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Alabama (Baldwin), Fairhope — Fairhope Museum of History
Dedicated 2008 A gift to the people of Fairhope from The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation & the City of Fairhope

Dedicated April 5, 2008 The Front Section of this structure was carefully restored to reflect its original use as . . . — Map (db m128887) HM

Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Craig Turner Sheldon1917-1997
Master woodcarver, adventurer, writer, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and Fairhope legend are just a brief summary of Craig Turner Sheldon's life and contributions. He settled here in 1946 with his Wife Annie Lowrie to raise their growing family . . . — Map (db m128894)
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Land, Capital, Labor
Land “The Source of all wealth” Henry George 1839-1897 Taxes applied to the source are an inducement to use the land wisely These parks donated by Fairhope Single Tax Corporation September 29, 1931

Capital . . . — Map (db m128893) HM

Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Marietta Johnson
Marietta Johnson, world leader of the Progressive Education Movement founded the School of Organic Education in 1907. The school, which demonstrated her philosophy, attracted intellectuals and artists. Her work is a reminder of Fairhope’s . . . — Map (db m128888) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Tears of SorrowTears of Joy
Honoring all Veterans and Their Families Concept Designer:Sissy Birindelli Sculptor: Stephen Spears The Fairhope Veterans Memorial Committee Wishes to thank all our supporters, with special thanks to : The City of Fairhope The Single . . . — Map (db m128892) WM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fairhope — Welcome to the Fairhope Pier
Fairhope’s ‘town square’

The first Fairhope pier was built in 1895. In the early years, the wooden pier served as a commercial dock for the bay boats. The first concrete pier was built in 1968 and remained in use until being severely . . . — Map (db m128891) HM

Alabama (Baldwin County), Foley — City of Foley
(side 1) The City of Foley was founded in 1905 by John B. Foley of Chicago. Mr. foley, who was in the pharmaceutical business, heard about this area from a railroad land agent as they traveled to President William McKinley's funeral in . . . — Map (db m50408) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Foley — City of Foley Camellia Walk
The camellia, is often called the Queen of winter flowers, is the state flower of Alabama. Originally from the Orient, the camellia made its way to Europe in the 1600s, then to America and Australia in the 1700s. It now flourishes in the southern . . . — Map (db m50411) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — Colors of Significance: Historic Flags of Mobile Point
Traditionally referred to as "colors', flags have long been used to identify nations, loyalties, and movements. As the sands have shifted through the ages, so too have the colors and loyalties of the Gulf Coast. Displayed here are a small section of . . . — Map (db m118331) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — First Battle of Fort BowyerSeptember 14, 1814
American Forces 158 Men 20 Cannons Casualties 3 Killed; 5 Wounded British Forces 852 Men 130 Creek Indians 4 Ships; 80 Cannon 23 Killed; 47 Wounded On September 11, 1814, HMS Hermes, HMS . . . — Map (db m118333) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — Fort Bowyer1813-1821
Drawn by A. Laccarriere Latour to accompany his book Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana, the above image depicts Fort Bowyer on the right as it appeared during the first battle in 1814. The drawing on the left; . . . — Map (db m118335) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — Second Battle of Fort BowyerFebruary 8-12, 1815
American Forces 370 Men 28 Cannon Casualties 1 Killed; 18 Wounded British Forces 3000 Men 38 Ships 28 Cannon (not including those on ships) 13 Killed; 18 Wounded A map of the Second Battle of Fort . . . — Map (db m118334) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — The Battery BaileyPosition of the 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery August 20-25, 1864
Construction began on August 19th on two artillery positions that were emplaced only 200 yards from the southeast bastion of Fort Morgan. These positions, which were part of Battery Bailey, anchored the southern flank of the Federal siege lines. . . . — Map (db m118336) HM WM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — Fort Bowyer War of 1812
At, or near, this site, the United States, after seizing this point of land from the Spanish in 1813, built Fort Bowyer, a structure of wood and sand. A small garrison of men courageously fought to defend the fort against two British attacks, one . . . — Map (db m104017) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — “Damn The Torpedoes!”The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864-1965
“Damn The Torpedoes!” is the familiar battle cry, but there’s much more to the story! The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . — Map (db m81853) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Stop 7 Fort McDermott:"The Men Dig,Dig,Dig" — Civil War Trail
Late on March 26, C.S. General St. John Liddell withdrew into the relative safety of Fort Blakeley and Spanish Fort, Liddell, assisted by General Francis Cockrell, assumed personal responsibility for the defense of Blakeley and put the defense of . . . — Map (db m88990) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Stop 8 The Eighth Iowa Line:“The Very Air Was Hot”
Canby brought up his heavy guns from Stark’s Landing a process that took several days, beginning on the 28th. Supported by the Federal monitors, Chickasaw and Winnebago, Canby tried to pound the enemy into submission The Confederates naturally . . . — Map (db m88991) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — EufaulaIncorporated, December 19, 1857 — Bluff City on the Chattahoochee.
Lower Creek village of the Eufaula Indians antedating 1733. Early white settlers began moving into the village called Yufala in 1823. Irwinton chartered 1832, and renamed Eufaula in 1843. Hub of a prosperous plantation region with thriving . . . — Map (db m48432) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Anniston World War
Erected by the Anniston Post American Legion to the Calhoun County Men who served in the World War — Map (db m53334) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Anniston — Temple Beth El Section Hillside Cemetery
In April 1888, the founder of a newly established Reform Jewish congregation purchased twenty-three lots in Hillside Cemetery to bury their deceased members. In 1987, the City of Anniston vacated right-of-way that allowed the Temple to expand the . . . — Map (db m53163) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Barton — Civil War Skirmish at The Barton Cemetery
Bullet - marked tombstones in this cemetery show evidence of a brisk skirmish here Oct. 26, 1863, when Gen. P.J. Osterhaus's first division of Sherman's Corps came under fire from Gen. S.D. Lee's Confederate troops. CSA artillery on a hill near a . . . — Map (db m83329) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — A Chickasaw PlanterNatchez Trace Parkway
During the early 1800s, a slave-owning planter class including George Colbert’s family, emerged among the Chickasaw. George’s success stemmed from a variety of endeavors. He fought with the Americans against the Shawnee and Creeks, traveled to . . . — Map (db m107261) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Bridging CulturesNatchez Trace Parkway
Here, near the bubbling waters of Buzzard Roost Spring, Levi Colbert (Itawamba Minko, “Bench Chief”) built one of the many inns—called stands—along the Natchez Trace. But it was Colbert’s negotiating and language skills . . . — Map (db m107265) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Chickasaw HospitalityNatchez Trace Parkway
George Colbert's stand sat atop the ridge before you. As one of many inns that dotted the Trace between Nashville and Natchez, it provided travelers with food and lodging. With a Scottish father and Chickasaw mother, George Colbert used his . . . — Map (db m107260) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Colbert's Stand
George Colbert operated a ferry across the Tennessee River from 1800 to 1819. His stand or inn offered travelers a warm meal and shelter during their journey on the Old Trace. Colbert looked after his own well-being and once charged Andrew Jackson . . . — Map (db m69630) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Safe CrossingNatchez Trace Parkway
In the early 1800s, ferries like the one George Colbert ran near here on the Tennessee River linked segments of the Natchez Trace. Ferries carried people across the river—for a fee. Post riders, Kaintucks, military troops, casual travelers, . . . — Map (db m107258) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Something to Chew onNatchez Trace Parkway
Inns, or stands, provided occasional shelter for travelers along the Natchez Trace. These stands offered flood to eat and food for thought: local news, information, and ideas. The ever-changing mix of diverse populations—whites, American . . . — Map (db m107263) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Trace TravelersNatchez Trace Parkway
Frontier America once walked along the Natchez Trace. The Chickasaw and Choctaw used the Trace for transportation and trade. After 1801, with tribal permission, post riders who rode the Trace connected isolated settlements in Mississippi and . . . — Map (db m107257) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Welcome!Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway is designed to encourage leisurely exploration of the history and beauty of Old Southwest. Here are a few pointers to make your trip more enjoyable. Regulations and Safety Obey posted speed limits. Be alert for . . . — Map (db m107254)
Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Wet, Wild, and Wonderful
Alabama’s Winter Waterfowl The Tennessee River Valley is the winter home for thousands of waterfowl. These birds migrate from across the northern US and Canada down through the center of the continent to the Tennessee River. Careful . . . — Map (db m107253) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Leighton — LaGrange College
This is the site of LaGrange College Chartered in 1830 by act of the Legislature of Alabama An Institution of High Order for men attended chiefly by students from the southern states. The college was burned April 28, 1863 by Federal Cavalry . . . — Map (db m83333) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Leighton — William LeighFounder of Leighton
(side 1) The town of Leighton was named in honor of the Reverend William Leigh, son and grandson of Revolutionary War veterans. He was born in Amelia County Virginia, Oct 4, 1790 and moved to Alabama about 1823.
Leigh settled nearby . . . — Map (db m106112) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Littleville — History of Littleville, Alabama
(side 1) Capt. Benjamin F. Little, a former Confederate soldier, opened a store here after the railroad from Tuscumbia to Russellville was built in 1887. A train station and several houses were soon erected. A rail spur provided access to . . . — Map (db m68954) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Birds of North Alabama
Many Kinds of Birds Call North Alabama Home The northern tier of Alabama has two distinct landforms-the Tennessee River Valley and the Appalachian Plateau. A variety of terrain provides wonderful birding habitat and offers excellent . . . — Map (db m106183) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Building a New Future
In the early 1930s, which Wilson Dam serving as the starting point for the newly formed TVA and its river development plan, an era of new prosperity in the region began. TVA embarked on one of the largest U.S. hydropower construction programs . . . — Map (db m106193) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Explore the River
Just downstream from Wilson Dam lies a series of trails maintained by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Starting at the Visitor Center, explore the trails as they meander along the riverbank and through the forest

