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By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2019
Marietta Johnson Marker
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Marietta Johnson
Marietta Johnson, world leader of the Progressive Education Movement founded the School of Organic Education in 1907. The school, which demonstrated her philosophy, attracted intellectuals and artists. Her work is a reminder of Fairhope’s . . . — Map (db m128888) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Women's Veterans MemorialAlabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Dedicated to all women veterans who have served, sacrificed and suffered for our nation. Your patriotism and courage are greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. [Seals of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps & . . . — Map (db m100943) WM
Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Exploit of Murphree SistersIncident of May 1, 1863 during Streight (USA) -Forrest (CSA) Campaign.
Three prowling Union soldiers invaded home of sister-in-law of Celia and Winnie Mae Murphree taking food, drink; killing two colts. When soldiers fell asleep, these two young girls took rifles, marched soldiers to headquarters of General . . . — Map (db m83226) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster
The Selma-Montgomery March "Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965 Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement Before and Beyond the Bridge Didn't Let Nothing Turn Them Around! Presented by The Evelyn Gibson Lowery . . . — Map (db m111691) HM
Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Emma SansomMay 2, 1863
Here girl heroine led Forrest’s (CSA) men across Black Creek on way to capture Streight’s (USA) raiders. This saved the railroad supplying Confederate Army of Tennessee. — Map (db m39131) HM
Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Emma Sansom
Here on the morning of May 2, 1863 Emma Sansom braved the fire of Colonel Streight’s sharpshooters as she guided General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his gallant cavalrymen to the ford at this spot where they crossed Black Creek, at that time a raging . . . — Map (db m39340) HM
Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Emma Sansom Monument
In memory of the Gadsden Alabama girl heroine Emma Sansom, who when the bridge across Black Creek had been burned by the enemy, mounted behind Gen. Forest and showed him a ford where his command crossed. He pursued and captured that enemy and . . . — Map (db m12297) HM
Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity
On January 25, 1925 the Sisters acquired the 25 - bed Gadsden General Hospital on Chestnut Street and renamed it Holy Name of Jesus Hospital. The Hospital grew under the leadership of the Founders, Father Thomas A. Judge, C. M. and Mother Mary . . . — Map (db m39141) HM
Alabama (Geneva County), Geneva — Emma Knox Kenan LibraryFounded 1904
Mrs. Emma Knox Kenan established the library at the request of school superintendent W.W. Benson in a small cloak room of the Geneva School. The library was financed by subscriptions, book rentals and fund raisers. The property where the library now . . . — Map (db m131869) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Carrie A. Tuggle1858 - 1924
In Tribute to Carrie A. Tuggle 1858 - 1924 Scholar, Teacher and Christian. A life of unselfish service to the troubled and the homeless black boys and girls. In 1903, she founded a school and orphanage, the Tuggle . . . — Map (db m27391) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Dr. Ruth J. Jackson1898 - 1982
Dedicated to Dr. Ruth J. Jackson 1898-1982 This woman of strength and vision graduated from the Poro School of Cosmetology, the first black registered school in the State of Alabama. At the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, she was . . . — Map (db m27090) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Caroline Lee HentzCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Educator and author Caroline Hentz was among the first female novelists in America. Her 13 volumes were some of the most popular in the U.S. during the mid-1800s, and her three dramas were produced in major cities. — Map (db m29100) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Ellen Dorrit HoffleitCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Dr. Ellen D. Hoffleit, celebrated worldwide for her many contributions to astronomy, discovered more than 1,200 variable stars. She authored Yale Bright Star Catalogue which is used in almost every astronomical observatory in the world. . . . — Map (db m99381) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Natalie ChaninCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Beginning in the year 2000, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York and the National Textile Museum in Washington, among others have honored the fabric and clothing designs of internationally known Natalie Chanin. — Map (db m99376) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Hillsboro — Home of Annie Wheeler
Born July 31, 1868 ~ Died April 10, 1955 Daughter of General Joseph Wheeler Gallantly served her country three times on foreign soil. Volunteer nurse, Santiago, Cuba~1898. Spanish~American War and Manila, P.I. ~1899 during Philippine . . . — Map (db m29558) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Viola Liuzzo
In memory of our sister Viola Liuzzo who gave her life in the struggle for the right to vote... March 25, 1965 Presented by SCLC/WOMEN Evelyn G. Lowery, National Convener - 1991 - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Joseph E. . . . — Map (db m85461) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Notasulga — Birthplace of Zora Neale HurstonNotasulga, Alabama — Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) —
Side 1 Celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga on January 7, 1891. Her parents, John Hurston and Lucy Potts met here, at the Macedonia Baptist Church. but moved to Eatonville, Florida where Zora grew up. Through . . . — Map (db m95110) HM
Alabama (Marshall County), Grant — Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School
(Side A) In 1924, the Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) established Kate Duncan Smith School to provide a patriotic education dedicated to academic achievement and service to "God, Home, and Country" for . . . — Map (db m33308) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 10 — Christian Benevolent Funeral Home
Mrs. Pearl Johnson Madison was one of the early African-American women to own a funeral home in the state of Alabama in 1928. The funeral home and burial association served the African-American community when white mortuaries would not. Today, the . . . — Map (db m111310) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — The Convent of Mercy
On this site in 1884 the Sisters of Mercy established the Convent of Mercy. In 1908 the front building, the convent, was constructed and in 1927 the adjacent school building was occupied by pupils attending Convent of Mercy Academy. The school . . . — Map (db m86584) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Vivian Malone JonesJuly 15, 1942 - October 13, 2005
Side 1 On May 30, 1965, Vivian Malone, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama. To achieve admission at the all-White university, she was forced to confront then Governor, George C. Wallace, in what has . . . — Map (db m111392) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Aurelia Eliscera Shines BrowderCivil Rights Pioneer
Side 1 Aurelia Eliscera Shines Browder was born January 29, 1919, in Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated with honors in 1956 from Alabama State Teachers College (now Alabama State University). In April 1955, Browder's refusal to give up . . . — Map (db m71349) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Georgia GilmoreFebruary 5, 1920 - March 3, 1990
Georgia Gilmore, cited as a “solid energetic boycott participant and supporter.” Lived in this house during the days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Once arrested on a bus, Gilmore was ardent in her efforts to raise funds for the Movement . . . — Map (db m28197) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Here Stood Mrs. Rosa ParksMother of the Civil Rights Movement
