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Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan Historical Markers
By Sandra Hughes, April 1, 2015
Cold War-Global 1945/ Cold War German 1945-1990
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
I am Petty Officer Richard Williamson, Jr. I am proud that my dad served on the first nuclear powered fast attack submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) which set all kinds of records in the 1950s . . . — — Map (db m85491) HM WM|
[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|
|Led from Indian Territory by their New England schoolmaster, a band of young Cherokee Argonauts discovered gold here 1850. Town established 1853 when first stores erected by Welsh miners. During heyday of 1875, Cherokee boasted its own theatre, race . . . — — Map (db m234) HM|
|All Americans have a partnership in the "ROCK" at West Point, California.
...It's purpose is to demonstrate the solidarity of the American people in their heartfelt concern and compassion for the 53 fellow Americans taken from the U.S. Embassy . . . — — Map (db m91729) HM WM|
| Garden of the Gods was part of the Iverson Movie Ranch which flourished from 1912 until the late 1960s, the golden era of the "B” Western movies. This site was known as the "most shot up location in movie history.”
Hollywood . . . — — Map (db m127037) HM|
|Built in 1927 by a group of celebrities that included Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Louis B. Mayer. Site of the first Academy Awards in 1929. A hideaway for Clark Gable and Carol Lombard. Marilyn Monroe did her first commercial shoot by the . . . — — Map (db m125714) HM|
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March: Lane Victory is named for the former slave, Isaac Lane, founder of Lane College, in Jackson, Tennessee. The Victory Ship was one of a class of cargo ships designed and built during World War II by the . . . — — Map (db m131429) HM|
With war clouds gathering over the Pacific, in 1936 Congress authorized the construction of the Sacramento Air Depot. The Army Air Corp envisioned that the new depot would support operations on the West Coast, . . . — — Map (db m57199) WM|
|In commemoration of the historic meeting in Santa Barbara of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and His Royal Highness the Prince, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with the President of the United States, Ronald W. . . . — — Map (db m135686) HM|
|Dedicated to Ronald W. Reagan
40th President of the United States of America
For his steadfast commitment to develop and deploy
missile defenses to protect our nation, our forces,
our allies and friends
"Wouldn't it be better to . . . — — Map (db m98728) WM|
[ Main Marker: ]
International Business Machines : RAMAC
In 1952, IBM sent Reynold Johnson to San Jos้ to open its first West Coast development laboratory to research new data storage methods. At this site in 1955, IBM unveiled . . . — — Map (db m30095) HM|
|I know in my heart that man is good
at what is right will always eventually triumph
and there is purpose and worth to each and every life. — — Map (db m82161)|
|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|
This hill, with its sweeping views of Washington and the Potomac, has tantalized visionaries since the 1800s. But few of their plans have been built. In 1873 businessman and city commissioner Thomas P. Morgan (whose name survives as part of . . . — — Map (db m93415) HM|
|This Anacostia icon once marked the entrance to Curtis Brothers Furniture Co. The business dated to 1926, when young Fred
and George Curtis acquired a Model T Ford truck to deliver ice, then progressed to moving furniture. They soon rented a . . . — — Map (db m100690) HM|
| [Panel 1 of the historical narrative at memorial entrance]:
On February 19, 1942, 73 days after the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which resulted in the removal of 120,000 . . . — — Map (db m40541) HM|
|In 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed legislation creating the rose as the national floral emblem for the United States. Plans then got underway to find a site to showcase roses in the nation's capital.
The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) was . . . — — Map (db m110456) HM|
|The Pitts Motor Hotel, formerly located at 1451 Belmont Street, lingers in memory for two reasons. In the 1960s it was a gathering place of Civil Rights movement leaders. Later it became a "welfare hotel."
