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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJZU_david-mckee_McKeesport-PA.html
From whom McKeesport derives its name, first permanent white settler at the forks of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers in 1755. The Colonial Government granted to him exclusive right of ferrage over these rivers April 3, 1769, called"McKee's…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15WF_the-lewis-and-clark-expedition-across-missouri_Marthasville-MO.html
"Camped at the mouth of a Creek called river a Chauritte, above a Small french Village of 7 houses and as many families... The people at this Village is pore, houses Small, they Sent us milk & eggs to eat."William Clark, May 25, 1804 On May 25,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMB9D_mohegan-bluffs_New-Shoreham-RI.html
1590 A war party of 40 Mohegan Indianswas driven over these bluffs byBlock Island Indians - The Manisseans.Along this shore manyvessels were wrecked S. Ann Hope · S.S. LeydenMars · SpartanJohn Davis · MunagoS.S. Meteor &mid…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXNE_united-states-merchant-marine-veterans_Emporia-KS.html
In memory ofUnited StatesMerchant Marine VeteransofForeign Wars
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTWZ_welcome-to-glendale-shoals_Glendale-SC.html
Glendale is a place where history lives. Within a mile of this spot are the sites of a colonial ironworks, a Revolutionary War skirmish, and one of the most historic textile mills in the South. Today, the village still remains, but the mill is gon…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG7X_salt-ponds_Sunnyvale-CA.html
Beginning with the Ohlone people, who harvested salt for local use and regional trade, small scale salt production on San Francisco Bay expanded into one of the largest industrial solar evaporation complexes in the world. Salt production transform…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DAI_harry-bridges-memorial_Los-Angeles-CA.html
Panel 1:Harry Bridges1901 - 1990Founder of the ILWUPanel 2:Harry Bridges was an Australian seaman who came ashore and started longshoring in San Francisco in 1922. Unsafe working conditions, corrupt hiring practices and low wages convinced Harry t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8T1_brandywine-village_Wilmington-DE.html
Around 1740 water-powered mills began to appear in this area where the Brandywine River ends its journey falling 124 feet in its final five miles. Small vessels carrying grain from nearby farms sailed directly to the mills. Other ships laden with …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMIYU_village-of-pomeroy_Pomeroy-OH.html
Since it was formed in 1819, Meigs County was fostered by its location on 57 miles of the Ohio River, named by the Indians"Oyo," meaning beautiful river. Pomeroy, the county seat, was named for Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy, an early landholder. His compa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6S1_port-penn-front-range-light_Middletown-DE.html
In 1875, Congress approved funding to build several lighthouses along this segment of the Delaware River. This site was purchased in April 1876, and by December the Port Penn Front Range Light was completed. Constructed under the direction of the …
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