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<i>La tour - La "light" / The tower - The light</i> Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
La tour - La "light" / The tower - The light Marker
Quebec (La Côte-de-Gaspé MRC), Cap-des-Rosiers — La tour - La "light" / The tower - The light

La tour Vers le milieu du 19e siècle, on érigea dix phares majeurs dans le secteur des Grands Lacs et du nord du golfe Saint-Laurent, tous selon des méthodes de construction assez similaires. Ces phares furent nommés « . . . — Map (db m129860) HM

Quebec (La Côte-de-Gaspé MRC), Cap-des-Rosiers — Passer le cap / Keeping on course

Cap-des-Rosiers : Selon plusieurs, c'est à Champlain que l'on doit le nom de notre village. Il l'aurait nommé ainsi, en 1632, en raison de l'abondance des rosiers sauvages qui recouvraient la falaise...

Or, malgré cette appellation . . . — Map (db m129854) HM

Quebec (Le Rocher-Percé MRC), Grande-Rivière — Commémoration de la fondation de Grande-RivièreCommemoration of the Founding of Grande-Rivière — 1861 - 2011

Reconnaissante, la population de la Ville de Grande-Rivière rend hommage à tous ses pionniers dont le courage et la volonté ont conduit, en 1697, à l'établissement d'une seigneurie octroyée à Jacques Cochu, devenue un village . . . — Map (db m129934) HM

Quebec (Le Rocher-Percé MRC), Grande-Rivière — Vétérans et membres des Forces armées canadiennesVeterans and Canadian Armed Forces members

[Tableau d'honneur d'anciens combattants de la Première Guerre mondiale en Afghanistan]

Chez-nous il existe une rue des ancêtres Où des mémoires suspendues à un siècle de souvenances Racontent l'existence de gens qui . . . — Map (db m129940) WM

Quebec (Le Rocher-Percé MRC), Grande-Rivière — War Memorial

Notre devoir de mémoire

1916

Monsieur Pierre Lelièvre décédé à 21 ans, le 15 septembre 1916, à Vimy (France)

Monsieur William Dubé décédé à 32 ans, le 30 septembre 1916, à Courcelette . . . — Map (db m129937) WM

Quebec (Le Rocher-Percé MRC), Percé — 5 — Artistes

[De face]

Images

La première image connue de Percé vient d'un cartographe français du XVIIe siècle. Il faut attendre près d'une siècle pour voir apparaître, vers 1760, une gravure de Hervey Smyth, artiste . . . — Map (db m129863) HM

