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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 ...

    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

      BATTERY B

      BATTERY BFIRST N.Y. LIGHT ARTILLERY DRILLEDNEAR THIS POINT UNDER THEIRORGANIZER, CAPT. RUFUS D. PETTIT,IN THE SUMMER OF 1861.STATE EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT 1939

        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 ...

          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.

          • louisiana
          • marines

          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 ...

          • mississippi
          • railroad

          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 ...

          • louisiana
          • plantation

          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 ...

          • louisiana
          • civil war

          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 ...

          • louisiana
          • settlement

          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 ...

          • louisiana
          • civil war

          Battle of Plains Store

          On May 21, 1863, a two-story building near this site housing Young’s store and the Plains Masonic Lodge was the center of a battle between Colonel William R. Miles’ Legion comprised of ...

          • louisiana
          • civil war

          The Woodville Republican

          The Republican, established in 1823 by William A.A. Chisolm, is the oldest newspaper and business institution in continuous operation in Mississippi. Operated by Lewis family for over 100 years.

          • mississippi
          • newspaper

          William Bartram Trail - Traced 1773-1777

          In 1775, Bartram made aspecial trip by horseback to"White plains" noting "grassyfields of many miles extent."

          • louisiana
          • nature

          If everybody does something, a lot can be achieved - The blessed Giuseppe Puglisi

          If everybody does something, a lot can be achievedThe blessed Giuseppe PuglisiPriest and MartyrGold Medal for Civil ValorPadre Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi is remembered by the tours organized by Addio ...

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          • palermo
          • sicily
          • italy
          • mafia
          • addiopizzo

          Remembering Libero Grassi

          To Libero Grassi entrepreneur, organizator of conscience Killed by the mafia for having defended his company and his workers against the racket of extortionists. To the everlasting memory placed ...

          • palermo
          • italy
          • mafia
          • libero grassi
          • addiopizzo
          • palazzo delle a...
          • town hall
          • sicily

          Hobe Mountain Tower

          HOBE MOUNTAIN TOWER  THIS 10-MINUTE WALK UP TO THE TOP OF THE HOBE  THE ATLANTIC OCEAN INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND THE  MOUNTAIN OBSERVATION TOWER WILL GIVE YOU A VIEW OF IA  ENTIRE EXPANSE OF THE ...

          • 86 feet above s...

          Moses, Allen Chapel, Calvary Cemeteries

          Established in 1880, this is one of the earliest African-American cemeteries in Thibodaux. It serves three church congregations: Moses Baptist Church, Allen Chapel AME Church , Calvary Methodist ...

          • louisiana
          • african america...
          • cemetery

          Linwood

          1 mile SW. Built c. 1848 by Albert G. Carter. A portion of Sarah Morgan Dawson's A Confederate Girl's Diary was written here. Bombardment of Port Hudson and other events at Linwood are described in ...

          • louisiana
          • plantation

          Lt. Commander John E. Hart

          In nearby Grace Church Cemetery is the tomb of Lieut. Commander John E. Hart, U.S. Gunboat Albatross, buried at Episcopal service & with Naval & Masonic honors by Brother Masons of Feliciana Lodge ...

          • louisiana
          • civil war

          Afton Villa

          19th Century Gardens, site of famed ante-bellum mansion built in 1849 by David Barrow, once wealthiest planter in W. Feliciana; destroyed by fire in 1963. Tomb of Alexander Barrow, U.S. Senator from ...

          • louisiana
          • plantation

          William Grant Still

          The dean of African-American composers and one of the greatest classical musicians in American history, Still was born near Woodville on May 11, 1895. In 1930, Still composed Afro-American Symphony, ...

          • mississippi
          • african-america...
          • entertainment

          Fort Adams

          Twenty mi. west, called Davion's Rock by French. Loftus Heights by British. U.S. Fort, 1798, named for John Adams. "Man Without a Country," Phillip Nolan was once stationed here.

          • mississippi
          • fort
          • military

          Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge

          State Project No. 5403. Unit No. 1. Federal Aid Project No. 173-F. Designed and built by Louisiana Highway Commission and U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. 1934-1935. State Of Louisiana O.K. ...

          • louisiana
          • wpa
          • highway

          City of Kenner

          Named for Kenner brothers George R., Minor, Duncan Farrar, & William Butler, who acquired Oakland, Pasture, & Belle Grove plantations, 1830s-40s. Area subdivided in 1855 as Kennerville with arrival ...

          • louisiana
          • city

          Lafreniere Plantation

          Part of the concession in 1720 by Governor Bienville to father of Nicholas Chauvin LaFreniere, Attorney-General of Louisiana for the years 1763 until 1769. Leader of the revolt against Spanish rulers ...

          • louisiana
          • plantation