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By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
Russian Navy Heroes Marker
1 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Northern Waterfront — Russian Navy Heroes
In memory of the selfless and courageous actions of the Russian Imperial Navy sailors while saving the lives of many city residents in suppressing the great fire in San Francisco on October 23, 1863. A close Russian translation on the . . . Map (db m200520) HM
2 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Russian Hill — Russian HillРусский Холм
Russian Hill was named for the graves of several sailors of the “Russian-American Company,” who died here in the early 1840s. During the Gold Rush the 49ers found their graves, marked by wooden crosses, at the top of this hill and added . . . Map (db m69988) HM
3 Georgia, Cobb County, Marietta — A Humanitarian ActKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
After each Union assault on June 27, hundreds of casualties were left between the lines. By afternoon, wounded Union soldiers lying helpless near here faced a new danger; flames, started by the battle’s gunfire, crept steadily toward them. Lt. . . . Map (db m70077) HM
4 Kentucky, Metcalfe County, Summer Shade — 1503 — Local Humanitarian
Dr. C.C. Howard, an outstanding physician and citizen of Barren County, was born in Summer Shade, Kentucky, 1888. Began his medical career in Glasgow. He opened a private hospital there, 1914, and later helped build Glasgow's first community . . . Map (db m233178) HM
5 Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson — Deland Point: A Humanitarian Hub
Underground Railroad Hub The DeLand family's property was located on the northeast corner of Mechanic and Franklin streets from 1851 until 1878. Three family members participated in the Underground Railroad: William DeLand offered his . . . Map (db m210762) HM
6 Ohio, Butler County, Hamilton — 39-9 — Fannie Hurst - Author, Humanitarian and Advocate
Author Side Raised and educated in St. Louis, author Fannie Hurst (1885-1968) was born in Hamilton at 918 Central Avenue, the home of her maternal grandparents. She was the daughter of Rose Koppel and Samuel Hurst. Already a writer as a student . . . Map (db m122411) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, New Britain Township — Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader
Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader, lived and ran a camp for inner-city Philadelphia and New York, NY, youth on this property of 23 acres called Lacitadelle Camp (now Manor), named after the . . . Map (db m136929) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Venango County, Emlenton — Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian
Arthur William Phillips was born in Emlenton on July 29, 1888. His father, Samuel W. Phillips, successfully owned and operated oil wells in the Emlenton area. His mother, Clara Crawford Phillips, was a native of neighboring Scrubgrass Township. . . . Map (db m78843) HM
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9 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, North Capitol — Humanitarian concerns
Humanitarian concerns for the welfare of mentally ill persons. criminals, and school children emerged in the 1840s.Map (db m215537) HM

10 Alabama, Etowah County, Alabama City — Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896Scholar, Engineer, Industrialist, Naturalist, Humanitarian
Nichols came to Alabama City in 1894 to supervise construction of the Dwight Manufacturing Company. While serving as the mill's first agent, he planned and began a model mill village and was elected Mayor of Alabama City.Map (db m18578) HM
11 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Percy Lavon JulianScientist and Humanitarian — 1899-1975 — Reported missing
Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a . . . Map (db m86418) HM
12 Florida, Lake County, Eustis — S.T.E. PinkneyTeacher, Administrator, Commissioner, Mayor, Humanitarian
Born in Tallahassee, 1916. Graduated from Florida A&M University, 1937, BS Degree. Continued his career as Principal of J.R.E. Lee High School, Wildwood and then at Carver Heights High School, Eustis. Recognized for his efforts to improve . . . Map (db m166231) HM
13 Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta — Jessye NormanInternational Opera Star and Humanitarian
Riverwalk Amphitheater and Plaza named in honor of Jessye Norman, internationally acclaimed opera star, born in Augusta, Georgia, September 15, 1945. Miss Norman began singing at Mounty Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. She . . . Map (db m10032) HM
14 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — William D. BoycePublisher Explorer Humanitarian
In appreciation of his service to the Boyhood of America. Inspired by the good turn of an unknown English Scout, he brought scouting to the United States.Map (db m82183) HM
15 Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City, I-435 West KC-KS — Mary Lou WilliamsPianist, Composer, Educator, Humanitarian — Kansas City Jazz —
Self-taught pianist Mary Elfrieda Scruggs was born May 8, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up in Pittsburgh and played professionally as a child. At age 15 she joined the John Williams' Jazz Syncopators, and eventually married John. In April of . . . Map (db m201583) HM
