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Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon Historical Markers

 
Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial (reverse) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial (reverse)
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1Alabama (Baldwin County), Stockton — Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of all who served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war. “Welcome home" This nation should never forget the more than 58,000 who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country or the ones who were left behind. . . . — Map (db m122644) HM WM
2Arkansas (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 m92423) HM WM
3California (Orange County), Yorba Linda — Birthplace of Richard Milhous Nixon
President of the United States of America. Inaugurated January 20, 1969. Inaugurated for second term January 20, 1973. We are proud of our native son, a man who has spared nothing of himself to help build a great nation. — Map (db m82467) HM
4California (Orange County), Yorba Linda — 1015 — Richard Nixon Birthplace"I was born in a house my father built." — President Richard Nixon (1913-1994) —
In 1912 Frank and Hannah Nixon built this modest farmhouse on their small citrus ranch. Here Richard Nixon was born, January 9, 1913, and spent his first nine years. He served his country as Congressman, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and 37th . . . — Map (db m50342) HM
5California (Sonoma County), Petaluma — Sergeant Richard A. PenryUnited States Army
The President of the United States of America authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of the Congress the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Richard A. Penry United States Army for conspicuous gallantry and . . . — Map (db m85588) HM
6Connecticut (Hartford County), Glastonbury — John Lee Levitow
In Honor Of John Lee Levitow Glastonbury, Connecticut Sergeant, United States Air Force 3rd Special Operations Squadron presented Congressional Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon May 14, 1970 For conspicuous gallantry . . . — Map (db m98833) WM
7Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
[Panel 1:]African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial The Medal of Honor takes its place in our country as the highest award for military valor. The honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress, may only be accorded an . . . — Map (db m80507) HM
8Delaware (Sussex County), Selbyville — SC-154 — Home of John G. Townsend, Jr.
Constructed in 1904, this was once the residence of John G. Townsend, Jr. (1871-1964), agricultural pioneer and statesman. His long and distinguished public career included service as Governor of Delaware (1917-21), United States Senator . . . — Map (db m37344) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 18 — Live on Our Stage!Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
When NBC radio and television and its local affiliate, WRC, moved to these new headquarters in 1958, the average TV screen measured 12 inches. The facility opened with six studios—three TV and three radio. Soon history happened here. . . . — Map (db m47866) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 3 — The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor epitomizes the luxury apartment/hotels built along Connecticut Avenue in the 1920s. Designed in 1927 by prominent architect Joseph H. Abel, the Broadmoor featured a pioneering underground garage, restaurant and bar, beauty salon, . . . — Map (db m111655) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Executive Office Building
Originally State, War, and Navy Departments Constructed 1871-1888 South Wing Ground broken June 1871 Completed December 1875 East Wing Ground broken July 1872 Completed April 1879 North Wing Ground broken July 1879 Completed December 1882 West . . . — Map (db m71253) HM
12Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Airman First Class John Lee Levitow3rd Special Operations Squadron
Airman First Class John Levitow was a loadmaster aboard a C-47 gunship on a night combat air patrol mission near Long Binh Army Post, Republic of Vietnam, 24 February 1969. His aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire. The enemy fire wounded half the . . . — Map (db m99749) HM WM
13Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — First Lieutenant James Phillip Fleming20th Special Operations Squadron
First Lieutenant Fleming was the aircraft commander of a UH-1F transport helicopter near Duc Co in the Republic of Vietnam's central highlands, 26 November 1968. He unhesitatingly flew to the aid of a six-man Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance . . . — Map (db m99815) HM
14Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Lieutenant Colonel William Atkinson Jones, III602nd Special Operations Squadron
Lieutenant Colonel Jones flew an A-1H Skyraider on a rescue mission on 1 September 1968 in search of a downed U.S. pilot near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. Although his aircraft was hit repeatedly by enemy fire, he continued his search until he sighted . . . — Map (db m99802) HM
15Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Vietnam War1954-1975
The Vietnam War began when Vietnamese nationalists ended one hundred years of colonial rule by forcing the French out of the country. The 1954 Geneva Peace Accords divided the country into North and South Vietnam to separate the opposing groups . . . — Map (db m57568) HM
16Indiana (Jennings County), Butlerville — 40.1969.1 — Hannah Milhous Nixon
Mother of President Richard M. Nixon was born on a farm four and a half miles southeast to which her grandparents came in 1854. Hannah's parents moved to California in 1897 when she was twelve years old. — Map (db m74039) HM
