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Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower Historical Markers

Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, December 3, 2011
Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
1Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Formation of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
On September 8, 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower formally dedicated the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a new field installation of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) organization that had . . . Map (db m50147) HM
2Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 5 — Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black NeighborhoodsThe Cloverleaf beneath Interstates 65 and 85 — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorized the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System over a ten year period - the largest public works project in American history to . . . Map (db m210249) HM
3Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 9 — Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of SegregationMolton and Montgomery Streets — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
Following two attempted marches from Selma in 1965 civil rights leaders turned to the federal courts for legal protection prior to the Selma To Montgomery March. Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., appointed by President . . . Map (db m91321) HM
4Alabama (Winston County), Haleyville — The Honorable Frank Minis Johnson, Jr.
Born in Winston County, Alabama in 1918, Frank M. Johnson, Jr. transcended the prejudices of his time and made his mark as one of the great jurists in American history. He married his Winston County sweetheart, Ruth Jenkins, in 1938. During . . . Map (db m80559) HM
5Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — City of Glendale Veterans Memorial
USS Arizona (BB-39) Launched June 19, 1915 Commissioned October 17, 1916 This memorial honors the human sacrifice and courage of every military veteran who defends the freedom of all Americans, regardless of the battlefront. This is . . . Map (db m40586) HM
6Arkansas (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 m92421) HM WM
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7Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — Remembrance and ReunionPea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The two stone monuments you see here reflect the long-lasting grief - and the hopes - of the generation of Americans who survived the Civil War. After the war, young men whose lives had been forever changed by this battle began returning to these . . . Map (db m35642) HM
8California (Alameda County), Livermore — Sister City Program
“The Sister City Program is an important resource to the negotiations of governments in letting the people themselves give expression of their common desire for friendship, goodwill and cooperation for a better world for all” . . . Map (db m19970) HM
9California (Alpine County), Woodfords — 805 — The Pony Express - Woodfords
During the initial five weeks of its operation in 1860, an important remount station of the famous Pony Express was located a few feet from here at Cary’s Barn. This monument erected by the Historical Society of Alpine County. National . . . Map (db m143520) HM
10California (El Dorado County), Pollack Pines — The Pony Express - Sportsman’s Hall
California’s only Home Station where riders changed on the Pony Express trail. Here, at 8:01 A.M. on April 4, 1860, Sam Hamilton, first eastbound rider, was relieved by Warren Upson who carried the initial mail over the then storm swept Sierras. . . . Map (db m613) HM
11California (Fresno County), Fresno — Lao Hmong American War MemorialPortrait of a People - Hmong
From 1961 to 1975 the Hmong and other Lao people of the highlands of Laos helped the United States fight against Communism in Laos and Vietnam. On December 31, 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared, "We cannot let Laos fall to the . . . Map (db m41022) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — Douglas Park
Early Years 1892 - 1938 Mr. Douglas was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1892, the son of a bank cashier. His early interest in aviation was sparked by observing an Orville Wright flight in 1908. he attended the U.S. Naval Academy and then became the . . . Map (db m101485) HM
13California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 7th and Figueroa Streets
The Foy's on Figueroa From this intersection emerged much of Los Angeles' history. Early on, the junction was on the outskirts of town; later, it became a fashionable residential area and then the center of business and commerce for the . . . Map (db m210197) HM
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14California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Japanese-American Soldiers442nd Infantry RCT, World War II Memorial — Korean War Dead - 1950 to '53 —
In Sacred Memory This memorial is reverently placed here by the Japanese American Community, under the auspices of the Southern California Burial and Memorial Committee, in memory of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought, . . . Map (db m74081) HM WM
15California (Los Angeles County), Marina Del Rey — Marina Del Rey Small Craft HarborBurton W. Chace
Emerging from a Spanish land grant known as Rancho La Ballona, Marina Del Rey small craft harbor stands in testimony to the ingenuity of man in overcoming a myriad of obstacles posed by nature and artificial barriers raised by man himself. This . . . Map (db m138572) HM
16California (Placer County), Emigrant Gap — 4 — Lincoln HighwayHwy 40 Scenic Bypass
