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  • 04/14/19--09:47: NYC’s Oldest Thoroughfare
  • New York, New York.
    “To see the Bowery in its glory, one must visit it at night. It is a blazer of light from one end to the other.” -James D.McCabe, New York by Sunlight and Gaslight, 1882 Originally a Native American footpath, Dutch farm road . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    The architectural significance of this church, built in 1817 on land donated by Colonel Henry Rutgers, a Revolutionary War patriot, is its introduction, at an early date, of Gothic design as seen in its pointed-arch windows . . .

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

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    Swanton, Ohio.
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    (War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/14/19--10:57: Plainfield House
  • Plainfield, Illinois.
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    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/14/19--11:01: Plainfield House
  • Plainfield, Illinois.
    This was the site of the Arnold Tavern, first government franchised Post Office in present day Will County (1834-1845). The present building was the home of Dr. E.C. Wight, one of the first physicians in northern Illinois . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--11:02: Sherman Centennial Plaza
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    With pioneer spirit, the 28 year old Mr. Sherman arrived in Sioux Falls in June of 1873. He invested in real estate, milling, banking, an electric plant, and a railway company. E.A. Sherman was involved in the community as . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--11:07: Quartzite Paving Stones
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    (side one) Streets and alleys were paved with stone well into the 20th century. Between 1892 and 1916, 17 contracts were awarded to pave 50 blocks of local streets. Within a few years, the stones were paved over or torn . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--11:14: School Bus Safety Mirror
  • Lambertville, Michigan.
    The first school bus safety crossing mirror in the world was installed on a Bedford Rural Agricultural School bus in 1950 at Lambertville, MI. Inventor Reid Stout was principal, teacher, and bus driver. The morror was . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/14/19--11:17: Birthplace of Johnny Gruelle
  • Arcola, Illinois.
    Arcola is the birthplace of Johnny Gruelle 1880-1938 A prolific and versatile artist and writer Gruelle is best known for giving Raggedy Ann to the children of the world

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/14/19--11:17: Eudora Baptist Church
  • Memphis, Tennessee.
    Organized October 18, 1850 on two acres donated by Col. Eppy White, the church met in a log schoolhouse until the first building was erected in 1851. The first pastor was J.B. Canada. A larger building completed in 1858 was . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--11:20: Manhattan Bridge
  • New York, New York.
    Total length of bridge 6855 feet Length of main span 1470 feet Length of each side span 725 feet Width of bridge 120 feet Height of towers M.H.W/ to center of cables 321.4 feet Depth of tresses 24 feet Diameter of cables 21 . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    Statue of Liberty Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, engineer Richard Morris Hunt, architect of base, 1871-86 Ellis Island Boring and Tilton, architects Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--11:28: Palmyra Presbyterian Church
  • Palmyra, Michigan.
    Sixteen persons from Presbyterian congregations in Tecumseh, Blissfield and Adrian founded this church in 1836. The following year the Reverend John Walker became their minister. They held services in a schoolhouse on the . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Su Santidad Benedicto XVI, concedió la coronación pontifica de la venerada imagen de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, dignándose coronarla el Excelentísimo Señor Arzobispo de San Luis . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/14/19--12:26: Carl Caspar von Siebold
  • , Germany.
    Hier wohnte Carl Caspar von Siebold *4.11.1736 in Nideggen †3.4.1807 in Würzburg 1769-1807 Professor an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg Lehrstuhl für Anatomie, Chirurgie und Geburtshilfe Mitbegründer der . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--16:57: Erected May 12, 1888
  • Meadville, Pennsylvania.
    Erected May 12, 1888 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Crawford County and the founding of Meadville Pa.

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

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  • 04/14/19--17:02: War Veterans Memorial
  • Meadville, Pennsylvania.
    This memorial dedicated to War Veterans of all wars who fought to preserve our country

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

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    , Mexico.
    Fundacion de Santa María del Río Una antigua tradición señala que este pueblo, lo Fundó Juan de Santa María cacique de Jilotepec, en compañía de Pedro de Granada y Alonso de Gúzman el 15 de Agosto de 1542, día de la Asunción . . .

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

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  • 04/14/19--17:10: Former Franciscan Convent
  • , Mexico.
    Ex-Convento Franciscano El otro gran edificio colonial del lugar es éste. Fue construido en el siglo XVIII y presenta características similares a los demás inmuebles que formaron parte del convento Franciscano construido en . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/14/19--17:10: Martín Bautista Square
  • , Mexico.
    Plaza Martín Bautista La plaza originalmente fue mercado municipal. Al centro se colocó un gran monumento que en la parte superior tiene una escultura que representa el símbolo nacional: el águila. El monumento guarda en sus . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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