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    Mineola, Texas.
    Dr. Walter Jackson Coleman and his wife, Mary Eugenia (DuBose), moved to Texas with their family from Isney, Alabama in 1897. After settling in the railroad town of Mineola, a traveling salesman persuaded Dr. Coleman to . . .

    (Notable Persons • Politics • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--19:33: Mineola Opera Houses
  • Mineola, Texas.
    The Opera House Era in Mineola lasted from the 1870s until the 1910s and was an important period in the city’s social history. Rail connections to bigger cities brought many famous artists here. In 1877, William J. McDonald . . .

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

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    Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.
    In the years after World War II, the decline of the resort hotels that had been the economic engines of Eagles Mere posed a serious threat to the community. New community organizations were formed to acquire the Country Club . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--20:00: Hanover Square
  • Syracuse, New York.
    ”…when Susan B. Anthony urged Republicans to take a stand against slavery, Syracusans burned her in effigy in Hanover Square.” Hanover Square (1) was a busy commercial district and civic gathering place in the mid-19th . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.
    Donated by the Jackson W. T. Kennedy Family to show their love of Eagles Mere

    (Communications • Education • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    El 12 de octubre de 1925, los hijos de Acambay, radicados en el D.F., fundamos la “Liga Acambayense”, llevando en el pensamiento la educación de la niñez de nuestro pueblo por la patria y por la raza. Mexico, D.F., octubre . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--20:40: First National Bank Building
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Chartered in 1898, the First National Bank of Mineola was housed in several downtown locations before this building was constructed in 1912. Built on the site of the former Mineola Mercantile, which burned in 1903, the bank . . .

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

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    Mineola, Texas.
    Mineola settlers chose this area, nicknamed "the Forks of the River," for its abundance of water. The town's first water service was administered by A. W. Front, who made daily deliveries to his 50 clients. A water well was . . .

    (Natural Resources • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--20:40: Mineola's Jewish Community
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Jewish immigrants who came to Texas through Galveston started arriving by train in Mineola shortly after its establishment in 1873. Many soon established businesses near the intersection of Broad and Johnson Streets, . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--21:34: O. P. Pyle
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Arkansas native Owen Pinkney Pyle (1867-1919) was publisher and editor of the Mineola courier at the turn of the century. An advocate of the farmer he was instrumental in establishing the Texas Farm Union and the National . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--21:34: O. P. Pyle House
  • Mineola, Texas.
    An early leader of the Texas progressive era and a national spokesman for the concerns of farmers, O. P. Pyle had this home constructed in 1903-04, when he was editor and publisher of the Mineola "Courier." Built by local . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--21:39: Prince Jackson House Site
  • Syracuse, New York.
    ”A strictly honest man…” Born about 1807 in Oneida County, Prince Jackson was one of the earliest African American settlers in Syracuse and the earliest to have a documented deed for property. He came to Syracuse about 1827, . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--21:53: Birthplace of Miss Ima Hogg
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Born here on July 10, 1882, Ima Hogg was the only daughter of Sarah Stinson and Gov. James S. Hogg. Ima studied fine arts at the University of Texas in Austin, and in New York and Europe. In 1918 oil was discovered on the . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Mineola, Texas.
    James Stephen Hogg lived in Wood County from 1868 to 1882, formative years of his political career. When he became Governor, he appointed several Wood County friends to public offices. They included: Sarah Rosalie Patten . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--23:18: Enoch Reed
  • Syracuse, New York.
    "No man ever possessed a more generous heart, or more honorable feelings." — from Enoch Reed's obituary, Syracuse Standard, June 10, 1853 Born free in Ohio about 1813, African American Enoch Reed was one of more than a dozen . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/06/19--05:07: Oak Square
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1207 Church Street. Port Gibson's largest mansion. This neoclassic house exemplifies the grandeur of antebellum days. The house with gardens and dependencies originally occupied the entire block. Named Oak Square because of . . .

    (Antebellum South, US • Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/06/19--05:20: Presbyterian Manse
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1103 Church Street. 1830-31 Greek Revival. This house was constructed the year following erection of the first building to house the First Presbyterian Church during the early ministry of Dr. Zebulon Butler.

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

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  • 09/06/19--05:37: Schillig Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1101 College Street. 1896 Queen Anne. This house is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in Claiborne County. The style is indicative of a number of houses built in Port Gibson near the turn of the century.

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

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  • 09/06/19--06:01: Person Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1009 Church Street,Ca. 1880's Queen Anne. The house is noteworthy for the lavish display of stained glass on the front facade. The builder used a strange, free classic Corinthian order for his columns.

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

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  • 09/06/19--18:27: John Creighton Buchanan
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Louisiana native John Creighton Buchanan moved to East Texas and established a legal practice in Quitman. He became the first Wood County Attorney in 1876, the year before he married Sarah Rosalie "Rosa" Patten (1855-1941). . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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