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    Los Angeles, California.
    The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Los Angeles (1854), first charitable organization in the city, acquired this site from the city council by deed of April 9, 1855. This purchase of a sacred burial ground represented the first . . .

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

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  • 09/02/18--11:21: 1910 Fire
  • near Mullan, Idaho.
    More than 3,000,000 acres of timber in this area burned during an exceptionally dry summer in 1910. A gigantic fire storm on August 20 did unprecedented damage. Skies in Montreal and London were blackened by its smoke, which . . .

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

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  • 09/02/18--11:23: Bridle-Arrest "Horns"
  • San Diego, California.
    Until the 1980's, carriers launched aircraft with a wire cable, or bridle, which pulled the aircraft down the catapult track. At the end of the track the aircraft detached from the bridle as it flew off the bow. After the . . .

    (Military • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--11:25: Applegate Trail Pioneers
  • Phoenix, Oregon.
    In Honor of the Following Pioneers who in the Year 1846 Blazed the First Trail Through the Wilderness of Southern Oregon and the Rogue River Valley Lindsay Applegate — Robert Smith — John Jones Jesse Applegate — Moses Harris . . .

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

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  • 09/02/18--11:38: Murray Gold Fields
  • near Mullan, Idaho.
    After prospecting north of here from 1878 to 1882, A.J. Prichard showed a few fortune hunters where to find gold. More than a year later, a horde of miners rushed there to start Eagle City. A permanent camp followed at . . .

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

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    Babylon, New York.
    This is the site of the birth of the American wireless. A pioneer station here in 1901 first talked with ships at sea. Guglielmo Marconi

    (Communications • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--11:53: Welcome to Silver Valley
  • Mullan, Idaho.
    More than 1.2 billion ounces of silver have been mined in Idaho's Silver Valley the once hundreds of mines were actively worked. Today there are just a few active operations remaining. Below you is the impoundment that . . .

    (Environment • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--12:06: Lindenhurst War Memorial
  • Lindenhurst, New York.
    In honor and memory of these men who gave their lives in mortal combat with enemies of our country Edward J. Krotz, Jr. Normandy Michael E. Davis Plei Me Thomas Poldino Dau Tieng

    (War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--12:09: Frisco Mill
  • Burke, Idaho.
    During a gun war that broke out between company and union miners here, several boxes of dynamite were exploded shattering a four-story mill, July 11 1892 Overwhelmed by union miners, company managers surrendered. Six . . .

    (Labor Unions • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--12:34: Burke
  • Burke, Idaho.
    Lead-silver discoveries in 1884 attracted a railroad to Burke by 1887. Hundreds of miners lived there in a canyon so narrow that they scarcely had room for streets. So in 1888, S.S. Glidden's Tiger Hotel had to be built . . .

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

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  • 09/02/18--13:57: World’s Greatest Mine Fire
  • near New Straitsville, Ohio.
    During the 9-month Hocking Valley Coal Strike beginning in June 1884, tensions between the Columbus & Hocking Coal and Iron Company and striking miners led to violence and destruction. Starting October 11, 1884, unknown men . . .

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--16:12: Blake's Opera House
  • Grand Ledge, Michigan.
    Constructed in 1884 as a roller skating rink, this building was purchased by Peter Blake and opened as Blake's Opera House in 1886. Here, audiences enjoyed talent shows, vaudeville, silent movies and athletic contests. . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--16:29: Birthplace of Ambrose Bierce
  • near Reedsville, Ohio.
    An influential American journalist of the late nineteenth century, Ambrose Bierce (1842 c. 1914) was born in Meigs County and reared in Kosciusko County, Indiana. He fought in the Union Army during the Civil War, a formative . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--16:47: Shane Jewelry Company
  • Grand Ledge, Michigan.
    This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Shane Jewelry Company founded in 1883 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--17:14: Morgan’s Raid Route
  • near Long Bottom, Ohio.
    General John Hunt Morgan led 2,00O Confederate cavalrymen into Meigs County on July 18, 1863, during a 45-day raid north of the Ohio River. In pursuit, Union forces under Gen. James M. Shackelford and Col. Frank L. Wolford . . .

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

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    Wallace, Idaho.
    Stepping into History Nestled in a narrow mountainous valley with a booming population, Wallace had little place to grow except onto the hillside. The steepness of the south hill prevent roads from being constructed in a . . .

    (Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--17:34: George Geddes Farm
  • Camillus, New York.
    George Geddes Farm Chosen best in state in 1846. Frederick Law Olmsted; designer of Central Park, apprenticed here that year. Stone barn remains.

    (Agriculture) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--20:32: Dam No. 5
  • Clear Spring, Maryland.
    From December 17 to 20, 1861, Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson attempted to halt traffic on the canal by diverting the river around the Virginia abutment of Dam No. 5. Damage was slight and repairs were effected within two days.

    (Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Newport, Vermont.
    The Memphremagog Hose Company, organized in 1885, was the first fire station of the Newport Village Fire Department. Two separate fire departments, the Memphremagog Hose Company (which included the former Batesville Company) . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/18--20:41: "In Tribute to Chiura Obata"
  • Berkeley, California.
    Always go with nature, anywhere, in any circumstance, with gratitude. The renowned and highly respected Japanese American artist Chiura Obata was a popular member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Asian Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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