Several complications impeded this plant's full operation including its inability to operate at the required pressure of 200 atmospheres at 500-600° C. Most importantly, ammonia synthesis could not be sustained due to . . . — — Map (db m183922) HM
An Experimental Plant
During World War 1, construction of the first ammonia synthesis plant in the U.S. began on this location in October 1917. With plans acquired by American and British espionage, construction of U.S. Nitrate Plant No. 1 . . . — — Map (db m183927) HM
Founded by the Keahey family and related immigrants from Scotland, the adjacent Union Presbyterian Church established this cemetery before the Civil War. The Presbytery of South Alabama, a District Governing Body of the Presbyterian Church . . . — — Map (db m183624) HM
Although earlier schools existed, this first permanent Jacksonville school site was donated town founder Nicholas W. Jackson in 1880 to the Jacksonville Academy Association By 1881, all eight grades were taught here in a one room log building. The . . . — — Map (db m183540) HM
The 32nd Governor of the State of Arkansas (Dem. 1941 - 34) was born near Jacksonville on October 15, 1890 in the community of Piedmont, spent his childhood here and attended Bayou Metro public School. Gov. Adkins was largely responsible for . . . — — Map (db m183524) HM
Coming of the railroad led to the naming of Jacksonville in 1870 for Nicholas W. "Nick" Jackson (1832 - 1916), a land owner and mule owner who donated the depot site to the Old Cairo & Fulton Railroad with the provision that the new station be named . . . — — Map (db m183518) HM
Tom Cory came to Jacksonville in 1968 and along with Paul Ramm and Brad Blakeway, formed Arkansas precast corporation.
His hard work and leadership helped enable their company to prosper and to employ over 100 people, precast concrete from . . . — — Map (db m183543) HM
The townspeople of Crescent City slumbered peacefully in the late-night hours
of March 28, 1964 - tragically unaware of a catastrophe at their doorstep.
Earlier whipped into fury by a devastating Alaskan earthquake, seismic waves
raced . . . — — Map (db m183645) HM
Thirty-seven tsunamis have been observed or recorded on the North Coast since
the first tide gauge was installed in Crescent City in 1933. All but five were tele-tsunamis (the source was far away). Crescent City, known as "Tsunami Central, has . . . — — Map (db m183655) HM
James Earle Fraser and his End of the Trail
What you see here is a copy of the famous "End of the Trail" statue. You have probably seen this image in many forms from small statues to bookends to belt buckles all across the United . . . — — Map (db m183669) HM
Colonel (USAF) Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Astronaut/National Aeronautics and Space Administration, June 24, 1946 January 28, 1986.
Colonel Onizuka was the first Japanese American astronaut selected to
participate in America's . . . — — Map (db m183925) HM
Architects - Walker and Eisen.
Built 1927. Declared 1974, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 125,
City of Los Angeles,
Cultural Heritage Commission,
Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m183788) HM
Westlake Park First
MacArthur Park and its scenic pond began to enchant visitors late in the 19th century. Then called Westlake Park, the Los Angeles Times observed in 1891, that it was "a pretty, breezy spot. The lake is well . . . — — Map (db m183978) HM
Los Angeles' historic Chinatown has long served as a gateway for countless Chinese and Asian
immigrants coming to the United States. To commemorate this historic fact, the Los Angeles
Chinatown Community, City of Los Angeles Community . . . — — Map (db m183620) HM
St. Catherine Church was built during the 1860s probably in 1865. Before the church was built, priests came from Stockton to say Mass for the people of Hornitos. Priests from Sonora and Mariposa came for Mass after the church was built. In the . . . — — Map (db m183735) HM
The Most Beautiful Drive in America California's fabled road begins here in Dana Point and winds north along the scenic California coast linking waterside destinations, secluded stretches, and California's biggest cities. The road ends near . . . — — Map (db m183015) HM
"The Only Romantic Spot on the Coast" Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr. a nineteenth century sailor. Dana called this area "the only romantic spot on the coast," words of admiration that would forever link his name with this . . . — — Map (db m183014) HM
Named for Ned Doheny Jr., son of Edward L. Doheny, who donated the land in his memory to the State of California in 1931. In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps erected an adobe wall along Pacific Coast Highway. This wall replicates that original . . . — — Map (db m183019) HM
The Notorious Wave
Back in the day, if you dared, you grabbed your board and headed for Killer Dana. The wave was known as Dana Cove when the weather was calm - but when the surf was over 10 feet, Killer Dana's thick, right-breaking curl . . . — — Map (db m183042) HM
Seminal Surfing Story
Filmed in the early 1960s, the documentary The Endless Summer follows two California as they circle the globe to surf. The pair introduce the sport to many who had never seen it, and discover what is now one of the . . . — — Map (db m183024) HM
