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Verendrye Site

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
Verendrye Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1991 National Park Service United States Department of . . .

(Colonial Era • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Verendrye Site

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
Explorers Francois and Louis-Joseph Verendrye buried a lead plate here on March 30, 1743, claiming the region for France. The plate documents the Verendryes as the first European explorers on the northern plains. This site . . .

(Colonial Era • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sara Teasdale

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Delmar Loop, Missouri.
Sara Teasdale was born in St. Louis and lived both on Lindell Blvd. and on Kingsbury Place. While attending Mary Institute and Hosmer Hall, she began writing poems. First published in 1907, Teasdale wrote several collections . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this “Corps of Discovery” to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the . . .

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

Edward Livingston

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New York, New York.
Edward Livingston May 23, 1764 – May 23, 1836 U.S. Secretary of State, 1931-33 Representative from New York, 1795-1901 Mayor of New York City, 1801-03 Representative from Louisiana, 1823-29 Senator from Louisiana, 1829-31 . . .

(Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Clement Clarke Moore

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New York, New York.
In the Moore mansion, which stood on this site, in 1822, Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), penned the immortal poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas”, (T’was the night before Christmas), as a gift for his children. Scholar . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Judy Rankin

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Delmar Loop, Missouri.
St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the "Triple A" golf course in Forest Park. Described as one of the best prospects ever in a 1961 "Sports Illustrated" cover article, . . .

(Sports • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Penn Club of New York

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New York, New York.
This handsome Beaux-Arts-style building was one of the first high-rise clubhouses constructed in New York City. Designed by Evarts Tracy and Egerton Swartwout as the Yale Club in 1900-01, the red brick façade features a . . .

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

Nathan Hale

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New York, New York.
At the British artillery park near this site Nathan Hale Captain in the U.S. Army, Yale graduate of 1773, apprehended within enemy lines while seeking information was executed on the morning of September 22, 1776. His last . . .

(Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rita Levi-Montalcini

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Delmar Loop, Missouri.
In 1938, two years after graduating from the University of Turin, Italian neurobiologist Levi-Montalcini was forced to continue her research in a makeshift bedroom lab because Fascist laws barred Jews from academic careers. . . .

(Education • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Stone Building / Brick Building

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St. Charles, Missouri.
Stone Building circa 1820 Residence and business of Sir Walter Rice, served at various times as County Surveyor, Recorder of Deeds, Justice of the Peace and Postmaster. Brick Building circa 1848 Original site of frame . . .

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

General Franz Sigel

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St. Louis, Missouri.
To remind future generations of the heroism of the German-American patriots of St. Louis and vicinity in the Civil War of 1861 to 1865 General Franz Sigel

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Joseph Pulitzer

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University City, Missouri.
A native of Hungary, Joseph Pulitzer emigrated to the U.S. in 1864 and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He moved to St. Louis in 1868, to work as a reporter for a German-language newspaper. He bought the . . .

(Communications • Education • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

McCord House

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Columbia, South Carolina.
(side 1) This Greek Revival house was built in 1849 for David and Louisa McCord by slaves from her plantation, Lang Syne, in Fort Motte, S.C. David McCord (1797-1855) was a lawyer, editor, planter, banker, and legislator. . . .

(African Americans • Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dona Elena Gallegos

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Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dona Elena Gallegos was a daughter of early seventeenth - century Hispanic colonists, Antonio Gallegos and Catalina Baca. They fled New Mexico with their newborn daughter during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, and she returned in . . .

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

Home of Seth Millington

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St. Charles, Missouri.
Built in 1808. Celia Ann French, Dr. Millington's niece married Elijah Lovejoy, first martyr of the free press in the United States. He was almost lynched here but escaped to Alton, Ill. Was murdered there in 1837.

(Communications • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Wendel Home

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New York, New York.
Upon this site for more than seventy years stood the home of John D Wendel Esquire and his family On the death of Rebecca A D Wendel Swope and of Ella V von E Wendel the last surviving members of the family, the property . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

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New York, New York.
Designed in 1890 by architects Lamb & Rich and built in 1892 as the Berkeley School for Boys, this handsome Neo-Classical structure is clad in limestone, yellow Roman brick and terra cotta. The General Society of Mechanics . . .

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

105-107 North Main Street

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St. Charles, Missouri.
"Like many of the better people of St Charles County, Henry B. Denker is a native of Hanover." Henry Denker served as Mayor of St. Charles, V.P. of the Union Saving Bank, and President of the St. Charles [Railroad] Car . . .

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

Ford’s Hospital

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, United Kingdom.
Ford’s Hospital Named after William Ford who’s will of 1509 endowed the almshouses. Built around a narrow court yard it is one of the most perfect examples of timber framed architecture in the country. Badly damaged by an . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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