“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Bella Vista Water Tank Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 21, 2023
Bella Vista Water Tank Marker
1 Arkansas, Benton County, Bella Vista — Bella Vista Water Tank
This native stone tank was built in 1927 by the Linebarger brothers, under the supervision of Willard Braithwaite, to store water for summer cottages on the west side of Lake Bella Vista and later the Sunset Hotel. From 1927 to 1952, water from the . . . Map (db m224956) HM
2 California, Inyo County, Death Valley National Park — Keane Wonder Mine — Reported permanently removed
During the first two decades of this century the Keane Wonder Mine was the scene of major investment and development. The products of this labor were the riches - gold and silver. About 1903, Jack Keane, prospector, discovered gold in this . . . Map (db m159264) HM
3 California, Kings County, Lemoore — 206 — El Adobe de Los Robles Ranchos
This restored adobe, second oldest in San Joaquin Valley, built by Daniel Rhoades, who came to California in 1846 by overland caravan. Rhoades and his brother, John, among organizers of the first expedition to rescue the Donner party at Donner Lake. . . . Map (db m66412) HM
4 California, Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest — The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope — Mount Wilson Observatory
In 1904, astronomer George Ellery Hale obtained support from the Carnegie Institution of Washington to found the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory. Stellar telescopes were soon added: first the 60-inch, then the 100-inch, when "Solar" was removed . . . Map (db m143305) HM
5 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Sylmar Tunnel Disaster — Honoring The Lives
On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California by the Lockheed Shipbuilding . . . Map (db m126024) HM
6 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Elysian Park — 48 — Chavez Ravine Arboretum — Elysian Park Arboretum
Chavez Ravine Arboretum, Cultural Heritage Monument No. 48, City of Los Angeles.Map (db m228438) HM
7 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Hancock Park — 94 — Highland Avenue Medians — City of Los Angeles
Highland Avenue Medians, planted in 1928. Historic Cultural Monument since 1972.Map (db m228361) HM
8 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Hancock Park — 94 — Highland Avenue Medians — City of Los Angeles
Highland Avenue Medians, planted in 1928. Historic Cultural Monument since 1972.Map (db m228363) HM
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9 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Northridge — Lauretta Wasserstein Sculpture Garden — “Post-Tension” — Earthquake Garden —
On January 17, 1994, Los Angeles and the surrounding region experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Northridge. To commemorate the rebuilding of the region and CSUN, we created the sculpture garden incorporating remnants of the . . . Map (db m155780) HM
10 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, San Pedro — 187 — Korean Friendship Bell
The friendship bell, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was presented as a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial Jubilee to further the friendship and . . . Map (db m51064) HM
11 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Sylmar — 1006 — Beale's Cut — Reported missing
[This site was designated California Historical Landmark No. 1006 on May 11, 1992. There are three rock and concrete bases which had displayed four different markers. The markers are now missing. The following marker was never placed:] . . . Map (db m184724) HM
12 California, Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey — The Helmsman
For many years, this statue stood in front of, and was a trademark for, the world renowned Helms Bakery on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles. On October 6, 1971, it was generously donated to the Marina by the Helms family. In 1975, through the . . . Map (db m128458) HM
13 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, Angeles National Forest — Power Plant No. 1 — First Los Angeles Aqueduct
Some sections of the original Los Angeles Aqueduct, completed 1913, are still in use. During six years, 100,000 laborers built the 233-mile-long series of canals, pipelines and tunnels that make up the gravity-flow aqueduct from Owens Valley.Map (db m129858) HM
14 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, Angeles National Forest — St. Francis Dam
The St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system, stood 1½ miles north of this site. On March 12, 1928, the 185-foot high concrete dam collapsed just before midnight, sending 12⅓ billion gallons of water roaring down . . . Map (db m146564) HM