17Indiana (LaPorte County), Michigan City — Private First Class Daniel D. BruceUnited States Marine Corps
Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Place and Date: Fire Support Base Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. 1 March 1969. . . . — Map (db m77364) HM WM
18Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana Vietnam and Korean Wars Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives August 5, 1950 Hi Folks, Things are going smooth here today and it wouldn't hurt my feelings any if they stayed that way. Your loving son, Jim (James W. Farmer) Killed in . . . — Map (db m132839) WM
19Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Charles Luna
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
20Kentucky (Shelby County), Simpsonville — 1419 — Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971)
Civil rights leader born here. Son of distinguished educator, Dr. Whitney M. Young, Sr. Served in US Army, World War II. Graduated Ky. State College, 1941; U. of Minn., 1947. Director of Urban Leagues in Minn. and Neb., 1947-53. Dean of School of . . . — Map (db m136849) HM
21Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — 1st. Lt. Douglas B. Fournet
In Memoriam 1st. Lt. Douglas B. Fournet May 7, 1943 - May 4, 1968Awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor Posthumously by PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON For Conspicuous Gallantry And Willing Sacrifice"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man . . . — Map (db m114501) HM WM
22Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — 1st. Lt. Douglas Bernard FournetB. May 7, 1943 | K.I.A. May 4, 1968 Vietnam
Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during the War in Vietnam as a First Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery . . . — Map (db m133980) HM
23Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — "The War to End War"- President Woodrow Wilson
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had lofty goals for World War I, including his hope that the war would create a set of conditions that made future wars impossible. Along with his plea that the war should be fought "to make the world safe for . . . — Map (db m114884) HM WM
24Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Vietnam War1954-1975
Panel 1Much like the Korean War before it, the Vietnam War started as a civil war in Asia, but quickly evolved into an international matter because it became yet another manifestation of the Cold War. By 1954, a communist regime controlled . . . — Map (db m115153) WM
25Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Superdome Vietnam Wall
1954 Communist forces win decisive victory over French at Dien Bien Phu. Geneva Accords divide Vietnam. Southeast Asia Treaty Organization is formed. President Dwight D. Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam. 1955 One Million Vietnamese . . . — Map (db m106032) HM WM
26Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — The Roller Coasters of Glen Echo Amusement Park
Roller Coasters. The first primitive version of a roller coaster called the “Flying Mountain” emerged in Russia in the 1400’s. Americans encountered their first taste of a roller coaster-like thrill ride in 1827 when Josiah . . . — Map (db m3226) HM
27Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Tree Growth Rings
This is a slice of tree trunk that had its last growth year in 2005 before it was felled. See how the growth rings vary in thickness from year to year? We have marked the year 2000 and each decade before. Can you find the ring for the year in which . . . — Map (db m138709) HM
28Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Vietnam War Memorial
Front - Top This campaign ribbon awarded to all who proudly served with the armed forces in Vietnam Front - Left Panel U.S. ARMY MACV 2/62 to 3/73 12 Infantry Divisions 367 units 1t Inf. - 2nd Inf. - 3rd Mech - . . . — Map (db m54871) HM
29Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Raymond A. SullivanHeadmaster, Lowell High School — 1938 - 1975 —
Citizen • Scholar Colleague • Father Disciplinarian His 37 years of distinguished service as Headmaster scanned [spanned?] five decades which saw the Great Depression—World War II—Korean War—Sputnik—the . . . — Map (db m117798) HM
30Michigan (Allegan County), Fennville — Welcome to Fennville
The early settlement that eventually became Fennville was established where two log roads crossed at a low place along the town line road between Manlius and Clyde Townships. Early maps show a church and sawmill on the high ground to the west of the . . . — Map (db m73526) HM
31Michigan (Ingham County), Lansing — Helen Thomas B. 1920
Considered “The First Lady of the Press,” former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas is a trailblazer who broke through barriers for women reporters. Thomas worked for United Press International for more than 55 years covering every . . . — Map (db m104168) HM
32Michigan (Muskegon County), Muskegon — 601 — Union Depot
The Union Depot opened in 1895 to serve the Chicago & West Michigan Railway; the Muskegon, Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad; and the Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railroad. A.W. Rush and Son of Grand Rapids designed the Richardson Romanesque . . . — Map (db m107240) HM
33Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
A father and son who worked in this building greatly shaped our nation’s economy. William McChesney Martin, Sr. is credited with helping to write the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, creating the Federal Reserve System. He headed the Federal Reserve . . . — Map (db m122487) HM
34Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — The Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club first opened on this site in 1903. Club members competed in the Olympics held in St. Louis the following year. The Club’s original home was destroyed in a 1914 fire that claimed 37 lives. This building was completed in . . . — Map (db m124963) HM
