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Markers Published After 9/14/2021
By James L.Whitman, August 18, 2021
Salem Baptist Church Marker
|This Church was organized August 3,1868, under a brush arbor, by Elias John McLendon and John Bradley.The first building was log house near the cemetery west of the Edd Dykes's place. First known as "Antioch" the church was later named Salem. On . . . — — Map (db m182138) HM|
| The A. A. Miller Dam Built in 1925 for the first Hydro Electric power in North Alabama. Lower Plaque Memorial cairn erected by William A. (Bill) Wise Grandson of A. A. Miller — — Map (db m182069) HM|
|Two regional airlines founded here in the mid-1930's, eventually merged with Alaska Airlines. In that sense, they still serve Juneau today. Each began as a one-plane flying company.
Sheldon “Shell” Simmons' Alaska Air Transport Company was . . . — — Map (db m181843) HM|
|Because Juneau cannot be reached by road, the waterfront has always been Juneau's doorway to the outside world. Today travelers and freight continue to arrive at this waterfront by sea and air.
The first vessels on the Gastineau Channel were the . . . — — Map (db m181775) HM|
|The waterfront was the center of regional air transportation because float-planes were so well-suited for reaching the outlying places they served. There is little flat terrain in Southeast Alaska, and it was hard to find a place for a wheeled . . . — — Map (db m181803) HM|
|Although most materials needed by the historic mining industry came in downtown, one important commodity was off-loaded at the Dupont Dock, about 5 miles south of town. Dynamite was considered too much of a threat to deliver to the town's commercial . . . — — Map (db m181783) HM|
|Will Rogers & Wiley Post. Wiley Post was a famed aviator who, in 1935, flew into Juneau with Will Rogers, a humorist much loved by the American public. The two friends were on a private adventure trip in Post's plane. After spending several days in . . . — — Map (db m181846) HM|
|Between 1929 and 1932, passengers could fly between Juneau's waterfront and downtown Seattle on scheduled weekly flights of Alaska-Washington Consolidated Airways. The fare was $105.
Juneau's harbor was home to three pioneer flying companies that . . . — — Map (db m181821) HM|
|Local ferries once plied a triangular route linking Juneau, Douglas, and Thane. These three communities, each centered on a major mine, eventually merged into one. In 1935, a bridge was constructed linking Douglas Island with the mainland.
In . . . — — Map (db m181794) HM|
|Steamships brought passengers as well as goods. During the heyday of steam travel, there was a ship at the dock almost every day. In 1918, the Canadian Pacific Line's Princess Sophia was bound for this harbor when the ship foundered on a reef . . . — — Map (db m181792) HM|
|The U.S. Navy's arrival in Juneau quickly followed the discovery of gold. Upon receiving word of the 1880 strike, the navy dispatched a steam launch, which anchored in the harbor. Disembarking here was a naval detachment under the command of Lt. . . . — — Map (db m181802) HM|
|Waterfront cold storage buildings supported the fishing industry while warehouses stored the freight that came and went. All goods coming into town — from the nuts and bolts of industry to walnuts and bolts of calico — were offloaded here. Outbound . . . — — Map (db m181784) HM|
|The cultural traditions and stylistic glories of Northwest Coast Native artists go back centuries. But the historical period of (obscured) and curating — mainly by non-Natives — is relatively short. Totem poles by tradition were private . . . — — Map (db m182030) HM|
|Ketchikan's notorious Creek Street, early Alaska's most infamous red-light district, still retains traces of the gaudy rouge of a half-century of speakeasies and sporting women. Here the fame of Black Mary, Thelma Baker and Dolly Arthur outlived . . . — — Map (db m182103) HM|
|The Christian cross was planted in Ketchikan's shoreline in 1897, when the settlement was only a creekside collection of Native homes and a trading site for the first white businessman in the area. The missionary priest who staked an ecclesiastical . . . — — Map (db m182004) HM|