15 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, Angeles National Forest — St. Francis Dam Disaster Site — Reported missing
On this site in August of 1924 construction started on the St. Francis Dam, a unit of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. When it was completed in May of 1926, this concrete dam stood 185 feet above the stream bed, impounding a 610 surface-acre lake. . . . Map (db m143721) HM
16 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, Angeles National Forest — 919 — St. Francis Dam Disaster Site
The 185-foot concrete St. Francis Dam, part of the Los Angeles aqueduct system, stood 1½ miles north of this site. On March 12, 1928, the 185-foot high concrete dam collapsed just before midnight, sending 12½ billion gallons of water roaring down . . . Map (db m143722) HM
17 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch — 516 — First Commercial Oil Well In California — Pico #4
On this site stands CSO-4 (Pico #4), California's first commerically productive well. It was spudded in early 1876, under the direction of Demetrius G. Scofield, later to become first president of Standard Oil Company of California, and was . . . Map (db m157684) HM
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18 California, Riverside County, Mountain Center — 122 — Historic Lake Hemet Dam
Construction on Lake Hemet Dam began in 1891 and was completed four years later on October of 1895. It stood at 122.5 feet and was the largest solid masonry dam in the world, a title it held for sixteen years. Building of the dam itself was . . . Map (db m78534) HM
19 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, "Old Sacramento" — Sacramento Water Works — Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Sacramento Water Works Completed in April 1854, the City of Sacramento’s water works was the first municipal, city-owned water system west of the Mississippi River. Before the municipal system was built, the . . . Map (db m224046) HM
20 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Old Sacramento — 780 — First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site — Reported permanently removed
At this location on January 8, 1863, Governor Stanford surrounded by politicians and locals, announced the start of the United States’ first transcontinental railroad. You are standing at Mile Marker 0, the origin of the Central Pacific Railroad . . . Map (db m149177) HM
21 California, Solano County, Vallejo — An Island Built of Mud
Each year millions of tons of sediment wash out from the Central Valley through the Carquinez Strait and get deposited in the mudflats of the San Pablo and San Francisco bays. Because the docks on the opposite side of the island are a natural . . . Map (db m232402) HM
22 California, Solano County, Vallejo — Mare Island - A Place of "Firsts"
Four years after California became a state in 1850, the U.S. Navy commissioned Mare Island Shipyard, the first naval installation on the Pacific. Over 500 vessels, from wooden sailing ships to atomic submarines, were built at Mare Island . . . Map (db m232395) HM
23 California, Solano County, Vallejo — The Carquinez Strait: Gateway to California's Riches
The bridges, oil refineries, factories and ports along the East Bay shoreline reflect a commercial history that dates back to the Gold Rush. The Carquinez Strait provided easy passage for ships carrying cargo and people to and from the gold . . . Map (db m232404) HM
24 California, Solano County, Vallejo — The Western Magazine
In addition to the naval shipyard, other military functions were established on the island. From 1857 to 1975 the Naval Ammunition Depot - located at the southern tip of the island - manufactured, tested and stored ammunition that supplied the . . . Map (db m232401) HM
25 Connecticut, Hartford County, Farmington, Unionville — An Industrial History of Unionville, 1780-1880
Unionville has used Farmington River water power since the late 1700s. The first dam (item D1 on map 1 and Photograph P1), built circa 1780, was just 200 yards upstream from the Route 4 bridge. The canal from this dam was on the west side of . . . Map (db m95986) HM
26 Connecticut, Hartford County, Farmington, Unionville — The Water Fountain
Made of rock and iron, the fountain was the first in the nation powered by electricity at a time when streets and homes were still gaslit. The electricity was generated by the trolley line’s power station using the Farmington River. Colored lights . . . Map (db m142561) HM
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27 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, 16th Street Heights — 4 — Crossroads Create Community — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
The Grand, Neo-classical Revival style building that you see across Georgia Avenue north of Missouri opened in 1925 as the Bank of Brightwood, thanks to efforts of the Brightwood Citizens Association. Designed by Treasury Department architect . . . Map (db m72818) HM
