Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us This Copy of the Statue of Liberty https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/this-copy-of-the-statue-of-liberty https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/this-copy-of-the-statue-of-liberty 2021-06-17 03:18:13.565004 This Copy of the Statue of Liberty This Copy of the Statue of Liberty




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Old Courthouse Treasure https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/old-courthouse-treasure https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/old-courthouse-treasure 2021-06-17 03:17:14.338377 Old Courthouse Treasure Old Courthouse Treasure



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Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/rutherford-b-hayes-birthplace https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/rutherford-b-hayes-birthplace 2021-06-16 19:17:59.953111 Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace

Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace

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Pink Triangle Park and Memorial https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/pink-triangle-park-and-memorial https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/pink-triangle-park-and-memorial 2021-06-16 16:11:45.763223 Pink Triangle Park and Memorial Pink Triangle Park and Memorial


PINK TRIANGLE PARK AND MEMORIAL
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LESBIAN. GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER VICTIMS OF THE NAZI REGIME (193-1945)

By Zboralski - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30153103

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Major Murry L. Wortham https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/major-murry-l-wortham https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/major-murry-l-wortham 2021-06-14 17:57:31.033773 Major Murry L. Wortham Major Murry L. Wortham

Shot down: December 30, 1967
(Date of presumptive death January 18, 1977)
Date of Birth: May 26, 1943
F40 Phantom Jet
480 Tactical Fighter Squadron of
the 366 Tactical
Fighter Wing
Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam (RVN)

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Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/space-shuttle-columbia-memorial https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/space-shuttle-columbia-memorial 2021-06-14 17:57:15.332045 Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial

San Augustine, Texas
February 1, 2003
Space Shuttle Columbia
Forever in Our Hearts

Ilan Ramon - Payload Specialist 1
Laurel Clark - Mission Specialist 4
Michael P. Anderson - Payload Commander 1
Rick Husban - Commander
William C. McCool - Pilot
Kalpana Chawla - Mission Specialist 2
David M. Brown - Mission Specialist 1

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Early Texas Sawmill https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/early-texas-sawmill https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/early-texas-sawmill 2021-06-14 17:57:11.431197 Early Texas Sawmill Early Texas Sawmill

One-fourth mile north to site of
Early Texas Sawmill
Texas' first million-dollar industry - lumbering - was born to recorded history with the building of two sawmills in 1819. One, located on Ironosa Creek in present San Augustine County, was run by pioneer Wm. Ward; the other was in Nacogdoches. In 1825 yet another mill (one-fourth mi. N) was turning out about 500 board feet of lumber a day. Wm. Quirk was miller.

In these times, trees were felled using an ax and a wedge. Then one end of each huge log was slung under a heavy cart and dragged to a stream or road.

At the mill the logs were often stored in a mill pond, to keep them from rotting, and then they were sawed by various methods. Two primitive ones -- soon abandoned -- were pit sawing (a slow, exhausting two-man process) and the muley-mill, powered by animals. A later improvement was the sash saw, which was so nearly effortless that one old-timer claimed the attendant "could read the Bible or the ' Galveston News' while the saw was cutting".

In the mid-19th century, logging served as a pivot-point for dozens of subsidiary industries; railroad building and lumbering had a strong mutual influence and the gusto of loggers' lore is still alive in the rich heritage of the Piney Woods.

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Mulholland Dam and Hollywood Reservoir https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/mulholland-dam-and-hollywood-reservoir https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/mulholland-dam-and-hollywood-reservoir 2021-06-14 17:57:02.967876 Mulholland Dam and Hollywood Reservoir Mulholland Dam and Hollywood Reservoir

Hollywood Reservoir
Capacity 2,500,000,000 Gals.
Maximum Depth of Water 183 Ft.

Mulholland Dam
Work started August 1923
Dam completed December 1924
172,000 cu. yds. of concrete
Elevation of roadway 749.5
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Wm. Mulholland
Chief Engineer

H.L. Jacques
Construction Engineer

Mulholland Dam was the last great work of William Mulholland, the chief architect and engineer of Los Angeles' water system. By the time this dam was completed, at the end of 1924, construction had started on a larger dam of nearly identical design on San Francisquito Creek, in northern Los Angeles County. That structure, St. Francis Dam, was completed in 1926. It collapsed on March 12, 1928, unleashing a flood that killed about 450 people and scoured the countryside all the way to the Pacific Ocean. That disaster ended Mulholland's career. It also led to a reassessment of his namesake dam, which impounded billions of gallons of water in a steep canyon on the very edge of the city of Los Angeles. In the early 1930s, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reinforced the downstream face of the dam with 300,000 cubic yards of earth, at the same time adding plantings of shrubs and trees. The net effect was to yes, strengthen the dam, but also to make it virtually disappear. It remains a great spot for a walk, though -- there's a three-mile-long (mostly) paved path around the reservoir -- and a real curiosity for the water and infrastructure geek in your life. 

A couple of good writeups:
Mulholland Dam and Hollywood Reservoir, Water and Power Associates (complete with fantastic historical photos)
The Mulholland Dam's Vanishing Act (KCET). 

Submitted by: @danbrekke

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Stephen A. Lewis PH. D. https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/stephen-a-lewis-ph-d https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/stephen-a-lewis-ph-d 2021-06-13 04:38:19.560036 Stephen A. Lewis PH. D. Stephen A. Lewis PH. D.

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Basilica of the Immaculate Conception https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/basilica-of-the-immaculate-conception https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/basilica-of-the-immaculate-conception 2021-06-13 03:32:33.497329 Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Begun in 1852 and completed in 1889, this is the fifth Catholic Church in Natchitoches. The first was associated with the French colonial Fort St. Jean Baptiste. Proclaimed a minor basilica by apostolic decree from his holiness Benedict XVI in January 2010.

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