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  • 12/10/18--10:53: "Civic Virtue"
  • Brooklyn, New York.
    "Civic Virtue" This sculpture is known as an allegorical personification: a story or set of abstract ideas symbolized by the human form. The youthful male figure represents Virtue: honest, incorruptible city government. The . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/10/18--17:48: Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent
  • Rimouski, Quebec.
    Le 9 avril 1869, suite à la Confédération, la première unité canadienne-française est formée; elle est composée de deux bataillons provisoires : celui du Témiscouata et celui de Rimouski. Le 1er novembre 1920, suite à . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:21: The Service Close
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Service Close In the 1300s, you would have seen men and women making and repairing clothes, heard wood being worked into furniture and smelt ale being brewed around here. The service close was sited away from the main . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:22: The Water Gate
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Water Gate This gate linked Urquhart to the outside world. When roads were almost nonexistent, it was easier for people to travel along the loch by boat. Everything the castle needed came through the water gate, . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:22: Ghosts of Urquhart’s Past
  • , United Kingdom.
    Ghosts of Urquhart’s Past Urquhart Castle is a jigsaw puzzle with most of the pieces missing. Walls have been demolished and new ones raised many times during the last 1,500 years. Timber buildings have rotted away . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:22: Doocot
  • , United Kingdom.
    Doocot This beehive-shaped home for pigeons was built in the 1500s torovide fresh meat and eggs during the harsh winter months. Four of its stone nesting boxes survive. John Grant was required to build a 'dove grove' under . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:22: Urquhart the Defiant
  • , United Kingdom.
    Urquhart the Defiant Urquhart was held by some of the most powerful men in medieval Scotland and forged a reputation as a virtually impregnable fortress during the Wars of Independence. A New Castle This is the oldest part . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:22: A Castle for All Seasons
  • , United Kingdom.
    A Castle for All Seasons Urquhart was transformed many times during its long history, shaped and reshaped by its owners' changing needs and circumstances. 1. The Pictish Hill Fort The first defences could date from before . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:23: Loch Ness and the Great Glen
  • , United Kingdom.
    Loch Ness and the Great Glen Urquhart guards the Great Glen, An Gleann Mòr in Gaelic, that runs 73 miles (117km) from coast to coast. People have sought to control this route since ancient times. The castle commands Loch . . .

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

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  • 12/10/18--20:23: Glen Urquhart War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    Ladich a’ Chlinne a thuit’san arach In Affectionate and grateful Memory of the Glen Urquhart Men Who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918 Major Ian Mackay. · Cap. John Urquhart. · Cap. James Ogilvie Grant Earl of Seafield · Lt . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/10/18--20:23: James Thomson
  • , United Kingdom.
    Cromarty Community Council Birthplace of James Thomson M.D. 1823 – 1854 A Good Samaritan to wounded enemy Russians at the Battle of Alma In the Crimean War

    (Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/18--10:17: McKamy Spring
  • Richardson, Texas.
    Before any European or American settlers entered Texas, Native American tribes passed through the Richardson area and likely camped around what is now known as McKamy Spring. These tribes met with settlers, one of the . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Atlanta, Georgia.
    On this corner stood the Auburn Avenue Branch Carnegie Library for African-Americans, from 1923 to the 1950s. Alic Dugged Carey, the first principal of Morris Brown University (now College), along with Dr. W.E.B. Dubois and . . .

    (African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/18--12:10: Camp Wayne
  • Richmond, Indiana.
    Civil War training camp for the then 5th Congressional District was located on the old fairgrounds. The 16th, 36th, 57th, 69th, 74th, 84th, and 124th regiments of Indiana Volunteers were organized and trained here.

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

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    , Croatia.
    Only the English text (right) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (left), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it. The palace was built in 1394 for the Split nobleman Cipriano de Ciprianis (C. Žaninic . . .

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

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  • 12/11/18--16:45: The Sulphur Spa
  • , Croatia.
    Only the English text (right) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (left), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it. This building of 1903 designed by Kamilo Toncic is an important specimen, with its . . .

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

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    , Croatia.
    A complex on the site of the one-time triclinium and the residential sector of Diocletian's Palace on which from the first half of the 15th century until 1884 the convent of the Split Poor Clares was located. This complex, . . .

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

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  • 12/11/18--18:45: HMS Natal
  • , United Kingdom.
    HMS Natal — A Naval warrior destroyed HMS Natal was a Warrior class Cruiser of 13,550 tons with a complement of 704 officers and men. She was launched at Barrow-in-Furness on 30th September 1905 and had a distinguished . . .

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

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  • 12/11/18--18:45: Dingwall Boer War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    Erected By The Officers Non-Commissioned Officers and Men Past and Present of the Seaforth Highlanders Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s In Memory of Their Comrades Who Lost Their Lives in South Africa 1899 – 1902 . . .

    (Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/11/18--18:46: Dingwall Great Wars Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    In Memory of Officers N.C.O’s and Men Of the Royal Burgh and Parish of Dingwall Who Fell in the Great Wars 1914 – 1918 And 1939 – 1945. How Bless’d How Glorious They Who Bravely Fall Their Lives Devoted At Their Country’s . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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