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  • 01/02/19--19:33: Butte-Anaconda-Walkerville
  • Butte, Montana.
    Butte-Anaconda Walkerville Has been designated a National Historic Landmark Atop the “Richest Hill on Earth,” Walkerville was the birthplace of Butte-Anaconda Mining. It was the site of the district’s first mines, and the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--19:37: Guadalupe County
  • Seguin, Texas.
    Formed from Gonzales and Bexar counties Created March 30, 1846. Organized July 13,1846 Named for the Guadalupe River to which this name was given by Alonso De Leon in 1689 Seguin, the county seat named in honor of Juan . . .

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

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    Butte, Montana.
    Montana’s Copperway You are about to enter a unique trail system that is part of Montana's Copperway, a network of trails and cultural sites developed to celebrate and interpret one of the richest, most colorful histories in . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--19:41: Tiemann School
  • near Seguin, Texas.
    Named for Theodore Tiemann, who sold one acre of land to the county school district for $5.00, Tiemann School provided educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities for citizens in this area. Beginning in 1903 as a . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--19:43: The Grove Community
  • Laurel, Maryland.
    The Grove name is thought to come from the stands of large oak trees that grew across the street from what is now St. Mark's United Methodist Church. By the 1870s the Grove was the site of community festivals and events. . . .

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

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  • 01/02/19--19:44: The Con Headframe
  • Butte, Montana.
    Men Lowered and Ore Raised The Anaconda Copper Mining Company (ACM) erected the Mountain Consolidated (or simply the "Con") mine headframe in 1928. Towering 129-1/2 feet, the steel headframe and five idlers towers replaced . . .

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

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    Laurel, Maryland.
    Nicholas Snowden's mansion was built early in the 19th century on the present site of Pallotti High School. His daughter Louisa was the wife of Horace Capron who was important in developing the Laurel Cotton Mill. The . . .

    (Education • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--19:47: Battleground Prairie
  • Seguin, Texas.
    Where 80 volunteers commanded by General Edward Burleson defeated Vicente Cordova and 75 Mexicans, Indians and Negroes, March 29, 1839, and drove them from Texas, ending the "Cordova Rebellion." 25 of the enemy were killed. . . .

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--19:49: Deer Lodge County Courthouse
  • Anaconda, Montana.
    The valley known by Native Americans as “Lodge of the White Tailed Deer” officially became Deer Lodge County when this area was part of the Territory of Idaho. After the creation of the Territory of Montana in 1864, the . . .

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--19:51: Benjamin Rush
  • Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia.
    [South:] Benjamin•Rush Physician and Philanthropist MDCCXLV MDCCCXIII [East:] Signer of the Declaration of Independence [North:] The first American Alienist [West:] Studium sine calamo somnium [English . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Anaconda, Montana.
    It took millions of miles of copper to build the telegraph, telephone, and electrical lines that transformed the United States from a collection of small, isolated communities to a cohesive, industrialized nation. Looming . . .

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

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  • 01/02/19--19:56: Goosetown Historic District
  • Anaconda, Montana.
    Attracted by the opportunity to work at Marcus Daly's copper smelter, thousands of immigrants came seeking work in Anaconda. Many were from Ireland, like Daly himself, but skilled and unskilled workers also came from a . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Anaconda, Montana.
    On September 29, 1980, the Anaconda Minerals Company, which had merged with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) three years earlier, announced the indefinite suspension of copper smelting in Anaconda and refining in Great . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Landmarks) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia.
    [Top plaque:] U.S. Naval Observatory Designed by LT James M. Gilliss in 1842, the U.S. Naval Observatory occupied this site from 1844 to 1893. In 1894 the domed structure became home to the Naval Museum of Hygiene. Eight . . .

    (Military • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--20:07: Saint Ludmila's Academy
  • Shiner, Texas.
    The first Catholic school in Shiner was built in 1896 by Scherbohm and Mewes, contractors. The two story French style frame building housed two classrooms, a dining room and kitchen on the first floor, and a residence for . . .

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

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    Anaconda, Montana.
    In 1876, an Irish immigrant working for a Salt Lake City mining company arrived in southwest Montana to appraise mining properties. His name was Marcus Daly, and as a result of good timing and a keen knowledge of the mining . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/19--20:15: Washoe Stack Facts
  • Anaconda, Montana.
    During the early years of smelting in Anaconda, each of the many furnaces at the Old Works required its own stack. Later the individual stacks were connected through flues to a large central stack. When constructed in 1902, . . .

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

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    Shiner, Texas.
    The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Shiner, Texas, was organized on November 1, 1887, in the office of L. P. Amsler, Shiner's first mayor. The Rev. C. C. Armstrong presided over the first service. In 1889 local rancher . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/19--06:43: Rest Here for the Night
  • Schenectady, New York.
    (south side) In memory of the soldiers & sailors from Schenectady County, who aided in the suppression of the Great Rebellion of 1861-5. (north side) Erected by the Ladies Monument Association of the City of Schenectady . . .

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

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  • 01/03/19--07:34: Organized Labor
  • Anaconda, Montana.
    Between 1880 and 1920, large-scale development of copper mining and smelting in Butte and Anaconda spurred the growth of railroads and industrialization. This, in turn, attracted thousands of workers from across the country . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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