The De Soto Trail
Hernando De Soto in Alabama
Hernando de Soto brought his 700-man army to Alabama in the fall of 1540. This was the first major European expedition to the interior of the southeastern United States. The De Soto . . . — — Map (db m114373) HM
The Alabama home of the commander of the Alamo. While living in this house Travis read law under The Hon. James Dellet of Claiborne, Al. In 1831, at the age of 22, he left Claiborne for Texas where he practiced law and became involved in the Texas . . . — — Map (db m47644) HM
When the Kiksadi clan of the Tlingit Indians first migrated into this area from the south, they chose this promontory for the erection of their main houses. There were four of these community houses here when Baranof, governor of the . . . — — Map (db m181334) HM
Interior Provinces of New Spain
Founder of the
Presidio San Agustin de Tucson
August 20, 1775
Hugh O'Conor was born in Ireland in 1734 during a time in Irish history when England . . . — — Map (db m31548) HM
Robert Hale Merriman, a UC Berkeley graduate student studying economics during the early 1930s, was among the first Americans to give his life in the fight against fascism. During the Spanish Civil War, Merriman was a commanding officer of the . . . — — Map (db m152785) HM
This replica of the “Bell of Dolores” was presented to the City of Los Angeles by the Republic of Mexico in 1968. This cherished relic of Mexican history represents not only Mexico’s bid for freedom, but also the beginning of democracy . . . — — Map (db m162015) HM
Treasure hunters believe there is 20th-century loot hidden at the Bowl. Many have searched, but the treasure is still a mystery.
The legend of the Cahuenga Pass treasure begins in 1864 when, under Napoleon's rule, France invaded Mexico and . . . — — Map (db m129805) HM
First African American
to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Built 1908. Declared 1976, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 159, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m174655) HM
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
Born in 1540, Sir Francis Drake went to sea at about age 12. After Spaniards attacked an English trading fleet, including his ship, at San Juan de Ullua in Mexico, Drake began raiding Spanish ships and coasts. In a . . . — — Map (db m153379) HM
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811) Father of Mexico His battle cry for freedom on September 16, 1810 led Mexico to indenpendence from Spain and the end of colonialism. Statue donated by Alberto and Carmencita Heredia, and family, . . . — — Map (db m137649) WM
On the early morning of Sunday September 16th.; A.D. 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church in the town of Dolores, in the now state of Guanajuato, calling the people to mass and to bear arms against the . . . — — Map (db m162986) HM
En conmemoración del Bicentenario de la Independencia de México y el Centenario de la Revolución mexicana, el Gobierno de México, a través del Consulado General de México en Sacramento, con el invaluable apoyo de la Asociación Comerciantes Unidos, . . . — — Map (db m103034) HM
Shivaji founded Pune (circa 1640). He was the first modern warrior who successfully fought the foreign invaders for 40 years and established a Maratha Kingdom that lasted 200 years with Pune as its Capital. — — Map (db m52492) HM
Charles Crist Kress died Oct. 10, 1913. Age 84, Native of Alsage-Lorraine. He spoke five languages , a veteran of the Crimean War, married in New York, came around the Horn to San Francisco. He owned a baker shop on Kearny St. In 1863 he bought 160 . . . — — Map (db m12988) HM
The long battle between colonial Spain and the Comanche people climaxed in 1779, when Juan Batista de Anza's army killed the great chief Cuerno Verde (Green Horn) southeast of here at the foot of Greenhorn Mountain. De Anza, the governor of New . . . — — Map (db m153431) HM
1586 – 1655
Puritan – Pioneer – Ancestor
A founder of New England
A first settler of Fairfield
Deputy to the General Court
Soldier of the Pequot War
and his wives . . . — — Map (db m27173) HM
On June 5, 1798, Matthew Furlong was shot dead by Crown forces in New Ross as he approached the Three Bullet Gate carrying a flag of truce and a letter asking for the surrender of the town to the Rebel forces.
