near Charlotte, Michigan. On November 30, 1878, the local Methodist class purchased land for a church from Benjamin and Catherine Spotts for $25.00. Church men cut and hewed the logs for the building. The Reverend B. E. Paddock dedicated the church . . .
, Austria. German: Die nach alter Tradition der Begrüßungspforten urbaute Ehrenpforte wurde im Jahre 1765 anlässlich der Hochzeit des späteren Kaisers Leopold II. mit der spanischen Infantin Maria Ludovica aus Steinen des Vorstadttores . . .
, Italy. Historical documents going back to 1288 already testify to the existence of various farms in Bulla. The farming community of those days definitely recognized the importance of hydraulic energy to grind grain. In fact, an . . .
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Westbury, New York. In the 1700s, Quakers in the Westbury Monthly Meeting manumitted enslaved African Americans, educated together White and African American children and established a cemetery for people of all races and creeds. Current . . .
Huntington, West Virginia. One of the original 7 US Bureau of Mines train cars was headquartered near C&O tracks, 1911–1933. The wooden car, with crew & supplies, traveled the WV region to give mine safety & rescue training and to aid in mine disaster . . .
Richmond, New York. This memorial is dedicated to our men and women who faithfully served their country in war and peace ”O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life!” . . .
, Mexico. Parador Territorial o Pan Dulce Considerado Monumento Histórico, que conmemora el encuentro entre españoles e indígenas en la región. Este emblemático lugar sirvió como punto de encuentro y recepción, donde las tribus . . .
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, Mexico. Iglesia Chiquita La más Antigua de Querétaro -1529- El español Don Hernando Pérez de Bocanegra comisionó edificar el primer templo a la redonda para iniciar con la evangelización. En abril de 1531 se celebró en La Cañada, la . . .
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Charlotte, Michigan. Local builder Nathan Johnson built this house around 1845 for Charlotte's first physician, Joseph P. Hall, and his wife, Mary. The house was moved from the business district to this site in 1868. Many professionals lived . . .
Huntington, West Virginia. Originally called Holderby’s Landing. Laid out as a town, 1869, by Collis P. Huntington of the C&O Railroad, and named for him when incorporated in 1871. Western end of C&O when the first trains came from Richmond in 1873.
Huntington, West Virginia. George Washington was made president in 1785 of the James River Company. His plan of communication to the West eventually resulted in the construction of the Midland Trail, U.S. 60, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
near South Point, Ohio. The present structure for the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was built in 1849 on Macedonia Ridge north of Burlington, an abolitionist sanctuary for escaped and freed slaves since 1799. It was built by the existing . . .
, Greece. On the site where the church now stands, there were initially two small cave churches dedicated to Agios Theodoros (St. Theodore) and Our Lady, which are mentioned in a will from 1641 and a report from 1642 by the inspector . . .
, Greece. This church is located on the verge of the cliffs of Fira, clinging to the edge of the caldera. It is first mentioned in a list of Santorini churches, compiled in 1757 by the Catholic Archbishop of Naxos Pietro Martire de . . .
near Chatsworth, Georgia. The purpose of a scenic byway is to preserve the natural beauty along the designated route. A byway can be designated under one or more of the six “intrinsic qualities” defined by the Federal Highway Administration. The . . .
Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Wilson Dam Potential floodwaters that surge downstream on the Tennessee River are collected in Wilson Lake. Then, through carefully controlled releases, the water is gradually sent through the dam. Releasing water through . . .
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