetti was a native of this area. His ancestors first came to this . . . — Map (db m52457) HM
Florida (Walton County), DeFuniak Springs — F-741 — Cosson Family Tragedy
In 1936, James Marvin Cosson Sr. moved his family to this location about one-half mile east of the Eglin Army Airfield to have more land to farm and to provide for his wife, Annie Bell Cosson, and their four children. During World War II, Eglin . . . — Map (db m73290) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Fort Oglethorpe — Mix-up in the Union Command — An unwise order created a perilous gap in the Union line
Shortly before 11:00 a.m. on September 20, Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, the Union commander, received an erroneous report that Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan's division was out of position, which would have created a gap in the Union battle line. In . . . — Map (db m65628) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — Trail of Tears Memorial
In 1838 federal soldiers forced the Cherokee to march from Georgia to the Indian Territory. That area would later be known as Oklahoma. Thousands died on the march, which began in the midst of a drought and continued into a harsh winter. This . . . — Map (db m76042) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Pooler — Base Air Depot No. 2 Station 582 USAAF — Warton, England
First marker: BAD 2 Warton, England, was established under the 8th Air Force Service Command, September 5, 1942. Its mission: the modification and repair of military aircraft. War planes coming from the United States would be adapted to . . . — Map (db m17126) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Shotgun Houses — 472 - 488 Auburn Avenue
These duplexes are typical of the houses where Atlanta's blue-collar laborers lived in the early 1900s. The Empire Textile Co. built them for its white mill workers, but they moved out after the 1906 Atlanta race riot, and blacks began renting . . . — Map (db m64774) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-175 — The Winecoff Fire
This is the site of the worst hotel fire in U.S. history. In the predawn hours of December 7, 1946, the Winecoff Hotel fire killed 119 people. The 15-story building still stands adjacent to this marker. At the time, this building had neither fire . . . — Map (db m59667) HM
Georgia (McIntosh County), Crescent — 095-12 — Baisden's Bluff Academy
Located a short distance East of here, near the River, Baisden`s Bluff Academy was the main educational institution in McIntosh County in the early years of the 19th century. A Boarding School, operating the year round, its roll held the names of . . . — Map (db m60298) HM
Georgia (Paulding County), New Hope — The Worst Aircraft Disaster in Georgia History — April 4, 1977
Side 1: On April 4, 1977 a DC-9 Southern Airways Flight 242 flying from Huntsville, AL to Atlanta encountered a dangerous thunderstorm over Rome, GA. The hail and rain the aircraft endured was so severe that both engines flamed out and . . . — Map (db m62977) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — In Loving Remembrance
In loving remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Flood November 6, 1977 Karen Anderson Joseph Anderson Rebecca Anderson Gerald Brittin William L. Ehrensberger Peggy Ann Ehrensberger Robert Ehrensberger Kristen . . . — Map (db m63462) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — Kelly Barnes Dam Break Monument
Toccoa Falls College presents this memorial marker to the Toccoa-Stephens County Community, and to our friends everywhere, in order to demonstrate our eternal gratitude. We most gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the people . . . — Map (db m63332) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — Kelly Dam Disaster
On the morning of Nov. 6, 1977, the dam holding back the lake above the falls broke. The forty acres of water surged down over the falls, through the park, down the valley through the campus, leaving in its wake 39 dead and 60 injured. All of the . . . — Map (db m63465) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — The Tents — Life After the Fire
Following the Haddock Inn fire, the battle for the school's survival began. The immediate need was housing. God provided the perfect answer by bringing to Dr. Forrest's mind the idea of using tents. He contacted a tent company in Atlanta, Georgia, . . . — Map (db m64344) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — First Building
First building constructed after the Great Fire of 1895 which destroyed the entire west square business district. — Map (db m93768) HM
Georgia (Wilkes County), Washington — Great Fire of 1837
The Great Fire of 1837 began in the Vickers House at this site. The fire destroyed much of the downtown area located on the south and east sides of the public square. — Map (db m93846) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Laupahoehoe — Laupahoehoe Point
The Laupahoehoe we see now is very different from the Laupahoehoe of old. Laupahoehoe Point was a peaceful, Hawaian fishing village, untouched by missionaries and plantation life; the valley and the sea provided bountiful life. In the late 1800's . . . — Map (db m94338) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — This Sacred Site — World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
