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  • 09/07/19--17:42: Ambrose Fitzgerald
  • Emory, Texas.
    A native of Missouri, Ambrose Fitzgerald settled near here in 1846 on land that was then part of Nacogdoches County. Since this area was included in the creation of later counties, he was able to serve as the first clerk for . . .

    (Government • Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--17:43: Emory Rains
  • Emory, Texas.
    Texas pioneer Emory Rains served as an alcalde under Mexican rule and as a counselor in the East Texas Regulator-Moderator War of the 1840s. As a senator in the Republic of Texas Congress, he helped pass the Homestead Act. . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--18:15: The Amis House
  • Emory, Texas.
    Built n 1910-1912, this residence features unusual cast-concrete block construction. James Alexander Amis (1872-1939) poured and cured the blocks for his family's home. A versatile businessman, Amis operated a sawmill, . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--19:00: J. C. Bird
  • Alpine, Texas.
    Julius Canselor Bird (1863-1925) was born in Round Mountain (Blanco Co.), and came to West Texas at age 18 as a Texas Ranger, protecting crews during construction of the transcontinental railroad. J.C. then homesteaded and . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--19:03: City Building
  • Alpine, Texas.
    Erected in 1893. Oldest public school building standing in Alpine. Abandoned as school in 1910. Later served as a hospital, college dormitory, Border Patrol station and U.S. Agricultural and Soil Conservation Service. . . .

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

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    near Yantis, Texas.
    In 1900 a group of Indiana families, led by John M. Hart and Roland Alexander, migrated to this area of Texas. They arrived to find the land, which had been promoted as abundant in timber and rich soil, to be unfertile and . . .

    (Agriculture • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--19:04: Lee Cemetery
  • Winnsboro, Texas.
    North Carolina natives Benjamin Lee, his wife Alice, and their family came to this area about 1853, and soon acquired over 1,230 acres of land. The Lees operated a large cotton plantation with the help of their ten children . . .

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

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    Fort Davis, Texas.
    First Protestant Church between San Antonio and El Paso This is the original structure built 1884 as a mission by the Methodist Episcopal Church South

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

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    near Fredericton, New Brunswick.
    Welcome to St Peter's Anglican Church and cemetery! The church building to your left was first opened for worship late in 1837 - Queen Victoria had just come to the throne the previous June! The nation of Canada had not yet . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--19:35: Leesburg Cemetery
  • Leesburg, Texas.
    Dwight Hays Townsend (1834-1906) donated land for this cemetery about 1870. The graves of two children which were relocated here from the Leesburg schoolyard are thought to be the earliest burials on the site. The oldest . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--19:41: Lewis Glass Works
  • Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.
    George Lewis purchased 10,217 acres from Charles Wolstoncraft in 1794 for one dollar per acre. His dream of an ideal community built around a glass manufacturing business and away from the unhealthy atmosphere of the city . . .

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

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    Dallas, Texas.
    This congregation was formed in 1887 when the Shelton and Oliver families began meeting with circuit rider C. G. Shutt in the Shelton home under the name St. Mark's Methodist Church. The Olivers began Sunday School meetings . . .

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

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    Toms River, New Jersey.
    The British Attack Toms River The bloody fighting of the American Revolutionary War lasted for more than seven years and resulted in the loss of over 25,000 American lives. When British General Lord Charles Cornwallis . . .

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

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    Toms River, New Jersey.
    After the Toms River Blockhouse fight, British sailors and soldiers hunted for Captain Joshua Huddy who had escaped into the surrounding area. The Associated Loyalists, a unit organized by the former Tory Governor of New . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--21:34: Clarence Bourgoin
  • Saint Leonard, New Brunswick.
    (Français:) Né en 1946 à Saint-Léonard N.-B., Clarence Bourgoin s'initie très jeune à la peinture. Vers l'âge de 20 ans il partit vivre à Montréal, perfectionna son talent et revint dans sa ville natale avec un bagage . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--21:52: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Marfa, Texas.
    English natives John and Mary (Walker) Humphris came to Texas in the early 1870s and arrived in Marfa in 1883. John, his brother-in-law, James Walker, and partner Charles Murphy founded Humphris and Co., which became the . . .

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

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    Hartland, New Brunswick.
    (English:) Historic salmon harvesting area of First Nations People and Loyalists. In the first half of the 20th century, the pool became internationally renowned as a sport fisherman's paradise. (Français:) Zone historique . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Sports • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--23:49: St. John River
  • Hartland, New Brunswick.
    Named on June 24, 1604 – the feast day of St. John the Baptist – during the expedition of Sieur de Monts and Samuel de Champlain the river originates in northern Maine and flows 673 kilometers emptying into the Bay of Fundy . . .

    (Exploration • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--06:45: Drake Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1006 Church. Ca. 1900 Queen Anne. A stained glass transom over the large window of the protruding bay and decorative woodwork in the gable are characteristic of this architectural style.

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

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  • 09/08/19--06:54: Heath Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1301 College. 1840's Queen Anne. The oldest portion of this house is a three room, one story wing at the south east corner.The Queen Anne addition, constructed in 1890, became the main living area.

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

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