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Title: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 02-27-2008, 01:53pm
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/cityhall-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/cityhall-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Kindelan on 02-27-2008, 02:00pm
There's one in Newport right on Washington near the Path Station something about some dude named Washington.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Case on 02-27-2008, 02:42pm
There's one in Newport right on Washington near the Path Station something about some dude named Washington.


Henry Hudson actually.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Kindelan on 02-27-2008, 02:46pm
There's one in Newport right on Washington near the Path Station something about some dude named Washington.


Henry Hudson actually.

No, Washington.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Case on 02-27-2008, 05:38pm
There's one in Newport right on Washington near the Path Station something about some dude named Washington.

Henry Hudson actually.

No, Washington.

Made me look.  It's a more interesting plaque than I remembered.  In only four sentences it locates and commemorates the landing of the Half Moon (1609), the founding of Pavonia (1630's), the headquarters of Washington (1776) and Hamilton drawing up plans for the city (early 1800's). The years were all precise, but my memory isn't.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 03-22-2008, 08:06pm
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/150bay-2.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/150bay-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/150bay-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: NON on 03-23-2008, 04:32am
I don't have a pic, but there's one on Belmont and Kennedy at the entrance to Lincoln Park, commemorating the Lincoln Statue.

I'll try to get a pic one of these days. And fortunately, this one isn't one with a gigantic orange pylon attached to it. We West Siders can figure out how to walk around a pole.

Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: MA on 05-05-2008, 11:56am
Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/barrowsign.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 06-20-2008, 01:58pm
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/padua-2-m.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/padua-1-m.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/padua-3-m.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/padua-p-1-m.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: CeeDub on 06-20-2008, 02:10pm
Should not that read "Basilica" on the plaque?
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: MA on 07-29-2008, 11:20pm
Jersey City Main Post Office (http://www.njcu.edu/Programs/jchistory/Pages/P_Pages/Post_Office.htm), 69 Washington Blvd.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/jcpostoffice.jpg)

Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: MA on 08-09-2009, 06:38pm
Taken during Hike #5A (http://www.wiredjc.com/index.php/topic,2974.0.html):

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/stpat.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/stpat-marker.jpg)

Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: nugnfutz on 08-09-2009, 09:56pm
I probably posted it elsewhere, but we could easily enhance this with something similar to what was done in central park.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/celebrities-offer-tour-of-central-park-by-cellphone/ (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/celebrities-offer-tour-of-central-park-by-cellphone/)

Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 08-17-2009, 12:34am
another one from hike 5A:

(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMChristKing-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMChristKing-2.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMChristKing-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 08-17-2009, 12:40am
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMCommercialTrust-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMCommercialTrust-2.jpg)



There are a bunch of historic markers along the waterfront walkway for anyone wishing to play along.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 08-17-2009, 12:48am
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMMorrisCanal-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMMorrisCanal-2.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/HMMorrisCanal-3.jpg)

There are at least 3 more markers for the Morris Canal but they're larger displays with lots of words, pics, maps, etc.  I can't get them in a single pic and still have them legible.  I will get back to those.

My meanderings today kinda look like the state of NJ:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1250484937-03297-75.75.149.50.html (http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1250484937-03297-75.75.149.50.html)
 ;D
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 08-30-2009, 11:40pm
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/appletree-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/appletree-2.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/appletree-3.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/appletree-4.jpg)

Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 08-30-2009, 11:59pm
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/stjohns-2.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/stjohns-3.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/stjohns-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/stjohns-5.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/stjohns-4.jpg)

Here's the route map:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1251685889-11648-24.0.43.191.html (http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1251685889-11648-24.0.43.191.html)

1) I passed at least 6 things along the route that I would consider historic markers but didn't take pictures of them.  For 2 points each, name them.

2) I also came within three blocks of at least two historic markers that aren't yet posted in this thread.  For 3 points each, name them.

3) Name the establishment where I ate breakfast along the route for 1 point.

4) Points are deducted for incorrect guesses.

