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Marker detail: Malay Falls, power house excavation image, Touch for more information
Courtesy MacPhee House Museum, Sheet Harbour
Marker detail: Malay Falls, power house excavation
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Hydroelectric Power — Sheet Harbour —
For almost 150 years, the East and West Rivers provided Sheet Harbour with waterpower for its sawmills. In the 1920s, the East River played an important role in delivering hydroelectric power to Sheet Harbour, as well as other communities in Nova . . . — Map (db m146158) HM
Mexico, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de Mexico — Alejandro Arango y Escandón
En esta casa murió Don Alejandro Arango y Escandón favorecedor de esta Ciudad. 1883. Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República English translation: In this house Alejandro Arango y . . . — Map (db m147387) HM
Mexico, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de Mexico — House of José Joaquín Herrera
El General Don José Joaquín Herrera, Presidente de la República en tres ocasiones, estableció su Gobierno en esta casa, del 30 de mayo al 12 de junio de 1848 por estar ocupada la Capital de la República por el ejército invasor . . . — Map (db m147385) HM WM
Mexico, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de Mexico — House of Valentín Goméz Farias
Esta casa fué propiedad de Don Valentín Gómez Farías, iniciador de la Reforma, Presidente de la República en dos periodos y constituyente de 1857. En la huerta estuvo sepultado varios años el cuerpo del Ilustre Hombre. . . . — Map (db m147345) HM
Mexico, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de Mexico — La Casa de Maternidad
Aquí estuvo “La Casa de Maternidad” fundada por la Archiduquesa Carlota Amalia. 1867. Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República English translation: Here was "The . . . — Map (db m147422) HM
Mexico, Hidalgo (Municipality of Huejutla de Reyes), Huejutla — Benito Juárez
El Estado de Hidalgo Al Gran Reformador Benito Juarez En el primer centenario de su natalicio marzo 21 de 1906 English translation: The State of Hidalgo To the Great Reformer Benito Juárez On the 100th . . . — Map (db m147413) HM WM
Mexico, Hidalgo (Municipality of Huejutla de Reyes), Huejutla — Captain Antonio Reyes Cabrera"El Tordo"
Siendo Gobernador Constitucional del Edo. de Hgo. C. Lic. Manuel Angel Nunez Soto Fue remodelada e inaugurada esta plaza Cap. Antonio Reyes Cabrera “El Tordo” Huejutla de Reyes, Por la sangre de tu . . . — Map (db m147380) WM
Mexico, Hidalgo (Municipality of Huejutla de Reyes), Huejutla — Tribute to Mexican Independence and Revolution
Universidad Tecnológica de la Huasteca Hidalguense Organismo Público Descentralizado del Gobierno del Estado de Hidalgo Mexico 2010 Bicentenario Independencia La historia de una nación se forma de aquellos eventos sociales . . . — Map (db m147555) WM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Rochester — Abdication House
King James II of England and VII of Scotland stayed at this house as the guest of Sir Richard Head before embarking for France on the 23rd December 1688 when he finally left England — Map (db m147191) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Rochester — Justice Tree
The iron plate outside the footpath marks the spot where stood the last "Justice Tree" in the county. Pie Powder courts were held here. — Map (db m147186) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Rochester — Restoration House
Restoration House Built in 1587. It is said that Charles II stayed here on the night of 28th May 1660 at his Restoration. The "Satis House" of "Great Expectations" — Map (db m147193) HM
United Kingdom, England (Kent), Rochester — Site of the Saxon Cathedral
Site of the Saxon cathedral built by Ethelbert King of Kent AD 604. The line of the apse is marked inside the cathedral. — Map (db m147189) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Ford City — The Old Brick Presbyterian Church1820
Old Brick Church began in 1820 as the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church and met in a frame building which burned in 1824. The present building has undergone few changes since its construction in 1828 when the congregation was officially . . . — Map (db m147370) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — In Memory of Jonathan Myrick DanielsVMI Class of 1961
Johnathan Daniels was murdered near this spot, then Cash's Store, on August 20, 1965.

He gave his life in the fight for integration of the churches and universal voter registration.

At the time, he was a divinity student at . . . — Map (db m147604) HM

Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — Varner's Cash Store
On August 20, 1965, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire, was shot dead at point blank range here. He was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and was attending Episcopal Theological School, . . . — Map (db m147601) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — The UNESCO Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage / Honoring The Memory Of The Ancestors
{Side 1} The UNESCO Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage Launched in 1994, the international and inter-regional project ‘The Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage’ addresses the history of the slave trade and slavery . . . — Map (db m147638) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 935 Hearst Avenue
No pivotal battles that changed the course of history were fought here. Nary a famous person was ever born or raised, lived, slept, dined, or even gave a glancing look at this place. This location did not provide a monumental role in the . . . — Map (db m147452) HM
California (Fresno County), Dunlap — 33 — Dunlap CemeteryBaker's Mountain
Arriving in Fresno County in 1870, Sands Baker purchased a quarter section of land at the base of what became Baker's Mountain. Baker continually added to this tract until he had about 2000 acres. Baker was prominent in the mountain community. . . . — Map (db m147608) HM
California (Kern County), Lebec — Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale
This memorial plaque placed in memory of Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale First Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California appointed by President Millard Fillmore Sanctioned by the United States government the Tejon Indian . . . — Map (db m147357) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — First Electric Power PoleCity of Los Angeles
On this corner, March 30, 1916, was erected the first pole of the municipal electric distribution system of the City of Los Angeles. This plaque placed February 5, 1952, by the Department of Water and Power as a part of the commemoration . . . — Map (db m147324) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 972 — Naval and Marine Corps Reserve CenterLos Angeles
Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates, this Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve . . . — Map (db m147662) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — World Trade Center Monument
This monument that now stands in front of you is a tribute to the Firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001. This monument once stood as a major portion of the vertical structural support for the center's . . . — Map (db m147659) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Rancho Palos Verdes — Harden GatehousePortuguese Point
Edward Walker Harden married Ruth Isabel Vanderlip in 1903, in Chicago. They built the gatehouse, as it stands today, in 1926. Gordon Kaufmann was the architect, and the Olmsted Brothers designed the landscaping. This imposing structure is of . . . — Map (db m147719) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Catalina Channel
