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  • 05/13/19--09:12: Not Just a Water Tower
  • San Francisco, California.
    The Alcatraz water tower is one of the most visible landmarks in San Francisco Bay. As such, it was an ideal place for American Indians who occupied the island to broadcast their message of "peace and freedom" to the world. . . .

    (Civil Rights • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--09:42: What Lies Beneath
  • near Lorton, Virginia.
    George Mason and his first wife, Ann Eilbeck Mason, began this burial ground in 1772. At that time, wealthy Virginians preferred to be buried at home instead of the local parish church. Multiple generations of women, men, . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--09:57: Cambridge War Memorials
  • Cambridge, New York.
    In honor of the men and women who served their country in the 1917 - World War - 1919 names were not transcribed

    (War, Korean • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--10:08: Beach Racers
  • Ormond Beach, Florida.
    On March 28, 1903, Ormond Beach was the site of a thrilling one-mile race between pioneer auto builders. The Hotel Ormond Challenge Cup pitted Alexander Winton’s red Bullet against Ransom E. Old's Pirate, driven by engineer . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--10:12: Birthplace Of Speed
  • Ormond Beach, Florida.
    At a time when America had few paved roads, this hard beach was a racecourse for automobiles, motorcycles, and their pioneering builders. The first sanctioned meet here — from March 26-28, 1903 — featured time trials and . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--12:14: 200 Years & Counting
  • New York, New York.
    Remarkably surviving for over 200 years, 206 Bowery is one of the few row houses on the Bowery that still retains most of its Federal style characteristics, including its 2 ½-story height, 3-bay width, gambrel roof and pair . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--12:18: Standard Oil Company
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    John D. Rockefeller organized the Standard Oil Company in 1870. He owned wells in Titusville and Cleveland and began buying refineries in Pennsylvania and Ohio. By 1882, Standard Oil controlled 90% of the entire nation's . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--12:20: Gulf
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    Gulf Oil was one of the many companies formed at Spindletop in January 1901. In late 1901, James M. Guffey bought out the interests of his partners in the Lucas Well (Galey and Lucas) and formed the J.M. Guffey Petroleum . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    In the 1890, this address was headquarters of Tammany Hall’s 3rd Assembly District, headed by “Big Tim” Sullivan – a Five Points-born political powerhouse who dominated NYC politics from 1890 to 1913. Master at swaying . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--12:35: World War ll Memorial
  • Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
    Fitchburg remembers our dedicated men and women who served during World War ll

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--12:39: Vietnam/Korea War Memorial
  • Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
    Servicemen killed in action in Vietnam and Korea

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    You are standing at the corporate roots of Hammacher Schlemmer, America’s longest running catalogue for the “man who has everything.” Opening in 1848 at 221 Bowery, it specialized in hard-to-find hardware. Located in the . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--12:45: Con-Daw-Haw
  • Hector, New York.
    Site of Iroquois village consisting of cornfields long house & cabins destroyed Sept. 4, 1779, by Gen. Sullivan's troops.

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

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    New York, New York.
    Carved from sandstone quarried in Ohio, this impressive Italian Renaissance façade boasts a sophisticated hierarchy of window ornament in the three upper stories, graduating from pealed pediments, to round pediments to flat . . .

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

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  • 05/13/19--12:53: “I Absolve You”
  • New York, New York.
    In this very unique sculpture by Christian Master Sculptor, Timothy P. Schmalz, Padre Pio is seated on one side of the crucifix, which also serves as a confessional, with his hand raised in absolution. On the penitent’s side . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--13:02: The Erie Canal
  • Fonda, New York.
    Numbers Tell the Tale The Erie Canal originally spanned 363 miles and was 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep. It was largely built by farmers and finished by immigrants, with not a single trained engineer among them and without . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--13:08: The school boy of 1850
  • Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
    One of a generation of New England boys whose valor in war was equaled only by their achievements in peace. Presented to the town of Ashburnham by Ivers Whitney Adams. A native son AD1913

    (Patriots & Patriotism) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--13:12: A Bowery Flop
  • New York, New York.
    By 1890, it was estimated that 9,000 homeless men, many of them alcoholics or gambling addicts, found lodging in Bowery flophouses. Accommodations could be a person-sized spot to flop on a wooden floor in a large open ward . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    On 12 August 1839, thousands gathered in Great Victoria Street to watch the opening of the first railway in Belfast – the Ulster Railway linking Belfast with Lisburn. The coming of the railways gave a new impulse to the . . .

    (Architecture • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/13/19--14:31: Donegall Square West
  • , United Kingdom.
    Donegall Square West is dominated by the magnificent Baroque-style Scottish Provident Institution (1902) that looks out over the City Hall (1906). Take a stroll around Donegall Square and discover architectural treasures . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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