Commemorating the centennial Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Here stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Mother of the Civil Rights Movement and honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she boarded the Montgomery . . . — Map (db m85986) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Juliette Hampton Morgan / Montgomery City-County Public Library
(side 1) Juliette Hampton Morgan Juliette Hampton Morgan was a white Montgomery, Alabama librarian whose privileged upbringing seemed unlikely to produce the determined civil rights activist that she became. Her letters to the . . . — Map (db m71258) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Ladies Memorial Association
To the Ladies Memorial Association formed in this auditorium April 1866 for the purpose of ministering to the living Confederate soldier and to keep in remembrance his high principles and heroic deeds. . . . — Map (db m71277) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lower Dexter Park
History Happened Here The City of Montgomery built this public park on one of the lots occupied by the Montgomery Fair Department Store. Rosa Parks was an assistant to the tailor for Montgomery Fair. On December 1, 1955, Mrs. Parks . . . — Map (db m121435) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop
Side A A Lady of Courage Born in Tuskegee, AL on February 4, 1913, to James McCauley, a carpenter, and Leona Edwards, a teacher. Moved with mother and brother to Pine Level, AL after parents' separation. Enrolled in Mrs. White's School . . . — Map (db m36503) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Louise ParksShe sat down - So we can stand up — February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005 —
Mother of the modern day civil rights movement — Map (db m91278) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams
Side 1 Rosa Parks Branch Library Second public library for blacks in City of Montgomery, this building opened in 1960 as Montgomery Branch Library on Cleveland Avenue. Designed by architect James Miller Davis, it served the black . . . — Map (db m71388) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour
Side A At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks’ trial, as a . . . — Map (db m86422) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — The Jackson-Community House/The Montgomery City Federation of Women’s Clubs
(side 1) The Jackson-Community House In 1853, Jefferson Franklin Jackson, a native Alabamian and U.S. Attorney for the Alabama Middle District, built this two-story clapboard home originally with a dogtrot pattern. A Whig Party . . . — Map (db m71236) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Carolyn Cortner SmithFemale Architect Pioneer / Designed Delano Park Structures
(Front): Born in 1894 in Normandy, Tennessee, Carolyn Cortner was raised in the Courtland area of Lawrence County, Alabama. She attended Ward-Belmont College in Tennessee. She married Wilburn Smith in 1912. She did not attend formal . . . — Map (db m27814) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — The Marion Female Seminary
One of the earliest colleges for women in America. Founded in 1835, was the first of four colleges established in Marion,“The Athens of Alabama.” This building, erected in 1850, contained the art studio of Nicola Marschall, who . . . — Map (db m70068) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — Janice Hawkins Park"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband."Proverbs 12:4 —
Janice Hawkins Park was named in honor of the First Lady of Troy University, a devoted wife and loving mother, whose work benefited Troy in the fine arts, service to students, internationalization of the University, and support of military veterans. . . . — Map (db m111581) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Alabama Central Female College
After the seat of government was moved to Montgomery in 1847, the Tuscaloosa Capitol and its furnishings were deeded to the University of Alabama to be used for educational purposes. In 1857, the University Board of Trustees leased the building . . . — Map (db m29064) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Amelia Gayle Gorgas1826-1913
Daughter of John Gayle, Governor of Alabama. Wife of Josiah Gorgas, Brigadier General, C. S. A. Mother of William Crawford Gorgas, Surgeon General, U. S. A. Untiring nurse in Confederate Hospitals, 1861-1865. First Historian Alabama Division, . . . — Map (db m33653) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Autherine Lucy Foster
First African American to enroll at the University of Alabama following successful litigation under the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. She began classes on February 3, 1956; however, after three days of tumultuous demonstrations, . . . — Map (db m108342) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Margaret M. DuPont
Margaret McLeod DuPont was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Home Economics Education. She worked as a secretary for the Vice President of Reichhold Chemical and as a Stenographer for Mayor . . . — Map (db m35380) HM
Alabama (Wilcox County), Camden — Wilcox Female Institute
Incorporated 1850 by James A. Tait, L. W. Mason, Joseph George and Associates Original Trustees: Col. J. C. Jones, Joseph George, Maj. M. M. Bonham, D. W. Sterrett, Col. C. C. Sellers, Dr. M. Reid, J. W. Bridges, Dr. Robert Irvin, and Maj. F. . . . — Map (db m68156) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — 20 Creek StreetCirca 1920
Beatrice Greene; the last working woman For half a century, this house, like so many on the Creek, was part of Ketchikan’s notorious red light district where both fish and men came upstream to spawn… the fish once, many of the men . . . — Map (db m112041) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Dolly's HouseCirca 1905
Dolly Arthur… one of the Creek’s longest “working” residents This house was the home of Dolly Arthur, Ketchikan’s most famous “sporting woman.” From 1919 through the 1940s, it was also her place of business. . . . — Map (db m112038) HM
Alaska (Skagway Borough), Skagway — Mollie Walsh1872-1902
Mollie was a resourceful and independent young woman with a wanderlust and love of frontiers. In 1890, she left home at 18 for Butte, Montana where she spent seven years. Landing in Skagway in 1897, Mollie became popular as a waitress and member of . . . — Map (db m72786) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 17 — Bertha Wahl Shooting
In 1899, 14 year old Bertha Wahl was murdered here by a shepherd. Just south of here was the original Becker Store. Beyond lie the graves of the Becker family. Due west stood Henry Springer's Mercantile. — Map (db m36647) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 28 — Madonna of the Trail
This 10 foot high, 5 ton statue cast by St. Louis sculptor August Leimbach is one of 12 identical monuments to the bold spirit of the pioneers erected in 1928-29 along the National Old Trails Road from Maryland to California. — Map (db m36380) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 41 — HoptownChinese Section — 1879 —
In 1879 there were 11 people in Tombstone of Chinese descent. By 1882 there were 250. The area between 2nd and 3rd and Allen and Toughnut was the area where they lived and had businesses, commonly called "Hoptown". The Chinese ran laundries, . . . — Map (db m131096) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — The Willcox Women's Community Center
Was constructed by P. Howard Pregenzer and crew In Memory of P. Howard Pregenzer 1894-1980 Resident of Willcox, Arizona 1927-1980 Construction began in 1934 and completed in 1936 Construction sponsored by the City of Willcox, . . . — Map (db m28415) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Walnut Canyon National Monument — A Days Work
Puebloan traditions reach far back in time and are the basis for the social organization portrayed here. What responsibilities might you have had in this community, given your age and gender? [Photo captions read] Hopi men plant and tend . . . — Map (db m61350) HM
Arizona (Graham County), Safford — Womans Club of SaffordDedicated - 1937
National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m61512) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — Glendale Woman's Club ClubhouseBuilt 1913