History "An uplifting of the soul is sure to follow this contact with Nature in her majesty, and Self becomes smaller and smaller as we realize the immensity of things in traversing this country." -- 1924 Complete Official Road Guide of . . . Map (db m105154) HM
17California (Riverside County), Indian Wells — Dwight David EisenhowerOctober 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969 — Early Years —
Dwight David Eisenhower, born on October 14, 1890, the third of six sons to a modest family in Denison, Texas, was raised in Abilene, Kansas. He excelled in baseball and football in high school. Eisenhower saw education as a way to better himself . . . Map (db m82137) HM WM
18California (Riverside County), Indian Wells — Eisenhower Mountain
Eisenhower Mountain towers 1,952 feet above Eldorado Country Club, the oldest residential country club in Indian Wells, and the desert home of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Ike" and Mamie spent many winters beneath the peak, . . . Map (db m113069) HM
19California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Pony ExpressRussell, Majors, Waddell — Founders, Owners, Operators —
1860 · 1861 1960 · 1961 120 celebrated riders rode 650,000 miles with only one rider killed by Indians, one schedule not completed and one mail pouch lost.Map (db m11348) HM
20California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — San Francisco Port of Embarkation (1932-1962)Headquarters
Critical Logistics Center for the Army’s Pacific Operations. From its start in 1902 as an army hospital, built to accommodate twelve patients, this building went on to become the U. S. Army’s headquarters for troop and supply transport to the . . . Map (db m63580) HM
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21California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway
You are standing at the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first direct coast-to-coast highway from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. It was conceived in 1912 by Carl Fisher (founder of the Indianapolis . . . Map (db m18145) HM
22California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — The Sister City Story
Sister city affiliations between the United States and other nations began shortly after World War II, and developed into a national initiative when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed the “people-to-people” program at a White House . . . Map (db m24224) HM
23California (San Luis Obispo County), Atascadero — Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial
Throughout history patriotic Americans have been drawn together to serve a cause greater than themselves. Some came because of common experiences. Most came because of common values. All came because they shared a dream. The people who . . . Map (db m61431) WM
24California (San Luis Obispo County), Avila Beach — Pier Into The PastHistory of the Cal Poly Research Pier
Cal Poly’s Pier has undergone change throughout its history, shifting purpose from industrial use to a center for marine research & education. For thousands of years the Chumash Native Americans made their home on the Central Coast, including . . . Map (db m70381) HM
25Colorado (Arapahoe County), Littleton — Littleton War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the millions of men and women of the United States who served their country during World War II. The cause was freedom. Their actions and sacrifices will always be remembered. November 11, 2000 American Theater of War . . . Map (db m46114) HM
26Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — The Story of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial TunnelsWe went by the book, but the mountain couldn't readR.C. (Rube) Hopper, 1972
Colorado's scenic wonders lured settlers and tourists alike. Geography and weather placed strict limits on travel routes and seasons. Politicians, engineers, and citizens often disagreed about how to cross the Continental Divide. Between 1941 and . . . Map (db m152814) HM
27Colorado (Garfield County), Glenwood Springs — Building Interstate 70 Through Glenwood Canyon
From Vision to Reality Glenwood Canyon has been a critical link in the nation's ground transportation network ever since the completion of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1887. Later, Taylor State Road, a continuous wagon road between . . . Map (db m120263) HM
28Colorado (Prowers County), Granada — Amache - Granada Relocation Center
Marker No. 1: Amache During the first months of World II, the United States Government ordered over 110,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent to leave their homes, and incarcerated them in remote, military-style camps. . . . Map (db m62111) HM
29Colorado (Summit County), Vail Pass — 246 — Vail / Vail Pass Country
Marker Front: Vail Mountain stood bare just days before the resort’s 1962 grand opening. As luck would have it, a late December storm blanketed the area, dumping several feet of powder on the untracked slopes. Fortune just kept smiling on . . . Map (db m58485) HM
30Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stamford — Freedom Shrine
Freedom Shrine Created by the National Exchange Club to strengthen citizen appreciation of our American heritage Presented by the Exchange Club of Stamford Dedicated June 14, 1979 [ Reproductions of historic American documents are . . . Map (db m38610) HM
31Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower made a presidential campaign address here October 22, 1952Map (db m151926) HM
32Connecticut (Windham County), Canterbury — World War II Commemorative Tree
