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First Christian Church of Orange

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Orange, Texas.
The First Christian Church of Orange began in 1885 when a group of residents started meeting for worship services. Some of these charter members were baptized in the Sabine River. The church officially organized under the . . .

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Mackinaw's First Business District

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
In the early 1880s the main street of Mackinaw City consisted of these first two blocks of North Huron Avenue. Within only 40 years, in 1900 and again in 1916, two devastating fires completely destroyed the original business . . .

(Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sterling Veterans Memorial Park

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Oneco, Connecticut.
Dedicated this 21st day of May 1989 to the Honor of All Sterling Veterans who Served Their Country in War and Peace the Following Men Paid the Supreme Sacrifice PFC Harry T. Sayles 1891 – 1918 France U.S. Army PFC Jeffrey . . .

(War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Plainfield Veterans Memorial

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Plainfield, Connecticut.
In Memoriam Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in Defense of Freedom World War I Raoul L. Moquin? Ernest Godreau? Albert T. Potvin? Joseph A. Vanasse? Armand C. Salvas? John R. Monsees? Charles Palliser? World War II . . .

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St. John s Parish World War I Monument

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Plainfield, Connecticut.
Rev. R.P. Morrissey, Pastor We the Members of St. John’s Parish Plainfield, Connecticut Dedicate this Monument to our Heroes of the World War 1917 — 1918 Cleophas Allard · Ovila Allard · Joseph Belanger · Narcisse Boisvert . . .

(War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hoyt Ming

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Ackerman, Mississippi.
[Front] Choctaw County fiddler Hoyt Ming (1902-1985) led the lively string band recorded as “Floyd Ming & His Pep Steppers” at a Memphis Victor session in 1928. His “Indian War Whoop,” with its fiddling “holler,” became an . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bob Ferguson

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Choctaw, Mississippi.
[Front] Long-time Neshoba County resident Bob Ferguson (1927-2001) was a key shaper of the “Nashville Sound” of the 1960s and ‘70s, as the producer of hundreds of major recordings and writer of such classic country songs as . . .

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

Mackinac Island Passenger Ferries

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
Passenger ferries to Mackinac Island have existed since the late 1870s. Today three ferry lines serve the island. Transportation across the Straits of Mackinac, whether to St. Ignace or Mackinac Island, began with the . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Carl Jackson

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Louisville, Mississippi.
[Front] Born in Louisville in 1953, Carl Jackson played banjo here as a boy, and by age fourteen was backing Jim & Jesse on the Grand Ole Opry. By the age of twenty he had established a versatile career as a recording . . .

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Marty Gamblin

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Philadelphia, Mississippi.
[Front] A native of Philadelphia, Marty Gamblin began his long career in the music business through booking bands while still in high school. He later worked closely with Mississippi songwriter/performer Jim Weatherly, and . . .

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Leake County Revelers

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Sebastopol, Mississippi.
[Front] The most renowned Mississippi string band of the 1920s, the four Revelers—fiddler Will Gilmer, mandolinist R. O. Mosley, banjoist Jim Wolverton and guitarist Dallas Jones—were based here in Sebastapol, and played . . .

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Adam Overacker

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Grass Lake, Michigan.
PVT – NY Born 27 June 1761 Died 14 Nov 1842 Grass Lake, Jackson CO., MI

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pioneers of Plano

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Plano, Idaho.
In the spring of 1883, a group of men led by Richard Hemsley and James Steel left Salt Lake City, by train, in search of a new place to live. They rode to the end of the railroad line, Market Lake, now Roberts, Idaho. Here . . .

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

The Settlement of Salem, Idaho

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Salem, Idaho.
A few fur trappers, led by Andrew Henry, arrived along the Snake River in 1810. They built log shelters about five miles downstream from St. Anthony and established Henry's Fort. Other trappers who spent time in the area . . .

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

Mackinac and the Water Highway

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
The strategic importance of the Great Lakes during the fur trade made Michilimackinac a well-known name throughout the world by all the superpowers of the time. Before trains and cars were invented, people of the Great Lakes . . .

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

Canal and Harbor

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Buffalo, New York.
Canal and Harbor Transforming Buffalo The Erie Canal formally opened on Oct. 26, 1825, connecting the heartlands of the continent to the rest of the world. As the engineering marvel of its time, the canal helped transform . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sugar City Sugar Beet Factory

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Sugar City, Idaho.
In August 1903, Mark Austin negotiated the purchase of a section of land here, the south half to be used as this town site and the north half, about 1/2 mile northeast, to be used for a sugar beet factory for the Fremont . . .

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

Ashton-Marysville Area Pioneers

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near Ashton, Idaho.
Tall sagebrush and grass, wild animals, the beautiful Tetons and surrounding mountains greeted the first pioneers of this area. Joe and Mary Weaver Baker and their eight children drove their wagon and cattle from Nebraska . . .

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

Elmore James

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Lexington, Mississippi.
[Front] The cemetery of the Newport Missionary Baptist Church is the final resting place of Elmore James (1918-1963), often described as the "king of the slide guitar." James' electric style built on the approach of Robert . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Holmes County Blues Lexington

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Lexington, Mississippi.
[Front] Holmes County has been a significant contributor to the legacy of African American blues and gospel music in Mississippi. Heralded blues artists born or raised in the Lexington area include Elmore James (a native of . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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