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By Karen Key, July 20, 2008
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Arkansas (Saline County), Benton — Quapaws, Choctaws, and Chickasaws Passed Here1825 - 1837
The Indian parties followed an ancient trail that became known as the Southwest Trail. The primitive trail took the tribal groups by where you are standing. William S. Lockhart was the first permanent settler in the area, arriving in 1815, at a . . . — Map (db m96596) HM
Arkansas (Saline County), Benton — Saline County's Everlasting Tribute
Saline County’s Everlasting Tribute Here we enshrine forever the glorious memory of the living and the dead who through their valiant efforts and bitter sacrifice kept us a free people Theirs Not to Reason Why, Theirs But to Do . . . — Map (db m96594) WM
California (Amador County), Pine Grove — Hun'geRoundhouse
The semi-subterranean assembly and dance house was the largest structure in the principal village or capital of the tribelet and was owned by the headman.      The sacred hun’ge was the community center for dances, meetings, social . . . — Map (db m71894) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Buellton — The Past and Future Las Cruces Adobe
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has been awarded a federal TEA (Transportation Enhancement Activities) grant to fund the restoration of the Las Cruces Adobe. You may see historians, archaeologists and architects on site researching . . . — Map (db m67195) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Lompoc — Italian Stone PinesPinus Pinea
Planted in the 1930's, this magnificent stand of pines is a treasure in Lompoc's landscape. Rare and historic, these trees receive global recognition for their beauty. — Map (db m67214) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition1806 - 7
Travel the route of these explorers and read Lt. Pike’s own words from his journal. U.S. Army Expedition to explore the United States new southwest boundary with New Spain. The men: Lt. Zebulon M. Pike Dr. John H. Robinson Sgt. . . . — Map (db m71882) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — Welcome "Caminante" to ...
ˇBienvenidos! Caminantes! Come! Take a walk with us. We know an old song, El Caminante, which tells of taking a long walk along the ancient roads. Like the first prehistoric inhabitants, you too are a ‘caminante’, or one who walks upon this . . . — Map (db m71877) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — TestimonySand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
In the aftermath of Sand Creek, federal investigations and military inquiry took place. Dozens of eyewitness' provided testimony. Taken in Washington, D.C., Denver City, Fort Lyon, and other locations, officers, soldiers, and civilians came forth. . . . — Map (db m92949) HM
Colorado (Otero County), La Junta — Edward Dorris
Edward Dorris Died July 21, 1865 Aged 31 years 2 Ms. 28 Ds. EDWARD Thou Hast Gone to Rest In This Far Country of the West Brothers and Friends Mourn and Weep Thou in this Tomb Dost Sweetly Sleep Edward Dorris, a . . . — Map (db m71850) HM
Colorado (Otero County), Rocky Ford — George Washington Swink
Born in Kentucky in 1836 Came to Colorado in 1871 Established a general merchandise store and (trading post) at a rocky ford on the Arkansas River. Moved store and family to present site in 1876, when Santa Fe Railroad was extended . . . — Map (db m70390) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-143 — Battle of Natural BridgeMarch 6, 1865
Site of decisive repulse of Federal forces by Confederate Militia in joint U.S. Army and Navy Operation to take St. Marks. The Army landing at lighthouse was prevented from getting to rear of St. Marks by Confederate opposition at Newport and . . . — Map (db m13721) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-12 — Battle of Kolb's FarmJune 22, 1864
The 14th Kentucky (2d Division, 23d A.C.,) together with the 123d N. Y. (1st Division, 20th A.C.,) [US] were posted as skirmishers East of the Kolb farmstead. The stubborn resistance by the 14th Ky., and the 123d N.Y., disrupted the concerted . . . — Map (db m19573) HM
Idaho (Jerome County), Hunt — Supporting the Camp
Toshio Toyoji and his 44 whse. (warehouse) 20 carpenters make and finish practically all of the office furniture. They remodel and alter barracks for schools and evacuee housing as well as the staff housing. The project sign shop is also . . . — Map (db m71760) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — Robert Evel KnievelExplorer, Motorcyclist and Daredevil
Attempted a mile long leap of the Snake River Canyon on Sept. 8, 1974 employing a unique skycycle. The large dirt ramp is visible approx. 2 miles east of this point on the south ridge of the canyon. Donated to the community by Sunset Memorial — Map (db m62966) HM
Illinois (Clay County), Flora — Lewis Baldwin Parsons
Near this site was the home of Brevet Major General Lewis B. Parsons, who lived in Flora from 1875 until his death in 1907. Born in New York in 1818, Parsons graduated from Harvard Law School and began practice in Alton, Illinois. In 1854 he moved . . . — Map (db m98934) HM
Indiana (Bartholomew County), Columbus — 03.2007.2 — Atterbury Army Air Field
(Front Side) Construction begun summer 1942 under Captain Stratton O. Hammon, who used broad authority over laborers, suppliers, and railroad; base in use February 1943. More than 1,000 workers employed during construction. Base was over . . . — Map (db m63819) HM
Indiana (Bartholomew County), Columbus — 03.1988.1 — Lowell Mills
From 1830 to 1880 the community of Lowell Mills thrived here along Driftwood River. There were two grist mills, a cooperage, a shoemaker's shop, a distillery, a saw mill, a woolen mill, an inn and general store. When the mills closed, the town was . . . — Map (db m63794) HM
Indiana (Clark County), Borden — 10.1995.1 — Borden Institute Site
Coeducational school founded 1884 by William W. Borden primarily to serve children of southern Indiana farmers. Low-cost, progressive program included teacher preparation and laboratory-based scientific studies. School closed 1906. Borden also . . . — Map (db m74115) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Benton — Site Of The First School House In Elkhart County
This stone marks the site of the first school house in Elkhart County built of oak logs in 1830 — Map (db m44809) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Elkhart — Elkhart County Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
Erected by The William Tuffs Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution In Honor of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Elkhart County William Tuffs • Walter Denny • John Proctor • Jacob Leer • John R. . . . — Map (db m75444) WM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Elkhart — Elkhart River Wharves
East from this point, along the "Elkheart" River were located the wharves where produce and merchandise to and from the village of "Elkheart", 1835 to 1851, was carried by Keel and Steamboat. — Map (db m61185) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Elkhart — Havilah Beardsley1795 – 1856
In Honor of Havilah Beardsley. 1795 – 1856 First physician of this township who purchased Section five of the Indians in 1829, and in 1832 laid out the original plat of Elkhart. Built the first saw mill in 1831; the first flour . . . — Map (db m73147) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Goshen — Buffalo & Mississippi RailroadPumpkinvine Nature Trail
On February 21st, 1837, the Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad first met in South Bend, Indiana to discuss the development of a rail system that would connect the county seats between Chicago, Illinois and Toledo, Ohio. After the State of Indiana denied . . . — Map (db m72700) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), Goshen — Pioneer Dierdorff Cemetery Folk Lore