Jamaica, Cornwall (Saint James), Montego Bay — Jamaica's Independence and Royal Visit
This tablet commemorates Jamaica’s achievement of independence on the 6th of August, 1962, and the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon and The Earl of Snowdon to Montego Bay on the 8th of August, 1962. — Map (db m129887) HM
Jamaica, Cornwall (Saint James), Montego Bay — Montego Bay Civic Centre
Montego Bay Civic Centre The Montego Bay Civic Centre was redeveloped by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) for the St. James Parish Council, from the ruins of the old burnt-out courthouse built in 1804 The UDC carried out this project . . . — Map (db m129885) HM
Jamaica, Cornwall (Saint James), Montego Bay — Rose Hall Great House
National Monument Jamaica National Trust Commision — Map (db m129958) HM
Jamaica, Cornwall (Saint James), Montego Bay — Sam Sharpe
Sam Sharpe was enslaved on both the Croydon Plantation and at a property in Montego Bay in St. James. He was owned by Samuel Sharpe, Esquire, Attorney. He was a man of exceptional intelligence and a Baptist lay preacher. He believed all men were . . . — Map (db m129853) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Sugar in Jamaica
Sugar Sugar was introduced to the New World by Columbus on his 2nd voyage. In 1493, he took canes from Gomera in the Canaries to Hispaniola. It is recorded that Francisco Garay, Spanish Governor in 1527, built a mill and made good sugar. The . . . — Map (db m129957) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (St. Andrew), Industry Village — The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate
Grand Barbecue This is the largest of the four barbecues used to dry coffee from 1776. Stone walls were built in the 18th century by slaves. — Map (db m129932) HM
Jamaica, Surrey (St. Andrew), Kingston — Bob Marley
The Honourable Robert Nesta Marley O.M. (1945-1981) Born on February 6, 1945, in Rhoden Hall, Nine Miles, St. Ann, Robert Nesta Marley took Reggae music and its message into the hearts of millions worldwide. His voice represented the . . . — Map (db m129890) HM
Jamaica, Surrey (St. Andrew), Kingston — Rita Marley
Rita Marley O.D. (Nama Afua Addobea 1) Founder of The Bob Marley Museum Internationally, the name Marley has become synonymous with reggae music and the culture of Jamaica. The talented young Rita Anderson, who was raised from childhood in . . . — Map (db m129929) HM
Mexico, Michoacán (Municipality of Morelia), Morelia — Plaza de la República
Plaza de la Republica Para rendir homenaje a dos ilustres mexicanos el gobierno de Michoacan erigio las estatuas de los Generales Republicanos Epitacio Huerta y Santos Degollado. Las descubrió el C. Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos . . . — Map (db m129842) HM WM
Mexico, Michoacán (Municipality of Morelia), Morelia — The San José Garden
Jardín de San José El jardín en desnivel al frente del templo de San José es un ejemplo del desarrollo arquitectónico de la zona, influenciado por los estatus políticos y sociales registrados en el siglo XIX; del-México independiente. . . . — Map (db m129843) HM
United Kingdom, England (East Sussex), Lewes — County Hall
County Hall 1812 Built to replace the old Town Hall and Sessions House which stood in the middle of High Street. Demolished in 1810. 1981 — Map (db m129823) HM
United Kingdom, England (East Sussex), Lewes — Dr. Gideon A. Mantell
Dr. Gideon A. Mantell F.R.S. Surgeon and Geologist Born in Lewes 1790. Died in London 1852 Lived Here He discovered the fossil bones of the Prehistoric Iguanodon in the Sussex Weald — Map (db m129822) HM
United Kingdom, England (London Borough of Croydon), Coulsdon — Chalk Grassland
Chalk Grassland Chalk grassland is a unique habitat found on thin soils over chalk rocks. It was originally created mainly by the clearance of trees and bushes, a process that started around 6,000 years ago, and kept open by grazing livestock. . . . — Map (db m129829) HM
United Kingdom, England (London Borough of Croydon), Coulsdon — Early History
Early History Evidence dating from the Neolithic period tells us that people have lived and worked on Farthing Downs for over 6,000 years. The Neolithic and Bronze Age people who first settled on Farthing Downs started to clear trees to . . . — Map (db m129830) HM
United Kingdom, England (London Borough of Croydon), Coulsdon — Open Spaces
Open Spaces Farthing Downs Farthing Downs is owned and managed by City of London Corporation. Along with the three other Coulsdon Commons (Coulsdon Common, Kenley Common and Riddlesdown) it was acquired by the City to protect it for the . . . — Map (db m129828) HM
United Kingdom, England (London Borough of Croydon), Coulsdon — Recent History
Recent History ‘Farthing Downs — it is as though we walk along the smooth, rounded back of a huge animal, in mutual isolation from humankind. Written by Helen Corke. This beautiful observation was made by Helen . . . — Map (db m129831) HM
United Kingdom, England (London Borough of Croydon), Coulsdon — The City of London
The City of London Farthing Downs has been owned and managed by the City of London Corporation since 1883, The City of London Corporation provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain — the . . . — Map (db m129827) HM
United Kingdom, England (Surrey), Newdigate — Newdigate War Memorial
( inscribed around the edge ) To the Glory of God and in Grateful Memory of our Gallant Newdigate Men who fell in the Great War, 1914 to 1919   1939 to 1945 ( World War I ) George Ackland · William Beadle · Wilfred S. . . . — Map (db m129826) WM
United Kingdom, England (West Sussex), Horsham — Chennelsbrook Castle
Chennelsbrook Castle An Early Norman Castle Site near Horsham a 900 year old fortified hunting lodge Castle You are standing near a 900 year old castle. Today it is just bumps in the ground. Back then it was the home for the Lords who . . . — Map (db m129824) HM
United Kingdom, England (West Sussex), Rusper — Rusper War Memorial
In Thankful Remembrance of the Men of this Parish Who Gave Their Lives In The Great War 1914 — 1919 Cpl. H. Adams · Pte. E. Brooker · Capt. E.D.S. Casswell · Pte. C. Cooks · Capt. G. Dowling · Pte. H. Huggett · Cpl. C. Holcomb · . . . — Map (db m129825) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — A Gathering Place — USC — University of Southern California
His given name is the Trojan Shrine, but he is best-known by his nickname: Tommy Trojan. Probably the most popular and recognizable member of the Trojan Family, he is a physical and symbolic rallying point for the entire university. Tommy . . . — Map (db m129746) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Cahuenga Pass TreasureAt The Hollywood Bowl
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
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Meeting of the USC Board of Trustees — USC — University of Southern California
The Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California met for the first time on September 3, 1880, culminating years of efforts by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of Southern California. The Board accepted the gift of this . . . — Map (db m129945) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Clarita — Power Plant No. 1First Los Angeles Aqueduct
Some sections of the original Los Angeles Aqueduct, completed 1913, are still in use. During six years, 100,000 laborers built the 233-mile-long series of canals, pipelines and tunnels that make up the gravity-flow aqueduct from Owens Valley. — Map (db m129858) HM
California (Los Angeles County), South Pasadena — Adobe Flores
Headquarters of General Jose Maria Flores before the capitulation to General John C. Fremont, January 13, 1847, at Cahuenga. — Map (db m129774) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — Lest We Forget1971 Sylmar Earthquake
This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aids of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost during the earthquake of February 9, 1971. — Map (db m129731) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Tujunga — 63 — McGroarty Home
Honoring John Steven McGroarty, Poet Laureate of California, 1933-1944. Author of The Mission Play. — Map (db m129775) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — A Family Heads West
The Donner family and their hired teamsters left Springfield, Illinois in April, 1846. At Independence, Missouri, their wagons joined hundreds of others traveling west on the Oregon-California Trail. The New Captain Takes a Shortcut . . . — Map (db m129925) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Donner Camp Tree