This monument serves to . . . — — Map (db m151919) HM
In Memory of the Regicide
Col Edward Whalley
Son of Richard Whalley Esq a member of Parliament in the last days of Queen Elizabeth and first cousin of Oliver Cromwell. A stalwart Puritan he rose to high command in the Civil Wars. He was the . . . — — Map (db m34822) HM
In Memory of the Regicide
Col William Goffe
A member of the High Court of Justice which in 1649 tried and condemned King Charles 1st of England and a signer of the kings death warrant. He served with distinction in the Parliamentary Army and in . . . — — Map (db m34817) HM
Here May Fifteenth 1661 and for some weeks thereafter Edward Whalley and his son-in-law William Goffe, members of the Parliament General, officers in the army of the Commonwealth and signers of the death warrant of King Charles First, . . . — — Map (db m34719) HM
[caption:] Iron ore like this was mined from Iron Hill and Chestnut Hill
What is iron ore?
Iron is a silvery-white, solid metal, though when found in Pencader Hundred, it commonly appears as a brown, and sometimes nearly black . . . — — Map (db m157343) HM
[caption:] Iron ore like this was mined from Iron Hill and Chestnut Hill
What is iron ore?
Iron is a silvery-white, solid metal, though when found in Pencader Hundred, it commonly appears as a brown, and sometimes nearly black . . . — — Map (db m158219) HM
Gran Almirante de Peru Miguel Grau 1834-1879 La República del Perú al Caballero de los Mares Inaugurado por el Presidente del Consejo de Ministros Salomón Lerner Ghitis y el Embajador del Perú en los Estados Unidos de América Harold . . . — — Map (db m97802) HM WM
'All for the people, all by the people,
nothing about the people without the people,
that is democracy.'
Spoken to the Ohio State Legislature on February 6, 1852
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth
Champion of Liberty, Fraternity, and . . . — — Map (db m113910) HM
This house is dedicated
to the fraternal and cultural endeavors of freedom-loving Americans of Hungarian ancestry and to the
living memory of
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth
champion of liberty, fraternity, and equality, governor of . . . — — Map (db m113911) HM
The Budapest Lad (Pesti Srac) statue was erected on October 16, 2016, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.
The Embassy of Hungary gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the . . . — — Map (db m122532) HM
The American Expeditionary Forces were the soldiers and marines who fought on the Western Front in France and Belgium. But many other Americans served in the war.
While the United States initially remained neural, thousands of Americans . . . — — Map (db m171283) HM
[Inscriptions, east face:]
Respect for the rights of others is peace Benito Juárez 1806-1872 The people of Mexico to the people of the United States of America El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz Benito Juárez 1806-1872 El pueblo de . . . — — Map (db m82923) HM
[south face of pedestal]
Born July 24, 1783
Died December 17, 1830
Santa Marta, Colombia
[east face of pedestal]
The Republic of Venezuela to the . . . — — Map (db m65731) WM
Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, he . . . — — Map (db m74989) HM
"I wished to procure for my country the guarantee which Washington procured for America"
The centerpiece of this small park is a sculpture of Irish patriot Robert Emmet that serves as a tribute to how American democracy inspired the . . . — — Map (db m112614) HM
Paul travelled the world using his art as his weapon to fight against oppression and for self determination for all people. His home turf and land of his birth was not off limits as he marched with others to advance the cause of civil rights and . . . — — Map (db m112000) HM
Military and naval conflict dominated the 18th century. France, Spain, and Great Britain were aggressors in nearly constant warfare that often extended into North America. Spain established a fledgling colony near what is now the Pensacola Naval Air . . . — — Map (db m130767) HM
Captain Joseph Fry was born in Tampa (Fort Brooke) June 14, 1826. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served with the Navy throughout the world. When the Civil War broke out, Fry fought with courage and capacity for the South in the . . . — — Map (db m129943) HM
“La libertad no se mendiga. Se conquista con el filo del machete.”
English: “Freedom is not begged for. It is conquered with the edge of the machete.” General Antonio Maceo “El Titan de . . . — — Map (db m134798) WM
Generalisimo Maximo Gomez 1886-1905 Nacio en Bani Rep. Dominicana 18 Nov 1836 Libertador de Cuba Donaron e instalaron el busto Jose Bianka y Stephanie Alvarez Aprovado por Comisionado Willy Gort Colaboradores: Consul Dom. Manuel . . . — — Map (db m134727) HM WM
“Yo quiero, cuando me muera sin patria, pero sin amo, tener en mi losa un ramo de flores, - ¡y una bandera!”
