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By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
Doster Road Artesian Well House
1 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Doster Road Artesian Well House
Prattville is often referred to as “The Fountain City” for the numerous free-flowing artesian wells found here. A 1933 edition of the Prattville Progress noted that there were more than 400 of these artesian wells in Prattville . . . Map (db m70805) HM
2 Alabama, Bibb County, West Blocton — The Railway System
The railway system was an important part of the iron and steel industry and the operation of the Blocton coke ovens. The ovens were constructed with rails on top for the charging car, often called a larry. There were rails between each row of ovens . . . Map (db m215680) HM
3 Alabama, Bibb County, West Blocton — Welcome to West Blocton Coke Ovens Park
History of coke ovens In the park are four rows of the remains of the Cahaba Coal Company's coke ovens. These beehive block ovens were not the earliest coke producing units in the Cahaba Coal Field but may very well have been the largest . . . Map (db m215677) HM
4 Alabama, Bibb County, West Blocton — What Are Coke Ovens?
Coke ovens, such as the ones you see in the park, are used to convert coal into coke, a cleaner burning fuel that produces little smoke. Construction here started in the late 1880's, with 140 ovens producing coke by 1889. The end buttresses that . . . Map (db m215681) HM
5 Alabama, Blount County, Blount Springs — Blount Springs
Famous Health Resort 1843-1914 Here fashionable ladies and gentlemen of the South vacationed with their families.Map (db m33782) HM
6 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Charcoal Production at Caver-Christian-Davis FarmAD 1865 to AD 2000 — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
When workers began excavating the lake for Choccolocco Park, they uncovered several large charcoal-filled ditches that formed circles. Archaeologists investigated these features and determined that these were the remains of 19th century charcoal . . . Map (db m144947) HM
7 Alabama, Choctaw County, Gilbertown — First Oil Well In Alabama
On January 2, 1944, the State of Alabama granted Hunt Oil Company a permit to drill the A.R. Jackson Well No. 1 at this location near Gilbertown. Hunt Oil Company was owned by the famous oil man, H.L. Hunt of Dallas, Texas. Drilling commenced on . . . Map (db m80351) HM
8 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — Petrified Conifer Tree / Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump
Plaque A 85-90 Million Years Old Possibly a Bald Cypress from the Cretaceous Period or the Age of Dinosaurs Plaque B 325 Million Years Old A Member of the Giant Club Mosses from the early Coal AgeMap (db m29287) HM
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9 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Missing Pieces
"We by-and-by discovered...a pair of those splendid birds, the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Picus principalis). They were engaged in rapping some tall dead pines, in a dense part of the forest, which rang with their loud notes." . . . Map (db m112801) HM
10 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — King's Spring
Avondale Park, dedicated in 1886, is one of Birmingham's earliest parks. The park site was chosen because of its natural spring, which was a popular attraction with the local people, as well as a favorite stopping point for weary travelers along . . . Map (db m55951) HM
11 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Lane Park
In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with . . . Map (db m27096) HM
12 Alabama, Jefferson County, Clay — The Cahaba Heart River of Alabama
On Cahaba Mountain to the NW, springs form a fragile stream that grows as it carves through the steep, rocky terrain of Birmingham suburbs, flowing south on the Gulf Coastal Plain to the Alabama River, at the site of Alabama's first capital, . . . Map (db m25110) HM
13 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — Shades Crest Road Historical District
Indian, Wagon Trail, now Shades Crest Road, led to popular chalybeate springs. Summit, now Bluff Park, was a resort known for its view, cool air and healing mineral water. In 1899 school / church was built. In 1909 Bluff Park Hotel, built on land . . . Map (db m27311) HM
14 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — Shades Crest Road Historical District
Indian, Wagon Trail, now Shades Crest Road, led to popular chalybeate springs. Summit, now Bluff Park, was a resort known for its view, cool air and healing mineral water. In 1899 school / church was built. In 1909 Bluff Park Hotel, built on land . . . Map (db m28517) HM
15 Alabama, Lauderdale County, St. Florian — Shoals Creek Preserve Tract
