A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible.

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    The Bill of Rights, Little Rock Arkansas

    Placed on December 15, 1991 by the Arkansas Bar Association to commemorate the Bicentennial of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. 

    Placed on December 15, 1991 by the Arkansas Bar Association to commemorate the Bicentennial of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

      The Tree That Owns Itself

      The Tree That Owns Itself is a white oak tree that, according to legend, has legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet (2.4 m) of its base. The tree, also called the Jackson Oak, is ...

      The Tree That Owns Itself is a white oak tree that, according to legend, has legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet (2.4 m) of its base. The tree, also called the Jackson Oak, is ...

        Presque Isle Perry Monument

        Plaque detailing information regarding the monument to Oliver Perry, the US Naval Commander who defeated a British fleet on Lake Erie in 1813 during the War of 1812.

        Plaque detailing information regarding the monument to Oliver Perry, the US Naval Commander who defeated a British fleet on Lake Erie in 1813 during the War of 1812.

          Leaning Tower of Pisa Complex

          A description of the complex of buildins at the Leaning Tower of Oisa

          A description of the complex of buildins at the Leaning Tower of Oisa

            Remains of Secret WWII Radar Base at the Cape of Good Hope

              Akaka Falls, Big Island Hawaii

              Description of the geology of Akaka Falls, Big Island in Hawaii 

              Description of the geology of Akaka Falls, Big Island in Hawaii

                Little Mountain Summit, Emigration Pass, Salt Lake City

                Plaque describing the pass through which the Mormons passed on the way into the Valley that would become Salt Lake City

                Plaque describing the pass through which the Mormons passed on the way into the Valley that would become Salt Lake City

                  Abolish Grade Crossings

                  The Depression and Elevation of this railroad to abolish grade crossings was authorized by the Legislature May 9th, 1903. A joint undertaking between the City Of New York and the Brooklyn Heights ...

                  The Depression and Elevation of this railroad to abolish grade crossings was authorized by the Legislature May 9th, 1903. A joint undertaking between the City Of New York and the Brooklyn Heights ...

                  • subway
                  • brooklyn

                  Vietnam War

                  VIETNAM WAR 1965 - 1975 IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF OVER 58,000 AMERICANS KILLED IN ACTION FOR THE PEACE, FREEDOM. AND INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM VIETNAMESE UNITY COUNCIL OF THE BAY AREA

                  VIETNAM WAR 1965 - 1975 IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF OVER 58,000 AMERICANS KILLED IN ACTION FOR THE PEACE, FREEDOM. AND INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM VIETNAMESE UNITY COUNCIL OF THE BAY AREA

                    Alameda Vietnam Veterans

                      Herbert Stovall

                      IN MEMORY LIEUTENANT HERBERT B. STOVALL FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS OF DEVOTED SERVICE AND GIVNG HIS LIFE IN THE LINE OF DUTY AUGUST 16, 1995

                      IN MEMORY LIEUTENANT HERBERT B. STOVALL FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS OF DEVOTED SERVICE AND GIVNG HIS LIFE IN THE LINE OF DUTY AUGUST 16, 1995

                        Auburn Started

                        AUBURN STARTED WHEN CLAUDE CHANA FOUND GOLD NEAR HERE MAY 16. 1848 PLACER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                        AUBURN STARTED WHEN CLAUDE CHANA FOUND GOLD NEAR HERE MAY 16. 1848 PLACER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                          Claude Chana

                          CLAUDE CHANA ADVENTURER AND FIRST FRUIT RANCHER IN PLACER COUNTY. IN 1848 HE FOUND GOLD IN THE AUBURN RAVINE, WHICH LED TO THE SETTLEMENT OF A MIN- ING CAMP THAT LATER BECAME AUBURN

                          CLAUDE CHANA ADVENTURER AND FIRST FRUIT RANCHER IN PLACER COUNTY. IN 1848 HE FOUND GOLD IN THE AUBURN RAVINE, WHICH LED TO THE SETTLEMENT OF A MIN- ING CAMP THAT LATER BECAME AUBURN

                          • gold
                          • ecv
                          • gold rush

                          Historic Denham Springs

                            This small “pocket” park was renovated by the Denham Springs Main Street organization and community partners. Members of the Denham Springs Fine Arts Association painted the mural using photographs ...

                            This small “pocket” park was renovated by the Denham Springs Main Street organization and community partners. Members of the Denham Springs Fine Arts Association painted the mural using photographs ...

                          • louisiana
                          • livingston pari...

                          Why was Fort Buhlow Built?

                            Why was Fort Buhlow built? Fort Buhlow was built in response to rumors that the Union Army was going to attack the Red River in the spring of 1865. General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the ...

                            Why was Fort Buhlow built? Fort Buhlow was built in response to rumors that the Union Army was going to attack the Red River in the spring of 1865. General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of ...

                          • louisiana
                          • civil war
                          • fortification

                          California Stamp Mill

                            Bob and Dorothy Laben

                              Vernon Lust

                                Russian Column

                                Representing several elements of Russian architecture, including a transition from square to round with heavier elements at the bottom to lighter and more ornate above, and with the famous onion dome ...

                                Representing several elements of Russian architecture, including a transition from square to round with heavier elements at the bottom to lighter and more ornate above, and with the famous onion dome ...

                                • louisiana
                                • new orleans
                                • architecture

                                Albany World War Veterans 1926

                                  Persian Column

                                  The unicorn has been used by many cultures and religions to express special qualities of strength and free spirit. Drinking from its horn was believed to cure a variety of diseases.

                                  The unicorn has been used by many cultures and religions to express special qualities of strength and free spirit. Drinking from its horn was believed to cure a variety of diseases.

                                  • louisiana
                                  • new orleans
                                  • architecture

                                  South Asian Column

                                  Designed to capture the essential flavor of Buddhist cultures, the curving metal swinging away from the column represents the cobra, a symbol of the importance of change and taking control of one's ...

                                  Designed to capture the essential flavor of Buddhist cultures, the curving metal swinging away from the column represents the cobra, a symbol of the importance of change and taking control of one's ...

                                  • louisiana
                                  • new orleans
                                  • architecture

                                  Arabic Column

                                  Designed in the form of a minaret, this is a symbol of gathering people, ideas, and resources to carry out the act of healing.

                                  Designed in the form of a minaret, this is a symbol of gathering people, ideas, and resources to carry out the act of healing.

                                  • louisiana
                                  • new orleans
                                  • architecture

                                  Berkeley Rose Garden