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The many moves of Williamsburg's Confederate monument
August 20th 2017 4:07AM

... soldiers and sailors, it was erected on the Palace Green in 1908 by the Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a historical marker database.

Our Opinion: From regret to sorrow
August 20th 2017 3:56AM

... 2009 and a heated debate over what to call the incident on a state historical marker erected in 2015 (the council settled on “Greensboro Massacre”) ...

Bill Whitaker: Arguments over Confederate monuments show how far we've come in race relations ...
August 20th 2017 3:22AM

A historical marker near his tombstone informs all that he too served the Confederacy (as a surgeon) but also taught at Baylor University (both in ...

Marker Honoring Confederate General Removed From Worthington Home
August 20th 2017 2:03AM

An Ohio Historical Marker honoring Worthington native and Confederate General Roswell Ripley has been removed from outside his childhood home.

Controversy around Castleman statue in Cherokee Triangle continues with Saturday protest
August 20th 2017 1:30AM

The historical marker notes that Castleman "led an attempt in 1864 to free Confederate prisoners at Camp Morton. He was imprisoned until the end of ...

Charlottesville violence, statues illustrate ugly racial truths: Editorial
August 19th 2017 9:33PM

In Salisbury, meanwhile, tensions are mounting as a movement to move a historical marker honoring Civil War Gen. John Henry Winder continues.

Alabama monuments law flawed, $25K fine doesn't apply, lawmaker says
August 19th 2017 5:26PM

And there is no process to seek a waiver to tamper with a historical marker that's more than 40 years old, he said. The AGs lawsuit, which asks for the ...

Sin of white supremacy lives on in name of heritage
August 19th 2017 5:26PM

One small historical marker near the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi was riddled with bullet holes last fall, and another sign in the nearby tiny town of ...

The South's Defenders and the scrapheap of history
August 19th 2017 2:37PM

... the word: The Lincoln Brigade is developing a systematic plan to assault every Confederate monument in Arkansas larger than a historical marker.

Cherokee County History Spotlight: Pastor Henry Evans
August 19th 2017 2:37PM

In the future, further development of the Sweet community will include: the Sweet Union Cemetery becoming a part of the Historical Marker Application ...

Mutiny on the bayou
August 19th 2017 2:15PM

A historical marker sits across the street from Memorial Elementary School. A master plan for the park's renovation calls for a series of pine groves ...

Palmetto Politics: Nancy Pelosi wants South Carolina's pro-slavery statues gone from the Capitol
August 19th 2017 10:52AM

“That contrast, a black president and a historical marker like the Pettus Bridge, to me, said so much about the history of this nation and the future hopes ...

A California suburb reckons with its Nazi past — and present-day controversy follows
August 19th 2017 10:52AM

After Field began informing and mobilizing local residents, what appeared to be a harmless historical marker became the subject of controversy.

What's a Jefferson Davis plaque doing in downtown Portland's Unitarian church?
August 19th 2017 8:03AM

In Kittery this year, a new historical marker was dedicated to Gen. William Whipple, the only Maine native to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Church notes for week of Aug. 19, 2017 through Aug. 27, 2017 plus some upcoming events and ...
August 19th 2017 6:11AM

27, at 3 p. m., a concert will be held at Gillfield Baptist Church on the occasion of the unveiling of the historical marker honoring Petersburg area ...

Repairing a landmark
August 19th 2017 4:52AM

“His greatest legacy as a lawmaker,” the house's historical marker reads, “was the Capper-Volstead Act which permits farmers to join together in ...

Our Opinion: Preserve our history; leave Wilson's war memorials standing
August 19th 2017 4:30AM

Casanova "Cas" Hooks echoed that sentiment in his plea for Wilson to remove a historical marker near the former home of Josephus Daniels, ...

Lake Erie
August 18th 2017 6:07PM

Named for the Erie Indians, this was the last of the Great Lakes discovered by white men. (A historical marker located in Monroe in Monroe County, ...

Civil rights marker honors defiance at segregated library
August 19th 2017 4:07AM

Mississippi has dedicated a new historical marker honoring African-American students who challenged segregation at a public library in 1961. Eight of ...

