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  • 11/10/18--12:39: South Side R.R.
  • Babylon, New York.
    First train arrived from Jamaica October 11, 1867. Rail brought NYC visitors spurring resort era boom. LIRR assumed line by 1876.

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

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  • 11/10/18--12:52: A Bargaining Chip
  • near Lake City, Florida.
    It’s September 10, 1539… Conquistador Hernando de Soto has come to Uriutina, a deserted Indian village near here. We have feasted upon the bounty of food left behind by the fleeing villagers. Messengers sent by Chief . . .

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

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    Catlettsburg, Kentucky.
    James H. McCoy. Oldest son of Randall and Sarah. Last living McCoy feudist before passing away in 1929. He was a peacemaker in the feud and tried to talk Frank Phillips out of killing Jim Vance & Bill Dempsey. In 1928, James . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Battery B (26th), Pennsylvania Light Artillery 4 6 pdrs. 2 James Beatty's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps. September 20, 1863. Cpt. Alanson J. Stevens, Commanding (Killed). 1st Lieut. Samuel M. McDowell. . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:54: Shilbottle War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    World War I Robert Baxter · George W. Buglass · Thomas H. Charlton · William Darling · Joseph J. Dunn · Robert Green · Joseph R. Hall · John Hindhaugh · George Slater · John Smails · William Smails · James J. Thompson · . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/10/18--16:54: The Great Hall
  • , United Kingdom.
    This is the largest room in the keep, rising to its full height. It was used not only for state banquets but also for holding court and the reception of important visitors, who might also be invited to dine with the Earl. . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:55: The Chapel
  • , United Kingdom.
    This private chapel was once the most ornate room in the keep. It had a gallery above, warmed by a fireplace, for the Earl and his family. This lower level was used by servants. In the illustration the chaplain is saying . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:55: Tynemouth Priory and Castle
  • , United Kingdom.
    Welcome to Tynemouth Priory and Castle Today, the headland at Tynemouth is empty and its buildings are ruined. But 500 years ago this area was home to a community of monks. The ruined church in front of you was part of a . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:55: The Gatehouse
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Gatehouse Tynemouth's gatehouse is an imposing piece of architecture. It looks more like part of a castle than an entrance to a monastery. Tynemouth Priory needed defences because it was so close to the Scottish border . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:55: The Cloister
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Cloister The large grass square in front of you was the monastery's cloister. It was surrounded by the monks' main living quarters. Very little remains of these buildings today – the army demolished most of them for . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:56: The Priory Church
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Priory Church In the 11th century, a great Norman baron, Robert Mowbray, earl of Northumbrian, founded a stone church and monastery here and gave the monks a vast area of land. There were very few stone buildings in the . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:56: Stone Detectives
  • , United Kingdom.
    Stone Detectives The pieces of carved stone in this room came from different buildings around the site. The surviving ruins of Tynemouth Priory are only a small part of the buildings that were once large and elaborate. But . . .

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

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  • 11/10/18--16:56: The Shrine Area
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Shrine Area In 1065 the priest at Tynemouth found some human bones under the church – these were believed to be the remains of a Saxon saint, St Oswine. Local people began to make pilgrimages to his tomb, believing that . . .

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

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    Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.
    L'église des Trois-Pistoles, ce temple, ce monument. Elle est, sous plus d'un chapitre, l'histoire même du milieu, nous rappelant le grand déplacement de la communauté « d'en-bas vers en-haut » et l'avènement d'une période . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.
    Une œuvre de l'artiste-sculpteur Michael Bergstaller Haute de 5 mètres, cette sculpture est composée de tiges et de plaques d'acier ancrées sur un radier de béton armé. Cabré sur ses pattes arrière, le Cheval Noir s'éloigne . . .

    (Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/11/18--06:15: Billy Cannon
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Panel 1 Dr. Billy Cannon is among the most heralded and identifiable college football players in NCAA history and is largely responsible for the emergence of big-time football at LSU. Cannon, who was born in Mississippi . . .

    (Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Rush, Kentucky.
    Sandy Furnace. Built 1853 by Young, Foster & Co (Dan and John Young, William Foster, Irwin Gilruth), 4 miles west on a 9,000 acre tract. Stone stack originally 32 ft. high, 10½ ft. across inside. In 1854, its last year of . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/11/18--11:19: Lancha Plana
  • near Ione, California.
    In 1848, Mexican Settlers from Sonora, Mexico established a camp on the north back of the Mokelumne River and called it Sonora Bar. At the start of the California Gold Rush miners flocked to the Mokelumne River and set up . . .

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

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    , Greece.
    ? ????????? ?????? ??S ??????S ?G???S ??? ? S??? ??? ?????? (Text in Greek on the left side. To read it enlarge the marker image.) English: The Ancient Agora of Athens was a large public square northwest of the sacred hill . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Greece.
    O???? ??? ?G????? ??? G????S?? ? "???????? ?O? G?G???O?" (Text in Greek on the left side. To read it enlarge the marker image.) English: Odeion of Agrippa (ca 15 B.C.) The Odeion of Agrippa, a grand and luxurious building . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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