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Carrier Home

  Land Patent 1825 Home Circa 1850   Isaac Carrier purchased this Michigan Territory land from the U.S. Government in 1825.  (Michigan Statehood 1837).   Submitted by Bryan Arnold @nanowhiskers

    Robert Burns Plaque Stanley Park

    This statue of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, was unveiled by J. Ramsay MacDonald, a prime minister of Britain, on 25th August, 1928. Robert Burns's sincere desire for friendship ...

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    George Henry Reifel

    This memorial has been placed by the British Columbia Waterfowl Society in memory of  GEORGE HENRY REIFEL July 22, 1922 - March 7, 1992 An avid sportsman and conservationist, George H. Reifel leased ...

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    Point Atkinson Lighthouse

    POINT ATKINSON LIGHTHOUSE Site named by Capt. Vancouver June 14, 1792.  Wall of original tower, built in 1874, still stands near present tower, completed in 1912. Tower 60 ft high - light 108 ...

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    Wolfskill Grant

      St. Patrick Church / St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery

      St. Patrick was the first church to serve Brighton area Catholics, many of whom were immigrants from Ireland. A simple log structure at the corner of McCabe and Silver Lake Roads built in 1838 ...

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      Fort Dent

      FORT DENT  Fort Dent was named after Colonel Frederick T. Dent of the U.S. Army. Colonel Dent, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, was said to have supervised construction of the ...

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      Christopher Park

      THIS PARK IS KEPT LIVING IN FOND REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHOM WE HAVE LOVED LONG SINCE AND LOST AWHILE Submitted by @AmeliaTGrabow

        Alpena City Hall

        Located on the Government Square, City Hall remains one of Alpena’s most prominent structures. In 1904 when the city council chose to construct the building of Bedford (Indiana) limestone rather than ...

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        Matthews Farm

        In 1848 Thomas and Margaret Spencer Matthews came to Worth Township from Ontario, Canada, following other farm families who migrated from Upper Canada to Michigan. Matthews’s grandfather, Thomas ...

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        Fort Holmes

        Here in 1812, on the island’s highest point, a blockhouse and stockade were built by the British and named Fort George. It was the bulwark of British defenses in 1814 when the American attack was ...

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        EUVE

        Non-flight model of one of 3 scanning telescopes from the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) spacecraft, which operated 1992-2001 & re-entered over Egypt in 2002. (the 2nd mission I worked ...

          At This Site Paul Revere Landed

          At this site Paul Revere landed on the night of April 18, 1775 to begin his midnight ride Dedicated by The Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution April, 1999   [ Submitted ...

            The Berry

            “The Berry” The Berry Hotel, one of America’s premier hotels, stood here from 1892 to 1974. Athenian Edward Cornelius Berry, a free black who had been educated at the Albany Enterprise Academy, and ...

              Jackie Robinson

              IN THIS BUILDING  on April 10th, 1947 JACKIE ROBINSON RECEIVED HIS HISTORIC CALL FROM THE BROOKLYN DODGERS AND CHANGED AMERICA HE LIVED ON THE 11TH FLOOR IN ROOM 1169 OF THE FORMER ...

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              Major General John Stark

              Submitted by @loganpass

                Bell Tower

                Submitted by @jqmcd

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                Donated to the Port of San Francisco

                  The Pioneer Mariani Family

                    Dave Fowler, Chief Engineer, Ghirardelli Square

                      Ghirardelli Square

                        Raymonnd James Sontag, Ehrman Professor of HIstory

                          John Galen Howard

                            Memorial Glade

                              Memorial Pool

                                Le Conte

                                  Jack London 1876-1916