“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Historical Marker Pages Containing “humanitarian”

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By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
Russian Hill Marker
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Russian HillРусский Холм
Russian Hill was named for the graves of several sailors of the “Russian-American Company,” who died here in the early 1840s. During the Gold Rush the 49ers found their graves, marked by wooden crosses, at the top of this hill and added . . . — Map (db m69988) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Russian Navy Heroes
In memory of the selfless and courageous actions of the Russian Imperial Navy sailors while saving the lives of many city residents in suppressing the great fire in San Francisco on October 23, 1863. A close Russian translation on the . . . — Map (db m73087) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — A Humanitarian ActKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
After each Union assault on June 27, hundreds of casualties were left between the lines. By afternoon, wounded Union soldiers lying helpless near here faced a new danger; flames, started by the battle’s gunfire, crept steadily toward them. Lt. . . . — Map (db m70077) HM
Ohio (Butler County), Hamilton — 39-9 — Fannie Hurst - Author, Humanitarian and Advocate
Author Side

Raised and educated in St. Louis, author Fannie Hurst (1885-1968) was born in Hamilton at 918 Central Avenue, the home of her maternal grandparents. She was the daughter of Rose Koppel and Samuel Hurst. Already a writer as a . . . — Map (db m122411) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Britain — Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader
Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader, lived and ran a camp for inner-city Philadelphia and New York, NY, youth on this property of 23 acres called Lacitadelle Camp (now Manor), named after the . . . — Map (db m136929) HM
Pennsylvania (Venango County), Emlenton — Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian
Arthur William Phillips was born in Emlenton on July 29, 1888. His father, Samuel W. Phillips, successfully owned and operated oil wells in the Emlenton area. His mother, Clara Crawford Phillips, was a native of neighboring Scrubgrass Township. . . . — Map (db m78843) HM

Alabama (Etowah County), Alabama City — Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896Scholar, Engineer, Industrialist, Naturalist, Humanitarian
Nichols came to Alabama City in 1894 to supervise construction of the Dwight Manufacturing Company. While serving as the mill's first agent, he planned and began a model mill village and was elected Mayor of Alabama City. — Map (db m18578) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Percy Lavon JulianScientist and Humanitarian — 1899-1975 —
Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a . . . — Map (db m86418) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Jessye NormanInternational Opera Star and Humanitarian
Riverwalk Amphitheater and Plaza named in honor of Jessye Norman, internationally acclaimed opera star, born in Augusta, Georgia, September 15, 1945. Miss Norman began singing at Mounty Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. She . . . — Map (db m10032) HM
Illinois (LaSalle County), Ottawa — William D. BoycePublisher Explorer Humanitarian
In appreciation of his service to the Boyhood of America. Inspired by the good turn of an unknown English Scout, he brought scouting to the United States. — Map (db m82183) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), Florissant — Kenneth J. "Ken" Otto"Handyman Hardware Humanitarian" — 16 November 1927 - 6 January 2006 —
Ken had a lifetime of community service in two cities & St. Louis County. He served Pine Lawn as Mayor, Alderman & businessman. In Florissant he owned two popular hi touch Handyman Hardware stores with wife Kathleen & sons Dave & Glenn, was . . . — Map (db m145344) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Grove City — Dr. Leslie A. BosticHumanitarian, Visionary LeaderService Above Self

Dr. Leslie A. Bostic served 40 consecutive years as the founding executive director of the Buckeye Ranch (formerly Buckeye Boys Ranch) in Grove City. He earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from the Richmond . . . — Map (db m137678) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Perkasie — Pearl S. BuckAuthor, Activist and Humanitarian — 1892-1973 —
Welcome to the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark. Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to be awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes for literature. In addition to her literary achievements, Pearl S. Buck was passionately . . . — Map (db m86313) HM

District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Joseph Baer Danzansky1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian —
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a . . . — Map (db m92230) HM
Georgia (Stephens County), Toccoa — George Washington Hitt1913-1958 — Artist, Humanitarian, Philosopher —
“An unforgettable personality whose courage shone with such crystal brilliance as to brighten the world about him and uplift the spirits of those even more fortunate, but not fashioned of such heroic fibre. His is a name to remember when the . . . — Map (db m58884) HM
New York (Wyoming County), Genesee Falls — In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth1823 - 1910 — Humanitarian - Conservationist —
Donor of Glen Iris and his estate comprising of the original 1,000 acres of this park, including Upper, Middle and Lower Falls, so that this gorge might remain a place of inspiration and beauty forever, Erected in 1957 by the Genesee State Park . . . — Map (db m76125) HM
Pennsylvania (Columbia County), Berwick — Edith Emaline Orvis1877 • 1971 — Christian Humanitarian —

Who gave her talents in loving concern to the immigrants of 1919 - Berwick - 1961 — Map (db m119527) HM

Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — James Hazlett Binns1912 - 1985 — Industrialist • Patriot • Humanitarian • Mentor —
He rose from sales trainee to become president and chairman of Armstrong World Industries, a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. A leader in the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster, . . . — Map (db m5324) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Edwin A. VanValkenburg(1869-1932) — Humanitarian - Eminent in Civic Service - Editor and Publisher —
This testimonial is dedicated by the North American survivors, colleagues of E.A. VanValkenburg during the quarter-century in which he directed the publication of the Philadelphia North American. As its editor he inspired and directed public opinion . . . — Map (db m88334) HM
South Carolina (Laurens County), Clinton — Davison McDowell Douglas1869-1931 — Minister, Educator, Humanitarian —
This building -- dedicated as a memorial to alumni killed in World War II and the Korean War -- is named Douglas House in memory of that beloved servant of God, the Reverend Davison McDowell Douglas, B.A., B.D., M.A., D.D., LL.D., who served . . . — Map (db m11980) WM

California (San Bernardino County), Fenner — John Wilkie Safety Roadside Rest Area At Fenner
As Caltrans Highway Superintendent for the Needles area, John Wilkie sought ways to improve maintenance at this Rest Area. Pursuing this goal, John became a statewide leader in increasing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. . . . — Map (db m335) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2005.1 — Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King
Here on the evening of April 4, 1968, Kennedy came to address a large crowd of mostly African Americans in his bid for Democratic Party nomination for president of U.S. Instead, visibly shaken, he gave an impromptu speech about the assassination of . . . — Map (db m236) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 85 — Ida B. Wells1862–1931
Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynchings in Memphis and the South. In 1892 while editor of the Memphis Free Speech, located in this vicinity, she wrote of the lynching of three Black businessmen. As a result, her newspaper office was destroyed . . . — Map (db m9306) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Clara H. BartonFounder of the American Red Cross
Here at Fairfax Station in early Sept. 1862, after the Second Battle of Manassas and the action near Chantilly, Clara Barton ministered to the suffering. By her humane and tireless efforts this Angel of the Battlefield helped move over 3000 wounded . . . — Map (db m102) HM

Maryland (Baltimore), Morgan State University — Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 Humanitarian Statesman — Map (db m145926) HM

New York (Westchester County), Pound Ridge — Hiram Halle (1867-1944)
Born in Cleveland, Ohio to German Jewish immigrants, Hiram Halle bought his first house in Pound Ridge on Trinity Pass Road, February 1929. From 1916-1944 he was head of the petrochemical giant, Universal Oil Products. From 1933 through the onset of . . . — Map (db m134062) HM

Louisiana (Rapides Parish), Alexandria — The Rotary Club of Alexandria, Louisiana
The Rotary Club of Alexandria, Louisiana

Was chartered December 1, 1916. It is the fourth oldest club in Louisiana and the 259th in the Rotary world.

As of 2007, there were over 32,000 clubs in 200 countries with more than 1,200,000 . . . — Map (db m116059) HM

New York (New York County), New York — Eleanor Roosevelt
October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962 Humanitarian, reformer, stateswoman made this her Greenwich Village home from 1942 - 1949 — Map (db m97476) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Sedalia — In Memory of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown
In Memory of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Founder Educator Humanitarian July 1976 — Map (db m43306) HM
South Carolina (Abbeville County), Abbeville — Clarence E. Pressley
In Memory of Clarence E. Pressley A Son of Abbeville, South Carolina Businessman - Humanitarian - Leader Friend - Mentor - Family Protector — Map (db m25197) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Piedmont — William Edgeworth BeattieSeptember 25, 1859-July 8, 1935
President and Treasurer of the Piedmont Manufacturing Company President 1905-1923 Director 1896-1935 Industralist • Humanitarian • Friendly Just — Map (db m40137) HM
Wisconsin (Brown County), Green Bay — Bryan Bartlett Starr"Bart" No. 15
Quarterback 1956 to 1971 Head Coach 1975 to 1983 6 Conference Championships 5 NFL Championships Pro Bowl Team 1961,62,63,67 All Pro Selection 1961,62,64,66 MVP Super Bowl 1 MVP Super Bowl 2 NFL MVP 1966 Elected to Pro . . . — Map (db m39251) HM

