“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Newhall Tunnel Site ← 1/4 Mile
1 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles — 1006 — Beale's Cut — Reported missing
[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
2 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Sylmar Tunnel Disaster — Honoring The Lives
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
3 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Northridge — Lauretta Wasserstein Sculpture Garden — “Post-Tension” — Earthquake Garden —
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
4 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, San Pedro — 187 — Korean Friendship Bell
The friendship bell, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was presented as a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial Jubilee to further the friendship and . . . Map (db m51064) HM
5 California, Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey — The Helmsman
For many years, this statue stood in front of, and was a trademark for, the world renowned Helms Bakery on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles. On October 6, 1971, it was generously donated to the Marina by the Helms family. In 1975, through the . . . Map (db m128458) HM
6 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, "Old Sacramento" — Sacramento Water Works — Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Sacramento Water Works Completed in April 1854, the City of Sacramento’s water works was the first municipal, city-owned water system west of the Mississippi River. Before the municipal system was built, the . . . Map (db m224046) HM
7 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, 16th Street Heights — 4 — Crossroads Create Community — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
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
8 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, The Ellipse — The National Christmas Tree — President's Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior — Reported permanently removed
At 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse and “pushed the button” to light the first National Christmas Tree. A crowd of 3,000 witnessed the inaugural lighting of the 48-foot, cut . . . Map (db m130403) HM
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9 Florida, Osceola County, Kissimmee — Tree Firemark
Tree Firemark First issued in 1805 in Philadelphia. First mark that insured buildings surrounded by Trees Map (db m215526) HM
10 Illinois, Madison County, Collinsville — Cahokia — City of the Sun
Cahokia was the largest prehistoric Indian community in America north of Mexico. It covered an area of six square-miles, including at least 120 mounds of different size and function. Initial occupation during Late Woodland times (AD 700-800) . . . Map (db m151122) HM
11 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — The Easton Fountain
This fountain and others identical to it were commissioned by Sara Hall Easton to honor her husband Edward S. Easton, a wealthy grain dealer and distiller, upon his death in 1901. The Eastons built and lived in the stately mansion to your far . . . Map (db m220265) HM
12 Maryland, Montgomery County, Bethesda, Brookmont — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 4
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed • 1791 • 1792 Protected by Columbia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution July 12, 1915Map (db m154767) HM
13 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Azalea Garden — 1970 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
Hans Hanses, the M-NCPPC landscape designer responsible for designing the original gardens, was asked by several people what his design concept was for the gardens: "They were disappointed because there was no such [thing as a garden concept]. We . . . Map (db m114203) HM
14 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Conservatory — 1969 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
The original concept for Brookside Gardens was to create an arboretum (a site that primarily focuses on trees and other woody plant materials); however after visiting several botanical gardens in New York plus a stop at Longwood Gardens in . . . Map (db m114208) HM
15 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Formal Gardens — 1969 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
According to Carl Schoening, Chief of Horticulture for the Parks in 1969, "We're always kind of fashioned Brookside to be a miniature Longwood Gardens. To Some extent. Not a copycat, but along those lines." If you've ever visited Longwood . . . Map (db m114206) HM
16 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Trial Garden — 1974 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
The first Trial Garden was a temporary display that tested new varieties of vegetables and annual plants for use in home landscapes. The permanent Trial Garden (pictured far right after completion) continues with this mission, but with more . . . Map (db m114204) HM
