National Historic Landmarks

Star of India, San Diego, California

April 12, 2021

The Star of India was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man. She was first known as Euterpe, the muse of music. This full-rigged iron windjammer ship made excursions between Great Britain and India and then to New Zealand. She was later used to haul salmon from Alaska to California. The ship […]

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Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

April 11, 2021

The Hotel del Coronado is a luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, California, across the bay from San Diego. This beachfront property was developed in the mid-1880’s during San Diego’s first real estate boom. When it opened in 1888, the Del was the largest resort hotel in the world. To this day, it remains […]

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Photographing Virginia City, Nevada

April 10, 2021

Virginia City, Nevada was built nearly overnight, following the Comstock Lode silver strike in 1859. The population exploded, and for a short time, Virginia City became the wealthiest place in the United States. Virginia City’s population peaked at over 15,000 people during its heyday, but after the Comstock Lode ran out in 1898, the population […]

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