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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Castroville, Texas.
Many of the German settlers who arrived here in the 1840s were Lutherans who kept their religious traditions by meeting for worship in their homes. The Rev. Christian Oefinger sailed from Bremen, Germany, arriving in . . .

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

An International University

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Los Angeles, California.
USC’s international roots are broad and deep, reaching back to its founding in 1880. Two of the three original donors of land to the university were foreign-born, and almost from the start, its stewards were casting their . . .

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

Henri Castro

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Castroville, Texas.
Henri Castro, a native of Bayonne, France, and the descendant of Portuguese nobility, served briefly in Napoleon's French Army. In 1813 he married Marie Amelia Mathias. He later immigrated to the United States and in 1827 . . .

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

Winchester National Cemetery

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Winchester, Virginia.
National Cemetery Winchester National cemetery was established in 1866 on the site of the Third Battle of Winchester. Soon after the federal government created the 5-acre cemetery, remains were moved here from the . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of the Homestead of Henri Castro

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Castroville, Texas.
Henri Castro (1786-1861), a naturalized American of French origin, befriended the Republic of Texas and became interested in settling here. In 1842 he was given authority to establish a colony of Europeans in Southwest . . .

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

General Wool and the Chihuahua Road

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Castroville, Texas.
In 1846, General John Ellis Wool amassed an army of 3,400 troops in San Antonio to invade Chihuahua, Mexico. Departing from Camp Crockett crossing the Medina River and passing through Castroville and Quihi, Wool’s plans . . .

(Roads & Vehicles • War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

A Changing Campus

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Los Angeles, California.
For Old College,USC’s second-oldest building, September 20, 1948 marked the beginning of the end. Exactly 64 years to the day alter its cornerstone was laid, USC President Fred Fagg announced that the structure had outlived . . .

(Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Trojan Column

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Los Angeles, California.
This section of a column from the legendary Troy, quarried and polished without the aid of iron tools at an unknown date before 1200 B.C., stood in the courtyard of a public building believed to have been a temple of Trojan . . .

(Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bloomsbury Square

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, United Kingdom.
Bloomsbury Square Sir Hans Sloane Trail by Year 5, Holy Trinity C of E Primary School this garden has been planted in honour of Sir Hans Sloane. Sir Hans Sloane was born in Killyleagh, County Down, in Ireland in the year . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bloomsbury Square Physic Garden

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, United Kingdom.
Bloomsbury Square Physic Garden Welcome to our garden in Bloomsbury Square. It's no ordinary garden; it is a physic garden. What's a physic garden? If you want to know more, read on! A physic garden has plants with . . .

(Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Eudora Welty House

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Jackson, Mississippi.
Eudora Welty House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 2004 National Park Service United States Department . . .

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

Home of John Ross

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Rossville, Georgia.
Home of John Ross Great Chief of the Cherokees Born Oct.3.1790 Died Aug.1.1866 Marked by William Marsh Chapter Daughters American Revolution July 12, 1922

(Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cajun Warrior

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
Breaux Bridge has a long, rich and proud military heritage. It has given generously to our nation of its men and women, many of whom were decorated for bravery, some achieved positions of great responsibility and . . .

(Heroes • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Texas Lutheran College

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Seguin, Texas.
The first German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas authorized the establishment of a college in Brenham in 1890. Directed by the Rev. G. Langner, the Evangelical Lutheran College of Brenham opened in September 1891. . . .

(Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Chief John Ross

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Rossville, Georgia.
On May 29, 1963 the grand lodge of Georgia, Free and Accepted Masons, with M. W. Brother Ralph A. Perry, Grand Master, presiding, dedicated the restored John Ross House, home of John Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokee . . .

(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jose Francisco Ruiz

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San Antonio, Texas.
One of two native Texans who signed Declaration of Independence and helped found Republic of Texas. Ruiz, born in San Antonio, son of a wealthy rancher, was educated in Spain. Upon returning home, he was appointed school . . .

(Hispanic Americans • Politics • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of T. C. Frost Wool Warehouse

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San Antonio, Texas.
A former Texas Ranger and Confederate soldier, Thomas C. Frost (1833-1903) began a wool commission business as part of his mercantile enterprise in the 1870s. He purchased wool from producers throughout the state and stored . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Rossville, McFarland House & Spring

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Rossville, Georgia.
At the time of the Civil War the community of Rossville, Georgia consisted of no more than a half dozen buildings. The most conspicuous of these structures was a two-story log dwelling built in 1797 by John McDonald, . . .

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

Tampa's First Cigar Factory

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Ybor City, Florida.
The first clear Havana cigar was rolled at this site by Sanchez y Haya Ca., on April 13, 1886. Licensed as Factory No. 1, with Don Ignacio Haya and Don Serafin Sanchez as proprietors. Superintendent of the factory was . . .

(Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Birth of Mutual Aid Societies in America

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Ybor City, Florida.
Soon after the founding of Ybor City, Cuban, Spanish, and Italian tobacco workers established comprehensive health maintenance organizations. For small weekly dues they received medicines, hospitalization, and medical . . .

(Hispanic Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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