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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/HMB88_you-had-to-wear-a-tie_Washington-DC.html
You are standing on Washington's historic Black Broadway-the heart of African American life in Washington, D.C. from about 1900 to the 1950s. Duke Ellington, its most famous native son, grew up, was inspired, trained, and played his first music he…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYMY_robert-allen-deitcher_Schenectady-NY.html
Composer Lived Here 1939-1945* Scotia HS Grad 1945Wrote Chances Are, No NotMuch, You Are Never Far AwayFrom Me, Home For The HolidaysMoments To RememberIt's Not For Me To Say
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13KZ_john-s-knight_Lexington-KY.html
Adjacent to this park is the building of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of the large Knight-Ridder chain of newspapers. Both Messrs. Knight and Ridder were longtime owners and breeders of racehorses. John S. Knight started with the Akron Beacon …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMU63_rubys-place-la-maison-de-ruby_Dawson-YT.html
[English:]Opened as a boarding house and laundry in 1902, the building was taken over by Mathilde "Ruby" Scott in 1935. For over 27 years, this former Paris Madame operated a brothel here, finding a ready clientele in the seasonal workers from the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY5M_city-of-firsts_Merriam-KS.html
A pioneer and leader in the development of the Johnson County area, Merriam has recorded several "firsts." Prior to the incorporation of Overland Park in 1950, Merriam was home to the county's first high school, then known as Shawnee Mission Ru…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM120W_sissieretta-jones_Providence-RI.html
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, the internationally celebrated soprano known as "Black Patti" lived near this site at 7 Wheaton Street until her passing on June 24, 1933.With 17 medals and a diamond tiara bestowed upon her, she was the highest p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXNT_lous-on-first_Paterson-NJ.html
? ?? LouCostello1906 ? ? * ? ? 1959
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRNL_peter-brown_Kanab-UT.html
Handsome actor, Peter Brown, star of the "Lawman" and "Laredo" television series has always been an ardent supporter of Kanab City's activities and Peter has been a popular guest star at many of the "Western Legends" film festivals. His many roles…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRJU_historic-roxy-theatre_Russellville-AL.html
The Roxy Theatre was built in 1949. It has served as the center of entertainment and a landmark for Russellville and Franklin County for many years. It is the only one of its kind in Alabama. As movie theatres around the country fell victim to tel…
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