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Abraham Lincoln’s Visit Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2015
Abraham Lincoln’s Visit Marker
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Abraham Lincoln’s Visit
Abraham Lincoln visited this city Saturday evening March 10, 1860, and delivered a political address before a large audience of citizens in Washingtoh Hall which was then a portion of this building. This tablet is placed here in . . . — Map (db m91932) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport
Bridgeport "The Park City" The area that is now Bridgeport was settled in the mid-17th century by farmers from the older towns of Stratford and Fairfield. Centers of settlement were Stratfield, present North Avenue; Pembroke, now Old Mill Green; . . . — Map (db m91834) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Korean War Memorial
Korea Memorial Freedom is not free I will never leave you or forsake you Hebrews 13 5 In my generation this was not the first occasion when the strong attacked the weak. Communism was acting in Korea just as Hitler, Mussolini and . . . — Map (db m91930) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
[ south plaque ] Dedicated To The Memory Of The Heroic Men Of Bridgeport, Who Fell In The Late War For The Preservation Of The Union. July, 1876 "It is for us the living to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from . . . — Map (db m27137) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Veterans Memorial
This Tablet Is Dedicated To Bridgeports Sons And Daughters Who Gave Up Their Lives That The World Might Re A Better Place In Which To Live Agnew, James • Altman, Walter G. • Anderson, Martin A. • Armstrong, Thomas • Baltonsaita, Ignatz • Banks, . . . — Map (db m91929) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam This Memorial Is Dedicated To Those Who Have Given The Supreme Sacrifice To Their Country “If Ye Break Faith We Shall Have Died In Vain” Donated By Concerned Citizens Dedicated - May 29, 1983 ( left panel . . . — Map (db m91928) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial To Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice So That Others Would Live Aaron, William • Adams, Thomas • Adelman, Harold • Aitkin, Richard W. • Akalis, Anthony J. • Alderucci, Salvatore • Aleksiewicz, Stephen N. • Anagnos, . . . — Map (db m91973) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bryant Electric Company World War I Monument
In Recognition Of The Patriotism Of Our Employees Who Entered The Service Of Our Country During The Great War 1914 – 1918 The Bryant Electric Company — Map (db m91931) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bryant Electric Company World War II Monument
In Commemoration Of Those Employees Who Served In the Armed Forces of the United States During World War II 1941 – 1945 The Bryant Electric Company — Map (db m91927) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — City of Bridgeport 150th Anniversary
This Marker Commemorates The 150th Anniversary Of The City Of Bridgeport During This 150th Year The People Of Bridgeport Reflected On Their Past Celebrated Their Present Life Together, And Planned For A Future Full Of Hope And . . . — Map (db m91975) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — James Henry O’Rourke
James Henry O'Rourke September 1, 1850 - January 8, 1919 ‘Orator Jim' O'Rourke, son of Irish immigrants, was a professional baseball player, scholar, and civil rights activist. The Bridgeport native had the first base hit in National League . . . — Map (db m91832) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — L’Ambiance Plaza Worker’s Memorial
In Memory Of The Construction Workers Who Died at L’Ambiance Plaza April 23, 1987 Michael Addona • Augustus Allman • Glenn Canning • Mario Colello • Francesco D’Adonna • William Daddona • Donald Emanuel • Vincent Figliomeni • Herbert . . . — Map (db m91977) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928 Considered one of the 10 most important black inventors in US history. Lewis Latimer was renowned for his work with the Edison Pioneers. Of his many inventions and patents, his most . . . — Map (db m91836) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Perry Memorial Arch
[Inscription on the street (east) side] This Memorial Arch was erected AD MCMXVIII to the memory of William Hunt Perry of Bridgeport Conn by his wife Harriet Adelaide Perry [Inscription on the park side] This Memorial . . . — Map (db m27166) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Pro Patria
[ battle names on the banner at the top ] Fort Sumter • Vicksburg • Mobile Bay • Antietam • Gettysburg • Appomattox First Conn Cavalry Richard R Crawford   Lt D d Oct 30 1863 In Hospital Va Eugene W Starkweather   Corp L d . . . — Map (db m27213) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Roberto Clemente1939 - 1973
The test of mankind's progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. — Map (db m27800) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Tom ThumbCharles S. Stratton
This monument is a memorial to Charles S. Stratton, a native of Bridgeport, who gained worldwide fame as Tom Thumb in the exhibitions of P.T. Barnum. The lifesize statue was erected before Tom Thumb's death on July 15, 1883. In 1959 vandals smashed . . . — Map (db m27168) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine — Map (db m27128) HM

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