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Woodlawn Cultural Landscape Historic District

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near Alexandria, Virginia.
This 152-acre historic district was part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. In 1799 Washington gave the Woodlawn tract to his step-granddaughter Eleanor Park Custis and her husband, Lawrence Lewis. Northern Quakers . . .

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

Boler's Inn

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Union, Mississippi.
Built by Wesley Boler in 1835. Used as stage coach inn on the Jackson Road. During Civil War Gen. Wm. T. Sherman spent the night here during raid of February, 1864.

(Notable Buildings • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill at Mount Vernon

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near Alexandria, Virginia.
"I hope someday or another, we shall become a store house and granary for the world." —George Washington to the Marquis de Lafayette, June 19, 1788 While known best as the successful commander of the American Revolution and . . .

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

George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill in 1799

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near Alexandria, Virginia.
1. Miller's Cottage, Kitchen, Garden and Orchard Constructed 1770-1771. From 1770 to 1799, George Washington employed several millers who lived in this cottage. 2. Gristmill Constructed 1770-1771. The mill had two sets of . . .

(Agriculture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dr. Thomas George Millerick 1864-1898

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, Ireland.
Dr. Millerick served this community with great diligence for 11 years from 1887 until his death in 1898 at the age of 33. He is buried at Abbey Island, Derrynane in the O'Connell family plot. Derrynane Dispensary Committee . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic White House Gates

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near Alexandria, Virginia.
The gates, which were installed in 1819, were one of the finishing touches to the reconstruction of the White House after it was burned during the War of 1812. The gates were commissioned by President James Monroe and were . . .

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

Mount Eagle Mansion

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near Alexandria, Virginia.
This is the site of the Mount Eagle Mansion, built in 1790 by Bryan Fairfax. George Washington was a long-time friend of Fairfax. Washington visited here frequently and dined here the last time only a week before he died in . . .

(Agriculture • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Meridian College and Conservatory

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Meridian, Mississippi.
Founded by John Wesley Beeson in 1903 as the Meridian Woman's College to which was added the Conservatory of Music in 1904. The school merged with Beeson's Meridian Male College in 1914, becoming known as the Meridian . . .

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

Charlie Chaplin

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, Ireland.
Fear na scannan cara an choireáin a chaith blianta shona inár measc. For the man who made the movies speak in the hearts of millions Charlie spent many years in our midst as a welcome and humble guest and friend of many. . . .

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

Carnegie Branch Library for Blacks

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Meridian, Mississippi.
The 13th Street Colored Branch Library, also known as the Carnegie Library for Blacks, opened in 1913 on a site donated by St. Paul Methodist Church. The library was one of twelve segregated libraries funded by Andrew . . .

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Meridian Male College

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Meridian, Mississippi.
Founded by John Wesley Beeson in 1902 on a campus originally developed by Rev. L. M. Stone as a college for women, the Meridian Male College was led by President Malcolm A. Beeson from 1903-1913, when it merged with John . . .

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

Early Electric Illumination, 1884

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Tiffin, Ohio.
When St.Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated on January 6, 1884, an ornate brass chandelier presented by the Edison Electric Light Company provided illumination for the ceremony. Wired for electric lighting before . . .

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

John William Ritchie

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Halifax, Nova Scotia.
English: A gifted lawyer, legislator, and judge, this Father of Confederation helped pave the way for Nova Scotia's reluctant entry into the new Dominion. He was a member of this colony's legislature and served as solicitor . . .

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Mick O'Dwyer

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, Ireland.
Born 9th June 1936 Birthplace Waterville, Co. Kerry Parents John O'Dwyer and Mary Galvin Married Mary Carmel O'Sullivan on 20th Feb 1962 Family Four sons: John, Michael, Robert and Karl ---------------- Inter-County Career . . .

(Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

House of Miqwa'ot

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, Israel.
The building has peculiar architectural elements, and the existence of groundwater was key for locating the miqwa'ot. The analysis of the architectural plan and the building system suggests that this ritual space on the . . .

(Anthropology • Architecture • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Orange, Texas.
The earliest recorded Catholic Mass in the area was conducted by the Rev. P. F. Parisot in 1853, five years before the city of Orange was incorporated. In 1879 the Rev. Vital Quinon (d.1894), a native of France, came to . . .

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

House of Miqwa'ot

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, Israel.
The Jewish communities of Israel in the Second Temple period used unique water installations called miqwa'ot, which enabled them to maintain ritual purity. According to the Halakhah (Jewish law), religious people should . . .

(Anthropology • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Discoveries at Magdala

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, Israel.
English Text: The Magdala stone: A three-dimensional model of the Temple on which the holy scrolls were placed, was found inside the synagogue. Four miqva'ot: Purification baths fed by underground water sources are unique . . .

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

Site of the 1st Reformed-Lutheran Church

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.
Donated by Jacob & Susanna Gunkel Dedicated Oct. 10, 1982

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673

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Portage des Sioux, Missouri.
Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet explored Mississippi Valley in 1673

(Colonial Era • Exploration) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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