16 Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, Scotlandville — Dr. Julia Brogdon PurnellEducator Humanitarian Leader — (1916-2013) —
Born the eldest of three daughters to Rev. and Mrs. Richard E. Brogdon, Dr. Julia Brogdon Purnell received a B.A. from Allen University and an M.A. from Atlanta University. Dr. Purnell served as the Sixteenth International President of Alpha . . . Map (db m199187) HM
17 Maryland, Montgomery County, Sandy Spring — Tribute to Nina Honemond ClarkeNovember 13, 1917 - March 4, 2921 Teacher, Activist, Historian, Author, Lecturer, Humanitarian — [Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery] —
She was born in Poolesville on November 13, 1917, grew up in Dickerson, graduated from Rockville Colored High School in 1934, and received her first degree in elementary education from Hampton Institute in 1942. Her thirst for higher education . . . Map (db m205944) HM
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18 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto"Handyman Hardware Humanitarian" — 16 November 1927 - 6 January 2006 —
Ken had a lifetime of community service in two cities & St. Louis County. He served Pine Lawn as Mayor, Alderman & businessman. In Florissant he owned two popular hi touch Handyman Hardware stores with wife Kathleen & sons Dave & Glenn, was . . . Map (db m145344) HM
19 New York, Broome County, Binghamton — William L. MooreA Tribute to a Humanitarian
William L. Moore was a man of action. This Binghamton native faced many challenges while helping to preserve the freedom and rights of others. After he served our country honorably as a U.S. Marine and graduated from Harpur College (SUNY), he . . . Map (db m198184) HM
20 North Carolina, Rowan County, Salisbury — Wiley Immanuel LashBusinessman - Political Activist - Humanitarian — First African-American Mayor of Salisbury —
Wiley Immanuel Lash (1908-1995), son of the Reverend Wiley H. and Mayzonetta "Mary" Grundy Lash received his education at a local black parochial school and Livingstone College. He rose to political prominence in the Negro Civic League where he . . . Map (db m228946) HM
21 Ohio, Franklin County, Grove City — Dr. Leslie A. BosticHumanitarian, Visionary LeaderService Above Self
Dr. Leslie A. Bostic served 40 consecutive years as the founding executive director of the Buckeye Ranch (formerly Buckeye Boys Ranch) in Grove City. He earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from the Richmond . . . Map (db m137678) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Perkasie, Hilltown Township — Pearl S. BuckAuthor, Activist and Humanitarian — 1892-1973 —
Welcome to the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark. Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to be awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes for literature. In addition to her literary achievements, Pearl S. Buck was passionately . . . Map (db m86313) HM

23 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Penn Quarter — Joseph Baer Danzansky1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian —
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a marketplace . . . Map (db m92230) HM
24 Georgia, Stephens County, Toccoa — George Washington Hitt1913-1958 — Artist, Humanitarian, Philosopher —
“An unforgettable personality whose courage shone with such crystal brilliance as to brighten the world about him and uplift the spirits of those even more fortunate, but not fashioned of such heroic fibre. His is a name to remember when the . . . Map (db m58884) HM
25 New York, Wyoming County, Genesee Falls — In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth1823 - 1910 — Humanitarian - Conservationist —
Donor of Glen Iris and his estate comprising of the original 1,000 acres of this park, including Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, so that this gorge might remain a place of inspiration and beauty forever, Erected in 1957 by the Genesee State Park . . . Map (db m76125) HM
26 Ohio, Franklin County, Upper Arlington — W.W. "Woody" Hayes1913-1987 — Humanitarian, educator, coach —
Born in Clifton, Ohio. Graduate of Denison University. Served in U.S. Navy as Lt. Commander during World War II. Lived on Cardiff road from 1951 when he became head football coach at The Ohio State University. Led the Buckeyes to 3 national . . . Map (db m223376) HM
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27 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Sister Dorothy M. Stang1931-2005 — Humanitarian, Environmentalist, Religious and Civil Rights Activist —
Her strong religious and social conviction, dedication and hard work helped her make a difference in lives of the peoples of the Brazilian communities of the earth's tropical rain forest. She established base Christian Communities with schools, . . . Map (db m240153) HM
28 Ohio, Williams County, Edon — Edgar "Mr. Pop" Buell1913-1980 — Humanitarian —
Worked with, lived with, loved the Hmong Lao refugees in Laos, 1960-1980. His life truly made a difference.Map (db m184019) HM
29 Pennsylvania, Columbia County, Berwick — Edith Emaline Orvis1877 • 1971 — Christian Humanitarian —
Who gave her talents in loving concern to the immigrants of 1919 - Berwick - 1961Map (db m119527) HM
30 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — James Hazlett Binns1912 - 1985 — Industrialist • Patriot • Humanitarian • Mentor —
He rose from sales trainee to become president and chairman of Armstrong World Industries, a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. A leader in the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster, . . . Map (db m5324) HM
