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William Bartram Trail

In 1775, traveling by boat Bartram passed here, noting higher land and trees

In 1775, traveling by boat Bartram passed here, noting higher land and trees "of an incredible magnitude"

  • louisiana
  • bartram trail
  • livingston pari...

Pottery Hill

This site (16ST48), dominated by the ancient Castain Oak (2006, Live Oak Society), has provided evidence of human activity though a sequence of aboriginal ceramics dating from the late Tchefuncte ...

This site (16ST48), dominated by the ancient Castain Oak (2006, Live Oak Society), has provided evidence of human activity though a sequence of aboriginal ceramics dating from the late Tchefuncte ...

  • louisiana
  • native american
  • st. tammany par...

Simpson Church of God

Second oldest continuously active Church of God in Louisiana. Began by Robert H. Owens, 1897. 1st named Welcome Church of God. 1st convert was James Harville. Early converts from Pine Island ...

Second oldest continuously active Church of God in Louisiana. Began by Robert H. Owens, 1897. 1st named Welcome Church of God. 1st convert was James Harville. Early converts from Pine ...

  • louisiana
  • rapides parish
  • church
  • religion

A.Z. Young's Home Civil Rights Leader

While serving as the President of the historic Bogalusa Civic and Voters League (The League), Dr. A. Z. Young, a noted Civil Rights Leader, Luminary & Icon, led the historic 1967 nine day Civil ...

While serving as the President of the historic Bogalusa Civic and Voters League (The League), Dr. A. Z. Young, a noted Civil Rights Leader, Luminary & Icon, led the historic 1967 nine day ...

  • louisiana
  • civil rights
  • washington pari...

Macy Street Grade Separation

Macy Street Grade Separation, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Project 4361, City of Los Angeles, Frank L. Shaw, Mayor. August 1931

Macy Street Grade Separation, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Project 4361, City of Los Angeles, Frank L. Shaw, Mayor. August 1931

    Northern Terminus of the First Commercial Monorail in America

    In commemoration of service and honor to the Seattle World’s Fair April 21 – October 21 1962 and the City of Seattle Placed in tribute this 19th day of October 1962 at the site of the northern ...

    In commemoration of service and honor to the Seattle World’s Fair April 21 – October 21 1962 and the City of Seattle Placed in tribute this 19th day of October 1962 at the site of the northern ...

      George Washington

      George Washington   An authorized cast bronze by The Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houden (17 41–18 28) which stands in the state capital at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by ...

      George Washington   An authorized cast bronze by The Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houden (17 41–18 28) which stands in the state capital at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by ...

        Robert A. Conyes

        In Memory of ROBERT A. CONYES by Harriet B. Conyes

        In Memory of ROBERT A. CONYES by Harriet B. Conyes

          Jo and Norm Budman

          Jo and Norm Budman Celebrating 50 years of marriage

          Jo and Norm Budman Celebrating 50 years of marriage "I'll never find another you"

            John Balbach

              Allen and Ellen Wexler, 'Overlook'

              Allan and Ellen Wexler in collaboration with di Domenico + Partners Overlook 2009 Granite and Glass Fabricated by Digital Stone Project Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and MTA Long Island Rail ...

              Allan and Ellen Wexler in collaboration with di Domenico + Partners Overlook 2009 Granite and Glass Fabricated by Digital Stone Project Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and MTA Long Island Rail ...

              • new york
              • brooklyn
              • atlantic termin...
              • atlantic avenue
              • mta
              • art
              • station
              • lirr

              The Atlantic Terminal Pavilion

              THE ATLANTIC TERMINAL PAVILION

              THE ATLANTIC TERMINAL PAVILION "A NEW GATEWAY TO BROOKLYN" JANUARY 5, 2010 THE NEW ATLANTIC TERMINAL PAVILION IS DEDICATED TO BROOKLYN THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD'S BIRTHPLACE IN 1836   DAVID A. ...

              • new york
              • brooklyn
              • atlantic termin...
              • atlantic avenue
              • mta
              • david paterson
              • jay walder
              • marty markowitz
              • helena williams
              • 2010

              George Gamow

              George Gamow Professor of physics The George Washington University From 1934 to 1956   Gamow (1904-1968)  is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948), explaining nuclear ...

              George Gamow Professor of physics The George Washington University From 1934 to 1956   Gamow (1904-1968)  is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948), explaining nuclear ...

                Jan Karski

                Jan Karski (n. Jan Kozielewski) (1914-2000)   Messenger of the Polish people to their government in exile Messenger of the Jewish people to the world The man who told of the annihilation of the ...

                Jan Karski (n. Jan Kozielewski) (1914-2000) Messenger of the Polish people to their government in exile Messenger of the Jewish people to the world The man who told of the annihilation of the Jewish ...

