“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Markers Published After 1/12/2021

Freemount Junior High School marker image, Touch for more information
By James L.Whitman, January 18, 2021
Freemount Junior High School marker
1Alabama (Barbour County), Bakerhill — Freemount Junior High School
Established c 1895, Freemount Junior High School was an important black school in the Eufaula area. It was originally established within the Freemount AME Church which once stood about 300 feet south of this site. The school was later moved to this . . . — Map (db m164938) HM
2Alabama (Barbour County), Midway — Batesville Church - 1837
Robert Martin bought 1200 acres of land from the U.S. Government. He set aside eight acres to build a church for the community. This building has been used almost constantly since 1837. At times it was a Methodist Church; at times Baptist. It is now . . . — Map (db m164709) HM
3Alabama (Barbour County), Midway — Fort Browder / 15th Alabama Infantry
Fort Browder Approximately one mile south-southwest of here stood Fort Browder, a small wooden fortification built in 1836 for protection in the last war with the Creek Indians and named for Isham Browder, a prominent local planter. In . . . — Map (db m164549) HM
4Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Morgan County Confederate Memorial
Lest we forget This monument is erected to the memory of those who offered their lives for a just cause, the defense of states rights Confederate Soldiers — Map (db m164879) WM
5Alabama (Morgan County), Priceville — M601A Tank
The M601A Tank was manufactured by Chrysler Detroit Tank Plant in Michigan in the 1960's. The M60 became the US Army's first generation "Main Battle Tank". The improved suspension and armor protection was introduced in the new turret design . . . — Map (db m165156) WM
6Alabama (Morgan County), Priceville — Morgan County Veterans MemorialDedicated November 11, 2012
This park is dedicated to all Morgan County Veterans who have given their lives while serving in the armed forces of the United States of America during active wartime. Each of the five black granite monuments on the inner circle represents the . . . — Map (db m165155) WM
7Alabama (Morgan County), Priceville — Prisoner of War or Missing in ActionPOW*MIA
On August 10th, 1990, the 101st Congress passed U.S. Public Law 101-335, recognizing the National League of Families POW/MIA Flag and designating it as a symbol of our Nations concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fate of . . . — Map (db m165176) WM
8Alabama (Morgan County), Priceville — T-34 C Mentor Plane
The first primary training aircraft produced for the military service following World War II, the T-34 Mentor entered service with the U.S. Air Force in 1950. Not until 1954 did the Navy decide to procure the Beech Aircraft Corporation product . . . — Map (db m165153) HM WM
9Alabama (Morgan County), Priceville — The Huey Helicopter
The Vietnam War had one iconic helicopter, which was specifically the UH-1 utility helicopter, most referred to as the "Huey". This was the most employed of all helicopters in the Vietnam War. The Huey was known as "the workhorse of the . . . — Map (db m165159) HM WM
10Alabama (Morgan County), Priceville — USS San Jose (AFS-7)Anchors / BOFORS TWIN 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
USS San Jose (AFS-7)Anchors The USS San Jose was a Mars-class combat stores ship acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1970. She served as a navy ship until November 1993 and was involved in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. She was . . . — Map (db m165160) WM
11Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — Fort Jabe BrassellAlabama Army National Guard — Russell County —
Built in 1950, Fort Jabe Brassell has served as a hub for military training and arms storage for the local community by the Alabama Army National Guard and the Armory Commission of Alabama. Between July 1954 and January 1955, the Alabama Army . . . — Map (db m165538) HM
12Alabama (Russell County), Seale — Indian Trail
Oldest route from Atlantic to Southwest. In 1805 it became Federal Road, over which pioneers traveled from Milledgeville to St. Stephens. Oglethorpe, Lafayette, Burr and others used this trail. — Map (db m165541) HM
13California (Calaveras County), San Andreas — Calaveras County War Memorial
Erected in honor of the Men and Women of Calaveras County who served their country in the Armed Forces and in memory of the following persons who lost their lives in the service of our country This plaque is dedicated by a grateful county November . . . — Map (db m164990) WM
14California (Calaveras County), San Andreas — Model 1841 12-Pound Field HowitzersCalaveras County Veterans Memorial
In 1912 the 62nd United States Congress donated these model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers to the Grand Army of the Republic. These guns were cast by N.P. Ames at Springfield Mass and displayed in Burson, Calif. by the Grand Army of the Republic . . . — Map (db m165023) HM WM
15California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — East Brother Light Station