28 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, The Ellipse — The National Christmas Tree — President's Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior — Reported permanently removed
At 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse and “pushed the button” to light the first National Christmas Tree. A crowd of 3,000 witnessed the inaugural lighting of the 48-foot, cut . . . Map (db m130403) HM
29 Florida, Osceola County, Kissimmee — Tree Firemark
Tree Firemark First issued in 1805 in Philadelphia. First mark that insured buildings surrounded by Trees Map (db m215526) HM
30 Georgia, Glynn County, Jekyll Island — Preserving the Legacy
Chartered by the State of Georgia to be trustworthy stewards of the island, the Jekyll Island Authority has been very active in the preservation of the National Historic Landmark District. The rehabilitation of Crane Cottage and Cherokee in . . . Map (db m115119) HM
31 Georgia, Glynn County, Jekyll Island — Taking Care of Family — Reported permanently removed
With a family of eight Charles Stewart Maurice quickly decided accommodations of the Club House would not suffice. In 1890 he built Hollybourne, with plenty of large open, informal spaces, a home away from home during their winter stays here . . . Map (db m115056) HM
32 Georgia, Glynn County, Jekyll Island — The Clubhouse — Evolution of Elegance
The Executive Committee hired architect Charles Alexander to design the Clubhouse. He designed the building in a Queen Anne style that complemented the natural beauty of the island and emphasized the rustic simplicity that the Jekyll Island Club . . . Map (db m115117) HM
33 Georgia, Union County, Blairsville — Original Clock & Bell Mechanism — From the Historic 1899 Courthouse
This is the original clock and bell mechanism that was installed in the tower of the historic Union County Courthouse soon after the brick and granite structure was built in 1899. According to records of the E. Howard Watch and Clock Company, makers . . . Map (db m230149) HM
34 Illinois, Madison County, Collinsville — Cahokia — City of the Sun
Cahokia was the largest prehistoric Indian community in America north of Mexico. It covered an area of six square-miles, including at least 120 mounds of different size and function. Initial occupation during Late Woodland times (AD 700-800) . . . Map (db m151122) HM
35 Illinois, Massac County, Metropolis — Superman Statue Facts
The Superman Statue is the Largest Superman Statue in the World and is 15 foot tall and weighs 6000 pounds. The Superman Statue was ordered on November 17, 1992, in the same month Superman "died" in the comics. Superman: The Man of Steel #17. . . . Map (db m233642) HM
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36 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — The Easton Fountain
This fountain and others identical to it were commissioned by Sara Hall Easton to honor her husband Edward S. Easton, a wealthy grain dealer and distiller, upon his death in 1901. The Eastons built and lived in the stately mansion to your far . . . Map (db m220265) HM
37 Indiana, Franklin County, Metamora, Metamora Township — Building the Whitewater Canal — an 1840s Engineering Feat
It took a network of people to build one of the steepest canals Using detailed plans provided by engineers, construction crews built the 76-mile canal up the steep Whitewater Valley. To raise boats a total of 491 feet, the canal required: • . . . Map (db m227916) HM
38 Indiana, Franklin County, Metamora, Metamora Township — Locking Thru Lock No. 24 — Welcome to Whitewater Canal State Historic Site — Metamora —
This is one of 56 locks on the historic Whitewater Canal It is a "cut stone" lock-referring to stone cut from the nearby Laurel quarry. The hammered, dressed and coursed ashlar limestone made a watertight chamber. To raise boats, workers . . . Map (db m228917) HM
39 Maryland, Montgomery County, Bethesda, Brookmont — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 4
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed • 1791 • 1792 Protected by Columbia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution July 12, 1915Map (db m154767) HM
40 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Azalea Garden — 1970 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
Hans Hanses, the M-NCPPC landscape designer responsible for designing the original gardens, was asked by several people what his design concept was for the gardens: "They were disappointed because there was no such [thing as a garden concept]. We . . . Map (db m114203) HM
41 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Conservatory — 1969 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
