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The first tree (victim)

The Tablet marks the spot where John Galt, General Agent of the Canada Company, cut the first tree in founding the city of Guelph, April 23rd 1827Submitted by Paul Mackey 

The Tablet marks the spot where John Galt, General Agent of the Canada Company, cut the first tree in founding the city of Guelph, April 23rd 1827Submitted by Paul Mackey

  • guelph
  • tree
  • founding
  • city
  • canada
  • ontario

Georg Carstensen

  • tivoli

Lt. Walter R. Heins USN Reserve

LT. WALTER R. HEINS USN RESERVE 1936 - 1967 NEAR THIS SITE ON OCTOBER 4, 1967, U.S. NAVY LT. WALTER R. HEINS EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE IN HIS DOUGLAS A4 ATTACK JET. IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO SOUTH ...

LT. WALTER R. HEINS USN RESERVE 1936 - 1967 NEAR THIS SITE ON OCTOBER 4, 1967, U.S. NAVY LT. WALTER R. HEINS EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE IN HIS DOUGLAS A4 ATTACK JET. IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO ...

    Peter Sellers

    Submitted by@theonlymfkirke.

    Submitted by@theonlymfkirke.

      Amador Pavilion

        The Slinky Toy

        This historic marker memorializes the first manufacturing site of the Slinky, one of the top selling toys of the 20th Century, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Slinky was invented by mechanical ...

        This historic marker memorializes the first manufacturing site of the Slinky, one of the top selling toys of the 20th Century, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Slinky was invented by mechanical ...

        • pennsylvania
        • delaware county
        • slinky
        • toys

        Friends of Noosa

        Friends of Noosa  This plaque records the incredible role played by Friends of  Noosa in the re-establishment Noosa's Council.  Friends of Noosa was a community organisation formed in  2007 to fight ...

        Friends of Noosa  This plaque records the incredible role played by Friends of  Noosa in the re-establishment Noosa's Council.  Friends of Noosa was a community organisation formed in  2007 to fight ...

        • government
        • australia
        • noosa

        Polyhedron with 432 Symmetry

        The polyhedron in the fountain is a snub cube, an Archimedean semi-regular solid derived from a cube, with all its edges of equal length. This shape was chosen for the central fountain in the Beckman ...

        The polyhedron in the fountain is a snub cube, an Archimedean semi-regular solid derived from a cube, with all its edges of equal length. This shape was chosen for the central fountain in the Beckman ...

        • cal tech
        • science

        Juana Maria

        Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on the ...

        Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on ...

        • native american...
        • channel islands
        • santa barbara m...
        • island of the b...

        Wilke Farmhouse

        • 1898
        • queen anne

        Marsha Jean Corprew

        MARSHA JEAN CORPREW  1948-2000  MARSHA J. CORPREW, AN AFRICAN -  AMERICAN WOMAN, WAS APPOINTED  BY MAYOR LIONEL J. WILSON TO THE  PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY  COMMISSION IN 1977. SHE GAVE 22  YEARS ...

        MARSHA JEAN CORPREW  1948-2000  MARSHA J. CORPREW, AN AFRICAN -  AMERICAN WOMAN, WAS APPOINTED  BY MAYOR LIONEL J. WILSON TO THE  PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY  COMMISSION IN 1977. SHE GAVE 22  YEARS ...

          Lakeside Park Garden Center

            Press Building

            PRESS BUILDING  The Press Building opened as the Pantages Theatre on  August 5, 1912. Retail and office uses enveloped the  building, with ground-floor tenants including a candy  store, dry cleaner, ...

            PRESS BUILDING  The Press Building opened as the Pantages Theatre on  August 5, 1912. Retail and office uses enveloped the  building, with ground- floor tenants including a candy  store, dry cleaner, ...

            • hippodrome
            • oakland
            • vaudeville

            The Cascades

            On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of ...

            On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of ...

            • natural resourc...
            • los angeles
            • aqueduct

            Sylmar Earthquake

            This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost ...

            This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost ...

            • disasters
            • veterans
            • earthquake
            • memorial
            • san fernando
            • los angeles

            Rogerio Rocha

            Rogerio Rocha was born in 1801, in the village of Mapanga, and was baptized in the San Fernando Mission. Rocha became a well-known blacksmith in California. In Rocha's early years he became the ...

            Rogerio Rocha was born in 1801, in the village of Mapanga, and was baptized in the San Fernando Mission. Rocha became a well-known blacksmith in California. In Rocha's early years he became ...

            • native american...

            Grand Central Air Terminal

            Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and the ...

            Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and ...

            • aviation
            • commerce
            • transportation
            • architecture
            • entertainment
            • free tours

            Hang Gliding

            On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly and ...

            On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly ...

            • flying
            • sports
            • adventure
            • aviation

            Modern Times

            End of an Era —  Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”.  Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the epic ...

            End of an Era —  Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”. Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the ...

            • entertainment
            • movies
            • hollywood

            Sylmar Tunnel Disaster

            “Honoring The Lives”. On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan ...

            “Honoring The Lives”. On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan ...

            • disaster
            • aqueduct
            • construction
            • sylmar earthqua...
            • memorial

            Star House

            The Star dance hall and brothel, early 1900sStar House Circa 1902Bootlegged booze, loose women, hot music and rowdy customers- One of Ketchikan's oldest buildings and the Territory of Alaska's only ...

            The Star dance hall and brothel, early 1900sStar House Circa 1902Bootlegged booze, loose women, hot music and rowdy customers- One of Ketchikan's oldest buildings and the Territory of Alaska's only ...

            • star house
            • ketchikan
            • creek street
            • alaska
            • prohibition
            • national regist...
            • 1902
            • brothel

            Moss Fujii

            • buddy bench
            • 1965
            • 6th grade

            The Raven Totem Pole

            The Raven Totem PoleThis pole was carved by Thomas Ukas in the middle 1960s. Mr. Ukas' father was William Ukas, also a noted and respected carver. William Ukas' works include the original Kiks.adi ...

            The Raven Totem PoleThis pole was carved by Thomas Ukas in the middle 1960s. Mr. Ukas' father was William Ukas, also a noted and respected carver. William Ukas' works include the original ...

            • wrangell
            • totem
            • 1960s
            • alaska
            • thomas ukas
            • post office
            • native

            The History Of Commercial Fishing In Wrangell, Alaska

            The History Of Commercial Fishing In Wrangell, Alaska. The waters of Southeast Alaska have been fished by native inhabitants for many generations. The catch has been used for bartering and as a major ...

            The History Of Commercial Fishing In Wrangell, Alaska. The waters of Southeast Alaska have been fished by native inhabitants for many generations. The catch has been used for bartering and as a major ...

            • wrangell
            • alaska
            • fishing
            • salmon
            • herring
            • crab
            • ira merill
            • brenda schwartz
            • rod brown
            • university of a...
            • school of fishe...
            • cannery
            • hand troller
            • purse seiner
            • power troller
            • gillnetter
            • longliner
            • crabber
            • beam trawler
            • 1990

            Tongass National Forest

            Tongass National ForestFacts:- Designated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, the Tongass National Forest is over 100 years old.- At 16.9 Million acres, the largest national forest in the United States.- ...

            Tongass National ForestFacts:- Designated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, the Tongass National Forest is over 100 years old.- At 16.9 Million acres, the largest national forest in the United States.- ...

            • tongass nationa...
            • wrangell
            • alaska
            • roosevelt
            • 1907
            • rainforest