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Women Historical Markers

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By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
Women's Veterans Memorial at Memorial Walk.
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Women's Veterans MemorialAlabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Dedicated to all women veterans who have served, sacrificed and suffered for our nation. Your patriotism and courage are greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. [Seals of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps & . . . — Map (db m100943) WM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster
The Selma-Montgomery March "Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965 Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement Before and Beyond the Bridge Didn't Let Nothing Turn Them Around! Presented by The Evelyn Gibson Lowery . . . — Map (db m111691) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Viola Liuzzo
In memory of our sister Viola Liuzzo who gave her life in the struggle for the right to vote... March 25, 1965 Presented by SCLC/WOMEN Evelyn G. Lowery, National Convener - 1991 - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Joseph E. . . . — Map (db m85461) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 10 — Christian Benevolent Funeral Home
Mrs. Pearl Johnson Madison was one of the early African-American women to own a funeral home in the state of Alabama in 1928. The funeral home and burial association served the African-American community when white mortuaries would not. Today, the . . . — Map (db m111310) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Louise ParksShe sat down - So we can stand up — February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005
Mother of the modern day civil rights movement — Map (db m91278) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — The Jackson-Community House/The Montgomery City Federation of Women’s Clubs
(side 1) The Jackson-Community House In 1853, Jefferson Franklin Jackson, a native Alabamian and U.S. Attorney for the Alabama Middle District, built this two-story clapboard home originally with a dogtrot pattern. A Whig Party . . . — Map (db m71236) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — Janice Hawkins Park"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband."Proverbs 12:4
Janice Hawkins Park was named in honor of the First Lady of Troy University, a devoted wife and loving mother, whose work benefited Troy in the fine arts, service to students, internationalization of the University, and support of military veterans. . . . — Map (db m111581) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Autherine Lucy Foster
First African American to enroll at the University of Alabama following successful litigation under the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. She began classes on February 3, 1956; however, after three days of tumultuous demonstrations, . . . — Map (db m108342) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — 20 Creek StreetCirca 1920
Beatrice Greene; the last working woman For half a century, this house, like so many on the Creek, was part of Ketchikan’s notorious red light district where both fish and men came upstream to spawn… the fish once, many of the men . . . — Map (db m112041) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Dolly's HouseCirca 1905
Dolly Arthur… one of the Creek’s longest “working” residents This house was the home of Dolly Arthur, Ketchikan’s most famous “sporting woman.” From 1919 through the 1940s, it was also her place of business. . . . — Map (db m112038) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — The Willcox Women's Community Center
Was constructed by P. Howard Pregenzer and crew In Memory of P. Howard Pregenzer 1894-1980 Resident of Willcox, Arizona 1927-1980 Construction began in 1934 and completed in 1936 Construction sponsored by the City of Willcox, . . . — Map (db m28415) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — Glendale Woman's Club ClubhouseBuilt 1913
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed July 7, 1989 In 1901, a small group of pioneer women organized the Self Culture Club of Glendale with the . . . — Map (db m30478) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP 1942 — 1944 “We live in the wind and sand … and our eyes are on the stars!” The . . . — Map (db m102898) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Mesa Woman's Club House
On March 9, 1917, fifty-three women, inspired by Margaret Wheeler Ross, past president, 1914-1916, of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Arizona, chartered the "Woman's Club of Mesa". Since 1901, Federated Women's Clubs, an international . . . — Map (db m27554) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Peoria — GFWC Peoria Woman's Club
In 1919, this building was constructed as a meeting place for the General Federation of Women's Clubs – Peoria Woman's Club. Originally located at the northwest corner of 83rd Avenue and Washington Street, the Clubhouse was restored and . . . — Map (db m30401) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 344 — Arizona's Pioneer Women
Before 1875 hundreds of heroic women came to Arizona from the East and South. From this group came Arizona's first schoolteachers and the publisher of the first newspaper. In 1876 a group of pioneer women and their families came from the north, . . . — Map (db m27385) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Casa Grande — Women's Club of Casa Grande
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m33694) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Florence Woman's Club
The Florence Woman's Club was organized in 1897. In 1929, architects Lescher & Mahoney designed this Spanish Colonial Revival Style clubhouse. The original light fixtures are suspended from the ceiling, and an ornate Spanish-style fireplace is . . . — Map (db m26746) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Sacaton — Honoring Native American Women Veterans
Honoring Native American Women Veterans Dedicated February 22, 2003 American Legion Post 84 Sacaton, AZ Sculptor: Oscar Urrea Artist: Jim Covarrubias — Map (db m32844) WM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Women in World War II

During the war more than 300,000 women would join the armed forces, many helping to free men to fight on the battlefronts. They served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation as clerks, radio operators, mechanics, ferry pilots, . . . — Map (db m91956) HM

Arkansas (Ouachita County), Camden — To Our Confederate Women1861 - 1865
To the Confederate women Whose pious ministration To our wounded soldiers, Soothed the last hours of those Who died far from the objects Of their tenderest love; Whose domestic labors Contributed much to supply The wants of . . . — Map (db m106934) HM WM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — "We shall never be the same"
The Civil War changed the lives of Southern women in ways they could not have imagined. They lived with anxiety, fear and loneliness. As the war ground on, many felt an increasing sense of desperation and depression. The lives they had known were . . . — Map (db m107998) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — The Women’s Jail, 1872-1888
After the U.S. Army closed Fort Smith in 1871, the guardhouse served the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. It remained in use as a jail, detaining primarily women suspected or convicted of federal crimes until 1888. At that time, . . . — Map (db m58128) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — The Woman's Club of Antioch
Eleven women founded the Woman's Club of Antioch in February, 1902. They pledged to "improve and beautify the town, to do any business which shall promote the educational, industrial, benevolent, social or political welfare of its members or the . . . — Map (db m93605) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Rosie the Riveter MemorialHonoring American Women's Labor During WWII
The area where you are now standing was alive with activity during World War II, when it was known as Kaiser Shipyard #2. It was one of four shipyards carved from Richmond's coastline to serve the war effort. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial . . . — Map (db m94433) HM WM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Women's Westside Improvement Club
