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  • 07/06/18--20:15: The Brooks House
  • Jefferson, Texas.
    Built 1872 in Victorian style, with long galleries, bay window, 4 gables. Then a hotel, it became famous when guest "Diamond Bessie" Moore was killed west of town at a picnic in 1877. Fellow guest Abe Rothchild, cited for . . .

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

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  • 07/06/18--20:16: Eugeniusz Geppert
  • , Poland.
    Eugeniusz Geppert Artysta Malarz *1890 †1979 Zalozyciel-i-Rektor PSWSSP w tym domu zyl i tworzyl - (English translation:) In this house lived and worked the painter, Eugeniusz Geppert (1890-1979), founder and rector of . . .

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

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    Jefferson, Texas.
    William P. Torrans (1818-1881) built this Greek revival structure on Lafayette Street in the 1860s. It was purchased in 1877 by druggist E. W. Taylor (b. 1838), a former mayor of Jefferson, and Anna Matilda Clopton . . .

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

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  • 07/06/18--20:54: Kirtley's Road
  • Leon, Virginia.
    Established by Virginia’s first road act of 1632 by the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, this road is named for Francis Kirtley, appointed in 1731 to oversee its upkeep and repair. This gravel road bed between Historic James . . .

    (Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/06/18--21:05: Civil War Meat Packing Plant
  • Jefferson, Texas.
    About 2 miles to the southwest, the meat plant of J. B. Dunn dressed, packed and shipped beef, pork and mutton to the Confederate army. In 1861 began by packing 150 beeves a day. Well located, on the Cypress Bayou shipping . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/06/18--21:38: Iron Bluff Cemetery
  • Lone Star, Texas.
    Livingston Skinner (1795-1874) came to this part of Texas from Georgia in the early 1840s with his wife, Hedidah "Jodie" (Hughes) (1806-1881), and their children. The Iron Bluff Cemetery began as a family cemetery at the . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--06:54: Mississippi River
  • Vidalia, Louisiana.
    The Mississippi River's watershed measures 1.85 million square miles, or 41 percent of the U.S., from the crest of the Appalachian Mountains to the crest of the Rocky Mountains. One of the longest rivers in North America, . . .

    (Environment • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--08:20: The Chapel
  • Lorman, Mississippi.
    1840-51. Greek Revival. This structure, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the finest Greek Revival style remaining in Mississippi. The Chapel is in the familiar Greek temple form. Its two . . .

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

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  • 07/07/18--08:35: Oakland College
  • Lorman, Mississippi.
    1830 - Oakland College was founded by Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain. Chamberlain envisioned Oakland as serving the 300,000 inhabitants of Mississippi. Louisiana, and Arkansas. Representatives of three Louisiana parishes and eight . . .

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

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  • 07/07/18--10:23: First Coal Oil
  • Cloverport, Kentucky.
    Coal oil first produced here 1851. Plant built 1857, reputed first of kind in world. Mine known for extensive veins of cannel coal. Coal loaded here, exported to England via New Orleans for gas manufacture. English-owned . . .

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--10:27: Courthouse Burned
  • Hardinsburg, Kentucky.
    Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Dec. 28, 1864, guerrillas set fire . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Events • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--10:30: Courthouse Burned
  • Owensboro, Kentucky.
    Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. Jan. 4, 1865, the courthouse at . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Events • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Owensboro, Kentucky.
    (side 1) In 1864, several hundred enslaved African American men joined the Union army here. Enlisting in the army meant eventual freedom for the men and their families. Units raised in Daviess Co. took part in important . . .

    (African Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Owensboro, Kentucky.
    (side 1) The President, CSA, in 1862, was authorized to confer a Medal of Honour upon one enlisted man of each company for "every signal victory." At first dress-parade, thereafter, the men engaged in the battle chose, by . . .

    (Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--11:16: Rubel Castle
  • Glendora, California.
    Built by Michael Clarke Rubel and hundreds of volunteers 1968 to 1986 from local river rock and salvaged materials This property has been listed in The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--11:54: George Rogers House - 1929
  • Lake Oswego, Oregon.
    George M. Rogers purchased this lot in 1918 and lived in its existing small house until 1929, when he engaged Van Evera Bailey, a noted Portland architect, to design this unique Arts and Crafts/Mediterranean style residence. . . .

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

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  • 07/07/18--12:20: St. Dunstan's Court
  • , United Kingdom.
    1980's, new computerised printing technology brought about the demise of the traditional Fleet Street printing process.

    (Communications) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--12:47: Church of the Assumption
  • , United Kingdom.
    A Catholic chapel belonging to the Portuguese Embassy at 24 Golden Square existed here in the early 18h century. In 1747 the Portuguese Embassy moved elsewhere and the house and chapel were taken over by the Bavarian . . .

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

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    Setauket, New York.
    Second oldest Episcopal Church in constant use in America

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/18--15:41: William Grant Morris M. D.
  • Liverpool, Pennsylvania.
    College of Physicians and Surgeons Baltimore, Maryland 1878. A rural doctor who ministered to those in distress throughout this countryside in all hours and seasons from 1899 until his death. Erected in gratitude by his . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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