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U2 Joshua Tree Plaque

Photo submitted by U2. Plaque created by Ernie Navarre. Articles about the plaque are here, here, and here.

  • u2
  • joshua tree
  • california

The Cook Family

Volunteers Make a Difference The Cook Family Dan & Nedra    Mike & Jeneil Kenny & Jess

  • redding
  • california

Spenger's Fish Grotto

SPENGER'S FISH GROTTO CENTENARY PLAQUE 1890 - 1990 1865 JOHANN BUILDS HIS HOME, ONE ROOM COUNTRY STORE AND FISH MARKET AT THIS SITE. 1930'S FRANK, HIS WIFE MARCELLA AND SON FRANK (BUD) EXPAND ...

  • grotto
  • berkeley
  • california
  • spanky
  • fish market
  • centenary

St. Ann Catholic Church

On Christmas Eve 1949, parishioner John Maher buried a statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague on this site and hopeful Catholics from the area began fund-raising efforts to build the first Catholic ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Statuary At The Shelby County Courthouse

Exterior statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse includes, most prominently, six seated figures carved from single blocks of Tennessee marble, representing Wisdom, Justice, Liberty, ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Gabriel's Crossing

Gabriel's Crossing Gabriel Dumont operated a ferry on the South Saskatchewan River near this site from the early 1870's to 1883. According to his 1876 licence, the ferry was a scow measuring 7.6 ...

  • saskatchewan
  • "gabriel dumont...
  • ferry
  • "south saskatch...

Luke Wright1846-1922

A Confederate officer cited for gallantry, he held the office of attorney-general for Shelby County. Wright also served as the first governor-general of the Philippines and as the first official ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Ken Stabler

  • oakland
  • athletics
  • coliseum

Cabin Creek

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF REV. J.A. CORNWALL AND FAMILY THEY BUILD THE FIRST IMMIGRANT CABIN IN DOUGLAS COUNTY NEAR THIS SITE HENCE THE NAME CABIN CREEK THE FAMILY WINTERED HERE IN 1846 ...

  • oakland
  • oregon
  • 1846

Violet Bench

HONORING VIOLET NORTHERN PIONEER GARDEN CLUB MEMBER

  • brownsville
  • oregon

Few Memorial Hall of Records

FEW MEMORIAL HALL OF RECORDS  THIS BUILDING IS DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF MONTEREY BY CHARLES R. FEW AND AGATHA M. FEW 1934

  • monterey
  • california
  • few
  • records

Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church

The oldest public building in Memphis and the first Episcopal Church in Shelby County. Organized August 6, 1832 by the Reverend Thomas Wright. The church house started 1838 was consecrated May ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Silent Sam

The Statue of Silent Sam on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A controversial memorial to those from UNC who went to fight in the Civil War against the Union. Erected in ...

  • silent sam
  • university of n...
  • civil war
  • confererate

John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr.

Submitted by @JimStLeger

  • denver
  • astronaut
  • congress
  • houston we have...

Sundial Bridge

  • redding
  • sundial bridge

Depoe Bay and the World's Smallest Harbor

  • depoe

Nike Summit Site

NIKE SITE SUMMIT 1959-1979 TO HONOR THE DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROTECTED ALASKA DURING THE COLD WAR AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ENDURED DUTY AT NIKE SITE SUMMIT, FAITHFULLY SERVING OUR COUNTRY.

  • nike
  • missile
  • summit
  • alaska

E. G. Young & Company Building, 1892

  • oakland
  • oregon
  • bank

Oakland Trader

  • livery
  • turkey shows
  • fire truck
  • oregon
  • oakland

Oakland Ice House

  • oregon
  • oakland
  • ice
  • sausage
  • butcher

Monument To The Fallen Of Cecina (Monumento Ai Caduti Di Cecina)

Monumento Ai Caduti Di Cecina Monument To The Fallen Of Cecina I have close ups of the plaques but chose to post a photo of the overall statue. Impressive stuff. Left side plaque reads:' A ricordo ...

  • wwi
  • world war
  • memorial
  • italy
  • tuscany
  • cecina
  • monument

Arlington Cemetery

The Arlington Cemetery Company, formed in 1909, bought 4.7 acres of land on this site. Owners were: R.D. Cole, S.Y. Wilson, H.S. Griffin, W.A. Taylor, F.S. Bragg, and A.H. Murray. In time, ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Lake Shasta Caverns

    Former Criminal Courts Building

    Designed by Jones & Furbringer, Architects, this building opened in 1925 as the Criminal Courts Building, housing two divisions of criminal court, a 300-bed county jail, and various offices. ...

    • shelby county
    • tennessee

    Prince Albert National Park

    PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK Established 1927 Area 1496 square miles Opening Ceremony  August 10, 1928 by Prime Minister Mackenzie King The national parks are dedicated to the people of  Canada ...

    • saskatchewan
    • canada
    • park

    In Memorial to the Commercial Fisherman Lost at Sea

      IN MEMORIAL TO THE COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN LOST AT SEA  DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS THEY GO, THESE CHOSEN MEN OF THE STEEL. THOUGH MIST AND FOAM AND NORTHWEST WIND IS POUNDING AT THE KEEL, SO SAIL THEY ...

    • half moon bay
    • fisherman
    • california

    Captain Philip A. Manhan

    In honor of Captain Philip A. Manhan who served the City of Emeryville, Police Department 1966-1995

    • emeryville
    • police
    • 1966