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November 26, 2009
United States Marine Corps Memorial
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 35 — Rose TreeMuseum
In 1934, Robert Ripley declares the Rose Bush the World's Largest in the Newspaper column "Believe it or Not". The fire of May 26th, 1882, destroyed the dwellings located here. In 1885, Mrs. Amelia Adamson built the Cochise House . . . — Map (db m93399) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Tombstone — 36 — Tombstone Engine Co. No. 11881
The devastating fires of 1881 and 1882 brought major changes to the Tombstone Fire Department. A new fire station was completed in 1881, a new Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. was formed, and a new water source was obtained. Thirty six miles of fifteen . . . — Map (db m53403) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — McMillan Building1887
Thomas F. McMillan (also spelled McMillon) was the father of Flagstaff. Born in Tennessee, he sought gold in California and raised sheep in Australia before moving to northern Arizona in 1876. Here he established a sheep ranch and farm just north of . . . — Map (db m33271) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Methodist Episcopal Church1906-1916 — Flagstaff Federated Community Church 1916-Present
Flagstaff's first congregation was formed by the Methodists in 1883 and they raised the first church five blocks east of here in 1887. In 1906 they moved here and constructed this Gothic style building of locally quarried red sandstone. The . . . — Map (db m33337) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Ricket & Brooks Bldg.1911
The first building on this site was a wooden structure located at 22 N. San Francisco Street dating from the early 1890s. It was the home of a saloon with a cute name, The Office. (“Honey I can’t come home just yet, I’m still at The . . . — Map (db m59510) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Sunset Crater Volcano
The distant San Francisco Peaks would have looked much like they do today. To the east, however, Sunset Crater Volcano would still have been belching black smoke and cinders when the Sinagua and Anasazi lived here. The thick layer of cinders over . . . — Map (db m60107) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Telephone Exchange1909
This building was constructed in 1909 by John W. Weatherford, the man who earlier built the adjacent Weatherford Hotel. It was the headquarters for the Arizona Overland Telephone Company, housing its offices and physical plant. Construction . . . — Map (db m59966) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — The Citadel / Natural Features
The Citadel It was a remarkable achievement, to use primitive mortar and local stones to build the walls above you straight up from the edge of the top of the rock. “The Citadel” is the modern name given to this ruin because . . . — Map (db m60087) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Weatherford Hotel1898/1899
John Weatherford, who was raised in Weatherford, Texas, came to Flagstaff in 1886. He decided to stay here because he fell in love with the San Francisco Peaks at first sight. He tried his hand in several occupations, everything from saloon keeper . . . — Map (db m59507) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Wukoki
Wukoki, a modern Hopi word for “Big House” was once home for two or three prehistoric Indian families. The inhabitants are believed to have been of the Kayenta Anasazi culture, judging from the types of artifacts found during excavation . . . — Map (db m60078) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — British – American Friendship
"We are now friends with England and with all Mankind." Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace treaty ending the American Revolution September 1783 With American and . . . — Map (db m31843) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Desert Vistas
From Pintado Point, vistas of remarkable clarity extend far beyond boundaries because the air quality in the surrounding Petrified Forest is among the purest in the continental United States. At times, the San Francisco Peaks, 120 miles (193 km) . . . — Map (db m68903) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Early Explorers
U.S. Army Lt. Amiel Whipple, surveying for a railroad route along the 35th Parallel about one mile south of here, passed down the broad sandy wash below in December 1853. Impressed with the deposits of petrified wood visible along the banks, Whipple . . . — Map (db m72924) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Jasper Forest
The petrified wood strewn in the valley below was once encased in the bluffs around you. When erosional forces removed the softer rocks, the petrified wood tumbled and accumulated on the valley floor. Once filled with fallen logs, Jasper Forest was . . . — Map (db m68871) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Painted Desert Inn
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Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Route 66
You are standing near old Route 66. The line of the roadbed and the telephone poles in front of you mark the path of the famous "Main Street of America" as it passed through Petrified Forest National Park. From Chicago to Los Angeles, this heavily . . . — Map (db m68904) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Triassic Landscape
The dry plateau lands of this region today are far different from the tree-littered floodplains of 225 million years ago during the geologic period called the Triassic. Imagine a forested Triassic land where crocodile-like phytosaurs inhabited the . . . — Map (db m68868) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Overgaard — How Long Has It Been?This valley was once filled with homes... — Stop 4
Full of hope in the spring of 1883 Sadie Richardson arrived at the townsite of Wilford with her husband and four other Mormon families. They built cabins and corrals for their cattle. They cleared the land and planted corn, potatoes, wheat, . . . — Map (db m68679) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — Remembrance Garden
These two steel beams from the World Trade Center entrusted to the citizens of Winslow by the city of New York, along with this flag that was flown at the Pentagon; stand as the centerpiece of our Remembrance Garden. The words "United We . . . — Map (db m36325) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fox Tucson TheatreEl Teatro Fox Tucson
The Fox Tucson Theatre, the country's only southwestern art deco movie palace, was designed by California architect Eugene Durfee. Construction began in 1929 for the Tower Theatre, the crown jewel of the Diamos Brothers Southern Arizona Movie . . . — Map (db m83033) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Plaza de las Armas
The largest plaza within the Spanish presidio of San Agustin del Tucson, founded in 1775, this area was originally used for military formations and drill. After construction of the first Pima County courthouse (1870), the name was changed to Court . . . — Map (db m83209) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Plaza Militar
Once an open space, this area was within the original Spanish presidio. The plaza was probably named in the Mexican years (1821-1854), when soldiers drilled here. Saddle horses for the troops were stabled along the north side, next to the presidio . . . — Map (db m83210) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Barracks, Courthouse, Jail
The building in front of you is very much as it appeared in the 1890s. First built as a military barracks, it was later converted for use as a courthouse and jail. Over time its appearance changed to accommodate different needs of the people using . . . — Map (db m59026) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Bass Reeves - Lawman on the Western Frontier
