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Signs of History
Managed By: Icon Here Sign Historians
Description:
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.
Expanded Description:

Find a sign that commemorates the history of an area. This needs to be a permanent sign that was placed by a government organization, church, university or social organization.

We are looking for signs with approximately 50 words that commemorate a bit of local history that occurred at or near the sign that teach the reader about it that cannot be waymarked in another existing historical marker category.

We are NOT looking for:
o Signs that are commercial in nature
o Signs that simply say "George Washington slept here 1785."
o Signs whose primary purpose is to state that a structure was placed on a National or State Register of Historic places without giving a significant description of the history behind the building
o Signs that give technical details of a structure (height, length, cost, materials used, construction duration) without also providing history
o Signs that teach about science or nature without giving the specific history of the subject

The following is a list of the other historical marker categories on Waymarking.com and what historical markers they allow or don't allow as far as we are able to determine (this is currently a work in progress):

United StatesRestrictions
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming Allow any credible historical marker
AlabamaAllows only those on the list
CaliforniaAllows only those on the list
ConnecticutAllows only those primarily placed by the historical commission.
DelawareAllows only those on the list
GeorgiaPlaques located on the Chickamauga National Battlefield (normally blue or red) in NW Georgia detailing the Battle of Chickamauga should be placed in the “Signs of History” category.
HawaiiAllows only those on the list (No list present)
IndianaAllows only those on the list
MarylandAllows only those on the list
MontanaAllows only outdoor roadside markers (older or newer styles)
NevadaAllows only those on the list
New HampshireAllows only those on the list
New JerseyAllows only markers from the New Jersey Historic Trust and New Jersey DOT (no online list - Waymarking.com is helping to create this list)
New YorkOnly official New York State Markers. Visit here for an explanation. Visit here for a animated map explanation.
North CarolinaAllows only those on the list
OhioAllows only those on the list
PennsylvaniaAllows only those on the list
TexasAllows only those on the list
TennesseeAllows only those on the list (You must search The Courier newsletter to find the markers)
Virginia (clarification)From the expanded description, "The waymark must be an official Virginia Historic Marker, erected by the authority of the state, a municipality, college, or similar authority. It should be along a highway, in a highway rest area, or some other similar setting." However, the group interprets this only as an official metal sign on a pole (usually white, green or bronze). Other types of plaques, kiosks, etc. will not be accepted in Virginia Historic Markers.
West VirginiaAllows only those on the list
WisconsinAllows only those on the list


CanadaRestrictions
Alberta, Manitoba and SaskatchewanAllow any credible historical marker
British ColumbiaAllows only British Columbia Heritage markers.
OntarioAllows only those on the 'search the database'link.
QuebecAllows only those on the list , list or listNOTE: Contains dead links, but I cannot update as I do not read French - Outspoken1]


InternationalRestrictions
Australian, France, Portugal, Norway, United KingdomAllow any credible historical marker


Instructions for Posting a Signs of History Waymark:
Please include the following in your waymark: - Naming convention: Please use the following naming convention: Title of sign - City, State/Province/Country. For example: The Steam Engine - Dallas, TX. If the sign does not have a clear title, then use a short (1-8 word) description of the main topic covered by the sign. If the sign is two-sided or otherwise has two titles, please include both in the waymark name separated by a / - Two quality pictures of the marker that you have personally taken: one a close-up (please make this your default photo) and one a distance shot showing the marker and its surroundings to assist visitors in finding it. Please do not include your GPSr or yourself in these two photos. Take and upload additional photos if you or your GPSr like to be on the web. Also, please photograph any existing structures or locations that are described on the sign (optional). - The text on the marker. - Coordinates obtained personally by you. If the sign is inside a building or other area where GPS signal is weak, then take the coordinates from a logical entrance and include a description of how to to get from the coordinates to the sign in your description. - Please try to find additional information about the event(s) on the sign and post this information or a web link to it.

