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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

CoeRidge.com - 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 ...

Touring the Past
January 20th 2018 6:21PM

Powerful floods, heavy traffic loads, vandalism, and neglect have led to the demise of hundreds of historic covered bridges. (A historical marker located in Lowell in Lane County, Oregon.)

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, ...

Nonprofits support the community
January 21st 2018 5:03AM

Nonprofits in Alliance continue with their tradition of success throughout 2017 and plan to continue in 2018. The nonprofit organizations offer a variety of services and products to the Alliance community and provide thousands of hours of community service. The following organizations have been some ...

NEVADA HISTORICAL MARKER GUIDEBOOK by DAVE (ED) BASSO
January 20th 2018 11:38PM

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Column: Rosebud, Falls County should honor Tomlinson
January 21st 2018 5:37AM

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Nonprofits support the community
January 21st 2018 5:03AM

The society helped Alliance to receive its fifth Ohio Historical Marker located at “The Crossing.” The marker can be found in downtown Alliance near the railroad crossing that allowed Alliance to receive its name. Throughout 2017, the Historical Society received more than 50 donations. The donations ...

Of dark-eyed juncos and ruby-crowed kinglets
January 20th 2018 8:48PM

By 11:30 we were at the Hawks Nest historical marker. Great vista with an immature bald eagle soaring in the distance. An adult bald eagle flew by us above the ridge. We heard “kak-kak-kak, and Kleek-kik-kik-ik-ik,” bald eagle vocalizations below us. We searched but could not locate the eagle.

Leonard Reedy, Gunsmith – Historical Marker
January 20th 2018 6:36PM

Leonard Reedy, Gunsmith – Historical Marker. Leonard Reedy has been recognized as one of the most skillful gunsmiths during the period 1650-1850. Reedy learned his trade in the Womelsdorf-Reading school gunsmithing. Reedy was born on 20 August 1776 in Lehigh County, later moving to ...

Bill Pickett The Cowboy Historical Marker Taylor Texas
January 20th 2018 3:22PM

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Roadside history: Historical markers help tell stories of county's past
January 20th 2018 1:41PM

Towering signs along Kentucky roadways tell the stories of the men and women, the places and events that shaped the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Historical Society estimates there are at least 2,400 official historical markers throughout the state with brief but significant information about Kentucky's ...

Slave Memorial
January 19th 2018 8:21PM

In 1929, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association placed a marker noting the location of the slave cemetery, believed to be the first commemoration of its kind at a historic site. (A historical marker located in Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia.)

Albany hopes to use civil rights history to boost tourism
January 20th 2018 3:56AM

After nearly five decades, the legendary footprints near Albany Civil Rights Institute will now be featured in the US Civil Rights Trail. "Those folk who left out of this church and went downtown most times knowing that they will probably be arrested," said Albany Civil Rights Institute Executive Director Frank ...

Historically, Brunswick-Altamaha Canal misses the boat
January 20th 2018 12:45AM

Motorists whiz past a roadside historical marker there by the scores each day. The canal was to unite the best of everything from Brunswick and Darien, combining each coastal community with what it lacked. But the project was troubled from the start. Setbacks plagued the project for nearly 30 years, ...

Historical Marker Dedicated for Verrett Church
January 19th 2018 10:07PM

Pastor Raymond Smith and congregational members of the First Baptist Church of Verrett unveiled and dedicated a new state historical marker at a ceremony held on Monday, Jan. 15. Joined by St. Bernard Parish elected offi cials, tourism representatives Islenos community and generations of the Smith ...

Civil War Profiles — A Civil War trip of a lifetime: Part 2
January 19th 2018 9:33PM

A historical marker commemorates Wallace's life. It reads: “Major General Lew Wallace, 1827-1905. As Indiana's adjutant general he organized the state for war. He saw action at Ft. Donelson [Tenn.], Shiloh [Tenn.] and Monocacy [Md.]. Later served as governor of New Mexico Territory and minister to ...

Janis: At 75, her memory lends fire to rock, blues
January 19th 2018 4:07PM

A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,450-square-foot house, the home has a Texas Historical marker in its front yard. Originally put on the market for $500,000 in 2016, the house has seen its price drop to $250,000 and finally to $200,000 last year. According to realtor.com, the tax assessment on the place ...

