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Winnsboro

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Winnsboro, Texas.
Settled in 1854, as "Crossroads," Wood County's first business located here. Crossroads' name changed to Winnsborough in 1855, when post office est. In 1878, railroad built through town. Became an important shipping point . . .

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

Carlock - Wilkinson Home

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Winnsboro, Texas.
Built in 1903 by M.D. Carlock Sr. Confederate courier, prominent early - day attorney and political leader. Guests were Governors Hogg and Colquitt and Miss lma Hogg. In this home the gracious living and entertaining of the . . .

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

Bonnie and Clyde

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Winnsboro, Texas.
Notorious outlaws ravaged the southwest during the Depression years of 1932-33-34. Spent time around Winnsboro, but never committed any known crimes. An accomplice lived west of own who provided food, ammunition and a . . .

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

Winnsboro Depot

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Winnsboro, Texas.
1878, East Line & Red River Railroad extended to Winnsboro from the water port at Jefferson, then to Greenville. 1902, Texas Southern Railroad, later M&ET, built from Winnsboro to Marshall. Winnsboro became a shipping center . . .

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

Boom Town

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Winnsboro, Texas.
Oil discovered in 1943. Town changed overnight. Hundreds arrived from oil patches throughout the U.S. Oil supported the local economy for over 40 years, & assured Winnsboro's future. Winnsboro is not wild today, but once was . . .

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

Le Siège de Québec, 1759 / The Siege of Québec, 1759

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Québec, Quebec.
Français: Le siège de Québec se déroule du 26 juin au 18 septembre 1759, durant la guerre de Sept Ans. Le 13 septembre, les troupes britanniques sous le major-général James Wolfe vainquent une force composée de militaires . . .

(Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mussel Power/Les moules plus d'une utilité

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near Greenwich, Prince Edward Island.
The bottom of the bay is like a giant compost bin. Seaweed and shellfish collect here when they die, and form a thick, black mud. The decomposing shells create high lime content, making "mussel mud” a perfect fertilizer for . . .

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

Greenhouses

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Wheeling, West Virginia.
Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Early Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the . . .

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

The Sanderson Farm/La ferme Sanderson

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Greenwich, Prince Edward Island.
It is believed that Charles Sanderson started farming here around 1820. Until the farm was sold in the early 197os, different generations of Sandersons cared for this land. Always mindful of the ever-changing sand dunes, . . .

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

Milton Delano

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Canastota, New York.
Home of Milton Delano. Clerk of Town of Old Lenox. Twice elected Sheriff of Madison County. Member of Congress 1888-1892

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Lenox Anti-Slavery Society

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near Canastota, New York.
300 feet north of here, the Lenox Anti-Slavery Society was organized at the former First Presbyterian Church on December 7, 1836

(Abolition & Underground RR) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Katz Drug Store

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Maplewood, Missouri.
Katz Drug Store 1914-1971 Various Locations The neon cat sign was a prominent fixture that smiled down on many a traveler along Route 66. Pioneering the model for the mass market drug store, Katz held a significant place in . . .

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

Sunnen Products Company

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Maplewood, Missouri.
Sunnen Products Company 1924-Present Maplewood, Mo Joe Sunnen and his wife, Cornelia, sold valve tools from their truck with little more than a spirit to succeed. Today, the firm is the world's largest integrated precision . . .

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

Coral Court

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Maplewood, Missouri.
Coral Court 1941-1993 Marlborough, MO Rooms with private garages renting for four to eight hours at a time crystallized racy reputation of mythical proportions for this 77-room motor inn. The rate structure was created for . . .

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Jay B. Smith Funeral Home

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Maplewood, Missouri.
Jay B. Smith Funeral Home 1932-Present Maplewood, MO Originally Sarah Sutton Harrison's home (c.1890), the mansion was transformed into a funeral home by Jay B. Smith and purchased by John B. Hardy in 1967. The 2nd . . .

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

L'Immigration des Filles du Roi en Nouvelle-France / Immigration of the Filles du Roi to New France

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Québec, Quebec.
Français: De 1663 à 1673, quelque huit cents filles du roi immigrent en Nouvelle-France dans le but de s’y marier et d’y fonder une famille. Ces Françaises, pour la plupart des orphelins sans le sou, voient leur passage et . . .

(Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Canal Town

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Canastota, New York.
Towns sprouted along the length of the Erie Canal. Canal Street was Canastota's business district. Travelers stopped here for food and supplies or a bed for the night at a hotel or boarding house. Local farmers, merchants, . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Peterboro Street Lift Bridge

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Canastota, New York.
Canal and street traffic came into conflict where Peterboro Street crossed the Erie Canal in Canastota's busy commercial district. Engineers fixed the problem with a hydraulic lift bridge. Raised, it let boats through and . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Enlarging the Erie Canal

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Canastota, New York.
Its immediate success on opening from Albany to Buffalo in 1825 soon led to calls to enlarge the canal. From 1836 to 1862 the canal was deepened from 4 feet to 7 feet, with bigger locks and aqueducts, and canal boats grew . . .

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

World's First Shriners Hospital

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Established on this site September 16, 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport became the world's first Shriners Hospital. In 1986, the original building was replaced with a new facility. From its beginnings in . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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