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Description:
Locations with plaques describing the FIRST occurrence of a Person/Group or Place/Location or Thing/Event.
Expanded Description:

This category is dedicated to the FIRST recorded occurrence as defined below:

  • First Person or Group - as in "First Woman Astronaut" or "First NFL Team to win the Superbowl"
  • First Place or Location - as in "First Telephone Exchange in the British Empire" or "First Gold Mine in the Yukon"
  • First Item or Event - as in "First Diesel Locomotive" or "First Hanging in the USA"

Instructions for Posting a First of its Kind Waymark:

Please provide coordinates that you took when visiting the site, as well as an image taken at the site. The coordinates must match the actual location of the FIRST. Providing an image of the FIRST makes for a more interesting listing, however if only a plaque exists it is still acceptable.

There must be a plaque or similar signage at the site that confirms the FIRST, and an image of the plaque should also be supplied with listing submission. All plaques MUST have the word "FIRST" or "1st" (suitable synonyms like "Oldest" or "Original" are acceptable) in the text on them to qualify, as related to the FIRST. Plaques may be metal, carved stone, wooden or similar physical material. However, brochures and fliers, or images taken from online sources are NOT sufficient. Visitors must be able to learn about the FIRST by reading a plaque at the listed coordinates by being able to walk up to it and read it for themselves to learn that the location is the "FIRST of its kind".

The word "OLDEST" can only be a substitute for the word "FIRST". "The OLDEST Masonic Lodge" is acceptable but not as in "The OLDEST man to swim the English Channel".

Naming your Waymark Listing: You may name your Waymark Listing anything you like within reason but it should provide some indication of the nature of the site. Consider adding a descriptive tag at the beginning of the name to further assist Waymarking participants to locate the Waymark.

As a guideline, the following is a suggested naming scheme for listings in this category: FIRST - Solar Powered Flashlight Invented

While you are free to create your own Waymark Listing name, using the suggested style may help people when they visit multiple Waymark locations.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the Waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the Waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal Waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote Waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.

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First of its KindFIRST -- Good Grazing Cattle in Colorado - Boulder, CO

in First of its Kind

This is one of many historical markers in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Colorado

date approved: 3/8/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Italian to Arrive in New Amsterdam - New York, NY

in First of its Kind

A citizen memorial in Battery Park in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 3/7/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - President of the Fire House - Stony Hill, MO

in First of its Kind

First President of the board, of this firehouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/7/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- School Building in Ventnor City - Ventnor City, NJ

in First of its Kind

Two keystones from a nearby school that no longer stands in Ventnor City, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/4/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Chesterfield County Courthouse - Chesterfield, VA

in First of its Kind

This maker is located right next to highway 10.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/2/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- non-Native American to Discover Capistrano Valley - San Juan Capistrano, CA

in First of its Kind

A historical marker on a McDonald's in San Juan Capistrano, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/1/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Canadian Satellite - Ottawa, Ont.

in First of its Kind

Alouette 1 is a deactivated Canadian satellite that studied the ionosphere. Launched in 1962, it was Canada's first satellite, and the first satellite constructed by a country other than the Soviet Union or the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/1/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindEARLIEST Known Burial in Fairy Cemetery - Fairy, TX

in First of its Kind

A modern gray granite headstone in the northwest corner of historic Fairy Cemetery marks the final resting place of an infant by the name of Salisbury who was born and who died in 1880. This child's burial is noted as the first in the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Attempt at Commercial Coal Mining in North America - Midlothian, VA

in First of its Kind

This is one of many historical markers at the Midlothian Mines Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/26/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Meeting of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors - Midlothian, VA

in First of its Kind

This is one of many historical markers at the Midlothian Mines Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/26/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Gravity / Horse-Drawn Railroad in Virginia - Midlothian, VA

in First of its Kind

This is one of many historical markers at the Midlothian Mines Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/26/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Commercial Coal Mining Venture in North America - Midlothian, VA

in First of its Kind

This is one of many historical markers at the Midlothian Mines Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/26/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Pastor of Tomahawk Baptist Church - Midlothian, VA

in First of its Kind

This is one of many historical markers at the Midlothian Mines Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/26/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST Urban Conservation District - Oklahoma City, OK

in First of its Kind

This plaque notes that Linwood Place was Oklahoma City's first Urban Conservation District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/24/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Temecula - Temecula, CA

in First of its Kind

One of many historical markers in old town Temecula, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/22/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- US President - McLean, VA

in First of its Kind

One of many historical markers at Great Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST Public City Library - Poznan, Poland

in First of its Kind

First public library in the city of Poznan created in 1829

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sernikk

location: Wielkopolskie, Poland

date approved: 2/20/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindOLDEST Marked Grave in Everheart-Canaan Cemetery - Grayson County, TX

in First of its Kind

A 2004 Texas Historical Marker at Everheart-Canaan Cemetery, near Bells and Whitewright in rural Grayson County, TX, notes that the oldest marked grave in Everheart-Canaan Cemetery is that of W.H. Rumsower, from 1875.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST Person Buried on This Site (Pleasant Grove Cemetery) - Climax, TX

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A 1998 Texas Historical Marker at Pleasant Grove Cemetery notes that the first person buried on this site was Malissa (Dodson) Sides back in 1891.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Election of County Officials - Rockville, MD

in First of its Kind

One of many historical markers in downtown Rockville, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: 7/7/2019

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First of its KindFIRST -- County Court - Rockville, MD

in First of its Kind

One of many historical markers in downtown Rockville, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: 7/7/2019

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First of its KindFIRST -- Commercially Successful Electronic pH Meter - Pasadena, CA

in First of its Kind

A historical marker on the Caltech campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Building at Caltech - Pasadena, CA

in First of its Kind

A memorial to the founder of Caltech.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Pasadena City Hall - Pasadena, CA

in First of its Kind

A historical marker on the site of the former city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: never

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First of its KindFirst -- Woman Mayor of Pasadena - Pasadena, CA

in First of its Kind

A citizen memorial located next to City Hall in downtown Pasadena, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2021

last visited: never

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