The folk lore concerning this cemetery has been handed down through generations by word of mouth. Most of it has proved to be factual through the efforts of Gordon Treesh, who researched old records and diaries. This is not a family cemetery, . . . — Map (db m74217) HM
Indiana (Elkhart County), New Paris — New Paris World War II Memorial
★ World War II ★ In Memoriam Baringer, Philip H. • Frederick, Clifford • Miller, Harold • Reed, Melvin, Jr. • Stiver, William J. • Weaver, Glen C. ★ ★ ★ Aschliman, Walter • Baringer, Joseph W. . . . — Map (db m72513) WM
Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Gordon's or Millville Lock #24
Gordon's, or Millville Lock #24, was one of the 56 locks on the Whitewater Canal constructed to accommodate a 491-foot drop in elevation along its course. The water level could be raised or lowered eight feet. Mitered gates at both ends of the . . . — Map (db m66863) HM
Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — 27.1988.1 — West Ward School
This Richardsonian Romanesque style structure, built 1900-1902, reflects the area's prosperity during the natural gas boom. The town of Harrisburg had been renamed Gas City in 1892. — Map (db m63801) HM
Indiana (Hamilton County), Atlanta — 29.2016.1 — Roberts Settlement
Free people of color left the South starting in the 1820s as threats to freedom and property escalated with slavery expansion. In 1835, Hansel and Elijah Roberts and Micajah Walden of North Carolina bought land in Hamilton County near anti-slavery . . . — Map (db m98840) HM
Indiana (Hendricks County), Plainfield — Van Buren Elm
Marked by Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter Daughters of The American Revolution 1941 — Map (db m69405) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1972.1 — Forks of Wabash
The junction of the Wabash and Little rivers, 100 yards south, was the western terminus of the Maumee-Wabash long portage and, in 1835, of the first section of the Wabash and Erie Canal. During the 18th century French and English traders passed this . . . — Map (db m45118) HM
Indiana (Jackson County), Vallonia — Site of Fort Vallonia
This Memorial Marks the Site of Fort Vallonia Built in 1810 Erected by The Jackson County Historical Society Aug. 10, 1916 — Map (db m74072) HM
Indiana (Jay County), Balbec — A Station on the Underground Railroad
Tradition says Eliza Harris of Uncle Tom's cabin fame rested here in her flight to Canada — Map (db m45184) HM
Indiana (Johnson County), Bargersville — Bargersville School
This is the site of the Bargersville School that opened in 1912 with 162 students as part of White River Township's Center Grove Schools. Students in grades 1-8 attended here until 1937. — Map (db m66835) HM
Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — Five Unknown Soldiers Memorial
Five Unknown Soldiers with George Rogers Clark at Capture of Fort Sackville Vincennes, Ind. February 25, 1779 — Map (db m99121) HM WM
Indiana (Kosciusko County), Atwood — Highland CemeteryCemetery Heritage
Highland Cemetery Established 1861 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana's Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2011 Indiana Historical Bureau and Harrison . . . — Map (db m75540) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Door Village Fort
(Left Tablet) The LaPorte Historical Society Here places the names of the men who built the stockade: A.P. Andrews, Jr. - Commander - Peter White - Captain - William Adams • Elijah Brown • Daniel Carpenter • Jacob Coleman • . . . — Map (db m77076) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Door Village School1832 - 1983
1832 - First log school 1883 - Two story brick school for grades 1 - 8 1900 - Grades 9 - 11 added 1912 - Grades 9 - 11 discontinued 1948 - New one story school with 4            classrooms and gym 1955 - Four classrooms added 1963 . . . — Map (db m77098) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), Michigan City — St. Mary's Parish World War I Memorial and Honor Roll
(Front Panel) 1917          1919 In Piam Memoriam Erected to the greater glory of God And in memory of these four young men of St. Mary's Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives for God and Country . . . — Map (db m77393) WM
Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Otis Park
Presented to the City of Bedford October 31, 1935 by Fred B. Otis, editor of the Bedford Daily Mail. An area of 145.81 acres of beautiful landscape, including the fine old mansion, Pine Hall. Dedicated to refined recreation and pleasure of all the . . . — Map (db m74153) HM
Indiana (Lawrence County), Oolitic — 47.1966.1 — Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries
Largest building stone quarries in the world, in continuous operation since the 1830s. These quarries have produced stone for many of the world’s largest and finest memorials, buildings and bridges. — Map (db m74165) HM
Indiana (Madison County), Pendleton — 48.2013.1 — Abolitionists Mobbed
(Side One) In 1843, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sent speakers to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana to hold "One Hundred Conventions" on abolition. When speakers encountered citizens with deeply held racist ideas, they were . . . — Map (db m69254) HM
Indiana (Monroe County), Bloomington — 53.2008.1 — Kappa Alpha Psi
(Side One) Excluded from social events at Indiana University, black male students founded and incorporated Kappa Alpha Nu in 1911. One of the earliest black national social fraternities established in the U.S. One goal was to expand to . . . — Map (db m74172) HM
Indiana (Noble County), Kendallville — Lakeview CemeteryCemetery Heritage
Lakeview Cemetery Established 1867 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana's Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2008 Indiana Historical Bureau and City of . . . — Map (db m68837) HM
Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — Cataract Falls
Cataract Falls are the result of oceans and ice. The limestone outcroppings that form Cataract Falls formed millions of years ago when this region was covered by a large shallow ocean.
  • Layers of calcium-rich materials fell to the ocean . . . — Map (db m74183)
Indiana (Putnam County), Russellville — Foundation Rock
From Portland Mills Bridge Built 1856 Relocated 1960 — Map (db m69403) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1997.1 — Normain Heights Subdivision
Veterans' Homes of Mishawaka, Inc., founded by veterans, 1946, built (1947-1949) to counter housing shortage after World War II. 315 houses built on battle-named streets to seven designs; innovative features: aluminum siding, complete kitchen and . . . — Map (db m61834) HM
Indiana (Steuben County), Fremont — 76.2000.1 — Indiana's Northern Boundary Line
(Front Side) Indiana admitted by the U.S. Congress as nineteenth state 1816. Enabling Act moved northern boundary ten miles north of southernmost tip of Lake Michigan providing direct access to the lake. Boundary first surveyed 1817 by . . . — Map (db m61519) HM
Indiana (Switzerland County), Patriot — 78.1980.1 — Dr. Elwood Mead(1858 - 1936) — "Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom"
Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, . . . — Map (db m66902) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Lagro — 85.2000.1 — St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
(Front Side) Congregation founded 1836, serving Irish who immigrated to area to work on construction of Wabash and Erie Canal, 1834-1837. Many Irish bought land and stayed as permanent residents using their religious and cultural . . . — Map (db m61121) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Richvalley — 85.1995.1 — Miami Indian Mills
This millstone is a remnant of the grist and saw mills built near here for Miami Indians by United States government as part of 1818 Treaty of St. Mary's. Treaty also established several Miami reservations in area. Possibly first industrial site in . . . — Map (db m61118) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Cook's CabinParadise Spring Riverwalk
