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Image for FIRST (Original) Burial Site of Stephen F. Austin, Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, TXview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST (Original) Burial Site of Stephen F. Austin, Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, TX

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There is nothing fancy here. This is just a quiet churchyard cemetery. This is where Stephen F. Austin was ORIGINALLY buried.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: 7/3/2007

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First of its KindFIRST -- Episcopal Church in Texas

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Organized in 1839, Christ Church is the first Episcopal Church in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: 12/30/2011

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First of its KindFIRST Memorial of the Texas City Disaster -- Texas City, TX

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These gates and stone posts are the first memorial to the Texas City disaster of 16 Apr 1947. They were installed 22 Jun 1947, when the 63 unknown victims on the explosions and fires were buried in a new cemetery organized solely for them.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2013

last visited: 8/27/2006

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First of its KindFIRST -- Sugar Refinery in Texas, Sugar Land TX

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A historic plaque at the former Imperial Pure Cane Sugar plant in Sugar Land TX proclaims this the first sugar refinery in Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/16/2017

last visited: 5/31/2021

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First of its KindFIRST - Mason Monument in Texas, Morton Cemetery, Richmond, TX

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Located towards the back of Morton Cemetery is the first Mason monument in the state of Texas. Erected by William Morton, honoring a fellow Mason, Robert Gillespie.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - African American Catholic Church in Texas

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Since its beginning in 1889, Holy Rosary Catholic Church remains strong despite the damages sustained by the forces of Mother Nature.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 8/4/2018

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST Home on 24th Street - Galveston, TX

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In addition to living in the first house on 24th Street, George Habberton Nicholls holds U.S. Patent No. 882,479 issued on March 17, 1908, for a "New and Improved Shoe-Lace Fastener."

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 8/21/2018

last visited: never

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First of its KindFirst - German Catholic Church in Texas - St. Joseph's - Galveston, TX

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This simple white Gothic Revival church is the First German Catholic Church in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 3/13/2019

last visited: 5/26/2007

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First of its KindFIRST - U.S. Civil Building in Texas

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A trifecta of FIRST: U.S. Civil Building, U.S. District Court, and District Judge in Texas. (Remember - Texas became a STATE in 1845)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/31/2018

last visited: never

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First of its KindFirst Church in Galveston, Texas

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Historical marker giving information on the founding of first chruch in Galveston, the First Presbyterian Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: 5/28/2007

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First of its KindFIRST - DAR Chapter in Texas - Galveston, TX

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The location of the formation of the first Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Texas on June 17, 1895.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Texas

date approved: 10/3/2020

last visited: 5/28/2007

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First of its KindFirst Airplane Flight Over Texas

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A marker telling of the 1st airplane flight over Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Texas

date approved: 4/26/2007

last visited: 6/13/2006

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First of its KindFIRST - African American US Congresswoman from the South, Houston TX

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US Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, a member of the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, when she won her election in Nov 1972, became the first black female elected to the US Congress from the South -- EVER

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/13/2018

last visited: 3/5/2019

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First of its KindFirst - Masonic Lodge in Texas - Houston, TX

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The lodge was originally chartered by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana on 27 January 1836, making it older than the Republic of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

Image for FIRST -- Worshipful Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas & Holland Lodge, Houston TXview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST -- Worshipful Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas & Holland Lodge, Houston TX

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The state historic marker in front of the Holland Lodge, on Montrose Boulevard near the Museum District in Houston, proclaims its status as the first Masonic Lodge in Texas and names the First Worshipful Grand Master of the Lodge and the Grand Lodge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: 3/11/2017

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First of its KindFIRST -- Sunday School Superintendent of Jerusalem MBC, Houston TX

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Brother Henry Thomas served as the first Sunday School Superintendent of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Houston TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/13/2018

last visited: 2/24/2020

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First of its KindFIRST -- Religious Event at the Houston Astrodome, Houston TX

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In 1965, the St. John Missionary Baptist Church on Emancipation Avenie hosted the 85th National Baptist Convention at the Astrodome, the first religious service held at that brand-new facility.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/13/2018

last visited: 4/7/2018

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First of its KindFIRST -- Librarian of the Houston Lyceum, Houston TX

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Margaret Hadley Foster was the first librarian of the Houston Lyceum. She is descendant of Obedience Smith (January 21, 1771 - March 1, 1847), a Republic of Texas pioneer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/12/2018

last visited: 4/7/2018

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First of its KindFIRST -- Black Church to Join the Union Baptist Association, Houston TX

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The Fourth Missionary Baptist Church, a historic African-American church in Houston, and the first black church to join the Union Baptist Associaton, an important step in integrating the black and white Baptist churches in Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/13/2018

last visited: 4/7/2018

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First of its KindFIRST -- African American Member of the Houston Light Guard, College Park Cemetery, Houston TX

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Captain John "Jack" Sessums, the first (and during his lifetime, only) African American member of the Houston Light Guard

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/12/2018

last visited: 1/27/2019

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First of its KindFIRST - National Society's DAR Chapter in Houston - Houston, TX

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A state historical marker in downtown Houston, Texas, denoting the site of the first National Society "Daughters of the American Revolution" in Houston (and the 5th in the state of Texas).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 10/21/2018

last visited: 10/20/2018

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First of its KindFIRST -- Roman Catholic to be Nominated for President of the United States, Houston TX

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Alfred E. Smith, the first Roman Catholic to be nominated for US President, was nominated at the 1928 Democratic National Convention in downtown Houston TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/12/2018

last visited: 10/20/2018

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First of its KindFIRST -- Municipal Market House in Houston, Houston TX

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Old Market Square Park in downtown Houston, the site of the first municipal market house in Houston, then the Capital of the Republic of Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/12/2018

last visited: 4/8/2013

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First of its KindFIRST -- Worshipful Grand Master, First Masonic Lodge of Texas, Glenwood Cemetery, Houston TX

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The grave of President Anson Jones, the Worshipful Grand Master of the First Masonic Lodge of Texas, is marked with a descriptive tombsone and a state historic marker in Houston's historic Glenwood Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2016

last visited: 7/2/2019

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First of its KindFIRST US Battleship with dedicated anti-aircraft guns -- USS TEXAS (BB-35), LaPorte TX

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When her 3-inch anti-aircraft guns were installed in 1916, the USS TEXAS (BB 35) became the first US battleship in the fleet to be equipped with dedicated anti-aircraft defenses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/5/2013

last visited: 6/23/2007

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