First Muscle Shoals Canal
From the earliest attempts to navigate the Tennessee River, it was known that a formidable obstacle made the passage from one end to the other almost impossible. This barrier, caused by waterfalls, . . . — — Map (db m125572) HM
Originally installed by the Women's Improvement
Club in 1932, the Pleasanton Sign has become a
familiar landmark and prominent symbol of the
community. In 2005, the sign underwent
complete restoration, and was rededicated by the
City Council on . . . — — Map (db m193940) HM
Drainage Area 33,000 Acres
Total Capacity 4,800 Acre Ft.
Water Surface Area 375 Acres
Height of Dam 58 Feet
Length of Dam 1,500 Feet
Volume of Fill 440,000 Cu.Yds.
Built under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act
Contra . . . — — Map (db m198002) HM
From this spot may be seen a portion of the world-renowned Loop. It was completed in 1876 under the direction of William Hood, Southern Pacific Railroad Engineer. In gaining elevation around central hill of loop a 4000 foot train will cross 77 . . . — — Map (db m134430) HM
On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California by the Lockheed Shipbuilding . . . — — Map (db m126024) HM
Originally located in the upper story of El Molino Viejo, these volcanic tufa millstones ground grain for the Indian community of Mission San Gabriel. The stones were turned by water flowing from nearby canyons. When the mill fell into disuse, the . . . — — Map (db m129132) HM
Where Does Your Water Come From?
Discover the history of water in Los Angeles and learn how the future of water is our future.
The Los Angeles River
About 15,000 years ago, people began moving into the Los Angeles Basin . . . — — Map (db m188162) HM
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 m157684) HM
[This site was designated California Historical Landmark No. 1006 on May 11, 1992.
There are three rock and concrete bases which had displayed four different markers. The markers are now missing. The following marker was never placed:] . . . — — Map (db m184724) HM
Settling Basin built by San Fernando Mission Indians about 1800. Mission water supply came from these wells.
Original water supply system, San Fernando Mission, circa 1800. Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 50 . . . — — Map (db m111907) HM
In honor of the pioneer aviators who have given their all that the science of aviation could be perfected, enabling it to take its place in the worlds commerce, this airport is dedicated.
December 17, 1928, on the 25th anniversary of the . . . — — Map (db m114309) HM
To create Lake Mission Viejo from farmland, the original valley topsoil was removed all the way down to the clay bed during grading. The lake bottom was replace with impermeable soils to help reduce water seepage and prevent decomposition of organic . . . — — Map (db m188709) HM
The two furnaces at this site, circa 1790's, are the oldest existing metalworking structures in California. They were used for the production of wrought iron, thereby introducing the natives living here to the Metal Age. Previously, only skills in . . . — — Map (db m195045) HM
Two miles upriver, the Folsom Water Power
Company dam diverted water from the
American River into a canal for delivery to
this forebay. Intentionally constructed at
an angle to the canal, the forebay serves a
number of different functions. . . . — — Map (db m192550) HM
Site of a two story brick building built for Robert H. Vance of San Francisco in 1853. One of five brick structures erected that year, it was first occupied as a store. Almost coincident with the founding of Camp Union in 1861, it was taken over by . . . — — Map (db m58583) HM
The Legend of Cap Jenks
Captain Lorin Shaw Jenks ("Cap Jenks")
thought this area looked like a good place for
a trout pond. In the 1870's, he
built an earthen and log dam
and diverted water from the
South Fork of the Santa . . . — — Map (db m197549) HM
In 1899 this fire bell was cast in bronze in San Francisco by W.T. Garrett Company and weighs 2500 pounds. It was originally installed atop a 60 foot wooden tower which ironically burned down in the Great Fire of 1901. It was then reinstalled atop a . . . — — Map (db m196042) HM
Friar Pedro Benito Cambσnthe missions co-founder was highly regarded for his knowledge of irrigation, agriculture and building constructiondirected Chumash laborers to build this filtration building in 1792 as part of the missions timber, . . . — — Map (db m124925) HM
The Grand, Neo-classical Revival style building that you see across Georgia Avenue north of Missouri opened in 1925 as the Bank of Brightwood, thanks to efforts of the Brightwood Citizens Association. Designed by Treasury Department architect . . . — — Map (db m72818) HM
The Rock Creek Valley, once home to Native Americans, had attracted European settlers by 1703. Before he became president in 1825, John Quincy Adams purchased Adams Mills on Rock Creek from his cousin. The mills, just down the hill, processed . . . — — Map (db m130713) HM
For nearly 50 years, this corner was home to Nob Hill Restaurant, one of the nation's first openly gay bars for-and run by-African Americans.