Meals for the treaty participants were prepared in the cook’s cabin. While the exact number of participants is not known, it is documented that the Potawatomie and Miami tribes camped on both sides of the Wabash River, numbered in the several . . . — Map (db m76569) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Council House
The Council House was used by the commissioners during negotiations and preparation of the Treaty of 1826. Following the completion of the treaty signing, it continued to play an important role in the development of the area. In the spring of . . . — Map (db m76574) HM
Kentucky (Barren County), Cave City — 1489 — Cave City Raid
CSA General John Hunt Morgan and a company of troops arrived here, May 11, 1862. They seized a train reported to be carrying some of Morgan's men captured at Lebanon, Tenn. Instead, it carried railroad employees whom he released. Morgan burned the . . . — Map (db m321) HM
Kentucky (Barren County), Glasgow — Headquarters Troop, 123rd CavalryKentucky National Guard
Federalized Jan. 6, 1941 as Battery B, 106th A.A. BN. Sailed for Europe April 30, 1942. Fought in 8 campaigns–Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Captain . . . — Map (db m88119) HM WM
Kentucky (Floyd County), Prestonsburg — A Desperate Fight, but Few Casualties
Compared to battles fought later in the war, Middle Creek produced very light casualties. Though more than 3,000 participated in the fight, only fifteen men were killed. Union losses at Middle Creek were three killed and eighteen wounded. . . . — Map (db m97547) HM
Kentucky (Floyd County), Prestonsburg — The May FarmStaging Area for Humphrey Marshall's Confederates
The 400-acre May Farm, with its steam-powered grist mill, was used as a recruiting post and staging area by the region’s leading secessionists. In September 1861, Jack May, Hiram Hawkins, Ezekial Clay, James M. Thomas, Benjamin Desha, and other . . . — Map (db m97381) HM
Kentucky (Floyd County), Prestonsburg — The Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation
The Middle Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is an organization of community leaders and historians who have joined together to preserve this nationally significant Civil War battlefield. The foundation's purpose . . . — Map (db m69139) HM
Kentucky (Floyd County), Prestonsburg — Why They Fought Here
During the first few months of the war, Kentucky remained neutral. The August 1861 election, however, sent a Unionist majority to Frankfort. The new legislature voted to suppress the rebellion, and Federal marshals began arresting men suspected of . . . — Map (db m69137) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — General Edward Henry Hobson
Edward Henry Hobson was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, on July 11, 1825. He was educated in the common schools of Greensburg and Danville, Kentucky. He worked for his father who was a successful merchant in Greensburg. In 1846 Hobson enlisted for . . . — Map (db m96925) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 1239 — Green County, 1792
Formed from parts of Lincoln and Nelson counties. The last of seven formed during first legislature. Named for Gen. Nathaniel Greene, who, in the Revolutionary War, commanded a unit at Boston, 1776; helped plan defense of New York; fought at . . . — Map (db m96930) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — 846 — Lincoln's Law Partner
Birthplace of William H. Herndon, 1818. Family moved to Illinois, 1820. An anti-slavery advocate and partner with Abraham Lincoln in practice of law, 1844-61. Herndon, Mayor of Springfield; State Bank Examiner. After Lincoln’s death, devoted life to . . . — Map (db m96932) HM
Kentucky (Hart County), Munfordville — Fort CraigBattle and Siege of Munfordville — September 14 - 17, 1862
The mound on the hilltop before you is Fort Craig, a five-pointed earthen “star fort” that saw the fiercest fighting of the Civil War Battle and Siege of Munfordville, September 14-17, 1862. Forces of the 7th, 9th, and 29th Mississippi . . . — Map (db m88389) HM
Kentucky (Laurel County), East Bernstadt — Camp Wildcat
Home of the original Confederate encampment October 1861 — Map (db m84350) HM
Kentucky (Laurel County), London — 2113 — Congressmen Buried in London / Congressmen Buried in A.R. Dyche Memorial Park
(Side One) Congressmen Buried in London Wm. H. Randall (1822-81), lawyer, co. clerk, judge, 8th dist. rep. in 38th and 39th Congresses, buried in family plot on East 1st Street. Vincent Boreing (1839-1903), newspaperman, 1st lt. . . . — Map (db m84428) HM
Kentucky (Laurel County), London — 2060 — Sue Bennett College
(Side One) Sue Bennett Memorial School, named for Madison Co. promoter, opened 1897 to educated mountain children. Funded by local people and the Methodists, school taught all grades. Commercial Dept. Opened 1901; county high school, . . . — Map (db m87753) HM
Kentucky (Leslie County), Hyden — 2359 — Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster
On December 30, 1970 an explosion caused by coal dust that was ignited by explosives occurred in mine shafts 15 and 16. The blast resulted in the deaths of 38 men. A lone survivor was blown out of the mine. The disaster occurred exactly one year . . . — Map (db m87772) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Center — 1000 — Savoyard
Birthplace of Eugene W. Newman, whose pen name was given to the town, formerly Chicken Bristle. A noted Washington columnist for several metropolitan newspapers and author of sketches about the Pennyrile of Kentucky. Known as great political writer, . . . — Map (db m97000) HM
Michigan (Allegan County), Douglas — L1628 — Pier Cove
Surveyed in 1839, the village of Pier Cove was once hailed as "the busiest port between St. Joseph and Muskegon." Before the Civil War, Pier Cove was a bustling community and a major point for lumber distribution, with ships departing daily carrying . . . — Map (db m73498) HM
Michigan (Allegan County), Holland — L483 — Graafschap Christian Reformed Church
(Side One) Erected in 1862, this church was the center of the Dutch immigrant community. The first settlers in this area arrived in early 1847 led by the Reverend Albertus C. V. Raalte. In June of that year a separate group of seventy . . . — Map (db m73685) HM
Michigan (Allegan County), Otsego — L2119 — Otsego Methodist Church
The Otsego Methodist Church was organized in 1842 and served by a traveling minister. The first church was built on this site in 1847. On December 22, 1889, over 900 townspeople attended the dedication of the present church. Many donated money . . . — Map (db m69960) HM
Michigan (Allegan County), Wayland — L1274 — Henika Ladies Library
Upon her death in April 1899, Julia Robinson Henika bequeathed two thousand dollars to the Wayland Ladies Library Association for construction of a library building. Her husband George H. Henika, and mother, Mary Forbes, later donated additional . . . — Map (db m73679) HM
Michigan (Berrien County), Benton Harbor — Benton Harbor Fruit Market
Relocated and constructed on this site 1967-1968 by authority of Benton Harbor City Commission, as of June 20, 1968.      This agricultural marketing facility was originally created by the city of Benton Harbor in 1870 at its original location at . . . — Map (db m85364) HM
Michigan (Berrien County), Benton Harbor — S155 — The Fruit Belt
Because of Lake Michigan's moderating effect, a narrow coastal strip from Indiana to Grand Traverse Bay, 300 miles north, is blessed by a climate uniquely suited to fruit growing. This fact was observed by the 1840's when peaches already were being . . . — Map (db m64812) HM
Michigan (Berrien County), Bertrand — 260 — St. Joseph's Mission
Here, in 1837, in the then flourishing settlement of Bertrand, a fine brick church, dedicated to St. Joseph, was built to serve the Catholics of this area. In this church, on September 8, 1844, the habit of the Sisters of the Holy Cross was given . . . — Map (db m64931) HM
Michigan (Berrien County), Niles — Father Claude Jean Allouez S. J.
