Clinton, South Carolina. (side 1) This congregation can trace its roots to Zion Church, est. in 1826 in Laurens County. Its founding took place during the expansion associated with the Second Great Awakening. In 1854, this Methodist congregation . . .
, Mexico. Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís ”Parroquia del Valle de San Francisco” Se sabe que desde el año 1600 se llevaron a cabo bautismos en el lugar, habiendo quien atendiera las primeras necesidades de culto que se presentaban . . .
(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Forest City, Iowa. The Union soldier was purchased by the Women's Relief Corps (WRC) in 1899, unveiled June 29, 1900 and dedicated July 5, 1900. The local WRC Chapter was founded in 1891 with the object of caring for Union soldiers of the . . .
(Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Rockford, Illinois. When President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated Memorial Hall on June 3, 1903, it marked the first time that a sitting Chief Executive of the United States had visited Rockford. (Both Lincoln and Grant had come here during the . . .
Tallahassee, Florida. This house was constructed in 1843, probably by George Proctor, a free black builder. Attorney Thomas Hagner and his bride Catherine Gamble became the home's first residents the following year. Immediately after the Civil . . .
(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Somerset, Ohio. Nellie Sheridan was born into a traditional Irish family but was not content to fill the usual role of a 19th century woman working only inside the home. Somerset's first female postmaster and one of the youngest one in U.S. . . .
(Civil Rights • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
Dubuque, Iowa. Julien Dubuque was born on January 10, 1762 at Trios Rivieres near Quebec, Canada. In 1788, he established a trading post and lead mining smelter at the mouth of Catfish Creek. He was active in fur trading and lead mining . . .
Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Honored admired and respected for his character ability and sportsmanship. 1956 Winter Olympics Italy speed skating 1956 Summer Olympics Australia cycling Donated by friends and the people of Fitchburg
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Rochelle, Illinois. In 1913, Carl Fisher proposed the "Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway". Eager to put America on wheels, executives from automobile and tire manufacturers quickly joined in the effort. At the inaugural meeting on July 1, 1913, the . . .
Rochelle, Illinois. During the 19th century, cities usually had descent roads, but rural roads were often little more than muddy trails. Bicyclist's and railroad companies began calling for good roads in the 1880s, but American road building . . .
Rochelle, Illinois. The evolution of the road changed the look of America with the development of roadside industries. As motoring became a way o f life, the local filling station was welcomed sight to travelers. Service stations and garages . . .
Sedona, Arizona. Cattle ranching and cowboys were a major part of early Sedona life. Cattle grazed mostly on Forest Service land via grazing permits. In the early days there were no fences or corrals so the stock mixed together for miles . . .
Rochelle, Illinois. Rochelle was a natural forefront to major automobile transportation and grew to earn the name of the "Hub City" because of its location at the intersection of several major transportation routes. The "Hub" began with the . . .
Rockford, Illinois. The field bunkers were used in World War I for spotting mortar and 37mm cannon fire. Soldiers would sit in the bunkers and wait to see if the shooters had hit their targets. Then the soldiers by field telephone would . . .
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New York, New York. A designated New York City landmark, this Queen Anne-style building opened on October 15, 1885 as the Young Men’s Institute, a branch of the YMCA. Featuring a gymnasium, bowling alley, library, entertainment hall, and . . .
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