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  • 10/15/18--19:18: Agnes Moorehead
  • University City, Missouri.
    Agnes Moorehead moved to St. Louis as a child, where she acted in stage productions, danced with the Municipal Opera, and debuted as a radio singer on KMOX in 1923. After moving to New York and appearing on Broadway, she . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--19:29: 230 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    This Italianate building with elaborate wood bracketed cornices has been described as a "structure unsurpassed in the quality of dignity." It has been home to Walter's Jewelry since 1935. From 1906 until 1935, Edward . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--19:34: 220-226 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    This 1906 Renaissance Revival building with its Italianate pressed metal ornamentation at the windows and cornice replaced the burned out Central Mill built in 1866 and the old Constitutional Presbyterian Church built in . . .

    (Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--19:36: 218 North Main
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    Dr. Albin Morgner rented this former three-story building to his son-in-law A. R. Huning for $1100 a year. Huning Dry Goods operated continuously in St. Charles on North Main Street from 1860 until 1998. In the late 1940's . . .

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

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    Nokomis, Florida.
    Laurel Turpentine Company As the turpentine industry spread through southwest Florida, landowners leased turpentine rights to contractors who hired operators for camps that would harvest gum from thousands of acres of pine . . .

    (African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--19:41: Fort Robinson
  • Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
    Near here stood the blockhouse built by Captain Isaac Robinson in 1794. Indians attacked the fort soon after its erection but the little garrison drove them away. Robinson spent 12 years as an Indian captive and was a noted border scout.

    Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--19:42: Gyo Obata
  • University City, Missouri.
    Gyo Obata, a Washington University graduate co-founded the St. Louis architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum in 1955. It attained global prominence, largely due to Obata's designs. His influence on the St. Louis . . .

    (Architecture • Asian Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Nokomis, Florida.
    Turpentine Early in the 20th Century, turpentine camps were established in Nokomis and Venice. Typically black laborers cut a V-shaped “cat face” in the bark of pine trees, from which gum oozed into a clay or tin pot nailed . . .

    (African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--19:54: Max Starkloff
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Disabled in an auto accident in 1959, lifelong St. Louisan Max Starkloff never surrendered to dependence or inaction. In 1970 he co-founded Para-Quad, a pioneering center for independent living, and in 2003 he co-founded the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fairfield, Maine.
    The Kennebec River is the largest river in Maine. Originating from Moosehead Lake, the river flows 190 miles through Somerset, Kennebec and Sagadahoc Counties to the Gulf of Maine at Popham Beach. The Kennebec was a primary . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--20:01: Whitey Herzog
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Beloved Cardinals manager Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog enjoyed a solid, eight-year playnig career from 1956-1963, but in his own words, "baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it." He managed the Kansas City . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--20:07: John Hall
  • near Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
    Born 1805 in Ireland but moved to Mason County as a child. He served as sheriff and in both houses of Virginia legislature. Delegate to the first Wheeling convention, he was elected president of the first constitutional . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--20:09: Dick Gregory
  • University City, Missouri.
    Born in St. Louis, Dick Gregory grew up at 1803 N. Taylor Ave. shining shoes to help feed his family. At Sumner High School, he led a march against conditions at segregated schools and set a state record in track. As a star . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Entertainment • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fairfield, Maine.
    The Kennebec River is the largest river in Maine. Originating from Moosehead Lake, the river flows 190 miles through Somerset, Kennebec and Sagadahoc Counties to the Gulf of Maine at Popham Beach. The Kennebec was a primary . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--20:21: Kate Chopin
  • University City, Missouri.
    Katherine O'Flaherty, a member of one of St. Louis' oldest families, attended the St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart. When she married New Orleans native Oscar Chopin, she encountered the Creole culture which provided . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--20:34: Josephine Baker
  • University City, Missouri.
    As a child in St. Louis, Josephine Baker rummaged for coal behind Union Station and for food behind Soulard Market. At age 13, she waitressed at the Chauffeurs' Club on Pine Street and danced with a minstrel band. In 1925 . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Entertainment • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Osprey, Florida.
    South Creek Trestle In early 1900 Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) controlled 2,600 miles of track stretching from Virginia to Florida. In 1911 SAL constructed a 16.5-mile extension from Sarasota (Fruitville Junction) to . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/15/18--20:53: Harry Caray
  • University City, Missouri.
    Born Harry Christopher Carabina, he grew up at 1909 LaSalle St. in St. Louis and attended Dewey School and Webster Groves High School. He played two local semi-pro baseball teams before starting his radio career. After . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--21:05: Helen Traubel
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Born above her father's drugstore at Jefferson and Chouteau Avenues in South St. Louis, heroic-voiced Helen Traubel debuted with the St. Louis Symphony in 1924. To continue her training in St. Louis, she initially declined . . .

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

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  • 10/15/18--21:08: Grace Bumbry
  • University City, Missouri.
    Grace Ann Bumbry grew up at 1703 Goode Ave. in St. Louis. She joined the Union Memorial Methodist Church's choir at eleven, and sang at Sumner High School. She was a 1954 winner on the "Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts." After . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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