To the memory of Father Claude Jean Allouez S. J. Whose intrepid courage won the admiration of the Indians and whose apostolic zeal earned for him the title of the Francis Xavier of the American Missions. Father Allouez was born at St. . . . — Map (db m68554) HM
Michigan (Berrien County), Union Pier — L2179 — Gordon Beach Inn
Built in 1924 by Louis and Lena Gordon, and expanded four years later, Gordon Beach Inn was the centerpiece of the Jewish resort subdivision of the same name. The Gordons operated the inn for a decade before losing it during the Great Depression. . . . — Map (db m64829) HM
Michigan (Branch County), Coldwater — L1642C — Branch County / Branch County Courthouse Site
(Obverse Side) Branch County Branch County, named for John Branch, President Andrew Jackson's secretary of the navy, was one of thirteen counties established by the Michigan Territorial Legislature in 1829. The village of Branch, . . . — Map (db m66759) HM
Michigan (Branch County), Girard Township — L2015 — Methodist Episcopal Church
Methodists held the first religious services in Girard Township. Organized in 1832 by the Reverend Ezekiel Gavit, a circuit rider, the congregation met in homes and a school until a church was built in 1844. When that structure burned in 1887 it was . . . — Map (db m65812) HM
Michigan (Branch County), Union City — Union City Civil War Monument
(West Side) To the Memory of Our Fallen Heroes 1861 - 1865 Erected May 30th, 1884 (South Side) Franklin Pitssburg Landing (sic) Nashville (East Side) Atlanta Mission Ridge Vicksburg . . . — Map (db m65840) WM
Michigan (Cass County), Cassopolis — L487 — Cass County Courthouse
Completed in 1899, this wooden frame building with limestone veneer is the third courthouse to serve Cass County. The Territorial Government of Michigan established the county in 1829 and named it after then Governor Lewis Cass. Two years later . . . — Map (db m64729) HM
Michigan (Cass County), Cassopolis — Cass County Veterans Memorial
(Panel 1) “Who More Than Self Their Country Loved” 1946 (Panel 2) Korean Conflict 1950 to 1955 Name - City - DOB - DOD - Rank Eugene Waldo - Dowagiac - . . . — Map (db m75408) WM
Michigan (Cass County), Cassopolis — L1352 — Chain Lake Baptist Church and Cemetery
In the 1830s southern runaway slaves bound for freedom in Canada came into Michigan near Cassopolis. In 1840, Cass County's Quaker community, which provided a haven for the fugitives, became an integral part of the Underground Railroad. Many free . . . — Map (db m64712) HM
Michigan (Cass County), Edwardsburg — L821A — District Schoolhouse
This late-Victorian schoolhouse was built in 1874-75. Constructed at a cost of $3,000, it is made of locally manufactured yellow and red brick. The 1882 Cass County History described it as "the best rural schoolhouse in the State." Its two . . . — Map (db m64644) HM
Michigan (Cass County), Sumnerville — S666/L667 — Sumnerville Mounds / Sumnerville Cemetery
(Obverse Side) Sumnerville Mounds Between the first and fourth centuries A.D. Hopewell Indians built nine burial mounds near here. The six remaining earthen mounds reflect the Hopewellian culture, which flourished in the Eastern . . . — Map (db m64742) HM
Michigan (Cass County), Vandalia — The Underground Railway
This boulder commemorates a station of the Underground Railway used from 1840 to 1850. It was the home of Stephen Bogue who aided runaway slaves on their way to freedom. — Map (db m68754) HM
Michigan (Hillsdale County), Camden — Where Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Meet
130 feet south is the point where Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio meet. — Map (db m62129) HM
Michigan (Huron County), Harbor Beach — "White Rock": The History, Oral Traditions, and Tales
"White Rock" is steeped in history and oral traditions. Henry Schoolcraft, in his Travels of 1820, speaks of the White Rock and its prominence. He says, "White Rock, an enormous detached mass of transition limestone standing in the lake at the . . . — Map (db m68867) HM
Michigan (Kalamazoo County), Galesburg — S222 — The Kalamazoo Region
Kalamazoo is an Indian word said to mean "boiling water." Originally it was applied to the river that flows northwesterly to Lake Michigan. A trickle of settlers in the late 1820's became a torrent in the 1830's as the region's fertile prairies, oak . . . — Map (db m68803) HM
Michigan (Saint Joseph County), Centreville — One Hundredth Anniversary of Centreville
Erected in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of the Village of Centreville 1831 – 1931 — Map (db m72981) HM
Michigan (Saint Joseph County), Centreville — L1150A — St. Joseph County Courthouse
(Front Side) Michigan Territorial Governor George B. Porter proclaimed Centreville the St. Joseph County seat on November 22, 1831. On November 7, 1831, Robert Clark Jr., Electra W. Dean, Charles Noble and Daniel B. Miller donated the . . . — Map (db m64540) HM
Michigan (Saint Joseph County), Constantine — Constantine Civil War Monument
Constantine to her Soldiers 1861—1865 — Map (db m72979) WM
Michigan (Saint Joseph County), White Pigeon — L1205 — U.S. Land Survey Office
Signed on August 29, 1821, the Treaty of Chicago resulted in the Potawatomi and other tribes in southwestern Michigan Territory turning over their lands to the federal government. In 1831, after the land was surveyed, the government opened this . . . — Map (db m64544) HM
Michigan (Shiawassee County), Perry — Reference Mark for Michigan Center of PopulationBased upon the 2000 Federal Census
Position of this monument: Latitude: N42 48' 42.63" Longitude: W84 18' 25.41" Elevation: 885.8 ft. Established in 2003 by: Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Michigan Department of Transportation National Geodetic . . . — Map (db m65123) HM
Michigan (Van Buren County), Covert — Covert World War II Memorial
The citizens of Covert Township with solemn pride and reverent gratitude honor those who gave their lives to win World War II 1941 — 1945 William O. Bigoness Jr. Walter J. Fitch Edward H. Hecker George E. Husek . . . — Map (db m69958) WM
Michigan (Van Buren County), Paw Paw — L1375A — St. Mark's Church / The Reverend Darius Barker
(Obverse Side) St. Mark's Church St. Mark's parish, organized at the county courthouse on February 22, 1851, is Paw Paw's oldest Episcopal congregation. The Reverend Voltaire Spaulding conducted the first service in a vacant . . . — Map (db m68435) HM
Michigan (Van Buren County), South Haven — South Haven World War I Memorial
To Our Heroes Veterans of the World War 1917 — 1918 — Map (db m69990) WM
Mississippi (Adams County), Natchez — Spanish Colonial Natchez1779 ~ 1798
Following acquisition of the Natchez District in 1779, the Spanish founded the City of Natchez ca.1790 to serve as the capital. Under Governor Manuel Gayoso, the city was planned and surveyed by John Girault in a typical Spanish grid plan around a . . . — Map (db m10058) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Houston — Bynum Mounds
(Marker #1) Prehistoric Trade Raw materials and articles from distant areas reached the Indians of the Bynum site by trade along trails that were the forerunners of the Natchez Trace.
