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  • 09/12/19--22:16: Addie E. McFarland
  • Mineola, Texas.
    Addie E. McFarland, an early black educator in Mineola, first opened a kindergarten program in her home before being asked to teach first and second grade at the public school. Miss Addie taught full time until 1944 when she . . .

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

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  • 09/12/19--22:17: Thomas Clinic Building
  • Mineola, Texas.
    James W. Williams, a native of Mineola, was born in 1916, graduated from Mineola High School in 1934, and later received his medical degree with Baylor School of Medicine. In 1946, released from his military service with the . . .

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

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    Mineola, Texas.
    This business located on Front Street was established in October, 1902. The owners were Dr.Cochran, Mr. C.M. Dozier, and Mr. J.P. Kittrell. The company had a power plant that produced all the electricity for the city. They . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Notable Places • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--05:25: Brashear Academy
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    407 Walnut. 1857 Greek Revival. Erected as a school for young ladies. Brashear Academy became Chamberlain-Hunt Academy after the Civil War. Thereafter, used as a public school until purchased by the First Presbyterian Church.

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

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  • 09/13/19--05:37: McDougall House
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    509 Church. Ca. 1820 Greek Revival. The portico treatment featuring two round columns between two square columns is called distyle-in-antis. This arrangement is modeled after the Tower of the Winds in Athens. The Corinthian . . .

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

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  • 09/13/19--06:04: St. Peter A.M.E. Church
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    409 Church. Ca. 1885 High Victorian Gothic. This church was founded in 1870. The building is a simplified version of the High Victorian Gothic style popular in the United States in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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

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  • 09/13/19--06:26: What's in the Water?
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    The dark debris along the shoreline of this sandy beach is actually tree bark that has washed ashore. How did the tree bark get in the water in the first place? From the 1870's to the mid 1900's, when the lumber industry was . . .

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

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  • 09/13/19--06:50: Claiborne County
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    This local area was once a part of the mighty Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw Indians relinquished when they signed The Treaty of Commissioner's Creek in 1802. Among the white men who signed this treaty were David Hunt and . . .

    (Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--08:01: Peter Perkins Pitchlynn
  • Barney Circle, District of Columbia.
    Choctaw Chief—Diplomat—Education Leader Born January 30, 1896 Died January 17, 1881 • Principal Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 1864-1866 • Tribal Commissioner for land claims against the U.S. Government (1853-61 — . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--08:08: Claiborne County
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    The Caucasian habitation of Claiborne County began as a settlement on the banks of Bayou Pierre, a venture which perished in 1729. Pioneers again attempted to settle Grand Gulf in 1775. In 1802 the County officially . . .

    (Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--09:31: Lower College Street
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    College Street was a major transportation artery into the city of Bowling Green and it was lined with an eclectic mix of businesses, residences, churches, and light industry. Two influential African American women, Cecelia . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--09:40: Minetta Triangle
  • New York, New York.
    This small park is named for a not-quite-gone and not-quite-forgotten water feature of Lower Manhattan: Minetta brook. When Dutch colonists settled in Manhattan in the 1620s, they learned from local Native Americans about a . . .

    (Colonial Era • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    Bicentennial time capsule placed in the lawn of the Warren County Courthouse on March 7, 1998. To be opened March 7, 2098 by the governments of Bowling Green & Warren County. (reverse) Warren County, the 24th county formed . . .

    (Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--10:28: What's in the Water?
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    The dark debris along the shoreline of this sandy beach is actually tree bark that has washed ashore. How did the tree bark get in the water in the first place? From the 1870's to the mid 1900's, when the lumber industry was . . .

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

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    Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    In April of 1861, rumors of Civil War became a reality at Charleston harbor when Fort Sumter was fired upon by Southern forces. Many leaders, both North and South, believed that a dash to capture the opposing side's capital . . .

    (War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Ignace, Michigan.
    One of the oldest archaeological sites in the country is located in St. Ignace at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture (across the street from here). The Huron village, which was located there, is believed to have looked like this . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--12:21: Voyage of Exploration
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    Father Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit priest, established a mission called St. Ignace here in 1671. In May of 1673, Marquette, Louis Jolliet and 5 other Frenchmen left St. Ignace in 2 canoes on an expedition to find the river . . .

    (Colonial Era • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--12:44: Canso Causeway
  • Port Hastings, Nova Scotia.
    Making a Living in the Strait of Canso Area since 1784. Transportation and Communication Early Years: Stage Coach Lines, Ferries, Mail Service Link, Telegraph Offices, American Consular Offices, Railroads, Boston Boats and . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Port Hastings, Nova Scotia.
    The Strait of Canso separates Cape Breton Island from the mainland of Nova Scotia. The Mi'kmaq were the original settlers in the area until the 1780's, when other settlements were established on both shores. Historically, . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/13/19--16:51: Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
  • Oil City, Louisiana.
    Blues singer from Mooringsport, La. (1888-1949). He played 12 string guitar on Shreveport's Fannin St., sang his way out of prison, and became a folk hero with songs like "Goodnight Irene," "Bourgeois Blues", and "Midnight Special".

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

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