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A Relict Forest

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near Shonto, Arizona.
Before you lies a small tributary of the Tsegi Canyon watershed. A quaking aspen grove graces the canyon floor, while the north-facing cliff (right) offers shady habitat for towering Douglas-fir trees. Thriving here in this . . .

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

Gambel Oak

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near Shonto, Arizona.
The most common oak in Navajoland has a hard, durable wood, which is still used for ax handles, weaving battens, and cradleboard hoops. The leafy branches are favored for shade ramadas in the summer. Solutions of root bark . . .

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

Douglas Fir

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near Shonto, Arizona.
Generations of Hopis have long travelled far from their arid, mesa-top homes to collect fir boughs and branches. Navajos also traded cut boughs to the Hopis in exchange for corn. Each culture requires fir neck-wreaths for . . .

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

Auschwitzmonument (Spiegelmonument) / Auschwitz Monument (Mirror Monument)

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, Netherlands.
Een gedenkteken maken op de plaats waar de urn met as van de slachtoffers uit het concentratiekamp Auschwitz in de Nederlandse aarde rust, lijkt een onmogelijke taak. Hoe kan je een vorm vinden om een misdaad te gedenken . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Marble Works Memorial Bridge

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Middlebury, Vermont.
The Marble Works Memorial Bridge was constructed and generously donated by the Marble Works Partnership to the citizens of the town of Middlebury for their use and enjoyment. The bridge is dedicated to the memory of the . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Taeke Ferwerda and Siebren van der Baan Memorial

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, Netherlands.
In den nacht van twaalf September negentienhonderd vier en veertig werd het onschuldig bloed vergoten van Taeke Ferwerda sinds negentienhonderd dertien dienaar des Woords der Gereformeerde kerk te Amsterdam en stierf Siebren . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Over a Century of Tours

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near West Liberty, Ohio.
Left images Who do we have here? Left: This photograph first appeared in a souvenir booklet by William McCoy Piatt in 1916, four years after he first opened his family's home for tours. Upper right: William McCoy Piatt 1846 . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924

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Carlinville, Illinois.
This is the second oldest building on the Square. It was built in 1854 and was also the first building on the Square to be three stories tall. In 1924, Greek immigrant Pete Adam opened the Ariston Restaurant here. Business . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Circling The Square

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Carlinville, Illinois.
The first hard road connecting Chicago and St. Louis passed through the heart of Carlinville. In 1926, Route 66 opened from Chicago to Los Angeles and followed Route 4 through Illinois. The “Mother Road” Circled the . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Abraham Lincoln Spoke Here

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Carlinville, Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln spoke here on August 31, 1858. In the course of his famous campaign against Stephen A. Douglas, for the United States Senatorship.

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

St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Independence, Missouri.
Historic St. Mary's church was begun in 1860 and completed during the Civil War. It was dedicated in 1864. This area was established as a French and Indian mission in 1823 and a parish in 1845 by Father Bernard Donnelly.

(Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Home Plate Crosley Field

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Cincinnati, Ohio.
Site of Home Plate Crosley Field Home of the Cincinnati Reds 1912 - 1970

(Sports) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Missoula County War Memorial

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Missoula, Montana.
Erected by the Auxiliary of the American Legion in Honor of the Men of Missoula County who made the Supreme Sacrifice during the World War. Hollis R. Honey • Nelson Gautheir • Harry Hendrickson • James Elliott Wright • Guy . . .

(War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Connell Park

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.
The first of the “Second Homes” in the Wallenpaupack basin, this estate complex of eight buildings – Connell Park – was built in 1903 by coal baron William Connell. In 1912 Col. W.A. Watres acquired the property as part of . . .

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

The River

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Cambridge, Maryland.
As a deep water tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the Choptank River was a commercial artery of the Eastern Shore since colonial times. Cargoes of timber, tobacco, and farm harvests were hoisted by dockworkers to waiting . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Town of Maryland Civil War Memorial

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Schenevus, New York.
In Memory Of The Soldiers Of The Town Of Maryland 1861 - 1865

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Deagan Chimes

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.
The chimes, now standing outside the Carriage House, were originally part of Col. Louis Watres’ estate Pen-y-Byrn in Scranton. Of the 483 chime sets manufactured by the Deagan Chime Factory, only six sets were produced for . . .

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

Keim Building

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Missoula, Montana.
Arrival of the Northern Pacific in 1883 brought sweeping changes, and this elaborate 1891 business block is a grand illustration. The railroad prompted major building booms and made architectural pieces and parts readily . . .

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

Lindsay Commission Company Warehouse

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Missoula, Montana.
The arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad transformed every aspect of life in Montana, including the food available for purchase. Frank Lindsay opened his first fruit warehouse in Helena in 1883, the year the railroad . . .

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

John S. Johnston House

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Missoula, Montana.
Missoula blossomed at the turn of the twentieth century as railroad transportation facilities expanded, securing the town’s prominence as a trade, manufacturing, and lumbering center for western Montana. As Missoula gained . . .

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