Bentonville officials, public explore Bella Vista Lake options
January 19th 2018 9:11AM

Miller also suggested having a historical marker to honor the history of the location. "I like everything that I heard," said Martin Smith, principal of Ecological Design Group, adding the firm is all about combining recreational features and an ecosystem in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously approve African-American Heritage Trail
January 19th 2018 3:56AM

The trail is continuous except between the historical marker at Stewart Road Bridge and Columbia Cemetery. A path would need to be created next to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house, according to Huffington. For the trail to be constructed, the commission needs "an easement from the Lambda Chi ...

History Lesson
How America's most popular cookie - the chocolate chip - was born

January 18th 2018 6:33PM

Timber Clearing Project Opens Up View of Riffe Lake
January 18th 2018 6:33PM

Located just east of the Mossyrock Dam, the long gravel pullout on the southside of the highway comes complete with plenty of parking space and a historical marker. However, for at least the last 10 years, the vista had been blocked by a thick patch of timber that had sprouted up in the decades since the ...

Historical Markers
January 17th 2018 5:49PM

Please click on the historical marker number below to view its location on the Texas Historical Commission Atlas. Albert Clinton Horton — Wharton County. Historical Marker — 5481006475. Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery — Wharton County. Historical Marker — 5481000172 ...

Cincinnati Cityscapes And City Views Pictures
January 18th 2018 9:40AM

Cincinnati Reds Historical marker sits outside Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 21, 2017.

Proposal would eliminate huge waste coal pile in Swoyersville
January 18th 2018 5:37AM

That section will be next to the existing Roosevelt Park and could become more recreation space or a site for a historical marker commemorating where the breaker once stood. It's unclear exactly what will happen to the rest of the site. Yudichak and Hughes said similar reclamation sites have generally ...

Guest column: Demystifying the myth of black Confederates
January 18th 2018 4:41AM

There is an historical marker memorializing his service, and he was given full Confederate military honors by 37th Texas Calvary Pee Dee Rifles, SVC Camp 1419 8th S.C. Infantry. According to Isabel Vandervelde's book, "Aiken County: The Only South Carolina County Founded During Reconstruction," ...

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January 17th 2018 10:37PM

Beal Botanical Garden. Wj beal botanical garden, msu philosophy and madeleines. Beal botanical garden jane kramer photographer w j beal botanical. Hand made gates and stair rails for the w j beal botanical. Wj beal botanical garden historical marker. Date: 17 January 2018; Tag: Beal Botanical ...

Exploring the Cultural Geography of San Jose's East Side
January 18th 2018 12:33AM

The old house where Cesar Chavez once lived is designated with another historical marker. The neighbors are accustomed to weirdos rambling by to take pictures, so Alvarado and I are clear to lurk on the sidewalk. No one seems to mind. Only then do we circle back along Alum Rock to the Mexican ...

Why the White Sox should absolutely trade for the Marlins' home-run sculpture
January 18th 2018 12:22AM

We'll put a historical marker astride it that explains that how this thing from Miami wound up on 35th Street in Chicago. It was a trade, you see. Add seats with four-point seat belts and cage protection to the flying fish and sell tickets to sit in them, all in the hopes that Yoan Moncada sends you for a ride.

DuBois
January 17th 2018 8:52PM

In 1872 John DuBois came to the area and set up sawmills. They employed hundreds of men, sawed billions of board feet of lumber and operated until 1904. (A historical marker located in DuBois in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.)

Footprints of Fayette
January 17th 2018 8:15PM

In circa 1839, the William Hamilton Ledbetter family relocated from Perry, Tenn. to the James Winn League in northern Fayette County with the intent to establish a plantation. At the time, William and his wife, Jane Amanda Peacock, had four children. Five additional children were born in Fayette County.

252 take to the roads, bridges for Lions Fort Pierce Half Marathon and 5K
January 17th 2018 6:56PM

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, thanks to the efforts of the Fort Pierce Lions Club and the City of Fort Pierce, the park also is recognized as part of the Florida Historical Marker Program. Participants experienced a plethora of picturesque scenes, including a spectacular sunrise, ...

Whitley County bicentennial birthday party pushed back to Thursday
January 17th 2018 4:18PM

... Samuel Cox's house about founding the county with Williamsburg as the county seat. Cox donated six acres of land where the original courthouse was built. He also had a tavern where meetings were held. Officials plan to unveil a historical marker commemorating the founding of the county on April 7.

