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St. Stanislaus Convent and First Catholic School

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Bandera, Texas.
Polish settlers, who came to Bandera in 1855, built this convent and Catholic school in 1874. All classes, except religion and music, were moved in 1882 to a nearby frame school building. In 1922 a second story was added to . . .

(Churches & Religion • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Baptist Church of Floresville

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Floresville, Texas.
This congregation was established by The Rev. John Washburn, who came to Texas from Illinois in 1877. He moved to Floresville to become superintendent of the Floresville Academy in May 1878. According to tradition, about 20 . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

White House Café and Saloon

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Floresville, Texas.
An important landmark in downtown Floresville, this building dates to the earliest years of the 20th century. Although records have not been found to pinpoint the exact date of construction, it was built sometime between . . .

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

Casa Blanca

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Floresville, Texas.
Home of Don Erasmo Seguin who died here in 1857 By appointment of the Spanish governor he inducted Stephen F. Austin into Texas, 1821 Texas Deputy to the Mexican Congress, 1824 On October 13, 1834 in a convention in Bexar he . . .

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

City of Columbus

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Columbus, Texas.
Oldest surveyed and platted Anglo-American town in Texas. About Christmas, 1821, Robert and Joseph Kuykendall and Daniel Gilleland settled at this place-in vicinity of old Indian campgrounds on Mexico-to-Sabine River Trail. . . .

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

Columbus State Bank

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Columbus, Texas.
History is preserved in this structure. At founding (1919), this institution, in erecting its bank, retained a wall of 1857 Boedecker Building that had housed many ventures, including city's first bank (1875). In 1969 . . .

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

Old Jail & Courthouse

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Bandera, Texas.
Built 1881. Local stone, cypress floors used. Housed county offices until 1890. Used 57 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965

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

Kongemord og Tordenskræpper / Royal Murder and Red Butterbur

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, Denmark.
Her i H.C. Andersenhaven har du udsigt til både Skt. Knuds Kirke (domkirken), Skt. Knuds Kloster og den lille Klosterhave. Alle bærer de navn efter Knud den Hellige. der var konge af Danmark i år 1080-86. Kong Knud var . . .

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

First Bandera County Courthouse

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Bandera, Texas.
Georgia stonemason Henry White is credited with building this structure about 1868. In 1877 a store occupied the first floor and the Masonic Lodge met on the top floor. County commissioners bought the building that year to . . .

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

Ehrenwerth-Ramsey-Untermeyer Building

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Columbus, Texas.
Henry M. Ehrenwerth built this two-story commercial structure in 1873-75 of bricks from a local kiln. Designed for his mercantile store, it housed L.G. Smith's Red Elk Saloon and Gambling Hall in the 1880s. In 1896 the . . .

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

The Mills of Bandera

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Bandera, Texas.
Communities in the 19th century relied on mills to provide lumber, shingles, flour and cloth. Local millers and blacksmiths were integral community members, providing the necessary materials for early development. Stephen F. . . .

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

Bandera, "Cowboy Capital of the World"

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Bandera, Texas.
The tradition of the Texas cowboy originated from northern Mexico with the vaqueros, individuals mounted on horseback who herded livestock, mainly cattle, through the open prairie. These men became legends in Bandera County. . . .

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

Great Western Cattle Trail

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Bandera, Texas.
The Great Western Cattle Trail (also known as the Old Texas Trail and the Dodge City Trail) was the longest of all 19th century trails used to drive cattle from Texas to distant markets. In 1874, Capt. John T. Lytle and . . .

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kinaquariones

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near Glenville, New York.
Site of archaic Algonkian village. Its corn pits yet remains. Through this vale ran a great and ancient path, trod by many races.

(Anthropology • Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Coolville Bridge

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Coolville, Ohio.
Two bridges previously spanned the Hocking River at this location, to carry State Route 144 traffic, connecting the Village of Coolville to the railroad at Coolville Station on the east side. The first bridge was a wooden . . .

(Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cement Mill

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Glenville, New York.
Here, 1825-45, stood the kiln and mill of John Van Eps & Sons, making the first hydraulic cement in this part of the state

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Booker T. Washington High School

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Norfolk, Virginia.
James T. West High School, one of Virginia’s first accredited public high schools for African-Americans, was renamed in 1917 for Booker T. Washington, educator, author and orator. The school moved to a newly constructed . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Nelsonville

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Nelsonville, Ohio.
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders, wearied by the relentless Union pursuit, crossed the Hocking River into Nelsonville in the mid-morning of July 22, 1863. They found the town almost abandoned. . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Heman Marion Sweatt

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Austin, Texas.
Despite outstanding academic credentials, Heman Marion Sweatt, a black man, was denied admission to the University of Texas School of Law in February 1946 because of his race. In May 1946, Mr. Sweatt challenged the . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old Government Spring

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Ybor City, Florida.
For centuries, Tocobaga Indians drew water from this deep natural spring. When U.S. Army troops arrived in 1824, they quickly discovered this natural resource. Twice a day, government wagons hauled water to Fort Brooke. . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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