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By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
Only remains from original camp.
1 Alabama, Pickens County, Aliceville — Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp1942 - 1945
During World War II, the United States Army interned 6,000 German prisoners of war here on a 400 acre site, employing 1,000 American military and civilian personnel. Major Karl H. Shriver commanded Corps of Engineers forces which began construction . . . Map (db m92642) HM
2 Arizona, Cochise county, Sierra Vista — Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post OfficeBill's Trading Post/G & M Stronghold Steakhouse — Daisy Mae's Steakhouse —
335 North Garden Avenue Built in 1905 This is perhaps the oldest building still standing in Sierra Vista. Mr. John Reilly homesteaded the property and received the patent for the land in March of 1911. John Reilly and his wife Ellen sold . . . Map (db m27895) HM
3 Arizona, Cochise County, Sierra Vista — USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service ClubLandmark Restaurant
400 W. Fry Blvd. Built in 1942 Originally constructed as a USO Club on land purchased by the U.S. Government from Mrs. Margaret Carmichael for the sum of $1.00, this facility served military personnel during World War II. It was closed . . . Map (db m27893) HM
4 Arizona, Maricopa County, Wickenburg — Henry Wickenburg1819-1905
Founder of the Vulture Mine and town of Wickenburg Sculptor Clyde Ross Morgan Commission by the Wickenburg Rotary ClubMap (db m29474) HM
5 Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Patagonia — Patagonia Depot
The New Mexico and Arizona Railroad which served Patagonia, was built by the Santa Fe in 1881-82 and was operated after 1897 by the Southern Pacific. The last portion of this line, terminating at Patagonia, was abandoned in 1962. The Patagonia . . . Map (db m24108) HM
6 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Prescott
Prescott, Yavapai County Seat, founded 1864 on Granite Creek, source of Placer gold. Named for William Hickling Prescott, Historian, first Gov. JN. N. Goodwin, Appointee of Abraham Lincoln. Established first territorial capital of Arizona here. At . . . Map (db m18805) HM
7 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Welcome to Prescott
Founded in 1864, Prescott is Arizona's Mile High City and seat of Yavapai County government. Named for historian William Hickling Prescott, it was established on the banks of Granite Creek in 1864. Today it is the home to the Bob Stump VA . . . Map (db m33042) HM
8 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — Robert G. Fowler
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9 Arkansas, Benton County, Rogers — First United Methodist ChurchA.O. Clarke, Architect — Built 1908 —
This building is a pinnacle of A.O. Clarke's interweaving use of limestone and brick, Romanesque arches, and stained glass window detail. In 1996, the historic sanctuary was renovated and is one of the highlights of the church. The trademark steeple . . . Map (db m93331) HM
10 Arkansas, Benton County, Rogers — Victory Theater
The Rogers Victory Theater Opened Monday, December 5, 1927, to a packed crowd of 750. First Production: "American Beauty" Notable Performers Over the Years: Will Rogers, Conway Twitty Designed by A.O. Clarke Built by John Myler It . . . Map (db m90740) HM
11 Arkansas, Fulton County, Mammoth Spring — 93 — Civil War in Fulton County / Action at Salem
Civil War in Fulton CountyFulton County men fought on both sides in the Civil War, and some were arrested in 1861 as members of the Unionist Peace Society. U.S. troops marched through in April 1862 during the Pea Ridge Campaign. Fulton County . . . Map (db m179988) HM
12 Arkansas, Grant County, Sheridan — American Legion B-17 Veterans Memorial
2nd. Lt. George H. Davis Dubuque. Ia. Pilot 2nd. Lt. Robt. V. Turchetto Nutley, N. J. Co-Pilot T/Sgt Peter K. Ikanovich Bisbee, Ariz. S/Sgt Arthur N. Potter Sutton, Mass. 2nd Lt. Philip E. Niewolak Dunkirk, N.Y., . . . Map (db m228715) HM WM
13 Arkansas, Logan County, Paris — 47 — Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie
In late September 1863, Confederate Col. J.O. Shelby's cavalry headed north to raid into Missouri. On Sept. 27, 1863, Shelby's scouts found Co. H, 1st Arkansas Infantry (U.S.) camped at Haguewood Prairie near present-day Paris. The Union troops . . . Map (db m129518) HM
14 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock — 5 — The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou FourcheThe Battle Before The Fall Of Little Rock
