“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2019
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1 Alabama, Baldwin County, Fairhope — Fairhope Museum of History
Dedicated 2008 A gift to the people of Fairhope from The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation & the City of Fairhope Dedicated April 5, 2008 The Front Section of this structure was carefully restored to reflect its original use as Fairhope's . . . Map (db m128887) HM
2 Alabama, Baldwin County, Foley — Cobb's Light
1942, Benjamin DeWitt Cobb, more affectionately known as “B.D.”, was appointed as the lone police officer for the town of Foley. In 1943, another officer was hired and B.D. was appointed as the first Chief of Police. This marked the . . . Map (db m81581) HM
3 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Sherling LakeButler County
Commissioned and opened to the public in 1950, Sherling Lake is part of the Alabama Department of Conservation's efforts to construct public fishing lakes throughout Alabama in the 1940s. Greenville Chamber of Commerce President A.G. Johnson . . . Map (db m228690) HM
4 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Memorial Hall1904 – 1924
On this site stood "Memorial Hall," the two story, log and shingle administrative and social center of the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home. Construction was partially financed by individuals from across the state who purchased "Memorial Logs" for . . . Map (db m129410) HM
5 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — CCC Bunker Observation Tower
I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work...More important however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work. –Franklin D. Roosevelt Cheaha State Park was built by the . . . Map (db m175327) HM
6 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Civilian Conservation Corps
On Oct. 29, 1929 the world changed as we know it. On that ominous day, the stock market crashed and facilitated the U.S. Great Depression. Many Americans were unemployed and numerous families lost their homes to foreclosure. In 1933 President . . . Map (db m175325) HM
7 Alabama, Colbert County, Leighton — William LeighFounder of Leighton
(side 1) The town of Leighton was named in honor of the Reverend William Leigh, son and grandson of Revolutionary War veterans. He was born in Amelia County Virginia, Oct 4, 1790 and moved to Alabama about 1823.
Leigh settled nearby . . . Map (db m106112) HM
8 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — Building a New Future
In the early 1930s, which Wilson Dam serving as the starting point for the newly formed TVA and its river development plan, an era of new prosperity in the region began. TVA embarked on one of the largest U.S. hydropower construction programs . . . Map (db m106193) HM
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9 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — How Does Wilson Dam Work?
Wilson Dam Potential floodwaters that surge downstream on the Tennessee River are collected in Wilson Lake. Then, through carefully controlled releases, the water is gradually sent through the dam. Releasing water through the dam serves . . . Map (db m124083)
10 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — Natural and Cultural Preservation/Protecting Resources
Natural and Cultural Preservation TVA is fully committed to protecting our natural and cultural resources. And nowhere is that more evident than right here at Wilson Dam. Here, the 25-acre Old First quarters Small Wild Area showcases the . . . Map (db m106189)
11 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — TVA Goes to War
When the bombing of Pearl Harbor suddenly thrust the United States into World War II, President Roosevelt knew that industrial might would be the key to Ally victory. He needed to build thousands of ships, planes, and bombs, and that meant an urgent . . . Map (db m106194) HM
12 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — TVA: A History of Progress and Innovation / A Valley of Hardships
The Tennessee Valley Authority is much more than just “a power company.” TVA has been proving this for more than 80 years by powering the region’s progress and managing the natural resources in its care for the greatest public good. . . . Map (db m106190) HM
13 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — TVA: Our Enduring Mission/Powering Prosperity
TVA has a rich history of improving quality of life and economic prosperity for people and businesses in the TVA service area. As times have changed, TVA has changed with them, updating and refining its focus to better serve it's enduring mission . . . Map (db m106187) HM
14 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam
During the 19th Century, Muscle Shoals, the shallow but often-flooded rapids of this section of the Tennessee River, impeded navigation, steamboat traffic and agriculture, so the federal government explored the possibility of opening the channel to . . . Map (db m105705) HM
