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Theodora Tiffee Purkitt, M.D.

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Sacramento, California.
Theodora Tiffee Purkitt, M.D. Born in Sonoma County, Cal. July 12, 1856 Died at Willows, Cal. Feb. 8, 1923 Daughter of John Richard Tiffee and Rebecca Terrill Poage Tiffee Erected by her children under auspices of Willows . . .

(Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Gibson Stockade Well

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Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
Fort Gibson Stockade Well 1824 Rich In History and Romance Restored By Old Fort Club 1933

(Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jane Norris

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Sacramento, California.
Jane Norris 1832-1899 On April 11, 1865, a Sacramento woman hatched a secret plan to celebrate the end of the Civil War. Upon learning of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Northern troops, Jane Norris marched to the state . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Gibson

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Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
Originally built on this site by the United States Army, Colonel Matthew Arbuckle and the United States Infantry. Rebuilt by WPA and the State of Oklahoma in 1935-36. The exact duplicate of the original.

(Man-Made Features • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Telephones in 1886

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Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
The first commercial long distance telephone line in Oklahoma was placed in service here in 1886. It connected Fort Gibson with Tahlequah and Muskogee. The line was built by a company formed by a group of Cherokees, namely . . .

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

Old St. George's

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Old Saint George's (side 1) In 1729, in Oxford, England, a group of fiery, compelling preachers began the religious movement that would become Methodism. Preaching a message of repentance and conversion, men like Captain . . .

(African Americans • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Public Hands for Public Land

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Missoula, Montana.
Public Hands for Public Land Young Montanans Join Conservation Corps The Great Depression of the 1930s left many people unemployed, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt's “New Deal” created a relief program to put people back . . .

(Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Civil War Terrorist

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Albany, Kentucky.
Champ Ferguson born here in 1821. Guerrilla leader with Confederate leaning, but attacked supporters of both sides thruout Civil War in southern Ky., Tenn. Over 100 murders ascribed to Ferguson alone. Hunted by both CSA and . . .

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

The Paving Stone Archaeological Site

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Navy Yard, District of Columbia.
Diagonal Virginia Avenue, SE and rectangular Virginia Avenue Park are two of the many features that characterize the L'Enfant Plan. Eventually, cut granite block paving stones were installed on Virginia Avenue, SE and most . . .

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

The Shoe Industry in Elizabethtown

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Shoe manufacturing was an important industry in Elizabethtown's history. One of the first building lots in town as sold in 1763 to Fredrick Zetty, a shoemaker. He handcrafted custom leather shoes from hides purchased from . . .

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

County Named, 1835

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Albany, Kentucky.
For DeWitt Clinton, 1769-1828. In New York Senate, nine years; U.S. Senate, 1802-03, where he introduced XII Amendment, present method of electing U.S. president, vice president. Mayor, New York, nine years; leader, tax . . .

(Government • Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Governor's Birthplace

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near Albany, Kentucky.
Thomas E. Bramlette born near here on Jan. 3, 1817. State legislature in 1841. Appointed by Gov. John Crittenden as the commonwealth's attorney, 1848. Circuit judge, 1856-1860. Accepted Federal Army commission in 1861. . . .

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

Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Barnabas and Elizabeth Hughes, founding family of Elizabethtown, from County Donegal, Ireland, purchased the Bear Tavern trading post along the Conoy Creek from Lazarus Lowrey in 1753. Barnabas laid out the town, one of the . . .

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

Design of Elizabethtown

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
The town had a central square and a "diamond" pattern common to many newly founded Pennsylvania towns. Stakes in the ground identified boundaries of lots, streets, and alleys. Barnabas Hughes gave them names they still . . .

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

Crockett's Camp

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near Livingston, Tennessee.
Four miles south, near a cave in the creek bank, Robert Crockett, kinsman of David, had a hunting camp with two companions, reportedly Joseph Drake and Kasper Mansker, in 1769. Crockett was ambushed and killed by Indians. . . .

(Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

LCDR. Lee Cole

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Jacksonville, Florida.
The Freedom Tree With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to LCDR Lee Cole and all Prisoners of War And Missing in Action 1973

(Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Changes in Elizabethtown

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Elizabethtown was incorporated on April 13, 1827, and a railroad was built through the area in the 1830's. Elizabethtown College was established in 1899 and the Masonic Homes followed in 1911. The Borough began its life as . . .

(Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Tinker / John Shattuck

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Groton, Massachusetts.
(marker north side) John Tinker an original petitioner and one of the first selectmen of Groton built, prior to 1659, an Indian trading post about 500 yds easterly of this marker. The first settlement was made nearby soon . . .

(Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Industry in Elizabethtown

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
In the early 1900's the Klein Chocolate Company and several shoe factories opened in town. The last of the shoe factories closed in 1979, but Klein Chocolate became part of what is now Mars Chocolate and still plays an . . .

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

Elizabethtown

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
"Wood and coal produced steam that powered passenger trains through Elizabethtown for over 100 years. The 'Golden Age' of steam ended in 1938 when the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased safer, faster, cleaner electric . . .

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