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  • 12/22/18--12:20: The Baird House
  • Van Nuys, California.
    Built in 1921 by Robert J. Baird, owner of a pioneering gardening business specializing in fruit and walnut trees. The Baird House was declared Los Angeles Historical Monument Number 203 in 1978.

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Los Angeles, California.
    In 1913, Edward A. Dickson, a 33-year-old Los Angeles business and civic leader, became the first Southern Californian appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. At that time, the only University of . . .

    (Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--12:52: James B. Dosher
  • Jacksboro, Texas.
    James B. Dosher moved to Texas in 1847 and served in Cureton's Company of the Texas Rangers. Discharged in 1848, he married Velma Eddings in 1851. They settled in Jack County in early 1855 and worked their farm south of . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--12:59: Ortega-Vigare Adobe
  • San Gabriel, California.
    Erected during mission days, 1792-1805. Second oldest adobe in this region. Originally 'L'-shaped, it is now only half its original size. In 1859, it became the property of Don Jean Vigare. In early 1860’s became San . . .

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

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    Cette ancre, de type amiral à jas mobile, fut prélevée de l'épave en 1993. D'un poids de six tonnes, e'était la plus petite du navire. This anchor, an Admiralty anchore with a movable stock, was recovered from the wreck in . . .

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

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  • 12/22/18--13:26: Los Robles
  • San Marino, California.
    This was the site of ‘Los Robles’, the 400 acre estate of Governor George Stoneman. Here in 1880 President Rutherford B. Hayes was entertained. The first schoolhouse in the San Gabriel Valley, California's first tennis club, . . .

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

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  • 12/22/18--13:36: Castillo de San Marcos
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    Castillo de San Marcos (English) Explore the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. For hundreds of years Castillo de San Marcos has watched over St. Augustine. From the upper gun deck, see how this massive . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--13:45: First Tavern in Springfield
  • Springfield, Ohio.
    This Marks the Site of The First Tavern in Springfield Near Which In 1808 A Permanent Peace Treaty Was Made By Simon Kenton and Others With the Indians

    (Native Americans • Peace • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--13:49: Skipjacks
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    Original work commissioned and owned by National Waterfront LC Installed March 2008 Brass, copper, aluminum The skipjack is the Maryland State Boat and is a sailing dredge boat, it is the last of the working sailboats that . . .

    (Animals • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--13:50: Triple Crown
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    Original work commissioned and owned by National Waterfront LC Installed March 2008 Brass, copper, aluminum This illustration pays tribute to the only father/son Triple Crown Winners, Gallant Fox (1930) and Omaha (1935). . . .

    (Animals • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--14:00: The Wall Street Journal
  • New York, New York.
    Charles H. Dow and Edward D. Jones first published The Wall Street Journal from a building here at 15 Wall Street on July 8, 1889. With a commitment to editorial excellence, The Wall Street Journal grew from a trade paper of . . .

    (Communications • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    America's Team Protecting Your Freedom ? Duty ? Honor ? Country ? [Plaque on side of stand:] As the senior service member of the United States military, the Army sculpture is located in the center of the America's Team . . .

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

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  • 12/22/18--18:22: Iwo Jima Monument
  • Cape Coral, Florida.
    This monument immortalizes the famous photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal during the American victory over Japan on the island of Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. One of the most iconic images of . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--18:27: "Maryland's Bounty"
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    [Panel 1:] Stained glass, clam, crab, and oyster mosaic Installed March 2008 Original work commissioned and owned by National Waterfront LC Cheryl Foster, Artist Nicie Jones has been picking crabs at J.M. Clayton Co. for . . .

    (African Americans • Animals • Waterways & Vessels • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--18:38: The First People
  • Forest Heights, Maryland.
    Europeans Make Contact "...heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation...here are mountains, hills, plains, valleys, rivers, and brookes, all running most pleasantly into a faire Bay compassed . . .

    (Exploration • Native Americans • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/18--18:52: Buddy Guy
  • Lettsworth, Louisiana.
    George “Buddy” Guy, one of the most dazzling performers in blues history, was born here in Lettsworth on July 30, 1936. His primary influences included local Louisiana musicians and many more who were born across the river . . .

    (Entertainment • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Freeport, New York.
    In 1836 two Sailing ships The Bristol & The Mexico were wrecked near Long Beach 215 died in these two wrecks 139 bodies are buried in a mass grave in Lynbrook, N.Y. called The Mariners Burial Ground Many Freeport men & . . .

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

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    Sewall's Point, Florida.
    In 1889, Capt. Henry Seawall and his wife, Abbie, settled on the peninsula that bears their name. Previously, the Sewall family inherited a third of the 16,000-acre Miles-Hanson Grant, awarded by the king of Spain in 1823. . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--04:02: A View from the Beginning
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    (see captions)

    (Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    Civil War St. Augustine Florida seceded from the Union in January 1861. Confederate troops then captured Fort Marion, which was built in St. Augustine in the late 1600s as Castillo de San Marcos. By early 1862, the fall of . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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