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    Newhalem, Washington.
    The gardens were the creation of James Delmage (J.D.) Ross, Seattle City Light’s second superintendent. J.D., the son of a Scottish horticulturist, combined his love of plants with his interest in electricity. Beginning in . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--11:48: Chain of Dams
  • near Diablo, Washington.
    The first construction work to harness the Skagit River took place in 1924 in the gorge below. A low wood and rock spillway diverted water into a tunnel dug through the mountainside to a powerhouse in Newhalem. Bigger dams . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Natural Resources • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Alexandria, Virginia.
    The Smoot Lumber Company Planing Mill was located in the southwest portion of this block. It was constructed in 1912 with W.A. Smoot & Co., Inc. and was designed by H.A. Riggs, a local Alexandria architect. This mill . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--11:54: Early Skykomish
  • Skykomish, Washington.
    In 1890 when James J. Hill decided to extend his Great Northern Railway to the Pacific coast from Montana, he hired John F. Stevens as chief locating engineer to determine the route of the railroad. After locating Marias . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/30/19--11:59: Gorge High Dam
  • near Diablo, Washington.
    A strong dam depends not just upon the concrete you see, but on the unseen structure beneath river level. During construction, engineers drilling to find bedrock encountered deep, unstable deposits of glacial silt – loose . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:02: Transmission Lines
  • near Diablo, Washington.
    Transmission lines are a visible link between these remote mountain lakes and densely populated urban areas. Gorge was the first of the Skagit power projects to go on line. On September 17, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tallahassee, Florida.
    DeSoto wintered here (1539-40). In 1633, the Spaniards established a chain of forts and missions to convert Apalache Indians. These were destroyed by the British in 1704 and the area reverted to wilderness. This site was . . .

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

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    near Caldwell, Texas.
    First Methodist Church in the county. Began as Sunday School in home of Isaac Addison, early settler. Later moved to home of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott. Organized about 1839 by Robt. Alexander, famous pioneer minister. Soon a . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:19: Burleson County
  • Caldwell, Texas.
    Farmed early as 1744 by Indians under guidance of Spanish missionaries. In 1830, Ft. Tenoxtitlan, guarding Brazos crossing, San Antonio Road, attracted Anglo-Texans, who lived off wild game in early years. County created and . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:27: Fort Tenoxtitlan
  • near Caldwell, Texas.
    Founded by Mexico as a bulwark against Anglo-American immigration, this fort and its nearby city were twice proposed for the capital of Texas. Alarmed by the influx of Anglo settlers into Texas, Mexico in 1830 sought to . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:31: Dairy and Icehouse
  • , United Kingdom.
    Dairy and Icehouse The dairy and icehouse were part of the abbey's later life as a country estate. They were probably constructed by Sir Godfrey Webster around 1818 for his new wife. The octagonal dairy (left), in the . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/30/19--12:31: Rebuilding the Abbey Church
  • , United Kingdom.
    Rebuilding the Abbey Church The most important part of an abbey church was its eastern end — here were the altars and the choir where the monks worshipped. The most ambitious part of the 13th-century modernisation of the . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    The Traditional Site of The High Altar of Battle Abbey Founded to Commemorate The Victory of Duke William On 11 October 1066 The High Altar Was Placed to Mark The Spot Where King Harold Died

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:31: The 11th-century Church
  • , United Kingdom.
    The 11th-century Church When William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey he ordered that the church's high altar should be placed on the spot where Harold had fallen. The stone slab marks the site of the death of King Harold . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:32: The Cloister
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Cloister The main abbey buildings were arranged round a cloister on the south side of the church. Sheltered from cold north winds they would catch the sun. The cloister walks or alleys, marked out by the gravel paths, . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:32: The Chapter House
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Chapter House The chapter house was second only to the church as the focal point of monastic life. Monks assembled here each morning to hear readings, including a chapter of the Rule of St Benedict, hence the room's . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--12:32: Parlour
  • , United Kingdom.
    Parlour This was one of very few rooms where the monks were allowed conversation. It was rebuilt in the 13th century. The doorway in its eastern wall led to the infirmary.

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

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  • 01/30/19--17:48: McNabb House
  • Richmond, Texas.
    Phillip Vogel, a German merchant, built this residence in the 1850s. It reflects the simple Greek revival style popular at the time. A. D. McNabb, owner of a saddlery shop, bought the property in 1887. He married Charlien . . .

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

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  • 01/30/19--17:51: Fort Bend County Jail
  • Richmond, Texas.
    Completed in 1897, this structure was the third jail building in Fort Bend County. Built to communicate strength and justice to the area's lawless elements, the imposing Romanesque revival style structure features terra . . .

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

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    Cameron, Texas.
    Boyhood home of L. S. "Sul" Ross (1838-1898), Texas Governor from 1887 to 1891. His father Shapley P. Ross, Indian agent and Ranger, built house after moving here about 1841; he chose this site because it had a good spring. . . .

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

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