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Texas Historical Marker #1640

First Baptist Church of Jacksboro. United States soldiers still manned nearby Fort Richardson when this church was organized with seven charter members in 1875. The congregation met in the Masonic Lodge hall and county courthouse before erecting their first church building in 1889. One pastor, the Reverend Rice C. Farmer, was largely responsible for the location of North Texas Baptist College in Jacksboro, 1891-1897. The second church building was erected in 1906, the third in 1928-1959. The Rev. Alvin R. Bilberry (b. 1885) served the longest term as pastor here, 1925-1952. (1976) #1640

200 N. Knox, Jacksboro, TX, United States

В этом доме в конце 1880-х гг. жили известный революционер - народник Александр Сергеевич БУТУРЛИН (1845-1916) и Сергей Александрович БУТУРЛИН (1872-1938), впоследствии выдающийся учёный-орнитолог, охотовед, исследователь Севера.

ул. Гончарова, 44, Ulyanovsk, Russia

Texas Historical Marker #7305

Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A.. In the vicinity of Old Tarrant, south of here, the Civil War refugee family of Mrs. Amanda Stone, of Louisiana, was shown great kindness when rescued by Hopkins countians after a road accident. The Stones saw the Texans share the little they had, even cooking the last tough old farm hen, to feed them. The Stones were but one of many families to flee from war lines to the comparative safety of Texas. Here, though Federal invasion repeatedly threatened, only a few coastal towns were under fire from the enemy. The family of Gen. Stand Watie, from Indian Territory, visited relatives in Wood County. Gen. Kirby Smith, with headquarters in Shreveport, rented homes in Marshall or Hempstead for his wife and babies. Like most refugees, the Stones when they visited in Hopkins County were heartbroken over loss of their old home to the enemy. In Texas they endured poverty, loneliness, and sorrow at deaths of two sons in the war. They had to lease farm land, to support the family and 90 slaves dependent upon them. Their young boys at one time carried pistols for safety when schoolmates resented their strange manners. Yet eventually they and most other refugees were grateful to Texas for its many generosities. #7305

?, Sulphur Springs, TX, United States

Lawson Tait F.R.C.S. 1845 -1899 pioneer surgeon and gynaecologist lived and worked near here

Norton Tower, Civic Close, Birmingham, United Kingdom


This bridge was presented by George Whitbread Under-manager of Ayton Mines, as a memorial to Private Lawrence Johnson Private Ernest Pearson Private Robert Theobald Private Arthur Wilks Private Charles Wildman Who gave their lives in the war for truth and justice 1914-1919. It was erected by their fellow workmen June 1919.

Footbridge over River leven , Great Ayton, United Kingdom

Cattle Market. A Charter was granted to the town in 1210, which included the right to hold a weekly market. The market was held in Market Square until 1834, it was then moved to Trinity Square. The market then move to this site on 6th. October 1912 and after 94 years, sadly was closed in 2006 following the oubreak of Foot and Mouth disease.

South Street, Axminster, United Kingdom


In this house Jane Austen lived her last days and died 18th July 1817

8 College St, Winchester, United Kingdom

Texas Historical Marker #3856

Olivia Cemetery. In 1892, the Rev. Carl J. E. Haterius of Galesburg, Illinois, acquired land at this site with the intention of establishing a community for Swedish settlers. He named the settlement for his wife, Olivia. When the townsite was laid out in 1893, land was set aside for this burial ground in association with the Swedish Lutheran Eden Church. The earliest marked grave is that of Anna Bernardino Wilson, who died in 1902. Swedes and non-Swedes together contributed to the early development of Olivia, and the community cemetery serves as a reminder of their contributions. (1986) Correction: The oldest marked grave in the Olivia Cemetery is that of Christina B. Cavallin, who died in 1897. #3856

?, Olivia, TX, United States

Nel 1879 Henrik Ibsen L'illustre drammaturgo norvegese dimoro con la moglie in questo "Bello Albergo" e qui creo il Lavoro Teatrale "Casa di Bambola" che termina il secondo atto con le note vivaci, gaie e festose della nostra tarantella contenenti, senza dubbio, per lui, in una espressione antitetica l'essenza dolorosa dell'intimo dibattito della sua creatura

Hotel Lune - Via Pantaleone Comite, Atrani, Italy


Born 1881 Editor of Punch 1932-1949 E.V. Knox (Evoe) Essayist and Poet lived here from 1945 until his death in 1971

108 Frognal, London, United Kingdom


Paolo Volpi [full inscription unknown]

, Lucca, Italy

Hier wohnte Mary Gruft Jg. 1926 Deportiert 1942 Riga Ermordet in Stutthof

Steinstr. 12, Mitte, Berlin, Germany