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Confederate Soldiers

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Alexandria, Virginia.
"How sleep the brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest" Beneath this mound lie the remains of thirty-four Confederate Soldiers Which were disinterred from the Alexandria Soldiers' Cemetery (Federal) and . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Lewis and Clark Enter Washington

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Clarkston, Washington.
Guided by two Nez Perce men, the Lewis and Clark Expedition entered present-day Washington on October 10, 1805. They beached their dugout canoes and camped at a site across the Snake River from here. In this area, the . . .

(Exploration • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Water Storage Tank and Wash Basins

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, Mexico.
Estanque y lavaderos El huerto del Real Colegio de Niñas de Santa Rosa de Viterbo tuvo funciones similares al de otras edificaciones conventuales.Tuvo sembrados árboles frutales y se cultivaban verduras y plantas medicinales . . .

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

The Main Water Canal

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, Mexico.
La Acequia Madre La Acequia madre de la ciudad de Santiago de Querétaro se comenzó a construir desde fines del sigio XVI como un canal de tierra zanjada derivado del río Querétaro. Esta Acequia, constituye el primer proyecto . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Le criard / Fog horn

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Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec.
Même si le phare de Cap-des-Rosiers projetait l'un des rayons de lumière les plus puissants de la colonie à l'époque de sa mise en opération, il n'en demeurait pas moins que le brouillard constituait toujours un écueil . . .

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

Bisencio Varrocio Escallola

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, Mexico.
El 6 de agosto del año de 1660, Día de La Transfiguración del Señor, se colocó la primera piedra de esta catedral, magna obra encargada al arquitecto italiano, maestro mayor y aparejador Bisencio Varrocio Escallola conocido . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Temuut'su

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near Silcott, Washington.
The Nez Perce Indian Nation was comprised of hundreds of separate bands. Chief Timothy, along with Red Wolf, ruled the Alpowa Band whose camp was located where Alpowa Creek meets the Snake River. Chief Timothy, a Nez Perce . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dan K. Moore

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Sylva, North Carolina.
Governor, 1965-69; held posts on superior & state Supreme courts. Set up initial Court of Appeals, 1967. Lived 1/10 mi. SE.

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

Sully Historic Site

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near Herndon, Virginia.
The history of the house built at Sully by Richard Bland Lee in 1794 intertwines closely with that of northern Virginia. Surrounded today by acres of grassy fields, the house and its various owners witnessed many changes . . .

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

Pioneer Farm

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Ballston, New York.
Built c. 1780 on edge of deep forest. Owned by John & Lucy Tibbets. Often visited by Indians. Later abandoned & used for potato storage.

(Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Studio Theatre at St. Denis Building

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Los Angeles, California.
Birthplace of Modern Dance in Los Angeles. Built 1945. Declared 2003.

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

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

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Hagerstown, Maryland.
Hagerstown was bypassed in the great race westward between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The City was left without a rail connection to the south or west. The “Washington County Railroad” . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Colton

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Colton, Washington.
Famous for its annual Christmas Lights Celebration, Colton is well situated as a bedroom community between Pullman and Clarkston. Descendants of some of its early German settlers continue to farm wheat, garbanzo beans, peas, . . .

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

Richard Bland Lee: Gentleman Farmer

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Chantilly, Virginia.
Under Richard Bland Lee's ownership, Sully transitioned from a tobacco farm into a multi-crop operation. Lee applied nutrients and crushed limestone to the worn soil, and made use of crop rotation to increase its . . .

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

American Bison

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Newhall, California.
This herd traces its roots to 1962, when Walt Disney donated a herd of American Bison to William S. Hart Regional Park. To discourage inbreeding, the County of Los Angeles has exchanged some of its animals with other . . .

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

Centennial Barn

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Burnt Hills, New York.
Built by barn raising in 1900 on C. Van Vorst Farm. Later run by David Garrison. Origin of BH-BL Rotary-1950. Known as Laur Lin Dee Farm.

(Agriculture • Charity & Public Work) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Robert E. Lee

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near Hot Springs, North Carolina.
Erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and friends in loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway "The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth-he cometh to . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Bay-Eva Castle Site

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Arlington, Virginia.
This sign marks the spot where Dr. Bay Jacobs and his wife Eva built their home, a beautiful stone castle. Dr. Jacobs was a prominent physician who served on the staff of both Georgetown and Arlington Hospitals. The location . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Melchor Ocampo

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, Mexico.
Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos Lic. Fausto Vallejo Figueroa Gobernador Constitucional del Estado de Michoacán de Ocampo Profr. Wilfrido Lázaro Medina Presidente Municipal de . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Miracle of Hickory"

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Hickory, North Carolina.
Outbreak of polio in June 1944 led to the founding of an emergency hospital 1/2 mile N.E. Closed, 1945.

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