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Early Settlement

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West Sacramento, California.
RANCHO DE NUEVA FLANDRIA, The Beginning of EARLY SETTLEMENT In 1843 or 1844, the Flemish Jan Lows de Swart, also known as John Schwartz, became one of the earliest known settlers in the West Sacramento area. He built a shack . . .

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

Oberlin College and Community / Abolitionism in Oberlin

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Oberlin, Ohio.
Oberlin College and Community. Reverend John Jay Shipherd and Philo Penfield Stewart envisioned an educational institution and colony dedicated to the glory of God and named in honor of John Frederick Oberlin, a pastor in . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Township of Washington

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West Sacramento, California.
In 1846 James McDowell purchased 600 acres of land from Jon Schwartz. James was later killed in a barroom brawl leaving his wife Margaret a widow with five children to raise. In August 1849 she had 160 acres of this property . . .

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

Westwood Cemetery

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Oberlin, Ohio.
Shortly after Oberlin Colony was established in 1833, a two-acre burying ground was set aside south of Plum Creek in the area bounded by Main, Morgan, and Professor streets. By 1861, however, with the town and Oberlin . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Upper Lake Through Time

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Upper Lake, California.
At the time of the first Spanish settlement in California in 1769, the native Pomo had inhabited Lake County for at least 10,000 years. When Mexico became independent of Spain in 1822, secularization af the Mission system . . .

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

The Rockwell Museum

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Corning, New York.
The Rockwell is housed in Corning’s Old City Hall. It was completed in 1893 and is a notable example of American Romanesque Revival architecture. In the late 19th century, this was a popular style of civic architecture seen . . .

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

Catherine Merckley

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Janesville, New York.
Near this spot Catherine Merckley on October 18, 1780, fleeing on horseback from the Indians, was shot and scalped by Seths Henry This marker erected by Capt. Christian Brown Chapter D.A.R. and by others who in youth dwelled . . .

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

NYU Community Memorial

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New York, New York.
In honor of those members of the NYU community who have served, fought, and sacrificed in the armed forces of the United states since our founding in 1831, the university dedicates this plaque with gratitude and respect. . . .

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

Fachwerkhaus Teutsch / Teutsch Building

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, Germany.
Zweigeschossiger Renaissancebau mit genasten und geschweiften Andreaskreuzen im Fachwerk. Ab 1607 die Privatwohnung von echterischen Vögten, Kellern und Amtsschreibern. Seit 1760 ununterbrochen im Besitz der Familie Teutsch, . . .

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

Centerway Bridge

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Corning, New York.
1921 Year the Bridge was Completed 92.3’ Each Arch Span Length 752’ Total Bridge Length 41’ Each Arch length This bridge was built in 1921, when Warren G. Harding was president of the United States. It closed to motor . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John P. Usher

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New Berlin, New York.
Secretary of Interior under Abraham Lincoln practiced law in New Berlin with John Hyde 1837-1839.

(Government & Politics) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bridgewater

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Bridgewater, New York.
Oneida County March 24th 1797 transferred from Chenango County April 4th 1804.

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Stonecutters Memorial

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New York, New York.
Composed of mycelium (the root-like structure of fungus) and dedicated to the Stonecutters of New York City, who organized the first mass labor action in the State’s history. The Stonecutters Riot was a response to the . . .

(Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Labor Unions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mohawk’s First Public School

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Mohawk, New York.
Built in 1809 on this site. Used as a school until 1853. Served as a church for five years. School stood in rear of property.

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

Mohawk’s First Fire Station

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Mohawk, New York.
1971 This marker is presented to the village by the Alexander Hose Company in memory of its deceased members and also to mark the location of Mohawk's first fire station. The bell was installed on the station for use as the . . .

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

Dutchess County

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Amenia, New York.
Dutchess County Ceated in 1683 and named for the Dutchess of York. The “t” in original name is still used

(Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Troutbeck

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Amenia, New York.
Troutbeck Former home of Myron B. Benton, poet-naturalist, friend of John Burroughs, Emerson and Thoreau

(Arts, Letters, Music • Environment) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kent Falls State Park

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Kent, Connecticut.
Welcome to Kent Falls State Park Kent Falls, was designated Connecticut's eighteenth state park in 1919 with a gift of 200 acres from the White Memorial Foundation. Other parcels were purchased or donated to reach its . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence

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Springfield, Illinois.
Shortly after accepting ownership of the Lincoln tomb, the State of Illinois constructed this building. Built in 1895 and enlarged a few years later, it served for more than seventy-five years as a residence for those in . . .

(Architecture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

First Resting Place of Abraham Lincoln

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Springfield, Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln was laid to rest here, in Oak Ridge Cemetery's public vault, during services held May 4, 1865. Government officials, members of the military, foreign diplomats, and private citizens gathered to witness the . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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