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James A. Hall

California, Santa Cruz County, WatsonvilleAn accomplished attorney and Watsonville mayor, James A. Hall was an adventurer at heart. In the summer of 1900, he set out to find a lost mining claim near...

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Leaksville Cotton Mill

North Carolina, Rockingham County, EdenFormer Gov. John Motley Morehead built the Leaksville cotton factory here in 1839. Water from the nearby Smith River rapids powered the stone mill. In May and...

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Boys, you must get out of here! You are surrounded!

Tennessee, Rutherford County, Murfreesboro-James Negley, brigadier general, commanding 2nd Division, Center WingThe jumbled rocks you see here sheltered the four Union regiments of Miller's brigade...

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Beauty and the Beach

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzThe first Miss California Pageant took place at the Boardwalk in 1924, drawing huge crowds. The pageant moved to the Civic Auditorium in 1966. Santa Cruz...

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Boards

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzThese boards are part of the original Santa Cruz Boardwalk and were saved during a restoration project completed in 1984. This project was one of many completed...

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Magical Merry-go-round

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzWhether you call it a merry-go-round, carousel, or whirlgig, visitors have always been enchanted with the Boardwalk’s oldest ride. At the grand opening of the...

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Piedmont Railroad

North Carolina, Rockingham County, ReidsvilleThe Piedmont Railroad, chartered in 1862, linked Danville, Virginia, with Greensboro, North Carolina. Work began on the road that autumn in Danville, but...

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Burgers at the Beach

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzThe restaurant now called Surf City Grill has been known by other names and owned by several families over the years. In spite of these changes, it remains a...

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Annie Eliza Johns

North Carolina, Rockingham County, EdenAnne “Annie” Eliza Johns, volunteer nurse, poet, teacher, and author of Cooleemee, A Tale of Southern Life, is buried here with her family in the Church of the...

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Booker T. Washington High School

North Carolina, Rockingham County, Reidsville       The school was built to serve African-American students of Reidsville, NC and Rockingham County. The graduates of this great institution have made...

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Lower Saura Town

North Carolina, Rockingham County, EdenA village of the SauraIndians, abandoned bythat tribe in the early18th century, was onDan River, 2½ mi. N.E. (Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes location,...

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Masonic Home

North Carolina, Guilford County, GreensboroEstablished in 1912 byGrand Lodge of Masonsand Order of EasternStar for their aged. (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes location, directions, 3...

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“River boat Men: Dan River, 1792 – 1892”

North Carolina, Rockingham County, EdenThe mural of the river boatmen is a tribute to the men who were responsible for the economic development of the vast interior region along the Dan River. The most...

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Fickle Fashion

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzAt the turn of the century, lounging couples covered the beach much as they do today. But the women were fully dressed, and men wore hats and coats. Laws...

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Boardwalk Goes Hollywood

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzThe timeless and picturesque Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has “starred” in everything from industrial films, commercials, and music videos to made-for-TV movies...

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Ace Roller Coaster Landmark

California, Santa Cruz County, Santa CruzAmerican Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) recognizes Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Giant Dipper as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of...

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Gen. William Lee Davidson Was Killed

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, HuntersvilleCowan’s Ford, Catawba Riverwherethe Revolutionary HeroGen’l. William Lee Davidsonwas killed in action Feb. 1, 1781Born atLancaster,...

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General William Lee Davidson

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, HuntersvilleTo the memory ofGeneral William Lee Davidsonof Mecklenburg County N.C.Born in 1746. Youngest son of George Davidsonof Lancaster, PA. who moved to...

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Richard Barry

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, HuntersvilleTannerLegislatorSigner of Mecklenburg Declaration of IndependenceCo-founder of:       HopewellPresbyterian Church       City of Charlotte...

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Jose Antonio Navarro

Texas, Navarro County, CorsicanaLover of liberty. Foe of despotism. Born in San Antonio, Texas, February 27, 1795. Died January 13, 1871 and buried there. Member of the Legislature of Coahuila and...

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