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The Late Spanish Entradas

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Alpine, Texas.
1680 CE* 1683 – Juan Domínguez de Mendoza leads first expedition to La Junta de los Rios in 95 years 1693 – Juan Fernández de Retana leads expedition to protect native Jumano Indians from Apache Indian raids at La Junta . . .

(Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dalby Springs Methodist Church

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Dalby Springs, Texas.
Built of knotless pine lumber in 1888. First house of worship built by congregation who had been worshipping since 1839 in homes, groves and school. During this time the town of Dalby Springs emerged from farmland and grew . . .

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

First Area In Lenawee County With A Civil War Monument

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Tecumseh, Michigan.
"Let us go to work at once to prepare a suitable monument to their memory. Let the monument be located in a conspicuous place in our beautiful village cemetery." - May 31, 1865 letter to the editor, Tecumseh Herald Tecumseh . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Native American Wigwam

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Salem, New Hampshire.
The Wigwam [Unreadable] The Fire Pit The fire pit was built [unreadable] sere as heat and cooking area meant to serve two families. The ondel would fit through the hole at the top of the wigwam. The Bedding Beds were on both . . .

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Owendale

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Owendale, Michigan.
In 1882, as three new railroads began to lay track in Huron County, two cousins from Saginaw, John G. and John S. Owen, bought land in the Columbia Swamp. The following year, they opened a sawmill to harvest the native oak. . . .

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

Pigeon Depot

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Pigeon, Michigan.
The Pigeon Depot was constructed in 1908 and served two railroad lines. In 1883 the Pontiac, Oxford and Port Austin Railroad, a north-south line, had been extended to Caseville and a depot was built at Berne, one mile north . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Louis Armstrong

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Algiers, Louisiana.
Panel 1 During his early years in New Orleans Louis Armstrong drew upon the entire spectrum of music associated with the city. He spent time following Joe Oliver in the "second lines” which accompanied brass bands. By the . . .

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

Conrad Will of Brownsville

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Murphysboro, Illinois.
Dr. Conrad Will, the "Father of Jackson County," was born in Pennsylvania in 1779 and came to Illinois in 1813. He was a physician but also operated a grist mill, tannery, and salt works. He was one of the founders of . . .

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Jackson County, Illinois

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Murphysboro, Illinois.
On January 10, 1816, Jackson County, created from Randolph and Johnson counties, became Illinois' ninth county. It was named for General (later President) Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The county's first . . .

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

Company H 27th Illinois Infantry

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Murphysboro, Illinois.
In July 1861, J.D. Wheatley of Duquoin wrote Illinois Governor Richard Yates that a Confederate company was drilling in Murphysboro. A Union officer sent to investigate discovered a group of men in uniforms made of red and . . .

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

First Coal Mine in Illinois

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Murphysboro, Illinois.
The first coal mine in Illinois was located one-half mile south of here along the south bank of the Big Muddy River. William Boone and his indentured servant, a man named Peter, loaded a small raft with coal from an . . .

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

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

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Jonesboro, Illinois.
On September 15, 1858, in the midst of the senatorial campaign of that year, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas met at Jonesboro in the third of the famous series of debates which made Lincoln a national figure. The . . .

(Government & Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

20th Air Force

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
First to use air power to end a major war without an invasion of the enemy’s homeland Dedicated to all who served • The Headquarters Staff • • The Many Support Units • • The Combat Squadrons • • The Prisoners of War • • But . . .

(Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group Fighter Squadrons 44th, 12th • 19th, 73rd and 333rd Dedicated to those who fought valiantly on the ground and in the air against Japan. They fought successfully against an enemy . . .

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

Seventh Fighter Command

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Fighter Groups 15th, 18th, 21st, 318th, 414th and 506th Night Fighter Squadrons 6th, 548th and 549th Dedicated to those valiant men who served in the air war against the Japanese Empire from Hawaii 7 December 1941 to Japan . . .

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

499th Bombardment Group (VH)

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Paying tribute to the fearless airmen of the 499th, and especially those lost in combat, along with elements of an outstanding support team 877th Bomb Squadron (V-Square 1 to 20) 878th Bomb Squadron (V-Square 21 to 40) . . .

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

497th Bombardment Group (VH)

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
In honor of the intrepid airmen of the 497th, and especially those lost in combat, along with elements of a great support team 869th Bomb Squadron (A-Square 1 to 20) 870th Bomb Squadron (A-Square 21 to 40) 871st Bomb . . .

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

414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group Fighter Squadrons 413th, 437th 456th • 457th, 458th and 462nd Dedicated to the brave men who participated in the hazardous, 1500-mile bomber escort and fighter-bomber missions from . . .

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

15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group Fighter Squadrons 45th, 47th, 78th • 46th, 72nd and 531st Dedicated to the brave air and ground crews who fought and died in combat against Japan. They fought hand to hand combat . . .

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

500th Bombardment Group (VH)

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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Recognizing with great esteem the bold and brave airmen of the 500th, and especially those lost in combat, along with elements of an extraordinary support team 881st Bomb Squadron (Z-Square 1 to 20) 882nd Bomb Squadron . . .

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