17 Maryland, Prince George's County, Brentwood — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 7
Placed in 1791-1792, this is one of forty Aquia Creek sandstone markers outlining the original boundaries of the Federal District as commissioned by President Washington. In 1916, The District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution . . . Map (db m154783) HM
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18 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, East Boston — Islands - Volkan Alkanoglu, 2019
Situated on the Clippership Wharf Harborwalk, 'Islands' is inspired by the historic transition of five natural islands (Noddles, Hogg, Apple, Bird and Governors Island) into a manufactured peninsula which is now known to us as East Boston. As . . . Map (db m215779) HM
19 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, East Boston — View of Boston in 1848. — East Boston — Harborwalk Boston —
Much has changed along Boston's waterfront and in the harbor since this image was drawn in 1848. Wharves were constructed and mud flats filled, creating more land. Buildings went up; others were torn down. What else is different? Which . . . Map (db m215790) HM
20 Michigan, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie — Construction of the Power Canal
The man-made power canal that bisects the city of Sault Ste. Marie was constructed from 1898 to 1902. The flow of water from the upper St. Mary's river through the canal still generates electricity at the Edison Sault hydroelectric plant, also . . . Map (db m214229) HM
21 Michigan, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie — Historic Water Tower — Sault Ste. Marie
This water tower was constructed in 1894 with a base of native sandstone that supports a brick top section covering a 364,000 gallon steel tank. As a vital component of the water system of the City of Sault St.e Marie, this community landmark was . . . Map (db m213456) HM
22 Michigan, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie — Making a Grand Entrance
This Shinto Torii, presented by Chase S. Osborn in 1905, was one of his many gifts meant to bring a bit of the outside world to Sault Ste. Marie. In Japan, the Torii serves as a formal gate marking the entrance to special or sacred places. . . . Map (db m213654) HM
23 Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — The Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain
Marion Turner joined the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) when it formed in Lansing in 1874. It was also called the White Ribbon Society. In 1902, the Lansing WCTU purchased a fountain in memory of Francis E. Willard who served as president . . . Map (db m214724) HM
24 Michigan, Wayne County, Dearborn — The Path of the Setting Sun
Guests of the Fords came from all walks of life, and the Great Meadow that greeted them remains. Its designer, Jens Jensen, used thousands of native plantings to create this vista he labeled, "The Path of the Setting Sun-Summer." Every summer . . . Map (db m96937) HM
25 Mississippi, Grenada County, Grenada — Grenada Dam
The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 affected an area of 27,000 square miles. More than 130,000 homes were lost and 700,000 people were displaced. Congress took action, passing the Flood Control Act of 1936. The U.S. Army Corp of . . . Map (db m219775) HM
26 Montana, Big Horn County, Decker — The Land Speaks — (Rosebud Battlefield/Where the Girl Saved Her Brother)
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
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27 Montana, Pondera County, Valier — Signs of Home
You may have noticed a ring of rocks on the land before you. This is a tipi ring - a remnant of American Indian architecture. Like many other tribes, the Blackfeet tribe who lived in this area used tipis as moving homes. The tipi was designed to . . . Map (db m220405) HM
28 Montana, Pondera County, Valier — The 546th Missile Squadron
Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union ran high during the cold war. Both sides relied heavily on their nuclear weapons arsenals as deterrents to actual combat between the two superpowers. When the Soviets launched the first . . . Map (db m220226) HM
29 Montana, Powell County, Deer Lodge — Beaverslide Haystacker
The fields around you provide hay for the herd through the winter when grasses are dormant and covered with snow. With the transition from open range to modern ranching, growing hay became a necessity. Loose hay stacks were the first method of . . . Map (db m210114) HM
30 Montana, Powell County, Deer Lodge — Good Fences Make Bad Neighbors? — Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
The Homestead Act of 1862 and the Desert Land Act of 1877 allowed private land ownership. Homesteaders had to build fences to keep out the open range cattle. Their work became easier when the 1874 Glidden patent lead to the large-scale production of . . . Map (db m210112) HM
31 Montana, Sanders County, Thompson Falls — Thompson Falls Hydroelectric Dam District — St. Luke's Hospital