Started in the 1950s as a private social club, Nob Hill went public in 1957. Patrons enjoyed . . . — — Map (db m86014) HM
Up the hill to your left are several signature handcrafted houses, Beginning in the late 1800s, Deanwood attracted skilled black migrants, who freely passed on their know-how.
In the 1920s Jacob and Randolph Dodd built about 50 structures . . . — — Map (db m153319) HM
You stand on a part of the Potomac River once marred by unattractive, putrid mudflats. Hains Point forms just a part of the over 700-acre Potomac Park created in the 1880s from 12 million cubic yards of dredged river sediments. It is named for . . . — — Map (db m65660) HM
The Logan Circle Historic District has a rich history of change. A fashionable, exclusive neighborhood had evolved by the 1870s home to members of Congress, such as Senator John Logan of Illinois. By the turn of the 20th century, Iowa later . . . — — Map (db m63401) HM
Some of the City's finest Victorian Houses ring Logan Circle. While the area appears on the L'Enfant Plan of 1791, it took Alexander Boss Shephard's improvements to make these grand houses of the 1870s and '80s possible.
Three Union . . . — — Map (db m130851) HM
The Studio Theatre, on the corner of 14th and P Streets since 1987, anchors the Logan Circle/14th Street artistic community. The theatre, founded by director and educator Joy Zinoman and set designer Russell Metheny in 1978, originally rented . . . — — Map (db m130860) HM
A 15-inch Rodman like this gun one of the largest smoothbore cannon ever developed was installed here in 1868 but never fired in combat. Though gradually replaced by rifled, breech-loading artillery, 8-, 10- and 15-inch Rodmans remained the . . . — — Map (db m196853) HM
The indentation in the sidewalk known as the Buggy Steps was used in the horse and buggy days to load and unload wares.
A millinery store, an important destination for women who made most of their clothes but not their hats, was located nearby. . . . — — Map (db m197703) HM
Lake Lanier is one of Gwinnett 's recreational gems and engineering feats, named in honor of Georgia poet and musician Sidney Lanier.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on Buford Dam in 1950. The dam's . . . — — Map (db m197719) HM
Cedartown developed from the original town plan that resulted from Asa Prior's division of land that included a courthouse square on the north side of the tract. The lots surrounding the square were planned to be sold as commercial lots. The Rome . . . — — Map (db m197545) HM
The "Big Subway Gate" was constructed in 1914 by Stupp Brothers of St. Louis, MO. The gate was built on the plan of the Gatum Dam at the Panama Canal and weighs 80 tons, is 60 ft. wide, 24 ft. high and 5 ft. thick. The counter weights used to raise . . . — — Map (db m195776) HM
Locomotive 488 was built July 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1925, it underwent major changes in Pittsburg, Ks. and changed to Locomotive 1023. Track was laid and locomotive was installed in Schlanger Park on September 17, 1955, after the city had . . . — — Map (db m69838) HM
Locust Grove, the home of Lucy Beall, Daughter of George, and of Her Husband Samuel Wade Magruder, a local leader in the Revolutionary War, was built around 1770. Located near Montgomery Mall Shopping Plaza (at the intersection of Westlake Terrace . . . — — Map (db m72958) HM
The dam and building foundations seen here are the remains of the Sligo Creek Waterworks which served the town of Takoma from 1900 to 1930. At times, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Kensington and Bethesda also received water from this plant until these . . . — — Map (db m73796) HM
George Ackerman, as a UCHS student, noted this spot on the river as a possible location for a dam. He went on to become a civil engineer. Around 1919, rising coal costs forced the village to turn toward hydro and they sought out . . . — — Map (db m95654) HM
The Union City Creamery was established in July 1901 as a
co-operative enterprise between fifty local farmers and a handful of businessmen on capitol stock of $10,000. In 1902, the model plant managed by Mrs. C. B. Spoor averaged milk
receipts . . . — — Map (db m95401) HM
Kansas Citys expression of service and hospitality has a rich historical heritage starting in 1899, when the original convention hall opened with a concert by John Philip Sousa and his band. The success of the hall was proven when the Democratic . . . — — Map (db m86215) HM
Be silent, close you eyes, and listen to the breeze as it rustles through the prairie grasses. To many, the whispering sounds make this a spiritual place. Hunans have defined this lans by its uses and the emotions it stimulates.