El Salvador, San Salvador — Sérgio Vieira de Mello
Nombre otorgado El 25 de septiembre de 2003 por la Alcaldia de San Salvador en homenaje al brasileño Sérgio Vieira de Mello Representante especial de las Naciones Unidas, caido en defensa de la paz mundial. English translation: This . . . — Map (db m95019) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther KingDexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Side A House built circa 1912. It has been the home of the ministers of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church since 1919. Its most famous occupant, Dr. Martin Luther King, lived here from Sept. 1954-Feb. 1960. During this time he led the Bus Boycott . . . — Map (db m86132) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Roberto ClementeBarrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Roberto Clemente Walker Was One Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever To Play Right Field. His Pride And Humanitarianism Won Him Universal Admiration. Despite An Unorthodox Batting Style, The Pirates’ Great Won Four Batting Crowns And Amassed 3,000 . . . — Map (db m105773) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — Rest well, Miss Mattie
Mattie Harris Lyon, 97, the “Mother of Marietta,” was known for her years of zealous and affectionate service in religious, civic, welfare and patriotic activities. Her life was dedicated to the service of people of all races. A true . . . — Map (db m5198) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Admiral Ben MoreellFather of the Seabees
[First Panel]:] About the Seabees Born in the early days of World War II when the nation was in dire peril, their mission was to build bases for the combat forces, to defend those bases, and to provide other support of whatever . . . — Map (db m9620) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Myersville — The Bill Pate Portal
One half mile to the west of this plaque, the gap in South Mountain, the Appalachian Trail footbridge, and I-70 symbolically form the Bill Pate Portal to the Appalachian region—a region where a people and their governments joined in a national . . . — Map (db m668) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 8236 — Rabbi Henry Cohen(1863-1952)
Called the "First Citizen of Texas" by U. S. President Woodrow Wilson, Rabbi Henry Cohen, an internationally known humanitarian, was born in London, England. He came to Galveston in 1888 as spiritual leader of congregation B'Nai Israel and . . . — Map (db m118254) HM

Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Ice House Complex
A gift to Gettysburg College in 1990 from George W. Olinger and Mac E. Olinger, life long residents of Gettysburg, zestful supporters of local history, common sense preservationists and quiet, humanitarians. Their gift of these historic buildings . . . — Map (db m29799) HM

Mexico, Ciudad de México, Centro Histórico — Dr. Antonio Marquez G.
Médicos mexicanos y la asociación civil de veteranos de la Cruz Blanca dedican este homenaje a la memoria del ilustre médico oaxaqueño Dr. Antonio Marquez G. quien murió frente a este lugar el dia 9 de feb de 1913 en el desempeño de su . . . — Map (db m90600) HM
Mexico, Veracruz (Municipality of Veracruz) — Luz Nava
1953 1956 H. Ayuntamiento de Veracruz La Institucion de la Superacion Ciudadana rinde homenaje a la desaparecida profesora Luz Nava como reconocimiento a su generosidad y a las obras humanitarias que realizo de las cuales es ejemplo el . . . — Map (db m136442) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Newcastle upon Tyne — Admiral Lord Collingwood
Milburn House Admiral Lord Collingwood 1748 – 1810 Victor of Trafalgar, diplomat, wit and humanitarian. Nelson's friend and comrade. Born in a house on this site “Since heaven made gentlemen there is no record of a . . . — Map (db m126702) HM
Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — Johann Gottfried Cullmann
Born Frankwetler, Bavarta, Germany July 2, 1823 Died Cullman, Alabama December 3, 1895 Colonel Cullmann Founded the City of Cullman, Alabama, in 1873. Later, in 1877, he founded Cullman County. He also established the Alabama Towns of Bangor, . . . — Map (db m83459) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), East Brewton — Downing-Shofner SchoolEast Brewton, 1906-1943
Dr. J. M. Shofner (1863-1926) founder, dedicated his life to - "Give the boys and girls a chance." Mr. Elisha Downing - Humanitarian. First building erected named in honor of Mrs. Esther Downing. Trustees-1906: J. M. Shofner, D. . . . — Map (db m84374) HM
Alabama (Lawrence County), Hillsboro — Home of Annie Wheeler
Born July 31, 1868 ~ Died April 10, 1955 Daughter of General Joseph Wheeler Gallantly served her country three times on foreign soil. Volunteer nurse, Santiago, Cuba~1898. Spanish~American War and Manila, P.I. ~1899 during Philippine . . . — Map (db m29558) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — William Mulholland1855 - 1935
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, . . . — Map (db m32188) HM
California (Plumas County), La Porte — Cleve O’Rourke Memorial Stampmill
This mill was built in 1911 and used to crush ore at the Hewitt Brothers Mine on Hopkins Creek. It was powered by a steam engine and a pelton water wheel. It was discovered by Fred and Janet Miles in 1978 and brought to La Porte by members of E . . . — Map (db m56320) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 1024 — Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda1802 – 1889 — North Beach Pioneer —
Juana Briones, born in Hispanic California, was a preeminent woman of her time. In the 1830s and 1840s she transformed an isolated cove in the then Mexican hamlet of Yerba Buena into her rancho. At the site of this park she raised cattle and grew . . . — Map (db m143437) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Phelan BuildingThor Equities
was built in 1908 by philanthropist, humanitarian, and statesman James D. Phelan. This spectacular Flatiron style building was designed by William Curlett, one of the foremost architects of the Victorian-era and founding father of the AIA San . . . — Map (db m71870) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 691 — Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King
Apostle of liberty, humanitarian, Unitarian minister, who in the Civil War bound California to the Union and led her to excel all other states in support of the United States Sanitary Commission, predecessor to the American Red Cross. His statue, . . . — Map (db m91855) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Palo Alto — 524 — Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion
In 1844 Juana de Briones de Miranda, a pioneer Latina property owner, businesswoman and humanitarian, purchased the 4,439 acre Rancho La Purisima Concepcion from Indian grantee Jose Gorgornio. The grant extended two miles south, encompassing . . . — Map (db m54016) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of Whitney Moore Young, Jr. 1921-1971 Humanitarian-scholar and venerable leader of the National Urban League whose work produced landmark changes in civil rights laws and notable progress towards social and economic justice . . . — Map (db m15606) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Paul Harris 1868 - 1947The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people . . . — Map (db m92025) HM
Florida (Wakulla County), St. Marks — Princess Malee "Milly" Francis
In Grateful Remembrance for a heroic and humanitarian act of courage in saving the life of an American soldier in March, 1818

Princess Malee "Milly" Francis

(c 1803 – 1848)

Woman of the Creek (Seminole) Indian Nation, . . . — Map (db m116505) HM

Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — Rotary International(1905-2005)
Founded in Chicago by Paul P. Harris, Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. — Map (db m59637) HM
Idaho (Oneida County), Malad City — In Memory of Benjamin Waldron1853 - 1914
Personification of the Spirit of Samaria - called "Uncle Ben" but those who knew him. Great pioneer, civic leader, humanitarian and booster. He held the distinction of being Samaria's first merchant, owned the only hotel, a butch shop, and ice house . . . — Map (db m140128) HM
Illinois (Stephenson County), Cedarville — Cedarville
Birthplace of Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 Humanitarian, Feminist, Social Worker, Reformer, Educator, Author, Publicist, Founder of Hull House, Pioneer, Settlement Center Chicago, 1889. President Women's International League for Peace and, Freedom. Nobel . . . — Map (db m128729) HM
Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Abraham Lincoln
(Left marker): These building stones were preserved from the Danville Law Office of Abraham Lincoln and the Vermilion County Courthouse where he practiced law. This kettle was used from 1824 to 1831 at the Salt Works of Major Vance. The . . . — Map (db m4747) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — To Herbert Hoover
. . . — Map (db m48314) HM
Kentucky (Kenton County), Covington — Dr. Geo. V. Flaig
Humanitarian who stood on this corner in snow sleet, rain and zero temperature collecting monies to help the unfortunate blind of this community for 30 years. — Map (db m135401) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — Henry "Teddy" StewartBorn: May 29, 1909 Died: November 20, 1984
First black City Councilman (1979), first black Assistant to the Mayor (1982), educator religious leader, civil rights activist, a great humanitarian. — Map (db m96470) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), White Marsh — Union of Brother and Sisters of Ford’s Asbury Lodge No. 1
Built for the African American Community in 1874 as a school for children in the Loreley area and as home to this “benevolent” society, founded in 1872. Beginning in the late 18th century, such mutual aid societies, often formed by . . . — Map (db m2082) HM
Michigan (Tuscola County), Caro — First Meeting of the Caro Rotary Club
On this site at the Hotel Montague, the first meeting of the Caro Rotary Club was held on October 9, 1925. Twenty businessmen gathered for the charter meeting of the Caro Rotary Club. Rotary is an international organization that spans the . . . — Map (db m101623) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S514 — Mackenzie House
This 1895 Queen Anne style house, designed by Malcolmson & Higginbotham, was the home of David Mackenzie. Educator, scholar, and humanitarian, Mackenzie fostered higher education for Detroit students. While principal of Central High School, then . . . — Map (db m84284) HM
Montana (Ravalli County), Stevensville — IOOF Hall217 Main Street — 1912 —
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows building was built during the period of optimism and growth in Stevensville. The IOOF Hall played a significant humanitarian and social roll in the community. The upper level was used for their lodge . . . — Map (db m123390) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Right Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Flanagan1886 - 1948
In memory of Rt. Rev. Monsignor Edward J. Flanagan Founder of Boys Town and Recipient of Variety Clubs First Humanitarian Award His dictum: "There is no such thing as a bad boy" — Map (db m58481) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Ralph Louis EngelstadJanuary 28, 1930 – November 26, 2002
With gratitude to the Engelstad Family Foundation for its generous contribution to this Liberty Bell monument, and in recognition of the life and achievements of Ralph Louis Engelstad who personified the highest qualities of personal liberty. Just . . . — Map (db m47828) HM
New Jersey (Camden County), Camden — Lewis L. Coriell, MD, PhD1911 - 2001
Lewis L. Coriell was a charismatic physician, scientist, and humanitarian. He established the critical technology needed to produce the vaccine to eradicate polio, in addition to many other pioneering techniques used in laboratories today. In 1953, . . . — Map (db m146685) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Albert Einstein1879 - 1955
E = mc²‎ (1905) Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world. (1929) Born in Ulm Germany on March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein became a resident of Princeton in 1933, . . . — Map (db m64135) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Somerville — Site of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion ParsonageHome of Paul Robeson
On this site stood the St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Parsonage. From 1910 to 1925, it was the home of Paul Robeson, noted actor, singer, scholar, athlete and humanitarian. — Map (db m49969) HM
New York (Cortland County), Homer — David Hannum1898 • David Harum • 1998 — Edward Noyes Westcott —

