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Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion Marker - Wide View image, Touch for more information
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2017
Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion Marker - Wide View
Austria, Wien (Innenstadt), Vienna — Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion
Mit der Errichtung der Stadtbefestigung Wiens wurde im 16. Jahrhundert begonnen. An dieser Stelle stand die Braunbastion ein der Stadtmauer vorgebautes Verteidigungsbauwerk. Die unteren Partien des Mauerwerks waren aus Gründen der . . . — Map (db m112861) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Dartmouth — How Dartmouth Has GrownA Marker of Distinction

In August 1750, the 504 ton ship Alderney arrived after a month's sail from England with 353 settlers, who made their first landing near the sawmill site. They laid out 184 building lots, 50 feet by 100, and named the settlement after . . . — Map (db m113104) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Dartmouth — Starboard Propeller of CCGS John A. Macdonald

This is the starboard propeller of the Canadian coastguard [sic - Coast Guard] Icebreaker, John A. MacDonald [sic - Macdonald]. The propeller was damaged while the John A. MacDonald was assisting the 115,000 ton oil tanker, SS Manhattan, in her . . . — Map (db m113082) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — "Hamilton" Flower-bed arrangementDisposition de lit de fleurs, "Hamilton"

[Historic photo by] J.A. Irvine, [circa?] 1895-1905 — Map (db m112810) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Boer War Memorial Fountain

Erected by the Commissioners of the Public Gardens in commemoration of the services of our Citizen Soldiers in the South African Campaign 1899~1902 — Map (db m112796) WM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Celtic Cross

Dedicated to the original Irish settlers of 1749 and to the contributions of the Irish community to Halifax, to Nova Scotia and to Canada

Tíolactha do na hÉireannaigh a bhain fúthu í Halifax sa bhliain 1749 is mar aitheantas da . . . — Map (db m113130) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Drinking Fountain / Fontaine d'eau potable

Wallace Diengner, c./vers 1905

[Historic photo showing two young girls at the drinking fountain] — Map (db m112823) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Halifax Explosion Unidentified DeadWe Remember

To the memory of the Unidentified Dead. Victims of the Great Disaster December 6, 1917. ————————————— Here lie buried Unidentified Victims of the . . . — Map (db m113041) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Here We BeganA Marker of Distinction

Just inland from this place, Chebucto Landing, 2,576 first permanent settlers of Halifax came ashore from thirteen small ships in June 1749. Here, you are at the shore of one of the great natural harbours of the world, the focus of Halifax's . . . — Map (db m113185) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — HMCS Sackville K-181Canadian Naval Memorial Trust — "A National Historic Site Of Canada"

Open for viewing daily, 10:00am to 5:00PM Come visit the ship, on the waterfront, behind the Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic

HMCS Sackville is the last of 267 Flower Class Corvettes built for the Allied Navies during WWII. Of . . . — Map (db m112799) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Horticulture Hall, post-1945Maison de l'horticulture, après 1945

Photographer unknown Année Photographie

[Historic photo shows sailors on the Horticulture Hall porch] — Map (db m112811) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Izaak Walton & Dorothy Johnston Killam

Izaak Walton Killam, born in Yarmouth, N.S. in 1885, was the leading Canadian business person of the first half of the 20th Century. His Royal Securities Corporation owned, controlled or financed many of Canada's major companies, mainly in pulp . . . — Map (db m113081) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Lieut. Henry Edward Clonard Keating
. . . — Map (db m112824) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Public Garden Foundation Fountain

Hurricane Juan struck Halifax on September 29, 2003, devastating the Halifax Public Gardens. A volunteer-led foundation was formed to raise funds and restore the Gardens and historic Horticultural Hall.

This fountain and plaza were . . . — Map (db m112821) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Summer House / Pavillon d'été

Notman Studio / Studio Notman, 1879

[Historic photo of a park pavilion that no longer exists] — Map (db m112826) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Dockyard Clock / L'horloge de L'arsenal

The Naval Dockyard Clock was fabricated in London, England in 1767 by Ayneth Thwaites. It has kept time in peace and war for generations of sailors and dockyard civilian workers from 1772 to 1993. The Dockyard Clock is the last . . . — Map (db m113186) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Mitchell Housec. 1840

City of Halifax Registered Heritage Property — Map (db m113166) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Public Gardens

Halifax has been the scene of many "firsts" in Canada. These eighteen acres, comprising one of Canada's most attractive Victorian public gardens, derived from an earlier site, part of the original Common, chosen for the Gardens in 1841, the . . . — Map (db m112715) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Unveiling, Jubilee Fountain / Inauguration, Fontaine du Jubilé

Studio Notman Studio, 1897

[Historic photo of the fountain unveiling] ————————————— Erected by the Garden Commissioners in commemoration of Queen Victoria's . . . — Map (db m112947) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Welcome to the Public Gardens

The Halifax Public Gardens is one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gardens in North America. It was established in 1874 by the amalgamation of two older gardens, the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society Garden (laid out in 1837) and . . . — Map (db m112791) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — A Monumental Work Of Art

What would you do with a 30-metre (0.01-mile) outcrop of granite in your backyard? Artist William deGarthe decided to carve a work of art from the granite you see here.

In 1977, at the age of 70, deGarthe picked up his chisels and power . . . — Map (db m112680) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — A Natural Masterpiece

Do you think of Peggy's Cove when you think of Nova Scotia? It seems many people do. After all, thousands of visitors come to our seaside community each year - most inspired by a photo or painting they saw in a calendar, book or gallery.

It . . . — Map (db m112697) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Fishermen's Monumentby William E. deGarthe, Artist and Sculptor

This work of art is a lasting memorial to the gallant men of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, who harvest our oceans. The monument depicts from left to right: Fisherman's Family; Peggy of the Cove; Fishermen at Work.

This monument was donated to . . . — Map (db m112691) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Here's The Catch

See the boats [1], sheds [2], nets and traps [3] along the harbour? These are the essential tools of a working fishing community like Peggy's Cove, and a reminder that it was fishermen and their families who established this . . . — Map (db m112618) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Home Sweet Home

How do you build a house on exposed granite bedrock where there are few trees to provide lumber, let alone protection from wind, rain and high tides? This is the challenge faced by the first families to settle Peggy's Cove.