World War II Commemorative Tree This Eisenhower Green Ash Was Propagated On His Boyhood Farm In Denison, Texas. Dedicated To All Who Served In World War IIMap (db m140495) HM
33Delaware (Kent County), Camden — Operation Silent Witness
This Eisenhower Green Ash tree was dedicated on 28 May 2001 in remembrance of our World War II veterans Map (db m142502) WM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 8 — Serving the NeighborhoodRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
Furs by Gartenhaus and truffles by Avignon Freres. Hand-crafted ice cream from Budd's. Beginning in the 1910s, such neighborhood favorites occupied the commercial buildings to your right developed by Sanner and Barr. These fashionable shops . . . Map (db m130708) HM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Arboretum — Capitol Columns
These 22 Corinthian sandstone columns were among 24 that were part of the east portico of the United States Capitol. Architect Charles Bullfinch oversaw construction of the portico using a design handed down by his predecessors, William Thornton and . . . Map (db m918) HM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Atlas District — 1953Dwight D. Eisenhower — ULINE —
President Eisenhower's First Inaugural BallMap (db m139210) HM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Alva Belmont House
Of this House The oldest part is one of the earliest buildings in this region. Robert Sewall bought the property and enlarged the house in 1799, and rebuilt and greatly altered it after war damage in 1814. Residence and office of . . . Map (db m69271) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), Catholic University — History of the Catholic University Law School1895-1954
As early as 1890, Archbishop John Joseph Keane, the first rector of The Catholic University of America recognized the need for the study of law at the university to meet the demand for Catholic lawyers imbued with the true spirit of their religion . . . Map (db m96321) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — Peirce Still HouseNational Register of Historic Places
The Peirce Still House, built between 1796 and 1811, was part of a large plantation owned by Isaac Peirce, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and slave owner, who purchased the property in 1795. Much of the Peirce Estate became part of Rock Creek Park when . . . Map (db m82098) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown Washington — Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office BuildingThe White House — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
First known as the State, War, and Navy Department Building (built 1871-1888), the Eisenhower Executive Office Building was rededicated in 2002 to honor former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who worked here between 1927 and 1935 for Generals . . . Map (db m100415) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Taras Shevchenko Memorial
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:] Taras Shevchenko 1814-1861 Bard of Ukraine [Inscription on north face of statue base:] Dedicated to the Liberation, Freedom and Independence of all . . . Map (db m31136) HM
42District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 13 — "Best Addresses"Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail —
dubbed "best addresses" by historian James Goode, the grand apartments of the Kalorama Triangle are among the city's earliest. The Mendota (1901) located at 2220 20th, is the city's oldest intact luxury apartment house. The Wyoming (1905_1911), . . . Map (db m130714) HM
43District of Columbia (Washington), Lincoln Heights — 1 — Watts Going OnA Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
Across the street is Watts Branch, an actively used creek that has tied together many communities. Unfortunately humans have not always been respectful of this resource. The stream has experienced cycles of neglect and rejuvenation. In . . . Map (db m130776) HM
44District of Columbia (Washington), Massachusetts Heights — Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis
[ Top of monument :] His Grace, Bishop Aimilianos Laloussis - 1902-1992 In celebration of his life and work, this park is lovingly dedicated. [Image of His Grace] [ Monument Panels 1 and 2 :] This park is . . . Map (db m31261) HM
45District of Columbia (Washington), Massachusetts Heights — Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Cornerstone
The cornerstone of the cathedral was laid by Dwight D. Eisenhower President of the United States with His Eminence Michael Archbishop of North and South America officiating on the thirtieth day of September in the year of . . . Map (db m31262) HM
46District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1956Dwight Eisenhower
President Eisenhower signs bills authorizing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. 42,500 miles of new high-speed limited access highways create a nationwide transportation network.Map (db m113623) HM
47District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Philippine Ambassador's Residence in the United States
Built by William P. Lipscomb as residence of General Charles and Emma Fitzhugh following the design of Wood, Donn & Deming Firm, 1904. Served as temporary residence of Czechoslovakian Legation, 1928 - 1929. Purchased by Representative Frederick and . . . Map (db m201253) HM
48District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial
Each of you bears upon his body the permanent, honorable scars of dangerous service: service rendered in order that our great nation might continue to live according to the expressed will of its own citizens. Dwight D. Eisenhower . . . Map (db m110434) WM
49District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
