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Love Country Music? Visit Bristol, Tennessee
January 20th 2019 6:57AM

A historical marker in Bristol, Tennessee, honors Ralph Peer and the Bristol Sessions, which marked the beginning of country music. Photo courtesy of ...

Tom Rukavina: His good deeds spread throughout the Range
January 20th 2019 2:25AM

We as citizens want to preserve this property as a historical marker. There is a lot of history here that might be lost forever... Myself, my mother and ...

Civil War camp getting historical marker
January 19th 2019 10:17PM

Brenham Banner-Press: The Texas Historical Commission has awarded an official historical marker to a Civil War-era prison camp near Chappell Hill.

Civil War camp getting historical marker
January 19th 2019 6:45PM

The Texas Historical Commission has awarded an official historical marker to a Civil War-era prison camp near Chappell Hill. (19 Jan 2019, 06:23 pm)

Fate of Civil War marker at WKU remains unclear
January 20th 2019 12:00AM

“Where did we take the Historical Marker too (sic) that was by Hilltopper Hall? I thought we gave it to the Kentucky Museum but they say they don't ...

Newport History Museum presents 'Black Sports Legends of Newport High School' on MLK Day
January 19th 2019 11:10PM

Historical Marker #2071 in Newport commemorates the former Southgate Street School. It was the only African American educational institution in ...

Turning 200
January 19th 2019 8:15PM

Each month the Bicentennial Committee will be unveiling a Bicentennial Historical Marker to recognize a historic place or event. One maker will be ...

Civil War camp getting historical marker
January 19th 2019 5:59PM

The Texas Historical Commission has awarded an official historical marker to a Civil War-era prison camp near Chappell Hill. A dedication ceremony ...

Pensacola City Council endorses naming Bay Bridge after Gen. Daniel 'Chappie' James
January 19th 2019 4:02PM

But, he said, he is putting together a proposal to place a historical marker for Beall at the foot of the bridge, which would be a permanent way to honor ...

Town should check for human remains before selling land near slave burial ground, activist urges
January 19th 2019 2:05PM

She's been worrying about it ever since a historical marker was placed there two years ago, wondering if its boundaries overlap adjacent land the ...

Centuries-old struggle for equality continues, speaker says at banquet honoring Dr. King
January 19th 2019 3:40AM

She visited Roanoke in November, when city leaders unveiled a state historical marker before the childhood home of Hill, a civil rights activist whose ...

Stankiewicz delivers state of city
January 19th 2019 12:45AM

The city was given a grant by the Georgia Historical Society to purchase and install a historical marker recognizing former postmaster Isaiah Lofton, ...

John Shearer: Chattanooga Locations Of Old Mentioned In Real 'Green Book'
January 18th 2019 9:33PM

The movie, “Green Book,” is playing at Chattanooga movie theaters and has become one of the frontrunners to win an Academy Award for Best Picture ...

Clinton County Courthouse Centennial already taking shape
January 18th 2019 7:52PM

Also planned, as reported earlier, is an unveiling of an historical marker on courthouse square. Guided tours of the courthouse, known for its stately ...

Bay Circle historical marker dedication set for Jan. 29
January 18th 2019 12:56PM

For more information on Orange Beach's historical marker or the unveiling ceremony, email manderson@orangebeachal.gov or call 251-597-2982.

where's the historical marker for influential Harlem Renaissance figure Jessie Redmon Fauset?
January 18th 2019 3:58PM

Posts about where's the historical marker for influential Harlem Renaissance figure Jessie Redmon Fauset? written by J. Thomas Ross.

Historical marker coming, Pensacola Lighthouse turns 160 and more!
January 18th 2019 3:03PM

Posted on: January 17, 2019. Historical marker coming, Pensacola Lighthouse turns 160 and more! Civic Send Upwords Banner3. Read the latest ...

Bay Circle historical marker dedication set for Jan. 29
January 18th 2019 5:12AM

The public is invited to a historical marker unveiling ceremony at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29th on Bay Circle. All are welcome to attend the ceremony ...

Leesburg airport given historical marker for role in WWII
January 18th 2019 4:32AM

Via Leesburg Daily Commercial: LEESBURG — All seats were filled and a crowd gathered in back to see the unveiling of a historical marker ...

