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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

                    Tehachapi Loop - ASCE Plaque

                    Placed and commemorated in 1998 by History & Heritage Committee  Los Angeles Section and Southern San Joaquin Branch  American Society of Civil Engineers   The Tehachapi Loop is a 0.73-mile (1.17 km) ...

                    • historic landma...
                    • railroad
                    • asce

                    In Memory of Eva Marie Schicke

                    This is one of two markers erected at a roadside overlook -- which the U.S. Forest Service modestly calls Rim of the World -- in memory of wildland firefighters killed in blazes in ...

                      Leonidas Taylor and the Steamer 'Belle'

                      Driving along the Sacramento River, about halfway between the California's capital and the town of Woodland, you pass the obelisk above. It’s along a stretch of 55 mph highway, meaning much of ...

                        Crown Hill

                        Crown Hill Cemetery founded in 1863 is the fourth largest cemetery in America. The history of Indiana and the United States is reflected in its monuments. President Benjamin Harrison, ...

                        • indiana
                        • cemetery

                        One of the Last of the Stage Drivers

                        There are signs for two historical markers on Highway 120 as you approach this old Gold Rush town: one for the "Mark Twain-Bret Harte Trail" and one for the town's original Wells Fargo & Co. express ...

                        • california
                        • tuolumne county
                        • wells fargo
                        • mother lode

                        David Erickson Memorial

                          This is one of two markers erected at a roadside overlook -- which the U.S. Forest Service modestly calls Rim of the World -- in memory of wildland firefighters killed in blazes in ...

                        • california
                        • stanislaus nati...
                        • highway 120
                        • wildfires
                        • firefighters

                        The first grave of Alexandre Dumas

                        Alexandre Dumas père was buried here December 8th 1870. His body was transferred to Villers- Cotterêts on April 15th 1872. Since November 30th he rests at the Panthéon in Paris.   submitted ...

                        • alexandre dumas...
                        • 1870
                        • grave
                        • neuville-les-di...
                        • normandie
                        • france

                        Tom Kilburn

                        TOM KILBURN 1921 - 2001  He co-invented the world's first ever stored-program computer. He wrote its first program in June 1948 while travelling from this station to Manchester University where he ...

                        • computer scienc...
                        • computer
                        • stored-program