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Historic American Buildings Survey

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Alcatraz Island Citadel

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA

The Historic American Buildings Survey undertook a project to record the Citadel at Alcatraz Island in 2018. The current 1912 cellhouse at Alcatraz was constructed directly over the first level of a Civil War-era US Army citadel.
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César E. Chávez National Monument

Keene, CA

César E. Chávez National Monument, known also as Nuestra Señora Reina De La Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace) or simply La Paz, is a 108-acre site located in Keene, California situated in the Tehachapi Mountains. The site was once the home and workplace of César E. Chávez, who is recognized as the most important Latino leader in the history of the United States during the twentieth century.
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Ellis Island

Ellis Island National Monument, NY/NJ

The United States Immigration Station at Ellis Island, established in 1892, was the most prominent federal immigration facility. After a fire destroyed the original wood buildings in 1897, Ellis Island was expanded and improved by a series of landfill projects and monumental new buildings still there today.
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Fort Jefferson Harbor Light

Dry Tortugas National Park, FL

Dry Tortugas National Park was established to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Fort Jefferson and submerged resources around the nearby keys. Documentation of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas has been undertaken by Heritage Documentation Programs begining in 2015.
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Historic American Engineering Record

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Arlington Memorial Bridge

Washington, DC / Arlington, VA

Arlington Memorial Bridge spans the Potomac River between Washington, DC, and Arlington, Virginia. Its monumental architecture symbolically connects North and South. It formerly had a working bascule span.
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Gold Mining Sites

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, AK

Located in Interior Alaska along the border with Canada, the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve possesses numerous historic sites associated with gold prospectors who operated dredges and utilized other mining processes to recover significant quantities of placer gold from area creeks.
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Level 33 Road Wall

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, MD/DC

Stretching 184.5 miles from Georgetown in Washington, DC, to Cumberland, Maryland, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal offers colorful cultural, natural, and historic resources. This section of retaining wall is near mile marker 61 across the Potomac river from Harpers Ferry, WV.
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Miller Field Seaplane Hangar

Gateway National Recreation Area, NY

Miller Field was the only aerial coast defense station established on the East Coast, and the seaplane hangar, built in 1919 with additions in 1939, played a significant role in the operations of the field.
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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Honaunau, HI

Situated on the west coast of the island of Hawaii on Honaunau Bay, Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park encompasses the best preserved pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, where criminals, defeated warriors, and those who had violated kapu (referring to the ancient Hawaiian code of conduct) could flee and receive absolution from a priest. The Pu'uhonua is still considered a sacred site.
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Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Santa Susana, CA

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory is a large test facility which once served as a proving grounds for numerous Air Force and NASA rocket engines and components. High up in the rocky terrain of the Simi Hills between Simi Valley and Los Angeles sit the remnants of several unique rocket test stands, silent reminders of an era driven by scientific advancement.
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Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island National Monument, NY/NJ

Recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States in 1886. Heritage Documentation Programs undertook updated digital documentation of the Statue of Liberty in summer 2019.
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U.S.S. Cairo

Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS

USS Cairo was commissioned in January 1862 for the Union Navy by James Buchanan Eads during the American Civil War. On 12 December 1862, the Cairo was the first ship in history to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo in the Yazoo River, north of Vicksburg. The salvaged historic gunboat and its artifacts can now be seen at the Vicksburg National Military Park.
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Historic American Landscapes Survey

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Aisne-Marne American Cemetery & Memorial

Belleau, France

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Boston architectural firm of Cram & Ferguson designed the chapel, new entrance gates, visitor building, and staff quarters at Aisne-Marne constructed from 1929-33.
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Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial

Waregem, Belgium

Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial is one of eight overseas World War I cemeteries designed and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), a federal agency created in 1923. Flanders Field is the only ABMC World War I cemetery in Belgium.
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Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial is the largest overseas American cemetery administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). Prominent French-born American architect Paul P. Cret served as consulting architect.
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Sitka Totem Trail

Sitka National Historical Park, AK

Sitka National Historical Park's unique and remarkable collection of totem poles dates to 1903. The poles have been carefully situated along the Park's Totem Trail, a scenic pedestrian walk through the forested grove located between Sitka Sound and the Indian River.
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