Looking northeast to your right about 300 yards downstream, you can see the area of the primary fighting of the Battle of Bayou Fourche. Fighting began about noon on Wednesday, September 10, 1863, after Union Brigadier General John Davidson's troops . . . Map (db m116532) HM
15 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock — 6 — The Little Rock Campaign - Riverfront ParkLittle Rock Falls
Early in August of 1863 the Union Army began a march from Helena to Little Rock. Confederate troops, commanded by Major General Sterling Price, waited to defend the city primarily from the ridge north of the Arkansas River. But Federal forces . . . Map (db m116536) HM
16 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Macarthur Park — The Little Rock Arsenal
Shortly after Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836, the Federal government established the Little Rock Arsenal for the storage of munitions and weapons in defense of the frontier. Eventually, more than thirty buildings were constructed on . . . Map (db m117241) HM
17 Arkansas, Randolph County, Pocahontas — American Civil War Monument
(side 1) Erected in memory of the significant pain and lasting effects suffered by the people of Pocahontas and Randolph County during the Civil War. (side 2) Site of the capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson, who was . . . Map (db m172095) HM WM
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18 Arkansas, Sebastian County, Fort Smith — 15 — Confederate [and] Union Occupation of Fort Smith
On April 23, 1861, the U.S. garrison at Fort Smith abandoned the post as Confederate militiamen approached. Fort Smith became an important recruiting and training center for Confederate forces in west Arkansas. Troops from Fort Smith fought at . . . Map (db m57916) HM
19 Arkansas, Washington County, Fayetteville — James William Fulbright
President of University of Arkansas 1939-1941. U.S. Representative 1943-1944. U.S. Senator 1945. Delegate to the United Nations 1954. Author of Fulbright Resolution for International Cooperation 1943. Originator of Fulbright . . . Map (db m59915) HM
20 Arkansas, Washington County, Fayetteville — James William FullbrightApril 9, 1905-February 9, 1995
A distinguished scholar, author, statesman, leader President of the University of Arkansas 1939-1941 U.S. Representative 1943-1945 U.S. Senator 1945-1974 Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1959-1974 Author of the Fulbright . . . Map (db m224690) HM
21 Arkansas, White County, Bald Knob — 27 — Confederate Salt Works Destroyed
Gen. J.R. West led 3,094 U.S. cavalrymen in pursuit of 4,000 Confederate horsemen under Col. T.H. McCray and Gen. J.O. Shelby on Aug. 6, 1864. The U.S. troops rode to Austin, Stony Point, Searcy, and Augusta. On Aug. 11, troops of the 10th Illinois . . . Map (db m116192) HM
22 California, Alameda County, Livermore — William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / De Anza Expedition Campsite
[Side 1:] William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 Pioneer settler, a descendant of Quakers who emigrated from England with William Penn. He crossed the plains on horseback in 1845. Was a member of Fremont’s Battalion in 1846 and . . . Map (db m196958) HM
23 California, Butte County, Chico — 313 — Hooker Oak
The massive and majestic Hooker Oak, which occupied this site, was named in honor of renowned British Botanist Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. The Hooker Oak was acclaimed to be the largest Valley Oak in the world before it fell on May 1, 1977. Age . . . Map (db m100595) HM
24 California, Contra Costa County, Lafayette — Pioneer Store
Benjamin Shreve, the settlement's earliest known schoolteacher, entered the general merchandise business in 1855. Credited with naming the town, he was appointed first postmaster of Lafayette in 1857. He erected this building in the early . . . Map (db m152802) HM
25 California, Contra Costa County, Lafayette — Way Side Inn
Built in 1894 as a hotel and tavern by Edward J. Brady & Co. on a portion of the mill lot once owned by Elam Brown. Colorful name bestowed by T. H. Reed, a later proprietor.Map (db m144949) HM
26 California, Del Norte County, Crescent City — Remembering Billy Boone
The monument you are looking at is dedicated to Billy Boone. But who was Billy Boone? Former newspaper publisher Wally Griffin, remembers him as a "promoter" of Del Norte County, but most people who remember him recall that he was instrumental in . . . Map (db m92062) HM
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27 California, Del Norte County, Crescent City — Tsunamis are Synonymous With Crescent CitySurge Depth Here: 7.75 Feet
Thirty-seven tsunamis have been observed or recorded on the North Coast since the first tide gauge was installed in Crescent City in 1933. All but five were tele-tsunamis (the source was far away). Crescent City, known as "Tsunami Central,” has . . . Map (db m183655) HM
