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Orient Hotel

Texas, Reeves County, Pecos"Finest from Ft. Worth to El Paso." Saloon built 1896 of Pecos Valley red sandstone. Hotel opened 1907 by R.S. Johnson, owner. Headquarters for land promoters, salesmen,...

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Pioneer Graveyard

Texas, Reeves County, PecosEarliest Pecos landmark. Started with burial of men in hazardous work of building Texas & Pacific Railroad, 1881. Used over 30 years by settlers in the Pecos Valley....

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Goodnight-Loving Trail

Texas, Loving County, near MentoneBlazed from the Fort Griffin-Dodge City Trail through New Mexico to Colorado about 1860 byOliver Loving 1812-1867 first cattle trail driver from Texas (Exploration)...

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Route of Old Butterfield Stagecoach Road

Texas, Loving County, near MentoneOver these tracks passed the Butterfield Stage, 1858-1861, providing for first time in history a combined passenger and mail service from Atlantic to Pacific coast....

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De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776

California, Monterey County, Jolon Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition to this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area.In the...

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The Osage and the Fur Trade

Missouri, Vernon County, near Fair Haven Hunting and furs were already important factors in the Osage way of life and Europeans capitalized on this. By trading furs for articles manufactured by...

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Changing Life Styles

Missouri, Vernon County, near Fair HavenAmerican Attitudes Toward The Osage In March 1804, the United States took possession of the Louisiana Territory, almost doubling the size of the United States....

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Archaeology

Missouri, Vernon County, near Fair Haven The main source for information about the Osage Indians' daily life is in the ground beneath us. Like pages of a book, archaeology can reveal stories about who...

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Osage Sites in the Area

Missouri, Vernon County, Fair Haven The small area (about 12 by 10 miles) where Osage Village State Historic Site is located, contains almost all of the Osage sites and early French and American sites...

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Oil and Gas

New Mexico, Lea County, near HobbsA completion of the Discovery Well of the Hobbs Pool six miles south, April 12, 1929 focuses attention upon the potential of New Mexico as a major source of oil and...

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Farming History

British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional District, SurreyPreparing the Land When John Stewart acquired this land in 1880, only basic land clearing had occurred. The blackberry bushes and hardhack...

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Histoic McMillan Expediton

British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional District, SurreyA Trading Post on the Fraser In 1824, James McMillian of the Hudson’s Bay Company and a party of forty-seven passed this shore on an...

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Butterfield Overland Mail in Missouri - 1858-1861

Missouri, Morgan County, Syracuse The George Shackelford Relay and Meal Station stood ½ miles south of Syracuse in Morgan County. In 1859, when the railroad reached Syracuse, it succeeded Tipton as...

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Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023

Kansas, Crawford County, Pittsburg Locomotive 488 was built July 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1925, it underwent major changes in Pittsburg, Ks. and changed to Locomotive 1023. Track was laid and...

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G.A.R. Memorial Building

Kansas, Topeka This tablet was erected by the State of Kansas to the memory ofCharles Henry Chandler the designer of this building State Architect MCMIX - MCMXVIII (Man-Made Features • Patriots &...

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World War Memorial

Kansas, Osage County, Lyndon Dedicated to the Veterans of the Worlds War (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I) Includes location,...

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Dr. Ashbel Smith

Texas, Harris County, BaytownAshbel Smith was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1805. Recieved his M.D. degree from Yale in 1828, and came to Texas from South Carolina in 1837. He established a...

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Carnegie Free Library

Kansas, Montgomery County, Cherryvale Entered as aNational Historic Place August 1987 (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle

Texas, Calhoun County, near Port Lavaca(side 1) Born in Rouen France November 22, 1643. Came to Canada in 1668. Founded a first settlement near Montreal. Led several expeditions on the Great Lakes and...

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Veterans Memorial

Kansas, Montgomery County, Cherryvale In memory of those who served our country Dedicated May 20, 1989 (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location,...

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