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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23IL_original-lincoln-high-school_Tallahassee-FL.html
Lincoln School served as the primary public education institution for African Americans in Leon County from 1869 to 1969. Established in 1869 as one of only two Freedman's Bureau schools in Florida to educate newly freed slaves. It was named after…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23EL_rutgers-house-tallahassee-garden-club-center_Tallahassee-FL.html
(side 1) Rutgers House This house was built by George Proctor, a free African American in 1848 for City Councilman and Territorial Treasurer Henry Rutgers. The doors and woodwork were fashioned from mahogany, and other lumber was hand-hewn fro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WJB_chandlers-tourist-camp-historical_Tallahassee-FL.html
In 1915, construction began on the Dixie Highway system that linked Florida with the Midwest via highways running from Michigan through Tallahassee along Old St. Augustine Road toward Miami. In the 1920s, the number of auto tourists visiting Flori…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WCK_lafayette-township-grant-historical_Tallahassee-FL.html
This marker is on the western boundary line of the land selected by Major General the Marquis de Lafayette and granted by the United States Congress to him in 1825 in appreciation of his services during the Revolutionary War. The grant contains 36…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RAQ_womans-club-of-tallahassee_Tallahassee-FL.html
The Woman's Club of Tallahassee was founded in 1903 by Miss Anna Chaires and other prominent Tallahassee women. The club helped Tallahassee's less fortunate citizens, and in 1910 was instrumental in securing funding for building the first Leon Hig…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ICC_the-florida-a-m-university-hospital-1911-1971_Tallahassee-FL.html
The first healthcare facility in Florida for African-Americans was the Florida A&M College (FAMC) Hospital, known as the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Hospital after 1953. The school's original two-story, 19-bed wooden sanitarium was built in 1911…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ICB_the-florida-a-m-university-hospital-1911-1971_Tallahassee-FL.html
The first healthcare facility in Florida for African-Americans was the Florida A&M College (FAMC) Hospital, known as the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Hospital after 1953. The school's original two-story, 19-bed wooden sanitarium was built in 1911…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IB6_florida-a-m-university_Tallahassee-FL.html
Founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is the only historically state supported educational facility for African Americans in Florida. It has always been co-education…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IB5_florida-a-m-university_Tallahassee-FL.html
Founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is the only historically state supported educational facility for African Americans in Florida. It has always been co-education…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IB4_prince-and-princess-murat_Tallahassee-FL.html
Prince Achille Murat was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and the son of General Jochaim Murat, King of Naples. He settled in Florida in 1825, and as attorney, county judge, and director of Tallahassee's Union Bank, he played an active role in pub…
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