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  • 04/08/19--08:30: Collect Pond and the City
  • New York, New York.
    When New York was a small town at the southern tip of Manhattan, Collect Pond was a place for recreation: fishing in the summer and skating in the winter. Fishing in the pond was so popular that in 1734 the city banned nets, . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--08:33: Death of the Collect Pond
  • New York, New York.
    By 1796, a city engineer deemed Collect Pond to be stagnant and foul. A plan emerged to cleanse the pond and reconstruct it as a ship harbor with a channel to the Hudson River, but that plan was rejected. Instead, in 1803, . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--08:38: The Legendary Collect Pond
  • New York, New York.
    After Collect Pond was buried, various legends arose. Legend 1: The pond supplied the city’s drinking water. It did not. However, the city’s subterranean springs, which were the source of the pond’s water, fed two other . . .

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

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  • 04/08/19--08:41: From Collect Pond To Park
  • New York, New York.
    The long process of burying Collect Pond was completed by the mid-1810s, but its watery legacy remained. Streets laid over the former pond created a neighborhood that was briefly fashionable but quickly declined after the . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--08:45: On-On-Da-Ga
  • Jamesville, New York.
    Site of Indian village and stockade enclosing about ten acres, with forty additional acres adjoining under cultivation. Located just east of this place burned by the Indians at the time of Frontenac's invasion August 3, . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--08:48: Site of House
  • Concord, New Hampshire.
    Where the First Session Of New Hampshire Legislature Was Held in Concord 1782.

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

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  • 04/08/19--08:53: The Canalway Trail
  • Rochester, New York.
    Nope. No mules here. The Erie Canal song relates “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal.” Sorry, but Sal would not be pulling boats along this trail. This canal was constructed as the Barge Canal between 1905-1918 when boats . . .

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

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  • 04/08/19--08:58: The Genesee Expressway
  • Brighton, New York.
    Yes, it looks like an ordinary highway. But Interstate 390, also known as the "Genesee Expressway” has an impressive family history. The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways is the root of . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--09:03: Is this the Erie Canal?
  • Rochester, New York.
    The canal below your feet was constructed as part of the NYS Barge Canal. Started in 1905 and completed in 1918, it widened older canal sections and built new waterways to accommodate larger barges. This was a new section . . .

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

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Built with a gift from Richard and Sarah Smith “for the recreation of the young,” it opened in 1899 as a private park on public land, free and open to all. Created at the advent of the American Playground Movement, it is one . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--12:54: Home of the FFA Jacket
  • Fredericktown, Ohio.
    The blue corduroy jacket worn by members is a widely recognized symbol of the National FFA Organization, formerly Future Farmers of America. In 1933, Dr. J.H. “Gus” Lintner, a Fredericktown teacher and advisor to the local . . .

    (Agriculture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--13:58: Webb C. Ball Street Clock
  • Fredericktown, Ohio.
    Webb C. Ball was a native of the Fredericktown area before opening his jewelry store in Cleveland, Ohio. After a tragic railroad accident in Kipton, Ohio, in 1891, Ball was contracted by the railroad to standardize the time . . .

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

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  • 04/08/19--14:14: Mattachine Steps
  • Los Angeles, California.
    Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society on this hillside on November 11, 1950.

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

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    Moorpark, California.
    This church is a unique combination of two historic buildings, the Epworth and the Somis churches. Retired Methodist ministers established the Epworth Colony in what is now the Fairview district of Moorpark. A small chapel . . .

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

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  • 04/08/19--14:21: Tanner Homestead
  • near Santa Paula, California.
    The west portion of this house, which was built in the 1870s, is the original Tanner Home. Albert Miles Tanner was a member of the Mormon Battalion at the time of the War with Mexico. He opened the first hotel in Sacramento . . .

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

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  • 04/08/19--14:25: The Story of Fort Howell
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
    In the spring and summer of 1864, Union officers of the Department of the South on Hilton Head Island became concerned about retaining sufficient troops and equipment to defend Hilton Head, as units were being transferred to . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--14:31: 85 Leonard Street
  • New York, New York.
    Built in 1861, this building is significant as the only remaining cast-iron building façade in the city attributable to James Bogardus, the self-described “inventor of the cast-iron building”. Typically, the cast-iron façade . . .

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

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  • 04/08/19--14:34: Forts of the Civil War
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
    Fort Howell is typical of the earthen forts constructed during the Civil War by both Confederates and Union Armies. The change from earlier brick and stone masonry forts was the result of advances in weaponry that occurred . . .

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/08/19--15:07: Sullivan’s Campaign
  • Cayuga, New York.
    One mile west Col. Butler crossed Cayuga Lake and destroyed Cayuga village of Tichero

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

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  • 04/08/19--15:21: Hagerstown Railway
  • Hagerstown, Maryland.
    The only trolley system to operate in Washington County was started with the creation of the Hagerstown Railway in 1896. It consisted of a loop around the outer edges of town, and crossing lines that ran north-south on . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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