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Patriot-Pioneer

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near Carlisle, Kentucky.
Site of home and grave of Major Geo. M. Bedinger over on hilltop. Born Pa. 1756. Died 1843. Officer War of Revolution. In defense of Boonesborough, 1779, and at siege of Yorktown, 1781. In 1784 came back to Ky. First to . . .

(Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Colored Orphan Industrial Home

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Led by Mrs. E. Belle Mitchell Jackson, orphan home opened here 1894. Orphans and other black youth learned to read and write and acquired a trade; also refuge for elderly women. By 1909 home consisted of 18 acres and 2 brick . . .

(African Americans • Education • Notable Places • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pilgrim Baptist Church

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Midway, Kentucky.
This church was organized on the second Sunday in January 1872 by Reverend James Knox Polk and 16 charter members. Rev. Polk was pastor for 47 years until his death in 1918. First church located on Parrish St. (now Walnut . . .

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

The Templin-Bradley Company

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Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1907, the Templin-Bradley Company’s Children’s Flower Mission was developed in response to the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program, supplying seed packets for 1 cent each — commonly referred to as Penny Packet . . .

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

Inlet Locks

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Bethesda, Maryland.
Seven dams and one steam pump were built along the river to funnel water into the canal. In times of drought or low water, usually during the height of summer, river levels dropped dramatically. The canal could not get . . .

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

A Way for Fish

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Bethesda, Maryland.
If you walk down the short path to the water's edge and look upriver to your right, you can see Snake Island in the middle of Little Falls Dam. Just behind the island, hidden underwater, is a fishway—a passage that enables . . .

(Animals • Environment • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 3

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near Arlington, Virginia.
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791 - 1792

(Political Subdivisions) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

LGBT Civil Rights Movement

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Cleveland, Ohio.
This block of W 29th Street was home to Cleveland’s vibrant LGBT community and central to the development of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. In 1988, the Striebinger Building, at 1418 W. 29th, housed Cleveland’s . . .

(Civil Rights • Entertainment • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jacob E. Freeman

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Prairie View, Texas.
In response to the political, social and economic turmoil in Texas and the South after the Civil War, the federal government enacted the Reconstruction Act on March 2, 1867. Many local and state officials were removed from . . .

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

Alexander’s Musee

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New York, New York.
You are standing at the former site of Alexander’s Musee, a popular dime museum that in 1886 presented the singer/dancer/acrobat/musician/comedian Billy Kersands, the first African American performer to achieve nationwide . . .

(African Americans • Architecture • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Thomas Satterwhite Noble

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Boyhood home of prominent American historical painter and portraitist. Noble (1835-1907) was first Director of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He studied in Louisville under Samuel W. Price, in France under Thomas Couture, . . .

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

Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery

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Cleveland, Ohio.
Ohio City was originally part of Brooklyn Township, which was founded by Richard Lord and Josiah Barber in 1818. The township population increased rapidly with the completion of the Ohio Canal in 1832. The “City of Ohio” . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old Morrison / Transylvania Alumni

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Old Morrison An early Greek Revival design by Kentucky architect Gideon Shryock. Trustee and teacher Henry Clay guided construction supported by bequest of Col. James Morrison. Work on building slowed by cholera epidemic of . . .

(Architecture • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery

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Cleveland, Ohio.
The grand Gothic Revival gateway arch that frames the entrance was constructed in 1874. The arch is virtually identical to the one constructed at the Erie Street Cemetery. These gateways were designed by the architect Joseph . . .

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

Saint Ignatius High School

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Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1886, Bishop Richard Gilmour (1824-1891) of the Roman Catholic diocese of Cleveland requested that the Jesuit superior of Buffalo establish a high school on Cleveland’s west side. The Jesuits, an order of the Roman . . .

(Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Architects Shryock / Another Shryock

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Architects Shryock "Best known surname in Kentucky architecture is Shryock." Family home, erected by Matthias Shryock (1774-1833), here. Designed first Episcopal church in city, 1814, and Mary Todd Lincoln home on W. Main. . . .

(Architecture • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / George Shannon

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky George Shannon George Shannon, youngest member of the 1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition, studied at Transylvania Univ. and practiced law in Lexington. His office was in Jordan’s Row on Upper . . .

(Exploration • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lexington Named / Lexington Settled

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Lexington Named In early June of 1775, a party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped near here on a branch of Elkhorn Creek. Upon hearing of the colonists' victory at Lexington, Mass., on April 19, 1775, they . . .

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lexington's First Airport

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Halley Field, Lexington's first municipal airport, was located on Meadowthorpe Farm, owned at the time by Dr. Samuel Halley. In use since 1921, it officially opened May 28, 1927 and was dedicated June 11 of that same year. . . .

(Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Jeffery Wasson

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Lexington, Kentucky.
At this site in the fall of 1985, undercover police operations targeted gay men. Nineteen were charged with violating Kentucky's sodomy law, which carried a penalty of up to 12 months in jail, a $500 fine or both. Only . . .

(Civil Rights • Law Enforcement • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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