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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    For over forty years, St. Louis police suspended the city's park curfew during summer heat waves. Many St. Louisans remember fondly the camaraderie of sleeping in Forest Park during those pre-air-conditioned days.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/02/19--20:34: Where Will Children Play?
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    In the early 1900s, st. Louis had few public playgrounds. Civic reformers hoped that then Model Playground in Forest Park would give city children "a taste of the fresh, pure air of the country."

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    The proposed site for Forest Park was a 40-minute carriage ride from downtown. To overcome public fears about the land's remote location, park planners guaranteed to make it accessible via inexpensive rail service.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/02/19--21:23: Baptist Church of Beaufort
  • Beaufort, South Carolina.
    (side 1) The Baptist Church of Beaufort descends from Euhaw Baptist Church on Edisto Island. In 1794 the first meeting house was built on this site. In 1795 Henry Holcombe moved to Beaufort and became the first mission . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/02/19--21:24: St. Peter Catholic Church
  • Beaufort, South Carolina.
    (side 1) This Greek Revival church, built In 1846, dedicated as "St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church," Is the oldest Catholic church in Beaufort County. Michael O'Connor (1798-1850), a native of Ireland who came to . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--08:28: Thoburn’s Rescue
  • Bluemont, Virginia.
    We “fired ninety rounds at the enemy… across the river.” —Lt. Jacob H. Lamb, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. Across the Shenandoah River from where you stand, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Rodes's division launched multiple . . .

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

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  • 05/03/19--08:38: Camp Letterman
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
    Bordering Sheetz in front of you is Camp Letterman Drive, named after one of the largest field hospitals of the Civil War. The hospital was located on about 80 acres of the George Wolf farm, one-half mile west of where you . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:01: Old Saint Mary Cemetery
  • Springdale, Ohio.
    In 1801, the Springdale Presbyterian Church acquired these two and a half acres to construct a church and cemetery. Although the church moved to a new location in 1833, the cemetery remained and continued to receive regular . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Hazelwood, Ohio.
    Civic organizations played pivotal roles in the development of the residential community of Hazelwood, founded as a subdivision of Blue Ash in 1888. The Hazelwood Civic Association, initially established as the Brothers . . .

    (African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:14: Buddy Holly Crash Site
  • near Clear Lake, Iowa.
    . . .

    (Disasters • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:19: 140 Years Of Help And Hope
  • New York, New York.
    Established in 1879 by Reverend and Mrs. A.G. Ruliffson, the Bowery Mission was located at 14, 36, 55 and 105 Bowery before moving to 227 Bowery in 1909, an event heralded by a visit and speech by President Taft. For nearly . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:22: James Dean Home
  • Vernon, New York.
    Revolutionary War patrio served at Fort Stanwix and signed 1784 treaty. Counsel to the Oneidas. Settled in Westmoreland 1787.

    (Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:26: World War II
  • Deferiet, New York.
    157 men and women served in Armed Forces 1942-1945 from total population of 600 in this milltown. 10 made ultimate sacrifice.

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Homer, New York.
    November 7, 1832. Cofounder & first President of Cornell University 1866-1885.

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

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  • 05/03/19--11:34: Old Town House
  • Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
    Built of material from the second meeting house erected in 1791 and moved from meeting house hill in 1836

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

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  • 05/03/19--11:40: World War ll Memorial
  • Gardner, Massachusetts.
    In honor of all who served in the armed forces the United States from the City of Gardner during World War ll

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:43: Vietnam War Memorial
  • Gardner, Massachusetts.
    In honor of all who served in the armed forces of the United States during the Vietnam era from the city of Gardner

    (War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:49: Major John P. Gaines
  • near Richwood, Kentucky.
    Home site of John Pollard Caines. 1795-1857. Fought in War of 1812. In state leglslatire, 1825-36. Major in the 1st Ky. Cavalry and an aide-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott, in Mexican war. Elected to Congress, 1847-49, while . . .

    (Politics • War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/03/19--11:53: Vaudeville Hook Is Born!
  • New York, New York.
    Your standing at the former site of Miner’s Bowery Theatre, a legendary vaudeville house that once saw appearances by Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Bert Williams, Pat Rooney, Weber and Fields, A.O. Duncan (vaudeville’s first . . .

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

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  • 05/03/19--11:59: Cedarville
  • Cedarville, Ohio.
    Birthplace of U.S. Senator James H. Kyle,“Father” of Labor Day

    (Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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