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    Orange Beach, Alabama.
    The community of Orange Beach goes back to at least 1838, as evidenced by property deeds. As an incorporated city, it is quite young. Following Hurricane Frederic on September 12, 1979, with all its publicity, Orange Beach . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/18--13:03: Romar Beach
  • Orange Beach, Alabama.
    Romar Beach began as a large homestead property with three miles of beachfront spanning from Gulf State Park to Hwy 161 in Orange Beach. The original property now covers only 480 feet. It was a true homestead and the owners . . .

    (Notable Persons • Notable Places • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bon Secours, Alabama.
    The Charles Swift Family Charles Swift came to Alabama in 1880 and married Susan Roberts in 1885. He developed a successful lumber business, including a sawmill here on the Bon Secour River. The Swifts raised their eleven . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 2003 Designed for the convenience of students and the public, the Student & Administrative Services Center provides easy access to important campus services. First-time visitors typically begin their tours of . . .

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

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  • 08/26/18--15:00: Main Entrance
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 1999 Most visitors enter the sprawling, 120-plus acre campus through the main entrance, which is marked by pillars, banners, creative landscaping, water features, and a commemorative brick walkway. Two of . . .

    (Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/18--15:14: Perdido Vineyards
  • Perdido, Alabama.
    "Alabama's First Farm Winery Since Prohibition" A 50 acre Muscadine Grape Vineyard was established at this site in 1972 to produce grapes for Bartels Winery of Pensacola, Florida. In 1979, legislation sponsored by Rep. John . . .

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

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  • 08/26/18--15:46: Sea Coast Mortar
  • near Stockton, Alabama.
    Weight: 17,200 pounds Bore: 13 inches Maximum Range: 4,325 yards (almost 2.5 miles) Cast in Ft. Pitt, PA in 1862 Largest piece of artillery used in the Civil War, It was used for sea coast fortifications or on mortar boats . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/18--15:58: Remembrance Garden
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 2006 An area of respite, reflection, and remembrance, the Remembrance Garden is located near the site of a former campus and community landmark. For many years, the administrative headquarters of . . .

    (Education • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/18--16:48: Dow Finsterwald Day
  • near Athens, Ohio.
    Golfing greats Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus first met on the golf course at the Athens Country Club in Athens, Ohio. The event was a celebration for native son Dow Finsterwald, winner of the 1958 PGA Championship. Due to . . .

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

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  • 08/26/18--17:07: DeJean House
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi.
    Built in 1906 by Ambrose Linder for Valsin Pierre DeJean and his new wife, May Mundy, the DeJean house is one of the few remaining Queen Anne cottages in Pascagoula. The home features the original cast iron fence and many . . .

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

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    Pascagoula, Mississippi.
    The Orange Avenue Historic District includes nineteen architecturally significant structures on Orange and Live Oak Avenues and Frederic and Magnolia Streets. Five of the homes in the area are independently listed in the . . .

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

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  • 08/26/18--17:08: Dr. Joseph A. Tabor House
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi.
    Built in 1905 by Dr. Joseph A. Tabor, this home is Pascagoula's finest example of a Dutch Colonial Revival Residence, a rare architectural style in South Mississippi. Dr. Tabor was born in Chicago in 1870 and relocated to . . .

    (Science & Medicine • War, Spanish-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/18--17:08: Captain H.H. Colle House
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi.
    The Captain H.H. Colle House is a center-hall style cottage. It dates from 1880 making it one of the oldest surviving structures from old Scranton (Pascagoula). Typical of home construction of this time period, the walls are . . .

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

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    Providence, Rhode Island.
    (back) The Spring of clear cold water located thirty feet west of this point led Roger Williams to found Providence here in the year 1636 from which center has developed in four directions

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

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  • 08/26/18--19:32: New Sight School
  • New Sight, Mississippi.
    In 1921 the Confederate Grove, Garner, Clear Branch, and Mt. Zion community schools consolidated to create the Now Sight School, once located on this site. Established under the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917, designed to promote . . .

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

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  • 08/26/18--19:43: Site of Roger Williams House
  • Providence, Rhode Island.
    A few rods east of this spot stood the House of Roger Williams Founder of Providence 1636

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

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  • 08/26/18--19:44: Research Vessels
  • Alpena, Michigan.
    For centuries explorers and scientists have researched the Great Lakes. As a vital transportation link to the Midwest and one of the largest sources of fresh water on the planet. Such important resources warranted . . .

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

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    Chattanooga, Georgia.
    Southeast Angle of Fort Phelps (Negley) Begun By Confederates As Fort Cheatham

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

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  • 08/26/18--19:47: Bigger, Stronger, Faster
  • Alpena, Michigan.
    At the time of the U.S. Civil War, thousands of sailing ships worked the Great Lakes. Despite their impressive numbers, these sailing vessels struggled hardly able to keep pace with the enormous demands for bulk cargos . . .

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

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  • 08/26/18--19:48: Holy Ghost Catholic School
  • Marksville, Louisiana.
    Founded by Rev. Fr. Nicholas Juderman as a school for Black Catholic children. Land donated by Daughters of the Cross. Funding obtained from Mother Katherine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Opened in . . .

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

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