28 California, El Dorado County, Georgetown — 484 — Georgetown
Founded August 7, 1849 by George Phipps and party. Nicknamed Growlersburg from the heavy nuggets that “growled” in the miners’ pans. Georgetown was the hub of an immensely rich gold area. After the disastrous fire of 1852 the old town . . . Map (db m57962) HM
29 California, El Dorado County, Pollock Pines — Jenkinson Lake
Honoring Walter E. Jenkinson, our fellow citizen who dedicated his life to this project which brought water to our city and fertile lands.Map (db m851) HM
30 California, Fresno County, Kingsburg — The History of the Town Kingsburg
The history of the Town of Kingsburg begins in the early 1870's when the Central Pacific Railroad ws built and the train stop was named "Kings River Switch." Later it was named Wheatville, then Kingsbury in 1874, and Kingsburgh in 1875. With its . . . Map (db m95363)
31 California, Glenn County, Orland — Orland’s Cannons
This 57 mm anti-tank gun M1 was one of 16,000 built between 1941 and 1944 for the U.S. Army. Pulled by an armored half-track, the M1 weapon used armor-piercing ammunition and was widely used in the European theater of operations. It . . . Map (db m173311) HM WM
32 California, Kings County, Hanford — Carnegie Museum
Built with funds donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this building served as Hanford's Public Library from the time it opened in February of 1906 until it was replaced by a new library in 1968. It now houses a local historical museum.Map (db m153547) HM
33 California, Kings County, Hanford — Kings County Courthouse
The original Kings County courthouse, built in 1896, served as the seat of Kings County government until 1979.Map (db m153549) HM
34 California, Kings County, Hanford — Kings County Jail
Kings County's original jail served as a home for prisoners and the county sheriff's office from 1897 until 1964.Map (db m153548) HM
35 California, Lassen County, Susanville — Larry Griffith
Lassen County Deputy Sheriff Larry Griffith was killed in the line of duty March 2, 1995 On that date, Deputies Larry Griffith, Henry Mahan, William Freitas and Wayne Aldridge were on duty on the Madeline Plains and were . . . Map (db m87781) HM
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36 California, Los Angeles County, Altadena — O. Oliver GoodallFirst Lieutenant — Army Air Corps
Lt. O. Oliver Goodall lived at 679 W. Harriet Street from 1961 until his death in 2010 and made a powerful impact on his adopted communities of Altadena and Pasadena, in addition to contributing to elevating the dignity and civil rights of . . . Map (db m145504) HM WM
37 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Granada Hills — Granada Hills Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to all Veterans who have served their country in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.Map (db m181398) WM
38 California, Marin County, Mill Valley — Mill Valley Railroad Depot
Constructed in 1929 by Northwestern Pacific Railroad, this mission revival-style depot replaced an earlier station at the same location. The first train arrived in Mill Valley in 1890 at a time when the town was called Eastland. This depot served . . . Map (db m102444) HM
39 California, Mariposa County, Mariposa — Capital Saloon
Rebuilt of brick in 1867, one year after the devastating Mariposa fire, Joseph H. Miller's Capital Saloon also saw duty as the Mariposa Post Office. Miller served as Postmaster until his death in 1887. Daughter-in-law Lucy Miller severed as . . . Map (db m192088) HM
40 California, Mariposa County, Mariposa — Mariposa Meat Market
Charles Hertel purchased this property from J.C. Fremont in 1859. The original building burned down in 1866 and was replaced with a fireproof brick structure that has a sod roof. The brick is now covered with plaster. It operated under various . . . Map (db m192087) HM
41 California, Orange County, Orange — First Site of the Olive Mill
The 3-story flour and feed mill established by Thomas Dillin and his sons began operation Nov. 1, 1882. Its motive power was derived from a turbine turned by Santa Ana River irrigation water flowing down to the valley below. On Sept 29, 1889, . . . Map (db m230936) HM
42 California, Orange County, Orange — The Orange Plaza
The Orange Plaza boundaries were established by the first survey of the site of Richland. This gift to the town, by A.S. Chapman and Andrew Glassell has been the focal point for local festivals and activities for over 100 years. After determined . . . Map (db m189678) HM
43 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
44 California, Placer County, Tahoe City — Tahoe City’s “Big Tree”
