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  • 12/07/18--15:21: Georgia State Penitentiary
  • Milledgeville, Georgia.
    On this 20-acre square stood the first Georgia State Penitentiary. Completed in 1816, the walled compound occupied 2-1/2 acres in the center of the square. The penitentiary housed approximately 245 prisoners in a brick and . . .

    (Notable Places • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ashland, Kentucky.
    The Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1 was founded in 2015 to recognize those whose baseball experience in our area has taken them to a very high level, and has allowed them to be a positive example on the lives of those . . .

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

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  • 12/07/18--17:05: The Defense of Ball's Ferry
  • near Toomsboro, Georgia.
    Ball's Ferry. named for John Ball, a Revolutionary War soldier, operated on the Oconee River from about 1806 until 1939. The quiet ferry crossing became a battleground in November 1864. Henry C. Wayne, Georgias Inspector and . . .

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

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  • 12/07/18--17:53: Polyvalence / Versatility
  • Rimouski, Quebec.
    La station à tout faire La particularité de la station de Point-au-Père était sa polyvalence. Autour de phare et du poste de pilotage, se greffaient divers services et fonctions. La station a même servi de laboratoire dans . . .

    (Communications • Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/18--18:21: The Savannah Road
  • near Midville, Georgia.
    On Monday, November 28, 1864, while elements of the Federal 20th Corps were destroying sections of the Central Railroad of Georgia at Bartow (aka Speir's Turnout), Major General William T. Sherman was traveling with his . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/18--18:45: Cushman Row
  • New York, New York.
    One of the finest examples of Greek Revival style of architecture in New York, this superbly designed row of houses has retained most of its handsome original detail. Built by Don Alonzo Cushman, parish leader and financier, in 1840.

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

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  • 12/07/18--19:09: In Gratitude
  • , United Kingdom.
    By the Magistrates & Town Council in Gratitude for the Liberality and Kindness of Archibald John Earl of Rosebery Provost of this Burgh to Whom The Inhabitants are Indebted For a Bleaching Green & This Supply of Water 1817 . . .

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

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  • 12/07/18--19:09: Queensbury War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    In Memory of the Men Of Queensferry Who Fell in The Great War Louis Anderson · William Bain · Alexander Begbie · James Campbell · Melville Christie · Patrick Connolly · Harold Crawford · James Davidson · Thomas Duncan · . . .

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

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  • 12/07/18--19:09: John Reid
  • , United Kingdom.
    In Memory Of John Reid Provost of the Burgh Of South Queensferry 1884 - 1899

    (Notable Persons • Politics) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/18--19:10: John Cobb
  • , United Kingdom.
    John Cobb – World Speed Record Challenger – and – Glen Urquhart In 1952 John Cobb, who already held the World Land-Speed Record, stayed in Glen Urquhart whilst making his attempt on the World Water-Speed Record on Loch . . .

    (Notable Events • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/18--19:10: Chelsea Historic District
  • New York, New York.
    Chelsea's name came from Captain Thomas Clarke's farm, acquired in 1750, which he named for England's Old Soldiers Home at Chelsea, now part of London. His grandson, Clement Clarke Moore, who gave "Twas the night before . . .

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

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  • 12/07/18--19:10: John Cobb Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb having travelled at 206 miles per hour in an attempt to gain the World’s Water Speed Record lost his life in this bay Sept. 29th. 1952 This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory . . .

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

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  • 12/07/18--20:10: Jacksonborough
  • near Sylvania, Georgia.
    Jacksonborough became the seat of government for Screven County in 1797. For fifty years it was a thriving community, but by 1847 it had declined and the county seat moved to Sylvania. According to legend an itinerant . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/18--20:28: Samuel Whittemore House
  • New York, New York.
    Built 1828 with row on 4th (then Asylum) Street by Samuel Whittemore, local manufacturer/developer/legislator ___ top floor 1898; extension 1901.

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/18--21:11: Little Ogeechee Church
  • Oliver, Georgia.
    Little Ogeechee Baptist Church is the oldest congregation in Screven County. Organized in 1790, its first two structures were composed of logs. During the Civil War members met in a white clapboard building with a . . .

    (Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--06:21: Père Nouvel
  • Rimouski, Quebec.
    Historique De 1961 à 1967, le plus grand traversier brise-glace de l'époque, le N.M. Père Nouvel, fut en opération entre Pointe-au-Père et Baie-Comeau. Il marqua le début d'une ère nouvelle dans le domaine du transport . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--08:30: 2017 Inductees
  • Ashland, Kentucky.
    The Ashland Baseball Hall of Fame at CP-1 was founded in 2015 to recognize those whose baseball experience in our area has taken them to a very high level, and has allowed them to be a positive example on the lives of those . . .

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

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    Shelbyville, Indiana.
    This historic building was built in 1896 in the Victorian Eclectic style and served as Shelbyville High School through 1911. The building is a contributing historic structure in two historic districts: The Westside Historic . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--14:09: Civil War Skirmish
  • near Palmersville, Tennessee.
    May 6, 1862: Col. Thomas Claiborne's Sixth Confederate Cavalry attacked and destroyed three companies of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry at Lockridge Mill about 1 mile north on the north Fork of the Obion River. The Fifth Iowa . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--14:10: 1780 Invasion
  • Ballston, New York.
    Home of Tyrannis Collins, militia captain under Gordon, raided by British & Indians. North of here all rebel men captured & houses burned

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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