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Fort William

Virginia, Botetourt County, FincastleCol. William Preston constructed Fort William nearby in 1755 during the French and Indian War (1754 – 1763) as one in a series of fortifications to protect...

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Old Carolina Road

Virginia, Botetourt County, CloverdaleThis is the old road from Pennsylvania to the Yadkin Valley, over which in early times settlers passed going south. On it were the Black Horse Tavern and the...

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Scales Law Office

North Carolina, Rockingham County, MadisonAlfred M. Scales was born on November 26, 1827, in eastern Rockingham County. After attending Caldwell Institute in Greensboro and the University of North...

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Cloverdale Furnace

Virginia, Botetourt County, CloverdaleHere was situated Cloverdale Furnace, and early iron industry, developed by Carter Beverly, in 1808. (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3...

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Greenfield

Virginia, Botetourt County, DalevilleHalf a mile west stood Greenfield, the home of Col. William Preston. According to local tradition, Stephen Rentfroe constructed a fort there in the 1740s. In 1759,...

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John C. McCoy

Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City John C. McCoy founded West Port, Mo. in 1834. He was also one of the original proprietors of the Town of Kansas, later Kansas City, Mo., in 1846 (Cemeteries &...

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Thomas Jefferson (Squire) Goforth

Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City First Mayor of Westport 1857 Justice of Peace Kaw Township 1854 - 1863 [and] 1868 - 1876 Erected May 31, 1997 (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Politics •...

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Stephen A. Douglas

North Carolina, Rockingham County, MadisonPresidential nominee,1860, United StatesSenator from Illinois,was married to MarthaMartin, 1847, in housestanding 2 miles N. E. (Notable Persons) Includes...

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Alexander Martin

North Carolina, Rockingham County, MadisonGovernor, 1782 - 85 and1789 – 92; officer in theRevolution; member, FederalConvention of 1787;United States Senator.Home stood ½ mile N. (Notable Persons)...

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Wright Tavern

North Carolina, Rockingham County, WentworthBuilt in 1816. Rare example of dog-run building.Operated by Wrights andReids. Birthplace and homeof Congressman J. W. Reid. (Notable Buildings) Includes...

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William Lee Davidson

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, HuntersvilleWhig general, was killedat Cowan’s Ford. Feb. 1,1781. Davidson Collegeand Davidson Countyare named for him. (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location,...

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Historic Latta Plantation

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, HuntersvilleHistoric home of James Latta (1755 – 1837). Last remaining Catawba River cotton plantation open to the public. Sample family home from 1853 – 1922....

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Katy Depot

Texas, Hill County, HillsboroThis depot was built to serve the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Rail Line, which reached Hillsboro in 1881. Completed in 1902, the station features elements of the Eastlake,...

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Leaksville Landing

North Carolina, Rockingham County, EdenPort for bateau tradeon Dan River. Improvedby Roanoke NavigationCompany, 1820s. Ruinsvisible at low water.200 yards west. (Industry & Commerce • Waterways...

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Dan River

North Carolina, Rockingham County, EdenThe Roanoke Navigation Company opened the upper Dan River here for batteau traffic in the 1820s, and the towns of Leaksville (present-day Eden) and Madison became...

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The Plunge

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzLess than a year after fire destroyed the original Casino and Plunge, construction began on new buildings to include an indoor natatorium. The original ceiling...

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The Santa Cruz Seaside Company

California, Santa Clara County, Santa CruzWhen the “new” Casino was built in 1907, the Boardwalk was owned by the Santa Cruz Beach Company. Local businesses experienced an economic downturn from...

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A Love Story

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzWhat began in the “Summer of Love” as a teenage crush has grown into a successful family, spanning two generations. Kathy and Marshall Miller met as teenagers...

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Before the Boardwalk

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzThe Santa Cruz Beach was changed forever in 1904 when promoter and entrepreneur Fred Swanton hosted the grand opening of the Neptune Casino, a Moorish-style...

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Men Die O Liberty That Thou Endurs

California, Santa Cruz County, WatsonvilleWorld War I: Men Die O Liberty That Thou Endurs 1918 Joseph Rebeiro • Lester Rowe • Reuben Silva • William SullivanWorld War II: Plaque 1: May the memory of...

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