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Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge Historical Markers

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 19, 2011
Flomaton, Alabama Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
1Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — Flomaton, Alabama
Front As railroads were reconstructed following the Civil War, a junction of north-south and east-west lines was established along the Alabama-Florida border near the confluence of Big Escambia Creek and the Conecuh-Escambia River. A . . . — Map (db m47484) HM
2Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee — The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital
The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital (VA), established in 1923, is significant as the first VA hospital in the nation to be administered by an all African American medical staff. After WWI, African American veterans found it difficult . . . — Map (db m101900) HM
3Arizona (Gila County), San Carlos — The Coolidge Dam
Built by The United States of America Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Irrigation Service Calvin Coolidge President of the United States of America Roy O. West Secretary of the Interior • Hubert Work Secretary of . . . — Map (db m81530) HM
4California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Lindbergh BeaconLos Angeles City Hall
The beacon on top of the Los Angeles City Hall was turned on by President Calvin Coolidge from the White House during the city hall dedication ceremonies April 26, 1928. The light was gratefully dedicated to Charles A. Lindbergh for his contribution . . . — Map (db m117175) HM
5Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
Plymouth Rock does not mark a beginning or an end. It marks a revelation of that which is without beginning and without end. A purpose shining through eternity with a resplendent light undimmed even by the imperfections of men and a response an . . . — Map (db m24216) HM
6Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Coventry Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Memory Of those men of Coventry who gave themselves unreservedly in the hour of their country’s need Among them was Nathan Hale all might have echoed his immortal words “I only regret that I have but one life . . . — Map (db m140941) WM
7Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Veterans Memorial Green
The Original Meetinghouse The First Church of Coventry stood on the town green facing Lake Wamgumbaug and also served as the town meeting house. The structure was built in 1716, though a full completion with furnishings did not come until 1738. . . . — Map (db m142437) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Renaissance Mayflower HotelNational Register of Historic Places
This hotel opened February 18, 1925. Its first major event was the inaugural ball of President Calvin Coolidge. It has entertained every President since and has been the residence of a number of Vice Presidents, Cabinet members, Supreme Court . . . — Map (db m8955) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The National Christmas TreePresident's Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
At 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse and “pushed the button” to light the first National Christmas Tree. A crowd of 3,000 witnessed the inaugural lighting of the . . . — Map (db m130403) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The National Christmas TreePresident's Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The National Christmas Tree has been located at the site in front of you since 1973. Calvin Coolidge was the first president to light the National Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve, 1923. Since that time presidents have continued the tradition in . . . — Map (db m130405) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dupont Circle Mural Key
Images Courtesy Of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division • DC Public Library, Washingtoniana Division • Heurich House Museum • Women's National Democratic Club Archives • Michael Cianciosi Private Collection, Potomac Bottle . . . — Map (db m110851) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 2 — Grandeur for the PeopleMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The National Archives, keeper of the nation's founding documents and most important federal government records, occupies this important spot halfway between the Capitol and the White House. Before the Archives building was constructed, federal . . . — Map (db m57217) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — To the Memory of Oscar S. Straus1850 - Statesman, Author, Diplomat - 1926 — "Liberty" - "Reason" —
This monument was erected by public subscription in accordance with the joint resolution of Congress of December 16, 1927. Signed by President Coolidge March 2, 1929, in memory of Oscar S. Straus 1850 - 1926 Author . . . — Map (db m9159) HM
14District of Columbia (Washington), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) — Bolling Air Force Base
[Panel 1]: Old Bolling Field 1917 - Survey for the site of a military flying field to be used for defense of Washington and for proficiency flying. Captain William "Billy" Mitchell, commander of Army Signal Corps Aeronautics . . . — Map (db m63896) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Bethune Museum-ArchivesNational Historic Site — Designated October 15, 1982 by Act of Congress —
Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of sharecroppers. After attending Scotia Seminary in North Carolina she founded Daytona School for Negro Girls which became Bethune-Cookman College. A . . . — Map (db m17502) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), McLean Gardens — Friendship Estate
Friendship was the country estate for two generations of the McLean family. The English style manor house “Eden Bower” was built around 1800 by British Col. Richard Pyle. Pyle was succeeded by Georgetown University, which used the . . . — Map (db m152176) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 1 — Fashionable 16th StreetVillage in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
Today's 16th Street from the White House to Silver Spring, Maryland is one of the city's key gateways. But through the 1890s it jogged left where Mt. Pleasant Street runs today and then dead-ended at the edge of today's Rock Creek Park. . . . — Map (db m130861) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 2 — Upheaval and ActivismVillage in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
Beginning in the late 1950s, the community leadership of Mount Pleasant changed from the exclusive Citizens Association to an array of new players. Mount Pleasant Neighbors Association was the first alternative group. It presented festivals and . . . — Map (db m148598) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The New WillardErected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . — Map (db m6618) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), West Potomac Park — John Ericsson MemorialNational Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“I love this country. I love its people and its laws, and I would give my life for it just as soon as not.” John Ericsson. Swedish-born John Ericsson revolutionized maritime navigation through the first practical use of a . . . — Map (db m17980) HM
21Florida (Lake County), Mt. Dora — Mount Dora Community Building
After a fire destroyed the community’s Town Hall in 1922, Mount Dora was in need of an auditorium for public assemblies. Despite the hard economic times, construction of the Mount Dora Community Building began in 1929 with funds raised by the . . . — Map (db m145589) HM
22Florida (Santa Rosa County), Milton — World War I1914 - 1918 — Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Plaza —
August 1, 1914 Germany Declares War On Russia & France August 4, 1914 Wilson Declares U.S. Neutrality May 7, 1915 Germans Sink Lusitania January 31, 1917 Germany Resumes Submarine . . . — Map (db m152468) WM
23Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — 030-2 — Old Cotton Hill Seminary
Here stood the Cotton Hill Male and Female Seminary incorporated by an Act of the Legislature March 6, 1856, but in existence before that time. Professor Norman Flavius Cooledge, uncle of President Calvin Coolidge, who had come to Georgia for the . . . — Map (db m47103) HM
24Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Built by Atlanta native, Joseph Gatins and designed by New York Architect, W. L. Stoddard, the Terrace opened October 2, 1911. Over the years most of Atlanta’s famous visitors have chosen the Georgian Terrace Hotel as their temporary home on . . . — Map (db m47425) HM
25Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Ezra MeekerThe Oregon Trail
In 1906, at the age of seventy-five, Ezra Meeker began a journey east from his home in Puyallup, Washington, to retrace the route of the Oregon Trail over which he originally traveled in 1852 with his wife and young son. He traveled the route with . . . — Map (db m118993) HM
26Illinois (Jefferson County), Mount Vernon — Veterans MemorialLest We Forget
In memory of Jefferson County Veterans "The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten." Calvin Coolidge To give a life is a miracle of God To lose a veteran is an unforgettable memory Dedicated December 7, . . . — Map (db m61932) WM
27Illinois (Kane County), Geneva — Vietnam(1964-1975 U.S. Involvement)
Major Campaigns and Deaths Tet Offensive 1/68-2/68) 2,500 Vietcong Offensive (2/69) 1,140 Operation Rolling Thunder (2/65-11/68) 818 Battle of Khe Sahn (1/68-4/68) 730 Battle of Dak To (11/67) 285 Operation . . . — Map (db m94949) HM WM
28Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Decatur County All Wars Memorial
Note: When this Memorial was documented and photographed (Sunday: 7-17-2011), it was being yet constructed (and/or reconstructed.) There were skids of building material setting about in the parking lot, ground opened, concrete just finished, . . . — Map (db m45063) WM
29Indiana (Switzerland County), Patriot — 78.1980.1 — Dr. Elwood Mead(1858 - 1936) — "Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom" —
Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, . . . — Map (db m66902) HM
30Iowa (Dallas County), Waukee — 24 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinquished . . . — Map (db m33004) HM
31Iowa (Polk County), Mitchellville — 23 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinquished . . . — Map (db m33009) HM
32Maryland (Baltimore), Midtown — Mount Royal StationIcon for the Industrial Age
A monument to the golden era of rail travel, the Mount Royal Station enjoys a special place in the history of Baltimore and the nation—the home of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad and birthplace of American railroading. The history of the . . . — Map (db m103424) HM
33Maryland (Cecil County), North East — Welcome to Turkey Point!
