Anything About Anyplace™
This is a website where anyone can add Anything About Anyplace™ anywhere in the world. A crowd-sourced website that brings you fascinating and perhaps unique information about specific locations everywhere.
Historical markers, often in bronze or stone, commemorate something of importance or interest about a place. Yet there are millions of locations that may be notable to someone that have no physical marker. On Roadside Historical Markers™, you decide what is interesting. If you think There Oughta Be A Plaque!™, you get to create a virtual one! If there already is an actual one, you get to make a record of it.
Humanity has been around long enough for something interesting to have happened just about everywhere. By contributing to Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com you are helping to create a historical 4-D map of the world because you are adding the time element to every spot on the globe.
There may be something remarkable about a place that most people have forgotten but you have not. This is your chance to add it to the historical record.
Or, there could be a place with some history that goes unnoticed as people pass by it every day.
It could be the childhood home of a person who became famous, or the site of a concert by a once unknown performer who later made it big. It could be a battlefield that is now a parking lot, or a restaurant wine cellar that was once part of the Underground Railroad. Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at what is now an abandoned dollar store in Philadelphia, with nothing to mark the site. A college in Delaware now occupies the site of the factory where reggae legend Bob Marley was a forklift driver. There are many buildings that need to be saved and preserved. All are candidates for historical markers. There could even be something special about you or your family (like the house where your grandfather was born). You decide what is important about a place! You decide – Historic, Hip or Ho-Hum?™
One of the incidents that led to the creation of Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com was the refusal of the City of Philadelphia to permit a historical marker for the building where famed poet Charles Bukowski had lived. Such wrongheadedness can be undone on Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com.
It can be a lengthy and often unsuccessful process to convince a bureaucratic body to commission a memorial marker or plaque. So, create your own virtual marker in the cyber world (a Cyber Plaque®) on Roadside Historical Markers™ at Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com.
Actually, more people may view a marker online than would see a real one in person. Anyone can become his or her own historical commission with the Cyber Plaque® Virtual Marker feature on this Website.
Try to provide enough information or sources to be credible.
And most of all, HAVE FUN!
PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE AND ALWAYS AVOID INTRUDING ON THE PRIVACY OF PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY OF THOSE OCCUPYING PRIVATE RESIDENCES.
Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com began life as cyberplaque.com, whose trademark and URL are still in use, but the URL transfers people to this site, Roadside Historical Markers™. The Cyber Plaque® create-your-own-marker feature that made it what it is, with the ability to create a virtual plaque/marker in cyber space when there is no real plaque or marker, is now part of Roadside Historical Markers™, for when There Oughta Be A Plaque!™. Herein, "Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com" shall include "Roadsidehistoricalmarkers.com," "Roadsidehistoricalmarker.com," "CyberPlaques.com," "CyberPlaque.com," "CyberPlaques.net," "VirtualHistoricalMarkers.com," "VirtualHistoricalMarker.com," "Roadside Historical Markers™," "Cyber Plaque®," and "Cyber Plaque® LLC."