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  • 03/16/19--11:36: New Castle Hall
  • Newark, Delaware.
    This residence hall is named for the northernmost of Delaware's three counties, New Castle County. The City of Newark lies within its boundaries. The dormitory was constructed with state funding in 1925, in response to the . . .

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

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    Newark, Delaware.
    Some say the stars shine just a bit brighter over Cannon Hall, a residence hall built in 1952 and named for noted astronomer Annie Jump Cannon. As curator of the Harvard College Observatory, Dr. Cannon classified 350,000 . . .

    (Air & Space • Education • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--11:47: Albert Gallatin Lewis
  • Newark, Delaware.
    With deep gratitude for their commitment to education and service, the University of Delaware recognizes Albert Gallatin Lewis, his family and heirs, on whose land this building was built as a schoolhouse in 1884.

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

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  • 03/16/19--11:54: Looking Back...
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    Created during the Great Depression, this garden's first plants were 670 roses donated by Mr. Jasper Crane. In 2001, the Friends of Wilmington Parks began restoration to return the garden to its original state.

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--11:59: Looking Back...
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    Brandywine Park was created to give urban residents relief from city living and working conditions. A young woman is pictured sitting atop an outcropping of Brandywine Blue Rock in 1897.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--12:10: Old Soldiers' Park
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    Early in the 1890s, Civil War Union veterans claimed a small corner of Brandywine Park as a place to congregate in good weather. The familiar sight of the old soldiers sitting regularly in that area led people to call the . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--12:37: McKinley
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    President Governor Member of Congress Major Captain Lieutenant Sergeant

    (Politics • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--12:47: Looking Back...
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    In this photo from about 1913, park visitors enjoy the ice along with their dogs. A series of cold winters made ice skating on the Brandywine River a popular pastime. The dam pictured is the remnant of an early mill in Wilmington.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--12:50: Hoptown
  • Tombstone, Arizona.
    In 1879 there were 11 people in Tombstone of Chinese descent. By 1882 there were 250. The area between 2nd and 3rd and Allen and Toughnut was the area where they lived and had businesses, commonly called "Hoptown". The . . .

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

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  • 03/16/19--13:01: Looking Back...
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    The Sugar Bowl, built in 1902, was so named because of its lid-like domed roof. It was used as a concert site and venue for community programs. The Sugar Bowl eventually fell into disrepair and was reduced to a plaza and . . .

    (Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    New Castle County Honors the Delawareans Who Served in Vietnam [Plaque 1:] Robert P. Acher, Jr. James R. Adams Thomas B. Adams George L. Aikin Robert D. Alexander Douglas D. Alley Francis B. Amoroso Charles R. Anderson . . .

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

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    Erected in honor of the Soldiers and Sailors of Delaware who served in the World War 1917-1918

    (War, World I) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--13:42: Looking Back...
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    The Josephine Fountain has been drawing visitors to Brandywine Park since the 1930s. The fountain was built in honor of Mrs. Josephine Tatnall Smith who enjoyed walking through the park. Here families and couples enjoy a . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--13:43: Washington Street Bridge
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    The Washington Street bridge, completed in 1921, was dedicated to the "sons of Delaware who joined forces of their country in The Great War" on Memorial Day, 1922. The 250 foot, open spandrel arch bridge serves as a lasting . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    In 1938 the Wilmington Board of Education proudly dedicated a new vocational high school on the northwest corner of Market and 14th Streets. State and city dignitaries attended the ceremony that officially opened a school . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--13:49: Raymond R. Allen Court
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    Before 1821 immigrants from the German States, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Haiti, as well as African slave arrived in Baltimore in relatively small numbers, fewer than 1,000 per year on average. . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    Over 1.2 million European immigrants disembarked near this site, on piers six through nine, as part of the "Great Wave" immigration period from 1868 to 1914. The majority of these immigrants came on ships of the North German . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    This crane was a fixture on Pier 3 of Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway Shipyard facility. It was one of three identical cranes used to repair war-damaged ships during World War II. The Bethlehem Steel Corporation acquired the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    The Baltimore Museum of Industry is housed in Landra Beach Platt's 19th century oyster, fruit and vegetable cannery. Platt and Company built this facility in 1865 along the waterfront of Baltimore's industrial community of . . .

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

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