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Johnstown Flood

Pennsylvania, Cambria County, South ForkThe breast of South Fork Dam which broke the night of May 31, 1889, to cause the historic flood is a short distance away. The remains of the dam can be observed....

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A Star Spangled Centennial

Maryland, BaltimoreThe Francis Scott Key Tablet above was dedicated as part of the National Star Spangled Banner Centennial celebration in 1914. Designed by Hans Schuler, the bronze shield depicts and...

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Historical Statement (The Bell)

Virginia, Fairfax County, Great FallsThe year was 1942, and citizens of Great Falls were concerned that bombings, like those of London, might occur in Washington, DC. In a time of great threats,...

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Fredrick William Beissner House

Texas, Galveston County, GalvestonDesigned by Galveston architect William H. Roystone for local real estate agent Frederick William Beissner (1854-1905) and his wife Mary, this Victorian-era home was...

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Trueheart-Adriance Building

Texas, Galveston County, GalvestonDesigned in neo-renaissance, high Victorian style by Nicholas J. Clayton, noted architect, for H.M. Trueheart & Co., first chartered realty firm in Texas, founded...

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Cowley County National Bank Building

Kansas, Cowley County, Winfield The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on theNational Register of Historic Places (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos,...

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Julien D. Wyatt

South Carolina, Pickens County, Easley[Front] Easley High School 1915 Wofford College AB & MA 1919 Georgetown University LLB 1923 American University DCL 1926 Attorney, Banker, Civil Leader Editor,...

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Platting of Winfield, Kansas

Kansas, Cowley County, Winfield This corner marks the spot where in 1869 Colonel E. C. Manning placed the stake from which the City of Winfield was laid out. The first building in Winfield, Colonel...

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Portsville United Methodist Church

Delaware, Sussex County, PortsvilleThe roots of local Methodism can be traced to the late 18th century, when Bishop Francis Asbury and others visited this area to spread the message of their faith. By...

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Jennings Building

Kansas, Cowley County, WinfieldOwners S. H. Jennings: 1901-1918 F. M. Benson: 1918-1920 Andrew Wilson: 1920-1941 E. H. Ruppelius: 1941-1974 Dorothy Fisher: 1974-1978 Joseph & Elizabeth Sears:...

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World War II Memorial

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita In honor of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S.A. during the Second World War (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes location,...

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North High School Indian Head

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita This unique Indian head was obtained and presented to Wichita High School North by the 1977 Senior Class as a gift from Mrs. Carl (Ethel) Kelley, a pioneer Wichita...

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Marshyhope Creek Bridge

Maryland, Caroline County, FederalsburgUntil it was named Federalsburg in 1812, the community took its name from the bridge at this crossing. This 215-foot concrete structure was built in 1910 by the...

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Alva Everett Taylor

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaGrassroots researcher-writer and historical preservationist whose work led to development of this pioneer village. Born near Dawson (10 mi. SW), Taylor attended Baylor...

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Webster United Church of Christ

Michigan, Washtenaw County, near DexterIn 1834 construction began on Webster Church, the oldest church building in continuous use in Washtenaw County. Built on land donated by Hannah Williams Kingsley,...

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First Baptist Church Of Merton

Wisconsin, Waukesha County, MertonThis is the former site of the First Baptist Church of Merton founded August 31, 1843 with nine members. This edifice, erected in 1855, is of historic architecture of...

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Death at Point Lookout

Maryland, St. Mary's County, ScotlandIt is hard to imagine this tranquil site as a place of sickness, suffering and death. Yet during the Civil War, five graveyards marked Point Lookout. Why so many...

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Polk County, C.S.A..

Texas, Polk County, LivingstonDuring Civil War, 1861-65, an area of piney woods, farms, thickets, with an Alabama-Coushatta Indian reservation. Had only 600 voters in 1860 but sent 900 soldiers into...

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"Contraband" Camp

Maryland, St. Mary's County, ScotlandDuring the Civil War, thousands of enslaved African-Americans escaped from captivity in the South to liberty in the North. The grounds before once sheltered these...

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Civil War Site

West Virginia, Raleigh, BeckleyOn April 5, 1862, Company A of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry camped here during the occupation of the Raleigh Court House. (War, US Civil) Includes location,...

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