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By Eric Fonce, August 12, 2017
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France, Région Centre Val de Loire (Indre Département), La Châtre — 12 — Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde
La Grand Font était autrefois consacrée à Notre Dame. La croyance populaire y a ensuite attaché le cult de Sainte-Radegonde (521-587).

Mentionnée dans les archives des le XVe siècle cette fontaine miraculeuse . . . — Map (db m114124) HM

France, Région Centre Val de Loire (Indre Département), La Châtre — 9 — Maison rue des Pavillons
George Sand trouva refuge dans cette maison lors de son procès en séparation de son mari le baron Casimir Dudevant en 1836

Le 25 mai 1836, elle écrivait à son amie Marie D'Agoult: "un jardin de quatre toises carrées, plein de . . . — Map (db m114120) HM

France, Région Centre Val de Loire (Indre Département), La Châtre — 18 — Place du Docteur Vergne
Cette place porte le nom du Docteur Vergne, réputé pour ses opérations de la cataracte.

L'Escargot: relais de chevaux et de poste au XVIIIe siècle, cette ancienne auberge dont Saint-Blaise orne la façade, portait . . . — Map (db m114131) HM

France, Région Centre Val de Loire (Indre Département), La Châtre — 21 — Place du Marché / Market Square
Cette grande place devint la place principale de la ville à partir du XVe siècle. Quelques demeures anciennes témoignent de cet âge d'or qui vit s'amorcer le développement industriel et commercial de La Châtre.

Rue du . . . — Map (db m114130) HM

France, Région Centre Val de Loire (Indre Département), La Châtre — 11 — Pont des Cabignats
Le pont des Cabignats a pris le nom déformé de la famille Escabignat, de riches bourgeois qui firent une donation pour l'aménagement du pont.

De chaque côté, on peut voir les maison de bois, anciennes tanneries avec leurs . . . — Map (db m114127) HM

Germany, Bavaria (Kreis Kitzingen), Prichsenstadt — 14 — Schulinstrasse 14Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk
Walmdachhaus mit geohrten Fenster- und Türrahmungen

Ausleger mit Braustern, Kartusche über der Eingangstür mit Bäckerzunftzeichen

Gemeiner Stadtlehen, Ratsherrenwohnung

1597 herrschaftliches Amtshaus

1666 . . . — Map (db m114241) HM

Guatemala, Retalhuleu (Municipality of Champerico), El Triunfo — Martyrs and Heroes Memorial of El TriunfoSantuario de los Caídos de la comunidad El Triunfo
Martires y héroes que ofrendaron sus vidas por defender los derechos de los Pueblos en Resistencia, durante el conflicto armado interno en Guatemala, 1960 1996. Augustín Alvarado · Agustín Calel Ajanel · Agustina Velasco · Agusto . . . — Map (db m114192) WM
Mexico, Guanajuato (Municipality of Allende), San Miguel de Allende — The Suchil
El Súchil Ofrenda religiosa tradicional de las comunidades locales. Su origen es la estera improvisada y cubierta de flores que servía para trasladar a los guerreros chichimecas caídos en combate, durante las luchas de Conquista del . . . — Map (db m114079) HM
Mexico, Querétaro (Municipality of Pedro Escobedo), Pedro Escobedo — Pedro Escobedo
Al ilustre Dr. Pedro Escobedo Octubre de 1984 Decreto El C. Francisco G. de Cosio, Gobernador Constitucional del Estado Libre y Soberano de Queretaro Arteaga, a todos sus habitantes sabed que: El Congreso del Estado de Queretaro Arteaga ha . . . — Map (db m114400) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), City of Westminster — Essex Street
ESSEX STREET was laid out in the grounds by NICHOLAS BARBON in 1675

Among many famous lawyers who lived here were Sir ORLANDO BRIDGEMAN c.1606-1674 Lord Keeper, HENRY FIELDING 1707-1754 Novelist and BRASS CROSBY . . . — Map (db m114240) HM

Alabama (Cherokee County), Centre — Garrett Cemetery
Final resting place of Chief Pathkiller (B. 1749 - D. 1827) who served as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Many prominent early settlers are also interred here including newspaper editor and publisher, Confederate infantry captain and . . . — Map (db m114282) HM
Alabama (Cherokee County), Centre — Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry
Cherokee Chief Pathkiller owned a ferry across the Coosa River at this location in the early 1820's. His home was a short distance on the east side of the river. Upon Pathkiller's death in 1827, John Ride, a prominent Cherokee gained a majority . . . — Map (db m114281) HM
Alabama (Cleburne County), Muscadine — Hernando de Soto in Alabama
The De Soto Trail Hernando De Soto in Alabama Hernando de Soto brought his 700-man army to Alabama in the fall of 1540. This was the first major European expedition to the interior of the southeastern United States. The De Soto . . . — Map (db m114373) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Lentzville Cemetery
Lentzville Cemetery began as the family cemetery for the family of John Henry Lentz (7 Feb 1753-18 Jul 1835) and his wife Savilla. John Henry was a veteran of the American Revolution and pioneer settler of Limestone County, entering his land in . . . — Map (db m114306) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114215) HM

