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Butler Short Line

Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, near GibsoniaButler Short Line electric streetcar passed this spot as it ran between Pittsburgh and Butler carrying passengers and freight from May 1st 1907 until April...

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Davis Home

Texas, Hill County, Hillsboro1900 Victorian Home of Edward S. Davis, Civic Leader, Banker, Engineer. Has Fine Ornamentation, Tiles, Windows. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1965 (Notable Buildings)...

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Danish Customs House

U.S Virgin Islands, St Croix, ChristanstedThis building was the third stop in the local chain of commerce. After conducting business at the Scales and Guinea Company Warehouse, merchants and planters...

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Steeple Building

U.S Virgin Islands, St Croix, ChristanstedThis building was the first Danish Lutheran church on the island—one of the few government buildings not directly involved in international trade. From 1754 to...

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Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, Cruz BayThe Virgin Islands government had proposed a territorial park for the Reef Bay region of St. John as early as 1937. This led to feasibility studies by the U.S....

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Laurance Rockefeller

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, Cruz BayIn 1956 Laurance S. Rockefeller, financier and conservationist, donated over 5,000 acres through the Jackson Hole Preserve for the establishment of Virgin Islands...

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Philanthropy in the National Park Service

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, Cruz BayPrivate philanthropy has a long history and important role in the development of America’s National Park system. Charitable donations by the Rockefeller family,...

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Poultney Civil War Monument

Vermont, Rutland County, East PoultneyTo our country's defenders of Poultney,VT. Erected in grateful memory of their heroic service by Mrs. Josephine L. Lewis in memory of her husband Col. Judson A....

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Annaberg Historic Trail

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, St JohnAs you wander the ruins, picture the thriving 18th-19th century sugar factory: big rollers crushing the cane, juice pouring down to the boiling room, and everywhere...

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Slave Quarters

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, St. JohnPrimarily used for sleeping and household storage, typical “wattle and daub”’ huts with woven stick walls (wattle), dirt floors, and tyre palm roofs comprised...

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Windmill

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, St JohnIf there was a steady breeze, cane was brought to the windmill. Revolving sails turned a central shaft, rotating the rollers and crushing the stalks. Juice ran down...

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Horse Mill

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, St JohnWhen the breeze died, mules, horses or oxen plodded an endless circle in the sun while slaves fed cane to the rollers. A box at the base caught and held the juice...

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Boiling Room

U.S Virgin Islands, St John, St JohnIntense heat. Steam rising from huge cauldrons. A foreman shouting to watch the last copper. This empty ruin was once the heart of Annaberg’s sugar operation....

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Native American Village and Ceremonial Site

U.S Virgin Islands, St Croix, ChristianstedThis site marks the only point on the United States Territory where members of the crew of Christopher Columbus came ashore on his second voyage to the New...

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Site of Oldest Union Church in America

Vermont, Rutland County, East PoultneyFounded eight years before religious liberty was made constitutional 1780 (Churches, Etc.) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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Ebenfeld Centennial

Kansas, Marion County, near Hillsboro The first organized Mennonite Brethren Church in North America From the Steppes of South Russia to the Plains of Central Kansas “When your children shall ask their...

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Historic Elgin

British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional District, SurreyCommunity Building The first permanent structure in Elgin was the Elgin Hotel (1870). It was built as a convenient stop-over point for...

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Minor Theatre

California, Humboldt County, ArcataThe nation's oldest theatre built for feature films was opened on December 3, 1914, by Isaac Minor with a silent film based on Charles Dickens' "The Chimes" directed...

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The Pacific Lumber Company

California, Humboldt County, ScotiaTheir first sawmill was built in 1887 at their current location and employed 150 men to turn the giant redwoods into shingles and other products. Originally named...

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Deception Pass

Washington, Island County, Oak HarborTo the north of this narrow passage is Fidalgo Island, so named for the Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo. To the south is Whidbey Island, second...

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