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  • 08/26/18--19:49: The Fletcher Coal Piers
  • Alpena, Michigan.
    In November of 1856, George N. Fletcher assisted a survey crew in laying the footprint for the city of Alpena. Appreciative of the area's dense forest and the Thunder Bay River's ability to help transport raw materials, . . .

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

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    West Point, Kentucky.
    Lewis and Clark in Kentucky One of the "Nine Young Men From Ky." that accompanied Lewis and Clark on 1803-6 expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Shields was born in Va. and moved to Ky. in the 1790s. By 1803 he was married and . . .

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

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  • 08/27/18--07:32: The Bunkhouse
  • near Rogers City, Michigan.
    This structure was the first to be built in 1896. It was used to house the laborers that erected the lighthouse. After the house was complete, it was used by the workers that were contracted to do maintenance work such as . . .

    (Disasters • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/27/18--07:35: A Slave Plantation
  • Saint Louis, Missouri.
    In 1843, Ulysses S. Grant first visited White Haven as a young second lieutenant. In the decades after that first visit, Grant, White Haven, and the country underwent vast changes in response to the turbulent issues that . . .

    (Antebellum South, US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wesson, Mississippi.
    On December 9, 1914, the Trustees of Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School had its first meeting and opened its doors to students on September 6, 1915. This building was one of the first buildings constructed on a . . .

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

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    Saint Louis, Missouri.
    (left panel) A Community within a Community Surrounding this slave plantation in the 1850s were other large properties that were also dependent on slave labor. Interwoven with these were smaller tracts of land where family . . .

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

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  • 08/27/18--07:52: Old Wesson Public School
  • Wesson, Mississippi.
    According to its cornerstone, this structure was "ereted 1889; destroyed by fire 1890; rebuilt 1893." Built in the Romanesque style of Wesson's Miss. Mills, it is now the Oswalt Youth & Com. Center.

    (Architecture • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/27/18--07:53: Robert E. Lee
  • Franklin, Ohio.
    Erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends in loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the Dixie Highway “the shaft memorial and highway straight at test his worth – he cometh . . .

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

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  • 08/27/18--07:56: A "Key" from the past...
  • Eureka, Missouri.
    This neon sign once helped bring weary travelers in for a bite to eat and some coffee at the Keys Café, formerly located in Franklin County, MO, on Historic Route 66 by the Twin Bridges. The sign has a distinctive "key" . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    Changes at White Haven (left panel) The end of the war brought many changes to the White Haven estate. The previously enslaved African Americans were free and appear to have left the area. Labor was now provided by German . . .

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

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    Saint Louis, Missouri.
    (left panel) A Place Called Home The Dent and Grant families spent many enjoyable years on this plantation while their children were growing up. While a few of the enslaved people lived in the house, most were housed in log . . .

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

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    Providence, Rhode Island.
    This memorial plaque is presented by the American Baptist Churches USA to First Baptist Church in America Providence, Rhode Island On the Occasion of its 375th Anniversary 1638 - 2013 Who from its founding by Roger . . .

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

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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    Working Plantation (left panel) White Haven was typical of slave plantations in the area during the mid-1800s. As times changed, so did the operation of the farm in terms of labor, equipment and methods. Prior to the Civil . . .

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

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    Saint Louis, Missouri.
    (left panel) Grant’s Departure After the Presidency and a world tour, Ulysses and Julia Grant settled in New York to be closer to their children and grandchildren. While the romance of one day returning to White Haven . . .

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

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  • 08/27/18--08:09: Woodsdale
  • Woodsdale, Ohio.
    This hamlet, located one mile southwest from here, was never platted, but was named after William Woods, president of the three-story brick Woodsdale paper mill constructed in 1867. Flanking the mill were the company office . . .

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

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    Saint Louis, Missouri.
    (left panel) Outbuildings Operating an 850-acre slave plantation required numerous outbuildings. Col. Frederick Dent's enslaved African-Americans labored in these outbuildings and kept the farm self-sufficient prior to the . . .

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

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  • 08/27/18--08:18: Gist Settlement
  • near New Vienna, Ohio.
    Side A Through the terms of his will, British absentee landowner Samuel Gist (c.1723-1815) freed his 350 Virginia slaves and provided funds for their relocation, the purchase of land and homes, and the establishment of . . .

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

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    Farmington, Missouri.
    . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Greenfield, Ohio.
    Side A The factory of the C. R. Patterson & Sons Company once stood near here at 138 N. Washington Street. Established in the mid-nineteenth century by the black businessman Charles Richard (C. R.) Patterson and his white . . .

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

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  • 08/27/18--08:26: "Oh, It's You, Welcome!"
  • Friendship Heights, Maryland.
    The name McAuliffe on the officer''s badge honors a prominent former resident of the Village, Colonel James S. McAuliffe, Sr., who served as Montgomery County Chief of Police for 16 vears and was a police officer for 42 . . .

    (Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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