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Rockville Business District

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Rockville, Maryland.
Rockville grew from a convenient crossroads meeting place in the 1750s to become the legal and market center of agricultural Montgomery County. The tiny village was selected as the seat of local government in 1776 for its . . .

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

Terrell County

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Sanderson, Texas.
Formed from Pecos County Created Organized April 8,1905 September 19, 1905 Named in honor of Alexander Watkins Terrell 1827-1912 A distinguished officer in the Confederate Army Member of the Texas Legislature . . .

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

Mount Washington Mill

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Baltimore, Maryland.
(top plaque) Mt. Washington Mill has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. (bottom plaque) The renovation of Mt. Washington Mill is dedicated to Michael W. . . .

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

Ludlow Springs

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near Eaton, Ohio.
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(Native Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29

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near Dryden, Texas.
The U.S. Government first invested in Terrell County aviation in 1919, with an airfield built west of Sanderson for the 90th Aero Squadron that flew biplanes for the Border Patrol. After the squadron relocated, the East . . .

(Air & Space • Historic Aviation • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Town of Rupert World War II Memorial

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Rupert, Vermont.
Citizens of Town of Rupert, Vermont who served their country in World War II David S.Cramer, John Rafter denoted as having died in service. further names were not transcribed

(War, World II) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mt. Washington Mill

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Baltimore, Maryland.
Mt. Washington Mill-historically Washington Mill, part of Washington Cotton Manufacturing Company-is one of Maryland’s earliest purpose-built cotton mills. Operations began in 1810 in the newly constructed stone mill during . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Town of Rupert Great War Memorial

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Rupert, Vermont.
In grateful remembrance of the men from the Town of Rupert who entered the Great War of 1914-1919 to fight for the triumph of right and freedom names were not transcribed

(War, World I) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

...Adjourn to the Arbour at Vansweringens

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
One of the unique offerings of Garrett Van Sweringen's lodging house was an arbor. It is the only known arbor in 17th-century Maryland or Virginia. Van Sweringen was probably following a popular Dutch practice when he built . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

City Park’s Development

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Glens Falls, New York.
Today,City Park serves as a hub for recreation and relaxation for residents and visitors to Glens Falls. The park also plays host to several annual events, concerts, and weddings. Historically, the area now known as City . . .

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

Keep It Clean

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
What did the Van Sweringens do with their garbage? The city provided no trash collection. Archaeologists can answer this by carefully mapping where artifacts are found. To the right you can see the places where excavators . . .

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

...about the Corner of Vansweeringens Garden fence

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Garrett Van Sweringen enclosed this lot with a stout palisade fence and planted a vegetable garden. We know this from both archaeology and documents. The Van Sweringens grew a variety of vegetables in the garden for the . . .

(Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Busy Enterprise

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
This painting shows how the site may have appeared on the morning of May 10, 1692. On that day, the new royal governor, Sir Lionel Copley, met the legislature for the first time in the Council Chamber, and officially took . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Great Central Depot

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Syracuse, New York.
The Underground Railroad: What Was It? Traveling by foot, wagon, boat, or railroad, between 100,000 and 150,000 African Americans sought freedom in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or the northern U.S. before the end of U.S. . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Van Sweringen Site

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Nothing survives above ground at this site. We have learned about what was here from archaeological excavations and historical documents, especially an inventory taken in 1700. 1644 William Smith built a two-room structure . . .

(Colonial Era • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Danville Community

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Danville, Texas.
Also known as New Danville, this rural community was established around 1847, and reportedly named by S. Slade Barnett and family in honor of their former hometown of Danville, Kentucky. Located along the intersection of . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gum Spring Presbyterian Church

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Danville, Texas.
Named for nearby spring with gum log curb; organized Oct. 7, 1850, by the Rev. J. M. Becton. The 1850 roll: Mr. and Mrs. Meshack Barber, S. S. Barnett, Mrs. T. C. Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sloan, . . .

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

An Innovative Entrepreneur

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Garrett Van Sweringen was an innovator. He tried new approaches to meet the needs of the small colonial "city" with bravado and skill. Unlike most Marylanders who focused on growing tobacco, Van Sweringen had many economic . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Van Sweringen Family

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Coming to a New World Born in the Netherlands in 1636, Garrett Van Sweringen began a family that has long endured in American history. He and his first wife, Barbara, possibly had five children. After her death, he married . . .

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

Meet Garrett Van Sweringen

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
One of the most intriguing residents of Maryland's first capital was Garrett Van Sweringen. Originally a leader of the Dutch colony of New Amstel in Delaware, he lost most of his property when the English captured that . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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