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Winfree Baptist Church

The Winfree community originated in 1831 as a ranch of the early Texas settler Abraham Winfree. By 1914, the area had grown in population and the scattered rural churches were not adequate for the ...

The Winfree community originated in 1831 as a ranch of the early Texas settler Abraham Winfree. By 1914, the area had grown in population and the scattered rural churches were not adequate for ...

  • texas
  • church

Rainbow Bridge

The rapid growth of the petrochemical industry in Jefferson and Orange counties in the early 20th century led to increased population in this area. In order to serve escalating transportation needs, ...

The rapid growth of the petrochemical industry in Jefferson and Orange counties in the early 20th century led to increased population in this area. In order to serve escalating transportation ...

  • texas
  • bridge
  • wpa

Janis Lyn Joplin

(January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) A native of Port Arthur, famed blues and rock and roll singer Janis Joplin lived here with her family. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and ...

(January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) A native of Port Arthur, famed blues and rock and roll singer Janis Joplin lived here with her family. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and ...

  • texas
  • music
  • rock and roll
  • 1960's
  • women

The Woodworth House (Rose Hill)

J.H. Baxter of the Griffing Lumber Company built this residence in 1906 for R.H. Woodworth (d.1923). Wide verandas extend beyond the impressive columned portico of the Classic Revival structure. ...

J.H. Baxter of the Griffing Lumber Company built this residence in 1906 for R.H. Woodworth (d.1923). Wide verandas extend beyond the impressive columned portico of the Classic Revival structure. ...

  • texas
  • architecture
  • historic place

The Four Chaplains

On February 3rd, 1943 as the American troopship Dorchester neared its destination, Greenland, it was torpedoed at 12:55 A.M. by a German submarine. The old ship immediately began to sink. As the men ...

On February 3rd, 1943 as the American troopship Dorchester neared its destination, Greenland, it was torpedoed at 12:55 A.M. by a German submarine. The old ship immediately began to sink. As the ...

  • wwii
  • texas
  • hereos

Filhiol Mound

Filhiol Mound is a 7-foot-tall platform mound that measures 98 by 98 feet at the base. It was built in two episodes. The first episode was completed around AD 700. An Indian village extended from the ...

Filhiol Mound is a 7-foot-tall platform mound that measures 98 by 98 feet at the base. It was built in two episodes. The first episode was completed around AD 700. An Indian village extended from ...

  • louisiana
  • native american
  • indian mound

Captain John O'Donnell

CAPTAIN JOHN O'DONNELL, THE FOUNDER OFTHE CANTON COMMUNITY, WAS A MAN OF GREATVISION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. HE INITIATEDTRADE BETWEEN CANTON, CHINA AND BALTIMOREIN 1785 OPERATING HIS OWN MERCHANTSAILING ...

CAPTAIN JOHN O'DONNELL, THE FOUNDER OFTHE CANTON COMMUNITY, WAS A MAN OF GREATVISION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. HE INITIATEDTRADE BETWEEN CANTON, CHINA AND BALTIMOREIN 1785 OPERATING HIS OWN MERCHANTSAILING ...

  • imageryan
  • canton
  • baltimore

THE "INNOCENT" RAILWAY

Submitted by @TweetsBennett[Location approximate]

Submitted by @TweetsBennett[Location approximate]

    John Muir Birthplace

    JOHN MUIR 1838 - 1914 NATURE'S APOSTLE FATHER OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS, CHAMPION OF WORLD CONSERVATION & FOREVER A SCOT Submitted by @TweetsBennett

    JOHN MUIR 1838 - 1914 NATURE'S APOSTLE FATHER OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS, CHAMPION OF WORLD CONSERVATION & FOREVER A SCOT Submitted by @TweetsBennett

      Torness Lime Kiln

      There is also a history of humans using the limestone, as in the abandoned kilns described in this plaque.  Even now the limestone continues to be quarried out and there is a cement works nearby ...

      There is also a history of humans using the limestone, as in the abandoned kilns described in this plaque.  Even now the limestone continues to be quarried out and there is a cement works ...

        Widewater Wabash and Erie Canal

        WIDEWATER WABASH AND ERIE CANAL A natural basin bordering the east side of North Ninth Street, formerly Canal Road, was incorporated into the Wabash and Erie Canal, circa 1840, and became known as ...

        WIDEWATER WABASH AND ERIE CANAL A natural basin bordering the east side of North Ninth Street, formerly Canal Road, was incorporated into the Wabash and Erie Canal, circa 1840, and became known as ...

          Andre Malraux

            FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT

            FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT. HONORING PIONEERS ON THE AMERICAN SHORES OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, THE ABOVE STONE WAS BROUGHT FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK BY THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL MOTORIZED ...

            FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT. HONORING PIONEERS ON THE AMERICAN SHORES OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, THE ABOVE STONE WAS BROUGHT FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK BY THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL MOTORIZED ...

              Judy's Hole

              This area once an open claypit is known as JUDY'S HOLE named after a wise woman who lived in the nearby squatters cottages.

              This area once an open claypit is known as JUDY'S HOLE named after a wise woman who lived in the nearby squatters cottages.

                Shorty Smith

                  Bea & Kevin Olsen

                    ROBERT HALE MERRIMAN RESIDENCE

                      The Early Days, Juneau

                        I was truly there and did my part to the end

                          City Hall Apartment Building

                          CITY HALL APARTMENT BUILDING BUILT IN 1914 BY MAYOR JOHN J. MCNAMARA, GEORGE J. WINKLEMAN AND JAMES E. MCNAMARA 1st APARTMENT BUILDING IN MARTINEZ. BUILT DURING REFINERY BOOM. UNIQUE BECAUSE IT SITS ...

                          CITY HALL APARTMENT BUILDING BUILT IN 1914 BY MAYOR JOHN J. MCNAMARA, GEORGE J. WINKLEMAN AND JAMES E. MCNAMARA 1st APARTMENT BUILDING IN MARTINEZ. BUILT DURING REFINERY BOOM. UNIQUE BECAUSE IT SITS ...

                            Peter J. Shields

                            THIS GROVE IS DEDICATED TO PETER J. SHIELDS FOUNDER OF THE DAVIS CAMPUS PATRON OF ALL AGRICULTURE BENEFACTOR TO STUDENTS EMINENT JURIST HUSBANDMAN ADMIRER OF TREES FRIEND TO MAN IN HONORED ...

                            THIS GROVE IS DEDICATED TO PETER J. SHIELDS FOUNDER OF THE DAVIS CAMPUS PATRON OF ALL AGRICULTURE BENEFACTOR TO STUDENTS EMINENT JURIST HUSBANDMAN ADMIRER OF TREES FRIEND TO MAN IN HONORED ...

                              Marines Memorial Club

                                Amazing Space Studio and Gallery

                                  Massif de Plantes Terre de Bruyere

                                    Carriage House

                                    CARRIAGE HOUSE The carriage was a major means of local transportation around the turn of the century. Muir never owned an automobile and preferred to walk whenever possible. The Muir/Strentzel Ranch ...

                                    CARRIAGE HOUSE The carriage was a major means of local transportation around the turn of the century. Muir never owned an automobile and preferred to walk whenever possible. The Muir/Strentzel Ranch ...