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1Alabama (Baldwin County), Loxley — Jenkins Farm / Jenkins Farmhouse
Jenkins Farm John Wesley Jenkins, born 1874, owned a 40 acre turpentine operation in 1915 when he married Amelia Taylor. With the decline of his turpentine resources, they began growing potatoes. At the time of John Wesley’s death in . . . — Map (db m155369) HM
2Alabama (Bibb County), Centreville — Centreville CemeteryBibb County
Centreville Cemetery is older than the town of Centreville itself. The earliest known burial is that of Willie Coleman, dated 1822, and Centreville was established in 1823. One half of the cemetery, known as Cooper Cemetery, contains mostly the . . . — Map (db m156403) HM
3Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Blountsville
1820-1889 seat of Blount County, a county older than the State. Named for Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount who sent Andrew Jackson to aid Alabama settlers in Creek Indian War, 1812-1814. Indian Chief Bear Meat lived here at crossing of . . . — Map (db m156445) HM
4Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — In Honor of Those Who Served
. . . — Map (db m156410) WM
5Alabama (Blount County), Oneonta — Welcome to Oneonta
The origin and development of Oneonta was due to the coming of the Birmingham Mineral Railroad, a part of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Because of the presence of iron ore, limestone and coal in the area, there was always a great potential . . . — Map (db m156406) HM
6Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Cherokee County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all our servicemen who were in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 War with Great Britain 1812-1814 Indian wars - various 1813-1837 War with Mexico 1846-1848 War Between the States 1861-1865 Spanish-American . . . — Map (db m156266) WM
7Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Cornwall FurnaceA Victim of Union General William T. Sherman
Built in late 1862 by the Noble brothers, Cornwall Furnace was named for a similar blast iron furnace in James Noble's home state of Pennsylvania. The pig iron ingots produced from this facility were taken to the Noble Foundry in Rome where they . . . — Map (db m156264) HM
8Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Cornwall Furnace Memorial Park
The furnace was constructed 1862-1863 by the Nobles Brothers Foundry from Rome, GA using financing from the Confederate States of America. Slave labor was used to dig a half mile canal upstream to the Chattooga River, which powered the airblast. A . . . — Map (db m156261) HM
9Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — Central Alabama Vietnam Veterans MemorialClayton, Ala. — 1960 — 1975 —
Dedicated with honor to the men and women of Chilton Co. who served and died in the Republic of South Vietnam Piper, Edward R. Army CWO • Minor, Randy M. Army Sp4 7-11-39  5-28-65                       6-27-47  6-16-67 Bearden, Lee V. . . . — Map (db m155150) WM
10Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — Chilton County History
Side 1 Established by the Alabama Legislature on December 30, 1868, from land obtained from Autauga, Bibb, Perry, and Shelby counties. Originally designated Baker County for Alfred Baker, postmaster, justice of the peace, state . . . — Map (db m155116) HM
11Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — Chilton County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the brave men and women of Chilton County who gave their lives that freedom and justice should not perish from the earth World War I [List of names] World War II [List of names] . . . — Map (db m155155) WM
12Alabama (Cullman County), Hanceville — History of a Name
Side 1 Old Indian trails leading to the Mulberry River were still fresh when a few dirt farmers began to settle just west of what is now Hanceville. From the beginning a steady stream of settlers, many of whom were German and Irish . . . — Map (db m156413) HM
13Alabama (Cullman County), Hanceville — The Little School House
The Little School House was constructed in 1898 by the men of the Garden City Colonization Society. German immigrants were lured South by the railroad land agents' promise of a new life. Almost all the families of the school children were farmers; . . . — Map (db m156412) HM
14Alabama (Cullman County), Holly Pond — First Baptist Church Holly Pond
First Baptist Church of Holy Pond was organized in 1885 as Holly Pond Missionary Baptist Church. Charter members included the families of P.R. Tennison, William Jefferson Hazelwood, Bill House, Seaborn Shaw and Isaac Barnett. Over the course of the . . . — Map (db m156417) HM
15Alabama (Cullman County), Holly Pond — The History of Holly Pond School
