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  • 03/16/19--15:10: Steam Tug Baltimore
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Steam Tug Baltimore was built at the foot of Federal Hill, at a cost of approximately $30,000. S.T. Baltimore served the city from 1906 to 1962. In 1963, Maryland Shipbuilding and Dry Dock sold the Baltimore to family in . . .

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

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  • 03/16/19--15:25: Hull of the Gov. R.M. McLane
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    The Governor R.M. McLane was built for the Maryland State Police Oyster Navy and named after Robert Milligan McLane, Governor of Maryland from January 1884 to March 1885. The Oyster Navy was formed in 1867 in order to . . .

    (Environment • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--15:32: The PPIE Experience
  • San Francisco, California.
    "The coloring is so soft and wonderful. Blues and reds and greens and yellows and browns and grays are all blended into one perfect whole… It is fairyland." Laura Ingalls Wilder, West from Home. The Palace of Fine Arts is . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--15:40: Knabe Piano Factory Cupola
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    This elegantly designed cupola sat atop the William Knabe and Company piano factory in 1869 off South Eutaw Street, near present day Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The original building and cupola is an example of 19th century . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--16:00: Working Point by David Hess
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    While seemingly toy-like, the sculpture neither moves nor did it ever function. It was designed to integrate 90 tons of obsolete machinery from Baltimore's industries, highlighting their many interconnections. All the . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/16/19--20:08: Save the Palace
  • San Francisco, California.
    "Therefore, let us preserve our Palace of Fine Arts as long as possible, six months, six years, or any length of time — maybe someday it can be made permanent…” Willis Polk, 1915 It is difficult to contemplate San Francisco . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    San Francisco, California.
    The 91st Observation Squadron Crissy Field was home to many daring pilots who made their mark on aviation history. Among these famous flyers were Major Dana H. Crissy, who died in a crash attempting to fly to the East Coast . . .

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

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  • 03/17/19--11:15: Minnehaha Creek
  • Glen Echo, Maryland.
    This deep ravine and rocky creep are typical of streams in the Potomac River Valley. Today Minnehaha Creek flows freely through Glen Echo Park. Changes made to the creek during the past 100 years mirror the history of Glen . . .

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

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  • 03/17/19--11:26: Glen Echo Park
  • Glen Echo, Maryland.
    The Park Carousel A park highlight is the 1921 Dentzel Carousel. In 1960, the park's first Civil Rights protest occurred on the Carousel. After Glen Echo Park became a national park unit, local residents raised $80,000 in . . .

    (Civil Rights • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New Carlisle, Quebec.
    L'Eglise anglicane Saint Andrew's Vers 1784, les premiers Loyalistes (citoyens restés fidèles à la couronne britannique après l'indépendance américaine) viennent s'installer sur les côtes de la Baie des Chaleurs. Au début, . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/17/19--19:23: The Last Word in Airfields
  • San Francisco, California.
    U.S. Army Coast Defense Air Station From 1921 to 1936, Crissy Field was at the forefront of military air operations. Home of the U. S. Army Air Corps' Coast Defense Air Station, the site included a grassy landing strip and . . .

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

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  • 03/17/19--20:46: Homeland of the Yelamu
  • San Francisco, California.
    The Native People of the Peninsula The Yelamu were one of 50 independent Ohlone tribes related through culture and language. Ohlone peoples have lived in the Bay Area for several thousand years. The Yelamu, whose territory . . .

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

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    San Francisco, California.
    Armored vessels and rifled artillery developed during the Civil War could destroy brick forts like Fort Point. As a consequence, these walled forts were replaced by earthen gun emplacements with underground ammunition . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/17/19--23:22: Resisting the Twisting
  • San Francisco, California.
    Ever since the modern suspension bridge was invented in the early 1800s, one of the biggest challenges engineers have faced is preventing these flexible structures from moving too much in the wind. A storm on December 1, . . .

    (Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/18/19--09:35: Benton Hall Academy
  • Little Falls, New York.
    Originally constructed in 1895 and completely reconstructed in 1997, Benton Hall is one of the oldest public school buildings still in use in New York State

    (Education) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/18/19--09:37: Brave Defenders
  • Little Falls, New York.
    To the brave defenders of our Union

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

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  • 03/18/19--09:42: David L. Bass
  • Little Falls, New York.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, S/man Bass advanced to the top of the sand hill and partly . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/18/19--09:50: Benton’s Landing
  • Little Falls, New York.
    Nathaniel Benton came to Little Falls as a War of 1812 veteran and opened a law office here in 1819. His young but flourishing practice enabled him to marry Sarah Britton and to build for her the fine Greek Revival home . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/18/19--09:52: Honor Roll
  • Little Falls, New York.
    St. Mary’s Church Little Falls, N.Y. 1917 - World War - 1918 For God and Country Names are not transcribed This memorial tablet, steel, pole and flag donated by Hon. Homer P. Snyder 1914-Member of Congress-1924. Our . . .

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

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  • 03/18/19--09:56: Window on the Past
  • Little Falls, New York.
    Main Street has always been the place to go in Little Falls for the necessities of life whether it’s something for the home, something to eat, or something to wear. Look east on Main Street from this sign(on your right) and . . .

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

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