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  • 12/02/18--17:47: Dugald Stewart Monument
  • , United Kingdom.
    Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill Dugald Stewart Monument Built: 1831 Architect: William H. Mayfair This monument commemorates another key player of the Scottish Enlightenment, Dugald Stewart. . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--17:47: Nelson Monument
  • , United Kingdom.
    Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill The Nelson Monument Built: 1807 – 1816 Architect: Robert Burn Rising over 30 metres high, the Nelson Monument commemorates the naval hero Admiral Horatio . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--17:47: The Portugese Cannon
  • , United Kingdom.
    Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill The Portugese Cannon This brass cannon has travelled all over the world. Cast in the early 15th century, with the Royal Arms of Spain on its barrel, the . . .

    (Military • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:00: 1886 Well
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    Just to the east of this well stood the original wooden kitchens, used prior to adding the brick kitchens on either side of the keepers’ house. The well had a pump handle, like the one you see between the two old kitchens in . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--20:03: 1872 North Privy
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    This small brick structure was originally a privy (outhouse), likely built before the house sometime between 1872 and 1875 (there was also one in the south corner). It was turned into a shed after indoor plumbing and . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--20:04: This Gate Opened in 1739
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    This Gate opened in 1739, provided the only access through the defense line on the north side of Spanish St. Augustine. Royal Engineer Manuel de Hita built these coquina pillars in 1808. This tablet was originally erected . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--20:07: World War II
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    During World War II, German U-boats patrolled the shipping lanes off the coast of Florida attacking cargo ships carrying vital supplies across the Atlantic. For this reason, the Coast Guard maintained a strong presence at . . .

    (Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Kingsley, Iowa.
    Plymouth County _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Pvt. Gripp Cpl. Groepper _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jack & Jim Nicholson _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Army Unit Patches US Army Republic of Vietnam 5th US Army 47th Infantry Division Iowa State National . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, 2nd Iraq • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:19: Pasadena Playhouse
  • Pasadena, California.
    Considered Elmer Grey's outstanding design, the Pasadena Playhouse, an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, opened on May 18, 1925. The first in America to stage Shakespeare's 37 plays, the Playhouse . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    George, Iowa.
    Lyon County Thanks our Veterans _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Jack Sauter going off to World War I] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [All Services Color Guard] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Flag]

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:26: 1872 South Privy
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    These bricks are the remains of the south privy (outhouse), built for use primarily by tourists rather than the keepers’ families. At some point during its history this outhouse was converted into a toilet. The smaller brick . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--20:27: 1888 Outdoor Kitchens
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    This is one of two brick kitchens added in 1888, replacing former wooden kitchens that were located closer to the lighthouse tower. Before indoor air conditioning and safer cooking techniques, kitchens were detached from . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:33: Garden of the Gods
  • Chatsworth, California.
    Garden of the Gods was part of the Iverson Movie Ranch which flourished from 1912 until the late 1960s, the golden era of the "B” Western movies. This site was known as the "most shot up location in movie history.” Hollywood . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Natural Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:37: Middle Passage
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    During the 18th century, thousands of enslaved Africans faced starvation, torture, and even death on their journey to the Americas, a voyage known as the middle passage. What was the Middle Passage? The Middle Leg of a . . .

    (African Americans • Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:38: Wormely Family Estate Site
  • North Cleveland Park, District of Columbia.
    Celebrated hotelier James Wormley (1819-1884) and his family owned at least two country houses (since razed) on ten acres here during the 1870s and 1880s. This plaque marks approximately the southeast corner of the property. . . .

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

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  • 12/02/18--20:41: The Kengla Farms
  • Cathedral Heights, District of Columbia.
    Until the 1920s, Cathedral Heights was richer in cows than people. The neighborhood was carved into plots of woodland and farms, including nearly 30 acres owned by Henry Kengla on which the Westchester Cooperative Apartments . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    North Cleveland Park, District of Columbia.
    Dedicated to the men and women who protect and serve our country and in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We are eternally grateful, The Washington Home, Community Hospices and the Washington Home . . .

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

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    , Israel.
    Even from space, Makhtesh Ramon appears as a masterpiece of the spirit of the earth. This is the genesis landscape from which Ilan Ramon's name is taken. This is the most fitting place to commemorate the space shuttle . . .

    (Air & Space • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:50: Blewett Cemetery
  • Richardson, Texas.
    Established for family and community burials by the rev. George L. Blewett, this cemetery was first used in 1855 after the death of his daughter Ann. A Cumberland Presbyterian minister, Blewett had come to Texas in 1853 with . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/02/18--20:53: Edward Swanson
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    Edward Swanson laid the foundation for a cabin one mile west prior to March 1780. This was the earliest known attempted white settlement in Williamson County. Swanson was one of eight men who came to the French Lick with . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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