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New York’s “Little Germany”

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New York, New York.
You are standing in front of one of the best-preserved reminders of Kleindeutschland - “Little Germany” – once the most prominent German-American neighborhood in America. Fleeing economic and political instability, Germans . . .

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

Property Boundary Marker

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Cockeysville, Maryland.
Originally erected on the southwest corner of Church Lane and York Road. House Taylors Hall was on Padonia Road within what became quarry property, relocated to Rockland by M. Azola 1985. Historical Society of Baltimore . . .

(Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Millstone

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Cockeysville, Maryland.
Millstone-White granite one-piece Cologne millstone from the Rhine valley, from the Fitzhugh Mill located on Fitzhugh Run, north of Dulaney Valley road near the Fishing Center, east of Jarrettsville Pike, Found on watershed . . .

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

Cornerstone from Wesley Chapel

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Cockeysville, Maryland.
Cornerstone from Wesley Chapel-Located on Wesley Chapel Road, 0.3 miles west of Troyer Road, Monkton. Second church at the site built 1888, destroyed by fire c. 1900, rebuilt in 1901, dismantled in 1976 due to declining . . .

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

Before the Settlers

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Escanaba, Michigan.
Indians of early copper culture occupied the Bays de Noc over 5,000 years ago. We know when French explorers came to this area, they were greeted by members of the Noke tribe. The Nokes territory extended from north Green . . .

(Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Peck Slip

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New York, New York.
Prior to its maritime prominence, the Peck Slip area accommodated New York’s first brick built market. Constructed by wealthy residents, Peck Slip market was the trading center of a thriving community at Peck Slip and Pearl . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battle of Atkenson’s Gate

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near Robertsburg, West Virginia.
On September 27, 1862, the 91st Ohio of Col. John Turley, marching from Point Pleasant, learned that Jenkins’ Cavalry was camped near Buffalo. As the Ohioans approached the Confederate position, skirmishing ensued; for four . . .

Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Veterans Memorial

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Perry, Illinois.
Our community honors each person who answers a grateful nation’s call to defend the Constitution of the United States and to preserve Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for all Americans. A.D. 2013 “We have met the . . .

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

John G. Nicolay

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Pittsfield, Illinois.
John G Nicolay met Abraham Lincoln in the fall of 1856 when he was editor of the county paper in Pittsfield. On that autumn day Pittsfield was in a ferment political excitement. A big meeting had been arranged and Nicolay . . .

(Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Failing

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near Fort Plain, New York.
Home and place of refuge built circa 1770 by Nicholas Failing for his son Henry. Later the home of Col. Hendrick Frey

(Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Town Pound

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, Ireland.
The Town Pound was an essential part of the administration of the old town, located near the Market House, the Potato Market and the Broadstone. It had replaced the Old Pound at the top of Barrack Street and was for the care . . .

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

The Greek Theatre

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Los Angeles, California.
The history of the Greek Theatre dates to 1882, when Colonel Griffith J. Griffith came to America from South Wales to seek fortune in gold mining. Colonel Griffith settled in Los Angeles and purchased the Los Feliz Rancho, . . .

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

Founder Capt. William Shannon

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Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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(Colonial Era • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Buffalo Presbyterian Church

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Buffalo, West Virginia.
Here at Buffalo Presbyterian Church on May 13, 1861, Confederate Capt. William E. Fife mustered the Buffalo Guards, the militia company he had raised in 1859. The families of church members who served in the company included . . .

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

Fishing the Bays de Noc

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Escanaba, Michigan.
Beginning with the Native Americans to present day, people have found food, fortune and failure fishing the Bays de Noc. In 1866, commercial fishing at Escanaba began with catching fish for visiting trade vessels and local . . .

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

Buffalo Academy

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Buffalo, West Virginia.
Established in 1849 by a joint stock company. First principal was George Rosetter. The school flourished until Civil War began, when it was occupied alternately by soldiers of the Federal and Confederate armies. After the . . .

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

Lexington's Long History with Slavery / Driven by Money

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Lexington's Long History with Slavery A Slave Jail Stood Here This site was once one of the city's largest slave jails—Megowan's. For more than 20 years, Thomas Megowan held enslaved individuals in his jail until he had . . .

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

From Enslaved to Community Activist / The Original Power Couple

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Lexington, Kentucky.
From Enslaved to Community Activist Education Gave the Jacksons a Step Up Jordan C. Jackson, Jr. was born enslaved in Lexington. Denied an education, he taught himself to read and write, eventually becoming a successful . . .

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

From Enslaved to the Presidency / From Slavery to Liberation

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Lexington, Kentucky.
From Enslaved to the Presidency Finding Freedom in Africa This site was originally part of the Glendower Estate, where Alfred Francis Russell was born enslaved in 1817. From these humble beginnings, he rose to become . . .

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

Peaceful Protests for Equality / Turning a Blind Eye to a Movement

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Peaceful Protests for Equality Lexington's Black Citizens Staged Lunch Counter Sit-ins Here Peaceful sit-ins to protest segregated restaurants and lunch counters in Lexington stores began in July of 1959-nearly seven months . . .

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