All Aboard! A Journey Through Historic Places

An engineer brings Engine 482 to a stop in Silverton, Colorado, where passengers can visit the beautiful old mining town, nestled in the San Juan Mountains.

The Power House Covered Bridge is shown here situated among bright Autumn foliage. Also known as the School Street Covered Bridge, the bridge, built in 1872, crosses the Gihon River off State Route 100C in Johnson, Vermont. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

A statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th United States president, stands in front of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln practiced law in springfield for several years. The current capitol building is the sixth to serve as capitol since Illinois became a part of the United States in 1818.

A beautifully decorated Christmas tree reaches to the ornate and colorful ceiling of Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. Opened in 1914, Union Station serves Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Sunday morning offers time for a quiet stroll in the charming and historic downtown district of Henderson, Texas. Many buildings of the downtown date to before the American Civil War. The city has 19 historical markers, including homes dating from the 1880s, churches, and colleges. Henderson Commercial Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The historic “Avenue of Oaks,”a nearly one-mile (1.6 km) drive, leads to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens house with live oaks on either side. It was planted in 1743.

The Hornbek Homestead in Florissant, Colorado, is a testament to the hard-working perseverance of Adeline Hornbek, mother of four, who moved her family in the 1870s to the Florissant Valley of Colorado after the death of two husbands and the loss of two houses. Claiming land under the Homestead Act, Adeline Hornbek defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a prosperous ranch. By 1904, she owned more than 280 acres and 40 head of cattle. Located within Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, the house is one of the best surviving examples of domestic log architecture in the Rocky Mountain Region.


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