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  • 11/06/18--06:30: The Honorable John Watts
  • New York, New York.
    The Honorable John Watts 1749-1836 Politician and jurist Watts was a member of the Third United States Congress (1793-1795). He later served as a judge in Westchester County and co-founded the Leake and Watts Orphan House, . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--06:39: Kimlau Square
  • New York, New York.
    Located at the intersection of Oliver Street, East Broadway, the Bowery, and Park Row, Kimlau Square stands at the center of Chatham Square. In 1961, a local law named this island within Chatham Square in recognition of the . . .

    (Asian Americans • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--11:24: What Lies Ahead
  • Floral City, Florida.
    It’s July 24, 1539… Hernando de Soto’s army has set up camp at a nearby Indian village, Tocaste - I moved ahead with a small scouting party. Just north of the village, we discovered a broad road, which I believe may be the . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--11:27: Close to Starvation
  • Inverness, Florida.
    It’s July 26, 1539… An advance guard of Hernando de Soto’s army has moved through a nearby area and crossed the present-day Withlacoochee River - It took us two days to cross the river. The rest of our army soon followed. . . .

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

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    near La Porte, Texas.
    The Mexican Cavalry was on the left wing, Infantry and Artillery in the center behind a fortification of boxes and baggage, while the extreme right was far extended.

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near La Porte, Texas.
    Within a few minutes the Battle of San Jacinto was over. According to General Houston's report 630 Mexicans lay dead on the field, 208 were wounded and 730 were taken prisoners. Money, arms and equipment were captured. The . . .

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--11:36: The Bison (American Buffalo)
  • Comanche, Texas.
    The buffalo were essential to the plains Indians. Native Americans used the bison for food and clothing, shelter, tools and ceremonial implements - nearly everything to survive physically and spiritually. Before their near . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--11:41: Courthouses of Brown County
  • Brownwood, Texas.
    Brown County, created in 1856 and organized two years later, has had four courthouses. Pioneer settler Welcome William Chandler donated land for the first courthouse, a log cabin. The county moved the building twice, first . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--11:47: The Crossroads
  • Dallas, Texas.
    Despite Dallas's reputation as one of the state's more conservative cities, its LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community was among the first in Texas to organize politically and socially. In 1947, the . . .

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

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    Potterville, Michigan.
    Side 1 The Potterville United Methodist Church was organized after the Reverend Hiram Nichols held a revival meeting in Potterville in 1867. The congregation appointed a building committee in 1875 and began work on the . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Northridge, California.
    On January 17, 1994, Los Angeles and the surrounding region experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Northridge. To commemorate the rebuilding of the region and CSUN, we created the sculpture garden incorporating . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Disasters • Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--13:02: Lynch's Ferry
  • near La Porte, Texas.
    A pioneer ferry of Texas under Mexico and the Republic. Established at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River, 1822, by Nathaniel Lynch, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists. Usual . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • War, Texas Independence • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--13:04: Rest for the Weary
  • near Dunnellon, Florida.
    It’s July 29, 1539… De Soto’s weary and starving army arrives at the village of Ocale - We found the village abandoned but full of food and supplies. I ordered my men to rest and then gather enough provisions for the next . . .

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

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    Comanche, Texas.
    Commissioners court minutes of 3-17-1872 ordered Jo G Hardin, County Treasurer "To solicit donations to build a jail on Lot 12, Block 7, orig. addn, Comanche jail house shall be 14' x 20', a partition dividing it into . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--13:20: Freeman Wilkinson
  • near La Porte, Texas.
    A member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company at San Jacinto. Died at Lynchburg in 1839 and was buried near his comrades who fell in battle.

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--13:46: Brick Kiln
  • Wilson, New York.
    Brick Kiln built on this site by Frederick Kruse ca. 1884 Furnished bricks for most homes in Wilson

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--14:05: "Paris" Pharmacy
  • , Mexico.
    . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--14:34: A Memorial
  • Bloomfield, New York.
    [1] This plaque is a memorial to these Bloomfield veterans who lost their lives in Viet Nam. James Saxby, Joseph Williams, Douglas Silvernail. [3] This plaque is a memorial to these Bloomfield veterans who lost their lives . . .

    (War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--16:23: Millard's Advance
  • near La Porte, Texas.
    No 9 Millard's Advance Infantry April 21, 1836

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--16:25: Forced into Service
  • Gainesville, Florida.
    It’s August 13, 1539… Hernando de Soto and his scouting party are passing through the Indian villages of Utinamocharra located just south of here – My army of more than 700 men follow behind. We will march quickly through . . .

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

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