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Group seeks removal of Jacksonville's Confederate statues
June 23rd 2017 9:11PM

It's the site of a monument to Women of the Confederacy that was dedicated in 1915 and a historical marker placed by the Sons of Confederate ...

Historic highway marker returned to original location
June 23rd 2017 7:30PM

"The building is no longer there, but there is a historical marker about 8 miles away on Route 29 in Blairs. That was the site of Beavers Tavern," ...

Marker unveiling Saturday
June 23rd 2017 6:33PM

Last August, American Legion Post 157 announced it was applying for a historical marker honoring Clinton Greaves. Born into slavery in Madison in ...

Site for marker memorializing MOVE tragedy still not pinned down
June 23rd 2017 6:11PM

At a Saturday afternoon ceremony in West Philadelphia, officials will unveil a state historical marker detailing the 1985 MOVE bombing, one of the ...

Woodlawn
June 23rd 2017 6:01PM

Woodlawn. Woodlawn and adjacent areas of Carroll County have made a rich contribution to America's traditional music. Ernest V. (Pop) Stoneman ...

Anne Horrigan Geary: Irish put down roots by workin' on the railroad
June 23rd 2017 5:03PM

DALTON — My love of trains and Irish history came together in an odd way this week. It's no secret that a lot of Irish immigrants found work in ...

Celebrating the History of Detroit's Iconic United Sound Systems Recording Studio
June 23rd 2017 4:52PM

There is an event this Sunday, June 25th at United Sound to celebrate the installation of the historical marker. Click on the audio player above to hear ...

Wisconsin Avenue sculptures a defining accomplishment for Milwaukee as an art destination
June 23rd 2017 3:56PM

“Shoreline Repast” looks like a Wisconsin Historical Marker created by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Familiar in brown wood with raised golden ...

Let Winder's marker stand where it should
June 23rd 2017 3:23PM

Re: “Salisbury mayor joins call for removal of Confederate historical marker,” June 21 and “Salisbury Confederate marker finds support in petition,” ...

Miami
June 23rd 2017 3:01PM

Do you have tourism related questions? Are you visiting Miami? Check the WIKI page or FAQ in (/r/VisitingMiami) and post all questions in the weekly ...

Why Philly's MOVE bombing historical marker is only temporary
June 23rd 2017 3:00PM

Philly will celebrate the long-planned historical marker for the MOVE bombing site Saturday, but the marker won't actually be installed. The Jubilee ...

Where does Gen. Winder belong?
June 23rd 2017 2:55PM

A plaque commemorating Gen. John Henry Winder's service to the Confederacy has graced the lawn of the Wicomico County Courthouse since 1965.

Confederate Plaque Sparks Controversy in Salisbury
June 23rd 2017 12:56PM

There is an online petition being circulated opposing the removal of a historical marker for Confederate General John Henry Winder in downtown ...

Wheeler House
June 23rd 2017 11:25AM

Derelict and missing its Texas Historical Marker, the Wheeler House stands about three miles west of Honey Grove, at 14372 TX 56. It's only a matter ...

Dogan Alumni Unveiling for Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 10:52AM

The Dogan Alumni Association cordially invites everyone to the Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony in recognition of Dogan High School on ...

The Former Miami Stadium Deserves a Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 9:46AM

The Former Miami Stadium Deserves a Historical Marker. 1. Does anyone ever have trouble with the MLB At Bat app on Apple TV? Every night I turn ...

Community Calendar: June 23, 2017
June 23rd 2017 9:01AM

St. Mary's Historical Marker Unveiling. 2 p.m., site of former St. Mary's Academy, Main Street, Champlain. With former members of the Class of 1962 ...

Historical marker will honor Purple Heart winner from Orange
June 23rd 2017 8:04AM

(ORANGE – WINA) A new state historical marker that honors a Tuskegee Airman who died in World War Two will be dedicated Saturday in the Town ...

Smithville to name members to new historic preservation, design board
June 23rd 2017 5:26AM

... Committee, including Nancy Catherman, Jill Strube, Joanna Morgan and David Herrington, to display the newly created Smithville historical marker.

The Stonemans
June 23rd 2017 3:43AM

His 1924 hit song, “The Titanic” was among the earliest in country music. (A historical marker located in Woodlawn in Carroll County, Virginia.)