In March 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin . . . — — Map (db m63706) HM|
This montage showing four presidential inaugural parades along 15th St., NW is based on artist Earl Minderman's 1980 visioning of President thomas Jefferson's inaugural parade as well as historic photos of the inauguration of Presidents Garfield, . . . — — Map (db m91808) HM|
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center honoring the 40th president, filled the last open space in the Federal Triangle. When former First Lady Nancy Reagan dedicated it in 1998, the redevelopment of this area of . . . — — Map (db m57205) HM|
|This plaque commemorates the seminal research of the renowned Dr. Edward Teller during his tenure at The George Washington University.
By agreement with GW Professor George Gamow, President Cloyd Heck Marvin invited the Hungarian-born Teller to . . . — — Map (db m47326) HM|
| This Memorial was established by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, as directed by an Act of the United States Congress.
The authorizing law was sponsored by U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi and U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, and was . . . — — Map (db m65404) HM|
Built in 1799, in the hope that the new capital would become a great city.
Opened as a tavern and inn by William Rhodes, 1801.
Washington's first 'town hall,' where White House architect James Hoban and other citizens met to petition . . . — — Map (db m39618) HM|
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Dedicated in gratitude to the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, General Dwight David Eisenhower and the valiant soldiers of all Allied Armies he led into battle.
Victorious in battle, they brought the Third Reich . . . — — Map (db m48459) HM|
“One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden. This symbol of eternally renewing growth and strength will be dedicated this autumn here in the Capital. In its . . . — — Map (db m130364) HM|
| "One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden...In its growth, our own commitments to the well-being of America and Germany shall be cultivated and nurtured." . . . — — Map (db m130365) HM|
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|This cemetery is dedicated
to the memory of all the
patriotic men and women
who answered their
countrys call to service.
Their inspiring contribution
will help preserve in the
hearts and lives of all
Americans the spirit of . . . — — Map (db m145992) WM|
|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|
| In honor and memory of the U.S. Army Air Force and U.S. Navy airmen who lost their lives while prisoners of war at Hiroshima, Japan, the day of the bomb-August 6, 1945.
-S/Sgt. Charles O. Baumgartner-USAAF -2nd/Lt. Durden Looper-USAAF -2nd . . . — — Map (db m93023) WM|
1956 Olympic Games
"The Greatest Weight Ever Raised by a Human Being
6,270 pounds in a backlift."
The Guinness Book of . . . — — Map (db m63434) HM|
In 1673 the areas of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers were explored by Frenchmen Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette. Their voyages resulted in French claims on the area until 1763 when, by the Treaty of Paris, France ceded the land to . . . — — Map (db m150015) HM|
|Dedicated to the memory of Ronald Reagan, who spoke at this intersection on October 18, 1980, while campaigning for the United States Presidency. — — Map (db m34158) HM|
|Even after thirty years of marriage to Bob Moomaw, I was always surprised by his ideas--and this event is another surprise. Bob said there have been sculptures built on more ridiculous concepts than my life--this is not ridiculous--this is my life: . . . — — Map (db m135930) HM|
General Secretary Gorbachev,
if you seek peace--
if you seek prosperity
for the Soviet Union
and Eastern Europe--
if you seek liberalization.
come here, to this gate.
Mr. Gorbachev. Open this gate.
