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First Village

North Carolina, Forsyth County, Winston-SalemThe original frontier settlement of the 15 single brothers who arrived from Bethlehem, PA on November 17, 1753 They travelled on the nearby Great...

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Flint River Farms Resettlement Project

Georgia, Macon County, near MontezumaThe Flint River Farms Resettlement Project was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Resettlement Administration in 1937. The Project was one of many...

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Daniel Boone's Parents

North Carolina, Davie County, MocksvilleSquire and Sarah Boone are buried here. Daniel Boone, 1734-1820, lived many years in this region. (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements...

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Boone Tract

North Carolina, Davie County, MocksvilleIn 1753 Lord Granville granted 640 acres on Bear Creek to Squire Boone who sold it in 1759 to his son Daniel. This was a part of the original Boone tract....

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"The Lake So Blue"

District of Columbia, Washington, NorthwestThe body of water that inspired the line in Howard University’s alma mater, “far above the lake so blue stands old Howard firm and true,” is McMillan...

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Boone Memorial

North Carolina, Davie County, MocksvilleDaniel Boone Hunter, Explorer Backwoodsman, Soldir Surveyor Roadbuilder Legislator, Magistrate He lived and learned woodcraft in Davie County 1750-65 Squire and...

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The Boone Family in Davie County

North Carolina, Davie County, MocksvilleOn 04 October 1750, Squire Boone received a Land Warrant and Survey for a 640-acre tract "lying...upon Grant's Creek, alias Lickon (Licking) Creek" in present...

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Retreat Rosenwald School

South Carolina, Oconee County, Westminster[Front]: This school, often called Retreat Colored School, was built in 1923 for the African-American students in and near Westminster. A two-room,...

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Hall County Courthouse

Nebraska, Hall County, Grand IslandDesigned by Omaha architect Thomas Rogers Kimball (1862-1934), the Hall County Courthouse is an exceptional example of Beaux-Arts classicism and borrows on Germanic...

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John Murrell

Tennessee, Madison County, near Jackson8 mi. S. lived the notorious bandit and outlaw, born 1804 in Williamson Co. Leader of the “Mystic Clan”, he fomented slave insurrections and terrorized the lower...

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Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthOn this site in September 1881 Fort Worth's first telephone exchange was founded by Southwest Telegraph and Telephone Company. It initially served 40 customers and...

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Morris and Conn Buildings

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthOriginally the notorious Wild West watering hole known as the “White Elephant Saloon”. Long-Hair Jim Courtwright who had been both Federal and City Marshall here was...

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First Methodist Church Building

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthInitially a wood frame structure constructed in 1874, this “Forth Street Church” was completed in 1887 of brick and limestone. Admired by many, the building was...

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Site of the Fort Worth Medical College

Texas, Tarrant County, Fort WorthThe Forth Worth Medical College was established as the medical department of Fort Worth University in 1894 by a group of prominent area physicians. Among those in its...

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Kreische Complex

Texas, Fayette County, near La GrangeGerman immigrant Heinrich Kreische (1821-1882) purchased nearly 175 acres of property in Fayette County in 1849. A stonemason by trade, he built a house, barn and...

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Monument Hill Tomb

Texas, Fayette County, near La GrangeIn September 1848, the remains of Texans killed in the 1842 Dawson Massacre and the 1843 “Black Bean Death Lottery” were reburied at this site in a sandstone vault....

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Site of Burnam's Ferry

Texas, Fayette County, near La Grange(obverse) First ferry in present-day Fayette County. Established about 1824 at the crossing of the La Bahia Road by Jesse Burnam. After the Army of the Republic of...

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Site of a Twin Blockhouse

Texas, Fayette County, La GrangeBuilt about 1828 - used as a place of defense against the Indians and known as Moore's Fort in honor of its builder and owner, John Henry Moore, 1800-1880, noted Indian...

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The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree

Texas, Fayette County, La GrangeThe Dawson Expedition Under this historic oak on September 15, 1842, Capt. Nicholas Mosby Dawson organized his company of Fayette County mounted volunteers, who rushed...

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Fayette County Courthouse

Texas, Fayette County, La GrangeAbout 1890, the structural safety of Fayette County's third courthouse came into question, and plans began for the building of this structure to serve as the seat of...

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