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    Clyde, New York.
    In 1722 a blockhouse was built here by an expedition sent by Governor William Burnet of the Province of New York. The site was the location of an earlier French trading post, on the trail leading from Sodus Bay. During the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Verdi, Nevada.
    This site was the last natural crossing of the Truckee River before the Henness Pass Road began its climb over the Sierras. In 1860, Felix O’Neill had the first station on the river, while D.M. Bull operated a stage stop at . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--10:54: Peavine Mining District
  • Reno, Nevada.
    Discoverites of gold and silver in the early 1860s led to the founding of Peavine. Later it was re-named Poe City in honor of John Poe, but was referred to as Poeville or Podunk. The district’s boom was brief lasting only . . .

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

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    Clyde, New York.
    First brick edifice in Clyde The Baptist church 1833-1954 The public library 1955-1995

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

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  • 04/09/19--11:01: Mary Titcomb
  • Hagerstown, Maryland.
    Mary Titcomb was the first librarian to lead the Washington County Free Library, the first county library chartered in the United States. She was dedicated to seeing that the library was accessible beyond the county seat, so . . .

    (Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near North Shore, California.
    This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Designed by architect Albert Frey, the building resembles a ship with its curved prow, second-story . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--11:26: A Memorable Muse
  • San Francisco, California.
    From 1914 to 1972, this area was occupied by the popular amusement center known as Playland-at-the-Beach. Imagine how it must have looked and felt when as many as 65,000 people frolicked here on weekends while taking in sea . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--11:28: Barnum's First Big Bamboozle
  • New York, New York.
    Barnum’s First Big Bamboozle Washington’s 161-Year Old Nursemaid Bowery & Division Street Whether P.T. Barnum said it or not, “there’s a sucker born every minute” certainly applies to the throngs that lined up at Bowery and . . .

    (African Americans • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--11:33: Replica Blockhouse
  • near Clyde, New York.
    This replica blockhouse was constructed 1975-76, as a Bicentennial project, with donations from local businesses It is built to resemble the original blockhouse, described as being about 12 feet by 18 feet in dimension, two . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--11:59: Museum of Masks
  • , Mexico.
    Museo de la Máscara El Museo de la Máscara de San Luis es uno de los mejores del país debido a su gran colección de más de un millar de máscaras, entre las que se encuentran ejemplares procedentes de casi todo el país. . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--12:09: Hints of History
  • San Francisco, California.
    Looking around today's Ocean Beach, it's difficult to visualize Playland and the surrounding areas as they once were. But there are plenty of reminders all around you. Just south of here at Golden Gate Park's west entry . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--12:17: Española Bookstore
  • , Mexico.
    Librería Española Este edificio fue construido entre finales del siglo XVII y principios del XVIII. Se sabe que en 1725 unas monjas compraron la propiedad para ocuparse de las labores de la Parroquia - hoy Catedral - durante . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--12:25: Albert von Koelliker
  • , Germany.
    Hier wohnte Albert von Koelliker *6.7.1817 in Zürich †2.11.1905 in Würzburg 1849-1902 Professor an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysiologie und vergleichende Anatomie Begründer . . .

    (Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--12:27: Honor Roll
  • Lyons, New York.
    World War I Rudolph Cataldi Bert Collins Robert Guenthner Irving Martin Elmer Pflug Frank Schlieman Edward Walsh World War II Marl Blanch Michael Cassavino William Hess Loius Justino Albert Kline Norman Lanscaster George . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--13:01: The Siege of Fort Blakeley
  • Blakeley, Alabama.
    "Each man was provided with a spade, and at the given signal, the line advanced in good shape, though opposed by a sharp fire." Brig. Gen. Christopher C. Andrews The Union Army laid siege to Fort Blakeley for over a week . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/09/19--13:21: De Witt County
  • Yorktown, Texas.
    Created March 24, 1846 from Gonzales, Victoria and Goliad counties; Organized July 13, 1846, with Cuero as the county seat Named in honor of Green De Witt A Texas Empresario Born in Kentucky September 16, 1797 Died in . . .

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

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    near Floresville, Texas.
    A ranch chapel visited regularly and maintained by the Franciscan missionaries of San Antonio near the ancient settlement of Las Islitas (now Graytown) Attended by the Canary Islanders, their descendants, Mexicans, Natives . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--13:30: Karnes City
  • Karnes City, Texas.
    Seat of Karnes County; was founded in Christmas season, 1890, when a partnership headed by Otto Buchel bought 1,000 acres of land from J. L. Calvert for $5 an acre. The tract was near the geographic center of the county and . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--13:35: Pilarczyk Store
  • Panna Maria, Texas.
    Built 1875; second oldest store in Panna Maria; still has original rafters and floors. Lime for mortaring stones (visible on back and sides) was fired in home kilns. Store was bought by Victor Pilarczyk, 1913. First gas pump . . .

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

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  • 04/09/19--13:38: First Store in Panna Maria
  • Panna Maria, Texas.
    Built in 1855; used as a storeroom for landlord's share of Panna Maria crops. The landlord, John Twohig, a devout Catholic, set aside one room of store for the church and school. Owned and operated by the Snoga family since . . .

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

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