Read The Plaque http://read-the-plaque.appspot.com Always read the plaque en-us Anna Politkovskaya Memorial http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/anna-politkovskaya-memorial2 http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/anna-politkovskaya-memorial2 2017-11-18 00:24:28.732920 Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

Обозреватель и Новая Газета. Анна Политковская до своей трагической гибели работала в этом здании 1999-2006

Obozrevatel and Novaya Gazeta. Anna Politkovskaya  until her tragic death worked in this building 1999-2006.

 

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Show Your Stripes http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/show-your-stripes http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/show-your-stripes 2017-11-17 23:14:46.149760 Show Your Stripes Show Your Stripes

Show Your Stripes

2008

Jim Conti

Change the light sculpture from your phone: Dial 408-287-0128 Press three numbers (1-9). Press zero. Hang up.

Commissioned for The 88 in collaboration with the City of San Jose Public Art Program

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John Covalesk http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-covalesk http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-covalesk 2017-11-17 23:12:18.522250 John Covalesk John Covalesk

At this location, officer John Covalesk was shot to death while investigating a burglary.

Officer Covalesk gave his life in the line of duty November 15, 1950.

Erected by The San Jose Police Officers' Association

2000

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Gravely Ford http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/gravely-ford http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/gravely-ford 2017-11-17 18:16:37.957280 Gravely Ford Gravely Ford

Gravely Ford

7 miles southeast of here was a favorite pioneer crossing of the Humboldt River, Gravely Ford. Campsite of the Donner Party, here occurred the Snyder-Reed fight. As Snyder lashed at Reed he missed and hit Reed’s wife. Reed then killed Snyder. Reed was banished without food from the wagon train. His daughter smuggled food to him enabling him to reach California. Reed later returned to rescue them from being snowed in at Donner Lake. In 1861, Indians massacred a wagon train. A squaw tried to save a child but was chased for days was caught and the child killed. Dedicated June 7, 6008.

 

Lucinda Jane Saunders 

Chapter 1881

E Clampus Vitus

 

Credo Quia Absurdum

 

(One word about the date on the plaque: It is said that E Clampus Vitus has an "idiosyncratic" calendar. I can't find anything about the calendar's history, but I can state that the year 6008 on this plaque is the year 2003. 

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Chief Washakie http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/chief-washakie http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/chief-washakie 2017-11-17 18:16:34.148010 Chief Washakie Chief Washakie

Tooling across Wyoming before the August 2017 eclipse, we drove into a town called Fort Washakie (population 1,759; elevation 5,570 feet) on U.S. 287 (a.k.a. the Chief Washakie Trail). We had no intention of stopping, but on the way out of town we passed a sign advertising Sacajawea's gravesite. We U-turned and headed west through town. A half-mile later, we saw a cemetery and pulled in. There was a granite marker for a notable Native American: Chief Washakie. Here's the text:

Washakie

The great Shoshone chief, a skilled hunter, strategist, and warrior against his tribal enemies, was noted for his friendship towards the white men. He united his people. He was born about 1804 and died February 20, 1900. Shoshone Indian Reservation was created by the Great Treaty of July 3, 1868. Fort Washakie, 1879-1909, was a military post. 

 

Erected by the Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming, 1956.

 

This is a historical marker and doesn't say explicitly that Washakie is buried at this site -- but there are no references I find that say he's buried elsewhere (and speaking of references, here's an excellent essay on Washakie's life and times).

 

Next question: Where was Sacajawea's grave? Short answer: Not here. The person who may have been Sacajawea is interred at a second cemetery, about a mile and a half from the first. We didn't find it -- I was thinking of the long drive ahead, to southwestern Nebraska, and I didn't see any signs along the side-roads we were on.  So we moved on. In any case, there's an interesting debate about whether the woman buried there in 1884 was actually Sacajawea (see "Who's Buried in Sacajawea's Grave?"). 

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Ni http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ni http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ni 2017-11-16 22:47:40.177250 Ni Ni

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Ti http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ti http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ti 2017-11-16 22:47:37.165660 Ti Ti

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Pierce Hall http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/pierce-hall http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/pierce-hall 2017-11-16 22:44:49.176090 Pierce Hall Pierce Hall

PIERCE HALL

First Town Hall of Brookline Built in 1825

Used as the first High School 1843-1856

Bought by the First Parish in 1890

Named for the Rev. John Pierce, D.D.

Minister of this Parish 1797-1849

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Burrell M. Baucom http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/burrell-m-baucom http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/burrell-m-baucom 2017-11-16 20:00:50.757580 Burrell M. Baucom Burrell M. Baucom

IN MEMORY OF
BURRELL M. BAUCOM
AN OFFICER AND SOLDIER. BRAVE
OF HEART, SINCERE OF PURPOSE
AND FAITHFUL TO TRUST
WHO FELL HERE JULY 1, 1933,
IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY.
THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY
HIS FELLOW MEMBERS OF
THE
OREGON STATE POLICE
AND
OREGON NATIONAL GUARD

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Chester Depot http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/chester-depot http://readtheplaque.com/plaque/chester-depot 2017-11-16 19:57:51.678390 Chester Depot Chester Depot

CHESTER DEPOT

The first public train arrived here on July 18,
1849, and in December, the Rutland & Burlington
Railroad opened the first rail line across Vermont
linking the Connecticut River valley at Bellows
Falls and Lake Champlain at Burlington. The route
passed between Chester's older North and South
villages, and Chester Depot village emerged. Fire
destroyed the first station in 1871, and the lessee
Vermont Central RR built this one that year. By
the 1890s, several industrial and commercial
enterprises made Chester Depot one of the busiest
stations on the Rutland Rr. The State purchased
the line in 1963, leasing it in part to the Green
Mountain RR. Exceptional in Vermont, this brick
station retains its high-style Italianate design
and continues in railroad use.

VERMONT DIVISION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION - 2015


Submitted by @LostToHistory

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