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By J. J. Prats, April 2, 2006
Garrett Park, MD. Marker
Ontario (Algoma District), Sault Ste. Marie — Anna Jameson1794-1860
On St Mary's River Drive 0.2 kilometers west of Foster Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London, this famous 19th century author, illustrator and social reformer joined her husband, Robert Jameson, Attorney General of Upper Canada, at Toronto in 1836. The following June, unescorted, Mrs. Jameson . . . — Map (db m105960) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — General Richard Montgomery
On Rue Saint Louis just from Rue Sainte-Ursule, on the left when traveling east.
To the memory of General Richard Montgomery who fell at Pres de Ville, at the foot of Cape Diamond during the December 31, 1775 attack. The next day, his body was brought to the house of Jean Gaubert which stood on this spot, and encoffined prior . . . — Map (db m80803) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour
On Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
Side A At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks’ trial, as a . . . — Map (db m86422) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom City
On Sutter Street at Wool Street, in the median on Sutter Street. Reported missing.
In 1827 “Bible Totin” Jed Smith camped here in. In 1850 these diggings became known as Negro Bar, then named Granite City after the rocks, and in 1855 Joseph Folsom lent his name to this fair city. Also in 1855 Folsom hired Theodore . . . — Map (db m57985) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Allen Ginsberg(1926-1997) — Rainbow Honor Walk
On Castro Street near 18th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Renowned poet, leading figure of the Beat Generation of American writers and artists, champion of freedom of expression and sexual self-determination. — Map (db m99801) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dahlia Hotel
On Turk Street, on the right when traveling east.
Dahlia Hotel c. 1907 Formerly Hotel Taylor Hotel Thames This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin Historic DistrictMap (db m91514) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Men of Vision
Joseph Strauss dreamed of a golden bridge spanning San Francisco Bay. But people opposed it fearing it would never survive the strong tides, it would lower property values, it would ruin the view. More than 2,000 lawsuits were filed to stop . . . — Map (db m90765) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Bulldog BathsUptown Tenderloin Historic District
On Turk Street west of Taylor Street, on the right when traveling west.
130 Turk Street c. 1923 Formerly housed the Bulldog Baths. This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m63787) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Hamden — Eli Whitney — Inventor of the Cotton Gin
On Whitney Avenue at Armory Street, on the right when traveling north on Whitney Avenue.
Eli Whitney 1765 – 1825 Inventor of the Cotton Gin On this site in 1798, Eli Whitney established the first manufactory for the production of fire arms in the United States. Here he invented and used the uniformity system of manufacture . . . — Map (db m28744) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), South Fenwick Island — S.C.-74 — Transpeninsular Line
On Lighthouse Road (Delaware Route 54) near Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1) when traveling south.
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), Adams Morgan — 5 of 18 — Ambassadors of FaithRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
On 16th Street, NW just south of Harvard Street, NW, on the right when traveling south.
Three dramatic religious structures dominate this corner. They are among some 40 religious institutions lining 16th Street between the White House and the Maryland state line. Many serve as unofficial “embassies” representing the . . . — Map (db m17076) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — The ›Duke‹ Ellington Memorial Bridge
On Calvert Street, on the right when traveling west.
Named in honor of Edward Kennedy Ellington 1899-1974 Native Son Composer - Performer - Playwright International Statesman of Goodwill — Map (db m67913) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 2 — Faith and ActionAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast when traveling north.
Settled by the formerly enslaved. Some Barry Farm-era churches still serve the neighborhood. Macedonia Baptist Church, about a block to your left at 2625 Stanton Road, was organized in 1866 by Rev. James William Howard. Ten years later a group . . . — Map (db m100825) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 18 — The Sage of AnacostiaAn East-of-the River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
On W St. SE at 14th St. SE, on the right when traveling east on W St. SE.
This imposing property once belonged to Anacostia’s most famous resident: Frederick Douglass. After escaping slavery as a young man, Douglass rose to become a distinguished abolitionist, writer, publisher, and orator. By the 1860s Douglass was one . . . — Map (db m88723) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Heroes of 1814 — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
On E Street SE, on the left when traveling east.
Congressional Cemetery, founded 1807, is the resting ground for many War of 1812 figures. Among them are Navy Yard Commandant Thomas Tingey, the first architect of the Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, State Department Clerk Stephen Pleasonton, and . . . — Map (db m80481) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 12 — Automobiling on The AvenueBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
On Georgia Avenue at Underwood Street, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue.
This busy section once was a "Country Road" to Washingtonians looking for peace and recreation. If you drove by here a century ago, you would have passed woods and large estates, and might even have seen fox hunters. Across Georgia was the . . . — Map (db m72813) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 4 — Crossroads Create CommunityBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
On Georgia Avenue (U.S. 29) at Missouri Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue.
The Grand, Neo-classical Revival style building that you see across Georgia Avenue north of Missouri opened in 1925 as the Bank of Brightwood, thanks to efforts of the Brightwood Citizens Association. Designed by Treasury Department architect . . . — Map (db m72818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Alva Belmont House
Near Constitution Avenue.
Of this House The oldest part is one of the earliest buildings in this region. Robert Sewall bought the property and enlarged the house in 1799, and rebuilt and greatly altered it after war damage in 1814. Residence and office of . . . — Map (db m69271) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Cortelyou House1891 — Residence of George B. Cortelyou
Near Maryland Avenue (U.S. 1A) at 3rd Street Northeast.
This residence was designed by architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. and built in 1891 for Daniel Birtwell. In 1900, George Bruce Cortelyou occupied the house when he became secretary to President McKinley. Cortelyou continued to serve in public office . . . — Map (db m69292) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns
On Pennsylvania Avenue at West Executive Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Pennsylvania Avenue.
These five-inch brass trophy guns were captured from the Spanish Arsenal at Cavete [sic], in the Phillipine [sic] Islands on May 1, 1898, following the defeat of the Spanish Squadron in Manila Bay by the United States Navy. Admiral . . . — Map (db m71257) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The Octagon
On New York Ave, NW east of 18th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west.
Built between 1799 and 1802 by Colonel John Tayloe III (1771-1828) and his wife Ann Ogle Tayloe (1772-1855) Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828) Architect Occupied by President and Mrs. Madison from August 1814 to March 1815 after the burning . . . — Map (db m40225) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Chapel HallGallaudet College
On Lincoln Circle, South north of Florida Avenue, NE.
Chapel Hall Gallaudet College has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935, this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m40459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Holy Trinity Church[Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola]
On N Street, NW east of 36th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west.
Erected 1792 First place for public Catholic worship in what is now the District of Columbia — Map (db m22075) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 6 Logan
On Logan Circle NW.
Built for Capt. Allen V. Reed, USN Circa 1878 Renovated 1986 by Allan Bortel & Associates — Map (db m80163) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Vermont Avenue Baptist Church1530 Vermont Avenue, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
On Vermont Avenue, NW at 15th Street, NW, on the right when traveling south on Vermont Avenue, NW.
Vermont Avenue Baptist Church was formed in 1866 by seven formerly enslaved men and women meeting in the home of John and Amy Slaughter. They joined the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church for assistance in organizing their own church. Then, led by . . . — Map (db m54677) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Park View — 16 — From Beer Garden to Park ViewLift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
On Georgia Avenue at Kenyon Street, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue. Reported missing.
