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George Schaffer

California, Nevada County, TruckeeOne of Truckee’s earliest settlers. Schaffer in 1866 built the first lumber mill in the town. He freighted the locomotive San Mateo to Truckee in a winter crossing of...

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The Rosenberg Family

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaBen Rosenberg (1862-1929) emigrated from Poland to the United States about 1882. After living several years in Waco, he settled in Corsicana about 1890. Rosenberg soon...

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Battle of Island Mound Memorial

Missouri, Bates County, near Butler Here, on October 29, 1862 was the first crucible to test the mettle of formerly enslaved black men during the Civil War. Here, a group of volunteers faced battle...

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The Toothman Farm

Missouri, Bates County, near ButlerAfter the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed, pro-slavery Missourians and free-state Kansans fought over whether Kansas should enter the Union as a slave or free...

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Confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita This marker locates the original confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. On August 15, 1865, near this point Jesse Chisholm met with the Plains Indian chiefs...

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Spanish-American War Memorial

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita In commemoration of those who on land and sea served their country in the Spanish-American War This cannon was captured in the Spanish-American war in the year 1898,...

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Maurice Clifton Naftzger

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita A member of a pioneer banking family which settled in Wichita during the 'boom' period of 1886, Mr. Naftzger devoted nearly seventy years of his life to banking. As an...

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Area History

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita This site, originally platted in December, 1870, dates back to Wichita's early development with the establishment of the Wichita & Southwestern Railroad, later...

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Moe Bandy

Mississippi, Lauderdale County, Meridian (Front text)Born in Meridian and the grandson of the railway yard manager where Jimmie Rodgers worked, Moe Bandy became one of country music’s most popular...

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Cabin of Lt. Col. J.B. Leake

Texas, Smith County, Tyler   J.B. Leake was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 20th Iowa. Captured at the battle of Stirling Plantation near Morganza, Louisiana September 29, 1863, he arrived in the first...

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Prairie Fire and the Battle of Island Mound

Missouri, Bates County, near Butler In the 1860s, the vast, rolling tallgrass prairies of the Osage Plains stretched for miles. Maintained by periodic fires for approximately 5,000 years before...

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Bates County, Missouri in 1862

Missouri, Bates County, near ButlerBates County was formed in 1841. Many early settlers came from Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. The 1860 census listed a population of 6,765 with a slave population...

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The Battle of Island Mound: A Demonstration to the Nation

Missouri, Bates County, ButlerAfrican Americans saw the Civil War as a fight for their freedom. Early in the war, freed black men who tried to enlist in the Union Army were turned away. A 1792 Federal...

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McCormick Harvester Building

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita Built for $50,000 Historic & Current Address: 704 East Douglas (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS...

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Hauser Garrison Dry Goods Building

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita Built for line of overalls, shirts and other work clothes Historic & Current Address: 700 East Douglas (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes...

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College Hill Streetcar No. 230

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita "it (streetcar 230 on the College Hill line) is a moving...collection of junk, rattling and torturing its inmates in a manner that would bring tears to the eyes of the...

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Blue Ridge Park

Georgia, Fannin County, Blue RidgeIn celebration of the Centennial of Blue Ridge, Georgia, the Blue Ridge Garden Club and the City of Blue Ridge dedicate this park in memory of Colonel Mike McKinney,...

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Old Federal Road

Georgia, Pickens County, near Talking RockThe highway leading right is the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia’s earliest vehicular route. It began on the Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens,...

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Alpharetta Hotel Site

Georgia, Fulton County, AlpharettaThe property was the original location of the Alpharetta Hotel built by Bob Webb in 1908. The hotel was torn down in the 1970’s. It once housed a Boarding House for...

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St. Paul's, Episcopal

Virginia, Prince William County, HaymarketThe oldest church in continuous service in Prince William County. Erected in 1801, this building was a district courthouse for four counties 1803-09; Hygeia...

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