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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/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…
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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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IB2_major-general-david-lang_Tallahassee-FL.html
David Lang was born on May 9, 1838 in Camden County, Georgia. After graduating from the Georgia Military Academy in 1857, he moved to Florida and worked as a surveyor for Suwannee County. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as a private a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IB1_old-city-cemetery_Tallahassee-FL.html
The present boundaries of the Old City Cemetery were established by the Florida Territorial Council in 1829. Many pioneers and their slaves are buried here, although some early Tallahasseans were buried several hundred feet east of this site. The …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IAZ_john-gilmore-riley-house_Tallahassee-FL.html
John Gilmore Riley was born in 1857, the son of Sarah and James Riley. He was not formally educated, but was instructed by his Aunt Henrietta. Riley became principal of Lincoln Academy, Tallahassee's first local high school for African Americans i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IAV_wilhelmina-jakes-and-carrie-patterson-initiators-of-the-tallahassee-bus-boycott_Tallahassee-FL.html
On May 26, 1956, two Florida A&M University (FAMU) students, Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson boarded a crowded Tallahassee city bus and sat in the only seats available, in the front next to a white female passenger. The bus driver ordered th…
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