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    Arlington, Virginia.
    Fort Ethan Allen was a repeating station, transmitting messages back and forth to other nearby stations. A series of signal stations linked the forts of the Defenses of Washington. The soldiers who relayed secret messages . . .

    (Air & Space • Communications • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--02:38: Lives of the Soldiers
  • Arlington, Virginia.
    At the peak of the Civil War, as many as 1,000 soldiers were garrisoned at Fort Ethan Allen. The men who built and defended the fort belonged to volunteer regiments recruited from New York, Massachusetts, and other northern . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Politics • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--02:40: Protecting the Fort
  • Arlington, Virginia.
    Fort Ethan Allen depended on more than its thick exterior walls to protect it from enemy attack. Guards stationed outside the fort in sentry boxes checked unfamiliar wagons for valid passes before allowing entry to the fort. . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--02:46: The Sanctuary
  • Arlington, Virginia.
    Fort Ethan Allen Chain Bridge Gulf Branch Sanctuary for Wildlife and not so wildlife herineafter referred to as. . . The Sanctuary . . .Historical Site of Civil War Fort Ethan Allen which commanded all the approaches . . .

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

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    Arlington, Virginia.
    This spring and the property on which it is located is rich with the recorded history of Arlington. Its first owner, Thomas Owsley, patented the land in 1696. by law, Owsley would have been required to build a house on the . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--03:21: Gandy Bridge
  • St. Petersburg, Florida.
    Constructed as a toll bridge for auto and street car traffic by George S. Gandy, a pioneer West Coast developer, it was begun in 1922 and opened in 1924. The structure consisted of 3¼ miles of causeways and 2½ miles of . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--03:26: Fort King Road
  • Dade City, Florida.
    Construction on Fort King Road, first known as the Military Road, was begun in 1825 north from Fort Brooke at Tampa Bay. By the 1830’s penetration had been made to Fort King near present-day Ocala, and the road assumed . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--03:29: Port Leon
  • St. Marks, Florida.
    Port Leon, located three miles south of St. Marks on Apalachee Bay, was founded in 1838 and incorporated in 1841. It was developed by and became the terminus of the Tallahassee Railroad Company. It was a prosperous port for . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--03:31: Site of San Pedro
  • near Madison, Florida.
    In the mid 1600's San Pedro de Potohiriba, a Spanish mission, was established in this area on the Old Spanish Trail. The first courthouse of Madison County was erected at San Pedro, the county seat from 1828 to 1838. San . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--08:35: Milam County Courthouse
  • Cameron, Texas.
    Created in 1835, Milam County's original boundaries extended north and west to include parts of 34 current Texas counties. Government offices were at Nashville-on-the-Brazos and Caldwell before Cameron became county seat in . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--08:42: Milam County Courthouse
  • Cameron, Texas.
    This is the fourth structure to serve as the Milam County courthouse. The local Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone for the building on July 4, 1891. Designed by architect A.O. Watson of Austin, the courthouse at one time . . .

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

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    West Columbia, Texas.
    Site of First Capitol of Republic of Texas 1836 - 1837

    (War, Texas Independence) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--11:47: Emigrant Gap
  • Emigrant Gap, California.
    The first wagon train ever brought across the Sierra Nevada Mountains into California was lead by Caleb Greenwood. He led the Steven-Town (sic, Townsend) - Murphy party and came through what is known as the Emigrant Trail. . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--11:48: Nyack Lodge
  • Emigrant Gap, California.
    History What you see as a multi-lane Interstate highway now had already been a well-traveled route when the freeway arrived. Wagon trains came over the rise to the east and dropped into the valley and then travelled along . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--12:27: Red Mountain
  • Cisco Grove, California.
    History Fire! Fire at Cascade! Call Cisco Snowsheds solved one problem and opened up an industry of snow shovelers, maintenance workers, carpenters, line walkers and fire lookouts. 24 hours a day, high on Red Mountain, . . .

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

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    Pittsburg, Kansas.
    was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service July 10, 2017

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/02/19--15:38: Meadow Lake
  • Cisco Grove, California.
    With prospects so cheering, located in a section of country abounding in timber and water, with a climate so healthy, who can foretell the future of Meadow Lake? Here the puff of the iron locomotive will soon be heard as it . . .

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

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  • 02/02/19--16:17: Worth Bagley Bit the Dust
  • Twenty-nine Palms, California.
    Worth Bagley Stone What is it? William F. Keys carved and erected the stone to mark the site of a deadly shoot-out. After the May 11, 1943 gunfight, described by Keys as an ambush, Worth Bagley lay dead and the dispute . . .

    (Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Gretna, Louisiana.
    Ferry operated from 1898 to 1942 with two transfer boats. One, the Gouldsboro, named for railroad magnate Jay Gould, was built in 1863 as the Federal Monitor Chickasaw and saw action at the Battle of Mobile Bay.

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Montgomery, Alabama.
    Role of MIA The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was founded on December 5, 1955, to implement the 382-day Montgomery Bus Boycott that jumpstarted the 20th-century Civil Rights Movement. The MIA, as its name . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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