Mr. Gorbachev. Tear down this . . . — — Map (db m78278) HM|
|The Dixon Historic Center, in Dixon's old South Central School building, celebrates Ronald Reagan's years in Dixon and his attendance at South Central School. Ronald attended sixth and seventh grades in this building. This building has been . . . — — Map (db m78279) HM|
| (Plaque 1:) This Pool given by the citizens of Dixon, Illinois in Memory of the Men & Women who served in World War II. Erected & Dedicated 1950
This pool, which was completed in 1950, also includes a two-tier diving platform. It was . . . — — Map (db m70717) HM|
|Books which young Ronald Reagan borrowed from the Dixon Public Library helped him shape lifelong values. At nine years of age in 1920 he received card number 3695, becoming a frequent Library visitor and an avid reader throughout his Dixon years. . . . — — Map (db m78275) HM|
|On June 21, 1922, Ronald Reagan, with his brother Neil, was baptized at this church. Ronald and Mother Nelle were active members of the church from 1921 - 1937. Ronald Reagan taught a Sunday school class here. Mother Nelle taught Sunday school, snag . . . — — Map (db m78273) HM|
|The Reagan family—Jack, Nelle, and their two sons, Neil (age 12) and Ronald (age 9), moved to Dixon and into this house on December 6, 1920. The boys attended school at South Side School, later known as South Central School, just four blocks . . . — — Map (db m78281) HM|
|Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a vital role in the development of his character. They include the boyhood home, the grade school, now . . . — — Map (db m78280) HM|
|In 1991 Nick Tanev, an immigrant to the United States from Bulgaria, presented to then Mayor James Dixon and the City of Dixon, the sculpture called “The Wings of Peace and Freedom.” The presentation was made during a sister cities . . . — — Map (db m78277) HM|
|O'Fallon's first theater built exclusively for motion pictures, the 500 seat State Theatre was built in 1937. It was here that O'Fallonites watched countless movies including those of O'Fallon native William Holden and the nephew of O'Fallon . . . — — Map (db m148588) HM|
|Except during Prohibition, this building has been a saloon or tavern since it was built in the late 19th century. In 1920, it was purchased by Stephen and Emily "Ma" Rush as a soft drink parlor, later a confectionery and ice cream parlor. It was . . . — — Map (db m148579) HM|
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“They have earned the undying esteem and respect of all thoughtful and freedom-loving Americans for their overriding devotion and sense of duty to our Nation.”
— President Ronald Reagan — . . . — — Map (db m48224) WM|
| 1906 - - - - - 1992
President, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
1963 - 1969
President, United Transportation Union
1969 - 1972
Contributing six decades to the Rail Labor Movement, Charles Luna began working as a Yard . . . — — Map (db m58537) HM|
Gordon Parks was born on November 20, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Sarah and Andrew Jackson Parks. Gordon wrote, "Poppa was a dirt farmer who farmed mostly dirt, but he kept us alive and taught us about love and devotion." The youngest of 15 . . . — — Map (db m128781) HM|
Born 05 Apr 1937
Harlem, New York
Graduated ROTC, City College
of New York, 1958
Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962
Luther and Maud Powell
- First Black -
Secretary of State
National Security Advisor
Chairman, . . . — — Map (db m83307) HM WM|
|After Meadow Court wom the Irish Sweeps Derby of 1965, fans were treated to Bing Crosby's impromptu crooning of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." The famous singer and actor was part owner of the winning colt. Years before, Crosby had greeted the . . . — — Map (db m57709) HM|
|Dedicated October 4, 1981. National Emergency Training Center. Emmitsburg, Maryland.
"Dedicated to the thousands of Firefighters who have lost their lives in the very act of saving others."
Ronald Reagan, President.
