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Mad Money

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum opened in 1939 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Works Program, "New Deal". It houses the largest topographical relief map in the state measuring 14 feet in circumference, and . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Josephine Favrot

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Poetess, writer, artist. Fiancée of Lieut. Luis de Grand Pré, officer in command of the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge on the fateful might of its capture by West Floridians in 1810, and the only one receiving fatal wounds. She never married.

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

Dodd House

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Now called "Medjoy". Built 1929 as Dodd College President's Residence. Dodd College, named for its founder Dr. M.E. Dodd, operated 1926-1942. This house was Dr. Dodd's residence for many years, Listed in the National . . .

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

South Highlands Fire Station

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Built in 1928. Designed in Bavarian Gothic style to blend with residential character of neighborhood. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991.

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

A.C. Steere School

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Built as Broadmoor School in 1929. Renamed in memory of Albert Coldwell Steere (1879-1930), influential businessman, philanthropist and real estate developer, and creator of Broadmoor area. Expanded 1938. Listed in National . . .

(Architecture • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old Chisholm Boarding House

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Greek Revival residence, believed built by Connell family. Purchased in 1926 by Mrs. Josephine Hayes Chisholm and run by her. Private

(Architecture • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The American Chestnut

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Franklin, Tennessee.
The Mighty Giant The American chestnut tree was once one of the most important trees in our eastern forest. The tree’s native range extended from Georgia all the way to Maine and west to the Ohio River Valley. In the . . .

(Communications • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Philogene Joseph de Favrot

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1st Lieut., 24th Infantry, U.S. Army, appointed by President Madison, 1812-1815. Judge of W. Baton Rouge parish. Mortally wounded in duel with another judge, fought with sabres at Pinckneyville, Miss.

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

C.E. Davis Residence

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Great Falls, Montana.
Charles E. Davis, “expert watchmaker and jeweler,” arrived in Great Falls with his wife, Grace, in 1900. With Charles’ two brothers, the couple opened a store on bustling Central Avenue, selling jewelry, watches, cut glass, . . .

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

W.K. Floweree House

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Great Falls, Montana.
A grand home on a large corner lot, this Colonial Revival residence bespeaks the prominence of its first owners. Banker, rancher, and state senator William Floweree and his wife, Norma, built this brick . . .

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Francoise Gerard

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Daughter of post physician Henri Gerard of Pointe Coupée fort. Sister of Augustine Gerard, first wife of Armand Duplantier. Her mother, widowed in 1763, married 1771 Claude Trenonay, French uncle of Deplantier, and a . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Quigley House

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Great Falls, Montana.
By 1908, Montana’s agricultural boom was in full swing, and real estate agents like John Quigley, whose firm offered farms “on 20 years payments,” seemed poised to make a fortune. That year forty-eight-year-old Quigley built . . .

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Adam Rum

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Fayette, Mississippi.
Panel 1 In memory of Adam Rum who was born in Frankinland Germany Sept. 11, 1756 and died in this Country Dec. 1, 1822 Panel 2 He served this country during its revolutionary war, and was engaged in the battles of . . .

(Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A.W. Kingsbury House

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near Great Falls, Montana.
Pictured in 1909 in the Great Falls Tribune under the headline “A Great Falls Residence,” this Queen Anne style house was hardly typical of its day. An imposing two-and-one-half-story structure, the elegant home was built in . . .

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Abe and Carrie Kaufman Residence

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Great Falls, Montana.
A dramatic living room fireplace, crystal chandelier, and boxed-beam dining room ceiling are among the original fixtures continuing to decorate the interior of the Abe and Carrie Kaufman residence. Neoclassical, Craftsman, . . .

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

Toole Residence

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Great Falls, Montana.
The front canted bay window hints at the modest one-story Queen Anne style residence that lies at the core of this elegant home. In 1891, the house was one of only two on the block. A small back addition had been added by . . .

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

315 Fourth Avenue North

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Great Falls, Montana.
Great Falls’ premier residential street, Fourth Avenue North, gained 24 new homes between 1900 and 1910. Among them was this substantial residence, constructed in 1904 for bookkeeper Edgar Newlon and his wife Anna. The home . . .

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Terrill Apartments

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Great Falls, Montana.
Apartment buildings were good investments in rapidly expanding communities like Great Falls, which grew from 17,000 to 26,000 between 1910 and 1920. Owners reported waiting lists for units, which ranged from rooms in . . .

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305 Third Avenue North

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Great Falls, Montana.
A graceful wraparound porch with square posts, a central entry beneath a projecting gable, and transomed windows distinguish this charming vernacular example of the Greek Revival style. Inside, a rounded hall ceiling adds . . .

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Anaconda Company Manager's House

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Great Falls, Montana.
The Boston and Montana Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company, later acquired by the Anaconda Company, chose a treeless bluff overlooking the river to locate its smelter and refinery in 1892. Among the seventeen . . .

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