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By Cosmos Mariner, October 5, 1996
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Argentina, Rio Negro, San Carlos de Bariloche — Republica ArgentinaAdministracion de Parques Nacionales
Republica Argentina Administracion de Parques Nacionales 1876 – 22 – Enero – 1976 1st Centenario del Izamiento del pabellon nacional en El Lago Nahuel Huapi por El Perito Doctor Francisco Pascasio . . . — Map (db m60367) HM
Australia, New South Wales, Lithgow — The Great Zig ZagLithgow
A railway zig zag is a series of reversing ramps used to avoid very steep grades. John Whitton, Engineer in Chief NSW Government Railways 1856-90, chose this as the economical method for the descent from Clarence to Lithgow. Built during 1866-69 by . . . — Map (db m59808) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — Post Hospital Complex
On February 28, 1899, the U.S. Army completed construction of the post Hospital for the garrison of Fort Morgan. At a cost of $7,500.00, the original structure consisted of a two story modern medical facility that was heated by mineral oil. Due . . . — Map (db m116935) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Early Years of Statehood
Early Years of Statehood In the early years of statehood, silver strikes at Leadville and Aspen brought settlers and money into Colorado. Rail lines, smelters, and refineries were built, and large coalfields were opened up. The High . . . — Map (db m119387) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Habitat for Wildlife - A Rich History
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Located just eleven miles northeast of downtown Denver, the Refuge is the largest contiguous open space in the Denver metropolitan area. A major environmental restoration program will be . . . — Map (db m119390) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
In 1942, women and men of the U.S. Army built this Arsenal that helped achieve victory in WWII and the Cold War. With thanks to our partners, the U.S. Army, Shell Oil Company and their contractors, we dedicate this flagpole to the employees of . . . — Map (db m119380) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — The Fourteeners
The Fourteeners There are 58 peaks in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that are above 14,000 feet in height. While 54 are generally acknowledged to be "14ers", most people who want to climb them want to climb all 58. They are contained in six . . . — Map (db m119395) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Where's the Water?
Commerce City Commerce City was incorporated as Commerce Town in 1952 and became Commerce City in 1970. In 2004 the Prairie Gateway, a 917-acre parcel of land located along the western edge of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife . . . — Map (db m119381) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — A Cattle EconomyFive Centuries of Ranching on the Prairie
Hacienda de la Chua Organized cattle ranching at the prairie began here in the 1600s. You are standing at the site of the largest ranch in Spanish Florida, Hacienda de Ia Chua (right). Hacienda de la Chua was the main supplier of beef to St. . . . — Map (db m126488) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Alachua Sink
The Alachua Sink, a named likely derived from the Potano word meaning “jug,” is the deepest of Paynes Prairie’s sinkholes and acts as a conduit for water entering the Floridan aquifer at a rate of up to 6 million gallons per day. . . . — Map (db m126294) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Boulware Springs Water Works Building
The Boulware Springs Water Works Building is located directly adjacent to the brick reservoir for the springs, on a site of gently rolling to steep topography at the northern edge of Paynes Prairie. Boulware Springs, free-flowing and . . . — Map (db m70587) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Bryan Hall
Nathan Philemon Bryan was born in Ft. Mason, Florida, in 1872. In 1893 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory College, followed in 1895 by a law degree from Washington and Lee University. That year he opened a law practice in Jacksonville, . . . — Map (db m128913) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Devil's MillhopperRegistered Natural Landmark
Devil’s Millhopper has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s environment . . . — Map (db m125200) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Forced into ServiceFlorida De Soto Trail — August 13, 1539
It’s August 13, 1539… Hernando de Soto and his scouting party are passing through the Indian villages of Utinamocharra located just south of here – My army of more than 700 men follow behind. We will march quickly through this . . . — Map (db m126581) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Gainesville’s Only Artesian Spring
Located below is Gainesville’s only artesian spring. Tapped directly with a pipe in 1898, the springs provided the City’s only water source for many years. In 1905, Gainesville’s plentiful water supply was used to entice the University of . . . — Map (db m70590) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Living Links to Florida's Past
The Spanish explorers brought cattle and horses to Florida when they visited in the 1500s. When the Spanish left, the cattle and horses stayed. Today's cracker cattle and horses are direct descendants of those animals. They are a link to all of the . . . — Map (db m126399) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Trains Rumbled Overhead
This old, concrete railway trestle is a remnant of the Florida Southern Railroad. Crews laid tracks here starting in 1882. The railroad played a major role in the founding and history of Gainesville. The Gainesville Hawthorne Trail now follows this . . . — Map (db m126478) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Walker Hall
Edgar Smith Walker was born June 3, 1858, in Cooper County, Missouri. He was educated in country schools and lived on a farm until the age of 18. While attending the University of Missouri, he accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at . . . — Map (db m128915) HM
Florida (Alachua County), High Springs — Fear StrickenFlorida De Soto Trail — August 15, 1539
It’s August 15, 1539… Hernando de Soto and his scouts arrive at the Indian village of Cholupaha. It lies along the present-day Santa Fe River, which runs through here – My Men captured several Indians and questioned them about . . . — Map (db m126582) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Newberry — Little Red Schoolhouse
contributing member Newberry Historic District and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places Little Red Schoolhouse circa 1910 — Map (db m126398) HM
Florida (Bay County), Mexico Beach — Vamar(formerly Eleanor Bolling)
Built in 1919 for the British Navy, this 170-foot steamer originally was christened Kilmarnock. Admiral Richard E. Byrd purchased the ship for use in his Antarctic expedition of 1928-30 and renamed her Eleanor Bolling in honor of . . . — Map (db m73753) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Frank SteunenbergGovernor of Idaho — 1897-1900
When in 1899 organized lawlessness challenged the power of Idaho, he upheld the dignity of the state, enforced its authority and restored law and order within its boundaries, for which he was assassinated in 1905. “Rugged in body, . . . — Map (db m128543) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Idaho's Liberty Bell Replica
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Idaho by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence . . . — Map (db m128542) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Jesus Urquides Packs a Mule, 1925
In 1850, at age seventeen, Jesus Urquides joined the California gold rush to Stockton and the Sierra Nevadas. In 1860, striking out on his own, he followed the rush to Walla Walla, Lewiston, and The Dalles. Boise Basin’s 1863 gold rush lured . . . — Map (db m110696) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Jesus Urquides, Circa 1870
Legendary mule packer Jesus Urquides was a Boise pioneer and founder of a freighting business located on this site. Born January 18, 1833 in Sonora, Mexico, Urquides migrated to the California gold fields in 1850 where he worked as a mule packer . . . — Map (db m110694) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Maria Dolores (Lola) Binnard, circa 1910
Maria Dolores (Lola) Urquides was born to Jesus and Adelaida Urquides on October 8, 1882. She married Daniel H. Binnard in 1902, but he died suddenly in 1915 and Lola moved back to 115 Main Street to care for her aging father until his death in . . . — Map (db m110689) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Oregon Trail Monument
Placed here by Ezra Meeker on May 9, 1906 Pioneer • Preservationist • Visionary Ezra Meeker was largely responsible for locating and preserving the Old Oregon Trail. To commemorate the centennial of this monument, a time capsule of . . . — Map (db m128544) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958
In 1879, with the death of his friend Antonio de Ocampo, the packer Urquides inherited Ocampo’s city lot at 115 Main Street. Here along a canal he built a home for his wife, Adelaida, their sons, Arthur and Manuel and daughter, Maria . . . — Map (db m110693) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Warm Springs Avenue
The Warm Springs Avenue neighborhood began to emerge in the 1890’s, soon after Kelly Hot Springs, for which the street was named, was tapped to provide water for Boise’s fire hydrants. The prominent owners of the water line built their mansions on . . . — Map (db m109839) HM
Idaho (Adams County), New Meadows — J. I. Morgan, Inc.