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed July 7, 1989 In 1901, a small group of pioneer women organized the Self Culture Club of Glendale with the . . . — Map (db m30478) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP 1942 — 1944 “We live in the wind and sand … and our eyes are on the stars!” The . . . — Map (db m102898) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Mesa Woman's Club House
On March 9, 1917, fifty-three women, inspired by Margaret Wheeler Ross, past president, 1914-1916, of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Arizona, chartered the "Woman's Club of Mesa". Since 1901, Federated Women's Clubs, an international . . . — Map (db m27554) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Peoria — GFWC Peoria Woman's Club
In 1919, this building was constructed as a meeting place for the General Federation of Women's Clubs – Peoria Woman's Club. Originally located at the northwest corner of 83rd Avenue and Washington Street, the Clubhouse was restored and . . . — Map (db m30401) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 344 — Arizona's Pioneer Women
Before 1875 hundreds of heroic women came to Arizona from the East and South. From this group came Arizona's first schoolteachers and the publisher of the first newspaper. In 1876 a group of pioneer women and their families came from the north, . . . — Map (db m27385) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Fort Apache — Girls' Dormitory (120)
During the first decade of the Theodore Roosevelt School, girls were housed in the old fort hospital. Since the old barracks that housed the boys was inadequate, a new boys' dormitory was scheduled for construction in 1931. Before that construction . . . — Map (db m36878) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Taylor — Daughters of the Utah PioneersJane Hatch Camp dedicated in 1932
Construction began in 1930 by Jane Hatch, Lizzie Willis and Emma Kartchner. The building was neglected for several years and in the early 1950's seven couples agreed to save the home, which became the clubhouse for the 20-30 Club. On November 2, . . . — Map (db m36695) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Convent Street
Named in 1869 for the convent located adjacent to San Augustín Cathedral. When the seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet finally arrived in 1870, they opened the city’s first parochial school for girls next to San Augustín. Three years later . . . — Map (db m69563) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Convent Street
Named in 1869 for the convent located adjacent to San Augustín Cathedral. When the seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet finally arrived in 1870, they opened the city’s first parochial school for girls next to San Augustín. Three years later . . . — Map (db m69589) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Convent Street
Named in 1869 for the convent located adjacent to San Augustín Cathedral. When the seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet finally arrived in 1870, they opened the city’s first parochial school for girls next to San Augustín. Three years later . . . — Map (db m69812) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Infantry Barracks / Laundresses' Quarters
The infantry barracks (no longer in existence) were 75 feet north of the hospital. The one-story building, like all of the barracks at Fort Lowell, had walls 20 inches thick, a dirt roof, and a wooden porch. The barracks were 20 feet wide and 145 . . . — Map (db m100689) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Casa Grande — Women's Club of Casa Grande
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m33694) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Emma Monk Guild House
Emma Monk came to Arizona Territory to teach school at Fort Thomas in the 1880s. She married William Guild in 1887 and taught school in Florence off and on from 1885 to 1897 and was the first Florence principal. She also taught in Red Rock, Casa . . . — Map (db m68337) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Florence Woman's Club
The Florence Woman's Club was organized in 1897. In 1929, architects Lescher & Mahoney designed this Spanish Colonial Revival Style clubhouse. The original light fixtures are suspended from the ceiling, and an ornate Spanish-style fireplace is . . . — Map (db m26746) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Sacaton — Honoring Native American Women Veterans
Honoring Native American Women Veterans Dedicated February 22, 2003 American Legion Post 84 Sacaton, AZ Sculptor: Oscar Urrea Artist: Jim Covarrubias — Map (db m32844) WM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Laura Williams Memorial Park
Laura Williams owned the antique museum which housed numerous artifacts from Jerome. Laura was one of the founding members of the Jerome Historical Society and served as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1953-1974. She was an employee of Newmont . . . — Map (db m33189) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Women in World War II

During the war more than 300,000 women would join the armed forces, many helping to free men to fight on the battlefronts. They served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation as clerks, radio operators, mechanics, ferry pilots, . . . — Map (db m91956) HM

Arkansas (Crittenden County), Marion — Margaret E. Woolfolk LibraryErected 2001 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
Woolfolk is author of The History of Marion and History of Crittenden County, an award-winning newspaper editor, graduated from Memphis State Law School in 1985 at the age of 68, entered into private practice, and served as Marion . . . — Map (db m116783) HM
Arkansas (Ouachita County), Camden — To Our Confederate Women1861 - 1865
To the Confederate women Whose pious ministration To our wounded soldiers, Soothed the last hours of those Who died far from the objects Of their tenderest love; Whose domestic labors Contributed much to supply The wants of . . . — Map (db m106934) HM WM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — "We shall never be the same"
The Civil War changed the lives of Southern women in ways they could not have imagined. They lived with anxiety, fear and loneliness. As the war ground on, many felt an increasing sense of desperation and depression. The lives they had known were . . . — Map (db m107998) HM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — Sacred Heart Academy
In 1858 a boarding school and convent was established on this site in the former residence of Col. Henry L. Biscoe by four Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland with Bishop Andrew Byrne. The school was in the middle of heavy fighting during the . . . — Map (db m51905) HM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — St. Catherine AcademyA Roman Catholic School on the Frontier
This was the site of St. Catherine Convent and Academy. When it opened in 1858, it was one of two Roman Catholic schools in Arkansas. Opportunities for a classical education were rare in Arkansas and the school founded by the Sisters of Mercy . . . — Map (db m108055) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — To The Confederate Women of Arkansas1861-1865
”Whose pious ministrations to our wounded soldiers soothed the last hours of those who died for the object of their tenderest love; whose domestic labors contributed much to supply the wants of our defenders in the field; whose jealous faith . . . — Map (db m128513) WM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Miss Laura's
. . . — Map (db m57923) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — The Women’s Jail, 1872-1888
After the U.S. Army closed Fort Smith in 1871, the guardhouse served the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. It remained in use as a jail, detaining primarily women suspected or convicted of federal crimes until 1888. At that time, . . . — Map (db m58128) HM
Arkansas (Union County), El Dorado — El Dorado Female Institute
Bennett. G. Clark and Sarah W. Clark deeded this land to William Rust, John H. Cornish, John R. Hampton, and William H. Hines, trustees of El Dorado Female Institute, in 1847. May 7, 1858 Albert Rust deeded additional land to Robert Goodwin. . . . — Map (db m121358) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Site of Presentation High School and ConventA City of Berkeley Landmark