Established July 7, 1908, for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Point Richmond, the Women's Westside Improvement Club is responsible for the original Indian statue fountain, a reading room that became the Westside Branch Library, this . . . — Map (db m94711) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 163 — Women's Club of Walnut Creek ClubhouseLincoln Avenue at Carmel Drive — 1937
Two blocks east is the clubhouse of the Women's Club - the town's first service club, founded in 1911. Among the Club's accomplishments, the group secured the Carnegie Library Foundation grant for the 1916 library. The Women's Club sold its . . . — Map (db m93811) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Coalinga Woman’s ClubZenith Hall
January 1905, Mrs. Anria Kerr invited ten lay friends to meet at her home to form the “Coalinga Ladies Improvement Club.” Their goal was to “promote harmony and improve social and civic needs.” In 1907 they joined the General . . . — Map (db m64020) HM
California (Imperial County), El Centro — Women's 10,000 Club
Established and organized in 1908 as the Men Club to promote the city of El Centro, their first goal was for El Centro to reach a population of 10,000 residents. On October 30, 1908 the women took over the club and renamed it the Women's 10,000 . . . — Map (db m101569) HM
California (Monterey County), Big Sur — Two Women From Two Worlds
Drawn to this wild, remote coast Traveling the difficult route along the coast in October of 1869, Michael and Babara Pfeiffer were forced to winter in Big Sur and decided to stay. Their daughter, Julia, was just 11 months old at the time. . . . — Map (db m68634) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Working WomenHistoric Cannery Row
Prior to World War II, only women were allowed to work on cannery lines (top). In some canneries, only “white American women” were allowed to pack fish. Working the lines was considered “women’s work.” Even if there were men . . . — Map (db m55190) HM
California (Orange County), Buena Park — 43 — Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse
Since its establshment in a newly created Orange County (1889), the Buena Park Woman's Club has influenced the civic life of its community. The club helped establish a volunteer fire department in 1915, a library district in 1919, and the town's . . . — Map (db m50036) HM
California (Orange County), Westminster — Midway City Women's Clubhouse
(Circa 1929) Bolsa Avenue and Monroe Midway City, California Midway City Women's Club Organized 1928 - Federated 1935 - Incorporated 1935 Primary purpose: To promote moral, educational, welfare and civic measures. Donated to Westminster . . . — Map (db m59907) HM
California (Riverside County), Banning — 60 — Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse
Built in 1915, the Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse is a frame building in the classical revival style with a plain entablature, simple doric columns, and palladian windows, as well as providing a meeting place for the woman's club, the socal and . . . — Map (db m50710) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Memorial Grove
Memorial Grove Dedicated to those women who served in the World War. Capital City Women's Post #389 American Legion May 30, 1939 — Map (db m110677) WM
California (San Bernardino County), Glen Helen — Pioneer Women
Erected in memory of the pioneer women of the San Bernardino Valley who dared to travel across the country by ox team and covered wagon to help lay the foundation for the building of this state. — Map (db m72579) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 764 — Kate Olivia Sessions' Nursery Site1857 - 1940
This plaque commemorates the life and influence of a woman who envisioned San Diego beautiful. On this site she operated a nursery and gained world renown as a horticulturist. She was the first woman to receive the International Meyer Medal in . . . — Map (db m51098) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 257 — Women of the Mormon Battalion
[Marker located on Front of Base:] Mormon women were anxious to reach the glorious West and any means offered seemed an answer to prayer to help them on their way. When it was learned four laundresses would be allowed each of the five . . . — Map (db m82280) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps
We march along with faith undaunted / Beside our gallant fighting men / whenever they are sick or wounded We nurse them back to health again As long as healing hands are wanted You'll find the nurses of the Corps -- Anthem of . . . — Map (db m92064) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 11 — Issei Women's LegacySan Francisco Japantown History Walk
Life in America was full of unknowns for an Issei (Japanese immigrant) departing Japan in the early l900s. She may have come to America as a laborer or accompanying her husband. More likely, she came as a picture bride through an arranged marriage . . . — Map (db m86487) HM
California (San Joaquin County), Lodi — Woman's Club of Lodi
On May 20, 1988 this unique 1923 Roman style building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In celebration we honor those women of vision who in 1906 started this club, first known as the Lodi Improvement Club. Their efforts . . . — Map (db m91787) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Country Woman's Club
The Campbell Country Woman's Club raised the funds to build this Spanish Colonial Revival-style structure in 1923. The town library and public meeting rooms were housed here until the 1960's . The Woman's Club founded the Campbell Historical . . . — Map (db m101521) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 32 — San Jose Woman's Club
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds and nationalities. Today, . . . — Map (db m108410) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 249 — Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe
This adobe, among the oldest in Santa Clara Valley, was one of several continuous rows of homes built in 1792–1800 as dwellings for the indian families of Mission Santa Clara. It links the Franciscan padres’ labors with California of today. — Map (db m2399) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Etna — Hallie Daggett: Sophisticated Lady and Hardy Pioneer
Hallie Morse Daggett was a refined woman educated in San Francisco, however, her deep love for her childhood home at the Black Bear Mine near Sawyers Bar drew her back to the mountains. She knew how to hunt, fish, ride, trap and shoot early in life . . . — Map (db m57944) HM
California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Sonoma Valley Women’s Club
Sonoma Valley Women’s Club was founded September 21, 1901 by eleven local women led by Martha Stearns. In 1911 the lot at 574-First Street East was purchased by S.V.W.C. from Katherine Poppe on which their club house was to be built. Funds for . . . — Map (db m78923) HM
California (Tehama County), Corning — Maywood Woman's ClubhouseConstructed 1910
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places October 2, 1992 — Map (db m89196) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — Pioneer Women of Colorado
Erected by Pioneer Women of Colorado 1939 A.D. in memory of pioneers massacred by Indians. 1864 A.D. Hungate, Nathan W. and Ellen and Children Laura V., Florence V. 1868 A.D. Dietemann, Henrietta and son John, Louis Alma, Joseph Bledsoe — Map (db m45748) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Women & Children's March, 1914
During the miners' strike that began in September 1913, when the United Mine Workers of America was trying to unionize the coal mines of Colorado, their most effective public speaker, organizer and morale-booster was nationally famous Mary Harris . . . — Map (db m100500) HM
Colorado (Prowers County), Lamar — Madonna of the Trail
(Front Panel) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days (Right Side Panel) A place of historical lore noted for Indian lodges; shelter from storm and heat; food supply for beast; bivouac . . . — Map (db m106897) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 22 — Danbury Women of Note– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Throughout its history, countless women have contributed to Danbury and the lives of its citizens. Here are just a few that have left their mark on our community. Mary Bull (1812-1882) dedicated her life to attending the poor and needy of . . . — Map (db m71247) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Trumbull — Salute to Women – Veterans Day 1999
