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Home of Ben Leaton

Texas, Presidio County, near PresidioFirst Anglo-American farmer in Presidio County In August 1848, Mr. Leaton acquired the building and it has since been known as Fort Leaton (Agriculture • Forts,...

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Terlingua

Texas, Brewster County, TerlinguaWith the Mother-Ore Cinnabar strike in 1890, Terlingua became the world's quicksilver capital, yielding 40 percent of nation's need by 1922. Its name from Terlingua...

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Col. James Morgan

Texas, Harris County, Morgan's PointAlthough the original land grant went to Johnson Hunter in 1824 and the Point was owned by Nicholas Clopper from 1826 until 1835, it was James Morgan who gave the...

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John A. Grimes Memorial Park

Texas, Harris County, Morgan's PointMayor – April 7, 1984 through June 1, 1992 Dedicated to Mayor John A. Grimes July 10, 1924 – June 1, 1992 John A Grimes was elected Mayor on April 7th, 1984 and had...

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First Commercial Oil Discovery in Texas

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaThis pipe denotes the location of the successful water well that led to the oil discovery(Upside down text) This pipe denotes the location of the first commercial oil...

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Satank Killed

Oklahoma, Comanche County, Fort SillThe noted Kiowa chief Sitting Bear (Satank) of the Society of the Ten Bravest was killed beside an elm tree 400 feet due west of here on June 8, 1871, while...

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Post Headquarters

Oklahoma, Comanche County, Fort SillErected in 1870, and built of limestone quarried from a nearby hill, the Post Headquarters building housed the administrative offices. The Commanding Officer, his...

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Infantry Barracks

Oklahoma, Comanche County, Fort SillThis building was originally constructed in 1870 to serve as the commissary storehouse. It is unique among all the historic buildings, having started as a...

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Comanche Reformed Church

Oklahoma, Comanche County, LawtonThis bell was especially cast for the Comanche Reformed Church when the church was completed in 1905. The bell was used during the ministries of Reverend L.L. Legters,...

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280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65

Oklahoma, Comanche County, Fort Sill(left plaque) At 8:31 a.m. on 25 May 1953 this gun fired the world's first atomic artillery round, at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada. 19 seconds later and 7¾ miles...

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Henry Clay

Kentucky, Fayette County, LexingtonBrought to "Ashland" and its pastures Hereford Cattle from England, in 1817, and added them to his herd of shorthorns. Here he pioneered thoroughbred horse breeding...

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The Ringling Brothers

Wisconsin, Dane County, MazomanieOn November 27, 1882, the Ringling Brothers of Baraboo formally started in the show business in Mazomanie, Wis. Here, in Schmitz Hall was presented The Ringling Bros....

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Greenfield, Ohio, Timeline

Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield1796 Duncan McArthur leads surveying party to Greenfield. Washington elected president1799 McArthur lays out town of Greenfield. First road to town completed.1801 First...

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Lucas Tavern

Alabama, Montgomery County, WaughStood 2800 feet north of this point, just west of Line Creek on the Federal Road. Moved to Montgomery in 1978 to serve as the Visitor and Information Center for the Old...

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Henry O. Flipper

Texas, El Paso County, El PasoHenry Ossian Flipper (1856-1940) was the first African-American graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877. Born into slavery in Thomasville,...

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Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon

Texas, El Paso County, El PasoDr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon was a pivotal figure in Texas civil rights. Born in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, he attended Wiley College and Meharry Medical College and...

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Corner Pharmacy

Ohio, Highland County, GreenfieldCirca 1899 "Daniels Cigars"Circa 1939 Heidingsfeld Clothes Store Harper HotelCirca 1948 W. E. Seilkop Corner Rexall "Grand Opening" (Industry & Commerce • Science...

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War Memorial

Ohio, Highland County, Greenfield This memorial dedicated to all that served: WWII • Korea Vietnam • Desert StormWorld War II 1941 - 1945 [Roll of Honored Dead]Korean War 1950 - 1953 [Roll of Honored...

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Freedom Brutus

Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus Dedicated to our fine young men and women that serve our armed forces Was made possible through the "Brutus on Parade" program benefitting the William Oxley Thompson...

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First School House

Texas, Brewster County, MarathonOldest school building in Brewster County. Built in 1888. Used for all public meetings and all elections. Restored in 1928 by ladies of Marathon Study Club. Is known as...

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