31 Pennsylvania, Tioga County, Wellsboro — Edwin A. VanValkenburg(1869-1932) — Humanitarian - Eminent in Civic Service - Editor and Publisher —
This testimonial is dedicated by the North American survivors, colleagues of E.A. VanValkenburg during the quarter-century in which he directed the publication of the Philadelphia North American. As its editor he inspired and directed public opinion . . . Map (db m88334) HM
32 South Carolina, Laurens County, Clinton — Davison McDowell Douglas1869-1931 — Minister, Educator, Humanitarian —
This building -- dedicated as a memorial to alumni killed in World War II and the Korean War -- is named Douglas House in memory of that beloved servant of God, the Reverend Davison McDowell Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.A., D.D., LL.D., who served . . . Map (db m11980) WM

33 California, San Bernardino County, Fenner — John Wilkie Safety Roadside Rest Area At Fenner
As Caltrans Highway Superintendent for the Needles area, John Wilkie sought ways to improve maintenance at this Rest Area. Pursuing this goal, John became a statewide leader in increasing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. . . . Map (db m335) HM
34 Indiana, Delaware County, Albany — James Grover McDonald1886 - 1964
Diplomat James G. McDonald grew up in Albany and taught history at Indiana University by 1910. Representing the Foreign Policy Association, he met with Nazi officials in 1933, including Adolph Hitler who was quickly rising to power. McDonald . . . Map (db m203649) HM
35 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Near Northside — 49.2005.1 — Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King
Here on the evening of April 4, 1968, Kennedy came to address a large crowd of mostly African Americans in his bid for Democratic Party nomination for president of U.S. Instead, visibly shaken, he gave an impromptu speech about the assassination of . . . Map (db m236) HM
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36 Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Downtown Memphis — 4E 85 — Ida B. Wells1862–1931
Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynchings in Memphis and the South. In 1892 while editor of the Memphis Free Speech, located in this vicinity, she wrote of the lynching of three Black businessmen. As a result, her newspaper office was destroyed . . . Map (db m9306) HM
37 Virginia, Fairfax County, Fairfax Station — Clara H. BartonFounder of the American Red Cross
Here at Fairfax Station in early Sept. 1862, after the Second Battle of Manassas and the action near Chantilly, Clara Barton ministered to the suffering. By her humane and tireless efforts this Angel of the Battlefield helped move over 3000 wounded . . . Map (db m102) HM

38 New York, Westchester County, Pound Ridge — Hiram Halle (1867-1944)
Born in Cleveland, Ohio to German Jewish immigrants, Hiram Halle bought his first house in Pound Ridge on Trinity Pass Road, February 1929. From 1916-1944 he was head of the petrochemical giant, Universal Oil Products. From 1933 through the onset . . . Map (db m134062) HM

39 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Henry "Teddy" StewartBorn: May 29, 1909 Died: November 20, 1984
First black City Councilman (1979), first black Assistant to the Mayor (1982), educator religious leader, civil rights activist, a great humanitarian.Map (db m96470) HM
40 Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Alexandria — The Rotary Club of Alexandria, Louisiana
The Rotary Club of Alexandria, Louisiana Was chartered December 1, 1916. It is the fourth oldest club in Louisiana and the 259th in the Rotary world. As of 2007, there were over 32,000 clubs in 200 countries with more than 1,200,000 members. . . . Map (db m116059) HM

41 Georgia, Toombs County, Lyons — Lyons Garden Club Building
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m197966) HM

42 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther KingDexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Side A House built circa 1912. It has been the home of the ministers of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church since 1919. Its most famous occupant, Dr. Martin Luther King, lived here from Sept. 1954-Feb. 1960. During this time he led the Bus Boycott . . . Map (db m86132) HM
43 New York, Jefferson County, Watertown — Reactivation and Contingency Operations
The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) was reactivated at Fort Drum on February 13, 1985. By 1988, with the support of Fort Drum's world class civilian workforce, the Division was manned, equipped, trained and certified as combat ready, As the . . . Map (db m179340) HM
44 Ohio, Montgomery County, Riverside — Troop Carrier Tactical AirliftTo those who served, and those who did not return. — United States Air Force —
Since 1942, Troop Carriers were responsible for air transport of parachute troops, airborne infantry, glider units, and for conducting local air transportation within the theaters of operations, including providing air transport to air and . . . Map (db m183643) HM WM
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45 Iowa, Johnson County, Iowa City — Old BrickIowa Historic Site
Formerly First Presbyterian Church & North Presbyterian Church (Old School) Erected 1856-1865 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m194099) HM

