Around the World in 175 Days, 1924: Department of State Contributions to the U.S. Army Aerial Circumnavigation: Part I

This is the first in an occasional series of blog posts. In September 1924, in an aerial trip reminiscent of the voyage of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet (also known as the “Great White Fleet”) around the world between December 1907 and February 1909, a team of U.S. Army airmen completed the first successful aerial circumnavigation … Continue reading Around the World in 175 Days, 1924: Department of State Contributions to the U.S. Army Aerial Circumnavigation: Part I

Labor [Day] Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

Labor Day 1903 (National Archives Identifier 6010437) As the calendar turns to September and we pass Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer, you might be wondering about the Labor Day Holiday, the federal holiday that honors and recognizes the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements … Continue reading Labor [Day] Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

Independence Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

Independence Day, 1931 (National Archives Identifier 6012077) Happy Birthday America!  Today the United States celebrates its independence.  Not surprisingly, there are a number of properties in the National Register of Historic Places that contain the word “independence.”  In the Berryman cartoon seen above, the ongoing issue of independence for the District of Columbia is depicted.  … Continue reading Independence Related Records in the National Register of Historic Places

Pay one Price – Ride all Day! Amusement Parks in the National Register of Historic Places

CALIFORNIA--SANTA CRUZ (National Archives Identifier 543212) As the calendar turns to the fifth month of the year, outdoor activities become more frequent with the advent of warmer weather.  Many schools will also hold field trips for classes to local amusement parks and people in general will head to beaches, parks, and go on vacation in … Continue reading Pay one Price – Ride all Day! Amusement Parks in the National Register of Historic Places

Spring has Sprung! Records relating to Gardens in the National Register of Historic Places

Today’s post is by John LeGloahec, Archives Specialist in the Electronics Records Division at the National Archives in College Park, MD. A view of the Washington Monument rising above blossoming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin (National Archives Identifier 6384218) If you live in the National Capital Region, you may be familiar with the scene … Continue reading Spring has Sprung! Records relating to Gardens in the National Register of Historic Places

Light! Camera! Action! Records of the Movie Industry in the National Register of Historic Places

Remarks at Last Night's Oscars (National Archives Identifier 236685729) The month of March is traditionally the month in which the Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood.  A search of the records of the National Register of Historic Places in the National Archives Catalog returns more than 650 results for the term “Hollywood,” including the Hollywood … Continue reading Light! Camera! Action! Records of the Movie Industry in the National Register of Historic Places

Under the Water, Through the Mountain, Deep Underground – Records of Tunnels in the National Register of Historic Places

Payette River Scenic Byway - Payette River Rail Tunnel (National Archives Identifier 7721000) Growing up in New York, we would frequently travel through the Lincoln Tunnel, connecting Manhattan with New Jersey.  There is a scene in the Stephen King book, The Stand, where characters escape New York by making their way across the roofs of … Continue reading Under the Water, Through the Mountain, Deep Underground – Records of Tunnels in the National Register of Historic Places