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  • 08/11/18--15:55: Brooks Pottery Kiln
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    This strange-shaped brick structure is a kiln for baking – or firing – the redwood pottery made in the shop across the road. The kiln functions much like an oven. The open center is where the potter stacks his pots, jars, . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--15:55: Harpersfield Covered Bridge
  • near Geneva, Ohio.
    Replacing an earlier bridge that was carried away in a spring flood, the Harpersfield Covered Bridge was built in 1868 and spans the Grand River, a state-designated wild, and scenic river. This bridge, which currently . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--17:13: An Open Landscape
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    By the early 1800s, family farms covered southern New England, and most of the land had been cleared of trees. For generations farmers had been cutting down trees, draining swamps, hauling rocks out of their fields, and . . .

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

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    Edwards, California.
    This research aircraft was the first airplane to fly using a digital fly-by-wire electronics flight-control system with no mechanical backup system. The initial system utilized components from the Apollo spacecraft guidance . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/11/18--17:49: F-8 DFBW
  • Edwards, California.
    For the Digital Fly-By-Wire project, NASA technicians replaced cables and push rods in this F-8 Crusader with an electronic flight-control system coupled to a digital computer. The computer interpreted the pilot's control . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
    Today the New England landscape is covered with forest. You can see this from any high point, or the window of an airplane. It is hard to imagine that the trees you see from this hill were not here 150 years ago. Then 50 to . . .

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

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  • 08/11/18--21:03: The Route of Hidalgo
  • , Mexico.
    Ruta de Hidalgo 1810 1811 Año de la Patria 1960 English translation: The Route of Hidalgo 1810 – 1811 Year of the Nation – 1960

    (Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--02:43: The King’s Baker’s Shop
  • , United Kingdom.
    Near this site stood the shop belonging to Thomas Faryner, the king’s baker, in which the Great Fire of September 1666 began. Presented by The Worshipful Company of Bakers to mark the 500th anniversary of their charter . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Opposite this site stood St. Margaret Fish Street Hill Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666

    (Disasters) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--02:53: St. Leonard Eastcheap
  • , United Kingdom.
    Site of St. Leonard Eastcheap Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666

    (Disasters) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--03:00: East India Arms
  • , United Kingdom.
    East India Arms The East India Company was incorporated on 31st December 1600. Queen Elizabeth I signed the Charter creating ‘The Company of Merchants of London Trading to the East Indies’. Over 200 subscribers raised . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--03:05: St Gabriel Fenchurch
  • , United Kingdom.
    In the Roadway opposite stood St Gabriel Fenchurch Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666

    (Disasters) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--06:40: Charles Mason
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    To the Sacred Memory of Charles Mason Surveyor - Astronomer - Scientist April 1728 - October 25, 1786 English astronomer and surveyor who, with Jeremiah Dixon, laid out the Mason-Dixon Line - famous border between Maryland, . . .

    (Colonial Era • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--06:44: The Iron Horse Arrives
  • New Haven, Missouri.
    With the arrival of the Pacific Railroad in 1855 Miller's Landing became a railroad town. Track was laid westward from St. Louis beginning in 1851. Progress was slow and it was 1865 before St. Louis and Kansas City were . . .

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

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  • 08/12/18--06:51: Private John Colter
  • New Haven, Missouri.
    Born about the time of the American Revolution John Colter was enlisted as a private in the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Maysville, Kentucky in October, 1803. He began the expedition as an oarsman but because of his skills . . .

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

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  • 08/12/18--06:55: Private John Colter
  • New Haven, Missouri.
    John Colter, a Virginia native was recruited in Kentucky by Meriwether Lewis, to serve in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, October 1803. Colter became a valued member of the Corps of Discovery, serving as a hunter and scout. . . .

    (Exploration • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/18--06:57: Private John Colter
  • New Haven, Missouri.
    Private John Colter was among the first members to be recruited by Captain Meriwether Lewis for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Colter was a skillful hunter, scout, and translator and he quickly became a valuable member of . . .

    (Exploration • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New Haven, Missouri.
    While trapping for beaver along the Jefferson's Fork River in the fall of 1808, John Colter and his companion, John Potts, were surprised by a war party of Blackfeet braves. With no chance to escape Colter came ashore while . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New Haven, Missouri.
    ”Set out a 7 O’Clock after a hard rain & Wind, & proceed on verry well under Sale… The wind favourable today… we made 18 mile… wind & rain Closed the Day…” William Clark, May 26, 1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by . . .

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

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    New Haven, Missouri.
    In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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