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Missing Pieces marker at the Visitor's Center. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
Missing Pieces marker at the Visitor's Center.
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Missing Pieces
"We by-and-by discovered...a pair of those splendid birds, the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Picus principalis). They were engaged in rapping some tall dead pines, in a dense part of the forest, which rang with their loud notes." . . . — Map (db m112801) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Holy Ground Battlefield
One of the significant battles of the Creek War of 1813-14 occurred near here on December 23, 1813. The 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry forces under the command of General F. L. Claiborne attacked a band of Creek Indians. Called "Holy Ground" by Creeks . . . — Map (db m116890) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Our History — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
1838 Trail of Tears: The discovery of gold in Georgia and thirst for land expansion prompted the U.S. Government and white communities to force the Cherokee nation from their ancestral lands. During the summer and winter of 1838, the first . . . — Map (db m113290) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Superior — What is the Story Behind the Picketpost House? — ... a wealthy man built a house and planted a vision
Colonel William Boyce Thompson was a mining promoter, financial magnate, and Red Cross officer. He fell in love with the Picketpost Mountain area when he first visited his Magma Copper Mine near Superior and chose this spot for his winter home. . . . — Map (db m117109) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Laura Williams Memorial Park
Laura Williams owned the antique museum which housed numerous artifacts from Jerome. Laura was one of the founding members of the Jerome Historical Society and served as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1953-1974. She was an employee of Newmont . . . — Map (db m33189) HM
California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — The Heritage House
The Heritage House has been the center of historical horse racing activities in the Livermore – Amador Valley for over 90 years. Built around 1900, it is the sole remaining structure from the days of the privately-owned racing business that . . . — Map (db m112794) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — A Room with a View
Guests at the Pope estate had the option of staying in one of three unique cabins, each with its own charm. Many liked the "Log Cabin" best because it was closest to the lake. The cabin across and up the lawn called the "Pachero," was reserved . . . — Map (db m112980) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Lucky's Legacy
On this site, between 1880 and 1909, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin created the elaborate Tallac Resort. The luxury complex featured a hotel, a casino, several cottages, a clubhouse, a boathouse, and three piers. Wealthy society families from San . . . — Map (db m112975) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Supporting a Life of Ease
The Pope complex is the largest of the Estates, and the main house the most elaborate and least rustic of the three. It is a good example of the fact that construction practices at Tahoe during this period favored the use of lavish effects and often . . . — Map (db m112977) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort
You're standing on the site of the Tallac Resort and Casino, a turn of the century Tahoe destination promoted as "The Grandest Resort in the World." The Resort filled more than 40 acres and offered all the amenities a guest could want. Elias . . . — Map (db m112976) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Manhattan Beach — 1018 — Manhattan Beach Pier
Designed by City Engineer A.L. Harris, this pier was constructed by the City of Manhattan beach during the years 1917-1920. The roundhouse building was added a year later. Harris' innovative design featured a rounded end to the pier, which helped it . . . — Map (db m114457) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Stevenson Ranch — 516 — First Commercial Oil Well In California — Pico #4
On this site stands CSO-4 (Pico #4), California's first commerically productive well. It was spudded in early 1876, under the direction of Demetrius G. Scofield, later to become first president of Standard Oil Company of California, and was . . . — Map (db m114496) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Sylmar — Lest We Forget
This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aids of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost during the earthquake of February 9, 1971. — Map (db m114314) WM
California (Modoc County), Alturas — Working Farm Roots — The Creation of Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
The first Euro-Americans arrived in 1870 when Presley A. Dorris, Henry Fitzhugh, and several other Dorris family members drove cattle and horses into the area. With land granted under the Homestead Act, the Dorris family established a livestock . . . — Map (db m113039) HM
California (Riverside County), Indian Wells — Eisenhower Mountain
Eisenhower Mountain towers 1,952 feet above Eldorado Country Club, the oldest residential country club in Indian Wells, and the desert home of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Ike" and Mamie spent many winters beneath the peak, . . . — Map (db m113069) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Park
Display 1 Sacramento property owners often adorned their buildings with cast-iron columns like these to embellish their structures and refine the city's overall appearance. If you look closely, a decorative column may feature information . . . — Map (db m113063) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento River Waterfront
Display 1 Before 1848, the Sacramento River waterfront, behind you, was quiet and occupied by few people. New arrivals during the Gold Rush transformed the waterfront rapidly, turning it into a chaotic transportation hub crowded with goods . . . — Map (db m113061) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento's Early Waterfront
John Sutter, a central figure in California's gold rush and Sacramento's early development, would hardly recognize his embarcadero today. Located just north of the present I Street bridge, Sutter's landing in 1848 was little more than a . . . — Map (db m113064) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex
This complex of hoofed animal exhibits is dedicated in memory of Anthony A. “Hank” Spencer Zoo Superintendent – 1942 – 1972 “Hank’s” dedication to the Sacramento Zoo provided numerous . . . — Map (db m113463) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Twentynine Palms — Champion of the Desert
Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was a Pasadena, California gardener and civic leader who loved desert landscapes. She saw beauty in the desert where others saw an empty wasteland or an opportunity for profit. Mrs. Hoyt believed that outstanding desert . . . — Map (db m116862) HM
California (San Diego County), Coronado — Star Park
Designed in 1886 as part of the original Coronado City Plan, this park once boasted a star shaped flower garden with a fountain in the center. The five streets, which still exist, radiated from the points of the star. Upkeep of the landscaping . . . — Map (db m68431) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose (New Almaden) — 8 — Helping Hand Hall
Built in 1886 by Giles McDougal as social meeting place for miners & families. Included game room, kitchen, library & dance hall with stage patterned after San Francisco's Tivoli Theater. Upstairs rooms use for Hacienda visitors; in summer, arts & . . . — Map (db m114982) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — J.D. Howard — Father of the Lava Beds National Monument
He owned no car nor house, yet spent much of his life studying the Lava Beds area, walking along the shore of Tule Lake from the town of Merrill. He discovered many geologic features, naming, describing, and photographing them. He was particularly . . . — Map (db m113342) HM
California (Ventura County), Thousand Oaks — Joel McCrea Ranch
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m112694) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Pardee Rose Garden
Pardee Rose Garden Planted and Maintained under the Will and Bequest of William Scranton Pardee of this City as a lasting Memorial of his Mother Nancy Maria English Pardee MCMXXII — Map (db m34721) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Discover DC / Metro Center
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites in the vicinity of this sign. [Clockwise from top left:] Old Post Office Pavilion . . . — Map (db m114658) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — John A. Wilson, D.P.S. '92 — 1943-1993
"You are the trustees of the planet. Cherish it, love it—it is all we have." The George Washington University Commencement February 16, 1992 This park was established to honor the memory of John A. . . . — Map (db m114964) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Peirce Mill — Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hill Neighborhood Art on Call Peirce Mill In the 1820s, Isaac Peirce built the mill that exists today on land he purchased in 1794. In 1892, Rock Creek Park was established and the Federal Government acquired the . . . — Map (db m114361) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Peirce Mill — Rock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
