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Arizona (Apache County), Alpine — The Old Bushvalley Fort
Here Stood The Old Bushvalley Fort Built 1879 For protection against Renegade Apaches — Map (db m36274) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — The Butterfield Overland Mail
In 1857, the government awarded John Butterfield a contract to carry mail by stagecoach between St. Louis and San Francisco. The 2,800-mile route was to be traversed within 25 days. A year later, as the stagecoaches prepared to roll, Butterfiled . . . — Map (db m100817) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Bowie — The Stage Station Ruin
The Apache Pass Stage Station was built of stone in July 1858. Within its 6-8 foot-high walls were a kitchen-dining room, sleeping rooms, a storage room for feed and weapons, and a mule corral with portholes in every stall. The stage stopped here . . . — Map (db m100814) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Cochise — Sulphur Springs
This valley owes its name to the two springs located one mile north of this monument. From 400 A.D. to 1450 A.D. Indigenous Indians farmed the region. Their bedrock mortar pits remain on the nearby hill. Later Chiricahua Apaches, Spaniards, . . . — Map (db m37768) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Fort Huachuca
Est. 1877 National Historic Landmark — Map (db m28232) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service ClubLandmark Restaurant
400 W. Fry Blvd. Built in 1942 Originally constructed as a USO Club on land purchased by the U.S. Government from Mrs. Margaret Carmichael for the sum of $1.00, this facility served military personnel during World War II. It was closed . . . — Map (db m27893) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — Tombstone City HallOpened in 1882
Architect Frank Walker designed this building in Victorian style adapted to Western Territorial. It is constructed of fired red brick. It has been in continuous service since 1882 for Mayors, Marshals and official city offices. In the 1880s it . . . — Map (db m27918) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Erickson Family CemeterySacred To the Memory of These Pioneers
They came when only the brave dared come: They stayed where only the valiant could stay. Born in Sweden. Americans by choice - not by accident of birth, they loved their adopted country and served her well. Neil Served five years in the . . . — Map (db m28368) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — Rex Allen Memorial
[Marker mounted to the left of sculpture:] Born December 31, 1920 to Horace and Faye Allen in Willcox, Rex Elvie Allen was cross-eyed at birth. As a young boy, Rex sang in the barber shop on this very street. He and his Dad played . . . — Map (db m28199) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Willcox — 1 — The Schwertner House, 1880
Built by Delso Smith as an Army Officer reception center during the Indian wars. Bought by Mr. Schwertner in 1893 and donated to the local Historic Society in 1980. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m28418) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — "The Gandy Dancer"
Section crews were the laborers who built the railroads in the beginning and have continued throughout the years to maintain them. These crews were most efficient in moving heavy sections of rails when they all worked in unison. To accomplish this . . . — Map (db m33265) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Flagstaff
Named for a pine tree stripped of its branches by a party of immigrants and used as a flagpole for a patriotic celebration on July 4, 1876. Nearby Antelope or Old Town Spring provided water and led to the establishment of a railroad construction . . . — Map (db m33330) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Transcontinental Railroad Centennial
In 1866 the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was formed to construct a railroad from Springfield, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, a distance of 2,000 miles. In the summer and fall of 1882 the railroad was directly responsible for the founding and . . . — Map (db m33333) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Williams — Red Cross Garage
Built of native rock with brick facades, this 1913 garage served travelers at the end of the wagon age and beginning of the automobile era. By 1930, automobiles carried more people to the Grand Canyon than did the railroad. The opposite end of this . . . — Map (db m33380) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Williams — Rittenhouse Haberdashery
In 1901, a 60-mile long railroad spur line to the Grand Canyon secured Williams the title "Gateway to the Grand Canyon." Train tickets at that time cost $3.95 serving world travelers and locals alike, this pre-1910 structure was home to a men's . . . — Map (db m33388) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Miami — Bullion Plaza School
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Bullion Plaza School 1923 — Map (db m67493) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Payson — C.C.C. Co. 807Texas-Arizona — 1933
J. M. DeWeese T. T. Swift Capt. F.A.U.S.A., C. O. Supr. T.N.F. P. L. Moore R. C. James Capt. M.C.U.S.A., C.S. Camp Supt. — Map (db m67426) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Bouse — Monument Row
We bring to a close We tried to find We must now impose Units not found 748th Tank Battalion 150th Station Hospital 538th Ordnance Company 166th Quartermaster 629th Quartermaster — Map (db m29161) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Cibola — 103 — Colorado River Ferries
Ferries of various size and design once provided transportation across the lower Colorado River linking Arizona with California, Nevada and Utah. Ferrymen plied their trade from Yuma to Pearce Ferry. The first ferry on the river was started at . . . — Map (db m78553) HM
Arizona (La Paz County), Quartzsite — Quinn Pass
Thomas P. Quinn, born in 1869 in New Jersey, had a mine near here and dug a cistern to catch water. He built a house just north of this sign and lived there until old age forced him to move to Bouse. The remains of his cistern survive and . . . — Map (db m29068) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Gilbert — Dance PavilionHeritage District
For many years this site was a vacant lot. In the late 1930s Mr. Templeton converted the lot into a dance pavilion. He constructed a wood floor, added lights and surrounded it with a fence. Couples who came to dance on Saturday nights paid ten cents . . . — Map (db m88081) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale SanctuaryBuilt 1920 -1928 — Dedicated February 3, 1929
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed January 11, 2006 The First United Methodist Church of Glendale was originally chartered as the Methodist . . . — Map (db m30475) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Glendale — Sine Brothers Hardware Building6329 North 58th Drive — Built 1912
Floyd Holmes Sine came to Arizona in 1897. Sine is considered to be the father of Glendale's city water system. When he bought this site in 1910, it was the only public well and water system. He added a storage tank and supply lines to the . . . — Map (db m30440) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Mesa Pioneer Monument
This monument is dedicated to the founding men, women and children of Mesa whose efforts, with others of all races, religions and cultures, changed a harsh desert land into this vibrant city of today. When the first settlers came in 1877-78, . . . — Map (db m27550) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley
Approximately 300 B.C. Prehistoric Indians entered the Salt River Valley. They developed an extensive canal system and raised corn, beans, squash, agave and cotton. Over 500 miles of Hohokam canal have been recorded in the Salt River Valley. . . . — Map (db m49877) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 1897 Smurthwaite House
The 1897 Smurthwaite House is an excellent example of Shingle Style Architecture. It is one of fewer than one hundred 19th century buildings of this age left in Phoenix. It was donated to the City of Phoenix Park, Recreation and Library Department . . . — Map (db m39414) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona’s Liberty Bell Monument
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Arizona by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational . . . — Map (db m27632) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Orpheum Theatre1929
