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A Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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The National Mall, District of Columbia.
In Congress, July 4, 1776. Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each . . .

(Government • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Henry Watkins Allen

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Newellton, Louisiana.
During the second week of May 1863, the Federals abandoned their supply line connecting Milliken's Bend with Hard Times. ON June 4, the Confederates reoccupied Richmond. From Richmond, Gen. Dick Taylor launched an offensive . . .

(Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Linus Yale

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Newport, New York.
Octagonal house built about 1850 by Linus Yale, inventor of the Yale Lock

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Johann Christoph Sauer

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, Germany.
[German text:] In diesem Haus wurde im Jahre 1695 der bekannte pennsylvanisch-deutsche Drucker Johann Christoph Sauer geboren und verbrachte hier einen Teil seiner Kindheit. Als Anhänger einer radikal-pietistischen, . . .

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

Autrey-Williams House

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Newton, Texas.
The home of several leading Newton County businessmen, this house was constructed in 1912 by turpentine producer L. M. Autrey. In 1918 he sold it to N. A. Dawson, a road contractor. From 1923 to 1979 it was the home of . . .

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

The Portland Prairie Methodist Episcopal Church

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Eitzen, Minnesota.
This church was established in 1855 by settlers from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The small but vigorous congregation met in private homes and at the local school house until this building was built in 1877 from plans . . .

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

First Tannery

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Stratford, New York.
Erected in the Town of Stratford on this site in 1812 by Daniel Cross

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Native American Indian Levee

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Louisville, Kentucky.
Archaeological excavation conducted during the construction of the levee in the 1970's revealed that this region was host to Native American peoples as long ago as 12,000 years. We pay tribute to the early inhabitants of . . .

(Anthropology • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

61st Running Daytona 500

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
2019 Daytona 500 Champion Denny Hamlin #11

(Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Quartzite Border

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Pierre, South Dakota.
Following South Dakota's admission as a state in 1889, the United States Department of Interior called on Surveyor Charles H. Bates to survey and mark the border between North and South Dakota. After purchasing quartzite . . .

(Landmarks • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

B'Ne Jeshurun Synagogue

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Upon this site stood B'Ne Jeshurun Synagogue The First Jewish Congregation in Milwaukee County Dedicated Sept. 27, 1886 Razed March 1928 Before the Construction of the Milwaukee County Court House Cong. Emanu-El B'Ne . . .

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

Fire Station 30

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Los Angeles, California.
Staffed exclusively by blacks, thus becoming the city’s first all-black fire station. Declared February 15, 1985, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 289, by the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs . . .

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

The Yale Lock

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Newport, New York.
was first made by Linus Yale in a shop on this site 1847.

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

Ohlone Dog Park

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Berkeley, California.
Berkeley's Ohlone Dog Park, situated along a strip of land cleared in the 1960s for BART undergrounding, is widely considered the world''s first dog park. Development plans for the area were upended when activists occupied . . .

(Animals • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mabel Louise "Big Maybelle" Smith

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Jackson, Tennessee.
Born circa 1924 in Jackson, Tennessee, "Big Maybelle" became a powerful Rhythm & Blues Singer. With her emotive delivery, and as one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s, she served as an essential link between raucous . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Grafton Inn

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near Grafton, New York.
1795 Built by 1st settler Abel Owen 1830 Lemuel Steward moved house to this location by 16 yoke of oxen 1923 Moon’s Mountain Top House-Inn 1987 Grafton Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

Site of Presentation High School and Convent

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Berkeley, California.
From 1877 to 1988 the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary operated Berkeley's first convent and parochial school on this block. The land was donated by Berkeley pioneer James McGee. The grounds included a . . .

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

Weatherwax Home

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West Sand Lake, New York.
First house built before 1794. Among earliest settlers, the family came from Palatinate Germany in early 1700's. Third home on site circa 1805.

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

Black Lexingtonians Believed Strongly in Education 1865

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Before the Civil War, black Lexingtonians established private schools in churches and educated missionaries who were sent around the world. After 1865, with the support of the Freedmen's Bureau, four free schools for black . . .

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

Taking Politician Henry Clay to Court 1829

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Lexington, Kentucky.
This site was once the law office of prominent national politician Henry Clay. In the early 19th century, one of his enslaved, Charlotte Dupuy (do-pea), sued Clay for the freedom of herself and her children. A previous owner . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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