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  • 07/19/18--12:35: Planning for People
  • Dearborn, Michigan.
    This distinctive neighborhood was born in 1919 and 1920. In those years, Henry Ford built 156 homes for sale to his Dearborn Fordson Tractor Plant employees. The two-story, three- and four-bedroom homes were built with the . . .

    (Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    West College Corner, Indiana.
    Memorial to all service men of all wars World War I World War II Korean War Viet Nam Era

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--12:41: Gatorade's Birthplace
  • Gainesville, Florida.
    Gatorade, the sports drink that started an industry, was invented at the UF College of Medicine by a team of researchers led by Dr. Robert Cade. Gatorade was first field tested in a football scrimmage near this site and was . . .

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

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  • 07/19/18--12:50: Civil War Franklin
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    According to a Nashville newspaper, by 1863 the ravages of war had made once-prosperous Franklin "but the ruin of its former greatness. Desolation and decay have passed over it." The Union occupation in the spring of 1863 . . .

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

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    Fairmount Heights, Maryland.
    The Fairmount Heights No. 92 F.A.A.M Maryland Jurisdiction received their charter in 1928 with Andrew Knox, W.M. George Henderson, Jr. W. Edward Patterson, Sr. W. James A. Campbell, Secretary and George W. Patterson, . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--12:55: The Cadotte Fur Traders
  • Cadott, Wisconsin.
    Among the fur traders who attained prominence in the Lake Superior region were Jean Baptiste Cadotte (Cadeau) and his sons, Jean Baptiste, Jr., and Michel. Each married daughters of prominent Ojibway Indians; became . . .

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

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  • 07/19/18--13:00: Union Soldiers Monument
  • Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
    This monument honoring local Civil War soldiers resulted from the nationalist sentiment following the war. In 1894 local artist and Fond du Lac resident Mark Harrison bequeathed $500 to erect a monument in what is now . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--13:04: Hindman's Division
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Hindman's Division - Polk's Corp's. Major General Thomas C. Hindman. September 20, 1863, 2 p.m. Anderson's Brigade -- Brigadier General Patton Anderson. Deas' Brigade -- Brigadier Zach C. Deas. Manigault's Brigade -- . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--13:07: Indian Creek Baptist Church
  • Oxford, Ohio.
    Side A The Indian Creek Regular Baptist Church was established in 1810 as an arm of the Little Cedar Creek Church of Brookville, Indiana. The congregation purchased three acres of land for a burial ground and church and . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--13:16: Joe Brown Pikes
  • near Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
    On Sautee Creek just north of here are remains of a dam constructed as part of a grist mill owned by Edwin P. Williams. During the War Between the States, to arm the Home Guard, Gov. Joseph E. Brown had made a great number . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--13:20: Site Of The Naval Battery
  • Spanish Fort, Alabama.
    Manned with sailors and commanded by Lt. Commander Gillis of the U.S.S. Milwaukee, which was sunk by a Confederate torpedo in Blakeley River. Armed with two 4.2 in. Parrott rifled cannon firing projectiles weighing 30 lbs., . . .

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

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    Fairmount Heights, Maryland.
    The John S. Johnson House is a cross-gabled frame dwelling built on large lots or groups of lots in developing subdivisions of the early twentieth century. It was built in 1911 for John S. Johnson, who settled in Fairmount . . .

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

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  • 07/19/18--13:32: Trail of Tears
  • near Murphy, North Carolina.
    In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of . . .

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

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  • 07/19/18--13:33: Virginia Claypool Meredith
  • Cambridge City, Indiana.
    Side A As a writer, speaker, stockbreeder, and university professor, Meredith (born 1848) encouraged women to pursue education and careers related to farm life. She inherited Oakland Farm, three blocks south, 1882. . . .

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

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  • 07/19/18--13:36: Unicoi Turnpike Trail
  • Murphy, North Carolina.
    The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports at Charleston and . . .

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

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  • 07/19/18--13:40: Trail of Tears
  • Murphy, North Carolina.
    In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homeland in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--13:44: Woolworth Sit-In
  • Tampa, Florida.
    Side 1 Woolworth's variety store was the scene of a pivotal event that started on February 29, 1960. Clarence Fort, President of the N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council and Reverend A. Leon Lowry, N.A.A.C.P. State president, led about . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--13:47: Murphy North Carolina Rail
  • Murphy, North Carolina.
    Beginning in 1873, the state of North Carolina began construction of a rail line to carry passengers and freight from Asheville westward. The line took many years to construct, cutting across the mountains, through tunnels . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Courtland, Virginia.
    In 1600, there were approximately 40 tribes in Virginia. Today, the Commonwealth officially recognizes only eleven tribes. When the Jamestown Settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607, they encountered several Virginia Tribes. . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/18--14:02: First Cannon Ball
  • Thomaston, Georgia.
    First cannon ball fired at outbreak of the War Between the States, at Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861. Presented to U.D.C. by Mrs. Sallie White to whom it was given in 1861 by P.W. Alexander, leading Confederate War . . .

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

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