For over 125 years a grand pine tree known as the “Big Tree” stood in the centerline of Highway 28 in the heart of Tahoe City. In 1940 the Federated Women’s Club literally joined hands around the tree when the California Division of Highways’ . . . Map (db m34524) HM
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45 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
46 California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Heroic Veterans
Dedicated to the heroic veterans of Palm Springs who served that we may live in freedom.Map (db m206176) WM
47 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Old Sacramento — Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope”
Dedicated April 13, 2000 Sacramento by James Stretesky George E. Kuchler Family Rotary Club of Sacramento Burnett & Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Co – Since 1869 Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Sacramento Metro Chamber of . . . Map (db m15702) HM
48 California, Sacramento County, Walnut Grove — Charles “Chuck” TisonOctober 8, 1930 – September 24, 2002
Charles “Chuck” Tison and his wife Betty moved to Walnut Grove in 1956 where they raised four children who all attended local schools. In 1969 the couple formed the Ti-Gas Company, a LP Gas sales & service distributor which is still a . . . Map (db m37402) HM
49 California, Sacramento County, Walnut Grove — Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates
Delta Transmission Towers The Delta area is home to four separate transmission towers which provide reception for television and radio stations serving the residents of Northern California. Three of the towers rival some of the tallest . . . Map (db m37390) HM
50 California, Sacramento County, Walnut Grove — Walnut Grove, Est. 1850/Locke, Est. 1915
Walnut Grove, Est 1850 Walnut Grove was established in 1850 by John W. Sharp and is one of the earliest settlements along the Sacramento River. Chosen because of the abundant walnut and oak forests in the area, the town quickly prospered as an . . . Map (db m37406) HM
51 California, San Diego County, Coronado — Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree
In May, 1936, the Rotary Club planted this starpine for the citizens of Coronado. This tree given by Emily T. Thompson in memory of her husband Charles.Map (db m117524) HM
52 California, San Joaquin County, Lathrop — America's First Coast-to-Coast RoadHistoric Lincoln Highway
(First panel:) America's first coast to coast road Established 1913 (Second panel:) 1924-1967 Site of Original Wiggins Trading Post serving travelers along the Lincoln Highway Map (db m156556) HM
53 California, Santa Clara County, Alviso — The Port and Town of Alviso
The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department and the Santa Clara Valley Water District dedicated the Alviso Marina County Park on September 24, 2005. First known to the Ohlone Indians, the lands of The Alviso Marina County Park . . . Map (db m24407) HM
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54 California, Santa Clara County, Campbell, Downtown — B.O. Curry Building
This Califomia Mission Revival-style structure was built by B. O. Curry in 1913 to house his insurance and real estate businesses. Curry came to Califomia in 1874 and made his fortune in gold mines and timber in the Sierra Nevada. Between . . . Map (db m154814) HM
55 California, Santa Clara County, Campbell, Downtown — Downing Building
This California Mission Revival-style building, constructed in 1905, is the second oldest commercial structure in Campbell. It is typical of the stores built in small towns in the early 1900s. Upper floor served as housing quarters and . . . Map (db m154807) HM
56 California, Santa Clara County, Gilroy — “Alcalde”John Cameron Gilroy — “Legacy of Gilroy” Commemorating the Historic Hospitality District —
John Cameron Gilroy circa 1854 John Cameron Gilroy, native of Scotland, arrived in Spanish California in 1814, and became the first permanent English speaking settler. He married Maria Clara de la Ascencion Ortega, daughter of the family that . . . Map (db m68909) HM
57 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, South San Jose — Gordon House Reported permanently removed
Welcome to the Gordon House Home of the Rotary Club of San Jose Hanford Lennox Gordon was born in 1846 and over his lifetime held a variety of positions as attorney, and officer for the Union Army during the Civil War, a farmer, and . . . Map (db m52126) HM
58 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, South San Jose — O’Brien’sCandy Store & Ice Cream Parlor