Has been placed on the Phoenix Property Register and the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m72462) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Desert Power & Water Co.1907-1911
Among largest steam generating plants of its time on Pacific Coast National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m29361) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Mohave Valley — Oatman
Fifteen miles east in the Black Mountains, is the historic Oatman mining district. Many original buildings still exist in the ghost town site. The Tom Reed United Eastern Gold Road and other mines produced more than thirty million dollars of gold . . . — Map (db m31903) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Fort Apache — Barracks (115)
These ruins represent the last surviving enlisted men's barracks, on the east end of Barracks Row. Much like Officer's Row defined the north side of the Parade Ground, Barracks Row made up the south side. This adobe barracks was one of two completed . . . — Map (db m36874) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Henry R. Holbrook
Chief Engineer of the Western Div. of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. Town named by John W. Young contractor for the railroad. 24 September 1881 — Map (db m36388) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Wigwam Village #6
Dear Mr. Paul Lewis It is my pleasure to inform you that the Wigwam Village #6 at 811 W. Hopi Dr. in Holbrook was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 2002. As you know, the National Register is the official listing . . . — Map (db m36324) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — 46 — Brigham City Cemetery
March 24, 1876, Mormon colonization in Arizona began here with the establishment of Ballanger's Camp, later Brigham City, by Lot Smith, Jesse O. Ballanger, George Lake, William C. Allen and others sent from Utah by Brigham Young. They also . . . — Map (db m96974) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — Sunset Crossing
This crossing, first noted early in the 1850s in journals and maps of explorers along the 35th parallel, is the only convergence of major travel routes on the Little Colorado River. It lies on the trail used by Mormon immigrants journeying from Utah . . . — Map (db m32722) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Alameda StreetCalle de las Milpas — Cemetery Street
Named Calle de las Milpas ("Road Which Leads to the Corn Fields") during Tucson’s Spanish period; the street linked the presidio with adjacent agricultural fields. Renamed Cemetery Street in the mid-1800s, the street was the main thoroughfare . . . — Map (db m83009) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Carrillo Intermediate School
Carrillo School was named for the prominent Tucson businessman, Leopoldo Carrillo. During the 1880's, the site contained the Carrillo Gardens, the city's first park with eight acres of spring-fed artificial lakes, gardens and a recreational center. . . . — Map (db m83016) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Epes RandolphAugust 16, 1856 – August 22, 1921
[ Four markers are mounted on the four sides around the base of the monument. ] Side A: Southern Pacific Railroad Map Epes commanded the "Randolph Lines" that connected Phoenix and southern Arizona's outlying communities . . . — Map (db m38936) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Exchange at the PresidioThe Mormon Battalion Enters Tucson, 16 December 1846
Near this site on December 16 – 17, 1846, the U.S. 101st Infantry ("Mormon") Battalion under the command of Colonel Philip St. George Cooke peacefully occupied the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Organized in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to . . . — Map (db m73983) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Historic Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 1916 – Demolished in 2008
Tucson City Engineer ― J. Mos Ruthrauff Design Engineer ― L. R. Walker Contractor ― Bent Brothers In 1913, in an effort to separate pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and wagons from trains, the City of Tucson embarked on a . . . — Map (db m31526) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — La Casa Cordova
This adobe house incorporates portions of one of the oldest standing structures in Tucson. The two west rooms are believed to have been built before the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Four front rooms were added in 1879. The house was named for Maria . . . — Map (db m83202) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Pennington StreetCalle de la Misión — Calle del Arroyo
Named in the late 1600s after the route connecting Tucson’s Presidio with mission San Cosme de Tucson. The street was also called Calle del Arroyo, referencing the arroyo immediately south of the presidio walls. The street was renamed in 1871 to . . . — Map (db m69816) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Si We:begi Ha ÑeidLa Primera Vista • The First Sighting
This monument represents the first sighting of Europeans by the O'odham who lived on the traditional sacred ground at the base of Chuk Shon (known today as Sentinel Peak). The O'odham and their ancestors, the First People of the Tucson Basin, have . . . — Map (db m75931) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Tucson Plant Materials Center
The Tucson Plant Materials Center Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Agriculture 1997 — Map (db m31525) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Villa Catalina
Tucson's first "own your own" apartment homes Circa 1957 National Register of Historic Places US Dept. of the Interior — Map (db m30139) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Coolidge — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 — Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service. Defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m27206) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Completed in 1912, the Church of The Assumption is an example of the Mission Revival style of architecture. The third church built for Assumption Parish, it replaced the second church built on this site in 1884, which burned down in 1893. This . . . — Map (db m26687) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Bear Down
Near this site on the evening of October 3, 1926, John "Button" Salmon, student body president and quarterback of the University of Arizona football team, was critically injured in a car accident while returning from a weekend in Phoenix with two . . . — Map (db m26664) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — In Memory of Tom Mix
. . . — Map (db m26621) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Walker – Oury House
Originally a Sonoran adobe row house built C. 1877 for John D. Walker friend, agent, and physician to the Pima Indians at Sacaton. This building was used as courtroom and county offices during his terms as justice of the peace, county surveyor and . . . — Map (db m68386) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Globe — The Hanging TreeDedicated to Gila County Law Enforcement — Protect and Serve
From a Sycamore near this spot, L.V. Grime and C.B. Hawley were lynched on Aug. 24, 1882 for the hold up – murder of Andrew Hall, Wells Fargo Packer, and Dr. S.T. Vail. The culprits had a fair hearing before JP Allen on Wednesday eve, and at 2 . . . — Map (db m34116) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Kerny — Kearny, ArizonaNamed in Honor of Stephen Watts Kearny — Brevet Major General U.S. Army
At the outbreak of the Mexican War in 1846, President Polk directed Colonel Kearny to organize the so-called "Army of the West" and to lead it to Santa Fe and thence on to secure California. On August 18, 1846, Kearny claimed the area of Santa Fe . . . — Map (db m34134) HM
Arizona (Santa Cruz County), Tubac — Charles Debrille Poston1825-1902
Poston, known as the father of Arizona, came to Tubac in 1854 after the Gadsden Purchase and established the headquarters of a mining company, with mines near Arivaca and in the Santa Rita Mountains. Mining activities were discontinued during the . . . — Map (db m27149) HM
Arizona (Santa Cruz County), Tubac — Tubac Presidio
Here stood the original Spanish presidio or fort established as San Ignacio de Tubac after the Pima uprising of 1751. Captain Juan Bautista de Anza was in command in 1775, when he led his famous expedition to California to found San Francisco. The . . . — Map (db m68026) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jerome Blast Furnace