46 Mexico, Ciudad de México, Centro Histórico — Dr. Antonio Marquez G.
Médicos mexicanos y la asociación civil de veteranos de la Cruz Blanca dedican este homenaje a la memoria del ilustre médico oaxaqueño Dr. Antonio Marquez G. quien murió frente a este lugar el dia 9 de feb de 1913 en el desempeño de su . . . Map (db m90600) HM
47 California, Plumas County, La Porte — Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill
This mill was built in 1911 and used to crush ore at the Hewitt Brothers Mine on Hopkins Creek. It was powered by a steam engine and a pelton water wheel. It was discovered by Fred and Janet Miles in 1978 and brought to La Porte by members of E . . . Map (db m56320) HM
48 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, North Beach — 1024 — Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda1802 – 1889 — North Beach Pioneer —
Juana Briones, born in Hispanic California, was a preeminent woman of her time. In the 1830s and 1840s she transformed an isolated cove in the then Mexican hamlet of Yerba Buena into her rancho. At the site of this park she raised cattle and grew . . . Map (db m143437) HM
49 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Union Square — Phelan BuildingThor Equities
was built in 1908 by philanthropist, humanitarian, and statesman James D. Phelan. This spectacular Flatiron style building was designed by William Curlett, one of the foremost architects of the Victorian-era and founding father of the AIA San . . . Map (db m71870) HM
50 California, Santa Clara County, Palo Alto — 524 — Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion
In 1844 Juana de Briones de Miranda, a pioneer Latina property owner, businesswoman and humanitarian, purchased the 4,439 acre Rancho La Purisima Concepcion from Indian grantee Jose Gorgornio. The grant extended two miles south, encompassing . . . Map (db m54016) HM
51 California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Georgiana Bruce Kirby1818 – 1887
An intellectual, humanitarian and suffragist, Georgiana raised her family in this house from 1854 until her death in 1887. Born in England and educated in the East by America’s leading thinkers and writers. She brought to California an intellectual . . . Map (db m202234) HM
52 Connecticut, Middlesex County, Old Saybrook, Old Saybrook Center — Anna Louise James(1886 - 1977)
The first African-American female pharmacist in Connecticut, proprietor of the James Pharmacy and beloved member of the community for generations of residents and visitors. Known to all as "Miss James," she represented the humanitarian spirit that . . . Map (db m227270) HM
53 Florida, Hillsborough County, East Lake-Orient Park — United Task Force (1992-1993)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Unified Task Force (UNITAF) was an American-led, United Nations-sanctioned multinational force which operated in Somalia between 5 December 1992 - 4 May 1993. A United States initiative (code-named Operation Restore Hope), UNITAF was, charged . . . Map (db m194693) HM WM
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54 Florida, Volusia County, Daytona Beach — Roberto ClementeBarrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Roberto Clemente Walker was one of the greatest baseball players ever to play right field. His pride and humanitarianism won him universal admiration. Despite an unorthodox batting style, the Pirates' great won four batting crowns and amassed . . . Map (db m105773) HM
55 Georgia, Spalding County, Griffin — Rotary International(1905-2005)
Founded in Chicago by Paul P. Harris, Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.Map (db m59637) HM
56 Illinois, St. Clair County, Scott Air Force Base — Col Gail S. Halvorsen(1920 - ) — Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 1999 —
During the Berlin Airlift, also called Operation Vittles, he instituted operation Little Vittles by dropping small parachutes laden with candy from his C-54 aircraft to the children of Berlin, while motivating Berliners to never give up hope, his . . . Map (db m184339) HM
57 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 Peace and, Freedom. Nobel . . . Map (db m128729) HM
58 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Morton-Finney House
John Morton-Finney (1889-1998) educator, lawyer, and humanitarian, was born in Kentucky to a former slave. Morton-Finney was a Buffalo Soldier in World War I, a teacher at historically black colleges, and taught Greek, Latin, German, Spanish, and . . . Map (db m132739) HM
59 Iowa, Cedar County, West Branch — To Herbert Hoover
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60 Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas City, I-435 West KC-KS — Eva JessyeDean of Black Music in America — January 20, 1895 • Coffeyville, Kansas —
