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Kansas City Southern Depot

  Built in 1923, the depot is an outstanding example of Mission Revival architecture, and is one of the most architecturally significant railroad depots in the state. Listed on National Register of ...

  Built in 1923, the depot is an outstanding example of Mission Revival architecture, and is one of the most architecturally significant railroad depots in the state. Listed on National Register of ...

  • louisiana
  • railroad

All Saints Episcopal Church

  Built in 1885 in Patterson, La. and originally known as Holy Trinity. Moved to present location in 1942. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its Gothic Revival ...

  Built in 1885 in Patterson, La. and originally known as Holy Trinity. Moved to present location in 1942. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its Gothic ...

  • louisiana
  • church

Samuel H. Levingston

  A native of northern Ireland, Samuel H. Levingston was born in 1832, the son of George and Margaret Levingston. At the age of fourteen he left Ireland with his brothers, David and John, and his ...

  A native of northern Ireland, Samuel H. Levingston was born in 1832, the son of George and Margaret Levingston. At the age of fourteen he left Ireland with his brothers, David and John, and his ...

  • texas
  • businessman

Evergreen Cemetery

  Local lore places the first burial in this cemetery as early as 1840. When Robert Jackson purchased 35 acres of land including this site in 1853, at least one grave was already present. Jackson ...

  Local lore places the first burial in this cemetery as early as 1840. When Robert Jackson purchased 35 acres of land including this site in 1853, at least one grave was already present. Jackson ...

  • texas
  • cemetery

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

  This church was established in 1863 under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Wood Dunn, an area missionary. The earliest services were conducted in the home of Jerome Swinford. His mother-in-law ...

  This church was established in 1863 under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Wood Dunn, an area missionary. The earliest services were conducted in the home of Jerome Swinford. His ...

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  • church

First Christian Church of Orange

   The First Christian Church of Orange began in 1885 when a group of residents started meeting for worship services. Some of these charter members were baptized in the Sabine River. The church ...

   The First Christian Church of Orange began in 1885 when a group of residents started meeting for worship services. Some of these charter members were baptized in the Sabine River. The ...

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  • church

First National Bank of Orange

Until the industrial revolution reached Orange in the late 1880s, most banking needs in the area were handled through Galveston.The growth of Orange as a lumber center and deep water port, however, ...

Until the industrial revolution reached Orange in the late 1880s, most banking needs in the area were handled through Galveston.The growth of Orange as a lumber center and deep water port, however, ...

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  • commerce
  • bank

Colonel Thos. D. Boyd Tree

This Tree Planted March 7, 1927ForColonel Thos. D.BoydByDr. James Arthur TuckerUniversity Physician

This Tree Planted March 7, 1927ForColonel Thos. D.BoydByDr. James Arthur TuckerUniversity Physician

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  • university
  • tree

St. Emma Plantation

  Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in ...

  Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in ...

  • louisiana
  • civil war
  • plantation
  • antebellum

First Marine Division at Cape Gloucester, 1943

"IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN  COMRADES OF THE  FIRST MARINE DIVISION AT CAPE GLOUCESTER, 1943."

  • 1943
  • cape gloucester

Berlioz, Beethoven

(abridged:) Here the conductor François-Antoine Habeneck revealed BEETHOVEN to the Parisian public (1828)Here HECTOR BERLIOZ performed the Symphonie Fantastique, Lélio, Harold en Italie, Roméo et ...

(abridged:) Here the conductor François-Antoine Habeneck revealed BEETHOVEN to the Parisian public (1828)Here HECTOR BERLIOZ performed the Symphonie Fantastique, Lélio, Harold en Italie, Roméo ...

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Berlioz, Beethoven

(abridged:) Here the conductor François-Antoine Habeneck revealed BEETHOVEN to the Parisian public (1828)Here HECTOR BERLIOZ performed the Symphonie Fantastique, Lélio, Harold en Italie, Roméo et ...

(abridged:) Here the conductor François-Antoine Habeneck revealed BEETHOVEN to the Parisian public (1828)Here HECTOR BERLIOZ performed the Symphonie Fantastique, Lélio, Harold en Italie, Roméo ...

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  • hector berlioz
  • paris
  • france
  • music
  • 19th century

Sturgis Pretzel Factory

ON THIS SITE IN 1861 JULIUS STURGIS ESTABLISHED THE FIRST PRETZEL BAKERY IN THE NEW WORLD THIS TABLET DEDICATED BY  THE NATIONAL PRETZEL BAKERS INSTITUTE MAY 1951 ALEX V. TISDALE, PRES. Submitted by ...