Dana Point's Landmark for 43 Years From 1928 until 1971 one feature dominated this stretch of roadway: a giant open-frame tower marked with the neon letters spelling out R-I-C-H-F-I-E-L-D as part of the name of the Richfield Oil and Gas . . . — — Map (db m183017) HM
From an Italian-American family of ten children in Raritan, New Jersey, Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (1916-1945) was a celebrated war hero. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his efforts in Guadalcanal, where he manned a . . . — — Map (db m183223) HM WM
Frank Vaz Borba was born near Visalia in Goshen, California on February 17, 1927. He was a son of Portuguese immigrants from Terceira Island Azores
that cave him the passion for brave bulls. In Frank's blood was the instincts of a true fighting . . . — — Map (db m183454) HM
Down to the sea in ships they go, these chosen men of steel. Though mist and foam and northwest wind is pounding at the keel. So sail they must each crispy morn, away from trees and sod. The sea may own their windburned flesh but their souls . . . — — Map (db m183796) HM
This building is known as a cooperage. It is where workers built the
redwood barrels used to pack and ship lime. The barrel-makers, or
coopers, assembled and stored the empty barrels upstairs. Once the barrels
were filled with lime from the . . . — — Map (db m183586) HM
During the Civil War, President Lincoln greeted troops upon arriving at the Southwest Waterfront, including Union Soldiers on their way to Fort Stevens to defend Washington from a Confederate Attack. — — Map (db m183749) HM
G & F RailroadA depot originally built in 1904 by the Wadley and Mt. Vernon Railroad stood here until it merged with the larger G&F Railroad in 1907. Douglas became the central hub of the line when railyards were constructed north of . . . — — Map (db m183659) HM
Construction began in 1939 for Martin Theater Company. The facility served as a motion picture house until the 1970's. The Martin family deeded the building to the City of Douglas in 1979. Volunteers encouraged city officials, under the leadership . . . — — Map (db m183705) HM
Circa 1902. Original location of Tanner Mercantile Company owned and operated by Berry Hampton Tanner, prominent business and civic leader in Coffee County (1861-1920). First building in Douglas constructed from locally manufactured brick by Tim . . . — — Map (db m183636) HM
This two-story building was built in 1908 as part of the Tanner Mercantile Company, which was the first department store in Douglas. It was commissioned by Mr. B.H. Babe Tanner (March, 1861 December, 1920). Babe Tanner was a prominent . . . — — Map (db m183653) HM
was entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 December 10, 1982 — — Map (db m183746) HM
Two thousand years ago, nearby volcanoes erupted so violently that they tore themselves apart. Rivers of lava floated huge chunks of crater wall down to this spot. Time passed. Rocks crumbled. The seeds of rabbitbrush and limber pine root in the . . . — — Map (db m183502) HM
Indian Tunnel is named for the mysterious stone circles that lie near the path to this large lava tube. Ancient stone structures are visible in many locations throughout the Monument. Archeologists believe that some of these structures may have had . . . — — Map (db m183501)
706 E. Grove St.
John & Matilda
Built c. 1892
Queen Anne Architectural Style
Col. Heffernan was a successful businessman
and leader of the local Irish community.
No automobiles were allowed on the property . . . — — Map (db m183750) HM
Sgt. Leonard Matlovich
(Gay U.S. Military Pioneer)
(1943 - 1988)
Leonard Matlovich followed in his father's footsteps and volunteered for service in the Air Force. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam where he received a Bronze . . . — — Map (db m183658) HM
In March 1830, the tiny hamlet of Decatur, Illinois, with a dozen log cabins in place, was greeted by a caravan of thirteen people. This was the family of Thomas and Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln. It was the first time that Abraham Lincoln saw the . . . — — Map (db m183837) HM
During the State Republican convention, local photographer, E. A. Barnwell, owner of the People's Ambrotype Gallery in Decatur, decided to seek out the biggest man among the Convention participants. According to oral tradition, Barnwell . . . — — Map (db m183842) HM
The second courthouse was an imposing structure far that time. Located on the southeast corner of Main and Main, it stood over forty feet tall, was made entirely of brick, and had a cupola for the courthouse bell. When not in use as a courthouse, . . . — — Map (db m183838) HM
In June 1830 farm hand Abraham Lincoln was working on the farm of his relation, William Hanks, just a few blocks from the main square in Decatur. Suddenly, he heard a disturbance coming from the square. Hopping the fence and heading to the . . . — — Map (db m183839) HM
The second day of the 1860 Illinois State Republican Convention, May 10th, arrived bright and sunny. While many of the events that would mark this Convention occurred on May 9th, including the Railsplitter demonstration, May 10th would . . . — — Map (db m183841) HM
409 E. Grove St.
Edward & Ora
Built c. 1885 Queen Anne Style
George Miller, Architect
This house was preserved by Alice Light McTurnan,
whose family lived here from 1904-1996.