The Catalina Channel, about 25 miles wide and close to 500 fathoms deep (about 3,000 feet), separates Santa Catalina Island from the mainland. This part of the Pacific Ocean was first visited by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, sailing under the . . . — Map (db m147299) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Royal Palms County BeachWhite Point
Royal Palms County Beach was originally developed as the Royal Palms Recreation Center by Roman Sepulveda from his share of the original Rancho Palos Verdes land grant. In 1908, Sepulveda installed an outdoor, terrazo dance floor at the foot . . . — Map (db m147298) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Santa Catalina Island
About 25 miles west of here, across the channel, lies Santa Catalina Island, which can be seen distinctly on a clear day. Santa Catalina Island, originally named San Salvador by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, was later visited . . . — Map (db m147341) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Fountain
White Point fountain is a relic of the one-time White Point Sulphur Springs spa complex which was built on the shore below the cliff. Made of concrete, it stood at the center of the hot springs building complex near the sea wall and outdoor . . . — Map (db m147327) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Nike Missile Site
The large concrete bunker, seen across the street, was the White Point Nike Site, built in the early 1950's. It was one of many such sites ringing the Los Angeles basin manned by National Guard units. Originally a site for the . . . — Map (db m147323) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Torrance — Jared Sidney Torrance1852 - 1921
Founder of the city of Torrance, known as Sidney to his many friends, he was a Southern California corporate and civic leader. At the age of 59, he purchased Rancho Dominguez grazing lands and created a city in which industry, commerce and . . . — Map (db m147394) HM
California (Modoc County), Canby — L-9 — Lassen Trail - Pit River
"We now call this cr. a river, but we do not know what it is. We begin to hear ... that we are near the Sacramento Valley" - Elijah Preston Howell, Sep 8, 1849 — Map (db m147426) HM
California (Modoc County), Davis Creek — A-33 — Applegate Trail - Davis Creek
... Decent [sic] to the lake ... Night brought us to the end of the lake ... We laid up on a mountain brook where the roads forked ... One branch going to Oregon, the other to California." Alonzo Delano, August 28, 1849 — Map (db m147424) HM
California (Modoc County), Davis Creek — A-31 — Applegate Trail - Descent to Lassen Creek
"Four miles to a beautiful little stream of pure cold water coming from the mountains to our left and emptying into Goose Lake ... Camped there ...Found plenty of ripe plums on the neighboring mountain sides." - Andrew Murphy, Sep 23, 1849 — Map (db m147338) HM
California (Modoc County), Fort Bidwell — A-28A — Applegate Trail - Fandango Pass Ascent
"We arrived at the foot of the summit ridge, the top of which lay one mile distant ... Up we ascended, slowly but surely, by the toilsome climbing of the teams and by lifting of the members. ... at the wheels." - William Swain, Oct 11, 1849 — Map (db m147406) HM
California (Modoc County), Fort Bidwell — A-28B — Applegate Trail - Fandango Pass Descent
"Passing over the summit, which is a very narrow ridge, a broad,deep valley ... presented itself to our view, far below us ... We immediately descended the mountain, which on this side, is fearfully steep" - Amos Batchelder, Sep 25, 1849 — Map (db m147407) HM
California (Modoc County), Newell — A-44 — Applegate Trail - Bloody Point
"Over divide to Tule Lake, on Lost River, passed in sight of Bloody Point where a train of emigrants were cut off last year. This afternoon Geo. W. Ebey killed a brant on the lake. Oh, so good to eat." - James Henry Bascomb Royal, Oct 19, 1853. — Map (db m147563) HM
California (Modoc County), Newell — BC-1 — Burnett Cutoff - At Klamath [Tule] Lake
"We followed the Applegate Route to Klamath Lake [Tule Lake], where we left that road and took a southern direction. Thomas McKay, myself, and five others ... Went on in advance of the wagons to discover the best route" - Peter Burnett, Oct 1848 — Map (db m147564) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Ocean Beach Municipal PierEstablished 1966
Originally named San Diego Fishing Pier, the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier was built in 1966. The OB Pier is the longest concrete pier on the west coast, extending 1,971 feet with a T-shape platform at the end of the pier adding 360 feet to the south . . . — Map (db m147233) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — “World’s Safest Beach”Carpinteria
The moniker "World's Safest Beach” was initially used in the 1920's to attract visitors to Carpinteria's pristine beaches, made "safe” by the sheltering Channel Islands. It later came to be embraced by the local community as an . . . — Map (db m147472) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 2 — Heath Adobe
One of Carpinteria Valley's earliest American settlers, Russel Heath, built a two-story adobe home here in 1858. Heath served as Santa Barbara's district attorney, first elected sheriff, and California state legislator. Heath planted his original . . . — Map (db m147603) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria1769
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's . . . — Map (db m147308) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Myron HuntArchitect — 1868-1952 —
Myron Hunt was one of the leading architects involved in the development of regional architecture for Southern California. The classical Mediterranean look of most of the important public buildings and large residential estates has . . . — Map (db m147419) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Capitola — Historic Lawn Way Cottages
The early land surrounding Capitola first saw sea side lagoons and meadows of colorful wild flowers, eucalyptus trees and butterflies with Ohlone Indians fishing in Soquel Creek to glowing barely fields and a potato warehouse in 1850.

The . . . — Map (db m147263) HM

California (Ventura County), Ventura — 32 — Peirano Market
Built in 1877 for merchant Alex Gandolfo and later owned by the Peirano family for 96 years, this building was in continuous use as a grocery store until 1986, which marked the retirement of Nick Peirano. Restored in 1998 by KL Associates . . . — Map (db m147594) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — NC-A7 — Battle of Cooch's Bridge
American light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Howe, Cornwallis and Knyphausen in this vicinity September 3, 1777. American troops were expert marksmen drafted . . . — Map (db m147686) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 15 — The Rock on Brightwood AvenueBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Across Quackenbos Street is Emory United Methodist Church. Named to honor Bishop John Emory of Maryland (1789-1835), the congregation dates from 1832. From the beginning, Emory welcomed all races but, like most Washington churches then, . . . — Map (db m147739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Dedicated to the Memory
Dedicated to the memory of those unknown who were enslaved and buried in the Archdiocese of Washington The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them Wisdom 3:1 [Additional sign to . . . — Map (db m147417) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The Duvall Foundry1050-30th Street, N.W.
