Golden Gate Fortune Cookie (California) : The oldest producers of handmade fortune cookies in the United States
(Uskings.us) In a pedestrian alley tucked into San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood, this tiny factory is one of the oldest producers of handmade fortune cookies in the United States. As other producers turn to automated labor, it is one of the last of its kind, and it’s in trouble—but not because its cookies aren’t delicious.
(Uskings.us) The Tin How Temple (also spelled Tianhou Temple) is the oldest extant Taoist temple in San Francisco's Chinatown, and one of the oldest still-operating Chinese temples in the United States. It is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, who is known as Tin How in Cantonese.
(Uskings.us) In 1847, San Francisco was a sleepy little village known as Yerba Buena with a population of 459. With the discovery of gold and the ensuing California Gold Rush, by 1849, over 50,000 people had come to San Francisco to seek their fortune or just a better way of life.
Wing Luke Museum (Washington) : The only pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in the United States
(Uskings.us) The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is a history museum of the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans located in Seattle, Washington's Chinatown-International District, founded in 1967. It is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, and the only pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in the US. In February 2013 it was recognized as one of two dozen affiliated areas of the U.S. National Park Service.
(Uskings.us) Newmont Corporation, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA, is an American mining company that traces its roots to the diversified holding company William Boyce Thompson established in 1916.
(Uskings.us) The Geysers is the world's largest geothermal field, containing a complex of 22 geothermal power plants, drawing steam from more than 350 wells, located in the Mayacamas Mountains approximately 72 miles (116 km) north of San Francisco, California.
(Uskings.us) The Brotherhood Winery is a winery in Washingtonville, New York. With its first commercial vintage produced in 1839, it is commonly acknowledged to be the oldest operating winery in the United States. In 2000 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The winery's slogan is "America's Oldest Winery".
American Library Association (Illinois) : The oldest and largest library association in the United States
(Uskings.us) The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members.
American Psychiatric Association (Washington, D.C.) : The largest psychiatric organization in the United States
(Uskings.us) The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world.
American Sociological Association (Washington, D.C.) : The largest professional association of sociologists in the United States
(Uskings.us) The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905 as the American Sociological Society, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the discipline and profession of sociology. Most members work in academia, but about 20 percent work in government, business, or non-profit organizations.