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  • 06/08/19--12:33: Spreen’s Corner
  • Wyoming, Ohio.
    Spreen’s Corner site of Spreen’s Grocery 1890- 1934 August Spreen, proprietor Village of Wyoming Treasurer of Council 1899- 1934 Fire Chief 1911- 1934 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--12:40: A Fortunate Survivor
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only presidential site and Columbia's earliest example of historic preservation advocacy. Traditionally celebrated for its association with the nation's 28th president, this . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tehachapi, California.
    At 4:52 a.m. on July 21, 1952 Tehachapi residents were awaken by an earthquake lasting 45 seconds and registering 7.7 on the Richter Scale (lowered in recent years to 7.5). The quake claimed 11 lives, injured others and left . . .

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

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  • 06/08/19--12:51: Boucvalt House
  • Lafayette, Louisiana.
    MAISON BOUCVALT: An Urban Dwelling from the late 1800s This house was was built in the late 1800s as an located originally in downtown Opelousas, and urban dwelling. Named after the last owner of the house Dr. Roy Boucvalt . . .

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

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  • 06/08/19--13:16: Tommy Wilson's Neighborhood
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    Drawn in 1872, Camille Drie's bird's eye map of Columbia tells a lot about the neighborhood in which the Wilson family settled. Details include their property with its main house, kitchen building and a small outbuilding. On . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--13:57: Mary Ingles
  • Silver Grove, Kentucky.
    Said to have been first white woman in Kentucky. Captured by Indians in Virginia, July 1755, and taken to Ohio. Later she escaped a salt-making party at Big Bone Lick and made her way across the Kentucky wilderness back to Virginia.

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--13:58: Walnut Grove
  • Schenectady, New York.
    Walnut grove planted by Eliphalet Nott in the 1820s. One of two groves renewed in 2000 by a gift of James and Jean Underwood

    (Horticulture & Forestry) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--14:02: “The Brick Church”
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    The first church on this site was completed in June 1692. It became the second church building of the Colonial Era in Lynnhaven Parish. The construction specifications were for “A Good And Substantial Brick Church”…”forty . . .

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

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  • 06/08/19--14:20: Victorian By Design
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    Woodrow Wilson's mother, Janet "Jessie" Wilson, is said to have planned their new home's landscape. Garden design during the 1870s sought to extend a home's interior beyond its windows by arranging plantings in a way that . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--14:59: Samuel Woodfill
  • Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
    “Outstanding soldier of the AEF," Gen. Pershing. “The first soldier of America,” Marshal Foch. Given Congressional Medal of Honor, the French Croix de Guerre and Legion of Honor. Alone he destroyed three machine gun nests, . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--15:00: Divided By Design
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    Similar to the interior of their house, the Wilsons' yard was separated into public and private areas. The front garden featured a formal and ornamental landscape style intended for visitors and passersby. Private, . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--15:29: Pieces of the Past
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    In order to know about aspects of the Wilsons' former house that no longer remain, researchers turned to oral history, maps, pictures and archaeology. Behind the house once stood a two-story kitchen building, a chicken coop, . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/08/19--15:42: North Dakota Jewry
  • West Fargo, North Dakota.
    Jews have been part of North Dakota's social, economic, agricultural and political life since territorial days. Between the 1880's and the 1920's, aided by the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Society, primarily Russian . . .

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

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    Jessup, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to the brave men and women of Jessup who served our country. Recognizing all Veterans of all wars and conflicts. World War I 1917 — 1918 Jessup Borough World War II Community Honor Roll [Hundreds of Veterans] . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Barbados.
    The Barbados Military Cemetery This site is dedicated to the men and families of the British Forces who died serving in Barbados 1780 to 1906 Thanks to Barbados good military defences no enemy has ever landed on its shores . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Brooklyn, New York.
    Dedicated to the memory of the men from this district who gave their lives in the World War 1914-1918 Erected by the Fifth Assembly District Memorial Committee June 1921 Soldiers’ Memorial: They sought no Glory but their . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Reston, Virginia.
    After earning her doctorate in geology from Johns Hopkins University (1911), Julia Anna Gardner worked for the USGS as a contractor. In 1917 during World War I, she volunteered as an auxiliary nurse with the Red Cross in . . .

    (Science & Medicine • War, World I • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    When it opened in February 1924, the East Lake branch of the Minneapolis Public Library was a vital educational center for the growing neighborhood. East Lake was one of the 13 branch libraries established under the . . .

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

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  • 06/10/19--14:59: Dormansville
  • Dormansville, New York.
    Named in honor of Daniel Dorman, an inn and store keeper, and first postmaster in 1832

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Reston, Virginia.
    In 1942, Mr. Bromery enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps and served as a pilot in the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group known famously as the Tuskegee Airman, participating in air combat in North Africa, Sicily, and . . .

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

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