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By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
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Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — João Cândido Felisberto Memorial"O Almirante Negro"
[Panel 1] João Cândido Felisberto nasceu em 1880, na Vila Sâo José, Encruzilhada do Sul, Distrito de Rio Pardo, Rio Grande do Sul. De 22 a 26 de Novembro do 1910 liderou a Revolta Dos Marinheiros contra as péssimas condiçôes de . . . — Map (db m26028) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa Maakond, Tallinn — Mälestusmärk “Katkenud Liin” / “Broken Line”M/S Estonia Memorial
Malestusmark “Katkenud Liin” Parvlaeva ESTONIA katastroofis 28. septembril 1994.aastal Hukkunud 852 inimesele. “Broken Line” In memory of the 852 people who lost their lives in the ESTONIA . . . — Map (db m61331) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa Maakond, Tallinn — British Royal Navy in the Estonian War of Independence — [Estonian Maritime Museum]
IN MEMORY of the officers and seamen of the British Royal Navy who served and gave their lives in the cause of freedom in the Baltic during the Estonian War of Independence 1918 - 1920 MALESTUSEKS Briti Kuningliku Merevae . . . — Map (db m61360) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa Maakond, Tallinn — Polish Submarine "ORZEŁ" - September 1939 — [Estonian Maritime Museum]
Text in Estonian: ... Text in Polish: 15. Septembril 1939. Aastal Interneeriti saksa riigi survel Tallinnas Poola Sõjalaevvastiku allveelaev “ORZEŁ” Mereväekapten Jan Grudziński juhtimisel võttis . . . — Map (db m57484) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa Maakond, Tallinn — 1199 — The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Text in Estonian: … [Seals of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention] Text in English: The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the protection . . . — Map (db m57529) HM
Germany, Berlin — Pariser Platz
[English text] Pariser Plaz (Paris Square) is one of Berlin’s most distinctive squares and occupies a unique place within the groundplan of the city. Its planning is attributed to Philipp Gerlach (1697-1738), the architect commissioned by . . . — Map (db m56361) HM
Greece, Kalymnos (peripheral unit) (Pátmos municipality), Chorá — Historic Centre (Chorá)Monastery of Saint John the Theologian — World Heritage Site
[Marker text printed in Greek and English script:] 1999 The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse World Heritage Site The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery . . . — Map (db m43647) HM
Israel, Galilee, Tabgha — Church of HeptapegonThe Seven Springs
History 28–350 AD The Judeo-Christians of Capharnaum venerated a large rock upon which Jesus is said to have laid the bread and fish before he fed the five thousand (Mk 6:30-44) ca. 350 AD Used as an altar, the rock . . . — Map (db m44034) HM
Italy, Campania (Naples Province), Pompei — Teatro Grande e Quadriportico/Great Theatre and Quadriporticus — Pompeiviva
Il Teatro Grande fu costruito nel II secolo II a.C., addossando la struttura ad una collina lavica e ristrutturato in epoca augustea. La cavea costituita da gradini in tufo o calcare, ospitava circa 5000 persone in tre zone separate da corridoi . . . — Map (db m47980) HM
Italy, Lazio (Metropolitan City of Rome), Rome — Vittorio Emanuele II — [Capitoline Hill]
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II secc. XIX-XX Architetti: G. Sacconi, P. Piacentini, G. Koch, M. Manfredi Renderings of the Monument: Pianta * Sezione longitudianle * Prospeto [Left column - Text in . . . — Map (db m47437) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — 400 Years of Continuing OAR Presencein the Philippines and Asia — 1696 to 2006
Panel 1: Fray Rodrigo de San Miguel Pioneering Missionary Indistinctly known in history books as Fr. Rodrigo Aganduru (1584-1626), the intrepid missionary from Villadolid, Spain, arrived with the first Recollects in 1606. Bataan and . . . — Map (db m64224) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — Antonio Pigafetta — 1496 - 1535
Patrician of Vicenza, Italy and Knight of Malta chronicler of the Magellan expedition that first circumnavigated the globe from 1519 to 1522. He fought in Mactan and was one of the 22 survivors who returned to Spain. This tribute was erected by the . . . — Map (db m64200) HM
Philippines, Pampanga (Clark Freeport), Angeles — Col. John M. Stotsenburg - Maj. Harold M. ClarkFort Stotsenberg/Clark Air Base — - Clark Air Base Museum -
Panel 1: Col. John M. Stotsenburg Fort Stotsenburg, now the Stotsenburg Area, was named for John M. Stotsenburg, Captain, Sixth U.S. Cavalry, and Colonel, First Nebraska Volunteers. A native of Indiana, and a graduate of the U.S. . . . — Map (db m73353) HM WM
Turkey, İzmir (Selçuk district), Selçuk — The Basilica of St. John
St. John was the youngest of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, often referred to as the “Evangelist” or “Beloved.” After the death of Jesus, the followers of Christ were subjected to persecution. St. John’s own brother, James, was . . . — Map (db m43712) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Julius Ellsberry
In dedication to Julius Ellsberry, the first Black Alabama man to die in World War II; born Birmingham, Ala, 1922. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1940; First Class Mate [sic] Attendant aboard battleship Oklahoma in the Battle of Pearl . . . — Map (db m2964) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Julius Ellsberry
In dedication to Julius Ellsberry, the first Black Alabama man to die in World War II; born Birmingham, Ala, 1922. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1940; First Class Mate [sic] Attendant aboard battleship Oklahoma in the Battle of Pearl . . . — Map (db m63761) HM WM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — B-52D "Stratofortress"
Plans for the B-52 began as early as 1945, but the first flight of a B52D was not until June 4, 1956. The operational life of the B-52 spans the period from 1957 to the present, and included the most critical phase of the war in Vietnam. The . . . — Map (db m50424) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) — Submarines and the Battleship Park
Panel 1: Anderson, Fred H., RT1 Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2 Armstrong, James E., RM1 Balestrieri, S., ENS Blair, Jack L., S2 Blevins, J.T., S1 Boucher, Leo J., S1 Brennan, James J., TM2 Bronder, John J., SC2 Brown, . . . — Map (db m74810) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Mission San Fernando Rey de España
1. Historical Museum The museum exhibits a pictorial history of the mission, pottery, santos, trade and commerce items, together with an extensive collection of early mission baskets given by Marie and Mark Harrington. 2. . . . — Map (db m101200)
California (Los Angeles County), Montebello — 385 — Battle of the Rio San Gabriel
Near this site, on January 3, 1847, was fought the Battle of the Rio San Gabriel between American forces commanded by Capt. Robert F. Stockton, U.S. Navy, Commander-in- chief, Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney, U.S. Army, and . . . — Map (db m51042) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — 753 — The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
This Cemetery, earlier known as Morningside Cemetery, is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in San Fernando Valley. It was used from the early 1800's until 1939. It was legally abandoned in 1959. In this same year Mrs. Nellis S. Noble donated the . . . — Map (db m54544) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Watts — Watts TowersNational Historic Landmark — [Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park]
