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Bill and Marti Ellsworth "That Went Well"

    Mill Creek: A Water Trail

    Mill Creek: A Water Trail   Put in from the public boat launch located here and take a trip along the water trail!  Paddle upstream about 4 miles to Jerusalem Road or downstream .5 miles to the ...

      Dry Goods

      Bach & Abel, Northwest Corner, Main and Washington, 1886   Dry Goods   Dry good were sold on this corner for over 120 years.  In 1867 Philip Bach moved his store to this new business block selling ...

        Hardware

        Eberbach Hardware, Northeast Corner, Main and Washington, Ca. 1893   In 1872 William Herz built 112 West Washington Street on the alley to your left for his popular painting and decorating business   ...

          The Magician of Lublin

          The Magician of Lublin A metaphorical depiction of the delicate balance of life of the Jewish People. A gift to the Jewish Community from the Bernard L. Maas Foundation September 1996   Jerome ...

            Col. Melvin Grigsby (1845 - 1917)

            MCKENNAN PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT COL. MELVIN GRIGSBY (1845-1917) Submitted by @dwhitesock.

            • south dakota
            • sioux falls
            • civil war
            • 1872
            • smoked yank
            • andersonville

            Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Chinese Camp

            MARK TWAIN BRET HARTE TRAIL CHINESE CAMP REPORTEDLY FOUNDED ABOUT 1849 BY GROUP OF ENGLISHMEN WHO EMPLOYED CHINESE AS MINERS. MUCH SURFACE GOLD FOUND ON HILLS AND FLATS. HEADQUARTERS FOR STAGE LINES ...

            • 1849
            • mark twain
            • bret harte
            • chinese camp
            • mining
            • st xavier

            The Fire of 1872

            In 1872 every building in this city block was leveled in what was called "the worst fire in Memphis history". The entire cost of the damage was $266,000 or about the cost of one large new house in ...

            • shelby county
            • tennessee

            Marin County Civic Center

            • marin
            • california
            • frank lloyd wri...

            Civil War Hospital

            The Woolen Building was built with bricks made on- site in the 1840's. Federal troops later used its basement as a hospital during the Civil War. It is the oldest commercial building in ...

            • shelby county
            • tennessee

            Hughes - College Hill Park

            In January of 1884, the Memphis District High School opened its doors on this site. Built by the Memphis Conference of the Methodist Church, the school was acquired by the Shelby County Schools in ...

            • shelby county
            • tennessee

            Cobblestones

            The Cobblestones that line the river landing once stretched all the way to Front Street, from Beale Street north to Court Avenue. The cobblestones were installed between 1859-1881 and are ...

            • shelby county
            • tennessee

            Lord Reith

            ENGLISH HERITAGE  LORD REITH 1889-1971 First Director-General of the BBC lived here 1924 - 1930 Submitted by Mikepaws

            • london
            • england
            • bbc
            • 1924

            Nate Thurmond

            • oakland
            • basketball
            • warriors

            Casa de Tableta

            CASA DE TABLETA  THIS STRUCTURE, BUILT BY FELIX BUELNA IN THE 1850S, SERVED AS A GAMBLING RETREAT AND MEETING PLACE FOR MEXICAN-CALIFORNIOS. IT WAS STRATEGI-CALLY LOCATED ON THE EARLIEST TRAIL ...

            • portola valley
            • california
            • gambling
            • rancheros
            • settlers

            Beginning of the Internet Age

            BEGINNING OF THE INTERNET AGE  On August 27, 1976, scientists from SRI International celebrated the successful completion of tests by sending an electronic message from a computer set up at a picnic ...

            • portola valley
            • california
            • sri
            • alpine inn
            • arpanet
            • boston
            • 1976 email
            • internet age

            Jim Otto

            • oakland
            • coliseum

            Fred Biletnikoff

            • oakland
            • raiders

            Rick Barry

            • oakland

            Ernest Natali Lombardi

            • oakland

            Paul J. Finnegan

            PAUL J. FINNEGAN 1923 - 2006 LOVE ALWAYS SHIRLEY AND PATRICK KUNA AND SNOOPY

            • pt. isabel
            • california
            • snoopy

            Neg Mawon Emancipation Monument

            THIS MONUMENT IS A SYMBOL OF FREEDOM AND EMANCIPATION. IT IS A TRIBUTE TO ALL THE ENSLAVED AFRICANS WHO SUFFERED AND WERE EXECUTED IN THE HISTORY OF DOMINICA. IT HONOURS THE MAROONS WHO RISKED THEIR ...

              The Lawrence Lowell Telescope

              THE LAWRENCE LOWELL TELESCOPE  A GIFT TO THE OBSERVATORY FROM PRESIDENT A. LAWRENCE LOWELL THROUGH THIS INSTRUMENT THE NINTH PLANET PLUTO WAS FIRST FOUND IN 1930  "IT MEANS A PLANET OUT THERE AS YET ...

              • telescope
              • pluto
              • planet
              • 1930

              Chinatown Memorial Monument

              IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHINESE CANADIANS TO THE GROWTH, VITALITY AND PROSPERITY OF VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND CANADA. THE CHINATOWN MEMORIAL MONUMENT IS FUNDED BY ...

              • vancouver
              • chinatown
              • british columbi...
              • wwii
              • railway worker

              Lewiston Trail

              LEWISTON TRAIL Lewiston Trail ran form Springfield to Galena via Lewiston.  From 1827 to 1837 it was one of the main routes to the Galena lead mines. In general the trail ran in a northerly ...