Using the trees . . . — Map (db m112574) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Art of deGarthe

You've probably seen many paintings of Peggy's Cove. Famed marine artist and sculptor William deGarthe may have painted some of these works.[1]

Born in Finland in 1907, deGarthe came to Canada in 1926, eventually settling in Halifax. An . . . — Map (db m112693) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Cold, Hard Facts About Glaciers

Wondering why there are so many large boulders scattered around Peggy's Cove, and why some of them are precariously balanced on smaller boulders or steep slopes? What you see is the work of glaciers.

Twenty thousand years ago, continental . . . — Map (db m112610) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Lure of Peggy's Cove

Before Peggy's Cove was a community, it was a popular destination among fishermen. But what inspired these fishermen to make this their permanent home? It was this sheltered cove, which offered close proximity to the large populations of fish . . . — Map (db m112570) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Through Rain, Sleet and Darkest Night

From the outside it looks like a traditional lighthouse, but looks can be deceiving. Step inside and you'll find yourself in a post office [1], the only one of its kind in Canada and perhaps the world. Every summer since 1975 the Peggy's . . . — Map (db m112659) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — When Continents Collide / Carving A Cove

When Continents Collide See the picture of the Himalayan mountain range on this panel? You may find this hard to believe, but that's pretty much what Peggy's Cove looked like almost 380 million years ago. And the granite coastline you see . . . — Map (db m112557) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Mahone Bay — War MemorialLest We Forget — Hold High The Torch From Falling Hands We Threw

This stone of remembrance is erected in loving memory of our brave men who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918 for Truth Justice Liberty

In honour of all who served and in grateful appreciation of the . . . — Map (db m112530) WM

Guatemala, Alta Verapaz (Municipality of Chisec), Chisec — Martyrs of the Internal Armed Conflict from 1979 to 1983
Martires del Conflicto Armado Interno del 1979 a 1983 Quienes en nuestra memoria estarán siempre presentes Luis Mo · Jesus Mo · Santiago Caal · Mariano Bac · Santiago Chiquin · Ignacio Chiquin · Abelino Chiquin · Ricardo Chiquin · Sipriano . . . — Map (db m112546) WM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Mexico) — Nicolás Bravo
Nicolás Bravo Gobernador y Comandante Militar del Estado de Puebla Su gesto de perdonar los prisioneros realistas en Palmar del Bravo, Puebla, marca un hito en las luchas armadas por su generosa nobleza. Insurgente, republicano, defensor . . . — Map (db m112835) HM WM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — Granting the Coat of Arms to the City of Angels (1538)
Real Provisión Que otorga El Escudo de Armas a la Ciudad de los Ángeles (1538) Es el document más emblemático de la ciudad, firmado por la reina Isabel de Portugal, esposa de Carlos I de España y V de Alemania, quien como regenta en . . . — Map (db m113033) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — Memorial to Those Killed in University Protest of 1973
Primero de mayo 1973-1983 Diez años del Dia Heroico en Defensa de la Reforma Universitario de la U.A.P. Martires: Profr. Alfonso Calderon Moreno Est. Norberto Suarez Lara Est. Victor Manuel Medina Est. Ignacio Enrique Gonzalez Romano . . . — Map (db m112898) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — Portal Hidalgo
Portal Hidalgo El actual Portal Hidalgo fue conocido desde el siglo XVI como Portal de la Audiencia, ya que con este se designaba a la sede del gobiemo de la ciudad. La arquería del portal fue obra de Álvaro de Caceres, quien unió dos tramos . . . — Map (db m113042) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The "Paseo Bravo" as a Civic Space
El Paseo Bravo como espacio cívico El antiguo Paseo Nuevo, hoy Paseo Bravo, fue espacio de conmemoración cívica de personajes y hechos históricos de México y en especial de Puebla, marcando su destino el haber sido fusilado en su entorno en . . . — Map (db m112833) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The House of the Little Heads
Casa de Las Cabecitas Una de las casas más antiguas de la ciudad que, a pesar de sus múltiples modificaciones, conserva intacta la portada de cantera, cuyo dintel luce dos elaborados medallones - típicos de la arquitectura renacentista del . . . — Map (db m112836) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The José Luis Bello y González Museum
Museo José Luis Bello y González Resguarda una de las colecciones artísticas con mayor prestigio de México, constituida por 3028 piezas acopiadas por el industrial poblano José Luis Bello y González y por su hijo José Mariano Bello y Acedo. . . . — Map (db m112871) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The Main Square and Fountain of San Miguel
Zócalo y Fuente de San Miguel La Plaza Mayor de la Puebla de los Angeles es tan antigua como la ciudad misma, creada en 1531 cuando se traza la ciudad, convirtiéndose a partir de entonces en el centro neurálgico de la ciudad por su ubicación . . . — Map (db m112883) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The Saint Augustine Church
San Agustín Este convento agustino fue dedicado a la “Encarnación de Nuestra Señora” y también fue conocido como "Santa María de Gracia". Su construcción inició en 1555, pero dada la magnitud del proyecto se abrió al culto aún sin . . . — Map (db m112849) HM
Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam — Spoorviaduct Oostertoegang Centraal Station / Railway Viaduct, Eastern Entrance, Central Station
Spoorviaduct Oostertoegang Centraal Station Architect: Adolf Leonard (Dolf) van Gendt (1835-1901) Opdrachtgever: Staatsspoorwegen Bouwjaar: 1875-1877

Gebouwd in Oud Hollandse stijl en versierd met balustrades, bordessen . . . — Map (db m112868) HM