Missoula senator Edward Donlan, Dr. Everett Peek, and Arthur Preston organized the Thompson Falls Light and Power Company in 1910 to develop electricity for the community and promote the concept of a hydroelectric power station. The monumental . . . Map (db m219647) HM
32 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — Butte Mining Through the Years
Placer Mining 1864- 1875 Early pioneers used placer mining, or gold panning, which relied on water to separate waste rock from the gold (placer ore). Gold is heavier and sinks to the bottom. Placer mining tools generally include the . . . Map (db m205897) HM
33 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — Mining The Berkeley Pit 1955-1982
The Anaconda Co. broke ground for the Berkeley Pit in 1955. More than a dozen Butte mine yards were dismantled and relocated. Also, the residential communities of East Butte, Meaderville, McQueen, Dublin Gulch, and Finn Town were uprooted. Many . . . Map (db m205890) HM
34 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — The Berkeley Pit Threatens the Water
What is in the Water METALS The water has very high concentrations of copper, cadmium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, and zinc. All of these metals occur naturally in minerals found in the underground mines and Berkeley Pit. The water also . . . Map (db m205898) HM
35 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — The Berkeley Pit: The Water Returns
How Did the Water Get in the Pit? During the years of underground mining, pumps were used to keep groundwater from filling the underground workings. The main pump station was located on the 3,900 foot level of the Kelley Mine. The pumps . . . Map (db m205896) HM
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36 Nebraska, Dawson County, Cozad — 17 — The 100th Meridian
The 100th longitudinal line west of Greenwich was the major goal set by Congress in building the first transcontinental railroad. Construction of the Union Pacific track reached the Meridian on October 5, 1866. To celebrate this record-breaking . . . Map (db m123869) HM
37 New Hampshire, Grafton County, Bath — 121 — Bath, New Hampshire
Settled in 1766 by Jaasiel Harriman whose cabin was near the Great Rock. His nine year old daughter Mercy carried dirt in her apron to the top of this unique rock formation. Here she planted corn, pumpkins and cucumbers, making the first garden . . . Map (db m74569) HM
38 New Jersey, Cape May County, Cape May, Lower Township — All Shapes, Sizes and Materials — Aids to Navigation — Maritime History — Reported permanently removed
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
39 New Jersey, Cape May County, Cape May, Lower Township — The Construction of Fort Miles
As war clouds gathered in the late 1930s, the Army started building massive fortifications at the entrance to the Delaware River and Bay. Called Fort Miles, the main batteries and headquarters were at Cape Henlopen, Delaware, near the main . . . Map (db m39716) HM
40 New York, Albany County, Albany — 1816 Dwelling House
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
41 New York, Albany County, Albany — Brethren's Workshop (1822)
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
42 New York, Albany County, Albany — Creamery (1856)
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
43 New York, Albany County, Albany — Ministry Shop (1825)
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
44 New York, Albany County, Albany — Shaker Garage (1920)
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
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45 New York, Albany County, Albany — Shaker Meeting House
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
46 New York, Albany County, Albany — Wash House & Cannery (c.1858)
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
47 New York, Albany County, Albany, Downtown — Academy Park
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
48 New York, Albany County, Albany, Downtown — City Hall Carillon — Albany 300 - 1686-1986 — Still Making History —
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
49 New York, Albany County, Albany, Mansion Area — Bleecker Park
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. Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making HistoryMap (db m65000) HM
50 New York, Albany County, Albany, Washington Park — Boats and Music
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
51 New York, Albany County, Albany, Washington Park — Washington Park — Albany 300 — 1686-1986 • Still Making History —
Attained its present form in the years 1869-1884 Design attributed to the concepts of renowned Landscape Architect Frederick Law OlmstedMap (db m138130) HM
52 New York, Albany County, Altamont — 2 — Altamont Free Library / Biblioteca Libre de Altamonte — Altamont, New York — The Museum In The Streets —
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
53 New York, Albany County, Altamont — Severson House
Built by Early Settler Jurrian Severson Located on Map of West Manor Rensselaerswyck, 1767 Map (db m44897) HM
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54 New York, Albany County, Cohoes — Cluett, Peabody & Company — What Happened at the Bleachery?
