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By Tom Fuchs, April 10, 2006
Joseph Henry Inscription
Ontario (Chatham-Kent County), Thamesville — The Death of TecumsehTuesday, October 5, 1813, Approximately 4:20 p.m. — Tecumseh Parkway
At some point during the attack on Backmetack Marsh, Tecumseh was fatally shot. As word spread of their leader's death, one American account tells of the warriors giving, "the loudest yells I ever heard from human beings and that ended the fight." . . . — Map (db m72405) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building1902-1968 / Birthplace of Tallulah Bankhead — Alabama’s Best-Known Actress
Side A Tallulah Bankhead was the toast of the London theatre in the 1920's, and nationally renowned for her dramatic roles in “The Little Foxes” (1939), “The Skin of Our Teeth” (1942), the movie . . . — Map (db m27850) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 70 — Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano
Miguel Pedrorena Jr. built this adobe structure in 1869. It was the final adobe built in Old Town. In January 1871 Pedrorena gave the building to his sister Isabel de Altamirano, joining together two pioneer California families. Isabel and her . . . — Map (db m11777) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 891 Post StreetLiterary Landmarks Register
Home of Dashiell Hammett and Sam Spade Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) lived in this building from 1926 until 1929, when he wrote his first three novels: Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Maltese Falcon . . . — Map (db m108316) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Blanco's Café & Music BoxUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1907 - 1940
French restaurant and “Parlor House”, Blanco's Cafe & Hotel was known as one of San Francisco's popular entertainment spots for the wealthy offering fine food, gambling and fancy women as a house of assignation. The great depression . . . — Map (db m91654) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling1920 - 1977 — Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
After the 1906 Earthquake, dance ballrooms and academies such as the Arcadia, Fisher's and Golden Gate Ballroom replaced the demolished Alhambra Theatre on this site. By the 1930's, roller skates replaced dancing shoes. In 1942, the Golobic family . . . — Map (db m91057) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Oasis ApartmentsUptown Tenderloin Historic District — c. 1928
Formerly YMCA Hotel This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m90171) 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 — Warfield Hotelc. 1907
Formerly St. Ann Hotel, Hotel Lennox, Bard Hotel This Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin Historic DistrictMap (db m91025) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — SC-168 — The Cannonball House
The War of 1812 had a major impact on the town of Lewes and surrounding area. The naval blockade that was initiated by the British in March of 1813 lasted for most of the next two years. With maritime commerce limited, the local economy suffered. . . . — Map (db m30358) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano
This stone is from Castello di Verrazano, the explorer's ancestral home in Val di Greve Chianti, Italy. He was engaged by the King of France in 1524 to lead a voyage of discovery to North America aboard his ship Dauphine. That Voyage is . . . — Map (db m63067) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Seaford — S-77 — Governor Ross Mansion
This residence was constructed by William Henry Harrison Ross. He was born in Laurel in 1814 and died in 1887. He served as Governor of Delaware (D) between 1851-1855. In 1859, Ross constructed this elaborate brick Italian Villa style structure . . . — Map (db m4818) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), South Fenwick Island — S.C.-74 — Transpeninsular Line
This stone monument, erected April 26, 1751, marks the eastern end of the Transpeninsular Line surveyed 1751-1751 by John Watson and William Parsons of Pennsylvania and John Emory and Thomas Jones of Maryland. This line established the east-west . . . — Map (db m1234) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Fort Stevens
Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865 The partial reconstruction of Fort Stevens that you see today was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. No visible evidence of the original fort remains. Battle of Fort Stevens July 11-12, . . . — Map (db m3028) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 9 — Never Again Such Homes At the Price!Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
We have Harry Wardman to thank for the rich variety of Sheridan Street rowhouses. Wardman, considered Washington's most prolific developer, built hundreds of offices, apartments, hotels, and comfortable rowhouses from 1899 to 1939. When he . . . — Map (db m72823) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 15 — The Rock on Brightwood AvenueBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Across Quackenbos Street is Emory United Methodist Church. Named to honor Bishop John Emory of Maryland (1789-1835), the congregation dates from 1832. From the beginning, Emory welcomed all races but, like most Washington churches then, seated . . . — Map (db m72827) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 10 — The Seventh Street TurnpikeBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
On July 11 and 12, 1864, this intersection was the center of the only Civil War battle fought in the District of Columbia. Here, Union sharpshooters at Fort Stevens, supported by forces across the northernmost of Washington's ring of forts, . . . — Map (db m72824) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — Peirce Still HouseNational Register of Historic Places
The Peirce Still House, built between 1796 and 1811, was part of a large plantation owned by Isaac Peirce, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and slave owner, who purchased the property in 1795. Much of the Peirce Estate became part of Rock Creek Park when . . . — Map (db m82098) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — James BuchananDiplomat, Statesman, and Fifteenth President of the United States — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Buchanan was our only bachelor president and relied upon his orphaned niece, Harriet Lane, to act as his First Lady during his years in the White House (1857 to 1861). In her estate, Harriet Lane Johnson made a bequest to fund a memorial to her . . . — Map (db m63631) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 1 of 19 — Main StreetCultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
Marker Front: Fourteenth Street has always been the business backbone of Columbia Heights. Beginning in the 1890s, electric streetcars dropped passengers at nearly every corner, attracting commerce. By 1925 storefronts occupied the blocks . . . — Map (db m23705) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 16 — Mansions, Parks, and PeopleCultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
On your right is Josephine Butler Parks Center, home of Washington Parks & People, a network of groups devoted to DC and its parks. The network's 1927 mansion, which once housed the Hungarian delegation, was part of an embassy row envisioned by Mary . . . — Map (db m63849) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — The Wilson Center
To The Glory of God And in grateful memory of one of his servants This building devoted to Christian education Is named for Woodrow Wilson President of Princeton University 1902 — 1910 Governor of the state of New Jersey . . . — Map (db m82615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Founded the National Mental Health Association in 1909 to improve mental health care and fight discrimination against people with mental illness. To instigate this reform, Beers courageously shared his own experience with mental illness in his . . . — Map (db m92194) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Fraser MansionBuilt 1890
This Property is listed in The National Register of Historic Places As a National Landmark for its Architectural and Cultural contributions To the District of Columbia — Map (db m79008) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fairfax Village — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Ruth Brewster Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m82433) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Ingrid BergmanLisner Auditorium — The George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium was built in 1946, boasting the biggest stage south of New York City. On its opening night, October 29, 1946, the famed 29 year-old actress Ingrid Bergman was starring in Joan of Lorraine. When Ms. Bergman found out that . . . — Map (db m71605) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — The Peirce Family Estate
The stone mill was an important part of the Peirce family's business. Like most farms of the 1800s, this was also a diversified and constantly evolving operation. The family managed hundreds of acres devoted to fields, pastures, and orchards. A . . . — Map (db m79643) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — America's Oldest Catholic University
Georgetown University, founded in 1789 by Reverend John Carroll as a school for students of “Every Religious Profession,” is the oldest Catholic university in America, administered by the Jesuits since 1805. According to the 1831 . . . — Map (db m90222) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Hollywood on the Potomac
Think of Georgetown as the real life equivalent of the MGM back lot. Hollywood has used Georgetown as a backdrop for drama, comedy, intrique, romance, crime, disaster — and horror. You are standing near the 75 steps that figured prominently in . . . — Map (db m90168) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Parrott Ropewalk
Here the Richard Parrott Ropewalk manufactured rope and rigging used on sailing vessels that plied their trade in old Georgetown through the early 19th Century. The ropewalk receives its name from the long path used for the laying out of . . . — Map (db m68712) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen BurroughsAfrican American Heritage Trail — 601 50th Street, NE
The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the “three B's” — “Bible, bath and broom” — the school taught skills such as . . . — Map (db m103272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 2 of 16 — T Street ElitesWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomington Heritage Trail
The Roster of LeDroit Park's accomplished African Americans is long. Consider these prominent Washingtonians who lived on T Street. Walter E. Washington and his wife, Bennetta Bullock Washington, lived with her family at 408 T Street. Mrs. . . . — Map (db m110274) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 7 — If These Mansions Could TalkA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Over the years most of Logan Circle's Mansions experienced numerous uses and have returned to private occupancy. For example 15 Logan Circle was completed in 1877 for Lt. Cmdr. Seth Ledyard Phelps, a Civil War Veteran appointed by President . . . — Map (db m66750) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Pratt House
9 Logan Circle has been designated a National Historic Landmark ——— The Preservation of the Pratt house conforms to National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior standards and is consistent with the historic . . . — Map (db m79589) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 2 of 17 — Upheaval and ActivismVillage in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
Beginning in the late 1950s, the community leadership of Mount Pleasant changed from the exclusive Citizens Association to an array of new players. Mount Pleasant Neighbors Association was the first alternative group. It presented festivals and . . . — Map (db m82780) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ernest K. Coulter 1871 - 1952The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Ernest K. Coulter’s enduring contribution is the founding, in 1904, of the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring movement. Coulter lived a life of purpose and passion. Social welfare activist, journalist, lecturer, author, lawyer and advocate for . . . — Map (db m92126) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906The Extra Mile — Points of light Volunteer Pathway
Blessed with an industrious and self-disciplined spirit, Susan B. Anthony persevered through the prejudice and culture of her time to emerge as the architect of a movement which secured the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to . . . — Map (db m92190) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Inaugural Parade Tradition
This montage showing four presidential inaugural parades along 15th St., NW is based on artist Earl Minderman's 1980 visioning of President thomas Jefferson's inaugural parade as well as historic photos of the inauguration of Presidents Garfield, . . . — Map (db m91808) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
In 1909, W.E.B. DuBois, a leading spokesman in the Campaign for racial equality, joined Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey, William English Walling, John Milholland, Oswald Garrison Villard, Frances Blascoer and 54 other prominent Americans as . . . — Map (db m91875) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Griffith Stadium SiteAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Before Howard University Hospital was built in 1975, Griffith Stadium stood here. Constructed in 1914, the stadium was one of the few public spaces that were open to everyone during the segregation era. It was home to the Homestead Grays of the . . . — Map (db m107755) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — America's Oldest Operating Fish Market
The Maine Avenue Fish Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. When it opened in 1805, Washington was the center of the local fish and oyster trade, In the 1900s, it was known for the “jolly fish . . . — Map (db m109723) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Lewis House
This structure has been Recorded by the Historic American Building Survey of the United States Department of Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress — Map (db m100778) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Arts and Industries Building
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District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Joseph Henry
This statue of the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution was made in 1881 by the American sculptor William Wetmore Storey, then working in Rome. Unveiled April 19, 1883. — Map (db m213) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Thomas JeffersonNational Memorial Cornerstone — National Historic Landmark