Sweden, Södermanland Province (Stockholm County), Stockholm — Galärvarvet År 1942 / Galley Yard 1942
Detta område togs i bruk år 1723 som flottans galärvarv. Efterhand blev det en det av Stockholms Örlogsvarv där flottans fartyg underhölls och reparerades. Örlogsvarvet flyttades till Muskö år 1969 varvid många av byggnaderna revs. . . . — Map (db m112882) HM
Sweden, Södermanland Province (Stockholm County), Stockholm — Tessinska Palatset / Tessin Palace
Nicodemus Tessin, Stockholms slotts arkitekt, köpte 1692 några tomter på denna sida Slottsbacken, där han för sig och sin hustru Hedvig Stenbock skapade ett av de märkligaste palatsen i landet. Den strama fasaden i romersk barock döljer . . . — Map (db m113187) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), City of Westminster — Dwight David Eisenhower
Dwight David Eisenhower October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969 General of the Army President of the United States

A Life of Service to Freedom

1915 Graduated from West Point . . . — Map (db m112857) HM WM

Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble
Prior to 1905, workmen in search of salvageable bricks dismantled the old Dallas County Courthouse (pictured here). The grassy mound before you contains the damaged bricks the workmen left behind. Cahawba was the county seat from . . . — Map (db m112559) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Alabama's Native Prairie
Waist-high grasses billowing in the wind. Rolling prairie expanses. Most people connect these images with the Midwest's Great Plains. But for thousands of years, tallgrass soils of Alabama's Black Belt. Along prairie—25 miles across . . . — Map (db m112692) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Black Belt Transformations
Alabama's Black Belt region derives its name from a narrow sash of dark, fertile soil across the state's midsection. Covering 1000 square miles, the Black Belt occupies just 2% of the state's landmass, but its history and transformations . . . — Map (db m112800) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Cahaba's Changing Landscape
In 1818, Alabama's first governor carved the capital city of Cahawba out of the wilderness. In less than 50 years, Cahawba grew from a frontier capital full of log cabins to one of America's wealthiest communities, with some of the . . . — Map (db m112690) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Captive Boys in Blue
In 1862 the Confederacy used one of Cahawba's brick cotton warehouses to temporarily house men captured at the Battle of Shiloh. In 1863, they officially converted the warehouse into a military prison. The inmates called it "Castle . . . — Map (db m112528) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Death in the Street
On a May afternoon in 1856, an angry John A. Bell rounded this corner carrying a large hickory stick. He passed by Edward Perine's fine brick store, and continued south down the sidewalk. Under his coat, he carried two pistols and a . . . — Map (db m112527) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Missing Pieces
"We by-and-by discovered...a pair of those splendid birds, the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Picus principalis). They were engaged in rapping some tall dead pines, in a dense part of the forest, which rang with their loud notes." . . . — Map (db m112801) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — The Hole That Was Once a Row
1822 - Crocheron's Row Cahawba's First Shopping Center This large hole was dug in 1822 to be the basement beneath Cahawba's first brick store. In the 19th century the word "row" described a building that consisted of . . . — Map (db m112577) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Welcome to Downtown Cahawba
Cahawba's homes were spread over an entire square mile, many with yards of one or two acres. That was not the case here on Vine Street. Offices, stores and hotels were tightly packed along this main street. The steamboat landings on the . . . — Map (db m112560) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Yankees in Cahawba
A New York merchant, Richard Conner Crocheron, built a magnificant mansion on this spot. The adjacent photograph captured the decayed splendor of this home before it burned. Look closely at the photograph. Try to identify the columns . . . — Map (db m112582) HM
California (Alameda County), Dublin — 1914 Rasmussen House 1990
Site of the home of Peter and Wilhelmina Rasmussen from 1914 until 1937. Peter came to America from Denmark in 1871. He was part of a wave of Danish immigrants who settled in Alameda County. The house was a Craftsman Bungalow built on twenty acres . . . — Map (db m112846) HM
California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — Gay 90's Pizzeria
Here stands one the first commercial buildings in Pleasanton, possibly as old as 1864. Originally a general store, this building has been a bar, brothel, bank and unofficial Wells Fargo stagecoach stop. Since 1959 it has become well-known as the . . . — Map (db m112913) HM
California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — The Heritage House
The Heritage House has been the center of historical horse racing activities in the Livermore – Amador Valley for over 90 years. Built around 1900, it is the sole remaining structure from the days of the privately-owned racing business that . . . — Map (db m112794) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — The Christian Brothers Winery
In the city, from 1879 to 1932, the 70 acre parcel of land extending in a triangle from what is now Bush Street to Pacheco Boulevard to Brown Street to Alhambra Creek was owned by The Christian Brothers Religious Teaching Order, Founded by Saint . . . — Map (db m112828) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — A Room with a View
Guests at the Pope estate had the option of staying in one of three unique cabins, each with its own charm. Many liked the "Log Cabin" best because it was closest to the lake. The cabin across and up the lawn called the "Pachero," was reserved . . . — Map (db m112980) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate
When Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin died in 1909, he left his real estate holdings in the Tahoe Basin to his daughter, Anita Baldwin. A few years later, Anita gave her daughter Dextra McGonagle this six-acre lot on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Dextra had . . . — Map (db m112981) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Anita Gibson & Dextra CabinsGuest Quarters
Possibly two of the oldest structures on the site, these log cabins were probably moved from the nearby Tallac Resort to save them from destruction when the Resort was torn down. In 1915, Dextra and her mother Anita spent time at the lake, . . . — Map (db m112982) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Lucky's Legacy
On this site, between 1880 and 1909, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin created the elaborate Tallac Resort. The luxury complex featured a hotel, a casino, several cottages, a clubhouse, a boathouse, and three piers. Wealthy society families from San . . . — Map (db m112975) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Riding into the Winner's CircleEquestrians at the Tevis/Pope Estate
Horseback riding was a focus of the Tahoe summer experience. William Tevis Jr. was an ardent lover of horses. He became an internationally known, prize-winning polo player and horseman, and spent many hours riding and "bronco-busting" in rodeos and . . . — Map (db m112979) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Supporting a Life of Ease
The Pope complex is the largest of the Estates, and the main house the most elaborate and least rustic of the three. It is a good example of the fact that construction practices at Tahoe during this period favored the use of lavish effects and often . . . — Map (db m112977) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Premier Creamery
Fountain & Bottling Company 1917 "A Bottle of Milk is a Bottle of Health" Original Site at 358 N. 5th St. the 6th & Elm St. Site established in 1938. The Premier Creamery served Coalinga for over 60 years. The business sold milk, butter, . . . — Map (db m113003) HM
California (Lassen), Susanville — Oakes & Philbrook Furniture Store
William Vellenoweth, better known to a generation of Susanville youngsters as Dad Popcorn, had his colorful stand at this location from 1918 to 1931. This building, constructed in 1901 as the Oakes & Philbrook Furniture Store, also housed the . . . — Map (db m112617) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Canoga Park — F-1 Engine
Dedicated to the employees of Rocketdyne on the tenth anniversary of man’s first lunar landing

