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    Santa Cruz, California.
    To the Chinese men and women who came to Gold Mountain. Site of the fourth and last Chinatown in Santa Cruz, 1894-1955.

    (Asian Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--21:37: The Magic Castle
  • Hollywood, California.
    In Sept. 1961, Milton Page Larsen leased this building, which would become the world-famous Magic Castle, with a handshake and a dream. Renovations began on the historic 1910 Rollin B. Lane mansion with the help and . . .

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

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  • 01/16/19--21:58: Cedarville
  • Cedarville, Illinois.
    Birthplace of Jane Addams 1860 - 1835 Humanitarian, Feminist, Social Worker, Reformer, Educator, Author, Publicist, Founder of Hull House, Pioneer, Settlement Center Chicago, 1889. President Women's International League for . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Peace • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/16/19--22:06: Flight Path
  • Westchester, California.
    North American P-51D Mustang The etching above, taken from an illustration by artist Jean-Luc Beghin, depicts a P-51 Mustang cockpit. The airplane was designed and manufactured in only 100 days by North American Aviation . . .

    (Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--05:47: Fort Scott
  • Fort Scott, Kansas.
    Fort Scott tells America's story during a critical time in its growth. When the fort was established, most of the nation's population lived east of the Mississippi. However, soon soldiers from Fort Scott would be part of . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Scott, Kansas.
    Downtown Fort Scott Historic downtown Fort Scott has roots in a time when it was the last stop before the frontier. Initially comprised of former fort buildings, it soon transformed into a lively downtown commercial . . .

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

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    Vernon, Texas.
    In Honor of those who fought and died; of those who fought and lived This monument is erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy of Vernon Texas A.D. 1916 1861-1865

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--07:20: James Butler Bonham
  • Bonham, Texas.
    (panel 1) Born February 20, 1807 in South Carolina • Studied at South Carolina College 1825-1827 • On the staff of the Governor of South Carolina at the time of the Nullification Controversy 1832 to 1833 • Practiced law at . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bonham, Texas.
    Erected 1898 in honor of the victories of the American Navy over the Spanish Navy at Manila, May 1, 1898, under Dewey, and Santiago De Cuba, July 3, 1898, under Sampson and Schley.

    (War, Spanish-American) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ector, Texas.
    This lodge began in 1887, when a group of Masons in the town of Ravenna joined together and petitioned the Grand Lodge of Texas for a charter. In 1889 the lodge was moved to the new railroad town of Ector, and in 1901 the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wichita Falls, Texas.
    Wichita County Water Improvement Districts No. 1 and No. 2 played major roles in the agricultural development of Wichita County. By 1900, Joseph Kemp, whose business activities were vital for the growth of Wichita Falls, . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--07:43: John Wesley Hardin
  • Bonham, Texas.
    Texas Ranger, T.C. Robinson once described him, “He kills men just to see them kick. He can take two six shooters and turn them like wheels in his hands and fire a shot from each at every revolution.” Others have described . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--07:49: 1890 Clay County Jail
  • Henrietta, Texas.
    Constructed in 1890 by the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, this is Clay County’s third jail building. Construction of the jail included adjacent living quarters for law officers and . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--08:07: Gordon Parks
  • Fort Scott, Kansas.
    Gordon Parks was born on November 20, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas to Sarah and Andrew Jackson Parks. Gordon wrote, "Poppa was a dirt farmer who farmed mostly dirt, but he kept us alive and taught us about love and devotion." . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--10:53: Charlye Ola Farris
  • Wichita Falls, Texas.
    Public school educators James Randolph Farris, Sr. and Roberta (Bell) Farris welcomed their only daughter, Charlye Ola Farris, on June 30, 1929 in Wichita Falls. Charlye graduated as valedictorian of Booker T. Washington . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--10:58: Slave Cabin
  • Brookneal, Virginia.
    Home of Harrison and his wife, Milly, longtime servants of the Henry family. Harrison, when a small boy, is believed to have been Patrick Henry's slave and later, coachman for his son, John. Restored in 1961 using some of . . .

    (African Americans • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Greenville, Delaware.
    As early as 1813, Mass was celebrated in private homes throughout the area. St. Joseph Church was built in 1841 by a diverse community of Roman Catholic immigrants to meet the needs of the growing Catholic population. The . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--11:06: Biography of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
  • New York, New York.
    Biography of Dr. Sun Yat-sen Father of the Republic of China (1866-1925) Dr. Sun Yat-sen was born on November 12, 1866 to a Cantonese family in Tsuei-Heng Village, Shiangshan County, Kwangtung Province in China, under the . . .

    (Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--11:21: Test of a New Nation
  • Hughesville, Maryland.
    In 1812, the United States of America was less than 30 years old, and only one generation had been raised to adulthood under the American flag. Many people still personally remembered the daring and exhausting fight to win . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--11:26: Quarter Place Trailhead
  • Brookneal, Virginia.
    The Quarter Place Trail is a half mile long, culminating at the Slave & African American Cemetery. The terrain slopes at the trailhead, levels off, and then steepens as it descends to the cemetery. The one-mile round trip . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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