Built between 1856 and 1866 as a machine shop by William T. Duvall, the Foundry is typical of commercial structures of that period. Duvall purchased the land from Thomas Beall, a grandson of Ninian Beall who was one of Georgetown's first settlers . . . — Map (db m147329) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — 19 — Community Building BlocksTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Security and style came to Tenleytown in 1900, when Engine House No. 20 opened across from Wisconsin Avenue. No longer would fire fighters have to come all the way from Georgetown to extinguish blazes in Tenleytown's wood-frame houses. Opened . . . — Map (db m147297) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Rock Creek Park — Herring HighwayRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This may look like a natural arrangement of rocks but it is really a feat of engineering. Rocks are precisely placed to build a series of boulder step pools that raise the water level making it possible for fish to swim over an active sewer line. . . . — Map (db m147381) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Rock Creek Park — Herring HighwayRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Boulder step pools dot this stretch of creek for an important reason. They were created to provide an essential passageway for migratory fish. Many sewer lines crisscross Rock Creek. Once buried, the pipes have been exposed due to high volumes of . . . — Map (db m147418) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Ortega's Most Famous Resident
Daniel McGirtt loved prosperously on this island (sometimes surreptitiously) during and immediately after the American Revolution. Originally from South Carolina he first sided with the colonists until he was betrayed by a fellow officer who coveted . . . — Map (db m147688) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Island of Ortega
Pre-European – Native Americans: Late Archaic, Timucuan, and Seminole Tribes. 1770-1775 – Abraham Jones was granted 2000 acres, then known as Maxton’s Creek Island, by King George III of England. He built a home and several small . . . — Map (db m147337) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — F-100 — Christ Church
Erected in 1832, this is the oldest church building in Florida still standing on its original site. Tradition ascribes the design of this Episcopal Church to Sir Christopher Wren. Constructed of locally made brick, it was used by Federal forces . . . — Map (db m147171) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — T.P. Winter Building
: This facility was built during World War II by Palmetto High School student members of the Future Farmers of America and their faculty advisor Mr. T.P. Winter. Construction began in December 1943 and was completed in May . . . — Map (db m146896) HM
Florida (Polk County), Bartow — PCHC-017 — Surveyor's Lake Schoolhouse
Polk County School Board Surveyor's Lake One-Room Schoolhouse District No. 26 1928-1936 — Map (db m146357) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Alberto ZoppeCircus Ring of Fame
Famed as the performer for whose services John Ringling North traded an elephant, he is the fabled patriarch of a family whose circus roots go back 160 years in Italy. His classic bareback equestrian act was featured in C.B. DeMille’s “The . . . — Map (db m147566) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Alfredo CodonaCircus Ring of Fame
A Ringling Bros. superstar of the 1920s, he was undisputed “King of the Flying Trapeze.” At a time when few had attempted it and even fewer had succeeded, he made the difficult triple back somersault a highlight of every performance, . . . — Map (db m147667) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Antoinette ConcelloCircus Ring Of Fame
Known as the “Queen of the Flying Trapeze,” she was the second woman to perform the difficult triple somersault. For many years she was the star female aerialist with the “Flying Concellos” who were considered to be one of . . . — Map (db m147230) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Barry LubinCircus Ring of Fame
Among modern-day circus clowns, he ranks in the very top echelon. As “Grandma,” an impish, red-attired solo clown, he has bestowed his feel-good merriment on 25 years of Big Apple Circus audiences and elevated physical comedy to a new . . . — Map (db m147421) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Bello NockCircus Ring Of Fame
Seventh generation member of one of the circus world’s royal families, his upswept red hair and daredevil aerial high jinks set him apart as one of the preeminent clowns in recent history. His mastery of such apparatus as the swaypole, highwire, . . . — Map (db m147510) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Cecil B. DeMilleCircus Ring of Fame
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, the live entertainment circus spectacular, was brought to the big screen by movie director Cecil B. DeMille in “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The winner of the 1952 Academy Award for Best Picture, the . . . — Map (db m147378) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Charles and Mathias CoronasCircus Ring of Fame
Legendary highwire walkers who escaped war-ravaged Czechoslovakia during World War II and became some of the most innovative, daring and influential performers of the post-World War II period. Known for their imaginative, original routines they . . . — Map (db m147372) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Charles SchlarbaumCircus Ring of Fame
Few in American circus history have led as many circus bands in as many performances. Born into a musical family with ties to the circus, it came as no surprise in 1958 when he and his trumpet joined the Cristiani Bros. Circus Band. Three years . . . — Map (db m147446) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Charly BaumannCircus Ring of Fame
In the Post-World War II era he was one of the world’s preeminent animal trainers. For 19 years Ringling audiences were awed by the beauty of his superb Royal Bengal Tiger Act which included one of the most difficult of all circus feats in . . . — Map (db m147257) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Cliff VargasCircus Ring of Fame
His hands-on managerial style and tireless work ethic helped him build Circus Vargas into one of the great circuses of the modern era. Starting from scratch with three trucks and eight animals, by the time of his untimely death 20 years later the . . . — Map (db m147570) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Con ColleanoCircus Ring of Fame
Known as the “Wizard of the Silver Thread,” his remarkable acrobatics were unmatched by any other low wire performer and made him one of the premier stars of the Ringling Bros. shows of the 1920s – 1940s. His singular . . . — Map (db m147220) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Count NicholasAmerica’s Most Celebrated Ringmaster — Circus Ring of Fame —
“Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Children of All Ages! Welcome!” This grand greeting was heard worldwide during Count’s illustrious 50 years in show business. Born in Greece, he traveled to America as a boy. In 1927, at . . . — Map (db m147331) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Count Roberto de VasconcellosViconde Ponte de Barca — Circus Ring of Fame —
Born of Portuguese nobility, experts acclaimed him to be the foremost exponent of classical horsemanship. His career evolved in the great circuses, music halls and theaters on three continents and culminated with the 1963-4 tour by Ringling in . . . — Map (db m147243) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — CuccioloCircus Ring of Fame
He was one of the few little persons to gain stardom as a performer. Born Pasqualino Rizzi, he came to the U.S. from Italy in 1948 with the Zoppe Bareback Equestrian Riders to join Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus. Among his notable . . . — Map (db m147182) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — D.R. and Isla MillerCircus Ring of Fame
Their contribution to the preservation of the traditional circus is enormous over six decades. They launched their tented shows to towns and cities throughout the nation, compiling the longest record of continual ownership in the annals of the . . . — Map (db m147619) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Dieter TassoCircus Ring Of Fame
A juggler who for six decades has astounded audiences with his trademark routine in which, while mounted on a slackwire, he uses his foot to toss as many as ten pairs of cups and saucers, plus spoon, teapot, and sugar cube, into a stack atop his . . . — Map (db m147509) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Dime Wilson FamilyCircus Ring Of Fame
