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  • 02/01/19--15:10: Memorial Tree
  • near Marbury, Alabama.
    Two cedar trees were planted and dedicated at the Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home on February 12, 1928 in memory of Mrs. Sarah H. Bellinger and 1st Lt. Robert C. Norris. Mrs. Bellinger and her husband, Dr. Carnot . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/01/19--17:48: Memorial Hall Flagpole
  • near Marbury, Alabama.
    This ship's mast flagpole is an aluminum replica of the original wooden Soldiers' Home flagpole which stood in front of Memorial Hall (approximately 25 yards southwest of this spot). High above [Memorial Hall] towered a long . . .

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

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  • 02/01/19--17:59: Marbury Methodist Church
  • near Marbury, Alabama.
    A number of Soldiers' Home veterans were members of this church over the years. It originally had a second floor for Sunday School classes and a cupola on the roof. With the closing of the local lumber mill in 1910 the . . .

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

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  • 02/01/19--18:00: Rye & Camber Coach Chassis
  • , United Kingdom.
    Rye & Camber Coach Chassis This chassis is from the first coach built by Bagnall's for the opening of the Rye & Camber Tramway in 1895. The wooden coach body was originally built for three classes of traffic, but was . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/01/19--18:00: Tenterden Town Signal Box
  • , United Kingdom.
    Kent & East Sussex Railway Tenterden Town Signal Box Tenterden signal box was re-constructed at Tenterden in 1973 and commissioned in 1976, having been moved from Chilham, Kent, its former home on the rail network. The . . .

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

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  • 02/01/19--18:01: Royal Visit
  • , United Kingdom.
    This tablet commemorates the inauguration of a special carriage for disabled passengers by H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 9th June 1982

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/01/19--18:01: Kent & East Sussex Railway
  • , United Kingdom.
    Kent & East Sussex Railway Tenterden • Northiam • Bodiam • Opened in 1900 to serve the farmers of the Rother Valley. • Closed in 1954, unable to compete with more convenient road transport. • Re-opened in 1974, thanks to a . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Ashford’s legacy at the K&ESR today "Birdcage" Brakes Following the formation, in 1899, of the SE&CR Managing Committee (an amalgamation in everything but name of the London Chatham & Dover and South Eastern Railways) new . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    Ashford’s legacy at the K&ESR today SE&CR P Class 0-6-OT Side Tank. K&ESR No. 11 No. 11, (SE& CR No. 753, SR Nos. A556, 1556, BR No. 31556, Pride of Sussex) In the early 1900s the SE&CR tried out steam railcars on a number . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/01/19--18:01: Ashford Railway Works
  • , United Kingdom.
    Ashford Railway Works - the early years As early as 1834 The South Eastern Railway looked towards a line between London and Dover and by February 1846 the Directors had spent £21,000 to purchase 185 acres of countryside for . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/01/19--18:02: Tenterden Yard Crane
  • , United Kingdom.
    Tenterden Yard Crane This crane was manufactured by Charles D. Philips, Engineers, of Newport Monmouthshire. It was erected at Tenterden station about 1910 when it served two sidings for the exchange of materials between . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    Kent & East Sussex Railway Tenterden Town The First Station Building This building is a reduced size representation of the original station building erected when the Railway first reached this site in March 1903. Situated . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/01/19--18:12: Woven Wire Fence
  • near Marbury, Alabama.
    Completed in 1904, this is one of only three remaining sections of the original woven wire fence at the Soldiers' Home. During the latter half of the nineteenth century woven wire and barbed wire began to replace wooden rail . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Marbury, Alabama.
    After the war broke out, wooden frame barracks were built by North and South at permanent installations such as forts, arsenals, coastal installations, and training camps. In winter, smaller barracks were constructed with . . .

    (Notable Buildings • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--02:15: Welcome to Fort Ethan Allen
  • Arlington, Virginia.
    Much survives of Fort Ethan Allen, a critical part of the Defenses of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. Fort Ethan Allen defended the southern approaches to Chain Bridge, one of the three Potomac River crossings that . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Arlington, Virginia.
    No enemy could have gotten as close to Fort Ethan Allen as you are now. A half-mile perimeter of earthen walls and deep ditches enclosed the fort. Inside, as many as 1,000 soldiers manned the fort's 36 gun emplacements. Some . . .

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

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    Arlington, Virginia.
    Fort Ethan Allen's star-shaped design enabled soldiers to defend all sides of the fort. Constructed primarily from earth and wood, Fort Ethan Allen was a bastion-style fort. Bastions are angular structures that jut out from . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--02:24: The View in 1865
  • Arlington, Virginia.
    Company M, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery, August 1865 The war ended in April 1865, but troops continued to occupy the fort temporarily. With their guns cleaned and polished, Company M would be mustered out in Washington, . . .

    (African Americans • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--02:31: A Defensive Artillery Fort
  • Arlington, Virginia.
    Fort Ethan Allen had emplacements for 36 guns. The forts that formed the Defenses of Washington were placed at half-mile intervals, supplemented with artillery batteries and rifle pits, making a nearly continuous connection . . .

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

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    Arlington, Virginia.
    The earthen mounds that surround you are the remains of the fort's construction. The model behind you re-creates Fort Ethan Allen as it was depicted in U.S. Army engineering drawings published after the Civil War. Use the . . .

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

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