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Grabow Riot

At this site, on July 7, 1912, a violent confrontation occurred between the Galloway Lumber Company and the Brotherhood of Timber Workers. The riot left 4 men dead and an estimated 50 men wounded. It ...

  • louisiana

Rosepine, Louisiana

Incorporated December 24, 1902 by proclamation of Governor William Wright Heard. Town established on Sections 3 and 4 of Township 25, Range 9W. During the Vernon Parish lumber boom, Rosepine ...

  • louisiana

Civilian Conservation Corps

 CCC planted these slash pine in 1939 in Kisatchie National Forest. CCC reforestation and construction of dams, roads, fire towers and recreation areas (1933-42) contributed to a rebirth in Vernon ...

  • louisiana

Old Confederate Military Road

In 1862, when Federal troops captured New Orleans and blockaded the mouth of the Mississippi River, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor established headquarters in central ...

  • louisiana
  • civil war

SSG Timothy Bruce Cole, Jr. - Bronze Star with Valor

On March 5, 2007, three months prior to his death while conducting a dismounted patrol SSG Cole's element came under heavy enemy machine gun fire from the north and west. One of SSG Cole's ...

  • louisiana
  • iraq war

To Commemorate the Destruction of Newtown, Cardif

This plaque contains part of a poem written by a former resident of the Newtown district of central Cardiff, reflecting on its demolition.  A working class neighbourhood close to the docks and ...

  • urban renewal
  • homogenising ci...

A Gift of the Class of 1940

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Morris "Mo" Bernstein


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Arsenal Museum

This building, erected c. 1835 as a powder magazine for a U.S. Army Post and Arsenal which used this area from 1810-1885, except in 1861-1862 when held by the Confederacy. In 1962 this building was ...

  • louisiana
  • military

Pentagon Buildings

 Constructed 1819-1822 to house U.S. troops. Used as a garrison from 1822-1877 except from 1861-1862 when held by Confederates. From 1886-1925 these buildings and grounds were the site of ...

  • louisiana

Louisiana Strikes Oil!

The first oil strike in the State of Louisiana was made on September 21, 1901 on the farm of Jules Clement in the community of Evangeline. The well was known as both Jules Clement No. 1 and ...

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Miller Stadium

Built in 1948 Miller Stadium served as the home of the Crowley Millers who played in South Louisiana's semi-pro Teche League and the professional Gulf coast and Evangeline Leagues from 1948 to 1957. ...

  • louisiana
  • sports

Oaks of Ile Copal

These centurion live oak trees shaded Ile Copal, the plantation home of Alexandre Mouton. Mouton was governor of Louisiana from 1843-46 and son of the founder of Vermilionville. Here marks ...

  • louisiana
  • trees

Notre Dame de Perpetuel Secours Church

This parish was one of the sites proposed by Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, to afford a place of work for African- American priests ordained in the United States ...

  • louisiana
  • church

Richard T. Greener

Submitted by @CulturedModesty

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Crescent Furniture Building 1928

HISTORIC WINNIPEGCrescent Furniture Building(Sterling Building)1928These terra cotta panels are from the Crescent Furniture Company building which was located on the north-east corner of Portage ...

  • terra cotta
  • architecture
  • winnipeg
  • manitoba

Montanez Adobe

    Stephen Carter Memorial

    In Memory of Stephen Carter Eagle Scout Troop 441 2000-2017This plaque was placed on a bench flanked by two trees in memorial of Stephen Carter, a Boy Scout in Troop 441 in Sugar Land, Texas who ...

      The Acre

      From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by HystericalMark, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

        Krista's Garden

          Massacre of Indians

          From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by HystericalMark, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

            Pickett Bridge

            From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by Crawford Brian, full page.License is Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

              Wolcott Mill

              Wolcott Mill is among the oldest mills in Michigan. Built in the mid-1840s by the Arad Freeman family, early Macomb County settlers, it passed through several owners before Frederick Wolcott ...

              • michigan
              • michigan histor...

              Matthew "Mike" Pytynia

              Submitted by @Susannist

                Charles Franklin Doe