“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Former U.S. Presidents: #43 George W. Bush Historical Markers

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By Mark Hilton, May 6, 2017
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1Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Chris’ Hot DogsEstablished In 1917
Greek immigrant Christopher Anastasios Katechis opened Chris’ Hot Dogs on May 1, 1917, at 138 Dexter Avenue. Until the 1960’s, Chris offered curb service for its hot dogs, leading to long lines of cars cued for service. The hot dogs featured Chris’ . . . Map (db m103243) HM
2Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Returns to St. Paul AME / Rosa Parks's Faith Guided Her Life
Rosa Parks Returns to St. Paul AME Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, passed away in Detroit on Oct. 24, 2005 at the age of 92. Six days later, dressed in the uniform of an AME deaconess, her body arrived . . . Map (db m127280) HM
3Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Operation Iraqi Freedom
After Iraq's defeat in the Persian Gulf War, the Iraqi dictator ignored numerous United Nations Resolutions which resulted in America declaring a "regime change" as an official goal of U.S. policy. In the context of the new terrorist threat after . . . Map (db m92337) HM WM
4Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92424) HM WM
5Delaware (Kent County), Dover — VC-9CS/N 73-1682
This VC-9C, serial number 73-1682, transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. Much of that time it served as Air Force Two for Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, and Dick Cheney. It also . . . Map (db m142564) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Burleith — Famous Burleith Residents
This is a selection of people, renowned in their perspective professions, who at one time called Burleith their home. •Actress Nancy Ordway (1914-2005), a 1940s radio star, lived at 1710 35th Street. She starred in the nationally broadcast . . . Map (db m113388) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 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 . . . Map (db m112797) HM
8Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Thurgood MarshallHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908-January 24, 1993), the great-grandson of slaves, was the first African-American justice appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Where he served from 1967 to 1991. Earlier in his career, Marshall was a . . . Map (db m179223) HM
9Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf8/22/1934 - 12/27/2012
"I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this war job done quickly. My confidence in you is total, our cause is just. Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm."
Norman . . . Map (db m194310) HM WM
10Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — Richmond Hill Veterans MonumentIn God We Trust
The Richmond Hill Veterans Monument is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served our great nation throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, but the history of sacrifice and duty to our nation weaves a patriotic tapestry . . . Map (db m128029) WM
11Indiana (Allen County), New Haven — Veterans Memorial
"We ask a lot of those who wear our uniform. We ask them to leave their loved ones, to travel great distances, to risk injury, even to be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. They are dedicated. They are honorable. They . . . Map (db m197129) WM
12Indiana (Steuben County), Angola — Tri-State College 9-11 Memorial
"We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail!" President George W. Bush September, 2001 God Bless America Land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. . . . Map (db m196528) WM
13Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — General Colin L. PowellAmerican Statesman • American Son • American Soldier
Born 05 Apr 1937 Harlem, New York Graduated ROTC, City College of New York, 1958 Married Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962 Parents Luther and Maud Powell - First Black - Secretary of State National Security Advisor Chairman, . . . Map (db m83307) HM WM
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14Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — William S. Farish1939 -
To the general public, the identity of William S. Farish is likely created by his term as the United States Ambassador to England, his business association and friendships with both Presidents Bush, and his friendship with Queen Elizabeth II, who . . . Map (db m162080) HM
15Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Persian Gulf WarAugust 2, 1990-February 28, 1991
Panel 1 At the stroke of midnight on August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops blasted across the border of their tiny oil-rich neighbor to the south in Kuwait in order to occupy and annex the small sheikdom and gain control of its ample oil reserves. . . . Map (db m115151) HM
16Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The War on Terror: The Afghanistan War And The Iraq War
Out of the clear blue morning sky of September 11, 2001, war came to America. Nineteen hijackers seized four passenger planes and flew them as manned missiles directly into symbols of American financial and military power. Two planes struck the . . . Map (db m115804) HM WM
17Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — War on Terror: The Iraq War(Operation Iraqi Freedom)
Deposing a Dictator: Invading Iraq and the Overthrow of Saddam Hussein (March 2003 – May 2003)By the end of 2002, President George W. Bush had become dissatisfied with Saddam Hussein's level of cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors . . . Map (db m115805) HM WM
18Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Shreveport — WReleased 2008 — Film Location —
The land the Scottish Rite Temple was purchased for $17,000 on September 16, 1913. The building measures approximately 133 feet by 111 feet and surprisingly, only cost $186,477.28 to construct. It houses a three-story theater, library, and kitchen . . . Map (db m139903) HM
19Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lettsworth — Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70752