1.Wilson Dam Visitor Center . . . — Map (db m106186) HM

Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Gulls Glorious Gulls
Gulls are a Diverse and Fascinating Group of Birds Popularly known as sea gulls, these birds actually occur at the seashore and far inland as well. Each winter thousands of gulls gather along the Tennessee River. Three species form the . . . — Map (db m106184)
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama
The city of Muscle Shoals began with the construction of U.S. Nitrate Plant No.2 and Wilson Dam for defense purposes in 1918. The name came from the great stretch of rapids in the Tennessee River that contained rocky shoals and an abundance of . . . — Map (db m83388) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Home Sweet HomeHeron Rookery
Scan the wooded island just across the Tennessee River for numerous bundles of sticks scattered through the canopy. These bulky structures are the nest of Great Blue Herons. Dozens of these nests are scattered across the island, and each year Great . . . — Map (db m106179) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — How Does Wilson Dam Work?
Wilson Dam Potential floodwaters that surge downstream on the Tennessee River are collected in Wilson Lake. Then, through carefully controlled releases, the water is gradually sent through the dam. Releasing water through the dam serves . . . — Map (db m124083)
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Howell & Graves School
Marker Front: Muscle Shoals City was incorporated on April 24, 1923. Among the leading developers were New York realtors A.L. Howell and C.T. Graves. Their interest in Muscle Shoals was inspired by the vision of Henry Ford to use power from . . . — Map (db m28580) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Muscle Shoals National Recreational Trail
The Muscle Shoals National Recreational Trail complex is a 17-mile paved and primitive trail and bikeway for public use located on TVA’s Muscle Shoals Reservation. This National Recreation Trail System connects numerous historical sites including . . . — Map (db m106117) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Natural and Cultural Preservation/Protecting Resources
Natural and Cultural Preservation TVA is fully committed to protecting our natural and cultural resources. And nowhere is that more evident than right here at Wilson Dam. Here, the 25-acre Old First quarters Small Wild Area showcases the . . . — Map (db m106189)
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — The Singing River SculptureIn Muscle Shoals, Alabama
This sculpture is dedicated to the many individuals whose efforts made Muscle Shoals and the Muscle Shoals area the “Hit Recording Capital of the World,” and to those who continue that legacy. Legend of the Singing River The . . . — Map (db m95318) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — TVA Goes to War
When the bombing of Pearl Harbor suddenly thrust the United States into World War II, President Roosevelt knew that industrial might would be the key to Ally victory. He needed to build thousands of ships, planes, and bombs, and that meant an urgent . . . — Map (db m106194) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — TVA: A History of Progress and Innovation / A Valley of Hardships
The Tennessee Valley Authority is much more than just “a power company.” TVA has been proving this for more than 80 years by powering the region’s progress and managing the natural resources in its care for the greatest public good. . . . — Map (db m106190) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — TVA: Our Enduring Mission/Powering Prosperity
TVA has a rich history of improving quality of life and economic prosperity for people and businesses in the TVA service area. As times have changed, TVA has changed with them, updating and refining its focus to better serve it's enduring mission . . . — Map (db m106187) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam
During the 19th Century, Muscle Shoals, the shallow but often-flooded rapids of this section of the Tennessee River, impeded navigation, steamboat traffic and agriculture, so the federal government explored the possibility of opening the channel to . . . — Map (db m105705) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam and the TVA System
Wilson Dam and the TVA System From the very beginning, TVA knew how important Wilson Dam would be to their operations. In fact, the Wilson Dam area served as the headquarters for TVA's initial agricultural and chemical programs. Today, Wilson . . . — Map (db m124084)
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam: Cornerstone of the TVA System
Wilson Dam is the longest-operating hydroelectric facility in the TVA System and certainly one of the most significant. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, primarily to supply power for nitrate production during World War I, Wilson Dam became . . . — Map (db m106188) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam: Setting the Stage
With the U.S. entrenched in World War I, President Woodrow Wilson called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals to produce explosives for the war effort—and a hydroelectric dam to power them both. . . . — Map (db m106191) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Forest Elders
Escape to an Earlier Time The giant trees of Northern Alabama's mature forest have stood throughout generations, witnessing considerable natural, historical, and cultural changes. Some probably witnessed the Civil War while others only date . . . — Map (db m117058) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Furnace Hill
Center of Industry for new town of Sheffield. Five blast furnaces with 75 ft stacks build 1886~1895 1/2 mile west. Promoted by E. W. Cole and E. Ensley. Iron ore and limestone from Franklin Co., coke from Walker Co. and Virginia used. Hattie Ensley . . . — Map (db m28428) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — History of Sheffield
Side A Prehistoric man arrived in this area bout 10,000 years ago. Later Indian cultures left many stone artifacts and pottery vessels. In the 1780s, a French trading post and Indian village were located near the mouth of Spring Creek. . . . — Map (db m83389) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Old Railroad Bed
Side A Ashe Boulevard was built on the early railroad bed which connected Florence and Southport to the main railroad line in Tuscumbia. Trains first traveled along the railroad bed and across the Tennessee River in 1858 after the Memphis . . . — Map (db m39237) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Old Railroad Bridge
(obverse) In 1832, the Alabama legislature authorized the Florence Bridge Company to construct this bridge across the Tennessee River. In 1840, it opened as a toll bridge. Twice damaged by storms, it was reopened in 1858 as a double-decked . . . — Map (db m40596) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Percy Sledge/Producer Quin Ivy"When A Man Loves A Woman" / NORALA and Quinvy Studios
(side 1) Percy Sledge "When A Man Loves A Woman" Hospital orderly Percy Sledge recorded 'When a Man Loves a Woman' at Quin Ivy's studio in 1966. Sledge's breakup with a girlfriend inspired the lyrics credited to songwriters . . . — Map (db m83390) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On Jan. 21, 1933 President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an immense crowd at this crossing from his railroad car and promised "to put Muscle Shoals back on the map." He then toured the idle U.S. Nitrate Plant No. 2 and Wilson Dam with . . . — Map (db m83392) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Sheffield Colored School/Sterling High School