15 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam and the TVA System
Wilson Dam and the TVA System From the very beginning, TVA knew how important Wilson Dam would be to their operations. In fact, the Wilson Dam area served as the headquarters for TVA's initial agricultural and chemical programs. Today, Wilson . . . Map (db m124084)
16 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam: Cornerstone of the TVA System
Wilson Dam is the longest-operating hydroelectric facility in the TVA System and certainly one of the most significant. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, primarily to supply power for nitrate production during World War I, Wilson Dam became . . . Map (db m106188) HM
17 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — Wilson Dam: Setting the Stage
With the U.S. entrenched in World War I, President Woodrow Wilson called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals to produce explosives for the war effort—and a hydroelectric dam to power them both. . . . Map (db m106191) HM
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18 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — Ethel Davis PlazaIn Memory of — Ethel Davis, Artist —
1896-1968 Ethel Davis' vision and determination to enhance the quality of life in the Shoals through support and encouragement of the arts led to the foundation of the Tennessee Valley Art Association in 1963. The following year the City of . . . Map (db m83395) HM
19 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — Ivy GreenBirthplace of Helen Keller
The Family Home of Captain Arthur M. & Kate Adams Keller was built 1820, being the second house erected in Tuscumbia. Here on June 27, 1880 was born America's First Lady of Courage Helen Adams KellerMap (db m29089) HM
20 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — The Challenge / The Response
The Challenge "Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have sight, your hearing, you who are strong . . . Map (db m108373) HM
21 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia
Side AYellow Fever Epidemic 1878 Taking 31 Lives in Tuscumbia Citizen's Relief Committee: F.H. Aydlett, H.M. Finley, J.J. Davis, James Jackson, Chm. J.W. Rand Jr., F.A. Ross, J.N. Sampson, Sec. and C. A. Womble. . . . Map (db m29263) HM
22 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Johann Gottfried Cullmann
Born Frankwetler, Bavarta, Germany July 2, 1823 Died Cullman, Alabama December 3, 1895 Colonel Cullmann Founded the City of Cullman, Alabama, in 1873. Later, in 1877, he founded Cullman County. He also established the Alabama Towns of Bangor, . . . Map (db m83459) HM
23 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Clarence Dowling Barnard
In loving memory of Clarence Dowling Barnard founder of the Claybank Memorial Association for the perpetual care of the Claybank Cemetery 1963Map (db m213373) HM
24 Alabama, DeKalb County, Fort Payne — Indians, Settlers, and Tourists — Little River Canyon National Preserve —
Little River Canyon has been attracting humans for over 10,000 years. Ancestors of the American Indians came here to hunt, gather fruits and nuts, and create temporary settlements. In 1540 Hernando DeSoto and his army of Spanish soldiers passed . . . Map (db m196858) HM
25 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity
On January 25, 1925 the Sisters acquired the 25 - bed Gadsden General Hospital on Chestnut Street and renamed it Holy Name of Jesus Hospital. The Hospital grew under the leadership of the Founders, Father Thomas A. Judge, C. M. and Mother Mary . . . Map (db m39141) HM
26 Alabama, Franklin County, Red Bay — Red Bay School
The first school building was built around 1900 by local citizens. The building was located just across from the Methodist Church. The building was a one-room structure & there were 2 teachers who taught at the school. All pupils walked to school & . . . Map (db m83748) HM
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27 Alabama, Geneva County, Geneva — Emma Knox Kenan LibraryFounded 1904
Mrs. Emma Knox Kenan established the library at the request of school superintendent W.W. Benson in a small cloak room of the Geneva School. The library was financed by subscriptions, book rentals and fund raisers. The property where the library now . . . Map (db m131869) HM
28 Alabama, Jackson County, Dutton — Town of Dutton
The Town of Dutton was incorporated in 1963. The town was named after Marion M. Dutton. The prime reason for incorporating the area was to have an entity in place in order to form the Waterworks Board of Dutton and to be able to borrow government . . . Map (db m197512) HM
29 Alabama, Jackson County, Skyline — Skyline Farms
History excerpted from various articles written by Dr. David Campbell, president of Northeast Alabama State Community College Skyline Farms was an effort to build a “new world” in rural America where tenant farmers, hit hard by . . . Map (db m167093) HM
30 Alabama, Jackson County, Skyline — Skyline School
