Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us Shot Clock https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/shot-clock https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/shot-clock 2019-03-18 17:01:12.551820 Shot Clock Shot Clock

The 24-second "Shot Clock" 
1954 Syracuse, New York 
This clock honors the rule that changed basketball and saved the 
National Basketball Association. The 24-second shot dock, which put 
an end to stalling tactics that were threatening the league, was used 
for the first time in an NBA scrimmage organized by Danny Biasone on 
August 10, 1954 at Blodgett Vocational High School in Syracuse. In the 
first season with the dock, league scoring would rise by 13.6 points 
per game. 
Coach Howard Hobson of Oregon and Yale is credited with the original 
idea, and many helped Biasone to bring the clock to fruition in Syracuse, 
notably Emil Barboni and Leo Ferris. It was Ferris and Biasone who 
devised a formula for the shot clock, selecting "24\ by dividing 2,880 
(the number of seconds in a 48-minute game) by 120 (the average 
number of shots in a game) 
Because of the vision and persistence of Biasone, president and founder 
of the Syracuse Nationals, his fellow NBA owners embraced the shot 
clock, now used in some form on almost every level of the game. 
Dedicated here on March 26,2005, inthe presence of surviving members 
of the Syracuse "Nats", 1955 Champions of the NBA. 
The original shot clock is at LeMoyne College, 
is 25% smaller in size with one clock face. 
 

Submitted by @PTRQ

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The Pina Colada https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-pina-colada https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-pina-colada 2019-03-14 18:25:49.649663 The Pina Colada The Pina Colada

LA CASA DONDE NACIO 
LA PINA COLADA 
EN EL ANO 1963 
POR DON RAMON 
PORTAS MINGOT 

THE HOUSE WHERE 
IN 1963 
THE PINA COLADA 
WAS CREATED 
BY DON RAMON 
PORTAS MINGOT 
 
Submitted by @enf

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BATTERY B https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/battery-b https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/battery-b 2019-03-14 18:23:39.805137 BATTERY B BATTERY B

BATTERY B
FIRST N.Y. LIGHT ARTILLERY DRILLED
NEAR THIS POINT UNDER THEIR
ORGANIZER, CAPT. RUFUS D. PETTIT,
IN THE SUMMER OF 1861.
STATE EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT 1939

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Mazzuca Building https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/mazzuca-building https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/mazzuca-building 2019-03-12 21:36:46.483369 Mazzuca Building Mazzuca Building

MAZZUCA BUILDING 

Agostino Mazzuca and his son Gabriel (Bill) 
opened a variety store on York Street in 1924. 
Bill moved the business into a new building 
at the same location in 1959. From late 1959 
to 2007 Gabriel's son's [sic] Gus and John ran the 
store. A place for conversation and friendship, 
the Mazzuca Building provided Downtown 
Fredericton residents and business persons 
a welcoming gathering place. 


Submitted by @bthubbard.

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John Archer LeJeune https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-archer-lejeune https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-archer-lejeune 2019-03-11 18:07:41.393257 John Archer LeJeune John Archer LeJeune

 Lt. General Lejeune, 1867-1942, was born in Innis; commanded the 2nd Division of the AEF during WW I; became Commandant of USMC; was superintendent of VMI from 1929 to 1937.
 

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West Feliciana Railroad https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/west-feliciana-railroad2 https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/west-feliciana-railroad2 2019-03-11 18:07:39.262337 West Feliciana Railroad West Feliciana Railroad

  The West Feliciana Railroad line was built in this area between 1828 and 1842 to haul cotton from Woodville to the Bayou Sara Landing on the Mississippi River. The West Feliciana Railroad was the first line chartered in Mississippi, in 1831, and the fifth in the United States. It was the first standard-gauge railroad in the South.

The West Feliciana Railroad was purchased by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1892 and abandoned in 1978.

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Old Hickory https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/old-hickory https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/old-hickory 2019-03-11 18:07:29.389475 Old Hickory Old Hickory

Built circa 1820 by Zenon Ledoux family. Excellent example of a Creole raised plantation house. Ovide LaCour owned this house and the nearby LaCour Store. Entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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Battle of Bayou Fordoche https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/battle-of-bayou-fordoche https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/battle-of-bayou-fordoche 2019-03-11 18:07:22.822736 Battle of Bayou Fordoche Battle of Bayou Fordoche

 On Sept. 29, 1863 Confederate forces of Texas and Louisiana commanded by Brig. Gen. Tom Green defeated Union forces of the 13th Army Corps capturing 500 men and 2 cannons. The battle is also known as the Battle of Sterling's Plantation. This marker is dedicated to the men who died on this battlefield.

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Montpelier https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/montpelier2 https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/montpelier2 2019-03-11 18:07:20.008853 Montpelier Montpelier

Parish seat from 1812-1832. Land office - a clearinghouse for public lands between the Mississippi and the Pearl Rivers 1812-1837. Montpelier Academy 1833-1840. Early post office St. Helena 1814-1859. Connected to Natchez Trace.

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Springfield - Liberty Road https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/springfield-liberty-road https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/springfield-liberty-road 2019-03-11 18:07:15.647088 Springfield - Liberty Road Springfield - Liberty Road

In the Civil War was traveled by two Union regiments of Illinois Cavalry May 1, 1863 enroute to Baton Rouge. Col. B.H. Grierson commanded the diversionary raid previous to Gen. Grant's land movement against Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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