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The Quarry

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Clinton, New Jersey.
The quarry was a dirty and dangerous place to work where for years most of the work was done with hand tools and black powder. The natural mineral wealth of the Clinton area includes a calcite rock that is called dolomite . . .

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

The Mulligans

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Clinton, New Jersey.
Altogether, the various members of the Mulligan family operated the quarry for over 115 years, employing family as well as outside laborers, many who also emigrated from Ireland. Francis, Patrick, and Terrence Mulligan . . .

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

The Mill

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Clinton, New Jersey.
The iconic Red Mill has served the surrounding community for over 200 years: wool was woven here from 1810-1834, grain was ground here from 1834-1901, and finally graphite and talc powder was processed here from 1901-1928. . . .

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

Red Mill Museum Village

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Clinton, New Jersey.
In the 1700s, families chose to settle along the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River, a place that would become the town of Clinton. The river nourished crops and provided water power, which made the town a center . . .

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

Cornerstone, 1754

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Clinton, New Jersey.
Cornerstone, 1754 Cornerstone from Amesbury Furnace, Clinton Township. The Amesbury Furnace, built by Union Iron Works, was situated off Herman Thau Road on the bank of Beaver Brook. It processed iron ore from nearby mines . . .

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

Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

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near Shuqualak, Mississippi.
About 5 miles north of here on September 7, 1830, the Choctaw Indians signed their last treaty with the United States, yielding most of their remaining tribal lands in Miss. to white settlement.

(Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Summerville Institute

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near Shuqualak, Mississippi.
Est. in 1845; closed in 1876. Only functioning secondary school in Miss. during Civil War. Founded by T.L. Gathright who later became State Superintendent of Ed. and first pres. of Texas A & M College.

(Education • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sixth Avenue School

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Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Following an earlier school on the corner of Justice Street and Ninth Avenue, the Sixth Avenue School opened its doors to area Black American students in 1916. Located on the east side of US 64 and Valley Street, the . . .

(African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ninth Avenue School

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Hendersonville, North Carolina.
On Sunday October 28, 1951, the dedication of the new two-story, red-brick building was celebrated. The Ninth Avenue School opened its doors as a consolidated school for the Black American students of Henderson, Polk and . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mashulaville (Elim) Baptist Church

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near Macon, Mississippi.
Constituted May 15, 1835. in a schoolhouse on Hashuqua Creek with fifteen members. Present building erected in 1855. Services held continually since organization.

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

Houston's First Sit-in

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Houston, Texas.
From 1896 until the 1960s in the southern United States, Jim Crow laws effectively banned African Americans from using public facilities and basic services that were used by whites. In March 1960, thirteen students from . . .

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

Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue

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Columbus, Mississippi.
Front For several decades beginning in the early 1900s, the Queen City Hotel, which stood across the street from this site, was at the center of a vibrant African American community along 7th Avenue North. Clubs and cafes in . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Queen City Hotel

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Columbus, Mississippi.
The Queen City Hotel, located at this site, was once the cultural hub of the African American community in Columbus. Constructed in the 1880s, the building was opened as a hotel in 1914 by blues guitarist Robert Walker and . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Nashville-Franklin Interurban

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Franklin, Tennessee.
Former Ticket Office Nashville - Franklin Interurban offered service 1907-1941 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lewisburg

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Lewisburg, West Virginia.
The Battle of Lewisburg was fought on May 23, 1862, between the Southern forces of General Henry A. Heth and the Northern forces of Colonel George Crook, later famous as the captor of Geronimo. The inhabitants of Lewisburg, . . .

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

Louisville Street Cemetery

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Starkville, Mississippi.
Also known as the Old Presbyterian Cemetery, this cemetery was established in 1834 and contains approximately forty nine graves. Among those buried here are Dr. Araunah Bardwell and David Ames. Bardwell came to the area as a . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Odd Fellows Cemetery

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Starkville, Mississippi.
One of the oldest black cemeteries in Mississippi. Here are buried many who made significant contributions to the growth of Mississippi and the advancement of the black race. Restoration begun 1975.

(African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Baptist Church

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Starkville, Mississippi.
Organized July 28, 1839. Thirteen original members, one a slave. Used as a Confederate hospital during War Between the States. L. S. Foster, founder of Mississippi Baptist Orphanage, ordained here. General Stephen D. Lee, . . .

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

Our Forefathers

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Queensport, Nova Scotia.
Early European Settlers The first European settlers of Queensport -- then known as Crow Harbour – bore family names of Digdon, Lamb, Lindsay, Sherlock, and Smith. The latter two families established a large fishing . . .

(Military • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Where Fishermen Meet/Lieu de rencontre des pêcheurs

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Canso, Nova Scotia.
Fishermen sailed to this coast before the earliest explorers. In the early 1600s French and Basque fishermen dropped handlines in the waters. By 1725 New Englanders were pulling in cod worth 150,000 pounds (New England . . .

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