“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Plaque located at entrance to this rebuilt school. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
Plaque located at entrance to this rebuilt school.
1 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Sidney Lanier — Musician - Poet - Patriot - Seer
Beloved teacher of Prattville Academy 1867 • on this site • 1868 whose memory will be forever cherished by people of Prattville, Ala. whom he loved and servedMap (db m70820) HM
2 Alabama, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort — Women's Veterans Memorial — Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Dedicated to all women veterans who have served, sacrificed and suffered for our nation. Your patriotism and courage are greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. [Seals of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps & . . . Map (db m100943) WM
3 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Comrades — To Our Confederate Dead
In proud and loving memory of the Confederate private soldier. He bore the brunt of the great war. His privations and sufferings were surpassed only by his manhood and courage. He was of our home and blood, and we love his name and memory with . . . Map (db m185415) WM
4 Alabama, Barbour County, Elamville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the who Served Honorably in our Nations Armed ForcesMap (db m184477) WM
5 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded
To Honor Covington County Purple Heart RecipientsMap (db m94900) WM
6 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — Rodney J. Evans
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 18 July 1969. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and . . . Map (db m99522) HM WM
7 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Combat Wounded Veterans — Military Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 My stone is red for the . . . Map (db m101168) WM
8 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County Confederate Memorial
This monument is dedicated to the brave men of the Confederacy, who gave their lives and livelihood for the noble cause. Mere words on a stone are little tribute to the measure they gave. But we do this so that future . . . Map (db m101105) WM
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9 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County Vietnam Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country Vietnam War [Honor Roll]Map (db m101164) WM
10 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County World War I Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country World War I Abercrombie Sam • McCain Rudolphus Baker George N. • McConnell William Bates General D. • Morgan William W. . . . Map (db m101165) WM
11 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County WWII Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country World War IIMap (db m101163) WM
12 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — PFC Patrick Bates — Cullman County, Alabama
K Company 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division Last American soldier killed in combat, WWII. Shot in back of ear, right side, by a Japanese sniper in Guam. Buried, Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii Map (db m101098) HM WM
13 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — UDC Confederate Memorial
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14 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — The Ozark Carillon and Tower — Dedicated on 24 June 1973
To all military and civilian personnel who have served at Fort Rucker since 1942 with special recognition of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in fighting for freedom throughout the world. The citizens of Ozark are deeply grateful for the . . . Map (db m184131) HM WM
15 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument
Front Defender of Selma Wizard of the Saddle Untutored Genius The First With the Most This monument stands as testament of our perpetual devotion and respect for Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest CSA, . . . Map (db m92363) HM WM
16 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Take Her Down — Gilmore, Howard Walter - Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 . . . Map (db m82036) HM
17 Alabama, Elmore County, Tallassee — Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters
Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA (1822-1891) In his lifetime General Birkett D. Fry was a cadet at Virginia Military Institute and West Point; 1st Lt. (U.S. Infantry) in Mexican War; lawyer in California; mercenary-soldier of . . . Map (db m95112) HM
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18 Alabama, 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
19 Alabama, Henry County, Abbeville — A Revolutionary Soldier
In Memory of Rev. Nathan "Father" Grantham, born May 29, 1751, in South Carolina. He served two terms South Carolina Volunteers during the Revolutionary War. As a circuit riding Methodist Minister, he served the Liberty Chapel Methodist Church, . . . Map (db m167084) HM
20 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Disabled American Veterans
(Side 1) Disabled American Veterans Formed December 25, 1920. Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Chartered January 25, 1926. This Memorial Dedicated To Our Military Forces And To All Who Have Given Their Blood And Lives That The Republic Might Live . . . Map (db m24347) WM