A Salute to Women – Veterans Day 1999 Our community honors mothers, wives, daughters and sisters who during times of war joined their uniformed men in service as well as “kept the home fires burning” unselfishly entering . . . — Map (db m26086) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Harriet Beecher Stowe Daughter of The Reverend Lyman and Roxanna Foot Beecher Born Litchfield Connecticut 14 June 1811 Married at Cincinnati Ohio 6 January 1836 To Calvin Ellis Stowe Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at Brunswick Maine in 1851 . . . — Map (db m53155) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Salute To Women
Salute To Women Throughout our century of wars, we have rightfully paid homage, and erected monuments to our veterans commemorating their heroic deeds and sacrifices. Today, we recognize and pay homage, and salute our women; our mothers, wives, . . . — Map (db m41384) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Rehoboth Beach — SC-250 — Village Improvement Association
At the turn of the 20th Century, Rehoboth Beach was a quaint church camp village and summer residence for many seeking relief from city life. Horses, wagons, and buggies traveled the streets. There were no paved sidewalks, crosswalks, street lamps, . . . — Map (db m105732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 10 of 16 — BloomingdaleWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
You are standing in the heart of Bloomingdale. Noted DC developer Harry Wardman, responsible for 180 Bloomingdale houses, was one of many builders who built here between 1890 and 1910. These Victorian rowhouses were designed for . . . — Map (db m110510) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 14 of 16 — Great ExpectationsWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
Bloomingdale of the 1940s and '50s was a village of high expectations. Within a block of this sign lived four young women who grew up to be judges. Anna Diggs Taylor rose to chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Michigan. The daughter . . . — Map (db m110520) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 8 of 16 — Water for the CityWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
You are entering Bloomingdale. Its name recalls the estate of Navy Commander George Beale, who served in the War of 1812, and his wife Emily, the daughter of Commodore Thomas Truxton. The estate occupied the land now bounded by Florida . . . — Map (db m110508) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Lois Mailou Jones ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1220 Quincy Street, NE Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), internationally acclaimed artist and teacher, lived here from the 1950s into the 1970s. Born and educated in Boston, Jones joined the Howard University Art Department in 1930 and stayed . . . — Map (db m111784) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — From June to December, 1917The Occoquan Steps
From June to December 1917 members of the National Woman's Party were imprisoned for picketing the White House to publicize the struggle to win the vote for Women. Those incarcerated in the District of Columbia's workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia . . . — Map (db m71336) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
one of the oldest residential properties on Capitol Hill, has been the historic headquarters of the National Woman's Party since 1929. Named after Robert Sewall, the original owner of the site, and Alva Belmont, the president and benefactor of the . . . — Map (db m70955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 13 — 13. Mary Day and the Washington Ballet
Front: Mary Day Back: 13. Mary Day and the Washington Ballet Founded by Mary Day and her teacher, Lisa Gardner, in 1944, the Washington School of Ballet has grown from one studio on the first floor of this corner building . . . — Map (db m112378) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Alma Thomas ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1530 15th Street, NW
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), the nationally acclaimed abstract artist, lived in this house from 1907 until her death. In 1924 she became the first graduate of Howard University's Art Department — and possibly the first black woman in the country . . . — Map (db m110908) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — General Federation of Women’s Clubs
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of other through volunteer service. Founded in 1890, it is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, . . . — Map (db m32128) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hélène De Beir
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District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Dupont Circle area has always beenDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, Sunday February 7, 1904 Great Baltimore Fire, several DC fire companies answered Baltimore Chief's urgent telegram, "Desperate fire here. Must have help at once." DC, responding by railway flatcar, was accompanied by New York . . . — Map (db m112660) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building In memory of Stephanie Tubbs Jones (1949-2008) Member of Congress 1999-2008 CBCF Board Member 2005-2008 Dedicated July 2009 — Map (db m112657) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Thomas Family Home
Thomas Family Home Where Alma Woodsey Thomas American Artist and Teacher Resided 1907 - 1978 This House Was Listed July 28, 1987 in the National Register Of Historic Places National Park Service United States Department . . . — Map (db m110909) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Woman's National Democratic Club
The Whittemore House 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. (202) 232-7363 Museum Tours by Appointment Designed by Washington architect Harvey L. Page (1859-1934), the house was built between 1892 and 1894 for Sarah Adams Wilcox Whittemore . . . — Map (db m88744) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort McNair — Women War Workers 1861 - 1865
During the Civil War the Washington Arsenal was both the largest Federal arsenal and the one closest for shipping its war materials to the various fighting fronts in Virginia. Here thousands of caissons and limbers, wagons and ambulances, cannon . . . — Map (db m29739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Yoko OnoRelax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think! — 2017
Hirshhorn In The City Yoko Ono Relax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think! 2017 Yoko Ono (b. Tokyo, 1933) is an artist, peace activist, and human rights worker who has strongly influenced the Feminist movement. . . . — Map (db m111851) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen BurroughsAfrican American Heritage Trail — 601 50th Street, NE
The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the “three B's” — “Bible, bath and broom” — the school taught skills such as . . . — Map (db m103272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806Sacagawea
A Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, accompanies Lewis and Clark as an interpreter and enables the expedition to purchase horses. Clark calls her his "pilot" through the Rockies. The Trapper's Bride (detail), Alfred Jacob Miller, 1819-1878. . . . — Map (db m112733) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911Charles Kettering
Kettering perfects a workable electric starter at his lab in Dayton. First installed in 1912 Cadillacs, it means the end of difficult and dangerous hand cranking; and enables more women to drive. — Map (db m112768) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911Harriet Quimby
Journalist Quimby becomes the first American woman to receive a pilot's license, and also the first woman to make a nighttime flight and fly the English Channel. — Map (db m112770) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1932Amelia Earhart
On the fifth anniversary of Lindbergh's flight, Earhart becomes the first woman and second person to make the solo flight across the Atlantic. Her Vega lands in Ireland after 14 hours 50 minutes. — Map (db m112777) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — National Council of Negro Women633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) to "harness the power and extend the leadership of African American women." Early on, the Council campaigned to outlaw the discriminatory poll tax, develop a . . . — Map (db m30059) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Fortitude
