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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JK_e-v-babcock-the-father-of-allegheny-county-parks-creation-ecology-culture_McCandless-PA.html
Side A E.V. Babcock - The Father of Allegheny County Parks We have E.V. Babcock to thank for starting Allegheny County's remarkable park system. Edward Vose Babcock (1864-1948) was born and raised on a farm near Fulton, New York. He set out at …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JJ_h-sophie-newcomb-memorial-college_New-Orleans-LA.html
Founded 1886 as the Coordinate Women's College of Tulane University by Josephine Louise Le Mommier Newcomb (1816-1901) in memory of her daughter Harriott Sophie Newcomb (1855-1870).Originally located in the former Thomas Hale House at Camp Street …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JI_newcomb-pottery-garden_New-Orleans-LA.html
The Newcomb Pottery Garden honors the artistic legacy of Newcomb Pottery, a quasi-commercial enterprise established in the late 19th century in association with the curriculum of Newcomb College...During its forty-five years in existence, the Newc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JH_atchafalaya-river_Breaux-Bridge-LA.html
The levee that surround this section of the lower Atchafalaya Floodway are about 15 miles apart and were built in the 1930s. Their construction- and the straightening of the Atchafalaya River in this area- forever changed the Atchafalaya Basin.The…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JG_louisiana-airborne-memorial-bridge-a-war-memorial_Breaux-Bridge-LA.html
"The Atchafalaya elevated expressway is hereby designated the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge in honor of the brave members and veterans of the Airborne forces and the patriotic spirit they represent...."The Legislature of LouisianaAct 793 July…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JF_louisiana-memorial-methodist-church_Opelousas-LA.html
The first Methodist Church in Louisiana began here in 1805 and is called "The Cradle of Louisiana Methodism."The first conference of Louisiana Methodists convened here in 1847.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JE_felix-grundy-winder_Thibodaux-LA.html
Born in Terrebonne Parish, Felix Grundy Winder was a member of a family originally from Tennessee. His mother, Martha Grundy, was a daughter of Felix Grundy, the distinguished Tennessee friend and political advisor of Andrew Jackson and Attorney G…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JD_lot-whitcomb_Oregon-City-OR.html
Lot Whitcomb, proprietor of the town, gave two lots and an unfinished building that had cost him about $1,000 - the first Episcopal church building in Oregon. His wife, Irene, suffered from asthma. Believing Oregon a healthy place, in 1847 L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JC_fishing-at-tumwater_Oregon-City-OR.html
Since time immemorial, Willamette Falls (Tumwater) has been an important fishing site for the Clowewalla (also known as the Willamette Tumwater) and Clackamas Chinook peoples. They controlled access to the falls through inter-tribal relationships …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25JB_abigail-scott-duniway_Oregon-City-OR.html
"When woman's true history shall have been written, her part in the upbuilding of this nation will astound the world." — Abigail Scott Duniway, Path Breaking (1914) The third in a family of fourteen, Abigail "Jenny" Scott traveled west in …
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