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    near Fairmont, West Virginia.
    In 1827 W. W. Fetterman purchased the land surrounding Valley Falls, and built a ship saw mill, and contracted with William Hanley, an English stone cutter, to cut a mill race for water power, using black powder explosives . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/15/19--10:24: Carverdale Farms
  • Granville, Tennessee.
    Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. July 31, 2018

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

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  • 02/15/19--10:31: George W. Carver High School
  • Newport News, Virginia.
    African American residents of Warwick County campaigned for new public schools to replace inadequate, overcrowded facilities in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1949 the county opened Carver High School, constructed here at a cost of . . .

    (African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    The rediscovery of the burial ground revealed that Africans and their descendants buried loved ones with dignity and respect in the 17th and 18th centuries. More than 90 percent of the 419 human skeletal remains were rapped . . .

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/15/19--10:38: Africans in Early New York
  • New York, New York.
    Africans were brought to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam from different regions with diverse cultures, religions, and languages. In 1664 the British captured New Amsterdam and renamed it New York. Before the American . . .

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/16/19--06:10: Captain Joseph Fry
  • Tampa, Florida.
    Captain Joseph Fry was born in Tampa (Fort Brooke) June 14, 1826. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served with the Navy throughout the world. When the Civil War broke out, Fry fought with courage and capacity for . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/16/19--06:13: First Duel in Ybor City 1888
  • Ybor City, Florida.
    The first violent death in the Latin Quarter occurred in this vicinity when a pistol duel was fought between two Cuban cigarmakers. Their nicknames were "Teclo" and "Matancero." "Teclo" was killed instantly in the exchange. . . .

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

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    Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
    English Side Located one block south at 123 Van Buren Street is the birthplace of the first bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard. Born August 15, 1879, Jeanmard belonged to St. Bernard Church where he . . .

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

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  • 02/16/19--07:10: Gen. Joseph Warren
  • Warren, Pennsylvania.
    Gen. Joseph Warren for whom the town and county were named Born at Roxbury Mass. June 11, 1741 Killed at The Battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/16/19--07:12: Church Alley
  • New Iberia, Louisiana.
    Frédéric Henri Duperier originally donated Church Alley to the City of New lberia. The Duperier family lived across the Bayou Teche in the mansion that was to become Mt. Carmel Academy. In 1837, Duperier donated the land for . . .

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

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  • 02/16/19--07:14: A Climate For War
  • near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    What was the War of 1812? America declared war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. The conflict lasted for over two years. Many historians believe that the war was the inevitable outcome of Britain's continued . . .

    (War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/16/19--07:18: The Perry Monument
  • near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Welcome to Presque Isle State Park and Perry Monument This monument honors Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval war hero who defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Crystal Point Under the . . .

    (Notable Events • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Opposite this spot, on the shores of Presque Isle Bay, Commodore Perry built his ships. The “Lawrence,” “Niagara,” “Ariel,” “Porcupine,” “Scorpion” & “Tigress.” On August 12, 1813, the fleet sailed and on September 10, 1813, . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/17/19--06:33: Attakapas Chapel
  • Lafayette, Louisiana.
    Attkapas Chapel: The Church in a Catholic Region This chapel is a reproduction based on St. Francis Catholic Church in Point Coupee (1760) and St Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville (1773). Both churches had a . . .

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

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  • 02/17/19--12:12: Preparing For Battle
  • near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Deep in the Wilderness Across the Bay lies Erie. In 1812, Erie was a small village of about 400 people and 100 homes. In those days, Erie was surrounded by wilderness and barely accessible by land. Everything was in short . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/17/19--12:17: Tribute to a Hero
  • near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    The Oliver Hazard Perry Monument The Continental Construction Company of Erie constructed this 80-foot limestone monument to Oliver Hazard Perry in 1926. Erie architect Fred Fuller designed the monument. Its cost exceeded . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/17/19--12:21: Son of the Sea
  • near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) was born on August 23, 1785 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The son of a U.S. Navy captain, Perry joined the Navy at the age of 13, fighting Barbary pirates on the Mediterranean Sea. He . . .

    (War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/17/19--12:25: Erie's Industrial Explosion
  • near Erie, Pennsylvania.
    A Great Lake’s Port Erie was incorporated in 1851 and soon developed into an important industrial city. The natural harbor, formed by Presque Isle, served as the magnet that drew economic prosperity to Pennsylvania's only . . .

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

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    Memphis, Tennessee.
    On September 15, 1968, thirty clergy and lay people from different congregations and different races established MIFA. For decades before, faith leaders had considered ways the community could unite, but after the sanitation . . .

    (African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/17/19--12:35: Schrom Airport
  • Lanham, Maryland.
    If you were standing on this site in 1930, you would have been surrounded by farmland. But "progress" was just beyond the trees where small planes took off and landed at the new Schrom Airport. Civil engineer William H. . . .

    (Agriculture • Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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