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Princess White Deer

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Sparta, New Jersey.
"Greetings. Ten years ago on this very spot, I invoked the Great Spirit to look kindly upon the efforts of those who brought about this colony. I asked the sun to shine brightly, the rain to fall gently, and the breezes to . . .

(Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

La maison urbaine en Nouvelle-France / The Urban House in New France

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Rimouski, Quebec.
Née de la lutte contre le feu, la maison qui se dégage dans les villes de la colonie au XVIIIe siècle est aussi un habitat, dont la forme et la distribution imposent aux «Canadiens» les conventions et usages de l'art . . .

(Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old Sausalito City Hall / 1894 Old City Hall

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Sausalito, California.
Old Sausalito City Hall Constructed in the year of 1894 for Bank of Sausalito & deeded to the city of Sausalito in 1915 Restored in 1974 for Topps & Trowsers Plant Bros. Corp. General Contractors 1894 Old City Hall . . .

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

John Mason Brewer

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Goliad, Texas.
Distinguished African American scholar and writer, John Mason Brewer, preserved African American culture with his literary and historical work in the 20th century. Born on March 24, 1896, in Goliad, Brewer's parents, J.H. . . .

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

Anoka Post Office

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Anoka, Minnesota.
This building was designed by U.S. Government architect James Knox Taylor. It is a textbook example of Georgian Revival style architecture with its massive rectangular size, brick façade, cornice, arched windows, modillions . . .

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

Welcome to the City Gate

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, Israel.
The entrance to the fortified city from the time of the kings of Judah was via an impressive gateway enclosure consisting of an outer and an inner gatehouse, between which was an open paved plaza. The gateway was the beating . . .

(Anthropology • Forts, Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mason's Garage

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Sausalito, California.
Built as a garage for ferry commuters. At various times it also housed a Chinese gambling hall, indoor golf course, and way station for rum runners. It became an indoor shopping complex in the 1960's, one of the first . . .

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

Confronting Enemy Threats - the City’s Fortifications

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, Israel.
Lachish was situated close to the western border of the Kingdom of Judah, facing the Philistines cities and on the to Egypt. Because of the city’s location, the kings of Judah built particularly strong fortifications for it, . . .

(Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gourdsville / Gilbertsboro

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Gourdsville, Alabama.
Gourdsville / Gilbertsboro Gourdsville is the colorful place-name of one of the earliest settlements in Limestone County. It was little more than a camp of shanties established by intruders on the Chickasaw lands who were . . .

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

Bank of Sausalito

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Sausalito, California.
Built to house Sausalito's one-time community bank. It's sandstone and marble exterior and neo-classical details are typical of the grand banking temples of the 1920's. Original exterior unaltered.

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

Becker Building

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Sausalito, California.
Built by Christopher Becker, early Sausalito businessman and political figure. Becker housed his stationary store below and his office above — a common practice in his time. The bay windows and neo-classical details typify . . .

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

Mission San Francisco de la Espada

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San Antonio, Texas.
On this spot early pioneers of San Antonio gathered in time of danger and also when they came to worship in the chapel of San Francisco de la Espada. This lot was donated to the Archdiocese of San Antonio by the heirs of . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Might and Authority - the Royal Palace

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, Israel.
The palace apparently served as the seat of the city’s governor representing the king of Judah. The huge palace complex from the time of King Hezekiah extended over more than 12.5 dunams (1.25 hectares) and included a large . . .

(Forts, Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

General August C. Buchel

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Cuero, Texas.
(Marker Front) Educated in stern military schools of Prussia. Was in French Legion and Army of Turkey. Knighted in Spain after work in Carlist Wars. Came to Texas 1845. In Mexican War 1846-47. Later became Port of Lavaca . . .

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

Freaks! Assassins! Giant Squids!

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New York, New York.
In 1881, Worth’s Museum and Congress of Living and Intimate Curiosities opened at 101 Bowery. Like other dime museums which lined the Bowery, Worth’s offered a variety of freakish amusements, such as the largest specimen of . . .

(Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"I'm Not A Nice Girl"

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New York, New York.
You are standing at the former site of the Blossom Restaurant and barber shop shown in Berenice Abbott’s iconic Depression era photograph, one of several Bowery images in her influential Changing New York series. An Ohio . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

“A Carnival Of Debauchery!”

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New York, New York.
You are standing in front of what was once George Geoghegan’s Saloon, NYC’s most notorious bare knuckle boxing saloon. An Irish-born street-slugger-turned-professional boxer, Geoghegan (pronounced gay-gen), used his fame and . . .

(Entertainment • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ghosts And Occasional Mayhem

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New York, New York.
This anchor of the Bowery was, in the 19th Century, a hosiery shop where one clerk stabbed another; then a beer hall where bartender Schaefer was arrested twice for selling beer on Sunday; then a theater whose name changed . . .

(Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Man Survives Leap From Brooklyn Bridge!

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New York, New York.
You are standing in front of the former site of bridge jumper Steve Brodie’s Saloon. A fast-talking former Five Points street tough turned con man and gambler who had fallen into debt, Brodie took a dare to jump off the . . .

(Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Anti-Slavery Work In Federal Era Houses

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New York, New York.
The twin Federal-era houses at 144/136 Bowery are linked to the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Movement preceding the Civil War. Among the oldest structures in Manhattan, they were built by the Delaplaine family, with . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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