He clowned for a lifetime while helping raise a half-dozen future circus stars. Paired with his wife, Connie, who was one of the first performing female clowns, the couple amused audiences on more than 30 shows over half a century while also . . . — Map (db m147491) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Dr. J.Y. HendersonCircus Ring of Fame
For over 40 years he was veterinarian of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus looking after the world’s largest traveling menagerie. He is recognized as an outstanding authority on the care and feeding of circus animals. Charley’s . . . — Map (db m147679) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Emmitt KellyCircus Ring of Fame
Emmett Kelly, the most famous clown of his time, will always be remembered as the creator of “Weary Willie” a clown whose sad face and original antics delighted circus audiences here and abroad. Thanks to Kelly’s rare gift for . . . — Map (db m147199) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Fay AlexanderCircus Ring of Fame
Recognized as one of the most accomplished artists of the flying trapeze. Performed with the “Flying Concellos” with Ringling and later formed the “Flying Alexanders.” His artistry has been seen in the movie . . . — Map (db m147623) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Franz Czeisler TihanyCircus Ring of Fame
Born in 1916 Hungary, he became one of the great impresarios of our time. In 1955, he and his wife Ilona, created Circus Tihany Spectacular, Latin America’s largest traveling circus. In a half-century of touring South and Central America and . . . — Map (db m147612) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Franz UnusCircus Ring of Fame
Franz Unus, an equilibrist of unequaled skill. Originated and perfected the spectacular one-finger stand in which he balanced his body on his right index finger atop a large electric light bulb. He was a center ring star with Ringling for 13 . . . — Map (db m147217) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Fred and Ella BradnaCircus Ring Of Fame
As newlyweds, they joined the great Barnum & Bailey Circus, launching careers in which both would attain super stardom. The quintessential equestrian director who became the model for nearly every ringmaster, he directed the daily performances of . . . — Map (db m147207) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Fred D. Pfening, Jr.The Circus Ring of Fame
Author, journalist, historian, biographer and lover of all things circus. Friend to trouper and fan alike, his fascination with the circus began as a child and consumed his life for the next seventy-five years, including forty-nine as editor and . . . — Map (db m147350) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Gee Gee EngesserCircus Ring of Fame
Over seven decades she thrilled audiences with her remarkable riding skills, her outstanding animal presentations and her theatrical productions. First gaining fame at 18 on Cole Bros. Following World War II, she became one of a very few to ever . . . — Map (db m147550) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — George ScottScott’s Unrideable Mule — The Circus Ring of Fame —
A one-of-a-kind act that his never been duplicated and the most recognized comedy act in circus history, George and his partner the mule Nebraska performed over 25 years together. George, along with his beloved wife Catherine and family came to . . . — Map (db m147269) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of MonacoCircus Ring of Fame
His life-long enthusiasm for the patronage of the circus arts culminated in his founding of the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo. Unsurpassed in its grandeur, this annual event has become the world’s largest and most prestigious . . . — Map (db m147339) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Hamid FamilyGeorge A. Hamid, Sr., George A. Hamid Jr., James M. Hamid Sr., James M. Hamid Jr. — Circus Ring of Fame —
Hailing from Broumana, Lebanon, George, Sr., an acrobat, arrived in America in 1908 with Buffalo Bill Wild West and was taught to read and write English by Annie Oakley. He opened his first circus at age 17. This was the first circus in the . . . — Map (db m147301) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Hans WinnCircus Ring of Fame
For seven decades, he has performed in and produced some of the world’s most exciting thrill acts. While he is widely known for the motorcycle incline, the Winn repertoire has included more than a dozen sensational aerial and ground acts, all of . . . — Map (db m147428) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Harold AlzanaCircus Ring of Fame
On a thin sliver of wire, 60 feet above the ground he performed more near-suicidal feats than any other wire walker in circus history. With the Ringling Show he danced, skipped rope, and walked where angels fear to tread, flirting with death twice . . . — Map (db m147685) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Henry Ringling NorthCircus Ring Of Fame
Along with his brother, Ring of Fame inductee John Ringling North, he was co-owner of the RBBB Show from 1936-1967, overseeing much of the management of the circus, and acted as consultant to the show after its sale to the Felds. He deferred the . . . — Map (db m147162) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Ian GardenCircus Ring of Fame
A highly respected showman, circus owner and animal trainer. He took over a struggling Garden Bros. Circus following his father’s death and built it into an entertainment giant and Canada’s foremost major circus that rivaled Ringling Bros. in some . . . — Map (db m147354) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Italo Fornasari FamilyCircus Ring of Fame
Italo Fornasari, one of the circus world’s most esteemed comedic talents, and his family have influenced the art of clowning in virtually every field of entertainment. Benefiting from Italo’s comical antics, the family, including Italo’s wife, . . . — Map (db m147549) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Jacqueline ZerbiniCircus Ring Of Fame
Trapeze artist extraordinaire, French-born Jacqueline is known for her spectacular heel catches and one toe hangs, all without safety devices. Her versatility extended to training and presenting eight species of animals, including her fantastic act . . . — Map (db m147346) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Jean “Tarzan” ZerbiniCircus Ring of Fame
Swinging into the ring, attired in a loincloth, he was “Tarzan Zerbini, Lord of the Jungle” in one of the most innovative and crowed-pleasing wild animal acts of the 20th century. His dedication to the circus led him in 1980 into . . . — Map (db m147447) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Jenny WallendaCircus Ring of Fame
She had a distinguished performing career aloft on the ground. Starred as the top mounter on both the Wallenda’s original seven-person pyramid on the highwire and on the Zoppe bareback riding act on which she appeared in the film, “The . . . — Map (db m147546) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — John PughCircus Ring of Fame
Though British by birth, he lived the American dream of rising from minor performer to become owner of the circus for which he worked. As owner of the mighty Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus, few have done more to preserve the traditions of the . . . — Map (db m147490) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Joseph BauerCircus Ring of Fame
One of the circus world’s foremost entrepreneurs whose remarkable circus career began at age 4 and still flourishes three-quarters of a century later. In those 75 years, he has been a featured swaypole performer and has become a talent agent, . . . — Map (db m147431) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Josephine BerosiniCircus Ring Of Fame
A daring aerialist whose heart stopping performances made her one of the most accomplished highwire artists of the Post-World War II era. She was the first woman to begin and end her act by climbing to, and descending from, the highwire on the . . . — Map (db m147255) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — JumboCircus Ring of Fame
Arguably the most famous elephant in history was brought to America from England by none other than famed showman P.T. Barnum in 1882. Cared for by trusted companion and keeper Mathew “Scotty” Scott, Jumbo was an African bush elephant . . . — Map (db m147302) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Karl L. KingCircus Ring of Fame
A circus musician and bandleader, he began a ten-year career as a Windjammer at 18, trouping with and conducting the bands of some of the finest circuses including Barnum & Bailey. A prolific composer of music for the circus, his works capture the . . . — Map (db m147682) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Kenny DoddCircus Ring of Fame
