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The Crash of Flight 307

The Crash of Flight 307 March 7, 1950 at 9:02PM During its approach through a blinding snowstorm, NWA Flight 307 clipped its left wing on a flagpole at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Captain ...

  • minneapolis
  • minesotoa
  • plane crash
  • cemetery

Herman W. Cox, Jr.

Herman W. Cox, Jr., life long resident of Collierville, was a 1939 graduate of Collierville High School. He served as an elected leader of Collierville, first as alderman in 1959 and Mayor in 1975, ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Bryant Terrace 1906

Spotted walking down Bryant Street, near the eastern edge of San Francisco's Mission District, after work. It's a non-official-type plaque, devised by someone devoted to the history of this one ...

  • san francisco
  • mission distric...
  • apartments bloc...

Interprovincial Bridge

1900 INTERPROVINCIAL BRIDGE BUILT BY DOMINION BRIDGE C L LACHINE P O PONTIAC PACIFIC JR OTTAWA GATINUAU R H. J BEEMER CONTRACTOR GUY C. DUNN ENGINEER   Submitted by @bthubbard

  • ottawa
  • ontario
  • bridge

Akin Hall

AKIN HALL  BUILT AND DEDICATED IN 1881 BY A. J. AKIN. USED BY CHRIST CHURCH SINCE 1895. MOVED TO FORMER SITE OF MIZZENTOP HOTEL BY LOWELL THOMAS 1936.  AKIN HALL ASSOCIATION 1986

    Tanks Skole

    TANKS SKOLE "Skoleivet var meg dypt usympatisk, dets materialisme, barshel og kulde var min natur sa imot at jeg utponsket det utroligste for a bli det kvitt - om bar for en liten stund." ...

      Between Downtown and the Railroad

      Triangular block bounded by Detroit, Fifth, and Kingsley, 1897   In 1845 the first St. Thomas Catholic Church, built on Kingsley Street east of Division, was Ann Arbor’s first brick church and its ...

      • detroit
      • michigan
      • railroad
      • barrel factory
      • apple-picking

      Industry on Detroit Street

      Miller’s Planing Mill, 529 Detroit Street, 1874 (Later the Treasure Mart)   Used cars were sold at 514 Detroit Streetin the last part of Andrew Schmidt’s carriage factory buildings, before it was ...

      • detroit
      • michigan
      • universal bath
      • railroad
      • treasure mart

      Purgatory Hill

      Purgatory Hill  Named by the Continental  Army encamped here fall of  1778. Site of great barbecue celebrating anniversary of Burgoyne's defeat - Saratoga

      • barbecue
      • 1778
      • saratoga
      • akindale farms

      Colfax Riot

      This plaque marks what it calls the "Colfax Riot," what is now called the "Colfax Massacre." In the midst of political turmoil in 1873, White Supremacist paramilitaries killed over 100 blacks -- the ...

      • massacre
      • reconstruction
      • paramilitaries
      • racism

      Japanese American Remembrance Garden

      This set of plaques is located on the north edge of the Seattle University Campus. It's near Madison Street in the projection of the 11th Avenue right of way. It's on the east side of Hunthausen ...

      • seattle
      • nikkei
      • japanese
      • incarceration
      • seattle univers...

      Chrysler Building [Seattle]

      This plaque is on the north side of East Pine Street just east of Broadway in Seattle, Washington at 900 East Pine Street. Text: Chrysler Building B.1925 The Washburn-Haines Company built this ...

      • seattle
      • history
      • auto row
      • capitol hill

      Gras-Devall Plaza

      Gras-Devall Plaza - These four corners were dedicated for public use in 1809 by Antonio Gras and Edith and Richard Devall. A market was to be in the center, and the corners used for the hitching of ...

      • baton rouge
      • plaza
      • louisiana

      Van Nuys Grammar School

      Van Nuys Grammar School 1912 Los Angeles Board of Education 1935 Wm. Campbell D.M. Gibson Wm. E. Lane ~Trustees~ Submitted by: Jon G.

      • van nuys
      • grammar school
      • lausd

      Norumbega Tower

      AD 1000. AD 1889 Norumbega = Nor MBega Indian utterance of Norgega the ancient form of Nowega, Norway to which the region of Vinland was subject. . City. At and near Watertown where remain ...

        Memphis Martyrs

        In August, 1878, fear of death caused a panic during which 30,000 of 50,000 Memphians fled this bluff city. By October, the epidemic of yellow fever killed 4,204 of 6,000 Caucasians and 946 of 14,000 ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Raoul Wallenberg Shell

        Dedicated to a Swedish Diplomat Honorary American Citizen Righteous Man Angel Of Rescue RAOUL WALLENBERG SHELL During World War II, his mission of mercy behind enemy lines was an act of ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Broadway High

        ---- On this site stood Seattle's first High School. Opened in 1902 as Seattle High School, in 1904 it was named Broadway High School until its closing in 1946. Broadway set high standards ...

        • seattle
        • capitol hill
        • high school

        OSBMS 1533

        Submitted by @caddickbrown

          Pantages House

          ----- Pantages House Built in 1907 for Alexander Pantages Vaudeville Impressario Founder of Over 200 Theaters Nationwide Designated a Seattle Historic Landmark in 2004 Restored in 2005 by Capitol ...

          • pantages
          • vaudeville
          • seattle
          • capitol hill