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By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell Marker
Australia, New South Wales, Manly — Marine Parade1920s
From this lookout, formally attired spectors (sic) watch a surf carnival against a sweeping panorama of thriving pines. Today high-rise buildings dwarf the trees, which were damaged by airborne pollution from North Head sewage works. Since the . . . — Map (db m70686) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — The Golden Roof and New CourtyardGoldenes Dachl und neuer Hof
In diesem Gebäude befand sich von 1420 bis ca. 1460 die Residenz der Tiroler Landesfürsten Friedrich IV. und Sigmund des Münzreichen. Der mit 2657 feuervergoldeten Kupferschindeln gedeckte Prunkerker, das Wahrzeichen der Stadt, wurde als . . . — Map (db m68114) HM
Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — The Pecking- or Women’s GateDas Picken- oder Frauentor
Das Picken- oder Frauentor Errichtet um 1340 – Abgetragen 1779 Der Stadt Innsbruck gewidmet vom Innsbrucker Verschönerungsverein German-English translation: The Pecking- or Women’s Gate Built in 1340 – Demolished in . . . — Map (db m68181) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery
The Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery marches down Government Street in December 1915 on their way to the Inner Harbour, where they boarded a steamer to Vancouver. They would join other Canadian troops fighting in Europe in World War I. The tall . . . — Map (db m49153) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — The Bastion CannonsBastion Square — Come see the history you never knew we had...
You are standing at the entrance to Bastion Square Bastion Square is a legacy of Fort Victoria whose two log towers or “Bastions” were located near here. The Hudson’s Bay Company, which remains as a store across the street, built the . . . — Map (db m48519) HM
British Columbia (Capital Regional District), Victoria — Windsor Hotel
The Windsor Hotel was originally called the Victoria Hotel when it opened in 1858, and boasted the city’s first brick building. It still stands across the street from here, with bricks now covered in stucco, at the corner of Government and Courtney. . . . — Map (db m48717) HM
New Brunswick (Charlotte County), St. Andrews — Task Force Afghanistan2002-2011
To commemorate the men and women serving in the Canadian Arms Forces and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving Canada and the people of Afghanistan. — Map (db m77433) WM
New Brunswick (Gloucester County), Caraquet — Le Grand DérangementCaraquet
English: The Grand Dérangement L’Acadie, established by France in 1604, was a strategically located and highly coveted colony. In 1713, it was handed over to England and renamed Nova Scotia. The foundation of Halifax, in 1749, . . . — Map (db m80580) HM
New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — Imperial TheatreLe Théâtre Imperial
English Constructed in 1912-1913 to the designs of Philadelphia architect A.E. Westover, this structure was built by the Keith-Albee chain of New York City and its Canadian subsidiary, the Saint John Amusements Company. Dramatic, musical . . . — Map (db m77506) HM
New Brunswick (Saint John County), Saint John — No. 2 Mechanics’ Volunteer Company Engine HouseCaserne No 2 des Mécaniciens Pompiers Volontaires
English The cry “Fire!” so terrified Canadians in the early 19th century that communities began to construct permanent fire stations. Erected in 1840, this elegant Neoclassical building is a pioneer example of a firehall . . . — Map (db m77508) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Blackhead — Cape Spear LighthouseLe Phare du Cap Spear
English Cape Spear, Newfoundland’s oldest surviving lighthouse, has served as the chief approach light for St. John’s harbour since 1836. Constructed by local builders Nicholas Croke and William Parker, it consists of a stone towner . . . — Map (db m79112) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), Placentia — Fort Royal (Plaisance)le fort Royal
English Built in the Vauban style, Fort Royal was designed to protect against attackers with siege artillery and muskets. It contains three demi-bastions and one full bastion. The overlapping faces of the demi-bastions form a flank that . . . — Map (db m78935) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Sir Robert Gillespie Reid
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Sir Robert Gillespie Reid (1842-1908) Sir Robert Gillespie Reid was a bridge builder and railway contractor of international fame. Many of the structures that he engineered throughout the United . . . — Map (db m79110) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula)), St. John's — Transatlantic Radio SignalsLe premier message radiotélégraphique transatlantique
This marker is composed of two side-by-side plaques, one in English and the other in French. English At Signal Hill on 12 December 1901, Guglielmo Marconi and his assistant, George Kemp, confirmed the reception of the first transatlantic . . . — Map (db m78937) HM
Newfoundland and Labrador (Division No. 8 (Notre Dame Bay)), Twillingate — TwillingatePopulation 3,366 (1996)
Slade’s Room In the early 1700s a few English fishermen began to settle at Twillingate Harbour, as the French fishery began to concentrate on the area north of Cape S. John (referred to locally as Cape John). In about 1750 John Slade of . . . — Map (db m79478) HM
Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Daniel Auger de Subercase
In memory of Daniel Auger de Subercase 1663-1732 Chevalier of the Military Order of St. Louis, last French commander of this fort and defender of Acadie. Honour to unsuccessful valour — Map (db m78442) HM
Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Sinclair InnL’auberge Sinclair
English The Sinclair Inn is an important document in the history of building in Atlantic Canada. In the 1780s, tavern-keeper Frederick Sinclair created this inn by combining two existing structures. Both were frame, and the walls of one . . . — Map (db m78701) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Dartmouth — 09 — Of Bough and Bark
Dwelling Cabin This feature represents an example of cultural transfer by emigrants to Canada from their homeland. This dwelling cabin strongly resembles the description of the cabins of the working poor in Northern Scotland and Ireland, as . . . — Map (db m78101) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Dartmouth — 14 — One of the mysteries yet to be solved…
Possibly a Storage Building for Powder This is the only example of this style of structure found anywhere along the canal. While the Archaeologists are uncertain about its use, it may have been a storage area for black powder used to blast the . . . — Map (db m78106) HM
Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry Since 1940’sL’industrie des pêches de Lunenburg depuis les années 1940
English Although efforts were made to use large vessels known as otter trawls in the offshore fishery in the 1920’s, they were not used extensively until after the Second World War. Unlike the long line which used baited hooks to attract . . . — Map (db m78206) HM
Ontario (Brant County), Ossweken — Ahyouwaeghs - John Brant1794 - 1832
English John Brant was born in the Mohawk Village (Brantford), the youngest son of the renowned Joseph Brant. He was educated at Ancaster and Niagara, and fought with distinction during the War of 1812. Brant devoted his life to improving . . . — Map (db m78340) HM
Ontario (Chatham-Kent County), Dresden — Josiah Henson(1789 - 1883)
English After escaping to Upper Canada from slavery in Kentucky, the Reverend Josiah Henson became a conductor of the Underground Railroad and a force in the abolition movement. The founder of the Black settlement of Dawn, he was also an . . . — Map (db m78377) HM
Ontario (Frontenac County), Kingston — Fort Frederick
English: With the outbreak of the War of 1812, a blockhouse was quickly constructed on Point Frederick complementary to and earlier one built on Point Henry. Both provided protection for the Kingston dockyard which was the pivotal point of . . . — Map (db m83613) HM