In 1946 Jack Morgan and his brother Ed purchased the logging division at New Meadows, Idaho, from Boise Payette Lumber Company. The new company was called J. I. Morgan, Inc. In the years that followed, the company was . . . — Map (db m110379) HM
Idaho (Benewah County), Plummer — Heyburn State Parkthe Oldest State Park in the Pacific Northwest
The Coeur d’Alene people are the earliest inhabitants of this area. The natural wealth of the forests, rivers, and lakes sustained their existence for countless generations on five million acres of ancestral land. Their lifestyle was . . . — Map (db m110383) HM
Idaho (Benewah County), Plummer — Hnpetptqwe'n Wayside"Place for Racing"
T"nt"nmi, was one of the last Coeur d'Alenes to leave permanent residence along the lake, after tribal members were assigned farm homes under the Allotment Act. At Hnpetptqwe’n, he hosted regular gatherings and celebrations, where guests . . . — Map (db m110411) HM
Idaho (Benewah County), Saint Maries — 286 — John Mullan
Was the Army officer who in 1859-1862 surveyed and built the Mullan Road from Walla Walla, Washington to Fort Benton, Montana. The road was to connect the Missouri and the Columbia, and Congress approved in 1855. Indian troubles and lack . . . — Map (db m110031) HM
Idaho (Benewah County), Saint Maries — Mullan Trail Road
Capt. John Mullan U.S. Army Capt. John Mullan, US Army, Constructor and surveyor. He was directed to mark a wagon and railroad route from Fort Benton, Montana to Walla Walla, Washington from 1853-1855. He built the actual road . . . — Map (db m110000) HM
Idaho (Benewah County), Saint Maries — Splash Dam at Hobo Creek
Loggers used the splash dam system in the Marble Creek basin between 1915 and 1931. In 1923, Rutledge Lumber Company spent $16,352.25 building the dam depicted in this mural. Splash dams stored enough water to “flush” logs down small . . . — Map (db m109997) HM
Idaho (Benewah County), Saint Maries — Willamette Steam Donkey Engine
“A locomotive without wheels…” The Willamette donkeys were fueled by wood or oil, which generated steam to turn drums that were spooled with cable. Cables of 8,000 to 12,000 feet length were common. Because of the long . . . — Map (db m109998) HM
Idaho (Blaine County), Carey — Water and Lava
As the pioneers passed through this parched landscape they were happy to find any available water. Most water is soaked up like a giant sponge when it reaches the lava fields, but here, small creeks to the north cover the porous lava rock with a . . . — Map (db m109897) HM
Idaho (Boise County), Idaho City — Boise County Courthouse
In July of 1871 construction began on this handsome brick building, which was completed by October of the same year. The building was built by C.S. and E.A. Kingsley as a general store. Several businesses have occupied this building . . . — Map (db m109935) HM
Idaho (Boise County), Idaho City — George Kettler's Blacksmith Shop1889
Originally George Kettler’s Blacksmith Shop with ox and horseshoeing sheds on both sides. In more recent years it was owned by Tom and Florence Adams. From 1948 – 1975 they published the “Idaho Mountaineer” newspaper and . . . — Map (db m110260) HM
Idaho (Boise County), Idaho City — The Idaho World
In September of 1863 the pioneer printers Joseph & Thomas Butler founded the newspaper called the “Boise News.” It was later changed to the “Idaho World.” The Idaho World boasts the title of Idaho’s oldest newspaper. . . . — Map (db m109942) HM
Idaho (Boise County), Lowman — A Community in TroubleMore Help Arrived Soon
At 4:00pm on July 29, the Lowman Fire exploded, consuming five square miles of forest. In two hours it grew into a fire storm that destroyed parts of the dispersed Lowman community. Saving lives was the first priority of fire fighters who . . . — Map (db m110747) HM
Idaho (Boise County), Lowman — Life in a Fire Camp
Imagine, the battle against this immense fire was launched from this small Ranger Station! More than 2,300 people came from all over the country to work on the fire lines. Many of them lived in “fire camps” scattered around the . . . — Map (db m110749) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — David Thompson & Finnan MacDonald
At Mamaloose Point, two miles South, Kullyspell house, first trading post in Idaho, was built September, 1809 by David Thompson and Finnan Macdonald — Map (db m112928) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — Glacial Ice DamFilled This Basin as Far as You Can See — Glaciers moved south from Canada spreading across the lake and rivers
Glaciers advanced and retreated a dozen times or more Damming Glacial Lake Missoula Bursting with gargantuan force Flooding areas 400 miles away Shaping today's landscape in Idaho, Washington and Oregon Glacial ice above . . . — Map (db m73493) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — Glacial Lake Missoulaand the floods that shaped the Northwest
Force of energy unleashed was hundreds of times the explosive energy of Mt. Saint Helens Flood events occurred more than a dozen times before the last torrential cataclysm of 12-15,000 years ago Glacial Lake Missoula and the Channeled . . . — Map (db m73495) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — Hope & East HopeMeet Traders and Merchants in Their Railroad and Timber Communities
Henrietta Tugboat for Hope Lumber Original Thornton School Spring Creek ca 1909 1894 Flood Changed Landscape Destroyed buildings along the tracks Floodwaters at level of present highway . . . — Map (db m73480) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — 148 — Kullyspell House
Idaho’s fur trade began in the fall of 1809 when David Thompson built a trading post 2.5 miles southwest of here. Kullyspell House (Thompson spelled “Kalispell” that way) was the earliest fur trade post in the American . . . — Map (db m112927) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Hope — 320 — Lake Pend Oreille
When the last of the continental ice sheets blocked this valley, a great lake extended over 200 miles into Montana. Ice about as high as the mountain ridges held back water as deep as 800 to 1000 feet at Missoula, ten to twenty thousand . . . — Map (db m73490) HM
Idaho (Bonner County), Oldtown — Albeni Falls
...the falls As you look down at the Pend Oreille (Pond O'Ray) River and Albeni Falls Dam (Albany) you may be looking for the falls. In 1887 a 26 year-old French Canadian farmer living in Blanchard, Idaho, also wondered where the falls . . . — Map (db m109902) HM
Kentucky (Barren County), Horse Cave — 698 — Bear Wallow
On CSA invasion of Kentucky, resulting in battle of Perryville, Gen. Leonidas Polk’s wing moved thru here, Sept. 16, 1862, to attack USA troops at Munfordville. Two of Kentucky raids by CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s cavalry routed thru here, . . . — Map (db m79208) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Crowley Louisiana Post Office 1913
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m123416) HM
Louisiana (Bienville Parish), Gibsland — Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Ambush Site
On This Site May 23, 1934 at 9:15 a.m. The Infamous Outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Met Their Demise At The Hands Of These Dedicated Law Enforcement Officials Lest we Forget These Brave And Vigilant Conservators of the . . . — Map (db m128271) HM
Maine (Aroostook County), Fort Kent — The Aroostook War
The Aroostook War was an undeclared, bloodless “war” that occurred in 1839. The peace treaty that ended the American Revolution in 1783 had not satisfactorily determined the boundary between New Brunswick and what is now Maine. The . . . — Map (db m102463) HM
Maine (Aroostook County), Presque Isle — Maine Solar System ModelScale: 1:93,000,000
You are part of Northern Maine’s Aroostook County 40-mile long scale model of the Solar System. At this scale, one mile along U.S. Route 1 equals the distance from the Earth to the Sun, known as an “astronomical unit”. The Sun is located . . . — Map (db m58942) HM
