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History of Acambay

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, Mexico.
La denominación Acambay proviene del otomí Okambaye cuyo significado es Peñascos de Dios 22-Oct-1537 el Rey Carlos V concede a Don Mateo de San Juan Chimalpopoca Mixcoatl la Estancia de San Miguel Acambay 5 de diciembre de . . .

(Disasters • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1950

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Atlas District, District of Columbia.
First African American to play in an NBA game

(African Americans • Sports) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1953

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Atlas District, District of Columbia.
President Eisenhower's First Inaugural Ball

(Notable Events • Politics) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1964

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Atlas District, District of Columbia.
First Concert in the USA

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Events) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Col. H. Ludington

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near Brewster, New York.
Here crossed Connecticut line, April 27, 1777, on march with his militiamen to aid in repelling British raiders at Danbury, CT.

(Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Black Diamonds and Bricks

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Shawnee, Ohio.
Due to the remote and rugged nature of the land that would become Saltlick Township in 1823, the first European settlers did not settle in this area until 1814, eleven years after Ohio’s statehood. Shawnee was platted in . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Land Between the Lines

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Barnegat, New Jersey.
The Lawrence Line is a remnant of history that harkens back to a time when the Garden State stood divided. There are in fact two lines that run North to South, dividing our state between East and West Jersey. Cedar Bridge is . . .

(Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to West Jersey

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Barnegat, New Jersey.
Lawrence Line Surveyed 1743 by John Lawrence Crossing Surveyed by the Ocean County Engineering Department 2016

(Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to East Jersey

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Barnegat, New Jersey.
Lawrence Line Surveyed 1743 by John Lawrence Crossing Surveyed by the Ocean County Engineering Department 2016

(Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Flora Lodge No. 119, A.F. & A.M.

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near Quitman, Texas.
Founded before the Civil War, as Quitman Masonic Lodge. Petition for charter was made on Jan. 5, 1852. First officers: James N. Brown, Worshipful Master; A. Gunter, Senior Warden; Francis C. McKnight, Junior Warden. . . .

(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

One in a Mill-ion

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Barnegat, New Jersey.
Sawmills have been in existence as early as the 4th century. First seen in New Jersey around 1682, milled wood would become a staple export only 16 years later in 1698. As demand for lumber increased, sawmills began popping . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

400 Acres: the Start of Forksville

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Forksville, Pennsylvania.
"Thomas Huckell, brought his family to the Forks of Loyalsock Creek in 1797." "Huckell contracted with [Joseph] Priestly for four hundred acres of land lying on both sides of the Loyalsock [Creek] at the Forks. He lived only . . .

(Education • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds

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Quitman, Texas.
A native of Alabama, J. H. Jones (d. 1923) came to Texas in 1877. After teaching school for several years, he was elected clerk of Wood County in 1886. He later became a successful merchant in Quitman. In 1902 Jones donated . . .

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

James Stephen Hogg's Early Home

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Quitman, Texas.
Built in 1860s; bought Jan. 8, 1873, by James Stephen Hogg (1851-1906), who in 1874 married Sarah Ann Stinson of Wood County. When the couple honeymooned in this cottage, young Hogg was editor-publisher of "Quitman News" and . . .

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

James A. Stinson Home

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Quitman, Texas.
Constructed in 1869 of virgin pine and oak by James A. Stinson, a widower who came to Texas in 1868 from Georgia after having served as a colonel in the Confederate Army. He brought with him his daughter Sallie. He bought . . .

(Government • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

James Stephen Hogg

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Quitman, Texas.
Texas statesman whose nationally-acclaimed public career began at this site. The third son of Gen. Joseph L. and Lucanda (McMath) Hogg was born near Rusk. Orphaned during troubled Civil War era, he began at age 14 to earn . . .

(Government • Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wood County Courthouse

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Quitman, Texas.
The Texas legislature created Wood County in 1850 with Quitman as the county seat. The county first used a log courthouse on the south side of the square before building a two-story frame structure, which burned in 1878. The . . .

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

Lt John R. Winter and Lt William G. Winter

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near Forksville, Pennsylvania.
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(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The 1921 Acambay Earthquake

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, Mexico.
El 19 de noviembre de 1921 a las 7 h. 20 m., un fuerte temblor destruyó el pueblo de Acambay en sólo 6 segundos, dejando numerosas víctimas y daños materiales. Patrimonio Cultural del Edo. de México, 1978. ***** English . . .

(Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mike Fetters

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Brewers Pitcher of the Year in both 1995 and 1996, Fetters spent six of this 16 Major League seasons in Milwaukee. Posted a 1.87 ERA in 50 appearances, allowing only 38 hits, during his first season as a Brewer. Moved . . .

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