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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24YV_plummer-bernard-young-sr-1884-1962_Norfolk-VA.html
North Carolina native Plummer Bernard (P.B.) Young moved to Norfolk in 1907 to work at the Lodge Journal and Guide, the newspaper of an African American fraternal organization. He bought the paper in 1910, expanded its scope, and renamed it the Jo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20IM_the-cannonball-trail_Norfolk-VA.html
Follow the Cannonball Trail through 400 years of Norfolk and American history. The Trail winds along the shoreline of the Elizabeth River and through the districts of downtown Norfolk. Walk the cobbled streets of West Freeman - the earliest reside…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZAM_pauline-adams_Norfolk-VA.html
Pauline Adams, a native of Ireland who immigrated to the United States in her youth, was a woman's rights activist who advocated a militant approach to the campaign for suffrage. The Equal Suffrage League of Norfolk was formed at her house in Ghen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L3B_surveying-the-land-sea_Norfolk-VA.html
President Thomas Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast in 1807. This federal agency was charged with supporting maritime commerce by providing accurate surveys and nautical charts of our coastal waters. It was dangerous and sometimes deadly wo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CYC_norfolk-college-for-young-ladies_Norfolk-VA.html
On this site was the Norfolk College for Young Ladies, which was chartered on February 20, 1880 with Capt. John L. Roper as President of the Board. The school was designed by James H Calrow, one of Norfolk's leading architects at the time. It open…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CF5_norfolk-1682_Norfolk-VA.html
Town Point is where Norfolk began. In 1680 the General Assembly of his Majesty's Colony of Virginia enacted a law requiring each county to establish and develop a town site. In lower Norfolk County fifty acres of land at the entrance of the Easter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM18KF_uss-kearsarge-cv-33_Norfolk-VA.html
USS Kearsarge, scheduled to depart for the Mediterranean Sea on June 1, 1948, was anchored off Naval Station, Norfolk in anticipation of an early morning departure. Sailors and Marines returning to the ship the night of May 31 encountered heavy…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM185P_willoughby-baylor-house-1794_Norfolk-VA.html
This site was in the original Crown grant of 200 acres to Colonel Thomas Willoughby in 1636. Located on Freemason Street, so called because the Norfolk Royal Exchange Lodge of Masons erected the "Mason's Hall" on this site in 1764 as America's fir…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMWPI_the-bastion-cannons_Victoria-BC.html
You are standing at the entrance to Bastion SquareBastion Square is a legacy of Fort Victoria whose two log towers or "Bastions" were located near here.The Hudson's Bay Company, which remains as a store across the street, built the fort in 1843 in…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMWPH_uss-nimitz-cvn-68_Norfolk-VA.html
On the night of May 25, 1981, while operating off the Florida coast, a twin engine EA-6B jet aircraft crashed into the flight deck of USS Nimitz CVN-68, killing 14 crewmembers and injuring 45 others. Nimitz pulled into port, had its catapults repa…
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