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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 MemorialsJames Grover Morgan - Unionville, MO

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    Newspaper man, politician, but surprisingly little on the web about him.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLorado Zadoc Taft - White Hall, IL

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    Stone placed at the foot of one of his works, and erected to honor him.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Illinois

    date approved: 4/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsReverend Dr. Elmer A.R. Schutz - Connellsville, Pennsylvania

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    The Cross on top of Otterbein UMC was refurbished in memory of one of its pastors after it was destroyed by weather. (Located at 201 East Lincoln Avenue, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania)

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outdoorboy34

    location: Pennsylvania

    date approved: 4/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarolyn Ann Ball Blair & Judge Clay Cowgill Blair, Jr. - Joplin MO

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    "The sculpture was created in memory of Carolyn Ann Ball Blair and Judge Clay Cowgill Blair Jr., lifelong residents of Jasper County." Joplin Public Library - 300 S Main St, downtown Joplin

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBancroft Tower - Worcester, MA

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    Bancroft Tower is reached via Bancroft Tower Road in Salisbury Park in Worcester, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 4/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge N Spiva - Spiva Park - Joplin MO

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    This park is dedicated to a local philanthropist and civic leader, George Spiva.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. T. W. Pritchett - White Hall, IL

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    Dentist who also served tin the Civil War, but impacted this town with his dental work. (pun intended)

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Illinois

    date approved: 4/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlbert P. Greensfelder - Creve Coeur, MO

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    A civil engineer, and committed to the St. Louis County parks, this memorial is located within Creve Coeur Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Charles Martin - Perry, OK

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    This sign at Hole #1 of the Perry Disc Golf Club honors Rotarian Dr. Charles Martin

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 4/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJack Buck - Clayton, MO

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    Cardinals baseball broadcaster who became an icon in the St. Louis City and County; and know through the world.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge R. "Buzz" Westfall - Clayton, MO

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    Prosecuting Attorney to County Executive, the leading rank in St. Louis County; then dies young - 59.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDonald L. Bendetti - Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum - Yorba Linda, CA

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    This citizen dedication resides in front of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCristina Saralegui - Hollywood, CA

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    Cristina Saralegui is a talk show host...often called “the Spanish Oprah”.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 4/18/2014

    last visited: 4/3/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsMoris Birkbeck - Albion, IL

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    Marker to English poet, entrepreneur, and attempt to bring British life to America, and his stand agains slavery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Illinois

    date approved: 4/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJoseph C. Cason - Canton, MO

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    Oddly I can find things on his wife, Lindenwood graduate, Susan Ellen Cummings, in 1892; but nothing on him.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/15/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Wm & Imilda Hutsell - Moberly, MO

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    Roadside parks are disappearing. They once lined the US highways in most states...Missouri and Texas are removing them, because everyone uses Interstates, and no one stops and relaxes anymore.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Victor C. Vaughan - Huntsville, MO

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    Farm boy from here who became a famous doctor and president of the University of Michigan Medical School

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFleet Stewart Lentz, Sr. - Mercedes TX

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    This Citizen Memorial is in the Mercedes Civic Center Park on Chapman Street at East 2nd Street in Mercedes, Texas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBing Taylor Memorial Rose Garden - Hill House Museum - Lodi, CA

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    This memorial rose garden resides behind the Hill House Museum along Church Street in Lodi, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDabbs Greer - Anderson, MO

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    Fishing hole, town park, and fishing tourneyment all in this local boy - turned actor - honor

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThekla R. Wallis - Cave Springs AR

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    Not much can be found online about Ms. Wallis - only that she did, in fact, serve as mayor of this tiny community. A small municipal park has been dedicated to her service of this town by appreciative citizens.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 4/7/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFerold G. Arend - Bentonville AR

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    Placed amongst the sidewalk tiles that line this street, this plaque commemorates a kind civic deed performed by one of the early presidents of the Wal*Mart company. Directly in front of the original Walton's 5-10.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 4/7/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlbert and Sophie Heffel - Creston, British Columbia

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    Creston & District Historical Museum is located at 219 Devon Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 4/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsIrving Olex - Eisenhower Medical Center - Rancho Mirage, CA

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    This citizen memorial sculpture is located within the Eisenhower Medical Center complex and near the Dolores Hope Outpatient Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMonumento a los Descubridores - Nerja, Spain

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    The monument to the discoverers (monumento a los descubridores) is located at the entrance to the Caves of Nerja on the Costa del Sol, Spain.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Andalucía, Spain

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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