Near this spot stood the tree which marked what was believed to be the campsite of the family of George Donner in the winter of 1846. The tree stood for 150 years (missing) the Donner families camped in Alder Creek before it succumbed to Mother . . . — Map (db m129928) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Hobart Mills
This Monument Marks the Townsite of Hobart Mills California A logging and lumber enterprise of sixty-six years life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains It Commemorates and Honors its Founder Walter Scott Hobart 1839 - 1892 . . . — Map (db m129935) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Hobart Mills
Walter Scott Hobart's Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company moved machinery, buildings and railroad equipment here from Lake Tahoe in 1896. The town and business flourished for 40 years. Ceasing operations in 1936. Fiberboard Corporation operated a . . . — Map (db m129936) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Shelter From the Storm
With threatening weather overhead, the Donners quickly set up camp. Crowded into inadequate shelters, these desperate people watched it snow. As the snow got deeper, it wiped out all hope of leaving before spring. People (age) at . . . — Map (db m129927) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — The Nightmare Begins
They were the first to take wagons through the new Hastings Cutoff. Although shorter, it was a difficult detour through rugged mountains and arid deserts. The emigrants lost valuable time, oxen, and supplies. One person was banished. Five people . . . — Map (db m129926) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Westward Ho!
The pioneers began their trek across the continent with expectations of a new life. In sparsely populated California they could have land with fertile soil and a pleasant climate. They heard about the wonders of California through letters sent . . . — Map (db m129946) HM
California (Placer County), Auburn — Lincoln Highway
This monument was erected in recognition of the historical significance of this transportation corridor by the Placer County Water Agency and dedicated to the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association. Ophir Road was formerly U.S. 40 . . . — Map (db m129960) HM
California (Riverside County), Pine Cove — 26 — Speed-of-Light Experiment
From this location instruments reflected light in 1926 to Mount Wilson, 82 miles northwest. The work was one of a series of experiments conducted by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Albert A Michelson to refine the value of the speed of light. . . . — Map (db m129941) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Automobiles Come to Grand Lake
Automobiles Come to Grand Lake (panel 1) The number of automobiles had become so large that in 1913 the State of Colorado began issuing its first license plates. The 1915 dedication of Rocky Mountain National Park drew 2000 people, . . . — Map (db m129881) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Cairns-Humphrey Store
In 1881 James Cairns built his first store here to serve the miners. In 1908 he replaced it with a better building, purchased by Matilda Humphrey in 1924. It survives as the central part of the Humphrey store. The small residence was Cairns interim . . . — Map (db m129850) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Grand Lake
Grand Lake was formed by glacial action, the ice gouged back into the mountains to the east. As the climate warmed, the glacier melted irregularly, leaving ridges of clay and rocks called moraines. Moraines edge the west and north shore, and are . . . — Map (db m129855) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Grand LakeElevation 8367
The largest natural lake in Colorado Formed by glaciation 30,000 years ago Long known as the headwaters of the Colorado River. It is included in the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Water from here flows through the “Adams Tunnel” to Estes . . . — Map (db m129892) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Grand Lake LodgeBuilt 1919
Grand Lake Lodge Built 1919 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m129878) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Kauffman House Museum
Ezra Kauffman first came to the area as a hunting guide and miner in 1877. After the mines closed, he raised his family in the community he loved. He completed this hotel in 1892 and operated it until his death in 1920. The Kauffman family continued . . . — Map (db m129856) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Public Square
When the town of Grand Lake was platted in 1881, Grand Avenue was designed to be 100 feet wide. Although traffic congestion was not a problem, extra space was allowed for rodeos and horse races. The Public Square was often used for community . . . — Map (db m129840) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Rapids Lodge Historic Site
Rapids Lodge is one of three tourist hotels built between 1900 and 1920. The other two burned. Laps Ish, the owner and builder, sawed all lumber of lodgepole pine. Until about 1935 the lights and some heat for the hotel came from his own water . . . — Map (db m129852) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Smith Eslick Cottage Camp
In 1882 P.H. Smith settled in Grand Lake. He built a hotel and also operated a sawmill, carpentry shop, and a large resort. Around 1915, along with the Alfred Eslick family, he built this Motor Court, designed to accommodate both visitors and their . . . — Map (db m129857) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — The Bay Window Cottage
The Smith Eslick Bay Window Cottage was built by the Eslick's youngest child, Loren, in 1933 when he was 26 years old. It was intended to be a check-in and store for the guests staying at the Cottage Court and other Smith and Eslick family cabins . . . — Map (db m129884) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — The Smith Eslick Cottage Court
The Smith Eslick Cottage Court (panel 1)The Smith-Eslick Cottage Court is believed to be the oldest original-condition motel in the United States. Built at about the same time as the 1915 opening of Rocky Mountain National Park and the . . . — Map (db m129879) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — The Smith-Eslick Cottage Camp
Entrepreneur P.H. Smith brought his family to Grand County from Kansas. In 1893 he started a sawmill in Grand Lake and acquired several local properties. A skillful craftsman, P.H. Smith built many significant structures, including the Grand . . . — Map (db m129883) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — The Smith-Eslick Family
The Smith Eslick Family (panel 1) Entrepreneur P.H. Smith brought his family to Grand County from Kansas. In 1893 he started a sawmill in Grand Lake and acquired several local properties. A skillful craftsman, P.H. Smith built many . . . — Map (db m129880) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Grand Lake — Why Did They Come?
It's said that Grand Lake has always had tourists. Even the original visitors, the Ute and Arapaho for example, would come in the summer to hunt and fish in the largest natural lake in Colorado, but would leave when winter approached. Then, as now, . . . — Map (db m129882) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Winter Park — Berthoud Pass
Berthoud Pass Across the Continental Divide between South Platte and Colorado River drainages Altitude 11,314 Feet Discovered by Capt. E.L. Berthoud Colorado pioneer May 12, 1861. Surveyed by Berthoud and Jim Bridger July, 1861. Toll Road . . . — Map (db m129889) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Estes Park — Gore Range
Terra Tomah Mountain • 12,718ft (3877m) Mt. Julian • 12,928ft (3940m) Mt. Cracktop • 12,760ft (3889m) Mt. Ida • 12,880ft (3926m) Baker Mountain • 12,397ft (3779m) Mt. Stratus • 12,480ft (3804m) Mt. Nimbus • . . . — Map (db m129894) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Douglass — Activist Grove (1833-1845)Douglass Community Center
Three years after he escaped enslavement, Douglass gave a brief speech at an anti-slavery meeting in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This lecture would be the beginning of a repertoire of speeches that built Frederick Douglass's reputation as one of the . . . — Map (db m129792) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Douglass — Freedom Grove (1838)Douglass Community Center
