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The San José Garden

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, Mexico.
Jardín de San José El jardín en desnivel al frente del templo de San José es un ejemplo del desarrollo arquitectónico de la zona, influenciado por los estatus políticos y sociales registrados en el siglo XIX; del-México . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Stephens County Courthouse

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Breckenridge, Texas.
Stephens County's first courthouse, erected in 1872, was a small pine building with desks for county officials lining the walls. In 1883, a new three-story red stone courthouse with a tower replaced the original structure. . . .

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

Walden's Live Oak

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Orlando, Florida.
In 1548 when I sprouted, Florida belonged to Spain. When I was 17 the oldest city in Florida, St. Augustine, was established. I was 215 years old when Spain traded Florida to Britain. When Florida became a U.S. Territory, I . . .

(Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Arts & Entertainment

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Frederick, Maryland.
Learn to paint at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center or catch outrageous improve and other stage productions at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Dance on your toes at the Cultural Arts Center or ponder the trompe . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Here and There

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Frederick, Maryland.
For over a century, the "Swinging Bridge," a cast iron suspension bridge with wobbly wood planking, made crossing Carroll Creek a memorable affair. Originally located downstream at Bentz Street, it was reassembled here in . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sam Sharpe

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, Jamaica.
Sam Sharpe was enslaved on both the Croydon Plantation and at a property in Montego Bay in St. James. He was owned by Samuel Sharpe, Esquire, Attorney. He was a man of exceptional intelligence and a Baptist lay preacher. He . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lloyd C. Culler

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Frederick, Maryland.
Lloyd Culler shaped the City of Frederick in many ways was a businessman, model citizen, and public servant. His construction firm built homes, schools, and churches that still stand today. He served a total of seven terms . . .

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

Frederick's Boys High School

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Frederick, Maryland.
On this site Frederick's Boys High School was constructed in 1911-12 as a "public secondary school for boys" (minutes Frederick County Board of School Commissioners). The co-educational Frederick High School served as the . . .

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

Passer le cap / Keeping on course

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Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec.
Cap-des-Rosiers : Selon plusieurs, c'est à Champlain que l'on doit le nom de notre village. Il l'aurait nommé ainsi, en 1632, en raison de l'abondance des rosiers sauvages qui recouvraient la falaise... Or, malgré cette . . .

(Communications • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Watercress Farming

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Walkersville, Maryland.
Wilson T. Carmack of Harmony Grove was known as Maryland's largest watercress grower, having his primary ponds at Fountain Rock from approximately 1916 to 1958. With a sole career of watercress farming, he supported a family . . .

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

On The Interval Below This Spot

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Concord, New Hampshire.
On the interval below this spot a committee of the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, their surveyors and attendants there present to locate and survey the Plantation of Penny Cook, conducted the first religious service . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Walter Prescott Webb's Formative Years

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Breckenridge, Texas.
Noted historian Walter Prescott Webb (1888-1963) came with his family to Stephens County at the age of four. Over the next seventeen years, Webb received an education in frontier life that formed the basis of his . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Crossroads to Market

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Toppenish, Washington.
Hops, potatoes, hay, wheat, melons and row crops all were shipped from this area in the early days of Toppenish. Artist Robert Thomas of Kooskia, Idaho shows the various ways the produce was moved at that time. The . . .

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

Indians Winter Encampment

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Toppenish, Washington.
During the long cold winters, the Indian braves spent time hunting, and the women handled the cooking and clothing. The winter lodge was the gathering place for social functions. Painted in the summer of 1992 by Bothell, . . .

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

Newell's Drive

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Toppenish, Washington.
In 1884 Charley Newell, a Toppenish pioneer, drove 700 horses from this area to Kearny, Nebraska, which was the nearest railhead at that time. During the following years these horses were involved in four wars around the . . .

(Animals • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

When Hops Were Picked by Hand

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Toppenish, Washington.
Indian tribes from throughout the Northwest gathered to pick hops by hand. Hop growing in Washington State started in the early 1800's. During the daylight hours, the hops were picked and the evenings were spent in . . .

(Agriculture • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

At the Peak of the Harvest

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Toppenish, Washington.
In the years gone by the entire potato crop was picked from the field by hand. It was backbreaking work and took strong men and women to do the job. Potatoes were one of the first crops to be raised in this valley when it . . .

(Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

End Of The First N. H. Turnpike

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Concord, New Hampshire.
End of the first N.H. Turnpike Incorporated 1796 36 Miles Long from the Piscataqua Bridge at Durham to Concord.

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Powell Sanctuary

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Huntsville, Texas.
Benjamin Harrison Powell (1881-1960) was a successful lawyer in the area for fifteen years until he was appointed in 1918 by Governor Hobby as judge of the 12th District Court and subsequently to the Commission of Appeals in . . .

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

The Erie Canal

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Fonda, New York.
A Natural Advantage The Erie Canal was built by taking advantage of a path carved by nature through the eastern Appalachian Mountains. Construction on the Erie Canal began in Rome, New York, on July 4, 1817, and it opened in . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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