This Cornerstone was laid by Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States of America 1939 — Map (db m83684) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — Woodley Road Neighbors
An Irish priest and the Duchess of Windsor each separately played a part in Woodley Park's history. In 1912 Father Thomas A. Walsh bought the present site of St. Thomas Apostle Church and Rectory on Woodley Road for $16,750. It was here that he . . . — Map (db m87535) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — Rough Riders
June 1, 1898, Col. Theodore Roosevelt and 170 of his Rough Riders (Indian, cowboys, policemen, clubmen, millionaires, etc.) welcomed here en route to Spanish-American War. There were 6 trains with men, horses and equipment of 1st U.S. Volunteer . . . — Map (db m72270) HM
Florida (Osceola County), Kissimmee — F-304 — Osceola County
Marker Front: Osceola County was created in May, 1887 from portions of Orange and Brevard Counties. One of its sponsors was Senator J. Milton Bryan, who suggested the new county be named for Osceola, the great Seminole warrior. The new county . . . — Map (db m54022) HM
Georgia (Harris County), Pine Mountain — Franklin D. Rooseveltand Dowdell's Knob
This overlook, named Dowdell's Knob, was one of the dearest spots on earth to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Named for an early Harris County family, Dowdell's Knob rises to 1,395 feet above sea level and is the highest point on Pine Mountain. Here,on this . . . — Map (db m69519) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Clinton — LaFayette
On March 25, 1825 LaFayette Paused Here and Made an Address — Map (db m25188) HM
Georgia (Lamar County), Barnesville — 85-1 — Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech
On August 11, 1938, as many as 50,000 people gathered in the stadium of Gordon Military College for an address by President Franklin Roosevelt dedicating the Lamar Electric Cooperative, a project of the New Deal's Rural Electrification . . . — Map (db m28214) HM
Idaho (Caribou County), Soda Springs — 260 — Brigham Young Summer Home
On this site in 1870, the first house in Soda Springs, Uppertown was built under the direction of John Walmsley. It was a one room log cabin twenty-two by eighteen feet, with floor, windows, and shingle roof, known as the Brigham Young Summer Home. . . . — Map (db m35466) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Marshall Illinois1835     1935
To Commemorate The Hundredth Anniversary of Marshall, Illinois Founded by William B. Archer and to Honor George Rogers Clark For whom the county was named placed by The Walter Burdick Chapter Daughters of the . . . — Map (db m104797) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — The Sisters of Mercy
On this site, Sept. 23, 1846, the Sisters of Mercy who provided Chicago with its first hospital, began their charitable, educational and civic services to this city — Map (db m99817) HM
Illinois (Kane County), Dundee — Billy and Ma Sunday
Evangelist William "Billy" Sunday and his wife Helen "Ma" Sunday owned this farm, 1899-1913, and spent their summers here. Ma was born on the farm. Billy was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1862. He played outfield for Chicago and other National League . . . — Map (db m55486) HM
Kentucky (Washington County), Springfield — The Lincoln Cabin
The Lincoln Cabin is a replica of the cabin in which President Abraham Lincoln’s grandmother Bersheba Lincoln, lived and raised her children after the death of her husband, Abraham. In the spring of 1786, Abraham and Bersheba Lincoln were . . . — Map (db m46305) HM
Louisiana (West Feliciana Parish), St. Francisville — Audubon Memorial
Oakley Plantation, 3 miles east, where John James Audubon painted 32 of his "Birds of America." It was built in 1799 by Ruffin Gray and acquired as a state park in 1947 from Miss Lucy Mathews. — Map (db m85574) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — Map (db m7812) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Maryland State House
Built 1772–1779 Capitol of the United States November 26, 1783 – August 13, 1784 In this state house, oldest in the nation still in legislative use, General George Washington resigned his commission before the . . . — Map (db m2864) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Harwood — William Penn
Came here to the home of Col. Thomas Tailler on “the ridge” December 13, 1682 for his first conference with Charles Lord Baltimore as to the location of the boundary line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. — Map (db m3042) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Allegiance by Force
"if there should be an uprising in Baltimore, I shall be compelled to try to put it down; and that gun is the first I shall fire." -- Major General John Dix, U.S. Army,1861 At the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln . . . — Map (db m66636) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Armistead
To Col. George Armistead, April 10, 1779 – April 25, 1818, commander of this fort during the bombardment by the British Fleet, Sept. 13-14 1814. War of 1812. Erected Spet. 12, 1914 by the City of Baltimore, Soc. War of 1812 . . . — Map (db m2595) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Christopher Columbus MemorialColumbus Piazza
Front panel Christopher Columbus discover of America October 12, 1492. Dedicated to the City of Baltimore by the Italian American Organization United of Maryland and the Italian American Community of Baltimore in commemoration of the discovery of . . . — Map (db m103122) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Colonel George Armistead
[front side] This monument is erected in honor of the gallant defender of Fort McHenry near this city during its bombardment by the British Fleet on the 13th and 14th September 1814. He died universally esteemed and regretted on the 25th of April . . . — Map (db m80930) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Federal Hill
Since the founding of Baltimore, 1729, this hill has been a popular point for viewing the city’s growth. Here 4,000 people feasted 1780, to celebrate the ratification by Maryland of the Federal Constitution and in honor of the new government gave . . . — Map (db m2555) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — James Cardinal Gibbons
At this site, on July 23, 1834, was born America’s first Prince of the Church, James Cardinal Gibbons. Although world-renowned for the influence and profoundness of his thought he was always the parish priest striving for the salvation of . . . — Map (db m2703) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — James McHenryIrish-Born Founding Father
Newcomers like James McHenry helped shape the future of the new republic. A native of Ireland's County Antrim, McHenry (1753-1816) emigrated to Philadelphia in 1771 where he studied medicine with Benjamin Rush, one of Colonial America's most . . . — Map (db m6647) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Old East BaltimoreFrom Country Estates to City Living
Old East Baltimore historic district is significant for its association with the history of immigration in Baltimore, its intact rowhouses and religious structures representing a range of architectural styles from the 1840s through the early 1900s, . . . — Map (db m78604) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Orpheus... Hero of Music and Poetry
In 1916 the Fine Arts Commission sponsored a national competition for a statue to honor Francis Scott Key and the defenders who protected Baltimore during the War of 1812. It chose "Orpheus" by Charles Niehaus.

