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You see them everywhere - on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks - signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
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Signs of HistoryBudd Lake Community-Budd Lake, NJ

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This former industrial hamlet where mills and an iceworks operated in the mid-1800s became a thriving resort area by 1880.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/5/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySambre Rouge : les enjeux des ponts

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[FR] Panneau d'information situé près du pont de la Sambre expliquant la situation des ponts lobbains. [EN] Information panel located near the Sambre Bridge explaining the situation of the Bridges of Lobbes town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PaulLassiter

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 12/4/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMystery Tombstone - Colma, CA

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A plaque about a tombstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMonte Cristo Cottage-New London, CT

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Monte Cristo Cottage-Boyhood home of Eugene O’Neill, America’s most renowned playwright

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Connecticut

date approved: 12/2/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBoot Hill Cemetery-Dodge City, KS

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Boot Hill Cemetery-This hill was not a pleasant place during the 1870’s. It was covered with buffalo grass, prickly pear and soapweed and was used as a burying ground for drifters, troublemakers, and unknowns from 1872 until 1879.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Kansas

date approved: 12/1/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryGateway to Appalachia-Campton, KY

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Wolfe County, founded in 1860, is Eastern Kentucky’s Gateway to Appalachia. The National Designated Wild and Scenic Red River and the North Fork of the Kentucky River flow through Wolfe County.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/1/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWooden Leg Hill (Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument)- Crow Agency, MT

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Wooden Leg Hill June 25, 1876-Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument-The hill in front of you was occupied by Lakota, and Cheyenne during the fight on Last Stand Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Montana

date approved: 11/30/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryDefense System (Fort Warren)-Georges Island, MA

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From this vantage point it is possible to see the principal elements of Ft. Warren’s defense system. These are based on the 17th century, military theories developed by Louis XIV’s chief engineer, Sebastien de Vauban.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/29/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWeaving for the War (Manzanar National Historic Site)-Independence, CA

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America went to work for the war effort in 1942, and Manzanar was no exception. More than 500 young Japanese Americans wove camouflage nets here for the U.S. Army.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFactory (McIlhenny Company-Tabasco)-Avery Island, LA

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Edmund McIlhenny concocted the now famous TABASCO® brand pepper sauce in a wooden frame building called the “Laboratory” on the Homestead grounds of the Avery McIlhenny family.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Louisiana

date approved: 11/27/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryHunt (Relocation Camp)-Hunt ID

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Excluded from their west coast homes by military authorities, more than 9000 Japanese Americans occupied Hunt Relocation Camp 4 miles north of here between 1942 & 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Idaho

date approved: 11/27/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySisters of the Jeanne-D'arc Institute - Les Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne-D'arc - Ottawa, Ontario

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This plaque about the history of the Sisters of the Jeanne D'arc Institute is located on Sussex Drive, in Ottawa. Cette plaque, à propos de l'histoire des Soeurs de l'Institut Jeanne-D'arc, est située sur la promenade Sussex, à Ottawa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/27/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRanch Wall-Haleakala National Park-Kula, HI

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This ranch wall stacked stone by stone in the late 1800s, represents an investment in the land. Stretching for two miles, it guided cattle through the harsh landscape of Haleakala.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Hawaii

date approved: 11/27/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryEducating Baltimore: Music, History and Academia-Baltimore, MD

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Across Howard Street, Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876 as America’s first research university. The University attracted and trained some of the best minds of the 19th century

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/26/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryDiscover Holliday Street: A Stage for Culture, Politics, and Worship-Baltimore, MD

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or more than a century the Holliday Street Theater entertained Baltimoreans from a site across the street from City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/26/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryExercising Freedom: Overcoming Racial and Religious Boundaries-Baltimore, MD

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Contrary to Baltimore’s 19th century conservative appearance, Baltimoreans created progressive, diverse communities that expanded the nation’s racial and religious freedom.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/26/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryEarly Civil Rights Era-Baltimore, MD

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In pre-Civil War Baltimore, African Americans—such as Frederick Douglas, Daniel Coker, and William Watkins--- wrote some of the earliest and most important abolitionist treatises.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/26/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of History1838 Kuhn's Wharf - Strand District - Galveston, TX

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Kuhn's Wharf was one of the first wharves to be built in Galveston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 11/26/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBrockenschild / Iron Curtain Sign - near Bergen/Dumme, Germany

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(de) "Brockenschild" an der L6/L263 zwischen Bergen/Dumme und Klein Grabenstedt (en) Iron Curtain Sign at the L6/L263 between Bergen/Dumme and Klein Grabenstedt

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fluson

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 11/25/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCemetery Worker's Bell - Colma, CA

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A bell in Colma, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/24/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBuy Where You Can Work Campaign & Higher Education-Baltimore, MD

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Although the Pennsylvania Avenue of the 1920s was Baltimore’s premier shopping district for African Americans, many of the businesses that served them were owned by whites who refused to hire African Americans from the neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/24/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryNurturing the Arts-Baltimore, MD

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Old West Baltimore helped shape some of America’s greatest African American writers, artists and performers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/24/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryDiversity in a Segregated Community-Baltimore, MD

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The sudden rise of Old West Baltimore’s premier African American community occurred on a foundation of diversity. Even though it was segregated from many white areas, it was still made up of a variety of people. African Americans from all backgrounds found refuge in Old West Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/24/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryTEMPL Mestský palác, Mladadá Boleslav, CZ

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TEMPL Mestský palác v Mladadé Boleslavi/TEMPL Municipal Palace in Mlada Boleslav

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blogi

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/18/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCommunity Growth and Faith-Baltimore, MD

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Communities grow in direct proportion to their access to capital. Potential homebuyers and business owners in Old West Baltimore needed access to money.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/17/2019

last visited: never

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