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  • 06/20/19--09:49: Mr. Thomas Kirker
  • Ripley, Ohio.
    In 1838 Mr. Thomas Kirker resided in this house, with whom General U. S. Grant boarded, while attending the Whittmore private school, his parents living in Georgetown.

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

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  • 06/20/19--09:50: Rincon Hill
  • San Francisco, California.
    A fashionable neighborhood in the 1860s, Rincon Hill was the home of William Tecumseh Sherman, William C. Ralston, William Gwin, H. H. Bancroft, and others. By the 1880s the hill, already partially leveled, became a working . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--10:02: Elias J. Baldwin
  • Arcadia, California.
    Elias Jackson Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was born into an Ohio farming family on April 3, 1828, but spent his formative years growing up in nearby Indiana where a year at Wabash College in . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--10:02: Eliza’s Tale
  • Ripley, Ohio.
    In the winter of 1838 a slave woman and her baby began their journey to freedom. To avoid capture in Kentucky she crossed the ice floes in the Ohio River to the safety of the Ripley Shore. The story of Eliza in Uncle Tom’s . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--10:05: Top of the World
  • Denver, Colorado.
    Long’s Peak, visible at the end of 17th Street, is 14,255 feet in elevation. The National Forest Service lists 54 peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation within the state of Colorado. Mt. Elbert at 14,433 feet it the highest . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--10:05: Help!
  • Denver, Colorado.
    On August 26, 1964 five thousand screaming fans waited outside the Brown Palace Hotel for hours hoping to catch a glimpse of their idols, the Beatles. Well-rehearsed in evading mobs, the “Fab Four” sneaked into the hotel . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--10:27: Kotani-en
  • Los Gatos, California.
    Kotani-En is a classical Japanese residence in the formal style of a 13th-century estate with tile roofed walls surrounding a tea house, shrine, gardens, and ponds. Constructed for Max M. Cohen in 1918-1924 of mahogany, . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--10:41: Those Illustrious Browns
  • Denver, Colorado.
    Orphaned at age seven, Henry C. Brown worked on a farm in Ohio where he learned carpentry. In 1860, Brown moved to Denver and set up shop. He went on to become one of Denver’s most important early developers. He donated land . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--10:42: Menu for the Brown Palace
  • Denver, Colorado.
    . . .

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

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    , Netherlands.
    In 1346 bouwden de ridders en priesters van de 'Hospitaalorde van St. Marie der Duitsers' hun klooster tussen de Springweg en de stadsmuur. De destijds vooral in het Oostzeegebied actieve orde had hier zijn hoofdhuis van de . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--11:23: 17th’S 25th Anniversary
  • Denver, Colorado.
    On December 10, 1975, 17th Street celebrated its 25th year as a concrete street. Anniversary invitations were engraved in old English and former Governor John Love led the champagne toast. In 1950, amid great City Council . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--11:25: George S. Patton, Jr.
  • San Marino, California.
    The descendant of a distinguished pioneer family and son of San Marino’s first Mayor, General Patton, a "spit and polish soldier” became one of the most brilliant, decisive and aggressive military commanders in American . . .

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

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    Denver, Colorado.
    The evolution of mass transit in Denver began in 1871 and by the mid-1880s the system (eventually called the Denver City Railway) boasted 45 coaches and a sixteen-mile network of rails. In 1886, the Denver Tramway Company . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--13:05: A Priceless Gift
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    In 1879, General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, convinced his friend, Charles Elliot Perkins to purchase land in Garden of the Gods. Perkins eventually bought a total of 480 spectacular acres . . .

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

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    Charleston, South Carolina.
    Rice, Rattlesnakes, and Rainwater is a sculptural collection that explores the connections between Charleston's natural environment and its rich African-American history. The project consists of tabby (oyster-shell and . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--18:27: The Searcher
  • , United Kingdom.
    C.S. 'Jack' Lewis Ulsterman, Writer, Scholar, Teacher, Christian Born 1898, Reborn 1931 The Searcher, by sculptor Ross Wilson, represents the narrator of The Magician's Nephew, Digory Kirke. In this story he has a wardrobe . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 23 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Charleston, South Carolina.
    The trustees of the College of Charleston laid the foundations of this building on the 21st day of December 1938 Erected by the City of Charleston with the aid of the income from the College Endowment it is dedicated to the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Education • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/20/19--21:01: Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
    Soldier • Lawyer • Statesman • Orator • Author A key figure in state and national political life in the second half of the 20th century. A decorated artillery officer in World War II. Three terms in the South Carolina . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--21:43: Sol Blatt, Jr.
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
    Native of Barnwell, South Carolina. Only child of South Carolina Speaker of the House, Solomon, and Ethel Blatt. World War II Naval Officer. This esteemed jurist served on the United States District Court in Charleston from . . .

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

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  • 06/20/19--22:33: Judge J. Waties Waring
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
    Born in Charleston, son of a Civil War veteran. U.S. District Judge 1942-52. Courageous and independent jurist. Issued landmark civil rights decisions, including legendary dissent in Briggs v. Elliott where he declared that . . .

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

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