California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Observatory Hill
Former site of the Students' Observatory, completed in 1886 and named in 1951 for Armin Otto Leuschner (1868-1953), Director of the Observatory (1898-1938) and Chair of the Astronomy Department (1900-1938). — Map (db m114355) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Pleasant Hill — CinéArts Theatre
Over 900 people attended a champagne gala to celebrate the opening of the first theatre in the young city of Pleasant Hill. The first movie shown that night of February 21, 1967 was "Dr. Zhivago". Originally built for Century Theatres, the . . . — Map (db m114353) HM
California (Del Norte County), Crescent City — Crescent City Tsunami, 1964Redwood National and State Parks
During the evening of March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake shook Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula heavily damaging Anchorage, located more than 60 miles away, and sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. About four hours later, on March 28, the . . . — Map (db m114260) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114042) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal1939-1989
Constructed by the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, opened on May 7, 1939. It was considered to be the most impressive railroad station of its type in the entire west. In it's heyday the terminal covered 52 acres, . . . — Map (db m114252) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Marino — The Millstones
Originally located in the upper story of El Molino Viejo, these volcanic tufa millstones ground grain for the indian community of Mission San Gabriel. The stones were turned by water flowing from nearby canyons. When the mill fell into disuse, the . . . — Map (db m114249) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Veterans Memorial
(Memorial is without text.)Map (db m113219) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site
You are standing where the First Transcontinental Railroad in America had its western origin, at Front and K Streets in Sacramento. On January 8, 1863, prominent citizens and railroad founders gathered here for a groundbreaking ceremony to . . . — Map (db m114174) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial
Purple Heart Memorial front: My Stone Is Red For The Blood They Shed The Medal I Bear Is My Country's Way To Show They Care If I Could Be Seen By All Mankind Maybe Peace Will Come In My Lifetime Purple Heart Memorial top: . . . — Map (db m114107) HM WM
California (San Bernardino County), Lake Arrowhead — Lake Arrowhead Veterans Memorial
This Monument Is Dedicated To All Veterans Past, Present And Future — Map (db m114264) WM
California (Ventura County), Simi Valley — In Memory of Those Who Perished
In reverent memory of those who perished in the September 12, 2008 Metrolink Train Disaster, with hope and encouragement for those who survived, and with gratitude for the first responders for their heroism and compassion. — Map (db m114074) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Bird Track
Birds are descendants of theropod (meat-eating) dinosaurs and their tracks look similar: three long narrow toes with claw marks. However, bird tracks are generally smaller than most theropod tracks. This print is wider than long and the . . . — Map (db m114062) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Palm Fronds
Large palm fronds show that the climate was much warmer than that of today. Other plant and tree types found here, such as extinct relatives of sycamore, walnut, paddle-leafed ginger and an ancient relative of the avocado, lost their leaves . . . — Map (db m114059) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Triceratops Tracks
Triceratops: 30 feet long, 6-12 ton Herbivore Several tracks of Triceratops or a closely related horned dinosaur were discovered in this area. Among horned dinosaurs, Triceratops is the most likely track maker because many of its bones have . . . — Map (db m114058) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), South Windsor — South Windsor Korean War Memorial
Korean War PFC Glenn A. Rose Charles Starr & WW IIMap (db m114095) WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), South Windsor — South Windsor Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m114097) WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), South Windsor — South Windsor Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam This Memorial Is Dedicated To Those Who Have Given Their Supreme Sacrifice For Their Country Billy E. Gipson Sgt. U.S. Army Nov. 30, 1942 – June 5, 1966 Donald R. Ouellette L/Cpl U.S.m.c. Apr. 14, 1946 – Nov. 6, 1967 . . . — Map (db m114096) WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), South Windsor — South Windsor World War I Memorial
World War I Abe E. Miller Thomas Barry Edward Hansen — Map (db m114099) WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), South Windsor — South Windsor World War II Memorial
World War II Stanley Abegunas · Anthony Buddes · PFC Errol S. Burton · Cpl Thomas E. Cadder · Sgt Gordon J. Dimlow · TSgt John G. Grant · Sgt Earl E. Hyson · Oliver Jones · Pvt Edward G. Jurgelas · PFC Justin Kizis · PFC Anthony Krawfsky · Alphonse . . . — Map (db m114098) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 8 of 16 — Court Nullifies Racial CovenantsWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
In the 1940s, Homeowners in the 100 block of Bryant Street breached a contract when they sold their houses to African Americans. Covenants, or agreements, in their real estate deeds prohibited "the sale of the house to anyone of the Negro . . . — Map (db m114167) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Statue of St. Stephen Martyr
This ceramic Statue of St. Stephen Martyr, the first Christian martyr, is the work of the nationally known sculptor Felix G. W. deWeldon who is best known for the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia — Map (db m114045) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — "Music of the Spheres"
[Top plaque:] "Music of the Spheres" Artist: Martha Jackson Jarvis Commissioned by Fannie Mae Dedicated July 10, 2003 [Center plaque:] Fannie Mae: Van Ness Sculpture Project Martha Jackson-Jarvis . . . — Map (db m114358) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Cultural InstitutionsForest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call Cultural Institutions Forest Hills has two major cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, and the Levine School of Music. Built in 1926, the . . . — Map (db m114360) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Flora and Fauna of Rock Creek ParkForest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call Flora and Fauna of Rock Creek Park Artist: Rebecca Osten Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the District . . . — Map (db m114357)
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Forest Hills at HomeForest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hills at Home — Map (db m114356) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Peirce MillForest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hill Neighborhood Art on Call Peirce Mill In the 1820s, Isaac Peirce built the mill that exists today on land he purchased in 1794. In 1892, Rock Creek Park was established and the Federal Government acquired the . . . — Map (db m114361) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Peirce MillRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
[Front:] Welcome to Peirce Mill, a National Park Service site within Rock Creek Park. This land was once part of a large complex of buildings and fields, marking the historical intersection of the agricultural and industrial ages. Explore . . . — Map (db m114362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Site of the National Bureau of StandardsForest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call Site of The National Bureau of Standards In 1901, the National Bureau of Standards began developing a large complex of 89 buildings on 70 acres west of Connecticut Avenue near this . . . — Map (db m114354) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — 3425 Prospect Street NW
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m114043) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., HallGeorgetown University — Southwest Quadrangle 2003
Compassionate Jesuit, gifted scholar generous friend, loyal alumnus (c' 56) distinguished 47th President of Georgetown University given by friends in loving honor — Map (db m114041) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Through the Eyes of a Scientist
