I encourage you to become a Contributing Correspondent to the Historical Marker Database
Several of the markers you've documented here have not been captured in the HMdb.
Best of this Holy Day season to you and yours.
Chris, thank you for your suggestion. I took a look at the HMdb site, which I was not aware of, and it looks very valuable. I will contribute my pictures to it when I wrap up a few of my other projects. I've been uploading pix of historical markers and plaques to Panoramio even though they rarely get accepted by G-E. They do appear at the bottom of the screen in the "more photos" section. My purpose is to give people more info about the history of the location. Thanks again. Max
It takes me 1/2 hour to 1 hour to document a site on HMdb. I've started linking to the HMdb via Panoramio. Because one site is often linked to several others. FYI, When I see historical markers on Panoramio, I investigate them. When I find somebody like you who seems to have a real interest I let them know about HMdb. There are several sites for noting historical markers on the web, but HMdb seems to have the most organized, publicized site. One of my pics was found there and is now in the latest New Mexico elementary or middle school history text.
I've also begun taking pics in the four cardinal directions from markers, a way to record what things looked like the day the record was made. Here in AZ, so many place I thought would be open and undeveloped or at least stay agricultural my whole life have become housing and shopping or scattered development with somebody's little homestead every 5 to 40 acres. So I try to catch the moment. When I return to places I grew up, I can barely find places I lived.
Whatever you decide, enjoy. I like your work.
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