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  • 11/26/18--08:09: Liendo
  • near Hempstead, Texas.
    A plantation home built in 1853 by Leonard W. Groce. The scene for many years of lavish Southern hospitality. Purchased March 4, 1873, by Dr. Edmund Duncan Montgomery (1835-1911), world-famed philosopher, and his wife, . . .

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

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  • 11/26/18--08:10: H. Schumacher Oil Works
  • Richmond, Texas.
    Henry Schumacher (1832-1901), a native of Germany, opened one of the first cottonseed oil mills in this region in 1873, assembling the machinery with only the aid of an old encyclopedia. The oil works produced cottonseed . . .

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

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    Johnson City, Tennessee.
    National Home The ninth of eleven branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS), the Mountain Branch was authorized in 1901. The first resident arrived in 1903, a year before the home officially . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Mosheim, Tennessee.
    The Blue Springs Lutheran Church, once Patterson's Church, served as the site of worship for the Greene County German settlers since before 1811. During the 1863 Civil War Battle of Blue Springs, its second brick building . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tama, Iowa.
    This bridge, constructed in 1915, was an early advertisement for the Lincoln Highway, which was the first successful effort to mark, promote, and build an automobile highway spanning the United States. Initiated in 1913 as a . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--08:28: John Francis Rague
  • Dubuque, Iowa.
    Dubuque’s first jail stood on this site (1836) and was superseded by this building which has been in continuous use since 1857 as sheriff’s residence and jail. Its design is the finest example of Egyptian architecture to . . .

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

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    Brooklyn, New York.
    Artillery Projectiles of the American Revolution SOLID OR BALL SHOT was the most typical round. The calibre is the bore diameter which corresponds to the weight of the projectile as shown here. 1.5 inch – 2 pounder 2.9 inch . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--08:46: Old Dubuque County Jail
  • Dubuque, Iowa.
    Old Dubuque County Jail was built in 1857 by architect John Francis Rague. The Old Jail is one of only three surviving Egyptian Revival buildings in the entire United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--08:50: Five Flags Theater
  • Dubuque, Iowa.
    4th and Main Streets has hosted public entertainment since the 1840’s. Designed by America’s premier theater architects, CW and George Rapp, the Majestic is a Renaissance Revival style with French and Italian influences. The . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--08:52: The Town Wall
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    The burning of St. Augustine by the English in 1702 showed the need for additional defenses. The first of these was a palisade on this site. Later the defense was improved and extended around the town. Thereafter, no attack . . .

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

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  • 11/26/18--08:59: Ladies of the Evening
  • Nevada City, California.
    To commemorate that ubiquitous segment of society who have been unacknowledged; who, though obscure, made an essential contribution to the settlement of the West.

    (Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--09:23: Water and Power
  • Freeport, New York.
    Water Co. formed in 1894 Power house built in 1897 Both municipal utilities owned & operated by Village Voted on by Freeporters

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

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    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to the Charter Members of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company #1- June 29, 1991 Charter Members - May 1950 William Anderson • Edward A. Mathis John W. Brennan • Salvatore Mazzerle Lewis S. Granger, Jr. • . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--09:38: Exempt Firehouse
  • Freeport, New York.
    The oldest standing firehouse in Freeport. Built in 1913. Moved to present site in 1931

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--10:00: Ireland's Mill
  • Amityville, New York.
    Purchased in 1793 by Thomas Ireland. Four generations ran saw & grist mill here. Sold feed, grain, hay & ice until ca. 1913. Razed 1915.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--13:25: 9/11 Memorial
  • King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
    [Text as center bottom reads] On September 11, 2001 there was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. . . .

    (Air & Space • Disasters • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    1915-2015 Centenario Defensa Heroica Pueblo Nuevo; Gto. En memoria Juan Raya Méndez J. Merced Sandoval C.P. Adriana Solórzano Villanueva Presidenta Municipal H. Ayuntamiento Constitucional 2012-2015 Pueblo Nuevo; Gto. 02 de . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--14:06: Henry Inman
  • Woodbridge, New Jersey.
    Henry Inman Inman Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Colonia, was named for the painter Henry Inman (1801-46), the leading American portraitist of his time. Born in Utica, New York, Inman excelled in portrait painting and . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--14:13: Herndon Fortnightly Club
  • Herndon, Virginia.
    The Herndon Fortnightly Club was founded in 1869 by eleven women interested in studying literature, art, science, and the popular interests of the day. Early on, the Club decided to start lending books. By 1900 they had . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--14:33: Town of Huntington
  • Commack, New York.
    First purchase 1653. First school teacher 1657. Gov. Nicolls patent 1666. Gov. Dongan patent 1688. First church building 1686.

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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