“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
944 entries match your criteria. The first 100 are listed. Next 100 ⊳

Markers Published After 5/3/2021

Luverne Historic District image, Touch for more information
By Susan Van Den Bosch, April 29, 2021
Luverne Historic District
1Alabama (Crenshaw County), Luverne — Luverne Historic DistrictCrenshaw County
The historic properties within the Luverne Historic District represent seventy years of history from the 1880s to the late 1940s. This district includes the first commercial businesses in downtown and middle to upper middle-class homes. These . . . Map (db m172462) HM
2Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Foundations of Beehive Coke Ovens
Originally Sloss Furnaces had 120 beehive coke ovens on site, each twelve feet in diameter. (similar to photo) They were called 'beehive' as they had domed ceilings, were built close together to maximize the benefits of their collective heat, . . . Map (db m173373) HM
3Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Historic Black Bath House
Despite being dominated by black labor the industrial workplace was rigidly segregated until the 1960's. Men punched separate time clocks and bathed in separate bath houses. Following the implementation of desegregation laws in the 1960's the black . . . Map (db m173370) HM
4Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Racial Terrorism and Convict Leasing / Racial Violence at Brookside MinesCommunity Remembrance Project
Racial Terrorism and Convict Leasing Thousands of black people were the victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between 1877 and 1950 Lynching was a form of racial terrorism that went beyond only hanging, . . . Map (db m173372) HM
5Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’Memorable Quotes from 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" is the most important written document of the Civil Rights Era. His eloquent justification of the movement and . . . Map (db m173404) HM
6Alabama (Jefferson County), Mount Olive — Graham Cemetery
The Graham Cemetery contains approximately 155 marked burials, with the earliest dating back to 1880. Buried in the cemetery are members of the Graham family, some of the first settlers of the area. Thomas Graham purchased 40 acres of land in the . . . Map (db m173408) HM
7Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rev. Robert S. & Jean GraetzAdvocates for Civil Rights
Robert S. Graetz Jr. was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 1928. He studied theology at Capital University and Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, both in Ohio. Active in organizing campus social justice causes, he was also a member of . . . Map (db m173401) HM
8Arkansas (Clay County), Corning — In Honor and Loving Memory
. . . Map (db m172262) WM
9Arkansas (Little River County), Alleene — Will Reed Farm HomeMuseum Est. 1971
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic places by the United States Department of the Interior. Founders Odessa Smith, Newton Smith, Dan Smith, Thelma Skies, Shelba Clowdis Alleene Birth Place of Chet Lauck The Lum . . . Map (db m172967) HM
10Arkansas (Little River County), Ashdown — Little River County War Memorial
Little River County War Memorial 1917-1918 & 1941-1945. See picture for list of namesMap (db m172969) WM
11Arkansas (Monroe County), Brinkley — 100 West Cyprus Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m172214) HM
12Arkansas (Monroe County), Brinkley — 1921 Brass Bell
1921 brass bell from Farrell Locomotive Works, 1898 - 1994, Brinkley, ArkansasMap (db m172512) HM
13Arkansas (Monroe County), Brinkley — American Legion Memorial
American Legion Memorial Claude Sims Post #69 Brinkley, Arkansas Dedicated 2005 Names not transcribed Sculptor: Roy W. Butler Models from U.S. 6th RCTG BDE, NV-CPT Van Kirk, SFC TovarMap (db m172225) WM
14Arkansas (Monroe County), Brinkley — Willie CobbsSounds from the Soil & Soul — Arkansas Delta Music Trail —
Willie Cobbs was born July 15, 1932 in Smale, a small farming town near Brinkley in Monroe County, Arkansas. Known as an American blues singer, harmonica player, songwriter, and nightclub owner, his recording career has spanned six decades. His . . . Map (db m172846) HM
15Arkansas (Randolph County), Pocahontas — Veterans Memorial
Randolph County will remember These gave all Names not listed World War I We the citizens of Randolph County pay humble tribute to the living and the dead who helped preserve us a free people. World War II May . . . Map (db m172264) WM
16Arkansas (Saline County), Benton — Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial
Kevin N. Morehead • William W. LabadieMap (db m172524) WM
17Arkansas (Saline County), Benton — Persian Gulf War Memorial1991
Dedicated to the men and women of Saline County who served for the cause of freedom We sent our bestMap (db m172523) WM
18Arkansas (St. Francis County), Forrest City — Veterans Memorial
