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  • 02/07/19--08:43: Hannah Dustin
  • Boscawen, New Hampshire.
    Famous symbol of frontier heroism. A victim of an Indian raid in 1697 on Haverhill, Massachusetts, whence she had been taken to a camp site on the nearby island in the river. After killing and later scalping ten Indians, she . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--08:48: Fonda Cemetery
  • Cohoes, New York.
    Early Settlers at Boght and Crescent. Intermarried with Lansing's. Organized the Boght Reformed Church in 1784. Fonda Rd. is named for the family.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--08:58: Lakes to Locks Passage
  • Schuylerville, New York.
    Victory The Village of Victory sits perched on a bluff above the Hudson River, It owes its location to the highest waterfall on Fish Creek, the best waterpower site on the the creek's course from Saratoga Lake to the Hudson . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--09:01: Summit Valley Sheep Pens
  • near Soda Springs, California.
    History "The sound of the bells when it was quiet (no trains), was magical to hear." The tinkle of bells on the lead sheep was once a common sound in Summit Valley late in the summer and fall. Lake Van Norden filled with . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--09:02: 7 West 54th Street House
  • New York, New York.
    Prominent Banker Philip Lehman, a son of the founder of the Lehman Brothers banking firm, commissioned this elegant Beaux-Arts town house in 1899-1900 at a time when this area of Manhattan was transforming into a fashionable . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--09:40: Battle of Lewes 1264
  • , United Kingdom.
    Battle of Lewes 1264 On 14th May 1264 Simon de Montfort’s army of 5000 barons and Londeners defeated royalist forces of twice that size under Henry III on the downs northwest of Lewes. The Mise of Lewes, signed next day led . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    Battle of Lewes 14th May 1264 Led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, the rebel army, with Londoners on the left flank, occupied the high ground. Henry III and his brother . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--09:41: Barbican Gate
  • , United Kingdom.
    Barbican Gate Early 14th century, free standing outer defence gate protecting the main (Norman) gateway beyond. Two guard towers above, and roof fighting platform. 1083

    (Forts, Castles) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--09:41: Lewes Market Tower
  • , United Kingdom.
    Lewes Market Tower 1792 Erected to house the Old Town Clock and 16th century Bell Gabriel taken from St. Nicholas Church demolished 1761. From 1881 to 1893 it served as Town Hall. 1981

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    This Tablet Is Erected to Record the Loyal Feeling of The Inhabitants of the Borough of Lewes as expressed at the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria And their Gratitude for the . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--09:41: Lewes War Memorial
  • , United Kingdom.
    In Memory Of The Men of Lewes Who Died For Their Country And for Mankind In the Great War 1914 — 1918 Likewise Remember Those Of This Town Who Gave Their Lives In The War 1939 — 1945 Names of the Fallen Addison, P.H. · . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Soda Springs, California.
    History Only 17 hours from Sacramento to Virginia City. "Safety and comfort can't be beat." "By far the best road constructed across the mountains." "Half the maximum grade" of other roads. "Constructed in the best in the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--10:08: Protestant Martyrs Prison
  • , United Kingdom.
    In the vaults beneath this building were imprisoned ten of the seventeen Protestant martyrs who were burned at the stake within a few yards of this site 1555 – 1557 Their names are recorded on the memorial to be seen on . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--10:08: Albion Russell
  • , United Kingdom.
    Albion Russell (1821 – 1888) opened a boot and shoe shop here in 1861. In 1873 he was joined by George Bromley which led to the founding of today’s Russell and Bromley.

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

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  • 02/07/19--10:21: Royal Gorge History
  • near Soda Springs, California.
    America's Largest Nordic Ski Resort Opens When Royal Gorge opened in the 70's, Nordic skiing in the U.S. was in its infancy. Since then, the sport has grown to near European popularity and Royal Gorge became renowned the . . .

    (Environment • Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--10:40: Hutchinson Lodge
  • near Norden, California.
    History Lincoln and James Hutchinson, for whom Hutchinson Lodge is named, were born in the late 1860's in San Francisco of pioneer parents. Both were educated at University of California Berkeley and Harvard. James was a . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--10:59: Clair Tappaan Lodge
  • near Norden, California.
    History Clair Tappaan Lodge was hand-built by a hearty group of Sierra Club volunteers in 1934 as a retreat for hikers, skiers and mountain climbers. This rustic building, consisting of post and beam construction, was . . .

    (Environment • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--12:59: Russian Cannon
  • , United Kingdom.
    Russian Cannon This cannon is a trophy from the Crimean War and was never used by soldiers in this castle. Britain, France and Turkey fought against Russia in the Crimean War from 1854-6. After the Siege of Bomarsund in . . .

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

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  • 02/07/19--12:59: Stocks
  • , United Kingdom.
    Stocks Minor criminals used to be punished by being put in the stocks. They sat on the bench with their legs held straight in front of them by the wooden beam, which was locked in place. Sitting in this position soon became . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--13:00: Anchor
  • , United Kingdom.
    Anchor This iron anchor was caught in the net of a Newhaven trawler that was fishing about two miles offshore in October 1932. It is probably about 300 years old.

    (Forts, Castles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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