Ontario (Frontenac County), Kingston — Point Frederick Artillery BatteryBatterie d’artillerie de la Pointe Frederick
In November 1812, guns of the original fort here were fired against American ships attacking Kingston. Perhaps this attack came as retaliation for the earlier Canadian one on Sackets (sic) Harbor, but more likely American commander Chauncey felt his . . . — Map (db m83615) HM
Ontario (Lennox & Addington Counties), Greater Napanee — Bay of Quinte Loyalist SettlementL’Etablissement des Loyalistes dans la Baie d Quinte
English: This region was among the first in present day Ontario to receive loyalist settlers following the American Revolution. Surveying began in 1783, and by the following year five townships had been laid out between the Cataraqui River . . . — Map (db m83649) HM
Ontario (Lennox & Addington Counties), Greater Napanee — The Royal Union Flag1707-1801
Originally designed in 1606, this flag was officially adopted in 1707 by England and Scotland as their royal standard at the time of the union of the thrones and parliaments of both countries. It consists of the blue background and white diagonal . . . — Map (db m83647) HM
Ontario (National Capital Region), Ottawa — Animals in WarLes animaux en temps de guerre
This memorial includes three plaques. plaque 1: English: For centuries, animals have demonstrated an enduring partnership with humans during times of war. They have served as means of transportation, beast of burden, . . . — Map (db m82254) WM
Ontario (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties), Morrisburg — Battle of Crysler’s FarmBataille de la ferme Crysler
English: Here, on the farm of John Crysler, was fought one of the decisive battles of the War of 1812. On 11 November 1813 Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Morrison, with 800 British and Canadian regulars, militia and Indians, engaged an . . . — Map (db m82184) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Andrew Archibald Macdonald1829 - 1912
English: Born at Three Rivers, Brudenell Point, Macdonald, a merchant and shipbuilder, served as a member of the Legislative Assembly (1853-58) and of the Legislative Council (1867-72). He attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences . . . — Map (db m80271) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — George Coles1810 - 1875
English: A native Prince Edward Islander, Coles, first elected in 1842, represented the constituency of Queen's in the House of Assembly of the Island until his retirement because of ill health in 1868. Co-founder, with Edward Whelan, of . . . — Map (db m80273) HM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Paardeberg
Side A: Roland Taylor • Alfred Riggs Feb. 18th • Feb. 27th 1900 Side B: To the men of the Royal Canadian Regiment who by their valour and efficiency have made manifest to the world Canada’s . . . — Map (db m80281) WM
Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Province House
English Completed in 1847, this neo-classical building was designed and built by local architect Isaac Smith to accommodate the provincial legislature and administrative offices. It also housed the Island's Supreme Court until 1872. . . . — Map (db m80282) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Chief Warrant Officier Jean Couture, OMN, CDAdjudant Chef Jean Couture, OMN, CD — First Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of the Royal 22ᵉ Régiment
English: This statue of Chief Warrant Officier Jean-Couture, the first senior non-commissioned officier having been Regimental Sergeant Major in 1958, reflects the tradition of excellence, pride and professionalism of non-commissioned . . . — Map (db m80839) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Joseph Bouchette1774-1841
English: Born at Quebec, Bouchette rose rapidly in the ranks of the Public Service to become, in 1804, Surveyor General of the Province. In carrying out the responsibilities of this office, he travelled throughout Upper and Lower Canada. In . . . — Map (db m81318) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Martello Towers / Tours MartelloMartello Tower 2 / Tour Martello 2
English: In the early 19th century, the British feared that the Americans, after gaining their independence (1776), would attempt to annex Upper and Lower Canada. In response to this threat, Gother Mann, as commanding officier of the Royal . . . — Map (db m80880) HM
Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec
English: Founded on the initiative of Lord Dalhousie in 1824 to preserve the documentary record of Canadian history, this was the first Canadian learned society. For 120 years, the Society made important contributions to higher learning as . . . — Map (db m80775) HM
Quebec (Chaudière-Appalaches (region)), Berthier-sur-Mer — Doukhobor ImmigrantsDes immigrants doukhobors — 1899
English: On June 6, 1899, some 2,275 Doukhobor immigrants were forced to disembark at Grosse Île. Several cases of smallpox had been observed aboard the Lake Huron since its departure 23 days previously, thus compelling the complete . . . — Map (db m80682) HM
Quebec (Montréal (region)), Lachine — The Lachine CanalLe Canal de Lachine
English: The Lachine Canal, built between 1821 and 1825 and enlarged in the 1840s and 1870s, was the first in a network of canals on the St. Lawrence River that linked the Atlantic to the Great Lakes. A symbol of the modernization of . . . — Map (db m82109) HM
Quebec (Montréal (region)), Montréal — Jeanne Mance(1606-1673)
English: On this site, Jeanne Mance founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, one of the oldest hospitals in the country. She arrived in Ville-Marie with Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve in 1642, and remained the only nurse there until 1659, when . . . — Map (db m82011) WM
Quebec (Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM), Coteau-du-Lac — The Coteau-du-Lac rapidsLes rapides de Coteau-du-lac
English: The St. Lawrence River abounded with rapids between Montréal and Kingston, especially in the stretch between Lake Saint-Louis and Lake Saint-François, where a series of “cascades” made navigation impossible. Of all the . . . — Map (db m83849) HM
France, Aquitaine (Dordogne Département), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Hôtel de Goudin[Hotel Goudin] — Histoire de Sarlat
. . . — Map (db m60419) HM
France, Aquitaine (Dordogne Départment), Sarlat-la-Canéda — Hôtel de Grézel[Grézel Hotel ] — Histoire de Sarlat
XVe siècle Hôtel du XIIIe siècle, embelli après la guerre de Cent Ans par un belle tour d’escalier marquant la noblesse du son propriétaire.

[English translation by Google Translate , with modifications: Hotel Grézel fifteenth . . . — Map (db m60418) HM

France, Basse-Normandie (Calvados Département), Courseulles-sur-Mer — In Memory of All Canadian GunnersEn souvenir des artilleurs canadiens
(Two plaques, in English and French) are mounted on the shield of a field gun.) In Memory of All Canadian Gunners who from this place on 6 June 1944 began the fight to liberate France and to honor our fallen who sacrificed everything for freedom. . . . — Map (db m62230) WM
France, Île-de-France, Paris — Tribunal de CommerceHistoire de Paris — (Commerce Court)
A l’emplacement de l’actuel tribunal de commerce s’élevait l’église Saint-Barthélemy. Le vétuste édifice médiéval fut reconstruit à partir de 1772 et doté d’un portail classique, oeuvre de Cherpitel. A peine achevée, l’église fut détruite en 1791, . . . — Map (db m61455) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault Département), Capestang — Les Remparts[The Ramparts]
Capestang a connu plusieurs enceintes successives pour accompangner sa croissance durant le Bas Moyen Age. Ce vestige appartient à la dernière, construite à la demande de l’archevêque de Narbonne en 1356, en pleine guerre de Cent Ans. L’année . . . — Map (db m60083) HM
France, Languedoc-Roussillon (Hérault Départment), Beziers — Ici Naquit BeziersVII Siècle Avant J.C. — Beziers decouvre son acte de naissance.