35Nebraska (Gage County), Beatrice — Containing Communism - The Berlin and Cuban Crises and VietnamWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
President Harry S. Truman established a policy of containing Communism that was followed by succeeding presidents until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Beatrice's residents served in Germany, protected the U.S. borders, and fought in the . . . — Map (db m48231) HM
36New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Host to History
Thayer’s Inn has welcomed countless guests over the years. Among them have been the famous (and the infamous). A brief listing includes visiting Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. Also stopping here . . . — Map (db m116234) HM
37New Jersey (Atlantic County), Atlantic City — Terry MeeuwsenDePere, WI — Miss America 1973 —
"The question I've been asked the most is, do I feel that I've been exploited? Which to me is just as ludicrous because I'm sitting here with ten thousand dollars of scholarship money. It means the difference between being able to further my . . . — Map (db m153464) HM
38New York (Orange County), West Point — Twentieth Century Wars
The Cold War (1946-1991) Peace Operations (1991-2000) Shortly after its victory in World War II, the United States faced new international security challenges. The Soviet Union established Communist governments in central and eastern Europe and . . . — Map (db m35504) HM
39New York (Tompkins County), Groton — Terrence C. Graves MonumentVietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
(main center panel) 2d Lt. USMC-Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam-February 16, 1968. (left panel) Terrence C. Graves, or “Terry” as his friends and family knew him, entered the world . . . — Map (db m62746) WM
40New York (Westchester County), Eastchester — Eastchester Memorial Park
Memorial Park In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice In The Defense of Our Country The United States of Eastchester America Dedicated October 23, 1972 [ small plaque ] Presented To The People of Eastchester by . . . — Map (db m42507) WM
41Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — 7- 12 — Robert C. Henry
Robert Clayton Henry, the first African- American mayor of an Ohio city, was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 16, 1921. He attended Springfield High School and graduated in 1939. After high school, he attended Wittenberg University and the . . . — Map (db m103392) HM
42Ohio (Crawford County), Galion — 9-17 — Big Four Depot
This Depot, dedicated on December 27, 1900, served as division headquarters for the Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis railroad, commonly called the Big Four. Peak passenger usage occurred during and after World War I when 32 trains . . . — Map (db m20370) HM
43Ohio (Fulton County), Archbold — David K. Aeschliman MemorialMay 17, 1949 - Jan. 16, 1970
Two Purple Hearts Distinguished Flying Cross O.L.C. Air Medal Graduate of Archbold High School in May of 1967 and entered military service in June of 1967. Entered Vietnam in August of 1969 with the 17th Air Cavalry Troop B, 3rd . . . — Map (db m130966) WM
44Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — 28-57 — Katharine Kennedy Brown
Katharine Kennedy Brown (1891-1986), born in Dayton, was a leading figure in local, state, and national Republican politics. Soon after the 19th Amendment was passed In 1920, she earned a seat on the Montgomery County Republican . . . — Map (db m127225) HM
45Ohio (Portage County), Kent — 8-67 — Kent State UniversityMay 4, 1970
In 1968, Richard Nixon won the presidency partly based on a campaign promise to end the Vietnam War. Though the war seemed to be winding down, on April 30, 1970, Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia, triggering protests across college campuses. . . . — Map (db m67467) HM WM
46Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — A Temporary Resting Place
The field in front of you contained the hospital graveyard where some 185 Union and 20 Confederate soldiers were buried. Some of Spangler’s own wood supplies were used to make coffins for these soldiers and even a fence around the graveyard itself. . . . — Map (db m78898) HM
47Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), McKeesport — Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate
On April 21, 1947, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debated the Taft-Hartley Labor-Management Relations Act at the Penn-McKee Hotel. The first debate between the two House Labor Committee members was a precursor to the iconic Kennedy-Nixon . . . — Map (db m54922) HM
48Pennsylvania (York County), York — Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985)
The "Father of World Weightlifting" & founder of the York Barbell Club was the U.S. Olympic weightlifting coach, 1948-64; also actively promoted the sports of powerlifting & bodybuilding. Served as an official advisor on youth physical fitness for . . . — Map (db m4607) HM
49South Carolina (Cherokee County), Gaffney — From Pasture to ParkCowpens National Battlefield
The land you are standing on has not always been protected by the National Park Service. For 200 years after the battle, homes, farms, and other businesses occupied the 842 acres that make up Cowpens National Battlefield. Although Congress . . . — Map (db m108656) HM
50South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The American CommitmentThe Berlin Wall Memorial
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
51Tennessee (Haywood County), Brownsville — 4D 25 — Brownsville
Col. Richard Nixon, veteran of the New Orleans campaign, War of 1812 , settled four miles east of here in 1821. First county court met in his house. Brownsville became the county seat in 1823 and the first courthouse was built of logs in 1824. — Map (db m53001) HM
52Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 169 — Christian Brothers High School / Christian Brothers Band
Christian Brothers High School Christian Brothers High School, the oldest high school for boys in Memphis, opened November 21, 1871 as the secondary department of Christian Brothers College at 612 Adams Avenue. CBC was established by the . . . — Map (db m63274) HM
53Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 138 — Sara Roberta Church1914-1995
In 1952, Roberta Church became the first black woman in Memphis to be elected to public office and to the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee. She served as an official in the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. In 1987, . . . — Map (db m63290) HM
54Texas (Lamar County), Paris — Vietnam WarNov. 1, 1955 - Apr. 30, 1975
Estimated totals Killed: 58,315 Wounded: 153,303 The United States government viewed the Vietnam war as a way to prevent the spread of communism in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. At the peak of . . . — Map (db m144161) WM
55Virginia (Alexandria), Seminary Hill — Gerald R. FordThirty-Eighth President of the United States — Alexandria Resident 1951-1974 —
Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and his family lived in Alexandria for 23 years before he became President. The Fords moved to Park Fairfax in 1951, when he was in his second term in Congress (R-Michigan). The family moved into a new house at . . . — Map (db m133935) HM
56Virginia (Alexandria), Taylor Run — President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Residence
President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Residence has been designated a National Historic Landmark This residence possesses significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America From 1955-1974, this was the home . . . — Map (db m133934) HM
57Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Watergate Investigation
Mark Felt, second in command at the FBI, met Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward here in this parking garage to discuss the Watergate scandal. Felt provided Woodward information that exposed the Nixon Administration’s obstruction of the FBI's . . . — Map (db m55498) HM
58Virginia (Newport News), South Newport News — Pearl Mae BaileySinger - Actress - Scholar
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
59Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — In Commemoration of the Secretaries' First Conference
Conducted on this Post July 23-26, 1953 Guest of Honor Dwight D. Eisenhower President of the United States Attended by Richard M. Nixon Vice President of the United States and One hundred . . . — Map (db m3120) HM
60Virginia (Virginia Beach), North Virginia Beach — Virginia Legends Walk
Several markers are located along the Virginia Legends Walk. In order, starting from the eastern entrance, they read as follows:Grace Sherwood (1660-1730) Sherwood lived in Princess Anne County from the latter 1600’s until the . . . — Map (db m33678) HM
61Washington (Spokane County), Cheney — Lucy Friedlander Covington (1910 – 1982)
From the 1940’s – 1960’s, U.S. Indian Policy was Termination. The policy strove for Native American Tribes to sell their lands to the government. The Tribes would disband and “assimilate” into American society, ending their unique . . . — Map (db m134142) HM
62Washington (Spokane County), Spokane — Expo '74Spokane's Introduction to the World
The early 1970s were a time of growing environmental awareness and a worldwide desire to reduce pollution, recognize and protect endangered species and take better care of the planet. Spokane and its river became a perfect venue for this . . . — Map (db m148696) HM
63West Virginia (Boone County), Whitesville — West Virginia Coal Mine Disasters
1907 Fairmont Coal Company Monongah No. 6 and No. 8 Mines Monongah, West Virginia At 10:20 a.m., December 6, 1907, explosions occurred at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines at Monongah, West Virginia. The explosions ripped through the mines, . . . — Map (db m137748) HM
64West Virginia (Preston County), Terra Alta — Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was a war fought between 1964 and 1975 on the ground in South Vietnam and bordering areas of Cambodia and Laos, and in bombing runs over North Vietnam. Fighting on one side was a coalition of forces including the United . . . — Map (db m152731) HM
65Wisconsin (Jackson County), Black River Falls — Field of Honor
This Field of Honor is a Memorial as a lasting tribute to those men and women who have served our country in war and peace. Those who survived were forever changed. Those who died were forever young in their loved ones' memories. . . . — Map (db m80141) WM
66Wisconsin (Milwaukee County), Milwaukee — Hank Aaron - Changing Times
1974 Hank Aaron In his first at-bat of the season, Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home run record of 714 home runs, which stood for 39 years. On April 8th, he hits 715 and becomes the home run champion of all time. After the season is over, he is . . . — Map (db m141905) HM
67Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — 577 — John Doar(1921-2014)
John Doar was born December 3, 1921, in Minneapolis and grew up in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He graduated from Princeton University and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. John returned to New Richmond in 1950 to . . . — Map (db m147256) HM
68Wisconsin (St. Croix County), New Richmond — Nixon ImpeachmentJohn Doar History Trail
In 1967, John left the Civil Rights Division to move to New York to lead an anti-poverty program begun by Sen. Robert Kennedy in Bedford Stuyvesant, a poor neighborhood in the center of Brooklyn. During his first years in Brooklyn, he also . . . — Map (db m147401) HM
 
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