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Illinois

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near Aladdin, Illinois.
The fertile prairies in Illinois attracted the attention of French trader Louis Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette as they explored the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers in 1673. France claimed this region until 1763 when it . . .

(Exploration • Politics • Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

September 11, 2001

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Palm Coast, Florida.
The Elks are distinctly American and as such we have linked the destiny of our order with the destiny of our country dedicated to those that lost their lives that day. To those that responded and saved thousands, and to our . . .

(20th Century) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

In Memoriam (NSGW WWI Memorial)

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Oakland, California.
In Memoriam of the boys of this district who made the supreme sacrifice Dedicated Sunday July 10th 1921 by Claremont Parlor No. 240 N.S.G.W. and affiliated organizations This plate donated by H.T. Burns

(War, World I) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Heriberto Jara Corona

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, Mexico.
Heriberto Jara Corona 1879-1968 Diputado Constituyente por el Estado de Veracruz 1917 Gobernador Constitucional del Estado de Veracruz 1924-1927 Primer Secretario de Marina del Gobierno de la Republica 1940-1946 El pueblo y . . .

(Military • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Penniman Buildings

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Plymouth, Michigan.
Most of this block of Main Street burned in 1857 and again in 1893. For this reason, this commercial block on Main Street is known as the Phoenix Block. These four buildings were erected after the 1893 fire, bearing the name . . .

(Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Tristan De Luna Y Arellano

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Mobile, Alabama.
Spanish conquistador who in the summer of 1559 led a large fleet to the northern Gulf coast in the earliest grand attempt to colonize the area for Spain. He sailed into Mobile Bay in August 1559 with 11 ships, more than 500 . . .

(Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

County Named, 1858

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McKee, Kentucky.
For Andrew Jackson, the 7th US President, 1829-37, first to be elected from west of Appalachians. First Representative in Congress from Tenn., 1796-97. In US Senate twice, 1797 and 1823. Victorious commander at New Orleans, . . .

(Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

STATHAM-FORD Special

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, Ireland.
On this site the famous STATHAM-FORD Special racing car was designed and constructed in 1929

(Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wayne's Strategy

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Van Wert, Ohio.
. . .

(Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

STATHAM'S By Pembroke Kilkenny

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, Ireland.
OUR HERITAGE The three highly successful Irish International Grand Prix held in Dublin's Phoenix Park between 1929 and 1931 led to races being held on street and road circuits throughout Ireland. For those that could not . . .

(Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

William F. Roe

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, Ireland.
Electrical Engineer born Kilkenny Rural Electrification in Ireland

(Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Traces of History

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Wixom, Michigan.
This road is a story with many chapters. On Pontiac Trail people have traveled on foot, on horseback and on wheels, tracing the story of Wixom and southeast Michigan. It was vital in prehistory as a Native American footpath, . . .

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

West-Metcalfe House

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near Mill Springs, Kentucky.
One mile south. First brick house in area. Built by Capt. Isaac West, Revolutionary soldier, who came here about 1798, received land grant in 1799, and built this house, in 1800, of bricks he made himself. Gen. Felix . . .

(Notable Buildings • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Beech Grove / Noble Ellis

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near Nancy, Kentucky.
Beech Grove In late 1861, Confederate Gen. Felix Zollicoffer advanced into Ky. from Jamestown, Tn. Zollicoffer ordered seizure of area ferry boats to cross his army to the north side of the Cumberland River. Unable to . . .

(War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Adams

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near Mendon, Ohio.
Site of Fort Adams One-fourth mile east. Built by General Wayne In August 1794. A deserter from this fort warned the Indians of the American approach.

(Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

From Sibley's Corners to Wixom

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Wixom, Michigan.
Lewis Norton first settled the area in 1830, followed by Alonzo Sibley in 1831 and Alijah Wixom in 1832. Sibley built an impressive home opposite this site and donated land to establish a cemetery and church. The area became . . .

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Laurel County

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near London, Kentucky.
Formed in 1825 out of portions of Clay, Rockcastle, Whitley, and Knox counties. The abundance and beauty of laurel shrub impressed the early pioneers so much that they named the county for it. Dr. Thomas Walker's party, . . .

(Political Subdivisions • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Liverpool Township / Liverpool and Valley City

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Valley City, Ohio.
Seba Bronson Jr. left Columbia Township in early 1810 and followed the Rocky River to an area one and a half miles north of here. He built a cabin and planted a crop and thus started what became known as the village of . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 12 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Witnesses of the Future

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, Mexico.
“Testigos del Futuro” El contratista britanico Weetman D. Pearson presenta al entonces Presidente de Mexico Porfirio Diaz, el proyecto que cristaliza la modernización del muelle del puerto artificial de Veracruz. Atestigua . . .

(Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Station Camp

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West Irvine, Kentucky.
Indian Trading Post and camping ground. Called "Ah-wah-nee," a grassy place, by the Shawnees who hunted here and obtained their lead supply in this vicinity. In 1769, Daniel Boone, Squire Boone, and Joseph Proctor were first . . .

(Exploration • Native Americans • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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