DAR chapter celebrates women
January 17th 2018 3:00PM

Officer and committee reports were presented. Members were reminded to submit information about World War I veterans in their families to be displayed at the state conference in April. Discussion included a plan to replace or restore a historical marker purchased by the chapter several decades ago; ...

POST TIME: Iconic Barefoot Mailman route ended 125 years ago this week
January 17th 2018 5:03AM

But the carriers are memorialized in the town seal of Hypoluxo, a historical marker at Boca Raton's Spanish River Park and a statue of Hamilton near the spot in Broward County where he died. The most dramatic tribute is a six-panel mural painted by Connecticut artist Steven Dohanos in the late 1930s.

View from the past
January 17th 2018 5:03AM

A historical marker honoring the memory of Brigadier General Arthur Middleton Manigault will be erected within the next few days by the highway department. The local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was named for Manigault. A Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of General P.T. ...

Wendell Scott's amazing story: NASCAR's black pioneer won against huge odds
January 17th 2018 4:14AM

Danville, once one of the South's leading textile manufacturing towns, lists Scott among its honored native sons. A historical marker near his former shop lists his accomplishments, and the street where his house and shop are located was renamed Wendell Scott Drive in 1997, seven years after his death ...

PUBLIC STEAMBOAT LANDING - - Now Dobbins Landing - - A HISTORY
January 17th 2018 5:03AM

This time they named it Dobbins Landing.” Captain Daniel Dobbins was a true Erie hero and the name was very fitting. In 2003, he was honored by the Pennsylvania Historial and Museum Commission with a state historical marker on Dobbins Landing. In the next article here on Goerie.com/presque-isle, ...

Letters: Historic movies must be considered with context
January 16th 2018 9:56PM

I think it is appropriate to put “Gone With the Wind” in context. The movie depicts an era long gone by. Whether or not Rhett Butler took Scarlett against her will, I don't think that should be made an issue in a film depicting Civil War America. It was wrong or an example of harassment, yes, but it most ...

New plaque graces Mansfield's renamed Lowney Common
January 16th 2018 5:48PM

Chocolate factory owner Walter Lowney bought the land near the train station, fixed it up and donated it to the town as a common in 1917. Today, the common bears his name and a newly erected historical marker there shares his story. “Back in the old days when I was a kid we called it Lowney ...

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January 16th 2018 7:25AM

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Mississippi, Natchez Trace Parkway, Chickasaw Council House historical marker sign Pictures
January 16th 2018 3:06AM

Mississippi, Natchez Trace Parkway, Chickasaw Council House historical marker sign.

Charles Hodges Howard Grimes Hubby Mitchell Teenie Hodges and Otis Clay at the dedication of ...
January 15th 2018 9:28PM

Charles Hodges, Howard Grimes, Hubby Mitchell, Teenie Hodges, and Otis Clay at the dedication of the historical marker at Willie's Mitchell's Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee on March 1, 2012.

Enhancement committee boasts busy 2017
January 16th 2018 3:56PM

"Our big, main project this year was to finish up a historical marker by the high school that tells all about the old high school," said Judy Boyd, committee chairman. "We had a patio built and we're in the process of having a picture installed." The finishing touches of the historical marker will be complete ...

US Civil Rights Trail features 11 Georgia sites
January 16th 2018 3:33PM

Shiloh Baptist Church, Albany: A historical marker commemorates the day Dr. King spoke to more than 1,500 people at Mount Zion Baptist Church, so many that the crowd spilled over to Shiloh Church. The mission of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail is to turn a complicated history into a transformative journey ...

Barbara Bedell: Eagle Scout restores Sterling Iron Furnace
January 16th 2018 3:11PM

He was applauded for restoring a significant part of American history. Since then, the Iron Furnace has attracted visitors, including tours by historical groups. The new Eagle is flying with ideas to further promote the site with a historical marker. But for now he's just happy to hear that people have gone to ...

Park Site
January 16th 2018 2:08AM

The site of this park once belonged to the River-to-Lake Sainte-Reyne Concession granted to Jean-Daniel Kolly, c. 1720. (A historical marker located in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.)

Parish of Jefferson
January 16th 2018 2:08AM

On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. (A historical marker located in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.)

Foundations matter
January 16th 2018 3:11AM

Let me begin by thanking the columnists and reporters of the Vicksburg Post for their outstanding coverage of the Magnolia Avenue High School Historical Marker Program and Unveiling on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Special thanks also to Mayor George Flaggs who supported our request (Athenia ...