America's involvement in World . . . — Map (db m60452) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Overlea Waiting Station
The first streetcar service to Overlea began on July 14, 1903. Overlea and many other Baltimore suburbs developed when streetcar lines were extended from downtown. These lines allowed workers to live away from the noise and crowds of the city and . . . — Map (db m81294) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Patterson ParkCivil War Camp and Hospital
During the Civil War Patterson Park served as a U.S. Army camp, one of several established as part of the Federal occupation of Baltimore. In 1861 the 10th Maine Infantry Regiment occupied Camp Washburn (named for Maine Gov. Israel Washburn) in the . . . — Map (db m61888) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon
Baltimore’s wealthy not only created the rich architectural setting of Mount Vernon Place, but pioneered modern philanthropy. With the founding of the George Peabody Institute in 1857, George Peabody influenced many other wealthy Baltimoreans . . . — Map (db m79854) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Cone Sisters
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Maryland, Baltimore — The Great Baltimore Fire
On Sunday morning, February 7, 1904, a spark ignited blankets and cotton goods in the firm of John E. Hurst and Company, which stood between Hopkins Place and Liberty on the south side of German (now Redwood) Street. Flames leapt out of control from . . . — Map (db m6154) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument
To Commemorate the Centennial of the Writing of the "Star Spangled Banner," the Pupils of the Public Schools of Baltimore have erected this Memorial upon Hampstead Hill * where, in September, 1814 the Citizen Soldiers of Maryland . . . — Map (db m61891) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — William Edwards Stevenson1900-1985
Boyhood home of the President of Oberlin College and head of Aspen Humanities Institute. Ambassador to the Philippines. Olympic Gold Medalist for the 1600 meter relay in 1924. — Map (db m6468) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Woodrow Wilson1864-1932
Coming to this house as a Hopkins Ph.D. candidate was the first step towards Princeton University's presidency, New Jersey's governorship and the White House. — Map (db m6558) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Battle of North Point1814
Who Dies for Country, doth not yield To death’s uncompromising sway He soars Immortal from the field And dwells untouched by time’s decay               Wm. M. Marine This one-acre of the North Point Battlefield was set aside . . . — Map (db m2136) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Towson — Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Citizens of Baltimore County Who Served Their Nation in Southeast Asia 1957 - 1975 In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives Harvey C. K. A. Au Charles J. Armstrong Leland Bailey James H. Baker, Jr. Larry M. . . . — Map (db m83691) WM
Maryland (Calvert County), Saint Leonard — BrewhouseSurveyed 1651
5½ Miles. ← Mackall’s Landing. Birthplace of Thomas Johnson (1732–1819), member of Continental Congress 1774. Nominated Washington as Commander-in-Chief Continental Army 1775. First elected Governor of Maryland 1777. Associate . . . — Map (db m3467) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), St. Leonard — Weapons of WarAmerican Artillery — Replica Fiberglass Cannon on Carriage
The replica 18-pounder cannon located on the hill is similar to the type used by American forces during the Battle of St. Leonard Creek. “18-pounder” refers to the weight of the cannonballs, which were approximately five inches in . . . — Map (db m80929) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas Stone
Born 1744–Died 1787. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Member of Congress 1775-1784. One time its presiding officer. He lies buried at his home “Haber de Venture” one mile south. — Map (db m1002) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Vienna — Discover: Vienna Heritage
Welcome to Vienna, Maryland. Situated on a bend in the Nanticoke River, Vienna has been a crossroads, a trading center, and a gateway to the Chesapeake Bay for centuries. Today Vienna is busily planning for its future while embracing its past. With . . . — Map (db m63292) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — A Good Night's RestFrederick's Hotel Block
This part of downtown Frederick has long been a place of lodging and hospitality for travelers along the National Road. Kimball's Inn, Talbott's Tavern, the City Hotel and the Francis Scott Key Hotel have occupied this site for over two hundred . . . — Map (db m104243) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Battle BeginsMonocacy National Battlefield
About 8 o'clock a dash was made by the enemy under cover of artillery fire, to drive us from out position, hoping to gain the pike, and proceed on their way to Washington. — Private Daniel B. Freeman, Company G, 10th Vermont Infantry . . . — Map (db m78507) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — First Black High School in Frederick County1921
Founded by Mr. John W. Burner Supervisor of All Black Schools in Frederick County Principal Mr. Maurice Reid Sponsor Frederick Chapter NAACP — Map (db m107198) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Frederick Town BarracksThe American Revolution 1776 - 1783
These barracks served as the first public building for the new state. Founded in 1777, the limestone twins stood tall two years later, thanks to contractor Abraham Faw and local craftsmen. Set atop strategic ground, the Barracks controlled the . . . — Map (db m103418) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — George Washington
On August 5 and 6, 1785, and again June 30 and July 1, 1791, was the guest of Thomas Johnson at the latter's manorial residence which stood on the site of the present farm house, about 150 yards east of this point. Thomas Johnson, a member of the . . . — Map (db m1538) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — No to the Stamp!
“The STAMP-ACT having received a mortal wound by the Hands of Justice, on Saturday last gave up the Ghost, to the great joy of the Inhabitants of Frederick County. The lifeless body lay exposed to public Ignominy 'til Yesterday, when it was . . . — Map (db m103825) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — O Say Can You See?
On the evening, of September 13, 1814, British warships in Baltimore harbor threatened the sovereignty of the United States. They had already burned Washington, D.C. As they bombarded Fort McHenry, the fate of our new nation was uncertain. . . . — Map (db m103175) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The National RoadThe Road that Built the Nation
“. . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance.” —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. From past to present, they have used feet, horses, wagons, stagecoaches, canals, . . . — Map (db m2753) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Ross Home
In this home General Lafayette lodged as a guest of Colonel John McPherson Dec. 29-31, 1824.

In 1840 Francis Scott Key author of the National Anthem was inspired here to write the poem that honors his cousin Mrs. Eleanor . . . — Map (db m88946) HM

Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Unanimous Resolution
“It is the unanimous resolution and opinion of this court that all the business thereof shall and ought to be transacted in the usual and accustomed manner, without any inconvenience or delay to be occasioned from the want of stamped paper, . . . — Map (db m103840) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — MiddletownRansom Demands — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
(preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early’s corps from Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter’s army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . — Map (db m76668) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The First Churches of Western Maryland
The First Churches of Western Maryland Were built on or near this site Dutch Congregation 1711-1786 Lutheran and Reformed 1786-1806 United Brethern 1806-1852 Erected in memory of those who established Churches of Christ . . . — Map (db m106787) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Urbana — Dennis Memorial
This boulder, taken from the bed of the improved Rt. 355 (formerly US Rte. 240) previously stood approximately 50 ft to the south at a point where the old Urbana Road/Georgetown Pike (now Araby Church Road) intersects the relocated improved highway. . . . — Map (db m78432) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — No RespectStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
St. John's Episcopal Church survived the British attack on Havre de Grace May 3, 1813. The enemy spared the 1809 structure but damaged the interior. According to a newspaper account: "Finding nothing to steal (the raiders) 'magnanimously' . . . — Map (db m69194) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Havre de Grace — Rochambeau Plaza
Named for the French General whose troops passed through here in 1781 en route to Yorktown. Records of the French Army noted plans were underway for a town at this place when the troops returned from Yorktown in 1782. — Map (db m1274) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — During the Civil War
