Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace

Philadelphia, PA

Luxury on the Bay

Havre de Grace, MD

Hodge's Bend Cemetery (White Lake Cemetery)

Sugar Land, TX

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Here was Madisons first African-American neighborhood

Madison, WI

John Hill first set eyes on Madison while visiting a relative who was attending the University of Wisconsin. He moved his family here from Atlanta in 1910 to join a modest community of about 140 African Americans. In 1917, Hill bought a … more »

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General Artemas Ward Monument

Washington, DC

Son of Massachusetts · Graduate of Harvard College · Judge and legislator · Delegate 1780-1781 to the Continental Congress · Soldier of three wars · First commander of patriot forces.… more »

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Site of the Haymarket Tragedy

Chicago, IL

(plaque 1)On the evening of May 4th, 1886, a tragedy of international significance unfolded on this site in Chicago's Haymarket produce district. An outdoor meeting had been hastily organized by anarchist activists to protest the violent de… more »

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Historical Marker Headlines
Knox Mine disaster remembered by miners' descendants
January 22nd 2018 5:48AM

The first stop was the historical marker outside the Baloga Funeral Home. Joe Francik was among the dozens who gathered for the brief ceremony, led by Bob Wolensky, who has co-authored books on the Knox Mine Disaster and the history of the coal region in Northeast Pennsylvania. Francik was 10 ...

The Blair House
January 21st 2018 9:42PM

A historical marker located in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia.)

Visiting Our Past: The bag lady of Swain County was a literary light
January 21st 2018 3:22PM

A state highway historical marker was erected in front of the West Asheville Library in 2000. Rob Neufeld writes the weekly “Visiting Our Past” column for the Citizen Times. He is the author of books on history and literature and manages the WNC book and heritage website The Read on WNC. Follow him ...

The Official Website of Kentucky's Historical CoeRidge
January 21st 2018 12:12PM - The Official Website of Kentucky's Historical CoeRidge Official Website of Kentucky's Historical CoeRidge On The Wall Ezekiel and Patsy Guestbook Videos Message The Coe Ridge Historical Marker Coe Ridge Cemetery has been approved for a Historical Marker. The cemetery was ...

Shared history
January 21st 2018 12:00PM

The effort Hayes put into recovering the lost history of Louisiana's first black physician is being rewarded by the state's Office of Tourism, which recently approved the placement of a state historical marker for Emma Wakefield in Bouligny Plaza. Hayes said she anticipates an installation ceremony this fall, ...