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Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Graduated Yale College, 1740. Pastor Congregational Church, Groton, Connecticut, 1749 - 1772. First Pastor Wilkes-Barre Congregation (subsequently First Presbyterian) 1772 - 1797. He made missionary journeys to the Six . . .

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

Carlos J. Finlay

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Miami Beach, Florida.
Carlos J. Finlay 1833-1915 Who discovered the transmission of yellow fever by the mosquito and made it posible to ovecome such a terrible scourge The world regards this Cuban scientist as a great benefactor of humanity . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

José Martí

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Miami Beach, Florida.
Jose Marti 1853-1895 A tribute from all Cubans and Latin Americans in exile honoring his inspired patriotic life devoted to freedom and justice for all “No son bellas las playas del destierro hasta que se les dice ¡Adios!” . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge

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Roanoke, Virginia.
Facing the railroad tracks, west is to your left where you see the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge. Originally called the Henry Street Bridge, it spans the tracks to connect historic Henry Street with First Street . . .

(African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • Civil Rights • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Melvin J. Richard

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Miami Beach, Florida.
Melvin J. Richard Melvin J. Richard came to Miami Beach in 1926 at the age of 14. His first labor for the young city was digging ditches for its water pipes, at 35 cents an hour. In 1934, at age 22, he became the 6th . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Barbara Baer Capitman

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Miami Beach, Florida.
Barbara Baer Capitman This plaque, unveiled in February 2018, commemorates the completion of the second major rehabilitation of the Cardozo Hotel. The first Art Deco jewel, in which Mrs Capitman initiated her passionate . . .

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

Barbara Baer Capitman

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Miami Beach, Florida.
Barbara Baer Capitman 1920-1990 Writer Artist Preservationist Founder of the Miami Design Preservation League 1976 She led the crusade to establish the Miami Beach Art Deco District Sculpture by her mother Myrtle Bachrach . . .

(Architecture • Man-Made Features • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church

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near Clarkston, Michigan.
This church structure, one of the oldest in the Detroit Presbytery, was erected by a church building society which was organized on January 20, 1855. A fine example of the classic New England church, it was dedicated in . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77)

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Lexington, Kentucky.
"Winningest" coach in history of college basketball. Native Kansan who played under famed coach "Phog" Allen. Head coach at UK, 1930-72. Won 4 NCAA titles, won or tied SEC crown 27 times; coach of 1948 US Olympic team that . . .

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

The Kawaiisu

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Tehachapi, California.
The first people to inhabit the Tehachapi area called themselves Nuwa, which means “the people.” Known as Kawaiisu by neighboring tribes, they are of Shoshonean stock and speak a version of Uto-Aztecan language. . . .

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

Casa Casuarina

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Miami Beach, Florida.
Casa Casuarina 1930 1226 Ocean Drive A modern adaptation of the Alcazar de Colon home of the Columbus family in Santo Domingo: the arms are copied from the Tomb of Columbus in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. The brick above . . .

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

Gold and Blue Star Families

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Montpelier, Ohio.
In recognition of all Americans who support those who defend our freedom

(Military) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Railroad and the Tehachapi Loop

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Tehachapi, California.
The Tehachapi Pass played an important part in the race to build the first transcontinental railroad. In the south, construction was stopped at Caliente by what appeared as an insurmountable barrier, allowing the northern . . .

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

Christ Church Cathedral

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Lexington, Kentucky.
First Episcopal church in Ky., founded in 1796. Present Gothic structure, completed in 1848, was built by John McMurtry. Thomas Lewinski, architect. The Rev. James Moore was first rector and first president of Transylvania . . .

(Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Main Building

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Opened in 1882 and known as the Main or College Building, it contained classrooms, offices, and a chapel for student assemblies. Designed by architect H. P. McDonald and built of brick fashioned from campus clays and stone . . .

(Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

22 South 3rd Street

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

Early Settlers

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Tehachapi, California.
California became a state in 1850. Settlers could lay claim to land by homestead, timber, mining and pre-emption rights. John and Amanda Brite were the first permanent settlers in the Tehachapi area, arriving in 1854 from . . .

(Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Market Square Presbyterian Church

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Market Square Presbyterian Church was established in 1794 as the English Presbyterian Congregation of Harrisburg, the first of its denomination in the city. After meeting at various locations in the early years, the . . .

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

Sashabaw Cemetery

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near Clarkston, Michigan.
Although burials were made here as early as 1836 it was 1849 before residents of Sashibaw Plains formed Sashabaw Burial Association for purposes of "fencing, improving, ornamenting, and keeping the burying ground ... in . . .

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

Mining, Gold, Salt and Limestone

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Tehachapi, California.
In 1859 and 1860 miners drifted into the area from the Kern River Valley. They found gold and silver in the hills and canyons of the Tehachapi Range. In 1876 the Tehachapi Mining District was formed. In 1877, J.J. . . .

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