Business keeps up flag fight
June 23rd 2017 3:33AM

The flag sits next to a historical marker at the corner of Russell Street and John C. Calhoun Drive. The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 842 says it ...

Efforts Stalled In Placing Permanent MOVE Bombing Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 2:37AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The site of the 1985 MOVE Bombing was scheduled to get a historical marker installed this week along Cobbs Creek ...

Efforts Stalled In Placing Permanent MOVE Bombing Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 2:16AM

The site of the 1985 MOVE Bombing was scheduled to get a historical marker installed this week along Cobbs Creek Parkway.

Calls For Confederate Marker To Be Removed From Md. Courthouse
June 23rd 2017 1:55AM

Related Posts; New In Last Hour; Efforts Stalled In Placing Permanent MOVE Bombing Historical Marker The site of the 1985 MOVE Bombing was ...

Technical History Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 1:20AM

A redoubt is a small temporary fortification of entrenched earth and wood. (A historical marker located in Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania ...

Efforts Stalled In Placing Permanent MOVE Bombing Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 1:14AM

http://bit.ly/2rH17aHPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The site of the 1985 MOVE Bombing was scheduled to get a historical marker installed this week along ...

NY State Historical Marker — Ichabod Crane
June 23rd 2017 1:08AM

This videotape helps to celebrate the dedication of a 'Legends & Lore' historical marker naming Ichabod Crane and Jesse Merwin at the c 1850 ...

Tuskegee airman marker to be dedicated in town of Orange
June 23rd 2017 1:01AM

... to Hungary, will be remembered at noon as dignitaries dedicate a state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Efforts Stalled In Placing Permanent MOVE Bombing Historical Marker
June 23rd 2017 12:56AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The site of the 1985 MOVE Bombing was scheduled to get a historical marker installed this week along Cobbs Creek ...

Stone towers provide history lesson
June 23rd 2017 12:33AM

According to the historical marker “These three stone water towers were erected by local craftsman.” They were constructed out of local uncoursed ...

Smallpox
June 22nd 2017 10:57PM

Smallpox at Quebec In December 1775, over a thousand Continental Army Soldiers, under the command of General Benedict Arnold and General ...

Smallpox
June 22nd 2017 10:57PM

Smallpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the virus Varoila major. (A historical marker located in Carlisle in Cumberland County, ...

Smallpox
June 22nd 2017 10:57PM

Washington himself had survived the disease when he was 19. (A historical marker located in Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.)

Legacy of Carver school etched on alumni hearts
June 22nd 2017 10:30PM

A young man who worked with the group last year has submitted all the paperwork for a historical marker. Wesley, the Carver Center Facility manager, ...

Salisbury Confederate marker finds support in petition
June 22nd 2017 9:45PM

If online signatures are any measure of public sentiment about removing a historical marker commemorating a Confederate general in Salisbury, ...

NGA to honor historical marker of satellite tracking facility in Great Falls, Virginia
June 22nd 2017 8:20PM

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – The Virginia Board of Historic Resources is scheduled to dedicate a historical marker June 24 at 10 a.m., honoring the work of ...

St. Mary's Academy location to be remembered with marker
June 22nd 2017 7:07PM

CHAMPLAIN — A historical marker at the site where St. Mary's Academy stood in the Village of Champlain will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

Burnet County Historical Commission wins Distinguished Service Award
June 22nd 2017 6:56PM

... led to the district acquiring a historical marker for the old school; presenting a number of educational programs to the community; acknowledging 10 ...

Volunteers Make Progress On Simmons Cemetery
June 22nd 2017 6:45PM

She hopes to complete the necessary documents to establish a historical marker for Simmons Cemetery, just like Giles Cemetery is receiving.

Monument Planned to Honor Black Heritage
June 22nd 2017 6:11PM

By locating an historical marker acknowledging and honoring those who were brought here through the middle passage, forgotten by history, yet who ...

Giles Cemetery To Unveil Texas Historical Cemetery Marker
June 22nd 2017 5:37PM

After over three years of work and documentation the Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Texas Historical Cemetery Marker. Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. ...

Local Beat
June 22nd 2017 3:11PM

If you are interested on how to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for a topic in your community come to the Liz Gillispie ...

Detroit Historical Museum's Detroit Riot Exhibit is a Must-See
June 22nd 2017 1:41PM

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Riot, we're bound to see and hear more about this historical marker that forever changed the ...