From 1877 to 1988 the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary operated Berkeley's first convent and parochial school on this block. The land was donated by Berkeley pioneer James McGee. The grounds included a garden and grotto . . . — Map (db m137043) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — The Woman's Club of Antioch
Eleven women founded the Woman's Club of Antioch in February, 1902. They pledged to "improve and beautify the town, to do any business which shall promote the educational, industrial, benevolent, social or political welfare of its members or the . . . — Map (db m93605) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Rosie the Riveter MemorialHonoring American Women's Labor During WWII
The area where you are now standing was alive with activity during World War II, when it was known as Kaiser Shipyard #2. It was one of four shipyards carved from Richmond's coastline to serve the war effort. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial . . . — Map (db m94433) HM WM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Women's Westside Improvement Club
Established July 7, 1908, for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Point Richmond, the Women's Westside Improvement Club is responsible for the original Indian statue fountain, a reading room that became the Westside Branch Library, this . . . — Map (db m94711) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 163 — Women's Club of Walnut Creek ClubhouseLincoln Avenue at Carmel Drive — 1937 —
Two blocks east is the clubhouse of the Women's Club - the town's first service club, founded in 1911. Among the Club's accomplishments, the group secured the Carnegie Library Foundation grant for the 1916 library. The Women's Club sold its . . . — Map (db m93811) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Coalinga Woman’s ClubZenith Hall
January 1905, Mrs. Anria Kerr invited ten lay friends to meet at her home to form the “Coalinga Ladies Improvement Club.” Their goal was to “promote harmony and improve social and civic needs.” In 1907 they joined the General . . . — Map (db m64020) HM
California (Imperial County), El Centro — Women's 10,000 Club
Established and organized in 1908 as the Men Club to promote the city of El Centro, their first goal was for El Centro to reach a population of 10,000 residents. On October 30, 1908 the women took over the club and renamed it the Women's 10,000 . . . — Map (db m101569) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — Jackie Cochran"F-104 Starfighter Record Setter"
During her extraordinary 40-year flying career, aviation pioneer Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran established more speed, altitude and distance records than any other pilot, male or female, in aviation history. While flying a USAF F-86A Sabre here at . . . — Map (db m115116) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Echo Park — Aimee Semple McPhersonThe Lotus of Echo Park Lake
Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944) founded the international Church of the Foursquare Gospel and was a well-known figure in Los Angeles. After her founding of the Angelus Temple in 1923, the population of the Echo Park neighborhood greatly . . . — Map (db m122445) HM
California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — Amelia Earhart
First woman aviator to fly the Atlantic Ocean. Lost at sea, 1937 during around-the-world flight. — Map (db m116360) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — An Unforgettable Day1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team
On July 10, 1999, the U.S. women’s soccer team secured a win for the ages at the Rose Bowl. On a sweltering day before a sellout crowd of 90,185 — the largest ever to watch a women’s-only event — the U.S. posted a 5-4 shootout . . . — Map (db m136525) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Olympiad Rose Bush
Commemorates the XXIII Olympiad and marathons run through Santa Monica, August 5, 1984 and August 12, 1984, including the first women’s marathon in Olympiad history. — Map (db m119673) HM
California (Mendocino County), Percy — Mignon "Minnie" Stoddard Lilley
In the woods across the road behind you lies the mausoleum of Minnie Stoddard Lilley, a homesteader, pioneer and teacher of early Mendocino County. From 1904 to 1936 Stoddard taught in a one room schoolhouse in the Andersonia/Percy area. For many . . . — Map (db m102242) HM
California (Monterey County), Big Sur — Two Women From Two Worlds
Drawn to this wild, remote coast Traveling the difficult route along the coast in October of 1869, Michael and Babara Pfeiffer were forced to winter in Big Sur and decided to stay. Their daughter, Julia, was just 11 months old at the time. . . . — Map (db m68634) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Working WomenHistoric Cannery Row
Prior to World War II, only women were allowed to work on cannery lines (top). In some canneries, only “white American women” were allowed to pack fish. Working the lines was considered “women’s work.” Even if there were men . . . — Map (db m55190) HM
California (Nevada County), Nevada City — Ladies of the Evening
To commemorate that ubiquitous segment of society who have been unacknowledged; who, though obscure, made an essential contribution to the settlement of the West. — Map (db m126628) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — What Made Her Do It?First Woman to Swim Donner Lake
History Today each August hundreds of swimmers take to the 65º water of Donner Lake and swim its 2.7 mile long length. Each swimmer has lots of company. On August 19 (sic, 18), 1935 though, it was a different story. On that day 17 year . . . — Map (db m129739) HM
California (Orange County), Buena Park — 43 — Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse
Since its establshment in a newly created Orange County (1889), the Buena Park Woman's Club has influenced the civic life of its community. The club helped establish a volunteer fire department in 1915, a library district in 1919, and the town's . . . — Map (db m50036) HM
California (Orange County), Westminster — Midway City Women's Clubhouse
(Circa 1929) Bolsa Avenue and Monroe Midway City, California Midway City Women's Club Organized 1928 - Federated 1935 - Incorporated 1935 Primary purpose: To promote moral, educational, welfare and civic measures. Donated to Westminster . . . — Map (db m59907) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — A Tradition of BasketmakingArt For the Market
Basketmaking is a tradition of the Washoe people of the Breat Basin that dates back thousands of years. Different types of baskets were made for holding water and cooking, winnowing seeds and nuts, collecting and storing food, catching fish and . . . — Map (db m112968) HM
California (Riverside County), Banning — 60 — Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse
Built in 1915, the Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse is a frame building in the classical revival style with a plain entablature, simple doric columns, and palladian windows, as well as providing a meeting place for the woman's club, the socal and . . . — Map (db m50710) HM
California (Riverside County), Thermal — Jacqueline CochranFirst Woman to Break the Sound Barrier
monument front: Jacqueline Cochran (1906-1980) Woman Pilot, Record Setter, WASP, Ninety-Nine First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier Charter Member of the Coachella Valley Chapter of Ninety-Nines Jackie Cochran . . . — Map (db m114556) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Jane Norris
Jane Norris 1832-1899 On April 11, 1865, a Sacramento woman hatched a secret plan to celebrate the end of the Civil War. Upon learning of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Northern troops, Jane Norris marched to the state capitol's construction . . . — Map (db m136563) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Memorial Grove
Memorial Grove Dedicated to those women who served in the World War. Capital City Women's Post #389 American Legion May 30, 1939 — Map (db m110677) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 173408 — Theodora Tiffee Purkitt, M.D.