In God we Trust Dedicated to veterans of St. Francis County To the gallant men and women who served their country during Peace time and war with honor. We shall not forgetMap (db m172205) WM
19California (Glenn County), Glenn — William B. Ide’s Public Service
Early California pioneer, member of original Bear Flag Party organized June 1846 in Colusi County, since changed to Colusa. As first and only president of "California Republic", issued, on June 18, 1846, historic proclamation. Held . . . Map (db m172453) HM
20California (Glenn County), Orland — Orland’s Cannons
This 57 mm anti-tank gun M1 was one of 16,000 built between 1941 and 1944 for the U.S. Army. Pulled by an armored half-track, the M1 weapon used armor-piercing ammunition and was widely used in the European theater of operations. It . . . Map (db m173311) HM WM
21California (Glenn County), Orland — Pioneer Homesite
Location of the first frame house in Glenn County. Erected in 1850 by Martin A. Reager and Andrew S.C. Cleek. A stopping place for oxen teams, mule freighters and river boats. Martin Reager farmed this land until 1864. “Westward . . . Map (db m172452) HM
22California (Glenn County), Orland — Simpson Bridge Memorial
Dedicated to the Noah Simpson family, early settlers of Stony Creek Valley. The steel girders that form the arch were part of the original bridge constructed in 1885 and used until 1961. This site overlooks the location of the original bridge . . . Map (db m172451) HM
23California (Glenn County), Willows — Birth of the Air Tanker ProgramDedicated to the Pioneers who started Aerial Firefighting
The first operational air tanker was developed in Willows, by the Willows Flying Service in 1955, at the request of the Fire Control Officer for the Mendocino National Forest. A Boeing Stearman 75 “Caydet” Agricultural Aircraft was . . . Map (db m172450) HM
24California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 16 — Guaranty Building
This Beaux Arts office building was where famous entertainment columnist Hedda Hopper hung her hat. Built in 1923, it was one of several “palaces” of commerce along the Boulevard and was the second building on the Boulevard to meet . . . Map (db m173414) HM
25California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Pueblo de Los AngelesNortheast Corner
This plaque marks the boundary of the original northeast corner of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, founded on September 4, 1781, and established by survey in 1849.Map (db m173074) HM
26California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — El Pueblo de Los AngelesSoutheast Corner
This plaque marks the location of the original southeast corner of El Pueblo Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula as established in 1781.Map (db m173078) HM
27California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 126 — Shakespeare Bridge1926
With Gothic arches and turrets is a picturesque, useful span serving Franklin Avenue. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 126 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m173409) HM
28California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 136 — St. Mary of the Angels Church1930
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 136 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m173406) HM
29California (Orange County), Seal Beach — Water Tower HouseEst. Circa 1892 — Historic Landmark —
The World Famous Water Tower was originally built in the late 1800's to service steam engines that traversed the California Coast. Its replacement was constructed in the 1940's. In the 1980's the structure was in danger of being removed . . . Map (db m173321) HM
30California (San Bernardino County), Mojave National Preserve — Rock HouseMojave National Preserve
While fighting in Europe during World War I, Bert Smith was exposed to poison gasses used during that war. Returning to the U.S. with scarred lungs, Bert eventually moved to the Mojave Desert in the late 1920s. When Bert built his Rock . . . Map (db m172446) HM
31California (San Diego County), San Diego — 127 — Carriage Works, 1890
Constructed to house the wholesale business of Todd and Hawley, which operated here until 1902. Their stock was purchased by Lyons Implement Company, which carried a complete line of Studebaker vehicles, including buggies and wagons. Along with . . . Map (db m172608) HM
32California (San Diego County), San Diego — 13 — Labor Temple Building, 1907
This building was the meeting place for various unions, including those for bartenders, cigar makers, theatrical employees, and the Women Union Labor Leagues. Also home to the San Diego Machine Shop, which operated here for four years during the . . . Map (db m172609) HM
33California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Willie McCovey Cove
