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By Devry Jones, February 26, 2019
War in the Chesapeake sign
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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District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 326 — Myrtilla MinerDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), born near Brookfield, NY, was an idealistic white teacher who came to Washington to teach African Americans. In 1853, with funding from northern abolitionists, she paid $4,000 for a three-acre site at 20th and N Sts. . . . — Map (db m89607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Dupont Circle area has always beenDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Fire Fact, Sunday February 7, 1904 Great Baltimore Fire, several DC fire companies answered Baltimore Chief's urgent telegram, "Desperate fire here. Must have help at once." DC, responding by railway flatcar, was accompanied by New York City, . . . — Map (db m112660) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building In memory of Stephanie Tubbs Jones (1949-2008) Member of Congress 1999-2008 CBCF Board Member 2005-2008 — Map (db m112657) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Thomas Family Home
Thomas Family Home Where Alma Woodsey Thomas American Artist and Teacher Resided 1907 - 1978 This House Was Listed July 28, 1987 in the National Register Of Historic Places National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m110909) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Woman's National Democratic Club
The Whittemore House 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. (202) 232-7363 Museum Tours by Appointment Designed by Washington architect Harvey L. Page (1859-1934), the house was built between 1892 and 1894 for Sarah Adams Wilcox Whittemore . . . — Map (db m88744) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Carol Brown Goldberg
EdW, 2012 Painted Bronze 85-1/2" x 44" Gift of Anonymous Donor, 2012 George Washington University Permanent Collection, courtesy Luther W. Brady Art Gallery EdW is named in homage to the book The Hare with Amber . . . — Map (db m114963) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Gabriela Mistral
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District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — In Memory
In Memory of the men and women of the American Red Cross who died in Vietnam in service to the Armed Forces Vernon M. Lyons — August 29, 1967 Paul E. Samuels — January 25, 1968 Hannah E. Crews — October . . . — Map (db m131068) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Ingrid BergmanLisner Auditorium — The George Washington University —
Lisner Auditorium was built in 1946, boasting the biggest stage south of New York City. On its opening night, October 29, 1946, the famed 29 year-old actress Ingrid Bergman was starring in Joan of Lorraine. When Ms. Bergman found out that . . . — Map (db m111543) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Jane Delano
To Jane Delano and 296 nurses who died in the war 1914 — 1918 (Inscription on statue sides:) Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night nor for the arrow that flieth by day Nor for the pestilence that walketh . . . — Map (db m131072) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Marta Minujínb.1943 — Argentina —
Septiembre, 1990 Welded Iron, Aluminum Mesh, and Outdoor Paint 158 x 34 x 11" OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection Gift of the Government of Argentina Septiembre is a double life-size sculpture in aluminum mesh . . . — Map (db m114942) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Remembering Dr. Dorothy HeightA Model of Public Service — 1912-2010 —
She loved herself some hats. So when she was surprised with a beautiful, ornately decorated purple hat at an event at the Anacostia Community Museum last fall, Dorothy Height's face lit up like a Christmas Tree, and the gathering gave her a standing . . . — Map (db m115023) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The American Red Cross
Generations of Americans have given themselves to help others at home and around the world through the American Red Cross, generously donating time, money and blood. They have helped feed, shelter, and clothe those in need—from thousands of . . . — Map (db m131073) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The George Washington Universityhonors the memory of those alumni lost — in the tragedies of September 11, 2001 —
[Left side of plaque:] The George Washington University honors the memory of those alumni lost in the tragedies of September 11, 2001 Sara M. Clark (CCAS, MA '75) Andrew K. Friedman (CCAS, BA '80) Melissa M. Harrington . . . — Map (db m115040) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort McNair — Women War Workers 1861 - 1865
During the Civil War the Washington Arsenal was both the largest Federal arsenal and the one closest for shipping its war materials to the various fighting fronts in Virginia. Here thousands of caissons and limbers, wagons and ambulances, cannon . . . — Map (db m29739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Cogswell and Krug Halls
[Top left plaque] Cogswell Hall dedicated to Alice Cogswell 1805-1830 First deaf pupil of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet [Top right plaque] Krug Hall dedicated to Walter J. Krug, '27 1905 . . . — Map (db m130936) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Yoko OnoRelax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think! — 2017 —
Yoko Ono (b. Tokyo, 1933) is an artist, peace activist, and human rights worker who has strongly influenced the Feminist movement. Since the late 1950s, she has been a forerunner of Conceptual art, often using collaboration, audience participation, . . . — Map (db m111851) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Historic Preservation in Georgetown
Georgetown citizens have been central to preserving Georgetown's important historic houses. Three of these houses, built at the turn of the 19th century on large plots of land overlooking the port, are now accessible to the public and are testaments . . . — Map (db m113643) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Lillie Mackall
In memory of Ann Lillie Mackall, friend of Rose O'Neal Greenhow and brave-hearted Confederate courier, who Died December 12, 1861, Aged 22 years — Map (db m68745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Rose Park Recreation CenterAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 26th and O Streets, NW —
Rose Park Playground was established in 1918 by the Ancient Order of the Sons and Daughters of Moses to serve African American children. The city acquired it in 1922. Georgetown neighbors ignored the segregation rules at this "colored" facility, . . . — Map (db m120439) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen BurroughsAfrican American Heritage Trail — 601 50th Street, NE —
The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the “three B's” — “Bible, bath and broom” — the school taught skills such as . . . — Map (db m103272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — Anna Julia Hayward Cooper ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 201 T Street, NW —
Educator, feminist, and civil rights activist Anna Julia Hayward Cooper (1858-1964) lived here from 1916 until her death. Born in North Carolina, Cooper graduated from Oberlin College and moved to Washington in 1887 to teach Latin at the Preperatory . . . — Map (db m124921) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 4 — Government GirlsWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
To your right is Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall, a Howard University dormitory. It opened in 1942 as U.S. government housing for African American women who came to DC to take new war-related jobs or fill in for men who left to join the military during . . . — Map (db m130836) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Bethune Museum-ArchivesNational Historic Site — Designated October 15, 1982 by Act of Congress —
Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of sharecroppers. After attending Scotia Seminary in North Carolina she founded Daytona School for Negro Girls which became Bethune-Cookman College. A leader . . . — Map (db m17502) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 14 — History in a HouseMidity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
If a house could talk, what tales would it tell? The private residence at 415 M Street, to your left, would tell of hundreds of Shaw residents who came here to play and worship. The house at 415 was built in the 1860s for Joseph Prather, a . . . — Map (db m130897) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806Sacagawea
A Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, accompanies Lewis and Clark as an interpreter and enables the expedition to purchase horses. Clark calls her his "pilot" through the Rockies. The Trapper's Bride (detail), Alfred Jacob Miller, . . . — Map (db m112733) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911Charles Kettering
