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  • 12/26/18--21:57: Meacham Field
  • Key West, Florida.
    The first regularly-scheduled international flight by a United States airline was made from here to Havana Oct. 28, 1927. This inaugurated Pan American World Airways, which later spread through the Caribbean, around South . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/26/18--22:04: Vestal Hotel
  • Graham, North Carolina.
    One of the few original hotel buildings of this era still standing in North Carolina

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/26/18--22:07: Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse
  • Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
    The Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse was built from 1851 – 1853 by members of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who in 1846 purchased the 2,000 acre Woodlawn tract as the means to “establish a free-labor colony in a . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--06:05: First Ice Factory in Texas
  • Jefferson, Texas.
    Site of the First Ice Factory In Texas Established by Boyle and Scott about 1875. Sold ice at ten cents per pound, B.J. Benefield delivered it. The plant was later moved to Harrisburg.

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

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  • 12/27/18--08:05: Early Bell Foundry
  • Kellyville, Texas.
    Site of an Early Bell Foundry From a log blacksmith shop in 1854 grew a bell foundry owned by G. A. Kelly which manufactured cowbells widely used by pioneer ox-team freighters. Later the Kelly plow, one of the first modern . . .

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

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  • 12/27/18--15:55: Potomac Connections
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    George Washington lived in and traveled from this region, pursuing his dream of westward expansion—to connect the Atlantic Seaboard with the frontier West. His efforts to use the Potomac River as a commercial artery . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--15:57: The Ace in the Hole
  • Monarch, Montana.
    Montana may seem a long way from international events, yet it was once in the forefront of a confrontation between the United States and Soviet Union. In October 1962, American President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier . . .

    (Air & Space • Military • Notable Events • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Key West, Florida.
    Captain Phillip L. Cosgrove, Sr., commanded the U.S. lighthouse tender Mangrove, the first rescue ship to aid victims of the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor. This house, acquired by Cosgrove in 1871, . . .

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

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  • 12/27/18--16:03: Glendora Bougainvillea
  • Glendora, California.
    Planted in 1901 by the R.W. Hamlins, early citrus growers, the Glendora bougainvillea is the largest growth of this exotic plant in the United States. The parent stock was brought to California by a whaling ship about 1870, . . .

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

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  • 12/27/18--16:09: Explore Historic Huntley
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    Cool Breezes on the hilltop provide relief form the summer heat and tempt you to relax while taking in the expansive view. From the top you can see Maryland, Ft. Belvoir and the forested oasis of Huntley Meadows Park. In . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--16:11: American Jewish Tercentenary
  • New York, New York.
    Erected by the State of New York to honor the memory of the twenty three men women & children who landed in September 1654 and founded the first Jewish community in North America American Jewish Tercentenary 1654-1954

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--16:15: Footpath
  • Jefferson Heights, New York.
    From old Indian fort called Casteel Hoogte to Coxsackie

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

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  • 12/27/18--16:16: Pioneer Mine
  • Ely, Minnesota.
    The Pioneer Vermilion Iron Mining Company opened the Pioneer Mine in 1888 and began shipping ore the following year. When Oliver Iron Mining Company leased the Pioneer in 1898, it was producing over 500,000 tons annually. . . .

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

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  • 12/27/18--17:38: The Smith River Valley
  • near White Sulphur Springs, Montana.
    The mountains to the west are the Big Belts, and those to the east the Castle Mountains. The gulches draining the west slope of the Big Belts were famous in the ‘60s and ‘70s for their gold placer diggings. Montana Bar in . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--17:42: Capt. Joseph Allen
  • Jefferson Heights, New York.
    House built in 1814 by Capt. Joseph Allen, sea captain during the Revolution

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--17:46: Pioneer Mine A Shaft
  • Ely, Minnesota.
    The Pioneer Mine began operation in 1888. Shafts No. 1 and No. 2 were abandoned and replaced by vertical A Shaft, which was sunk in 1909 and in 1943 an incline from 8th level to surface was completed. Men, timber for support . . .

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

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  • 12/27/18--17:49: Uncle Sam Bridge
  • Catskill, New York.
    Samuel Wilson, whose named inspired national symbol “Uncle Sam” lived nearby from 1817-1822

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--17:52: Uncle Sam
  • Catskill, New York.
    Samuel Wilson, “Uncle Sam” the official symbol of the United States, lived here 1817-1823

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

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  • 12/27/18--17:57: Martin Van Buren
  • Catskill, New York.
    8th President of the U.S. was married in this house to Hannah Hoes in 1807. House built in 1797

    (Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/27/18--18:01: Stone House
  • Catskill, New York.
    Built in 1762 by Lieut. Col. Cornelis Dubois. Surrender of Cornwallis celebrated here

    (Architecture • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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