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The Montgomery Slave Trade

THE MONTGOMERY SLAVE TRADE Montgomery had grown into one of the most prominent slave trading communities in Alabama by 1860. At the start of the Civil War, the city had a larger slave population than ...

  • montgomery
  • slavery
  • slave traders
  • eji
  • mississippi

Downieville

DOWNIEVILLE   DOWNIEVILLE IS HISTORICALLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT & COLORFUL TOWNS OF THE NORTHERN MINES. GOLD DEPOSITS WERE DISCOVERED IN 1848 - 1849. THE SPOT WHERE THE TOWN LATER DEVELOPED WAS ...

  • downieville
  • california
  • gold
  • ecv

Santa Fe de Toloca

  A Spanish Mission was established near here within sight of the Santa Fe River about A.D. 1606 by Franciscan missionaries. The river took its name from the mission, as did the modern town of Santa ...

  • santa fe
  • toloca
  • la florida

Almost to Cape Horn

Continental DivideMilner Pass   elev. 10,759 ft. The "Great Divide" separates drainage to the Atlantic from drainage to the Pacific. It traverses America from Alaska almost to Cape Horn.

  • alaska
  • cape horn
  • miler
  • drainage
  • divide
  • pacific
  • atlantic

Eliza Fowler Hall

ELIZA FOWLER (1817 - 1902) BY WHOM FUNDS WERE PROVIDED TO ERECT THE UNIVERSITY'S  FIRST AUDITORIUM KNOWN AS ELIZA FOWLER HALL (1902 - 1954) REPLACED HEREIN AND DEDICATED TO THE GREATER USEFULNESS OF ...

  • eliza fowler
  • purdue universi...
  • west lafayette
  • indiana
  • auditorium

Home of Silas Wright

Home of Silas Wright Statesman U.S. Senator 1833-43 Gov. of New York 1844-46  Built circa 1830, the home of Wright (1795-1847) is now owned by the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. A ...

  • canton
  • alan reno
  • wright
  • new york
  • politican

Seven Sisters Country Park and Interpretive Centre

SEVEN SISTERS COUNTRY PARK AND INTREPRETIVE CENTRE Opened 17th July 1974 by [illegible] [illegible]

  • sussex
  • park
  • nature

Talleyrand stayed here

TALLEYRAND FRENCH STATESMAN AND AMBASSADOR STAYED HERE 1831

  • france
  • statesman
  • ambassador
  • brighton

Constitution Oak

Constitution Oak Planted By The Tippecanoe County Bar Association To Commemorate The Bicentennial Of The Constitution of the United States Of America September 17, 1987   Submitted by: ...

  • oak tree
  • lafayette
  • indiana
  • tippecanoe coun...
  • constitution
  • bicentennial

The Memory of the Revolution Soldiers Buried in Clinton County

THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE REVOLUTION SOLDIERS BURIED IN CLINTON COUNTY CAPTAIN HARMON AUGHE JOHN APPLEGATE WILLIAM CARTER THOMAS HARRIS JOHN REED FREDERICK SHAFFER ROBERT WRIGHT ...

  • clinton county
  • indiana
  • frankfort
  • court house
  • american revolu...
  • soldiers
  • daughters of th...

Tree Donation

"Trees Donated by Dwight Lydell Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America" From the website of the Izaak Walton League of America: The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve ...

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  • michigan
  • gerald r. ford ...
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Here lived from 1833 to 1838 Gideon Algernon Mantell geologist

Here lived from 1833 to 1838 Gideon Algernon Mantell geologist

  • geology
  • dinosaurs

The Mother of Modern Witchcraft

Doreen Valiente 1922 - 1999 Poet, Author and Mother of Modern Witchcraft Lived Here Donated by The Centre for Pagan Studies

  • brighton
  • witchcraft
  • blueplaque
  • residence
  • witch
  • pagan

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Sisterhood between the cities of Sausalito and Vina del Mar, proclaimed on March 5th, 1960, celebrated in the year of ...

  • chile
  • sausalito
  • california
  • san francisco
  • bicentennial

Historic Landmark

HISTORIC LANDMARK ON THIS SITE IN THE YEAR 1915 WAS FOUNDED THE FIRST MOTION PICTURE STUDIO IN CULVER CITY, BUILT BY THOMAS H. INCE. IN 1919, SAMUEL GOLDWYN SUCCEEDED TO THE TITLE OF THIS ...

    But In Their Zeal to Maintain an Italian Presence

    We the members of the Jeannette Italian club Present this plaque to two men who through Hard work and courage were able to achieve  Their goal in making this club a reality Without their leadership ...

    • italians
    • pennsylvania
    • zeal
    • club
    • jennettee

    Sugar House Monument

    ERECTED IN RECOGNITION OF THE FIRST EFFORT MADE TO MANUFACTURE BEET SUGAR IN WESTERN AMERICA. WITH DAUNTLESS PERSEVERANCE THROUGH SEVERE HARDSHIPS THE MACHINERY WAS BROUGHT FROM LIVERPOOL, ENG., ...

    • salt lake city
    • utah
    • sugar

    Utah's First Pioneer Burial Site

    Utah's first pioneer burial site was located just thirty feet west and two hundred feet south of this point. Here, thirty-three Utah pioneers were buried beginning with three year-old ...

    • utah
    • salt lake city
    • pioneers
    • indian burial g...

    The Gasworks

    THE GASWORKS BUILT IN 1856 AS A GAS HOLDER AND GAS PROCESSING FACILITY FOR THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON. RESTORED IN 1986 BY ROBERT G. CURRAN, CIVIL ENGINEER AND NATIVE OF NORTHAMPTON. IT IS ONE OF SEVEN ...

    • northampton
    • massachusetts
    • gasworks

    La Nacelle du Premier Grand Ballon a Hydrongene

    EN CES LIEUX, LE 1ER DECEMBRE 1783 SONT PARTIS LE PHYSICIEN A. C. CHARLES ET MARIE-NOEL ROBERT DANS LA NACELLE DU PREMIER GRAND BALLON A HYDRONGENE AERO-CLUB DE FRANCE   Submitted by Steve Gere ...

    • 1783
    • balloon
    • hydrogen
    • nacelle
    • ballon
    • hydrongene
    • aero-club