Rachel Carson (1907-1964), a renowned writer and scientist who helped launch the modern environmental movement, once walked these woods. In her groundbreaking book, Silent Spring (1962), Carson warned citizens that the widespread use of . . . — Map (db m114367) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Hillbrook — Lederer GardensRobert F. Lederer Community Gardens & Educational Center, MLK Sanctuary — DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the Robert F. Lederer Environmental Education Center and Youth Garden. This center honors Robert F. Lederer, the Executive Vice President of the American Association of Nurserymen during the United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's . . . — Map (db m114163) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 4 of 16 — Government GirlsWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
To your right is Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall, a Howard University dormitory. It opened in 1942 as U.S. government housing for African American women who came to DC to take new war-related jobs or fill in for men who left to join the military . . . — Map (db m114164) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 5 of 16 — The University Next DoorWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
Front: Howard University's Employment, educational, and cultural opportunities have attracted and kept families in LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale for generations. Ettyce Hill Moore, a third generation Washingtonian who grew up at 128 V . . . — Map (db m113985) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1859
The Nationals Baseball Club of Washington, D.C. is founded by a group, including government clerks, only 13 years after the first rules of the game were established. — Map (db m114053) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1910
President William Howard Taft becomes the first President to throw out the "ceremonial" first pitch to a major league game in Washington, D.C. — Map (db m114052) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1924
The Washington Senators defeat the New York Giants to win the World Series for the first and only time in the history of the franchise. — Map (db m114051) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1937
Washington hosts its first Major League All Star Game. The city would also host All Star Games in 1956, 1962, and 1969. — Map (db m114050) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1948
The Homestead Grays win the last of 9 Negro National League Titles during their heyday in Washington, D.C. — Map (db m114049) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1961
The original Senators move to Minneapolis to become the Twins, and Washington, D.C. is granted an expansion team. In 1962, the new Senators begin play at D.C. Stadium. — Map (db m114048) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1971
The final game in Washington ends in a forfeit win for the Yankees when fans storm the field. For over three decades the Nation's Capital is without a major league team. — Map (db m114047) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2005
Baseball returns to Washington, D.C. after a 33-year absence as the new Washington Nationals franchise hosts the Arizona Diamondbacks in their home opener on April 14th. — Map (db m114046) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Frank Oliver Howard"Hondo"
Frank Howard played for the Washington Senators from 1965 through 1971. One of the most physically intimidating hitters in baseball history Howard was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1960. He led the American League in home runs . . . — Map (db m114056) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Joshua (Josh) Gibson
Josh Gibson is considered one of the greatest power hitters in the history of baseball. The powerful catcher led the Washington Homestead Grays to eight of nine Negro National titles from 1937 through 1945. Gibson utilized a powerful swing, and . . . — Map (db m114055) 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 m113747) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Walter Perry Johnson"The Big Train"
Walter Johnson might have been the fastest pitcher in baseball history. With his sweeping sidearm delivery, the "Big Train" led the league in strikeouts 12 times during a 21 year career with the Washington Nationals from 1907 to 1927. Johnson won . . . — Map (db m114054) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream
[Image caption:] 2005 An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream When litter's on the ground, and the rain falls down, it ends up in the Anacostia River. So when you take your last drag, or you just have a . . . — Map (db m114117) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — Clean Rivers ProjectWater Is Life
Recycling Rain Rain is good for rivers, right? Not always. When heavy rains overwhelm storm drains, rainwater mixes with sewage, and the heavily polluted result—called Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)—winds up in Rock Creek,, the . . . — Map (db m114113) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — Historic Pumping StationWater Is Life
More Than a Century of Service You're standing before water pumping history— DC Water's Main Pumping Station. This beautiful and distinctive building was built in 1905 in the Beaux Arts style, like Union Station and the Corcoran . . . — Map (db m114112) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — Mildred Belle
Mildred Belle is an authentic Chesapeake Bay "buy boat" operated by Living Classrooms Foundation. Buy boats are an important part of. the Bay economy. They serve as "middlemen" on the bay, purchasing fish, crabs, and oysters directly from the . . . — Map (db m114111) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — PlayWater Is Life
Park It Here The great outdoors is getting even better thanks to the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. Existing parks have been cleaned up and improved, and new parks have been added to give residents and visitors a buffet of recreational . . . — Map (db m114114) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — Restore and ConnectWater Is Life
Uniting a City by Revitalizing a River For thousands of years, rivers have been the engines that fueled the world's greatest cities. But for decades, Washington's Anacostia River had been a symbol of pollution and division. Then in 2000, an . . . — Map (db m114116) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — The Lumber Shed Building
Concrete Structures Constructed: 1918-1919 Wooden Roof & Trusses Constructed: 1953 Renovation of Historic Building Completed: 2013 — Map (db m114110) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — This mural celebrates the return of the indigenous plants and wildlife...
This mural celebrates the return of the indigenous plants and wildlife to their native habitats in the Anacostia watershed. Designed and created by a group of students in the Corcoran Gallery of Art's ArtReach program. It was installed in the summer . . . — Map (db m114118) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Yates Building
This building was originally constructed in 1881 for use by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In an effort to fireproof the building and protect it contents, only stone, brick and metal materials were used in its construction. By 1907 the . . . — Map (db m114144) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Broadleaf Cattail • Káhkáhaskwar (kaw-kaw-has-quar)
Nearly every Native community in North America has used the cattail as food, medicine, or raw material for baskets and mats. The cattail contains ten times the amount of starch as potatoes--an important source of energy. The Micmac and . . . — Map (db m113966) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Can you find symbols for the sun,Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, — and the moon on the Welcome Plaza?
Can you find symbols for the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon on the Welcome Plaza? They are embedded into the stone beneath your feet, in their positions at sunset on the museum's birth date: November 28, 1989. The . . . — Map (db m114147) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock?
Shhhh, quiet please! Listen. Can you hear the echo of the water bouncing off the rock? Stand in front of this boulder, and listen to the echo of the water. This stone surface amplifies sound, just like ancient Mayan ball courts. In . . . — Map (db m113973) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: East
Did you know that this type of stone was used to make arrowheads? This 544 million-year-old rock is quartzite, a very hard stone used to make arrowheads by the local Nanticoke peoples. It came from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland's . . . — Map (db m114145) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: South