(side 1) Sheffield Colored School Public education for Sheffield's black children began in 1889 in a framed building at E. 20th St. and S. Atlanta Ave. with Henry Hopkins as teacher. Professor Benjamin J. Sterling (1847-1941), a . . . — Map (db m82423) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — The Singing River SculptureIn Sheffield, Alabama
This sculpture is dedicated to the many individuals whose efforts made Sheffield and the Muscle Shoals area the “Hit Recording Capital of the World,” and to those who continue that legacy. Legend of the Singing River The . . . — Map (db m95130) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Village One
In 1918, during World War I, the U.S. Government built this unique village of 85 bungalows, school, and officers barracks to house personnel at nearby Nitrate Plant No. 1. Prefabricated and standard size materials were used in construction along . . . — Map (db m88110) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — American Indian History
Side 1 Oka Kapassa (Ococoposa), meaning "Cold Water", was the Chickasaw name given to Spring Creek and to a trading post established near the Tennessee River about 1780. About 1817, Michael Dickerson and others were greeted at what by . . . — Map (db m83393) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — At This Well
Annie Sullivan Macy revealed the mystery of language to seven year old Helen Keller by spelling the word W-A-T-E-R into her hand as water flowed over the other hand — Map (db m106094) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Belle Mont
Built between 1828 and 1832, Belle Mont is a foremost example of Jeffersonian Palladian Architecture in the deep south and one of Alabama's first great plantation houses. It was build for Dr. Alexander W. Mitchell, a native of Virginia, and a . . . — Map (db m29561) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Colbert County Courthouse Square District
22 structures, first Northwest Alabama historic district placed on National Register of Historic Places (1973): Courthouse, erected 1881, shows Italianate and Greek Revival influences. Fifth Street, Commercial Row, seven adjoining brick structures . . . — Map (db m28584) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Cold Water Falls
World's Largest Man-Made Natural Stone Waterfall to be known in existence 80 feet wide, 48 feet tall 1,780 tons of Colbert County Sandstone 4,320,000 gallons of water per day passes over falls Largest stone weights 77,000 pounds 120 days . . . — Map (db m83394) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Ethel Davis PlazaIn Memory of — Ethel Davis, Artist
1896-1968 Ethel Davis' vision and determination to enhance the quality of life in the Shoals through support and encouragement of the arts led to the foundation of the Tennessee Valley Art Association in 1963. The following year the City of . . . — Map (db m83395) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — First Baptist Church
This congregation was organized in July 1823 as Concord Church, later known as Union Church, then as Tuscumbia Baptist. Jeremiah Burns was the first pastor. It began meeting at this site about 1845 in a plain wooden building. The New England-style . . . — Map (db m28564) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church was organized April 13, 1824, by Scots-Irish settlers. The sanctuary, erected in 1827, is the oldest in continuous use in Alabama. Its Georgian Gothic style remains essentially unchanged. The brick walls are laid in . . . — Map (db m40429) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — History of Tuscumbia, Alabama
(Obverse): The area around the Big Spring was inhabited by prehistoric Native Americans as early as 10,000 years ago. The first settlement was a French trading post and Indian village about 1780 on Cold Water Creek (Spring Creek) near the . . . — Map (db m83396) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Howell Thomas Heflin1921~2005
Howell Thomas Heflin retired from a lifetime of distinguished public service in 1997, having served Alabama in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms. There he was known as a national leader on judicial, agricultural, defense, and space issues. . . . — Map (db m28586) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Ivy GreenBirthplace of Helen Keller
The Family Home of Captain Arthur M. & Kate Adams Keller was build 1820, being the second house erected in Tuscumbia. Here on June 27, 1880 was born America's First Lady of Courage Helen Adams Keller — Map (db m29089) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Jackson's Military Road
Side 1 After the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, General Andrew Jackson proposed this road as a shorter and improved route for military movements between Nashville and New Orleans. The U.S. War Department authorized Jackson to appoint an . . . — Map (db m83401) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump
Plaque A 85-90 Million Years Old Possibly a Bald Cypress from the Cretaceous Period or the Age of Dinosaurs Plaque B 325 Million Years Old A Member of the Giant Club Mosses from the early Coal Age — Map (db m29287) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Sacred TearsBy Branko Medenica — September 19, 2003
Panel 1 Tuscumbia and much of the Shoals area played an integral part in the "Trail of Tears" with the Tennessee River route and the overland routes. In 1825, the U.S. Government formally adopted a removal policy, which was carried out . . . — Map (db m83403) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — St. John's Episcopal Church
This congregation was organized in the 1830's, with services being held in private homes and the Methodist meeting house. The present building was first used in October 1852 and completed the following year. During the Civil War, Union troops . . . — Map (db m28422) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — 99 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Alabama
Musicians have long crossed the Alabama -Mississippi border to perform and record. Mississippians such as Albert King, Little Milton, and Pops Staples recorded at studios in Muscle Shoals and Sheffield, including those owned by Mississippi natives . . . — Map (db m50652) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — The Challenge / The Response
The Challenge "Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have sight, your hearing, you who are strong . . . — Map (db m108373) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — The Moon Tree
The Moon Tree was grown from seeds that journeyed to the moon and back aboard Apollo 14 during the period of January 31-February 9, 1971. The seed was germinated by the U.S. Forest Service in Gulfport, Mississippi, and the seedling was presented to . . . — Map (db m108374) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Tuscumbia Big Spring
Big Spring (average daily flow 35,000,000 gallons) provided water for town founded on its banks. Michael Dickson of Tennessee was first settler (about 1817). Town laid out in 1819 and incorporated as Ococoposo (Cold Water, 1820). Name changed to . . . — Map (db m83453) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Tuscumbia Railway First Railroad west of Alleghenies
First Railroad west of Alleghenies 1832 ~ begun here; completed to Decatur, 45 miles east, in 1834. Cotton shipped by this line around nearby Muscle Shoals, then by boat down Tennessee ~ Mississippi R to world markets. 1851 ~ expanded to . . . — Map (db m28413) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Tuscumbia's Oakwood Cemetery
This burial ground was designated on General John Coffee's 1817 survey and original map "Plan of a Town at the Coldwater Spring." The oldest tombstone carries the burial date 1821 and the cemetery contains graves of veterans from all wars beginning . . . — Map (db m28567) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — U. S. Army M60A3 Main Battle Tank
Obtained from Ft. Rucker, AL by American Legion Post No. 31 April 28, 1999