Side 1 In 1873, a one-room schoolhouse was built in Holly Pond in the triangle between Highway 278 and the Blountsville Road. In 1890-91, a new two-story, four-room frame structure was built on Highway 278, across from the Baptist church. . . . — Map (db m156418) HM
16Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Lebanon
Fourth county seat DeKalb County, Alabama Feb. 1, 1841 — May 1, 1878 — Map (db m156259) HM
17Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Lebanon Courthouse
Lebanon Courthouse was constructed during the 1840s when Lebanon, the county seat of DeKalb County, was a thriving community with inns, taverns, and government offices. This building, built for courthouse use, remained in use as a courthouse until . . . — Map (db m156255) HM
18Alabama (DeKalb County), Henagar — The Road to Chickamauga
On Aug. 29, 1863, the Union XX Army Corps under Maj. Gen. Alexander M. McCook and the Army of the Cumberland's cavalry under Maj. Gen. David S. Stanley broke camp at Stevenson, AL and crossed the Tennessee River at Caperton's Ferry. This force of . . . — Map (db m156168) HM
19Alabama (DeKalb County), Rainsville — McCurdy House
Built in 1931 by the McCurdy family, the home's interior was lined completely with cedar wood and the floor made of hand selected quarter-sawed oak. Beveled glass was in the windows and doors. Home to a delicatessen in the 1980s, plans were being . . . — Map (db m156252) HM
20Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Alabama City World War II Veterans Monument
1941     1945 This plaque dedicated to and erected in honor of The men and women of Alabama City Alabama who devotedly served their country during World War II — Map (db m156366) WM
21Alabama (Etowah County), Gadsden — Alabama City, Alabama
During the year of 1890, Capt. James M. Elliott, Jr., the famed riverboat captain and industrialist, began to draw up plans for a new town about two miles west of Gadsden. Elliott's dream was to develop the town as an industrial center and . . . — Map (db m156368) HM
22Alabama (Etowah County), Rainbow City — Harmony Baptist Church
Oldest church in Etowah County. Organized Saturday, April 2, 1831, at Harmony Meeting House, which was built in 1821, by Edmond Jones at this location. It was here that the Wills Creek Baptist Association was organized in 1836, Harmony being . . . — Map (db m156370) HM
23Alabama (Etowah County), Rainbow City — Old Harmony Cemetery
In the summer of 1784 William Jones and his two young sons were among a group of families from Georgia making their way through this area following the Old High Town Path. They camped here near a large spring and planned to continue their journey . . . — Map (db m156371) HM
24Alabama (Etowah County), Rainbow City — Site of 1784 Indian Massacre
The lone survivor being Edmond Jones, 5 year old son of William and Hannah Humphries Jones, who later gave the land for the cemetery. — Map (db m156398) HM
25Alabama (Etowah County), Sardis City — Sardis City Beginnings
Sardis community derived its name from Sardis Baptist Church which was founded in 1882 on another site. There were 20 charter members. They met in a brush arbor until a building was completed in 1887, at this site. The church was a wooden, box frame . . . — Map (db m156365) HM
26Alabama (Jackson County), Bryant — Ebenezer Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church is the oldest church on the northern end of Sand Mountain. Its origins date back to an 1850s log church and school called Gordon Chapel. Renamed Ebenezer, the church became a member of the Tennessee River Baptist Association . . . — Map (db m156122) HM
27Alabama (Jackson County), Flat Rock — Flat Rock High School1911 - 1929
In 1905. the Methodist Episcopal Church. South. authorized Dr. Frank Gardner and his wife, Annie, to begin Flat Rock School In 1911, Flat Rock High School formally opened. It was the only high school on Sand Mountain north of Albertville. The North . . . — Map (db m156167) HM
28Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Presbyterian Church1821
Side 1 One of Alabama's earliest Presbyterian congregations, this church was founded in September 1821 by the Reverend John Allen as "The Church of Nazareth". In 1833 it was renamed Courtland Presbyterian Church. The first meeting house, . . . — Map (db m155416) HM
29Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Limestone County Iraq — Afghanistan Memorial
Adam Loggins LCPL USMC June 11, 1979 Apr. 26, 2007 KIA - Iraq Ricky L. Turner PFC US Army Dec. 22, 1988 Jan. 16, 2009 KIA - Iraq — Map (db m154211) WM
30Alabama (Madison County), New Market — Buckhorn Tavern / Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish
Buckhorn Tavern Located in Section 18, Township 2, Range 2 East, this site was an early wayside stop for pioneer settlers as they traveled the road from Winchester, Tennessee into Madison County. The tavern predates the creation of the . . . — Map (db m155018) HM
31Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Charles Oscar Harris Family Home813 Adams Avenue — African American Community Leader —
Side 1 Charles O. Harris was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on August 5, 1852. He attended Oberlin College in Ohio. Later, in 1870, he became one of the first students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Returning to Alabama during . . . — Map (db m155110) HM
32Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jefferson DavisJune 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889 — Soldier Scholar Statesman —
A graduate of West Point Military Academy, he served the United States as Colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, Mexican War; member of House of Representatives, Senator, and as Secretary of War. Inaugurated President of the provisional government, . . . — Map (db m155530) HM
33Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Joseph Lister Hill1894 - 1984
U. S. Congress 1923 - 1938 U. S. Senate 1938 - 1969 — Map (db m155529) HM
34Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rev. Richard C. Boone(1937-2013)
Front Born on July 7, 1937, in Calhoun, Alabama, Richard C. Boone devoted his life to the causes of civil and human rights. He joined the Air Force at the age of sixteen and following his service received a degree in political . . . — Map (db m155066) HM
35Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, Inc.Founded 1918
One of Montgomery’s oldest African American-owned businesses, Ross-Clayton Funeral Home was founded in 1918, as a partnership between insurance agent Robert Ambers Ross and a colleague. A partnership was later formed with William and Frazzie . . . — Map (db m155107) HM
36Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 'Washington' Elm Tree
Washington took command of the American Army under grandparent of this elm Cambridge, Mass., July 3, 1775 ———— Raised and given by Maryland D.A.R. and Alice Paret Dorsey as part of 200th . . . — Map (db m155635) HM
37Alabama (St. Clair County), Ashville — Dalco Obed Langston
This park was dedicated on May 15, 1990 to D. O. Langston for his service to the town of Ashville, his support for senior citizens, and his enduring impact on our community. A native of Oakvale, Mississippi, Mr. Langston was born in 1904 and died . . . — Map (db m156372) HM
38Alabama (St. Clair County), Ashville — John Ash(Nov. 30, 1783 - April 1, 1872)
In 1817, John and Margaret Ash, their children, and the Rev. Thomas Newton, Margaret's father, were part of a wagon train traveling west on the old Montevallo Road. In Beaver Valley, between Ashville and Odenville, their three-year-old daughter, . . . — Map (db m156373) HM
39Alabama (St. Clair County), Whitney — Union United Methodist ChurchSt. Clair County
In 1815, Revolutionary War Veteran Captain Edward Beeson received a grant for this land for providing provisons to Andrew Jackson's Tennessee Militia. In 1830, Beeson and other community members constructed a log church here. In 1885, William . . . — Map (db m156399) HM
40Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Brown's Dollar Store
Abe Brown established Brown’s Dollar Store in 1898 & moved to this site in 1906. He built this building in 1926. The business became Brown’s Department Store & continued on this site until 1978. Plaque erected by Heritage Commission of . . . — Map (db m156515) HM
41Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Medeiros PointIn Honor of Captain Mike — June 5th, 1946 — December 9th, 2005 —
Mike Medeiros was affectionately known by the community as Captain Mike. Captain Mike always greeted his passengers on the Bama Belle Riverboat with energy, optimism and a desire to make their experience a wonderful memory. He was a role model for . . . — Map (db m156404) HM
42Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Phi Gamma Delta Theta Chapter House
On this site in 1914, Theta Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta built the first Chapter House located on the campus of the University of Alabama. The house was the first structure on what became known as Fraternity Row, later known as "Old Row." That house, . . . — Map (db m156516) HM
43Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — TushkalusaThe Indian Chieftain — Mauvila Oct. 18, 1540 —
“He was the suzerain of many territories, and of a numerous people, being equally feared by his vassals and the neighboring nations.” — Map (db m156405) HM
44Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — 1956 Plane Crash Mass Grave and Memorial
On June 30, 1956, a TWA Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided over the Grand Canyon. The 123 passengers and crew members aboard both aircraft perished. This site is a common burial and memorial to 66 of the 70 TWA passengers and . . . — Map (db m154949) HM
