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    West Nyack, New York.
    Pre-eminent Rockland County historian George H. Budke Jr. (1868-1948) grew up in this farmhouse. Situated on land originally owned by the Vanderbilt family, the house was expanded on multiple occasions and now largely . . .

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

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    Takoma, District of Columbia.
    Custom software, LED light bulbs, and existing light posts. This year marks the centennial of the first armed forces personnel qualifying for a Purple Heart. Over the last century 1.9 million Americans have been awarded a . . .

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

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  • 10/22/18--22:59: Floods at Great Falls
  • McLean, Virginia.
    The high-water marks seem hard to believe, but powerful Potomac River waters sometimes cover this area. How can that happen? High water occurs at least once a year when all the rocks in the falls are covered. Floods occur . . .

    (Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/22/18--23:03: Berlin Wall Segments
  • Los Angeles, California.
    The Wall Along Wilshire features ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Germany. The Wall Along Wilshire was assembled in 2009 as . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Austinville, Virginia.
    An important source of ammunition for the Revolutionary War and of The Courthouse of Fincastle County 1772-1776 Here on January 20 1775, The Committee of Safety of Fincastle County adopted resolutions boldly declaring their . . .

    (Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--06:29: Motley Lights
  • Milford, Michigan.
    Dedicated — July 16, 2010 Thomas Samuel Motley, a lifelong resident of Milford and a fixture on Main Street for more than 55 years, was well known for his big smile, firm handshake, good jokes and civic pride. Tom began his . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--08:01: Puckett Cabin
  • near Hillsville, Virginia.
    Born in 1837, “Aunt” Orelena Hawks Puckett lived here during the latter of her 102 years. She was often heard to say, “The forest was green when I was a-born and I'm green yet.” A bride at 16, Puckett and her husband first . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    El Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México. Edificio Art Noveau en el que estuvo El Centro Mercantil. Conserva su candiles originales, elevadores y el gran vitral Tiffany, uno de los más grandes del mundo. English translation: The . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--19:29: The Constitution of Cádiz
  • , Mexico.
    1812 Al jurar la Constitución de Cádiz, primera en reconocer derechos y establecer garantías para los habitantes de México, esta plaza recibió el nombre de Plaza de la Constitución 200 años después lo conmemoran Universidad . . .

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

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    Los Angeles, California.
    Erected in memory of the heroes of the glorious Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956. A symbol of man’s yearning for freedom everywhere.

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold • Wars, Non-US) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--19:35: Country Club Acres, 1957
  • Rexford, New York.
    Clifton Park's first residential development. Begun by Robert Van Patten, 1957

    (20th Century) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--19:39: Devil's Millhopper
  • Gainesville, Florida.
    Devil’s Millhopper has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s environment . . .

    (Environment • Landmarks • Natural Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--19:41: El Centro Mercantil
  • , Mexico.
    Aquí, donde estuvo el Portal de Augustinos, Porfirio Díaz inauguró en 1899 el Centro Mercantil, fruto de la modernidad del fin de siglo mexicano. Ciudad de México English translation: Here, in the location that was once the . . .

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

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  • 10/23/18--19:46: Hathaway Ranch
  • Santa Fe Springs, California.
    Jesse & Lola Hathaway started to farm here in 1905. Lola was raised by her grandparents Martin & Mary Ann Koontz (near Telegraph Road & Norwalk Blvd.) They came to Fulton Wells (now Santa Fe Springs) in the 1860’s via the . . .

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

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  • 10/23/18--19:54: Stewart's Division
  • Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Stewart’s Division – Buckner’s Corps. Major General Alexander P. Stewart. Sept. 19, 1863, 8 A.M. Brown’s Brigade – Brigadier General John C. Brown. Bate’s Brigade – Brigadier General William B. Bate. Clayton’s Brigade – . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/18--19:57: Cretaceous Time
  • Golden, Colorado.
    The tan sandstone of the Dakota Group form the crest of Dinosaur Ridge and were deposited more than 100 million years ago during Cretaceous time along the western shore of the Western Interior Seaway. At that time, only low . . .

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

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  • 10/23/18--19:58: Volcanic Ash
  • Golden, Colorado.
    A volcano erupted hundreds of miles from here and ash from the volcano blanketed this area, which was a swampy environment. Subsequent burial, compaction, and chemical alteration led to this four inch white to rusty orange . . .

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

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  • 10/23/18--19:59: Gregg's Brigade
  • Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Gregg's Brigade. Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps. Brig. Gen. John Gregg. Sept. 19, 1863, 1st Position. 3d Tennessee - Colonel John H. Walker. 10th Tennessee - Colonel William Grace. 30th Tennessee - Lieutenant . . .

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

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  • 10/23/18--20:01: The Multiangular Tower
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Multiangular Tower This tower formed the north west corner of the Roman Legionary Fortress of Eboracum It was built about 300 A.D. on the site of an older and simpler tower. The larger stonework at the top is medieval. . . .

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

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  • 10/23/18--20:01: St Mary’s Abbey
  • , United Kingdom.
    Welcome to St Mary’s Abbey Once the richest monastery in the north of England, sketched by Turner JMW Turner visited York several times during his long association with Yorkshire. In 1797 during his first tour, the artist . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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