Durant plusieurs siècles, les alluvions abandonnées par l’Orb dans ses débordements avaient pu laire oublier que site commandait le gué qu’utiliserent les population migrantes et les troupes en armes carthaginoises ou romaines. En 1856, les . . . — Map (db m60292) HM
France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Vaucluse Département), Bonnieux — Bonnieux
Le nom gallo-romain est Bitrona. On trouve ensuite Castrum Bonilis (Xeme S.) Bonils (XIIeme S.) de Bonilis (XIVeme S.). La forme provençale est Bonieux La préhistoire est ici présente en de nombreux lieux (habitants néolithiques, notamment sur . . . — Map (db m61989) HM
Germany, Bavaria, Munich — Cathedral Church of Our LadyUnserer Lieben Frau Dom und Pfarrkirche
. . . — Map (db m68750) HM
Switzerland, Lucerne (Lucerne (District)) — The Von Sonnenberg HouseVon Sonnenberghaus — (Heute Korporationsgebäude / Now a Municipal Building)
Ehemaliger Patriziersitz der Familie Sonnenberg. 1670 bis 1673 von Heinrich von Sonnenberg, Hauptmann in französischen Diensten anstelle zweier älterer Häuser erbaut. Im Innern reiche Ausstattung aus der Bauzeit: getäferte Zimmer mit . . . — Map (db m67746) HM
Turkey, Çanakkale Province (Eceabat district), Eceabat — 9 — Chunuk BairÇanak Bayırı
English: New Zealand and British Forces climbed from the beach under cover of darkness and launched a surprise attack on this hilltop, capturing it on 8 August 1915. They held the area immediately around the New Zealand Memorial for 2 . . . — Map (db m85151) HM
Turkey, Istanbul Province (Fatih district), Istanbul — Sirkeci TerminalSirkeci Garı
English: The structure is one of the examples of convergence of Western eclecticism seen in especially 19th century Istanbul and the regional and national stylistic patterns. The building was constructed as a terminal when Roumeli Railway . . . — Map (db m85075) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Chapel of St. CatherineAzize Catherine Şapeli — La Chapelle Sainte Catherine / Die St. Katharine-Kirche
English: Situated between the Karanlık (Dark) Church and the Çarıkı Church, the Chapel of St. Catherine has a free-cross nave and narthex. The central bay is covered by a dome and the cross arms are barrel-vaulted. Its apse is . . . — Map (db m84126) HM
Turkey, Nevşehir Province (Nevşehir (district)), Göreme — Tokalı (Buckle) ChurchTokalı Kılıse — L’église Tokalı (L’élise a la Boucle) / Die Tokalı -Kirche
English: This is the oldest known rock-cut church in the region, and consists of four sections: the Old Church with one nave; the New Church; the Lower Church under the old church; and the Parecclesion to the north of the New Church. The . . . — Map (db m84156) HM
Alaska (Skagway Borough), Skagway — Jeff. Smith’s Parlor
The building before you is an historical structure known as “Jeff. Smith’s Parlor.” It has recently been acquired by Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park Service. Jeff. Smith’s Parlor, a part of the . . . — Map (db m72785) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Fullen Market BuildingHenry S. Patton, Builder — 1907-08
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1985 Built by a real-estate developer during the East Bay building boom that followed the 1906 earthquake, this corner store anchored the southwestern boundary of the neighborhood once known as Regents . . . — Map (db m53833) HM
California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Piedmont Springs Clubhouse & Cafe
On Saturday, May 5, 1898, a gala benefit for the Ladies’ Relief Society marked the opening of the Piedmont Springs Park by Frank C. Havens. Musicians played in a thatched bandstand while partygoers strolled through lighted pathways. Many guest dined . . . — Map (db m72317) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — 2010-08 — Excelsior Parlor 31Native Sons of the Golden West
Excelsior Parlor #31 was organized near this site on June 28, 1884. The building was the site of See & Marshall’s Circus lot in 1851, the Fireman’s Hall from 1850 through 1862 and Mat Ryan’s Saloon until purchased by the Native Sons of the Golden . . . — Map (db m71556) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — 1 — Moore Mine
Founded and active in the 1880’s. 10 stamp mill and a 640’ shaft. Re-opened 1921 till 1929. 20 stamp mill and a 2,291’ incline shaft. Tailing dam north to Raley’s. Produced $564,624 in gold. Nearby Mines: South Jackson, Fern, Kearsling, . . . — Map (db m44582) HM
California (Amador County), Kit Carson — Peddler Hill Overlook
This marker is made up of three separate panels. [Panel 1:] The Road From a narrow dirt wagon road to a scenic byway, the Carson Route has evolved over time to meet the needs of generations of travelers and our changing means of . . . — Map (db m45050) HM
California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — 11 — Lincoln Mine
Founded in 1851 as Amador #2. Renamed the Union Mine and finally the Lincoln Mine by new owner Leland Stanford. Worked until 1924, producing $2 million. Consolidated with Wildman- Mahoney Mines. Foundations and dump remain. — Map (db m44607) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — Site of First Oroville Bank
McWilliams & Tymeson 1855 Wells Fargo & Company Express Agents First Brick Bldg in Oroville Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 196 (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976) — Map (db m65906) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — Site of the First Flour Mill
“Site of first flour mill in Ophir City now Oroville, built in 1858. Erected and dedicated by Argonaut Parlor No. 8 Native Sons and Gold of Ophir Parlor No. 190 Native Daughters as part of the Bicentennial Year Celebration 1776 – . . . — Map (db m65842) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Brentwood — John and Abby MarshIn Memory of
Builders of the stone house 1856 Abby Marsh died August 1855 John Marsh first doctor in California arrived 1836 Born 1799, Murdered Sept. 24 1856 — Map (db m94654) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Brentwood — Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel
In 1884 the 1st Brentwood Hotel was built on this site. It was an ornate two story wooden structure in the Victorian style of architecture, with wood sidewalks, columns and a 2nd floor balcony. It was destroyed by a fire set by a dismissed employee . . . — Map (db m94653) HM
California (Contra Costa County), El Sobrante — El Sobrante's First Bank
A branch of Mechanics Bank opened at this location in May 1955. Aside from its added faux roof façade and wall graphics, the building itself is a nice example of mid-century modern architecture, a recognized genre passionately preserved in many . . . — Map (db m94279) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 197 — Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse")1601 Civic Dr. — 1965
In 1965, the City repurposed an abandoned walnut warehouse to house the Civic Arts Theatre & Gallery - affectionately nicknamed "The Nuthouse." Some 25 years later ant through extensive private fundraising, the Lesher Center of the Arts was built, . . . — Map (db m93784) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 151 — Lawrence Garage1499 N. Main St. — 1921
Preferring cars to the family meat business, Lester Lawrence opened this auto garage across from his brother's meat market in 1921. Soon, he also began selling cars. He owned several dealerships over the years, including a dealership on North Main . . . — Map (db m93877) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 181 — St. Paul's Mission Chapel1604 Locust St. — 1889