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey arrived in New York with the aid of a free woman named Anna Murray. She followed him to New York, and eleven days after his arrival, they married. The couple continued to settle in New Bedford, Massachusetts, . . . — Map (db m129790) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Douglass — Memorial Grove (1841-1895)Douglass Community Center
From his 1841 speech at a Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society convention, until 1895 when he died suddenly at his Cedar Hill home in Washington, D.C., Frederick Douglass championed human rights. This memorial grove of scarlet oaks represent the . . . — Map (db m129791) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Potomac Boat Club
Potomac Boat Club Founded in 1869 This Boathouse built in 1908 A.B. Mullet & Co., Architect Charles J. Cassidy, Builder Listed in the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites 1973 National . . . — Map (db m129836) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Lamond Riggs — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 3
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Our Flag Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m129795) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Palisades — Abner Cloud MillEchoes of Millstones — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service
Baking bread, frying cornbead and eating "stick to your ribs" oatmeal, all have one thing in common; their ingredients started out at a grist mill. Decades before the sounds of lockhorns and mule hooves clopping by, mills were popping up along the . . . — Map (db m129837) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Palisades — Georgetown Incline PlaneChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Here, in 1876, an engineering marvel was built. The largest incline plane in the world and the first built in the United States, carried canal boats to and from the Potomac River. The incline plane was used to help clear heavy boat traffic in . . . — Map (db m129838) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Joel BarlowSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Joel Barlow Reverse: Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. . . . — Map (db m129820) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shipley Terrace — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 5
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Louisa Adams Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m129788) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — Escape Allée (1838)Douglass Community Center
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey fled enslavement in Maryland on September 3, 1838. His escape route included travel by train, ferry, and steamboat through Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. Each tree in Escape Allée represents one . . . — Map (db m129785) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — The Slave Trade in Washington, DC
"...in view from the windows of the Capitol, a sort of negro-livery stable, where droves of negroes were collected, temporarily kept, and finally taken to Southern markets …had been openly maintained for fifty years." Abraham Lincoln (1846) . . . — Map (db m129921) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — The Williams Slave Pen
"Underneath the roof there was a crazy loft all round, where slaves, if so disposed, might sleep at night, or in inclement weather seek shelter from the storm. It was like a farmer's barnyard in most respects, safe it was so constructed that the . . . — Map (db m129923) HM
Florida (Bay County), Panama City — F-23 — St. Andrews Bay Skirmish
The U.S. bark Roebuck, commanded by John Sherrill, was sent to St. Andrews Bay to prevent blockade running. On March 20, 1863, an 11-man scouting party landed in this vicinity to secure fresh drinking water. They were attacked by Confederates . . . — Map (db m129811) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Captain Joseph FryTampa's First Native Son Died for Cuban Liberty
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
Florida (Hillsborough County), Ybor City — Birthplace of Tony PizzoHistorian, Author, and Civic Leader
On September 22, 1912 Anthony P.(Tony) Pizzo was born in the family home on this block, neighboring the family livery stable, and eventually produce store, dating from the 1870's. Tony's love of his community and his interest in history resulted in . . . — Map (db m129891) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Ybor City — First Citizen
The first citizen of Ybor City was Gavino Gutierrez, Spanish civil engineer. Gutierrez investigated the area in 1884 as a site for a guava processing plant. The guava plant was never erected, but on the strength of Gutierrez recommendations his . . . — Map (db m129893) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Ybor City — First Duel in Ybor City 1888
The first violent death in the Latin Quarter occurred in this vicinity when a pistol duel was fought between two Cuban cigarmakers. Their nicknames were "Teclo" and "Matancero." "Teclo" was killed instantly in the exchange. It is said the duel was . . . — Map (db m129944) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-32 — Capitol of Florida
The Capitol site was selected before Tallahassee was founded. Three log buildings housed the government in 1824. A wing of the permanent Capitol, financed by sale of city lots, was built in 1826 but was later torn down. Another building was . . . — Map (db m129813) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-27 — Selection of Florida's Capital
Under Spanish rule Pensacola was the capital of West Florida, while East Florida's capital was St. Augustine. In 1821 the U.S. took possession and in 1822 William P. Duval succeeded Andrew Jackson as territorial governor. Dr. William H. Simmons, St. . . . — Map (db m129814) HM
Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Walden's Live Oak
In 1548 when I sprouted, Florida belonged to Spain. When I was 17 the oldest city in Florida, St. Augustine, was established. I was 215 years old when Spain traded Florida to Britain. When Florida became a U.S. Territory, I had lived 274 years. In . . . — Map (db m129719) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — Always a Reckoning
I had a pony then that lacked a way to work and pay her way, except that every year or two Lady had a colt we sold, but still for less than what was due to buy the fodder, hay and corn she ate at times she couldn't be on pasture. Neither . . . — Map (db m129833) HM
Kentucky (Warren County), Bowling Green — Bowling GreenThe Confederate Capitol of Kentucky
A newly constituted state of Kentucky, having been conceived in sovereignty convention Nov. 18-20, 1861 at Russellville, established Bowling Green as its capitol. The commissioners to the Confederate Congress in Richmond were William Preston, . . . — Map (db m129938) HM
Kentucky (Warren County), Bowling Green — 67 — Confederate State Capitol of Kentucky
Bowling Green named state capitol at the Convention in Russellville November 20, 1861. First Governor, George W. Johnson. Commissioners to the Confederate Congress, William Preston, W.W. Simms and Henry Burnett. — Map (db m129939) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Church Alley
Frédéric Henri Duperier originally donated Church Alley to the City of New lberia. The Duperier family lived across the Bayou Teche in the mansion that was to become Mt. Carmel Academy. In 1837, Duperier donated the land for St. Peter's Catholic . . . — Map (db m129999) HM
Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Breaux Bridge — Birthplace of Bishop Jules Jeanmard/Lieu de Naissance de L'Évêque Jules Jeanmard
English Side Located one block south at 123 Van Buren Street is the birthplace of the first bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard. Born August 15, 1879, Jeanmard belonged to St. Bernard Church where he received baptism, . . . — Map (db m129998) HM
Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Breaux Bridge — Legend of Bayou Teche/La Legendè Du Bayou Teche
Many, many years ago, there was a huge and venomous snake. It was so large and so long that its size was not measured in feet, but in miles. Its head was at what is now known as Morgan City and its body stretched beyond St. Martinville and Breaux . . . — Map (db m129967) HM
Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Breaux Bridge — The Valery Thibodeaux HouseCA. 1853
This beautiful Acadian home and grounds was the site chosen by Maj. A. Gallway, 173rd N.Y. Volunteers for the encampment of his Union Troops, April 21, 1863.