Bass Reeves, a slave born in Arkansas and reared in Texas, rose to become one of the best known and effective deputy U.S. marshals to ride out of Fort Smith for Judge Isaac C. Parker. Recognized as one of the first African Americans commissioned as . . . — Map (db m58046) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — 15 — Confederate [and] Union Occupation of Fort Smith

[Side A] On April 23, 1861, the U.S. garrison at Fort Smith abandoned the post as Confederate militiamen approached. Fort Smith became an important recruiting and training center for Confederate forces in west Arkansas. Troops from Fort . . . — Map (db m57916) HM

Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Defending Freedom
I never saw such fighting done as was done by the negro regiment…The question that negroes will fight is settled; besides they make better soldiers in every respect than any troops I have ever had under my command. ~General Blunt after the Battle of . . . — Map (db m59021) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves
This statue was erected in 2012 as a result of growing awareness of the extraordinary service of Bass Reeves, an African-American former slave who became a highly respected Deputy U.S. Marshal. The deeds of African-American and Native American . . . — Map (db m58047) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Fort Wall
Security has always been a concern for the U.S. military. The army designed the second Fort Smith (1838-1871) as part of a line of forts from Minnesota to Louisiana to separate the territory occupied by Native American tribes from that settled by . . . — Map (db m59020) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Meeting of Nations
The Fort Smith Council was held in this building in September 1865. To establish relations following the Civil War, delegates of twelve Indian nations met with President Andrew Johnson’s representatives. Bitterly divided, Indians had fought for both . . . — Map (db m59025) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Miss Laura's
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Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Old Commissary
This building, on the N.W. bastion of the wall, was the commissary of the fort. Built in 1839, used until 1871 when the fort was abandoned as a military post. From 1861-65 it served as a hospital, guard house, and refuge, now a museum. Erected . . . — Map (db m57921) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Reynolds - Davis Wholesale Grocery Company300 Garrison Avenue
This facade is all the remains of the five story building occupied from 1907 to 1955 by Reynolds - Davis Wholesale Grocery Company. The building subsequently served Checker Transfer & Storage Company from 1957 thru 1988 as well as other tenants . . . — Map (db m57919) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — The Commissary Storehouse
This is the oldest building still standing in Fort Smith. Originally built as part of a larger fortification, over the years its appearance and use changed dramatically. The building held supplies used by explorers and soldiers, played a crucial . . . — Map (db m58493) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — The Parade Grounds
For more than thirty years during the mid-1800s, soldiers drilled on the large parade ground before you. Flanked by the officer’s quarters to the right and the enlisted men’s barracks on the left, the parade ground was the center of life at the . . . — Map (db m58125) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — The Women’s Jail, 1872-1888
After the U.S. Army closed Fort Smith in 1871, the guardhouse served the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. It remained in use as a jail, detaining primarily women suspected or convicted of federal crimes until 1888. At that time, . . . — Map (db m58128) HM
Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Welcome to Fort Smith
Founded in 1817 by the U.S. Army to contain a volatile Indian feud, Fort Smith later served as a major supply depot for western military posts, and finally as headquarters of the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. For over 80 years, . . . — Map (db m59027) HM
California (Calaveras County), Arnold — Hanging On By A BranchThe Pioneer Cabin Tree
Here at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, it's a regrettable fact that the most famous trees are those most harmed by human action. Both the Mother of the Forest and the Big Stump remind us of how people placed their own curiosity and pleasure above . . . — Map (db m95184) HM
California (El Dorado County), Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park-Tahoma — Pine Lodge-Erhman Mansion
Lake Tahoe first lured hardy souls who came here to build a life in its wilderness. Pine Lodge, rises -grandly above the translucent blue waters of Lake Tahoe's west shore. San Francisco's elite built seasonal retreats like Pine Lodge, . . . — Map (db m55506) HM
California (El Dorado County), South Lake Tahoe — Vikingsholm – A Scandinavian Castle
Because Emerald Bay reminded her of a fjord in Norway, Lora J.M. Knight purchased 200 acres here in 1928 for $250,000. She commissioned her architect nephew to design a summer home that combined the features of Scandinavian castles and churches. . . . — Map (db m35189) HM
California (Fresno County), Kingsburg — George Boyle
Constable George Boyle died of gunshot wounds on November 18, 1924, after being shot four times in a gun battle with three fugitives. According to the Kingsburg Recorder, Boyle was shot four days earlier while attempting to apprehend three convicts . . . — Map (db m95380) HM
California (Inyo County), Big Pine — Big Pine Veterans Memorial
Marker 1: The Big Pine Veterans Memorial was established by the Big Pine Civic Club in the year 2000 to honor all veterans of the Owens Valley. The 80-foot tall pole proudly displays the "Stars and Stripes" with the California State flag . . . — Map (db m54427) HM
California (Inyo County), Bishop — Whiskey Creek History
The Kittie Lee Inn was built in 1924 and was considered to be the height of luxury. During Hollywood’s heyday of filming movies in the High Sierra, almost all of the great stars stayed here at one time or another. Will Rogers, Randolph Scott, . . . — Map (db m78314) HM
California (Inyo County), Independence — 349 — Camp Independence
At the request of settlers, Colonel George Evans led a military expedition to this site on July 4, 1862. Hence its name “Independence”. Indian hostilities ceased and the camp closed. War again broke out in 1865 and the camp was . . . — Map (db m2954) HM
California (Inyo County), Independence — 850 — Manzanar
In the early part of the World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers by Executive Order No. 9066, issued on February 19, 1942. Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by . . . — Map (db m2971) HM
California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — 507 — Disaster in 1872Grave of 1872 Earthquake Victims
On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of the victims were interred in a common . . . — Map (db m34157) HM
California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — Wedding of the Waters Pageant
The pageant weekend in 1937 was created by Father Crowley and locals to celebrate the opening of the much needed new paved road section connecting Owens Valley to Death Valley and points east. Friday morning a special gourd of water was scooped . . . — Map (db m77727) HM
California (Kern County), Arvin — 371 — Francisco Garces O.F.M
Padre Garcés, first recorded non-Indian to visit this locality, came in April of 1776, seeking a new route from Mexico to California. His epic journey covered more than two thousand miles of uncharted wilderness, opening trails that later became . . . — Map (db m11932) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Alphonse Weill Residence
