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  • 06/19/19--17:14: Denver Says "No" to Hate
  • Denver, Colorado.
    November 18, 1997 While waiting for a bus on 17th Street, Oumar Dia was shot and killed because of the color of his skin. Jeannie Van Velkinburgh who came to his assistance was shot and paralyzed. In response to the murder, . . .

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

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  • 06/19/19--17:27: The Black Baron
  • Denver, Colorado.
    Mr. Barney Ford (1822-1902) was a former slave who dared to venture forth in the new frontier of Colorado. He eventually settled in Denver becoming a political activist, prominent businessman and sometimes millionaire.

    (African Americans • Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/19/19--21:42: Welton Street
  • Denver, Colorado.
    Welton Street connects Downtown to Five Points, the historical commercial center of the African-American community. The name of the neighborhood comes from the five-pointed intersection where 26th Avenue, 27th Street and . . .

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

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  • 06/19/19--21:52: Heilbron House
  • Sacramento, California.
    Built in 1881 for August and Louisa Heilbron and occupied by them and their descendants until 1953. Purchased and restored by San Diego Federal Savings and Loan in 1974, this historic mansion symbolizes the emergence of . . .

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

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    Denver, Colorado.
    Charles Henry Dow, the first editor of the Wall Street Journal, created the stock market index with Edward D. Jones in 1897. Dow, who had worked as a bookkeeper for a Leadville mining operation, was the first Vice-President . . .

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

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  • 06/19/19--22:19: The Noyer-Wildhagen House
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
    This three and one-half story Federal style single house set on a raised basement was built in 1807 by Ms. Abigail Noyer on land purchased from Mr. Christen Belser. The Federal style is evidenced by the hipped roof, a main . . .

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

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  • 06/19/19--23:23: Jones-Howell House
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
    Eliza Jones (1775-1846) purchased this lot in the aftermath of the Ansonborough fire of 1838. She was the granddaughter of Robert Gibson, a graduate of Oxford University, and a Grand Master Mason, who, according to family . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--06:47: The Dallas Symphony
  • Dallas, Texas.
    Early efforts to establish a symphony orchestra in Dallas began in 1899 with the formation of the Dallas Symphony Club. It was a short-lived effort, but in 1911 the city's first professional orchestra was established under . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--06:54: Oliver E. Hazard
  • Leominster, Massachusetts.
    This memorial is dedicated to honoring the memory of all Leominster soldiers who served with courage for freedom and justice. We must we can and will be free

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

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  • 06/20/19--07:01: Petersen Building
  • Brackettville, Texas.
    Converted for Rio Grande Electric Cooperative Incorporated Headquarters Building 1957 Board of Directors John L. Mogford President Leo Frerich Vice-President W. Z. Conoly Secy.-Treas. W. A. Arledge Lloyd Carter Tom Black F. . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--07:13: Potawatomi Trail of Death
  • Perry, Illinois.
    On Oct. 5, 1838, about 800 Potawatomi Indians camped at McKee’s Creek near here on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas, known as the Trail of Death. They crossed the Illinois River by ferry. Leaving the river they had . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--07:19: Robert Earl Hughes
  • Fishhook, Illinois.
    May we not only remember he was the worlds largest man from the small community of Fishhook, but also an average man with an enormous heart for people

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

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  • 06/20/19--07:35: William Penn
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    By liberty of conscience we understand not only a mere liberty of the mind, but the exercise of a visible way of worship this day my country was confirmed to me by the name of Pennsylvania. My God will, I believe, bless and . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--07:37: Henry Street Settlement
  • New York, New York.
    These Classic Revival houses were built in 1832. In 1895 Jacob H. Schiff acquired 265 Henry Street for the use of the settlement, founded in 1893 by Lillian D. Wald. 267 and 265 Henry Street were added to the settlement in . . .

    (Architecture • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    On the ground occupied by this building once stood the house where lived in 1791 Alexander Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

    (Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--07:56: Braddock Stone
  • Frostburg, Maryland.
    The Braddock Stone, an early colonial highway marker, is named for British General Edward Braddock (1695—1755). During the early stages of the French and Indian War, General Braddock was dispatched to expel French forces . . .

    (Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Marbury, Maryland.
    Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in . . .

    (Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--08:03: Join the Adventure
  • Marbury, Maryland.
    Explore the places Englishman John Smith traveled in the early 1600s. Learn about the thriving American Indian communities he encountered and imagine the bountiful Chesapeake he observed. Experience the natural and cultural . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--08:06: Nanjemoy Baptist Church
  • Nanjemoy, Maryland.
    Organized in 1793 United with the Maryland Baptist Union Association (Now Baptist Convention of Maryland) in 1837 "In 1790 four men from Virginia crossed the Potomac River and started preaching the Gospel in Nanjemoy the . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ripley, Ohio.
    This three-family dwelling was the first permanent home of famed Underground Railroad Conductor Rev. John Rankin. Rev. Rankin, wife Jean, and their young family settled in Ripley, Ohio, in 1822 when he accepted the call to . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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