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  • 12/19/18--19:45: Login’s Inn
  • , United Kingdom.
    Former Login’s Inn Birthplace of Sir John Login 1809 – 1863 Guardian of Duleep Singh Deposed Maharaja of The Punjab

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

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  • 12/19/18--19:45: Login’s Well
  • , United Kingdom.
    Login’s Well There Watered Here The Hudson’s Bay Coy’s Ships 1670 – 1891 Capt. Cook’s Vessels Resolution and Discovery 1780 Sir John Franklin’s Ships Erebus and Terror On Arctic Exploration 1845 Also the Merchant Vessels Of . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--10:02: Galveston: Gateway to Texas
  • Galveston, Texas.
    From the time of the earliest documented history, the Gulf of Mexico has been the main point of entry into Texas. Some settlers of the 1820s even came by keelboat, going ashore along the way to kill game, in the same way an . . .

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

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    Galveston, Texas.
    Unregulated entry of immigrants through the Port of Galveston in the late 1830s greatly contributed to local outbreaks of yellow fever and other communicable diseases. The young city instituted quarantine measures in 1839 . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--10:05: The Rev. Henry P. Young
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Born Heinrich P. Jung in Germany in 1817, the Rev. Henry P. Young began a Methodist ministry in Galveston in 1846. That year he founded the first Society of German Methodists in Texas. From 1849 to 1855 he rode a mission . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Key West, Florida.
    The cigar industry of Key West dates from 1831, when the first cigar factory was established. After the 1868 Cuban War of Independence, Key West’s cigar manufacturing industry boomed, reaching its zenith at the turn of the . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--10:08: William Tennant Austin
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Born in Connecticut. Moved to Texas in 1829. Took part in Texas Revolution, participating in Siege of Bexar, 1835. Served as aide to Stephen F. Austin, "The Father of Texas" (a distant relative), Gens. Edward Burleson and . . .

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

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    Key West, Florida.
    William J. Curry, born on Green Turtle Key in the Bahamas in 1821, immigrated to Key West in 1837. Curry homesteaded this lot in 1852 and was Key West’s leading merchant for forty years. Wm. Curry Sons’ maritime business . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--10:18: United States Weather Bureau
  • Key West, Florida.
    On February 9, 1870, a joint Congressional resolution authorized a national weather service. As one of the original observation stations, Key West was critical for weather forecasters. The Department of Agriculture purchased . . .

    (Architecture • Environment • Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--10:21: State Road 4A
  • Cudjoe Key, Florida.
    The first Overseas Highway, also known as State Road 4A (SR 4A), consisted of two roadway segments both completed by 1928. One spanned from Key West to No Name Key, and the other from Key Largo to Upper Matecumbe Key. . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--10:26: Shippey House
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    Residence of Judge Frederick Bleeker Shippey Broward County's second appointed Judge servicing from 1920 to 1933. He was most often sought out to perform marriages to notables and celebrities

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--10:31: Cooley's Massacre
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    This monument marks the site of the William Cooley plantation. Cooley arrived here in 1824 and soon became the leader of the small settlement that grew along the New River. On January 6, 1836, local Indians attacked Cooley's . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--10:36: City of Coral Gables
  • Coral Gables, Florida.
    Incorporated April 29, 1925 Originated in 1898 as the Plantation of Reverend S.G. Merrick Founded and building begun by George E. Merrick November 1921

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--10:40: GFWC Coco Plum Woman's Club
  • Coral Gables, Florida.
    (Side 1) Pioneer women from distant urban areas were lonely and isolated in the pines and palmettos of South Florida. On February 14, 1912, six of them met at Eleanor Jordan’s home and founded the Coco Plum Thimble Club. . . .

    (Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Ft. Myers, Florida.
    During World War II, nearly 50,000 soldiers earned their wings as aerial gunners at the Buckingham Army Air Field’s (BAAF) Flexible Gunnery School. As one of only six gunnery schools in the United States, BAAF was in . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--11:02: Buckingham Army Air Field
  • Lehigh Acres, Florida.
    Early in 1942, the United States Government leased 6,500 acres of mostly brush, palmetto trees, and in some places pine stumps left from previous logging operations, to establish a flexible gunnery training school on this . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--11:05: Fort Deposit Trail
  • New Hope, Alabama.
    October, 1813, the Creek Civil War was threatening settlers in the Mississippi Territory. Governor William Blount of Tennessee called up 5,000 volunteers to protect the white population. Andre Jackson's soldiers followed a . . .

    (War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--11:10: King-Cromartie House
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    In 1907, Edwin T. King, the town's first builder, a boatwright and an early citrus grower, built his third home on the south bank of the New River near what is now US 1. It remained the King family home until 1968. King's . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--16:04: Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous
  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    Born in Chester, Connecticut, January 10, 1825. Died at Jackson Summit Pa, June 26, 1894. ————•———— Graduated from Rochester University 1852, Theological Seminary 1854. Same year went as a Missionary to Burma. His health . . .

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

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  • 12/20/18--18:45: SS Selma
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Steel shortages during World War I led the U.S. to build experimental concrete ships, the largest of which was the SS Selma, today partially submerged in Galveston Bay and visible from this site. It was built in Mobile, . . .

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

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