Historical Marker — Tags

Showing historical markers tagged with Environment

Ascending
Showing results 1 to 10 of 1746
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D82_the-town-that-coal-built_Rich-Hill-MO.html
Marion 8200-5 Walking Dragline"Midway Princess"Total Working Weight · 6,800,000 PoundsBoom Length · 275 FeetBoom Angle · 35 [degrees]Maximum Digging Depth · 125 FeetOperation Radius · 251 FeetBucket Capacity &mid…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DL3_welcome-to-belleek_Eads-CO.html
Beal Leice, meaning 'the mouth of the flagstone', lies in the most westerly point of Northern Ireland, hidden in the Erne valley between the Sligo mountains and the Atlantic. The village, which was first laid out during the Plantation of Ulster ab…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG7X_salt-ponds_Sunnyvale-CA.html
Beginning with the Ohlone people, who harvested salt for local use and regional trade, small scale salt production on San Francisco Bay expanded into one of the largest industrial solar evaporation complexes in the world. Salt production transform…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM10JP_the-thunderstorm-project_St-Cloud-FL.html
On a typical summer afternoon thunderstorms will be seen in the skies surrounding this site. So common they are often ignored, thunderstorms are nevertheless vital to the State's economy. They provide most of Florida's annual rainfall, but lighten…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCS0_menhaden-fishing-industry_Lewes-DE.html
The Atlantic Menhaden is a small herring-like fish found in the coastal waters of the Eastern United States. Used by Native Americans to fertilize crops, these oily fish were also used by European settlers to produce fuel for lamps. In the mid-19t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMW3T_the-honorable-joanne-h-alter_Chicago-IL.html
Joanne H. Alter was elected Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and served with distinction from 1972 until 1990. Commissioner Alter's vision for improvement in the Chicago River led to the revitalizatio…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1H8Q_willa-cather-memorial-prairie_Red-Cloud-NE.html
Willa Cather first came to Webster County from Virginia in 1883 at the age of nine. The vast open prairies of Nebraska made a lasting impression on her. "This country was mostly wild pasture and as naked as the back of your hand. I was little and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMV1I_john-muir-in-indianapolis_Indianapolis-IN.html
Side oneBorn 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland, Muir moved to the U.S. with his family, settling in Wisconsin 1849. As a youth, he became interested in nature and mechanical inventions. He attended the University of Wisconsin and was consumed with an inter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CIH_sangre-de-cristo-ecosystem_Chatham-CO.html
Different Life Zones Exist in the MountainsImagine climbing the mountain in front of you. You might notice it gets cooler as you ascend. As the temperature drops, moisture in the air condenses, precipitation increases, and creates different life z…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMR74_columbian-spring_Saratoga-Springs-NY.html
Discovered in 1803 by Gideon Putnam while clearing land around Congress Park. Purchased by John Clark in 1823, he constructed a Grecian pavillion over it in 1840. The City and Historical Society rebuilt the structure in 1981. Presently the w…
PAGE 1 OF 175