[Front:] Welcome to Peirce Mill, a National Park Service site within Rock Creek Park. This land was once part of a large complex of buildings and fields, marking the historical intersection of the agricultural and industrial ages. Explore . . . — Map (db m114362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — Lederer Gardens — Robert F. Lederer Community Gardens & Educational Center, MLK Sanctuary — DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the Robert F. Lederer Environmental Education Center and Youth Garden. This center honors Robert F. Lederer, the Executive Vice President of the American Association of Nurserymen during the United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's . . . — Map (db m114163) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Riggs Park — Legacy Memorial Park — District of Columbia Parks & Recreation
The Legacy Memorial Park is dedicated to honor the nine lives lost on June 22, 2009 as a result of an unprecedented train collision. Designed collaboratively by Hunt Laudi Studio with sculptor Barbara Liotta and built through a partnership . . . — Map (db m115359) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — The Rose Garden — Beautiful, Versatile, and "Green" Roses
Roses possess a rare combination of texture, fragrance, form and color that elevates them to royal status among flowers. Known to have been cultivated in gardens throughout history, roses have been grown for medicinal qualities, religious symbolism, . . . — Map (db m115937) HM
Florida (Collier County), Naples — Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris
In grateful appreciation to Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris Acquisition of this park was made possible when Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris arranged the purchase of the land on April 24, 1964, through their St. Charles, . . . — Map (db m15877) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Marineland — Marineland — Of Florida
Founded in 1937 as Marine Studios The World’s First Oceanarium. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places April 14, 1986 by the Keeper of the National Register, United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m116297) HM
Florida (Indian River County), Vero Beach — F-403 — McKee Jungle Gardens
This is the original site of McKee Jungle Gardens, one of Florida’s earliest tourist attractions. McKee Gardens was founded in 1932 by Vero Beach pioneer Waldo Sexton and Cleveland industrialist Arthur G. McKee. They engaged William Lyman Phillips, . . . — Map (db m92562) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Mary Brickell Park
The Tequesta Indians were the indigenous people of Miami prior to European contact. Mary Brickell Park encompasses a portion of what was the largest Tequesta village in southeast Florida. Archaeological evidence reveals that this site was in use . . . — Map (db m65648) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Gladys Meyer Davis Home — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Decorated as it might have been in 1890, this is the First Assistant Keepers dwelling the building is named for Mrs. Davis, a life-long resident of Ponce Inlet who was born in this building and is the daughter of the last . . . — Map (db m113139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Oil Storage House — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Completed in 1887, this was one of the first U.S. oil houses built to hold kerosene. A year’s supply was kept in 504 brass 5-gallon cans on wall racks. The tanks you see were installed in 1927. In 1970, vandals stole . . . — Map (db m113143) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — The Principal Keeper's Office — Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
In 1921, the Lighthouse Service enclosed portions of the porch on each dwelling at the Light Station in order to install bathroom facilities for the families. A small office room was included in this upgrade when the porch of the . . . — Map (db m113140) HM
Georgia (Columbia County), Martinez — The Old City Locks — The Augusta Canal
Little has changed here over the past century. The area remains a natural oasis for reflection, social events, and recreation. The historic Augusta Canal, recognized as one of the most unique and intact canal systems in the United . . . — Map (db m114327) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
This 1000 acre tract, once the hunting and fishing grounds of Creek Indians, was purchased from Dr. Russell Thomas and John F. Thomas on December 4, 1946, by the Crisp County Commissioners, Dr. L.E. Williams, J. Homer Dorough and Claude L. McMillan, . . . — Map (db m113889) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — Waller Park
Land for Waller Park was given to fulton County in 1946 by James Isaac Wright in memory of his uncle, J.H. Wright, who had founded and operated (1896-1913) a water-powered pants factory on this site under the name of the Oxbow Falls Manufacturing . . . — Map (db m113046) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Roswell — Waller Park
In 1946, James Isaac Wright donated and deeded 16.1 acres of land to Fulton County for a public swimming pool and park. This site was named Waller Park in memory of his uncle, J. H. “Pony “ Waller, founder of Oxbow Falls Manufacturing . . . — Map (db m113148) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — Beach Access — Historic St. Andrews Beach
From the late-1800s until the mid-1960s, Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation in the South. These laws prevented African Americans from enjoying equal access to the same public spaces as white people, including restaurants, buses, schools, . . . — Map (db m115140) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — Morgan Tennis Court — Tennis, anyone?
By 1905, tennis was gaining popularity on the island over hunting. Robert Pruyn, chairman of the committee on golf and sports, said, "For two years, tennis has been the most popular outdoor sport," and requested additional courts to be . . . — Map (db m115118) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — Separate But Equal? — Historic St. Andrews Beach
On October 23, 1958, a coal mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia trapped 174 men underground. The coverage of this disaster was the first international event to be broadcast live on television. In the hope of harnessing the media . . . — Map (db m115128) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — St. Andrews Beach — Historic St. Andrews Beach
On March 6, 1948, Jekyll Island opened as a state park for the citizens of Georgia. However, the new public seashore was not available to everyone, at first. Because of segregation, African Americans could not visit many areas of Jekyll Island, . . . — Map (db m115135) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — The Beach Pavilion — Historic St. Andrews Beach
The Beach Pavilion in front of you opened on September 25, 1955 to great fanfare, as St. Andrews Beach became the first public beach in Georgia to welcome African Americans. Celebrations included a motorcade, dedication ceremony, and music by the . . . — Map (db m115137) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — The Clubhouse — Evolution of Elegance
The Executive Committee hired architect Charles Alexander to design the Clubhouse. He designed the building in a Queen Anne style that complemented the natural beauty of the island and emphasized the rustic simplicity that the Jekyll Island Club . . . — Map (db m115117) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — The Dolphin Motor Hotel — Historic St. Andrews Beach
The St. Andrews Beach Corporation formed in early 1956 to build a motel and restaurant here on Jekyll Island's once segregated South End. The company included many successful black business owners from Brunswick. In partnership with the Jekyll . . . — Map (db m115139) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — What Was Here Before?
Great Dunes Park is named for the historic Great Dunes Golf Course, designed by Walter Travis. Travis was considered the most successful amateur golfer in the United States during the 1900s and 1910s. The golf course was an 18-hole course placed . . . — Map (db m115154) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Karina Miller Nature Preserve
The preserve was dedicated by Gwinnett County in 2005 on land purchased from the Miller family. The preserve includes 200 acres of land to remain undisturbed for future generations. It contains a variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, . . . — Map (db m114324) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Little Mulberry Park
History of the Park Land The land for Little Mulberry Park was purchased by Gwinnett County in three parcels from 1998 to 2001. The park officially opened in 2004. The property includes 890 acres of diverse landscape including two man-made . . . — Map (db m114326) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Old Oak Tree
Old Oak Tree This forest was once a pasture. This White Oak (Quercus alba) is over 100 years old and provides evidence that it occupied the edge of a formerly cleared pasture area. The other clue is the occasional piece of barbed . . . — Map (db m114330) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Stone Structures
Stone Structures These stone structures range from neatly stacked cubic assemblies to scattered piles of rock (that appear to formerly have been neatly stacked). Some are stacked five to six feet tall. There are hundreds of these mounds . . . — Map (db m114344) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — Freeman's Mill
Freeman's MillWelcome to Freeman's Mill, the last operating gristmill in Gwinnett County. From the late 1860s to 1986, Freeman's Mill provided wheat flour, corn meal and feed meal for the county's residents and their animals. Its pond afforded . . . — Map (db m114273) HM
Illinois (McHenry County), Crystal Lake — A Showcase of Diversity — Veteran Acres Park