Nature Preserve and Recreation Area This tract was protected through the efforts of the Alabama's Forever Wild Land Trust, The Alabama Lands of The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources with assistance of the Lauderdale County . . . Map (db m106468) HM
16 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Energy from the Sands of Time
The platform that you can see east of Dauphin Island is operated by one of many oil and gas companies operating in Alabama waters. These platforms are extracting natural gas (methane), a relatively clean-burning petroleum product. The platform . . . Map (db m122548) HM
17 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Caldwell Field
Caldwell Field is named in honor of James Henry Caldwell, celebrated for bringing the concept of the manufactured gas business to the City of Mobile. On September 20, 1836, Mr. Caldwell entered into a contract with the City of Mobile, which granted . . . Map (db m111390) HM
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18 Alabama, Morgan County, Lacey's Spring — Lacey's Spring
Abundant water and fertile land in this area south of the Tennessee River attracted pioneer settlement in the early 1800s. The community established here by three Virginia-born brothers, Hopkins, John, and Theophilus Lacy, took on their name and . . . Map (db m27611) HM
19 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo, Aldrich — Alabama Coal Mining
Coal was being mined in Shelby and the surrounding counties of Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Bibb, Walker, and St. Clair as early as the 1830s. By 1859, the largest mine operation in the state was the Alabama Coal Mining Company, consisting of several . . . Map (db m215674) HM
20 Alabama, Talladega County, Sylacauga — Sylacauga Marble
This example of the world's purest white marble is 500 million years old, is 98 percent pure calcium carbonate, and weighs 29,000 pounds. This quality marble is found only in the Sylacauga area in a seam 32 miles long, 12 miles wide and 400 feet . . . Map (db m131729) HM
21 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Roupes Valley Iron CompanyThe Tannehill Furnaces (1859-1865) — Hillman's Bloomery Forge (1830) —
During the Civil War, the Tannehill Furnaces shipped 22 tons of pig iron daily to the Selma Arsenal and Gun Works. Sent by wagon to the railhead at Montevallo, then on the North & South RR to Selma, Tannehill iron went into various castings from . . . Map (db m215701) HM
22 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Tannehill Ironworks(1829-1865)
Established 1829 with forge built on Roupes Creek (one mile south) by Daniel Hillman. First blast furnace built on site in 1850's by Moses Stroup. Two other furnaces erected in 1863 by William Sanders to provide iron for Confederate Arsenal at . . . Map (db m215686) HM
23 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Burns’ Shoals
The remains of Burns' Shoals now lie nearly 40 feet underwater. This rock outcropping was the first of the shoals known as the "Falls of Tuscaloosa" and represents the "Fall Line" or contact point of the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Plateau, . . . Map (db m28904) HM
24 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Masons Marks
To identify their work masons often carved special marks into the bottom, sides, or back of the stones. Their supervisors were thus able to distinguish between the quality and quantity of each mason's work. Blocks for the building were quarried from . . . Map (db m29116) HM
25 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Black Warrior River
Plied for thousands of years by Indians, then by early explorers and American settlers, this river extends 169 miles from the Sipsey and Mulberry Forks near Birmingham to its confluence with the Tombigbee at Demopolis. It drains 6228 square miles of . . . Map (db m28901) HM
26 Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fairbanks — Alaska's Gold Rush Era
Gold discoveries brought Alaska and the Yukon to the attention of the world. A series of stampedes occurred over more than three decades. Drawn by dreams of gold, men and women from many places and all walks of life participated in an adventure that . . . Map (db m59836) HM
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27 Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fairbanks — Pipeline Facts
• Length: 800 miles • Diameter: 48 inches • Crosses three mountain ranges and more than 500 rivers and streams • Cost to build: $8 billion in 1977, the largest privately funded construction project at that time • Construction began March . . . Map (db m175383) HM
28 Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fairbanks — Pipeline History
On November 16, 1973, through Presidential approval of pipeline legislation, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company received permission to begin construction of the 800-mile trans Alaska pipeline, its pump stations and the Marine Terminal at Valdez. . . . Map (db m20215) HM
