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History happened here.

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  • 02/18/19--19:03: Universal City Overlook
  • Los Angeles, California.
    The Entertainment Capital In 1912, Carl Laemmle bought a 230-acre chicken ranch and started Universal Studios. He kept the chickens just in case the movie business failed. He could not foresee that Los Angeles would become . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/18/19--19:07: Triumph of the Human Spirit
  • New York, New York.
    Front panel: Triumph of the Human Spirit 1992-2000 This sculpture is dedicated to all the unknown and unnamed Africans brought to this country including the 427 Africans excavated near this site which is now the rediscovered . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Covington, Kentucky.
    SLAVE ESCAPE On a snowy night in January 1856, seventeen slaves fled, at foot of Main Street, across frozen Ohio River. Margaret Garner was in this group. When arrested in Ohio, she killed little daughter rather than see . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ettrick, Virginia.
    Lynchburg native Amaza Lee Meredith was one of the nation's few African American female architects during the mid-20th century. Her self-designed residence, Azurest South (1939), is a rare Virginia example of a mature . . .

    (African Americans • Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--07:54: Campus Life
  • Los Angeles, California.
    For many decades, the Trojan Spirit has been rooted in USC’s rich campus life. In each era, however, the environment that has fostered that spirit has taken on a radically different character. The university’s first students . . .

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

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  • 02/19/19--08:22: The Founding of USC
  • Los Angeles, California.
    Los Angeles was a rough and tumble frontier town in the 1870s, when a group of public-spirited citizens first dreamed of establishing a university in the region. Led by Judge Robert Maclay Widney and members of the region’s . . .

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

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    Philadelphia, Mississippi.
    Constructed using funds raised by public subscription, this monument was dedicated in July 1912, to the memory of citizens of Neshoba County who served in the Civil War (1861-1865). The statue on the monument was damaged by . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shady Side, Maryland.
    This magnificent sailboat inspired a frenzy of boat building on the West River. In the 1930s, the Vanity reigned supreme in the hotly-contested 20-foot open class, a free-for-all sailboat race where the only requirements . . .

    (Sports • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Galesville, Maryland.
    Alice Wayson Hartge was the wife of Cap'n Oscar and the mother of eleven. When Oscar took over the boat yard in 1934, she became the bookkeeper, time keeper, and bill payer. Having the only phone in the area, any calls . . .

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

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    Galesville, Maryland.
    [Top plaque] Dedicated to those men and women in Galesville who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during war or peace. They gave so we can freely say, "...one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty . . .

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

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  • 02/19/19--11:11: A National Cemetery System
  • Hampton, Virginia.
    Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--11:21: Kenji Miyazawa
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas.
    You are facing the only statue of Kenji Miyazawa outside of Japan. We are grateful to the Miyazawa family for permission to erect it here. It is our hope that you will appreciate his body of work, including the message . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lake George, New York.
    Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) They lived on this hill and created art reflecting their love of Lake George.

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--11:42: Glen Mitchell
  • Wilton, New York.
    Site of hotel built in 1870 by Caleb Mitchell. Reopened by Redemptorists in 1886 as St. Clements College until relocating circa 1920.

    (Churches & Religion • Education • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Canoga Park, California.
    On 15 November 1950, the SSFL conducted its first official test with a Rocketdyne-designed XLR43-NA-1 large liquid propellant rocket engine, which later became the Redstone engine. Encompassing 2558 acres, 18 large static . . .

    (Air & Space • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--11:54: Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
  • Los Angeles, California.
    The record-breaking F-104 Starfighter was created by Clarence L “Kelly" Johnson and his Advanced Development Projects engineering unit (the "Skunk Works") at the Lockheed-California Company in Burbank. Johnson received the . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--11:57: 9/11 Cross
  • New York, New York.
    9/11 Cross A Symbol of Hope Out of the rubble of New York City’s Twin Towers on that fateful 9/11 morning emerged a symbol of hope: a perfectly proportioned cross formed from the steel girders of the previously standing twin . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--12:25: 45 East 66th Street
  • New York, New York.
    Designed by Harde & Short, this striking building, with its distinctive rounded corner bay, is an impressive reminder of the grand era of New York's early luxury apartment houses. Constructed in 1906-08 of brick and terra . . .

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

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    Greenville, Alabama.
    North side: Our Confederate Dead West side: Erected 1903 by the The Father Ryan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. South side: To the memory of Butler CO's Confederate Soldiers. East side: Dead, but . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 02/19/19--14:07: Water Tank
  • near Marbury, Alabama.
    The Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home was a self-sufficient operation. Constructed in 1904 by the State of Alabama, the reservoir and pumping stations were part of an intricate system which replaced hand dug wells as the . . .

    (Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos.

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