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    Amador Pavilion

      The Slinky Toy

      This historic marker memorializes the first manufacturing site of the Slinky, one of the top selling toys of the 20th Century, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Slinky was invented by mechanical ...

      This historic marker memorializes the first manufacturing site of the Slinky, one of the top selling toys of the 20th Century, in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Slinky was invented by mechanical ...

      • pennsylvania
      • delaware county
      • slinky
      • toys

      Friends of Noosa

      Friends of Noosa  This plaque records the incredible role played by Friends of  Noosa in the re-establishment Noosa's Council.  Friends of Noosa was a community organisation formed in  2007 to fight ...

      Friends of Noosa  This plaque records the incredible role played by Friends of  Noosa in the re-establishment Noosa's Council.  Friends of Noosa was a community organisation formed in  2007 to fight ...

      • government
      • australia
      • noosa

      Polyhedron with 432 Symmetry

      The polyhedron in the fountain is a snub cube, an Archimedean semi-regular solid derived from a cube, with all its edges of equal length. This shape was chosen for the central fountain in the Beckman ...

      The polyhedron in the fountain is a snub cube, an Archimedean semi-regular solid derived from a cube, with all its edges of equal length. This shape was chosen for the central fountain in the Beckman ...

      • cal tech
      • science

      Juana Maria

      Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on the ...

      Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on ...

      • native american...
      • channel islands
      • santa barbara m...
      • island of the b...

      Wilke Farmhouse

      • 1898
      • queen anne

      Marsha Jean Corprew

      MARSHA JEAN CORPREW  1948-2000  MARSHA J. CORPREW, AN AFRICAN -  AMERICAN WOMAN, WAS APPOINTED  BY MAYOR LIONEL J. WILSON TO THE  PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY  COMMISSION IN 1977. SHE GAVE 22  YEARS ...

      MARSHA JEAN CORPREW  1948-2000  MARSHA J. CORPREW, AN AFRICAN -  AMERICAN WOMAN, WAS APPOINTED  BY MAYOR LIONEL J. WILSON TO THE  PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY  COMMISSION IN 1977. SHE GAVE 22  YEARS ...

        Lakeside Park Garden Center

          Press Building

          PRESS BUILDING  The Press Building opened as the Pantages Theatre on  August 5, 1912. Retail and office uses enveloped the  building, with ground-floor tenants including a candy  store, dry cleaner, ...

          PRESS BUILDING  The Press Building opened as the Pantages Theatre on  August 5, 1912. Retail and office uses enveloped the  building, with ground- floor tenants including a candy  store, dry cleaner, ...

          • hippodrome
          • oakland
          • vaudeville

          The Cascades

          On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of ...

          On November 5, 1913, 40,000 people gathered here to witness the dedication of the Los Angeles - Owens River Aqueduct. The terminus of a 233-mile long engineering marvel, the Cascades were the site of ...

          • natural resourc...
          • los angeles
          • aqueduct

          Sylmar Earthquake

          This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost ...

          This tablet presented February 9, 1979, to the Veterans Memorial Park, in loving memory of the many veterans, nurses, and aides of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital, whose lives were lost ...

          • disasters
          • veterans
          • earthquake
          • memorial
          • san fernando
          • los angeles

          Rogerio Rocha

          Rogerio Rocha was born in 1801, in the village of Mapanga, and was baptized in the San Fernando Mission. Rocha became a well-known blacksmith in California. In Rocha's early years he became the ...

          Rogerio Rocha was born in 1801, in the village of Mapanga, and was baptized in the San Fernando Mission. Rocha became a well-known blacksmith in California. In Rocha's early years he became ...

          • native american...

          Grand Central Air Terminal

          Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and the ...

          Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and ...

          • aviation
          • commerce
          • transportation
          • architecture
          • entertainment
          • free tours

          Hang Gliding

          On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly and ...

          On this site, May 23, 1971, with a gathering of enthusiasts for personal human flight, began the worldwide sport of Hang Gliding. (In 1971 a dozen Hang Glider pilots gathered here to fly ...

          • flying
          • sports
          • adventure
          • aviation

          Modern Times

          End of an Era —  Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”.  Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the epic ...

          End of an Era —  Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”. Near where you are now standing, silent film comic Charlie Chaplin, with Paulette Goddard at his side, appeared in the final scene of the ...

