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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 394: "History Happened Here". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( ) divider line
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2012-11-21 08:01:12 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!
This Week's Theme: "History Happened Here"

: Shots of historical sites, markers, re-enactors, or artifacts.

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2012-11-21 08:01:24 PM
Click for Flickr

"Airborne Glider Corp"

2012-11-21 08:01:26 PM

2012-11-21 08:02:07 PM
Click for Flickr

"History REALLY Happened Here"

2012-11-21 08:02:10 PM
Mission San Jose
San Antonio TX

2012-11-21 08:02:45 PM

2012-11-21 08:02:47 PM

Remember the Alamo


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
Google has been messing with my albums occasionally, if this image is broken it should be resolved shortly...
2012-11-21 08:02:52 PM
Click for Flickr

"Civil War Vogue...Vogue...Vogue"

2012-11-21 08:03:59 PM

Alcatraz Island


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
Google has been messing with my albums occasionally, if this image is broken it should be resolved shortly...
2012-11-21 08:05:36 PM

The Don Jail, Toronto
Site of Canada's last execution, December 11, 1962.

2012-11-21 08:05:45 PM  
The anchor from the U.S.S. Arizona in Weslin Bolin Park, Phoenix Az. (couldn't get any closer to the actual ship in time for the contest, but it sunk at Pearl Harbor). Light painted for 30 seconds.
2012-11-21 08:06:13 PM

Dickinson County Courthouse

2012-11-21 08:07:53 PM  
After Pearl Harbor, the goverment gathered up all the Japanese Americans (and anyone else who looked the part 'close enough') who lived near the west coast, and kept them locked up here, at the site of Papago Park, Phoenix, Az.

Taken with a make-shift tilt lens.
2012-11-21 08:09:15 PM  
/round about 900 years ago, people lived here, overlooking the Salt River. We don't know their names, so we just call them the Salado (Salt) people.

Taken with an antique A. Darlot petzval lens married to a Canon xTi.
2012-11-21 08:12:15 PM

Old British State House
Boston, MA

Outside this building the scene of the Boston Massacre played out. It was also the place where the Stamp Act and other British legislation was protested.

2012-11-21 08:15:06 PM

Michigan State Police, Iron Mountain, Michigan
Mid 1930s

2012-11-21 08:18:37 PM

The Old Town Clock in Halifax, NS

2012-11-21 08:18:47 PM

The Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells, TX
Opened in 1929, just days after the stock market crash - famous guests who came for the area's famous mineral water include Glenn Miller, Clark Gable, Judy Garland and future President Lyndon B. Johnson


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
Google has been messing with my albums occasionally, if this image is broken it should be resolved shortly...
2012-11-21 08:18:54 PM

"The most handsome horse in the world"
Linkto more readable view in lightbox
2012-11-21 08:20:56 PM

Preparing to fire the noon gun at the Halifax Citadel

2012-11-21 08:23:05 PM

Union Lines Facing Henry Hill, Manassas National Battlefield
Manassas, Virginia

The first official ground conflict of the US Civil War occurred on this battlefield, as well as the 2nd Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). The Henry house was inhabited by several women, one of whom was the only civilian casualty of the battle. She sustained a bullet wound while lying in her bed as the battle raged through the family's fields. After the war, the family turned it into a museum of the battle.

2012-11-21 08:31:46 PM  

The house Millard Fillmore built in 1825.

He was an example of the Peter Principle.
2012-11-21 08:32:16 PM

A Cottage on the moor in Scotland where the Battle of Culloden took place
April 16, 1746

2012-11-21 08:33:54 PM
DSC_0173 old albuqurque church 850 by guine, on Flickr
San Felipe de Neri Church, Albuquerque

2012-11-21 08:35:23 PM
DSC_0004 tohono o'odham church bw 850 by guine, on Flickr
Mission in the Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizona

2012-11-21 08:36:29 PM

Bucket of Blood Saloon

Located in Virginia City, site of the Comstock Lode (the largest silver strike ever). Owned by "Big Steve" Long, a blood thirsty gunman, it got the name from the large number of people he killed inside it. Long was killed by a lynch mob near Laramie, Wyoming.

2012-11-21 08:36:34 PM

Blackfriar's Monastery Gin Distillery

The pilgrims slept here before leaving England for 'Murica. Now the monks are gone and the current residents make booze.

