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Ricketts Circus

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, PhiladelphiaAmerica’s first circus building was opened here at 12th and Market Streets, April 3, 1793. On that day the English equestrian John Bill Ricketts gave...

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McDannald Pioneer Homestead

Ohio, Franklin County, GahannaThis brick home was built in 1856 by John McDannald, son of Samuel and Bell (Craig) McDannald who came from Virginia in 1813. The McDannalds were prominent in the...

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Austin Hall

California, San Bernardino County, TronaAustin Hall, the much loved focal point of the Trona community, once stood on this site. Built in 1912 the unique structure, with its one-foot thick concrete...

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Onyx Store - 1880


California, Kern County, OnyxWilliam Scodie, born in 1827 in Prussia, originally
 moved to Keyesville in 1856 and opened an 
eating establishment. He relocated to this area in 1861 
operating a...

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Fountain Springs

California, Tulare County, Fountain SpringsOne and one-half miles northwest of this point the settlement of Fountain Springs was established before 1855. It was at the junction of the Stockton-Los...

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Old Stage Road

California, Tulare County, Fountain SpringsRunning north and south, following an older Indian Trail is the route taken by many Spanish expeditions, American trappers, traders and parties of...

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Farming

Colorado, Jefferson County, GoldenSince 1859 Clear Creek has provided water through irrigation ditches to farmers east of Golden. Many such ditches were dug in the 1800s, including the Welch Ditch...

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Tourism

Colorado, Jefferson County, Golden Clear Creek Canyon was also a popular tourist area. Resorts such as Beaver Brook Pavilion were built along the creek. Early travel was mostly by train. In the early...

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Egbert Square

New York, Richmond County, Staten IslandFor God and Country Egbert Square named in honor of Arthur Stanley Egbert Sea 2C USNRF who died in the sinking of the USS President Lincoln on May 31, 1918, and...

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Parkville Veterans Memorial

New York, Kings County, BrooklynThe Parkville Community pays homage to those of its neighbors who served in the armed forces in defense of our country. (Military) Includes location, directions, 1...

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Laurelton Veterans Memorial

New York, Queens County, LaureltonThis memorial is to honor the fallen in: W.W. I W.W. II Korean Conflict Vietnam Era Grenada Lebanon Panama Persian Gulf War (Military) Includes location, directions, 1...

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Ramblerville Hawtree Memorial Bridge

New York, Queens County, Howard Beach World War II Lest we forget Thomas Beckwith Henry Schmitt Albert Nelson Edward O'Reilly Walter Melieri Paul Pfeiffer James Talley (War, World II) Includes...

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Woodend Manor House

Maryland, Montgomery County, Chevy ChaseThe Woodend Manor House was designed in Georgian style by John Russell Pope in 1927, on what was once the hunting grounds for Algonquin Indians. The house was...

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Lloyd Presbyterian Church

North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-SalemThe congregation of Lloyd Presbyterian Church was formed in the 1870s as part of a national movement by Northern missionaries to establish African-American...

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The Lugo Ranch

California, Los Angeles County, Culver CityThe Lugos, a Spanish landgrant family, arrived in the pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles in the 1700's and settled prior to 1900 on this site....

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"El Cojo"

California, Tulare County, Fountain SpringsWhile trapping in the Rocky Mountains in 1827 Thomas L. Smith was shot in the lower left leg by Indians. Escaping he took his knife and cut off the useless...

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California Hot Springs

California, Tulare County, California Hot SpringsThe first people to use the hot springs were the Bokninuwad Yokuts also called "Hoeynche" who called it "Kahtililkau" hot water. In the late 1870's T.J....

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Kern County Fair Exhibit Building

California, Kern County, BakersfieldOver the years, county fairs have provided a venue for farmers and their families to showcase crops, livestock, arts, and crafts and learn about the latest...

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Standard School

California, Kern County, BakersfieldThe discovery of oil near the Kern River in 1899 brought people to the area, creating a boomtown such as Oil Center, Oil City and Oildale. The Standard School...

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San Pasqual Battlefield

California, San Diego County, near EscondidoWhile marching to the conquest and occupation of California during the Mexican War, a detachment of 1st U.S. Dragoons, under the command of Brig. Gen....

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