|Laws restricting Chinese and Japanese immigration in the 1920s resulted in a wave of Filipinos coming to work in Ketchikan's booming canneries. These “Alaskeros,” as they called themselves, began to live here permanently and make long-lasting . . . — — Map (db m182101) HM|
|At the turn of the century, Ketchikan's pioneer townsite sprouted up from the base of a rugged, uncleared rocky mountainside where it meets deep tidewater. The downtown business district was literally built upon pilings and planked decking, with . . . — — Map (db m181910) HM|
|The Politics of Prohibition pitted the U. S. Constitution's well-meaning 18th Amendment — which banned the manufacture, sale or transportation of liquor — against the ingenuity of the moonshiners and bootleggers who found ways to satisfy the . . . — — Map (db m182102) HM|
|In spite of its more respectable Stedman Street address, this building — along with its Creek Street neighbors — was one of the earliest houses of prostitution, built soon after the Town Council banned prostitution to this side of the Creek. . . . — — Map (db m182042) HM|
|Shipments of iced halibut from Ketchikan to outside markets was pioneered by F.J. Hunt and H.C. Strong, following similar successful methods with salmon, and a thriving business was built through the construction of two large cold storage plants . . . — — Map (db m181914) HM|
|On this site over 100 years ago, a 22-foot waterwheel turned, creaked, and groaned to power the Ketchikan Shingle Mill. It was an ingenious creation of pioneer Austin “Ott” Inman.
Inman and his partner, Charles Borch, first used the mill as a . . . — — Map (db m182074) HM|
|The Revenue Cutter McCulloch is docked near Northern Machine Works (left) and a Japanese barkentine is at anchor on the south end of the wharf near the Ketchikan Spruce Mills (right) to purchase fish. Also visible is St. John's Episcopal . . . — — Map (db m181984) HM|
|Adventurous Japanese-Americans George and Yayoko Shimizu immigrated to Ketchikan in search of opportunity. Around 1903, they opened the New York Café on downtown Front Street.
Ketchikan was divided racially then. Whites lived north of Ketchikan . . . — — Map (db m182073) HM|
| Around 1900, adventurous Japanese pioneer George Ohashi came to Ketchikan and opened the New York Café on Front Street. This was the beginning of a three-generation Ohashi family career of entrepreneurial activities.
In 1907, Ohashi built this . . . — — Map (db m182044) HM|
|For thousands of years, water has been the common highway for all Northwest Coast Natives. Living at the edge of dense rain forests of great cedar, spruce, and hemlock along one of the world's richest sea coasts, their dependence upon seafood . . . — — Map (db m181977) HM|
|A city arose at the mouth of Ketchikan Creek early in the 20th century, where Native people had camped for uncountable centuries to fish and hunt, houses, stores, hotels and sawmills uprooted the rainforest skyline in a sort of land-rush flurry of . . . — — Map (db m182027) HM|
|E pluribus funum
Independence Day was a bang-up community affair in early-day Ketchikan. In the midst of busy summertime, the Stars and Stripes provided a common denominator for diverse frontier folk. July Fourth inspired considerable . . . — — Map (db m181996) HM|
|One of Ketchikan's oldest buildings and the Territory of Alaska's only registered brothel.
Infamous owner “Black Mary” Thomas added a dance hall with an inlaid star in the floor, giving the building its name.
Thelma Baker Graham bought the . . . — — Map (db m182087) HM|
|Hundreds of proud sailing vessels once plied Alaskan waters, but the passing of the wail was swift & complete. As the new Era of the Steamship began to dominate the sea lanes in the late 1890's, Alaska's booming early salmon trade inspired the . . . — — Map (db m181943) HM|
| Across the great divide: Stedman started apart
Ketchikan Creek formed a dividing line in Ketchikan in the early 1900s. To the north, white pioneers' homes, schools and churches stair-stepped up the hill and businesses crowded the waterfront. . . . — — Map (db m182050) HM|
|Kichirobei (“Jimmy”) Tatsuda and his wife, Sen Seike, started a combination grocery store, pool hall, tobacco shop and boarding house in 1910.
In 1916, the Tatsudas opened their first grocery store in a nearby building. It was truly a family . . . — — Map (db m182093) HM|
Ketchikan Historical Commission — — Map (db m181928) HM|
|Stedman Street was a congenial place for Japanese immigrants and their families up to the 1940s. Japanese-born miners, fishermen, laborers and entrepreneurs settled across the creek from downtown and founded families. Japanese-Americans from the . . . — — Map (db m182058) HM|
Ketchikan Historical Commission — — Map (db m181929) HM|
| Our fire department: From buckets to pumpers
Ketchikan Fire Department started in 1900 with a bucket brigade. You were a member if you had a bucket and could carry it full of water. Such rudimentary protection was inadequate in a bustling . . . — — Map (db m181985) HM|
|“Thundering Wings” — the title of local master carver Nathan Jackson's magnificent cedar monument, depicts the Tlingit native origin of Ketchikan's name, as told by Chief Reynold Denny of the Beaver Clan:
“About three hundred years ago the . . . — — Map (db m181908) HM|
|Prior to the 1870s, only a hardy handful of explorers, traders, whalers and sealers worked Alaska's rugged coastline. Following the 1867 purchase of the Territory from Russia, regular boat service from U.S. ports to Sitka began on a monthly . . . — — Map (db m181965) HM|
A founder of Lafayette County
First governor of Arkansas
In 1823 James Sevier Conway began a successful plantation in the rich soils near the Red River. In 1826 he married Mary Jane Bradley, a beautiful young women who had moved to the . . . — — Map (db m181517) HM|
The Spring Bank Ferry operated on the Red River connection Miller and Lafayette counties via state Highway 160. This ferry is recorded in history as being the oldest operating ferry in southwest Arkansas.
According to records from Mrs. Kelly . . . — — Map (db m181760) HM|
This plaque placed in honor of
William Richardson Blanton •
James Deas Blanton •
William "Kelley" Blanton, Sr. •
William "Kelley" Blanton, Jr.
Owners/Operators of the Spring Bank Ferry — — Map (db m181621) HM|
This land, known as Ukraina, was once the home of Ukrainian expatriate Father Agapius Honcharenko and his wife Albina.
The quotation above, which once greeted visitors here,
expresses the essence of his social reform beliefs. . . . — — Map (db m182185) HM|
Through the collective recognition of the Community of Nations
expressed within the Principles of the
Convention concerning Protection of the World
Cultural and Natural Heritage, Redwood National Park
has been designated a
World Heritage . . . — — Map (db m182011) HM|
|After hearing about the Gold Rush in 1848, Henry
Wade joined the Bennett-Arcan Wagon Party and was
among the first group to reach California through
Death Valley's Desolation Canyon. Wade built this
"Round the Horn" House ca. 1851 out of . . . — — Map (db m178924) HM|
|Alfred Packer was born on January 21, 1842, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War and was discharged in June 1863 for epilepsy. Packer traveled to the Rockies and worked for the mines for 9 years. In . . . — — Map (db m182105) HM|
|First fielded by the U. S. Army in the Vietnam War in April 1962, the APC M113 was widely used. Nicknamed "The Green Dragon" by the enemy Viet Cong, it originally was designed to provide troop transportation. It found higher use in breaking through . . . — — Map (db m182057) HM|
| Chief's Village at Sand Creek
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Village at Sand Creek was a
Chief's village with 33 chiefs and headmen present. To be
a chief in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes is to undertake
a responsibility so vast only . . . — — Map (db m181887) HM WM|
| Cheyenne Peace Chief Black Kettle As the soldiers' gunfire increased, and artillery began
firing deadly salvos toward the village, Black Kettle
remained in camp. In a final show of desperate hope,
the chief hoisted an American and . . . — — Map (db m182290) HM WM|
| Some Soldiers Refuse to Fight Shortly after opening fire on the village, 1st Regiment
soldiers moved along both sides of the village. Cpt. Soule
and Lt. Cramer led their men west, around the fighting,
and purposefully did not . . . — — Map (db m181873) HM|
| Farmhand to Cattle Baron Eugene Rourke was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1849 in Wicklon
County, Ireland. The younger of 10 children, Eugene and his
family immigrated to La Salle, Illinois in 1852. Tragically, his