Constructed in 1873-74, East Brothers Light Station is the older of only two remaining light stations of San Francisco Bay that have remained substantially unchanged. The original 5th order classical (Fresnel) lens was replaced with the present . . . — Map (db m164491) HM
16California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — 649 — Tolowa Indian Settlements
At the time of white contact the principal villages of the native Tolowa Indians of northern Del Norte County were located at Battery Point in Crescent City (Ta'atun), Pebble Beach (Meslteltun), south of Point St. George (Tatintun), and north of . . . — Map (db m164583) HM
17California (Fresno County), Fresno — 934 — Fresno Assembly Center
This memorial is dedicated to over 5,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry who were confined at the Fresno Fairgrounds from May to October 1942. This was an early phase of the mass incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II . . . — Map (db m165490) HM
18California (Humboldt County), Bull Creek — Giant Tree
Recognized by the American Forestry Association as the National Champion Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, November 1991. Height • 363 feet Circumference • 53.2 feet Average crown spread • 62 feet — Map (db m165464) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — 934 — Santa Anita During World War II
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . — Map (db m165491) HM
20California (Los Angeles County), Atwater Village — North Atwater Bridge
City of Los Angeles North Atwater Bridge construction completed 2019. This bridge over the Los Angeles River was made possible by the City of Los Angeles and a generous donation from the La Kretz Family Foundation. Initiated by River LA, . . . — Map (db m164818) HM
21California (Los Angeles County), Beverly Hills — Melhorn OverlookMulholland Scenic Parkway
Charles and Lotte Melhorn More than fifty-year residents of the Santa Monica Mountains, Charles and Lotte Mel horn fought for the recognition of the natural areas and viewshed along Mulholland Drive as a precious public resource. . . . — Map (db m164714) HM
22California (Los Angeles County), Encino — 24 — Encino Oak Tree
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 24 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles. — Map (db m165309) HM
23California (Los Angeles County), Highland Park — 105 — Hiner House and Sousa Nook
Chalet style. Architect - Carl Boller. Built 1922. Declared 1972, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 105, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — Map (db m164786) HM
24California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 100 Years of Golf in Griffith Park1914-2014
This plaque is placed to commemorate the centennial anniversary of golf in Griffith Park. The oldest 18-hole municipal course West of the Rockies, the original course opened for play in 1914. It was a model of city course stewardship and . . . — Map (db m164828) HM
25California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Hammel BuildingEl Edificio Hammel — El Pueblo de Los Angeles —
The Hammel Building on Main Street was constructed in 1909. Originally built as four light industrial shops with a partial basement storage area along Olvera Street, the building now fronts on Olvera Street and houses two ground level shops . . . — Map (db m165330) HM
26California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 26 — Historic Los Angeles CemeteryLa Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles Cemetery
According to Catholic Church records, approximately 693 early residents of Los Angeles were buried in this cemetery. This memorial garden honors these early residents. Words surround this sacred place from the Spanish, English, . . . — Map (db m164890) HM
27California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 744 — Historical SiteButterfield Stage Station
This block is the site of: First brick school house in Los Angeles known as School No. 1, built 1854-1855; Butterfield Overland Mail Company office and corral, 1858-1861; Office of U.S. Quartermaster, 1861; Corral for camels from Fort Tejon, . . . — Map (db m164547) HM
28California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 421 — Hollywood ReservoirMulholland Dam
Hollywood Reservoir Capacity 2,500,000,000 gallons. Maximum depth of water 183 feet. Mulholland Dam Work started August 1923. Dam completed December 1924. 172,000 cubic yards of concrete. . . . — Map (db m164319) HM
29California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Italian HallEl Salón Italiano — El Pueblo de Los Angeles —
The Italian Hall, designed by architect Julius Kraus, was built by the Pozzo Construction Company in 1907 for Marie Ruellan Hammel. The upper floors served as a center for the Italian organizations who used the hall for political meetings, . . . — Map (db m165332) HM
30California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 121 — Mississippi Blues & The Grammy® Awards
Mississippi blues, country, gospel, soul, and rock 'n' roll artists have played a major role in the development of American popular music, and many have been recognized by The Recording Academy with Grammy Awards, Hall of Fame inductions, and . . . — Map (db m164646) HM
31California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Pelanconi Warehouse — El Pueblo de Los Angeles —
