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    near Mineral Wells, Texas.
    First trail driver of Texas cattle - Loving Valley and a county in Texas bear his name

    (Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--20:54: Murder!
  • Belgium, Wisconsin.
    Dominic Manna lived in a shack or cave in the side of this hill, even though he was reported to have had more money than most of his fellow quarry workers. He ate his meals at the home of fellow worker August Falcineli, the . . .

    (Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--20:58: Old City Hall Bell
  • Canby, Minnesota.
    The old City Hall was built in 1892. The City Hall bid was let for $5,324 to J.D. Carroll of Mankato, Minnesota. He ran short of materials and for a time there was a threat of court action but the matter was settled and in . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Milbank, South Dakota.
    In Memory of our Honored Dead.

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--21:06: Isaac Burns Murphy
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    One of the greatest jockeys in the history of American racing, Isaac Burns Murphy was born on a farm in the Bluegrass not far from Lexington in 1861. His parents were enslaved. His mother, America Murphy, was a domestic . . .

    (African Americans • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lexington, Kentucky.
    The Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden is named for the famed jockey whose house stood on this site. It was developed to commemorate the contributions of African Americans to Thoroughbred racing and to help revitalize this . . .

    (African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--21:14: Fort Richardson
  • Jacksboro, Texas.
    As partially reconstructed in 1936 Established by the United States War Department on November 26, 1867 as a protection of the frontier against hostile Indians Named in honor of General Israel B. Richardson, U.S.A., killed . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--21:16: Round Rock
  • Round Rock, Texas.
    Permanent settlement began in this area in the late 1830s. By 1848, former Austin Mayor Jacob Harrell moved here, selling town lots near the Stagecoach Road crossing at Brushy Creek. A post office named “Brushy Creek” opened . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--21:19: Skuller's Clock
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    Skuller's clock has kept time on Main Street since its installation in the early twentieth century. As a sentinel along the city's main commercial thoroughfare, its iconic face has witnessed many decades of change in . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--21:23: St. Paul Catholic Church
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    (side one) The cornerstone was laid on Nov. 12,1865 and church consecrated by the Rt. Rev. G.A. Carroll, Bishop of Covington, on Oct. 18, 1868. The remains of the first pastor, Fr. Bekkers, are interred in a vault in the . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--21:25: Play Ball
  • Belgium, Wisconsin.
    The Lake Shore Ball Park was located in the present-day Point Picnic Area. The company-sponsored ball club hosted, and sometimes trounced, its rivals here. The May 1909 issue of the Port Washington Star tells of one game in . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lexington, Kentucky.
    (front side) ”All the Best Jockeys…” In the last decades of the 19th century, horse racing was America's great national sport and black jockeys, many from the Bluegrass region, stood at its center. It was the Gilded Age, a . . .

    (African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--22:23: Graf Ignatievo War Memorial
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    (War, World I • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--22:45: Phoenix Park
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    Most famous of all hostelries in Lexington was Postlethwait's, which was located on this site. Started in 1797, the inn was known for its fine beverages, bountiful table and attentive services. In 1820, a fire destroyed 38 . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lexington, Kentucky.
    (Rotary Club of Lexington) Established as the 3rd Rotary Club in Kentucky and 182nd in the world, it first met on June 23, 1915. The club had weekly meetings at the Phoenix Hotel until 1942. The 2015 centennial marked 100 . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--22:54: Henry Clay
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    Henry Clay, born in Virginia in 1777, came to Lexington at the age of twenty and quickly established a successful law practice. In 1799 he married Lucretia Hart, daughter of one of this city’s most prominent families. He . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/24/18--23:46: Commerce Street
  • San Antonio, Texas.
    Life in San Antonio in the 1700s revolved around Main and Military plazas west of the river and Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) east of the river. Residents traveled between the plazas and mission along an unpaved . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Turkey.
    Built to a U-shaped plan with two wings enclosing the large basin. The lower part is built of more regularly-shaped travertine blocks, while the upper part has blocks of varying dimensions, clearly taken from previous . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--07:02: Hutchings, Sealy & Co.
  • Galveston, Texas.
    This impressive building contains grey and pink granite, red Texas sandstone, and buff colored terra cotta. Designed in the Neo-Renaissance style by Galveston architect Nicholas J. Clayton, it was built in 1895 for the . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--07:03: Domenico D’Alessandro
  • Quincy, Massachusetts.
    The International H. C. B. and C. Laborer's Union of America to D. D'Alessandro [Bronze bas-relief panels] Domenico D’Alessandro International H. C. B. and C. Laborer's Union of America [seal] Labor omnia vincit ["Work . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Labor Unions • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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