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  • 09/20/18--19:34: Frontier Justice
  • near Dixon, Kentucky.
    Big Harp's head displayed here as warning to outlaws, about 1800. Mother and child murdered in cabin west of Dixon by Big (Micajah) and Little (Wiley) Harp, who were then pursued to Muhlenberg County where Big Harp was shot. . . .

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

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  • 09/20/18--20:17: Baseball Great
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) began his professional baseball career while a lieutenant at Camp Breckinridge, 1944. The next year Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, signed the four-sport letterman from UCLA for . . .

    (African Americans • Notable Persons • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/18--20:39: Camp Breckinridge
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    Army post built in 1942, on 36,000 acres, at a cost of $39,000,000. Named for John C. Breckinridge, US Vice President, 1856-60, and Confederate Secretary of War, 1865. Created as infantry training center for up to 40,000 . . .

    (War, Korean • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/18--21:11: Nally Spa
  • near Morganfield, Kentucky.
    Four miles south of here stood the old Chalybeate Springs Resort Hotel featuring Sulphur Water Springs and a fresh water spring on its grounds from 1850 to 1890. The fresh water spring was renamed "Nally Spa" in 1975 to . . .

    (Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/18--21:31: Richards Home Site
  • Boxville, Kentucky.
    Lewis Richards, born Va., 1754. Sergeant with Gen. George R. Clark when he built first blockhouse at site of present Cincinnati. Went on, in attempt to save Kentuckians captured by English and Indians, 1779. Unable to . . .

    (Notable Persons • Notable Places • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/21/18--07:35: Abbé Adrien E. Rouquette
  • Lacombe, Louisiana.
    English side Abbé Rouquette (1813-1887), poet and priest, lived as missionary among Choctaw Indians in region of Bayou Lacombe from 1859 till his death. The Choctaw called him "Chata Ima," meaning "Like a Choctaw." French . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/21/18--08:23: The Battle of Blandford
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Battle of Blandford: defences against a German invasion in World War II “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/21/18--08:23: Blandford Forum War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    ( left panel ) To Commemorate the Self-Sacrifice of Those Whose Names Are Inscribed Hereon Who Gave Their Lives for Their Country in The Great War 1914 - 1918 Alexander C.B. · Andrews J.J. · Arnold G. · Arscott B.J. · . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:24: 1731 Fire
  • , United Kingdom.
    In Remembrance of God’s dreadful Vifitation by Fire which Broke out the 4th June 1731, and in few Hours reduced, not only the Church and almoft this whole Town to Afhes wherein 14 Inhabitants perifhed, but also two adjacent . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:24: Jack Counter VC
  • , United Kingdom.
    Jack Counter VC Born and died in Blandford Forum 3rd November 1898 — 16th September 1970 16h April 2018 marks the centenary of the actions carried out by Private Jack Thomas Counter of the King's Liverpool Regiment near . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:24: The Bastards’ House
  • , United Kingdom.
    Blandford Civic Society The Bastards’ House Rebuilt by John And William Bastard in 1732 for their occupation.

    (Architecture) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/21/18--08:24: Centurion Mark 12
  • , United Kingdom.
    Centurion Mark 12 Hull with Fv4005 Turret This British vehicle is a Centurion tank hull fitted with a 183mm L4 gun - the biggest direct fire gun ever mounted on a tank. It was built after the Second World War to counter the . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:25: M4A1 Medium Tank Grizzly
  • , United Kingdom.
    M4A1 Medium Tank, Grizzly Mark I During the Second World War the Canadians built the M4A1 Sherman named 'Grizzly.' It had a few modifications including a Canadian Dry Pin Track (if you look at the tracks there is no rubber . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    In Memory of Those Serving in the Household Cavalry Armoured Corps Who Have Died on Operations Since 1945 Take these men as your example. Like them remember That prosperity can only be for the free, Who alone have the . . .

    (Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    This exhibit is a fibreglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment's Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:25: The Lawrence of Arabia Trail
  • , United Kingdom.
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; born 16 August 1888, Tremadoc, North Wales - died 19 May 1935, Bovington Camp, Dorset. Known to his mother as Ned but to the rest of the world as Lawrence of Arabia. The Tank Museum contains a display . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    The Challenger I design was originally planned for the Imperial Iranian Army and was due to be named the Shir (Lion) I. With the fall of the Shah (King) in 1979, the vehicle was renamed Challenger and adopted by the British . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:26: Tank Infantry Mark IV
  • , United Kingdom.
    This tank had been restored to the appearance of a Mark I Churchill, belonging to the 14th Canadian Tank Regiment. The Mark I was armed with a 2-pounder high velocity anti-tank gun in the turret and a 3 inch howitzer in the . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier, Mark 5 The Alvis FV603 Saracen was an armoured personnel carrier and part of the FV600 series of vehicles. It first appeared in 1952 and saw action during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--08:44: 337 West Main
  • Hamilton, Montana.
    With material and manpower redirected to winning the fight against fascism, commercial and domestic construction practically ceased during World War II. After the war, pent up demand led to a mini construction boom. With . . .

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

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