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Mission Theatre

GEORGETOWN HISTORIC SITE MISSION THEATRE  Once, the only place to view an image on a screen was the movie theatre. Residents flocked here to experience life & adventure through newsreels and film. ...

  • seattle
  • theatre
  • news reels
  • image on a scre...

Jimi Hendrix Sculpture Garden

Submitted by @weberbgardener

    Hinkle's Grove

    Hinkle's Gove At about 1:00 P.M., October 23, 1864 Confederate General Shelby was withdrawing slowly from his position near the Wornall House. He had been ordered to pull back by General Price ...

    • civil war
    • westport
    • missouri

    High Park Branch, Toronto Public Library 1916

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      Don Mills

      Submitted by @ScenesFromACity

      • don mills
      • toronto
      • culs-delsac

      The Gravediggers Plaque

      A.B.C TELEVISION MISS DIANA RIGG WAS STRAPPED TO THE RAILS AT THIS SPOT ON THE 4TH APRIL 1965 DURING THE MAKING OF A FILM FOR THE AVENGERS Submitted by @rabihalameddine via @jqmcd

      • avengers
      • abc
      • rigg
      • england
      • stapleford

      Cesare Battisti

      Plaque reads:  ' La Disperata avstriaca ferocia Volle offesi e pvniti In Cesare Battisti La stirpe la fede l’amore della patria e della liberta  e nella cieca barbarie del svpplizio se condanno ...

      • italy
      • rome
      • politician

      John Keats Poet

      Plaque reads: ' The young English poet John Keats died in this house on the 24th February 1821 aged 25' Submitted by: @IanThorp

      • english poet
      • italy
      • rome
      • keats
      • death

      Michelangelo & Recognition of Czech Slovakia

      Apologies for the poor translation. Top plaque reads 'Qui era La Casa  Consacrata dalla dimora e dalla morte  del divino Michelangelo SPQR 1871' Translated by google as 'Here was La Casa Consecrated ...

      • italy
      • rome
      • michelangelo

      Vatican Obelisk 1586

      Submitted by: @IanThorp

      • obelisk
      • rome
      • italy

      Cathedral of Learning

      CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH DEDICATED 1937  Built with the imagination, energy and contributions of thousands of men, women and children through-out Western Pennsylvania. ...

      • pittsburgh
      • pennsylvania
      • cathedral of le...

      Japanese Canadian War Memorial

      Japanese Canadian War Memorial This monument was dedicated on April 9, 1920 in lasting memory of more than 220 who answered the call of duty for Canada and to the 54 who sacrificed their lives ...

      • japanese
      • canadian
      • japanese-canadi...
      • world war i
      • world war ii
      • korean war
      • afghan war
      • vancouver
      • stanley park
      • canada

      Greenpeace

      Greenpeace launched its first action from False Creek on September 15, 1971 when activists set sail on board the Phyllis Cormack for Amchitka, Alaska to protest nuclear testing.   The crew: Dave ...

      • greenpeace
      • false creek
      • vancouver
      • canada

      The Gilmore Hotel

      The Gilmore Hotel Circa 1927 Historic Property Presented by Ketchikan Historical Commission

      • ketchikan
      • alaska
      • gilmore hotel

      Troy H. Middleton

      Troy H. Middleton   Born October 12, 1889 Died October 9, 1976 in Georgetown, Mississippi in Baton Rouge, Louisiana   Troy H. Middleton was a distinguished soldier and educator whose remarkable dual ...

      • troy h. middlet...
      • lsu
      • baton rouge
      • library

      Ambassador Bridge

      THE VISIBLE EXTENSION OF FRIEND-SHIP  IN THE HEARTS OF TWO PEOPLES WITH LIKE IDEAS AND IDEALS

      • detroit
      • windsor
      • bridge

      Site of Indian Shellmound

      One thousand feet due west was a prehistoric mound, 400 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 14 feet high. The remains of 400 Indians with stone implements and shell ornaments were found when the mound was ...

      • alameda
      • indian
      • shellmound

      Mary Church Terrell1863-1954

      Born in Memphis in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was noted as a champion for human rights. The daughter of millionaire Robert Church, Sr., she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and later made ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee
      • naacp
      • 1963
      • oberlin
      • 19th amendment

      First Baptist Church

      On April 3, 1839, 11 Baptists met in the home of Spencer Hall to organize a Baptist church. The next day, the group met to sign the articles of faith. On Sunday, April 7, the group was organized as a ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee

      Camp Crossville

      TRANSCRIPTION: CAMP CROSSVILLE1942-1945Opened in November 1942, one of the first prisoner of war camps during World War II, Camp Crossville housed over 1,500 German and Italian prisoners of ...

      • tennessee
      • 1942
      • pows
      • wwii

      Oakland Zoo: In Honor of Sidney A. Snow

      In honor of Sidney A. Snow who personally procured the land for Oakland Zoo and founded the Alameda County Zoological Society, now the East Bay Zoological Society. He served as Director of Oakland ...

      • oakland
      • zoo
      • snow
      • 1936

      The First Computer in Boise City

      The first computer in Boise City was installed in this building in July, 1957. The computer was a Remington-Rand UNIVAC 120, owned by the Idaho Highway Department, who occupied this building until ...

      • idaho
      • highway departm...
      • univac
      • 438 digits
      • computers
      • boise city

      Stanford Avenue Park

      THE CITY OF EMERYVILLE STANFORD AVENUE PARK COMPLETED 1992 EMERYVILLE CITY COUNCIL  Ken Bukowski Nor Davis Walter E. Fertig Gregory L. Harper Robert L. Savage  SPECIAL APPRECIATION TO TOM FOX, FORMER ...

      • emeryville
      • park
      • stanford

      Alesund Kommune Har I 2014 - 2015 Rehabilitert FJellstuetrappene

      Submitted by Erin Wilson.

        Undredal Kyrkje Bygd Som Stavkyrkje 1147

        Submitted by Erin Wilson.

        • 1147