Edward Gridley was the son of . . . — — Map (db m183812) HM
709 E. Taylor St.
Eliel & Malinda
Built c. 1852
Vertical Plank Construction
Eliel built the first half of the
Vrooman Mansion for his wife.
Author Harold Sinclair resided here when
he wrote The Horse . . . — — Map (db m183832) HM
507 E. Grove St.
Eugene and Mary
Eastlake Victorian Architectural Style, 1895
Paul Moratz, Architect; C. L. Hutchinson, Builder
The Conover Female Seminary was located here and was demolished in 1894.
It was the second . . . — — Map (db m183817) HM
418 E. Grove St.
Ezra & Barbara
Built c. 1855
Ezra was a friend of Abraham Lincoln, and was a
co-founder of the McLean County Historical Society.
Pulitzer Prize winning brothers Paul and
Edgar . . . — — Map (db m183779) HM
516 S. Clayton St.
Freedom and Henry C.
Henry C. Johnson was a Civil War veteran.
Eugenia Johnson, one of their five daughters, was born
in the house and remained here until . . . — — Map (db m183829) HM
701 E. Grove St.
George H. and Clara
Bruner Cox House
George Miller, Architect
Queen Anne Architectural Style, 1886
George Cox ran the Hungarian Roller Mills.
Clara grew up in the neighborhood.
Dr. Jane Marie Lee restored the . . . — — Map (db m183825) HM
414-416 E. Grove St.
Horace and Nora
Italianate Architectural Style, 1877
Richter and Harris, Architects
Horace McCurdy owned a hardware business
at 110 W. Front St.
Built as a single-family residence, it was . . . — — Map (db m183784) HM
421 E. Grove St.
John and Caroline
Built on a Joliet stone foundation with local brick for
John Roush, a wholesale grocer. The Neo-classical porch was
added in 1907. The house . . . — — Map (db m183815) HM
407 E. Grove St.
Lawrence and Mary Jane
Italianate Architectural Style, 1870
by Pennington and Coultas
A US Court of Claims judge, Weldon was a friend of
Abraham Lincoln and hosted U.S. Grant here in 1880.
The . . . — — Map (db m183805) HM
604 E. Grove St.
Lucius T. and Arabella
Bruner Wilcox House
Architectural Style, 1894
Lucius, a dry goods merchant, was his own contractor and
built this house for $5500.
Arabella grew up in the neighborhood and her . . . — — Map (db m183771) HM
701 E. Taylor St.
Matthew and Julia
Italianate/Romanesque Architectural Style, 1869/1900
GW Bunting/Arthur Pillsbury, Architects
The Scotts' daughter, Julia, a lifelong resident from 1876-1981,
lived here with her . . . — — Map (db m183831) HM
402 E. Grove St.
Oscar and Sara
Queen Anne Architectural Style,
1894 George Miller, Architect
Moved here in 2004 from 507 E. Washington, restored by
Diana Krieg, and awarded Best Curb Appeal by This Old House
in . . . — — Map (db m183794) HM
609/11 E. Grove St.
Phillip & Sophia
West Half Built c. 1855
Greek Revival Architectural Style
East side addition by architect Arthur Pillsbury was built
in 1904 to provide income for widow Anna Perrigo.
Phillip . . . — — Map (db m183823) HM
510 E. Grove St.
Ruben & Laura
Built by John Routt in 1853
Italianate Architectural Style
Ruben Benjamin was examined by Abraham Lincoln
to qualify for a license to practice law.
John Routt was elected governor . . . — — Map (db m183772) HM
612 E. Grove St.
Sain & Gertrude
Built c. 1888
Queen Anne Architecture
Only 8% of Queen Anne houses are brick and the
3 story square tower is uncommon.
