Historic Sites and Landmarks That Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero, 1st Edition

  • Mitchell Newton-Matza
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  • ISBN-10: 1610697502
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697507
  • DDC: 973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 911 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book encompasses more than 200 sites from the earliest settlements to the present, covering a wide variety of locations. It includes concise yet detailed entries on each landmark that explains its importance to the nation. With entries arranged alphabetically according to the name of the site and the state in which it resides, this work covers both obscure and famous landmarks to demonstrate how a nation can grow and change with the creation or discovery of important places.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Acadian House (St. Martinville, Louisiana).
2: Acoma (Acoma County, New Mexico).
3: Alamo (San Antonio, Texas).
4: Alcatraz Island (San Francisco Bay, California).
5: Aldo Leopold Farm (Lewistown, Wisconsin).
6: Amana Colonies (Middle Amana, Iowa).
7: American and English Camps (San Juan County, Washington).
8: Andersonville National Historic Site (Andersonville, Georgia).
9: Angel Island (San Francisco Bay, California).
10: Antietam National Battlefield (Antietam, Maryland).
11: Apollo Mission Control Center (Houston, Texas).
12: Appledore Island/Thaxter Arts Colony (Portsmouth, Maine).
13: Appomattox Court House (Appomattox, Virginia).
14: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
15: Atlantic City Boardwalk (Atlantic City, New Jersey).
16: Attica Prison (Attica, New York).
17: Attu Battlefield (Aleutian Islands, Alaska).
18: Back of the Yards (Chicago, Illinois).
19: Baha’i House of Worship (Wilmette, Illinois).
20: Battle of Blair Mountain (Logan County, West Virginia).
21: Battle of Rhode Island Site (Portsmouth, Rhode Island).
22: Beale Street (Memphis, Tennessee).
23: Bear River Massacre Site (Preston, Idaho).
24: Benson Historic Barrio (Benson, Arizona).
25: Bent’s Old Fort (Otero County, Colorado).
26: Bering Expedition Landing Site (Kayak Island, Alaska).
27: Biltmore House and Estate (Asheville, North Carolina).
28: Black Hills (South Dakota).
29: Black Jack Battlefield (Douglas County/Black Jack, Kansas).
30: Bonneville Dam Historic District (Multnomah County, Oregon; Skamania County, Washington).
31: Booker T. Washington National Monument (Franklin County, Virginia).
32: Bowdoin Schooner (Castine, Maine).
33: Bozeman Trail (Wyoming).
34: Brigham Young Complex (Salt Lake City, Utah).
35: Brook Farm (West Roxbury, Massachusetts).
36: Brooklyn Bridge (New York City).
37: Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill, Massachusetts).
38: Butte Historic District (Butte, Montana).
39: Cahokia Mounds (Collinsville, Illinois).
40: Calhoun Mine (Lumpkin County, Georgia).
41: Camden Expedition Sites (Various Locations, Arkansas).
42: Camp David (Near Thurmont, Maryland).
43: Cape Hatteras Light Station (Cape Hatteras, North Carolina).
44: Cape May (Cap May, New Jersey).
45: Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Carlisle, Pennsylvania).
46: Carpenters’ Hall (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
47: Central Park (New York City).
48: Charleston Historic District (Charleston, South Carolina).
49: Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship (Mystic Seaport, Connecticut).
50: Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua Lake, New York).
51: Cherokee National Capitol (Talequah, Oklahoma).
52: Chicago Portage (Lyons, Illinois).
53: Churchill Downs (Louisville, Kentucky).
54: Clara Barton National Historic Site (Glen Echo, Maryland).
55: Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York).
56: Constitution, USS (Boston, Massachusetts).
57: Cook Landing Site (Kaua’i Island, Hawaii).
58: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).
59: Crazy Horse Memorial (Black Hills, South Dakota).
60: Cumberland Gap (Appalachian Mountains).
61: Deadwood (Black Hills, South Dakota).
62: Dealey Plaza (Dallas, Texas).
63: Debs Home (Terre Haute, Indiana).
64: Deerfield (Deerfield, Massachusetts).
65: Delta Queen River Steamboat (Chattanooga, Tennessee).
66: Disneyland (Anaheim, California).
67: Donner Camp Site (California).
68: Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum (Baltimore, Maryland).
69: Edison Institute (Dearborn, Michigan).
70: Edison National Historical Park (West Orange, New Jersey).
71: Ellis Island (Ellis Island, New York).
72: Emigration Canyon (Wasatch, Utah).
73: Empire State Building (New York City).
74: Ernest Hemingway House (Key West, Florida).
75: Evergreen Plantation (Wallace, Louisiana).
76: Exxon Valdez Prince William Sound Disaster (Prince William Sound, Alaska).
77: Fallen Timbers Battlefield (Maumee, Ohio).