parents died . . . — — Map (db m181884) HM|
|The Rourke Ranch Historic District, listed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 2000, is a striking example of a late
19th century cattle ranching enterprise. The ranch played a significant role in the settlement and . . . — — Map (db m181947) HM|
|Bent's New Fort links the continuous story of
southeastern Colorado-from the development of the
Santa Fe Trail, to the occupation of Bent's Old Fort, to
the construction of Fort Wise, to the disintegration of
human relationships following the . . . — — Map (db m181871) HM|
| The Pequot War was the first major conflict between Native Americans and Europeans in northeastern North America. It began in September 1636, lasted eleven months, and involved thousands of Native and English peoples who fought several major . . . — — Map (db m181994) HM|
| Saybrook and the Collegiate School English settlers arrived in Saybrook in 1635 and for the next several years endured warfare with the native peoples, the loss of approximately half the population to settle Norwich, and the hardship of . . . — — Map (db m182035) HM|
|Connecticut Valley Railroad
Roundhouse & Turntable Site
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
April 28, 1994 — — Map (db m182038) HM|
| History of Saybrook Colony
Saybrook Colony was established at the mouth of the Connecticut River, about 1/2 mile from this location, by English Puritans in 1635 under the leadership of Lieutenant Lion Gardiner who built a fort and laid out a . . . — — Map (db m182001) HM|
|This Property has been
Placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
c 1737 — — Map (db m181997) HM|
|The First Site
Removed 1716 — — Map (db m182007) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m181998) HM|
| The Connecticut State Charter for the Connecticut Valley Railroad was obtained July 17, 1868. Surveys for the right of way, largely following the banks of the Connecticut River from Hartford to Saybrook Point, were completed in 1869. Track . . . — — Map (db m182039) HM|
|Near Here Was
The First Site of
Founded in 1701
Known then as
The Collegiate School
Removed in 1716
( back )
The heirs of Alfred F. Wolcott purchased and gave this site to the Town of Old Saybrook on April 1914 . . . — — Map (db m182032) HM|
To the memory of
the war dead of
Business and Roosevelt High Schools
"…who more than self their country loved."
Adams, Robert '43 •
Allen, Merlin '40 •
Altman, Albert '41 •
Andrews, Burt '38 •
Andrews, Joseph . . . — — Map (db m181921) WM|
|Here were the lots acquired on October 3, 1798 by General George Washington and on which he built two brick dwellings from designs by Dr. William Thornton. A dwelling remodeled from the two dwellings was owned and occupied by Admiral Charles Wilkes . . . — — Map (db m181817) HM|
|Listed in the
National Register of Historic Places, was the first Black Episcopal church built in the City of Washington.
Saint Mary’s represents a landmark in the history of the Black American struggle for equal rights and human dignity, . . . — — Map (db m182173) HM|
|Nationals Park opened in April 2008 as the 42,000 seat home for the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and a catalyst for the Capitol Riverfront and the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) framework Plan. Situated on 17 acres of land, Nationals . . . — — Map (db m182141) HM|
It was August 27, 1960, a day that became known as “Ax Handle Saturday.” The violent attack was in response to peaceful lunch counter demonstrations organized by the Jacksonville Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of . . . — — Map (db m181942) HM|
| The 5”38 is considered the best intermediate caliber dual purpose gun of World War II. It was in service from 1934 throughout the 1990s. In the naval gun measurement system the size of the gun is expressed as the diameter of its bore and the . . . — — Map (db m181480) WM|
|In 1951 the Army awarded a contract to the Ford Motor Co. for the design and development of a completely new 1/4 ton vehicle to replace the current M38 and M38A1 Jeep. After extensive testing of prototypes and preproduction models, the M151 went . . . — — Map (db m181404) HM|
The grateful citizens and community of Clay County remember those who served in the arm forces of the United States during times of war and peace. Whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and preserved our liberty.
