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  • 04/26/19--07:26: Blackford House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Isaac N. Blackford (1786-1859) was one of Indiana's first Supreme Court Justices. He moved to Salem, Indiana in 1812 and served as county clerk. Five years later he moved to Indianapolis when he was appointed to the Indiana . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--07:29: Alexander Ramsey House
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota.
    Appointed by President Zachary Taylor in 1849, Alexander Ramsey came to Minnesota as the territory's first governor. Ramsey stayed in Minnesota for his remaining fifty-four years and, during a successful political career as . . .

    (Architecture • Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--08:26: Park Tower
  • Adams Morgan, District of Columbia.
    Park Tower 2440 Sixteenth Street, NW Built 1928 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 04/26/19--08:35: Blackburn House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Cleo W. Blackburn (1909-1978) earned his degrees at the Butler University School of Religion and Fisk University. Returning to Indianapolis, he became the director of Flanner House, located at West and St. Clair Streets. . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--08:40: Garrett House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    William "Bill" Garrett (1929-1974) was on the Shelbyville, IN High School basketball team when they won the 1947 state championship and was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball. He attended IUB 1947-1951; was the first . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--08:47: International House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    The IUPUI International House was founded in 1991 as a cross-cultural living-learning community dedicated to international understanding. It brings together students from many different countries--including the United . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--08:53: Hardrick House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    John Wesley Hardrick (1891-1968) was educated in Indianapolis and attended Harriet Beecher Stowe Public School, Manual High School, and the Herron School of Art, where he studied under Otto Stark. Best known as a portrait . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--08:57: Clarke House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Ethel P. Clarke (1874-1970) was Superintendent of Nurses and Director of the Indiana Training School for Nurses from 1915 to 1931. Her legacy to the school and to the nursing profession included her visionary support of the . . .

    (Education • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--09:04: Walker House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) was one of America's first female African-American millionaires. She was born on a cotton plantation in Louisiana to former slaves and was orphaned by the age of seven. In the 1890's she began . . .

    (African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--09:10: Fox House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Lillian Thomas Fox (1866-1917) was Indianapolis' first African-American female journalist and an outspoken member of the African-American community. She was an assistant editor for the local African-American newspaper, the . . .

    (African Americans • Communications • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--09:19: Morton-Finney House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    John Morton-Finney (1889-1998) educator, lawyer, and humanitarian, was born in Kentucky to a former slave. Morton-Finney was a Buffalo Soldier in World War I, a teacher at historically black colleges, and taught Greek, . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--09:36: Ransom House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Freeman Briley Ransom (1884-1947) studied theology at Walden University and Law at Columbia University. Moving to Indianapolis in 1911, he boarded with C.J. Walker, became the company's attorney, and eventually served as the . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--09:45: Rubins House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    David K. Rubins (1902-1985) artist and educator, came to the IU Herron School of Art in 1935. He taught and directed the sculpture program for 45 years. His works include the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Indiana State . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--09:56: Montgomery House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (1923-1968) was one of Indianapolis' elite jazz musicians. Montgomery began playing in the bars along Indiana Avenue and was an active improviser. He played in a vast range of styles despite . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--10:02: McCormick House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    John W. McCormick (1791-1825) was one of the first European-American pioneers of Indianapolis, settling near the eastern end of the former Washington Street Bridge in 1820. He built one of the first taverns in the area. In . . .

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

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  • 04/26/19--10:09: Orvis House
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Mary Burchard Orvis (1880-1964) came to IU in 1916 to work for the Indianapolis Center of the Extension Division as an executive secretary. She became an assistant professor of journalism and the "officer in charge" of the . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Indianapolis, Indiana.
    1946 In the full realization of the ideals for which the men and women served and died in World War II, we the people of the Westside, erect this plaque. In memory of their service we dedicate ourselves to build a new world . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Parry Manufacturing Company (Buggies & Wagons: 1884-1905) Overland & Parry Automobiles (1905-1917) Martin-Parry Company (Custom Truck Bodies: 1919-1930) General Motors Corporation (Chevrolet Truck Bodies: 1930-1022) and the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--10:41: The Soldiers' Monument
  • Manchester, Vermont.
    In memory of the men of Manchester who served in the Revolutionary War War of 1812 Mexican War Civil War

    (War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/26/19--10:47: Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Aegidius Nactner, Hanna Hornaday, Daniel Crosby Lane, and Phillip Kraus were among the early Indianapolis citizens buried at Greenlawn Cemetery founded by a citizens committee on a beautifully wooded high ground overlooking . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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