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William Latané

Virginia, Hanover County, Studley Captain Co. F, “Essex Troop,” 9th Va. Cavalry, C.S.A., killed in action June 13, 1862, aged 29. “A brother bore his body from the field” and “woman's voice.....read...

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First State Prison

Michigan, Jackson County, JacksonThis was the original site of Michigan's first state prison, approved by the legislature in 1838. A temporary wooden prison, enclosed by a fence of tamarack poles, was...

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Michigan, Jackson County, JacksonOn December 8, 1838, the founders of St. Paul's Parish met and began the task of drafting the Articles of Organization for a “new Protestant society.” The Parish of St....

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Horace Ismon / Ismon Building

Michigan, Jackson County, Jackson(side a)Horace Ismon This building was erected for Jackson dry goods merchant Horace Ismon in 1853. Ismon had begun his mercantile career in Paw Paw during the 1840s....

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Womens Club of Wisconsin

Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, MilwaukeeErected in 1888 and designated in 1970 as a landmark of the City of Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission in recognition of its architectural and...

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The Prospect Avenue “Spite” House

Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, MilwaukeeBuilt by Jason Downer, it is one of the finest Queen Anne style residences in the city. The first notable tenant was Horace Ruble, Minister to Switzerland, head of...

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Matthew Keenan House

Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, MilwaukeeThis Italianate double house was erected in 1860 for Matthew Keenan, prominent businessman and civic leader, and was designated as a Milwaukee Landmark in 1974 in...

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Edward Diederichs House

Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, MilwaukeeDesigned by the firm of Mygatt and Schmidtner in 1855 for Edward Diederichs, this ante-bellum residence was badly damaged by fire and rebuilt in 1859. In 1895, the...

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Joseph A. Altsheler

Kentucky, Hart County, Three SpringsAuthor, newspaperman. Wrote more than 40 books based on American history and designed especially for young people. A native of Three Springs, educated at Glasgow,...

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Abraham Lincoln and the Talisman

Illinois, Sangamon County, SpringfieldPrior to the coming of the railroads, Springfield was handicapped by inadequate transportation facilities. Early in 1832, Vincent A. Bogue, Springfield businessman...

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Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus

California, El Dorado County, GeorgetownGeorgetown Pride of the Sierras Georgetown was founded in 1849 by George Phipps, a member of a party of sailors prospecting for gold, who first pitched his tent...

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Flat Rock Cemetery Veterans Monument

South Carolina, Anderson County, AndersonServing Country and Jesus Christ Veterans Who Are buried in Flat Rock Cemetery [Left Column] Harry Drake, Daniel Y. Culbertson, J.C. Culbertson, Luther M....

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Iva Veterans Monument

South Carolina, Anderson County, Iva[Center] In memory of those from our community who made the supreme sacrifice in order that w might continue to live in a free and prosperous nation with liberty and...

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Old Iva Depot Mural

South Carolina, Anderson County, Iva This beautiful mural of the Old Iva Depot erected in 1886 with the C. & W.C. Train, painted by artist Oscar Velasquez, is dedicated to our forebears, to the...

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

New Brunswick, Charlotte County, near WelshpoolThe Great Depression 1929-1941 The depression was world-wide. In the U.S., the banking system collapsed and 12.8 million people were unemployed. Hardest...

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College of Charleston

South Carolina, Charleston County, CharlestonCollege of Charleston Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This...

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Rockin’ M Ranch

California, Santa Clara County, San Jose“Following indigenous American Indian occupation, this land was part of Spain and then Mexico. Under Mexican rule it was known as Rancho Yerba Buena de Socayre,...

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Winchester Mystery House

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseThe Winchester Mystery House was the home of Sarah Winchester, heiress to [the] Winchester Rifle fortune, from 1884 until her death in 1922. Mrs. Winchester was...

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Winchester Mystery House

California, Santa Clara County, San JoseOne hundred years have passed since Sarah L. Winchester first arrived in the Santa Clara Valley with nearly $20,000,000 and began quietly adding rooms to a small...

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Washington Hotel

California, Alameda County, FremontWashington Hotel originally located across the street as a two story adobe building. Destroyed by the 1868 earthquake. Rebuilt on the present site in the same year....

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