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  • 07/21/18--12:52: A Camp 202 Prisoner
  • Greeley, Colorado.
    On March 3, 1943, during World War II, German Sergeant Erich Geissler was wounded in North Africa, captured by the English, and then transferred to the Americans. The prisoners were shipped to Norfolk, Virginia, where they . . .

    (Notable Places • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/18--12:52: Greeley P.O.W. Camp 202
  • Greeley, Colorado.
    These stone gateposts are remnants of the entrance gate into Greeley Camp 202, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp located directly north, housing approximately 3,000 German and Austrian prisoners. This "small city" . . .

    (Notable Places • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/18--12:57: Valley Grove Cemetery
  • Milton, Indiana.
    The Valley Grove Cemetery Association was organized Jan. 1, 1876. The original officers were - John Wallace, President B. F. Beeson, Secretary John W. Ferguson, Treasurer The Valley Grove Church was completed on . . .

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

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    near Varnell, Georgia.
    January 19, 1861 – Georgia secedes from the Union. October 1862 – The first Confederate troops arrive in Whitfield County. 1826 – 1864 – Benjamin Franklin Prater sells corn, hay, fodder, bacon, split rails and planks to . . .

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

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  • 07/21/18--13:54: POW Camp #202
  • Greeley, Colorado.
    In 1943, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased 320 acres of Ray Abbott's wheat field and constructed POW Camp #202 for German World War II prisoners. Prisoners arrived in 1944 and lived here and worked on farms in the . . .

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

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    Greeley, Colorado.
    These pillars mark the spot where 2,000 German soldiers were incarcerated for security reasons in the last years of World War II. The first occupants of this 320 acre camp, surrounded by tall barbed wire fences, were . . .

    (Agriculture • Notable Places • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/18--14:22: The First People
  • Lake Oswego, Oregon.
    In Prehistoric Times Fifteen thousand years ago, the mouth of the Tualatin River was located at Like Oswego. The river's course changed when the cataclysmic Missoula floods poured down the Columbia Basin and inundated the . . .

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

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    near Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
    The African American Heritage Site preserves one of North Georgia’s few surviving slave dwellings and interprets the lives of black people in bondage in Appalachia before the Civil War. Framed by 19th century landscaping and . . .

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

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  • 07/21/18--15:05: The Good Old Days
  • Suwannee Springs, Florida.
    Suwannee Springs was one of Florida's original tourist destinations. The springhouse was probably established around the time of the Civil War. People came from all around the east coast to partake of the "healing spring . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Leola, South Dakota.
    We Remember Those Who Served

    (War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/18--15:22: Market Square
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Williamsport founder Michael Ross established this Market Square as the commercial hub of his town. The Square was for many years the location of the Curbside Market, which moved indoors in 1931 and became Williamsport . . .

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

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    Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
    The Roaring Fork Valley's coal fields sparked a war of expansion between two railroads: the Denver and the Rio Grande Railroad and the Colorado Midland Railroad. In 1886 the Colorado Midland proposed building a line to . . .

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

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  • 07/21/18--15:24: Water for Glenwood Springs
  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
    The growing town of Glenwood Springs needed pure water, piped into homes and businesses, despite the effort and the cost. In February 1887, the Board of Trustees advertised statewide for construction bids to build a town . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/18--15:30: Edward Westermarck
  • , United Kingdom.
    Finnish pioneer of social anthropology lived in a house on this site 1897-1900

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

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  • 07/21/18--17:00: Meeker's Hardware
  • Danbury, Connecticut.
    Business Established 1883 Building Completed 1889 Originally four Stories Fire 1896 — Stone Excavated 1976 Meeker 1889

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/18--17:56: Little League • Big Legacy
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    is a project undertaken by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce through its Lycoming County Visitors Bureau programming in commemorating the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball and its history here in the . . .

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

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    Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
    In 1888, through the ingenuity of developer and engineer Walter B. Devereux, the City of Glenwood Springs was provided with electric lights. Devereux had been a local leader for the development of hydroelectric power. By . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
    A blinding snowstorm reduced Engineer Hartenberg's vision as he guided the D & RGW passenger train No. 1 through Glenwood Canyon. It was 11:30 the night of February 1, 1899, as the train passed Shoshone headed for Glenwood . . .

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

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  • 07/21/18--18:35: Ron 'C.I.' Insinger
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    The Loyalsock Township High School boys' basketball coach for more than 40 years, Insinger is the all-time winningest coach in the state of Pennsylvania, with over 800 victories. As of 2016, he has 12 District IV titles, 25 . . .

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

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    , Mexico.
    Patrimonie Mondial World Heritage Patrimonio Mundial A título de la Convención concierniente a la protección del Patrimonio Mundial, Cultural y Natural, las Misiones Franciscanas de la Sierra Gorda figurán en la Lista del . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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