Local Episcopalians built St. Paul's Chapel on this lot in 1889. In 1950, St. Paul's built a new church up the hill. Wanting to save the treasured chapel, church members "trundled" the sturdy redwood building to the new church site, where it still . . . — Map (db m93743) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 141 — Stow Building1375 N. Main St. — 1910
With its twin towers and bay windows, the two-story Stow Building was a landmark on Main Street for many years. James Stow constructed the building for his mercantile store. The towner and bay windows were removed in a 1947 remodel. — Map (db m93860) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 163 — Women's Club of Walnut Creek ClubhouseLincoln Avenue at Carmel Drive — 1937
Two blocks east is the clubhouse of the Women's Club - the town's first service club, founded in 1911. Among the Club's accomplishments, the group secured the Carnegie Library Foundation grant for the 1916 library. The Women's Club sold its . . . — Map (db m93811) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — 1911 Boiler
This boiler used to sit in the Claremont Oil Lease, known as Section 24-D. The boiler was used to create steam to inject into the ground to make the pumping of crude oil easier. In the early 1960s the boiler was moved onto the Polvadero Lease to be . . . — Map (db m64104) HM
California (Fresno County), Coalinga — Coalinga Opera HouseOpened Nov. 22, 1907 – Burned July 29, 1910
During its short life, the Coalinga Opera House presented the top entertainers of the time. Coalinga was a boomtown with considerable wealth and the town’s people could afford the very best. Located directly across the street was the Grand Central . . . — Map (db m64163) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — 1870’s Ranch Shed122 Main Street
Oldest structure on Ark Row. Part of the Corinthian Island ranch. Village Salvage Shop 1958-1972. — Map (db m69441) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — CHL 529 — Angel Island
In 1775, the packet San Carlos, first known Spanish ship to enter San Francisco Bay, anchored in this cove while her commander, Lieut. Juan Manuel de Ayala, directed the first survey of the bay. Ayala named this island Isla de los Angeles. . . . — Map (db m69207) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — Play Games
If you listen carefully, you can hear the crack of a bat and soldiers cheering as a Fort McDowell “Indian” rounds third base and heads for home – Cole Field. The ball park was home to the men’s baseball team, the . . . — Map (db m69275) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — The Army Moves InCamp Reynolds
In 1863, Civil War was raging in the East and the threat of Confederate ships sailing into San Francisco Bay was real. The United States Army responded by sending Company B of the 3rd Artillery to establish Camp Reynolds as an artillery post on . . . — Map (db m69250) HM
California (Mariposa County), Cathey's Valley — Cathey's Valley
[This marker is composed of several panels] [Left Panel:] Origin of the Name of Cathey’s Valley In 1739, the Catheys immigrated from Clones, Ireland to America. Andrew D. Cathey a native of North Carolina, his wife Mary Mariah . . . — Map (db m46839) HM
California (Mariposa County), Cathey's Valley — Catheys Valley Schoolhouse
In 1879, Andrew Cathey donated land to establish an elementary school. James Cliff directed the construction of the one room schoolhouse located about one mile southwest of the location where the schoolhouse now stands. Over the years the . . . — Map (db m46847) HM
California (Mariposa County), Mariposa — The Ophir Mines
The Mount Ophir Mine is one of the most successful and conspicuous of the Mother Lode mines in Mariposa County. It includes the Mount Ophir Mint which was the first of such mints to turn gold into coins. The Mint was built by John Moffitt, who had . . . — Map (db m46381) HM
California (Modoc County), Newell — Warm Springs Indians
Two Warm Springs Indians, acting as scouts with the U.S. Army were killed at the Battle of Dry Lake. That final battle of the Modoc War was fought about 10 miles S.E. of here May 10, 1873. They were brought to the Peninsula Camp, just south of here, . . . — Map (db m87893) HM
California (Mono County), Bridgeport — East Walker Toll House
Henry Hayes lived in the toll house building on this site and collected tolls beginning about 1880 and continued until the county purchased the road in 1915. State ownership occurred August 21, 1833. Tolls were 25¢ for saddle horsed, 75¢ for teams, . . . — Map (db m49889) HM
California (Mono County), Bridgeport — Fremont’s Trail 1844
On January 27th, a cold winter day in 1844, Captain John C. Fremont and his guide Kit Carson, led as small band of half-starved men west past this point. They were in search of the fabled Buena Ventura River, which they believed would give them easy . . . — Map (db m49887) HM
California (Monterey County), Marina — Former Firing Range Becomes a State ParkFort Ord Dunes State Park
Four miles of beaches and nearly 1000 acres of coastal dunes became part of the California State Parks system in 2007, after superfund cleanup activities were completed on this section of the former Fort Ord Military Reservation. Army use preserved . . . — Map (db m68884) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola Of the army of King Carlos III of Spain. First governor of California, 1768-1770. With Father Junipero Serra founded Monterey on June 3, 1770. Donated by H. M. King Juan Carlos of Spain to the City of Monterey . . . — Map (db m63525) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Casa de la Torre
Built for Don Jose Joaquin de la Torre, alcalde of old Monterey — Map (db m63325) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Junipero Oak
At Monterey, June 3rd 1770 the ceremony of taking possession of California for Spain was enacted by Father Junipero Serra under the shade of this tree. — Map (db m63259) HM
California (Monterey County), Spreckels — Spreckels Historic District
The town of Spreckels was established by Claus Spreckels in 1898 as a company town to provide a complete community (including store, school, hotel, church, theater, etc.) for employees of the Spreckels Sugar Company. When built, the Spreckels . . . — Map (db m63625) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 32 — The SnowshedsHwy 40 Scenic Bypass
History Theodore Judah, who plotted the Central Pacific’s route over the Sierra and for whom Mt. Judah was named, thought it was only the mountains that needed conquering as the Central Pacific headed east to meet up with the Union Pacific. He . . . — Map (db m81977) HM
California (Placer County), Dutch Flat — Adobe Store Building
Built by Chinese in 1870's Instead of brick they used a solid wall type construction — Map (db m44643) HM
California (Placer County), Foresthill — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bell
Cast in Sheffield by Naylor Vickers and Co. -1859 – E. Riepe’s Patent no 1027, arrived in Boston 1862 then shipped around the Horn to San Francisco via boat to Sacramento and by six horse team to Forest Hill. Miners raised $3,500 to pay for it . . . — Map (db m44039) HM
California (Plumas County), Beckwourth — James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post
Beckwourth, a mountaineer, trader, and Crow Chief, discovered and promoted this emigrant trail. In 1852, near this site, he established the first waystop for emigrants between here and Salt Lake City. — Map (db m66176) HM
California (Plumas County), Blairsden-Graeagle — Longboard Ski Races
Gold Mountain, now Eureka Peak, is the site of some of the first organized ski races in the western hemisphere. Ski clubs organized in the 1850’s rode 10-14 foot “longboards snowshoes” down “Lost Sierra” slopes in Plumas and . . . — Map (db m56614) HM
California (Plumas County), Greenville — Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M.
