50 Important Photos Taken in Every State
These are some of the most important moments captured in every state in America.
1956: Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks sits at the front of a bus after starting the movement to put an end to racism and desegregate public transportation. You’ll also want to look at these arrestingly beautiful photos that stand the test of time.
1902: Dexter, Alaska. A gold miner pans for gold in Alaska during the Great Nome Gold Rush, which lasted from 1899 to 1909.
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1886: Fort Bowie, Arizona. The Apache Indian Chief surrenders to the U.S. Army during the American Indian Wars in the Southwest.
1957: Little Rock, Arkansas. Troops escort nine African American students into their first day of school at Central High School. The group, who became known as the Little Rock Nine, were the first to integrate the school. Check out the strangest roadside attraction in every state.
2002: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park has more than 4,000 archeological sites, many of them being cliff dwellings. It’s among the top ten historical sites to see in the state.
1954: Groton, Connecticut. The USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered ship to be commissioned by the U.S. Navy, hits the water for the first time.
1937: Wilmington, Delaware. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and members of the president’s party attending the wedding of Franklin Roosevelt Jr. You won’t find these rarely seen photos in history books.
1969: Cape Canaveral, Florida. Apollo 11 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. Soon after this photo was taken, the two astronauts on board, Neil Armstrong and Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, became the first humans to set foot on the moon.