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John Deakin Heaton (1817-80) Eminent physician lived at Claremont, a Georgian merchant's villa, from 1856-80. He was a prime mover in the campaign for Leeds Town Hall, and played major roles in the development of Leeds General Infirmary and the Yorkshire College, later the University of Leeds.
Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, United Kingdom
Goodnight-Loving Trail This famous old cattle trail, running 2000 miles from Texas to Wyoming, was blazed in 1866 by Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving. In New Mexico, the trail followed the Pecos Rover north to Fort Sumner, where the government needed beef to feed the Navajos at the Bosque Redondo Reservation.
4498-4550 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM, United States
On this site stood the tenement known as Golfer's Land. It was built in the 17th century by Bailie John Paterson the golfer with, it is said, his share of the stakes from a golf match when he partnered the Duke of York (afterwards James VII) against two English noblemen. The bronze coat of arms is a copy of a stone carving which was built into Golfer's land. Another panel with Latin inscription by Dr Pitcairne, which may be seen in the courtyard to the rear, links the Paterson family with the Building and the name of golf.
Cannongate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth) 1895-1948 “The Sultan of Swat” led the New York Yankees to seven pennants between 1920 and 1934. Ruth hit 714 career home runs, a record until 1974. He lived here for several years, beginning in 1929, and then moved to 173 Riverside Drive.
345 West 88th Street, NY 10024, New York, NY, United States
This 17th century building was first identified as an inn in 1714, when Chapel Street was an important highway. In the early 20th century it was popular with cyclists. H. G. Wells regularly dined and wrote here.
The Drum Public House, 16 Chapel Street, Petersfield, United Kingdom
Le 24 mai 1944 la Milice française est venue arrêter dans cet immeuble le poète Guy Robert du Costal et son épouse Yvonne le Marec, résistants de la toute première heure, membres de Libération-Nord. Ils furent déportés par le dernier convoi le 15 août 1944. Ils ont donnée vie pour votre liberté.
English translation: On 24 May 1944 the French Militia came to arrest in this building poet Guy Robert du Costal and his wife Yvonne le Marec, first-time resistance fighters, members of North Liberation. They were deported by the last convoy on 15 August 1944. They gave life for your freedom. [AWS Translate]
5 rue des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
Town Hall Built in 1806 as a house of correction on the site of an earlier prison. Converted to a Town Hall in 1830
, Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Texas Historical Marker #5575
R. M. Turner Family. On April 28, 1879, R.M. Turner (1858-1928) entered Kimble County with Bride, Emma (Scarborough), (1863-1945), from Dewitt County. They settled near this site, on the north bank of the South Llano River, where Turner soon became a prominent cattle and sheep rancher. Of ten children born to the Turners, eight reached adulthood, most of them remained in the county to become leading citizens. Most noted was Jack Turner, conductor of the first angora doe sale in Texas, and one of the organizers of National Agora Goat Breeders Association, in 1925, serving as the first secretary, then president. #5575
?, Junction, TX, United States