Noted Owner
January 16th 2018 2:08AM

Lafreniere. Born at the Chapitoulas September 30, 1728. (A historical marker located in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.)

Fame and Fate
January 16th 2018 1:40AM

A historical marker located in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.)

If you can't run, then walk: Reidsville marches for unity, justice, King's dream
January 15th 2018 10:30PM

The group trekked a half mile lap from “The Block” historical marker on Martin Luther King Drive—unveiled exactly one year prior to honor the row of black-owned businesses that once stood there— down to Gilmer Street, up S. Main Street and concluding at the Reidsville Police Department steps.

Greenville businessman remembers Dr. King's visit to the Upstate
January 15th 2018 10:04PM

“We were trying to build a future in this community,” Garrett said. The Greenville NAACP constructed a historical marker in front of the Claussen Bakery building last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's visit to Greenville. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a federal holiday in 1986.

Historical Marker at Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
January 15th 2018 8:40AM

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Teenie Hodges photographed at Royal Studios in Memphis Tennessee on March 1 2012 Yvonne ...
January 15th 2018 7:36AM

Teenie Hodges photographed at Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee on March 1, 2012. Yvonne Mitchell is on the left of the photo.

Unity, Greensburg events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15th 2018 6:53PM

A state historical marker recognizes an 1858 event in Blairsville when townspeople rescued Richard Newman from bounty hunters who attempted to seize him as a fugitive slave. Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

Peper column: We're still learning about each other
January 15th 2018 11:03AM

As so much attention is aimed at what should or should not be stated about a statue that stands high above Marion Square, maybe we should erect a historical marker on the ground to honor the courage of Mary P. Bowers. Damon Fordham found her in some old newspaper clippings. I'm glad I find him ...

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January 14th 2018 9:24AM

Morgan Springer
January 15th 2018 3:13AM

Born in 1814 in Fayette County, PA, to Zedoc and Eleanor Springer, Morgan flat-boated down the Mississippi River with James Frost, a friend, around 1840. (A historical marker located in Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.)

John Carlton Beatty
January 14th 2018 3:03PM

Born in 1808 in Mason County, Kentucky, Beatty and his first wife, Charlotte Reid, moved to Lafourche Parish early in life. (A historical marker located in Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.)

James Mcallister
January 14th 2018 3:03PM

James Mcallister was born in 1809 in Kentucky and practiced law in New Orleans until moving to Thibodaux in 1838. (A historical marker located in Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.)

GRAINS FROM THE SANDBAR - Navasota fire at peak of WWI
January 13th 2018 11:03PM

The historical marker on the Goodwin Building indicates that it was the first brick building constructed in 1871 in Navasota. It would be 15 years later after the construction of the Goodwin Building that the Navasota Fire Department was formed in 1886. Historical records indicate the fire department was ...

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January 14th 2018 11:29AM

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photo, Site of Old Baltimore historical marker, Abingdon (Harford County), Maryland
January 14th 2018 9:48AM

Though I have Scottish & Anglo Border Reivers as the title to this board, the truth was, the people of the Anglo-Scottish Borders did not consider themselves Scottish or English. The Borderers were FAMILY FIRST above all else. Fm Reasonable Robinson's article: "...an ARMSTRONG before England or ...

Arts Notes: Soprano Renee Fleming to perform at the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018 Gala
January 14th 2018 7:52AM

The Beaches Museum & History Park will unveil a historical marker to denote the site of Henry Flagler's Continental Hotel at 10 a.m. Saturday. The marker will be placed outside the gate of the Cloister Condominiums, located where Beach Avenue meets 10th Street in Atlantic Beach. A reception will ...

Weehawken Dueling Grounds Marker
January 13th 2018 8:04AM

Somewhere below this site, on a wooded ledge twenty feet above the Hudson River, lay the dueling grounds. (A historical marker located in Weehawken in Hudson County, New Jersey. Find this Pin and more on ♡ T R A V E L ♡ by mc0209. Weehawken Dueling Grounds Marker, Weehawken, New ...

Howard E. Covington Jr.: Self-Help melds social progress, financial power
January 14th 2018 5:03AM

Any future historical marker for Self-Help, if ever one is erected, really belongs fifty miles west of Durham alongside a suburban road south of Greensboro, North Carolina, near a farmhouse where Martin Eakes first hung out his shingle at the home of his parents, Marion and Mary Eakes. His father was a ...

