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  • 08/11/18--13:02: Alexander George House
  • Little Rock, Arkansas.
    Near this spot stood the substantial brick home of Alexander George (1812-1877), a wealthy German immigrant active in Little Rock's business, civic, social and political circles. Built during the 1858 to 1859 period, the . . .

    (Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--13:07: Choctaw Route Station
  • Little Rock, Arkansas.
    Constructed in 1899, the Choctaw Route Station served as a passenger depot for the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company, before becoming the property of the Rock Island Railroad in 1902. The station served as a major . . .

    (Education • Politics • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Weches, Texas.
    Was founded near this marker May 24, 1690, at the Nabedache (Tejas) Indian Village Erected, A. D. 1934, by DeZavala Chapter, Texas Historical and Landmarks Association. Located by: Dr. Albert Woldert, Tyler, Texas. Miss . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--13:24: Lt William J Hook
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    Lt Hook was born March 12, 1917, in Albany, NY. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY, attended Albany Law School, and was active in musical circles. At 24, he responded to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor by . . .

    (Notable Persons • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--13:29: Pierce Gold Rush
  • near Pierce, Idaho.
    A few weeks later, a larger group of men and horses made a second journey to Pierce. The group passed near several Nez Perce Indian encampments, which had not seen many white men since Lewis and Clark passed through almost . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--13:47: Farming as a Way of Life
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    Farming was central to life in rural New England. Two out of three households were headed by farmers, and the seasonal rhythms of farm work shaped the calendar. Most families owned some land, but many rented other people’s . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--14:18: Boom & Chinese of Pierce
  • near Pierce, Idaho.
    During the gold rush boom, the population exceeded 6,000. At that time Pierce was actually located in Washington Territory. In 1861, Pierce became the first established gold rush town in Idaho, and the county seat of . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--14:18: Murder & Vigilantes
  • Pierce, Idaho.
    One summer's night in 1885, it is alleged that five Chinese men gained entrance to the Fraser General Store, while their fellow countrymen set-off fireworks up and down Main Street. It was a stormy night and the fireworks . . .

    (Asian Americans • Law Enforcement • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--14:27: Oro Fino City
  • near Pierce, Idaho.
    Commercial center of Idaho's earliest mining district in the great days of 1861. It flourished here for more than a year. Pierce City was only 2 miles away but another town sprang up near some rich gold strikes. In its first . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--14:37: Canal Gulch
  • Pierce, Idaho.
    The fabulous Gold Rush days of Idaho began on September 30, 1860, when W.F. Bassett struck gold just about here. E.D. Pierce, who knew the country, had led twelve prospectors, including Bassett, out from Walla Walla in . . .

    (Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--14:47: The Graveyard
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    This re-created graveyard reminds us that death is an inevitable part of life. In early New England, most people were buried in graveyards near the meetinghouse, although some were put to rest in family or neighborhood . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--14:47: Pierce Courthouse
  • Pierce, Idaho.
    Shoshone County's original courthouse -- and Idaho's earliest public building -- still stands in Pierce., where it was built in 1862. Although Pierce gained a large population for a year after gold was discovered here in . . .

    (Government • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ashtabula, Ohio.
    Side A When the Pittsburgh, Youngstown and Ashtabula Railroad was finished in 1873, Ashtabula's harbor became a direct route to ship iron ore to the booming steel mills of Youngstown and Pittsburgh. On the west side of the . . .

    (Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--14:57: The Hubbard House
  • Ashtabula, Ohio.
    Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underground Railroad in the . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Iceland.
    (English text:) The Hljómskálagarður Park was Reykjavík's first formally-planned park. The idea of making a park at the southern end of the Tjörnin Lake was first suggested in the early 19th century, but it was not until . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--15:10: Ashtabula Train Disaster
  • Ashtabula, Ohio.
    Near this site, an iron truss bridge collapsed into the Ashtabula River during a blizzard, plunging a passenger train with 160 on board into the gulf below. Nearly 100 people were killed in this, one of the worst train . . .

    (Disasters • Railroads & Streetcars • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    Livestock were everywhere in farming communities. Although the law required that they be fenced in, they often got loose. Stray animals were brought to town pounds like this large stone structure, where they were impounded . . .

    (Agriculture • Animals) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--15:20: Hotel Ashtabula
  • Ashtabula, Ohio.
    Side A The Hotel Ashtabula was built in 1920 during an economic boom that lasted most of that decade. Architecturally, it represents a combination of Second Renaissance Revival and Georgian Revival styles. The H.L. Stevens . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--15:32: Betsey Mix Cowles
  • Austinburg, Ohio.
    Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840. An advocate of . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--15:45: Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace
  • Geneva, Ohio.
    Side A Ransom E. Olds was born on this property on June 3, 1864. Olds co-founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, forerunner of the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors in Lansing, Michigan, on August 21, 1897. The curved . . .

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

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