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  • 06/04/19--20:47: Albert Milani
  • Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Italian-born sculptor Albert Milani's majestic marble eagles crown the Art Deco-style Tennessee Supreme Court building across the street, constructed in the early 1930s. Tennessee marble, perhaps Knoxville's most famous . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Natural Resources • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/05/19--08:05: Brooklyn Heights
  • Brooklyn, New York.
    Notables from George Washington to writers and artists, gravitate to Brooklyn Heights. Encouraged by Robert Fulton’s ferry from Manhattan in 1814, residents built handsome houses of wood, brick and brownstone in all the . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Sebring, Florida.
    This original 72’ flagpole at the Sebring International Raceway marks the geographic center of Hendricks Field, a United States Army Air Force (USAAF) base that operated under the jurisdiction of the 76th Flying Training . . .

    (Air & Space • Sports • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/05/19--08:09: Florida Museum
  • Gainesville, Florida.
    The Florida Museum traces its roots to the 1890s at Florida Agricultural College in Lake City. In 1906, the collections moved to the UF campus in Gainesville. On May 30, 1917, the Florida State Museum became the state's . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--08:13: Racing on the Beach 1936
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    Inaugural Daytona Beach stock car race 240 on 3.2 mile beach road course qualifying speeds from 58.6 to 70.39 mph. Milt Marion in ’36 ford convertible declared winner at average speed just over 52 mph; 2nd- Bea Shaw; 3rd- . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Oil City, Pennsylvania.
    Two of the most notable farms at Petroleum Centre – the richest producing area in 1866 – were the McCray Farm on the high bluff behind the Oil Creek State Park Office , and the Hyde and Egbert Farm at its base. Companies and . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--09:12: The Bluebirds
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    Year • Record Speed • H.P. • Engine Type 1928 • 206.056 mph • 900v • Napier Aircraft 1931 • 245.733 mph • 1350 • Napier Aircraft 1932 • 253.968 mph • 1500 • Napier Aircraft 1933 • 272.108 mph • 2500 • Rolls-Royce Aircraft . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--09:15: Racing on the Beach 1936
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    With land speed record runs on these sands ended, a new type of speed event began here when stock cars raced on 3.2 mile beach–road course. 27 starters ran south on paved road A1A and north of the beach, struggling through a . . .

    (Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/05/19--11:12: Coy Coquette Locates Gusher
  • near Rouseville, Pennsylvania.
    Early in 1864, A. C. Kepler dreamt he was in the woods with young woman who some considered a coquette (a flirt). An American Indian attacked him with a bow and arrow. The woman stealthily advanced and handed him a rifle . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--11:15: Welcome to Petroleum Centre
  • near Rouseville, Pennsylvania.
    Return to the oil boom era of the 1860s. Follow these signs, and let your mental time machine transport you to the noisy hustle and bustle of Washington and Main streets, the major thoroughfares of boomtown Petroleum Centre. . . .

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

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    Chicago, Illinois.
    Dedicated to the memory of those gallant heroes from the Chicago area who were members of the besieged garrison on the Bataan peninsula and at Corregidor, Philippine Islands, in World War II. May the courage and fortitude . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/05/19--11:30: Seth Heywood Site
  • Gardner, Massachusetts.
    On this site in 1773 Seth Heywood one of Gardner's original settlers built his home. Later he was one of the four men who circulated the petition for the incorporation of the town of Gardner. In 1826 the grandson of Seth . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--11:38: Toll Bridge
  • near Rouseville, Pennsylvania.
    The oil boom of the 1860s attracted far more people to the area than could share directly in the oil profits. Some people found ways to make money through support services, such as transportation. You could only cross Oil . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--11:41: Wildcat Hollow
  • Rouseville, Pennsylvania.
    You are facing Hogback Hill. Behind it lies Wildcat Hollow, one of the many productive fields in the early oil era. According to tradition, a speculator who risked his luck by drilling in this narrow valley shot a wildcat, . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--11:47: Troutner Dam
  • Pittsfield, Illinois.
    Named in honor of Mayor T.N. Troutner Whose vision, wise planning, and tireless effort made this project a reality

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/05/19--11:57: St. Joseph's Academy
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota.
    St. Joseph's Academy, the oldest Catholic educational institution in Minnesota, was founded in 1851 by four Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, two hundred years after the order's founding in Le Puy, France. Leaving the . . .

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

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  • 06/05/19--11:59: Distribution Station No. 2
  • Los Angeles, California.
    Commemorating 50 years of power service to the citizens of Los Angeles beginning November 13, 1916 from this distributing station.

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

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  • 06/05/19--12:11: Cathedral Oak Monument
  • South Pasadena, California.
    Panel 1: Under this oak — the legend runs — the first Easter Services in California were held by Father Crespi in 1770. Panel 2: Near this spot the Cathedral Oak stood. Time destroyed its roots. This monument is placed here . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Exploration • Hispanic Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/05/19--12:29: Lloyd Branson
  • Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Born in northern Knox County (now part of Union County), Lloyd Branson is regarded perhaps as Knoxville's finest professional artist. Branson's family moved to Knoxville in 1868, and exhibited extraordinary talent as a . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mechanical reapers enabled farmers to harvest much more grain than they could by sickle or scythe. In June 1835, in a field 800 feet southeast of Mill Creek, inventor Obed Hussey (1791–1860) tested what he upheld as the . . .

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

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