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    Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Alvin P. Williams Park in Sewarren commemorates the public service tradition of Woodbridge African-Americans from Colonial days to the present. Honoring the bravery of a Woodbridge police officer who died in 1979 trying to . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Patriots & Patriotism • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--08:33: Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Trinity Episcopal Church of Woodbridge is among the oldest Episcopal congregations in New Jersey. Now located at 650 Rahway Avenue, its first service was conducted in 1698; the first sanctuary was built in 1713 under the . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--08:36: Morse Mansion
  • Putnam, Connecticut.
    This circa 1868 2 1/2-story Victorian Italianate villa-style home was built by textile magnate George Morse overlooking the Quinebaug River in sight of three of his mills. With the addition of wings, this building has been . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--08:39: The Flood of 1955
  • Putnam, Connecticut.
    On August 19 1955, the Quinebaug River, fueled by rain from Hurricane Diana, overflowed its banks and flooded Putnam. Unlike earlier floods of the 1880s and 1930s, the flood of 1955 caused extensive damage. As the river . . .

    (Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--08:42: Cargill Falls Mill
  • Putnam, Connecticut.
    On this site, Benjamin Cargill operated a grist mill originally built in 1730, adding a distillery and other shops in 1760. The Pomfret Manufacturing Company later built the Pomfret Cotton Mills to produce textile products . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--08:47: Haudenosaunee
  • Victor, New York.
    The Seneca call themselves Onondowahgah, People of the Great Hill. They are the western-most people of the Haudenosaunee, known today as the Six Nations Iroquois. Haudenosaunee means, "People who Build Houses," and the term . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--09:03: Gayanessha'gowa
  • Victor, New York.
    The Gayanessha'gowa, or Great Law, is the founding tradition of the League of the Haudenosaunee. The Great Law originated sometime between the tenth century, A.D., and the early sixteenth century. The League of the . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--09:28: Wenishadenyoh
  • Victor, New York.
    The Seneca year is marked by celebrations of Thanksgiving. The traditional way requires that human beings acknowledge all things which make life possible on earth: the grasses, water, the winds, thunder, the shrubs and . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--09:30: Thaddeus Lincoln Tate
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Noted African-American businessman and civic leader Thaddeus (Thad) Lincoln Tate contributed significantly to the betterment of the Charlotte community in the early to mid-20th century. From the 1890s to the 1940s, Mr. Tate . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--09:37: WRR Radio
  • Dallas, Texas.
    A pioneering radio station, WRR Radio grew out of tragic events in early-20th Century Dallas. In 1912, a large fire in southern Dallas required all of the city's firefighting units. While they were on the scene, another fire . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--09:42: Greenleaf Fisk (1807-1888)
  • Brownwood, Texas.
    Donor of present townsite of Brownwood, Fisk was noted as a soldier, public servant, surveyor and businessman. The son of English parents, he was born in New York. As a boy he was so studious that he voluntarily gave up . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--09:49: New River Ordnance Plant
  • Dublin, Virginia.
    Just south of here stood the New River Ordnance Plant, or Dublin Bagging Plant, a World War II facility established primarily for the bagging of propellant used for firing artillery shells. Construction of the plant, . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--09:55: Camp Greene
  • Charlotte, North Carolina.
    . . .

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

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    Santa Cruz, California.
    English text: The Octagon is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Santa Cruz. Architect John Wesley Newcum modeled the building after a $50 octagonal shaped gold piece first minted in San Francisco in 1851. The building, . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--13:12: Battle of Valcour
  • Peru, New York.
    Commemorating the valor of American Forces - led by - Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Valcour October 11, 1776

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--13:48: Gen. Henry Knox Trail
  • Crown Point, New York.
    On May 11, 1775 American forces took possession of Crown Point and 111 cannon of which 29, along with 30 from Fort Ticonderoga, made up the Noble Train of Artillery that Henry Knox delivered to Gen. George Washington to . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--16:07: West Virginia / Kentucky
  • Kenova, West Virginia.
    West Virginia. “The Mountain State”—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and . . .

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

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  • 11/09/18--16:24: Dreamland Pool
  • Kenova, West Virginia.
    Welcome to Dreamland Pool. Dreamland Pool was first opened in 1926, and the original construction included a three story pavilion. The top floor of the pavilion included a dance floor, where many notable Big Bands played . . .

    (Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/09/18--16:44: Peru Landing
  • Peru, New York.
    Est. ca. 1787 by John Craig as only port between Essex & Cumberland Head. 9-11-1814 VT. Militia landed here to join Battle of Plattsburgh.

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

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  • 11/09/18--17:06: Jonas Platt Home
  • Peru, New York.
    Jonas Platt (1769 – 1834) 2nd son of Zephaniah Platt and bro. of Robt. Platt. Jonas was Mem. NYS Assembly 1796, NYS Senate 1810 - 1813.

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

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