Veteran Acres is a 156 acre community park with steeply rolling terrain and three diverse ecosystems; woodland, wetland and prairie.

Our Woodland The rolling hills of Veteran Acres Park are an example of an Oak Savannah. Oaks are the . . . — Map (db m94582) HM

Illinois (McHenry County), Crystal Lake — A Unique Park with a Unique History — Veteran Acres Park

Park History

1835 - Before becoming Veteran Acres Park, this area was farmed by the Walkup family after whom the street is named. The Walkups first settled here around 1835, building a cabin where the playground is now located. They . . . — Map (db m94576) HM

Kansas (Crawford County), Franklin — William B. and Athlyn C. Pritchett
owned and operated the Pritchett Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Pittsburg, Ks. for more than 50 years. This park is one of the results of a trust they established with a mission to improve the quality of life in Pittsburg and Crawford . . . — Map (db m36831) HM
Louisiana (Iberia Parish), New Iberia — Spanish Lake
First known as Lake Flamand for one of the early settlers, Jean Baptist Grevemberg; known as Lake Tasse by the French due to its cup shape; and known as Spanish Lake for early Spanish colonials who lived on its shores. — Map (db m115654) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Metairie — Fame and Fate
Lafreniere orated before the Louisiana Superior Council "The Manifeste" a document expressing the political philosophy on the natural rights of man and freedom of determination by the people. A firing squad executed him with 4 compatriots in . . . — Map (db m112793) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Metairie — Noted Owner
. . . — Map (db m112789) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Metairie — Park Site
The site of this park once belonged to the River-to-Lake Sainte-Reyne Concession granted to Jean-Daniel Kolly, c. 1720. A series of purchases subdivided the original property except for this 155-acre park. Nicolas Chauvin de Lafreniere, the . . . — Map (db m112787) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Audubon Park History
The history of the land bordered by St. Charles Avenue, Exposition Boulevard, Walnut Street and the Mississippi River - now known as Audubon Park - is as rich as any New Orleans tale. Originally comprised of abutting tracts of plantation land owned . . . — Map (db m114287) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Audubon Zoo — Through The Years
In The Beginning The land that is now Audubon Park was once a large sugar plantation owned by Etienne de Bore, the first mayor of New Orleans. In 1871, the property was sold to the city for use as "Upper City Park" and a site for a new . . . — Map (db m117221) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Borι Plantation - Audubon Park
This site 1781-1820 plantation of Jean Etienne Borι (1741-1820) First Mayor of N.O. 1803-1804. Here Borι first granulated sugar in 1795. Purchased for park in 1871. Site of World's Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884-1885. — Map (db m117167) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Classic Designs
By 1893, Audubon Park was starting to resemble a modern city green space. As interest in improving the park grew, its leaders corresponded with several well-known designers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, to discuss the park's future. In 1898, . . . — Map (db m114194) HM
Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), St. Martinville — Bayou Teche — Magnolia Park — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Numerous towns, villages and cities border Bayou Teche and serve as reminders of the waterway's importance as an early transportation corridor.

Central to the ecology, economy and spirit of Louisiana is the network of waterways—rivers, . . . — Map (db m115683) HM

Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), St. Martinville — Lake Martin — Cypress Island Preserve — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
In the early 1950s, a five mile levee was built around a naturally occurring open body of water within a cypress-tupelo swamp to hold water throughout the year. This created Lake Martin as it is known today.

Located in the heart of Acadian . . . — Map (db m114538) HM

Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), St. Martinville — Spanish Lake — Old Spanish Trail
Spanish Lake is an example of a bluff lake, which forms in areas between the bayou bank and the higher bank that runs along the edge of a river's drainage area.

Spanish Lake, formerly called Lake Flamand and later Lake Tasse (meaning . . . — Map (db m115825) HM

Louisiana (Saint Tammany Parish), Slidell — St. Tammany Fishing Pier
The St. Tammany Fishing Pier was built from sections of the original I-10 Twin Span Bridges which opened December 21, 1965. Tens of thousands of cars used these bridges to cross Lake Pontchartrain between Slidell and New Orleans until the morning . . . — Map (db m115758) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 16 — Hilton House, 1892 & Sunken Garden, 1904 — The Museum in the Streets
A secret garden alive with flowers three seasons of the year, the Sunken Garden was created by Frances Sortwell in the foundation of the Hilton House hotel. The site of a tavern since 1766 and the town stagecoach stop for most of the 19th . . . — Map (db m116040) HM
Maine (Oxford County), Stow — Brickett Place
John and Catharine Brickett settled in this area around 1816. Their original log and wood frame house was later replaced with the present house, built from locally fired clay bricks. At the time, the main route wove through rural Chatham, NH, and . . . — Map (db m116161) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Parkville — Parkville Park Reservation
Baltimore County Historic Landmark-Dedicated by Simon J. Martenet 1874.