29 Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fairbanks — Tanana Valley Gold
The gold deposit found in 1902 north of present-day Fairbanks proved to be the richest in Alaska. Prospector Felix Pedro and trader E.T. Barnette played key roles in the discovery and initial rush. A second strike made the following summer . . . Map (db m59826) HM
30 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau — 3 — Alaska Juneau Mill
At the Alaska Juneau mill from 1917-1944, ore was sorted, crushed, and treated to extract gold. Electric-powered engines hauled trains of 40 ore cars along the main haulage route form the mine two miles away in Silver Bow Basin to the AJ mill, . . . Map (db m42823) HM
31 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau — Hard Rock Miners
This bronze sculpture was commissioned by the city and borough of Juneau during its centennial anniversary year, and is dedicated to the mine whose work provided the lifeblood of Juneau during it first six decades. In the late 1800’s, compressed . . . Map (db m42809) HM
32 Alaska, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Moose Pass — Gold Discoveries Trigger Stampede
Prospectors found gold in 1895 under the present Canyon Creek Highway Bridge and on Mills Creek. Those discoveries launched a rush to Turnagain Arm more than a year before the Klondike Gold Rush. Prospectors Poke Around After gold was . . . Map (db m49599) HM
33 Alaska, North Slope Borough, Barrow — Paġlagivsi!Welcome to the Ancient Village of Ukpiaġvik — “The Place Where We Hunt Snowy Owls” —
Sharing Food, Sharing Life – Then and Now Ukpiaġvik, which means ‘the place where we hunt snowy owls,’ was one of several ancient villages in the Barrow area. Our ancestors settled here primarily to hunt the great bowhead whales. But . . . Map (db m49595) HM
34 Arizona, Cochise County, Bisbee — The Importance Of Copper Mining
Rich copper mines transformed Bisbee from a rough camp in the late 1800's to one of the largest and most cultured cities between St. Louis and San Francisco by the early 1900's. From the time of the discovery of rich surface deposits in 1877 until . . . Map (db m148689) HM
35 Arizona, Cochise County, Bisbee — The Lavender Pit
This open pit mine is named The Lavender Pit In honor of Harrison M. Lavender 1890 – 1952 Who as vice president and general manager of Phelps Dodge Corporation conceived and carried out this plan for making the . . . Map (db m28281) HM
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36 Arizona, Cochise County, Cochise — Sulphur Springs
This valley owes its name to the two springs located one mile north of this monument. From 400 A.D. to 1450 A.D. indigenous Indians farmed the region. Their bedrock mortar pits remain on the nearby hill. Later Chiricahua Apaches, Spaniards, . . . Map (db m37768) HM
37 Arizona, Cochise County, Tombstone — 37a — The Mines of Tombstone
Tombstone was a mining town. Everything that happened here happened because of the lure of the silver and gold found by Ed Schieffelin in the hills of Tombstone in 1877. And so they came, the prospectors, laborers, miners, lawmen, “shady . . . Map (db m131095) HM
38 Arizona, La Paz County, Cibola — 104 — Cibola Arizona Reported missing
Gold and silver strikes in the 1860's created growth in the area. It is said Wyatt Earp served as sheriff of Cibola for one year in the 1890's. The town of Cibola formed in 1898 and construction began on a 16 mile canal to bring water from the river . . . Map (db m78552) HM
39 Arizona, La Paz County, Quartzsite — Tyson's Well
Dug by hand around 1864 by a miner named Tyson. This 40-foot-deep well marked the spot around which grew the town of Quartzsite. Originally known as "Tyson's Well," "Tyson Wells," or "Tyson's Wells," the small community served as an important . . . Map (db m39416) HM
40 Arizona, La Paz County, Quartzsite — 060-019 — Tyson's WellOld Stage Station
This was a stage stop between Ehrenberg and Wickenburg and points east. Travelers in the 1870's and 80's made their first stop here on eastward journeys from the Colorado River. "No grass, but good water," an early desert guide indicated . . . Map (db m7004) HM
41 Arizona, La Paz County, Salome — Harrisburg
Harrisburg was established on this site in 1886 by Captain Charles Harris, and his partner Governor Fredrick Tritle, as a mill town to process ore from the Socorro and other mines in the area. By 1887 two mills were operating here. The post . . . Map (db m31821) HM
42 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Apache Lake
Apache Lake is the deepest on the entire chain of reservoir lakes on the Salt River. It was created by the construction of Horse Mesa Dam in 1927. Apache Lake Marina will help you enjoy the Lake. Food, lodging and marina services are available. . . . Map (db m34063) HM
