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Four Young Americans Died Serving Their Country in the Thanksgiving Weekend Accident

IN THE LATE HOURS OF NOVEMBER 25, 1944 A C-47 ARMY CARGO PLANE EN ROUTE FROM CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS CRASHED INTO BLUE MOUND 400 - 500 FEET NORTH OF THIS MONUMENT. THE PLANE HAD ENCOUNTERED A ...

  • wisconsin
  • blue mount c-47
  • thanksgiving

John Minix

THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF BLUE MOUND WAS CONSERVED AND ENHANCED BY THE VISION AND UNTIRING EFFORTS OF JOHN MINIXWHO MADE THIS OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF WISCONSIN ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AS A ...

  • wisconsin
  • park
  • minix

Sandy MacKendrick

Commemorating the Centenary of Cinema 1996 ALEXANDER "SANDY" MACKENDRICK (1912-1993) Film Director who made Whisky Galorehere on Barra Submitted by @slashdotat

  • barra
  • whisky

Canadian Club Movement

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    Powers Crossing

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      Pigott Building

      The Pigott Building, 36 James Street South, was Hamilton's first skyscraper. It was for decades an office building until its conversion to condo units. Plaque reads: Normal 0 false false false EN-CA ...

        Reggie Jackson

        • oakland
        • athletics
        • coliseum

        This Happy Harbovr

        THIS HAPPY HARBOVR FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PROTESTANT ORPHANAGE ASYLVM WAS PROVIDED BY THE KIND FORETHOVGHT OF CAPTAIN ISAAC SWAAIN AND ANN TASKER SWAIN HIS WIFE 1874 TO THEIR ...

        • water fountain
        • drinking founta...
        • orphanage asylu...
        • brick effigy
        • danville
        • hap mcgee

        The Lone Shieling

        From the lone shieling of the misty island, mountains divide us, and the waste of seas - Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides. This shieling was ...

          Martin Luther King Jr. in Boston

          This house, built in 1884, was home to Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1952-53 while he was enrolled in the Graduate School of Boston University. The building was rehabilitated in 1987 by the ...

          • martin luther k...
          • boston universi...
          • civil rights

          In Memoriam - Roy Bower and Jack Chambers

          In Memoriam From this harbor - in storm - departed Roy Bower and Jack Chambers fishermen of the trolling fleet October 4, A.D. 1936 on a mission of rescue It is not true. Life is not slain by death. ...

          • memorial
          • shipwreck
          • fishermen
          • rescue

          In Memory of Novadoc

          On March 1st, 1947, loaded with 3,860 tons of gypsum, the freighter Novadoc left Deep Brook crossing the bay in front of you bound for Staten Island, New York. Two days later, March 3rd, in the midst ...

          • memorial
          • shipwreck

          Matthews Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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            Wallingford Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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              Moulton Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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                Bates Residence (A McMaster University student residence)

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                  Keyes Residence (A McMaster University student residence)

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                    Edwards Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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                      Woodstock Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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                        Brandon Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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                          Hedden Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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                            Les Prince Hall (A McMaster University student residence)

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                              Domain of the Oregon Cavemen

                              Submitted by @jqmcd

                              • cavemen
                              • oregon
                              • grants pass
                              • oregon

                              Blue Star Memorial Highway

                              A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America Sponsored by Germantown Garden Club in cooperation with Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. And Tennessee ...

                              • shelby county
                              • tennessee

                              Lake Shasta Caverns

                              • lake shasta
                              • california
                              • caverns

                              Grace - St. Luke's Episcopal Church

                              St. Luke's Church, founded 1894 at Idlewild and Union, moved to this location in 1912 where the Right Rev. Thomas F. Gailor, 3rd Bishop of Tennessee, laid the church's cornerstone. Grace Church, ...

                              • shelby county
                              • tennessee

                              The Old Manse Library

                              Submitted by @bthubbard

                              • library
                              • manse
                              • miramichi
                              • aitken
                              • beaverbrook