21 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Fort Willingham — National Guard Armory
The United States flag that flies at the base of this hill stands as a sentry over the site that was the home of Fort Willingham Armory from 1937-1979. The Armory was named after Dr. Henry J. Willingham, president of Florence State Normal School, . . . Map (db m83987) HM
22 Alabama, Lee County, Opelika — Lieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith — March 9, 1883 - August 1, 1935
Dallas “Dal” Smith was a veteran of the First World War. During his time of service, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart and a Regimental Citation. He commanded the 3rd Battalion of the 167th Regiment. After the . . . Map (db m75133) HM
23 Alabama, Limestone County, Salem — Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. — 1761-1835 — Veteran of the American Revolution —
Approximately 200 yards east of this site are the unmarked graves of Abner Alloway Strange, Sr., and other family members. (The markers were moved to Salem Methodist Cemetery in 1977.) A Sergeant in the Virginia Militia, Strange was at Yorktown . . . Map (db m32561) HM
24 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — A Bit to Eat — Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Known as the Tea Room, this small lunchroom was built during the initial expansion phase of Moton Field in 1942 and 1943, when amenities such as offices and bathrooms not built into the original hangar were added. Here, personnel stationed at . . . Map (db m64362) HM
25 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — A Typical Day — Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Try to imagine how Moton Field looked and sounded when the cadets trained here. Compare the scene today to the photograph below, taken from your vantage point around 1944. As the pace of training accelerated during the war, Moton Field became a very . . . Map (db m64366) HM
26 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — Bath and Locker House — Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This building was completed in 1941 as a restroom, shower, and locker room for administrative and support personnel. It had facilities for both men and women. Both black and white may have used the building. If so, it almost certainly would have . . . Map (db m64361) HM
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27 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — Hangar No. 1
In Hangar No. 1 flying became real for the aviation cadet. The hangar housed the main activities of the airfield, including flight debriefings, flight record-keeping, aircraft maintenance, and military and civilian management. Several smaller . . . Map (db m64365) HM
28 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — The Control Tower — Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
From Moton Field’s Control Tower, controllers directed flight operations and signaled landing instructions to pilots through a system of flashing colored lights. Dispatchers called cadets for their flights. The tower overlooked the busy – . . . Map (db m64363) HM
29 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Barbary Coast Wars — 1801 - 1805, 1815
I am Sergeant Michael Dunn of the 1st Marine Battalion. I fought in the First Barbary War, also known as the Tripolitan War, because we battled pirates off the coast of Tripoli. The Mediterranean coast of North Africa had been a hotbed of piracy for . . . Map (db m85488) WM
30 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct
Make no mistake - our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen have committed their lives to defending freedom and our American way of life. The Soldier’s Oath "I, (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support . . . Map (db m71403) WM
31 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Harris Hill Cemetery
Harris Hill Cemetery is located Sec. 17, T3, and R1E, on the south side of Highway 72 East at the intersection of Moores Mill Road and Highway 72 East in a large clump of trees on a small rise. This is the old home place and family graveyard of . . . Map (db m43878) HM
32 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — I am an American Warrior
fighting in the forces, which guard my country and our way of life. Welcome to your Patriots Walkway. You’re invited to take a short walk through our American military history from the Revolutionary War through today’s conflicts. Did you know our . . . Map (db m85533) WM
33 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Seminole Wars / Mexican War
Seminole Wars 1814-1858 I am Private Pet Younger of the 4th US Infantry Regiment. I joined the Regular Army in November 1835 at age 15. I was specially trained as part of the light infantry company whose main jobs were scouting and . . . Map (db m85604) WM
34 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Veterans Memorial Time Capsule
Interred on November 17, 2012 to commemorate Madison County's military history and to preserve items reminiscent of our Veterans' proud service to this great nation. To be opened November 11, 2062Map (db m85613) WM
35 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — War of 1812 — 1812 - 1815