This is one of the two old furnaces found in place on The Hampton Lode, United Verde Copper Company Mines, at Jerome Arizona on March 5, 1888 when I first visited the property. I started operation on this furnace and also the other one on May 22, . . . — Map (db m33147) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Arizona Pioneers' Home
Territory of Arizona MCMX ― MCMXI Home for Aged and Infirm Arizona Pioneers Established by act of the Twenty-Fifth Legislature under the administration of Governor Joseph H. Kibbey. Erected under the direction of the Board . . . — Map (db m33047) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — City Jail and Firehouse
This Romanesque/Classical Revival building was constructed in 1895 and served as both a fire station (on the first floor) and the City jail (on the second). It is one of the two buildings facing the Courthouse Plaza that survived the fire of 1900. . . . — Map (db m33090) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Grace M. Sparkes1893 – 1963
There was a time when progress in Yavapai County was spelled S-P-A-R-K-E-S. Grace M. Sparkes came to Prescott, Arizona Territory, at the age of 14 in 1906. By 1911, she was working for the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce as Secretary, a job she . . . — Map (db m33137) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Hotel St. Michael
The cornerstone of historic "Whiskey Row", the Hotel St. Michael, represents the coming of age of Prescott's hostelries. Constructed on the site of the modest Hotel Burke, which burned in 1900, the new three-story hotel was designed by D. W. Millard . . . — Map (db m33065) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Dateland — Boeing B-50A The "Long Ranger"
On the morning of March 23, 1950, an Air Force B-50 Bomber on a routine training mission, exploded and crashed north of the communities of Dateland and Hyder AZ. Two of the 14 crewman on board, Capt. John H. Lee and 1st. Lt. William T. Gentry, . . . — Map (db m28936) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Roll — In Memory of Harold and Ethelind Woodhouse
who carved this farm out of the desert. We, the Wellton-Mohawk Valley Kiwanis Club, dedicate this spot. Here on May 1, 1952 Michael W. Straus, United States Commissioner of Reclamation turned the first water on to lands of the Wellton-Mohawk . . . — Map (db m28967) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Wellton — Red Top Wash Bridge
Constructed 1931, Widened 1949 Replaced 2009-2010 Federal Highway Administration Arizona State Highway Department Owner: Yuma County Designer: TransSystems Corporation Contractor: Bison Contracting Co. The Arizona State Highway . . . — Map (db m62009) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Robert G. Fowler
. . . — Map (db m29046) HM
California (Riverside County), Blythe — 948 — Blythe Intake
On July 17, 1877, Thomas Blythe, a San Francisco financier, filed the first legal claim for Colorado River water rights. Oliver Callaway planned a diversion dam and canal which opened in 1877 to irrigate the Palo Verde Valley. This made possible the . . . — Map (db m50678) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPB-29 — Dr. Smith / Dr. Peppers Office
This small Spanish Eclectic structure was the northernmost residence in the village of Palm Springs when it was built in the 1920s. As the city grew, there was an increasing need for community services, especially along "Main Street," and Dr. Smith . . . — Map (db m82141) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPB-7 — Frances S. Stevens School
Prescott T. Stevens, developer of the El Mirador Hotel, donated this site and the funds to build the Frances S. Stevens School, in memory of his wife and her interest in education. The first two rooms were completed in 1927. Katherine Finchy, who . . . — Map (db m82139) HM
California (San Diego County), Julian — Julian Pioneer MuseumCirca: 1890
In 1888, blacksmith, Joseph Treshil, bought the property from Drury Bailey holder of homestead patent (signed by Pres. Grover Cleveland). The building, with walls two feet thick made of shist & adobe, served as a blacksmith shop. Peter Mayrhoffer, . . . — Map (db m82390) HM
California (San Diego County), Julian — Julian Town Hall1914
The 1st and 2nd halls, 1871-1876, were businesses available for civic uses. The 3rd, 1876, Centennial Hall, honored the 100th Anniversary of the USA, became too small and was sold for scrap. The 4th, 1897, an impressive building, burned Dec., . . . — Map (db m51699) HM
California (San Diego County), Pala — Mission San Antonio de Pala
Located 23 miles east of San Luis Rey de Francia, this assistant mission was founded in 1810. The church was dedicated June 13, 1816 by Fray Antonio Peyri. Damaged by earthquake in 1899; restored 1903 when archetypal paintings were . . . — Map (db m83283) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 74 — Casa de Carrillo
Presidio Comandante Francisco Maria Ruiz built this house next to his 1808 pear garden late in 1821 for his close relative and fellow soldier, Joaquin Carrillo, and his large family. From this adobe dwelling, in April 1829, daughter Josefa Carrillo . . . — Map (db m82465) HM
Hawaii (Kauai County), Kapaa — Houola
Houola (dew of life) is the name passed down from ancient times for this place at the mouth of the Wailua River. Historical accounts suggest a pu'uhonua (place of refuge) was located here where one could escape punishment and find safety . . . — Map (db m65754) HM
Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Mansion House
Completed in 1843, the Mansion House was the second Nauvoo residence of Joseph Smith and his wife Emma. A hotel wing was added and opened in late 1843. The hotel was leased to Ebenezer Robinson in January 1844. As part of the lease agreement, the . . . — Map (db m55435) HM
Illinois (Menard County), Petersburg — Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson1823 - 1871
Founder of the Grand Army of the Republic, Menard County resident, Rush Medical College graduate 1850, Surgeon 14th Illinois Volunteers 1861-1864. He originated the G.A.R. name, ritual and constitution of Post No. 1, Decatur April 6, 1866, called . . . — Map (db m12315) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp
caption below handcart image “Let them come on foot, with handcarts and wheelbarrows. Let then gird up their loins and walk through, and nothing shall hinder them.” South of this boulder on the banks of Clear Creek, is the . . . — Map (db m78222) HM
Kansas (Ellsworth County), Ellsworth — 102 — Smoky Hills Region
This region of Kansas contains the Smoky Hills, an area of rolling hills, occasional mesas, and buttes, with striking outcroppings. Pawnee Rock, Coronado Heights, and Rock City are notable Dakota sandstone formations in this region. The Smoky Hills . . . — Map (db m55318) HM
Kansas (Seward County), Kismet — 93 — Arkalon and the Samson of the Cimarron
Many Kansas towns originated as potential railroad centers. Three miles west of this marker Arkalon was founded in 1888 at the Cimarron river crossing of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska railway, a part of the Rock Island. Town lots were cheap, and . . . — Map (db m55275) HM
Kansas (Smith County), Lebanon — 37 — The Geographic Center
In a park three miles north and one mile west is the exact geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. The location has been officially established by the U.S. Geological Survey. It is the point where a plane map of the 48 states would balance if . . . — Map (db m71928) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — Palmyra MassacreA State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri
The Palmyra Massacre The Palmyra Massacre was a grim ending to Confederate Col. Joseph Porter's 1862 recruiting campaign in northeast Missouri. Besides recruiting local men for the Confederate army, Porter attacked Union outposts and patrols . . . — Map (db m55390) HM
Nebraska (Cass County), Plattsmouth — Vienna Bakery
This Property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Vienna Bakery 329 Main Street 1881 Built by William Stadelman, First occupant was a bakery run by William . . . — Map (db m78054) HM
Nevada (Clark county), Boulder City — Women Airforce Service PilotsWW II 1942 – 1944
We Salute all WASPS…Y You have shown that you can fly wingtip to wingtip with your brothers — Map (db m46834) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Cal-Nev-Ari — 138 — Cal-Nev-Ari
Originally known as Stage Field, this was an outlying airfield of Camp Ibis, one of the eleven camps established within the Desert Training Center, California-Arizonan Maneuver Area during World War II. Developed by General George S. Patton, Jr., . . . — Map (db m78522) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — Jean, Nevada
