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Section of the Cajon Canal

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Yorba Linda, California.
This lined section of the Cajon Canal (Circa 1923) helped bring water from the Santa Ana River to Rancho Santa Ana and several northern Orange County communities during the early development of the county. Construction of . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old City Park

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Dallas, Texas.
Indian tribes were once attracted to this park site by a series of natural springs, which became known as Browder Springs after Edward C. Browder (1825 - 1875) acquired the property in 1845. The springs figured in . . .

(Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Angus Schoolhouse

Previous Old City Park
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Angus, Texas.
The community of Angus began soon after rail lines were completed to this area in 1871. Three years later a public school was started under the direction of Lila Blackburn. The first schoolhouse was a two-room frame building . . .

(Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cherokees in Dallas

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Dallas, Texas.
Ninety Cherokee Indians, led by Chief Bowles, immigrated to this area from Arkansas Territory in 1819, but were driven out 2 years later by hostile Indians who resented the intrusion. Remnants of group signed Treaty of Sept. . . .

(Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Methodist Church of Richland

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Richland, Texas.
Founded 1847 on remote frontier, by efforts of the Rev. J.E. Ferguson and the Rev. J.G. Hardin. In 1966 the American Association of Methodist Historical Societies honored Richland as the oldest continuing congregation in . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Richland Cemetery

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Richland, Texas.
In town founded after the Houston & Texas Central Railroad bypassed older villages. An early store was moved from Pisgah Ridge (5 Mi. W) by J.T. and Prudence Anderson Patrick, who settled in Richland in 1870. They had three . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Flag Memorial Richland Cemetery

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Richland, Texas.
In Memory of 1st Lt. Charles W. Hunter U.S. 8th Air Force 1942 - 1945 Flag Lighting Honors Our Veterans April 17, 2015

(War, World II) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lockhart Plantation

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Chappell Hill, Texas.
Home built 1850 by Dr. John W. Lockhart, Chappell Hill physician and frequent host of Sam Houston. House is of cedar and black walnut hand-cut on rich 1,000-acre place that had its own blacksmith shop, cotton gin, store, . . .

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Knapp Cemetery

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Novi, Michigan.
In 1836, Benajah Aldrich set aside one half acre of his farm for burial purposes. His brother-in-law, Henry Knapp, was the first to be buried here. Most of the burials took place in the 19th century. The Victorian symbol for . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Methodist Church

Previous Knapp Cemetery
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Chappell Hill, Texas.
Organized prior to 1847. First pastor, Robert Alexander, had been a missionary in Texas since 1837. Original church built in 1853; was destroyed in great storm of 1900; rebuilt in 1901, constructed of pine. Memorial . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Atkinson Cemetery

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near Chappell Hill, Texas.
Name honors 1857 mayor of Chappell Hill, Jethro Atkinson, whose plantation was nearby. In 1844, date of earliest marked grave, site was owned by Robert Wooding Chappell, for whom city was named. Formed in 1957, Atkinson . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fragments of an Inscribed Coenice

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, Israel.
This cornice was part of the roofing system (entablature) of a monumental building. It was adorned on both sides with geometric and floral motifs using the Corinthian order, the prevailing architectural-artistic style in . . .

(Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Somerset County

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Princess Anne, Maryland.
Create August 22, 1666, and named for Lady Mary Somerset, sister-in-law of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore. At its founding, Somerset included present-day Wicomico and Worcester Counties, and parts of Delaware and . . .

(Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Combat Wounded Veterans

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Merritt Island, Florida.
Dedicated to the recipients of the nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind . . .

(Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Oaksville Ball Park

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near Princess Anne, Maryland.
One of the few surviving African American sandlot baseball fields. Home of the Oaksville Eagles, created ca. 1910. A community baseball club that toured neighboring states, Playing against Negro League teams in the era . . .

(African Americans • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Merritt Island, Florida.
"Operation Iraqi Freedom" U.S. Served in Iraq 1.5 mil. WIA 32,226, 4 MOH Awarded, KIA 4,491 Brevard County Service Members killed while serving in Iraq Army PFC Michael Creighton Weldon, 20 Palm Bay, KIA 29 Mar 2003 Marine . . .

(War, 2nd Iraq) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Veterans Memorial Park

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Merritt Island, Florida.
Dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Services of the United States Board of County Commissioners Carol Senne, Chairman District III Truman Scarborough, Jr. District I Roger W. Dobson District II Sue Schmitt . . .

(Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Shapes of Ships

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Pocomoke City, Maryland.
If you were standing here during the years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, your senses would be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of a hard working waterfront. The air would be thick with the smell of cut . . .

(Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Olive Marie Lippoldt

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Pocomoke City, Maryland.
Olive Marie Lippoldt taught at Pocomoke Elementary School from 1984 - 1992. She founded the Psi chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international teacher's sorority. For all the contributions she made to Pocomoke youth, this . . .

(Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

River Trades & Traditions / River Lore & Legend

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Pocomoke City, Maryland.
River Trades & Traditions Native Indians used the deep, dark Pocomoke River to hunt, fish, trap, travel and trade with other peoples in the region. The river banks still hold the remains of arrowheads, broken pottery and . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mar-Va Theater

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Pocomoke City, Maryland.
Built 1927 National Register of Historic Places 1996

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pocomoke City Historic Railroad Station

Previous Mar-Va Theater
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Pocomoke City, Maryland.
Originally built 1912 Destroyed by fire 1989 Rebuilt and dedicated to the citizens of Pocomoke City 1999

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc.

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Greenbackville, Virginia.
Building constructed in May 1956, on land donated by the late John A. Selby Renovated into a community center — August 2004 This building is re-dedicated in memory of all persons whose hard work and devotion to their . . .

(Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Original Greenbackville School Bell

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Greenbackville, Virginia.
Original Greenbackville School Bell donated by Esther Marshall Outten, Orville J. Outten to Greenbackville Fire Department.

(Communications • Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Misty of Chincoteague

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Chincoteague, Virginia.
Dedicated to the outstanding contribution to children's literature made by Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis in memory of Misty Given to the Town of Chincoteague and the children of the world June 14, 2006 by the Misty of . . .

(Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.