During the Civil War, Union troops stationed here guarded the viaduct against destruction by southern forces. The viaduct stands today as originally built, 612 feet long, 28 feet wide, and curving in a graceful four degree arc across the Patapsco. . . . — Map (db m73577) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Bordley Corner
Building built in 1883 by Thomas S. Bordley as a two-story men’s haberdashery. Gutted by fire in 1910. Rebuilt in 1911. Owned and operated as a men’s store by Carl and Ruth Bordley 1922-1950. Now rented by the Bordley family. — Map (db m6157) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — In This Church
was held the first convention which proposed and adopted the name Protestant Episcopal Church November 9, 1780. — Map (db m3067) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Georgetown — Mistress Kitty Knight
In Honor of Mistress Kitty Knight Revolutionary Belle and Beauty A Friend of General George Washington When the British burned Georgetown in 1813 Her Heroic Efforts Saved this House which later became her home. Placed by London . . . — Map (db m62345) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Worton — Christ Episcopal IU Church and CemeteryNational Register of Historical Places — General Philip Reed Burial Place
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m69837) HM WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Beallsville — BeallsvilleSquabble at the cemetery: Whose flag flies today? — Antietam Campaign 1862
On September 9, 1862, the running engagement between Illinois, Indiana, and Virginia cavalry units that began the day before in Poolesville continued in Beallsville when two Federal regiments forced the single regiment of Virginia cavalrymen posted . . . — Map (db m1681) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — The Walter Reed Memorial
The 1903 Walter Reed Memorial Association's vision for a memorial in honor of Major Walter Reed was finally realized on 21 November 1966 on the ground of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. After the center's closure on 15 September . . . — Map (db m75846) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — This Complex of Buildings and Gardens
This complex of buildings and gardens stands on part of the land associated with Descendants of Ninian Beall, who came to Maryland in 1650. His son George reputedly gave his name to Georgetown which in 1752 was carved out of property he owned. — Map (db m73142) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — In This House
In this house August 26-27, 1814, President James Madison and Richard Rush, Attorney General, were sheltered after the burning by the British of the public buildings at Washington August 24-25, 1814. — Map (db m364) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Cabin John — At All Hours
It Shall be the duty, at all hours, by night as well as day, to pass all boats and floats presenting themselves at their locks. — Charles Mercer, President, C&O Canal Company Every time his boat passed through a lock, a boat captain . . . — Map (db m103222) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Clarksburg — Welcome to Froggy Hollow
This area was named in honor of the large and loud frog population around Little Bennett Creek. Before Kingsley School was built, white children living on nearby. were sent to neighboring community schools. With no bus transportation, students had . . . — Map (db m95137) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — Andrew Small AcademyDarnestown
The years following the Civil War were a booming time for Darnestown. Local residents repaired damages from the war and returned to their daily means of livelihood. Andrew Small was a C&O Canal contractor and became familiar with Darnestown during . . . — Map (db m69716) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Derwood — Agricultural History Farm Park
Magruder-Bussard Farm In 1734, John Magruder established a tobacco plantation on this property. Tobacco cultivation continued with his son, Nathan and grandson, Isaac, both of whom were active patriots during the American revolution. Otho . . . — Map (db m105112) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Derwood — Farming and Labor in Montgomery County1861-1865
Local farmers attempted to maintain their agricultural operations despite disorder caused during the Civil War. Out of necessity, planters paid particular attention to weather and planting information provided by Almanacs and newspapers. The . . . — Map (db m105097) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — Goshen Mills
The original Goshen Mills consisted of a three-story brick merchant mill and a smaller frame grist mill. The facility was constructed after 1737 by Ignatius Pigman to serve this small farming community. It relied on water supplied by the Goshen . . . — Map (db m72556) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — History and Purpose of the Gaithersburg Latitude ObservatoryLatitude Observatory Park
The Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory was constructed in 1899 as one of the original four stations selected by the International Geodetic Association to carry out systematic observations to measure the variations in latitude cause by the Earth's . . . — Map (db m56965) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Glen Echo — The Hall of PhilosophyGlen Echo Park
If you were in this spot in 1891, you would have seen a two-story building nestled in trees overlooking the Potomac River and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The Hall of Philosophy was part of the National Chautauqua Assembly at Glen Echo, which offered . . . — Map (db m104011) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Hyattstown — HyattstownUninvited Guests — Antietam Campaign 1862
The roadside village of Hyattstown became the front line when Confederate cavalry stationed to the north in Urbana clashed with Union cavalry reconnoitering from Clarksburg to the south. On the evening of September 8, 1862, Maj. Alonzo W. Adams and . . . — Map (db m1727) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Laytonsville — Rolling RidgeCirca - 1790
North of this monument, Robert Ober, a wealthy merchant built his home. A long tree-lined approach adds prominence to this 1½ story brick Georgian-style residence. This Tidewater style of architecture is rarely found in Montgomery County. . . . — Map (db m72538) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Hungerford Tavern SiteJune 11, 1774
On above date aroused Patriots resolved that every lawful means be used to procure relief from oppressions of the English Parliament and that the most effectual way to secure American Freedom would be to break off all commerce with Great Britain. . . . — Map (db m66403) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — The Prettyman House
This house was built on a 13.5-acre lot on the outskirts of Rockville in 1842. A stone marking the southwest corner of the original 1803 Rockville Plan is between this house and the adjacent Rockville Academy grounds. Matilda Holland, widow of . . . — Map (db m74) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post OfficeTRANSORMA/TRANSFORMA © 2005
[Panel 1:] Blair Mansion: Silver Spring Prior to the development of modern Silver Spring, this immediate area was a bucolic, rural landscape in a portion of Montgomery County then known as Sligo. The property was owned by Francis . . . — Map (db m23488) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Blair Family and the Civil War
In his declaration of war on April 15, 1861, President Lincoln made an urgent request: “I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid said effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, . . . — Map (db m82166) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Harper Family Homestead
Take a moment to think about your home and family life. Thomas Harper and his wife Elizabeth raised six children in this home. Later, their son Richard and his wife Rachel raised fifteen children there. They kept chickens and pigs, had vegetable . . . — Map (db m109224) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Stronghold — Sugarloaf MountainA Signalman’s Lot — Antietam Campaign 1862
You are at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain, where on September 5-6, 1862, Union observers watched the Army of Northern Virginia cross the Potomac River to invade Maryland. A signal station had been established here in the summer of 1861, one in a . . . — Map (db m1749) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — "The Presidents Tree"
Dedicated April 26, 1948 as a living memorial to the men who "Gave their last full measure of devotion to their county" in the War, 1861-1865. The unique inscriptions on this American Beech Tree were carved by the nimble finger of Samuel M'Closky . . . — Map (db m73813) HM WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Walt Penney Field
In honor of Walt Penney who found enjoyment on Takoma Park's sports fields and returned it ten fold. The spirit of “Coach Walt” will be alive in the glee of children at play and the pride of cheering parents. May 14th, 2005. — Map (db m2489) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Indian Queen TavernBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Around 1763, Jacob and Henrietta Wirt constructed a two story wooden tavern here. During the 18th century, taverns offered dinner, drink, and a comfortable bed to weary travelers. A decade later, Jacob died and left his property, including . . . — Map (db m78189) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Incidental Cause of the Star-Spangled Banner (1814)