This is the original site of the residence of pioneer merchant Alphone Weill, wife Henrietta, and three children, Irma, Blanche, and Lawrence. The house, built in 1882-3, and now standing in Pioneer Village, was constructed by Alexis Godey, former . . . — Map (db m55120) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Bank of Bakersfield
This site patented by Colonel Thomas Baker in 1867. Numerous individuals owned property until erection of Bank of Bakerfield in 1903. Replaced by present Bank of America buiding in 1930. — Map (db m55118) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Brock's Department Store
This site was deeded by Col Thomas Baker to Agnes Stine in 1871. Dave Hirshfeld ran the Pioneer Store here in 1899. Succeeded by Otto Belau in the same year. In 1904 the business was sold to Hochheimer and Co. After the 1919 fire the structure was . . . — Map (db m55116) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Bungalow
The bungalow style home was popular throughout California and across the country in the early years of the 1900s because of its simplistic design and low cost. People migrating to California often had very limited resources and would . . . — Map (db m64023)
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — 277 — Francisco Garces1738 – 1781 — Spanish Franciscan
Padre Garces seeking a new route between Sonora, Mexico and Monterey crossed Rio de San Felipe (Kern River May 7, 1776) at Rancheria San Miguel now Bakersfield. First recorded white man in this locality, he brought Christianity to the Indian and on . . . — Map (db m34769) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Kern County Land Company Building
In 1894, four years after the formation of the Kern County Land Company, the firm built an office building that demonstrated its "Faith in the Future" of Bakersfield. The structure with outside walls of cream colored pressed brick, trimmed with gray . . . — Map (db m52573) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — 1 — Pablo Galtes - Union CemeteryHistorical Marker #1
Pablo Galtes facilitated the establishment of the Catholic community of Bakersfield in the early 1870's. The first Mass celebrated in Bakersfield was said in the back of Pablo's store located on 19th Street near Chester Avenue. (Eleven family . . . — Map (db m52546) HM
California (Kern County), Bodfish — Silver City Ghost Town
In 1855 gold was discovered in the Kern Valley. Miners flocked here from throughout the world to get in on what was believed to be California's second great gold rush. Towns sprung up in the area but many were abandoned within a few years when the . . . — Map (db m51825) HM
California (Kern County), California City — 20-Mule Team Trail
From 1883 to 1889, wagons hauled borax along this road 165 miles from Death Valley to Mohave. The route was laid out by J.W.S. Perry. He and a muleskinner named Ed Stiles designed the wagons to carry the heavy loads to the rail depot. The wagon . . . — Map (db m101998) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — F-101B • “Voodoo”McDonnell
Originally developed from the McDonnell XF-88 penetration fighter, the F-101 was designed as a long-range bomber escort for the Strategic Air Command. The prototype made its first flight at Edwards AFB in September 1954. When high-speed, . . . — Map (db m62135) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — F-104A • “Starfighter”Lockheed
The first XF-104 made its initial flight here at Edwards AFB in February 1954. In May 1958, a YF-104A set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph over Edwards, and in December 1959, an F-104C set a world altitude record of 103, 395 feet here. The . . . — Map (db m62133) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — F-86F"Sabre"
The F-86, the Nation’s first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight at what is now Edwards AFB on October 1, 1947. The first production model flew on May 20, 1948 and on September 15, 1948 an F-86A streaked to a world-record 670.9 mph. . . . — Map (db m63607) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — Leaps in Technology
The United States Air Force has always relied upon the application of leading-edge technologies to fulfill its mission of airpower projection. From the XP-59 of 1942 to the B-2, C-17, and F-22 of today, the Flight Test Center has been essential to . . . — Map (db m63608) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — PGM-17A • "Thor"Douglas Aircraft
Thor was the free world’s first operational intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM). It was 65 feet long, 8 feet in diameter and weighed 105,000 pounds. Douglas Aircraft was the prime contractor. The missile utilized a single stage North . . . — Map (db m64589) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — T-28B - "Trojan"North American
The T-28B was originally developed as a U.S. Navy basic trainer and completed its maiden flight on 6 April 1953. Nearly 500 were built. Early models of the Trojan were tested at Edwards beginning shortly after the plane’s first flight in 1949. A . . . — Map (db m64596) HM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — The Medal of HonorIn Memory of United States Air Force — Medal of Honor Recipients
Main Plaque: The medal of honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life, above . . . — Map (db m62138) WM
California (Kern County), Edwards AFB — YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664Fairchild Republic
Only two-seat A-10 made Fairchild Republic Company’s two-place night/adverse weather A-10 began flight tests at Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB in May 1979. It was converted by Fairchild from one of six pre-production single place . . . — Map (db m64624) HM
California (Kern County), Kernville — Bob PowersJune 7, 1924 – September 11, 2002
A fifth generation native of Kern River Valley, Bob is best remembered for the 9 history books he wrote. Without him much of what happened in our valley’s past would have been lost. He was a cowboy, cattleman, ranger, family man and historian. But . . . — Map (db m25238) HM
California (Kern County), Lebec — The Camels of Fort Tejon
In 1856 the U.S. Army started an experiment using camel for supply transport in the southwest. The camels proved ill suited to the American southwest. In November 1859 a civilian contractor turned over 28 camels to the Army at Fort Tejon. . . . — Map (db m32821) HM
California (Kern County), McKittick — Painted Rock
Rising above the Carrizo Plain is Painted Rock, an important cultural and spiritual site to California’s native peoples. Most of the pictographs, or painted images found on Painted Rock, are characteristic of the Chumash who lived on the Channel . . . — Map (db m52158) HM
California (Kern County), McKittrick — 504 — Buena Vista RefineryCalifornia Historical Landmark
Eight miles due west of this marker stood one of California's first commercial oil refineries. Between August 1864 and April 1867, approximately 4,000 gallons of illuminating oil produced there was shipped to San Francisco by the Buena Vista . . . — Map (db m78295) HM
California (Kern County), Mettler — 291 — Fages-Zalvidea TrailsCalifornia Historical Landmark
In 1772, Don Pedro Fages, first recorded non-Indian to visit the southern San Joaquin Valley, crossed this spot on his way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Near this point crossed Father José María de Zalvidea in 1806, while accompanying the Ruiz . . . — Map (db m54266) HM
California (Kern County), Mojave — Mojave Air & Spaceport
The Mojave Airport was created in 1935 as part of the Kern County Airport System. The fledgling airport was built to serve gold mines near Mojave. At the outset of World War Two, the airport became a Marine Corps Air Station that trained Marine . . . — Map (db m53126) HM
California (Kern County), Mojave — Rotary Rocket Roton ATVFirst Rocket Powered Vehicle to Fly At Mojave Spaceport — 1999 A.D.