First . . . — — Map (db m189806) HM
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, the presence of navigational dangers, and to help set their course. By 1852, however, lighthouses and lightships often looked so much alike that it was difficult to . . . — — Map (db m114571) HM
The Dwelling House or "Bell House" contained a kitchen, large community dining rooms, and retiring rooms (bedrooms). At the height of this community, 100 Shakers lived in the main building and the 'T' shaped wing. On its roof in a cupola, hung a . . . — — Map (db m115659) HM
Established in 1882, a hill on the site required the removal of 10,000 loads of sand and clay filling a gully on the north side of Elk Street where present houses were built.
Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making History
Erected by Albany . . . — — Map (db m64997) HM
In 1835 the City appropriated $1,000 and citizens raised a fund to enclose it within an iron fence. A fountain, the first in the city, dedicated in 1863.
- 1686-1986 -
Still making History — — Map (db m65000) HM
The Lakehouse that appears in these images is very different than the building that stands in front of you. The existing Lakehouse, designed by J. Russell White, was built of brick and terra cotta in 1929. It replaced the original 1875 wood . . . — — Map (db m144255) HM
The Brethren's Shop was used by the men and boys for various crafts including shoe making and tinsmithing. The porches and dormers were added in 1930 and the building is now used by Albany County as offices.
A date stone in the basement is . . . — — Map (db m115662) HM
Initiated by William Gorham Rice. Completed in 1927. Restored in 1986 celebrating Albany's Tricentennial of the Dongan Charter through the generous contributions of the citizens of Albany. — — Map (db m64992) HM
The Shakers stored milk in the creamery to keep it cool. Milk was brought from the barn in large milk cans, which were then kept cool in troughs filled by water diverted from the creek. Later the building was used as a hen house; now it is used . . . — — Map (db m115688) HM
This brick building was used by the ministry elders. Each member of the ministry had to perform daily manual labor such as shoe making or tailoring. Elder Chauncey Copeley a cabinet maker, worked in a wing added to the building in 1850. . . . — — Map (db m115660) HM
By 1920, automobiles had become both necessary and fashionable. The Shakers never hesitated to adopt new technology that would make life easier and more efficient. They built this concrete garage for their Packard automobilies [sic]. — — Map (db m115671) HM
This Meeting House, or Church, was built in 1848 to replace an earlier (1791) and much smaller Meeting House. It demonstrates many typical characteristics of Shaker architecture; double doors, one for men and one for women; a large meeting room . . . — — Map (db m115663) HM
Shaker Creek provided water for both the canning and laundry operations. The first laundry, done on December 12, 1859, used a steam powered washing machine. Albany County used the building for laundry until the mid 1980s. Today it is a workshop. . . . — — Map (db m115674) HM
The Village's First Freight and passenger train station was built in 1864, only months after the first train passed through Knowersville. In 1896 the old station was moved south along the tracks. In 1897, it was replaced by the . . . — — Map (db m115732) HM
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
The present day hydroelectric power plant located at this site is owned and operated by the New York
Power Authority. It was constructed in 1908 when the Mohawk River was dammed, the Waterford Flight
of Locks was constructed, and the Erie Canal . . . — — Map (db m138991) HM
This Greek-revival building was one of several weigh stations along the Canal used to levy the tolls for barges carrying merchandise and farm goods.
Until 1850 freight cargoes were measured by the displacement theory, but this hydraulic type . . . — — Map (db m40999) HM
The most obvious music associated with any church is the sweet and dignified tolling of the church bell. Pictured above is George E. Hipwod, President of the Holy Names Society who presented the bell for placement in the new church.
