Missouri became a state in 1821. Forsyth was an important and popular river town. In 1837 it became the seat for Taney County. The city of by estelle
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estelle Missouri became a state in 1821. Forsyth was an important and popular river town. In 1837 it became the seat for Taney County. The city of
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Rocky Bar is a ghost town in Elmore County, Idaho, United States. At its height in the late 19th century Rocky Bar boasted a population of over 2,500 and served as county seat of Alturas County from 1864 to 1882. Rocky Bar was founded in December 1863 soon after gold was discovered along the nearby Feather River. Within two years it became the main settlement in the area and was even considered as a possible capital for Idaho Territory. The town was destroyed by fire in 1892. by estelle
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estelle Rocky Bar is a ghost town in Elmore County, Idaho, United States. At its height in the late 19th century Rocky Bar boasted a population of over 2,500 and served as county seat of Alturas County from 1864 to 1882. Rocky Bar was founded in December 1863 soon after gold was discovered along the nearby Feather River. Within two years it became the main settlement in the area and was even considered as a possible capital for Idaho Territory. The town was destroyed by fire in 1892.
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Lily Dale - Lily Dale is a spiritualist community of the Modern Spiritualist movement located in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. Lily Dale became renowned for Spiritualism when members moved the home of its American founders, Kate and Margaret Fox, to the town after it was purchased in 1927. by Jinx62
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Jinx62 Lily Dale - Lily Dale is a spiritualist community of the Modern Spiritualist movement located in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. Lily Dale became renowned for Spiritualism when members moved the home of its American founders, Kate and Margaret Fox, to the town after it was purchased in 1927.
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OH Louisville - Molly Stark Hospital by scottamus, via Flickr Molly Stark, née Elizabeth Page, (February 16, 1737 – 1814) was the wife of American Revolutionary War general John Stark. The hospital served as a tuberculosis sanatorium in the 1930s. It became a state hospital for the mentally ill and the aged, which closed in 1995. In 2009 the Stark County Commissioners released the grounds and former hospital to the Stark County Park District. It by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 OH Louisville - Molly Stark Hospital by scottamus, via Flickr Molly Stark, née Elizabeth Page, (February 16, 1737 – 1814) was the wife of American Revolutionary War general John Stark. The hospital served as a tuberculosis sanatorium in the 1930s. It became a state hospital for the mentally ill and the aged, which closed in 1995. In 2009 the Stark County Commissioners released the grounds and former hospital to the Stark County Park District. It
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Córdoba, also called Cordova in English, is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. An Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, in the Middle Ages it became the capital of an Islamic caliphate. The old town contains numerous architectural reminders of when Corduba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic and capital of Hispania Baetica during the Roman Empire. by BGM Inspiration
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BGM Inspiration Córdoba, also called Cordova in English, is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. An Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, in the Middle Ages it became the capital of an Islamic caliphate. The old town contains numerous architectural reminders of when Corduba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic and capital of Hispania Baetica during the Roman Empire.
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When Florida became a state March 3, 1845, its population was about 60,000. While Florida voters had supported statehood in 1837 by a small margin, it took eight years for statehood to become a reality. by rosanna
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rosanna When Florida became a state March 3, 1845, its population was about 60,000. While Florida voters had supported statehood in 1837 by a small margin, it took eight years for statehood to become a reality.
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Arthur Smith IV was granted permission in 1750 by the General Assembly to lay out a section of his estate for sale. The town was laid out and became Smithfield.  That same year construction began in downtown Smithfield on the Isle of Wight County Courthouse by William Rand. This courthouse served the county for almost 50 years until the newer courthouse complex is built outside of Smithfield in 1800. by esmeralda
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esmeralda Arthur Smith IV was granted permission in 1750 by the General Assembly to lay out a section of his estate for sale. The town was laid out and became Smithfield. That same year construction began in downtown Smithfield on the Isle of Wight County Courthouse by William Rand. This courthouse served the county for almost 50 years until the newer courthouse complex is built outside of Smithfield in 1800.
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Mules pull coal from a deep mine at Cannel City in Morgan County. About 80-85 years ago, Cannel City was world famous for its cannel coal, hence the name of the town. A large mining camp grew up around the mines and was served by the Ohio & Kentucky Railroad. The miners in this photo are unidentified. by lakisha
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lakisha Mules pull coal from a deep mine at Cannel City in Morgan County. About 80-85 years ago, Cannel City was world famous for its cannel coal, hence the name of the town. A large mining camp grew up around the mines and was served by the Ohio & Kentucky Railroad. The miners in this photo are unidentified.