This memorial honors the fallen crew of USS Arizona and all those who died in the attack on December 7, 1941. The remains of over 900 Arizona crewman rest beneath you within the sunken battleship. Just ahead is an open area where you . . . — Map (db m73230) HM WM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — Hope & East Hope — Meet Traders and Merchants in Their Railroad and Timber Communities
Henrietta Tugboat for Hope Lumber Original Thornton School Spring Creek ca 1909 1894 Flood Changed Landscape Destroyed buildings along the tracks Floodwaters at level of present highway . . . — Map (db m73480) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), North Fork — In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath
In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath, Indianola Helitack Crew members, lost in the Cramer Fire near here on July 22, 2003. This will be a lasting place of remembrance and gratitude for their lives and service, a place for . . . — Map (db m59865) HM
Idaho (Madison), Rexburg — The Teton Dam Flood Marker
The collapse of the Teton River Dam on June 5, 1976 unloosed a savage flood which caused $500,000,000 in damage, took eleven lives, and made thousands homeless in Wilford, Sugar City, Rexburg, Salem, Hibbard, Firth, Blackfoot, and Roberts. But . . . — Map (db m84341) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — A Changing Landscape
“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Benjamin Disraeli At the beginning of the 20th century, majestic western white pine, western larch and western red cedar, some over 400 years old, along with Douglas-fir and . . . — Map (db m45563) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — Man’s Mark on the Land
If you stood on this spot with a railroad surveyor in 1906, you would have gazed across a lush patchwork forest of large trees. The super hot 1910 fires burned the valley below and for years afterward the area presented travelers with a bleak view . . . — Map (db m45567) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — The 1910 Fires
One of the largest forest fires in the history of the United States ...swept over Idaho and Montana on August 20 and 21, 1910, including the area where you now stand. The fire burned three million acres, destroyed eight billion . . . — Map (db m45615) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — The Big Blowup
The forest fires of August, 1910, burned millions of acres in Idaho, Montana and Washington. On the night of August 20, engineer Johnnie Mackedon, returning from a trip to St. Paul Pass, found the Falcon siding on fire. Over one hundred terrified . . . — Map (db m45617) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — World Class Workers
Who’s Been Working On The Railroad? If you stood here sometime between 1907 and 1911, you would have heard a multitude of languages. The hundreds of people employed during the construction of the Milwaukee Road included; . . . — Map (db m45637) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Avery — You want to be a Ranger?
Do you have the right stuff to be a FOREST RANGER?! Forest Service District Rangers today are resource professionals. She/he could be a forester, fish or wildlife biologist, hydrologist, botanist, landscape architect or other . . . — Map (db m45643) HM
Idaho (Shoshone County), Mullan — 373 — Willow Creek Slide
A spectacular avalanche, Feb. 10, 1903, swept away part of a trestle—300 feet high—that let Northern Pacific Railway trains descend from this pass since 1890. An engine that plunged 80 feet was buried in 30 feet of snow; a passenger . . . — Map (db m91447) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Meeting of the Rivers
Long known to the Indian who used the two great rivers as his highways for trade and war, this junction of the Ohio and the Mississippi was first sighted by Europeans when Marquette and Joliet glided past in 1673. Ten years later La Salle explored . . . — Map (db m19390) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster
This is the site of the Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster which on December 24, 1932, took the lives of all 54 miners entering the mine that day. The Moweaqua Coal Mine was Shelby County's largest. An unprecedented drop in barometric pressure allowed . . . — Map (db m55619) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial
Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886 With mining operations beginning in 1891 The method of mining was room and pillar At a depth of 620 feet Haulage was by mule and motor On Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mine Claimed the . . . — Map (db m55635) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catholic Cemetery — Hidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
Chicago's early Catholic Cemetery ran from North Av. south to Schiller St., and Dearborn St. to the lake, now Astor St. Established in 1845, it existed until the 1871 Chicago Fire charred the grounds. Like the City Cemetery to the north, not all . . . — Map (db m10665) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Couch Tomb — Hidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now
This stone vault is the oldest structure standing within the Chicago Fire zone. It was erected in 1858 for Ira Couch, a wealthy hotelier who died at age 50 while wintering in Cuba. Though some theories exist, there is no official answer as to why . . . — Map (db m10664) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Firefighters Memorial

