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  • 11/05/18--18:49: Home of Kings
  • , United Kingdom.
    Once home to the Kings of Northumbria, from King Ida in the mid 6 Century, through toLord Armstrong, a ‘King’ of Industry, Bamburgh Castle has dominated this coastline from wooden palisade to sandstone fortress. The story of . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--18:50: The Farne Islands
  • , United Kingdom.
    The islands before you are the Farne Islands between 15 and over 20 depending on the state of the tide. The islands were a renowned hazard to shipping and in the 18th Century, Dr Sharp, working for the Trustees of Lord . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--18:51: Gay Men's Health Crisis
  • New York, New York.
    . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Westbury, New York.
    Westbury Friends Meeting was established by 1671. Meeting houses were built on this site in 1702, 1801 and 1902.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--19:12: Battle of Barboursville
  • Barboursville, West Virginia.
    Site of early Civil War battle fought July 13, 1861. Border Rangers and local citizens met on “Fortification Hill” to repel an advance by five companies of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry. After firing several volleys, Union . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Templo y convento de la Santa Cruz Construidos entre 1649 y 1654 por la Orden Franciscana, se encuentran en la cumbre del cerro de Sangremal, donde solía existir una antigua ermita a principios del siglo XVI. En 1683 aquí se . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--19:29: John S. Witcher
  • Huntington, West Virginia.
    Born 1839 in Cabell County, Witcher was clerk of the court, and in 1862 he began distinguished service with the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry and was appointed brevet brigadier general by end of war. Served as state delegate, . . .

    (Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/05/18--19:31: 19th Century Iron Mortar
  • , United Kingdom.
    Early 19th Century Iron Mortar Fitted to a wooden gun carriage this mortar is fitted with a cascabel. This ring at the breech or back of the cannon was used to attach lifting tackle when mounting or un-mounting it from its . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--19:31: 24 Pounder Cannons
  • , United Kingdom.
    It is believed that the castle acquired these two 24 pounder cannons when Napoleon was threatening to invade England in 1798. The stylised 'N' located on the left hand side of the breech is a naval service mark. This tells . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--19:31: 32 Pounder Cannon
  • , United Kingdom.
    This gun was purchased for £34.1.0. with an additional 74 barrels of gunpowder & a carriage bringing the total cost to £36.14.0. On 29th March 1784 Mr Cookson arranged to transport the 32 Pounder Gun on his sloop bound for . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Bamburgh Castle Coastguard Station In 1771 The Crewe Trustees published an: “Account of the Signals made use of at Bamburgh Castle in the County of Northumberland in case Ships or Vessels are perceived in Distress, and of . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--19:32: Stocks
  • , United Kingdom.
    History Often confused with the pillory, stocks were only designed to hold the legs and occasionally arms, whereas the pillory held the head as well. Perhaps the most famous person placed in the stocks was Cardinal Wolsey . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--19:32: Northumbria’s Royal Throne
  • , United Kingdom.
    Originally discovered in the 19th century and thought to be a piece of a standing cross this piece of stone was later identified as belonging to a stone chair. It is currently on display in the Archaeology Room. It has been . . .

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

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    Huntington, West Virginia.
    This tablet marks the square where the First Cabell County Court House was erected in 1809. Dedicated in loving memory to my father and mother Mr. & Mrs. James Lewis Caldwell by Ouida Caldwell Watts, Ex-Regent Buford Chapter . . .

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

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  • 11/05/18--20:27: In Memory of Dan Uzan
  • , Denmark.
    ????? Til minde om Dan Uzan På dette sted blev Dan Uzan, 37 år, myrdet af en terrorist den 15. februar 2015, mens han beskyttede gæster i Det Jødiske Hus. Ondskab kan alene overvindes ved godhed mellem mennesker. Godhed . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Spelter, West Virginia.
    Spelter Community Company town built for immigrant, primarily Spanish, zinc plant workers, 1910-11: housed 1,500 residents in 175 homes, renting for $11 per month by 1915. First known as Ziesing, for a company official; . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--06:18: Commodore Silas Talbot
  • New York, New York.
    Commodore Silas Talbot 1750-1813 The first commander of the United States frigate Constitution

    (War of 1812) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--06:21: Robert Fulton
  • New York, New York.
    Robert Fulton 1765-1815 Artist, engineer, and inventor Fulton is best known for developing the first commercially successful steamboat. New York’s Fulton Street is named in his honor. Fulton is interred the North churchyard . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--06:23: Philip Hamilton
  • New York, New York.
    Philip Hamilton 1782-1810 First-born son of Alexander Hamilton Hamilton was a recent graduate of King’s College when he engaged in a fatal duel with George Eaker, who had made disparaging remarks about his father. Although . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--06:25: Alexander Hamilton
  • New York, New York.
    Alexander Hamilton 1757-1804 First Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton founded The Bank of New York and the U.S. Mint, was one of the framers of the Constitution, and his image appears on the U.S. ten dollar bill. He died . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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