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In memory of Driver John Axon and Guard John Creamer

This plaque at Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station commemorates the brave actions of a train driver (John Axon) and guard (John Creamer), who died while trying to stop a runaway freight train on a 1 ...

This plaque at Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station commemorates the brave actions of a train driver (John Axon) and guard (John Creamer), who died while trying to stop a runaway freight train on a 1 ...

  • derbyshire
  • 1957

Lord President (and regicide)

This plaque, on the wall of a petrol station in Marple, marks the location of the birthplace of John Bradshawe (or Bradshaw), who was most notable for his role as President of the High Court of ...

This plaque, on the wall of a petrol station in Marple, marks the location of the birthplace of John Bradshawe (or Bradshaw), who was most notable for his role as President of the High Court ...

  • regicide
  • marple
  • greater manches...
  • bradshaw
  • isherwood

The Swing Club

    Substrata

      Islais Creek

        Mass Lynching in New Orleans / Racial Violence in America

        Mass Lynching in New OrleansJuly 24 to 27, 1900, White mobs unleashed a campaign of racial terror throughout the city of New Orleans that resulted in the lynching of at least seven Black people. ...

        Mass Lynching in New OrleansJuly 24 to 27, 1900, White mobs unleashed a campaign of racial terror throughout the city of New Orleans that resulted in the lynching of at least seven Black ...

        • louisiana
        • new orleans
        • african america...
        • social

        Kenner High School

        1924-1996   Designed by William T. Nolan, Kenner High School was the first school to be located in the City of Kenner. Originally opened for grades K-12, the school was transformed into a junior high ...

        1924-1996   Designed by William T. Nolan, Kenner High School was the first school to be located in the City of Kenner. Originally opened for grades K-12, the school was transformed into a junior high ...

        • louisiana
        • nrhp
        • kenner
        • education
        • jefferson paris...

        Kenner White Sox

        The Kenner White Sox baseball team was organized in 1932 by Henry

        The Kenner White Sox baseball team was organized in 1932 by Henry "Teddy" Stewart. Many of the players subsequently played in the Negro American League.A resolution adopted by the city of Kenner on ...

        • louisiana
        • african-america...
        • sports
        • negro leagues
        • baseball
        • kenner
        • jefferson paris...

        Camp Parapet - Remains of Old Powder Magazine

        Part of Civil War fortification which extended from the river northward about 1-3/4 miles past Metairie Rd. Construction began in 1861 by the Confederates and continued after the fall of New Orleans ...

        Part of Civil War fortification which extended from the river northward about 1-3/4 miles past Metairie Rd. Construction began in 1861 by the Confederates and continued after the fall of New Orleans ...

        • louisiana
        • civil war
        • jefferson paris...

        Acadian House

        The Acadian House was constructed on museum property in 1975. It was built from cypress lumber that was originally part of an old mule barn dismantled at Rapidan Plantation in St. James Parish. The ...

        The Acadian House was constructed on museum property in 1975. It was built from cypress lumber that was originally part of an old mule barn dismantled at Rapidan Plantation in St. James Parish. The ...

        • louisiana
        • architecture

        18th Century Style Sugar House

        This building is a representation of a small eighteenth century sugar house employing the open-kettle process developed in the West Indies. It was built to show the style of old sugar houses pre-1820 ...

        This building is a representation of a small eighteenth century sugar house employing the open- kettle process developed in the West Indies. It was built to show the style of old sugar ...

        • louisiana
        • sugar
        • commerce

        Split-Cypress Barn c. 1870

        This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called ...

        This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called ...

        • louisiana
        • rural life
        • barn

        Grist Mill

        Corn has, for centuries, been one of man's staple foods. Prehistoric man probably ground the corn, placed on a flat rock, with a hand held stone. This method later gave wat to the wooden mortar and ...

        Corn has, for centuries, been one of man's staple foods. Prehistoric man probably ground the corn, placed on a flat rock, with a hand held stone. This method later gave wat to the wooden mortar and ...

        • louisiana
        • mill

        Beauregard Town

        In 1806 Elias Beauregard commissioned Ira C. Kneeland to subdivide his plantation and sold lots at public auction. Baton Rouge's first large real estate project, bounded by North, South and East ...

        In 1806 Elias Beauregard commissioned Ira C. Kneeland to subdivide his plantation and sold lots at public auction. Baton Rouge's first large real estate project, bounded by North, South and ...

