When Western High School—today the Duke Ellington School for the Arts—was built in 1898. African Americans in the Old Brinetown neighborhood around 35th Street and Reservoir Road were displaced to create housing for white families. The expansion of . . . — — Map (db m198645) HM
When the blockhouse ceased to exist, the site of Fort Dobbs was transformed into farmland. Soil from a century of plowing gradually filled in the fort's outer ditch and most of its cellar.
However, knowledge and of interest in the old fort . . . — — Map (db m198642) HM
We honor Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker, two sisters who grew up around the corner in the 2700 block of O Street, NW, and who played tennis on these courts from the 1930s through the 1980s.
The Peters Sisters taught tennis to . . . — — Map (db m198643) HM
It might not look like one at first glance, but behind the cypress trees and steakhouse is one of the oldest dams in Texas. In 1849, General Edward Burleson constructed a "crib and rock" dam at the headwaters of the San Marcos River to power a saw . . . — — Map (db m198582) HM
Barely visible on the canyon rim are the ruins of a cableworks from the early 1900s. Mormon pioneers in the Zion area needed lumber for construction, but the good timber - ponderosa pine - was out of reach on the mesa above. Settlers had to haul . . . — — Map (db m198467) HM
When war erupted between the colonial possessions of England and France in 1754, North Carolina was in a poor state of defense. Gov. Arthur Dobbs sent to London for one thousand muskets to arm local militia companies and full-time provincial . . . — — Map (db m198637) HM
In the early days of the automobile, travel along this section of U.S. Route 1 involved a choice: to cross the Penobscot River, motorists could wait in long lines for a ferry or travel 27 miles north to cross the river between Bangor and Brewer. . . . — — Map (db m198629) HM
This concrete pipe was part of the infamous Berlin Wall.
Built in 1961 by the Communist government to stop the flow of refugees from the Soviet held part of Berlin into the democratic Western held areas of the city, the Wall became a symbol of . . . — — Map (db m198606) HM
The cornerstone for this building, the third to house Greenville High School, was laid July 27, 1937 and it was first opened to students in 1938. Construction was paid for in part by the Works Progress Administration at a total . . . — — Map (db m198602) HM
City Hospital, founded here in 1912 and later renamed Greenville General Hospital, occupied most of the block bounded by Memminger, Mallard, and Dunbar Sts. and Arlington Ave. by the early 1950s. The Ladies . . . — — Map (db m198601) HM
Dunean School, later Dunean Elementary, opened in 1928 with J.H. Anderson as its first principal. Located at the corner of Smith and Blake Streets, on land donated by Dunean Mill, the school served students from the surrounding Dunean Mill village. . . . — — Map (db m198600) HM
Garrison Cemetery is named for the Garrison family, who were among the first European settlers in the area that became Piedmont, SC. The patriarch of the family, David Garrison, settled here in the 1780s and operated a grist mill . . . — — Map (db m198599) HM
This church is the immediate successor to the first church of Monroe County, St Antoine aux Riviere Raisin (October 15, 1788), which was located two miles upriver.
Construction of this church was begun in 1834. It was consecrated in 1839. The . . . — — Map (db m198450) HM
[Note: Marker consists of two plaques on separate pylons on the bridge's east end. The first is on the south side of the bridge, and the second across the road on the north side.]
“Give me liberty or give me . . . — — Map (db m198616) WM
"Massena Water Baths. The remedial effects of the
spring waters are in many cases largely increased by the use of
the baths in connection with the internal administration of the
waters, this is particularly the case in Rheumatism and
cutaneous . . . — — Map (db m198399) HM
The springs at Massena were first shown to a group of government surveyors in the summer of 1785 by the St. Regis Indians. Then, as early as 1813, the journals of European settlers would show they had begun
using the springs for their curative . . . — — Map (db m198362) HM
On June 27, 1863, three days before the Battle of Hanover, Confederate Lt. Col. Elijah White's 35th Virginia Battalion of about 260 men was on a mission: search for and destroy Pennsylvania railroad bridges and telegraph lines.