David Hannum (1822-1891), horse trader and investor in the hoax, "The Cardiff Giant," and on whose life the 1898 novel DAVID HARUM was based, lived in Homer. Portrayed as a horse trader, banker and humanitarian residing in . . . — Map (db m141515) HM

New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Charles R. Turner
. . . — Map (db m92786) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Chester C. Gorski
Chester C. Gorski statesman, community leader, humanitarian Born June 22, 1906. Died April 25, 1975. President of The Common Council 1959 to 1973. Member of the United States Congress, Erie County Board of Supervisors Buffalo Common . . . — Map (db m92937) HM
New York (Jefferson County), Fort Drum — 10th Mountain Division Heroes Walk MemorialOperation Restore Hope / Operation Continue Hope — December 1992 – May 1993 / June 1993 – March 1994 —

Humanitarian Relief / Security Operations

KIA: SGT Ferdinan C. Richardson • 25 Sep 1993 SGT Cornell L. Houston • 3 Oct 1993 PFC Henry Martin • 3 Oct 1993

Somalia, AfricaMap (db m112238) WM

New York (New York County), New York — Emma LazarusLazarus Sesquicentennial Celebration 1849 - 1999
Emma Lazarus 1849 - 1887 poet, essayist and humanitarian lived here Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe freeMap (db m147632) HM
New York (Otsego County), Morris — William Yates
Baronet, humanitarian, noted doctor, from Sapperton, Eng. Introduced vaccination in America in Philadelphia in 1799. Died, Morris, Mar. 1857 — Map (db m144271) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Dr. Ronald E. McNair
Dedicated in Memory of Dr. Ronald E. McNair 1950 - 1986 • Astronaut • Scientist • Humanitarian "A genuine American Hero who carried the name of A & T State University magnificently to the far corners of the universe." . . . — Map (db m54072) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Buies Creek — Paul Eliot Green1894-1981
Birthplace of the dramatist, novelist, teacher and humanitarian is situated 2.1 miles north. Awarded Pulitzer Prize 1927. Originator of the Symphonic Drama, of which he wrote 16, including "The Lost Colony." Lifelong champion of racial equality, and . . . — Map (db m31614) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Chapel Hill — H 114 — Paul Green1894-1981
Playwright, teacher, & humanitarian. Awarded Pulitzer Prize, 1927. His 16 outdoor dramas include The Lost Colony (1937). Lived 1 mile E. — Map (db m117123) HM
North Carolina (Orange County), Hillsborough — Orange County Courthouse, 1845-1957Fourth on this Site
Designed and erected, 1844 – 45 by John Berry of Hillsborough, 1798 – 1870 Builder, Architect, Legislator, Humanitarian --------------- Builder of distinguished structures in his native state Contributor to the tradition of American . . . — Map (db m34690) HM
Ohio (Delaware County), Delaware — Wesley Branch Rickey1881 - 1965
. . . — Map (db m12843) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — The Underground Railroadin Marion County, Ohio
The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and instructed . . . — Map (db m92076) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — E. W. Marland1874 – 1941
Pioneer Oil Developer Philanthropist & Humanitarian Leader in Developing the Economy Culture and Beauty of Ponca City Donor of Pioneer Woman Statue Governor of Oklahoma United States Congressman — Map (db m55712) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Jane Holmes(1805-1885)
A distinguished philanthropist and humanitarian, she created and funded numerous social service agencies, including the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, here. Her pioneering efforts in charitable giving have served those in need, . . . — Map (db m46526) HM
Pennsylvania (Armstrong County), Ford City — In Honor of Nellie BlyElizabeth Cochrane Seaman
May 5, 1867 - Jan. 27, 1922 Journalist and Humanitarian In 1889 she traveled around the world in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes, establishing a world record. Elected to Penna. Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1972. Born at Cochrans Mills . . . — Map (db m79284) HM
Pennsylvania (Cambria County), Johnstown — American Red Cross
On June 5, 1889, Clara Barton and a group of American Red Cross volunteers arrived in Johnstown to help the survivors of a devastating flood resulting from the failure of the South Fork Dam. It was one of the first major disaster responses for the . . . — Map (db m74402) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), West Chester — David Townsend House — Historic Site 5 - Borough of West Chester —
David Townsend House This Property Devised December 1951 by Marion Hoopes Stevenson To the Chester County Historical Society As a memorial To her Great-Grandfather DAVID TOWNSEND 1787 – 1858 Banker, Botanist, Civic . . . — Map (db m50314) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Harrisburg State Hospital
The first State mental hospital in Pennsylvania. Opened in 1851, a result of efforts by the noted humanitarian, Dorothea Lynde Dix, to improve this State's treatment of the mentally ill. The hospital is on the wooded hills east of this marker, . . . — Map (db m6474) HM
Pennsylvania (Lycoming County), Williamsport — Ken SawyerLycoming County MVP — City of Williamsport Sports Walk —

Sawyer served as the voice of Williamsport High School football and basketball, and Lycoming College football. Since 1971, he has broadcast hundreds of Little League World Series games. In 1991, he was presented with the Ray Keyes Sports Award . . . — Map (db m120665) HM

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — American Friends Service Committee
Founded in Philadelphia in 1917, the AFSC has given practical expression to the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its worldwide humanitarian work has reflected a commitment to nonviolence & justice. Co-recipient, Nobel Peace . . . — Map (db m83475) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Rush(1745-1813)
Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry." His house of birth stood here until 1969. — Map (db m82038) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Benjamin Rush, M.D.1745 - 1813
Father of American Psychiatry Signer of the Declaration of Independence Heroic Physician, Teacher, Humanitarian Physician General of the Continental Army Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Physic, University of Pennsylvania Erected . . . — Map (db m106480) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), Shrewsbury — Spurgeon Milton Keeny(1893-1988)
The humanitarian's boyhood home. Served worldwide, 1917-76. In Asia, directed UNICEF; aided family planning. Chief, UN's Italy relief; assisted Russian relief. A YMCA officer in Mesopotamia, Siberia, Estonia, Poland; later was on its U. S. Council. — Map (db m4546) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration BuildingErected 1957
Named in Honor of Alester Garden Furman, Jr. Humanitarian, Master Planner, Friend of Youth, Champion of Education, Guiding Light in Building the New South. This administration building is named to honor Mr. Furman in grateful . . . — Map (db m123600) HM
South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Brockman Park
Upper Plaque: Dedicated to the memory of Dr. William Thomas Brockman A distinguished Surgeon -- Humanitarian -- Churchman Citizen and Commissioner of the City of Greenville, South Carolina 1881 ---- 1968 Lower . . . — Map (db m17503) HM
South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-28 — South Carolina State Hospital
Institution authorized 1821 by General Assembly, mainly through the work of two members, Samuel Farrow and William Crafts, Jr. The original building, on right, designed by Robert Mills, shows a pioneer grasp of the ideas of humanitarian treatment. — Map (db m37004) HM
Tennessee (Hawkins County), Rogersville — Dr. William Henderson FranklinBorn: April 14, 1852 — Died: October 19, 1935 —
Dr. Franklin, a very well known and highly respected educator and humanitarian, founded Swift Memorial Junior College in 1883 and served as President of the school until 1926.

