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Historic Cannons from Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

HISTORIC CANNONS FROM LOUISBOURG, NOVA SCOTIA On June 23, 1758, the British Navy besieged Louisbourg, capital and major settlement of the French colony of Cape Breton Island. Three of the French ...

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  • university of t...
  • louisbourg
  • seige of louisb...
  • british navy

Resurrection Bay at Seward, Alaska

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  • resurrection ba...
  • seward
  • alaska
  • clear day

Wendler Building, Anchorage

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  • wendler
  • anchorage
  • victorian
  • architecture

Anchorage City Hall

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  • anchorage
  • 1935
  • new deal
  • public works ad...

Arch of Constantine

Translation c/o wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arch_of_Constantine#Inscriptions imp(eratori) · caes(ari) · fl(avio) · constantino · maximo · p(io) · f(elici) · avgusto · s(enatus) · ...

  • rome
  • romans
  • history
  • arch
  • architecture

Amphitheatre Flavium

Submitted by: @IanThorp

  • rome
  • romans
  • colosseum
  • italy

Campbell River Waterfront c. 1950s

  • campbell river
  • british columbi...

Liberation of the Netherlands, Thank You Canada

  • 1945
  • 2005
  • netherlands
  • liberation
  • thank you canad...

Humber Bay Promenade Dedication

HUMBER BAY PROMENADE This Portion of HUMBER BAY PROMENADE is Dedicated to the CITY OF ETOBICOKE by CAMROST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION in Conjunction with the Development of MARINA DEL REY ...

  • dedication
  • etobicoke
  • humber bay prom...
  • toronto

Duquesne Heights Incline

The Society for Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline dedicates the restored Lower Section  In Memory of  JAMES PRESKEN  Mr. Presken worked for nearly 30 years to  PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN ...

  • pittsburgh
  • pennsylvania
  • incline
  • duquesne

Wesleyan Chapel, First Woman's Rights Convention

On this spot stood the Wesleyan Chapel where the First Woman's Rights Convention in the World's history was held July 19 and 20 1848  Elizabeth Cady Stanton moved this resolution which was seconded ...

  • 1848
  • woman's rights
  • voting

Boston Common

Boston Common  In or about the year of our Lord One thousand six hundred thirty and four the then present inhabitants of the Town of Boston of Whom the Honble John Winthrop Esqr Govnr of the ...

  • boston
  • massachusetts
  • 1634
  • blackstone

First Convention for Woman's Right was Held on this Corner 1848

  • seneca fall
  • new york
  • woman's rights

Humber Bay Promenade Dedication

THIS PORTION OF HUMBER BAY PROMENADE HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF ETOBICOKE BY GRAND HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF GRAND HARBOUR CONDOMINIUMS. OFICIAL OPENING JUNE ...

  • dedication
  • humber bay prom...
  • etobicoke
  • toronto

Moses to Her People

HARRIET TUBMAN MOSES OF HER PEOPLE SERVED UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREQUENTED THIS SITE AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

  • tubman
  • civil war
  • new york
  • cayuca
  • this site

Willard Memorial Chapel ,Welch Memorial Building, Built 1892-1894

    Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged

      Pope Pius XII Work During WWII

      Plaque reads: 'Il 31-v 1950 Consiglio Comvnale Di Roma.  Memore dell 'opera compivita dal sommo pontefice Pio xii durante il conflitto mondiale per la salvezza della citta' di Roma. Ed Anche ...

      • wwii rome italy...

      Our Lady of Good Help

      FROM 1870 TO 1904 THIS WAS THE SITE OF OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP SEATTLE'S FIRST CATHOLIC CHURCH DESIGNED AND BUILT BY SEATTLE'S PIONEER PRIEST, FATHER FRANCIS X. PREFONTAINE (1838-1909). THE CHURCH WAS ...

      • seattle
      • catholic
      • si'ahl
      • 1870
      • earthquake

      Frederick Park

      The plaque text: 'Dedicated to the City of Berkeley by J.F. Hink in Memory of his son Frederick. 1921.' I've walked by this little plot, at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Yosemite Road, north of ...

      • berkeley
      • california
      • parks

      Bangor Water District Thomas Hill Standpipe

      • bangor
      • maine
      • water
      • standpipe

      Berkeley Iceland

        Maria Di Savoia

        Submitted by: @IanThorp

        • rome
        • italy
        • person
        • death

        Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Agricultural Society

        Submitted by Sheila Paske

        • marion
        • veterans
        • coliseum

        In Memory of all those who Laid Down Their Lives in World Wars 1914 - 1918 * 1939 - 1945 Lest we Forget

        In Memory of all those who Laid Down Their Lives in World Wars 1914 - 1918 * 1939 - 1945 Lest we Forget Korea War Veterans 1950 - 1958

        • wwi
        • wwii
        • campbell
        • british columbi...
        • let we forget

        Mission Theatre

        GEORGETOWN HISTORIC SITE MISSION THEATRE  Once, the only place to view an image on a screen was the movie theatre. Residents flocked here to experience life & adventure through newsreels and film. ...

        • seattle
        • theatre
        • news reels
        • image on a scre...

        Jimi Hendrix Sculpture Garden

        Submitted by @weberbgardener