This house has been continuously occupied by Valery Thibodeaux's descendants since the . . . — Map (db m129966) HM

Maryland (Baltimore County), Baldwin — Gunpowder ManorLong Green Valley
In this valley 7031 acres laid out, 1683, for Charles, Third Lord Baltimore. Opened to settlers, 1721 by Charles, Fifth Lord Baltimore. Frederick, Sixth Lord Baltimore, ordered manor sold, 1766. Land remaining 1782 seized and sold as confiscated . . . — Map (db m129902) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Rock Run MillBuilt circa 1725
Owned by John Steel, this grist mill was in successful operation as early as 1731. At the same period a ferry was operated about one-half mile downstream at a crossing known as Upper Ferry. — Map (db m129861) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Waldorf — John Thomas Parran, Jr
This Stadium is Dedicated in Memory of John Thomas Parran, Jr. 1926—2006 Athlete, Legislator, Statesman, Mentor, and Friend Citizen of Charles County and Southern Maryalnd Pitcher for the Indian Head Indians Charles—St. . . . — Map (db m129877) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Arts & Entertainment
Learn to paint at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center or catch outrageous improve and other stage productions at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Dance on your toes at the Cultural Arts Center or ponder the trompe l'oeil elements of the . . . — Map (db m129735) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Frederick's Boys High School
On this site Frederick's Boys High School was constructed in 1911-12 as a "public secondary school for boys" (minutes Frederick County Board of School Commissioners). The co-educational Frederick High School served as the community's primary . . . — Map (db m129740) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Here and There
For over a century, the "Swinging Bridge," a cast iron suspension bridge with wobbly wood planking, made crossing Carroll Creek a memorable affair. Originally located downstream at Bentz Street, it was reassembled here in 1929 along the newly . . . — Map (db m129737) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Jacob Engelbrecht's Diary
"Even while writing, the pavement is full of soldiers...what war times we live in!!! Would to the Lord, that the Rebellion was brushed out and if possible not a grease spot left." -Jacob Engelbrecht's Diary June 29, 1863 — Map (db m129734) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Library Campaign Song(Tune-Battle Hymn of the Republic) — By Clifford B. Holland
We have here in our town a colored library, Run by those who wish to learn you; what is best to read. Books of all descriptions you will find upon the shelves; of the Free Colored Library. Chorus We are working for a hundred dollars strong . . . — Map (db m129729) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Lloyd C. Culler
Lloyd Culler shaped the City of Frederick in many ways was a businessman, model citizen, and public servant. His construction firm built homes, schools, and churches that still stand today. He served a total of seven terms as Mayor. In that . . . — Map (db m129738) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Frederick Brick WorksThe City of Frederick — Founded 1745
Frederick Reds, a once-prominent brand of bricks, were manufactured on this site between 1891 and 1946. Bricks were shipped via truck and rail to projects throughout the region. Locally, Frederick Reds were used in the construction of buildings at . . . — Map (db m129726) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Frederick County History Bell
[East Panel] This bell was cast in Frederick on April 1 and 2, 2006, with public participation and great festivity. Frederick County "Honey Bee" participants in grades 3-5 helped cast the bell by passing ingots of metal to furnace workers . . . — Map (db m129727) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Free Colored Mens Library
At This Site - 113 Ice Street The Home of The Rev. Ignatius Snowden The Free Colored Mens Library and its predecessor The Young Men's Colored Reading Club Operated from 1913 Until 1932. These were the libraries for . . . — Map (db m129728) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Water Level of the 1976 Flood