NSDAR presents historical marker to Leesburg Airfield
January 17th 2019 9:12PM

All seats were filled and a crowd gathered in back to see the unveiling of a historical marker presented by the National Society Daughters of the ...

Mount Pleasant Waterworks wants to replace Old Village water tank with 170-foot cell tower
January 17th 2019 10:12PM

“There's been some sense that (the water tank) is a historical marker.” Public reaction is important because it's not just up to the utility's commissioners.

Leesburg airport given historical marker for role in WWII
January 17th 2019 9:11PM

LEESBURG — All seats were filled and a crowd gathered in back to see the unveiling of a historical marker presented by the National Society ...

Former 'Flying Tiger' Airman Dies In Louisiana
January 17th 2019 7:41PM

The house where Chennault was born still stands and is marked by a Texas State Historical Marker in English, which was placed there in 1968, and ...

Pensacola gains marker on Mississippi Blues Trail
January 17th 2019 7:41PM

The area's contribution as a center for jazz, blues, and ragtime will now be recognized with a historical marker. The Belmont-Devilliers neighborhood ...

Andrew Buckley: Life At Sea
January 17th 2019 6:56PM

Only when I read the historical marker nearby did I realize I was a block from the Maine Avenue Fish Market – the nation's oldest open-air fish market.

Spencer Street home to get marker, historic status for MLK visit
January 17th 2019 3:50PM

... by Hattiesburg City Council with Recognized Historic Landmark Status and will soon be recognized with a historical marker in front of the home.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s message echoes through St. Augustine
January 17th 2019 3:46PM

Janie Price stands in the front yard of her home next to a historical marker that tells of civil rights leader Martin Luther King staying in her home during ...

19th Annual Country Music Critics' Poll: Can Women Save Country Music?
January 17th 2019 11:03AM

A most unusual historical marker stands just north of Greenwood, Miss. The red sign summarizing the career of onetime resident Bobbie Gentry is ...

Her Many Horses, Michael
January 17th 2019 7:07AM

On road trips he stopped at every historical marker, make his children read them out load and then tell us the back story to what was written, he was a ...

'Uxurious' Misread Fateful Visit
January 16th 2019 10:07PM

9, 1855, account – in prose and poetry – of Susan B. Anthony's appearance in Cooperstown, to be commemorated with a State Historical Marker that ...

The Club House
January 16th 2019 5:37PM

Marker Program: Homeowners can celebrate the architectural history of Medford with a historical marker that shows the original date their house was ...

Green Mountain College celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 16th 2019 4:36PM

The Jeffrey Brace historical marker is one of many stops along the Vermont African American Heritage Trail, a guide that explores the stories of African ...

Bristol man charged with theft of Bristol Sessions marker
January 16th 2019 5:15AM

9, a man wearing a black Miller Lite shirt rammed the Bristol Sessions historical marker on State Street with his shoulder, picked it up and casually ...

MBCPR still looking for funding for PO Faulkner tennis courts
January 16th 2019 5:03AM

A historical marker will be installed over a well within the park. The well, Catlett said, is believed to have supplied all of Beddington with water at one ...

Richard Allen Coalition Gala puts focus on 'a proud legacy, a promising future'
January 16th 2019 5:00AM

The school has been recognized with a state historical marker currently in place at South Railroad Avenue property. Recognition with the National ...

Video shows historical marker being destroyed
January 15th 2019 7:23PM

A man wearing a black Miller Lite shirt and a cap rammed the Bristol Sessions historical marker with his shoulder, picked it up after it had fallen.

Video shows historical marker being destroyed
January 15th 2019 7:06PM

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A man wearing a black Miller Lite shirt and a cap rammed the Bristol Sessions historical marker with his shoulder, picked it up after ...

Group seeks to rename Lancaster Square for Olympian Barney Ewell
January 15th 2019 5:02PM

Among its efforts were Barney Ewell Week honoring Ewell's 100th birthday in February 2018; and last October's installation of a state historical marker ...

The Kimye Wendy's and 'World F-ing Champions': These fake historical marker tees are selling like ...
January 15th 2019 1:39PM

It's news to absolutely no one that Philadelphia is a historic gem — a fact proven by those unmistakable blue signs staked next to landmarks across ...

Regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month
January 15th 2019 9:56AM

20, 10:30 a.m. Knox Mine Disaster public commemoration at the Pennsylvania Historical Marker, in front of Baloga Funeral Home, Port Griffith, 1201 ...

Sponsor a Historical Marker
January 15th 2019 8:32AM

Sponsorship is open to businesses, foundations, non-profits, and public agencies. OTE encourages communities to work collaboratively to sponsor a ...

Blacksburg radio listener sets out to find Captain
January 15th 2019 5:04AM

A historical marker shows that Captain, with an elevation of 2,807 feet, was named after Civil War Capt. Guy Dingus Huffman in 1888. The community's ...

Explore historical markers at Lincoln County event
January 15th 2019 1:52AM

The historical marker program was first established under the provisions of a bill authored by then State Sen. Frank Smith in 1948. Several themed ...

Linda White
January 15th 2019 12:56AM

Linda insisted upon stopping at every historical marker. Every single one. Her daughters and husband called them “hysterical” markers because 'oh ...

College Station Has 100 Residential City Historical Markers
January 14th 2019 7:52PM

One of College Station's first homes built for Texas A&M professors received the city's 100th residential historical marker at the last city council meeting ...

Racist plaque is removed from the Texas Capitol
January 14th 2019 7:18PM

An inaccurate historical marker was removed from the Texas Capitol in Austin over the weekend. State Rep. Eric Johnson has been campaigning to ...

MHC Historical Marker Dedication
January 14th 2019 5:33PM

This marker is being funded through the Marker Project, which allows the MHC to place one new historical marker in each Council district by 2020.

Underground Railroad marker to be dedicated in Rising Sun, IN for family with Boone County roots
January 14th 2019 7:07AM

A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating the Barkshire Family and their efforts to help freedom seekers ...

Aging supporters of Confederate statue square off with younger, more diverse opponents
January 14th 2019 1:53AM

... than those huddled around the old Rebel, staked out the north side of Fourth Street near a local historical marker memorializing Civil Rights sit-ins.

Texas: Catholic community prays to save historic chapel in path of Trump's border wall + video
January 13th 2019 11:14PM

The chapel bears a Texas Historical Marker and was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Every year, in late November, Our ...

Travels with the "Green Book"
January 13th 2019 2:17PM

Since 2014, a historical marker has stood outside a Green Book-listed tourist home in Columbia, S.C., run by Reggie Scott's mother and aunt.

Historical Marker
January 13th 2019 11:41AM

Historical Marker. The House on Lindsey Lane welcomed P and me home as newlyweds. We were just renters, and we ultimately only spent a few ...

Vandals destroy Bristol Sessions marker
January 13th 2019 4:51AM

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A post is all that remains after local police said this weekend that vandals had destroyed the Bristol Sessions historical marker ...

Blog: City presents 100th historical marker to 1932 Southside home
January 12th 2019 10:06PM

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City presents 100th historical marker to 1932 Southside home
January 12th 2019 12:34AM

Blog: City presents 100th historical marker to 1932 Southside home. Posted Date: 1/11/2019 10:00 AM. By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director.

“Outlander” takes liberties with history of Fayetteville
January 12th 2019 4:29PM

Per a historical marker in Southport, the real Bonnet was hanged in 1718 in Charleston, South Carolina. As for that boat the Frasers chartered?

Decatur church formed in 1853 to unveil historical marker
January 11th 2019 6:35AM

Decatur Daily: When a search into a local church's history unearthed nothing but a lone cookbook, a year-long project delving into First Presbyterian's ...

Dare wants your thoughts about a new name for a new bridge
January 11th 2019 7:18PM

... bridge is named for, Herbert C. Bonner, by naming the stretch of the span that will remain as a fishing pier after him or putting up a historical marker.

Summit mayor: Not opposed to park, just proposed land deal
January 11th 2019 2:06PM

One is to add lighting and a historical marker for a century old standpipe that is a landmark in town. Another is to acquire property just east of the ...

Foundation of Faith: Decatur church formed in 1853 to unveil historical marker
January 11th 2019 6:11AM

Huffman transformed an empty office at the church into an archives center, applied for a historical marker with the Alabama Historical Association and ...