Cluett, Peabody & Co., a Troy-based manufacturer of men's collars and shirts, purchased Peebles Island in 1909. The abundant water, existing rail lines, and proximity to the company's Troy factory made the island an ideal location for treating . . . Map (db m115364) HM
55 New York, Albany County, Cohoes — New York Power Authority
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
56 New York, Albany County, Colonie — Maplewood Historic Park
Site of Erie Canal lock & former Weighlock Bldg.1850-1915 located near "The Juncta" of old Erie and Champlain CanalsMap (db m40996) HM
57 New York, Albany County, Colonie — The Weighlock Building — 1850-1915
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
58 New York, Albany County, Guilderland — Guilderland Town Hall
Town Hall Town of Guilderland Est. April 4, 1803 First Officers; Supervisor Nicholas V. Mynderse, Clerk Peter G. Veeder Town of Guilderland 1985 Map (db m103165) HM
59 New York, Albany County, Guilderland — Locust Vale School
Locust Vale School New Scotland School District No. 11. Built about 1827 and closed 1939. Moved to Meadowdale from Tygert Road During the 1940's. Map (db m48608) HM
60 New York, Albany County, Knox — Dutch Barn
Built Circa 1800 For Palatine German Settler Jacob Sholtes 1761-1852 By Grandson Jacob 1817-1891 Map (db m62841) HM
61 New York, Albany County, Voorheesville — First P.O. 1868
Site of First P.O. 1868 Established in Reid's General Store, Farm of James Reid Town's First Supervisor Map (db m48607) HM
62 New York, Albany County, Watervliet — Erie Canal
Completed 1825 Terminus at Hudson River. Locks called Sidecut allowed entry to navigable waters.Map (db m12214) HM
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63 New York, Albany County, Watervliet — Saint Patrick's Church Bell
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
64 New York, Allegany County, New Hudson — Hanging Bog
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
65 New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Civilian Conservation Corps
1933-1942 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
66 New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — The School in the Forest
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
67 New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — Sweet Water Spring
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
68 New York, Cayuga County, Port Byron — Glaciers, Drumlins, and High Level Lakes — Port Byron / Old Erie Canal Heritage Park
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
69 New York, Cayuga County, Port Byron — Port Byron's Lock 52
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
70 New York, Cayuga County, Port Byron — The Erie Canal in Port Byron — Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron — Today's Canal System in New York —
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
71 New York, Chautauqua County, Chautauqua — Palestine Park — A Continuing Tradition
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
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72 New York, Chautauqua County, Kennedy — Kennedy Mills
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 PolandMap (db m60146) HM
73 New York, Chautauqua County, Westfield — Barcelona Light House
Barcelona Light House Erected in 1829 By the Federal GovernmentMap (db m57203) HM
74 New York, Chemung County, Elmira — A Civil Rights Victory — The CCC At Newtown
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
75 New York, Chemung County, Elmira — Eldridge Park
Dr. Edwin Eldridge opened his park in 1879. Called the beauty spot of the southern tier for its gardens. Elmira bought the park in 1889.Map (db m77928) HM
76 New York, Chemung County, Elmira — Mark Twain Watering Trough
One of four originally located beside the road to Quarry Farm. Moved to the college campus during the bicentennial year, 1976Map (db m123535) HM
77 New York, Chemung County, Horseheads — Zim Bandstand
Designed in 1910 by nationally renowned local cartoonist Eugene Zimmerman. Dedicated on this site in 1914 for “Zim's” band.Map (db m66955) HM
78 New York, Chenango County, Oxford — Chenango Canal — 1837-1878
The Oxford Turning Basin. Sight of overnight tie up for canal boats.Map (db m92749) HM
79 New York, Chenango County, Oxford — Lock 99
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
80 New York, Chenango County, Oxford — Site of Log House
Site of Log House built by Benjamin Hovey, 1790, who served in the Revolution and was known as "Father of the Settlement" Map (db m92747) HM
