Read The Plaque Always read the plaque en-us Purgatory Hill 2017-04-26 02:57:48.823730 Purgatory Hill Purgatory Hill

Purgatory Hill 

Named by the Continental  
Army encamped here fall of  
1778. Site of great barbecue 
celebrating anniversary of 
Burgoyne's defeat - Saratoga


Colfax Riot 2017-04-25 16:54:14.618530 Colfax Riot Colfax Riot

This plaque marks what it calls the "Colfax Riot," what is now called the "Colfax Massacre." In the midst of political turmoil in 1873, White Supremacist paramilitaries killed over 100 blacks -- the bloodiest single instance of racial carnage in the Reconstruction era. This sign skips that part, though. It instead celebrates how this massacre drove "carpetbaggers" out of power. The sign is said to have been put up in the 1950's, and reflects their understanding of the massacre at the time.


"Colfax Riot

On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873 marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South."

CC BY-SA 3.0 - Billy Hathorn

Japanese American Remembrance Garden 2017-04-25 16:53:26.267970 Japanese American Remembrance Garden Japanese American Remembrance Garden

This set of plaques is located on the north edge of the Seattle University Campus. It's near Madison Street in the projection of the 11th Avenue right of way. It's on the east side of Hunthausen Hall.

Text, left plaque:

Japanese Remembrance Garden

This is Sacred Land. Before World War II a community of Japanese and Japanese Americans lived on what is now south campus. In 1942, approximately 120,000 were incarcerated and held behind barbed wire for three or more years without a crime and without due process. This garden honors their memory and serves as a living legacy that embodies Seattle University's mission and values of peace and justice through education. It also honors the memory of master gardener Fujitaro Kubota who designed nine garden features on campus. This tenth Kubota garden was designed by his grandson, Al Kubota.

Dedicated April 6, 2006

Text, middle plaque:

In Memory/Honor Of

Reverend Emery Andrews

Sumi & Fujio Arima

MSG Carmel & Esther Benge

Teresa Y. Hidaka

Japanese Baptist Church

Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society

Jesuit Community

SSG Shiro Kashino

Tom & Andy Kubota

Ernest K. & Erin Matsuda

Fujimatsu & Sadako Moriguchi

Tetsuzo & Sue Nakagawa

Christina Misao Takisawa

Fr. Leopold Tibesar

Text, left plaque:


Arima Family

Carol K. Benge & Mark P. Johnson

Hidaka Family

Japanese Baptist Congregation

Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society

Jesuit Community

Kubota Family

Larry & Karen Matsuda

Matsuda & Yamada Families

Moriguchi Family & Uwajimaya Inc.

Yosh Nakagawa & Mary Matsumoto

Boyd E. & Mikki Sharp

James Takisaki


Submitted by: Rob Ketcherside

Chrysler Building [Seattle] 2017-04-25 16:52:56.862790 Chrysler Building [Seattle] Chrysler Building [Seattle]

This plaque is on the north side of East Pine Street just east of Broadway in Seattle, Washington at 900 East Pine Street.


Chrysler Building


The Washburn-Haines Company built this structure to showcase their preeminent Chrysler auto dealership, so special that Walter Chrysler himself came out for the opening on November 29, 1925. This building continued to house automobile sales and service until February 1989, when it was sold by the Rahe family to the current owner, Hunters Capitol

Seattle's Historic Auto Row

Submitted by: Rob Ketcherside

Gras-Devall Plaza 2017-04-25 16:49:28.700790 Gras-Devall Plaza Gras-Devall Plaza

These four corners were
for public use in 1809
Antonio Gras and
Edith and Richard Devall.
A market was to be
in the center, and
the corners used for
the hitching of horses
and wagons. 

Van Nuys Grammar School 2017-04-24 23:01:47.051580 Van Nuys Grammar School Van Nuys Grammar School

Van Nuys Grammar School


Los Angeles Board of Education 1935

Wm. Campbell

D.M. Gibson

Wm. E. Lane


Submitted by: Jon G.

Norumbega Tower 2017-04-24 15:20:42.991260 Norumbega Tower  Norumbega Tower

AD 1000. AD 1889

Norumbega = Nor MBega

Indian utterance of Norgega the ancient form of Nowega, Norway to which the region of Vinland was subject. .


At and near Watertown where remain to-day docks, wharves, walls, fans, basins



Extending from Rhode Island to the St Lawrence first seen by Bjarn Herjuleson 985 AD

Landfall of Leif Erucsin On Cape Cod 1000 AD


Norse canals, dams, walls, pavements, forts, terraced places of assembly remain to-day.



At the base of tower and region about was occupied by the Breton French in the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries.



The Charles discovered by Leif Erickson in 1000 AD explored #Thorvald Leif's brother 1003 AD

Colonized by Thirfin Karlsenb 1007 AD

First Bishop

Erik Gnupsin 1121 Ad


Industries for 350 years 

Masur-Woid [Burrs] Fish, Furs, Agriculture


Latest Norse ship returned to Iceland in 1347.


Submitted by <a href="">@RoadTripNE</a>

Memphis Martyrs 2017-04-24 15:06:15.673110 Memphis Martyrs Memphis Martyrs

In August, 1878, fear of death caused a panic during which 30,000 of 50,000 Memphians fled this bluff city. By October, the epidemic of yellow fever killed 4,204 of 6,000 Caucasians and 946 of 14,000 Negroes who stayed. With some outside help, citizens of all races and walks of life, recognizing their common plight in this devastated, bankrupt community, tended 17,600 sick and buried the dead. As a result many of them lost their lives, becoming martyrs in their service to mankind.

Submitted from the Shelby County Register's Office.

Raoul Wallenberg Shell 2017-04-24 15:06:10.893160 Raoul Wallenberg Shell Raoul Wallenberg Shell

Dedicated to a Swedish Diplomat Honorary American Citizen Righteous Man Angel Of Rescue RAOUL WALLENBERG SHELL During World War II, his mission of mercy behind enemy lines was an act of heroism unprecedented in the history of mankind. A Lutheran, he is responsible for saving 100,000 Jewish lives during the Holocaust and proving that one man can make a difference. He was a shining light in a dark and depraved world and redeemed the reputation of humanity. Dedicated in an ecumenical effort September 12, 1982

Submitted from the Shelby County Register's Office.

Broadway High 2017-04-24 15:03:33.979860 Broadway High Broadway High


On this site stood Seattle's first High School. Opened in 1902 as Seattle High School, in 1904 it was named Broadway High School until its closing in 1946. Broadway set high standards for education and racial harmony. This plaque is presented by Broadway Alumni, marking the 50th anniversary of their school's closing, in gratitude for their old school and its contribution to Seattle Central Community College which carries on a great tradition.


Submitted by: Rob Ketcherside