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German Society of Pennsylvania

THE GERMAN SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA The oldest German American organization in the US was founded Dec. 26, 1764, in Philadelphia to provide legal aid, wel-fare, and language support to ...

  • german
  • immigration
  • philadelphia
  • cultural societ...
  • library

Fletcher - Silver Walk

Submitted by @EliOAnders

    Sutherland Forest Nursery Station

    SUTHERLAND FORESTRY NURSERY STATION The Sutherland Forestry Nursery Station, like the earlier nursery at Indian Head, made an important contribution to tree- planting on the prairies. Established by ...

    • saskatoon
    • saskatchewan
    • forestry
    • forest
    • trees
    • horticulture
    • praiirie

    BURRELL SCHOOL

    In 1852, Lynman J. Burrell settled an area along the Santa Cruz Mountains and eventually establish Burrell Village. Burrell School is the last remaining structure of Burrell Village. Established in ...

    • burrell school
    • ecv
    • santa cruz
    • b40
    • 1979
    • 1850
    • mountain charli...

    Mother Orange Tree of Butte County

    I happened upon this site during a visit to Oroville Dam, on the Feather River on the northeast side of the Sacramento Valley. It's a little out of the way, and the signs pointing to it are not all ...

    • california
    • agriculture
    • gold rush
    • butte county

    Gooding Milner Canal

    I've spent long enough in California that waterworks, large and small, get my attention. This spot is about 35 miles north of Twin Falls, Idaho, and just a couple of miles north of the town of ...

    • idaho
    • shoshone
    • aqueducts

    Anna Politkovskaya Memorial

    Обозреватель и Новая Газета. Анна Политковская до своей трагической гибели работала в этом здании 1999-2006 Obozrevatel and Novaya Gazeta. Anna Politkovskaya  until her tragic death worked in this ...

    • anna politkovsk...
    • journalist
    • memorial

    Show Your Stripes

    Show Your Stripes 2008 Jim Conti Change the light sculpture from your phone: Dial 408-287-0128 Press three numbers (1-9). Press zero. Hang up. Commissioned for The 88 in collaboration with the City ...

    • san jose
    • art
    • phone number

    John Covalesk

    At this location, officer John Covalesk was shot to death while investigating a burglary. Officer Covalesk gave his life in the line of duty November 15, 1950. Erected by The San Jose ...

    • san jose
    • police
    • line of duty
    • death

    Gravely Ford

    Gravely Ford 7 miles southeast of here was a favorite pioneer crossing of the Humboldt River, Gravely Ford. Campsite of the Donner Party, here occurred the Snyder-Reed fight. As Snyder lashed at Reed ...

    • donner party
    • nevada
    • interstate 80
    • i80
    • snyder-reed fig...
    • wagon train

    Chief Washakie

    Tooling across Wyoming before the August 2017 eclipse, we drove into a town called Fort Washakie (population 1,759; elevation 5,570 feet) on U.S. 287 (a.k.a. the Chief Washakie Trail). We had ...

    • wyoming
    • native american...
    • shoshone
    • washakie

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        Pierce Hall

        PIERCE HALL First Town Hall of Brookline Built in 1825 Used as the first High School 1843-1856 Bought by the First Parish in 1890 Named for the Rev. John Pierce, D.D. Minister of this Parish 1797-1849

        • brookline
        • massachusetts
        • first parish br...

        Burrell M. Baucom

        IN MEMORY OF BURRELL M. BAUCOM AN OFFICER AND SOLDIER. BRAVE OF HEART, SINCERE OF PURPOSE AND FAITHFUL TO TRUST WHO FELL HERE JULY 1, 1933, IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY. THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY HIS ...

        • 1933
        • oregon

        Chester Depot

        CHESTER DEPOT The first public train arrived here on July 18, 1849, and in December, the Rutland & Burlington Railroad opened the first rail line across Vermont linking the Connecticut River valley ...

        • chester
        • vermont
        • champlain
        • connecticut riv...
        • 1849
        • train
        • railroad
        • train station

        Amador County Fair Foundation

          Folsom Institute

          FOLSOM INSTITUTE "EDUCATION DOTH NOT A SCHOLAR MAKE" NEAR HERE WAS THE FIRST AND ONLY COLLEGE EVER IN FOLSOM. IT LASTED TWO YEARS (1858-60) THEN CLOSED FOR LACK OF STUDENTS. FOLKS PROBABLY FIGURED ...

          • folsom
          • college
          • institute

          Grocery Store, 1879

          GROCERY STORE 1879William Ferguson, proprietor City of Toronto, Inventory of Heritage Properties HERITAGE TORONTO    Submitted by @kmbmarshall

          • grocery store
          • toronto
          • 1879

          Compo Colonial Cemetery Cedar Point

          COMPO COLONIAL CEMETERY CEDAR POINT 1681 1771 FAMILIES REPRESENTED BURNS, CHURCH, GRAY, HENDRICKS, SHAW. IN WHOSE MEMORY THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED BY COMPO HILL CHAPTER, D.A.R. AND THE MORRIS PARK ...

          • 1681
          • compo
          • westport
          • connecticut

          Looff Carousel

            Field of Hope

            Marie Curie Cancer Care Field of Hope Sponsored by the Arundel House Hotel Planted by Cambridge City Council November 1995   Submitted by @Geograph_Bob © Copyright Bob Harvey and licensed ...

            • marie curie
            • cancer
            • hope
            • field

            A City of Women

            1770-1870 A City of Women Monterey's Women of all nationalities gathered and while doing wash provided a medium for information through the "Wash Tub Mail" at Washer Woman's Gulch. It was Monterey's ...

            • monterey
            • california
            • women
            • washing
            • gold fields

            Golden Gate Bridge

            Submitted by @Ritterton

            • san francisco
            • 3-d
            • bridge
            • golden gate

            I-880 Cypress 'F' Picnic Area

            I-880 CYPRESS 'F' PICNIC AREA AT ERNIE RAIMONDI PARK  A GIFT OF AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE PARTNERING TEAM OF KIEWIT/KAISER AND CALTRANS FOR THE WEST OAKLAND COMMUNITY  DEDICATED THIS 26TH DAY OF JULY, ...

            • 880
            • kaiser
            • a.d.
            • park
            • golf

            Liberty Hall

            LIBERTY HALL Built in 1877, Liberty Hall embodies the many layers of West Oakland history. It is an outstanding example of mid-Victorian commercial architecture, with octagonal turrets, ...

            • oakland
            • bay area
            • california
            • liberty hal

            Frank Furness (1839-1912)

            Frank Furness (1839-1912) A nationally influential architect, his forceful designs and bold use of industrial materials helped shape American modernism. His works include the Pa. Academy of Fine arts ...

            • philadelphia
            • architecture