This boulder traveled more than 18,000 miles from the southernmost point of South America! Between 65 and 145 million years old, this granite stone was given to the museum by the Yagán people of Chile. The Yagán want this stone to represent their . . . — Map (db m113961) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Marker: West
This 300-year-old lava stone has a name: Kane Po. After a 20-year stay at the museum, it will return to its home in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park near Hilo. Native Hawaiians consider it to be a living relative. It is one of four Cardinal . . . — Map (db m113975) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Cardinal Direction Markers
Native peoples honor the Four Directions through ceremony, song, art, and architecture. On the edges of the museum site, four large stones known as Cardinal Direction Markers honor Native cultures of the north, south, east, and west. Can you . . . — Map (db m113969) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Earth
Earth These tiny spheres are the planet Earth and its Moon at one 10-billionth actual size. If Earth were this big, how far away would the Sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower panel to find our position in the solar . . . — Map (db m113977) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Meadow
This museum's meadow environment consists of abundant grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. The plants are perennials, growing or lying dormant with the seasons. Plant Medicine Meadows are important sources of medicinal plants used by . . . — Map (db m113955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Nora Naranjo-MorseSanta Clara Pueblo, b. 1953
Nora Naranjo-Morse Santa Clara Pueblo, b. 1953 Always Becoming Mud mixture (soil, sand, straw, and water), clay, stone, black locust wood, bamboo, yam vines, and pigment 26/5840 Naranjo-Morse and her family return annually . . . — Map (db m113956) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Phoebe Waterman HaasPublic Observatory
This observatory is named to celebrate the spirit of Emma Phoebe Waterman Haas. In 1913 she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the first woman to perform original research with a . . . — Map (db m114106) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Sassafras • Wináhk (Wee-nock)
For centuries, Native peoples have used the bark, roots, and leaves of the sassafras tree as medicine and flavoring in food and beverages. As Native peoples taught settlers how to harvest and use sassafras, demand grew quickly. In the 1700s, . . . — Map (db m113972) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Sun
The Sun is a medium-sized star mostly made of hot hydrogen and helium gas. Its 11-year solar cycle produces such features as sunspots, prominence, filaments, and plages (pronounced "plahzh"), and such events as flares and coronal mass . . . — Map (db m114102) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Sunflower • Wádxaweew (wah-ha-way-oh)
First cultivated by Native peoples in the Southwest nearly 3,000 years ago, the sunflower has become one of the most well-known and highly prized plants across the world. The Hidatsa, who live in present-day North Dakota, cultivated several . . . — Map (db m113962) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Swamp Milkweed • Wihsakán (wee-sah-quam)
Distinguished by its scarlet hourglass-shaped flowers and white sap, the swamp milkweed is a beautiful wetlands plant. The Menominee harvested the plant "heads" when in full bloom and added them to soup, or stored them for winter use. The Sac and . . . — Map (db m114146)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — The American Elm that Grew Along with America
This American elm (Ulmus Americana) is one of the oldest and most majestic trees on the Smithsonian grounds. It was planted around 1850, well before the opening of the National Museum of Natural History in 1910. Known as the Smithsonian . . . — Map (db m113994) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — The German-American Friendship Garden1683-1983
The German-American Friendship Garden 1683-1983 commemorates 300 years of German immigration and contributions to America and symbolizes the friendship between the German and American people — Map (db m114162) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Traditional Croplands
Agricultural Gifts to the World About 60 percent of the world's diet today is derived from Native American foods, such as potatoes, chilies, tomatoes, and even chocolate! Native peoples encouraged the growth of various plants together . . . — Map (db m113959) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Triceratops horridusBronze cast of prototype, USNM 517431
Triceratops roamed northwestern North America 70-65 million years ago, when the climate was much warmer and wetter. It dined on plants that included relatives of those you see here. This cast was created from the skull of our . . . — Map (db m113990) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Upland Hardwood Forest
You are standing next to an upland hardwood forest--a group of shrubs and more than 30 species of trees--that reflects the dense forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains and other local sites. The Forests' Bounty The Nanticoke and other . . . — Map (db m113971) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza First opened in 1974, the Hirshhorn's plaza displays recent sculptures by international artists. More than 400,000 people visit the sculpture garden and plaza each year. So while we invite you to . . . — Map (db m113987) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza First opened in 1974, the Hirshhorn's plaza displays recent sculptures by international artists. More than 400,000 people visit the sculpture garden and plaza each year. So while we invite you to . . . — Map (db m113997) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza First opened in 1974, the Hirshhorn's plaza displays recent sculptures by international artists. More than 400,000 people visit the sculpture garden and plaza each year. So while we invite you to . . . — Map (db m114000) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden First opened in 1974, this garden displays sculptures from Europe and North America dating from the 1880s to the present. More than 400,000 people visit this garden each year. So while we . . . — Map (db m113995) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden First opened in 1974, this garden displays sculptures from Europe and North America dating from the 1880s to the present. More than 400,000 people visit this garden each year. So while we . . . — Map (db m113996) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden First opened in 1974, this garden displays sculptures from Europe and North America dating from the 1880s to the present. More than 400,000 people visit this garden each year. So while we . . . — Map (db m113999) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Wetlands
These diverse wetlands--and the ducks, squirrels, and dragonflies that make their home here--represent the original Chesapeake Bay environment, the largest estuary in North America. Chesapeake means "Great Shellfish Bay" in the Algonquian . . . — Map (db m113965) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — What is this?
What is this? Known as a snag, this tree's rotting trunk and branches serve as a space for nests, nurseries, storage, foraging, roosting, and perching for birds, small mammals, and other urban wildlife. Why did this tree . . . — Map (db m113989) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — When does pollination happen?
Successful pollination requires year-around efforts. Plants have evolved with different flowering times that decrease competition among pollinators. Continuous blooms throughout the growing season provides pollinators with a constant food . . . — Map (db m113992)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Why is pollination important?
Pollination is vital for a strong ecosystem. Pollination has evolved over millions of years and benefits both flowering plants and pollinators. One three bites of food you eat depends on pollinators. Pollination by honey bees and other . . . — Map (db m113991) HM
Florida (Franklin County), Wewahitchka — British Fort Magazine
It is hard to imagine the horrible scene that greeted the first Americans to stand here on the morning of July 27, 1816. The remains of the 270 persons killed in the magazine explosion lay scattered about. They also found an arsenal of ten cannons, . . . — Map (db m114348) HM
Florida (Franklin County), Wewahitchka — Fort Gadsden
Side A Built in 1814 by Lieutenant Colonel Edward Nichols, His Majesty's Marines, as a rallying point to encourage the Seminole Indians to ally themselves with England against the United States in the War of 1812. Abandoned after 1814 [the . . . — Map (db m114346) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ponce Inlet — Cuban Rafts
The raft to your left washed ashore in Volusia County in 1989. Clothing found onboard suggests that children were among those on the raft. The orange life vest was left behind by the Coast Guard to indicate that these refugees were . . . — Map (db m114262) HM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayette County Veterans Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Fayette County in honor of our veterans who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and as a lasting memorial to these gallant servicemen who gave their lives that we may live in peace. World War . . . — Map (db m114288) WM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Fayette County Veterans Memorial
To Honor Our VeteransThis area is dedicated to the brave men and women of Fayette County who, throughout time, left their homes and families to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, in order that our freedom be preserved and our . . . — Map (db m114369) WM
Georgia (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Grady L. Huddleston
Dedicated To The Memory Of Grady L. Huddleston 1923-2001 Past Master: Fayetteville #711: 1958 Past Master: Tyrone #644: 1953 State House of Representatives: 1947-1960 Magistrate Judge: 1987-2000 — Map (db m114296) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Karina Miller Nature Preserve
The preserve was dedicated by Gwinnett County in 2005 on land purchased from the Miller family. The preserve includes 200 acres of land to remain undisturbed for future generations. It contains a variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, . . . — Map (db m114324) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Little Mulberry Park
History of the Park Land The land for Little Mulberry Park was purchased by Gwinnett County in three parcels from 1998 to 2001. The park officially opened in 2004. The property includes 890 acres of diverse landscape including two man-made . . . — Map (db m114326) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Old Oak Tree
Old Oak Tree This forest was once a pasture. This White Oak (Quercus alba) is over 100 years old and provides evidence that it occupied the edge of a formerly cleared pasture area. The other clue is the occasional piece of barbed . . . — Map (db m114330) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Auburn — Stone Structures
Stone Structures These stone structures range from neatly stacked cubic assemblies to scattered piles of rock (that appear to formerly have been neatly stacked). Some are stacked five to six feet tall. There are hundreds of these mounds . . . — Map (db m114344) HM
Georgia (Gwinnett County), Lawrenceville — Freeman's Mill
Freeman's MillWelcome to Freeman's Mill, the last operating gristmill in Gwinnett County. From the late 1860s to 1986, Freeman's Mill provided wheat flour, corn meal and feed meal for the county's residents and their animals. Its pond afforded . . . — Map (db m114273) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Fort Benning — 32nd Infantry Regiment MemorialThe Queens Own
Front Dedicated to the loyalty, spirit, and courage of those who served the Regiment and those who will. Rear Medal of Honor Recipients Pvt Joseph P. Martinez G.O. 71, 27 October 1943 LTC Don Carlos . . . — Map (db m114297) WM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Fort Benning — 87th Infantry Division Monument"Golden Acorn"
Stalwart and Strong World War II Rhineland   Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe Dedicated to the memory of the 87th Infantry Division soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure victory over Nazi Germany and in honor of . . . — Map (db m114067) WM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Fort Benning — Fallen Sniper Memorial
In honor of the U.S. Army sniper, those silent warriors who support and defend these United States of America their service, dedication and sacrifice for our liberties in past, present and future conflicts will never be forgotten. "one shot one kill. — Map (db m114069) WM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Fort Benning — Fort Benning POW Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice while Prisoners of War in ★★ World War II ★★ 1941 ★ ★ ★ 1945 ★★ Korea ★★ 1951 ★ . . . — Map (db m114070) WM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Fort Benning — Tropic Lightning Memorial
United by Sacrifice Artist Lynn Weiler Liverton This Tropic Lightning Memorial symbolizes heroes from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Global War on Terror coming together to pay tribute to their fallen comrades . . . — Map (db m114300) WM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Augusta Cotton Exchange
Organized 1872 Constructed 1886 Architect - Enoch William Brown Contractor - William Henry Goodrich Closed 1964 Entered in National Register of Historic Places 1978 — Map (db m114290) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Cotton
Although was cultivated an in small quantities in the South during the eighteenth century, it was not considered a profitable crop because of the difficulty of separating the seed from the fiber. In 1793, Eli Whitney, a young man from . . . — Map (db m114289) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Eve1806 - 1877
Paul Fitzsimmons Eve, native Augustan and a founder of the Medical College of Georgia, was a brilliant surgeon recognized internationally and a prolific writer. His war activities included aid to French, Italian and Confederate forces and service as . . . — Map (db m114274) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Floods
The Savannah River and its tributaries drain more than 10,000 square miles of an area that receives some of the heaviest rainfall on the continent. Augusta's location on a low bluff at the Fall Line of the river has made the city . . . — Map (db m114298) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Indians
Archaeological evidence has proven the existence of Indian villages in the Augusta area as early as 2,500 B.C., and a type of decorated pottery found at various sites is among the oldest in North America. Just north of the present-day city . . . — Map (db m114286) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Industrial Heritage
Augusta made major commitments to industrialization earlier than most other Southern cities, in response to a growing concern that the cotton states were becoming too economically dependent on the industrial North. Grist mills and sawmills . . . — Map (db m114284) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Navigation
During the period of exploration and settlement of the North American continent, the earliest means of transportation were the rivers, and the Savannah River was the major artery of the Southeast. Most of the river trade was in deerskins and . . . — Map (db m114304) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Paul Fitzsimmons Eve
(panel 1) Paul Fitzsimmons Eve Born near Augusta, Georgia June 27, 1806 Died in Nashville, Tennessee November 3, 1877 Major Field Surgeon Polish War 1830-1831 A founder of the Medical College of Georgia 1832 . . . — Map (db m114272) HM WM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — The Great Fire of 1916
The Great Fire of 1916 broke out on March 22nd at 6:20 p.m. in Kelly's Dry Goods Store, located in the Dyer Building at the northwest corner of Broad Street and Jackson (Eighth) Street. Whipped along by high winds, the flames rapidly spread to . . . — Map (db m114283) HM
Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — The Levee
Serious flooding of the Savannah River in 1852 prompted the first consideration of the construction of a levee, a man-made earth embankment, but Augusta experienced the calamity of several other destructive floods before construction of the levee . . . — Map (db m114302) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Milton L. Olive III Park
Medal of Honor-Recipient Posthumous, Milton L. Olive III Park, PFC U.S. Army Company B, 2b Battalion (Airborne) 503d Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade, Vietnam, 1965. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life . . . — Map (db m114226) WM
Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — Map (db m114212) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114216) HM
Kentucky (Lincoln County), Stanford — Benjamin Logan1742 - 1802
Established Logan's Fort 1775 Pioneer, Patriot, Soldier, Statesman 1925 — Map (db m114269) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 26 — Cemetery
This cemetery is a reproduction created as an example of early cemeteries. Each gravesite features wrought-iron or stone markers that once belonged to lost or flooded cemeteries.

