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  • 09/05/19--14:53: Site of Alexander Institute
  • Kilgore, Texas.
    Before the establishment of public schools, education was provided by small private academies such as the Alexander Institute. a successor to the New Danville Masonic Female Academy, founded in nearby Danville in 1854. The . . .

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

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    Kilgore, Texas.
    Led in the town's economic development following the 1930s oil boom. Prosperity in the midst of the Great Depression influenced the board of directors to build this structure in 1937. Designed by Henderson architect James L. . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--14:55: Koehler's Saloon and Store
  • Fort Stockton, Texas.
    Built 1870's of field stone. Herman Koehler in 1884 opened saloon at one end, general store and bank at other. Later second story was added. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

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

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  • 09/05/19--14:58: Hovey School
  • Fort Stockton, Texas.
    About 1910 a railroad stop named Hovey was established about 40 miles west of here on the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railroad. By 1913 Hovey contained a depot, post office/general store, and several stock shipping pens. . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--15:00: Fayette Park
  • Syracuse, New York.
    ”… numbers of persons, who have never felt any interest in the cause of the slave, before, now seem to have all their sympathies awakened, in his behalf.” —from Diary of Ellen Birdseye Wheaton (Boston, 1923) Named after . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--15:03: O. W. Williams
  • Fort Stockton, Texas.
    Kentucky native Oscar Waldo Williams (1853-1946) graduated from Harvard with a law degree in 1876 and moved to Texas in search of a drier climate. He worked as a land surveyor as the South Plains opened for settlement and in . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--15:09: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Fort Stockton, Texas.
    Efforts to establish a Catholic church in the area began shortly after the Civil War when Fort Stockton was reoccupied by United States troops. The first services were conducted in 1872 by Father Claude Jaillet and Father . . .

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

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    Fort Stockton, Texas.
    Located in the petroleum-rich Permian Basin, Pecos is one of the most prolific oil-and gas-producing counties in Texas. The petroleum business here began about 1900 with the drilling of the Turney well near an ancient . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--18:44: Saloons in Mineola
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Mineola's saloon era began with its founding in 1873 at the junction of the Texas and Pacific and the Houston Great Northern Railroads. Saloons catered to Mineola’s many transient workers; the town had at least 14 different . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--18:44: C. W. Raines
  • Mineola, Texas.
    A native of Upson County, Georgia, Cadwell Walton Raines (1839-1906) contributed to Texas history as a Methodist preacher, schoolteacher, attorney, newspaper publisher, county official, historian and state librarian. He . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--18:45: The Kildow Mill
  • Oakland, Maryland.
    On this site the Kildow Mill, the location of a grist mill since 1830. The original mill was built at this bend in the Little Youghiogheny River, by Murry Thayer for Isaac McCarty who owned several hundred acres of land in . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--18:47: Goshen Road Terminus
  • Edwardsville, Illinois.
    The Goshen Road was one of the main arteries of travel in the early 1800's, when Illinois was frontier country. The road ran in a northwesterly direction from Shawneetown to Edwardsville -- a distance of more than 150 miles. . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--18:54: The Carter Farm
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    Fountain Branch Carter brought nineteen acres of Columbia Pike from Angus McPhail in 1829 and completed his house the next year for himself, his wife Polly, and their children. The farm’s prosperity was directly connected to . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Buffalo, New York.
    Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Wm. Richardson Woman’s Relief Corps No. 59 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic In Honor of Bidwell-Wilkenson Post No. 9 Grand Army of the Republic Bidwell Post No. 9 Organized April . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--19:00: McMillan
  • Buffalo, New York.
    McMillan / William McMillan First Superintendent of Buffalo Parks 1870-1898 Erected by a few of his friends 1905

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

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  • 09/05/19--19:00: Tionesta
  • Tionesta, Pennsylvania.
    The first settler where Tionesta Borough now stands was John Range who came here in 1816 to claim his 258 acre land patent. He served in the French & Indian War and in the American Revolution. For his service, he was granted . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Oakland, Maryland.
    In the late 1800's John W. Garrett, President of the B&O Railroad, began promoting the Oakland/Deer Park area as one of the premier vacation resorts in the country. With twelve passenger trains arriving in Oakland daily . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--19:07: Madonna of the Trail
  • Richmond, Indiana.
    The Madonna of the Trail statue, commissioned by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was designed and sculpted by August Leimbach of St. Louis, Missouri. It symbolizes the courage, faith, and spirit of . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--19:16: 4th Meetinghouse
  • Athol, Massachusetts.
    Built in 1827-1828"for public worship of God forever" Old town hall remodeled in 1847 for use as Athol's town hall until 1921. Occupied by women Club 1921-1957 and Athol Historical Society since 1957

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Grand Pré, Nova Scotia.
    Fondue avant l'avènement de l'education publique en Nouvelle-Écosse, cette école a offert une éducation classique et morale aux fils de familles aisées des Maritimes. L'école accueillait quelques externes, mais la plupart . . .

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

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