Panel 1: Watts Towers California Historical Landmark No. 993 Panel 2: Unconventional Life, Unconventional Art Simon Rodia has been referred to as a visionary and a man of great passion. A self-taught laborer from . . . — Map (db m51953) HM
California (Monterey County), Carmel — Lone CypressPerched over the Pacific for Hundreds of Years
Even though Monterey cypress trees prefer this area's rugged bare granite headlands, the Lone Cypress is a testament to the hardiness of these trees. It has withstood Pacific storms and winds for roughly 250 years. Fences and cables now offer added . . . — Map (db m8476) HM
California (San Diego County), Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton — El Camino Real Bell — [Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton]
Panel 1: This bell marks a place along the original route of El Camino Real, “The Kings Highway”, which connects the 21 missions from San Diego to Sonoma. Suspended from a pipe resembling a shepherd’s staff, the first bell was . . . — Map (db m50664) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Clifton A. F. Sprague, Vice Admiral, USNBorn 8 January 1896 - Died 11 April 1955
[Front]: Awards Navy Cross for the 25 October 1944 action off Samar. Admiral Sprague was aboard the escort carrier, USS Fanshaw Bay during this engagement. Legion of Merit Medal for his command of the USS Wasp. Gold Star in lieu of . . . — Map (db m8521) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Ingram PlazaPreble Field, Naval Training Center San Diego — — Liberty Station —
Panel 1 This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Osmond K. Ingram Gunner's Mate First Class United States Navy who sacrificed his life in an effort to save his ship and shipmates during an engagement between the U.S.S. Cassin and . . . — Map (db m51535) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — USS San Diego Memorial
Panel 1: USS San Diego (CL-53) Light Cruiser Crew: 756 Officers and Men Battle Record Guadalcanal to Tokyo Bay 1942 to 1945 34 Enemy Engagements – 18 Battle Stars Steamed 312,000 NM Second most decorated . . . — Map (db m52197) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ashurbanipal MonumentThe Assyrians
The Assyrians formed one of the earliest great empires in the world. Their civilization dates from 2700 B.C. with the important cultural centers at Ashur and Nineveh north of modern Baghdad. Beginning as a river civilization in Mesopotamia between . . . — Map (db m32080) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Volunteers' Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of San Francisco in Honor of the California Volunteers Spanish-American War 1898 “First to the Front” — Map (db m36691) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Liberty Ships – Born in World War II1941 to 1943 — Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien - Alive and Steaming
Visit America’s answer to Hitler’s U-Boats – one of the last 2,710 identical armed Merchant Ships built to carry “beans, bullets and black oil" to our fighting men around the world. The goal was to build them faster than the enemy could . . . — Map (db m76503) HM WM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Pioneer Monument / California Native Americans
[Panel 1:] Pioneer Monument Sculptor, Frank Happersberger (1859-1932) Dedicated to the City of San Francisco on November 29, 1894, the Pioneer Monument was a gift of philanthropist James Lick. Lick, who died in 1876, left . . . — Map (db m32183) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — S-31 — Lewes
Under orders from Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch erected Fort at Hoorn Kil (Lewes Creek) 1659 but were soon dispossessed by Marylanders. Here was also a communistic settlement established in 1662 by Mennonites from Holland under Peter Cornelius . . . — Map (db m19404) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Lewes
The Dutch in 1673 established a court in Hoorn Kil for the inhabitants “on the east and west sides of Cape Henlopen unto Bomties (Bombay) Hook.” Governor Andros of New York in 1676 established an English court at Whorekill, the . . . — Map (db m19408) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — Fort Bayard
Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865. No visible evidence remains of Fort Bayard, which stood at the top of this hill. Named for Brig. Gen. George Bayard, mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. — Map (db m124) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion ChurchThe Gate Way to Freedom
Organized 1832. 2nd Church Built 1833. Admitted to Philadelphia-Baltimore Conference, 1837. 3rd Church Built 1888. Relocated present site, 1956. Bishop Raymond Luthe Jones, Presiding Bishop, 4th Episcopal District. Dr. William B. . . . — Map (db m11042) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Acacia Life Insurance Building – 1936
Acacia Life Insurance Building – 1936 On March 3, 1869, President Andrew Johnson signed the Congressional Act chartering The Masonic Mutual Relief Association that became Acacia Life Insurance Company. Built as its headquarters . . . — Map (db m41886) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 12 — Christ Church and Its ParishionersTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail
This is Christ Church, Washington Parish, the first Episcopal church established in Washington City (1794), and attended by Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. At first Christ Church met in a nearby tobacco warehouse. In 1806 . . . — Map (db m39235) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — John Philip Sousa(1854 - 1932)
. . . — Map (db m39264) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — 5 — Oldest Post of the CorpsTour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail
On your left is Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest continuously manned post in the U.S. Marine Corps. The installation was originally designed by architect George Hadfield in 1801 with a central parade ground and housing for 500 enlisted . . . — Map (db m10834) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — Friendship Archway
This friendship archway was erected by the District of Columbia and the Municipality of Beijing, 1986. Marion Barry, Jr. Mayor of Washington, D.C. Chen Xitong Mayor, Beijing Municipal Government — Map (db m9161) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 1 of 19 — Main StreetCultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
Marker Front: Fourteenth Street has always been the business backbone of Columbia Heights. Beginning in the 1890s, electric streetcars dropped passengers at nearly every corner, attracting commerce. By 1925 storefronts occupied the blocks . . . — Map (db m23705) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 5 of 15 — A Whirl on the Ferris WheelA Self Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
To your right it is the former Merritt Educational Center which operated from 1943 to 2008. However, if you were standing here in the 1920s or '30s, in its place you would have seen exuberant crowds of fashionably dressed African Americans enjoying . . . — Map (db m24519) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Alexander Hamilton Memorial
[ on the front (south face) of pedestal :] Alexander Hamilton 1757-1804 First Secretary of the Treasury Soldier, Orator, Statesman Champion of Constitutional Union, Representative Government and National Integrity . . . — Map (db m32740) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C.