*Weapons: 105 mm rifled cannon. 7.62 mm and .50 caliber machine guns. *Engine: 750 hp. 12 cylinder air-cooled diesel. *Crew-4 men: Weight-107.900 lb.: Speed-30 mph: . . . — Map (db m107646) HM

Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — William Winston Home
Construction on the home which became the center building of Deshler High School was begun in 1824 by Clark T. Barton. William Winston purchased and completed the Georgian-style dwelling in 1833. The largest remaining antebellum house in Tuscumbia, . . . — Map (db m28565) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Winston Cemetery
Front – Side A: The Winston family settled this area in the early 1820s. Andrew Jackson purchased the property at the U.S. government land sale and conveyed it to Col. Anthony Winston (1782-1841) who lived nearby in a two-story . . . — Map (db m28566) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia
Side AYellow Fever Epidemic 1878 Taking 31 Lives in Tuscumbia Citizen's Relief Committee: F.H. Aydlett, H.M. Finley, J.J. Davis, James Jackson, Chm. J.W. Rand Jr., F.A. Ross, J.N. Sampson, Sec. and C. A. Womble. . . . — Map (db m29263) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglade City — Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is known for stunning wildlife viewing and it unique mix of temperature and topical plants and animals. Its diverse habitat are a refuge for many endangered species. Take time to discover this subtle landscape by walking . . . — Map (db m106246) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglade City — F-269 — Old Laundry Building - Everglades Women's Club
The first permanent white settlers arrived in this region in the late 19th century. A community dependent on hunting, fishing, and farming soon emerged. The land upon which Everglades City now stands was acquired in 1921-22 by Barron Collier, a . . . — Map (db m90092) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglades — F-649 — Everglades Community ChurchEstablished 1926
This building was completed by April 1940 on land donated in May 1939 by the estate of Barron Gift Collier, founder of the county which bears his name and its largest landholder. The congregation at that time was Presbyterian, officially established . . . — Map (db m90290) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglades — Old Collier County Courthouse
This building was completed in 1928 to be the first seat of government for Collier County which was founded in 1923 by entrepreneur and landowner Barron Gift Collier. The Town of Everglades was also headquarters for the building of the Tamiami Trail . . . — Map (db m90095) HM
Florida (Collier County), Everglades City — Welcome To the Gulf Coast Visitor CenterEverglades
Hours: April to November 9:00-4:4:30 November to April 8:00 -4:30 Come upstairs to the National Park visitor center for information, park maps, exhibits, videos and more!

Along The Tamiami Trail Things to see and do (From West to . . . — Map (db m106245) HM

Florida (Collier County), Naples — Tin CityCity of Naples Diamond Jubilee — 1923-1998
Tin City's legacy began in the 1920's when Henry Espenlaub, brother-in-law of Ed Frank (Swamp Buggy Creator), leased his property to pioneering commercial fishing families. They constructed docks and tin roofed buildings to serve fishing fleets and . . . — Map (db m90088) HM
Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Big CypressAlligators
Imagine alligator relatives dating back to the days of dinosaurs, over 150 million years ago. Gators today still look similar to their 50 foot long relatives. Present day American alligators can grow to over 15 feet and many weigh up to 1,000 . . . — Map (db m106227) HM
Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Big Cypress National Preserve
Rain-the Swamp's Lifeblood Nearly 55 inches of rain falls here annually-drenching Big Cypress National Preserve during the summer wet season.

The fresh water flowing through the national preserve replenishes the local aquifer and sustains . . . — Map (db m106230) HM

Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Birds of Big Cypress
The watery areas of Big Cypress National Preserve attract colorful flocks of long-legged wading birds that sweep across the shallow wetlands stalking their prey, while other waterbirds dive below the surface to search for food.

Anhingas . . . — Map (db m106235) HM

Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Fighting an Invasion
Invasive species are destructive or aggressive plants and animals that greatly alter the natural balance of native area. They out compete native species for resources and reduce biodiversity. Invasives are extremely expensive to eradicate and pose . . . — Map (db m106233) HM
Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — H. P. Williams Roadside Park
Things to see

Cypress Knees Cypress trees sprout curious Appendages called knees. They are believed to help stabilize the parent tree in swamp environments.

