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  • 02/08/19--17:23: Southover Grange
  • , United Kingdom.
    Southover was one of the earliest suburbs of Lewes. The Priory was built here on low land between the River Ouse and the Winterbourne stream. King Henry VIII ordered the Priory to be destroyed in 1537-8. Some of the Caen . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:23: Mount Caburn
  • , United Kingdom.
    There was an Iron Age hillfort on Mount Caburn about 1000 years before Lewes Castle was built. The hillfort dominated the valley of the River Ouse from the east. Lewes Castle was built to control the valley from the west.

    (Forts, Castles • Natural Features) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/08/19--17:23: Protestant Martyrs
  • , United Kingdom.
    In the 1550s, during the reign of the Catholic Queen, Mary, 17 Protestants were burned to death in Lewes. They died in front of the Star Inn, now the Town Hall, in the High Street. This Obelisk was built in 1889 as a . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:24: The Wealds
  • , United Kingdom.
    The Weald is an area surrounded by chalk hills called the North and South Downs. Lewes is on the South Downs. In the distance you can see the sandstone ridge of the High weald. Closer to Lewes is the Low Weald. For many . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--17:24: Lewes Racecourse
  • , United Kingdom.
    Lewes Racecourse was open by 1712. The first grandstand was built in the 1770s. Lewes races were very fashionable. In 1806 two horses, Pancho and Pavilion, raced for a prize of over £2000. The Prince Regent and 3000 people . . .

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

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  • 02/08/19--18:30: The Cage
  • , Jamaica.
    The Cage The cage dates back to 1806. A belfry was built in 1811. In about 1823 this was replaced with todays building of bricks and mortar. The Cage was used as an overnight lockup for vagrants, drunks, runaways and . . .

    (Colonial Era • Law Enforcement • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/08/19--19:01: Ocho Rios Fort
  • , Jamaica.
    Ocho Rios Fort The Ocho Rios Fort is one of the oldest buildings in Ocho It was originally built in the 17th century and was strengethned in 1780 when Jamaica was experiencing an attack from French forces. Its unique . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/09/19--05:13: World War II Memorial
  • Beaumont, Pennsylvania.
    In honor of those who served during World War II from the Township of Monroe [Roll of Honored Dead] Lawrence Gavek • Clifford Nolton • Joseph Rusinko [Honor Roll of Veterans]

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/09/19--08:47: Dr. Ignacio Chávez
  • , Mexico.
    Dr. Ignacio Chavez 1897 a 1979 Rector de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo y de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Fundador y Director del Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia de Mexico. Dr. Honoris . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/09/19--09:26: A Gathering Place
  • Los Angeles, California.
    His given name is the Trojan Shrine, but he is best-known by his nickname: Tommy Trojan. Probably the most popular and recognizable member of the Trojan Family, he is a physical and symbolic rallying point for the entire . . .

    (Architecture • Education • Landmarks) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/09/19--09:29: The Garden of the Roses
  • , Mexico.
    Jardín de las Rosas El nombre oficial de este jardín se le otorga en honor al profesor de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Luis González Gutiérrez, mientras que el nombre popular como Jardín de las Rosas, lo recibe del conjunto . . .

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

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  • 02/09/19--10:10: Jesse Parker
  • Huntsville, Texas.
    In 1822 Jesse Parker moved to the Mexican state of Texas. A veteran of the War of 1812, he represented the Sabine District at the Convention of 1832 in San Felipe de Austin. Three years later he received a land grant in the . . .

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

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  • 02/09/19--10:13: Anthony Martin Branch
  • Huntsville, Texas.
    Born in Buckingham County, Va.; came to Texas, 1847. Settled in Huntsville; entered law practice with Henderson Yoakum. Married Amanda Smith, 1849. Served in the 8th State Legislature, 1859-61; the Confederate army, 1862; . . .

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

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  • 02/09/19--10:17: Pleasant Williams Kittrell
  • Huntsville, Texas.
    Doctor Pleasant Williams Kittrell, a statesman in North Carolina and Alabama, moved with his family to Texas in 1850. While serving two terms in the Texas Legislature, the doctor authored the bill to establish the University . . .

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

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  • 02/09/19--10:23: The Rev. Thomas H. Ball
  • Huntsville, Texas.
    Thomas Henry Ball was born in Northumberland County, Virginia, in 1819, the son of The Rev. David Thomas and Hannah Henry (Gaskins) Ball. Following in his father's footsteps, Ball became a Methodist minister. While serving . . .

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

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    near Norden, California.
    History The first wagon trains, the first transcontinental railroad, and the first transcontinental highway crossed Donner Summit. So did the first transcontinental airway. When airplanes were new, pilots flew by the "seat . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/09/19--10:53: China Wall
  • Truckee, California.
    History Things to do right here "They were a great army laying siege to Nature in her strongest citadel." -- Beyond the Mississippi, 1869. They worked sunrise to sunset, six days a week, 52 weeks a year. Had it not been for . . .

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

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  • 02/09/19--11:10: Donner Lake West End
  • near Truckee, California.
    History The Donner Lake area is not only an exciting place to live and adventure, but also has lots of interesting history. The story of the Donner Party crossing over this amazing and majestic mountain range (1847) has . . .

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

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  • 02/09/19--11:39: What Made Her Do It?
  • Truckee, California.
    History Today each August hundreds of swimmers take to the 65º water of Donner Lake and swim its 2.7 mile long length. Each swimmer has lots of company. On August 19 (sic, 18), 1935 though, it was a different story. On that . . .

    (Notable Events • Sports • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/09/19--16:35: Wise Power Plant
  • Auburn, California.
    History At one time canals laced the Sierra foothills and the mountains above. Many still exist as do the reservoirs the canals linked. Originally the canals were used to funnel water to hydraulic and pacer mining. The . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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