This historic building was built in 1878 by John McBeth and D.D. Compton, merchants, for use as a warehouse. As such it played an important role when Greenville’s two foundries, flour mill, sarsaparilla works, brickyard, wagon shop, and sawmill . . . — Map (db m56648) HM
California (San Benito County), Tres Pinos — Cottage Corners
First saloon serving steam beer in this area. Has been here for over 100 years. Owned and operated for many years by Steve Kaelin. Presently owned by Lydia C. and Ray L. Dassel. — Map (db m62925) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 301 Folsom Street
Designated as a National Historic Monument, the Coffin Reddington Building was constructed in 1937 and was designed by Frederick H. Meyer, founder of the California College of Arts and Crafts, and architect of San Francisco City Hall, the Chronicle . . . — Map (db m72618) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Glen Canyon Park History
Unfortunately this maker has been badly vandalized. Missing portions are represented by ... Imagine how the Glen Canyon Park used to be part of the open ... hills far south of San Francisco... how you might feel if you came across this . . . — Map (db m99836) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Guillermo Granizo1923 – 1996
This ceramic mural is the work of Guillermo Granizo, a native San Francisco Artist. Shortly after Guillermo’s birth in 1923 the Granizo Family moved to Nicaragua for a period of eleven years. The family then returned to San Francisco. Extensive . . . — Map (db m72524) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — King of the Road!The Golden Gate’s Golden Age of Cycling
More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in San Francisco. The streets were filled with scorchers, bloomer girls, bone shakers, and wheelmen. More than one hundred years ago, the bicycle was king of the road in . . . — Map (db m72526) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Mark Hopkins Hotel
The Mark Hopkins Hotel was conceived, financed and built by Comstock Lode mining engineer George D. Smith who operated it from its opening in December 1926 through January 1962. He directed the evolution of the hotel from a semi-residential to a . . . — Map (db m71456) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Paddle Tug Eppleton Hall
"The Eppleton Hall is the handiest type of tug that was ever built." - Captain John Gibson, Sunderland, England. Eppleton Hall is typical of the tugs used in the coal ports of Northern England to tow barges and shipping. Similar . . . — Map (db m101806) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Russian Navy Heroes
In memory of the selfless and courageous actions of the Russian Imperial Navy sailors while saving the lives of many city residents in suppressing the great fire in San Francisco on October 23, 1863. A close Russian translation on the . . . — Map (db m73087) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Scow Schooner Alma
"The bay used to be full of them... They worked on the tide, they'd go up the cricks and riser's and lay on the flat until they got their cargo in and then out they'd go. Got, they were a busy outfit... What load they carried. - F.H. Wade, . . . — Map (db m101838) HM
California (San Luis Obispo County), Cayucos — 2 — Home of Capt. James Cass
Built of lumber shipped from San Francisco 1867-1875. Capt. Cass, an Englishman, came to California in 1849, settling in Cayucos in 1867 he built the wharf & warehouse in 1875. He was responsible for the early growth of Cayucos. He is recognized & . . . — Map (db m68607) HM
California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Año Nuevo Island
Año Nuevo Island wasn't always an island! The first Spanish explorers to sail past this place named it Punto Año Nuevo or New Year's Point. The long jutting point has eroded since the 1600s. It is now an island separated from the mainland by a rough . . . — Map (db m92638) HM
California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Dickerman-Steele House
This house was built in 1878, by Edwin Dickerman for his bride Effie Steele. This plaque is in memory of their daughter, Flora, who married Jake Frank Steele. Flora lived in the house from 1881 to 1963. — Map (db m92641) HM
California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — Old San Mateo County CourthouseThe Path of History
Simon M. Mezes, owner of the land that now includes most of Downtown Redwood City, donated a block to the newly-formed San Mateo County in 1858 so that a courthouse could be built. There were eventually four courthouses built on this property. . . . — Map (db m62598) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Los Altos — 395/397 Main Street — "Copeland Building"
Built in 1911, this two-story structure, often referred to as the "Copland Building". was the forth building to appear along Main Street. At one time a side door existed on First Street near the rear of the building. Except for the removal of this . . . — Map (db m100302) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Morgan Hill — Votaw Building
Built in 1906 by Frank L. Merrill. The building is a revival of the Italian Renaissance style which spread over Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. The building was the original Morgan Hill Bank. The building is known as the Votaw Building named . . . — Map (db m46160) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 35 — Buffington House
Lulu and Howard M. Buffington, Police and Fire Chief, City of Willow Glen. Representative of residences that once lined Lincoln Avenue. — Map (db m100100) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Calero County Park – Bailey Fellows House
The nearby Bailey Fellows house is a historic “Italianate” structure located at the south end of Calero Reservoir and appears on the County of Santa Clara Heritage Resource Inventory. The house is named for Boargenes R. Bailey and Judge . . . — Map (db m53474) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — D Retort and Condensing System
The D retort, line the rotary furnace, was used to recover mercury from cinnabar ore. Whereas the rotary furnace was a continuously-operating system, the D retort was loaded with ore, fired for a period of time (usually 8 to 24 hours), then allowed . . . — Map (db m49862) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Frontier VillageThe Entrance Forts / The One-Room Schoolhouse / Main Street / The Lost Dutchman Mine
From 1961 to 1980 the park that you are now standing in was home to a one-of-a-kind western themed amusement park called Frontier Village The Entrance Forts The main entrance was built to resemble the gates of an early western frontier . . . — Map (db m58990) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Hayes Mansion
Mary Hayes Chynoweth, matriarch of the Hayes family, built this 65 room, 41,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival-Style mansion to replace an earlier Victorian one which had been destroyed by fire. While she did not live to occupy the mansion . . . — Map (db m58945) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Incline Tramway
In 1864 Sherman Day and C.E. Hawley built a rail line to carry ore from the mines on Mine Hill to the lower town furnaces. Transportation of ore to the furnaces was slow and expensive by horse and wagon, and production and demand had increased . . . — Map (db m65004) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Jackson Drugs
I have been at this corner most of my life being born in the midwife house across the street. Nothing has changed in the neighborhood, except the people. I’ve seen Tokunaga go, Hashimoto’s Drug store across the street become a golf shop, Tom and . . . — Map (db m52498) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 29 — Letitia Building
This commercial building was named for Letitia Burnet Ryland, daughter of the first American civil governor of California, Peter Hardeman Burnett, and wife of San Jose councilman C.T. Ryland. Some have speculated that Peter Burnett’s election was . . . — Map (db m52636) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Santa Isabel Shaft
[Side-bar on left:] Mine workers began to sink the Santa Isabel Shaft in 1877 to relieve the burden on the nearby Randol Shaft, which could no longer handle the abundance of underground cinnabar ore. Five years later ore was delivered to . . . — Map (db m52770) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 23 — St. James Park
St. James Park and its environs were the heart of nineteenth century San Jose. While the Plaza has been the center of the older Hispanic settlement, St. James Park and its surrounding buildings reflect the aspirations of an emerging American city. . . . — Map (db m52561) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — The Greeninger House