Dr. and Mrs. Franklin are buried in this plot on the campus of . . . — Map (db m91867) HM

Tennessee (Union County), Maynardville — 1D 31 — Roy Claxton Acuff
Roy Claxton Acuff, Grand Ole Opry star for more than 50 years, actor, international music entertainer, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, was born in Maynardville, near this site, on September 15, 1903. He recorded more than 100 country and . . . — Map (db m100166) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 8237 — Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue
Erected in 1870. Cultural and religious center for 85 years. Second oldest temple in Texas. Converted to Masonic Temple in 1953. Henry Cohen, rabbi from 1888-1950, was noted advisor and beloved humanitarian to the entire city. . . . — Map (db m150151) HM
Texas (Henderson County), Athens — 10365 — Joseph Thomas La Rue(Nov. 18, 1864-Feb. 13, 1930)
Alderman on Athens' first city council (1901). La Rue (Town 13 mi. SE) was named for him. Educator, merchant, civic leader, banker, humanitarian, prohibitionist, democrat, historian. Married March 16, 1892, Stella Elvira Parsons. They had seven . . . — Map (db m31726) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 6460 — The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters
Dedicated to the pursuit of education and humanitarian programs, the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs was founded in 1897. The goal of a permanent state headquarters was realized with the construction of this building in the early 1930s. Designed . . . — Map (db m25710) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Faith ★ Honor ★ Virtue
This living memorial is dedicated to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have perished during training accidents, peacekeeping missions, humanitarian efforts, covert operations and terrorist attacks. Dedicated in . . . — Map (db m137240) WM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Ignace Jan Paderewski
The American Legion In memory of Ignace Jan Paderewski artist, composer, musician, statesman, patriot, humanitarian and friend of American war veterans, who, from his death to the rebirth of freedom in his homeland, here rested in honor . . . — Map (db m11133) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — No Greater Love POW-MIA Memorial
This Amelanchier tree was planted by No Greater Love, a humanitarian organization, to honor POWs-MIAs of all wars we will never forget you April 9, 1983 — Map (db m137209) WM
Virginia (Hampton), Hampton Roads — 4 — Battle of Big BethelFirst Steps to Freedom
“As a political question and a question of humanity can I receive the services of father and mother and not take the children? Of the humanitarian aspect I have no doubt; of the political one I have no right to judge.”—Gen. . . . — Map (db m103831) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Triangle — Second Battalion, 4th Marines"The Magnificent Bastards" — Every Clime and Place —
The Legacy and Heritage of Second Battalion, 4th Marines Second to None The Magnificent Bastards Small Wars · Soldiers from the Sea · Old China Marines · World War II · Cold War Force in Readiness · Vietnam · Desert Shield · . . . — Map (db m7309) HM
Virginia (Richmond), Downtown — Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D.
(Front): To Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D., LL.D., President of the American Medical and of the American Surgical Associations; Founder of the University College of Medicine; Medical Director, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern . . . — Map (db m4735) HM
Virginia (Richmond), Jackson Ward — Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
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Virginia (Richmond), Museum District — Arthur Ashe MonumentMonument Avenue Historic District
[Inscription on east face of monument:]Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. 1943 - 1993 World Champion, Author, Humanitarian, Founder of Virginia Heroes, Incorporated, Native of Richmond, Virginia. This Monument was placed at Monument Avenue and . . . — Map (db m22823) HM
Wisconsin (Dane County), Madison — 60 — ThorstrandThe Magnus Swenson Estate — 1922 —
These two Mediterranean Revival mansions were designed for Magnus and Annie Swenson and their daughter Mary North by Madison architects Law and Law. Swenson was a Norwegian immigrant who became an internationally famous inventor and humanitarian. . . . — Map (db m46031) HM
Wisconsin (Marathon County), Wausau — 75 — Pioneer Rehabilitation CenterWisconsin Registered Landmark

In the First American National Bank building which once stood here, Employers Insurance of Wausau opened, on June 1, 1928, a facility for rehabilitating injured workers. It was the first center of its kind established by the insurance industry. . . . — Map (db m89816) HM

California (Alameda County), Hayward — 1025 — Honcharenko’s Sanctuary
Along the ridge behind this panel lies a 52-acre parcel of historical significance. This farmstead known as “Ukraina” was the home of Ukrainian patriot, writer, and publisher Father Agapius Honcharenko. He and his wife Albina lived here . . . — Map (db m26499) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Seabees ~ Can Do
With compassion for others We build ~ We fight For peace with freedom (On the frieze behind the statue): With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once; the impossible takes a bit longer (On the panel to . . . — Map (db m4925) HM

Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 9 (North Peninsula)), St. Anthony — Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell1865-1940
English: Born in England and trained in medicine, Grenfell gave 50 years of service to the people of northern Newfoundland and Labrador, and became a legend in his own time. He and those he inspired brought medical, spiritual and . . . — Map (db m79610) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell, Teacher of the deaf Humanitarian and inventor, Became the first member of The Telephone Pioneers of America, On November, 2, 1911. The Telephone Pioneers of America, Are proud to dedicate this cairn To . . . — Map (db m79993) HM
El Salvador, La Libertad, Santa Tecla — Adalberto Guirola Children’s Home“Hogar del Niño Adalberto Guirola”
Como un sincero reconocimiento a todas aquellas personas de corazón noble y humanitario que han hecho posible esta obra, muy especialmente la colaboración brindada por AID, Fundacion Habitat y la iniciativa del Club Rotario de Santa Tecla . . . — Map (db m83574) HM
Guatemala, Chimaltenango (Municipality of San Andrés Itzapa), San Andrés Itzapa — Canadian Assistance after the 1976 Earthquake
El Canada • San Andres Itzapa El Canton San Antonio perpetua su agradecimiento a la hermana republica de El Canada por su inmensa labor humanitaria, al haber descombrado, limpiado y reconstruido nuestro pueblo, con motivo del terremoto que . . . — Map (db m103965) HM
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez (Municipality of San Antonio Aguas Calientes), San Antonio Aguas Calientes — Tragic Accident in San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Gratitud a Dios Ser Supremo al Parroco Clemente Penelen a pueblos vecinos al pueblo de San Antonio A.C. por su labor humanitaria en el trágico accidente del 10 de mayo San Antonio A.C. Mayo 1,990. Dijo Jesus yo soy la resurrecion y la . . . — Map (db m95873) HM
California (Alameda County), Hayward — 1025 — Ukrania
“Ukraina” is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exiled orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916) and his wife Albina. Honcharenko was the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to arrive in the United . . . — Map (db m146447) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — Beniamino Bufano1898 - 1970
Hand of Peace, 1967 Born in Italy, Beniamino Bufano immigrated to the United States when he was three years old, and settled in San Francisco in 1915. A popular figure of the San Francisco art scene, Bufano was well . . . — Map (db m91551) HM
California (San Diego County), Julian — Julian / The Eagle Gold Mine
the two markers are attached to a flag pole Upper Marker Julian This marker placed in memory of Mrs. Ida B. Wellington May 25, 1887 – Dec. 16, 1962 Historian – Humanitarian Daughter of Drury Bailey who . . . — Map (db m82393) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Georgiana Bruce Kirby1818 – 1887
An intellectual, humanitarian and suffragist, Georgiana raised her family in this house from 1854 until her death in 1887. Born in England and educated in the East by America’s leading thinkers and writers. She brought to California an intellectual . . . — Map (db m62441) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Norwich — Angelo Sanquedolce Memorial Plaza
The Angelo Sanquedolce Memorial Plaza Dedicated May 14, 1999 The Heritage Riverfront Park Plaza is hereby named and dedicated in honor of Angelo J. Sanquedolce, Comptroller of the City of Norwich from 1968 to 1998, for thirty years of exemplary . . . — Map (db m101880) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-45GExpeditor — S/N 51-11795 —
The museum's C-45 was the first obtained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The C-45 is the military version of the popular Beechcraft Model 18 commercial light transport. Beech built a total of 4,526 of these aircraft . . . — Map (db m142622) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-5AGalaxy — S/N 69-0014 —
The most noticeable and revolutionary design feature of Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is its immense size. Other large aircraft played important roles in aviation history, but none of those giants could haul anything, anywhere, anytime as well as the C-5. . . . — Map (db m142623) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — Clark Calvin Griffith
[south face of monument]: {Rendering of Clark Calvin Griffith with the title} "The Old Fox" Clark Calvin Griffith Born Clear Creek, Missouri November 20, 1869 Pitcher - Manager - Owner Member of Hall of Fame Won 237 . . . — Map (db m15615) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Operation Provide Comfort
  Operation PROVIDE COMFORT began in April 1991 as a humanitarian effort to help an estimated 800,000 Iraqi Kurds who, fearing the Iraqi government's wrath for their rebellion, fled into the northern mountain region of Iraq and were dying at a . . . — Map (db m99795) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Operation Uphold Democracy
  Operation Uphold Democracy was the name given to the restoration of the democracy in Haiti. The US, expecting civil unrest and military opposition, deployed a large force to the area, which could overcome any opposition and restore order to . . . — Map (db m99778) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Solomon's Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M Savannah, Georgia
Organized as a Masonic Lodge, February 21, 1734. Its first worshipful Master was General James Edward Oglethorpe, English Soldier, Statesman, Humanitarian, and founder of Georgia, who raised the flag of England at Savannah on February 12, 1733. . . . — Map (db m6584) HM
Georgia (Floyd County), Rome — Ellen Louise Axson WilsonWife of the 28th President of the United States
Born in Savannah, Georgia, May 15, 1860 Moved to Rome, Georgia, March 1866 Graduated from Rome Female College, 1876 Attended New York Art Students League, 1884-1885 Her father, The Rev. Mr. Samuel Edward Axson was pastor of Rome’s First . . . — Map (db m39430) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), Paris — 73 — Charles Coulson Rich
In honor of Charles Coulson Rich 1809-1893 Pioneer builder of the west. Major-General of the Nauvoo Legion Alderman of the City of Nauvoo, in the time of Joseph Smith. Pioneer of Utah, 1847. Chairman of the first committee . . . — Map (db m105849) HM
Illinois (Jersey County), Otterville — Hamilton Primary School
In 1834 Dr. Silas Hamilton, physician and humanitarian, bequeathed $4,000 for construction and operation of a building for educational and religious purposes. A stone schoolhouse was opened in 1836, and the tuition-free education for local students . . . — Map (db m142751) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Indiana's MazziniLouis Y. Mazzini
Serologist, researcher, humanitarian, he was given the name "Indiana's Mazzini" by Dr. Thurman B. Rice, Indiana State Board of Health Commissioner during World War II, for hid development of an inexpensive rapid sensitive and dependable slide test . . . — Map (db m132755) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Morton-Finney House
John Morton-Finney (1889-1998) educator, lawyer, and humanitarian, was born in Kentucky to a former slave. Morton-Finney was a Buffalo Soldier in World War I, a teacher at historically black colleges, and taught Greek, Latin, German, Spanish, and . . . — Map (db m132739) HM
Indiana (Randolph County), Winchester — 68.2010.1 — Randolph County Quakers
(Side One) When this meeting house was dedicated 1898, membership in Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Winchester was largest in the world. Migration of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) into this area began 1814 with the arrival . . . — Map (db m69283) HM
Kentucky (Jessamine County), Nicholasville — 1965 — Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp
(obverse) Camp Nelson Refugee Camp Established in 1863 to house families of African American soldiers, Camp Nelson became the chief center issuing emancipation papers to former slaves. Army's withdrawal from camp in 1866 exposed . . . — Map (db m70629) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — A Heroine's Home
Beyond the trees stands a Victorian House as unique as its owner. This house was built for Clara Barton in 1891 by Edward and Edwin Baltzley as part of the National Chautauqua at Glen Echo. With 30 rooms serving as offices, bedrooms, and storage, . . . — Map (db m45000) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Provincetown — Provincetown AIDS Memorial
The Provincetown AIDS Memorial is a horizontal monument, a unique monument in the living ocean. This memorial is a reminder of the lives lost to AIDS and the humanitarian achievements of the caregivers who responded to the crisis. It is also a . . . — Map (db m142335) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Leonard BernsteinAugust 25, 1918 - October 14, 1990 — The Osborne, 205 West 57th, Manhattan —
World-renowned composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein was an American musical icon of the 20th century. He turned millions of viewers into music lovers through his televised Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, establishing him . . . — Map (db m110804) HM
New York (Niagara County), Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station — Douglas C-47 "Skytrain"
This C-47, also affectionately known as a "Gooney Bird", represents the History and Mission of the 914th Airlift Wing and the 328th Airlift Squadron. It is displayed in the markings of the 3rd Combat Cargo Squadron. The 3rd CCS pioneered . . . — Map (db m75928) HM
Ohio (Columbiana County), Salem — 3-50 — Maple-DellBuilt 1848
Maple-Dell was the home of John Butler, a Quaker who expressed his religious faith by working for humanitarian causes. An early Goshen Township teacher, Butler opened his home to orphans, the homeless, and runaway slaves, and devoted 20 years of his . . . — Map (db m78944) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 59-18 — Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born in Cleveland on June 30, 1858 and died November 15, 1932. He has been called "The pioneer of the color line" and was an author, crusader for racial and social justice, humanitarian, and forerunner of the Harlem . . . — Map (db m17649) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — The Jesse Owens Track
James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens, 1913-1980, Ohio State University Track and Field Star, Olympic Champion, Ambassador of Sports, Humanitarian, Friend of Youth. Jesse Owens' incomparable achievements as an Ohio State and Olympic athlete are . . . — Map (db m12773) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Politics and "Penelope"
This is the 1863 site of the COMPILER newspaper office, Gettysburg's weekly "voice" of the Democratic party, and the home of its outspoken publisher Henry Stahle. During the Battle of Gettysburg Stahle took into his home a badly . . . — Map (db m18056) HM
Rhode Island (Washington County), Exeter — Rhode Island National Guard
(Inscription under the statue) Rhode Island National Guard (Left Panel) Army National Guard-Since 1638-The Rhode Island Army National Guard was formed as a State Militia for the protection of the people. It always answers the call to arms when . . . — Map (db m66428) WM
South Carolina (Fairfield County), Winnsboro — 20-3 — James Henry Carlisle
Born in this house on May 24, 1825, the son of William and Mary Ann Carlisle, this noted teacher received his education at Mount Zion Institute and South Carolina College. A delegate in 1860 to the Secession Convention and a legislator in 1864, his . . . — Map (db m14323) HM
South Carolina (Spartanburg County), Spartanburg — Marian Anderson1897-1993
Her contralto voice sang out in the twentieth century -- her life testified to her passion for music and the power of her voice to speak directly to the soul, encountering societal resistance as an African-American seeking educational and . . . — Map (db m40421) HM
South Carolina (Sumter County), Mayesville — 43-16 — Birthplace of Mary McLeod Bethune
Marker Front: This noted humanitarian and educator was born five miles north of Mayesville, S.C., on July 10, 1875. She was one of the first pupils of the Mayesville Mission School, located fifty yards west of this marker, where she later . . . — Map (db m27402) HM
Texas (Armstrong County), Claude — 1284 — Dr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Warner
Two of the most admired and beloved pioneer citizens of Armstrong County, Dr. Warner (1864-1934) was a country physician and his wife Phebe (Kerrick) (1866-1935) was an ardent humanitarian. Natives of Illinois, they were married in Claude in . . . — Map (db m96834) HM
Vermont (Rutland County), Danby — Pearl S. BuckJune 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973
Mother, wife, writer, humanitarian, and civil rights activist, Pearl Buck was the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. A visionary, she worked to cross political and cultural barriers to further . . . — Map (db m95455) HM
Vermont (Washington County), Waterbury — Dr. Henry Janes
Henry Janes, physician, soldier, farmer, and humanitarian, was born here January 24, 1832. As head of services at the Union Army hospital immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg, Dr. Janes faced the challenge of caring for 20,000 wounded Union . . . — Map (db m86683) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Missions CriticalUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Since World War II, the Marine Corps and the US Navy have performed countless humanitarian missions. Perhaps General James Mattis said it best in 2003: "we will treat all others with decency, demonstrating chivalry and soldierly compassion . . . — Map (db m129461)
Virginia (Franklin County), Hardy — KP-14 — Booker T. Washington Birthplace
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the nearby Burroughs plantation on April 5, 1856. He was graduated from Hampton Institute in 1875 where he became an instructor. Because of his achievements as an educator, he was selected to establish a . . . — Map (db m65611) HM
Virginia (Hampton), Wythe — WY 98 — Deaf and Blind School
In 1906, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the Virginia School for Colored Deaf and Blind Children. Founded by deaf humanitarian William C. Ritter and Hampton Delegate Harry R. Houston, the school opened on 8 Sept. 1909 to serve . . . — Map (db m129908) HM
Virginia (Lynchburg), Woodland — Q-6-22 — Pearl S. Buck
Internationally known author and humanitarian Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) graduated in 1914 from Randolph-Macon Women’s College, where she wrote for the college’s literary magazine. She was the author of more than 70 books, many of which . . . — Map (db m54463) HM
Virginia (Newport News), South Newport News — Annie Belle Daniels
Madam Annie B. Daniels is known for her untiring humanitarian service and her contributions to the general welfare of the city. Her persuasiveness in working with people of various backgrounds has created greater understanding among diverse groups. . . . — Map (db m94348) HM
Virginia (Portsmouth), Swimming Point — Portsmouth Naval Hospital“Spanish-American War 1898” — Fort Nelson Park —
After the Spanish defeat at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, in July 1898, the sick and injured needed treatment. The newly converted hospital ship USS Solace transported 55 sick U.S. Navy and 48 wounded Spanish sailors to the hospital. The . . . — Map (db m83924) HM

