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Lansing

LANSING  European farmers settled in this area first in the 1790s. The Gold Lion Inn was built in 1824 at the southwest corner of today's Sheppard Avenue and Yonge Street, which became the centre of ...

  • lansing
  • yonge
  • toronto
  • ontario

Bartlett Tennessee Veteran Memorial

Lest We Forget Erected by Citizens of Bartlett to those who served their country in time of need Submitted from the Shelby County Register's Office.

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Germantown, Tennessee

The City began in 1833 as the hamlet of Pea Ridge, was renamed Germantown in 1836 and incorporated in 1841. The City of Germantown now includes the site of historic Nashoba Plantation. Union ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Aa

CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK designated in 1987 SHATTUCK HOTEL, J.F. HINK & SON DEPARTMENT STORE Benjamin G. McDougall, Architect 1909 and 1913 Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect1926 Berkeley’s first ...

  • berkeley
  • california
  • bay area
  • hotel
  • shattuck
  • mcdougall

California Divided

1804  CALIFORNIA DIVIDED Alta California is divided from Baja California and Monterey is named capital of Alta California; it remains under Spanish jurisdiction.

  • monterey
  • california
  • 1804

The Hide and Tallow Trade

1822 THE HIDE AND TALLOW TRADE  Ships from Boston began arriving to purchase hides, often called "California banknotes", and tallow from the mission and ranchos. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard ...

  • monterey
  • california
  • 1822
  • hide
  • tallow
  • banknotes
  • before the mast

Pier 1 1/2 and Pier 3

Pier 1 1/2 and Pier 3 were built in 1917-1919 for use by riverboats to connect San Francisco to Sacramento and the San Joaquin River. Pier 1 1/2 was built as a passenger terminal while Pier 3 ...

    New Mexico State Fair Youth Hall Addition

    • apodaca
    • new mexico
    • state fair

    Grass Valley Hardware

    GRASS VALLEY HARDWARE  THROUGH THE YEARS OF PROSPECTING HYDRAULIC AND HARDROCK MINING THIS HARDWARE BUSINESS, ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST, HAS SERVED THE COMMUNITY. IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION AT THIS ...

    • 1854
    • grass valley
    • hardrock
    • mining
    • hardware

    Leslie Queen of Austin

    Leslie, Queen of Austin (born Albert Leslie Cochran), roamed 6th St. in g-strings and heels with his trademark goatee, and had a saucy comment for every passerby who snapped a photo with him. ...

    • austin
    • texas
    • leslie
    • black cat
    • keep austin wei...

    Buried Radioactive Mat

    B BURIED RADIOACTIVE MAT NO EXCAVATION PRIOR TO 2142 AT SEE COUNTY RECORDS S 36 28 31 E B C205 42  [Location approximate] Submitted by @GrantWTrent

    • radioactive
    • new mexico
    • 2142

    Hermann Ethe (1844-1917)

    Hermann Ethe (1844 -- 1917) A large mob of Aberystwyth inhabitants gathered here in October 1914 to drive Professor Hermann Ethe from the town because of his German nationality. Ethe left ...

    • wales
    • aberystwyth
    • wwi
    • persecution
    • german

    Filipino Community Hall

    THIS BUILDING IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF FILIPINO OLDTIMER ALASKANS WHOSE ENDURING COMMITMENT, WISDOM, AND VISION, GAVE US THIS LEGACY TO PRESERVE THE PHILIPPINE CULTURE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. WE ...

    • filipino
    • philippine
    • oldtimer
    • oxford comma

    Glendale Firefighters

    Dedicated in honor of Glendale Firefighter Bill Jensen in addition to those who served fighting significant fires in Southern California and to all firefighters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. ...

    • glendale
    • california
    • firefighter

    Measured from the Site of the Original Cross

    CITY OF WESTMINSTER  ON THE SITE NOW OCCUPIED BY THE STATUE OF KING CHARLES I WAS ERECTED THE ORIGINAL QUEEN ELEANOR'S CROSS A REPLICA OF WHICH STANDS IN FRONT OF CHARING CROSS STATION MILEAGES FROM ...

    • westminster
    • london
    • queen eleanor
    • charles 1

    James J. Ballentine VFW

    UPTOWN: MINNEAPOLIS' LAKES DISTRICT The James J. Ballentine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 246 was founded in October 1919, in the aftermath of World War I. It was established with 50 charter ...

    • lakes district
    • minneapolis
    • minnesota
    • vfw
    • 1919
    • wwi
    • popular local b...

    Americana @ Brand

    With Gratitude James E. Starbird Glendale City Manager For his enduring leadership, faith and guidance that made The Americana at Brand a reality.   The Caruso Affiliated Team   Submitted by: Jon G. ...

    • americana
    • glendale
    • james e starbir...
    • california

    25 Van Ness Avenue

    25 Van Ness Avenue FORMERLY MASONIC TEMPLE OF CALIFORNIA ERECTED 1911 BLISS & FAVILLE, ARCHITECTS RENOVATED 1985

    • san francisco
    • california
    • bay area
    • van ness
    • masons

    Dare We Dream In Concrete?

    DARE WE DREAM IN CONCRETE?  Today we plant a seed for a place in the sun and a soft silent breeze, a magic place to dream.Today we plant a seed, surrounded by the giants of the city gray, pink and ...

    • san francisco
    • california
    • bay area
    • concrete

    Con Foster and the Movies in Traverse City

    Submitted by @pkmonaghan.