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Conover
North Carolina
Conover developed in the mid-1800s as a Y intersection of the Richmond and Danville Railroad traversing North Carolina. Although originally called Wye Town, legend says the name Canova was adopted and transposed to Conover after several years, and it was eventually incorporate...
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Cleveland School Gardens
Ohio
The Cleveland Public School’s tract garden program was one of the most successful and innovative programs of the school system. The organization and beauty of the gardens attracted horticulture educators from all over the United States, South America, and as far away as Japan....
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Tulsa State Fair
Oklahoma
The Tulsa State Fair is the city’s largest family event, providing educational experiences and entertainment for over 800,000 visitors during an 11-day span. Annually held the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, this historical event is based upon heritage, family values, and qua...
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Abingdon
Virginia
Abingdon, first named Wolf Hills by Daniel Boone, was one of the earliest towns and commercial centers in southwestern Virginia. Named after Martha Washington’s ancestral parish in England, this unique town has weathered many economic changes and has emerged as a leading cultu...
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Colfax Township
North Carolina
Located at the Rutherford-Cleveland County line, Colfax Township was a response to the 1868 state mandate to divide North Carolina counties into townships. Colfax Township took its name from Schuyler Colfax, the 17th vice president of the United States (1869–1873). The 53.1 sq...
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Powell
Wyoming
On May 25, 2009, residents of Powell, Wyoming, celebrated the centennial of their town’s founding. Within 100 years, many changes occurred in this community. Homesteaders irrigated the arid lands surrounding Powell, transforming the barren landscape into fertile farmlands. The...
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Bob Jones University
South Carolina
Opening its doors as Bob Jones College in College Point, Florida, in 1927, and continuing in such a role in Cleveland, Tennessee, from 1933 to 1947, the school became a university when it relocated to South Carolina in 1947. Founded by world-renowned evangelist Dr. Bob Jones S...
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Del Mar Fairgrounds
California
The Del Mar Fairgrounds—which hosts the county’s annual fair and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—unites local communities in an arena that attracts worldwide attention. The stunning beauties who were crowned Fairest of the Fair and the smoldering good looks of Tommy Hernandez as...
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Trout Valley, the Hertz Estate, and Curtiss Farm
Illinois
John D. Hertz, of rental car fame, discovered Trout Valley (then a part of unincorporated McHenry County) in the 1920s. He built a mansion, barns, and polo grounds on the banks of the Fox River, calling his new country estate Leona Farms. Famous landscape architect Jens Jensen...
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Lincoln in Black and White: 1910-1925
Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital, grew from 45,000 to 55,000 residents in the years 1910–1925. The state’s second-largest city, Lincoln was also home to Nebraska’s second-largest African American community—a “small town” within the midwestern city. Local race relations were a study...
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Around Three Mile Bay
New York
Three Mile Bay, located just below the Canadian border in the town of Lyme, was settled between 1810 and 1820. Early immigrants from Canada and Europe were drawn by the abundance of water-powered mills and factories along the area’s waterways. At the mouth of Three Mile Creek ...
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North Brunswick
New Jersey
North Brunswick, a large town spread over 12 square miles, has a rich history extending back to the early 1600s, when its only occupants were members of the Lenni-Lenape tribe. Some of the earliest establishments included the Black Horse Tavern building, which in 1670 was a st...
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Garvanza
California
Named for the garbanzo bean that Julio Verdugo raised on his Rancho San Rafael, the town of Garvanza was laid out by Ralph Rogers in 1886. The community soon became a haven for artists and others seeking a refuge from the growing urban life of Los Angeles. Early institutions i...
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Nebraska State Fair
Nebraska
The Nebraska State Fair commenced in Nebraska City in 1859, long before Nebraska became a state. Agriculture was recognized as the prime industry in the region, and the promotion of land and products was a driving influence for developing an exposition to put Nebraska on displ...
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Kentucky's State Capitol
Kentucky
Kentucky’s magnificent capitol building was constructed in the industrious early 20th century, considered the age of conspicuous consumption. Architect Frank Mills Andrews designed the striking 403-foot-long Beaux Arts edifice, faced with sublime Indiana limestone and Vermont ...
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