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Purgatory Hill

Purgatory Hill  Named by the Continental  Army encamped here fall of  1778. Site of great barbecue celebrating anniversary of Burgoyne's defeat - Saratoga

  • barbecue
  • 1778
  • saratoga
  • akindale farms

Colfax Riot

This plaque marks what it calls the "Colfax Riot," what is now called the "Colfax Massacre." In the midst of political turmoil in 1873, White Supremacist paramilitaries killed over 100 blacks -- the ...

  • massacre
  • reconstruction
  • paramilitaries
  • racism

Japanese American Remembrance Garden

This set of plaques is located on the north edge of the Seattle University Campus. It's near Madison Street in the projection of the 11th Avenue right of way. It's on the east side of Hunthausen ...

  • seattle
  • nikkei
  • japanese
  • incarceration
  • seattle univers...

Chrysler Building [Seattle]

This plaque is on the north side of East Pine Street just east of Broadway in Seattle, Washington at 900 East Pine Street. Text: Chrysler Building B.1925 The Washburn-Haines Company built this ...

  • seattle
  • history
  • auto row
  • capitol hill

Gras-Devall Plaza

Gras-Devall Plaza - These four corners were dedicated for public use in 1809 by Antonio Gras and Edith and Richard Devall. A market was to be in the center, and the corners used for the hitching of ...

  • baton rouge
  • plaza
  • louisiana

Van Nuys Grammar School

Van Nuys Grammar School 1912 Los Angeles Board of Education 1935 Wm. Campbell D.M. Gibson Wm. E. Lane ~Trustees~ Submitted by: Jon G.

  • van nuys
  • grammar school
  • lausd

Norumbega Tower

AD 1000. AD 1889 Norumbega = Nor MBega Indian utterance of Norgega the ancient form of Nowega, Norway to which the region of Vinland was subject. . City. At and near Watertown where remain ...

    Memphis Martyrs

    In August, 1878, fear of death caused a panic during which 30,000 of 50,000 Memphians fled this bluff city. By October, the epidemic of yellow fever killed 4,204 of 6,000 Caucasians and 946 of 14,000 ...

    • shelby county
    • tennessee

    Raoul Wallenberg Shell

    Dedicated to a Swedish Diplomat Honorary American Citizen Righteous Man Angel Of Rescue RAOUL WALLENBERG SHELL During World War II, his mission of mercy behind enemy lines was an act of ...

    • shelby county
    • tennessee

    Broadway High

    ---- On this site stood Seattle's first High School. Opened in 1902 as Seattle High School, in 1904 it was named Broadway High School until its closing in 1946. Broadway set high standards ...

    • seattle
    • capitol hill
    • high school

    OSBMS 1533

    Submitted by @caddickbrown

      Pantages House

      ----- Pantages House Built in 1907 for Alexander Pantages Vaudeville Impressario Founder of Over 200 Theaters Nationwide Designated a Seattle Historic Landmark in 2004 Restored in 2005 by Capitol ...

      • pantages
      • vaudeville
      • seattle
      • capitol hill

      George Ward House

       (Marker 1) Ward HouseSeattle's Oldest Building1882Seattle Landmark (Marker 2) George Ward House520 E Denny Wayhas been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment ...

      • nrhp
      • landmark
      • seattle
      • capitol hill

      Remington Art Memorial

      Remington Art Memorial Cor of Washington & State Sts. Dedicated July 19 1923 State Education Department 1938 Located in Ogdensburg, NY. Submitted by Alan R. Reno

      • art memorial
      • ogdensburg
      • reno
      • remington

      Baker Burying Ground

      Baker Burying Ground Here Lie Six Revolutionary Soldiers and Many Pioneers of Clinton County State Education Department 1936 Located between Plattsburgh and West Plattsburgh, NY. Submitted by Alan R. ...

      • reno
      • plattsburgh
      • graves
      • american revolu...
      • soldiers
      • pioneers

      George W. Lee1894 - 1976

      Political, business and civic leader, Lee was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces. Heroic in W.W.I, he was an active black combat officer. An insurance executive and capitalist, Lee ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee

      Lowenstein Mansion

      Born in Germany in 1835, Elias Lowenstein emigrated to Memphis in 1854. The firm which he headed, B. Lowenstein & Bros. Department Store, was prominent in Memphis for 125 years. A leader in the ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee

      St. Mary's Episcopal School

      St. Mary's Episcopal School is the oldest private school in Memphis. It has operated continuously since its founding in 1847, and during most of its existence has been exclusively for girls. ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee

      Gettysburg Address Monument


      • lincoln
      • gettysburg

      Adams Square Gas Station

      ADAMS SQUARE GAS STATION Glendale Register of Historic Resources No. 111   Built in 1936 By Richfield Oil Corporation   Rare surviving example of a streamline moderne gas station, significant for it ...

      • gas station
      • glendale
      • 1936
      • california