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Cowl Lane

  CALLED COLE STRETE IN 1227 WHEN IT WAS ON WINCHOOMBE ABBEY'S EASTERN BOUNDARY,. IT LATER BECAME COLD LANE, COW LANE & THEN FROM ABOUT 1812, CHAPEL LANE Submitted by @caddickbrown

  • birmingham
  • england
  • cold
  • cow
  • chapel

After an 18th Century Ducking Stool

WINYARD ST (1320) LED TO WINCHOMBE ABBEY'S VINEYARD. IT WAS LATER CALLED DUCK STREET AFTER AN 18TH CENTURY DUCKING STOOL AT THE RIVERSIDE [Location approximate] Submitted by @caddickbrown

  • duck
  • birmingham
  • england
  • winyard
  • vinyard
  • abbey

Known as Dog & Gun

ONCE SCHOOL HOUSE LANE AFTER THE 17TH CENTURY CHANDOS GRAMMAR SCHOOL & LATER MALTHOUSE LANE. LOCALLY KNOWN AS DOG & GUN LANE AFTER A PUBLIC HOUSESubmitted by @caddickbrown

    In Loving Memory of "Buzz"

    Submitted by @SeanTManley   [Location approximate]

    • colorado spring...
    • colorado
    • buzz
    • loving memory

    Captain G. Allan Hancock

    CAPTAIN G. ALLAN HANCOCK  DONOR OF HANCOCK FARM TO THE PEOPLE OF  LOS ANGELES COUNTY  1916 Submitted by @zeroisme

    • los angeles
    • california
    • park
    • tar pits
    • hancock

    Donner Party Camp at Alder Creek Valley

    DONNER PARTY CAMP AT ALDER CREEK VALLEY  In the Fall of 1846, 25 Members of The Donner Party became Trapped by an Early Snowstorm here at Alder Creek Valley. The George and Jacob Donner Families, ...

    • 1846
    • donner
    • california
    • donner party
    • alder creek val...

    Was Temporarily Trapped

    On the 19th day of September, 1984 Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford was temporarily trapped in this elevator. VAN PELT-DIETRICH LIBRARY CENTER Photo courtesy of University of ...

    • philadelphia
    • pennsylvania
    • ford
    • gerald ford
    • 1984
    • elevator
    • temporarily tra...

    Deng Shichang

    Deng Shichang from Panyu, (now Guangzhou City), Guangdong. A well-known patriotic general who died for his country during the First Sino-Japanese War. Submitted by Erica Newman. Translated by Fredy ...

    • guangzhou city
    • guangdong
    • china
    • sino-japanese w...
    • 1895

    Construction 129

    Construction 129Despite its imposing appearance, Construction 129 was never used--or even completed. It was to have been armed with 2 guns having massive, 16" diameter barrels. Each weapon weighed ...

      Geronimo Surrender Marker

      "Near here Geronimo, last Apache chieftain and Nachite with their followers surrendered, on Sept. 6th 1886, to General Nelson A. Miles, U. S. Army. Lieutenant Chas. B. Gatewood with Kieta and Martine ...

        The Crutchfield Suite

        BRACKENRIDGE FIELD LABORATORY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN   "The Crutchfield Suite" For 45 years (Fall 1967 - Fall 2012) Resident Manager John Crutchfield and Grace Crutchfield lived in this ...

        • austin
        • texas
        • brackenridge
        • suite
        • if you are read...
        • field laborator...

        The Smartest Sailing Vessel out of San Francisco -- Brigantine Galilee

        Submitted by mollyocr

        • sailing
        • san francisco
        • california
        • bay area

        From the Riches of the Sea

          Birmingham Town Hall

          JOSEPH HANSOM  JOHN WELCH  ARCHITECTS  MDCCCXXXIV Submitted by @caddickbrown

          • birmingham
          • england

          Union Cemetary

          UNION CEMETERYUnion Cemetery's name reflects the controversy that erupted in the civil war, three years after the cemetery's beginnings in 1859. Pro- and anti-slavery feelings ran high in California, ...

          • metal
          • cemetery
          • civil war
          • 1859
          • secession
          • redwood city
          • california
          • ecv

          Sturgeons Mill

          Sturgeon’s Mill The California gold rush of 1849 and San Francisco's earthquake of 1906 spurred expansion, rebuilding, and extensive timber processing in California. Sturgeon’s mill is a fine example ...

          • nsgw
          • sturgeon's mill
          • california
          • bay area
          • lumber history
          • saw mill
          • timber processi...
          • steam powered t...

          Ball's Bluff National Military Cemetery

          Submitted by @jqmcd

          • cemetery
          • leesburg
          • virginia
          • civil war

          Glen Canyon WPA

          CONSTRUCTED BY FEDERAL WORKS AGENCY WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION AND BY CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO Submitted by friscolex

          • glen canyon
          • san francisco
          • california
          • bay area
          • wpa

          Ball's Bluff Regional Park

          Submitted by @jqmcd

          • civil war
          • virginia
          • ball's bluff
          • leesburg

          Skeels Hotel

          Site of Skeels Hotel 1925 - 1995 On this site stood the Skeels Hotel, which was owned and operated by Harry and Cynthia Skeels as a hotel and restaurant from 1925 to 1948. The original building was ...

          • morgan hill
          • california
          • hotel
          • monterey
          • sweden
          • uvas
          • parrot
          • flag pole