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    West Wendover, Nevada.
    On June 17, 1914, AT&T erected the last of some 130,000 poles at Wendover, and the wires were spliced, joining more than 3,400 miles of telephone line. This splice connected the first telephone line from the East Coast to . . .

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

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    , Netherlands.
    Toneelspeler. Actief voorvechter van de rechter en de positie van homosexuelen van 1939 tot 1966. Schuilnaam Bob Angelo. Initiafnemer tijdschrift Levensrecht (1939). Actief en het verzet tijdens tweede wereldoorlog. . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/19--11:59: The Victory Highway
  • West Wendover, Nevada.
    The Victory Highway monument is a representation of the earlier bronze eagle markers of the 1920s. Original eagle markers were to be located at each county line with a plaque dedicated to the sons and daughters who served . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/19--12:30: A Fortified City
  • , Guatemala.
    Ciudad Fortaleza La ciudad se dispuso en una magnífica posición topográfica. Los barrancos que la rodean la convierten en una fortaleza natural inexpugnable, circunstancia de gran importancia en una época en que prevalecían . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/19--12:50: Historic Wendover Field
  • West Wendover, Nevada.
    The history of the Wendover Field began when the United States Army designated the area near the town of Wendover as an additional bombing range. Though isolated, the area was well suited to fit the needs: the Western . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/19--15:24: World Wars Memorial
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Erected by the Citizens of Somerton in honor of its sons who served in the World War 1917 — 1919 [Died in Service] Ward W. Pierson • Donato Macholi [Honor Roll of Veterans] —————————————— Erected in appreciation of our . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Colegio de San Francisco de Sales De manera inmediata al establecimiento de la Congregación del Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, hacia las dos primeras décadas del siglo XVIII, los padres filipenses se empeñaron en hacer una . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/19--17:04: Western Pacific Railroad
  • West Wendover, Nevada.
    The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad financed the Western Pacific Railroad (WP) from San Francisco to Salt Lake City to compete with the Southern Pacific route. The WP, incorporated March 6, 1903, provided a . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/19--19:26: The Old Lead Road
  • near New Glarus, Wisconsin.
    In 1828, ox-teams, guided along an ancient Winnebago Indian trail, began hauling lead from Exeter to Mineral Point and Galena over this road. June 29, 1832, after the Battle of the Pecatonica, Gen. Henry Dodge and his . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/27/19--15:20: Wringing Out a Livelihood
  • near Shell, Wyoming.
    By the late 1800s, settlers were already trying to wring a livelihood from the harsh environment in Shell Canyon and the valley below. Average precipitation here is less than ten inches per year and land suitable for . . .

    (Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Meeteetse, Wyoming.
    The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 290 First National Bank of Meeteetse

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

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  • 03/28/19--10:04: Battle of Brandy Station
  • near Culpeper, Virginia.
    This hallowed ground witnessed a furious struggle during the largest cavalry action of the Civil War in the opening engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign. This portion of the Brandy Station is preserved with the help of a . . .

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

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    Plano, Texas.
    Kentucky natives William and Ruth Forman moved to Texas in 1846, and acquired land that included the future location of Plano. The Formans' daughter Letitia married George Barnett in 1853. The Barnetts bought land northwest . . .

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

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  • 03/28/19--10:19: The Manatee River
  • Bradenton, Florida.
    named for the marine mammal Trichechus Latirostris, was the main avenue of transportation and communication since the first permanent settlement. All commerce, goods for the early stores, the U.S. Mail, passengers and . . .

    (Agriculture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Anna Maria Island, Florida.
    In 1911, a group of businessmen from Anna Maria Island and St. Petersburg founded the Anna Maria Beach Company to develop the island into a resort community. The company cleared land, laid out streets and sidewalks, dug . . .

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

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  • 03/28/19--12:05: The Great Fire
  • Altamont, New York.
    ON 30 APRIL 1886, FIRE TORE through the business district of Knowersville, leveling all five buildings of the Lockwood Estate, including the drug and dry goods store of Davenport & Fredericks, the carriage factory of . . .

    (Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/28/19--12:08: Oak Leaf Anchor
  • Fish Creek, Wisconsin.
    The 1,000 pound anchor from the schooner "Oak Leaf" Launched on April 14, 1866 Sank in Sturgeon Bay in 1926

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/28/19--12:11: Ship's Double Wheel
  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
    Mounted on the stern of the ship over the rudder, the double wheel was used to steer the ship in the event of a breakdown of the regular steering system. The two wheels provided space for additional "man" power. Donated by . . .

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

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  • 03/28/19--12:17: The Carriage Works
  • Altamont, New York.
    HENRY LOCKWOOD BUILT THE FIRST carriage factory in Knowersville in 1874. The VanBenscoten brothers and Charles B. Warner operated the business until the April 1886 Great Fire consumed the original building and much of the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/28/19--12:19: Schooner Rudder
  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
    The schooner was found off Bailey's Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin. The rudder was brought up from Lake Michigan by Century Divers of Lake County, Illinois. It is estimated to be from about 1827.

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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