Off topic: Older and alone, View-Master's history, marking history, 'Transformers' review
June 22nd 2017 1:30PM

The Historical Marker Database provides “bite-size bits of local, national, and global history.” And one of the best movie reviews ever is this one of the ...

The Former Miami Stadium Deserves a Historical Marker
June 22nd 2017 1:30PM

He's on a mission to raise funds — a humble $2,500, with $1,280 raised to date — to erect a historical marker on the site of the former Miami Stadium.

OPA board election race now down to four
June 22nd 2017 11:49AM

READ MORE:Salisbury mayor joins calls for removal of Confederate historical marker. READ MORE: Rehoboth man steals car left with key inside at ...

All-Black Paratroopers Recognized with Oregon Historical Marker
June 22nd 2017 6:22AM

All-Black Paratroopers Recognized with Oregon Historical Marker. Triple-Nickles-full.jpg Read at The Skanner: The secret history of the Triple Nickles ...

DeWitt Park Historic District
June 22nd 2017 2:05AM

This historic district contains many of the City's earliest surviving residential, religious and public buildings. (A historical marker located in Ithaca in ...

Historical marker set for West Philly site of 1985 MOVE bombing
June 22nd 2017 1:30AM

Students from Southwest Philadelphia's private Jubilee School will be on hand Saturday for a hard-won ceremony to place at historical marker at the ...

Navasota
June 22nd 2017 12:51AM

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Historical Marker Honoring Scott Bibb Unveiled in Alton
June 22nd 2017 12:11AM

GODFREY - Lewis and Clark Community College unveiled and dedicated the very first historical marker honoring the work of an African American in ...

Ithaca College
June 21st 2017 11:47PM

A historical marker located in Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York.)

Historical Marker in Birmingham, Alabama
June 21st 2017 9:16PM

On Palm Sunday, 1963, Rev. N. H. Smith, Rev. John T. Porter, and Rev. A. D. King joined together to lead a sympathy march from St. Paul United ...

Paul Feinman becomes first openly gay judge on state high court
June 21st 2017 8:36PM

... chose me because he thought I was the best for the job,” Feinman said after the vote, while acknowledging the “historical marker” of the occasion.

Butch Cassidy
June 21st 2017 3:04PM

Reportedly, in October 1899 Butch Cassidy and several members of the Wild Bunch, also known as the Hole-in-the-wall Gang, travelled through ...

Activities for June 22 through June 28
June 21st 2017 9:56PM

Historical Marker Dedication and Unveiling to honor Capt Andrew Maples Jr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, is set for noon Saturday on West ...

Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
June 21st 2017 6:56PM

The monument, considered a historical marker, marks the spot where Nimuué's remains were found and was what got Phletus and Sally interested in ...

Confederate historical marker raises controversy in Salisbury
June 21st 2017 2:45PM

Confederate historical marker raises controversy in Salisbury. “(Oh. The Contoversy! – Ed.) The peaceful lawn of the historic Wicomico County ...

3 Tips For a Better City Vacation
June 20th 2017 9:00PM

Here, my daughter is leaning over the fence of a graveyard to use the historical marker to decipher the code our scavenger hunt had given us.

Childhood home of noted Disney animator, painter Joshua Meador is on the market
June 21st 2017 3:22PM

The mailbox identifies the current owners as The Castleberrys, but the home is better known as the Joshua Meador house, as the historical marker out ...

The Monument
June 21st 2017 3:00PM

This monument designed by Sir Christopher Wren was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London 1666 which burned for three days consuming ...

Municipal Band to Perform 'Music for a Summer Night' at Bandshell
June 21st 2017 1:41PM

The concert will feature a special ceremony unveiling a historical marker for Allen Park by the city historian B. Delores Thompson and Jamestown ...

Historical marker unveiled
June 21st 2017 11:01AM

A new historical marker honoring Scott and Josephine Carr Schreiner, and their contributions to local and state history, was unveiled June 16 at their ...

Montgomery Hall Park now a Virginia landmark
June 21st 2017 11:03AM

In 2015, the park received a State of Virginia Historical Marker. For a long time Virginia's Department of Historic Resources focused on honoring those ...