I am Private Darbin Abolt of the 7th US Infantry Regiment, part of which is commanded by Captain Zachary Taylor, our future president. I was already in the Army when we declared war on the British in June 1812. We were fed up with the British . . . Map (db m85617) WM
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36 Alabama, Madison County, Madison — Madison County Veterans
Dedicated to the men and women of the community of Madison who devotedly served their country in the wars.Map (db m36493) HM
37 Alabama, Marshall County, Albertville — Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s first Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of . . . Map (db m85848) HM WM
38 Alabama, Marshall County, Arab — Brashier's Chapel Cemetery — Marshall County
Brashier's Chapel community was named for Hiram Brashier who emigrated from South Carolina in 1885 and settled near the present day Brashier's Chapel Cemetery. The oldest grave dates to 1866 and is for Mary Tuttle, the maternal grandmother of . . . Map (db m83810) HM
39 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Home of Raphael Semmes
Rear Admiral, Confederate States Navy, Brigadier General, Confederate States Army, Commander of the Alabama, the greatest sea raider of all times. — — — — In this house, a gift of the people of Mobile, . . . Map (db m86572) HM
40 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Operation Allied Force — Kosovo Campaign — 24 Mar 1999 – 10 Jun 1999 —
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41 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Operation Eagle Claw — Desert One — 1980 —
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42 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Southwest Asia Service Medal — Liberation of Kuwait
Front Dedicated to all the enlisted men and women who valiantly participated in the liberation of Kuwait. You are the symbol of freedom. God Bless America Reverse The medal is suspended from a sand colored ribbon with . . . Map (db m95388) WM
43 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — 1Lt Karl W. Richter — Killed in Action July 28, 1967, North Vietnam — Of The Warrior Breed —
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?... Here am I. Send me." Isaiah 6:8 "Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life to be sure is nothing much to lose, but young men think it . . . Map (db m64566) HM WM
44 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Air University / Maxwell Air Force Base
(Side A) Air University The Air Corps Tactical School moved to Maxwell in 1931. Brilliant young officers like Chennault, Eaker, Fairchild, Hansell, Kuter, LeMay, Quesada, and Vandenberg formulated the aerial strategies and tactics . . . Map (db m64437) HM
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45 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Air University Commanders
Maj Gen Muir S. Fairchild February 1946 – May 1948 Maj Gen Robert W. Harper May 1948 – October 1948 Gen George C. Kenney November 1948 – July 1951 Lt Gen Idwal H. Edwards August 1951 – . . . Map (db m64368) HM
46 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — AU "Thinks War"
Post-Vietnam Era marked a turning point for AU. Lt Gen Furlong, AU commander, launched a three year campaign to overhaul the curriculum which became known as “Putting the ‘War’ back into War College.” Between 1975 and 1976 AU gained . . . Map (db m64375) HM
47 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Boeing B-52D "Stratofortress"
Remaining in operation longer than any bomber in U.S. military history, the B-52 was the Strategic Air Command's principal long-range heavy bomber from the time it became operational in 1955. Affectionately known as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat . . . Map (db m64474) HM
48 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A.
In 1941, before Pearl Harbour, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed with Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, to provide flight training for British and Commonwealth pilots in the U.S.A. by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Over 4,000 pilots were . . . Map (db m64476) HM WM
49 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Cessna T-41A "Mescalero"
The Cessna T-41 was derived from a standard Cessna Model 172 light aviation aircraft. Between 1965 and 1969 the USAF purchased 211 T-41A variants "off the shelf" for the preliminary flight screening of pilot candidates; another 52 T-41C variants . . . Map (db m64482) HM
50 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Changing Roles of AU
Charged with developing doctrines and concepts for the employment of air power, AU produced the first basic doctrine manuals for the Air Force. AU also gained notoriety with projects such as Corona Harvest, which studied and developed . . . Map (db m64374) HM
51 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Establishment of Air University 1946
The Army Air Forces school was assigned its first commander, Major General Muir S. Fairchild, in February 1946, and renamed Air University in March. The dedication ceremony occurred 3 Sep 1946. The first classes at the Air War College and the . . . Map (db m64370) HM
52 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Expansion of Air University
During the early 1950’s, Air Force leaders decided to consolidate and relocate professional military and continuing education activities, as well as commissioning and specialized schools to Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Bases. ”(Air . . . Map (db m64371) HM