  • Spool-shaped objects made of . . . — Map (db m84830) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Woodland — Old Trace
Preserved here is a portion of a nearly 200-year old road – the Old Natchez Trace. Maintaining this 500-mile long wilderness road in the early 1800's was a difficult if not hopeless task.      As you look down the sunken trench note the . . . — Map (db m84832) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Baldwyn — Twentymile Bottom
Twentymile Bottom, now cultivated, was typical of the many low areas along streams through which the Natchez Trace passed.      In 1812 Reverend John Johnson stopped at Old Factors Stand, near this bottom, and wrote this account of bottomland . . . — Map (db m84764) HM
Mississippi (Madison County), Canton — Tupelo–Baldcypress Swamp
Water tupelo and baldcypress trees can live in deep water for long periods. After taking root in summer when the swamp is nearly dry, the seedlings can stay alive in water deep enough to kill other plants.      This trail leads through an . . . — Map (db m87490)
Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Belmont — Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway
In the mid 1700's Sieur de Bienville, founder of Mobile, recommended to Louis XIV, a waterway connecting the Tennessee River with the Tombigbee River. Later, American settlers also recognized the advantages of such a shortcut. Residents of Knox . . . — Map (db m84730) HM
Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Tishomingo — Natchez Trace
Natchez Trace Marked by Daughters of American Revolution LaSalle Chapter Corinth, MS. 1908     Tishomingo Chamber of Commerce 1988 — Map (db m97629) HM
Missouri (Christian County), Clever — Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri — 1858-1861
The John C. Ashmore Relay Station in northwest Christian County stood in Polk Township, 152 ½ miles from the Tipton Terminus. It was the only station in the county. — Map (db m99690) HM
Missouri (Iron County), Pilot Knob — Battle of Pilot KnobIron Furnace — September 27, 1864, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The iron furnace is the most visible remains of what was once a thriving iron mining industry in the Arcadia Valley. The first iron furnace was constructed in 1848, but was destroyed by the rebel army after the Battle of Pilot Knob. It was rebuilt a . . . — Map (db m99208) HM
Missouri (Lawrence County), Aurora — Smith Station
Smith Spring Water Station 1858 Butterfield Stage Line Overland Mail — Map (db m99689) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Confectionery
The confectionery located at this site in the Allen Hotel Block, built in 1905, was a favorite stop for Marcelineans with a sweet tooth. When designing Downtown Disney, which is adjacent to Disneyland, the Disney Company included Marceline's . . . — Map (db m62153) HM
Missouri (Linn County), Marceline — Main Street USA
Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline today is much as it was when he lived here. The first plans of Disneyland show a remarkable resemblance to the town, with it's store fronts on main street and locomotives coming and going. All who enter Disneyland . . . — Map (db m62154) HM
Missouri (McDonald County), Lanagan — McDonald County
McDonald County, 540 sq. miles of Ozark grandeur in Missouri’s extreme southwest, was called Seneca when it was formed in 1847. Fully organized in 1849, it was named for Rev. War soldier Alexander McDonald.      Pineville, the county seat, was . . . — Map (db m99715) HM
Missouri (Webster County), Marshfield — Webster County
Webster County, organized March 3, 1855, encompasses 590 sq. miles of the highest extensive upland area of Missouri’s Ozarks. The judicial seat, Marshfield, lies 1490 feet above sea level, highest county seat in Mo. Pioneer legislator John F. . . . — Map (db m99606) HM
Missouri (Webster County), Marshfield — Webster County War Memorial
In Memory of the Men and Women from Webster County who died in the military service of their country during World War I and II, Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. This memorial was erected by patriotic citizens and veterans of Webster . . . — Map (db m99604) WM
Missouri (Wright County), Hartville — Wright County
Wright County, in the Ozark Highland of Missouri, lies in a region ceded the U.S. by the Osage Indians in 1808. The first white settlers, mainly from Tennessee, came in the 1830’s. The county, named for Senator Silas Wright of N.Y., was organized in . . . — Map (db m99290) HM
Montana (Powell County), Elliston — The Mullan Road
From this point west to the Idaho line, Us Highway 12 and I-90 follows the route of a military road located and constructed in Montana between 1859 - 62 by Captain John Mullan. The road was 624 miles long and connected Fort Benton, Montana, with . . . — Map (db m71950) HM
Nebraska (Deuel County), Big Springs — 114 — Big Springs
     The history of Big Springs, northeast of here, has been closely associated with the Union Pacific Railroad since 1867, when a station was established at that point. A nearby spring, from which the station derived its name, provided an . . . — Map (db m68069) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Austin — 135 — New Pass Station
In 1861, the rocks composing the walls of this stage station and freighter stop were in neat rows and roofed with bundles of willow. It was one part of "Stagecoach King" John Butterfield's Overland Mail & Stage Company Road Systems, which at the . . . — Map (db m67145) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — Measuring Earthquakes
Scientists measure the force of an earthquake in several ways. The Richter Scale and the Modified Mercalli Scale are the two methods most often used to gauge an earthquake's strength and magnitude. The Richter Scale provides an . . . — Map (db m62122) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Beehives
Once part of a sand deposit that covered a vast area, these rocks have been subjected to a relentless attack by harsh winds, rain, heat and cold creating the many unusual formations that make up the Valley of Fire. — Map (db m72357)
Nevada (Elko County), Carlin — Beowawe Geysers
From this vantage point one can see the steam rising from the geysers located near the base of the far hill across the valley. The U.S. Geological Survey has designated an area south of Beowawe a Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA). The area, . . . — Map (db m69117) HM
Nevada (Elko County), Elko — C-38 — California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff
About two miles southwest of this marker, the Greenhorn Cutoff ascended and wound through the hills for about twelve miles to avoid river crossings in Carlin Canyon. — Map (db m70353) HM
Nevada (Humboldt County), Winnemucca — 164 — Button Point(Named in Honor of Frank Button)
A few houses, a ferry across the Humboldt River, and Bridge Street paved with sagebrush stubs comprised the town of Winnemucca in 1873 when Frank Button and his uncle I.V. Button drove cattle into the area to begin ranching operations in the rich, . . . — Map (db m67427) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), McGill — Strength and Endurance
Descriptions of the variety and number of horses used by the Pony Express became distorted during the course of its history since November 1861. In general, the type of horse used for carrying the rider and mail depended greatly on the region. The . . . — Map (db m67127) HM
North Carolina (Dare County), Kill Devil Hills — Kill Devil Hills
"...the sand fairly blinds us. It blows across the ground in clouds. We certainly can't complain of the place. We came down here for wind and sand, and we got them." Letter from Orville Wright to Katharine Wright, October 18, . . . — Map (db m10146) HM
North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — North Carolina Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest
The United Daughters of the Confederacy in cooperation with the United States Forest Service planted this 125 acre forest as a living memorial to the 125,000 soldiers North Carolina provided the Confederacy. The 125,000 Red Spruce tree forest was . . . — Map (db m70614) WM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Measure of MenGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The high, rounded mountain in front of you is Clingmans Dome (6,643 feet elevation), the highest mountain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the highest in Tennessee, and the third highest in the eastern United States. It bears the name of . . . — Map (db m67901) HM
Ohio (Fulton County), Archbold — 1-26 — Erie J. Sauder