In Memory of Members of the Volunteer Fire Department —————————— Firemens Benevolent Association Organized 1847 Chartered 1852 . . . — Map (db m94343) HM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 3 — Old Town and The Great Fire (#3)
On October 7, 1871, the Great Fire of Chicago started on the south side of the city and continued north. As the fire approached Old Town, the bells of St. Michael’s Church began to toll. The walls of church survived, but the interior was destroyed. . . . — Map (db m47605) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Regeneration
The Great Chicago Fire in October eighteen hundred and seventy-one devastated the city. From its ashes the people of Chicago caused a new and greater city to rise imbued with that indomitable spirit and energy by which they have ever been guided. . . . — Map (db m79609) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The 1992 River West Gas Fires
At 4 P.M. on January 17, 1992, a series of explosions and fires ravaged the River West community. The fires were in an area bounded by the Chicago River, the Kennedy Expressway, and Kinzie and Division Streets. The devastation was caused by . . . — Map (db m61460) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Water Tower & Great Chicago Fire — Near North Area Map
The Chicago Water Tower was erected in 1869 and housed a 138-foot-high standpipe, three feet in diameter, which equalized pressure and controlled the water flowing through the mains throughout the City. Fortunately, the tower was solidly constructed . . . — Map (db m81430) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Lincoln-Era Fire Companies
Lincoln's Springfield was vulnerable to fire, Crowded wood-frame buildings, open flames in stoves, fireplaces, candles, and primitive gas lighting ineffective alarms, muddy streets, and inadequate water supplies---all combined to make . . . — Map (db m57167) HM
Illinois (White County), Grayville — "Empire Corner"
The first trading post was established here in 1830 by James Gray and Robert Walden. A post office was opened here in 1836. Later, a two-story frame building was erected here by the Empire Milling Company and this corner was known as 'Empire . . . — Map (db m61809) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — First Americans
The confluence area of the Three Rivers was known to the native people since as early as the end of the last Ice Age, more than 10,000 years ago. As the glaciers melted and receded, they paused here creating a high point in the topography of the . . . — Map (db m17064) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Flood Retention Walls
The concrete retention walls at the north end of the plaza will help downtown Fort Wayne withstand future flooding when the rivers rise. They were constructed where sandbaggers and volunteers worked during the flood of 1982 to build a dike to . . . — Map (db m17061) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — The Floods
Most often the rivers here brought prosperity. They are the reason humanbeings settled here; established a land portage to connect with the Wabash River system; and attracted the canal followed by rails, highways, industry, and homes. They brought . . . — Map (db m17030) HM
Indiana (Pike County), Petersburg — June 2, 1990 Tornado Memorial
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Indiana (Pulaski County), Winamac — Indiana's Fire Towers
This fire tower was part of a network of towers that once protected Indiana. In 1930, Indiana began constructing a series of fire towers with the goal of having no visibility gap. By 1952, Indiana had 33 towers, most of them in the southern . . . — Map (db m71666) HM
Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Ohio River Levee
Side 1 U.S. Congress passed flood control acts 1936-1938 after disastrous floods, including one on Ohio River when water crested at 53.7 feet in Evansville January 31, 1937. This project authorized August 1937; U.S. Army Corps of . . . — Map (db m88987) HM
Indiana (Wells County), Bluffton — Pickett's Run
Neither Pickett's Run nor any other stream appears in the Original Plat Map of Bluffton of 1839. The only known map of early Bluffton depicting a stream, reproduced here, was printed in the 1876 ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE STATE OF . . . — Map (db m63936) HM
Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — Memorial Building — Lewis, Iowa — Remodeled 1993