July 20, 1979

A cluster of five Rockytdyne-built F-1 engines lifted the 365-foot-tall Apollo vehicle from Earth, beginning man’s . . . — Map (db m112677) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — G.A.R. Civil War Monument
. . . — Map (db m113053) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — In Memory of Our Ancestors
In memory of our ancestors, the Gabrieleños, who inhabited the Pueblo of Los Angeles, and called it Yangna. They lived in harmony with Mother Earth. May they now be in peace in the spiritual world. — Map (db m112688) HM
California (Los Angeles County), West Hills — Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns1797 - 1806
These venerable oak trees were topped by the Franciscan friars to furnish fuel for the nearby lime kilns that provided mortar for the building of the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana. These fused rocks were taken for their preservation, from the . . . — Map (db m112552) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House
Needed to house and maintain the engines of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction of the Trans-Sierra Crossing, an enclosed wooden round house was constructed here in 1868. It was razed by fire in March 1869. A 16 stall wooden structure . . . — Map (db m112520) HM
California (Orange County), Balboa Island — Balboa Village
The Pavilion, built in 1905, and this building were prominent features of Balboa Village in 1918. Henry Huntington's Red Car Trolleys ran regular schedules between the Balboa Terminus and points north to Los Angeles. Today the Pavilion . . . — Map (db m112985) HM
California (Orange County), Newport Beach — First Ferry Service Between Balboa and Balboa Island
First ferry service between Balboa and Balboa Island 1909 — Map (db m112983) HM
California (Orange County), Newport Beach — Site of 3rd National Boy Scout Jamboree
The site of the 3rd National Boy Scout Jamboree held on the Irvine Ranch July 17-23, 1953 — Map (db m112984) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Conflict Over Water
Controlling the flow of water through Lake Tahoe's Truckee River outlet The Donner Lumber and Boom Company built the first dam across the Truckee River outlet in Tahoe City in 1872. Water released through the dam controlled the flow of logs . . . — Map (db m112966) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Development & Conflict
In the 1890s, the decline in silver mining on the Comstock in Nevada reduced the demand for lumber from the Lake Tahoe basin. Local businessman Duane L. Bliss, owner of Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, recognized a new business . . . — Map (db m112973) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Roads and Bridges
Trails become roads around Lake Tahoe Early travel in the Lake Tahoe basin was along Washoe Indian trails and later along American immigrant trails blazed in the 1840s over the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain passes. The first roads in the . . . — Map (db m112967) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Trains and Tourists
In the years before automobiles and paved highways, local businessman D. L. Bliss needed a way to bring people to his new Tahoe Tavern hotel. He formed the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company to build and operate a railroad connection . . . — Map (db m112972) HM
California (Riverside County), Thermal — RIV-042 — Martinez Indian Agency
Three structures here - a school, agency building and residence, are believed to be the oldest standing U.S. Indian Agency buildings in California. They were built about 1907 by the Martinez Agency, established in 1876. The first written record of . . . — Map (db m113028) HM
California, Sacramento — Vernon-Brannan House
Sacramento’s first post office was located on this lot in 1849. In 1853, Henry E. Robinson bought the lot from Samuel Brannan and built this three story brick building, naming it the Jones Hotel. The Sacramento Pioneer Association first organized in . . . — Map (db m112709) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — History of Surfing in Santa Cruz
The history of surfing in Santa Cruz can be traced in part to the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, founded in 1936. The following members were among the first in this area to experience the thrill of conquering a wave. Jim Alumbauch     Bill . . . — Map (db m112987) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Saint Joseph Marello
Saint Joseph Marello (1844-1895) Bishop of Acqui and founder of the Oblates of Saint Joseph Fortis of Suavis Sculpture by Thomas Marsh, March 19, 1997 Born in Turin, Italy, Joseph Marello lived as a zealous priest in the city of Asti. There . . . — Map (db m112986) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Etna — I.O.O.F. Hall
The Etna Chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow #184 was founded on January 18, 1871. There were 11 charter members. This brick building was designed by Louis Fafa and was built in 1881. The upper floor was used for lodge . . . — Map (db m112494) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Fort Jones — Veterans Memorial
Erected by Ft. Jones Boy Scouts May 30, 1913, to our soldiers burried here — Map (db m113047) WM
California (Siskiyou County), Hornbrook — Hilt, CA
In 1851 John Hilt made his way to California from Illinois, landing in Hangtown. Hearing of rich diggins made his way north to Yreka by 1852. Finding way to the Cottonwood area (Hornbrook) where he worked mining, ranching, farming and saw milling. . . . — Map (db m112571) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Montague — Little Shasta Congregational Church
Dedicated to the memory of the Pioneers of Little Shasta Valley who raised this House to the Glory of God. On March 5, 1876 The Little Shasta Congregational Church was formed. It was in 1877 that the first subscriptions were taken for . . . — Map (db m112622) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Weed — CHL 517 — Emigrant Trail
As early as 1852 wagon trains of overland emigrants crossed 600 feet to the north into Shasta Valley and Yreka; and at this point the 1857 Military Pass from Fort Crook emerged to join the westward emigrant road. — Map (db m112619) HM
California (Trinity County), Hayfork — Japanese Bomb Balloon
The Japanese paper balloon landed in a tree near the Charles Lafffranchini Ranch 2½ miles N.W. of here on the afternoon of February 1, 1945 and after time exploded leaving the gas valve lines, ballast, 4 bombs, sandbags and the bomb carriage . . . — Map (db m112565) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Jumper Sawmill
In the 1880’s George Jumper established a steam powered sawmill 300' east of this monument, above the confluence of Little Brown’s Creek and China Gulch. An 80’ long building housed the mill. Oxen teams of ten or more were used to pull long, four . . . — Map (db m112566) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — The Old Courthouse
At the head of Court Street next to the Catholic cemetery, J.F. Chillis in 1852, began building the first Trinity County courthouse. The twenty by sixty structure was three stories in 1853. The Trinity Masonic Lodge bought the third floor from the . . . — Map (db m112475) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site
In the bend of Rich Gulch near its junction with Ash Hollow five miners worked the winter of 1849-50, with the use of a log hollowed out to make a rocker. The rich pocket yielded five pounds of gold per day. The gulches in this district proved to . . . — Map (db m112476) HM
California (Ventura County), Thousand Oaks — Joel McCrea Ranch
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m112694) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 10 of 18 — "Suburban" DevelopmentRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
By the 1890s the Rock Creek Railway Company's new electric streetcars made it easy to commute across town. The "country" settlements of this area became "suburban." One streetcar line followed 18th to Calvert Street, passed here, and then . . . — Map (db m112593) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — A People Without Murals Is A Demuralized People
