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The Nightmare Begins

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near Truckee, California.
They were the first to take wagons through the new Hastings Cutoff. Although shorter, it was a difficult detour through rugged mountains and arid deserts. The emigrants lost valuable time, oxen, and supplies. One person was . . .

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

Mrs. Rebecca Lamar

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Houston, Texas.
Widow of John Lamar and mother of Mirabeau B. Lamar Died at "Oak Grove" in Houston July 26, 1839

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

David Porter Richardson

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Houston, Texas.
Private secretary of President Sam Houston Died at Houston August 12, 1837

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

James Collinsworth

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Houston, Texas.
(Front) Born in Tennessee, 1806. Drowned in Galveston, July 11, 1839, and his remains brought by boat up Buffalo Bayou to Houston His remains interred in this cemetery under the auspices of Temple Lodge No. 4. First Masonic . . .

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John R. Reid

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Houston, Texas.
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1839. A member of the Congress of the Republic, 1840-1841. Died in Houston, December 25 1841, and was buried under the auspices of Holland (Masonic) Lodge No. 1

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Shelter From the Storm

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near Truckee, California.
With threatening weather overhead, the Donners quickly set up camp. Crowded into inadequate shelters, these desperate people watched it snow. As the snow got deeper, it wiped out all hope of leaving before spring. People . . .

(Disasters • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Kirby Allen

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Houston, Texas.
(Front) Born in Canasareaugh, New York 1810. Came to Texas in 1832. Died in Houston August 18, 1838 (Rear) John K. Allen was a member of the first Congress of the Republic (1836-1837) from Nacog- doches County. He and his . . .

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George Allen

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Houston, Texas.
Texas War for Independence soldier; served also in Somervell Expedition against aggressors in Republic of Texas. Born in New York state. Came to Texas in 1830s. Settled 1838 in Houston, to help his brothers, Augustus C. and . . .

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Donner Camp Tree

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near Truckee, California.
Near this spot stood the tree which marked what was believed to be the campsite of the family of George Donner in the winter of 1846. The tree stood for 150 years (missing) the Donner families camped in Alder Creek before it . . .

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

Rita Marley

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, Jamaica.
Rita Marley O.D. (Nama Afua Addobea 1) Founder of The Bob Marley Museum Internationally, the name Marley has become synonymous with reggae music and the culture of Jamaica. The talented young Rita Anderson, who was raised . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate

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, Jamaica.
Grand Barbecue This is the largest of the four barbecues used to dry coffee from 1776. Stone walls were built in the 18th century by slaves.

(Agriculture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Meeting of the USC Board of Trustees

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Los Angeles, California.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California met for the first time on September 3, 1880, culminating years of efforts by leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Conference of Southern California. The Board . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Public Square

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Grand Lake, Colorado.
When the town of Grand Lake was platted in 1881, Grand Avenue was designed to be 100 feet wide. Although traffic congestion was not a problem, extra space was allowed for rodeos and horse races. The Public Square was often . . .

(Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cairns-Humphrey Store

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Grand Lake, Colorado.
In 1881 James Cairns built his first store here to serve the miners. In 1908 he replaced it with a better building, purchased by Matilda Humphrey in 1924. It survives as the central part of the Humphrey store. The small . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hobart Mills

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near Truckee, California.
This Monument Marks the Townsite of Hobart Mills California A logging and lumber enterprise of sixty-six years life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains It Commemorates and Honors its Founder Walter Scott Hobart 1839 - 1892 And . . .

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Commémoration de la fondation de Grande-Rivière

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Grande-Rivière, Quebec.
Reconnaissante, la population de la Ville de Grande-Rivière rend hommage à tous ses pionniers dont le courage et la volonté ont conduit, en 1697, à l'établissement d'une seigneurie octroyée à Jacques Cochu, devenue un . . .

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Hobart Mills

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near Truckee, California.
Walter Scott Hobart's Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company moved machinery, buildings and railroad equipment here from Lake Tahoe in 1896. The town and business flourished for 40 years. Ceasing operations in 1936. Fiberboard . . .

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War Memorial

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Grande-Rivière, Quebec.
Notre devoir de mémoire 1916 Monsieur Pierre Lelièvre décédé à 21 ans, le 15 septembre 1916, à Vimy (France) Monsieur William Dubé décédé à 32 ans, le 30 septembre 1916, à Courcelette (France) Ceux qui sont morts au . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Vétérans et membres des Forces armées canadiennes

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Grande-Rivière, Quebec.
[Tableau d'honneur d'anciens combattants de la Première Guerre mondiale en Afghanistan] Chez-nous il existe une rue des ancêtres Où des mémoires suspendues à un siècle de souvenances Racontent l'existence de gens qui ont . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, Afghanistan • War, Korean • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John W. Moore

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Houston, Texas.
Opposed Bradburn at Anahuac 1832. Member of the Consul- tation at San Felipe in 1835. Signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1836. First sheriff of Harris County, 1837 to 1840. City alderman in Houston, 1840. Married to . . .

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