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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929-Apr. 4, 1968 Founding President Southern Christian Leadership Conference "They said one to another, behold, here cometh the dreamer... let us slay him... And ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

The War With Spain

THE WAR WITH SPAIN  8  IN MEMORY OF 8TH CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT EIGHT ARMY CORPS MUSTERED IN AT CAMP BARRETT OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA JULY 6, 1898  COMPANIES A - CHICO B - SAN JOSE C ...

  • oakland
  • california
  • bay area
  • 1898
  • spanish-america...
  • the war with sp...
  • army

Stephens Pass

  • seattle
  • washington
  • airport
  • tsa
  • 9-11
  • stephens

Miike Maru

HISTORICAL POINT OF INTEREST  AT THIS SITE ON AUGUST 31, 1896, THE NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA STEAMER "MIIKE MARU" ARRIVED WITH HER CARGO OF TEA. THIS WAS THE FIRST REGULARLY SCHEDULED STEAMER ...

  • seattle
  • washington
  • 1896
  • miike maru
  • tea
  • steamer service
  • international p...

Site of Ah Louis Store

Site of Ah Louis Store Here in 1874 was established Ah Louis' Store. The first Chinese store in the county, it sold general merchandise and herbs and served as a bank, counting house, and post office ...

  • san luis obispo
  • ah louis
  • store
  • chinese
  • history
  • california

Mokelumne Hill

Mokelumne Hill Mokelumne is an Indian word first applied to the nearby river. Earliest settlement at Happy Valley by French trappers. Gold discovered by discharged members of Stevenson's Regiment in ...

  • california
  • california hist...
  • gold rush
  • gold country
  • gold
  • calaveras
  • calaveras count...
  • county seat
  • gold mine
  • placer mine
  • wine country
  • wine
  • mokelumne
  • mokelumne hill
  • mother lode
  • fire

General Store (Longest Continually Operating Store in CA)

General Store In continuous use since 1852. Built of Volcano brick and native limestone. Originally two stores: The Sacramento (Left) Owned by Mandelbaum & Klauber; Charles Burleson's store (right). ...

  • california
  • history
  • gold rush
  • mother lode
  • gold
  • gold country
  • 49ers
  • 1852
  • 1849
  • general store
  • store
  • grocery
  • longest continu...
  • ca
  • cali
  • volcano
  • amador county
  • amador
  • sutter creek
  • hwy 49
  • gold chain high...
  • california
  • history

Hoover Dam

HOOVER DAM NAMED IN HONOR OF  HERBERT CLARK HOOVER 31ST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

  • nevada
  • mead
  • hoover
  • dam
  • president

Gilbert Pump House

Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • pump
  • six-inch pipe
  • 475 feet
  • rowdy citizens
  • 1925

Governor Winthrop House

1630 1930  GOVERNOR WINTHROP HOUSE  SITE OF HOUSE ERECTED BY GOVERNOR WINTHROP ABOUT 1634 AND OCCUPIED FOR A TIME PREVIOUS TO 1647 BY HIS SON DEANE WHO ESTABLISHED ON THE NEARBY HILL A ...

  • winthrop
  • massachusetts
  • bush
  • pole
  • ship signaling
  • governor
  • 1634
  • 1647

The Palace of Purification

Doors open at the Palace of Purification. Submitted by squideye

  • toronto
  • ontario
  • water treatment
  • purification

Oakland First Baptist Church

CORNER STONE LAID AUG 15 1903 RELAID NOV 27 1906 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ORGANIZED DEC 7, 1854

  • oakland
  • california
  • bay area
  • church
  • baptist

Denvert International Airport Dedication Capstone

THE TIME CAPSULE BENEATH THIS STONE CONTAINS MESSAGES AND MEMOROBILIA TO THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO IN 2094 Submitted by t_roesch

  • denver
  • colorado
  • airport
  • time capsule
  • masons

Fort Mason Historic District

Submitted by mollyocr

  • san francisco
  • california
  • bay area
  • fort mason

Liberty Market

@readtheplaque Also at Page & Gilbert in historically-minded Gilbert, AZ https://t.co/wwi8dX7Dfr Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • market
  • chinese
  • 1929
  • liberty
  • reo speedwagon

Tone Building

Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • ford
  • safeway
  • bank failures
  • cartoons
  • archery range
  • baby shoe facto...
  • peelin

Clare's Sheet Metal Shop

Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • clare
  • sheet metal
  • gove phelps
  • mesa
  • 460
  • coffee

Don CeSar Hotel

THE DON CE SAR HOTEL In the late 1920's and the 1930's , the Don Ce Sar hotel was a renowned luxury resort which counted many notables among its guests. Thomas J. Rowe, a land  developer, conceived ...

  • hotel
  • florida
  • st. pete beach

Farnsworth Building

Before 88 Union Center was renovated in the 1980's, it was known as the Three Sisters Building for the ladies apparel store that opened here in 1938. Before that, the 1927 building was called the ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Remebrance to the Boys of the Burbank School

REMEMBRANCE TO THE BOYS OF THE BURBANK SCHOOL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR HUMANITY DURING THE GREAT WAR CLAUDIUS VINTHER EDWARD VERNER JOHN GAZANAGCO JAMES GIMBEL ROLLIE RAMOS MARTIN DAHL ELMER ...

  • berkeley
  • california
  • bay area
  • wwi