43 Arizona, Maricopa County, Fort McDowell — Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake was formed following the construction of Mormon Flat Dam from 1923-25 by USDI, Bureau of Reclamation. Salt River Project manages the dam for water storage and power generation. Water stored in this reservoir is collected from the 13,000 . . . Map (db m34062) HM
44 Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Pump HouseHeritage District
In 1925 the well for Gilbert’s domestic water was drilled to the depth of 475 feet where a large flow of pure water was found. A six-inch pipe was sunk to bring the water to the surface. The tower and pumping station were constructed during the . . . Map (db m90238) HM
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45 Arizona, Maricopa County, Wickenburg, Whispering Ranch — Vulture Gold Mine
In 1863 Austrian Henry Wickenburg discovered gold, legend has it, while retrieving a vulture he had shot. The vulture mine went on to become one of Arizona's richest gold mines and sparked the development of Arizona and the city of Phoenix. In the . . . Map (db m40319) HM
46 Arizona, Mohave County, Chloride — Chloride"Oldest Silver Mining Town in Arizona"
Founded in 1862 with the discovery of silver, Chloride became the first mining town of the Cerbat Mountains. During it's heyday, 1900 to 1920, the population swelled to over 2000 with 75 mines in operation. Chloride was the first incorporated town . . . Map (db m31845) HM
47 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — Camp Beale Springs Arizona
This camp, established March 25, 1871 by Company F, 12th Infantry commanded by Capt. Thomas Bryne, was located at a spring used by Indians for centuries. It was named for Navy Lt. Edward F Beale who established a wagon road along the 35th parallel. . . . Map (db m29411) HM
48 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — Cerbat
Site of Cerbat third historical Mohave County seat. Three miles from this highway in Cerbat Mountains and in canyon of the same name. It came to existence in 1860's as mining camp, and had mill, smelter, post-office, school, stores and saloons. Only . . . Map (db m20808) HM
49 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — 31805 — Chloride
Four miles east is former mining town of Chloride which was started in 1864 with discovery of few mines. In 1900, it had two thousand population. Fifty or more mines were in operation around Chloride, including Tennessee – Schuykill, large . . . Map (db m20737) HM
50 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — Mineral Park
Five miles northeast is site of Mineral Park mining town, county seat in 1873 – 1887 with courthouse and jail; stores, hotels, saloons, shops, doctor, lawyer, assay offices, and two stagecoach stations; all lined up few streets. It is now . . . Map (db m20809) HM
51 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — White Hills
Formerly known as Indian Secret Mining District or Silverado, the White Hills Mining Camp started in the 1890's. The mines were rich producers of silver, especially horn silver, also called chloride silver. This large community was devastated by a . . . Map (db m31880) HM
52 Arizona, Mohave County, Mohave Valley — Oatman
Fifteen miles east in the Black Mountains, is the historic Oatman mining district. Many original buildings still exist in the ghost town site. The Tom Reed United Eastern Gold Road and other mines produced more than thirty million dollars of gold . . . Map (db m31903) HM
53 Arizona, Mohave County, Oatman — Gold Road Mine
In 1900 Jose Jerez discovered gold here in a chunk of quartz. It was assayed out 40 ounces to the ton! The claim was resold for $275,000. By 1907 the mine milled 140,625 ounces of gold worth $2,250,000. Addwest Minerals acquired the mine in . . . Map (db m50762) HM
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54 Arizona, Mohave County, Oatman — OatmanGold Mining Town
Named for a migrating pioneer family attacked and killed by Indians near Gila Bend, Arizona, in 1851. Some fifty mines operated in the Oatman area. From its beginning in 1904 and through 1931, the Oatman district produced $36,000,000 in ore. . . . Map (db m29464) HM
55 Arizona, Mohave County, Oatman — 80 — Oatman Arizona and its Burros
Oatman was founded around 1906 as part of Arizona's richest gold mining area. Oatman was reborn in the late 1960's and early 1970's as a tourist town. The main attraction was the wild burro herd. The burros roaming the Oatman area are descendants of . . . Map (db m78570) HM
56 Arizona, Mohave County, Peach Springs — Guano Point
During the 1930'2 a boater passing through the Canyon discovered a cave which later was found to be rich with "Guano", bat droppings. This material was rich with nitrogen and very useful as fertilizer. The U.S. Guano Corporation had purchased the . . . Map (db m99266) HM
