Archive for the 'National Landmarks' Category
Now that it is officially baseball season, and there’s new Bird’s Eye coverage of Chicago, it’s a perfect time to post the historic Wrigley Field ballpark in Chicago, Illinois. Wrigley field has been the home of the Cubs (who have been in the news recently as the team is up for sale) since 1916 and even the NFL team Chicago Bears played here up until 1970. You can see how the surrounding buildings have built their own bleachers on the rooftops to view the games.
For great historical photos, and all you’d ever want to know about Wrigley Field, jump on over to wikipedia.
Via Virtual Earth Blog.
The monument at the historic site of the Wright Brothers first flight just south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Contributed by Steve Lombardi.
Mount Vernon, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It was built of wood in a neoclassical Georgian architectural style in 1741.
Contributed by Kevin.
The Alamo is the name of former mission and fortress compound, now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The compound was built by the Spanish Empire in the 18th century. After its later abandonment as a mission, it was used as a fortress in the 19th century and was the scene of several military actions, including most notably the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, one of the pivotal battles between the forces of the Republic of Texas and Mexico during the Texas Revolution. [wikipedia link]
Contributed by Kevin
The valiant defense of this fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner.
Contributed by John Foot.