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  • 06/21/19--22:55: O'Brien Furnace
  • Elizabethton, Tennessee.
    1/2 mile E. of Valley Forge on Doe River are the ruins of an iron furnace built in 1820 by William B. Carter of Elizabethton. It was purchased in 1824 by James, John, and Joseph O'Brien and William Gott. They owned 9000 . . .

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

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  • 06/22/19--00:03: Watauga Old Fields
  • Elizabethton, Tennessee.
    Where the Watauga Association was formed in 1772, being the first place west of the Alleghenies where men joined together in a written compact for civil government and for the preservation of their ideals of liberty. The . . .

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

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    Oakland, Maryland.
    Served in the Union Army (List of over 400 names) Served in the Confederate Army (List of 31 names) Notable Participants Associated with Garrett County (List of 9 names) Dedicated 2015 This memorial was created through the . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--04:57: Quarter's House
  • Pierson, Florida.
    Built in the 1920's, the house was moved from New Smyrna Beach in 1997. The shotgun style is indicative of the homes built to quarter workers in the Naval Stores Industry (turpentine). The structures were cheaply built and . . .

    (Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--05:04: Swedish Pioneer Memorial
  • Pierson, Florida.
    During the post Civil Was era, numerous Swedish people came from northern states and directly from Sweden to settle and help develop the still largely wilderness area of central Florida. In 1868, John A. Bostrom, a native of . . .

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

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    Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    To honor these citizens of Blair County who were awarded their nations highest honor the Congressional Medal of Honor J. Levi Roush - U.S.A. - Civil War John Hickman - U.S.N. - Civil War William P. MacLay - U.S.A. - . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    Two groups of veterans who had served in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and China merged into the American Veterans of Foreign Service on September 13 - 15, 1905, at the Eastside Theatre in Altoona. The new group was a . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--07:49: Veterans Mall
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    In honor of S/Sgt. Robert E. Laws C.M.H. Dedicated to the men and women who honorably served their country... World War I Veterans American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars Disabled American Veterans Society of 28 Division . . .

    (War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    The Downtown Altoona Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 06/22/19--08:48: The Silver Chief
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    The "Silver Chief" was created by sculptor Rob Fisher of Bellefonte, PA in 1978 and was given to the City of Altoona by the Downtown Altoona Progress Association. The figure is made of stainless steel and Fiberglass and is . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--08:55: Stars & Stripes Forever
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    Stars & Stripes Forever

    (Military) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to the men and women of Blair and Bedford Counties who have served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America [Additional plaque on another side of the memorial] This memorial is dedicated . . .

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

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  • 06/22/19--09:07: "Bathhouse U"
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    "Bathhouse U" became a popular nickname for the Altoona Undergraduate Center when it moved to Ivyside Park in 1948. The huge two-block-long dressing room - with its 4000 swimmers' locker baskets -- was remodeled into the . . .

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

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  • 06/22/19--09:11: Penn State Altoona
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    In commemoration of the many dedicated and devoted veterans and citizens of the Altoona community whose hard work, vision and spirit led to the growth of Penn State Altoona and its relocation from downtown Altoona to its . . .

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

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  • 06/22/19--09:37: Elm & Pine Buildings
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    The small Pine and Elm buildings are the only two buildings left from the Ivyside Amusement Park. The Elm Building also wins the prize as the most remodeled building on campus. Originally the shooting gallery for the Ivyside . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--09:45: Reflecting Pond
  • Altoona, Pennsylvania.
    The Reflecting Pond originally served as the warming dam for the Ivyside Park Swimming Pool. The freshwater pool was fed by Spring Run and the cold spring water was warmed in the warming dam before entering the pool. The . . .

    (Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--10:32: State College High School
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    When this school opened September 1, 1914, on Frazier (later spelled "Fraser") Street, high school students were finally in their own building. All grades previously occupied the Frazier Street School at Highland Alley. As . . .

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

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  • 06/22/19--10:46: The College Avenue Fountain
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    In 1907, the fountain at the left in the photograph was donated to the town by the Woman's Literary Club, later known as The State College Woman's Club, at a cost of $152.60. The fountain was to be of the latest design and . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Man-Made Features • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/22/19--10:48: The Force of Hurricane Janet
  • , Mexico.
    “La Fuerza de Janet” Cuando la nación entera lamentaba la destrucción de Chetumal, la noche del 27 de septiembre de 1955, al paso del Huracan Janet, los sobrevivientes descubrieron con asombro una singular e increíble . . .

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

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  • 06/22/19--10:56: Dale Building
  • State College, Pennsylvania.
    In 1914, State College architect-builder C.E. Henry erected this four-apartment and commercial building for Peter Hoffer Dale, M.D. During its first 40 years, the Dale Building was a place to buy groceries—one of State . . .

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

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