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  • 07/09/18--01:27: Cornish Grade School
  • Briggsdale, Colorado.
    Adjacent to this site stood the, two-room school where on, July 10, 11, & 12, 1934, the first Stone Age Fair was held. In 1935, over 10,000 people from 41 states attended; President F. D. Roosevelt sent a congratulatory . . .

    (Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--07:42: Entering Duncannon
  • Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
    The Wister Mansion was at the intersection of New Bloomfield Road and Main Street, now the location of the American Legion. It was the home of John Wister who at age 14 became an errand boy at the Duncannon Iron Works and . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--08:48: Sacred Heart Church
  • Brownsville, Texas.
    (English) Built in 1912 for the first English-speaking parish in Brownsville, this gothic revival church was designed by Frederick B. Gaenslen. The entrance gallery features corinthian columns and the initials “OMI” in the . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--08:50: Sacred Heart Church
  • Brownsville, Texas.
    (English) Built in 1912, designed by Frederick B. Gaenslen, the church was established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate as the first English-speaking Catholic parish in Brownsville. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it was . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--08:53: Elmwood Cemetery
  • Norfolk, Virginia.
    Elmwood Cemetery was established in 1853 to ease the overcrowded conditions in the less than 30-year old Cedar Grove Cemetery, which lay across Smith’s Creek from the 50-acre parcel that would become Elmwood. The two . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--08:59: Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Norfolk, Virginia.
    Cedar Grove was Norfolk’s first public cemetery, established in January 1825 after a Borough ordinance aimed at curbing yellow fever decreed that the “burying of the dead in lots lying on public and populous streets is ... . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Houston, Texas.
    Before 1861, site of warehouse serving Buffalo Bayou shipping. At times during 1861-65, the building here housed prisoners of war. In Jan. 1863 it held 350 Federals captured by Houston-based Confederate army of Gen. John B. . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--09:04: Entering Duncannon
  • Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
    On February 4, 1887 a charter was granted by the Commonwealth for the construction of the Perry County Railroad from Duncannon to New Bloomfield. On September 12, 1889 the first locomotive entered New Bloomfield. The . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--09:07: Astrodome
  • Houston, Texas.
    Judge Roy Hofheinz envisioned the world's first air-conditioned fully enclosed multi-purpose stadium by 1960. Officially named the Harris County Domed Stadium, ground was broken for the home of Major League Baseball's . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--09:16: San Jacinto High School
  • Houston, Texas.
    South End Junior High School opened its doors in 1914 with 750 students in an impressive classical revival style structure built here in 1913. South End Junior High became a senior high school in 1923, and in 1926 its name . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--09:21: Hunt County
  • Greenville, Texas.
    Created April 11, 1846 Organized July 19, 1846 Named in honor of General Memucan Hunt 1807-1856 Secretary of the Navy and Inspector General of the Army of the Republic of Texas Minister to the United States Adjutant General . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--09:26: First Evangelical Church
  • Houston, Texas.
    On July 1, 1851, a group led by the Rev. Caspar Messon Braun (1822-1880) founded the Erste Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische Kirche, or First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The State of Texas issued the church's charter . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--09:30: Houston Light Guard Armory
  • Houston, Texas.
    Designed by noted Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, the Armory was constructed in 1925 to replace an 1892 building that had become obsolete. Finn detailed the building to suggest a late renaissance period neo-Gothic English . . .

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

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    Georgetown, Texas.
    In the early years of Georgetown, Baptist preachers, including Reverend George W. Baines, conducted worship services in people’s homes. Because of the booming population, there was a need for the Baptists to have a place of . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--10:33: Nelson-Kirby House
  • Memphis, Tennessee.
    This house was home to two owners who experienced differently the tribulations of the Civil War. The first, Thomas A. Nelson (1819-1887), acquired property on Poplar Pike in 1869 as a rural refuge from the yellow fever . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--10:41: Colonel Francis S. Gabreski
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    Francis S. “Gabby” Gabreski was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania, joined the Army Air Corps in 1940, and graduated from pilot training as a Second Lieutenant in March 1941. He was serving in Hawaii during the “Day . . .

    (War, Korean • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    The Recreation Center, Service Club and Library were all housed in building 117. The recreation center was the hub of all recreation activities for the entire Air Force community in the Myrtle Beach area. The award winning . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--10:59: The Holocaust
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    (front) Between 1933 and 1945 Germany's dictator Adolf Hitler organized and enforced Nazi policies that ended individual freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to privacy. By May 1945, . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/18--11:04: General Robert H. Reed
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    General Reed was born in Elkhorn City, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Syracuse University, New York, in 1959 and a master of public administration degree from The George . . .

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

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  • 07/09/18--11:17: Duncannon Square
  • Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
    Once lined with shade trees and featuring a public fountain in the town green, the Duncannon Square has been the center of activity since the very beginning. The square featured the National Hotel in the northwest corner . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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