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Sparks Settlement Cemetery

John and Melinda Sparks and their family came to southeast Texas from Tennessee in 1838. They settled on the Jeremiah Mixon headright on Lake Sabine and later set aside land for a family burial ...

John and Melinda Sparks and their family came to southeast Texas from Tennessee in 1838. They settled on the Jeremiah Mixon headright on Lake Sabine and later set aside land for a family burial ...

  • texas
  • cemetery

In Memory Arthur Stilwell Smith

In MemoryArthur Stilwell SmithFirst BirthFirst DeathIn Port ArthurMay 1896.Sparks Settlement CemeteryErected by Port Arthur Teen Canteen1948

In MemoryArthur Stilwell SmithFirst BirthFirst DeathIn Port ArthurMay 1896.Sparks Settlement CemeteryErected by Port Arthur Teen Canteen1948

  • texas
  • cemetery

John Delafose

John Delafose    (1939-1994)   Born in rural Duralde, John Delafose began playing fiddle as a child, eventually learning harmonica and finally accordion.  He is best known for playing accordion and ...

John Delafose    (1939-1994)   Born in rural Duralde, John Delafose began playing fiddle as a child, eventually learning harmonica and finally accordion.  He is best known for playing accordion and ...

  • louisiana
  • music
  • zydeco
  • opelousas

Amédé Ardoin (1898-1942)

Amédé  Ardoin, a Creole accordion player, laid the foundation for modern Creole and Cajun style music. He was known for his high pitched and expressive vocals. Growing up around Eunice and Mamou, he ...

Amédé  Ardoin, a Creole accordion player, laid the foundation for modern Creole and Cajun style music. He was known for his high pitched and expressive vocals. Growing up around Eunice and Mamou, he ...

  • louisiana
  • zydeco
  • music
  • cajun
  • opelousas

George Henry Hall 'The Pit-Boy Peer' 1881-1965

English   1st Viscount Hall of Cynon Valley From Penrikyber Colliery to the House of Lords. Welsh     Yr Is-iarll Hall Cwm Cynon cyntaf O Bwll Glo Penrikyber i Dŷ'r Arglwyddi.

English   1st Viscount Hall of Cynon Valley From Penrikyber Colliery to the House of Lords. Welsh Yr Is-iarll Hall Cwm Cynon cyntaf O Bwll Glo Penrikyber i Dŷ'r Arglwyddi.

  • wales
  • government
  • viscount

The Hartford Times

The Hartford TimesFounded a weekly newspaper January 1, 1817, by Frederick Dunton Bolles and John Milton Niles. A champion of the party of the Constitution and reform in the state of Connecticut. ...

The Hartford TimesFounded a weekly newspaper January 1, 1817, by Frederick Dunton Bolles and John Milton Niles. A champion of the party of the Constitution and reform in the state of Connecticut. ...

  • hartford
  • newspaper
  • connecticut
  • uconn

Lady Stair's Close

Settle in, folks, because we're about to talk about a plaque. #AlwaysReadThePlaque pic.twitter.com/fDDch5Gfp4— The ZAnon Conspiracy (@zxqwd) April 3, 2019

Settle in, folks, because we're about to talk about a plaque. #AlwaysReadThePlaque pic.twitter.com/fDDch5Gfp4— The ZAnon Conspiracy (@zxqwd) April 3, 2019

    Emil Fischer

      James Demint Cabin Site

      1799 1925 One Hundred Feet South Of This Spot, James Demint, The Founder Of Springfield, Built The First Cabin In The City. In 1803 He Completed The First Plat Of The City Erected By The Lagonda ...

      1799 1925 One Hundred Feet South Of This Spot, James Demint, The Founder Of Springfield, Built The First Cabin In The City. In 1803 He Completed The First Plat Of The City Erected By The ...

      • springfield
      • ohio
      • james demint
      • jjc
      • spc

      Denver Union Station

      Submitted by @JimStLeger

      Submitted by @JimStLeger

        Benjamin Franklin, Class of 1930

        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1706 - 1790 THE CLASS OF 1930 AT ITS 50 TH REUNION HONORS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WHICH BEGAN AT THIS SITE IN 1749 AND WHICH IN 1779 BECAME THE ...

        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1706 - 1790 THE CLASS OF 1930 AT ITS 50 TH REUNION HONORS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WHICH BEGAN AT THIS SITE IN 1749 AND WHICH IN 1779 BECAME ...

          Deep Space Station 43, 70m 'Ballima'

          DEEP SPACE STATION 43, 'BALLIMA' OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE HON. E. G. WHITLAM, Q.C., M.P., PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA ON 13TH APRIL, 1973 THE STATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE ...

          DEEP SPACE STATION 43, 'BALLIMA' OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE HON. E. G. WHITLAM, Q.C., M.P., PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA ON 13TH APRIL, 1973 THE STATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN CO-OPERATION WITH ...

            Anthony Benezet

              Town of Inuvik

              Submitted by @paulori

              Submitted by @paulori

                San Luis Peoples Ditch

                Submitted by @tmruppert

                Submitted by @tmruppert

                  Joseph Smith

                  Submitted by @e_joseph_murphy

                  Submitted by @e_joseph_murphy

                    Pyke Koch Woonhuis

                    This plaque identifies the house where the Dutch

                    This plaque identifies the house where the Dutch "magisch realist" painter Pyke Koch lived and worked from 1928 until the mid 1980's. In the 1930's some of his artist friends also lived ...

                    • residence
                    • dutch painter
                    • magisch realism...

                    Roman Border

                    This plaques is on of a series of plaques that explain the marking in the pavement. The plaque reads: almost 2000 years ago the Romans built a fort named Castellum Trajectum. This marking indicates ...

                    This plaques is on of a series of plaques that explain the marking in the pavement. The plaque reads: almost 2000 years ago the Romans built a fort named Castellum Trajectum. This marking indicates ...

                    • roman fort
                    • border marking

                    Trinity Episcopal Church

                      Italian Stone Pines

                      Submitted by @jqmcd

                      Submitted by @jqmcd

                        Blue Star Memorial Highway Bedford

                          Tannehill Ironworks

                          Submitted by @LostToHistory

                          Submitted by @LostToHistory

                            Wilson "Boozoo" Chavis (1930-2001)

                            Boozoo Chavis played accordion and sang in his native Creole French, A prolific songwriter, he is credited with zydeco's first commercial recording. Raised in a rural area of Lake Charles called Dog ...

                            Boozoo Chavis played accordion and sang in his native Creole French, A prolific songwriter, he is credited with zydeco's first commercial recording. Raised in a rural area of Lake Charles called ...

                            • louisiana
                            • music
                            • zydeco
                            • opelousas
                            • boozoo

                            Clifton Chenier (1925-1987)

                            Originally from Opelousas, Clifton Chenier was dubbed the

                            Originally from Opelousas, Clifton Chenier was dubbed the "King of Zydeco" -- and often wore a crown and cape during performances. A significant force in popularizing zydeco, Clifton infused R & B ...

                            • louisiana
                            • music
                            • zydeco
                            • opelousas
                            • clifton chenier

                            Reverand Monsignor Clinton J. Doskey Memorial Garden

                            "I will give you shepherds after my own heart" Jeremiah 3:15   This prayer garden is dedicated in loving memory of     Reverand Monsignor Clinton J. Doskey  Pastor   1991-2009   "A shepherd with ...

                            • louisiana
                            • new orleans
                            • religion