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  • 05/09/19--07:11: Battle of Manassas Gap
  • Front Royal, Virginia.
    The last engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign took place here in Manassas Gap on July 23, 1863. Union Gen. George G. Meade and the Army of the Potomac pursued Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:01: The Eliza House
  • Glendale, Ohio.
    Three hundred yards east of this location on Oak Road, overlooking the Miami & Erie Canal, was the house of abolitionist John Van Zandt 1791-1847). For years this house was known as one of the most active "stations” on the . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Law Enforcement) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:04: Eckstein School
  • Glendale, Ohio.
    Eckstein Elementary School operated on this site from 1915-1958 serving the Glendale's Nergo Children from Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school was named in honor of Eleanor Eckstein, who taught the children at . . .

    (African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:07: Richard Michael Weaver
  • Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    In Memory of Richard Michael Weaver 1948 1968 Grew up in Camp Dennison Graduated 1967 Indian Hill High School enlisted in the Marines Killed in Action 20 May 1968 During his heroic tour of duty in Viet Nam Awarded two Purple . . .

    (War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Gardner, Massachusetts.
    Erected by the citizens of Gardner and gratefully dedicated to the veterans of the Spanish-American War and The Philippine insurrection 1898-1902

    (War, Spanish-American) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:16: Hoover Reservoir
  • Galena, Ohio.
    Galena sits at the confluence of Big Walnut and Little Walnut Creeks. The village square was once surrounded on all four sides by buildings and commercial properties on stilts once lined the Big Walnut Creek. Because . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:21: Dr. Alfred Buckingham
  • Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    In memory of Dr. Alfred Buckingham who served as acting ass't surgeon in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865. This flag pole is presented by his daughter Marcia Lucia Buckingham Camp Dennison, Ohio 1933

    (Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:24: Birthplace Of Vaudeville?
  • New York, New York.
    You are standing on the former site of Tony Pastor’s Opera House, one of the legendary birthplaces of vaudeville. Known as the “Bowery Autocrat,” Antonio Pastor (1832-1908), was born in NYC, sang as a child performer in P.T. . . .

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

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  • 05/09/19--09:27: Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • New York, New York.
    Erected to the memory of members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of the City of New York who like their Irish fathers of old were ready to sacrifice their lives for religious freedom and the right to worship God as their . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--09:35: Samuel Van Syckel
  • near Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Samuel Van Syckel whose inventive mind and business ability planned and built the first successful oil pipeline in the world in September, 1865, from Pithole to Miller Farm, PA. Thus . . .

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

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  • 05/09/19--09:40: H. McClintock Farm
  • near Oil City, Pennsylvania.
    Arriving in the Oil Creek valley in 1796, Hamilton McClintock, Sr. purchased a 400-acre tract of land for farming. To his good fortune, the property boasted a productive, natural oil spring. Like the Seneca who inhabited the . . .

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

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  • 05/09/19--09:44: Sun Oil Co./Sunoco
  • near Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    Titusville residents Joseph Pew and E.O. Emerson organized the Sun Oil Company in March 1890. Based in Pennsylvania, Sun Oil was operated by the Pew family who became giants in refining and shipbuilding. The company went . . .

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

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  • 05/09/19--09:49: McClintock Well #1
  • Oil City, Pennsylvania.
    Designated as an American Treasure by the National Park Service in 1999, McClintock #1 is a shallow, stripper well- one of many independently owned - that produce a few barrels (bbls) daily, but together generate around 30% . . .

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

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  • 05/09/19--09:52: World War Memorial Bridge
  • Putnam, Connecticut.
    Dedicated to those who served in World War I

    (War, World I) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--10:52: McClintock's Story
  • near Oil City, Pennsylvania.
    Brewer, Watson & Company signed the first oil lease for land with Hamilton McClintock in 1869 and began drilling in 1860. On May 6, 2000, the oil well they drilled in 1861 was accepted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--10:58: Rynd Farm
  • Oil City, Pennsylvania.
    In 1800, Irish immigrant Ambrose Rynd purchased a 500-acre tract of land in the Oil Creek from the Holland Land Company. He built a cabin on the property and dedicated the rest of his life to farming the land. Nearly 60 . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Harrison, Ohio.
    Before noon on July 13, 1863, heads in Harrison turned towards the distant rumble of hooves on the covered bridge over the Whitewater River southwest of town. A long line of Confederate horsemen -- more than 2000 -- inched . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--11:11: William E. Scripps
  • near Lake Orion, Michigan.
    Behind these gates lies the country estate built in 1927 by William E. Scripps, heir to the Detroit News fortune and a talented early aviator, inventor, and radio pioneer. He joined his nephew James Scripps Booth in forming . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/09/19--16:17: Ronald Reagan
  • Lincoln, Nebraska.
    On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and . . .

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

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  • 05/09/19--16:27: Abraham Lincoln
  • Lincoln, Nebraska.
    The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life: "I was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin . . .

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

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