After a year of controversy, a new sign tells the full history of Crescenta Valley Park
August 18th 2017 10:47PM

Officials with the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department unveiled a new historical marker at Crescenta Valley Community Regional ...

MB Lamar's marker moved to Bois d' Arc
August 18th 2017 8:15PM

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews moved the granite historical marker Monday, Aug. 14 to its new location at the southeast corner ...

Trump's recent tweets draw criticism from some GOP lawmakers
August 18th 2017 3:04PM

“I'm not sure that – just removing every historical marker in America – that – that heals. That doesn't heal – and I think that's a mistake to focus on those ...

Local Artist Presents Work for New Historical Marker
August 18th 2017 2:17PM

Casen Zitzelberger, local artist and member of the Susquehanna River Art Center of Clearfield , along with Jacqueline Amor-Zitzelberger, SRACC ...

Trump defends Confederate memorials
August 18th 2017 12:11AM

"I'm not sure that just removing every historical marker in America, that that heals," said North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. "That doesn't heal, and I ...

An Antebellum Hero, but to Whom?
August 18th 2017 5:15PM

Ms. Washington, who is African-American, had originally favored a historical marker or even a statue of the enslaved women who had been used in ...

Before there was a Raleigh, there was Isaac Hunter's tavern. It was lost, now it's found.
August 18th 2017 5:03PM

He remembered seeing a state historical marker about the tavern on Six Fords Road. Edwards dug into records, interviewed a longtime neighboring ...

Historic marker to be unveiled Saturday
August 18th 2017 4:07PM

Paul and Chances Varson and daughter Amy Varson welcome the public to the unveiling of the new historical marker for their Sunnydale Farm ...

Local Artist Presents Work for New Historical Marker
August 18th 2017 9:11AM

The artwork will be included in a new historical marker being placed along the river walk at the society's Kerr museum, which remembers the shad and ...

Civil Rights Marker Honors Challenge to Library Segregation
August 17th 2017 9:22PM

(AP) — Mississippi has dedicated a new historical marker honoring African-American students who challenged segregation at a public library in 1961.

Trump Twitter Reaction
August 18th 2017 11:03AM

"I'm not sure that - just removing every historical marker in America - that - that heals. That doesn't heal - and I think that's a mistake to focus on those," ...

Calls to remove Confederate marker don't sway Wicomico officials
August 18th 2017 9:56AM

Several places across the country are moving to take down Confederate monuments in the days after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in ...

Confederate memorials removed from Madison cemetery
August 18th 2017 9:22AM

They have a historical marker up there which explains what's going on, that is much more neutral langauge than anything you say down here.”.

Civil rights marker honors challenge to library segregation
August 17th 2017 8:20PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has dedicated a new historical marker honoring African-American students who challenged segregation at a ...

Remarkable Ohio Historical Marker 94 25 Original Port Columbus
August 17th 2017 7:42PM

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Cuomo and De Blasio Ignore Klan Ally FDR
August 18th 2017 4:07AM

There is no New York City historical marker present outside today's Madison Square Garden to mark the spot of this infamous hate fest by the Klan. So.

The Repasz Band's imprint is official with state marker
August 18th 2017 4:07AM

Last week a state historical marker celebrating the band's existence and imprint was unveiled in ceremonies at the Brandon Park Bandshell, where the ...

Confederate markers spur citizens' outcry to Wilson City Council
August 18th 2017 3:33AM

Casanova “Cas” Hooks of Wilson expresses concern over Confederate symbols and a historical marker honoring Josephus Daniels during Thursday's ...

Tougaloo Nine
August 18th 2017 2:03AM

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Lawmakers react to Charlottesville events, Trump statements
August 18th 2017 3:00AM

Burr told WXII Television in Greensboro that “I'm not sure that removing every historical marker in America heals the country. That doesn't heal the ...

A Confederate flag display comes down. But it was a tiny one, and the mayor wonders — why now?
August 18th 2017 12:54AM

... the tiny flags flapped in the stiff hilltop breeze from the ground next to an official state historical marker on what is still called Confederate Park Road.

NEWS
August 17th 2017 10:52PM

Penn State dedicating a special tribute to the School of Hospitality Management this Morning. The University taking the wraps of a historical marker ...

