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  • 12/30/18--08:03: Casa de San Pedro
  • San Pedro, California.
    The first known commercial structure on the shore of San Pedro Bay was built here in 1823 by the trading firm of McCulloch & Hartnell to store cattle hides from the San Gabriel and San Fernando Missions. Richard Henry Dana . . .

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

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  • 12/30/18--08:07: Santa Rosa Rancho
  • Murrieta, California.
    This historic site was granted by Governor Pio Pico to Juan Moreno in 1846. The rancho is a prime example of human history in Southern California. Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans occupied this area . . .

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

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  • 12/30/18--08:12: La Casa de Carrion
  • La Verne, California.
    This house, built in 1868 by Saturino Carrion, was restored in 1951 by Paul E. Traweek. California Registered Historical Landmark No. 386.

    (Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--10:38: Parish Courthouse
  • Franklinton, Louisiana.
    Barn 100 feet east marks site of first justice seat for Washington Parish. It served as Courthouse from March 1820, until removed to present site in 1823, with Col. Thomas C. Warner as presiding judge.

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

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    Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Area includes subdivisions platted 1865 and 1871; most intact neighborhood associated with city’s African-American population. Numerous prominent citizens lived in area, including attorney and civic leader Freeman B. Ransom . . .

    (African Americans • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--12:46: Historic Ransom Place
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Ransom Place, established in 1887, was named after Freeman B. Ransom, prominent attorney, civic activist, and business leader in the Indianapolis African-American community. Ransom Place was the first African-American . . .

    (African Americans • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--13:25: James Overall
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Overall, a free African American, sold his properties in Corydon, moved with his family to Indianapolis by 1830, and bought land near here 1832. He became a leader in small black community and played active role in growth of . . .

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

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  • 12/30/18--14:15: Senate Avenue YMCA
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    African-American leaders formed the Young Men’s Prayer Band in 1900. It became a branch of the city YMCA by 1910. Black and white leaders helped raise funds for a new building here, which opened as the Senate Avenue YMCA in . . .

    (African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--18:18: St. Vincent’s Infirmary
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Bishop Francis Silas Chatard began work to open an infirmary here in St. Joseph’s Seminary by 1878. Many local residents and physicians opposed the infirmary, fearing the spread of disease. The Daughters of Charity St. . . .

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

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  • 12/30/18--19:09: Green and pleasant land
  • , United Kingdom.
    Green and pleasant land Cluaintean glas is sìtheil As you arrived in Elphin, did you notice that the grass looks greener here? This is because the rock under the soil is limestone, which makes the ground more fertile than . . .

    (Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--19:10: Deep freeze mountains
  • , United Kingdom.
    Deep freeze mountains Chan e fuar-bheann ach reothte Picture the scene here 25,000 years ago … All you'd have seen was a great expanse of ice covering even the highest mountains and flowing far out to the west, beyond the . . .

    (Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--19:10: Ullapool War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    1914 – 1918 To The Glory of God and in Honoured Memory of The Men of Ullapool and surrounding District who fell in the Great War Dileas Guiseppe Bas Kings R.R. Corps Pte. Alexander MacRae Loyal Scouts Sgt. Murdo robertson . . .

    (War, World II • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--19:10: Corrieshalloch Gorge
  • , United Kingdom.
    Exploring Corrieshalloch Gorge The thundering River Droma plunges over 100m down through the most impressive slot-gorge in Britain. The forces of nature alone have created this incredible site. A slot-gorge is an extremely . . .

    (Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--19:10: Contin War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    “Is e dia ar Tearmunn” To the Glory of God & in Memory of our Sons, our Brothers, and Our Friends from this parish who fell in the Great War — 1914 – 1919 Somerset Yeomanry — Captain Robert Ernest English, Scatwell 7th . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    To the Glory of God and in Grateful Remembrance of the Officers, Non. Com. Officers and Men From the Parish of Urqurhart (Ross) Who Gave Their Lives For King and Country In the Great Wars 1914 — 1919. 1939 — 1945. Erected by . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/30/18--19:11: Muir of Ord
  • , United Kingdom.
    Muir of Ord "Am Blair Mhor" the Gaelic for Muir of Ord, means a ‘large clear level place' which is easy to be seen on the approach from Beauly. And it was this level space or Muir which was the site of the largest cattle . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--05:23: Vale Cemetery
  • Schenectady, New York.
    A rural cemetery est. 1857. At rest are early settlers, veterans, notable women, politicians, industrialists, African-Americans, inventors

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--05:26: Union College
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Charter granted 1795. Present North and South College buildings erected 1813-14 from plans by Jacques Ramee

    (Architecture • Education) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--05:30: Chaumont
  • Chaumont, New York.
    At the behest of Benjamin Franklin at the French Court, Count Jacque LeRay de Chaumont loaned large sums of money to the revolutionary cause. This included three fully equipped warships for Commodore John Paul Jones’ Fleet. . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tiptonville, Tennessee.
    Side 1 Few men have the satisfaction of knowing they have made a contribution in their lifetime that will last through the ages and touch the lives of millions. Men of the CCC know that, feeling well. The Civilian . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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