Preserved at this location through the generosity of the Thomas R. Bettencourt Endowment Fund. Born in Germany, Adolph Greeninger came to San José in 1865. Starting with practically no means at the age of 23, Mr. Greeninger worked tirelessly at . . . — Map (db m52938) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — The Print Shop
This building, originally a residence, was built in 1884 in downtown San Jose at 91 North San Pedro Street near the corner of St. John Street. The neighborhood was an Italian American commercial district for one hundred years and the center of the . . . — Map (db m52161) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Harris/Lass House1889 Market Street — Point of Historical Interest
This Italianate style house was built in the 1870’s by the Henry Harris family. Harris was a California pioneer from England whose son, Albert, became a town trustee and director of the Santa Clara Valley Bank. In 1906, Christian Lass, a . . . — Map (db m52931) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — John Fatjo House1786 Catherine Street
This unique Greek Revival Pioneer style farmhouse was built around 1860 by John and Teresita Fatjo. The square turret and ornate veranda are later Vicorian additions. The Fatjo family were prominent merchants in Santa Clara. John’s father Antonio . . . — Map (db m52906) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Morgan House1380 Lincoln Street — Point of Historical Interest
Built 1895 - 1897 by real estate magnate John Center for his niece, Margaret Center Morgan. A Victorian style house with a gable on hip main roof, pedimented bay pavilion, twin doghouse dormers and horizontal siding, built of wood shipped . . . — Map (db m52904) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Old Downtown Santa Clara
[There is no inscription on this maker other than the title. The marker consists of three panels of photographs with captions.] [Panel 1:] Photo 1 - Upper Left: Franklin and Main Streets formed the business hub of early . . . — Map (db m52865) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Robert Menzel HouseBenton and Jackson Streets — Point of Historical Interest
This Queen Anne house with characteristic corner tower was built around 1895 by Robert Menzel (1847-1923). A Prussian immigrant, he founded Menzel Hardware Company in 1875. Menzel served on the Santa Clara Board of Education, Library Trustees . . . — Map (db m52863) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — The Cocoanut GroveDancing through the years
Early in the Casino’s history a concert band played on the beach bandstand on summer afternoons and changed into tuxedos for evening dances in the ballroom. In 1924 Isham Jone’s band brought jazz to the Cocoanut Grove. 1932 introduced . . . — Map (db m62791) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — Theatre Del Mar
In Memory of Chuck Volwiler (1956-2002) Booming theatre business in Santa Cruz led the Golden State Theatre chain to replace the 700-seat Unique with the 1,500-seat Del Mar in 1936. The movie palace was a flagship of the chain, . . . — Map (db m62489) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Watsonville — Men Die O Liberty That Thou EndursWatsonville Union High School Veterans Memorial
World War I: Men Die O Liberty That Thou Endurs 1918 Joseph Rebeiro • Lester Rowe • Reuben Silva • William Sullivan World War II: Plaque 1: May the memory of those alumni of Watsonville Union High School . . . — Map (db m62798) WM
California (Santa Cruz County), Watsonville — The Discovery of California Redwoods
July 14, 1769, an expedition led by Don Gaspar de Portola left San Diego to rediscover Vizcaino's "Lost Port of Monterey". The expedition reached but failed to recognize Monterey Bay, traveled north, and discovered San Francisco Bay November 4, . . . — Map (db m86462) HM
California (Shasta County), Shingletown — Devastated Area
[Two markers, side-by-side, describe the events that created the Devastated Area.] Marker 1: A Night to Remember May 19, 1915 You are standing in the aftermath of the volcanic destruction known as the Devastated Area. . . . — Map (db m58113) HM
California (Shasta County), Shingletown — Inwood School
Inwood School was built in the summer of 1905. It was a one room school with one teacher who taught from first grade through the eighth grade. The school was vacant for a few years while a new building was built at Black Butte Road. In 1958 the . . . — Map (db m89138) HM
California (Sierra County), Alleghany — Bovee Building
Constructed in the late 1878s, by the early argonaut, J.F. Bovee, to house a clothing store and tavern. In 1928 David H. Casey, the 1918 Marine Corps Light Weight Boxing Champion, acquired the building. He ran a meat market with a “speak . . . — Map (db m65934) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Tulelake — Camp Tulelake
1935-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps This camp was built and staffed by the CCC, an organization that was established during the Great Depression by President Franklin Roosevelt to reduce unemployment and to preserve the nation's . . . — Map (db m88000) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Yreka — Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion / Clyde Johnson Lynching
Side A Moonlit Oaks Dance Pavilion Near this location on July 3, 1926, Moonlit Oaks Open Air Dance Platform Opened, hosting dances most Saturday Nights. Pints of illicit spirits were obtained. From the man in the parking lot with . . . — Map (db m70188) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Yreka — CHL 901 — Yreka
Founded in March 1851 with the discovery of Gold in the nearby “flats”, Yreka quickly became the commercial and transportation hub for the surrounding communities and mining camps. Yreka’s tents and shanties gave way to more substantial . . . — Map (db m70109) HM
California (Solano County), Vallejo — 574 — Vallejo As State Capital
Vallejo was the official seat of state government from February 4, 1851 to February 4, 1852. The Capitol, shown above, within which the Legislature convened in 1852 and 1853, stood near this spot. — Map (db m100459) HM
California (Tehama County), Red Bluff — The First Christian ChurchRed Bluff, California
Instituted May, 1881 Building dedicated March 4, 1900 Included in Red Bluff-Tehama County Branch of the American Association of University Women Victorian Tour — Map (db m89180) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — I.O.O.F. Hall
Erected 1856 Purchased by I.O.O.F. 1865 Dedicated as Historical Building by I.O.O.F. and Trinity County Historical Society — Map (db m56016) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville Drug Store
This property Weaverville Drug Store Established 1853 Has been place on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m56005) HM
California (Tulare County), Lodgepole Village — 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 to an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m52661) HM
California (Tuolumne County), Jamestown — St. James Church
Site St. James Church 1854 - 1915 — Map (db m58947) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Ignatz Meyer Building
The major fire in Central City on May 21, 1874 nearly wiped out the commercial district of the city. The new building was completed by November 1st of the same year and B.F. Pease operated a dry goods store at the location for nearly 10 years. For a . . . — Map (db m51834) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), Montpelier — 456 — McAuley's Road
Coming west with Ezra Meeker in 1852, Thomas McAuley decided to build a road to let emigrants bypass Big Hill. Worst of all Oregon Trail descents, Big Hill needed replacement. Eliza McAuley reported that her brother Tom "fished awhile, . . . — Map (db m90808) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), Montpelier — 6 — Model T's, Odd Fellows and the NewsMontpelier Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Early sheriff and mayor Fred Cruikshank owned the first Model T Ford Agency in 1909. Bear Lake Motors Early sheriff and mayor Fred Locke Cruikshank was the owner of the first Model T Ford Agency in 1909 and closed it down in . . . — Map (db m90908) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . — Map (db m94409) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago & North Western Railway PowerhouseFoster & Granger, architects — 1909-1911