Painted in 1977, A People Without Murals Is A Demuralized People is the oldest and only mural remaining in Adams Morgan created by a group of Latino immigrant artists. It was brought back to life in 2005 by Sol & Soul, a D.C. . . . — Map (db m112594) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — Archaeology in Adams MorganSurveying the Cemeteries in Walter Pierce Park, 2005-2013
In 2013, Howard University archaeologists, working with concerned citizens, completed a seven-year survey of Walter C. Pierce Community Park. Their goal: to identify and protect two 19th Century cemeteries--the Colored Union Benevolent . . . — Map (db m112588) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 8 of 18 — Serving the NeighborhoodRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Furs by Gartenhaus and truffles by Avignon Freres. Hand-crafted ice cream from Budd's. Beginning in the 1910s, such neighborhood favorites occupied the commercial buildings to your right developed by Sanner and Barr. These fashionable shops . . . — Map (db m112597) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — Soldiers and Sailors Buried at Mt. Pleasant Plains Cemetery, 1870-1890(Walter Pierce Park)
Page One: U.S. Army of the Potomac: Dabney Walker escaped slavery near Fredericksburg, Va., and became a scout for the Army of the Potomac. His wife Lucy Ann was a laundress in the Confederate camps, sending coded messages . . . — Map (db m112591) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 9 of 18 — Tragedy at 18th and ColumbiaRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Before there was "Adams Morgan," this crossroads lent the neighborhood its name: "18th and Columbia." Here you could catch a streetcar to just about anywhere and buy nearly anything. But back in 1922, 18th and Columbia witnessed a tragedy. . . . — Map (db m112596) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 13 of 20 — A Neighborhood Oasis
Follow Good Hope Road under the highway to your left to reach Anacostia Park, a longtime neighborhood oasis. In 1914, after years of citizen requests, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to "improve" the Anacostia River by . . . — Map (db m112785) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 20 of 20 — Rose's RowAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Across the intersection to your left is Rose's Row, three one-family and three two-family houses built in 1890 by local saloon-keeper William H. Rose. Rose's son Daniel designed them in the popular Italianate style and carefully crafted a . . . — Map (db m112784) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 11 of 20 — Transit and TradeAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
The arrival of modern transportation after the Civil War transformed Anacostia. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opened a branch line along the river here in 1874, brining industry. Two years later businessman and developer Henry Griswold . . . — Map (db m112788) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Carver Langston — Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard RobinsonAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 21st Street and Benning Road, NE
Langston Terrace Dwellings, opened in 1938, was the first federally funded public housing project in Washington and among the first in the nation. It honors John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), abolitionist, founder of Howard University Law School, . . . — Map (db m112792) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — Discover DC / Gallery Place - Chinatown
Front: Discover DC Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Ford's Theatre . . . — Map (db m113106) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — Lin Han, noodle masterChinatown Express Restaurant
Chinatown Express Restaurant The Washington Post Nov. 30, 2016 Lin Han, noodle master It's a simple window that looks out onto Sixth Street NW, but in a way, it's also a stage. Chinatown Express is the theater. . . . — Map (db m113107) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Congress Heights — Congress Heights SchoolAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3100 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE
The eight-room brick Congress Heights Elementary School opened in 1897 to serve the new, whites-only Congress Heights development. The iconic tower and clock were added in 1913. After public schools were desegregated in 1954, Congress Heights . . . — Map (db m112782) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Blair HouseErected 1824
1836 home of Francis Preston Blair Editor of Globe Also of Montgomery Blair Attorney for Dred Scott Postmaster General in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln Occupied by George Bancroft, Historian General Robert E. Lee was . . . — Map (db m113099) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The building on this cornerDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112628) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Corcoran Gallery of Art
This building was erected in 1859 for The Corcoran Gallery of Art founded by William Wilson Corcoran banker and philanthropist Designated for use of the United States Court of Claims by Act of Congress. Approved March 3, . . . — Map (db m113101) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — "Single Form"By Barbara Hepworth — In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld
"Single Form" By Barbara Hepworth In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld Presented to the United Nations By Jacob Blaustein This half-size bronze of the monumental abstract sculpture, which in 1964 was placed in front . . . — Map (db m112635) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2019 Q Street NW
Built in 1910 in the Italian Renaissance Revival manner by the American architect, Waddy Wood, as his residence. Restored in 2002. — Map (db m112667) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Across 23rd St. and Rock CreekDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112627) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — After the Civil WarDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, November 28, 1911 DC's first motorized fire engine was placed in service at Engine Company 24. Its engine house was the first to be built without a stable and manure pit. Caption: Fire Department information and images . . . — Map (db m112658) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Before the 1800sDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112629) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Bernardo O'Higgins
Bernardo O'Higgins 1778 - 1842 Founding Father of Chile Unveiled by the President of the Republic of Chile Dr. Michelle Bechelet During her working visit to the United States of America Washington, D.C. June 23, . . . — Map (db m112652) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Democracy Tree
This tree is dedicated to the more than half million veterans, taxpayers, and citizens of the District of Columbia who, despite fighting in foreign wars, paying their full measure of taxes and faithfully serving their country, continue to have no . . . — Map (db m112632) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hélène De Beir
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District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Dupont Circle area has always beenDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, Sunday February 7, 1904 Great Baltimore Fire, several DC fire companies answered Baltimore Chief's urgent telegram, "Desperate fire here. Must have help at once." DC, responding by railway flatcar, was accompanied by New York . . . — Map (db m112660) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Paul and Phyllis Nitze Building
To Paul Nitze, Statesman, educator and a founder of this School; For his farsighted wisdom, unfailing generosity, And leadership in teaching new generations to manage the affairs of nations; and To Phyllis Nitze, For . . . — Map (db m112674) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building In memory of Stephanie Tubbs Jones (1949-2008) Member of Congress 1999-2008 CBCF Board Member 2005-2008 Dedicated July 2009 — Map (db m112657) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2007.001 — This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser"...
