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  • 07/03/18--19:00: Belhaven Historic District
  • Jackson, Mississippi.
    The Belhaven neighborhood developed north of the city as Jackson's first suburb. Composed of more than 1,300 historic structures dating from as early as 1904, Belhaven is Mississippi's largest historic district. The . . .

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

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  • 07/03/18--19:01: The Grassy Knoll
  • Dallas, Texas.
    Journalist Merriman Smith, riding in the motorcade five cars behind President Kennedy reported seeing Dallas Police run up this hill, which he called a grassy knoll. Some witnesses believed shots came from the knoll area, . . .

    (Government • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Dallas, Texas.
    RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner built in 1906 and operated by the Cunard Line. The ship entered passenger service in August 1907 and continued on the line’s heavily traveled Liverpool, England to New York City route. . . .

    (War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    College Stattion, Texas.
    In 1920, David J. Finn and other Texas A&M electrical engineering students attempted to broadcast the football game at Oklahoma A&M via ham radio. When the plan failed they used a telephone backup, relaying game updates to . . .

    (Communications • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--19:09: Hall-London House
  • Pittsboro, North Carolina.
    This property is under the protective covenants of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Incorporated.

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    College Station, Texas.
    When Texas A&M University opened in 1876, it was four miles from Bryan, the nearest town, and the need for campus housing for faculty and staff arose. The first of the campus houses, five brick homes along the east side of . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Woodstock, Virginia.
    Combining two of Virginia’s oldest weekly newspapers. Shenandoah Valley Est. 1806 – Woodstock Herald Est. 1817.

    (Communications • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--19:15: World War II Memorial
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    In memory of those who gave their lives in the Armed Forces Erected by American War Mothers [?] 19, 1944

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Port Canaveral, Florida.
    Mission » Launch Vehicle » Dates » Crew » Pad » Highlights APOLLO Apollo 4 Saturn V - Nov. 9, 1967: Unmanned » Pad A - Saturn V's First Flight Test Apollo 6 Saturn V - April 4, 1968: Unmanned » Pad A - Second Saturn V Flight . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--19:48: Way's Garden
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Given by J. Roman Way 1848 - 1935 to the City of Williamsport – 1913 – Erected in Grateful Recognition

    (Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--20:18: Boggsville
  • near Las Animas, Colorado.
    This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado — Boggsville Established in 1866. Named for Thomas O. Boggs, first settler on this site. Home of Kit Carson and John W. Prowers, noted pioneers. Seat of Bent County, 1870. . . .

    (Education • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
    Stephan Lumber Company. This brick structure, built around 1905, is all that remains of the Stephan Lumber Company following a fire in 1978. Woodshop scenes in the 1994 motion picture “The Shawshank Redemption” were filmed . . .

    (Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--20:49: Charles Vaughan Wells
  • Quincy, Massachusetts.
    Born in Quincy 1873 Killed in the dynamite explosion at the Cuartel Pinar del Rio, Cuba May 18, 1910

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--21:21: The Agora of Smyrna
  • , Turkey.
    English Text: In the courtyard of the Agora there were shipped monuments erected in honor of important persons, days and agreements. There were also statues, altars belonging to multiple gods at which offerings were made in . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--21:48: Rutherford Drugstore
  • Mount Vernon, Texas.
    Oldest business in Mt. Vernon, opened in 1869 by John Griffith Lock Rutherford (1851-1936), Texas-born great grandson of American Revolution general for whom a Tennessee county was named. Young Rutherford began by handling a . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--22:35: Franklin County
  • near Mount Vernon, Texas.
    Formed from Titus County Created March 8, 1875 Organized April 30, 1875 Named in honor of Benjamin C. Franklin 1805 – 1873 Hero of San Jacinto District Judge of the Republic of Texas. Member of the Legislature Mt. Vernon, . . .

    (Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--23:03: Millican, C.S.A.
  • Millican, Texas.
    Millican was Texas' northernmost railroad terminus when the war between the states began in 1861. It became a vital Confederate shipping point for the area extending to the Red River on the north and to the frontier . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    College Station, Texas.
    Texas A&M University opened in October 1876 and established the Corps of Cadets to fulfill its Congressional mandate to teach military tactics. The students at what was then an all-male institution were required to serve in . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/03/18--23:13: Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
  • College Station, Texas.
    Soon after its opening in 1876, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M) established the Corps of Cadets to fulfill its mandate to instruct its students (all-male until the early 1960s) in military . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    College Station, Texas.
    In 1871 Texas Governor Edmund Davis appointed three Commissioners to select a site for the newly established Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M College). The Commissioners chose this location in large . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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