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Napa Valley College North Gym

    First A.M.E. Church of Oakland

      Charles Goodnight, Rancher and Trailblazer

      Born in Illinois, Charles Goodnight (1836-1929) was brought to Milam County, Texas, as a child. He grew up on the frontier, becoming a ranger and Indian scout. During the Civil War, he served as a ...

      Born in Illinois, Charles Goodnight (1836-1929) was brought to Milam County, Texas, as a child. He grew up on the frontier, becoming a ranger and Indian scout. During the Civil War, he served as ...

      • charles goodnig...
      • oliver loving
      • texas
      • cattle drives
      • lonesome dove
      • larry mcmurtry

      Parking Facility No. 2

      PARKING FACILITY No.2 GROUNDBREAKING FEBRUARY 14, 1989 RICHARD DODDERIDGE, CHAIRMAN KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS GENE A. BUDIG, CHANCELLOR. THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Submitted by @ctsinclair

      PARKING FACILITY No.2 GROUNDBREAKING FEBRUARY 14, 1989 RICHARD DODDERIDGE, CHAIRMAN KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS GENE A. BUDIG, CHANCELLOR. THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Submitted by @ctsinclair

        Coyote Dentures

          1796 Nathan Beman Homestead

          1796 Nathan Beman Homestead On this site Constructed a log cabin Remains of foundation and chimney are seen. Chateaugay Historical Soc.Submitted by Alan R. Reno

          1796 Nathan Beman Homestead On this site Constructed a log cabin Remains of foundation and chimney are seen. Chateaugay Historical Soc.Submitted by Alan R. Reno

          • beman
          • 1796 alan r ren...
          • chateaugay ny.
          • settlers
          • log cabin

          The Great Star Fleet

            Hyde Street Pier Was Part of Highway 101

              Scow Schooner Alma

                Hicks Engine

                  West Coast Wooden Shipbuilding

                    Steam Tug Hercules

                      Workin' on the Railroad

                        Towing in the Open Ocean

                          Convict Lake Tragedy, 1990

                          On February 19, 1990, a tragedy occurred at this site. Three boys from a local youth camp fell through the ice. Two counselors, David Myers and Randy porter, U.S. Forest Service employee Clay Cutter, ...

                          On February 19, 1990, a tragedy occurred at this site. Three boys from a local youth camp fell through the ice. Two counselors, David Myers and Randy porter, U.S. Forest Service employee Clay Cutter, ...

                          • eastern sierra
                          • sierra nevada
                          • convict lake
                          • drownings

                          McGee Mountain Rope Tow

                          McGee Mountain Rope Tow   The first permanent rope tow in the Eastern Sierra was built west of this site on the east slope of the McGee Mountain. This predecessor of Mammoth Mountain ski area was ...

                          McGee Mountain Rope Tow   The first permanent rope tow in the Eastern Sierra was built west of this site on the east slope of the McGee Mountain. This predecessor of Mammoth Mountain ski area ...

                          • california
                          • eastern sierra
                          • dave mccoy
                          • mammoth mountai...
                          • dave mccoy
                          • ecv

                          Parihaka Memorial 1848

                          "This plaque was originally planned to extravagantly praise Dunedin, but now I want to remember the Maori passive resisters, abducted from Parihaka, shipped to Dunedin, held without trial, ...

                          • parihaka
                          • passive resista...
                          • colonisation
                          • maori
                          • new zealand
                          • dunedin
                          • public works
                          • prisoners
                          • heritage new ze...
                          • shistoric place...

                          Independence, California: Mary Austin's House

                             

                              "But if ever you come beyond the borders as far as the town that lies in a hill dimple at the foot of Kearsarge, never leave it until you have knocked at the door of the brown house under ...

                          • mary austin
                          • california writ...
                          • inyo county
                          • independence
                          • eastern sierra
                          • california
                          • owens valley

                          Engine #18, Carson & Colorado Railroad

                            An oil burning steam locomotive, built by Baldwin in 1911, was purchased by the Southern Pacific R.R. in 1928 to haul passengers and freight along the 300 mile narrow gauge line, known locally as ...

                            An oil burning steam locomotive, built by Baldwin in 1911, was purchased by the Southern Pacific R.R. in 1928 to haul passengers and freight along the 300 mile narrow gauge line, known locally as ...

                          • owens valley
                          • independence
                          • inyo county
                          • eastern sierra
                          • california
                          • railroads

                          Edmund Schulman Memorial Grove

                          Edmund Schulman Professor of Dendrochronology   A pioneer of modern tree-ring dating, Dr. Schulman conducted research on bristlecone pines here in the White Mountains for many years, eventually ...

                          Edmund Schulman Professor of Dendrochronology   A pioneer of modern tree-ring dating, Dr. Schulman conducted research on bristlecone pines here in the White Mountains for many years, ...

                          • bristlecone pin...
                          • white mountains
                          • inyo county
                          • california

                          Blue Star Memorial Highway-Manzanar

                            These Blue Star Memorial Highway signs seem ubiquitous and may not typically qualify as plaques. I'd argue that this particular one does. It's just outside Manzanar, the site of the World War II ...

                            These Blue Star Memorial Highway signs seem ubiquitous and may not typically qualify as plaques. I'd argue that this particular one does. It's just outside Manzanar, the site of the World War II ...

                          • manzanar
                          • world war ii
                          • internment
                          • owens valley
                          • eastern sierra
                          • inyo county
                          • california. u.s...
                          • blue star memor...

                          Westgaard Pass Toll Road

                          Camp Independence soldiers needed a road to Waugoba-Deep Spring. In 1873, J.S. 'Scott' Broder completed this road and collected tolls until 1900. In 1913, A.L. Westgaard led an American Automobile ...

                          Camp Independence soldiers needed a road to Waugoba-Deep Spring. In 1873, J.S. 'Scott' Broder completed this road and collected tolls until 1900. In 1913, A.L. Westgaard led an American Automobile ...

                          • big pine
                          • westgaard pass
                          • bristlecone pin...
                          • white mountains
                          • eastern sierra
                          • inyo county
                          • california

                          1872 Owens Valley Earthquake

                          On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of ...

                          On the date of March 26, 1872, an earthquake of major proportions shook Owens Valley and nearly destroyed the town of Lone Pine. Twenty seven persons were killed. In addition to single burials, 16 of ...

                          • lone pine
                          • inyo county
                          • eastern sierra
                          • california
                          • earthquakes

                          On Lok House

                            Lone Pine Adobe Wall

                            The Adobe Wall   On March 26, 1872, at 2:30 a.m., one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded destroyed 52 of the 59 buildings in Lone Pine.   Because of a scarcity of building materials the largely ...

                            The Adobe Wall   On March 26, 1872, at 2:30 a.m., one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded destroyed 52 of the 59 buildings in Lone Pine. Because of a scarcity of building materials the largely ...

                            • lone pine
                            • owens valley
                            • inyo county
                            • california
                            • eastern sierra
                            • earthquakes