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    Wiggins, Mississippi.
    Following the fire of January 21, 1910, in downtown Wiggins, Gulf and Ship Island Railroad officials replaced the two-story, wooden depot lost lo the blaze with a one-story wood frame structure. In the late 1990s, when the . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--16:56: Gulf & Ship Island Railroad
  • Wiggins, Mississippi.
    As early as 1837, attempts were made to build the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad. It was finally completed from Gulfport to Hattiesburg by Buffalo, New York, financier Joseph T. Jones in October 1896. Commercial operations . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--17:34: Stone County Courthouse
  • Wiggins, Mississippi.
    Designed by architect Xavier Kramer, and constructed by Standard Construction Co. in 1917, this multi-storied Neo-Classical building contains a large courtroom and offices for county officials. A cultural as well as legal . . .

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

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    Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Second oldest church in Long Beach. Organized April 24, 1880 as Bethel Baptist Church affiliated with the Hobolochitta Association by Baptist Missionary J.P. Johnston and several members of the "Sunshine Church" (established . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Rev. Dan Travis organizing pastor. First church erected in 1895 (Rev. W. H. Walker, pastor) served as both church and school for this community. After storm damage a second church was erected in 1927, School continued in . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--18:30: College Avenue Labs
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 2003 The closing of a factory adjacent to campus and the generosity of company executives led to the development of College Avenue Labs. In 2001, Hon Industries Inc. offered Penn College a generous . . .

    (Education • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--18:32: United Methodist Church
  • Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Outgrowth of interdenominational Sunday School Class begun by Mrs. Fannie Donavan. Organized as Scott's Station Methodist Church, Rev. Joseph Nicholson first pastor. Land for first church given by Henry Ware in 1879. Only . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--18:56: Field House
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 1999 Built by students in construction-related programs, the Field House is a practice and competition arena for the Penn College Wildcats athletic teams. Home to various student activities and special . . .

    (Education • Man-Made Features • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--18:57: War Memorial Park
  • Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Fifteen Long Beach mothers began meeting weekly in 1942 to pray for their sons and daughters serving in the Armed Forces. They, organized into the Long Beach War Memorial Association in 1945 and began raising money for a . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--19:21: Gulf Park College
  • Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Founded 1921 by Colonel J. C. Hardy Gulf Park College provided unique educational experiences for young women at the secondary and junior college level. The college enjoyed fifty years of operation as an educational . . .

    (Disasters • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 1970 The Parkes Automotive Technology Center at Penn College is one of the oldest postsecondary automotive instructional programs in the nation; classes were first offered nearly a century ago. Major . . .

    (Education • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--19:39: Site of Headquarters
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    Site of Headquarters Lieutenant General Daniel H. Hill, C.S.A. Commanding Corps Major General John M. Palmer, U.S.V. Commanding 14 Corps Army of the Cumberland

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Hurricane Katrina Considered one of the three most intense hurricanes to hit the United States. On Sunday, August 29, 2005, the Category 3 storm nearly devastated the City of Long Beach. Storm surge exceeded 28 feet. Six . . .

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

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    Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 1986 The Thompson Professional Development Center was the first on-campus facility designed and built by students, faculty, and staff as a testimonial to the quality of instruction in the College's . . .

    (Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Long Beach, Mississippi.
    Organized by Rev. Hervey McDowell, Evangelist for Meridian Presbytery, as a Home Mission church with 17 charter members. Organizational meeting in Methodist Church with services held there until building completed 1912 on . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--20:38: Field House
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Home of Roswell Field, attorney in the pivotal Dred Scott freedom suit, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--20:47: Eugene Field
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    was born here in 1850. He wrote such poems as Little Boy Blue, Wynken, Blyklen and Nod, and The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat. Field was also one of America’s most admired newspaper columnists when he died in 1895. ”Time . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--20:49: Squeezing The Profit Margin
  • Alpena, Michigan.
    Sailing ships first appeared on the Great Lakes when French explorer Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle built the Griffon in 1679. By 1870, over two thousand sailing ships plied the Great Lakes. Most of these sailing . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--20:51: Rogers City Post Office
  • Rogers City, Michigan.
    Rogers City's art deco-style Post Office was built in 1940 at a cost of $60,365. The photo shows the building shortly after it opened in 1940. Both the exterior and interior have changed little during the intervening years. . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--20:53: Pioneer Cemetery
  • West Point, Kentucky.
    200 feet east of here (across railroad tracks) is the James Young Family cemetery. The first known burial took place in the year 1800. Also buried here is a pioneer river man, known only to God.

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

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