Founded in 1904 as Goodsprings Junction, a station on the San Pedro, Los Angles, and Salt Lake Railroad, Jean received its current name in 1905 when the post office was opened. It was named in honor of Jean Fayle, the wife of George Fayle who had . . . — Map (db m39464) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Gaming / Helldorado
This is a two sided marker Side A: Gaming Like most western frontier towns, gambling was prevalent in the backrooms of early Las Vegas saloons and other establishments. From its inception as a railroad town in 1905, the citizens . . . — Map (db m47737) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Neon / Atomic Testing
This is a two sided marker Side A: Neon Neon lighting, introduced in Paris in 1910, offered a brilliant, and efficient, alternative to the incandescent light bulb. In the United States, neon's popularity soared, used to advertise . . . — Map (db m47755) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 140 — The Garcés Expedition
Seeking to open a land route between the Missions of Sonora and California, Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcés, OFM, a Franciscan Missionary priest and explorer, was the first European to enter the present boundaries of Nevada. He departed Mission . . . — Map (db m84277) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 23 — Dairy BarnCirca 1941
This site was the location of the first commercial dairy in Mesquite, which began operating circa 1941. The barn was used by over twenty families in the community. According to a schedule, they would drive their cows to the barn twice a day to milk . . . — Map (db m46743) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 18 — Ervin "Casey" Jones HouseCirca 1932
This adobe brick building was built by Deloy Abbott circa 1932. Behind the house was another adobe building used as a chicken coop. Ervin Jones purchased the home in 1941 and lived here until his death. The house was later converted to a business. — Map (db m46741) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), Ely — 269 — Ely - Forging the Link
James H. Simpson put the future site of Ely on the map during his 1859 exploration through the Great Basin. In the 1860's, silver and gold deposits were discovered nearby in what became the Robinson Mining District. Ely developed as a regional . . . — Map (db m69490) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), Ely — 99 — Taylor
Silver and gold were discovered in 1873, in what was to become Taylor, a typical mining community supported chiefly by the Argus and Monitor Mines. In 7 years, the town boasted a population of 1500 people, 7 saloons, 3 general stores, an opera . . . — Map (db m27289) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), Ely — 54 — Ward Mining DistrictSilver Ore
The ghost town of Ward, in the foothills of the Egan Range, lies some eight miles west of here. Booming from 1876 until 1882, with a peak population of 1,500, Ward was somewhat of a lawless mining camp. Early killings did occur, but justice was . . . — Map (db m27291) HM
New Mexico (Chaves County), Roswell — Atlas Missile Silos
During the Cold War (1946-1989), this area became home for twelve Atlas missile silo sites — America’s first operational Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system. They protected the Strategic Air Command facilities at Walker Air Force Base . . . — Map (db m73724) HM
New Mexico (Colfax County), Springer — Point of Rocks / The Dorsey Mansion
This is a two sided marker Side A: Point of Rocks Point of Rocks was a major landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. Located in Jicarilla Apache country, it was near here that the party of Santa Fe merchant J.W. White was attacked . . . — Map (db m55207) HM
New Mexico (Eddy County), Artesia — ArtesiaPopulation 10,385 – Elevation 3,350
Artesia, named for the area's many artesian wells, lies on the route of the Pecos Valley cattle trails used by Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, and John S. Chisum. The town, established in 1903, is located in what was once part of Chisum's vast . . . — Map (db m61456) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Bayard — BayardPopulation 3,036 - Elevation 6,152
Sites in the surrounding hills indicate that Indians of the Mogollon culture (A.D. 300 – 1450) lived here long before the Europeans. In the late 19th century, this was a stronghold of Apaches led by Victorio and Geronimo. Today Bayard, which . . . — Map (db m38213) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Emory Pass
Named in honor of Lt. W.H. Emory, who passed by here with the Army of the West in 1846. His report to the U.S. Government is the earliest scientific account of this region which then belonged to Mexico. Elev. 8228 — Map (db m38210) HM
New Mexico (Lea County), Hobbs — HobbsPopulation 28,794 – Elevation 3615 ft.
Named for the family of James Hobbs which homesteaded here in 1907, Hobbs became first a trading village for ranchers and then a major oil town after the discovery of oil by the Midwest Oil Company in 1928. — Map (db m61441) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Gallup — GallupPopulation 18,161 - Elevation 6600 ft
Long a major trading center for the Navajo and Zuni Indians living in communities north and south of the town. Gallup emerged in 1881 from a railroad construction camp. It is named for David Gallup, who in 1880 was paymaster for the Atlantic & . . . — Map (db m36541) HM
New Mexico (McKinley County), Red Rock — Fort Wingate
The first Fort Wingate was established near San Rafael in 1862, to serve as the base of Col. Kit Carson's campaigns against the Navajos. In 1868 the garrison was transferred to the second Fort Wingate near Gallup. In that same year, the Navajos . . . — Map (db m36538) HM
New Mexico (Otero County), Mayhill — Apache Battleground
In this immediate vicinity, Captain Henry W. Stanton of the U.S. Army, for whom Fort Stanton was named, lost his life in 1855 in a skirmish with the Mescalero Apaches. For several weeks, soldiers commanded by Stanton and Capt. Richard S. Ewell, were . . . — Map (db m73434) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), San Jon — Llano Estacado
Sediments shed from the rising mountains to the west formed the Llano Estacado, later to be bypassed by streams such as the Pecos and Canadian Rivers and left standing in bold relief with a relatively level, uneroded caprock surface. Croplands on . . . — Map (db m91040) HM
New Mexico (Rio Arriba County), Española — The Bond House
Frank Bond (1863-1945), prominent Española merchant, came from Canada in 1882. In 1887 Bond married May Anna Caffal of Pueblo, Colorado and built the home. The house grew from a two-room adobe to this large structure. Acquired by the city in 1957, . . . — Map (db m45665) HM
New Mexico (San Juan County), Shiprock — Beclabito Dome
Colorful red rocks of Entrada Sandstone are domed up by deep seated igneous intrusions to be exposed by erosion. The same igneous activity created the Carrizo Mountains to the west. Uranium deposits in the Morrison Formation just above the Entrada . . . — Map (db m36455) HM
New Mexico (Sandoval County), Rio Rancho — Spanish Entrada Site
Among the many prehistoric and historic sites located nearby is a camp where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s troops may have spent the winter of 1540-41. Coronado also visited the ancient pueblo of Kuaua located to the north. Kuaua’s ruins are . . . — Map (db m45439) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Glorieta — Glorieta Pass BattlefieldNational Historic Landmark, 1961
The Civil War battle fought in this pass is often referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West." Union forces dashed Confederate strategy to seize the southwest's major supply base at Fort Union; Colorado and California were to be next. The Texas . . . — Map (db m55176) HM
New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Santa Fe — Cañoncito at Apache Canyon
Strategically located where the Santa Fe Trail emerges from Glorieta Pass, Cañoncito is where the New Mexico Governor Manuel Armijo weakly defended New Mexico against the American Army in 1846. In 1862, Union forces destroyed a Confederate supply . . . — Map (db m24315) HM
New Mexico (Sierra County), Hillsboro — James McNally1839 - 1904
Near this spot lie the unidentified remains of a true American hero. Born in Ireland in 1839, James McNally served in the 3rd and 8th US Cavalry from 1858 to 1883. He was wounded during the Civil War Battle of Valverde, NM. 21 February 1862. After . . . — Map (db m38209) HM
New Mexico (Sierra County), Truth or Consequences — Truth or ConsequencesElevation 4,576 ft.
