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Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower

Virginia, AlexandriaThe concrete foundations you see here were part of a craneway servicing two shipways and launch sites -- elements of an enormous World War I-era shipyard. To speed delivery of cargo...

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Pomeroy

New York, Westchester County, Cortlandt ManorIn 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like this replica and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, MA....

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Auguste Chouteau

Missouri, St. Louis Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829Founder of St. Louis (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes...

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Gettysburg Address

South Carolina, Beaufort County, Beaufort Address by President Lincoln At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery November 19, 1863.    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought...

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Ash Hollow

Nebraska, Keith County, near OgallalaAlthough some wagon trains continued to follow the South Platte, most crossed at one of several fords in this area and took a northwesterly route toward the North...

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Court House Rock, Chimney Rock and Scott’s Bluffs

Nebraska, Keith County, near OgallalaTraveling northwest from Ash Hollow, the emigrants encountered three natural features of the North Platte Valley which became well-known milestones. First was Court...

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National Naval Medical Center in the 1940’s

Maryland, Montgomery County, BethesdaPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected this site on July 5, 1938. At the time, the site was a cabbage patch on a run down farm. This property was originally...

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Minguannan Indian Town

Pennsylvania, Chester County, near LandenbergMinguannan Indian Town Was Located Here The Chief Machaloha or Owhala and his people of the Unami Group* Their Totem * The Tortoise * of the Lenni-Lenape or...

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Hunt (Camp)

Idaho, Jerome County, HuntExcluded from their west coast homes by military authorities, more than 9000 Japanese Americans occupied Hunt Relocation Camp 4 miles north of here between 1942 & 1945....

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Crossing the River

Maryland, Prince George's County, Oxon HillIn this age of technological innovation, the act of crossing a river may be taken for granted. And yet, there is always a magic to bridges: How is the river...

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Belvedere

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, Vaucluse, BonnieuxLieu qui offre la plus belle vue sur le bas du village, la plaine agricole, la vallée du Calovon, les villages voisins, les monts de Vaucluse et le...

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Ancien Hotel de Ville ou Hotel de Rouvil

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, Vaucluse, BonnieuxL’hôtel de Rouvil appartenait à une vieille famille de Bonnieux. Cet hôtel particulier est devenu la nouvelle maison commue en 1859, maison commune...

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Rue Voltaire

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, Vaucluse, BonnieuxAnciennement rue des Marchands, c’était l’artère commerçante du village. -Fontaine du cafe, encore un! Il paraît que l’eau (ou l’absinthe...) y...

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Allan Pinkerton

Illinois, Cook County, ChicagoIn memory of Allan Pinkerton, born in Glascow, Scotland, August 25th 1819. Died in Chicago, Illinois July 1st 1884. Aged 65 years. A friend to honesty and a foe to crime,...

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The Mystery of the Mounds

Iowa, Allamakee County, Harper FerryIn 1766, English and French Canadian traders wintered near this site. They must have puzzled over these strange earthen shapes-or others even nearer their cabin. The...

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Indian Rock

Pennsylvania, Chester County, MarshaltonBeside the stream below by the Indians called Wawassan is “Indian Rock” whence ran the claim of the Lenni-Lenape to the source of the Brandywine (Native...

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Bonnieux

France, Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, Vaucluse, BonnieuxLe nom gallo-romain est Bitrona. On trouve ensuite Castrum Bonilis (Xeme S.) Bonils (XIIeme S.) de Bonilis (XIVeme S.). La forme provençale est...

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Ashland Bridge

Delaware, New Castle County, near HockessinOriginal Town Lattice Truss Covered Bridge – ca. 1850 Bridge Deck Rehabilitated – 1964 Listed on National Register of Historic Places – 1973 Complete...

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Campbell Hill

Ohio, Logan County, near BellefontaineCampbell Hill is named for Charles D. Campbell of Bellefontaine, who owned this land from 1896 to 1937. A marble stone marker atop the hill, set in 1900 by the...

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Boot Hill Cemetery

Kansas, Ford County, Dodge CityThis hill was not a pleasant place during the 1870’s. It was covered with buffalo grass, prickly pear and soapweed and was used as a burying ground for drifters,...

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