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"the gun boat Tylor saved the day "

Arkansas, Phillips County, HelenaThe guns of the U.S.S Tyler sent their last blast hurtling toward Graveyard Hill at 10:30 A.M. on July 4, 1863. The Confederates were retreating. Helena remained in...

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Yehudi Ashmun

Connecticut, New Haven County, New Haven Ashmun First Colonial Agent at Liberia, Africa [ east side ] Born at Champlain, N.Y. Ap. 21, 1794 Landed in Africa, Aug. 8, 1822 Died at N.H. Aug. 25, 1828 [...

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Roger Sherman Baldwin

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenRoger Sherman Baldwin Born Jan 4, 1793 Died Feb. 19, 1863 Graduated at Yale College in 1811 Admitted to the Bar in this city in 1814 Senator of the State in 1837...

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Nathan Smith

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenNathan Smith Born in Woodbury, Conn. 1770 Died At Washington D.C. Dec. 6, 1835 Senator of the United States From Connecticut An Eminent Citizen A Sound Statesman...

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Ross Granville Harrison

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenRoss Granville Harrison Teacher – Scientist – Administrator Professor of Zoology at Yale University 1907 – 38 He was the discoverer of the tissue-culture method...

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Theodore Dwight Woolsey

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenIn Memory Of Theodore Dwight Woolsey Tenth President of Yale College [ south side ] Born in New York October 31, 1801 Professor of Greek In Yale College 1831...

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Hezekiah Augur

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenHezekiah Augur 1791 – 1858 Sculptor Descendant of settlers of New Haven Colony Woodcarver – Inventor First American Sculptor A genius upon whom Yale College...

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Simeon Baldwin

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenSimeon Baldwin Was Born at Norwich Dec. 14. 1761 And Died May 26. 1851. He was graduated at Yale College in 1781. Was a tutor in that institution from 1783 to...

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Pierpont Edwards

Connecticut, New Haven County, New HavenPierpont Edwards Son of the Rev. Jonathan & Sarah Pierpont Edwards Master of Hiram Lodge #1, 1777-78 First Grand Master of Masons in Connecticut, July 8,...

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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

South Carolina, Charleston County, CharlestonBicentennal Historical Marker Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Charleston, South Carolina Commemorating the unique ministry of South Carolina born...

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Cape Mendocino Lighthouse

California, Humboldt County, near PetroliaBuilt at 422 ft. elevation, the light swept 30 mi. to sea. The perilous waters here claimed nine ships. Mules took supplies to the site, 15 mi. north, the...

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California's First Drilled Oil Wells

California, Humboldt County, PetroliaCalifornia's first drilled oil wells producing crude to be refined and sold commercially were located on the north fork of the Mattole River approximately three...

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Will Rogers Highway

California, Los Angeles County, Santa MonicaDedicated 1952 to Will Rogers Humorist - World Traveler - Good Neighbor This Main Street of America Highway 66 was the first road he traveled in a career...

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The Speedee McDonald's Store

California, Los Angeles County, DowneyThis is the oldest existing McDonald's hamburger stand in the world. Its neon arches and red and white tile have become an icon of the California car culture of...

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The Caulkers' Shed (1899)

Maine, Sagadahoc County, Bath This workshop was built in 1899 for Charles Oliver and his caulking gang. Here they stored their tools and some of the miles of oakum and cotton yard needed to make...

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Bath Iron Works

Maine, Sagadahoc County, Bath Known locally as "BIW" or "The Yard," Bath Iron Works has been building ships on the same site since 1890. Over 420 vessels have been built there, including cargo vessels,...

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Wyoming Sculpture

Maine, Sagadahoc County, BathThe white-painted steel structure in front of you is a sculpture representing the bow and stern of the six-mast schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden vessel built in the...

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Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867)

Maine, Sagadahoc County, Bath A good shipbuilding site has a natural 4° to 12° slope down to deep water. Using this grade, building slips (ways) were constructed on cleared and graded areas. These were...

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Mother Colony House

California, Orange County, AnaheimFirst house built in Anaheim, 1857, by George Hanson, founder "The Mother Colony", group selecting name given settlement. This German group left San Francisco to form...

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Mother Colony House

California, Orange County, AnaheimThis house was built in 1857 by Mr. Geo. Hansen the promoter of that little colony of Germans who founded what is now the City of Anaheim, and originally stood on N....

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