Built by Isabel Tononi and her son Lorenzo Pelanconi as a warehouse for the Pelanconi winery. In 1929 the building was connected to the Pelanconi House directly behind it on Olvera Street to create more space for the new La Golondrina Cafe. — Map (db m165327) HM
32California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 17 — St. Vibiana’s Cathedral1876
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No.17 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles. — Map (db m164552) HM
33California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Annunciation Mosaic
The Annunciation mosaic on the church facade is a reproduction of a detail from the image of Our Lady of the Angels in the Portiúncula Chapel at Assisi. This image provided the inspiration from which the city was named to honor Nuestra Señora de Los . . . — Map (db m164889) HM
34California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Birth of The Curse
On January 5th 1920, World Series-winning Boston Red Sox pitcher George Herman “Babe” Ruth was playing here on his favorite Los Angeles golf course. He was approached by New York Yankees Manager Miller Huggins who had come all . . . — Map (db m164884) HM
35California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 101 — Union Station1939
Built in Spanish-Colonial style on an Indian village and later Chinese town site by Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No.101 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts . . . — Map (db m164664) HM
36California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — William Mulholland1855 - 1935
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, . . . — Map (db m164804) HM
37California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 162 — William Mulholland Memorial Fountain
Designer - Walter S. Claberg. Built 1940. Declared 1976, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 162, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — Map (db m164812) HM
38California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Andres Pico Adobe
Spanish-Mexican Period Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 7 by the Cultural Heritage Board Municipal Art Department City Of Los AngelesMap (db m165325) HM
39California (Los Angeles County), Pomona — 934 — Pomona Assembly Center
The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds was one of 15 temporary assembly centers established during World War II pursuant to Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. The U S. Army confined at this site . . . — Map (db m165492) HM
40California (Los Angeles County), Studio City — 638 — El ParadisoGrossman House
Modern style. Architect - Raphael Soriano, F.A.I.A. Owner/builder - Albert Grossman. Built 1964. Declared 1997, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 638, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — Map (db m165121) HM
41California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — 653 — "The Cascades"
This is the terminus of the Los Angeles-Owens River Aqueduct, which brings water 338 miles from the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada to the City of Los Angeles. Begun in 1905, the great aqueduct was completed November 5, 1913. The Mono Craters . . . — Map (db m164815) HM
42California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — 653 — The Cascades
On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of William Mulholland‘s famous speech: “There . . . — Map (db m165409) HM
43California (Monterey County), Pacific Grove — Early Chinese Fishermensettled, struggled, and persevered while raising their families here
You are in the center of what used to be one of the largest Chinese fishing villages on the West Coast. From 1853 to 1906, this was the region's Chinese cultural capital. The village was unique among Chinese settlements of the time, because it . . . — Map (db m165547) HM
44California (Monterey County), Salinas — 934 — Salinas Temporary Detention Center
This monument is dedicated to the 3,586 Monterey Bay Area residents of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, temporarily confined in the Salinas Rodeo Grounds during World War II from April to July 1942. They were detained without . . . — Map (db m165487) HM
45California (Orange County), Anaheim — Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls and Ol’ Unfaithful were once prominent features in the classic Frontierland attraction Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland, which made its debut at Disneyland in 1960. Taking its cue from the True Life Adventures series nature films, . . . — Map (db m165217) HM
46California (Orange County), Santa Ana — The Oldest Protestant Church Building in Use in Orange CountyDedicated 1876
This tablet erected in 1953 by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. — Map (db m164721) HM
47California (Orange County), Tustin — Stagecoach StopTustin
Site of the original stagecoach stop in Tustin, 1870. Wells Fargo Express Office until 1916. — Map (db m165321) HM
48California (Orange County), Yorba Linda — Section of the Cajon Canal