                  Haskell Museum

                  Haskell Museum 1894-1931 Caroline E. Haskell in 1894 presented to the University of Chicago the Haskell Oriental Museum. For 35 years it was a center for the study of the Near East and a sanctuary ...

                  Haskell Museum 1894-1931 Caroline E. Haskell in 1894 presented to the University of Chicago the Haskell Oriental Museum. For 35 years it was a center for the study of the Near East and a sanctuary ...

                    Tchaikovsky

                    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY  GAY RUSSIAN CLASSICAL COMPOSER (1840-1893)   PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was raised in a society that offered no public music education. In spite of his aptitude for music, his ...

                    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY  GAY RUSSIAN CLASSICAL COMPOSER (1840-1893)   PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was raised in a society that offered no public music education. In spite of his aptitude for music, his ...

                      Cole Porter

                      Cole Porter Gay American composer (1893-1964)   Cole Porter remains one of America’s all-time greatest composers and songwriters – one of the few who wrote both the lyrics and the music. His hits ...

                      Cole Porter Gay American composer (1893-1964) Cole Porter remains one of America’s all-time greatest composers and songwriters – one of the few who wrote both the lyrics and the music. His hits ...

                        Alan Turing

                        Alan Mathison Turing (Gay British Mathematician and Computer Scientist) (1912-1954)   During the second world war, Alan Turing worked at Britain’s code breaking center where he was responsible for ...

                        Alan Mathison Turing (Gay British Mathematician and Computer Scientist) (1912-1954)   During the second world war, Alan Turing worked at Britain’s code breaking center where he was responsible ...

                          Billy Strayhorn

                          Billy Strayhorn Gay U.S. Composer, Arranger and Pianist (1915-1967) “If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.”  —Billy Strayhorn   Billy Strayhorn studied music at the Pittsburgh music ...

                          Billy Strayhorn Gay U.S. Composer, Arranger and Pianist (1915-1967) “If you want something hard enough, it just gets done.”  —Billy Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn studied music at the Pittsburgh music ...

                            Xavier Dolida, Suspended Pots

                            SUSPENDED POTS   ARTİST: Xavier Dolida  

                            SUSPENDED POTS   ARTİST: Xavier Dolida   "This mural is an ode to French Impressionism. I am inspired by their stylistic depictions of flowers and use of bright and airy colors. I wanted to balance ...

                            • new york
                            • manhattan
                            • hudson yards
                            • hell's kitchen
                            • west side highw...
                            • art
                            • xavier dolida

                            The Green-Wood Cemetery

                            THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY   HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A   NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK   THIS SITE POSSESSES NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN COMMEMORATING THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   ESTABLISHED IN ...

                            THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY   HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK   THIS SITE POSSESSES NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE IN COMMEMORATING THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   ESTABLISHED ...

                            • new york
                            • brooklyn
                            • green-wood ceme...
                            • cemetery
                            • 1838
                            • 2006

                            Brachiopod Fossil Paving

                            BRACHIOPOD FOSSIL PAVING   The stone you stand on was quarried in Alcove, NY 30 miles south east of the Gilboa Dam. This stone was formed during the same geological period as the fossilized tree ...

                            BRACHIOPOD FOSSIL PAVING   The stone you stand on was quarried in Alcove, NY 30 miles south east of the Gilboa Dam. This stone was formed during the same geological period as the fossilized ...

                            • new york
                            • brooklyn
                            • greenpoint
                            • newtown creek
                            • fossil

                            The Newtown Creek Nature Walk

                            THE NEWTOWN CREEK NATURE WALK The plants and trees along the Nature Walk are identified with plaques which describe their historical, industrial and medicinal uses. They were selected for their ...

                            THE NEWTOWN CREEK NATURE WALK The plants and trees along the Nature Walk are identified with plaques which describe their historical, industrial and medicinal uses. They were selected for ...

                            • new york
                            • brooklyn
                            • newtown creek
                            • nature walk

                            Newtown Creek, DEP, DCA, NCMC, George Trakas

                            The New York City Department of Environmental Protection DEP manages the City's water supply, providing more than 1.1 billion gallons of water each day to more than 9 million residents throughout New ...

                            The New York City Department of Environmental Protection DEP manages the City's water supply, providing more than 1.1 billion gallons of water each day to more than 9 million residents throughout New ...

                            • brooklyn
                            • newtown creek
                            • dep
                            • greenpoint
                            • 1996

                            Built by William Waller

                            BUILT C.1835byWILLIAM WALLER,SADDLERFacade C.1870Submitted by @lampbane

                            BUILT C.1835byWILLIAM WALLER,SADDLERFacade C.1870Submitted by @lampbane

                            • south carolina
                            • charleston
                            • william waller
                            • 1835
                            • 1870