45Arizona (Coconino County), Page — Major John Wesley Powell1834-1902
Major John Wesley Powell 1834-1902 Explorer of the Colorado River 1869 and 1871-72 On August 3, 1869, Powell wrote in his journal: ”…we have a curious ensemble of wonderful features — carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove . . . — Map (db m155893) HM
46Arizona (Coconino County), Page — Wicket GatesReclamation: Managing Water in the West
Hydroelectric power is produced when water under pressure flows through electrical generating equipment. Water entering the turbine flows through a series of louvers called wicket gates arranged in a ring around the turbine inlet. The amount of . . . — Map (db m155898) HM
47Arizona (Maricopa County), Tempe — Site of Goodwin Stadium 1936-1978
Site of Goodwin Stadium Named for Garfield Goodwin, past mayor of Tempe, member of the Arizona State Teachers College Board of Education and reciever for the 1899 Tempe "Normals" football squad. The Normals defeated the University of Arizona at . . . — Map (db m156169) HM
48Arizona (Mohave County), Grand Canyon National Park — Separation Canyon
Here on August 28 1869, Seneca Howland, O.G. Howland and William H. Dunn separated from the original Powell party, climbed to the north rim and were killed by the Indians. For further authentic information see “Colorado River . . . — Map (db m155772) HM
49Arkansas (Izard County), Calico Rock — City HallNational Register of Historic Places
City Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m155968) HM
50Arkansas (Lawrence County), Powhatan — Powhatan Courthouse State ParkNortheast Arkansas Discovery Tour
In 1815 Lawrence County was formed from the Territory of Missouri. It became part of the Arkansas Territory in 1819 when Missouri became a state. Thirty-one other counties were formed from Lawrence County, giving it the name, "Mother of Counties." . . . — Map (db m155965) HM
51Arkansas (Monroe County), Clarendon — Clarendon
Known as "Mouth of Cache" 1799-1837, Clarendon by 1828 had a post office and ferry and was the crossing for the Memphis to Little Rock Military Road. The town became Monroe County seat in 1857 and was incorporated two years later. Destroyed by Union . . . — Map (db m155262) HM
52Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — Life in the Swamp — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
Before Lewis and Clark explored the Louisiana Territory in 1804, little was known about the land or the animals of this vast region. President Jefferson, interested in America's natural resources, instructed the expedition to collect specimens and . . . — Map (db m155194) HM
53Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — Louisiana Purchase State Park — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
This park preserves and protects two of Arkansas's greatest heritages: The "initial point" of the 1815 Louisiana Territory land survey and one of the state's few "headwater" swamps. The elevated boardwalk allows for safe viewing of the park's . . . — Map (db m155180) HM
54Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — Louisiana Territory: 1682-1800 — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
Development In 1682, one hundred and forty years after Hernando de Soto and his conquistadors searched for treasure in the vast regions west of the Mississippi River, the French explorer, LaSalle, claimed all the land, resources and peoples of . . . — Map (db m155192) HM
55Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — The Opening of the American West — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
This point was established by survey on November 10, 1815 by U.S. Government survey teams led by Prospect Robbins and Joseph Brown. Recognizing the national significance of this Initial Point, the L'Anguille Chapter of the DAR sought placement of a . . . — Map (db m155200) HM
56Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — The Purchase: 1801-1803 — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
President Thomas Jefferson learned Spain had ceded the Louisiana Territory back to France in early 1801. Fearing Napoleon would close the Mississippi to American trade, the President sent Ambassador Robert Livingston to Paris (September, 1801) to . . . — Map (db m155195) HM
57Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — The Survey: 1815 — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
The official Survey of the Louisiana Territory was ordered in 1815 by President Madison to establish a system for distributing this land as payment to veterans of the War of 1812. Commissioned by the United States Government, Prospect K. Robbins and . . . — Map (db m155197) HM
58Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — The Swamp — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park is situated in an unusual habitat — a "headwater" swamp. This swamp differs greatly from the more common "backwater" swamps. Found within the floodplain zones of large streams and rivers, backwater swamps . . . — Map (db m155188) HM
59Arkansas (Monroe County), Holly Grove — Two Lines Mark the Future of the United States — Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park —
The stone marker behind you marks the 'Initial Point' for the survey of the Louisiana Purchase Territory. The east-west Baseline and the north-south line, the Fifth Principal Meridian, are fundamental in land transactions throughout the western . . . — Map (db m155199) HM
60Arkansas (Newton County), Jasper — C-12 — Newton CountyCounty Seat
Jasper, the county seat of Newton County, was designated as such soon after the creation of the county, December 14, 1842. It was named in honor of Thomas W. Newton. — Map (db m155497) HM
61Arkansas (Stone County), Mountain View — City of Mountain View
Incorporated August, 1890 Time Capsule Sealed Centennial Celebration August 11, 1990 — Map (db m155978) HM
62Arkansas (Stone County), Mountain View — Our Stone County Sons
In Loving Remembrance of Our Stone County Sons who paid the supreme price of their lives in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and who now await reunion with us in eternity as we, their friends and . . . — Map (db m155979) WM
63Arkansas (Stone County), Pleasant Grove — Legend
In 1864 Gen Jo Shelby moving from Clarksville to Batesville passed through Richwoods and Buckhorn at this place known then as Buckhorn. His advance met Bill Williams commanding a Federal Company. A battle was fought. 47 were killed and 2 captured. — Map (db m155958) HM
64California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin
Bobby Seale class of 1954, while attending Merrit College, he joined the Afro-American Association (AAA) and met Huey P. Newton. Together in 1966, they founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Jean Yonemura Wing class of . . . — Map (db m154869) HM
65California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Alumni: Chinaka Hodge, Phil Lesh, Joshua Redman, The Lonely Island
Chinaka Hodge class of 2002, started writing and performing poems as an awkward, pimply, BHS freshman, and art-making saved her life. She is a playwright, poet and performer. Phil Lesh class of 1957, played the trumpet while at . . . — Map (db m154873) HM
66California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Municipal PierBerkeley History — 1926 —
Berkeley's original shoreline was about where Second Street and the eastern side of Aquatic Park are located today. In 1853 a private wharf was built at the foot of what is now Delaware Street, and a working waterfront with factories and piers . . . — Map (db m155983) HM
67California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Harpoon Cannon(Whaling Gun)
The whaling gun below this plaque came off the ship; “Cody.” Gib Hunter was the Captain of the ship and was the last of the whalers to operate off the West Coast. Captain Hunter presented this whaling gun to Bud Spenger. — Map (db m155984) HM
68California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Historic McGee-Spaulding DistrictBerkeley History
In 1855, Irish-born James McGee (1814-1899) bought 115 acres of the old Peralta rancho – now the McGee Tract - for farmland. Later he donated land for the city's first Catholic convent, school, and church. He was one of Berkeley's first . . . — Map (db m154875) HM
69California (Contra Costa County), Alamo — Original Alamo School Bell
Used from about 1880 to 1940 in the second Alamo school building which stood at the east side of Danville Blvd. near Stone Valley Road. — Map (db m154889) HM
70California (Contra Costa County), Concord — De Anza Expedition 1775-1776
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition near this site - the mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area — Map (db m155569) HM
71California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Blooming Business
(front or street side:) "At four in the morning they would start preparing the flowers for market. Grandfather would carefully put the flowers in a basket and sling it over his shoulder. Grandmother, carrying a lantern, would lead him . . . — Map (db m156299) HM
72California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Historic Cerrito Creek
Cerrito Creek and its branches carry rain and spring water from the East Bay Hills to San Francisco Bay. Native Americans lived along its banks. It became the boundary between vast Spanish land grants and, later, the county line. The City . . . — Map (db m155139) HM
73California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — 1923 Miss Graham's Riding Academy