Florida Panther The solitary Florida panther ranges throughout a . . . — Map (db m106231) HM

Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Ochopee Post Office
Considered to be the smallest post office in the United States, this building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed belonging to the J. T. Gaunt Company tomato farm. It was hurriedly pressed into service by postmaster Sidney Brown after a disastrous . . . — Map (db m90091) HM
Florida (Collier County), Ochopee — Wildlife & You
Wildlife & You How you behave can save The thrill of watching an animal in it native surroundings can be spectacular and awe inspiring. The memories made while experiencing such events can last a lifetime, and so can your actions.

While . . . — Map (db m106229)

Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — William Thomas Overby
In Memory of William Thomas Overby Confederate Hero. Enlisted May 31, 1861, Co. A. 7th Ga. Infantry. Wounded at Second Manassas Aug. 30, 1862. Then joined Co. D, 43rd Batln. Mosby's Ranger. Raided within Federal lines to . . . — Map (db m70865) HM WM
Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — Burial Mound(Mound C)
Native American Indian of the Mississippian culture were buried in this cemetery mound sometime in the A.D. 1200s. First excavated in 1932 by owner Col. Fain King, the mound was referred to as “Mound C”. A building was constructed over . . . — Map (db m58870) HM
Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — Ceremonial Mound
Excavations have shown that building stood on several earlier levels of this mound. We do not know how big those buildings were. This structure is approximately the size of the posthole pattern in the architecture building (Mound B) — Map (db m58872) HM
Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — King Mounds"Ancient Buried City"
Site of an ancient religious and commercial center of the Mound Builder. Approximately one thousand years old, situated on the only high ground at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Tombs, temples, altars, jewels, dwellings, tools, . . . — Map (db m58869) HM
Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — Welcome to Wickliffe MoundsState Historic Site
Nearly one thousand years ago, this village was home for Native Americans of the prehistoric Mississippian culture. Peaceful farmers, these mound building Indians lived throughout the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. Exhibits at Wicklffe Mounds . . . — Map (db m58873) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — Cherokee "Trail of Tears"
By the early 1800's white settlers in present-day Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee wanted the Cherokee farms, especially after the discovery of gold on Cherokee land. In 1830 the U. S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act; in 1835 three hundred . . . — Map (db m105690) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — Ted Poston "Dean of Black Journalists"
He covered major civil rights stories of his era and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1949. Poston received numerous other awards, including the George Polk Award in Journalism for national reporting. His book of short stories, The Dark Side . . . — Map (db m105693) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — The Cherokee A Civilized People
The Cherokee people once occupied much of the mid-Atlantic territory of North America. During the American Revolution they sided with the British against encroaching settlers and were forced to live in the mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, and North . . . — Map (db m105691) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — Whitepath and Fly Smith
Chief Whitepath served with Chief John Ross on the six-person Management Committee for Cherokee Removal and Subsistence, arranging for ration stops along the "Trail of Tears".

Cherokee Memorial Park in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was one of the . . . — Map (db m105687) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — History of Chatham Lighthouse
The waters off Chatham are notoriously dangerous because of the treacherous shoals and currents. The need for lights to warn mariners was recognized in early days of the country, and in 1806, nine years after the erection of the first lighthouse on . . . — Map (db m63403) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — 8 — The Mayflower Story
A group of Separatist from the Church of England, later named Pilgrims, left England for Holland in 1608 in settled in Leiden in 1609. After staying there for 11 years, the group sailed back to England on the ship Speedwell, where they joined by . . . — Map (db m78321)
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Rescue of the Pendleton
One of the most spectacular small boat rescues on the east coast of the United States occurred on February 18, 1952. The tanker Pendleton broke in half off the coast of Chatham during a fierce Nor' caster storm. In blinding rain and sixty foot seas, . . . — Map (db m63406) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Kettles
A bird's eye view of Cape Cod reveals a landscape dimpled with holes. Most of them are nearly round, and many are filled wit water, like Salt Pond in front of you.

Geologists call these intriguing depressions "kettles." They were formed over . . . — Map (db m63408) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Workboat of the Marshes
A remnant from Cape Cod's agriculture past, this 1850-era hay barge was a common sight among the working dories, skiffs, and catboats of the area. Wide and flat-bottomed, it was rowed, poled, and sailed throughout the shallow marshes. Salt marsh hay . . . — Map (db m63407) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Jonathan Young Mill
Built circa 1720 in South Orleans, later moved to the center of town. It was moved to Hyannisport in 1897. In 1983, the structure was given to the Orleans Historical Society by the Groves family. The society then donated it to the town. Dismantled . . . — Map (db m59979) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Pushed Back by the Sea
Both the lighthouse standing here and the cliff in front of you have had to give away to the power of the Atlantic Ocean.

The first lighthouses built here in 1838 were placed over 600 feet east of where you are standing now. As ocean waves ate . . . — Map (db m63398)

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — The Long, Black Cable
The long, black cable has carried countless thousands of messages of international finance, personal hope and disaster, and news of war and peace.

Now it lies cold and dormant on the deep floor of the wide Atlantic.

If you stood here on . . . — Map (db m63399)

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — The Nauset LightsCape Cod National Seashore
In 1838 the United States Government took action to reduce the number of shipwrecks along this dangerous coast by establishing the Nauset Light. To make the signal easily recognizable three separate lanterns were set on small brick towers about . . . — Map (db m63396)
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Three Sisters Lit the Way
These three lighthouses were part of the Nauset Beach Light Station, which originally stood a quarter mile away, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed the Three Sisters, this trio of lights provided a landmark for sailors making their way along . . . — Map (db m63400)
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Wellfleet — Cape Cod National Sea Shore Marconi Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore was set aside to preserve its natural and cultural resources. Opportunities to explore and experience these resources abound, and we ask that you do so in ways that will leave them unimpaired.

