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  • 09/30/18--10:47: Granite Pass
  • near Oakley, Idaho.
    One day west of the City of Rocks: Never saw such dust! In some places it was actually to the top of the forewheels! Fine white dust; more like flour. Our men were a perfect fright, being literally covered. -- Emigrant . . .

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

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    near Oakley, Idaho.
    "The moon just rising above the mountains, throwing mild light over the valley & opposite mountain, formed a beautiful scene of prairie mountain life." -- Hugh Brown Heiskell, Sep 3, 1849 Guidebook Available Trails West . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--11:21: Minidoka Dam
  • near Acequia, Idaho.
    An important pioneer federal reclamation dam and power plant provides water and electricity for farms and cities nearby. Constructed 5 miles east of here between 1904 and 1906 at a cost of $675,000, Minidoka Dam diverts . . .

    (Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--11:43: Cawker City
  • Cawker City, Kansas.
    History Cawker City was founded in 1870 by four men, who played a poker game to see who the town would be named after. The winner, Colonel E. H. Cawker, built the first house in town. The town was incorporated on March 20, . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--11:49: Cassia County Courthouse
  • Albion, Idaho.
    The year was 1885 when Cassia County purchased an unfinished hovel for its first courthouse. Idaho was still a territory - a place where disagreements were at times decided by the business end of a gun. Sparked by disputes . . .

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

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  • 09/30/18--11:55: The Cairo
  • Washington, District of Columbia.
    The Cairo apartment house, built in 1894, was (and remains) the tallest privately owned building in Washington. At 156 feet, it towered over its neighbors, prompting laws limiting building heights. Local architect Thomas . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--12:00: Kentucky's State Mound
  • Frankfort, Kentucky.
    In 1847 the Kentucky Legislature appointed a committee to select an appropriate location for a military cemetery and burial place for distinguished Kentuckians. The Frankfort Cemetery was found to be “remarkable for its . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Blunt, South Dakota.
    Historically that meridian is significant. For two generations the Insurance Companies and other world-wide lending agencies would not, as a matter of agreed policy, lend a shiny dime west of this line. There reason was that . . .

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

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    Miller, South Dakota.
    Harlan J. Bushfield, born August 6, 1882 in Atlantic, Iowa, came to Miller in 1883. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1904 and returned to Miller to practice law. In 1912, Bushfield married Vera . . .

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

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  • 09/30/18--12:18: The Jewish Temple
  • Alexandria, Louisiana.
    Gemiluth Chassodim Synagogue was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 2014 as a notable example of the post-war architectural style known as Mid-Century Modern. It was designed by a member of . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near American Falls, Idaho.
    (There are five historical panels in this kiosk:) Idaho's Emigrant Trail Westward-bound emigrants entered Idaho after crossing Thomas Fork Valley. They soon encountered the climb and descent of Big Hill, witnessed . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Natural Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 10 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--15:14: Hurricane Agnes
  • Richmond, Virginia.
    The red line below marks the highest known flood level at this location. On June 20, 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought torrential rainfall to the Richmond region, with the flood crest occurring on June 23. Al this spot, flood . . .

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

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  • 09/30/18--15:22: York's Georgia Battery.
  • near Chickamauga, Georgia.
    York's Georgia Battery. Two 6-PDR., Two 12-PDR. Howitzers. Johnson’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps. Sept. 20, 1863. 1st Lieut. William S. Everett, Commanding. 2nd Lieut. Francis M. Blout. 2nd Lieut. W.R. . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--15:24: Crittenden Lyon
  • Eddyville, Kentucky.
    Lyon was the son of Matthew Lyon. He represented Caldwell County in the Kentucky House of Representatives during 1822-24 when Lyon County was still a part of that county. As a Jacksonian he was elected to the U.S. House of . . .

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

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    near Chickamauga, Georgia.
    Johnson's Division - Hood’s Corps Brig. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson Sept. 20th, 1863, 2 P.M. Johnson’s Brigade – Col. John S. Fulton Gregg’s Brigade – Col. Cyrus A. Sugg McNair’s Brigade – Brig. Gen. Evander McNair Col. David . . .

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

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    San Antonio, Texas.
    Legend states that in 1836 Lt. Col. William Barret Travis unsheathed his sword and drew a line on this ground before his battle-weary men stating: “Those prepared to give their lives in Freedom’s cause, come over to me!”

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near American Falls, Idaho.
    (There are five historical panels in this kiosk:) Idaho's Emigrant Trails Westward-bound emigrants entered Idaho after crossing Thomas Fork Valley. They soon encountered the climb and descent of Big Hill, witnessed . . .

    (Landmarks • Natural Features • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/18--16:35: Andrew Jackson Smith
  • Eddyville, Kentucky.
    Born in Lyon County Kentucky, Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith (1843-1932) served as a member of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary valor in . . .

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

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  • 09/30/18--17:38: World War Memorial
  • Parryville, Pennsylvania.
    This memorial erected and dedicated in honor of the Boys of Parryville who served in the World War. ————————— Russel Smith • Raymond McClellan? Gerald Eshleman • Raymond Smith Burton Noll • Fred Peters Herbert Knappenberger . . .

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

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  • 09/30/18--17:49: Camp Claiborne, LA
  • Forest Hill, Louisiana.
    Here at Camp Claiborne the 82nd Infantry Division, "All American" of WWI fame was reactivated on March 25, 1942, under the command of Major General Omar Bradley. On June 26, 1942, Major General Bradley was reassigned to Camp . . .

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

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