Humanitarian and academician Dr. Eva Jessye organized her first all-girl singing quartet as a pre-teen. Thus began a lifetime of establishing and directing singing ensembles. The Negro spirituals of her ancestors formed her musical foundation. In . . . Map (db m201574) HM
61 Maryland, Baltimore County, White Marsh — Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford’s Asbury Lodge No. 1
Built for the African American Community in 1874 as a school for children in the Loreley area and as home to this “benevolent” society, founded in 1872. Beginning in the late 18th century, such mutual aid societies, often formed by . . . Map (db m152189) HM
62 Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit, Midtown — S514 — Mackenzie House
This 1895 Queen Anne style house, designed by Malcolmson & Higginbotham, was the home of David Mackenzie. Educator, scholar, and humanitarian, Mackenzie fostered higher education for Detroit students. While principal of Central High School, then . . . Map (db m84284) HM
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63 Mississippi, Yazoo County, Yazoo City — Mississippi Chemical Corporation
Organized in 1948, the Mississippi Chemical Corporation was the nation's first farmer-owned nitrogen fertilizer plant. Under the leadership of Owen Cooper, director of the Farm Bureau Federation and a well-known humanitarian, the company quickly . . . Map (db m213944) HM
64 Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas — Ralph Louis EngelstadJanuary 28, 1930 – November 26, 2002
With gratitude to the Engelstad Family Foundation for its generous contribution to this Liberty Bell monument, and in recognition of the life and achievements of Ralph Louis Engelstad who personified the highest qualities of personal liberty. Just . . . Map (db m47828) HM
65 New Jersey, Camden County, Camden, Cooper Lanning — Lewis L. Coriell, MD, PhD1911 - 2001
Lewis L. Coriell was a charismatic physician, scientist, and humanitarian. He established the critical technology needed to produce the vaccine to eradicate polio, in addition to many other pioneering techniques used in laboratories today. In 1953, . . . Map (db m146685) HM
66 New Jersey, Middlesex County, New Brunswick — Kirkpatrick Chapel
Built in 1873 in the High Victorian Gothic Revival style, this chapel was designed by New Brunswick native, Henry J. Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers' first president, Rev. Jacob Hardenbergh. Its vibrant glass windows are some of the . . . Map (db m208911) HM
67 New Jersey, Somerset County, Somerville — Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion ParsonageHome of Paul Robeson
On this site stood the St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage. From 1910 to 1925, it was the home of Paul Robeson, noted actor, singer, scholar, athlete and humanitarian.Map (db m49969) HM
68 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Downtown — Charles R. Turner
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69 New York, Erie County, Buffalo, Waterfront — Chester C. Gorski
Chester C. Gorski statesman, community leader, humanitarian Born June 22, 1906. Died April 25, 1975. President of The Common Council 1959 to 1973. Member of the United States Congress, Erie County Board of Supervisors Buffalo Common . . . Map (db m92937) HM
70 North Carolina, Chatham County, Chapel Hill — H-114 — Paul Green1894-1981
Playwright, teacher, & humanitarian. Awarded Pulitzer Prize, 1927. His 16 outdoor dramas include The Lost Colony (1937). Lived 1 mile E.Map (db m218162) HM
71 North Carolina, Harnett County, Buies Creek — Paul Eliot Green1894-1981
Birthplace of the dramatist, novelist, teacher and humanitarian is situated 2.1 miles north. Awarded Pulitzer Prize 1927. Originator of the Symphonic Drama, of which he wrote 16, including "The Lost Colony." Lifelong champion of racial equality, and . . . Map (db m219804) HM
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72 North Carolina, Orange County, Hillsborough — Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957Fourth on this Site
Designed and erected, 1844 – 45 by John Berry of Hillsborough, 1798 – 1870 Builder, Architect, Legislator, Humanitarian --------------- Builder of distinguished structures in his native state Contributor to the tradition of American architecture . . . Map (db m223127) HM
73 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Jeanne M. Comer1923-2012 — Founder of the first Friendship Force in Ohio —
Promoter of world peace through her international humanitarian involvement with the Friendship Force. She was instrumental in creating lasting monuments to peace in Dayton (unreadable) Ohio and throughout the world.Map (db m240128) HM
