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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZW5_tehachapi-loop-mural_Tehachapi-CA.html
The Tehchapi Loop put Tehachapi on the map when it was completed in 1876. Before that time there was no rail access across the Tehachapi Mountains. The historic Loop is pictured here, circa 1952, with a trompe l'oeil effect showing damage to the b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM11TK_lakeview_Foxborough-MA.html
Hervey Pettee built a thread mill at this site in 1813. A spring freshet in 1831 washed out the dam and ruined the factory. A stone structure soon replaced it. Charles Freeman & Son later operated a wool scouring mill. The flood of Feb. 2, 1886 to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMS1G_this-tree_Cornwall-CT.html
This tree is dedicated to the people and community spirit that helped Cornwall recover from the July 10, 1989 tornado. Town leaders at that time were: Richard Dakin ? ? First SelectmanPatsy Van Doren ? ? SelectmanSteve Hedden ? ? SelectmanBarbara…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16NO_plum-creek-massacre-site_Bertrand-NE.html
An early morning attack on a train of 12 wagons at this spot resulted in the death of 11 men and the capture of Mrs. Thomas Morton and 9 year old Danny Marble. The attack was by Indian "Dog Soldiers" of the Cheyenne Tribe led by Chief Bull Bear. L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1B26_henry-hill-1829-1879_Granite-Falls-MN.html
[Yellow Medicine County logo]] HENRY HILL 1829~1879 1871 - Built dam for water power 1872 - Founded Granite Falls [photo of dam] Erected flour, grist, lumber mills in 1872 Gave free lots to secure settlers Established first mail route …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AP9_end-of-an-era_Monterey-CA.html
To commemorate the loss of the U.S.S. Macon ZRS-512 February 1935Plaque donated by theMoffett Field Historical Society
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMULX_a-battle-that-could-not-be-won_Saltese-MT.html
"With the cinders and ashes falling all around him, and so dark that he could not see his horse's head at three o'clock in the afternoon, [Barringer] rode up to the face of the fire?[and] collected his scattered crews?." - Elers Koch, Forest Super…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMM7H_lake-delton-catastrophe_Wisconsin-Dells-WI.html
On the morning of June 9, 2008, after several days of drenching rains, flood waters overtopped the banks of Lake Delton and washed away a narrow strip of land separating the lake from the Wisconsin River. Raging waters sent the 267-acre Lake Delto…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AVG_avondale-mine-disaster_Plymouth-PA.html
On September 6, 1869, a fire broke out at the nearby Avondale Colliery, trapping the miners. The eventual death toll was 110. This included five boys between the ages of twelve and seventeen, and two volunteers who were suffocated while attempting…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM119L_pacolet-river-heritage-preserve_Spartanburg-SC.html
Pacolet River Heritage Preserve, owned and managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, covers 278 acres in Spartanburg County, SC. Come to bird-watch, take photographs, fish or simply enjoy the woods and Pacolet River. Leave with a sense …
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