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By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2015
Centreville Cemetery Marker
1Alabama (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
2Alabama (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
3Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — In Honor of Those Who Served
. . . — Map (db m156410) WM
4Alabama (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
5Alabama (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
6Alabama (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
7Alabama (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
8Alabama (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
9Alabama (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
10Alabama (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
11Alabama (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
12Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Lebanon
Fourth county seat DeKalb County, Alabama Feb. 1, 1841 — May 1, 1878 — Map (db m156259) HM
13Alabama (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
14Alabama (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
15Alabama (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
16Alabama (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
17Alabama (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
18Alabama (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
19Alabama (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
20Alabama (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
21Alabama (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
22Alabama (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
23Alabama (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
24Alabama (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
25Alabama (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
26Alabama (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
27Alabama (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
28Alabama (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
29Alabama (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
30Arizona (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
31California (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
32California (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
33California (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
34California (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
35California (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
36California (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
37California (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
38California (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
39California (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
40California (San Diego County), San Diego — Point Loma
[Marker #1] In commemoration of the early aviation pioneers that flew American designed and manufactured sailplanes in San Diego. These aviators are remembered by those who flew after them and the citizens of San Diego. John C. Barstow . . . — Map (db m156384) HM
41California (San Joaquin County), French Camp — 935 — California Chicory Works
The partnership of C.A. Bachmann and Charles H.W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site during the 1890's. Chicory roots are roasted, ground, and used as a mixture with or substitute for . . . — Map (db m156499) HM
42California (San Joaquin County), Lathrop — America's First Coast-to-Coast RoadHistoric Lincoln Highway
(First panel:) America's first coast to coast road Established 1913 (Second panel:) 1924-1967 Site of Original Wiggins Trading Post serving travelers along the Lincoln Highway — Map (db m156556) HM
43California (San Joaquin County), Tracy — Banta Inn
Originally built as a two storey saloon / sporting house in 1879 by Frank Gallegos, reputed former member of Joaquin Murrieta's band. The inn has continued as a saloon to this day. The inn suffered a major fire in 1937 and was . . . — Map (db m156497) HM
44California (Santa Clara County), Campbell — The Ainsley House
The Ainsley House is an architectural gem and a beautifully preserved example of English Tudor Revival complete with the original furnishings from the 1920's. It is also the final home of an important individual who made significant contributions . . . — Map (db m156294) HM
45Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — South Plants Fabrica Sur
Above this sign, a mile away, 230 buildings once stood. The U.S. Army constructed South Plants in 1942 to produce chemical weapons for World War II — Map (db m156147) HM
46Delaware (New Castle County), Delaware City — ChapelFort DuPont
Fort DuPont’s chapel was constructed in 1941 to meet the spiritual needs of soldiers preparing to go abroad. The spire on this chapel indicates its non-denominational status. The Army considered wooden structures “temporary.” Most of . . . — Map (db m156151) HM
47Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — NC-25 — Landing Place of William Penn
Near here October 27, 1682, William Penn first stepped on American soil. He proceeded to the fort and performed Livery of Seisin. “He took the key, thereof,…we did deliver unto him 1 turf with a twig upon it, a porringer with river water and . . . — Map (db m156292) HM
48Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Pencader Heritage Museum
The Pencader Heritage Museum and Research Center highlights artifacts that reflect life in Pencader Hundred from the Colonial Era through the Afghanistan War. Our rotating displays reveal the rich heritage to be found in this area. We have items of . . . — Map (db m155833)
49Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge
On 3 September 1777, approximately 800 Americans forming the “Special Corps” of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged several thousand Hessian and Anspack “Jagers” (light infantry) and British light infantry in the . . . — Map (db m156288) HM
50Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — The Battle of Cooch's Bridge
On 3 September 1777, approximately 800 Americans forming the “Special Corps” of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged several thousand Hessian and Anspack “Jagers” (light infantry) and British light infantry in the . . . — Map (db m155942) HM
51District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
General Dwight D. Eisenhower Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force 1944 - 1945 Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States 1953 - 1961
Because no man is really a man who has lost out of . . . — Map (db m156474) HM WM
52Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Clara Barton1821-1912 — Founder of the American Red Cross —
Clarissa 'Clara' Harlowe Barton traveled through Tampa, in 1898, on her way to and from Cuba during the Spanish American War. Barton often stayed at the home of J. Mack Towne, which was located just north of this marker at 350 Plant Avenue. There . . . — Map (db m156548) HM
53Florida (Hillsborough County), Thonotosassa — Military Road
Fort Brooke to Fort King 1824-1856 — Map (db m156528) HM
54Florida (Lee County), Boca Grande — Boca Grande United Methodist ChurchEst. July 10, 1910
Side1 The oldest church on the island. On Jan.10, 1910 the Rev. D.B. Sweat was sent to minister to the needs of the growing community. Six months later the church was chartered with 17 members as Boca Grande Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The . . . — Map (db m156467) HM
55Florida (Orange County), Christmas — Fort Christmas
Fort Christmas Built in 1835 Three miles north of this marker Erected by Orlando Chapter, D.A.R. 1951 Map (db m156158) HM
56Florida (Orange County), Oviedo — White’s Wharf(Clifton Springs)
North of this marker on Lake Jessup are warm sulphur springs, near which John and William Bartram camped during their excursion up the Saint Johns River in 1765-1766. In the late 1870’s, W.G. White built a store here, bringing goods by . . . — Map (db m156161) HM
57Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — F-1075 — Albin Polasek Home and Studio
This property was the retirement home of internationally-renowned artist Albin Polasek from 1950 until his death in 1965. He is heralded as one of 20th century America’s foremost sculptors. Born in 1879 in Frenstat, Moravia (now Czech Republic), . . . — Map (db m156195) HM
58Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — Knowles Memorial ChapelRollins College
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Knowles Memorial Chapel 1932 — Map (db m156330) HM
59Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — The Fiftieth AnniversaryRollins College
To commemorate The Fiftieth Anniversary of the decision reached 17 April 1885, by the General Congregational Association of Florida to establish in Winter Park Rollins College the first institution of higher education in . . . — Map (db m156221) HM
60Florida (Orange County), Winter Park — Ward House
Built in 1883 by The Reverend Charles W. Ward, This house was used in 1885–1886 by Rollins College as the first dormitory for women. In grateful appreciation of the training received by them at Rollins, this tablet is placed . . . — Map (db m156204) HM
61Florida (Sarasota County), Manasota Beach — Joseph Daniel Anderson
Side 1 After the Civil War, many Georgians moved their families to Southern Florida. Joseph Daniel "Jody" Anderson, born in Georgia in 1867, was a child when his father moved to the Tampa/Sara Sota area. In 1884, Joseph became the head of the . . . — Map (db m156335) HM
62Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — New Edzell Castle: 1914-1959/Bird Key
New Edzell Castle: 1914-1959 The first mansion built on Bird Key was New Edzell Castle, named for Davidella "Davie" Lindsay Worcester's ancestral home in Scotland. Coming to Sarasota for health reasons in 1905, Davie saw Bird Key while boating . . . — Map (db m156532) HM
63Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Riverview High School
Side 1 Riverview High School originally consisted of modern steel and glass structures set among tall native pines in Sarasota's developing suburbs. When the school opened in 1958, it became known internationally for its innovative architecture, . . . — Map (db m156534) HM
64Florida (Sarasota County), Venice — Woodmere
Side 1 The Manasota Land and Timber Company purchased over 80,000 acres of land and the Gulf Coast Railway Company from Southern Investment Company of Baltimore, Maryland, in 1917. This land was south of the Palmer properties in Venice and . . . — Map (db m156530) HM
65Florida (Seminole County), Lake Mary — Markham
(Side 1) The pine flat woods that dominated the landscape provided economic activity of the residents of the Markham area. The land was purchased by William Markham in 1875 and a vibrant African-American community developed the lumber, . . . — Map (db m156538) HM
66Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Michelle Akers
Leading scorer in Women’s World Cup history with 12 goals, Michelle is a resident of Oviedo, FL who trained at Sylvan Lake Park. Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women’s National at the 1996 Olympic games and the Silver Medal winning team at . . . — Map (db m156510) HM
67Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Sylvan Lake Park
