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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232L_heritage-monument-founders-1997_Syracuse-NY.html
The Coleman Family · The Leigh-Hayden Family The O'Brien Family · Hon. Leo Hayes & Family The Dorsey Family · The Gooley Family Jerry Wilson · The Collins Family · Chris Witting The Ken Davis Fami…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232K_mailekini-heiau_Waimea-HI.html
The remains of Mailekini Heiau, a temple used before the time of Kamehameha, stand before you. Many mysteries surround Mailekini Heiau; its early history, kept orally and secretly within the priesthood, was never recorded. Historians agree that Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232J_pelekane_Waimea-HI.html
Who would suspect that the area at the base of this hill is one of the most significant cultural sites in Hawai'i? This plain-looking patch of earth was the site of Pelekane, one of several known royal compounds traditionally used by Hawaiian king…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232I_chimneys-uss-cairo_Vicksburg-MS.html
The tall wooden stacks you see towering above the boat are skeletal reproductions of the original chimneys. When Cairo sank, its smoke stacks were visible above the surface of the water. A sister boat, the Pittsburg, knocked down the Cairo's chimn…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232H_wheelhouse-uss-cairo_Vicksburg-MS.html
The wheelhouse enclosed the paddle wheel. Wheelhouses were not armor-plated. They were vulnerable to cannon fire from batteries atop forts and long high riverbanks. [Caption] Water ran off the paddle wheel and into the latrine to supply a show…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232G_officers-quarters-uss-cairo_Vicksburg-MS.html
Cairo's officers slept separately from the enlisted men. Officers' quarters were on the gun deck on either side of the paddle wheel. Here they escaped the heat from the fireroom and boilers. [Caption] The captain's quarters were directly behi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232F_paddle-wheel-uss-cairo_Vicksburg-MS.html
Cairo's 15-foot wide paddle wheel is made up of five, 22-foot-diameter "spiders"—the web-like iron arms and circles that form the spokes of the wheel. The paddles, or "buckets," were probably simple wood planks. If damaged, they could easily…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232E_steering-an-ironclad-uss-cairo_Vicksburg-MS.html
Rudders on either side of the paddle wheel steered the gunboat. These sturdy wooden fins were controlled by cables attached to the wheel in the pilothouse. Well-aimed enemy fire could cut the steering cables and disable the gunboat. [Photo Capt…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232D_ohio-thirtieth-infantry_Vicksburg-MS.html
Col. Theodore Jones; Lieut. Col. George H. Hildt; Col. Theodore Jones. 3D Brig.; 2D Div.; 15th Corps.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232A_lynn-county_Tahoka-TX.html
Created 1876 from Bexar Territory. Name honors G. W. Lynn, "One of those who baptized the altar of Texas with life blood at the Alamo". Tahoka Lake and Double Lakes Springs were watering places on Indian, Spanish, U. S. Army and cattle-driving tra…
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