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Have a rest and consider why and what for.

"Erected to commemorate the unexpected arrival of my Grandfather Lt. Kurt K.W. Kyck in Ireland on the 20th August 1940.All survived that day on Fatha Ridge, Mt. Brandon.Have a rest and consider why ...

  • ww2
  • kerry
  • ireland

Metre Etalon

Submitted by @VarlanOlivier

Submitted by @VarlanOlivier

  • 1796
  • 1797

Filming Location of Star Wars Jedi Temples Viewing Point

Submitted by @zxqwd

Submitted by @zxqwd

    Chewacla State Park

      To the Memory of Placer Co. Pioneers

      • lest we forget
      • 1849
      • 1913

      City of Auburn

      • gold
      • north fork
      • wood's dry digg...

      Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

      This Cedrus deodara was planted by Auburn Campfire Girls Pamela Stewart and Sharon Klein, end members cf the Auburn Garden Club on Arbor Day 1959. The tree was furnished by A.V. Schenek. Placer ...

      This Cedrus deodara was planted by Auburn Campfire Girls Pamela Stewart and Sharon Klein, end members cf the Auburn Garden Club on Arbor Day 1959. The tree was furnished by A.V. Schenek. Placer ...

        BURNED 650000 BRICKS LOCALLY

        HISTORICAL LANDMARK SITE OF FIRST CITY HALL BURNED 650000 BRICKS LOCALLY ON SUMMIT ST. COST OVER 2000, BUILT 1892-BURNED JULY 29. 1905 COMMUNITY PROJECT

        HISTORICAL LANDMARK SITE OF FIRST CITY HALL BURNED 650000 BRICKS LOCALLY ON SUMMIT ST. COST OVER 2000, BUILT 1892-BURNED JULY 29. 1905 COMMUNITY PROJECT

        • burned

        SITE OF AMERICAN HOTEL

        HISTORICAL LANDMARK SITE OF AMERICAN HOTEL ONE OF THE EARLY HOTELS BURNED 1855 -- REBUILT 1857  BURNED 1905 -- NOT REBUILT COMMUNITY PROJECT  

        HISTORICAL LANDMARK SITE OF AMERICAN HOTEL ONE OF THE EARLY HOTELS BURNED 1855 -- REBUILT 1857 BURNED 1905 -- NOT REBUILT COMMUNITY PROJECT

        • not rebuilt

        Gold Star City

        The City of Opelousas  Dedicates this perpetual memorial to honor our fallen heroes of St. Landry Parish who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending the freedom of the United States of ...

        The City of Opelousas  Dedicates this perpetual memorial to honor our fallen heroes of St. Landry Parish who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending the freedom of the United States ...

        • louisiana
        • opelousas
        • gold star
        • military

        Exedra Plaza Phase II

        • magee

        Sulphur Springs Grotto

        The Healing Power of Mineral Springs

        The Healing Power of Mineral Springs

          A Living Legacy

          DEDICATED AS A LIVING LEGACY TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION DURING ITS BICENTENNIAL SEPTEMBER 17, 1988  

          DEDICATED AS A LIVING LEGACY TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION DURING ITS BICENTENNIAL SEPTEMBER 17, 1988

            Barbe Pier

            The pioneer Barbe family operated a public fishing pier and casino, beach and park at this site as early as the turn of the twentieth century, and after the 1918 storm, they planned and constructed a ...

            The pioneer Barbe family operated a public fishing pier and casino, beach and park at this site as early as the turn of the twentieth century, and after the 1918 storm, they planned and constructed a ...

            • louisiana
            • lake charles

            Bilbo Cemetery

            Established April 8, 1840 with the burial of Margaret Bilbo. Burial site of John Jacob Ryan Jr. 1816-1899 Father of Lake Charles. Earlier site of ancient Attakapa Indian village U.S. Army Military ...

            Established April 8, 1840 with the burial of Margaret Bilbo. Burial site of John Jacob Ryan Jr. 1816-1899 Father of Lake Charles. Earlier site of ancient Attakapa Indian village U.S. Army ...

