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Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

Обозреватель и Новая Газета. Анна Политковская до своей трагической гибели работала в этом здании 1999-2006 Obozrevatel and Novaya Gazeta. Anna Politkovskaya  until her tragic death worked in this ...

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  • journalist
  • memorial

Show Your Stripes

Show Your Stripes 2008 Jim Conti Change the light sculpture from your phone: Dial 408-287-0128 Press three numbers (1-9). Press zero. Hang up. Commissioned for The 88 in collaboration with the City ...

  • san jose
  • art
  • phone number

John Covalesk

At this location, officer John Covalesk was shot to death while investigating a burglary. Officer Covalesk gave his life in the line of duty November 15, 1950. Erected by The San Jose ...

  • san jose
  • police
  • line of duty
  • death

Gravely Ford

Gravely Ford 7 miles southeast of here was a favorite pioneer crossing of the Humboldt River, Gravely Ford. Campsite of the Donner Party, here occurred the Snyder-Reed fight. As Snyder lashed at Reed ...

  • donner party
  • nevada
  • interstate 80
  • i80
  • snyder-reed fig...
  • wagon train

Chief Washakie

Tooling across Wyoming before the August 2017 eclipse, we drove into a town called Fort Washakie (population 1,759; elevation 5,570 feet) on U.S. 287 (a.k.a. the Chief Washakie Trail). We had ...

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  • native american...
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      Pierce Hall

      PIERCE HALL First Town Hall of Brookline Built in 1825 Used as the first High School 1843-1856 Bought by the First Parish in 1890 Named for the Rev. John Pierce, D.D. Minister of this Parish 1797-1849

      • brookline
      • massachusetts
      • first parish br...

      Burrell M. Baucom

      IN MEMORY OF BURRELL M. BAUCOM AN OFFICER AND SOLDIER. BRAVE OF HEART, SINCERE OF PURPOSE AND FAITHFUL TO TRUST WHO FELL HERE JULY 1, 1933, IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY. THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY HIS ...

      • 1933
      • oregon

      Chester Depot

      CHESTER DEPOT The first public train arrived here on July 18, 1849, and in December, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad opened the first rail line across Vermont linking the Connecticut River valley ...

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      • vermont
      • champlain
      • connecticut riv...
      • 1849
      • train
      • railroad
      • train station

      Amador County Fair Foundation

        Folsom Institute

        FOLSOM INSTITUTE "EDUCATION DOTH NOT A SCHOLAR MAKE" NEAR HERE WAS THE FIRST AND ONLY COLLEGE EVER IN FOLSOM. IT LASTED TWO YEARS (1858-60) THEN CLOSED FOR LACK OF STUDENTS. FOLKS PROBABLY FIGURED ...

        • folsom
        • college
        • institute

        Grocery Store, 1879

        GROCERY STORE 1879William Ferguson, proprietor City of Toronto, Inventory of Heritage Properties HERITAGE TORONTO    Submitted by @kmbmarshall

        • grocery store
        • toronto
        • 1879

        Compo Colonial Cemetery Cedar Point

        COMPO COLONIAL CEMETERY CEDAR POINT 1681 1771 FAMILIES REPRESENTED BURNS, CHURCH, GRAY, HENDRICKS, SHAW. IN WHOSE MEMORY THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED BY COMPO HILL CHAPTER, D.A.R. AND THE MORRIS PARK ...

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        • compo
        • westport
        • connecticut

        Looff Carousel

          Field of Hope

          Marie Curie Cancer Care Field of Hope Sponsored by the Arundel House Hotel Planted by Cambridge City Council November 1995   Submitted by @Geograph_Bob © Copyright Bob Harvey and licensed ...

          • marie curie
          • cancer
          • hope
          • field

          A City of Women

          1770-1870 A City of Women Monterey's Women of all nationalities gathered and while doing wash provided a medium for information through the "Wash Tub Mail" at Washer Woman's Gulch. It was Monterey's ...

          • monterey
          • california
          • women
          • washing
          • gold fields

          Golden Gate Bridge

          Submitted by @Ritterton

          • san francisco
          • 3-d
          • bridge
          • golden gate

          I-880 Cypress 'F' Picnic Area

          I-880 CYPRESS 'F' PICNIC AREA AT ERNIE RAIMONDI PARK  A GIFT OF AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE PARTNERING TEAM OF KIEWIT/KAISER AND CALTRANS FOR THE WEST OAKLAND COMMUNITY  DEDICATED THIS 26TH DAY OF JULY, ...

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          • a.d.
          • park
          • golf

          Liberty Hall

          LIBERTY HALL Built in 1877, Liberty Hall embodies the many layers of West Oakland history. It is an outstanding example of mid-Victorian commercial architecture, with octagonal turrets, ...

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          • bay area
          • california
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          Frank Furness (1839-1912)

          Frank Furness (1839-1912) A nationally influential architect, his forceful designs and bold use of industrial materials helped shape American modernism. His works include the Pa. Academy of Fine arts ...

          • philadelphia
          • architecture

          James A. Garfield Death Site

          I have a minor obsession with the assassinated President James A. Garfield. What drew my attention to him was one doleful fact about his passing: He lingered for 80 days after he was shot in July ...

          • presidents
          • new jersey
          • long branch
          • james a. garfie...

          At this point, on the Old Concord Road, as it then was, ended the midnight ride of Paul Revere

          Plaque marking the endpoint of Paul Revere's famous midnight ride.  Submitted by Eli Anders (@elioanders)

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          • revolutionary w...
          • minutemen

          Clover Hill

          Maryland Historical Society plaque on the history of Clover Hill, near Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus Submitted by Eli Anders (@elioanders)

            AIDS Library of Philadelphia

            History of the Philadelphia AIDS Library. Submitted by Eli Anders (@elioanders)

            • philadelphia
            • aids
            • library

            Free African Society

            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 ...

            • philadelphia
            • black history

            A Brief History of the Bone House and Graveyard

            A Brief History of the Bone House & Graveyard (Spa Fields Park) During the 1780s the land was leased as a burial ground and provided space for 2,722 interments. Eventually housing was built ...

            • london
            • spa fields park
            • graveyard
            • bone house