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. commissioned Chicago artist James King to create a sculpture of its Founders. "Fortitude" was dedicated on April 28, 1979. She stands 12' 6" with a 12' hand-to-hand arm span. Sculpted in Corten steel, the metal was . . . — Map (db m112009) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Sara Winifred Brown, M.D.The National Association of University Women — Incorporated 1924, District of Columbia
In Recognition of Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. Her medical degree was awarded by Howard University in 1904. She served as the first female graduate trustee of Howard University, 1924-1948. In 1910, she was one of the founders of the . . . — Map (db m112010) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Presented during the 75th Anniversary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Founded January 16, 1920 Jylla Moore Foster, Grand Basileus Grace Walker Phillips, Memorial Chair July 16, 1995 Builder: M.C.M.C. Deisgners: Terrence Brown & . . . — Map (db m112011) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 9 of 15 — When Gordon Met EllaA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Ella Watson, the subject of photographer Gordon Parks's famous and pointed portrait "American Gothic, Washington, D.C.," rented rooms on this block at 1433 11th Street. Watson worked as a cleaning woman in the headquarters of the Farm Security . . . — Map (db m110919) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — American News Women's Club
Society of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by . . . — Map (db m112623) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Chief JusticesSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . — Map (db m112605) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Women of InfluenceSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama has been home to many influential women. While she lobbied our political leaders to support Nationalist China, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived nearby at 2443 Kalorama Rd. Others include presidential wives Eleanor Roosevelt, a wise . . . — Map (db m112604) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Can you identify these famous Civil Rights leaders?All four lived in this Southwest DC neighborhood!
Front Can You identify these famous Civil Rights leaders? All four lived in this Southwest DC neighborhood! Back Who are these famous Civil Rights leaders? Barbara Jordan (upper left) Patsy Mink (wearing Molly . . . — Map (db m109102) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Dr. Dorothy Height
Front Dr. Dorothy Height worked to advance women's, civil, and human rights with many of our nation's leaders. How many can you recognize? Back Dr. Dorothy Height Has lived at 700 7th Street, SW since 1983. As . . . — Map (db m109100) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Legacy of Healing and HopeVietnam Women's Memorial
Over 265,000 American women served during the Vietnam era (1956 through 1975) and over 11,000 saw duty in Vietnam. The majority served as nurses, caring for thousands of wounded servicemen in the difficult conditions of crowded transports, harsh . . . — Map (db m7878) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Large Acanthus Fountainca. 1850 - 1900 — GF.1974.9
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District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Phoebe Waterman HaasPublic Observatory
This observatory is named to celebrate the spirit of Emma Phoebe Waterman Haas. In 1913 she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the first woman to perform original research with a . . . — Map (db m111403) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Yayoi KusamaJapanese, b. Matsumoto, 1929 — Pumpkin
Yayoi Kusama Japanese, b. Matsumoto, 1929 Pumpkin 2016 Fiber-reinforced plastic Collection of the artist For Yayoi Kusama pumpkins represent a source of radiant energy. They are, perhaps, the artist's most beloved motif, . . . — Map (db m110362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Yoko OnoAmerican, b. Tókyo, Japan, 1993 — Wish Tree
Yoko Ono American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1933 Wish Tree 2007 Live tree Gift of the artist, 2007 (07.6) The Wish Tree series, begun in 1996, continues Ono's interactive art tradition by inviting visitors to whisper . . . — Map (db m110359) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor (Shaw) — Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression/Harriet Gibbs-Marscall/Mary P. BurrillAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
902 T Street, NW The Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression, which operated in this building from 1903 until 1960, was one of DC's earliest African American arts institutions. Harriet Gibbs-Marshall (1868-1941), the first . . . — Map (db m109161) HM
Florida (Bradford County), Starke — F-431 — Woman's Club of Starke
The Woman’s Club of Starke, formerly known as the Mother’s Club, was founded in the late 19th century and held its meetings in the Bradford County High School. Their purpose was to assist the Bradford County High School. Only mothers were accepted . . . — Map (db m34517) HM
Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-496 — The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club
On February 20, 1883, the Village Improvement Association (V.I.A.) of Green Cove Springs was organized. Meetings were held in members’ homes. Money was raised to beautify the town, most of which was used for boardwalks, and 70 feet of clay pavement . . . — Map (db m65099) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
(Top) 1861  In Memory of the Women of Our Southland  1865 (Center) Let this mute but eloquent structure speak to generations to come, of a generation of the past. Let it repeat perpetually the imperishable story . . . — Map (db m58820) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Temple Terrace — Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer(1849-1918)
Bertha Palmer, born in Louisville, Kentucky, was a world-renowned socialite, art patron, successful businesswoman, early feminist, and philanthropist. She played a pivotal role in the creation of the City of Temple Terrace. In 1902, after the death . . . — Map (db m101008) HM
Florida (Indian River County), Fellsmere — F-519 — Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida
“ The population of Fellsmere is of a high type of intelligence, with lofty ideals and wise execution. Progressive in all things, perhaps no better indication of the fact may be given than the unanimous vote of the town granting unrestricted . . . — Map (db m14303) HM
Florida (Jackson County), Marianna — The Woman's Club
The house was built in 1864 by Joseph T. Russ for his wife Mary. In 1881 it was deeded to his daughter, Luella Burke. It was sold in 1884 to Mary Hearn West. Harriet M. Hearn, mother of Mary West bought the house in 1890. In 1891 Theodore D. West . . . — Map (db m67518) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-770 — Woman's Club of Tallahassee
The Woman's Club of Tallahassee was founded in 1903 by Miss Anna Chaires and other prominent Tallahassee women. The club helped Tallahassee's less fortunate citizens, and in 1910 was instrumental in securing funding for building the first Leon High . . . — Map (db m93360) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — Rubonia Women's Club
For the first twenty years, the Silver Leaf Club, also known as the Rubonia Women's Club, met in member's homes. In time, the Club grew and began a search for an affordable larger building. Following World War II, Mead Smith of Palm View purchased a . . . — Map (db m102466) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-409 — Women Take Action in Coral GablesThe Roxcy O'Neal Bolton House 1965-1988
Built in 1933, this Mediterranean Revival house is a contributing structure in the Coral Gables Plantation Historic District, one of the earliest developments in the city planned by George Merrick. Throughout the late 1960s and the 1970s, this house . . . — Map (db m73632) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Housekeepers Club
On Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1891, Flora McFarlane and five other pioneer women of Dade County founded the Housekeepers Club, the first organized women's club in South Florida. The purpose was to bring the housekeepers of the area together . . . — Map (db m75192) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-814 — Key West Woman's ClubMartin Hellings House
The Martin Hellings House, constructed c. 1892 by Captain Martin L. Hellings, is one of only a few historic houses in Key West not built of wood. Hellings was a native of Pennsylvania and a Union soldier in the Civil War. In 1881, Hellings married . . . — Map (db m84718) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Boynton Beach — F-355 — Boynton Woman's Club
The Boynton Women’s Club was designed in Mediterranean Revival style by the famous Palm Beach architect Addison C. Mizner. The Woman’s Club is significant for both its architectural merit and contributions to the cultural development of Boynton . . . — Map (db m96653) HM
Florida (Pinellas County), Ozona — F-942 — Ozona Village Hall
In 1895, Dr. Susan K. Whitford and other local women founded the Ozona Ladies Improvement Society, which focused on community development initiatives. Early meetings were held in members' homes, and it was quickly decided that a permanent meeting . . . — Map (db m110868) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — F-414 — The Women's Club of Lakeland59 Lake Morton Drive
The Women’s Club of Lakeland was organized in 1912. In 1923 the club purchased this property as the site for its clubhouse. W.B.Talley, a Lakeland architect, designed this colonial revival building in 1927 and in 1928 construction was completed by . . . — Map (db m67657) HM
Florida (Putnam County), Melrose — F-272 — Melrose Woman's Club
Since its beginning as the Literary and Debating Society in 1890, the Melrose Woman's Club has been a major contributor to community development. The formation of the Improvement Society for Melrose in 1891 was one of its first accomplishments. The . . . — Map (db m101760) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Althea GibsonBarrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Althea Gibson Overcame Unbelievable Odds To Achieve International Acclaim And Success. Her Journey From The Violent Streets Of Harlem To The Royal Courts Of Wimbledon Reveals Strength Of Character And Her Remarkable Composure In The Face Of . . . — Map (db m105789) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Betty Jane FranceNASCAR Matriarch and Philanthropist
Dedicated to a champion of Women's and Children's Health As the founder of our state-of-the-art children's center, Speediatrics, we are proud to honor and pay tribute to an icon of our community Betty Jane France. This statue assures . . . — Map (db m107397) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Early BeginningsJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 3i, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper. In 1920, jack's father, Jerry, abandoned his wife, Mallie, and their five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and . . . — Map (db m108480) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Rachel Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Rachel Isum and Jack Roosevelt Robinson met in 1941, when she was a freshman-nursing student and he a senior and star athlete at the University of California, Los Angeles. They became engaged as Jackie went into the Army as a private and left as a . . . — Map (db m106202) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Shirley ChisholmBarrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
In 1968, Shirley Anita Chisholm, known as “Fighting Shirley Chisholm”, a former educator and member of the New York State Assembly, became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Known for her incisive debating style . . . — Map (db m105812) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Woman's Club of DeLandEstablished 1906
The Woman's Club of DeLand was organized in March 1906, and was incorporated on July 26 of that year with ninety-two charter members. Nearly from its inception club members wanted to have their own clubhouse. The organization purchased a lot on West . . . — Map (db m45507) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-12 — Site: Wesleyan CollegeWorld’s First College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women
On December 23, 1836, the Legislature of the State of Georgia chartered The Georgia Female College. The first class graduated July 26, 1840. In 1843, the name was changed to Wesleyan Female College; in 1919 to Wesleyan College. The oldest . . . — Map (db m54616) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 226 — Wesleyan CollegeFirst College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women — December 23, 1836
Led by the Methodist Community, a citizens’ committee in the city of Macon founded Wesleyan as the first baccalaureate college for women. The Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church accepted the college from the committee, appointed a . . . — Map (db m55010) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Fire Station No. 16Erected 1963
During the Civil Rights Movement, members of the African-American community pressured the Mayor and City Council of Atlanta to integrate the city's fire department. In 1962, Mayor Ivan Alan, authorized the first hiring of sixteen African American . . . — Map (db m108848) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Duluth — 67-1 — Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor
Alice Harrell Strickland (1859-1947) and her husband Henry built this home in 1898. The Stricklands raised seven children before Henry’s death in 1917. Mrs. Strickland then became a community leader. With her service as Mayor of Duluth in 1922-23, . . . — Map (db m21583) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Clara Barton
In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of Clara Barton ———— She organized and administered efficient measures for the relief of our soldiers in the field, and aided in the great work of preserving the names of more than . . . — Map (db m12126) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Lizabeth A. Turner
Lizabeth A. Turner Past National President Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic ————————— Life Chairman Andersonville Prison Board Died at . . . — Map (db m47830) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — National Woman's Relief Corps Tribute
This memorial erected in 1934 by the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, as a tribute to the heroism of the sons of the following states who are buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Number of dead. . . . — Map (db m12135) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps
This Tablet is Erected in Commemoration of the patriotic work of the Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, in the preservation and improvement of this historic site, comprising 87 acres, of which . . . — Map (db m48152) HM
Georgia (McDuffie County), Thomson — Women of the Sixty's Confederate Monument
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Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-2 — Civil War Women’s Riot
On April 11, 1863, during the American Civil War, sixty-five Columbus women armed with knives and pistols rallied at this site and marched down Broad Street raiding the stores of speculators before police could restore order. During the war many . . . — Map (db m42506) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County
To The Women of Griffin and Spalding County Who gave their services during the War Between the States from ’61 to ‘65 James S. Boynton Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy have placed this boulder No act of injustice, no failure . . . — Map (db m61276) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Lyman House Memorial
The home of David Belden Lyman and Sarah Joiner Lyman Missionaries of the A.B.C.F.M. to the Hawaiian People Built in 1839 — Map (db m111116) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart first person to fly alone from Hawaii to North America January 11, 1935 — Map (db m111170) HM
Idaho (Bonneville County), Idaho Falls — 34 — Eagle Rock Meeting House
Marking the site of the first Latter-Day Saints meeting house, built in 1885. This was the first building erected in this community for religious purposes. The building was 16 X 28 feet costing $450.00, money for which was obtained by donation. . . . — Map (db m109814) HM
Idaho (Custer County), Custer City (ghost town) — Thompson Store (site)Furniture and a whole lot more...