Peachtree Trail Buckhead's most important historic site
January 10th 2019 8:15PM

A historical marker in Gwinnett on the original Peachtree Road reads: At Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain, about 12 miles NE, began the original ...

Benjamin Franklin Did His Job
January 10th 2019 4:20PM

Historical Marker Database --the definitive guide for national marker info! JW Ocker is a connoisseur of curiosities, his website Odd Things I've Seen, ...

After traveling world, Howell returns to roots
January 10th 2019 5:15PM

... of the Frederick Douglass AME Zion Church, and he successfully proposed to the Chemung County Historical Society to erect a historical marker.

Bringing Dignity to the Forgotten
January 10th 2019 5:03PM

... Markers" by Michael A. Bruno the definitive guide for NH marker hunters! Historical Marker Database --the definitive guide for national marker info!

Review: 'And Tell Sad Tales of the Death of Queens'
January 10th 2019 4:41PM

Written in 1957, and revised in 1962, the play might serve as a historical marker to compare with more contemporary fare that (one hopes) BOLT will ...

Meet the Marker Hunters
January 10th 2019 4:04PM

They commemorate the bizarre – a UFO incident – or the forgotten – the site of a Native American mine. Historical markers dot New England's ...

'The Mother Of Houston' To Be Remembered With New High-End Hotel In Allen Center
January 10th 2019 10:38AM

... Baldwin Allen's legacy, except for an elementary school and a Buffalo Bayou steamer bearing her name and a Texas Historical Marker in Glenwood ...

Mayor sees roadblock on oil spill money
January 10th 2019 2:03PM

Mayor Percy Robinson wants to use about $26,000 of the $150,000 to add lighting and a historical marker to the century-old standpipe that is a town ...

Historian has big plans for historical Byler Road
January 10th 2019 12:00PM

... stone of one buried soldier in the cemetery recognizing all five, Mize would see an additional historical marker at the site of John Byler's burial site.

Resurrecting history in Maple Grove
January 10th 2019 7:07AM

There is a lot going on at the Maple Grove History Museum. New displays, including two buggies from the 1880s, and old high school yearbooks now ...

Barkshire Family Underground Railroad State Marker Dedication
January 10th 2019 2:57AM

A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating the Barkshire Family and their efforts to help freedom seekers ...

Pensacola Sings the Blues
January 9th 2019 9:56PM

It has a very rich place in blues history,” said Jim O'Neal, research director with the Mississippi Blues Trail historical marker project. O'Neal's research ...

VIDEO: Rising Sun Was A Stop On The Underground Railroad
January 9th 2019 7:41PM

(Rising Sun, Ind.) - A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating the Barkshire Family and their efforts to help ...

Where's the historical marker for influential Harlem Renaissance figure? Nobody knows
January 9th 2019 6:53PM

Jessie Redmon Fauset was once described by the poet Langston Hughes as a “midwife” of the Harlem Renaissance, just one of many attributes listed ...

Refurbishing in progress for historical markers
January 9th 2019 5:03PM

“With having the county historical millage money, we thought it would be an excellent time to really start tackling this kind of project,” Jeremy Potter ...

Great Ohioans: Discovering the Unknowns
January 9th 2019 4:18PM

Driscoll retired in 1959 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery upon her death in 1971. A historical marker identifies her childhood home on ...

Marion Avenue Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication
January 8th 2019 8:57AM

The City of Hartsville African American Cemetery Committee will have a Dedication Ceremony of the Historical Marker placed at the Marion Avenue ...

Adrian residents angry over water issues
January 8th 2019 3:22PM

The commissioners also approved, on a 6-1 vote, the instillation of a historical marker in front of the Strongback project buildings. The marker will ...

Mayor has other plans for BP money
January 8th 2019 2:03PM

Meanwhile, Robinson said he would earmark $26,000 — the amount of the highest bids for the standpipe lighting and historical marker — to finish the ...

Durham has a plan for its crumpled Confederate statue. It may go back on display.
January 8th 2019 3:45AM

The committee recommends the city petition the N.C. Highway Historical Marker Advisory Committee to add information about Carr's membership in ...