57 Arizona, Navajo County, Holbrook — From Wood to Stone
Approximately 225 million years ago, during the Triassic Period, a floodplain existed here – littered with fallen trees. Periodic flooding buried the logs beneath layers of silt. Over time, silica-laden waters filtered through these deposits . . . Map (db m68870) HM
58 Arizona, Navajo County, Holbrook — Jasper Forest
The petrified wood strewn in the valley below was once encased in the bluffs around you. When erosional forces removed the softer rocks, the petrified wood tumbled and accumulated on the valley floor. Once filled with fallen logs, Jasper Forest was . . . Map (db m68871) HM
59 Arizona, Navajo County, Holbrook — Triassic Landscape
The dry plateau lands of this region today are far different from the tree-littered floodplains of 225 million years ago during the geologic period called the Triassic. Imagine a forested Triassic land where crocodile-like phytosaurs inhabited the . . . Map (db m68868) HM
60 Arizona, Pima County, Ajo — The Ajo Mining District
Americans first worked the copper deposits at Ajo in 1854, one year after the Gadsden Purchase. These early American miners found abandoned workings and crude mining tools as mute evidence of earlier mining in the district. During the next half . . . Map (db m30802) HM
61 Arizona, Pima County, Ajo — The City of Ajo
Ajo was first located on the ground that later became the open pit mine. The modern city was founded in its present location in 1917 coincident with the beginning of large scale mining of the copper deposits. Ajo is the home of the New . . . Map (db m30759) HM
62 Arizona, Pima County, Ajo — 10 — The Mine Manager's HouseAjo, Arizona
The mine manager’s house was built in 1919 by John O. Greenway, General Manager of Calument & Arizona Mining Co. Michael Curley, the first occupant lived here until his retirement in 1939. Of the 14 subsequent managers, 12 lived in this house. It . . . Map (db m83227) HM
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63 Arizona, Pima County, Lukeville — Kris Eggle
On August 9, 2002 While protecting visitors from harm, United States Park Ranger Kris Eggle Was slain in the line of duty. His service and sacrifice To the National Park Service And the people of this country Will never be . . . Map (db m7003) HM
64 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson — Agua Caliente Ranch and Hot Springs
Agua Caliente Ranch In 1873, Peter B. Bain filed the first formal claim to the land surrounding Agua Caliente Spring. Bain and a partner, Marion T. Beckwith, began a dairy cattle operation by bringing cows north from Sonora. Bain built a house, . . . Map (db m34592) HM
65 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Dons's Camp
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66 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Goldfield Mining DistrictArizona
Originally called the Superstition Mining District, this district had its heyday from 1893 to 1898. The greatest producing mines were the Mammoth, Black Queen and Bull Dog. Their output was around a million dollars in gold and silver based on . . . Map (db m34059) HM
67 Arizona, Pinal County, Apache Junction — Goldfield Mining District
This Historical Spot 1892 to 1898 was part of the Mammoth Mine claims known as the Montezuma in 1893. Then after 1910 became known as Calamity. In 1944 this claim became known as the Bluebird. The Bluebird Mine was found in 1893 and first . . . Map (db m93130) HM
68 Arizona, Pinal County, Kerny — Sonora, Arizona
Immigrant Mexican miners working for the Ray Consolidated Copper Company named the town of Sonora, built near here in 1911. It boomed as a thriving, dynamic community, rich in Mexican culture, language and traditions. In the mid-1950's, the company . . . Map (db m34133) HM
69 Arizona, Yavapai County, Bagdad — Bagdad Copper Mine
Cypress Copper ― Bagdad Corporation In memory of WJ. Pace and J.M. Murphy Who filed the Bagdad claim January 1, 1882; John Lawler who patented the claim in 1889; and the Lincoln family who developed the mine.Map (db m31552) HM
70 Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape
Upper Plaque: Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Lower Plaque: Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 2000. Pecan Lane played a significant part in the . . . Map (db m27855) HM
71 Arizona, Yavapai County, Clarkdale — United Verde Copper Company Smelter
The U.V.C.C. Clarkdale smelter was built through the vision of William A. Clark, owner of the United Verde Mine in Jerome. The Smelter was constructed between 1912-1915 to replace the outdated Jerome smelter. On May 26, 1915 the first furnace . . . Map (db m33199) HM
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72 Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Historic Audrey Shaft HeadframeLittle Daisy Mine
