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Noni Olabisi. 1992.Inspired by the Rodney King Riots of 1992
Los Angeles, California

Autry National Center

Wild West history in Hollywood style.
34.1474, -118.2823
Sacramento, California

Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The capitol city's oldest existing cemetery.
38.5621, -121.5012
A shot of a sign at the Spirit Mound, which details some of the legends surrounding what the Lewis & Clark Expedition referred to as "the Hill of the Little Devils."
Vermillion, South Dakota

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie

Known as "The Hill of the Little Devils."
42.8737, -96.9542
Fiddletown, California

Chew Kee Store

An old-timey medicine shop that once served Chinese laborers during the Gold Rush is still open for business to this day.
38.5048, -120.7600
Home of A Thousand Faces
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Home of A Thousand Faces

Outsider art meets hard scrabble mountain life in this woodcarver's home/art piece.
50.6233, -116.0700
YWCA designed by Julia Morgan
Pasadena, California

The Old YWCA Building

A landmark for a trailblazer for female architects and the designer of one of the most famous and opulent buildings in California.
34.1471, -118.1454
Brackettville, Texas

Alamo Village

Remembering the Alamo with a full-scale replica of the 1836 city.
29.4384, -100.3945
This Is The Place Monument
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his Mormon followers decided that this must be the place.
40.7537, -111.8154
Tiny bits of the survivor's cabin were sold as souvenirs in the years after the Donner Party
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
39.3246, -120.2329
Sacramento, California

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Puzzling...this tree looks like an assemblage of dismembered monkey limbs.
38.5393, -121.5024
Building near the railway
Ludlow, California

Ludlow

One of the ghostly stops along Route 66.
34.7211, -116.1600
The wind harp today.
Solvang, California

Solvang Wind Harp

California's oldest wind harp represents a historic piece of America's Danish history.
34.6003, -120.1404
New Orleans, Louisiana

Storyville

Storyville was New Orleans' historic red light district and hotbed of jazz music, sometimes referred to simply as "The District."
29.9591, -90.0738
Due to changing hands and responsibilities throughout the years, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
37.1822, -122.3943
Wendover, Utah

Lucin

This former rail stop in Utah was abandoned, only to be repopulated by a group of friends who had lived in the town in their youth.
41.3457, -113.9014
The "Soul Consoling Tower"
Inyo County, California

Manzanar National Historic Site

The tragedy of the Japanese internment camps is remembered here by a stark "Soul Consoling Tower."
36.7272, -118.1528
The last Passenger Pigeon Martha as a mounted specimen
Washington, D.C.

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

The last known passenger pigeon, Martha's remains serve as a tool to educate about conservation.
38.8912, -77.0260
Marina del Rey, California

Venice Beach Oil Fields

The short oil boom of Venice Beach, and its swift removal from the tourism-laden landscape.
33.9803, -118.4635
Saint Peter's, Montserrat

Montserrat's City of Ash

A city continually buried under the ash of a volcano that has been erupting for more than 15 years.
16.7200, -62.1800
Welcome to Rough and Ready!
Rough and Ready, California

Rough and Ready

The first U.S. town to secede from the Union, only to vote themselves right back in.
39.2303, -121.1350
Wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center
Mountain View, California

The World's Largest Wind Tunnel

Housed at NASA Ames Research Center, this wind tunnel is massive enough to test entire aircraft.
37.4175, -122.0525
Toad Suck, Arkansas. (Random Factor/Flickr)
Bigelow, Arkansas

Toad Suck

Town not known for anything except its strange name.
35.0756, -92.5599
Terra Studios
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Terra Studios

An outsider art studio that created a piece of work so popular they had to turn mainstream.
35.9395, -93.9852
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Paola, Malta

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

This subterranean necropolis holds three floors of antler-dug grave caves.
35.8701, 14.5068