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Luke Jordan, Blues Pioneer

Virginia, LynchburgSinger-guitarist Luke Jordan (1892-1952) was a familiar presence on the streets of Lynchburg from the 1920s until World War II. Jordan and other African American musicians in the...

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Miller-Claytor House

Virginia, LynchburgThis building formerly stood at Eighth and Church streets. It now stands one block north. It was built by John Miller about 1791. Thomas Wiatt bought the house, long known as the...

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Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Virginia, LynchburgFounded by Dr. William Waugh Smith in 1891 and opened in 1893 as a member of the Randolph-Macon System of Educational Institutions, this liberal arts college has been recognized from...

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New York Yankees vs. Hometown Sluggers

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookOn Monday, April 5, 1943, the New York Yankees played the Fort Hancock baseball team on this very field. While future Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Phil Rizzuto...

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Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial Park

Maine, Hancock County, Northeast HarborHonor Roll W.W. I Lester J. Lurvey • Ralph W. ReynoldsW.W. II Leslie D. Wright • Julian G. Smith • Donald F. Graves Joseph P. Chase Jr. • Francis G. Kelley...

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Pearl S. Buck

Virginia, LynchburgInternationally known author and humanitarian Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) graduated in 1914 from Randolph-Macon Women’s College, where she wrote for the college’s literary...

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Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y

Virginia, LynchburgIn 1951, the National Gallery of Art established a secret emergency repository (Code named Project Y) for its distinguished collection of art on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's...

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Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School

Virginia, LynchburgAbram Frederick Biggers (1838 - 1879), a lawyer by profession, was appointed the first superintendent of the Lynchburg and Campbell County schools in 1870. As a part of his effort to...

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Lock’em Up!

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookLike any small town, Fort Hancock had a jail. Military life was strict and a soldier could be punished for an offense as minor as being outside his barracks after...

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Sergeants’ Row

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookNoncommissioned Officers and their families lived in this row of houses. Single NCOs lived in the barracks with their men. Today, these homes are residences for...

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Nine College Way

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston  For ninety-five years, five generations for the Follin family, including John A. Zeigler, Jr. the last member of the family to own the house, lived at...

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Billy The Kid

New Mexico, Santa Fe County, Santa FeThe notorious New Mexico outlaw, also known as William Bonney, was captured and sucessfully imprisoned for the last time in the downstairs jail housed in this, the...

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Post Exchange

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThis building was Fort Hancock’s original gymnasium and in 1941 became the Post Exchange or PX. Soldiers could buy personal items here or go bowling at the...

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The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them

Virginia, Amelia County, Rice"There goes a chivalrous fellow. Let's give him three cheers." Near this site were positioned Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph B. Kershaw. They were mainly...

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Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line

Virginia, Amelia County, Rice"The men pressed forward, holding their fire with wonderful self control till they were in plain site of the enemy almost face to face." As the Federal troops realigned...

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Crossing Little Sailor's Creek

Virginia, Amelia County, Rice"We found a stream of muddy water a dozen feet wide..." “The colonel’s clear voice sounded ‘ATTENTION’....Descending the hill; ‘Prepare to cross a marsh!’ was passed along...

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Victory or Death

Virginia, Amelia County, RiceThe 18th Georgia Battalion, acting as a heavy artillery unit was originally formed in 1802 and served at the coastal defenses around Charleston, South Carolina. Moved to...

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Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove

California, Alameda County, Berkeley[Marker #1] In Memory of Those Who Made theSupreme Sacrifice in the World War C T Vinther • J T Gimbel • A H Ohman Berkeley Parlor No 210Native Sons of the Golden...

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Edward A. Brakenridge House

California, Alameda County, BerkeleyCity of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2008 Arriving in Berkeley from Massachusetts, Edward Brakenridge bought property that extended to Rose Street for this large...

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History House

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThis officer’s home, designed for a lieutenant and his family, was a testament to the rank and privilege of officers in the small peacetime army of the late 19th...

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