The Skyline School was built as part of the Skyline Farms Project, a self-help program that the United States government conducted in 1934-1945 for unemployed farmers. Started by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the program loaned . . . Map (db m167096) HM
31 Alabama, Jefferson County, Bessemer — Thomas McAdory Owen(1866-1920)
Thomas McAdory Owen, son of Dr. William Marmaduke Owen and Nancy Lucretia McAdory Owen, was born here on December 15, 1866, at the home of his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Emily McAdory. A University of Alabama graduate and lawyer, Owen . . . Map (db m215738) HM
32 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Carrie A. Tuggle1858 - 1924
In Tribute to Carrie A. Tuggle 1858 - 1924 Scholar, Teacher and Christian. A life of unselfish service to the troubled and the homeless black boys and girls. In 1903, she founded a school and orphanage, the Tuggle . . . Map (db m27391) HM
33 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Donnelly House
This neoclassical structure was built in 1905 for James W. Donnelly, "the father of the Birmingham Library System." Donnelly moved to Birmingham from his native Cincinnati, Ohio after retiring from Proctor and Gamble. A much respected . . . Map (db m26740) HM
34 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — St. Vincent’s HospitalBirmingham’s Oldest Hospital
Named for St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Daughters of Charity in France in 1633, the hospital opened December 20, 1898 in the temporarily rented Henry F. DeBardelaben mansion at 206 15th Street South. Father Patrick A. O’Reilly founded the . . . Map (db m27523) HM
35 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler HotelMarch 22, 1923 - March 1, 1982
Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II “Tutwiler Green”, this section of Birmingham Green was so named in a resolution passed by the Birmingham City Council to honor the life and work of Temple Tutwiler II, who contributed greatly to the . . . Map (db m27525) HM
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36 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — The Works Progress Administration Reported unreadable
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) funded the design and construction of Vulcan Park in the late 1930s. This was done in conjunction with the Alabama Highway Department’s improvement of U.S. Highway 31, the major north/south route that runs . . . Map (db m69022) HM
37 Alabama, Jefferson County, Mountain Brook — First Tuberculosis Sanatorium
1,000 feet East a small group of tents erected May, 1910 by the Anti Tuberculosis Association of Jefferson County constituted the first effort to aid victims of tuberculosis in North Alabama.Map (db m26964) HM
38 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Charles Caine AndersonCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Widely known and admired both for his success in business and for his philanthropy. Charles C. Anderson was one of only 12 individuals in the United States to receive the Horatio Alger Award in 2014.Map (db m219339) HM
39 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — John Wilkinson TaylorCity of Florence Walk of Honor
As Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Dr. John W. Taylor pioneered international programs following WWII aimed at ending illiteracy by promoting education within communities. He introduced an early version of distance learning through . . . Map (db m219310) HM
40 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Sculpture Relief Books and Learning1921
This sculpture relief was created by James W. Stoves and placed above the entrance to Gilbert Elementary School in 1921. In 1980, following the demolition of Gilbert school, it was moved to Hibbett Middle School. Because of its theme which relates . . . Map (db m84048) HM
41 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Wilson Dam
Construction of Wilson Dam began in 1918 and was completed in 1924. The Dam is 137 feet high and stretches 4,541 feet across the Tennessee River. Wilson Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has 21 generating units with a net dependable capacity . . . Map (db m73997) HM
42 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Waterloo — Mud Glorious Mud
Birds Come From All Directions to Enjoy the Tasty Treats Hidden Beneath the Mud In the late summer. fall, and winter, reservoir levels in the Tennessee River Valley drop drastically to expose areas of mudflats. although unsightly to some, theses . . . Map (db m105713) HM
43 Alabama, Lawrence County, Hillsboro — Home of Annie Wheeler
Born July 31, 1868 ~ Died April 10, 1955 Daughter of General Joseph Wheeler Gallantly served her country three times on foreign soil. Volunteer nurse, Santiago, Cuba~1898. Spanish~American War and Manila, P.I. ~1899 during Philippine . . . Map (db m29558) HM
44 Alabama, Lawrence County, Town Creek — The TVA System of Multi-purpose DamsWheeler Dam — Built for the people of the United States of America —
