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  • 03/04/19--10:00: Niagara Escarpment
  • Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.
    The limestone bluffs you see along Green Bay are part of the same formation that Niagara Falls plunges over in New York. The Niagara Escarpment arches for a thousand miles around the Great Lakes. Lower layers of soft, . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    At this place 24 March 1900 Hon. Robert A. Van Wyck made the first excavation for the underground railway Rapid Transit Commission Alexander E Orr President Johns H Starin Woodbury Langdon George L Rives Charles Stewart . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--10:09: The Big Quarterly
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    "For the sake of peace, love, and nothing but that..." referring to the break with the Asbury Methodist Church of Wilmington, Reverend Peter Spencer The August Quarterly, originally known as the Big Quarterly, is the oldest . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--10:13: The Great Railroad Boom
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    "... every convenience that could be thought of has been secured." reported about the car built for Henry M. Flagler, in Every Evening, Wilmington, January 4, 1887 Wilmington manufacturers found that the craftsmen who could . . .

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

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    "...when he was called on to speak he just shifted that cigar and spoke from the heart." columnist Bill Frank on the death of his friend, Senator John E. Reilly, Sr., Wilmington Evening Journal, February 28, 1963 In many . . .

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

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  • 03/04/19--10:22: South Market Street Bridge
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    "...the undertaking has resulted in great convenience to the traveling community..." Reminisces of Wilmington, by Elizabeth Montgomery, 1851 Market Street has long been a major gateway into the city of Wilmington, but there . . .

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

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  • 03/04/19--10:30: The Underground Railroad
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    "I write to let thee know that Harriet Tubman is again in these parts..." Thomas Garrett to William Still, December 1, 1860 The Underground Railroad was a network of people—whites, free blacks, fugitive slaves, Native . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--10:35: Egg Harbor
  • Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
    Blessed with good farmland and a deep water port, Egg Harbor has thrived since its beginning in 1861. In the early years, Egg Harbor served fishermen, farmers, and lumbermen. It was the first community in Door County to hard . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--10:40: Town of Sevastopol
  • Sevastopol, Wisconsin.
    Sevastopol is the heart of Door Peninsula's famous fruit orchards. Swiss immigrant Joseph Zettel planted the first orchard one mile from here in 1862. His State Fair apple exhibit led University of Wisconsin scientists . . .

    (Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--10:43: A Fortunate Mix
  • Sevastopol, Wisconsin.
    Sevastopol orchards thrive in an ideal blend of climate and soils. Lime-rich soils provide essential nutrients for fruit trees. In addition, cool spring temperatures moderated by the waters and ice of Lake Michigan and Green . . .

    (Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--10:51: The Skipper
  • Gills Rock, Wisconsin.
    Howard and Emery Weborg had been fishermen all their lives. Howard began fishing with his father Alfred in 1917. Soon Emery joined them fishing on their father's boat, the Golden Girl. At age 64, Alfred suffered an angina . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Gills Rock, Wisconsin.
    Rudder from the “City of Glasgow” Sunk in Lily Bay, Oct. 6, 1917 Raised by Century Divers, Aug. 29, 1971 and donated to the Door County Maritime Museum.

    (Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--11:04: Cupola House
  • Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
    The Cupola House National Historic Landmark Est. 1871

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

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    In memory of the Delawareans who gave their lives in the Korean War, 1950 — 1953 Thomas J. Angeline Frank Biselis Paul L. Brittingham William J. Clark Le Roy M. Cooke Samuel L. Crawford Howard B. Davis, Jr. Vernon L. De . . .

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

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  • 03/04/19--11:15: Historic Shipyards
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    "Iron Steam Shops, Steam Boats & Iron Sailing Vessels Completed in Every Particular" Harlan & Hollingsworth & Co., Wilmington, Delaware, 1878 To comply with federal law protecting historic sites, the U.S. Army Corps of . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--11:52: The New World
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    "Nothing is too Good for their Friends." William Penn, speaking of the Lenni Lanape Indians of the Delaware Valley More than 10,000 years ago, the earliest settlers of Delaware arrived from Asia emigrating across the Bering . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/04/19--11:54: In Honor of All Veterans
  • Newport, Delaware.
    To those who have served in peace, we are thankful for their steady watch and perserverance. to those who have seen battle, we know there are no unwounded comrades. For those who gave their lives that others may live theirs . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    This bell was donated to the Five Points Civic Association Fire Squad by the Weccacoe Fire Company, 2nd & Jackson Streets, Wilmington, Delaware and used to summon men to alarms in the early 1900's. It was reconditioned and . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    As a child, Lynn Williams spent her summers among the rural landscapes of her native New York. There she discovered what would become a lifelong appreciation and love of nature. Lynn brought that love of nature with her to . . .

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

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  • 03/04/19--12:02: Site of First Block House
  • Concord, New Hampshire.
    Site of First Block House Erected 1726-7. Used As Meeting House Town House And School House.

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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