Acclaimed as "the prettiest and most attractive candy store on the Pacific Coast," O'Brien's Candy Store was more than a business to San Joseans, it was an institution—the natural place to stroll after a show or the ideal place to meet a friend. . . . Map (db m52163) HM
59 California, Siskiyou County, Etna — Johnson - Joss Memorial Park
Alexander Johnson donated the land for the first High School, City Park and the Catholic Church. Leonard Joss, naturalist, landscaped the first city park, planted diverse flora all around Etna. In honor of their generosity we dedicated . . . Map (db m58567) HM
60 California, Solano County, Benicia — Solano HotelIn Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker
[Obverse:] Dedicated April 23, 1997 SOLANO HOTEL Pony Express Route Apr. 23, 1860 - Sep. 8, 1861 Home Station Apr. 23, 1860 - Apr. 15, 1861 By Benicia Historical Society Benicia (N.G.S.W.)Native Sons Benicia . . . Map (db m29711) HM
61 California, Solano County, Dixon — Halfway HouseIn Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker
{Obverse:} Dedicated April 23, 1998 Halfway House Added Station Apr. 23, 1860 - Sep. 8, 1861 By Sidney & Diane Schroeder Family Ron Dupratt Family John & Patty Greiner Family Dixon Historical Society American Legion . . . Map (db m29940) HM
62 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Armistead Building
Dr. Armistead and Leland Parker, a pharmacist, practiced in Hills Ferry until the late 1890’s. In 1897 Dr. Armistead built the 2 story brick building. Leland Parker established Rexall Drug store on the street level. Dr. Armistead’s medical office on . . . Map (db m208550) HM
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63 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Carnegie Library
In 1913 the Women’s Improvement Club applied for a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation to build a library. In 1918 the Newman free library joined the Stanislaus County Library system. The library was built in 1919 following WWI for $7,600, . . . Map (db m208312) HM
64 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Dr. Stratton's Hospital
Newman’s 2nd hospital built in 1900 by J.A. Stratton. Doctors were J.A. Stratton, J.W. Reed and Ward. Wilmar Jensen, Attorney, moved his office from the IOOF building in 1955. Mark Jensen joined the firm in 1987, Jensen and Jensen, Attorneys. The . . . Map (db m209005) HM
65 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Dutch Corner School House
The school was built in 1878 at Dutch Corners, moved to present site in the late 1890’s. Charlie Poy, who had cooked for the railroad crews from his kitchen tent, opened Newman’s first restaurant. Other restaurants followed including Las Flores . . . Map (db m208487) HM
66 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Giovannoni Building
In 1913, Peter J. Giovannoni built a garage for Frank Patchett’s new Ford dealership, known as the Patchett-Hendy Co. When the Ford company moved to a larger location, it became Frank Nunes Garage. Also the location for City offices, police . . . Map (db m213850) HM
67 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — IOOF Building
The International Order of Odd Fellows building was a wooden structure built in 1892. It was replaced with the current building in 1928. After a 2009 fire, the Odd Fellows Lodge repaired the building. In 2011 the building was purchased by the City . . . Map (db m208404) HM
68 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Knights of Pythias
In 1886 the Lodge was organized in Hills Ferry. They moved to Newman in 1910 to the newly constructed 3 story building. Street level retail space, 2nd floor meeting rooms and 3rd floor the social hall. Knights of Pythias referred to their lodges as . . . Map (db m208394) HM
69 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Old Rose Garage
The Mission Revival Style building was built in 1921 by Tom Rose. The Old Rose Garage sold and repaired Studebaker automobiles. Upon his death in 1940, the business went to his son Albert A. Rose. He continued in business until the early 70’s.Map (db m208639) HM
70 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Simon Newman Building
In 1869 Simon Newman purchased a mercantile store in Hills Ferry from John Sharp. In 1888 he built a new store in Newman, to become the largest store between Stockton and Fresno selling dry goods, groceries, hardware and agricultural implements. The . . . Map (db m209009) HM
71 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — St. Clair Corner
Built in the early 1900’s by Charles St. Clair for a hardware store. In 1931 he replaced the wooden structure with a brick building and a chalk rock house in back to store flammables. August 17, 1951 Ernie Prien bought the building and relocated . . . Map (db m208644) HM
