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Santa Clara Merc

Utah, Washington County, Santa ClaraRight from the beginning, the Santa Clara Merc developed a presence on the main street of this small western town. Morphing from a one-room operation to a small,...

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The Delaware and Hudson Canal

New York, Ulster County, KingstonThe Rondout Creek at this site provided the tidewater terminal for the D and H Canal, a constructed water-way of 108 miles, completed in 1828. Starting at Honesdale,...

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Island Dock

New York, Ulster County, KingstonThis man-made island was designed and constructed in 1848 by a local engineer, James McEntee, to store the coal shipped by D and H Canal from Pennsylvania. The coal was...

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Minnetonka -- Queen of the Inland Lakes

Minnesota, Hennepin County, MoundIn May, 1822, a Fort Snelling drummer boy named Joseph R. Brown and his friend, William Snelling, son of the fort's commander, canoed up what is now called Minnehaha...

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The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge

New York, Ulster County, KingstonBetween the 1840’s and early 1920’s ferries were used to transport people and vehicles across the Rondout Creek. The last was a chain ferry affectionately nicknamed the...

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The West Strand

New York, Ulster County, KingstonThis row of nineteenth buildings is all that remains of a once thriving river port commercial center. The Mansion House at the corner of Broadway, once a 100 room stage...

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Sampson Opera House

New York, Ulster County, KingstonOriginally built in 1875, as a mansard-roofed commercial building, this structure housed stores, a saloon, and on its third and fourth floors, an “opera house” for...

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Old Philips Congregational Church

Florida, Duval County, JacksonvilleConstructed in c.1887, the Old Philips Congregational Church is one of the few remaining structures dating from the old Philips Community. Later erased by twentieth...

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Rondout

New York, Ulster County, KingstonOnce a handful of homes and storehouses known as Kingston Landing, this area grew rapidly with the D and H Canal. Shipyards, foundries, stone quarries and brick yards...

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New York State’s Heritage Area System

New York, Ulster County, KingstonWhat is a Heritage Area? A Heritage Area has a mission to Preserve its historic resources, Educate the general public as to these resources and their roles in the...

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Cloud-Climbing Railroad

New Mexico, Otero County, CloudcroftIn order to provide timber for the construction of his El Paso & Northeastern Railroad north of Alamagordo, Charles B. Eddy in 1898 built a spur into the...

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The Velodrome Story

Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, TrexlertownThe Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the most celebrated velodrome in modern American cycling history, traces its roots to the dream of one inspired visionary...

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Hug-Gubler Home

Utah, Washington County, Santa ClaraThe Henry Hug family came to Santa Clara with the original Swiss Company in November of 1861. The Hugs and other members of this group lived in their wagon boxes and...

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Freedom Park

Ontario, Niagara Municipality, Fort ErieFrom around 1830 to 1860, thousands of freedom seekers used the Underground Railroad to reach sanctuary in Canada - the “promised land”. Many crossed the Niagara...

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The Settling of Santa Clara / First Public Buildings / Missionaries and Settlers

Utah, Washington County, Santa Clara[Side A:]The Settling of Santa ClaraThomas Carlyle said of the Switzers, "They are honest people... they are not philosophers or tribunes; but frank, honest...

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Fort Erie Ferry Landings

Ontario, Niagara Municipality, Fort ErieThroughout the 1800s there were many ferry landings competing for business along the Niagara River. The map below is a compilation of some of these locations....

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Bertie Street Ferry Landing

Ontario, Niagara Municipality, Fort ErieOver the centuries there have been many ferry landings along the Niagara River. Some were built by local merchants and some as government licenced landing...

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Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC

District of Columbia, Washington, Penn QuarterOn April 28, 1988, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada, dedicated this building to peace and friendship between Canada and the...

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Charles Green

Ontario, Niagara Municipality, Niagara Falls“If the captain wants me, he may come himself and if he does I will shoot him.” With these words, Charles Green refused induction into the N. Jersey rebel...

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To the Memory of the Pioneers

Ontario, Niagara Municipality, Niagara FallsGenesee Methodist Conference met here July 1820. (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc.) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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