The iron crosses are typical of Spanish-French influences. The . . . — Map (db m114086) HM

Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 29 — Pioneer CabinMid-1800s
Five generations of one family lived in the Pioneer Cabin until 1960. The cabin was built in the early to mid-1800s in Washington Parish at Sunny Hill near Franklinton. This part of Louisiana was part of the Florida parishes and became part of the . . . — Map (db m114085) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 5 — Split-Cypress Barnc. 1870
This type of barn is referred to a a Pieux Barn and is most commonly associated with the French Acadians. The building shows an example of inexpensive construction in which hand-split cypress, called pieux, was used.

It is a rare survivor of a . . . — Map (db m114088) HM

Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Archibald Mackenzie
Born on Prince Edward Isl., Canada, Mackenzie graduated Queen's College, Kingston, Ontario, with two degrees. He then earned a doctorate with high honors in Divinity and Philosophy at Glasgow University, Scotland. After ordination in the Church of . . . — Map (db m114104) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Felix Grundy Winder
Born in Terrebonne Parish, Felix Grundy Winder was a member of a family originally from Tennessee. His mother, Martha Grundy, was a daughter of Felix Grundy, the distinguished Tennessee friend and political advisor of Andrew Jackson and Attorney . . . — Map (db m114170) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls
Born in 1834, in Donaldsonville, Francis Nicholls attended West Point but turned to the law. He established his own law practice in Napoleonville in the late 1850s before entering the Army of the Confederacy as a Captain during the Civil War. . . . — Map (db m114103) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — George Seth Guion
Mississippi natives George Seth Guion and Caroline Lucretia Winder Guion moved to Thibodaux in 1831. Their Ridgefield Plantation included the land given to St. John,s Episcopal Church and Cemetery and the Guion Academy, two blocks away on Jackson . . . — Map (db m114082) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Georgiana Malvina Suthon
Born in 1850 in Assumption Parish to the Englishman Lucius Suthon and Assumption Parish native Manette Blanchard, Georgiana Suthon became an Episcopal missionary to Japan. Although she initially taught the bible in Tokyo, her eventual mastery of . . . — Map (db m114083) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — John A. Lovell
John A. Lovell worked initially on railroads and in the timber industry before entering into surveying. As a surveyor and engineer in Lafourche Parish during the first half of the 20th century, Lovell gained fame for his knowledge of the region's . . . — Map (db m114081) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson
Born in North Carolina in 1793, John Nelson was a veteran of the War of 1812 who moved to Tennessee and married Nancy Edwards of Davidson County in 1824. After her death, he migrated to Mississippi and married Maria Ann Robinson of Tennessee. He . . . — Map (db m114169) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Leonidas Polk
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1806, Polk attended the University of North Carolina before receiving an appointment to West Point, from which he graduated in 1827. He soon resigned his commission, however, was ordained an Episcopal priest, and . . . — Map (db m113542) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Philip Sargent Armitage
A son of a prominent Thibodaux merchant and a founder of St. John's Episcopal Church, Charles Armitage, Philip Armitage lived at the family home of the same name, om the Terrebonne Road south of Thibodaux. Possibly designed by one of Louisiana's . . . — Map (db m114105) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Richard Henry Allen
Richard Henry Allen was born in 1807, in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Following a career as a merchant in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in 1840 he moved to New Orleans and became a cotton factor. In 1859, Allen retired to Thibodaux, entered sugar cane . . . — Map (db m114080) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Silas T. Grisamore
Silas Grisamore arrived by steamboat from his native southern Indiana in the mid 1840s. He taught school in Assumption Parish, sold goods from flatboats on Bayou Lafourche, and eventually became a merchant in Thibodaux. During the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m114078) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — Whitmell Pugh Martin
Whitmell Martin, a native of Assumption Parish, was initially a chemist who studied and practiced law. After he served as superintendent of Lafourche Parish schools from 1894-1900, he was a District Attorney and eventually Judge for the 20th . . . — Map (db m114135) HM
Louisiana (Lafourche Parish), Thibodaux — William Alexander Shaffer
William Alexander Shaffer was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina, in 1796. His father migrated to the United States from Prussia. Shaffer settled in Louisiana, on Little Bayou Black, Terrebonne Parish, in 1835. He obtained a United States land . . . — Map (db m114084) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Audubon Park History
The history of the land bordered by St. Charles Avenue, Exposition Boulevard, Walnut Street and the Mississippi River - now known as Audubon Park - is as rich as any New Orleans tale. Originally comprised of abutting tracts of plantation land owned . . . — Map (db m114287) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Classic Designs
By 1893, Audubon Park was starting to resemble a modern city green space. As interest in improving the park grew, its leaders corresponded with several well-known designers, including Frederick Law Olmsted, to discuss the park's future. In 1898, . . . — Map (db m114194) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — First Presbyterian Church
Organized 1817.

The first pastor (1818-1820), the Rev. Sylvester Larned, built a church in 1819 in the plain Gothic Style on St. Charles Street near Gravier Street, William Brand, Architect-Builder.

A Greek Revival style church was erected . . . — Map (db m114223) HM

Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
Founded 1886 as the Coordinate Women's College of Tulane University by Josephine Louise Le Mommier Newcomb (1816-1901) in memory of her daughter Harriott Sophie Newcomb (1855-1870).