General Dwight D. Eisenhower Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force 1944 - 1945 Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States 1953 - 1961
Because no man is really a man who has lost out of . . . Map (db m156474) HM WM
50District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The General Dwight David Eisenhower PlazaUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum — "Loss and Regeneration, 1993" —
Panel 1: 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
51District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — School of International Service
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time." (President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking . . . Map (db m117828) HM
52District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — World War II Memorial
Here in the presence of Washington and Lincoln, one the Eighteenth Century father and the other the Nineteenth Century preserver of our nation, we honor those Twentieth Century Americans who took up the struggle during the Second World War and made . . . Map (db m4392) HM
53Florida (Hillsborough County), East Lake-Orient Park — 1958 Lebanon crisisHillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
In July 1958, Lebanon was threatened by a civil war between Maronite Christians and Muslims. Tensions with Egypt had escalated earlier in 1956 when pro-western President Camille Chamoun, a Christian, did not break diplomatic relations with the . . . Map (db m194699) HM WM
54Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Plant Field
The area encompassing The University of Tampa's baseball, track, and soccer facilities was known as Plant Field from early in the 20th century until the mid - 1970s. Plant Field, named for railroad and hotel magnate Henry B. Plant, served as . . . Map (db m46605) HM
55Florida (Miami-Dade County), Florida City — F-739 — Operation Pedro PanOperación Pedro Pan
On this site, which was officially known as the Florida City Shelter of the Catholic Welfare Bureau’s Children’s Program, thousands of Operation Pedro Pan children found refuge from Communist Cuba between 1961 and 1966. Operation Pedro Pan . . . Map (db m71917) HM
56Florida (Monroe County), Key West — The Little White House
Built in 1890 on the waterfront as a two-family dwelling for the base commandant and paymaster, this building was known as Quarters A and B. It was converted into a single-family residence in 1911. President William Howard Taft visited this site in . . . Map (db m32659) HM
57Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-546 — The Little White House
Built in 1890 as quarters for Navy officers, the Little White House later was used by American Presidents William Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Truman used the facility as a vacation . . . Map (db m32655) HM
58Florida (Santa Rosa County), Milton — Korea1950 - 1953 — Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Plaza —
July 10, 1950 Battle of Chochiwon July 19, 1950 Battle of Taejon August 4, 1950 Battle of the Pussan Perimeter September 16, 1950 The Pohang Breakout November 27, 1950 . . . Map (db m153182) WM
59Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — William Augustus BootleFederal Building and United States Courthouse — Dedicated June 29, 1998 —
By an Act of Congress (P.L. 105-163) this historic building is named for United States District Judge "Gus" Bootle. Judge Bootle was born in Walterboro, S.C. on August 19, 1902, and attended Mercer University where he was awarded a law degree in . . . Map (db m130997) HM
60Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-60 — Louis B. Toomer: Founder of Carver State Bank
Louis Burke Toomer, African-American leader, local bank founder, and realtor, was born in Savannah in 1897. Raised and educated locally, Toomer established the Georgia Savings and Realty Corporation on February 23, 1927, in the historic black . . . Map (db m127134) HM
61Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-41 — Nuclear Ship Savannah
The N.S. Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo/passenger ship, built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, was launched on July 21, 1959 and commenced her maiden voyage at sea on Friday March 23, 1962. Before embarking on a . . . Map (db m58595) HM
62Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 1 — Ships That Carried the Name Savannah
A number of ships carried the name "Savannah." They included warships and merchant vessels. One of the most important was the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Near the turn of the 20th century two steamers named . . . Map (db m19558) HM
63Georgia (Chattahoochee County), Fort Benning — 026-5 — "Riverside"
“Riverside” was built in 1909 by Arthur Bussey, a prominent Columbus, Georgia businessman, and served as a summer home for the Bussey family. The spacious dwelling was surrounded by one of the last self-supporting plantations in this . . . Map (db m57605) HM
64Georgia (Chattahoochee County), Fort Benning — Dwight David EisenhowerOctober 14, 1890 ~ March 28, 1969
The 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, lived with his family at 206 Austin Loop, while stationed at Fort Benning as a major from 1926-1927. During that time, he served as executive office of the 24th Infantry and . . . Map (db m57604) HM
65Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 Camp Benning / Fort Benning
Side 1: In October 1918, the Infantry School of Arms was established on 80 acres of land near here. Camp Benning, later Fort Benning, was named in honor of Confederate Infantry General Lewis Benning, a Columbus resident. The camp’s first . . . Map (db m23176) HM
66Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — St. James United Methodist Church
