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  • 01/01/19--14:33: World War II
  • Owego, New York.
    Home of "Shangri-La WAC" Cpl. Margaret J. Hastings who survived 47 days in New Guinea jungle after May 13, 1945 plane crash

    (War, World II • Women) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--14:35: New Amsterdam Plein: Three
  • New York, New York.
    New Amsterdam Plein : Three The Island Peter Minuit arrived at a colony in turmoil. Some 150 miles upriver from the harbor, several Dutch soldiers were killed by Mohawk Indians. The settlers panicked. In 1626, they found . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--14:39: Arts & Crafts Emporium
  • Savannah, Georgia.
    Historic Marker In 1739 General Oglethorpe thought about a unique concept whereas a historian could find unusual collectables and local art works. Now up these stairs in the heart of historic Savannah you can find these . . .

    (Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Alexandria, Virginia.
    During World War I (1914-1918), the U.S. government targeted Jones Point as the site for a private shipyard, one of 111 built to aid the war effort. The Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation yard, constructed just before war's . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--14:44: McKenzie Methodist Church
  • Honey Grove, Texas.
    This church traces its history to early Methodist services held in the Union Church of Honey Grove in the 1840s. Methodist members of the Union Church erected their first church building here in 1881 and named it for J. W. . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--14:48: 1840 Church
  • Union Springs, New York.
    Built by First Presbyterian Society on land donated by Howland family. Farrand Kitchel, builder. Home to museum 1994.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--15:04: Henri Charpentier
  • Lynbrook, New York.
    Early celebrity chef inventor of crêpes suzette. Opened original Henri Restaurant and Bar on this site in 1910.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--15:16: From Factory to Housing
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    Alexandria's First Cotton Factory On April 19, 1847, the Mount Vernon Manufacturing Company purchased this lot along North Washington Street. The present building on this site was completed a year later in 1848, becoming . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--15:53: O & W
  • Peckville, Pennsylvania.
    [Front] The O&W interchanged with four railroads at the Winton Rail Junction. Remnants of a busy past are seen in the Erie Railroad trestle, signal bases, mile markers and ties, and at the former O&W [freight station] The . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--16:09: O&W Railroad
  • Peckville, Pennsylvania.
    The bridge crossing at this point of the Lackawanna River is [k]nown as Decker Bridge. It was named after the contractor who was hired to build a new bridge after flooding destroyed an earlier structure.

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--16:23: “Cannon Ball” Baker
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Pioneering motorcyclist and racecar driver Erwin G. Baker (born 1882) moved to Indianapolis circa 1893. He won one of the first motorcycle races at the newly opened Speedway, 1909, and raced in 1922 Indy 500. Baker set . . .

    (Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--17:03: Veterans Memorial
  • Archbald, Pennsylvania.
    In memory of all veterans who served their country

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--17:23: Five Centuries in Kinloss
  • , United Kingdom.
    Five Centuries in Kinloss The Abbey Buildings By the end of the 13th Century the majority of buildings in the Abbey Precinct would have been complete. The church lay on an east-west alignment with the main cloister to the . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--17:23: The Cistercians of Kinloss
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Cistercians of Kinloss Cistercian monastic observance followed the Rule of St Benedict, insisting on plain clothing, two simple meals a day, and an austerity in church furnishings 'in places far from the concourse of . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--17:24: Ardersier War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    1914 — 1918 Great European War In Honoured Memory of The Gallant Men From the Parish and Village of Ardersier Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice Sergt.-Major Thomas H. Bently, A.I.F. · Sergt. George Bain, Cameron Hldrs · Pte . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--17:24: Kinloss Abbey
  • , United Kingdom.
    Kinloss Abbey “One of the largest and wealthiest Cistercian Houses in Scotland” From Citeaux to Kinloss The Cistercian Family Created in 1098 at Citeaux in France by twenty monks from the Abbey at Molesme, the Cistercian . . .

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

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  • 01/01/19--17:34: Moray Firth Anchor
  • , United Kingdom.
    Recovered from the Moray Firth between Covesea and Tablet Ness on or about The year 1882 by the fishing Smack “Isabella & Janes” INS 2868 Wm. Reid (BO) Skipper Lossiemouth

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--17:45: World War Memorial
  • Jermyn, Pennsylvania.
    Memorial to those of Jermyn who gave their lives in World War service Dedicated by the Wm. J. Griffiths Post 465 American Legion Carl Baker • Frank Kelly Wm. J. Griffiths • George R. Morgan Thomas Harvey • Maurice L. . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/01/19--18:15: World War I Veterans Park
  • Jermyn, Pennsylvania.
    The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 12 men who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. In 1920, 12 trees, which line the roadway, were planted as a living remembrance for their immortal sacrifice. The . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Dresden, Tennessee.
    (front/south side) In honor of the Confederate Soldiers of Weakley County, Tennessee 1861-1865 (west side) Weakley County Confederate soldiers participated in all the western battles among which are: Belmont, Donaldson, . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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