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  • 05/19/19--20:48: 130 West 30th Street
  • New York, New York.
    Cass Gilbert, noted architect of the Woolworth Building, designed this eighteen-story loft building in 1927-28. Terra-cotta reliefs of winged guardian figures, horse-drawn chariots, and three dimensional lions were inspired . . .

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

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  • 05/19/19--20:50: Valvoline
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    In 1867 Dr. John Ellis developed cylinder oils in Pennsylvania and in 1873 was awarded a trademark for Valvoline. He marketed it as superior in quality to lard and fat in lubrication and was used by many railroads. Valvoline . . .

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

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  • 05/19/19--20:56: Mawney Tavern
  • near Gansevoort, New York.
    The Union Temperate Society of Moreau and Northumberland was organized here on April 13, 1808. Believed to be the first ever temperance organization.

    (Charity & Public Work • Politics) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/19/19--21:17: Lemuel Haynes
  • near West Rutland, Vermont.
    Lemuel Haynes, born in West Hartford, CT, in 1753, was the son of mixed race parents. Indentured at the age of 5 months to a devout churchman, Haynes was an ardent student of the Bible. In 1785, he became the first ordained . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/19/19--21:23: Fort Reno
  • Washington, District of Columbia.
    At 409 feet above sea level, this site is the highest point in Washington, D.C. It is no coincidence that in 1861, the Union army designed one the largest and most heavily armed Civil War fortifications at this location. . . .

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

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    Austin, Texas.
    Michael Butler (1842-1909) emigrated from Limerick, Ireland, to New York City in 1866 and worked as a bricklayer. After traveling the country pursuing the masonry trade, Butler arrived in Dallas in 1869 and established a . . .

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

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  • 05/19/19--21:32: Besson Building
  • La Porte, Texas.
    In 1893, Madame Martha Fontaine-Besson who was at the World's Fair when the founders were promoting La Porte, decided to investigate the wonders of Texas. She journeyed to La Porte on one of the excursion trains from . . .

    (Disasters • Notable Buildings • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/19/19--21:39: St. Michael's Cathedral
  • Sitka, Alaska.
    Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States

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

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    Louisville, Kentucky.
    (obverse) Early in 1792, Revolutionary War veteran, Richard Taylor, bought 175 acres bounded by Rudy Lane. Land was given to Isaac Shelby for his father's Colonial Wars service. Here Taylor built a brick house, which he sold . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/19/19--21:55: Pennzoil & South Penn
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    The Pennzoil brand comes from a long history of foundings and mergers that date back to 1886 when local men Henry Suhr, Samuel Justus, and Louis Walz founded the Penn Refining Company In 1914, Penn Refining merged with . . .

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

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    Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
    This work and the lines immediately to the right and left of it were held, May 22, 1863, and the assault of the Union force repulsed, by the 26th Louisiana. The 31st Louisiana on the right of Baldwin’s Brigade, assisted in . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/20/19--01:21: Grand Opera House
  • , United Kingdom.
    When the Grand Opera House opened its doors on 23 December 1895, it was an instant success. Crowds flocked to see a great variety of entertainment, including opera, drama, pantomime, circus, and the latest London comedy or . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/20/19--10:02: U.S. Thayer's Approach.
  • Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
    End of Thayer's Approach to Confederate work in front. Carried to this point about July 3, and a gallery for a mine begun but not finished. Work in charge of Capt. Herman Klosterman.

    Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/20/19--10:17: Chetumal Culture
  • , Mexico.
    Chetumal Cultura Museo del Faro Considerado uno de los monumentos históricos de Chetumal, el Faro se encuentra en un tramo del Boulevard Bahía y fue construido en la década de los 30 bajo la dirección de Don Federico R. . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/20/19--10:24: Iowa 26th Infantry
  • Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
    3D Brig. 1st Div. 15th Corps Assault May 22 1863 Casualties Killed 4 Wounded 23 Total 27

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

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  • 05/20/19--10:55: Chetumal Meetings
  • , Mexico.
    Chetumal Reuniones Congreso del Estado El edificio está decorado con un mural plasmado en una superficie de 24 metros de largo por 8.5 metros de alto. La obra fue realizada por el artista Elio Carmichael y cuenta la historia . . .

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

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  • 05/20/19--10:56: William W. Martin
  • Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
    Major 26th Infantry Killed June 21 1863 Given by his friends

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

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  • 05/20/19--11:03: 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn
  • Rochester Hills, Michigan.
    If we could produce milk with as low a bacteria count by machines as we could by hand, the Board of Health would give its consent. This was accomplished. The sale of Certified Milk was the life blood of the farm's economics, . . .

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

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  • 05/20/19--11:19: Fort Evans
  • Martinsburg, West Virginia.
    Fort Evans, built here, 1755, was attacked by Indians, 1756. The men were absent but Polly Evans, whose husband, John, had built the fort, led the women in its defense. The Big Spring here was noted camping ground of both . . .

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/20/19--11:22: Heroes of April 1914
  • , Mexico.
    A los Heroes del 21 de abril de 1914 “Brigada Chetumal” Asoc. De la H. Esc. Naval Mil. Chetumal Q. Roo 21 de abril 1989. Teniente Jose Azueta Cadete Virgilio Uribe El Gobierno del Estado de Q. Roo y el Municipio de Othón P. . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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