Established in 1993 as an official U.S. Soccer Federation Training site. In 1994 designated as an official World Cup Training site. National teams from Canada, China, Ireland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and United States have trained here. . . . — Map (db m156440) HM
68Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Turpentine Industry
(Side 1) Shortly before the turn of the century until the late 1930’s, Seminole County’s pine lands were dotted throughout with numerous small turpentine distilleries or “stills.” These stills produced turpentine, tar, pitch, . . . — Map (db m156436) HM
69Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Our Native Son Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey
Side 1 General Bailey was born and once played in/shared the culture of the neighborhood of West Augustine, directed by his parents and the elementary school personnel. Born during the civil rights era which was spearheaded locally by Florida . . . — Map (db m156555) HM
70Georgia (Glynn County), Jekyll Island — McEvers Bayard Brown Oak
McEvers Bayard Brown Oak Centenarian Tree recognized by the Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. This tree consists of a cluster of five trunks growing from the stump of a single live oak harvested between . . . — Map (db m155960) HM
71Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Nuuanu Pali LookoutNational Landmark of Soaring
An International Soaring Record was established here on December 18, 1931. William A. Cocke Jr. remained aloft in a glider called the Nighthawk for 21 hours 34 minutes, a new U.S. and world endurance record for motorless fight. Cocke’s . . . — Map (db m156376) HM
72Illinois (Monroe County), Waterloo — The Wissmath Property107 South Main Street — Waterloo, Monroe Co. Ill., Laid Out in 1818 —
This property, 107 South Main Street, is officially known as Tax Lot 11 in Block 12 of Old Town, now City of Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois. Property deeds date back to 1867, when its first owners, John and Mary Harms sold the property to . . . — Map (db m156248) HM
73Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — The Railroad
The railroads were part of everyday life. Up to 14 passenger and freight trains passed through Chester each day on three railroads. A popular means of transportation was the Dinky, a self-propelled motor car for short and low volume routes. . . . — Map (db m156246) HM
74Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — The River Boats
Showboats traveled up and down the river bring plays and music to Chester. A band marched up the hill to play at the courthouse or in town. Residents were invited to attend plays performed on board — Map (db m156191) HM
75Illinois (Sangamon County), Springfield — Virgil Hickox HomeLooking for Lincoln
Virgil Hickox was one of many local people who disagreed politically with Abraham Lincoln. Raised in the traditions of Jeffersonian Democracy as a youth in New York, he settled in Springfield in 1834 and became a prosperous merchant, railroad . . . — Map (db m156400) HM
76Kansas (Barton County), Great Bend — Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial
(east side)Dedicated to the Veterans of All Wars May 26, 1935 (west side)Erected by Morrison-McFadden Post № 3111 Great Bend, Kansas — Map (db m156307) WM
77Kansas (Rice County), Lyons — Rice County Historical Mural
First known farmers in this area were the Wichita Indians • • • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and Father Padilla came in 1541 • • • In 1821 William Becknell started traveling what is now known as the Santa Fe Trail • • • Settlers and a few mules . . . — Map (db m156401) HM
78Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — After the PrattsCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
The Kansas Historical Society purchased 23 acres of the ranch in 1982 and it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places the next year. The outbuildings were badly deteriorated. Beginning in 1986 extensive restoration work was undertaken. . . . — Map (db m156108) HM
79Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — Documenting the History of Sheridan CountyCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
Fent's photos depict Studley and other nearby communities as they entered the 20th century, showing the planting of trees, the conversion of sod schools to frame structures, and the replacement of horses by automobiles. — Map (db m156105) HM
80Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — East ShedCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
Behind this sign was a large stone shed that fell victim to a tornado in 1911. At the time, Fent's younger brother, Tom, was building onto his home about one-half mile west of here. Tom used most of the stones from this shed for his addition. A 1990 . . . — Map (db m156101) HM
81Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — End of an EraCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
Fent sold all his sheep by 1904 amidst falling wool prices and a growing Kansas cattle industry. By 1936 Fent still owned 80 acres of the land that held the house and outbuildings, some pasture, and the cropland south of the highway. When he died in . . . — Map (db m156107) HM
82Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — John Fenton Pratt, PhotographerCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
By the 1880s photography had become a popular and accessible hobby. Fent enjoyed photography and captured images of his English friends and family at parties and picnics. — Map (db m156104) HM
83Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — Shearing the SheepCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
