NPR Investigations: Off The Mark NPR Investigations Correspondent Laura Sullivan and data investigations producer Nicholas McMillan have spent the past year examining the country's historical markers and found many are comically wrong while others are brazenly offensive.
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For decades, site markers left out who committed Utah's Mountain Meadows Massacre

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Reexamining the one-sided history depicted on markers in the U.S.

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A historical marker in Alabama unearths a long-forgotten cold case

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The debate to fix an outdated and incorrect Harriet Tubman historic marker

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Historical markers in America: the good, the bad and the quirky

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A historic road marker tells the story of a forgotten murder

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A century-long effort to recast the Civil War

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The historical marker that omits parts of the Young-Dent family's past is on the grounds of Fendall Hall in Eufaula. The back side of the marker says Edward Brown Young was a "banker, merchant and entrepreneur." The back side also says that he "organized the company which built the first bridge" in Eufaula and that his daughter married a Confederate captain in the "War Between the States." Andi Rice for NPR hide caption

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Historical markers are everywhere in America. Some get history wrong

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A historical marker found in Eufaula, Ala. Andi Rice for NPR hide caption

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