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  • 01/17/19--11:31: Red Hill Plantation
  • Brookneal, Virginia.
    Red Hill, 2930 acres at Patrick Henry's death, was named by its previous owners after the red clay soil so common to the area. Henry reportedly referred to it as "one of the garden spots of Virginia." The view from here . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--11:41: Red Hill
  • Brookneal, Virginia.
    After three decades of public service, Patrick Henry retired in 1794 to Red Hill plantation in Charlotte County, which he regarded as "one of the garden spots of the world." He purchased the 700-acre estate and simple . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--11:46: Red Hill
  • Brookneal, Virginia.
    Text Box #4) The flags of the Commonwealth Courtyard honor Patrick Henry's election as the first governor of Virginia on June 29, 1776, when the boundaries of the commonwealth extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--11:50: Govans War Casualty Memorial
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Roll of Honor In Memorial of the men in Govans who sacrificed their lives for our country [Names listed]

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    In memory of the members of Saint Mary's Parish who served our country in the World Wars Let us pray for those who made the supreme sacrifice

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:05: Justo Rufino Barrios
  • , Guatemala.
    . . .

    (Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--12:06: Maxwell Hall
  • Hughesville, Maryland.
    George Maxwell and Maxwell's Seat George Maxwell, a Scottish immigrant, was present in Charles County, MD by 1745. He was a successful Chesapeake merchant with many business ventures and partnerships. Maxwell's Seat was . . .

    (Architecture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--12:10: St. Leo's Veterans Memorial
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    [Top left] 1914 World War 1915 St. Leo's Catholic Church [Names listed] Erected by members of the congregation in honor of these men of the parish who proved their loyalty to God and Country during the Great World War. . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--12:23: The Norman Counter-attack
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Norman Counter-Attack After rallying his forces, William counter-attacks the English. Encouraged by Duke William, the Normans turn and attack the English who have pursued them down the hill. Those who have been . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:24: Stalemate
  • , United Kingdom.
    Stalemate The successful Norman counter-attack brings the first phase of the battle to an end. It is probably early afternoon before the first phase of the battle has come to a close. Neither side has yet won a clear . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:24: The Afternoon Assaults
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Afternoon Assaults: Norman Trick Tactics During the afternoon the Normans weaken the English line by adopting a new tactic. It is now clear that the English are not going to be easily defeated. To create gaps in the . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:24: The Weakened Shield Wall
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Weakened Shield Wall Duke William brings forward archers in preparation for a final Norman assault on the English line. By late afternoon the feigned Norman retreats have thinned the ranks of Harold's shield-wall. Duke . . .

    (Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/17/19--12:24: The Abbey and its History
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Abbey and its History William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey in 1070 as a memorial to the Battle of Hastings and as an act of atonememt for the bloodshed. It was carefully laid out on this hillside with the church . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:24: Reredorter
  • , United Kingdom.
    . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:25: Dusk. William Victorious
  • , United Kingdom.
    Dusk. William Victorious The Normans finally break through the shield wall and the English army is routed. During the final Norman assault the English shield wall breaks. The Normans begin to slaughter any who stand against . . .

    (Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    Battlefield to Vegetable Garden The garden behind this wall was part of the 19th century country estate, but was perhaps a garden or orchard in earlier times. The land here is part of the original battlefield, part of the . . .

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

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  • 01/17/19--12:25: The East Range
  • , United Kingdom.
    The East Range These buildings contained the dormitory and the monastic latrines. The first floor of the east range in front of you was a single large dormitory or dorter where originally the abbot and all the monks slept. . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    The Duchess of Cleveland’s Walled Garden The walled garden is planted today with fruit trees, recreating the work of the Duchess of Cleveland. The Duke and Duchess, who bought Battle Abbey in the mid 19th century, were keen . . .

    (Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    Beehives in the Walled Garden The hives in the garden are based on an 1890s design by William Broughton Carr. The wooden hives help the bees stay cool in summer and warm in winter. They are built in sections using frames, . . .

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

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    , Guatemala.
    A este árbol añoso le canto emocionado el poeta quetzalteco Osmundo Arriola: “Hacia el fin de la calle que conduce a una iglesia y al piadoso recinto, que recoge a los muertos, hay un fuerte atalaya de crecida estatura, . . .

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

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