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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/HM2E_gold-mining-in-maryland_Rockville-MD.html
Most gold found in Maryland came from the Potomac area. Mining operations began shortly after gold was discovered near Great Falls during the Civil War and continued until 1940; incidental prospecting continued until 1951. From 1884-1940 the US Mi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EPB_kawaiaha-o-landmark_Honolulu-HI.html
In the middle of an otherwise dry and barren plane, existed a sacred spring on these grounds, reserved for use by high chiefs and chiefesses only. Legend tells us that among the high ranking who enjoyed the privilege of bathing in the large circul…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLMC_landscape-restoration-project_Gaffney-SC.html
In 1787 this field was a grassy meadow dotted with tall hardwoods, native grasses and cane. Today, the land is being restored to its appearance at the time of the battle.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMHNL_stockyard_Wellston-OH.html
This area of the furnace complex was known as the stockyard. Here the raw materials were delivered, stockpiled, sorted and graded. When Buckeye Furnace was operating, this area bustled with activity as teamsters delivered and unloaded their car…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMP4Z_lundy_Bridgeport-CA.html
Home of the May Lundy Mine. Site of W. J. Lundy sawmill supplying lumber to Bodie in 1878. Organized as the Homer Mining District in 1879 by Wasson, Nye and Homer. Plagued by snowslides and partially destroyed by fire in 1886, Lundy's page of Mono…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMP9_soldiers-delight_Owings-Mills-MD.html
Chrome was first discovered in the United States in Baltimore County circa 1808. Isaac Tyson, Jr. operated chromite mines at Soldiers Delight and in other serpentine barrens and from 1828 to 1850 his mines produced almost all the world's chromium.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMMUL_tuscarora-clinton-sand_White-Sulphur-Springs-WV.html
This miniature anticline or upfold (Huntersville Arch) in the Tuscarora Sandstone shows the features of the larger structures which produce oil and gas. The "Tuscarora Sand" produces some gas although it is largely unexplored in West Virginia.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBCZ_disposal-of-land-in-plain-township_New-Albany-OH.html
Side A:Because three distinct survey methods were used to survey Plain Township lands and are still meaningful, the township can be thought of as a surveyor's museum. The township came into existence by a 1796 act of Congress in which the federal …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJDD_leal-tank-house_Fremont-CA.html
Joseph Silviera Leal and Julia Perry Leal built this tank house on their ranch in the Mission San Jose area of Fremont in 1925. The lower floor was a storage room and the upper floor a bedroom. The tank on top stored 5,000 gallons of water pumped …
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