Maine (Aroostook County), Winterville — The Aroostook and Fish River Roads
The northern portion of present-day Route 11 from Sherman to Fort Kent was planned and constructed in many stages from 1826 to the 1850s. This stretch of road includes two historical routes: the Aroostook Road, which ran 75 miles from Molunkus . . . — Map (db m102464) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Parkton — Virginia Hall
Highly effective undercover agent during WWII. Declared by Gestapo the most dangerous Allied spy. Grew up at Box Horn Farm nearby. Hunting accident forced partial amputation of leg, barring her from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. She played a . . . — Map (db m122150) HM
Michigan (Alcona County), Greenbush — L728 — Greenbush School
Built in 1870, across from the township hall, Greenbush School is one of Alcona County’s pioneer schools. It remained a part of the Alcona County educational system until 1947. The school began with twenty-five students, kindergarten through eighth . . . — Map (db m121967) HM
Michigan (Alcona County), Harrisville — Alcona County Review
The first issue of the Alcona County Review was published on April 27, 1877 by publisher James K. Fairchild. Nine publishers and 140 years later, the Review is the oldest continuously run business in Alcona County. Throughout all of those years, . . . — Map (db m121971) HM
Michigan (Alcona County), Harrisville — Harrisville Depot
In 1883, Russell Alger formed the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad. In 1895 it was combined with the Alpena and Northern to form the Detroit and Mackinaw Rail Company. In 1900 depot sites were selected at Greenbush and Harrisville. Scheduled . . . — Map (db m121975) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — A Shipbuilding Revolution
Shipbuilding forever changed with the transition from wooden hulls to those built of iron and steel. The first iron-hulled freighter on the Great Lakes, the Onoko, debuted in 1881. At 287 feet long, she was a giant of her day. Just five years . . . — Map (db m122196) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — L2103 — Alpena City Hall
Located on the Government Square, City Hall remains one of Alpena’s most prominent structures. In 1904 when the city council chose to construct the building of Bedford (Indiana) limestone rather than local limestone or concrete from Alpena’s . . . — Map (db m121900) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Bigger, Stronger, Faster
At the time of the U.S. Civil War, thousands of sailing ships worked the Great Lakes. Despite their impressive numbers, these sailing vessels struggled hardly able to keep pace with the enormous demands for bulk cargos generated by America's . . . — Map (db m122215) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Fast Steel Flyer: The Bulk Freighter Grecian
Launched in 1891, the Grecian symbolizes an era of unprecedented industrial growth and dramatic changes in technology. Newspapers heralded the steamer and her five sister ships as “fast steel flyers.” A marvel of efficiency at . . . — Map (db m126625) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Harbor Tug Ralph
In 1874, the 60-foot wooden harbor tug E.H. Miller began a 45-year career operating out of Alpena, escorting vessels on the Thunder Bay River and assisting those in distress. The tug was not without her own share of mishaps. In her first . . . — Map (db m122200) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — International Shipmaster's Association
The maritime professionals who sail the ships on the Great Lakes are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their fraternal organization, the I. M. S. A. whose purpose is stated in the Association's constitution, "The purpose of this association's . . . — Map (db m121889) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Propellers
The screw steamer or "propeller" first appeared on the Great Lakes in the 1840s. These vessels featured wooden hulls and shallow bottoms like early sidewheelers, but their steam engines powered one or more screw propellers at the stern of the ship . . . — Map (db m121898) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Research Vessels
For centuries explorers and scientists have researched the Great Lakes. As a vital transportation link to the Midwest and one of the largest sources of fresh water on the planet. Such important resources warranted scientific, charting and survey . . . — Map (db m122199) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Rising from the Ashes: The New Orleans
Life on the frontier Great Lakes was dangerous when the sidewheeler Vermilion went into service in 1838. In 1842, the 151-foot steamer burned to the waterline, killing several people. A year later, with immigration booming and the economy . . . — Map (db m122429) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Squeezing The Profit Margin
Sailing ships first appeared on the Great Lakes when French explorer Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle built the Griffon in 1679. By 1870, over two thousand sailing ships plied the Great Lakes. Most of these sailing ships were . . . — Map (db m122194) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — L990 — St. Bernard Catholic Church
In 1861 Bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868) trod through snow and icy waters from Sault Ste. Marie to Alpena where he founded a Catholic church. However, it was not until 1866 that Father Patrick Murray became the first resident pastor of the church . . . — Map (db m121899) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Steaming Open the Frontier
Steam power first appeared on the Great Lakes in 1818. The earliest "steamers" were expensive to build and operate. Constructed of wood, the vessels had shallow bottoms and were powered by large sidewheels. For a time, these "sidewheelers" . . . — Map (db m121957) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — The Fletcher Coal Piers
In November of 1856, George N. Fletcher assisted a survey crew in laying the footprint for the city of Alpena. Appreciative of the area's dense forest and the Thunder Bay River's ability to help transport raw materials, finished products, and fuel, . . . — Map (db m122228) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — The Loss of the PewabicGreat Lakes Maritime Heritage Trail
The Civil War created an insatiable demand for copper. At a time when Michigan's Upper Peninsula produced the majority of America's supply, vessels like the Pewabic played a critical role in the war effort. On a typical trip between lakes . . . — Map (db m121896) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — The Third WardAlpena's "North" Side
Located across the river from where you are standing is an area known historically as Alpena's Third Ward. The first dwellings there were erected in 1858 or '59 at the river's edge, while the majority of the land remained woods and swampland. The . . . — Map (db m121894) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — The Ties That BindAlpena’s Second Avenue Bridge
From the time of Alpena's inception it was divided by the Thunder Bay River, although most of the community was centered on the south side. A wooden scow served as a ferry, connecting Second Avenue on the south side with Dock Street on the north; it . . . — Map (db m121890) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Thunder Bay Fishing Industry
The first known fishing camp near Alpena was established on Thunder Bay Island in 1835. By the 1840s, both Thunder Bay Island and nearby Sugar Island served as a base for the area's fishing fleet, comprised entirely of sailing vessels. In 1846, . . . — Map (db m121897) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Thunder Bay River Lumber Industry