53 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Former POWs And Those MIA
In honor of former Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action for serving their country 2 October 1987Map (db m64438) WM
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54 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — General Larry D. Welch — 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force — Served 1951 - 1990, Aviation Cadet 1953 —
General (ret) Welch was born in 1934 in Guymon, Okla., and graduated from Liberal (Kan.) High School in 1952. He enlisted in the Kansas National Guard in October 1951, serving with the 161st Armored Field Artillery until enlisting in the U.S. . . . Map (db m64500) HM
55 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Joint Programs
Air University began new Air War College and Air Command and Staff College programs in 1987 which met newly mandated “Joint” education requirements. These programs emphasized joint war fighting. ”The basic reason for the . . . Map (db m64378) HM
56 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Lt. William C. Maxwell / Air Force ROTC
Lt. William C. Maxwell (Side A) William Calvin Maxwell was born Nov. 9, 1892 in Natchez, Ala. An Army ROTC student at the University of Alabama, he left in 1917 to enlist in the Army. He received his commission in April 1918, after . . . Map (db m64367) HM
57 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Major General James Harrison Wilson, USV — Wilson's Raiders
(Side A) Major General James Harrison Wilson, USV 1837-1925 Exceptional American soldier, born Illinois, West Point Class of 1860, MG at 27. Civil War service: Port Royal 1861-62, Aide to McClellan '62; Vicksburg and Chattanooga . . . Map (db m64436) HM
58 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — McDonnell Douglas F-4D "Phantom II"
First flown in May 1958, the Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The USAF evaluated it for close air support, interdiction, and counter-air operations and, in 1962, approved a USAF . . . Map (db m64504) HM
59 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — McDonnell RF-101C "Voodoo"
Ordered in 1951 by the Strategic Air command as a long-range escort fighter, the F-101 lineage included several versions: Low-altitude fighter-bomber; photo-reconnaissance; two-seat interceptor; and transition trainer. To accelerate production, . . . Map (db m64503) HM
60 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Montgomery Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War — In Honor Of
September 17, 1999 Non Solum ArmisMap (db m64439) WM
61 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — North American F-100D "Super Sabre"
Developed as a follow-on to the F-86 Sabrejet used in the Korean Conflict, the F-100 was the world's first production airplane capable of flying faster than the speed of sound in level flight (760 mph). The prototype, the YF-100A, made its first . . . Map (db m64553) HM
62 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — North American F-86A "Sabre"
The F-86, the USAF's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight on October 1, 1947. The first production mode flew on May 20, 1948, and on September 15, 1948, an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph. Originally designed as . . . Map (db m64586) HM
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63 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Northrop T-38A "Talon"
In the mid-1950s, the USAF required a trainer with higher performance than the T-33 to better prepare student pilots for the latest tactical aircraft that were then coming into service. The aircraft chosen was the T-38A which offered high . . . Map (db m64433) HM
64 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Reorganization
During the late 1950’s three courses at Air Command and Staff College: the Weapons course, the Squadron Officer course, and the Academic Instructor course, became separate schools under the AU umbrella. ”…It is regrettable that what . . . Map (db m64373) HM
65 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Reorganization
HQ USAF realigned AU under Air Training Command (ATC) in 1978. For five years AU remained a part of ATC. On 1 July 1983, AU regained its major command status. ROTC was reassigned to ATC. The College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, . . . Map (db m64376) HM
66 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Republic F-105D "Thunderchief"
In 1951, Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The result was the F-105 "Thunderchief," later affectionately nicknamed the "Thud." The prototype YF-105A first flew on October 22, . . . Map (db m64505) HM
67 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Sikorsky MH-53M 'Pave Low IV' Helicopter
The Sikorsky MH-53 is a variant of the USAF's HH-53 'Super Jolly Green Giant' air rescue helicopter, which was developed in turn from the US Navy's CH-53 'Sea Stallion' heavy lift helicopter. The MH-53 has been optimized for long-range . . . Map (db m64451) HM
68 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — The Air Power Legacy
In 1931 Maxwell Field began its mission to educate Army Air Corps officers in strategy, tactics, and techniques of air power. Many early Air Force leaders attended Air Corps Tactical School here including Generals Vandenberg, Twining, White, and . . . Map (db m64369) HM
