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Mother A.M.E. Zion Church

MOTHER A.M.E. ZION CHURCH MOTHER AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH OCCUPIED THIS SITE FROM 1800 TO 1864. IT WAS THE FIRST CHURCH IN NEW YORK CITY BUILT AND LED BY AFRO-AMERICANS AND WAS THE ...

    Heinrich Mann & Sigmund Freud

    ZUM GEDÄCHTNIS AN DEN DICHTER HEINRICH MANN, DER AM 22. FEBRUAR 1933 ÜBER DEN BAHNHOF KEHL DEN WEG INS RETTENDE EXIL GING KEIN UNTERTAN DES UNGEISTS UND DER GEWALT, SO BLIEB ER SICH UND SEINEM ...

      Dr. Martha G. RIpley

      "SHE STRETCHETH OUT HER HANDS TO THE POOR" 1843 DR. MARTHA G.RIPLEY 1912 PIONEER WOMAN PHYSICIAN FOUNDER OF MATERNITY HOSPITAL IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH FARSIGHTED VISION AND SYMPATHY SHE SERVED ...

        Dealey Plaza

        Site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963

          Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children

          Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children In this building, the first female doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for, staffed, and run by ...

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          Sunken Cable

          ATLANTIC CABLE STATION and SUNKEN FOREST The receiving station for the first Atlantic cable, laid in 1874, is located on Old Beach Road opposite this location. The remains of the Sunken Forest ...

            Dunsmuir

            DUNSMUIR CITY HALL AND FIRE HOUSE ERECTED 1925 TRUSTEES E J CORNISH. M.D PRE FL FOSTER L E GIBSON S J WILKINS A B. CRAVENS EG HAWKINS CLERK H YOUNG MARSHAL, TAX COLL J MICANDER RECORDER H ...

              Yolo Library

              SITE OF THE FIRST YOLO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCH CONTRIBUTIONS BY CITIZENS FINANCED THE LOT PURCHASE AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE DAVIS LIBRARY, WHICH SERVED DAVIS AT THIS LOCATION FROM 1911 ...

                Fort Lernoult

                This marks the site of the southwest bastion of Fort Lernoult. It was here, on July 11, 1796, that the American flag was first flown over Detroit. The fort was built by the British in 1778-79 ...

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                Provincial Building

                PROVINCIAL BUILDING Built around 1920 for Mr and Mrs. Carl A. Romer The building represests the Italianate style common to the commercial buildings in the early twentieth century. The Romers operated ...

                  Berkeley Garden Club

                    The Peace Convention

                    THE PEACE CONVENTION THE OLD WILLARD HOTEL WAS THE SCENE OF THE LAST MAJOR EFFORT TO RESTORE THE UNION AND PREVENT THE CIVIL WAR AT VIRGINIA'S INVITATION. DELEGATES FROM TWENTY-ONE OF THE ...

                      National AIDS Memorial Grove Act

                      DEDICATED ON WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1, 2017 IN RECOGNITION OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON WHO SIGNED INTO LAW THE NATIONAL AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE ACT ON NOVEMBER 12TH 1996

                        Portsmouth

                        The Black Whipple Family Prince and Cuffee Whipple, possibly brothers or cousins, had been owned by the white Whipples. The men were given lifelong use of this plot of land after their emancipation ...

                          Combs House

                          COMBS HOUSE Built in 1878 in Forster City (near San Onofre). Moved to San Juan Capistrano in 1882, it has served as a general store. post office and residence

                            The Character of the Times in Which They Are Written

                            Monument texts reflect the character of the times in which they are written and the temper or those who wrote them. This monument was dedicated in 1868 near the close of a period of intense ...

                              Site of Cabin Home of Samuel Milroy

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

                                Great Fire of 1871

                                On October 8, 1871, the day the famous Chicago fire began, equally terrible fires broke out on Lake Michigan’s east coast in forests parched by a hot, dry summer. The flames were fanned by ...

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                                P. Henry De Pree / P. Henry De Pree House

                                The Dutch immigrant family of P. Henry De Pree (1865-1943) came to the Zeeland area in 1849. With his brother William, P. Henry ran a hardware store and other businesses in Zeeland and Holland. ...

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                                Home of the Model T

                                Here at his Highland Park Plant, Henry Ford in 1913 began the mass production of automobiles on a moving assembly line. By 1915 Ford built a million Model T’s. In 1925 over nine thousand ...

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                                GUSTAV FREIWALD HOUSE

                                GUSTAV FREIWALD HOUSE 1906 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service and is subject to ...

                                  Bank of Naples

                                  BANK OF NAPLES NAPLES' ORIGINAL BANK, THE BANK OF NAPLES, OPENED ON FEBRUARY 14, 1949, WITH A $74,000 CAPITAL BASE. W. ROY SMITH (PRESIDENT), CLARENCE TOOKE (CASHIER), E.H. FRANK, A McSWAIN AND ...

                                    The Keep

                                    THE KEEP The Keep is the final line of defence of the Dockyard. The billy peninsula and natural tidal pool around which it was built, was transformed into a fortress by walling-up cliffs, carving out ...

                                      Victualling Yard

                                      VICTUALLING YARD Completed 1853 A Victualling Yard is an essential part of any naval facility. It is the area concerned with the storage, preparation and packaging of food and drink for the Fleet. ...

                                        King Neptune

                                        KING NEPTUNE THIS REPLICA IN STONE OF THE FIGUREHEAD FROM HMS IRRESISTIBLE (BUILT 1859, 2ND RATE, 80 GUNS) WAS DONATED BY NUCLEAR MUTUAL LIMITED AND NUCLEAR ELECTRIC INSURANCE LIMITED 15 JUNE 1995 ...

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                                        Furnas Volcano Caldera

                                        The Furnas Volcano is a major dormant volcano of silicious noture, with a summit subsidence caldera. This huge volcanic depression has on eiliptical shape, 8 x 5.6 km in size and includes an ...

                                          William Golding

                                          SALISBURY CIVIC SOCIETY WILLIAM GOLDING Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner was a schoolmaster here 1945-1962 Bishop Wordsworth's CE School Submitted by Gilda Spitz