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Fire Station No. 1

California, San Mateo County, Redwood CityThe Redwood City Volunteer Fire Department started in 1861, and was the first non-profit organization in San Mateo County. It wasn’t until 1921 when this...

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Diller's Island

California, San Mateo County, Redwood CityChildren and teachers crossed footbridges to reach the "Island" public school herefrom 1864 to 1895 (Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS...

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Pollard's Station

California, Nevada County, TruckeeOn this site Joseph Delos Pollard constructed the first resort on the west end of Donner Lake. Between mid 1864 and early 1868 Pollard’s Station on the Dutch Flat and...

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1996 Olympic Torch Relay

Kansas, Cowley County, Arkansas City May 18, 1996 Torch Bearers Charles Dow, Local Community Hero Emily Bergkamp • Michael Goff Amanda Crouse • Shaunta Lolar Greg Gann • Trisha Morgan Jenny Graham •...

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Donner Camp Site

California, Nevada County, near TruckeeOn October 28, 1846 the six covered wagons brought west by George and Jacob Donner and their families halted here for repairs. By March of 1847 one half of the...

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Robert Docking

Kansas, Cowley County, Arkansas City "Robert Docking was a constant -- a man with Kansas qualities: plain spoken, affable, optimistic, strongly loyal and committed to family, friendship, community and...

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Birthplace of the Texas Oil Industry

Texas, Navarro County, Coriscana First important oil field in Texas opened here Oct. 15, 1895. First successful refinery in Texas Completed Christmas Day , 1898 — • — Plaque presented to The Citizens...

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Brunswick County / Greensville County

Virginia, Brunswick County, near EmporiaBrunswick CountyFormed in 1720 from Prince George, Surry, and Isle of Wight. Named for the House of Brunswick, which came to the throne of England in 1714, when...

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Snowshoe Thompson

California, Nevada County, Soda SpringsA hero of the Sierra Nevada Mountains! Probably the first skier of the West. This Viking son of Norway, exemplified the spirit of a true pioneer. Strong, daring,...

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E. Janssen Building

California, Humboldt County, EurekaJanssen's General Merchandise, first elevator and first fireproof building in Eureka This program made possible through a partnership with property owner Dolores...

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Sailor's Bethel Methodist Church

Delaware, Sussex County, BethelThe roots of this congregation can be traced to 1809, when a house of worship was constructed to serve the needs of the many residents of this area who were members of...

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Marne Highway

New Jersey, Burlington County, Mt. LaurelThe "Marne Highway" part of Burlington County route 537 connects Moorestown with Mount Holly. The last great attack in WWI by three German divisions in the...

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Welcome Message

New York, New York County, New YorkOn behalf of the City of New York, it is an honor to welcome you to the National September 11 Memorial. From victims’ families to rescue workers, survivors,...

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Republica Argentina

Argentina, Rio Negro, San Carlos de BarilocheRepublica Argentina Administracion de Parques Nacionales 1876 – 22 – Enero – 1976 1st Centenario del Izamiento del pabellon nacional en El Lago Nahuel Huapi...

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Perigord Noir

France, Aquitaine, Dordogne, Carsac-Aillac1943 Dans le bois de Turnac, face a ces rochers, des rèsistants de toutes origines décidèrent de se battre esemble contre l’occupant nazi et, avec l’appui de...

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Flag of Honor

New York, New York County, New YorkThe Flag of Honor contains the names of all those who perished in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and aboard United Flights 175 and 93 and American flights...

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L’hôtel Séré de Rivières

France, Midi-Pyrénées, Tarn, AlbiL’hôtel Séré de Rivières, remanié aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, conserve une belle porte et duex tours d’angle «en echauguette» , caractéristuques de la Renaissance. La...

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Le Castelnau

France, Midi-Pyrénées, Tarn, AlbiLe Castelnau, désignait «le bourg nouveau»» par opposition au Castleviel, qui constituait le site originel de la ville au début du Moyen Âge. Il s’est développé aux...

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La Temporalité

France, Midi-Pyrénées, Tarn, AlbiLe nom de cette rue rappelle l’emplacement du bâtiment de la Temporalité, tribunal des affairs civiles (vols, homicides, coups et blessures) qui permettait à l’évêque,...

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Alexander Beaton

Texas, CorsicanaA native of Scotland, Alexander Beaton came to the United States in 1843. He migrated to Texas in 1848 after serving in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. In 1850 he settled in...

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