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Ninomiya House

Ninomiya House Dedicated May 2016Tei Ninomiya was the first Asian student to graduate from Smith College. Born in 1887, in Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan, she graduated from Smith in 1910 at a time when ...

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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz U.S.N

    Goodman

      John L. K. Brown

        Reid Martin Mason

          George V. Halloran

            Berthold and Inge Hannes

              Sawtown 1906 - 1934

              SAWTOWN 1906-1934  THIS ABANDONED SAWMILL IS ALL THAT REMAINS OF A LOGGING COMMU-  NITY THAT ONCE INCLUDED MORE  THAN 600 PEOPLE. SAWTOWN'S MILL PROCESSED ALL THE CYPRESS LUMBER  CUT WITHIN 50 SQUARE ...

                Little River School House / Isaac and Lucy Berry

                The original, one-room, log schoolhouse on this site opened in 1877 under the direction of Isaac and Lucy Berry. The multi-racial community known as Little River raised the present building in 1905. ...

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                Detour Reef Light Station

                Located where the St. Mary’s River enters Lake Huron from Lake Superior, DeTour Passage separates the Upper Peninsula from Drummond Island. It has long been a choke point for Great Lakes ...

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                Hank Greenberg

                Hank Greenberg 1B, LF 1930-1946   Greenberg was the first Tiger inducted into the military during World War II, interrupting his outstanding baseball career for four full seasons.  He finished his ...

                  Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

                  Organized as a Scandinavian congregation in 1868, Our Saviour’s became a Danish church in 1875 and served the American Evangelical Lutheran Synod until 1962. First used for worship in 1869, ...

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                  Kathleen Blake Coleman

                  Submitted by @chrisbateman

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                  The Wormeley Horse Trough

                  THE WORMELEY HORSE TROUGH  THIS GRANITE HORSE TROUGH, ORIGINALLY SITUATED AT THE FOOT OF  THORN HILL ROAD IN 1911, WAS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF KATHERINE  PRESCOTT WORMELEY BY HER FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR, MRS. ...

                    Brattle House Cambridge

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                    Polonia Monterez

                      Michigan Light Artillery Regiment / Batteries F and G

                      During the Civil War more than three thousand men served in Michigan´s First Regiment of Artillery. The twelve batteries saw action in both major theaters. Unlike in infantry regiments, the six- gun ...

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                      Woodland Park

                      During the 1920s, investors Wilber Lemon, A.E. Wright, Marion and Ella Auther, and others purchased land at Brookings, a former logging community. Here they platted Woodland Park as a summer resort ...

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                      Menominee Iron Range

                      This range, named for the Menominee River which runs through part of it, is one of three great iron ore districts in the Upper Peninsula. In 1846 William A. Burt, the discoverer of the Marquette Iron ...

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                      Montanez Adobe

                        Huron City / Huron City

                        During the mid-1850s the firm of R. B. Hubbard and Company, which included Connecticut-born entrepreneurs Langdon Hubbard, his brother Watson, and cousin Rollin B., built a steam-powered sawmill on ...

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                        Old Rodney Presbyterian Church

                        Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the church was begun when the 1828 Mississippi Legislature granted a charter of Incorporation to the "Presbyterian Church of Petit Gulf". Later in ...

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                        Old Rodney Presbyterian Church (2)

                        During the Civil War, on September 13, 1863, a skirmish ocurred at the church. On that Sunday morning the Union gunboat "Rattler" had docked at Rodney. Rev. Baker, a northern sympathizer who was to ...

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                        Belles Lettres Building

                        Ca. 1851. Neoclassic Revival. The origin of this structure is uncertain. It is generally assumed to be one of two buildings completed in 1851 for use by a campus literary society. Its architecture ...

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                        History of Rodney - Her Fall

                        The yellow tever epldemics of 1843 and 1898 were fatal to many residents of Rodney. Even though the Union gunboat "Rattler" fired upon the town, Rodney and her churches were spared destruction during ...

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