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Osgood Corner

William Oscar Osgood and his wife, Clara Rheams, owned and ran the Osgood General Merchandise Store on this corner for most of the first half of the 20th century, until it changed hands in 1943. The ...

William Oscar Osgood and his wife, Clara Rheams, owned and ran the Osgood General Merchandise Store on this corner for most of the first half of the 20th century, until it changed hands in 1943. ...

  • louisiana
  • livingston pari...
  • community

Holt Cemetery #4

For some artists and scholars, Holt is representative of spiritual traditions with a long history in the African-American community. The spreading of broken crockery over graves was noted in South ...

For some artists and scholars, Holt is representative of spiritual traditions with a long history in the African-American community. The spreading of broken crockery over graves was noted in South ...

  • louisiana
  • cemetery
  • new orleans

Holt Cemetery #5

Holt has been filled to capacity many times in its long history. In fact, grave plots have often been re-used after their upkeep is abandoned. This is not uncommon in urban cemeteries, where space is ...

Holt has been filled to capacity many times in its long history. In fact, grave plots have often been re-used after their upkeep is abandoned. This is not uncommon in urban cemeteries, where space ...

  • louisiana
  • cemetery
  • new orleans

Holt Cemetery #6

One striking pattern visible in the burial records for Holt is the high number of stillbirths and infants interred here. In 1902, for example, 262 of the 761 burials at Holt were under the age of one ...

One striking pattern visible in the burial records for Holt is the high number of stillbirths and infants interred here. In 1902, for example, 262 of the 761 burials at Holt were under the age of one ...

  • louisiana
  • cemetery
  • new orleans

Casa de Posada / Posada's house

The engraver José Guadalupe Posada, creator of the Catrina skull, was born in this house. 1st plaque:Seminario de Cultura MexicanaHOMENAJE AL ILUSTRE GRABADOR JOSÉ GUADALUPE POSADA EN EL 150 ...

The engraver José Guadalupe Posada, creator of the Catrina skull, was born in this house. 1st plaque:Seminario de Cultura MexicanaHOMENAJE AL ILUSTRE GRABADOR JOSÉ GUADALUPE POSADA EN EL ...

    Serum against scorpion sting

    GOBIERNO DEL ESTADO DE DURANGO.EN ESTA CASA EL DR. ISAURO VENZOR INICIÓ SUS INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE EL SUERO ANTIALACRANICO.VICTORIA DE DURANGO, DGO. SEP 12 DE 1989.GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF DURANGO. ...

    GOBIERNO DEL ESTADO DE DURANGO.EN ESTA CASA EL DR. ISAURO VENZOR INICIÓ SUS INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE EL SUERO ANTIALACRANICO.VICTORIA DE DURANGO, DGO. SEP 12 DE 1989.GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF DURANGO. ...

      Macedonio Alcalá home

      En esta casa murió el 24 de agosto de 1869 DON MACEDONIO ALCALÁ autor del (vals)

      En esta casa murió el 24 de agosto de 1869 DON MACEDONIO ALCALÁ autor del (vals) "Dios nunca muere". Homenaje del H. ayuntamiento de Oaxaca de Juárez 1969. DON MACEDONIO ALCALÁ, author of the (waltz) ...

        Tribute to the builders of Puebla

        Instituto de Geografía Nacional de Puebla.Homenaje de admiración y gratitud a los fundadores y contructores de la Puebla de los Ángeles en su cuarto centenario. MDXXXI - MCMXXXINational Geography ...

        Instituto de Geografía Nacional de Puebla.Homenaje de admiración y gratitud a los fundadores y contructores de la Puebla de los Ángeles en su cuarto centenario. MDXXXI - MCMXXXINational Geography ...

          Execution and curse of the Ávila Brothers

          Plaque written in old Spanish:

          Plaque written in old Spanish:"Estas casas eran de Al° de Avila Alvarado, vezino desta civdad de Mexico, el qval fve condenado a mverte por traidor; fve secvtada en suvpersona la sentencia en la ...

            ¿Una instantánea en el tiempo?

            El paisaje de Lobanillo albergó caravanas de personas y animales en El Camino Real de los Tejas mientras se trasladaban de un lado a otro entre las dos capitales de Presidio Los Adaes en la actual ...

            El paisaje de Lobanillo albergó caravanas de personas y animales en El Camino Real de los Tejas mientras se trasladaban de un lado a otro entre las dos capitales de Presidio Los Adaes en la actual ...

            • texas
            • lobanillo swale...
            • el camino real
            • san augustine

            The Jefferson Highway

            The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was the first large step for the United States to complete its calling of Manifest Destiny to expand from sea to shining sea. Though national attention focused on ...

            The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was the first large step for the United States to complete its calling of Manifest Destiny to expand from sea to shining sea. Though national attention focused on ...

            • louisiana
            • natchitoches pa...
            • highway

            William Hodge Barnhill

            In memory of William Hodge Barnhill, his family and descendants. Here on his homeplace April 3, 1864 he and his sons buried a Confederate soldier killed by Union forces. This gravesite was maintained ...

            In memory of William Hodge Barnhill, his family and descendants. Here on his homeplace April 3, 1864 he and his sons buried a Confederate soldier killed by Union forces. This gravesite was maintained ...

