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  • 07/04/18--22:37: First National Bank
  • Cooper, Texas.
    Oldest bank in Delta County. Founded 1889 as private firm operating in a grocery store. Chartered as a national bank 1891. Erected this building 1909. Guaranty State Bank merged with First National 1925. This bank has had . . .

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

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    Greenville, Texas.
    In 1846, when Hunt County was created, Greenville was chosen as the county seat. Court sessions were held under oak trees at the corner of St. John and Bourland streets until the first courthouse was built here in 1847. A . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Harrisburg, Illinois.
    This Clock was preserved by the Saline County Historical Society and donated to Harrisburg Operation Pride for the people of Saline County. The clock and the bell was manufactured by the Howard Clock Company of Boston, Mass. . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Greenville, Texas.
    Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium In 1929, Eula Lasater Phillips donated $3,500 to the Greenville Athletic Council to build an athletic field at this site in memory of her late husband, Frank Phillips. The first athletic . . .

    (Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/04/18--23:41: Harrisburg
  • Harrisburg, Illinois.
    James A. Harris moved to this area in the 1820’s and established a sawmill and mule barn near the present corner of Vine and Church streets. Harris, John Cain, John Pankey and James Yandall donated land for the town site, . . .

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

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    Greenville, Texas.
    This financial institution was chartered by the state of Texas on December 17, 1886, as the Greenville Building and Loan Association. The formation of the association came as a second railroad line was constructed to . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--00:21: Honorary Inscription
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: Honorary inscription erected by the city of Smyrna in honor of the chief priest of the Province of Asia, Iulius Menekles Diophantos (200-250 A.D.) "May good fortune attend. In beauty and size the first and most . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--03:43: Water Channels
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: Water channels big enough for a person to pass easily through them have been identified beneath the modern city within the agora and south of it. Today water from an unidentified source still flows through . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--06:17: West Point Cemetery
  • Norfolk, Virginia.
    This historically African American burial place, first known as Potter’s Field, was established as Calvary Cemetery in 1873 and renamed West Point Cemetery in 1885. James E. Fuller, Norfolk’s first African American . . .

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/05/18--06:17: Leon "Pee Wee" Whittaker
  • Ferriday, Louisiana.
    Leon "Pee Wee” Whittaker was born circa 1906. He was raised mostly by his mother, Kizzie who could play "most anything” remembered Pee Wee. Mrs. Whittaker took Pee Wee on tour with her band until he was old enough to go to . . .

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

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    Woodford, Virginia.
    Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania—this is the bloodiest landscape in North America. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War's cost in all its forms. A city bombarded, bloodied, and looted. . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/05/18--06:28: Madison County Missouri
  • Fredericktown, Missouri.
    First lead mine in the Mississippi Valley opened at Mine La Motte about the year 1700 St. Michael French Village started about 1799 Madison County approved December 14, 1818 Fredericktown laid out 1819 Discovery of copper at . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--06:31: War Eagle Trail
  • Fredericktown, Missouri.
    The piercing scream of a Bald Eagle mascot, “Old Abe,” led the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry into 36 battles during the Civil War, against the Confederacy. The Battle of Fredericktown, October 21, 1861, was the first . . .

    (Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Vidalia, Louisiana.
    The devistating Great Mississippi River Flood on 1927 did not spare the Town of Vidalia. Heavy rains and melting snow in the northern United States in late 1926 and the spring on 1927 swelled the river to the top of its . . .

    (Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/05/18--07:12: Sunken Gardens
  • Avery Island, Louisiana.
    In its day, this garden was an engineering marvel. Avery Island is an extruded "bubble" of a salt dome, formed from the salt of an ancient Jurassic sea that left a vast bed of salt far below the marshy surface along the . . .

    (Environment • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/05/18--07:17: Church of Saint Bede
  • Southfield, Michigan.
    Here once stood the former catholic "Church of Saint Bede" "Saint Bede" was part of a convent and school that serviced the surrounding community for over 50 years

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

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  • 07/05/18--08:39: Greenville Cotton Compress
  • Greenville, Texas.
    Once world's largest inland press. Set record for most bales pressed in 10-hour day (Sept. 30, 1912), when 2,073 bales were handtrucked, pressed, and loaded in rail cars at rate of 3 a minute. Before invention of lifts and . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--09:57: Site of the Union Stockade
  • Sulphur Springs, Texas.
    The Reconstruction era which followed the Civil War (1861-65) was a time of unrest in Texas. In this area a gang of outlaws whipped and killed blacks and harassed other citizens. On August 10, 1868, Capt. T. M. Tolman . . .

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

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    Sulphur Springs, Texas.
    Deed records indicate that a newspaper was being published in Hopkins County as early as 1854. It was known as the "Texas Star" and was located in Tarrant, which then served as county seat. In 1855, the printing presses were . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--11:01: Navarro Street Bridge
  • San Antonio, Texas.
    San Antonio's population tripled to 161,000 between 1900 and 1920. Commercial and residential development boomed, and automobiles and streetcars clogged narrow thoroughfares. Local leaders recognized the need to modernize . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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