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Lambuth College

Tennessee, Madison County, JacksonChartered in 1843 as the Memphis Conference Female Institute by the Memphis Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, its first president was Dr.Lorenzo Lea. It became...

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Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood

Tennessee, Davidson County, NashvilleWhen Adelicia Acklen's estate was sold in 1890, the Belmont Mansion and its ground became Belmont College. Other portions, and parts of the neighboring Sunnyside...

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Nashville's First Radio Station

Tennessee, Davidson County, NashvilleJune 1922, Boy Scout John H. DeWitt, Jr., started Nashville's first radio station (WDAA) on the Ward-Belmont Campus. Assisted by music teacher G. S. deLuca, he...

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The Hermitage Landscape

Tennessee, Davidson County, HermitageAt first glance, The Hermitage Landscape may seem largely untouched by time. Look more closely, however, and discover the changes brought by over 200 years of...

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The War Road

Tennessee, Davidson County, HermitageIn 1915, The Ladies' Hermitage Association planted this double line of trees to serve as the border for a new entryway intended for visitors arriving by automobile....

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Governors' Mansion

Tennessee, Davidson County, NashvilleA residence built on this site in 1910 served as the residence of the governors of Tennessee from 1921 until 1949, when a residence on Curtiswood Lane was acquired...

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The Hermitage Mansion

Tennessee, Davidson County, HermitageElegant as it is, The Hermitage Mansion is also a prime example that, indeed, beauty sometimes does lie “in the eye of the beholder.” Andrew Jackson's visitors got...

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Fort Granville

Pennsylvania, Mifflin County, LewistownAbout 650 yards south of this spot, on the high bank of the Juniata River, was the site of Fort Granville, which was erected in 1755-56. This fort was twice...

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Site of National Steam Grist Mill

Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Mount Union Constructed 1867 by Peter M. Bare (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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Stone House

Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Mount Union Erected 1841 by John Sharrar (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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McMurtrie Mansion

Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, HuntingdonDavid McMurtrie built this house in 1817. A pioneer family; leaders in local political and business affairs. Now houses the Historical Society and the Library...

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Speer House

Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Home of R. Milton Speer Congressman, 1870-1874, and his Sons: William McMurtrie Speer, 1865-1923 Newspaperman and Lawyer Robert E. Speer, 1867-1947...

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William Bartram Trail

Florida, Seminole County, near Longwood"In 1774, William Bartram, famedNaturalist, camped near hereand identified a wide varietyof native plants and wildlife." (Colonial Era • Exploration •...

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Fred Waring

Pennsylvania, Blair County, TyroneWorld-renowned choral arranger and band leader, Waring was born and raised in Tyrone. In 1919, while attending Penn State, he started “Fred Waring and the...

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Fort Roberdeau

Pennsylvania, Blair County, near BellwoodThe Revolutionary fort site can be seen a few miles from here. Built 1778 by Daniel Roberdeau to protect lead mines in Sinking Valley which supplied the...

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Ray Charles Childhood Home

Florida, Madison County, GreenvilleThis home is a reconstruction of the home where musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) lived with his mother, Aretha Williams, and adopted grandmother, Margaret "Muh"...

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Centre Furnace

Pennsylvania, Centre County, State CollegeHere Cols. John Patton and Samuel Miles operated the first charcoal iron furnace in the region, 1792-1809. Present stack used 1825-1858. In this era Centre...

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First Burial Ground

Massachusetts, Bristol County, NortonThe First Burial Ground is the presumed buying place of Norton's pioneer settler's. William Witherell, who died in September 1691, is buried in the West end of the...

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Moses Thompson

Pennsylvania, Centre County, State CollegePartner in Centre Furnace with James Irvin and instrumental in the selection of the site for the establishment of Penn State on furnace company land. Thompson...

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Fort Phoenix

Massachusetts, Bristol County, FairhavenBuilt for harbor defense in 1775 Destroyed by the British September 6th 1778 Later rebuilt and now the property of the town of Fairhaven (Forts, Castles •...

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