Is This The Nation's Nastiest Monument?
August 17th 2017 10:30PM

Almost 30 years later, in 1950, the state of Louisiana, at the mayor's request, erected a similar historical marker. That marker does mention the 150 ...

Ron Littlepage: Let's turn Confederate Park into History Park
August 17th 2017 9:56PM

There's a historical marker there today that commemorates the event and includes the words of welcome given to the Confederate veterans and ...

Anger mounts in Warren County over removal of Confederate monument
August 17th 2017 9:33PM

William Abner said he believes the memorial was a historical marker, but for safety's sake and rising tensions in other cities, he understands why it was ...

State Historical Marker “Newtown (East Elkton) School”
August 17th 2017 9:08PM

RICHMOND – A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that commemorates a school built in 1921-1922 for ...

President Trump defends Confederate memorials
August 17th 2017 8:48PM

“I'm not sure that just removing every historical marker in America, that that heals,” said North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. “That doesn't heal, and I ...

Small town honors fallen 'G-Man' 82 years after shootout
August 17th 2017 7:30PM

The gathering at the West College Corner Town Grove on Wednesday was to dedicate a new historical marker and to honor FBI Special Agent Nelson ...

Civil Rights Marker Honors Challenge to Library Segregation
August 17th 2017 7:30PM

Mississippi has dedicated a new civil rights historical marker honoring African-American students who challenged segregation at a public library in ...

State historical marker dedicated to Elizabeth Cady Stanton
August 17th 2017 4:58PM

Officials gathered on Aug. 11 in Johnstown to announce the unveiling of a New York State Historical Marker dedicated to suffrage pioneer Elizabeth ...

Bacon Brothers want historical marker at their Philly childhood home
August 17th 2017 4:18PM

Kevin Bacon doesn't just make movies. He and his brother Michael have been crafting music as the Bacon Brothers for years. Carpenter's Hall, Christ ...

Gavin-Walker Historical Marker unveiled
August 17th 2017 3:56PM

The "Sanibel Pioneers" Gavin-Walker Historical Marker was the first of 20 markers to be installed. The remaining markers will be located throughout ...

Marshfield Fair to celebrate its 150th anniversary
August 17th 2017 2:48PM

On Friday at 2 p.m., a historical marker will be unveiled commemorating the 150th year, followed by a three-dimensional cake shaped like items from ...

Sen. Burr responds to comments made by President Trump
August 17th 2017 2:15PM

I'M NOT SURE THAT JUST REMOVINGEVERY HISTORICAL MARKER INAMERICA, THAT THAT HEALS.THAT DOES NOT HEAL, AND I THINKTHAT ...

Sen. Cory Booker to introduce Confederate statues bill
August 17th 2017 2:03PM

Booker went on to retweet followers' stories about Confederate monuments and statues in their own states, including one state's historical marker ...

Designer's monument honors 1st ID; Historical marker placed in advance of fort's Victory Week ...
August 17th 2017 1:41PM

Tripp Johnson (left) with JGS Laser and Lynn Peterson of Peterson Monument and Design of Abilene guide the 5,000-plus pound black granite ...

Alabama attorney general sues Birmingham for partially covering Confederate monument
August 17th 2017 1:14PM

When Alabama enacted it new historical marker law in May, the Southern Poverty Law Center opposed the move. SPLC legal director Rhonda ...

Clark County commissioners approve store rezoning despite objections
August 17th 2017 10:52AM

McGlothin asked the developer to consider placing a historical marker at the site and possibly even design the building in the style of the former penny ...

Looks like home to me
August 17th 2017 10:52AM

... the people and the history make this a special area that is worthy of being saved from becoming a forgotten history or just another historical marker,” ...

Witness to a slaying
August 17th 2017 10:07AM

It's only the second historical marker placed in Union County. The event took place less than 100 feet from the site of the gun battle at the entrance to ...

The Sewah Process
August 17th 2017 4:50AM

“Suddenly all these small communities were about to become stops on these interstates and that's where the road sign historical marker business ...

Wahkiakum County Fair opens today at 9 am
August 17th 2017 12:56AM

Gary Emery and Gary Bergseng put the finishing touches on it recently by placing the shakes on the covered portion of this historical marker, so kudos ...