This lined section of the Cajon Canal (Circa 1923) helped bring water from the Santa Ana River to Rancho Santa Ana and several northern Orange County communities during the early development of the county. Construction of the original, unlined . . . — Map (db m164929) HM
49California (Orange County), Yorba Linda — The Historic Cajon Canal1878 - 1968
The Cajon Canal is one of the oldest and most significant historical resources in the city of Yorba Linda. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the canal was instrumental in facilitating the early growth and development of north Orange . . . — Map (db m164926) HM
50California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 934 — Walerga Assembly CenterLest We Forget
Walerga Assembly Center was established by the United States at the onset of World War II to assemble and temporarily detain, without charge or trial, 4,739 Sacramento residents solely because of their Japanese ancestry. Approximately 120,000 . . . — Map (db m165486) HM
51California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 934 — Stockton Assembly Center
Here, within the confines of San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, enclosed by barbed wire and housed in temporary barracks, 4,217 San Joaquin County residents of Japanese ancestry, predominately American citizens, were interned from May 10 to October 17, . . . — Map (db m165485) HM
52California (San Mateo County), San Bruno — 934 — Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden
This garden memorializes a time when this site, then the Tanforan Park Racetrack, was transformed into a temporary assembly center for persons of Japanese ancestry. On February 19, 1942, in the absence of charges or due process of law, President . . . — Map (db m165488) HM
53California (San Mateo County), San Bruno — 934 — Tanforan Racetrack Japanese Assembly Center
Racetrack opened in 1899 and had racing seasons until it burned down in 1964. Many famous horses raced and won here. In 1942, Tanforan became a temporary assembly center for over 4000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were to be interned for the . . . — Map (db m165489) HM
54California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — La CarpinteriaTile Mural
In 1769 a Spanish expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá discovered Chumash Indians building tomols, or plank canoes on the beach below their village. The Indians were caulking their tomols with asphaltum that came from natural oil seeps in the sand. . . . — Map (db m165568) HM
55California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — La Viña GrandeWorld's Largest Grapevine — (1842-1924) —
Planted from a slip of Mission variety grape, this single vine eventually grew to cover half an acre, its massive trunk reaching nearly 10 feet in diameter. Its shady arbor was used as the county’s first polling place and as a site for social . . . — Map (db m165569) HM
56California (Santa Clara County), Mountain View — Site of the John W. Whisman Home
Site of the John W. Whisman Home, headquarters and stopping place of the first stagecoach line between San Jose & San Francisco, started in early autumn of 1849. — Map (db m164637) HM
57California (Yuba County), Arboga — 934 — Arboga Assembly Center
This is the site of Arboga, where 2,465 Japanese Americans forced from their homes in Placer and Sacramento counties were incarcerated from May 8 to June 29, 1942, by the United States Government. Four months prior, on February 19, 1942, . . . — Map (db m165427) HM WM
58Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Moose
The Kawuneeche Valley is prime moose habitat. Wetlands along the Colorado River support aquatic plants, willows, and Aspen that moose eat. Moose frequented here, then were hunted out of the area by the early 1900s. In the late 1970s, the Colorado . . . — Map (db m164288) HM
59Colorado (Larimer County), Estes Park — Animals in Flux
Elk descend to this meadow and other lowlands when higher elevations are blanketed by snow in fall, winter, and spring. Preferring forests by day, elk are most often seen grazing here at dawn or dusk. By 1900, elk were hunted out of this area. . . . — Map (db m164275) HM
60Colorado (Larimer County), Estes Park — Horseshoe Park
Hidden Valley Creek, below, once flowed directly into Horseshoe Park before its course was diverted by an Ice Age glacial moraine. Today, beaver continue to alter the creek's course by building dams that have created the chain of ponds visible . . . — Map (db m164184) HM
61Colorado (Larimer County), Estes Park — Rocky Mountain’s “Parks”
What is a “Park?" In the early 1800s, French-speaking trappers called broad mountain meadows “parques,' meaning enclosures. Later, ranchers used these large, open basins to graze livestock. Today, Rocky Mountain National . . . — Map (db m164185) HM
62Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park was situated on the southeastern shore of Lake Wangumbaug in a lovely grove of chestnut trees. Paths were laid out leading to the many local beaches and picnic areas were available to all who came to enjoy the beauty of the lake. . . . — Map (db m165482) HM
63Delaware (Sussex County), Delmar — American Legion Memorial
