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History happened here.

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  • 01/15/20--09:53: 426 North First Street West
  • Missoula, Montana.
    One hundred thirty-seven Missoulians—mostly railroad workers—lived in the Ross House, a large hotel complex that occupied half this block in 1890. Ten years later, a covered walkway still connected the two-story wooden . . .

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

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  • 01/15/20--10:51: Dr. Evert Van Dieren
  • , Netherlands.
    hier woonde Dr. Evert Van Dieren Eerste Voorzitter A.G.G. 1861 1940 - (English translation:) Here lived Dr. Evert Van Dieren (1861-1940), first president of the Amsterdam Medical Association.

    (Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/20--11:46: Ancient Paths
  • Middlebury, Vermont.
    Vermont is crossed by a complete system of ancient major routes from the Lake Champlain Valley to the Connecticut River Valley leading eventually to the sea. Paths were first made by migrating herds of animals searching for . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/20--11:58: Ulrich Zwingli
  • , Austria.
    . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/20--12:36: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • , Austria.
    Erster Vorschlag für eine Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien durch Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 1646 - 1716 Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker, Theologe, Geologe, Techniker, Philologe, Jurist, Historiker und Diplomat - The . . .

    (Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Moser River, Nova Scotia.
    In memory of those who gave their lives for their country 1914-1918 Basil Atkins • George Englehutt • Courtney Hull • Arthur MacDonald Guy Smith • Harry Smith • Leonard Smith • Stuart Smith 1939-1945 Wallace Barnard • Walter . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/20--14:01: Growing here
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    The seed of the Swamp Milkweed contains buoyant white tufts, effective for seed dispersal and once used for pillows and life-jackets during WWII.

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/20--14:05: Growing here
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    European explorers were so enamored by the Cardinal Flower that it quickly made its way from the US and Canada to European gardens by the 1630s.

    (Colonial Era • Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/20--14:20: Hurrah!
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, and the Polish Cultural Institute present Hurrah!, a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the diplomatic . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Peace) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Austria.
    Hier stand zur Zeit der Babenberger ein Stadtthor. - (English translation:)At the time of the Babenbergs, a city gate stood here.

    (Forts, Castles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/20--05:27: Anxiety 4th
  • Independence, Missouri.
    This was the site of the headquarters farm of Gudgell & Simpson, early day Hereford cattle breeders. In 1881 this firm imported from England Anxiety 4th, cornerstone sire, from which almost all Hereford cattle in America are . . .

    (Agriculture • Animals) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/20--05:30: Bess Truman Birthplace
  • Independence, Missouri.
    Elizabeth Virginia (Bess) Wallace, grand-daughter of Independence miller George Porterfield Gates and daughter of Margaret (Madge) Gates Wallace and David W. Wallace, was born at this residence on February 13, 1885. Bess . . .

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

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  • 01/16/20--05:34: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
  • near Granite City, Illinois.
    Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. . . .

    (Agriculture • Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/20--06:07: They Lived Long on the Land
  • near West Liberty, Ohio.
    Benjamin M. Piatt, son of a Revolutionary War patriot, was raised on farms in New Jersey and later in Kentucky. As a young adult in the Cincinnati area, Benjamin's interests in commerce, real estate and law brought . . .

    (Agriculture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Missoula, Montana.
    The two buildings along Wolf Avenue that are joined today as apartments have separate histories. The older building fronting Second Avenue was listed in the 1890 city directory as a taxidermy shop and residence. By 1893, the . . .

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

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  • 01/16/20--09:40: The Resort Era
  • near Syracuse, New York.
    Onondaga Lake was once the "Coney Island” of Central New York, with a number of resorts and amusement parks established along the western shore from 1875 through 1920. The Maple Bay Hotel, with a beach, large dancing . . .

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

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    New York, New York.
    The statue of the Uruguayan independence leader and national hero, General José Artigas (1764-1850), is one of a pantheon of six sculptures to Latin American leaders which overlook the Avenue of the Americas. They include . . .

    (Hispanic Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/20--09:46: 906 Worden
  • Missoula, Montana.
    As Hellgate trading post grew into Missoula after 1860, farms sprouted north of the city center. The 1883 arrival of the Northern Pacific railroad brought residential construction to the Northside. The new neighborhood . . .

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

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  • 01/16/20--10:01: Orleans Honor Roll
  • Orleans, Massachusetts.
    Honor Roll Dedicated to the Men of the Town of Orleans Who Served In 1917 – The World War – 1919 Army Bailey George · Baker Warren W. · Betts Charley E. · Chase Fred N. · Childs Adelbert A. · Crowell George E. · Eldredge . . .

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

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  • 01/16/20--10:06: 613 North Third Street West
  • Missoula, Montana.
    Born of the 1883 arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Northside grew with the railroad’s early twentieth- century expansion. Simple housing predominated in the working-class neighborhood, which contained few brick . . .

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

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