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  • 05/23/19--18:49: Taken for Granite?
  • Glendale, Ohio.
    The large stones used here as fountain elements, benches, and garden accents were quarried from a deposit of granite in Milford, Massachusetts in 1887. These stones artifacts were originally cut for the construction of the . . .

    (Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/23/19--18:52: Stephen Tyng Mather
  • near Linville, North Carolina.
    He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.

    (Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Edward, New York.
    Historically, the Hudson River has proven to be a valuable source of power for manufacturing purposes. The General Electric Company (GE) established a manufacturing plant, which originally produced parts for World war II . . .

    (Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/23/19--18:58: Martin L. Smith
  • Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
    Major General C.S. Army Commanding Division March 29-July 4 1863

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

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  • 05/23/19--21:01: Julian Price Memorial Park
  • Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
    The Julian Price Memorial Park, comprising 4,200 acres, is named in honor of its former owner, the late Julian Price, for many years president of the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company of Greensboro, N.C. The company . . .

    (Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/23/19--21:01: E. B. Jeffress Park
  • near Purlear, North Carolina.
    600 acres of mountain, field and forest comprise this memorial to the late E. B. Jeffress. A native North Carolinian, Mr. Jeffress rose to prominence as a newspaper publisher. While chairman of the State Highway Commission, . . .

    (Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , United Kingdom.
    This impressive three storey building is the headquarters for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Its gothic architecture and corner tower dominate the busy junction of Fisherwick Place, Great Victoria Street, Howard Street . . .

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

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  • 05/23/19--22:18: Tom Dula
  • near Purlear, North Carolina.
    In 1868 in neighboring Wilkes County, N.C., the newspaper printed the following: “Thomas C. Dula suffered the extreme penalty of the law by hanging… convicted of murder…” During his last days in jail tradition says he . . .

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

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  • 05/24/19--00:16: Tampary
  • Perdido Key, Florida.
    Site of the floor safe of the original Flora-Bama, built in 1964, by Theodore "Ted” Tampary, who, with his wife Ellen, had the foresight to establish the iconic watering hole on the state line after Florida traded two miles . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--01:15: Purple Heart Ship
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    On December 07, 2018, the Honorable Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge, in cooperation with the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission and the Military Order of the Purple Heart -- . . .

    (Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--05:56: BBC Broadcasting House
  • , United Kingdom.
    Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue is the home of the BBC in Northern Ireland. Designed in 1936 by James Millar of Glasgow, the imposing and austere neo-Georgian style is typical of the era. The frame is steel with . . .

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

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  • 05/24/19--06:16: Flying Tiger
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    History Claire Lee Chennault (1890-1958) U.S. Air Force general and pioneer air tactician, who led the Flying Tigers in World War II, was raised in Louisiana and attended L.S.U. Chennault won fliers wings in 1919. He . . .

    (Air & Space • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--09:44: Crowley House
  • Thousand Oaks, California.
    The Crowley house was built in 1910 for Frank and Mae Crowley. In the 1920s, the home served as the sales office and dining venue for prospective home buyers interested in purchasing a home in the new development of Thousand . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Olmsted Falls, Ohio.
    In 1795, the Connecticut Land Company auctioned twenty-five square miles of land known as Plum Creek Township. Aaron Olmsted, a sea captain, purchased almost half of the property. Although Olmsted died before ever seeing his . . .

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

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    New York, New York.
    Fulton Fish Market South Street Seaport recently lost its famously pungent neighbor, New York’s Fulton Fish Market. Founded in the early 19th century, the market occupied a ramshackle collection of buildings that came to . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--10:03: Fort Barr
  • near Derry, Pennsylvania.
    Located near this point, a stockaded log structure stood as a place of refuge for the region's earliest settlers. The Fort was originally built by Robert Barr, in 1768, and was utilized during Lord Dunmore's War of 1774, and . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--10:07: Congregation Sons of Israel
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Since the territorial days of 1870s, Jewish people have played an important role in the social, economic and cultural life of South Dakota. In the 1880s, Sioux Falls experienced an influx of Reformed Jews from Germany, who . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--10:10: Racing On The Beach 1904
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    In January, William K. Vanderbilt sets first world record on beach at Winter Speed Carnival with 1 mile run of 92.307 MPH in Mercedes. Glenn H. Curtiss, American aviator pioneer makes first official 60 MPH motorcycle run. . . .

    (Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--10:10: Fort Elder
  • Derry, Pennsylvania.
    Near this site, Fort Elder was created in 1783 by Robert Elder. His cabin was a plain log structure, strongly built with heavy doors (known as a Block House) and situated near a spring. Ford Elder would often become a place . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 05/24/19--10:17: Wilson's Blockhouse
  • Derry, Pennsylvania.
    Colonel James Wilson erected a blockhouse near this point, which served as a refuge for the early settlers of Derry Township. It was equipped with heavy wooden doors, fortified window coverings, and rifle holes on every . . .

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

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