In the 1860s, . . . — — Map (db m197361) HM
John Chads, heir to his father's 500-acre plantation along the Brandywine,
commissioned a house, made of Brandywine bluestone, to be built on
banks of the creek. The style and appointments of the house suggest
moderate wealth. Its simplicity . . . — — Map (db m197399) HM
East Bradford Township
Around 11am on Sep. 11, 1777, British Generals
Howe and Cornwallis crossed the Brandywine River
with approx. 11,000 Crown Forces here at Jefferis Ford.
After marching 10 miles from Kennett Square, . . . — — Map (db m198358) HM
On July 3, 1938, during the 75th battle anniversary, over 1,800 Civil War veterans and 250,000 others gathered to see President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicate this memorial. Two veterans, one from each army, lowered a 50-foot American flag, . . . — — Map (db m198419) HM
Begun in 1794 by Colonel Ephraim Blaine – Indian trader, merchant, tavern-keeper, Sheriff, land speculator, and Commissary General of the Continental Army – the Blaine House is one of the finest examples of 18th century architecture still standing . . . — — Map (db m198394) HM
A military surgeon, Letterman is credited with establishing modern methods of battlefield medical management. During the Civil War, he designed a medical supply wagon prototype, established triage procedures, and instituted an efficient system for . . . — — Map (db m198100) HM
Panel 1: Welcome to Salubria This location, Salubria, was a historic site. It has intact archaeological evidence of Woodland Era Indian encampments from 1300-1600 A.D. The Piscataway–Conoy was one of the tribes that frequently . . . — — Map (db m196312) HM
What sort of food was served at the Center House?
To date, no specific food has been linked to this particular tavern, but Joseph Martin would probably have provided 18th century Anglo-Welsh American “country food,” best described as . . . — — Map (db m194417)
September 11, 1777, while on the march
to the Battlefield of Brandywine,
the British Army under Howe
and Cornwallis crossed the
Brandywine at the ford just
south of this point.
The Pennsylvania . . . — — Map (db m198354) HM
In 1706, Thomas Twining became
one of the first individuals to
introduce tea drinking to the English.
Word of this exotic, new drink quickly
spread. Even eighteenth century English novelist Jane Austen and Charles II Earl Grey were Twinings . . . — — Map (db m198210) HM
U.S. Navy Seabees were first authorized in March 1942 through the efforts of Admiral Ben Morrell
325,000 Seabees served
267 Seabees killed in action of which 7 were Prisoners of War — — Map (db m198563) HM WM
U.S. Naval Armed Guard
of World War II
The Armed Guard came into existence on 9/15/41 with 144,970 personnel serving on 5,236 different ships, of which 710 were sunk by the enemy. 1,810 killed in action and unknown injuries. . . . — — Map (db m198562) HM WM
Dedicated to the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II
There were 243,000 volunteer seamen that served their country. More than 6,000 Merchant Marines made the supreme sacrifice during World War II. Over 600 were held as . . . — — Map (db m198559) HM WM
17 miles west
Connellsville's coal-converting coke ovens made fuel for the region's iconic steel millls, and the town thrived. Favorite local restaurants, historic landmarks, and B&Bs make Connellsville
a great place . . . — — Map (db m198519) HM
For thousands of years, people have used this year-round water source. They filled skins, canteens, whiskey jugs, and radiators; they watered horses and shared stories. From long-ago hunters tracking game to travelers on US Route 40, history . . . — — Map (db m198480) HM
Designer: O.S. Batten
Contractor: Local WPA Crews
Year Built: 1936
The Pauley Bridge was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1991
Renovation was completed in 2006 and re-opened
as a pedestrian and bicycle . . . — — Map (db m198614) HM
During its heyday, the Brockton Point Lighthouse played a key role in guiding ships safely in and out of Coal Harbour.
