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James A. Garfield Death Site

I have a minor obsession with the assassinated President James A. Garfield. What drew my attention to him was one doleful fact about his passing: He lingered for 80 days after he was shot in July ...

  • presidents
  • new jersey
  • long branch
  • james a. garfie...

At this point, on the Old Concord Road, as it then was, ended the midnight ride of Paul Revere

Plaque marking the endpoint of Paul Revere's famous midnight ride.  Submitted by Eli Anders (@elioanders)

  • paul revere
  • revolutionary w...
  • minutemen

Clover Hill

Maryland Historical Society plaque on the history of Clover Hill, near Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus Submitted by Eli Anders (@elioanders)

    AIDS Library of Philadelphia

    History of the Philadelphia AIDS Library. Submitted by Eli Anders (@elioanders)

    • philadelphia
    • aids
    • library

    Free African Society

    Free African Society Established in 1787 under the leadership of Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, this organization fostered identity, leadership, and unity among Blacks and became the forerunner of ...

    • philadelphia
    • black history

    A Brief History of the Bone House and Graveyard

    A Brief History of the Bone House & Graveyard (Spa Fields Park) During the 1780s the land was leased as a burial ground and provided space for 2,722 interments. Eventually housing was built ...

    • london
    • spa fields park
    • graveyard
    • bone house

    Lady Bird Johnson Grove

     Lady Bird Johnson Grove   Dedicated in honor of Mrs. Johnson by Richard Nixon President of the United States August 27, 1969     In recognition of her devoted service to the cause of preserving and ...

    • lbj
    • nixon
    • redwoods
    • nature
    • conservation

    Big Diamond

    "BIG DIAMOND," A CIRCUS ELEPHANT, EXPIRED NEAR HERE IN 1927. HIS SKINNED HULK WAS BURIED. YEARS LATER, BONES WERE UNEARTHED AND SPECULATION AROSE ABOUT A HUMBOLDT MASTODON UNTIL IN- VESTIGATORS WERE ...

    • big diamond
    • elephant
    • mastodon
    • humboldt
    • ecv

    Kitty Hawk

    THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT OF AN AIRPLANEWAS MADE FROM THIS SPOT BY ORVILLE WRIGHT DECEMBER 17, 1908, IN A MACHINE DESIGNED AND BUILT BY WILBUR WRIGHT AND ORVILLE WRIGHT THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY ...

    • kitty hawk
    • wright brothers
    • airplane
    • flight

    Hutchison School

    Mary Grimes Hutchison (1872-1962), a pioneer in rigorous education for girls in Memphis, opened her school in the Wesley Halliburton home in 1902. By 1925, Hutchison School had become a ...

    • shelby county
    • tennessee

    Laid by the M. W. Grand Lodge of F. & A. M. of Washington

      Trim, Matthew Flinders' Intrepid Cat

      Trim   MATTHEW FLINDERS INTREPID CAT Who Circumnavigated Australia With His Master 1801 - 1803   And Thereafter Shared His Exile On The Island Of Mauritius Where He Met His Untimely Death   Erected ...

        Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

        NATIONAL HISTORICAL MARKER CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL ONE OF THE BEST PRESERVED AND LEAST ALTERED OF OLD AMERICAN CANALS, THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO GREW FROM WASHINGTON'S VISION of LINKING THE VALLEYS ...

          Centennial Celebration

          CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE VISIT OF PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S "GREAT WHITE FLEET" TO SEATTLE IN MAY OF 1908, FROM HERE THE FLEET CONTINUED ON THEIR FAMOUS ROUND THE WORLD ...

          • 1908
          • round the world
          • roosevelt

          Bejamin Banneker

          BENJAMIN BANNEKER (1731-1806) THE SELF-EDUCATED NEGRO MATHEMATICIAN AND ASTRONOMER WAS BORN. LIVED HIS ENTIRE LIFE AND DIED NEAR HERE. HE ASSISTED IN SURVEYING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 1791, ...

          • astronomer
          • african-america...
          • 1791
          • jefferson
          • self-educated

          The First Cyclotrons

          IN THIS ROOMIN 1930 - 1934 EARNEST O. LAWRENCE WITH M. STANLEY LIVINGSTON, DAVID H. SLOAN, AND OTHER COLLABORATORSDEVELOPED THE FIRST CYCLOTRONS AND HEAVY-ION ACCELERATORS THE OBSERVED THE ...

          • berkeley
          • cal
          • lawrence
          • livingston
          • sloan
          • cyclotrons
          • nuclear reactio...

          History of the Transbay Ferry

          History of the Transbay Ferry  Ferry service between Oakland and San Francisco has played a vital role for over 145 years. The earliest licensed operator was Captain Thomas Gray who started his ...

          • oakland
          • transbay
          • ferry
          • 1851

          Fort Point, San Francisco

          FORT POINT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF MILITARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IS SAN FRANCISCO'S ONLY MAJOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTED BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR WHICH HAS REMAINED ...

          • fort point
          • rifled cannon
          • 1861
          • san francisco

          The Jerwood LIbrary

          Submitted by @Geograph_Bob © Copyright Bob Harvey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

            In Memory Of

            DEDICATED JUNE 1986 IN MEMORY OF GEORGE NICHOLS MEMBER 1973 - 1976 LEE EDWARD HARRIS MEMBER 1964 - 1973 STANLEY "STAN" MORGAN CHAIRMAN OF THE FAIR 1964-1971

              Piers 1 1/2, 3, & 5

                In Memory of Louise Gschwend

                  Water Powered Mills of Brownsville

                    Shirley Carney

                      The Site of the Last of Three No-Warning Car-Bomb Explosions

                      IN REMEMBRANCE THIS STONE MARKS THE SITE WHERE THE LAST OF THREE NO-WARNING CAR-BOMB EXPLOSIONS OCCURRED ON 17TH MAY 1974 IN WHICH 2 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES  Installed by Justice for ...

                      • dublin
                      • troubles
                      • car bomb

                      Max Baer

                      MAX BAER RAISED IN LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA, BAER BEGAN HIS BOXING CAREER IN 1929 AT AGE 20 IN OAKLAND. HE WON HIS FIRST TWELVE FIGHTS BY KNOCKOUTS. IN 1933, WEARING THE STAR OF DAVID ON HIS TRUNKS, HE ...

                      • livermore
                      • boxing
                      • 1934

                      Tehachapi Loop - Calif Historic 508

                        California Historical Landmark Tehachapi Loop From this spot may be seen a portion of the world renowned "loop". It was completed in 1876 under the direction of William Hood, Southern ...

                      • historic landma...
                      • railroad
                      • california