Quantcast
Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Showcase


Channel Catalog



Channel Description:

History happened here.

older | 1 | .... | 2110 | 2111 | (Page 2112) | 2113 | 2114 | .... | 3098 | newer

    0 0

    Bryan, Texas.
    Bryan was platted on land granted to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad in 1859. In 1900, a second railroad, the Calvert, Waco & Brazos Valley (CW & BV) was built through Bryan by George Gould. The CW & BV built a depot . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/03/18--23:28: Union Literary Institute
  • near Union City, Indiana.
    Union Literary Institute was one of the first schools to offer higher education without regard to color or sex before the Civil War. It was established in 1846 by a biracial board, including free blacks from nearby . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/03/18--23:35: Ocean Park Branch Library
  • Santa Monica, California.
    The Ocean Park Branch Library was built as a gift of the Carnegie Foundation in 1918 on land donated by the Tegner family. The design is a simplified variation of Greek Revival architecture. Although small Carnegie Libraries . . .

    (Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    , Turkey.
    English Text: Pausanius, a geographer and traveler of the 2nd century A.D., relates that Alexander came to the slopes of Mt Pagos (Kadifekale) to hunt, that he fell asleep under a plane tree by a spring in front of the . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/03/18--23:40: WPA Projects at Kyle School
  • Kyle, Texas.
    Public education in the Kyle area dates to the Texas Constitution of 1876 and its establishment of a statewide free school system. Under this legislation, school trustees D.A. Barbee, D.J.B. Barbee and Captain Fergus Kyle . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--00:03: G.F. "Betico" Croes
  • , Aruba.
    G.F. "Betico” Croes Luchado incansabel pa Aruba su Status Aparte. Pueblo a honre cu e titulo di "Libertador" Fought for the right of "Status Aparte” for Aruba ~ autonomous status in the Dutch Kingdom ~ The public honored him . . .

    (Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--00:08: J.E. "Juancho" Irausquin
  • , Aruba.
    J.E. "Juancho" Irausquin Gran visionario cu a reconoce e importancia di turismo pa Aruba y a cuminsa cu e desaroyo di e industria aki como un di e Aruba su pilarnan principal di nos economia. Great visionary who recognized . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--00:10: J.H.A. "Shon Henny" Eman
  • , Aruba.
    J.H.A. "Shon Henny" Eman Visionario politico y estatal, ken a inicia e lucha pa Aruba su separacion for di Antiyas Hulandes. Political and statutory visionary whom initiatated the fight for Aruba's separation from the Dutch . . .

    (Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--00:21: Preston Rose Austin
  • Tivoli, Texas.
    A far-sighted businessman who contributed much to the development of South Texas, Preston Rose Austin was born in Harrison County and grew up in Victoria County. After achieving prominence as a stock raiser, Austin became a . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--00:24: Gregorio Barrera
  • Rio Grande City, Texas.
    W.W. II Veteran, POW and Survivor of the Bataan Death March Gregorio Barrera was born in Rio Grande City in 1917 and volunteered to serve in the Army in 1941. He was assigned to the Philippines and was there when the United . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--07:07: Getting Water
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    A well sweep is one of the simplest ways to raise water from a well. A well sweep is like a big seesaw, with one end heavier than the other. A bucket is tied to the lighter end. When you lower the bucket into the well, the . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    , Turkey.
    English Text: Inscribed base of a statue of Claudius Aristophanes Aurelianus, neocorus of the cult of the emperor at Smyrna (end of 2nd beginning of 3rd century A.D.). When used for a person the term neocorus meant "servant . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--09:29: Haney's Big House
  • Ferriday, Louisiana.
    Will Haney, a World War I vet, was one of Ferriday's leading African-American businessmen who made his living selling insurance, managing rental property and operating a laundry and hotel. But he is nationally known for his . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    near Colorado City, Texas.
    Completion of The Westbrook Field T&P No. 1 oil well in 1920 signaled the beginning of commercial oil production in the Permian Basin. In the rush of oil activity that followed, the P.C. Coleman No. 1 Well was drilled on . . .

    (Exploration • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--11:35: San Román Buliding
  • Brownsville, Texas.
    Erected 1850 for Don Jose San Román, native of Biscay, Spain - importer, steamboat owner, merchant, investor in city lots. He and successor, Feliciano San Román, backed the Rio Grande Railroad. Fulgencio Lopez was last of . . .

    (Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--11:48: Site of Town of Cuthbert
  • near Colorado City, Texas.
    Founded in 1890 by D.T. Bozeman, teacher and merchant, on a Main Wagon Road, 16 miles northwest of Colorado (City). Town was named for Bozeman's neighbor, T.T. Cuthbertson, first Postmaster was Mrs. Bozeman. A good well by . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--12:01: San Roman Building
  • Brownsville, Texas.
    (English) Built in 1850 for José San Román, the building is an example of Border Brick architecture. Significant alterations have been made such as the varying height of the street facade. The San Román family occupied it . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 07/04/18--12:03: Handley Cemetery
  • near Colorado City, Texas.
    Site given by John J. Handley (1842-1935), Confederate veteran who settled here in 1892, after living earlier in Georgia and in Smith and Comanche Counties, Texas. A farmer, he lived to see agriculture rival ranching. . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Brownsville, Texas.
    This Catholic order was founded in 1816 in France by Bishop Eugene De Mazonod. They came to Brownsville at the request of local citizens and held their first mass on December 8, 1849 on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Markham, Texas.
    In 1920, near Clemville, Texas, J.S. Abercrombie Mineral Company put this pumping rig into operation on a new oil well at a location west of present El Dorado Road. In 1927 the well went dry, and the pumping rig was not used . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

older | 1 | .... | 2110 | 2111 | (Page 2112) | 2113 | 2114 | .... | 3098 | newer