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The Belted Galloway

Tennessee, Davidson County, HermitageThe Belted Galloway is an heirloom breed of beef cattle originating in the mountainous region of Galloway in southwestern Scotland. A hardy breed, they are...

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The Hermitage Landscape

Tennessee, Davidson County, HermitageAt a time when limited resources led to smaller dwellings, the distinctions between indoor and outdoor life blurred. When Jackson lived in the log farmhouse, this...

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Runge Park

Texas, Galveston County, Santa FeGalveston businessman Henry J. Runge (1859-1922), European-educated son of a German immigrant, bought the land and laid out the town of Arcadia in 1890. At that time he...

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Arcadia Christian Church

Texas, Galveston County, ArcadiaThe town of Arcadia was established on the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1890. This church was organized in 1894 and represents the oldest surviving church in...

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First Baptist Church of Alta Loma

Texas, Galveston County, Alta LomaOriginal site of oldest church in Alta Loma; second oldest Baptist church on Galveston mainland. Organized on Nov. 10, 1895, in a local hotel; 26 charter members....

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Dairy Industry in the Santa Fe Area

Texas, Galveston County, Santa FeThe railroad communities of Arcadia, Alta Loma, and Algoa, established in the 1890s, formed the nucleus of the Santa Fe area at the turn of the 20th century. Citrus and...

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Alta Loma

Texas, Galveston County, Alta LomaTraveling west from the Gulf of Mexico the land rises gradually and becomes Alta Loma (Spanish for high land) in this area of Galveston County. In 1893 the Alta Loma...

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Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthNative Americans hunted bison on the plains of North Texas in the 1800s. They traded freely with settlers, but conflicts did occur. Some tribal villages were attacked...

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Flying Machines

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthFort Worth residents got their first sight of flying machines in 1911 when the International Aviators National Tour was lured to town by Amon G. Carter, Sr. That same...

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Hitchcock Depot

Texas, Galveston County, near Alta LomaAccording to local oral tradition, the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad (GCSF) gained a vital right-of-way through Emily Hitchcock's property in 1875 by...

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War Dead of Swain County

North Carolina, Swain County, Bryson CityWorld War IBarker, William H., Bates, Everett R., Cathy, Charlie, Cochran, John T., Franklin, Walter I., Freeman, Caro N., Kincaid, William, Leaiherwood, James...

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JFK

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthOn the evening of November 21, 1963, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy arrived in Fort Worth to spend the night at the Hotel Texas. Early the next morning, President...

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African-American History

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worthhe first African-American residents of Fort Worth were slaves who received the delayed news of their emancipation on June 19, 1865. Those who remained in the area began...

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General William Jenkins Worth

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthWilliam Jenkins Worth, a native of Hudson, New York, was severely wounded at Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. In 1820 he became instructor of infantry tactic and...

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Woodlawn Cemetery Confederate Memorial

Missouri, Jackson County, Independence(Confederate Battle Flag) 1861 - 1865 C * S * A Sacred to The Memory of The Soldiers of THE CONFEDERACY (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 5 photos,...

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Tuna Fleet Service, World War II (1941-1945)

California, San Diego County, San DiegoDuring World War II, 600 fishing vessels were taken by the Navy, Army, and Coast Guard, including 52 “Tuna Clippers”. On Pearl Harbor Day, the U.S. canned tuna...

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Francis Kittredge Shattuck Building

California, Alameda County, BerkeleyStone and Smith, Architects1901 Jim Novosel: The Bay Architects1998 Berkeley’s transit pattern was established in 1876 when Francis Kittredge Shattuck and James L....

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S.H. Kress Co. Store

California, Alameda County, BerkeleySamuel H. Kress began his chain of retail stores around 1900 and soon these “five and dime” variety stores dotted downtowns across America. Kress’s own company...

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Heywood Building

California, Alameda County, BerkeleyJames W. Plachek, Architect1917 Jim Novesel: The Bay Architects1994 This small commercial building was built for William Heywood, son of Berkeley pioneer Zimri...

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Roos Bros. Building

California, Alameda County, BerkeleyIn 1876 the Central Pacific (later Southern Pacific) Railroad expanded into downtown Berkeley. What is now Shattuck Square was the site of freight yards; Berkeley...

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