"Innumerable colored Chinese lanterns ... shedding that dim uncertain light which is the delight of lovers and the poetry of beer drinking" -- Washington Post, June 1879 Back when this area was open fields, German Americans . . . — Map (db m99221) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 601 Pennsylvania Avenue
On Pennsylvania Avenue, NW at 6th Street, NW on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
On this site in 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was first sung in public. The most famous of several hotels on this block was Brown's Marble Hotel (1851-1935), an innovative Greek Revival landmark, where John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln were guests. . . . — Map (db m66714) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Melvin JonesThe Extra Mile — Points of Light Voluteer Pathway
Near 15th Street at G Street.
Believing in the power of cooperative altruism, Melvin Jones helped shape Lions Club International into the largest network of services clubs in the world. The organization is committed to assisting the visually impaired and supporting sight . . . — Map (db m91918) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Near 15th Street Northwest at Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.
Two Journeys Lie Ahead. One is the tangible journey of visiting this monument and taking inspiration from the noble achievements of the men and women honored by the bronze medallions that form the pathway ahead. The other — less . . . — Map (db m92238) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The New Willard
On Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 0.1 miles from 14th Street , NW (Highway 1), on the right when traveling west.
Erected 1901 Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished . . . — Map (db m6618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Northern Baptist Convention
Near 8th Street Northwest at H Street Northwest.
In This Building On May 16-17, 1907 —The— Northern Baptist Convention Was Formed and The Hon. Charles Evans Hughes Elected Its First President — Map (db m100889) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998The Extra Mile
Near G Street Northwest.
Wallace Campbell, together with Lincoln Clark and Arthur Ringland, founded Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) in 1945 to rush lifesaving assistance to the survivors of World War II in Europe and Asia. Over 100 million relief . . . — Map (db m91984) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — 19 of 19 — Mr. Lincoln’s RideLift Every Voice Georgia Avenue — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
On Georgia Avenue, NW (U.S. 29) at Rock Creek Church Rd., NW, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue, NW.
It’s the summer of 1862. Early morning, but already hot and dusty. You’re standing at this spot, when you see a tall man on horseback. It’s President Abraham Lincoln. You’re pleased to see him, but not surprised. After all, he rides by here often. . . . — Map (db m52973) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 12 of 19 — Beyond the BasicsLift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
On Euclid Street, NW, on the left when traveling east.
During the Civil War, thousands of once-enslaved people crowded into DC, desperate for shelter, work, and protection. Most vulnerable were orphans and children separated from their families. In 1863 the National Association for the Relief of . . . — Map (db m98365) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — 6 of 19 — Medical Care for All"Lift Every Voice" — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
On Bryant Street, NW east of 6th Street, NW, on the left when traveling east.
During the Civil War (1861-1865), thousands of formerly enslaved people came to Washington in search of new lives. They needed work, education, shelter – and health care. In 1862 the U.S. government responded with Freedmen’s Hospital, located . . . — Map (db m51723) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Navigating the Potomac River
Near Water Street Southwest.
Beginning in 1815, steamboats ferried passengers and goods across the river and connected the waterfront to Richmond and other points via Aquia Creek. Today's riverside activities continue to include boat day trips, excursions, and pleasure cruises . . . — Map (db m112444) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Takoma — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2
On Maple Street, NW 0 miles north of Carroll Street, NW, on the left when traveling north.
Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — Map (db m125026) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — The Mason Estate
Near George Washington Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
In contrast to the island today, this 1818 map by Robert King portrays the island as one continuous garden rich in native and cultivated plants, flowers, and fruits and divided by an avenue planted with trees. The estate was the summer retreat for . . . — Map (db m19988) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cartersville — 008-41 — Battle of Allatoona
Near Unnamed road 1 mile south of Georgia Route 20 Spur.
After the fall of Atlanta, hoping Sherman would follow, Hood moved his Confederate army north, sending French’s Division to fill the railroad cut at Allatoona, and burn the railroad bridge over the Etowah River, to hamper Sherman’s movement. . . . — Map (db m21843) HM
Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — 022-1 — Charles Carroll of Carrollton
On Newnan Street (Georgia Route 166) at Dixie Street, on the right when traveling east on Newnan Street.
Carroll County, created by an act of the Georgia legislature in December, 1826, proudly bears the name of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1737. He attended preparatory schools in this country . . . — Map (db m12872) HM
Georgia (Gordon County), Calhoun — Sequoyah
On North Wall Street (U.S. 41) at Joseph Vann Highway (Georgia Route 225), on the left when traveling south on North Wall Street.
Originator of the Cherokee Indian alphabet. Two miles east of this spot is New Echota, the last Indian capital in Georgia, where Sequoyah lived. Here was published the "Cherokee Phoenix," only newspaper edited in an Indian language. . . . — Map (db m87047) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
Near South Wabash Avenue at 9th Street.
Fairbanks Morse & Company Building Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior Built 1906 — Map (db m99883) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hotel Somerset
Near South Wabash Avenue at Roosevelt Road.
Hotel Somerset Built 1889 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m99908) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — John A. Logan
Near South Michigan Avenue.
. . . — Map (db m100606) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Old Fort Dearborn
On North Michigan Avenue when traveling south.
Here • Stood Old • Fort • Dearborn 1803 – 1812 — Map (db m79616) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Birthplace of Herbert Hoover
On S Downey Street, on the left when traveling north.
Birthplace of Herbert Hoover First President of the United States born west of the Mississippi River. Marked by Pilgrim Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m86708) HM
Kansas (Montgomery County), Coffeyville — William Howard Taft27th President — United States of America
On 9th Street at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on 9th Street.
on this site, September 25, 1911, while on a train tour of eastern Kansas, President Taft addressed 30,000 citizens of the Coffeyville area. Dedicated September 25, 1991 — Map (db m60804) HM
Kentucky (Pulaski County), Nancy — George Henry ThomasThe Rock of Chickamauga, the Sledge of Nashville
Near Kentucky Route 235 0.1 miles south of Kentucky Road 761, on the left when traveling south.
Note: this marker is weathered and partly illegible. Some words are inferred and others are indecipherable. George Henry Thomas was born in Southampton County, Virginia, July 31, 1815. At the age sixteen he was forced to flee his home along . . . — Map (db m62970) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Kenner — La Salle's Landing
Near Reverend Richard Wilson Dr. (State Highway 48) near Williams Blvd., on the right when traveling south.
In 1682 the French explorer, Robert Cavalier de la Salle, landed in an Indian village later to be known as the city of Kenner. Proclaiming ownership in the name of Louis XIV, King of France, he erected a cypress cross to commemorate the historic . . . — Map (db m96428) HM
Maine (Knox County), Camden — Edna St. Vincent Millay1892 — 1950
Near Mount Battie Road.
“All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight . . . — Map (db m35439) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito
On Santee Road.
In memory of Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito who died in Washington on Jan 26, 1939 & whose remains were by order of President Franklin D Roosevelt conveyed on board the USS Astoria to his native land. In grateful appreciation of American . . . — Map (db m70122) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Naval School
Near Maryland Avenue.
Naval School Founded October 10th 1845. James K. Polk. President of the United States. Geo. Bancroft Secretary of the Navy. — Map (db m63572) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Entering Fort McHenry ... A Deadly Crossfire
Near E. Fort Avenue.
You are standing in the most vulnerable point of Fort McHenry, and potentially the most deadly. The main entrance was the weakest part of the fort's walls. Fearing a British land attack, the defenders built the Ravelin (the structure to your right) . . . — Map (db m66509) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Federal Hill
On Warren Street at Henry Street, on the right when traveling west on Warren Street.