The original concept for Brookside Gardens was to create an arboretum (a site that primarily focuses on trees and other woody plant materials); however after visiting several botanical gardens in New York plus a stop at Longwood Gardens in . . . Map (db m114208) HM
42 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Formal Gardens — 1969 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
According to Carl Schoening, Chief of Horticulture for the Parks in 1969, "We're always kind of fashioned Brookside to be a miniature Longwood Gardens. To Some extent. Not a copycat, but along those lines." If you've ever visited Longwood . . . Map (db m114206) HM
43 Maryland, Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Wheaton — Trial Garden — 1974 — Brookside Gardens: 40 years (1969-2009) —
The first Trial Garden was a temporary display that tested new varieties of vegetables and annual plants for use in home landscapes. The permanent Trial Garden (pictured far right after completion) continues with this mission, but with more . . . Map (db m114204) HM
44 Maryland, Prince George's County, Brentwood — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 7
Placed in 1791-1792, this is one of forty Aquia Creek sandstone markers outlining the original boundaries of the Federal District as commissioned by President Washington. In 1916, The District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution . . . Map (db m154783) HM
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45 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, East Boston — Islands - Volkan Alkanoglu, 2019
Situated on the Clippership Wharf Harborwalk, 'Islands' is inspired by the historic transition of five natural islands (Noddles, Hogg, Apple, Bird and Governors Island) into a manufactured peninsula which is now known to us as East Boston. As . . . Map (db m215779) HM
46 Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, East Boston — View of Boston in 1848. — East Boston — Harborwalk Boston —
Much has changed along Boston's waterfront and in the harbor since this image was drawn in 1848. Wharves were constructed and mud flats filled, creating more land. Buildings went up; others were torn down. What else is different? Which . . . Map (db m215790) HM
47 Michigan, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie — Construction of the Power Canal
The man-made power canal that bisects the city of Sault Ste. Marie was constructed from 1898 to 1902. The flow of water from the upper St. Mary's river through the canal still generates electricity at the Edison Sault hydroelectric plant, also . . . Map (db m214229) HM
48 Michigan, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie — Historic Water Tower — Sault Ste. Marie
This water tower was constructed in 1894 with a base of native sandstone that supports a brick top section covering a 364,000 gallon steel tank. As a vital component of the water system of the City of Sault St.e Marie, this community landmark was . . . Map (db m213456) HM
49 Michigan, Chippewa County, Sault Ste. Marie — Making a Grand Entrance
This Shinto Torii, presented by Chase S. Osborn in 1905, was one of his many gifts meant to bring a bit of the outside world to Sault Ste. Marie. In Japan, the Torii serves as a formal gate marking the entrance to special or sacred places. . . . Map (db m213654) HM
50 Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — The Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain
Marion Turner joined the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) when it formed in Lansing in 1874. It was also called the White Ribbon Society. In 1902, the Lansing WCTU purchased a fountain in memory of Francis E. Willard who served as president . . . Map (db m214724) HM
51 Michigan, Wayne County, Dearborn — The Path of the Setting Sun
Guests of the Fords came from all walks of life, and the Great Meadow that greeted them remains. Its designer, Jens Jensen, used thousands of native plantings to create this vista he labeled, "The Path of the Setting Sun-Summer." Every summer . . . Map (db m96937) HM
52 Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — 501 — Wesley United Methodist Church — Established in 1852 — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 501 —
This church stands as the first Minneapolis Methodist Church founded west of the Mississippi River. It has been the site of several Annual Conference sessions and twice Methodist bishops have been consecrated at its altar. Having brought scores . . . Map (db m122510) HM
53 Mississippi, Grenada County, Grenada — Grenada Dam
The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 affected an area of 27,000 square miles. More than 130,000 homes were lost and 700,000 people were displaced. Congress took action, passing the Flood Control Act of 1936. The U.S. Army Corp of . . . Map (db m219775) HM
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54 Montana, Big Horn County, Decker — The Land Speaks — (Rosebud Battlefield/Where the Girl Saved Her Brother)