This historic walk takes you to the Turkey Point Light Station in Maryland's Cecil County. You will find, atop a 100-foot-high bluff, an 1833 tapering conical stucco-covered brick tower and a 1913 cement oil house. This Lighthouse is 31_1/2 feet . . . — Map (db m147628) HM
34Massachusetts (Hampshire County), Northampton — Town Center
By the mid 19th century the simple elegance of Northampton's buildings began to give way to the tastes and fashions of a new era of commercialism. William Fenno Pratt, who designed many of the Victorian buildings on Main Street, conceived of the . . . — Map (db m138436) HM
35Massachusetts (Hampshire County), Northampton — Upper Main Street
Commercial development along upper Main Street followed the industrial expansion spurred by the Civil War. As Northampton became a manufacturing center, its business district expanded to accommodate a growing and changing population. In the 1860s . . . — Map (db m138438) HM
36Massachusetts (Worcester County), Fitchburg — Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge thirteenth President of The United States stood here November 12, 1928 — Map (db m133486) HM
37Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — Wyandotte Purple Heart Memorial
The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten Calvin CoolidgeMap (db m66348) WM
38Missouri (Jackson County), Kansas City — Liberty Memorial Dedication Site
On this spot on the first day of November One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty One during the Third Convention of the American Legion in the presence of the associated war leaders Ferdinand Foch Marshal of France Armando Diaz General of . . . — Map (db m44366) HM
39Missouri (Platte County), Kansas City — B2 — The Liberty Memorial
The Liberty Memorial, one of Kansas City’s most recognizable landmarks, is the only major memorial in the United States dedicated to World War I. In late 1919, when American spirit was at its peak following “the war to end all wars,” . . . — Map (db m43188) HM
40New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 095 — Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone
Born October 11, 1872, in a modest cottage 1.7 miles southeast of here on Horseshoe Road, Stone graduated from Amherst College and Columbia Law School, returning to the latter as Dean, 1910-1924. Attorney General in President Coolidge’s . . . — Map (db m74560) HM
41New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Although efforts to build a bridge connecting Camden with Philadelphia began in 1818, it wasn't until 1926 that a bridge was completed. Ferries provided transportation across the Delaware River as early as the 1680's and contributed to the growth . . . — Map (db m146411) HM
42New Jersey (Middlesex County), Edison — Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower
Plaque 1: This tower marks the site of the experimental laboratory built by Thomas Alva Edison, born Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847. The laboratory structure occupied by the inventor from 1876 to 1886, was transported in 1929 by his friend . . . — Map (db m33292) HM
43New York (Franklin County), Saranac Lake — Making History in Saranac LakeHeavyweights & Intellectuals
Saranac Lake has been the “Gateway to the Wilderness” since the 1850s. With the arrival of the railroad came an eclectic assortment of travelers who made history in Saranac Lake. The early 1900s saw Saranac Lake become a fashionable . . . — Map (db m147496) HM
44New York (New York County), New York — Charles Evans Hughes1862 - 1948
The lawyer and former New York governor lived here from 1917 to 1921, after losing the 1916 presidential elections to Woodrow Wilson. Hughes served as U.S. Secretary of State during the Harding Administration (1921-23) and the Coolidge . . . — Map (db m98645) HM
45Ohio (Lucas County), Toledo — 19-48 — The Blade
(marker side 1) The Toledo Blade is the city's oldest continuing business. The newspaper was first published on December 19, 1835, during the Ohio-Michigan boundary dispute known as the "Toledo War." The name is derived from that . . . — Map (db m121496) HM
46Ohio (Marion County), Marion — Harding Memorial
Warren Gamaliel Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was born November 2, 1865, in Blooming Grove, Ohio, to Dr. George Tryon Harding and Phoebe Dickerson Harding. The family moved to the village of Caledonia, and then to Marion. Harding . . . — Map (db m67707) HM