In 1581, Capitan Franciso Sanchez Chamuscado took possession of this region for the King of Spain naming it Ojo de Zoquete (mud spring) in the province of San Felipe. Native Americans first used these springs for healing; in early 20th century, . . . — Map (db m45122) HM
New Mexico (Socorro County), Socorro — Vásquez de Coronado’s Route
In 1541 an expedition from the army of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, New Mexico’s first explorer, marched south 80 leagues to investigate the pueblos along the lower Río Grande. The group reached that part of the infamous Jornada del Muerto, now . . . — Map (db m45129) HM
Oklahoma (Harmon County), Hollis — 100th Meridian Oklahoma/Texas State Line
The 100th meridian first marked the boundary between the Republic of Texas and the vast Louisiana Purchase establishing this boundary was one of the most far reaching events in which the nation engaged. In 1927 the U.S. Supreme Court . . . — Map (db m100199) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Lewis Haines (Lew) Wentz(1872-1949)
Philanthropist Oil Man Donor: Wentz Camp, Wentz Pool Wentz Municipal Golf Course Ponca City, Oklahoma Founder: The Society For Crippled Children University of Oklahoma Student Loan Fund Oklahoma State University Student . . . — Map (db m55711) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — St. Louis SchoolFor Osage Indian Girls — 1887 – 1949
One-half mi SW. Est. 1887 by St. Katharine Drexel and Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Washington, D.C. Original frame structure located near Main and Palmer burned in 1889, replaced here 1890 by a four-story stone building. Operated by . . . — Map (db m55657) HM
Texas (Andrews County), Andrews — 1257 — Dorsie M. Pinnell(June 25, 1875-July 23, 1939)
Descendant of a Virginian who fought in the American Revolution. Came to Texas at 17 for health. Served (1898-1899) in Spanish-American War, Co. K, 1st Texas Inf. Vol. Regt. Later took up ranching in Andrews County. Married Jessie Whitten; had 4 . . . — Map (db m61373) HM
Texas (Brewster County), Alpine — 503 — Brewster County
Formed from Presidio County Created February 2, 1887. Organized February 14, 1887. In 1897 the territory of Buchel and Foley counties was added to Brewster. Named for Henry Percy Brewster, 1816-1884 soldier and statesman, a hero . . . — Map (db m60923) HM
Texas (Brewster County), Alpine — 2669 — J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House
Built 1884 by an early settler, J.C. Carr. Adobe brick double walls were laid at night, slowly drying to super-strength, in time-honored southwestern manner. Five adobe rooms were added after 1903 sale to Judge R.B. Slight (1869-1953), English . . . — Map (db m61015) HM
Texas (Brewster County), Alpine — 6411 — Lawrence Sullivan Ross1838 - 1898
(Front): Iowa born family came to Texas 1839. Gained experience with Indians in central Texas while father was Indian agent. Led reservation Indians in campaigns against Comanches. As Ranger company captain in 1855 he killed the noted . . . — Map (db m50296) HM
Texas (Brewster County), Alpine — 5679 — W. W. Townsend Home
Built in 1908 by local architect and building contractor William Daugherty for William Wallace Townsend (1833-1915), this house is a good example of a turn-of-the-century residence. Allen H. Palmer purchased the home in 1920 and lived here until his . . . — Map (db m61142) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 4051 — Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House
This Queen Anne style home, which features a wrap around porch, was built in 1904 by Civil War veteran, Pleasant Lafayette Crawford (1837-1912). After Crawford moved here from Arkansas in the late 1880's, he bought ranch land and opened a mercantile . . . — Map (db m99864) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 5842 — William Moten Vaughan(October 15, 1841-March 15, 1928)
Born in Missouri. Served in Texas Rangers, 1860-61, and in Civil War, 1862-65. He was a Corporal in last Confederate Army surrendered east of the Mississippi. After the war, he lived in McLennan, Coryell, and Briscoe Counties. Married twice, he had . . . — Map (db m100014) HM
Texas (Carson County), White Deer — 2577 — Hotel at White Deer
The White Deer Land Company, a trustee for court-ordered land sales in this area, established the White Deer Demonstration Farm in the 1890s. About 1909 this frame four square structure was built to board prospective land buyers. Marvin Hughes . . . — Map (db m55861) HM
Texas (Castro County), Dimmit — 5360 — The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch
The first permanent settlers in Castro County, the James W. Carter family moved to this area in 1884. A tent and dugout served as home until a house was constructed (100 yds. W). Their cattle, which they brought with them, were marked with the 7-UP . . . — Map (db m100517) HM
Texas (Castro County), Dimmitt — 758 — Castro County Courthouses
This site was set aside as the Dimmitt town square in 1891, the year Castro County was formally organized. Temporary court facilities were set up in J. N. Morrison's office while the first courthouse was built. An ornate two-story structure, it . . . — Map (db m91116) HM
Texas (Childress County), Childress — 2226 — Goodnight Trail
In hostile Indian years of 1866-71, route of great cattle drives from Texas to U.S. forts in Colorado and New Mexico. Col. Charles Goodnight, trailblazer, drove thousands of cattle to water here. Site later (1886) became Childress. Cattle watering . . . — Map (db m47660) HM
Texas (Cochran County), Morton — Morton Memorial Cemetery
The use of this site as a burial ground began in 1923 when a traveling family camped here and their baby became ill and died. Other burials followed, and in 1932 Landowner Morton J. Smith deeded ten acres to the city of Morton for cemetery use. An . . . — Map (db m73659) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 954 — Collingsworth County Hospital
Original hospital on this site (first in county) was built in 1917 by L.H. Stall. One of the two surgeons then practicing here, Dr. Elmer Wood Jones (1891-1962), bought the facility in 1924. In 1935 he built a 15-bed hospital of fieldstone on the . . . — Map (db m100231) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 3632 — O'Neil Building
Bricks visible in the facade of this structure were left over from construction of the first Collingsworth County Courthouse in 1893. Contractor, J.A. White built the courthouse of locally-made bricks and then, with the extra materials, erected this . . . — Map (db m100232) HM
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 5822 — William Carey CraneCounty Named For — (1816-1885)
Noted church leader, educator. A Virginian. Received B. A. and M. A., George Washington University. Taught in Georgia, 1837-39; was ordained Baptist minister, 1838. Was pastor of various leading churches; president of 2 church colleges in . . . — Map (db m85474) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — 1423 — El Paso
Inhabited by various Indian tribes prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century, El Paso has played an important role in the history of Mexico and the United States. Its four centuries of recorded history span periods of Spanish . . . — Map (db m37809) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — El Paso's First Newspaper
El Paso Del Norte where the Centuries Meet El Paso's First Newspaper Near this spot in 1860, grew a cottonwood tree on whose broad breast were posted many public and private notices. In one of these on August 6th, 1860, Anson Mills . . . — Map (db m37910) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — Nine of Primitive El Paso's Patriotic Heroes
To the memory of nine of primitive El Paso's patriotic heroes Emmett Mills Aged 19 Freeman Thomas - Joe Poacher M. Champion - John Pontel Bob Avlin - John Wilson Who in July 1861 were loyal citizens of El Paso, Texas and Loyal . . . — Map (db m37902) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — 5615 — Urbici Soler(June 21, 1890 - Jan. 15, 1953)
A master sculptor, Urbici Soler apprenticed under artists in his native Spain before studying and working in Germany, southern Europe, South America, and Mexico. In 1937 he came to El Paso to begin work on the statue "Cristo Rey," which stands on a . . . — Map (db m68225) HM
Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — The Camino Real
For more than 200 years the Camino Real, or Royal Road, was the major route for transporting commercial goods from Mexico City and Chihuahua to Santa Fe and Taos. First traveled by Juan de Oñate during his 1598 expedition to New Mexico, the Camino . . . — Map (db m37995) HM
Texas (Gray County), Pampa — 11902 — Gray County Courthouse
A fine example of a Beaux Arts courthouse with Georgian ornamentation, this structure was erected after the county seat was moved from Lefors in 1928. The edifice was designed by W. R. Kaufman & Son of Amarillo and built by Harland L. Case & Co. of . . . — Map (db m55850) HM
Texas (Gray County), Pampa — 5782 — White Deer Land BuildingErected in 1916
Houses property records of the White Deer Land Company (1886-1957), one of the strongest commercial influences in settlement of the Texas Panhandle. Organized from wreckage of the bankrupt Francklyn Land and Cattle Company—whose chief . . . — Map (db m55843) HM
Texas (Hale County), Plainview — 2112 — Gates Hall
Original administration building of Wayland Baptist College. Site (in town founded in 1887) given by J. H. Wayland, a physician settling here 1891. Built 1909-1910, in term of first President, Dr. I. E. Gates, for whom it is named. . . . — Map (db m91207) HM
Texas (Hale County), Plainview — 2269 — Green Machinery Co., Inc.