The portion of San Francisco Bay located beyond the right field wall of Oracle Park is affectionately known as "WILLIE MCCOVEY COVE” in honor of the Hall of Fame great. One of the most respected and feared hitters in baseball during his 22 . . . Map (db m172978) HM
34California (Tulare County), Springville — Battle Mountain
A long period of unrest between the settlers and Indians of Tulare County erupted in war during the Spring of 1856. Untrue reports that five hundred head of cattle had been stolen in Frazier Valley and the burning of Orson K. Smith's sawmill aroused . . . Map (db m173122) HM
35California (Ventura County), Simi Valley — 40 — Simi Library1930
Community-minded citizens of Simi Valley raised the money for the land, then asked the Ventura County Library system to build this small building. There had been numerous county branches here and there, using a spare room in a church or . . . Map (db m173110) HM
36California (Ventura County), Simi Valley — 93 — Wood Ranch Barns
These barns were built in the 1940s on the 5000-acre cattle ranch in the southwest corner of Simi Valley. The ranch had been known by many names through the years. It was Cañada Verde during Spanish Rancho times, then shortened to the Verde. . . . Map (db m173111) HM
37Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region
The Griffith Lode (2,500 ft. N.E.), later a silver producer, was discovered June 17, 1859, by George W. Griffith, for whom Georgetown was named. Town site claimed June 29, 1860. The Belmont Lode (5.7 miles S.W.), first important silver discovery in . . . Map (db m173244) HM
38Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Cushman Block I, 1872Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
In the fall of 1872, William Cushman was busily erecting two fine brick buildings, one on either side of his bank building. This one, on the west, had its roof completed as workers laid the foundation for the other one. Undoubtedly Cushman leased . . . Map (db m173241) HM
39Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Cushman Block II, 1872/1875Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
William H. Cushman built this imposing brick Italianate commercial building in two phases. He completed the western part as a two-story structure in 1872. Three years later, Cushman built an adjoining three-story edifice on the corner lot; he . . . Map (db m173242) HM
40Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Fish Block, 1889Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Charles R. Fish, a local banker, built this fine structure for his Bank of Clear Creek County. Today the Fish Block is one of the more prominent and substantial brick commercial buildings in town. It is similar in design, though less elaborate in . . . Map (db m173243) HM
41Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — 12 — Hotel de Paris
A Norman inn built in a great silver mining camp by a mysterious Frenchman called Louis Dupuy, opened in 1875, richly furnished from New York ad abroad, it became nationally noted for continental delicacies and the literary bent of its proprietor, a . . . Map (db m173300) HM
42Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Hotel de Paris, 1875-90Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Frenchman Louis Dupuy came to Georgetown in 1870 to seek his fortune in silver mining. A mine accident ended those dreams, and he soon opened the first phase of his extraordinary Hotel de Paris. The hotel, completed in 1890, featured steam heat, hot . . . Map (db m173301) HM
43Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — John Tomay Memorial Library 1924Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
John Tomay came to Georgetown in 1873 to oversee the properties of the Baltimore Tunnel Company. He became an insurance, real estate, and loan agent and remained in Georgetown until his death in 1922. This “large, jovial man” was also . . . Map (db m173302) HM
44Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Star Hook and Ladder Building 1886Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
This firehouse, which features Italianate detailing, originally stored the equipment of the Star Hook and Ladder Company, which had formed in 1874. The “Star Hooks” had acquired a new long fire truck with ladders, hook stakes, and . . . Map (db m173299) HM
45Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
Brothers James F. and Alfred C. Tucker conducted their grocery and provisions business out of this building during the 1870s. They advertised “Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Queens-ware, Clothing, Boots and Shoes.” Here a customer in 1879 . . . Map (db m173240) HM
46Colorado (Larimer County), Livermore — Site of Log Cabin, Colorado1888-1942
A stage station, post office, and hotel, on the route from Fort Collins, by way of Pingree Hill, to Home, Colorado, in the upper Poudre Canyon. In memory of Mildred Payson BeattyMap (db m173076) HM
47Delaware (New Castle County), Montchanin — NC-185 — Village of Montchanin
