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You see them everywhere-on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks-outdoor signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to Waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
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Signs of HistoryFrom Kamloops to the Sea - Kamloops, BC

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At a lookout point on a back road near Kamloops, BC.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/16/2011

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOld Men's Provincial Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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This cemetery was opened in 1896 for the burial of the first resident of the Provincial Home for Old Men to pass away. The home itself was opened in 1894. This sign (there are actually two, identical) is at the southeast corner of the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryChing Ming Festival - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and the Ching Ming Festival has been performed each year since it came into being.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMr. Lau - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and is still being maintained by the Chinese community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryChinese Heritage Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and is still being maintained by the Chinese community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWho Is Buried Here - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and is still being maintained by the Chinese community. It was in continuous use until the 1970s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySacred Heart Cathedral - Kamloops, BC

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This Cathedral opened as a church in 1925, replacing the wood frame church which had burned down during Ash Wednesday service in 1919. In December of 1945, with the establishment of the Diocese of Kamloops, it was elevated to Cathedral status.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCenotaph and Memorial Park - Kamloops, BC

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On Battle Street at Second Avenue is a small park which was created as a memorial to World War I soldiers who died in battle. It was dedicated in 1925, containing one of only two cenotaphs in Canada including a clock and a second cairn, as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySt. Paul's Pro Cathedral - Kamloops, BC

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The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySt. Andrew’s on the Square - Kamloops, BC

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Standing majestically on the corner of Seymour Street and Second Avenue, St. Andrew's is the oldest public building in Kamloops, having been built in 1887. It was originally built as a Presbyterian Church on land donated by the CPR.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Overlanders Of 1862 - Kamloops, BC

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This bronze plaque is mounted on the plinth under a statue of the Schubert family, members of the party which first settled the community of Kamloops.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOld Bank of Commerce - Kamloops, British Columbia Canada

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Built in 1904, this stately and substantial old bank stands at the corner of Victoria Street and First Avenue, cater-corner from the present city hall. It was used by the Bank Of Commerce until 1924.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOld Royal Bank - Kamloops, BC

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Designed by local architects Johnston & Company, The Old Royal Bank building was constructed in 1911-1912. The brick and stone bank has since lost many of its architectural features, but retains much of its solid, stately appearance.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/21/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryEllis Block - Kamloops, BC

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This 1914 brick and stone was the most elegant business block in the city when built. Time has not done much to tarnish its reputation for elegance. It was built by local contractors Johnston & Gill using bricks of their own making.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryPlaza Hotel - Kamloops, BC

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The Plaza Hotel was built in 1927 by the business community of Kamloops in order to attract both tourists and new businesses to the city. It has remained one of the premier hotels in the city from that time.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRiverside Park - Kamloops, BC

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Riverside Park in Kamloops was begun in 1905, on the former site of a lumber mill and a pig farm. Since its inception it has been the major park in the city, with the greatest number of amenities. It is far and away the most used park in the city.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Meeting of the Rivers - Kamloops, BC

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Near the centre of Riverside Park, by the beach, is a large boulder with a pair of historical plaques. This, the second of the two, is a large bronze plaque relating the history of the area near the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryKamloops Bull Sale - Kamloops, BC

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This history lesson is posted in a bed just inside the southeast entrance to Riverside Park, somewhat northwest of the Geert Maas sculpture. It recounts the beginnings of, and the somewhat adventurous first Kamloops Bull Sale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryKamloops Memorial Arena - Kamloops, BC

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Completed in 1949, the Memorial Arena, like those of a great many towns and cities in Canada, was built as a memorial to those soldiers who never returned from war.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryPioneer Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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Pioneer Cemetery was the first cemetery in Kamloops, with the final burial taking place in 1901. Falling into disuse, it was finally taken over by the city and restored in 1962

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryTrails, Rails & the River Highway - Kamloops, BC

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Pioneer is a medium sized park on the Thompson River North of downtown Kamloops. At the entrance to the park are a caboose and a cattle car on display and this historical information sign.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCanadian Forces Station - Kamloops, BC

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This is the old NORAD Radar Station, constructed in Kamloops in 1956, beginning operations in 1958 and remaining operational until 1988. It was initially the home of the US Army's 825th Radar Squadron.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryTK'emlups - Kamloops, BC

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Spirit Square, at the junction of Yew Street and Mackenzie Avenue, has an interesting history lesson, spread out over about 15 bronze plaques encircling a large open area of concrete and tile. They cover a wide array of local subjects.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFur Traders - Kamloops, BC

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Spirit Square, at the junction of Yew Street and Mackenzie Avenue, has an interesting history lesson, spread out over about 15 bronze plaques encircling a large open area of concrete and tile. They cover a wide array of local subjects.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryLand Ownership - Kamloops, BC

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Spirit Square, at the junction of Yew Street and Mackenzie Avenue, has an interesting history lesson, spread out over about 15 bronze plaques encircling a large open area of concrete and tile. They cover a wide array of local subjects.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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