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  • 12/08/18--14:18: Naturalist
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island, District of Columbia.
    A curious youth growing up in New York City, Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed observing nature. His early passion for birds led him outdoors to a lifelong pursuit of exploration, adventure, and scientific discovery. Later, as a . . .

    (Environment • Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--14:34: Site of the Train Depot
  • Wilsonville, Oregon.
    The Oregon Electric Railway was completed during the first decade of the 1900s, coming initially from Portland to Wilsonville, then on to Salem and Eugene after construction of a mile-long trestle across the Willamette River . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--17:05: Gibbons Memorial Park
  • Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
    Presented in the Year of 1955 to the People of Honesdale by Frances Haag Gibbons in memory of her husband Austin Flint Gibbons and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Gibbons

    (Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
    Author and editor Washington Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783. Irving achieved international fame for his fictional works, including the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as well as for . . .

    (Disasters • Environment • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Vienna, Georgia.
    Established in 1959, Vienna High and Industrial School was a consolidated school for African Americans during segregation. As part of Georgia's massive resistance to federally mandated school integration, politicians and . . .

    (African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
    Painter famous for "First Thanksgiving" Member, Wayne Chapter, DAR

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

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  • 12/08/18--18:19: Making Charcoal
  • near Ely, Nevada.
    The charcoal making process took a total of 13 days and 35 cords of wood, from the time each oven was filled, burned, and then emptied. The wood was hauled by wagons or hand carts to the front of the oven, and the process of . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--18:26: Septuagesimo Uno
  • New York, New York.
    Septuagesimo Uno .04 acre Septuagesimo Uno (meaning seventy-one in Latin) is located on 71st Street between West End and Amsterdam Avenues. The parkland lies within the area settled following the Commissioners Plan of 1811. . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--18:30: The San Remo
  • New York, New York.
    The San Remo Designated Landmark New York City Designed by architect Emery Roth and completed in 1930, the San Remo was the first twin-towered residential skyscraper built on Central Park West. A graceful fusion of modern . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--18:43: Henry Bliss
  • New York, New York.
    Historic Site Here at West 74th Street and Central Park West, Henry H. Bliss dismounted from a streetcar and was struck and knocked unconscious by an automobile on the evening of September 13, 1899. The place of the accident . . .

    (Notable Events • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    This mansion was designed in the style of the high Italian Renaissance by McKim, Mead & White. It was erected in 1902-1906 for financier, philanthropist, and sportsman Payne Whitney and his wife Helen, a poet and patron of . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/08/18--19:04: Jerome Robbins
  • New York, New York.
    Jerome Robbins October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998 117 East 81st Street, Manhattan Internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director Jerome Robbins lived and worked here from 1967 to 1998. Many of the more than 60 . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--19:17: John Steinbeck
  • New York, New York.
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Grapes of Wrath (1939) was a prolific writer who showed great compassion for the ordinary person caught up in political and economic circumstances beyond his or her control. Often . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--19:22: Early Sawed Log Farm Cabin
  • Beaver, Utah.
    This early sawed log farm cabin (circa 1890-1900) was relocated to this site from the small hamlet of Manderfield located 5 miles north of Beaver. Manderfield was known as Indian Creek in pioneer days. The Beaver Chapter of . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Savannah, Georgia.
    The Savannah and Ogeechee Canal was completed in 1830 after five years of construction using African slave and Irish immigrant labor, including many women. More than sixteen miles in length, its depth was maintained . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--19:24: Way's Station
  • Richmond Hill, Georgia.
    Ways Station (now Richmond Hill), Station No. 1-1/2 on the Savannah, Albany and Gulf Railroad, was built on land belonging to William J. Way. He was the first station master and co-owner of Silk Hope rice plantation. . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--19:26: Drug Store and Lodge Hall
  • Wilsonville, Oregon.
    Built in 1903, this building was important to area social life, serving as Wilsonville's first “community center.” Meetings were held in a lodge hall that occupied the second floor. Area residents would also flock to the . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--19:28: Norris Young Machine Shop
  • Wilsonville, Oregon.
    Built at the turn of the 20th Century, the Norris Young Machine Shop served the farming community. Young, an accomplished machinist and inventor, repaired farm machinery and logging equipment. Young was an enterprising . . .

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

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    Wilsonville, Oregon.
    Built in 1905 and named for its colorful owner, Bill Flynn’s Saloon was a favorite hangout for residents and weary travelers. Farmers would park their wagons outside the saloon to rest their horses before the climb up . . .

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

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  • 12/08/18--20:03: The Cottage Hotel
  • Wilsonville, Oregon.
    Built in 1905, The Cottage Hotel is one of the many buildings constructed during the time that the Oregon Electric Railway ran through Wilsonville. The hotel’s business was directly dependent on the railroad’s passenger . . .

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

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