Originally located in the former Thomas Hale House at Camp . . . — Map (db m114187) HM

Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Newcomb Pottery Garden
The Newcomb Pottery Garden honors the artistic legacy of Newcomb Pottery, a quasi-commercial enterprise established in the late 19th century in association with the curriculum of Newcomb College...During its forty-five years in existence, the . . . — Map (db m114188) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
Erected 1928-1930. W.W Van Meter, Architect and Builder. A gift to the congregation from Alice Affleck Bloomfield in memory of her husband William B. Bloomfield John Samuel Land, Pastor, 1917-1959 Stained glass windows by Oidtmann . . . — Map (db m114224) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Tulane Stadium
Tulane Stadium was the original home of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints from 1967-1974. The Saints' first regular season game was held on September 17, 1967. Most notable for John Gilliam's returned 94-yard kickoff return on the . . . — Map (db m114221) HM
Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Morganza — Mississippi RiverMorganza Floodway — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Mississippi River levee breeches in the Morganza area between 1780 and 1890 resulted in 15 major floods affecting Pointe Coupée Parish and all those to the south as far as the Gulf of Mexico.

Mississippi River levee breeches in the Morganza . . . — Map (db m114158) HM

Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — Mississippi RiverNew Roads Old Ferry Landing — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Significant prehistoric flooding in this area of the Mississippi River occurred through the breaches in the river's natural levees along the Pointe Coupée coast, which was vulnerable to erosion and overtopping by floodwaters.

The “Old . . . — Map (db m114329) HM

Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Krotz Springs — Atchafalaya RiverTeche-Vermilion Pump Station — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The Flood Control Act of 1966 authorized the Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water Project, which provided funding for the construction of the system that now transfers water from the Atchafalaya River into Bayou Teche and the Vermilion River.

Efforts . . . — Map (db m114155) HM

Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Opelousas — Louisiana Memorial Methodist Church
The first Methodist Church in Louisiana began here in 1805 and is called "The Cradle of Louisiana Methodism." The first conference of Louisiana Methodists convened here in 1847. — Map (db m114178) HM
Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Opelousas — Louisiana Memorial United Methodist ChurchThe Cradle of Louisiana Methodism
In 1805, Elisha W. Bowman was sent as a Missionary to Louisiana by Bishops Whatcoat and Asbury, reaching Appelousas territory in late 1805. He organized a Methodist Society in Opelousas early in 1806, which was as near as can be . . . — Map (db m114154) HM
Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Opelousas — St. Landry Catholic Cemetery
Side 1

Established circa 1798; Opelousas oldest cemetery. Located on land donated by Michel Prudhomme in 1796. It is the final resting place of numerous New York Orphan Train Riders and many veterans of wars dating back to the American . . . — Map (db m114225) HM

Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Port Barre — Bayou Courtableau at Bayou Teche HeadwatersPort Barre Park — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Steamboat travel was frequently affected by low water, immovable rafts of debris, underwater snags and shifting sandbars, including one at the junction of Bayou Courtableau and the Atchafalaya River called Le Petit Diable ("The Little . . . — Map (db m114305) HM
Louisiana (Saint Landry Parish), Washington — Bayou CourtableauSteamboat Turnaround — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The width of Bayou Courtableau at the Town of Washington was too narrow to maintain steamboat operations until a turning basin was completed in 1848, allowing steamboats to reverse course and head back downstream.

Originally called the . . . — Map (db m114285) HM

Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Atchafalaya — Atchafalaya RiverAtchafalaya Welcome Center — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The levee that surround this section of the lower Atchafalaya Floodway are about 15 miles apart and were built in the 1930s. Their construction- and the straightening of the Atchafalaya River in this area- forever changed the Atchafalaya . . . — Map (db m114176) HM
Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Atchafalaya — Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge
"The Atchafalaya elevated expressway is hereby designated the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge in honor of the brave members and veterans of the Airborne forces and the patriotic spirit they represent...."

The Legislature of Louisiana Act . . . — Map (db m114177) WM

Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Butte La Rose — Atchafalaya RiverButte La Rose Boat Landing — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The Atchafalaya River is North America’s fifth-largest river according to discharge and, together with the Mississippi, accounts for about 90 percent of the freshwater discharge into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Atchafalaya River is North . . . — Map (db m114219) HM

Louisiana (Saint Martin Parish), Henderson — Atchafalaya FloodwayHenderson — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Annual flooding in the Acthafalaya Basin provides an ideal crawfish habitat. Today, most of Louisiana's crawfish production comes from farms, but the Basin still leads in the production of wild-caught crawfish.

The Atchafalaya Basin is one . . . — Map (db m114220) HM

Maryland (Allegany County), Mount Savage — On This Site in 1844
On this site in 1844 were rolled the first iron rails made in the United States. For this technological achievement, the Mount Savage Iron Works was awarded a silver medal by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia This plaque was dedicated in . . . — Map (db m114318) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Azalea Garden1970
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — CompostingGreen Thumbs Up!
. . . — Map (db m114205) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Conservatory1969
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Formal Gardens1969
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Fragrance Garden1972 — Re-designed 1994
The original design for this garden area was conceived as a Garden for the Senses, which included many features intended for blind visitors, including plants with notable fragrances and a water feature that ran the length of the garden—adding . . . — Map (db m114202) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Garden Lunch/Recess LessonsSchool's Outside
What Plants Do You Eat? It's no secret that humans depend on plants for food. But, have you ever thought about what parts of the plant that you are eating? Take a look at the six basic plant parts: Seeds, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers . . . — Map (db m114211)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Matthew HensonA Lifetime of Exploration
August 8, 1866 - Born in Charles County, Maryland. 1877-1879 - At the age of 12, leaves home to live in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. 1879-1884 - Joins the crew of the ship "Katie Hines" as a cabin boy and explores the . . . — Map (db m114209) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Matthew HensonA Lifetime of Exploration
August 8, 1866 - Born in Charles County, Maryland. 1877-1879 - At the age of 12, leaves home to live in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. 1879-1884 - Joins the crew of the ship "Katie Hines" as a cabin boy and explores the . . . — Map (db m114210) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Trial Garden1974
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — What Happened Here?Brookside Gardens
On July 25, 2010 a microburst (similar to a tornado) tore through this section of the Gardens, breaking and toppling many large trees in a matter of seconds. As this old tuliptree fell, parts of the substantial root system lifted an entire section . . . — Map (db m114207) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Hagerstown — Our Journey Transports Us Through Time

