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  • 08/05/18--10:36: Camas Prairie
  • near Grangeville, Idaho.
    Named for the blue flowering camas -- an important root food for all interior Northwestern Indians -- Camas Prairie is a traditional Nez Perce cultural center. Tolo Lake -- visible below -- provided a campground for Joseph’s . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--10:59: Nez Perce War
  • near Cottonwood, Idaho.
    Following the Battle at White Bird Canyon on July 4, 1877, U.S. cavalrymen, entrenched nearby at Cottonwood, resisted attacks by Nez Perce warriors. East of here on July 5, 1877, Nez Perce warriors created a strategic . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lamartine, Arkansas.
    One of the oldest settlements in Columbia County. Here Colonel John Dockery had his plantation and home. Here T.P. Dockery, who became a general in the War Between the States, was born and reared. The Caddo Indian Trail from . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--11:02: Gen. John Porter McCown
  • Magnolia, Arkansas.
    John P. McCown was born Aug. 19, 1815, in Sevierville, Tenn. An 1840 graduate of West Point, he served in the Mexican and Seminole wars before resigning from the U.S. Army on May 17, 1861. McCown joined the Confederate army, . . .

    (Notable Persons • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Cottonwood, Idaho.
    “I will not hide anything. That part of the fight was not long.” Yellow Wolf, Nez Perce warrior. On July 3, 1877, 2nd Lt. Sevier M. Rains, civilian scout William Foster, and ten 1st cavalrymen rode from Norton’s ranch . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--11:19: Lewis and Clark
  • near Cottonwood, Idaho.
    On May 31, 1806, Sgt. John Ordway and Pvts. Frazer and Weiser began the return trip from Lewis’s (sic) River (Snake River) with salmon for Camp Chopunnish (Kamiah). The men crossed the Camas Prairie near here on their way to . . .

    (Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--11:29: Seventeen Volunteers
  • near Cottonwood, Idaho.
    Erected in memory of the seventeen volunteers who engaged in battle with the Indians 2000 feet East from this point with two killed and three wounded the 5th day of July 1877 during the Nez Perce Indian War. Captain D.B. . . .

    (Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Richmond, Arkansas.
    Confederate Camp at Richmond On Aug. 28, 1864, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price led an army from Camden on a raid that took them through Missouri, Kansas and the Indian Territory before they returned to Arkansas at . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Belleville, Arkansas.
    While no fighting took place in Sevier Co. during the Civil War, local men served in Confederate units. Men gathered at Belleville Church as part of Pettus’ Battalion of State Troops, marching to Arkadelphia under Gov. . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Natural Resources • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Center Point, Arkansas.
    At least four Confederate companies were recruited in what is now Howard County, including three serving in the 19th Arkansas Infantry, which trained near Center Point. The 19th Arkansas was part of the garrison at Arkansas . . .

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

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    Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
    Henry Merrell Henry Merrell, known as the "Industrial Missionary to the South," was born in Utica, N.Y., in 1816. He moved to Arkansas in 1856 and built an industrial complex in Pike Co. He helped draft an anti-secession . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--14:23: Bridging the Ouachita River
  • Malvern, Arkansas.
    Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army from Little Rock on March 23, 1864, to join an invasion of Texas. Confederate skirmishers harassed the army as it reached Rockport March 27. An inflatable pontoon bridge, in 34 wagons . . .

    (African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--14:31: McCants' Florida Battery
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    McCants' Florida Battery. 1 10 Pounder Parrott, 3 6 Pounders. Williams' Artillery Battalion. September 20, 1863. Captain Robert P. McCants, Commanding. 1st Lieutenant Thomas J. Perry. 1st Lieutenant Andrew J. Neal. 2d . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near New Edinburg, Arkansas.
    Battle of Marks' Mills On April 23, 1864, a Union force with 240 wagons left Camden to get supplies from Pine Bluff for Gen. Frederick Steele's army. Gen. James Fagan's Confederate cavalrymen ambushed them at Marks' Mills . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Narrowsburg, New York.
    built 1929 graduating classes 1931 - 2001

    (Education • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--15:44: Methodist Church
  • Narrowsburg, New York.
    organized 1839 built 1856 moved to present location 1879

    (Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--15:58: Center Point
  • Center Point, Arkansas.
    Near this spot in 1837 Robert Messer built the first house in Center Point. A few years later John Russey opened the first store. Center Point acquired its name and post office in 1848, and became an incorporated town in . . .

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

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  • 08/05/18--16:20: Dexter Manufacturing
  • Narrowsburg, New York.
    Incorporated 1942 tool parts manufactured for WWII closed circa 1949

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--16:29: The Oasis
  • Narrowsburg, New York.
    circa late 1930's tavern / hotel / restaurant bowling alleys

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/18--16:31: Skirmish at Guesses Creek
  • near Leola, Arkansas.
    Front Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union army left Camden on April 26, 1864, starting a retreat to Little Rock. Confederate pursuers caught up with them on April 29 on the Jenkins’ Ferry Road and began skirmishing. Union gunners . . .

    (War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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