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First of its KindFIRST - Black High School-Bridgeforth High School - Pulaski TN

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Though black public education existed in Giles County by 1869, Bridgeforth was the first black high school. Named for black educator J. T. Bridgeforth, the school operated from 1937 until 1958.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/7/2023

last visited: 2/7/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Black Architectural Firm in the United States-McKissack and McKissack - Pulaski TN

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Gabriel Moses McKissack (1840-1923) laid the foundation in Giles County for a family building tradition that included the first black architectural firm in the United States, Nashville's McKissack and McKissack.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/7/2023

last visited: 2/7/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Mural painted on the road in the country - Poznan, Poland

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Drogal Measure of Poznan is the first mural painted on a road in Poland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sernikk

location: Wielkopolskie, Poland

date approved: 2/6/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Battle between Steam Rams in History-Confederate History of Memphis - Memphis TN

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The Confederate fleet of 8 boats carrying 18 guns gallantly resisted this attack of 6 armored gun boats, 4 rams and 20 mortar boats. The engagement lasted 90 minutes and was the first battle between steam rams in history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/6/2023

last visited: 2/6/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - High School building for African Americans in Alexandria- Parker-Gray High School - Alexandra VA

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City of Alexandria constructed its first high school building for African Americans. Parker-Gray High School opened on this site in 1950. Court-ordered desegregation began in 1959. The last class graduated from the high school in 1965.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/6/2023

last visited: 2/6/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Public Library in West Hartford, CT

in First of its Kind

The Colonial Revival style Noah Webster Memorial Library building is the first public library in West Hartford, CT. It is located 7 North Main Street in West Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 2/4/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Pottery - Morgantown WV

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The first pottery in West Virginia was founded here about 1785 and the making of pottery was important before 1800.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 2/2/2023

last visited: 2/3/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Female Mayor of Seneca Falls - Seneca Falls, NY

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A bust of Diana Smith, the first female Mayor of Seneca Falls is located on the Ludivico Sculpture Trail in Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 1/31/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Bowie Knife - Marksville, LA

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The first Bowie Knife was constructed right here in Avoyelles Parish - in Marksville, Louisiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/29/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Women's Rights Convention in the World - Seneca Falls, NY

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The plaque commemorating the site first Women's Rights Convention in the World is located inside the Wesleyan Chapel at 136 Fall Avenue in Seneca Falls, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 1/29/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Free school south of Mason-Dixon Line-Sumner School/Robert W. Simmons - Parkersburg WV

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Established in January 1862 thru the leadership of Robert Simmons. First free school south of Mason-Dixon Line. Later named for abolitionist senator Charles Sumner. First high school class graduated, 1887.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/26/2023

last visited: 1/27/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Skyscraper in Baltimore-Equitable Building - Baltimore MD

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The Equitable Building-This building, designed in 1889 in the Richardson-Sullivan tradition by Charles L. Carson and Joseph Evans Sperry, was considered the first skyscraper to be erected in Baltimore.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/26/2023

last visited: 1/29/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Gas Street Lamp-Rembrandt Peale - Baltimore, MD

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The first gas street lamp in America was lit on this spot (Holiday Street at Baltimore Street) on February 7, 1817 by Rembrandt Peale, founder of the Gas Light Company of Baltimore now known as BGE.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/26/2023

last visited: 1/29/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Oil Boom Town in Logan County, Oklahoma

in First of its Kind

This Oklahoma Historical Marker cites <em>two</em> firsts, one of which is the first oil boom town in Logan County, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/26/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Mile-Deep Well in Oklahoma - Logan County, OK

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The first mile-deep well in Oklahoma was right here in Roxana, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/26/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Linotype- Ottmar Mergenthaler - Baltimore, MD

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Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German immigrant revolutionized the art of printing with his invention of the Linotype. He lived at 159 W Lanvale Street, Baltimore from 1894 to 1899. He died on October 28,1899.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/25/2023

last visited: 1/28/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - African-American to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly-Sampson W. Keeble - Nashville, TN

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Sampson W. Keeble, barber, businessman, and civic leader, became the first African-American to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly. Serving from 1873 to 1875, Keeble was appointed to the House Military Affairs Committee.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/25/2023

last visited: 1/25/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - "Old Glory," the first known use of the term-William Driver - Nashville TN

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Born, 1803, in Salem Mass., and sea-captain at 21, he retired in 1837. Coming to NashvillE, he brought with him the flag given him in 1832, which he had nicknamed "Old Glory", the first known use of the term.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/25/2023

last visited: 1/25/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Secretary of Transportation of Virginia - Clear Brook, VA

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A plaque at the Wayne A. Whitman Rest Area of the Welcome Center of Virginia at Clear Brook honors Wayne A. Whitman ad the first Secretary of Transportation of Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/24/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFirst - Site of the First Osage Agency Building - Pawhuska, OK

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A marker in downtown Pawhuska, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/23/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Governor of West Virginia - Arthur I. Boreman - Parkersburg WV

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Arthur I. Boreman presided at June 1861 Wheeling Convention where statehood plan formulated. Elected state's first governor June 20, 1863, he served three, two-year terms, resigning in 1869 to take U.S. Senate seat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/22/2023

last visited: 1/22/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - first and only recognized camp for Blacks - Camp Atwater - North Brookfield

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Camp Atwater is a summer camp was originally established to provide a summer recreational experience for African-American boys, at a time when summer camps were generally racially segregated. Camp Atwater was established in 1921.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/20/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - African American Member of U.S. Senate - Hiram Revels - Baltimore MD

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Hiram Revels ministered Madison Street Presbyterian Church congregation from 1858-1863. After the Civil War, Revels became the first African American member of the U.S. Senate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2023

last visited: 1/22/2023

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First of its KindFIRST - Forcible resistance to British aggression, and first enemy fell - Concord, MA

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The Concord Battle Monument marks the site of the first forcible resistance to British aggression and where the first enemy fell. It is located in Minuteman National Historic Park. The entrance is at 174 Liberty Street in Concord, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2023

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST -- Practical Wetsuit - Redondo Beach, CA

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A memorial to Bill and Bob Meistrell in Redondo Beach, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2023

last visited: never

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