Memorials

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This memorial is the Property of the State of Colorado ____ A detachment of United States Soldiers of The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War spent the winter of 1846-47 near this site. With their families and Mormon immigrants from Mississippi they formed a settlement of 275 persons. They erected a church and rows of dwellings of cottonwood logs. Here were born the first white children in Colorado.
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Between 1846 and 1869, thousands of Mormon immigrants traversed the Great Plains enroute to sanctuary in the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains. The main route ran through Nebraska, paralleling the Platte River. A cholera epidemic in the fall of 1853 caused the bulk of the immigrants to seek a new pathway west. Mormon wagon and handcart companies traveled from Westport, Missouri, down the Santa Fe Trail to 110-Mile Creek crossing, then across the prairie into Geary County and Fort Riley and... Read More
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This museum is meant to preserve and show the culture of the indigenous population of Brazil. The museum was also created to educate people about the Brazilian indigenous people and the challenges they went through, as well as correct any misunderstadning people have of them.
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800, six foot corten steel monuments to symbolize thousands of lynching victims, one for each county in the US that a lynching took place in. Also includes statues of slaves in chains
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Restoration of the New Ferry Building on Ellis Island is being supported in part by a Federal Save America’s Treasures award administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. New Ferry Building In 1999, the Statue of Liberty National Monument/Ellis Island was awarded a $1.2 million federal challenge grant from the Save America’s Treasures program to restore the New Ferry Building. New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman’s advisory committee on Ellis Island helped secure... Read More
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Caribbean immigrants discovered this stretch of Georgia Avenue in the 1940s, bringing island culture along with jerk chicken, curry, and coco bread. Many, like Eric Williams, who later led Trinidad and Tobago to independence in 1962, came to study or teach at Howard University. Others came seeking better jobs. the 2000 Census showed that Caribbean-born residents formed DC's second-largest immigrant group. For English-speaking immigrants from the former British West Indies, transition to DC... Read More
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Niels Petersen, a Danish immigrant, homesteaded 160 acres in Tempe in 1872. He was involved in almost every aspect of area development and was an organizer of the Tempe Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888. This Queen Anne style farm house was designed by James Creighton in 1892 and built on the homestead for Niels and Susanna Decker Petersen. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This plaque is a bicentennial project of the Tempe Historical Society
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Built in 1871 by Alexander Wiley Sr. and Nels Elikson, the rooming house over the years was home for hundreds of immigrants, lumber jacks, mill workers, farm hands and log drivers (known as river pigs). In 1887 Wiley Sr. became the sole owner and operated it until 1895 when he sold it to Erick and Johanna Myrman. The Myrmans operated the Norway House until 1915 after which it was rented to various other operators until 1939 when the building was razed. In its heyday, room and board was $4 per... Read More
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Immigrant Route through Middle Tennessee
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This memorial was made to depict the global scale of the triangular slave trade, illustrate the extreme conditions under which millions of African people were transported during the Middle Passage and be a place where visitors can honor the memory of the millions of souls who were lost. Rodney Leon was the Architect and designer of the memorial.

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