Letter: Family burial vault rich with local history
January 13th 2018 11:37PM

We need to support the descendants of the Slingerland family in their efforts to restore the 1852 burial vault ("Fight to save vault uncovers history," Jan. 7). The family's history contains colorful characters galore. For example, on the north side of Creble Road in Selkirk, about 250 yards west of its ...

Eagle Point
January 13th 2018 9:16PM

A historical marker located in Eagle Point in Jackson County, Oregon.)

Historical marker for the Divine Elm at Fort Boonesborough Pictures
January 13th 2018 5:12AM

Historical marker for the Divine Elm at Fort Boonesborough. This tree was the site of the first legislative session held in Kentucky.

SC African American Heritage Commission launches new 'Green Book,' names top black history sites
January 13th 2018 1:07PM

... highlighting a handful of sites, even as it continues to collect information about other places in the state that deserve an historical marker, especially sites associated with the Reconstruction period, 1865-1877, during which blacks suddenly achieved remarkable successes after centuries of oppression.

Mosier, Oregon Historical Markers
January 12th 2018 3:59PM

A list of Historical Markers or Monuments in Mosier, Oregon.

Columbus statue to stay put, mayor says
January 13th 2018 5:15AM

But when it comes to the Christopher Columbus statue, a historical marker will be added. While a majority of the commission voted to keep the Columbus statue in place, de Blasio also decided that the city will commission a new monument that recognizes the contributions of indigenous peoples, ...

Search Results - The Historical Marker Database
January 12th 2018 4:03PM

A list of Historical Markers or Monuments about Search Results.

The Bridge of the Gods Historical Marker
January 12th 2018 3:58PM

A historical marker located in Stevenson in Skamania County, Washington.)

Former Man of the Year BR Barfield left lasting impact on Amarillo community
January 13th 2018 2:15AM

... the recently renovated Barfield Building on South Polk Street at Southwest Sixth Avenue — Barfield's family legacy is preserved by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum as he donated a collection of his grandmother's papers, furniture and personal effects. In 1985, a Texas Historical marker in her ...

Goodnight-Loving Trail Historical Marker, Mosquero
January 12th 2018 3:24AM

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Hidden History: Church's history one of challenge and change
January 12th 2018 10:30PM

The fight to maintain the church's legacy continued over the years. In 2016, the city created a historical marker in remembrance of the church, which is another piece to the remaining puzzle. “We had nothing to show in Greenville about the African-American history of this Sycamore Hill Church and the ...

Givens, others seek help to restore historical cemetery
January 12th 2018 10:07PM

An story published in the Athens Daily Review on Oct, 6, 1983, shows that members of the Henderson County Historical Commission expected to erect a Texas historical marker there to recognize the property as black historical cemetery. At the time, the tentative date for the dedication ceremony was to ...

BUZZ ABOUT YOU: The first vote made by a woman in New York was cast in Lisle
January 12th 2018 7:45PM

On a frigid Friday, nearly 80 people gathered to celebrate a very important moment in history. Exactly 100 years earlier, on Jan. 5, 1918, women at the old Village Hall in Lisle gathered to cast the first vote made by women in New York. With similar cold conditions a century later in that same building on ...

De Blasio: Controversial monuments to stay, but will be altered
January 12th 2018 6:11PM

Even a historical marker Hizzoner tweeted in August would be the first one “removed” — a sidewalk record of a parade for French Nazi collaborator Henri Phillippe Petain — is staying put, as are statues of Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt. All four monuments will have historical text added ...

New York City statue being removed, but it's not Christopher Columbus
January 12th 2018 10:51AM

But when it comes to the Christopher Columbus statue, a historical marker will be added. The city will also add a new monument to honor indigenous people. The commission did recommend moving one statue located in Central Park, that of J. Marion Sims, a doctor who operated on slave women to ...

New historical marker commemorates Calabasas Town Site
January 12th 2018 7:30AM

Dwight Thibodeaux, president of the historical society, told the attendees that the story of the historical marker began with a talk he gave to the Rio Rico Chamber of Commerce in July 2014. During the following three years, members of the group discovered Calabasas-related artifacts – including a ...

Bicentennial kick-off approaches
January 12th 2018 4:41PM

Attendees will gather at 10 a.m. in front of the building for the first part of the event, and a new Franklin County historical marker will be revealed. “It's an important event,” Ozbirn said. She said the program will start with the Tuscumbia Color Guard posting the colors, followed by the Russellville High ...