Regulations have been . . . — Map (db m107901) HM

Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — "A beehive of activity..."A look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Tents, army wagons and soldiers crowd the area around the railway depot and Tishomingo Hotel in this view. Over the course of the war it is estimated that about 300,000 troops served in Corinth or passed through this railroad junction. Civilians, . . . — Map (db m51752) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — "Decision at the Crossroads" Corinth: October 4, 1862
On the morning of October 4, 1862, nearly 20,000 Confederates under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn launched a massive assault on Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans' 20,000 Federal soldiers defending the interior line of Corinth's entrenchments. Attacking from . . . — Map (db m63296) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Caboose #2994
The caboose was built in 1970 by the International Car Company of Kenton, Ohio. It operated on the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad until 1972 when the G,M & O merged with the Illinois Central Railroad forming the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. In . . . — Map (db m107788) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth Panorama -- 1862
This view of Corinth appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 21, 1862, not long after the Union army captured the town. Despite some inaccuracies, it depicts a scene familiar to many thousands of troops from both armies. The . . . — Map (db m51758) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Fillmore Street Chapel
Corinth's oldest church bldg.; erected 1871 by Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the First church est. in Corinth. 1906~1976 served as Fillmore St. Pres. Ch. Now used as chapel by First United Methodist Church. — Map (db m28472) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Johnston's Headquarters
Site of hq. of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, April 1~4, 1862. After his death at Shiloh, April 6, body was brought here where it lay in state, April 7, 1862. — Map (db m29280) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of Rose CottageA look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Among Corinth’s countless stories of personal wartime tragedy is that of General Albert Sidney Johnston, Confederate Commander of the War in the West, who made his headquarters in Rose Cottage. After Johnston received a fatal wound at the Battle of . . . — Map (db m29291) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of the Corinth House Hotel
The Corinth House stood in the distance, facing the historic railroad crossing and the Tishomingo Hotel. This photograph shows it after the Union Army occupied Corinth. In the exciting months before Corinth fell to the Union Army in 1862, . . . — Map (db m51757) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Old Tishomingo HotelA look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Here, at the hub of activity in 1862, stood the Tishomingo Hotel. The railway station (hidden by the train) is at the crossing of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston railroads. The Tishomingo was popular as an unofficial railway station and . . . — Map (db m51753) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Union Troops at CorinthA look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
Not a "spit and polish" outfit, but tough and practical fighters. A Civil War photographer caught this group in a candid mode. Before the 1850s, the public's conception of battle formed mostly from romanticized drawings and paintings. Photography . . . — Map (db m51755) HM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — View Toward Batteries Robinett and WilliamsA Look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers.
Looking northwest in this view along the right-of-way of the Memphis & Charleston RR, you can see the earthworks of Battery Williams to the left of the tracks. Battery Robinett lies in the distance to the right. One of the many military tent camps . . . — Map (db m29273) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Giradeau — Dwarfing the TitanicDid you Know?
Deep-water ships cannot sail the Mississippi River. The river is frequently too shallow, and its strong currents would play havoc with ships designed to navigate oceans. At its headwaters, the Mississippi is less than three feet deep. Nor . . . — Map (db m107744) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Giradeau — Nature's River
Before humans lived in this area, the Mississippi River Valley was a great wide wetland teaming with plant and animal life. The hawthorn plant, with its brilliant blossoms and bright red berries, became the Missouri state flower. The Carolina . . . — Map (db m107731) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — "Red Rover, Red Rover"Did you know?
"Red Rover" was the first hospital ship of the United States Navy, the first Navy ship that women served on and the apparent namesake of the popular children's game. It was also build and launched in Cape Girardeau in 1859. "Red Rover" was a . . . — Map (db m58928) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1673Marquette and Joliet
In 1673 Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet led the first French expedition down the Mississippi. Joliet was the explorer; Marquette was the missionary and chaplain. The French hoped to find a rumored big river to the south that might lead to . . . — Map (db m107728) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1735Girardot Post
Sieur Jean Baptiste Girardot established a trading post in the vicinity of Cape Rock in the middle of the 18th century. This remote outpost became a gathering place for river travelers. By 1765, maps of the Mississippi River identified the bend in . . . — Map (db m107727) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1793Planning a City
In 1793 Spanish officials in St. Louis named Louis Lorimier the Commandant of the District of Cape Girardeau. Shortly thereafter, he received Spanish land grants totaling several thousand arpents (1 arpent= .85 acres).In 1806 Lorimier and his . . . — Map (db m107725) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1803Lewis and Clark
Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led President Jefferson's Corps of Discovery to the great American West. On November 23, 1803, they stopped at Cape Girardeau to deliver letters of introduction to Louis Lorimier. Captain . . . — Map (db m107721) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1804The Louisiana Purchase
In 1803 the Mississippi River Valley was an important area in international diplomacy and intrigue. Napoleon's brothers, Lucien and Joseph, sought to dissuade him from selling the entire Louisiana Territory to the newly established United States. . . . — Map (db m107718) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1821Missouri Statehood
When the territory of Missouri asked for statehood, it sought admission as a slave state since there were already many African-American slaves in the territory. Missouri was granted permission, but would be the only area in the Louisiana Territory . . . — Map (db m107715) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1838The Trail of Tears
In 1830 the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal Act which led to the forced removal of eastern tribes to "Indian Territory" west of the Mississippi (later the state of Oklahoma). In the autumn of 1838, sixteen separate groups of Cherokee, about . . . — Map (db m107712) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1861The Civil War
This view of the Mississippi River is from Fort A, one of the four forts constructed by Union forces in the summer of 1861. These forts, which encircled Cape Girardeau, provided protection from attack from either land or water. Fort A was on the . . . — Map (db m107711) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1863The Civil War
An exciting incident occurred at the "Battle of Cape Girardeau" on April 23, 1863 when Confederate forces attacked from the west and south of town. During the battle several Confederate cannon balls pierced the roof of the residence of Alfred Lacey . . . — Map (db m107708) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1870St. Vincent's Young Ladies Academy
St. Vincent's Young Ladies' Academy was founded in 1839 by the Sisters of Loretto as a school for young women. Located at the corner of Spanish and Good Hope streets, it was one of the first schools for women west of the Mississippi. Prior to its . . . — Map (db m107707) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1875River Commerce
Before the coming of the railroad, the Mississippi River was the commercial lifeline of Cape Girardeau. The arrival of the packet boats, loaded with goods for local and regional residents, was an exciting event in the community. To the left of the . . . — Map (db m107706) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1880The Coming of The Railroad
