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Joe Berger

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Sonora, Texas.
Joe's uncle, Fred, arrived in Sutton County about the time of the county's organization working on the Ft. Terrett Ranch. Joe was born in Austria and emigrated to Sonora in 1907. Married Velma Mittle in 1922. Joe and Velma . . .

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

William Lee Miers

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Sonora, Texas.
Born September 2, 1900 on the Miers Ranch southwest of Sonora, "Willie” was the only son out of the seven children of William Andrew and Belle Birtrong Miers. Both his parents and his grandparents, Isaac and Victoria Miers . . .

(Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen

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Sonora, Texas.
Felipe came from Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico with 3 sons in 1907 to work at the Fawcett Ranch. In 1910 he brought all of his family to Sonora. Leonardo, Teadoro, Eligio, Felipe, Jr., and Andres married in Sonora. Eufemia, the . . .

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

Albert R. Cauthorn

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Sonora, Texas.
Driving 1000 head of sheep, A.R. Cauthorn, with 9 year old son, James Albert, and brother Dan came from Missouri to Abilene in 1882. Wife Marcina Green Cauthorn died in MO. Son Bob came to TX. in 1891. Unhappy with the land, . . .

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

Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant

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Sonora, Texas.
"Lee” was born in 1847 in Pontotoc Co., Miss. and came west with a cattle drive. He began ranching in Mason Co. "Sis” was born in 1860 in Hunt Co. She lost her first husband and three children in a flu epidemic, sold her . . .

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

Founding of Harris County

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Houston, Texas.
In December 1835, near the beginning of the Texas Revolution, the new Provisional Government of Texas defined the boundary of the Municipality of Harrisburg, similar to the extent of Harris County today. Its largest town and . . .

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

Merchants and Manufacturers Building

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Houston, Texas.
This building was constructed to house the activities of Houston's merchants and manufacturers during the post-World War I economic boom. Its location provided access to water, rail, and truck transportation of goods. . . .

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

The Evolution of a River Terrace

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Riggins, Idaho.
From Allatlo'puh to Gouge-Eye to Riggins The river terrace, now known as Riggins, has a long and varied history. Although it is known that the general area has been used by various groups of Native Americans for about 11,500 . . .

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

Junction City — A Brief History

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Junction City, Oregon.
Born of a vision that was not to be fully realized, Junction City was platted in 1870 by Ben Holladay, the West Coast railroad promoter. Holladay was building the Oregon & California Railroad south from Portland, laying . . .

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

John Bright #2 Covered Bridge

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Lancaster, Ohio.
Built in 1881, John Bright #2 covered bridge originally spanned Poplar Creek on Bish Road near Baltimore, Ohio. It is named after pioneer settler John Bright, whose family farm was located near the original site. August . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sloan's Point Lookout

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McCall, Idaho.
Sloan's Point Lookout was a prefabricated lookout tower built by the Aeromotor (sic) Company. One of 200 such structures in the Northwest, the Aeromotor
(Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Herman C. Frieseke House / Frederick Carl Frieske

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Owosso, Michigan.
Herman C. Frieseke House Herman Frieseke built this house in 1872. The bricks used were from the tile and brick factory that he and his brother, Julius, had opened in 1865 beside the tracks of the Detroit, Grand Haven and . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Idaho Forest

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McCall, Idaho.
A Rich Tradition Of Land Use Gathering, Hunting, Trapping, Mining, Logging, Ranching, Farming, Recreation Around 15 thousand years ago, groups of Native Americans started the long history of land use in this area. Today, . . .

(Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Camp Anderson

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Lancaster, Ohio.
Fairfield County quickly mobilized after the attack on Ft. Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861 and the beginning of the Civil War. Parts of the county fairgrounds became Camp Anderson, in honor of Major Robert Anderson . . .

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Birthplace of Frederick Carl Frieseke

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Owosso, Michigan.
Born April 7, 1874 One of America's foremost artist-painters.

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First Congregational Church and Society

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Owosso, Michigan.
In 1840 thirteen people founded a Presbyterian congregation on the principles of opposition to slavery and "total abstinence from all intoxicating liquors as a beverage." It was the first church established in Owosso. In . . .

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Temple of Artemis: History and Ground Plan

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, Turkey.
English Text; The temple, one of the largest in the world, was originally dedicated to Artemis. It faced west like other Anatolian temples of Artemis such as those at Ephesus and Magnesia. The two complete columns have stood . . .

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June 17, 1877

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near White Bird, Idaho.
On the more distant of the ridges Lieutenant Theller halted and deployed his advance guard, at the same time sending word that the Indians were in sight. I immediately formed my company 'left front into line’ at a trot, gave . . .

(Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

True or War

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White Bird, Idaho.
Five warriors, led by wet’itwe’tit hawalis . . . had been sent out . . . as a peace party to meet the soldiers. Of course they carried a white flag. Peace might be made without fighting. -- himi'n maqsmaqs (Yellow Wolf) You . . .

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The Altar of Artemis

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, Turkey.
English Text: The Altar of Artemis (or "Lydian Altar") is the oldest preserved building in the sanctuary of Artemis, and was the focus of its ritual and ceremony. It has two main building phases, one of which is older than . . .

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