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  • 12/17/19--14:43: Rev. Peter Havermans
  • Troy, New York.
    1806-97 Rev. Peter Havermans "Father of Troy's Catholic Institutions". Founder of St. Mary's Church and Troy's First Hospital. Pastor Educator, and Social Activist

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

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  • 12/17/19--15:17: Deodar Cedars
  • Lafayette, California.
    In 1927 these trees were planted by Robert Elam McNeil and his wife, Gertrude, pioneer leaders in the Methodist Church and in the community. Born in Lafayette, the McNeils were proprietors of the Pioneer Store from 1902 to 1935.

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

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    New York, New York.
    This dignified row of six brick houses was erected in 1851 by Smith Woodruff, mason, a member of a well-known family of builders. The original appearance of this row of three-story Italianate town houses, now greatly . . .

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

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  • 12/17/19--15:42: 24, 26 & 28 Commerce Street
  • New York, New York.
    These three Federal town houses of 1821 were built for Asher Martin and John Bennet, tradesmen, who had a shop on nearby Greenwich Street. Two and a half stories in height, these houses are modest versions of the late . . .

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

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  • 12/17/19--16:21: Carriage House and Stables
  • Oradell, New Jersey.
    Carriage House and Stables Built in 1896-1898, the carriage house and stables served the estate of Kimball Chase-Atwood, and later, the Elmer Blauvelt Family. Designed by the prominent architect, Fred W. Wentworth, the . . .

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

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  • 12/17/19--16:32: Hawes Summer Home
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Kentucky native Edwin Hawes (1852-1932) was a prominent attorney, land owner and politician, serving as Wharton County judge and mayor of Kerrville. He and his wife, Lizzie Milburn (Rust) Hawes (1859-1927), married in 1881 . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/17/19--18:41: Sons of St. Augustine
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    These statues tell the story of two residents of the Segui Kirby Smith House. Edmund Kirby Smith (right) was born in this house in 1826 and Alexander H. Darnes (left) a slave of the Smith's was born ca. 1846. E. K. Smith . . .

    (African Americans • Science & Medicine • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Lewistown, Montana.
    Three panels make up this marker. (panel 1:) For thousands of years the fertile Wallowa Valley was home to many Nimiipuu, or Nez Perce people. A treaty in 1855 affirmed Nez Perce ownership of this homeland. Competition for . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Geyser, Montana.
    For The First Time In Montana's History Agricultural Products Take The Lead." Newspaper headlines in 1910 proclaim the change brought about by settlement of more than one million acres of Montana land. By 1922 over 40% of . . .

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

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    near Belt, Montana.
    The scenic Highwood Mountains, visible on the skyline to the northeast, are composed of resistant volcanic rocks which tower above the relatively soft surrounding sedimentary rocks. The mountains contain an unusual abundance . . .

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

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  • 12/18/19--09:59: Belt Jail
  • Belt, Montana.
    Lewis and Clark named nearby Belt Butte for its girdle of rocks and, in 1877, John Castner named his town Belt. Coal brought Castner here, and Fort Benton was the first market for his Castner Coal Company. Then, in 1889, the . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Belt, Montana.
    Pennsylvania native John Castner discovered rich coal deposits along Belt Creek in 1870. Within just a few years, he and Fort Benton trader T.C. Power opened a commercial coal mine near here. The partners sold coal for use . . .

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

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  • 12/18/19--10:38: "East Belt" Ventilation Fan
  • Belt, Montana.
    The town of Belt owes its existence to the coal mines located here in the 1890's. In those days the pop. was 4,000. The Anaconda mine, seen here, employed 1,000 men and produced 2,500 tons of coal daily. The bituminous coal . . .

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

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    Norman, Oklahoma.
    In 1899 the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature created a natural history museum to preserve Oklahoma’s rich heritage. More than 100 years later, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was built to protect the . . .

    (Anthropology & Archaeology • Education • Native Americans • Paleontology) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/18/19--21:24: Italians in Dickinson County
  • Iron Mountain, Michigan.
    Iron Mining began on the Menominee range in 1879, and soon after the first Italians arrived. They were primarily from Piedmont, Trentino, Lombardy, Venetia, Abruzzo Molise, Latium, Friuli, Calabria, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/19--06:56: Moundhouse
  • Dayton, Nevada.
    Mound House was located one-half mile north of this point. Originally constructed in 1871 as a station and siding on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, it served for some time simply as a wood and water stop. In 1877, a post . . .

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

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    Dayton, Nevada.
    In July 1849, Abner Blackburn, a former member of the Mormon Battalion, made the first gold discovery in what is now Nevada near this site (see the canyon to the right). William Prouse, a member of a passing emigrant party, . . .

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

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  • 12/19/19--07:14: Josiah Dallas Dort
  • Flint, Michigan.
    Josiah Dallas Dort took care of much more than business. Dort was a founding partner of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company and later a president of Dort Motor Car Company. But he was also actively involved in the Flint . . .

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

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  • 12/19/19--07:20: Dayton's School House - 1865
  • Dayton, Nevada.
    In 1865 Lyon County built this imposing stone school building for the residents of Dayton, then the county seat. It is the second oldest schoolhouse in Nevada and is the oldest such structure to remain in its original . . .

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

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  • 12/19/19--07:27: Courthouse Site 1864 - 1909
  • Dayton, Nevada.
    Dayton was the first seat of Lyon County and had one of the first courthouses built in Nevada. Finished in 1864, local residents celebrated the new two-story brick building and its Italianate styling as an important . . .

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

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