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  • 06/25/18--07:07: Hendley Row
  • Galveston, Texas.
    The Firm of William Hendley & Co. was founded in 1845. The partnership consisted of William Hendley, Capt. Joseph J. Hendley, John L. Sleight, and Phillip Gildersleeve. This firm, with Brower and Neilson of New York, started . . .

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

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    Galveston, Texas.
    The United States National Bank started in 1874 when the Island City Savings Bank was established with a charter to operate for 50 years. In 1887 the bank was failing and called on Mr. Harris Kempner to help out the . . .

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

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    Galveston, Texas.
    Thomas Jefferson League (1834-74) had this building constructed in 1871, putting the final touches on the structure when a new galvanized iron cornice was installed on October 8, 1872, after a storm damaged the new building . . .

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

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  • 06/25/18--07:17: The Hendley Building
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Built 1855-1859. First commercial building in Galveston. Housed the first headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Engineer Office, established February 25, 1880. From these offices, the first District . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--07:19: Mitchell Street
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Twenty-fourth Street is renamed to honor George and Cynthia Mitchell, who catalyzed the renaissance of the Strand Historic District. George Mitchell was born on the island in 1919 to Greek immigrants Mike and Katina Mitchell . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--07:22: Travis Street Crossing
  • San Antonio, Texas.
    County leaders purchased land on the west bank of the San Antonio River in 1859, intending to build a new courthouse and jail. Their plans changed and the property was sold in 1866 to a miller, Jacob Laux, who dammed the . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--07:24: Houston Street
  • San Antonio, Texas.
    Houston Street, known from the 1700s until the middle 1800s as Paseo (passageway) or Paseo Hondo (deep passageway), was sloped to the San Antonio River. Nearby land drained to the river, and the usually dusty street became a . . .

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

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  • 06/25/18--07:30: Durand Union Station
  • Durand, Michigan.
    Side 1 The Detroit and Milwaukee Railway brought Durand its first rail service in 1856. In 1877 the Chicago & North Eastern Railroad reached the town, and in 1885 the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan (later the Ann Arbor . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--07:57: Sardis
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: Sardis (Sardeis in Greek, Sfard- in Lydian, Sparda in Persian, Sart in Turkish) has been the name of the settlement here for more than 3,000 years. The earliest known occupation dates from the Late Bronze Age, . . .

    (Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--08:56: The Path of the Sun
  • , Mexico.
    El camino del sol El Camino del Sol que se dirigía del oriente, el lugar del tres, al poniente, el lugar del cuatro, se iniciaba en la pequeña terraza que se encuentra en la Norte base del camino y ascendía hacia el conjunto . . .

    (Anthropology • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Pirámide sobre pirámide: la escalinata sur Aquí se puede observar parte del primer templo a Xiuhtecuti-Huehueteotl que se erigió alrededor del año 450. Después, se construyó otro encima que es donde estás parado. Esta . . .

    (Anthropology • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--08:56: The Sacred Landscape
  • , Mexico.
    El paisaje sagrado Para la consagración de la mesa, los primeros sacerdotes Xajay realizaron observaciones del entorno. Dos grandes cerros pudieron haber sido los marcadores para identificar la mesa como un lugar propicio . . .

    (Anthropology • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Tecpan: “la casa del gobierno” Este edificio estaba dedicado a la función político-administrativa. En la época prehispánica estas actividades tenían un carácter sagrado y en el Pahñu se relacionaban con Tezcatlipoca Rojo, . . .

    (Anthropology • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    El calendario en el paisaje Durante un año, el sol camina del sur al norte y al llegar a la latitud del Trópico de Cáncer, inicia su regreso hacia el sur. Los extremos del recorrido corresponden a los solsticios invierno (21 . . .

    (Anthropology • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--09:20: It Happened Once Summer
  • Lowman, Idaho.
    (Three panels make up this marker:) In the summer of 1989, the Lowman Fire burned the area north and east of here. The fire consumed 72 square miles of forest, and area larger than the Boise metropolitan area. In addition, . . .

    (Disasters • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Lowman, Idaho.
    (Three panels make up this marker:) In the 1930s, Gallagher CCC widened and surfaced this road, built Scott Mountain Road, developed Hot Springs and Pine Flat Campgrounds, erected fences to control livestock grazing, fought . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Durand, Michigan.
    Durand Railroad History Durand's first settlers began farming here in 1837. Its first railroad, the Detroit and Milwaukee, arrived in 1856, thirty-one years before the village of Durand was officially organized. The . . .

    (Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Garden Valley, Idaho.
    The Payette River is named for Francois Payette, a French-Canadian trapper and early explorer of the major tributaries of the Snake River. At that time, British, Canadian, and American fur companies competed for the region's . . .

    (Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--10:17: Pearl
  • near Emmett, Idaho.
    Gold mines high on a ridge above here maintained an industrial community at Pearl from 1894 to 1910 when ore ran out. Now a silent reminder of Gem County's major gold rush, Pearl once boasted of 3 mercantile stores, a . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/25/18--10:32: Freezeout Hill
  • near Emmett, Idaho.
    In 1862 Tim Goodale opened an Oregon Trail Cutoff which descended a steep ridge just west of here into the valley below. Later that year a gold rush to Boise Basin came up Payette Valley, and the next summer farmers along . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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