47Ohio (Stark County), Louisville — Fairhope Elementary1925-2012
Fairhope Elementary School was built in 1925. Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States at the time. The initial building was just 6,111 sq. ft. and the building had additions added in 1938, 1957 (gym) and 1965. Over its 87 years of service . . . — Map (db m78951) HM
48Pennsylvania (Forest County), Marienville — Marienville
Top Left First called "Blood's Settlement", and then later Marien, then Marienville, after Marien (Blood) Hunt, daughter of Cyrus Blood, the founder of Forest County. Marienville is located on a flattened ridgeline known as the "Big Level", . . . — Map (db m138604) HM
49South Carolina (Pickens County), Easley — Easley Veterans Memorial
[South]: To our military men and women, past and present, your commitment, service and sacrifice will be remembered and appreciated forever. [North]: The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. . . . — Map (db m15389) HM
50South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — AAUW Sioux Falls Branch
Side A During most of the 19th century, few women completed high school and only daughters of the privileged or well educated had an opportunity for a higher education. In 1881 seventeen women met in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss . . . — Map (db m97577) HM
51South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — (Mount Rushmore) Chronology
1923 • Colossal sculpture in the Black Hills first suggested by Doane Robinson. 1924 • Gutzon Borglum's first visit to the Black Hills. 1927 • Address by President Calvin Coolidge at Mount Rushmore and first actual drilling. 1929 • Senator . . . — Map (db m89492) HM
52South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Historic Madison RanchHome of "Mr. Rodeo" James "Russ" Madison
A one time member of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, Madison came to Dakota Territory in 1886 and the history of South Dakota Rodeo began. Russ won the Champion Relay Race in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1907 and then began building his bucking horse . . . — Map (db m113149) HM
53Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A-28 — Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman1889-1962
Charlie Bowman, Hall of Fame fiddler, vaudeville performer, and writer of Nine Pound Hammer and East Tennessee Blues, toured with the Hill Billies and other music groups, once performing for President Calvin Coolidge. Two daughters, . . . — Map (db m45590) HM
54Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2906 — Katy Depot
This depot was built to serve the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Rail Line, which reached Hillsboro in 1881. Completed in 1902, the station features elements of the Eastlake, Victorian, and Prairie styles. Early MKT trains carried materials for the . . . — Map (db m62900) HM
55Utah (Emery County), Woodside — Woodside / Price River Ranches / D & RGW Narrow Gauge
Woodside The area's first resident was a local prospector named Henry H. Hutchinson, who settled there in 1881. Other homesteaders arrived the next year and started digging an irrigation canal. Attracted by relatively abundant water and an . . . — Map (db m131511) HM
56Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — Vermont is a State I Love
“I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Eillington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the light of day; here i received my bride; here my dead lie . . . — Map (db m77057) HM
57Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Grace Goodhue Coolidge
On Oct. 4, 1905, at 2:30 p.m. in front of the bay window in the parlor of this house, Grace Goodhue married Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth Notch, VT. Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States and Grace served as First Lady from 1923-1929. . . . — Map (db m75591) HM
58Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Locomotive 2201915 • Moved to Museum: 1960
Locomotive 220 was the last coal-burning steam ten-wheeler used on the Central Vermont Railway. As a medium-sized engine it moved both freight and passenger trains and became known as the [sic] "The Locomotive of Presidents" for its use on special . . . — Map (db m109152) HM
59Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Locomotive 220
The Rail Locomotive No. 220, built in 1915 by the American Locomotive [C]ompany of Schenectady, New York, was the last coal-burning, steam ten-wheeler used on the Central Vermont Railway. As a medium-sized 4-6-0 engine (4 leading wheels, 6 driving . . . — Map (db m109153) HM
60Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth — Capt. John Coolidge Flagpole
This flagpole, which stood for 30 years on the east wing of the State House in Boston, is presented to the Town of Plymouth by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and dedicated to the memory of Capt. John . . . — Map (db m105580) HM
61Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth Notch — Calvin Coolidge1872 - 1933
Born July 4, 1872 in a house back of store, Calvin Coolidge from 4 years of age lived in the homestead across the road, now owned by the State of Vermont. Here on Aug. 3, 1923 he was inaugurated President and he spent many vacations. In the Notch . . . — Map (db m74473) HM
62Vermont (Windsor County), Plymouth Notch — Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Calvin Coolidge Homestead has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1933 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m62155) HM
63Virginia, Fredericksburg — Calvin Coolidge
Dedicated October 19, 1928 by Calvin Coolidge President of the United States To commemorate the beginning of work on the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefields Memorial, authorized by act of Congress . . . — Map (db m33410) HM
64Virginia, Galax — Galax — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
Galax. Much of America’s music was invented in Virginia, and Galax and surrounding communities have long been an epicenter for the keeping of historic sounds and the creation of new ones. Greenberry Leonard lived in the Old Town section of . . . — Map (db m68284) HM
65Virginia (Lee County), Olinger — X-26 — Members of Congress
Three men who served in Congress were born within a one-mile radius of this point James B. Richmond (1842–1910) was a member of the House of Representatives from 1879 to 1881 as a Democrat. Campbell Slemp (1839–1907), a Republican, . . . — Map (db m104896) HM
66Virginia (Wise County), Big Stone Gap — I-2 — Southwest Virginia Museum
This museum is located in a mansion built by lawyer and industrialist Rufus Ayers, Virginia attorney general in the 1880s. Newman and her brother, C. Bascom Slemp, former U.S. Congressman and private secretary to President Calvin . . . — Map (db m90897) HM
67Washington (Whatcom County), Diablo — Transmission Lines
Transmission lines are a visible link between these remote mountain lakes and densely populated urban areas. Gorge was the first of the Skagit power projects to go on line. On September 17, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge pressed a gold telegraph . . . — Map (db m129281) HM
68Wisconsin (Douglas County), Superior — 213 — Summer White House - 1928
On May 31, 1928, President Calvin Coolidge accepted former Senator Irvine Lenroot's invitation to spend the summer in the Superior area. Henry Clay Pierce had offered Cedar Island Lodge, part of a 4,000 acre Brule River estate, to serve as living . . . — Map (db m52127) HM
69Wisconsin (Juneau County), Camp Douglas — Wisconsin Winnebago Veterans Monument
The thanks of the Nation is extended through the President, Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States to the people of The Winnebago Tribe in Wisconsin for their unswerving loyalty and patriotism, the splendid service . . . — Map (db m37190) HM
70Wyoming (Sheridan County), Sheridan — Sheridan
Founded only a few years after removal of Native American tribes from the Powder River Basin, the town of Sheridan retains the atmosphere of a bustling late 19th/early 20th century western town. The original downtown was platted in 1882 by John D. . . . — Map (db m86160) HM
71United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (Fermanagh And Omagh District), Omagh — Camp Hill CottageThomas Mellon Birthplace
Thomas Mellon was born in this cottage on February 3rd, 1813. It was built by his father and uncle a few years earlier "chiefly by the labour of their own hands" and stood on a Twenty-three acre farm cut out of his grandfather's larger estate. . . . — Map (db m85967) HM
 
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