This plot of land is Parkville’s namesake and was given to the people of Parkville by Simon J. Martenet with the stipulation that it always remain a park. Martenet, a . . . — Map (db m115244) HM

Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — C&O Canal
The 184-mile C&O Canal, where mule-drawn barges once lumbered alongside the Potomac River, provides a serene waterway for paddling and a towpath for hiking, biking and horseback riding. — Map (db m116495) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Explore Maryland In Search of Adventure
Maryland's Appalachian Region Offers Visitors Natural Splendor And Outdoor Adventure, Plus Countless Opportunities To Explore The Region's Rich Heritage—all Just A Few Miles Off Interstate 70. Maryland Byways, like the Historic . . . — Map (db m116525) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — The Rachel Carson Greenway
In 2004, this trail corridor was named in honor of the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When complete, the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail will be 25 miles long, connecting the Anacostia Trail System in Prince George's . . . — Map (db m114413) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Origins of Lake Artemesia
In 1890, the land we know today as the Lake Artemesia Natural Area, did not have a large lake, but included several small natural ponds that were used to raise goldfish. Artemesia N. Dref inherited the land from her father, and in 1972, she donated . . . — Map (db m115131) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Trolley Trail — City of College Park
Electric trolleys or streetcars arrived in College Park along the Rhode Island Avenue right-of-way at the turn of the 20th century. The Old Town neighborhood developed as a streetcar suburb and trolley service continued until 1962, when the DC . . . — Map (db m115257) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park
"King of the Mackerel Killers" Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park were named for Captain Solomon Jacobs, who fished in the early 1900s. A native of Newfoundland, he was known as the "King of the Mackerel Killers" for his ability to land huge . . . — Map (db m115472) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Bartlet Mall
It was first shaped thousands of years ago by a huge chunk of ice which broke off a retreating glacier. When the ice finally melted, it left a steep-sided pit that geologists call a kettle hole. In 1645 the first settlers from England named . . . — Map (db m115536) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Straitsmouth Island
Straitsmouth Island was first sighted in 1614 by Captain John Smith. He also spotted nearby Thacher and Milk Islands and named all three the Turks' Heads. Lighting the Way Built in 1834, the island's first lighthouse was 19 feet . . . — Map (db m115515) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Charlestown Training Field/Winthrop Square — The Training Field's Struggle for Survival
Road projects in two centuries endangered the “communitie’s meeting place.” Despite the Training Field's historical importance, road projects in the 19th and 20th centuries threatened to destroy what was once called . . . — Map (db m115230) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Blackstone Canal — 1828 - 1848

Northbridge, MA Canal Route & Lock Location

This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m117520) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Plummer's Landing

In 1836 Israel Plummer built a store beside a boat basin and dock here—the mid-point of the canal journey between Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Retail products sold at Plummer's store included stove parts, tools . . . — Map (db m117521) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Thomas J. Melia, Jr.

The Mumford Riverwalk is dedicated to

Thomas J. Melia, Jr. 1926-1998

who dedicated his life to us in war and in peace: as a U.S. Marine and as an Officer and Chief of our police department.

His life was an . . . — Map (db m117450) WM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Welcome to Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

"The hardest working river, the most thoroughly harnessed to the mill wheels of labor in the United States, probably the world, is the Blackstone." Winthrop Packard, 1909

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM) . . . — Map (db m117522) HM

Minnesota (Blue Earth County), Mankato — Amos Owen Garden of American Indian Horticulture
Philosophy. Amos Owen was a Dakota elder and spiritual leader who wanted to preserve and restore traditional Dakota beliefs and practices. He believed that the suppression of Indian peoples had led to many parts of the culture being almost . . . — Map (db m21588) HM
Minnesota (Washington County), Marine on St. Croix — William O'Brien State Park
William O'Brien State Park was established in 1945 with a donation to the State of Minnesota of 180 acres by Alice O'Brien. This gift was given in memory of her father William O'Brien, who was a pioneer lumberman. This marker is dedicated to . . . — Map (db m52902) HM
Missouri (Macon County), Bevier — Bevier & Southern Locomotive No. 112
Locomotive No. 112, Mogul Type, 2-6-0, was delivered by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA., Nov. 29, 1920, retired from service Dec. 29, 1962. During this period it ran 364,562 miles. Given to the City of Bevier, January 1, 1963 by J. . . . — Map (db m116870) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — First Lady Betty Ford
Betty Ford personally dedicated this Rose Garden to the People of Omaha July 12, 1980 — Map (db m58062) HM
Nebraska (Webster County), Red Cloud — 176 — Willa Cather Memorial Prairie
Willa Cather first came to Webster County from Virginia in 1883 at the age of nine. The vast open prairies of Nebraska made a lasting impression on her. "This country was mostly wild pasture and as naked as the back of your hand. I was little and . . . — Map (db m77973) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Preserving a Fragile Formation
As early as 1876, observers had warned that the rocks of the Profile were shifting and slipping, and scientists predicted that one day the formation would collapse. Since then, many specialists and volunteers worked to prolong the lifespan of the . . . — Map (db m116560) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Viewing the Old Man
These seven large rods are an interactive sculpture that honors the Old Man of the Mountain, the celebrated profile that collapsed due to natural forces sometime in the night on May 3, 2003. You are in the same spot where travelers have . . . — Map (db m116559) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Rumney — Park History
Polar Caves Park was discovered by a group of local teenagers playing in the boulders beneath Mt. Haycock in the year 1900. Twenty-two years later Edwin Collishaw, seeing the potential, opened the caves to the public. He chose the name Polar Caves . . . — Map (db m97245) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — State House Grounds — Downtown Concord — Est. 1725
Honoring New Hampshire History The State House grounds hold the state's foremost display of sculpture and memorials, many fashioned from local granite. After Concord became the state capital in 1808, its citizens donated land to erect . . . — Map (db m115908) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — North Pier
Between the late 1600s and the mid-1900s this part of the Piscataqua River waterfront played a significant role in the areas marine commerce and shipbuilding economy. This is the site of the famous Portsmouth Pier. Chartered in 1798, the . . . — Map (db m115997) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Mary E. Sheridan Park
Park, formerly called York Street Park, was re-named for longtime Lambertville City Clerk (1948-1982) and Mayor (1983-1988). Park was established in 1900 when Civil War Monument, dedicated in 1870 was moved from Mount Hope Cemetery to this location. . . . — Map (db m16858) HM
New Jersey (Morris County), Chester — Martha Brookes Hutcheson — Women's Heritage Trail
Martha Brookes Hutcheson (1871-1959) was one of America's first women landscape architects. After studying for three years in the Landscape Architecture program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she began her practice in 1902. Mrs. . . . — Map (db m33173) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Swinburne Park — Albany 300 — 1686 - 1986 - Still Making History

Named in memory of Hon. John Swinburne, M.D., Mayor of Albany 1882-84. One of four surgeon's to found Albany Medical College. Member of Congress. — Map (db m115735) HM

New York (Albany County), Albany — Townsend Park — Albany 300 — 1686 - 1986 - Still Making History

Named in memory of Mayor John Townsend 1829-1830 and 1832. Prominent banker and public servant — Map (db m115705) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — An Urban Refuge

Peebles Island State Park is located in the city of Cohoes (Albany County) and the village of Waterford (Saratoga County). Surrounded by the third and fourth branches of the Mohawk River, this 191-acre park includes Polrump, Goat, and Peebles . . . — Map (db m115377) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Cluett, Peabody & Company — What Happened at the Bleachery?