English: “I want, when I die, without a country, but without a master, to have on my tomb . . . — — Map (db m134797) WM
A los mártires que han derramado su sangre por la libertad de Cuba. En el año del centenario de la muerte de nuestro apóstol Jose Marti. 1895-1995 Caballeros de Colon Consejo Beato Marcelino Champagnat Consejo Corpus Christi Miami, 20 . . . — — Map (db m134795) WM
Monumento establecido 8/24/1984 Honrar honra 1992 En memoria de Nestor A. Izquierdo Veterano de la Brigada 2506 U.S.A. Army Esta obra fue realizada por Gilberto Casanova Secretario General de Accion Cubana y algunos . . . — — Map (db m134794) WM
A tribute from all Cubans and Latin Americans in exile honoring his inspired patriotic life devoted to freedom and justice for all “No son bellas las playas del destierro hasta que se les dice ¡Adios!” Comite Pro . . . — — Map (db m134649) HM WM
Simón Bolivar “El Libertador” 1783-1830 Un tributo de la Familia Hernández y cubanos del exilio al Libertador de los países Bolivarianos, en reconocimiento y honor a su patriotismo de libertad y justicia para el pueblo. . . . — — Map (db m134629) HM WM
Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 24, 1783 and died in Santa Marta, Columbia, on December 17, 1830.
Liberator of Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and founder of Bolivia.
"Without equality, all freedoms and all . . . — — Map (db m166045) WM
Old World Showdown (English)
One of the first colonial conflicts between European nations happened near here in 1565. Spain had already claimed Florida when France established Fort Caroline near present-day Jacksonville. This . . . — — Map (db m127497) HM
Horton - Du Bignon House
Du Bignon Burial Ground
Beginning with Poulain du Bignon, five du Bignon generations made Jekyll Island one of Georgia's most romantic Golden Isles. This tabby ruin and burial ground alone remain from Jekyll Island's . . . — — Map (db m18497) HM
British settlement on St. Simons Island dates from 1736 when General James Edward Oglethorpe established the fortified town of Frederica seven miles northwest of today's lighthouse. Fort Frederica served as a defense against the Spanish in Florida . . . — — Map (db m106265) HM
Paul Fitzsimmons Eve, native Augustan and a founder of the Medical College of Georgia, was a brilliant surgeon recognized internationally and a prolific writer. His war activities included aid to French, Italian and Confederate forces and service as . . . — — Map (db m114274) HM
On this site, Lot 17, provided for, in 1826, in the Town Plan by Hermon Mercer, who laid out the town of Crawfordville, a tavern, inn or hotel has stood continuously. The original tavern, built by Gilbert Rossignol, a refugee from the French . . . — — Map (db m21444) HM
In 1790 several Catholic families of English descent from Maryland settled near Locust Grove. They established the first Roman Catholic Church in Georgia and erected a log church in 1792. A priest, Father John LeMoin, was sent to it from Baltimore. . . . — — Map (db m24896) HM
Here stood a Cherokee Indian stockade with blockhouse on hill, built by U.S. Government in 1836.
Capt. Samuel Fariss and a company of Georgia volunteers guarded Cherokee Indians here before their removal to the west.