From 1858 to 1926, Thunder Bay served as a major center of the Great Lakes lumber trade. Schooners and steamers shipped lumber around the Great Lakes and to eastern cities. Beginning in 1845, Thunder Bay Island also served as a "wooding," or fueling . . . — Map (db m121895) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Tragedy in the Mist: The Schooner E.B. Allen
Like other "canallers," the schooner E.B. Allen squeezed through the canals and locks of the Great Lakes. Crews tried to maximize the payload, and thus profits, using every inch of cargo space. The heavy traffic of thousands of sail and . . . — Map (db m122198) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Treaty of Saginaw
“By the Treaty of Saginaw, made at Saginaw [Saquina] September 24, 1819, by General Lewis Cass, Governor of the Northwest Territory, on the part of the United States, and the Chippewa Nations, Thunder Bay River became a part of the boundary of . . . — Map (db m121893) HM
Michigan (Alpena County), Alpena — Winter LayupsThe fleet during its “down time”
Shipping on the Great Lakes has always been seasonal. The poor visibility, heavy seas and ice that came each year with the gales of November prompted ship owners and captains in the 1800s to "lay up" their ships. Every winter ice choked docks and . . . — Map (db m121892) HM
Michigan (Arenac County), Standish — Historic Standish Depot
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Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Adams County Confederate Memorial"Lest we forget"
”Lest we forget – lest we forget” To the boys who wore the grey. Erected by the Natchez Chapter No. 304 Daughters of the Confederacy January 19, 1950 Commemorating those who left from Natchez and Adams County Mustered . . . — Map (db m127098) WM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Bernardo de Gálvez
Don Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, 1776-1783, in a brilliant campaign, with the aid of regular troops, militia, volunteers, and a few Americans, captured Baton Rouge from the British on September 21, 1779. Terms included the . . . — Map (db m76211) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Commercial Bank Building
Built ca. 1836, this structure, a National Historic Landmark, is a fine example of the Greek Revival style. A Banker’s House attached to the rear insured security & gives the structure an unusual and practical plan. — Map (db m79346) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Ft. Rosalie (Ft. Panmure)
Occupied 1716-circa 1800 by successive French, British, Spanish and American garrisons during struggle for control of the Miss. River Valley. Nucleus of early settlements in the Natchez District. Mississippi Department of Archives and . . . — Map (db m126797) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of High and North Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
Myrtle Terrace (behind you) was the home of steamboat captain Thomas P. Leathers, who commanded the steamboat Natchez in a race with the Robert E. Lee in 1870. An internationally known riverboat pilot, Leathers worked for . . . — Map (db m127107) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of High and North Rankin streetsNatchez Trails
This 1866 view of High Street shows two houses, but one is no longer standing. The surviving house in the foreground has porches with the kind of sawn wooden railing that is called “gingerbread,” because it looks like the . . . — Map (db m127099) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Jefferson and North Pearl streetsNatchez Trails
John Smith, a partner in the contracting firm of Neibert and Gemmell, built this brick cottage in 1838. The John Smith House is named for two owners with this same common name. In this 1866 photograph, evergreen trees obscure the front of . . . — Map (db m127078) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Jefferson and North Rankin streetsNatchez Trails
Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church was built in 1858 as the Second Presbyterian Church, a mission of First Presbyterian Church. Zion Chapel acquired the building in 1866, when Hiram R. Revels served as pastor. The . . . — Map (db m127093) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Main and Canal StreetsNatchez Trails
The Protection Steam Fire Company No. 3 built a grand firehouse in 1902 at the corner of Main and Canal streets (no longer standing). During the 1800s and early 1900s, volunteers provided fire protection in Natchez as in most American . . . — Map (db m127086) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Main and Wall streetsNatchez Trails
The Old Natchez Post Office was built in 1904 on the site of William Johnson's Main Street barbershop. Before his 1851 death, Johnson also owned two other barbershops in town. He used both freed and enslaved black workers who served only . . . — Map (db m127074) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of North Pearl and Franklin streetsNatchez Trails
The dramatic looking Natchez Hotel (no longer standing) was built in 1891. Within a few years, parts of the building began to disappear in stages. The tent-like dome went first in a storm, and a 1926 fire destroyed most of the structure. . . . — Map (db m127090) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Intersection of Washington and South Wall StreetsNatchez Trails
Known as the Spanish Quarter in the early 1800s, this neighborhood is one of the oldest in Natchez. Each corner house dates to before the Civil War. A Spaniard, Manuel Texada, built the house called Texada . . . — Map (db m127092) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — King's Tavern(Bledsoe House)
Oldest building in Natchez. Standing before 1789. Operated as a tavern, stage stop, and mail station at the end of Natchez Trace. Now owned and restored by the Pilgrimage Garden Club of Natchez. Mississippi Department of Archives and . . . — Map (db m127081) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Lambert-Taylor House1853
This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m127096) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Old Natchez Hotel
. . . — Map (db m127100) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Silver Street and Natchez Under-the-HillNatchez Trails
The Spanish built Silver Street about 1790 to connect the town to the riverfront below. In the 1800s, Natchez Under-the-Hill was a major port on the Mississippi River. Natchez exported and imported agricultural goods, with cotton being . . . — Map (db m127108) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Temple B'Nai IsraelEstablished 1843
Jewish Americans have been part of Mississippi’s economic, social and political life since the 1780’s. In 1843, the Jewish community of Natchez grew large enough to organize and sustain the state’s first permanent religious congregation, Temple . . . — Map (db m79345) HM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — TexadaTavern of Don Manuel Garcia — Circa 1792
First brick house in Mississippi Territory Oldest Capitol Building in State of Mississippi — Map (db m127095) HM
Mississippi (Attala County), Kosciusko — MFWC Birthplace
The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs was founded here on May 25, 1898. Organized by Mrs. Fannie Clark Coleman of Kosciusko, charter clubs included Clarksdale, Jackson, Verona, Sallis, Okolona, Vicksburg, and Meridian. Mrs. D.N. Hebron was . . . — Map (db m72683) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Dillon — Clark Pocket Compass Monument
This monument design is taken from the small pocket compass carried by William Clark on the expedition. Clark’s compass was made by Thomas Whitney in Philadelphia. Fortunate Chapter of the National Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation . . . — Map (db m128185) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Dillon — Distant Features