Cluett, Peabody & Co., a Troy-based manufacturer of men's collars and shirts, purchased Peebles Island in 1909. The abundant water, existing rail lines, and proximity to the company's Troy factory made the island an ideal location for treating . . . — Map (db m115364) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Peebles Island in the 18th-20th Centuries

During the Revolutionary War, American troops camped on Van Schaick and Peebles Islands. Thaddaeus Kosciuszko, a prominent Polish engineer who aided the American cause, designed the earthworks that are visible today near the bridge to . . . — Map (db m115385) HM

New York (Albany County), Cohoes — View of Van Schaick Island

You are looking at the northern tip of Van Schaick Island. The Hudson River flows to the east, and the third and fourth branches of the Mohawk River flow around the rest of this rocky island.

Dutch merchants Philip Pietersen Schuyler and . . . — Map (db m115371) HM

New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — Barcelona Harbor — Invasion Route Shipping Port, Fishing Center — History of the Coast
Harbor Activity Timeline 2000 1982 First Harbor Day celebration. 1971 Last commercial fishing boat is sold. 1962 Lighthouse is re-lighted. 1960 Corps of Engineers builds Daniel Reed breakwall and pier. 1913 Trolley service ends. 1900 . . . — Map (db m117525) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — Harlem Valley Rail Trail
The Harlem Valley derives its name from "The New York and Harlem Railroad," chartered in 1831 and opened in lower Manhattan in 1832 with horse drawn cars. In 1842 the line crossed the Harlem River, and in 1873 joined the New York Central . . . — Map (db m116811) HM
New York (Monroe County), Fairport — The Potter Property
The Potter Property From Private Estate to public amenity. Fred Potter. Spencer Philbrick's original Italianate mansion. Fred Potter and his chauffeur on West Church Street. The Potter Mansion. In 1858, Spencer Philbrick constructed a . . . — Map (db m115456) HM
New York (Monroe County), Pittsford — The Story of the Powder Mills
The story of Powder Mills Park begins around 1850 when Daniel C. Rand arrived in this area from Middletown, Connecticut, where he was working for a manufacturer of blasting powder. The methods of making blasting powder, which is simply a coarse . . . — Map (db m115406) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Beatrix Farrand — 1872 - 1959
The landscape gardener lived here from 1872 to 1913. Her 192 commissions include the East Garden (1913) of The White House, and the grounds of Dumbarton Oaks (1922-41), also in Washington, D.C. The niece of the celebrated writer, Edith Wharton, she . . . — Map (db m98662) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Duane Park — Origins
Duane Park Origins Duane Park was the first open space acquired by the City of New York specifically for use as a public park. It is located on Duane Street, which was named for James Duane, New York’s first mayor (1784-89) after the American . . . — Map (db m113982) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Duane Park — Design
Duane Park Design Originally an open commons, the park was later enclosed by an iron fence. By 1870 it had been enlarged and landscaped with trees, lawn and shrubs accorded to a design by Parks Chief Engineer Montgomery A. Kellogg and Chief . . . — Map (db m113983) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Lombard Lamp
Lombard Lamp Lamps such as this one have been a familiar sight in Hamburg, Germany, since 1869, where they grace the famous Lombard Bridge. This Lombard Lamp is presented to the people of New York City by the people of the Free and Hanseatic . . . — Map (db m112802) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Lansingburgh

First chartered village in Rensselaer County, New York, USA and was settled around 1763. The name is from Abraham Lansing, an early settler, combined with the Scottish word burgh.

Street Docks at 123rd Street During the . . . — Map (db m115538) HM

New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Gretta Moulton Gate
Gretta Moulton Was a Heroine of the Environmental Movement That Saved High Rock Park in 1965. An Inspired Leader of Early Efforts to Preserve the Greenbelt, She was also a Trustee of the Staten Island Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the . . . — Map (db m106345) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — The Waterways that Shaped a Nation

You are standing in Waterford at the junction of two of New York State's largest rivers - the Hudson and the Mohawk. Here, the Erie Canal meets the Champlain Canal. From this place, you can travel by water to anywhere in the world!

The New . . . — Map (db m115442) HM

New York (Saratoga County), Waterford — Waterford — A community built around water

Welcome to Waterford, Eastern Gateway to the New York State Canal System.

Dutch fur traders settled here in the 1630s, where Mohican families once forded the Mohawk River below the Cohoes Falls. By the late 1700s, sea captains brought . . . — Map (db m115436) HM

New York (Schoharie County), Cobleskill — War Memorial — God Bless All Those Who Gave Their Lives

Dedicated to the memory of All Veterans living & deceased who served their country in all wars —————————— Veterans' Memorial "Centre" Park renamed in honor of . . . — Map (db m115802) WM

New York (Schoharie County), Cobleskill — World Wars Memorial Clock

World Wars I-II

For Those Who Served — Map (db m115803) WM

New York (Suffolk County), Orient — Poquatuck Park
Four acre tract of land acquired by a group of Orient's citizens and presented to the Oysterponds Historical Society in 1955. On this site many Indian artifacts have been found, indicative that it was one of their campsites. Poquatuck was the . . . — Map (db m114767) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Cross Creek Linear Park — Our Pathway to the Future
1. Cool Spring Cool Spring is located on the south bank of Cross Creek, which winds its way through downtown Fayetteville. The spring was the primary soucre of water first for Native Americans and subsequently for the European pioneers. It . . . — Map (db m31149) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Corolla — Waterfowl Hunting — A Tradition Lives On
Waterfowl hunting is an essential piece of Currituck history and culture. Hunting accelerated rapidly during the 19th century and is a proud tradition carried on by many Currituck natives. Market Hunting In the mid 19th . . . — Map (db m114497) HM
North Carolina (Rutherford County), Chimney Rock — Barbara T. Meliski Park — A Gathering Place
This park is dedicated to Barbara T. Meliski who served on Chimney Rock Village Council as Mayor Pro Temp from the date of incorporation in July 1991 until 2005, and as Mayor from 2005 until her retirement from office in November 2015. A passionate . . . — Map (db m92054) HM
Ohio (Butler County), Fairfield — Hay Garden — Elisha Morgan Mansion
The Hay Garden features an antique hand pump that was donated by Ed and Kathy Creighton. The original pump was just outside the side door of the mansion.