Largest wooden headframe still standing in Arizona, it was completed in 1918 to haul ore up from mine. Shaft is 1900 feet deep, concrete lined with cross tunnels every 100 feet to Edith shaft. Edith shaft headframe was completed in 1915 to haul men . . . Map (db m108834) HM
73 Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome Blast Furnace
This is one of the two old furnaces found in place on The Hampton Lode, United Verde Copper Company Mines, at Jerome Arizona on March 5, 1888 when I first visited the property. I started operation on this furnace and also the other one on May 22, . . . Map (db m33147) HM
74 Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Jerome, ArizonaToo Strong to Die
The first mining claims were filed in 1876, within 20 years Jerome was a billion dollar copper mecca and one of the wildest, wickedest mining towns in the west. Drinking, gambling, brawls and frolicking with ladies of the night occurred . . . Map (db m33149) HM
75 Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — Rocket Shovel and Dragline
This piece of equipment was the first successful mining device to replace human labor in removing the rubble from underground hard rock-blasting. The Model 12B, which weighs 4,200 pounds and requires 60 to 125 pounds-per-square-inch air pressure, . . . Map (db m122889) HM
76 Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Audrey Shaft and UVX Operations
State-of-the-art Audrey shaft and headframe was the largest facility of its kind built by the United Verde Extension (UVX) Company during its years of operation. The shaft was constructed in 1918 only after the location of an extraordinarily rich . . . Map (db m108833) HM
77 Arizona, Yavapai County, Jerome — The Childs-Irving Project - Construction Challenges
Fossil Creek and its springs provided an ideal power source for a hydroelectric power plant. The springs gushed a constant water flow of over one million gallons an hour, and the terrain of the creek allowed for a drop of 160 feet in the less than . . . Map (db m122896) HM
78 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — Granite Creek
American History in Arizona is quite recent, although the history of the Native American, Spanish and Mexican occupation periods are much older. Encampments of Native Americans were drawn to the creeks, which offered a fairly reliable source of . . . Map (db m33064) HM
79 Arizona, Yuma County, Yuma — Castle Dome Mining District1864 - 1979
In 1863 Jacob Snively, founder of Gila City, and right hand to Sam Houston, avenger of the Alamo, following blazes left on the saguaros by Mexican and Conquistador predecessors, came to Castle Dome, and within 15 years, Castle Dome City’s population . . . Map (db m48924) HM
80 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Salt Kettle
Used in the production of salt from the water of the Saline Bayou one mile east of Arkadelphia by John Hemphill pioneer salt maker of Arkansas territory, circa 1814. Given to the Henderson State Teachers College museum by the family of Capt. . . . Map (db m201033) HM
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81 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hot Springs
After 1877 when the title to the springs was finally vested in the federal government by the Supreme Court, Congress began to take an active interest in the Hot Springs Reservation. In 1921 the Reservation officially became Hot Springs National Park.Map (db m103164) HM
82 Arkansas, Johnson County, Clarksville — C-23 — Johnson County First Anthracite Coal
The first anthracite coal was mined near here on the land of E.B. Alston by a Mr. Walker in 1840. Sample of coal were taken to Little Rock and examined by William E. Woodruff, who pronounced it superior to that found in Pennsylvania. Mr. Walker went . . . Map (db m96638) HM
83 Arkansas, Marion County, Rush — Rush Mining DistrictBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Rich zinc ore discovered in this valley brought hundreds of people here in hopes of fortune. During the late 1800s and early 1900s miners worked in 15 different mines, composing the Rush Mining District. In its heyday more than 2,000 men, . . . Map (db m161928) HM
84 Arkansas, Marion County, Rush — Rush, The Town That Zinc Built
Smelter Encouraged by a faulty assay report, the Morning Star claimholders built a smelter in 1886 to test for silver. Alas, the test showed only zinc. The smelter remained standing, a symbol of the early mining period. The Morning . . . Map (db m161939) HM
85 Arkansas, Newton County, Dogpatch, Township of Marble City — Arkansas Marble in Washington’s Monument
This marker commemorates the Arkansas marble in Washington’s Monument taken by Beller and Harp Bros. from this hill in 1836.Map (db m101789) HM
86 Arkansas, Pike County, Murfreesboro — B-26 — Pike County Diamond Mines
