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  • 06/28/18--21:29: Walters, Oklahoma
  • Walters, Oklahoma.
    At the opening of Kiowa-Comanche-Apache lands, the original townsite in old Comanche County was SW 1/4, T2S, R11W. The original name McKnight was rejected by the post office. The name Walter, for City Commissioner W.R. . . .

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

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  • 06/28/18--21:45: Whitmans's Store
  • Brownsville, Texas.
    (English) Built in 1928, the commercial building was designed by Baltazar Torres, a local building and architect. From 1945 until the mid-1980’s it operated as Whitman’s Army Store and pawnshop. The three metallic spheres . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/28/18--22:02: Canute
  • Canute, Oklahoma.
    Early inhabitants of the area were plains Indians who followed and hunted the roaming herds of buffalo that grazed the rich grasslands of this area. evidence of several Indian encampments have been located on Trail Elk, . . .

    (Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--04:38: Colorado's Northeast Corner
  • near Julesburg, Colorado.
    This Tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado The Organic Act creating the Territory of Colorado was signed by President Buchanan on February 26, 1861. The act carved from the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah . . .

    (Notable Places • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--04:43: Sedgwick County Colorado
  • near Julesburg, Colorado.
    The Northeastern most county in Colorado was first Weld County, later Logan County and established in its own right April 9, 1889. It consists of 554 square miles, incorporating 3 towns: The County Seat, Julesburg, Ovid and . . .

    (Agriculture • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--06:22: The First House in Owosso
  • Owosso, Michigan.
    This boulder marks the site of the first house in Owosso. Built by John D. Overton and David VanWormer. 1835 Mrs. Mary E. Overton Shout, of Corunna, was a baby, living here then. Her brother Nathaniel B. Overton, son of John . . .

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

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    Owosso, Michigan.
    Author and Michigan's foremost conservationist Born June 12, 1879 Died August 13, 1927

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--07:22: Curwood Castle
  • Owosso, Michigan.
    In tribute to his many books, stories, magazine articles, films, and his work with conservation, this site is dedicated a Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--07:52: Curwood Castle
  • Owosso, Michigan.
    James Oliver Curwood was born in Owosso on June 12, 1878, and lived here most of his life. Writing and love of nature were his boyhood interests, and by 1908 Curwood was earning his living as a novelist. Most of his stories . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--08:11: The Ancient City of Smyrna
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: The geographer and traveller Strabo, writing in the 1st century B.C., stated that the city was constructed by two of Alexander's commanders, Antigonus and Lysimachus. In the Hellenistic and Roman periods, . . .

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

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  • 06/29/18--08:44: Old Coffeeville, C. S. A.
  • near Coffeeville, Texas.
    Ferry point near this site, on Big Cypress. Important town of 1850's, with an academy, 2 dry goods stores, 2 groceries, drug store, 3 doctors, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, a hotel and Masonic Lodge. During Civil War, . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--09:07: Riggins' Early Hotels
  • Riggins, Idaho.
    Riggins’ first hotel, Hotel Riggins, built in 1894 by pioneering businessman Dick Riggins, was located in the center of town across from Berger Street. The hotel also served as the post office and in 1901, Dick Riggins was . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--09:20: Early Businesses
  • Riggins, Idaho.
    Riggins’ first store was opened in 1897 by George Curtis, a storekeeper from nearby Lucile. Curtis converted Riggins’ first saloon into a much needed general store. In 1903, Maggie Clay Rhoades and her sister, Carrie Belle . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--09:34: Educating Riggins' Children
  • Riggins, Idaho.
    First School (photo upper left) The area’s first school opened its door in 1894 on a flat near the river in north Riggins. The small log cabin, with few windows and a fireplace, served as the classroom for fourteen students . . .

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

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  • 06/29/18--09:46: Keeping the Faith
  • Riggins, Idaho.
    There were no formal churches in Riggins until the 1930s, but the early pioneers have always gathered together to worship. Jim Aitken, and other early homesteaders, often met in the schoolhouse to teach Sunday School from . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--11:16: Comstock Cabin
  • Owosso, Michigan.
    Elias Comstock was the first pioneer to erect a permanent residence in Owosso. He moved here in 1836. Comstock was a merchant, school teacher, justice of the peace, township supervisor, judge and county clerk. This one-room . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--11:28: C.S.A. Camp Talley
  • near Coffeeville, Texas.
    Camp of instruction, set up near old Coffeeville soon after Governor's June 8, 1861, proclamation requesting voluntary popular support for troop training. Merchants were to give goods; farmers, food; laborers, their work; . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--11:55: San Fernando Buildings
  • Brownsville, Texas.
    (English) Built beginning 1877 for Victoriano Fernandez, the Border Brick style structures were built in stages, possibly accounting for the varying heights. The last of the three buildings was completed in 1886. They were . . .

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

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  • 06/29/18--11:57: William Forrest Whitehead
  • Sonora, Texas.
    Was born in Gonzales County in 1865-settled in the Sutton County area in 1880's. Married Minnie Amanda Bales in Junction 1890. Children born George Robert married Jennie Graham Amor Bales (Boo) married Loddie Lee Rogers . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/18--12:25: In Memory of Ed Jackson
  • Sonora, Texas.
    Early Sutton County pioneer Organized the First National Bank His sister Winnie Reber Harris, married W. L. Aldwell Rancher, Banker, and first Mayor of Sonora Their four children were: George Lea Aldwell Roy Edward Aldwell, . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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