Historical Markers, Interpretive Signs

Discussion in 'Photos' started by sfarson, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Huzband

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  2. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Been here awhile

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    Did you leave a penny?:huh
  3. Rango

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    And more: why drop a penny (with Lincoln's head) on the grave of his murderer? :huh
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    Nope, I didn't leave a penny, but the pennies are like a middle finger to J.W. Booth, desecrating his grave.
  5. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Been here awhile

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  6. LewisNClark

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    I’ve always wondered where this lake was. And it was not easy to find.

    The famous Myers Lake on the Andy Griffith Show, in the introduction scene and 5 or 6 episodes were filmed at Myers Lake. Found it on a ride last week in Frazer Canyon Park. Over the distant hillside is downtown Los Angeles, to the right is Bellair, the most exclusive residential neighborhood of LA. Just a few miles from the Hollywood sign. Beverly Hills is just blocks away…I’d always assumed it was in North Carolina. The lake has since eroded and dried up and is now a concrete retention pond.

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  7. stankenpankens

    stankenpankens Sushi Mofongo

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    This marker can be found at coordinates 38.45998, -75.69360....

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    Which actually misses the mark by about 15 miles. :D
  10. LONG DONGER

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    Not exact due to the "bulge" of the Earth at the equator, but who doesn't? So close enough...
  11. LONG DONGER

    LONG DONGER Been here awhile

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  15. LewisNClark

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    Just east of above picture ..... they hit 4 feet of snow and camped for 27 days.

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    Actual campsite at Long Day camp:

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    Just past Long Day campsite...to the left the famous Lolo Trail (aka Lolo Motoring Highway), straight Missoula, MT.

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    Babb's Switch school fire.

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    From Wikipedia:

    The Babbs Switch fire on December 24, 1924 killed thirty-six people in a one-room school house at Babbs Switch, Oklahoma, USA. Whole families died and more than half the dead were children.
    The fire broke out during a Christmas Eve party when a lighted candle decorating a Christmas tree came in contact with the cotton trim on a Santa Claus suit. The flames spread quickly over the entire room. Contributing to the deaths were screened over windows and a door that opened inward. It is said by some that this is why public buildings now have doors that open outward instead of inward.
    The nationwide publicity over the fire led to stricter fire safety codes for schools and other public buildings.
    The fire gave rise to a famous hoax. Thirty six bodies were recovered, but not that of three-year old Mary Edens. In 1957, Grace Reynolds of Barstow, California came forward, claiming to be the long-lost child. She published a book and appeared on the Art Linkletter's House Party television program. A local newspaper editor knew the story to be fraudulent, but withheld the information until 1999 at the request of Mary Edens' father, who believed his wife could not endure losing her child a second time.
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    Fiddletown, CA, about 40 miles southeast of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada foothills...Amador County-gold country...

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  19. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Great Song with some history behind the Mason/Dixon line Surveyors... Sailing to Philidelphia

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    silverspurs what's over there?

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    I haven't read through every page of this thread, so sorry if this has already been posted...

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