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  • 10/03/18--13:11: A New Light on the Horizon
  • East Tawas, Michigan.
    Ottawa Point (now called Tawas Point) presents a hazard to navigation as it juts out into Lake Huron. It also shelters Tawas Bay, protecting ships from strong north or northeast winds. In 1850, The Federal government set . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--13:14: Preserving the Light
  • East Tawas, Michigan.
    The New Light Keepers The State of Michigan acquired Tawas Point Light from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002. The light will be managed by the Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division, and interpreted by . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/03/18--13:18: Pony Express Station
  • Murray, Utah.
    The pony express epoch began simultaneously April 3, 1860 with riders starting at St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. It was a 1966 mile journey and reduced the time of transmitting news across the country . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--13:29: Murray Smelting
  • Murray, Utah.
    Gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc were found at Alta, Park City, and Tintic in the years 1864 to 1869. Since no smelting was done in the state or the surrounding area, smelters had to be built. Billy Morgan built the first . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--14:17: George Rogers Clark
  • Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
    From the Kanawha’s mouth in May, 1778, George Rogers Clark set out to attack the British at Vicennes and Kaskaskia. The conquest of the Northwest by his little army of 175 men is ranked among the greatest exploits of all history

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

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  • 10/03/18--15:06: Silver Bridge Collapse
  • Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
    Constructed in 1928, connected Point Pleasant and Kanauga, OH. Name credited to aluminum-colored paint used. First eye-bar suspension bridge of its type in the U.S. Rush hour collapse on 15 December 1967, resulted in 31 . . .

    (20th Century • Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/03/18--16:16: The Landscape
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Landscape From the top of this high tower it is easy to see why the Normans built their castle here at Launceston. Not only does the castle dominate the surrounding countryside but it also controlled the main road into . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--16:16: The Gate
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Gate There was a strongly defended gate here in the 13th century. The slot for the portcullis and the deep socket for the stout timber beams which secured the door can be seen in the wall behind you. To your right, steps . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--16:17: The Earl’s Chamber
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Earl's Chamber You are standing in the lobby which led into the Earl's chamber in front of you. Behind you another door led out onto the flat roof which, in the 13th century, covered the space between the high tower and . . .

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

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    , Mexico.
    . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--17:46: La Capellina
  • , Mexico.
    . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--18:28: Dunmore’s Camp
  • Waverly, West Virginia.
    Lord Dunmore’s army train camped here in 1774 on the way to Indian country. The route followed the old trail crossing the Ohio at the mouth of Hocking River. Here in 1791 Indians killed Nicholas Carpenter and party.

    (Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/03/18--18:45: Parkersburg High School
  • Parkersburg, West Virginia.
    Founded in 1867, Parkersburg High’s current Tudor structure is a Frank Packard design built in 1917. PHS was the state’s largest high school until 1940 and served all of the city until 1967, when a second high school opened . . .

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

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    Parkersburg, West Virginia.
    With the end of the Civil War, the opening of West Virginia’s oil and gas industry, the quickened pace of roads, railroads and rivers, and the influx of industry, the city’s population grew. The area just north of town which . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Allentown, Pennsylvania.
    Constructed in 1924 as the Zollinger-Harned Department Store, this building is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It was acquired and renovated by Sovereign Realty 1983-III, Ltd. Developer: Sovereign . . .

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

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    Allentown, Pennsylvania.
    In commemoration of the saving of the Liberty Bell from the British, September 1777 Erected to the memory of John Jacob Mickley Commissary of Issues, and member of the General Committee from Whitehall Township Northampton . . .

    (Communications • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/03/18--20:44: Peter G. Van Winkle
  • Parkersburg, West Virginia.
    Born in New York, 1808, he moved to Wood County in 1835 and practiced law. Was officer of Northwestern Virginia Railroad and delegate to Virginia constitutional convention, 1850-51. Delegate to Wheeling and constitutional . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--21:58: Louis Pio
  • , Denmark.
    Aftenen før slaget på fælleden 5. maj 1872 talte Louis Pio, grundlæggeren af den dankse arbejderbevægelse, fra 2. sal i dette hus til menneskemængden i Lille Kirkstræde - (English translation:) On May 5, 1872, on the . . .

    (Civil Rights • Labor Unions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/03/18--22:29: Ludvig Holberg
  • , Denmark.
    havde her sin embedsbolig som professor ved universitetet fra den 21 de iuni 1740 indtil sin dødsdag den 28 de ianuar 1754 - (English translation:) Ludvig Holberg had his office here as a professor at the University, from . . .

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

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  • 10/03/18--23:05: Julius Reichsgraf Von Soden
  • , Germany.
    Gruendete hier 1804 das erste Wuerzburger Theater - (English translation:) Founded the first theater in Wuerzburg here in 1804

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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