69 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — The Next Fifty Years
The tradition of excellence established by Air University pioneers will continue throughout the next fifty years… AU’s ability to educate people and develop critical thinkers is a mission that continues today. Now, more than ever, the United . . . Map (db m64427) HM
70 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — The Thunderbirds — The Epitome of Teamwork
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful, yet, for those who are trained by it, afterwards, it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 4:11 Maj. Norman L. Lowry III Capt. Willie T. Mays Capt. . . . Map (db m64484) WM
71 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — William R. Lawley, Jr. — Colonel USAF (Ret) — 1920 - 1999 —
Recipient of the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action 20 February 1944 Mission on 20 February 1944 Target: Leipzig, Germany 1st. Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. & Crew 305th Bomb Group 8th Air . . . Map (db m64450) HM
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72 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — Year of Training
Deja vu, once again, 1993, AU was aligned with ATC but this time to form Air Education and Training Command. Enlisted professional military education was consolidated, Officers Training School moved to Maxwell, and ROTC and CCAF were again part . . . Map (db m86055) HM
73 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — A County Older Than the State — Montgomery County — 1816 —
Created by Mississippi Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814. Named for Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery, killed at Horseshoe Bend, 1814, while leading charge on Indian fortifications. . . . Map (db m36579) HM
74 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — George Washington — 1776 - 1976
Presented to the citizens of the State of Alabama honoring our brother George Washington our first Masonic President and in commemoration of 200 years of freedom under our constitutional form of government.Map (db m36644) HM
75 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Jefferson Davis — June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889 — Soldier Scholar Statesman —
A graduate of West Point Military Academy, he served the United States as Colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, Mexican War; member of House of Representatives, Senator, and as Secretary of War. Inaugurated President of the provisional government, . . . Map (db m155530) HM
76 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Lucas Tavern / Lafayette
Lucas Tavern Stood four hundred yards north of this point Lafayette Spent the night here April 2, 1825Map (db m71358) HM
77 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery — 1786 - 1814
Brilliant lawyer, valiant soldier, in whose honor Montgomery County, Alabama was named Map (db m94029) HM
78 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Marquis de Lafayette
On this site stood, until December 1899, the house in which Marquis de Lafayette was given a public reception and ball, April 4, 1825, while on his last tour through the United States. This tablet is placed by the Society of the Sons of the . . . Map (db m70727) HM
79 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Thunderbird Park
Dedicated by the people of Montgomery to the skilled pilots -- past, present and Future -- who risk and give their lives to demonstrate the capabilities of air power to the American people. The Thunderbirds: the Air Force's Ambassadors in Blue . . . Map (db m64429) HM
80 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — To the Memory of General Marquis De La Fayette
In grateful recognition of his valiant service and in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of his visit to our cityMap (db m36508) HM
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81 Alabama, Pike County, Brundidge — "Lest We Forget"
To honor the memory and valor of our soldiers Civil War W.W.I W.W.II Korean Vietnam Operation Desert StormMap (db m36514) HM
82 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — The Colonial Courthouse / The Stocks and Pillory
The Colonial Courthouse This building is inspired by the Courthouse at Williamsburg, Virginia, built in 1770. The County Court heard petty crimes and civil cases such as debtors’ disputes with creditors from abusive masters. Serious capital . . . Map (db m101501) HM
83 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — The Liberty Bell
(side 1) The Liberty Bell was commissioned November 1, 1751, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s Charter of Privileges for his Pennsylvania colony. The radical charter granted religious liberty to persecuted faiths, . . . Map (db m101506) HM
84 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — The Liberty Bell Garden — Honors Liberty, Its Defenders, and Our Constitution
American colonists cherished Liberty as their birthright. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed . . . Map (db m101503) HM
85 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — The Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel / One Nation Under God
