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  • 09/04/18--19:48: Town of Cumberland
  • Clarksville, Tennessee.
    The Town of Cumberland (1810-1843) was sited at the, confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers as a projected river port for farming communities north of the Red River. It began as a keelboat landing slightly up the Red . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/18--19:48: Tobacco Trade and the Rivers
  • Clarksville, Tennessee.
    In the 1780s, the first land grant of 640 acres was made for this area north of the Red River. The stretch of the Cumberland River from Red River Landing to Trice's Landing played a crucial role in the region's economic . . .

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

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    Disraeli, Quebec.
    Lorsque le train du Quebec Central Railway (Q.C.R.) arrive à Disraeli pour la première fois, le 12 mai 1877, il n'y a pas encore de gare pour accueillir les voyageurs. Ceux-ci doivent débarquer à l'hôtel d'Honoré Morin, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/18--20:30: Arlington Hotel
  • Clarksville, Tennessee.
    The Arlington Hotel, a three story brick building built in 1887, once occupied the northeast corner of this parking garage, fronting on North Second Street. Streetcars passed this modern hotel every fifteen minutes and . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--21:04: Rossi Insurance Building
  • Wallace, Idaho.
    Erected as the Bank of Wallace 1890 Purchased by the First National Bank of Wallace 1892 Second story and turret added circa 1896 Purchased by Rossi Insurance Company 1917

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

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  • 09/04/18--22:05: Hercules Mill
  • Wallace, Idaho.
    Built in 1911, the Hercules Mill towered 87 feet above the railroad tracks and fed lead-silver concentrates to rail cars. It was situated on the hillside north of the Coeur d'Alene River and served by Northern Pacific rail . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--22:06: Wallace World War Memorial
  • Wallace, Idaho.
    For Your Tomorrow They Gave Their To-day Bror Anderson • Lewis N. Bailey • Carl G. Beck • Braxton Bigelow • E.N. Carroll • Clyde Carson • Henry Carruthers • Thomas DeGroot • Norah E. Downing • Herschel V. Edwards • Lloyd . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--07:12: Bruce Austin Fraser
  • , United Kingdom.
    Bruce Austin Fraser Admiral of the Fleet Baron Fraser of North Cape G.C.B. K.B.E. Controller of the Navy 1939 – 1942 Second – in – Command, Home Fleet 1942 – 1943 Commander – in – Chief, Home Fleet 1943 – 1949 The Battle . . .

    (Military • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--09:46: Washington Cemetery
  • Houston, Texas.
    The Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston, founded in 1875, established the German Society Cemetery in February 1887 by purchasing this property, then located outside the city limits, from the heirs of John Lawrence and Thomas . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Humble, Texas.
    Founded in 1886, Humble was an oil boom town in 1907 when the Rev. J. T. Browning of Houston began conducting Methodist worship services for residents of the area. The services were first held in a building that had housed a . . .

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

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  • 09/05/18--09:52: Colonel B.F. Terry
  • Houston, Texas.
    (front) Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas, 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of State troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal Army property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be . . .

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

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  • 09/05/18--09:55: Anson Jones
  • Houston, Texas.
    Anson Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He earned his M.D. degree in Philadelphia in 1827; by October 1833, Jones had moved to Texas, establishing a successful medical practice in Brazoria. In 1835, he . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Politics • Science & Medicine • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--09:56: Houston Cemetery Company
  • Houston, Texas.
    The Houston Cemetery Company was one of several chartered and private associations promoted by Houston business leaders for the purpose of effecting civic, cultural and economic improvements following the Civil War. Houston . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--09:59: Houston Heights
  • Houston, Texas.
    Representatives of the American Loan and Trust Company of Omaha, Nebraska, came to Houston in 1890 to scout locations for land development. Under the leadership of O.M. Carter, D.D. Cooley, and others, company directors . . .

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

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  • 09/05/18--12:18: Agricultural Park
  • Columbus, Nebraska.
    Due to the generosity of Mrs. Albert Gehner, Mr. Theodore Friedhof, and many other benefactors, this site has become a focal point of agricultural activity in Platte County. The donation of this land, formerly known as the . . .

    (Agriculture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--12:24: First Plastic
  • Albany, New York.
    Celluloid-invented 1868 by John Wesley Hyatt First Use- Billiard Balls Albany Billiard Ball Co.

    (Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--12:35: Oregon Trail
  • Ogallala, Nebraska.
    Oregon Trail Marked by the State of Nebraska 1912

    (Notable Places • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/18--12:41: The Canton Ski Hill
  • near Canton, South Dakota.
    A 60 foot ski jump tower stood on the river bluff directly south of this sign. Constructed in 1912 at the urging of Norwegian ski jumpers visiting Canton's Augustana College, it soon became widely popular for the tournaments . . .

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

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  • 09/05/18--12:46: Sand Hill Station
  • Ogallala, Nebraska.
    A relay station on the Pony Express Route, 1860-61, often referred to as Gill’s Station located near here at the crossing of the Oregon and Texas Trails. Pony Express stations in Keith County were Alkali, Sand Hill and . . .

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

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    Canton, South Dakota.
    Receiving Congressional appropriations in 1899, the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians was the second federal mental hospital and the first dedicated to American Indians. The first patient arrived in 1902, and through 1934, . . .

    (Native Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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