John Hay, the owner in 1831, was the father of Mary Ann Hay, first wife of David Huston. . . . — Map (db m116704) HM

Ohio (Madison County), Mechanicsburg — 3- 49 — W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna
The W. Pearl King Prairie Savanna is a mostly undisturbed remnant of the once expansive Darby Plains Prairies. Prior to European settlement more than two centuries ago, the Darby Plains covered an area of more than 380 square miles west of Columbus. . . . — Map (db m114475) HM
Oregon (Benton County), Corvallis — Madison Avenue — A Place For People
In 1973, Dr. Robert MacVicar, president of Oregon State University, and Gene Hansen, president of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, discusses the need to develop a stronger connection between the university and downtown, especially for pedestrians. . . . — Map (db m117364) HM
Oregon (Coos County), Bandon — Judah Parker County Park — Established 1957
In the year 1874 on this and adjoining property Captain Judah Parker and partners built and operated the first steam sawmill and steam tug on the Coquille River. A year later Captain Parker, with the assistance of the settlers and farmers . . . — Map (db m73228) HM
Oregon (Douglas County), Reedsport — U.S.C.G. Station, Umpqua River, 1939 — Coastal Visitor Center
This former U.S. Coast Guard facility built in 1939, was restored by the Douglas County Park Department and dedicated as a public recreation facility on June 19, 1980. Douglas County Board of Commissioners Bill Vian, Chairman . . . — Map (db m113507) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Lakeview — Chandler State Park
Having been among the early pioneers in this area, S.B. Chandler became one of the largest land owners in the vicinity during that era (1870 – 1930). He ran large amounts of sheep and also some cattle. At the peak of his land ownership . . . — Map (db m113811) HM
Oregon (Lane County), Florence — A Battle With the Elements
Can you feel the sea wind? The lighthouse can, too! For a lighthouse, standing out in the sea spray and storm winds is part of the job description. For more than a century of working life, Heceta Head Lighthouse has taken a . . . — Map (db m113303) HM
Oregon (Wheeler County), Fossil — Julia Henderson Pioneer Park — Named for the pioneer woman who gave this land for a park in 1900
Born at Frankfort, Indiana in 1841, Julia came west with her parents in 1853. She married Albert Henderson in 1858 and for many years they lived in nearby Fossil. She died August 11, 1928. Since 1900 the park has been the site for the . . . — Map (db m101959) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Allison Park — E.V. Babcock-The Father of Allegheny County Parks / Creation - Ecology - Culture
Side A E.V. Babcock - The Father of Allegheny County Parks We have E.V. Babcock to thank for starting Allegheny County's remarkable park system. Edward Vose Babcock (1864-1948) was born and raised on a farm near Fulton, New York. He . . . — Map (db m114185) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Quakertown — Mid-Atlantic Highlands

Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network The Appalachian Mountain Club, working with several conservation and recreation organizations as well as local, state and county governments is leading an effort to develop the Pennsylvania Highlands . . . — Map (db m116075) HM

Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Lehighton — From Rails to Trails

"Since most of the land was donated to the railroads by the American public in the first place, we believe it should be returned to the public." David Burwell, President, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1988

A . . . — Map (db m116342) HM

Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Lehighton — Lehighton's Been Workin' on the Railroad!

"The first workers' whistle [at Packerton Yard] sounded at 5 a.m. as a wakeup call while the second at 7 a.m. was the signal for the men to start work." Thomas D. Eckhart The History of Carbon County, v. . . . — Map (db m116344) HM

Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Leighton — Colonel Jacob Weiss Monument

In grateful remembrance of Colonel Jacob Weiss a soldier of the Revolutionary War, donor of this park — Map (db m86851) WM

Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Weatherly — Lehigh Gorge State Park
Welcome to Lehigh Gorge State Park. This 4,548-acre park stretches 32 miles along the Lehigh River from the Francis E. Walter Dam in the north to Jim Thorpe in the south. Carved by the power of the Lehigh River, the park's deep gorge, steep . . . — Map (db m114645) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Edison Fountain
The Edison Electric Fountain was dedicated on Tuesday October 22, 1929 as part of the Erie observance of the fiftieth anniversary of Thomas A. Edison's discovery of the incandescent light. The fountain was conceived by public spirited individuals . . . — Map (db m116467) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Industrial Erie
The post Civil War Industrial Revolution propelled Erie toward a manufacturing economy. Watson Manufacturing (now GAF) built a facility at the site of the defunct Erie Extension Canal operations. The city developed the adjacent land into a modern . . . — Map (db m116442) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park
This historical park was rededicated in 2011 in the memory of James N. Thompson, four-term Erie City Councilman, citizen advocate, businessman and founding member of the Friends of the Poor. Jim served as City Council President in 2002, 2004, . . . — Map (db m116439) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Perry Square
Perry Square was originally part of the plan for the City of Erie which was laid out in 1795 by famed federal surveyor Andrew Ellicott, the same man who took over the plan for completing Washington D.C. The area now occupied by the park was then . . . — Map (db m116469) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Presque Isle and the Bay
The seascape from the bluffs is essentially unchanged from the 1700's. Presque Isle Peninsula forms a lush green background and protects the bay from Lake Erie, which is visible on the horizon. Early sailors declared Erie's protected natural harbor . . . — Map (db m116443) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Archbald — Lackawanna Heritage Valley — Area Attractions

Coal from the Lackawanna Valley fueled America's Industrial Revolution. Millions of tons of domestic anthracite came from mines like those that ran under this park.

Today, nature's gift of anthracite and the dynamic story of the Industrial . . . — Map (db m115890) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — CNJ Railroad — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Roaring Brook, the largest tributary to the Lackawanna River, passes through Nay Aug Park and enters the Lackawanna River near Schmidt Park.

Nay Aug is an Indian word that means Roaring Brook. — Map (db m116737) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — CNJ Railroad — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

A neighborhood and a small roundhouse once stood where Schmidt Park is now located, but were not rebuilt after flooding in 1955. — Map (db m116740) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Education — Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Lackawanna College This institution has provided Pennsylvania's students with business, associate, and vocational degrees for more than a century. Today, the college is located at the renovated historic building that was originally . . . — Map (db m116742) HM

Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — The Everhart Museum

Founded in 1908, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art was erected to house the collections of Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, an amateur ornithologist, skilled taxidermist and avid naturalist who assembled one of the finest . . . — Map (db m116744) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Kingston — Trailing Along — Wyoming Valley Levee System

"And when I had asked the name of the river from the brakeman, and heard that it was called Susquehanna, the beauty of the name seemed to be part and parcel of the beauty of the land." Robert Louis Stevenson, Across the Plains, . . . — Map (db m117137) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Kingston — Trailing Along — Wyoming Valley Levee System

"And when I had asked the name of the river from the brakeman, and heard that it was called Susquehanna, the beauty of the name seemed to be part and parcel of the beauty of the land." Robert Louis Stevenson, Across the Plains, . . . — Map (db m117162) HM

Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), White Haven — Thank Josiah White
"Whitehaven is situated at the head of the Lehigh Navigation, and some eight or ten miles above the commencement of the coal formation. Its trade is therefore confined to the running of lumber; and this, judging from the number of sawmills in the . . . — Map (db m114617) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Wilkes-Barre — Public Square Park

Historically the interior of Public Square, or as it was known originally the "Town Plot," has served a variety of needs. Laid out in 1733 by Col. John Durkee, it has been the setting for a market house, a fireproof storage building for . . . — Map (db m117091) HM

Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Green Lane — World Wars Memorial — Loyalty • Patriotism • Service

To the men and women of this community who helped to preserve the freedoms of humanity for all ages to come

1917 - 1918 World War I

[Honor Roll of Veterans]

1941 - 1945 World War II

Killed in Action World War . . . — Map (db m116242) WM

Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Flight 93 National Memorial
On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a premeditated terrorist attack against the United States. Two of the planes were intentionally flown into the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York City; a . . . — Map (db m116368) HM
Rhode Island (Newport County), Newport — Cliff Walk — Developed by estate owners during Newport’s Gilded Age, 1880-1920 — Designated National Historic Walking Trail 1976
. . . — Map (db m115157) HM
Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — A Place for Your Ideas
There is no National Memorial to Roger Williams here [in Washington], unlike the monuments to other national heroes like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Our National Memorial is in Rhode Island, where he lived and left us a philosophical . . . — Map (db m115205) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Forsburg Park Sundial
This sundial and this park are dedicated to time. Time is a paradox. . . we never seem to have enough. Yet we have all the time there is. We chose the sundial the oldest known device for Measuring time as a means of taking time to say . . . — Map (db m113356) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Fire on the Edge — Where the Prairie Meets the Forest
You are Standing in the Middle of a Community Meeting! This area is the meeting place of three distinct plant communities ~ The ponderosa pine woodland, the mixed grass prairie, and the Cascade warm springs ecosystem.. Their boundaries . . . — Map (db m113163) HM
South Dakota (Harding County), Ludlow — Picnic Springs Campground
The surrounding hills became part of the Custer National Forest July 2, 1908. The cliffs you see on three sides are the Tongue River Member of the Fort Union Geological Formation. The formation, about 56 million years old, is massive sandstone . . . — Map (db m113212) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — A 75-Million-Year Walk
This trail features seven types of animals that once lived in the area now known as Badlands National Park. Each of these lineages met a different fate as the climate changed. Some moved, some adapted to the changes, and some are now extinct. . . . — Map (db m114175) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — Bands of Time
Rock layers in Badlands National Park contain fossils that show a dramatic cooling and drying of global climate over millions of years. The oldest rock layers contain marine fossils, roughly 70 million years old, from when this area was . . . — Map (db m113124) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — Dying to Become a Fossil
Oredonts were common throughout the Badlands, but became extinct. Their fossil remains provide evidence of their lives and habitat. Fossils can develop over time when animal or plant remains are quickly covered in sediment and replaced by . . . — Map (db m113122) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — It's a Dog's Life
Dogs have changed and adapted over millions of years. Members of the dog lineage gradually evolved in to the wolf by growing longer, stronger legs and a shorter tail. This increased size led to increased strength and power to hunt food and . . . — Map (db m113177) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — Reading the Rocks
These rocks were deposited millions of years ago when rivers and wind spread silt, sand, and ash across the landscape. About 500,000 years ago, ancient rivers began eroding this area, leading to the present day landscape. Modern rivers, rain, . . . — Map (db m113126) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — See Ya Later, Alligator
Prehistoric alligators lived in swampy conditions, as they do today. Physically, alligators have changed mostly in size over the last several million years. Modern alligators are larger, growing up to 14 feet long. Ancient alligators grew . . . — Map (db m113092) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — The Big Badlands — Badlands National Park - 244,000 acres
A few hundred yards to the west, turn left on the sage Creek Rim Road for Roberts Prairie Dog Town and the Sage Creek Primitive Campground. Wildlife, particularly bison, is often seen near this gravel road. The Sage Creek Rim Road . . . — Map (db m113127) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — Titanic Discovery
The discovery of this specimen led to the golden age of paleontology in North America. After acquiring this fossil from fur traders, Dr. Hiram Prout wrote about it in 1846. His description captured the attention of scientists. At that time, . . . — Map (db m113176) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — Under the Sea
Ammonite fossils found in the park are evidence that this area was under water 75 million years ago. Some ammonites could grow to more that three feet across and served as a food source for giant mosasaurs and other predators. The Western . . . — Map (db m113115) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Interior — What a Find!
Your fossil discovery begins a scientific process. Every detail is important, even the area around the find. A fossil and its surroundings reveal what types of plants and animals existed and how they lived, died, and changed. The . . . — Map (db m113123) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Wall — Fight for Survival
Fossils can reveal how animals lived and died, and what their environment was like. Evidence from one of the park's nimravid fossils offers crime-scene clues. The size and location of the holes in the forehead of this fossil match the knife-like . . . — Map (db m113121) HM
South Dakota (Jackson County), Wall — Off to the Races
Horses have adapted in North America over millions of years. As woodlands changed to grasslands, the dog-sized, primitive horses gradually evolved into the lineage that led to the modern-day horse. Mesohippus was the first three-toed . . . — Map (db m113091) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Rube Goldberg Ski Lift Gadget
A.J. Gebhart designed and built the ski lift assisted by Lloyd Marken. The electric powered apparatus was installed in February of 1956 and kept a 1,200 foot circle of rope rotating to safely pull sled, ski, toboggan, or scoop shovel users back . . . — Map (db m113045) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Stratton Park
In 1916 Foster Stratton erected a two-story brick building on this site. It held a garage and machine shop on the lower level, with a photography studio and living quarters on the second floor. When the building was razed in 1989, the Stratton . . . — Map (db m113050) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Falls Park Bridge — May, 1977
Through the combined efforts of the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Board, the Northern States Power company, and the River Improvement Society (Rise). This bridge is dedicated to the people of Sioux Falls to provide better access to the city's . . . — Map (db m112815) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Hazel O'Connor
With a pioneer spirit Hazel O'Connor has continually let the way toward a better Sioux Falls. One of her many special concerns has been the Big Sioux River and the falls, the city's namesake. As a leader of the City Federation of Women's clubs, . . . — Map (db m112819) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Helen Gale McKennan — 1841 - 1906
An early pioneer and land speculator in Sioux Falls, Helen McKennan recognized a need for city parks. She donated her home and 20 acres of adjacent land in 1906 to become what is now known as McKennan Park. Martin . . . — Map (db m113432) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Lady Liberty
(Side One) Lady Liberty first graced McKennan Park in 1942 although the statue was not formally dedicated until August 1, 1943. As several thousand watched, twins Thelma and Elma Iverson unveiled a wood carving of the Statue of Liberty. The . . . — Map (db m113437) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Pillars of the Nation — McKennan Park Historic District
With World War II threatening the tranquility of the United States in 1940, Oscar Ellefson, caretaker and builder of many early McKennan Park attractions, proposed a new project. Ellefson envisioned designing and building two pillars made of . . . — Map (db m113450) HM
South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Sioux Falls Municipal Band — McKennan Park Historic District
On Sunday July 11, 1920, at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. A year earlier, in the first city election allowing women to vote, citizens approved a proposal to support a city . . . — Map (db m113433) HM
South Dakota (Perkins County), Lemmon — Ole S. Quammen — In Memory of
father of Mrs. Harry C. Olson, the creator and donor of this, the world's largest Petrified Wood Park of its kind. Mr. Quammen's picture is displayed in the museum. — Map (db m113240) HM
Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — The Mississippi Riverwalk
The Riverwalk is a portrait of Old Man River in the miniature-the winding 1.000-mile journey of the lower Mississippi reproduced in a one-half mile concrete sculpture. On a horizontal scale of 30 inches, or one step, to the mile, this flowing . . . — Map (db m114725)
Vermont (Caledonia County), St. Johnsbury — Court House Grounds & Park
On June 28, 1790, Jonathan Arnold donated the land now occupied by the courthouse and park to the "South Parish" of the Village of St. Johnsbury for use as a "Buryal Ground." By 1855 the burial ground had fallen into disrepair. Families . . . — Map (db m116650) HM
Vermont (Windsor County), Barnard — Dorothy Thompson Memorial Common
The Dorothy Thompson Memorial Common was established in 2001 by the Barnard Silver Lake Association, a non-profit organization, in memory of the reowned journalist and one of Barnard's outstanding citizens in the years 1928-1962. The Common offers . . . — Map (db m94488) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — George Washington Memorial Parkway — City of Alexandria Est. 1749
A visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, about nine miles to the south, has long been viewed as a patriotic duty of Americans. In the late 19th century, visitors often traveled there from Washington by boat, stopping first in Alexandria. . . . — Map (db m115719) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — Marshall House — City of Alexandria Est. 1749
In the early morning hours of May 24, 1861, the day after a public referendum in Virginia supported secession from the United States, Alexandria was invaded by Union forces crossing the Potomac. Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, the young commander of the . . . — Map (db m115753) HM WM
Virginia, Chesapeake — Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge — Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Across the canal lies the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The Great Dismal Swamp was once a vast ecosystem that covered as much as one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern . . . — Map (db m114525) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Herndon — This is W&OD Trail: Herndon!
(front side, left panel) This is W&OD Trail: Herndon! The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, cycling and . . . — Map (db m115846) HM
Virginia, Franklin — Franklin Memorial Park
Dedicated to those who gave their lives in defense of our state and our nation Originally a part of the James L. Camp homeplace, the park was given to the town of Franklin in 1946 by the children of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Camp. Rena . . . — Map (db m114899) WM
Virginia (Henrico County), Varina — The Dorey Family — Dairy Farmers in Henrico
Dairy farming became the new agricultural industry in Henrico County during the period following the Civil War. As early as 1880, there were 2,181 milk cows in the county. By the early 20th century, agriculturists boasted Henrico as the . . . — Map (db m115645) HM
Washington (Clark County), Vancouver — Esther Short — Esther Short Park
After marrying Amos Short in 1829, Esther (Clark) Short set out on the adventure of her life! Originally from Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Esther Short, who was ½ Algonquin Indian, her husband Amos and 10 children traveled west to Linton, Oregon . . . — Map (db m64239) HM
Washington (Grant County), Royal City — Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Directly across the Columbia River is Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, covering 6,000 acres. Although the presence of petrified wood had been reported as early as 1898, the first indication of its presence in quantity in this vicinity was . . . — Map (db m92611)
Washington (Jefferson County), Brinnon — An Abundant Backyard
Just as the cabin tells a story of the site's history, so does nature. The large stumps in the area tell about early logging activity. Notice in the photo how different the cabin must have been with an expansive view before the new forest . . . — Map (db m115751) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Brinnon — At Home in the Outdoors
Emory Finch, the son of Hoodsport pioneers, moved into Interrorem with his new bride Maybelle Peterson on their wedding day, April 22. 1908. Like her husband, she saw at home in the outdoors. The couple met when she and two friends came over from . . . — Map (db m116139) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Brinnon — Home and Office
Interrorem Ranger Cabin is the oldest Forest Service dwelling on the Olympic Penninsula and one of the oldest in the Northwest.