Early Warning System
The first Brockton Point lighthouse, built in 1890, alerted ships to shore-related dangers and . . . — — Map (db m198612) HM
It was near this site on July 22, 1760 that Captian Gaspar de Portola joined by 63 men and two priests, stepped into history by crossing the Arroyo Trabuco during the first Spanish expedition into Alta California. Today, June 8, 1992, the County of . . . — — Map (db m198396) HM
As ships navigated the Narrows' powerful tidal flows, they relied on warnings from the Prospect Point Lighthouse to stay clear of its rocky hazards.
Response to Disaster
In 1888, just off this point, the historic steamship S.S. Beaver ran . . . — — Map (db m198611) HM
The bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America
when the Great Seal of the United States was adopted on June 20, 1782.
To the nation's founders, the eagle represented freedom as well as
supreme power and authority.
. . . — — Map (db m198603) HM
[English] A tribute to the engineers who built and renovated this bridge, the landmark structure of the Vancouver area.
When opened in 1938, the 1550 ft. main span was the longest suspension span outside the United States. Design engineer: . . . — — Map (db m198610) HM
This monument honors military personnel who served in the Korean War (1950-1953). The memorial, dedicated in 1991, was designed by Welsh-born artist Mac Adams (b.1943) and is notable as one of the first Korean War memorials erected in the United . . . — — Map (db m198609) HM WM
Rose Hill cemetery was established in 1876 by the Piedmont Manufacturing Co., an early textile mill that began production in that same year. Originally known as Piedmont Cemetery, the earliest known burial dates to 1877. The . . . — — Map (db m198583) HM
Originally associated with Fork Shoals Baptist Church, Fork Shoals School was in operation by 1877. A private Fork Shoals H.S. was built on the eastern side of the Reedy River in 1908. A two-story frame building was then built . . . — — Map (db m198581) HM
Fork Shoals Baptist Church traces its origins to at least 1789, when Horse Creek Church was organized as a member of the Bethel Association. Local tradition, however, places the date earlier, between 1777-1780. Fork Shoals first . . . — — Map (db m198578) HM
Cedar Falls 1800’s
The rock shoals at Cedar Falls were used for hundreds of years by Native Americans as a hunting camp site and transportation ford to cross the Reedy River. Due to the elevation change in the river, generating waterpower . . . — — Map (db m198574) HM
Settled in the 1780’s, Fork Shoals was not a typical Southern textile mill village where residents earned their living solely at the mill. The community was primarily agrarian and the people supplemented their farm income by working at the mill. . . . — — Map (db m198572) HM
Pre 1700 Cedar Falls Environment
• The Piedmont foothills of South Carolina was a frontier landscape. Ancient oak and hickory trees reached for the sun creating a rich canopy that shaded the forest floor.
• The forest was interspersed . . . — — Map (db m198540) HM
The Cherokee in South Carolina Prior to 1776
The Cherokee call themselves Tsalagi or Aniyunwiya which means “Principal People”.
There were no known permanent Native American settlements at this site. The area was a wilderness hunting . . . — — Map (db m198539) HM
Originally built to access the North Shore, the Lions Gate Bridge is now one of the city's busiest thoroughfares with over 60,000 vehicles driving across each day.
Tension over the Suspension
In 1927, Vancouverites voted against building a . . . — — Map (db m198590) HM
Construido en el siglo XVII como sede del poder civil
del pueblo de Bernal, este edificio mantiene su función
original y actualmente es sede de las autoridades
municipales. En el conjunto, destaca la torre de . . . — — Map (db m198589) HM
Site named by Capt. Vancouver June 14, 1792
Wall of original tower, built in 1874, still
stands near present tower, completed in 1912
Tower 60 ft high - light 108 ft above high water
light beam a 500 watt bulb
foghorn range - 10 miles . . . — — Map (db m198587) HM
The Place Where People Want To Go
Back in the late 1900s, farmland stretched along this area below the Edina Mill dam. The pastoral landscape—with its intersection of the creek, grassy fields and woods—became a popular destination. Swimming . . . — — Map (db m198304) HM
How Did Edina Become Edina?