Founded by George Emmett Green (1875-1960), whose work revolutionized Texas agriculture. Mechanically-gifted, Green mastered water well development, worked as pattern maker and draftsman in pump factories, and operated a plant of his . . . — Map (db m91275) HM
Texas (Hale County), Plainview — 4598 — Schick Opera House
Businessman Levi Schick (1855-1936) launched the Schick Opera House in this building on Oct. 11, 1909. A traveling opera company opened the facility with a performance of "Little Dollie Dimples". Later attractions included vaudeville . . . — Map (db m91250) HM
Texas (Hale County), Plainview — 5480 — Seth Ward CollegeThree Miles Northeast to Site of
Original buildings erected in 1906-07. The school opened September 18, 1907, as Central Plains College and Conservatory of Music, with Dr. L.L. Gladney as president. The Nazarene Church maintained the college until 1910, when it was purchased by the . . . — Map (db m91240) HM
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 2337 — Hall County Courthouse
In 1876, the Texas Legislature created Hall County, which organized in 1890 with Memphis as county seat. Two courthouses - a frame building facing the town square (1890-93) and a two-story brick building on this site (1893-1922) - preceded the . . . — Map (db m100106) HM
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 17574 — Newlin Cemetery
(Two markers identify this Historic Texas Cemetery.) Established 1904 Historic Texas Cemetery Marker is property of the State of Texas Newlin Cemetery A Texas Historical Cemetery Settlement of this area of Hall . . . — Map (db m100121) HM
Texas (Hall County), Turkey — 13818 — The Ozark Trail at Tampico
In 1913, William Hope "Coin" Harvey, who operated a resort in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, founded the Ozark Trail Association as a private highway organization. Several Texas and New Mexico counties joined the effort, and the line went . . . — Map (db m100104) HM
Texas (Hansford County), Spearman — 5005 — Spearman Hotel
Built 1909, by Bert O. Cator, J. H. Wright and S. B. Hale, Hansford County pioneers. Cator had built first dugout in the Panhandle, 1873; Hale was first druggist in Old Hansford; Wright promoted town of Hansford, now abandoned. Victorian . . . — Map (db m93461) HM
Texas (Hemphill County), Canadian — 2846 — Jones Mansion
Prominent area rancher Thomas Stanley Jones, a native of Wales, had this home built in 1910 for his wife, Rosalie (Whaley), and their children. Designed by Amarillo architect E. Wellington, it was the first brick residence constructed in Canadian. . . . — Map (db m93647) HM
Texas (Hudspeth County), Sierra Blanca — 907 — Claude Hudspeth(1877 - 1941)
State Senator and member of U.S. House of Representatives for whom Hudspeth County was named. Became a ranch worker at age 9 and editor-publisher of an Ozona newspaper at 16. Was largely self-educated. Won seat in legislature in 1902-starting . . . — Map (db m60747) HM
Texas (Hutchinson County), Borger — 17949 — Beale Road
Edward Fitzgerald “Ned” Beale was a significant figure in 19th century America. In his long career, he was a naval officer, military general, explorer, diplomat, rancher and frontiersman. He fought in the U.S. - Mexico War, emerging as a . . . — Map (db m93344) HM
Texas (Hutchinson County), Borger — 12096 — Plemons Cemetery
The town of Plemons was settled about 1898 when James A. Whittenburg, an area rancher, built a dugout house in a hill overlooking a bend in the Canadian River about seven miles northeast of this site. The town was named for Barney Plemons, son of . . . — Map (db m93254) HM
Texas (Jeff Davis County), Fort Davis — 16485 — Jeff Davis County Jail
The community of Fort Davis grew up around the military post of the same name, established by the U.S. Army in 1854 to protect travelers on the San Antonio–El Paso Road. Fort Davis was designated as the Presidio county seat when the county was . . . — Map (db m61191) HM
Texas (Lipscomb County), Follett — 13944 — Fairmont Cemetery
This burial ground serves citizens near the northern tip of Texas at a site closer to capitals of six other states than it is to Austin. In 1901, area settlers established Ivanhoe, OK., eight miles to the north. That town moved two miles in 1909 to . . . — Map (db m93537) HM
Texas (Loving County), Mentone — 9460 — Route of Old Butterfield Stagecoach Road
Over these tracks passed the Butterfield Stage, 1858-1861, providing for first time in history a combined passenger and mail service from Atlantic to Pacific coast. Operating westward from St. Louis and Memphis, John Butterfield's company used 1,350 . . . — Map (db m61274) HM
Texas (Lubbock County), Lubbock — Lubbock Women's Club
Colonial revival structure constructed 1941 as the Plains Funeral Home. Purchased 1949 by the Lubbock Women's Club for $50,000. Has since been used as a meeting place for the various women's organizations belonging to the club. The building stands . . . — Map (db m73559) HM
Texas (Lubbock County), Slaton — 13220 — Slaton Volunteer Fire Department
The Santa Fe Railroad established Slaton in 1911. In 1919, residents established a bucket brigade to help fight fires. Alex DeLong served as fire chief of the group, which used chemical tanks and buckets of water drawn from wells to extinguish . . . — Map (db m73609) HM
Texas (Midland County), Midland — 13058 — George W. Bush Childhood Home
George Herbert Walker Bush and wife Barbara (Pierce) came to Texas in 1948, moving to Midland with son George Walker Bush in 1950. They bought this home in 1951 and while here faced the loss of daughter Robin and celebrated the birth of two sons. . . . — Map (db m86342) HM
Texas (Midland County), Midland — Keystone No. 5 ½ TractionJoplin Special Spudder
Manufactured By: Keystone Driller Company, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Dates of Manufacture: Mid-1920's – circa 1930 Maximum Drilling Depth: 1,000 feet Weight of Unit: 23,100 pounds Power Requirements: 35 – 45 horsepower Unit is . . . — Map (db m86695) HM
Texas (Midland County), Midland — 3368 — Midland National Bank
Organized on August 22, 1902, in Odessa as Odessa National Bank, this institution began with an initial capital of $25, 000. Less than one year later the bank's shareholders voted to relocate to Midland and the institution became Midland National . . . — Map (db m86492) HM
Texas (Midland County), Midland — 14 — Site of “The Staked Plains”
First newspaper published in Midland County. Printed in 1885 in frame building once on this site. Copies were hand-set and hand-printed at rate of 5 per hour on old-style press. County court proceedings were printed at 75¢ per square inch. J. C. . . . — Map (db m86495) HM
Texas (Ochiltree County), Perryton — 3989 — George Morgan Perry
A native of Iowa, George Morgan Perry (1862-1944) moved to the Texas Panhandle town of Ochiltree in 1886. Active in the formal organization of the county, he served as county clerk, district clerk, and county judge. A supporter of railroad building . . . — Map (db m93471) HM
Texas (Ochiltree County), Perryton — 18095 — Gray Community Church
Settlers established Gray, Beaver Co., Okla., in the 1900s. Rev. J. W. Duff of Enid, Okla., organized a church in Jan. 1915 and became the first minister. Lumber came from Liberal, Kan., and the Ladies Aid Society raised funds to buy an organ, pews, . . . — Map (db m93480) HM
