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Nepalese Peace Pagoda

Plaque reads: 'Expo 88 Nepalese Peace Pagoda Built by craftsmen of Kathmandu valley Nepal For Expo 88 Brisbane A creation of peace, lover fertility and harmony. The pagoda was purchased with the ...

  • nepal
  • australia
  • brisbane
  • expo

In Memory of Jerry Doiron

In memory of Jerry Doiron 1959 - 2014 and this inspiring passion for the arts Shaw Planning Director from 1996 to 2013 Submitted by Gilda Spitz

  • theater
  • ontario
  • niagra-on-the-l...
  • shaw festival

In Honor of All the Dreams of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

IN THIS HOUSE, 10622 KIMBERLY AVENUE, JERRY SIEGEL FIRST DREAMT OF SUPERMAN A TIMELESS HERO AND CHAMPION OF GOOD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. FROM HERE, YOUNG JERRY RAN TO HIS FRIEND JOE SHUSTER'S ...

  • cleaveland
  • ohio
  • superman
  • siegel
  • shuster

Freedom Tree

FREEDOM TREE A LIVING MEMORY ON POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 20 JULY 1984

  • moffett field
  • pow
  • mia

In Living Memory

IN LIVING MEMORY ANNE KACY AINSWORTH NWCA, OWC & CPO WIVES - 1974

    Moffett Field Time Capsule

    100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TIME CAPSULE PLACED 01 JULY 1994 TO BE OPENED ON 12 APRIL 2033  PRESENTED BY R. ADM. A. FARENHOLT (M.C.) U.S.N NOV. 21, 1933

    • monterey
    • california
    • few
    • time capule
    • 2033
    • 1933

    Sir Thomas Blamey

    He is apparently mounted on a jeep rather than a horse to reflect the change in technology during his years of service in the army. (Note, the plaque is smaller than shown) Plaque reads: ' Field ...

    • jeep
    • wwi
    • ww2
    • military
    • melbourne
    • australia

    Centenary Melbourne Town Hall

    Plaque reads: This plaque commemorates the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the town hall on 29th November, 1867. It was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor of Victoria, ...

    • melbourne
    • australia
    • foundation

    Norvell Gillespie Grove

    • berkeley
    • california
    • tilden
    • grove

    The MOVE Bombing

    THE MOVE BOMBING On May 13, 1985, at 6221 Osage Avenue, an armed conflict occurred be-tween the Phila. Police Dept. and MOVE members. A Pa. State Police heli-copter dropped a bomb on MOVE's ...

    • philadelphia
    • pennsylvania
    • move
    • bomb

    First Transcontinental Railroad

    FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1869, FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD TRAIN LINKING TWO GREAT OCEANS AND CONSISTING OF TWELVE CARS AND THREE LOCOMOTIVES PASSED HERE ON WAY TO ...

    • railroad
    • california hist...

    "Joining Tide Without Intent"

    "JOINING TIDE WITHOUT INTENT" JAMES LAW Neurosurgical Technician May 26, 1939 - December 25, 1986 This plaque is on campus at the University of California, San Francisco. The quote is from a poem by ...

    • ucsf
    • poetry
    • memorial

    David Alexander Taylor Memorial Plaque

    In Memory of David Alexander Taylor, 1953 -- 2005. David retired as Director of Exhibits after more than 25 years at Pacific Science Center. He led the exhibit development effort that made the Center ...

    • seattle
    • memorial
    • science center

    SP2E Neptune

    LOCKHEED SP2E NEPTUNE  LONG RANGE ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL AIRCRAFT * NORMAL ASW CREW - 12 MEN* PAYLOAD - 12,700 LBS. ORDINANCE* OPERATIONAL GROSS WEIGHT  - 80,000 LBS* ENGINES (2) WRIGHT R-3350 - WA. ...

    • moffett field
    • lockheed
    • anti-submarine

    Porcellino

    Porcellino was donated to the University of Waterloo by Professor Henry Crapo, Pure Mathematics. Cast in bronze in 1973 from the original boar in Florence, Italy, he brings good luck to all who give ...

    • waterloo
    • ontartio
    • canada
    • pig
    • porcellino
    • "henry crapo"
    • bronze

    Clone of the original Hovell Tree

    Hovell tree marks the exploration by Hamilton Hume and William Hovell. The original tree is/was in Albury some 500KM away. Not sure of the connection with a coal mining museum. Plaque reads: 'A ...

    • tree
    • coal mine
    • australia

    2009 Bush Fires

    Plaque reads: 'The devastating summer of 2009 From the ashes of fire, new life will grow. In memory of all those who lost so much. Monash University - Clayton Campus' Submitted by: @IanThorp

    • tree
    • bushfire
    • memorial
    • australia

    Glebe Park

    Plaque reads: 'Glebe Park This land once formed part of Portion 58, County of Murray which became the Duntroon Estate. It was granted to Robert Campbell of Sydney in 1825 as compensation for the loss ...

    • park
    • canberra
    • australia
    • duntroon

    William CF Almedia

    A waterfountain for a bank teller who was shot and killed during a bank robbery. Its very cryptic so I had to do some digging and found the whole ...

    • bank
    • robbery
    • murder
    • australia
    • water fountain
    • drinking founta...

    Collapse of the Westgate Bridge

    The Westgate bridge is the main thoroughfare in to Melbourne CBD from the West. In 1970, whilst still under construction it collapsed killing 35 workers. This plaque and part of the bridge ...

    • bridge
    • architecture
    • engineering
    • melbourne
    • australia
    • university

    NORTHBRAE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS

    CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK designated in 1992 NORTHBRAE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS John Galen Howard, Architect, R.E. Mansell, Landscape Architect, 1907 Berkeley’s Northbrae residential subdivision ...

    • berkeley
    • california
    • northbrae
    • 1907
    • 1992

    Colonel Armstrong

    COLONEL ARMSTRONG HEIGHT - 308 FEET  DIAMETER - 14.6 FEET  APPROX. AGE 1400 YEARS Submitted by @mad_typist

    • redwood
    • guerneville
    • californai
    • colonel

    Giuseppe Spisani, Torre Santa Sabina

    November 10th 1917 - Here Giuseppe Spisani, torpedo boat captain, died gloriously for a greater Italy.   Submitted by @schwanmitbrille

    • italy
    • puglia
    • torre santa sab...
    • world war i
    • wwi

    Pacific Science Center ponds notice

    This plaque in affixed to one of the arches, overlooking the ponds and fountains. It reads, "Coins thrown into pools become a part of the building endowment fund. Unauthorized removal of coins is a ...

    • notice
    • informational
    • coins
    • wishing pond
    • minoru yamasaki

    George Moynihan Memorial Plaque

    Attached to the Pacific Science Center arches, this plaque reads: "The Board of Directors of Pacific Science Center Dedicates the Re-Lighting of The Arches in Horor of George P. Moynihan, Executive ...

    • seattle
    • memorial
    • science center

    Pacific Science Center dedication plaque

    This plaque is on the outside of the PACCAR IMAX theatre and it memorizes the transfer of ownership of the Pacific Science Center grounds, following the 1962 World's Fair. It reads: "PACIFIC ...

    • seattle
    • pacific science...

    United State Science Pavilion dedication plaque

    The Pacific Science Center, designed by Minoru Yamasaki with interiors by Charles and Ray Eames, was made for the 1962 World's Fair to showcase US advances in science and space exploration. It ...

    • seattle
    • pacific science...
    • john f kennedy