This fort was . . . — — Map (db m12907) HM
The Kamehameha Dynasty
As a young man, Kamehameha was a proven warrior and political strategist who rose to power with the support of the chiefs of Kona and unified the island of Hawai'i under his leadership in the late 1700a. He embraced . . . — — Map (db m110302) HM
In 1867, Henry Deidesheimer was one of three businessmen who built three identical buildings on adjoining lots on East Main Street at High Street. Each brick and iron building was three stories tall. Deidesheimer's dry goods and grocery store . . . — — Map (db m157736) HM
Major Nicholas Jarrot, 1764 - 1820, Frontier merchant prince, French Revolution refugee, built this Cahokia home, 1799 - 1806, for his American born wife, Julie St. Gemme de Beauvais, 1780 -1875, daughter of American Revolutionary patriots. . . . — — Map (db m145035) HM
In honored memory of Floyd County
Servicemen who sacrificed their
lives for World Peace
SGT. Christopher K. Hilgert U.S. Army
• Aug. 8, 1993 • Somalia
SGT. Steven P. Mennemeyer US. Army
• Aug. 8, 2006 • Iraq . . . — — Map (db m46943) WM
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The A-4 Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company. It is a . . . — — Map (db m180839) HM
Formed from Montgomery County, 1811. Named for its many mineral springs. The birthplace of CSA Gen. John B. Hood and US Senator Richard H. Menefee. Owingsville named for Col. Thomas D. Owings. Organizer US 28th Inf. Reg., 1812. Associate in . . . — — Map (db m26286) HM
During the early years of the 20th century the National Guard would face some major changes in an attempt to transform the state militia to becoming the National Guard of today. Several pieces of landmark legislation were passed to enhance the . . . — — Map (db m161766) HM
Born in Henderson, Kentucky on February 26, 1882. Kimmel was one of seven children of Marius Manning and Sibbella Lambert Kimmel. The family home was at 512 North Green Street (a state historical plaque marks the spot).
He went through his . . . — — Map (db m119783) HM WM
Oldham was the 75th county created by the Kentucky Legislature. It was formed on January 15, 1824, from portions of Jefferson, Henry and Shelby Counties. The county is named for William Oldham, Revolutionary War patriot and early pioneer.
. . . — — Map (db m136163) HM
Built in 1801 by Marius Pons Bringier as wedding gift for daughter Fanny, who married Christophe Colomb, a French refugee. Remodeled by Architect James Dakin 1837. Restored by Dr. & Mrs. E.G. Kohlsdorf 1941. — — Map (db m85285) HM
The Aroostook War was an undeclared, bloodless “war” that occurred in 1839.
The peace treaty that ended the American Revolution in 1783 had not satisfactorily determined the boundary between New Brunswick and what is now Maine.
The . . . — — Map (db m102463) HM
The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms from the Calvert line. It was granted to George Calvert as a reward for his storming a fortification during a battle. The red and white design is the coat of arms of the . . . — — Map (db m114857) HM
"Guardian of Scotland" Scottish Wars of Independence Presented to the people of Baltimore by William Wallace Spence November 30, 1893 Re-dedicated on August 22, 1993 by the St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore
"It is in truth not for glory, nor . . . — — Map (db m7596) HM
Fire has been used artistically to symbolize a rebirth or transformation in this monument a symbolic fire envelops the Katyń martyrs in its flames and raises them spiritually into the pantheon of national heroes of Poland.
The . . . — — Map (db m183379) HM
This mural tells the stories of 3 refugees who live here in Maryland, who were interviewed for this project. Georges, a former mayor of his city in eastern Congo (DRC), fled with his family when the war came to his region. Mai, from Myanmar (aka . . . — — Map (db m114527) HM
As an aftershock of the "Glorious Revolution" in England, a bloodless rebellion occurred in 1689 against Lord Baltimore in Maryland. It temporarily ended rule by the Calvert family. The Protestant King William and Queen Mary took over the colony and . . . — — Map (db m138849) HM
Civil war raged in England during the 1640s between King Charles I and his opponents in Parliament. Maryland's proprietary government, led by Lord Baltimore and other Catholics, sided with the King. Many of the first colonists in Maryland, however, . . . — — Map (db m138837) HM
Margaret Brent (ca. 1601–1671), a Catholic gentlewoman, lived in Maryland from 1638 to 1650. In June 1647 the dying governor, Leonard Calvert, made her executrix of his estate with power to pay the soldiers he had hired to put down a . . . — — Map (db m950) HM
World War II was the last fought in which the President asked Congress for a declaration of war. Since then, United States armed forces have been in combat, including these smaller conflicts:
The U.S. orchestrates the . . . — — Map (db m150158) HM
The monument on the left honors three residents killed in Korea and one lost in Iraq.
