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Life on the Florida Frontier: The Stephens Family

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Bradenton, Florida.
For much of Florida’s history, the home was essential to all family activities and to survival. This included the care of children, preparation of meals, protection from the elements, and entertainment. Families gathered in . . .

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

Bing Rooming House

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Plant City, Florida.
The Bing Rooming House was built in 1928, during the period of Plant City's railroad expansion. This two-story, thirteen-room house is a good example of Frame Vernacular construction, typical of that period, and is decorated . . .

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

Bethune Beach

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Welcome to Volusia County's Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park—once part of a nationally known African-American resort. Named for a noted educator and presidential advisor, this spot gave black people a place of their own when . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Woodward and Lothrop "Woodies" Colorization Project

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Penn Quarter, District of Columbia.
Built in 1902, the original Woodward & Lothrop "Woodies" Department Store fronting on G street was designed by nationally recognized architect Henry Ives Cobb and remains a striking example of the Gilded Age in Washington, . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Indian Mission

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Sebewaing, Michigan.
Here, on July 1, 1845, three Lutheran missionaries, Reverend Johann J. F. Auch, Reverend J. Simon Dumser, and Reverend George Sinke, arrived. The Lutheran leader, Reverend Friedrich Schmid, sent them from Ann Arbor to . . .

(Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sebewaing Township Hall

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Sebewaing, Michigan.
Sebewaing Township was organized in 1853. In 1877 the board resolved to use “liquor money” to build this township hall. The atypical two-story town hall included voting booths, a courtroom, a jury room, a jail, and a meeting . . .

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

Abraham Lincoln

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Bay City, Michigan.
Abraham Lincoln Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic and The Women Who Served Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War 1861-1865 Lincoln’s Address Delivered at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, November . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

House of the Primogeniture of de la Canal

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, Mexico.
Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal La residencia y los terrenos a donde fue construida pertenecieron a la familia y Mayorazgo de la Canal, a través de tres de sus generaciones, encabezadas por Manuel Tomás de la Canal y Bueno de . . .

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

George H. & Elva Shearer House

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Bay City, Michigan.
George began as a laborer in his father James' lumber business, eventually managing what became Shearer Brothers when his brother James B. joined the firm. The lumber, real estate and insurance company operated out of the . . .

(Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

City Point National Cemetery

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Hopewell, Virginia.
City Point National Cemetery "The busiest place in Dixie" City Point, Virginia, played a significant role in the final year of the Civil War. General-in-Chief of the Union Army Ulysses S. Grant established his headquarters . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Keit's Florist

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Bay City, Michigan.
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Keit’s Florist founded in 1856 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the . . .

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

Joseph Lewis Lemen, Jr.

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Williamsport, Maryland.
In memory of Joseph Lewis Lemen, Jr. 1920 - 1945 Killed in Action World War II A # — Bells — D # of the Te Deum Peal

(War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Watkins' Ferry

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Falling Waters, West Virginia.
By an act of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1744, a ferry was established extending from the mouth of the Canagochego Creek in Maryland across the Patowmack to the Evan Watkins Landing, about 250 yards southeast. This . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

West Virginia

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Falling Waters, West Virginia.
"The Mountain State"—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, . . .

(Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

At All Hours

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Williamsport, Maryland.
It shall be their duty, at all hours, by night as well as by day, to pass all boats and floats presenting themselves at their locks. Charles Mercer, President, C&O Canal Company Every time his boat passed through a lock, a . . .

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

Honor Roll

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Williamsport, Maryland.
Erected and dedicated to the memory of the boys from The Williamsport District who gave their lives or their services in the World War 1914 — 1918 Anderson, William Mc. Ardinger, Kenneth E. Bair, Shafer B. Baker, Edward L. . . .

(African Americans • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

WWII

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Williamsport, Maryland.
[Left plaque:] Honoring all veterans of Washington County Maryland who fought to retain the freedom of the United States of America, and saved the world from tyrrany. The great armies of World War II were made up of . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cross Country Connections

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Bay City, Michigan.
Before the advent of the World Wide Web, indeed even before the advent of telephones and automobiles, it was the railroad that kept us connected. Communities to communities. Businesses to customers. People to one another. . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The John Brown Bell

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Williamsport, Maryland.
In May 1861, Company I, 13th Massachusetts Infantry was on patrol in Harpers Ferry, and found the engine house where John Brown's raid ended on October 17, 1859. The bell was still in place, and knowing their hometown hook . . .

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

The Springfield Farm

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Williamsport, Maryland.
In 1987 the Town of Williamsport purchased the heart of what was once the large and successful farming operation at Springfield Farm. Springfield Barn is one of the largest barns in the state of Maryland. This enormous . . .

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