        • louisiana
        • baton rouge
        • neighborhood

        Camp Parapet

        In 1862 Confederate and Louisiana authorities laid out Camp Parapet as a part of the defense lines of New Orleans. The works were designed to protect the city against an attack from the north. After ...

        In 1862 Confederate and Louisiana authorities laid out Camp Parapet as a part of the defense lines of New Orleans. The works were designed to protect the city against an attack from the north. ...

        • louisiana
        • civil war
        • new orleans
        • jefferson paris...

        Greenwell Springs

        Named for the Greenwell family, a resort with a hotel, pavilion and cottages was developed here in the 1850's with stage service to and from Baton Rouge. General John C. Breckinridge's Confederate ...

        Named for the Greenwell family, a resort with a hotel, pavilion and cottages was developed here in the 1850's with stage service to and from Baton Rouge. General John C. Breckinridge's ...

        • louisiana
        • greenwell sprin...
        • east baton roug...

        Kenner Town Hall

        The hub of Kenner city government was built in 1926 to house the Town Hall, jail, and courthouse. In 1956, City Hall moved. The jail and courthouse relocated in 1970. Today it houses the Kenner ...

        The hub of Kenner city government was built in 1926 to house the Town Hall, jail, and courthouse. In 1956, City Hall moved. The jail and courthouse relocated in 1970. Today it houses the ...

        • louisiana
        • jefferson paris...
        • kenner

        Eli Wilson

        A JOB TOO TOUGH FOR YOU IS JUST RIGHT FOR ME ELI

        A JOB TOO TOUGH FOR YOU IS JUST RIGHT FOR ME ELI "WHITNEY" WILSON 1922 2012

          Dubreuil Concession and Levee

          Joseph Villars Dubreuil settled here in 1719. He became a pioneer in agriculture and wealthy entrepreneur. Nearby he built the first plantation levee. It led to the creation in 1724 of the ...

          Joseph Villars Dubreuil settled here in 1719. He became a pioneer in agriculture and wealthy entrepreneur. Nearby he built the first plantation levee. It led to the creation in 1724 of ...

          • louisiana
          • settlers
          • colonial era
          • new orleans
          • jefferson

          Settlement of the German Coast

          Of the thousands that departed France, only 300 German immigrants trickled in to the French Colony of Louisiana in 1721, deluded by John Law's Company of the West propaganda describing Louisiana as ...

          Of the thousands that departed France, only 300 German immigrants trickled in to the French Colony of Louisiana in 1721, deluded by John Law's Company of the West propaganda describing Louisiana as ...

          • louisiana
          • destrahan
          • st. charles par...
          • ormond plantati...

          Jefferson Parish

           On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the ...

           On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the ...

          • louisiana
          • jefferson paris...
          • kenner

          Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden

          In Memory of    Charles Joseph

          In Memory of    Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden September 6, 1877-November 4, 1931   In an unmarked grave near here rests Buddy Bolden Legendary Cornet player  New Orleans Jazz Pioneer and first "King ...

          • new orleans
          • jazz
          • pioneer
          • gravesite
          • cornet

          Holt Cemetery 1

          Holt Cemetery was officially founded in 1879 as a replacement to the dangerously overfilled Locust Grove Cemeteries on Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans. It is assumed to be named after Dr. Joseph ...

          Holt Cemetery was officially founded in 1879 as a replacement to the dangerously overfilled Locust Grove Cemeteries on Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans. It is assumed to be named after Dr. Joseph ...

          • new orleans
          • cemetery

          Holt Cemetery #2

          While Holt Cemetery was never formally designated as racially segregated, legal restrictions on racial mixing - in life and death - became more rigorously enforced in New Orleans after the 1896 ...

          While Holt Cemetery was never formally designated as racially segregated, legal restrictions on racial mixing - in life and death - became more rigorously enforced in New Orleans after the ...

          • new orleans
          • cemetery

          Holt Cemetery #3

          Unlike most New Orleans cemeteries, all of the interments at Holt are below ground. Many graves here have a distinctive appearance, but none have been photographed or remarked upon as often as the ...

          Unlike most New Orleans cemeteries, all of the interments at Holt are below ground. Many graves here have a distinctive appearance, but none have been photographed or remarked upon as often as ...

          • louisiana
          • new orleans
          • cemetery
          • cemeteries