When he was ten, Ken was sure his life would be in the circus. A unique style of traditional white face clowning was the primary focus of his performing years. Starting with the Cristiani Bros., and also Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey . . . — Map (db m147262) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — La NormaCircus Ring Of Fame
La Norma, a talented and daring aerialist on the high trapeze was a center-ring star with the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey and other leading circuses. Her act included a variety of risky stunts performed 60 feet aloft with no safety net below. . . . — Map (db m147216) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — La ToscaCircus Ring Of Fame
Of the few women to perform on the bounding rope only Tosca Canestrell ever executed the backward double somersault. Born to a famed circus family, she debuted at nine on Ringling Bros. At 16, she was crowned “Queen Of The Circus” by . . . — Map (db m147222) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — LalageCircus Ring Of Fame
Known as "The High Priestess Of Rhythm Aloft," it was with the physically demanding one-arm swing that she gained her fame. An established star in Europe, she came to the attention of U.S. audiences at San Francisco’s 1939 World’s Fair and made . . . — Map (db m147245) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Lillian LeitzelCircus Ring Of Fame
Lillian Leitzel a superb aerial artist was known throughout the 1920s as “The Queen Of The Circus”. She was acclaimed not only for her difficult feats performed high in Ringlings Big Top, but also for her dazzling personality. Her . . . — Map (db m147206) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Mabel StarkThe Circus Ring Of Fame
No animal trainer has created the same element of suspense as Mabel Stark did when she entered the steel arena, carrying only a small buggy whip and a short stick. The authority of her voice and force of her personality controlled 21 tigers and . . . — Map (db m147231) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Manuel “Junior” RuffinCircus Ring of Fame
Protégé of the legendary Clyde Beatty, his 40-year circus career included stints as a wild animal trainer, trainmaster on the Ringling-owned Monte Carlo Circus, tent boss for Circus Vargas, transportation boss for Ringling’s Blue Unit and as a key . . . — Map (db m147467) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — May WirthCircus Ring of Fame
Born in Australia May Wirth’s acrobatics on horse-back earned her center ring stardom with Barnum & Bailey. She was the first woman to somersault from one horse to another. From 1919 to 1929 she reigned as Ringling’s "Queen of Equestrian Artists". . . . — Map (db m147684) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Miguel VazquezCircus Ring of Fame
One of the greatest flyers of all time, he astounded the circus world when, in 1981, he accomplished a feat that had eluded every human and which was universally deemed to be impossible. It was the legendary “Quad”, four somersaults in . . . — Map (db m147351) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Norma and Ben and Eva DavenportCircus Ring of Fame
Remarkable circus family headed by the renowned Ben, owner of the giant Dailey Bros. Railroad Circus and the largest herd of elephants in the country. Daughter, Norma, was billed at 10 as the world’s youngest elephant trainer. She devoted her life . . . — Map (db m147614) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Pablo Rodriguez and FamilyCircus Ring of Fame
With the guiding hand of Pablo Rodriguez, he and his family formed what became one of the most accomplished family aerial acts of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Their aerial bar act and double and triple-wide flying trapeze-wide acts were among the . . . — Map (db m147375) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Paul BinderCircus Ring of Fame
He was founder of the Big Apple Circus and the guiding genius behind its success during its formative years and beyond. Under his leadership, Big Apple became one of America’s greatest circuses that rivaled in quality older, more traditional . . . — Map (db m147361) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Pedro ReisCircus Ring of Fame
A spectacular aerial performer, he cofounded Circus Sarasota and became the driving force behind its emergence as one of the country’s elite circuses. By presenting top quality performances and conducting a highly regarded community outreach . . . — Map (db m147501) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Pinito Del OroCircus Ring Of Fame
One of the great performers in the history of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. She brought a combination of beauty and an uncanny sense of balance to the Big Top in the 1950s, her specialty was a spectacular routine in which, without a net and . . . — Map (db m147363) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Rudi and Sue LenzCircus Ring of Fame
Presenting a half-dozen or more crowd-pleasing chimpanzees, they delighted European and U.S. audiences for three decades. After starring on such heralded European circuses as Knie, Krone, Williams, and Bertram Mills, their greatest acclaim came on . . . — Map (db m147463) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Struppi HannefordCircus Ring Of Fame
In a 50-year circus career, she has appeared on the wire, presented a leopard act, presented tigers and lions, made two Ed Sullivan appearances and produced performances of the Royal Hanneford Circus. But, it was her marvelous solo trapeze act as . . . — Map (db m147252) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Sylvia ZerbiniCircus Ring of Fame
Growing up on her family’s circus, her love of animals and her admiration of her mother’s trapeze artistry led Sylvia to become an expert equine trainer and an outstanding aerialist. One of the first to attain superstardom in the 21st century, she . . . — Map (db m147554) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Terry Cavaretta & The Flying CavarettasCircus Ring of Fame
One of the greatest female flying trapezists, Terry began flying at the age of five, made her professional debut at eight and mastered the difficult triple somersault at the tender age of 13. As one of the Flying Cavarettas, she completed the triple . . . — Map (db m147512) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The BertinisCircus Ring of Fame
The Vallas, a Czechoslovakian family performing as the Bertinis, amazed audiences with their teeterboard, somersaulting and pyramid routines on the unicycle and the free-balancing, swinging split breakaway dive from the hanging perch. During the . . . — Map (db m147261) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Clarke FamilyCircus Ring of Fame
The Clarke Family arrived from England in 1903 to appear with Barnum and Bailey. Besides the family riding act, Ernest and Charles had a two-man flying act called the Clarkonians. Considered the greatest English aerialist, Ernest was the first . . . — Map (db m147178) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Cristiani FamilyCircus Ring of Fame
The Cristiani Family, six brothers and five sisters, presented one of the greatest equestrian or bareback riding acts ever seen in the circus. In addition to their thrilling feats of horsemanship they were gifted in a wide variety of circus . . . — Map (db m147196) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Del Moral Perch Act TroupeCircus Ring of Fame
True originators in the art of perch-pole balancing, their career spanned 30 years starting in the 1940’s. Original members from Mexico were Jorge del Moral, Manuel del Moral and Mavicha Pacheco-Atayde. Upon Mavicha’s retirement, Monty Kirklan . . . — Map (db m147353) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Derrick Rosaire FamilyThe Circus Ring of Fame
Patriarch of the versatile family that has trained and performed with a wide variety of animals, Derrick Rosaire has endeared himself to three generations of American audiences with his classic presentation of “Tony The Wonder Horse,” . . . — Map (db m147197) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Nelson FamilyCircus Ring Of Fame
Arthur Sara Warren, Six Daughters and one son were outstanding acrobats noted for their “Risley Act” and performed with the major circuses of the time, four members of the family married circus performers whose skills have been passed . . . — Map (db m147194) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Nerveless NocksCircus Ring of Fame
Their circus roots date back to 1840 in their native Switzerland where the family owned a circus. They first thrilled American audiences with their daring swaypole routine in 1954. Since then, they have thrilled millions worldwide. Their troupe, . . . — Map (db m147675) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The PedrolasCircus Ring Of Fame