United States of . . . — — Map (db m19021) HM|
World War II was the last fought in which the President asked Congress for a declaration of war. Since then, United States armed forces have been in combat, including these smaller conflicts:
The U.S. orchestrates the . . . — — Map (db m150158) HM|
Dedicated to the men and women
from the town of Northbridge who
served during the Vietnam War
"Ours was an honorable cause"
In memory of
Joseph E. Fitzgerald
SSgt. United States Army
November 25, 1948 - May 31, 1967
LLRP, 3rd . . . — — Map (db m117481) WM|
In 1942, the local Chamber of Commerce persuaded the Parsons Corporation to move its Pureaire Unit Kitchen Division into the vacant 60-year-old Greilick plant. About the same time the Sheffer Collet Company also started operations in a . . . — — Map (db m98231) HM|
|In 1920 the Michigan Automotive Trade Association was founded in Detroit. On May 19, 1921, the group was incorporated, with the following officers: G.S. Garber, President: H.H. Shuart Secretary; and Clark Graves, Treasurer. The association's purpose . . . — — Map (db m102983) HM|
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 Taft in . . . — — Map (db m85011) HM|
|Florissant patriot graduated Air Force Academy, fighter pilot 8th Special Ops Squadron Vietnam. Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross Air Metal. May 11, 1972 his A-37 Dragonfly was shot down during his 138th combat mission. His remains, classified . . . — — Map (db m149383) HM WM|
|During World War II, many aircrews came to Lewistown for the final phase of their training. Here they logged an average eight hours of ground school for every hour of flying time. In this building the men studied aircraft identification, learned . . . — — Map (db m143592) HM|
|Grover Cleveland Alexander, the third winningest pitcher in major league baseball history, was born near Elba, Nebraska, on February 26, 1887. After pitching for local and minor league teams, Alexander signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1911, . . . — — Map (db m104682) HM|
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . — — Map (db m133630) HM|
|On the foggy, drizzly morning of June 13, 1958, Morris Pesin (1911-1992) made his historic 8 minute canoe trip to the Statue of Liberty with a Jersey Journal reporter to dramatize the close proximity of the Jersey City shoreline to Ms. . . . — — Map (db m126346) HM|
|Chairman Gorbachev made his final preparations here before participating in the historic luncheon at Quarters 1 with President Reagan and Vice President Bush on 7 December 1988. During that time, he also composed his first communique to the U.S.S.R. . . . — — Map (db m148741) HM|
| 1921 Year the Bridge was Completed
92.3 Each Arch Span Length
752 Total Bridge Length
41 Each Arch length
This bridge was built in 1921, when Warren G. Harding was president of the United States. It closed to motor vehicles in 1981, . . . — — Map (db m144164) HM|
We must honor those sons of ours who fought so bravely.
A Grateful Citizen (1925)
Most of them were boys when they died and they gave up two lives--the one they were living and the one they would have lived when . . . — — Map (db m66520) WM|
Alexander Kartveli, Designer
The Thunderbolt was the largest, heaviest, single-seat fighter built during World War II: a rugged, dependable,and heavily armed fighting machine, whose accomplishments advanced the ultimate . . . — — Map (db m114927) WM|
| "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future and we'll continue to follow..."
President Ronald Reagan
As the second American woman in space, Judith Resnik . . . — — Map (db m43539) HM|
1775 - 1917
New Providence, Bahamas Tripoli
War of 1812
Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico - Spain
China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
Battle of Peking - Nicaragua
Vera Cruz - Haiti . . . — — Map (db m117235) HM WM|
|Originally part of the farm property of Sarah Briggs in 1848. The site was laid out by Joseph Fox and purchased by the Delaware County Commissioners in 1849 for the erection of a courthouse. The structure, whose construction plans cost $50, was . . . — — Map (db m83369) HM|
|On this site, Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States, delivered an address to the citizens of Media and Delaware County during his presidential re-election campaign on October 29, 1984. — — Map (db m157065) HM|
| [Left panel:]
Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzedorf
In 1742, Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Saxony, the leader and organizer of the modern day Moravian Church, preached at the tavern of Jacob Huber, north of Lititz, while . . . — — Map (db m136380) HM|
Shimon Peres at the Liberty Medal Ceremony, 1996
Photo by Phil Mantas
Kofi Annan at the Liberty Medal Ceremony, 2001
Independence National Historical Park
Sadako Ogata at the Liberty Medal Ceremony, 1995 . . . — — Map (db m146648) HM|
|The Florence National Cemetery
established in 1865
is this day re-dedicated
to the memory of all the
patriotic men and women
who answered their
country's call to service
their inspiring contribution
will help preserve in the
. . . — — Map (db m45967) HM|
| [East Inscription]:
A Century of Service
Born December 5, 1902 in Edgefield, South Carolina, Strom Thurmond provided nearly a century of service to the Palmetto State and to this nation. Highlights of his extraordinary life include: . . . — — Map (db m46598) HM|
| [Left Marker]
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
President Ronald W. Reagan
Berlin, June 12, 1987
"Ich bin ein Berliner!"
