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Grand Hotel

Opened on July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel was built by the Grand Rapids and Indiana and the Michigan Central Railroads and the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company through the efforts of ...

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Old Maple Grove

Est. 1854 on earlier burial ground site. Buried here are men and woman who helped found and develop the Town of Hoosick.Erected 2018 by William C. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 449.)Submitted ...

    Redoubt 10, Siege of Yorktown

    ON THIS LINE AT THE  SIEGE OF YORKTOWN  ON OCTOBER 14, 1781, AT NIGHT  THE BATTALIONS OF  GIMAT, HAMILTON AND LAURENS OF THE LIGHT INFANTRY DIVISION OF MAJOR-GENERAL  MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE UNDER THE ...

      Excel School

      Excel S.D. No. 894of the N.W.T.Inc. Sept. 1903School Built 1904Closed June 1965Dedication July 2, 1988Submitted by: Jody Herperger

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      Little Jimmy Dickens

      LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS 1920-2015 Little Jimmy Dickens first debuted on the Ryman stage in 1948 and went on to become one of the longest tenured and most beloved members of the Grand Ole Opry. His ...

      • ryman auditoriu...
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      • country music
      • statue
      • grand ole opry

      Music Row

      MUSIC ROW The heart of Nashville's music busi- ness, Music Row began in 1955, when Owen Bradley opened the Quonset Hut, the first recording studio here. In 1957, Chet Atkins opened RCA's studio ...

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      • country music

      Irwin Cemetery- Kebler Pass

      THE BRIGHT PROMISE OFRUBY SILVER DREW 5,000PEOPLE TO THIS AREA IN 1879, FROM AS FAR ASENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.IRWIN BECAME A GHOSTTOWN WHEN SILVER WASDEMONITIZED IN 1884.THIS CEMETERY WASKNOWN AS RUBY ...

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      Mary Rippon Theater

      This Theatre was Dedicated onJune 13, 1936, to honorMary Rippon (1850-1935)-First Woman Professor --Chair of the German Department--Friend and Mentor to Many-Rededicated June 13, 2003 Submitted by ...

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      The Founding of Nashville

      James RobertsonJohn DonelsonTHE FOUNDING OF NASHVILLE Submitted by John Bradley JEB

        JACQUES TIMOTHE BOUCHER DE MONTBRUN

        JACQUES TIMOTHE BOUCHER DE MONTBRUN(TIMOTHY DEMONBREUN)1747-1826FRENCH CANADIAN FUR TRADER AND EXPLOREROFFICIER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONLIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF THE ILLINOIS TERRITORYHONORED AS ...

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        Pioneer Store

        PIONEER STORE  BENJAMIN SHREVE, THE SETTLEMENT'S EARLIEST KNOWN SCHOOLTEACHER,ENTERED  THE GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUSINESS IN  1855. CREDITED WITH NAMING THE TOWN,  HE WAS APPOINTED FIRST POSTMASTER OF  ...

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        Laura Ciapponi

          Ponte Vecchio

            Foro Della Pace

              Courtview, Rogers Hall 1855

              Submitted by @shawnbrackett

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              East Stonehouse Town Hall

              From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by chrisinplymouth, full page.License is Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

                T. R. Young

                IN HONOR OF  T. R. YOUNG  DEPARTMENT COMMANDER GRAND ARMY OF  THE REPUBLIC  CALIF. AND NEVADA MAY 1, 1939

                  Ferguson Arthur Jenkins

                  Submitted by @BoomerHarding

                    Willa Cather and Richard Wright

                    WILLA CATHER 1878-1947  RICHARD WRIGHT 1908-1960 Willa Cather, author of  My Antonia, wrote her first novel,  Alexander's Bridge, here in 1912 Richard Wright, author of Native Son,  wrote ...

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                    • 1945

                    St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

                    Submitted by @EliOAnders

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                    Martin Luther King Plaza

                    Submitted by @EliOAnders

                      Stiles Hall

                      Submitted by @jqmcd

                        The California Alumni Association Centennial

                        • 1973
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                        3000 Hacks

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                        Jack E. Jensen

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                        • the golden boy ...