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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2541_central-high-school-central-junior-high-school_Huntsville-AL.html
(side 1) Central High School 1917-1931 In 1916, the Superintendent of Madison County Schools met with the citizens of Ryland, Maysville, and Brownsboro to discuss plans to replace the three one-room schools serving each community. Five acres …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21WM_lowell-m-anderson_Huntsville-AL.html
(side A) He proposed this pool to the residents, found the site, raised funds and crews, and put both to work. He trained residents of all ages and professions to operate bulldozers, bend and tie rebar, pour concrete, and plumb a pool. (The deck …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM215U_bessie_Huntsville-AL.html
Bessie, or Elsie, as she was sometimes called, started her life in Huntsville in 1963. Meadow gold Diaries mounted her to their advertising billboard that stood at the corner of Memorial Parkway and Governor's Drive. Painted as a Holstein cow, she…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20DM_spring-migration_Huntsville-AL.html
Returning Home in the SpringEach year millions of North American birds return from their southern wintering quarters in south and Central America. The returns of these birds heralds the arrival of spring and perhaps the most exciting time in a bir…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZH2_camp-beaty-brahan-spring-park_Huntsville-AL.html
(side 1) Brahan Spring Park, formerly Beaty's Spring, was the site of Camp Beaty, the encampment of Andrew Jackson's army of volunteers and militia after their celebrated non-stop march of "32 miles in 5 hours" from Fayetteville, Tennessee on Oct…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UPH_external-tank-historical_Huntsville-AL.html
The tank exhibited at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center is real. It was delivered to NASA in 1977 it was the first ever built for the shuttle program. The tank was used in the Space Shuttle Main Engine test program at NASA's Stennis Space Center in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UPG_u-s-army-nasa-juno-ii-historical_Huntsville-AL.html
The Juno II was a modified Jupiter rocket with upper stages and payload sections. Its single engine-just like the Jupiter's-could be gimbaled during launch for steering control. Juno II played an important role in the history of space flight. In M…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UPF_u-s-army-pgm-11-redstone-historical_Huntsville-AL.html
First test-launched in August, 1953, the Redstone Medium-Range Ballistic Missile evolved from a five-year Army research and development program. Named for Redstone Arsenal—where it was developed—this vehicle played a crucial role in th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UOD_nasa-skylab-historical_Huntsville-AL.html
Skylab, the United States' first space station, was manned from May 25, 1973 to February 8, 1974 by three separate astronaut crews. Experiments were performed to enrich our knowledge of Earth, Sun, stars and cosmic space; to study the effects of l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UOC_u-s-air-force-sm-65-atlas-f-historical_Huntsville-AL.html
The ATLAS rocket was American's first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). It was first successfully launched in December, 1955. Originally a weapons delivery system, the Atlas D was selected by NASA to be the rocket that sent American astro…
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