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Nicholas County Bank

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Summersville, West Virginia.
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1907

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

In Memory of

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Summersville, West Virginia.
Born: August 27, 1972 End of Watch: September 11, 2000 Of the Nicholas County Sheriff's Department, whose life was given in the service of his community, county, and state. His sacrifice was made to ensure that we could live . . .

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

A Family Divided

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Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Riverview The Confederate army occupied Bowling Green in mid-September 1861. The commander of the Confederate forces in Bowling Green was General Simon Bolivar Buckner who, before the war, had been a good friend of Edward . . .

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

A Civil War Reprisal

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Williamstown, Kentucky.
Three Confederates were brought here from prison at Lexington and executed Aug. 15, 1864; reprisal for the guerrilla murder of Union sympathizers, Joel Skirvin and Anderson Simpson. Those executed: Wm. P. and John L. . . .

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

Confederate States of America Camp Van Dorn

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Knoxville, Tennessee.
Major General E. Kirby Smith of the Confederate Army established Camp Van Dorn 1 1/2 to 2 miles west of Knoxville Depot, near the banks of a little stream, Third Creek. It operated from March 28 through July 28, 1862. Most . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Marlow Brothers

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Marlow, Oklahoma.
Born along the Chisholm Trail and on the banks of Wildhorse Creek, the legend of the Marlow family and the five Marlow brothers has been proven to be more fact than fiction. Dr. Williamson Marlow and his wife, Martha Jane, a . . .

(Law Enforcement • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Granite Industry in Llano County

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Buchanan Dam, Texas.
Throughout Llano County, large granite outcrops exist. The first granite quarry in Llano County opened in 1888 on the Llano River. When the railroad arrived in 1892, the demand for granite rapidly increased. Italian . . .

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

D'Aquila Service Station

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Built by Milton D'Aquila and operated for many years with his brother, Carl. Station retains vintage look and 1940's features.

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

War Memorial

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, Ireland.
CAPT. DONAL SHEEHAN, Monagae, drowned at Ballykissane Pier, when going to meet the German gunship the "Aud" 20/4/1916 CAPT. CON COLBERT, Castlemahon, fought in the GPO during Easter week, executed by firing squad 7/5/1916 . . .

(Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Tale of Two Towns

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Montgomery, Alabama.
Following their defeat at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814, the Creek Indians ceded millions of acres to the U.S. government. Within the cession, two rival towns soon sprang up on the south bank of the Alabama River's . . .

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

Piedmont Airlines

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Chantilly, Virginia.
Piedmont Aviation was incorporated in July 1940 as a general aviation sales and service company. The airline division was established in 1947 as a local service carrier. The first Piedmont Airlines flight was flown on . . .

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

Decorative Lion Heads

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Montgomery, Alabama.
Presented to Montgomery by the First Alabama Bank of Montgomery, N.A. These decorative terra cotta lions heads, typical of the ornamentation used in commercial style architecture in the early part of the 20th Century, were . . .

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

The Flying Tigers

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Chantilly, Virginia.
Dedicated by the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association, who served during World War II under the command of Lieutenant General Clair Lee Chennault—famed commander of the Flying Tigers, who fought in the skies over . . .

(Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Natchez Under-the-Hill and the Steamboat Era

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Natchez, Mississippi.
For most of the 1800s, the prime mover of commerce and passengers on the Mississippi River was the steamboat, which was invented by Robert Fulton in 1807. The combination of the steamboat, the cotton gin, and improved . . .

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

The Tuskegee Airmen

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Chantilly, Virginia.
In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in the U.S. military history over the past 300 years. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because . . .

(African Americans • Air & Space • Civil Rights • Education • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gilmer Hotel

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Rocksprings, Texas.
Built in 1916 by Jesse Walter Gilmer (1883-1961), the two-story Gilmer Hotel was originally wooden, with an upper gallery on the east and south sides. It was frequented by traveling salesmen as well as local ranchers and . . .

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

Rocksprings Cemetery

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Rocksprings, Texas.
The town of Rocksprings traces its beginnings to 1889, when J.R. Sweeten dug the first water well in the area to serve new settlers. Three years later, in 1892, Sweeten donated two acres of land to be used as a community . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

F-100 Super Sabre Society

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Chantilly, Virginia.
The Society was founded in 2006 to celebrate and preserve the history of the North American Aviation (NAA) F-100 "Super Sabre" and the people who flew and operated it through the aircraft's lifetime, during a critical period . . .

(Air & Space • War, Cold • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Farrell's Field

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, Ireland.
Site of the first All-Ireland Hurling Final 1888

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

Civil Rights Trailblazers

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Roanoke, Virginia.
Some of the most significant contributions made by Northeast and Northwest residents were in the advancement of civil rights. A. J. Oliver was a 19th century pioneer in law and the first black attorney in Roanoke. Born . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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