The Dresser Walt Whitman (surrounding station entrance) We Embrace E. Ethelbert Miller, 2005 (surrounding bench) This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller are . . . — Map (db m112634) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 249 — This section of 15th St.Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood
This section of 15th St. and the east-west blocks meeting it were developed mainly from 1874 to 1887 by a group of speculative investors. The house at the corner of 15th and Q Sts. was built earlier, in 1864. St. Augustine's, Washington's . . . — Map (db m112663) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — This segment of the Berlin Wall...
This segment of the Berlin Wall was presented to the Nitze School and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University by the Berlin Senate. It symbolizes both the peaceful end of a long international struggle . . . — Map (db m112638) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — You are standing at the edge of Embassy RowDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, 1871 The District of Columbia Fire Department was established on September 23, 1871 and included six fire companies. The "all-paid" fire department replaced the volunteer fire companies that had protected the Districts. . . . — Map (db m112655) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 13 of 18 — "Best Addresses"Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
dubbed "best addresses" by historian James Goode, the grand apartments of the Kalorama Triangle are among the city's earliest. The Mendota (1901) located at 2220 20th, is the city's oldest intact luxury apartment house. The Wyoming (1905_1911), . . . — Map (db m112600) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 12 of 18 — Kalorama TriangleRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are standing in the Kalorama Triangle Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987. Most of its elaborate houses were built between 1888 and 1930 in what was then the "Washington Heights" subdivision. . . . — Map (db m112598) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Fifteenth Street Presbyterian ChurchAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 15th and R streets, NW
The Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church has been a vital religious, educational, and social center since 1841. It was founded by John F. Cook, Sr. (ca. 1810-1855), who rose from slavery to run Union Seminary and become Washington's first black . . . — Map (db m112661) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 4 — A Village Comes to Life: Mount Pleasant after the Civil War
As dust from the Civil War settled, the nation's capital entered a new phase of growth. The expanding government needed more workers, who in turn needed more housing. An entrepreneur named Samuel Brown bought a large tract of land outside . . . — Map (db m112585) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 2 — Harvest at Pleasant Plains, ca. 1750
2 Harvest at Pleasant Plains, ca. 1750 By the late 17th century, English colonial settlements and tobacco plantations had reached what is now Washington, DC. By the 1750s the ports of Alexandria and Georgetown were built, and soon . . . — Map (db m112586) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1607John Smith
The first permanent English colonists come to the New World in three small ships; the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. After settling at what is now Jamestown, Virginia Captain Smith becomes their leader. John . . . — Map (db m112727) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1631Transportation Walk
1631 America's first ferry-man Edward Converse is paid one or two pence a person, six pence per pig and extra monies to run the ferry at night across the Charles River between Boston and Charlestown. The Ferry Boat, Fanny Palmer. The . . . — Map (db m112728) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1775Transportation Walk
1775 America's First Submarine, the Turtle, is built by David Bushnell to break the British blockade of New York. The driver uses a hand driven propeller to move it beneath its target. Lt. Francis Barber's 1875 drawing of the . . . — Map (db m112730) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1775Transportation Walk
1775 Daniel Boone follows the Warriors' Path and blazes the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap. From 1775 to 1810, over 200,000 settlers move west through the Gap. Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, . . . — Map (db m112731) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1786Elias Hasket Derby
The first American trading ship arrives at the port of Canton, China. Following the American Revolution, merchant Elias Derby's ships make 45 voyages to new markets in the East Indies and China. Elias Hasket Derby, James Frothingham, . . . — Map (db m112729) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
1804-1806 Meriweather Lewis William Clark Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery seek the "shortest and most convenient route to the Pacific." Their versatile 55 foot keelboat can be rowed, poled, sailed or pulled up the Missouri . . . — Map (db m112732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806Sacagawea
A Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, accompanies Lewis and Clark as an interpreter and enables the expedition to purchase horses. Clark calls her his "pilot" through the Rockies. The Trapper's Bride (detail), Alfred Jacob Miller, 1819-1878. . . . — Map (db m112733) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1806Thomas Jefferson
Better roads link the nation and enable people and goods to move inland. In 1806, Thomas Jefferson signs the law authorizing the construction of the first federal highway, the National Road. — Map (db m112734) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1817Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk 1817 Captain Henry M. Shreve designs a shallow hull and high-pressure engine so steamboats can navigate upriver to Western Waters. His Washington makes the round trip between Louisville and New Orleans in 41 . . . — Map (db m112741) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1825DeWitt Clinton
The 363-mile Erie Canal, promoted by New York governor Clinton, opens. Settlers move west and the cost to move goods east decreases 90%. New York becomes the busiest port in America. — Map (db m112743) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1827Transportation Walk
New York City's first public transportation route operates the 12-seat stagecoach Accommodation. By 1832, horses pull metal-wheel street railway cars on metal tracks. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of . . . — Map (db m112744) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830John B. Jervis
Chief engineer Jervis designs the steam engine Experiment for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The first free-swinging four-wheel front truck becomes the standard American design and enables speeds of 80 miles per hour. John Bloomfield . . . — Map (db m112739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830Transportation Walk
Peter Cooper races his steam locomotive Tom Thumb against the horse-drawn B&O Railroad. within a year, the B&O is an all-steam railroad. 20th century reconstruction of the Tom Thumb. From the collections of the B&O Railroad Museum. . . . — Map (db m112742) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830/1899
1830 There are 23 miles of railroad tracks in the United States. 1899 There are 186,000 miles of railroad tracks in the United States. — Map (db m112750) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1833Joseph Walker
Trappers gain early knowledge of routes through the West. After years in the mountains, Walker leads the first party overland to the Great Salt Lake and then the Yosemite Valley. — Map (db m112745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1837Transportation Walk