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California (San Bernardino County), Glen Helen — Pioneer Women
Erected in memory of the pioneer women of the San Bernardino Valley who dared to travel across the country by ox team and covered wagon to help lay the foundation for the building of this state. — Map (db m72579) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — Champion of the Desert
Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was a Pasadena, California gardener and civic leader who loved desert landscapes. She saw beauty in the desert where others saw an empty wasteland or an opportunity for profit. Mrs. Hoyt believed that outstanding desert . . . — Map (db m116862) HM
California (San Diego County), Coronado — The Stockdale TributeHonoring Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale and Mrs. Sybil B. Stockdale — Great American Heroes; Distinguished Coronado Residents —
Vice Admiral Stockdale was awarded our nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and unparalleled leadership while serving as senior naval officer in the Prisoner of War camps of North . . . — Map (db m117116) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 764 — Kate Olivia Sessions' Nursery Site1857 - 1940
This plaque commemorates the life and influence of a woman who envisioned San Diego beautiful. On this site she operated a nursery and gained world renown as a horticulturist. She was the first woman to receive the International Meyer Medal in . . . — Map (db m51098) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 257 — Women of the Mormon Battalion
[Marker located on Front of Base:] Mormon women were anxious to reach the glorious West and any means offered seemed an answer to prayer to help them on their way. When it was learned four laundresses would be allowed each of the five . . . — Map (db m82280) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — "Comfort Women" Column of Strength
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"Our worst fear is that our painful history during World War II will be forgotten." - former Comfort Woman

This monument bears witness to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of women and girls, . . . — Map (db m114752) HM WM

California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Barbara Jordan(1936-1996) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Noted politician and civil rights leader, widely considered to be the first openly lesbian representative elected to the United States Congress — Map (db m120172) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps
We march along with faith undaunted / Beside our gallant fighting men / whenever they are sick or wounded We nurse them back to health again As long as healing hands are wanted You'll find the nurses of the Corps -- Anthem of . . . — Map (db m92064) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Gertrude Stein(1874-1946) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Experimental American writer whose Paris salon brought together many of the artists and authors who would help define modernism in literature and art — Map (db m98028) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 11 — Issei Women's LegacySan Francisco Japantown History Walk
Life in America was full of unknowns for an Issei (Japanese immigrant) departing Japan in the early l900s. She may have come to America as a laborer or accompanying her husband. More likely, she came as a picture bride through an arranged marriage . . . — Map (db m86487) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Jane Addams(1860-1915) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Pioneer social reformer, activist for women's rights and world peace, public philosopher, author, first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. — Map (db m99816) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Mona's 440 Club"Where Girls Will Be Boys" - 440 Broadway
Originally opened in 1934, Mona's Club moved to 440 Broadway in 1939 and is credited with being San Francisco's first openly lesbian club. The venue featured female entertainers dressed as men, an inverse to the transgender theme of nearby . . . — Map (db m116012) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Rikki Streicher(1926-1994) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
San Francisco entrepreneur and sports advocate who worked within the City's bar culture to create social activism — Map (db m120448) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Sally Ride(1951-2012) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Physicist and astronaut, the first American woman in space, where as a mission specialist she helped to launch satellites and conduct scientific experiments

Sally RideMap (db m120150) HM

California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Victoria Manalo Draves
Victoria Manalo Draves was the first Asian-American woman to win an Olympic medal when she earned gold medals in the 3-meter springboard and the 10-meter platform diving competitions at the 1948 Olympics. Born in the South of Market area to an . . . — Map (db m120149) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Virginia Woolf(1882-1941) — Rainbow Honor Walk —
Pioneer of modernist literature and feminist whose work explored the artistic, sexual and religious roles imposed upon women during her lifetime Virginia WoolfMap (db m98040) HM
California (San Joaquin County), Lodi — Woman's Club of Lodi
On May 20, 1988 this unique 1923 Roman style building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In celebration we honor those women of vision who in 1906 started this club, first known as the Lodi Improvement Club. Their efforts . . . — Map (db m91787) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Juana MariaThe Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island
Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. — Map (db m125709) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — Country Woman's Club
The Campbell Country Woman's Club raised the funds to build this Spanish Colonial Revival-style structure in 1923. The town library and public meeting rooms were housed here until the 1960's . The Woman's Club founded the Campbell Historical . . . — Map (db m101521) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 32 — San Jose Woman's Club
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds and nationalities. Today, . . . — Map (db m108410) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose (New Almaden) — Miners and Settlers
Red Rock Riches Cinnabar was highly valued as used for pigment by the Ohlone people who lived around Mount Umunhum. It contained mercury, also known as "quicksilver," which was essential for processing gold during California's Gold . . . — Map (db m114618) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 249 — Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe
This adobe, among the oldest in Santa Clara Valley, was one of several continuous rows of homes built in 1792–1800 as dwellings for the indian families of Mission Santa Clara. It links the Franciscan padres’ labors with California of today. — Map (db m2399) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Etna — Hallie Daggett: Sophisticated Lady and Hardy Pioneer
Hallie Morse Daggett was a refined woman educated in San Francisco, however, her deep love for her childhood home at the Black Bear Mine near Sawyers Bar drew her back to the mountains. She knew how to hunt, fish, ride, trap and shoot early in life . . . — Map (db m57944) HM
California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Sonoma Valley Women’s Club
Sonoma Valley Women’s Club was founded September 21, 1901 by eleven local women led by Martha Stearns. In 1911 the lot at 574-First Street East was purchased by S.V.W.C. from Katherine Poppe on which their club house was to be built. Funds for . . . — Map (db m78923) HM
California (Tehama County), Corning — Maywood Woman's ClubhouseConstructed 1910
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places October 2, 1992 — Map (db m89196) HM
California (Ventura County), Ventura — Jack Rose
On this site in 1947, pioneer Veutura merchant Jack Rose built what was said to be the largest and most contemporary women's apparel store on the Pacific Coast. Designed by renowned architect Arthur Froehlich, the distinctive 36,000 square foot . . . — Map (db m131255) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Sharon A. Lane Drive