The Orinda Garage and Miss Graham's Riding Academy were built from 1923 - 25 by E.I. de Laveaga in the Spanish Mediterranean style. His uncle ran the automobile garage on the corner of Avenida de Orinda, which still exists today. . . . — Map (db m154903) HM
74California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — The Orinda Theatre, 1941
The Orinda Theatre opened its doors in 1941 and is the city's most prominent visual landmark with its signature dorsal fin marquee. It is a textbook example of Streamlined Moderne Architecture, a late type of Art Deco design inspired by . . . — Map (db m154890) HM
75California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — The Santa Maria Chapel, 1892
In keeping with its Spanish and Mexican heritage, the first church in Orinda was Catholic, built by Marie de Laveaga on their estate in 1892. The Santa Maria Chapel held Services intermittently until 1954, when its 19 pews were inadequate . . . — Map (db m154893) HM
76California (Contra Costa County), San Ramon — Fire Truck ParkCelebrate San Ramon
History of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is a product of many years of development, as our beautiful valley has grown from a rural farming area to a vibrant community with a . . . — Map (db m155605) HM
77California (Contra Costa County), San Ramon — History of Ramona Park
In 1906, the Meese family opened a 10-acre group picnic site, Ramona Park, on their ranch next to the Southern Pacific Railroad line, thus opening the first "park” in the San Ramon Valley. Ramona Park's location west of the Iron Horse . . . — Map (db m156284) HM
78California (Contra Costa County), San Ramon — San Ramon's PioneersRamona Park — Celebrate San Ramon's History —
San Ramon's Pioneers American pioneers first came to San Ramon in 1850 when Leo and Mary Jane Norris purchased 4,450 acres of land from Jose Amador's Rancho San Ramon. Other early landowners were William and Mary Lynch, James and . . . — Map (db m155606) HM
79California (Inyo County), Bishop — Project Sierra Wave
Fifty years ago, the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada was the site of intense atmospheric research to explore the cause and dynamics of the newly appreciated and powerful mountain wave phenomenon known locally as the Sierra Wave. This . . . — Map (db m156150) HM
80California (Kern County), Arvin — Arvin-Sierra Glider Port1937-1941
Located on the hills in front of you, on the historic Tejon Ranch, the Arvin-Sierra Glider Port was the site for the West Coast Soaring Championships. Many of America’s famous glider pilots made record flights from here, soaring over the mountains . . . — Map (db m156337) HM
81California (Kern County), Boron — Borax
In the 1880s, the famous twenty-mule teams hauled borax from mines in Death Valley to the railroad junction in Mojave. The wagon route passed just north of here. In 1925, a huge deposit of borax ores was discovered near Boron. By the . . . — Map (db m155972) HM
82California (Los Angeles County), Burbank — Sunset Canyon Country Club Gate
The Sunset Canyon Country Club opened in 1921 as a private nine-hole golf course and country club. In 1927 fire destroyed many club buildings. This arch was built in 1927 as an entrance gate for a new clubhouse. The City of Burbank owned the . . . — Map (db m154850) HM
83California (Los Angeles County), Crescenta Highlands — Crescenta Valley ParkGerman-American History
Between 1934 and 1957, most of this area in Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park, west of Dunsmore Avenue and south of Honolulu Avenue, was a private park owned by the German-American League. The private park, named Hindenburg Park in memorial . . . — Map (db m156524) HM WM
84California (Los Angeles County), El Monte — 975 — El Monte
El Monte, on the bank of the San Gabriel River, played a significant part in California's early pioneer history. It was first an encampment on the Old Spanish Trail, an extension of the trail from Missouri to Santa Fe. By the 1850's some began to . . . — Map (db m155282) HM
85California (Los Angeles County), El Monte — The Frederick G. Exner Memorial WindmillErected February 17, 2000
Donated by Frederick G. Exner to the El Monte Historical Society as a Historical Artifact to Compliment the Osmund House Facility. This "The Aermotor Company" windmill was first erected in Gore, North Dakota, in April 1916, and served as a sole . . . — Map (db m155283) HM
86California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — Doctors’ HouseCirca 1890
The Doctors’ House, a Glendale Landmark, is named for the three prominent physicians Dr. G.V. Bogue, Dr. D.W. Hunt, and Dr. A.L. Bryant, and for Dr. L.H. Hurtt, chemist, who made it their home. One of the few remaining residences of Queen Anne . . . — Map (db m156338) HM
87California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 1022 — Department of Water and PowerCity of Los Angeles — General Office Building —