Go.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: MA on 09-01-2009, 08:55am
Here's the route map:
[url]http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1251685889-11648-24.0.43.191.html[/url] ([url]http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1251685889-11648-24.0.43.191.html[/url])


Dude, you need to save your maps elsewhere. I would take your quiz but ::)

On a related note, have you seen this (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/fashion/20GPS.html)?

Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 09-04-2009, 08:34pm

Dude, you need to save your maps elsewhere. I would take your quiz but ::)


This should work. (http://hurtle.com/maps/8-29-09.htm)

Quote
On a related note, have you seen this ([url]http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/fashion/20GPS.html[/url])?


What's to stop people from just taking ol' MS Paint and drawing lines over the Google maps? 

With a lack of walkable roads up the hill, alot of the JC walks will have a long, narrow section with a pompous bulb at the end, kinda like a wang.  I prefer Rorschach type tests that find me crazy, not gay.


Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Bobblehead on 09-08-2009, 01:49pm
Should not that read "Basilica" on the plaque?

That plaque reads like a train wreck. . . .
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Bobblehead on 09-08-2009, 01:56pm
I think those columns are granite, not marble:

(http://www.njcu.edu/Programs/jchistory/Images/C_Images/City_Hall_Portico_Detail_2002_Large_AS.jpg)

And I love this story: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E04E1D8113AE533A25750C1A9649D94649ED7CF (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E04E1D8113AE533A25750C1A9649D94649ED7CF)

([url]http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/cityhall-1.jpg[/url])
([url]http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/cityhall-2.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 09-09-2009, 09:43pm

Dude, you need to save your maps elsewhere. I would take your quiz but ::)



Well?  OK.  Here are some more hints.  On this one  (http://www.hurtle.com/maps/9-6-09.htm)I passed three historic markers.  One I passed on the walk in the quiz, one was in the within three blocks category in the quiz and one was not in the range of the quiz walk.

For 1 extra bonus point... I put four X marks the spot type icons on the route.  what was I standing in front of at those points?  No deductions for wrong answers here.  CeeDub should know this so the high score on my quiz may be 1 point.  Sad.

Here (http://www.hurtle.com/maps/8-29-09.htm) is the map from the quiz for those too lazy to scroll down.

And here is the quiz:

1) I passed at least 6 things along the route that I would consider historic markers but didn't take pictures of them.  For 2 points each, name them.

2) I also came within three blocks of at least two historic markers that aren't yet posted in this thread.  For 3 points each, name them.

3) Name the establishment where I ate breakfast along the route for 1 point.

4) Points are deducted for incorrect guesses.

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Here (http://www.hurtle.com/maps/all_dates.htm) is the map of all my wanderings so far. 63+ miles.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 09-04-2011, 12:34pm
Found in Lafayette Village (http://www.jcha-gov.us/Sites/LafayetteVillage.aspx).


(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/mcanal-1.jpg)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/mcanal-2.JPG)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 04-08-2012, 10:36am
(http://hurtle.com/pics/historic/vvp.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 04-20-2012, 08:48pm
(http://hurtle.com/pics/historic/trilogy.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 04-20-2012, 08:52pm
(http://hurtle.com/pics/historic/blacktom1.jpg)

(http://hurtle.com/pics/historic/blacktom2.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: fasteddie on 04-21-2012, 08:15am
Did Jehu write that Black Tom plaque?

"...You are walking on a site which saw one of the worse acts of terrorism in American history"
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: MA on 04-21-2012, 09:54am
Anyone know where this is?

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/dutch.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: CeeDub on 04-21-2012, 10:12am
Of course I do.
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 05-05-2012, 10:46am
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/Railroad1.JPG)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/Railroad2.JPG)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/Railroad3.JPG)
(http://www.hurtle.com/pics/historic/Railroad4.JPG)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: MA on 05-07-2012, 08:38am
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/stjohn.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/harrymoore.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/mikeinjc/bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Historic Markers - Collect Them All
Post by: Hurtle on 05-07-2012, 08:46am
They honored a doctor by naming a bridge after him?  Since you need to be Jesus to get the hospital named after you I guess that makes sense.  Ya take what ya can get.  Did Harry Moore put that duct tape on the windows of his house?  Is that why it's still there?