The Tennessee River has its headwaters in the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The main stream forms at Knoxville, where the Houston and the French Broad Rivers join. The valley, 41,000 square miles in area, receives . . . Map (db m47486) HM
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45 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Chewacla State Park(CCC)
Side 1 Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal (1933-1942), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established to provide work for single young men. The CCC's Company 4448, Camp Alabama SP-12, began work in September 1935 to . . . Map (db m85164) HM
46 Alabama, Lee County, Loachapoka — Dr. Alexander Nunn / Lee County Historical Society
Dr. Alexander Nunn Dr. Nunn was born in Loachapoka on September 17, 1904. Beginning in 1924 he contributed to and edited the Progressive Farmer Magazine for 43 years. He helped to start Southern Living Magazine, retiring in . . . Map (db m73537) HM
47 Alabama, Limestone County, Athens — Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence
A section of the fence that surrounded the 'Court House' grounds until 1916. When construction of the present building was planned, the fence was moved to the County Poor Farm on Elkton Rd. This section donated to the people of Limestone County by . . . Map (db m85390) HM
48 Alabama, Macon County, Notasulga — Camp WattsNamed for Thomas H. Watts — CSA Attorney General (1862-63) and Alabama Governor (1863-65) —
The camp on this site served as a military hospital, a camp of conscription and instruction, a supply depot, and a cemetery during the War Between the States. At one time, there were hundreds of headstones and rocks marking the final resting place . . . Map (db m73529) HM
49 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Great PhilanthropistsTuskegee Institute National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I will be very glad to pay the bills for the library building . . . and I am glad of this opportunity to show the interest I have in your noble work. —Andrew Carnegie Carnegie Hall is named for Andrew Carnegie, . . . Map (db m101923) HM
50 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — 4 — Julius Rosenwald — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) was a Jewish multimillionaire merchant and one of the founders (1906) of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, then the largest department store in the United States. Rosenwald was a member of the Tuskegee University Board of . . . Map (db m134671) HM
51 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Civilian Conservation Corps(C. C. C.) Camp — 1935~1940 —
This rock entrance is all that remains of Camp Ala. SP-16, 3486 and Camp Ala. TVA-7, 3483 which were built here due to available water. They were part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's conservation projects. When WW II started the men enlisted . . . Map (db m55607) HM
52 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Lowell M. AndersonFather of Monte Sano Club
He proposed this pool to the residents, found the site, raised funds and crews, and put both to work. He trained residents of all ages and professions to operate bulldozers, bend and tie rebar, pour concrete, and plumb a pool. (The deck on the . . . Map (db m108684) HM
53 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 2 — Making the Water WorkHuntsville Water Trail
Once John Hunt started bringing settlers in, the town began growing fast. Within five years, LeRoy Pope — who had big plans for the area — bought Big Spring and much of the land around it, including the site of John Hunt's cabin. Then in 1823, . . . Map (db m167109) HM
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54 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — 3 — The Spring Runs Its CourseHuntsville Water Trail
After the building of the dam and pump system in 1823, Huntsville enjoyed more than a century of continued growth. In 1843, LeRoy Pope's son, William generously sold Big Spring to the city for the paltry sum of one dollar, and in 1858 the city . . . Map (db m167108) HM
55 Alabama, Madison County, New Market — Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and CemeteryNew Market, Alabama — 1870-1923 —
For 53 years Madison County operated an establishment one-half mile to the south where the indigent, lame, and unfortunate were housed in a series of log buildings. Each year a superintendent and a physician were appointed to care for their needs. . . . Map (db m154290) HM
56 Alabama, Madison County, Toney — Toney Rosenwald School
The first public county high school for African-Americans in Madison County was located in the Toney community. The original Toney School was founded in 1896 in a log cabin on the Henderson (Tump) Crutcher place (-½ mile west of this site, at the . . . Map (db m201346) HM
57 Alabama, Marshall County, Guntersville — Section of Core
