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Robert Louis Stevenson Cabin Site

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near Calistoga, California.
This tablet, placed by the Club Women of Napa County, marks the site of the cabin occupied in 1880 by Robert Louis Stevenson and bride, while he wrote The Silverado Squatters. Doomed to know not winter, only spring, a being . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

General Otho French Strahl, CSA

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Malta, Ohio.
Born in 1832, Otho French Strahl grew up in Malta Township, Morgan County, Ohio. After attending Ohio Wesleyan University and teaching in a schoolhouse that stood on this site, he moved to Tennessee, becoming a successful . . .

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

Milligan, Ohio’s Icebox

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near McLuney, Ohio.
On February 10. 1899, a United States Weather Bureau Station operated by Steve Eveland, in the small hamlet of Milligan, Ohio, now part of McLuney, reported a temperature of 39 degrees below zero. To date, this is the lowest . . .

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

Nelson McCoy Pottery Company

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Roseville, Ohio.
In 1910, Nelson McCoy Sr. established the Nelson McCoy Sanitary Stoneware Company on Gordon Street in Roseville. The company made utilitarian stoneware using regional and local clay. In 1933, the company name became the . . .

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

Jacob Miller’s Tavern

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Somerset, Ohio.
In 1805, for $1.50 an acre, Jacob Miller purchased this property in the Congressional Land Office in Chillicothe, capital of the new state of Ohio. He and Somerset co-founder John Finck then each built a tavern on either . . .

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

First Catholic Church in Ohio

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near Somerset, Ohio.
St. Joseph Church, “Cradle of the Faith in Ohio.” was the first Catholic church in the state. Dominican Father Edward Fenwick, later the first bishop of Cincinnati, came from Kentucky to visit local Catholics for the first . . .

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

Site of General Store

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Marksville, Louisiana.
Site of general store and post office where Sam Bass mailed Solomon Northup's letter to obtain his freedom from being kidnapped into slavery. Northup was a free man of color living in Saratoga, New York and was hired to play . . .

(African Americans • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Presentation Academy

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Marksville, Louisiana.
Founded by the Daughters of the Cross of Treguier, France in 1854 at Hydropolis (Cocoville), and relocated to this site after the Civil War. First Catholic girls' school in Avoyelles Parish. Later became co-educational.

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

Marksville Masonic Lodge Building

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Marksville, Louisiana.
The Masonic Lodge was first organized in 1900 and chartered on February 12, 1901. The lodge moved to this two story frame Arts and Crafts style building in 1925.

(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mariah Storts Allen

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New Lexington, Ohio.
Mariah Storts Allen was Ohio’s last surviving first generation daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier. She was born August 4, 1842 in Bearfield Township and died May 2, 1933 in New Lexington. Her father, John Jacob Storts, . . .

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

Chrisholm

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Woodsdale, Ohio.
This farm, Chrisholm (German for home farm of Christian Augspurger), was established in 1830 by Christian Augspurger (1782-1848), leader of the Amish Mennonite settlement in Butler County. The Amish selected this area . . .

(Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Miami Canal

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Hamilton, Ohio.
Side A The dimensions of the canal channel were 26 feet wide at the bottom and 40 feet wide at the top. The depth of the canal averaged four and one-half feet. The 12 locks were 80 feet long with 14-foot wide interior . . .

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

Warren Gard

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Hamilton, Ohio.
Side A Warren Gard (1873-1929), son of Samuel Z. Gard and Mary Duke, was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He established his practice in Hamilton after graduating from Cincinnati Law School and being admitted to the Ohio Bar in . . .

(Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lane Public Library / Clark Lane

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Hamilton, Ohio.
Side A Clark Lane built this library in 1866 and donated it to the people of Hamilton two years later. The 1913 Great Miami River flood catastrophe damaged much of the building and many of its books and records. The . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fannie Hurst - Author, Humanitarian and Advocate

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Hamilton, Ohio.
Author Side Raised and educated in St. Louis, author Fannie Hurst (1885-1968) was born in Hamilton at 918 Central Avenue, the home of her maternal grandparents. She was the daughter of Rose Koppel and Samuel Hurst. Already . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hancock / Town Hall and Fire Hall

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Hancock, Michigan.
Hancock (marker side 1) The Quincy Mining Company platted Hancock in 1859, a decade after the company began mining Keweenaw copper. While many copper towns boomed and busted within a short period of time, Hancock remained . . .

(Architecture • Government • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

SS Calcite

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near Rogers City, Michigan.
The Calcite Pilot House was saved and retired to Rogers City where it was installed as a tourist attraction at Harbor View overlooking the Calcite Plant. Over the years, she was visited by thousands of people. Eventually, . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip

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West Point, Kentucky.
In early spring of 1806, Thomas Lincoln, who was to become the father of Abraham Lincoln, took a flatboat loaded with produce from the West Point boat landing to New Orleans. The trip, requiring about sixty days, was a . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water / How Napoleon Kept Its Name

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Napoleon, Ohio.
The completion of the Miami and Erie Canal passing through Napoleon in 1843 provided a way to receive manufactured goods, export farm products, and power local mills. The early industries of Napoleon utilized the canal as a . . .

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

East Angle of Fort Phelps

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Chattanooga, Tennessee.
East Angle of Fort Phelps (Negley) Begun by Confederates as Fort Cheatham

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