17th and M Streets, NW This school, completed in 1872, was one of three public elementary schools built for DC's black children just after the Civil War. Its name honors U.S. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, who fought to abolish slavery . . . — Map (db m8184) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948)The Western Front - The Meuse-Argonne Campaign
[Panel 1]: On 6 April 1917, the United States entered World War I. With few regular forces, the task of training and transporting an effective army to fight in France was formidable. The U.S. Navy, acting swiftly to combat the German . . . — Map (db m29593) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — National Press Club
At this site, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in March 1908, the National Press Club, now located at 529 14th Street, was formed through the adoption of a constitution and bylaws and the election of the club's first officers. The . . . — Map (db m6586) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Restoration of Jackson Place and Lafayette SquareWhite House Conference Center
[Sketch of townhouses along Jackson Place, NW - the western border of Lafayette Square - behind which the White House Conference Center was constructed in the 1960s & 70s.] Dedicated to those whose spirit and vision helped to preserve . . . — Map (db m32421) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.1 — The Church of the EpiphanyCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
“Carpets, cushions, and hymnbooks were packed away ... ambulances began to stop ... lastly come the surgeons....” Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington. Church spires dominated the skyline of the city of Washington at the . . . — Map (db m29618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.6 — Willard Inter-Continental HotelCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
"This hotel, in fact, may be much more justly called the center of Washington and the Union than either the Capitol, the White House or the State Department. . ." Nathaniel Hawthorne, Civil War reporter for the Atlantic Monthly At 6:30 a.m. . . . — Map (db m10905) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — .7 — Woodies Comes to F StreetCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
"Alvin, Washington, D.C. is the place for us." So wrote Samuel Walter Woodward to his business partner, Alvin Lothrop, in 1879. The young entrepreneurs were looking for a new location for their innovative dry goods store near Boston, . . . — Map (db m37223) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dewi Saraswati(Saraswati Goddess)
Goddess Saraswati is portrayed standing straight, facing forward, looking to the right direction, depicting positive thinking based on the values of truth. Universally, Saraswati is known as the goddess of knowledge and art. Embodied as a . . . — Map (db m71863) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Daniel Webster Memorial
Daniel Webster "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable." Expounder and Defender of the Constitution Born at Salisbury, N.H., Jan 18, 1772 Died at Marshfield, Mass., Oct 24, 1852 "Our Country, Our Whole Country, and nothing but . . . — Map (db m81729) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Samuel Francis Du PontMemorial Fountain in Du Pont Circle
Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy, 1803 - 1865 This memorial fountain replaces a statue erected by the Congress of the United States in recognition of his distinguished services. — Map (db m32426) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Taras Shevchenko Memorial
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:] Taras Shevchenko 1814-1861 Bard of Ukraine [Inscription on north face of statue base:] Dedicated to the Liberation, Freedom and Independence of all . . . — Map (db m31136) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Nathan Hale"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Captain, Army of the United States Born at Coventry, Connecticut, June 6, 1755 In the performance of his duty, he resigned his life, a sacrifice to his country's liberty at New York, September 22, 1776 — Map (db m27241) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Ysabel I, La Catolica[Queen Isabella of Spain and the Americas]
Panel 1, east side of pedestal, facing 17th St.: Ysabel I La Catolica Reina de Castilla de Aragon de las Islas y Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano Panel 2, upper west side of pedestal, facing OAS Hdqts.: Esta estatua fue . . . — Map (db m65257) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Aleksandr Pushkin — 1799 -1837
During his all too brief life, Aleksandr Pushkin created a body of literary works of astonishing, life-affirming beauty. Deeply attached to his Russian and African roots, Pushkin’s genius was devoted to the values of honor, freedom and individual . . . — Map (db m46981) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Benito Juárez Memorial — Statues of the Liberators
[Inscriptions, east face:] Respect for the rights of others is peace Benito Juárez 1806-1872 The people of Mexico to the people of the United States of America El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz Benito Juárez 1806-1872 El pueblo de . . . — Map (db m82923) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Gen. John A. Rawlins Memorial
RAWLINS — Map (db m53467) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — José Artigas Memorial — "Statues of the Liberators"
inscription, south face of base: José Artigas Father of the Independence of Uruguay inscription, north face of base: From the people of Uruguay to the people of the United States of America inscriptions, on . . . — Map (db m67168) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — José de San Martín Memorial — Statues of the Liberators
[Inscription on south face of pedestal:] Libertador General José de San Martín [Inscriptions on two panels in the south side of base:] Homenaje al Libertador General D. José de San Martín del Presidente de la Nacion Argentina . . . — Map (db m65936) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Museum of Modern Art of Latin America — [The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States]
The OAS collection of contemporary art of the Americas was initiated in 1957 by resolution of the Council of the Organization of American States. In 1976, as part of its program of activities honoring the bicentennial of the independence of the . . . — Map (db m46951) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — National Headquarters, American Red Cross
National Headquarters American Red Cross has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 23, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m38864) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Fort Dupont — Fort DuPontCivil War Defenses of Washington — 1861 - 1865
Panel 1: Civil War Defenses of Washington Fort DuPont This small work was one of the defenses begun in the fall of 1861 on the ridge east of the Anacostia River. It was named after Admiral Samuel DuPont, a commander of the South Atlantic . . . — Map (db m46425) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — John Fitzgerald KennedyChurch of the Holy Trinity
[Rendering of the Seal of the President of the United States] In Memoriam Within the hallowed walls of the historic Church of the Holy Trinity in Georgetown, D.C. worshiped the late President of the United States, John Fitzgerald . . . — Map (db m22076) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Restoration of Georgetown’s Call Boxes
Georgetown’s Call Box restoration project is part of a city-wide effort to rescue the District’s abandoned fire and police call boxes. Known as Art on Call, the project has identified more that 800 boxes for restoration. Neighborhood by . . . — Map (db m25313) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) — Bolling Air Force Base
[Panel 1]: Old Bolling Field 1917 - Survey for the site of a military flying field to be used for defense of Washington and for proficiency flying. Captain William "Billy" Mitchell, commander of Army Signal Corps Aeronautics . . . — Map (db m63896) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) — T-28 Trojan
Dedicated to Pilots, Crew, and Maintenance Personnel who served at Anacostia Naval Air Station — Map (db m63900) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — DC Recorder of Deeds Building/WPA Era Murals515 D Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
