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    Mount Pleasant, Texas.
    This church was organized by the Rev. William Waldo Brimm (b. 1837), an early area evangelist, on Aug. 14, 1881. Two years later the congregation bought the land at this site and soon after began constructing a white frame . . .

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

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    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
    On this site in 1863 stood the crown jewel of Shippensburg's business district, the grand three-story Union Hotel that catered to the needs of both local businessmen and travelers. As the Rebel army advanced towards . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/11/18--20:00: Henry Clay Thruston
  • Mount Pleasant, Texas.
    Estimated to be between seven feet one inch and eight feet tall, Henry Clay Thruston became known nationally and internationally for his height. Born in South Carolina (Greenville Co.), Thruston wed Mary B. Thruston, a . . .

    (Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/11/18--20:18: Incorporation of Commerce
  • Commerce, Texas.
    The events leading up to the incorporation of the city of Commerce can be traced to the 1853 establishment of Josiah H. Jackson's general store about one and one-half miles northeast of this site. The village that developed . . .

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

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  • 07/11/18--21:00: The Salters Garden
  • , United Kingdom.
    Welcome to The Salters' Garden. The Salters' Company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London and was first licensed in 1394. The Company built their seventh Hall here in 1976 following the . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Commerce, Texas.
    Organizer-commander of the famous "Flying Tigers" of the China-Burma-India theater in World War II. An outstanding air strategist, Chennault had retired from a pioneer flying career when, in 1937, he was asked by Gen. Chaing . . .

    (Air & Space • Notable Persons • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/11/18--21:47: A.W. Hofmann
  • , United Kingdom.
    Professor of Chemistry lived here

    (Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Tipton, Oklahoma.
    On April 5, 1910, 9 year old Bud and 5 year old Temple Abernathy, left the Crossroads Ranch near Frederick, Oklahoma, and traveled alone on horseback to New York City. Their father, Jack Abernathy, a close friend of . . .

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

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    near Dumas, Texas.
    As ranchers and merchants settled in this part of Texas during the 1870s, the need for a direct supply line became evident. This trail was established in 1877 for cattle drives and freight hauls from Tascosa (38 mi. SW) to . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/11/18--22:59: Sir Charles Eastlake
  • , United Kingdom.
    Painter and First Director of the National Gallery lived here

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--12:01: Colorado River Highway
  • Palisade, Colorado.
    Dedicated to The Pioneers of the Mountains and the Valleys of Western Colorado

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--13:22: Burma Railway Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    In memory of the tens of thousands of British civilian and military personnel who suffered incarceration, many dying, in the Far East during the Second World War 1939 - 45, including those forced to labour on the Burma . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--13:31: Conflict in Campbell County
  • near Jellico, Tennessee.
    The Civil War in Campbell County was often personal. Few residents owned slaves, and a large majority – 1,094 to 60 – voted against secession in June 1861. Local men formed what became Co. A and Co. B, 1st Tennessee Infantry . . .

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

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  • 07/12/18--13:33: Frontier Protection
  • Custer, South Dakota.
    . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--13:44: 72-09-38 Charity Hall
  • Fairmount Heights, Maryland.
    Charity Hall, although drastically altered from its original form, is an important historic feature of the Fairmount Heights community. The main block of the building was constructed by the Fairmount Heights Mutual . . .

    (African Americans • Architecture • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--13:45: Old Covered Bridge
  • Warnerville, New York.
    Old Covered Bridge Built 1850 Destroyed 1886 - On The Richmondville Charlotteville Plank Road.

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--13:48: Carroll Avenue
  • Angelino Heights, California.
    A street of houses designed in the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles of the late 19th century, exhibiting the finest collection of Victorian domestic architecture remaining in Los Angeles. From their vantage point on Angelino . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--15:22: Majestic/Mesa Theater
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    This building originally housed the Mesa Opera Rink, which opened in 1885. It offered a 300-seat playhouse for live theater, musical, and vaudeville acts. Ballroom dancing was on the large wooden "Rink" floor. In 1907, the . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--15:22: St. Regis Hotel
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    An early stagecoach stop, The Grand Hotel, welcomed visitors with a tin-faced, two-story building, surrounded by shade trees, wooden sidewalks, and spacious lobby. In 1904 the building was purchased from William and Allie . . .

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

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  • 07/12/18--15:23: Benge’s Shoe Store
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    Benge's store is the oldest shoe store in the state, possibly the oldest shoe store west of the Mississippi River. Founded in October of 1911, three generations of the Benge family have operated the business. Founder . . .

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

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