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Robinson Springs United Methodist Church

 This notable Greek Revival structure was completed in the late 1840's on land donated by Eli Robinson. The congregation was established 1828-1830 and the first church, built of logs, was located c. ...

 This notable Greek Revival structure was completed in the late 1840's on land donated by Eli Robinson. The congregation was established 1828-1830 and the first church, built of logs, was located c. ...

  • alabama
  • church

Jean Laffite

Jean Laffite was a French privateer, pirate and patriot. A hero with his band of baratarians at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Reputed to have had a warehouse on Contraband Bayou and to have ...

Jean Laffite was a French privateer, pirate and patriot. A hero with his band of baratarians at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Reputed to have had a warehouse on Contraband Bayou and to ...

  • louisiana
  • pirate
  • war of 1812

Grant Parish and Town of Colfax

Grant Parish was formed in 1869 from parts of Winn and Rapides parishes by Act 82 of the Louisiana legislature and named for President U.S. Grant. Colfax, incorporated in 1878, was named for Vice ...

Grant Parish was formed in 1869 from parts of Winn and Rapides parishes by Act 82 of the Louisiana legislature and named for President U.S. Grant. Colfax, incorporated in 1878, was named for ...

  • louisiana
  • city
  • parish

Mary E. Graham High School

On this site stood the former Grant Parish Training School. Established in 1937, it served as the high school for the African-American population. In 1954 Grant Parish Training School became Mary E. ...

On this site stood the former Grant Parish Training School. Established in 1937, it served as the high school for the African-American population. In 1954 Grant Parish Training School became Mary E. ...

  • louisiana
  • education
  • african-america...

Verda

Verda was named for the daughter of the town's first postmaster, Uriah E. DeWitt. Formerly known as College Hill, Verda's 19th century origins centered on the efforts of area farmers to establish a ...

Verda was named for the daughter of the town's first postmaster, Uriah E. DeWitt. Formerly known as College Hill, Verda's 19th century origins centered on the efforts of area farmers to establish a ...

  • louisiana
  • education

Battle of Calhoun's Landing

At 6:00 PM on April 26, 1864, here, near the junction of Cane and Red Rivers the Confederates set up an artillery battery to intercept Federal gun boats. Two boats were captured. More than 200 people ...

At 6:00 PM on April 26, 1864, here, near the junction of Cane and Red Rivers the Confederates set up an artillery battery to intercept Federal gun boats. Two boats were captured. More than 200 people ...

  • louisiana
  • civil war

Huey Pierce Long

To honor the memory of Huey Pierce Long1893-1935Lawyer, Administrator, StatesmanWho served as Railroad CommissionerGovernor of LouisianaandUnited States SenatorThis plaque was placed hereNear the ...

To honor the memory of Huey Pierce Long1893-1935Lawyer, Administrator, StatesmanWho served as Railroad CommissionerGovernor of LouisianaandUnited States SenatorThis plaque was placed hereNear the ...

  • louisiana
  • politics

Pollock School

The first school in Pollock was established in 1893-1894. The Rev. Frank Brian, a minister and state senator was hired by the students' parents to serve as the first instructor. Located near the ...

The first school in Pollock was established in 1893-1894. The Rev. Frank Brian, a minister and state senator was hired by the students' parents to serve as the first instructor. Located near ...

  • louisiana
  • education

Village of Dry Prong

Located in a land of natural beauty, the former Cottonburg became Dry Prong in 1906 when the Dry Prong post office was moved to this location in order to be near the L&A Railroad. Dry Prong was named ...

Located in a land of natural beauty, the former Cottonburg became Dry Prong in 1906 when the Dry Prong post office was moved to this location in order to be near the L&A Railroad. Dry Prong was named ...

  • louisiana
  • community

Inman Cemetery

Inman Cemetery was created in 1914 when Laura Inman Hughes died shortly after giving birth and was buried at this site. Laura was the granddaughter of W.H. and Martha Stark, who had been granted land ...

Inman Cemetery was created in 1914 when Laura Inman Hughes died shortly after giving birth and was buried at this site. Laura was the granddaughter of W.H. and Martha Stark, who had been granted land ...

  • texas
  • cemetery

Bon Weir

W. H. Stark settled here in 1836 and established a ferry and warehouse business on the Sabine River known as Stark's Landing. It served as a wharf for steamboats and a point from which large ...

W. H. Stark settled here in 1836 and established a ferry and warehouse business on the Sabine River known as Stark's Landing. It served as a wharf for steamboats and a point from which large ...

  • texas
  • community

Newton County C.S.A.

Supply and military center in the Civil War. Target area for Federals trying to move up the Sabine or across Louisiana and take Texas. Confederates built breastworks and maintained arsenal at ...

Supply and military center in the Civil War. Target area for Federals trying to move up the Sabine or across Louisiana and take Texas. Confederates built breastworks and maintained arsenal at ...

  • texas
  • civil war

Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban

    This Avenue of Mountain Ash Trees

    • garden city of ...
    • mountain ash
    • 1986
    • future of skagw...

    History of the Kobuk Mural

      The Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center

        William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center

          Racing In The Footsteps of a Legend

            William Henry Seward, Anchorage

            • to america's fa...

            Wendler Building History

              Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot

                City Hall Renovation, Anchorage

                FOLLOWING YEARS OF SERVICE HOUSING LOCAL  NON-PROFIT AGENCIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES  ANCHORAGE'S HISTORIC CITY HALL WAS AGAIN  RENOVATED AND GIVEN NEW VITALITY IN 1996  UNDER ANCHORAGE MAYOR RICK ...

                FOLLOWING YEARS OF SERVICE HOUSING LOCAL  NON- PROFIT AGENCIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES  ANCHORAGE'S HISTORIC CITY HALL WAS AGAIN  RENOVATED AND GIVEN NEW VITALITY IN 1996  UNDER ANCHORAGE MAYOR ...

                  Anchorage All- American City 1956-1965-1985

                    Zack Loussac

                    • roly-poly charm...
                    • joiner
                    • glad-hander
                    • boomtown
                    • ducks and choco...

                    Anchorage City Hall Established 1936

                    • established 193...