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  • 04/27/19--18:38: Schwegmann House
  • Washington, Missouri.
    Built by John F. Schwegmann, a miller, whose business was located across Olive Street. This home was built to accommodate Schwegmann's rural customers who brought their grain to town for milling. [Top plaque:] John . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--18:42: Bernard Wiese House
  • Washington, Missouri.
    Tobacconist and wine merchant Bernard Wiese used this structure as his home and shop. Eduard Robyn included this building in his lithograph of Washington produced in 1859.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/27/19--18:46: Tibbe Power Company
  • Washington, Missouri.
    In December of 1915, amid much fanfare, this power plant came online. Remarkable for that era, this building housed two 75-horsepower generators. Theodore Link of St. Louis Union Station fame was the architect.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/27/19--18:56: The Tibbe Historic District
  • Washington, Missouri.
    Constructed between c. 1857-1941, District buildings are good representative examples of major styles and types of Washington, Missouri's historic structures, illustrating the evolution of a 19th century German immigrant . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--19:06: Dutzow to Augusta
  • Dutzow, Missouri.
    From Dutzow to Augusta along Katy Trial State Park is 11.4 miles South from Dutzow trailhead, Katy visitors may take a side trip via highways 94 and 47 to the old German town of Washington, four miles one way. The bridge . . .

    (Agriculture • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/27/19--19:18: Dutzow to Marthasville
  • Dutzow, Missouri.
    One of the shortest distances between Katy Trail State Park trailheads is the 3.7 miles from Dutzow to Marthasville. Dutzow is located in a large gap in the line of Missouri River bluffs. The Katy Trail runs along the base . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Dutzow, Missouri.
    Daniel Boone was legendary while he was alive, thanks to his exploits in leading American settlers to Kentucky and both fighting and befriending American Indians. Outwardly simple—an accomplished hunter and woodsman, . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near St. Louis, Missouri.
    ? The William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education & Visitors Center Opened in 2012, the Orthwein Center houses rotating exhibits, The Creation Station, the Boxcar Boutique Gift & Concession Shop, restrooms, and the Welcome . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--19:58: Who Is Owney The Dog?
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Owney, the 'unofficial' mascot of the United State Postal Service, was the first dog to travel around the world. During the late 1800's Owney traveled with mail carriers first on mail trucks, then steamships. While traveling . . .

    (Animals • Communications • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/27/19--20:03: #5441
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by the Goodman Equipment Corporation to extract lead ore (galena) from the St. Joe Mineral Mines in Bonne Terre, Missouri, these two ton capacity cars were pulled by the eight ton electric locomotive. Power supply came . . .

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

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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    This "low head Mucker Shovel" was built by the St. Louis Shovel company, which later became the Goodman Equipment Corporation, to meet the specific requirements of the St. Joe Lead Company. In use it simulated the movements . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--20:19: #662
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    General Electric built this lock-towing locomotive as part of the original equipment for the Panama Canal, the first of a fleet that grew to over 100. Three locks at each end of the canal raised and lowered the ships 85 feet . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--20:20: Mary Musgrove
  • Savannah, Georgia.
    Mary Musgrove was the daughter of an English trader and a Creek Indian mother. In 1717 she and her husband, John, established Cowpens trading post near the Savannah River which became a center of 18th century English-Indian . . .

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

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    near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Pitman Arms are used to transfer power from the engines to paddle wheels of steamboats operating as connecting rods.

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

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  • 04/27/19--20:52: The Sellers Turntable
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    The turntable is one of the most distinctive objects from the steam era of American railroading. It is the most efficient way to turn a steam locomotive around, using less space than any other method. A turntable was often . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--20:55: Germán Gedovius Gallery
  • , Mexico.
    Galería Germán Gedovius Germán Gedovius fue uno de los mejores artistas académicos de finales del siglo XIX. De origen alemán, recién nacido migró con su familia a San Luis Potosí. Estudió en la Academia de Munich y trabajó . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/27/19--20:56: #2
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    0-4-0T Four Wheel Switcher built by Davenport Locomotive Works, it is a coal burning, narrow gauge (30"), saddle tank locomotive (it carried it's water and fuel on the engine so it did not need a tender) that was used at the . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--21:11: The H.T. Pott Towboat
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    You can walk the decks of the "H.T. Pott," the first Missouri River towboat with a welded steel hull instead of a riveted hull. • The vessel, built in 1933, operated out of Kansas City, MO. It is named for Herman T. Pott . . .

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

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  • 04/27/19--21:15: Tow Boat H.T. Pott
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    First all welded steel hull tow boat on the rivers. 58' long, 15' beam, 6' draft and 140 hp diesel. Operated out of Kansas City, MO.

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

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  • 04/27/19--21:16: Mint of San Luis Potosí
  • , Mexico.
    En este lugar, ahora ocupado por el Palacio Monumental, estuvo la Casa de Moneda de San Luis Potosí establecida el año de 1827 por el Gobernador del Estado Lic. Ildefonso Diaz de Leon. Se acuño desde su fundacion hasta su . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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