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  • 01/22/19--13:43: Grand Opera House
  • Dubuque, Iowa.
    This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 01/22/19--13:44: Site of Sam Houston Speeches
  • Rusk, Texas.
    Two speeches were delivered by Sam Houston in Rusk. The first, in 1855, was a debate with politician Frank Bowden. Houston, a U.S. Senator, was on a tour through central and east Texas trying to regain public favor after . . .

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

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    near Maydelle, Texas.
    In operation from 1908 to 1912, the Mewshaw State Sawmill at this site produced 35,000 board feet of lumber daily and was staffed by convict laborers from the nearby Rusk Penitentiary. The village of Maydelle later developed . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/22/19--13:55: Le presbytère / The Rectory
  • Sainte-Flavie, Quebec.
    Une résidence néoclassique Construit en 1853, le presbytère a d'abord été habité par Moïse Duguay, premier curé de Sainte-Flavie. Cette vaste maison québécoise témoigne non seulement de l'importance de l'Église catholique . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Entertainment • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/22/19--14:08: Texas State Railroad
  • Rusk, Texas.
    In the late 1880s the Texas Prison System built a short rail line from the state penitentiary facility in north Rusk, southwestward to hardwood timber stands, where charcoal was made for use in firing the prison's iron ore . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/22/19--15:10: Land, Capitol, Labor
  • Fairhope, Alabama.
    Land “The Source of all wealth” Henry George 1839-1897 Taxes applied to the source are an inducement to use the land wisely These parks donated by Fairhope Single Tax Corporation September 29, 1931 Capital “The primary tool . . .

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

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  • 01/22/19--15:16: View of Mount Jefferson
  • near Wishram, Washington.
    William Clark took frequent side trips during the journey, sometimes climbing hills to get a better view of the surrounding countryside. On April 22, 1806, Clark scaled Haystack Butte, the highest hill on this side of the . . .

    (Exploration • Landmarks) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/22/19--15:18: The Haugh Residence
  • La Verne, California.
    Built 1913-14 for Lordsburg College teachers B. S. and Laura Haugh by her father, J. P. Harshbarger. Concrete blocks were produced by the Hanawalt Bros; lumber was from the Lordsburg Lumber Company. Noted for their musical . . .

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

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    Sainte-Flavie, Quebec.
    La vie religieuse à Sainte-Flavie Depuis la fondation de la paroisse en 1829, trois églises ont été construites à Sainte-Flavie. Les habitants érigent leur premier temple entre 1848 et 1850. Comme dans la plupart des . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Disasters • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/22/19--15:24: Bettys Family
  • Burnt Hills, New York.
    Joseph died 1804 and Abigail died 1791 local innkeepers and unfortunate parents of Joseph, convicted traitor & spy who was hung in 1782

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rusk, Texas.
    The first hotel to occupy this site was the Union Hotel, a wood frame building erected in 1849. Renamed Bracken House for a subsequent owner, it continued to serve the city until 1889. Civil War General Joseph L. Hogg, . . .

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

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  • 01/22/19--17:41: Maydelle
  • Maydelle, Texas.
    In 1906, the Texas State Railroad built to this area for timber to fuel iron manufacturing at the penitentiary in Rusk. The branch prison established at the railhead was called Camp Wright. When Rusk native Thomas Campbell . . .

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

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    near Rusk, Texas.
    In the winter of 1819-1820 Chief John Bowles led about sixty Cherokee families from Arkansas to East Texas. Near this site a small settlement of about six families was established by a Cherokee leader named Little Bean. They . . .

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

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  • 01/22/19--18:08: Swanson Cemetery
  • near Palestine, Texas.
    Micam Main of Illinois was granted a league of land by the Mexican government in 1835. One of the area's first brickmakers, Samuel M. Warden, died while working on Main's estate on Christmas Eve in 1847. He was interred on . . .

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

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  • 01/22/19--18:18: Sutton County Courthouse
  • Sonora, Texas.
    This building, site of all land transactions incident to development of county. Water well, a few feet from building, was first water here, where sheepmen watered their flocks, hence locating here as a home. Father of . . .

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

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  • 01/22/19--18:31: Montgomery County Jail
  • Montgomery, Texas.
    The jail was built by Pauly Jail Company in St. Louis, Missouri. The cells were in a wooden-one room building that sat next to the courthouse which was located on this lot. The cells were moved down to the railroad depot . . .

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

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  • 01/22/19--18:40: Texas State Railroad
  • Palestine, Texas.
    The Texas Prison System built a short rail line from the Rusk State Penitentiary to hardwood timber stands where charcoal was made for firing the prison's iron ore furnaces. The rail line became the foundation of the Texas . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Frente a este edificio fueron asesinados por la usurpación Don Gustavo A. Madero y Don Adolfo Basso el 19 de febrero de 1913 Homenaje a su memoria El Gobierno de la Republica 1963. English translation: In front of this . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Sainte-Flavie, Quebec.
    Un patrimoine à conserver Dans le langage courant du XIXe siècle, on l'appelait aussi « hangar à grains ». L'état actuel des recherches historiques ne permet pas d'établir avec précision le moment de la construction de la . . .

    (Agriculture • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Este edificio se construyó para el estanco de tabacos según proyecto de Miguel Constanzo a fines del siglo XVIII. Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República. English translation: This building was constructed for . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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