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  • 08/25/18--11:55: John G. Bell
  • Orangeburg, New York.
    Noted naturalist-taxidermist John Graham Bell (1812-89) and his wife, Ann Briggs Bell (1820-94), lived here. Mr. Bell was a pioneer in taxidermy and friend and associate of leading naturalists and ornithologists of his day. . . .

    (Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    Native peoples lived in the Susquehanna Valley thousands of years before the arrival of John Harris Sr. In the 16th Century, the Susquehannocks, an Iroquoian speaking people, initially inhabited the northern waters of the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Paxton Boys and the End of the Resident Indians in the Lower Susquehanna Valley – 1763 By 1763 only one Indian settlement remained below Shamokin in Pennsylvania’s lower Susquehanna Valley. A small settlement of twenty . . .

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

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  • 08/25/18--12:24: Virginia Hall
  • Parkton, Maryland.
    Highly effective undercover agent during WWII. Declared by gestapo the most dangerous Allied spy. Grew up at Box Horn Farm nearby. Hunting accident forced partial amputation of leg, barring her from a career in the U.S. . . .

    (Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/18--12:33: A Shipbuilding Revolution
  • Alpena, Michigan.
    Shipbuilding forever changed with the transition from wooden hulls to those built of iron and steel. The first iron-hulled freighter on the Great Lakes, the Onoko, debuted in 1881. At 287 feet long, she was a giant of her . . .

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

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    Dauphin Island, Alabama.
    When British forces arrived at Mobile Bay to assault Fort Bowyer on Mobile Point, half of the British army under the command of Sir John Kean, who was recovering from wounds suffered during the defeat at New Orleans, was . . .

    (Military • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Decatur, Ohio.
    In honor of the boys of Byrd Township who served the American colors in the World War 1917- 1919 for liberty and humanity Earl H. Baird · E. Victor Bennett · Walter F. Bennett · + Frank Brooks · George B. Brown · Alonzo . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/18--15:18: Camp Knox
  • West Point, Kentucky.
    In World War I, Camp Knox (later Fort Knox), was located within the present city limits of West Point. Thousands of men trained here for battle, including Wendell Wilkie, later a presidential candidate. The camp was moved to . . .

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

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  • 08/25/18--15:40: U.S Bullion Depository
  • near West Point, Kentucky.
    In 1935, portions of property in Fort Knox military reservation were set aside for use as U.S. Bullion Depository. Constructed in 1936, it was placed under supervision of Dir. of the Mint, a U.S. Treasury official. First . . .

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

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  • 08/25/18--15:43: John Harris, Sr.
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    John Harris was born in Yorkshire County, England in 1673. A brewer by trade, he came to Philadelphia in 1694 and spent a few years in there working at removing stumps and building and clearing city streets. Harris became a . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Story as reported by Robert Harris, grandson of John Harris, Sr., in 1828. Around 1720, a band of Indians stopped at the Harris trading post requesting rum. John Harris refused to grant them. In anger, they tied Harris . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/18--15:49: Gay’s Lion Farm
  • El Monte, California.
    In celebration of Gay’s Lion Farm. From its start on July 1, 1925, until it closed in December of 1942, the roar of hundreds of lions could be heard throughout the valley, into the hills and beyond.

    (Animals • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Alpena, Michigan.
    Like other "canallers," the schooner E.B. Allen squeezed through the canals and locks of the Great Lakes. Crews tried to maximize the payload, and thus profits, using every inch of cargo space. The heavy traffic of thousands . . .

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

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    Alpena, Michigan.
    Launched in 1891, the Grecian symbolizes an era of unprecedented industrial growth and dramatic changes in technology. Newspapers heralded the steamer and her five sister ships as “fast steel flyers.” A marvel of efficiency . . .

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

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    Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
    Site of Revolutionary War Forge On this spot once stood a forge used by artillery artificers in the manufacturing of cannon and shot for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Carlisle Barracks, then known as . . .

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

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  • 08/25/18--15:59: Casa Adobe de San Rafael
  • Glendale, California.
    Built by Tomas and Maria Sanchez, 1865-1871. Restored by the City of Glendale, 1932. California Historical Landmark No. 235.

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/18--16:04: Harbor Tug Ralph
  • Alpena, Michigan.
    In 1874, the 60-foot wooden harbor tug E.H. Miller began a 45-year career operating out of Alpena, escorting vessels on the Thunder Bay River and assisting those in distress. The tug was not without her own share of mishaps. . . .

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

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  • 08/25/18--16:08: Center of Fort Phelps
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    Center of Fort Phelps (Negley) Southern Salient of Outer Line Begun by Confederates as Fort Cheatham 4 - 20 Pounders 8 - 10 Pounders 6 Napoleons

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/18--17:30: The Five Trails
  • D'Iberville, Mississippi.
    By 1812, Spain ceded dominion of our Coast to the U.S., adding to the Mississippi Territory. At the time most of north-shore Back Bay Biloxi was settled by three related (Swiss-French) Ladnier families and (Indian-French) ) . . .

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

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  • 08/25/18--17:30: The Quave Commercial Strip
  • D'Iberville, Mississippi.
    In 1834 Dominique Ladnier sold a strip of land adjacent to the Sanchez strip to Pierre Quave. The most practical location for a town on the Bay was at this strip, because of the Bay channel and its Proximity to the most . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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