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Buffalo Soldiers

New York, Orange County, Highland FallsAfrican-American units of the 9th and 10th Cavalry quartered at West Point in 1907, grew to over 100 skilled and disciplined men who trained the cadets....

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Philip Murray

Indiana, Terre Haute1886 - - - - - 1952 President United Steelworkers of America 1936 - 1952 Congress of Industrial Organization 1940 - 1952 Philip Murray went into the coal mines as a boy of 16. By...

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Nobles Emigrant Trail

California, Shasta County, ShingletownIn 1852, William H. Nobles located an easier and more direct route to California for gold-seekers and pioneers heading west. Nobles Trail contributed importantly...

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Noble’s Bungalow

California, Shasta County, near ShingletownOn this site, in 1903, H.H. Noble, President of the Northern California Power Co., built a summer home using native rock from this bluff. The bungalow was...

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Sherburne’s Redoubt

New York, Orange County, West PointIn 1778, Colonel Sherburne’s regiment built this redoubt near present trophy point to cover the back approach to Fort Arnold, western approaches to the Plain and...

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Forward Brothers Sawmill

California, Tehama County, near MantonThe original Forward Brother’s, Alfred T. and Frank, established the mill in 1908. The mill was moved from the original site which was where the Mt. Lassen...

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Fort Arnold

New York, Orange County, West PointFort Arnold was renamed Fort Clinton following Benedict Arnold’s treason. It was the main fortification at West Point. Situated at the tip of the Plain overlooking...

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Glur's Tavern

Nebraska, Platte County, Columbus Nebraska's Oldest Tavern Circa 1876 Oldest Tavern in the West (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes...

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Hills Ferry

California, Stanislaus County, near NewmanFounded 1849 by Judge O D Dickerson. Named for Jesse Hill Operator of the Ferry Boat that landed just upstream under the present bridge site. (Bridges &...

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North and South Redoubts

New York, Orange County, West PointIn 1779, Major General Heath supervised construction of South (Middle) and North Redoubts (located across the river and east of the Town of Garrison). Both were...

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Discovering the Colorful History of Columbus

Nebraska, Platte County, ColumbusThe mural reveals important moments in the city’s development by “peeling through” eight of the numerous layers of time from the present to the past. An aspect of the...

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Mormon Pioneer Trail

Nebraska, Dodge County, FremontThe Mormon Pioneer Trail from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Rocky Mountains passed here April 17, 1847. In this vicinity a military-type organization was formed with Brigham...

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Hudson Bay Trail

California, Siskiyou County, EtnaHudson Bay Trail Originated 1836 (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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Johnson - Joss Memorial Park

California, Siskiyou County, EtnaAlexander Johnson donated the land for the first High School, City Park and the Catholic Church. Leonard Joss, naturalist, landscaped the first city park, planted...

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Loomis Legacy

California, Shasta County, near ShingletownThe enthusiasm, talent, and dedication of Benjamin F. Loomis helped bring a national park into existence. His legacy started with the photographs he took,...

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Bumpass’s Hell

California, Shasta County, near ShingletownOur guide [Mr. K.V. Bumpass,] after cautioning us to be careful where we stepped, that the surface was treacherous, suddenly concluded with Virgil that the...

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Juana Briones Y Tapia de Miranda

California, San Francisco County, San FranciscoJuana Briones, born in Hispanic California, was a preeminent woman of her time. In the 1830s and 1840s she transformed an isolated cove in the then...

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Little Chile

California, San Francisco County, San FranciscoThe area bounded by Montgomery, Pacific, Jackson and Kearny streets was known as “Chilecito” or “Little Chile” & was established during the gold rush...

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St. Francis of Assisi Church

California, San Francisco County, San FranciscoFounded June 17, 1849 Pro-cathedral 1852-54 Present church dedicated March 17, 1860 First parish church in San Francisco. In 1850 the first parochial...

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Bummer and Lazarus

California, San Francisco County, San FranciscoBummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs who roamed this part of San Francisco in the 1860s. Their devotion to each other endeared them to the citizenry,...

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