In 1948 fire destroyed this area. Thru public funding, and labor, in 1949, this Memorial Building, arose.

[Engraved stone reads] Lewis, Iowa First 1855 Home, Cass County, Court House — Map (db m93820) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Buddy Holly • Ritchie Valens • J. P. Richardson — In Memory Of Rock 'N Roll Legends — Their Music Lives On

The above legends played their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 2, 1959. Their earthly life tragically ended in a plane crash 5.2 miles northwest of the Mason City Airport. February 3, . . . — Map (db m89468) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Iowa and the Battle of Pleasant Hill

The Battle of Pleasant Hill

The Battle of Pleasant Hill can be considered as day two of the Battle of Mansfield, or Sabine Cross Roads. Due to the single, narrow road available for advance the Union Army, consisting of infantry, cavalry . . . — Map (db m89504) HM

Iowa (Dickinson County), Arnolds Park — Massacre Monument — Gardner Cabin
(Side One:) The pioneer settlers named below were massacred by Sioux Indians March 8 to 13 1857. This barbarous work was commenced near this spot and continued to Springfield now Jackson Minn. 39 names listed below

(Side two) . . . — Map (db m82847) HM

Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Colonel Irvine
Confederate Col. Irvine invited himself to supper at the Wakefield's, sparing the house from burning. — Map (db m57480) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Kate Burnett
Kate Burnett saved $25,000 in land warrants by hiding them in tall grass behind Land Office. — Map (db m57463) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Sad Saga of Vegetarian Creek — .7M South Turn Left
In Mid-March, 1856, the first emigrants of the Vegetarian Settlement Company set out for the Neosho River Valley in Kansas Territory. Henry S. Clubb promoted Kans. Terr. as a permanent home for believers in Vegetarianism, hydropahty, and . . . — Map (db m57499) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Humboldt — Sophia Fussman
During burning of Humboldt, Sophia Fussman saved valuables on a feather bed thrown down her well. — Map (db m57470) HM
Kansas (Allen County), Iola — South Washington Street Businesses

[Top photo caption reads] This view is looking north on Washington Avenue from Madison Avenue. These buildings are made of stone and wood, as many buildings were prior to the many brick plants of Iola. Notice the wood plank sidewalks. This . . . — Map (db m83648) HM

Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Frank R. Firth
Born in Leicester, Mass. May 25, 1847 Died June 19, 1872 from the effect of a railway accident. Faithful unto death Wisdom is the gray hair unto men and an unspotted life is old age. Erected by the men in the service of the . . . — Map (db m77749) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — The First National Bank
The Merchants' and Drovers' Bank was the first bank in Medicine Lodge, established in October, 1880, by H.M. Hickman from Wellington. It closed on January 10, 1882. Two days later the Medicine Valley Bank was formed with Wylie Payne, President; . . . — Map (db m65130) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Flood Level — October 3rd 1986 — Key Industries, Inc.

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Kansas (Bourbon County), Marmaton — Site of Marmaton Massacre — Oct. 22, 1864

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Kansas (Butler County), Andover — 1991 Tornado Victims
Dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the tornado of April 26, 1991, and those who volunteered their services in the reconstruction effort ————————— Gladys . . . — Map (db m79200) HM
Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 6 — Baxter Springs Massacre — Civil War Tour

On Oct. 6, 1863, Gen. James Blunt and about 125 men from the 3rd Wisc. Cav. and the 14th Kans. Cav. stopped at the creek before coming into Ft. Blair. They were caught in a surprise attack from the rebel forces of William Quantrill. Nearly 100 . . . — Map (db m80214) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — Baxter Springs Massacre

Dedicated in memory of General James G. Blunt and his escort who defenseless, fell victims to the inhuman ferocity of guerrillas, led by the infamous Quantrell in his raid upon Baxter Springs October 6th 1863, in which 135 Union soldiers were . . . — Map (db m80348) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — Baxter Springs Massacre 1863

The blood that flowed in Kansas before and during the Civil War nourished the twin trees of Liberty and Union. — Map (db m80216) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 1 — Quantrill's Raiders Ford Spring River — Civil War Tour

On Oct. 6, 1863, William Quantrill and 300 guerilla rebel troops forded Spring River nearby, to attack Ft. Blair — Map (db m80221) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 3 — Quantrill's Raiders Kill Johnny Fry — Civil War Tour

Near this site, Quantrill's men attacked and killed several men from the fort engaged in target practice. Among them were Johnny Fry, an Army scout who had earlier won fame as the first Pony Express rider, and Lt. Ralph Cook, officer in charge . . . — Map (db m80331) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — 2 — Quantrill's Raiders Prepare to Attack Fort Blair — Civil War Tour

Near this point, Quantrill's men split into 3 groups to approach Ft. Blair from the south, east, and north. — Map (db m80222) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Baxter Springs — Wiggins House

In 1870, the city marshal, H. C. Seaman, was called to the Wiggins House, a hotel/saloon located on this corner. The marshal intervened in an alteration between Mr. Wiggins who was the proprietor, a saloon girl, and a Texas cowboy. Nine shots . . . — Map (db m80346) HM

