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  • 12/24/18--10:09: Hyattsville
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    In the mid-19th century, C.C. Hyatt established a store and post office at the intersection of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and U.S. Route One. In the 1870s, Hyatt subdivided the surrounding farmland into housing lots, . . .

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

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  • 12/24/18--10:11: The Cherub Gate
  • New York, New York.
    The Cherub Gate The cherub above is a gift to Trinity Church from the Church of St. Mary le Bow in London which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1680 and was destroyed in an air raid on May 10, 1941. The cherub . . .

    (Churches & Religion • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/24/18--10:19: 1909 Last Spike Monument
  • Deer Lodge, Montana.
    The last spike of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad’s (better known as the Milwaukee Road) Puget Sound Extension connecting Chicago to Seattle was driven near Gold Creek, Montana some 17 miles west of . . .

    (Notable Events • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/24/18--10:35: "Curbstone Brokers"
  • New York, New York.
    For more than a century, the outdoor brokers, predecessors of the American Stock Exchange, conducted a marketplace on the curbstones of the Financial District, serving investors and aiding the nation’s industrial growth. . . .

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

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  • 12/24/18--10:37: One Hundredth Anniversary
  • Elka Park, New York.
    This tablet commemorates the hundredth anniversary of New York State's Forest Preserve. The surrounding mountains, streams, and woodlands remain a legacy from the past protected by the constitution of New York State. They . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/24/18--10:41: College Park
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    The College Park Airport — the world's oldest continuously operating airport — was founded by the Wright Brothers in 1909 as the first flying school for military aviators. In accordance with their Army contract, Wilbur . . .

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

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    Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    In 1790, Prince George's County, along with the Commonwealth of Virginia, relinquished most of the land for the ten-mile square that would become Washington, D.C., the new Nation's Capital. George Washington chose a site on . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/24/18--10:54: The Founding of Maryland
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    "From this we went to Piscataway, where all flew to arms. About five hundred men, equipped with bows, stood on the shore with their chieftain. Signs of peace given them, the chief, laying aside his apprehensions, came on . . .

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

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  • 12/24/18--10:58: Potomac Fisheries
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    "[Fish were] lying so thicke with their heads above water, (that) for want of nets, we attempted to catch them with a frying pan" -Captain John Smith, 1608 The Potomac River has long been a fine place to "go fishin'," . . .

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

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  • 12/24/18--11:01: Working to Improve the River
  • Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    In the mid-1960s, the water quality of the Potomac River was unhealthy. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson called the river a "national disgrace." Development and public neglect had allowed the river to become polluted with . . .

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

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    Oxon Hill, Maryland.
    By his written account, the English Captain John Smith, a leader of the Jamestown settlement, was the first European to sail the Potomac, reaching Little Falls just north of Georgetown. His goal was to chart the Chesapeake . . .

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

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  • 12/24/18--11:11: A New Nation's Capital
  • Fort Washington, Maryland.
    Following the Revolutionary War, the task of locating the capital of the new nation fell to George Washington. He traveled widely investigating other options, such as Philadelphia and Trenton, but ultimately returned to . . .

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

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  • 12/24/18--11:47: Bethelskibet / Bethel Ship
  • , Denmark.
    Her lå Bethelskibet det blev afløst af sømandshjemmet bethel Nyhavn 22 Indviet 18. marts 1906 - (English translation:) The missionary ship "Bethel" was located here. It was replaced by the Bethel Seamens' Home at Nyhavn . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    a l'est de Pointe au Pere le 14 mai 1952 CHS Noel Bernier capt 32 ans · Lucien Verreault 34 ans Enoch Bernier 28 ans · Marius Parent 21 ans Real Bernier 25 ans · Normand Beaudoin 21 ans Francois Langelier 32 ans · Arthur . . .

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

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    [De face/Front] Pointe-au-Père Mat. 2er Francoeur Lorenzo 26 ans M.M. S.S. Nereus 10 déc. 1941 Steward Francoeur Pierre Emile 28 ans M.N. S.S. Nereus 10 déc. 1941 Mat. 2er Fréchette Jean Baptiste Roland 31 ans M.N. M.V. . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rimouski, Quebec.
    Pointe-au-Père fut un véritable laboratoire d'expérimentations sonores. On y testait différents signaux sonores avant de les mettre en place dans d'autres stations de phares canadiennes. Le hangar de la corne de brume . . .

    (Communications • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lettsworth, Louisiana.
    Buddy Guy was born July 30, 1936. in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He worked at LSU facilities services department before leaving to pursue a music career. On September 25, 1957 he boarded a train in New Orleans, Louisiana and . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/25/18--10:23: Bienvenue / Welcome
  • Rimouski, Quebec.
    Bienvenue au lieu historique national du Phare-de-Pointe-au-Père De 1859 à 1997, les signaux lumineux et sonores du phare de Pointe-au-Père ont guidé des milliers de navires. Ce lieu a aussi accueilli la station officielle . . .

    (Communications • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/25/18--11:33: James Joyce Pub Award
  • New York, New York.
    This pub has been granted the James Joyce Pub Award for being an authentic Irish pub. ‘A good puzzle would be to cross Ireland without passing a pub.’ Ulysses James Joyce identified and described the characteristic ambience . . .

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

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  • 12/25/18--11:36: Electrified Railroad
  • Deer Lodge, Montana.
    The Anaconda Company’s Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway converted from steam to electric locomotives in 1914. Aware of Anaconda’s success, Milwaukee electrified its Rocky Mountain division between Harlowton through Deer . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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