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Norwich has a long history. It has been a city since 1094. From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the largest city in England after London and one of the most important. This is refelected in its plaques.

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Texas Historical Marker #3611

Northeast Corner of Texas. Established by law in 1850 as intersection of 100-degree longitude and 36-degree, 30' latitude, this point remained in dispute 79 years. Of some nine surveys made to locate corner on ground, almost none coincided. Even so, three blocks were annexed to Texas from Oklahoma (1903, 1929) - to confusion of landowners. One man claimed he went to bed in Oklahoma and awoke in Texas. In 1929 U.S. Supreme Court had a final survey run. Some people with land formerly in Oklahoma could not afford to repurchase it in Texas, but exact site of corner was at last determined. (1970) #3611

SH 15, 8 mi. E of Follett, Follett, TX, United States

The the memory of Lewis D. G. Tregonwell who erected the first house in Bournemouth on this site in 1810. He died on Jan 18th 1831. Aged 73 and was buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Bournemouth. He was descended from Sir John Tregonwell a member of an ancient Cornish family

Royal Exeter Hotel, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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George Dance the Younger 1741-1825 architect lived and died here

91 Gower Street, Camden, WC1, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Gilbert Barling Bt CB CBE FRCS (1855-1940) First Chairman of the Council of The Birmingham Civic Society lived here from 1925-1940

6, Manor Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The Pavement So called as early as 1378. Perhaps one of the first medieval streets in the City to have a paved way. It was the scene of public markets and gatherings, proclamations and punishments. Thomas Percy, Earl of Northumberland, was beheaded here on 22nd August 1572. At the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 the effigy of Oliver Cromwell was hung and later burnt here.

Pavement, York, United Kingdom

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs This plaque, placed here by members of the various Trades Unions affiliated to the Plymouth and District Trades Council commemorates the landing near this spot on 18th March 1838 of James Loveless, James Brine, Thomas and John Standfield (4 of the 6 Dorset farm workers after exile in Australia) Freedom and Justice was their Cause

The Barbican, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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На этом месте находился дом, в подвале которого с 1 по 25 октября 1774 г. содержался под стражей Е.И. Пугачев.

English translation: At this place was a house in the basement of which between October 1st to 25th, 1774 Y. I. Pugachev was detained

Spasskaya str., 12a, Ulyanovsk, Russia

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Texas Historical Marker #10008

F. W. Arhelger Shop. Frederick William Arhelger, a second generation cabinetmaker and wheelwright, constructed this building in 1898 for use as a farm implement shop. Built of quarried limestone, it was designed to accommodate wagons and large farm equipment. The front ramp, double doors, and the absence of partitions provided maximum access to the interior. Arhelger operated the business until 1918 when he wold it to Ernst Schmidt. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980 #10008

109 Adams St., Fredericksburg, TX, United States

HMS Mercury. This pub, affectionately known as "The Pinky", was the local used by WRNS personnel accommodated in Soberton Towers from 1943 to 1971 and who were training at HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy Communications and Navigation School that occupied the 120 acre Leydene Estate 2 miles north-east of here, from 1941 to 1993. Personnel from HMS Mercury were also frequent visitors.

The White Lion Public House, School Hill, Soberton, United Kingdom

Texas Historical Marker #15506

Caile House. #15506

526 Nueva St., San Antonio, TX, United States

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Texas Historical Marker #2925

John Wesley Kenney. (1799-1865) One of great pioneer Methodist ministers of Texas. Pennsylvania-born, he began preaching at age 19. In 1833 he came to Texas and soon settled in this county. Unkempt in appearance, Kenney redeemed his eccentricity with an eloquent style of preaching. In Texas -- then part of Mexico and Catholic by law -- he helped found Methodist societies and, in 1834, served a vast circuit covering all of present state west of Trinity River. In 1836 he took part in Texas War for Independence. His lifetime saw Methodism become one of the major denominations in state. (1972) #2925

?, Kenney, TX, United States

Blue Anchor Tavern. Site of the famous tavern where Cambridge Selectmen met and the British General Burgoyne was briefly imprisoned in 1777. 1737-1837.

JFK Street, Cambridge, MA, United States