Far better it is to dare mighty thinkigs...even through checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore . . . — Map (db m53128) HM
California (Kern County), Mojave — United States Marine Corps Air StationMojave California — 1942 - 1947 • 1951 - 1959
In dedication to the pilots, air crews and personnel of Mojave, who trained, served and gave their lives in the service of this country, especially to those who valiantly fought for freedom in the great battles of World War II and Korea. Semper . . . — Map (db m53280) HM
California (Kern County), Mojave — Voyager Aircraft / SpaceShipOne Replica
Left Plaque: The 1/5 scale flying model of Voyager was built by Glenn Dunlap of Cincinnati, Ohio, and donated to the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation in 2009. The original Voyager, designed by Burt Rutan and built at Mojave . . . — Map (db m53127) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — D.T. Jones - Dry GoodsFirst Adobe Buidling In Town — 1895 Randsburg Centennial 1995
In October of 1897 Mr. Jones opened a dry good store in Randsburg. His building was wiped out in the great fire of May 1898, but saved most of his stock by placing it in a fireproof cellar. After the fire he immediately built a new adobe building . . . — Map (db m53854) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — The JointSteam Bakery – Randsburg Bakery — 1895 Centennial 1995
The Joint Ray and Olga Guyett purchased this building in the 1950’s and established The Joint, restaurant and bar. The Joint has been the center of Randsburg’s social life for over forty years and has the distinction of being the longest run . . . — Map (db m53853) HM
California (Kern County), Shafter — 1022 — Shafter Cotton Research Station
The Shafter Cotton Research Station, established here in 1922 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, developed the "Acala" varieties which were exceptionally well suited to the San Joaquin Valley. The quality of the acala cottons and the marketing . . . — Map (db m52055) HM
California (Kern County), Shafter — The Green HotelShafter's First Commerical Building
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California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 6 — B.M. Denison House & 1880's House
B.M.Denison House - Located on the northeast corner of "D" and Curry Streets, this house was constructed entirely from cedar wood in 1898 by B.M. Denison. He planted the first commercial Barlett Pear orchard along Curry Street. 1880s . . . — Map (db m52811) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — Duty~Honor~Country
The Sacrifices of few ensured the freedom of many. A grateful community remembers those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during time of war and peace, whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and preserved our freedom. — Map (db m79895) WM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 24 — Former Post OfficeSite of Early Historic Buildings & Former Post Office
The current building, which was built to house the post office, replaced two older houses. It is now privately owned and houses offices of local businesses. Across the alley behind the building, there was once a small, tin building that housed . . . — Map (db m71108) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 7 — Peery House
This house was built by Dr. Russell Peery in 1890. He owned a drug store in Tehachapi and was noted for having developed the "gold cure" for arthritis. It later became the residence of Albert Ancker, a long time banker who was a President of the . . . — Map (db m52812) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 26 — Red Front Blacksmith Shop Mural
The original Red Front Blacksmith Shop was located directly across the street from this mural. The workers pictured represent many local ranching families. The images in the ovals next to the buildings show scenes from Tehachapi's ranching history. . . . — Map (db m53116) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 15 — Site of the Kessing Building
On this site, the first frame building in Tehachapi was built by Mary and Bernard Kessing. They replaced the original wooden building in 1905 with a beautiful brick building named the Kessing Building, which was destroyed in the 1952 earthquake. A . . . — Map (db m53123) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 1 — Tehachapi Museum
This structure was built in 1932 as the Kern County Branch Library. When a new library was constructed in 1981, the County gave the old building to the City of Tehachapi with the stipulation that it be used as a public building. In 1982 the City . . . — Map (db m52668) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — The Legend of Avelino Martinez
Avelino Martinez was of Mexican, Indian and Chinese descent, four feet-four inches tall and thirteen years of age when he came with a group of drovers to the United States from Sonora, Mexico, searching for his father. He worked as a groom for . . . — Map (db m52918) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 17 — The Muro House
This was the first house constructed in Tehachapi, built in 1877 by Fred Boden. It was occupied from 1895 to 1940 by Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Sullivan. He was the Southern Pacific Roadmaster and was elected to Tehachapi's first Board of Trustees in 1909. . . . — Map (db m52893) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Arcadia — Santa Anita During World War II
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years. Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . — Map (db m68088) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Avalon — Avalon Veterans Memorial
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California (Los Angeles County), Burbank — Big Boy — State of California Point of Historical Interest
This restaurant was built in 1949 by locals Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert and is the oldest remaining Bob's Family Restaurant in America. It was designed by respected architect Wayne McAllister incorporating the 1940s Transitional design of . . . — Map (db m52246) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Burbank — Burbank City Hall
Burbank City Hall April 18, 1996 This Property has been Placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m55763) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Burbank — Burbank's First City Hall
Burbank's first City Hall was built here in 1916. The building housed the offices of the City Council and City Manager, and was also home to the Police and Fire Departments. In 1943, these offices were relocated to the present-day City Hall across . . . — Map (db m57665) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — Arthur K. "Kit" MurrayAerospace Walk of Honor
Arthur "Kit" Murray was instrumental in pioneering the techniques of air-to-air fueling and the development of talk-down techniques for landing experimental aircraft. As a Flight Test Pilot at Edwards AFB, he flew programs on the X-1A and X-5, flew . . . — Map (db m66498) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — Colonel Jack L. RidleyAerospace Walk of Honor
The Flight Test Mission Control Center at Edwards Air Force Base is named for Colonel Ridley who lost his life in 1957 in the crash of a C-47 aircraft while serving on the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group in Japan. Ridley was a pioneer . . . — Map (db m66504) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — F/A, NASA Tail Number 842
This F/A-18 Hornet (bureau Number 161214) is a pre-production A-Model airplane whose first prototype rolled out of the McDonnell Douglas Plant on September 13, 1978. The Carrier-based Navel strike fighter did not become operational for several years . . . — Map (db m52887) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — Fred Wallace Haise 
Aerospace Walk of Honor
Fred Haise is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot who, in 1970, was a crewmember on the dramatic Apollo 13 aborted lunar mission. Due to an oxygen tank explosion, the crew had to utilize the Lunar Module "Aquarius" as a lifeboat. This mission will . . . — Map (db m69508) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — John B. "Jack" McKayAerospace Walk of Honor
Jack McKay died in 1975--20 years to the day after his first rocket flight. He had retired from NASA four years earlier, climaxing a 20-year flying career at Edwards in which he become one of the Center’s most experienced rocket pilots. In the 50's . . . — Map (db m66496) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — Joshua Memorial Park Veterans Monument
This monument is dedicated to the brave men and women that honorable served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America in time of peace, wars and conflict. The freedom of this great nation is only possible because of the sacrifice of . . . — Map (db m66336) WM
California (Los Angeles County), Lancaster — Tuskegee Airmen
"....the privileges of being an American" belong to those brave enough to fight for them." Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. In our tradition of honoring American aviators who have flown into the pages of history, the City of Lancaster . . . — Map (db m53030) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Bradbury Building
Mining Tycoon L. Bradbury Makes His Mark His name endures in the eponymous town of wealth and horseflesh set against the San Gabriel Mountains, but mining tycoon Louis Bradbury made his loveliest mark on Southern California with the . . . — Map (db m92497) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 730 — Plaza Fire House
Dedicated to the firemen of the Los Angeles Fire Department - past, present and future - who, since 1871, by their courage and faithful devotion to duty have protected the lives and property of the citizens of Los Angeles from the ravages of fire. — Map (db m51301) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Malibu — 966 — The Adamson House