In 1798 the Methodist Church was incorporated in Augusta and known as the “Augusta Station.” St. John Methodist Episcopal Church was the mother church formed out of this movement and St. James Methodist Episcopal Church was created in . . . Map (db m23079) HM
67Georgia (Telfair County), McRae-Helena — 134-1 — Marion Bayard Folsom
Marion Folsom, business leader and civil servant, was born on this site on November 23, 1893. In 1914 he joined the Eastman Kodak Company where he helped design one of the nation's first company sponsored retirement insurance plans. Appointed by . . . Map (db m57009) HM
68Georgia (Tift County), Tifton — The Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial GardensA Tribute to the Georgia Interstate Highway System
The Interstate Highway System, which began in Georgia adjacent to this site, created a vital link that has united this country and provided the background of support necessary for sustained economic growth. It has provided the United States the . . . Map (db m58570) HM
69Georgia (Webster County), Preston — 152-5 — Walter F. George1878-1957
Walter F. George was born 1.5 miles north in a sharecropper's cabin. George was a teacher near Preston, then a lawyer and judge. From the Georgia Supreme Court he ran for the unexpired term of Senator Thomas E. Watson in 1922. George served 34 years . . . Map (db m56727) HM
70Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — This Sacred SiteWorld War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
This memorial honors the fallen crew of USS Arizona and all those who died in the attack on December 7, 1941. The remains of over 900 Arizona crewman rest beneath you within the sunken battleship. Just ahead is an open area where you . . . Map (db m73230) HM WM
71Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — U.S.S. Arizona MemorialWar Memorial of the Pacific — Pearl Harbor, Hawaii —
“…In honor, and in commemoration of the members of the armed forces of the United States who gave their lives to their country during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.” Public Law 87-201 Construction . . . Map (db m111524) HM WM
72Idaho (Caribou County), Soda Springs — Ground Observer Corps National Campaign
The United States Government was afraid an enemy had the ability to attack our interior cities and rural areas in strong force with little or no warning. In March 1954, a letter from N.F. Twining, Chief of Staff of the United States Air . . . Map (db m106218) HM
73Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Freedom Shrine
Theodore Roosevelt Letter On Cuba On January 22, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Secretary of War William Howard Taft rejecting the idea of a protectorate over Cuba and expressing his determination that the United States should . . . Map (db m169581) HM
74Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1992.1 — Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot
Mission Revival Style depot, built 1906, restored 1990; part of Washington Commercial Historic District. Link to city's trading and industrial history, with substantial railroad machine shops and car works. Indiana stop of former President Dwight D. . . . Map (db m23214) HM
75Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.2006.1 — Irene Dunne
Born in Louisville, Kentucky 1898; after father's death, moved with family to Madison. Graduated from Madison High School 1916. After voice training in Indianapolis and Chicago, began singing professionally. Won lead in road show of Florenz . . . Map (db m22056) HM
76Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — The Lincoln HighwayAmerica's First Paved Coast-to-Coast Highway
How It All Began      The time was 1912. One million plus motor vehicles were in use in America, primarily in urban settings. To that time only eight recorded motor car travelers had ventured a trip across America. Paved roads were . . . Map (db m77213) HM
77Indiana (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
78Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana World War II Memorial
A World at War History records that World War II began in earnest on September 1, 1939, when German troops invaded Poland. Treaty allies Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. Italy, already branded an aggressor for its campaign . . . Map (db m132860) WM
79Indiana (Marshall County), Plymouth — Historic Crossroads of America / The Lincoln Highway
(Side One) Historic Crossroads of America Marshall County has been called the Crossroads of America. The Lincoln Highway (the Lincoln’s second alignment constructed in the mid-1920s), the Michigan Road (Indiana’s first state . . . Map (db m75489) HM
80Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — The Historic Lincoln HighwayMain Street Across America
—Lincoln Highway— The Nation’s First Coast-to-Coast Auto Road Once called the Main Street Across America, it all began on September 10, 1912, when a group of industrialists led by Carl Fisher of Indianapolis Motor . . . Map (db m76388) HM
81Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Area Veterans Monument• Unseen • Unheard • Unwavering • United •
To all veterans that have served during peacetime and conflicts in the Armed Forces of the United States. To the mothers, fathers, and families whose sons and daughters have made the supreme sacrifice. To those veterans who still suffer the . . . Map (db m89704) WM
82Kansas (Atchison County), Potter — 4(B) — Historic Fort LeavenworthOldest Army Post in Continuous Existence West of the Missouri River — 13 Miles South —
Long before white men settled Kansas, traffic over the Santa Fe trail was so heavy that troops were detailed to protect it from the Indians. Fort Leavenworth, established in 1827 by Col. Henry Leavenworth, was for thirty years the chief base of . . . Map (db m52956) HM
83Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Dwight David Eisenhower
General of the Army Rank awarded December 20, 1944 "I cannot let this day pass without telling the fighting men···that my fondest boast shall always be: I was their fellow-soldier." Address to the American Soldier February . . . Map (db m43941) HM
84Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Dwight David Eisenhower
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85Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Eisenhower Memorial
To this homestead Divine providence brought David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower. They lived in piety and Christian service, brought sons into the world, and taught them the ways of righteousness, of charity to all men and reverence to . . . Map (db m49630) HM WM
86Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 5 — Eisenhower Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Works Progress Administration was the basis for the construction of Abilene's swimming pool, stadium, rose garden, and other buildings located in this park. This park project under the WPA was one of thirty such . . . Map (db m49551) HM
87Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — 30 — Historic Abilene
At the end of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded north for . . . Map (db m43945) HM
88Kansas (Dickinson County), Abilene — Site of Abilene High School
Site of Abilene High School 1906 - 1918 Abilene Junior High School 1919 - 1954 Attended by Dwight D. Eisenhower 1906 - 1909Map (db m43953) HM
89Kansas (Dickinson County), Herrington — 29 — Dwight David Eisenhower
The 34th president of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower, grew up in Dickinson County. His parents, David and Ida Eisenhower, moved to Hope, about 10 miles west of here, in 1885. There, the Eisenhowers opened a general merchandise store . . . Map (db m131309) HM
90Kansas (Dickinson County), Solomon — Historical Kansas
Ten miles ahead is Abilene, first of the major cattle trail towns of Kansas, and famed in the story of the Cowtown West. Following the Civil War, millions of Longhorn cattle were stranded on Texas ranges. Beef-eating Northerners were hungry and the . . . Map (db m55320) HM
91Kansas (Ellis County), Hays — Fort Hays State University War Memorial
"The people who know war, those who have experienced it...I believe are the most earnest advocates of peace in the world." President Dwight D. Eisenhower This memorial is dedicated to those of the Fort Hays State University family who have . . . Map (db m59810) HM WM
92Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — 4(A) — Fort Leavenworth
Established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is the oldest army post in continuous operation west of the Missouri River. Serving as the army's chief base of operations on the Central Plains, the fort furnished troops and supplies for military operations . . . Map (db m63183) HM
93Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — The United States Army Command and General Staff College
In 1881 General William Tecumseh Sherman established at Fort Leavenworth the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry. In 1907 the title was changed to the Army School of the Line, in 1922 to the General Service Schools, in 1929 to the . . . Map (db m66653) HM
94Kansas (Lyon County), Emporia — Alvin J. KingThe Father of All Veterans Day
Emporian Al King recognized the need for one holiday in memory of all veterans who served in all wars and he took action. He presented his idea to Kansas Congressman Ed Rees who sponsored a bill in the House of Representatives and then developed . . . Map (db m49832) HM
95Kansas (Stafford County), Quivira National Wildlife Refuge — A Brief History of the Growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System
1903 • Pelican Island established in Florida 1905 • Congress establishes the Wichita Mountains Forest and Game Preserve 1908 • National Bison Range established in Montana 1912 • National Elk Refuge established in Wyoming 1918 • . . . Map (db m64274) HM
96Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — George M. Humphrey1890 - 1970
Among modern political figures involved in Thoroughbred racing have been national Treasury Secretaries George M. Humphrey, william Simon, and Nicholas Brady. Humphrey joined President Eisenhower's Cabinet in 1953, after a vigorous business career . . . Map (db m58287) HM
97Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — John Hay Whitney1904 - 1982
British Prime Minister Harold McMillan proclaimed John Hay (Jock) Whitney "the best Ambassador the United States ever had here." Whitney was named to the post in 1954 by President Eisenhower, a golfing and hunting crony. Whitney was named for his . . . Map (db m58350) HM
98Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — Phoenix Park
Most famous of all hostelries in Lexington was Postlethwait's, which was located on this site. Started in 1797, the inn was known for its fine beverages, bountiful table and attentive services. In 1820, a fire destroyed 38 rooms of the inn and . . . Map (db m119116) HM
99Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Great Louisiana Maneuvers' Blue Army Headquarters
The United States Army GHQ (General Headquarters) Maneuvers of 1941 were held throughout western Louisiana. These important war games helped to prepare the Army for its future involvement in W. W. II. Through mock battles two opposing armies, the . . . Map (db m103110) HM WM
100Louisiana (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

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