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  • 04/09/19--13:41: St. Joseph's School
  • Panna Maria, Texas.
    Built 1868. Oldest Polish private school in America. Since 1855, classes had been held in various sites. This was the first school building in the colony at Panna Maria. Teachers lived upstairs and classes were held on the . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--13:47: Town of Panna Maria
  • Panna Maria, Texas.
    Oldest Polish settlement in Texas - Established December 24, 1854 by the Reverend Leopold Moczygemba O.F.M., who was instrumental in bringing from Poland about 100 Polish peasant families - Within a few months the majority . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--13:53: Panna Maria, Texas
  • Panna Maria, Texas.
    Settled by 100 Polish families who came to Texas to gain economic, political and religious freedom. Led by Father Leopold Moczygemba, O.F.M., Conv., they made a contract in 1854 with John Twohig, a San Antonio banker and . . .

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

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    near Wooster, Ohio.
    The Ohio General Assembly established the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in 1882. From its inception until 1892, the Station occupied 17 acres on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University before relocating to . . .

    (Agriculture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Catedral. Barroco. S. XVIII. Nicolás Sánchez Pacheco. Aquí estuvo desde 1609 la primera parroquia dedicada a la Sra. De la Expectación. Entre 1701 y 1728 se derruye y construye la nueva, de fachada estilo barroco salomónico . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--14:55: Immaculate Conception Church
  • Panna Maria, Texas.
    Oldest Polish parish in America. Offered its first Mass on Dec. 24, 1854 (altar under an oak tree). First building erected 1855. This church with 100-foot tower built 1877; remodeled 1937. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Cestohowa, Texas.
    Jacob Lyssy (1837-1880) and John Pawlik, Jr. (1845-1912) of the Czestochowa parish each donated one acre of land to Bishop Anthony D. Pellicer of the Archdiocese of San Antonio to be used as a burial ground for the newly . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--15:09: St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Kosciuszko, Texas.
    In 1880, about sixty families of Polish descent (Silesian Poles) bought the land in this sparsely settled area. After their arrival, the town became known as Kosciuszko, named after the noted Polish American hero, General . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wooster, Ohio.
    Harvey Howard House. Harvey Howard, a local druggist, built the house at 407 North Market Street around 1860. After many owners, Captain James B. Taylor bought the home in 1893. Taylor commanded Company H of the 120th Ohio . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Catedral Metropolitana La Catedral de San Luis Potosí es un bello templo barroco de planta basilical con bóvedas y una torre de tres cuerpos con detalles en argamasa. Originalmente fue una sencilla ermita erigida en 1593 que . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--18:06: Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A.
  • Tilden, Texas.
    A Civil War home guard post, acting as buffer to protect older settlements from Apaches and bandits. Scattered local men were members of the 29th Brigade, Texas Militia. Picket homes with dirt floors. Diet of prickly pear . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--18:10: San Caja Hill
  • Tilden, Texas.
    The name, originally "Sin Caja", means "without coffin" in Spanish and may refer to the grim aftermath of the Turkey Creek Indian Battle, which was fought a short distance west of the hill in December 1872. The fight . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--18:14: Live Oak County
  • near George West, Texas.
    Created by legislature Feb. 2, 1856, and organized Aug. 4 with Oakville as county seat. Formed from San Patricio and Nueces Counties. Named for its Live Oak trees. County seat moved, 1919, to George West on railroad. Center . . .

    (Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--18:34: Site of Battle of El Perdido
  • near Fannin, Texas.
    During 1810 - 1819 efforts to expel Spain from Texas, a bloody clash occurred here on June 19, 1817, between the forces of Col. Antonio Martinez, last Spanish governor of Texas, and a Mexican Republican Army of invasion that . . .

    (Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Caja Real Este importante edificio novohispano es un ejemplo único de la arquitectura real española barroca utilizada para la recolección del “quinto real” o impuesto al oro y la plata, así como para distribuir a los mineros . . .

    (Architecture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--19:28: Government Palace
  • , Mexico.
    Palacio de Gobierno. Neoclásico. S. XIX. Miguel Costanzo. Ejemplo de las formas neoclásicos de la arquitectura civil novohispano. Primero en usar pilastras colosales en México. A partir de 1824 fue sede del gobierno del . . .

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

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    , Mexico.
    Palacio de Gobierno Fue construido a finales del siglo XVIII por orden del Visitador José de Gálvez en sustitución de las Casas Reales que fueron destruidas por los “tumultos” resultado de la expulsión de los Jesuitas de la . . .

    (Architecture • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wooster, Ohio.
    General Reasin Beall Homestead. Built in 1816 by General Reasin Beall and his wife Rebecca Johnston Beall, the homestead is recognized as the oldest existing residence in the City of Wooster. Born in 1769 in Maryland, Reasin . . .

    (Education • Landmarks • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Hannibal, Missouri.
    Built in 1935 as a memorial to Mark Twain on his 100th birthday, the current lighthouse is the second to be built at this site. • 1934 Construction on the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse began. The metal framework structure, . . .

    (Landmarks) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--22:39: Mark Twain Memorial Bridge
  • Hannibal, Missouri.
    • President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the original bridge on September 4, 1936 with more than 75,000 people in attendance. • Missouri U.S. Senator and future president, Harry S. Truman was among the dignitaries . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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