Bell came to Custer in 1879 as the new bride of George Thompson. They lived in a two-room log house behind their furniture and upholstery store that was connected by a walkway to the upper story of the family business. Belle lived in Custer more . . . — Map (db m109904) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — The Beardstown Women's Club
Erected this tablet February 12, 1909 In memory of Abraham Lincoln who, for the sake of a mother in distress, cleared her son Duff Armstrong of the charge of murder in this hall of justice. May 7 1858 — Map (db m57862) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Women Veterans Memorial
We honor all women, past, present, and future for their patriotism to the United States of America To honor all women veterans for their service to God, home & country — Map (db m61760) HM WM
Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — Women at Great Lakes
During the astonishing growth of the Navy during World War I, women were, for the first time, accepted into the Navy. These women enlisted into the yeoman rating and were designated with an (F) for female. They served with the aviation unit and . . . — Map (db m37925) HM
Illinois (McLean County), Bloomington — Florence Fifer Bohrer(1877 - 1960)
The first woman elected to the Illinois Senate, Florence Fifer Bohrer served two terms from 1925 to 1933. She chaired the Senate committee to visit charitable institutions, led efforts to revamp Illinois' child welfare laws, and sponsored . . . — Map (db m55616) HM
Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Women's War Memorial — Vermilion County, Illinois
Since before the founding of our Republic and throughout our history, American women have fought for freedom selflessly and with little or no recognition for their contributions. — Map (db m10548) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Carole Lombard
In this house on October 6, 1908, was born Jane Alice Peters. Daughter of Frederick C. and Elizabeth Knight Peters, she took the professional name of Carole Lombard and became one of the most important figures in the motion picture industry. . . . — Map (db m109155) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne
Edith (seated), scholar of Greek and Roman mythology, wrote the classic text, The Greek Way. Alice (standing), Edith's sister, influential industrial physician, advanced the reform of unsafe working conditions in our nation's factories. . . . — Map (db m16956) HM
Indiana (DeKalb County), Garrett — Creek Chub Bait Company
Side A In 1916, Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling,and George Schulthess established the company, which became one of the country's leading manufacturers of artificial fishing lures. Crafted by a largely female workforce, the high quality lures . . . — Map (db m107129) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1997.1 — Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
Organized 1904 by Lillian Thomas Fox with 14 clubs. Affiliated with National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, founded 1896. Objectives include improvement of education, health, living standards, inter-racial understanding. Clubhouse at 2034 N. . . . — Map (db m1828) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2004.4 — Zerelda G. Wallace
(Front): Born August 6, 1817 in Kentucky and came to Indianapolis with her family in the early 1830s. Was a charter member of the Church of Christ (later Central Christian Church) 1833. Married David Wallace (later governor) 1836. Was first . . . — Map (db m4629) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Southport — 49.1975.1 — Mary Bryan, Pioneer Woman
Mary Bryan, one of the first American women to cross the Cumberland Mountains (c. 1776), is buried here with Samuel, her husband, a Revolutionary War veteran, who settled in Perry Township in 1830. — Map (db m1702) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Women in Greencastle History
The Post-Civil War years in Greencastle were significant for women. Because they had proved themselves so capable at filling jobs usually held by men, new doors opened for them. In 1867 Indiana Asbury University (later renamed DePauw University) . . . — Map (db m56372) HM
Indiana (Sullivan County), Graysville — 77.1972.1 — Grave of Jane Todd Crawford — First Ovariotomy Performed
Pioneer Heroine of Abdominal Surgery Jane Todd was born in Virginia in 1763. In 1805 she and her husband, Thomas Crawford, moved to Green County, Ky. Suffering from a huge abdominal tumor, she rode 60 miles to Danville, Ky., to submit to an . . . — Map (db m21734) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Dublin — 89.2003.1 — Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention
A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and . . . — Map (db m270) HM
Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Women's Christian Temperance Union Fountain1912 — Iowa Historic Site
. . . — Map (db m87720) HM
Kansas (Barber County), Medicine Lodge — Carry Nation Home
This marks the home in Medicine Lodge of Mrs. Carry A. Nation who did outstanding work as a temperance crusader in Kansas. Born Nov. 25, 1846. Died June 9, 1911 — Map (db m65194) HM
Kansas (Butler County), El Dorado — Mrs. Addie Cowley Bradley
In honor of Mrs. Addie Cowley Bradley who was the first white girl born in Eldorado Township; the first in Butler County; the first in the Fifth District of Kansas. Born May 4, 1858. Died Feb. 27, 1932. Boulder furnished by . . . — Map (db m56038) HM
Kansas (Meade County), Meade — Pioneer Arena Club Women and Pioneer Settlers
"To our pioneer club women and to our pioneer citizens, who builded better than they knew, we dedicate this marker which stands on the site of the old court-house, from which the dated stone was taken." May 1941 — Map (db m65521) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — WomenEsteemed Partners — Plains Indians Life, Beliefs and Practices
The status of women in Plains culture was decidedly higher than is often assumed. The wife was the joint owner of family property and had general control and custody of the children. Marriages, divorces, places of residence and monetary matters . . . — Map (db m56827) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Bird Woman's Trail
In honor of Sacagawea, "Interpreter" She was not at Kaw's Mouth in June 1804, but joined the expedition later in April of 1805 at the Mandan villages in what is now North Dakota. — Map (db m54007) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2478 — Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary
Catherine Spalding Co-founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ky., she wrote that the orphanage was “the only place on earth to which my heart clings.” Catherine loved and nurtured hundreds of children and it was said that . . . — Map (db m104471) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2133 — Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor
Enid Yandell (1869-1934) Challenged the role of women in the art world as a renowned sculptor. Born 1869 in Louisville and graduated Cinn. Art Acad. in 1899. Gained prominence sculpting caryatids for Woman's Building at 1893 World's Columbian . . . — Map (db m101765) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2173 — First Unitarian Church
First Unitarian Church Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time . . . — Map (db m104729) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Mother Catherine Spaulding
Beginning in 1831, Mother Catherine Spalding was the vital leader in forming what we now refer to today as "Compassionate Louisville” initiating groundbreaking programs in education, health care, and social service. Downtown Louisville is . . . — Map (db m104486) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2134 — Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer
Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer Born in 1899, Walls fought to end segregation in public housing, city libraries, and local Girl Scouts. Walls led the movement that intergrated Girl Scout programs and camps by 1956. She was the first . . . — Map (db m104727) HM
Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Opelousas — Rosa B. Scott (Anderson)
On June 20, 1994, an assault occurred at Fairchild Air Force Base by a gunman during which 4 personnel were killed and 23 wounded. Rosa B., a civilian nurse at the base hospital, risked her life as a first responder to prevent further loss of life. . . . — Map (db m108137) HM
Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 9 — Comfort Magazine / Le Magazine Comfort

In July 1895, the first color issue of Comfort rolled off the presses to be sent nationwide to over a million subscribers. W. H. Gannett established his phenomenally successful magazine (1888-1942) to promote Giant Oxien, his . . . — Map (db m111271) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Samantha Reed SmithJune 29, 1972 - August 25, 1985 — Maine's Young Ambassador of Goodwill

In 1982, ten year old Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Yuri Andropov, the leader of the Soviet Union asking, "Why do you want to go to war with the United States?" Mr. Andropov's reply to that letter, his invitation for Samantha to visit, and . . . — Map (db m111036) HM

Maine (York County), Kittery — Historic Rice Public LibraryArabella Rice, youngest of four daughters born to Capt. Robert Rice and wife Charlotte, died 1872
Rice Public Library opened on 5 November 1888. The institution’s first trustees included former New Hampshire Gov. Ichabod Goodwin, who was married to Arabella’s cousin Sarah Parker Rice. Their mansion is one of the celebrated landmarks of . . . — Map (db m107005) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Church Home and Hospital“I am a Massachusetts woman”
Church Home and Hospital, formerly Washington Medical college, was where Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, and where many doctors were trained who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. On April 19, 1861, Adeline . . . — Map (db m2427) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Confederate Women of Maryland
To the Confederate Women of Maryland 1861-1865 The Brave at Home In difficulty and danger regardless of self they fed the hungry, clothed the needy, nursed the wounded and comforted the dying. — Map (db m62307) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Confederate Women’s MonumentReconciling History — Baltimore's Confederate Monuments
Dedicated in 1917, this monument was part of a national movement spearheaded by the United Confederate Veterans to place a monument recognizing the sacrifices of Confederate women in the capitals of thirteen Southern states. It was founded by the . . . — Map (db m101757) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Gertrude Stein1874 - 1946 — Writer - American
Lived here with her brother Leo Stein while a student at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 1897 to 1900. — Map (db m109372) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Women's Industrial Exchange
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m70922) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Overlea — Women's Suffrage
Before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, American women were not guaranteed the right to vote. The National American Woman Suffrage Association organized a large parade in Washington, DC. for March 3, 1913. On February 12, a group of women . . . — Map (db m74356) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Maryland Women in Military Service Monument
Obverse Honoring women from the State of Maryland, past and present, who have served our nation honorably and proudly, in war and peace. Reverse Notable Accomplishments of Women in Military Service Although women have . . . — Map (db m82028) HM WM
Maryland (Charles County), Nanjemoy — Washington's Farm
← Two miles southwest Washington owned 600 acres of land bought in 1775 and retained until his death. In 1786 he visited this property accompanied by Gen. Smallwood. — Map (db m6231) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Born To Be FreeSlavery — 1820
Harriet Tubman, known as "Minty", was born to Rittia 'Rit' Green Ross, her mother, and Benjamin 'Ben' Ross, her father. Ben and Rit Ross were both enslaved (but to different owners) at the time of Harriet's birth. The number of Harriet Tubman's . . . — Map (db m109922) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Civil War: Abolitionist, Scout, Spy and NurseCivil War Era — 1858 - 1865
The Slavery Conflict Deepens During the 1850's the deep-rooted conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Americans intensified. The 'abolitionists' were united around the common long-run goal of abolishing slavery. But they differed . . . — Map (db m109916) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Joe Bailey Shakes the Lion's PawUnderground Railroad — 1849 - 1858
Harriet Tubman led many slaves from Dorchester County to Canada (via the suspension bridge at Niagara Falls). One trip with "fugitive slaves" occurred in November 1856, when Tubman conducted Josia (Joe) Bailey, William Bailey, Peter Pennington and . . . — Map (db m109913) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Station Stops: The Underground RailroadUnderground Railroad — 1849 - 1858
William Still Samuel Green Thomas Garret Thomas Garret (1789-1871) of Wilmington, Delaware. He guided over 2,000 slaves on their way to freedom. William Still's Account of the Cambridge "Runaways" of October, 1857 . . . — Map (db m109920) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Post War YearsTwilight Years — 1865 - 1913
Insult and Injury on the Train to New York The Civil War ended in April 1865. The irony of the situation added insult to injury. She had dedicated her life for three years, at great personal risk to the Union cause. Now a railroad . . . — Map (db m109919) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of over 560 national wildlife refuges, provides critical habitats for native plants and wildlife. The 17 acres that for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park are surrounded by the . . . — Map (db m109911) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Explore the scenic byway, follow the path to freedom and discover Harriet Tubman's rich history. Experience extraordinary stories of courage along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. With unspoiled landscapes virtually unchanged . . . — Map (db m109910) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Discover the extraordinary life and legacy of Harriet Tubman in the landscape of her childhood and early adult life. Harriet Ross Tubman, an American legendary human rights advocate and suffragist, was born in enslaved in Dorchester . . . — Map (db m109909) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Mary Quantrill's Stand
“I remained in the same position, resting the staff of my flaglet on the railing of the porch, when a soldier stepped up behind me, and with his bayonet cut off my staff close to my hand.… turning about I saw him tear my flag into . . . — Map (db m107197) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Still Pond — Maryland’s First Women Voters