. . . — — Map (db m181750) WM
| “We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.”
President George W. Bush
Since the attack against the United States on 11 September 2001, the Florida National Guard has protected our nation’s security and provided combat . . . — — Map (db m181554) WM|
|Somewhere along the shores of Tampa Bay during the summer of 1549, Catholic priest (from the Dominican Order) Fray Luis Cancer de Barbastro, fellow Dominican priest Fray Diego de Tolosa, and an oblate named Fuentes, were killed by a group of local . . . — — Map (db m182183) HM|
|Alfred Rehbaum, Sr., came to Mount Dora in 1915 from Cincinnati, Ohio. Rehbaum was 20 in 1915 when he was hired by J.P. Donnelly to mange Donnelly's hardware store. Rehbaum later bought the business and renamed it Rehbaum's Hardware from the Mount . . . — — Map (db m182171) HM|
| Flagler Park, formerly known as City Park, has been an important public space in West Palm Beach since the founding of the community. The town site for West Palm Beach was laid out in 1893 as a grid pattern of streets running north - south and . . . — — Map (db m181816) HM|
The First United Methodist Church of Geneva was organized November 17, 1877 as the Lake Harney Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The first meeting was held in the log school house west of the Geneva Cemetery, others . . . — — Map (db m181931) HM|
|In honor of all veterans and their families who serve the armed forces of the United States of America, at home and abroad, to protect our country’s values, freedoms and defend democracy around the world.
Your heroism and loyalty will be . . . — — Map (db m181936) WM|
| The three mineral springs located just west of here along the Little Wekiva River are its main source of water. Indians and white settlers found the cool 72 degree spring water a healing and refreshing destination, enjoying the Springs in their . . . — — Map (db m181818) HM|
The migrant settlement of Midway/Canaan City was established for blacks during the celery boom of the 1920’s. However, a few blacks were residing in the area as early as 1865 - 1890. Much of Midway’s population were delivered by . . . — — Map (db m181850) HM|
By 1909 Victor Schmalz's shell mound, located west of the entrance to the Central Florida Zoological Park, had been excavated, the road material hauled by wagon to a railroad siding at Monroe, and loaded on railroad cars. . . . — — Map (db m181826) HM|
|First Georgia Chapter Future Farmers of America was located at Statham Consolidated High School, Statham, Georgia.
Organized October 1928 and chartered by State Association January 16, 1929.
William R. Bowdoin, President . . . — — Map (db m181830) HM|
|The Resaca Confederate Cemetery is located 1/2 mile east of this spot
This marker is given and placed by the Gordon County Chapter No. 932, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
This marks the battlefield of Mar. 1864 — — Map (db m182264) HM|
|Dedicated in honor and memory of another remarkable Soldier who placed our freedom in front of his personal interest for the benefit of this great nation, for which we all will be forever grateful.
Major Kevin Jenrette, a resident of Lula, . . . — — Map (db m182206) HM|
|Solicitor General of the Piedmont Judicial Circuit
Hoard was killed by a car bomb August 7, 1967, while aggressively prosecuting organized crime within the circuit.
"We now realize that the preserver of law and order is courage and that . . . — — Map (db m181823) HM|
"Lest We Forget."
Erected by U.D.C. Chapter 1217, Jefferson, GA. 1911.