From pueblo to metropolis, the history of the City of Los Angeles is indelibly linked with the development of community water and power supplies. This building is dedicated to that enduring relationship past, present and future. Water for . . . — Map (db m155788) HM
88California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Garnier Building1890
Philippe Garnier, a settler from Gap, France, hired Abraham Edelman to design this brick and sandstone building for Chinese tenants. This was the oldest and most significant building of the original Chinatown of Los Angeles which was located here. . . . — Map (db m155778) HM
89California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Historic Palm Tree
This historic palm tree stood for more than 25 years at the entrance of the Southern Pacific Station. At this railroad portal of the city it became a familiar landmark to many thousands of Los Angeles and Southern California citizens and visitors . . . — Map (db m155323) HM
90California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Route of the Settlers of Los AngelesEl Paseo de Los Pobladores de Los Angeles
On February 2, 1781, a company of settlers recruited in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, began a historic journey from Los Alamos, Sonora. These were Los Pobladores, whose mission was the founding of El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la . . . — Map (db m155431) HM
91California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Union Station
Three railroads combined to build Union Station, which, when it was dedicated on May 7, 1939, was the last of the great trains stations to be built in this country. Architects John and Donald Parkinson used Streamline Moderne and Mission . . . — Map (db m155811) HM
92California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Mission Dam
Rubble masonry water storage dam built by San Fernando Mission Indians in 1808. Water flowed to the mission via a tiled pipe. — Map (db m156523) HM
93California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — End of an EraCharlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”
Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the epic comedy Modern Times. The film was released on February 5, 1936, nearly ten years into the talkie . . . — Map (db m156484) HM
94California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — El Camino Real Mission Bell
On July 16, 1769, padre Junipero Serra dedicated the first of 21 missions to be established in Alta California. These missions along what is today known as El Camino Real are located one day's ride apart. Mission bells symbolizing the founding . . . — Map (db m155801) HM
95California (Los Angeles County), Northridge — Lauretta Wasserstein Sculpture Garden“Post-Tension”
On January 17, 1994, Los Angeles and the surrounding region experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Northridge. To commemorate the rebuilding of the region and CSUN, we created the sculpture garden incorporating remnants of the . . . — Map (db m155780) HM
96California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Lazy TRanch History
The Lazy T is one of the original Ritter family homesteads of the late 18th & early 19th century. This ranch was at one time part of over 12,000 acres owned and worked by the Ritter brothers as a: Cattle ranch, almond orchard, dry . . . — Map (db m155711) HM
97California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Invention of the Cheeseburger
On this site in 1924, sixteen year-old Lionel Sternberger first put cheese on a hamburger and served it to a customer, thereby inventing the cheeseburger. The 'Aristocratic Burger' at the Rite Spot is the first instance of a hamburger with cheese . . . — Map (db m156407) HM
98California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Olympic Flagpole
This official Olympic Flagpole was used at Squaw Valley, California in the pageantry ceremonies of the VIII Olympic Winter Games held in February 18 - 28, 1960. Walt Disney, Chairman of Pageantry. — Map (db m154852) HM
99California (Los Angeles County), Rancho Palos Verdes — Harden GatehousePortuguese Point
Edward Walker Harden married Ruth Isabel Vanderlip in 1903, in Chicago. They built the gatehouse, as it stands today, in 1926. Gordon Kaufmann was the architect, and the Olmsted Brothers designed the landscaping. This imposing structure is of . . . — Map (db m155773) HM
100California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Japanese Americans at White PointThe Generation Not Forgotten
Between the 1890s and World War II, several thousand Japanese settled in San Pedro. Their community centered on fishing, shellfish and canning enterprises. It had its own doctors, dentists, shops, social and athletic clubs and a newspaper. . . . — Map (db m155641) HM

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Sep. 21, 2020