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The Lost Pubs of Bishop's Castle #07
The Railway Tavern c1864-1868
23 Church Street, Bishop's Castle, United Kingdom
Fontaine des Neuf Canons Le cours Mirabeau fut construit sur l'antique route d'Arles à l'Italie, qui passait au pied des remparts de la ville d'Aix. Une servitude datant du 12e siècle établissait à Aix un abreuvoir où les moutons de la Crau venaient se désaltérer dans leur transhumance vers les Alpes. Construite en 1691, cette fontaine repenait cette fonction, comme le montre une margelle surbaissée, à la taille des moutons et un bassin cruciforme aux bras allongés permettant à l'origine de faire boire de nombreux animaux en même temps. Deux des bras du bassin furent tronqués pour faciliter la circulation automobile. La fontaine crache de l'eau par neuf canons, répartis en deux vasques superposées plus un au sommet, pour en augmenter le débit. Elle est alimentée par l'eau de la ville.
English translation: Fountain of the Nine Canons The Mirabeau River was built on the ancient road from Arles to Italy, which passed at the foot of the walls of the city of Aix. A bondage dating from the 12th century established in Aix a watering place where the sheep of the Crau came to desalinate in their transhumance towards the Alps. Built in 1691, this fountain reconsidered this function, as shown by a lowered margin, the size of the sheep and a cruciform basin with elongated arms, which originally allowed many animals to drink at the same time. Two of the pelvis's arms were truncated to facilitate vehicular traffic. The fountain spits water by nine cannons, divided into two basins layered plus one at the top, to increase its flow. It is fed by the city's water. [AWS Translate]
La Fontaine des Neuf Canons - Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence, France
Commemorating The Centenary of World War One
Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford, United Kingdom
Kentucky Historical Marker #1519
Early Stage-Mail Route. This route follows the Buffalo Trace from the Ohio to Licking rivers and was first known as "Smith's Wagon Road." In 1829, President Andrew Jackson's Postmaster General, Wm. T. Barry, planned mail stage route, extension of branch of "National Pike," from Zanesville through Lexington to New Orleans. Maysville to Washington was the first macadamized road west of the Alleghenies.
Washington, US 68, ,
Texas Historical Marker #55
A. J. Warren Building. Farmer and rancher A. J. Warren (1870-1933) moved to this area in 1902 and helped to organize Lynn County in 1903. He built this 2-story brick and concrete edifice in 1925 to house the First National Bank, chartered that year. Competition from another bank led to merger of the two and abandonment of this building in 1926. Various stores and offices occupied the structure before it was acquired by the city of O'Donnell in 1973. It became the O'Donnell Museum in 1974. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1975 #55
corner of 8th and Doak Streets, O'Donnell, TX, United States
Texas Historical Marker #8584
Grimes County. On road used 1690 by Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon. In 1821 Andrew Millican began settlement. Henry Fanthorp opened his inn 1834, a post office 1835. Kenneth Anderson, last Vice-President, Republic of Texas, died at Fanthorp's, 1845. After his burial here town was named for him. County created and organized 1846. Named in honor of Jesse Grimes (1788-1866), a signer of Declaration of Independence and member of Congress, Republic of Texas. Anderson was made the county seat. During Civil War, 1861-1865, had a gun factory, furnished troops, food, cotton. #8584
?, Anderson, TX, United States