          • entertainment
          • movies
          • hollywood

          Sylmar Tunnel Disaster

          “Honoring The Lives”. On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan ...

          “Honoring The Lives”. On June 24, 1971, an explosion and fire took the lives of seventeen construction workers building a tunnel in Sylmar, California. The tunnel was being built for the Metropolitan ...

          • disaster
          • aqueduct
          • construction
          • sylmar earthqua...
          • memorial

          Star House

          The Star dance hall and brothel, early 1900sStar House Circa 1902Bootlegged booze, loose women, hot music and rowdy customers- One of Ketchikan's oldest buildings and the Territory of Alaska's only ...

          The Star dance hall and brothel, early 1900sStar House Circa 1902Bootlegged booze, loose women, hot music and rowdy customers- One of Ketchikan's oldest buildings and the Territory of Alaska's only ...

          • star house
          • ketchikan
          • creek street
          • alaska
          • prohibition
          • national regist...
          • 1902
          • brothel

          Moss Fujii

          • buddy bench
          • 1965
          • 6th grade

          The Raven Totem Pole

          The Raven Totem PoleThis pole was carved by Thomas Ukas in the middle 1960s. Mr. Ukas' father was William Ukas, also a noted and respected carver. William Ukas' works include the original Kiks.adi ...

          The Raven Totem PoleThis pole was carved by Thomas Ukas in the middle 1960s. Mr. Ukas' father was William Ukas, also a noted and respected carver. William Ukas' works include the original ...

          • wrangell
          • totem
          • 1960s
          • alaska
          • thomas ukas
          • post office
          • native

          The History Of Commercial Fishing In Wrangell, Alaska

          The History Of Commercial Fishing In Wrangell, Alaska. The waters of Southeast Alaska have been fished by native inhabitants for many generations. The catch has been used for bartering and as a major ...

          The History Of Commercial Fishing In Wrangell, Alaska. The waters of Southeast Alaska have been fished by native inhabitants for many generations. The catch has been used for bartering and as a major ...

          • wrangell
          • alaska
          • fishing
          • salmon
          • herring
          • crab
          • ira merill
          • brenda schwartz
          • rod brown
          • university of a...
          • school of fishe...
          • cannery
          • hand troller
          • purse seiner
          • power troller
          • gillnetter
          • longliner
          • crabber
          • beam trawler
          • 1990

          Tongass National Forest

          Tongass National ForestFacts:- Designated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, the Tongass National Forest is over 100 years old.- At 16.9 Million acres, the largest national forest in the United States.- ...

          Tongass National ForestFacts:- Designated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, the Tongass National Forest is over 100 years old.- At 16.9 Million acres, the largest national forest in the United States.- ...

          • tongass nationa...
          • wrangell
          • alaska
          • roosevelt
          • 1907
          • rainforest

          Upon Thundering Wings

          Upon Thundering Wings

          Upon Thundering Wings"Thundering Wings" - the title of local master carver, Nathan Jackson's magnificent cedar monument, depicts the Tlingit native origin of Ketchikan's name, as told by Chief ...

          • ketchikan
          • alaska
          • historic
          • bald eagle
          • thundering wing...
          • gold
          • native
          • tlingit
          • nathan jackson
          • mike martin
          • george clark
          • alfred swinefor...
          • mining
          • saltery
          • cannery
          • salmon

          20 Creek Street

          Seagulls enjoying afternoon sun on the rooftop of 20 Creek Street.20 Creek StreetCirca 1920Beatrice Greene; the last working woman- For half a century, this house, like so many on the Creek, was part ...

          Seagulls enjoying afternoon sun on the rooftop of 20 Creek Street.20 Creek StreetCirca 1920Beatrice Greene; the last working woman- For half a century, this house, like so many on the Creek, was part ...

          • beatrice greene
          • creek street
          • ketchikan
          • 1920
          • ketchikan histo...
          • prostitution
          • red light distr...

          The Eagle's Building

          The Eagles BuildingWas constructed in 1905 and designed by Galbraith and Hall of Spokane. The building was constructed from locally made concrete blocks which were made from the tailings of the local ...

          The Eagles BuildingWas constructed in 1905 and designed by Galbraith and Hall of Spokane. The building was constructed from locally made concrete blocks which were made from the tailings of the local ...

          • eagles building
          • wallace
          • idaho
          • 1905
          • 1951
          • shootout
          • mining
          • gold
          • silver