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    Wharton, Texas.
    Born in Georgia in 1806 Editor "The Texas Gazette" and "The Mexican Citizen," pioneer Texas newspapers Active in the revolution Member of the Supreme Court of the Republic, 1836-1839 Member of Texas Legislature 1846-1849 . . .

    (Communications • Politics • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Edna, Texas.
    Situated in the present county of Jackson was the mission of Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga. Established by Joseph de Azlor, Marquis of Aguayo, and Father Fray Agustin Patron, O.F.M. in 1722 for the civilizing . . .

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

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  • 07/22/18--22:20: Jackson County
  • Edna, Texas.
    Home of the Karankawa Indians granted in part to Stephen F. Austin and to Martin de Leon. Settled 1824-1835 by colonists largely from Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and, west of the Lavaca, Mexico. Organized as a . . .

    (Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/22/18--22:23: Slave Garden
  • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
    Many masters allowed their slaves to work a garden patch near their dwellings for personal consumption, to supplement limited rations, or to sell surplus produce to acquire “luxury” items like fish hooks or farm tools. . . .

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

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    Century, Florida.
    In 1901, one of the largest and most advanced southern pine sawmills east of the Mississippi River was built here. In the tradition of the era, the Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company built its own town to house and supply the . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/22/18--22:40: Spruce Soldiers
  • Coquille, Oregon.
    Aircraft proved their military worth during World War I—initially for observation purposes, and later for the support of ground troops and bombing. When the United States entered the war in 1917, air supremacy was hotly . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/22/18--22:46: World’s First McDonald’s
  • San Bernardino, California.
    Dick and Mac McDonald opened the world’s first McDonald’s Self-Service, Drive-In Restaurant on this site in San Bernardino, California, December 1948. They previously operated a successful Drive-In Barbeque Restaurant with . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/22/18--23:37: 2nd Minnesota Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Text on the west side of the monument; 2nd Minnesota Text on the south side of the monument; Erected Bt the State of Minnesota 1893 Text on the north side of the monument; The Second Regiment Minnesota Vet. Volunteer . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 10 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/23/18--00:28: Early Jackson County
  • Edna, Texas.
    Organized, 1837; named for 7th President of U. S., Andrew Jackson. Early hunting grounds of the cannibalistic Karankawa Indians, this region was crossed in 1528 by shipwrecked Spaniard Cabeza de Vaca. French explorer La . . .

    (Exploration • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/23/18--07:04: Packard Field in Roseville
  • Roseville, Michigan.
    Ground was broken here in many ways. At this site along Gratiot Avenue, Michigan's first commercial airport was established in 1919, and in 1954 Michigan's first shopping center opened here. Packard Motor Car Company, a . . .

    (Air & Space • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/23/18--07:55: Chief Woapalanne
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Peter Wolf Toth was born one of eleven children, December 1947, in the newly formed Republic of Hungary. His early childhood was influenced by the hardships his fellow countrymen were experiencing after World War II. During . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/23/18--09:08: Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom
  • Coquille, Oregon.
    In November, 1937, Buzz Holmstrom, a service station attendant from Coquille, became the first person to run the Green and Colorado Rivers alone. His eleven-hundred-mile solo journey in a handmade wooden boat brought him . . .

    (Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/23/18--09:16: Historic Pavement
  • Rancho Cucamonga, California.
    Directly to your right are examples of the types of pavements used in California highway building during the early 1900s. This road was originally part of the Old Spanish Trail, used by early California explorers and . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/23/18--09:50: Union Siege Battery No. 1
  • Spanish Fort, Alabama.
    Near this site was the location of the first of twenty-two artillery positions the Union army set up to bombard the Confederate fortifications of Spanish Fort. The Confederate forces were under the command of Brig Gen. . . .

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

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  • 07/23/18--09:58: Emancipation Wall
  • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, legally freeing slaves in rebellious states and regions controlled by Union forces. According to oral tradition, E.P. Williams stood on a rock wall . . .

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

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  • 07/23/18--10:03: Blacksmith Shop
  • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
    Essential to settlers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, many small farm blacksmith shops dotted the landscape in these hills and valleys. Larger industrial foundries and commercial blacksmith shops were located at . . .

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

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    Fayetteville, West Virginia.
    (side 1) Battle of Fayetteville (1862) On September 10, 1862, soldiers under the command of Confederate Gen. W.W. Loring attacked Union forces in Fayetteville under Col. Edward Siber, driving them out of the town towards . . .

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

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  • 07/23/18--10:20: Jackson County, C.S.A.
  • Edna, Texas.
    In 1861, voted for secession 147 to 77. With its beef and cotton, helped supply South. Furnished salt from beds near Cox's Creek; hides and tallow from a plant between Port Lavaca and Texana; lead from Navidad mine (now a . . .

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

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    Edna, Texas.
    From 1860 population of 2,612 came more than 100 Civil War soldiers, one an infantryman on a crutch: M.K. Simons, a Mexican War amputee, Brigade Quartermaster, 2nd Texas Infantry, C.S.A. Officers included Capt. C.L. Owen, . . .

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

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    Ruskin, Florida.
    In the ponds in front of you one of the richest Ice-Age fossil discoveries in the world took place in 1983-84. When amateur paleontologists reported a large accumulation of fossils to the Florida Museum of Natural History, . . .

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

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