Following the 2nd World War, Rudolf Mootz, his wife Gerda, his brothers Peter and Wilhelm, along with Beppo Wallenda formed the Wallenda/Mootz Highwire Troupe, performing in Europe. After disbanding that group, Rudolf and Gerda, along with daughter . . . — Map (db m147163) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Stephenson FamilyCircus Ring Of Fame
During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s this English family’s highly charged dog act became one of the most popular attractions ever to command center ring on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In addition to Lucy, the family’s matriarch, the act . . . — Map (db m147502) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The TheronsCircus Ring of Fame
High energy bicycling French family, they were the first European act brought to the U.S. by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey after World War II. The fast pace of their act, their acrobatic tricks, flashy costumes and comedy antics of Mauris . . . — Map (db m147362) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Three Atayde BrothersCircus Ring of Fame
Having assumed ownership in 1975 of the then 87-year-old Circo Atayde Hermanos, Andres, Alberto and Alfredo have perpetuated the legacy of this cherished Mexican institution while diligently maintaining its standing as one of the preeminent . . . — Map (db m147448) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The ZacchinisCircus Ring of Fame
The 7 Zacchini Brothers perfected the single and double human cannon ball act which made its debut with the Ringling Circus in 1929. This spectacular act set a record when the Zacchini Cannon propelled a human bullet through the air at a height of . . . — Map (db m147664) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Tim HolstCircus Ring of Fame
Tim Holst joined the Greatest Show on Earth in 1972 as a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate, he eventually became the 21st Ringmaster in Ringling Bros. history and then went on to be performance director for the Red Unit. . . . — Map (db m147371) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Tino Wallenda-ZoppeCircus Ring of Fame
From his successful re-creation with class of seven-person pyramid that had tragically collapsed on the highwire 36 years earlier, to his spectacular skywalks and the winning of the Silver Clown Award at Monte Carlo he has become one of the . . . — Map (db m147488) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Tito Gaona and FamilyCircus Ring of Fame
In his execution of the triple somersault on the flying trapeze, he has few peers. His charismatic style, grace and beauty being compared to that of the legendary Alfredo Codona. With his father, Victor, as catcher, Tito, his sister Chela, and . . . — Map (db m147195) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Tony SteeleCircus Ring of Fame
In the second half of the 20th century he was in the top rank of the world’s flying trapeze elite. During a flying career that began at age 15 and has continued well into his 70’s he was the first in history to complete such tricks as the Double . . . — Map (db m147451) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Victoria Unus "La Toria"Circus Ring Of Fame
A remarkable combination of showmanship, endurance, grace and beauty, with the one arm giant swing, made "La Toria" an acknowledged superstar, who remained high above the center ring for her entire performing career. Victoria’s incredible . . . — Map (db m147246) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Ward HallCircus Ring of Fame
Lured by the siren call of the circus, he joined Dailey Bros. at age 15, thereby embarking on a notable six-decade career in which he has enthralled, mystified, educated and seduced millions of circus- and fair-goers who were drawn to his bally . . . — Map (db m147449) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Ward-Bell FlyersCircus Ring of Fame
The brainchild of Harold Ward and Gus Bell, it became one of the most acclaimed flying return acts of its day. At its peak in the 1950s, it included nine members performing three abreast on triple wide rigging. In a demonstration of high . . . — Map (db m147259) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — William and Barbara WoodcockCircus Ring of Fame
Over a 50-year career devoted to working with elephants he has become one of the most highly regarded trainers in circus annals, thereby furthering the legacy of his father, famed Elephant Man, William Woodcock, Sr. For 25 of those years, this . . . — Map (db m147205) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Wilson StoreyCircus Ring of Fame
Born in France he learned the skill and patience of animal training from the great Alfred Court. In 1939, Storey came to America with Court’s animal act and appeared in the Ringling show. In 1957 he became talent coordinator for several circuses . . . — Map (db m147229) HM
Florida (Sumter County), Bushnell — Retired Enlisted AssociationFlorida National Cemetery
Dedicated To All Retired Enlisted Military Personnel — Map (db m146535) WM
Illinois (Johnson County), Vienna — Revolutionary War Veterans
Early settlers of Johnson County included patriots of the Revolutionary War. With this Historical Marker we commemorate the following veterans. Daniel Chapman - Born July 25, 1756 in Westchester County, New York. Daniel Chapman served the . . . — Map (db m146585) HM WM
Illinois (Johnson County), Vienna — Route of Gen. George Rogers Clark
Route of Gen. Geo Rogers Clark on march from Ft Massac to Kaskaskia 1778 — Map (db m146584) HM
Illinois (Montgomery County), Litchfield — Fine Dining on Rte 66The Ariston Café
The Shifting Highway In 1924, Pete Adam opened the first Ariston in Carlinville next to the original alignment of Route 66. When the highway was rerouted in 1929, Pete moved his cafe next to the new 66 in Litchfield (across the street from . . . — Map (db m147474) HM
Illinois (Montgomery County), Litchfield — The American Radiator Plant Cornerstone
The cornerstone of the American Radiator plant was laid on June 9, 1904. The plant occupied 28 acres on the southeast edge of town and produced cast iron radiators. During World War II, it converted to the manufacture of sand-molded magnesium . . . — Map (db m147469) HM
Illinois (Montgomery County), Litchfield — The Litchfield Community High School 1924-1997
The cornerstone for the Litchfield Community High School was laid in the fall of 1923. By the spring of the next year, the building was near completion and the class of 1924 held commencement exercises in the spacious new auditorium. The . . . — Map (db m147471) HM
Illinois (Montgomery County), Litchfield — The Vic Suhling Sign
Vic Suhling first leased this property from Charles and Maude Modlin. He built a new gas station and erected this Vic Suhling/Gas for Less sign. He later purchased this property from them in 1961. The business closed in 1968….but not for long. It . . . — Map (db m147386) HM
Illinois (Pike County), Valley City — Lime Kiln
In the mid-1800s, the air here was filled with the earthy smell of wood smoke and lime being rendered into powder. Half a mile to to north, a steamboat stopped to pick up produce from farmers and merchant good. Griggsville Landing featured a . . . — Map (db m147531) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Collinsville — Grand PlazaHeart of the City
The heart of Cahokia was the Grand Plaza situated between Monks Mound and the Twin Mounds. Archaeological testing has confirmed that the plaza was, in part, artificially created by filling in low areas and reducing high points to create a flat, . . . — Map (db m147237) HM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — 44th Air Refueling Squadron(SAC)
Activated Lake Charles AFB LA 1953 Deactivated at Selfridge AFB MI 1964 Crew Positions Aircraft Commander Pilot Navigator Flight Engineer Boom Operator Radio Operator Crew Chief — Map (db m147260) HM WM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — Adolphus W. Greely
Major General U.S.Army Medal Of Honor Issued 22 February 1935 — Map (db m147300) HM WM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — Albert Weisbogel
Captain U.S. Navy - U.S.S. Benicia Medals of Honor Issued Double Awardee 23-March-1886 9-June-1886 — Map (db m147314) HM WM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — Captain Daniel Johannes Goos
Panel 1 Born March 23, 1815 in Wyk Auf Föhr, Nordfriesland, now Germany Immigrated to Philadelphia in 1835 and soon moved to New Orleans Married Katarina Barbara Moeling March 26, 1846 Moved to Lake Charles in 1855 Died May 19, 1898 in . . . — Map (db m147253) HM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — John Osborne
Seaman U.S. Navy - U.S.S. Juniata Medal of Honor Issued G.O. #218 24-August-1876 — Map (db m147313) HM WM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — Theodore S. Wilkinson Jr.