Drilled from limestone bedrock during construction of Guntersville Dam, 1935 - 1938Map (db m85903) HM
58 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Memorial Park
Side 1 Dedicated on March 21, 1926, near what was then the western city limits of Mobile, the park made possible by the Mothers' Army and Navy League, a volunteer women's group organized in the city during the Great War. Fundraising for Memorial . . . Map (db m149322) HM
59 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Mobile City Hospital
Built in 1830 by Thomas S. James, Mobile's third hospital has been preserved in its original design except for additions at each end, serving without interruption through disastrous fires, yellow fever epidemics, and war. For 83 years between . . . Map (db m86404) HM
60 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — St. John's Episcopal Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church, established and built in 1855, stood at the northwest corner of this block, its rectory adjacent. Between 1860 and 1870, the Church Home, an orphanage and school consisting of three buildings, was constructed. This was . . . Map (db m123443) HM
61 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — The Little ColtLittle Colt of Córdoba — (Potro de Córdoba) —
(2010 marker inscription) Damaged in 1979 during Hurricane Frederic, The Little Colt was basically lost to the city until 2001 when it was retrieved from a private warehouse. The Wayne D. McRae Philanthropic Fund provided funding to Main . . . Map (db m154239) HM
62 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — The Salvation Army in Mobile
At the corner of Conception and St. Francis Streets, Captain Edward Justus Parker, Staff-Captain Charles Miles and a Salvation Army lieutenant conducted an open air meeting on the night of their arrival in March 1887. In contrast to earlier . . . Map (db m86337) HM
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63 Alabama, Mobile County, Theodore — The Story of Bellingrath GardensA Gift to Posterity
(plaque 1) The site of the famed gardens was originally a semi-tropical jungle on the Isle-Aux-Coirs River. In 1917 the property was acquired for a private fishing lodge by Walter and Bessie Morse Bellingrath… The primeval beauty of the . . . Map (db m100526)
64 Alabama, Montgomery County, Hope Hull — Tankersley Rosenwald SchoolErected in 1923
This building was one of fourteen schools constructed in Montgomery County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker . . . Map (db m71427) HM
65 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Beauty and HopeRestoring the Vision...Preserving The Legacy
"This section lying between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue will provide the central beautification theme as it will evolve into a beautiful elevated rose garden with 2,000 selected roses planted at vantage points... the color ensemble, when . . . Map (db m86480) HM
66 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Rising Sun Lodge No. 29Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
Dr. Henry Rhodes, for whom Rhodes Ferry Landing was named, was Decatur's first Postmaster and one of the organizers of the Lodge (Nov. 22, 1826). Chartered in 1827, its first Worshipful Master was Colonel Francis Dancy, builder of the Dancy-Polk . . . Map (db m102823) HM
67 Alabama, Morgan County, Falkville — Original Falkville Town Hall Building / Falkville Water Tower
Original Falkville Town Hall Building According to a bronze plaque located on the east side of the building, the original Town Hall was built from 1936-1937 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The two-story brick structure was one of . . . Map (db m160713) HM
68 Alabama, St. Clair County, Eden — None — Camp Winnataska
Dr. Elwyn Ballard, Commissioner of Boy Scouts in Birmingham, and his wife, Florence Aye Ballard, discovered this site in 1914, and became vital forces in the founding and growth of the camp. Boy Scouts and Boys Club members from the area first . . . Map (db m49659) HM
69 Alabama, Talladega County, Talladega — Presbyterian Home For ChildrenSynod Of Alabama — Presbyterian Church In The United States —
Originally conceived 1864 as a home for children of Confederate dead by Synod in session at Selma. Opened at Tuskegee 1868 - relocated in Talladega 1891. A haven for dependent youth of Alabama providing training, education, and worship in a . . . Map (db m28206) HM
70 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Margaret M. DuPont
Margaret McLeod DuPont was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Home Economics Education. She worked as a secretary for the Vice President of Reichhold Chemical and as a Stenographer for Mayor . . . Map (db m35380) HM
71 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Queen City Park
In 1926, the City of Tuscaloosa purchased a 31-acre tract of land that would become Queen City Park. Amenities were added utilizing funds from President Roosevelt's Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Works Project Administration (WPA). Some of the . . . Map (db m203568) HM