To our Confederate Soldiers — — Map (db m182260) WM|
|In commemoration of the establishment of the Dahlonega Mint
Here, in 1838, the United States Government established a branch mint. By 1861, when taken over by the Confederacy, it had minted $6,115,569 in gold coins. The building, . . . — — Map (db m182203) HM|
|Est: 6 November 1844
Blue Mountain Lodge #38 has been the sole owner of this lot since purchasing it in 1857 for the sum of $175.00. It is one of the oldest continuously owned parcels of land in Dahlonega. The second story of the frame . . . — — Map (db m182205) HM|
Cotton and Fertilizer
Ed R. Hart, Sr., Owner
1947 - 1979
This building donated to the city of Colbert by the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hart, Sr. in 2003
Mr. and Mrs. Hart were civic-minded . . . — — Map (db m180870) HM|
|In memory of the 400+ gallant Madison County Confederates who sacrificed so much for Southern independence
"The Madison County Greys"
Company "E" . . . — — Map (db m182259) WM|
The 130 acres comprising this park were donated in 1968 to the state of Georgia in memory of Morris M. Bryan by the Jefferson Mills, Inc. which he founded in 1916.
He acquired this property for his company in 1932. It produced electric . . . — — Map (db m181751) HM|
—Surrounding you underneath are the graves of these nine people as well as those of several unknown individuals.
"I visited this burial place just at the close of a calm, clear summer evening, when the sun was sending back his last . . . — — Map (db m181849) HM|
"As she walked out in the fields, she taught her joyous flock the lessons of wisdom from the great book of nature spread open before them."
Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1762, missionary Anna Rosina Kliest was described as . . . — — Map (db m181960) HM|
|Charles R. Hicks was one of the most influential Cherokee leaders of the early 19th century. Born in 1767 at Tomatly on the Hiawassee River, he was the son of a white trader named Nathan Hicks and a Cherokee woman of the wolf clan named Nancy Broom. . . . — — Map (db m182201) HM|
"The day at Springplace began with all students up and dressed and kneeling in prayer. After breakfast, school was in session until lunch. The students spent the hours until late afternoon helping with various tasks around the . . . — — Map (db m181848) HM
|The Moravian Mission to the Cherokee Indians was erected near this spot on the Tellico Trail
1801 • 1931 — — Map (db m181845) HM|
This tribute is to a man who dedicated his life to the town and citizens of Bogart and Oconee County.
He generated respect and honor from his community and from the individuals whose lives he touched.
He served 35 years as an educator, eight of . . . — — Map (db m180654) HM|
|Located on this site was the frontier town of Florence, which was incorporated on December 14, 1837 after the Creek Indians burned the nearby town of Roanoke in 1836. Florence was originally named Liverpool after the English port city. For many . . . — — Map (db m182134) HM WM|
|When Challis National Forest was established in 1908, this site became an administrative center. Early log Ranger Stations stood here from 1909 to 1932.
Expanding Forest Service responsibilities led to construction of a larger ranger . . . — — Map (db m182177) HM|
(Modern Dance Pioneer)
(1931 - 1989)
Born in poverty in rural Texas, where racial segregation was still in full force, Alvin Ailey grew into a gifted choreographer who drew inspiration from African American culture and . . . — — Map (db m182292) HM|
Fr. Mychal Judge
"The Saint of 9/11"
(1933 - 2001)
"Lord, take me where you want me to go. Let me meet who you want me to meet. Tell me
what you want me to say. And keep me out of your way."
– Fr. Mychal Judge
Fr. . . . — — Map (db m182060) HM|
(Bisexual Mexican Artist)
1907 - 1954
As a child Frida Kahlo was deeply affected by the armed struggles she witnessed on the streets of Mexico City; so much so that later in her life she would claim 1910 – the official . . . — — Map (db m182068) HM|
Lesbian U.S. Feminist, Activist and Author
(1930 - 1965)
Born the daughter of a middle class Chicago businessman, Lorraine Hansberry’s life in many ways mirrored her art and dedication to social justice. After . . . — — Map (db m181847) HM|
Melissia Ann Elam Home
Henry L. Newhouse, Architect
This Chateauesque mansion was purchased in the 1920s by Melissia Ann Elam, who [illegible] in Chicago. — — Map (db m181855) HM|
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