DC’s Art Deco/Art Moderne Recorder of Deeds Building (1941) houses city land records. Many notable African Americans have served as recorders of deeds since President Garfield appointed Frederick Douglass to the post in 1881. These include Branche . . . — Map (db m29657) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Welcome to downtown Washington DC—an area rich in history, culture and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. The Courts on Judiciary Square. Judiciary Square is one of the . . . — Map (db m18439) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Massachusetts Heights — All Hallows GuildWashington National Cathedral
In recognition of the contributions made by generations of All Hallows Guild members since 1916 to the gardens, oak grove, and grounds of Washington National Cathedral a haven of peace and refreshment a revelation of God’s beauty and a . . . — Map (db m71205) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 1 of 17 — Words and DeedsMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
Wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build the Beaux Arts-style building you see across the street to your left, the city’s first public library. The Central Library opened in 1903 with 12,412 books by its predecessor, the . . . — Map (db m21801) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Dudley Knox Center for Naval HistoryDudley Wright Knox, Commodore, USN — 1877-1960
Dudley W. Knox, an 1896 graduate of the Naval Academy, had numerous tours afloat during the first twenty-five years of his career, including service in the first of the Navy's destroyers. He later played an important role in developing tactics and . . . — Map (db m52235) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — National Museum of the U.S. NavyWashington Navy Yard — Formerly: the Naval Gun Factory's 'Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop'
lower panel, above doorway National Museum of the United States Navy upper panel Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop Extended 297 Feet, 1899 Rear Admiral Charles O’Neil, Chief of Bureau of Ordnance Comdr. E. C. Pendleton, U.S.N., . . . — Map (db m89340) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Navy Gun CarMounting 14" - 50 Caliber Naval Gun
One of the United States Naval Railway Batteries Designed, constructed and shipped abroad by the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department Placed in operation in France and Manned by naval personnel Under the command of Rear Admiral C.P. Plunkett, U.S.N. . . . — Map (db m10162) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — U.S. Experimental Model Basin
Site of U.S. Experimental Model Basin 1898-1955 Founded by Rear Admiral David Watson Taylor who was the Director until 1914. Here the Navy laid the foundations for research in ship and aircraft design with the establishment of a 470 foot . . . — Map (db m10456) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .2 — Ceremony at the CrossroadsCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
“Imagine a great avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long, for two days. ...” Walt Whitman. It took two days for the grand parade of 200,000 victorious Union soldiers described by the great American poet . . . — Map (db m14875) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Howard UniversitySixth Street and Howard Place, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Howard University, one of the oldest Black colleges in the United States, was established by Congress in 1866 to educate formerly enslaved individuals. Its name honors Freedman's Bureau Commissioner General Oliver Otis Howard, a member of the white . . . — Map (db m66401) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 9 of 14 — A Magic PlaceCity within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail
Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughn were two of the nationally famous entertainers who played in the brick building on this corner, once home to the popular Club Bali, also called the New Bali. In the memory of one former customer, it was a magic . . . — Map (db m42196) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia1000 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
The first African Masonic order south of the Mason-Dixon line was founded in the District of Columbia in 1825. Social Lodge No. 7, as it was known, combined with two other lodges in 1848 to form the Union Grand Lodge. Later, the name was changed to . . . — Map (db m33737) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 3 of 14 — We had everything we needed right hereCity Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail
Black businesses sprung up everywhere on U Street in the early 1900s. As racial segregation increased, African Americans in Washington began a tradition of protest. They also responded by creating institutions of there own. In the 25 years from 1895 . . . — Map (db m41722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — 13 of 17 — Military Education at Fort McNairRiver Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail
Fort Leslie J. McNair, to your right, honors the commander, Army Ground Forces during World War II who died in battle. It is the U.S. Army’s third oldest installation (after West Point and Carlisle Barracks). The fort dates back to 1791. . . . — Map (db m20389) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — John WesleyFounder under God of World Methodism
. . . being an exact copy of the statue standing in the forecourt of Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol, England, presented by the Right Hon. the Lord Rank on behalf of the Methodist Church, Great Britain, to the Wesley Theological Seminary. In token of the . . . — Map (db m17871) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Swampoodle — Famine-Genocide in UkraineHolodomor 1932-1933
In memory of the millions of innocent victims of a man-made famine in Ukraine engineered and implemented by Stalin's totalitarian regime Ukrainian: У пам'ять про . . . — Map (db m90872) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Fort RenoCivil War Defenses of Washington — 1861-1865
No visible evidence remains of Fort Reno, which stood at the top of this hill, the highest elevation in Washington, D.C. [drawing of Fort Reno] Fort Reno from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing. Cannon mounted at Fort Reno helped repulse a . . . — Map (db m20629) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — District of Columbia World War Memorial
[Panel 1: northeast corner wayside.] “This monument stands for men who fought not alone for their country, but to establish the principles of justice and peace. We pay tribute here to their valor. We honor them for their . . . — Map (db m76573) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — German-American Friendship GardenCelebrating 300 Years of Friendship — National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
“One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden. This symbol of eternally renewing growth and strength will be dedicated this autumn here in the Capital. In its . . . — Map (db m38849) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — John Paul Jones Memorial
[North Face inscriptions - above and beneath Captain Jones' statue:] John Paul Jones 1747-1792 First to compel foreign man-of-war to strike colors to the Stars and Stripes. [South Face inscriptions - above and beneath a bas relief . . . — Map (db m19534) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Lock Keeper’s House
Formerly the eastern terminal of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Erected about 1835. The canal passed along the present line of B Street in front of this house emptying into Tiber Creek and the Potomac River. — Map (db m209) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial — National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be . . . — Map (db m46398) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Thomas JeffersonNational Memorial Cornerstone — National Historic Landmark
This Cornerstone was laid by Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States of America 1939 — Map (db m83684) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt: 1858-1919 [Quotations, Panel 1]: NATURE There is delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and . . . — Map (db m10738) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Ebenezer Baptist Church
"Our Stone of Help." "Then Samuel took a stone and named it Ebenezer for he said, 'Thus far the Lord has helped us.'" (I Samuel 7:12.) The Rev. John A. Parker, Pastor 1886-1894. The Rev. Dr. Alfred Daniel Williams, Pastor . . . — Map (db m5481) HM
Hawaii (Hawaii County), Captain Cook — In Memory of Captain James Cook, R.N.
