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The Olympic Diamond

Submitted by @caddickbrown

    Don Pedro Fages Expedition

    DON PEDRO FAGES EXPEDITION  THIS MARKER DESIGNATES THE AREA WHERE ON MARCH 27, 1772 A SCIENTIFIC TEAM UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE EMPIRE OF SPAIN STOPPED ON STRAWBERRY CREEK TO INCLUDE AN OBSERVATION ...

    • berkeley
    • california
    • bay area
    • golden gate
    • strawberry cree...
    • crespi
    • fages

    Site of the Kellogg School

    BERKELEY HISTORY SITE OF THE KELLOGG SCHOOL 1884 An apple orchard, two houses, and a tailor shop once occupied this block. In 1879, six local businessmen and a university professor financed the ...

    • berkeley
    • california
    • bay area
    • kellogg
    • school
    • 1879

    Tiger Company Fire Hall

    This sign contains information about the Tiger Company, which "was one of three volunteer fire companies dedicated to protecting Victoria's growing business district during the late 1800s." The sign ...

      McPherson Playhouse

      Transcription: McPherson Playhouse Dedicated 26th February 1965 Named in honour of Thomas Shanks McPherson Born Airdrie, Scotland. Prominent businessman, philanthropist and a citizen of Victoria for ...

        Victoria Fire Department Headquarters, 1899 - 1959

        This sign contains information about the headquarters of the Victoria Fire Department, which was nearby between 1899 and 1959. It complements another nearby sign that contains information about an ...

          Nagasaki Peace Park sculpture by Naoki Tominaga

          One of the more than 50 peace monuments in Nagasaki Peace Park is a sculpture by Naoki Tominaga depicting a stricken child sleeping in her mother's warm embrace.  "Embodied in the monument is the ...

          • nagasaki peace ...
          • japan
          • wwii
          • nuclear weapons

          Guadalcanal Memorial

          The Guadalcanal Memorial overlooks the town of Honiara in the Solomon Islands.  It honors the Americans and Allies who lost their lives from August 7, 1942 to February 9, 1943 taking Guadalcanal from ...

          • guadalcanal
          • wwii
          • solomon islands

          Gilbert High School and Mexican School

          Submitted by @jqmcd

          • gilbert
          • arizona
          • school
          • also a black sc...
          • segregation

          Plaque in Beaufort

          Plaque located on the side of a building in the main street. Reads: Beaufort Community Resource Centre A State Government initative With the Beaufort Community and the Pyrenees Shire [logos for ...

          • beaufort
          • victoria

          Stawell Wetlands Plaque

          Plaque on the outskirts of Stawell at the start of a short boardwalk.  Has the Apex club, Lions club and Rotary club logos on the top. Plaque reads: Federation Parks Wetlands Commemorating 100 ...

          • stawell
          • victoria

          Prahran Market Commemorative Plaque

          The plaque is located inside the market on the rear of  a column in the outdoor courtyard. It has the City of Prahran coat of arms. Plaque reads: THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE OPENING OF ...

          • prahran
          • market
          • melbourne
          • victoria

          Beaufort Rotunda Plaque

          This plaque on the base of the rotunda in Beaufort Plaque Reads: A.D. 1903. Erected by the residents of Beaufort and District in Commemoration of the glorious reign of her late Majesty Queen ...

          • beaufort
          • victoria

          Beaufort Rotunda Plaque

          This plaque is above the foundation stone in the rotunda and reads: The clock that surmounts this memorial was presented by Rear Admiral Bridges of Trawalla ________________________ Submitted ...

          • beaufort
          • victoria

          Prahran Market Foundation Stone

          Located on Commercial Road, Prahran at the entrance to the Prahran Market Plaque Reads: City of Prahran This stone was laid by Cr. Thomas Ellis J.P. Mayor on the 25th day of March 1891 The ...

          • prahran
          • memorial stone
          • melbourne
          • victoria

          Felton Memorial

          The plaque is on the side of the former Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda (The Espy) and reads: City of St Kilda. Alfred Felton 183 1 - 1904 Philanthropist, Industrialist Lived here 1892 - 1904 Sponsored ...

          • st kilda
          • melbourne
          • victoria

          First Land Sales in St Kilda

          On the side wall of a St Kilda Convenience Store in Ackland Street. Erected as part of Victoria's 150 year anniversary.  It is headed by the logo for the event. Plaque Reads: Victoria 150 ...

          • acland st
          • st kilda
          • melbourne
          • victoria

          Plaque in St Kilda Gardens

          Plaque is located under a tree in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens. This tree was planted  in memory of Norman T. Scoble Supt. of Parks and Gardens City of St. Kildat 1938-1966 A tribute from His ...

          • st kilda
          • melbourne
          • victoria

          Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium

          Submitted by @jqmcd

          • gammage
          • asu
          • arizona
          • tempe
          • frank lloyd wri...

          In Memory of Victoria's Fire Fighters

          Transcription: In Memory of Victoria's Fire Fighters This bell, cast in 1873 at the foundry of William Blews & Sons, Birmingham, England, was used to call fire fighters to duty during the late 1800s ...