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  • 07/04/18--12:21: Mission Mier a Visita
  • near Roma, Texas.
    . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--12:26: The Mier Expedition
  • Roma, Texas.
    A body of Texans intent on invading Mexico camped here on December 21, 1842. After being made prisoners at Salado, Mexico, they drew beans, white for life in prison, black for death. 17 members of the expedition were shot by . . .

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--12:31: Old Lopeño
  • Lopeño, Texas.
    Development of this area began about 1749 when Col. José de Escandón began bringing colonists to establish permanent settlements along Mexico's northern frontier. When parcels of land were granted to the colonists by the . . .

    (Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--12:34: Old Ramireño
  • near San Ygnacio, Texas.
    Old Ramireño was located on land granted to Don Jose Luis Ramirez by the King of Spain in 1784. Part of the colonization effort of Col. Jose de Escandon, Ramirez' grant was designated as Porcion 5. A resident of Revilla (now . . .

    (Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rio Grande City, Texas.
    Site of the Mission San Agustín de Laredo a Visita Established in 1749 as a part of José de Escandón’s project to settle the region and civilize and Christianize the Indians.

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--12:39: José de Escandón
  • Rio Grande City, Texas.
    In memory of the greatest colonizer of northern Mexico José de Escandón Who directed exploration from Tampico to the San Antonio River, laid out 23 towns, most of which still exist, founded missions, opened roads, and . . .

    (Colonial Era • Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--12:42: Mission Revilla a Visita
  • Zapata, Texas.
    . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--12:48: Rio Grande City, C.S.A
  • Rio Grande City, Texas.
    (side one) An official Confederate port of entry, customhouse and major terminus of the cotton road to Mexico. Cotton was the one great money crop of the South that could be sold to hungry European mills for cash for . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--13:00: Historic Rio Grande City
  • Rio Grande City, Texas.
    (side one – English) Perhaps one of the oldest settlements in South Texas, Rio Grande City is located on lands once settled by Spanish colonizer José de Escandón in 1749. The site was part of a ranching community known as . . .

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

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  • 07/04/18--13:13: Still on Patrol
  • San Antonio, Texas.
    U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol" We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the . . .

    (War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--13:41: Immaculate Conception School
  • Rio Grande City, Texas.
    In 1884 the Rev. R. M. Olivier, O.M.I., asked the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio to start a school in Rio Grande City. Three nuns were sent here and by 1885 were teaching 100 day students in a 3-room school. . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--16:16: Veterans Memorial
  • Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to all the brave and courageous men and women who gallantly served to defend our flag and country. May 25, 1985

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--16:33: Revolutionary War Memorial
  • Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
    Erected to the honor of their Revolutionary Ancestors

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--17:19: Civil War Memorial
  • Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
    To honor the Students, Faculty and Trustees of Missionary Institute who wore the Blue or the Grey in the Civil War of 1861-1865

    (Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
    Wyandot County’s third and current courthouse was constructed from 1899-1900. Designed by the firm of Yost & Packard, the architects of courthouses in Wood, Harrison, and other counties, the building is a wonderful example . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--18:53: 9/11 Memorial
  • Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
    On the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States of America was jolted into a new reality. Terrorists crashed hijacked airplanes into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in . . .

    (Disasters • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    San Benito, Texas.
    On January 22, 1908, less than one year after the platting of San Benito, the Rev. C.E.W. Smith, a pastor in Brownsville, organized the First Methodist Church. The Rev. Smith preached to the congregation once a month at a . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--19:03: Water District Building
  • San Benito, Texas.
    Designed by Austin architects Endress and Walsh and built by contractor L. Fleming, the San Benito Land and Water Company building was completed in 1910 at a cost of $14,386. Thirty-foot pine beams and locally made brick . . .

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

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  • 07/04/18--19:05: Historic U.S. Post Office
  • San Benito, Texas.
    Restored 2005-2006 as a Historic Municipal Building Mayor – Cesar Gonzalez Mayor Pro-tem – Joe. H. Hernandez Commissioner – Mark Moody Commissioner – Arnoldo Padilla Commissioner – Valente Resendez Commissioner – Celeste . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bailey, Texas.
    Chartered on December 12, 1889, this was the seventh Masonic lodge organized in Fannin County. The first official meeting occurred in January 1890, in a two-story frame building which the lodge shared with the Baptist . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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