Each spring the Pratts hired children from the area and equipped them with shepherding hooks. Their job was to drive a steady stream of sheep to the shearing shed, where hired shearers were paid five cents per sheep to hand-clip the wool. As fleeces . . . — Map (db m156103) HM
84Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — The Story of the StonesCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
The base of the yard fence in front of the house, and most of the walls of the house and washhouse were built with stones from the Ogallalah Formation. The stones were quarried from the slope behind the outbuildings and the Pratt's timber claim a . . . — Map (db m156102) HM
85Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — Working and Living SpacesCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
Springtime is shearing and lambing time on a sheep ranch. The Pratts hired shearers and sheepherders to help. These workers often did not live nearby, and they slept in the bunkhouse, which was also used for storage. The structure to the left housed . . . — Map (db m156100) HM
86Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — Yorkshire Ranching on the High PlainsCottonwood Ranch State Historic Site
Like many Kansas settlers, the Pratts built their home and outbuildings with influences from their native country. But unlike other early Kansas ranchers that raised cattle, the Pratts raised sheep. The way the outbuildings adjoin the stone wall is . . . — Map (db m156099) HM
87Kansas (Sherman County), Goodland — The Big EaselWelcome to Our Community! — Greetings from the Goodland Rotary Club —
Standing before you is the "Big Easel" — an 80 foot tall celebration of art and agriculture. Installed in June 2001, it is a reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's "Three Sunflowers in a Vase" painted by Canadian artist Cameron Cross. . . . — Map (db m156402) HM
88Kansas (Thomas County), Colby — Thomas County CourthouseNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m156303) HM
89Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Cola(r) Residence
George "Kid Sheik" Cola(r), (1908-1996), cornetist, trumpeter, pianist, and bandleader, lived here at 939 Deslonde Street from 1940 to 1988. He was a member of the Eureka Brass Band, the Olympia Brass Band, had his own band the Storyville . . . — Map (db m156482) HM
90Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Judge John Howard Ferguson House
Built in 1870 in Gothic Revival style for John Howard Ferguson an attorney who came to Louisiana from Martha's Vineyard and served in the Louisiana Legislature from 1877 to 1880 and then became a judge in Criminal District Court. The House remained . . . — Map (db m156389) HM
91Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lake Pontchartrain and the Pontchartrain Basin
Named Lake Pontchartrain in 1718 by French Explorer, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, Lake Pontchartrain is not a true lake but a shallow 630 square mile estuary. Approximately 40 miles wide and 24 miles across, it is the largest of three . . . — Map (db m156388) HM
92Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lakefront "Seawall"
In the 1930's the Orleans Levee Board completed a levee protection and land development project along Lake Pontchartrain's south shore. A stepped seawall was built and behind it 2000 acres of land were filled in with soil dredged from the lake. The . . . — Map (db m156390) HM
93Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Land Building
Purchased in 1965 by The Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church And named in honor of its first pastor and Pastor Emeritus The Rev. Dr. John Samuel Land (1893-1993)Dr. Land was born in York County, South Carolina and graduated in 1914 from . . . — Map (db m156464) HM
94Maine (Kennebec County), Waterville — Lombard Log Hauler
Lombard Log Hauler Circa 1926 Mfg. By A.O. Lombard Waterville, ME Dedicated Dec. 2, 1981 — Map (db m155980) HM
95Maryland (Cecil County), Earleville — Hilltop ViewStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Mount Harmon offered a vantage point for events unfolding along the Sassafras May 6, 1813. Barges of British marines passed by en route to Georgetown and Fredericktown. As they returned, smoke rose in the skies behind them from the burning of . . . — Map (db m156250) HM
96Maryland (Cecil County), Earleville — History QuestMount Harmon Plantation
The Sassafras River, stretching before you, provides a window into four centuries of history at Mount Harmon. Any number of historic events occurred within view of this spot. European Exploration & Settlement Captain John Smith, the first . . . — Map (db m156251) HM
97Maryland (Garrett County), Oakland — Site of Civil War Fort Pendleton
Started 1861 by Confederates—taken over by Union Army same year to guard Potomac River bridge & Rt. 50. Six Union soldiers buried unmarked nearby. — Map (db m156426) HM
98Maryland (Harford County), Bel Air — Bel AirSouthern Sympathizers Sought
On July 31, 1861, 300 men from the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry under Capt. Daniel Leasure marched into Bel Air to arrest Southern sympathizers and confiscate weapons from local militia units. The troops halted at the courthouse square, then dispersed . . . — Map (db m156302) HM
99Maryland (Montgomery County), Comus — Comus Inn
This Property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior — Map (db m156134) HM
100Michigan (Livingston County), Milford — That Dammed River
Huron River: Why dam it? Dams serve a variety of purposes. The Kent Lake Dam was built in 1947, but why? The answer comes from the "when". On the Huron River, from 1910 to 1940, power generation was the goal. From 1944 to 1970, most dams . . . — Map (db m156415) HM

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