Designed by Stiles O. Clements in 1929, this Spanish Colonial Revival home contains the best surviving examples of decorative ceramic tile produced by Malibu Potteries. During its short existence from 1926 to 1932, Malibu Potteries made an . . . — Map (db m50986) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Bonham Alley
Named for Perry P. Bonham, a plumber who occupied 45 West Colorado Boulevard in the Hugus and Bonham Block. Today, the late nineteenth-century masonry buildings are grouped behind a two-story Spanish Colonial facade. Bonham served as a police . . . — Map (db m72695) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Fenyes Estate
Built 1905 Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m74140) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Kendall Alley
Named for Bela Otis Kendall, a well-known businessman in Pasadena. During the boom of 1886, he built the B.O. Kendall Company, located at 35 North Raymond Avenue, into a thriving real estate business. Among the noteworthy buildings erected by the . . . — Map (db m72675) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — McCormick Alley
Named for E.L. McCormick, President of the American Bank & Trust Company from 1907-1910. The American Bank & Trust Company, organized in 1905, was located at the northeast corner of Colorado Street and Broadway at 135 East Colorado Street. A good . . . — Map (db m72691) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Pasadena City Hall1902-1931
In 1902 Pasadena erected their first City Hall on this side, C.H. Brown designed the two story masonry building and the firm of Dawson & Eldridge constructed the building for $36,532. The building was dedicated on November 19, 1902 and remained . . . — Map (db m71139) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Pasadena Public Library(1890-1927)
The stone memorial on this site represents the only remaining portion of the second Pasadena Public Library, an impressive castle-like structure built in the Romanesque architectural style. Designed by Pasadena architect, Harry Ridgeway, the . . . — Map (db m71141) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Plotkin Alley
Named in 2010 for James Plotkin, the "Unoffical Mayor of Old Pasadena", and a well known businessman and community leader dedicated to the revitalization of Old Pasadena. As a founding member of the Pasadena Central Improvement Association, Plotkin . . . — Map (db m72681) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pasadena — Vietnam Veterans MemorialCity of Pasadena
We remember those who gave their lives and those who remain missing. Vernon Brackins * Bruce Brogoitti * James Carter * David Cash * Dale Chamberlain * Michael D'Aiello * Walter Davis * Timothy Duncan * Mark Enari * James Fullerton * Charles . . . — Map (db m71146) WM
California (Los Angeles County), San Gabriel — Bovard - Wilson - Hayes House and Jail
The Victorian house was built in 1887 for Revered George Finley Bovard who later became the fourth President of the University of Southern California. Milton Scott Wilson purchased the house in 1893. He served as Justice of the Peace for the San . . . — Map (db m66581) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Gabriel — Early CaliforniaOutdoor Mural by — Artist Donald "Putt" Putman
The 72 foot mural depicts life in early California with scenes of Native Americans, Francisan Padres and Senoritas. It was painted over a period of three months. Images projected against the wall at night provided the basic outline necessary to . . . — Map (db m67295) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Gabriel — Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain. Led an expedition to this site the mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area. De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 — Map (db m67293) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Gabriel — San Gabriel Mission
San Gabriel Mission was founded by Fr. Pedro Benito Cambon (statue above right) and Fr. Angel Fernandez de la Somera (state above left) on Sept. 8, 1771 in nearby Montebello by the Rio Hondo River, and moved to this location in 1775. This mission's . . . — Map (db m66716) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Panel 1: American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial The United States Merchant Marine has faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, hauling life and cargo to every corner of the world. This memorial is . . . — Map (db m67059) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — U.S.S. Los AngelesNon sibi sed patriae ("Not for Self but for Country") — L. A. Maritime Museum
Seal of the U.S.S. Los Angeles: 1945 - 1977 U.S.S. Los Angeles Naval Monument Heavy Cruiser CA-135 To the personnel and ships of the United States Navy Anchors - loan United States Navy Mainmast & mooring bitts - donated . . . — Map (db m71839) HM WM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Rapp's Saloon
This building, the first brick structure in the city, was erected in October 1875 as a tavern by William Rapp. Known as Rapp's Saloon, it served as the town hall from May 1887 to January 1889. Designated as a landmark on August 20 1975 Santa . . . — Map (db m82035) HM
California (Mono County), Bodie — James Stuart Cain
Pioneer banker and mining man born in 1854 and moved to Carson City, Nevada, in 1875. Shortly thereafter he and Martha D. Wells of nearby Genoa were married and moved to Bodie where he engaged in lumber, freighting, banking, and mining operations. . . . — Map (db m54786) HM
California (Mono County), Lee Vining — Sheriff James P. Dolan
In July of 1915, the peace and quiet of Mono County was shattered when Sheriff James P. Dolan died as a result of gunshot wounds received while attempting to apprehend two outlaws who had terrorized ranchers a short distance from this location. . . . — Map (db m11416) HM
California (Monterey County), Carmel — Lone CypressPerched over the Pacific for Hundreds of Years
Even though Monterey cypress trees prefer this area's rugged bare granite headlands, the Lone Cypress is a testament to the hardiness of these trees. It has withstood Pacific storms and winds for roughly 250 years. Fences and cables now offer added . . . — Map (db m8476) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Edward Ricketts1897-1948
Marine biologist, philosopher, writer, ecologist, and friend to many. Immortalized as “Doc” of John Steimbeck’s Cannery Row, the real man had a profound influence on the thinking of writers, artists, and scientists through his . . . — Map (db m54904) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Kalisa's La Ida Cafe1957-2007
Kalisa Moore, known as "Queen of Cannery Row," was born in Latvia and came to America after WWII. She bridged the eras, opening her gourmet restaurant when most of the canneries had closed. Over the years "Kalisa's" became a bohemian coffee . . . — Map (db m81817) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman
Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman Lieutenant Quartermaster and Adjustant General 1847 • 1849 — Map (db m82097) HM
California (Monterey County), Pebble Beach — Sam Morse
Sam Morse was a preservationist long before fashionable. In 1915, he was sent by the Pacific Improvement Company to liquidate its land holdings in the region, including the area now known as Pebble Beach. Instead of pursing the liquidation, Morse . . . — Map (db m83309) HM
California (Orange County), Anaheim — The Steam Donkey
How the Dolbeer Donkey steam engine got its name is one of the real mysteries of the West. Some folks say it was called a "donkey" because loggers thought it was too puny to merit a horsepower rating invented by John Dolbeer, this portable steam . . . — Map (db m55365) HM
California (Orange County), Buena Park — 729 — Rivera School(Old Maizeland)
This was the first school in the Rivera District, constructed in 1868, and previously located on Shugg Lane, now Slauson Avenue — Map (db m103382) HM
California (Orange County), Buena Park — School House
Typical of one room schoolhouse of the 1800's is this one from Beloit, Kansas. Built in 1879, it housed 8 classes at a time from the first through the eighth grades. Schools rarely had more than two rooms in those days, due not only to the limited . . . — Map (db m103383) HM
California (Orange County), San Juan Capistrano — 1 — The Founding Documents of Mission San Juan CapistranoWith a Translation by Monsignor Vincent Lloyd-Russell
Va. Jhs Ma. Jph The Mission of San Juan Capistrano which is about to be established in the valley of the same name or in its vicinity between the Missions of San Diego & San Gabriel of the Earthquakes, about twenty leagues from both & too . . . — Map (db m54230) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — 31 — The Cork'n Bottle BuildingBuilt 1935-36
A rare example of a Depression Era Art Modern style building in Palm Springs. The double and triple bands of horizontal 'streamline' moldings, flat unembellished blocky wall surfaces, and symmetrical façade are characteristics of the Art Modern . . . — Map (db m52737) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPS-13 — Welwood Murray Memorial Library
In 1938 George Welwood Murray donated this land to provide for a library as a memorial to his father, Welwood Murray, pioneer hotel operator. Cornelia white donated an additional strip of property on the eastern end of the site. The existing . . . — Map (db m52732) HM
California (Riverside County), Riverside — War Dog Memorial
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California (San Bernardino County), Baker — The Desert Studies Center
[Panel #1] 1776 - 1830: Early Explorers Francisco Garces 1776 - As the Revolutionary War broke out, California was still a province of Spain, and the Spanish government decided to help feed a hungry Mexico by farming the . . . — Map (db m83575) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Nipton — Who Has Lived Here?