Judge Welty was City Attorney from 1885 to 18(obscured) . . . — — Map (db m183747) HM
603 E. Grove St.
Samuel & Electa
Built c. 1857
Italianate Architectural Style
One of George Bruner's many neighborhood properties in
the 1860's. Bruner also owned a lumber yard on the corner
of Evans and Grove. . . . — — Map (db m183822) HM
Thanks to the foresight and generosity of Abraham Lincoln's McLean County friends, Jesse W. Fell, David Davis, and others, the Illinois State Board of Education located the first state-supported university near the junction of the Illinois . . . — — Map (db m183699) HM
This tablet marks the site of Camp Peoria where the following Illinois regiments of volunteer soldiers of the Civil War were encamped from Aug 1862 to Nov 1862. Upon it are inscribed the dates of muster into the United States service and the names . . . — — Map (db m183621) WM
When Father Marquette, the missionary, and Louis Joliet, the trader, first white men to see the site of Peoria, came ashore here in the summer of 1673, there was an Indian village at this location. 100 years later, the French had built a village . . . — — Map (db m183623) HM
World War I
(★ designates killed in service)
Adams, Hurd Alig, Joseph C. Attig, Ralph Attig, Rudolph Bachman, Benjamin Bachman, William Baldwin, Jack Bayless, Oscar L. Belsley, Benjamin Berry, Lawrence Berry, Lyle . . . — — Map (db m183627) WM
Originally in twenty three lots at a site selected by the Wabash Railway for a depot to serve a rich agricultural area. The first steam train arrived over the newly completed Fort Wayne-Toledo right of way on January 1, 1902. A post office was . . . — — Map (db m183600) HM
On north bank of prehistoric Lake Maumee. The ridge formed by the bank was part of the pioneer overland trace from Detroit to Fort Wayne. This route was surveyed as early as 1837 for the ridge road, served in the late nineteenth century as a toll . . . — — Map (db m183602) HM
Dedicated 2020 to honor the six Army Air Force Personnel of 100th Bomb Group, 350th Bomb Squadron lost when their B-17F Bomber crashed north of Bogue, Kansas during a ferry flight from Casper Army Air Base to Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . . . — — Map (db m183527) HM WM
Lt. Irwin W. Lee (C.E.C) U.S.N.R. & Lt. (JG) George S. Stephenson (C.E.C.) U.S.N.R.
were killed 2 July 1943 while leading their troops in combat against the Japanese in the
They were the first two officers of the Civil . . . — — Map (db m183648) HM WM
Eastport's downtown Historic District is an architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 18th and 19th century shipbuilding industry brought in the resources to create our historically significant residential . . . — — Map (db m183568) HM
Eastport's fishing industry has sustained the area from the city's beginning. Originally, shallow-water fish harvesting was adapted from Passamaquoddy Indians' use of weirs. Eventually, Eastport became the Sardine Capital of the World, at onetime . . . — — Map (db m183641) HM
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Campobello Island home can be seen from Eastport. After FDR contracted polio while at Campobello in 1921, local fisherman took him across the bay to Eastport. Using a ruse to fool reporters, they
spirited FDR onto a . . . — — Map (db m183539) HM
1863: U.S. Coast Survey performs field work of triangulation,baselines, and astronomical observations, then calculates latitude and longitude for stations in the Perry vicinity. These points are the foundation of all charts and maps created . . . — — Map (db m183616) HM
How will Climate Change Impact the Chesapeake Bay?
The temperature in Maryland has increased by 2°F since 1970. The graphic below shows that the air temperature will be 3° to 9°F higher by 2100. Maryland's . . . — — Map (db m183966) HM
Did you know?
The Eastern Bluebird is Prince George's County's bird symbol.
The male's bright iridescent blue coloring is a definite field marking while the female's duller coloration lends itself well to blending . . . — — Map (db m183948) HM
More than any other person, John W. Greene is credited with the success and enduring legacy of Columbia Air Center. Greene was a pioneering aviator, airplane mechanic and teacher. He managed Columbia Air Center from 1941 to 1954.
Greene was . . . — — Map (db m183960) HM
The "Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Protection Program" passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 1984 requires each local jurisdiction bordering the Bay and its tributaries to develop a program to protect natural resources, shorelines, and water . . . — — Map (db m183961) HM
The first licensed African American owned and operated airport in Maryland if not the nation, opened here in 1941. Originally known as Riverside Field, the Columbia Air Center was established by a group of African American aviators known as the . . . — — Map (db m183956) HM
The compass rose is a feature that is well known to those who fly or pilot aircraft. They are an integral part of almost every navigational system including aeronautical, nautical, global positioning systems (GPS) and others. A compass rose can . . . — — Map (db m183949) HM
This hand-hewn log cabin was built in Aquasco, Maryland, around 1880 as a farm tenant house. This "one-up-and-one-down" design with one room and a loft was typically used for slave cabins during the early 1800s. By the late 1800s, it was the . . . — — Map (db m183969) HM
126 Signal Battalion
26th YD Inf Division MARNG
This Memorial is dedicated to honor the memory of all the deceased members of the 126th Signal Battalion.
So others may command — — Map (db m183344) WM