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  • 12/23/18--04:20: A National Cemetery System
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury . . .

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

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    Somers, Montana.
    In 1901, Great Northern Railway tycoon James J. Hill and local businessman John O'Brien joined forces to build and operate a 11-mile railroad line to a saw-mill on the north shore of Flathead Lake. Hill built this spur line . . .

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

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    Forest Heights, Maryland.
    A Plantation Society Settlers to the New World came in search of gold, but what they found was a rugged landscape whose humbler natural resources would prove to be the greatest source of wealth. Timber, furs, and metal ores . . .

    (Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--12:56: Harney's Point
  • Cape Coral, Florida.
    Near here on the Caloosahatchee River a band of 160 Indians attacked the Fort and Trading Post at four o'clock on the morning of July 23, 1839. In the raid led by Chief Chekaika of the Spanish Indians, thirteen soldiers died . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--12:58: Howse House
  • Somers, Montana.
    Hudson Bay Company (HBC) agent Joseph Howse built a trading post just north of here in 1810, the first European settlement in the valley north of Flathead Lake. Described as “adventurous, tough, and intelligent,” Howse . . .

    (Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--13:02: Africans Becoming Americans
  • Forest Heights, Maryland.
    Durante Vita From the day the colony was founded in 1634, enslaved Africans played an important role in the history and development of Maryland and Prince George's County. As skilled laborers, artisans, and farmhands, the . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--13:07: The Naples Canal
  • Naples, Florida.
    The Naples Canal was a monumental prehistoric construction achievement. It was 4,150 feet long (0.8 miles) and bisected an area between the Gulf of Mexico and Naples Bay. The Naples Canal was dug perhaps as early as A.D. 200 . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    Birthplace of Columbia University In 1752 Trinity Church gave a grant of land for a new college. On July 17, 1754, the first class of King’s College, which was to become Columbia University, met in the schoolhouse of Trinity . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--13:18: Charlton
  • Charlton, New York.
    Historic District Boundary. Thomas Brown settled here in 1786

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

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  • 12/23/18--13:21: The Alexandria Waterfront
  • Fort Washington, Maryland.
    Public warehouses for the receiving and inspection of tobacco were built in 1730 near the foot of present day Oronoco Street, and became the core around which grew the port of Alexandria. The city was founded in 1749 and . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--13:25: Ward Hotel
  • Thompson Falls, Montana.
    Edward Donlan, who built this building as the Ward Hotel in 1907-1908, was significant in Thompson Falls history. At age twelve, the Canadian boy of Irish descent left home and went to work. Laying track south of Neihart . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--13:29: The Naples Depot
  • Naples, Florida.
    The Naples Depot, which was completed in 1927, is one of the oldest remaining structures in the City of Naples. The Depot was built to serve as the Seaboard Air Line Railway's southern-most west coast terminal. The coming of . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--13:38: Laurel
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    Laurel was unique in old Prince George's because the town's wealth came from cotton mills, iron foundries, and small industries, rather than tobacco. The Laurel Cotton Mill, the principal industry in Laurel during the early . . .

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

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    Bonita Springs, Florida.
    This school contains two historic building and is a rare example of a historical school that continues to serve its original function. The rural village of Bonita Springs, originally called Survey, grew during the Florida . . .

    (Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Forest Heights, Maryland.
    A cupola used to ornament the top of this house in the old days, where it was pleasant to sit on summer evenings and watch the sun set over the hills back of Alexandria...with the broad Potomac flowing between. The view is . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--13:55: Pikesville
  • near Flippin, Kentucky.
    The proprietary town of "Pikesville" was established here with 10 streets and public square in August, 1818, east of Pikesville Branch and north of "Old Pikeville Rd" on 75 acres of land granted to Thomas Flippin in 1798. . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--13:58: Daniel Boone Was Here
  • near Flippin, Kentucky.
    South of "Old Pikeville Rd" and Thomas Flippin's land was a military grant of 1,800 acres awarded to Virginia Navy Captain Thomas Lilly for his service in the American Revolutionary War, assigned to Charles Copland (1,442 . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--14:01: After the Addisons
  • Forest Heights, Maryland.
    The Berry Years Prosperous planter Zachariah Berry owned thousands of acres in Prince George's County before purchasing Oxon Hill Manor from the Addison Family in 1810. Little is known about his activity on the . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--14:26: Piscataway
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    At the time of the first European contact, the indigenous people of Southern Maryland were united in a loose group of villages known to the English as the Piscataway Confederation. Their paramount chief, or Tayac, lived in a . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--14:34: The Nation's River
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    The Potomac River was a current that ran through George Washington's life and through the early history of this country. Born downstream at Pope's Creek Plantation, Washington lived most of his life along the Potomac's . . .

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

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