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  • 07/02/18--14:19: Lightweight 155mm Howitzer
  • U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
    The M777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (known as the LW155) was developed here at Picatinny Arsenal by a joint Marine Corps and Army program office from 1997-2005. The LW155 is the first ground combat system to make extensive . . .

    (Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--14:37: M198 Howitzer
  • U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
    The M198 155mm towed howitzer was developed (1968-1976) and produced (1978-1992) at Rock Island Arsenal. Over 1,600 howitzers were produced for the Army, Marine Corps, and allied armies. Weighing just under 16,000 pounds, it . . .

    (War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--19:25: Deuel County Nebraska
  • near Big Springs, Nebraska.
    The southeast corner of the Nebraska panhandle was organized November 6, 1888 from a part of Cheyenne County. Deuel County has two incorporated towns, Chappell, the County Seat and Big Springs. Before 1850 Teton Sioux . . .

    (Agriculture • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--19:29: Keith County Nebraska
  • near Big Springs, Nebraska.
    Organized May 3, 1873, when Perkins was still a part of Keith County. The southwest corner is the southwest corner section eighteen of township twelve, north, range forty-one of the 6th P.M. Both the north and south Platte . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--19:31: Perkins County Nebraska
  • near Big Springs, Nebraska.
    Organized on November 8, 1887 from a part of Keith County. Consists of generally prairie land with some sand hills. Its northwest corner is the northwest corner of section nineteen, township twelve, north, range forty-one . . .

    (Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Trinidad, District of Columbia.
    This fire station originally opened on December 29, 1925, as the newly organized Truck Company 13. Engine Company 10 (organized on July 2, 1895, located at 1341 Maryland Avenue, NE) moved to these quarters on June 4, 1940, . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--19:47: Maggie Lena Walker
  • Richmond, Virginia.
    Among her many accomplishments, this African-American business woman, social activist and formidable community leader became the first woman bank president in America when she founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond in 1903.

    (African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ironton, Missouri.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Architecture • Law Enforcement) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--19:59: Logan Day 1914
  • Murphysboro, Illinois.
    Murphysboro celebrated its first Logan Day on August 3, 1914. This was Illinois’ second Logan Day, the first occurred in Chicago in 1897. Logan Day brought 25,000 people to Murphysboro. Among the attendees were Illinois . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Brighton, Colorado.
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    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--21:22: Evans
  • Evans, Colorado.
    Construction of the Denver Pacific Railroad, linking Denver and Cheyenne, stopped here for the winter of 1869, and a town was begun. It was named Evans in honor of the second territorial governor, John Evans, builder of the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--21:58: #3 Ditch Marker
  • Greeley, Colorado.
    Water entered this #3 Ditch, 9 miles long, June 10, 1870. March 13, 1875 Union Colony deeded to the town of Greeley water supplied by Ditch #3 for the sum of $488.00. In 1882 this ditch was deeded to the Greeley Irrigation . . .

    (Agriculture • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--22:19: The Denver Pacific Railway
  • Nunn, Colorado.
    When the Union Pacific Railroad decided to go through Wyoming instead of through Colorado, many people moved from the territory. Denver itself was shrinking. Former Governor John Evans rescued Colorado Territory by promoting . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/18--22:40: Majestic Plains
  • Rockport, Colorado.
    On these widespread plains blown clean by the wind and rains large herds of buffalo roamed and gained in number. Then the warriors of Indian tribes hunted them for food and skins. Later white men came to trap beaver in the . . .

    (Animals • Native Americans • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--06:41: Post of Concord Established
  • Vidalia, Louisiana.
    In 1768, Antonio de Ullos, Spain's Provincial Governor of the vast region of Louisiana, established and briefly held the original post and settlement of the land opposite the Natchez Landing, across the Mississippi River in . . .

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--07:09: Civil War Memorial
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Erected by the People of Lycoming Co. under the auspices of The Grand Army of the Republic to the memory of Their Heroic Dead who Fell in Defence of the Union 1861 to 1865 ——————————————— This tablet is dedicated in memory . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Parkston, South Dakota.
    All Gave Some Some Gave All This Memorial is Dedicated To all Veterans Who have Served our Country To Preserve Democracy, Liberty, and Freedom

    (Military) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--08:48: Parkston Athletic Park
  • Parkston, South Dakota.
    Improved By City of Parkston and Works Progress Administration Project Number 2974 1938 City Officials Mayor - W.A. Koehn Councilmen M. Hohenthaner Fred Ceidel H.K. Meisenhoelder Edward E. Blum J.J. Weidenbach Albert Fergen . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--08:50: Soldiers Memorial
  • Parkston, South Dakota.
    In Memory of our Soldiers

    (War, World I) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--08:52: J.W. "Father" Turner
  • Parker, South Dakota.
    Erected in Memory of J.W. "Father" Turner 1800 Pioneer 1883 After Whom Turner County was Named

    (Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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