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The Oldest Wood School in the USA

  • st augustine
  • florida
  • wood school
  • oldest

St. Augustine Slave Market

    Public Well

    The well was used from 1823 to the early 1880's. The remnants lay buried and forgotten until City of St. Augustine Public Works employees discovered the well, with assistance from the St. ...

      Espinosa-Sanchez House

        USPS Anthony J. Cortese

        Hidden in plain sight at the front of the building, two plaques spanning 42 years apart. Submitted by: iDogCow

        • dedicated to pu...
        • 1968
        • lbj
        • post office

        Gen. James M. Kennedy Hospital

        A U.S. Army hospital on this site treated more than 44,000 combat veterans during World War II. Opened Jan. 23, 1943, it was named for the late Brig. Gen. James M. Kennedy, distinguished Army surgeon ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Annie Cook Memorial

        Annie Cook Born 1840 Died Of Yellow Fever 1878 A Nineteenth Century Mary Magdalene Who Gave Her Life While Trying To Save The Lives Of Others. Erected By Mr. And Mrs. J. D. Taylor And The Brothers Of ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        John Gaston

        French immigrant John Gaston opened Gaston's Hotel here in 1883. The hotel was a popular stay for celebrities, most notably Oscar Wilde. Gaston's second wife Teresa, who was also his ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Gayoso Hotel

        Opened in 1842, named for the early Spanish governor, this hotel's main entrance was originally here. Capt. William H. Forrest, raiding into Memphis under his famous brother in the early morning of ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        From Elk Tracks to BART Tracks

        • berkeley
        • california
        • bay area
        • tracks
        • elk
        • ohlone

        Following the Earthquake

        • san francisco
        • california
        • bay area
        • marina
        • earthquake

        Roy E. Oakes Tennis Courts

        ROY E. OAKES TENNIS COURTS  DEDICATED TO ROY, FOR HIS 24 YEAR CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN BERKELEY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ???? - ????

        • berkeley
        • california
        • bay area
        • tennis

        Farms: In West Berkeley?

        • berkeley
        • california
        • bay area
        • brennans

        David Sarlin Grove

        • muir woods
        • california
        • grove

        Tall Redwoods Straight Ahead

        TALL REDWOODS STRAIGHT AHEAD PAUSE AND LOOK UP CAN YOU FIND THEM?

        • muir woods
        • california
        • redwoods

        Memphis University School

        Founded in the downtown area in 1893 by Principals E.S. Werts and J.W.S. Rhea, Memphis University School soon became the city's leading boys' preparatory school. Although the "old MUS" succumbed to ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Doughboy World War I Statue

        Honor Roll 1917 1919 To The Memory Of Memphis And Shelby County Men Who Gave Their Lives To Their Country In The World War ABBOTT, JAMES F. ABELE, LT.WILLIAM H. ADAMS, JOHN C. JR. ADAMS, RANDELL ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Ida B. Wells1862-1931

        Ida B. Wells crusaded against lynchings in Memphis and the South. In 1892 while editor of the Memphis Free Speech, located in this vicinity, she wrote of the lynching of three Black businessmen. As ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        First Methodist Church Historical Tablet

        In 1826 the First Methodist Church of Memphis was organized by the Rev. Thos P. Davidson with three members, Mrs. Pauline Perkins, Elijah Coffee and Mr. Dickens. The "old meeting house," which ...

        • shelby county
        • tennessee

        Jenny Lind Theatre

        Site of the Jenny Lind Theatre and San Francisco City Hall The third Jenny Lind Theatre was opened by Tom Maguire on October 4, 1851, on the same site as the two preceding it, which were destroyed in ...

        • san francisco
        • california
        • bay area
        • lind
        • theatre
        • fire