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    near Brookings, South Dakota.
    Created 1862: Organized 1871: Convention 1877 The County, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871 and by 1877, there were communities at Lake Hendricks, Oakwood, Lake Village and Medary, and all had delegates to . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--12:41: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Flint, Michigan.
    The Reverend Daniel Brown came to this area in 1839 to help form a new Episcopal parish. He became the first rector of St. Paul's in 1840 when it received canonical sanction. The congregation met in a temporary chapel and . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--12:44: Suter Home
  • Georgetown, District of Columbia.
    Built c. 1801 - 1806 by John or Alexander Suter, sons of John Suter, owner of Suter's Tavern

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

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  • 08/08/18--12:45: Zebulon Pike Campsite
  • near Alto, Texas.
    In 1807, under commission from Gen. James Wilkinson, Governor of the Louisiana Territory, Lt. Zebulon Pike led an expedition to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers and to report on Spanish settlements in . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--12:46: Canal House
  • Georgetown, District of Columbia.
    The original Canal House was built in 1878 to store the feed and horses of the Georgetown Railroad Company. In the 1890's it was converted into a power generating plant for public transit. Today the Canal House stands as . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--12:49: Site of Lacy's Fort
  • near Alto, Texas.
    Built before 1835 as a home and trading post by Martin Lacy, Indian agent for the Mexican government. Used as a place of refuge after the massacre of the Killough family, October 5, 1838.

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

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    Georgetown, District of Columbia.
    To the memory of S/Sgt. Richard F. Hoffman, A.A.F. College '43 Killed in action, Pacific Mar.20.1944 and all Georgetown Heroes of World War II This copley tree seat is affectionately dedicated by his parents September 10, . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/08/18--12:51: Chambers County
  • Anahuac, Texas.
    Formed from Jefferson and Liberty counties. Created February 12, 1858. Organized August 2, 1858. Named in honor of General Thomas Jefferson Chambers 1802-1865 The first and only superior judge of Texas before the Revolution. . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--12:53: Liberty County
  • Liberty, Texas.
    A trail across this region traveled and described by Alonso de Leon in 1690 became the "La Bahía" or "Lower Road" in the 18th century. First settlement, Atascocita, established in 1757. The town established May 5, 1831 as . . .

    (Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/08/18--12:57: Genesee County Courthouse
  • Flint, Michigan.
    Genesee County was organized on March 8, 1836. The previous year the territorial legislature had stipulated that the county seat would be located on the west side of the Saginaw Turnpike “on lands recently deeded by John . . .

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

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    Killeen, Texas.
    Bethel Primitive Baptist Church originated in the Palo Alto Community, which was located about 3.5 miles northeast of present Killeen. Organized about 1864, the congregation met in a Union Church building shared with other . . .

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

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    near Alto, Texas.
    Noted as interpreters and messengers of peace, the Delawares were chiefly instrumental in bringing other tribes to the General Treaty at Bird's Fort (in the present county of Tarrant) in 1843.

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

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  • 08/08/18--13:02: Highest Point in Kentucky
  • Partridge, Kentucky.
    This plaque is in memory of William Risden (1914-1994) WW II Veteran An innovator and devotee of electronic technology, Risden was a pioneer in the cable TV industry credited with building the first cable system in . . .

    (Communications • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Alto, Texas.
    Originally established as Mission San Francisco de los Tejas in 1690 by Franciscan missionaries for the purpose of Christianizing and civilizing the Neches and other Indians of the region. Reestablished in 1716. Abandoned . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--13:09: Menifee County
  • Frenchburg, Kentucky.
    Formed 1869 out of part of five joining counties; named for Richard H. Menefee, regarded as one of Kentucky's great orators. Born in Owingsville, 1808. Elected Commonwealth Attorney of 11th Judicial district, 1831; State . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--13:13: Killeen Herald
  • Killeen, Texas.
    W.E. Bennett began publishing the Killeen Herald in June 1890, eight years after the town of Killeen was founded. Later owners of the newspaper included W.T. Carter, an active civic leader who served as publisher and editor . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--13:16: Fur Trading in Missouri
  • Tebbetts, Missouri.
    Big Business on the Missouri River The fur trade was a booming business in the wilderness west of St. Louis. Trapping primarily took place on the upper Missouri River in the Dakotas and Montana. Furs were then sent down the . . .

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

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  • 08/08/18--13:17: Wednesday Review Club
  • Killeen, Texas.
    Organized by twelve charter members in September 1906, this organization was originally known as the Ladies Literary Society of Killeen. The name was changed one month later to the Wednesday Review Club. Pursuing studies in . . .

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

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    Washington, Missouri.
    For several years, Washington's Mayor John J. Ernst, the city council and other officials repeatedly petitioned the Missouri Pacific Railway Company to build a new depot at Washington. Finally, work on the improvement was . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Seattle, Washington.
    In Memory of the United Confederate Veterans 1861 - 1865

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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