A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible.

In Honor of Sheldon Wilson

IN HONOR OF SHELDON WILSON 1923 - 2011  Sheldon Wilson, lifelong resident of Sawyers Bar, was instrumental in the operation and maintenance of the Sawyers Bar County Water District Plant, ...

  • water
  • wilson
  • sawyers bar
  • california

Original Peets

BERKELEY HISTORY Peet’s Coffee & Tea A revolution began here in 1966 when Alfred H. Peet (1920–2007) opened his first coffee roastery and store. Arriving in San Francisco in 1955, “Mr. Peet” ...

  • coffee
  • peets
  • berkeley
  • california
  • bay area

USTA National Tennis Center

  • tennis
  • new york
  • flushing medows
  • hester
  • slew
  • boundless energ...

Yellow Fever Memorial, Martyrs Park

In grateful memory of the sacrifice of the heroes and heroines of Memphis in the 1870's, who gave their lives serving the victims of the yellow fever. Thousands died and thousands fled during several ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Nurse Cavell's Last Message to the World

NURSE CAVELL'S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WORLD. "BUT THIS I WOULD SAY, STANDING AS I DO IN VIEW OF GOD AND ETER-NITY, I REALISE THAT PATRIOTISM IS NOT ENOUGH. I MUST HAVE NO HATRED OR BITTER-NESS ...

  • wwi
  • cavell
  • firing squad
  • nursing
  • nurse

Cherokee Boundary

23 30 CHEROKEE BOUNDARY (1767) In 1766-67 S.C. & N.C. negotiated with the Cherokee to establish a boundary between Indian land to the west and new settlement to the east. This north-south line ...

  • cherokee
  • south carolina
  • north carolina
  • 1767
  • tryon
  • spartanburg

Richmond - San Rafael Bridge

    Jamaicaway Bridge

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts National Industrial Recovery Act of 1934 Project No. NRM 235E Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States James Michael Curley Governor Department of ...

    • boston
    • massachusetts
    • jamaicaway
    • bridge
    • route 9

    Fort Pickering

    FORT PICKERINGProtecting Memphis In June 1861, Confederate supporters in Memphis erected earthworks to protect the city here at Fort Pickering, the site of a frontier-era fortified trading post. ...

      The Butterfly Man

      Robert Nelson's performances at PIER 39 in the 1970s and 1980s inspired a generation of street performers in San Francisco and around the world. The Butterfly Man, as he was known, was ...

      • san francisco
      • bay area
      • california
      • bay
      • shoreline
      • pier 39
      • butterfly

      In Memory of Josh Raley

      Follow Your Dreams In Memory Of Josh Raley  If Tears Could Build A Stairway, And Memories A Lane, I'd Walk Right Up To Heaven and Bring You Home Again. Submitted by @Mostly_Filled .

      • vancouver
      • washington
      • raley

      Ancaster Village

      Submitted by @jonaskayla.

      • ancaster
      • ontario
      • 1791
      • willson's mills

      Hellman's Hollow

      HELLMAN'S HOLLOW  BIRTHPLACE OF THE HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL You feel the thirst but none can make you drink The answer's waiting for you here but it's not what you think It won't steal ...

      • san francisco
      • bay area
      • california
      • hardly strictly
      • bluegrass

      The Dashed Line That Surrounds You Marks The Former Location of an Embarcadero Freeway Column

      The Dashed Line That Surrounds You Marks The Former Location of an Embarcadero Freeway Column "The Chief Designer of the Embarcadero Freeway, 79 year old Arthur Elliot predicts "San Francisco will ...

      • san francisco
      • bay area
      • california
      • bay
      • ferry building
      • embarcadero
      • freeway
      • stew in its own...

      Prabhupada's Palace

      On behalf of Srila Prabhupada, our deepest gratitude to all the devotees for their dedication and generous contributions toward the construction and renovation of Prabhupada's Palace. May ...

      • west virginia
      • new vrindaban
      • palace
      • prabhupada's pa...
      • prabhupada

      Ornate Box Turtle

      ORNATE BOX TURTLE  STATE REPTILE OF KANSAS [Location unknown, presumably in Kansas]

      • kansas
      • turtle

      Barbary Coast Trail

      BARBARY COAST TRAIL This Plaque Sponsored By Hyatt Hotels - San Francisco

      • san francisco
      • bay area
      • california
      • bay
      • shoreline

      Pier 39

      PIER 39 WALKER & MOODY A.I.A.  ARCHITECTS  JOHNSON * GUTHRIE * ASSOCIATES  LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS  1978 OPENED ON OCTOBER 4, 1978 11:30 A.M. THROUGH THE UNTIRING EFFORTS OF JOHN E. "BAGGY" ...

      • san francisco
      • bay area
      • california
      • bay
      • shoreline
      • pier 39
      • baggy
      • 11:30 a.m.

      In Honor Of The Greatest Mom

      BARBARY COAST TRAIL This Plaque In Honor Of The Greatest Mom Maggie May Kim Cheung

      • san francisco
      • bay area
      • california
      • bay
      • shoreline
      • greatest mom

      This Black-Tailed Deer

      • san fr