Marker panel on obelisk (1874): In Memory of the great circumnavigator Captain James Cook, R.N. who discovered these islands on the 18th of January, 1770 and fell near this spot on the 14th of February, 1779. . . . — Map (db m72497) HM
Hawaii (Maui County), Wailuku — Kūka‘emoku — [ʻĪao Valley]
Commonly called ʻĪao Needle, the traditional Hawaiian name for this 2,250 foot high peak is Kūka‘emoku. This peak is known as the phallic stone of Kanaloa, Hawaiian god of the ocean. During periods of warfare, the peak was . . . — Map (db m31540) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — The Buffalo Soldier Monument
[Seal of the United States Army] Built by those who cherish the spirit, courage and valor of the Buffalo Soldiers Heroes Patriots Warriors - Explorers Surveyors — Map (db m17340) HM
Kansas (Linn County), Pleasanton — 47 — Battle of Mine Creek
In October, 1864, a Confederate army under Gen. Stirling Price was defeated near Kansas City. He retreated south, crossed into Kansas, and camped at Trading Post. Early on the morning of October 25 Union troops under Generals Pleasonton, Blunt and . . . — Map (db m6937) HM
Kansas (Miami County), Osawatomie — John Brown of Kansas
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Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Colfax Riot
On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873, marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South. — Map (db m34602) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bienville MonumentBienville Place
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Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France
[Cast at the top of the marker is a rendering of the church]Church of St. Louis, 1727-1788 Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France The first church on this site designed by Adrien de Pauger was erected 1724-1727 . . . — Map (db m21552) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Molly MarineNovember 10, 1943 — "Free a Marine to Fight"
Rededicated July 1, 1966 in honor of Women Marines who serve their country in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps. [Sculptor: Enrique Alferez] — Map (db m21557) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Saint Augustine Church, New Orleans — Louisiana African American Heritage Trail
In 1841, this parish was established for the inhabitants of Faubourg Tremé. The joint beneficence of Bishop Antoine Blanc and the Ursuline nuns made possible acquisition of property and erection of the church. Until 1925, the buildings of the . . . — Map (db m35056) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Sidney Joseph Bechet1897-1959
First Panel: This bronze bust of Sidney Bechet is a faithful copy of the original by French sculptor Abel Chrétien. The original erected in 1960, a year after Bechet’s death in Juan-Les-Fins, France. This town was named in 1994 as a . . . — Map (db m21987) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The CabildoNational Historic Landmark — Louisiana State Museum
[Panel 1:] Erected 1795-1799, Don Gilberto Guillemard, architect. Constructed financed and directed by Don Andres Almonester y Roxas. The mansard roof was added in 1847. The illustrious Cabildo (Spanish colonial city council) held its . . . — Map (db m21508) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The Washington Artillery Park — American Revolution Bicentennial: 1776-1976
[Panel 1]: On and near this site since 1718 has centered the military activities of both regular and citizen soldiers of France, Spain, the Confederacy and the United States. On either side were the redoubts forming the “Great . . . — Map (db m24684) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — British 24 Pounder
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough. This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — Map (db m7812) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Pearl Harbor Survivors AssociationIn Memoriam
[Front]: To those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at Pearl Harbor and other military installations on the island of Oahu during the Japanese attack on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, to perpetuate the memory . . . — Map (db m7819) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — EA-3B Skywarrior... to the memory of all the U.S. Naval aircrews that gave their lives ...
[Panel 1:] The EA-3B Skywarrior was in service for more than three decades in the U.S. Navy’s secret reconnaissance war against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Conceived at the dawn of th Cold War as an aircraft carrier-based nuclear . . . — Map (db m17025) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Camp CarrollFrom Plantation to Federal Camp
This land was part of a 2,568-acre tract named Georgia Plantation, that Charles Carroll purchased in 1732. By 1760, his son Charles Carroll, a lawyer, had constructed a Georgian summer home, Mount Clare. the Carroll family lived here until 1852. . . . — Map (db m2537) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Carroll Park
Baltimore’s Park Commission purchased portions of the Mount Clare estate between 1890 and 1907 to provide a large landscaped park for the city’s southwestern neighborhoods. The Olmsted Brothers firm helped the city develop plans to protect the . . . — Map (db m41430) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Fells Point
A colonial maritime community established 1726 by William Fell, shipbuilder of Lancashire, England. In this area were built more than six hundred ships from the colonial era through the Civil War. Birthplace of the U.S. Frigate . . . — Map (db m2517) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Mt. Clare
This outstanding Georgian mansion, built between 1754 and 1768, was the home of Charles Carroll, Barrister and framer of Maryland’s first Constitution and Declaration of Rights. Carroll and his wife Margaret Tilghman made Mount Clare a center of . . . — Map (db m3152) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — The Coast Guard Cutter TaneyThe last surviving warship from the attack on Pearl Harbor — "Saving One of America's Treasures"
Open for visitors as part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum ... the USCGC TANEY was built in 1936 and was in continuous service until 1986. In addition to Pearl Harbor, TANEY saw action throughout World War II [as] well as the Vietnam Conflict. . . . — Map (db m15063) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument
[East face, center:] Erected by the State of Maryland to commemorate the patriotism and heroic courage of her sons who on land and sea fought for the preservation of the Federal Union in the Civil War, 1861 - 1865. SCVTO . . . — Map (db m18296) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Dundalk — Commodore Joshua Barney1759–1818
Born in Baltimore, Barney at an early age moved with his family to a nearby farm on Bear Creek in the Patapsco Neck section of the County. When only 12 he went to sea. In the War for Independence he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on the . . . — Map (db m2120) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Owings Mills — Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts MemorialWorld War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
In Memory of Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts, United States Navy, August 7, 1913-May 8, 1942. Lieutenant Ricketts of Baltimore County was killed in action during World War II, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown (CV 5), in the battle of the . . . — Map (db m72402) WM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Reisterstown — “Buffalo Soldiers”
First Sgt. Augustus Walley, a Reisterstown native, awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery at Cuchillo Negro Mountain, New Mexico. Dedicated on the 100th anniversary of The Spanish-American War July 13, 1998. — Map (db m7196) HM
Maryland (Calvert County), Prince Frederick — World War Memorial
The soldiers and sailors from Calvert County who lost their lives in the World War. George Armiger • Solomon Barnes • Wm T Dorsey • Arck L Lore • William N Marquess • Thomas Osborne • Reuben Pitcher • Murray A Sherbert • Irving R Stallings • . . . — Map (db m45294) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Benedict — Maxwell Hall
Built circa 1768 by merchant and tobacco farmer George Maxwell, Maxwell Hall features massive twin chimneys and foundation stones of English chert. Local tradition holds that in the War of 1812, the British invasion force took possession of Maxwell . . . — Map (db m28317) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Indian Head — Navy RailroadHistorical Role in Our Nation’s Defense — Indian Head Rail Trail
