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  • 08/18/18--15:10: McCroskey Park
  • DeSmet, Idaho.
    Dedicated in memory of pioneer women, Mary Minerva McCroskey State Park has a forested skyline drive that offers spectacular views of forest, farms, and distant mountains. Virgil T. McCroskey devoted his life to preserving . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/18--19:18: Long Eddy Hotel
  • Long Eddy, New York.
    Built around 1850, the Long Eddy Hotel was originally a blacksmith's shop. Steve and Carrie Porter moved their saloon (named "The Pig's Foot" by the locals for the pickled pigs feet served as the free food at the bar) to the . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--19:19: Kyle-McCollum House
  • Youngstown, Ohio.
    Side A The Kyle-McCollum House, thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited residence still on its original site in Youngstown, was built by War of 1812 veteran Joshua Kyle (c. 1766-1842) and his wife Mary Stewart (c. . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--19:36: Long Eddy Business District
  • Long Eddy, New York.
    At its height, Long Eddy's business district boasted four general stores. Supporting a population that had grown to 500 by 1890, as well as the neighboring small hamlets, Long Eddy's main street was the source for all of . . .

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

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    Jefferson, Ohio.
    Side A This building served as the law office to Joshua Reed Giddings, a Whig congressman who advocated for the abolition of slavery and an end to the domestic slave trade. Born in 1795, much of Giddings' young life was . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Law Enforcement • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/18--19:52: The Maple Grove House
  • Long Eddy, New York.
    Long Eddy hotels such as the Maple Grove House served as stopping places for both laborers and vacationers. Log drivers guiding their rafts down the Delaware River found the calm waters of the eddy a convenient place to tie . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--19:57: The Salt Springs
  • Mineral Ridge, Ohio.
    Side A A salt spring, located about a mile west of this site, was the primary attraction for immigrants to the Western Reserve territory in the mid-1700s. Prior to European-American settlement, Indians used the springs, . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--20:09: Mineral Ridge Black Band Ore
  • Mineral Ridge, Ohio.
    Side A The discovery in the mid-19th century of iron-rich black band ore in this region helped revitalize Mahoning Valley’s iron industry. The land now called Mineral Ridge was primarily a farming community before the 1850s. . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--20:34: Ariel Bradley
  • Mogadore, Ohio.
    First settler in Springfield Twp in 1806 • Born at Salisbury Conn. in 1767 Died at Mogadore in 1857. Before the Battle of White Plains in 1776 when nine years old he was chosen by Gen. Washington to enter the British lines • . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--20:44: Mogadore
  • Mogadore, Ohio.
    Side A Legend has it that Mogadore's first settler, Ariel Bradley, was a spy for George Washington in October, 1776. As a nine year old boy, Ariel crossed British lines on a supposed errand to the nearest grist mill and . . .

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

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  • 08/18/18--21:13: Benjamin Tappan, Jr.
  • near Ravenna, Ohio.
    Side A The founder of Ravenna Township in 1799, Benjamin Tappan Jr. led a distinguished life of public service. An aggressive force in local politics, he served in the Ohio Senate from 1803 to 1805, as judge of the fifth . . .

    (Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/18--21:39: 1893 Ravenna Flagpole
  • Ravenna, Ohio.
    Side A The historic Ravenna flagpole was erected in 1893 by Ravenna Township. The 150 foot flagpole replaced a tall wooden flagpole erected during the Civil War. Van Dorn Iron Works of Cleveland fabricated the flagpole for . . .

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

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    Garrettsville, Ohio.
    Side A "I thought of the great bandits of the old West [like] the James Brothers...They knocked over trains, and I was going to pull the same stunt," exclaimed notorious gangster Alvin "Creepy" Karpis. On November 7, 1935, . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/18--22:19: Hart Crane American Poet
  • Garrettsville, Ohio.
    Harold Hart Crane was born at this site on July 21, 1899, to Grace Hart Crane and Clarence A. Crane, the inventor of Lifesaver Candies, and lived here until the age of three. "A born poet," according to e.e. cummings, Crane . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--05:02: Veterans Memorial
  • Long Eddy, New York.
    In honor of all service persons who served our country in time of need and who are serving now

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Garrettsville, Ohio.
    Evidence abounds that Garrettsville was at the center of the maple industry in Ohio from the 1880s into the twentieth century. In 1881, Garrettsville held the first ever-professional association of maple syrup/sugar . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--05:19: Long Eddy's Pastime
  • Long Eddy, New York.
    Long Eddy had its first organized baseball team around 1890. The team played neighboring towns of Acidalia, Basket, East Branch, Roscoe, Hankins, Callicoon and bitter rival Fishes Eddy. Games were played at the Long Eddy . . .

    (Entertainment • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Garrettsville, Ohio.
    Commemorating the 120th anniversary of the arrival of John Garrett and Abraham Dyson and families, first settlers among the Wyandot Indians. 1804 - Silver Creek received its name 1805 - First grist mill and saw mill erected . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--05:29: Garrettsville, Ohio
  • Garrettsville, Ohio.
    Garrettsville, Ohio Birthplace of the internationally known poet Hart Crane Born July 21, 1899 Lost at sea April 27, 1932 Son of Grace Hart and Clarence A. Crane

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

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  • 08/19/18--05:33: 7th South Carolina Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    7th, Regiment South Carolina Infantry Commanders Lieutenant Colonel Elbert Bland, (Killed) Major John S. Hard, (Killed) Captain E.J. Goggans.

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

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