74 Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton, Five Points — Mike Peters1943- — Cartoonist —
Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist and creator of the popular comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. He has received many national awards for his career in cartooning and his humanitarian efforts.Map (db m240116) HM
75 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, North Oakland — Jane Holmes(1805-1885)
A distinguished philanthropist and humanitarian, she created and funded numerous social service agencies, including the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, here. Her pioneering efforts in charitable giving have served those in need, . . . Map (db m46526) HM
76 Pennsylvania, Cambria County, Johnstown — American Red Cross
On June 5, 1889, Clara Barton and a group of American Red Cross volunteers arrived in Johnstown to help the survivors of a devastating flood resulting from the failure of the South Fork Dam. It was one of the first major disaster responses for the . . . Map (db m74402) HM
77 Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township — Harrisburg State Hospital
The first State mental hospital in Pennsylvania. Opened in 1851, a result of efforts by the noted humanitarian, Dorothea Lynde Dix, to improve this State's treatment of the mentally ill. The hospital is on the wooded hills east of this marker, . . . Map (db m6474) HM
78 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media — Jack W. Coopersmith
In 1900, at the age of two he emigrated with his family from Europe. A pioneer in the food industry, he opened the first super market and shopping center in the United States and Sixth and Penn Streets in Chester. In 1936, he was a man of . . . Map (db m205526) HM
79 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Logan Square — American Friends Service Committee
Founded in Philadelphia in 1917, the AFSC has given practical expression to the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its worldwide humanitarian work has reflected a commitment to nonviolence & justice. Co-recipient, Nobel Peace . . . Map (db m83475) HM
80 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Morrell Park — Benjamin Rush(1745-1813)
Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry." His house of birth stood here until 1969.Map (db m82038) HM
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81 Pennsylvania, York County, Shrewsbury — Spurgeon Milton Keeny(1893-1988)
The humanitarian's boyhood home. Served worldwide, 1917-76. In Asia, directed UNICEF; aided family planning. Chief, UN's Italy relief; assisted Russian relief. A YMCA officer in Mesopotamia, Siberia, Estonia, Poland; later was on its U. S. Council.Map (db m4546) HM
82 South Carolina, Richland County, Columbia, Midtown - Downtown — 40-28 — South Carolina State Hospital
Institution authorized 1821 by General Assembly, mainly through the work of two members, Samuel Farrow and William Crafts, Jr. The original building, on right, designed by Robert Mills, shows a pioneer grasp of the ideas of humanitarian treatment.Map (db m37004) HM
83 Tennessee, Union County, Maynardville — 1D 31 — Roy Claxton Acuff
Roy Claxton Acuff, Grand Ole Opry star for more than 50 years, actor, international music entertainer, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, was born in Maynardville, near this site, on September 15, 1903. He recorded more than 100 country and . . . Map (db m100166) HM
84 Texas, Ellis County, Waxahachie — 7073 — Dunlap-Simpson House
A fine example of Queen Anne Revival architecture, this house has among its many rooms two hexagons, two octagons. It was built in 1890-91 by Judge Oscar E. Dunlap (1849-1925), a banker, political leader, chairman of Texas Council of Defense in . . . Map (db m170519) HM
85 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 6460 — The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters
Dedicated to the pursuit of education and humanitarian programs, the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs was founded in 1897. The goal of a permanent state headquarters was realized with the construction of this building in the early 1930s. Designed . . . Map (db m25710) HM
86 Virginia, Franklin County, Hardy — KP-14 — Booker T. Washington Birthplace
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the nearby Burroughs plantation on April 5, 1856. He was graduated from Hampton Institute in 1875 where he became an instructor. Because of his achievements as an educator, he was selected to establish a . . . Map (db m65611) HM
87 Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison — 60 — ThorstrandThe Magnus Swenson Estate — 1922 —