Kansas (Cherokee County), Treece — Treece, Kansas Historical Marker — Dedicated to the Former Residents

The City of Treece, located ½ mile west of Hwy. 69 was founded on February 26, 1918 as a result of mining operations in the early 20th century. During prime mining industry production; Treece, neighboring Picher, Oklahoma and several other . . . — Map (db m82092) HM

Kansas (Clay County), Morganville — Swedesburg Swedish Evangelical First Lutheran Church Cemetery

[Images of church history] — Map (db m81401) HM

Kansas (Coffey County), LeRoy — Opothleyahola

Born in the tribal town, Tuckabatchee, Alabama, in the late 1700s, Upper Creek Leader Opothleyahola demonstrated leadership as a youth, was later cited by three Presidents for his enduring struggle to win freedom for his people. Forced from . . . — Map (db m80037) HM

Kansas (Dickinson County), Chapman — St. Patrick's Mission Church — 1864 - 2008

Established by Fr. Dumortier, frontier missionary First Mass December, 1864 Catholic mission for Irish Settlers and Native Americans Used as a school and community meeting place Destroyed by tornado on June 11, 2008 . . . — Map (db m90507) HM

Kansas (Douglas County), Lawrence — Kansas River Flood Levels
Water Line July 13 '51 Water Line June 5 '35 — Map (db m77155) HM
Kansas (Douglas County), Lawrence — South Park — Established 1854
Historic South Park was the first park of Lawrence and part of the original townsite that was founded in 1854. The park was originally used as a public area to grow crops and graze livestock for the City's residents. It is the most historic park . . . — Map (db m76603) HM
Kansas (Franklin County), Ottawa — 1951 Marais des Cygnes Flood High-Water Line
Marais des Cygnes River Flood Crest of July 11-12, 1951 High-Water Line Surveyed by the U.S. Geologic Survey — Map (db m67732) HM
Kansas (Franklin County), Ottawa — Marais de Cygnes River — Historic Ottawa Tour Stop 2
"The Marsh of the Swans" is the meaning of the river's French name. In 1828, Baptist missionary Isaac McCoy brought a group of Indians on a journey to examine this area as a possible relocation site for eastern and Great Lakes tribes. McCoy . . . — Map (db m67727) HM
Kansas (Harper County), Anthony — September 11, 2001 Memorial
The day dawned clear and bright. But September 11, 2001 quickly became one of the darkest days in America's history. As the people of Anthony, Kansas went about their morning business, 19 men steeped in hatred and anger, carried out the evil . . . — Map (db m62856) HM WM
Kansas (Johnson County), Stilwell — Quantrill's Raids and the Military Road — 1862
In Spring, 1862, William Clarke Quantrill, confederate guerrilla, led raids in and about Aubry, taking an uncounted toll of lives and property. Union troops seeking the raiders camped often along the military road (now Metcalf) from Fort . . . — Map (db m64012) HM
Kansas (Kingman County), Kingman — Land of the Buffalo
Before this became a great agricultural country its most important product was the buffalo. Millions of these animals grazed over the prairies, moving in great herds that stretched from horizon to horizon. They were life itself to the Plains . . . — Map (db m62657) HM
Kansas (Kingman County), Norwich — City of Norwich Fire Bell
This bell was purchased from the C and S Bell Co. by the City of Norwich in 1912 for use as a firebell. It was used until it was replaced by an electric siren in 1939. This monument was erected in 1985 by the Norwich Jaycees in honor of Norwichs . . . — Map (db m62699) HM
Kansas (Kiowa County), Greensburg — 2007 Greensburg EF5 Tornado
Memorialized are the names of Our Friends, Neighbors, and Relatives That perished in the Tornado of May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas In Loving Memory Claude Hopkins, 79 • Larry Hoskins, 51 Evelyn Kelly, 75 • David Lyon, 48 . . . — Map (db m65232) HM
Kansas (Kiowa County), Greensburg — Ball from Big Well of Greensburg
[Destroyed in the] F5 Tornado 2007 — Map (db m65256) HM
Kansas (Kiowa County), Greensburg — S. D. Robinett Building — 1915
. . . — Map (db m65262) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Lieutenant John L. Grattan — In memory of