"This sculpture is very significant to me. It depicts the importance of transportation to the history of my home county. It is made all the more special because it is installed outside my library in Hagerstown, the place where I dreamed and was . . . — Map (db m114375) HM

Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Main and North Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
The 1927 Eola Hotel is the tallest building in downtown Natchez. Named for Eola Levy, the daughter of developer Isadore Levy, it became a center for social activity for the city. Celebrities who visited the hotel in the mid-1900s . . . — Map (db m114303) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Commerce streetsNatchez Trails
The present Temple B'nai Israel, built in 1904, replaced an 1870s temple that burned (pictured above). Both reflect the success of Jewish merchants after the Civil War. Jews lived in Natchez as early as the late 1700s, but their numbers . . . — Map (db m114299) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Union streets
All four of the houses at this intersection were built before the Civil War, and three are associated with the family of Joseph Quegles, a Spaniard who settled in Natchez during the Spanish period (1779-1798).

Four houses near the . . . — Map (db m114301) HM

Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Smart-Griffin-Angelety House - 180 St. Catherine Street
Ida McGuire Gillespie (left) and Odille Angelety grew up across the street from each other on St. Catherine Street and were lifelong friends. Odille never married and had a long distinguished career as a teacher at nearby Brumfield High School. . . . — Map (db m114291) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Wheaton-McGuire House - 125 St. Catherine StreetNatchez Trails
Lettie Stanton, most likely born into slavery and possibly at Brandon Hall, had a stable relationship with cotton planter William Page, who never married anyone else and fathered her two daughters, heirs to the Page estate.

Margaret Page, daughter . . . — Map (db m114292) HM

Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — A Leap Just in Time
I've been a pretty tough old bird, but I wouldn’t want to go through that again! Grace Miller August 1959

Survival Tactics

Seventy-something-year-old Grace Miller was a self-professed “tough old bird.” When she found . . . — Map (db m114166) HM

Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Something is terribly wrong
Something is Terribly Wrong

Fourteen-year-old Darwin Steffler was in bed in his family’s lakeside lodge about 5.5 miles east of here, when he felt the earthquake strike. After checking on his little brothers, he race through the darkened . . . — Map (db m114157) HM

Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — The Lake that TiltedStories of Narrow Escapes
Imagine what it was like... A lake that tipped...a woman who leaped from her home just in time...a performer who didn't let an earthquake stop her...cabins swallowed by waves that came out of nowhere...a highway that vanished...

Here at . . . — Map (db m114161) HM

Nevada (Esmeralda County), Goldfield — 242 — Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building
This was the communications center of Goldfield from 1906 until 1963. From 1904 to 1920, Goldfield boomed as a gold producing center. It was the largest (20,000+) city in Nevada during that period, having four railroads and other modern . . . — Map (db m114228) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — The Crystal Bar
The doors were first opened for business in 1771 by original owner Grant Israel. In the early 1880's Con Sheen became the second owner. In 1909 William H. Marks became the third owner. The bar is still in the family as William L. And Margaret Marks . . . — Map (db m114271) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Reno — 13-A — Emigrant Trail--Truckee River Route
(front plaque) Marker No.T.R.R. 13-A -- Truckee Meadows the California bound emigrants rested here before ascending the Sierras to the west (back plaque) This marker is No 13-A of a total of 70 placed along the Humbolt, . . . — Map (db m113027) HM
New Jersey (Bergen County), River Vale — In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6)1938-1947
In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6) 1938-1947 20 Battle Stars World War II Presidential Unit Citation Navy Unit Commendation Most battle stars awarded to any World War II ship. Only fast carrier to be awarded both the Presidential Unit . . . — Map (db m113981) WM
New Jersey (Bergen County), River Vale — USS Enterprise (CV-6) Stern Plate
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Stern Plate Mr. Henry Hoffman, the engineer responsible for the dismantling of the Enterprise between 1958 and 1960, had the foresight to recognize the historical significance of the Aircraft Carrier’s stern plate. In 1959 . . . — Map (db m113980) WM
New Jersey (Salem County), Pennsville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.       Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114213) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Raritan Veterans Memorial
In Memory of The Men From Raritan Borough Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In Defense of Our Country World War I Sante Moretti, Angelo Simonitti And Those Others Whose Names Are Only Known to God and Country World War II Dominic . . . — Map (db m114156) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Raritan Veterans Monument
Dedicated To All Veterans Of Raritan Borough To the Honor And Glory of Those Who Bravely Served In All Wars, To Keep Our Country a Land of Freedom. They Are Not Lost Who Fought and Fell, They Are Only Waiting Ahead. . . . — Map (db m114160) WM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Raritan — Somerset County Veterans Monument
Somerset County Distinguished Military Service Dedicated To The Brave Men and Women Of The Armed Forces Of The United States of America Who Served and Sacrificed Their Lives To Protect the Principles of Freedom, Equality, Justice, . . . — Map (db m114159) WM
New York (Chemung County), Elmira — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.           Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114217) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Ames — James Mereness
Local Doctor Who Was Active In Anti-Slavery Movement Reportedly Hid Freedom Seekers In His Nearby Home As Part Of Underground RR — Map (db m114024) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Slocum Memorial Fountain
Tompkins Square Park Dedicated in 1906, this fountain serves as a reminder of those who died aboard the excursion steamer General Slocum on June 15, 1904. Prior to September 11, 2001, the burning of the General Slocum had the highest death toll . . . — Map (db m114261) HM
New York (Saratoga County), Schuylerville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.           Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114218) HM
North Carolina (Moore County), Southern Pines — John Tyrant Patrick
Founded the village of Vineland in 1884 Incorporated as the town of Southern Pines March 7, 1887 — Map (db m114036) HM
North Carolina (Richmond County), Cordova — K-23 — North Carolina/South Carolina
(obverse) North Carolina Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c.1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776. (reverse) South Carolina Formed in 1712 from . . . — Map (db m114030) HM

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