The Waterville Mill was built at this spot in 1857 by four partners looking to make use of fast-running waters in Minnehaha Creek. Land was purchased and a dam installed at a natural cascade in the creek. A . . . — — Map (db m198307) HM
Built in 1857, the flour mill on this site was central to the growth and development of the City of Edina. The year 1869 brought a Scots miller, Andrew Craik, to a small community then called Waterville Mills. Craik purchased the twelve-year-old . . . — — Map (db m198367) HM
A Small Area with a Big Impact
During the late 1800s, downtown Hastings offered a wide range of goods and services to the growing river city, resulting no just in a vibrant economy, but also a visually striking commercial district of fine . . . — — Map (db m198461) HM
Terhune Memorial Park contains the gravestones of John Terhune, Sarah Vreeland
Terhune, and Emily Whitmore. The stones were moved to this location from the
cemetery at the corner of Packard and Burton Roads by the Daughters of the American . . . — — Map (db m198487) HM
What does a house say about its occupants?
The West 2nd Street Residential Historic District, just to the west between Eddy and Forest streets, vividly shows the diversity of house styles built between 1857 and 1890. A short walk to the . . . — — Map (db m198547) HM
Fue construida entre los siglos XVII y XVIII en
honor a las Benditas Ánimas del Purgatorio; este conjunto
arquitectónico de origen franciscano está formado
por capilla, atrio y casa cural. Debido a la . . . — — Map (db m198585) HM
[English] This lighthouse replaced an 1875 building of which the foundations of the keeper's dwelling survive. Built in 1912 by contractor W.H. Rourke, the hexagonal reinforced concrete tower, 18.3 metres high, is an early example of this . . . — — Map (db m198577) HM
World War II Veterans of the
Ocala Honor Flights
2009 - 2012
To Honor our World War II Veterans, and to
remember all those who gave their lives for
our nation and the freedom we charish and enjoy.
“We Shall Never Forget“ . . . — — Map (db m198558) WM
In early 20th century, tinsmith Honore Foisy advertised his trade by decorating the outside of his Lowertown Ottawa house, which stood a few blocks from here. When the house was demolished in 1961, the façade was saved and later . . . — — Map (db m198374) HM
This building served as
headquarters for the NAACP and
as the early home of numerous
other progressive, human rights,
and civil liberties organizations.
It also housed W.E.B. Dubois' The
Crisis magazine, a platform for
civil rights . . . — — Map (db m198570) HM
The name Wheeling comes from the Delaware Indian word, Wihling, meaning “place of the skull” – Wih is the Delaware word for head and ling is their word for place. Legend has it that Native Americans were so angered by a white . . . — — Map (db m198420) HM
Amphitrite Point was named after the naval warship, H.M.S. Amphitrite, in 1859 by Captain George H. Richards of the Royal Navy. Captain Richards was responsible for surveying much of Vancouver Island's coastline during this period.
The original . . . — — Map (db m198567) HM
The Verdugo Hills and Tujunga Wash
hold a surprising wealth of biodiversity.
When you look out at these areas, what do you see?
You might be looking at plants that grow in
the San Gabriel Mountains but not in the Santa Monica
Mountains — and . . . — — Map (db m198564) HM
On April 21, 1966, members of the Mattachine
Society, a pioneering gay rights organization,
challenged a regulation that prohibited bars from
serving LGBT people by staging a "Sip-In"
at Julius', a bar with a large gay clientele.
With . . . — — Map (db m198561) HM
First bridge built in 1856
Described as a graceful wooden spiderweb, the first Hagwilget Bridge was built by the indigenous population using only knives and axes. It was 150 feet long, and swayed 100 feet above the churning waters of the . . . — — Map (db m198556) HM
Medal of Honor Recipients
of the Jewish Faith
Benjamin Levy 3-1865 • Abraham Cohn 8-1865 • Leopoldo Karpeles 4-1870 • Simon Suhler 11-1876 • David Orbansky 8-1879 • Samuel Gross 5-1917 • Sydney G. Gumpertz 2-1919 • Benjamin Kaufman . . . — — Map (db m198455) WM
Alexander D. Goode, Jewish
George L. Fox, Methodist
Clark V. Poling, Reformed
John P. Washington, Catholic.
