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St. Alphonsus Church

The first of three great churches built by The Redemptorists for Catholics in the Irish Channel. St. Alphonsus for the Irish, St. Mary's Assumption for the Germans and Notre Dame de bon Secours ...

    Saint Vincent De Paul Church

    In 1838, Bishop Antoine Blanc established the first parish for the Creole Faubourgs or suburbs comprising the Third Municipal District of New Orleans. He named the new parish after the secondary ...

    • louisiana
    • church
    • new orleans

    SS Robert E. Lee disaster Memorial

    The plaque reads: "In memory of Boatswain's Mate William H. Cashman, Surfman Frank W. Griswold, Surfman Edward P. Stark, who of Station No. 31 United States Coast Guard lost their lives in ...

      Anawan Rock Historic Site

      Plaque reads: "Anawan Rock. 1676. Site of the capture of the Wampanoag Indian Chier Anawan by Captian Benjamin Church on August 28, 1676, thus ending King Philip's War." Source and more ...

        Wamsutta Landing Canoe Camp, Eldest son of massasoit. Landmark along the Wampanoag Canoe Passage.

        Plaque reads: Front: "Wamsutta Landing Canoe Camp. Eldest son of Massasoit" Back: "Near this spot Wamsutta was taken prisoner by Maj. Josias Winslow. An Incident said to have precipitated King ...

          Monterey Cypress

            On This Site Lie Buried

            On this site lie buried Joseph ErwinRevolutionary Soldier, N.C.1762-1829Lavinia T. ErwinWife1763-1836Eliza E. WilsonDaughter1793-1834

            • louisiana
            • revolutionary w...

            St. John The Baptist Church

            1770.  From which civil parish was named. First church on second German Coast when Louisiana was a colony of Spain. Served west and east banks of river until 1864. Old cemetery contains wife of Gen. ...

            • louisiana
            • church

            Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church

            Organized May 27, 1827, after twelve years of missionary work by the Presbytery of Mississippi, John Dorrance first minister. Sanctuary dedicated in 1829. Rebuilt in 1854 on the same site and ...

            • louisiana
            • baton rouge
            • church

            Killed When A Span of The Westgate Bridge Collapsed

            Plaque reads: 'Construction workers employed on Westgate bridge erected and dedicated this memorial to their co-workers who were killed when a span of the bridge collapsed during construction At ...

            • melbourne
            • bridge
            • australia
            • industrial acci...
            • construction

            Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees

            Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees Until at least 1851, redwood trees on this site were used as landmarks to avoid striking the treacherous submerged Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay west of ...

            • east bay yester...
            • redwoods
            • navigation tree
            • blossom rock

            Buckhead MARTA

            From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by Jason Riedy, full page.License is Attribution License

              Mission San Miguel Arcangel

              From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by mlhradio, full page.License is Attribution- NonCommercial License

                Wheeler's Cav. at Decatur

                From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by Elizabeth Thomsen, full page.License is Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

                  Shire Oak

                  From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by Tim Green aka atoach, full page.License is Attribution License

                    Allegheny Arsenal

                    From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by sportsedit15224, full page.License is Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

                      Town Hall Clock Repairs

                      Town Hall Clock Repairs 2015 Funded by a kind donation from the DENT-BROCKLEHURST FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST Submitted by @caddickbrown

                        Queen Anne Cottage

                        From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by tkksummers, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

                          Mojave Road

                          From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by tkksummers, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

                            CHL# 156 Los Angeles Plaza (Olvera Street)

                            From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by tkksummers, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

                              Long Sands Historic Marker

                              From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by InAweofGod'sCreation, full page.License is Attribution License

                                Blue Star Memorial Highway

                                A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America Sponsored by Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Memphis and Shelby County Council of Garden Clubs In Cooperation ...

                                • shelby county
                                • tennessee
                                • blue star

                                Modern Movie Making In Memphis

                                On this South Main Street corner in 1988 the modern wave of Memphis movie making was born, in great measure through the efforts of the Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler and Shelby ...

                                • shelby county
                                • tennessee

                                Water Wheel

                                WATER WHEEL  TAKEN FROM A GRIST MILL BUILT IN OLD TOWN OF OAKLAND BY DR. DORREY[?] S. BAKER[?] IN 1861. IT TURNED THE GRINDING STONE THAT GROUND THE GRAIN TO MEAL AND FLOUR SHIPPED BY BOAT ...

                                • in the olden da...
                                • shipped by boat...
                                • grist

                                Face-off

                                U.S. Marshal Orville Webster and Memphis police detective Will Smiddy, who was a bootlegger, shot each other outside Smiddy's saloon in a face-off during the early days of Prohibition. Submitted from ...

                                • shelby county
                                • tennessee

                                Plaza Substation

                                From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by tkksummers, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

                                  Justus H. Schwab

                                  Justus H. Schwab1847 - 1900An extraordinary figure in the socialist and anarchist movements of the late 19th century, German-born Justus H. Schwab lived with his family and operated a saloon at ...

                                  • justus h. schwa...
                                  • east first stre...
                                  • east village
                                  • lower east side
                                  • emma goldman
                                  • ambrose bierce
                                  • samuel gompers
                                  • labor activism ...
                                  • social and poli...