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
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
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
Text in Estonian: ...
Text in Polish: 15. Septembril 1939. Aastal
Interneeriti saksa riigi survel Tallinnas
Poola Sõjalaevvastiku allveelaev
Mereväekapten Jan Grudziński juhtimisel võttis . . . — — Map (db m57484) HM
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
[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
[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
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
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
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
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
Panel 1: Fray Rodrigo de San Miguel
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
Panel 1: Watts Towers
California Historical Landmark No. 993
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
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
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
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
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
USS San Diego (CL-53)
Crew: 756 Officers and Men
Guadalcanal to Tokyo Bay 1942 to 1945
34 Enemy Engagements – 18 Battle Stars
Steamed 312,000 NM
Second most decorated . . . — — Map (db m52197) HM
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This friendship archway was erected by the District of Columbia and the Municipality of Beijing, 1986.
Marion Barry, Jr.
Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Mayor, Beijing Municipal Government — — Map (db m9161) HM
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
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
[ on the front (south face) of pedestal :]
First Secretary of the Treasury
Soldier, Orator, Statesman
Champion of Constitutional Union, Representative Government and National Integrity . . . — — Map (db m32740) HM
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
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
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
[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
“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
"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
"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
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
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
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
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:]
Bard of Ukraine
[Inscription on north face of statue base:]
Dedicated to the Liberation, Freedom and Independence of all . . . — — Map (db m31136) HM
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
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
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
[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
inscription, south face of base:
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
[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
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
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
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
[Rendering of the Seal of the President of the United States]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
. . . 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
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
[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
“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
[North Face inscriptions - above and beneath Captain Jones' statue:] John Paul Jones
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
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
“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
Theodore Roosevelt: 1858-1919
[Quotations, Panel 1]:
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
"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,
The Rev. Dr. Alfred Daniel Williams,
Pastor . . . — — Map (db m5481) HM
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
His Holiness, Pope Paul VI
on his arrival
for the first Papal visit
came to this Cathedral
the Blessed Sacrament
4 October 1965
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
making the . . . — — Map (db m59461) HM
[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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
Wording on stone tablet to left:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
World War I
World War II
"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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
has been designated a
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
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
“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
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
[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
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]
Lee Hong Chew
Bak Hong Chin
John . . . — — Map (db m26934) HM
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
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
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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