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Texas Historical Marker #12299
Site of Concord School. First settled in the 1850s, this area boasted a school named Clear Creek by 1857. Concord School was established in nearby Brizendine Mills in 1883. By 1888 the Concord School was located in the Bear Creek settlement, succeeding the Clear Creek School. In 1896 H. N. Elliott and J. E. Elliott gave their land on the shore of Bear Creek for the site of a one-room schoolhouse. A new structure was added in 1921, and the facility was expanded as necessary. Enrollment peaked at 133 in the 1930s, but the school declined in the 1940s as enrollment dropped and young men and women departed to participate in the war effort. Graduates of the Concord School served Williamson County, the State of Texas, and the nation. (1999) #12299
?, Liberty Hill, TX, United States
The poet Shelley (1792 - 1822) and Harriet spent their honeymoon in this house in 1811.
60 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
La naissance d'une Etoile. Sarah Bernhardt voit le jour ici, le 25 octobre 1844, mais elle est assez vite placée en nourrice en Bretagne, puis mise au couvent, près de Versailles. Sa tante Rosine, très liée au duc de Morny, décide de sa carrière en la faisant entrer au Conservatoire en 1859, et sa véritable naissance date de sa rencontre avec le théâtre. "L'évolution se fit en moi à partir de ce jour. Je fus encore assez longtemps avec mon âme enfantine, mais mon cerveau perçut plus nettement la vie". Elle débute à l'Odéon dans "Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard", tout de suite adorée des étudiants, surnommés les "Saradoteurs"... "Je recevais des petits bouquets de violettes, des sonnets, des poèmes..." "Mais j'attendais: l'événement qui devait me consacrer Etoile. Et ce fut le plus grand poète du siècle dernier qui posa sur mon front la couronne des élus." A la fin de 1871, en effet, Hugo lui offre le rôle de la reine d'Espagne, dans "Ruy Blas" où elle triomphe: "j'étais restée jusqu'à ce jour, la petite fée des étudiants: je devins l'Elue du Public."
English translation: The birth of a Star. Sarah Bernhardt was born here on 25 Oct. 1844, but she was soon placed as a nurse in Brittany and then placed at the convent near Versailles. His aunt Rosine, closely linked to the Duke of Morny, decided on his career by bringing her to the Conservatory in 1859, and his real birth dates from his meeting with the theatre. “The evolution took place in me from that day on. I was still long enough with my childish soul, but my brain felt life more clearly.” She starts at Odeon in “The game of love and chance”, immediately loved by students, nicknamed the “Saradoteurs”... “I received small bouquets of violets, bells, poems...” “But I was waiting: the event that was to dedicate me Star. And it was the greatest poet of the last century who laid on my forehead the crown of the elect.” At the end of 1871, Hugo gave her the role of the queen of Spain, in “Ruy Blas” where she triumphed: “I had stayed until today, the little fairy of the students: I became the Elue of the Public.” [AWS Translate]
3 rue de l'École de Médecine, Paris, France
Texas Historical Marker #9878
Freestone County. Formed from Limestone County; created September 6, 1850; organized January 6, 1851. So named from the nature of its stone. County seat, Fairfield. Formerly known as Mound Prairie. #9878
Courthouse Square, Fairfield, TX, United States
Porto World Heritage #70
capela da na senhora da silva [full inscription unknown]
, Porto, Portugal