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  • 08/06/18--07:34: Roy-Cappel Home
  • Marksville, Louisiana.
    Built by L. P. Roy, Sr., prominent bank president, State Representative and local entrepreneur. Designed by Favrot and Livaudais of New Orleans in the Arts and Crafts style. Features a tile roof and much use of beveled glass . . .

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

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    Deadwood, South Dakota.
    (Panel 1) In its heyday, the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad yard was a beehive of activity. Four different railroads including the Deadwood Central, the Black Hills & Ft. Pierre, the Grand Island & Wyoming Central, and . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:04: George S. Mickelson Trail
  • Deadwood, South Dakota.
    After using a long stretch of track that went through the scenic Black Hills for almost a century, the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe (formerly Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company) quit running in 1983. The idea to . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Deadwood, South Dakota.
    It took about a thousand people just 255 days to build the 114-mile Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Edgemont and Deadwood using primitive methods. It took more than 15 years to complete the George S. . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:11: McGovern Hill
  • Deadwood, South Dakota.
    Prospector Frank McGovern staked his claim on the hillside above you in 1876, then promptly became one of Deadwood's infamous rabble-rousers. After an argument with a grocer in 1878, McGovern was shot in the thighs. During . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Deadwood, South Dakota.
    This is the site of the Burlington Interurban Power Plant, commonly known as the Burlington Powerhouse. The Powerhouse was originally built to generate electricity to run a passenger trolley between the cities of Lead and . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:21: Radial Brick Smokestack
  • Deadwood, South Dakota.
    This brick structure before you served as the foundation base and cleanout chamber that supported the 135-foot smokestack. Once part of the Burlington & Missouri Railroad Powerhouse complex, this brick feature was created in . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:26: Interurban Trolley
  • Deadwood, South Dakota.
    The Burlington Interurban Railway was part of a focused effort to modernize the City of Deadwood at the turn of the century. The town had transformed in a relatively short period of time from a lawless gold camp to a law . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Deadwood, South Dakota.
    In 2016 the Deadwood Historical Commission hired a local mason with expertise in historic masonry to reconstruct this section of the 135" B & M Powerhouse smokestack using radial brick collected on site. This section has a . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:37: Deadwood's Carnegie Library
  • Deadwood, South Dakota.
    Andrew Carnegie, steel tycoon and philanthropist, is best known for his charitable contributions in financing public libraries. From 1886 until his death in 1919, Carnegie supported the construction of 1,679 public libraries . . .

    (Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Pluma, South Dakota.
    From 1876 to 1887, the Cheyenne and Deadwood Stage Route connected the Union Pacific Railroad with the gold mining regions in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory. A portion of this route once passed the location before you. . . .

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

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  • 08/06/18--08:45: George S. Mickelson Trail
  • Pluma, South Dakota.
    South Dakota's George S. Mickelson Trail is a 109 mile, multiuse recreational trail that runs through the heart of the Black Hills. The Mickelson Trail is one of the United States premier "Rails to Trails" projects that . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:48: Flooding & The Railroads
  • Pluma, South Dakota.
    After the inception of Deadwood's railroad system in 1890, rising flood waters and washouts became an ever growing threat to the mining camps in the northern Black Hills. Three significant washouts, caused by spring . . .

    (Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Pluma, South Dakota.
    The national Good Roads Movement was a coordinated effort to improve roadways across the United States. The automobile helped define roadways, sometimes referred to as "auto trails". In 1912, the "Black and Yellow Trail", . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--08:55: York
  • York, Pennsylvania.
    Laid out in 1741, by order of the Proprietors; the first Pennsylvania town west of the Susquehanna River. Seat of the Continental Congress, 1777-78; birthplace of the Articles of Confederation.

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--09:46: Catamount Stadium
  • Milton, Vermont.
    The 1960s through the 1980s were an exciting time for racing fans in Chittenden County. In 1964, a plan was made to build a paved 1/3-mile NASCAR-sanctioned oval track in Milton. The newly built I-89 allowed easy access for . . .

    (20th Century • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/18--10:01: Wood's Brigade
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Wood's Brigade. Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps. Brigadier General S. A. M. Wood. September 20, 1863, 11 a.m. 16th Alabama - Major John H. McGaughy. 16th Alabama - Captain Fredrick A. Ashford. 33rd Alabama - Colonel . . .

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

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    near Leola, Arkansas.
    General Samuel Rice Samuel A. Rice, then Iowa’s attorney general, organized the 33rd Iowa Infantry Regiment in the summer of 1862 and was named its colonel. Stationed in Helena, Rice played a prominent role in the July 4, . . .

    (African Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Leola, Arkansas.
    Jenkins Ferry In 1846, Thomas Jenkins paid the Saline County clerk $1 to register to “keep a ferry” and charge travelers to cross the Saline near the mouth of Cox’s Creek when the river was at flood stage. Gen. Frederick . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Leola, Arkansas.
    Officers Killed Gen. J.G. Walker’s Texas Division made the final Confederate attack in the April 30, 1864, battle of Jenkins’ Ferry. Its three brigades, led by Gen. William Read Scurry, Gen. Thomas N. Waul and Col. Horace . . .

    (African Americans • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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