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  • 08/24/18--20:54: James Young House
  • West Point, Kentucky.
    This Federal style house was built by the town's founder, James Young, in 1797. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, stayed here while distributing flood relief to the victims of the 1884 flood.

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

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    Wharton, Texas.
    Front: "Lest We Forget" 1861-1865 Dedicated to the Confederate veterans of Wharton County by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter Daughters of Confederacy Commanders of Buchel Camp Col. I.N. Dennis Capt. G.C. Duncan R.M. Brown Judge . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--20:59: Corpus Christi
  • Corpus Christi, Texas.
    Near here on August 16 and 18, 1862, three Confederate artillery pieces held off four attacking Federal ships during the Civil War bombardment of Corpus Christi. The blockading squadron of Lieutenant J.W. Kittredge, U.S.N., . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--21:06: The Old Brickyard
  • D'Iberville, Mississippi.
    In 1721 the French colonial headquarters made its fourth move on the Coast: Old Biloxi to New Biloxi with the intentions of building a permanent fort of bricks. Abundant ideal brick clay, was discovered here, the best of . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--21:13: Mildred Scott Olmsted
  • Rose Valley, Pennsylvania.
    An antiwar campaigner and women's and civil rights activist. Olmsted traveled the world on behalf of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF's advocacy was consistent with her Quaker beliefs. She headed . . .

    (Civil Rights • Peace • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--21:33: Santa Cruz Landing
  • D'Iberville, Mississippi.
    In February 1699, men exploring the Bay under Captain Pierre LeMoyne's command, found no settlements. In the 1720s, one of three colonial brickyards were developed near this site. Dominic Ladner gained title to this section . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--21:38: Dr. Alice C. Evans
  • Towanda, Pennsylvania.
    Bacteriologist for the US Department of Agriculture who discovered that brucellosis bacteria found in raw milk caused undulant fever in humans. Despite gender discrimination in her field, she published a report in 1918 and . . .

    (Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Alpena, Michigan.
    Life on the frontier Great Lakes was dangerous when the sidewheeler Vermilion went into service in 1838. In 1842, the 151-foot steamer burned to the waterline, killing several people. A year later, with immigration booming . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--21:42: L&N Turnpike
  • West Point, Kentucky.
    A cobblestone turnpike was built to connect West Point and Nashville, Tennessee in 1839. Stagecoach lines operated from here to Nashville and also to Shawneetown, Illinois.

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Hamilton, Ohio.
    Abraham Lincoln spoke from the rear of a Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad passenger train on Saturday September 17, 1859, to about 1000 people at South Fourth and Ludlow streets (about 785 feet south of here). Lincoln, . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--21:54: Harvey's Hill
  • D'Iberville, Mississippi.
    Before roads and bridges, trading-posts were essential on the Bay Pierre and Celina Harvey built their home on this site, acquired from her father Joe Moran. In the 1830s, along with their children and a black female with . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--21:55: Adams Pack Station
  • near Arcadia, California.
    A Brief History The barn and two-room bunkhouse/store that were still being utilized at Adams’ Pack Station in 2011 were built 75 years earlier by the original owner of what has become the last remaining pack station in . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--22:02: Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
  • Montebello, California.
    The Sanchez Adobe was built in 1845 and is the oldest home in the Montebello area. The land was granted to Dona Casilda Soto de Lobo by the Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltorena on October 8, 1844. Mrs. Josephine Scott . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--22:07: Russell Shaw
  • Russellville, Ohio.
    . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/18--22:09: S.S. Joseph S. Fay Shipwreck
  • near Rogers City, Michigan.
    Shipwreck 250 feet S.S. Joseph S. Fay Built 1871 Wrecked at 40 Mile Point October 19, 1905 See 130 Ft. section of her Starboard side on the beach.

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

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  • 08/24/18--22:15: Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Hamilton, Ohio.
    An Episcopal Congregation was first established in Hamilton in 1823 as part of a missionary movement under Bishop Philander Chase who later became the founder of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The present building was . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--22:18: The Glawe School
  • near Rogers City, Michigan.
    The Glawe (Glove) School was established in the 1880’s. It was built on Ocqueoc Road in Ocqueoc Township. On land that was donated by Christian Glawe. The school was in continuous use until 1960. After that it was used for . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--22:21: Sears and Roebuck
  • West Point, Kentucky.
    This home, built in 1899, was purchased pre-cut from a Sears and Roebuck catalog. A local carpenter assembled it. It was known as the "Three-I" pattern due to its popularity in the states of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.

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

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    Schellsburg, Pennsylvania.
    In the early days of the automobile, owning a car was considered a novelty. It was also considered a major expense. People had to buy cars outright in cash. As a result it was not surprising that owners wanted to protect . . .

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

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  • 08/24/18--22:26: Old Mission San Gabriel
  • Montebello, California.
    This tablet was erected by Walter P. Temple and blessed by Right-Reverend John J. Cantwell, Bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles, July 31, 1921, to commemorate the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel, on this ground, at . . .

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

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