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 | .... | 2677 | 2678 | (Page 2679) | 2680 | 2681 | .... | 3103 | newer

    0 0
  • 05/28/19--20:22: Organizing Nature
  • Lorton, Virginia.
    George Mason designed a formal, symmetrical garden south of the house. A tall wooden fence separated the garden from the surrounding buildings, roads, fields, and forest. Visitors entered the garden from the mansion or . . .

    (Agriculture • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/28/19--20:24: Lower East Side - Peck Slip
  • New York, New York.
    In addition to its maritime history, the area surrounding Peck Slip boasts many New York landmarks. Opened in 1812 just to the south, Fulton Fish Market (1) is one of the last working areas on the waterfront and the largest . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    In 1927, Christ Manolis purchased the candy store at the southwest corner of 27th Avenue and Lake Street. Manolis emigrated from Greece at the age of 13 as part of the Great Diaspora—the migration of hundreds of thousands of . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/28/19--20:29: Pawlet Veterans Monument
  • Pawlet, Vermont.
    To all those who honorably served our country in time of need (five service medallions)

    (War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    St. Augustine, Florida.
    This site, and main-building, has served as administration, classroom instruction, and community center—circa 1901 to 1959 – and as a BEACON-OF- HOPE for the educational and cultural aspirations of a community with great . . .

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

    0 0

    New York, New York.
    Right: Archaeological Discovery While excavating to build Imagination Playground, archeologists uncovered buried wharfs. Codswise’s Wharf, along John Street, was built between 1803 and 1807 by George Codwise Jr., a prominent . . .

    (Anthropology • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    , Barbados.
    Engineer’s Office & Quarters Built circa 1720 The oldest ‘house’ within the Garrison. Known today as the ‘Bush Hill House’ or the George Washington House and Museum. George Washington stayed here in 1751. Acquired for the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    The story of Fire Station No. 21 begins in 1894, when fire engines were large wagons pulled by a team of horses that transported firemen and equipment. Until 1901, the station had only a "chemical engine," an extinguisher . . .

    (Government) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Tehachapi, California.
    In 1933 California’s first women’s prison was established in Tehachapi to provide an environment more conductive to rehabilitation than San Quentin State Prison. Two-story buildings were constructed of reinforced concrete in . . .

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

    0 0
  • 05/28/19--21:28: Walk to Freedom
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    In 1768, Scottish physician, Dr. Andrew Turnbull, received a large land grant 70 miles south of St. Augustine. Turnbull recruited 1,403 villagers from the Mediterranean and Baltic Islands of Minorca, Greece, Turkey and . . .

    (Agriculture • Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Southgate, Kentucky.
    Site of Beverly Hills Supper Club, popular night spot from 1930s—70s. Burnt May 28, 1977 killing 165. Third worst nightclub fire in US; changed building-code enforcement. First disaster case tried as class action suit, . . .

    (Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/29/19--09:20: The Village of Glenwillow
  • Glenwillow, Ohio.
    The Village of Glenwillow was developed and has survived over the last century as a rural enclave whose character has been shaped by the Austin Powder Company. Glenwillow began as a company town of the Austin Powder Company, . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/29/19--10:44: Life on the Land
  • Gunnison, Utah.
    In 1911, the Jewish Agricultural and Colonial Association of Philadelphia purchased 6,085 acres of land and water rights from the Utah State Land board for the agricultural experiment that they would name Clarion. Members of . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/29/19--10:50: The Colonists of Clarion
  • Gunnison, Utah.
    For the Jewish settlers who came to Utah, Clarion was not just a theoretical experiment; it was a real opportunity to escape the poverty and stress of life in the ghettos of the eastern cities, for themselves as well as . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/29/19--10:55: “Back to the Soil”
  • Gunnison, Utah.
    From the beginning of the Common Era and into the nineteenth century, European Jews were prohibited from owning land. By necessity, Jews abandoned an agrarian existence and turned to a more urban way of life, becoming . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Green River, Utah.
    At this location in January of 1854, the Great Pathfinder of the American West, John C. Fremont, and 21 other men found themselves in the middle of winter. The explorers were part of Fremont's last expedition of the American . . .

    (Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0
  • 05/29/19--11:17: Brooks Building
  • Chicago, Illinois.
    Holabird & Roche, architect 1909- 10 An excellent example of the Chicago School, an architectural style of international importance that developed between the 1880s and the early 1900s. This building was commissioned by . . .

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

    0 0

    Chicago, Illinois.
    Daniel H. Burnham and Charles Atwood, 1892; D.H.Burnham and Co., 1902, 1906, 1907; Graham, Burnham & Co., 1914 architects 1892- 1914 The Marshall Field and Company Building is the “grande dame” of Chicago department store . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Fort Edward, New York.
    Archaeological excavations in the Fort Edward region have shown that Native Americans have lived here for at least 8,000 years, and probably as long as 11,000-12,000 years. The Hudson River, as well as several lakes and . . .

    (Anthropology • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

    0 0

    Fort Edward, New York.
    "These volunteers I formed into a company by themselves, and took the more immediate command and management of them to myself; and for their benefit and instruction reduced into writing the following rules or plan of . . .

    (War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, GPS coordinates, map.

older | 1 | .... | 2677 | 2678 | (Page 2679) | 2680 | 2681 | .... | 3103 | newer