Chicago Landmark The Powerhouse is the best-surviving building associated with the Chicago and North Western Railway, one of the city’s most prominent historic railroads. While a utilitarian building, this grandly-scaled example of the . . . — Map (db m47726) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Dearborn StreetChicago Cultural Walk
[Side A] Dearborn Street showcases some of Chicago’s best architecture, art, and urban design dating from the late 19th century. Great names in architecture include Chicago School architects William LeBaron Jenney, Burnham & Root, and . . . — Map (db m47885) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — First Post Office
Near this site in 1833, the log store of John S.C. Hogan, was this section’s only post office, serving settler from miles around. Eastern mail was delivered once a week from Niles, Michigan. Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee Authenticated . . . — Map (db m47724) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Great World War1917 – 1918
In Memoriam Erected by the Harold A. Taylor Post No. 47 American Legion In honor and grateful recognition of the gallant and meritorious services of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the North Central District who sacrificed their lives in . . . — Map (db m47581) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Bank of LouisianaErected 1826
Built by Bickle, Hamlet & Fox; the iron fence and gates were made by Sterling & Co. of New York. In 1840 the building was damaged by fire and repairs were made; another fire occurred in 1861 after which the structure was again restored and the . . . — Map (db m51336) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Established in 1833 by the City of Lafayette The square was acquired from Cornelius Hurst and the cemetery laid out by Benjamin Buisson, city surveyor. This was part of the Livaudais Plantation which had been subdivided into city squares in . . . — Map (db m51493) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Maisonette Creole
In 1832 this site was a part of Jefferson Parish and was known as the Livaudais Plantation. In the late 90’s it was occupied as an English Apothecary and owned by R.N. Girland. Restored by Fannie Mae Goldman, 1960 — Map (db m51495) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Pat O’Brien’s
This historical building that is home to Pat O’Brien’s Bar was built in 1791 as a private home that became the first Spanish Theater in the United States. It was later purchased by the Deflechie family as their residence until the building was . . . — Map (db m51376) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Robert E. Lee1807 – 1870
Commander in Chief Confederate States of America 1861 – 1865 Placed by Julia Jackson Chapter No. 4 Children of the Confederacy — Map (db m51593) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The Dufour-Baldwin House
A classic example of the late Greek Revival-Italianate style. Designed by noted architects Henry Howard and Albert Diettel, constructed in 1859 by Wing and Muir for Louise Donnet and Cyprien Dufour, a prominent attorney, author, and state senator. . . . — Map (db m51291) HM
Michigan (Oakland County), Milford — Wells Brothers Foundry
In 1865 Philip F. and D. Webster Wells moved their foundry, then called the Milford Furnace, from North Main Street to this site after experiencing problems with the water power at the former site (a water power their father had developed). Their . . . — Map (db m78801) HM
Montana (Madison County), Virginia City — Hangman’s Building
On January 14, 1864 , the Vigilantes used the heavy center support beam of this building, then under construction, to hang five of Henry Plummer’s road agents: Frank Parish, Boone Helm, Jack Gallagher, Haze Lyons and Club Foot George Lane. Druggists . . . — Map (db m49487) HM
Nebraska (Dawes County), Chadron — 331 — The Chadron-Chicago Cowboy Race
America’s longest horse race began here June 13, 1893. The 1,000 mile race ended June 27 in Chicago at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The race apparently was the idea of Chadron jokester John G. Maher. Seven of nine riders finished, some traveling . . . — Map (db m51693) HM
Nebraska (Keith County), Brule — Diamond Springs Station
[Pony Express medallion on the top] 0.8 miles to southward Erected to the intrepid riders and operators 1962 by Keith Co. — Map (db m51227) HM
Nebraska (Keith County), Ogallala — 2 — The Great Platte River Road1841- 1866
When gold was discovered in 1848, California became the main destination. After 1849 many emigrants and gold seekers began traveling the trail on the north side of the Platte. Throughout the peak migration years, the trail to Oregon or California . . . — Map (db m50783) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Jerry's Nugget
This Jerry's Nugget cabinet rotated atop a vertical tower of letters spelling "Nugget", advertising the popular North Las Vegas local's casino. Circa 1970s, the sign incorporates skeleton neon and hand lettering for lively day and night viewing. . . . — Map (db m92471) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — 211 — Old Geiger Grade'In Canyon Below'
Constructed by Davidson M. Geiger and John H. Tilton in 1862, this old toll road was the most direct connection between the Comstock Lode and Truckee Meadows until replace by the present paved highway in 1936. Concord stages, mud wagons . . . — Map (db m45486) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Lilly DachéFashion Walk of Fame
Lilley Daché was one of the world’s most successful milliners. Working in New York, she utilized techniques learned in her native France. Her hats were characterized by bold, sculptural shapes, which required complex blocking, Many were also . . . — Map (db m58186) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Stephen BurrowsFashion Walk of Fame
Stephen Burrows, best known for fluid, body-conscious clothes in bold colors, “stretches a rainbow over the body,” said one admirer. In 1970, he opened a boutique called Stephen Burrows’ World at Henri Bendel, where he sold his famous . . . — Map (db m57277) HM
South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 13 — Civic Stability
Deadwood erected two monuments to order and permanence in the early 1900s. The federal building open in 1907, and activities in the county courthouse started the next year.

In its early gold rush days, Deadwood had been a wild, raucous mining . . . — Map (db m49689) HM

South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — The Presidential DistrictHistory Link: A Trail to Deadwood’s Past — Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission
As South Deadwood expanded along Sherman Street in early 1876, log cabins and small frame houses appeared on the hillsides above the mining camp. A cemetery was quickly established on a hill deemed too far away from town to ever be developed. Soon . . . — Map (db m49687) HM
South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — George Washington1st President — 1789-1797
Born: February 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia Married: Martha Danbridge Curtis, (1732-1802), January 6, 1759 Children: John and Martha Curtis (adopted) Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia Education: No formal . . . — Map (db m89399) HM
Utah (Box Elder County), Corinne — May 9, 1869
In this photo, taken one day before the transcontinental line was completed, a 30-foot gap in the railroad remained. A tent town quickly grew around the Last Spike Site, and two of the first businesses, the Restaurant and the Red Cloud Saloon can be . . . — Map (db m80939) HM
Utah (Weber County), Ogden — Harry Jordan’s Cigar Shop232-234 - 25th Street
This building was constructed circa. 1893. The owners during this time period included Patrick H. Gallagher and William C. Warren, a loan officier and former real estate agent. The building replaced an earlier adobe and frame structure that was . . . — Map (db m81041) HM
Utah (Weber County), Ogden — Nicholas Building
Built in 1908, this three-story structure is commercial Victorian architectural style. Its facade remains intact with a corbeled cornice and rusticated stone pilasters. The original stone inscription, “Gomer A. Nicholas,” as the leaded . . . — Map (db m81039) HM
Washington (King County), Seattle — Grand Central Hotel1889
Originally known as the Squire-Latimer Building, this structure served as office space until 1897. At that time the influx of miners on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush brought about its conversion to the Grand Central Hotel. After years of . . . — Map (db m48126) HM
Wyoming (Albany County), Laramie — Chief Washakie