British Columbia (Greater Vancouver Regional District), Surrey — Peace ArchThe Signing of the Columbia River Treaty
Upper marker: This unfortified boundary line between the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America should quicken the remembrance of the more than century old friendship between these countries A lesson of peace to . . . — Map (db m27450) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Otis H. Smith City Dock
In Honor of Otis H. Smith Entrepreneur, Civil Servent Mayor, City of Lewes 1950-1968 Otis H. Smith was the founder and President of Fish Products Co., one of the country's largest menhaden processing operations. During his long . . . — Map (db m38597) HM

Austria, Wien (Innenstadt), Vienna — Feng Shan Ho1901-1997
Von diesem Gebäude aus rettete Dr. Feng Shan Ho, Chinas Generalkonsul zu Wien, in den Jahren 1938 und 1939 nach dem Anschluss und der sogenannten Reichskristallnacht tausende Juden. Sich den Befehlen seiner Vorgesetzten widersetzend . . . — Map (db m108805) HM
Brazil, Bahia (Salvador), Barra — Monumento a Stefan ZweigAll Saints' Bay
Stefan Zweig nasceu em Viena, Áustria, em 1881. Escritor cosmopolita, tornou-se conhecido por suas analises do comlexo psíquico e pela defesa dos ideais humanitarios. Foi o autor mais traduzido do seu tempo. Pacifista, escrevia reinventando a . . . — Map (db m31877) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Rotary Performance Platform & Lookoff/ Scéne et belvédère des clubs Rotary
In honour of the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs of Halifax are pleased to join Waterfront Development Corporation limited in creating this performance platform and lookoff as a gift to the people of the Halifax . . . — Map (db m139326) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Samuel Cunard1787-1865
A native son and a great Nova Scotian, he received his early training in this city and became a highly regarded merchant, humanitarian and ship owner. All this was a prelude to his most successful venture, the founding of the British and North . . . — Map (db m77879) HM
Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell National Historic ParkParc historique national Alexander Graham Bell
English: The Park commemorates the humanitarian and scientific achievements of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) and his associates Frederick W. Baldwin • John A.D. McCurdy • Glenn H. Curtiss • Thomas E. Selfridge Most of the . . . — Map (db m80007) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — History of Tuscumbia, Alabama
(Obverse): The area around the Big Spring was inhabited by prehistoric Native Americans as early as 10,000 years ago. The first settlement was a French trading post and Indian village about 1780 on Cold Water Creek (Spring Creek) near the . . . — Map (db m83396) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Fort WillinghamNational Guard Armory
(side 1) 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 . . . — Map (db m83987) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — S.S. Lane Victory — Port of Los Angeles —
Panel 1: 1945: March: Lane Victory is named for the former slave, Isaac Lane, founder of Lane College, in Jackson, Tennessee. The Victory Ship was one of a class of cargo ships designed and built during World War II by the . . . — Map (db m131429) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942The Galloping Ghost of the China Coast
Brought into service in 1914 to join the United States “Great White Fleet”, dubbed such for the sparkling white paint used on naval ships at the time, she was in service 28 years and two world wars. A 226-foot gleaming white steam . . . — Map (db m16475) HM
California (San Luis Obispo County), Paso Robles — Ignacy Jan Paderewski1860 - 1941
In English World famous pianist, composer, statesman, humanitarian, major California Central Coast land holder, vineyard owner, winemaker and almond grower. Polish by birth and a citizen of the world, Paderewski felt at home in . . . — Map (db m71909) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — Ellington Wall of Honor
Ellington Wall of Honor Honored 2001 John B. Decarli 1885 — 1935 E.V.F.D. Charter Member · Captain Constable 1915 – 1935 Nellie E. McKnight 1894 — 1981 Educator · Librarian · Historian . . . — Map (db m111846) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.3 — Asbury United Methodist ChurchCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
" yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen... ...teach them to your children and to their children and to their children after them." Deuteronomy 4:9 Stories . . . — Map (db m70316) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — The Center for Naval History - The Navy Museum
The Center for Naval History The Dudley Knox Center for Naval History is housed in the complex of buildings adjacent to the Leutze Park and extending down Dahlgren Avenue. Building 57, which was erected in 1866 as a warehouse, was enlarged in . . . — Map (db m52503) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Operation Restore Hope
  Violence in Somalia was precipitated by a series of civil war, famine, and disease which cost the lives of an estimated 350,000 people. In December 1992, US troops were sent to help contain the lawlessness in Somalia and create a safe . . . — Map (db m99782) HM
Florida (Pasco County), San Antonio — Joseph J. "Joe" Herrmann 1912-2002/Edward J. "Eddie" Herrmann 1936-2017
Joseph J. "Joe" Herrmann Lucius Herrmann, a baker, who emigrated from Germany in 1900, married Helen Veronica McSweeney in Ohio in 1911. They settled in San Antonio, Florida, in 1925. In 1935, their son, Joe Herrmann, married Rose, the . . . — Map (db m136017) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — Bicentennial Park
This marker and plaza proudly acknowledges the significant contributions of John William Morrow, Jr., and countless citizens for the betterment of this community. Born in 1918 in Hall County, John W. Morrow, Jr., graduated Booker T. Washington . . . — Map (db m25993) HM
Georgia (Polk County), Cedartown — 115-7 — Ivy Ledbetter LeeFounder of Modern Public Relations — 1877~1934 —
Ivy Ledbetter Lee, public relations expert, author, lecturer, and philanthropist, was born July 16, 1877, near Cedartown. He attended Emory College for two years and then went to Princeton, where he earned his A.B. in 1898, paying his way by working . . . — Map (db m35795) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Colonel William Few, Jr.
[Marker Front]: One of Georgia's two signers of the United States Constitution. Born in Baltimore, Maryland June 18, 1748. Lieutenant Colonel, Georgia Militia during the American Revolution, 1776-1770. Representative, Georgia . . . — Map (db m10108) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Herbert Hoover
This site commemorates the life and accomplishments of Herbert Hover, 31st President (1929-1932). The first president born west of the Mississippi River. Hoover grew up in a tradition that deeply influenced his ideals and long life of public . . . — Map (db m48307) HM
Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — Fifty Star FlagBicentennial Flag Memorial
With the admission of Alaska in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960, the present fifty-star flag came into being. Like other flags of our nation, the fifty-star flag has seen the varied conditions that can beset a dynamic association of peoples. Under it, the . . . — Map (db m56971) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — A Life of Service(Clara Barton)
"You have never known me without work; while able, you never will." —Clara Barton Clara Barton lived a life that transcended limitations. She built a career of humanitarian service in a society that did not grant her full rights . . . — Map (db m45245) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — An Angel Among USFebruary 28, 1922 - February 14, 2006
Dr. Luis M. Arbona stepped through the doors of Reality in 1972 as its medical director. Often described as "not of this planet," he rose from humble beginnings in rural Utuado, Puerto Rico to become a gifted and pioneering physician and . . . — Map (db m78932) HM
Michigan (Macomb County), Mount Clemens — L1251 — Zion Church
Side 1 Organized on July 3, 1854, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was the first German Protestant congregation in Mount Clemens. Its founding trustees were John Rossow and Abraham Devantier from Prussia, John William Miller and Carsten . . . — Map (db m85723) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Warrenton — Daniel Boone
Front Daniel Boone, universal symbol of the American frontier, was 65 when he came to Upper Louisiana, now Missouri, 1799. His wife Rebecca was 60. The Spanish lieutenant governor granted Boone 845 acres nearby here on Femme Osage Creek. . . . — Map (db m42564) HM
New Mexico (Socorro County), White Sands Proving Grounds — McDonald Ranch House Trinity SiteNational Historic Landmark — 1972 —
Restored by US Army White Sands Missile Range US Department of Energy National Park Service 1984 In the front room of this humble ranch house the world's first nuclear device was assembled on 13 July 1945. The device was then taken to Trinity . . . — Map (db m15072) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was the first permanent house of worship erected in Buffalo; the cornerstone was laid june 24, 1819. Being one of the largest public buildings in the village, St. Paul’s was the scene of numerous religious and civic . . . — Map (db m65916) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Swing Low: Harriet Tubman MemorialHarriet Tubman Triangle
This larger-than-life bronze sculpture depicts abolitionist organizer and Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman (c. 1822-1913), and stands at the crossroads of St. Nicholas Avenue, West 122nd Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. . . . — Map (db m105284) HM
Ohio (Crawford County), Bucyrus — The Underground Railroad in Crawford CountyThe Underground Railroad
Side A Runaway slaves used a web of routes through Crawford County, most going through the city of Bucyrus. Present-day State Route 98 to State Route 4, laid out in 1822 from Norton in northern Delaware County through Bucyrus to Sandusky in . . . — Map (db m107079) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — St. John’s Episcopal ChurchThe Underground Railroad
Side A

Called “Station Hope” by many freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, St. John’s was one of their final stops. Though aiding freedom seekers was a crime and often could not be described in public documents, Sheila . . . — Map (db m140134) HM

Ohio (Delaware County), Delaware — Delaware County: Anti-Slavery Stronghold / The Underground RailroadHistoric Underground Railroad
Delaware County: Anti-Slavery Stronghold A unique combintation of strong-principled religous communities, free black settlements, and tightly knit extended families fostered a wide-spread attitude of willful defiance that made Delaware one of . . . — Map (db m12829) HM
Ohio (Erie County), Sandusky — The Underground Railroad / Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County
Marker Front: The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and . . . — Map (db m79108) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Alum Creek & The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad — Historic Underground Railroad Site —
Alum Creek & The Underground Railroad The fifty-eight miles of Alum Creek run north to south originating in Morrow County and continues through Delaware County into Franklin County, where it empties into the Big Walnut Creek, draining into . . . — Map (db m103301) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — The Underground Railroad / Black Conductors of Columbus — Historic Underground Railroad —
The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and instructed . . . — Map (db m10251) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Whitehall — The Underground RailroadThe Historic National Road in Ohio
The Underground Railroad (UGRR) was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and instructed . . . — Map (db m96311) HM
Ohio (Pickaway County), Circleville — The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . — Map (db m21994) HM
Ohio (Ross County), Alma — Ross County Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad — Historic Underground Railroad Site —
The first known attempt to assist a runaway slave in Ross County was recorded in 1815, when local residents assisted a slave to safety in Franklin County. Quakers, the Presbyterians and African Americans were the principal participants who . . . — Map (db m146892) HM
Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — The Crossing at Scioto County / The Underground RailroadHistoric Underground Railroad Site
The Crossing at Scioto County (front) The Ohio River was a formidable obstacle for escaping slaves. Many runaways from Kentucky were aided by James Poindexter, an African-American barber and local resident, who picked up fugitives in . . . — Map (db m59411) HM
Ohio (Seneca County), Attica — The Underground RailroadAt Omar Inn and Omar Chapel of Seneca County
Side A

The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, disguised, and . . . — Map (db m135559) HM

Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — The Calder / Olmsted / McCormick Mansion
The origins of the mansion at 105 N. Front Street can be attributed to William Calder, Jr. (1821-1880), Simon Cameron's business partner, banker and manufacturer. Calder's father had been a preeminent Harrisburg stage coach operator and helped to . . . — Map (db m6341) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — A Quest for Honor
To secure for the purpose of a site for a monument . . . an acre or more of ground at Stony Batter, near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, the birth place of my uncle James Buchanan, and thereon to erect a suitable monument with proper . . . — Map (db m58648) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — African-American Women Escape County Jail, 1835Lancaster County Sheriff, 'Dare Devil Dave' Miller secretly liberated women jailed by bounty hunters
Fulton Theatre, directly opposite of this block, is among the nation's oldest continually operating performance halls. When this site was the location of the Lancaster County Jail, a dramatic episode in the Underground Railroad history occurred. The . . . — Map (db m136439) HM
Pennsylvania (Perry County), Liverpool — Elizabeth Reifsnyder, M.D.

To Perry County Womanhood as exemplified in the life of Elizabeth Reifsnyder, M.D. Born 1858 — Died 1922 Outstanding Woman of Perry County's First Century . . . — Map (db m119868) HM

Tennessee (Blount County), Friendsville — The Underground RailroadFriendsville Quakers and Cudjo's Cave
Members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) came to Blount County in the 1790s looking for a place to worship in peace. Hardworking and industrious, opposing war and slavery, they developed the land and founded the prosperous settlements . . . — Map (db m81361) HM
Tennessee (Hardeman County), Grand Junction — Grand JunctionCrossroads of Conflict
Grand Junction is named for its location, where the Memphis and Charleston and Mississippi Central Railroads intersect, and was strategically important to both Confederate and Union forces. After defeats at Shiloh and Corinth, Confederates tore up . . . — Map (db m37277) HM
Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — 14100 — Pediatric Orthopedic Care in Dallas
The effort for pediatric orthopedic care in Dallas began when the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine) organized a board with the idea of creating a system of charity hospitals across the U.S. Samuel P. Cochran, . . . — Map (db m149047) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — The Galveston Movement
By the late 1800's, thousands of Jews began fleeing their homes in Russia and Eastern Europe to escape anti-Semitic policies and violent pogroms. Many immigrated to the U.S., establishing communities in New York City and elsewhere along the East . . . — Map (db m57364) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 15677 — Angel of Goliad
Amid the cruelties of the Texas War for Independence, one notable woman committed acts of bravery and compassion. Francisca Alavez (also known by similar names) accompanied Mexican Army Captain Telesforo Alavez to Texas in March 1836. In seven . . . — Map (db m36263) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Vega — 2518 — Doctor Oscar H. Loyd(1868-1959) — Home County of —
Oldham County's first physician. A civic leader, weather researcher and humanitarian. Born in Kansas, he attended medical school in Missouri, and in 1907 moved to Vega with his wife, Lulu Mills Loyd. Despite opposition from ranchers, he . . . — Map (db m91756) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2546 — Homesite of Mrs. Robert Massie (1867-1931)Massie Club House
A dedicated member of the Methodist Church and a gifted teacher, Mrs. Massie was a humanitarian who worked to further education throughout her life. The former Mary Lee Payne, Mrs. Massie was born in Weimar [Texas], one of four children. She . . . — Map (db m72228) HM
Texas (Williamson County), Taylor — 13616 — Dr. James Lee Dickey
Physician, humanitarian, civil rights advocate and concerned citizen Dr. James Lee Dickey (d. 1959) had a profound effect on the quality of life in his adopted hometown of Taylor. Born in McLennan County in 1893, he attended Waco public schools and . . . — Map (db m3087) HM
Texas (Zavala County), La Pryor — 462 — The Bosque-Larios Expedition(April 30 – June 12, 1675)
In the 16th century, northern Mexico was torn by strife as the Indian inhabitants resisted Spanish efforts to enslave them. A century later, wealthy humanitarian Antonio Balcarcel set out to invoke justice and help missionaries Christianize the . . . — Map (db m111419) HM
Virginia (Mecklenburg County), Boydton — 37 — Boydton Academic and Bible InstituteBoydton, Virginia — Mecklenburg County —
Boydton Academic and Bible Institute was opened in 1879 in building that had been abandoned by Randolph-Macon College when it moved to Ashland in 1868. Dr. Charles Cullis, a humanitarian from Boston, purchased the property in 1878 and opened the . . . — Map (db m30917) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Ranson — The Right Reverend Ernest Eugene Baltimore1912–1999
A distinguished clergyman, humanitarian, and civic leader in the community. Bishop Baltimore served as Senior Bishop & General President of the King’s Apostle Holiness Church of God, Inc. He was Pastor of The Baltimore Temple Church for 51 . . . — Map (db m2030) HM