Following the Battle of Bladensburg and the sacking and burning of Washington, D.C., during the war of 1812, British troops reentered the town of Upper Marlboro on August 26, 1814. It was at this point that some stragglers were arrested and . . . — Map (db m33226) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Brentwood — Original Federal Boundary Stone Northeast 7
Placed in 1791-1792, this is one of forty Aquia Creek sandstone markers outlining the original boundaries of the Federal District as commissioned by President Washington. In 1916, The District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution . . . — Map (db m69426) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Lincoln Oak
This gnarled and ringed stump, attesting to its age, is all that remains of the majestic oak tree that once shaded the old Spring House. Steeped in history, it was put to rest by the forces of nature. Its passing will never be forgotten and its . . . — Map (db m5071) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House
The house you see before you was the home of several plantation owners. John Brown built the Federal-style house in the 1780s. Later, John Brooks and Samuel Berry lived here with their families. Each owner left his imprint by making changes to the . . . — Map (db m68297) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — The War of 1812
During the War of 1812, Nottingham served as the home port for the Chesapeake Flotilla, which consisted of 17 gun-boats under the command of Joshua Barney. In the summer of 1814, the British fleet landed at Benedict in Charles County, then camped in . . . — Map (db m68079) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Capital GuardianThe First Fort
Troubles with Britain caused Congress in 1807 to authorize an improved system of forts along the Atlantic Coast to guard harbors, rivers, and seaports. The first fort, Fort Warburton, was completed in 1809. Located near the river in front of the . . . — Map (db m7980) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Fort FooteProtecting the Nation’s Capital
High on a bluff, a hundred feet above the Potomac River, twelve heavy guns commanded the approach to the city. Smaller cannon were placed to protect Fort Foote from landward attack. Numerous buildings were constructed to house and support the large . . . — Map (db m41414) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fort Washington — Water Battery
Construction of this inverted V-shaped outerwork began in 1814. Traces of its shape are visible today. Surrounded by a dry ditch, the Water Battery mounted 24-pounder guns that provided an additional level of firepower to the fort. The Water . . . — Map (db m8061) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — Philip Reed
This Memorial Honors Philip Reed The slave who built the statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol, died a free man on Feb. 6, 1892, and is buried here at National Harmony Memorial Park. — Map (db m73095) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Dinosaur Alley
Dinosaurs lived during most of the Mesozoic Era (235 to 65 million years ago), on every continent on Earth. In Maryland, each of three Mesozoic time periods in which dinosaurs live is represented in its geology -- Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. . . . — Map (db m67139) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Dinosaurs in Maryland!
In 1842, English scientist Sir Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur" to describe a group of ancient reptiles that inhabited the Earth from 230 to 65 million years ago. The discovery of the first dinosaur bones and the knowledge they reveal about . . . — Map (db m67193) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — The Capture of AlexandriaOxon Cove Park
It was indeed a day and night of horrors, the fleet … lay directly before our house.Mary DeButts, writing to her sister Millicent on March 18, 1815. From this farm, Mary DeButts saw a small fleet on . . . — Map (db m48959) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland - Mount Welby — [Oxon Hill Farm]
[Panel 1:] The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland Samuel DeButts was born in Ireland in 1756. He began a career as a doctor in England and there met and married his wife, Mary Welby, in 1785. Samuel’s medical practice was difficult, . . . — Map (db m49056) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — War Comes to Mount Welby[Oxon Hill Farm]
“I should not be surprised if Government persists in their determination to quarrel with England that we should experience all the horrors of civil discord.” Letter of Mary Welby De Butts to her brother, Richard Earl . . . — Map (db m49145) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Hollywood — Tobacco's Impact
Tobacco farming dramatically changed Southern Maryland's natural environment by depleting the rich soils of nutrients. In the 18th and 19th centuries, farmers rotated fields, introduced fertilizers and guano (bat dung), and employed deeper plowing . . . — Map (db m62613) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross
2000 acres granted Sept. 8th, 1639 to Thomas Cornwaleys who came to Maryland with “The Ark and The Dove.” He and Jerome Hawley were appointed “His Lordship’s Commissioners for the government of said Province” 1633 with . . . — Map (db m977) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Inigoes — The Tulip Disaster
On November 11, 1864, U.S.S. Tulip converted lighthouse tender gunboat, acting master William H. Smith, U.S. Navy commanding, departed this area for Washington for boiler repair. When off Piney Point, she blew up and sank, presumably . . . — Map (db m62177) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hager MillHeart of the Civil War Heritage Area
Hager Mill was constructed in 1790 by Daniel Stull and Colonel Nathaniel Rochester and the nearby miller's house has a date stone inscribed 1791. Prior to the Civil War, it was owned by the Hager Family. During the war, Andrew Hager operated this . . . — Map (db m106780) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Matthias Peter Möller1854 - 1937 — Business And Industry Figure
Möller was the founder of some of the most successful businesses in Hagerstown's history. He moved his organ factory to Hagerstown in 1881 and it grew to become the largest in the world. it produced over 11,000 instruments before closing in 1992. in . . . — Map (db m107055) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Ransom of Hagerstown
This courthouse was built in 1873, replacing the courthouse that stood at this site during the Civil War. In 1864, Confederate General John McCausland met with town officials and the directors of the Hagerstown Bank in the court clerk's office to . . . — Map (db m20848) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — John Quincy Adams
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New York (Columbia County), Hillsdale — NY-30/MA-1 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
New York Side:Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by . . . — Map (db m24006) HM
New York (Essex County), Ticonderoga — NY-1 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
From this fortress went Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m9780) HM
New York (Fulton County), Johnstown — Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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New York (Fulton County), Johnstown — Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony    1815 - 1902         1820 - 1906
The History of Woman Suffrage in Four Volumes is the documentary masterpiece from 50 years of co-operative teamwork between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Both were outstanding leaders in the campaign for . . . — Map (db m50238) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
President Theodore Roosevelt was born here on October 27, 1858, and lived here until he was 15. The house, a typical brownstone of the 1840s, was restored in 1923 and opened as a museum. — Map (db m40150) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Former Residence of Thomas Jefferson
This plaque marks the site of the former residence of Thomas Jefferson third President of the United States of America who on March 21 1790 as first Secretary of State under President Washington came to New York City then seat of the Federal . . . — Map (db m57569) HM
New York (New York County), New York City — George and Ira Gershwin
George Gershwin 1898 - 1937 Ira Gershwin 1896 - 1983 The composer, and the lyricist, lived here between 1929–33, the years they wrote Broadway show Girl Crazy and, their political satires, Of Thee I Sing, and Let . . . — Map (db m98477) HM
New York (Niagara County), Lewiston — The Battle of Queenston HeightsWar of 1812 — October 13, 1812
On this day, Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer launched a U.S. attack on British Canada with an assault force of regulars and militia. Initially they were pinned down along the shore until Captain John Ellis Wool and his men scaled the heights . . . — Map (db m57083) HM
New York (Schenectady County), Schenectady — Cur Non?
