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Historic Town of Buffalo

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Buffalo, West Virginia.
Chartered in 1837, the town of Buffalo predates the formation of Putnam County in 1848. Possibly named after the nearby Big Buffalo Creek, the town was from its beginnings inextricably tied to river trade and to agriculture. . . .

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

Indian Village / Excavations

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near Buffalo, West Virginia.
The Buffalo Indian Village and Cemetery, between the road and the Kanawha River, was one of the largest Indian towns in West Virginia. It was occupied about 1650 by Shawnee Indians who later moved westward. Excavations, . . .

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

Strength in Numbers / Forcing a Change

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Lexington, Kentucky.
Strength in Numbers Their Protests Were United The close association of Lexington's NAACP and CORE chapters strengthened professional leadership for sit-ins and stand-ins. Together they protested segregated restaurants, . . .

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

French Congregational Church

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Springfield, Massachusetts.
The French Congregational Church was built in 1887, the first place of worship in Springfield to accommodate the City's growing French Protestant population. The building's vernacular is a Victorian Gothic style of brick and . . .

(Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Spiritualist Church

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Springfield, Massachusetts.
Originally the French Protestant Church, this edifice was erected with the support of Daniel Wesson, a local industrialist, to serve the small French-Canadian Protestant population in the City. In 1909, the building was . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Fort Gay Lock and Dam

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Fort Gay, West Virginia.
Steam Boat traffic reached Fort Gay in the 1830s but relied on a sufficient water level. During dry periods, boats could not run. Throughout the 19th century, efforts were made to build a system of locks and dams to allow . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Gay Toll Bridge

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Fort Gay, West Virginia.
Since the founding of Fort Gay and Louisa in the first half of the 19th century, the only way to travel between the towns was by ferry. In 1904, the Louisa and Fort Gay Bridge company was created to build a toll bridge . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1831 Homestead

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Circleville, New York.
Built by stonemason Samuel Bull, who gave land in 1841 for church. Formerly called Bull Hack, wife Mary proposed name Circleville.

(Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Tears Inn

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Wallkill, New York.
Stagecoaches stopped here to find food and lodging for weary turnpike travelers. The stepping stone used by passengers still stands. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Inauguration of the Port of Veracruz, 1902

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, Mexico.
Administracion Portuaria Integral de Veracruz S.A. de C.V. Extracto del Acta de Inauguracion de la Obra del Puerto de Veracruz 6 de marzo de 1902. “Queda inaugurado en el dia de hoy y abierto para siempre al uso publico el . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Laying the Breakwater Track"

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, Mexico.
“Sembradores de Via de la Escollera” Obreros mexicanos con el impetu en sus marros solidifican los rieles que daran paso a la maquinaria mas moderna de inicios del 1900. Por esta via férrea trasladaban hasta aquí los bloques . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The James O'Neill Memorial Building

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, Ireland.
Dedicated to the memory of James O'Neill 1850 to 1922 Local Businessman and Merchant Member of Cork County Council 1899 - 1920

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mt. Johnson School

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near Middletown, New York.
Formerly a one-room schoolhouse, District #13, Town of Wallkill. Built in 1851 by stone mason Samuel Bull. For 96 yrs. grades 1-8 attended. Closed in 1947. Memorialized 2000 – Town of Wallkill

(Education • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rear-Admiral Silas Horton Stringham

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near Bloomingburg, New York.
Born in 1798 in town of Wallkill. As Commodore, in command of 1st Union naval victory at Hatteras Inlet, N.C. during Civil War. Promoted to Rear-Admiral. Died 1876. Memorialized 2005 by Town of Wallkill

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dutch Reformed Church

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Bloomingburg, New York.
This beautiful old church was built in 1821 by early settlers of the region. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. S. C. Park and Recreation Commission

(Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Oxford World War I Monument

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Oxford, Connecticut.
Erected in Honor of Those from Oxford Who Served Their Country In the World War 1917 – 1919 Albert E. Arnold · Maurice C. Barry · Carl Benson · Frank W. Carlson · Ole S. Christensen · Albert G. Dahinden · Ralph E. Davis · . . .

(War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Winfield / Battle of Winfield

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Winfield, West Virginia.
Sited on land owned by Charles Brown, who started a ferry here in 1818, the town was named for Gen. Winfield Scott, Mexican-American War hero. Putnam County’s seat, it was incorporated in 1868. Its location along the Kanawha . . .

Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Putnam County War Memorial

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Winfield, West Virginia.
Dedicated to the G.I. — P.O.W. — M.I.A. — and K.I.A. We will remember you.

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

Kenton and Tecumseh Directional Marker

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Highland, Ohio.
$50 Fine or 10 days imprison- ment or both for defacing this marker Ohio State General Code Section 12489

(Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 11 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lynching of July Perry / Racial Violence in America

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Orlando, Florida.
Lynching of July Perry November 3, 1920 On Election Day, November 3, 1920, black residents in the Ocoee area who owned land and businesses were eager to vote. Despite a terrorizing Ku Klux Klan march through the streets of . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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