"In all my year, I've never seen so much water in Carroll Creek." -George Birely Delaplaine October 9, 1976 Water Level of the 1976 Flood — Map (db m129732) HM

Maryland (Frederick County), New Market — New MarketAn Electrifying Sight — Gettysburg Campaign
Late in June 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it invaded the North less than a year after the Antietam Campaign. On Monday, June 29, the Federal corps marched north toward Pennsylvania on . . . — Map (db m129752) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), New Market — New MarketRoads to Gettysburg
Gettysburg Campaign Late in June 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it invaded the North less than a year after the Antietam Campaign. On Monday, June 29, the Federal corps marched north . . . — Map (db m129753) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), New Market — New MarketA New Town for a New Road
As Fredericktown was born in 1745, German farmers were already hauling their grain to the port of Baltimore. By the 1780s, new communities were springing up along busy wagon routes. Two speculators, Nicholas Hall and William Plummer, competed to . . . — Map (db m129755) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), New Market — New Market in the Civil War
This area was patrolled by Confederate troops under the command of Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee at the time of General Robert E. Lee's invasion of Maryland in September 1862. — Map (db m129754) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), New Market — The Town of New Market
The Town of New Market Maryland celebrated its bicentennial June 5, 1793-1993 Placed on the national Register December 6, 1975 Bicentennial Committee — Map (db m129756) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Atop the Kilns
On top of the kilns, a cart filled with raw limestone arrived from the quarry. Workers pushed the cart to one of the eight kilns (only six remain today) and dumped the stone into an open kiln for burning. Inside the kiln, layers of stone alternated . . . — Map (db m129750) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Boiler House
This limestone chimney base is all that remains of the boiler house, where steam was produced to operate equipment throughout the site. Workers used steam to power pumps that kept the quarry dry, jack hammers that cut rock from the quarry, and a . . . — Map (db m129748) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Chemistry in the Kiln
During a burn, temperatures inside each kiln reached 1500°-1700° Fahrenheit. This high heat chemically changed the limestone. Once the limestone had been burned (the proper term is calcination), the resulting product was called quicklime. CaCO3 . . . — Map (db m129751) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Crusher Shed
These three walls supported the crusher shed, which contained a sieve and hoppers. The rock crusher was located next to the building. The large, steel cylinder was called a multiple rotating sieve, which sorted crushed stone into various sizes. . . . — Map (db m129745) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Grinder/Slaker Shed
The reduction process—pulverizing lump quicklime into smaller sizes primarily for agricultural use—took place in this building. Workers brought quicklime (5 in.-8 in. in diameter) here from the kilns and fed it on a chute to the . . . — Map (db m129749) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Inside the Kiln
As you look inside this kiln, you will notice a large metal grate, the only such grate remaining at Fountain Rock. After limestone was heated in the kiln and had cooled, a workman stood at the grate and pulled a lever to dump the resultant . . . — Map (db m129744) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — The Quarry
This quarry—today filled with water—provided limestone for the Fountain Rock kilns and stone crusher for nearly 80 years. From about 1872 to 1955, stone quarried here was used to fertilize fields and surface roads throughout Frederick . . . — Map (db m129747) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Watercress Farming
Wilson T. Carmack of Harmony Grove was known as Maryland's largest watercress grower, having his primary ponds at Fountain Rock from approximately 1916 to 1958. With a sole career of watercress farming, he supported a family of five for many years. . . . — Map (db m129741) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns
A brief, self-guiding tour will show you the remains of a typical Frederick County limestone quarry and battery of lime kilns. The map to the right identifies the location of nine interpretive signs which explain the sites features. The . . . — Map (db m129742) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Walkersville — Working the Kilns
Workers brought limestone rock from the quarry to these kilns for burning. The raw rock was loaded into the kiln from the top, alternating with layers of coke (a hot-burning residue of coal). The rock was heated, or burned, in the kilns to prepare . . . — Map (db m129743) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Abingdon — "The Bush Declaration"Harford Town
County seat of Harford County from its origin March, 1774, until March, 1783. Here the first Declaration of Independence ever adopted by an organized body of men duly elected by the people was proclaimed on March 22, 1775. — Map (db m129963) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Abingdon — Gov. William PacaOld Post Road — Established 1666
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born October 31, 1740 on Chilberry Hall Farm 1¼ miles south of here. Died October 27, 1799. — Map (db m129956) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Whiteford — Peach Bottom Slate Region
A ridge of high quality slate running from southeastern Pennsylvania into Harford County, Maryland, was quarried on a limited scale as early as 1734. Production increased in the 1840s when the opening of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal offered a . . . — Map (db m129901) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 1
This plaque marks the site of the District of Columbia North-East Boundary Stone No. 1 originally placed here 1791 - 1792 Presented by The Mary Washington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and United States . . . — Map (db m129793) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2
Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — Map (db m129794) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Adelbert Ames
Born October 30, 1835 Rockland Maine. Died April 13, 1933 Ormond Florida. Major General, U.S. Senator, Governor. Married June 20, 1870 Blanche Butler, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Butler and Sarah Hildreth. Born Lowell Mass. March 1, 1847, . . . — Map (db m129906) HM WM
Minnesota (Rock County), Luverne — Rock County Veterans Memorial
This monument has been erected for the citizens of Rock County in proud and grateful memory of her soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who laid down their lives in all quarters of the earth that other people might be freed from . . . — Map (db m129669) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Eastman
Erected By The Eastman Association In Memory of Captain Ebenezer Eastman First Settler of Concord 1727 1924 — Map (db m129848) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — End Of The First N. H. Turnpike
End of the first N.H. Turnpike Incorporated 1796 36 Miles Long from the Piscataqua Bridge at Durham to Concord. — Map (db m129767) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — On The Interval Below This Spot
On the interval below this spot a committee of the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, their surveyors and attendants there present to locate and survey the Plantation of Penny Cook, conducted the first religious service ever held in the central . . . — Map (db m129757) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Placed in Memory of Those Men and Women
Placed in Memory of Those Men and Women, Living or Dead, Who, Since These United States, Were Settled, Have Fought to Preserve Our Great Heritage of Freedom. By the Grateful Citizens of East Concord. 1961 — Map (db m129845) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of First Ferry
Site of First Ferry Established by Capt. Ebenezer Eastman 1727. -------------- Tucker's Ferry 1785. -------------- Federal Bridge 1798. — Map (db m129801) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 0148 — Sunset Baseball
The Sunset League, the oldest after- supper amateur baseball league in the United States, was officially organized here at White Park in 1909. The original teams were the Haymakers, the Old Timers, the Sluggers and the White Parks. Rich in . . . — Map (db m129703) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), New Milford — New Milford Veterans Memorial
Borough of New Milford Bergen County, N.J. Honored Deceased Veterans Armand Allessandrini · John J. Bilger · Donald Dilworth · George Fermery · Louis J. Faller · Robert Greve · Thomas Grix · Lee G. Hoffman · Warren Johnson · Edward J. Jordan · . . . — Map (db m129867) WM
New Jersey (Bergen County), New Milford — New Milford World War I Memorial
Dedicated In Memory of Those of the Borough of New Milford Who Served in the World War Edward Arnold · Howard Ames · John T. Bird Jr. · Edward V. Bird · Harry Bell · H.W. Baines · Harold Bentely · Carl Bohnert · Richard R. Blackwell · Irving . . . — Map (db m129866) WM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Oradell — 3 — Ecology Along the Hackensack River
Ecology Along the Hackensack River Van Buskirk Island is located in a transition zone between river and ocean environments. This zone is demarcated by the dam on the northern side of the island. Above the dam there is no tidal influence and the . . . — Map (db m129874) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Oradell — 1 — History of the Hackensack Water Works
History of the Hackensack Water Works and Van Buskirk Island in Oradell The New Milford Plant of the Hackensack Water Company opened on Van Buskirk Island in 1882. The facility supplied the clean drinking water that allowed Bergen County . . . — Map (db m129869) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Oradell — 4 — Van Buskirk Island County Park
Vision for the Van Buskirk Island County Park at the Hackensack Water Works in Oradell Welcome to the design process for the Van Buskirk Island County Park. On November 19, 2009, Oradell and New Milford residents provided input and . . . — Map (db m129876) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), Oradell — 2 — Water at the Hackensack Water Works
Water at the Hackensack Water Works on Van Buskirk Island in Oradell The New Milford Plant of the Hackensack Water Company opened on Van Buskirk Island in 1882. The facility supplied the clean drinking water that allowed Bergen County to . . . — Map (db m129872) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Victory — Cobblestone
Built 1836 by J.D. Woodford. Used as a select school. Second floor ballroom. Wooden addition on rear used as creamery — Map (db m129808) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie CanalA 19th-Century World Wonder
A Natural Advantage The Erie Canal was built by taking advantage of a path carved by nature through the eastern Appalachian Mountains. Construction on the Erie Canal began in Rome, New York, on July 4, 1817, and it opened in Buffalo in . . . — Map (db m129772) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie CanalWelcoming the World
Westward Flow Many Europeans-including large numbers of Irish, German and Dutch immigrants - and New Englanders migrating west boarded packet boats or line boats. The cost to ride a line boat. Sometimes just a penny.

