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  • 10/14/18--12:58: Tragedy Remembered
  • near Grand Canyon Village, Arizona.
    Catastrophe can happen even in spectacular beauty. When technological achievements and human actions fail, disasters may happen. On June 30, 1956, a United Airlines DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation maneuvered around . . .

    (Air & Space • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--13:03: Ulysses S. Grant
  • University City, Missouri.
    Upon graduating from West Point in 1843, Ulysses S. Grant was assigned to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis. There he married Julia Dent, whose family estate, White Haven, was nearby. He left the Army in 1854 to work his . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--13:05: William T. Sherman
  • University City, Missouri.
    One of the greatest Civil War Generals, William T. Sherman first settled his family in St. Louis in 1851. The West Point graduate captured Atlanta in 1864 and then led the "March to the Sea," a scorched-earth campaign . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--13:09: James B. Eads
  • University City, Missouri.
    The great Mississippi River Bridge which bears his name is the best known of the self-educated genius' achievements. In addition, at age 22, James Eads devised the first diving bell to salvage sunken cargoes from the bottom . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--13:14: Edward Paule Home
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Paule managed the Western House hotel at Boone's Licke and South Main. This was their first home. Edward Paule was the proprietor of the Monroe House, a boarding house and saloon at Third and Chauncey. He . . .

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

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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    The population of the United States and its territories was less than 34 million people in 1860 — and the nation was tearing itself apart along the lines of Free States and those that allowed slavery. News of impending civil . . .

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

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    Washington, Missouri.
    The John B. Busch Washington Brewery And Malt House In about 1854 John Baptiste Busch together with his older brother, Henry Busch, and a friend, Fred Gersie, started the Washington Brewery and Malt House at Jefferson and . . .

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

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    Washington, Missouri.
    Washington Railroad Depot Burns Confederate General Marmaduke's forces were advancing on Washington as October 1864 approached, with fear and widespread panic among the town's residents. Many citizens crossed the river to . . .

    (Churches & Religion • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--13:47: Macaroni Station
  • Edna, Texas.
    Forerunner of town of Edna; a camp and commissary during the building of the New York, Texas & Mexican railway, 1880-1882. Count Joseph Telfener, one of the railway investors, brought laborers from his native Italy; station . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--13:51: Brackenridge Cemetery
  • Edna, Texas.
    Among family members buried there: John A. Brackenridge (1800-62), a Warrick County, Ind., neighbor from whom young Abraham Lincoln borrowed law brooks, 1855 founder of Texana Presbyterian Church; his son, George W. . . .

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

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    Hungerford, Texas.
    In the summer of 1837 Post West Bernard Station was established as an ordnance depot of the army of The Republic of Texas. Its location on the West Bernard River was strategic in protecting Houston, then capital of Texas, . . .

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Hungerford, Texas.
    Attracted by the State of Texas' offer of free land to railroad developers, a charter for the New York, Texas & Mexican Railroad was secured in 1880. Its major investor, John W. Mackay, made his fortune in the Nevada silver . . .

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

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  • 10/14/18--14:05: Site of Quinan Community
  • Hungerford, Texas.
    The village of Quinan was established about 1872 on the Wharton-Richmond road. It was named for Judge George E. Quinan (1819-1893), who lived south of here on Peach Creek. A native of Ireland, Quinan served in the Texas . . .

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

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  • 10/14/18--14:08: J. D. Hudgins Ranch
  • Hungerford, Texas.
    Joel Hudgins (1800-1873) of North Carolina came to the Republic of Texas in 1839 and settled in the Hungerford area. He married Rachel Ann Northington McKenzie (d. 1903) in 1847. He was elected county commissioner in 1854. . . .

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

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  • 10/14/18--14:08: J. Robert Cramer
  • Beacon, New York.
    In memory of Firefighter J. Robert Cramer An active member of Lewis Tompkins Co. and the City of Beacon Fire Department who lost his life in the line of duty at the 144-146 Main Street Fire on January 29, 1955 A sacrifice . . .

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

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  • 10/14/18--14:16: Cottageville
  • near Cottageville, West Virginia.
    Michael Coleman, member of a hunting party from frontier fort at Belleville, was killed and scalped by the Indians at this point about 1793. Near by at Mill Creek Falls, Benjamin Wright build an early power flour mill.

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

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  • 10/14/18--14:38: Lewis Tompkins Hose Company
  • Beacon, New York.
    Originally constructed for the Lewis Tompkins Hose Company 1890 The restoration of this firehouse is dedicated to the officers and members, past and present, who have selflessly volunteered their time and energy in service . . .

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

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  • 10/14/18--14:46: Virgil A. Lewis
  • Mason, West Virginia.
    Educator and historian born near West Columbia, July 6, 1848; died in Mason City, December 5, 1912; was buried in Point Pleasant. He founded the Southern Historical Magazine in 1892; was State Superintendent of Schools, . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/14/18--15:15: William H. Powell
  • Clifton, West Virginia.
    Born 1825 in Wales, he emigrated to U.S. as a child and was working in iron industry when war erupted Commissioned captain of 2nd (West) Virginia Cavalry at Ironton, OH, and won Medal of Honor for actions at Sinking Creek . . .

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

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  • 10/14/18--15:23: Margaret Fuller
  • Beacon, New York.
    First woman reporter for New York Tribune wrote "Woman in the Ninteenth Century" at Van Vliet House Fishkill Landing, Fall 1844

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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