Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands
1st Place Winner
Augusta Canal and Industrial District
The Sibley Mill, reflected in a stretch of the Augusta Canal.
Photographed by Rebecca B. Rogers
nine-mile canal system, constructed in 1845-46 and enlarged
in 1874-1877, represents the South's efforts to industrialize
before and after the Civil War. The Sibley Mill, 1880, is one
of the textile mills along the canal that helped Augusta become
one of the South's leading textile centers in the early 20th
here for more information: http://www.augustacanal.com/canal.html
2nd Place Winner
A peak inside the glorious Fox Theater to the proscenium arch,
sky, and jewel curtain from the balcony.
Photographed by Sara Foltz
The Fox Theater, which
opened on Christmas Day in 1929, is a premier example of the American
movie palace. "The Fabulous Fox" is one of the most
ornate movie palaces remaining in the United States, and one of
the largest movie theaters ever built (at more than 250,000 square
feet.) The Fox was designed in a neo-Moorish style and the exterior
features an onion dome, minarets, and horseshoe-arched opening.
For more information, visit the
Fox Theater website.
3rd Place Winner
V Launch Vehicle
A view of the five J-2 rocket engines of the Saturn V booster's
Photographed by Eric C. Nelson
The first Saturn V,
identical to the Saturn V that launched men to the moon, was a
test vehicle at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The three-stage
rocket, the largest rocket ever built, is a featured exhibit at
the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
For more information, visit : The
NPS Travel Itinerary, Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Atalaya and Brookgreen
A view of the gardens featuring, "Spirit of American Youth,"
by sculptor Donald De Lue.
Pawleys Island, South
Photographed by Anne Malarich
was the first public garden in the United States to display sculpture
in appropriate natural settings. American sculptor, Anne Hyatt
Huntington, who specialized in study of animals and in heroic
themes, designed and helped establish the gardens in 1931. Brookgreen
Gardens is adjacent to Atalaya the winter home of Ms. Huntington.
Brookgreen Gardens is open to the public as a sculpture garden
and museum dedicated to the collection, conservation and exhibition
of the plants, animals and cultural materials of the South Carolina
For more information visit the
Brookgreen Gardens website.