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William Augustus Bowles

Florida, Franklin County, near St. George IslandDuring a storm in 1799, the schooner Fox ran aground off the eastern end of St. George Island. On board was William Augustus Bowles, a British citizen...

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Booker T Washington School

Texas, Galveston County, Texas CityPublic education for African American students in Texas City began in 1915. The Texas City Independent School District hired Mrs. J. R. McKellar to teach the...

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Japantowns

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseFrom the late 1800s, Japantowns began to emerge in California’s port towns and agricultural areas where Japanese immigrants helped build the state’s economy...

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St. James Park

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseSt. James Park and its environs were the heart of nineteenth century San Jose. While the Plaza has been the center of the older Hispanic settlement, St. James...

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Alphonse Weill Residence

California, Kern County, BakersfieldThis is the original site of the residence of pioneer merchant Alphone Weill, wife Henrietta, and three children, Irma, Blanche, and Lawrence. The house, built in...

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Kern County Land Company Building

California, Kern County, BakersfieldIn 1894, four years after the formation of the Kern County Land Company, the firm built an office building that demonstrated its "Faith in the Future" of...

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Historic City Hall

California, Yolo County, DavisBuilt in 1938, this Spanish Colonial Revival building originally housed Davis City Hall and the Fire Dept. Later home to the Police Dept. Converted into a restaurant in...

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West Redoubt of Fort Clinton

New York, Rockland County, Bear MountainThe West RedoubtofFort Clinton1776 – 1777-------Defended withconspicuous braveryby a greatly outnumberedAmerican GarrisonunderBrigadier General James...

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Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt

New York, Rockland County, Bear MountainYou are looking at the remains of Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt; it is all that survives of this Revolutionary War fort. Work on Fort Clinton began in July 1776...

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Log Grist Mill

Pennsylvania, Somerset County, near JennerstownThis reconstructed early log mill was built originally at Roxbury by a miller named Cronin in 1805. It was in operation until 1918. It is now used as the...

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Alexis de Tocqueville

Connecticut, Hartford County, HartfordAlexis de Tocqueville The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author ofDemocracy in America visited this area during his 1831 – 1832 tour of America Tocqueville...

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The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Connecticut, Hartford County, HartfordIn 1636 The Church in Newtown, Massachusetts Thomas Hooker, Minister was transplanted to this locality, called Meeting House Yard, Old State House Square City Hall...

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Old State House

Connecticut, Hartford County, HartfordOld State House Has been designated a Registered National Historic landmark Under the provisions of the Historic sites act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses...

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The Tower Clock

Connecticut, Hartford County, HartfordThe Tower Clock Was Given in Memory Of Horace John Wickham 1836 – 1914 By His Son Clarence Horace Wickham 1919 Perpetual care and replacement provided for by...

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The British Attempt to Divide the Colonies during the War of Independence

New York, Rockland County, Bear MountainIn 1777, the British attempted to divide the colonies by gaining control of the Hudson Valley. This campaign ended with the first overwhelming defeat of the...

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Highway Attractions

Pennsylvania, Somerset County, near JennerstownTourists took to the roads in the 1910s, '20s, and '30s not just to exercise their automobile, but to see the country, take in scenic wonders, connect...

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Outer Redoubt of Fort Clinton

New York, Rockland County, Bear MountainA redoubt is a small enclosed, heavily armed fortification built to protect a strategic location.In 1776, fearing a possible assault by land, the Americans...

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Forbes Road

Pennsylvania, Somerset County, near JennerstownGood forage found at open camps such as this on the Raystown Path, led General Forbes to prefer this route to Braddock's Road. Site of Fort Dudgeon...

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Forbes Road

Pennsylvania, Somerset County, near JennerstownTomahawk Encampment At foot of Laurel Hill the Forbes Road leads northwestward to Fort Ligonier 35.5 miles from Fort Bedford (Colonial Era • Forts,...

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Doodletown

New York, Rockland County, Bear MountainHalf a mile up this roadis Doodletown, pioneerhamlet through which theBritish army marched toattack Ft. Clinton, 1777 (Settlements & Settlers • War, US...

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