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Boarding House Site

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near Garden, Michigan.
Single employees found room and board at the hotel or in boarding houses like the one located here. In 1880, almost half the men at Fayette were boarders. Many residents, like Annette and John DeVet, took in boarders to . . .

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Warehouse Locations

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near Garden, Michigan.
Fayette looks like a little Chicago this week; the harbor is full of boats and business is brisk. Schoolcraft County Pioneer 1881 Four warehouses stood on a wharf off this point of land. Vessels like the steam barge Fayette . . .

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

Sawmill Site

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near Garden, Michigan.
The sawmill is again "in blast," and is doing good work as it always does. Escanaba Tribune 1870 Fayette’s sawmill burned in 1871 and was rebuilt the following year. In its basement shops carpenters assembled wagons and . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Carpenter Shop Site

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near Garden, Michigan.
A carpenter crew maintained Fayette's buildings. The carpenters also built and repaired wagons, carts and railroad cars and made doors, window sashes and coffins. Milled lumber was stocked in adjacent sheds. A large . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Machine Shop

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near Garden, Michigan.
Machinists like Louis Follo maintained Fayette’s industrial equipment from this shop. Power machinery, used to manufacture equipment parts, was driven by steam piped from the furnace boilers. Master mechanics were paid $75 . . .

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

Sirius Dog Run

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New York, New York.
This dog run is named in honor of PAPD K-9 Sirius #17. He was a four year old yellow Labrador Retriever who served as an explosives detector canine for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Sirius lost his life . . .

(Animals • Disasters • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Saint Aloysius Church

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Downtown, District of Columbia.
Saint Aloysius Church 1859 Washington, D.C. 1959 Under direction of the Society of Jesus Dedicated October 16, 1859 Oldest church edifice within limits of original Federal City A. M. D. C. presented to the pastor Rev. . . .

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

Port Tobacco Jail

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Port Tobacco, Maryland.
You are standing near the site of the last jail associated with the County Courthouse at Port Tobacco. The jail was built in 1860 and was demolished in 1906. Imagine a two-story brick building with a slate roof. Each floor . . .

(African Americans • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Port Tobacco Commerce

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Port Tobacco, Maryland.
During the 17th century, local Indians often traded corn and deerskins to colonists for knives, steel needles, kettles, cloth, and beads. By the early 18th century, while most colonists dispersed across the countryside to . . .

(Agriculture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Anderson County

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Palestine, Texas.
Created March 24, 1846, from Houston County Organized July 13, 1846 with Palestine as the county seat Named in honor of Kenneth Lewis Anderson Vice-President of the Republic of Texas 1844-45

(Political Subdivisions) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Col. Homer Garrison, Jr.

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Palestine, Texas.
Born in Kickapoo (Anderson Co.) in 1901, Homer Garrison was the son of Mattie (Milam) and Homer Garrison, Sr. The family moved to Angelina County, where Homer, Sr. served as District Clerk. Homer, Jr. graduated from Lufkin . . .

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

J. M. Hansbro's Law Office

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Coldspring, Texas.
Built 1870. First structure moved to new Coldsprings after fire destroyed first courthouse, 1915. A new town site was selected. The San Jacinto County Abstract Co. was housed in this building many years. County's first . . .

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

Site of the Town of Sebastopol

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Sebastopol, Texas.
An important shipping point established in the late fifties Named in commemoration of a naval station of Russia Declined in importance after railroads reached this region

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

Steele's Academy

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Pennington, Texas.
Site of Steele's Academy Named in honor of its founder and principal D. W. Steele of New Hampshire Academy Attended by students from many counties

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

The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala

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, Guatemala.
A los 473 años de la instalación de Santiago de Guatemala en el Valley de Panchoy. Se llevó a cabo el remozamiento del Parque Central con la colaboración de Banco Industrial. English translation: A tribute on the 473 years . . .

(Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

La Villita And The River

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San Antonio, Texas.
La Villita, located on the south bank of the San Antonio River a short distance south of Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo), was settled in the 1700s. Situated on the river’s high bank near the mission, villa, and . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Presa Street Crossing

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San Antonio, Texas.
Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and families who settled San Antonio in the 1700s relied on the San Antonio River and irrigation ditches (acequias) to provide water for household and agricultural use. One of the earliest . . .

(Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bollack Department Store

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Brownsville, Texas.
(English) Built in 1911 by the architectural firm H.C. Cooke & Co., for Pauline Bollack, a German immigrant from Bavaria, this three story structure has an attractive ornate façade. At the time, it was one of the largest . . .

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

Tears of Sorrow

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Fairhope, Alabama.
Honoring all Veterans and Their Families Concept Designer:Sissy Birindelli Sculptor: Stephen Spears The Fairhope Veterans Memorial Committee Wishes to thank all our supporters, with special thanks to : The City of Fairhope . . .

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

Craig Turner Sheldon

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Fairhope, Alabama.
Master woodcarver, adventurer, writer, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and Fairhope legend are just a brief summary of Craig Turner Sheldon's life and contributions. He settled here in 1946 with his Wife Annie Lowrie to . . .

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