Left Inset: A Tale . . . — Map (db m129784) HM

New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie CanalThe Canal That Changed America
Gateway to the West The Erie Canal was the first major commercially successful connection between the East Coast and the Western Frontier. Known as the "Gateway to the West,” the canal helped fan the flames of the Industrial . . . — Map (db m129789) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Erie CanalAn Engineering Marvel
Locks Open the Way The Erie Canal originally scaled some 700 feet in elevation changes along its route from Rome, New York to Buffalo. This was accomplished by building a series of 83 locks to accomodate changes in water levels. These . . . — Map (db m129907) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Mohawk ValleyA Historical Significance Second to None
By the Numbers 5,900 Square Miles Six thriving Counties More Than 500,000 Residents Homeland of the Iroquois For centuries, the ancestral homeland of the Native American Iroquois included the Mohawk Valley region. French, . . . — Map (db m129846) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Mohawk ValleyA Valley of Challenges
The Burning of the Valleys Aimed at disrupting supply lines and devastating the crops that fed troops during the Revolutionary War, the Burning of the Valleys was a ruthless campaign waged against civilians and led by the British Army, . . . — Map (db m129849) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Mohawk ValleyA Proud History of Farming
Feeding an Army A plentiful source of wheat and dairy, the Mohawk and Schoharie Valleys have long been vital farmlands. They were the targets for the British during the revolutionary War because they were important sources of food for the . . . — Map (db m129909) HM
New York (New York County), New York — "Sankofa"African Burial Ground National Monument
On the marker is the Adinkra symbol, "Sankofa" - a symbol for the importance of learning from the pastr For all those who were lost,         For all those who were stolen, For all those who were left behind,         For all those . . . — Map (db m129965) HM
New York (New York County), New York — "The Writers' Room"
“The Writers' Room” Here at City Center, Your Show of Shows came to life each week. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Tony Webster, Joe Stein, Danny Simon, Max Liebman, and . . . — Map (db m129821) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 13-15 West 54th Street HousesNew York City Designated Landmark
13-15 West 54th Street Houses New York City Designated Landmark This pair of town houses was built in 1896-97 for William Murray, a New York businessman, designed in a Renaissance-inspired style by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the houses are a fine . . . — Map (db m129776) HM
New York (New York County), New York — African Burial GroundExploring Downtown
The African Burial Ground was active until 1794. Within an area of not quite six acres, perhaps as many as 20,000 people were interred, mostly free or enslaved Africans. During the 18th century, one in ten residents of New York was of African . . . — Map (db m129964) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Africans in Early New York
Africans were brought to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam from different regions with diverse cultures, religions, and languages. In 1664 the British captured New Amsterdam and renamed it New York. Before the American Revolution, New York had . . . — Map (db m129962) HM
New York (New York County), New York — America's Response Monument“De Oppresso Liber” — (Liberate The Oppressed)
Within hours of the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001, America’s Special Operations Forces were called to action, formulating an unconventional warfare response to the acts of terror inflicted on our country. Not since the patriots’ actions . . . — Map (db m129851) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Fraunces Tavern Tallmadge Memorial
Erected in 1719 –. Chamber of Commerce founded here 1768. Washington’s Farewell to his Officers December 4th, 1783. Centennial Celebration of Washington’s Farewell 1883. Sons of the Revolution reorganized here December 4th, 1883. Building . . . — Map (db m129816) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Knights of Pythias Memorial
To our valiant brothers who died In the service of our country In World War I Knights of Pythias - State of New York Sidney A Schwartz 60th Infantry, Machine Co. Triange Lodge #153 Morris Dickstein 4th Infantry, Co. C Cosmopolitan Lodge . . . — Map (db m129886) WM
New York (New York County), New York — Sacred Tradition, Sacred Ground
The rediscovery of the burial ground revealed that Africans and their descendants buried loved ones with dignity and respect in the 17th and 18th centuries. More than 90 percent of the 419 human skeletal remains were rapped in shrouds (cloths) . . . — Map (db m129947) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Temple Emanu-elLandmarks of New York
This limestone structure, built in 1923-1929, houses a Reform Jewish congregation founded in 1845. The Temple, adjacent Community House and Beth-el Chapel were designed by Robert D. Kohn, Charles Butler and Clarence S. Stein in an adaption of . . . — Map (db m129859) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Upper East Side Historic DistrictNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
The Upper East Side, today one of the world’s most elegant residential and shopping districts, was first built up following the creation of nearby Central Park between 1857 and 1877. It has gone through several development phases, each of them . . . — Map (db m129903) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Woolworth BuildingLandmarks of New York
Frank W. Woolworth, 1852-191, original president of F.W. Woolworth Co., built this “Cathedral of Commerce” of Gothic design in 1913. Cass Gilbert was architect. Its sixty stories rise 790 feet and one inch above the street and until . . . — Map (db m129721) HM
New York (Rockland County), Hillburn — Thurgood Marshall and the Hillburn Schools
On this site in 1943, Thurgood Marshall, NAACP Legal Director and later US Supreme Court Justice, led the movement to end racial segregation in Hillburn schools. His petition prompted the New York State Commissioner of Education to close Brook . . . — Map (db m129834) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Glenville — A Notable Home
Here about 1720 stood the first house in this part of the valley. Home of seven generations of the Van Eps family. — Map (db m129706) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Scotia — Pre-Columbian Cemetery
One-half mile north is a burial place of the mound builders, once occupants of the Mohawk Valley — Map (db m129705) HM
New York (Wayne County), Sodus Point — Battle of Sodus Point
On the brow of this hill took place the battle of Sodus Point between the British and American forces June 19, 1813. The following day the village of Sodus Point was sacked and burned by the British. — Map (db m129832) HM
New York (Wayne County), Sodus Point — Historic Sodus Point
From 1900 to 1929, the Rochester and Sodus Bay Railroad ran trolleys from Rochester to Sodus Point; a distance of 44 miles. It was known as The Royal Blue Line due to the fact that at first, all the trolley cars were painted a royal blue color. In . . . — Map (db m129810) HM
New York (Wayne County), Sodus Point — The War of 1812Bicentennial Peace Garden — Sodus Point
The battle of Troupesville (later renamed Sodus Point) was fought at the brow of this hill on the rainy evening of June 19th, 1813. A group of approximately 60 Americans (farmers with no military training and poorly trained militia) fired into a . . . — Map (db m129942) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Leetsdale — D.T. Watson Home for Crippled Children
Founded here in 1917 at Sunny Hill, the former home of David and Margaret Watson, it began as a residential school for disabled children. In 1952, Dr. Jonas Salk, assisted by medical director Dr. Jessie Wright, began the first human testing of his . . . — Map (db m129888) HM
Pennsylvania (Bradford County), Towanda — James H. Hawes House217 York Ave.
In the late 1800’s James H. Hawes built this magnificent Queen Anne home displaying twin gables and very elaborate spindled porches, including a porte-cochere. Born in London, England, James came to this country with his father, a toy manufacturer. . . . — Map (db m129819) HM
Pennsylvania (Bradford County), Towanda — The Canal House100 River St.
This imposing 18-room structure is a cross between Italianate and Greek Revival architecture. It is sometimes referred to as “Foster Hall” because of its association with Stephen Foster’s family. Ephriam Baird, a Philadelphia lawyer who . . . — Map (db m129815) HM
Pennsylvania (Bradford County), Towanda — Towanda's Oldest House1 York Ave.
Col. Harry Spalding built one of the town’s few structures of federal style architecture in 1812. He erected a combination tavern and dwelling at 1 York Ave. It is the oldest house in this borough and third oldest in the county. The building was . . . — Map (db m129817) HM
Pennsylvania (Bradford County), Towanda — William W. Hawes House363 York Ave.
The major new industry begun in Towanda in the 1880’s was James H. Hawes’ Toy Factory, located just north of the Historic District in a neighborhood still called Toytown. The Hawes firm became one of the Country’s largest. About 1894, James’ son and . . . — Map (db m129818) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — A Climate For War
