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  • 07/01/19--06:16: King Herod's 'Hippodrome'
  • , Israel.
    This hippodrome (circus* in Latin), built in 10/9 B.C. by King Herod for the inauguration of the city, held horse - and chariot - races, athletics, gladiatorial combat and hunting games. Before falling into disuse at the end . . .

    (Anthropology • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--07:01: Ward Eagle Home
  • Farmington Hills, Michigan.
    This 1841 Greek revival farmhouse was the home of Ward Eagle (1891-1967), Farmington Township Supervisor, Justice of the Peace and influential member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association. The house was built by John . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.
    From 1878 to the 1980s, this trailhead was the site of the Huntingdon Valley Train Station, carrying passengers and some freight back and forth between Philadelphia and Newtown in Bucks County. Bethayres, the village about . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--09:24: St. George's Church
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    This is America’s oldest Methodist church edifice, having been in continuous use since 1769. It was the seat of the first three conferences of American Methodism, the first church visited by many of the early British . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--09:26: Nicola Monachesi
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Born and trained in Italy, this artist executed some of the first fresco paintings in America, beginning in the 1830s. His commissions decorated many grand homes, Catholic churches, and public buildings such as the . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--11:31: All Aboard for Valley Falls
  • Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.
    Going south from the Huntingdon Valley Station, people could choose from a variety of station locations on their way to Fox Chase and then Philadelphia. A train ride of about two minutes in this direction brought travelers . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--11:59: Timberlake
  • Erlanger, Kentucky.
    In 1826 this two-story brick home was built beside an Indian trail. Its builder, Major William Thornton Timberlake, in War of 1812, helped to develop toll road which became Dixie Highway. Home of son-in-law, Dr. John H. . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--12:18: Hopeful Lutheran Church
  • Florence, Kentucky.
    Hopeful Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded on Epiphany Day. 1806. by German-speaking families from Madison County, Virginia. Called “the Mother of Lutheranism west of the Allegheny Mountains,” it is the oldest Lutheran . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--12:37: Wunderlich Farm
  • Klein, Texas.
    J. Peter Wunderlich (1828-1864) migrated from Germany to Texas in 1852. He married Maria Hofius and in 1854 bought 120 acres of farmland in Klein in north Harris County. Peter was killed in 1864 at a gunpowder mill he helped . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--12:41: Catherine Wunderlich
  • Klein, Texas.
    Maria Katherina (Catherine) Hofius immigrated to Texas in 1852 from her native Prussia at the age of 21. She settled in this part of Harris County, populated by numerous German families, and married Peter Wunderlich soon . . .

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

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    Union, Kentucky.
    On Nov. 28, 1863, after escaping from Ohio Penitentiary & taking a train to Cincinnati, CSA Gen. John Hunt Morgan & Capt. Thomas Hines crossed the Ohio River to Ludlow. Sympathetic Boone County residents, as well as Big Bone . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--12:45: Kohrville Community
  • Klein, Texas.
    In the 1870s, former slaves from Alabama and Mississippi settled on Cypress Creek, near a store owned by German immigrants Paulin and Agnes Kohrmann. The Kohrville Community, centered on farming, ranching and lumber . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--12:51: The Klein Community
  • Klein, Texas.
    A farming community developed in this area after a group of German immigrants settled on the banks of Cypress Creek in 1845. The settlement was later named for Adam Klein, who left Germany in 1849 and joined the California . . .

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

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    Klein, Texas.
    A number of German immigrants settled in this area in the 1840s. The community first called Big Cypress was later renamed in honor of pioneer settler Adam Klein. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery serves as a reflection of the German . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--13:13: Abner Gaines House
  • near Walton, Kentucky.
    In 1790s Abner Gaines built this Federal-style mansion and became owner of first stage line between Lexington and Cincinnati, 1818. House used as inn and stagecoach stop. It has 3 stairways and 10 carved mantels. Abner’s . . .

    (Architecture • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--13:30: Buckhorn Corners
  • Farmington Hills, Michigan.
    Buckhorn Corners was a hamlet in the early days of Farmington Township. A pioneer carpenter, Timothy Tolman, built an early frame house at Buckhorn Corners in 1828. In the same year, the Tibbits Sawmill went into business . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--13:40: Arden Community
  • near Mertzon, Texas.
    This ranching community was named for John Arden, a sheep raiser who arrived in 1876. After 1900, small homesteaders moved into the area. Joe Funk gave land for a school and cemetery in 1903. Baptist, Church of Christ, and . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--13:51: Glencairn
  • Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
    Glencairn is a contributing building to the Bryn Athyn Historic District designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 12 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/01/19--13:51: County Named, 1840
  • Independence, Kentucky.
    County named, 1840, for Gen. Simon Kenton, 1755–1836. Pioneer of area. Born in Virginia. At 16, thinking he had killed a man, fled beyond Alleghenies becoming companion of Daniel Boone and other early pioneers of Kentucky. . . .

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

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  • 07/01/19--14:03: Theis (Theiss) Family
  • Klein, Texas.
    Among the first German settlers in northwest Harris County was Johann Heinrich Theis (b. 1800), who arrived in 1846 with his wife Katherina (Benner) (b. 1804) and their four children. The following year, Johann acquired 200 . . .

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

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