After earlier attempts to build a railroad to Cape Girardeau failed, local attorney Louis Houck made an arrangement with creditors to bring a railroad into the city by midnight of January 1,1881. If he could do so, he would acquire clear title to . . . — Map (db m107752) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1909President Taft's Visit
The first sitting President to visit Cape Girardeau was William Howard Taft, who arrived on the riverfront in the early morning of October 26, 1909. He was part of a 16-boat flotilla carrying cabinet members, Congressmen, governors, river . . . — Map (db m107865) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1916The Great Fire
The city was awaken to the shriek of a steamboat whistle early on the morning of March 15, 1916, to the biggest fire in Cape's history. The blaze began south of Broadway engulfing the Terminal Hotel, the Buckner-Ragsdale Store, the Frisco Railroad . . . — Map (db m107864) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1918-1919The Big Freeze
In the early 20th century, the Mississippi River was a wider and slower river than today. Because it was slower, it was more inclined to freeze over in periods of cold weather. The winter of 1918-1919 was especially frigid, and the river was . . . — Map (db m107863) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1924The Three "Cape Girardeaus"
For most of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th,steamboats were vital to the economic livelihood of Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri. Three steamboats bore the name "Cape Girardeau," the last being christened here in 1924. . . . — Map (db m107862) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1925Riverboat Jazz
Two of the most exciting new trends of the 1920s were jazz and ballroom dancing. The riverboats were ideal locations for both. Here, Jess Stacy on piano and Raymond F. "Peg" Meyer on saxophone, Berg Snider on drums, and Pete Lowry on banjo performed . . . — Map (db m107861) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1927The Big Flood
The great flood of 1927 remains the flood by which all Mississippi River floods are measured.The devastating effect upon the lower Mississippi River resulted in the Jadwin Plan, which sought to control the river with a coordinated system of levees . . . — Map (db m107860) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1958River Industry
The Mississippi River provides an abundant supply of sand to Cape Girardeau. This great resource has enhanced the community's ability to construct such large concrete projects as the A.C. Brase Arena Building, the Common Pleas Courthouse steps, . . . — Map (db m107859) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1964The Great Wall
After centuries of floods, the Mississippi River flood-wall provided protection from the floodwaters that periodically ravaged Cape Girardeau. Construction began on the massive flood-control project in 1956 and was completed in 1964 at the cost of . . . — Map (db m107857) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 1980Riverfest
Cape Girardeau has a close relationship with the Mississippi River. For 21 years Riverfest celebrated the fact that the community was on the river and of the river. The festival featured music, games, food, fireworks, crafts, and special events. . . . — Map (db m107856) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — 2003The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge
After 15 years of planning and 7 years of construction, the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened to traffic on December 13, 2003. The bridge was named for Bill Emerson, and eight-term Congressman who had championed the legislation that brought about . . . — Map (db m107855) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Cape Girardeau and the Railroad
After the golden age of the steamboat, port cities like Cape Girardeau suffered as railroads provided alternate means of transportation. Responding to the post-Civil War railroad boom, a syndicated of local business leaders formed the Cape . . . — Map (db m58672) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Cape Girardeau River Crossings
In the 1790s, the Spanish governor granted Louis Lorimier permission to operate a ferry service at Cape Girardeau. Thereafter, ferry operators continued to shuttle people and products across the Mississippi River until 1928 when a new, privately . . . — Map (db m58667) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Cape La Croix Creek
In 1699, fathers Montigny, Davion, and St. Cosme, French missionaries erected a cross where this stream entered the Mississippi and prayed that this might be the beginning of Christianity among the Indians. The stream has ever since been known as . . . — Map (db m58683) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Captains of Industry
August Busch (1899-1989) was born in St. Louis, Mo. He headed what has become the world’s largest brewery, Anheuser-Busch. In 1953, he purchased the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and inspired them to compete in six World Series from 1964-1987. . . . — Map (db m107767) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Champion Beech Tree
This stately Beech is one of the largest and oldest trees in the State of Missouri. A registered "champion" tree, it is approximately 200 years old. Quite possibly it was alive at the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The American Beech . . . — Map (db m58665) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Entertainers
Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was born in St. Louis, Mo. Her creative, exotic acts Made her a singing star from New York To Paris. During WWII, she worked with The Red Cross, gathering intelligence and entertaining troops in Africa and . . . — Map (db m107763) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was born in Diamond Grove, MO. As an agricultural chemist and inventor at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, in Alabama, he developed a system of crop rotation. He also discovered 300 uses for peanuts . . . — Map (db m107822) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Hollywood
Ginger Rogers (1911-1958) was born in Independence, MO. Nicknamed Feathers, she was a dancer extraordinaire and attained real stardom paired with Fred Astaire. She got her start in vaudeville at the age 14, and her first big movie hit was 42nd . . . — Map (db m107844) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Literary Giants/Missouri Mule
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was born in Lund, WI. In 1894 she moved to Mansfield, Mo. where in the 1930s and 1940s she published her best selling Little House books chronicling her pioneer life. These books later became the basis for a . . . — Map (db m107766) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company
Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company One of the most unusual WWI Mississippi River transportation stories concerns the Manitowoc [Wisconsin] Shipbuilding Co., the nation's only inland builder of submarines. In December 1940, the U.S. Navy contracted . . . — Map (db m58664) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Mark Twain /Missouri Generals/ George Caleb Bingham
Samuel Clemens (1835- 1910), who wrote under the pseudonym Mark Twain, was born in Florida, MO. His stories about Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and friends reflected his love for his boyhood hometown of Hannibal, Mo. Unconventional in both his life and in . . . — Map (db m107768) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Missouri Mule, The Wild West
Missouri Mule The mule was adopted as Missouri's state animal in 1995. Generally considered smarter, hardier, and more sure-footed than a horse, mules have been used or pulling wagons and other endurance-related task. For many years Missouri . . . — Map (db m107853) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Muralist/Broadcasters
Muralist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was born in Neosho, MO. An America regionalist painter, he is best known for his mural paintings depicting common everyday scenes of Midwestern life. Some of his most famous paintings and murals are . . . — Map (db m107850) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Old Lorimier Cemetery
Cape Girardeau's Oldest Shrine Earliest Inscription 1808 In this old cemetery gift of Don Louis Lorimier lie pioneers, founders, builders and defenders of our country. — Map (db m58684) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Pook's TurtlesDid you Know?
An ironclad was a wooden warship of the 19-century having iron or steel armor plating. The Confederate's ironclad ,"Monitor" (formerly Merrimack"), and the Union's ironclad, "Virginia" fought off the coast of Virginia in March of 1862. However, . . . — Map (db m58930) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — River Commerce
