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  • 05/17/19--19:03: Eudora Welty
  • Jackson, Mississippi.
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the French Legion of Honor, Eudora Welty typically drew upon her native state for the settings of her fiction. Mississippi's hill country, its Natchez . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/17/19--19:05: Hurricane Janet
  • , Mexico.
    Nivel agua Huracán Janet 27 de Septiembre de 1955 English translation: Maximum water height during Hurricane Janet September 27, 1955

    (Disasters • Notable Events) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/17/19--19:30: Businesses of Yesteryear
  • , Mexico.
    Comercios de Ataño Para el año 1933, entre los comercios destacados se encuentran “La Casa Villanueva” y “La Novedad de la Familia” del señor Francisco Mólgora Ferrari y la señora Carmen Guevara, ubicados en la Avenida . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/17/19--19:52: C.S. Company I,
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi.
    Lieut. Edward L. Bower. One section of the company. under Lieut. E.L. Bower. served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863.

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

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    , Mexico.
    Zona Maya Ruta de las Iglesias Felipe Carillo Puerto: por su ubicación céntrica, entre la Riviera Maya y la Grand Costa Maya, es un punto estratégico de partida para recorrer el municipio y el estado, cuenta con más del 90% . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Environment • Native Americans • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/17/19--20:37: Kiosko López
  • , Mexico.
    Kiosco López Puesto semi fijo, sobre el camellón oriente de la avenida 22 de Marzo y la recién rebautizada Av. de Los Héroes, inició sus operaciones el Kiosco López, del señor Ángel López Ituarte. De ahí se movió a la acera . . .

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

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  • 05/17/19--20:47: U.S. 17th Battery.
  • Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
    Capt. Ambrose A. Blount: Capt. Charles S. Rice. The 1st section, under Lieut. George A. Ege, served two 10-pounder Parrott Rifles in this position from about June 7 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. From May 19 to . . .

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

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  • 05/18/19--07:36: The Alexandria Almshouse
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    The Alexandria Almshouse was a publicly-funded poorhouse and workhouse where the needy could find refuge and the courts often sentenced people for vagrancy or indebtedness. Residents worked hard for their sustenance. The . . .

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

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  • 05/18/19--07:42: Rosemont
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    Rosemont has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior as of August 24, 1992

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/18/19--07:48: Fort Ellsworth
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    Here stood Fort Ellsworth, named for Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth who was killed during the Union Army's occupation of Alexandria on May 24, 1861. Built in 1861, the fort had a perimeter of 618 yards and emplacement for 29 guns.

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Alexandria, Virginia.
    President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Residence has been designated a National Historic Landmark This residence possesses significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America From 1955-1974, this was the home . . .

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

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  • 05/18/19--08:05: Gerald R. Ford
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and his family lived in Alexandria for 23 years before he became President. The Fords moved to Park Fairfax in 1951, when he was in his second term in Congress (R-Michigan). The family . . .

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

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  • 05/18/19--08:19: Phoenix Mill
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    Phoenix Mill is the last surviving remnant of Alexandria's once thriving milling industry. William Hartshorne built the four-story mill in 1801. The mill was built at a time when Northern Virginia's economy shifted from . . .

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

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    Wadsworth, Ohio.
    Johnson House Museum. The Johnson House was built in 1852 and its first owner was Henry J. Traver (1827-1911), owner of Traver & Company carriage factory across the street. From 1877 until 1994 the house was the residence . . .

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

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  • 05/18/19--08:28: Edmonston Road
  • Berwyn Heights, Maryland.
    Archibald Edmonston (c. 1668-1734), born in Scotland, immigrated to Maryland in 1683, and afterward married Jane Beall. He would later become Colonel of the Prince George's County militia. In Maryland, the Edmonstons . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/18/19--08:40: Duncanson Avenue
  • Berwyn Heights, Maryland.
    Duncanson Avenue, currently known as Seminole Street, was named after Charles C. "Chas" or "C.C." Duncanson (circa 1846-1920). He was a lifelong resident of the District of Columbia and one of the six founders who formed the . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/18/19--08:56: Keleher Avenue
  • Berwyn Heights, Maryland.
    In 1888, Edward Graves, a real estate developer, hired Newby & Howell, Engineers and Surveyors of Washington, D.C. to survey his 393 acres, then known as the "Graves Sub-Division", for a new suburban residential development . . .

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

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  • 05/18/19--09:08: Town of Berwyn Heights
  • Berwyn Heights, Maryland.
    Welcome to the Town of Berwyn Heights Established in 1888 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, this approximately 1-square mile residential community was first named Charlton Heights, and became Berwyn Heights when . . .

    (Anthropology • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/18/19--09:14: Waugh Avenue
  • Berwyn Heights, Maryland.
    James E. Waugh (1841-1895) was the driving force behind the creation of the railroad suburb that became the Town of Berwyn Heights. He began his career as a grocery merchant, worked in the Treasury Department, then took up . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/18/19--09:15: Benito Juárez García
  • , Mexico.
    Benito Juárez García 1806-1872 Benemérito de las Américas Abogado y político liberal de origen zapoteca Promotor de las Leyes de Reforma Presidente de México diciembre 1857 a julio 1872 “Entre los individuos como entre las . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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