Ensign U.S. Navy - Veta Cruz, Mex. U.S.S. Kansas Medal of Honor Issued G.O. #177 4-December-1915 — Map (db m147315) HM WM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — Thomas J. Ryan
Ensign - U.S.Navy - U.S.S. Salem Medal of Honor Issued 15-March-1924 — Map (db m147304) HM WM
Louisiana (Calcasieu Parish), Lake Charles — Vietnam Veterans MemorialVVA-215
Plaque 1 In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause - freedom and honor - and came back as men with . . . — Map (db m147317) HM WM
Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Denham Springs — Denham Springs Historic Site
. . . — Map (db m147595) HM
Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Pineville — How Fort Buhlow was built
There are no detailed descriptions or illustrations of how Fort Buhlow was built. However, through military reports and other historical records it is known that Fort Buhlow was a circular earthwork fort with an outer ditch around it. It was . . . — Map (db m147330) HM
Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Pineville — Who was stationed at Fort Buhlow?How did they live?
General Kirby Smith organized five artillery batteries called the Siege Train Battalion to be posted at Fort Buhlow and Fort Randolph. In mid-December 1864, Major Richard M. Venable arrived at the forts. He had trained as an artillery and engineer . . . — Map (db m147588) HM
Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Pineville — Why Was Fort Buhlow Built?Was there another fort nearby?
Why was Fort Buhlow built? Fort Buhlow was built in response to rumors that the Union Army was going to attack the Red River in the spring of 1865. General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department, saw that . . . — Map (db m147326) HM
Louisiana (St. Bernard Parish), Chalmette — Chalmette Battlefield
Site of the last major battle of the War of 1812 fought on January 8, 1815. Forces under the command of General Andrew Jackson defeated the British forces under the command of General Sir Edward Pakenham. This victory saved the city of New Orleans, . . . — Map (db m147344) HM
Louisiana (St. Landry Parish), Opelousas — City Hall1945
One of the earliest buildings to occupy this corner was built by Mrs. Ann Meremon as a memorial to her late husband, Jean Meremon. Bataille Dry Goods operated on this site in 1847. Later, Joseph Bloch owned the store from 1860 through the 1890s. . . . — Map (db m147244) HM
Louisiana (St. Landry Parish), Opelousas — Let Freedom Ring
This Monument is dedicated to the men and women of St. Landry Parish who honorably served our country and to those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice for Freedom World War II Korean War Vietnam War Erected by the Opelousas Elks Lodge #1048 B.P.O.E . . . — Map (db m147589) WM
Maine (Kennebec), Waterville — Lombard Log Hauler
Lombard Log Hauler Circa 1926 Mfg. By A.O. Lombard Waterville, ME Dedicated Dec. 2, 1981 — Map (db m147325) HM
Maine (Kennebec), Waterville — The Two Cent BridgeRiver Walk at Head of Falls
The history of toll bridges across the Kennebec goes back to the early 1820's when the bridge connecting Waterville-Winslow was partially destroyed by a March flood in 1827. Another great flood in 1832 damaged the bridge which was rebuilt only to . . . — Map (db m147328) HM
Maine (Kennebec County), Fairfield — Early Electric Power Generation
Looking down the river from where you are, the building foundation remanents you see are those of an electric power generation station which began operation in the late 1890's and is pictured on this display. Water power was used to drive belts . . . — Map (db m147321) HM
Maryland (Allegany County), Cumberland — “The Narrows”
One of the most picturesque spots around Cumberland, discovered by Spendelow after the road over Wills Mountain had been constructed by General Braddock. Adopted as the route of the Cumberland Road (The National Road) 1833. The old stone bridge . . . — Map (db m147744) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — On to YorktownWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
On February 20, 1781, George Washington ordered the Marquis de Lafayette with 1,200 men of the newly-established Light Infantry Corps to Virginia to counter Benedict Arnold's raids around Richmond. Lafayette arrived at the Head of Elk on March 3 . . . — Map (db m147658) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — A Lighthouse CrumblesDowns Park History Moment
First established in 1822 (discontinued in 1855) the Bodkin Island Lighthouse would have been visible to your left in the distance. It has long since crumbled and what remains of the lighthouse and the island on which it stood now show only as a . . . — Map (db m147648) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — Garden GazeboDowns Park History Moment
During the period 1913 to 1937 this property was the summer estate of H.R. Mayo Thom. In Mother's Garden was this thatched roof gazebo. The gazebo was built by Reginald Giddings, a handyman who worked or the Thoms. Mr. Giddings was an Englishman . . . — Map (db m147654) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — Improvements on the BayfrontDowns Park History Moment
During the period 1913 to 1937 this property was the summer estate of H.R. Mayo Thom. The bridge and bathhouse pictured here were used by family and friends for access to the beach. Catherine (Thom) Parsons recalls:
"...We . . . — Map (db m147644) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — Kids on the FarmDowns Park History Moment
During the 1940's thru the 1960's this property belonged to Dr. George Bishop and family. There were numerous cottages on the property which were rented to families for the summer. The kids often got to ride in the horse cart as depicted here. . . . — Map (db m147646) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — Summer House on the BayDowns Park History Moment
During the period 1913 to 1937 this property was the summer estate of H.R. Mayo Thom. The gazebo pictured here was built and enjoyed by the Thoms during this period. Catherine (Thom) Parsons, daughter of H.R. Mayo Thom recalls: . . . — Map (db m147649) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — The old entrance roadDowns Park History Moment
This photo, probably taken in the 1930's, shows the old entrance road to Rocky Beach Farm. Access to the farm at that time was primarily via this road which extended out to Mountain Road. Visible over Annette Thoms shoulder is the end of the . . . — Map (db m147652) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — The Rocky Beach Oyster FarmDowns Park History Moment
In 1913 this property belonged to a wealthy Baltimorean, Mr. H. R. Mayo Thom. He was the first person in Maryland to plant oysters on land leased from the state under the new Haman Oyster Culture Law. The Rocky Beach Oyster Farm was located . . . — Map (db m147651) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — The TonkawayDowns Park History Moment
During the period 1913 to 1937 this property was the summer estate of H. R. Mayo Thom. Mr. Thom was a wealthy Baltimorean who made many improvements to the property. This boat, the Tonkaway was once of his greatest pleasures Catherine (Thom) . . . — Map (db m147647) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — The Wishing Bench
