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  • 12/23/18--14:41: Bladensburg
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    During the War of 1812, the British threatened the city of Washington. American troops attempted to defend the Nation's Capital at the Battle of Bladensburg in Prince George's County. Unfortunately, the effort failed and . . .

    (War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--14:42: Clinton
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    After assassinating Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth fled on horseback to Prince George's County. He was aided by Mary Surratt and stopped at her tavern in Surrattsville (now known as Clinton). Though many today believe . . .

    (Notable Events • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    10 milles a l'ouest de Pointe au Pere le 27 novembre 1998 Capitaine Bastien Levesque 35 ans de Maria Julien Boudreau 35 ans de Carleton Carl Porlier 42 ans de Carleton Sebastien Lapointe 18 ans de Maria Frederic Desrosiers . . .

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

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    Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    1. Oxon Cove Farm & Oxon Hill Farm Explore farm life and how it's changed over time by visiting the outbuildings and animal pens of a working farm, taking a wagon ride, and by participating in hands-on activities and living . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--20:06: Archaeology at Oxon Hill
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    What To Find? "It's not what you find, it's what you find out." Anthropologist David Hurst Thomas Oxon Hill was a place with history; that much archaeologists knew when they set out to excavate. There had been buildings on . . .

    (Anthropology • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    The Archaeology of the Stadt Huys Block The Excavation of the Stadt Huys Block The first large scale archeological excavation in New York City was conducted on this block in 1979-80. The excavation yielded important cultural . . .

    (Anthropology • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--20:13: The Frenchwoman's Road
  • near Elliston, Montana.
    Constant Guyot built a toll road across the Continental Divide near here in 1867. Because it provided the most direct way over the mountains between Deer Lodge and Helena, it was a popular route for travelers. Guyot's wife . . .

    (Air & Space • Notable Events • Roads & Vehicles • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--20:17: The Tobacco Economy
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    At first, Maryland's early settlers had little to trade with England in return for tools, clothing, coffee, tea, sugar, rum, and other necessities and luxuries of life. Tobacco, which was in great demand in Europe, proved to . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--20:19: Crayton Cove
  • Naples, Florida.
    This "Back Bay" area was settled in 1915. As Naples' first sheltered mooring, it became the community center for the pioneers building the Tamiami Trail as well as the fishing industry. The first pharmacy, the first . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--20:21: The Naples Depot
  • Naples, Florida.
    Built in 1926, by the Seaboard Airline, the Naples Depot welcomed Naples' first passenger train in 1927. Services continued until 1971. Shortly thereafter the Tamiami Trail was completed. These two important infrastructures . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--20:24: American Stock Exchange
  • New York, New York.
    American Stock Exchange Building Exploring Lower Manhattan 86 Trinity Place, Starret & Van Vleck, architects, 1921, 1930 The American Stock Exchange traced its roots to the late 1790s. Throughout the 1800s, ambitious . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Garrison, Montana.
    . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--21:25: Munke Mølle / Monks' Mill
  • , Denmark.
    Her mellem Eventyrhaven og Munke Mose lå engang vandmollen Munke Mølle. Den blev anlagt i 1175 af benediktinermunke, som Erik Ejegod (Kong Knuds bror) havde hentet til Odense fra England. Munkene skulle varetage de mange . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--21:31: River View & Notley Hall
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    Two amusement parks developed on the Maryland side of the Potomac in the 1890s: one for blacks, and one for whites. Notley Hall was owned and operated by African-Americans. Black residents from Washington, D.C., visited the . . .

    (African Americans • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/18--21:33: The Barefoot Mailman
  • Hillsboro Beach, Florida.
    Before there were roads in South Florida, U.S. Mail carriers known collectively as "The Barefoot Mailman" risked their lives to deliver the mail. They traversed a 68 mile route - 20 by boat and 48 by foot - along the . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--21:42: Upper Marlboro
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    Well after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, tobacco remained Prince George's County's most important crop. Upper Marlboro, formed in 1706, and established as county seat in 1721, continued to be an important . . .

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

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  • 12/23/18--21:47: Edgar Street Greenstreet
  • New York, New York.
    Edgar Street Greenstreet This triangular greenstreet – a landscaped traffic island – stands at the southern juncture of Trinity Place and Greenwich Street a few blocks southwest of Trinity Church in lower Manhattan. It takes . . .

    (Colonial Era • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/24/18--09:55: Andrews Air Force Base
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    Since World War II, Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland has been known for its special mission — the air transport of senior U.S. government officials, foreign heads of state and other visiting dignitaries. . . .

    (Air & Space • Military • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    A black man named Anthony was among the first permanent settlers of New Sweden. He came to the colony from the West Indies in 1639 aboard the Swedish ship Vogel Grip. Records indicate that Black Anthony became a free man . . .

    (African Americans • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    By the mid-1700s, Prince George's County had the largest populations of slaves in the state — nearly half of its residents were enslaved Africans, most working on local tobacco plantations. The Civil War drastically changed . . .

    (African Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Sports • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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