SC Confederate monuments in spotlight as some call for change
August 16th 2017 11:59PM

Her son, J.M. Flemming II was working on a school project and needed to find a historical marker. Flemming drove him to the cemetery where they ...

Lawmakers call for removal of Jefferson Davis statue from rotunda
August 16th 2017 11:48PM

“Some people say the statue is a sign of history and as a historical marker belongs here,” Schroder added. “I disagree. Because of its historical context ...

Jax Citizens Gather in Riverside to protest Recent Racist Riots and Confederate Monuments
August 16th 2017 11:26PM

Jacksonville's Confederate monuments include the Confederate Solider in Hemming Park, a historical marker placed by the Sons of Confederate ...

Historical marker unveiled in local town where FBI agent was killed
August 16th 2017 10:59PM

On Wednesday, in a park about 100 yards from where Nelson Klein was shot and killed, an Indiana historical marker was unveiled. Klein and his ...

Limestone County Historical Commission Conducts August Meeting
August 16th 2017 9:33PM

Mr. McDonald also shared that after contacting the Texas Historical Commission, the damaged historical marker for the Tehuacana Cemetery would ...

One People, One Commonwealth rally denounces white supremacy as some renew call to remove ...
August 16th 2017 8:48PM

“Some people say this statue is a sign of history and as a historical marker belongs here,” he continued. “I disagree. Because of its historical context it ...

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery Shows The Way to Resurrect a Whiskey Brand
August 16th 2017 7:07PM

On our way there, running low on fuel, we stopped to fill up and at the gas station there was this historical marker that said: Nelson's Green Brier ...

St Petersburg mayor secretly removes historical marker
August 16th 2017 6:01PM

Mayor Rick Kriseman secretly removed a historical marker that marks the terminal of The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway in downtown St ...

“Shorty” Cox: Beloved Janitor Leaves an Unlikely Legacy
August 16th 2017 4:58PM

As inscribed on the building's historical marker, the Plano Institute opened on the site of The Cox Building in 1882 before a public school system even ...

New marker honors Funks
August 16th 2017 2:13PM

... Junia Epp Stutzman, age 6, cut the cord to unveil the new John and Salome Funk historical marker in front of the church in Elkhart, Indiana. She then ...

Historical marker planned in Iola
August 16th 2017 1:14PM

Iola's 1942 fire truck was the first crafted in the R. I. Anderson Machine Shop. It is on display in the IHS Historic Village complex's 1901 firehouse ...

Greensboro City Council apologizes for 1979 Klan-Nazi shootings
August 16th 2017 11:26AM

Two years ago the council voted to support a historical marker describing it as “The Greensboro Massacre” – the controversial phrase by which it is ...

Hungerford makes his mark
August 16th 2017 10:13AM

At the entrance to the campground, a new historical marker was unveiled by the James Monroe Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and ...

Creek Chub Historical Marker - pictures
August 16th 2017 8:09AM

Creek Chub Historical Marker - pictures ... Beautiful Historical Marker - Chad Snyder 8:46PM 08/15/2017 (HkfkO). Thanks NFLCC - Harold E. Smith ...

Donation honors World War II's last US casualty
August 16th 2017 6:00AM

Pete Ricketts visited Havlat's state historical marker in Dorchester to proclaim May 7 as PFC Charley Havlat Day. Havlat's family donated the family's ...

Celebration of Legacy:Lakeview School Reunion
August 16th 2017 2:44AM

This dedication and unveiling of the historical marker for The Lakeview School celebrates advances in the Alabama Educational system and everyone ...

Group petitions Wicomico County council to remove Confederate marker
August 16th 2017 10:03AM

A group seeking the removal of a historical marker recognizing a Confederate general presented a petition to Wicomico County Council members ...

The Day Elvis Died: 40 Years Later
August 16th 2017 9:00AM

By 1979, when I first saw it, the house stood alone beside a state historical marker in a neatly-manicured city park. The bed where Elvis arrived in the ...

Beautiful Historical Marker
August 16th 2017 8:09AM

In Reply to: Creek Chub Historical Marker - pictures posted by Harold E. Smith MD [69.243.203.175] on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8:04PM :.

