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The Budapest Lad (Pesti Srac) Statue

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Downtown, District of Columbia.
The Budapest Lad (Pesti Srac) statue was erected on October 16, 2016, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The Embassy of Hungary gratefully acknowledges the generous . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Curves Ahead

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Saint Louis, Missouri.
In front of you is the iconic Gateway Arch. The natural curve of a hanging chain—a catenary curve—inspired the Arch design. Curves also define the landscape. You may not notice them at first, but there are curves throughout . . .

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

Gateway to the West

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Saint Louis, Missouri.
William Clark's Indian Council Chamber once stood here as the gateway between east and west. After the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clark became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the West. From here, he executed the . . .

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

New Country, New Rules

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Saint Louis, Missouri.
From the French-style log home that once stood here, territorial governors shifted the style of government from Spanish to American. They set up new laws, a new legal system, and divided the area into counties. General James . . .

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

First Conference, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

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Saint Louis, Missouri.
The First Conference of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the United States was organized here at this venerable cathedral one hundred years ago. The delegates of the Society in convention assembled, Oct. 1, 1945 place . . .

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

Moving Heaven and Earth

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania.
When construction began in 1903, no other section of the Pennsylvania Railroad's (PRR) A&S Branch likely seemed as improbable as that along the western boundary of Manor Township. There was no existing path sufficient to the . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pony Express Stable

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Saint Joseph, Missouri.
1,996 miles in 10 days. A daring horseback relay mail service connects the nation. The Vision of the Pony Express In January 1860. William H. Russell, Alexander Majors, and William B. Waddell, right, (partners in the . . .

(Communications • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The One-Room Schoolhouse

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Saint Joseph, Missouri.
For nearly 250 years the country school was the backbone of American education. These simple buildings often served as school, chapel, town hall and community center. One-room schoolhouses were the most common type of . . .

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

War Memorial

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Newport, Vermont.
To Honor the Veterans of All Wars They Gave Their Today for Our Tomorrow ? ? ? Let us remember our brave men and women who served the country they loved May we devote our lives to the building of peace on earth so that . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Croix, Marquis de Castries

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, Saint Lucia.
Charles Eugene Gabriel de la Croix Marquis de Castries 1727-1800 Distinguished Minister for the French Navy and Colonies (1780-1787) after whom the City of Castries is named.

(Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Earle's Chapel Methodist Church

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near Jacksonville, Texas.
Settlement of the Earle's Chapel community began several years before the organization of Cherokee County. W. J. Ragsdale (1811-1884), a veteran of the Texas War for Independence, and his wife Patsy McAdams (1816-1898) had . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Earle's Chapel Cemetery

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near Jacksonville, Texas.
Elijah Earle (1804-1880) and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Jarratt Tatum (1824-1904), set aside land for this graveyard in 1858. Elijah selected his own burial site at the time, marking it by carving his initials on a tree . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Baptist Church

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Jacksonville, Texas.
This congregation traces it history to the origins of the town of Jacksonville. When the International and Great Northern Railroad promoted the new town of Jacksonville along its rail line in 1872, city lots were set aside . . .

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

Rocksprings Telephone Company

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Rocksprings, Texas.
Local businessman Street Gilmer and D. H. Comparette of Kerrville built a long distance telephone line from Rocksprings to Kerrville in 1898. They installed the town's first telephone in Newton & Smart's store. The phone was . . .

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

Edwards County Courthouse

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Rocksprings, Texas.
Late Victorian structure of rusticated limestone, quarried in Southwest Texas. Contractors were Davey and Schott, of Kerrville, 1891. Roof was damaged by 1927 storm that killed 70 people. It was afterward restored. Recorded . . .

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

Old Carson Store

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Rocksprings, Texas.
First stone store in town; built 1920-21 by G. M. Carson, merchant. His 1904 general store (on this site) was for years only establishment in county selling caskets. Present store withstood 1927 tornado that killed 72 here; . . .

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

The Sesquicentennial Committee Erects This Marker

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Rocksprings, Texas.
July 4, 1986 in honor of all our citizens who have rendered service to Edwards County, Texas, created from Bexar District in 1858. Organized 1883.

(Military) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mullan Military Road

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near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Walk the Mullan Road one of the Northwest's most significant routes. Take the side road to your left. From 1858-62, Lt. John Mullan's crew built the Northwest's first engineered highway, connecting Fort Benton with Fort . . .

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Edwards County

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Rocksprings, Texas.
Atop the Edwards Plateau, extending into the scenic Nueces Valley. Angora goat capital of the world. The economy is based on ranching. Wild game is abundant. Created in 1858 and organized 1883 from old Bexar district. Named . . .

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

First Methodist Church

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Rocksprings, Texas.
This congregation traces its beginning to organized religious gatherings led by the Rev. D. O. McAllister in a schoolhouse located on property owned by Mary Buswell in 1893. Early worship services were also held in a public . . .

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