Dedicated November 16, 1975 in honor of the men who gave their lives for our country and the charter members of the post Marion Hastings • Francis Nunvar • George Harrington • S. Harrison Jones • W. Edward Ritchie • John Sheldon • . . . — Map (db m165021) HM WM
64Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 312 East 4th Street
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m164973) HM
65Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 403 South Central Avenue
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m164978) HM
66Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 404 Pine Street
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m165016) HM
67Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 407 5th Street
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m165017) HM
68Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 502 South Central Avenue
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m164977) HM
69Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 505 South Central Avenue
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m164979) HM
70Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — 511 Pine Street
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 — Map (db m165012) HM
71Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Dr. Farlow House
Laurel's Longest Serving Mayor, 1930s Circa 1880 - 1900Map (db m164976) HM
72Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Fooks-Plummer House
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73Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Gordy-Windsor House
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74Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Memorial Tree[April 7, 2005 shooting]
Dedicated to the honor of and in loving memory of the victims of the April 7, 2005 shooting Jamell Weston (10-3-80 to 4-7-05) • Davondale "Pete" Peters (8-24-76 to 4-7-05) • Marcus Cannon • Carla Green • Marsha Hankerson • Anthony . . . — Map (db m164970) HM
75Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Shepard House
This property contributes to the Laurel Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places 1988 [Additional plaque on the grounds of the house:] Shepard House Circa 1840, 1900 "Wisteria . . . — Map (db m165014) HM
76Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — SC-229 — The Studley House
In the 1830s the oldest portion of this structure, a one-room house, is believed to have been built. The house was enlarged significantly in the 1850s with the addition of a slightly taller story-and-a-half center portion and a full two-story . . . — Map (db m164980) HM
77Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Veterans Memorial Fountain
Dedicated in memory of all U.S. Veterans [Additional plaque on the grounds of the fountain:] Eagle Scout Project Dedicated to all the men and women in the United States Military Services who have faithfully served and those that . . . — Map (db m164972) WM
78Delaware (Sussex County), Laurel — Wooten-Truitt House
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79Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — "Commanders Row"Dedicated in memory of all our Fallen Post Commanders
"When the call to our country was heard, they answered. Self was forgotten in the cause of greater good" — Map (db m164966) WM
80Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — SC-269 — Seaford High School
Seaford High School opened on September 3, 1929 and replaced an older structure that was destroyed by fire on April 1, 1928. Philanthropist P.S. du Pont funded construction of the new state-of-the-art facility at a cost of $300,000. At first, the . . . — Map (db m164963) HM
81Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — The M-113 Armored Personnel CarrierWeight: 22,000 lbs.; Width: 105.75"; Height: 98.25° — Speed: This fully tracked vehicle, depending on what model, can reach speeds up to 40 MPH. —
While this vehicle is not a "tank", it has been adapted with so many types of weapons and upgraded with steel plating, it has been used aggressively. There is usually a 3 man crew and it can carry 11 fully loaded and equipped troops into combat. For . . . — Map (db m164968) HM WM
82Florida (Brevard County), Canaveral National Seashore — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773 - 1777 — Deep South Region —
William Bartram, while residing in Florida in 1776-77, explored Mosquito Lagoon by canoe seeing 11 bears in one day and many deer. — Map (db m164644) HM
83Florida (Brevard County), Canaveral National Seashore — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773 - 1777 — Deep South Region —
William Bartram exploring here in the 1760s collected many new plants and discovered the tropical Zebra Butterfly: Heliconius Charitonius. — Map (db m164647) HM
84Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — "We Have Liftoff"
Experience the thrill of the Space Coast. Rockets carrying spacecraft lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, northeast of Port Canaveral. The Port is the best viewing site for launches. Every U.S. manned space mission and hundreds of . . . — Map (db m164405) HM
85Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Cruise In, Cruise Out