Honoring a forgotten legacy: Historical marker placed in honor of Scott Bibb
June 21st 2017 5:57AM

Robert Wadlow, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Miles Davis... These names invoke familiar images of Alton's great and troubled history, but what about Scott Bibb?

Confederate historical marker raises controversy in Salisbury
June 21st 2017 9:56AM

The peaceful lawn of the historic Wicomico County Courthouse with its tall, old shade trees and brick walkways seems an unlikely place for a ...

Archeology in Shreveport: An old Jesuit church excavated from the clay
June 21st 2017 2:43AM

White initially approached Glorioso with the idea of placing an historical marker on the site. But when the history professor pinpointed that the plot ...

James Rogers McConnell
June 20th 2017 9:39PM

He volunteered in the American Ambulance Service as an ambulance driver. (A historical marker located near Carthage in Moore County, North ...

First Baptist Church of Lockney
June 20th 2017 9:39PM

Led by The Rev. I. B. Kimbrough, nineteen charter members organized the First Missionary Baptist Church of Floyd County in December 1890.

Historical marker unveiled
June 21st 2017 5:15AM

A new historical marker honoring Scott and Josephine Carr Schreiner, and their contributions to local and state history, was unveiled June 16 at their ...

Remembrance of doing the right thing
June 21st 2017 4:18AM

The News-Journal published a story this week reporting, in part, that four Gregg County historical markers are in the process of being finalized in ...

Thomas P. Huff Farmstead
June 20th 2017 8:12PM

The site also includes a circa 1800 three-bay Dutch Barn, 1870 corn crib and other agricultural buildings. (A historical marker located in Hillsborough ...

Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony in Denton
June 21st 2017 3:29AM

There will be a historical marker dedication ceremony at the home Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception and tour. Priestly ...

Mobile Webb App Allows Tourist to Experience the History of Black People In South Carolina
June 20th 2017 11:15PM

One such location is The Cigar Factory in Charleston, which recently received a historical marker. According to Dawn-House, The Cigar Factory, now ...

Historical sign still missing
June 20th 2017 10:41PM

A state historical marker is still missing from its location in Victoria after nearly two months. The Victoria County Historical Commission is continuing to ...

NHRA pioneer "Akron Arlen" Vanke dies
June 20th 2017 10:18PM

... at the Akron Municipal Airport in the 1950s, which just last year was bestowed an Ohio Historical Marker memorializing their accomplishments.

"Courage in the face of adversity"
June 20th 2017 8:15PM

The historical marker was unveiled and remarks by Stu Fliege, vice president of the Illinois State Historical Society, followed. He gave an overview of ...

Oak Street home gets historical designation
June 20th 2017 6:22PM

The historical marker in front of the home will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a reception and home tour free and open to the public.

Honoring a forgotten legacy: Historical marker placed in honor of Scott Bibb
June 20th 2017 6:22PM

ALTON - Robert Wadlow, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Miles Davis... These names invoke familiar images of Alton's great and troubled history, but what about ...

Honoring a forgotten legacy: Historical marker placed in honor of Scott Bibb
June 20th 2017 6:34PM

ALTON - Robert Wadlow, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Miles Davis... These names invoke familiar images of Alton's great and troubled history, but what about ...

Ballinger's '12-Mile' Bridge Catches Fire
June 20th 2017 5:03PM

“I think those of [us] that remember the bridge would like to have a historical marker there because it was a significant part of the community at one time ...

Group effort brings new historical marker to Springfield park
June 20th 2017 4:18PM

Commissioner Ed Kelly, Commissioner Dan Lanciano, Boy Scout Zach Newman, Commissioner Paul Wechsler, Park Board member Megan Cortese ...

Historical Marker - Picture of Carnton, Franklin
June 20th 2017 11:10AM

Carnton, Franklin Picture: Historical Marker - Check out TripAdvisor members' 2154 candid photos and videos of Carnton.

Dedication of Historical Marker
June 20th 2017 5:53AM

Harris County Historical Commission invites everyone to a special event in conjunction with the Juneteenth celebration - the dedication of the Harris ...

Belleview
June 20th 2017 4:02AM

Three miles southwest is Belleview, home of Major John Redd, a pioneer in this section. (A historical marker located near Martinsville in Henry County, ...

Tex Randall receives Official Texas Historical Marker
June 20th 2017 1:03AM

The Texas Historical Commission has recognized Tex Randall as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker.