Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/north-conway-5-cent-and-10-cent-store https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/north-conway-5-cent-and-10-cent-store 2019-06-25 17:44:19.096960 North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store

Submitted by @beckerben
 

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Liberty Bank Landmark and Legacy https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/liberty-bank-landmark-and-legacy https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/liberty-bank-landmark-and-legacy 2019-06-24 23:32:48.582012 Liberty Bank Landmark and Legacy Liberty Bank Landmark and Legacy

LIBERTY BANK LANDMARK AND LEGACY 
First Black Bank in the Pacific Northwest 
May 30, 1968 to 1988   2320 E Union 

Multicultural Founders 

James Purnell, President Dr. James E. Jackson, Chairman 
Dr. Robert N. Joyner, Vice Chairman Mardine Purnell, Secretary 
Holbrook Lawrence Garrett Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney 
Ralph Munro George Tokuda Jack H. Richlen 
Architects 
DeNorval Unthank, Jr. 
Mel Streeter- Streeter and Associates 
Seattle, Washington 2019 
 

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Rochfort Trestle, AB https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/rochfort-trestle-ab https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/rochfort-trestle-ab 2019-06-24 17:59:07.007037 Rochfort Trestle, AB Rochfort Trestle, AB

Rochfort Trestle
The community was named after an English homesteader, Cowper Rochfort. The Canadian Northern Railroad constructed the railway and bridge in 1919. The trestle was built with a frame of 12 inch square timbers, to a length of 2,414 feet; the longest all wooden trestle in Western Canada. It towers 110 feet high, measured from the water level of the Paddle River. The original cost was approximately $10,969 with 222,635 FBM of timber, 11,395 pounds of iron and 4,270 linear feet of piling used in the construction. Several upgrades have taken place over the years. Throughout the years accidents and suicides have claimed many lives.
Lac Ste Anne County #28
2013

THIS ROCK
WAS DONATED BY 
TED LISS 
SE-24-57-05 
2013 

Submitted by Paul Mackey 

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Wildfire Memorial Kamloops https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/wildfire-memorial-kamloops https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/wildfire-memorial-kamloops 2019-06-24 17:57:08.259849 Wildfire Memorial Kamloops Wildfire Memorial Kamloops

During the summer of 2003 the Thompson-Nicola region endured its most devastating wildfires ever. Unprecedented in numbers and massive in scope, the fires destroyed 89 homes and 7 businesses, scorched 62,000 hectares of forest and range lands, left hundreds jobless and caused the evacuation of 13,000 people. 

Wildfire Memorial, created by artist Cameron Kerr of Vancouver, BC, is dedicated to the evacuees and to the thousands of firefighters, emergency workers and volunteers from far and near who worked tirelessly to assist them in every way possible. 

Commissioned by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District with the support of the City of Kamloops. 

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Marconi's First Radio Transmissions Across Water https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/marconi-s-first-radio-transmissions-across-water https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/marconi-s-first-radio-transmissions-across-water 2019-06-24 04:02:44.187951 Marconi's First Radio Transmissions Across Water Marconi's First Radio Transmissions Across Water

1897 1947
NEAR THIS SPOT
THE FIRST RADIO MESSAGES
WERE EXCHANGED ACROSS WATER
BY
GUGLIELMO MARCONI
AND
GEORGE KEMP
BETWEEN LAVERNOCK AND FLAT HOLM 11th MAY,
LAVERNOCK AND BREAN DOWN 18th MAY 1897
 
ERECTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF CARDIFF 1947
 
Submitted by: Alistair Wylie 

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The Comfort Maple https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-comfort-maple https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-comfort-maple 2019-06-24 04:01:50.290530 The Comfort Maple The Comfort Maple

This tree believed to be Canada's oldest sugar maple (Acer Saccharum) was accepted for its preservation April 30 1961 by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority from Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort, whose family have owned this land since 1816. She and her late brother, Earl Hampden Comfort, to whose memory this tree is now dedicated with gratitude and affection reserved this plot of land for its protection in 1946. 
"O Lord, how glorious are thy works."

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William Budd lived here https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/william-budd-lived-here https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/william-budd-lived-here 2019-06-24 03:59:53.627906 William Budd lived here William Budd lived here

Submitted by: Alistair Wylie

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Ashburn Colored School https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ashburn-colored-school https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/ashburn-colored-school 2019-06-24 03:58:55.016042 Ashburn Colored School Ashburn Colored School

On this site stands Ashburn Colored School, a one-room public schoolhouse built ca. 1892 for African American students. Virginia's public school system, established in 1870, was racially segregated from its inception. Schools for black children recieved less funding and offered fewer educational opportunities than those for whites. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) that segregated schools were unconstitutional, but Virginia's government resisted integration. This school closed in 1958, when its students were transferred to a new segregated school in Leesburg. Loudoun County schools were fully desegregated in the 1968-1969 school year.

While not mentioned on the plaque, this school received brief international notoriety after some teenagers who spray-painted it with racist graffitti were assigned a reading list about racism in lieu of harsher punishment. It has since been repaired and repainted.

Submitted by: Matthew Wootten

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Snake River Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Project https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/snake-river-watershed-protection-and-flood-prevention-project https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/snake-river-watershed-protection-and-flood-prevention-project 2019-06-24 03:58:31.781083 Snake River Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Project Snake River Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Project

Why would anyone from Chicago or the San Francisco Bay Area find themselves driving through Warren, Minnesota. In my case, it's because my dad was born there in 1921, and in the summer of 2018 I accompanied my son and daughter-in-law to take in some of the family historical sites in the area. As I was leaving town, I caught site of this marker on the roadside. Being a sucker for hydraulic works -- hey, if you live in California, it sort of comes with the territory -- I stopped to take a look. 

Warren is way up toward the northwestern corner of Minnesota, and it lies on the banks of the Snake River, within the basin of the Red River of the North. One thing you notice when you're in Red River country is that it is very, very flat. San Joaquin Valley flat, and just as flat as anyplace I've seen anywhere in the greater Midwest. You won't get winded walking up a hill, because there aren't any. 

But the Red River and its tributaries have a way of spreading out, especially in the springtime, when the ice and snow start to melt and the ground is still frozen. The rivers also have a way of not respecting what modern civilization has built in their flood plains, so towns big and small tend to get inundated on a regular basis. The most dramatic recent example: http://www.startribune.com/grand-forks-marks-20th-anniversary-of-devastating-red-river-flood/418739053/ Grand Forks, North Dakota, about 20 miles to the southwest from this spot, in 1997. Warren, on the  also flooded that year.)

To try to prevent a recurrence of that disaster in Warren, the city, with federal and state help, built a sort of holding basin for floodwaters and a channel to reroute them the town. Details http://mstrwd.org/impoundments/pl-566-floodway

Submitted by @danbrekke

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Marc von Trapp https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/marc-von-trapp https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/marc-von-trapp 2019-06-22 15:59:24.088736 Marc von Trapp Marc von Trapp

Submitted by Erin Wilson

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