Howard Francis Heyliger •
James Edward Smith Jr. •
Wilfrid Wheeler, III •
Brian M. McPhillips
The monument on the right honors five killed in Vietnam . . . — — Map (db m107681) HM WM
Hermann (Arminius) of the Cherusci tribe led several German tribes in battle against their Roman conquerors in 9 A.D., and defeated them in the hills of Teutoburg Forest near present Detmold. To later unified Germany, Hermann . . . — — Map (db m65467) HM
He served with distinction in the Indian wars of the old northwest border and in the War of 1812. In August, 1820, he assumed command of the Fifth United States Infantry at Camp Coldwater on the site of Fort Snelling. Selecting . . . — — Map (db m17240) HM
Near this spot, in 1783, a young Ojibwe boy named Esh-ke-bug-e-coshe (Flatmouth) crouched behind a trading post's log barricade on this wah de nah (sloping or little round hill) while Dakota arrows fell "as thick as snowflakes" around him.
A . . . — — Map (db m93189) HM
King of Spain from 1217 to 1252, he was canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671. He was a capable and just administrator, spreading Christianity throughout his kingdom. He drove the Moors out of most of Spain, founded monasteries, established the . . . — — Map (db m149381) HM
This is a 2-10-0 decapod type freight locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Imperial Russia, which contracted with Baldwin in 1915 for some 1,200 locomotives. Following the Russian Revolution, and therefore the inability to deliver these . . . — — Map (db m132951) HM
Striking on the run, the U.S. Army planned to surprise and overwhelm the Nez Perce camp. Along this ridge Nez Perce warriors fought back fiercely and stopped the cavalry charge. The surprise attack was blunted, but the Nez Perce were pinned down, . . . — — Map (db m142866) HM
Thomas Francis Meagher was born in Ireland in 1823. An Irish Revolutionary, he was caught and sentenced to death. Meagher's sentence was commuted to exile in Tasmania but he escaped to the United States. As a Brigadier General, Meagher commanded the . . . — — Map (db m142253) HM
(Three panels, presented left to right, form this marker.)
The Flight of the Nez Perce
In Search of Peace
In the mid-1870s the United States government attempted to force the Nez Perce (Nee-Mee-Poo or Nimiipu) people . . . — — Map (db m123125) HM
Built in 1908 as the University Library, this neoclassical building was Architect A. J. Gibson's fifth and final contribution to campus. In 1983 it was renamed in honor of 1902 graduate, suffragette and pacifist Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973). . . . — — Map (db m144098) HM
The land at the confluence of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River was once part of a vast estate created by Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon. During Napoleon's brief reign as Emperor of France, Joseph was appointed King of Naples . . . — — Map (db m160165) HM
On March 9, 1916, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, a major figure in the Mexican Revolution, crossed the international border with a large force, attacking and looting Columbus, New Mexico. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and civilians, and . . . — — Map (db m37776) HM
The area around Scio was first settled around 1805 by Joseph Knight, a minuteman in the American Revolution. Knights Creek, which flows into the Genesee River near Scio, is named for him. Before getting its final name, Scio was called Bloods Corner . . . — — Map (db m175123) HM
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress and is conferred only upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves . . . — — Map (db m88220) WM
The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) was reactivated at Fort Drum on February 13, 1985. By 1988, with the support of Fort Drum's world class civilian workforce, the Division was manned, equipped, trained and certified as combat ready, As the . . . — — Map (db m179340) HM
In Honor of the crew of the USS Liberty - AGTR 5, in recognition of their courageous and faithful service for military action on June 8, 1967 - The following decorations were awarded - ★ Congressional Medal of Honor ★ 2 Navy crosses, 38 . . . — — Map (db m90788) WM
In remembrance of the more than 200,000 women and girls who were abducted for the use of sexual slavery by the armed forces of the Government of Imperial Japan, 1930's-1945. Known to the world as "comfort women", they suffered heinous crimes against . . . — — Map (db m106727) HM WM
Dr. Sun Yat-sen was born on November 12, 1866 to a Cantonese family in Tsuei-Heng Village, Shiangshan County, Kwangtung Province in China, under the rule of the Ching Dynasty. His early education in China, Hawaii and Hong Kong established him as a . . . — — Map (db m131336) HM
The statue of the Uruguayan independence leader and national hero, General José Artigas (1764-1850), is one of a pantheon of six sculptures to Latin American leaders which overlook the Avenue of the Americas. They include Juan Pablo Duarte . . . — — Map (db m144420) HM
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