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  • 11/16/18--18:31: Crindledykes
  • , United Kingdom.
    Crindledykes Limekiln This is one of several limekilns built in this area in the nineteenth century to convert local limestone to quicklime for use in farming and building. Limestone and coal were hauled up the ramp and . . .

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

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  • 11/16/18--18:32: The Vicus
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Vicus Life Outside the Fort Soldiers and civilians mixed in the vicus, a settlement outside the fort. It was a lively community of people from many places in the Empire, engaged in trade, leisure and worship. Soldiers' . . .

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

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  • 11/16/18--18:32: The Fort and its Design
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Fort and its Design Roman soldiers began to build Housesteads around AD 124 to a design used for forts across the Roman Empire. This fort is one of the best surviving examples, anywhere. Housesteads follows a text-book . . .

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

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  • 11/16/18--18:32: 16th Century Bastle House
  • , United Kingdom.
    16th Century Bastle House Ruined buildings were adapted and new ones built at Housesteads in the centuries after the Romans left, when the land around became an upland farm. In the 16th century a local family built a . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Mediterranean Style in Northern Climes All Roman forts included a large prestigious house (praetorium) for the commanding officer (praefectus), his family and servants. The praetorium was the largest building in the fort. . . .

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

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  • 11/16/18--18:44: The Muskie
  • Clayton, New York.
    is as much a part of the River history as the St. Lawrence Skiff and the Gilded Age. From as far back as the mid 1800's anglers have been coming to the River to try their luck at tackling this apex predator. Once believed to . . .

    (Animals • Environment • Sports • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Ermita a la Virgen de El Pueblito Recinto que guarda una representación de la Virgen María como agradecimiento por parte de la población por el cese del desbordamiento del Río El Pueblito. El culto a la Virgen María en El . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/17/18--14:01: Achillion Museum Corfu
  • , Greece.
    The texts on this marker are written in Greek (left), English (center-left), German (center-right) and French (right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Greek, German and French texts, enlarge the . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Greece.
    French: Les troupes Alliées ont utilisé l'ile de Corfou afin d'y recueillir et abriter l'armée Serbe apes sa retraite a travers l'albanie le 17 Février 1916, le géneral de brigade de Mondesir Commandant les troupes . . .

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

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    , Greece.
    The texts on this marker are written in Greek (top) and English (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Greek, text, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it. English: The entrance gate to . . .

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

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  • 11/17/18--15:56: Gannagaro
  • Victor, New York.
    The 14th, all the troops were formed in line of battle, and we were ready to march, but the rain delayed us a little....When the rain ceased, we followed the trail as far as the village where we found no one. They had set it . . .

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

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    , Greece.
    The texts on this marker are written in Greek (top) and English (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Greek, text, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it. English: The German general Matthias . . .

    (Notable Persons • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/17/18--16:06: Graves
  • Victor, New York.
    The village had been burnt by themselves; it was now eight days since. We found nothing entire in the town except the town cemetery and the graves. It was filled with snakes and animals, a great mask with eyes and teeth of . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    The Comanding Officer and his House Each commanding officer (praefectus) of the fort was a nobleman of the equestrian class (equites), who might have been in charge of the soldiers at Housesteads for as little as three years . . .

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

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  • 11/17/18--16:53: The Wall Arrives
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Wall Arrives In AD 122, the Emperor Hadrian's decision to build the Wall was transformed into action all along the frontier. The foundation for the Wall and a lookout tower were begun here at Housesteads, before . . .

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

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  • 11/17/18--16:53: The Fort Food Supply
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Fort Food Supply Roman forts had granaries to store the huge quantities of food required by hundreds of soldiers. The food supply had to be safe, dry and constantly replenished. The granary (horreum) was essential for . . .

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

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  • 11/17/18--16:53: The North Gate
  • , United Kingdom.
    The North Gate The north gate (porta principalis sinistra) is the only one of the original four which opened onto land beyond the Wall. However, the approach from the north was steep and the gate was eventually reduced to a . . .

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

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  • 11/17/18--16:53: Dyagodiyu
  • Victor, New York.
    [1] Dyagodiyu, The Place of a Battle As soon as the Women and Children were fled, their fired there owne Castles and all the Men being gon to convey them away except a hundred in a small Fort who had sent out spyes and . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/17/18--16:54: Where the Soldiers Lived
  • , United Kingdom.
    Where the Soldiers Lived Most of the space within the fort was occupied by barracks where the soldiers and their officers lived. In front of you are the wall foundations of building XIII, one of ten identical fort barracks . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Barracks: the Last Hundred Years at Housesteads Archaeology has revealed radical changes to the fort beginning around AD 300. One of the most important was the reconstruction of the barracks from single long buildings into . . .

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

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