Kettering perfects a workable electric starter at his lab in Dayton. First installed in 1912 Cadillacs, it means the end of difficult and dangerous hand cranking; and enables more women to drive. Charles Kettering (detail), 1916. . . . — Map (db m112768) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911Harriet Quimby
Journalist Quimby becomes the first American woman to receive a pilot's license, and also the first woman to make a nighttime flight and fly the English Channel. Harriet Quimby in her purple silk flight suit. Library of Congress, . . . — Map (db m112770) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1932Amelia Earhart
On the fifth anniversary of Lindbergh's flight, Earhart becomes the first woman and second person to make the solo flight across the Atlantic. Her Vega lands in Ireland after 14 hours 50 minutes. Amelia Earhart, Purdue University . . . — Map (db m112777) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1983Sally Ride
Dr. Ride, the first American woman in space, takes part in the 7th Space Shuttle mission. The reusable spacecraft carry out 113 missions between 1983 and 2003. Astronaut Sally Ride, 1984. NASA Johnson Space Center. Sally Ride . . . — Map (db m113618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Saint Paul African Union Methodist Protestant (AUMP) ChurchAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 401 I Street SE —
The St. Paul African Union Methodist Protestant (AUMP) Church is the first and only church in Washington, DC that evolved from what is considered the oldest incorporated, independent African American denomination in the country. The AUMP Church, . . . — Map (db m113632) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Serving as a Temporary Federal PrisonSafety — Behind These Walls —
The body of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was brought to the Navy Yard for examination and identification aboard the USS Montauk. With the exception of Mary Surratt, the Lincoln conspirators (including Lewis Payne, . . . — Map (db m126460) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global FlyerTransportation Walk
Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer "I got on the machine at 10:35 for the first trial increasing in speed to probably 7 or 8 miles. The machine lifted..." —Orville Wright's Diary, December 17, 1903 1903 machine on the . . . — Map (db m113625) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Palisades — Abner Cloud MillEchoes of Millstones — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service —
Baking bread, frying cornbead and eating "stick to your ribs" oatmeal, all have one thing in common; their ingredients started out at a grist mill. Decades before the sounds of lockhorns and mule hooves clopping by, mills were popping up along the . . . — Map (db m129837) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Park View — 15 — "Treat Me Refined"Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
The House at 3017 Sherman Avenue once was a boardinghouse for Howard University students. In 1923 a determined and talented young woman from the tiny town of Eatonville, Florida, lived here while earning an Associates Degree at Howard. In a . . . — Map (db m130759) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Gallery Place
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Sites described clockwise from top left Old Post Office . . . — Map (db m113218) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Juliette Gordon LowThe Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Founded Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912 to encourage girls to develop and strengthen their leadership skills, to provide support, kindness and compassion to those in need; and to prepare to serve as responsible citizens of their . . . — Map (db m92229) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906The Extra Mile — Points of light Volunteer Pathway —
Blessed with an industrious and self-disciplined spirit, Susan B. Anthony persevered through the prejudice and culture of her time to emerge as the architect of a movement which secured the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to . . . — Map (db m92190) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
In 1909, W.E.B. DuBois, a leading spokesman in the Campaign for racial equality, joined Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey, William English Walling, John Milholland, Oswald Garrison Villard, Frances Blascoer and 54 other prominent Americans as . . . — Map (db m91875) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — Opha May Jacob Johnson Monument
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District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Fortitude
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. commissioned Chicago artist James King to create a sculpture of its Founders. "Fortitude" was dedicated on April 28, 1979. She stands 12' 6" with a 12' hand-to-hand arm span. Sculpted in Corten steel, the metal was . . . — Map (db m112009) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Merriweather Home for ChildrenAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C. — 733 Euclid Street, NW —
The National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children was established by an 1863 Act of Congress. Elizabeth Keckley (ca. 1818-1907), former slave and seam­stress for Mary Todd Lincoln, was a founding member and spent her . . . — Map (db m112005) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Sara Winifred Brown, M.D.The National Association of University Women — Incorporated 1924, District of Columbia —
In Recognition of Sara Winifred Brown, M.D. Her medical degree was awarded by Howard University in 1904. She served as the first female graduate trustee of Howard University, 1924-1948. In 1910, she was one of the founders of the . . . — Map (db m112010) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Presented during the 75th Anniversary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Founded January 16, 1920 Jylla Moore Foster, Grand Basileus Grace Walker Phillips, Memorial Chair July 16, 1995 Builder: M.C.M.C. Designers: Terrence Brown & . . . — Map (db m115573) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Rock Creek Park — Tupelo Tree(Nyssa Sylvatica)
This & neighboring trees were From all parts of the country Planted by Camp Fire Girls At a National Conservation Rally April 12, 1936 in memory of Dr. Luther H. Gulick First President — Map (db m65020) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Phyllis Wheatley YWCAAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 901 Rhode Island Avenue, NW —
This was the city’s first Young Women’s Christian Association and the nation’s only independent Black YWCA. It was organized in Southwest Washington as the Colored YWCA in 1905 by members of the Book Lovers Club, a Black women’s literary group led . . . — Map (db m130891) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — The Howard Theatre Walk of Fame
[South side] Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) Sister Rosetta Tharpe, known as the "Godmother of Rock and Roll", broke race and gender barriers with her genre-bending gospel music and guitar prowess. Initially . . . — Map (db m130608) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — The Howard Theatre Walk of Fame
[East side] Moms Mabley (1918-1990) Moms Mabley was a legendary personality in comedy and became a staple of what became known as the "chitlin' circuit" — a chain of performance venues that primarily booked . . . — Map (db m130610) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 9 — When Gordon Met EllaA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
Ella Watson, the subject of photographer Gordon Parks's famous and pointed portrait "American Gothic, Washington, D.C.," rented rooms on this block at 1433 11th Street. Watson worked as a cleaning woman in the headquarters of the Farm Security . . . — Map (db m130853) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — American News Women's ClubHistoric Site in Journalism — Society of Professional Journalists —
The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Today, the ANWC embraces a diverse group of journalists, independent authors . . . — Map (db m112623) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 12 — Chief JusticesSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . — Map (db m112605) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 14 — Women of InfluenceSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project —
Sheridan-Kalorama has been home to many influential women. While she lobbied our political leaders to support Nationalist China, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived nearby at 2443 Kalorama Rd. Others include presidential wives Eleanor Roosevelt, a wise . . . — Map (db m112604) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Brand New SWHirshhorn In The City
The Hirshhorn joins with DC's dynamic art scene to pay tribute to the pioneering art practices of the 1980s. Washington-based artists No Kings Collective, NoMüNoMü, and SUPERWAXX created these branded graphic posters, which were inspired by Brand . . . — Map (db m125961) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Can you identify these famous Civil Rights leaders?All four lived in this Southwest DC neighborhood!
