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    , United Kingdom.
    The Curtain Wall and Castle Moat The Curtain Wall stretched out to either side of the Norman Gatehouse. To one side it went across to the second motte and up to the Shell Keep. On the other side the wall and dry moat went . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    The Shell Keep and Angled Towers The second motte towers 20 metres above the High Street. It was built around 1100 and topped with a shell keep. This was basically a wall around the top of the motte. The most secure and . . .

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

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    St. Augustine, Florida.
    Designed and built by Franklin W. Smith, the Casa Monica Hotel opened in January 1888. The medieval Spanish style structure was one of the earliest multi-storied buildings in the United States constructed of poured concrete. . . .

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

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    Gulfport, Florida.
    In memory of Albert Fielding Lang “Uncle Al” Nov. 16, 1870-Feb. 27, 1960 Came to Florida in 1911 Mayor of St. Petersburg: 1916 to 1918-1918 to 1920 Founding President of St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Brought St. Louis . . .

    (Politics • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/07/19--14:01: Makah Indian Tribe
  • near Forks, Washington.
    Bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean, pre-contact Makah held a vast area of inland and coastal territory. These richly forested lands and the seas which teemed with life offered early Makah a wealth . . .

    (Native Americans • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/08/19--03:35: The Naval Station
  • Algiers, Louisiana.
    Although this land was purchased by the U.S. Government from Jean P. Dupiere in 1849 as a proposed Navy Yard, a U.S. Naval Station was not formally established here until 1901 when a dry dock arrived. More land was purchased . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--04:09: Mechanickham
  • Gretna, Louisiana.
    Founded in 1836 by Nicholas Noel Destrehan, Mechanickham was originally part of the Spanish land grant to the Ursuline nuns in 1790. It was incorporated with the villages of Gretna and McDonoghville in 1913 into the City of . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--04:40: Eiffel Tower Park
  • Paris, Arkansas.
    Eiffel Tower Park was established in 2014 on the West side of the Paris town square. The Eiffel Tower was a gift to the city by a former resident and pastor, Don Eubanks. A 7 foot water feature with fountain was added to the . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/08/19--04:50: Purple Heart Memorial
  • Zachary, Louisiana.
    It is foolish and wrong To mourn the men who died Rather we should thank God That such men lived. General George S. Patton, Jr.

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

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  • 02/08/19--10:42: Half-Way Oak
  • near Breckenridge, Texas.
    The Half-Way Oak has been a popular rest stop providing shade and comfort for those traveling on foot, horseback, wagons and automobiles for 200 years. The live oak tree got its name from its location half-way between . . .

    (Environment • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/08/19--10:47: Stephens County Courthouse
  • Breckenridge, Texas.
    This ornate doorway was main entrance of the three-story red sandstone courthouse built here in 1883. Carved into these columns are the names of Architect J.E. Flanders, County Judge E.L. Walker, and three of four . . .

    (Architecture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/08/19--10:49: St. Joseph and Iola Railroad
  • Wewahitchka, Florida.
    Third Steam railroad in Florida. Began operations in May, 1839. Built to transport cotton from Iola, located at Tennessee Bluff on the Apalachicola River, to the city of St. Joseph, 28 miles distant. The gauge was five feet. . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--10:50: Florida's First Railroad
  • Port St. Joe, Florida.
    Florida's first railroad was constructed for the Lake Wimico & St. Joseph Canal & Railroad Company. Work began in 1835 and the first train ran in March 1836. The line extended nine miles from St. Joseph to Lake Wimico. The . . .

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

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    , United Kingdom.
    The Norman Gatehouse and the Barbican The Norman Gatehouse The Norman Gatehouse was probably square, but only one wall is left. From the Gatehouse, part of the Curtain Wall, which enclosed the Castle, went up to the top of . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:22: Brack Mount
  • , United Kingdom.
    Brack Mount Brack Mount is the oldest part of Lewes Castle. William de Warenne built a motte and bailey castle here in the late 11th century. He started with a mound overlooking the River Ouse and made it higher, using . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:22: The Battle of Lewes, 1264
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Battle of Lewes, 1264 A violent clash between the barons and the King Standing here on 14th May 1264 you would have witnessed one of the most important battles between rebel barons and King Henry III. The King had a . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:22: Fireplace
  • , United Kingdom.
    Fireplace From the Great Hall Excavations suggest that the hall was rebuilt in the 13th century, up against the wall of the Shell Keep. This large fireplace would have helped to heat the room. The fireplace is backed with . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:22: What Happened Where?
  • , United Kingdom.
    What Happened Where? The de Warenne family lived inside the safest part of the Castle, the Shell Keep. Most of the Castle's occupants lived and worked in the Bailey. This was a large, roughly oval area between the two . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:23: Lewes Prison
  • , United Kingdom.
    A new, larger prison was needed in Lewes in the mid-19th century and opened in 1853. The Prison is now old but still houses over 500 prisoners. Mick Jagger, of the pop group The Rolling Stones was one of its most famous . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:23: St Michael’s Church
  • , United Kingdom.
    St Michael’s Church is one of the oldest in Lewes. It was built just inside the West Gate of the town. The oldest surviving part of the church is the round tower, which may have been built in the 12th century. There are only . . .

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

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