NAMING: Please name your Waymark: Name - City, State/Province/Country.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Take a picture of the marker, preferably including yourself or your GPSr in the photo. A very detailed description of your visit may be substituted for a photo. In any case please provide a description of your visit. A description of only "Visited" or "Saw it while on vacation" by anyone other than the person creating the waymark may be deleted by the waymark owner or the category officers.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Group that erected the marker
  • URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign
  • Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary
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Signs of HistoryLakeside Park-Kingsville Ontario

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A sign commemorating the making of Lakside Park in Kingsville,Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Captain Spaulding

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/26/2010

last visited: 7/29/2012

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Signs of HistoryEssex Railway Station - Essex, ON

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Sign recounting the history of the nearby Essex Railway Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/31/2017

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMiddle Island - Point Pelee National Park, ON

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Sign located on the trail just north of the southern tip of point Pelee recounting the history of nearby Middle Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/11/2017

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySimon Girty - Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

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This plaque is located at 1173 Front Road S. in Amherstburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/28/2010

last visited: 10/14/2012

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Signs of HistoryBeginnings of Amherstburg - Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

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This plaque is located in the King's Navy Yard Park in Amhesrtburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/29/2010

last visited: 8/16/2018

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Signs of HistoryFirst Electric Lightning Plant - Amherstburg,Ontario, Canada

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This plaque is located in the King's Navy Yard Park in Amhesrtburg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/31/2010

last visited: 10/14/2012

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Signs of HistoryA Bootlegger's Paradise/Prohibition in Berlin Township 1918-1933 - Newport, MI

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Historical Marker in Newport, Michigan discussing the Prohibition Years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bobfrapples8

location: Michigan

date approved: 4/17/2021

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Model A - Dearborn, Michigan

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This historical sign is located next to the fountain at the Henry Ford Birthplace Park in Henry Ford Village Senior Living Community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFreedom Acres

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Located on the south side of 11 mile road to east of Orchard Lake Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The D Zone

location: Michigan

date approved: 3/26/2012

last visited: 3/26/2012

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Signs of HistoryThe Stuart Little Pond

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The Stuart Little Pond is located in Heritage Park on the west side of Farmington Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The D Zone

location: Michigan

date approved: 3/26/2012

last visited: 5/6/2013

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Signs of HistoryPropellers - Signs of History - National Great Lakes Museum, Toledo, Ohio, USA.

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An informative panel - Featuring the history of Ships Screw Propellers. Displayed in front of The National Museum of the Great Lakes - a heritage location on the banks of the Maumee River on the east side of Toledo, Ohio, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Ohio

date approved: 10/31/2019

last visited: 10/29/2019

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Signs of HistoryMilan - Milan, Ohio

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Similar to the official Ohio historical markers, this one describing Milan, Ohio was placed for the state sesquincentennial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/26/2009

last visited: 9/5/2012

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Signs of HistoryMichigan Centennial Business - Clinton, Michigan, USA.

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Michigan Centennial Business - The Clinton Local. A small local newspaper that has been in continuous business for for over 100 years. Located in Clinton, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/8/2016

last visited: 7/23/2016

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Signs of HistoryThe Indian Wars, 1790-1795 - Waterville, OH

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Anthony Wayne Parkway plaque describing the history of the Indian Wars

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ohio

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: 7/29/2018

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Signs of HistoryLittle Kin Park History Plaque - Wardsville, Ontario

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A plaque on the history of the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Keldar5

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2021

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFairfax District - Cleveland, Ohio

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Fairfax district contains the Cleveland Clinic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/5/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryArchibald Willard - Bedford Ohio

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Artist Archibald Willard was born in Bedford, Ohio, in 1836.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team RAGAR

location: Ohio

date approved: 2/20/2009

last visited: 10/4/2019

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Signs of History1842 Middlesex County Registry Office - Iona, Ontario

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A small stone with a plaque for a former registry office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Keldar5

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2016

last visited: 6/17/2016

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Signs of HistoryPincombe's Millpond - Strathroy, ON

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Site of a historic millpond in Strathroy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/20/2017

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMansfield Block House - Mansfield, OH

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An historical marker about the old Mansfield Block House is located at the entrance to South Park, a city park where the old block house now resides.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Ohio

date approved: 6/27/2009

last visited: 12/20/2008

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Signs of HistoryJohnny Appleseed Monument - Mansfield, OH

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An historical marker about the Johnny Appleseed Monument, as well as the monument itself, is located in South Park, a city park in Mansfield, Ohio, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Ohio

date approved: 6/27/2009

last visited: 10/13/2012

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Signs of HistoryKilbourne Homestead - Kilworth, Ontario, Canada

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A sign for a homestead on the edge of a provincal park

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Keldar5

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/1/2021

last visited: never

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