Who are these famous Civil Rights leaders? Barbara Jordan (upper left)(some text missing due to illegibility) Patsy Mink (wearing...    (some text missing due to illegibility) ... supporter of civil rights . . . — Map (db m130649) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Dr. Dorothy Height
Dr. Dorothy Height worked to advance women's, civil, and human rights with many of our nation's leaders. How many can you recognize? Back Dr. Dorothy Height Has lived at 700 7th Street, SW since 1983. As President Emmerita of . . . — Map (db m112797) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Washington Kastles
[Left plaque] Founded by tennis legend Billie Jean King in 1974, World Team Tennis has featured many of the world's greatest tennis players. In 2011 and 2012, the Washington Kastles thrilled DC crowd completing the only two perfect seasons . . . — Map (db m130606) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Mary Eliza Graydon
"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar." Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a Methodist . . . — Map (db m117834) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), St. Elizabeths — History of St. Elizabeths HospitalSt. Elizabeths — Preserving the Legacy. Realizing Potential. —
Evolution of St. Elizabeths Campus At the urging of mental health care reformer Dorothea Dix, the United States Congress provided $100,000 to establish the first Federal mental health hospital to care for members of the Army and Navy as . . . — Map (db m131526) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Legacy of Healing and HopeVietnam Women's Memorial — National Mall & Memorial Parks, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Over 265,000 American women served during the Vietnam era (1956 through 1975) and over 11,000 saw duty in Vietnam. The majority served as nurses, caring for thousands of wounded servicemen in the difficult conditions of crowded transports, harsh . . . — Map (db m7878) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Large Acanthus Fountainca. 1850 - 1900 — GF.1974.9, Cast iron, manufacturer unknown —
The renovation of this fountain was made possible by a generous grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee. — Map (db m113988)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Phoebe Waterman HaasPublic Observatory
This observatory is named to celebrate the spirit of Emma Phoebe Waterman Haas. In 1913 she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the first woman to perform original research with a . . . — Map (db m114106) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Yayoi KusamaJapanese, b. Matsumoto, 1929 — Pumpkin, 2016, Fiber-reinforced plastic, Collection of the artist —
For Yayoi Kusama pumpkins represent a source of radiant energy. They are, perhaps, the artist's most beloved motif, appearing in painting, drawings, sculptures, and some of her most important installations. Both endearing and grotesque, the giant . . . — Map (db m114001) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Yoko OnoAmerican, b. Tókyo, Japan, 1993 — Wish Tree, 2007, Live tree, Gift of the artist, 2007 (07.6) —
The Wish Tree series, begun in 1996, continues Ono's interactive art tradition by inviting visitors to whisper wishes to the tree. — Map (db m113998) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — 12 — A Prestige AddressCity Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail —
The grand Beaux-Arts buildings near this corner stand witness to the status of this area in early 20th century Washington, and as tribute to the indomitable spirit of Mary Foote Henderson. The wealthy wife of Senator John B. Henderson, she lived . . . — Map (db m130803) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — Evans-Tibbs House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m136838) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — Georgia Douglas Johnson ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1461 S Street, NW —
During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimké, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson . . . — Map (db m114763) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression/Harriet Gibbs-Marscall/Mary P. BurrillAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 902 T Street, NW —
The Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression, which operated in this building from 1903 until 1960, was one of DC's earliest African American arts institutions. Harriet Gibbs-Marshall (1868-1941), the first African American to . . . — Map (db m109161) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — F-645 — The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center
The Gainesville Serviceman's Center The City of Gainesville purchased the Servicemen’s Center lot on December 7th 1942. The Federal Works Agency constructed a $37,000 building with a ballroom, stage, dressing rooms, second floor reading . . . — Map (db m67690) HM
Florida (Bradford County), Starke — F-431 — Woman's Club of Starke
The Woman’s Club of Starke, formerly known as the Mother’s Club, was founded in the late 19th century and held its meetings in the Bradford County High School. Their purpose was to assist the Bradford County High School. Only mothers were accepted . . . — Map (db m34517) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Cocoa Beach — I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie was part of Cocoa Beach when a television sitcom ran from 1965 to 1979 starring Barbara Eden as a 2000 year old female genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut. The TV series was set in and around Cocoa Beach. Barbara Eden visited . . . — Map (db m58754) HM
Florida (Broward County), Fort Lauderdale — Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan
Born at White Springs, Florida, on the banks of the Suwannee River, came to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1899 as the town's first school teacher. She married Frank Stranahan in 1900 and lived at the Indian Trading Post on New River, where she . . . — Map (db m100385) HM
Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy
At one time, and for many years until the 1950's, Crystal Street was the main thoroughfare into Crystal River for travelers coming from Lecanto and Inverness. In 1907, because of its role as the gateway into Crystal River, a group of ladies from the . . . — Map (db m121120) HM
Florida (Citrus County), Inverness — The Inverness Woman's Club
This building was reportedly constructed in the early 1900's as a library. It was later occupied by School Superintendent R.L. Turner until the 1912 Courthouse was constructed and his office moved there. In 1917 the Woman's Club of Inverness was . . . — Map (db m126081) HM
Florida (Clay County), Green Cove Springs — F-496 — The Village Improvement Association Woman's Club
On February 20, 1883, the Village Improvement Association (V.I.A.) of Green Cove Springs was organized. Meetings were held in members’ homes. Money was raised to beautify the town, most of which was used for boardwalks, and 70 feet of clay pavement . . . — Map (db m65099) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglade City — F-269 — Old Laundry Building - Everglades Women's Club
The first permanent white settlers arrived in this region in the late 19th century. A community dependent on hunting, fishing, and farming soon emerged. The land upon which Everglades City now stands was acquired in 1921-22 by Barron Collier, a . . . — Map (db m90092) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Anna Madgigine Jai KingsleyChesterfield Plantation
In 1806 Anna Madgigine Jai, a 13 year old girl of royal lineage in Senegal, West Africa, was sold into slavery and brought to the port of Havana, Cuba. There she was purchased by 38-year-old Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr., a wealthy white plantation . . . — Map (db m138877) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Arlington - A Unique Community