Be silent, close you eyes, and listen to the breeze as it rustles through the prairie grasses. To many, the whispering sounds make this a spiritual place. Hunans have defined this lans by its uses and the emotions it stimulates. First . . . Map (db m189806) HM
55 Montana, Pondera County, Valier — Signs of Home — Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
You may have noticed a ring of rocks on the land before you. This is a tipi ring - a remnant of American Indian architecture. Like many other tribes, the Blackfeet tribe who lived in this area used tipis as moving homes. The tipi was . . . Map (db m220405) HM
56 Montana, Pondera County, Valier — The 546th Missile Squadron
Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union ran high during the cold war. Both sides relied heavily on their nuclear weapons arsenals as deterrents to actual combat between the two superpowers. When the Soviets launched the first . . . Map (db m220226) HM
57 Montana, Powell County, Deer Lodge — Beaverslide Haystacker
The fields around you provide hay for the herd through the winter when grasses are dormant and covered with snow. With the transition from open range to modern ranching, growing hay became a necessity. Loose hay stacks were the first method of . . . Map (db m210114) HM
58 Montana, Powell County, Deer Lodge — Good Fences Make Bad Neighbors? — Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
The Homestead Act of 1862 and the Desert Land Act of 1877 allowed private land ownership. Homesteaders had to build fences to keep out the open range cattle. Their work became easier when the 1874 Glidden patent lead to the large-scale production of . . . Map (db m210112) HM
59 Montana, Sanders County, Thompson Falls — Thompson Falls Hydroelectric Dam District — St. Luke's Hospital
Missoula senator Edward Donlan, Dr. Everett Peek, and Arthur Preston organized the Thompson Falls Light and Power Company in 1910 to develop electricity for the community and promote the concept of a hydroelectric power station. The monumental . . . Map (db m219647) HM
60 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — Butte Mining Through the Years
Placer Mining 1864- 1875 Early pioneers used placer mining, or gold panning, which relied on water to separate waste rock from the gold (placer ore). Gold is heavier and sinks to the bottom. Placer mining tools generally include the . . . Map (db m205897) HM
61 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — Mining The Berkeley Pit 1955-1982
The Anaconda Co. broke ground for the Berkeley Pit in 1955. More than a dozen Butte mine yards were dismantled and relocated. Also, the residential communities of East Butte, Meaderville, McQueen, Dublin Gulch, and Finn Town were uprooted. Many . . . Map (db m205890) HM
62 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — The Berkeley Pit Threatens the Water
What is in the Water METALS The water has very high concentrations of copper, cadmium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, and zinc. All of these metals occur naturally in minerals found in the underground mines and Berkeley Pit. The water also . . . Map (db m205898) HM
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63 Montana, Silver Bow County, Butte — The Berkeley Pit: The Water Returns
How Did the Water Get in the Pit? During the years of underground mining, pumps were used to keep groundwater from filling the underground workings. The main pump station was located on the 3,900 foot level of the Kelley Mine. The pumps . . . Map (db m205896) HM
64 Nebraska, Dawson County, Cozad — 17 — The 100th Meridian
The 100th longitudinal line west of Greenwich was the major goal set by Congress in building the first transcontinental railroad. Construction of the Union Pacific track reached the Meridian on October 5, 1866. To celebrate this record-breaking . . . Map (db m123869) HM
65 New Hampshire, Grafton County, Bath — 121 — Bath, New Hampshire
Settled in 1766 by Jaasiel Harriman whose cabin was near the Great Rock. His nine year old daughter Mercy carried dirt in her apron to the top of this unique rock formation. Here she planted corn, pumpkins and cucumbers, making the first garden . . . Map (db m74569) HM
66 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Compass Rock
Carved in ca.1894 by Carroll Farnsworth (1884-1986) while a student at Ball-Farnsworth District 3 School, at NW corner of Faxon Hill Rd. and King St. Latter [sic] Carroll was an instructor.Map (db m230415) HM
67 New Jersey, Cape May County, Cape May, Lower Township — All Shapes, Sizes and Materials — Aids to Navigation — Maritime History — Reported permanently removed
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, the presence of navigational dangers, and to help set their course. By 1852, however, lighthouses and lightships often looked so much alike that it was difficult to . . . Map (db m114571) HM