WATCH: Labor-intensive tobacco farming must be 'in your blood'
January 12th 2018 12:00PM

Drivers heading north on Highway 51 will see a Wisconsin Historical Marker at the southern edge of the city, touting the region as the state's first home of commercial tobacco. Edgerton still holds its annual Tobacco Heritage Days festival each July. But most of its cream brick warehouses have vanished, ...

Christopher Columbus statue will not be removed from Columbus Circle
January 12th 2018 10:51AM

But when it comes to Christopher Columbus statue a historical marker will be added. The city will also add a new monument to honor indigenous people. The commission did recommend moving one statue located in Central Park: the statue of J. Marion Sims, a doctor who operated on slave women to ...

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe reinvents image as state CEO
January 11th 2018 4:22PM

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waves to the gallery as he addresses a joint session of the the 2018 session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Gov.-elect Lt. gov. Ralph Northam, top left, House speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, top center, and State ...

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com
January 12th 2018 7:30AM

A historical marker symbolizing the first railroad in Indiana is back in place in Shelbyville. On Thursday, a small crowd gathered to see the culmination of several months of work to restore the sign that was removed in 2009 for road construction work and stored at the Grover Museum in Shelbyville.

Historic Commission lays out goals for year in long-range planning meeting
January 12th 2018 4:41AM

Once they determine that information, they will decide on putting up a historical marker. Historic Video: Nearly 20 years ago, the city produced a special film about Brentwood's history. The film covered the city's history from way back until roughly its incorporation in 1969, Historic Commissioner Anne ...

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe reinvents image as state CEO
January 11th 2018 4:20PM

Terry McAuliffe stands next to a historical marker that was unveiled commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on interracial marriage in Richmond, Va. McAuliffe is nearing the end of his four year term. less. FILE - In this Monday June 12, 2017 file ...

Stiefel family left a legacy in Ellwood City
January 12th 2018 5:15AM

ELLWOOD CITY — Ralph C. Stiefel was at the center of Ellwood City industry. He is the reason Ellwood City became a mill town. His contribution is commemorated by a historical marker at the corner of Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue. The marker reads in part, “The seamless tube industry was born ...

Dyess Elementary unveils plans for new historical marker
January 11th 2018 8:09AM

The Taylor County Historical Commission and Dyess Air Force Base worked together to get a historical marker for the school. Dyess Elementary was the first school in Abilene ISD to integrate its students. The first African-American students started school there back in January 1963. "You have to ...

Greater Norristown NAACP plans Black History Month events
January 11th 2018 11:37PM

It was on a springlike day in February 2016 that Ebenezer Methodist Church celebrated the unveiling of a historical marker announcing the entry of the church building at 234 E. Spruce St. on the National Register of Historical Places. Speaking to a full house, Archbishop Albert N. Jarman Sr., whose 25th ...

Defend 'comfort women,' Gabriela dares Roque
January 11th 2018 11:26PM

A women's rights group challenged presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday to defend the Filipino “comfort women” in the controversy over the erection of a historical marker symbolizing the former World War II sex slaves near the Japanese Embassy along Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Rep.

Macomb County celebrates 200 years built on immigration, agriculture and industry
January 11th 2018 8:03PM

Chuck Stokes, right, vice president of the Historical Society of Michigan, presents Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel with a Michigan Historical Marker on Jan. 10 to celebrate the county's bicentennial in Mount Clemens. Photo by Erin Sanchez. MOUNT CLEMENS — Back on Jan. 15, 1818, Macomb ...

Republican Jane Tabb runs for re-election to Jefferson County Commission
January 11th 2018 5:03AM

On the courthouse plaque issue, Tabb initially voted in favor of keeping historical marker on the courthouse. She later said, after considering the issue more and talking with constituents, that she would change her vote if given an opportunity, as did Noland, setting another 3-2 split on the commission ...

Prichsenstadt, Bavaria Historical Markers
January 10th 2018 11:10PM

A list of Historical Markers or Monuments in Prichsenstadt, Bavaria.

Need community's help
January 11th 2018 5:15PM

Last week, I spoke of the new historical marker that is being planned for the Paint Lick area and how very much we need this beautiful sign. Please call me if you are interested in making a donation to help put this sign in place so that more people will know our location from the new HWY 52. We still ...