From 1847 until sometime before 1860 Jacksonville University campus was the site of the Chesterfield farm of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley, former slave and widow of white plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley. This farm was at the center of the . . . — Map (db m138876) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy
(Top) 1861  In Memory of the Women of Our Southland  1865 (Center) Let this mute but eloquent structure speak to generations to come, of a generation of the past. Let it repeat perpetually the imperishable story . . . — Map (db m58820) HM
Florida (Duval County), Orlando — Rosalind Club11 North Rosalind Avenue
The Rosalind Club, a ladies club organized in 1894, constructed its first clubhouse on the current site of the Angebilt Hotel. In 1916, Orlando architect Murry S. King designed this structure overlooking Lake Eola. In 1919, the city . . . — Map (db m139097) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — Dorothy Walton
Born Dorothy Camber, to a British plantation owner at South Carolina, Dorothy married lawyer George Walton at Savannah shortly before the beginning of the American Revolution. George Walton attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia signing . . . — Map (db m80043) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — C. Cecilia MorseJune 3, 1838 - June 13, 1926 — Foundress of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in San Antonio, Florida —
In 1883, as a young widow with 6 children, she moved to the Catholic colony of San Antonio, FL in Pasco County only to discover that there was no school. Telling the colony's founder "The minds of the children now here won't wait" she began teaching . . . — Map (db m37795) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Temple Terrace — Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer(1849-1918)
Bertha Palmer, born in Louisville, Kentucky, was a world-renowned socialite, art patron, successful businesswoman, early feminist, and philanthropist. She played a pivotal role in the creation of the City of Temple Terrace. In 1902, after the death . . . — Map (db m101008) HM
Florida (Holmes County), Poplar Head — Home Site of Laura Ingalls WilderAuthor of the "Little House" Series of Books — Westville, Holmes County, Florida (Poplar Head Community) —
Side 1 On October 1, 1890, three of Laura Ingalls Wilder's relatives, Peter Franklin (L.) Ingalls (cousin), Joseph Quiner Carpenter (cousin), and Perley Day Wilder (brother-in-law) began a trip from Stockholm, Wisconsin down the . . . — Map (db m95031) HM
Florida (Indian River County), Fellsmere — F-519 — Birthplace for Equal Suffrage for Women in Florida
“ The population of Fellsmere is of a high type of intelligence, with lofty ideals and wise execution. Progressive in all things, perhaps no better indication of the fact may be given than the unanimous vote of the town granting unrestricted . . . — Map (db m14303) HM
Florida (Indian River County), Fellsmere — F-693 — The Marian Fell Library
The Merian Fell Library, the oldest library in Indian River County, opened its doors to the public on May 1, 1915 at 63 North Cypress Street, Fellsmere, Florida. Construction of the library was made possible by Marian Fell, daughter of Edward Nelson . . . — Map (db m93264) HM
Florida (Jackson County), Marianna — The Woman's Club
The house was built in 1864 by Joseph T. Russ for his wife Mary. In 1881 it was deeded to his daughter, Luella Burke. It was sold in 1884 to Mary Hearn West. Harriet M. Hearn, mother of Mary West bought the house in 1890. In 1891 Theodore D. West . . . — Map (db m67518) HM
Florida (Lake County), Altoona — Florida Black Bear Scenic BywayDiscover the Wild Florida of the Naturalists
Marjorie Harris Carr - Tireless Conservationist Marjorie Harris Carr's most prominent legacy on the byway was to halt the construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Over the long 1962-1971 battle, she enlisted citizen's groups, formed an . . . — Map (db m131087) HM
Florida (Lee County), Fort Myers — Mina Miller Edison1865 - 1947
Mina Miller married Thomas Alva Edison in 1886. This was the same year that the two began to create their winter estate in Fort Myers. During their many years in Fort Myers, the Edison enjoyed creating areas for botanical research and family . . . — Map (db m89865) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-614 — Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott
On May 26, 1956, two Florida A&M University (FAMU) students, Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson boarded a crowded Tallahassee city bus and sat in the only seats available, in the front next to a white female passenger. The bus driver ordered them . . . — Map (db m79553) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-770 — Woman's Club of Tallahassee
The Woman's Club of Tallahassee was founded in 1903 by Miss Anna Chaires and other prominent Tallahassee women. The club helped Tallahassee's less fortunate citizens, and in 1910 was instrumental in securing funding for building the first Leon High . . . — Map (db m93360) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — Rubonia Women's Club
For the first twenty years, the Silver Leaf Club, also known as the Rubonia Women's Club, met in member's homes. In time, the Club grew and began a search for an affordable larger building. Following World War II, Mead Smith of Palm View purchased a . . . — Map (db m102466) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-980 — GFWC Coco Plum Woman's Club
(Side 1) Pioneer women from distant urban areas were lonely and isolated in the pines and palmettos of South Florida. On February 14, 1912, six of them met at Eleanor Jordan’s home and founded the Coco Plum Thimble Club. "Mother" Jordan . . . — Map (db m127512) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coral Gables — F-409 — Women Take Action in Coral GablesThe Roxcy O'Neal Bolton House 1965-1988
Built in 1933, this Mediterranean Revival house is a contributing structure in the Coral Gables Plantation Historic District, one of the earliest developments in the city planned by George Merrick. Throughout the late 1960s and the 1970s, this house . . . — Map (db m73632) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Housekeepers Club
On Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1891, Flora McFarlane and five other pioneer women of Dade County founded the Housekeepers Club, the first organized women's club in South Florida. The purpose was to bring the housekeepers of the area together . . . — Map (db m75192) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barbara Baer CapitmanGreat Floridians 2000
Barbara Baer Capitman This plaque, unveiled in February 2018, commemorates the completion of the second major rehabilitation of the Cardozo Hotel. The first Art Deco jewel, in which Mrs Capitman initiated her passionate battle to finally . . . — Map (db m134651) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barbara Baer Capitman
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Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — F-1001 — Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist
Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist This building is home to the Miami Design Preservation League, founded by Barbara Baer Capitman in 1976. On May 14, 1979 under her leadership, the Miami Beach Architectural District (Art . . . — Map (db m134707) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-78 — Convent Of Mary Immaculate(1878)
Built by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a Canadian Order which first established a school here in 1868. Designed by William Kerr of Ireland, of Romanesque style, with dormered, mansard roofs and central tower. In the . . . — Map (db m101297) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-814 — Key West Woman's ClubMartin Hellings House
The Martin Hellings House, constructed c. 1892 by Captain Martin L. Hellings, is one of only a few historic houses in Key West not built of wood. Hellings was a native of Pennsylvania and a Union soldier in the Civil War. In 1881, Hellings married . . . — Map (db m84718) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Boynton Beach — F-355 — Boynton Woman's Club
The Boynton Woman’s Club was designed in Mediterranean Revival style by the famous Palm Beach architect Addison C. Mizner. The Woman’s Club is significant for both its architectural merit and contributions to the cultural development of Boynton . . . — Map (db m96653) HM
Florida (Pinellas County), Ozona — F-942 — Ozona Village Hall
In 1895, Dr. Susan K. Whitford and other local women founded the Ozona Ladies Improvement Society, which focused on community development initiatives. Early meetings were held in members' homes, and it was quickly decided that a permanent meeting . . . — Map (db m110868) HM
Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — The History of Princess Hirrihigua
In 1526 Juan Ortiz, a member of the expedition sent from Cuba to find Panfilo De Narvaez, was captured by Timucan Indians. Chief Hirrihigua, their ruler, hated the white men because of the violence of Narvaez. Juan Ortiz was condemned to death but . . . — Map (db m50463) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — F-414 — The Women's Club of Lakeland59 Lake Morton Drive
The Women’s Club of Lakeland was organized in 1912. In 1923 the club purchased this property as the site for its clubhouse. W.B.Talley, a Lakeland architect, designed this colonial revival building in 1927 and in 1928 construction was completed by . . . — Map (db m67657) HM
Florida (Putnam County), Melrose — F-272 — Melrose Woman's Club
Since its beginning as the Literary and Debating Society in 1890, the Melrose Woman's Club has been a major contributor to community development. The formation of the Improvement Society for Melrose in 1891 was one of its first accomplishments. The . . . — Map (db m101760) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Bee Ridge Woman's Club
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The Bee Ridge Woman's Club has been an integral part of the growth and development of the Bee Ridge community, providing social outlet, community pride, and staunch support for many public interest projects since the early 1900s. . . . — Map (db m136014) HM

Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain/Luke Wood Park
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Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain

Mable Ringling, born Armilda Burton on March 4, 1875, married John Ringling on 1905 and became a Sarasota winter resident in 1911. Mable, an avid gardener, created the formal Ca'd'Zan rose . . . — Map (db m121011) HM

Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Mary Wyatt Whitaker
Two hundred feet east of this highway is the tomb of Mary Wyatt Whitaker Born at Tallahassee, Florida, April 11, 1831; daughter of William Wyatt, member of the convention which gave to the state of Florida its first constitution; mother of the . . . — Map (db m97090) HM
Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Palmer Ranch
After her visit to Sarasota in 1910, Mrs. Potter (Bertha) Palmer and family began buying thousands of acres in the region. One large segment extended from their Sarasota-Venice Company's Bee Ridge development south to Laurel. The present 10,000-acre . . . — Map (db m125021) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Our Lady of La Leche
The present chapel is the fourth building on this foundation. Erected first by 1615 this Shrine of Our Lady fell victim three times—to war, pirates and storms. The last reconstruction began in 1918. The devotion to Our Lady of La Leche . . . — Map (db m111216) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Sisters of St. Joseph - Florida Motherhouse
October 15, 1650 - Sisters of St. Joseph are founded in Le Puy-en-Velay, France September 2, 1866 - First colony of eight Sisters from Le Puy reach Picolata Landing on the St. Johns River on their journey to St. Augustine January 15, . . . — Map (db m126652) HM
Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — F-478 — Zora Neale Hurston
Noted author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) rented a room in this house in 1942. One of the few surviving buildings closely linked with Hurston’s life, it is an example of frame Vernacular construction, with cool, north-facing porches on both . . . — Map (db m77257) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1940 Daytona Beach Stock Car RacesOn 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 10 – 160 miles. 1st – Roy Hall, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd – Cannonball Bob Baker July 7 – 160 miles. 1st – Bill France, ’39 Buick; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd –Smokey Purser . . . — Map (db m134940) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Althea GibsonBarrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

Althea Gibson overcame unbelievable odds to achieve international acclaim and success. Her journey from the violent streets of Harlem to the royal courts of Wimbledon reveals strength of character and her remarkable composure in the face of . . . — Map (db m105789) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Betty Jane FranceNASCAR Matriarch and Philanthropist
Dedicated to a champion of Women's and Children's Health As the founder of our state-of-the-art children's center, Speediatrics, we are proud to honor and pay tribute to an icon of our community Betty Jane France. This statue assures . . . — Map (db m107397) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Early BeginningsJackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper. In 1920, Jack's father, Jerry, abandoned his wife, Mallie, and their five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and . . . — Map (db m108480) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Rachel Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Rachel Isum and Jack Roosevelt Robinson met in 1941, when she was a freshman-nursing student and he a senior and star athlete at the University of California, Los Angeles. They became engaged as Jackie went into the Army as a private and left as a . . . — Map (db m106202) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1949Ormond/Daytona Beach
Ponce Inlet course lengthened to 4.3 miles. January race with 75 starters won by local driver/mechanic, Marshal Teague. Switch to newer car strictly stock rule for July. Red Byron drove winning 1949 Olds wrenched by Red Vogt. 3 women raced. Ethel . . . — Map (db m136136) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Shirley ChisholmBarrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
In 1968, Shirley Anita Chisholm, known as “Fighting Shirley Chisholm”, a former educator and member of the New York State Assembly, became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Known for her incisive debating style . . . — Map (db m105812) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Woman's Club of DeLandEstablished 1906
The Woman's Club of DeLand was organized in March 1906, and was incorporated on July 26 of that year with ninety-two charter members. Nearly from its inception club members wanted to have their own clubhouse. The organization purchased a lot on West . . . — Map (db m45507) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Gladys Meyer Davis HomePonce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Decorated as it might have been in 1890, this is the First Assistant Keepers dwelling. The building is named for Mrs. Davis, a life-long resident of Ponce Inlet who was born in this building and is the daughter of the last . . . — Map (db m113139) HM
Florida (Wakulla County), St. Marks — Bo Lynn's Grocery"Miss Joy's"
(front side) In 1936 J. T. "Bo" Lynn founded Bo Lynn's Grocery market to serve the community of St. Marks. A wide variety of goods, including groceries, clothing, gasoline, automotive and boat parts, and fishing supplies were made . . . — Map (db m117216) HM
Florida (Wakulla County), St. Marks — Princess Malee "Milly" Francis
In Grateful Remembrance for a heroic and humanitarian act of courage in saving the life of an American soldier in March, 1818

Princess Malee "Milly" Francis

(c 1803 – 1848)

Woman of the Creek (Seminole) Indian Nation, . . . — Map (db m116505) HM

Georgia (Appling County), Baxley — 001-1 — Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller
Baxley's Caroline Pafford Miller (1903-1992) was the first Georgia novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The author was born in Waycross and spent her formative years in the South Georgia wiregrass country. After moving to . . . — Map (db m10079) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-12 — Site: Wesleyan CollegeWorld’s First College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women
On December 23, 1836, the Legislature of the State of Georgia chartered The Georgia Female College. The first class graduated July 26, 1840. In 1843, the name was changed to Wesleyan Female College; in 1919 to Wesleyan College. The oldest . . . — Map (db m54616) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 226 — Wesleyan CollegeFirst College Chartered to Grant Degrees to Women — December 23, 1836 —
Led by the Methodist Community, a citizens’ committee in the city of Macon founded Wesleyan as the first baccalaureate college for women. The Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church accepted the college from the committee, appointed a . . . — Map (db m55010) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-51 — CSS Georgia: The "Ladies' Gunboat"
Fearful of U.S. invasion during the Civil War, two Macon women prompted a statewide campaign to build an ironclad vessel for the protection of Georgia's coastal and riverside towns. By March 1862, the Ladies Gunboat Association had formed to raise . . . — Map (db m133215) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-61 — Mary Musgrove
Mary Musgrove was the daughter of an English trader and a Creek Indian mother. In 1717 she and her husband, John, established Cowpens trading post near the Savannah River which became a center of 18th century English-Indian trade for deer hides. . . . — Map (db m132897) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — The Beverly M. Whitehead Human Resources Building
Beverly M. Whitehead, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, came to Chatham County in 1988 to serve as its first Human Resources Director. Mrs. Whitehead was a strong advocate for employees, and mentored them in their professional and personal . . . — Map (db m134846) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Fire Station No. 16Erected 1963
During the Civil Rights Movement, members of the African-American community pressured the Mayor and City Council of Atlanta to integrate the city's fire department. In 1962, Mayor Ivan Alan, authorized the first hiring of sixteen African American . . . — Map (db m108848) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Resaca — Miss Mary Green
This tablet is dedicated by the Atlanta Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the memory of Miss Mary Green, who established this Resaca Cemetery –- the first in this state -- for our Confederate soldiers. Made by the . . . — Map (db m26347) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Duluth — 67-1 — Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor
Alice Harrell Strickland (1859-1947) and her husband Henry built this home in 1898. The Stricklands raised seven children before Henry’s death in 1917. Mrs. Strickland then became a community leader. With her service as Mayor of Duluth in 1922-23, . . . — Map (db m21583) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 89-1 — Susie King Taylor(1848-1912)
Educator, nurse, and author Susannah "Susie" Baker King Taylor was born into an enslaved Geechee family on the Grest Plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. Educated as a child in secret schools in Savannah, she escaped slavery in 1862 during the . . . — Map (db m132900) HM
Georgia (Lumpkin County), Dahlonega — Dahlonega Stories
This architect-designed building, constructed in 1942, is a good example of a "Great Depression" era community project accomplished in cooperation with the National Youth Administration. Local in-kind contributions included materials and labor. For . . . — Map (db m123731) HM
Georgia (Lumpkin County), Dahlonega — Dahlonega StoriesThe Strickland House
The Strickland House was built c.1882 by E.W. Strickland as his residence. It was later the family home of T.F. Christian, Clerk of Superior Court and cashier at the Bank of Dahlonega, and of Dahlonega’s first woman Mayor, Mrs. Jessie Garner. The . . . — Map (db m123772) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Clara Barton
In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of Clara Barton ———— She organized and administered efficient measures for the relief of our soldiers in the field, and aided in the great work of preserving the names of more than . . . — Map (db m12126) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Lizabeth A. Turner
Lizabeth A. Turner Past National President Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic ————————— Life Chairman Andersonville Prison Board Died at . . . — Map (db m47830) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — National Woman's Relief Corps Tribute
This memorial erected in 1934 by the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, as a tribute to the heroism of the sons of the following states who are buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Number of dead. . . . — Map (db m12135) HM
Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Patriotic Work of the National Woman's Relief Corps
This Tablet is Erected in Commemoration of the patriotic work of the Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, in the preservation and improvement of this historic site, comprising 87 acres, of which . . . — Map (db m48152) HM
Georgia (McDuffie County), Thomson — Women of the Sixty's Confederate Monument
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Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-2 — Civil War Women’s Riot
On April 11, 1863, during the American Civil War, sixty-five Columbus women armed with knives and pistols rallied at this site and marched down Broad Street raiding the stores of speculators before police could restore order. During the war many . . . — Map (db m42506) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County
To The Women of Griffin and Spalding County Who gave their services during the War Between the States from ’61 to ‘65 James S. Boynton Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy have placed this boulder No act of injustice, no failure . . . — Map (db m61276) HM
Georgia (Walton County), Social Circle — In Memory of Emma Sansom
In Memory Of Emma Sansom Heroine of the 60's — Map (db m103173) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Hilo — Lyman House Memorial
The home of David Belden Lyman and Sarah Joiner Lyman Missionaries of the A.B.C.F.M. to the Hawaiian People Built in 1839 — Map (db m111116) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — High Chiefess Keōpūolani(1778-1823)
Chiefs of highest rank and sacred wife of Kamehameha I married in 1791. Mother of Kamehameha II, Kamehameha III and Princess Nāhi'ena;ena. Keōpūolani's extremely high-ranking ali'i (royalty) status prohibited people from looking at . . . — Map (db m110408) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Kuhina Nui Ka'ahumanu(1768-1832)
Born of ali'i (royalty) lineage, Ka'ahumanu married Kamehameha I as a young girl and became his favorite wife. When he died in 1819, she was named Kuhina Nui (Prime Minister) alongside young King Liholiho Kamehameha II. A powerful influence, she . . . — Map (db m110407) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Princess Bernice Pauahi(1831-1884)
Of high lineage she was a logical match for the highest born ali'i (royalty) of her generation. Courted by many, she was betrothed to her cousin King Kamehameha V. In 1848 Kamehameha V chose Pauahi as his successor to become queen. She declined the . . . — Map (db m110419) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Emma(1836-1885)
Emmalani Na'ea Rooke Kaleleonalani was grand-niece of Kamehameha I and granddaughter of John Young, his royal advisor. She and husband Kamehameha IV had one son, Prince Albert, who died at the age of 4, followed not long after by his father. . . . — Map (db m110412) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Kalama(1817-1870)
Kalama Hakaleleponi Kapakuhaili was the daughter of ali'i (royalty) Kaihekukui and Iahu'ula. She married Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III, who introduced the division and disbursement of traditional lands known as the "Great Mahele." A very well-educated . . . — Map (db m110410) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Kapi'olani(1834-1899)
Ester Julia Kapiolani, granddaughter of Kaumuali'i, the last King of Kaua'i. Widow of Namakaeha, married King David Kalākaua in 1863 and as a gift he built Kapi'olani Park in Waikīkī in her honor. Deeply concerned about the moribund . . . — Map (db m110418) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Lili'uokalani(1838-1917)
Lydia Liliuokalani Kamaka'eha Paki Dominis sister of Kalakaua, adopted by Paki and Konia, married John O. Dominis. Declared heir apparent on April, 11, 1877 following the death of her brother Prince Leleiohoku II. Ascended to the throne on January . . . — Map (db m110420) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Waikoloa Village — Queen Victoria Kamāmalu(1802-1824)
Also known as Tamehamalu, Victoria Kamāmalu was the daughter of Kamehameha I and married Liholiho Kamehameha II. Only 5 years after he took the throne, the King and Queen sailed to London for a state visit with King George IV. While in England, . . . — Map (db m110409) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart first person to fly alone from Hawaii to North America January 11, 1935 — Map (db m111170) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn1875-1899
Born to Chiefess Miriam Kapili Likelike (sister to King Kalākaua and Queen Lili’uokalani) and Governor Archibald Scott Cleghorn. She was the only child born to the last ruling dynasty of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Princess Ka’iulani and her . . . — Map (db m73229) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Maria Dolores (Lola) Binnard, circa 1910
Maria Dolores (Lola) Urquides was born to Jesus and Adelaida Urquides on October 8, 1882. She married Daniel H. Binnard in 1902, but he died suddenly in 1915 and Lola moved back to 115 Main Street to care for her aging father until his death in . . . — Map (db m110689) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Sacajawea and Pomp
Sacajawea and Pomp Sacajawea was a Lemhi Shoshoni Indian born near Salmon, Idaho around 1790. She was the only Idaho native, and the only female, to be a member of the famed Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery" expedition that opened up the . . . — Map (db m73205) HM
Idaho (Boise County), Lowman — 442 — Emma Edwards
A talented artist, Emma Edwards went to work in 1890 to to design Idaho's state seal when she was only 18 years old. Although her father had moved to California after serving as governor of Missouri (1844 to 1848), Emma preferred to spend much of . . . — Map (db m22637) HM
Idaho (Bonneville County), Idaho Falls — 34 — Eagle Rock Meeting House
Marking the site of the first Latter-Day Saints meeting house, built in 1885. This was the first building erected in this community for religious purposes. The building was 16 X 28 feet costing $450.00, money for which was obtained by donation. . . . — Map (db m109814) HM
Idaho (Canyon County), Caldwell — Idaho's First Heroine - Madame Marie Dorion
Madame Marie Dorion passed through Caldwell area in 1811 as the only female traveler in the Wilson Price Hunt Party on what would become a portion of the Oregon Trail through Southern Idaho. She would return to the area with her husband, Pierre . . . — Map (db m119274) HM
Idaho (Custer County), Custer City (ghost town) — Thompson Store (site)Furniture and a whole lot more...
Bell came to Custer in 1879 as the new bride of George Thompson. They lived in a two-room log house behind their furniture and upholstery store that was connected by a walkway to the upper story of the family business. Belle lived in Custer more . . . — Map (db m109904) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — 239 — Sacajawea
Returned to her homeland in this valley in 1805 as an interpreter for Lewis and Clark when they explored these mountains. When she was only about 14 years old, she had been captured by Indians in Montana, where her people were out hunting . . . — Map (db m109600) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Sacajawea
Born in the Lemhi River Valley around 1788, Sacajawea, an Agaidika Shoshone, was the only female member of the Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery". She joined the expedition at the Knife River Mandan Village in North Dakota and traveled to the . . . — Map (db m109671) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Sacajawea
The Indian woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition through this territory in 1805, was born near this spot in 1786. — Map (db m123679) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Sacajawea Historic BywayGuide to 10 Historic Stops Between I-15 and Salmon Idaho
[This marker also serves as a site map for historical and natural resource sites. The text is entered in the order of their numbers.] 1. Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area was established in 1940 by . . . — Map (db m59922) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Sacajawea (Memorial Area)
There are many stories about the young Indian woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As time goes on, Sacajawea continues to inspire our admiration and curiosity. People delight in the stories of Sacajawea. These stories continue . . . — Map (db m109480) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Sacajawea Comes Home
Lewis and Clark gave Sacajawea a miracle: a return home for the first time since her kidnapping several years earlier. She gave them as much: a Lemhi Shoshone interpreter and an advocate for the Expedition in buying Lemhi horses. It was a . . . — Map (db m109445) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Sacajawea Memorial AreaHonoring a Heroine
There were many heroes in this band of intrepid explorers, there was but one heroine. Denied in life and after that recognition which was due her, it is fitting that we meet here today to dedicate this spot in honor of that heroine." R.F. . . . — Map (db m109482) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lapwai — 112 — Lapwai Mission
Henry Harmon Spalding established Idaho’s earliest mission near here, Nov. 29, 1836, at a site chosen by the Nez Perce Indians. Ever since they met Lewis and Clark in 1805-6, the Nez Perce had wanted to find out more about the white mans . . . — Map (db m121638) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lenore — Nimiipuu Daily Life
Household and family groups were the heart of Nimiipuu, or Nez Perce society. Families lived and worked together, forming social alliances with others. Each Nez Perce – man, woman, child – uniquely contributed to the common . . . — Map (db m110701) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — The Beardstown Women's Club
Erected this tablet February 12, 1909 In memory of Abraham Lincoln who, for the sake of a mother in distress, cleared her son Duff Armstrong of the charge of murder in this hall of justice. May 7 1858 — Map (db m57862) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jane Addams' Hull House
Jane Addams' Hull House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history . . . — Map (db m99710) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Jane Addams' Hull-House and Dining HallSettlement active from 1889 to 1963
Here, in 1899, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr started what became the most influential social settlement in America. It eventually consisted of several buildings around this house which had been built in 1856 by Charles Hull. The Dining Hall and . . . — Map (db m61819) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Mary Bartelme, Illinois’ First Female Judge
