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Scoates Hall, TAM
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Education Era: DateCreated: Scoates Hall College Station State: TX Zip: 77840 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/scoates-hall-9.aspx Creator: Scoates, Daniels

Scoates Hall 1932 A Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering Named for Daniels Scoates Designer of this Building Professor and Head Department of Agricultural Engineering 1919 to 1939 Eleventh President of ASAE Teacher, Writer, Engineer Counselor to Youth, His Example Still Inspires. Dedicated by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1978

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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Ronw526 (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: Scoates Hall, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Era_date_from:
Moore Hascall Combine
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Vehicles Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1836 Farrall Agricultural Engineering Hall East Lansing State: MI Zip: 48824 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/moore-haskall-combine-8.aspx Creator: Hascall, John

A Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering in 1834 Near the Village of Climax, Michigan, Hiram Moore and John Hascall Built and Put Into Practical Use the First Successful Grain Combined Harvester - Thresher Which was Patented June 28, 1836. This Achievement was a Significant Contribution to the Development of American Agriculture Dedicated by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1978

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Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Nuclear Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1908 Hudson River New York City to Hoboken State: NY Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/project/hudson-and-manhattan-rr-tunnel/ Creator: Haskin, DeWitt Clinton, McAdoo, William G.

A transportation tunnel under the Hudson River connecting Manhattan and New Jersey was first considered in the 1860s, fueled by New York City's rapidly growing congestion and the inadequacy of existing ferry service to population centers across the river. DeWitt Clinton Haskin, an engineer formerly with the Union Pacific Railroad, started the project in 1874 and subsequently endured an extended lawsuit, several failures of the tunnel wall, and an exhaustion of funds before quitting in 1887 with only 1,600 feet completed. 

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Image Credit: Courtesy ascemetsection.org Image Caption: The Hudson and Manhattan tunnel was the first large transportation tunnel constructed under a major river in the United States.. Era_date_from: 1908
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Equipment, Harvesting and Baling Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1943 National Museum of History & Technology Washington State: DC Zip: 20560 Country: USA Website: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/old-red-cotton-picker-10.aspx Creator: Rust, John, Rust, Mack
"The development of the cotton picker was the most important single factor which enabled the American cotton industry to stay alive," observed Dr. George S. Buck, Jr., director of research for the National Cotton Council recenty. Some 96% of the 1969 U.S. cotton crop was harvested by machines, points out J.W. Wegener, manager of International Harvester's Memphis Works manager. "Old Red" was built by International Harvester in 1943, retired in 1959, and restored in 1964.
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Image Credit: Photo Courtesy of ASABE Image Caption: "Old Red" now resides in the National Museum of History & Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Era_date_from: 1943
Newark Airport
Society: ASCE Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Aviation Era: 1920-1929 DateCreated: 1928 Liberty International Airport (EWR) Newark State: NJ Zip: 07114 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Newark-Airport/ Creator: Many

In May 1927, the same month of Charles A. Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, a fact-finding commission appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concluded that Newark would be the ideal location for an airfield to serve the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Civic leaders wasted no time; construction began on the Newark Airport in January 1928. Nine months and $1,750,000 later, 68 acres of soggy marshland had been filled and converted to an airport.

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Image Credit: Courtesy sections.asce.org Image Caption: Newark Airport Era_date_from: 1928
United States Military Academy
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Civil Engineering Profession Era: 1800-1829 DateCreated: 1813 On the Hudson River West Point State: NY Zip: 10996 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/project/united-states-military-academy-at-west-point/ Creator: Jefferson, Thomas , Thayer, Sylvanus

In 1794, Congress authorized and President Thomas Jefferson signed into law the raising of a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers (now the United States Army Corps of Engineers) to be educated and stationed at the newly created United States Military Academy. The U.S. Military Academy was the first school of engineering in America to offer formal instruction in civil engineering. 

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Image Credit: Original Image: Public Domain (US Army) Image Caption: United States Military Academy Era_date_from: 1813
Joshua Hendy Iron Works
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Manufacturing Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1906 401 E Hendy Ave Sunnyvale State: CA Zip: 94086 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/manufacturing---1/-34-joshua-hendy-iron-works-%281906%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/4c99ebb6-8005-461a-a215-0af2f8eaf17c/34-Joshua-Hendy-Iron-Works.aspx Creator: Hendy, Joshua

This ironworks exemplified the adaptability required for industrial survival in a dynamic technical environment. It was a major western producer of mechanical equipment used in mining (especially large hydraulic machines), ship propulsion, irrigation, power generation, optical telescope mounts, and nuclear research.

