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Citizen Memorials
Description:
Many people have left a significant impact on a community, friends, and loved ones to have had a permanent memorial erected in their honour. This category is dedicated to those places around the world where you find a memorial of some kind.
Expanded Description:
People often are touched by somebody special and frequently they want to recognize that person’s influence on a community by erecting a permanent memorial to that person.

At times family and friends commemorate people who may have not, on the surface, had large impact on a community; nevertheless these types of memorials are just as important. The goal of this category is to capture these permanent memorials around the world.

Memorials are as unique as the person they honour. It could be a plaque, a sign, a cenotaph, a cairn, or some other unique object. However, to meet the requirements of this category it must be a permanent object.

Memorials are generally done posthumously, however occasionally commemorative markers are installed during the life time of the person or group honoured. Both types are accepted in this category.

Memorials have different names depending on the design. While the category does not distinguished between the various types, below is a reference to what they could be called.

Memorial: Something designed to preserve the memory of a person.

Cairn: A heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, etc.

Monolith: An obelisk, column, large statue, etc., formed of a single block of stone.

Obelisk: A tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.

Plaque: An inscribed commemorative tablet, usually of metal placed on a building, monument, or the like.

Submission guidelines

Submissions to the Citizen Memorial category are more general guidelines as it is difficult to have strict rules. However, please take a moment to read below to see the general direction of the category.

Essentially any form of memorial that honours an individual or a group of individuals that are remembered for any reason. However, this category has exceptions are noted below.

Not allowed waymarks

Please do not submit any of the following that would fall into other existing categories. These include but not limited to:

  • Military personnel who died in action.

  • Police officers who died in the line of duty.

  • Dedicated benches.

  • Firefighter memorials.

  • Occupational memorials.

  • Disaster memorials.

  • Dedicated trees.

  • Buildings or bridges named after people.

  • Towns or cities named after people.

  • Sculptures or busts of the person(s). These can fit under Statues of Historic Figures.

  • Also monuments and memorials to people listed at this link, People (History).

  • Roadside memorials to traffic accident victims are not be included here.

  • Any type of headstone, however a general memorial to people in a cemetery is acceptable as long as it is clearly not a headstone nor one of the non allowed categories above.

  • If you are uncertain if something falls into this category submit it and the reviewers will see if it does come under this heading.

Instructions for Posting a Citizen Memorials Waymark:
Please review what is acceptable and not acceptable for this category in the Expanded Description before submitting. There are some changes in effect as of March 18th, 2012.

Objectives

  • Find a cenotaph, a cairn, a plaque, or similar object that is dedicated to an individual or a group of people.

  • Photos: Minimum of two photos. Do not include your GPS unit in the photos.
    (1) An overall picture of the memorial in context of its location; and

    (2) A close up of the sign. (Do not make this photo your ‘default waymark image’ unless there can be no other photo.)

  • Name: Name of the memorial – Community, (State/Province), Country.

  • Detailed description: This is optional as sometimes there is very little information available on the monument or the people it is dedicated to. If possible, try to discuss the significance of the memorial.

    The full text of the Citizen Memorial plaque and/or sign must be included in the detailed description. [Effective March 18th, 2012]

  • Website: If there is more information available please list it here. This can be about the memorial or the person or persons it is dedicated to.

  • Location: Often memorials are in parks, plazas, and other named places, please include this information.
  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
    Add another photo of the memorial. You and/or your GPS can be in the photo, but this isn't necessary.
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    Citizen MemorialsTim Powers - Live Oak, CA

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    A plaque Tim Powers in Live Oak, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 10/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWheeler Organic Garden - Santa Cruz, CA

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    A small garden by Dominican hospital in Santa Cruz, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 10/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCleng Peerson Memorial Highway - Norway, Illinois

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    a plaque located by the roadside of Illinois Route 71 in Norway, 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Exit 93 on Interstate 80 in rural northern Illinois, USA

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: Michigan

    date approved: 10/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTrevithick & Rastrick memorial, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

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    Clock towere dedicated to the engineers Trevithick & Rastrick.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

    location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLamont Odett Vista Point - Palmdale, CA

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    A great overlook of the city along Highway 14, dedicated to citizen.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBob Everhard - Anaconda, MT

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    In Kennedy Commons in downtown Anaconda are several replicas of the original light standards once used in the downtown area, all of which are dedicated to past citizens of the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsNorma McLean - Anaconda, MT

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    In Kennedy Commons in downtown Anaconda are several replicas of the original light standards once used in the downtown area, all of which are dedicated to past citizens of the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFlorence L. Messner - Anaconda, MT

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    In Kennedy Commons in downtown Anaconda are several replicas of the original light standards once used in the downtown area, all of which are dedicated to past citizens of the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMary B. Isaacs - Canadian, TX

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    "Mary Isaacs remained active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and social affairs in Canadian until her death on October 12, 1950. The Mary B. Isaacs school in Canadian is named for her." ~ TSHA

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrannie Casey - Anaconda, MT

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    In Kennedy Commons in downtown Anaconda are several replicas of the original light standards once used in the downtown area, all of which are dedicated to past citizens of the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJulius and Cora Hasley - Anaconda, MT

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    In Kennedy Commons in downtown Anaconda are several replicas of the original light standards once used in the downtown area, all of which are dedicated to past citizens of the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJoe E. Todd -- Grace United Methodist Church, Dallas TX

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    A simple memorial to a beloved man who died at this spot doing what he loved for his church

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: 10/20/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsRobert Nelson - San Francisco, CA

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    Robert Nelson- The Butterfly Man.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: 4/29/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsMalouf and Iris Abraham - Canadian, TX

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    "Malouf "Oofie" Abraham and Iris Abraham were both home town kids"

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn and Mary Durston Family - Anaconda, MT

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    In Kennedy Commons in downtown Anaconda are several replicas of the original light standards once used in the downtown area, all of which are dedicated to past citizens of the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 10/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRobert R. Young - Canadian, TX

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    Local boy who became very successful and never forgot his roots.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Hemphill - Canadian, TX

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    Memorial to Texan who served the Confederacy

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsR. Dick Bussell - Canadian, TX

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    Famed Buffalo Hunter

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlbert Perry - Santa Clara, CA

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    An altar to Albert Perry.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 10/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJames H. Relfe & S. McSpaden - Caledonia, MO

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    Two important people to the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 10/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsStone Wall - 4th St, Jackson, Michigan

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    a bronze plaque located on the historic stone wall on 4th St, in Jackson, Michigan, USA

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: Michigan

    date approved: 10/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCharlotte Dymond Memorial Stone - Roughtor, Camelford, Cornwall

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    The murder of Charlotte Dymond is written into the folklore of Bodmin Moor. It has all the ingredients of a classic tragedy; a brutal murder in a desolate location, a pretty young victim and a spurned lover

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

    location: South West England, United Kingdom

    date approved: 10/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBanita Sparks - Lincoln Park Gazebo - Lincoln AR

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    This is one of three citizen MEMORIAL PLAQUES placed on the stairs of the gazebo in the city park in downtown Lincoln, Arkansas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 10/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarl N. Karcher & Margaret M. Karcher - Carl's Jr. - Redding, CA

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    This citizen memorial resides inside Carl's Jr. lobby.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 10/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHallie Griffith Miller - Pike County, MO

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    The fort was built in 1811 to support the pioneers in the area during the war of 1812.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 10/12/2014

    last visited: never

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