This park is named for Mary Bartelme (1866-1954), a pioneering Illinois Lawyer. Bartelme became the first female judge in Illinois (1923) and the second female judge in the United States. Born at Fulton and Halsted Streets in Chicago, she became a . . . — Map (db m132021) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Saint Frances Xavier CabriniJuly 15, 1850-December 22, 1917
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen canonized a Saint. In this building which bore her name, Mother Cabrini cared for the many Italian Immigrants who settled in this area of the near west side. In her honor and . . . — Map (db m98892) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Sisters of Mercy
On this site, Sept. 23, 1846, the Sisters of Mercy who provided Chicago with its first hospital, began their charitable, educational and civic services to this city — Map (db m99817) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Franklin Park — Burial Site of Josette Beaubien
Josette Beaubien, a survivor of the Fort Dearborn Massacre, was buried here in 1845. She was married to Jean Baptiste Beaubien, one of Chicago's first settlers. Her brother was Claude LaFramboise, a chief of the Potawatomi Indians. Chief Alexander . . . — Map (db m55452) HM
Illinois (Crawford County), Palestine — Auntie Gogin's Store
On this block Mary Ann (Elwell) Gogin operated a General Merchandise Store in the late nineteenth century. One of the first women in Illinois to own and manage her own store. Mrs. Gogin was affectionately known as "Auntie" to the residents of . . . — Map (db m23315) HM
Illinois (Fayette County), Vandalia — Madonna of the TrailThe National Old Trails Road
N·S·D·A·R Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days The Cumberland Road. Built by the Federal Government. Was authorized by Congress and approved by Thomas Jefferson in 1806. Vandalia marks the . . . — Map (db m42341) HM
Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Women Veterans Memorial
We honor all women, past, present, and future for their patriotism to the United States of America To honor all women veterans for their service to God, home & country — Map (db m61760) HM WM
Illinois (Lake County), Great Lakes — Women at Great Lakes
During the astonishing growth of the Navy during World War I, women were, for the first time, accepted into the Navy. These women enlisted into the yeoman rating and were designated with an (F) for female. They served with the aviation unit and . . . — Map (db m37925) HM
Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Haskell Playhouse
This unique Queen Anne style playhouse was built in 1885 for five year old Lucy J. Haskell, daughter of Dr. William A. and Florence Hayner Haskell. It is believed Lucy's grandfather, John E. Hayner, commissioned prominent local architect, Lucas J. . . . — Map (db m133293) HM
Illinois (Madison County), Alton — The Duel That Never Happened
An island in the Mississippi River across from Alton was the site of one of Abraham Lincoln's less celebrated adventures. "I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." — Abraham . . . — Map (db m133285) HM
Illinois (McLean County), Bloomington — Florence Fifer Bohrer(1877 - 1960)
The first woman elected to the Illinois Senate, Florence Fifer Bohrer served two terms from 1925 to 1933. She chaired the Senate committee to visit charitable institutions, led efforts to revamp Illinois' child welfare laws, and sponsored . . . — Map (db m55616) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Mary Lincoln's Circle of Friends
Mary Lincoln formed lasting friendships with women in her neighborhood, including Julia Sprigg and Hanna Shearer, and exchanged a lively correspondence with many out-of-town relatives and friends.

Julia Sprigg lived in the house behind you and was . . . — Map (db m48367) HM

Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Mary Lincoln's Family
These four Todd sisters each married a Springfield man and established households within a few blocks of each other, Elizabeth was the oldest and became Mary's surrogate mother." Frances lived closest to Mary (across the street where the Grace . . . — Map (db m48550) HM
Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Sarah Cook House
During 1860, this house was rented to Mrs. Cook, a widow, who let rooms to help provide support for herself and her children. In 1855, a Springfield newspaper carried an advertisement for Mrs. Cook's photographic studio, with its "splendid Camera, . . . — Map (db m48453) HM
Illinois (Stephenson County), Cedarville — Cedarville
Birthplace of Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 Humanitarian, Feminist, Social Worker, Reformer, Educator, Author, Publicist, Founder of Hull House, Pioneer, Settlement Center Chicago, 1889. President Women's International League for . . . — Map (db m128729) HM
Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Women's War Memorial — Vermilion County, Illinois —
Since before the founding of our Republic and throughout our history, American women have fought for freedom selflessly and with little or no recognition for their contributions. — Map (db m10548) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Carole Lombard
In this house on October 6, 1908, was born Jane Alice Peters. Daughter of Frederick C. and Elizabeth Knight Peters, she took the professional name of Carole Lombard and became one of the most important figures in the motion picture industry. . . . — Map (db m109155) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton1810 - 1889 — Pioneer in Religion, Education, Philanthropy, Reform —
She encouraged local efforts to form First Presbyterian Church, establish a public library, support the national Women's Suffrage Movement, and donated land for Fort Wayne's first African-American church. The Hamilton Estate on Clinton Street . . . — Map (db m16967) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — Mother GeorgeCivil War Nurse — 1808-1865 —
The first Fort Wayne home of Mrs. Eliza E. George was near this spot. At the age of 54 she helped make Civil War nursing history. Mother George, as she was known to thousands of Union soldiers, served with front line troops in Mississippi, . . . — Map (db m44085) HM
Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne
Edith (seated), scholar of Greek and Roman mythology, wrote the classic text, The Greek Way. Alice (standing), Edith's sister, influential industrial physician, advanced the reform of unsafe working conditions in our nation's factories. . . . — Map (db m16956) HM
Indiana (Clark County), Jeffersonville — 10.2008.01 — Hannah Toliver
Side A Emancipation Proclamation (1863) did not free slaves in Kentucky. In April 1864, Hannah Toliver, a free black woman living in Jeffersonville, was arrested for aiding a fugitive slave from Kentucky. In May, she was convicted and . . . — Map (db m100710) HM
Indiana (DeKalb County), Garrett — Creek Chub Bait Company
Side A In 1916, Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling,and George Schulthess established the company, which became one of the country's leading manufacturers of artificial fishing lures. Crafted by a largely female workforce, the high quality lures . . . — Map (db m107129) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Lucy Higgs Nichols
Side ‘One’ Lucy, born a slave April 10, 1838, was owned by the Higgs family that by 1850 lived near Bolivar, Tennessee. She gained her freedom in 1862 by escaping to the 23rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers camped nearby. She worked as a nurse . . . — Map (db m46622) HM
Indiana (Fountain County), Covington — 23.1970.2 — Esther Test Wallace
1807–1834. The 1st wife of Governor David Wallace and Mother of General Lew Wallace, soldier, author of Ben Hur, statesman & diplomat, is here buried. She influenced the lives of two important Hoosiers. — Map (db m3382) HM

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