2012-11-21 08:36:38 PM
DSC_0022 alamo canyon ranch house 850 by guine, on Flickr
View out the Alamo Canyon Ranch House in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

2012-11-21 08:43:19 PM  
Ramapo Reformed Church
Mahway, NJ.  Built in 1798, it's the oldest public building in Mahwah and the older of only two remaining frame Churches in Bergen County, NJ that date to the Federal period.  It was used as both a place of worship and a public meeting house in its early years, and it continues as a house of worship today.
2012-11-21 08:48:04 PM

Nautilus Ninety North

USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, ushered in a whole new era of warfare, maritime, and scientific achievements.

2012-11-21 08:50:50 PM

USS Arizona Memorial

2012-11-21 09:08:05 PM
It's a 1-1/2 hour uphill hike to reach this marker.

2012-11-21 09:10:04 PM

Custer's Last Stand
Taken September, 2009, near Garryowen, Montana

2012-11-21 09:11:49 PM
And this is the view that Portola saw. He was trying to make his connection in Monterey Bay, and missed it by about 75 miles. Silicon Valley stretches in the distance.
2012-11-21 09:12:47 PM

Grant's Last Line...versus Deer
Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee
Taken September, 2007

2012-11-21 09:23:39 PM

The Gibraltar of the South
Remnants of Fort Fisher, Cape Fear, North Carolina
September, 2008

2012-11-21 09:38:21 PM  
Ellis Island
The original immigration station on Ellis Island was built in 1892, but it burned down 5 years later.  This building was opened in 1900 and was used to process immigrants until it was closed in 1954.  Ellis Island was declared part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places a year later.  The immigration station building now houses the Immigration Museum.
2012-11-21 09:52:40 PM
IMG_8722_edited-1 by, on Flickr

Fort Phoenix
Fairhaven Ma.

2012-11-21 10:01:06 PM  
Old Paramus Reformed Church
Located in what is now Ridgewood, NJ, the Church was originally built in 1735, and it was used by General George Washington as a military headquarters in 1778 and 1780.  During the Revolutionary War it was used as a barracks, hospital, and prison.  The current Church was built in 1800 with stones from the original Church; the cemetery contains stones dating to at least the 1760s, including many revolutionary war veterans.  Some of the early stones are written in Dutch.
2012-11-21 10:05:54 PM

Ruins of WW II fort
Gooseberry Island
Westport Ma

2012-11-21 10:11:23 PM  


"Old Stone Bridge" on Bull Run

/This is a recent picture of the Stone Bridge in the Mananas Battlefield
//On a personal note, good to see you all again. Night shift can be a real damper on Farktography
2012-11-21 10:17:47 PM  
2012-11-21 10:26:58 PM

The colosseum

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2012-11-21 10:29:01 PM

Mont St Michel

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2012-11-21 10:33:13 PM

221B Baker Street London

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2012-11-21 11:41:55 PM

Bathroom in Jimmy Carter's boyhood home.
Unknown if future policies had their beginnings here.

2012-11-22 12:01:51 AM

First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls

In 1923 Alice Paul proposed the first Equal Rights Amendment here

2012-11-22 12:02:33 AM

Flavian Ampitheater (Coliseum)

Rome, Italy 2011

2012-11-22 12:03:10 AM

Galileo's Lantern

Pisa, Italy 2011

The swinging of this lantern supposedly inspired Galileo's work with pendulums

2012-11-22 12:36:03 AM
Pacific Air Transport 1928 Boeing 40C S/N 1043 became the only airworthy example in the world. It also holds the title of the oldest flying Boeing in the world. In 1928, the aircraft was substantially damaged in a crash near Canyonville, OR. After being recovered, it was completely rebuilt over an eight year period and an estimated 18,000 man hours by Pemberton and Sons Aviation in Spokane, Washington.
2012-11-22 12:43:11 AM  
2012-11-22 12:52:33 AM

Twin Towers site, 31-Dec-2003
(Pops to my site where you can view larger)

2012-11-22 12:53:08 AM

Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
(Pops to my site where you can view larger)

2012-11-22 12:53:45 AM

El Caracol ("The Snail")
Proto-observatory at Chichen Itza
(Pops to my site where you can view larger)

2012-11-22 01:03:26 AM
Mike's Stag/Whipsaw Creek by travelcedric, on Flickr

Whipsaw Trail, Princeton BC.

Was originally explored and used by the Hudson Bay Company as a fur trade route. Eventually it became a road to get to gold claims, and is now a world class off roading trail. 