Settled at the triangular intersection of three roads in the early 19th century by workers from the nearby DuPont Black Powder Mills, this village consisted initially of only 2.4 acres. The Wilmington and Northern Railroad established tracks through . . . Map (db m173287) HM
48Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — The Blue Ball BarnConnecting the Past with the Future
This former dairy barn has been transformed. Today it is a visitor and conference center available for meetings, weddings and other special events. The Blue Ball Barn is home to the Delaware Folk Art Collection, as well as an historical . . . Map (db m173286) HM
49District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — 3 — "We had everything we needed right here."City Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail —
Black businesses sprung up everywhere on U Street in the early 1900s. As racial segregation increased, African Americans in Washington began a tradition of protest. They also responded by creating institutions of there own. In the 25 years . . . Map (db m173377) HM
50Florida (Alachua County), Traxler — Springhill Methodist Church/Traxler, Fla.
Springhill Methodist Church Organized-1860, On the Bellamy Road Present building erected, 1915 Educational annex a part of Bland Church 1956 Traxler, Fla. This community was named Traxler in the late 1880's when . . . Map (db m172727) HM
51Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Catherine Street Fire StationBuilt in 1902
Built ten months after the great Jacksonville Fire of 1901. It serves as the most obvious link between present day Jacksonville and its turn of the century catastrophe, which is still the largest metropolitan fire ever to occur in the South. . . . Map (db m172477) HM
52Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Delius HouseJacksonville University
This house was the home in 1884-1885 of the English composer, Frederick Delius. Until 1961 it stood in Solano Grove, Picolata at which time Mrs. Henry l. Richmond deeded the house and site to the University. The Delius Trust in London and other . . . Map (db m172441) HM
53Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-687 — Douglas Anderson School
In 1922, the Duval County Board of Public Instruction opened South Jacksonville School No.107, the only public school on the southside of Jacksonville for African-American children in grades one through nine. Spearheading the building of this . . . Map (db m172473) HM
54Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Historic Cosmo Community
The Cosmo community is located on the road that during the days of plantations led from the town of Fulton to St. Augustine, Florida. The origin of the Cosmo name remains a mystery but the residents of this small, close-knit black community took . . . Map (db m172514) HM
55Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola Beach — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777 — Deep South Region —
In 1775 William Bartram described Pensacola's natural harbor safe and large enough to shelter all the the Navies of Europe.Map (db m172603) HM
56Florida (Leon County), Miccosukee — Miccosukee United Methodist ChurchNational Register of Historic Places
Miccosukee United Methodist Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Est. 1928 — Built 1876Map (db m172646) HM
57Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-1044 — Site of the Pittman Boarding House/Willie and Carrie Pittman
Site of Pittman Boarding House In 1947, Willie and Carrie Pittman purchased this lot at 1447 South Bronough Street from Fred and Clara Carrol for the price of $10. Soon after, the Pittmans built a two-story, 13-room, wood-frame house on the . . . Map (db m172640) HM
58Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-1112 — Trinity United Methodist Church
Methodists formed Tallahassee's first religious organization, which later became Trinity United Methodist Church. They first met in the Myers home on September 28, 1824.Of the ten attendees, six were white and four were black. A city block, at the . . . Map (db m172645) HM
59Florida (Madison County), Greenville — F-183 — The Town of Greenville(Frontier Sandy Ford)
Begun as Sandy Ford, 1850, Samuel Williams was the first postmaster in 1854. Called Station 5 on the Pensacola-Georgia R.R., the name Greenville, for Greenville, S.C., came in the 1860's. Elijah Hays helped its expansion after 1876. Incorporated in . . . Map (db m172571) HM
60Florida (Madison County), Lee — Middle Florida Missionary Baptist Association/Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
The Middle Florida Baptist Association was formed at Macedonia Church, November 9, 1900, by a group of churches formerly in The Florida Association. Reverend, J.T. Farnell was the First . . . Map (db m173106) HM
61Florida (Madison County), Madison — Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr.
