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The Free Range Era of Ranching

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Lubbock, Texas.
After Indians and buffalo were removed in 1870s, several hundred cattlemen with small herds came to rolling plains near site of later Lubbock, to graze free range. Vital natural water sources were found east of the Caprock, . . .

(Agriculture • Animals • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Typical Homesteader Cabin

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Lubbock, Texas.
Built in 1883. Shows pioneer way of life -- with the basic room of field stone, for protection from blizzards. Shed rooms attached gave storage and extra room. After turn of century, and better living was possible, owner . . .

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

Site of the First Court Held in Mecklenburg County

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Charlotte, North Carolina.
Home of Thomas Spratt First person to cross the Yadkin River with wheels Here was born his daughter Anne Spratt first white child born between Catawba & Yadkin Rivers

(Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jewish Ghetto Gate

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, Germany.
Hier war das nördliche Tor zur Judengasse, in der Frankfurts Juden von 1462 bis zur Aufhebung des Ghettozwangs 1811 in großer Enge leben mußten. - Here was located the northern gate to "Jew's Lane", in which Frankfurt's . . .

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

The Barnes Dance

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Denver, Colorado.
The first traffic signal with a pedestrian "walk" component was installed here by Henry Barnes in 1952. The resultant diagonal crossing pattern was reminiscent of a square dance colloquially known as "the Barnes Dance." . . .

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

John P. Parker

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Ripley, Ohio.
Parker and Hood Foundry was owned by John P. Parker and William Hood. They manufactured many farm and household items. They produced 3 sizes of sugar mills. The sugar mills crushed sugar cane or sorghum. The juice extracted . . .

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

E is for Equitable

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Denver, Colorado.
Constructed in 1890-92, the Equitable building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has long been home to many of Denver’s most prestigious law firms and financial institutions, and is generally regarded as the . . .

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

The John P. Parker Family

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Ripley, Ohio.
John and Miranda had seven children. 1. John P. Parker, Jr. (1849–1871), Oberlin College. Died while in college. 2. Hale Giddings Parker (1851–1925), Oberlin College and Law School. Was Superintendent & Lawyer. 3. Cassius . . .

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

John P. Parker’s Early Life

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Ripley, Ohio.
• Born into slavery 1827 • First sold at age 8 • Forced to march from Norfolk Virginia to Mobile Alabama • Bought by a doctor • The doctor’s sons taught him to read and write • Learned the trade of iron moulding • Bought his . . .

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

Misery

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Denver, Colorado.
Before the coming of the rails, stagecoaches were a major form of passenger transportation to and from Denver. In 1878, Helen Hunt Jackson wrote, The public coaches are here, as everywhere, uncomfortable, overloaded, . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John P. Parker Memorial Park

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Ripley, Ohio.
John P. Parker (1827–1900). Born into slavery. Bought his freedom at the age of 18. Underground Railroad Conductor. He helped hundreds of freedom seekers. Mentor to Colonel Charles Young. There is quiet symbolism built into . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Solid Investment

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Denver, Colorado.
Charles Boettcher (1852-1948) was a German immigrant who played several key roles in the state’s economic development. He introduced the sugar beet industry to Colorado and established the Great Western Sugar Company. While . . .

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

Shock Treatment

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Denver, Colorado.
By 1886, Denver’s transportation system was becoming more sophisticated with the use of an electric streetcar system. However, by 1887 its use declined and this mode of transport was ultimately abandoned. The electricity was . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe

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Ripley, Ohio.
This tablet is erected to Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe. On Jan. 25th, 1865, as commander of a wooden gun boat The Hunchback, he attacked alone two Confederate Iron Clads which retreated up the James. Admiral Fyffe always held . . .

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

U.S. Post Office 1882-1885 / 1890-1894

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Eureka, California.
This was the first building expressly constructed for the Eureka Post Office Postmaster Frederick Aze, (served as Eureka postmaster for 17 years.) motivated by cramped and ill suited facilities at 612 Second St. had this . . .

(Communications • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Origins

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Denver, Colorado.
Clark, Gruber and Company printed gold notes as well as producing $2.50, $5 and $20 gold pieces. After private mints were outlawed in 1864, the federal government took over the job as the Denver Mint. Clark, Gruber and Co. . . .

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

Col. Benjamin Birdsall

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Massapequa, New York.
Revolutionary Soldier Col. Benjamin Birdsall 1775-1783

(War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Boom and Bust

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Denver, Colorado.
The downtown skyline was transformed in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the Denver economy boomed based on the price of oil. As oil prices fell below $10/barrel in 1986, Denver’s economy contracted. In 1986, the Denver . . .

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

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

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Denver, Colorado.
Overnight, paper empires collapsed. Prominent businessman Claude Boettcher borrowed $2 million in life insurance and plunged into the market to recoup his losses. Fifty-six of Colorado’s 174 state and national banks closed their doors.

(20th Century • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Residence of General Granville Moody

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Ripley, Ohio.
This tablet marks the residence of General Granville Moody, ‘The Fighting Parson,’ preacher and soldier. At the laying of the cornerstone of the Methodist Church, like Elijah of old, he prayed that an impending storm be . . .

(Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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