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    Charles Town, West Virginia.
    On these grounds stood the first school for "colored" in Jefferson County. In 1867, the Freedmen's Bureau established this school at the home of Achilles Dixon, a blacksmith. Its first teachers were Annie Dudley and E.H. . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--15:50: Fort Cooper
  • near Inverness, Florida.
    Setting the Scene In the Spring of 1836, President Andrew Jackson ordered General Winfield Scott, commander of the U.S. Army in Florida, to punish and defeat the belligerent Seminoles. Gen. Scott devised a complicated plan . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--15:51: Florida's First People
  • near Inverness, Florida.
    Prior to the Spanish arrival in the 1500s, there were hundreds of thousands of Native Americans living in Florida. Evidence of their diverse culture has been discovered in the mounds, earthworks, middens and other . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Inverness, Florida.
    Seminole Migration Story of Survival The Seminole are descendants of the Muscogee group consisting primarily of Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama. In the early 1700s, various bands of Creeks and other Muskogean peoples . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--15:54: Life Along the Withlacoochee
  • near Inverness, Florida.
    Adapting to Life in the Cove Necessities of Life Before the Seminole were forced to move to the Cove, they were farmers and ranchers who lived in sturdy log homes and based their wealth on large herds of cattle and extensive . . .

    (African Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--15:55: War Comes to the Cove
  • near Inverness, Florida.
    The Second Seminole War Begins A Year of Victory for the Seminole In the early 1830s pressure to remove Florida's Indians grew intense. Seminole leaders signed treaties in 1832 and 1833 that called for the tribe to relocate . . .

    (Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--15:55: Thomas Green House
  • Charles Town, West Virginia.
    Born in November 1820, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Thomas Green relocated to Charles Town where he began practicing law in 1843. Later, he became a judge and the Mayor of Charles Town. When Judge Brown's selected legal . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--15:56: Old Military Road
  • near Inverness, Florida.
    This wagon trail led between Fort Brooke and Fort King along the west side of the Cove of the Withlacoochee.

    (Forts, Castles • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Inverness, Florida.
    The Siege of Fort Cooper A Hastily Built Defense In March 1836, General Winfield Scott launched a campaign to surround the Seminole in the Cove with an army of approximately 5,000 men. While marching to Fort Brooke in Tampa . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--16:00: Samuel Washington House
  • Charles Town, West Virginia.
    Samuel Washington was the brother of George Washington, first President of the United States. Born in 1734, Samuel Washington served as Justice of the Peace, County Magistrate, County Sheriff, and parish vestryman in . . .

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

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  • 04/18/19--16:12: Martin Robison Delany
  • Charles Town, West Virginia.
    Martin Robison Delany was born in Charlestown, Virginia (now Charles Town, West Virginia) on May 6, 1812. His mother, Patti Peace was a free black woman. She married an enslaved man from Berkeley County named Samuel Delany. . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--16:15: Office of Charles Washington
  • Charles Town, West Virginia.
    From this one-room office Charles Washington, brother of George Washington, sold lots in the City of Charles Town which he founded in 1786.

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

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    Charles Town, West Virginia.
    The first school for African-Americans in Charles Town started in December 1865 at the home of Achilles and Ellen Dixon, African-Americans who lived on Liberty Street. It was taught by Freewill Baptist Missionary Anne . . .

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

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  • 04/18/19--16:34: 36982 Charles Town Pike
  • near Purcellville, Virginia.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 04/18/19--16:35: Work Area
  • , Palestinian Territories.
    100,000 date pits and an apparatus for the production of date honey were discovered here.

    (Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Templo de Ntra. Sra. de los Remedios Este templo formó parte del convento franciscano y su construcción concluyó en 1731 gracias a la devoción de Fray José de Arlegui. El templo es de una nave y bóveda, su fachada es . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/18/19--16:41: A Little History
  • Purcellville, Virginia.
    The mill, now the home of Magnolias at the Mill, was built in 1905. Most recently it had served in the production of pasture seed for the Contee Adam Seed Company, operated by three generations of the Adams. The mural above . . .

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

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  • 04/18/19--16:47: Killed in Action Memorial
  • Purcellville, Virginia.
    This Area is Dedicated To The Memory Of Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters

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

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  • 04/18/19--16:53: The Case Building
  • Purcellville, Virginia.
    This building was erected in 1921 as the J. Lodge Motor Company, becoming one of the earliest Buick dealerships in the region. Joseph Lodge and Raymond Case operated the business together until Raymond's passing in 1944. In . . .

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

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  • 04/18/19--16:58: David A. Clarke
  • Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia.
    David A. Clarke was born on October 13, 1943. He grew up in the Southeast and Shaw neighborhoods of Washington attending Thompson Elementary, Jefferson High and Western High Schools. In 1965, he graduated from The George . . .

    (Education • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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