26 August 2015

Historic Landmarks Database

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has a neat and free to access database – Historic Landmarks, http://www.asce.org/landmarks/.

As usual, I stumbled across this when I was doing some research, this time on the Great Dismal Swamp (NC/VA area).

My focus at the time was on barriers to travel – a large swamp certainly did and does present a challenge to getting from point A to point B!

The landmarks are all interesting.  Regardless of whether you are researching a particular landmark relevant to your family or locale, each of the included landmarks is unique and is a bit of interesting history!

If you want to learn more about a specific landmark, you can also check out the Civil Engineering Database (CEDB), a free bibliographic database offering over 200,000 records of all publications by American Society of Civil Engineers. It is updated at the end of each month.

If you find a relevant article, it maybe available for purchase and you can definitely check to see if a local library (probably a University/College one) has the publication.

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