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Tree of Life Synagogue

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Columbia, South Carolina.
In 1896 members of 18 Jewish families assembled to worship at the Independent Fire Company’s station overlooking Sidney Park. Organized as Etz Chayim (Tree of Life), this group’s members embraced Judaism’s Reform branch or . . .

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

Lucinda Owens Memorial

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Washington, Missouri.
Kentucky natives William G. and Lucinda Owens came to Missouri in 1818. William soon became the leading politician of newly created Franklin County. In 1827 he purchased a farm and ferry boat at Washington Landing. On July . . .

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

André the Seal

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Rockport, Maine.
André was born on Robinson’s Rock in Penobscot Bay on May 16, 1961. Abandoned at birth, he was found, befriended, raised and trained by Harry Goodridge of Rockport, Maine. André is honorary harbor master of Rockport Harbor . . .

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

Dignity

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Chamberlain, South Dakota.
"Standing at a crossroads, Dignity echoes the interaction of earth, sky, and people. She brings to light the beauty and promise of the indigenous peoples and cultures that still thrive on this land. My intent is to have the . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Downtown Washington Historic District

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Washington, Missouri.
Ethnic Heritage: Located in the strongest area of German settlement in Missouri, Washington by the 1850s was a predominantly German town and remained so until the post World War I years. With a German newspaper, church and . . .

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

The "Welcome to Washington" Mural

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Washington, Missouri.
The mural turns the corner to face viewers approaching the Riverfront Park. The evening sky turns to night. The 1900's to the present are illustrated in the letters of "Missouri". M - In 1907, Roberts, Johnson, and Rand Shoe . . .

(Agriculture • Bridges & Viaducts • Education • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Missouri Pacific Passenger Depot

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Washington, Missouri.
Top plaque: 1999 Preservation Award Washington Passenger Depot Built 1923 Washington Preservation, Inc. Main plaque: Missouri Pacific Passenger Depot Increased passenger traffic led railroad officials to replace the . . .

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

Washington's Railroad History

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Washington, Missouri.
The Pacific Railroad became a reality in Washington in February, 1855. This event allowed Washington to become the largest and most industrialized city in Franklin County. Many changes have occurred since that time within . . .

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

St. Francis Borgia Church

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Washington, Missouri.
The parish dates back to 1834 when founded by twelve immigrant German families. This third church structure was constructed between January 1866 and March 1869 under the leadership of Father Martin Seisl, S.J.

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

Pacific Railroad Depot

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Washington, Missouri.
Washington's first depot was destroyed by fire during a raid by General Sterling Price in 1864. It was originally east of the current brick depot. The present structure is believed to be the oldest surviving frame depot west of the Mississippi River.

(Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Temple of Athena

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, Turkey.
English Text: Where you are now standing there once lay the forecourt of the temple of Athena belonging to the Greek and Roman city Ilion. Looking down you can see in the center of the mound a wide area at a lower level. . . .

(Churches & Religion • Forts, Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

General Julián Villagrán and José María Villagrán

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, Mexico.
A la memoria de los héroes insurgentes Gral. Julian Villagran y Jose Maria Villagran (padre e hijo) sacrificados en esta su tierra natal en 1813 y cuyas cabezas se expusieron en este parque. Año de la Constitucion y del . . .

(Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Town Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville

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Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Town Hall The Town Hall was built in 1859 in the Classical Revival Style to house the municipal offices and council chambers of Smiths Falls including the Police and Fire Departments. In later years there were additions to . . .

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Washington’s Lands

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near Ravenswood, West Virginia.
Westward lies the Millwood Tract of 4,395 acres patented by George Washington on December 15, 1772, based on a survey made in June 1771. It bordered on the Ohio River above the Great Bend for “file miles and 700 poles.”

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

Citadel Wall

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, Turkey.
English Text: View of the outside of the Troia II/III Citadel Wall, ca 2500-2200 BCE. (Schliemann's 'Burnt City'). This reconstruction built with hand made and fired mudbrick preserves the original mudbrick material, which . . .

(Forts, Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Missouri Meerschaum Company

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Washington, Missouri.
Dutch immigrant Henry Tibbe and his son Anton began production of corncob pipes in 1869. The first portion of the factory was completed in 1883. The corncob pipe made Washington famous around the world.

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hibbeler Building

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Washington, Missouri.
Having been in business with partners L. H. Peistrup and C. H. Herkstroeter since 1861, John D. Hibbeler relocated to this building from Elm and Main Streets. Later operating solely, records show that the Hibbeler General . . .

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

Bleckman Furniture & Undertaker

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Washington, Missouri.
John F. Bleckman began business here in 1856. He was joined by son Henry in 1880. The family lived upstairs and continued business here until about 1914 when the business relocated.

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Schnier Building

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Washington, Missouri.
Built to house Fred Schnier's sewing machine and tailoring business, it also showcased his wife Katharina's handmaid hair goods shop. The family resided here for two generations.

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

Southern Presbyterian Church

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Washington, Missouri.
A group supporting the Confederacy established this church under the leadership of Dr. Benjamin Burch. In 1883 it became the Crispus Attucks African-American School, later the Vocational Agriculture building for the Washington School District.

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