Your observations are to be taken with great pains & accuracy, to be entered distinctly & intelligibly for others as well as yourself, to comprehend all the elements necessary —President Thomas Jefferson On August 13, 1805 William . . . — Map (db m128184) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Dillon — Mapping the Way
Instruments for ascertaining, by celestial observations, the geography of the country through which you will pass, have been already provided. —President Thomas Jefferson The data collected by Lewis and Clark is a striking indicator . . . — Map (db m128183) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Dillon — Reliable Landmarks
”…you will take careful observations of …objects distinguished by such natural marks & characters of a durable kind…” —President Thomas Jefferson There is a remarkable view from the crest of Clark's Lookout and it is . . . — Map (db m128182) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Dillon — William ClarkMap Maker
William Clark was central to the success of the Corps of Discovery expedition not only during the two years spent crossing the continent but also because he produced maps of the west long after his return. His three maps of the Western United . . . — Map (db m128181) HM
New Jersey (Atlantic County), Atlantic City — Mayor Lorenzo T. Langford1955-
An Atlantic City native, 'Rennie' graduated from Atlantic City High School and earned degrees in business administration from Atlantic Community College and North Carolina Central University, respectively. Upon returning to Atlantic City he . . . — Map (db m114609) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — 1st Telephone Central Office in New York State
1st Telephone Central Office in New York State opened near this site March 18, 1878 — Map (db m116743) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — A City of Outstanding Historical Significance
The city of Albany is home to six National Historic Landmarks and more than 4,000 properties listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places. In 2015, Albany was designated a Preserve America Community by President . . . — Map (db m116698) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Albany Medical College
On 2 January 1839 The Albany Medical College reopened and occupied the Lancaster School designed by Philip Hooker in 1816 — Map (db m116752) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — B. Lodge & Company”Albany’s Oldest Store”
The City of Albany Salutes B. Lodge & Co. ”Albany’s Oldest Store” Established 1867 Presented by Mayor Gerald D. Jennings January 11, 1999 Map (db m116738) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial
The Declaration of Independence Was first publicly read in Albany by order of the Committee of Safety July 19, 1776 in front of this City Hall, then on this site. This memorial of the event was placed here by the citizens . . . — Map (db m116673) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — First Church in Albany (Reformed)
Organized 1642 Present building designed by Philip Hooker erected 1798 — Map (db m116733) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Henry Hudson
Explorer, here ended the voyage of the Half Moon in quest of the Indies September, 1609 — Map (db m116689) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Historic State Street
This section of State Street is arguably the oldest continuously operating commercial avenue in the United States. What began as a path in the woods cut by Native peoples and Dutch beaver trappers and traders became the main east-west . . . — Map (db m116688) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Lydius Corner
. . . — Map (db m116731) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — NYS Capitol & Albany City Hall
In 1885, American Architect and Building News named "The Best Ten Buildings in the United States." Two of those selected were the New York State Capitol and Albany City Hall, before you and to your right. The Capitol was chosen . . . — Map (db m116699) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Patroon Street
Former name of Clinton Ave. This was the dividing line between the City of Albany and the Manor of Rensselaerwyck — Map (db m116736) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Philip Livingston
One of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was born on this site January 15, 1716 (O.S.) This tablet was erected under the auspices of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York by Philip . . . — Map (db m116732) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Railroads
In the dawn of American Railroads, the Mohawk and Hudson Line (1831), running between Albany and Schenectady, was one of the first built. Juggling funding, inventions, public relations and sheer determination, this railroad evolved from a . . . — Map (db m116703) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Second Albany City HallErected 1705
On the North-east Corner of Broadway then Court Street, and Hudson, then Spanish Street, stood the second City Hall, erected 1705, in which the famous Congress of 1754 “met and prepared a Union of the Several Colonies for Mutual Defense . . . — Map (db m116676) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — Site of First Poor House in the United States
On this site once stood the first Poor House in the United States. Community care for the poor was an important feature of Dutch society, and it took root here in Albany as the city was settled in the first half of the 1600s. . . . — Map (db m116696) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — SUNY PlazaAlbany's Castle
The grand building before you is home to the headquarters of The State University of New York (SUNY). Founded in 1948, SUNY is the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. Among the system's 64 . . . — Map (db m116667) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Albany Academy1813...1938
Chartered March 4, 1813 Held its first classes in a frame building which formerly stood upon this site This tablet erected June 3, 1938 during the Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the founding . . . — Map (db m116745) HM
New York (Albany County), Albany — The Fur Trade
Why is Albany Here? Mohawk and Mahican peoples inhabited this region for thousands of years when the Dutch ship the Half Moon dropped anchor near this spot in 1609. At that time, the world was in the midst of a "Little Ice . . . — Map (db m116700) HM
New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Site of Hamilton Union Church
Site of Hamilton Union Church Octagonal building used also as a school house built by Hamilton Mfg. Society about 1797 — Map (db m116759) HM
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Laurel Springs — Robert Lee Doughton
Robert Lee Doughton, for whom Doughton Park is named, was born in Alleghany County, North Carolina, November 7, 1863. An original and leading advocate of the establishment and development of the Blue Ridge Parkway, he was a member of the United . . . — Map (db m91786) HM
North Carolina (Alleghany County), Sparta — Tillers of the Land - Then and NowBlue Ridge Parkway
For thousands of years Native Americans cultivated the fertile valleys of the Blue Ridge region including North Carolina. Employing techniques such as “slash and burn” to clear small areas of forested land and fertilize the soil, the . . . — Map (db m123230) HM
North Carolina (Beaufort County), Washington — B-74 — African Americans Defend Washington
Prior to formation of 1st N.C. Colored Volunteers, about 100 black men were armed to aid Union forces during the siege of Washington in 1863. — Map (db m114466) HM
North Dakota (Billings County), Medora — Custer Trail
The Yellowstone Expedition of 1876, organized to suppress the hostile Sioux, marched from Fort Abraham Lincoln May 17, 1876. The Expedition camped at the junction of Davis Creek and the Little Missouri River, four miles south of Medora on May 29 . . . — Map (db m111536) HM
Oregon (Baker County), Sumpter — Sumpter, Oregon
The bustling boom town of Sumpter stretched from here westward to Powder River at the peak of the mining boom. The mining camp was named for Fort Sumter, South Carolina, by five ex-Confederate soldiers who discovered gold near here in 1862. . . . — Map (db m112914) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Darlington — Daniel LeasureMarch 18, 1819 - October 10, 1886
This monument was erected in 1887 to honor Daniel Leasure, who was an American Soldier that served in the Union Army as a Colonel and Brigade Commander during the American Civil War. Mr. Leasure attended Greersburg Academy across the street from . . . — Map (db m120956) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Manns Choice — From Motor Camping to Tourist Cabins
By 1923, motor camping was the number one national pastime. Automobiles provided average Americans a new type of freedom and a way to escape their daily routine by touring the countryside on short weekend trips or cross-country treks. But it wasn't . . . — Map (db m120992) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — 1806 Old Log Church
This log church, built in 1806, on land donated by John Schell, the founder of Schellsburg, is the oldest church structure in Bedford County. Two congregations, the German Reformed and Lutherans, shared this church until both congregations moved to . . . — Map (db m120991) HM
Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Schellsburg — Lincoln Highway Heritage CorridorTraveling the Highway
In the early days of the automobile, owning a car was considered a novelty. It was also considered a major expense. People had to buy cars outright in cash. As a result it was not surprising that owners wanted to protect their investment by parking . . . — Map (db m122137) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — History of the World's Largest Pheasant
The World's Largest Pheasant spans 40 feet in length, stands 28 feet tall, and weighs 22 tons. It was dedicated on October 18, 1959. Sculptor RF Jacobs of Gooding, Idaho completed the project in 4 ½ months, costing $23,000 at that time. The . . . — Map (db m123909) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — 349 — W. Glenn SloanEngineer Man of Vision
While with the Bureau of Reclamation, Glenn Sloan saw the possibility of using mountain water from the Missouri River to develop irrigation in the James River Valley. His vision and determination made possible the broadened multi-purpose . . . — Map (db m123908) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Wolsey — 694 — Wolsey: A Crossroad of the Heartland / Wolsey Notables
Wolsey: A Crossroad of the Heartland Wolsey has been a crossroad of the heartland of South Dakota from its beginnings. In 1880 the Dakota Central Railway, a subsidiary of the Chicago & North Western, laid track following a wagon trail called . . . — Map (db m123906) HM
Texas (Archer County), Holliday — 14861 — Maggie and Herod "Pap" Simpson
The town of Holliday was officially organized near Holliday Creek in 1890, when the city was platted. The Wichita Valley Railway was built through the area, and a post office was established. In that same year, Maggie Elizabeth Holt and H.W. Simpson . . . — Map (db m128750) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 291 — Bandera County Courthouse
First permanent courthouse for county, which was organized in 1856, but used makeshift quarters for offices and courtrooms until this building was erected 1890-91. Style is local version of the Second Renaissance Revival. White limestone for the . . . — Map (db m111201) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 668 — Camp Montel C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
(side 1) Camp Montel C.S.A. Site 25 mi. West on Hy. 470, 1 mi. South. Established 1862 as part of Red River-Rio Grande defense line. Named for Captain Charles DeMontel, surveyor and colonizer of Bandera, leader of county . . . — Map (db m111200) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 3750 — Old Huffmeyer Store
Built 1873 for E. Huffmeyer & brother, by B.F. Langford, Sr., contractor; of native stone. Bandera's oldest building. Used over 30 years by W.J. Davenport, Sr., as general store. Damaged by fire, 1936. Restored and remodeled by Thomas . . . — Map (db m111521) HM
Texas (Bandera County), Vanderpool — 4862 — Site of Old Taylor School
Founded 1883, named for Henry Taylor. He, Gid Thompson and other early settlers gave land and founded school. First trustees were D. Harper, H. Kennedy, H. Taylor. First one-room frame building had homemade desks and recitation benches. . . . — Map (db m111332) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9157 — Baron de Bastrop Monument
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829. Pioneer Red River empresario. Land Commissioner of Austin’s Colony, member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. Through his . . . — Map (db m126756) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9154 — Bastrop County Jail
Designed by Eugene T. Heiner of Houston, this building was erected in 1891-92 by contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnston. Red brick trim decorates the tan brick walls. A pressed metal cornice encircles the structure, and a mansard roof tops one . . . — Map (db m126757) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9163 — Captain James Burleson
Chosen commissary by General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 Edward Burleson, his son, accompanied him as book-keeper Participated in the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 Served under his son, Edward, Army of Texas, in the Grass . . . — Map (db m111111) HM
Texas (Baylor County), Seymour — Baylor County
Created February 1, 1858 Organized April 23, 1879 Named in honor of Dr. Henry W. Baylor 1818-1854 Indian fighter and Ranger Captain served in the Mexican War. Seymour, the County Seat — Map (db m128751) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 18172 — Alfred Giles House
Alfred Giles is remembered as a major architect who designed many edifices throughout Texas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in 1853 in Hillingdon, Middlesex County, England, Giles spent his early days as an architect's . . . — Map (db m118800) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Bexar County Commissioners CourtBexar County Plaza / Bexar County Courthouse / Lady Justice Fountain
Nelson W. Wolff – County Judge Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez – Commissioner, Pct. 1 Paul Elizondo – Commissioner, Pct. 2 Kevin A. Wolff – Commissioner, Pct. 3 Tommy Adkisson – Commissioner, Pct. . . . — Map (db m118105) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 18355 — Biesenbach House
A German immigrant, August Biesenbach (1848-1915) and his wife, Louisa (1852-1916), began construction of this house in 1880. The walls of the house are stucco over brick with a hipped roof and Gothic Revival details. From 1910 to 1955, the house . . . — Map (db m118875) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Bowen's Island
The narrow strip of land known to residents in the middle 1800s as Galveston Island was actually a peninsula surrounded on three sides by a bend in the San Antonio River. It was called an island because the fourth side was almost completely closed . . . — Map (db m128527) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Carl Hilmar Guenther House
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of the Interior 1990 — Map (db m118878) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 2287 — Carl Wilhelm August Groos House
One of the founders of the Groos National Bank, Carl W. Goos (1830-1893) came to Texas from Germany in 1848. The Groos home, designed by Alfred Giles, was built in 1880 by John H. Campmann. Porch detailing on the Victorian residence reveals . . . — Map (db m118893) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Commerce Street
Life in San Antonio in the 1700s revolved around Main and Military plazas west of the river and Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) east of the river. Residents traveled between the plazas and mission along an unpaved street that led to a . . . — Map (db m119155) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Crockett Hotel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m118895) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Edward Steves HomesteadBuilt 1876
Given in 1952 by his granddaughter, Edna Steves Vaughan, and her husband, Curtis T. Vaughan. Owned, restored and maintained as a house museum by the San Antonio Conservation Society. — Map (db m118861) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 15407 — Elias and Lucy Edmonds House
Former Confederate officer and Virginia state legislator Elias Edmonds married Lucy Noyes Hall in 1871, and they moved to San Antonio that year. In 1877, they built one of the first houses in the King William neighborhood. Elias was a successful . . . — Map (db m118798) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Flooding & Dams
The San Antonio River and surrounding creeks have experienced devastating floods throughout the city's history. Major flooding in 1819, 1868, 1913, and 1921 caused extensive property damage and loss of life. An engineering study after the 1868 . . . — Map (db m119035) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 16997 — Gustav Blersch House
This house is one of three standing antebellum structures in the King William Historic District. Gustav Blersch, a German immigrant, importer and retail dealer, built this two-story limestone home in 1860 with designer Gustave Freisleben and . . . — Map (db m118909) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Houston Street
Houston Street, known from the 1700s until the middle 1800s as Paseo (passageway) or Paseo Hondo (deep passageway), was sloped to the San Antonio River. Nearby land drained to the river, and the usually dusty street became a muddy . . . — Map (db m119149) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — King William Neighborhood
The river followed an irregular course through the town center and irrigated the lower farmlands of Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) to the south. After the mission was secularized 1793, the surrounding fields were distributed to . . . — Map (db m118908) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — La Villita And The River
La Villita, located on the south bank of the San Antonio River a short distance south of Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo), was settled in the 1700s. Situated on the river’s high bank near the mission, villa, and presidio, the area was . . . — Map (db m128808) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Locks & Dams
Throughout history it has often been desirable to allow boats to travel up streams farther than shallow water would normally allow them to go. For centuries this problem has been solved by using dams, gates, and locks. Since 1941, dams . . . — Map (db m119049) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Main Plaza - Plaza de las Islas1730 - 1890 — A Pedestrian Place
Spanish urban planners in the New World knew how to create a vibrant community: its two interconnected building blocks were a cathedral and a plaza. This spatial structure compelled the citizens of New Spain to revolve around a civic center, . . . — Map (db m118154) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Mayor Maury Maverick Mural
Artisans of Mexican Arts and Crafts, founded by San Antonio entrepreneur Ethel Wilson Harris in 1931, created this mural for Mayor Maury Maverick as a private work for a family home. From 1939 to 1941, Harris also supervised the WPA Arts and . . . — Map (db m119066) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Missions in the San Antonio River Valley
Spain, which ruled Mexico for 300 years ending in 1821, paid little attention to its northeastern frontier until French settlers built outposts near the Red River in Louisiana. The Spanish responded by establishing missions in East Texas in the . . . — Map (db m119601) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Missions in the San Antonio River Valley
Spain, which ruled Mexico for 300 years ending in 1821, paid little attention to its northeastern frontier until French settlers built outposts near the Red River in Louisiana. The Spanish responded by establishing missions in East Texas in the . . . — Map (db m119618) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 246 — Moses Austin
(Panel 1) Born in Connecticut, October fourth 1761; moved to Philadelphia in 1783, thence to Virginia in 1785 and to Missouri in 1798. Arrived in San Antonio on December 23, 1820. Died in Missouri June tenth, 1821. (Panel . . . — Map (db m119803) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Navarro Street Bridge
San Antonio's population tripled to 161,000 between 1900 and 1920. Commercial and residential development boomed, and automobiles and streetcars clogged narrow thoroughfares. Local leaders recognized the need to modernize the outdated infrastructure . . . — Map (db m119597) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4633 — Near Homesite of Erasmo Seguin(May 16, 1782 - November 7, 1857)
Born in San Antonio; descendant of Frenchman who settled in Mexico before 1714. Always a civic leader, helped found first public school in San Antonio, 1812. Went (1821) with Juan M. Veramendi to escort Austin Colony leaders to Bexar, and . . . — Map (db m118112) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3615 — Norton-Polk-Mathis House
This site, from lower lands of Mission San Antonio de Valero, later part of the Vicente Amador Spanish Grant, was bought 1869 by merchant Russel C. Norton, who began building in 1876. House grew with additions of a second story, Victorian . . . — Map (db m118892) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Nueva Street Dam and Marina
The river in the downtown area is kept at a constant level by floodgates located just below the Nueva Street Bridge. The gates open during heavy rains, allowing water to pass safely from the upper to the lower channel. When this occurs, other . . . — Map (db m119028) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 5117 — Old Edward Steves House
Excellent example of lavish Victorian architecture of late 1800s. Built in 1874 by German immigrant Edward Steves, founder of a family prominent in city financial and social circles. Stuccoed limestone exterior walls are 13" thick. The . . . — Map (db m118860) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 13379 — Perote Prisoners
Here 56 Texans gathered in home of Samuel A. Maverick, Sept. 11, 1842, to defend city in surprise attack of 1800 Mexicans under Gen. Adrian Woll. Maverick and 52 others were captured and marched to Perote in southern Mexico. On March 30, 1843, . . . — Map (db m118096) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4046 — Plaza de Armas(Military Plaza)
One of oldest permanently settled locales in Texas, this area was first explored by Spaniards in 1691. The Presidio (Fort) of Bexar was relocated here in 1772 and for many years, Plaza was enclosed on three sides by adobe fortifications. During . . . — Map (db m118117) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Presa Street Crossing
Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and families who settled San Antonio in the 1700s relied on the San Antonio River and irrigation ditches (acequias) to provide water for household and agricultural use. One of the earliest ditches, the Pajalache . . . — Map (db m128817) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — River Communities
The isolated Spanish outpost established a short distance northwest of here in 1718 was soon relocated to a more protected area between the river and San Pedro Creek in today's center city. The mission and its religious community were placed east of . . . — Map (db m119599) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4595 — Sartor House