Alaska (Skagway Borough), Skagway — Mollie Walsh1872-1902
Mollie was a resourceful and independent young woman with a wanderlust and love of frontiers. In 1890, she left home at 18 for Butte, Montana where she spent seven years. Landing in Skagway in 1897, Mollie became popular as a waitress and member of . . . — Map (db m72786) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled
Edith Latham and her brother Milton had been gathering the memory of their parents in drawers, cabinets and living rooms until there was no longer space. Their need for a permanent storage site and longing to share the memories led them to imagine a . . . — Map (db m72711) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.3 — Asbury United Methodist ChurchCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
" yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen... ...teach them to your children and to their children and to their children after them." Deuteronomy 4:19 Stories . . . — Map (db m143564) HM
Florida (Alachua County), near Alachua — F-597 — Bland Community and Ogden School / Odgen School
Bland Community and Ogden School Settled in the 1840s by cotton planters from Georgia and South Carolina, Bland became a diverse agrarian area where farmers and sharecroppers raised cattle and grew cotton and a variety of fruits and . . . — Map (db m64715) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — F-843 — USCGC Sebago (WPG/WHEC 42)
Side 1: This berth was once the home of the 255 foot Owasco class patrol gunboat, Sebago (WPG 42), which was commissioned in September 1945 as the United States’ most heavily armed war vessel per foot. The ship carried an initial . . . — Map (db m110471) HM
Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-932 — John R. Mott House Site
Built in 1920, the former house at 528 E. Washington Street was once home to Nobel Peace Prize winner John Raleigh Mott (1869-1955). As general secretary of the National War Work Council, a World War I era Young Men’s Christian Association . . . — Map (db m111212) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Sunbury — The Famous Sunbury "Masonic" Oak
[West Face]: Northeast of this spot stood the famous Sunbury Oak of early Colonial Masonic legend. The tree is said to have been of tremendous size and provided an ideal place for safe, comfortable campsites. The legend of the . . . — Map (db m9481) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Fort Benning — Operation Just CauseDec 20 1989 - Jan 31 1990 — Red Devils —
1st Battalion (Airborne) 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment 193rd Infantry Brigade Republic of Panama Bronze plaque The "Red Devil" Battalion executed a helicopter air assault into Ft. Amador, Panama on 20 . . . — Map (db m114889) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Hanover — Stoney Run Train StationHistoric — Dedication —
This 19th century ticket booth, formerly known to local residents as "The Stoney Run Train Station," has been restored, preserved and re-dedicated by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a pedestrian gateway to the BWI Rail . . . — Map (db m68389) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Huddy’s Hanging Stalls Peace Talks
After the Toms River Blockhouse fight, British sailors and soldiers hunted for Captain Joshua Huddy who had escaped into the surrounding area. The Associated Loyalists, a unit organized by the former Tory Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin . . . — Map (db m139169) HM
New York (Monroe County), Rochester — Welcome to Genesee Valley ParkGenesee Riverway Trail/Greenway Trail/Erie Canalway Trail
Genesee Valley Park Genesee Valley Park was the second of the original parks in Rochester to be designed by Frederick Law Oldsted. Historic parkland with rolling lawn, groves of mature trees, and placid river views on both sides of the . . . — Map (db m131882) HM
Ohio (Belmont County), St. Clairsville — Benjamin Lundy Champion of Freedom
On January 4, 1816, the date of his 27th birthday, Benjamin Lundy invited several friends to his home in St. Clairsville to lay the groundwork for a national anti-slavery society. St. Clairsville served as an Underground Railroad headquarters, . . . — Map (db m76508) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Marion — The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson — The Second of Two Identical Markers —
The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, nursed, concealed, . . . — Map (db m94909) HM
Texas (Orange County), Orange — History of Orange, Texas Rotary Club
The Orange, Texas USA Rotary Club was admitted to Rotary International on 1 June 1919. Its first President was H.J.L. Stark. Mr. Stark, together with other influential members of the City of Orange, believed that the community would benefit from . . . — Map (db m116336) HM
Texas (Orange County), Orange — History of Rotary International
The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to recapture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his . . . — Map (db m116335) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Alexandria — WW II: A Battle Fought at Home and Abroad
The United States engaged in World War II (WWII) at home and on foreign soil. With formal entry of the United States into WWII, the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) began two top-secret programs, known as MIS-Y and MIS-X, at Fort Hunt. Under the . . . — Map (db m41161) HM

Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — The Temple / Danville USA — Temple Plaza —
“The Temple” - Plaque Completed in 1901, the Temple Building occupied this site for 100 years. In 1879 members of the Olive Branch Lodge bought the corner lot at Vermilion and North Streets for a new Masonic Temple. The . . . — Map (db m37000) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Gordon ParksPhotographer, film maker, writer, composer

Gordon Parks was born on November 20, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Sarah and Andrew Jackson Parks. Gordon wrote, "Poppa was a dirt farmer who farmed mostly dirt, but he kept us alive and taught us about love and devotion." The youngest of 15 . . . — Map (db m128781) HM

Kansas (Russell County), Bunker Hill — Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke: A Kansas LegendRussell County Heritage Marker

Mary Ann Ball was born near Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1817. She married Robert Bickerdyke in 1847 and they moved to Galesburg, Illinois.

At the outbreak of the Civil War the residents of Galesburg purchased medical supplies worth $500 for . . . — Map (db m95499) HM

New York (New York County), New York — Thomas Paine ParkFoley Square — 1.88 acres —
This park in the heart of New York City’s civic center is named for patriot, author, humanitarian, and political visionary Thomas Paine (1737-1809). The land that is now Thomas Paine Park was once part of a freshwater swamp surrounded, . . . — Map (db m129041) HM
New York (Oswego County), Oswego — People of the RiverThe People Who Led the Way
The thriving port city of Oswego was founded by and attracted many ambitious and heroic people. Leaders of industry and social causes lived here and left their mark on the city. You can still visit some of their works by touring the city streets . . . — Map (db m86292) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Plumsteadville — Air ForceEstablished September 18, 1947


Revolutionary War · 1775-1783

April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins

The War of 1812 · 1812-1815

The Mexican War · 1846-1848

The Indian Wars · . . . — Map (db m143917) HM

South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — History of the United States of America
Almighty God, from this pulpit of stone the American people render thanksgiving and praise for the new era of civilization brought forth upon this continent. Centuries of tyrannical oppression sent to these shores, God-fearing men to seek in freedom . . . — Map (db m89493) HM
Virginia (Newport News), South Newport News — Memorial Design & ConceptDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
Groundbreaking for this memorial devoted to Dr. King took place September 10, 2010, as part of Southeast Community Day. The keynote speaker was his daughter and national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Bernice A. King. . . . — Map (db m98324) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Triangle — Once a Marine .... Always a Marine
Patrick F. Taylor 1937 – 2004 “I used to think that it was the Marine Corps training that made former Marines such an extraordinary group. I have now come to realize that the Marine Corps attracts an extraordinary type of . . . — Map (db m2830) HM

Delaware (Kent County), Dover — Did you know...Historically Happening — Dover, Delaware —
The Old State House Fact: After the capital was moved from New Castle to Dover in 1777, the State House was built as the first permanent capitol building in 1787 and finished in 1791. Information: This Georgian . . . — Map (db m142495) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Columbia — The Town of GuilfordPatuxent Branch Trail
The Town of Guilford History Once, a thriving community prospered here along the banks of the Little Patuxent River. Guilford was a center for milling, quarrying, and cotton=cloth production in the late 18th through the early . . . — Map (db m19884) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peace Garden
"Peace is possible ... it can begin simply, over a game of chess and a cup of tea." Mattie J.T. Stepanek July 17, 1990 - June 22, 2004 Mattie enjoyed public speaking and worked with Former President and First Lady Jimmy and . . . — Map (db m129439) HM
Michigan (Lenawee County), Adrian — Laura Haviland1808 - 1898
Laura Haviland, affectionately known as Aunt Laura, is probably the best-known and most-admired person who ever lived in Lenawee County. The reason for this admiration and acclaim lies in Mrs. Haviland's life-long devotion to helping others and in . . . — Map (db m102884) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Duck — Field Research FacilityAdvancing coastal knowledge through observation since 1977
Facilities Welcome to the Field Research Facility (FRF). We were established in 1977 to conduct research to support the US Army Corps of Engineers coastal engineering mission. The FRF is recognized as one of the best places in the world to . . . — Map (db m91761) HM

New York (Orange County), West Point — Twentieth Century Wars
The Cold War (1946-1991) Peace Operations (1991-2000) Shortly after its victory in World War II, the United States faced new international security challenges. The Soviet Union established Communist governments in central and eastern Europe and . . . — Map (db m35504) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Jim Thorpe — Joe Boyle PlazaDedicated October 29, 1994

Joe Boyle Made A Difference

It happened again and again, for over 60 years. It happened at high school athletic games, at meetings of the Lions, V.F.W., Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Borough Council, and Y.M.C.A. For decades . . . — Map (db m116526) HM

British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Parade of Ships
These plaques commemorate famous vessels in the history of Victoria and pay tribute to pioneers they brought to this new land, the men and women who fought the good fight and built Victoria and British Columbia. This key plaque presented by . . . — Map (db m48891) HM
California (Monterey County), Salinas — Company C 194th Tank Battalion
[First Plaque:] On the morning of February 18th, 1941, one hundred and five brave men of Company C 194th Tank Battalion of the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys marched four abreast down Main Street, through what is now called Old town Salinas, . . . — Map (db m60395) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The American Red Cross
Generations of Americans have given themselves to help others at home and around the world through the American Red Cross, generously donating time, money and blood. They have helped feed, shelter, and clothe those in need—from thousands of . . . — Map (db m131073) HM

South Carolina (Greenville County), Greenville — Max Heller Legacy Plaza
New Beginnings [Top Panel]: It was 1919 and Greenville, South Carolina had emerged from World War I with a surge of patriotism and community spirit. Main Street was a center of activity and a building boom brought the Woodside . . . — Map (db m26979) HM

Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Evoking Our Naval Heritage PastSailing Confidently Into The Future
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has been called a "Memorial that happens to be a stadium". While visitors and athletes for nearly 50 years have been inspired by the campaigns and battles emblazoned around the stadium facade, much more needed . . . — Map (db m127935) HM WM

Missouri (St. Charles County), Matson — Daniel Boone Judgment Tree Memorial
[The plaque on the left when entering the memorial] A Summary Chronology of the Life of Daniel Boone -by Ken Kamper, Historian Copyright © December 1999 Daniel Boone was born miles east of present Reading, . . . — Map (db m133214) HM

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May. 30, 2020