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  • 11/02/18--11:16: Site 9 ★ Bowns Creek
  • near Mountain Home, Idaho.
    August 5th "This morning our road was very hilly for three miles. Here we found water and grass plenty, and brush for fire wood. Having had no water since we left Barrel creek we halted here for a rest. We halted here till 1 . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--11:20: Fort Columbia
  • near Chinook, Washington.
    Here was the home of the Chinook Indians and their great chief, Comcomly. Capt. Robert Gray dropped anchor near here after his discovery of the Columbia River in 1792. In the days of the fur trade this area was witness to . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/18--11:24: Battle of Charlotte
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Cornwallis's army captured Charlotte after a fight here with Davie's troops, Sept. 26, 1780.

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Boise, Idaho.
    Wednesday September 15th "Today we traveled up a long hill some 4 miles. Road good, ascent very gradual. When we arrived at the top we got a grand view of the Boise River Valley. It is all filled or covered with dry grass . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--11:29: Canyon Creek Station
  • near Mountain Home, Idaho.
    John C. Fremont reported using the Canyon Creek crossing in 1843 and Lansford Hastings's 1845 Emigrant's Guide to Oregon and California listed the site as an important Oregon Trail crossing and campsite. Emigrant diaries . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--11:32: Good as Gold
  • Dade City, Florida.
    It’s July 19, 1539… Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army has turned northward – We have found several Indian villages in this area. Many are abandoned but stocked full of harvested corn. ”The next day they came to the . . .

    (Agriculture • Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/18--11:38: Rumors of Riches
  • Richloam, Florida.
    It’s July 20, 1539… Here at the Indian village called Luca, Calvary Captain Baltasar de Gallegos reports back to Hernando de Soto – My mission to meet with the great Chief Urriparacoxi was unsuccessful. The chief hid in the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/18--11:47: Fort Sully
  • Onida, South Dakota.
    . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--11:51: William Cutter House
  • Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    William Cutter House Built at the end of the 18th century, this farm house at 115 Amboy Avenue was the home of William Cutter (1778-1838), father of successful clay magnate, Hampton Cutter (1811-82). William Cutter’s . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Paleontology) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/18--12:05: Confederate Navy Yard
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Established here 1862 following its removal from Portsmouth, Va. Produced ordnance for the Confederate Navy.

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

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  • 11/02/18--12:08: Cross Keys Tavern
  • Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Cross Keys Tavern Built in the early half of the 18th century, Cross Keys Tavern took its name from the Continental term “Cross Keys” denoting an important intersection. The two most important roads in colonial Woodbridge . . .

    (African Americans • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    One of the biggest and most irregularly defined historic districts, Greenwich Village contains architecture from many periods of New York history and it is a world-wide byword for artistic achievement and "bohemian” . . .

    (Architecture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bloomville, New York.
    East Bloomfield To the memory of her sons who died in defence of the Union 1861-5 Peninsula Richmond 85. Regt. N.Y. Vols. Co. B. Lieut. Amos Brunson Died. Bottoms Bridge, Va. May 24, 1862 Serg. John Buell Died. . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/18--18:45: Louisiana Strikes Oil!
  • Evangeline, Louisiana.
    The first oil strike in the State of Louisiana was made on September 21, 1901 on the farm of Jules Clement in the community of Evangeline. The well was known as both Jules Clement No. 1 and Jennings Oil No. 1 after the . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--18:52: 25pr Mk II Saluting Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    25pr Mk II Saluting Gun Calibre 87.6mm (3.45 inch) Range 12km (13,400 yards) Rate of Fire 6-8 rounds per minute Shell weight 11.3kg (25lb) This 25 pounder is used today by The Heugh Gun Battery to fire blank charges as a . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--18:52: 5.5 inch Howitzer
  • , United Kingdom.
    5.5 inch Gun Howitzer Calibre 140mm (5.5 inch) Range 14km (15,300 yards) Rate of Fire 3 rounds per minute Shell weight 36kg (80lb) The 5.5 inch Howitzer came into service in 1942 in the Western Desert of North Africa against . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--18:52: L6 Wombat
  • , United Kingdom.
    L6 Wombat 120mm Recoilless Rifle Calibre 120mm (4.7 inch) Range 1.1km (1,200 yards) Rate of Fire 4 rounds per minute Shell weight 12.8 kg (28lb) The WOMBAT (Weapon Of Magnesium, Battalion Anti Tank Gun) was Britain's light . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--18:52: First Soldier Killed
  • , United Kingdom.
    This Tablet Marks the Place Where the First Shell from the Leading German Battle Cruiser Struck at 8:10 A.M. on the 16th of December 1914 And Also Records the Place Where (During the Bombardment) The First Soldier Was Killed . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--18:53: 25pr Saluting Gun 1942
  • , United Kingdom.
    25pr Mk II Saluting Gun. 1942 Calibre 87.6mm (3.45 inch) Range 12km (13,400 yards) Rate of Fire 6-8 rounds per minute Shell weight 11.3kg (25lb) The 25 pounder is considered to have been one of the finest field artillery . . .

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

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  • 11/02/18--18:53: Fv 4201 Chieftan
  • , United Kingdom.
    Fv 4201 Chieftan Armament 1x120mm LIIAS Gun – 64 rounds carried 2x7.62mm M/G - 6000 rounds carried 2x6 Barrel smoke dischargers Crew – 4 Weight – 55 tons Range – 450 km Speed – 48 kph Entered service 1967 Engine – 840 bhp . . .

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

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