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  • 08/19/18--09:22: Lutherans In Monroe County
  • Monroe, Michigan.
    German pioneers who began settling this area in 1828 formed Monroe County's first Lutheran church here in 1834. The Rev. Friedrich Schmid became their first pastor, traveling by horseback from Ann Arbor. The growing . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Cheboygan, Michigan.
    When Cheboygan County was organized in 1853, the courthouse was located in Duncan (now a part of the city of Cheboygan). In 1860 the county board of supervisors moved the county seat to Inverness Township and purchased this . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--09:30: Cheboygan's Beginnings
  • Cheboygan, Michigan.
    The name "Cheboygan" probably comes from the Annishinaabe or Chippewa word "zhiibaa'onaii," meaning a channel or passage for a canoe. This mural depicts some of the earliest known individuals to have made Cheboygan home . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--09:32: Cheboygan's Beginnings
  • Cheboygan, Michigan.
    The Pipe: Voyageurs often smoked white clay pipes as they travelled the waters of the Great Lakes region in their large freight-hauling canoes. Bodies of water were known as a "two-pipe lake" or "five-pipe crossing" . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--09:37: Jail and Sheriff's Residence
  • Cheboygan, Michigan.
    (side 1) This structure served as the Cheboygan County sheriff’s residence and jail from 1880 to 1969. The building originally had seven cells. Faced with overcrowding, the county built an additional sixteen cells in 1912. . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Native Americans • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--09:37: Decatur Civil War Monument
  • Decatur, Ohio.
    70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Grand Army of the Republic 1861-1865

    (War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Sinton, Texas.
    Eight structures have served as the seat of local government for the people of San Patricio County since its earliest settlement. A building known as the "Log Courthouse" was constructed in San Patricio in the early 1830s to . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--09:48: Hopkinsville Community
  • near Cuero, Texas.
    Members of the Hopkins family came to De Witt County in 1854 as slaves of Judge Henry Clay Pleasants (d. 1899). They worked for a time on a Gonzales County plantation and returned to this area after the Civil War as . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--09:49: Cheboygan's Beginnings
  • Cheboygan, Michigan.
    Huron Shore Trail follows the geologic Algonquin Beach Ridge formation along the western shore of Lake Huron from the Straits of Mackinac to Saginaw Bay. For centuries this trail was the primary travel route for Chippewa . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--09:57: Cairn of Peace
  • Peebles, Ohio.
    First plaque Cairn of Peace dedicated at World’s Conservation Exposition and 5th World Plowing Contest September 19- 20, 1957 Second plaque These competitors were in the World Plowing Matches Peebles, Ohio 1957 Northern . . .

    (Agriculture • Environment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Downtown, District of Columbia.
    Dedicated in memory of the Founder of HEROES Incorporated, an organization created solely for the purpose of caring for survivors of fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--10:03: Zane Trace
  • near West Union, Ohio.
    Ohio’s first highway and mail route authorized by Congress 1796 marked and cleared in 1797 by Col. Ebenezer Zane a blazed trail, it became the route of the old stage line from Maysville to Wheeling used by noted statesmen to . . .

    (Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--10:13: Silver Creek Cheese Factory
  • Aurora, Ohio.
    The Silver Creek Cheese Factory was located in the heart of the tri-county area known during the 19th century as "Cheesedome". This part of the Western Reserve was best known for the cheese it shipped internationally. The . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--10:32: Ebenezer Sheldon
  • Aurora, Ohio.
    Side A Ebenezer Sheldon (1754-1825) was born in Suffield, Connecticut. On April 19, 1775, he answered the “Lexington Alarm,” fought in the Revolution, and, in 1789, was appointed a captain in Connecticut’s militia. Following . . .

    (Churches & Religion • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--10:45: In Memory of Those
  • Aurora, Ohio.
    In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice that we might live in peace Edward Robert Eichler Willie John Eldridge Merle Fisher Ralph E. Hurd, Jr. Albert R. Korecky John Francis Lyons Donald F. Marvin John Guy Shaw . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--10:57: The Church In Aurora
  • Aurora, Ohio.
    Side A Aurora's first church was established on December 31, 1809 under the guidance of the Connecticut Missionary Society. The congregation called the Rev. John Seward of Granby, Massachusetts to be the first minister in . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--11:05: The Chillicothe Turnpike
  • Aurora, Ohio.
    The Chillicothe Turnpike stimulated the growth of Aurora Center, Aurora's first commercial area. Established in 1802 by Benjamin Tappan, the road also precipitated the development of Kirtland, Chester, Russell and . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--11:18: Geauga Lake
  • Aurora, Ohio.
    Side A Geauga Lake, a scenic destination for visitors to northeast Ohio, was initially named “Giles Pond” after settler Sullivan Giles (1809-1880). In 1856, the predecessor of the Erie Railroad stopped at “Pond Station,” . . .

    (Entertainment • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/19/18--12:13: Merton Place
  • , United Kingdom.
    Merton Place Sixty metres (200 feet) to the south east was ‘Merton Place’. The only house ever owned (1801 – 1805) by Admiral Lord Nelson and from which he set out for the Battle of Trafalgar. Lady Hamilton also lived here . . .

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

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  • 08/19/18--12:17: Lord Nelson Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    As a Memorial of Lord Nelson And the Splendid Services Which He Rendered To His Country This Land (Which Formed Part of His Merton Estate) was Given on the First Centenary of His Death to The Merton Parish Council for A . . .

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

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