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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Columbia, South Carolina.
First Calvary Baptist Church descended from African American congregants who left First Baptist Church following the Civil War. These founding members, like many African Americans at the time, sought greater autonomy by . . .

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

The First Nickelodeon

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St. Louis, Missouri.
The faded lettering on the east side of this building once read "Wehrenberg's." In 1907, Fred Wehrenberg operated a grocery/saloon in this corner storefront. A year later he had rented a vacant storefront nearby on Cherokee . . .

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

If These Walls Could Talk? They Can.

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Mini-histories are displayed in the windows, on fences, and on walls of 43 buildings along DeMenil Place and Cherokee Street. They tell the stories of the early settlers of this area, about the craftsmen who built these . . .

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

Victoria Fountain

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, United Kingdom.
Victoria Fountain Inaugurated By HRH Princess Louise May 25 1899 Restored 2009 by Oxford City Council and Oxford Preservation Trust Supported by East Area Parliament, Magdalen College and CPRE Oxfordshire Buildings . . .

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

Vaulted Well Chamber

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, United Kingdom.
Oxford Preservation Trust Vaulted Well Chamber (13th century) The Chamber houses a 54 feet deep brick-faced well which drops to the water level below the Mound. This provided a supply of fresh water to the occupants of the . . .

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

Old County Hall

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, United Kingdom.
Oxford Preservation Trust Old County Hall (1841) This castellated building housed two courts, one civil, one criminal. Today, the building forms part of the Oxfordshire County Council offices in County Hall and one of the . . .

(Government • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church

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Eastpointe, Michigan.
German immigrants began organizing Methodist churches in Michigan in 1846. In 1849 a small group founded the Immanuel Methodist Church in Roseville to serve Detroit's northeast side. In 1933, when the Roseville church was . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot

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San Bernardino, California.
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railway built San Bernardino‘s first permanent train depot in 1886 to meet the growing number of rail passengers and to house its Los Angeles division administrative and freight offices. This . . .

(Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri River

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
Fur companies made money by bartering trade goods to American Indians and white trappers for furs. The furs were shipped east and sold to make hats and coats. The fur trading posts were near the fur-bearing animals they . . .

(Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Pierre Chouteau: Fur Trade (1832-1855)

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
The American Fur Company (A.F.C.), John Jacob Astor's enterprise, built Fort Pierre Chouteau in 1832. The fort was named for Pierre Chouteau, Jr., who ran the Western Department of the A.F.C. from St. Louis. The Upper . . .

(Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Pierre Chouteau

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase expanded the United States westward. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and The Corps of Discovery explored the nation's vast new territory on their 1804-1806 journeys. They found an abundance of . . .

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

3127 South Grand Boulevard

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Constructed by Henry Brocker based on designs by the architectural firm of Matthews & Clarke. Known as "The Rain Stick" building because of its first occupant, Louis Onimus' umbrella business. In the 1940s and 1950s, the . . .

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

Vitt's Mill

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Union, Missouri.
Detour to Hermann Sterling Price's 1864 Army of Missouri was divided into three divisions, commanded respectively by Confederate Generals Joseph "JO" Shelby, James Fagan and John Sappington Marmaduke. After a disastrous . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

3121-23 South Grand Boulevard

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Designed by Leo Rottler for the Kleekamp Bros. Piano Co. which occupied the first floor storefront. The second and third floors contained Kleekamp's Hall, which served as a performance space for music students and a venue for community meetings.

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

3141-45 South Grand Boulevard

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Designed by William Lucas and constructed by William Gruenwald. The first restaurant located here was a delicatessen owned by German immigrant Hieronymus Bernhard. The second floor of the building was occupied by a mix of . . .

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

3101-13 South Grand Boulevard

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Designed by the architectural firm of Eames and Young, whose work also includes the Palace of Education at the 1904 World's Fair, buildings at Cupples Station, the Masonic Temple on Lindell, and the Marquette Building. Home . . .

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

3014-26 South Grand Boulevard

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Constructed by Pelligreen Construction. Henry Hackman Hardware opened for business here just after the building's construction. The first business to occupy the corner storefront at Grand and Arsenal was the popular . . .

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

Benjamin Mack House

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Columbia, South Carolina.
Educator and civil rights leader Benjamin Mack (1916-1970) lived in this house from the late 1950s until his death in 1970. Mack was a graduate of Booker T. Washington H.S. and S.C. State Univ. He taught at Lower Richland . . .

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

3137-39 South Grand Boulevard

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Constructed for baker Henry Mausshardt by William Gruenwald. A succession of other bakers used the space until the late 1990s. The building was also occupied by pharmacist Jacob Scheu who opened a drug store here shortly . . .

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

Camp Calhoun Cemetery

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Calhoun, Kentucky.
Well over 200 soldiers are known to have died of disease during Camp Calhoun's short existence. The number is probably higher but many records are missing or incomplete. "there health is so very bad" It was not long before . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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