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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 HistoryConcrete Ships Kiptopeke State Park - Cape Charles, VA

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Placed in 1948 to create a breakwater for the ferry system, these nine World War II-era concrete ships provide a unique habitat for birds and marine life.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryA Good Start Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

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On June 2, 1608, John Smith and his crew set sail on the first of two voyages exploring the Chesapeake region. Their first stop was the Eastern Shore. At a place near today’s Cape Charles, they saw Indian men fishing with spears.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure - Sparrows Point, MD

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Originally built in 1906 by the United Railways and Electric Company on this site, stood the once grand Bay Shore Park Restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: 4/26/2014

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Signs of HistoryJohn Smith Explores the Chesapeake Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historical Trail - Sparrows Point, MD

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Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryHard Travel Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Sparrows Point, MD

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John Smith and his crew visited this area in June 1608. After passing several shallow creeks, they entered the deep waters of the Patapsco River with hopes of finding exportable metals and a passage to the Pacific Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryJohn Smith Explores the Chesapeake Captain John Smith National Historic Trail - Accokeek, MD

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Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCherished Homeland Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Accokeek, MD

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This place has been the heart of the Piscataway people’s homeland for many centuries. Their leader’s town, Moyaone, was located here when John Smith and his crew visited in June 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRich Resources Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Marbury, MD

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John Smith and his crew spent a month exploring the Potomac River in 1608, during the first voyage through the region. Smith mapped the town of Pamacocack at the mouth of the Mattawoman Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySearching for Water Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Crisfield, MD

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Imagine you are parched and can’t find fresh water. That’s what happened to John Smith and his crew as they explored the Chesapeake’s Lower Eastern Shore in June 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryJohns Smith Explores Patapsco - Baltimore, MD

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Captain John Smith visited the Patapsco River twice in 1608 after settling at Jamestown the previous year. In a 40-foot shallop, Smith and his crew were exploring the Chesapeake Bay hoping, in vain, to discover a passage to the Pacific Ocean.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Marine Railway - Baltimore, MD

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The Marine Railway at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park- The Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company had so much business that it needed two marine railways. Workers kept the railways occupied six days a week, 52 weeks a year.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryArchaeological Remains Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park - Baltimore, MD

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Archaeological Remains-For the past 300 years, wharfs have jutted into Baltimore harbor, and been home to commercial and residential buildings. What is known today as Chase’s Wharf, where you are standing, had long been a bustling site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryGarage Tudor Place - Washington, DC

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Garage, Tudor Place Mansion, Georgetown- In the 1800s, a barn stood to the right of the building you see today. The garage, the left hand portion of the building ahead, was built in 1913-1914 to house the family’s automobile.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 1/18/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySouth Lawn Tudor Place - Washington, DC

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South Lawn, Tudor Place Mansion, Georgetown. In 1816, your view from this sweeping lawn included the bustling tobacco port of Georgetown, the Potomac River, and, to the east, the growing city of Washington DC.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 1/18/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryA Neighborhood Goes To Market - Baltimore,MD

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Between 1820 and 1945, Baltimore grew from a small port city to a commercial and industrial center of both regional and national importance. Anchored by Lexington Market this neighborhood still reflects that period of growth.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/16/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Bankhead Highway - Mineral Wells, TX

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A sign mounted on a fence in front of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce notes the passage of the Bankhead Highway through Mineral Wells, with a nod to the highway's organization here in 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRuscombe - Baltimore, MD

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“Ruscombe” (meaning brown hill) was built in 1866 by James Wood Tyson. By the 1860’s, the Tyson dynasty, long one of Baltimore’s pre-eminent Quaker and industrialist families, controlled the world’s production of chromite.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/14/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryZwischenwerk VIIIb - Köln, Germany

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DE: Tafel mit historischen Informationen zum Zwischenwerk VIIIb. EN: Table with historical information about the Zwischenwerk VIIIb.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 1/13/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Great Circle Earhworks - Newark, Ohio

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The Great Circle Earthworks were built around 2000 years ago by the Hopewell people.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Ohio

date approved: 1/12/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryKlingle Mansion - Washington DC

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Klingle Mansion- When Joshua Pierce died in 1869, he left the estate to his nephew, Joshua Pierce Klingle. The property was acquired in 1890 as a part of Rock Creek Park

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 1/11/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryPierce Mill - Washington DC

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Pierce Mill-The last of several grain mills operating on Rock Creek during an era when most American mills derived their power from small streams.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 1/11/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMount Royal Station Thriving Community-Cultural Icon - Baltimore, MD

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With the 1960s renovation completed, the station became a point of pride once again-for Baltimore and for MICA. It was an important factor in the college’s regional accreditation and the further growth of its enrollment and reputation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/8/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMount Royal Station Preserving-A Landmark For Artists - Baltimore, MD

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The historic building’s deterioration threatened the future of the Mount Royal area, and its innovative restoration by MICA and second life as an educational facility sparked a renaissance and helped give birth to a thriving cultural district.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/8/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMount Royal Station Icon for the Industrial Age - Baltimore, MD

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A monument to the golden era of rail travel, the Mount Royal Station enjoys a special place in the history of Baltimore and the nation—the home of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad and birthplace of American railroading.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/7/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryDaly Avenue - Heritage Conservation District - Ottawa, Ontario

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This heritage conservation district was originally part of the lands of Louis T. Besserer, a veteran of the war of 1812 and a member of the House of Assembly whose home was at 149 Daly Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 1/5/2020

last visited: 1/12/2020

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