ON THIS SITE IN 1861 JULIUS STURGIS ESTABLISHED THE FIRST PRETZEL BAKERY IN THE NEW WORLD THIS TABLET DEDICATED BY  THE NATIONAL PRETZEL BAKERS INSTITUTE MAY 1951 ALEX V. TISDALE, PRES. Submitted by ...

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  • pretzel factory
  • pretzel
  • tisdale
  • imageryan

James Wall Finn

James Wall Finn   The celebrated American muralist and decorative artist James Wall Finn lived here from 1900 until his death, first as a boarder, and then with his wife, Florence Lee Quinn, and ...

James Wall Finn   The celebrated American muralist and decorative artist James Wall Finn lived here from 1900 until his death, first as a boarder, and then with his wife, Florence Lee Quinn, and ...

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  • west 9th street

Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden

    John M. Wilcox Solar Observatory

    Submitted by Damien Chua.

    Submitted by Damien Chua.

      Sam Houston Jones

        Sam Houston Jones   Sam Houston Jones (1897 -1978) was born in Merryville and spent his youth in DeRidder. he is the only native of Beauregard Parish ever elected Governor of Louisiana. Jones ...

        Sam Houston Jones   Sam Houston Jones (1897 -1978) was born in Merryville and spent his youth in DeRidder. he is the only native of Beauregard Parish ever elected Governor of Louisiana. ...

      • louisiana
      • politician

      Green Lane, Pennsylvania

      A 2013 roadside find in rural Pennsylvania that required a walk back along a shoulderless road to get a picture. The text is ... minimalist in several respects: Green LaneNamed for the foliage of the ...

      A 2013 roadside find in rural Pennsylvania that required a walk back along a shoulderless road to get a picture. The text is ... minimalist in several respects: Green LaneNamed for the foliage of the ...

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      • pennsylvania

      Old City Hall

      Iberville Parish Courthouse, 1848-1906; Plaquemine City Hall, 1906-85. Built by George and Thomas Weldon of Mississippi. One of Louisiana's oldest public buildings. Listed on National Register of ...

      Iberville Parish Courthouse, 1848-1906; Plaquemine City Hall, 1906-85. Built by George and Thomas Weldon of Mississippi. One of Louisiana's oldest public buildings. Listed on National Register ...

      • louisiana
      • museum

      Bayou Goula

      Mugulasha Indian village captured by Bayogoulas. In 1699 Bienville here found Tonti's letter of 1686 to La Salle. Father Paul Du Ru built first chapel in Louisiana near village in 1700.

      Mugulasha Indian village captured by Bayogoulas. In 1699 Bienville here found Tonti's letter of 1686 to La Salle. Father Paul Du Ru built first chapel in Louisiana near village in 1700.

      • louisiana
      • native american
      • settlement

      Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse

      Gary J. Hebert1929-1994Due to his vigilant and untiring efforts, this historic property still stands. Gary J. Hebert refused to back down despite a tremendous push for destruction of the lock to make ...

      Gary J. Hebert1929-1994Due to his vigilant and untiring efforts, this historic property still stands. Gary J. Hebert refused to back down despite a tremendous push for destruction of the lock to make ...

      • louisiana
      • civil memorial

      Academy of Saint Basil

      Built in 1847 by Dr. Edward Scratchley. Occupied as school by Marianite Sisters from 1859-1862 & 1865-1975. Occupied as military command by Union Army 1862-1865. Renovated by Lt. Governor and Mrs. ...

      Built in 1847 by Dr. Edward Scratchley. Occupied as school by Marianite Sisters from 1859-1862 & 1865-1975. Occupied as military command by Union Army 1862-1865. Renovated by Lt. Governor and ...

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      • catholic
      • education
      • civil war

      The Smallest Church in the World

      The Smallest Church in the WorldThe annual Mass at the smallest church in the world, the Madonna Chapel in Bayou Goula, is held on August 15 in celebration of the Assumption of the Blessed ...

      The Smallest Church in the WorldThe annual Mass at the smallest church in the world, the Madonna Chapel in Bayou Goula, is held on August 15 in celebration of the Assumption of the ...

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      • church
      • religion
      • chapel

      Placed in Memory of L.C."Snook" Myers

      Placed in Memory of L.C.

      Placed in Memory of L.C."Snook" MyersBorn Dec. 21, 1926                  Died March 16, 1970On March 16, 1970, L.C.died as the result of a house fire. He served the community with pride and love ...

      • louisiana
      • firefighter

      High Speed Rail Transportation In North America

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      • railroads
      • speed