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  • 11/26/18--14:35: Herndon Fire Department
  • Herndon, Virginia.
    After the "Big Fire" of 1917 the Town Council and Citizen's Association formed a volunteer fire department, the fourth in Fairfax County. By 1949, the Herndon fire department had 150 volunteers, and in 1950, the original . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--14:41: Elden House
  • Herndon, Virginia.
    The Coleman family, which included the Revolutionary War officer Col. John Coleman, built their home on this site around 1800. It was one of the earliest houses in the area. The Coleman's managed a 300-acre farm, a portion . . .

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

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    , Mexico.
    1915-2015 Centenario Defensa Heroica Pueblo Nuevo; Gto. En memoria El Soldado Desconocido Cae herido Emilio Hernández C.P. Adriana Solórzano Villanueva Presidenta Municipal H. Ayuntamiento Constitucional 2012-2015 Pueblo . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--14:58: Battle of Lepanto
  • , Montenegro.
    U SPOMEN BROJNIM HRABRIM POMORCIMA BOKE POGINULIM U BICI KOD LEPANTA 7. X 1571 GODINE NA GALIJI "SAN TRIFONE DI CATTARO" POD ZAPOVJEDNIŠTVOM JERONIMA BISANTIJA I PERAŠKIM CUVARIMA DŽAVNE ZASTAVE KOJI SU SVOJIM ŽIVOTIMA . . .

    (Wars, Non-US • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--15:00: Nissequogue School
  • Nissequogue, New York.
    Built 1808 - Subscribers James Smith · Ebenezer Smith · Thomas Smith · Richard Smith · Peter Jayne · Woodhull Smith · Micah Smith · Nicholas Smith

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

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  • 11/26/18--16:16: St. Nicholas Cathedral
  • , United Kingdom.
    St. Nicholas Cathedral You are now standing in the heart of Old Newcastle. Beyond the Black Gate you can see the Lantern Tower of the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas. The Lantern Tower was built in 1448 and is named for the . . .

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

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  • 11/26/18--16:16: Bessy Surtees
  • , United Kingdom.
    From the above window on Nov 18th 1772 Bessy Surtees Descended and Eloped with John Scott later created 1st Earl of Eldon and Lord Chancellor of England

    (Women) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--16:24: Martyrs
  • , Albania.
    Miltidk Marjani • Selim Myftari • Astrit Toto • Sadik Rusto • Niko Stefani DESHMOREVE QERANE KETU NEPERPJEKJE ME FORCAT NAZISTE ME 2.10.1943 English translation: This is a very rough translation based on only a few words . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--17:03: Nicolae Iorga
  • , Albania.
    The texts on this marker are written in Romanian? (top), Albanian (shqip) (center) and English (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Romanian and Albanian (shqip), text, enlarge the marker image . . .

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

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  • 11/26/18--17:47: Kalaja e Onhezmit
  • , Albania.
    The texts on this marker are written in Albanian (shqip) (center) and English (right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Albanian (shqip), text, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it. English: It's . . .

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

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    Brooklyn, New York.
    Few people realize that one in five people living in America during the Revolutionary War were African American and roughly the same proportion took up arms to join in the battle for independence. While some were freemen, . . .

    (African Americans • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bethesda, Maryland.
    From 1891 to 1900, the Glen Echo Railroad Company, later known as the Washington and Glen Echo Railroad, operated a trolley line through what is now Willard Avenue Park. This line comprised part of a series of . . .

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

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    Niskayuna, New York.
    This area was the site of rich Native American agricultural fields and extensive trade paths. In the 17th century and 18th centuries, Dutch colonists and other European settlers farmed here and transported their goods on . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
    Minnesota Territory 1849-1858 (marker side 1) On March 3, 1849, during his last hours in office. President James K. Polk signed a bill adding a new name to the American political landscape - Minnesota Territory. A vast . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--18:26: Simm Sue Building
  • Hibbing, Minnesota.
    Chinese immigrant entrepreneur, Simm Sue opened the Nankin, a “high class Chinese Restaurant” and hotel on this site in 1922. Hibbing, like many Iron Range towns, had small enclaves of Chinese business owners and laborers. . . .

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

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  • 11/26/18--18:29: Congdon McIntyre Building
  • Hibbing, Minnesota.
    Constructed as a “new business center”, the Congdon-McIntyre Building housed “31 spacious, well-lighted and ventilated offices and rooms equipped with all modern conveniences.” Pharmacists Congdon and McIntyre relocated . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/26/18--18:31: Hibbing City Hall
  • Hibbing, Minnesota.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    1895 1995 Un hombre prudente edificó su casa sobre roca, vinieron los torrentes, soplaron los vientos, pero ella no cayo. Mateo 7: 24-27 Al conmemorarse el centenario Agradecidos damos en homenaje a quienes pusieron su . . .

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

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  • 11/26/18--18:42: Sinagogue
  • , Albania.
    The texts on this marker are written in Albanian (shqip) (center) and English (right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Albanian (shqip), text, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it. English: . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    En pays forestier, on ne lésine pas sur l'emploi du bois : comme pour les maisons en rondins ou en pièces sur pièces, c'est à la grande abondance du bois qu'on doit l'existence de bâtiments en madriers empilés. La maison de . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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