Read The Plaque Always read the plaque en-us Woodbridge Metcale Grove 2023-09-25 16:14:34.335431 Woodbridge Metcale Grove Woodbridge Metcale Grove

In Memory of Betty & Dick Irwin 2023-09-25 16:14:13.241992 In Memory of Betty & Dick Irwin In Memory of Betty & Dick Irwin

Riverway Park 2023-09-24 23:24:59.550995 Riverway Park Riverway Park

2017 Monument expressing the gratitude of the Town of Brookline, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Friends of the Muddy River and others to Michael and Kitty Dukakis for their lifelong support of the Emerald Necklace. 
Submitted by James Lawton

U.S. Military Jeep 2023-09-24 23:24:55.974541 U.S. Military Jeep U.S. Military Jeep

The Jeep displayed here is actually a 1951 model jeep, distinguished from the 1942-45 WW II Army-Marine
model by its windshield without a divider bar. President Eisenhower generally traveled by Jeep, when
serving as General of the U.S. Army during WW II, and his driver was Capt K. Summersby. Above is
General Eisenhower in a jeep in 1944 in Europe.
The jeep became the primary light wheeled transport vehicle of the U.S. military and its allies, with
President Eisenhower once calling it "one of three decisive weapons the U.S. had during WW II." It was the
world's first mass-produced four-wheel drive car. General George Marshall called the little squared-off car
"America's greatest contribution to modern warfare."
General Eisenhower and the "Flying Jeep" photos like shown here inspired posters and perhaps the "Leaping
Lena" nickname. The Army's smallest toughest vehicle had a dozen pet names such as jeep, peep, blitz-
buggy, Leaping Lena, panzer-killer. "Jeep" was derived from the auto manufacturer stamp GPW (GP-

McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom 2023-09-24 23:24:52.972375 McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom

VF 142 Ghostriders / U.S.S. America in 1974

The McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom aircraft was developed as superiority fighter and interceptor for deployment on board U.S. Navy Aircraft carriers, "Flat Top" ships. It held the world speed record for more than 10 years, has a top level flight speed of 1,475 mph. This is still the approximate maximum speed of many top fighter aircraft. It was replaced by the F-14 tomcat as the Navy's premier fighter in 1974. Fighter Squadron 142's (VF-142, Ghostriders) last F-4 deployment was aboard the U.S.S America. Next to last Mig kill in Vietnam War was shot down by a "Navy fighter Squadron 142 Phantom", flown by Lt.j.g. Scott Davis from North Louisiana, together with his navigator, Jeff Ulrich. Lt. Garry Lewis, of Livingston Louisiana, donor of the Livingston Executive Airport land, assisted by Captain Alton Ross, both VF142 Ghostrider pilots, were instrumental in this Navy aircraft being loaned to Livingston as a display. The above squadron photograph is of the last F-4 Phantom cruise of VF 142 Ghostriders aboard the U.S.S. America in 1974 with pilots in lower front row, and their navigators (Radar Intercept Operators- RIOS) in second row standing In photo lower row, second from left end is Garry Lewis and lower row, second from right end is Scott Davis with their RIOS standing behind them. City of Livingston appreciates the loan of this aircraft from the Naval Air Museum, Pensacola Florida.

El Paisano Hotel 2023-09-24 23:24:37.058353 El Paisano Hotel El Paisano Hotel

Upper Quarry Amphitheater 2023-09-24 23:24:24.998811 Upper Quarry Amphitheater Upper Quarry Amphitheater

La Vida 2023-09-22 22:14:48.964818 La Vida La Vida

Japanese Garden Dinner Bay Community Park 2023-09-22 17:41:33.043129 Japanese Garden Dinner Bay Community Park Japanese Garden Dinner Bay Community Park

Keokuk Armory Explosion Memorial 2023-09-21 20:46:58.113460 Keokuk Armory Explosion Memorial Keokuk Armory Explosion Memorial

In memory of the 21 persons
who perished in an explosion
of The National Guard Armory
on this site
on Thanksgiving eve Nov. 24, 1965,
while attending a square dance of The
Swing-Ezy Square Dance Club.