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72 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — St. George Hotel
Built in 1908 by J. Alves & Co., Jose Alves and Tom Enos, brother-in-law, from São Jorges, Azores. Stained glass windows depict scenes from the island. The hotel had 14 rooms and 1 bath upstairs and an office, lobby and saloon downstairs. It was one . . . Map (db m208400) HM
73 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — The West Side Index
In 1896 Innis Sturgeon published the first issue of the paper from the Main Street location. Alvin Fleharty bought the paper in 1903. Fire destroyed the building in 1906 and years of records were lost. The business moved in 1929 to the present . . . Map (db m208712) HM
74 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — West Side Santitarium
Dr James Dowle moved Dowle’s Sanitarium from Hills Ferry in 1893 to Fresno and Main Streets to become West Side Sanitarium. Newman’s 1st hospital was moved again in 1910 to its present location. It was a hospital until 1938 and medical offices until . . . Map (db m208401) HM
75 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — West Side Theatre
The 700 seat Art Deco Style theatre was built in 1940 by the Stephens-Hamm families. Opened August 1 featuring “The Boys from Syracuse”. Locally owned as operated as a movie theatre until 1984, when it became the cultural center of the West Side.Map (db m208397) HM
76 California, Tuolumne County, Columbia — 138 — Mark Twain Cabin
This cabin was first built in 1922 to commemorate the famed author’s presence in Tuolumne County during the winter of 1864-65. Sam Clemens had come over the mountains from Virginia City, Nevada, to San Francisco with his friend Steve Gillis. His . . . Map (db m154380) HM
77 California, Tuolumne County, Moccasin — 419 — JacksonvilleMark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Settled by Julian Smart who planted first garden and orchard in Tuolumne County in spring of 1849. Named for Colonel A.M. Jackson who opened first trading post in 1849. In 1850 was second largest town in county and gathering center for thousands of . . . Map (db m53523) HM
78 California, Yolo County, Davis — Solano House
Dedicated April 23, 1999 SOLANO HOUSE Added Station Apr. 23, 1860 - Sept. 8 1861 By First Northern Bank William & Linda Bernheim The Rotary Clubs of Davis UC Davis - Cal Aggie Alumni Association Davis Enterprise - McNaughton . . . Map (db m24606) HM
79 California, Yuba County, Marysville — River Pumps
In 1895 pumps were installed at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers to protect the City of Marysville from the danger of flooding. These pumps with a capacity to pump 18,265 gallons per minute, helped to keep Marysville dry during the . . . Map (db m17741) HM
80 Colorado, Grand County, Grand Lake — Smith Eslick Cottage Camp
In 1882 P.H. Smith settled in Grand Lake. He built a hotel and also operated a sawmill, carpentry shop, and a large resort. Around 1915, along with the Alfred Eslick family, he built this Motor Court, designed to accommodate both visitors and their . . . Map (db m129857) HM
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81 Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins — Antoine Janis Cabin
Joseph Antoine Janis was born in St. Charles, Missouri, in 1824. He made a claim on the Cache la Poudre River in 1844, intending to return later to build a home. In the summer of 1859, Antoine Janis, his Oglala wife First Elk Woman and their . . . Map (db m105248) HM
82 Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins — Auntie Stone Cabin
This two-story cabin is a classic example of American frontier log construction. Sixty-three year old Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone and her second husband Lewis arrived in this area in 1864. The Army granted them permission to build a private residence . . . Map (db m51972) HM
83 Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins, Parkwood East — Persian Gulf War Memorial Grove
These trees were planted April 27, 1991 to honor those who served our country in the Persian Gulf War 1990 - 1991.Map (db m222016) HM WM
84 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery
Stepney 1794 Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Noah and James Burr, Jr. donated this land for a burial ground. Over 1,400 men, women & children are interred including many of the areas first settlers. Veterans include: . . . Map (db m25329) HM
85 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Westport — The Post Road Bridge
The Post Road Bridge 1807 Westport was a prosperous shipping community with wharves, docks, and shipyards along both sides of the Saugatuck River. The first Post Road Bridge was owned and built by the Connecticut Turnpike Company, a public . . . Map (db m30644) HM