Texas (Ochiltree County), Perryton — 3691 — Old Blasingame Home
Built about 1912 in Ochiltree. Designed by Mrs. John Blasingame; 19th century English, German influence. Constructed by Sam Whittaker; lumber and red brick hauled from Glazier. Luxurious home had attic, full basement. Heavy embossed picture . . . — Map (db m93469) HM
Texas (Ochiltree County), Perryton — 4673 — Sheriff James Sidney Talley(1874 - 1962)
Born near Washington-on-the-Brazos; moved 1901 to Ochiltree County. As sheriff, 1908-1944, he used free-wheeling methods and never carried a gun. It was said that generosities kept him poor. At retirement he held record for longer continuous . . . — Map (db m93620) HM
Texas (Parmer County), Bovina — 13303 — Bovina Cemetery
Prior to the founding of the city of Bovina, the XIT Ranch located its southern headquarters in this vicinity. The Pecos and Northern Texas Railway built through the ranch in 1898, and the settlement became known as Bull Town because of cattle . . . — Map (db m91114) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — 16905 — American Legion Hanson Post No. 54
Amarillo’s American Legion Post, organized in July 1919, is one of the oldest in Texas, formed two months after the group’s organizational caucus in St. Louis. The post, which officially received its charter in Sep. 1919, is named for David T. . . . — Map (db m91639) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — 4097 — Potter County Library
The Potter County free library was organized in 1902 by twelve local women. Many citizens donated books, and held bazaars, candy sales, and other activities to raise money to purchase more books. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Willis donated a lot and house for . . . — Map (db m91640) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — Sacred
Marker on front side of statue Sacred Shown in halter competition, Sacred has earned multiple AQHA World Champion and Reserve World Champion titles. The 1995 chestnut mare also has won the All American Quarter Horse Congress multiple . . . — Map (db m55943) HM
Texas (Potter County), Amarillo — 5059 — St. Mary's Academy
Established by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1899, St. Mary's Academy was originally located in Clarendon (60 mi. SE). In 1913 the institution was moved to Amarillo through the efforts of The Rev. David H. Dunn and the local . . . — Map (db m91597) HM
Texas (Presidio County), Marfa — 16572 — Blackwell School
Education for local children of Mexican descent dates from 1889, when the former Methodist church became a schoolhouse. The school, named for longtime principal Jesse Blackwell, served hundreds of Hispanic children up to ninth grade. Students were . . . — Map (db m60796) HM
Texas (Randall County), Canyon — 5388 — The Old JA Ranch
In 1876, veteran Texas cattleman, Charles Goodnight entered Palo Duro Canyon by way of an old Comanche Indian trail near here, to establish the first ranch in this area. In 1877, Goodnight in partnership with Englishman John Adair moved farther . . . — Map (db m91525) HM
Texas (Reeves County), Pecos — 1473 — Emigrants' Crossing(20 mi. SE)
One of the few spots where pioneer travelers could cross the Pecos River by fording. At Emigrants' Crossing, the deep, treacherous river flows over exposed rock. It is one of only three fords in a 60-mile segment of the stream, and was the one . . . — Map (db m61266) HM
Texas (Reeves County), Pecos — 1662 — First Baptist Church of Pecos City
The Rev. Sumner Battle Callaway (1852-1916) led the organization of this Baptist Church in 1885 and served as its first pastor. Callaway had come to Texas from Georgia and had been Gov. Richard Hubbard's private secretary and a lawyer before . . . — Map (db m85524) HM
Texas (Reeves County), Pecos — 1701 — First Christian Church
This congregation grew out of a community Sunday school begun by Mrs. Peyton Parker in the Parker Hotel in 1881. One participant, pharmacist B.P. Van Horn (1852-1932), arranged a revival in 1891 that resulted in formation of the First Christian . . . — Map (db m61217) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 3358 — Miami Railroad Depot
When the Southern Kansas Railway Company of Texas built a line through Roberts County in 1887, Miami developed at the end of the track as a campsite for workers. The crew set up a kitchen and a tent hotel. Soon the railroad built a public water well . . . — Map (db m55801) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 12593 — Roberts County Courthouse
Prominently sited atop a grassy slope overlooking the town of Miami, the Roberts County Courthouse was built in 1913, during a time of regional economic development spurred by the oil and ranching industries. One of six Texas courthouses designed by . . . — Map (db m55799) HM
Texas (Sherman County), Stratford — 1353 — Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek(creek located 6 ½ miles south)
First area in Sherman County to be settled, and only live water for miles. First settler, buffalo hunter J.D. Rawlings, came 1870s. Later County Judge. W.B. Slaughter acquired the Rawlings place about 1894. Later ran bank and store in Stratford. . . . — Map (db m93394) HM
Texas (Swisher County), Tulia — 3918 — Palo Duro Canyon
Two miles north of here Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, ordered shot the 1450 horses captured from Indians in battle in Palo Duro Canyon, September 28, 1874, to prevent their possible recovery by the Indians and to force the Indians to . . . — Map (db m99806) HM
Texas (Ward County), Barstow — 4789 — First Ward County Courthouse
Site of First Ward County Courthouse A three-story red sandstone courthouse with a domed cupola was constructed here in 1893, one year after Barstow was elected first Ward County seat. The first elected officials to serve in the courthouse . . . — Map (db m61215) HM
Texas (Wheeler County), Mobeetie — 13460 — Mobeetie United Methodist Church
Mobeetie developed from a buffalo hunters camp established in 1874 and Fort Elliott, which opened in 1875. Methodists Peter Gravis and J.T. Hosmer preached in the town in 1881, and by 1884, Mobeetie had a mission Methodist congregation. An 1898 . . . — Map (db m93711) HM
Texas (Winkler County), Wink — 5865 — Wink
On land ruled up to 1874 by Comanche Indians, later part of famed "W" cattle ranch. Town "born" in 1926 when Roy Westbrook's Permian Basin oil discovery 1.5 miles to the north brought in 10,000 to 20,000 people, initiated area's conversion to . . . — Map (db m61317) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 570 — Beaver Territorial Courthouse
Beaver Territorial Courthouse is considered one of the finest examples of Pioneer architecture. The architect, K.A. Kletting, designed the building in the Queen Ann style with Victorian overtones. The courthouse was constructed under the direction . . . — Map (db m75581) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 327 — Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy
In 1872-73 a two and two-thirds mile square, protective military reservation was established following the request of C.M. Hawley, Associate Justice, Utah Territory. Built of native rock and lumber, it received 250 troops Sept. 7, 1873, Major John . . . — Map (db m75578) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — N-211 — Thomas Frazer HouseUtah Historic Site