(side 1) The Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel Inspired by Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, Virginia, it was named to honor Lucille Ryals Thompson. The Chapel was built in thanksgiving for God’s blessings on America, and . . . Map (db m101505) HM
86 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — The President's Oval Office / The Glorious Burden
(side 1) The President's Oval Office In this building is a full-scale replica of the White House Oval Office. When John and Abigail Adams first moved into The White House in 1800, it contained three oval rooms, inspired by . . . Map (db m101531) HM
87 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — Washington Hall / Birth of A Nation
(side 1) Washington Hall The exterior of the hall is inspired by George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon. It has beveled-edge block walls. When mixed with paint and sand it gives the appearance of stone masonry, a process called . . . Map (db m101504) HM
88 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Horseshoe Bend Campaign Combatants
In memory of the Soldiers and Indian allies who died in combat with the Upper Creek Indians during the Horseshoe Bend Campaign in the Creek War of 1813-1814 In memory of the Upper Creek Warriors who died in combat with United . . . Map (db m64594) WM
89 Alabama, Walker County, Jasper — First United Methodist Church Jasper / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt — Attends Funeral of William Brockman Bankhead — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives —
First United Methodist Church Jasper Methodism came to Jasper with the city's founder, Dr. Edward Gordon Musgrove, who donated land for the courthouse and for most of downtown Jasper. In 1826, he and others constructed a building of large . . . Map (db m29981) HM
90 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau — Liberty Bell Reproduction
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was placed on permanent display at the Treasury by direction of Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. It is a duplicate of the original Liberty Bell in tone as well as in structural details and . . . Map (db m70759) HM
91 Alaska, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan — Spirit & Sparks — Ketchikan on the Fourth
E pluribus funum Independence Day was a bang-up community affair in early-day Ketchikan. In the midst of busy summertime, the Stars and Stripes provided a common denominator for diverse frontier folk. July Fourth inspired considerable . . . Map (db m181996) HM
92 Arizona, Apache County, Window Rock — About the Navajo Code Talkers
About the Navajo Code Talkers During World War II the Japanese possessed the ability to break almost any American military code. Over 400 Navajos, with 29 being the original Navajo Code Talkers, stepped forward and developed the most . . . Map (db m51537) HM
93 Arizona, Cochise County, Douglas — Mormon Battalion
Mormon Battalion Passed here in 1846Map (db m40693) HM
94 Arizona, Coconino County, Flagstaff — Flagstaff Flag - Raising
Historians generally agree that Flagstaff derives its name from a flag-raising ceremony held July 4, 1876, by a group of settlers from New England who were camped within sight of this historic monument. In February and May of 1876, two groups . . . Map (db m33365) HM
95 Arizona, Coconino County, Flagstaff — Flagstaff's Founding
Flagstaff was a name on a map before the area had any significant population. The first permanent settler was Thomas F. McMillan who arrived sometime in 1876. On July 4, 1876, a party of emigrants traveling from Boston to California was camped at . . . Map (db m41717) HM
96 Arizona, Coconino County, Flagstaff — Walkway of Flags — 1994
Flags have been important to the history of Flagstaff. It was a pine tree used as a flag staff that gave the town its name when Old Glory was flown at a spring (that later became the site of Flagstaff) on the occasion of the nation's . . . Map (db m33338) HM
97 Arizona, Coconino County, Page — Emma Dean
A slightly larger, but reasonable replica of the 16 ft. pine rowboat in which Major John Wesley Powell first explored the canyons of the Colorado River in 1869. This craft was constructed by Walt Disney Productions and used in the river running . . . Map (db m40323) HM
98 Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Glendale's Towering Flagstaff
In 1916, during World War I, patriotism was running high in our country and in the little town of Glendale. The citizens of Glendale were looking for a way to express their patriotism. Under the guidance of Mayor A. W. Bennett and town engineer, . . . Map (db m30473) HM
99 Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Wayne C. Pomeroy
Wayne C. Pomeroy was born in Mesa, a fourth generation Mesan whose great grandfather Francis Martin Pomeroy organized the "Mesa Company" and founded Mesa in 1878. At an early age of 7 when most kids were pulling other kids in their wagons, Wayne . . . Map (db m204786) HM
100 Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Williams Field Honor Roll, Chandler, Arizona — Former Williams AFB Parade Grounds, Flagpole, and Monument Garden — Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus —
Honor Roll Williams Field, Chandler, Arizona J. W. Allsbury 42-13 · C. V. S. Duncan Jr. 42-F · J.J. Colasuonno 42-E · P. G. Jameson 42-H · D. L.Burgess 42-E · R.C. Greybill 42-16 · C.W.Khidrup 42-G · W. H. Hamilton 42-G · S. M. Magill 42-16 · . . . Map (db m152472) WM

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