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John Gorrie State Museum, 46 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, United States

Texas Historical Marker #5893

Women Airforce Service Pilots. Jacqueline Cochran, one to the most famous women pilots of the Twentieth Century, persistently lobbied U.S. Army Airforce General Henry "Hap" Arnold to establish a flight training program for women during World War II. Hard-pressed for pilots by mid-summer of 1942, General Arnold requested that Cochran return from England and put her women airforce pilots (WASP) plan into action. A WASP flight school, opened at Houston's Municipal Airport in late 1942, outgrew its facilities and was relocated to Avenger Field in Sweetwater. The school operated here from February 20, 1943 to December 7, 1944, during which time it became the first and only all-women military flying school in the world. The program successfully trained women to fly every kind of overseas duty. Of the 25,000 women who applied for WASP flight training, only 1,830 were accepted to the program. Of this number 1,074 went on to gain their silver wings and fly over 60 million miles on operational duty; 38 of them lost their lives serving their country. Considered civilian employees during the war, WASP pilots finally gained military benefits after special legislation passed in 1977. (1993) #5893

Texas State Tech College, on IH 20, W of Sweetwater, Sweetwater, TX, United States

Texas Historical Marker #9464

Hagerville Community. Kentuckian James Henry Hager (1822-1879) and his wife Naoma (Clark) came to Texas in the 1840s. Hager, a farmer and cabinet maker, opened a blacksmith shop and mill in Houston County. The Nacogdoches-to-Navasota stage and mail road ran beside his log home. Hager's son, James Polk, began a post office in 1891 and named the area "Hagersville". Another son, W.J.(Bill) donated land for a schoolhouse that was used for worship. Many residents moved closer to the sawmills and the post office closed in 1905. Business declined but the Community retains its identity. #9464

?, Kennard, TX, United States

George William Russell AE 1867-1935 poet, mystic, painter, co-operator worked here

Plunkett House, 84 Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland


Derek Hill 1916-2000 Painter lived here 1947-2000

Holly Hill, Hampstead, United Kingdom


Тут з 1862 по 1864 рік вчився великий вчений Ілля Ілліч Мечніков

16 Universitetskaya, Kharkiv, Ukraine

1 Old St Chad's Here stood the mediaeval church of St Chad, of which only the Lady Chapel remains.

Old St Chad's - Princess Street, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Texas Historical Marker #11242

John Sheridan and Lucinda Nugent Sheridan (Murchison). -- #11242

?, Augusta, TX, United States

Built 1816 St Philip's Church Erected by John Cragg from designs by Thomas Rickman Closed 1882

15 Hardman Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Brighouse Civic Hall opened October 14th 1868 as the Town Hall converted to the Civic Hall in 1968

Yorkshire Building Society, Bradford Road, Brighouse, United Kingdom

In dem I'm Zweiten Weltkreig zerstorten Nebenhaus, Am Kupfergraben 4a, wohnte von 1828-1831 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 37. August 1770-14. November 1831 Hauptvertreter does deutschen Idealismus seit 1818 Professor fur Philosophies an der Berliner Universitat

Opp. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany

The Castle Keep. Principal tower of the castle built by Henry II in 1168-78. The City's name derives from the earlier castle on the site which was founded in 1080 by Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror.

Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom