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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish Marker
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 22 — Baca Home
Gregorio Baca bought this house from G. Becker in 1907 for his bride, Chona Ortega. It's walls are 16" thick adobe. The wealthy Bacas & Ortegas ran large herds of cattle & sheep on vast tracts of land in Concho, St. Johns & The R.V. area. — Map (db m36383) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 27 — Becker's Transcontinental Garage1910
The oldest continuously operated Ford dealership west of the Mississippi began in the west building in 1910. A pathfinding auto trip blazed the first "ocean to ocean highway" through here. — Map (db m36379) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 20 — El Rio Theatre
Built c.1915 & originally called the Apache Theatre, this adobe movie house once showed silent flickers with a hand-cranked projector. Renamed the El Rio in 1937, Round Valley's first theatre is still operating with its original popcorn machine. — Map (db m36381) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 18 — White Mountain Hospital
Built during the great depression using native stone & W.P.A. labor, this twenty-bed facility finally opened in 1939 when a doctor agreed to come to Round Valley to finish, lease & run the hospital for 10 years. — Map (db m36649) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bisbee — Copper Queen Plaza
The extent of the power and influence of the copper mining industry in Bisbee's early history is evident here in the Copper Queen Plaza. The buildings were built by the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, later to become Phelps Dodge . . . — Map (db m28276) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Elfrida — Chief Cochise
. . . — Map (db m37766) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Gleeson — Historic Gleeson Jail1910 - Jail — Gleeson, Arizona
This jail, built in 1910, replaced a tiny wooden jail which once stood nearby. Constructed entirely of reinforced concrete, it has withstood a hundred years of weather, escape attempts, vandals, neglect, and pillagers (official and otherwise): It . . . — Map (db m64206) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), San Simon — The San Simon Rest Area - Percy Jones, Jr.
Dedicated to the Engineering Achievements of Percy Jones, Jr. 1888 – Chief locating engineer who by sheer genius personally located more miles of Arizona highways than any other person. His college training in mining and geology . . . — Map (db m37900) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 14 — Can Can Restaurant1879
The Can Can Restaurant was established in 1879 by Quong Kee. It was one of Tombstone's best known restaurants. In 1886 it was purchased by John Henninger who turned it into a first class eating establishment. It had a number of proprietors until . . . — Map (db m48513) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 20 — The Grand HotelOpened in 1880
In September of 1880 a new adobe structure, the Grand Hotel, opened for business. It boasted all the luxury and comfort that 1880 had to offer. It displayed Brussels carpets, a black walnut baluster, walnut furniture and rare oil paintings. John . . . — Map (db m48515) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Railroad Avenue
Railroad Avenue became the Commercial center for the growth of Willcox and the Sulpher Springs Valley from the time of the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad through the area in 1880. — Map (db m28174) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — McMillan Building1887
Thomas F. McMillan (also spelled McMillon) was the father of Flagstaff. Born in Tennessee, he sought gold in California and raised sheep in Australia before moving to northern Arizona in 1876. Here he established a sheep ranch and farm just north of . . . — Map (db m33271) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Fredonia — Historic Log Cabin
Owned by Billie McMurry Griffiths Built about 1930 Donated by the McMurry Sisters — Map (db m94926) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Sedona — Van Deren Ranch
Lee Van Deren, cattleman, arrived to put his children in the new Sedona school opened in 1910. Ranching was a major part of Sedona’s early economy. Round ups and cattle drives were a twice a year occurrence for ranchers when moving their herds from . . . — Map (db m54229) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Williams — Old Parlor Pool HallCirca 1910
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m33390) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Globe — Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
You are standing next to the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, located in the Old Gila County Courthouse. In 1905, stone masons working on Roosevelt Dam were contracted to build this imposing structure which is on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m28193) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Globe — From Globe to Governor
George W.P. Hunt, Arizona's first Governor, arrived in Globe as a poor prospector. His first job was sweeping out a Saloon, but he eventually served four terms as Governor, beginning at Statehood in 1912. He campaigned on the back of a burro and . . . — Map (db m67465) HM
Arizona (Graham County), Solomon — Solomon(Solomonville) — County Seat of Graham County 1883 – 1915
Named for Isadore Elkan Solomon, a pioneer settler, who in 1876 burned charcoal here for supplying fuel to the Lesinsky Brothers' Copper Smelter near Clifton. First Treasurer of Graham County. Early day merchant, postmaster, and one of the founders . . . — Map (db m28059) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — 89 — 736th Tank Battalion (M) SP
Camp Bouse September 1943 to March 1944 "The Kid Battalion" From Normandy to the Elbe: •Normandy •Northern France •Ardennes •Rhineland •Central Europe — Map (db m78563) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Apache Junction — Alchesay
Alchesay led his people in war and peace Alchesay Canyon, to your right, was named for a great leader. Chief Alchesay, born around 1853, was a leader among the White Mountain Apache. Other Apaches looked up to him not only because he . . . — Map (db m34073) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Apache Junction — Roosevelt Dam1989 – 1996
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
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — C. H. Tinker HouseBuilt 1913
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed January 11, 2006 Cullin H. Tinker, prominent banker, and mayor from 1916 to 1922 built the house in 1913, . . . — Map (db m30480) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
This propeller, one of four, was installed on a B-29 Super Fortress. The B-29 was the largest and deadliest American heavy bomber of WWII. It is the aircraft that effectively ended WWII by delivering atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August . . . — Map (db m49868) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Falcon FieldMesa, Arizona
This commemorative area was dedicated on May 30, 1991 by her Honor the Mayor of Mesa, Peggy Rubach, in memory of these airmen who gave their lives in the cause of freedom while training at this airfield during World War II. . . . — Map (db m49870) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Scottsdale — Winfield Scott Memorial
Scottsdale's founder, a minister, Civil War hero, member of the Territorial House of Representatives and Chancellor of the University of Arizona who promoted the dusty desert east of Phoenix is honored here by the citizens of Scottsdale for his many . . . — Map (db m49936) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Wickenburg — Wickenburg Massacre
. . . — Map (db m29478) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — A.T. & T. BuildingBuilt 1930
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. A.T.&T. Building Built 1930 A good example of Spanish Colonial Revival style with Federal Modern . . . — Map (db m29395) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad DepotBuilt 1907
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. Atchinson, Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad Depot Built 1907 Kingman's early existence depended upon the . . . — Map (db m29412) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — 31805 — Chloride
Four miles east is former mining town of Chloride which was started in 1864 with discovery of few mines. In 1900, it had two thousand population. Fifty or more mines were in operation around Chloride, including Tennessee – Schuykill, large . . . — Map (db m20737) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Ha' Qa' Muwe:(Ancestral Home of the Hualapai)
In Memory of Our Hualapai Ancestors Who Fought Against Cultural Genocide With Bravery and Foresight They Sacrificed Their Lives So The Hualapai People's Survival May Continue Today And Forever… This location was a . . . — Map (db m36013) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Fort Apache — Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (110 & 111)
Constructed in 1888 in the architectural style of Fort Apache's Officers' Row, these residences housed junior officers or non-commissioned officers and their families. Like other quarters on the east end of Officers' Row, these residences were . . . — Map (db m36800) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Fort Apache — Parade Ground
This large open field between Officers' Row and the enlisted men's Barracks Row was used by the army for drill practice, training, and review. When called to action, troops would assemble here prior to departure. It also provided a prime location . . . — Map (db m36781) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Pinedale — Pinedale School Bell
For 75 years this bell tolled throughout Pinedale Valley as a symbol of unity, calling the settlers to school, church and socials and warning of disaster. Purchased in 1892, it hung for many years in a log schoolhouse near this site. Later it was . . . — Map (db m36666) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Show Low — "show low and you win the ranch".
In 1876, Corydon E. Cooley and Marion Clark, two ranchers who had both laid claim to, and eventually became partners in managing 100,000 acres of land at the northwest edge of the White Mountains determined that the land could not support two . . . — Map (db m36664) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Snowflake — The Snowflake MonumentJustin Fairbanks, sculptor
A new pioneer settlement was begun on July 21, 1878, when William J. Flake and his wives Lucy and Prudence led five families, their wagons and livestock into this valley. Lucy Flake described the scene as "a beautiful place" with "clear water" and . . . — Map (db m36717) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Agua Caliente Ranch and Hot Springs
Agua Caliente Ranch In 1873, Peter B. Bain filed the first formal claim to the land surrounding Agua Caliente Spring. Bain and a partner, Marion T. Beckwith, began a dairy cattle operation by bringing cows north from Sonora. Bain built a house, . . . — Map (db m34592) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Allande Footbridge
Memorial to Pedro Allande, first resident commander of the Royal Presidio of Tucson and energetic captain of the Mexican Dragoons, regular Spanish army. Near this site he was wounded severely in his right leg during the attack of May 1, 1782, by 600 . . . — Map (db m82943) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Cavalry Barracks and Band Barracks
From here west to the intersection of Craycroft and Fort Lowell Roads stood 2 cavalry barracks, 20 by 145 feet, and 1 band barracks, 20 by 92 feet. The 21 troops of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th cavalry regiments lived here. The band barracks housed . . . — Map (db m100691) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Edward Nye Fish House
E.N. Fish came to Arizona as an enterprising merchant in 1865. Three years later he built this adobe house which served as the family residence for the next half century. Fish developed many successful businesses and his wife Maria was prominent in . . . — Map (db m83026) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Plaza de las Armas
The largest plaza within the Spanish presidio of San Agustin del Tucson, founded in 1775, this area was originally used for military formations and drill. After construction of the first Pima County courthouse (1870), the name was changed to Court . . . — Map (db m83209) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidio San Agustín del Tucson
For about 80 years, the adobe walls of the Tucson Presidio protected the residents of the area from attacks by Apache groups, who opposed Spanish and Mexican peoples and their native allies beginning in the 1600s. The Spanish military designated the . . . — Map (db m83211) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Scott Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period after businessman and Tucson pioneer, William F Scott (b.1831-d. ca.1914). In the 1870s, he operated a flour mill adjacent to his home at the corner of Main and McCormick (since demolished). — Map (db m69622) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Korean War Memorial
Side A: We were those whom others did not want to be. We went where others feared to go and did what others feared to do. June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953 Side B: The United States Marines Sgt Raul B. Babasa • Sgt . . . — Map (db m83243) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — U.S.S. Arizona 1916 - Wilber L. "Bill" Bower U of A Outstanding Achievement Awards
The bell in this clock tower is one of the two original ship's bells salvaged from the battleship U.S.S. Arizona following the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In 1944, Wilber L. "Bill" Bowers, UA Class of 1927, discovered the bell . . . — Map (db m31199) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell...
Wyatt Earp joined his four brothers in the silver-boom town of Tombstone in 1879 where brother Virgil was deputy U.S. marshal. Wyatt was a sometimes-lawman himself, and hoped to become sheriff of the newly formed Cochise County in 1881. He withdrew . . . — Map (db m28929) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — The CCC WorkerCamp SP-10-A — Colossal Cave Mountain Park 1934 – 1937
Honoring the young men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps here and across the nation. With shovel and hammer, trowel and chisel, they moved earth, planted trees, crafted stone, and built structures that shape our landscape and remain a . . . — Map (db m30614) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — First Pinal County Courthouse
This adobe building, which was designed by Levi Ruggles and built in 1878, combines Sonoran and Anglo-American architectural features typical of Territorial Arizona. It was the courthouse until 1891 and then served as a hospital, health center, home . . . — Map (db m32956) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Juan Avenenti Building
Juan Avenenti, an Italian immigrant who came to Arizona about 1870, purchased this property in 1886 from Frank M. Griffen. Previously, it had belonged to Florence pioneers Levi Ruggles and Charles Douglas. Avenenti, a grocer, butcher and rancher, . . . — Map (db m26736) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — La Capilla del GilaFirst church of the Assumption
This first Catholic Church in central Arizona, built in 1870 by Father Andre Echallier, was called "La Capilla del Gila". In 1883 a larger edifice commemorating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was constructed to the west: a convent was . . . — Map (db m26689) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Tom Mix & Tony, Jr.
This is the original Tony, Jr. that was used for the memorial to Tom Mix which was dedicated on December 5, 1947, south of Florence. The silhouette was designed by Fernando Arriola. This Tony, Jr. was stolen and missing for two years. The . . . — Map (db m26672) HM
Arizona (Pinal county), Gila River — Gadsden Purchase
The Gila River north of this site marked the international border of the United States and Mexico from 1848 to 1854. James Gadsden negotiated to purchase 38,000 sq. miles of "wild country" for $15 million in gold. Amended to $10 million for 29,640 . . . — Map (db m33692) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Husband's Alley
With Jerome's rough and tumble early days came the red-light district and prostitutes. Much of the red-light district was located on Hull Avenue, the road below Main Street. In 1913, reformers helped pass an ordinance restricting houses of ill fame . . . — Map (db m33154) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Montezuma Street
The one hundred block of South Montezuma Street has long been known as "Whiskey Row" for the numerous saloons which once lined the street. As Prescott poet Gail Gardner once wrote of "Whiskey Row": "Oh they starts her in at the Kaintucky bar, At . . . — Map (db m20622) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Dateland — 110 — Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training CenterCalifornia-Arizona Maneuver Area — United States Army
Camps Hyder & Horn were established 10 miles north of Dateland in the fall of 1943. They were 2 of 15 desert camps built to harden and train United States Troops for service in World War II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of . . . — Map (db m78546) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Camp LagunaDesert Training Center — California – Arizona Maneuver Area
Camp Laguna operated from April 1942 to April 1944. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to train United States troops during World War II. The Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations, included . . . — Map (db m29061) HM
California (Imperial County), Calexico — Calexico Carnegie Library
Completed in 1919, the library was constructed with a $10,000 grant from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Calexico's Woman's Improvement Club and the Farmers and Merchants Club encouraged the city to apply for the Carnegie funds. In . . . — Map (db m62070) HM
California (Imperial County), Imperial — Mobley Meadows
Mobley Meadows First Sheriff of Imperial County 1907 – 1915 — Map (db m62034) HM
California (Riverside County), Blythe — 127 — Desert Strike
In May 1964, U.S. Strike Command (STRICOM) launched the largest military war game since World War II. Known as Joint Exercise Desert Strike, this two-week training exercise simulated a nuclear air and ground battle between the mythical governments . . . — Map (db m78531) HM
California (San Diego County), Julian — Wheelbarrow Odometer Survey of 1894
From May 5th to December 29, 1894, Porter Perrin Wheaton, a civil and mining engineer, measured 2328 miles of county roads. His wheelbarrow with odometer, clinometer, and compass made the survey unique. From this data was prepared the first . . . — Map (db m82392) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion1840 - 1848
In the midst of preparations for their exodus to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, the Mormon pioneers were asked by the United States government to enlist a battalion of 500 volunteers for service in the war with Mexico. These troops started from . . . — Map (db m51991) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Waimea — Russian Fort Elizabeth1815 - 1864
Fort History Fort Elizabeth was one of three Russian Forts partially built between 1815 and 1817 on the island of Kauai. Fort Alexander and Fort Barclay were built near the mouths of the Hanalei River on the north shore of Kauai while Fort . . . — Map (db m65778) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial
Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886 With mining operations beginning in 1891 The method of mining was room and pillar At a depth of 620 feet Haulage was by mule and motor On Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mine Claimed the . . . — Map (db m55635) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Hotel St. Benedict FlatsJames J. Egan, architect — 1882-83
This rare surviving example of Victorian Gothic design is also one of the city's best late-19th century apartment buildings. Because early luxury apartments were viewed with skepticism, this building was designed to look like a series of four . . . — Map (db m66612) HM
Illinois (Hancock County), Hamilton — Welcome to Illinois
In 1673 the areas of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers were explored by Frenchmen Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette. Their voyages resulted in French claims on the area until 1763 when, by the Treaty of Paris, France ceded the land to . . . — Map (db m55418) HM
Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Nauvoo House
In 1841 church members were commanded to build two “houses,” a house for the Lord (the Nauvoo Temple) and a house for man to be known as the Nauvoo House. It was to be “a delightful habitation for man, and a resting-place for the . . . — Map (db m55433) HM
Illinois (Lake County), Long Grove — George Umbdenstock Residencec. 1870
George Umbdenstock, Sr. was one of the first village blacksmiths. The two-story section on the right is original. — Map (db m78446) HM
Illinois (Lake County), Zion — Shiloh House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m55567) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Berlin Wall Replica
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace-- if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe-- if you seek liberalization. come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev. Open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev. Tear down this . . . — Map (db m78278) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Reagan Way
Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a vital role in the development of his character. They include the boyhood home, the grade school, now . . . — Map (db m78280) HM
Illinois (Logan County), Lincoln — Stephen A. Douglas Speech
On this site during the senatorial campaign of 1858 Stephen A. Douglas spoke to a Democratic political rally in a circus tent on September 4th. Douglas' opponent for the Senate seat, Abraham Lincoln, was on the train from Bloomington to Springfield . . . — Map (db m105971) HM
Illinois (Macon County), Decatur — Lincoln’s First Illinois Home
On an eminence overlooking the Sangamon River three miles south of here stood the first home of Lincoln in Illinois. To this site came the Lincoln family in March, 1830. Here they lived until 1831, when the parents removed to Coles County and . . . — Map (db m55618) HM
Illinois (McLean County), Bloomington — Florence Fifer Bohrer(1877 - 1960)
The first woman elected to the Illinois Senate, Florence Fifer Bohrer served two terms from 1925 to 1933. She chaired the Senate committee to visit charitable institutions, led efforts to revamp Illinois' child welfare laws, and sponsored . . . — Map (db m55616) HM
Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Icarian Colony
Formed in France by Etienne Cabet, this group comprised of many talented and well-educated persons. All possessions surrendered to a common fund, all worked for common good. Landed in New Orleans in 1848 all applied for citizenship, same year. . . . — Map (db m78080) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856
Marker Front: The land on which Iowa City is located was a wilderness when it was selected and surveyed for the capital of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The cornerstone of the new capitol building was laid by Governor Lucas on July 4, 1840. . . . — Map (db m33607) HM
Kansas (Sheridan County), Studley — Pratt Home & Cottonwood Ranch
There are two markers, side by side. The First Pratt Home Abraham and Fent lived in a dugout along the river, approximately a quarter mile south of where you stand today. Later, in 1882, Tom Pratt joined his father and brother in . . . — Map (db m77910) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Disney HomeA Private Residence
The Disney family moved into this home in 1906.

"I went with my family to live in Marceline when I was four years old...I clearly remember the day we arrived there on the train. A Mr. Coffman met us in his wagon and we rode out to our house in . . . — Map (db m55367) HM

Missouri (Vernon County), Nevada — Bushwhacker MuseumVernon County Jail 1860 - 1960
Cellroom built before Civil War Survived burning of Nevada 1863 Front part added 1871 Museum established 1965 Entered on the National Register of Historic Places 1977 — Map (db m36064) HM
Nebraska (Cass County), Plattsmouth — Plattsmouth Bridge 1930
This Property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Plattsmouth Bridge 1930 The bridge was built to replace the ferry service that had started in 1848. It was . . . — Map (db m78061) HM
Nebraska (Webster County), Red Cloud — 261 — Grace Episcopal Church
Built in 1884 on the corner of Second and Walnut, the Grace Protestant Episcopal Church was moved to its present location in 1891. The brick veneer was added sometime after 1922. Willa Cather joined this church in 1922 and remained a loyal . . . — Map (db m77978) HM
Nevada, Carson City — 243 — Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight
On March 17, 1897, at an arena located on this site, Carson City played host to Nevada's first world championship prizefight, a fourteen-round thriller in which the reigning heavyweight titlist, James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, was dethroned by . . . — Map (db m69690) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Goodsprings — The Pioneer Saloon
George Fayle moved to southern Nevada from Calico, California in 1904. He settled at Goodsprings Junction, which was later renamed for his wife Jean. In 1912, he moved to Goodsprings. He built the Pioneer Saloon in 1913, later building the Fayle . . . — Map (db m39472) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — El Portal Theatre"The Gateway"
Built • 1927-28 Architect: Charles Alexander MacNelledge Opened June 21, 1928 This building was Las Vegas' cultural center for many years. Its 700 seat auditorium and elegant Spanish motif lobby were used for films, plays, music recitals, . . . — Map (db m47745) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Historic 5th Street School
The following text is from a missing 2005 Centennial Marker. Fifth Street School This graceful Mission-Style complex was built by the federal government in 1936 to replace the Las Vegas elementary school, which burned down in 1934. In . . . — Map (db m48196) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 11 — Moody House1939
Herman Moody, Las Vegas' first black career police officer, was raised in this house at 321 Van Buren Avenue, built by his parents (father Henry Moody pictured lower left) who came here in 1939. As first African-American in Las Vegas to make a . . . — Map (db m51053) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Ralph Louis EngelstadJanuary 28, 1930 – November 26, 2002
With gratitude to the Engelstad Family Foundation for its generous contribution to this Liberty Bell monument, and in recognition of the life and achievements of Ralph Louis Engelstad who personified the highest qualities of personal liberty. Just . . . — Map (db m47828) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Von Tobel's Hardware Store
As a founder of one of the pioneer families of Las Vegas, Ed Von Tobel came to the 1905 Las Vegas land auction and purchased a lot. He established a lumber company on Main Street in 1905 and then moved to this site in 1906. The hardware business . . . — Map (db m47879) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Woodlawn Cemetery1914
Opened in 1914 on ten acres of donated land, the cemetery was the unofficial veterans cemetery until 1989 and is the home of Veterans Memorial Circle Woodlawn Cemetery Is listed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m75589) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — History of the Fort Mojave Tribe
In first times, there was chaos, and from the union of earth and sky was born the Great Spirit Matavilya. Before he could teach his people all they needed to know about their world, he was killed by his sister, Frog Woman. It was then that his . . . — Map (db m40308) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 104 — The Camel Corps
In 1855 Congress authorized $30,000 for camels as frontier military beast of burden because of their adaptability to desert heat, drought, and food. Lt. Edward F. Beale surveyed the wagon route from Fort Defiance, New Mexico, to the Colorado . . . — Map (db m32822) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — 6 — El Dorado Canyon
Toward the Colorado River from this point runs El Dorado Canyon where occurred one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history. Gold and Silver mines were developed here about 1859 and soon rich mines were developed. In the 1860's the canyon was . . . — Map (db m29327) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Glenbrook — Friday’s Added Station
(back) The Pony Express Started on April 3, 1860. The original route from Johnson Pass (Echo Summit) to Genoa went through Hope Valley to Woodfords Station. On May 14, 1860 the new toll road over Daggett Pass opened to foot and horse . . . — Map (db m432) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — 254 — The Eureka Mining DistrictProducing Ore Since 1864
"Mining is an art...one of the most ancient, the most necessary and the most profitable to mankind." Agricola, De Re Metallica, 1556 In 1864, a group of prospectors from Austin, Nevada discovered rock containing a silver-lead . . . — Map (db m69607) HM
Nevada (Lincoln County), Caliente — 248 — Union Pacific Depot1923
Constructed as a Union Pacific Railroad depot in 1923, this mission revival structure was designed by well-known Los Angeles architects, John and Donald Parkinson. The depot represents an imposing example of Mission Revival design. Much of its . . . — Map (db m14338) HM
Nevada (Lincoln County), Crystal Springs — 206 — Hiko
As early as 1865, a camp was established here and in the Spring of 1866, Colonel W.H. Raymond and others laid out the townsite. Hiko, situated in the Pahranagat range of mountains, is an Indian expression for "white man's town." Raymond, with . . . — Map (db m1300) HM
Nevada (Lincoln County), Panaca — Clover Valley Mountains Steam Engine/Sawmill
This steam engine powered a portable sawmill in the Clover Valley Mountains of Lincoln County. Brought to the West in the late 1860s by William and O.P. Sherwood of Pioche, the engine changed hands several times during its half century of operation. . . . — Map (db m69473) HM
Nevada (Lyon County), Dayton — 163 — ChinatownEarly Name of Dayton
The first Chinese were brought to this site in 1856 to build the "Reese" ditch from the Carson River to the entrance of Gold Canyon. The ditch was used for placer mining. The Chinese soon began reworking the placers, earning a living from those . . . — Map (db m69688) HM
New Mexico (Bernalillo County), Albuquerque — In This Plaza Were EnactedA.D. 1706
By Governor and Captain General Don Francisco Cuervo Y. Valdez ceremonies incident to the founding of the Villa of Albuquerque named after the Spanish Viceroy Don Francisco Fernandez De La Cueva Enriquez Duke of Albuquerque — Map (db m45271) HM
New Mexico (Chaves County), Roswell — John Simpson Chisum1824-1884 — "Cattle King of the Pecos"
John S. Chisum, a western icon, is generally recognized as the early West's most prominent cattleman. In the mid-1870s, Chisum was the largest cattle producer in the nation, with as many as 80,000 longhorn steers in his herd. Beginning as a . . . — Map (db m73451) HM
New Mexico (Dona Ana County), Las Cruces — Las Cruces on the Camino RealPopulation 74,267 -- Elevation 3,909
In 1849, following the Mexican War, fields were first broken in Las Cruces. The town became a flourishing stop on the Camino Real, deriving its name, "The Crosses", from the marking of graves of victims of an Apache attack. Las Cruces since 1881 has . . . — Map (db m60679) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Silver City — GFWC Silver City Women's Club
This Pueblo Revival style building has served as the GFWC social and volunteer center since 1936. Site No. 1830 A Registered Cultural Property State of New Mexico — Map (db m38304) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Caprock — Llano Estacado
Nomadic Indians and countless buffalo herds dominated this vast plain when the Vásquez de Coronado expedition explored it in 1541. Later it was the focus of Comanchero activity, and in the 19th century it became a center for cattle ranching. The . . . — Map (db m73464) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Tatum — Lea County CowgirlsDessie Sawyer (1897-1990) — Fern Sawyer (1917-1993)
This is a two sided marker Front of Marker Dessie Sawyer was a rancher, philanthropist and political activist. Her work with community and charitable organizations advanced her into politics. She became the National Committee Woman . . . — Map (db m73466) HM
New Mexico (Lincoln County), Carrizozo — CarrizozoPopulation 1,222 – Elevation 5,438
Carrizozo, county seat of Lincoln County, was established in 1899, a new town on the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. The ghost town of White Oaks, once a booming mining camp, is nearby. Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, Governor Lew Wallace, . . . — Map (db m45909) HM
New Mexico (Lincoln County), Glencoe — John H. TunstallMurder Site
In one of the Lincoln County War’s earliest violent encounters, John H. Tunstall was shot and killed at a nearby site on February 18, 1878. Tunstall’s death set off a series of violent reprisals between his friends, among whom was William . . . — Map (db m46009) HM
New Mexico (Lincoln County), Lincoln — Lincoln
This is a two-sided marker Side A: Spanish-speaking settlers established a town here in the 1850s, after the U.S. Army began to control the Mescalero Apaches. First known as Las Placitas del Río Bonito, the name of the community . . . — Map (db m45958) HM
New Mexico (Lincoln County), Lincoln — Site of the McSween Home
Opening a law office in Lincoln, 1875, Alex A. McSween rebuilt an old adobe into a ten room house. On July 19, 1878, Peppin's posse fired it to oust inmates. Leading victim of this strategm was McSween himself. The burned-down house was never . . . — Map (db m45992) HM
New Mexico (Mora County), Wagon Mound — Wagon Mound
This last great landmark on the Santa Fe Trail was named for its resemblance to the top of a covered wagon. At Wagon Mound, travelers could cross from the Cimarron Cutoff to Fort Union, which is located on the Mountain Branch of the Trail. The two . . . — Map (db m45824) HM
New Mexico (Otero County), Alamagordo — New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired was founded on granted land in 1903 by the new territorial governor. The teacher and later regent was the blind daughter of lawman Pat Garrett, Elizabeth Garrett, who solicited the support of . . . — Map (db m46075) HM
New Mexico (Otero County), Tularosa — Three Rivers
Located in the Tularosa Basin east of the great lava flows known as the malpais, Three Rivers was once prominent in the cattle empires of Albert Bacon Fall, John S. Chisum, and Susie McSween Barber, “the cattle queen of New Mexico.” . . . — Map (db m46039) HM
New Mexico (Rio Arriba County), Espanola — Española Valley
When it was described by Gaspar Castano de Sosa in 1591, the Española Valley contained about ten Tewa-speaking pueblos, several of which are still occupied today. Juan de Oñate established New Mexico’s first colony here in 1598. Long on the northern . . . — Map (db m45671) HM
New Mexico (Rio Arriba County), Ohkay Owingeh — Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006)Ohkay Owingeh
Esther Martinez served her community as an educator, linguist and storyteller. Her foremost contributions to our state are documenting and preserving the Tewa language and the art of storytelling. Esther was named a National Heritage Fellow in 2006 . . . — Map (db m32856) HM
New Mexico (San Juan County), Aztec — AztecPopulation 5512 - Elevation 5460 ft.
Aztec, named for the nearby National Monument, was founded in 1876 when portions of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation were opened for non Indian settlement. It is the seat of San Juan County, which was created in 1887 partially as a response to the . . . — Map (db m36464) HM
New Mexico (San Juan County), Aztec — Aztec Ruins National Monument
Despite its name, this magnificent site reflects 11th century influence from nearby Chaco Canyon rather than from the later Aztecs of Mexico. The striking masonry pueblos illustrate the classic Chaco architectural style with later Mesa Verde . . . — Map (db m36466) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real
(side one) Santa Cruz de la Cañada In 1695, Governor Diego de Vargas founded his first town, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, designed to protect the Spanish frontier north of Santa Fe. The church, which still stands, was constructed in . . . — Map (db m45673) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — El Palacio Real
Fortress and Castle built by order of the Spanish crown 1610-1612 Seat of Government under three flags–Spanish, Mexican & American- From 1610 to 1910 the residence of over a hundred Governors & Captains General The . . . — Map (db m45588) HM
New Mexico (Union County), Clayton — Clayton Dinosaur Trackway
One of the best dinosaur track sites in the world can be viewed at Clayton Lake State Park. More than 500 fossilized footprints, made by at least eight kinds of dinosaurs, are visible on the lake’s spillway. These tracks were embedded in the mud . . . — Map (db m55233) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — Government Springs
A Camping Place on the Old Chisholm Trail Before and After 1865 Though the pathfinders die the paths remain openMap (db m55716) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska"The Rich Oil History of the Osage"
The legacy of oil and the Osages is one of the most intriguing facts of the oil industry in America. On March 16, 1896, the first oil and gas lease was obtained covering all the Osage Reservation, and on October 28, 1897 the first producing . . . — Map (db m55652) HM
Oklahoma (Texas County), Texhoma — TexhomaTexas 1901 – 2001 Oklahoma
In 1901, when the new Rock Island Railroad tracks reached here, the post office called Loretta, located NW along the Beaver River, was moved to the new tracks and renamed Texhoma for the two states at its location. From only five families living . . . — Map (db m78865) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 11719 — Bailey County Cemetery
When Mariah “Aunt Rye” Long died in 1918, Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land on this site for use as a public burial ground. Several others were buried in 1918, most of them victims of the influenza epidemic. The . . . — Map (db m73698) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 5456 — XIT Ranch South Line(About 100 feet south of this marker)
One of most famous boundaries in Texas. Marked edge of XIT — ranch empire bartered away by Texas for its Capitol building. The 16th Legislature in 1879 designated a 3,000,000-acre tract to be used in payment for the Capitol. The grant . . . — Map (db m73668) HM
Texas (Cottle County), Paducah — 13447 — Cottle County Courthouse
The Texas Legislature created Cottle County in 1876 and named it for George Washington Cottle, who died defending the Alamo forty years earlier. Stage routes connected early ranches, including the OX, SMS, and Matador, to established towns in other . . . — Map (db m104852) HM
Texas (Cottle County), Paducah — 2194 — Gober-Barron-Williford House
Late Victorian structure, has fine glass and gingerbread trim. Built 1896 and lived in by first (1892-1898) Cottle County Sheriff, Joe L. Gober. At that time, many townspeople lived in dugouts. Building materials had to be hauled from railroad towns . . . — Map (db m104850) HM
Texas (Dallam County), Dalhart — 5035 — St. James Church
Organized by 1902. Church built in 1910. Previously, congregation had worshipped in other churches, a bank, and Felton Opera House. Consecrated on January 8, 1911, in first episcopal act of the Rt. Rev. E. A. Temple, Bishop of the North Texas . . . — Map (db m93205) HM
Texas (Deaf Smith County), Wildorado — 16428 — Palo Duro Baptist Church
Palo Duro Baptist Church has its origins in Union School, which was built by settlers around 1893. Area residents held a non-denominational Sunday school in the facility. In 1901, Baptists living in the Palo Duro community, named for the creek that . . . — Map (db m91731) HM
Texas (Donley County), Clarendon — 13942 — Funeral Business in Clarendon
For more than a century, this site has been the location of a funeral home, a vital community business serving a widespread area of the Panhandle. Kentucky native Pleasant Andrew Buntin (1849-1941) brought his family to Texas in 1879, settling first . . . — Map (db m96828) HM
Texas (Ector County), Gardendale — 3055 — LeGrande Survey of 1833(S.E. Corner 18 mi. E. of this site)
Made in era of Mexican rule in Texas for John Beales, who through partnerships, acquired 70,000,000 acres of land and gained the title of “Texas' largest land king”. Alexander LeGrande's survey covered about 2,000 miles in west . . . — Map (db m86336) HM
Texas (Ector County), Odessa — 1379 — Ector County
Created February 26, 1887 from Tom Green County Organized January 15, 1891 Named in honor of Matthew Duncan Ector 1822-1879 Member of the Texas Legislature A Confederate Officer and outstanding jurist Odessa, The County . . . — Map (db m86704) HM
Texas (Ector County), Odessa — 1382 — Ector County Land Rush
Here in 1904 a fight involved almost every man in Ector County, over filing a claim for 4 sections of public land. Elias Dawson and Charlie Lewis each brought friends to help him file. Before courthouse doors opened, several men had clothes or boots . . . — Map (db m85781) HM
Texas (Ector County), Odessa — 1383 — Ector County Newspapers
In 1895, William C. "Uncle Billy" Griffin came to Odessa from Midland and began publishing Ector County's first Newspaper, the Odessa "Weekly News". The "Weekly News" lasted only a year, and was followed by six other short-lived weekly publications . . . — Map (db m85785) HM
Texas (Ector County), Odessa — 19 — Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang“50 Years and Still Cooking”
Famous for pit cooked barbeque, community spirit, western hospitality. Founded March 1940 by 33 Chamber of Commerce members as Odessa goodwill ambassadors. Served 350 plates in Andrews at first feed. During next 5 decades volunteer cookers traveled . . . — Map (db m86334) HM
Texas (Ector County), Penwell — 1381 — Ector County Discovery Well(2 mi. S.)
The discovery of oil in Ector County December 28, 1926, marked the beginning of a new economic era for this region. The first well, "J.S. Cosden No.1-A W.E. Connell", was named for the driller and owner of land. Its meager initial output of 38 . . . — Map (db m86919) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — 15207 — El Camino Real(The King's Highway)
The regal highway extending between his Catholic majesty's far flung kingdoms of New Spain, from Mexico City to the Kingdom of New Mexico, passed here. From 1581 onward it was the route followed by conqueror, padre, merchant, adventurer and settler. . . . — Map (db m37802) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — 3724 — El Paso & Southwestern RailroadLocomotive Number One
One of the oldest survivors of America's steam railroading era, this locomotive was built 29 years after the steam engine was first developed for transportation. Breese, Kneeland & Company of Jersey City, New Jersey also operated as the New York . . . — Map (db m37851) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — 4524 — San Antonio de Senecú
Approximate site of the Mission and Pueblo of San Antonio de Senecú Established by Don Antonio de Otermín and Father Fray Francisco Ayeta. O.F.M. in 1682 - Maintained by Franciscan missionaries for the civilizing and Christianizing of the . . . — Map (db m37951) HM
Texas (Floyd County), Lockney — 5361 — The J. A. Baker Store
Opened 1894; one of the Texas South Plains' oldest mercantile houses still owned by founding family. James Artemas Baker (1859-1917), founder of this store and town of Lockney, was born near Dallas and lived in Hamilton from 1879 to July 1890, when . . . — Map (db m104569) HM
Texas (Gray County), McLean — First Phillips 66 Stationin the State of Texas
First Restored Station on Old Route 66 -------------------- Build and Leased To Phillips in 1929 — Map (db m100357) HM
Texas (Gray County), McLean — 5908 — World War II Prisoner of War Camp at McLean
A permanent alien interment camp (prisoner of war camp) in the 8th Service Command was established here during World War II. Construction began in September 1942 and American military personnel and German prisoners began to arrive in July 1943. The . . . — Map (db m100355) HM
Texas (Gray County), Pampa — 11901 — Combs-Worley Building
Designed by Amarillo architects W.R. Kaufman & Son, this structure was erected in 1931 to house the offices of the Combs-Worley ranching and oil interests and Pampa professions and businesses. Modern art deco architectural influences appear on the . . . — Map (db m55852) HM
Texas (Hale County), Plainview — 1403 — Edwin Lowden Lowe(1850? - July 13, 1889)
One of co-founders, City of Plainview. Born in Mississippi. In Louisiana, married Virginia Archer. Studied law, joined Bar in Arkansas, served 1879-81 in Arkansas Legislature. In 1880s came to Texas; his wife died en route, while wagon train halted . . . — Map (db m91299) HM
Texas (Hale County), Plainview — 5424 — The Santa Fe Railroad in Plainview
Operating in the Texas Panhandle since 1886, the Santa Fe Railroad about 1900 laid plans to extend its line into the rich agricultural domain of the South Plains. Meantime, Plainview leaders saw the need for better transportation and in 1903 raised . . . — Map (db m91246) HM
Texas (Hansford County), Gruver — 4752 — Site of Cator Buffalo Camp
Established by James H. and Bob Cator in the spring of 1872 while hunting buffalo in the fall of 1875. The camp became a trading post known as Zulu. — Map (db m93405) HM
Texas (Hemphill County), Canadian — 41 — Historic Trails58 yards west to routes of
During the mass slaughter of buffaloes in the Panhandle, 2 trails arose to meet the needs of the hunters and their ever-hungry markets. Started about 1876, both moved vast convoys of wagons across the plains. Charles Rath—transporting gun . . . — Map (db m55769) HM
Texas (Hemphill County), Canadian — 2788 — John Hemphill1803 - 1862 — County named for Texas Confederate
This is a two-sided marker Front Side: On the eve of secession, U.S. Senator Hemphill set forth to Senate January 1861 Texas' right to secede and again became a sovereign nation. Elected delegate provisional Confederate Congress at . . . — Map (db m55752) HM
Texas (Hemphill County), Canadian — 3235 — Mary B. Isaacs(1854-1950)
Born in Massachusetts. Came to Texas, 1888, as Hemphill County's first public school teacher. Often saw Indians darken the schoolroom windows trying to watch her classes recite. Married Will C. Isaacs in 1892. Founder and guiding spirit of . . . — Map (db m55767) HM
Texas (Hemphill County), Canadian — 4147 — R. Dick Bussell(1845—1935)
Famed hunter. In 1870's killed buffalo on this square; was one of the first men to hunt commercially. Came to Texas in 1874. In 1887, helped to survey the townsite here, where he became lifelong resident, operating a livery stable and wagon . . . — Map (db m55750) HM
Texas (Hockley County), Smyer — 5430 — The Spade Ranch
Founded by Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910), inventor who made a fortune in barbed wire, and bought (1889) from veteran cattlemen D.H. and J.W. Snyder an 8 x 25-mile range (128,000 acres) in Hale, Hockley, Lamb and Lubbock counties. This range was used . . . — Map (db m73617) HM
Texas (Hudspeth County), Sierra Blanca — 2007 — Fort QuitmanC.S.A.
Site 16 miles southwest on Rio Grande on old military and stage road from San Antonio to El Paso. When U.S. posts were surrendered at outbreak of civil war, designated part confederate far western frontier defense line. Occupied by unit of Texas . . . — Map (db m54178) HM
Texas (Hudspeth County), Sierra Blanca — 5367 — The Killing of General J. J. Byrne(Event occurred 15 miles south of here, in Quitman Canyon)
One of the final acts of violence in raiding led during 1880 by the feared Apache chieftain, Victorio. Just prior to this incident, Victorio's band--100 to 200 strong-- had finished a sanguinary two years of raiding in southwest Texas, New . . . — Map (db m60749) HM
Texas (Hutchinson County), Borger — Borger 1929 Jail
Texas Rangers came to Boomtown Borger in 1929, to clean out the town of corruption, bootlegging, and prostitution. Prisoners were chained together and secured to a log such as this one. This crude jail was used to hold them until their day in court . . . — Map (db m93320) HM
Texas (Hutchinson County), Borger — 2247 — Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building
After the discovery of oil in this area, Borger developed as a townsite in 1926. Gus (1895-1971) and John Yiantsou (1881-1948), Greek immigrants, came here from St. Louis and opened a restaurant. Gus bought this property and in 1927 erected this . . . — Map (db m93339) HM
Texas (Jeff Davis County), Fort Davis — 10483 — Pioneer Cemetery
Used from 1870s to 1914. Settlers buried here include: Mr. and Mrs. Diedrick Dutchover, immigrants from Belgium and Spain; their surname, coined by a recruiter in the Mexican War, is borne by many descendants. Dolores, who on her wedding eve . . . — Map (db m53144) HM
Texas (Lamb County), Earth — 1733 — First Irrigation Well in Lamb County
Dug by hand in 1902 for crops, cattle, and household use of Ewing Halsell (1877-1965), son of land promoter and settler W. E. Halsell. An irrigation ditch carried water half a mile to headquarters of Halsell's "Mashed O" Ranch. Six . . . — Map (db m104435) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 3340 — Mentone Community Church
Built 1910 in Porterville, a town abandoned after Pecos River flood of 1930. Moved here for school and social center. Also used by various church groups and for non-denominational worship. Oldest building in Loving County. Recorded Texas . . . — Map (db m61283) HM
Texas (Lubbock County), Lubbock — Buddy Holly Historical MarkerCity of Lubbock Cemetery
Buddy Holly died at age 22 in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. Fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson were also killed in the crash. The funeral was held in Tabernacle Baptist Church and he was buried in the City . . . — Map (db m73583) HM
Texas (Lubbock County), Lubbock — Mast/White Home
Originally located 2219 13th street, constructed 1925 by A.M. Hensley for C.S. Mast, member of the original faculty at Texas Technological College. Purchased by L.O. "Pop" and Ercil "Mom" White in 1948. Active in youth work, the Whites were . . . — Map (db m73549) HM
Texas (Martin County), Stanton — 2674 — J. E. Millhollon Ranch House
About 1900, J. E. and Nettie (Bell) Millhollon trailed their cattle from Glasscock to Martin County, acquiring this homesite and 34 sections of land. Business and church leaders in Stanton, the couple had this house erected in 1907 by N. H. Hunt of . . . — Map (db m86553) HM
Texas (Martin County), Stanton — 14220 — Stanton Church of Christ
At the turn of the 20th century, a group of Stanton-area residents who belonged to the Church of Christ met in homes and in the Stanton school for worship. In 1904, Brother Price Billingsley from Abilene led a gospel meeting that prompted the . . . — Map (db m86551) HM
Texas (Midland County), Midland — 13403 — Midland County's First Producing Oil Well
The discovery of oil in the Permian Basin during the 1920s helped sustain the area economy during the Great Depression, and many oil and gas companies established headquarters in Midland. Not until the 1940s, though, did Midland County begin seeing . . . — Map (db m86534) HM
Texas (Motley County), Matador — 5555 — Traweek House
Dr. Albert Carroll Traweek, Sr. (1875-1959) and his wife Allie (Rainey) (1881-1963) came to Matador from Fort Worth soon after their marriage in 1897. Dr. Traweek began his medical practice, and the couple bought a small frame house. They eventually . . . — Map (db m104686) HM
Texas (Motley County), Matador — 5788 — Whiteflat
This area of Motley County was first called "Whiteflat" due to the tall white needlegrass which covered the flat prairie land. A post office, named Whiteflat, was established for the rural settlement in 1890 at the request of W. R. Tilson. At . . . — Map (db m104684) HM
Texas (Parmer County), Farwell — 3946 — Parmer County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized May 7, 1907 Named in honor of Martin Parmer Came to Texas in 1825 and located at Mound Prairie. A leader in the Fredonian War in 1826. Signer of the . . . — Map (db m73700) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — 1983 Relocation of the Helium Monument
The Helium Monument was moved from its former location at I-40 and Nelson Street to this location on December 16, 1982. The 8 ½ ton stainless steel monument was moved around the southern limits of Amarillo, by an Army 'Chinook' helicopter from . . . — Map (db m91716) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — 2873 — Juan de Padilla
This is a two sided marker Front: Self Sacrifice of Padre Fray Juan de Padilla – 1544 Back Built to the glorious and perpetual memory of Father Fray Juan de Padilla, O.F.M. Franciscan Missionary, first martyr . . . — Map (db m91599) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — 14056 — Smith-Rogers House
This house was built for early Amarillo settlers James Bynum and Marie Lowery Smith c. 1904, and was originally located at 1101 south Taylor Street. The home was purchased in 1945 by Jesse A. Rogers, who planned to move his car dealership to the . . . — Map (db m91714) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Wayside — 5729 — Wayside Community
Settlers came to this locality in 1876. The county was organized in 1889. Pioneer school district no. 5 originated by court order in 1890 to serve this area with schools known as Tallahone, Poole, and Wayside, taught usually in homes. In 1914, . . . — Map (db m93737) HM
Texas (Swisher County), Happy — 1890 — First United Methodist Churchof Happy
Meetings held in early settlers' homes led to the formation of a Methodist fellowship in Happy in 1905. Services were first held in a schoolhouse and then in a small, frame church constructed by carpenter J. F. White. The structure stood on land . . . — Map (db m91350) HM
Texas (Swisher County), Happy — 4852 — Site of Old Happy
The Hugh Currie family home, "Happy Hollow" (built 1891, near this site), was for many years only house on Amarillo-Tulia freight and stage lines. Settlers got mail and freight here. The U.S. Postal Department cut name to "Happy" for the post . . . — Map (db m91348) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 56 — A.M. Brownfield Home
A.M. Brownfield, for whose family this town was named, came to Terry County as a rancher in 1900. An early community leader, he organized the Brownfield State Bank in 1905. Built as a home for his family in 1928, this structure exhibits influences . . . — Map (db m73500) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2211 — GomezA half-mile south of this marker stood the town of
In 1903, owners of land here in center of then-unorganized Terry County platted this town, secured a post office named for Spanish-American patriot Maximo Gomez, drilled a public water well, and induced merchants and citizens to move here. This was . . . — Map (db m73481) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2213 — Gomez Cemetery
Established in 1902 in Gomez (then 0.5 mi. W of here), first settlement in Terry County. Original 4-acre tract was deeded to Gomez School trustees in 1906 by pioneer settler H.F. Adams. Some of earliest settlers are buried here. Many graves were . . . — Map (db m73483) HM
Texas (Yoakum County), Plains — 5927 — Yoakum County
Created Aug. 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for Henderson Yoakum, who wrote a classic on early Texas history. Only Texas county named for an author. Indian activity and frontier hazards made growth slow. Only itinerant buffalo hunters and . . . — Map (db m73468) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — Enoch E. Cowdell HouseUtah Historic Site
The Enoch E. Cowdell house, named after the original owner, was constructed around 1873 with a hall parlor type floor plan. Although the hall parlor was one of the earliest housing types in Utah, it continued to be a popular floor plan (particularly . . . — Map (db m75572) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Panguitch — 166 — Panguitch Stake Tabernacle
