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Barrington Plantation

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near Washington, Texas.
Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, bought 1,107 acres here from M. Austin Bryan in 1844. This site, named "Barrington" for Jones' birthplace in Massachusetts, was the "White House of Texas" from . . .

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

Andrew Robinson, Sr.

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Washington, Texas.
First settler of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists to arrive in Texas. Came November 1821 with his wife Nancy and 2 children. In 1824 he received title to over 9,000 acres of land and was made a Captain in the colonial . . .

(Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Casa José Antonio Navarro

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San Antonio, Texas.
Casa José Antonio Navarro has been designated a National Historic Landmark Home of statesman and historian José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871), signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a writer of the State . . .

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

George Campbell Childress

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Washington, Texas.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, January 8, 1804. Died in Galveston, Texas, October 6, 1841. Before coming to Texas in December 1835, he assisted in raising funds and securing volunteers for the Army of Texas. Delegate from the . . .

(War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Braden Castle Ruins

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Bradenton, Florida.
Dr. Joseph Addison Braden, physician, and native Virginian, came from Tallahassee to the Manatee River in the early 1840’s. By 1850 he had acquired approximately 900 acres of land and built a steam operated sugar and grist . . .

(Architecture • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Smokehouse, Syrup Kettle and Sugar Cane Mill

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Bradenton, Florida.
A smokehouse was a necessary part of every rural pioneer home in early American history due to the lack of refrigeration for fresh meat storage. As part of the preservation process, cuts of meat, primarily pork and sausage, . . .

(Agriculture • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Long Pier Veterans Memorial

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Bradenton, Florida.
“The Long Pier Dedicated To Our Veterans Past, Present & Future Who Protect Our Freedom

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Shaping the City

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Little Falls, New York.
The Burrell family were leading businessmen in Little Falls for generations. Their work as cheese producers, brokers, and suppliers helped to make this city a national center for the dairy industry in the late nineteenth and . . .

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

The Marketplace

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New York, New York.
The US Custom House stands on the same ground as Fort Amsterdam, which was occupied by the Dutch in 1626 to secure their control for trade in the increasingly valuable harbor. At that time, the Dutch depended upon the native . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Washington County

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Washington, Texas.
To the memory of those courageous souls, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention held here March 1-17, 1836 who declared Texas free, organized a Republic, and framed its constitution Jessie B. Badgett Dr. George . . .

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

William L. Dodson

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Rosemead, California.
One of our most flamboyant residents. The son of one of the earliest pioneer families that settled in the area. Most of his young life was spent taking care of his invalid mother, keeping up with all the household duties, . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

General Manuel Cepeda Peraza

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, Mexico.
Al Gral. Manuel Cepeda Peraza Que en la época aciaca del Imperio Franco-Austriaco hizo de esta humilde morada la cuna de Revolucion Republicana de 1867. Dedica esta lapida conmemorativa el Circulo de Estudiantes de esta . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

William R. Dodson

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Rosemead, California.
Served with gallantry and distinction during the Civil War for the Confederacy, Arkansas cavalry, rising to the rank of Captain. Arrived in El Monte in 1868. Proprietor of the very popular Dodson Hotel (previously the El . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Harem

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, Mexico.
El Harén La numeración de fines del siglo XIX acabó por poner 64 a la calle de la ermita y en su cruce con la 75 sufre una desviación llamada “de punta de diamante”. Por el lado izquierdo se prolonga varias calles hacia el . . .

(Entertainment • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Arnold House

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Ventura, California.
Former Ventura County Supervisor Mathew H. Arnold built this home for his wife Eliza in 1906. The Colonial Revival details include Doric porch columns, curved brackets under boxed eaves and unique detailing in front of the . . .

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

Schweinfurter Schlachtschüssel / The Schweinfurt “Slaughter Pot”

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, Germany.
Im Gasthof “Zum Goldenen Stern”, der bis 1959 hier stand, erfand Georg Josua Schwanhäuser (1796-1876) Gastwirt und hochgeachteter Bürger unserer Stadt im Jahre 1840 die berühmte Schweinfurter Schlachtschüssel. Er war . . .

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

The Genesee

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Rochester, New York.
Full many fair and famous streams beneath the sun there be, But more to us than any seems our own dear Genesee. We love her banks and stately falls, for to our minds they bring Our dear old Alma Mater's halls, where sweetest . . .

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

Jack Rose

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Ventura, California.
On this site in 1947, pioneer Veutura merchant Jack Rose built what was said to be the largest and most contemporary women's apparel store on the Pacific Coast. Designed by renowned architect Arthur Froehlich, the . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Center of the State of Wisconsin

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Pittsville, Wisconsin.
In the early 1950's Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr. frequently visited the Pittsville area. On one such trip he proclaimed Pittsville to be the exact center of the State by Official Proclamation on the 27th of June, 1952. . . .

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

Karl Landsteiner

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, Germany.
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(Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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