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  • 09/04/18--09:42: Maxwell Street
  • Chicago, Illinois.
    Side One By the 1930s, the market was thriving, attracting 50,000 people on a typical Sunday. Depression-Chicagoans were in dire need of low-priced food clothing, and other everyday household goods. Maxwell Street provided . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--09:46: Miami and Erie Canal
  • Troy, Ohio.
    Construction of the Miami Extension of the Miami and Erie Canal, which included Troy, began around 1834. Lock 12 was built in 1836. General William Henry Harrison and other dignitaries officially opened the Troy section on . . .

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

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    Jacksonville, Oregon.
    Gold was first discovered on this portion of Jackson Creek in 1851. Mining continued at this site surrounding the Jacksonville Library for many years. During the 1930s, the decade of the Great Depression, Southern Oregon was . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:00: H.M.S. Trafalgar
  • , United Kingdom.
    Built as a First Rate of 120 guns at Woolwich and completed in 1841, 2694 tons. Took part in the bombardment of Sebastopol in 1854, being towed to her position in line by the Retribution (paddle). Converted to a two deck . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:00: No. 1 Dock
  • , United Kingdom.
    HMS M.33’s permanent home is No. 1 Dock, part of the complex of six docks surrounding the Great Ship Basin, one of the great legacies from the golden age of sail. The Great Basin and the ‘Great Stone Dock’ (now No. 5 Dock) . . .

    (War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/18--11:01: HMS M.33’s People
  • , United Kingdom.
    In June 1915, five officers and 67 men squeezed into HMS M.33’s tiny hull. Most stayed away from home for 3 ½ years. They were of all ages, and were mostly reservists returning for the war, or volunteers. None had been . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:01: A Unique Survivor
  • , United Kingdom.
    In the dry dock below is HMS M.33, a coastal bombardment ‘monitor’. Although she seems small and insignificant, she is a unique survivor, one of only three Royal Navy warships from the First World War, and the only ship left . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:01: Heavy Weather
  • , United Kingdom.
    HMS M.33’s low hull and flat bottom made her ideal for bombarding the shore, as well as making her a small target. However, when combined with her lack of a keel these features made her very difficult to navigate at sea. She . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:02: Conservation in Action
  • , United Kingdom.
    HMS M.33 stayed in service for almost 70 years and went through many changes. Therefore, the team working on her faced hard choices: which parts of the ship to restore and which to leave alone? Should anything original ever . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:02: A Long Life
  • , United Kingdom.
    After Gallipoli, HMS M.33 supported Allied forces against the Bulgarians at Salonika in 1916. She remained in the Aegean for the rest of the war, a ‘lucky ship’ with no casualties from enemy action, although her sister M.30 . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:02: Ship Shape
  • , United Kingdom.
    You are standing by HMS M.33’s port side. Her distinctive ‘dazzle’ paint scheme was introduced in 1918, to break up her outline, making it harder for submarines to target her. To your left is the bow (front of the ship) and . . .

    (War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jerome, Arizona.
    Fossil Creek and its springs provided an ideal power source for a hydroelectric power plant. The springs gushed a constant water flow of over one million gallons an hour, and the terrain of the creek allowed for a drop of . . .

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

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    Jacksonville, Oregon.
    Imagine a town hit by a citywide chair shortage. According to at least one pioneer of 1852 this happened in early day Jacksonville. Word of situation must have reached Yreka, California, where carpenter and builder David . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--11:13: Rocket Shovel and Dragline
  • Jerome, Arizona.
    This piece of equipment was the first successful mining device to replace human labor in removing the rubble from underground hard rock-blasting. The Model 12B, which weighs 4,200 pounds and requires 60 to 125 . . .

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

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    Jacksonville, Oregon.
    Peter Britt was an extraordinary man of vision and accomplishment. His curiosity, motivation and experimental nature, matched with a keen business sense, allowed him to merge broad-ranging interests into a wide assortment of . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--14:29: U.S. Army General Hospital
  • Gallipolis, Ohio.
    At this location, during the American Civil War (1861-1865), a U.S Army General Hospital was constructed on 29 acres of land over looking Camp Carrington, a site used to recruit and train soldiers for the Union Army. Built . . .

    (Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/18--15:07: Whitfield, Bradley & Co.
  • Clarksville, Tennessee.
    When the war began, the South had few ironworks capable of producing cannons. Confederate Chief of Ordnance Josiah Gorgas noted that "we were not making a gun, a pistol nor a sabre, no shot nor shell." Soon, however, . . .

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

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  • 09/04/18--17:54: Dog Hill
  • Clarksville, Tennessee.
    The Spur Line Park was conceived to preserve and enhance a portion of a historic area within the city and interpret its unique connection with rail and water transportation. The development of railroad and river commerce was . . .

    (Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Eastpointe, Michigan.
    This school served children in Erin and Warren Townships from 1872 to 1921. Beginning in 1838, German farmer Christian Gerlach held classes in his home. During the 1840s a log building served as a classroom. In 1850 a red . . .

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

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    Clarksville, Tennessee.
    First settler of Clarksville Tenn. and his four sons three of whom were killed in 1792 and one in 1794 by the Indians and to other pioneers of this county who lost their lives in this manner.

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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