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72 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Camden Academy Historic DistrictWilcox County
[side 1 • faces east] In 1886, William Henderson, a Scottish immigrant, former Union Army Officer, and United Presbyterian moved from New York to Wilcox County. He saw the plight of freed slaves and urged his children to begin schools in the . . . Map (db m228693) HM
73 Alaska, Denali Borough, Denali National Park — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m195774) HM
74 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau, Downtown Juneau — Calhoun Ave. Overpass
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps — 1935 Olaf Torkelson, Juneau Street Commissioner from 1924-1936, was instrumental in the success of this project. The overpass was built to provide safe access for children who attended Capital School . . . Map (db m181738) HM
75 Alaska, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan — Trials by FireFrontier, flames and fortitude
Our fire department: From buckets to pumpers Ketchikan Fire Department started in 1900 with a bucket brigade. You were a member if you had a bucket and could carry it full of water. Such rudimentary protection was inadequate in a bustling . . . Map (db m181985) HM
76 Alaska, Sitka Borough, Sitka — Sitka Woman's Club
The 'Cottage-by-the Sea' was constructed in 1897 by Norwegian prospector Captain Hans Christian Pande. While Alaska was still a Territory, the W.P. Mills Company donated this house to the Sitka Woman's Club for a clubhouse, which led to the . . . Map (db m181256) HM
77 Alaska, Sitka Borough, Sitka — Staton's Steakhouse and Cocktail Lounge228 Harbor Drive
Norman E. Staton Sr. and Ethel L. (Milonich) Staton, lifelong Alaskans moved from Ketchikan to Sitka in 1955 opening their first restaurant, the Pioneer Grill on Katlian Street and their second, the Sitka Café on Lincoln Street before opening . . . Map (db m181259) HM
78 Arizona, Cochise County, Bisbee — Bisbee City Fire Hall
Bisbee architect F. C. Hurst designed this building in 1906. Hurst had also designed the Bisbee Central School in 1905. Designed as a combination city hall and fire station, the design was titled "City Fire Hall Building". The original . . . Map (db m195860) HM
79 Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park — Albright Training Center History
The Horace M. Albright Training Center is a National Park Service facility for employee development. Established in 1963 and named for the National Park Service's second director, the training center serves as an educational program center for . . . Map (db m39602) HM
80 Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park — CCC Legacy
Maybe those mountains are hard to climb. Those trees so hard to cut. But the air is pure, the water fine. And we're climbing right out of the rut.... For besides helping ourselves, you see. We are helping Mother and Dad. - Robert L. . . . Map (db m78836) HM
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81 Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park — Mission 66
Responding to mounting political and public pressure, Congress authorized a ten-year program in 1955 to regenerate and modernize the national parks dubbed "Mission 66" for the target date of 1966, the National Park Service's 50th anniversary. The . . . Map (db m39587) HM
82 Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon Village — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 — Jan. 22, 1930 —
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m169438) HM
83 Arizona, Coconino County, Page — Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon DamReclamation: Managing Water in the West
Colorado River Storage Project In recognition of the vision of the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956 and the significant contributions the act has made to the development of the Upper Colorado River Basin states, this plaque . . . Map (db m40350) HM
84 Arizona, Coconino County, Page — Glen Canyon DamColorado River Storage Project
Dedicated by the First Lady Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson September 22, 1966 United States Department of the Interior Stewart L. Udall, Secretary Bureau of Reclamation Floyd E. Dominy, Commissioner [The following marker is inside the . . . Map (db m40370) HM
85 Arizona, Coconino County, Page — Rock Bolts / High ScalingReclamation: Managing Water in the West
Rock Bolts Since Navajo sandstone tends to fracture vertically, rock bolts lock rock slabs together, thereby minimizing rock falls into the canyon. These bolts extend from 45 to 75 feet (14-23 meters) into the canyon wall. They are assembled . . . Map (db m40346) HM
86 Arizona, Coconino County, Page — Turbine Runner
This stainless steel turbine runner was removed in 1989 from the Bureau of Reclamation's Crystal Dam Powerplant in Montrose, Colorado. Weighing about 8½ metric tons, it is the rotating part of a Francis-type reaction turbine (named after its . . . Map (db m40371) HM
