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  • 12/01/18--16:13: Greyfriars Bobby
  • , United Kingdom.
    ‘Bobby’ was the name of a Skye Terrier who belonged to John Gray, a night watchman for the Edinburgh Police The two were inseparable for two years. However, in February 1858 Gray died of tuberculosis He was buried in . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:13: William Nicholson
  • , United Kingdom.
    William Nicholson ( 1824 – 1909 ) Distiller, Politician, Cricket Player, Benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:13: Greyfriars Bobby
  • , United Kingdom.
    A Tribute To The Affectionate Fidelity Of Greyfriars Bobby In 1858 This Faithful Dog Followed The Remains Of His Master To Greyfriars Churchyard And Lingered Near The Spot Util His Death In 1872. With Permission Erected By . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:13: Deacon Brodie’s
  • , United Kingdom.
    Deacon Brodie’s William Brodie, Deacon of Wrights and Masons of Edinburgh was the son of a cabinet maker in the Lawnmarket. He was born in Brodie’s Close and hanged near St Giles both places being just a few steps from the . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:13: The Lawnmarket Wellhead
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Lawnmarket Wellhead This wellhead or cistern, was built in 1835. It probably replaced a cistern of around 1675, removed when George IV bridge was built. The cisterns provided water from Comiston Springs via the . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:14: The City Chambers
  • , United Kingdom.
    The City Chambers formerly The Royal Exchange Designed by John Adam, the eldest of the Adam Brothers, this building was erected 1753 — 1761 as an exchange and customs house. In 1811 it became the city chambers when the town . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:14: Lodging of Sir Simon Preston
  • , United Kingdom.
    M 1567 R On this site stood the lodging of Sir Simon Preston of Craigmillar, Provost of the City of Edinburgh 1566-7 in which lodging Mary Queen of Scotland after her surrender to the Confederate Lords at Carberry Hill, . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--16:14: Alexander & Bucephalus
  • , United Kingdom.
    Alexander & Bucephalus Presented to the City by the Subscribers, 1884

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/18--16:14: James Braidwood
  • , United Kingdom.
    James Braidwood 1800 - 1861 James Braidwood 1800 - 1861 Father of the British Fire Service This statue is dedicated to the memory of James Braidwood, a pioneer of the scientific approach to fire-fighting. It also . . .

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

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    C'est surtout en milieu rural, là où les maisons étaient plus éloignées les unes des autres, que l'usage du bois pour les habitations permanentes va se généraliser. Dès le début du 18e siècle, la maison de pièces sur pièces . . .

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

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  • 12/01/18--20:14: Old Barracks Museum
  • Trenton, New Jersey.
    “We entered the town with them pell-mell, and here succeeded a scene of war of which I had often conceived but never saw before. The hurry, fright, and confusion of the enemy was [not] unlike that which will be when the last . . .

    (War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Trenton, New Jersey.
    The Alexander Douglass House, one of Trenton’s most cherished historic sites, tells a curious tale of the American Revolution and local passion for preservation. The site of George Washington’s Council of War before the . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--06:52: Merci Train
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    The French military used boxcars called forty-and-eights to transport goods and soldiers, first in WWI and again in WWII. The boxcars could hold 40 men or 8 horses, hence the name. This is designated in French on the cars: . . .

    (Peace • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--17:45: The High Street Wellhead
  • , United Kingdom.
    The High Street Wellhead The original wellhead or cistern in this position, probably of around 1675, had a chequered history. It was seriously damaged by a horse-drawn fire engine in January 1897 and rebuilt. The cisterns . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--17:46: From Here Health
  • , United Kingdom.
    Hinc Sanitas From Here Health This Sculpture by Mr Denys Mitchell Was Unveiled by The Right Honourable Norman Irons Lord Provost of Edinburgh On 6 December 1994

    (Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--17:46: Robert Louis Stephenson
  • , United Kingdom.
    In memory of Robert Louis Stephenson, 1850 — 1894, son and student of Edinburgh. “ and when I remembered all that I hoped and feared as I pickled about Rutherford’s in the rain and the east wind; how I feared I should make a . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--17:46: George Davie
  • , United Kingdom.
    George Davie (1912 – 2007), philosopher and author of The Democratic Intellect, introduced to each other Hugh MacDiarmid (1892 - 1978), author of the Scots poem A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, and Sorley MacLean (1911 – . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--17:46: North Bridge
  • , United Kingdom.
    . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    In Memory of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men Who Whilst Serving with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (the Edinburgh Regiment) Gave Their Lives for Their Country during the Following Campaigns Afghanistan 1878 – . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--17:47: Calton Hill
  • , United Kingdom.
    Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill Formed by violent volcanic activity 340 million years ago and gouged by glaciers during the Ice Age, Calton Hill has a long and fascinating history. In 1724 . . .

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

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