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  • 12/19/18--11:32: Greensville S. Dowell
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Virginia native Dr. Greensville S. Dowell moved to Texas in 1853. During the Civil War he served as a surgeon in the Confederate army in Galveston. He was instrumental in the founding of the Galveston Medical Society, Texas . . .

    (Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--11:33: John Overton Trueheart
  • Galveston, Texas.
    After coming to Texas from Virginia about 1838, John Trueheart received a land grant for his service with Jack Hays' Rangers. He then began a partnership in a Galveston General Land Agency with Memucan Hunt and returned to . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--11:44: Major Leon Dyer
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Leon Dyer was born Feist Emanuel Heim (Haim) on Oct. 2, 1807 in Mayene, Germany, to John Maximilian and Isabella (Babette) Nachmann Dyer. The family immigrated to the U.S. around 1812 and settled in Baltimore where they . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--11:47: Marko Marulić
  • , Croatia.
    Croatian: U ovoj se kuci (prema predaji) 18. VII. 1450. rodio Marko Marulic prozom i u "versih harvacki slažuci po obicaju naših zacinjavc" zacetke udari hrvatskoj umjetnickoj knjizi. covjecanstvo obdari djelima uma . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--11:54: Levi Charles Meyers Harby
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Levi Charles Meyers Harby was the son of Solomon Harby and Rebecca (Moses) Harby. During the War of 1812, Levi served in the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned as a midshipman and stationed at . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--12:20: Julius Nepos
  • , Croatia.
    Julius Nepos (C. 430-480) was a western emperor (474-480) during the last stage of the western Roman Empire he reigned. At first, over Italy and adjoining areas yet held by the western empire. As of 475, he had influence . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--13:15: The Augubio Palace
  • , Croatia.
    Only the English text (right) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (left), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it. A Late Gothic palace of the wealthy merchant, later ennobled, Giovanni Battista De . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--15:11: Valentine T. Dalton
  • Galveston, Texas.
    A veteran of the War of 1812 who fought at the Battle of New Orleans Jan. 8, 1815 Born March 15, 1782 Died August 1, 1885 Erected by the State of Texas

    (War of 1812) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--15:12: Henry Journeay
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Who served in the Army of Texas, 1836 and was a member of the Mier Expedition, 1842 Born in New York June 23, 1815 Died July 2, 1870

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

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  • 12/19/18--15:15: Captain William S. Fisher
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Born in Virginia. Captain of a company at San Jacinto, 1836 and in command of the Mier Expedition, 1842. Died in Galveston in 1845.

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

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  • 12/19/18--15:16: George Campbell Childress
  • Galveston, Texas.
    . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--15:17: Major John M. Allen
  • Galveston, Texas.
    San Jacinto veteran. First Mayor of Galveston. Born in Kentucky. Died February 12, 1847

    (Politics • War, Texas Independence) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The small, recently preserved, former cemetery office is believed to have been part of the sexton's house that was not in condition to be moved when the house was moved across the street and became part of Bucknell . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--17:53: Lewisburg Witness Tree
  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    This ancient oak is today the only surviving witness tree among those that marked the survey of February 28 1769 which set apart the tract on which Lewisburg is situated and which was made for the proprietaries by William . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--19:43: Alexander Graham
  • , United Kingdom.
    Alexander Graham led local merchants to oppose their tax liability to the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. Stromness became an independent burgh as a result.

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

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  • 12/19/18--19:44: RNLI Lifeboat Station
  • , United Kingdom.
    Former RNLI Lifeboat Station 1901 – 2001 Orkney’s First Lifeboat ‘Saltaire’ was stationed in Stromness at Ness in 1867

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--19:44: The Haven
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Haven Agents Of The Hudson’s Bay Company Operated From This House, And Signed Many Orcadians Into Company Service

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

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  • 12/19/18--19:44: Mrs Humphrey’s House
  • , United Kingdom.
    Mrs Humphrey’s House Temporary Hospital 1835 – 1836 For Scurvy Ridden Whale Men Who Had Been Trapped In The Ice For Months

    (Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--19:44: Rae’s Close
  • , United Kingdom.
    Rae’s Close The Orcadian Arctic Explorer Dr. John Rae, in 1854, discovered Rae Strait (the last link in the Northwest Passage) and the tragic fate of the Franklin Expedition

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

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  • 12/19/18--19:44: George Mackay Brown
  • , United Kingdom.
    George Mackay Brown Poet 1921 — 1996 Lived Here 1968 — 1996

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

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