Designed by prominent San Antonio architect Alfred Giles, this home was built in 1881 for Alexander Sartor, Jr. A native of Germany, Sartor came to San Antonio in the mid-nineteenth century and established a jewelry business. After he sold the . . . — Map (db m118886) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 11743 — Site of De La Garza House, Gardens and Mint
Erected on this site in 1734 for prominent Bexar citizens Geronimo and Javiera Cantu de la Garza, the de la Garza family home was designed by Geronimo's brother-in-law Pedro Flores Valdez. The complex occupied an entire city block and was crafted . . . — Map (db m118527) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4808 — Site of Guenther's Upper Mill
Trained as a millwright in his native Germany, Carl H. Guenther (1826-1902) started his San Antonio operation in 1859 at the site of the present Pioneer Flour Mills. In 1868 he built another dam and mill upstream at this location. Because it was . . . — Map (db m118542) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4269 — Site of Rincon/Douglass School
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the resolution of issues associated with education of newly freed slaves influenced the nature of Southern education well into the 20th century. The federal government established the Bureau of Refugees, . . . — Map (db m118163) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Site of United States San Antonio Arsenal
Originally housed at the Alamo, the arsenal was established at this location in 1858. The facility initially included an office building, magazine, and commander’s quarters. A portion of the San Pedro Acequia (ca. 1730) carried water across the . . . — Map (db m118552) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Spanish Governor's Palace
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history . . . — Map (db m118123) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — St. Anthony de Padua
San Antonio is named for the Catholic saint, Anthony (San Antonio) of Padua. Born in Portugal in 1195, he joined the Franciscan order and became a celebrated teacher of scripture. Anthony was declared a saint in 1232, less than a year after his . . . — Map (db m119600) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — St. Mary's Institute
Many immigrants from both the United States and Europe were attracted to the Republic of Texas after it became independent from Mexico in 1836. Among the new Texans were missionaries of various faiths, including the French Catholic priest Jean . . . — Map (db m118178) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Still on Patrol
U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol" We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy . . . — Map (db m119140) HM WM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Television History was Made Here / Aquí Se Hizo Historia en la Televisión
This site was the longtime home of KWEX-TV, a pioneering national and international broadcasting innovator. Por un largo tiempo, este fue el hogar de KWEX-TV, un innovador y pionero de los medios televisivos a nivel nacional e . . . — Map (db m128829) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The Hugman Dam
Beautification of the San Antonio River was a long-time dream of local residents who urged city officials to improve the river through the downtown area. These efforts were just beginning when devastating floods caused widespread damage in 1913 . . . — Map (db m119898) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The River in the 1800's
San Antonio grew from a small Spanish colonial town to a bustling American city between 1800 and 1900. Years of fighting for independence - first from Spain and then from Mexico - left San Antonio in ruins. Rebuilding began during the Republic . . . — Map (db m119619) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The River in the 1900s
The San Antonio River became a muddy, trash filled eyesore in the early 1900s. Alarmed city leaders rallied to save the beloved waterway by clearing away mud and debris, planting grass, and pumping water into the empty channel. Civic organizations, . . . — Map (db m119598) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The San Antonio River
The San Antonio River begins four miles north of here, fed by springs that rise from the Edwards Aquifer deep below the Texas Hill Country. The river is also fed by tributaries along its winding, southeasterly course to join the Guadalupe River . . . — Map (db m119617) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The San Antonio River
The San Antonio River begins four miles north of here, fed by springs that rise from the Edwards Aquifer deep below the Texas Hill Country. The river is also fed by tributaries along its winding, southeasterly course to join the Guadalupe River . . . — Map (db m125627) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Travis Street Crossing
County leaders purchased land on the west bank of the San Antonio River in 1859, intending to build a new courthouse and jail. Their plans changed and the property was sold in 1866 to a miller, Jacob Laux, who dammed the river and built a . . . — Map (db m119162) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Twohig House
Irish immigrant John Twohig built his house here on the San Antonio River in the late 1840s. A suspended footbridge connected the house with his business on the opposite side of the river. Twohig became known as the “breadline . . . — Map (db m119550) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Ursuline Academy/Augusta Street Bridge
San Antonians had few places to educate their children before 1851 when Catholic Bishop Jean Marie Odin recruited members of the Order of St. Ursula to start a school for girls on the river at the northern edge of town. The school grew quickly, . . . — Map (db m118168) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — Early Sawed Log Farm Cabin(circa 1890-1900)
This early sawed log farm cabin (circa 1890-1900) was relocated to this site from the small hamlet of Manderfield located 5 miles north of Beaver. Manderfield was known as Indian Creek in pioneer days. The Beaver Chapter of the sons of The Utah . . . — Map (db m127201) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — John DeereInventor of "The Plow that Broke the Plains"
John Deere learned the blacksmith trade here as an apprentice in the shop of Capt. Benjamin Lawrence from 1821 to 1825. The shop was located below this spot on Mill Street, in what is known as "Frog Hollow". In 1836 Deere removed to Grand Detour, . . . — Map (db m77845) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), North Bennington — Railroad StationNorth Bennington, Vermont
The North Bennington Railroad Station was constructed in 1880, replacing an earlier wood frame station located on the same site. For over half a century, the depot served as the gateway to the village. Beginning in the 1930’s, with the gradual . . . — Map (db m116755) HM
Virginia (Amherst County), Amherst — The Reverend Robert Rose1704-1751
To honor The Reverend Robert Rose 1704-1751 First Minister of St. Ann’s Parish in Old Albermarle County 1747-1751 This tablet commemorates the establishment by him of St. Mark’s Church at Maple Run 1748 To the present site, in . . . — Map (db m122978) HM
Wisconsin (Ashland County), Ashland — Security Savings Bank
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Security Savings Bank 1889 — Map (db m125034) HM
Wisconsin (Barron County), Rice Lake — The Mystery of the Concrete Pillars
To quote from the Rice Lake Chronotype, September 30, 1920: ”Extensive improvements are being made at the yards of the Park Falls Lbr. Co. in this city. Monday Cyrille Mercer and a crew of carpenters began working at erecting a . . . — Map (db m120496) HM

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