Two and a half miles southeast of this point is the only locality in North America where diamonds have been found in the rock in which they were formed. They have been found principally in one igneous pipe which, with three small pipes, aggregates . . . Map (db m121290) HM
87 Arkansas, Randolph County, Pocahontas — A Shipping Route
"Pocahontas is beautifully situated on the west bank of Black River… As a trading point, it is unsurpassed by any town of its size in the state." J. C. Martin of Pocahontas 1857
As agriculture in Randolph . . . Map (db m170298) HM
88 Arkansas, Sevier County, Belleville — 136 — Sevier County in the Civil War
While no fighting took place in Sevier Co. during the Civil War, local men served in Confederate units. Men gathered at Belleville Church as part of Pettus’ Battalion of State Troops, marching to Arkadelphia under Gov. Harris Flanagin’s General . . . Map (db m121145) HM
89 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Discovery
On January 10th, 1921, shortly after 4:00 P.M., on a cold January day, a deafening roar from a drilling rig one mile west of El Dorado announced the discovery of oil in Arkansas. Dr. Samuel Busey brought in the Armstrong #1 as an earthshaking, . . . Map (db m121350) HM
90 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — Oil in Arkansas — The Smackover Field
A little over a year after the initial oil discovery by Dr. Busey, the Oil Operators Trust--Murphy #1, a wildcat well staked on a geologic feature called the Norphlet dome, drilled into the gas-cap of what would become the huge Smackover Oil . . . Map (db m121356) HM
91 California, Alameda County, Fremont, Ardenwood — Leal Tank House
Joseph Silviera Leal and Julia Perry Leal built this tank house on their ranch in the Mission San Jose area of Fremont in 1925. The lower floor was a storage room and the upper floor a bedroom. The tank on top stored 5,000 gallons of water pumped . . . Map (db m29090) HM
92 California, Alameda County, Pleasanton — Alviso Adobe Community Park5,000 Years of History in Seven Acres
[Panel 1:] Pleasanton’s past and the rich stories of the people that have come before can be discovered in the landscape and features of this park. Three periods of occupation trace regional settlement from prehistory to the present day. . . . Map (db m24685) HM
93 California, Alameda County, Pleasanton — Gold CreekThe Great Gold Discovery of 1871
On Feb. 8, 1871 two men, the names of Neal F. Taylor and Timothy Cox, were looking for coal in the area and found more than they were looking for. On this creek which comes down through the then Dougherty Ranch the two men found a gold nugget. They . . . Map (db m69728) HM
94 California, Alameda County, San Leandro — Filtration BasinsLake Chabot Historical Walk
Public outcry led Oakland councilman George Pardee, who later became Governor of California, to campaign Contra Costa Water Company for a clean reliable water system. The Hyatt filters were installed, along with pump houses and filtration basins, . . . Map (db m113822) HM
95 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Alpine County Historical Complex
The construction of this historical complex was initiated in 1964, "Alpine County's Centennial Year", by the Historical Society of Alpine County. With concerted effort and fortitude it was completed and duly dedicated as a historical landmark on . . . Map (db m3088) HM
96 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Grover Hot Springs
Telltale signs of geologic activity surround Grover Hot Springs State Park. Bold granite peaks to the northwest are the work of immense mountain building forces. Old lava flows cover hundreds of square miles to the east, giving the Markleeville area . . . Map (db m13239) HM
97 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Historic Silver Mountain City(Kongsberg)
Silver Boom Town in 1866 Population 3000 Remains of City JailMap (db m44990) HM
98 California, Amador County, Amador City — 15 — Bunker Hill Mine
The mine was first worked as the Rancheria Mine in 1853. Was renamed the South Mayflower in 1893. It was organized in 1899 as the Bunker Hill Consolidated Mine and operated till 1922, producing $5,154,382 in gold. The shaft reached 3440’ on an . . . Map (db m44619) HM
99 California, Amador County, Amador City — 14 — Original Amador Mine
Opened in 1852 from six claims. Renamed Original Amador Consolidated working till 1918. Reopened in 1935 till 1937. Shaft reached 1238’. Total production was $3,500,000.Map (db m10329) HM
100 California, Amador County, Amador City — 12 — South Spring Hill Mine
Founded in 1851 working continuously till 1893. Purchased by Keystone Company in 1920 and connected to it. Closed in 1942. Contained 3 shafts: South Spring Hill 1200’, Tallisman 600’, and Medean at 600’ deep. Produced $1,092,472 from . . . Map (db m44608) HM

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