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Ritchey Hotel

Texas, Brewster County, AlpineFrame and adobe. Built facing old cattle loading pens on the Southern Pacific Railway. Lodgings and saloon for cowhands and ranchers in town to ship cattle from widely...

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Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) / Patterson Cabin

Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington(obverse)Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) A large landholder, Patterson took part in founding Lexington, Cincinnati and Dayton. Chose site of Lexington, helped erect...

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Garcia-Valadez House

Texas, Brewster County, AlpineBuilt in 1890 by Trinidad Garcia, ranch hand. Original four rooms had adobe walls 27 to 33 inches thick. Was a social center for many years. Since 1926, home of Thomas...

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Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

Texas, Brewster County, AlpineSite of the first Roman Catholic Church in Alpine. Deeded to the Diocese of San Antonio in 1896 by father and son Daniel and Thomas O. Murphy. The original adobe church...

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Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

Texas, Brewster County, AlpineThe present church building was dedicated on January 6, 1943, by Rev. Sidney M. Metzger, Bishop of El Paso. Construction began in 1941 under Father Francis Juaniz with...

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Old Market Square

Texas, Harris County, HoustonPlatted 1836 by surveyors Gail Borden, Jr., and Moses Lapham as "Congress Square." It was intention of city fathers Augustus C. and John K. Allen to have permanent Capitol...

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Barbed Wire

Texas, Bexar County, San AntonioAt first called "Devil's Rope" by cowboys, barbed wire was patented in 1873 but found little favor with Texas cattlemen until the late 1870s, when its use and...

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The Bexar County Courthouse

Texas, Bexar County, San AntonioThis courthouse occupies the south side of Main Plaza, formerly called "La Plaza de las Islas", as originally laid out by the Canary Islanders in 1731. As it was then,...

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Ernst Homestead

Texas, Bexar County, San AntonioBuilt about 1890, this home was constructed on land bordering the Mission Concepcion Acequia (Canal). In 1896 the site was purchased by Prussian native William Ernst...

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Clay Pit Bucket Tower

Texas, Travis County, AustinThis tower and two others supported a cable conveyor that brought clay from pits south of the Colorado river to a brick making facility nearby. A. J. Zilker installed the...

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Adina de Zavala

Texas, Bexar County, San AntonioAs the granddaughter of Lorenzo de Zavala (1789-1836), first vice-president of the Republic of Texas, young Adina de Zavala was exposed to vivid accounts of Texas'...

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Colonel George Nicholas

Kentucky, Fayette County, LexingtonGrave of George Nicholas 1754-1799 Revolutionary soldier Virginia House of Delegates Father of Kentucky Constitution First Kentucky Attorney General Professor of Law...

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Pioneer Trails

Kansas, Harvey County, near HesstonChisholm Trail Beaten hard by the hoofs of millions of Longhorns coming from as far as southern Texas between the years of 1867 to 1871 this trail wound northward...

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The Chisholm Trail

Kansas, Sedgwick County, Wichita At the close of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph...

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Gold Dust Hotel

Kansas, Wilson County, Fredonia This property has been placed on theNational Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior (Notable Buildings) Includes location,...

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Courthouse Square Benches

Kansas, Wilson County, Fredonia The benches returned to the Courthouse and on the Square in 1997 were first installed circa 1910-1915 (Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS...

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Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower

Kansas, Wilson County, Fredonia Erected and dedicated in 1965 by friends and residents of Wilson County, Kansas The clock was originally purchased in 1889 by local citizens, and was almost lost when...

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Wilson County Veterans Memorial

Kansas, Wilson County, Fredonia Dedicated to the men and women of the United States Armed ForcesFreedom's Call They are called to be in uniform to serve both day and night protecting our great country...

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The Congressional Medal Of Honor

Delaware, Kent County, DoverIn Respectful Memory of Those Delawareans who have recievedThe Congressional Medal Of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life and beyond the call...

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The Stone House

Kansas, Wilson County, Fredonia In memory of Victor and Anna SchloesserThe Stone House built by his father Francis Schloesser 1872 (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location,...

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