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Orange County Courthouse

California, Orange County, Sanrta AnaBuilt in 1900 of Arizona red sandstone, this is the oldest existing county courthouse in Southern California. Significant and far-reaching court decisions were...

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Olinda

California, Orange County, BreaThe course of oil production was changed in 1899 when the Olinda area became the first site in California to use the technique of drilling with the hole full of water....

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Old Town Irvine

California, Orange County, IrvineThe townsite began in 1887 with the arrival of the AT&SF RR. James Irvine II chose this site to be the shipping center for crops grown on the Irvine Ranch, due to...

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Fountain Inn Rosenwald School

South Carolina, Greenville County, Fountain Inn[Front]: The Fountain Inn Rosenwald School, also known as the Fountain Inn Colored School, was a complex of several buildings built here from 1928 to...

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Richard Nixon Birthplace

California, Orange County, Yorba LindaIn 1912 Frank and Hannah Nixon built this modest farmhouse on their small citrus ranch. Here Richard Nixon was born, January 9, 1913, and spent his first nine...

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Simpsonville

South Carolina, Greenville County, Simpsonville[Front]: This town grew up around a stagecoach stop from Laurens to Greenville. For many years the community was known as "Plain," the name given to its...

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Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone

New Hampshire, Cheshire County, ChesterfieldBorn October 11, 1872, in a modest cottage 1.7 miles southeast of here on Horseshoe Road, Stone graduated from Amherst College and Columbia Law School,...

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Robert A. Cinader

California, Los Angeles County, CarsonRobert A. Cinader's involvement with the Los Angeles County Fire Department began in 1971 when he filmed a pilot television movie about the county's fledgling...

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Scotts Run/The First Shack

West Virginia, Monongalia County, near PursgloveScotts Run By the 1930s 10,000 residents representing 28 nationalities and tied to the coal industry crowded the hillsides, victims of severe poverty...

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Goshen Baptist Church

Pennsylvania, Chester County, near West ChesterFormer Site ofGoshen Baptist Church Meeting House Erected 1809 – Chartered 1827 Relocated 1970 (Churches, Etc. • Notable Places) Includes location,...

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Edwin L. Drake

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, near TitusvilleThe man who sank the first oil well is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, and is commemorated by Niehaus's bronze figure of "The Driller." Drake Well is now a...

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Drake Well Park

Pennsylvania, Venango County, near TitusvilleOn this site "Col." Edwin Drake struck oil Aug. 27, 1859; the birth of the petroleum industry. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum...

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Mormon Battalion Marker

California, Orange County, Mission ViejoDedicated to the valiant members of the historic Mormon Battalion who stopped here on March 20, 1847, as they marched from San Diego to Los Angeles. A division...

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Aliso Creek Adobes

California, Orange County, Mission ViejoThis spring and the sycamore trees mark the area of an adobe house and outbuilding built in the 1840s by Jose Serrano, whose Rancho Canada de los Alisos...

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Golden Sheaf Bakery Annex

California, Alameda County, BerkeleyListed on the National Record of Historic Places In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The...

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Jedediah Smith

California, San Bernardino County, BarstowIn 1826 he led a party of 17 men through the territory of the Mojave Indians, then west across our Great desert. During the trek, the heat became so intense...

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Westport - Santa Fe Trail - Oregon / California Trail

Kansas, Johnson County, ShawneeWestport Westport, along with Independence, was a major outfitting point for the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Founded in 1834 by John C. McCoy and platted...

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Old Depot Museum

Kansas, Franklin County, OttawaThe Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston was the first railroad built south of the transcontinental Union Pacific which passed through Lawrence. Building the 30 miles of...

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Pickrell Building

Kansas, Franklin County, OttawaBuilt by William T. Pickrell, this building was originally used to sell agricultural implements. Other early businesses at this address included a millinery, barber shop,...

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Lecompton, Capital of Kansas Territory

Kansas, Douglas County, near KanwakaIn 1855 the new town of Lecompton was named the capital of Kansas Territory. President James Buchanan appointed a governor and officials to establish government...

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