NPR Investigations: Off The Mark The U.S. has more than 180,000 markers telling the nation’s story. Here are the stories behind some of them, from across the NPR Network.
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NPR Investigations: Off The Mark

Wednesday

For decades, site markers left out who committed Utah's Mountain Meadows Massacre

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Tuesday

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

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Sunday

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

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Monday

The debate to fix an outdated and incorrect Harriet Tubman historic marker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

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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