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 — Francis Scott Key
On Eutaw Place at West Lanvale Street, on the left when traveling north on Eutaw Place.
1780-1843 Presented to the City of Baltimore Charles L. Marburg [this marker tells its story in a pictorial manner] On one side, ships are depicted bombarding Fort McHenry. On the other, the view is from Fort McHenry out onto the ships in . . . — Map (db m6548) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Infusing Style and Sophistication:The Influence of Maximilian Godefroy
Near West Fayette Street at North Greene Street.
For its first 25 years, the burying ground remained a simple place characterized by plain grave markers. After 1810, tastes changed and First Presbyterian Church's leading public figures demanded the ornate. The most dramatic change was a new . . . — Map (db m6645) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mergenthaler House
On West Lanvale Street, on the right when traveling east.
From 1894 to 1899, this house was the residence of Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German immigrant who revolutionized the art of printing with his invention of the Linotype. Previously a typesetter searched for a single character, then placed it in a line . . . — Map (db m6582) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — O'er the Ramparts We Watch!Which Flag Flies Today?
Near E. Fort Avenue.
The forts walls are called ramparts. An American flag flies over Fort McHenry twenty four hours a day by Presidential Proclamation. The size of the flag varies. On clear days with the right amount of wind, a full-size replica of the . . . — Map (db m61434) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Site of Poe’s Death
On Broadway 0.1 miles south of Fayette Street, on the right when traveling south.
This structure, now the east building of Church Hospital, was erected in 1836, to house the Washington Medical College. Edgar Allan Poe, author, and poet, was brought here, ill and semi-conscious, on October 3, 1849 and died four days later. In . . . — Map (db m2426) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Guns that Won the Battle
Near E. Fort Avenue.
The gun deck in front of you is a partial representation of the forts 1814 Water Battery. Made up of 26 cannons in two tiers, the Water Battery comprised the fort's primary means of defense.

The Cannons that stood here fired shot weighing 18 . . . — Map (db m60411) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — The Harris Bus
On N Holliday Street, on the left when traveling south.
The race to invent a gasoline-powered motor vehicle began in earnest in the 1890's. Most investors started with the modest idea of a two-seater, but William Thomas Harris, an engineer of this city, was more ambitious. He proposed a 15-passenger bus. . . . — Map (db m6309) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Washington Monument
On Washington Place, on the right.
The Washington Monument, constructed between 1815 and 1829, was the nation's first formal tribute to the leader of the United States. Following the custom of the day, the design was chosen in a competition and the cost defrayed by a public lottery. . . . — Map (db m90316) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Battle of North Point1814
On North Point Road (Maryland Route 20) at Kimberly Road, on the right when traveling south on North Point Road.
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), Dundalk — Hitting HomeStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
On North Point Road.
People living in the path of the British army as it marched toward Baltimore in September 1814 feared the worst. Some hurriedly hid valuables; others packed what they could and fled. Residents who remained faced the enemy with courage.

The . . . — Map (db m83039) HM

Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — To Honor the HeroesStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
On North Point Road.
Baltimore successfully resisted the British assault in September 1814, thanks to thousands of determined volunteer citizen-soldiers. The following year a grateful city laid the cornerstone for the Battle Monument in downtown Baltimore, the first War . . . — Map (db m83041) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Port Republic — School #7Rural One-Room School During Segregation — Calvert County — Port Republic
Near Broomes Island Road (Maryland Route 264) 0.4 miles south of Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2), on the left when traveling south.
Port Republic School #7 was built on this site around 1870 and remained in continuous use until it was closed in 1932. This school is from a time when free public education for all was a new concept in post-Civil War America. This schoolhouse . . . — Map (db m66097) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Keysville — Francis Scott Key
On Keysville Bruceville Road when traveling south.
Francis Scott Key Author of The Star Spangled Banner Gave This Ground For Church And School Purposes In 1823 Erected by The P.O.S. of A. Of Maryland June 10, 1916 — Map (db m80086) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes
On East Baltimore Street at Reindollar Street, on the right when traveling east on East Baltimore Street.
The arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1871 placed the town's merchants and farmers in an advantageous economic situation. Edward Reindollar expanded a grain elevator by including a steam flour mill in 1892, while Edward Zepp set up a . . . — Map (db m80556) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Taneytown — The Heart of Our Town
On Frederick Street at E. Baltimore Street on Frederick Street.
Taneytown was founded in 1754 by Raphael Taney, a land speculator from St. Mary’s County. Some of the first buildings to line the dusty road were taverns-public houses where weary travelers could have a meal and spend the night. In fact President . . . — Map (db m65105) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas Stone
On Hawthorne Road at Ropse Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Hawthorne Road.
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 (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas Stone1743 - 1787
Near Rose Hill Road.
Signer of the Declaration of Independence Member of Congress Placed by the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution July 4, 1978 — Map (db m94358) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — New Revived Church-Family & Faith ConnectionsHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Founded in 1876 as Jefferson Methodist Episcopal Church, New Revived United Methodist Church was one of five African American congregations established in this vicinity between 1864 and 1880. These churches were rooted in faith communities that had . . . — Map (db m78782) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Frederick’s Poet LawyerFrancis Scott Key
On West Church Street at North Court Street, on the right when traveling west on West Church Street.
Born in what was then northeast Frederick County, Key’s parents first brought him to “Frederick-Town” to be baptized. His parents often rode to the county seat here. Key walked these streets whenever the family came to Frederick. . . . — Map (db m67248) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — General LaFayette
On Bowman’s Farm Road at Patrick Street, on the right when traveling east on Bowman’s Farm Road.
Friend of America and Liberty Arrived at the bridge nearby on his way to Frederick December 29, 1824 —————— Created by a delegation of citizens including the gallant Lawrence Everhart who had come to escort him . . . — Map (db m2326) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Jane Hanson National Memorial
Near Stadium Drive.
First Lady Jane Contee Hanson, 1728-1812 In the unmarked mass grave behind this memorial rests Jane Hanson, the original first lady of the United States. She is buried here with 285 others reinterred in 1913 from Frederick's . . . — Map (db m103170) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Laboring Sons Memorial Ground
On Chapel Alley, on the right when traveling south.
Laboring Sons Cemetery A cemetery was established at this site in 1851 by the Beneficial Society of the Laboring Sons of Frederick to provide a burial ground for citizens of color. The Beneficial Society had been formed in 1839 “for the . . . — Map (db m110797) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Monocacy Battlefield
Near Urbana Pike (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling north.
. . . — Map (db m3294) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — The Everedy Company
On North East Street at East Church Street, on the right when traveling north on North East Street.
Larry J. Lebherz and his brothers incorporated The Everedy Company here in 1923 during the height of the prohibition era. The operation began with the production of bottle cappers and later would be known for its stainless steel pots and pans, . . . — Map (db m104045) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Ijamsville — George WashingtonStopped in a building two hundred yards west of here known as Peter’s Tavern — Thursday June 30, 1791.
On Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355), on the right when traveling south.
Originally erected 1932 by the Federation of Rural Women's Clubs of Frederick County, MD., as part of a national movement to commemorate the bicentennial of Washington's birth through recognizing places noted in his diary. Replaced 2016 . . . — Map (db m102966) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Middletown — 29 West Main Street
On West Main Street (U.S. 40 A) at Ifent Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
The original frame house that was constructed on this site appears to have been constructed around 1850. Since about 1885, the first floor of the building was used for a variety of Businesses, including a confectionary, a clothing store, a harness . . . — Map (db m71439) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Thurmont — Blue Blazes Still
Near Park Central Road.