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Dark Entry Forest-Dudley Town (the Village of the Damned) is a ghost town in Cornwall, Connecticut. It was founded as a small settlement in the mid-1740s. It was a popular place to visit until people started to report strange sightings, unexplained murders, and mass suicides. Today, Dudley Town looks like it did when Thomas Griffis first settled it some 250 years ago. The area is also known for a large collection of orbs, unexplained lights, and bizarre sounds. by marietta
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marietta Dark Entry Forest-Dudley Town (the Village of the Damned) is a ghost town in Cornwall, Connecticut. It was founded as a small settlement in the mid-1740s. It was a popular place to visit until people started to report strange sightings, unexplained murders, and mass suicides. Today, Dudley Town looks like it did when Thomas Griffis first settled it some 250 years ago. The area is also known for a large collection of orbs, unexplained lights, and bizarre sounds.
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Wingfield Manor is a deserted (since the 1770s) and ruined manor house some 4 miles from the town of Alfreton in the English county of Derbyshire. It was built around 1450 for Ralph de Cromwell, 3rd Baron Cromwell, then Chancellor of England, on the site of a 12th century castle and was bought by the second Earl of Schrewsbury. by graciela
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graciela Wingfield Manor is a deserted (since the 1770s) and ruined manor house some 4 miles from the town of Alfreton in the English county of Derbyshire. It was built around 1450 for Ralph de Cromwell, 3rd Baron Cromwell, then Chancellor of England, on the site of a 12th century castle and was bought by the second Earl of Schrewsbury.
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Berlin woolwork and beaded travelling bag with brass frame, Germany, mid-19th century The travelling bag became an indispensable article in the 19th century. Suitcases, dressing cases and hat and shoeboxes were usually made of leather. Around 1826 the Frenchman Pierre Godilot made a canvas travelling bag which was to remain popular for the rest of the century. This bag could be embroidered with Berlin wool. Many women embroidered the bags themselves and then sent it to the local saddler to fini by graciela
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graciela Berlin woolwork and beaded travelling bag with brass frame, Germany, mid-19th century The travelling bag became an indispensable article in the 19th century. Suitcases, dressing cases and hat and shoeboxes were usually made of leather. Around 1826 the Frenchman Pierre Godilot made a canvas travelling bag which was to remain popular for the rest of the century. This bag could be embroidered with Berlin wool. Many women embroidered the bags themselves and then sent it to the local saddler to fini
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In 1847, the State of Maryland gave permission to the United States War Department to construct a fort in the shallow water of Soller’s Point Flats to protect the city of Baltimore. Fort Carroll was important for the defense of Baltimore — before the fort was created, Fort McHenry, was the only military defensive structure between Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. The Fort was part of the “Permanent System”, which aimed to defend America’s most important ports. by tammie
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tammie In 1847, the State of Maryland gave permission to the United States War Department to construct a fort in the shallow water of Soller’s Point Flats to protect the city of Baltimore. Fort Carroll was important for the defense of Baltimore — before the fort was created, Fort McHenry, was the only military defensive structure between Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. The Fort was part of the “Permanent System”, which aimed to defend America’s most important ports.
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Chinese seal script is an ancient style of Chinese calligraphy. It evolved organically out of the Zhōu dynasty script, arising in the Warring State of Qin. The Qin variant of seal script became the standard and was adopted as the formal script for all of China in the Qin dynasty. Ever since, its predominant use has been in seals, hence the English name. by becky
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becky Chinese seal script is an ancient style of Chinese calligraphy. It evolved organically out of the Zhōu dynasty script, arising in the Warring State of Qin. The Qin variant of seal script became the standard and was adopted as the formal script for all of China in the Qin dynasty. Ever since, its predominant use has been in seals, hence the English name.
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"Allen Allensworth, born into slavery on April 7, 1842, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in the United States Army. He was the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He planted numerous churches, and in 1908 founded Allensworth, California, the only town in the state to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans." by ola
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ola "Allen Allensworth, born into slavery on April 7, 1842, escaped and became a Union soldier; later he became a Baptist minister and educator, and was appointed as a chaplain in the United States Army. He was the first African American to reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He planted numerous churches, and in 1908 founded Allensworth, California, the only town in the state to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans."
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Close to Pieniny Mountains in southern Poland you will find the town of Niedzica with its medieval castle perched on a high cliff of the Dunajec River.  Although the gothic castle is now partially in ruins the dungeons and a number of rooms survived and is worth visiting. In the past the castle was an important stronghold and a witness of many fierce battles between Poles and Turks. by valarie
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valarie Close to Pieniny Mountains in southern Poland you will find the town of Niedzica with its medieval castle perched on a high cliff of the Dunajec River. Although the gothic castle is now partially in ruins the dungeons and a number of rooms survived and is worth visiting. In the past the castle was an important stronghold and a witness of many fierce battles between Poles and Turks.
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"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching by hallie
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hallie "The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching
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Idaho Falls at night . . . Learn more about living in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and the largest city in Eastern Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813, with a metro population of 130,374 by zaboon
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zaboon Idaho Falls at night . . . Learn more about living in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and the largest city in Eastern Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813, with a metro population of 130,374
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Portmeirion, Wales. Portmeirion is a popular tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village and is now owned by a charitable trust. Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows as well as having many famous visitors.The grounds contain an important collection of rhododendrons and other exotic plants in a wild Mediterranean garden setting. by graciela
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graciela Portmeirion, Wales. Portmeirion is a popular tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village and is now owned by a charitable trust. Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows as well as having many famous visitors.The grounds contain an important collection of rhododendrons and other exotic plants in a wild Mediterranean garden setting.