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Image Credit: Public Domain Image Caption: Joshua Hendy Iron Works Era_date_from: 1906
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Rail Transportation Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1904 The Transit Museum Brooklyn State: NY Zip: 11201 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---1/-31-interborough-rapid-trasit-system-%28original-lin Creator: Belmont, August
Plans to build a rapid transit system in New York were first made in 1831. By 1868 the first elevated railway was erected. As the "El" became crowded, construction of an underground railway was proposed. Ground was broken on March 24, 1900. The original subway, which took opened October 27, 1904, ran 9.1 miles from City Hall to 145th Street and Broadway. The fare was a nickel. Extensions to the Bronx opened in 1905 and to Brooklyn in 1908, completing the first subway.
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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Adam E. Moreira (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: Interborough Rapid Trasit System Original Line Era_date_from: 1904
Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges Era: 1930-1939 DateCreated: 1939 Dunlap's Creek Brownsville State: PA Zip: 15417 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Dunlap-s-Creek-Bridge/ Creator: Delafield, Richard , U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Not only was Dunlap's Creek Bridge the first cast-iron bridge in America, it was the first metal bridge anywhere to use what its builder, Capt. Richard Delafield, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, described as "standardized, interchangeable, manufactured parts." The bridge was built as part of the federal government's effort to make repairs on the National Road  before handing authority over to the states. Dunlap's Creek at Brownsville was an especially troublesome crossing, having destroyed three previous bridges since 1801.

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Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service) Image Caption: Dunlap's Creek Bridge Era_date_from: 1939
Boston Subway
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Roads & Rails Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1897 Boston State: MA Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Boston-Subway/ Creator:

By the 1890s, the transportation infrastructure of downtown Boston - a maze of narrow, winding streets laid out, in some cases, along Colonial cow paths - proved completely inadequate for the needs of a modern, bustling metropolis. Tremont Street, the city's main thoroughfare, was regularly subject to gridlock from a convergence of foot traffic, horse-drawn conveyances, trolley lines, and electric streetcars. To rectify the problem, the Boston Transit Commission, with Howard A. Carson as chief engineer, was created in 1894 to study remedies. 

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Kan Wu (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Prudential Station of the Boston Subway Era_date_from: 1897
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Boston Subway

By the 1890s, the transportation infrastructure of downtown Boston - a maze of narrow, winding streets laid out, in some cases, along Colonial cow paths - proved completely inadequate for the needs of a modern, bustling metropolis. Tremont Street, the city's main thoroughfare, was regularly…

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Dunlap's Creek Bridge

Not only was Dunlap's Creek Bridge the first cast-iron bridge in America, it was the first metal bridge anywhere to use what its builder, Capt. Richard Delafield, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, described as "standardized, interchangeable, manufactured parts." The bridge was built as part of…

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Plans to build a rapid transit system in New York were first made in 1831. By 1868 the first elevated railway was erected. As the "El" became crowded, construction of an underground railway was proposed. Ground was broken on March 24, 1900. The original subway, which took opened October 27, 1904,… Read More
Joshua Hendy Iron Works

This ironworks exemplified the adaptability required for industrial survival in a dynamic technical environment. It was a major western producer of mechanical equipment used in mining (especially large hydraulic machines), ship propulsion, irrigation, power generation, optical telescope mounts,…

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United States Military Academy

In 1794, Congress authorized and President Thomas Jefferson signed into law the raising of a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers (now the United States Army Corps of Engineers) to be educated and stationed at the newly created United States Military Academy. The U.S. Military Academy was the…

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Newark Airport

In May 1927, the same month of Charles A. Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, a fact-finding commission appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concluded that Newark would be the ideal location for an airfield to serve the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan…

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"The development of the cotton picker was the most important single factor which enabled the American cotton industry to stay alive," observed Dr. George S. Buck, Jr., director of research for the National Cotton Council recenty. Some 96% of the 1969 U.S. cotton crop was harvested by machines,… Read More
Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel

A transportation tunnel under the Hudson River connecting Manhattan and New Jersey was first considered in the 1860s, fueled by New York City's rapidly growing congestion and the inadequacy of existing ferry service to population centers across the river. DeWitt Clinton Haskin, an engineer…

Read More
Moore Hascall Combine

A Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering in 1834 Near the Village of Climax, Michigan, Hiram Moore and John Hascall Built and Put Into Practical Use the First Successful Grain Combined Harvester - Thresher Which was Patented June 28, 1836. This Achievement was a Significant…

Read More
Scoates Hall, TAM

Scoates Hall 1932 A Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering Named for Daniels Scoates Designer of this Building Professor and Head Department of Agricultural Engineering 1919 to 1939 Eleventh President of ASAE Teacher, Writer, Engineer Counselor to Youth, His Example Still Inspires.…

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