Coventry, Connecticut. Thomas E. Porter Thomas E. Porter was born August 28, 1830. He was born in Coventry, Connecticut and educated in private and public schools and academies of his native state. He then taught school in Tolland and Hartford . . .
Milford, Delaware. Milford honors her men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States in all wars In memory of the founders, builders and defenders of our home town In memory of Thomas G. Hanley for outstanding . . .
(War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
, Germany. Gedächtnistafel Dieses Gebäude, in dem die Catharinakapelle sich befand, und die Gebäude Nro: 554 und 555a gehörten bis zum Jahre 1804 dem Bürgerspitale. Fürstbischof Friedrich Karl legte im Jahre 1737 zu deren Erbauung den . . .
Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The Douglas C-54 Skymaster was the military variation of the DC-4 commercial transport. This propeller-driven aircraft was flown by the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII and the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. Although its . . .
(Air & Space • War, Korean • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
, Germany. Christoph Clavius wurde zu Bamberg 1538 geboren, trat in den Jesuiten-Orden zu Rom 1555, lehrte als Professor der Mathematik 20 Jahre, wurde beruhmter Schriftsteller derselben. Astronom und verfasser der gregorianischen . . .
Spanish Lake, Missouri. Why is this Park Important? •St. Louis was a center of military activity for the trans-Mississippi West for 181 years (1765-1946) •Cantonment Belle Fontaine - First Indian factory (trading post) built west of the Mississippi . . .
(Exploration • Forts, Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Unionville, Connecticut. Made of rock and iron, the fountain was the first in the nation powered by electricity at a time when streets and homes were still gaslit. The electricity was generated by the trolley line’s power station using the . . .
(Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
New York, New York. A stunning statement of the opulent Art Deco style by architect William Van Allen, the 77-story building symbolizes the New York City skyscraper with its distinctive steel tower. Build in 1928-30, it glorified the automobile . . .
(Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
near Milford, Delaware. Colonel John Haslet-A native of Ulster, Ireland, John Haslet was born circa 1728 and emigrated to America about 1757. After playing an active role in the Pennsylvania militia during the French and Indian War, Haslet . . .
(Churches & Religion • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Smyrna, Delaware. Whitehall Plantation, once owned by the Chew family, contained over 400 acres of land and was worked solely by enslaved labor. Among those enslaved was Richard Allen who was born here and later founded the African Methodist . . .
Viola, Delaware. Delaware’s first Jewish farmers, Isaac and Ida Beinoff, settled here in 1897. Like those to follow, they were recent immigrants fleeing poverty and oppression in their native Russia. Between 1912 and 1929, the Jewish . . .
Felton, Delaware. In 1802, Joshua Laws donated this land for the construction of a Methodist Episcopal chapel. Named in honor of Laws, the church served the local community until 1856 when a new building was constructed. Following a period of . . .
Flint, Michigan. This large estate and farm required a staff to maintain it. The Motts employed many people over the years. Some lived on the estate with their families in this gatehouse and elsewhere on the property. The Farmer Lived Here . . .
Franklin, Tennessee. Union troops fought at Fort Granger during the Battle of Franklin of November 30, 1864. As the sun set that afternoon, Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood’s army engaged Union Gen. John M. Schofield’s troops in a vicious battle. . . .
(Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Winchester, Virginia. This site, known as Glen Burnie, is the homestead of Col. James Wood, who founded Winchester on a portion of his land in 1744. Wood’s son, Robert, began the present house in 1793, but the estate was home to the Wood-Glass . . .
(Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
Big Sandy, Montana. Another wagon road headed northeast from Fort Bento to the Cypress Hills and Medicine Hat, Alberta. It passed through Big Sandy, on north near Havre and into the Cypress Hills. In 1873 Fort Benton whiskey traders massacred . . .