Historian gives grave markers a new look
August 16th 2017 2:10AM

Cleaning the grave markers is important, Willard says, because there's been a lot more interest in the cemetery since April, when a historical marker ...

Kopernik
August 15th 2017 9:13PM

Polish astronomer Mikolaj Kopernik, known to English speakers as Nikolaus Copernicus, was the first to propose the earth revolves around the sun.

Anshe Sphard Cemetery Historical Marker -- Shearith Israel Memorial Park, Dallas TX
August 15th 2017 4:33PM

Long Description: This bronze plaque fixed to a polished red granite monument near the back entrance to the Shearith Israel Memorial Park off of ...

'The bigger they are, the harder they fall'
August 16th 2017 4:07AM

A historical marker to many and a symbol of hate to others, the Confederate monument at Battle Park has stood for a century, but its days may now be ...

Jackson's Historical Markers
August 16th 2017 12:08AM

This historic trail is commemorated with an Historical Marker in the “Grass Lake Rest Area 818″ along I-94 (SEE PHOTOS ABOVE). Territorial Road ...

pennsylvania
August 15th 2017 7:29PM

Pennsylvania Canal - Juniata Division historical marker in Dauphin County. Text: This Division was built in 1828-33. It extended to the eastern end of ...

Columbus
August 15th 2017 4:02PM

Events, get togethers, and suggestions on what to see and do in Columbus, Ohio! Have a generic question about Columbus? ↑↑ Use Search above ...

Monument again under fire: NAACP to seek statue's removal
August 15th 2017 9:56PM

Rivers argued Tuesday that Pasquotank's monument is not merely a historical marker, but a continued endorsement of the Confederacy, slavery and ...

A controversial statue: 5 things to know about John B. Castleman
August 15th 2017 8:37PM

In 1864, he was promoted to major and led a raid to free Confederate soldiers from Camp Morton, Indiana, according to the historical marker. He was ...

Bastrop community to dedicate Mina Ward School for civil rights legacy
August 15th 2017 6:56PM

Next month, the Texas Historical Commission will place a historical marker at the site of the former Mina Ward School in Bastrop to honor its ...

League Of Women Voters To Stage Reenactment Of 1913 Suffrage March
August 15th 2017 6:33PM

Her services to the local suffrage movement were honored with the installation of a historical marker in her name in front of the Manson residence on ...

Why there are Confederate statues in states that weren't in the Confederacy
August 15th 2017 6:26PM

“Every historical marker, everything we put up on the landscape, is a tale of two eras – at least – it's a tale of what it's about, in this case the Civil War, ...

Poll: Has the time come to remove all Confederate statues and memorials?
August 15th 2017 6:11PM

Following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the vandalization of the John Breckinridge Castleman statue and historical marker in the ...

Road trips give appreciation to what's happened
August 15th 2017 4:30PM

Finally, a historical marker pointed the way. I parked the car, crossed through a single line of evergreens, and the land stretched out below me. A large ...

Hooked on Garrett's history
August 15th 2017 3:01AM

GARRETT — Three former workers were among nearly 100 people who watched the unveiling of a historical marker at the site of the former Creek ...

Discovery : Mabini Historical Marker at Asan Beach Park
August 15th 2017 8:32AM

Discovery (Post#25) : Mabini Historical Marker at Asan Beach Park In one of the tours I had in Guam, I had a chance to see a marker of a familiar hero ...

Canton, Ohio
August 15th 2017 1:33AM

Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad Historical Marker in downtown Sylvania, Ohio noting the first rail line west of the Allegheny beginning in 1836. With care ...

A Brighter Future Depends on Dealing with Painful Racial Past
August 15th 2017 10:07AM

... whose history is only recently coming into local mainstream consciousness thanks to a new historical marker that was erected half-a-mile from my ...

Uncle George, a murdered FBI agent and the hangman: A family's fraught legacy
August 15th 2017 9:56AM

Johnson's mother, however, would have been sick at the attention brought on by the historical marker. Dorothy Mae Barrett, who died in 2000, was 20 ...

Marker News and Dedications
August 15th 2017 4:20AM

Search the digital collection of Indiana's Statehood documents · Find an Indiana Historical Marker · Read the Current Historical Marker Program ...