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Memphis City Hospital

In 1836, the state authorized building a brick hospital on this site, chiefly for river travelers. In 1873 it became a municipal institution. After its razing in 1895 the location became Forrest ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Confederate Soldiers Rest

Confederate Soldiers Rest is located in the Fowler section of Historic Elmwood Cemetery. Over 1000 Confederate soldiers and veterans are buried here. An article in the Memphis Daily Appeal on 27 ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

First Congregational Church

Founded 1862, organized 1864 with 25 members, this was the earliest Congregational Church in Memphis and State of Tennessee; known first as Union Church, next as Strangers Church, at two ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Court Square Saved

Court Square was almost sold to developers in the 1870s to pay back debts incurred in the yellow fever epidemics. It was almost sold again in the early 1900s for a skyscraper, and still again in the ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Major Robert Selden Garnett

THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DESIGNED BY  MAJOR ROBERT SELDEN GARNETT, U.S. ARMY,  AND ADOPTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1849 AT MONTEREY. COMMISSIONED A BRIGADIER ...

  • monterey
  • california
  • civil war
  • confederacy
  • west virginia
  • general officer
  • war between the...

Port of Monterey Named

1602  PORT OF MONTEREY NAMED  Sebastian Vizcaino, a Spanish explorer, anchors in the bay and names it Monterey in honor of Gaspar de Zuniga y Azevedo, the Count de Monte Rey, Viceroy of New Spain and ...

  • monterey
  • california
  • naming
  • vizcaino
  • 1602

Max Kade Annex

Article here. Submitted by @saramarieshep

  • kansas
  • lawrence
  • jayhawk
  • hell-hounds
  • civil war
  • slavery
  • lincoln

For Sick and Wounded Soldiers During the Great War

  INTER ARMA CARITAS THIS BUILDING WAS USED AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF A HOSPITAL FOR SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS DURING THE GREAT WAR. IT WAS MANNED BY GLOUCESTERSHIRE VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT NO 6 ...

  • winchcombe
  • hospital
  • wwi
  • gloucestershire

Dr. Samuel Wolfe

IN THIS HOUSE DR. SAMUEL WOLFE PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF PUBLIC HEALTH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PLANNED THE AIRLIFT OF PHYSICIANS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TO COUNTER THE STRIKE OF SASKATCHEWAN PHYSICIANS WHICH ...

  • dr. samuel wolf...
  • saskatoon
  • saskatchewan
  • universal healt...
  • doctor's strike...
  • health cooperat...
  • community clini...

Cowl Lane

  CALLED COLE STRETE IN 1227 WHEN IT WAS ON WINCHOOMBE ABBEY'S EASTERN BOUNDARY,. IT LATER BECAME COLD LANE, COW LANE & THEN FROM ABOUT 1812, CHAPEL LANE Submitted by @caddickbrown

  • birmingham
  • england
  • cold
  • cow
  • chapel

After an 18th Century Ducking Stool

WINYARD ST (1320) LED TO WINCHOMBE ABBEY'S VINEYARD. IT WAS LATER CALLED DUCK STREET AFTER AN 18TH CENTURY DUCKING STOOL AT THE RIVERSIDE [Location approximate] Submitted by @caddickbrown

  • duck
  • birmingham
  • england
  • winyard
  • vinyard
  • abbey

Known as Dog & Gun

ONCE SCHOOL HOUSE LANE AFTER THE 17TH CENTURY CHANDOS GRAMMAR SCHOOL & LATER MALTHOUSE LANE. LOCALLY KNOWN AS DOG & GUN LANE AFTER A PUBLIC HOUSESubmitted by @caddickbrown

    In Loving Memory of "Buzz"

    Submitted by @SeanTManley   [Location approximate]

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    • colorado
    • buzz
    • loving memory

    Captain G. Allan Hancock

    CAPTAIN G. ALLAN HANCOCK  DONOR OF HANCOCK FARM TO THE PEOPLE OF  LOS ANGELES COUNTY  1916 Submitted by @zeroisme

    • los angeles
    • california
    • park
    • tar pits
    • hancock

    Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley

    DONNER PARTY CAMP AT ALDER CREEK VALLEY  In the Fall of 1846, 25 Members of The Donner Party became Trapped by an Early Snowstorm here at Alder Creek Valley. The George and Jacob Donner Families, ...

    • 1846
    • donner
    • california
    • donner party
    • alder creek val...

    Was Temporarily Trapped

    On the 19th day of September, 1984 Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford was temporarily trapped in this elevator. VAN PELT-DIETRICH LIBRARY CENTER Photo courtesy of University of ...

    • philadelphia
    • pennsylvania
    • ford
    • gerald ford
    • 1984
    • elevator
    • temporarily tra...

    Deng Shichang

    Deng Shichang from Panyu, (now Guangzhou City), Guangdong. A well-known patriotic general who died for his country during the First Sino-Japanese War. Submitted by Erica Newman. Translated by Fredy ...

    • guangzhou city
    • guangdong
    • china
    • sino-japanese w...
    • 1895

    Construction 129

    Construction 129Despite its imposing appearance, Construction 129 was never used--or even completed. It was to have been armed with 2 guns having massive, 16" diameter barrels. Each weapon weighed ...

      Geronimo Surrender Marker

      "Near here Geronimo, last Apache chieftain and Nachite with their followers surrendered, on Sept. 6th 1886, to General Nelson A. Miles, U. S. Army. Lieutenant Chas. B. Gatewood with Kieta and Martine ...

        The Crutchfield Suite

        BRACKENRIDGE FIELD LABORATORY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN   "The Crutchfield Suite" For 45 years (Fall 1967 - Fall 2012) Resident Manager John Crutchfield and Grace Crutchfield lived in this ...

        • austin
        • texas
        • brackenridge
        • suite
        • if you are read...
        • field laborator...