Buddy Guy was born July 30, 1936. in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He worked at LSU facilities services department before leaving to pursue a music career. On September 25, 1957 he boarded a train in New Orleans, Louisiana and arrived in Chicago to . . . Map (db m127815) HM
20Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Evoking Our Naval Heritage PastSailing Confidently Into The Future
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has been called a "Memorial that happens to be a stadium". While visitors and athletes for nearly 50 years have been inspired by the campaigns and battles emblazoned around the stadium facade, much more needed . . . Map (db m127935) HM WM
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21Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — Battleship Cove 9-11 Memorial
Main inscription On the 11th of September 2001, at approximately 8:30 am, an attack began against several points in the United States. By 2:00 pm that day, both towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed. A fire was raging in a . . . Map (db m85866) WM
22Minnesota (Hennepin County), Mound — 9/11 Memorial
Dedicated to the victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America." . . . Map (db m59394) HM
23Mississippi (Simpson County), Mendenhall — Mendenhall — Simpson County Heritage Trail —
What is the Simpson County Heritage Trail? The Simpson County Heritage Trail was established through the Simpson County Development Foundation in 2011. Each stop along the trail is of historic significance to Simpson County, . . . Map (db m114429) HM
24Missouri (Cass County), Pleasant Hill — Defenders of Freedom Veterans Memorial"Some Gave All, All Gave Some"
"I see that the old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the Colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down." Gen. Douglas MacArthur "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." . . . Map (db m88344) WM
25Missouri (Pettis County), Sedalia — Coliseum1906 — Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractor: T. H. Johnson —
The Coliseum, originally called the Livestock Pavilion, has traditionally been used for showing and judging livestock and for horse shows. In addition, four presidents who have visited the Fairgrounds have spoken here – William Howard . . . Map (db m85011) HM
26Missouri, St. Louis — Presidential First PitchApril 5, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
For the first time in Cardinals history, a sitting president, George W. Bush, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to open the Cardinals season. Bush was only the second sitting president to attend a Cardinals home game (Taft in 1910).Map (db m209424) HM
27Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — 41-25 — Green Lawn Cemetery
Landscape architect Howard Daniels designed the original portion of Green Lawn Cemetery in 1848. Noted Columbus architect Frank Packard designed Green Lawn's Chapel mausoleum, the Hayden family mausoleum, and the Packard mausoleum. Spanning over . . . Map (db m12431) HM
28Ohio (Shelby County), Sidney — George W. BushA Visit to the SPOT Restaurant
George W Bush President George W. Bush became the third sitting U.S. president to visit Sidney when he arrived at The Spot on August 28, 2004 while campaigning for re-election. The President greeted shocked Spot patrons, and ordered a . . . Map (db m136135) HM
29Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — The Honorable George W. Bush
The Forty-Third President of the United States, Visited the University of Scranton on 16 January 2003 to greet the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania and to address the nation.Map (db m128164) HM
30Pennsylvania (Lawrence County), Wampum — On August 4, 2000
On August 4, 2000, a train carrying Texas Governor George W. Bush, his running mate Dick Cheney, U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, and future Congresswoman Melissa Hart stopped here in Wampum to greet approximately 500 people who had gathered by the . . . Map (db m72184) HM
31Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek Township — Flight 93 Temporary Memorial
In this rock, we perpetually commemorate the courage of those who lost their lives on UAL Flight #93 on September 11, 2001. Their legacy will endure. Future generations will be reminded of their honor and courage. Dedicated by the . . . Map (db m8225) WM
32Texas (Andrews County), Andrews — Fight Against TerrorismAndrews County Veterans Memorial
"We will not waiver, we will not tire we will not falter and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail. George W. Bush Persian Gulf War 2 August 1990 - 11 April 1991 U.S. President George H. Bush The occupation of Kuwait . . . Map (db m164078) HM WM
33Texas (Lamar County), Paris — Global War on TerrorSept. 11, 2001
Estimated totals Killed:    Wounded: After the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush declared a world wide war on terrorism involving open and covert military actions . . . Map (db m144196) WM
34Texas (McLennan County), Crawford — 13191 — Crawford
Located in an area of McLennan County once inhabited by Tonkawa Indians, the community of Crawford grew slowly from an 1850s settlement centered around Tonk Crossing (two miles northeast). The first townsite was at the crossroads of the Waco to . . . Map (db m88484) HM
35Texas (Midland County), Midland — 13058 — George Bush Family Home
George H.W. Bush, future President of the United States, moved to Texas in 1948 with his wife, Barbara, future First Lady, and their young son, George W., to begin work as an equipment clerk for the International Derrick & Equipment Company in . . . Map (db m115867) HM
36Texas (Midland County), Midland — 15411 — George W. Bush Childhood Home
George Herbert Walker Bush and wife Barbara (Pierce) came to Texas in 1948, moving to Midland with son George Walker Bush in 1950. They bought this home in 1951 and while here faced the loss of daughter Robin and celebrated the birth of two sons. . . . Map (db m115868) HM
37Virginia (Fairfax County), Idylwood — We will never forget.
We will never forget. This monument stands in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. On the morning of September 11, 2001, four planes departed from east coast cities, three . . . Map (db m145015) HM WM
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Dec. 9, 2022