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  • 07/24/18--08:16: Scogin's Georgia Battery
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Scogin's Georgia Battery 2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers. Jackson's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps. September 20, 1863. Captain John Scogin, Commanding. 1st Lieutenant William E. Lyons. The Battery came . . .

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

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  • 07/24/18--09:00: Scogin's Georgia Battery
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    C.S.A. Georgia. Scogin's Battery. Captain John Scogin. Jackson's Brigade. Cheatham's Division. 5 P.M., September 20, 1863.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Dunedin, Florida.
    The LVT (amtrac) is an amphibious vehicle designed from Donald Roebling's Alligator for military operations on land and sea. 18,000 + were produced between 1941 and 1945. Originally built in Dunedin FL, LVTs played a . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wharton, Texas.
    Built on Wharton's Courthouse Square, the Plaza Hotel began circa 1904 as a two-story brick structure with a large dining room on the first floor and 20 rooms to let. Owned and operated by R. B. Huston and his wife Lula . . .

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

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    Danevang, Texas.
    The Danish Folk Society obtained a land option from the Texas Land and Cattle Company and helped 93 Danish families from the midwest establish the Danevang Cooperative Settlement here in the early 1890s. The settlers, strong . . .

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

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  • 07/24/18--11:16: Battle of Norris Bridge
  • near Port Lavaca, Texas.
    In November of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, the Union Army arrived in Calhoun County. Union and Texas troops rarely met on the field of battle in Texas, as most of the war was concentrated in the east and south of . . .

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

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  • 07/24/18--11:21: Miami Stadium
  • Miami, Florida.
    Side 1 On its opening night, August 31, 1949, Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin “Happy” Chandler declared, “I know of no more beautiful ballpark anywhere than this new Miami Stadium.” From its iconic neon . . .

    (Architecture • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/24/18--11:25: George Allen Avenue
  • Coral Gables, Florida.
    George Allen, a native of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, moved to South Florida in 1928 seeking a more productive life style for his family. Allen became employed by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. and . . .

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

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  • 07/24/18--11:27: Fort Kilmachronan
  • near Glade Spring, Virginia.
    The stone house, a half mile south, was an important neighborhood fort. Built in 1776 near the site of an old Indian town. State C. D. Comm No 58-k Sycamore Shoals Chapter D.A.R.

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/24/18--11:40: Tobias Smyth House
  • Emory, Virginia.
    Constructed circa 1770, this log structure is considered to be the birthplace of Emory & Henry College. In this house, Tobias Smyth and the Reverend Creed Fulton chose the names of John Emory and Patrick Henry for the . . .

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

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  • 07/24/18--13:27: Dr. Samuel Johnson
  • , United Kingdom.
    In a house on this site Doctor Samuel Johnson lived between 1765-1776

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

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    Crowley, Colorado.
    Crowley Communities If the dry summers of the late 1920s spelled trouble for Crowley County, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s spelled disaster. Many farmers simply packed up and left, and their acreage reverted to grasslands and . . .

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

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    Angleton, Texas.
    Angleton's first permanent courthouse was built in 1897, a year after the city was chosen Brazoria County seat. Constructed from plans originally drawn for the Matagorda County courthouse, the structure was enlarged and . . .

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

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  • 07/24/18--15:52: Port of Miami
  • Miami, Florida.
    Miami’s waterfront location has played a critical role in its history. In 1895, landowners Julia Tuttle and William and Mary Brickell persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south and build a port . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/24/18--18:47: Robert J. Calder
  • Angleton, Texas.
    Robert James Calder was born in 1810 to James H. and Jane E. (Caldwell) Calder in Baltimore, Maryland. His father died when he was a child, and Robert and his mother moved to Kentucky, where he was raised in part by his . . .

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

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    Key Biscayne, Florida.
    A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavilion" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash . . .

    (African Americans • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Rogers City, Michigan.
    side 1: Forty Mile Point Lighthouse During the late 1800s, the U.S. Lighthouse Board created a system of coastal lights along Lake Huron's Michigan shore so that mariners would always be within sight of at least one. With a . . .

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/24/18--19:02: Lake Huron
  • near Millersburg, Michigan.
    This, the fifth largest lake in the world, was the first of the Great Lakes seen by white men. By following the Ottawa River route, Samuel de Champlain in 1615 came to the “Freshwater Sea.” It was half a century before the . . .

    (Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/24/18--19:04: 72-09-41 Bungalow Row
  • Fairmount Heights, Maryland.
    In 1920, developer Robinson White built 19 small frame bungalows of identical form and style on Fairview (now 62nd Avenue). This area was the original Fairmount Heights Subdivision. These houses closely resembled the . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/24/18--19:14: Katherine Anne Porter
  • Kyle, Texas.
    Katherine Anne Porter, one of America's most distinguished writers of fiction, was born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Brown County, Texas. Her mother, Mary Alice Jones Porter, died in 1892, and her father, Harrison . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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