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  • 01/11/19--09:29: Lewis & Clark Camped Here
  • Twin Bridges, Montana.
    Which Fork to Take? Meriwether Lewis, traveling ahead with 3 men, reached this spot two days ahead of William Clark and the main parry. After exploring the river courses, Lewis left a note telling Clark to stay on the . . .

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

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    Virginia City, Montana.
    The Montana Heritage Commission’s state-owned collection of railroad equipment represents the construction era of railroads in Montana. The wooden Soo Line cars representative of cars used by the Northern Pacific, Great . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/19--09:37: History Wins!
  • Virginia City, Montana.
    In 2009, the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (the Friends) and the Montana Heritage Commission (MHC) engaged in partnership whereby the MHC loaned some unused railroad trucks (axles, wheels, and suspensions . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Halfmoon, New York.
    Crescent When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, the commercial focus in Halfmoon shifted to the village of Crescent where the longest aqueduct on the system carried the canal across the Mohawk River. That aqueduct was replaced . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/19--09:50: Rope Drive Compressor Wheels
  • Silver Star, Montana.
    Big Wheels • About 22 ft. dia. • About 20 tons each • 22 grooves for 1-1/2 inch rope • About ½ mile of rope on each wheel • Originally installed about 1903 • Operated until about 1964 • Erected here in the 1980’s These . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Silver Star, Montana.
    These sheave wheels from the Speculator Mine were used to hoist the bodies of the 168 miners who died in the Granite Mtn. Mine Disaster, June 8, 1917. It remains the worst metal mining tragedy in U.S. History. The Granite . . .

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/19--09:55: 90-94 Maiden Lane
  • New York, New York.
    Long associated with the Roosevelt family, which had a store at 94 Maiden Lane as early as 1796, this structure, designed by Charles Wright, incorporates a mercantile building erected for James Roosevelt around 1810. It was . . .

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

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    Huntington, Indiana.
    Side one Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.S.C.D. Dr King advocated for better dental education, preventative dentistry and free dental care for children. As member of Committee on Dentistry Council of National Defence, he mobilized . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/19--11:15: Field Artillery Limber
  • Port Hudson, Louisiana.
    Field artillery cannon, like 6-pounder guns and 20-pounder Parrotts, were towed from location to location by two wheeled carriages called limbers. Teams of six or four horses, grouped in pairs, were harnessed to the limbers, . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/19--17:37: The Sanctuary of Guadalupe
  • , Mexico.
    Salve Regina! El 12 de Marzo de 1943 se abrió de nuevo al culto este templo declarándolo SANTUARIO de GUADALUPE el Excmo. Sr. Obpo. Dioc. DR. D. EMETERIO VALVERDE TELLEZ. A iniciativa del Primer Capellán, el Pbro. D. José A . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Guatemala.
    En esta casa se fundo el Club de Leones de Antigua Guatemala el 25 de septiembre de 1954 Bodas de Plata 1979 English translation: In this house was founded the Lions Club of Antigua Guatemala on September 25, 1954 Silver . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    Fighting the Enemy in the Sky The First World War brought a new threat of destruction to home shores from airships and aircraft, invented just a few years earlier and recently armed. This was a terrifying development that . . .

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

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  • 01/11/19--18:51: Finding the Enemy
  • , United Kingdom.
    Finding the Enemy This tiny structure, a Position-Finding (PF) Cell, performed a major role in the period 1891-1918. It was used to pinpoint the position of enemy ships and to relay that information to the coast defence . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Command, Control and Communication This building began in 1874 as a gun battery to defend Dover from attack by enemy ships. Beginning in 1891, the battery was decommissioned and the structure adapted so that, by the First . . .

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

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  • 01/11/19--18:51: The Signal Platform
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Signal Platform Below you, the roof of the Port War Signal Station (PWSS) formed a signalling platform during the First World War. It was replaced in the Second World War by the roof you are standing on. Signallers on . . .

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

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  • 01/11/19--18:52: A View to the East
  • , United Kingdom.
    A View to the East This view along the coast reveals the towering height of the famous White Cliffs, elements of Dover's past defences and its ever-changing port. On the distant hill, a tall mast occupies the site of . . .

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

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  • 01/11/19--18:52: A View of the Harbour
  • , United Kingdom.
    A View of the Harbour Below you is Admiralty Harbour, the naval and merchant port that made Dover so important in the First and Second World Wars. There has been a harbour here since Roman times: this one was built in . . .

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

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  • 01/11/19--18:52: A View to the West
  • , United Kingdom.
    A View to the West This view looks down into the ancient heart of Dover. The Romans built two forts and a settlement, known as Portus Dubris. These were succeeded by a thriving Saxon and a later medieval walled town, all . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/19--19:39: Mariano Navarrete
  • , Guatemala.
    Esta casa fue donada a la Municipalidad por el presbítero Mariano Navarrete para la instruccion publica gratuita en Antigua Guatemala. Homenaje Junta Asesora de Turismo Deptal en el 1er. centenario de su muerte 16 de . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Guatemala.
    Ermita del Santo Calvario 1 BI – CNPAG. – IV - 11 1618 Demarcacion del solar para edificar el templo. 1619 Colocacion del la cruz atrial y construcción del primer portal. 1647 Se determino la edificación formal del templo. . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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