A pioneer furniture manufacturer and philanthropist, Erie J. Sauder (1904-1997) was born and reared on a farm in Archbold. With the help of his wife Leona, he began woodworking in their town barn in 1934. Crafting tables and church pews, the Sauder . . . — Map (db m69003) HM
Oregon (Wallowa County), Imnaha — A Monumental LandscapeHells Canyon National Recreation Area
Across Horse Creek from you is “Monument Ridge” named for its mysterious stone monuments that are visible with binoculars. It is not known exactly who made them or why. Perhaps they were built to mark grazing areas or piled up by a . . . — Map (db m71728) HM
Oregon (Wallowa County), Imnaha — The Nez Perce War of 1877
In May, 1877, Chief Joseph gathered his band of Nez Perce Indians from their winter villages along the Imnaha. Instead of heading for their customary summering country in the Wallowa Valley, they began their famous fighting retreat from General O.O. . . . — Map (db m71743) HM
Oregon (Wallowa County), Joseph — Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
In 1975, Congress created the 652,488 - acre Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. It is managed by the USDA Forest Service under the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area offers a variety of exceptional . . . — Map (db m71732)
South Carolina (Lancaster County), Van Wyck — The Boy of the WaxhawsBy Anna Hyatt Huntington
This statue of the young Andrew Jackson is a gift to the children of South Carolina by the sculptor, Anna Hyatt Huntington. Children of the elementary schools throughout the state contributed their nickel and dimes for the base. "We, the . . . — Map (db m23779) HM
South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Hebrew Hill (Mt. Zion)
Deadwood is recognized as the site of the first organized Jewish Community in South Dakota. The Hebrew Cemetery Association was the first to purchase a section of Mount Moriah Cemetery, August 20, 1896. The section is located higher up on Jerusalem . . . — Map (db m27070) HM
Tennessee (Lewis County), Hohenwald — Natchez Trace
This plainly visible, though long deserted road is a section of The Natchez Trace, evolved from Buffalo and Indian Trails, into The First National Highway of the South-West, cut and opened under authority of the United States Government, after . . . — Map (db m42767) HM
Texas (Bell County), Holland — 6493 — The Woman's Study Club of Holland
On January 14, 1914, a small group of local women met to organize a study club for the cultural advancement of its members. In addition to its primary focus, the club soon adopted a series of civic projects, including many that offered financial . . . — Map (db m89893) HM
Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9585 — James Franklin Perry(September 19, 1790 - September 13, 1853)
A native of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, James Franklin Perry moved to Potosi, Missouri, in 1808. He joined the mercantile business of his relatives Samuel and John Perry, and became a partner in 1818.      While living in Potosi, Perry met and . . . — Map (db m90627) HM
Texas (Brazoria County), Surfside — 9605 — Velasco
Here was fought a battle-- the first collision in arms between Texas colonists and the Mexican military-- a conflict preliminary to the Texas War for Independence. On June 26, 1832, when Texans under John Austin and Henry Smith came down river with . . . — Map (db m10332) HM
Texas (Brown County), May — 5885 — Wolf Valley Cemetery
This cemetery originally served pioneer settlers of the Wolf Valley community, which began about 1875. The earliest grave is that of S.T. Tollette, who was buried here May 11, 1882. Also buried that same month were James Lyon and R.P. Ramsey. The . . . — Map (db m89616) HM
Texas (Caldwell County), Lockhart — 9759 — Caldwell County
A part of De Witt’s Colony, 1825-1836. A part of Gonzales County to 1848. First settlements were on Plum Creek and the San Marcos River Created     March 6, 1848 Organized     August 7, 1848 Named in honor of Mathew . . . — Map (db m91552) HM
Texas (Callahan County), Baird — Pioneers
County Organized July 3, 1877 Named for James H. Callahan Ranger Captain and Indian Fighter — Map (db m80820) HM
Texas (Callahan County), Baird — The Bankhead Highway
The Bankhead National Highway, from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California, was the nation’s first all-weather, coast-to-coast highway. The southern road skirted the western mountains and was largely free from ice and snow, so it could be used . . . — Map (db m80763) HM
Texas (Callahan County), Clyde — 1006 — Community of Clyde
Settlers began moving to this area when the Texas and Pacific Railroad completed its line in December 1880. Many located near the commissary of railroad crew foreman Robert Clyde, for whom the town is named. A post office was established in 1881. . . . — Map (db m80724) HM
Texas (Callahan County), Putnam — 573 — Burkett Pecan Tree
The original Burkett Pecan tree, bred from a native tree, 1900, by J.H. Burkett (1861-1945), Texas pecan industry leader. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1966 — Map (db m79314) HM
Texas (Coke County), Blackwell — 4983 — Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861(Butterfield Stage)
Passed near this site, providing for the first time combined passenger and mail service between Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. Operating west from St. Louis and Memphis, John Butterfield’s company used 1350 horses and mules and 90 Concord coaches and . . . — Map (db m77944) HM
Texas (Coke County), Bronte — 518 — Bronte Depot
Built by local stonemason James C. Lammers (1874-1942), this depot was completed in 1911, two years after the first train arrived in Bronte. Built of locally quarried materials, the depot features stone lintels and window sills and a red tile roof. . . . — Map (db m12236) HM
Texas (Coke County), Bronte — 1974 — Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. Located 8 mi. north on old Butterfield Stageline. Upon secession, company of First Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles occupied this post to give protection against Indians. Stopover on way west for many Union . . . — Map (db m82378) HM
Texas (Coke County), Robert Lee — 741 — Cary Allen Gates(October 4, 1836 - July 27, 1927)
Born near town of Paint Lick, Kentucky. Came to Collin County, Texas, 1858. Joined Confederate army at McKinney, October, 1861, as private in Army of Tennessee.      Served in five divisions. Was in Battle of Chickamauga; hurt at Murfreesboro, . . . — Map (db m95975) HM
Texas (Coke County), Robert Lee — 4671 — Natural Landmark Shelving Rock(8 mi. W. on Private Land)
Archeological findings at an overhanging rock ledge on Walnut Creek show that the spot, midway between the Colorado and North Concho Rivers, was for hundreds of years campsite or village of nomadic Indians who sought the shelter, running water, . . . — Map (db m95932) HM
Texas (Coleman County), Coleman — 2523 — Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord1834 – 1914
(Front Side) South Carolinian. Came to Texas 1853 ▲ Surveyor of lands in this region, including the site of Camp Colorado ▲ Texas Ranger ▲ Prominent secessionist. Member Texas state troops at start of Civil War ▲ . . . — Map (db m85761) HM
Texas (Coleman County), Santa Anna — Santa Anna Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all United States military personnel who risked their lives for God and country and to the rebirth of patriotism of this great nation May 27, 1991 — Map (db m94528) WM
Texas (Coleman County), Valera — 5628 — Valera Cemetery
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad established a railway line about eight miles southwest of Coleman in 1904. The town of Valera developed in the area around the train depot. Its business district, established parallel to the railroad, . . . — Map (db m94422) HM
Texas (Coleman County), Voss — 4792 — Site of Flat Top Settlement
A frontier center of traffic and communications. First known settler, Richard Coffey, lived here in 1860’s, except in weeks when pioneers banded together in Pickettville Fort (NW of here) for protection against Indians.      This was on the . . . — Map (db m94421) HM
Texas (Coryell County), Evant — 1511 — Evant
The town of Evant traces its history to an earlier settlement in this area. Langford Cove, founded in 1855 by Asa Langford (1820-1907), was located adjacent to and partly within the south boundary of the present town of Evant. A United States post . . . — Map (db m89695) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 1933 — Foard County
Formed from Hardeman, King Cottle, and Know Counties Created      March 3, 1891 Organized      April 27, 1891 Named in Honor of Robert L. Foard 1831 - 1898 A Confederate Officer Prominent Lawyer of Columbus Texas . . . — Map (db m81442) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 12719 — Foard County Courthouse
