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Founding Site of First Baptist Church of Goliad

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Goliad, Texas.
A group of twelve Baptists met under an oak tree one block west of the Goliad town square on this site in May 1849. The Rev. John Freeman Hillyer officiated at the meeting, during which the twelve organized the first Baptist . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Thelma Laura Pugh-Lindholm

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George West, Texas.
A fourth-generation Texan, Thelma Pugh-Lindholm descended from Irish emigrants Thomas and Margaret (McCann) Pugh, who purchased from empresarios McMullen and McGloin in 1835 a Mexican league and labor of land across the . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Founders Square

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, Mexico.
Plaza de los Fundadores Esta plaza se llama así en honor a los fundadores de San Luis Potosí: Fray Diego de la Magdalena, Juan de Oñate y el Capitán Miguel Caldera, que fueron quienes congregaron en este sitio, de manera . . .

(Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Conrad-Brevellier Houses

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Erie, Pennsylvania.
Prominent German born brewer Charles M. Conrad (1841-1910), whose home was on armory site, built these houses for two daughters and their brother husbands--502 designed 1898 by Erie architect Jos. Frank for Katherine Conrad . . .

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

Brewery Lane

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Erie, Pennsylvania.
For 66 years, this was the entry to a brewery. First, in 1852 with Jacob Fuess (1827-1863) Brewery. Succeeded in 1863 by his German immigrant step-son Charles M. Conrad (1841-1910), becoming National Brewery that by 1895 . . .

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

Judah Colt House

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Erie, Pennsylvania.
Hon. Judah Colt (1761-1832), one of Erie County's earliest citizens, settled at Colt Station, 1796, as the agent for Pennsylvania Population Co., the county's first land developer. Moved to Borough of Erie, 1804, serving as . . .

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

Capitán Miguel Caldera

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, Mexico.
Al Capitan Miguel Caldera franciscanos pacificadores de la region quienes con el apoyo de un grupo de tlaxcaltecas incorporaron a los guachichiles a la gran comunidad hispanica al fundar aqui el pueblo de San Luis Minas del . . .

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

von Buseck House

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Erie, Pennsylvania.
This Saltbox style farm house was built about 1815 in West Millcreek, south of Wheaton Rd. (later Knobloch Rd. now W. 38th St.), on land owned by Irish immigrant John Nicholson (1764-1828) who came to Erie County in 1797. . . .

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

A Walk in the Park

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
An Idea is Born State Representative Karl Boyes and his wife, Sue, often visited Presque Isle to enjoy the natural beauty. Unfortunately there was no place in the park for them to enjoy their hobbies of bicycling and jogging . . .

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

Leo's Landing

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
From Boats to Birds This small sandpit, encompassing 18 acres of wetlands, is known today as Leo's Landing. Historically, it was known as the West Boat Livery. Leo Hess and others operated the West Boat Livery and docks here . . .

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

Loreto Chapel / Jesuit Temple / Former Jesuit Convent and School

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, Mexico.
Capilla de Loreto Esta capilla, dedicada a la devoción Jesuita a la Santísima Virgen de Loreto, es una de las más bellas del país debido a su rica fachada barroca.Terminada hacia 1717, originalmente albergó una réplica de la . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Expanding Erie

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
Water for a Growing City As the industrial revolution brought tremendous growth to the city of Erie, the need for a more reliable water supply became apparent. A water intake was constructed in the bay in 1867. After . . .

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

Nineteenth Century Building

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, Mexico.
Edificación Decimonónica Es una muestra típica de las casas potosinas de la época del porfiriato, que se caracterizaron por tener el nivel de piso interior elevado con respecto al nivel de la calle para dar cabida al sótano; . . .

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The Pump House

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
How It Works This area was once the working hub of the water system for the city of Erie. Water was drawn from Lake Erie into these settling ponds to your left and right. From the ponds the water would travel to the Chestnut . . .

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

A Century of Recreation

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Erie, Pennsylvania.
Pump House Park Historically, these ponds functioned as settling basins to help clean drinking water. Over time, park visitors were able to enjoy this area for its recreation. Amenities included a bathhouse, band shell, and . . .

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Fishing on the Sweet Sea

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
Early Fishing in Erie Fishing on Lake Erie is as old as the first Eriez Indian to set foot on the sandy shores of Presque Isle. The Eriez used log canoes and harvested the fish with spears and basket-traps. Early European . . .

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Central Christian Church

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, Mexico.
Iglesia Cristiana Central Este templo, obra del Ingeniero Russel P.Cook, es un extraordinario ejemplo de la arquitectura neogótica. Cabe destacar el magnífico trabajo de cantería en sus muros almohadillados, la carpintería . . .

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Aranzazú Square

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, Mexico.
Plaza de Aranzazú Aquí, en la parte posterior del convento de San Francisco, se encontraban los corrales, las caballerizas y la “Puerta Falsa” del mismo. La plaza fue inaugurada er 14 de diciembre de 1970. El proyecto es de . . .

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And the Misery begins...

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Realities of War The citizens of Erie saluted Perry's men upon their victorious return to Presque Isle Bay, but the celebration was short-lived. The local courthouse was converted into a makeshift hospital for the . . .

(War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Perry Monument: A Beacon of the Community

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near Erie, Pennsylvania.
Perry Monument commemorates the victory of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. Erected by the Continental Construction Company of Erie and dedicated September 10, . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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