            • louisiana
            • cemetery
            • native american

            Christopher Columbus, Columbus Circle

            To Christopher Columbus The Italians resident in America, Scoffed at before, During the voyage, menaced, After it, chained, As generous as oppressed, To the world he gave a world.

            To Christopher Columbus The Italians resident in America, Scoffed at before, During the voyage, menaced, After it, chained, As generous as oppressed, To the world he gave a world.

              Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash Site Memorial

              Pre Crash: Rise of the Simple Man In 1964 Lynyrd Skynyrd began humbly in Jacksonville, Florida. The founding members jokingly named the band after a gym coach, Leonard Skinner. Eventually, after ...

              Pre Crash: Rise of the Simple Man In 1964 Lynyrd Skynyrd began humbly in Jacksonville, Florida. The founding members jokingly named the band after a gym coach, Leonard Skinner. Eventually, ...

              • rock n roll
              • mississippi
              • lynyrd skynyrd
              • airplane crash

              William Kendrick Square

              St. Helena Parish seat moved here 1832. Land for Court House Square donated by William Kendrick 1837. Present building completed 1938 replacing brick structure built 1855. Designated William Kendrick ...

              St. Helena Parish seat moved here 1832. Land for Court House Square donated by William Kendrick 1837. Present building completed 1938 replacing brick structure built 1855. Designated William Kendrick ...

              • louisiana
              • revolutionary w...

              Aberdare Freemasons

              FREEMASONShave held meetingsin Aberdaresince 1856

              FREEMASONShave held meetingsin Aberdaresince 1856

              • masons
              • wales
              • mid glamorgan

              Jum Bowie Oak

              This giant live oak tree is over 350 years old and is named in honor of legendary adventurer and hero of the Battle of the Alamo, Colonel James

              This giant live oak tree is over 350 years old and is named in honor of legendary adventurer and hero of the Battle of the Alamo, Colonel James "Jim” Bowie, who lived in Opelousas for part of ...

              • louisiana
              • tree

              Budd's Corner

              Named for J. Adam Budd who owned a building on this corner for many years, where he operated a saloon. Another business also located in the Budd Bulding in the early 1900s was an Elk Restaurant owned ...

              Named for J. Adam Budd who owned a building on this corner for many years, where he operated a saloon. Another business also located in the Budd Bulding in the early 1900s was an Elk Restaurant owned ...

              • louisiana
              • commerce

              Shute's Drug Store - 1924

              Established at the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Creighton Shute, this building served as a general merchandise store and pharmacy. This property is of significance in U.S. history as Clyde Barrow, ...

              Established at the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Creighton Shute, this building served as a general merchandise store and pharmacy. This property is of significance in U.S. history as Clyde ...

              • louisiana
              • bonnie and clyd...
              • commerce

              Lawyer's Row

              These offices of prominent Opelousas attorneys have been used for over 100 years and the owners have preserved the original atmosphere of the past.

              These offices of prominent Opelousas attorneys have been used for over 100 years and the owners have preserved the original atmosphere of the past.

              • louisiana
              • architecture

              Old LaCombe Hotel Site c. 1790-1926

              Operating under several different names, a hotel once occupied this spot; an inn and tavern is recorded being here in the late 1700s. Most notably was the Eagle Hotel where the legislature convened ...

              Operating under several different names, a hotel once occupied this spot; an inn and tavern is recorded being here in the late 1700s. Most notably was the Eagle Hotel where the legislature convened ...

              • louisiana
              • opelousas

              Manon's Corner

              Named for Manon Baldwin, a Free Woman of Color and one of the first known businesswomen in Opelousas. The businesses she owned included a tavern and boarding house that were operated on this corner ...

              Named for Manon Baldwin, a Free Woman of Color and one of the first known businesswomen in Opelousas. The businesses she owned included a tavern and boarding house that were operated on this ...

              • louisiana
              • women
              • african america...
              • opelousas