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    Okeechobee, Florida.
    In May 1915, Reverend William Troutman and seven founders established the First United Methodist Church (Methodist Episcopal Church South). The first church building was completed in 1916 on land donated by the Okeechobee . . .

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

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    Port Washington, Wisconsin.
    Prairies once covered more than 2.1 million acres of Wisconsin. When Europeans settled the area, they destroyed much of it to make way for farming and development. Now only about 10,000 scattered acres of native prairie . . .

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

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  • 01/16/19--13:12: In Memoriam
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    In loving and grateful tribute to Pike County's Union Soldiers of the Civil War, the 3,132 heroic men who offered their lives as sacrifice to their country, 1861-1865, and, joining hands in common cause, repeated the oath of . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    In honor of all from this community who served in wars and campaigns of our country Erected by The Citizens of Mount Washington 1951

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

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    Brookneal, Virginia.
    These simple fieldstones mark the resting place of slaves and African Americans who worked at Red Hill, making it among the most productive tobacco plantations along the Staunton River during the 18th and 19th centuries. . . .

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--13:35: Tantie School House #14
  • Okeechobee, Florida.
    The first school in the region north of Lake Okeechobee, known as “The Bend,” was a thatched-roof structure built around 1897. Homesteader Peter Raulerson and family did not have enough children old enough to support a . . .

    (Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Guatemala.
    La Corporacion Municipal de Quetzaltenango y Comision Pro Centenario Expo Feria 1891-1991 deja testimonio y rinde homenaje a 80 artesanos y al Alcalde de la ciudad Lic. Manuel Estrada Cabrera, que el 27 de julio de 1891 . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--13:41: Illahaw
  • Kenansville, Florida.
    Illahaw was a small turpentine operation located near here on the Florida East Coast RR owned by Henry Flagler. It had a post office in 1923 which closed in 1935. Once the pine trees were all cut down, the mill closed. RR . . .

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

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  • 01/16/19--13:42: Nittaw Station
  • Kenansville, Florida.
    Once part of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, Nittaw was a stop on the railroad that ran from Wewahootie to Okeechobee. Nittaw became a sawmill town, maintaining a small population and post office. The closing of . . .

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

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  • 01/16/19--13:48: Little Salt Spring
  • North Port, Florida.
    The waters of this unusual archeological and paleontological site have yielded preserved human skeletal remains and artifacts dating from 10,000 to 3000 B.C. Animal fossils have also been recovered. Including species of . . .

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

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    North Port, Florida.
    Prehistoric Man Lived Here More than 10,000 years ago prehistoric man, sabre-tooth cats, giant sloths, mammoths and mastodons lived in this area of Florida which eons later became a part of Sarasota County. Warm Mineral . . .

    (Anthropology • Paleontology • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Pound Ridge, New York.
    A few hundred feet south of this site stood the farmhouse of First Sgt. Thomas J. Murphy of Co. G, 146th N.Y. Infantry. Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. His extraordinary bravery greatly contributed to the . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Abraham Lincoln visited the home and law office of Daniel Gilmer often. Gilmer was a leading attorney and Whig supporter. One day Gilmer’s nine year old daughter Elizabeth, known to everyone as Lizzie, was swinging on the . . .

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

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    , Guatemala.
    Recuerdo del 1er Centenario del hallazgo de la Santisima Virgen de Dolores del Templo de San Juan de Dios – en esta casa Noviembre 19 1854 1954 Los Comites English translation: Tribute on the 100th anniversary of the . . .

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

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  • 01/16/19--15:00: Rafael Landívar University
  • , Guatemala.
    50 Años Landivar Guatemala. 1961. Universidad Rafael Landivar Campus de Quetzaltenango 1963-2013 Conmemorando que en este inmueble inicio sus actividades académicas el 2 de febrero de 1963 Campus de Quetzaltenango . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--19:02: Efraín Recinos
  • , Guatemala.
    En esta casa nació el 15 de mayo de 1928 Efrain Recinos pintor y escritor, arquitecto del Teatro Nacional de Guatemala Quetzalteco de genio universal Municipalidad de Quetzaltenango, 4 agosto 2000 English translation: In . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--21:02: Marathon Park
  • Olympia, Washington.
    This stretch of public shoreline—a part of the Washington State Capitol Campus—is named in honor of the first U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trials, which took place in Olympia on May 12, 1984. Competitors in that historic . . .

    (Notable Events • Sports • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--21:04: Fannin County Courthouses
  • Bonham, Texas.
    Commissioners’ Court first met at Jacob Black’s cabin on Feb. 26, 1836, before Fannin County was officially organized. In 1838 Warren (near present Ambrose in Grayson County) was named the county seat. The courthouse built . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--21:06: Bailey Inglish
  • Bonham, Texas.
    In 1837, Bailey Inglish moved his family to this area from western Arkansas, where he had been an influential leader of pioneer settlers. Here he was active in the formation of Fannin County, serving on the land board and . . .

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

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  • 01/16/19--21:09: Bonham Daily Favorite
  • Bonham, Texas.
    In 1887 Dr. J. M. Terry, who gave up medicine for journalism, established the “Weekly Fannin Favorite.” He expanded in 1892 by starting this newspaper, the oldest daily publication in Fannin County. For 45 years its offices . . .

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

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