68 New Jersey, Cape May County, Cape May, Lower Township — The Construction of Fort Miles
As war clouds gathered in the late 1930s, the Army started building massive fortifications at the entrance to the Delaware River and Bay. Called Fort Miles, the main batteries and headquarters were at Cape Henlopen, Delaware, near the main . . . Map (db m39716) HM
69 New York, Albany County, Albany — 1816 Dwelling House
The Dwelling House or "Bell House" contained a kitchen, large community dining rooms, and retiring rooms (bedrooms). At the height of this community, 100 Shakers lived in the main building and the 'T' shaped wing. On its roof in a cupola, hung a . . . Map (db m115659) HM
70 New York, Albany County, Albany — Brethren's Workshop (1822)
The Brethren's Shop was used by the men and boys for various crafts including shoe making and tinsmithing. The porches and dormers were added in 1930 and the building is now used by Albany County as offices. A date stone in the basement is . . . Map (db m115662) HM
71 New York, Albany County, Albany — Creamery (1856)
The Shakers stored milk in the creamery to keep it cool. Milk was brought from the barn in large milk cans, which were then kept cool in troughs filled by water diverted from the creek. Later the building was used as a hen house; now it is used . . . Map (db m115688) HM
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72 New York, Albany County, Albany — Ministry Shop (1825)
This brick building was used by the ministry elders. Each member of the ministry had to perform daily manual labor such as shoe making or tailoring. Elder Chauncey Copeley a cabinet maker, worked in a wing added to the building in 1850. . . . Map (db m115660) HM
73 New York, Albany County, Albany — Shaker Garage (1920)
By 1920, automobiles had become both necessary and fashionable. The Shakers never hesitated to adopt new technology that would make life easier and more efficient. They built this concrete garage for their Packard automobilies [sic].Map (db m115671) HM
74 New York, Albany County, Albany — Shaker Meeting House
This Meeting House, or Church, was built in 1848 to replace an earlier (1791) and much smaller Meeting House. It demonstrates many typical characteristics of Shaker architecture; double doors, one for men and one for women; a large meeting room . . . Map (db m115663) HM
75 New York, Albany County, Albany — Wash House & Cannery (c.1858)
Shaker Creek provided water for both the canning and laundry operations. The first laundry, done on December 12, 1859, used a steam powered washing machine. Albany County used the building for laundry until the mid 1980s. Today it is a workshop. . . . Map (db m115674) HM
76 New York, Albany County, Albany, Downtown — Academy Park
Established in 1882, a hill on the site required the removal of 10,000 loads of sand and clay filling a gully on the north side of Elk Street where present houses were built. Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making History Erected by Albany . . . Map (db m64997) HM
77 New York, Albany County, Albany, Downtown — City Hall Carillon — Albany 300 - 1686-1986 — Still Making History —
Initiated by William Gorham Rice. Completed in 1927. Restored in 1986 celebrating Albany's Tricentennial of the Dongan Charter through the generous contributions of the citizens of Albany.Map (db m64992) HM
78 New York, Albany County, Albany, Mansion Area — Bleecker Park
In 1835 the City appropriated $1,000 and citizens raised a fund to enclose it within an iron fence. A fountain, the first in the city, dedicated in 1863. Albany 300 - 1686-1986 - Still making HistoryMap (db m65000) HM
79 New York, Albany County, Albany, Washington Park — Boats and Music
The Lakehouse that appears in these images is very different than the building that stands in front of you. The existing Lakehouse, designed by J. Russell White, was built of brick and terra cotta in 1929. It replaced the original 1875 wood . . . Map (db m144255) HM
80 New York, Albany County, Albany, Washington Park — Washington Park — Albany 300 — 1686-1986 • Still Making History —
Attained its present form in the years 1869-1884 Design attributed to the concepts of renowned Landscape Architect Frederick Law OlmstedMap (db m138130) HM
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81 New York, Albany County, Altamont — 2 — Altamont Free Library / Biblioteca Libre de Altamonte — Altamont, New York — The Museum In The Streets —
The Village's First Freight and passenger train station was built in 1864, only months after the first train passed through Knowersville. In 1896 the old station was moved south along the tracks. In 1897, it was replaced by the . . . Map (db m115732) HM
82 New York, Albany County, Altamont — Severson House
Built by Early Settler Jurrian Severson Located on Map of West Manor Rensselaerswyck, 1767 Map (db m44897) HM
