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  • 12/15/18--10:42: William Bartram Trail
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    In 1765, William Bartram, famed Colonial Naturalist visited the Coquina Quarry & recorded the flora & fauna of the area. Erected by The Presidents Council of Garden Clubs & St. Johns County Inc. & Gaillardia, Dianthus, . . .

    (Colonial Era • Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    Fortress Facelift (English) Through treaty, Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1821. Built to defend the city, the Castillo remained a defensive post when ownership changed. Renamed Fort Marion, the Americans made . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    This tablet marks the site of the first habitations of white men on the island of Manhattan. Adrian Block Commander of the “Tiger” erected here four houses or huts after his vessel was burned November 1613 He built the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    Saving the Seawall (English) Hurricanes, waves, and rain have weakened the fort's historic 1840s seawall. In 2011, the National Park Service created a living seawall using coquina boulders. Silt filling the space between . . .

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

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  • 12/15/18--10:56: Angus McDearmid
  • Ballston, New York.
    Banished from Scotland. British and Indians visited on eve of 1780 invasion. Angus saw demon apparition, hence Devil’s Lane - 1786.

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/18--11:13: John Street
  • New York, New York.
    John Street Named in honor of John Harpendingh, a tanner whose homestead was situated at the corner of Maiden Lane and Broadway. He was a public-spirited citizen who owned considerable land in this vicinity – a portion of . . .

    (Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/18--11:40: Invincible? / ¿Invencible?
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    (English)) Invincible? After marching through miles of wilderness, the Castillo is within sight, seemingly close. But can it be taken? A treacherous obstacle course of rising slopes (glacis), low walls (covered way), and a . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Denmark.
    Bygningen blev opført i 1856-1861 med Johan Daniel Herholdt (1818-1902) som arkitekt. Den skulle rumme universitetets bibliotek, som blev grundlagt i 1482. Bygningen blev gennemgribende restaureret i 1996-97 ved kgl. . . .

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

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    Roby, Texas.
    When the Texas Legislature created Fisher County in 1876, there were no permanent settlements in the area. As a result, the county was linked with Shackelford and Nolan Counties for judicial purposes. By 1885, enough . . .

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

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  • 12/15/18--11:47: Fisher County
  • Roby, Texas.
    Site of old Indian trail from Mexico to settlements on Texas frontier. In this region in 1856, Colonel Robert E. Lee, then commanding the famed U.S. Second Cavalry (and later General-in-Chief of the Confederate Army), . . .

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

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    Indianapolis, Indiana.
    By 1886, artist T.C. Steele resided here on estate called Tinker or Talbott property. By 1887, he built a studio on the grounds and opened it to the public. He taught classes, exhibited work, and helped advance the quality . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    Avec la construction de son quai en eau profonde en 1902, SAVIEZ-VOUS QUE Pointe-au-Père devint rapidement un poste de pilotage de 1906 à 1959? Par ailleurs, SAVIEZ-VOUS QUE la station Marconi fut en service de 1908 . . .

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

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    Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
    In Memory of Lester R. Ruhl, W W I, and dedicated to the men and women of First Lutheran Church who served in all wars of the USA.

    (Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/18--17:59: Story of Little Log House
  • Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
    The existence of this log house was unknown for many years because it was concealed within a large two-story frame house built over the years around the original log house. In 2002, plans were under way to demolish the . . .

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

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    Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
    First floor room arrangement of Mifflinburg's log house Heating and cooking in this log house differs from typical layouts. No signs of framing for such a large fireplace was found. Rather, a small 8" diameter pipe hole, . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/18--18:30: Preparing the Logs
  • Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
    1 - Making a chalk-line on the log · Cord reel with chalk · "Twang" a chalked squaring cord on bark. · Cross-section of log: gray shows hewn area 2 - "Scoring to the Line" · Standing on the log with a long-handled felling . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/18--18:57: Early Axes
  • Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
    Broad Axe for hewing a square beam [Drawing showing difference with an] Axe for felling and chopping a tree Three Major Broad Axe Types · American - Broad Axe with Poll · English - Polless Broad Axe · German - Goosewing . . .

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

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  • 12/15/18--19:16: The First Settlement - 1635
  • Concord, Massachusetts.
    Westward to the meetinghouse along the sunny slope of this ridge the settlers of Concord built their first dwellings.

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
    Historical records... a) land deeds b) tax assessment records c) church records d) Sandborn fire maps e) local atlas/old maps f) census records Types of Wood in Logs... oak, white pine and hemlock— yellow pine and chestnut . . .

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

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  • 12/15/18--19:30: Founding of Irapuato
  • , Mexico.
    Pueblo y autoridades en comunión de agradecimiento, orgullo y compromiso continuado A Irapuato en sus 450 tradicionales años de vida, Irapuato Gto., febrero 15 de 1997 H. Ayuntamiento 1995-1997 Lic. Jose Aben Amar Gonzalez . . .

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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