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First of its KindFIRST - President UNC-Greensboro ~ NW of Sanfod, NC

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Charles Duncan McIver (September 27, 1860 – September 17, 1906) was the founder and first president of the institution now known as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindWorld's First Successful Long Distance Telephone Call, Aug 10 1876 - Brantford ON (Canada)

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The Brantford to Paris test on August 10th is recognized as the world's first successful one-way long distance call

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 2/17/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Mayor of Sacramento, CA - Hardin Bigelow

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The grave of Sacramento's first mayor resides near the front entrance to Old City Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/17/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Russian MiG Jet Kill by a P-51 - Ken Carlson

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Ken Carlson, a WWII Ace, is credited with the first Russian MiG Jet kill in the Korean War flying a P-51 Mustang.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/17/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Raising of the US Flag over Pensacola and West Florida, Pensacola FL

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Monument in Plaza Ferdinand VII to Gen. Andrew Jackson, who received West Florida from Spain and raised the flag of the United States over this territory for the first time on 17 June 1821.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Florida

date approved: 2/17/2015

last visited: 12/30/2014

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First of its KindOLDEST Marked Grave in Bazette Cemetery - Bazette, TX

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A Texas Historical Marker in front of the Bazette Baptist Church indicates that the grave of Jhonnie Hiett is the oldest marked grave in the adjacent Bazette Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindEARLIEST Dated Tombstone in Annetta Cemetery - Annetta, TX

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A Texas Historical Marker at the front of Annetta Cemetery indicates that, while it is likely that this site had already been used for burials for several years, the tombstone of Edgar M. King is the earliest here, dated 1882.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2015

last visited: 2/12/2015

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First of its KindFIRST -- Shot Fired at the Battle of New Orleans -- Chalmette National Battlefield, Chalmette LA

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Maj. Samuel Spotts fired the first shot on behalf of the United States against the British at the Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 2/14/2015

last visited: 12/28/2014

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First of its KindFIRST -- Southern Boundary of the US, nr Mobile AL

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The Ellicott Stone marks the first Southern boundary between the United States and what was, in 1799, Spanish Florida. It also serves as the initial point (or Zero Stone) for all public land surveys in the Mississippi territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/13/2015

last visited: 12/28/2014

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First of its KindFIRST -- Survey Point for Public Lands in Mississippi Territory, nr Mobile AL

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The Ellicott Stone serves as the initial point (or Zero Stone) for all public land surveys in the Mississippi territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/13/2015

last visited: 12/28/2014

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First of its KindFIRST -- Streetcar line in New Orleans -- New Orleans LA

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An Orleans Parish Historical Commission marker at Lee Circle preserves the history of the city's first and oldest streetcar line.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 2/12/2015

last visited: 2/14/2015

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First of its KindFIRST -- US District Court in Louisiana Territory, New Orleans LA

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The first US District Court for the territory of Louisiana stood here at 919 Royal St. until 1888, when the old building was destroyed and this building was built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 2/12/2015

last visited: 2/14/2015

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First of its KindFIRST -Religious Service - Enid, OK

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On this corner is a marker for the land office that once stood here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/12/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Waterflood in Oklahoma - Rogers County, OK

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Today we call this process "Fracking"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/9/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Boeing 747 - Seattle, WA

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The 747, the 350 ton behemoth that some thought (like the Spruce Goose) was just too darned BIG to fly, was rolled out by Boeing on September 30, 1968 and took to the air for the first time on February 9, 1969.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/9/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Bank of Montreal in British Columbia - New Denver, BC

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On the corner of Bellevue & 6th Avenues in downtown New Denver, this former Bank of Montreal is now the Silvery Slocan Museum and Visitor Information Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/9/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Settler of Eugene City, OR - Eugene Skinner

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Eugene Skinner donated land that would become Eugene City and named so by his wife, Mary Skinner in 1853.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/7/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Governor of Oregon - John W. Whiteaker

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This crypt in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery contains the grave of John Whiteaker and family, Oregon's first governor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/7/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - British settlement in Western Australia, Albany , Western Australia

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A plaque commemorating the first British settlement in W.A. at Albany in January 1829

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 2/1/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST Police Detachment in Castlegar, BC

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Adjacent to Castlegar's Railroad Museum is another museum, this one housed in the first building in Castlegar dedicated solely to police work.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/1/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST Burial in Cottonwood Cemetery - Cottonwood, TX

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A Texas Historical Marker at historic Cottonwood Cemetery indicates that Jesse R. Swayze was the first burial in the cemetery, back in 1882.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/29/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - All Concrete Structure in Sandpoint, ID

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The 1927 Panida Theater is number fifteen on the list of fifteen contributing buildings which comprise the Sandpoint Historic District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 1/26/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Bishop of Natchitoches, Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Natchitoches LA

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The grave of Augustus M. Martin, First Bishop of Natchitoches, inside the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches LA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/23/2015

last visited: 12/26/2014

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First of its KindFIRST -- Rock Salt Mine, Avery Island LA

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The historic marker about the first rock salt mine on Avery Island

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/23/2015

last visited: 12/26/2014

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First of its KindFIRST Residence - Rolla, MO

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First Homestead, and first residence

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/23/2015

last visited: never

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