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W. Goodrich Jones State Forest

W. Goodrich Jones State ForestThis forest of 1633 acres, purchased by the state in 1924, is used for research and demonstration of timber growing and is administered by The Texas Forest Service, A. ...

  • texas
  • 1924
  • father of fores...

Maddox Cedars

"Maddox Cedars"Site of the K. T. and Amanda Maddox home which was destroyed by the 1915 hurricane Submitted by: Eric Goodill

  • texas
  • cedars
  • hurricane
  • 1915

In Honor of Dick & Doris Hickner

Presented in Honor of Dick & Doris Hickner with deep appreciation for their 15 years of undaunting leadership to the Texas mid coast wildlife refuges; and for serving as founder & charter president ...

  • texas
  • mid coast
  • wildlife refuge...
  • brazoria

Frank Rabb

Frank Rabb (1866-1932) was born in Corpus Christi to Texas ranching pioneers John and Martha Rabb. After marrying Lillian Starck, granddaughter of ranching neighbor Mifflin Kenedy, Frank and Lillian ...

  • texas
  • rabb
  • san tomas
  • irrigation
  • mexican revolut...

Jamie J. Zapata Memorial Boat Ramp

Jaime J. Zapata Memorial Boat RampIn memory of Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country and guaranteeing our freedom."They can take our lives, but ...

  • texas
  • special agent
  • boat ram
  • defending

Palmeto Piling

These palmetto Piling are the remains of the Boca Chica crossing of the railroad from Boca Chica Inlet to White's Ranch on the Rio Grande. Begun by General Francis H. Herron, U.S.A., in 1864 ...

  • crossing
  • texas
  • 1864
  • transportation
  • zachary taylor
  • vandalized

Rabb Plantation House

Rabb Plantation House- 1891 -Built in 1891-1892 for Frank and Lillian Rabb, the Queen Anne style house had a commanding view of the Rio Grande during the waning years of steamboat era. The ...

  • texas
  • queen anne
  • rio grande
  • steamboat

Rabb Plantation

Rabb PlantationToday, commonly referred to as the Rabb Plantation, this was originally known as Rancho San Tomas and, then, San Tomas Plantation It encompassed 20,353 acres stretching north from the ...

  • texas
  • plantation
  • rancho

Nashville Sit-Ins

This plaque is on the sidewalk outside 233 5th Avenue North, a few blocks up the hill from Ryman Auditorium, the longtime home of the Grand Ol' Opry, and a few block down the hill from the ...

  • nashville
  • tennessee
  • civil rights
  • segregation

Birthplace of a Great City

Perhaps the best and worst historical plaque in San Francisco. Best because it calls out a moment when the the place that was about to become San Francisco was wild, a windy dune overlooking an empty ...

  • san francisco
  • william richard...
  • chinatown
  • grant avenue
  • gold rush

The Last Yahi Indian

I was in Oroville, California, last month to cover the crisis at the dam nearby that forced evacuation of the city and other communities. I had arrived just as the evacuation order was lifted, and ...

  • ishi
  • yahi
  • native american...
  • california
  • oroville
  • genocide

H.H.Jeffords Gun

Mounted in memory of the soldiers and sailors of 1861-1865   THIS GUN PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO COL. H.H. JEFFORDS POST NO. 330 DEPT. OF MICHIGAN G.A.R.   Submitted by Bryan Arnold ...

    Jonathan Odell

    JONATHAN ODELL CLERGYMAN, SURGEON, AND POET, HE PARTICIPATED IN THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN BENEDICT ARNOLD AND JOHN ANDRE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. AFTER MOVING TO NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784, HE SERVED ...

    • fredericton
    • new brunswick
    • benedict arnold
    • american revolu...
    • revolutionary w...

    Fort Germantown

    This was the site of a Civil War earth-work redoubt built by the Union Army as part of a series of forts guarding the Memphis & Charleston Railroad. The fort is thought to have been built in June ...

    • shelby county
    • tennessee

    Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (1836-1860)

    • gunsmith
    • baton rouge
    • searles
    • bowie knife

    The McQueen- Fergusson House

    THE McQUEEN-FERGUSSON HOUSE CIRCA 1790 LAND ORIGINALLY GRANTED TO BENEDICT ARNOLD. THE HOME, 1812-1858, OF COLONEL GEORGE SHORE, SURVEYOR- GENERAL OF NEW BRUNSWICK. HOME OF SENATOR ...

    • fredericton
    • new brunswick
    • benedict arnold
    • first woman spe...

    Unknown Date and Function

    Submitted by @EddieCStewart

    • kingarth
    • scotland
    • buildings
    • cauldron
    • vague

    Room

    ROOM OF UNCERTAIN FUNCTION, BUT WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN THE WARMING HOUSE. A COMMON-ROOM WHERE THE ONLY SOCIAL FIREPLACE WAS ALLOWED. Submitted by @Lucinda_Dixon

    • scotland
    • jedburgh abbey
    • room
    • vague

    Hamilton-Burr Duel

    "The Hamilton-Burr Duel July 11, 1804 The most famous duel in American history took place on this date at the dueling grounds in Weehawken, between political rivals, General Alexander Hamilton ...

    • hamilton
    • burr
    • duel

    Halls Gap Flower Show

    This plaque forms part of a stone sculpture in the Halls Gap Botanic Gardens. Plaque reads: THIS PLAQUE ACKNOWLEDGES THE DEDICATED WORK OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS SINCE 1937 IN HOLDING THE ANNUAL HALLS ...

    • grampians
    • victoria
    • australia
    • halls gap