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Shirley Hayes and the Preservation of Washington Square Park

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New York, New York.
In the early 1950s , the City of New York proposed running a four-lane, partially sunken broadway through the middle of Washington Square Park. In February 1952, Mrs. Shirley Hayes (1912-2002), a young mother of four sons . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Politics • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1918 Crash Site

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Commack, New York.
In Memoriam On Aug.16, 1918 an aircraft accident at this site claimed the lives of 2nd Lts. C.S. Gideon & Harold Maxson stationed at Brindley Field. Erected by the Town Historian

(Air & Space) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cal Eldred

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The 17th overall pick by the Brewers in 1989, Eldred spent the first nine seasons of his 14-year Major League career in Milwaukee. Found immediate success in 1992 by posting an 11-2 record - including a club record-tying ten . . .

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

Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré

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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia.
In 1759, the British authorities subdivided Nova Scotia into counties. The County of Kings was divided into three townships: Cornwallis; Falmouth and Horton. The Horton Town Plot (or plan), sited on the hills above Horton . . .

(Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

First United Methodist Church of Gladewater

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Gladewater, Texas.
Developed as a railroad town in the 1870s, Gladewater grew slowly but steadily in the first decades of its existence. In 1922, twelve adults and two children led by the Rev. H.T. Perritte of Longview met in Mr. and Mrs. J.A. . . .

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

John Ben Shepperd

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Gladewater, Texas.
A native of Gladewater, John Ben Shepperd began a law practice in Longview soon after his graduation from the University of Texas Law School in 1941. After service in World War II, he gained prominence as national president . . .

(Government • Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Gladewater Discovery Well

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Gladewater, Texas.
On April 7, 1931 this wildcat well drilled by Selby Oil and Gas Co. of Tulsa, OK. came-in at 1000 barrels an hour. Located in the Sabine River bottom a mile south of town, it connected Gladewater to the vast East Texas Oil . . .

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

Creola

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Creola, Ohio.
To avoid the Union troops reported to be guarding McArthur, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led his depleted force around McArthur and headed north toward Creola. In the early morning hours of July 22, the . . .

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

Officer J.D. Tippit

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Dallas, Texas.
On November 22 1963, at this intersection, Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit was murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald, 45 minutes after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza. After the assassination, Oswald . . .

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

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

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near Kilgore, Texas.
At the close of the Civil War, local African Americans, newly freed from slavery, formed the Mt. Pleasant Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. The Rev. M.F. Jamison served as the first pastor for the group, which was part of . . .

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

Kilgore Colored and C. B. Dansby Schools

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Kilgore, Texas.
Formal education of Kilgore’s African American youth is recorded as early as 1873 through Kilgore Baptist church. On August 27, 1906, Kilgore residents voted to incorporate the Kilgore Independent School District (KISD), . . .

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

Liberty City

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Liberty City, Texas.
Historic rural community in oil-rich Gregg County. Settled before Civil War. Has also been known as Sabine, Mount Moriah, McCary's Chapel, Goforth and Hog Eye (for an early settler with an "eye" for hogs). Present name . . .

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

Whispering Cave

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near Logan, Ohio.
Here is where hikers can witness the power of water in the Hocking Hills. Looking out from within this cave with its very steep waits and loose boulders, the actual formation of a young sandstone gorge is taking place as the . . .

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The Enslaved

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Mandeville, Louisiana.
Beneath this alley of oaks were 20 double cabins that housed enslaved families from 1829 to 1862. They were the workforce for Marigny's Fontainebleau Plantation and included skilled steam engineers who managed the power . . .

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

Native Peoples

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Mandeville, Louisiana.
Native tribes have lived in this area for over 2,500 years. The oldest evidence dates to 500 BCE from footed pottery shards belonging to people of the Tchefuncte Culture. Hunter-gatherers who enjoyed a diet of fish, clams, . . .

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

Site of Fraser Brick Company

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near Ginger, Texas.
Here in 1905 Walter B. Fraser (1877-1968) built a pioneer Texas factory which produced bricks and hollow clay building tile. This was the first industrial plant in Rains County and it employed about 40 men. When, in 1909, . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rains County

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Emory, Texas.
One of the earlier areas of Texas to be settled. J. H. Hooker, first known settler, built a grist mill on the Sabine River here in the 1840s. Emigrants from the Old South came in after 1840, although the county was not . . .

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

Rains County Courthouse

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Emory, Texas.
The community of Emory was once called Springville, part of Wood County. In 1870, the Texas Legislature created Rains County from portions of four other counties. Named for early Texas patriot Emory Rains, the county chose . . .

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

Rains County

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

Parish and Ex Convent of San Miguel Arcángel

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, Mexico.
Parroquia y Ex Convento de San Miguel Arcángel La evangelización de de los indígenas, en su mayoría otomíes, que habitaban la actual región de Acambay estuvo a cargo de la Orden Franciscana. Los frailes utilizaron como . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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