The Naval Base, [then] known as “The Naval Proving Ground”, was established in the town of Indian Head in 1890. Its main purpose was to test guns, powder, fuses and other naval ordnances as well as producing smokeless powder. The Naval . . . — Map (db m70905) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — St. Ignatius Catholic ChurchSt. Thomas Manor — Chapel Point, Maryland
Dating from 1662 the oldest continuously active parish in the United States. Founded 1641 by Father Andrew White, S.J., who named Chapel Point. Present church built 1798. St. Thomas Manor has been a Jesuit residence since its erection in 1741. — Map (db m39525) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Emmitsburg — Pangborn Memorial CampanileNational Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
Ave Maria This monument is dedicated to the glory of God and His Blessed Mother. It is erected on the site of the “Old Church on the Hill,” which was built in 1805 Father John Dubois, founder of Mount Saint Mary’s . . . — Map (db m17360) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Germantown — Reflections of Old Germantown
This lane of trees once led to the Madeline Waters House, built by Lloyd Dorsey in 1902 (see historic marker on Wisteria Drive north of Maryland Route 118). This house was typical of villa-style homes built on the outskirts of rural railroad towns . . . — Map (db m69348) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — Montgomery Avenue and Washington Street
Rockville grew from a convenient crossroads meeting place in the 1750s to become the legal and market center of the county. The tiny village was selected as the seat of local government in 1776 for its central location and the presence of taverns . . . — Map (db m43473) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 1 — Red Brick Courthouse29 Courthouse Square — Rockville’s African American Heritage Walking Tour
After the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and Congress created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands to aid newly freed African Americans. By the time it closed in 1872, the Bureau had provided assistance to four million former slaves . . . — Map (db m43471) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post OfficeTRANSORMA/TRANSFORMA © 2005
[Panel 1:] Blair Mansion: Silver Spring Prior to the development of modern Silver Spring, this immediate area was a bucolic, rural landscape in a portion of Montgomery County then known as Sligo. The property was owned by Francis . . . — Map (db m23488) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Marshall Hall
Marshall Hall, patented as “Mistake” in 1728 by Thomas Marshall, was the estate of the Marshall family from sometime after 1728 until 1857. Thomas Marshall (1694-1759), the first owner, is buried in the family cemetery on the property. . . . — Map (db m71115) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Andrews Air Force Base — U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions
This Lockheed Jetstar is the original 4-engine prototype first flown on 3 April 1958. Its descendant, the C-140B has flown over half of all Special Air Missions [SAM] since joining the 89th Military Airlift Wing in 1963. The workhorse of the SAM . . . — Map (db m40695) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair Mansion
Belair was built circa 1740 by Samuel Ogle, Governor of Maryland. Through the years the mansion became known as the "House of Governors" because governors Thomas Bladen, Benjamin Tasker Sr., Benjamin Ogle I, Oden Bowie and Christopher Lowndes were . . . — Map (db m66436) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Clinton — Surratt TavernConfederate Safe House — John Wilkes Booth - Escape of an Assassin
Owned and operated by the ardently pro-Southern Surratt family, this building was used by Confederate agents as a safe house during the Civil War. Built in 1852, the structure was a tavern, hostelry and post office. Surratt's son, John, Jr., a . . . — Map (db m4188) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Calvert Hills: A National Register Historic DistrictCity of College Park“ATHA” Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
The Calvert Hills neighborhood, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in December of 2003, is an example of the residential development that occurred on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. during the early 20th Century. Calvert . . . — Map (db m71859) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Calvert Hall
In honor of Charles B. Calvert Born August 20, 1808 Died May 12, 1864 through whose efforts was established the Maryland Agricultural College, the first college in America chartered expressly for agricultural experimentation and . . . — Map (db m14610) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — R. Lee Hornbake Library — Hornbake Plaza
Panel 1: R. Lee Hornbake Library Professor of Industrial Education 1947-1979 Dean of the Faculty 1957-1960 Vice President for Academic Affairs 1960–1979 Our American tradition of freedom and justice, of respect for . . . — Map (db m72027) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — University of Maryland Memorial Chapel
Erected as a memorial and dedicated October 12, 1952 to those University of Maryland men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country — Map (db m6622) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Colmar Manor — Abraham Lincoln
This statue of the Great Emancipator portrays in his last days the thin, tired, war-worn president in thoughtful and deep meditation and is considered one of the finest bronze statues ever made of President Lincoln. It was created by one of . . . — Map (db m17479) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), District Heights — Ridgeley Rosenwald School
The Ridgeley School was opened in 1927 as Colored School No.1 in Election District 13 in the African American community known as Ridgeley*. Named for a prominent local African American family, the Ridgeley School along with a church and society . . . — Map (db m91958) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), District Heights — Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2
Panel 1: On September 27th, 2008, Maryland State Police Medevac Helicopter Trooper 2 responded to Waldorf, Maryland to assist the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department with a serious motor vehicle crash. Working alongside first responders, . . . — Map (db m91033) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Greenbelt — Greenbelt: A Bold Experiment
The City of Greenbelt was conceived, built, and for a long time owned by the Federal government. Greenbelt was one of three “green cities” built during the Great Depression. The theory of “green cities” was revolutionary: . . . — Map (db m41275) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Landover — Ridgley
Farming community established after the Civil War by former slaves from local tobacco plantations. Ridgley Methodist Episcopal Church was first built in the late 1870s on land deeded to trustees Rev. Lewis Ridgley, Joseph Beal, and Richard . . . — Map (db m89553) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — St. Ignatius Church, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Founded in 1849 as a mission church under pastor Fr. Joseph M. Finotti, S.J. it remained a mission church until 1948, when Archbishop Patrick O'Boyle declared it a parish with Fr. Patrick J. Begley as the first resident pastor. In the late 1800s . . . — Map (db m4167) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — The Capture of AlexandriaOxon Cove Park
It was indeed a day and night of horrors, the fleet … lay directly before our house.Mary DeButts, writing to her sister Millicent on March 18, 1815. From this farm, Mary DeButts saw a small fleet on . . . — Map (db m48959) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland - Mount Welby — [Oxon Hill Farm]
[Panel 1:] The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland Samuel DeButts was born in Ireland in 1756. He began a career as a doctor in England and there met and married his wife, Mary Welby, in 1785. Samuel’s medical practice was difficult, . . . — Map (db m49056) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Rossville Community, Muirkirk District — Abraham Hall: A Historic African American Benevolent Lodge
Abraham Hall was built in 1889 as a lodge for the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham. Chartered in 1877, this fraternal organization provided emergency financial assistance and death benefits to its members: a form of insurance not otherwise . . . — Map (db m66418) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Lexington Park — Cedar Point Lighthouse
Panel 1: Chronology The Cedar Point Lighthouse marked the southern point of the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River during the years from its completion in 1896 until it was abandoned by the Coast Guard in 1928. This . . . — Map (db m62467) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Green Hill Town and Port
