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    Galveston, Texas.
    A man of strong principle who carried a gun in one pocket and a Bible in the other, Burnet acted as a cohesive force in the chaotic days of early Texas independence, though his dour, quick-tempered disposition kept him from . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Politics • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--18:57: William Cameron
  • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    Through the generosity of Squire Wm. Cameron, he presented to the Borough of Lewisburg $10,000 for the purchase of a steam powered fire engine made by the Silsby Co. In honor of this generous gift, the present fire company, . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/18--19:03: Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
  • Richmond, Texas.
    Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar • The Father of Education in Texas • Born in Georgia August 16, 1798 • Founded the Columbus Enquirer • Came to Texas in 1836 • He commanded the cavalry at the Battle of San Jacinto • Served . . .

    (Education • Politics • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--09:58: California Quadrangle
  • San Diego, California.
    Built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the Plaza de California and its surrounding buildings created a grand entrance to the Exposition, announced by the ornate west archway. The California Building and Tower stand . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:15: A Hairy Legend
  • Canaseraga, New York.
    First sighted Aug 18, 1926 hairy women of Klipnocky, once young girls, inhabit this forest, waiting for their parents' return.

    (Anthropology) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:26: Chugnut
  • Vestal, New York.
    Native American village near mouth of Big Choconut Creek. Destroyed by General Enoch Poor August 18, 1779, Clinton-Sullivan Campaign.

    (Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:28: Heber C. Kimball
  • Bountiful, Utah.
    Heber C. Kimball was born on June 14, 1801 to Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding Kimball in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont. He married Vilate Murray on November 7, 1822. Kimball was converted to The Church of . . .

    (Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:30: Daniel Davis
  • Bountiful, Utah.
    Daniel Davis was born on December 18, 1808, in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, the third child of Wells Davis and Mary Kelly Davis. As a young man Davis traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was converted to The . . .

    (Architecture • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:31: George Quinn McNeil
  • Bountiful, Utah.
    George Quinn McNeil was born to John McNeil and Mary Jane Quinn McNeil on January 4, 1865, in Bountiful, Utah. He married Adriane Marie Thomas on August 15, 1888. They lived on the family farm located on the southeast side . . .

    (Animals • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:34: Drovers Inn
  • Vestal, New York.
    1844 inn built by John and Jacob Rounds as stopover for drovers. Scene of many political discussions. Rounds home after 1855.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:41: Lopez Station
  • Granada Hills, California.
    Near this site of the Los Angeles Dam and reservoir were located a Butterfield Stage station, 1861 - 1874; San Fernando Valley’s first English-speaking school, 1860 - 1883; and its first post office, 1869 - 1874.

    (Education • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:45: The Cotton Exchange
  • New York, New York.
    The Cotton Exchange Built in 1923 by the well-known architect Donn Barber, this building was revolutionary in many ways. Instead of placing the trading floor at street level, Barber placed it at the top. He canopied it with . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    The Seawall in St. Augustine History St. Augustine's history has been shaped by the sea since its founding in 1565. Over the centuries, colonial explorers, pirates, and seafaring merchants have found their way into Matanzas . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    Old World Showdown (English) One of the first colonial conflicts between European nations happened near here in 1565. Spain had already claimed Florida when France established Fort Caroline near present-day Jacksonville. . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--10:55: Massacre by Menendez
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    Massacre by Menendez of Ribault and his men September 1565

    (Colonial Era • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    Crumbling Coquina (English) Fort Matanzas was built using coquina, a local limestone. This porous limestone is made from millions of seashells pressed together for thousands of years. The Spanish coated the fort walls with . . .

    (Architecture • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--11:11: Monorail
  • East Patchogue, New York.
    Site of Boynton's Bicycle Railroad. Two mile electrified track ran from Hagerman to Great South Bay in 1890s. Dismantled 1904.

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--11:20: Big Elk Chapel
  • near Elkton, Maryland.
    Big Elk Methodist Episcopal Church, known as the Big Elk Chapel, is located at Flounders Corner on a parcel of land originally part of the New Munster Tract. In 1877 the Rev. John France of Cherry Hill Methodist Episcopal . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--11:29: L.I. Motor Parkway
  • Lake Ronkonkoma, New York.
    Early road built exclusively for automobiles eastern terminus completed in 1911 to Ronkonkoma Lake

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/21/18--11:37: The Leatherman
  • Ossining, New York.
    For no known reason from 1883 to 1889 he trod a 365 mile loop every 34 days between NY and CT clad in 60 lbs of leather.

    (Anthropology) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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