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81 New York, Clinton County, Altona — McGregor Powerhouse
McGregor Powerhouse and LaSalle Dam est. 1923 by William H. MinerMap (db m106442) HM
82 New York, Clinton County, Plattsburgh — Trinity Episcopal Church - 1830
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
83 New York, Columbia County, Copake Falls — Harlem Valley Rail Trail
The Harlem Valley derives its name from "The New York and Harlem Railroad," chartered in 1831 and opened in lower Manhattan in 1832 with horse drawn cars. In 1842 the line crossed the Harlem River, and in 1873 joined the New York Central . . . Map (db m116811) HM
84 New York, Columbia County, Hillsdale — 446 — East Gate Tollhouse — Columbia Turnpike 1799-1907
Located on this site Linked Columbia County farming and industry to Hudson River portsMap (db m118755) HM
85 New York, Cortland County, Cortland — Civil War Memorial
Centennial offering of Cortland County, to the memory of those who fought in defense of the Union. 1861. 1865.Map (db m126614) WM
86 New York, Cortland County, Cortland — World War Memorial
Lest We Forget Cortland County's Sons and Daughters Who Served In The World WarMap (db m126624) WM
87 New York, Cortland County, Homer — David Hannum — 1898 • David Harum • 1998 — Edward Noyes Westcott —
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
88 New York, Cortland County, Marathon — 1820 Peck Block
Burned rebuilt 1854 3 floor Seamans Bros owned 1890 to 1920 W F Allen Block burned 1938 built store station Frost 1985 Antiques 1990Map (db m131028) HM
89 New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Civil War Memorial
Dedicated May 30, 1893, to the memory of those who fought for the preservation of the Union. 1861 — 1865 Comrades G.A.R. - F.C. & L. - W.R.CMap (db m131032) WM
90 New York, Cortland County, Marathon — First Baptist Church Bell
Presented to the First Baptist Church of Marathon village, by Mrs. D. E. Whitmore, April 23-1901. ———————————— The Carillon of Bells is dedicated to the . . . Map (db m131022) HM
91 New York, Cortland County, Marathon — Flag Pole
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
92 New York, Delaware County, Cannonsville — The Cannonsville Reservoir
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
93 New York, Delaware County, Fleischmanns — Anti-Rent War
Hole in nearby boulder held flag calling farmers to action in 1840s to protest unfair land rent system.Map (db m24805) HM
94 New York, Delaware County, Hancock — Reflections on Five Hamlets
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
95 New York, Dutchess County, Beacon — Welcome to Beacon
Named for the signal fires lit by Washington's troops atop our mountain during the American Revolution, Beacon is a city with a rich history dating back 400 years to when Henry Hudson's Half Moon anchored here in this beautiful bay. Beacon . . . Map (db m124897) HM
96 New York, Dutchess County, Beacon — Welcome to Beacon
Named for the signal fires lit by Washington's troops atop our mountain during the American Revolution, Beacon is a city with a rich history dating back 400 years to when Henry Hudson's Half Moon anchored here in this beautiful bay. Beacon has . . . Map (db m144529) HM
97 New York, Dutchess County, Beacon — Welcome to Beacon
Named for the signal fires lit by Washington's troops atop our mountain during the American Revolution, Beacon is a city with a rich history dating back 400 years to when Henry Hudson's Half Moon anchored here in this beautiful bay. Beacon has . . . Map (db m144532) HM
98 New York, Dutchess County, Millerton — Iron Mine Pond — Taconic State Park
People have mined iron in the Taconic region since the late 1700s. The first iron furnace with a steam-powered bellows was built on this site in 1847. Caleb Maltby purchased the mine in 1861 and the Maltby Iron Company produced a high grade of iron . . . Map (db m138098) HM
99 New York, Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie — Built to Last
Conceived in the 1860s, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge created the only Hudson River crossing between New York City and Albany. Political and financial difficulties prevented the project from getting underway for several years. In 1886, . . . Map (db m142777) HM
100 New York, Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie — Matthew Vassar
Founder of Vassar College, lived in house on this site for many years. Now site of Vassar Brothers Home for Aged MenMap (db m130553) HM

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