Calmed the troops - gave their life jackets died praying together as troop ship Dorchester . . . — — Map (db m198256) WM
57th Army Air Forces
Flying Training Detachment
Greenville Aviation School
The unit provided primary
flight training for US Army
Air Corps Pilots
1941 - 1944
Sponsored by . . . — — Map (db m198459) WM
Dedicated to the Citizens of
The Town of North Brookfield
Who Devoted Themselves to the Cause of Freedom
And Served Their Country in the World War
Allaire Arthur F. · Allen Lawrence · Balcomb Charles M. · Barnes Charles F. · Barrett . . . — — Map (db m198555) WM
Dedicated to the surviving airmen POWs of
Stalag Luft IV
and the Death March that
began on February 6, 1945,
lasting 3 months
Sponsored by the family of
Leo W. Smith Sr. . . . — — Map (db m198550) WM
March 19, 1933-May 22, 2018
The Austin, 130 West 79th Street, Manhattan
Philip Roth was among the greatest American writers of any generation.
He published thirty-one books of fiction, memoir, and essays. More than . . . — — Map (db m198551) HM
Korean Conflict Vietnam Era
North Brookfield Remembers Those Who Served
In Memoriam – Flamand, Paul H. · Letendre, Roger N.
Bartolo, Anthony J., Sr. · Bartolo Stanley H. · Balcom, Francis E. · Balcom Ernest G. · . . . — — Map (db m198554) WM
[English] While exploring these mountains in the summer of 1865, Walter Moberly, assistant surveyor-general of British Columbia, noted the flight of eagles through a break in the Gold Range (Monashees), thereby discovering Eagle Pass. After . . . — — Map (db m198549) HM
What was here before?
The native Lenape called the land just south of here at the harbor kapsee or “rocky ledge.” Indigenous habitation yielded to Dutch occupation and the establishment of New Amsterdam in the 1620s, and then British rule in . . . — — Map (db m198546) HM
Since the construction of the ‘Bridge of the 23 Camels’ in 1981, this old span is known as “The Old Bridge” to people in this community.
The middle of this wooden suspension bridge is supported by steel cables and has “dead men” embedded in the . . . — — Map (db m198545) HM
Presented June 2001
By The Derby Academy Alumni
Derby Academy Bell
Cast by George H. Holbrook in Midway Mass
in 1841. Moved from the old boarding house
about 1869, it hung in the Academy building until
the building was replaced by the . . . — — Map (db m198515) HM
1366 feet west of this marker on railway right of way the Atlantic St. Lawrence RY
from Portland, Maine was linked to the St. Lawrence & Atlanta RY from Montreal, Quebec in July of 1853. This linking formed the first International Railway in . . . — — Map (db m198518) HM
Pursuing a communal living experiment, Russian & East European immigrants living in New York City desired a rural environment. An advertisement in the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper prompted a purchase of 150+ acres in Chatham Township. In 1924 the . . . — — Map (db m198513) HM
Simon Kenton, born in Fauquier County, Virginia, was the outstanding pioneer of northern Kentucky. As a spy and scout he was “as prudent as he was brave.” For twenty years he was the leader and guardian of settlers on the northern border.
In 1771 . . . — — Map (db m198543) HM
The Intrepid and her sister ships of the Essex class were called the "Fast Carriers” of
World War II. They were capable of moving twice as fast as the USS Langley, the Navy's
first aircraft carrier. The Intrepid's power plant could . . . — — Map (db m198538) HM
May 4, 1916 - April 25, 2006
The author and urbanist bought this 1842
rowhouse in 1947 and remained until 1968.
While here, Jacobs helped lead successful
campaigns to ban cars from Washington
Square, to defeat Robert Moses' . . . — — Map (db m198537) HM
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