This is the second courthouse to serve Foard County since its creation in 1891. By 1909, the first courthouse proved too small for the needs of the county, and voters passed a bond election for the purpose of building a new one. The Commissioners . . . — Map (db m81386) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10022 — Crabapple School
German immigrants who came to Fredericksburg in the late 1840s and who later settled in this area erected a native limestone school which opened in 1878 with about 40 students. The land was donated by farmer Mathias Schmidt who according to local . . . — Map (db m91631) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10016 — Old Cherry Spring SchoolDas Alte Schulhaus
The Cherry Spring community was founded by German immigrants about 1850. Classes for schoolchildren were held in private homes. In 1859 German nobleman Wilhelm Marschall von Bieberstein deeded ten acres of land to L. Schneider, H. Bradhering, W. . . . — Map (db m91645) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Fredericksburg — 10082 — The Meinhardt-Pfeil Home
The original section of this two-story limestone residence was constructed about 1850 by pioneer area settlers Albert and Doris Meinhardt. A widow in 1879, Doris sold the property to her former son-in-law G. Adolph Pfeil (d. 1926), a local cotton . . . — Map (db m94290) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — "Mr. Jelly Bean"Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Beyond the Pedernales is Stonewall’s Project Head Start building—a symbol of one of President Johnson’s enduring legacies to the American people. President Johnson initiated the Head Start program in 1965; it was one of many programs that . . . — Map (db m91184) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — A River Runs ThroughLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
I first remember walking along the banks of the Pedernales when I was a boy four or five years of age. Lyndon Baines Johnson The Pedernales River carves out the landscape of the Texas Hill Country, stretching 106 miles from . . . — Map (db m91182) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Conserving the LandscapeLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
To a Texas rancher like Lyndon Johnson, conservation meant getting the most from the soil, water, and grass. The landscape before you reflects some of President Johnson’s conservation efforts. These upper fields are terraced to control erosion and . . . — Map (db m91234) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Lifetime of ServiceLyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
The Secret Service had a presence in the Johnson family for forty-six years beginning on January 20, 1961 when Lyndon Johnson was inaugurated as vice president. Over that lifetime of service, agents witnessed many events, both in Washington and . . . — Map (db m91316) HM
Texas (Gillespie County), Stonewall — Longhorn Cattle and White-Tail Deer
Why do we keep these animals in this enclosure? A small herd of Longhorns and White-tail deer are kept in this pasture so our visitors can view these prominent icons of Texas. Longhorn Cattle “Someone has said that . . . — Map (db m91014) HM
Texas (Haskell County), Haskell — Haskell County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives in All Wars Haskell County Veterans who gave their life for our Country Smith Allen • James F. Alley • Elbert P. Alvis • Alton Lyndell Anderson • Melvin D. Andress • Troy E. . . . — Map (db m82058) WM
Texas (Jones County), Avoca — 390 — Bethel Lutheran Church(Site Acquired, Cemetery Located, 1906; This Sanctuary Built, 1932-41)
Situated on ranch land of family of S.M. Swenson, banker who in 1850s underwrote Swedish migration to Texas. Church forms center for Ericksdahl community, founded 1905 by Swedes formerly living near Austin. Visiting pastors L.J. Sundquist and J.A. . . . — Map (db m79170) HM
Texas (Lampasas County), Adamsville — 5097 — 2.5 Mi. East is Birthplace of Stanley Walker(1898 - 1962)
Noted Texas journalist and editor. Began his career in Austin and Dallas. From 1920 to 1935 was with New York “Herald-Tribune”, where as city editor he trained many writers. Also was on staff of Philadelphia “Ledger”. He . . . — Map (db m89895) HM
Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9452 — Packsaddle Mountain
Two and one half miles east on the Packsaddle Mountain in a battle fought August 4, 1873 Captain J. R. Moss, Stephen B. Moss William B. Moss, Eli Lloyd Arch Martin, Pink Ayers E. D. Harrington and Robert Brown routed a band of Indians . . . — Map (db m20643) HM
Texas (Mason County), Mason — 11276 — Old Fort Mason
Situated near a spring long used by Indians; built of stone quarried from Post Hill. Fort helped protect Texas frontier from Indians. Colonel Robert E. Lee stationed in Texas 2 years, commanded Fort Mason from Feb. 1860 to Feb. 1861. Here he made . . . — Map (db m90948) HM
Texas (McLennan County), Waco — 2708 — Jacob de Cordova(June 6, 1808 - January 26, 1868)
Born to a Jewish family in Spanishtown, Jamaica, British West Indies, Jacob de Cordova immigrated to Philadelphia about 1830. After a brief return to Jamaica where he founded a newspaper, he became engaged in trade between New Orleans and Texas. He . . . — Map (db m94685) HM
Texas (Mills County), Goldthwaite — 783 — Center City Community
Settled in 1854 by the families of William Jenkins and David Morris (1811-89), this community was called “Hughes Store” after W.C. Hughes and his wife opened a store here in the 1870s. They platted a townsite in 1876, hoping to attract . . . — Map (db m89944) HM
Texas (Nolan County), Roscoe — The Bankhead Highway
The Bankhead National Highway, from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California, was the nation’s first all-weather, coast-to-coast highway. The southern road skirted the western mountains and was largely free from ice and snow, so it could be used . . . — Map (db m80506) HM
Texas (Palo Pinto County), Strawn — 15491 — Strawn
Anglo settlement began in this area, known as North Fork, in 1855. Stephen Bethel Strawn moved here in 1859 and in 1880 donated the right-of-way for the Texas and Pacific Railroad and laid off property for a townsite. The community’s economy was . . . — Map (db m98440) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 976 — Colorado River Ferry Crossing
Used in 1880s for travel on Ballinger–San Angelo Road. Rates fixed by the county court ranged from one cent for a head of livestock to one dollar for 6 horses and a wagon.      Ferry was in use until building of first cedar and pine wood . . . — Map (db m95194) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 5064 — St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church
Early Roman Catholic worship services in Ballinger were held by missionaries in a church building constructed in 1895. In 1910, during the pastorate of the Rev. J.B. Frigon, this building was completed to serve the congregation. Constructed of . . . — Map (db m95196) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Rowena — 16206 — SPJST Lodge No. 49
On May 2, 1904, eighteen charter members organized SPJST Lodge No. 49 in Runnels County. Founded just eight years after the SPJST’s organization, Lodge No. 49 continued the Czech-Texan benevolent society’s goals of promoting fellowship and Czech . . . — Map (db m96032) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Winters — 1108 — Crews
Settled in 1880's. Named for C.R. Crews, Ballinger businessman. Mrs. Betty Sims was earliest voluntary teacher–mail carrier. School was built 1890 (with the Rev. Mr. Lockhart, first teacher). Post office established 1892 in Wise & Broughten . . . — Map (db m79248) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Winters — 1285 — Drasco Community
Originally called County Line. Name changed when general store owner R.O. Kerr applied for a post office and was granted one under name Drasco on Dec. 16, 1904. (Post office site is across street, south.) Kerr was postmaster until 1909.      First . . . — Map (db m81910) HM
Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — 17640 — First Christian Church
In December 1886, Evangelist J.P. Pinkerton led 26 people from 19 families to found this church. Members met in the Shackelford County courthouse. Miss Betty Parker then gave $50 to buy land for a one-room frame building completed in January 1889 at . . . — Map (db m85200) HM
Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — 4650 — Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail
Erected 1877-78 by architects and builders Thomas & Woerner of Fort Worth. Gerard B. Allen of Saint Louis furnished ironwork. Initials on many of the native limestone blocks show masons’ claims to payment for work.      An early prisoner, John . . . — Map (db m94071) HM
Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — 5253 — Texas Central Railway Company
The Houston & Texas Central Railway, which began building north from Houston in 1856, was tapped in 1872 by a branch line from Waco. In 1879, the Texas Central Railway Co. was chartered to extend the branch from Ross, 11 miles north of Waco, to the . . . — Map (db m94053) HM
Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — 13676 — The Rev. John Brown, Clara Barton and the 1886-1887 Drought Relief
Scottish immigrant John Brown (1842-1903) moved west following his theological studies in New York. He married Mary Jane Matthews Larn near Fort Griffin and in 1884 became minister of Albany Presbyterian Church, just as West Texas farmers and . . . — Map (db m85634) HM
Texas (Taylor County), Abilene — 22 — 12th Armored Division at Camp Barkeley
Established as a U.S. Army training camp in 1940, Camp Barkeley (whose main entrance was about seven miles south of this site) became one of the nation’s largest World War II military training bases. The 12th Armored Division, activated at Camp . . . — Map (db m74770) HM
Texas (Taylor County), Abilene — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 ”I Have a Dream” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American leader of nonviolence and a prophet of peace in a time of trouble. He dared valiantly to dream that . . . — Map (db m79784) HM
Texas (Taylor County), Abilene — 3500 — Mount Zion Baptist Church
The Rev. James Curry, a missionary from Sherman, Texas, organized this congregation in 1885. It is the oldest African American church in the city. The Rev. James Lewis served as first pastor of the congregation, which met in a small house near the . . . — Map (db m78834) HM
Texas (Taylor County), Abilene — 2403 — Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch(On hill east of Cedar Creek)
In December 1880, H.C. Whithers of the Texas & Pacific Railroad met local men here to decide on a site for a cattle shipping center. Bypassing the county seat of Buffalo Gap, the railroad platted a new town named Abilene for the famous cattle town . . . — Map (db m78016) HM
Texas (Taylor County), Buffalo Gap — 5647 — Vicinity of Indian Fight
On Aug. 29, 1863, Indian raiders (probably Comanches) coming north from Mason County, with stolen horses, were caught a mile east of Buffalo Gap by Lt. T.C. Wright and eleven State troopers.      The outnumbered soldiers were forced to attack up a . . . — Map (db m74715) HM
Texas (Throckmorton County), Throckmorton — 16161 — Capt. Marcy Meets Chief Senaco
In 1849, U.S. Army Captain Randolph B. Marcy was charged with establishing an overland road from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico for emigrants seeking gold in California. On October 20, a party of Comanches approached Marcy and his men . . . — Map (db m93271) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Van — 11415 — Brady P. Gentry(March 25, 1895 - Nov. 9, 1966) — Park Dedicated to Memory of Texas State Highway Commission Chairman
A man whose public service was of highest order. Born on a farm near this site in Van Zandt County. Educated at Cumberland University (Tennessee) and Tyler Commercial College, was County Attorney and County Judge of Smith County. As chairman of . . . — Map (db m84511) HM
Texas (Wichita County), Burkburnett — 571 — Burkburnett("Boomtown, U.S.A."; 1 mi. sw)
One of the most famous Texas boom towns. Name was given to post office at request of President T.R. Roosevelt after his 1905 wolf hunt with rancher Burk Burnett in this area. Townsite was laid out in 1907 by Joseph A. Kemp and Frank Kell, surveyors . . . — Map (db m74822) HM
Texas (Young County), Newcastle — 3376 — Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio)
Past this Point Extended a Military Road Connecting Fort Belknap and San Antonio. Blazed in 1851 by Lieutenant Francis T. Bryan of the U.S. Army. Traveled by troops, supply trains and frontier settlers. — Map (db m93535) HM
Utah (Rich County), Garden City — 74 — Fur Traders Rendezvous
The Rocky Mountain Fur Company, headed by Milton G. Sublette, David E. Jackson and Jedediah S. Smith, conducted a fur trading rendezvous in this vicinity in June-July, 1827, taking 130 bales of beaver furs for shipment to St. Louis by pack train. . . . — Map (db m66970) HM
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — Echo Canyon
Historic Corridor Modern roads and highways often follow historic transportation corridors. In the mid 1800s, the California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express Trails all passed through this canyon. Today, Interstate 80 in Echo Canyon . . . — Map (db m67627) HM
Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Welcome to the Bonneville Salt FlatsAnd Utah's Famed Measure Mile—Site of World Land-Speed Record Runs
Utah's famed measured mile is located approximately seven miles beyond this marker, well in front of the mountains you see on the horizon. The elevation along that course is approximately 4,218 feet above sea level. *** The total length of the . . . — Map (db m67177) HM
Virginia (Amelia County), Jetersville — M-26 — Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek
[Obverse]: This is the Hillsman House, used by the Unionists as a hospital in the engagement of April 6, 1865. From the west side of the creek the Confederates charged and broke through the Union infantry, but were stopped by the batteries . . . — Map (db m8284) HM
Washington (Franklin County), Washtucna — Stealing a Stream
Before the Ice Age floods, no stream or waterfall existed here. Instead, the Palouse River flowed through Washtucna Coulee. What caused the river to jump its course? When the floods surged across the area, they cut a path through the fractured . . . — Map (db m83021)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — A Living Landscape
The basalt you see in the dry distant hills and the rock under your feet holds a tale of dramatic change. The landscape tells a story of ancient floods, rivers of lava, and the impact of humans along the Columbia River. If you look carefully and . . . — Map (db m82828)
Washington (Kittitas County), Vantage — In the Path of Cataclysmic Floods
You are standing in the pathway of some of the largest floods ever known. They carved steep-walled canyons, sculpted immense waterfalls, and left behind landscapes found nowhere else on earth. Massive Glacial Dams and Lakes During the . . . — Map (db m82826)
Wisconsin (Ashland County), Odanah — 70 — The Bad River
The Mauvaise (Bad) River was so named by the French due to the difficulties of its navigation. The Indians called it Mushkeezeebi or Marsh River. In 1845 the Rev. L.H. Wheeler, Protestant missionary at La Pointe, planned an agricultural settlement . . . — Map (db m63661) HM
Wyoming (Albany County), Laramie — Henry Bourne Joy and the Lincoln Highway
This monument commemorates the Lincoln Highway, America's first transcontinental automobile road, and Henry Bourne Joy, the first president of the Lincoln Highway Association (1913). Joy, also president of the Packard Motor Car Company, is sometimes . . . — Map (db m47145) HM
Wyoming (Albany County), Laramie — Site of Fort Sanders
This Monument Marks the Site of Fort Sanders Established September 5, 1866 Abandoned May 18, 1882 Named in Honor of Brigadier General William P. Sanders Erected by the State of Wyoming and Jacques Laramie Chapter . . . — Map (db m67995) HM
Wyoming (Big Horn County), Shell — Copman's Tomb
The red cliff face to your left flanks Sunlight Mesa. At the top is Elephant Head Rock, so named because of its shape. The triangle-shaped mountain to the right is named Pyramid Peak. To your far right is a prominent rock-topped mountain called . . . — Map (db m68892) HM
Wyoming (Carbon County), Sinclair — Fort Fred SteeleHistorical Overview
The south central portion of Wyoming has long been a travel corridor for prehistoric and historic people. Native American tribes from the Great Basin region to the west crossed this area to hunt buffalo on the eastern plains.          From 1810 . . . — Map (db m67988) HM
Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Farson — "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants
Graves were an all-to-frequent reminder of the dangers of overland travel. Most emigrant journals record death, burial, or passing graves during the day's travel. Most burials along the trail were hasty affairs. The official Company Journal of . . . — Map (db m67045) HM

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