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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZW5_tehachapi-loop-mural_Tehachapi-CA.html
The Tehchapi Loop put Tehachapi on the map when it was completed in 1876. Before that time there was no rail access across the Tehachapi Mountains. The historic Loop is pictured here, circa 1952, with a trompe l'oeil effect showing damage to the b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM10F_rappahannock-station_Remington-VA.html
The hamlet of Mill View, present-day Remington, became known as Rappahannock Station to the Civil War armies which campaigned in this area. Here the vital Orange & Alexandria railroad (to your left) crossed the Rappahannock River just behind the l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMOIE_town-of-clifton_Morenci-AZ.html
Historic Rehabilitation ProjectArizona & New Mexico Railway Passenger StationBuilt in 1913 Mayor - David R. McCullarVice-Mayor - Pamela C. Combs Councilmember - A. M. 'Tony' RodriquezCouncilmember - Patricia FowlerCouncilmember - John W. McL…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D7K_orient-santa-fe-freight-depot_San-Angelo-TX.html
City ofSan AngeloTexasHistoricLandmark———————Historic Orient-Santa Fe Freight DepotSan Angelo, Texas1995Remember these for their vision anddiligence to preserving our past:[Names not transcribed]
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BK8_battle-of-blountville_Blountville-TN.html
This is where Union forces stood as they attacked Blountville on September 22, 1863, during a campaign to control the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. On the day of the attack, the Confederates occupied Blountville while the Federal forces held th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMT_baltimore-and-ohio-railroad-station_Gaithersburg-MD.html
Built: 1884. The Gaithersburg Railroad Station and freight house were built in 1884 as handsome replacements for the adjacent small frame structure which served as a freight depot when the Metropolitan Branch of the B & O Railroad was extended to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYY2_tehachapi-pass_Tehachapi-CA.html
Tehachapi Pass became the preferred route connecting the Mojave and the San Joaquin Valley after John C. Fremont and Kit Carson passed this way during the 2nd Fremont Expedition in 1844. Situated at the southern edge of the Sierra Nevada, Tehachap…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFJP_sloss-furnaces_Birmingham-AL.html
The crossing of railroads in 1872 adjacent to this site gave rise to the industrial city of Birmingham. In 1881 Alabama railroad magnate and entrepreneur James Withers Sloss, capitalizing on the unusual coincidence of coal, iron ore and limestone …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2H8_the-delaware-railroad_Seaford-DE.html
From the earliest days of rail construction in this country, the advantages of linking the Delmarva Peninsula to the expanding urban markets of the nation were obvious. In 1836 the General Assembly chartered the Delaware Railroad for the purpose o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMUPO_rough-roads-wrecks_Avery-ID.html
High steel trestles, long curved tunnels and steep rocky embankments could be accidents waiting to happen? But diligent, hard-working Milwaukee Roaders saw that relatively few wrecks shattered the quiet beauty of the Bitterroots. Occasionally d…
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