            • louisiana
            • civil war
            • state park

            Grave of Unknown Confederate Soldier

            Here lies an unknown Confederate, killed by Union troops, April 2, 1864, during the Red River Campaign. This soldier had been cut off from his unit following a skirmish at nearby Crump's Hill. He was ...

            Here lies an unknown Confederate, killed by Union troops, April 2, 1864, during the Red River Campaign. This soldier had been cut off from his unit following a skirmish at nearby Crump's Hill. He was ...

            • louisiana
            • civil war
            • gravesite
            • state park

            Williams Memorial Arch

              The "Snail in the Bottle" Case

              Submitted by @LynnieYankee.

              Submitted by @LynnieYankee.

                Coal Miners in Colorado

                DEDICATED JANUARY 1977 TO THE MEMORY OF THE COAL MINERS LOUISVILLE, COLORADO 1878

                DEDICATED JANUARY 1977 TO THE MEMORY OF THE COAL MINERS LOUISVILLE, COLORADO 1878 "TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE" submitted by John Bradley JEB

                • mining
                • coal mining
                • louisville
                • colorado
                • statue

                Prince Albert Red Deer Forks Trail

                Prince Albert Red Deer Forks TrailFirst Nations people would have used this trail for many years but documented use of this trail began in 1800 when the Hudson's Bay Company built Chesterfield House ...

                Prince Albert Red Deer Forks TrailFirst Nations people would have used this trail for many years but documented use of this trail began in 1800 when the Hudson's Bay Company built Chesterfield House ...

                • saskatchewan
                • asquith
                • fur trade
                • hudson's bay co...
                • northwest mount...
                • métis

                Sandstone Trough, Olvera Street, Los Angeles

                Sandstone Trough used for feeding crushed acorns to livestock, hewn in 1897, by the Schweikand Family on their San Fernando Valley Ranch. Presented, in 1930, by The Department of Water and Power of ...

                Sandstone Trough used for feeding crushed acorns to livestock, hewn in 1897, by the Schweikand Family on their San Fernando Valley Ranch. Presented, in 1930, by The Department of Water and Power of ...

                  Marcha del Rector

                  El 1° de agosto de 1968 la Universidad llegó hasta aquí encabezada por su rector JAVIER BARROS SIERRA.Brazo con brazo, estudiantes y maestros de todo México protagonizaron ese día la primera ...

                  El 1° de agosto de 1968 la Universidad llegó hasta aquí encabezada por su rector JAVIER BARROS SIERRA.Brazo con brazo, estudiantes y maestros de todo México protagonizaron ese día la ...

                    Inquisition

                    Frente a este lugar estuvo el quemadero de la Inquisición de 1596 a 1771. Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República.- In front of this place was the burner of the Inquisition from 1596 to ...

                    Frente a este lugar estuvo el quemadero de la Inquisición de 1596 a 1771. Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República.- In front of this place was the burner of the Inquisition from 1596 to ...

                      Het Utrechts schip

                      This plaque explains the metal sculpture here, in the form of a ship. At this location the remains of a thousand year old wooden ship was found 2.3 meters deep in the ground, in december 1930. The ...

                      This plaque explains the metal sculpture here, in the form of a ship. At this location the remains of a thousand year old wooden ship was found 2.3 meters deep in the ground, in december 1930. ...

                      • archeology
                      • old ship
                      • utrecht
                      • 1000 ad

                      Ivan Reitman Cinema

                      IVAN REITMAN CINEMA   Director Ivan Reitman has entertained and influenced generations of film lovers with seminal films like STRIPES, MEATBALLS, and DAVE. In GHOSTBUSTERS, be made hilariously wild ...

                      IVAN REITMAN CINEMA   Director Ivan Reitman has entertained and influenced generations of film lovers with seminal films like STRIPES, MEATBALLS, and DAVE. In GHOSTBUSTERS, be made hilariously wild ...

                      • new york
                      • manhattan
                      • downtown manhat...
                      • wall street
                      • ivan reitman
                      • movies
                      • cinema
                      • film
                      • alamo drafthous...

                      Raymond Lemieux: First Chemical Synthesis of Sucrose

                      National Historic Chemical LandmarkRaymond U. Lemieux: First chemical synthesis of sucroseAt this site, the National Research Council Canada's Prairie Regional Laboratory, Raymond U. Lemieux, with ...

                      National Historic Chemical LandmarkRaymond U. Lemieux: First chemical synthesis of sucroseAt this site, the National Research Council Canada's Prairie Regional Laboratory, Raymond U. Lemieux, with ...

                      • saskatoon
                      • saskatchewan
                      • canada
                      • chemistry
                      • sucrose
                      • national resear...
                      • science

                      William Bartram Trail

                      In 1775, traveling by boat Bartram passed here, noting higher land and trees

                      In 1775, traveling by boat Bartram passed here, noting higher land and trees "of an incredible magnitude"

                      • louisiana
                      • bartram trail
                      • livingston pari...

                      Pottery Hill

                      This site (16ST48), dominated by the ancient Castain Oak (2006, Live Oak Society), has provided evidence of human activity though a sequence of aboriginal ceramics dating from the late Tchefuncte ...

                      This site (16ST48), dominated by the ancient Castain Oak (2006, Live Oak Society), has provided evidence of human activity though a sequence of aboriginal ceramics dating from the late Tchefuncte ...

                      • louisiana
                      • native american
                      • st. tammany par...