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Peace Fountain

    Lakeside Inn

    Known as Ames Grove, this property served as a picnic ground and recreation area beginning in the 1880s. John Aylesworth purchased the property in 1901 and opened the Lakeside Inn in this building as ...

    • michigan
    • michigan histor...

    Seattle Chinatown Gate

      The Berkeley Pit

        First Steam Railroad in Upper Peninsula

        On this site in 1852, the Green Bay and Lake Superior Rail-Road began the survey which led to the construction of the first steam railroad in the Upper Peninsula. The railroad ran from Marquette to ...

        • michigan
        • michigan histor...

        Surfers

          Gratiot County

          This county was named for General Charles Gratiot, builder of Fort Gratiot at Port Huron in 1814. A few Chippewas and other Indians lived in the area in 1831 when the county was laid out. A ...

          • michigan
          • michigan histor...

          Françoise Fraeyman

          SUNSET, SAFFRON-VERMILION  FLUID CREATION, THE TIME OF A WISH IN MEMORY OF FRANCOISE FRAEYMAN

          • oakland
          • eastbay
          • cellojoe
          • hiking
          • walks

          John Wesley Woodward, Bandsman on the S.S. Titanic

          TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF  JOHN WESLEY WOODARD  BANDSMAN ON THE S.S. TITANIC  WHO WITH HIS COMRADES  NOBLY PERFORMED HIS DUTY TO THE LAST WHEN THE SHIP SAN  AFTER COLLISION WITH AN ...

          • titanic
          • after collision...
          • bandsman
          • woodward
          • 1912

          Birthplace of the Asian American Movement

          BIRTHPLACE OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT  By the late 1960s, a new generation of political activists emerged in Berkeley from protests opposing the  Vietnam War and supporting the Farmworkers, Free ...

            Bill Jacobson Memorial Water Fountain

            In memory of Bill  JacobsonFather, Friend,FishermanJan  14, 1908  - Jan  8,  2003

            • newport
            • memorial
            • water fountain
            • oregon

            S.S. Morro Castle Memorial

            In MemoriamS.S. Morro CastleSeptember 8, 1934This monument is dedicated to the 137 passengers and crew of the S.S. Morro Castle who lost their lives on September 8, 1934 when the ship burned off ...

              Suffolk Resolves House

              The Suffolk Resolves was signed in this house in Sept 1774 & then carried to the Continental Congress in PA by Paul Revere. Originally located on the Wharf, moved to current location in ...

              • 1774

              Ascension Catholic Church

              This church founded August 15, 1772 by Father Angel de Revillagodos on orders of King Charles III of Spain. Cornerstone of present church laid June, 1876 by Bishop Elder of Natchez and the April 14, ...

              • louisiana
              • church

              Donaldsonville #1

              Second Acadian Coast. Town founded by William Donaldson, 1806, on farm of Pierre Landry. Began as trading post about 1750. Home of Governor Francis T. Nicholls, of Dr. F.M. Prevost, who performed the ...

              • louisiana

              Donaldsonville #2

              Made capital of Louisiana in 1830; Legislature met from January 4 to March 16 and reconvened in 1831. In 1848 the old State House, located across from this site, was razed, and its bricks used ...

              • louisiana

              Francis T. Nicholls 1834-1912

              On the site directly across from this marker Francis T. Nicholls — Confederate General, Governor and Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court — was born and reared.

              • louisiana
              • civil war

              Bicentennial Jazz Plaza

              Jazz developed at the turn of the 20th century in south Louisiana and was born from a combination of musical traditions: work songs, spirituals, blues, and ragtime. From the early days of vaudeville ...

              • louisiana
              • jazz
              • music

              Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station, Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District - 1955

               This facility is dedicated to the memory of Walter Lemann, Sr. (1879-1952) a citizen of Donaldsonville whose untiring efforts to restore a flow of fresh water to Bayou Lafourche continued from its ...

              • louisiana

              Dr. King's Last Flight

              DR. KING’S LAST FLIGHT On April 3, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a pivotal leader in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, landed at Memphis Metropolitan Airport for what would be his ...

                Plough Boulevard

                PLOUGH BOULEVARD PLOUGH BOULVARD, THE AIRPORT CONNECTOR ROAD, IS NAMED FOR AND DEDICATED IN HONOR OF ONE OF MEMPHIS’ LEADING CITIZENS AND PHILANTHROPISTS, ABE PLOUGH. THE LANDSCAPING ...

                  "City of Memphis" B-29

                  THE “CITY OF MEMPHIS” B-29 DID ITS SHARE John J. “Jim” Handwerker – Pilot TO WIN THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC THIRTEEN OTHER PILOTS AND THEIR CREWMEN HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN TOO Jack T.Billings Ray J. Carter ...

                    4th Ferrying Group

                    4th Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, United States Army Air Force Memphis, Tennessee 1942-1946 Delivered Aircraft & Supplies all over the world Dedicated to members of the ...

                      Lt. Col. Weathers

                      Lt. Col. Luke Joseph Weathers, Jr. December 16, 1920 – October 15, 2011 Tuskegee Airman, FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist, and Memphis Civil Rights Pioneer   Luke Joseph Weathers, Jr. moved to ...

                        Plaque of the Mission Hill Brewery