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Congregational First Baptist Church

Organized in 1889 under the leadership of Rev. J.W. Womack of Beggs, Oklahoma. Rev. and Mrs. Womack opened the first private

Organized in 1889 under the leadership of Rev. J.W. Womack of Beggs, Oklahoma. Rev. and Mrs. Womack opened the first private "colored" school in Avoyelles Parish. Rev. A.L. Holmes was pastor of this ...

  • louisiana
  • african-america...

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Designed  by J.P Annan. Built in 1934. Named as a memorial to the St. George Church in New Ephesus, Greece, which was destroyed by the Turks 1917. Congregation founded 1917.

Designed  by J.P Annan. Built in 1934. Named as a memorial to the St. George Church in New Ephesus, Greece, which was destroyed by the Turks 1917. Congregation founded 1917.

  • louisiana
  • church

McNeill Street Pumping Station

National Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkLast operating steam-powered water equipment used in U.S. Provided 106 years of water treatment for Shreveport.Completed 1887  Commemorated 1999.

National Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkLast operating steam-powered water equipment used in U.S. Provided 106 years of water treatment for Shreveport.Completed 1887  Commemorated 1999.

  • louisiana
  • engineering
  • landmark

Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary

LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE BIRD SANCTUARYOn the recommendation of Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories, this sanctuary was set aside in 1887 for the protection of wildfowl, the ...

LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE BIRD SANCTUARYOn the recommendation of Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant- Governor of the North-West Territories, this sanctuary was set aside in 1887 for the protection of wildfowl, the ...

  • saskatchewan co...

Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary 1887-1987

LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE BIRD SANCTUARY 1997-1987On June 8,1887 the government of Canada

LAST MOUNTAIN LAKE BIRD SANCTUARY 1997-1987On June 8,1887 the government of Canada "...reserved from sale and settlement, and set apart as breeding grounds for wildfowl..." the islands and parts ...

  • canada saskatch...

John and Yoko Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal 1969

1969Bed-In of John & YokoFrom May 26 to June 2nd, 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono made history when they decided to stage their second bed-in for peace in suite 1742 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth ...

1969Bed-In of John & YokoFrom May 26 to June 2nd, 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono made history when they decided to stage their second bed-in for peace in suite 1742 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth ...

  • beatles
  • lennon
  • yoko
  • montreal
  • bed-in
  • peace

The first tree (victim)

The Tablet marks the spot where John Galt, General Agent of the Canada Company, cut the first tree in founding the city of Guelph, April 23rd 1827Submitted by Paul Mackey 

The Tablet marks the spot where John Galt, General Agent of the Canada Company, cut the first tree in founding the city of Guelph, April 23rd 1827Submitted by Paul Mackey

  • guelph
  • tree
  • founding
  • city
  • canada
  • ontario

Georg Carstensen

  • tivoli

Lt. Walter R. Heins USN Reserve

LT. WALTER R. HEINS USN RESERVE 1936 - 1967 NEAR THIS SITE ON OCTOBER 4, 1967, U.S. NAVY LT. WALTER R. HEINS EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE IN HIS DOUGLAS A4 ATTACK JET. IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO SOUTH ...

LT. WALTER R. HEINS USN RESERVE 1936 - 1967 NEAR THIS SITE ON OCTOBER 4, 1967, U.S. NAVY LT. WALTER R. HEINS EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE IN HIS DOUGLAS A4 ATTACK JET. IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO ...

    Peter Sellers

    Submitted by@theonlymfkirke.

    Submitted by@theonlymfkirke.

      Amador Pavilion

        The Slinky Toy

        This historic marker memorializes the first manufacturing site of the Slinky, one of the top selling toys of the 20th Century, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Slinky was invented by mechanical ...

        This historic marker memorializes the first manufacturing site of the Slinky, one of the top selling toys of the 20th Century, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Slinky was invented by mechanical ...

        • pennsylvania
        • delaware county
        • slinky
        • toys

        Friends of Noosa

        Friends of Noosa  This plaque records the incredible role played by Friends of  Noosa in the re-establishment Noosa's Council.  Friends of Noosa was a community organisation formed in  2007 to fight ...

        Friends of Noosa  This plaque records the incredible role played by Friends of  Noosa in the re-establishment Noosa's Council.  Friends of Noosa was a community organisation formed in  2007 to fight ...

        • government
        • australia
        • noosa

        Polyhedron with 432 Symmetry

        The polyhedron in the fountain is a snub cube, an Archimedean semi-regular solid derived from a cube, with all its edges of equal length. This shape was chosen for the central fountain in the Beckman ...

        The polyhedron in the fountain is a snub cube, an Archimedean semi-regular solid derived from a cube, with all its edges of equal length. This shape was chosen for the central fountain in the Beckman ...

        • cal tech
        • science

        Juana Maria

        Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on the ...

        Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on ...

        • native american...
        • channel islands
        • santa barbara m...
        • island of the b...

        Wilke Farmhouse

        • 1898
        • queen anne

        Marsha Jean Corprew

        MARSHA JEAN CORPREW  1948-2000  MARSHA J. CORPREW, AN AFRICAN -  AMERICAN WOMAN, WAS APPOINTED  BY MAYOR LIONEL J. WILSON TO THE  PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY  COMMISSION IN 1977. SHE GAVE 22  YEARS ...

        MARSHA JEAN CORPREW  1948-2000  MARSHA J. CORPREW, AN AFRICAN -  AMERICAN WOMAN, WAS APPOINTED  BY MAYOR LIONEL J. WILSON TO THE  PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY  COMMISSION IN 1977. SHE GAVE 22  YEARS ...

          Lakeside Park Garden Center

            Press Building

            PRESS BUILDING  The Press Building opened as the Pantages Theatre on  August 5, 1912. Retail and office uses enveloped the  building, with ground-floor tenants including a candy  store, dry cleaner, ...

            PRESS BUILDING  The Press Building opened as the Pantages Theatre on  August 5, 1912. Retail and office uses enveloped the  building, with ground- floor tenants including a candy  store, dry cleaner, ...

            • hippodrome
            • oakland
            • vaudeville

            The Cascades

            On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of ...

            On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of ...

            • natural resourc...
            • los angeles
            • aqueduct

            Sylmar Earthquake

            This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost ...

            This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost ...

            • disasters
            • veterans
            • earthquake
            • memorial
            • san fernando
            • los angeles

            Rogerio Rocha

            Rogerio Rocha was born in 1801, in the village of Mapanga, and was baptized in the San Fernando Mission. Rocha became a well-known blacksmith in California. In Rocha's early years he became the ...

            Rogerio Rocha was born in 1801, in the village of Mapanga, and was baptized in the San Fernando Mission. Rocha became a well-known blacksmith in California. In Rocha's early years he became ...

            • native american...

            Grand Central Air Terminal

            Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and the ...

            Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and ...

            • aviation
            • commerce
            • transportation
            • architecture
            • entertainment
            • free tours

            Hang Gliding

            On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly and ...

            On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly ...

            • flying
            • sports
            • adventure
            • aviation

            Modern Times

            End of an Era —  Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”.  Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the epic ...

            End of an Era —  Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”. Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the ...

            • entertainment
            • movies
            • hollywood