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  • 07/05/18--21:42: Montague County
  • Bowie, Texas.
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    (Native Americans • Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions • War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/05/18--22:13: Southwest Baptist College
  • Hastings, Oklahoma.
    Opened October 28, 1907, under auspices of Comanche and Mullins Baptist Associations Ownership passed to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, 1910. Moved to Mangum, 1912, Closed 1915.

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

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  • 07/05/18--22:16: Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz
  • , Poland.
    The Copperplate Engraver's House one of the two altarist houses that have survived of those once surrounding the churchyard by St Elizabeth's Church, owes its present name to the distinguished artist. Eugeniusz Get . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Colusa, California.
    The property upon which this house sits has been owned by several notable California pioneers including John Bidwell and Charles D. Semple. It is unknown who built this house and exactly when. It is known however that the . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--22:47: Portolá Sycamore
  • Carpenteria, California.
    Oral tradition holds that this tree survives from the naming of "La Carpinteria” - the Carpenter Shop - on August 17, 1769 when the Portolá Expedition observed the Chumash building plank canoes at this site.

    (Exploration • Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Commerce, Texas.
    The first American Legion Post in Texas was established at Commerce in 1919, the same year the veterans organization was begun nationally. Inspired by the funeral of Private Albert A. Barrow, who had served in World War I, . . .

    (Military • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/05/18--22:55: Gran Quivíra Ruins
  • near Mountainair, New Mexico.
    The Tompiro Indian “Pueblo de las Humanas" (ca. 1300-1670s) had 1,500 to 2,000 inhabitants and was a trading center with Plains Indians. The village evolved for centuries on the fringe of the Mogollon and Anasazi cultures. . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--22:57: Abó Ruins
  • near Mountainair, New Mexico.
    Located adjacent to the major east-west trade route through Abó Pass, the Tompiro Pueblo of Abó (ca. 1300s-1670s) was one of the Southwest’s largest Pueblo Indian villages. Extensive Indian house complexes are dominated by . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--22:58: Quarai Ruins
  • near Mountainair, New Mexico.
    On the edge of the Plains stands the abandoned Tiwa Pueblo Indian village of Quarai (ca. 1200–1670s), the southernmost of the Tiwa villages, located along the eastern flanks of the Manzano Mountains. The Spanish Franciscan . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--22:58: Jernigin's Store
  • Commerce, Texas.
    A Tennessee native and former Arkansas legislator, William Jernigin (1819-80) came to Hunt County in 1856. A pioneer merchant in the nearby village of Cow Hill, he moved to this vicinity in 1872 and opened a mercantile store . . .

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

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  • 07/05/18--23:38: Apsidal Building
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: The striking remains of the ancient city of Thyateira are located in the "Tepe Mezarligi (Hill Cemetery)" in the county town of Akhisar. The archeological excavations in this region were carried out by . . .

    (Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/06/18--06:23: Confederate Raid on Newburgh
  • Henderson, Kentucky.
    Confederate Brigadier General. Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson, a native of Henderson, is one of the area's most colorful civil War heroes. In July 1862, Johnson made a daring raid with a small force across the river into . . .

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

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  • 07/06/18--06:52: Carriage House
  • Ovid, Michigan.
    In 1996, the Ovid Historical Society with the financial aid of the Downtown Development Association purchased a carriage that had been manufactured at the Ovid Carriage Works, later known as the Scofield Buggy Company in . . .

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

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  • 07/06/18--07:37: Commerce Post Office
  • Commerce, Texas.
    The U. S. Treasury Department began construction of this building in July 1917, during the country's involvement in World War I. Completed in August 1918 after a number of construction delays, it served as the city's main . . .

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

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    Commerce, Texas.
    Organized with nine charter members, this congregation began on Nov. 15, 1883, as the Missionary Baptist Church of Commerce. Services were held in a Union Church building until 1883, when the first sanctuary was built. As . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/06/18--08:04: Site of Commerce Churches
  • Commerce, Texas.
    In 1893 the Missionary Baptist Church erected a sanctuary here on 5 acres they acquired from George Lawson in 1887. The church sold the property in 1912. In 1913 the Commerce Church of Christ acquired the property and in . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Commerce, Texas.
    By 1883, the scholastic population of Commerce had outgrown the public school which opened ten years earlier. Land at this site, purchased by the Commerce Educational Assoc., was chosen for a new schoolhouse. The first . . .

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

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  • 07/06/18--08:26: The Roman Columned Street
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: In the excavations carried out in the east of the area called the "Tepe Mezarligi" (Hill Cemetery) within the range of the ancient city of Thyateira, a typical Roman street with columns was unearthed which lies . . .

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

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  • 07/06/18--10:17: R.C. (Dick) Ware
  • Colorado City, Texas.
    Born in Georgia, migrated to Texas in the 1870's and joined the Texas Rangers in 1878. Was noted for his part in gun battle with outlaw Sam Bass at Round Rock, where Bass had planned to rob the bank. It was Ware's bullet . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/06/18--10:31: Colorado City Standpipe
  • Colorado City, Texas.
    In response to the need for a water supply system for Colorado, as this town was then known, the city's governing body issued waterwork bonds in 1884. The bond money was used to build this standpipe and to lay mains through . . .

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

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