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Oxford Castle Timeline

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, United Kingdom.
( the marker is a series of medallians set into the stone pavement ) c.700 St Frideswide founds a Monastery by the River Thames 1009 The Saxon town is attacked by the Danes 1066 The Norman Conquest 1071 Robert . . .

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

The Sullivan Cabin

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Wagarville, Alabama.
The Sullivan Cabin was built on the east side of Bassett Creek, in 1874 by Gibeon Jefferson Sullivan, a Confederate soldier who served in Co. A. 32nd Ala Infantry, an all-volunteer company made up of men from Washington . . .

(Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A point in the 2D Line of Works

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Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A Point in the 2d Line of Works, Connecting Fort Jones with Fort Lytle.

(Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Washington County

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Chatom, Alabama.
Created in 1800 by proclamation of governor of Mississippi Territory. This was first U.S. civil government in area that was to become Alabama. Its original boundaries: East to west: Chattahoochee to Pearl River; South, 31° . . .

(Exploration • Political Subdivisions • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battle of McLeod's Mill

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Leakesville, Mississippi.
In November 1864, Union Brig. Gen. John Davidson led an expedition from Baton Rouge toward the Mobile & Ohio R.R. On December 10, part of his force crossed the Chickasawhay River and met two Confederate cavalry regiments at . . .

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

Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison

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Leakesville, Mississippi.
Born in Crystal Springs, Byron Patton Harrison (1881-1941) came to Leakesville and taught in the local high school from ca. 1900 until 1902, when he opened his first law practice near this area. Appointed as the town's first . . .

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

History of Lottie, Alabama

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Lottie, Alabama.
Front Lottie has the highest elevation in Baldwin County. A ridge forms a divide where waters to the east flow into Pensacola Bay and waters to the west flow into Mobile Bay. Pine Log Creek begins in Lottie. Pine Log Ditch, . . .

(Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dauphin Island Indian Shell Mound Park

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Dauphin Island, Alabama.
This park and bird refuge dates from the Mississippian Period (AD 1100 to 1550). Native Americans, who roasted oysters and fished in adjacent Dauphin Island Bay, visited the shell mounds for centuries. From excavations . . .

(Anthropology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Bear & Staff

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, United Kingdom.
The Bear & Staff A public house by this name has occupied this site on Bear Street since 1714 with the current building dating from 1878 when it was rebuilt. “The Bear & Staff" takes its name from a heraldic sign normally . . .

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

Frank Matcham

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, United Kingdom.
Frank Matcham (1854 – 1920) Designed this theatre Frank Matcham Society

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

Ocean Springs Blues

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Front Music has been an integral component of Ocean Springs’ legacy as a coastal cradle of the arts and a sponsor of festive celebrations. Notable African-American musicians born in Ocean Springs include Jaimoe (Johnnie Lee . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Porcupine

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, United Kingdom.
The Porcupine The Porcupine has occupied the same location on Charing Cross Road since 1725 when the pub's address was 1 Castle Street. The Porcupine soon established itself as a favourite haunt of the local freemasons and . . .

(Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

William Nicholson

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, United Kingdom.
William Nicholson ( 1824 – 1909 ) Distiller, Politician, Cricket Player, Benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded . . .

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

The Cambridge

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, United Kingdom.
The Cambridge e The Cambridge as we see it today was built in 1887 but there has been a pub at this address since 1744 when it was called the Kings Arms. The name of the pub comes directly from the time Prince George, the . . .

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

William Nicholson

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, United Kingdom.
William Nicholson ( 1824 – 1909 ) Distiller, Politician, Cricket Player, Benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded . . .

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

Brick Church and Cemetery

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near Stockport, Ohio.
The Windsor Township Baptist Association was organized January in 1818 by Elder William Davis with 35 members who met in homes, barns and schoolhouses. At the death of the six-year-old granddaughter of Samuel and Tabitha . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Biloxi Beach Wade-In

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Biloxi, Mississippi.
Front On April 24, 1960, Gilbert R. Mason, Sr., M.D., led about 125 volunteers in a peaceful wade-in on segregated Biloxi Beach. Trained in non-violent passive resistance, they expected to be arrested. Instead they were . . .

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

Pleasant Reed House

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Biloxi, Mississippi.
Originally located at 306 Elmer St., the Pleasant Reed House was completed ca. 1887 by prominent African American carpenter and community leader Pleasant Reed. The earliest portion was a one-story, three-room, frame . . .

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

McHenry

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McHenry, Mississippi.
In 1889 George Austin McHenry led fifty-four families from Michigan to a site on the proposed route of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad twenty-five miles north of Gulfport. This "Michigan settlement," later known as . . .

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

City of Wiggins

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Wiggins, Mississippi.
Named for pioneer settler Wiggins Hatten, Wiggins was proclaimed an incorporated municipality by Mississippi governor J. K. Vardaman on March 26, 1904. From 1902 to 1929 the main industry in Wiggins was a sawmill erected by . . .

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