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Brewster County

Texas, Brewster County, near AlpineFormed from Presidio County Created February 2, 1887. Organized February 14, 1887. In 1897 the territory of Buchel and Foley counties was added to Brewster. Named for...

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Nolte-Rooney House

Texas, Brewster County, AlpineBuilt 1890 by F.H. Nolte, early settler, on land in Murphyville (now Alpine). The 20-inch walls are made of adobe bricks molded at the building site. Home was sold 1893 to...

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Gage-Van Sickle

Texas, Brewster County, AlpineHome of early ranchers, merchants, legislators. Stucco over thick adobe. Remolded 1896, 1920, 1960.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965 (Notable Buildings) Includes...

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Old Welding Shop of H. C. Nicol

Texas, Navarro County, CoriscanaOld Welding Shop of H. C. Nicol (1892-1963) Expert with acetylene torch, Nicol is remembered as first welder operating in the Navarro County oil fields, which opened...

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Creating a National Park

Maryland, Washington County, WilliamsportIt is a refuge, a place of retreat, a long stretch of quiet and peace at the Capital’s back door…William O. Douglas. Look around you. The park you stand in...

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Lemon St. Grammar and High School

Georgia, Cobb County, MariettaThe Lemon Street Grammar School opened in 1894. The original wooden structure was funded by Marietta’s school board, and designed to educate Negro students. The high...

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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Maryland, St. Mary's County, Lexington ParkThis Museum is the vision of a group of Navy and civilian personnel who in 1974 set out to formally organize a museum to preserve and celebrate the history of...

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Mt. Zion Baptist Church

South Carolina, Darlington, near DovesvilleFrontThis church, founded in 1869, was organized by 36 black members of nearby Black Creek Baptist Church, who received letters of dismissal to form their own...

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Hartsville Graded School / Mt. Pisgah Nursery School

South Carolina, Darlington, HartsvilleHartsville Graded SchoolThe first public school for the black children of Hartsville and vicinity operated on this site from about 1900 to 1921. It was renamed...

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The Godfrey Miller Home

Virginia, WinchesterBuilt in 1785 by Daniel Sowers on a lot granted by Lord Fairfax dated 1753. The Sowers’ owned many horses, possibly for a livery business. In 1801, the house conveyed to Adam...

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Horace Greeley - George Jones

Vermont, Rutland County, East PoultneyAt the original settlement in East Poultney, Horace Greeley, founder of the "New York Tribune", worked on the "Northern Spectator", 1826-1830. George Jones,...

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Jeffrey Brace

Vermont, Rutland County, East PoultneyJeffrey Brace was born in West Africa with the name Boyrereau Brinch. At sixteen he was captured by European slave traders, shipped to Barbados, sold to a ship's...

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A. W. Gray & Sons

Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown SpringsNear this site Albert W. Gray manufactured his horse power treadmills, which he invented and patented in 1844 and 1856. He also invented a corn sheller,...

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Isaac Blackford

Indiana, Marion County, IndianapolisFrontBorn 1786 in New Jersey; admitted to the bar 1810. Residing in Vincennes, Indiana Territory in 1815; later elected Speaker of the first state House of...

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The Lincoln Funeral Train

Indiana, Laporte County, Michigan CityFrontAssassinated President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral was April 19, 1865 at the White House. The funeral train left for Springfield, Illinois April 21 directed by...

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State Seminary of Indiana

Indiana, Monroe County, BloomingtonFrontCongress, asserting that education was necessary for representative government, granted Indiana one township of land to support a seminary as part of its...

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Rosa Parks Lived Here

Alabama, Henry County, AbbevilleFrontCivil rights pioneer Rosa McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Shortly after her birth her parents James and Leona McCauley, moved here...

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The Semiahmoo Trail

British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional District, SurreyThis trail was an ancient Indian travel-way linking tribal villages in the south to salmon grounds of the Fraser River. The first white...

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Historic Port Elgin

British Columbia, Greater Vancouver Regional District, SurreyRiver Routes Located near the intersection of the King George VI Highway and the Nicomekl River, the Port Elgin area has been a crossroads...

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Mountain Meadows Massacre

Utah, Washington County, CentralMassacre of Men and Boys On September 11, 1857, a procession of Arkansas emigrants bound for California marched northward up this valley having been persuaded to leave...

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