The Readers' Forum: Tuesday letters
January 8th 2019 1:30AM

This action encourages people who disagree with, say, the Black Panther historical marker to take action removing or defacing it. The failure of ...

Lincolnville historical marker honors history of the town established by freed slaves
January 7th 2019 9:00PM

Edward Johnson joined with several others to unveil the historical marker. It was Johnson who researched the town's history and lead the pursuit of a ...

Adrian to seek grant funds for Division Street turn lane
January 6th 2019 4:07PM

The commission also plans to take action on a resolution that would approve accepting a historical marker funded by the Lenawee County Republican ...

As Gwinnett's bicentennial fades into sunset, Lawrenceville's looms on horizon
January 6th 2019 3:00PM

Kenner Garrard and it encountered a small Confederate cavalry force that it drove from town after a skirmish, according to a historical marker on the ...

Historical marker damaged at Temple Beth Zion
January 6th 2019 11:36AM

Central District police were asked to investigate damage to a historical marker outside Temple Beth Zion that occurred overnight Friday, according to ...

Solomon Northup Legacy raising funds to install historical marker
January 5th 2019 12:03PM

Solomon Northup Legacy raising funds to install historical marker. Published by: auburnpub.com

Knox County priest's adventures inspired classic American novel
January 5th 2019 8:37PM

... Road 16 for another quarter mile or so, when the remains of the St. Joseph Mission are indicated by a church historical marker on the right.

Sign damaged at Temple Beth Zion on Delaware Avenue
January 5th 2019 5:03PM

Central District police were asked to investigate damage to a historical marker outside Temple Beth Zion that occurred overnight Friday, according to ...

Looking back at 2018 in Floyd County - January through June
January 5th 2019 1:18PM

The VDOT highway historical marker recognizing the birthplace of NASCAR driver Curtis Turner was unveiled at 229 Smartsview Road.

The third oldest Jewish congregation in Texas resides in San Angelo
January 5th 2019 3:22AM

In fact, it is a historical marker for those passing through to join in and celebrate the Sabbath. "We had a rabbi come through from Tyler, Texas. He was ...

Phase one of Charlie's Place construction underway
January 4th 2019 10:18PM

The site was also awarded a state historical marker. Goings said a lot of work went into the wording and fact-finding to add to the history of it, but it was ...

Solomon Northup Legacy raising funds to install historical marker
January 4th 2019 9:18PM

The Solomon Northup Legacy this week launched a campaign to raise funds for the installation of the Derby and Miller Historical Marker, unveiled last ...

Solomon Northup Legacy raising funds to install historical marker
January 4th 2019 8:15PM

The Solomon Northup Legacy this week launched a campaign to raise funds for the installation of the Derby and Miller Historical Marker, unveiled last ...

Colbert Commission considering lawn monument policy
January 4th 2019 6:22AM

There is a large monument to Confederate soldiers on the southeast corner of the lawn and a historical marker for the courthouse itself.

Year in Review Part 4
January 4th 2019 1:02AM

It was the fifth building to receive a historical marker in 2018. Emily Russell and Ann Fender researched the building. Eric and Amy DeBoef, owners of ...

Council to host public hearing on two projects totaling $14M
January 3rd 2019 10:52PM

Rather than keep paying for the upkeep of the dam, he suggested that the dam be removed, with one of the stone posts left up as a historical marker.

Commentary: To denuclearize N. Korea, Trump should think small
January 3rd 2019 7:07PM

... to connect railway and road networks; and preparing for another historical marker, Kim's 2019 visit to Seoul, which Kim himself promised in his Dec.

Friendswood society safeguards city's heritage
January 3rd 2019 3:33PM

Friendswood was founded by Quakers, led by Frank J. Brown and T. Hadley Lewis, who according to a state historical marker, were “looking for a ...

Unveiling of Historical Marker
January 3rd 2019 1:41PM

On Saturday, Nov. 3, a historical marker was unveiled in downtown New Iberia's Bouligny Plaza. The marker commemorates the legacy of Louisiana's ...

Historical marker to be unveiled Monday at Covington Courthouse
January 3rd 2019 2:20AM

A marker will be unveiled at the Covington County Courthouse next week, to celebrate the county's bicentennial.... (from WDAM NBC Laurel)