In the village of Still Pond, twelve years before the 19th Amendment established women’s suffrage, Mary Jane Clark Howard, Anne Baker Maxwell and Lillie Deringer Kelley cast their ballots in the municipal election of 1908. That year, an act for . . . — Map (db m3052) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Women on the Homefront in Montgomery County1861 – 1865
During the Civil War, most women attempted to live “normally,” maintaining homes, attending to children, and even taking over traditional male responsibilities on the farm. Yet the war brought severe hardships to most absent family men, . . . — Map (db m90435) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Seminary students belonged to sororities...National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. Seminary students belonged to sororities . . . — Map (db m109822) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Aloha cottage was built in 1898...National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898 as a . . . — Map (db m109823) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Bridge to Understanding1963 - 2012 — 50th Anniversary
The Tradition of Friendship Continues Between Girl Scouts of Japan and Girl Scouts of America. — Map (db m109838) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The classical style of the gymnasium...National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The classical style of the gymnasium, built . . . — Map (db m109824) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Forest Inn was built...National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The Forest Inn was built in 1887 as a summer . . . — Map (db m109819) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The massive Ament Hall...National Park Seminary
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The massive Ament Hall, built in 1927, . . . — Map (db m109818) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Two Roads
This sculpture, titled Two Roads, is a kind of open book that stands where two paths diverge, reflecting visitors and their world. The pages, with passages of caution, insight, beauty and hope, are quietly disintegrating dissolving into the . . . — Map (db m110365) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fairmont Heights — In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II
[The four plaques containing the text of this marker are missing]Map (db m8272) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Greenbelt — Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree
First Lady of the Land, First Lady of the World, wife of our 32nd President, First Chairman of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. From this point she surveyed the site and spurred the work of building Greenbelt, the first garden community in the . . . — Map (db m188) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Antietam Battlefield
12 miles to Antietam National Battlefield Site, where on Sept. 17, 1862, about 41,000 Confederates under the command of General Robert E. Lee were pitted against 87,000 Federals under General George B. McClellan. — Map (db m1965) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstonians in the Civil WarMargaret Greenawalt, 1824-1911 Catharine Bonebrake Bowman, 1821-1902
Many communities in this region boast of stories similar to Frederick's Barbara Fritchie or Middletown's Nancy Crouse, who defied the Confederates during their invasions of Maryland. Hagerstown is no exception. Although the specific date of . . . — Map (db m107235) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Mary Lemist Titcomb1857 - 1932 — Education And Business Figure
Titcomb began her career in library science in Concord, Massachusetts. in 1901, she became the first director of the newly-created Washington county free library on Summit Avenue. She served for over 30 years. Titcomb was an innovator in county-wide . . . — Map (db m107092) HM
Maryland (Worcester County), Snow Hill — 1917      1918
This Tablet is a Memorial to the Men of Worcester County who gave their lives for their country in the World War. Blaine B. Boggs • Ernest Livingstone • Edward J. Bonneville • Wilson U. Martin • Ara J. Bowen • Sewell W. Marshall • Claude J. . . . — Map (db m3822) HM
Massachusetts (Dukes county), Chilmark — Rebecca, Woman of AfricaAfrican-American Heritage trail of Martha's Vineyard
Born in Africa, and enslaved in Chilmark. She married Elisha Amos, a Wampanoag man. She was the mother of Nancy Michael. Rebecca died a free woman in this place in 1801. — Map (db m85500) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Home for Aged WomenGiven by Robert Brookhouse 1861
This house was built about 1811 for Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 1772-1851, member of Congress and Secretary of the Navy under Madison and Monroe. Here was born William Crowninshield Endicott, 1826-1900, Justice of our Supreme Judicial Court and . . . — Map (db m97365) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Homage to WomenMico Kaufman — 1984
This sculpture is a tribute to Lowell's nineteenth century "mill girls". The intertwined figures also represent the struggles and aspirations of all women throughout time — Map (db m66208) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Scituate — First Training Field1636
Train bands and later militia trained on this field to serve in the King Philip’s War, Revolutionary War and Civil War. — Map (db m42807) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Huguenots, Women, and Tories
In the 17th century, religious persecution led to the immigration of large numbers of French Protestants (known as Huguenots) to Massachusetts. Gravestones of the Cazneau, Johonnat, Revere, and Sigourney families can be found throughout . . . — Map (db m18776) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), West Brookfield — Birthplace of Lucy Stone
1818-1893 “Labor unceasingly until every woman will possess equal and full justice in all things.” An early advocate and leader in the long struggle for Equal Rights, Lucy Stone was born in a farmhouse 0.3 mile from this point on . . . — Map (db m107668) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), West Brookfield — Birthplace of Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone’s determined vision for girls’ and women’s equality was incubated in her home at this site. A young girl who resented her mother’s life of drudgery and no respect, Lucy helped with the housework and resolved to change the way women . . . — Map (db m107669) HM
Michigan (Allegan County), Fennville — Ganges Township Civil War Monument
(Front / West Panel) Ganges Volunteers S. Shepherd 2 CAV • U.M. Nichols 2 CAV • Loomis 3 CAV • W. Bicnell 3 CAV • S. Winn 3 CAV • R. Winn 3 CAV • J. Woodin 3 CAV • O.P. Taylor 5 CAV • J.M. Weaver 8 CAV • S.D. Tobey 8 CAV • W. . . . — Map (db m73510) WM
Michigan (Berrien County), Benton Harbor — L37 — The Morton House
This house built in 1849, by Eleazar Morton and his son Henry, was occupied until 1936 by four generations of Mortons. The oak-framed barn was built in 1840. Members of the Morton family, pioneers in this area, were prominent in Benton Harbor's . . . — Map (db m43844) HM
Michigan (Berrien County), Niles — Father Claude Jean Allouez S. J.
To the memory of Father Claude Jean Allouez S. J. Whose intrepid courage won the admiration of the Indians and whose apostolic zeal earned for him the title of the Francis Xavier of the American Missions. Father Allouez was born at St. . . . — Map (db m68554) HM
Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — Coldwater War Memorial
(Front Panel) To the memory of the soldier dead Erected by Butterworth Woman's Relief Corps No. 31 and the Citizens of Coldwater Dec 1906 (Right Side Panel) To the memory of the soliders of the . . . — Map (db m66718) WM

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