Who was killed in an engagement with the Sioux Indians near Fort Laramie. N. T., August 18, 1854. — Map (db m93430) HM

Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — [Potawatomi] Trail of Death — Indiana to Kansas
Sept. 4 - Nov. 5, 1838 61 Day March 618 Miles (Map showing path) — Map (db m70608) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — [Potawatomi] Trail of Death
The removal of the Potawatomi Indians from northern Indiana to Kansas took place Sept. - Nov. 1838. Nearly 900 Indians were rounded up by soldiers and marched at gun point for 61 days. So many died on the way and were buried by the roadside that . . . — Map (db m70609) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' — (Indiana to Kansas, September 4 - November 4, 1838)
Rev. Benjamin Marie Petit, of the City of Rennes, France, arrived as the Catholic missionary to the Potawatomi Indians in northern Indiana in November 1837. By June 1838, he had learned much of their difficult language and their culture, and had . . . — Map (db m70652) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Father Petit and the Trail of Death
Father Benjamin Marie Petit, a missionary to the Potawatomi in northern Indiana, accompanied them on the forced removal in 1838. He ministered to their needs, both spiritual and physical. He baptized the dying children, "whose first step was . . . — Map (db m70635) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Potawatomi "Trail of Death" march & death of Fr. Petit
[Map] Designates 1838 'Trail of Death' route from Indiana to present day Osawatomie, Kans. In September 1838 over 850 Potawatomi Indian people were rounded up and marched at gunpoint from their Indiana homeland. Many walked the 600-mile . . . — Map (db m70654) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Centerville — Potawatomi Burial Ground — Memorial
. . . — Map (db m70655) HM
Kansas (Marshall County), Frankfort — Memory of Battleship Maine — 2-15-1898
In remembrance of the officers and men who lost their lives in the destruction of the USS Maine at Havana Cuba harbor, February Fifteenth, MDCCCXCVIII — Map (db m79146) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), Lindsborg — 9/11 Memorial
To The Heroes of 9/11 May we students in life have such courage to be leaders for peace Sharon Reed Class of 1893 — Map (db m57000) WM
Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — 50 — John Brown Country
Osawatomie - the name derives from a combination of Osage and Pottawatomie - was settled in 1854 by Free-State families from the Ohio Valley and New England. John Brown, soon to become famous for his militant abolitionism, joined five of his . . . — Map (db m69325) HM
Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — The Potawatomi Trail of Death — Indiana to Kansas — September 3, 1838 to November 4, 1838
[Map Showing Trail of Death] — Map (db m69323) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — Charles Brown — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892 — Map (db m60826) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — Charles T. Connelly — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892 — Map (db m60830) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — Dalton Gang and Defenders Graves
On October 5, 1892, the five-member Dalton Gang rode into Coffeyville planning to rob the two banks. George Cubine and Charles Brown, two of Coffeyville's citizens killed while defending their town against the notorious gang, are buried here in . . . — Map (db m60835) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — George B. Cubine — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892 — Map (db m60823) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — Lucius M. Baldwin — In Memory Of
Who gave his life at this spot Dalton Raid October 5, 1892 — Map (db m60812) HM
Kansas (Nemaha County), Corning — Asa Clark — In Honor Of
Born: February 15, 1873 Died: Janaury 9, 1934 Asa gave his life and service to the City of Corning while fulfilling his duties as night marshall — Map (db m63831) HM
Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Heroic Efforts of B-26 Aircrew
. . . — Map (db m65083) HM WM
Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field
Sgt. Allen, Warren G. South Gate, Calif. Lt. Barnett, Irwin L. Chicago, Il. PFC Baumgartner, Carl D. Berne, In. Major Boren, William T. Jackson, Miss. Sgt. Calhoun, Benjamin P. Palatka, Fl. Lt. Cannon Jr., Earl F. . . . — Map (db m65071) WM
Kansas (Reno County), Hutchinson — Hutchinson Gas Crisis
Gas escaping under pressure from storage facilities 4 miles away traveled underground and emerged through the open well inside the building. The gas ignited, producing a large explosion and initiating the Hutchinson Gas Crisis on January 17, . . . — Map (db m63473) HM
Kansas (Republic County), Belleville — The Great Depression & The WPA — Belleville — Belleville Main Street Walking Tour

