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  • 03/11/19--09:36: This is Mohawk Country
  • near Amsterdam, New York.
    The majestic Mohawk Valley has been the scene of many key events which have helped to shape the character and destiny of New York State and the nation. This was once the home of the proud Mohawks, one of the main tribes of . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--09:52: Streetcars to Como
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota.
    From Horse Car to Streetcar The Saint Paul City Railway used horse cars for its first route in 1872, but horses were expensive to feed and susceptible to disease and injury. As an alternative, the company tried cable cars in . . .

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

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  • 03/11/19--10:00: The Melan Arch
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota.
    From Europe to America Both concrete and steel were becoming more available for bridge construction in the late nineteenth century. This inspired designs for systems of steel reinforcing to produce longer concrete spans. . . .

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

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  • 03/11/19--10:04: Sounding Stones
  • New York, New York.
    Maya Lin Sounding Stones, 1996 Norwegian pearl granite blocks 6’ square by various lengths Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse New York NY Sounding Stones consists of four six-foot square granite blocks of . . .

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

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  • 03/11/19--10:09: Foley Square c. 1730
  • New York, New York.
    This medallion lies just beyond the edge of the African Burial Ground. Closed in 1794, the African Burial ground once covered more than 5 acres – about 5 city blocks. It is estimated that about 10,000 men, women and children . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Greenfield, Indiana.
    Information on the Move Information always travels by the best available technology. In the 19th century, the National Road (Main Street) along which you now stand, represented the latest in state-of-the-art communications. . . .

    (Communications • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    LaFollette, Tennessee.
    Growing up in LaFollette, Howard Armstrong's love of music developed early. His talents as an artist led to a legendary 80 year career as a singer, painter, and musician. In 1990, Howard was awarded a National Heritage . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--10:39: Canajoharie
  • Canajoharie, New York.
    Name means "pot that washes itself.” The pothole is in bed of creek below at entrance to Canajoharie Gorge

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--10:44: Shaper Quarry
  • Canajoharie, New York.
    Furnished stone for the Brooklyn Bridge shipped to New York via the Erie Canal

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--10:46: Christopher P. Yates
  • near Canajoharie, New York.
    Site of home of Christopher P. Yates, Montgomery County delegate to Constitutional Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 July 1788

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--10:49: Clinton Road
  • near Sprout Brook, New York.
    Route of Gen. Clinton’s American Army of 2000 men, 500 wagons, 200 batteaux, portage Canajoharie-Otsego Lake 1779

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--10:52: Henry Seeber
  • near Fort Plain, New York.
    Grave of Henry Seeber, pioneer, patriot & Revolutionary soldier

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--13:31: St. Pauli Lutheran Church
  • near Clinton, Minnesota.
    Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 14, 2010. Built in 1896 at a cost of $3,300 on land given by Sevrin & Lisbet Huselid.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Los Angeles, California.
    In violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany initiated an ambitious military rearmament program to restore its military strength; covert air reconnaissance missions commenced. Germany began to secure its national . . .

    (Notable Events • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--14:05: Lowry House
  • Huntsville, Alabama.
    John Lowry moved his family from Virginia and purchased land on Meridianville Pike in 1809. He was the contractor for Madison County's first courthouse in 1811. His grandson, John Tate Lowry, a leading merchant with Lowry, . . .

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

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  • 03/11/19--14:10: The Sheridan Apartments
  • Houston, Texas.
    This three-story apartment building was constructed in 1922 to help ease a housing shortage in Houston. It was built and owned by Robert C. Duff, a prominent Texas railroad man and banker before the Great Depression. The . . .

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

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  • 03/11/19--14:16: Mina Ward School
  • Bastrop, Texas.
    Bastrop was established as a Mexican municipality (later renamed Mina) in 1832. As in many Texas towns, early 20th century grade schools here were segregated into three campuses, with separate facilities for Mexican . . .

    (Civil Rights • Education • Hispanic Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--14:24: Sullivan-Clinton Campaign
  • Canajoharie, New York.
    Portage route of General James Clinton's army Canajoharie to Otsego Lake 2000 men, 300 wagons, 200 batteaux and supplies moved overland

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--14:30: Volkert Vrooman
  • Randall, New York.
    Where according to tradition Washington stayed over night on his visit through the valley

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/11/19--14:36: Glen Oaks
  • LaFollette, Tennessee.
    Erected ca 1900-01 by Harvey M. LaFollette, founder of the city of LaFollette. This 27 room home is in the high Victorian style and was designed by the famous 19th century architect, George Barber. While the grounds, which . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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