What the police discovered at the Blue Blazes Still was startling. This was not a small, family still but a big, commercial whiskey operation. Police found coils, cooling boxes, hoses, and eighteen 500-gallon-vats— the largest best equipped . . . — Map (db m79945) HM
Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — The Glades Hotel
On West Liberty Street near South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west.
Facing the railroad tracks directly in front of you was the Glades Hotel. Deriving its name from the nearby area called “Youghiogheny Glades,” the Glades Hotel was built in the mid-1850’s by Perry Lyle directly across the tracks from the . . . — Map (db m468) HM
Maryland (Harford County), Jerusalem Mills — Harry Gilmor's Raid"Great excitement in... Harford County," July 11, 1864
On Jerusalem Road.
What caused the “great excitement” in Harford County during the summer of 1864? It was the arrival of a detachment of the Confederate cavalrymen led by partisan Major Harry Gilmor. He and his trooper, mostly Marylanders, were part of a . . . — Map (db m76608) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Elkridge — Elk Ridge Landing
On Old Washington Road 0.1 miles south of Washington Boulevard (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south.
An important colonial port for shipment of Tobacco. Here in 1765 Zachariah Hood, Maryland’s “Stamp Act” agent, was hanged in effigy. Lafayette’s troops camped here April 17-18, 1781 on the way to engage Cornwallis in Virginia. George . . . — Map (db m3144) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Ellicott City — Yates Market & Hardware8247 Ca 1850's       8249 Ca 1922
On Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling east.
In 1905 SJ Yates opened his grocery store at 8247, formerly a home from the mid 1800’s. He used a model T truck to make free home deliveries. In 1925 he move to his newly-constructed building at 8249. In 1938 his grandson, Bladen, opened a hardware . . . — Map (db m111715) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — "All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza"Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Near Palmer Road, N north of Wood Rd. and Wisconsin Ave. (Maryland Route 355), on the left when traveling west.
All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza This plaza is a tribute to the history and legacy of two great military medical institutions and their contributions to military medicine. Through this garden’s peaceful landscape, sculpture, and . . . — Map (db m70946) HM WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Bear and the Steelhead
Near Rockville Pike.
The carvings on this bench depict a story from the Salish people of the northwestern United States and British Columbia, Canada. The story teaches respect for natural cycles, represented by the salmon’s annual migration upriver from the sea to . . . — Map (db m77878) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — The Church that Named a Community
On Rockville Pike (Maryland Route 355).
The Church that Named a Community was built on this site in 1820 and called Bethesda House of Mercy. The entire district came to be called by that name. The community of Bethesda is known the world over as a center of Healing. This . . . — Map (db m77895) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Bethesda — Walter Johnson House
Near Old Georgetown Road.
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m84498) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — In This House
On Market Street east of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97), on the left when traveling east.
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), Chevy Chase — Clean Drinking Manor
Near Suzanna Lane.
This Spring is on the site of Clean Drinking, a land grant surveyed for Col. John Courts in 1699. Descendants of Courts, the Jones family, lived at nearby Clean Drinking Manor for many years. Placed by the National Society of the Colonial Dames . . . — Map (db m61517) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — A 19th Century CrossroadsDarnestown
Near Darnestown Road.
The thriving crossroads community of Darnestown during the 1880s looked much different than it does today. Photographs from that time, however, help us understand what someone traveling through Darnestown might have experienced. Darnestown grew . . . — Map (db m69722) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Darnestown — Civil War Troops & Darnestown ResidentsThe Civil War
Near Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28) east of Seneca Road (Maryland Route 112), on the left when traveling east.
Military Hardships Before becoming soldiers with military spirit, the men endured a series of hardships and deprivations. Even with their close proximity to Washington D. C. the men of Banks' division suffered shortages of clothing, . . . — Map (db m69839) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Dickerson — Linden FarmA Living, thriving slice of Maryland history
Near Martinsburg Road.
Prior to 1840, virtually all Montgomery County farms produced tobacco and corn primary crops of the era. In 1845, the emergence of guano fertilizer allowed farmer to Introduce a new Cash crop grain which provided feed for livestock. The 1873 . . . — Map (db m86483) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — History and Purpose of the Gaithersburg Latitude ObservatoryLatitude Observatory Park
On DeSellum Avenue.
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 m128813) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Gaithersburg — John A. Belt Building
On East Diamond Avenue at Summit Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Diamond Avenue.
Built 1903. According to an 1880’s newspaper report, John A. Belt was the proprietor of the largest mercantile establishment in Montgomery County. Belt’s store and upstairs hall, known as Norman Hall, became the pivotal structure of . . . — Map (db m99502) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Garrett Park — Garrett Park, Md.Incorporated 1898
On Waverly Avenue at Rokeby Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Waverly Avenue.
In 1887, the Metropolitan Investment and Building Company laid out the town, named after Robert W. Garrett, President of the B. & O. Railroad. It was to be primarily residential, a short commuter train ride to Washington, D.C. Now, over one hundred . . . — Map (db m218) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — Historic Montrose School
Near Montrose Parkway.
Constructed 1909 Designed by Thomas C. Groomes as a two room schoolhouse for white elementary students in rural communities of Montrose and Randolph. Used coal-burning stove, water from a well, and outhouses. Students planted the red cedar . . . — Map (db m67063) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Poolesville — Edwards FerryStrategic Crossing — Gettysburg Campaign
On Edward's Ferry Road, on the right.
Gen. Joseph Hooker’s 75,000-man, seven-corps Army of the Potomac crossed the Potomac River here, June 25-27, 1863, on the way to Gettysburg. The army crossed on two 1,400-foot-long pontoon bridges. Heavy rains during those three days made the single . . . — Map (db m33741) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 1803 Plan of Rockville and Boundary Stone
On Vinson Street at Maryland Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Vinson Street.
Rockville began when Owen's Ordinary, an inn and tavern, was established in this area around 1750. It functioned as the seat of lower Frederick County and in 1776 became the seat of Montgomery County when it was created. In 1784, William P. Williams . . . — Map (db m117874) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Beall-Dawson HouseSlavery in Rockville
Near West Middle Lane west of North Adams Street, on the right when traveling east.
Gettysburg Campaign In April 1862, Congress abolished slavery in Washington, D.C. District slaveholders were eligible for monetary compensation when they manumitted (freed) their slaves. Because the Beall sisters held several slaves who worked . . . — Map (db m5416) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Glenview Mansion
Near Avery Road at Edmoston Drive.
. . . — Map (db m7718) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Canada Dry Building
Designed in 1946 by New York City architect Walter Monroe Cory, the Canada Dry Bottling Plant is the most architecturally significant Streamline Moderne industrial structure in Montgomery County and a landmark in downtown Silver Spring. The extant . . . — Map (db m75058) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — First Bank, First HeistWest Side Development — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
On Georgia Avenue near Bonifant Street when traveling south.
Silver Spring's First Bank Robbery occurred in 1928, here on the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Oak Street (today's Bonifant Street). Commerce in this block began on September 1, 1925, when the Colonial Revival-style Silver Spring . . . — Map (db m125280) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Rachel Carson House
Near Berwick Road at Apple Grove Road.
Rachel Carson House Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This property possesses national significance in the commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1991 National Park Service United States Department of . . . — Map (db m75694) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Silver Spring Shopping Center
Near Ellsworth Drive.