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Dam Square, or simply the Dam (Dutch: de Dam), is a town square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city. by thelma
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thelma Dam Square, or simply the Dam (Dutch: de Dam), is a town square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city.
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The Tabor was created in 1300s in Medieval Europe, it was the first of its kind and became a key instrument used in the military. by annabelle
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annabelle The Tabor was created in 1300s in Medieval Europe, it was the first of its kind and became a key instrument used in the military.
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Old wagon in Missouri Town, a recreation of an 1855 pioneer settlement in the Midwest. by melanie
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melanie Old wagon in Missouri Town, a recreation of an 1855 pioneer settlement in the Midwest.
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frame a map of your state, county or city/town.  'Age' your map with watered down stain or paint or just use a tea wash. Use an ornate frame to make it stand out!  "This is where it all began" by joybinkley
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joybinkley frame a map of your state, county or city/town. 'Age' your map with watered down stain or paint or just use a tea wash. Use an ornate frame to make it stand out! "This is where it all began"
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Cafe Camelot in Krakow, Poland. This was my favourite place to come, sit, and soak in the ambience. As more and more tourists visited the city, it became the place for them to go to feel like a "local." by KDT2041
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KDT2041 Cafe Camelot in Krakow, Poland. This was my favourite place to come, sit, and soak in the ambience. As more and more tourists visited the city, it became the place for them to go to feel like a "local."
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Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister. by ruth
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ruth Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.
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Violet Constance Jessop - The Unsinkable Woman. She survived all 3 of the White Star Line’s sister ships' disasters. She was a stewardess aboard the Olympic when it collided with a ship in 1911. She was a stewardess aboard the Titanic when it hit the iceberg. The Britannic was made into a hospital ship for WWI. Violet became a nurse and was working aboard when an explosion sank the ship. Violet continued to work for shipping lines until she by corina
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corina Violet Constance Jessop - The Unsinkable Woman. She survived all 3 of the White Star Line’s sister ships' disasters. She was a stewardess aboard the Olympic when it collided with a ship in 1911. She was a stewardess aboard the Titanic when it hit the iceberg. The Britannic was made into a hospital ship for WWI. Violet became a nurse and was working aboard when an explosion sank the ship. Violet continued to work for shipping lines until she
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In Valdivia Chile. By Marianne Meier. In her own words: "With the help of nearly 50 women of the city. We knitt for a week in front of the river which crosses the city. Then i cover a front of the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was such a beautiful experience, collaborative work."    More Knitting Graffiti, Yarn Bombing and Guerilla Crochet:  www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554 by Joeysie
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Joeysie In Valdivia Chile. By Marianne Meier. In her own words: "With the help of nearly 50 women of the city. We knitt for a week in front of the river which crosses the city. Then i cover a front of the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was such a beautiful experience, collaborative work." More Knitting Graffiti, Yarn Bombing and Guerilla Crochet: www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554
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Palacete Rosa Pena – Espinho, Portugal. It occupies an entire city block of the city of Espinho and unfortunately is in a high state of degradation. by madge
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madge Palacete Rosa Pena – Espinho, Portugal. It occupies an entire city block of the city of Espinho and unfortunately is in a high state of degradation.
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Samhain, the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it, was an important date in Irish lore. by gayle
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gayle Samhain, the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it, was an important date in Irish lore.
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On this day in 1907, formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory, Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the Union.    The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase okla humma, literally meaning red people. Equivalent to the English word Indian, okla humma was a phrase in the Choctaw language used to describe the Native American race as a whole. Oklahoma later became the de facto name for Oklahoma Territory, and it was officially approved in 1890. by kristy
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kristy On this day in 1907, formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory, Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the Union. The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase okla humma, literally meaning red people. Equivalent to the English word Indian, okla humma was a phrase in the Choctaw language used to describe the Native American race as a whole. Oklahoma later became the de facto name for Oklahoma Territory, and it was officially approved in 1890.
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Oscar Wilde  -  Location: Adelaide Street, Covent Garden   --   Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet, most famous for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) and play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). He became a popular and notorious figure in nineteenth century London society. by nanette
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nanette Oscar Wilde - Location: Adelaide Street, Covent Garden -- Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet, most famous for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) and play The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). He became a popular and notorious figure in nineteenth century London society.
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Oak Alley Plantation, Great River Road, Vacherie, LA.  Built in 1837-1839.  This was a filming site for the movie "Interview with a Vampire". by ursula
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ursula Oak Alley Plantation, Great River Road, Vacherie, LA. Built in 1837-1839. This was a filming site for the movie "Interview with a Vampire".
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