Port Canaveral is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. Millions of passengers pass through the terminals every year on their way to relaxation and adventure. Some cruise liners are homeported here. For others, this is a port of call. . . . — Map (db m164415) HM
86Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — From Village to Mega-Port
Port Canaveral began as a small oil and fishing port. Today, the first-class, deep-water harbor can serve import, export and other industries. Through the years, generations of fishing families have taken their daily catch to market. Some of the . . . — Map (db m164411) HM
87Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Historic Downtown Titusville
Titusville is the oldest community on the Indian River. After the Civil War, Titusville went on to spur the region’s transportation, business and shopping growth. Buildings in the historic area date from 1895 to 1926, when the Florida Land . . . — Map (db m164440) HM
88Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Military at Work in the Port
There’s a strong military presence at the port. The Naval Ordnance Test Unit operates the Navy Port and ballistic missile submarines use the Trident Turning Basin for maintenance. The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force and Military Sealift . . . — Map (db m164399) HM
89Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — Navaho
Prime Contractor: North American Aviation Type: Intercontinental Guided Missile The Navaho was a rocket-launched, air breathing, long-range intercontinental guided missile. The Navaho was considered to have the range, accuracy, and . . . — Map (db m164869) HM WM
90Florida (Brevard County), Cape Canaveral — To and From the Banana River
Florida’s largest lock connects the ocean to the Banana River. Ships, fishing and pleasure boats, barges and even space vehicles use Canaveral Lock to access the Port. Gates on the extra-wide lock open to adjust water levels. This ensures . . . — Map (db m164418) HM
91Florida (Brevard County), Cocoa Beach — Cocoa Beach Pier 1984 Anchor
This anchor was discovered 16 miles off the shore of the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier in 1984 by the late Keith Siegel, a famous local lobster diver, and his brother Brian. Standing 10 ft, 5 in. tall and weighing more than 6,000 lbs. This artifact . . . — Map (db m164170) HM
92Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — A-7E Carrier-based attack-bomberVeterans Memorial Center
Manufacturer: LTV Aerospace Corporation, Dallas TX. Power plant: One 14,250lb Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan. Wing Span 38 ft 9; length, 46 ft 1 ½ in; Height, 16 ft 0 ¾; wing area, 375 sq. ft. Weights: Empty, 19,490 lb; max take off . . . — Map (db m164645) HM
93Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — America’s Women VeteransVeterans Memorial Center
Dedicated by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution with deepest appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices made by America’s Women Veterans — Map (db m164618) WM
94Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — American Revolutionary WarVeterans Memorial Center
1776 Dedicated to all our Patriot Ancestors who Sacrificed their Lives, Families and Fortunes to secure our “Freedom” — Map (db m164676) WM
95Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — Combat Wounded VeteransVeterans Memorial Center
Dedicated to the recipients of the nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind . . . — Map (db m164817) WM
96Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — First Buffalo HuntVeterans Memorial Center
Over three years from 2013-16, Navy veteran Jim McDole, of part Choctaw and Cherokee Heritage, carved this magnificent first buffalo hunt from a large block of fallon Chinese tallow. McDole was a homeless veteran during most of his labors. The . . . — Map (db m164840) WM
97Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — Korean Veterans MemorialVeterans Memorial Center
Has been erected to Honor and Remember All Veterans Who Died and Served in the Cause of Freedom, Preserving Democracy of South Korea 1950 – 1953 – and on Against Communist Aggression Freedom is Not Free . . . — Map (db m164614) WM
98Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — M41 Walker Bulldog American light tankVeterans Memorial Center
Wt: 24 tons 46 mm cannon 45mph Use: reconnaissance Crew: 4 Replaced World War II M24 Chaffee Tank Manufacturer: Cadillac Motor Car Division of GM Production: Cleveland, Ohio 1951-1954 Total Manufactured: 5,467 Worldwide Service . . . — Map (db m164643) HM
99Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — Medal of HonorVeterans Memorial Center
Awarded by the United States of America for “Conspicuous” Gallantry and Intrepidity at the Risk of His or Her Life above and beyond the Call of Duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States. . . . — Map (db m164675) WM
100Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — Operation Desert StormVeterans Memorial Center
Timeline 1990 Aug. 2: Iraq Invades Kuwait Aug. 7: F-15’s Depart to Persian Gulf Aug. 7: USS Independence to Persian Gulf Nov. 8: 200,000 Troops Depart U.S. Nov. 29: U.N. Authorizes Force 1991 Jan. 12: U.S. Congress . . . — Map (db m164667) HM WM

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