Cur Non! On June 11, 1825 Major General Marquis De Lafayette, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen of France And of the United States, Was the Guest of the Honorable Joseph C. Yates, Governor of The State . . . — Map (db m34319) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-12 — Lafayette
On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse. — Map (db m24377) HM
North Carolina (Durham County), Durham — G-80 — Bennett Place
Farm home of James Bennett, where Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his army to Gen. William T. Sherman, April 26, 1865. Johnston’s surrender followed Lee’s at Appomattox by 17 days and ended the Civil War in the Carolinas, Georgia, . . . — Map (db m1495) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — Theodore Roosevelt Memorial OakBorn October 27th, 1858 • Died January 6th, 1919
This tree (a Scarlett Oak) was placed here by the Roosevelt National Living Memorial Association, as a living tribute to the great lover and defender of Country and Flag, and our youngest President of the United States—Theodore Roosevelt. . . . — Map (db m9866) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — 43-31 — William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft
William Howard Taft Born here on September 15, 1857, William Howard Taft is the only American to have served as President and Chief Justice of the United States. His unique career of public service began after he graduated from Yale University . . . — Map (db m59348) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canton — 6-76 — The McKinley National Memorial
William McKinley served the nation as president, the people of Ohio as governor, and the citizens of his congressional district as a representative. McKinley was shot by an assassin in Buffalo, New York, in September 1901 and died several days . . . — Map (db m67439) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Braddock — Braddock's Spring
was near this tablet. Here General Braddock was refreshed and the wounds bathed that he received in the Battle of Braddock's Defeat. July, 9, 1755, From these wounds he died July 13, 1755 ----------------- Erected 1917. That year . . . — Map (db m98945) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Wilkes-Barre — George Catlin
The great painter of Indian portraits was born here July 26 1796 of Connecticut ancestry. Until 1823 he practiced law here and nearby. He began painting Indian pictures six years later. — Map (db m18590) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Commodore David Porter
One of the most heroic sons of Pennsylvania having long represented the country with fidelity as Minister resident at Constantinople. Died at that city in the patriotic discharge of his duty. March 30,1843. — Map (db m81797) WM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek — Mayday!
The day begins with a cloudless, bright blue sky over the mid-Atlantic states. Seven crew members assigned to Flight 93 prepare for the early morning nonstop flight from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California. Thirty-three passengers are . . . — Map (db m100646) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stoystown — Forbes RoadStony Creek Encampment
A fortified supply depot known as the Stony Creek encampment or fort was a little north of here. The route then leads north to the foot of Laurel Hill, the site of Tomahawk camp. — Map (db m60109) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Fort Moultrie
Military reservation Named in Honor of Col. William Moultrie who commanded Fort Sullivan (now Fort Moultrie) comprising the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of infantry and a detachment of the 4th South Carolina Regiment (Artillery) during the . . . — Map (db m19125) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Grave of General William Moultrie
Down the walk on your left is the grave of General William Moultrie, a citizen of Charleston, who on June 28, 1776 led American troops in the defense of the city. From the walls of the unfinished palmetto log fort on Sullivan's Island he won a . . . — Map (db m31915) 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
Tennessee (Gibson County), Trenton — David Crockett
Pioneer — Statesman — Hero Born August 17, 1786 • Died March 6, 1836 Served three terms in the Congress of the United States while a resident of this county. Emigrated to Texas in 1835, and was killed at the Alamo fighting . . . — Map (db m55211) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — First Holiday Inn
The world’s first Holiday Inn was opened on this site, August 1, 1952 by Memphis entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson as a result of his unsatisfactory lodging experiences on a vacation the prior summer with his wife Dorothy and their five children. He soon . . . — Map (db m63364) HM
Texas (Midland County), Midland — 13058 — George W. Bush Childhood Home
George Herbert Walker Bush and wife Barbara (Pierce) came to Texas in 1948, moving to Midland with son George Walker Bush in 1950. They bought this home in 1951 and while here faced the loss of daughter Robin and celebrated the birth of two sons. . . . — Map (db m86342) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — The LBJ Plaza
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) and opened in the spring of 1971. The design featured the monumental library building clad in Roman travertine and an expansive plaza . . . — Map (db m35834) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Home of Dr. James Craik(Born 1730 - Died Feb. 6, 1814)
Close personal friend and family physician of Washington. Surgeon in Braddock's campaign, also with Washington throughout the Revolutionary War. Was at his bedside when he died and received his last messages. — Map (db m72341) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Home of Elisha Cullen Dick(Born 1750 - Died 1825)
Was consulting physician in Washington's last illness. At the moment of Washington's death he stopped the bedroom clock, which can be seen in Alexandria Washington Lodge, and conducted the Masonic Funeral service at his grave. — Map (db m71751) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Home of Henry Lee(Light Horse Harry)
Famous Revolutionary Soldier, Father of Robert E. Lee. Was ardent supporter of Federalists. Defended Washington in political contests and delivered eulogy before Congress at Washington's Death in which he used the now famous phrase: "First in . . . — Map (db m72316) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Fairfax House1749 ▿ 1771
This house was built and owned for twenty years by the Fairfaxes of Belvoir Col. William Fairfax 1691 ▿▿▿ 1757 Col. George William Fairfax 1724 ▿▿▿ 1787 Patrons Instructors and friends of Washington, . . . — Map (db m92329) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Memorial PoolCasualties of Segregation
African Americans in Alexandria suffered, along with other of their race, when a segregated system prevented them from enjoying recreation facilities in their hometown. From 1926 to 1951, the city had a municipal pool for white residents only. . . . — Map (db m80843) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Ronald Reagan