Known to Native Americans as "Messipi" ("Big River") or "Mee-zee-see-bee" ("Father of Waters"), the Mississippi River originates in Minnesota and terminates 2,348 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico. The river played an integral part in the . . . — Map (db m58669) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University
Terrace Park is located on the site where Father Odin of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) established St. Vincent's Male Academy in 1838, which was followed shortly thereafter by St. Vincent's Seminary. Often affectionately . . . — Map (db m58663) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — The Artists
Chicago artist, Thomas Melvin, and his lead portrait artist, Cameron Pfiffner, directed the paintings of the Mississippi River Tales, Mural between April and November of 2004. Other members of the crew are listed under the paint brush. . . . — Map (db m107852) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — The Civil War/The Boys of Summer
The Civil War Dred Scott (1795-1858) was born into slavery in Virginia and relocated with the family when it moved to St. Louis in 1830. In 1846, he sued to gain his freedom. After 11 years, in a landmark decision, he was denied his freedom . . . — Map (db m107847) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
On Nov. 23, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived at Cape Girardeau, a trading post established in 1795 by Louis Lorimier, the Spanish-appointed Commandant of the Cape Girardeau District. Here, Lewis, co-commander of the expedition, left . . . — Map (db m58675) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — The Red House
Pierre-Louis de Lorimier, French-Canadian fur trader, Indian agent, and founder of Cape Girardeau, built the Red House in the late 1790s west of this location on what is now the parking lot of St. Vincent's Church. The Red House served as the . . . — Map (db m58678) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — The Red House Interpretive Center
The Red House Interpretive Center, under construction from 2002-2004, is a cooperative effort of the Cape Girardeau Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission and the City of Cape Girardeau. The project was funded in part through grants from the . . . — Map (db m58674) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Title Panel
. This panel features the Missouri State flag, which was designed by Cape Girardeau native, Maria Watkins Oliver. It was officially adopted March 22, 1913. Also represented are the official tree of Missouri - the dogwood, the official bird of . . . — Map (db m107851) HM
Missouri (Cape Girardeau County), Cape Girardeau — Visionary Women/Entrepreneurs
Rosie O’Neill (1874-1944) was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Her family later moved to the Missouri Ozarks. She was a commercial artist and creator of the Kewpie doll, the first time ever that Merchandising was based on a . . . — Map (db m107765) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 5 — Amelia
This mural chronicle a Sept 4, 1928 account in the Muskogee Times-Democrat. Amelia Earhart left Scott Field in Belleville, Illinois in her Avro plane, with a destination of Muskogee, in route to Los Angeles. She later forced down outside of Cuba. No . . . — Map (db m58892) HM
Missouri (Crawford County), Cuba — 2 — Apples and Barrels
Via Cuba's second mural depicts one of the town's most fascinating eras, 1895-1920. During that brief period, the apple was king. By 1900, Cuba was the largest producer, processor, and distributor of applies in the state of Missouri. Closely related . . . — Map (db m58894) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 55 — Barker House
Home of Thomas Barker, N.C. agent to England, and his wife Penelope, reputed leader of the Edenton "Tea Party," 1774. Stands 3 blocks south. — Map (db m34810) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — Bought in France for N.C.
Bought in France for N.C. by Robt. Smith & Thos. Benbury agents for Governor Caswell. Brought to Edenton by Capt. Boritz on "The Holy Heart of Jesus" in 1778. Mounted on this spot 1861. Spiked and trunnions broken off by Federal Fleet 1862. . . . — Map (db m34965) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — EdentonBattle of Albemarle Sound
On May 5, 1864, the Confederate ironclad ram CSS Albemarle under Commander James W. Cooke, with gunboats Cotton Plant and Bombshell, steamed out of the Roanoke River into Bachelor's Bay and Albemarle Sound before you, bound for . . . — Map (db m34832) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — Edenton Bell Battery C.S.A.
Organized in March 1862 under the leadership of Capt. William Badham Jr., Lt. John M. Jones, and Lt. Nelson McClees, the Edenton Bell Battery was composed of men primarily from Chowan, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties. Lacking adequate artillery, . . . — Map (db m34835) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 22 — Edenton Tea Party
Fifty-one women met at Mrs. Elizabeth King's home, which stood 1100 ft. S.E., and resolved, Oct. 25, 1774, to support the American Cause. — Map (db m34850) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — Escape Via Maritime Underground Railroad
Now one of Edenton's most tranquil locations, during the antebellum period Edenton harbor was the town's industrial center with wharves, shipyards, and maritime activity. North Carolina's small, ill-protected harbors prevented development of . . . — Map (db m34770) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 69 — Francis Corbin(d) 1767
Granville agent, jurist, legislator. Provoked "Enfield Riot." Home, "the Cupola House, " 2 blks. S. — Map (db m34801) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 72 — Harriet Jacobsc.1813~1897
Fugitive slave, writher & abolitionist. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) depicts her early life. Lived in Edenton. — Map (db m34773) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 73 — Henderson Walkerc.1660~1704
Acting governor, 1699~1703; attorney general, judge, and vestryman. Grave is 75 feet west. — Map (db m34788) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 5 — James Iredell
Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1790-99, Attorney-General of N.C. during Revolution. Home stands 200 ft. East. — Map (db m34844) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 50 — James Iredell, Jr1788~1853
Governor, 1827~28; U.S. Senator; and legislator. Compiler of revisal of N.C. laws. His home two blocks south; grave at Hayes one mile S.E. — Map (db m34851) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 4 — Joseph Hewes
Signer of Declaration of Independence, leader in Continental Congress, merchant. His store was three blocks S. — Map (db m34797) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 27 — Mackeys Ferry
Established 1735 over Albemarle Sound, succeeding Bells Ferry. Discontinued in 1938. Northern Terminus was four blocks south. — Map (db m34966) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — Roanoke River Lighthouse
Originally constructed in 1886 by the US Lighthouse Service, the Lighthouse served as a navigational beacon to Mariners on the Albemarle Sound. The Light marked the entrance to the Roanoke River which was the main commercial passageway to the town . . . — Map (db m34837) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 9 — Samuel Johnston
Revolutionary Leader, Governor, U.S. Senator. His Home "Hayes," and Grave are one mile S.E. — Map (db m34793) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 1 — St Paul's Episcopal Church
Parish formed in 1701, present structure begun in 1736, succeeding two earlier wooden buildings. — Map (db m34776) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — The Iredell HouseListed in the National Register of Historic Places
James Iredell (1751-1799), Attorney General of North Carolina, 1779 to 1781. Fought for NC's ratification of the United States Constitution. Nominated Associate Justice of the first US Supreme Court Feb. 8, 1790 by President George Washington, . . . — Map (db m34967) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Josiah Flagg1763~1816
In this Churchyard is Buried Josiah Flagg 1763~1816 First native born American to make dentistry his life work and the first to carry to any foreign land evidence of American Dental Progress. Soldier in the American Revolution, sailor in the War . . . — Map (db m49764) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Washington Light Infantry 1907
1812~WAR of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. This Company was mustered into active service. 1836~SEMINOLE WAR ~The Washington Light Infantry was sent to St. Augustine for the protection of women and children.Map (db m49763) HM

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