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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21L1_loving-v-virginia_Richmond-VA.html
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, defined under Virginia's 1924 Racial Integrity Act as an interracial couple, married in June 1958 tn Washington, D.C and returned home to Caroline County, Arrested in July for violating Virginta's laws against…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WY0_overshot-waterwheel-historical_Richmond-VA.html
Overshot waterwheels generated mechanical energy that operated all of Tredegar's furnaces and machinery from the time of the Iron Work's founding in 1837 until just after the American Civil War. Turbines replaced Tredegar's waterwheel by the la…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WXE_southern-firepower-historical_Richmond-VA.html
This 6.4-incgh Brooke rifled cannon became a great source of pride for the Confederacy. Named for its inventor, John Mercer Brooke, this type of gun was renowned for its superior range, accuracy, and reliability compared to to its smoothbore count…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SVV_richmond-34-historical_Richmond-VA.html
On 22 Feb. 1960, 34 Virginia Union University students, 11 women and 23 men, refused to leave the segregated dining facilities here at Thalhimers department store and were arrested. Charged with trespassing, they were later convicted and fined. Th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S5Q_a-legacy-on-leigh-street_Richmond-VA.html
This Italianate mansion was once the bustling home of pioneering African American entrepreneur Maggie Lena Walker (1864- 1934). Walker lived here for the final thirty years of her life and greatly expanded the home to accommodate four generations …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OIM_millers-and-eggleston-hotels_Richmond-VA.html
Opened in 1904 and demolished in 2009, the hotel that stood here hosted regional and national black luminaries, celebrities, tourists, and leaders including Booker T. Washington. Built by William "Buck" Miller, Miller's Hotel was one of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MT8_the-robertson-hospital_Richmond-VA.html
On this site stood The Robertson Hospital in charge of Captain Sally L. Tompkins C.S.A. from 1862 to 1865.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1K6U_the-old-state-capitol_Richmond-VA.html
In 1780, Virginia's capital was moved from Williamsburg to Richmond to increase its accessibility and avert British attack by sea. On this corner, in commercial buildings confiscated from Loyalists, the General Assembly met until 1788. Here Thomas…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IE2_browns-island-disaster_Richmond-VA.html
On March 13, 1863, an explosion destroyed much of the Confederate States Laboratory, a munitions facility on Brown's Island in the James River. 47 workers died, mostly girls under the age 17, who helped fill manpower needs and whose small hands we…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IE1_shockoe-hill-cemetery_Richmond-VA.html
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the more than 27 Patriots of the American Revolution and 400 veterans of the War of 1812 buried in this cemetery. Their loyalty, faith, courage and self sacrifice in servicing our country preserved the f…
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