The 1938 Silver Spring Shopping Center is a superb example of moderne architecture with art deco elements. Designed by noted architect John Eberson, it is a rare example of an early planned shopping center with parking forming Montgomery County's . . . — Map (db m75065) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Springing UpMasonic Temple — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
On Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) at Wayne Avenue on Georgia Avenue.
At three stories, this was Silver Springs tallest building. Occupying the prime corner lot at 8435 Georgia Avenue was the Masonic Temple, home of the Silver Spring Lodge No. 215 A.F. & A.M. of Maryland. (Ancient and Free Accepted Mason). About three . . . — Map (db m62102) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Aloha CottageNational Park Seminary
On Cassedy Street at Ament Street on Cassedy Street.
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community. The Aloha cottage was built in 1898 as a . . . — Map (db m115988) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Takoma Park — Walt Penney Field
Near Takoma Avenue near Buffalo Avenue.
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 — British AdvanceStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Upshur Street near Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east.
This house from the days when Bladensburg was a busy port town where George Washington stopped as he traveled the Old Post Road. On August 24, 1814, the British established an artillery position nearby and fired cannon and rockets at American . . . — Map (db m61081) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Colonial Ropemaking
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
One of the maritime industries that was present in the colonial port of Bladensburg was the making of rope and various other types of cordage. In colonial and nineteenth century America, this activity took place in a manufacturing facility known as . . . — Map (db m8222) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Weary WarriorsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Lake Overlook Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Exhausted from marching, battling at Bladensburg, and invading Washington, British soldiers stopped to rest. Many slept on Northampton Plantation property on August 26, 1814, before resuming their march to Upper Marlboro. By August 30, after the . . . — Map (db m78146) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — The Road to the CapitalBattle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Bladensburg Road near 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . — Map (db m77080) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — Blown to AtomsStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Near McClure Road 0.8 miles south of Mount Calvert Road, on the right when traveling south.
A series of explosions rocked the Patuxent on August 22, 1814. Commodore Joshua Barney’s armed barges had eluded the British until their escape ended in the shallows of the river. His orders were clear: destroy the flotilla to keep it from enemy . . . — Map (db m61398) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Croom — The Sears House
On Croom Airport Road.
It Came in the Mail! Sears Roebuck and Co. Mail order Homes. Simplex Sectional Cottages. The mail-order home in front of you was purchased by Mr. Lowe Steed from Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1923 for $400. It is a quaint, three room, no-bath . . . — Map (db m6327) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Fairmount Heights — 72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House802 58th Avenue — Historic Resource, Built c. 1908
On 58th Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
The Robert S. Nichols House was one of the community's most beautiful and substantial houses. Built in 1908 by John F. Collins, who sold the house and two lots in 1909 to Robert S. Nichols. Nichols moved to Maryland from Texas, and worked in the U. . . . — Map (db m119907) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Glenn Dale — MariettaHome of Gabriel Duvall — (1752-1844)
On Bell Station Road 0.1 miles west of Glenn Dale Boulevard (Maryland Route 193), on the left when traveling west.
Judge Gabriel Duvall built Marietta in 1812-13 and in the 1830s added a two-story wing on the north side. Duvall was distinguished for a lifetime of public service which included election to the Maryland state legislature and the United States . . . — Map (db m3630) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Lanham — Lincoln
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Baltimore Lane when traveling south on Annapolis Road.
A suburb established by progressive African Americans who worked in the District of Columbia. Platted in 1908 along a stop of the WB&A Electric Railway. Developed by Lawyer Educator, Civil Servant and activist Thomas Junius Calloway. Vice President . . . — Map (db m72043) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — 27 — Avondale MillCity of Laurel Walking Tour
On Avondale Street.
The Avondale Mill was built on this site in 1845.Initially a flour mill, it later produced cotton cloth and lace. The building was used to manufacture tractors during WWII. The mill burned in 1991. The site is part of Laurel's Riverfront Park.Site . . . — Map (db m79027) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Laurel Factory:Prince Georges County's Only Mill Town — Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
On Main Street at 9th Street when traveling west on Main Street.
Laurel was originally called Laurel Factory after the cotton mill that stood where the Laurel Pool is today. The Laurel mill originally manufactured cotton duck, used for sails, tents and the Conestoga Wagons that settled the west. Cotton ramie . . . — Map (db m79084) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Front Door to Maryland HistoryExperience Salubria
Near Oxon Hill Rd. (Maryland Route 414) south of Harborview Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Experience Salubria is a curated collective of historic facts that establishes Southern Prince George’s County as the front door to Maryland’s epic heritage. The collective within the Tanger Outlets National Harbor consists of four . . . — Map (db m74970) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill Maryland — A Farm for St. Elizabeths, 1891-1950
Near Oxon Hill Bike Trail.
St. Elizabeths Hospital should be “the grandest institution of its kind in the world." -- Charles H. Nichols first Medical superintendent of St. Elizabeths For nearly 70 years, the land around you was a hospital farm. St. . . . — Map (db m100626) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Upper Marlboro — Marlboro Academy
On Governor Oden Bowie Drive at Elm Street, on the right when traveling west on Governor Oden Bowie Drive.
On this site the Marlboro Academy was established in 1835. This began 150 years of education as the Marlboro Academy, The Upper Marlboro High School, and the Upper Marlboro Elementary School. — Map (db m3823) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Crossing the Narrows
The Kent Narrows was once the only crossing point from Kent Island to the Eastern Shore mainland. The earliest crossings were made by Native Americans in log canoes. Colonies crossed the marshy straits by ferry. Causeways and bridges were built to . . . — Map (db m114902) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Stevensville — British TakeoverStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Romancoke Road.
Broad Creek was an obvious landing point for the 2,000-3,000 British troops coming ashore on Kent Island August 5, 1813. This had been a ferry landing since the 1600s. Stores of grain and pens of cattle, hogs, and sheep awaited transport to the . . . — Map (db m90634) WM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Death at Point Lookout
On Maryland Route 5.
It is hard to imagine this tranquil site as a place of sickness, suffering and death. Yet during the Civil War, five graveyards marked Point Lookout. Why so many graves? In 1863, Union forces chose this isolated spot for a prisoner of war camp. . . . — Map (db m60286) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Scotland — Shipwreck!
On Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5).
Centuries of storms, fogs, shoals, collisions, combat, poor judgement and bad luck have plagued local mariners. Gazing across Point Lookout's waters, we can only wonder how many of their wrecks litter the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac . . . — Map (db m8935) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), St. Michaels — Maritime Legend #21663"The Tow Rope"
Near Mulberry Street.
Hand tonged in the Miles River in 1939 by local seafaring legend Frankie Alberto Morgan Wilkenship, this rope dates back to 1813. It was used during the British Invasion of St. Michaels. Maritime forensic experts claim the line "a true nautical . . . — Map (db m62851) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — BoonsboroLee's Headquarters — Antietam Campaign 1862
On Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) 1.2 miles east of Gilardi Road, on the right when traveling east.
After Gen. Robert E. Lee issued Special Order 191 near Frederick dividing the Army of Northern Virginia into four columns, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s command marched across South Mountain on September 10, 1862. His column . . . — Map (db m122154) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — The Battle for Fox’s Gap“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — Antietam Campaign 1862
On Reno Monument Road at the Appalachian Trail, on the left when traveling west on Reno Monument Road.
As Confederate Gen. D.H. Hill’s division struggled to hold the gaps of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, the fighting here at Fox’s Gap raged throughout the day. About 9 a.m., Gen. Jesse L. Reno’s corps attacked Confederate Gen. Samuel Garland’s . . . — Map (db m454) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Hagerstonians In The Civil WarBrevet Brigadier General George Bell, USA 1828 - 1907
On West Washington Street (U.S. 40) near South Prospect Street, on the right when traveling west.
George Bell was the son of William Duffield Bell, developer of South Prospect Street and editor of the Hagerstown Torchlight newspaper. He grew up in this neighborhood. An 1853 graduate of West Point, Bell served at several posts in . . . — Map (db m44835) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Wilson BridgeLink Between East and West
On Baltimore National Pike (U.S. 40) at Stone Bridge Drive, on the right when traveling west on Baltimore National Pike.
Built in 1819, this five-arch structure, named for nearby village, was first stone bridge in Washington County. Erected by Silas Harry at cost of $12,000, it was a major improvement to road system between Baltimore and Cumberland, providing . . . — Map (db m697) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Historic Byrd Tavern
On Division Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Division Street.
On this spot stood the historic Byrd Tavern, a famous hostelry in stage coach days. — Map (db m3857) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — John Adams
On Burgin Pkwy at Dimmock Street, on the right when traveling north on Burgin Pkwy.
Farmer Lawyer Patriot Diplomat First Vice President Second President of the United States Side of Monument: There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public . . . — Map (db m18052) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Benjamin Franklin1706 - 1790
Near Unity Street.
Printer, Scientist, Philanthropist, Diplomat and Statesman A Man of Towering Eminence As Publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac he provided America in its upbuilding with a practical Philosophy and enriched its common speech with a wealth of . . . — Map (db m101423) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Webster — Chaubunagungamaug1630 - 1930
On Thompson Road at Lake Street, on the right when traveling south on Thompson Road.
Site of Praying Indian town established by John Eliot and Daniel Gookin in 1674 and known as Chaubunagungamaug. — Map (db m48783) HM
Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Capture of Gen. Winchester
On Kentucky Avenue at East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Kentucky Avenue.
Under attack by the British and Indians before dawn on Jan. 22, 1813, in the second Battle of the River Raisin, the U.S. 17th Infantry soon broke and fled south across the frozen river. Gen. James Winchester, the American commander, tried several . . . — Map (db m20899) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Independence — Harry S. Truman Historic District
Harry S. Truman Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America National Park Service United States . . . — Map (db m44354) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — Birthplace of George Washington Carver
. . . — Map (db m42029) HM
New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Emma Lazarus
Emma Lazarus was born into a prominent fourth generation Jewish family, one of the oldest in New York City, on July 22, 1849. Her father recognized Emma’s talent for writing at an early age and encouraged her work. In 1866, when Emma was seventeen, . . . — Map (db m49322) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Aaron Burr
Near Greenview Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
. . . — Map (db m32652) HM
New York (Cayuga County), Port Byron — Brigham Young
On Utica Street (New York State Route 31) at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Utica Street.
The Mormon prophet lived in the house 100 yards east of here in 1831. He was baptized a Mormon in 1831 at Mendon, N.Y. — Map (db m65342) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alexander Hamilton's HouseThe New Home of the Hamilton-Grange — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
On West 141st Street.
The New Home of the Hamilton-Grange. Alexander Hamilton’s house, named “The Grange” after his family’s ancestral home in Scotland, was moved from its original site on W. 143rd Street to 287 Convent Avenue in 1889. Studies have been . . . — Map (db m62336) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Franz Sigel StatueRiverside Park
On Riverside Drive at W 106th Street, on the left when traveling north on Riverside Drive.
      This bronze equestrian sculpture of military officer, educator, journalist, and public servant Franz Sigel (1824-1902) is by the distinguished sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915). Sigel is also honored with a park named for him, which is . . . — Map (db m53973) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Douglas MacArthur
Near Ruger Road, on the right when traveling west.
Tribute to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur A soldier of true greatness whose long career of service to his country exemplifies what it means to live by the high moral code of chivalry and conduct of the Cadet Corps or West Point: Duty, Honor, . . . — Map (db m47307) HM
New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Daniel D. Tompkins1774   ---------------   1825
On Victory Blvd. at Bay Street, on the left when traveling west on Victory Blvd..
Governor of the State of New York 1807 – 1817 Vice-President of the United States 1817-1825 and a resident of Staten Island. Among many meritorious acts he aided the passage of the law abolishing slavery within the state, added to the . . . — Map (db m42616) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Amelia Bloomer
On Cayuga Street (U.S. 20) at Trinity Lane, on the right when traveling north on Cayuga Street.
1818-1894 Wearing her namesake Bloomers, this teacher and feminist edited as well as published the first U.S. women's newspaper, The Lily — Map (db m65244) HM
New York (Wayne County), Palmyra — This Tank
On Palmyra-Newark Road (New York State Route 31) 0.1 miles south of Canalside Drive, on the right when traveling south.
This tank is a memorial to the men and women of the Palmyra area who answered their country's call. Dedicated in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Because of them our lives are free. Because of them our nation lives! United . . . — Map (db m117642) WM
New York (Westchester County), Katonah — 1 — Welcome to John Jay HomesteadState Historic Site
Near Jay Street (New York State Route 22) 0.1 miles from Beaver Dam Road, on the left when traveling south.
In 1801, after a distinguished career in public service, John Jay retired to Bedford where until his death in 1829, he enjoyed spending time with his family and improving his farm. Four succeeding generations of the Jay family resided here until . . . — Map (db m24700) HM
Ohio (Guernsey County), Cambridge — Old Covered Bridge
Near This Spot The Old Covered Bridge Spanned Wills Creek On the Old National Road 1828 – 1913 Near It Was the Ferry Cabin The First House Built in Cambridge 1798 – 1800 This Marker is Erected By Anna Asbury Stone . . . — Map (db m81828) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Williamstown — 2-32 — Fort Necessity / William Hull Memorial Park
Near County Route 2 west of U.S. 68, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
SIde A Fort Necessity A short distance to the northeast a small stockade and blockhouse were built on June 22, 1812 by order of General William Hull for his nearly 2000 man army on its Detroit expedition during the . . . — Map (db m95496) HM
Ohio (Scioto County), Portsmouth — Scioto County, Experience Our Heritage
On Front Street west of Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
Julia Marlowe Julia Marlowe was a world-renowned Shakespearean actress during the late 1800's and early 1900's. She was born in England in 1865 and lived three years of her childhood in Portsmouth in the Front St. town house shown in the . . . — Map (db m63538) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Headquarters of Brigadier General Henry Hunt
On Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling south.
Headquarters of Brig-General Henry J. Hunt Chief of Artillery Army of the Potomac July 2,3,4,5, 1863 — Map (db m16030) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Farmington — Braddock’s Grave
On National Pike (U.S. 40) 1.2 miles east of Fayette Springs Road.
Here lieth the remains of Major General Edward Braddock who, in command of the 44th and 48th regiments of English Regulars, was mortally wounded in an engagement with the French and Indians under the command of Captain M. de Beaujeu at the Battle of . . . — Map (db m304) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Lancaster — Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Near S Queen Street, on the right when traveling north.
Sacred to the memory of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg who was born on the 1st day of January, 1750 and departed this life on the 4th day of June, 1801 Aged 51 years, 5 months and 5 days ------------------------------ Lutheran Pastor in Colonial . . . — Map (db m54382) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — 3 — Three Disks, One Lackingc.1968 — Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
On Cherry Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Cherry Street.
Alexander “Sandy” Calder descended from a family of famous Philadelphia sculptors. His father’s Swann Memorial Fountain on Logan Square and grandfather’s City Hall sculptures represent art work from three generations. Trained . . . — Map (db m107046) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Stonycreek Township — September 11, 2001
On Approach Road, on the right when traveling south.
The distant Laurel Mountains are outlined against a cloudless, blue sky. The weather is mild, but few people are outdoors. Many sit stunned and horrified in front of their televisions, watching the World Trade Center and the Pentagon burn. America . . . — Map (db m100576) HM
Pennsylvania (York County), York — Gen. Horatio Gates
On W. Market Street at Pershing Ave., on the left when traveling east on W. Market Street.
This building was the residence of Gen. Gates in 1778. At that time he was President of Board of War. It was said that the "Conway Cabal" was thwarted here by Lafayette's loyalty to Washington. — Map (db m4573) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens
Near Warner Street, on the left when traveling east.
In memory of Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens Born in Andover, Mass. Who gave to the service of his country a quick and comprehensive mind, a warm and generous heart, a firm will and a strong arm, and who fell while rallying his command with the flag . . . — Map (db m48625) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Col. William Rhett House54 Hasell Street — circa 1712-1720
On Hasell Street at Maiden Lane, on the left when traveling east on Hasell Street.
This residence was constructed by Col. William Rhett (1666-1722), a prominent Charleston merchant and colonial militia leader. In 1706 he led a small fleet of local ships that repulsed a combined French and Spanish invasion of the city. Rhett is . . . — Map (db m31849) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — William Gilmore Simms
On South Battery Street near East Battery Street.
William Gilmore Simms 1806 - 1879 Author, Journalist, Historian — Map (db m19169) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Sullivans Island — Oceola / Patapsco Dead
On Middle Street.
(Grave Marker): Oceola Patriot and Warrior Died at Fort Moultrie January 30th 1838 (Historical Marker): A Seminole Leader Perhaps Fort Moultrie's most celebrated resident was Osceola, famed Seminole leader who led . . . — Map (db m15425) HM
South Carolina (Lancaster County), Van Wyck — Birthplace of Andrew Jackson Monument
On Andrew Jackson State Park Road 0.4 miles east of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521).
[Carving Side] "I was born in So Carolina, as I have been told, at the plantation whereon James Crawford lived about one mile from the Carolina Road X of the Waxhaw Creek" Andrew Jackson to J.H. Witherspoon, August 11, 1824. Jackson . . . — Map (db m23781) HM
South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Theodore Roosevelt26th President — 1901-1909
Near State Highway 244.
Born: October 27, 1858, New York, New York Married: Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), October 27, 1880; Edith Kermit Carow (1861-1848), December 2, 1886 Children: Alice, Theodore, Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, Quentin Died: January 6, 1919, . . . — Map (db m89459) HM
Tennessee (Franklin County), Winchester — James Winchester(1752 - 1826)
On South Jefferson Street near Dinah Shore Boulevard (Tennessee Highway 16), on the left when traveling south.
Soldier of the American Revolution Speaker of the First Tennessee Legislature Brigadier General, War of 1812The town of Winchester was created as the seat of justice for Franklin County, November 22, 1809, by Act of the Tennessee Legislature Marker . . . — Map (db m31650) HM
Tennessee (Knox County), Farragut — Birthplace of Admiral Farragut
Near Christus Way south of South Northshore Drive (Route 332). Reported missing.
Birthplace of Admiral Farragut Born July 5th 1801 Erected by Bonny Kate Chapter D. A. R. Knoxville Dedicated by Admiral Dewey May 15th 1900 — Map (db m32218) HM
Tennessee (Madison County), Jackson — David Crockett
On E Main Street.
. . . — Map (db m87533) HM
Tennessee (Washington County), Johnson City — 1A 27 — Daniel Boone
On Bart Green Street at Kingsport Higway (Tennessee Highway 36), on the left when traveling north on Bart Green Street.
0.2 miles along this road is the waterfall under which Boone hid himself from raiding Indians; the falls were then about 4 feet high. 1.1 mile along the road, a marker indicates the site of the beech tree where "D. Boon Cilled a bar in . . . — Map (db m83060) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — 115 Prince StreetCaptain's Row
On Prince Street west of South Union Street, on the right when traveling west.
George Washington's 1749 Survey shows this lot fronting the Potomac River. The original house on this site was built in 1783. It was destroyed in the great fire of January 18, 1827, which consumed 53 houses and numerous outbuildings in Old Town. . . . — Map (db m71794) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — 1323 Duke Street – From Slavery to Freedom and Service — Alexandria Heritage Trail
On West Street at Duke Street (Virginia Route 236) on West Street.
Text, upper half of marker panel: This house, built by Emmanuel Jones by 1888, stands at the corner of a block that witnessed the extremes of 19th century African American experience. From a slave trading company to significant . . . — Map (db m46124) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Former USCT Burial GroundRather Die Freemen Than Live To Be Slaves
Near South Washington Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling south.
This corner of the cemetery was probably reserved for members of the U.S. Colored Troops, some of whom were veterans of battles like the siege of Petersburg and the Battle of the Crater. In 1864, a group of USCT convalescing at L'Ouveruture Hospital . . . — Map (db m87058) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Historic Street
On Princess Street at North Washington Street, in the median on Princess Street.
In the 1790's many Alexandria streets were paved with cobblestones. According to legend, Hessian soldiers provided the labor to cobble Princess Street. These cobbles remained essentially untouched until 1979, when the street was restored using the . . . — Map (db m71813) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — L'Overture Hospital HQFebruary 15, 1864
On South Payne Street south of Prince Street, on the right when traveling south.
During the Civil War, 217 was the headquarters of the L'Overture Hospital. It was named after Tousaint L'Overture — Hispaniola's (Haiti) slave revolt leader. Patients were African American Union Soldiers & “contrabands” (escaped . . . — Map (db m74279) HM WM
Virginia, Alexandria — Residence of General William Brown, M.D.Born 1748.      Died 1792.
On South Fairfax Street south of Prince Street, on the right when traveling north.
Physician General and Director of Hospitals, Middle Department, Continental Army, Charter member, Society of the Cincinnati. Author of the first American Pharmacopoea. President of Board of Trustees of Alexandria Academy, at General Washington's . . . — Map (db m71757) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well
Near Cameron Street at North Royal Street, on the left when traveling west.
Underground ice wells were used in the 18th and 19th centuries to store ice for use during the warm months. In Alexandria, blocks of ice were cut from the Potomac River. Ice was placed in this well through a square opening which is marked in the . . . — Map (db m53609) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Hump: Open Lots For Blocks
Near North Alfred Street at Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling north.
The racially integrated working-class neighborhood known as the Hump, named for the high ground at its northern boundary, once spanned three blocks, centering on the 800 block of Montgomery Street. The Hump was first settled in the decade following . . . — Map (db m72500) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Southwest No. 6 Boundary Marker
On South Jefferson Street 0.1 miles south of Columbia Pike (Virginia Route 244), in the median.
The U.S. Government erected 40 sandstone markers on the boundaries of the District of Columbia in 1791 and 1792. The boundary survey was initiated by President George Washington and executed by Andrew Ellicott, who became Surveyor General of the . . . — Map (db m66927) HM
Virginia (Charles City County), Charles City — V-8 — Westover
On John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) at Kimages Road, on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway.
In 1619 the first settlement was made at Westover, about 2 miles southeast. Two settlers died in the Powhatan uprising of 1622. Theodorick Bland bought Westover in 1666; William Byrd I acquired it in 1688. About 1730 his son, Colonel William Byrd . . . — Map (db m9285) HM
Virginia, Chesapeake — Pleasant Grove Baptist Church CemeteryHome of the Jackson Greys
On St. Brides Road 0.3 miles south of Benefit Road, on the left when traveling south.
This is the former site of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The monument to the "Jackson Greys" honors the regiment that was formed on the grounds of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Capt. (later Lieutenant Colonel) William H. Stewart who lived . . . — Map (db m45788) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Clifton Baptist Church1876
On Main Steet (Virginia Route 645) at Chapel Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Steet.
In 1876, George W. Tillet, along with other area men who served with Mosby’s Rangers during the Civil War, formed a Baptist Church with services held in his home. Subsequently, they built a one-room church on this site in 1877 which was replaced by . . . — Map (db m110179) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Clifton — Southard1904
On Dell Avenue east of Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
In December 1904, this home on Dell Avenue's “Lot No. 1” was one of six houses put up on the just-named street. Purchased by O.C. Southard, railway mail clerk, it was built as part of a partnership between R.M. Kivett and the Buckley . . . — Map (db m114473) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Fairfax Station“The angel of the battlefield.”
On Fairfax Station Road 0.4 miles west of Ox Road (Virginia Route 123), on the right when traveling west.
The first Fairfax Station depot, built by Irish immigrants in 1852, was a stop on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad from Alexandria to Gordonsville. Early in 1862, after Confederate forces withdrew, the railroad carried military supplies and . . . — Map (db m885) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — In this Church of St. Mary’sAugust 31 – September 1, 1862
Near Fairfax Station Road west of Ox Road (Virginia Route 123), on the left when traveling west.
The founder of American Red Cross Clara H. Barton nursed the wounded and dying soldiers from the Second Battle of Manassas and the engagement near Chantilly — Map (db m110236) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servantsof the Washington Family
Near Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.
Buried at Mount Vernon from 1760 to 1860. Their unidentified graves surround this spot. — Map (db m7849) HM
Virginia, Falls Church — Star Tavern
On West Broad Street (State Highway 7) at Washington Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling east on West Broad Street.
(Front Side of Marker): After no luck in western goldmines Walter H. Erwin in 1852 bought two acres for $100 (part of 1729 248-acre Trammel grant). Built frame tavern on this site which became a landmark on Leesburg Pike. 1861 sketch shows it . . . — Map (db m2874) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Lucketts — Early Crosses At White's Ford"An immense amount of damage has been done the enemy" — Early's 1864 Attack On Washington
Near Hibler Road (Virginia Route 656) east of Harrison Hill Lane, on the right when traveling east.
(preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early . . . — Map (db m101991) HM
Virginia, Petersburg — Mahone
On Siege Road, on the right when traveling west.
To the memory of William Mahone Major General C.S.A. A distinguished Confederate commander, whose valor and strategy at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864 won for himself and his gallant brigade undying fame. A citizen of Petersburg, Virginia, . . . — Map (db m6752) HM
Virginia, Richmond — James Monroe Monument
Near South Cherry Street at Albemarle Street.
Fifth President James Monroe was born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. While attending the College of William and Mary he joined in the struggle for independence from Great Britain. James Monroe served with distinction during . . . — Map (db m95589) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — The Confederate Hospital
On Main Street (U.S. 11) south of Nelson Street (Local Route 1314).
The Confederate Hospital was established at Mount Jackson under the direction of Dr. Andres Russell Meem by order of the Confederate Medical Department in Richmond, Virginia about September 15, 1861. Dr. Meem, a native of the area, was a graduate of . . . — Map (db m11696) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — To All Confederates
On Main Street (U.S. 11) near Nelson Street, on the right when traveling south.
Erected by Mount Jackson Chapter of the U.D.C. —May—   —1903— "Ne'er braver bled for a brighter land, Nor brighter land had a cause so grand". "Nor shall your glory be forgot While fame her record . . . — Map (db m73786) WM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Stonewall’s SurpriseBanks’s Fort
On West Washington Street at North Holiday Street / Banks Fort Road, on the right when traveling east on West Washington Street.
In the spring of 1862, U.S. Army Capt. Edward Hunt, an engineer, constructed a fortification on the hill where the Strasburg water tower now stands. Hunt selected the hill "because it had an effective command over the roads, the railroad, and the . . . — Map (db m9546) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Dr. Taylor F. FinleyDentist, Teacher, Recreation Center Operation
On North East Lane at East Piccadilly Street, on the right when traveling south on North East Lane.
Birth: June 5, 1901 Death: February 5, 1957 Dr. Finley, whose dental office was located at 232 East Piccadilly Street from 1936 until the 1950s, was the black community's only practicing dentist beginning in 1928. He also taught science and . . . — Map (db m96111) HM
Virginia, Winchester — WinchesterThe Valley Campaigns — 1862 & 1864 Valley Campaigns
On North Cameron Street (Business U.S. 522) at East Boscawen Street, on the right when traveling north on North Cameron Street.
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
Virginia (York County), Yorktown — Major General Benjamin Lincoln and His Division1781 Siege of Yorktown — Colonial National Historical Park
On Historical Tour Road, on the right when traveling west.
“I am fully convinced that the Siege will not last more than twelve days more and that Cornwallis & his troops must in that time be ours.” Major General Benjamin Lincoln to his wife, October 12, 1781 On May 12, 1780, Major . . . — Map (db m10979) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Stonewall Jackson BirthplaceOrgins of a Confederate Hero
On West Main Street at South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
The house in which Thomas J. Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, stood across the street and halfway down the block to your right. (marked with a bronze plaque). His father struggled to make ends meet and poverty marred Jackson’s childhood. Both . . . — Map (db m58703) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Shepherdstown — Confederate Dead
Near Kearnysville Pike (West Virginia Route 480) at Cherry Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Erected to the memory of our Confederate Dead by the S. S. M. Association of Shepherdstown ——— June 6, 1870 — Map (db m107682) WM
West Virginia (Kanawha County), Charleston — KA 3/KA 4 — Malden / Booker T. Washington Homeplace
On Malden Drive (County Route 60/6) at Cypress Drive on Malden Drive.
Marker Front: Malden Early salt-making industry that was centered here peaked in the 1850s. In 1755, Mary Ingles and Betty Draper made salt for their Indian captors here at "Buffalo Salt Licks." John Dickinson bought the site in 1785. . . . — Map (db m76880) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Roneys Point — Roney’s Point
On National Road (U.S. 40) near Dallas Pike (County Route 41), on the right when traveling east.
Here is located the historic “Heimberger House,” one of the first and most famous of the numerous stopping places which sprang up to server the traffic on the National Road. Still standing, it is now called the “Old Stone . . . — Map (db m66677) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Pennsylvania DepotAccess to the Prosperous East
Near Wheeling Heritage Trail.
The mighty Pennsylvania Railroad rolled into Wheeling on February 24, 1878. It provided access north to Pittsburgh and south to Parkersburg for Wheeling's industrial products. It also enabled Wheeling's farmers and manufacturers to increase trade . . . — Map (db m71171) HM
West Virginia (Ohio County), Wheeling — Wheeling
On Main Street (U.S. Route 40) (West Virginia Route 2) at Interstate 70, on the right when traveling south on Main Street (U.S. Route 40).
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

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