Humans have lived in the Mojave Desert for perhaps 12,000 years. The earliest humans inhabited this region during times of higher precipitation, when the dry lake beds of today were filled with water. Their projectile points, scrapers, and other . . . — Map (db m83464) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Rancho Cucamonga — Red HillCity of Rancho Cucamonga Historic Point of Interest
This site sits at the base of the prominent Red Hill Landmark. The early historic importance of the property stems from its proximity to a reliable water source, Cucamonga Creek, and to its location on the major roadway between Los Angeles and San . . . — Map (db m53036) HM
California (San Diego County), El Cajon — Historic El Cajon Hall̴ 1894 ̴
This building has also served as newspaper office, a bank, telephone company, a lodge, Farmers Institute and a meat market. Purchased by the Weinstock family and served as an appliance and radio store 1932 Purchased & restored by . . . — Map (db m54384) HM
California (San Diego County), Julian — F.L. Blanc Warehouse1906
Built by F.L.Blanc, Parson, Carpenter, Lumberman to store apple box "shook" for drying. When box making failed to pay, he turned it into his first store selling lumber, paint & "A small stock of luxuries." It was used as a rental in the 30's and . . . — Map (db m84775) HM
California (San Diego County), Oceanside — 239 — Mission San Luís Rey de Francia
Founded June 12, 1798 by Father Lasuen, then president of the California missions, and administered by Father Peyri. Notable for its impressive architecture — a composite of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican. — Map (db m401) HM
California (San Diego County), Oceanside — Oceanside Pier
At an election held - June 19, 1926, to vote 100,000 bonds for the construction of this pier, the people of Oceanside voted 685 for, and 95 against. Contract awarded - December 8, 1926. Construction finished and Pier officailly dedicated to . . . — Map (db m62145) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 70 — Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano
Miguel Pedrorena Jr. built this adobe structure in 1869. It was the final adobe built in Old Town. In January 1871 Pedrorena gave the building to his sister Isabel de Altamirano, joining together two pioneer California families. Isabel and her . . . — Map (db m11777) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Clifton A. F. Sprague, Vice Admiral, USNBorn 8 January 1896 - Died 11 April 1955
[Front]: Awards Navy Cross for the 25 October 1944 action off Samar. Admiral Sprague was aboard the escort carrier, USS Fanshaw Bay during this engagement. Legion of Merit Medal for his command of the USS Wasp. Gold Star in lieu of . . . — Map (db m8521) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 55 — Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
A burial ground before 1847, this graveyard became an Army post cemetery in the 1860s. It is the final resting place for most who fell at San Pasqual in 1846, and for the USS Bennington victims of 1905. It became Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in . . . — Map (db m82324) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 57 — La Punta De Los Muertos(Dead Men's Point)
Burial site of Sailors and Marines in 1782 when San Diego Bay was surveyed & charted by Don Juan Pantoja y Arriaga, pilot, and Don José Tovar, mate, of the Royal frigate "La Princesa" and "La Favorita" under command of Don Augustin de Echeverria. — Map (db m51076) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 51 — Old Point Loma Lighthouse
This lighthouse built in 1854, was one of the first eight lighthouses on the Pacific Coast. It continued in use until 1891, when the new Pelican Point Lighthouse began operating. The Point Loma Lighthouse became the site of the Cabrillo National . . . — Map (db m36602) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Cold Springs Tavern
In 1868 this tavern was known as "Cold Springs Relay Station". It was the half way stop between "Mattel's Tavern" to the north, and Patrick Kinevan's "Summit House" to the south. In those days sturdy stagecoaches know as "mudwagons" traveled . . . — Map (db m51856) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 16 — Duke Kahanamoku — Waikīkī Historic Trail
Olympic swimming champion Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1986) spent much of his youth here in Kālia with his mother’s family, the Paoas. The family owned most of the 20 acres which the Hilton Hawaiian Village now occupies. It is said that it was . . . — Map (db m13188) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
He was aggressive in war without hate; he never forgot that he was dealing with human beings, on both sides of the conflict. (E.R. Potter, 1976) Born to Frederickburg, Texas in 1885, Chester W. Nimitz was accepted into the United States naval . . . — Map (db m73127) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — HelumoaWaikiki Historic Trail
Surrounded by this open landscape, one can imagine the huge coconut grove known as Helumoa. Planted by Chief Kakuhihewa around the 15th century, the grove once had nearly 10,000 trees. Kahuamokomoki was an area nearby that served as a sporting . . . — Map (db m73416) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 15 — Kãlia FishpondsDiamond Head from Waikiki Annex Pond — Waikiki Historic Trail
Had you walked across this road in 1897 you might have landed in Waikĩkĩ’s largest fishpond, the Ka’ihikapu, which measured 13 acres. All of today’s Fort DeRussy on the mauka (toward the mountain) side of the road was covered with . . . — Map (db m73113) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — National Soaring Museum
An International Soaring Record was established here on December 18, 1931. William A. Cocke Jr. remained aloft in a glider called the Nighthawk for 21 hours 34 minutes. A new U.S. and World Endurance Record for motorless fight. Cocke’s . . . — Map (db m73556) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Pali Road – From Trail to Highway
In the early 1800s, you had two choices if you wanted to travel between Honolulu and Windward O’ahu. You could take a canoe trip around the southern end of the island or hike over the steep cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains. The pali (cliff) . . . — Map (db m73554) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — 4 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole1871-1922
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, the son of High Chiefess Kekaulike Kinoiki II and High Chief David Kahalepouli Pi’ikoi, was born on March 26, 1871 at Ho’ai, Kaua’i. His mother died soon after his birth and he and his two older brothers were hanai . . . — Map (db m73117) HM
Hawaii (Honolulu County), Honolulu — Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn1875-1899
Born to Chiefess Miriam Kapili Likelike (sister to King Kalākaua and Queen Lili’uokalani) and Governor Archibald Scott Cleghorn. She was the only child born to the last ruling dynasty of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Princess Ka’iulani and her . . . — Map (db m73229) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Alabam
At the height of Hoover Dam construction, more than 7,000 men labored in Black Canyon. Some jobs were glamorous and exciting, such as the high scalers who swung over the canyon on ropes or the cableway operators who kept concrete buckets moving 24 . . . — Map (db m39487) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Frank T. Crowe
[ Front ]: "The Old Man" Francis Trenholm Crowe Born: October 12, 1882 Died: February 26, 1946 World's Outstanding Builder of Dams [ Right Side ]: "We had 5,000 men in a 4000-foot canyon. The problem was to . . . — Map (db m39485) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — The Arrowhead Trail Highway
