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Fleet City 1943 - 1946: Shoemaker, California

    Pleasanton Veterans Plaza

      Port Sulphur

      Hub of the Louisiana sulphur industry. Built in 1932-33 by Freeport Sulphur Company to logistically support Grand Ecaille mine, world's second largest Frasch sulphur mine. It was located in Lake ...

      Hub of the Louisiana sulphur industry. Built in 1932-33 by Freeport Sulphur Company to logistically support Grand Ecaille mine, world's second largest Frasch sulphur mine. It was located in Lake ...

      • louisiana
      • mining
      • industry
      • town

      Plaquemines Parish

      Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 31, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from plakamin, the Mobile Indian word for ...

      Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 31, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from plakamin, the Mobile Indian word for ...

      • louisiana
      • plaquemines par...

      U.S. Marine Hospital

      Completed in 1849, this three-story building treatedsailors until abandoned after the 1858 Belle Crevasse.During the War Between the States, gunpowder wasmanufactured at the site and arson was ...

      Completed in 1849, this three-story building treatedsailors until abandoned after the 1858 Belle Crevasse.During the War Between the States, gunpowder wasmanufactured at the site and arson was ...

      • louisiana
      • civil war
      • hospital

      1893 Hurricane

      The 1893 Hurricane hit south Louisiana on the night of October 1 claiming over 2000 lives. One of the survivors was 25 year old Paul Harris who was working as an orange picker on the Pizzati Orange ...

      The 1893 Hurricane hit south Louisiana on the night of October 1 claiming over 2000 lives. One of the survivors was 25 year old Paul Harris who was working as an orange picker on the Pizzati Orange ...

      • louisiana
      • hurricane
      • disaster
      • rotary club
      • rotary internat...

      John P. Hale

      THE MEASURE OF MY AMBITION WILL BE FULL WHEN WY WIFE AND CHILDREN SHALL REPAIR TO MY GRAVE TO DROP THE TEAR OF AFFECTION TO MY MEMORY THEY MAY READ ON MY TOMBSTONE. HE WHO LIES BENEATH SURRENDERED ...

      THE MEASURE OF MY AMBITION WILL BE FULL WHEN WY WIFE AND CHILDREN SHALL REPAIR TO MY GRAVE TO DROP THE TEAR OF AFFECTION TO MY MEMORY THEY MAY READ ON MY TOMBSTONE. HE WHO LIES BENEATH ...

        Pioneer Cairn Plaza

        The Pioneer Cairn Plaza The Dominion Land Survey of 1869 providedan organized method of legally diving thevast expanses of the Canadian West. Thetownship consisting of 36 sections wasthe base unit of ...

        The Pioneer Cairn Plaza The Dominion Land Survey of 1869 providedan organized method of legally diving thevast expanses of the Canadian West. Thetownship consisting of 36 sections wasthe base unit of ...

        • saskatoon
        • pioneer
        • cairn
        • yxe
        • dominionlandsur...

        Lafayette's Tour, NY

          Olivier Plantation House & St. Mary's Orphanage

          Located on this site from ca. 1820 to 1949 stood the original David Olivier creole-style plantation house. It was purchased by The New Orleans Catholic Association for the Relief of Male Orphans in ...

          Located on this site from ca. 1820 to 1949 stood the original David Olivier creole-style plantation house. It was purchased by The New Orleans Catholic Association for the Relief of Male Orphans in ...

          • louisiana
          • new orleans
          • religion
          • plantation

          Basin Street

          Buried in the ground beneath in the ground beneath our feet and embodied in the architecture reaching toward the sky are the remnants of New Orleans' history. The Basin Street area is no exception. ...

          Buried in the ground beneath in the ground beneath our feet and embodied in the architecture reaching toward the sky are the remnants of New Orleans' history. The Basin Street area is no ...

          • louisiana
          • new orleans

          Dooky Chase's Restaurant

          Making Rights Real - Louisiana Civil Rights Trail    Dooky Chase's Restaurant gained notoriety as a safe place where people of all races could sit down to meet and discuss strategies for the Civil ...

          Making Rights Real - Louisiana Civil Rights Trail Dooky Chase's Restaurant gained notoriety as a safe place where people of all races could sit down to meet and discuss strategies for the ...

          • louisiana
          • new orleans
          • civil rights
          • restaurant

          McDonogh 19 Elementary School

          Making Rights Real - Louisiana Civil Rights Trail      On November 14, 1960, three six-year-old girls-Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne- integrated McDonogh 19. Known as the

          Making Rights Real - Louisiana Civil Rights Trail On November 14, 1960, three six-year-old girls- Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne- integrated McDonogh 19. Known as the "McDonogh Three,” ...

          • louisiana
          • new orleans
          • lower ninth war...
          • civil rights
          • education

          Black Yankees and The Sea

          PORTSMOUTH Black Heritage Trail Black Yankees and The Sea People of African-origin or descent have been part of Portsmouth since at least 1645. This waterfront was an entry port for enslaved people ...

          PORTSMOUTH Black Heritage Trail Black Yankees and The Sea People of African-origin or descent have been part of Portsmouth since at least 1645. This waterfront was an entry port for enslaved ...

            In Memory of Sam and Mira Kon

              Mariam K. Altman

                Beebe Building

                  The Ohio State Reformatory

                    The Cradle of Professional Football

                      Saint Tikhon

                      SAINT TIKHON RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF NORTH AMERICA 1898-1907 CONSECRATED & LIVED IN ST. NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL. ELECTED PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW IN 1917. WILLIAM C. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2020 647 13

                      SAINT TIKHON RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF NORTH AMERICA 1898-1907 CONSECRATED & LIVED IN ST. NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL. ELECTED PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW IN 1917. WILLIAM C. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2020 647 13

                        Major "Dick" Bong

                        MAJOR

                        MAJOR "DICK" BONG "America's Ace of Aces". It was here that Major Richard Bong was born. received his education. and grew to manhood. After attending Superior State College where he received his ...

                        • wwii
                        • army air corp
                        • grew to manhood

                        Donald P. McCullum

                        Submitted by @DIYGene.

                        Submitted by @DIYGene.

                          Aunt Maggie’s House

                          "Aunt Maggie's House" Mouat's installed Salt Spring's first electric generator here in the 1920s. Later, Mouat's made sausages and smocked hams here. From 1935, the building was used as a residence, ...

                          • salt spring

                          D.P. Butler, SR., M.D. Memorial Highway

                          Representative Franklin County  1904-1908   1924-1928      Senator Franklin & Pike Counties  1932

                          Representative Franklin County  1904-1908 1924-1928      Senator Franklin & Pike Counties 1932

                          • mississippi
                          • politics
                          • memorial

                          Fraudulent Infomation Alert

                          Fraudulent Information Alert Sacramento & Rose St. On this spot, beware of rogue plac- ards bearing false witness. Non-certi- fied historical accounts may confuse residents and visitors alike. Woe ...

                          Fraudulent Information Alert Sacramento & Rose St. On this spot, beware of rogue plac- ards bearing false witness. Non-certi- fied historical accounts may confuse residents and visitors alike. Woe ...