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  • 01/15/19--10:53: Veterans Memorial
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    A grateful community honors those men and women who have served this nation in the United State's Armed forces. Although you may not have been known by all, you will never be forgotten by any. In God We Trust Pike County, Illinois est. 1821

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

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  • 01/15/19--11:05: The Pike County Poet
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Abraham Lincoln formed some very close friendships with several citizens of Pittsfield. Among the most prominent ones were Milton Hay, John Milton Hay, and John George Nicolay. Milton Hay was born in 1817, and he moved to . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--11:22: Alva Library-Owanita Chapel
  • Alva, Florida.
    Formed 1901, the Alva Book Club, was incorporated as the Alva Library Association November 15, 1906. It provided the first public library in Southwest Florida on this lot donated by Captain Peter Nelson, Alva's founder. This . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--11:25: Friendship Baptist Church
  • Sarasota, Florida.
    The first church in Sarasota County was organized by John Hendry July 6, 1875. Charter members of the Friendship Baptist Church were E.R. and Emiline Foster, Rebecca Lowe, Mrs. L.F. Rawls, Martha Reaves, I.A. and Eleanor . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--11:29: The Old Senator
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    This magnificent LIVE OAK is one of the most remarkable trees in North America, reputed to be well over 600 years old, and thus surviving as though silent witness to that dramatic moment in 1513 when Juan Ponce de Leon . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--11:33: Colonel William Ross House
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Built 1845-1846, partially destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1896. Lincoln stayed here during his 1858 Senatorial campaign visit. Ross served as an aide to Gen. Atkinson and was responsible for Lincoln's appointment to . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--11:45: The Shastid House
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    John G. Shastid moved his family to Pittsfield in 1836 from New Salem, where he had been a neighbor to Abraham Lincoln. Pittsfield was the county seat, yet there were only six houses here at the time. John bought one of . . .

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

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    Pittsfield, Illinois.
    John Nicolay was only 16 years old when he gained employment as a printer’s devil at this site; he would eventually become the sole proprietor of the Free Press Newspaper. When old friends Tom Shastid and Abraham Lincoln met . . .

    (Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--12:03: Henry Family Graveyard
  • Brookneal, Virginia.
    The double box tomb on the north side of the path marks the graves of Patrick Henry and his second wife, Dorothea Dandridge. Patrick Henry died at home on June 6, 1799, after a long illness. Dorothea died on Valentine's Day . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Florence, Illinois.
    The Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry, Pike County's famous Civil War regiment and first regiment out of state under call of 1862, was mustered at Florence Illinois and embarked at this spot for St. Louis, August 23rd, 1862. . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--12:27: The Printer's Devil
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    When John George Nicolay was sixteen years old, a friend showed him an ad in The Pike County Free Press newspaper dated May 11, 1848. It advertised for "An intelligent boy, 14 to 17 years of age, who can read and write, to . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--12:32: Mansion House Hotel
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    The Mansion House Hotel was built in 1838 by William Watson, the first settler of Pittsfield. According to old records, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas would gather in the lobby between court sessions while waiting for a . . .

    (Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--12:38: William Grimshaw House
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Grimshaw was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, PA, and came to Pike County in 1833. A prominent local attorney, he was adjutant of the 17th Ill. Militia and a delegate to both state constitutional conventions as a Whig . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--14:39: Call 911: Civil War Style
  • Fort Scott, Kansas.
    Today when we get hurt, we can call an ambulance and get whisked away to the hospital quickly. During the Civil War, they did not have the luxuries we do today. In the beginning of the war, there were not enough ambulances . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Guatemala.
    Centenario Predicacion del evangelio en Quetzaltenango Mayo de 1895 Mayo de 1995 Iglesia Evangelica Presbiteriana Bethel English translation: 100th Anniversary of Preaching the Gospel in Quetzaltenango May 1895 - May 1995 . . .

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

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  • 01/15/19--14:59: The Quetzaltenango City Hall
  • , Guatemala.
    Palacio Municipal El inmueble en donde funcionó el primer Ayuntamiento de Quetzaltenango estaba ubicado en el lugar donde actualmente se encuentra el Palacio Municipal. Fue comprado en 1812. Durante esos años, hasta 1881 año . . .

    (Architecture • Disasters • Man-Made Features • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--16:29: Sutler Store
  • Fort Scott, Kansas.
    "Every military post shall have one Sutler, to be appointed by the Secretary of War." General Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1841 About 100 yards in front of you an engraved stone marks the location of Fort . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--17:21: Mozarts Geburtshaus
  • , Austria.
    Marker Text in German: Mozarts Geburtshaus Mozart - Museum In diesem haus wurde W. A. Mozart am 27. Jänner 1756 geboren Marker Text in English: Mozart's Birthplace Mozart Museum In this house, W. A. Mozart was born on . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/15/19--17:27: Blackberry Community
  • near Plantersville, Texas.
    Settlers mostly from the Lower South (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia) settled this part of Grimes County near John's Creek. By the late 19th century, Blackberry became a largely African-American settlement. Most . . .

    (African Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Livingston, Texas.
    Who came into Texas early in the 19th century and have always been friendly with the whites.

    (Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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