What was the War of 1812? America declared war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. The conflict lasted for over two years. Many historians believe that the war was the inevitable outcome of Britain's continued interference in U.S. affairs, . . . — Map (db m129898) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Opposite this spot, on the shores of Presque Isle Bay, Commodore Perry built his ships. The “Lawrence,” “Niagara,” “Ariel,” “Porcupine,” “Scorpion” & “Tigress.” On August 12, . . . — Map (db m129900) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — The Perry Monument"We have met the enemy and they are ours..."
Welcome to Presque Isle State Park and Perry Monument This monument honors Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval war hero who defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Crystal Point Under the command of . . . — Map (db m129899) HM
Pennsylvania (Warren County), Warren — Gen. Joseph Warren
Gen. Joseph Warren for whom the town and county were named Born at Roxbury Mass. June 11, 1741 Killed at The Battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 — Map (db m129897) HM WM
Tennessee (Jackson County), Granville — Carverdale Farms
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. July 31, 2018 — Map (db m129914) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Irving — California Crossing
In the middle and late 1800’s, wagon trains carrying settlers and freight covered vast southwestern landscapes that often resembled “Seas of Grass.” The most popular wagons, built in the Pennsylvania towns of Conestoga and Pittsburgh, . . . — Map (db m129806) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10718 — Archibald S. Lewis
A member of Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston December 3, 1839 — Map (db m129913) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10674 — David Grieves
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company at San Jacinto Born in Scotland Died in Houston June 15, 1837 — Map (db m129968) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10754 — David Porter Richardson
Private secretary of President Sam Houston Died at Houston August 12, 1837 — Map (db m129868) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10742 — Eli Noland
In Captain William S. Fisher's company at San Jacinto Born in Ohio in 1804 Died in Houston, December 17, 1841 — Map (db m129948) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10775 — Fielding G. Secrest
Served in Captain Henry W. Karnes' company of Cavalry at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, June 1, 1840 His wife Eliza Sneed Secrest Died in 1839 — Map (db m129952) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10590 — George Allen(April 12, 1812 - June 5, 1854)
Texas War for Independence soldier; served also in Somervell Expedition against aggressors in Republic of Texas. Born in New York state. Came to Texas in 1830s. Settled 1838 in Houston, to help his brothers, Augustus C. and John Kirby Allen, . . . — Map (db m129875) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10688 — Harvey Homan
Came to Texas in January, 1836 Fought at San Jacinto in Captain Richard Roman's company Born in Kentucky, 1806 Died in Houston July, 1846 — Map (db m129949) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10796 — Henry Livingston Thompson
Commodore of the Texan Navy Died in Houston, Nov. 1, 1837 "The funeral of the late Commodore Thompson took place on the morning of Thursday last. His remains were followed to the grave by the largest and most respectable . . . — Map (db m129917) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 14605 — Jacob Maybee
Came to Texas in 1835 A member of Captain William S. Fisher's company at San Jacinto Died at Houston February 8, 1838 — Map (db m129955) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10634 — James Collinsworth
(Front) Born in Tennessee, 1806. Drowned in Galveston, July 11, 1839, and his remains brought by boat up Buffalo Bayou to Houston His remains interred in this cemetery under the auspices of Temple Lodge No. 4. First . . . — Map (db m129870) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10602 — Jethro Russell Bancroft
Came to Texas in 1830 Served in Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company at San Jacinto Died January 7, 1848 — Map (db m129969) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — John Austin Wharton
(Front:) Erected by the State of Texas to the memory of John Austin Wharton Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1806 Died at Houston, Texas December 17, 1838 (Rear:) Member of the General Council of the . . . — Map (db m129972) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10629 — John Cheevers
Came to Texas in 1829 Died in Houston in 1846 Participated in the Battle of San Jacinto as a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company — Map (db m129919) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10594 — John Kirby Allen
(Front) Born in Canasareaugh, New York 1810. Came to Texas in 1832. Died in Houston August 18, 1838 (Rear) John K. Allen was a member of the first Congress of the Republic (1836-1837) from Nacog- doches County. . . . — Map (db m129873) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10753 — John R. Reid
. . . — Map (db m129871) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10755 — John Richardson
Came to Texas, 1834. In Captain James Gillaspie's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston, May 25, 1840 — Map (db m129918) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10799 — John Viven
A member of Captain William Wood's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston, October 26, 1856 — Map (db m129912) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10737 — John W. Moore
Opposed Bradburn at Anahuac 1832. Member of the Consul- tation at San Felipe in 1835. Signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1836. First sheriff of Harris County, 1837 to 1840. City alderman in Houston, 1840. Married to Eliza . . . — Map (db m129910) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10655 — Joseph Ehlinger
Born in Alsace, France 1792 Died in Houston, Texas 1845 Served in Captain William J. E. Heard's company at San Jacinto — Map (db m129911) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10736 — Major Isaac N. Moreland
Born in Georgia. Came to Texas in 1834. Storming of Bexar, 1835. Commanded the artillery at San Jacinto. Made Major, July 20, 1836. Law partner of David G. Burnet, 1837. Died June 7, 1840 while Chief Justice of Harris County. Buried . . . — Map (db m129950) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10619 — Moses W. Brigham
A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company Battle of San Jacinto Died in Houston 1854 — Map (db m129953) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10716 — Mrs. Rebecca LamarIn Memory of
Widow of John Lamar and mother of Mirabeau B. Lamar Died at "Oak Grove" in Houston July 26, 1839 — Map (db m129865) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10604 — Robert Barr
San Jacinto veteran. Postmaster General of the Republic under Houston and Lamar. Born in Urbana, Ohio in 1802. Died in Houston, Texas at 9 a.m. October 11, 1839, of yellow fever. Buried under the auspices of the Masonic and . . . — Map (db m129915) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10732 — Robert W. Montgomery
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company of Regulars at San Jacinto Died in Houston June, 1837 — Map (db m129970) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10785 — William C. Swearingen
Born in Kentucky. Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania to fight for the freedom of Texas. A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, December 24, 1839 "Kiss William . . . — Map (db m129971) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10652 — William Daniel Durham
Born in England in 1814 Participated in the capture of Bexar, December 5th to 10th, 1835. Served in Captain William J. E. Heard's company at San Jacinto and was Second Lieutenant in the Milam Guards when he died at Houston, Aug- . . . — Map (db m129916) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10668 — William Gammell
Born in Scotland. Fought at San Jacinto in Captain A. H. Wyly's company. Died in Houston, April 10, 1869 and was buried here. His widow Jane McDaniel Gammell Died November 11, 1908 and was buried in the Glenwood . . . — Map (db m129951) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10783 — William S. Stilwell
A Private in Captain Isaac N. Moreland's company of Artillery at San Jacinto. Appointed Captain, December 26, 1836. Born in New York 1809. Died in Houston September 12, 1837 "Died in this city, on the 12th inst., suddenly, . . . — Map (db m129954) HM
Texas (Stephens County), Breckenridge — Stephens County Courthouse
Stephens County's first courthouse, erected in 1872, was a small pine building with desks for county officials lining the walls. In 1883, a new three-story red stone courthouse with a tower replaced the original structure.

Discovery of oil in . . . — Map (db m129715) HM

Texas (Stephens County), Breckenridge — Walter Prescott Webb's Formative Years
Noted historian Walter Prescott Webb (1888-1963) came with his family to Stephens County at the age of four. Over the next seventeen years, Webb received an education in frontier life that formed the basis of his intellectual development and his . . . — Map (db m129758) HM
Texas (Walker County), Huntsville — 18181 — Powell Sanctuary
Benjamin Harrison Powell (1881-1960) was a successful lawyer in the area for fifteen years until he was appointed in 1918 by Governor Hobby as judge of the 12th District Court and subsequently to the Commission of Appeals in Austin. Marian (Rather) . . . — Map (db m129693) HM

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