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William Ambrose Wright

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Atlanta, Georgia.
To the Memory of William Ambrose Wright Born at Louisville, Georgia, January 19, 1844. Died at Atlanta, Georgia, September 13, 1929; Soldier, Statesman, and Christian Knight: A gallant officer in the Army of the Confederate . . .

(Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

In Re Ricardo Rodriguez

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San Antonio, Texas.
In 1896, a court case involving Ricardo Rodríguez brought attention to questions of citizenship and voting rights for Mexican Texans. Although several actions had granted citizenship to large numbers of Tejanos during the . . .

(Civil Rights • Hispanic Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Main Plaza Bandstand

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New Braunfels, Texas.
Following a petition by local residents, the City of New Braunfels built its Main Plaza Bandstand in 1905. Neo-classical in design, it originally served as a stage for summer evening concerts by the Waldschmidt Fire . . .

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

Lt. Col. Howard Baugh, Tuskegee Airman

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Petersburg, Virginia.
Howard Baugh (1920-2008) was born and raised in Petersburg. He graduated from what is now Virginia State University in 1941, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and completed pilot training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in 1942. . . .

(African Americans • Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, D.D.

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
First native Diocesan Priest from Breaux Bridge, LA. Ordained June 10, 1903 First Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette Consecrated Dec. 8, 1918

(Churches & Religion • Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Old Schmitz Hotel

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New Braunfels, Texas.
First portion - of local cedar and limestone - was built about 1851 by Rudolph Nauendorf. Early German immigrant Jacob Schmitz bought building in 1858 as new location of his "Guadalupe Hotel." Old World atmosphere of the . . .

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

First County Courthouse

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Castroville, Texas.
Erected 1854; first permanent courthouse in Castroville, the first seat (1848-1892) of Medina County. When built, structure was on old road to San Antonio. This building took place of temporary office space which County . . .

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

Comal County, C.S.A.

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New Braunfels, Texas.
Manufacturing and supply center in Civil War. The local newpaper urged southern cause so strongly that 1861 vote was 239 to 86 favoring secession. More than 300 Confederate soldiers enlisted here. The "Texas Mounted Rifles" . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

De Anza Expedition

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Campbell, California.
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza and Party crossed this area in March 1776 en route to select sites for the Presidio and Mission of San Francisco..

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

The First Adobe Home in Campbell

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Campbell, California.
California used to be part of Spain and then Mexico. Vast ranchos were granted to worthy citizens. In 1840 Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado granted Rancho Rinconada de los Gatos (corner of the cougars) to brothers-in-law . . .

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

Public Service

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Los Angeles, California.
As an institution that has always been inextricably linked to the region it calls home, the University of Southern California has long been a source of formal and informal community service. During its early years, much of . . .

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

Founders’ Fountain

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Los Angeles, California.
Established here July 29, 1879, to the Glory of GOD and to the Preservation of the Republic. An institution of higher learning dedicated to the search for and the dissemination of the truth to freedom of thought and . . .

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

The Chief Dock

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
The boardwalk on which you are standing is constructed on what is affectionately referred to by local residents as the "Chief Dock". It is the previous home to the Chief Wawatam (Wa-wa'-tem), a hand-fired, coal burning . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mooring Facilities

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
The four large cylinder shaped structures that you see in place out in the bay are called "mooring dolphins". A dolphin is "a man-made marine structure that extends above the water level and is not connected to shore". These . . .

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

William H. Barnum

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
This rudder came from the shipwreck of the William H. Barnum, a wooden steamer lost April 3, 1894. While carrying a cargo of corn the aging Barnum was blocked and cut open by ice. No loss of life occurred. William H. . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Heritage of Fishermen in this Area

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
The Great Lakes are known for delicious freshwater fish. Before the white man came, Native Indian tribes supplied their needs with fresh and dried fish from these lakes. Later, others joined in the fishing business, many of . . .

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

Arapahoe County Courthouse

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Littleton, Colorado.
In the early part of the 20th century, Denver served as both the state capital and the Arapahoe County seat. An amendment to the Colorado Constitution creating a new City and County of Denver was passed by Colorado voters in . . .

(Architecture • Notable Buildings • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cawston Ostrich Farm

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South Pasadena, California.
In 1885, Edwin Cawston chartered a ship for the purpose of transporting from South Africa to America some of the best ostriches obtainable in the world. Of the original 50 fine birds only 18 survived the five week voyage to . . .

(Agriculture • Animals • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Judson Studios

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Los Angeles, California.
Vital contributor to Los Angeles’ artistic development through the fine art of stained glass.

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Adams Residence

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Reseda, California.
Modern Style. Architect — Lloyd Wright. Built 1939. Declared 1996.

(Architecture) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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