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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Historical Marker Database


"History Happened Here. National and global events all happened somewhere, and historical markers mark the place where Frontiersman, Soldier,Writer, Astronautmany occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of an individual who made a difference; a natural feature, building, byway; or something interesting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty."

The Historical Marker database includes many Texas markers, most are markers in the Texas Historical Commission series, e.g.,
Chief Justice John Edward Hickman (d. 1962)
Hickman's marker is in Williamson County. It includes a view of the metal marker and a photograph of the Williamson County Courthouse. Viewing the "Texas" searched list shows that Keith Peterson in Williamson County has gotten very busy.

Other markers include such as the All American Quarterhorse Congress which has its own series, e.g.,

And some are not LOCATED in Texas.

Sul Ross in Iowa, obviously a place with strong agricultural and mechanical intersts

This site deserves a longer, closer inspection

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