The statue of Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States from 1981-1989, is located northeast of this location at the driving entrance to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In 1987, President Reagan's Secretary of . . . — Map (db m70983) HM
Virginia, Fairfax — Monument to John Q. Marr
This stone marks the scene of the opening conflict of the war of 1861–1865, when John Q. Marr, Captain of the Warrenton Rifles, who was the first soldier killed in action, fell 800 ft. S. 46 W. Mag. of this spot, June 1st, 1861. — Map (db m620) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Middletown — A-14 — End Of Sheridan’s Ride
This knoll marks the position of the Union Army when Sheridan rejoined it at 10:30 A.M., October 19, 1864, in the Battle of Cedar Creek. His arrival, with Wright's efforts, checked the Union retreat. — Map (db m577) HM
Virginia (Frederick County), Middletown — Heater Fields
The 2nd (Vermont) Brigade of the 2nd Division, VI U.S. Corps, briefly deployed around the Heater House as skirmishers in the first federal effort to stop the 19 October 1864 Confederate morning attack. When this proved unfeasible, the entire . . . — Map (db m15653) HM
Virginia, Fredericksburg — Clara Barton
1862 - 1962 In Memory of Clara BartonFounder of the American Red Cross. A devoted nurse and tireless organizer who knew no enemy but the unfeeling heart. We walk the ways she took in easing the suffering at the Battle of Fredericksburg when the . . . — Map (db m14428) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — First Mass. Cavalry
First Mass. Cavalry 3rd Brigade 2nd Cavalry Division June 17, 1863 Erected By The First Mass Cavalry Association 1889 Killed and Died of Wounds Sergt. C.C. Schwarz Co. A, Pvt. A. Ammann Co. A, Pvt. M.F. Daniels Co. A, . . . — Map (db m104322) WM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Ball’s Bluff National Cemetery
The twenty-five graves here in one of America’s smallest national cemeteries contain the partial remains of 54 Union soldiers killed at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, October 21, 1861. All are unidentified except Pvt. James Allen of Northbridge, . . . — Map (db m2235) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Battlefield Historic Restoration Project
In 2004, Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park began a restoration project on the battlefield where you stand today. The objective of the effort is to return about 12 acres of the battlefield to its approximate appearance in 1861. First hand . . . — Map (db m19329) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Weems Botts Museum
The Weems-Botts House offers a fascinating history on Virginia’s oldest chartered town and two of the more colorful personalities to have lived here: the Rev. Mason Locke Weems and attorney Benjamin Botts. Weems, biographer of George Washington, was . . . — Map (db m5371) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Dumfries — Williams Ordinary
Built in the form of an eighteenth century mansion, neither a construction date nor a builder for the Ordinary is known. It has been suggested that it was built around 1765 by James Wren because of the many stylistic parallels between it and the . . . — Map (db m5368) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Valley PikeTumbling Run Near Fisher's Hill
1864 Valley Campaign Here on Tumbling Run are the remains of the "Old Pike" stone bridge. The Valley Turnpike Company was chartered in 1838 as a joint-stock corporation. The turnpike followed the route of the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia . . . — Map (db m4171) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 5 — Historic StrasburgStop # 5
The Strasburg Depot sat one block north on Fort Street (for many years known as Depot St.). Notice where the road veers left then right again and up the hill. A modest passenger station was located there. Longtime residents may remember the 7:35 . . . — Map (db m74070) HM
Virginia, Staunton — Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson
Commemorating the Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson this enclosing wall and garden laid out as of the period of 1846 – 1857 is dedicated by the Garden Club of Virginia — Map (db m58784) HM
Virginia, Winchester — WinchesterThe Valley Campaigns — 1862 & 1864 Valley Campaigns
Winchester’s location at the north end of the Shenandoah Valley made it a place of strategic importance during the Civil War. From here, roads led north and east threatening Washington, D.C., and the Valley Turnpike led south and west endangering . . . — Map (db m2657) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Harpers Ferry — John Brown
That this nation might have a new birth of freedom, That slavery should be removed forever from American soil. John Brown and his 21 men gave their lives. To commemorate their heroism, this tablet is placed on this . . . — Map (db m99510) HM WM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Spirit of 1775Liberty or Death Don't Tread on Me
Less than half mile eastward is the famous spring around which, from their rendezvous on lands of Morgan and Bedinger, July 17th, 1775 Captain Hugh Stephenson’s Company of Virginia Riflemen, 98 volunteers started on their bee-line march to Boston . . . — Map (db m107687) HM
West Virginia (Marshall County), Glen Dale — Harriet B. Jones(b. 3 June 1856; d. 28 June 1943)
Born 3 June 1856, in 1885 was first licensed woman physician in state; opened private practice then hospital in Wheeling, 1892. Jones was active in temperance and women's suffrage; and promoted establishment of state sanitariums in Terra Alta & . . . — Map (db m57247) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — In Memoriam
Dedicated May 31, 1993 — Map (db m78793) WM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Independence HallBeginning of Statehood — The First Campaign
This building, erected as a Federal customs house in 1859, is known as West Virginia Independence Hall. Considered the birthplace of West Virginia, it is the site of a series of events that led to the state’s creation in 1863. In spring and . . . — Map (db m34566) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Vineyard Hills
Site of 31 acre vineyard owned and operated by Father John Peter Kreusch (1818-88), German priest who served Saint Alphonsus German Catholic Church (1859-83). Vineyard, set circa 1862, yielded from 4,000 to 15,000 gallons of unadulterated altar wine . . . — Map (db m64228) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling
Indian word. Settled, 1769, by Ebenezer, Jonathan, Andrew, and Silas Zane. Fort Henry, once Fort Fincastle, built, 1774. Mail boats, 1794, National Pike, 1818, and B&O Railroad, 1852, combined with its iron mills to make Wheeling a great . . . — Map (db m534) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling -- "a pretty considerable Village"Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
"this was a considerable Village contains about fifty houses...it is situated on the east side of the river on an elevated bank; the landing is good, just below the town and on the side big Wheeling creek emtys itself into the Ohio..." -- . . . — Map (db m71105) HM

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