John Ericsson's steam driven screw propeller is more efficient than the paddle wheel and is still used today. In 1862 he applies this and other improvements to his design of the ironclad Monitor. Follow the transportation exhibition . . . — Map (db m112748) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1840-1950
Enslaved and free African-Americans were the primary railroad builders in the South before and after the Civil War. For generations, railroad companies employed more African-Americans than any other industry in the U.S. Theodore Kornweible . . . — Map (db m112740) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1860Johnny Fry
For 19 months, until the telegraph replaced it, the Pony Express provides the fastest mail service to California. Fry rides the first leg in and out of St. Joseph, Missouri. The mail reaches Sacramento in 10 days. — Map (db m112747) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1865-1869
Chinese were hired to do the dangerous work of blasting and laying ties over the treacherous High Sierras. Comprising nearly 80% of Central Pacific's workforce, their contributions made possible the Transcontinental Railroad. Chinese workers . . . — Map (db m112738) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1869Theodore Judah
Theodore Judah's lobbying and surveying efforts are rewarded when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads are joined at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. — Map (db m112749) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1873Transportation Walk
At 4 in the morning, Andrew Smith Hallidie successfully tests the cable car in San Francisco, the first to be put in regular service. Moving cables pull the cars up and down steep hills. — Map (db m112753) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1886Transportation Walk
The first successful electric trolley is established in Montgomery, Alabama. Rapidly adopted, trolleys enable the upper middle class to move to the suburbs. Today, some American cities are choosing fast, clean and commercial light rail systems. . . . — Map (db m112751) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1891Transportation Walk
Many inventors apply their skills to horseless carriages. John Lamberi produces America's first gasoline powered car. Only later will cars be mass-produced. — Map (db m112755) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1895J. Frank Duryea
J. Frank Duryea wins the first auto race in America. He and his brother found the first company in America to sell gas-powered cars. — Map (db m112752) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 189725th Infantry Bicycle Corps
Twenty African-American soldiers cycle 1,400 miles from Ft. Missoula, Montana to St. Louis, Missouri in 40 days to test the new "safety" bicycle as a transportation alternative to the horse. — Map (db m112754) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1898John Holland
Holland launches the first practical submarine. Purchased by the Navy in 1900 as the USS Holland (SS-1), it uses a gasoline engine on the surface and is battery-powered under water. — Map (db m112756) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1900/1920
1900 Americans own 8,000 cars but there are only 10 miles of concrete paved roads. 1920 Americans own 8 million cars. Roughly 10% or 369,000 miles of roads are surfaced — Map (db m112771) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1901Transportation Walk
Oscar Hedstrom designs the first American-made motorcycle the Indian for the Hendee Manufacturing Co. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation Headquarters — Map (db m112758) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1903Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright
Wilbur becomes interested in mechanical flight in 1896. After experimenting with gliders, he and Orville develop and patent principles of airplane control that are still used today. — Map (db m112759) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1903Transportation Walk
Orville Wright pilots the first powered flight, lasting 12 seconds. The heavier-than-air plane takes off from the ground, flies 120 feet, and reaches an altitude of 10 feet. He and his brother Wilbur each make two flights that day. — Map (db m112760) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1908Elmer Sperry
Sperry develops a gyrostabilizer then gyrocompass, then the gyroscopic-guided automatic pilot, which keeps ships, airplanes, and now spacecraft on course. — Map (db m112761) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911Charles Kettering
Kettering perfects a workable electric starter at his lab in Dayton. First installed in 1912 Cadillacs, it means the end of difficult and dangerous hand cranking; and enables more women to drive. — Map (db m112768) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911Harriet Quimby
Journalist Quimby becomes the first American woman to receive a pilot's license, and also the first woman to make a nighttime flight and fly the English Channel. — Map (db m112770) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1919Transportation Walk
Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin experiment on a boat that runs above water on wing-like structures called hydrofoils. Model HD-4 sets a water speed record of 70 mph. — Map (db m112769) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1922Transportation Walk
William and Frank Fageol manufacture the Safety Coach, the first purpose-built bus, for inter-city travel. In 1927, their Twin Coach, the first dual-motored streetcar type urban transit bus, uses the whole length to carry passengers. — Map (db m112773) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1923Garrett Morgan
Morgan is granted the first US patent for a traffic signal to regulate vehicles and pedestrians in urban areas. The inexpensive, manually operated devise is used throughout North America. — Map (db m112772) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1925Transportation Walk
When planes are unable to fly, dogs still get through. Twenty dog drivers participate in the Serum Run, a relay which brings diphtheria serum to affected Alaskan villages. — Map (db m112776) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1926Robert Goddard
Among his many firsts, pioneer of space flight Robert Goddard constructs and launches the first liquid fuel rocket. — Map (db m112774) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1927Charles Lindbergh
Lindbergh makes the first non-stop, solo transatlantic flight. It takes 33 hours and 30 minutes in the specially built Spirit of St. Louis. He wins the $25,000 Orteig prize. — Map (db m112775) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1932Amelia Earhart
On the fifth anniversary of Lindbergh's flight, Earhart becomes the first woman and second person to make the solo flight across the Atlantic. Her Vega lands in Ireland after 14 hours 50 minutes. — Map (db m112777) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1937
Pullman porters make the trip comfortable for long distance train travelers. Randolph organizes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925 and wins its first major contract with the Pullman Company in 1937. — Map (db m112778) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1956Transportation Walk
1956 The first containerized shipment travels from Newark, New Jersey to Houston, Texas. Loading full trailer bodies onto ships rather than loading and unloading the cargo revolutionizes shipping. Container ship Hawaiian . . . — Map (db m112716) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1958Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk 1958 The Boeing 707 enters commercial service and an era of increased passenger travel begins. It is the first jet aircraft to provide commercial service carrying over 180 passengers Follow the transportation . . . — Map (db m112717) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1966Transportation Walk