As you gaze through the trees at Interrorem Ranger cabin, step back in time to the Spring of 1907. From this spot . . . — Map (db m116138) HM

Washington (Jefferson County), Brinnon — Interrorem: Interim or Enduring?
The name Interrorem, according to the most popular theory, was derived from Latin meaning "between the gold". Others believe it was slang for "Interim," used by those who thought the cabin would be a temporary site for managing the forest. Instead, . . . — Map (db m116137) HM
Washington (Jefferson County), Brinnon — Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense
Early Forest Rangers were custodians of the forest, riding horseback over mountain trails and camping out, protecting the forest from fires, poachers, and trespassers.

Most were outdoorsmen, former cowboys, trappers and woodsmen. They were . . . — Map (db m116140) HM

Washington (Jefferson County), Brinnon — The Ranger Hole
It is no wonder that the churning fishing hole one mile down this trail is called Ranger Hole. Emery Finch, and many other early Rangers were avid fishermen, wearing a well traveled path between the cabin and their favorite fishing spot. Fishing was . . . — Map (db m116141) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — You're Now a Part of History
The original donation of the land by the Kinnear family, the neighbors who donated the first plants to be installed in the park, and the many celebrations held in the park over the years demonstrate the community's love for the park. 1893 - . . . — Map (db m112940) HM
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — Welcome to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
This landscape was built by ancient lava flows and sculpted by powerful Ice Age floods. Clues to this fascinating past are all around you. Remains of a Fossil Forest The park contains hundreds of pieces of petrified wood that were . . . — Map (db m82824) HM
Washington (Pacific County), Ilwaco — An Evolving Playground
In the past two centuries there have been many changes at Beard's Hollow. Historically, the Chinook Indians visited the tide pools near the water's edge to collect sea life for food and shells to use as tools and decorations. When the Lewis and . . . — Map (db m116578) HM
Washington (Skagit County), Anacortes — Causland Park — Registered National Historic Place
John Bapiste LePage (1857-1939), the French-Canadian artist and architect, designed this unique memorial park and supervised its construction by local volunteers. Great Northern Railroad donated the park site, and costs were paid by contributors . . . — Map (db m74362) HM

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