This Post Office is dedicated to the memory of Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr. who served his country and his men with distinction and bravery, giving his life in the Pacific December 1941 Established by an Act of Congress July . . . Map (db m172574) HM WM
62Florida (Nassau County), Callahan — Skirmish of American Revolution
June 30th, 1778, a force of 300 American Cavalry commanded by Colonel Elijah Clarke, participating in General Robert Howe's invasion of Florida, attacked a column of British at this place (Alligator Creek Bridge), but were unable to penetrate the . . . Map (db m172581) HM
63Florida (Nassau County), Fernandina Beach — Florida HouseJosé Martí — 1853-1895 —
. . . Map (db m172850) HM
64Florida (Putnam County), Palatka — F-83 — Palatka
Established as a trading post in 1821, the settlement was burned in the Seminole War (1836). In 1838, the U.S. Government constructed Fort Shannon which served as a garrison, supply depot and hospital for the forts in the southern area of Florida. . . . Map (db m172826) HM
65Florida (Wakulla County), St. Marks — The Old Store on the Wakulla River1784-1804
[front side] St. Marks was the only settlement along this coast at the time of the American Revolution and became economically important after the war. In 1784, Panton, Leslie & Company set up a store along the west bank of the Wakulla . . . Map (db m172510) HM
66Georgia (Barrow County), Winder — Marbury Creek Watershed ProjectProviding Flood Prevention, Watershed Protection, Recreation, Municipal and Industrial Water
Built under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act 83rd Congress — 1954 by Barrow County, Georgia Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District City Government of Winder Department of State Parks of Georgia with . . . Map (db m173170) HM
67Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — The Reversed TrenchPine Knob Battle
Constructed and manned by Confederate infantry on June 15, 1864 the location of this trench enabled the southerners to deliver a deadly flank fire into the right of Geary’s division (20th Army Corps) as it approached the principal line of . . . Map (db m172494) HM
68Georgia (DeKalb County), Decatur — 44-3 — The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Decatur
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was sentenced here, at the site of the former DeKalb Building, on October 25, 1960, to four months of hard labor for protesting segregation with the Atlanta Student Movement at a Rich's Department Store dining room. . . . Map (db m173323) HM
69Georgia (Dougherty County), Albany — St. Teresa's Catholic Church
St. Teresa's Church was constructed in 1859-1860, on land given by Col. Nelson Tift, founder of Albany. It is the oldest church building in Albany and the oldest Catholic church in Georgia still in use. The bricks were handmade by laborers on the . . . Map (db m172726) HM
70Georgia (Grady County), Cairo — Zebulon TheaterCairo, Georgia — 15 April 1936 —
The Oldest of Three Single Screen Movie Theaters In Georgia Marked by John Lee of Nansemond Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century 15 April 2020Map (db m172570) HM
71Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — De Soto
with 500 Spanish and Portugese soldiers and with 200 Cherokee burden bearers passed here about May 30th 1540 twenty six years before the founding of St. AugustineMap (db m173169) HM
72Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Andersonville National Cemetery
This cemetery began as a burial place for the 12,920 Union soldiers who died in the nearby prison camp. The orderly rows and peaceful setting contrast with the misery and disease within that stockade. When Andersonville National Cemetery was . . . Map (db m173060) HM
73Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — In Memory of ...Andersonville National Historic Site
After the Civil War, people wanted to preserve Civil War sites and remember fallen soldiers. At Andersonville, the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic (LGAR) and the Women's Relief Corps led these efforts. They encouraged states to place . . . Map (db m173064) HM
74Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Massive Monuments
In 1911 the state of New York erected this granite monument to honor its troops who died in Andersonville prison. Large monuments were a fashion of the time, built on a scale that would symbolize the prisoners' enormous sacrifice.There are twelve . . . Map (db m173067) HM
75Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — New York State MonumentAndersonville National Cemetery
New York This monument, erected by The State of New York, commemorates the patriotism, sacrifices and fortitude of about nine thousand New York soldiers of the Union armies in the War of the Rebellion who were confined in the . . . Map (db m173246) HM WM
76Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Prisoner Burials
The prisoners' headstones are only inches apart. As the death rate at Andersonville escalated to 100 per day, officials abandoned the use of pine-box coffins and had the bodies buried shoulder to shoulder in trenches. At first only numbered stakes . . . Map (db m173069) HM
77Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — The Unknown Soldier
The Union dead in this section did not die in Andersonville prison. Buried in haste on battlefields in central and southwest Georgia, many of these soldiers were never identified. There was no system of military "dog tags" during the Civil War. A . . . Map (db m173071) HM
78Georgia (Mitchell County), Camilla — The Spirit of Camilla
The Spirit of Camilla engine was built by Baldwin of Eddystone, PA, for Brooks-Scalon Corp., a lumber company in Foley, FL, and delivered in April 1925. Designated Engine #9, the oil-fired engine was later purchased by Foley Lumber Co., which sold . . . Map (db m172790) HM
79Georgia (Sumter County), Americus — 129-1 — Sumter County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 26, 1831, is named for Gen. Thomas Sumter of South Carolina who fought in the French & Indian Wars and Revolution. At Andersonville was located the famous and unjustly criticized Confederate . . . Map (db m172817) HM
80Georgia (Sumter County), Americus — 129-4 — Sumter County in the Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for protesting racial segregation in Albany on December 16, 1961, and held in the Sumter County jail. Kings arrest dovetailed with community and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) efforts to . . . Map (db m172819) HM
81Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — African American Heritage Site
The African American Heritage Site preserves one of North Georgia’s few surviving slave dwellings and interprets the lives of black people in bondage in Appalachia before the Civil War. Framed by 19th century landscaping and displaying antebellum . . . Map (db m173162) HM
82Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — Blacksmith ShopAfrican American Heritage Site
Essential to settlers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, many small farm blacksmith shops dotted the landscape in these hills and valleys. Larger industrial foundries and commercial blacksmith shops were located at intersections of commerce, . . . Map (db m173157) HM
83Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — Cooling Vat
Slaves quarried and hand-chiseled this two-ton stone trough. Cool water preserved perishable foods, such as butter, cream and milk, in clay pots on the shelves of this 19th century refrigerator. Slave labor contributed to the settlement of this area . . . Map (db m173154) HM
84Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — Emancipation WallAfrican American Heritage Site
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, legally freeing slaves in rebellious states and regions controlled by Union forces. According to oral tradition, E.P. Williams stood on a rock wall surrounding his home to read . . . Map (db m173153) HM
85Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — MillstonesAfrican American Heritage Site
Quarriers cut millstone blanks from an exposed ledge of gneiss rock adjacent to Mill Rock Branch, a small stream at the upper end of Sautee Valley. They used hardened steel hammers known as mill picks to cut grooves (lands) and ridges to shape the . . . Map (db m173155) HM
86Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — Slave DwellingAfrican American Heritage Site
The Nacoochee slave cabin is one of only a few slave dwellings to survive in Georgia. Built on a stacked stone foundation and framed with hand-hewn timbers and lumber bearing the telltale marks of a sash saw, it saw for more than 150 years on the . . . Map (db m173152) HM
87Georgia (White County), Sautee Nacoochee — Slave Garden