1966 Pan Am's Juan Trippe works with Boeing to develop the wide-body 747. Jumbo jets like the 747 can carry up to 490 passengers and reduce the cost of long distance travel. Passengers boarding a 747 in 1969. Photo courtesy of Edwin T. . . . — Map (db m112720) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1969Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk 1969 Neil Armstrong commands the Apollo 11 and becomes the first man to land a craft and walk on the moon. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation . . . — Map (db m112721) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2003Transportation Walk
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District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — April 1, 1967Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk April 1, 1967 "In a nation that spans a continent, transportation is a web of union."—Lyndon B. Johnson on the new Department of Transportation begins operations. It oversees how transportation affects . . . — Map (db m112719) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Cantilever BridgeTransportation Walk
Cantilever bridges carry heavy loads. The structure is built out symmetrically from each pier. The landward side is anchored and the other side may support an intermediate truss or be joined to the next cantilever. Snake River Bridge, Lyon's . . . — Map (db m112781) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Expanding Gate Valve
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration To advance the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials Expanding Gate Valve Utilized on a filter skid in a liquid petroleum gas system in Texas City, Texas . . . — Map (db m112726) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler
Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler Marked, designated bike lanes on streets in most major cities, in suburbs and towns, are a response to increased cycling for fun, fitness and convenient, fuel-saving commuting. Cyclist in bike lane . . . — Map (db m112722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Landing Gear and Wheels
Landing Gear and Wheels Many people fly for the first time after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 results in lower fares and the growth of commuter airlines offering new routes through a hub-and-spoke system. Delta hub . . . — Map (db m112725) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks
In 1831, American inventor John Stevens is the first to use wooden ties and develops the easily fastened T-shaped rail still used today. — Map (db m112746) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Ships' WheelsTransportation Walk
Ships' Wheels Starting in the 18th century, helm wheels begin to replace tillers for turning ships' rudders, making steering easier. Steering wheels of the USS Hartford, 1864. Naval Historical Center NH 49501. Transportation . . . — Map (db m112735) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Single Bit Bollard
Completed under the direction of George W. Goethals, the 51-mile Panama Canal opens to shipping in 1914 and shortens the voyage from New York to San Francisco by 7,873 miles. — Map (db m112762) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge Suspension bridges span the widest openings. Cables stretched over high towers conduct the weight of roadway and traffic to the anchorages at each end. Golden Gate Bridge, Cecil W. Stoughton, 1972. National Park Service . . . — Map (db m112737) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Three Gas PumpsTransportation Walk
Three Gas Pumps Increased automobile use and interstate trucking companies spur the growth of the largest of roads in the world. Rural areas are linked to major economic centers. Vacationers headed for Virginia beaches, July 4, 1959. . . . — Map (db m112718) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Transportation Corridor
In the 1890s streetcars ran along M Street, a major east-west artery. Today cars, trucks and busses fill the street. — Map (db m112757) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Urban Design
In Pierre L'Enfant's design for the new city of Washington, broad diagonal avenues, named after states, radiate from key buildings like the Capitol and White House. They cross the regular grid of east-west streets, identified by letters, and . . . — Map (db m112779) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast Washington — A City in One DayArtist: Anna Katerina Sagel, — 2009
The repairs and restoration of this call box and five others were made possible in 2009 by Trinidad Neighborhood Association. Fabrication and installation: Gelberg Signs. Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the DC Commission on the . . . — Map (db m113007) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast Washington — Langston Golf Course and Driving RangeAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 2600 Benning Road, NE
Until 1939, the only place for African Americans to play golf in Washington was West Potomac Park. That year, in response to petitions by African American golfers asking Interior Secretary Harold Ickes to desegregate the city's public golf . . . — Map (db m112998) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast Washington — The City WomanArtist: Felix Osuchukwu — 2009
The repairs and restoration of this call box and five others were made possible in 2009 by Trinidad Neighborhood Association. Fabrication and installation: Gelberg Signs. Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the DC Commission on the . . . — Map (db m113004) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast Washington — UntitledArtist: Mikhail Hardy — 2009
The repairs and restoration of this call box and five others were made possible in 2009 by Trinidad Neighborhood Association. Fabrication and installation: Gelberg Signs. Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the DC Commission on the . . . — Map (db m113005) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest Washington — The Entrance Gardens
The entrance gardens created in 1988 are a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carroll Massey Nashville, Tennessee — Map (db m113100) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — American News Women's Club
Society of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by . . . — Map (db m112623) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Architects and ArchitectureSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama's grand mansions, in a variety of architectural styles, are the work of many prominent architects. In 1910 Jules Henri de Sibour designed the stately mansion at 2221 Kalorama Rd. for a mining magnate. It is now the home of the . . . — Map (db m112607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Chief JusticesSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . — Map (db m112605) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Educational InstitutionsSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Educational institutions are part of Sheridan-Kalorama's history. Across the street is Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church. Built in 1904, it housed St. Rose's Industrial School, where orphaned girls were taught home economics. Later St. . . . — Map (db m112608) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — George WashingtonSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Here is an elegant George Washington trotting on his handsome horse. Our first president never lived in the city that bears his name, but in the late 1700s you might have glimpsed Washington riding along the Post Road, a highway that connected . . . — Map (db m112624) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 1 & 2 — History of Sheridan-KaloramaSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
The area known as Sheridan-Kalorama was patented to John Langsworth by King Charles II in 1668. It was later sold to Anthony Holmead who in turn willed it to his nephew. in 1791, as L'Enfant laid out his plans for the boundaries of the new federal . . . — Map (db m112621) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Joel BarlowSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Joel Barlow Reverse: Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. . . . — Map (db m112611) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — KaloramaSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." . . . — Map (db m112615) HM

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