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Las Cruces on the Camino Real

New Mexico, Dona Ana County, near Las CrucesIn 1849, following the Mexican War, fields were first broken in Las Cruces. The town became a flourishing stop on the Camino Real, deriving its name, "The...

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Don Hansen, Dana Wharf Sportfishing

California, Orange County, Dana PointIn dedication to Don Hansen and Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the first business operating out of Dana Point Harbor. Dana Wharf Sportfishing originated Whale Watching...

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Old Telegraph Road

Washington, Whatcom County, BellinghamPenetrating northward through this point, toward wilderness areas of British Columbia and Alaska, a telegraph line was partially built in 1865-1867 to connect New...

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Point Roberts Boundary Marker

Washington, Whatcom County, Point RobertsOne mile west stands a granite obelisk, the first of a series of similar markers along the 49th parallel, defining the Canadian-American line from the Strait of...

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Major William Downie Cabin Site

California, Sierra County, DownievilleDownie, a native of Scotland arrived in San Francisco on July 5, 1849. He moved up the Yuba to The Forks, arriving in November of 1849. On this site, he built the...

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Dunn-Ransom Home

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaA native of Kentucky, Ewing Eric Dunn (1835-1917) came to Texas in 1850. He served as Navarro County deputy sheriff, 1854-1858, and joined the Confederate army during...

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James Buchanan Gillett

Texas, Presidio County, MarfaA very famous Texas Ranger. Born in Austin, son of Adjutant General of Texas. At 16 became cowboy on western frontier. At 19 joined Rangers; hunted down raiding Indians,...

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Humphris-Humphreys House

Texas, Presidio County, MarfaThis was the home of rancher, merchant and community leader John Humphris and his wife Mary. Built in 1883 by local builder Saturnino Naborette, the house represents...

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Western America Skisport Museum

California, Nevada County, Soda SpringsDownhill ski racing history in the Western Hemisphere first began in California circa 1857, and in this famous Donner Pass of the Sierra Nevada the Auburn Ski...

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The Capture of Santa Anna

Texas, Harris County, HoustonThis point is the approximate site of the capture of Santa Anna, the president of Mexico, and commander of the Mexican army-by James A. Sylvester, Joel W. Robison, Edward...

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Presidio County

Texas, Presidio County, near MarfaFormed from Bexar County Created January 3, 1850 Organized March 13, 1875 So named for the early "Fortress garrisoned by soldiers." Erected for the protection of the...

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Presidio

Texas, Presidio County, near MarfaAt confluence of Concho and Rio Grande Rivers. A settlement for over 10,000 years Site of first recorded wagon train crossing into Texas December 10, 1582 Headed by...

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“The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place”

California, Nevada County, TruckeeThe two modern buildings replaced structures built in the early 20th Century and were used in two of Truckee’s notorious industries • Bootlegging and prostitution....

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Milton Faver

Texas, Presidio County, near MarfaThe earliest large-scale cattleman to settle in the Big Bend, Milton (Don Meliton) Faver prospered against seemingly impossible odds to become the first cattle baron...

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Milton Faver

Texas, Presisio County, ShafterHereMilton Faver established in the fifties the first Anglo-American owned ranch in the Big Bend Three quadrangular adobe fortresses situated at the Big Springs Cibolo,...

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15th Texas Infantry Companies E and G

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaSeveral communities in Navarro County organized military units that saw action in the Civil War. Company E of the 15th Texas Infantry was formed on April 16, 1862, when...

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Brooks Cemetery

Texas, Presidio County, ShafterGeorge H. Brooks (1833-1911) served in a California volunteer unit during the Civil War before settling in Presidio County in the 1860s. In 1878 he married Mexican native...

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El Fortin de San Jose

Texas, Presidio County, near PresidioAbout 1773, the Spanish garrison at Presidio del Norte, present Ojinaga, Mexico, established El Fortin de San Jose in this vicinity to protect local farmers. The...

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Mission del Apostol Santiago

Texas, Presidio County, near PresidioApproximate site ofMission del Apostol Santiago One of nine missions established in the Big Bend country by Father Fray Nicolas Lopez, O.F.M., and Don Juan...

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Presidio del Norte

Texas, Presidio County, near PresidioProximate site of Presidio del Norte de la Junta established by Captain Alonzo Rubin de Celis in 1759-1760. Name of post retained in part by the present town and...

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