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  • 11/01/18--19:09: Naval Gun Barrel
  • , United Kingdom.
    Naval Gun Barrel 4.5 inch QF Mk III Calibre 114mm (4.5 inch) Range 18.2 km (19,990 yards) Anti Aircraft Ceiling 9.1km (29,900 feet) Rate of Fire 14 rounds per minute Shell weight 25 kg (55lb) In the 1930s a Naval gun was . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:09: 6 inch Mk VII Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    Original 6 inch Mk VII Calibre 152mm (6 inch) Range 14km (15,700 yards) Rate of Fire 5 to 7 rounds per minute Shell weight 45kg (100lb) The original gun emplaced here was a Vickers 6 inch Mk VII gun, the workhorse of 20th . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:10: Naval & Anti Aircraft Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    4.5 Inch Mk III Naval & Anti Aircraft Gun 4.5 Inch Mk III Calibre 114mm (4.5 inch) Range 18.2 km (19,990 yards) Anti Aircraft Ceiling 9.1km (29,900 feet) Rate of Fire 14 rounds per minute Shell weight 25 kg (55lb) The 4.5 . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:10: 6 inch Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    Original 6 inch Mk 24 Calibre 152mm (6 inch) Range 23km (25,400 yards) Rate of Fire 6 to 8 rounds per minute Shell weight 50kg (112lb) A 6 inch Mk 24 was mounted here and, with its powered turret, would have been about a . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:10: Naval Gun 4 inch
  • , United Kingdom.
    Naval Gun 4 inch QF Mk 4 on Mk XVI Mount 1945 Calibre 100mm (4 inch) Range 16,300 yards Rate of Fire 10 - 15 rounds per minute Shell weight 31lb, 14kg The Naval Gun 4 inch QF first appeared in 1895 with the Mark IV being . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:10: Malta Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    3.7 inch Static Mount Anti Aircraft Gun The Malta Gun Between 1940 and 1943 the island of Malta, "Britain's unsinkable aircraft carrier" suffered almost continuous siege in the most sustained bombing campaign of World War . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Bofors L/60 40mm Anti Aircraft Gun Calibre 40mm (1.57 inch) Anti Aircraft Ceiling 7.9km (26,000 feet) Rate of Fire 120 rounds per minute Shell weight 0.7kg (2lb) High Explosive The Bofors was a British version of a Swedish . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:11: Mk I Anti Aircraft Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    3.7 inch Mk I Anti Aircraft Gun Calibre 93.9mm (3.7 inch) Anti Aircraft Ceiling 9.7 km (31,000 feet) Rate of Fire 10 rounds per minute Shell weight 12.7kg (28lb) The Vickers anti-aircraft gun was introduced to the British . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:11: Naval Coast Defence Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    4.7 inch Naval / Coast Defence Gun Calibre 120mm (4.7 inch) Range 9km (9,900 yards) Rate of Fire 5 to 6 rounds per minute Shell weight 20.4 kg (45lb) The 4.7 inch gun was the first 'modern' breech loader and was accepted . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--19:11: Burney Recoilless Rifle
  • , United Kingdom.
    Burney 3.7 inch Mk I Recoilless Rifle Calibre 94mm (3.7 inch) Range approx 1km (1090 yards) Rate of Fire Unknown Shell weight Unknown The requirement for light, highly mobile anti tank weapons led to experiments with . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--20:24: Five Mile Tree Crossover
  • Summit Hill, Pennsylvania.
    ”Leaving Mt. Pisgah, the weight of the car was again its motive power, and the slight decline in the grade carried it at the speed of eighteen miles an hour to Mt. Jefferson, a distance of six miles and one furlong…” . . .

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

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  • 11/01/18--20:26: Mile Posts
  • Floral City, Florida.
    Three-sided concrete posts were placed every mile along the railroad as points of reference for the trainmen. This post tells us that it is 800 miles via rail to Richmond, Virginia, the railroad company’s headquarters. . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/01/18--20:28: Historic Derby Street Chapel
  • Cocoa, Florida.
    Dedicated on July 13, 1924, this structure was built by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and was heralded by The Cocoa Tribune as “an honor to the City.” In 1955 it was sold to the Church of Christ, Scientist. In 1964 it . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/01/18--20:45: Mint Museum of Art
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Operated as Branch U.S. Mint, 1837-61. Relocated to present site as art museum, 1936. Building expanded, 1968 and 1985.

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Westbury, New York.
    Founded 1850 First church dedicated 1856 Second church dedicated 1896 Present church dedicated 1916

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

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    , Mexico.
    Camino Real de Tierra Adentro El llamado “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro” es un proyecto cultural que inició el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, INAH, en colaboración con los gobiernos estatales involucrados y . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/01/18--22:09: Woody Guthrie
  • New York, New York.
    Woodrow Wilson "Woody” Guthrie, composer of This Land Is Your Land, is considered a 'father' of American folk music. Known as "The Dust Bowl Balladeer,” he was born in Okemah, Oklahoma, and spent years traveling throughout . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Saint Marks, Florida.
    (side 1) This recreational trail follows the alignment of the historic Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad, the first Florida railroad chartered by the territorial government in 1831. See back for more information (side 2) In . . .

    (African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/18--10:58: Site 8 ★ Ditto Creek
  • near Mountain Home, Idaho.
    Monday October 9th "This evening yellowish granite appeared in needle form fragments and masses. Country mountainous, good grass, water in the creek on which we are camped partially dried up. We struck a large and much . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--11:01: Welsh Colony at Powell
  • near Ipswich, South Dakota.
    On March 22, 1883 the 300 Members of a Welsh colony arrives by train at Aberdeen, South Dakota. Thirty families led by William E. Powell arrived here on the 29th and built the "Big Shanty or Shanty Mawr" on the Hugh Griffin . . .

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

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