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    New York, New York.
    Manhattan's largest surviving Greek Revival dwelling, the only one with five bays, it was remodeled in 1864-66 in the Italianate style

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

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  • 12/09/18--16:51: City Gate / Porta Badoer
  • , Croatia.
    City walls enclose the northern part of the city and they are connected with the Fortica fortress. Their building started in the 13th cent. and they got the present shape during the 14th and 15th cent. Top of the walls is . . .

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

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    , Croatia.
    The late Gothic Church of the Holy Spirit was built at the end of the 15th cent. by the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit at the place of an earlier and smaller church from the 14th cent. It was consecrated in 1494. The oldest . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Denmark.
    "Her løb jeg om med træskoe paa og gik i fattigskole —" Her var indtil aar 1847 byens fattiggaard og fattigskole - (English translation:) "Here I ran on wooden shoes and went to a school for the poor" Until 1847, this . . .

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

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    , Denmark.
    Once upon a time - a thousand years ago - there was a king of Denmark named Gorm the Old. All through the years his family has ruled the oldest kingdom of the world, and the present Queen Margareth II is a descendant of the old King Gorm.

    (Politics • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/09/18--18:08: A Highland Icon
  • , United Kingdom.
    A Highland Icon ‘S a bhaidealan àrda Air sgàineadh o chèil’ ‘S chan eil eachdraidh no seanchas A dh'fhàg dearbhadh o chèin Air an àl chuir an àird e No dhaingnich a stèidh Òran do Ghleann urchadain — Tòmas an Todhair The . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:09: The Masonic Marker
  • near Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
    Family gatherings, revivals and assemblies are rooted deeply in the culture of Appalachia. The beauty of the mountains continues to attract group meetings today. The Masons, the world’s oldest and largest fraternal . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/09/18--18:09: The Trebuchet
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Trebuchet To breach the walls of a castle as mighty as Urquhart, an attacker needed siege engines. Most fearsome was the trebuchet, a type of giant catapult that could hurl massive stone balls hundreds of metres. There . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:09: Destroying the Gatehouse
  • , United Kingdom.
    Destroying the Gatehouse Blocks of masonry were thrown here by an explosion in 1692 that ended the castle's long military career. Its garrison deliberately destroyed the gatehouse to prevent their Jacobite enemies from . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:10: The Gatehouse
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Gatehouse This once mighty structure protected the weakest point in Urquhart's defences — its main entrance. Attackers had to negotiate the rock-cut ditch that was crossed by a drawbridge you can see where its pillars . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:10: The Great Kitchen
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Great Kitchen This room was alive with the sights, sounds and smells of a great medieval kitchen. It was where the culinary creations enjoyed by the 14th-century lord and his guests were concocted. The discovery of an . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:11: The Great Raid of 1545
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Great Raid of 1545 In 1545, a MacDonald-led force stormed Urquhart. Over the next month they systematically stripped the castle and Glen Urquhart of everything of value. The loot was carried away down the Great Glen. . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:11: The Chapel
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Chapel On the rocky knoll above you are the foundations of what may have been Urquhart's chapel. The laird and his family needed somewhere private to hear Mass and receive Holy Communion from a priest. From Worship to . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/09/18--18:11: The Great Hall
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Great Hall Lavish banquets with music, dancing and storytelling were staged in the building before you. This was where Urquhart's lord or his constable entertained guests and showed off their wealth and status. It was . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:12: The New Kitchen
  • , United Kingdom.
    The New Kitchen Hearty Highland meals may have been prepared here for the residents of the Grant Tower. The building was part of a small complex added to the castle when it was rebuilt in the 1500s. The old kitchen block . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:12: The Grant Tower
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Grant Tower This tower was built some time after King James IV gave Urquhart to John Grant of Freuchie in 1509. It was reward for supporting the monarch in his struggle against the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. The . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:13: The Private Chamber
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Private Chamber The laird of Grant probably entertained close friends here on the first floor and had his bed on the second. Servants may have slept above. All In the Family The Grants were based in Strathspey, . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:13: The Stables
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Stables These walls may have echoed with the clatter of horses' hooves. Close to the gatehouse, this was the ideal spot for the castle's stables. Carrying a Heavy Load Riding horses or ‘coursours' carried nobles; pack . . .

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

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  • 12/09/18--18:22: Borden County Jail
  • Gail, Texas.
    Built of hand-hewn native stone from Gail Mountain, this jail planned for maximum security. Is one of the oldest jails in use in West Texas. Diebold Safe and Lock Co. was awarded the $4,500 contract in 1896. Behind two-foot . . .

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

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    La station de pilotage Le fleuve Saint-Laurent est une voie d'eau dangereuse. On sait que dès 1815, pour guider les navires vers Québec, plusieurs pilotes offrent leurs services depuis Pointe-au-Père, désignée alors comme . . .

    (Disasters • Man-Made Features • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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