The bell was . . . — — Map (db m70628) HM
Hanging Bog is a man-made pond built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's on then federally owned land. In 1962 Hanging Bog was transferred to New York State. The pond is referred to as Hanging Bog because of its unique mat of floating . . . — — Map (db m86561) HM
Allegany State Park - Salamanca, New York
Camp SP-50 - Red House - Company 1250
Camp SP-51 - Red House - Company 249
Camp SP-19 - Red House - Company 2218
Dedicated this 7th day of October 1990 to the memory of those young men . . . — — Map (db m77525) HM
Welcome to Science Lake, a favorite park attraction with an interesting history. Science Lake was built in 1926 as the new location for a science camp popularly called "The School in the Forest." Chauncey J. Hamlin, president of the Buffalo . . . — — Map (db m104901) HM
Sweet Water Spring Legend has it that the Sweet Water Spring gets its name from a Buffalo druggist who was in the area searching for gold with the property owner, N.L. Mr. Kysor. Evidently when the druggist tasted the water, he pronounced it . . . — — Map (db m60092) HM
During the ice ages of the last 2 million years, glaciers sculpted the land surface forming, amongst other features, the many rounded and elongated hills called drumlins that are seen from the Thruway between Rochester and Syracuse. From this . . . — — Map (db m103583) HM
Lock 52 on the Erie Canal was once a busy place. Built in 1851 and lengthened on the berm side in 1887 to accommodate two boats hitched together in tandem, the lock created a popular stopping point for canal boatmen. The 11-foot lift at Lock 52 . . . — — Map (db m103581) HM
The Erie Canal in Port Byron When the original Erie Canal or "Clinton's Ditch" was completed here in 1819, Port Byron was transformed from a frontier settlement to a thriving canal town. Indeed, the local citizens were so hopeful with the new . . . — — Map (db m103580) HM
At the founding of Chautauqua in 1874, John Heyl Vincent assigned to Dr. W.W. Wythe the task of creating Palestine Park, starting with a makeshift temporary wooden model. The park has evolved to its present permanent location and depicts the . . . — — Map (db m117529) HM
First commercial enterprise in southeastern Chautauqua County
Doctor Thomas Ruston Kennedy built first mill October 1805 after purchase of 3000 acres in the area which became the Town of Poland — — Map (db m60146) HM
Newtown Battlefield Preservation has a special place in the history of African Americans' struggle for equality in the United States. When 180 young African-American men of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1251 arrived to work on . . . — — Map (db m90317) HM
The Chenango Land Trust expresses its graditude Maurice and Barbara Ingraham for having the foresight to protect Chenango Canal Lock 99,the best preserved Chenango Canal lock, Lock purchase and preservation made possible by a grant from the Land . . . — — Map (db m93513) HM
Plattsburgh's oldest public
building. Reverend John Henry
Hopkins, who authored the hymn
We Three Kings was the rector
here from 1872-1877.
Le plus ancien batiment publique
de Plattsburgh. Ce fut le Reverend
John Henry Hopkins et . . . — — Map (db m115224) HM
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
David Hannum (1822-1891), horse trader and investor in the hoax, "The Cardiff Giant," and on whose life the 1898 novel DAVID HARUM was based, lived in Homer. Portrayed as a horse trader, banker and humanitarian residing in "Homerville," DAVID . . . — — Map (db m141515) HM
Made in Marathon, NY by Climax Company,
erected by Sons of Veterans of the Civil War, 1914
Original pole was 110 feet with arrow weather vane.
*Restored and Rededicated September 8, 2007*
Those who unselfishly gave of their time, talent, . . . — — Map (db m131030) HM
The Delaware Valley has been inhabited for thousands of years. At Chestnut Point, and in fields along the West Branch of the Delaware River, more recent local residents have found arrow points, pottery shards, scrapers and other artifacts left . . . — — Map (db m137644) HM
The Largest Community in the valley was Cannonsville, a center of commerce and civic life. Presbyterian Baptist and Methodist Churches served both spiritual and temporal needs. The Cannonsville Community House hosted dances, lectures, and . . . — — Map (db m137637) HM
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