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Fernando Montes de Oca, Child Hero of Mexico

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, Mexico.
En este lugar murio la mañana del 13 de Septiembre de 1847, en defensa de la patria contra la invasión norteamericana el cadete del Colegio Militar Fernando Montes de Oca Homenaje de la Asociacion del Heroico Colegio Militar . . .

(Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1786 Schoolhouse

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Spring Valley, New York.
Built on land granted to the Dutch Church for meeting and school houses by Capt. Aury Blauvelt. Second school in Rockland County.

(Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Town Hall

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Spring Valley, New York.
of town of Ramapo to 1801 built in early 1700’s by T. Cuyper. Parsonage from 1837 under Dom. Peter Allen.

(Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1700 Cemetery

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Spring Valley, New York.
Ramapo pioneers and heroes of American battles. Buried here is Dan Beard, founder of Boy Scouts of America.

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Daniel Carter Beard

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Spring Valley, New York.
Daniel Carter Beard served with distinction as our first National Scout Commissioner from 1910 to 1941. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1928 until his death in 1941, Uncle Den called Brooklands in Suffern, Rockland County, . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Devastating Tornado

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
A Devastating Tornado Passed This Way Memorial Day - May 29, 1995 In Memory of the Three Who Died In Recognition of All Who Endured In Gratitude to Fire, Police and Rescue Personnel Who Risked Their Lives To Save Others. In . . .

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

W.E.B Du Bois

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
“In 1950 the month of February had for me special meaning. I was a widower. The wife of 53 years lay buried in the New England hills beside her first born boy” W.?.?. DuBois (1868-1963) Premier Architect of the American . . .

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

Great Barrington Bi-Centennial

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
To Commemorate Great Barrington Bi-Centennial 1761 - 1961

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Congregational Church

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
First Congregational Church Gathered in 1743 as the Second Parish of Sheffield, the congregation worshipped in The Meeting House which was located one half mile from here in the Water Street Cemetery near the big bridge. It . . .

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

Laura Ingersoll Secord

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775 - 1868 Laura Ingersoll was born in a dwelling which stood on this site until 1913, when Mason Library was built. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dewey) and Thomas Ingersoll, a hatter and . . .

(War of 1812 • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

St. James Episcopal Church, 1863

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Titusville, Pennsylvania.
The Bishop of Pennsylvania, deciding that it was important to establish a mission in the boisterous oil region, sent the Reverend Henry Purdon (shown) to gather a congregation. The first membership was small and consisted . . .

(Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Headquarters, Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk

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Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Site of Headquarters Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk, C. S. A. Commanding Corps

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Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kakeath

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Spring Valley, New York.
Inception • Sept. 28th First Divine Service • Oct. 2nd Established • Dec. 4th, 1774 First Consistory Elders Cornelius Smith • Abraham DeBaun Rynier Quackenbos • Johannes Smith Deacons Jacob Servant • Petrus DeMarest Garret . . .

(Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Benson Memorial Library

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Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Minerva and Byron David Benson's children built the library as a memorial to their parents in 1902. Mr. Benson had organized and was the first president of the Titusville Library Association. He further demonstrated his . . .

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

Commercial Fishing

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
Fishing became the subsistence occupation in Mackinaw when the fur trading industry collapsed in the 1840s. It has continued to be a major employer for over 170 years. The first large fishery on this site was built in 1892 . . .

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

Railroad Ferries

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
The construction of railroads into Northern Michigan closely followed the lumbering industry. In 1881, the Michigan Central completed its line into Mackinaw, and the Mackinac and Marquette reached St. Ignace in the same . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Point in the Line of Works

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Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A Point in the Line of Works Connecting Fort Jones With Fort Lytle

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

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Northampton, Massachusetts.
To perpetuate the memory of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski an American Revolutionary War Hero, who, from wounds received at the siege of Savannah, Georgia, died on October eleventh, 1779. This memorial is erected in . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Capt. Ralph Stewart

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Oceana, West Virginia.
Born 1749 in Augusta County, Va. Fought at Battle of Point Pleasant. Appointed captain in Revolutionary Army and was at battles of Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. Second settler of Wyoming County, along Clear Fork around . . .

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

John Cooke

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Oceana, West Virginia.
First settler of Wyoming County. He was born in London, 1752, and kidnaped and sold to Virginia planter as an indentured servant. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and fought in battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth and Stony . . .

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