President John F. Kennedy
Berlin, June 26, 1963 — — Map (db m14171) WM|
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . — — Map (db m112633) HM|
On November 9, 1989, to stem the flow of refugees, desperate Communist leaders announced amid chaos that they would issue passports to all East Germans, allowing them to come and go as they pleased. That evening hundreds of . . . — — Map (db m136631) HM|
The United States never wavered in its commitment to freedom and democracy in Berlin, a city isolated 100 miles inside Easts Germany. In 1948, to assert its influence over Germany, the Soviet Union blockaded land access to Berlin. The Western . . . — — Map (db m136414) WM|
|Named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut who was born in this area, Farragut High School began in 1904 as a six-room frame academic building on 12 acres of land at the junction of Concord Road and Kingston Pike. In addition to practical agriculture, . . . — — Map (db m101749) HM|
| President of the United States of America, served two terms from 1981-1989
During his inaugural speech, he called for an era of national renewal and hoped that America would again be 'A beacon of hope for those who do not have freedom.'
He . . . — — Map (db m106040) HM|
|Vernon Omlie, a flight instructor during World War I, and Phoebe Fairgrave began barnstorming in the Midwest in 1921. They landed in Memphis a year later, married and opened the first commercial aviation company in Memphis. Mid-South Airways, Inc. . . . — — Map (db m89711) HM|
| Baker Common The Baker Family history and Houstons history are one and the same Few have contributed more to our citys progress than the members of the James Addison Baker family. They pioneered Texas law, built the law firm Baker Botts, . . . — — Map (db m140419) HM|
|This four-story hotel building was constructed in 1927 by the family of William Davis "Billy" Kincaid (b. 1854) in memory of his life as a prominent Uvalde cattleman, businessman, and civic leader. The Kincaid Hotel became a popular place for . . . — — Map (db m64463) HM|
|Fortieth President of The United States
Destination: Kanab, Utah "Utah's Little Hollywood"
Television Series "Death Valley Days" Host 1960's — — Map (db m130626) HM|
|The statue of Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States from 1981-1989, is located northeast of this location at the driving entrance to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
In 1987, President Reagan's Secretary of . . . — — Map (db m70983) HM|
|Under authority of Public Resolution 67, of the 66th Congress, approved March 4, 1921, an unknown American soldier was exhumed from each of the four American cemeteries in France. They were placed in identical caskets and assembled at Chalons Sur . . . — — Map (db m61934) HM WM|
|A Native of Newport News - born March 29, 1918. Served as United States Delegate to the United Nations. Awarded First Order of Arts by President of Egypt. Appointed Ambassador of Love by President Nixon. Received the highest civilian . . . — — Map (db m94334) HM|
| This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their Country's call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love of . . . — — Map (db m3359) HM|
Several markers are located along the Virginia Legends Walk. In order, starting from the eastern entrance, they read as follows:Grace Sherwood
Sherwood lived in Princess Anne County from the latter 1600s until the . . . — — Map (db m33678) HM|
|Clare A. Briggs was born in Reedsburg on August 5, 1875 to Mr. and Mrs. William Pardee Briggs.
At an early age Briggs became a sketch artist, and in 1896 he accepted a job as an illustrator with the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. After . . . — — Map (db m1649) HM|
|This plaque expresses the gratitude of the Grenadian people to the forces from the United States of America and the Caribbean, especially those who sacrificed their lives in liberating Grenada on 25 October 1983. It was dedicated by President Ronald . . . — — Map (db m134953) WM|
H๖f๐i House has a remarkable history connected to Icelandic relations with other nations. The house was built or the French consul, Jean Paul Brillouin. Designed in Eastern Norway, it was transported to Iceland in kit . . . — — Map (db m121583) HM|