Panguitch stake of the L.D.S. Church was organized in 1877 with James Henrie as president. In March 1880, plans were made for a stake house with George Dodds, architect, and M.M. Steel, Sr., chairman of the building. The following men were prominent . . . — Map (db m27040) HM
Utah (Grand County), Moab — 181 — Early L.D.S. Church
One room of this building, formerly the L.D.S. Church, was erected in 1888. Two years later a second room was added. The bishop was Randolph Stewart; building committee: O.W. Warner, who donated the land, Henry Holyoak, and O.D. Allen; supervisors . . . — Map (db m95092) HM
Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 309 — Hamilton Fort
In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He offered John Hamilton half the water to come and settle there. Hamilton came with his family and Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out they moved to Cedar . . . — Map (db m59513) HM
Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Ward HallErected 1897
Site of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recreation building known as the Ward Hall. Rushed to completion in the fall of 1897 and deeded to the State of Utah so the Branch Normal School of the University of Utah could be legally . . . — Map (db m59543) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — 135 — First School House and Council House in Iron County
"I commenced a grammar school in my wickiup by the light of the fire and only one grammar book." Diary of George A. Smith, February 25, 1851. The first school house, 18 x 24 feet, was built west of the Council House and dedicated December 25, . . . — Map (db m59611) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish
Early Settlers of Parowan. Horace Fish born 6 Jan 1799 Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Son of joseph and Sally Spear Fish. Married Hannah Leavitt on 18 July 1825. Hannah Leavitt born 26 Dec 1850 in Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, daughter of . . . — Map (db m2253) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 459 — Juab Co. Jail
This building has two markers Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker Prisoners from Juab county were first held in the basement of the Social Hall that stood on the corner of Center Street and Second East in Nephi. The next jail . . . — Map (db m75270) HM
Utah (Kane County), Kanab — A Tragedy
Six people perished by fire at Fort Kanab on the windy night of December 14, 1870. Lost to the flames were five children and a wife of Levi Stewart, Founder of Kanab. May the countenance of the Lord shine upon you and give you peace. — Map (db m95007) HM
Utah (Kane County), Kanab — The Kanab Chapel
Although religious meetings were held in Kanab from its settlement in 1870, the town lacked a building with the dignity and atmosphere of a chapel. The people met in the Kanab Fort, various homes, in a bowery, and in the Ward Hall for their church . . . — Map (db m94943) HM
Utah (Kane County), Paria — Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Old Spanish Trail Where you are standing, Antonio Armijo and 60 men once ventured from New Mexico to California hoping to find a new trade route in 1829. Following established Native American trails, the explorers traveled through dry, rugged . . . — Map (db m95009) HM
Utah (Millard County), Fillmore — Land of the Yuta
There are three markers on this kiosk Center Marker The Ute Domain First described by Spanish explorers as the YUTA Indians (pronounced Ute-ah), the ancestors of the Ute people are thought to have migrated from the . . . — Map (db m75470) HM
Utah (Millard County), Oak City — 472 — Oak City / The Bell
Marker A: Oak City Oak City was named after Oak Creek, a sparkling mountain stream meandering through scrub oak and gray sagebrush. It provided water, the lifeblood of this community. Founded in 1868 by pioneers who had formerly . . . — Map (db m69573) HM
Utah (San Juan County), Monticello — Old Log ChurchCenter of the Community
This log church is a replica of the first church in Monticello. The original church, built in 188 for religious worship, also became the core of community activities. It was a school, a refuge for the homeless, a place to dance, a site for public . . . — Map (db m95126) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Axtell — 551 — Settlement of Axtell
Axtell, originally called Willow Creek, is a wide-spread, productive farming community located on the boundary of Sanpete and Sevier Counties. It is a living monument to the rugged characteristics of the pioneers who came to this valley. Axtell was . . . — Map (db m74902) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Manti — L.R. & Clara Anderson House
This Victorian Eclectic and Queen Anne style house remains as one of the most distinctive architectural landmarks of Manti. The house, which initially consisted of only two rooms, was begun in 1896 by Lewis R. (L.R.) Anderson. After he returned from . . . — Map (db m74921) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Mount Pleasant — Pioneer Monument
This monument has markers on four sides Front Plate: Erected in Honor of the Pioneers of 1859 by the descedants of the Pioneers, whose names are inscribed upon this Monument. Unveiled July 6, 1909. Right Plate: . . . — Map (db m75170) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Spring City — Lyceum TheaterSpring City Historic District
The Lyceum Theater, later known as Victory Hall, was constructed in 1915 by John Baxter. The theater was used for school productions, plays, and convocations through the 1940s. Later the theater served as an LDS cultural and recreation center. — Map (db m75053) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Sterling — 403 — Sterling
First Walker War casualty, Peter Ludvigson, was killed by Indians in 1865, three miles south of Sterling. Wm. D. and Daniel B. Funk located on Six-Mile Creek in 1872; dug irrigation ditches for farming. Families came later. A Manti branch of Church . . . — Map (db m74919) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Monroe — 468 — Camp Alma Relic Hall
During the winter of 1866-1867, William Cordingly built a small log cabin in the settlement of Alma, and by early spring the house was ready for his family. Indian troubles forced some of the original settlers to abandon their homes and leave this . . . — Map (db m74804) HM
Utah (Washington County), Hurricane — Bradshaw House/Hotel
This house was built in 1906-08 by Ira E. and Marion Hinton Bradshaw, lifelong residents of southern Utah. It was the first permanent house built in the town of Hurricane, which was established soon after completion of the Hurricane Canal in 1904. . . . — Map (db m74619) HM
Utah (Washington County), Hurricane — Pioneer TrailsTwo Important Pioneer Trails Lie to the South of Here
Historic Temple Trail The Temple Trail which has two parts, was used during the years 1874-1876 to bring lumber by ox-team from two sawmills at Nixon Springs on the south face of Mount Trumbull to St. George, eighty miles away, for constructing . . . — Map (db m59362) HM
Utah (Washington County), Hurricane — 101B — The Historic Hurricane Canal
When first conceived, the Hurricane Canal seemed like an impossible dream. Beginning at a point seven miles up the Virgin River, water had to travel through flumes, tunnels, and over deep ravines. The canal had to hang on steep, unstable cliffs and . . . — Map (db m74617) HM
Utah (Washington County), Leeds — A Tale of Three Towns
The history of three towns – Harrisburg, Silver Reef, and Leeds – is intricately connected. Harrisburg and Silver Reef are ghost towns today, while Leeds persists. Like many locations in the arid west, water and its availability and . . . — Map (db m59662) HM
Utah (Washington County), Leeds — Mile-long Main Street
Between 1875 and the end of 1876, Silver Reef boomed with development, going from a boulder-strewn flat to a town of 1,500 people, one of the largest in Washington county. Silver Reef soon became the center of permanent development, and many . . . — Map (db m59660) HM
Utah (Washington County), Saint George — Orson Pratt – Richard Bentley
Orson Pratt was one of two Latter-day Saint Apostles called by Brigham Young to lead the St. George colony in 1864. When Orson was called on a mission to Europe, the home passed to Richard Bentley. It was partially converted to a mercantile business . . . — Map (db m59309) HM
Utah (Washington County), Saint George — The Temple & Honeymoon Trails
The Temple Trail The temple trail is the route used from 1871 to 1877 to haul timber from Mt. Trumbull, Arizona, to St. George, Utah, for the building of the St. George LDS Temple. Pioneers traveled 80 miles along the rough, dirt road, hauling . . . — Map (db m59311) HM
Utah (Washington County), Santa Clara — Frederick and Anna Reber Home
Fredrick and Anna Reber reached Santa Clara in November of 1861. Laboring with other members of their faith, they forged an existence out of the barren, sandy valley that had been their destination. In direct contrast to their native Switzerland, . . . — Map (db m59194) HM

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