Authorized by act of Assembly 1706 (one of 6 ports) "where vessels shall unlade Negroes wares merchandizes and commodities" 100 acres to be laid out in lots with open spaces left for church, market place, and public buildings. Present church built . . . — Map (db m19236) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Soldiers and Sailors Monument — Boston Common
To the men of Boston who died for their country on land and sea in the War which kept the Union whole, destroyed slavery and maintained the Constitution. The grateful City has built this Monument that their example may speak to coming generations. . . . — Map (db m37560) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Forks of the Road
Site of the South's second largest slave market in the 19th century. Enslaved people were also once sold on city streets and at the landing at Natchez Under the Hill. Natchez slaves were freed in July, 1863, when Union troops occupied the city. The . . . — Map (db m37433) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Forks of the Road Historical Site
[Panel 1:] Natchez in the Center of Slavery Slavery is central to American history. The labor of enslaved African Americans built much of the nation’s wealth and enabled it to gain its economic independence. The enslavement of people . . . — Map (db m41533) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Baldwyn — Battle of Brice's Cross Roads
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New Jersey (Atlantic County), Atlantic City — Sara Spencer Washington — 1889 - 1953
A Virginia entrepreneur who headed north in 1911, opened Arctic Avenue Beauty Salon in Atlantic City. She expanded by teaching beauty culture door-to-door with products of the day, some self-styled. Madame Washington, as she would later be called, . . . — Map (db m37109) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Defenders of the UnionSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch — Grand Army Plaza
To the Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865 — Map (db m13548) HM
New York (New York County), Harlem — 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial — “Harlem Hellfighters” Monument
This monument honors the legendary 369th Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. The black granite obelisk is a replica of a 1997 memorial that stands in Sechault in Northern France, where the 369th soldiers distinguished themselves in . . . — Map (db m18993) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Papal Visits to New York CityPope Paul VI * Pope John Paul II * Pope Benedict XVI — Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Panel 1: His Holiness, Pope Paul VI on his arrival for the first Papal visit to America came to this Cathedral to adore the Blessed Sacrament 4 October 1965 Panel 2: His Holiness Pope John Paul II making the . . . — Map (db m59461) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Asheville — P 57 — Confederate Armory
Manufactured Enfield-type rifles. In 1863 Plant moved to Columbia.S.C. Building was located 1/4 mi.SE.Burned in 1865. — Map (db m30269) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Asheville — Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial
[inscriptions, west center interior] "It is the Veteran:" It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Religion. It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Press. It is the Veteran who has given us . . . — Map (db m30268) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Buxton — B-54 — Cape Hatteras Lighthouse — ···
Tallest brick lighthouse in nation at 208 feet. Constructed, 1869~1870, to mark Diamond Shoals. Replaced 1802 structure. — Map (db m29950) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers, 1863 - 1865
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Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Captain Daniel Dobbins(1776 - 1856)
Erie merchant mariner, naval officer, born in Mifflin County. Captured by the British during the War of 1812, Dobbins escaped, went to Washington to report the fall of Forts Mackinac and Detroit. Appointed a sailing master in the US Navy, he . . . — Map (db m21040) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Flagship Niagara
Restored flagship of Capt. Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. — Map (db m21047) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Mercersburg — The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops
In 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was among the first Civil War combat units open to African Americans. Troops from Pennsylvania made up more than 20 percent of the acclaimed unit. Mercersburg was second only to Philadelphia in mustering . . . — Map (db m44651) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Elkins — Village of La Mott
Originally called Camptown, this village was laid out at the close of the Civil War on the site of former Camp William Penn. The camp was a training station for Negro troops enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1863 to 1865. — Map (db m4349) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
(Front Inscription): Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of her Colored Soldiers. (Back Inscription):To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all Colored Soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the . . . — Map (db m8411) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Free African Society
Established in 1787 under the leadership of Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, this organization fostered identity, leadership, and unity among Blacks and became the forerunner of the first Afican-American churches in this city. — Map (db m8920) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant — Charles Pinckney - StatesmanSnee Farm — Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Marker is on the farmhouse porch at north entrance): Charles Pinckney National Historic Site honors Charles Pinckney honors Charles Pinckney of South Carolina, one of the drafters and signers of the Constitution of the United States. . . . — Map (db m30544) HM
Texas (Cameron County), Brownsville — 4985 — Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger DepotHistoric Brownsville Museum
Panel 1: Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot Official Historical Medallion, Texas Historical Commission This depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1928 as part of its extension into the Rio Grande Valley. A . . . — Map (db m37624) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10039 — Site of Fort Martin Scott
Established by the United States Army December 5, 1848 as a protection to travelers and settlers against Indian attack. Named in honor of Major Martin Scott, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, 5th United States Infantry, killed at Molino . . . — Map (db m35905) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 2132 — General Ignacio Zaragoza(January 14, 1829 - September 8, 1862)
Nació en este lugar cuando se llamaba "Bahia del Espíritu Santo." En 1855, al mando de un ejército de voluntarios Mexicanos, contribuyó a la derrota del dictador Santa Anna. Siempre fue caudillo en la defensa de su patria, el 5 de mayo de . . . — Map (db m36338) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 2257 — Grave of Colonel J. W. Fannin and His Men
After battle of Coleto (March 19 - 20, 1836), where a Texas Army under Col. James Walker Fannin met defeat by Mexicans in superior numbers, the Texas soldiers were held in Presidio La Bahia, supposedly as war prisoners. However, by order of Mexican . . . — Map (db m35516) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Waelder — 5441 — The Town of Waelder
In 1875 and 1876, when the Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad built through Gonzales County, this town was laid out to serve as a shipping point for the surrounding agricultural and ranching area. Hopkinsville, a thriving community five . . . — Map (db m6978) HM
Texas (Kinney County), Brackettville — 1075 — Fort Clark
A strategic installation in the U.S. Army's line of forts along the military road stretching from San Antonio to El Paso, Fort Clark was established in June 1852. Located near natural springs and Las Moras Creek, its site was considered a point of . . . — Map (db m36395) HM
Texas (McLennan County), Waco — 1255 — Doris MillerOctober 12, 1919 - November 25, 1943
Doris (Dorie) Miller was reared on a farm in McClennan County, Texas, and attended Waco’s A.J. Moore High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the battleship “USS West Virginia” in 1940. The “West . . . — Map (db m34637) HM
Texas (Starr County), Rio Grande City — 4762 — Site of Cortina BattleDec. 27, 1859
[seal of:] Texas State Historical Survey Committee Site of Cortina Battle Dec 27, 1859 Crushing defeat for partisan leader Juan Cortina who in late 1859 laid waste the lower Rio Grande Valley. Cortina's band of 450 were surprised . . . — Map (db m36733) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Alexandria, VirginiaMarket Square — Alexandria Historic District
