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Elizabeth Area Veterans Memorial

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
This memorial is dedicated to all persons who served in the Armed Forces to preserve freedom and democracy of the United States of America World War I George S. Alwine Abram B. Brandt Guy Culp Walter F. Eshelman Abraham W. . . .

(War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

In Memoriam

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
This tablet is erected in memory of two citizens of Elizabethtown who were posthumously awarded our nations highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry & intrepidity in action at the . . .

(War, Korean • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Brethren

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
The Brethren movement started in 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany when a group of Pietists of Reformed and Lutheran background adopted an anabaptist church organization. Due to severe repression and economic necessity, virtually . . .

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

Jacob Gottwals Francis (1870-1958)

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
In 1898, J.G. Francis of Oaks, Pennsylvania, then in his late twenties, a free minister of the Green Tree Church of the Brethren, traveled on bicycle throughout eastern Pennsylvania and the eastern shore of Maryland . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mary Zug Francis (1870-1958)

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Mary Zug, the wife of J.G. Francis, was the daughter of Michael and Mary Frantz Zug. She lived at a time when social changes were a challenge to many long held traditions and customs. Though she was a woman of strong . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

David M. Mayer House

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
David M. Mayer (1836-1891) began construction of his original home in 1867. In 1870, David purchased the 203 acres where the house sits from his father, Martin Mayer. He married Katherine F. Hunsucker in 1868 and had two . . .

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

Mayer Cemetery

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
This 50 ft × 60 ft graveyard, surrounded by an iron fence, contains 21 headstones and 17 foot stones in the enclosure. Some of the inscriptions on sandstone markers are now unable to be deciphered due to weathering and . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Belmont Quarry

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
In the later 19th century, David M. Mayer, owner of Belmont Farm, began his lime kiln operation to aid local farmers in fertilizing the rich Lancaster County soil with needed lime. To fuel his lime kilns, Mayer excavated . . .

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

Belmont Lime kiln

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
These lime kilns were built in the late 19th century for the purpose of making lime. Broken limestone was dumped into the top and heated to approximately 1500F degrees in the chambers or "pots". At this point the stone was . . .

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

B. F. Good/P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
B.F. Good/P. Lorillard Tobacco Warehouse built in 1899 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

Lancaster Rotary Park: 100 years of Rotary International

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
On February 23, 1905 Rotary International, the world's first and largest non-profit service organization was founded. Paul Harris met with three of his friends in Chicago, Illinois, to promote business fellowship. The name . . .

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

Bayou Vermilion District

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
THE BAYOU VERMILION DISTRICT The historic village at Vermilionville is administered by the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District (LPBVD). The Louisiana state legislature created the district in 1984 in an effort to . . .

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

Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad, 1834

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
This narrow stretch of land from here to Harrisburg Avenue was part of the state's first chartered public railroad, providing a vital ink to Lancaster's city center. Now known as Mayor Janice C. Stork Corridor Park, this is . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Thaddeus Stevens

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Philanthropy An important part of Thaddeus Stevens' legacy is his philanthropy. Throughout his life he could never recall the poverty and discrimination of his childhood without great pain. Its effect was to sensitize him . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Broussard House

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
BROUSSARD HOUSE: A Large Acadian Plantation Home La Maison Broussard dates to 1790, and is the oldest building in Vermilionville. It was the home of Armand Broussard, who immigrated to Louisiana as a child from Acadian . . .

(African Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mentzer Building

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Mentzer Building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1889

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This site honors the Sister City Relationship between Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Eberbach, Germany

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
This site honors the Sister City Relationship between Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Eberbach, Germany. This relationship was established in 1976 as part of the Ephrata Bicentennial Celebration. Eberbach is the birthplace of . . .

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

Ephrata Veterans Memorial

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
We fought for purity courage and justice

(Military) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Buller House

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
Buller House: A Creole Style House This Creole style house was built in 1807 on land acquired by Joseph Buller near Prairie Ronde in St. Landry Parish. It contains several characteristics of the Creole architectural style . . .

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

The Forge

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Forge: A Utilitarian Space for Hot Dirty Work This recreated building represents a blacksmith shop, which was essential to ct working farm, vacherie (ranch), or plantation in rural southwestern Louisiana. The building's . . .

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