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    , Germany.
    On this site was the infamous “Little Camp”. Separated by only a barbed-wire fence from the Main camp, its inmates were subjected to the greatest suffering of all those at Buchenwald. Begun in late 1942, its first inmates . . .

    (Notable Places • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/03/19--13:00: Brooklyn Municipal Building
  • New York, New York.
    McKenzie, Voorhees and Gmelin designed this structure in a modified Roman Eclectic style. The interior marble was quarried in Tennessee and Vermont, the granite for its base in Deer Island, Maine, and most of its limestone . . .

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

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    Fort Edward, New York.
    ”The Island has had many names – Great Island, Munro’s Island, Roger’s Island, Freeman’s Island and others.” Narratives of Old Fort Edward, Anne E. Brislin. Again known as Rogers Island, the Island has a long and varied . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Aptos, California.
    Fearing the world might run out of steel, the United States commissioned tankers built of concrete during World War I (1914-1918). Launched in Oakland on May 29, 1919, the SS Palo Alto arrived too late to serve her intended . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Savannah, Georgia.
    Crawford Square was built in 1841 and was named for William Harris Crawford, a native Savannahian politician and frontrunner for President of the United States in 1816. Crawford Square was regularly the site for the annual . . .

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

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    Savannah, Georgia.
    Beverly M. Whitehead, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, came to Chatham County in 1988 to serve as its first Human Resources Director. Mrs. Whitehead was a strong advocate for employees, and mentored them in their . . .

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

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  • 06/03/19--14:04: New Philadelphia Townsite
  • near Barry, Illinois.
    NEW PHILADELPHIA TOWNSITE has been designated a NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK Founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, New Philadelphia is the first known town planned and legally registered by an African American in the United . . .

    (African Americans • Anthropology • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/03/19--14:08: Site of New Philadelphia
  • near Barry, Illinois.
    The town consisted of 144 lots laid out by a black man FREE FRANK MCWORTER. In 1819 he bought his freedom from slavery, and eventually freedom for 16 family members for $14,000. He was the first settler (1829) in Hadley . . .

    (African Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Virginia City, Nevada.
    The Jewish cemetery is located a few miles north of where you stand. It was the norm for organizations to have separate cemeteries. However the commonalities of the Comstock population are of more significance than . . .

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

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  • 06/03/19--14:27: Sikh Gurdwara
  • near Richfield, Ohio.
    This marks the site of the first Sikh Gurdwara in the state of Ohio. Sikhs began to arrive in Ohio after India’s freedom from British rule in 1947. They came for advanced education at universities in the state. With . . .

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

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  • 06/03/19--14:39: Fisher Grove
  • near Frankfort, South Dakota.
    Before white settlers came, this vicinity was inhabited by the Yankton tribe of the Sioux nation and numerous reminders of these people can still be seen in the burial mounds, storage cellars and artifacts that have been . . .

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

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    Gadsden, Alabama.
    In the middle of the night on February 11, 1906, a large white mob abducted Bunk Richardson from the Etowah County Jail in Gadsden and lynched him. In July 1905, three men were accused of rape and murder of a white woman. . . .

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

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  • 06/03/19--15:02: Weymouth School
  • near Medina, Ohio.
    Built with the funds and labor of residents of Weymouth, this structure was home to the Weymouth School from 1925 to 1956. It was designed in the Colonial Revival style by Cleveland architect Paul T. Cahill (1888-1954). Two . . .

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

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    Medina, Ohio.
    On March 11, 1817, Rev. Roger Searle of Connecticut met with a group of settlers at the home of Zenas Hamilton in Medina Township and founded St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. On April 10, 1817, the congregants cleared land near . . .

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

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  • 06/03/19--17:20: Elm Farm Dairy
  • Medina, Ohio.
    In 1927 Henry Abell, a master plumber, purchased a 100-acre dairy farm. When the Great Depression struck the nation two years later, Abell could find little work as a plumber and decided to develop his dairy farm. In 1934, . . .

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

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    Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Near this spot in 1869 was the early Knoxville home of Frances Hodgson Burnett, the English-born author of The Secret Garden, Sarah Crewe, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, who moved to Knoxville with her family when she was 15. . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Knoxville, Tennessee.
    On July 2, 1791, the United States and the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of Holston near this site. The treaty was negotiated by Governor William Blount of the Southwest Territory on behalf of President George . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Nicaragua.
    Dr. Gustavo Blandon Zeledon Medico por excelencia Nació en Jinotega el 17 de Diciembre de 1924. Graduado como Médico y Cirujano el 19 de Julio de 1952. Se desempeñó como Galeno durante 48 años en el Hospital Victoria Motta, . . .

    (Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Nicaragua.
    S.E. Mons. Pedro Lisimaco Vilchez Primer Obispo de la Diocesis de Jinotega Nace en Jinotega el 19 de Mayo de 1929. El 6 de Febrero de 1955 es ordenado sacerdote en la Catedral al San Pedro de Matagalpa. Fue Párroco de San . . .

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

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    , Nicaragua.
    Gral. Patricio Centeno Martinez Heroe Nacional Nació el 14 de Noviembre 1816. Militar de carrera, se incorporó al Ejército en 1850. Combatió a las tropas invasoras Norteamericanas en la Hacienda San Jacinto. Coordinó . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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