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  • 12/31/18--13:57: German Newspapers’ Demise
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    German-language newspapers thrived as Germans became Indiana’s largest immigrant population by 1850. The Täglicher Telegraph und Tribüne, located near here, was among over 175 German-language newspapers published in Indiana, . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:06: Jack Stephens Field
  • Annapolis, Maryland.
    This field is named in honor of Jackson Thomas Stephens, an outstanding graduate of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1947. Also honored for distinguished service are: James Earl Carter '47 Submariner and 39th . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:08: Alumni Arch
  • Annapolis, Maryland.
    Alumni Arch in honor of Captain William S. Busik and all Naval Academy Alumni, Past, Present, and Future. "Barnacle Bill" was an All-American standout on the Navy Football team until his accelerated graduation with the . . .

    (Education • Sports • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--14:10: Blue Angels
  • Annapolis, Maryland.
    [Plaque near the display:] On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, this aircraft display is dedicated in memory of all Blue Angels' aircrew lost . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:12: New Amsterdam Plein: Four
  • New York, New York.
    Every reader of history knows the story: Peter Minuit bought Manhattan Island in 1626 from a group of Indians for 60 guilders worth of goods, or as a 19th century historian calculated it, 24 dollars. Of the thousands of . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:17: The Old Naval Hospital
  • Capitol Hill, District of Columbia.
    The Neighborhood This site has been associated with Navy medicine since 1800 when an apothecary shop located here provided medical services to sailors and marines from the nearby Navy Yard and Marine Barracks. Naval . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:21: Monroe Bank and Trust
  • Monroe, Michigan.
    This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Monroe Bank and Trust founded in 1858 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:22: New Amsterdam Plein: Five
  • New York, New York.
    There was an actual deed for the sale of Manhattan but it vanished long ago. Fortunately, a Dutch official was on the dock in Amsterdam in 1626 when a ship from Manhattan arrived. The letter he wrote to his superior is, in . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:28: M. Olivia Sage
  • Sag Harbor, New York.
    Summer home from 1908-1918. Teacher, philanthropist and advocate for women's rights. Founded Russell Sage College and Russell Sage Foundation.

    (Education • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Richmond Hill, Georgia.
    The Richmond Hill Veterans Monument is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who have served our great nation throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. But the history of sacrifice and duty to our nation . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--14:38: Wright House
  • Cold Spring Harbor, New York.
    Built 1894 for Captain James Wright. 1843-1923, coastwise trader. Civil War veteran & Town of Huntington constable.

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:40: Sheldon Peck
  • Jordan, New York.
    Renowned early American folk artist, portrait painter and abolitionist, lived on this lot with his family from 1828 to 1836.

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--14:48: Pratt House
  • Elmira, New York.
    Abolitionist Jervis Langdon sold house to Daniel R. Pratt in 1862. Once thought destroyed, house was moved here from E. Union St. CA. 1876.

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:52: Willis Cemetery
  • Vestal, New York.
    Burials 1810-1934 David & Phebe Willis arrived in Willow Point CA. 1796, Elias Willis owned local tavern. Buried here with family.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--14:54: Bennington Park
  • Freeport, New York.
    Developed by W. Newton Bennington in 1902. Streets given to village in 1904. Later became an African American & Italian enclave.

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

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  • 12/31/18--14:57: Pattersquas
  • Mastic Beach, New York.
    Site of Richard FLoyd IV estate from 1760 to 1784 opened as Bayview Hospital in 1947, closed 1982 destroyed by fire 1986

    (Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--14:59: Henry Crounse
  • Altamont, New York.
    Union Army Captain NY 91st Regiment Co. D lived and farmed on this site from ca. 1822 until his death in 1901

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--15:01: Burial Ground
  • Kinderhook, New York.
    Bequest by John Rogers provided this quarter acre exclusively for burials of persons of color.

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/31/18--15:08: The Falls of the James
  • Richmond, Virginia.
    You are standing over the Historic Falls of the James, an approximately 7-mile stretch where the river drops 105 feet in elevation as it crosses the fall line in downtown Richmond. The “fall Line” is a geologic term for an . . .

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

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  • 12/31/18--15:16: Harnessing the River
  • Richmond, Virginia.
    You are walking across the top of the remains of an adjustable dam constructed by the Virginia Electric Power Company in 1901 to divert water into the Haxall Canal. The canal powered large water-driven machines under the . . .

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

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