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  • 09/21/18--08:56: Carnegie Library
  • Hamilton, Montana.
    Hamilton’s Ministerial Association opened the first free library in Ravalli County in April 1903 in a room donated by the Ravalli County Bank. Three months later, Hamilton voters levied a one mill tax to support the library, . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--09:12: First National Bank
  • Hamilton, Montana.
    “No year has favored the business section like 1910. And best of all, the buildings are of a better class than last year,” enthused the Ravalli Republic. Part of this boom, the First National Bank building replaced two . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--09:41: Horace Porter
  • Manhattan, New York.
    . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--10:00: Fred’k D. Grant
  • Manhattan, New York.
    In memoriam Fred’k D. Grant Eldest son of U. S. Grant Vicksburg 1863 - Virginia 1864 – 65 Major General U.S.A. - Minister to Austria Member Grant Monument Association 1908 – 1912

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

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  • 09/21/18--11:18: Trapper Peak
  • near Darby, Montana.
    (Two panels make up this marker.) At 10,157 feet in elevation, magnificent Trapper Peak rises higher than any other peak in the 200 mile-long Bitterroot Mountain Range that extends along the Idaho-Montana border from the . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--11:37: Ross' Hole
  • Sula, Montana.
    Alexander Ross, of the Hudson Bay Company, with 55 Indian and white trappers, 89 women and children and 392 horses, camped near here on March 12, 1824, enroute from Spokane House near present Spokane, Washington to the Snake . . .

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

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    Sula, Montana.
    (Three panels, presented left to right, make up this marker) While here at Ross' Hole, (Sula, Montana) on September 4th, 1805, William Clark wrote in his journal: "Those people recved us friendly, threw white robes over our . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--18:48: Forrest Reconnoitered
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, on reconnaissance and foraging mission toward the Ohio River Nov. 24 to Dec. 5, 1861, passed here with 300 cavalry on way to Caseyville. There he found large supply of hogs and took some . . .

    (Animals • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec.
    En 1862, on construit un phare sur l'îlet Bellechasse, situé dans l'anse de Berthier-sur-Mer, pour signaler la présence de cet amas rocheux et pour guider les marins. Ce phare domine le fleuve à 70 pieds (21 m) au niveau de . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--19:46: Union County, 1811
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    The 55th Kentucky county created, it was formed entirely out of Henderson County. "It was possibly so named because of the unanimity of its citizens for division of the old county." Morganfield made county seat. Named for . . .

    (Political Subdivisions • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/21/18--19:46: Lincoln Spoke Here
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    Abraham Lincoln's only political speech in his native state, here, 1840, at age 31. An elector from Illinois, he campaigned for Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. From Shawneetown, across river, Lincoln led . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--22:18: George Huston
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    A Harvard graduate and lawyer who specialized in land litigations, George Huston helped found city's first bank in 1869. He owned and enlarged this antebellum house from the early brick section where Dr. Brady, Huston's . . .

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

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  • 09/21/18--22:18: Earle C. Clements
  • Morganfield, Kentucky.
    This Union Countian became governor following service in WW I, then as sheriff, county clerk and judge, state senator. As governor, 1947-1950, Clements spurred massive industrialization effort as well as road and state parks . . .

    (Government • Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/22/18--09:55: Mountains on the Move
  • near Sula, Montana.
    The spectacular Bitterroot Mountains northwest of Sula expose granite rocks of the Idaho batholith, a major geologic feature that consists of a series of igneous intrusions that pushed their way toward the surface between . . .

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

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  • 09/22/18--10:04: The Great Clearing
  • Sula, Montana.
    “Our people were camped in a kind of prairie along the Bitterroot River, a few miles upstream from the Medicine Tree. The place is called Ross’ Hole now; the Indians then called it Kwtít Pupxm.” --Pierre Pichette, Salish . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/22/18--10:13: First Impressions
  • near Sula, Montana.
    Not a War Party On September 4th, 1805, T chliska-e-mee (Three Eagles) the father of Chief Victor and grandfather of Chief Charlo, left camp to scout the area, fearing there might be some Indian enemies around intending to . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/22/18--11:23: Survival
  • near Sula, Montana.
    A Customary and Proper Welcome The Salish people gave the strangers many gifts during their brief encounter here at the Great Clearing. They gave their guests roots, berries, animal furs, and vital information about the . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/22/18--11:31: Join the Voyage of Discovery
  • near Sula, Montana.
    Wherever you are in Montana, you stand in the pathway of Lewis and Clark. Their 1804-1806 expedition was a grand adventure: to investigate the people and resources of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase and to seek a . . .

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

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  • 09/22/18--11:43: The Town Pump
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Town Pump This Obelisk Was Erected A.D. 1784 On The Site Of The Cupola Or Ancient Market-House

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

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  • 09/22/18--11:43: Benjamin Ferrey Architect
  • , Unit.
    Benjamin Ferrey 1810-1880 Architect in Dorset 1847-48 Corn Exchange

    (Architecture) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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