After the stock market crash of 1929, millions of Americans lost their jobs and those still working saw their wages reduced. Drought and dust storms in the Great Plains left many farm families in despair. Congress quickly drafted new . . . — Map (db m79902) HM

Kansas (Saline County), Salina — Robert J. Paulette, P. E. — 1886 - 1941 — City Engineer of Salina, 1925 - 1931

In appreciation of Robert J. Paulette, P. E. —————————— His vision and foresight paved the way for a better and safer Salina. His outstanding contribution was the idea . . . — Map (db m92224) HM

Kansas (Scott County), Scott State Park — Pueblo Floor Plan
Stone from the surrounding hills was used to build El Cuartelejo pueblo. The walls were plastered inside and out with adobe and the roof was made of willow poles or brush covered with mud. When first excavated in [sic] abundant charcoal, burned . . . — Map (db m65953) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Engine House #6 — Kansas Firefighters Museum — Wichita Fire Department
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Kansas Preservation Alliance Award for Excellence The benches on the Memorial Plaza have been placed here . . . — Map (db m56429) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Memorial '70 — To Those Who Died in Colorado October 2, 1970
Marvin G. Brown, Jr. • Donald E. Christian • John W. Duren • Martin E. Harrison • Ronald G. Johnson • Randall B. Kiesau • Malory W. Kimmel • Carl R. Krueger • Stephan A. Moore • Thomas B. Owen, Jr. • Eugene Robinson • Thomas T. Shedden • Richard . . . — Map (db m56277) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Remember Pearl Harbor — A Day That Will Live In Infamy — Dec. 7, 1941
Casualties United States Army - 218 Killed • 364 Wounded Navy - 2008 Killed • 710 Wounded Marine - 109 Killed • 69 Wounded Civilian - 68 Killed • 36 Wounded Lest We Forget — Map (db m56621) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Liberal — War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those who offered their lives in the service of our country ———————— In memory of David Rathkey Maidenhead, Berkshire, England; Stephen Driscoll . . . — Map (db m65687) WM
Kansas (Shawnee County), Topeka — Topeka Tornado Victims — In Memory
This memorial is given as a tribute for those who worked unselfishly in restoring our city to normalcy, and as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the tornado of June 8, 1966. Lisle Grauer • Mary Beasley Craig Beymer • . . . — Map (db m47334) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 1690 — Grace Episcopal Church
Side 1 Organized in 1831 by local laymen with aid of George P. Giddinge, Md. missionary, who became first rector, and Benjamin B. Smith, later first Bishop of Ky. and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. First church was built ca. . . . — Map (db m88903) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Oak Grove — Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
"But the child's sob in the silence curses deeper than the strong man in his wrath" –Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Cry of the Children ----------------------------- Dedicated to the victims of the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City . . . — Map (db m89087) HM
Kentucky (Clark County), Winchester — 1399 — East Broadway Cemetery
In 1833 town trustees bought about an acre for $45 for public burial ground. First cholera epidemic in U.S. reached here. Seventy-five victims were buried here in 1833. John Ward, town trustee and a leader in forming cemetery, and his wife were both . . . — Map (db m67786) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — 688 — New Madrid Earthquake
The greatest earthquake recorded in North America centered in this area Dec. 16, 1811 to Feb. 7, 1812. 1,874 quakes felt at Louisville, 250 miles away. Tremors also felt at Boston, Detroit, New Orleans. Reelfoot Lake, covering 25,000 acres, formed . . . — Map (db m18409) HM
Kentucky (Hickman County), Columbus — 1398 — Columbus
First entire town in Kentucky to be moved from one site to another. In 1927, after the most severe flood in its history, Columbus was moved from the banks of the river to this bluff, 200 feet above, by the American Red Cross at a cost of $100,000. . . . — Map (db m18466) HM
Kentucky (Hickman County), Columbus — Earthquakes Along the Mississippi
Why are there quakes along the Mississippi River? Geologists have many theories but do not know why quakes occur around New Madrid, Missouri. They do agree that the geology of the Mississippi valley is unique because of Reelfoot rift and the . . . — Map (db m37170) HM
Kentucky (Hickman County), Columbus — The History of Columbus, Kentucky
Settlement and Early Growth The French explorers Marquette and Joliet first explored the area around Columbus in 1673. The French gave Columbus the name "Iron Banks," believing the color of the banks indicated the presence of iron. In 1783, the . . . — Map (db m37014) HM
