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    Bowling Green, Virginia.
    Bowling Green, VA. May 20, 1864 1864 Union Occupation of Bowling Green

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

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    Bowling Green, Virginia.
    The Caroline County Circuit Courthouse was officially designated as "The Honorable J. Peyton Farmer Circuit Courthouse" by the Caroline County Board of Supervisors on September 9, 2014 James Peyton Farmer was a . . .

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

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  • 05/12/19--15:16: Port Royal
  • Port Royal, Virginia.
    Following the first treaties between the English and the Powhatan confederacy, colonial settlement expended up the Rappahannock River. One of the earliest land patents was held by Col. John Catlett. In 1670 he was killed . . .

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

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  • 05/12/19--15:35: James Madison's Birthplace
  • King George, Virginia.
    James Madison, "Father of the Constitution" and fourth president of the United States, was born here at Port Conway on 16 March 1751, in a house that no longer stands. His mother, Eleanor Conway Madison, was visiting her . . .

    (Colonial Era • Politics • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/12/19--15:52: Emmanuel Church
  • King George, Virginia.
    Built in 1859 to support the community of Port Conway, the church was spared during the Civil War.

    (Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Newburg, Maryland.
    Dedicated to the veterans of Charles County who served their country so nobly and honorably on foreign soil, on the seas, and in the air against enemy action. May those men and women be remembered always for their . . .

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

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  • 05/12/19--16:04: La Plata Train Museum
  • La Plata, Maryland.
    Established 1873 for freight and travelers by the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Relocated to present site - 1999

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Charles, Maryland.
    Dedicated to the men and women who served their country in times of war and peace All gave some Some gave all [Reverse:] A special thanks to the families that gave support and served their God during times of war and . . .

    (Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/12/19--16:11: St. Peter's Church
  • Port Royal, Virginia.
    . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/12/19--16:25: The Monroe Monarchs
  • Monroe, Louisiana.
    One half mile North. The Monroe Monarchs played Negro League baseball in what was known as Casino Park. Owned by local oil and machine works businessman, Fred A. Stovall, the Monarchs became champions of the Negro Southern . . .

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

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    Jonesborough, Tennessee.
    The Methodist church has conducted camp meetings here since 1820. Camp meetings are religious revivals at which participants eat and sleep on site. The first shed at Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds was erected in 1842. . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/12/19--19:14: Sulphur Springs Campground
  • Jonesborough, Tennessee.
    Original Site of the Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting c 1820 Land donated by Payne Squibb Original shed built about 1845 the Reverend William Milburn, Pastor Present shed built about 1900 from many of the old hand-hewn beams . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/12/19--21:02: Fort Patrick Henry
  • Kingsport, Tennessee.
    Erected near here by Lt. Col. Wm. Russell in Sept. 1776, under orders of Col. William Christian, to serve the forces then successfully campaigning against the hostile Cherokee who had become allies of the British. Capt. Wm. . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Don Ignacio Filiberto Sabido Padilla Nació el 22 de Agosto de 1936, en el faro de Isla Contoy, siendo el uno de los contados mexicanos nacido en esta isla (hoy área natural protegida) y fue registrado oficialmente en las . . .

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

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    Blaine, Tennessee.
    Built circa 1796 for Major Lea and Lavinia Jarnagin Lea, the brick house on this land is one of the oldest in Grainger County. The ninth Lea child, Albert Miller Lea, was born here in 1808. Lea assisted in two major land . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    Eighteenth President of the United States, 1869-77 General-in-Chief, Commanding the Armies of the United States, 1864-69 First General in the United States Army, 1866 Lived in a house on this site from 1881 to 1885. Here he . . .

    (Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Refugio, Texas.
    General Jose Urrea, governor of his native state of Durango, Mexico, was dispatched northeastward early in 1836 by Dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, to fight against the Texas colonists in their uprising for . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--07:26: 1903
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    In March the first automobile speed meet is held on Ormond/Daytona Beaches. Alexander Winton drives his “Bullet “ to 68.198 MPH on 1 kilometer course for first beach record.

    (Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--07:30: 1903
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    Also in March, Winton races against the “Pirate” brought here by Ransom E. Olds, originator of Oldsmobile and REO vehicles. The “Pirate” driven by H.T. Thomas is barely beaten by the “Bullet” in this first side by side race . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--08:27: Western Gulls
  • San Francisco, California.
    Transformed from an army parade ground to a playground for the children of federal prison guards, the expanse of concrete straight ahead is now a nesting ground for Alcatraz's vast colony of western gulls. Each winter, up to . . .

    (Animals • Environment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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