87 Arizona, Coconino County, Sedona — Carl Richards' Garage
Carl Richards constructed this building in 1947 as his blacksmith shop. At the time, auto garage work was just a sideline. Richards is known as Sedona's first 'Fire Chief' because he kept the town's first fire truck in his garage. If there was a . . . Map (db m78744) HM
88 Arizona, Gila County, Roosevelt — The Bridge1987-1990 — Tonto National Forest —
Before dam modifications could begin, a $21.3 million bridge was built to relocate traffic off the top of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Lake Bridge is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America. The bridge, spanning 1,080 feet . . . Map (db m134161) HM
89 Arizona, Gila County, San Carlos — The Coolidge Dam
Built by The United States of America Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs Irrigation Service Calvin Coolidge President of the United States of America Roy O. West Secretary of the Interior • Hubert Work Secretary of . . . Map (db m81530) HM
90 Arizona, Graham County, Fort Thomas — Melvin Jones International MemorialHistorical Site
Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879, near this site in Fort Thomas. He lived here for the first eight years of his life, during the Indian Wars here. In 1917, Melvin Jones formed Lions Clubs International with 20 delegates representing 27 . . . Map (db m28051) HM
91 Arizona, Graham County, Safford — Odd Fellows Home1920
In June 1920, the State Lodge of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs announced that a home for orphans and the elderly would be built on the 13-acre Beebe Homestead in Safford. Construction started in December from plans drawn by architect William Bray of . . . Map (db m195857) HM
92 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Roosevelt Dam1989 – 1996 — Tonto National Forest —
After nearly nine years of work, $430 million in construction cost, 450,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 849 miles of reinforcing steel, another vivid chapter in Arizona history has been rewritten. Modifications to Roosevelt Dam were required . . . Map (db m34107) HM
93 Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — The People Who Made It HappenThe Building of a Dam — Tonto National Forest —
The construction of Roosevelt Dam involved several thousand people over the course of the project. Hiring was straightforward; a foreman would simply size up a man and decide if he could do the work. Jobs requiring diverse skills were plentiful. . . . Map (db m34108) HM
94 Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Central City — Rehabilitation of the Carnegie Library
Department of Library, Archives and Public Records Board Members: Frank Kelly, Chairman, Speaker of the House • Stan Turley, President of the Senate • John Hays, State Senator • Polly Rosenbaum, State Representative • Sharon Turgeon, . . . Map (db m27629) HM
95 Arizona, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Globa — The Original Site of the Desert MissionBeginnings of John C. Lincoln Hospital
Born of the selfless and compassionate services of those individuals who gave medical, spiritual and other assistance to the sick and needy in the Sunnyslope area. After the turn of the century, the Desert Mission grew to be the center of these . . . Map (db m111478) HM
96 Arizona, Maricopa County, Scottsdale, South Scottsdale — Charles Miller1862 - 1923
An early Civic Leader of Scottsdale, Charles Miller purchased this property and the 120 acres to the North and West from Scottsdale founder Winfield Scott. He with two others Founded the Scottsdale Light and Power Company, which brought . . . Map (db m40594) HM
97 Arizona, Mohave County, Fredonia — A New National Monument — Pipe Spring National Monument —
I have personally visited Pipe Spring several times and realize the desirableness of having this area established as a National Monument for the benefit of motorists traveling between Zion and Grand Canyon Parks. —Director Stephen . . . Map (db m149343) HM
98 Arizona, Mohave County, Fredonia — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 — Jan. 22, 1930 —
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m149341) HM
99 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — Charles Metcalfe Park
Dedicated in Memory of Charles Metcalfe 1855-1943 He deeded in perpetuity this land as a park for the use of Kingman youth. Recognized as a civic leader and land developer, He proposed development of Hualapai Mountain Park. He held . . . Map (db m29362) HM
100 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — Locomotive ParkEngine 3759 / Caboose No. 999520
Engine 3759 Engine No. 3759, is a mighty steam engine from an era nearly 100 years ago. An era of iron horses that sped across thousands of miles; an era that has always been entwined with Kingman. But just what is No. 3759, besides one of . . . Map (db m194743) HM

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