In honor of 1Lt Sharon A. Lane, ANC, U.S. Army 1943 - 1969 FAMC Staff Nurse, 1968 - 1969 Killed by enemy mortar round while serving with honor 312th Evac Hospital, Chu Lai, Viet Nam Only ANC Officer to die as a result . . . — Map (db m96560) WM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 20w — “I’m Either a Lawyer or I’m Not. Don’t Drag Being a Woman Into It.”Wall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
In 1887, Mary Lathrop came to Denver to recover from tuberculosis. She became the city’s first female attorney in 1896. — Map (db m135517) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 4w — Coal Miner's DaughterWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Josephine Roche, daughter of a wealthy coal mine operator, ran for governor in 1934. She advocated a progressive sales tax that fell heavily on the rich. Although she lost the election, she became Assistant Secretary of Treasury, the second . . . — Map (db m135101) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Memory of Sadie M. Likens
1840-1920 Who devoted many years of her life aiding the survivors of the Civil War and other wars. Erected A.D. 1923 By the Grand Army of the Republic, affiliated orders and friends. — Map (db m5616) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 7e — National Woman Suffrage MovementWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —
Until 1911, Denver was the largest city in the nation where women could vote. Western states, including Colorado, were among the first to give women the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed full . . . — Map (db m135444) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Red Light District Market Street1890 - 1912 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
'The wickedest street in the city' from the 1880's to 1912, Holliday (now Market Street) was awash in cheap cribs and elaborate bordellos, dance halls and seedy saloons where over 1,000 women sold their charms. In the bustling underground economy of . . . — Map (db m96234) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado
Was founded on this site at a meeting in the Unity Church on January 11, 1876. In 1893 Colorado became the second state in the Union to grant women the right to vote. — Map (db m135106) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — Pioneer Women of Colorado
Erected by Pioneer Women of Colorado 1939 A.D. in memory of pioneers massacred by Indians. 1864 A.D. Hungate, Nathan W. and Ellen and Children Laura V., Florence V. 1868 A.D. Dietemann, Henrietta and son John, Louis Alma, Joseph Bledsoe — Map (db m45748) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Rose Haydee Building
The first lady of the early Colorado state was Rose (Brown) Wakely, better known by her stage name, Rose “Haydee”. The dark-eyed beauty came to Colorado in September, 1859 – and the miners fell in love with her at once. She became . . . — Map (db m51835) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Auntie Stone Cabin
This two-story cabin is a classic example of American frontier log construction. Sixty-three year old Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone and her second husband Lewis arrived in this area in 1864. The Army granted them permission to build a private residence . . . — Map (db m51972) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Cathay Williams, Buffalo Soldier, 1844- CA. 1892
At a time when the military banned women, former slave Cathay Williams disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the all-Black 38th Infantry in 1866. She served honorably as Pvt. "William Cathay" for nearly two years. Ready to give up army life, . . . — Map (db m135774) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Women & Children's March, 1914
During the miners' strike that began in September 1913, when the United Mine Workers of America was trying to unionize the coal mines of Colorado, their most effective public speaker, organizer and morale-booster was nationally famous Mary Harris . . . — Map (db m100500) HM
Colorado (Prowers County), Lamar — Madonna of the Trail
(Front Panel) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days (Right Side Panel) A place of historical lore noted for Indian lodges; shelter from storm and heat; food supply for beast; bivouac . . . — Map (db m106897) HM
Colorado (Pueblo County), Pueblo — Teresita Sandoval(1811–1894)
Teresita Sandoval was one of the daring souls that arrived at the Pueblo settlement in 1841. Like other women of that time, she would witness and be partner to changes in her country. She departed from her traditional life as the wife of Manuel . . . — Map (db m64751) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 22 — Danbury Women of Note– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut —
Throughout its history, countless women have contributed to Danbury and the lives of its citizens. Here are just a few that have left their mark on our community. Mary Bull (1812-1882) dedicated her life to attending the poor and needy of . . . — Map (db m71247) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Sybil Ludington
Sybil Ludington On April 26, 1777 this brave sixteen year-old girl rode through the enemy-infested countryside for thirty miles in Putnam County, New York, to warn the local militia that British troops were attacking and plundering Danbury, . . . — Map (db m25374) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Trumbull — Salute to Women – Veterans Day 1999
A Salute to Women – Veterans Day 1999 Our community honors mothers, wives, daughters and sisters who during times of war joined their uniformed men in service as well as “kept the home fires burning” unselfishly entering . . . — Map (db m26086) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Harriet Beecher Stowe Daughter of The Reverend Lyman and Roxanna Foot Beecher Born Litchfield Connecticut 14 June 1811 Married at Cincinnati Ohio 6 January 1836 To Calvin Ellis Stowe Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at Brunswick Maine in 1851 . . . — Map (db m53155) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Prudence Crandall
Prudence Crandall Where You Are Standing on May 24, 1833 The Connecticut General Assembly passes the Black Law expressly forbidding Prudence Crandall from recruiting African-American women for her school in Canterbury. Prudence refuses to obey . . . — Map (db m43765) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Elise Traut
Elise Traut Born in Gotha, Germany, in 1855, Elise Traut started one of New Britain's best traditions – the Christmas Tree in Central Park. Active in community organizations and an avid writer, she resided on Arch Street. In 1912, she . . . — Map (db m41756) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — Salute To Women
Salute To Women Throughout our century of wars, we have rightfully paid homage, and erected monuments to our veterans commemorating their heroic deeds and sacrifices. Today, we recognize and pay homage, and salute our women; our mothers, wives, . . . — Map (db m41384) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Newington — First U.S. Girl Scout Day Camp
We Proudly Honor The Site Of The First U.S. Girl Scout Day Camp 1922 Girl Scouts of Newington March 12, 1987 — Map (db m46062) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Ansonia — Anna Sewell Memorial Fountain
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Connecticut (New Haven County), Madison — Dianne Bullis Snyder Memorial
In memory for the life of Dianne Bullis Snyder, Flight Attendant American Airlines Flight 11, Sept 11, 2001-February 12, 1959-September 11, 2001.To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. — Map (db m66473) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover — KC-119 — Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), a prominent astronomer who pioneered stellar classification, observed her first stars from the roof of this house. Cannon, who was legally deaf, graduated valedictorian from Wilmington Conference Academy, now Wesley . . . — Map (db m94379) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Smyrna — KC-113 — Union Cemetery
The name Union Cemetery is derived from the fact that this burial site was created to inter deceased members affiliated with the African-American houses of worship in this area. Originally owned by James and Hester Till, the land for the cemetery . . . — Map (db m130460) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Claymont — Mother Catherine Rosarii

