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  • 07/12/18--16:27: Occupation of Shippensburg
  • Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
    The first major military engagement in Cumberland County during the Civil War took place in Shippensburg in the week leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg. As the action moved close to Shippensburg many in the town climbed . . .

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

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  • 07/12/18--17:37: The Fair Building
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    William J. Moyer was one of Mesa County's leading businessmen and philanthropists. He arrived in Grand Junction in 1890 and opened the original Fair Store across the street in a room measuring 12 ft. x 20 ft. with $700 in . . .

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

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  • 07/12/18--18:39: Fort Uncompahgre
  • Delta, Colorado.
    One of the many trading posts built by Antoine (Anton French) Robidoux, First built around 1828 at the juncture of the Grand (Gunnison) and Uncompahgre Rivers then a territory of Mexico and Ute Indian country on the well . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Cumberland Valley Railroad operated between Harrisburg and Virginia beginning in the 1830s, and during the Civil War it permitted the Union to move troops and supplies rapidly up and down the valley. The railroad's . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
    After the Confederate army took possession of Shippensburg on the afternoon of June 24, 1863, General Albert G. Jenkins established his headquarters here on the corner now occupied by the former First National Bank building. . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fayetteville, Georgia.
    Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church Est. 1825 The oldest church in Fayette County. The cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & WWII. Placed by Thomas Wingfield . . .

    (Churches & Religion • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
    Memorial Trees dedicated to Lt. James F. Bearer, USMC Class of 1951 Charter Member of Veterans Club Gave his life in line of duty 26 April 1957, Iwakuna, Japan

    (Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Snyder, Oklahoma.
    Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief, was born in Elk Creek just below the Wichita mountains circa 1850. Quanah, the son of Petah Nocony and Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured by the Comanches, became a fierce warrior . . .

    (Native Americans • Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
    [Title is text] Dedicated May 23, 1976

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--21:11: Sampliner’s Dry Goods
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    In the 1890s, Joseph and Albert Sampliner started a small business selling men's fine clothing from a pushcart. The Sampliner cousins purchased their goods from bankrupt dry good stores in the Red Mountain mining district. . . .

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

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    Grand Junction, Colorado.
    Upon this site in October 1882 a vital cultural influence in the town of Grand Junction was established by the printing of the first newspaper ~ The Grand Junction News Edwin Price, Editor

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

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  • 07/12/18--21:36: Bannister Furniture
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    William H. Bannister came from Molina, Colorado in the 1890s and in 1897, bought an established furniture store and funeral parlor from M.O. Whitehead. At the time, many furniture stores sold caskets and had an undertaker on . . .

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

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  • 07/12/18--21:59: Mesa Drug/City Market
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    The Prinster family opened the first City Market Store in the back of this location with a storefront facing Fourth Street in 1924. By 1940, the Prinster Brothers built western Colorado's first supermarket one block to the . . .

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

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  • 07/12/18--22:40: William Smith
  • , United Kingdom.
    William Smith M.P. 1756-1835 Pioneer of religious liberty lived here

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights • Politics) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/12/18--23:08: Lord Fisher
  • , United Kingdom.
    Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher 1841-1920 lived here as First Sea Lord 1904-1910

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

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    Grand Junction, Colorado.
    Lodge #575 was founded in 1900 by local drug clerk, 32-year-old J. Morrison Wohlfort. Before the present Lodge home was built, the founding Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks met in the I.O.O.F Hall at 454 Main Street. . . .

    (Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/13/18--09:25: Whitman School
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
    This building was constructed in 1925, and served as an elementary school until 1965. It and the adjoining park, formerly known as Cottonwood, were named the Whitman School and Whitman Park, in honor of frontier missionary . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/13/18--10:42: Anna Donna Tallent
  • near Custer, South Dakota.
    In Memory of Anna Donna Tallent Teacher and Author. Born in New York State April 12, 1827. Died in Sturgis, S. Dakota February 13, 1901. The first white woman to enter the Black Hills. Arriving in Custer City in December . . .

    (Education • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/13/18--10:57: Palace Hotel
  • Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.
    This hotel was built in 1912 by Charles Bancroft McClellan, Sr. and was a three story wooden hotel with 185 rooms. This was the grandest hotel of Red Boiling Springs. This site was of the first hotel called the Webb Hotel . . .

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

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  • 07/13/18--11:00: Major General Anthony Wayne
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    In the early 1790s, the United States Army suffered two serious defeats at the hands of Indians under the leadership of Little Turtle, war chief of the Miami nation. In response, President George Washington sent . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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