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Belle-Jim Hotel

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Jasper, Texas.
This hotel was built in 1910 by Mamie Cornellia Neyland Patten (1868-1936) and named for her daughters Belle and "Miss Jim". Mrs. Patten and her four children were active in Jasper civic and social activities. After her . . .

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Jasper Steers

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near Jasper, Texas.
In a time of segregated activities including sports, logging contractor Elmer Simmons organized the Jasper Steers, an African American baseball team. Simmons bought all bleachers, lighting, dressing rooms and concession . . .

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

W. H. Ford Male & Female College

Previous Jasper Steers
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Newton, Texas.
Formerly W. H. Ford Male & Female College (1889-1906). Named for Secretary of the Southwest College Company. President Joseph Syler and his wife were the teachers. High-school level, as were many early Texas "colleges"; . . .

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

Newton County Courthouse

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Newton, Texas.
This Courthouse was preceded by one built in Burkeville in 1848, and another erected on this public square in 1853. It is a Second Empire style edifice, with an unusual truncated clock tower, mansard roof, and corner quoins, . . .

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Jasper County Courthouse

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Jasper, Texas.
Jasper County was one of the original twenty-three counties created when the Republic of Texas was established in 1836 following the Texas Revolution. Bevil Settlement, established by pioneer John Bevil about 1824, became . . .

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Anderson Baptist Church

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Anderson, Texas.
Organized November 11, 1844. Baptist General Convention of Texas organized here in 1848. Twenty-three of Texas' thirty-four Baptist churches were represented. Present building was constructed with native rock by slave labor . . .

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Town of Newton

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Newton, Texas.
Located in the easternmost county of Texas, this town was little more than a forest of oaks and beeches when laid out in 1853. Due to its central location, it was elected county seat the same year, winning over Burkeville, . . .

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William Blewett

Previous Town of Newton
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Newton, Texas.
Georgia native William Blewett came to Texas with his family in 1849. They settled first in Jasper County, where he was District Surveyor about 1853. He married a cousin, Nancy Adams; they later became the parents of 6 . . .

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Cultural Center

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, Guatemala.
Casa de la Cultura Cuando se construyó el templo del Espíritu Santo y el Convento de los Franciscanos, se destinó un lugar para el Camposanto o "Cementerio de Ánimas". Este cementerio abarcaba donde hoy se encuentra la Casa . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers

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Newton, Texas.
By 1941, the U.S. military was painfully aware of its unpreparedness to combat the modern mechanized armies in Europe. To increase its combat effectiveness, the U.S. Army conducted the Louisiana maneuvers, which included . . .

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St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Association Charter Members

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Scott Township, Pennsylvania.
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Simón Bolívar

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, Guatemala.
Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 “Hombre de America” Monumento inaugurado por el Licenciado Antonio Aveledo Leal Embajador de Venezuela y el Ingeniero Omar de Leon Argueta Alcalde Municipal. Estatua donada por Venezuela al pueblo de . . .

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

Jasper County

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Jasper, Texas.
Jasper County Included in the Empresario grant to Lorenzo de Zavala in 1829. Created the municipality of Bevil in 1834, in honor of John Bevil, early settler. Name changed by the provisional government of Texas, December 3, . . .

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Kuća Ritz

Previous Jasper County
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, Croatia.
The text of this marker appear in three languages: Croatian (top), English (middle) and German (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To view the text in another language, click on the marker image to enlarge . . .

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Kuća Jaccomini

Previous Kuća Ritz
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, Croatia.
The text of this marker appear in three languages: Croatian (top), English (middle) and German (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To view the text in another language, click on the marker image to enlarge . . .

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Gradska Vijećnica

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, Croatia.
The text of this marker appear in three languages: Croatian (top), English (middle) and German (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To view the text in another language, click on the marker image to enlarge . . .

(Government • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

William the Conqueror Trail

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, United Kingdom.
William the Conqueror Trail William,7th Duke of Normandy (1027-1087), set his stamp on the history of the Duchy of Normandy and of the Kingdom of England, their destinies becoming closely entwined for more than a century. . . .

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On the very spot

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, United Kingdom.
‘On the very spot’ Sources written within living memory of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 state that Battle Abbey was founded by William the Conqueror ‘on the very spot' where he had secured his great victory over King . . .

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Battle town and the abbey’s estates

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, United Kingdom.
Battle town and the abbey’s estates Much of the land you can see was owned by Battle Abbey. William the Conqueror granted the monastery all the land within a radius of 1.5 miles of the abbey's high altar. The abbot of . . .

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The Battle of Hastings and Battle Abbey

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, United Kingdom.
The Battle of Hastings and Battle Abbey The Battle of Hastings was fought here on 14 October 1066. It is the most famous battle on English soil and its outcome had a profound impact on the history of England. William the . . .

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