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The Battle of Williamsburg

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Williamsburg, Virginia.
The Battle of Williamsburg, fought on 5 May 1862, was the first major engagement of the Peninsula Campaign. Union Maj. Gen. Georg B. McClellan, slowly advancing from Hampton Roads toward Richmond, encountered the rear guard . . .

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

Josias Swart Homestead

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near Glenville, New York.
Called the sixth flat, Josias Swart, b. 1653, received a deed from the Trustees of Schenectady August 5, 1713

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

German-American Friendship Garden

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The National Mall, District of Columbia.
"One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden...In its growth, our own commitments to the well-being of America and Germany shall be cultivated and . . .

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

Grønbenet Gakket Gangart / Washladies, Water Sprites, and Waddlers

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, Denmark.
Der lå tidligere talrige vaskepladser langs åen, hvor vaskekonerne udforte deres hårde slæb. De stod i vand til knæene ude i åen med vasketojet, der blev anbragt på en stor sten og banket med en flad tærskel (et banketræ). . . .

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

St. Louis Catholic Church

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Castroville, Texas.
Planned, according to tradition, by the Rev. Peter Richard, pastor who came from Loire, France, 1868. First (1847-51) resident pastor, the Most Rev. Claude Dubuis, returned as Bishop of Texas to lay cornerstone on July 2, . . .

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

Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House

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Columbus, Texas.
Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris moved from Houston to Columbus in 1845. Ira served as County Sheriff and City Marshall, and Dilue wrote of her experiences during the Texas Revolution, later published. They built this house . . .

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

William B. DeWees

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Columbus, Texas.
Early Texas settler. Came here from Kentucky, 1822, when Texas was part of Mexico. Received a large land grant in 1824 as one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists. Worked as blacksmith and trader. After Columbus was . . .

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

Dilue Rose Harris

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Columbus, Texas.
Dilue Rose Harris (1825-1914) is best known for her journal writings concerning events of the Texas Revolution. Her 30,000 word "Reminiscences" were published in the "quarterly" of the Texas State Historical Association, and . . .

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

Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence

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Columbus, Texas.
Most of the "Old Three Hundred" settlers in Stephen F. Austin's first Texas colony in the early 1820s came from the United States and were proud of their Anglo-American Heritage. Austin discouraged any display of American . . .

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Vance Hotel and Store

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Castroville, Texas.
Constructed in 1849 with local limestone, mortar, and cypress lumber, this building includes elements of Alsatian domestic architecture found in Castroville. The 18-inch-thick walls were originally coated with a whitewashed . . .

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

Landmark Inn Complex

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Castroville, Texas.
These limestone structures along the Eagle Pass - San Antonio road at the Medina River ford were once centers of trade, travel, industry, and domestic life. Alsatian colonist Michel Simon settled here in 1844, followed by . . .

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Abram Alley Log Cabin

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Columbus, Texas.
In the 1820s, Abram Alley (d. 1862) came from Missouri to join his brothers in Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300” colony. He settled a few miles south of here on the east side of the Colorado, and in 1835 married Nancy Millar . . .

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

Student Musical Traditions

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Los Angeles, California.
As long as USC has been in existence, there has been music in the air. Musical instruction was listed in the university’s first catalog in 1880, and the first USC band was started in 1881. A student served as band director, . . .

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

House of Francisco I. Madero

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, Mexico.
En este lugar estuvo la casa del Presidente Francisco I. Madero. incendiada en los dias de la decena trágica en 1913. Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República. English translation: In this place was the house of . . .

(Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ølbryggeri Og Gelændergaranti / A Beer Brewery and the Guaranteed Railings

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, Denmark.
Har du prøvet klatrevæggen på Albanibryggeriet? Odenses stolte bryggeri er grundlagt i 1859 af apotekeren Theodor Schiøtz og to forretningsmænd. Med Schiøtz som direktør gennem 30 år voksede øl-evntyret sig stort. Selv H.C. . . .

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

Kuhn's Wharf

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Galveston, Texas.
In 1838, Col. Ephraim McLean was granted wharf privilege by the Galveston City Company provided he start construction of a wharf at once, which he did at the foot of 18th Street. Shortly after the wharf was completed, McLean . . .

(Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Strand

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Galveston, Texas.
"The rush at the Menard or Central Wharf, now known as Pier 21, during the late 1860's and the early 1870's, with the big fleet of 'red' Morgan ships discharging cargo and passengers, with the river boats loading and . . .

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

Somerville, Alabama

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Somerville, Alabama.
Somerville was incorporated in 1819, the same year in which Alabama became the 22nd state in the Union. It was the county sear of Morgan County from 1819 until 1891. Somerville was named after Lt. Robert Summerville (the . . .

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

Love Affair with the Movies

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Los Angeles, California.
The curtain first rose on USG’s distinguished contributions to cinema on February 6, 1929, when Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., ascended the stage in Bovard Auditorium and delivered the opening lecture for the nation’s first . . .

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

Giordano Bruno

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, Mexico.
Plaza Giordano Bruno Filosofo (1548-1600) Fue precursor del conocimiento científico y adalid del libre pensamiento Muerto en la hoguera de la Inquisición en 17 de febrero de 1600 en Campo dei Fiori, Roma. Inaugurada el 17 de . . .

(Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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