These two Mediterranean Revival mansions were designed for Magnus and Annie Swenson and their daughter Mary North by Madison architects Law and Law. Swenson was a Norwegian immigrant who became an internationally famous inventor and humanitarian. . . . Map (db m46031) HM

88 Texas, Galveston County, Galveston — 8236 — Rabbi Henry Cohen(1863-1952)
Called the "First Citizen of Texas" by U. S. President Woodrow Wilson, Rabbi Henry Cohen, an internationally known humanitarian, was born in London, England. He came to Galveston in 1888 as spiritual leader of congregation B'Nai Israel and . . . Map (db m118254) HM

89 El Salvador, San Salvador — Sérgio Vieira de Mello
Nombre otorgado El 25 de septiembre de 2003 por la Alcaldia de San Salvador en homenaje al brasileño Sérgio Vieira de Mello Representante especial de las Naciones Unidas, caido en defensa de la paz mundial. English translation: This . . . Map (db m95019) HM WM

90 Guatemala, Chimaltenango, San Andrés Itzapa — Canadian Assistance after the 1976 Earthquake
El Canada • San Andres Itzapa El Canton San Antonio perpetua su agradecimiento a la hermana republica de El Canada por su inmensa labor humanitaria, al haber descombrado, limpiado y reconstruido nuestro pueblo, con motivo del terremoto que . . . Map (db m103965) HM
91 Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, San Antonio Aguas Calientes — Tragic Accident in San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Gratitud a Dios Ser Supremo al Parroco Clemente Penelen a pueblos vecinos al pueblo de San Antonio A.C. por su labor humanitaria en el trágico accidente del 10 de mayo San Antonio A.C. Mayo 1,990. Dijo Jesus yo soy la resurrecion y la . . . Map (db m95873) HM
92 California, Alameda County, Hayward — 1025 — Ukrania
“Ukraina” is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exiled orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916) and his wife Albina. Honcharenko was the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to arrive in the United States. He . . . Map (db m146447) HM
93 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Los Feliz — William Mulholland1855 - 1935
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, . . . Map (db m164804) HM
94 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Penn Quarter — Paul Harris 1868 - 1947The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people . . . Map (db m92025) HM
95 Florida, Orange County, Orlando — Roberto Clemente WalkerMarch 20, 1955 — Tinker Field History Plaza —
On March 20, 1955, a young Roberto Clemente stepped onto Tinker Field for the first time. The Washington Senators led the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in the eighth when the rookie Clemente drove in the tying run with a double. The Pirates won 4-2 in . . . Map (db m189256) HM
96 Georgia, Bartow County, Cartersville — General William T. Wofford, CSA1824 1884
Lawyer, politician, soldier, planter, humanitarian. Born Habersham County, Georgia, June 28, 1824; died Cass Station, Georgia, May 22, 1884. Captain in Mexican War. Georgia Legislator, 1849. Delegate to Georgia Secession Convention, 1861. Voted not . . . Map (db m190698) HM
97 Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta — 060-149 — Atlanta Woman's Club
The Atlanta Woman's Club, organized Nov. 11, 1895, was inspired by a council meeting in Atlanta of the General Federation of Women's Clubs during the Cotton States and International Exposition. Mrs. Rebecca Douglas Lowe was founder and first . . . Map (db m197659) HM
98 Idaho, Oneida County, Malad City — In Memory of Benjamin Waldron1853 - 1914
Personification of the Spirit of Samaria - called "Uncle Ben" but those who knew him. Great pioneer, civic leader, humanitarian and booster. He held the distinction of being Samaria's first merchant, owned the only hotel, a butch shop, and ice house . . . Map (db m140128) HM
99 Illinois, Kankakee County, Bourbonnais — A Night of Tragedy and HeroismMonday, March 15, 1999
[left panel] Darkness engulfed the frozen landscape of the northern edge of Bourbonnais on the evening of Monday, March 15, 1999, when the Amtrak train, the City of New Orleans, heading south from Chicago, collided at the McKnight . . . Map (db m177502) HM
100 Illinois, St. Clair County, Scott Air Force Base — Air Transportation Specialist"Port Dawgs" — Airlift/Tanker association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2019 —
Air mobility starts and ends on the ground, entrusted to an Air Force Air Transportation Specialist, "Port Dawgs" from the active duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard are on duty around the world at main operating bases and deployed . . . Map (db m184725) HM

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