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The Ammon Underwood House

Texas, Brazoria County, East ColumbiaA structure erected in noted old river port town of Marion in Republic of Texas era. First portion, of hand-hewn cedar, was built about 1835 by colonist Thomas W....

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Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin

Texas, Brazoria County, East ColumbiaJohn Sweeny, Sr. (d. 1855) moved his family from Tennessee to Brazoria county, Texas, about 1833. With the help of slaves, he cleared his land and established a...

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Dance Gun Shop

Texas, Brazoria County, East ColumbiaNear site of Dance Gun Shop. Started on Brazos River in 1850 by brothers J.H., George, and David Dance. Shop produced guns which helped arm the Confederacy during...

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Mercury Storage Vault

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseAfter cleaned mercury is collected, it was placed in iron flasks for transportation to market. A flask of mercury weighs about 76 pounds when filled and a flask...

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M.L. Weems House

Texas, Brazoria County, East ColumbiaThis Greek revival house was built about 1847 by Dr. Mason Locke Weems II, the first of a succession of Weems family physicians to live here. The house features a...

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Tyler-Bryan-Weems House

Texas, Brazoria County, East ColumbiaAriadne O. Gautier (1834-1910) came from Florida to this part of Texas in 1841 with her parents. Her father, Dr. Peter Gautier, Jr., joined other Texans in turning...

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Aldridge - Smith House

Texas, Brazoria County, East ColumbiaThis local landmark was built between 1837 and 1841 for William Aldridge, a farmer and large landholder. After a 10-year ownership by merchant, Henry Hansen, the...

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Shaker-Concentrator

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseThe shaker-concentrator, also known as a shaker table, was used in gravity beneficiation (the concentration of ore) for sorting fine-grained materials, such as...

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D Retort and Condensing System

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseThe D retort, line the rotary furnace, was used to recover mercury from cinnabar ore. Whereas the rotary furnace was a continuously-operating system, the D...

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A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"

Arizona, Maricopa County, MesaThis propeller, one of four, was installed on a B-29 Super Fortress. The B-29 was the largest and deadliest American heavy bomber of WWII. It is the aircraft that...

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Rattlesnake Bomber Base

Texas, Ward County, PyoteNicknamed for the numerous rattlesnake dens that were uncovered during its construction, Pyote Army Air Base was established in 1942 to train replacement crews for bombers...

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Camp Huntsville

Texas, Walker County, near HuntsvilleCamp Huntsville, completed here in 1942, was one of the first prisoner of war (POW) camps built in the U.S. during World War II. Designed to house 3,000 POWs, it...

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Round Top Community

Texas, Fayette County, Round TopHome of the Townsends, Hills and McH. Windurn, veterans of San Jacinto; Joel W. Robison, one of Santa Anna's captors; John Rice Jones, first postmaster general, Republic...

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Paġlagivisi!

Alaska, North Slope Borough, BarrowSharing Food, Sharing Life – Then and Now Ukpiaġvik, which means ‘the place where we hunt snowy owls,’ was one of several ancient villages in the Barrow area. Our...

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Taylor Highway

Alaska, Southeast Fairbanks Borough, near TokThe Taylor Highway leads through some of the earliest and richest gold mining country in Alaska to the City of Eagle on the Yukon River. Gold was discovered...

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Per Ardua Ad Astra

Arizona, Maricopa County, MesaOn June 12th, 1982, this plaque was unveiled to commemorate the years 1941 to 1945 when Falcon Field was established as No. 4 British Flying Training School. To this...

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Falcon Field

Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa This commemorative area was dedicated on May 30, 1991 by her Honor the Mayor of Mesa, Peggy Rubach, in memory of these airmen who gave their lives in the cause of freedom...

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Corky

Kansas, Lyon County, EmporiaESU's mascot "Corky" the Hornet made his debut in 1933 when Paul Edwards (BSE 1937) designed him as a part of a campus-wide competition Dedicated August 17, 2004 President...

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Welcome to Coldfoot Camp

Alaska, Fairbanks North Star Borough, near WisemanThis Sign Greeted New Arrivals As They Arrived At The Pipeline Construction Camp Located One Mile West Of Here. We Salvaged This Sign When The Camp Was...

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Dorothy Parker Birthplace

New Jersey, Monmouth County, West End Long BranchSite of the summer cottage of Dorothy Parker. Short story writer, critic and poet. Member of the Algonquin Round Table. Champion for social justice....

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