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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM9WH_roselle-mercier-montgomery_Crawfordville-GA.html
The renowned Georgia poetess, Roselle Mercier Montgomery, daughter of Col. William Nathaniel and Emma Smith Mercier, was born on this site in 1874. Educated at Washington Female Seminary and Mary Baldwin Seminary, she married distinguished N.Y. la…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZW5_tehachapi-loop-mural_Tehachapi-CA.html
The Tehchapi Loop put Tehachapi on the map when it was completed in 1876. Before that time there was no rail access across the Tehachapi Mountains. The historic Loop is pictured here, circa 1952, with a trompe l'oeil effect showing damage to the b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMKZH_mary-sawyers-birthplace_Sterling-MA.html
Mary had a little lamb?.?.?.—Birthplace ofMary E. Sawyer(and her lamb)1806 - 1889—Sterling, Ma.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMB88_you-had-to-wear-a-tie_Washington-DC.html
You are standing on Washington's historic Black Broadway-the heart of African American life in Washington, D.C. from about 1900 to the 1950s. Duke Ellington, its most famous native son, grew up, was inspired, trained, and played his first music he…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYMY_robert-allen-deitcher_Schenectady-NY.html
Composer Lived Here 1939-1945* Scotia HS Grad 1945Wrote Chances Are, No NotMuch, You Are Never Far AwayFrom Me, Home For The HolidaysMoments To RememberIt's Not For Me To Say
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXMH_joseph-pulitzer_New-York-NY.html
As publisher of the New York World newspaper, this Hungarian immigrant conducted the editorial crusade that popularized the American Pedestal Fund Campaign. His last will and testament established the Pulitzer prizes for achievement in journalism,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17B1_a-hilltop-for-heroes-and-horse-thieves_Washington-DC.html
It is perhaps no surprise that Commodore David Porter, hero of the War of 1812, chose Meridian Hill on which to build his estate. From this knoll, Porter had a direct line of sight to the President's mansion. Though no match for the grand building…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H8Q_willa-cather-memorial-prairie_Red-Cloud-NE.html
Willa Cather first came to Webster County from Virginia in 1883 at the age of nine. The vast open prairies of Nebraska made a lasting impression on her. "This country was mostly wild pasture and as naked as the back of your hand. I was little and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXIX_edwards-hotel_Jackson-MS.html
Constructed in 1923 and renamed the King Edward Hotel in 1954, the Edwards Hotel was the site of temporary studios set up by OKeh Records in 1930 and the American Record Corporation in 1935 to record blues artists Bo Carter, Robert Wilkins, Joe Mc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM42K_the-old-executive-library-museum-building_Harrisburg-PA.html
By the late 1880's, the Old Capitol Building erected in 1822 was becoming limited in space due to the inevitable expansion of state government. A public debate ensued as to whether a new Capitol should be erected, although many had a sentimental a…
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