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    Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
    The Fort Belvoir Military Railroad (FMBRR) was constructed in 1918 when Camp A.A. Humprheys was made a semi-permanent cantonment as the U.S. entered into World War 1. The two main objectives for the FBMRR were to bring . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Railroads & Streetcars • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--08:28: Michael J. Noyes House
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Michael Noyes was a native of New Hampshire and settled in Pittsfield in 1841, after having spent years in Pike County, Mo. He was the founder and editor of Pike County’s first newspaper in 1841, “The Sucker and Farmer’s . . .

    (Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--08:28: Deal Castle
  • , United Kingdom.
    Historic Deal Deal Castle Historic Deal In 1539-1540 King Henry VIII carried out an enormous programme of defensive building round the eastern and southern coasts of England. Having renounced catholicism, he was expecting . . .

    (Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--08:29: Martin Mill
  • , United Kingdom.
    Historic Village Martin Mill Martin Mill lies on-an ancient trackway from St. Margaret's Bay near Dover leading towards Canterbury. In the middle of the 18th century a miller from St. Margaret's built an early type of . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--08:29: East Langdon
  • , United Kingdom.
    Historic Village East Langdon Langdon means “at the long down" or "at the long hill”. The village is to the east of the long down stretching from Whitfield to Deal. We do not know when people first settled here but the name . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--08:30: Ewhurst War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    In Grateful Memory Of The Men of the Parish Of Ewhurst Who Gave Their Lives In The Great War 1914 — 1918 C. Adams · S.T. Batehup · E. Crouch · P.J. Curtis · J. Dennis · A. Eldridge · B. Eldridge · J. Fellows · E.J. Ford · . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--09:54: The Lone Oak
  • Westlake Village, California.
    This monument is dedicated to the centuries-old heritage oak tree that once stood at this intersection. Thousand Oaks grew around this majestic tree and it became an enduring symbol of the region’s rural history. A . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--10:09: Old Bear Valley Dam
  • Big Bear Lake, California.
    In 1884 Frank Brown built an unusual dam here to supply irrigation water for the Redlands area. The single-arch granite dam formed Big Bear Lake, then the world’s largest man-made lake. Engineers claimed the dam would not . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Atlanta, Georgia.
    With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--10:14: Lincoln Highway
  • Carson City, Nevada.
    Now: U.S. 50 • San Francisco to Salt Lake City U.S. 30 • Salt Lake City to Philadelphia U.S. 1 • Philadelphia to New York City

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--10:17: Bowen's Island
  • San Antonio, Texas.
    The narrow strip of land known to residents in the middle 1800s as Galveston Island was actually a peninsula surrounded on three sides by a bend in the San Antonio River. It was called an island because the fourth side was . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--10:18: "Pony" Bob Haslam
  • Carson City, Nevada.
    ”Pony” Bob Haslam, considered to be the greatest of all Pony Express riders, rode for the Express from the beginning to the end. His route was through Carson City, one of the relay stations. Erected by the Nevada Pony . . .

    (Communications • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Carson City, Nevada.
    Honor to the Nevada men who were riders in the July 19 to 28, 1960 Centennial Reenactment of the Pony Express Monument Erected by the Pony Express Club of Nevada National Pony Express Centennial Association Dwight D. . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--10:25: Star Hotel
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Built by Capt. George T. Edwards, born March 25, 1814, who emigrated from Tennessee in 1828, and settled in Pittsfield in 1835. Capt. Edwards was active in a number of businesses, including teaming, farming, grocery, . . .

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

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    Littlestown, Pennsylvania.
    Littlestown is situated at the intersection of the Old Monocacy Road (opened in 1736) and the Baltimore to Pittsburg Road, (1770) later known as the Gettysburg and Petersburg Turnpike. The Old Monocacy Road was the road . . .

    (Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--10:36: Littlestown 250 Years
  • Littlestown, Pennsylvania.
    Littlestown's Sestercentennial July 15, 2015 250 Years Proud Littlestown was founded on July 15th of 1765 when Peter Little sold his first six lots. Peter was born Johann Peter Klein.

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

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  • 01/15/19--10:40: Foley Square c. 1800
  • New York, New York.
    Foley Square c. 1800 consists of a central medallion surrounded by four segments of three medallions. Central medallion: Map of Foley Square c. 1800 Around the perimeter: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men . . .

    (African Americans • Colonial Era • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--10:42: Charles Lame House
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Lincoln visited here. Lincoln’s 1858 Senatorial campaign visit to Pittsfield prompted a test firing of the cannon which was a popular campaign practice of the time. Charles Lame was seriously injured during the test firing. . . .

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

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    Nebo, Illinois.
    Calbraith “Cal” Rodgers, the first man to fly across the United States, landed near this spot on Oct. 10, 1911. The flight took 49 days. Nebo was one of 68 recorded landing sites. Rodgers’ aircraft was a Wright EX biplane . . .

    (20th Century • Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Pleasant Hill, Illinois.
    Site of the first building in Pleasant Hill. Erected 1836 by Jacob Turnbaugh, first resident.

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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