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Roth's Spur

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Strathmore, California.
When John and Peter Roth came to Tulare County in 1878. They acquired and dry-farmed thousands of acres along the Tule River. Their holdings extend north through the present Strathmore area. In 1888 they built a . . .

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

Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage

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, Mexico.
Cuarteles de Ampudia y Polvorín En un principio el General Pedro Ampudia, jefe del ejército mexicano, estableció su cuartel general en la Catedral, para luego trasladarlo a una casa frente a la plaza principal, hogar de la . . .

(Churches & Religion • War, Mexican-American • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Vandalia

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Porterville, California.
Between 1859 and 1862 Vandalia was developing as the largest trading center in the Tule River Watershed and the third largest settlement in Tulare County. Vandalia Village, three tenths of the a mile north of this monument . . .

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

Farmersville

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Farmersville, California.
Tulare County's third oldest community dates back to 1866... the year that Merrill Jasper and John Crowley established a general store at this location. The store was sold, in 1868, to Thomas G Brundage who made application . . .

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

Temple of the Lord of the Precious Blood of Christ

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, Mexico.
Templo del Señor de la preciosa sangre de Cristo Este templo inició su construcción en 1884, por iniciativa de fray Blas Enciso. La obra de este religioso fue continuada por fray Rafael Villafuerte, pero no pudo concluirla: . . .

(Architecture • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Samuel Wallace Sholars, M.D.

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Orange, Texas.
A native of Talladega, Alabama, Samuel Sholars moved with his parents to Jasper County in 1858. A Confederate army veteran, Dr. Sholars received his medical degree in 1872. He practiced medicine in Orange, founded Sholars . . .

(Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

James Burton

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Guitar lovers worldwide know the name of "James Burton." Burton's distinctive style has rightfully earned the Shreveport native a place in music history and endeared him to countless musicians. His service for studio . . .

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

Delaware County Veterans Memorial

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Muncie, Indiana.
Dedicated to all Delaware County Veterans for all wars A patriotic sacrifice forever The memories will live forever We will remember them

(Military) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Armaments & Aircraft

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Anacostia Park, District of Columbia.
The Washington Navy Yard is the oldest establishment of the U.S. Navy. It was the scene of many scientific developments including a ship model testing basin that evaluated the effect of water on new hull designs. The first . . .

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

Aquatic Greenhouse #1

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
Aquatic Greenhouse Built 1913 Used to propogate waterlilies

(Horticulture & Forestry) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Helen Shaw Fowler

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
Helen Fowler took over administration of the Shaw Gardens from her father in 1912. Under her guidance the gardens grew into one of the most extensive water plant businesses in the nation. By 1938, Shaw Gardens encompassed 42 . . .

(African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Preserve and Protect

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
National parks are special places owned by all Americans. Caring for these treasures is everyone's job. Throughout the country, citizen organized friends grouped to get people interested in and involved with preserving . . .

(African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Our Confederate Soldiers

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Franklin, Tennessee.
(Front): Erected to Confederate Soldiers by Franklin Chapter No. 14, Daughters of the Confederacy, Nov. 30, A.D. 1899. (Right panel): We, who saw and knew them well, are witnesses to coming ages of their valor and fidelity. . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Beauty and Business

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
"Beauty cannot be purchased, it must be created." — Helen Shaw Fowler Welcome to these aquatic gardens—transcend the busy streets and embrace the unique beauty, pease and natural rhythm to be found here. The pond area today . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Victoria amazonica

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
Of all the water lilies grown at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, the Victoria amazonica (formerly named Victoria regia), Victoria cruziana, and the hybrid, Victoria 'longwood' are among the most popular. These lilies are . . .

(Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Under the Boardwalk

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
A walk along this boardwalk will take you over one of the greatest environmental restoration efforts in Washington, D.C. Starting in 1900, dredging, filling and other alterations to the Anacostia river, destroyed this marsh . . .

(Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Birds, Wetlands and... Conservation

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
Anacostia River tidal marshes were far more extensive a hundred years ago than today. Marshes support amphibians, small fish and insects. This abundant aquatic life attracts herons, egrets, rails and other birds to feed. . . .

(Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Aquatic Greenhouse #3

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
Aquatic Greenhouse Buildt 1913 Used to propogate waterlilies

(Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Yorks Islands

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near Townsend, Montana.
York (ca. 1770-1831) is the only name given for Captain William Clark's slave in the journals of Lewis and Clark (Moulton, 1988). Lewis and Clark's journals frequently refer to York, a black slave to Captain William Clark. . . .

(African Americans • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Display Pools

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Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia.
Marketing a wide variety of aquatic plants, especially tropical lilies, contributed to the success of Shaw Gardens. The concrete display pools, also referred to as display ponds, installed between 1912 and 1927, played a . . .

(Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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