The first automobile road to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas was the Arrowhead Trail Highway. Planned, promoted and built beginning in the second decade of the twentieth century, this was one of the named interstate highways of the Good Roads . . . — Map (db m103380) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 13 — "Bugsy"Nevada Celebrates Filmmaking
Flashy end-credit sequence filmed here at the Flamingo Hilton Stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening (1991) — Map (db m53375) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — United States Post Office and Courthouse
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior United States Post Office and Courthouse c.1933 — Map (db m47746) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — Engineering Marvels on the Comstock
From the first recorded ore discoveries in 1859, the Comstock area was part of a global community. Arriving from places as diverse as the Germanies, Poland, Russia, and North America, Jewish immigrants with engineering backgrounds, entrepreneurial . . . — Map (db m40485) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — Life in Virginia City on the Comstock Lode
Virginia City, circa. 1880’s, was a bustling industrial community of about 25,000 people which included Gold Hill and the Silver City communities. Gold and silver mining was a corporate environment that was owned by either the bank of California or . . . — Map (db m81819) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — V & T Car No. 13Virginia & Truckee Railroad
The only railroad car ever designed expressively for transportation pf precious metals. Mail-Bullion Car No. 13 was built by the Oxford Car Company in 1874 to the order of the fabulous Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Until 1939 she transported her . . . — Map (db m21864) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Reno — Reno's BeginningLake's Crossing and the Riverside Hotel
A Missouri mulepacker, William C. Fuller failed to strike it rich in California’s gold fields. His trek home, around 1859 or 1860, included a stop in the marshy valley known as the Truckee Meadows, located north of the Comstock Mining District, it . . . — Map (db m77626) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Reno — Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899Dedicated to — Nevada First Cavalry Volunteers
In 1908, the Reno Red Cross Society and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union gave to the City of Reno, a public drinking fountain to serve people, horses, and dogs. It was dedicated to the Nevada Veterans of the Spanish-American War, in . . . — Map (db m77707) WM
Nevada (Washoe County), Reno — Washoe County World War II Memorial
"God grants liberty to only those who love it and are ready to guard and defend it" - Daniel Webster Dedicated to the brave men and women who served their county at home and abroad from 1941 - 1945. Their efforts and sacrifices shall not . . . — Map (db m44526) HM
New Mexico (Quay County), Tucumcari — Fort Bascom1863 - 1870
Built under Brigadier General James H. Carleton. First Post Commander Captain Peter W.L. Plympton with Company F, 7th U.S. Infantry and Company 1st New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry. Named after Captain George N. Bascom, 16th U.S. Infantry. Officers . . . — Map (db m63510)
Ohio (Erie County), Milan — Edison Recalls Milan
My recollections of Milan are somewhat scanty as I left the town when I was not quite seven years old. I remember the wheat elevators on the canal, and Gay shipyard; also the launching of new boats, on which occasion the piece of land called the . . . — Map (db m90659) HM
Ohio (Erie County), Milan — 4-22 — Milan Canal Basin1839-1867
Milan was a leading Great Lakes port after the completion of the 3-mile Milan Canal in 1839. Center of activity was the Milan Basin at this site where produce was brought from area farms for shipment to lake and world ports through 14 warehouses by . . . — Map (db m39910) HM
Ohio (Erie County), Sandusky — 22-22 — Old Perkins Cemetery
Using the power of eminent domain, the United States Government purchased 9,000 acres of land in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio to build the Plum Brook Ordnance Plant in 1941, displacing many families and businesses. This tract included the . . . — Map (db m79099) HM
Ohio (Erie County), Sandusky — Sandusky
Early Indian village of Ogontz; also French & British trading post. 1816 - platted as town of Portland; English version of Indian name, "San Dus Tee," adopted in 1818. First Connecticut settlers arrived in 1817. 1848 - influx of refugees from . . . — Map (db m79098) HM
Ohio (Erie County), Sandusky — Sandusky Aviation, Shipyard & Railroad
First Marker Weldon B. Cooke, Thomas W. Benoist, Reinhardt N. Asumus experimented in early aviation from this site 1912 - 1927.

Second Marker One of Sandusky Shipyard Sites Sail and Steamboats were built 1864-1933 Among the . . . — Map (db m90709) HM

Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Colonel Richard HendersonFounder and Promoter of the noted "Transylvania Land Company"
In recognition of Colonel Richard Henderson Born in Virginia 1735 Died in North Carolina 1785 ————— Founder and Promoter of the noted "Transylvania Land Company" Whose purchase from the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m24373) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — N-13 — Federal Defenses
The hill to the west was a strong point in the system of permanent Federal defenses, started in 1862, which extended to the river on both sides of town. Artillery was emplaced here from time to time. — Map (db m61935) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 135 — The Seeing EyeIndependence and Dignity Since 1929
The Seeing Eye, the world-famous dog guide training school, was incorporated in Nashville January 29, 1929, with headquarters in the Fourth and First National Bank Building at 315 Union St. Morris Frank, a 20-year-old blind man from Nashville, and . . . — Map (db m61940) HM
Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — Thomas Green Ryman1841 - 1904
A prominent riverboat captain and Nashville businessman, Thomas Ryman was known for his generous contributions of time and money to the construction of the Union Gospel Tavernacle. In 1904, the Tabernacle was renamed the Ryman Auditorium in his . . . — Map (db m61941) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 201 — Armour & Company
In 1901, local business leaders G.W. Simpson and L.V. Niles began negotiating with Armour & Co., one of the nation’s four largest meatpacking firms, to encourage establishment of a branch plant in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Stock Yards Co. offered . . . — Map (db m56976) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — AQHHMP #5 — Early Quarter Horse Shows
Prior to 1940, Quarter Horses, also called Steeldusts or Billys, did not have an official breed name. However, there were shows where horsemen brought their Quarter Horses to be judged. William Anson of Christoval, TX, sponsored and judged this type . . . — Map (db m53425) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1385 — Eddleman-McFarland House
Designed by Howard Messer, this Victorian house was built in 1899 for Sarah C. Ball (1825-1904), widow of Galveston banker George Ball. William H. Eddleman (1850-1932), a local banker, bought the home in 1904 and in 1921 gave it to his daughter . . . — Map (db m53418) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — First Methodist Church Building
Initially a wood frame structure constructed in 1874, this “Fourth Street Church” was completed in 1887 of brick and limestone. Admired by many, the building was chronicled as “A very imposing structure in the Town of Fort Worth, . . . — Map (db m53217) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 14 — Flying Machines