This bench was built for Ms. Thom around 1915 by Reginald Giddings. Legend has it that if you sit quietly and make a secret wish, your wish will come true. — Map (db m147655) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Uniontown — Historic Uniontown
Historic Uniontown circa 1800 listed on the National Register of Historic Places Map (db m147266) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Uniontown — The John Hyder House and Post Office
The John Hyder House and Post Office c. 1813 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Additional plaque on the house:] John Hyder, Postmaster . . . — Map (db m147268) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Uniontown — Weaver - Fox House
[Top plaque:] Weaver - Fox House 1875 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Bottom plaque:] Built by Dr. Jacob Weaver Jr. Physician . . . — Map (db m147267) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Carroll Hall / President's House / Levine Hall / Baker Chapel / Alumni Hall / Ward Memorial Arch
Carroll Hall - 1873 President's House - 1889 Levine Hall - 1891 Baker Chapel - 1895 Alumni Hall - 1896 Ward Memorial Arch - 1898 Designated Historical Places on the National Register U.S. Department of the . . . — Map (db m147270) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Calvert — Brick Meeting House
William Penn set aside lot no. 30 (500 acres) of the “Nottingham Lots” in 1702 for a “common” and site of a “meeting house” as a bold move in the boundary line dispute with Lord Baltimore. It has been continuously . . . — Map (db m147740) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Elkton — Flight 214
In memory of the 81 men women and children who lost their lives when Pan Am Flight 214 crashed on this site December 8, 1963 — Map (db m147678) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Bird’s Eye ViewStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
From Bulls (or Bull) Mountain, American militia had a commanding view of Elk Neck peninsula. They observed the Upper Chesapeake Bay and North East River to the north and west, and Elk River to the south and east.

As enemy ships approached on . . . — Map (db m147622) HM

Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Sentinel on the Bay
The Turkey Point Lighthouse stands proudly on a 100-foot bluff looking south over the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1833, the lighthouse pointed the way to safe waters for nearly 175 years. It played a vital part in protecting the lives and livelihoods . . . — Map (db m147746) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — The Enemy ReturnsStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
British Admiral Cockburn's flagship arrived in the Upper Bay April 28, 1813, with twelve barges carrying about 450 men. From here, they terrorized residents along the Sassafras, Elk, North East, and Susquehanna rivers. Thirty-six years . . . — Map (db m147642) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Welcome to Turkey Point!
This historic walk takes you to the Turkey Point Light Station in Maryland's Cecil County. You will find, atop a 100-foot-high bluff, an 1833 tapering conical stucco-covered brick tower and a 1913 cement oil house. This Lighthouse is 31_1/2 feet . . . — Map (db m147628) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Why Build a Lighthouse?
What does a lighthouse mean to you? For some, a lighthouse stands for security, providing safe passage home from a treacherous journey. For others, a lighthouse harkens back to a simpler time, before modern technology altered our connection with the . . . — Map (db m147747) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Adams Hall
Adams Hall erected 1900 as the gymnasium of the Senior School for Girls of the The Jacob Tome Institute. In 1983 it became the Town Hall of the town of Port Deposit. — Map (db m147382) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Flight 605
In memory of the passengers and crew that perished near here on Eastern Airlines Flight 605 May 30, 1947 — Map (db m147677) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Port Deposit — Washington Hall
Directly across the street stood Washington Hall. The Institute's first building erected 1894 by Jacob Tome (1810-1898) founder and benefactor of The Tome School — Map (db m147383) HM
Maryland (Cecil County), Rising Sun — In Memory of the Unknown Soldiers
In memory of the Unknown Soldiers buried at Brick Meetinghouse while it was used as a hospital in 1778. [at marker bottom] May 30, 1929 — Map (db m147741) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — 137 South Seton Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m147283) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Daughters of Charity
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Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Daughters of Charity"O, it was beyond description" — Gettysburg Campaign —
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Roman Catholic community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's here in 1809 (in1 1850, merged with the Daughters of Charity). The sisters played a prominent role during the Civil War as nurses and . . . — Map (db m147294) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Gen. John F. Reynolds"Dear Kate" — Gettysburg Campaign —
On the last day of June 1863, Emmitsburg became a Union army supply base. Union Gen. John F. Reynolds, commanding the left wing of the Army of the Potomac (I, III and XI Corps), arrived as I Corps came into Emmitsburg to obtain needed supplies, . . . — Map (db m147296) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) Mother + Convert + Educator + Foundress [Plaque near the base of the statue:] Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Foundress Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's 31 July 1809 . . . — Map (db m147285) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
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Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
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Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
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Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York
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Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
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Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — St. Joseph's Valley Camp"The poor fellows looked half-starved" — Gettysburg Campaign —
About 38,000 Union troops from three corps passed through Saint Joseph's Valley during the five days before the Battle of Gettysburg, until it seemed to the sisters that "the grounds around were actually covered with Soldiers." Emmitsburg was . . . — Map (db m147295) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — The Bells of St. Joseph's Valley
Bells pealed throughout Saint Joseph's Valley with the joyful news of Mother Seton's beatification March 17, 1963 The Academy Bell, cast by George Harley of Philadelphia (n.d.), summoned boarding and day pupils of Saint Joseph's Academy to . . . — Map (db m147288) HM

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