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    Houston, Texas.
    Southend Water Pumping Station City of Houston Historical Significance Until 1919, the City of Houston provided water from only one source, the Central Water Plant. Around 1915 plans were made to add three new water pumping . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--10:18: Alice Paul
  • Penn Quarter, District of Columbia.
    Suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) advocated a more militant strategy for the woman suffrage movement, which was decades old when she came along, and short on victories. With others she founded the National Woman's . . .

    (Civil Rights • Notable Events • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--10:27: Flora Molton
  • Penn Quarter, District of Columbia.
    Flora Molton (1908-1990) was a blues and gospel musician whose primary stage was the street, first at Seventh and F, and later 11th and F. Born visually impaired in Louisa County, Virginia, Molton moved to Washington in 1937 . . .

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

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  • 10/19/19--10:30: Russell B. Long
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    A Lawyer and World War II U.S. Navy Veteran. Served Louisiana in the United States Senate for seven terms under eight different U.S. Presidents from 1948 to 1987. The son of legendary Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--10:36: Alma Thomas
  • Penn Quarter, District of Columbia.
    Painter Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was Howard University's first fine arts graduate, in 1924, and that same year began teaching art at Shaw Junior High School. Upon retiring from Shaw in 1960, Thomas finally had time to focus . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Muncie, Indiana.
    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--11:25: W.A. McNaughton Building
  • Muncie, Indiana.
    The two blocks of granite placed here were salvaged from the W.A. McNaughton Building, which was demolished in 1989. They were design elements of the main entrance on Walnut Street. The building was constructed in 1901 at . . .

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

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  • 10/19/19--14:54: Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home
  • Orange, Texas.
    Born in Orange, J.O. Sims (1874-1961) rose from clerk to Board Chairman during his long career with the First National Bank. He married Mary Alberta Spooner (1879-1948) in 1899 and built this residence in 1902. Originally . . .

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

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  • 10/19/19--14:55: Mary Church Terrell
  • Penn Quarter, District of Columbia.
    The chasm between the principles upon which the government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawns wide and deep Mary Church Terrell . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--15:07: Josephine Butler
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    Josephine Butler (1920-1997) was a tireless and dedicated community activist. As a young woman she organized the first union of black female laundry workers in DC and the country. In the 1950s Butler shepherded the Adams and . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Labor Unions • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--15:14: Elizabeth Keckley
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907), born into slavery in Virginia, was hired out as a seamstress. With money from clients, she bought her own and her son's freedom in 1855. She gained renown as a dressmaker after moving to . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--15:23: Katharine Graham
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    Katharine Meyer Graham (1917-2001) worked at the Washington Post as a young woman, after her father, Eugene Meyer, bought the paper in 1933. Meyer made Katharine Graham's husband, Philip Graham, the Post's publisher, but she . . .

    (Communications • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--16:13: José Rosas Moreno
  • , Mexico.
    José Rosas Moreno (1838-1883) Nació en Lagos de Moreno Jalisco en 1838. Literato y político, fue diputado en varios periodos. Cultivó varios géneros literarios entre ellos la poesía y el teatro, de este su obra más conocida . . .

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

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  • 10/19/19--16:50: Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
  • , Mexico.
    Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834-1893) Nació el 13 de noviembre en Tixtla, Guerrero, escritor, periodista, maestro y político mexicano. Defensor del liberalismo, formó parte en la Revolución de Ayutla en 1854, más tarde se . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--16:51: John Brooks Henderson
  • Louisiana, Missouri.
    John Brooks Henderson was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Lincoln County, Missouri when he was six years old. By age 10, he was an orphan. Henderson overcame what could have been a life of obscurity to be a . . .

    (Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Politics • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--18:46: Ahuehuetes of Chapultepec
  • , Mexico.
    Ahuehuetes de Chapultepec El Ahuehuete Taxodium munocronatum de la familia de las coníferas. Se encuentra desde el sur de Texas hasta Guatemala. En México tiene una amplia distribución habita en lugares semicálidos, . . .

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

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  • 10/19/19--19:46: Caesar Rodney
  • Camden, Delaware.
    Caesar Rodney-Born on October 7, 1728 on a farm east of Dover, Caesar Rodney was one of Delaware's most distinguished statesmen. Entering public life at an early age, Rodney held numerous local offices. He was a member of . . .

    (Colonial Era • Politics • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--19:55: Calvary Baptist Church
  • Dover, Delaware.
    Calvary Baptist Church-On January 26, 1883, the Delaware Baptist Union was formally incorporated by the state legislature. The purpose of the organization was to spread the message of the denomination and promote the . . .

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

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    Dover, Delaware.
    Union Lodge No.7, A.F. & A. M.-The origin of organized Free masonry in Dover can be traced to the formation of Old Lodge No. 18 on August 25, 1775. During its twelve years of existence, meeting were held on the "The Green" . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--20:05: Thomas D. Clayton School
  • Smyrna, Delaware.
    In 1919, a new era for education in Delaware was initiated when a statewide effort to replace old and outdated facilities was undertaken. In 1922, the new Smyrna Colored School opened its doors for African-Americans and . . .

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

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