Wording on stone tablet to left: Alexandria, Virginia County seat of Fairfax 1742-1800 Organized 13th July, 1749 Incorporated by the Assembly of Virginia 1779 Ceded to the Federal Government 1789 First boundary . . . — Map (db m69923) HM WM
Virginia, Alexandria — First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria"Old Presbyterian Meeting House"
Panel 1 - upper middle of east face: The First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria founded A.D. 1772 House of worship erected 1774. Destroyed by lightning July 20, 1835. Rebuilt on the same lot A.D. 1836. Panel 2 - . . . — Map (db m77843) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — E-131 — Franklin and Armfield Slave Office(1315 Duke Street)
Isaac Franklin and John Armfield leased this brick building with access to the wharves and docks in 1828 as a holding pen for enslaved people being shipped from Northern Virginia to Louisiana. They purchased the building and three lots in 1832. From . . . — Map (db m72628) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Guarding the PotomacBattery Rodgers 1863-1865
The area around Jones Point, which lies just south of the nation’s capital, was an obvious location for early defensive fortifications. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Battery Rodgers was built overlooking the cove to guard the river approach . . . — Map (db m69911) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 20 — Battery Garesché
Historical Site Defenses of Washington 1861-1865 Battery Garesché Here stood Battery Garesché, constructed late in 1861 to control the higher ground dominating Fort Reynolds, 200 yards to the southeast. It had a perimeter of 166 yards and . . . — Map (db m5164) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Ronald Reagan
The statue of Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States from 1981-1989, is located northeast of this location at the driving entrance to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In 1987, President Reagan's Secretary of . . . — Map (db m70983) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Transportation
Near this point the Alexandria Canal crossed Four Mile Run, connecting Alexandria docks and railyards to Georgetown and western Maryland from 1843 to 1886. To the east were the turnpike and railroad. In 1896 the Washington, Alexandria and Mount . . . — Map (db m22469) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders"
Dedicated in memory of the United States Colored Troops, citizens, freed slaves, and contraband of Freedman's Village by the descendants and friends. October 9, 1992. — Map (db m15009) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion"Triple Nickels"           "Smoke Jumpers" —       1943    -    1947     
. . . — Map (db m15643) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — 92d Infantry Division
World War I France 1918 Meuse-Argonne * World War II Italy 1944-45 Rome-Arno North Apennines Po Valley *** "I do not ask that Thou shall front the fray, And drive the warring foemen from my sight; I only ask O Lord, by . . . — Map (db m11882) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — African American Veterans of the Korean War1950-1953
Dedicated to all African American Veterans of the Korean War, 1950-1953, for your valor, pride, patriotism and professionalism. Your pioneering efforts and sacrifices have contributed immensely to the development of today's Soldiers, Sailors, . . . — Map (db m11216) WM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Civil Air Patrol
[Emblem for the United States Air Force Auxiliary - Civil Air Patrol] Dedicated to the memory of Civil Air Patrol members who gave their lives in service to this nation that others might live. — Map (db m15368) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Field Marshal Sir John DillG.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., D.S.M., L.L.D. — 1881 - 1944
Joint Resolution recognizing the outstanding service rendered to the United Nations by Field Marshal Sir John Dill Whereas the Congress, having been informed of the death of Field Marshall Sir John Dill, in Washington, District of . . . — Map (db m30690) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Memorial to US Airmen killed in Denmark
In World War II a total of 135 U.S. airmen were killed in action over Denmark where they were buried. They defied danger to come to our assistance in our fight for freedom. They will forever be remembered with Denmark's gratitude. — Map (db m11851) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Merrill's Marauders
[Unit insignia]: "Ranger - Merrill's Marauders" In memory of the gallant men of the 5307th Composite Unit (Prov.) Northern Burma Campaign, 1944 "Sua Sponte" — Map (db m15173) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — Selina Gray
Selina Gray, the daughter of Leonard and Sallie Norris, was a second generation Arlington slave. For a number of years, Selina was the personal maid of Mrs. Robert E. Lee. By 1861, Salina had become the head housekeeper at Arlington. When Mrs. Lee . . . — Map (db m10970) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — The Tuskegee Airmen of World War IIThey Accepted the Challenge
Two hundred strategic bomber escort missions over Europe with the 15th Air Force without the loss of a single bomber to enemy aircraft, 1944-45, a record unsurpassed. Dedicated in their memory, 10 November 1995. — Map (db m13838) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington National Cemetery — U.S. War Correspondent
This tree grows in memory of journalists who died while covering wars or conflicts for the American people. One who finds a truth lights a torch. In remembrance: — Map (db m11719) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Fort Myer — Fort Myer Historic District
has been designated a Registered National Historical Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States . . . — Map (db m70827) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Origin of the Purple Heart TrailMount Vernon, Virginia
This marker commemorates the establishment of the Purple Heart decoration by General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, on August 8, 1782. The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the . . . — Map (db m14173) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slavery at Mount Vernon
“It is my Will and desire that all the Slaves which I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom.” George Washington in his will, 1799 Of the 316 slaves at Mount Vernon in 1799, most lived and worked on the four . . . — Map (db m93616) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Varina — V-26 — Battle of New Market Heights
On 28 September 1864, elements of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s Army of the James crossed the James River to assault the Confederate Defenses of Richmond. At dawn on 29 September, 6 regiments of U.S. Colored Troops fought with exceptional valor . . . — Map (db m15692) HM
Virginia, Richmond — Arthur Ashe Monument — Monument Avenue Historic District
[Inscription on east face of monument:]Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. 1943 - 1993 World Champion, Author, Humanitarian, Founder of Virginia Heroes, Incorporated, Native of Richmond, Virginia. This Monument was placed at Monument Avenue and . . . — Map (db m22823) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Chinese American Soldiers MemorialSeattle
Dedicated to American Soldiers of Chinese Ancestry in Seattle and vicinity who died in the service of their country during World War II, 1941 - 1945 [Translation in Chinese calligraphy] Yeu Louie Lee Hong Chew Bak Hong Chin John . . . — Map (db m26934) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Smith Tower — 1989 Washington State Centennial
Seattle’s first skyscraper opened on July 4, 1914. The 42 story Smith Tower was the tallest building outside of New York City and Seattle’s tallest for nearly fifty years. It was built by Lyman Smith of Smith-Corona and Smith and Wesson fame, from . . . — Map (db m22481) HM
West Virginia (Jefferson County), Charles Town — Martin Robinson Delany
Erected in tribute to Martin Robinson Delany Born free May 6, 1812 Lawrence and North Streets Charles Town, VA (W VA) Son of Samuel Delay (slave) and Patti Peace Delany (free) grandson of African prince Prince Hall Mason physician, scientist, . . . — Map (db m12646) HM
West Virginia (Marion County), Fairmont — The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of local American hero, “Spanky” Roberts (1918–84), graduate of Dunbar H.S. & WV State College, 1st African-American aviation cadet, Tuskegee, 1941. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant & pilot in 1942; flew over 100 missions . . . — Map (db m40497) HM

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