86 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Wilton, Wilton Center — Wilton Veterans Memorial
Wilton Veterans Memorial Honoring Those who served Revolutionary War   1775 – 1784 War of 1812   1812 – 1814 Mexican War   1846 – 1848 Civil War   1861 1865 Spanish – American War   1989 – 1902 . . . Map (db m32254) WM
87 Connecticut, Hartford County, Plantsville — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Southington French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans in the War for Independence. After wintering in . . . Map (db m165804) HM
88 Connecticut, New London County, Colchester, Colchester Center — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veteransMap (db m184927) WM
89 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Mid-town Brandywine — H. Fletcher Brown: The Man and the Vocational School
In 1938 the Wilmington Board of Education proudly dedicated a new vocational high school on the northwest corner of Market and 14th Streets. State and city dignitaries attended the ceremony that officially opened a school that for the next three . . . Map (db m131160) HM
90 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Mid-town Brandywine — Old Soldiers' Park
Early in the 1890s, Civil War Union veterans claimed a small corner of Brandywine Park as a place to congregate in good weather. The familiar sight of the old soldiers sitting regularly in that area led people to call the spot "Old Soldiers' . . . Map (db m169002) HM
91 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Penn Quarter — Paul Harris 1868 - 1947The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people . . . Map (db m92025) HM
92 Florida, Citrus County, Inverness — Coca-Cola Building
The All-American drink was introduced to Citrus County in the early 1900's. W.T. Baxley acted as a sub-bottler to the Tampa Coca Cola Bottling Company, and began bottling it in Hernando in 1906. Empty bottles were washed in Hernando Lake, then . . . Map (db m117170) HM
93 Florida, Citrus County, Inverness — Inverness Masonic Temple
The Masonic Temple for Citrus Lodge #118, F. and A.M., was built on Main Street and dedicated in 1910, ready for occupancy in January, 1911. A splendid three-story brick building costing $17,285, the most costly building in the county. Originally . . . Map (db m122748) HM
94 Florida, Citrus County, Inverness — The George Carter House
This house was built in 1903 for George Carter, Citrus County's third sheriff. The Carter House was the first house in Inverness to have a bathroom and was one of the first 13 buildings in Inverness to be “wired up” when electricity came . . . Map (db m126060) HM
95 Florida, Clay County, Starke — Purple HeartCamp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
Awarded for Wounds or Death as Result of an Act Of an Opposing Armed Force Dedicated to All Those Who Shed Their Life’s Blood In the Cause of FreedomMap (db m177723) WM
96 Florida, DeSoto County, Arcadia — The British PlotOak Ridge Cemetery
Buried herein are twenty-three Royal Air Force Cadets who died while in training at U.S. flying training fields in South Florida during W.W.II.Map (db m110864) HM
97 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Captain Joseph FryTampa's First Native Son Died for Cuban Liberty Reported missing
Captain Joseph Fry was born in Tampa (Fort Brooke) June 14, 1826. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served with the Navy throughout the world. When the Civil War broke out, Fry fought with courage and capacity for the South in the . . . Map (db m129943) HM
98 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — José Martí
Desde esta escalinata En el año 1893 José Martí Apóstol de la Libertad de Cuba Con elocuentes palabras pidió a los tabaqueros Cubanos emigrados que le ayudasen a conquistar la independencia de su país, aportando hombres, . . . Map (db m14431) HM
99 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — Spanishtown Creek
At this site on a small stream was located the first settlement of Tampa Bay. Its inhabitants were Spanish-Cuban fishermen and straw-hat makers. It is believed they settled here toward the end of the eighteenth century, during Spain's second rule . . . Map (db m69853) HM
100 Florida, Hillsborough County, Ybor City — La QuintaYbor's Home-Out in the Country
Vicente Martinez Ybor led the procession of cigar manufactures to Tampa making it the largest clear Havana cigar manufacturing center in the world. Here, on Dec. 22, 1886, he completed his country villa. Ybor entertained lavishly with "fiestas . . . Map (db m150562) HM

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