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  • 06/29/19--15:13: Luther G. Smith
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    On June 12, 1912, Luther G. Smith, a locomotive engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, founded the Brotherhood's Relief and Compensation Fund (BR&CF). The BR&CF, a non-profit corporation established in the Commonwealth of . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    African Americans played an integral role in American railroading from its inception. Slaves, and later freedmen, helped construct many of America's early southern railroads. By 1859, Baltimore had one of the highest . . .

    (African Americans • Labor Unions • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    During World War II, railroads quickly experienced a shortage of available coaches and sleeping cars as they moved an average of one million military personnel per month. In order to accommodate traffic, the federal . . .

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

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  • 06/29/19--16:52: B&O No. 908
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Railroads built office cars for officials directors, stockholders, and other wealthy patrons as early as the 1840s. Used for right-of-way inspection trips and other business travel, these rolling offices provided an . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    You are standing on the original right-of-way of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nations first commercial railroad to handle both freight and passenger service. This right-of-way stands on land donated to the railroad by . . .

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

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  • 06/29/19--17:17: Camp Carroll
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Located approximately one mile west along the B&O Railroad's right-of-way was the site of Baltimore's largest Civil War training camp. Known variously throughout the War as Camp Carroll and Camp Cheesebrough, it was located . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Inc America's First Black History Wax Museum Taking you through the pages of time

    (African Americans • Education) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/19--17:27: The Washburn-Dixon Log House
  • Georgetown, Ohio.
    Constructed in 1793 by William Dixon and Cornelius Washburn, Indian scouts who helped to clear for settlement the area that became Brown County.

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

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  • 06/29/19--17:58: Long Home Site
  • Winnfield, Louisiana.
    Home Of Huey Pierce Long, Sr. and Caledonia Tison Long Birthplace of: United States Senator Huey Pierce Long Congressman George Shannon Long Governor Earl Kemp Long

    (Notable Persons • Politics) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Ireland.
    To commemorate the heroism and sacrifices of Michael Dwyer and his faithful comrade, Sam MacAllister, and also to perpetuate the memory of those who participated in the Insurrectionary Movements of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867. . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/19--18:58: Moon Tree
  • Elmer, Louisiana.
    This "Moon Tree” is a Loblolly Pine grown from a seed that, in January 1971 was carried to the Moon and brought back to Earth by Major Stuart Roosa, command module pilot for Apollo XIV and a former U.S. Forest Service smoke . . .

    (Air & Space • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Ireland.
    Mainistir Bhealach Conglais Ba é Diarmaid mac Murchú, an rí ar Laighean a bhain cáil amach dó féin nuair a thug sé na hAngla-Normannaigh go hÉirinn i 1169, a bhunaigh an mhainistir Chirstéirseach seo i 1148 mar . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/19--20:10: Pollock School
  • Pollock, Louisiana.
    The first school in Pollock was established in 1893-1894. The Rev. Frank Brian, a minister and state senator was hired by the students' parents to serve as the first instructor. Located near the business district, the first . . .

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

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  • 06/29/19--21:23: Ruth Plumbly Thompson
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    An author of children’s literature, she wrote 19 Oz books (1921-1939), including The Royal Book of Oz, in the series begun by L. Frank Baum with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She maintained the popularity of the stories beyond . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/29/19--21:30: The MOVE Bombing
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    On May 13, 1985, at 6221 Osage Avenue, an armed conflict occurred between the Phila. Police Dept. and MOVE members. A Pa. State Police helicopter dropped a bomb on MOVE’s house. An uncontrolled fire killed eleven MOVE . . .

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

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  • 06/29/19--22:54: Baruch S. Blumberg
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Nobel laureate who identified the hepatitis B virus and developed its diagnostic test and vaccine, which he shared to promote its use. Affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, NASA Astrobiology Inst., and pres. of American . . .

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

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  • 06/29/19--23:36: Hotel Brotherhood USA
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Founded in 1883, this benevolent society of colored hotel workers was one of the largest and most influential early trade organizations in the hotel industry. It promoted labor equality, worker respect, and economic . . .

    (African Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 06/30/19--00:28: Marc Blitzstein
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    An influential American composer, lyricist, and translator who brought vernacular to musical theater was born here. Works include the ground-breaking The Cradle Will Rock and an adaptation of The Threepenny Opera. He studied . . .

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

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  • 06/30/19--04:59: Village of Dry Prong
  • Dry Prong, Louisiana.
    Located in a land of natural beauty, the former Cottonburg became Dry Prong in 1906 when the Dry Prong post office was moved to this location in order to be near the L&A Railroad. Dry Prong was named for its first location: . . .

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

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  • 06/30/19--07:07: Scouter's Grove
  • near Devon, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to the Youth and Leaders of Troop 106 Serving the Community Since June 1, 1957

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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