The history of the American West recognizes Washakie as one of its most remarkable leaders. Revered for statesmanship and respected in battle, he united his people into a significant political and military force. A skilled orator and charismatic . . . — Map (db m95347) HM
Wyoming (Albany County), Medicine Bow — Dinosaur Graveyard
To the north lies Como Bluff - "The Dinosaur Graveyard" - one of the greatest and well known fossil beds of dinosaur remains in the world. There paleontologist of the 19th century discovered and unearthed many excellent fossil specimens of the . . . — Map (db m89665) HM
Wyoming (Big Horn County), Lovell — Medicine WheelStone Circles
Thousands of stone circles lie scattered over the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains. What were they used for? Over 100 of these stone circles are known as Medicine Wheels. The Bighorn Medicine Wheel is probably the most well known and sacred to . . . — Map (db m91310) HM
Wyoming (Carbon County), Rawlins — Wyoming State Penitentiary
The Wyoming State Penitentiary was constructed in different stages. The first construction occurred three years after statehood in 1893 following authorization by the Wyoming Territorial Legislature and the laying of a cornerstone in 1888. The . . . — Map (db m89706) HM
Wyoming (Carbon County), Sinclair — Sheep RanchingThe Sheep Wagon
The first authentic sheep wagon was built by James Candlish in Rawlins in 1884 from an idea given him by George Ferris. Caddish, a Canadian blacksmith, followed the Union Pacific construction to Fort Fred Steele and lived there until the troops . . . — Map (db m89967) HM
Wyoming (Converse County), Douglas — Oregon Trail
Marked by the State of Wyoming 1913 — Map (db m92112) HM
Wyoming (Crook County), Aladdin — Tipple Operation
The structure before you is one of the last historic wooden coal tipples left in the west. The wooden tipple structure is an example of mine engineering technology used in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This type of structure is no longer used in . . . — Map (db m98064) HM
Wyoming (Fremont County), Lander — Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area
The Red Canyon Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) before you is a crucial part of the entire winter range complex along the Southern Wind River Mountains in the Lander Area. The 1785 acres of the Red Canyon WHMA were purchased in 1958 primarily . . . — Map (db m96368) HM
Wyoming (Goshen County), Fort Laramie — Fort Laramie National Historic Site
The epic story of America’s western expansion played out on a grand scale at Fort Laramie, where the North Platte and Laramie Rivers meet. Fort Laramie was first established in 1834 as a private fur trading post. By the 1840’s, it served as an . . . — Map (db m79778) HM
Wyoming (Goshen County), Fort Laramie — The Greatest Ride in History
In memory of the Thoroughbred horse ridden by John “Portugee” Phillips from Fort Phil Kearny Wyoming to Fort Laramie Wyoming December 24, and 25, 1866, when he's sought aid for the garrison at Fort Phil Kearny, which was . . . — Map (db m79746) HM
Wyoming (Laramie County), Cheyenne — Durant Bell
The Durant Hose Co., and J.T. Clark Co., each purchased huge bells, and boasted the first fire engines in Cheyenne. Both companies used the fire bells as long as their organizations existed. The J.T. Clark Bell may be seen at the old Johnson . . . — Map (db m95203) HM
Wyoming (Laramie County), Cheyenne — St. Marks Episcopal Church
The First Church edifice built in the State of Wyoming August 23, 1868. — Map (db m95247) HM
Wyoming (Laramie County), Cheyenne — Tom Horn"Killing Men Is My Specialty"
At this site on January 12, 1902, Cattle Detective Tom Horn was tricked into making a series of incriminating statements that were used as a "confession" to the July 18, 1901, murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell at Iron Mountain, west of Chugwater . . . — Map (db m95190) HM
Wyoming (Laramie County), Cheyenne — Wyoming Governor's MansionEnrolled in the National Register of Historic Places
In 1901 Wyoming Legislature authorized an Executive Mansion and appropriated $40,000 for that purpose. Under architect Charles W. Murdock, this Georgian style building was completed late in 1904 at a total cost, including site, landscaping, . . . — Map (db m95245) HM
Wyoming (Natrona County), Alcova — Oregon Trail
Marked by State of Wyoming 1914 — Map (db m95549) HM
Wyoming (Natrona County), Bessemer Bend — Red Buttes
of Oregon Trail fame, where westward travelers left the North Platte River. A Tribute to Pioneer Emigrants from Casper Literary Club 1930 — Map (db m91946) HM
Wyoming (Natrona County), Bessemer Bend — Reluctant Farewells
In this location wagons, carts, livestock, and emigrants forded the North Platte River during organized migrations through the Rocky Mountain West. Congressional prodding to occupy the Oregon Territory in the early 1840s, and the lure of fertile, . . . — Map (db m91971) HM
Wyoming (Natrona County), Casper — Site of Old Platte Bridge
Built by Louis Gurnard 1858-59 Immediately south and west are the sites of Platte Bridge Station, First Overland Telegraph, Stage, and Pony Express Stations on the Old Oregon Trail opposite side: One half mile north and . . . — Map (db m91710) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Cody — Castle Rock
John Colter, famed among the famous breed of "Mountain Men," passed this landmark late in the fall of 1807 while on business for the fur trader Manuel Lisa. Searching for Indians in order to conduct trade, he also hunted salt caves reputedly located . . . — Map (db m91010) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Cody — The Pony Express1860-1861 -- 1960-1961 — Young Buffalo Bill Cody
Young Buffalo Bill Cody started his famous career with the great freighting firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell as a messenger boy. He became a spectacular Pony Express rider with the same firm and road between Red Buttes and Three Crossings, along . . . — Map (db m91008) HM
Wyoming (Park County), Ralston — Heart Mountain, Wyoming - Fall 1943
Rooted in decades of anti-Japanese and anti-Asian prejudice, the internment of 120,000 Nisei, American citizens of Japanese descent, and Issei, Japanese resident aliens, was triggered by the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Dec. 7, 1941. Initiatives . . . — Map (db m91169) HM
Wyoming (Platte County), Guernsey — North Platte River
North Platte River: Gateway Corridor Currents of History Travel Alongside the North Platte River Routes along the river originally used by Native Americans were later adopted by fur traders. Beginning as a trickle, waves . . . — Map (db m79839) HM
Wyoming (Platte County), Guernsey — The Guernsey-Wendover Cutoff
“The most expensive nine miles of the Burlington system” (Guernsey Gazette, December 3, 1915) Before Guernsey Reservoir was constructed in 1927, and before Lake Guernsey State Park was developed for recreation in the 1930s, a . . . — Map (db m98423) HM
Wyoming (Platte County), Wheatland — Jacques La Ramie
In Honor of Jacques La Ramie Free trapper, who came to this region around 1815 and met an unknown fate, probably at the hands of Indians, about 1820, on one of the rivers bearing his name between which this . . . — Map (db m92131) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Big Horn — Big Horn Blacksmith ShopStagecoach Roads in Sheridan County
Big Horn grew up as one of the main communities along the stage route in Sheridan County. The first Big Horn Post Office was established in 1879 at Thomas Creighton's ranch two miles northeast of Big Horn. In 1881, Creighton sold his ranch, and the . . . — Map (db m91401) HM
Wyoming (Sheridan County), Parkman — Slack, Wyoming
Site of Slack, Wyoming Town, Church, Postoffice 1890 -- 1911 — Map (db m91337) HM
Wyoming (Sublette County), Daniel — First Holy Mass in Wyoming
Holy Mass was offered here for the first time in Wyoming by Father DeSmet July 5 1840 — Map (db m80516) HM
Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Superior — Town Development
This map shows the location of the Union Pacific coal mines and coal camps built in the years between 1906 and 1910. The town of South Superior is purposefully left off this map. It was not owned by Union Pacific Coal Company and in this time . . . — Map (db m92212) HM
Wyoming (Teton County), Wilson — Welcome to Teton PassHistory Trail
Two markers are found on the trail information panel at the summit of Teton Pass History Indian artifacts dating back over 9,000 years have been found in the Teton Pass and Trail Creek areas. These findings are proof of the . . . — Map (db m90976) HM

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