First Superior 1951 - 1957 — Map (db m102512) HM

Delaware (New Castle County), Elsmere — NC-199 — The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States
Completed in 1901, the New Castle County Workhouse at Greenbank was named the first penal institution in the United States to employ armed female guards. Nicknamed "Annie Oakleys" for their excellent shooting ability with the machine guns and rifles . . . — Map (db m74277) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Mary Wansey

Here lie the remains of Mary Wansey Wife of George Wansey of Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa. She died at Sea Aug. 8th. 1842 on her return from Italy aged 37 years. — Map (db m102550) HM

Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)
Some say the stars shine just a bit brighter over Cannon Hall, a residence hall built in 1952 and named for noted astronomer Annie Jump Cannon. As curator of the Harvard College Observatory, Dr. Cannon classified 350,000 stars and discovered . . . — Map (db m131155) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Beatrice Hartshorn (1897-1972)
Beatrice Hartshorn joined the Women's College at the University of Delaware in 1925 as head of the physical education program, which at the time consisted of rudimentary exercises and games. Miss Hartshorn, who served on the University faculty . . . — Map (db m131151) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944)President of the University of Delaware, 1920-44
Under President Hullihen's leadership, the two colleges known as Delaware College and the Women's College were officially joined and became known as the University of Delaware in 1921. Two years later, Hullihen inaugurated the internationally . . . — Map (db m131101) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948)
Emalea Pusey Warner was one of the most influential women in the history of the University of Delaware. She was the first woman appointed to its Board of Trustees, serving from 1928-42. The project closest to Mrs. Warner's heart was the . . . — Map (db m131148) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — George Abram Harter (1853-1943)
George Abram Harter served as President of Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, from 1896 to 1914. A quiet scholar who enjoyed teaching, he was an administrator respected for his unwavering dedication to the college. Under his . . . — Map (db m131114) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968)
H. Rodney Sharp was only 16 when he entered Delaware College in 1896, and he graduated four years later in what was termed the "Class of aughty-aught." In 1915, he was appointed a Trustee. Mr. Sharp was deeply loyal to his alma mater. He . . . — Map (db m131111) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Jastak-Burgess HallSarah Jastak-Burgess ('54 M.A., '63 Ph.D.) — Leslie M. Burgess —
Jastak-Burgess Hall, home of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is named in honor of psychologist Dr. Sara Jastak-Burgess and Leslie M. Burgess ('43 B.S. UC Berkeley, '61 MBA Harvard). Their generous gifts in support of this . . . — Map (db m131134) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Kent HallKent Dining Hall
Kent Resident Hall, constructed in 1956, is named after Kent County, located in the central part of Delaware and home of the First State's capital city of Dover. The adjoining Kent Dining Hall predates the residence hall by 31 years. The . . . — Map (db m131153) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Laurel Hall
This building is named for the small southern Delaware town of Laurel, the birthplace of Mary Wooten Carpenter. Her Husband, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., who served as President of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees from 1959-62, supported . . . — Map (db m131149) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — New Castle Hall
This residence hall is named for the northernmost of Delaware's three counties, New Castle County. The City of Newark lies within its boundaries. The dormitory was constructed with state funding in 1925, in response to the expansion of the . . . — Map (db m131154) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954)
Pierre S. du Pont can fairly be described as the founder of the modern University of Delaware. In 1915, he donated the money to purchase the land that is now The Green, which physically unified Delaware College and Women's College. President of . . . — Map (db m131108) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948)
In 1914, Samuel Chiles Mitchell was elected the 16th President of what was then known as Delaware College, now the University of Delaware. During his six-year tenure as President, the Women's College was opened; the central campus was planned; . . . — Map (db m131105) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Sussex Hall
This residence hall is named after Delaware's southernmost county and is one of the oldest buildings on the south Green. Sussex Hall was completed in 1917 and was built with an appropriation from the Delaware General Assembly. It was the second . . . — Map (db m131152) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — The Magnolia CircleUniversity of Delaware
The beauty of the surrounding landscape on the University's South Green is the result of careful planning in the 1920s by one of the first female landscape architects in the United States, Marian Cruger Coffin. Miss Coffin designed and directed UD . . . — Map (db m130511) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — University of DelawareA Brief History — South Green Campus Buildings —
The University of Delaware traces its origins to a school founded by the Rev. Francis Alison in 1743, which later became the Academy of Newark. In 1833, the state of Delaware chartered its first institute of higher education, called Newark . . . — Map (db m130512) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — University of DelawareA Brief History — The Green Campus Buildings —
The University of Delaware traces its origins to a school founded by the Rev. Francis Alison in 1743, which later became the Academy of Newark. In 1833, the state of Delaware chartered its first institute of higher education, called Newark . . . — Map (db m131102) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Winifred J. Robinson (1867-1962)
When Winifred J. Robinson became the first Dean of the Women's College in 1914, the school consisted of a muddy field and two buildings under construction on what is now the south lawn of The Green. Dr. Robinson visited every Delaware high . . . — Map (db m131147) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Harriet Tubman(born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 - March 10, 1913)
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." Born on Maryland's eastern shore, Harriet Tubman's family of eleven suffered the . . . — Map (db m130473) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back......over 100 years ago from this spot
Brandywine Park was created to give urban residents relief from city living and working conditions. A young woman is pictured sitting atop an outcropping of Brandywine Blue Rock in 1897. — Map (db m131158) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Lorraine FlemingDelaware State Park — Pioneer of Preservation —
Our generation has the moral obligation to make sure that future generations have open spaces to enjoy where they can refresh their spirit. — Lorraine Fleming As a student, Lorraine Fleming and her classmates took wildflower walks through . . . — Map (db m130509) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Lynn W. Williams - Pioneer of PreservationConservationist, Educator, Advocate — Delaware State Parks Pioneer of Preservation —
As a child, Lynn Williams spent her summers among the rural landscapes of her native New York. There she discovered what would become a lifelong appreciation and love of nature. Lynn brought that love of nature with her to Delaware, where she has . . . — Map (db m130507) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — The Underground RailroadRiverfront Wilmington
