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  • 07/02/19--22:42: The Medusa Fire
  • Medusa, New York.
    The fire destroyed 7 houses, the Methodist Church, and Goff's Store.

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

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  • 07/02/19--22:43: Racing on the Beach 1949
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    Ponce Inlet course lengthened to 4.3 miles. January race with 75 starters won by local driver/mechanic, Marshal Teague. Switch to newer car strictly stock rule for July. Red Byron drove winning 1949 Olds wrenched by Red . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--22:45: Murdoch McDonald
  • Neches, Texas.
    Murdoch McDonald was born in North Carolina on February 15, 1810, the son of Scottish immigrants. About 1832 he went to Georgia, where he met Dr. George Lester. In 1839, McDonald, along with Lester and his family, came to . . .

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

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    Albert City, Iowa.
    Buena Vista County Freedom Rock _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Sundholm Farms working overtime for the WWII effort.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Quartermaster General Edmund B. Gregory veteran of WWII.] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Our national bird . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lubbock, Texas.
    Listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior

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

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    Gainesville, Florida.
    Born in 1923, Robert Quaries Marston was raised and educated in Virginia. At only 20 he earned a bachelor's degree from the Virginia Military Institute, followed by an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. A Rhodes . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--22:56: Fort Reno
  • Washington, District of Columbia.
    At 409 feet above sea level, this site is the highest point in Washington, D.C. It is no coincidence that in 1861, the Union army designed one the largest and most heavily armed Civil War fortifications at this location. . . .

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/19--22:58: Racing on the Beach 1950
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    Beginning of February “Speedweek” format with Saturday Modified race and Sunday Grand National race, formerly strictly stock. Modified race had 17 cars crash on first lap and 6 more crash after restart. Nearly 2/3 of . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--22:59: Price Park
  • Dade City, Florida.
    Price Park is part of the W.T. Anderson's addition (platted in 1888) and the Chas. H. Robinson's addition (platted in 1906). The park is the former site of the A.F. Price home purchased in 1917 from W.I. Porter. Alfred . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--23:00: Groat’s Tavern
  • Chatham, New York.
    First building erected in Chatham - built by William Thomas in 1811 - Chatham was first called Groat's Corners

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/19--23:05: Red Lights on the River
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Cultural treasures, like the Pabst Theater (7 above) and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (3 above) thrive in a neighborhood once known for an abundance of brothels, saloons, cheap hotels, gambling dens and dance . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--23:11: The Milwaukee River at Play
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    From pioneer days well into the 20th century, the River was a year-round playground for the generations, used for boating, swimming, fishing, curling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, tobogganing and ice skating. Swimming schools, . . .

    (Entertainment • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/19--23:14: Ben's Mill
  • Barnet, Vermont.
    This water-powered mill on the Stevens River was built in 1872 by Alexander Jack. It originally housed a patented woolen print and dye works. In 1893, James Judkins retooled it as a wagon and woodworking shop. Judkins’ Shop . . .

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

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    Sarasota, Florida.
    Side 1 In 1915, Bee Ridge, then part of Manatee County, supported a train station, post office, hotel, general store, and school. A second wave of settlers who moved into Bee Ridge desired a church in their community. In . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--23:21: Moore Round Barn
  • Barnet, Vermont.
    Local builder Fred “Silo” Quimby built this round barn, considered a great curiosity, in 1900 for farmer James R. Moore. Popularized by Midwest agricultural colleges in the 1890s, round barns were considered more economical . . .

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

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  • 07/02/19--23:23: Hans Winegar
  • Rensselaerville, New York.
    From Stockbridge, Mass. second settler in the village built a log home on the site of the village in 1788

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/19--23:34: Indian Ladder Farms
  • near Altamont, New York.
    Established 1916 by Peter G. Ten Eyck, Congressman and Commissioner of Agriculture, operated as a dairy and apple orchard.

    (Agriculture) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/02/19--23:37: The Pitchfork
  • Lubbock, Texas.
    The Pitchfork Ranch Cookhouse began as a one-room structure. The dining area was added in two sections. Though the exterior walls are covered in modern siding, the original wood plank siding is still intact underneath. The . . .

    (Architecture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Monterey, Pennsylvania.
    A Midnight Battle Along The Mason-Dixon Line On the evening of July 4, 1863, one of the most confusing battles of the American Civil War occurred, known as the Battle of Monterey Pass. Around 9:00 p.m., Union cavalry under . . .

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

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  • 07/03/19--07:10: First Explored
  • Carrollton, Kentucky.
    In 1754 James McBride canoed down the Ohio to the mouth of this river—now Kentucky. Here, as first explorer, he carved his initials and the date on a tree, a landmark for 30 years. Cited for part in defense of Bryan Station . . .

    (Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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