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  • 11/05/18--16:31: A. Van Loon House
  • Athens, New York.
    Built in 1724 by Albertus Van Loon occupied as a residence since date of erection

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

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  • 11/05/18--16:35: Forced Eastward
  • Windermere, Florida.
    It’s July 17, 1539… Hernando de Soto’s army has moved further north to the shores of this large lake – We have decided to name the lake St. John. Those of us in the cavalry have just returned from scouting ahead. We searched . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--16:48: Harry Golden
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Journalist, humorist, & civil rights advocate. He published, 1944-68, The Carolina Israelite. He lived one block N.E.

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--16:50: Big Elm
  • near Shinnston, West Virginia.
    Site of “Big Elm,” tree awarded “largest of its kind in US” in 1876. Measured over 30 feet in circumference at its base. The tree began dying by 1905, with the cause attributed to disease, the building of a streetcar line, . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--16:53: Hercules Mulligan
  • New York, New York.
    Hercules Mulligan 1740-1825 Tailor and spy A tailor in British-occupied New York during the American revolution, Mulligan used his position to directly extract intelligence from his clients, many of whom were British . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--16:55: Saved from Slavery
  • Riverview, Florida.
    It’s June 20, 1539… Juan Ortiz, a lost Spaniard from an earlier expedition with Pánfilo de Narváez, is found by De Soto’s men not far from here. He tells his story – Ten years ago I was captured by Chief Ucita. I later . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--16:58: Teas Nursery Company
  • Bellaire, Texas.
    Teas Nursery Company traces its history to 1843, when John C. Teas (1827-1907) began selling apples out of his back yard in Indiana. After moving the business to Missouri in 1868, Teas became a nationally prominent . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--17:00: A Harsh Green Desert
  • Zephyrhills, Florida.
    It’s July 18, 1539… Hernando de Soto’s army has crossed the nearby grasslands they call the green desert – We could find no water in this lush green environment. Due to the intense summer sun, many of our men have succumbed . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--17:02: Woodbridge Speedway
  • Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Woodbridge Speedway Between 1927-1938, Woodbridge Speedway was advertised as “the world’s fastest half-mile track.” It was a half-mile oval track built of wooden board by Wilbert Baine on the current site of the Woodbridge . . .

    (Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.
    Une véritable tradition commerciale a pris racine dans ce secteur des Trois-Pistoles. L'avènement du Chemin du Roi et le déplacement du centre nerveux de toute l'activité pistoloise de la fin du XVIIIe siècle ont fait du . . .

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

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    New York, New York.
    The first ferry service in New York began here on Peck Slip established by Cornelius Dirckson in 1630 with only a small canoe it cost three beads of wampum

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--17:35: Veterans Memorial
  • Alexandria Bay, New York.
    . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--17:45: World War Memorial
  • Alexandria Bay, New York.
    . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--17:56: City of Breslau
  • Lindenhurst, New York.
    German-American town formed by Abby & Thomas Wellwood with Charles S. Schleier. Dedicated on June 6, 1870. Changed to Lindenhurst 1891.

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--17:59: Veterans Memorial
  • Alexandria Bay, New York.
    Dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country [Armed Forces emblems]

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    West University Place, Texas.
    Tennessee politician Ben W. Hooper led investors in forming the West End Realty Co. in 1910. They chose land near Rice Institute, which opened in 1912, and created West University Place, connected to Houston by streetcar. . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--18:13: Delano Stewart
  • Wyandanch, New York.
    Delano Stewart, an activist from Wyandanch, inspired members of his community through his Point of View weekly newspaper and was the driving force behind the construction of a Wyandanch village center. Delano Stewart was a . . .

    (African Americans • Communications) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--18:16: Wall Street Palisade
  • New York, New York.
    Wall Street Palisade 1653-1669 Wall Street is named for a defensive wall of logs known as a palisade, erected in 1653 along the northern border of New Amsterdam.

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--18:18: Crown Hill Cemetery
  • near Pasadena, Texas.
    Permanent settlement of this area began about 1891. Lot sales in the new town of Pasadena began in 1893, and the town was officially platted three years later. The first recorded burials in this vicinity occurred about 1894, . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    547 Bamburgh’s Recorded History Begins Noted in the Anglo-Saxon chronicles, Ida the flamebearer conquers Din Guayrdi, Bamburgh, making it the capital of his kingdom of Bernicia. 607 – 634 Aethelfrith the Ravening Wolf . . .

    (Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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