This was the hunting cabin of one Richard Holding (1907-1976), which he used for decades. It is nice that most of the off road enthusiasts look after the cabin for him still.
2012-11-22 01:05:52 AM
2012-11-22 01:12:21 AM
The Jump by travelcedric, on Flickr

Smashed-in-head-buffalo-jump, Alberta

For over 5000 years, indigenous peoples herded millions of buffalo and forced them to run over this cliff, killing or seriously hurting hundreds at a time. This made it much easier to get meat for their families. When the European's showed up, giving the indigenous people guns, they didn't need the jumps anymore.

At the bottom of that cliff is 5000 years of buffalo bones. Kind of eerie walking on all of those bones.
2012-11-22 02:02:22 AM

St. Peter's Basilica. Click for big
2012-11-22 02:05:32 AM

St. Peter's Basilica interior. Trying to recreate this Escher image:
2012-11-22 02:08:18 AM

Hotel guest book from 1957. Click for readable size.
2012-11-22 02:08:47 AM
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2012-11-22 02:15:57 AM

Statue of Union General William Wells, 1st Vermont Cavalry and Medal of Honor recipient
for his actions at Big Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

2012-11-22 02:17:50 AM

Sun Studio, Memphis, is where Elvis made his first recording.

2012-11-22 02:20:39 AM

Confederate artillery overlooking Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.

2012-11-22 02:25:02 AM

Annoying schoolkids playing around on the rocks of the Devil's Den, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.

2012-11-22 02:34:26 AM

Carnton Plantation and Confederate cemetery, Franklin, TN. During the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864, the house was used by the Confederates as a hospital. You can still see blood stains on the floor today.

2012-11-22 02:40:35 AM

This is the Mile 0 Marker for the Old Spanish Trail, the country's first coast-to-coast road, which was completed in 1927 It sits next to San Antonio's old City Hall.
2012-11-22 02:43:46 AM

Salzburg, Austria- site of Mozart's birth in 1756 (that house is located on the platz in front of the church with scaffolding), the first performance of Italian opera on Germanic soil in 1617, what is widely considered to be the oldest restaurant in Europe (operating since 803), and is one of the few cities in Europe to not have a major outbreak of plague, or fall to a siege.
2012-11-22 02:51:42 AM

Battery Murphy (Endicott Period), Fort Columbia, Washington

/Now with voting
2012-11-22 03:06:59 AM

The balcony of the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

2012-11-22 03:49:12 AM  
2012-11-22 03:59:24 AM
3:52 AM, April 30th, 1900
Casey Jones took his farewell trip to the promised land

Click pic for story
2012-11-22 04:09:40 AM
Die Mauer
The Berlin wall symbolized the cold war. Near this spot, just on the other side of the wall. a young East German named Peter Fechter bled to death in full view of hundreds of people on both sides of the wall after being shot trying to escape. Wikipedia entry

2012-11-22 04:18:58 AM
Checkpoint Charlie
NATO forces and the Soviets were pretty much eye-to-eye and toe-to-toe over these converted shipping containers on Friedrichstrasse in Berlin for 40 years. I used to pass through here on a daily basis.

2012-11-22 04:34:56 AM  

The A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan
2012-11-22 04:36:07 AM  

Joint Security Area, Korean DMZ
2012-11-22 04:39:16 AM  

Belgrade ruins after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Belgrade, Serbia
2012-11-22 05:17:58 AM

remains of pre-contact native settlement.
2012-11-22 05:21:28 AM
2012-11-22 05:23:51 AM

Cold War era Sub
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2012-11-22 10:14:03 AM
Ruins of creamery near old RR tracks, NW NJ
2012-11-22 10:36:40 AM

Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1/2 million victims of the siege of Leningrad are buried here, 25,000 to a grave.
2012-11-22 02:29:07 PM

Bunker where women and children were massacred by United States forces during the Korean War. This is in Sinchon North Korea.

2012-11-22 02:55:43 PM

Studio 8H, where Saturday Night Live is broadcast.
2012-11-22 04:47:36 PM

Cairn at Culloden battlefield with Clan grave markers on the left.
2012-11-22 04:47:51 PM
Historic Fort Wayne

About a mile from Downtown Detroit Michigan
Not related to Fort Wayne, Indiana

2012-11-23 11:39:47 AM

The Field of Empty Chairs
A tribute to the 168 Americans who were killed April 19, 1995 in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2012-11-23 02:43:50 PM
Boundary Marker #1
Sunland Park, New Mexico and Juarez, Chihuahua

2012-11-23 03:22:24 PM  
2012-11-23 03:26:36 PM

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