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  • 09/18/19--17:09: Veterans Circle
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    Dedicated to the men and women of Phelps County who have defended the cause of freedom Dedicated June 2 2007

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

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  • 09/18/19--17:12: Edgar D. Lanning
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    In Memory of Captain Edgar D. Lanning U.S. Army Air Corps WWII MIA Dec. 3, 1944

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--17:19: Central Elementary
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    "After losing the Rolla Building, the public school occupied a former army commissary office at Ninth and Elm streets until it was destroyed in the Great Fire. Central School, shown here until construction and with a . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--17:25: National Bank
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    "Cyrus H. Frost, David W. Malcolm, Joseph Campbell, Edmund Ward Bishop, A.S. Long, and others organized the National Bank of Rolla in 1871. The offices were in the Malcolm Building, on the north side of Eighth Street (now . . .

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

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    Rolla, Missouri.
    "The automobile age in Rolla began about 1905." "The city began paving streets with brick in 1908, filling rutted paths and deep holes on Eighth and Pine streets...". "Local support for better roads coincided with national . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--17:43: "White" USO
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    "The USO had a substantial operation in Rolla during World War Two, serving thousands of soldiers on leave looking for recreation and an opportunity to get away from military life at Fort "Lost-in-the-Woods". The need for . . .

    (Entertainment • Military • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rolla, Missouri.
    "The highway helped sustain Rolla during hard times and war, but also brought increased traffic and stoplights, and, finally, new road construction. In just over a decade, traffic through town became heavy enough that the . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--18:01: Rolla Mills
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    "Joseph Campbell established Rolla Mills across from the depot on the east side of the tracks between Seventh and Eighth streets in 1871. It was an important commercial enterprise for both townspeople and rural residents of . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--18:07: James Joyce Pub Award
  • , Ireland.
    This pub has been granted the James Joyce Pub Award for being an authentic Irish pub 'A good puzzle would be to cross Ireland without passing a pub.' Ulysses James Joyce identified and described the characteristic ambienc . . .

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

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    Rolla, Missouri.
    "The Pennington-Gilbert Shoe Company factory opened east of the tracks in 1926 between Seventh and Eighth streets. The city provided the site after a vigorous campaign to bring the industry to Rolla that included sales of . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--18:14: The Webber Homestead
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    John Webber established the first homestead in what is now in the city of Rolla on this site in about 1845. The one and one-half story, single-room log cabin he constructed stood just north of this plaque. The concrete . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--18:23: Missouri Trachoma Hospital
  • Rolla, Missouri.
    "The Missouri Trachoma Hospital was one of two hospitals in the United States devoted for the treatment of this eye disease. The building was equipped with 70 beds and was completed in 1939 at a cost of $137,000. The grounds . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--19:31: A Time of Sadness
  • near Cuba, Missouri.
    The 1870 Drum Creek Treaty forced the Osage off their land to Oklahoma Indian Territory. The Osage became the only tribe to purchase their own reservation. They chose land "the white man would never want or be able to use." . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--19:35: Today's Warriors
  • near Cuba, Missouri.
    Native Americans have the highest rate of service in the armed forces per capita, more than any other ethnic group. Osage warriors have a long history of service in the United States armed forces; many are highly decorated . . .

    (Military • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--19:41: The Market House
  • , Ireland.
    The Market House - This three storey Classical style building was designed by renowned English architect Sir Charles Barry for the 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne. Barry (1795-1860) was a prominent architect of his time. Probably . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--19:44: Cross Roads
  • Owensville, Missouri.
    In 1830 an early settlement was formed around the junction of "Old Iron Road" and the "St Louis to Springfield Road" (now Springfield & Peters Streets). Seventeen years later, two friends named this settlement after playing . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--19:48: Soldier's Walk
  • Owensville, Missouri.
    This block was selected by Jost Tire Co. to honor all veterans in our community and the founder of the company who was a WWII Veteran

    (Military • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--19:55: In Loving Memory
  • Owensville, Missouri.
    Julia Elizabeth "Schultz" Dowler 6/24/1913 - 8/18/1988 started this quilt in the 70's and... Wilma Mildred "Taylor" Munn 2/13/1917 - 5/24/2007 Finished it in 2006. Grandmother's Flower Garden This Quilt was the most popular . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--19:58: Tyrone Roll of Honor
  • Tyrone, New York.
    Tyrone Roll of Honor Joseph Novak Irwin Knickerbocker denoted as having died in service additional names were not transcribed SPC Christopher J Scott MP US Army Born Nov. 17 1989 K.I.A. Sept 3. 2011 You will never be . . .

    (Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--19:58: Spools
  • Owensville, Missouri.
    The Heartland Quilt Guild Carries on the stitching tradition of Owensville's Founding Fathers who sewed in the shoe factory to support their families and the founding mothers who sewed to clothe their families and cover their beds with warmth.

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

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