83 New York, Albany County, Cohoes — Cluett, Peabody & Company — What Happened at the Bleachery?
Cluett, Peabody & Co., a Troy-based manufacturer of men's collars and shirts, purchased Peebles Island in 1909. The abundant water, existing rail lines, and proximity to the company's Troy factory made the island an ideal location for treating . . . Map (db m115364) HM
84 New York, Albany County, Cohoes — New York Power Authority
The present day hydroelectric power plant located at this site is owned and operated by the New York Power Authority. It was constructed in 1908 when the Mohawk River was dammed, the Waterford Flight of Locks was constructed, and the Erie Canal . . . Map (db m138991) HM
85 New York, Albany County, Colonie — Maplewood Historic Park
Site of Erie Canal lock & former Weighlock Bldg.1850-1915 located near "The Juncta" of old Erie and Champlain CanalsMap (db m40996) HM
86 New York, Albany County, Colonie — The Weighlock Building — 1850-1915
This Greek-revival building was one of several weigh stations along the Canal used to levy the tolls for barges carrying merchandise and farm goods. Until 1850 freight cargoes were measured by the displacement theory, but this hydraulic type . . . Map (db m40999) HM
87 New York, Albany County, Guilderland — Guilderland Town Hall
Town Hall Town of Guilderland Est. April 4, 1803 First Officers; Supervisor Nicholas V. Mynderse, Clerk Peter G. Veeder Town of Guilderland 1985 Map (db m103165) HM
88 New York, Albany County, Guilderland — Locust Vale School
Locust Vale School New Scotland School District No. 11. Built about 1827 and closed 1939. Moved to Meadowdale from Tygert Road During the 1940's. Map (db m48608) HM
89 New York, Albany County, Knox — Dutch Barn
Built Circa 1800 For Palatine German Settler Jacob Sholtes 1761-1852 By Grandson Jacob 1817-1891 Map (db m62841) HM
90 New York, Albany County, Voorheesville — First P.O. 1868
Site of First P.O. 1868 Established in Reid's General Store, Farm of James Reid Town's First Supervisor Map (db m48607) HM
91 New York, Albany County, Watervliet — Erie Canal
Completed 1825 Terminus at Hudson River. Locks called Sidecut allowed entry to navigable waters.Map (db m12214) HM
92 New York, Albany County, Watervliet — Saint Patrick's Church Bell
The most obvious music associated with any church is the sweet and dignified tolling of the church bell. Pictured above is George E. Hipwod, President of the Holy Names Society who presented the bell for placement in the new church. The bell was . . . Map (db m70628) HM
93 New York, Allegany County, New Hudson — Hanging Bog
Hanging Bog is a man-made pond built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's on then federally owned land. In 1962 Hanging Bog was transferred to New York State. The pond is referred to as Hanging Bog because of its unique mat of floating . . . Map (db m86561) HM
94 New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — Civilian Conservation Corps
1933-1942 Allegany State Park - Salamanca, New York Camp SP-50 - Red House - Company 1250 Camp SP-51 - Red House - Company 249 Camp SP-19 - Red House - Company 2218 Dedicated this 7th day of October 1990 to the memory of those young men . . . Map (db m77525) HM
95 New York, Cattaraugus County, Red House — The School in the Forest
Welcome to Science Lake, a favorite park attraction with an interesting history. Science Lake was built in 1926 as the new location for a science camp popularly called "The School in the Forest." Chauncey J. Hamlin, president of the Buffalo . . . Map (db m104901) HM
96 New York, Cattaraugus County, Salamanca — Sweet Water Spring
Sweet Water Spring Legend has it that the Sweet Water Spring gets its name from a Buffalo druggist who was in the area searching for gold with the property owner, N.L. Mr. Kysor. Evidently when the druggist tasted the water, he pronounced it . . . Map (db m60092) HM
97 New York, Cayuga County, Port Byron — Glaciers, Drumlins, and High Level Lakes — Port Byron / Old Erie Canal Heritage Park
During the ice ages of the last 2 million years, glaciers sculpted the land surface forming, amongst other features, the many rounded and elongated hills called drumlins that are seen from the Thruway between Rochester and Syracuse. From this . . . Map (db m103583) HM
98 New York, Cayuga County, Port Byron — Port Byron's Lock 52
Lock 52 on the Erie Canal was once a busy place. Built in 1851 and lengthened on the berm side in 1887 to accommodate two boats hitched together in tandem, the lock created a popular stopping point for canal boatmen. The 11-foot lift at Lock 52 . . . Map (db m103581) HM
99 New York, Cayuga County, Port Byron — The Erie Canal in Port Byron — Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron — Today's Canal System in New York —
The Erie Canal in Port Byron When the original Erie Canal or "Clinton's Ditch" was completed here in 1819, Port Byron was transformed from a frontier settlement to a thriving canal town. Indeed, the local citizens were so hopeful with the new . . . Map (db m103580) HM
100 New York, Chautauqua County, Chautauqua — Palestine Park — A Continuing Tradition
At the founding of Chautauqua in 1874, John Heyl Vincent assigned to Dr. W.W. Wythe the task of creating Palestine Park, starting with a makeshift temporary wooden model. The park has evolved to its present permanent location and depicts the . . . Map (db m117529) HM

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