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    Huntington, West Virginia.
    On the night of November 10, 1861, Confederate cavalry led by Colonels John Clarkson and Albert Jenkins raided the town of Guyandotte and surprised Union recruits of the 9th WV Infantry. Following a heated battle, . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--17:00: Nero Wolfe
  • New York, New York.
    On this site stood the elegant brownstone of the corpulent fictional private detective Nero Wolfe with his able assistant Archie Goodwin Mr. Wolfe raised orchids and dined well, while solving over 70 perplexing cases as . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--17:21: The Armada Gun
  • , United Kingdom.
    Dating from the late 1600s this cannon was affectionately named the Armada Gun as it was believed to have come from a Spanish Armada vessel after the fleet was driven up the North Sea Coast. It was later confirmed as a Dutch . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--17:21: Mid-Tower Room
  • , United Kingdom.
    This vaulted room is the middle floor of three built into the easterly of two towers on the inner curtain wall. The tops of the towers were removed during re-modelling in the late 1800s and now form seating areas The lower . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--17:21: Chapel of St. Peter
  • , United Kingdom.
    These Are The Remains Of The Chapel In Which King Oswald’s Relics Were Kept. The Apse Dates From Norman Times.

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

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  • 11/06/18--17:21: Bamburgh Castle Bell
  • , United Kingdom.
    This bell was originally in a cap house on top of the clock tower known also as the Belle Tower! As an integral part of the mechanism it sounded out at regular intervals. It was moved to its current site here in the apse of . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--17:22: Alnwick Quarters
  • , United Kingdom.
    Castle Quarters Alnwick Quarters Aln, Celtic for bright river, and wick, an Anglo-Saxon settlement, point towards the possible origins of Alnwick. From the Normans to the Tudors, Alnwick, with its mighty castle, offered a . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--17:22: Sir Henry Percy Hotspur
  • , United Kingdom.
    Sir Henry Percy Hotspur Harry Hotspur was born at Alnwick Castle in 1364 or 1366 and was knighted in 1377 at the time when his father was created 1st Earl of Northumberland. He was supremely powerful in combat on land and . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--17:37: Marshall University
  • Huntington, West Virginia.
    Named for John Marshall, Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court, 1801–1835. Founded as Marshall Academy, 1837, and chartered as Marshall College, 1858. Established as a state-supported institution, 1867. Granted university status, 1961.

    (Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--17:57: Lavinia Norman, Founder
  • Huntington, West Virginia.
    Born on December 14, 1882, in Montgomery, WV. Lavinia Norman later attended Howard University in Washington, DC. In 1908, with eight other students, she founded Alpha Kappa Alpha, the oldest Greek-lettered organization for . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--18:41: 134 Charles Street
  • New York, New York.
    The lower two stories of this factory structure were built in 1911-12 to the design of Van Vleck & Goldsmith for the American Railway Supply Co., a brass tags manufacturing firm. The company was located in this building . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--18:47: Burleson's Advance
  • near La Porte, Texas.
    No 7 Burleson's Advance Infantry April 21, 1836

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

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  • 11/06/18--18:48: Amityville Trolley Routes
  • Amityville, New York.
    Between 1909 and 1920, two trolley lines operated through Amityville. The Cross-Island Line came from Halesite, Huntington to the Amityville docks. The Babylon Railroad line ran from the Amityville Railroad Station to the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/06/18--18:52: Fulton Street Neighborhood
  • Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Fulton Street Neighborhood The historic neighborhood enclosed by Fulton, Second, Albert and Smith Streets were first surveyed and mapped in 1840 by Ichabod Potter. The section was home to working-class residents, many of the . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--18:54: Badly Wounded
  • near Dunnellon, Florida.
    It’s August 11, 1539… Hernando de Soto has taken a small force of 60 cavalry and 100 foot soldiers north through Timucuan territory towards the land of the Apalachee - I have entrusted Captain Moscoso to lead the army north, . . .

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

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  • 11/06/18--19:41: Willa Cather
  • New York, New York.
    The noted American author Willa Cather lived on the second floor of 5 Bank Street on this site from 1913 until the house was torn down in 1927. During this period she produced many of her most important literary works, . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/07/18--08:00: Hölblinghaus
  • , Austria.
    German: Dieses gotische Bürgerhaus des 15. Jahrhunderts erhielt vermutlich von dem um 1723 nach Innsbruck übersiedelten Stuchateur Anton Gigl aus Wessobrunn seine üppige barocke Fassade. Der Name des Hauses geht auf . . .

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

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    , Austria.
    German: Der "neue" Hof war im 15. Jahrhundert die Residenz von Herzog Friedrich IV. "mit der leeren Tasche" und Sigmund "dem Münzreichen". Den mit 2657 feuervergoldeten Kupferschindeln gedeckten spätgotischen Prunkerker ließ . . .

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

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  • 11/07/18--09:02: South Side R.R.
  • Amityville, New York.
    Railroad from NYC completed October 1867. First depot erected 1868 for travelers. Local commerce and mail. LIRR assumed line by 1876.

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/07/18--09:04: Hockley's Advance
  • near La Porte, Texas.
    No 10 Hockley's Advance Artillery April 21, 1836

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

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