"I write to let thee know that Harriet Tubman is again in these parts..." Thomas Garrett to William Still, December 1, 1860 The Underground Railroad was a network of people—whites, free blacks, fugitive slaves, Native . . . — Map (db m130494) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Rehoboth Beach — SC-250 — Village Improvement Association
At the turn of the 20th Century, Rehoboth Beach was a quaint church camp village and summer residence for many seeking relief from city life. Horses, wagons, and buggies traveled the streets. There were no paved sidewalks, crosswalks, street lamps, . . . — Map (db m105732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 19 — Cathy HughesMulti-Media & Radio Pioneer — Hub, Home, Heart: Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Cathy Hughes and WOL-AM have made an indelible mark on this Washington D.C. community. In 1982, Hughes purchased a building at the corner of 4th and H Streets and found it littered with almost 200 hypodermic needles and crack pipes. The home of her . . . — Map (db m111969) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barry Farm — 5 — The Curative Powers of NatureAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
The fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time . . . — Map (db m100694) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 10 — BloomingdaleWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
You are standing in the heart of Bloomingdale. Noted DC developer Harry Wardman, responsible for 180 Bloomingdale houses, was one of many builders who built here between 1890 and 1910. These Victorian rowhouses were designed for well-to-do . . . — Map (db m130827) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 14 — Great ExpectationsWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
Bloomingdale of the 1940s and '50s was a village of high expectations. Within a block of this sign lived four young women who grew up to be judges. Anna Diggs Taylor rose to chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Michigan. The daughter . . . — Map (db m130843) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 8 — Water for the CityWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
You are entering Bloomingdale. Its name recalls the estate of Navy Commander George Beale, who served in the War of 1812, and his wife Emily, the daughter of Commodore Thomas Truxton. The estate occupied the land now bounded by Florida Avenue, T . . . — Map (db m110508) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Lois Mailou Jones ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1220 Quincy Street, NE —
Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), internationally acclaimed artist and teacher, lived here from the 1950s into the 1970s. Born and educated in Boston, Jones joined the Howard University Art Department in 1930 and stayed for nearly 50 years. She began . . . — Map (db m111784) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Burleith — Famous Burleith Residents
This is a selection of people, renowned in their perspective professions, who at one time called Burleith their home. •Actress Nancy Ordway (1914-2005), a 1940s radio star, lived at 1710 35th Street. She starred in the nationally broadcast . . . — Map (db m113388) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 2 — At the CrossroadsTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail —
The large building that wraps around this corner was constructed as a department store in 1892 by Elizabeth A. Haines. She proudly advertised it as "the largest store in the world, built, owned and controlled by a woman." Back then extended . . . — Map (db m130726) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — From June to December, 1917The Occoquan Steps
From June to December 1917 members of the National Woman's Party were imprisoned for picketing the White House to publicize the struggle to win the vote for Women. Those incarcerated in the District of Columbia's workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia . . . — Map (db m71336) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, one of the oldest residential properties on Capitol Hill, has been the historic headquarters of the National Woman's Party since 1929. Named after Robert Sewall, the original owner of the site, and Alva . . . — Map (db m70955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 13 — Mary Day and the Washington Ballet
Founded by Mary Day and her teacher, Lisa Gardner, in 1944, the Washington School of Ballet has grown from one studio on the first floor of this corner building into the headquarters of the Washington Ballet. The Washington Ballet is comprised of a . . . — Map (db m112378) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — Visionary and Park ChampionMeridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Meridian Hill Park might never have been built had it not been for the determination of Mary Foote Henderson (1846 - 1931). For 22 years, she lobbied Congress for funds to buy the land and build the park. Congress's 1910 vote to authorize . . . — Map (db m63934) 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), Downtown — Fleeing the Executive MansionStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On August 24, 1814, President James Madison rode out to Bladensburg, Maryland, to observe the state of the American troops defending the nation's capital. U.S. General William Winder, now sure of the direction of the British approach, marched . . . — Map (db m87590) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 3 — Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schombert (based San Francisco, CA)XOXO 2017 — steel & LEDs, Courtesy of the Artist —
Kimpton is best known for her monumental word sculptures, which she has been bringing to Burning Man since 2009. Kimpton often covers these works with laser-cut birds, a motif she uses to represent freedom from the weight of our words and thoughts. . . . — Map (db m115581) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 1 — Mischell Riley (based in Carson City, NV)Maya's Mind 2017 — cement —
Mischell Riley brought Maya's Mind to Burning Man in 2017; this work followed a ten-foot-tall bust of Leonardo da Vinci that she created for the event in 2016. With their rugged finishes, Riley's works blend with the dusty surrounds of . . . — Map (db m115322) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.5 — The United States TreasuryCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
Billions for the war and a bunker for the president The grand, pillared United States Treasury building that stands before you was the financial command center for the Union during the Civil War. It was here between 1861 and 1865 . . . — Map (db m130491) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — White House AblazeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
For Americans, August 24, 1814, was one of the darkest days of the War of 1812. After a victory at nearby Bladensburg, Maryland, British soldiers marched on Washington, destroying the U.S. Capitol and many other public buildings. . . . — Map (db m130366) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Alma Thomas ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1530 15th Street, NW —
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), the nationally acclaimed abstract artist, lived in this house from 1907 until her death. In 1924 she became the first graduate of Howard University's Art Department — and possibly the first black woman in the country . . . — Map (db m110908) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Blanche K. Bruce and Josephine Beall Willson Bruce ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 2010 R Street, Northwest —
Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898) and his wife Josephine Beall Willson Bruce (1853-1923), leaders of Washington's “aristocrats of color,” lived here from 1890 to 1898. Born in Virginia, Blanche escaped slavery during the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m119125) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — General Federation of Women’s Clubs
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of other through volunteer service. Founded in 1890, it is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, . . . — Map (db m32128) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hélène De Beir
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