Kentucky (Hopkins County), Hanson — 1948 — Hanson
This town, named for Henry B. Hanson, the civil engineer who planned it, was founded in 1869 and incorporated in 1873. Hanson became bustling tobacco center. "Hanson Twist" tobacco was shipped throughout the U.S. Four costly fires in 1889, 1894, . . . — Map (db m88955) HM
Kentucky (Leslie County), Hyden — Finley Mine Disaster Memorial
In memory of Leslie County miners killed in Finley Coal Company mine disaster December 30, 1970 at Hyden, Kentucky This memorial donated by Justice and Lakes Monument Company McKee, Kentucky Lonnie Collins • Holt Couch • Howard Couch . . . — Map (db m84412) HM
Kentucky (Leslie County), Hyden — 2359 — Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster
On December 30, 1970 an explosion caused by coal dust that was ignited by explosives occurred in mine shafts 15 and 16. The blast resulted in the deaths of 38 men. A lone survivor was blown out of the mine. The disaster occurred exactly one year . . . — Map (db m87772) HM
Kentucky (Leslie County), Hyden — Hurricane Creek Miner Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the 38 men who died here in the explosions in mine Shafts 15 and 16, on December 30, 1970 Miners who gave so much that future generations may benefit with a better life They sacrificed for their . . . — Map (db m87795) HM
Kentucky (Lincoln County), McKinney — 2369 — Crash of the B-58 "Hustler"
Front At the height of the Cold War, on the night of Dec. 12, 1966, the residents of McKinney were startled by the sound of an explosion. Many locals converged on this hill to find a large fiery crater, and the wreckage of an Air Force . . . — Map (db m83448) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — Paducah 1937 Flood
While the river has usually been Paducah's best friend, flood waters turned it into the community's enemy in 1884, 1913, and again 1937. The area's most devastating event of the twentieth century was the flood of 1937 when 90% of Paducah was covered . . . — Map (db m49518) HM
Kentucky (Simpson County), Franklin — Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
"But the child's sob in the silence curses deeper than the strong man in his wrath" –Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Cry of the Children ----------------------------- Dedicated to the victims of the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City . . . — Map (db m83291) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — USCGC White Alder — Louisiana Memorial Plaza — USS KIDD Veterans Memorial and Museum
Panel 1: USCGC WHITE ALDER/WLM-541 7 December 1968 In memory and honor of those shipmates who loyally served the United States Coast Guard on board the CGC WHITE ALDER. They gave the ultimate sacrifice. On December 7, . . . — Map (db m86508) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — The Great Fire — Circa 1899
About 6:00 PM, October 10, 1899, fire started in a warehouse just east of here. Within minutes, the surrounding buildings were ablaze. The entire square, from Julia to Iberia Streets and from Main to St. Peter Streets burned before midnight. Only . . . — Map (db m87040) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Avondale — Avondale~Waggaman
Named for George Augustus Waggaman, prominent politician, planter and War of 1812 veteran. His plantation, Avondale, was built north of here in 1839. Home consumed by Miss. River in early 1900s. — Map (db m81061) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Grand Isle — Cheniere Caminada Cemetery
Settled by indians,"Isle of the Chitamichas" was later owned by Francisco Caminada. Known as "Chico Isle", as "Chita", as Caminadaville. It was home to pirates, fishermen and farmers. On Oct. 1,1893, a fast moving, late season hurricane from the . . . — Map (db m62038) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Marrero — Poblacion de Barataria — (Barataria Settlement)
To guard New Orleans, Spain in 1779 settled 56 families from the Canary Islands on lands starting at Crown Point. Flooding by the Mississippi River forced most of the settlers to relocate in 1782. Efforts to resettle failed and finally ceased in . . . — Map (db m81095) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Cut Off — Cote Blanche
After the hurricane of Cheniere Caminada in 1893, a group of refugees settled in this area. Because many of them painted their homes white, the settlement became known as "La Cote Blanche," a village of white houses. On this site in 1899, the . . . — Map (db m85055) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Cut Off — Curole House
In 1893, Nicholas Curole built this house at Cheniere Caminada. On Oct. 1, 1893, a hurricane destroyed that community and heavily damaged this house. In 1894 the house was relocated and reconstructed on this site at Cote Blanche as a symbol of the . . . — Map (db m85053) HM

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