Many masters allowed their slaves to work a garden patch near their dwellings for personal consumption, to supplement limited rations, or to sell surplus produce to acquire “luxury” items like fish hooks or farm tools. Slaves cultivated . . . Map (db m173156) HM
88Hawaii (Hawaii County), Kailua-Kona — Birthplace of Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III1814 - 1854
Kauikeaouli was born within this enclosure March 17, 1814 the second son of Kamehameha I and Keopuolani. His reign (1825-1854) was the longest in the history of the Kingdom. While a minor, his kingdom knew the firm regency of Queen Ka'ahumanu, . . . Map (db m172848) HM
89Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waimea — Pu'ukoholā HeiauPu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Build a heiau on Pu'ukohola, the "hill of the whale," dedicate it to your war god, and you will achieve your dream — you will rule the islands. Responding to this prophecy told by Kapoukahi, a famous seer, Kamehameha built the . . . Map (db m172849) HM
90Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi ShoshoneLewis and Clark in Lemhi County
This community is named for a great man: Tendoy, chief of the Lemhi Shoshone from 1863 to 1907. During the Nez Perce, Bannock and Sheepeater troubles of the 1870s, Tendoy preserved the peace in Lemhi County. In gratitude, prominent local settlers . . . Map (db m172862) HM
91Illinois (Cook County), Matteson — Matteson, IllinoisThe Lincoln Highway in Illinois
Transportation has always played a vital role in the growth of Matteson, which sits at the crossroads of America's first transcontinental road, The Lincoln Highway, and the Illinois Central Railroad. The Mahler family was instrumental in bringing . . . Map (db m172983) HM
92Illinois (Cook County), Park Forest — Park Forest, IllinoisProclamation of Route of The Lincoln Highway
In order to construct a paved highway across America it was necessary to english nationwide, public support for the first coast-to-coast roadway. It was decided the highway would be dedicated to the martyred President Abraham Lincoln. Naming this . . . Map (db m172987) HM
93Illinois (Cook County), Sauk Village — Sauk Village
Portions of the Lincoln Highway were first established by identifying existing roads to be paved. The Sauk Trail from the eastern Illinois border westbound through Sauk Village was designated as a section of the original route, including the . . . Map (db m172979) HM
94Illinois (Cook County), South Chicago Heights — Dedicated to Adam Brown
First Permanent Settler Sauk Trail & Vincennes Road 1883 Designated Brown's Corners Village of South Chicago Heights May 19, 2003 Map (db m172992) HM
95Illinois (DuPage County), Lombard — 33 — Votes For WomenRoad To The 19th Amendment
On April 6, 1891, attorney Ellen Martin & 14 women voted in Lombard election asserting town charter gave right to all citizens of voting age.Map (db m173085) HM
96Illinois (Mercer County), Aledo — Lest We Forget
Lest we forget World War I Anderson, Frank E. · Anderson, Henry · Dunn, Berl · Erickson, Gustaf W. · Fisher, Everett · Holdsworth, Robert · Johnson, Gilbert · Landrith, William Roy · Lee Charles H. · McGee Floyd D. · Norris George · Streets Edward . . . Map (db m171276) WM
97Illinois (Monroe County), Columbia — Immaculate Conception Church340 S Main St — Historic Main Street —
Immaculate Conception Church was built in 1866 on land purchased for $600 from Henry Schumacher in 1863. The church was dedicated December 12, 1867by Bishop Juncker. The building was remodeled in 1904, and the improvement included the installation . . . Map (db m172805) HM
98Illinois (Monroe County), Columbia — Pfeffer Mercantile Store402-418 S Main St. — Historic Main Street —
This large frame building was the location of the Emil Pfeffer Mercantile Store. An open porch extended across the entire front of the building and wrapped around the north side. The Weilbacher family acquired this building in the 1920s and called . . . Map (db m172804) HM
99Illinois (Perry County), Pinckneyville — Illinois Baptist State Association
In the frame building that stood on this site, the Illinois Baptist State Association was organized, January 31, 1907, by messengers from 226 churches. Officers elected were: Moderator R.H. Flannigan; Ass't Moderator, J.K. Trovillion; Secretary . . . Map (db m173405) HM
100Illinois (Randolph County), Baldwin — In Honor of Veterans of All Wars
Nicholas Laufer American Legion Post 619 In Honor of Veterans of All WarsMap (db m172427) WM

944 entries matched your criteria. The first 100 are listed above. Next 100 ⊳
May. 17, 2021