78: First Confederate Capital (Montgomery, Alabama).
79: Folsom Archaeological Site (Folsom, New Mexico).
80: Ford River Rouge Complex (Dearborn, Michigan).
81: Ford’s Theatre (Washington, D.C.).
82: Fort Astoria (Astoria, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington).
83: Fort Benton (Chouteau County, Montana).
84: Fort Boonesborough (Near Richmond and Winchester, Kentucky).
85: Fort Bowie and Apache Pass (Cochise County, Arizona).
86: Fort Christina (Wilmington, Delaware).
87: Fort Dearborn (Chicago, Illinois).
88: Fort Knox (Louisville, Kentucky).
89: Fort Leavenworth (Leavenworth County, Kansas).
90: Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Maryland).
91: Fort Pillow (Lauderdale County, Tennessee).
92: Fort Sumter (Charleston Harbor, South Carolina).
93: Fort Ticonderoga (Upstate New York).
94: Fort Union Trading Post (Williston, North Dakota).
95: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.).
96: French Quarter (New Orleans, Louisiana).
97: F. Scott Fitzgerald House (St. Paul, Minnesota).
98: Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri).
99: George Washington Carver National Monument (Diamond, Missouri).
100: Gettysburg National Military Park (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania).
101: Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, California).
102: Graceland (Memphis, Tennessee).
103: Grand Canyon (Arizona).
104: Grand Village of the Natchez (Natchez, Mississippi).
105: Grant Park (Chicago, Illinois).
106: Greensboro Woolworth Civil Rights Demonstrations (Greensboro, North Carolina).
107: Greenwich Village (New York City).
108: Ground Zero (New York City).
109: Haight-Ashbury District (San Francisco, California).
110: Hancock Shaker Village (Hancock, Massachusetts).
111: Harlem (New York City).
112: Harpers Ferry (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia).
113: Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Hartford, Connecticut).
114: Haymarket Martyrs Memorial (Forest Park, Illinois).
115: Hermitage, The (Nashville, Tennessee).
116: Hetch Hetchy (Yosemite National Park, California).
117: Hollywood (Los Angeles, California).
118: Homestead National Monument of America (Beatrice, Nebraska).
119: Homestead Strike (Homestead, Pennsylvania).
120: Hoover Dam (Arizona and Nevada).
121: Hot Springs (Garland County, Arkansas).
122: Hull House (Chicago, Illinois).
123: Hyde Park (Hyde Park, New York).
124: Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
125: Independence Rock (Natrona County, Wyoming).
126: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis, Indiana).
127: Iolani Palace (Honolulu, Hawaii).
128: Jamestown (Virginia).
129: John Deere Home and Shop (Grand Detour, Illinois).
130: John F. Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, Florida).
131: Johnstown Flood (Johnstown, Pennsylvania).
132: Kaskaskia (Kaskaskia, Illinois).
133: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Kennesaw, Georgia).
134: Kent State University (Kent, Ohio).
135: Kit Carson House (Taos, New Mexico).
136: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Yukon District, Alaska).
137: La Fortaleza (San Juan, Puerto Rico).
138: Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada).
139: Laura Ingalls Wilder Home (Mansfield, Missouri).
140: Leadville Historic District (Leadville, Colorado).
141: Lemhi Pass (Lemhi County, Idaho).
142: Levi Coffin House, Underground Railroad Station (Fountain City, Indiana).
143: Lexington and Concord (Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts).
144: Lincoln Boyhood Home (Lincoln City, Indiana).
145: Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.).
146: Little Bighorn Battlefield (Big Horn County, Montana).
147: Little Rock Central High School (Little Rock, Arkansas).
148: Lolo Trail (Idaho and Montana).
149: Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, New Mexico).
150: Ludlow Tent Colony (Ludlow, Colorado).
151: Lyceum—The Circle Historic District (Oxford, Mississippi).
152: Mackinac Island (Mackinac Island, Michigan).
153: Manassas National Battlefield Park (Manassas, Virginia).
154: Manzanar (Owens Valley, California).
155: Mark Twain Home (Hannibal, Missouri).
156: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Atlanta, Georgia).
157: Matewan Historic District (Matewan, West Virginia).
158: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota).
159: Mesa Verde (Montezuma County, Colorado).
160: Mission San Diego (San Francisco, California).
161: Monitor, USS (Wilmington, North Carolina).
162: Montezuma Castle National Monument (Yavapai County, Arizona).
163: Monticello (Charlottesville, Virginia).
164: Moundville (Hale and Tuscaloosa, Alabama).
165: Mountain Meadow Massacre Site (Cedar City, Utah).
166: Mount Rainier (Cascade Range, Washington).
167: Mount Rushmore (Keystone, South Dakota).
168: Mount Vernon (Fairfax County, Virginia).
169: Mulberry Plantation (Kershaw County, South Carolina).