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  • 12/18/18--14:49: Purple Heart Memorial
  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime. . . .

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

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  • 12/18/18--15:55: Gordon A. Hufnagle Park
  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to the memory of Gordon Hufnagle, Public Safety Director, who lost his life while attempting the rescue of Lewisburg citizens on June 22, 1972.

    (Charity & Public Work • Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/18/18--17:10: Indianapolis Propylaeum
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Led by suffragist and educator, May Wright Sewall, the Indianapolis Propylaeum incorporated as an association in 1888 to provide educational opportunities and a meeting place for cultural and civic clubs. In 1891, the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/18/18--19:55: Stromness Lifeboat Station
  • , United Kingdom.
    ( panel 1 ) Violet, Dorothy and Kathleen ON-1236 (17-16) Severn class lifeboat The Severn class all-weather lifeboat is the largest in the RNU fleet. Severn class lifeboats are allocated to stations where they can lie afloat . . .

    (Heroes • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/18/18--19:55: Nybster Broch
  • , United Kingdom.
    Brochs: Beacons of Belonging You are standing in one of the most important archaeological landscapes in Britain. Scan the horizon. You are surrounded by history: old harbours, houses and burials. As you move around the . . .

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

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  • 12/18/18--19:55: Warth Hill Viewpoint
  • , United Kingdom.
    Warth Hill Viewpoint Warth Hill Viewpoint For 5000 years people have settled in the land stretching before you, leaving signs of their burials in the chamibered cairns found on the island of Stroma and on the summit of Warth . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--10:30: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Route of main road west until 1799.

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

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  • 12/19/18--10:36: State Armory
  • Springfield, Massachusetts.
    The Springfield Armory was built in 1895 for the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The building was designed by architects Robert Wait and Amos Cutter from Boston, who were responsible for many county courthouses and state . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--10:37: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    First road between Albany and Schenectady c. 1663.

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

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  • 12/19/18--10:40: Issac J. Truax Tavern
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Site of a 18th Century tavern on the King’s Highway.

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--10:41: Truax Burial Grounds
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Issac Truax and Isaac Jr., two innkeepers on the King’s Highway buried here.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--10:43: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    The route of the King’s Highway. George Washington rode over this road to Schenectady in 1786

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--10:44: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    The main route west until 1799.

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--10:46: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Military road during the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars

    (Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--10:49: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Became wagon road about 1663

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

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  • 12/19/18--10:52: The King’s Highway
  • Schenectady, New York.
    First Dutch road between Albany and Schenectady c. 1663

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

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  • 12/19/18--11:24: Wilbur Cherry
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Served in the Texas Army, 1836. Purchased the Galveston News 1843. Born in New Haven, N. Y. January 4, 1820; Died June 12, 1873. His wife Catherine Crosby French Cherry Born in Sligo, Ireland, February 22, 1826; Died . . .

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

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  • 12/19/18--11:29: David Ayers
  • Galveston, Texas.
    A veteran of the War of 1812, David Ayers brought his family to Texas in 1833. On behalf of the American Bible Society, they distributed bibles to new settlers. Settling first in San Patricio, Ayers moved to Washington . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/19/18--11:31: Bernard Moore Temple
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Virginia-born B. M. Temple served in the Confederate army during the Civil War (1861-1865), then moved west to begin a noted career in civil engineering. As Chief Engineer for the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, . . .

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

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