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  • 05/01/19--18:40: 809 Jefferson Street
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    This the Henry Ehlmann House, probably built in 1873. Situated very close to the street, this 1½-story brick Federal style house has a side-gabled roof trimmed with an entablature having a cornice with corbelled brick . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--18:44: 715 Jefferson Street
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    This picturesque house, built in 1938, has an asymmetrical design consistent with the architectural style of a Cotswald Cottage. It features many charming details including the steep, gabled roof, original lead diamond . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--18:57: 1889
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1834 John and Herman Wilke arrived from Hanover, Germany. 1850's John and Herman established successful farms in Portage Des Sioux Township, now Orchard Farms. 1860's John and Herman both served for the Union during the . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--19:17: 612 North Sixth Street
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    In 1830, still in the afterglow of the Louisiana Purchase, Nathan Boone was contracted to survey the lands of Missouri that would be recognized as St. Charles. By 1835, this plot resided within Andrew Wilson's subdivision. . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--19:24: Circa 1899
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Part of Andrew Wilson's Subdivision of the Commons. 1898 - Herman H. Hackman Jr., early dry goods merchant with Kuhlman - Hackman, and his wife Laura, purchased . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--19:33: Circa 1904
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of the Nathan Boone survey of the Commons. 1835 - Lot 13 of the Riggs Subdivision 1904 - The three houses (709 - 713 - 717) were built at or about this time. They originally were identical. The style is Victorian . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--19:42: Circa 1894
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1837 - Part of Andrew Wilson's 999 years lease of the Common ground. 1870 - Lot number 6 of Boone's survey block 9 was subdivided between R. B. Fraysier and A. H. Edwards. . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--19:49: Circa 1940
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1857 Part of Jeremiah Fletcher Riggs Subdivision. 1867 Part of John Wilke's property. (Alley to Lewis) He was a Civil War veteran and bought 603 N. 6th Street. 1902 Henry . . .

    (Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/01/19--19:51: Circa 1939
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Included in lease of the Commons by Andrew Wilson. 1939 - Easement for sewer recorded. The house is believed to have been built at this time as well as the . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--20:00: 1900
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Part of Andrew Wilson's 999 year lease of the Commons ground. 1876 - Census of St. CHarles Township lists the family of Henry Kroetter (farmer) and wife Catharine . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--20:08: 1902
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of lot 11 Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons. 1835 - Part of Dr. Wilson's subdivision of the commons. 1900 - Lot was purchased by Joseph H. Etling and his wife Anna (nee Broeckelmann). Joseph was a carpenter . . .

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

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  • 05/01/19--20:16: Circa 1906
  • St. Charles, Missouri.
    1830 - Part of Nathan Boone's survey of the Commons 1837 - Part of Andrew Wilson's lease of the Commons. 1868 - Gustav - Paul was born to Wilhelm and Charlotte Paul. 1901 - Gustav A. Paul paid $2.50 tax on 50' x 140' lot for . . .

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

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    West Alton, Missouri.
    In memory of all the men and women that served in the Armed Forces from The City of West Alton MO. KIA WW I Thaddeus Keene KIA WW I Fred Mintert KIA WW II Bernard Zimmerman KIA Korea Joseph Crawford KIA Vietnam Eugene . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    El Emblemático Muelle de Chetumal La estratégica ubicación de lo que hoy es Chetumal, la capital de Quintana Roo, hizo que su que su historia portuaria estuviera ernvuelta en acontecimientos relevantes. Su condición de . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bluemont, Virginia.
    “I do not remember to have been engaged in a more sharp and obstinate affair.” (Confederate veteran in Gen. Robert E. Rodes’ division) During the Civil War era the 195 acres that comprise the River Campus were part of a . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bluemont, Virginia.
    (Preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee detached Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields and dispatched it to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bluemont, Virginia.
    (Preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee detached Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields and dispatched it to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/02/19--16:25: Alton and the Flood of '93
  • Alton, Illinois.
    In the summer of 1993, very heavy and extensive rains began falling in the upper Midwest. This historic event pushed the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to record flood levels, and caused one of the most dramatic and . . .

    (Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/02/19--16:37: Great River Floods
  • Alton, Illinois.
    Throughout history, Mississippi River floods have been a part of the natural cycle of life [unreadable]. During each flood, residents have worked to lessen damage, and have slowly rebuilt their towns, their farms, and their . . .

    (Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/02/19--16:44: A Changing Waterfront
  • Alton, Illinois.
    The view from the Alton waterfront has changed dramatically through the years. In the past, the view was dominated by Locks and Dam No. 26, a railroad bridge, and the old Clark Bridge. Today, all three of these structures . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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