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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMWVI_helmchen-house-historic-site_Victoria-BC.html
John Sebastian Helmcken arrived in Fort Victoria in 1850 to work as a physician for the Hudson's Bay Company.He remained here for the rest of his life, marrying Cecilia Douglas, the eldest daughter of Governor James Douglas. The young couple has a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM10JP_the-thunderstorm-project_St-Cloud-FL.html
On a typical summer afternoon thunderstorms will be seen in the skies surrounding this site. So common they are often ignored, thunderstorms are nevertheless vital to the State's economy. They provide most of Florida's annual rainfall, but lighten…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3Y5_jesse-lazear-m-d_Baltimore-MD.html
Johns Hopkins researcher in Cuba. To find the cause of yellow fever he courageously exposed himself to virus-infected mosquitoes and died of the disease, thereby proving the route of transmission.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMURH_confederate-hospitals_Columbus-GA.html
In February 1864, to relieve the serious overcrowding of Confederate hospitals in the Atlanta and Dalton areas, Columbus was chosen as the site of a 1,500 bed army hospital. Eight buildings on Broad Street, including two saloons and the Court Hous…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY5M_city-of-firsts_Merriam-KS.html
A pioneer and leader in the development of the Johnson County area, Merriam has recorded several "firsts." Prior to the incorporation of Overland Park in 1950, Merriam was home to the county's first high school, then known as Shawnee Mission Ru…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H64_bear-and-the-steelhead_Bethesda-MD.html
The carvings on this bench depict a story from the Salish people of the northwestern United States and British Columbia, Canada. The story teaches respect for natural cycles, represented by the salmon annual migration upriver from the sea to fresh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUEG_john-r-kissinger_Huntington-IN.html
John R. Kissinger, who lived in Huntington in his latter years, became the first volunteer to subject himself to the bite of an infected mosquito (1900) in an experiment to identify the cause of "Yellow Jack" (Yellow Fever). This successful experi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQJ9_gladstone-memorial-health-center_Tangier-VA.html
Dr. Charles Gladstone (1880 - 1968) was Tangier's longest serving doctor. He arrived in 1918 and was always on call. Monthly, he would go door-to-door to collect his flat fee of $1.50 but would accept whatever the family could afford. This monthly…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRB2_medical-society-of-north-carolina_Raleigh-NC.html
Successor to earlier group founded in 1799. Formed here in 1849. Dr. Edmund Strudwick was first president.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM35S_norton-s-townshend-m-d_Avon-OH.html
(1815-1895) A progressive farmer, physician, and legislator, Norton S. Townshend lived in Avon from 1830 until his death. His introduction of field drainage tile significantly increased the productivity of Avon farmland. A well-educated country do…
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