Fort Worth residents got their first sight of flying machines in 1911 when the International Aviators National Tour was lured to town by Amon G. Carter, Sr. That same year the first “air mail” letter was delivered. During World War . . . — Map (db m52489) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2026 — Fort Worth"Where the West Begins"
Founded June 6, 1849, as frontier post of Co. F, 2nd Dragoons, 8th Dept., U.S. Army. The commander, Maj. Ripley Arnold, named camp for his former superior officer, Maj. Gen. William Jenkins Worth. In 4 years of operations, the post had but one . . . — Map (db m52714) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2029 — Fort Worth Livestock Exchange
Headquarters, one of the greatest cattle markets in the world. In late 1860s Fort Worth was stop on cattle trails. Market for West Texas organized 1870s. First trader, T.B. Saunders, Sr., soon was joined by others. First small packing houses . . . — Map (db m28359) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2030 — Fort Worth Main Post Office Building
The Fort Worth Post Office was established in 1856 with pioneer settler Julian Field serving as Postmaster. The central offices were moved here in 1933 when this building was completed. Designed by the Fort Worth firm of Wyatt C. Hedrick, it . . . — Map (db m52509) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2033 — Fort Worth Stock Yards Entrance
Spanning Exchange Avenue, this gateway to the Fort Worth Stock Yards was completed in 1910. Constructed by the Topeka Bridge & Land Co. for the Fort Worth Stock Yards Co., it was a significant feat of concrete work for that era. The columns are 22 . . . — Map (db m53414) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 5 — Gamblers & Gunfights
In the 1880s, Fort Worth, “the queen city of the prairies,” was home to good hotels, restaurants, theaters, banks, 60 saloons and 9 churches. Patrons dined at the elegant White Elephant Saloon with its 40-foot mahogany bar and climbed . . . — Map (db m52280) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 8 — Grand Hotels
In March 1878, the lavish El Paso Hotel opened on this block. The three-storied, gas-lit, first class hotel featured a telephone and billiard room. It quickly became the major gathering place for city leaders, businessmen, visitors, actors and . . . — Map (db m52275) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
Organized & Built 15th & Crump Sts. 1875. Rebuilt 13th & Jones Sts. 1883. Rebuilt 5th & Grove Sts. 1912. — Map (db m53421) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 14005 — Quanah Parker
Comanche chief Quanah Parker was a son of two cultures. He was born about 1845 along Elk Creek, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). His Anglo mother was Cynthia Ann Parker, taken captive in a May 1836 raid and adopted by Qua-Ha-Di (Antelope) Comanches, and . . . — Map (db m26908) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — St. Ignatius Academy Building
The first Catholic School in Fort Worth, St. Ignatius Academy was organized by the sisters of St. Mary of Namur in 1885. The first classes were held in a house purchased from Jacob Smith. This four-story limestone structure, used for classrooms and . . . — Map (db m52505) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 5167 — Swift & Company
A leading national meatpacking firm by the 1880s, Swift & Co. adopted a practice of opening branch plants nearer the source of supply. Attracted to Texas by the state’s vast livestock herds. The company chose this site for a new operation as the . . . — Map (db m56974) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 5278 — Thannisch Block Building
The eastern portion of this structure was built in 1906-07 by Col. Thomas Marion Thannisch (1853-1935), one of north Fort Worth's early developers. Designed for use as a hotel and office space to serve the Stockyards community and trade, the . . . — Map (db m53416) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 3569 — The Neil P. Anderson Building
Neil P. Anderson (1847-1912) lived in Fort Worth by 1882. A talented broker, he helped this city set the pace for cotton trading in the inland markets of the southwest. His firm had Sanguinet & Staats design this “Cotton Exchange” with . . . — Map (db m52830) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — The Meadow Run Grist Mill
Not far from the Tavern, the Michie family owned and operated a mill and general store. At the turn of the century the mill fell from decay. In order to recreate the Michie's Tavern-plantation (which stretched for several miles) Historic Michie . . . — Map (db m53611) HM
Virginia (Albemarle County), Charlottesville — Tobacco Barn ca.1790
This barn was once a place to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large landholders, including the Michies, grew tobacco as their principal money-making crop. However, in time, these . . . — Map (db m53612) HM
Virginia, Alexandria — The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well
Underground ice wells were used in the 18th and 19th centuries to store ice for use during the warm months. In Alexandria, blocks of ice were cut from the Potomac River. Ice was placed in this well through a square opening which is marked in the . . . — Map (db m53609) HM
Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — United States Marine Corps War Memorial
Dedicated to the Marine dead of all wars, and their comrades of other services who fell fighting beside them. Created by Felix de Weldon, and inspired by the immortal photograph taken by Joseph J. Rosenthal on February 23, 1945, atop Mt. . . . — Map (db m4914) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop
William Pasteur and John Minson Galt traveled to England to study medicine before returning to Williamsburg to practice. They were partners in this apothecary shop from 1775 to 1778. In addition to dispensing drugs, they provided surgical, midwifery . . . — Map (db m60297) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — The Capitol
The historic site was the seat of Virginia's colonial government for 75 years. Here in May, 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act and on May 15, 1776, a Virginia Convention unanimously proposed that the Continental Congress "declare the United . . . — Map (db m60412) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — The Old Capitol
Here Patrick Henry first kindled the flames of revolution by his resolutions and speech against the Stamp Act May 29-30, 1765. Here, March 12, 1773, Dabney Carr offered and the convention of Virginia unanimously adopted the resolutions to . . . — Map (db m59791) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — The Public Hospital of 1773DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
In 1773, when Williamsburg's Public Hospital opened, it was the first facility in America dedicated solely to the care and treatment of the insane. The original building burned in 1885. Reconstructed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1985, . . . — Map (db m61309) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — The Raleigh Tavern
During Public Times Virginia leaders often met at the Raleigh, Williamsburg's most popular inn. Here in 1769 a group of burgesses adopted the proposal of George Mason for a boycott of British goods. Five years later Burgesses again met in the Apollo . . . — Map (db m60296) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — The Secretary's Office
Officials decided to build the Secretary's Office in which to protect the public papers of the Virginia colony after a fire destroyed the first Capitol in 1747. Completed in 1748, the building was designed to be fireproof. This building also . . . — Map (db m60300) HM
Virginia, Williamsburg — Wetherburn's Tavern
This original eighteenth-century building, expanded to its present size after 1751, housed one of the best known taverns in Williamsburg. It bears the name of its builder and first owner, Henry Wetherburn, who previously operated the Raleigh Tavern . . . — Map (db m60414) HM

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