This house was constructed in three sections by Thomas Frazer, the local stonemason, as his own home. The middle section (1870) and the east section (1872) are built of black basalt. The west section (c. 1890) is constructed of pink tuf. Thomas . . . — Map (db m75570) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Panguitch — Podunk Guard Station
Podunk received its name from a Paiute Indian named Po Dunk, who had become lost in the heavily timbered area near the East Fork of the Sevier River. The area was named after him, and the guard station named after the area in which it was built and . . . — Map (db m40482) HM
Utah (Grand County), Moab — Grand Old Ranch House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Plaque above: Built 1896 — Map (db m95084) HM
Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — S-89 — Pioneer Iron Works Blast FurnaceUtah Historic Site
To satisfy an urgent need for manufactured iron products, a small group of English, Welch, Scotch, Irish and American pioneers answered a call from Brigham Young to become "Iron Missionaries" to settle Iron County and to make iron. They arrived in . . . — Map (db m59545) HM
Utah (Iron County), Paragonah — Paragonah Town Square
This area, a part of the Great Basin, has evolved from the time of Lake Bonneville. It has known Anasazi Indian civilizations as evidenced by nearby ruins. It has seen the Dominguez-Escalante expedition of 1776 which passed west of this valley. It . . . — Map (db m59620) HM
Utah (Juab County), Eureka — N-236 — Eureka United Methodist ChurchUtah Historic Site
Constructed in 1891 with funds secured from the local Methodists and the Mission Conference of 1890, this building is important in documenting the religious life of Eureka and Tintic. Methodism began in Tintic when Dr. Thomas C. Iliff visited and . . . — Map (db m75370) HM
Utah (Juab County), Eureka — 512 — Tintic Mining District
The discovery of the outcrop of the Sunbeam Lode and the subsequent organization of the Tintic Mining District on December 13, 1869, was the beginning of a mining district which ultimately became world-famous. The name is in honor of the Ute Indian . . . — Map (db m75338) HM
Utah (Juab County), Eureka — Union Pacific Railroad DepotEureka Train Depot
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m75372) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 2 — Salt Creek Fort
Completed in November 1854 by the Pioneers of Salt Creek (Nephi) for protection against Indians. The inclosure was 3 blocks square, from 1st West to 2nd East and from 1st North to 2nd South Streets. Markers have been placed at the corners. The . . . — Map (db m75272) HM
Utah (Kane County), Kanab — The Ward Hall
The Ward Hall stood on the southwest corner of the Public Square. It was constructed in 1891 as a town hall to accommodate religious services, community meetings, school classes, recreation and amusement. The floor of the hall was elevated and . . . — Map (db m94941) HM
Utah (Piute County), Circleville — 366 — Circleville
Circleville was settled in 1864 by a group of pioneers from Sanpete County. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a branch, William J. Allred, Presiding Elder. Land was cultivated and homes erected. In 1865 the Black Hawk . . . — Map (db m74778) HM
Utah (San Juan County), Bluff — The San Juan Mission
Bluff was the first settlement of the white man in San Juan County and its first county seat. It was founded April 6, 1880 by the San Juan Mission "called" by the L.D.S. Church to establish friendly relations with the Indians. A small band of . . . — Map (db m95043) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 483 — Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery
In 1854, Ephraim's first settlers erected a one and one half acre stone fort for housing and protection against Indian attacks. A cemetery was not included in their plans. The first pioneer to die was Mr. Manwaring. Permission had been granted to . . . — Map (db m75027) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 495 — Ephraim Relief Society Granary
President Brigham Young, in 1876, gave the Relief Society sisters an assignment to store wheat for a time of need. This historic, oolite limestone building was constructed as a granary in response to this concept. Pioneer women and children followed . . . — Map (db m74995) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Moroni — ZCMI Building1902 - 1932
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the "Consolidated Mercantile" from 1902 to 1932. It was part of the ZCMI co-operative system servicing more than 150 . . . — Map (db m75189) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Mount Pleasant — 337 — Last Peace Treaty
On Sept. 7, 1872, the final peace treaty of the Utah Black Hawk Indian War was signed at the home of Bishop Seeley by General Henry A. Morrow, Orson Hyde, Amasa Tucker, Fredrick Olson, Reddick Allred and William S. Seeley. Representing the Indians . . . — Map (db m75172) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Spring City — Mary Ann Allred HouseSpring City Historic District
This one-and-one-half-story brick cross-wing house was built in 1909, replacing a two-room adobe cabin belonging to Louis Lund. It was built for Mary Ann Allred, one of three wives of James Anderson Allred. Mary came to Utah in 1855 at the age of . . . — Map (db m75045) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Glenwood — ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile
This building has two markers on the east wall of the building. ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the . . . — Map (db m74846) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — 184 — Academy Hall
On this spot of ground, in 1873, an adobe building, the first recreation center in Richfield, was erected by Pioneers Austin M., Alonzo L. and Albert Farnsworth. Accepted into the United Order in 1874. Acquired by the LDS Church in 1877 for all . . . — Map (db m74819) HM
Utah (Utah County), Santaquin — 109 — Santaquin
The town of Santaquin was settled in the spring of 1851. At that time it was called Summit Creek, as it was located on a ridge between Utah and Juab counties. Due to Indian hostilities in 1853, the settlers were forced to leave their homes and move . . . — Map (db m75296) HM
Utah (Washington County), Hurricane — Many Came by Handcart
Between June 9, 1856, and July 6, 1860, ten separate Handcart Companies left Iowa City, Iowa, or Florence, Nebraska to their land of Zion in the Utah Territory. There were 653 handcarts and 50 wagons. Nearly 3,000 souls, some with babes in arms, . . . — Map (db m59369) HM
Utah (Washington County), Santa Clara — Jacob Hamblin Home
The Jacob Hamblin Home was built in 1862-1863. The home's construction materials were obtained locally-ponderosa pine from Pine Valley and rock from nearby hillsides. Pioneer craftsmen from Cedar City laid the stone in what is know as a coursed . . . — Map (db m59201) HM
Utah (Washington County), Washington — Washington City 1857
Washington City was founded by 38 southern families in the spring of 1857. Brigham Young called these families to serve on a mission to grow cotton in an area explored by John D. Lee in 1852. The mission was called the Cotton or Southern Mission. . . . — Map (db m1442) HM

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