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  • 07/07/19--14:13: Troy Presbyterian Church
  • Troy, Ohio.
    American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site #62 (logo) registered by the Presbyterian Historical Society Philadelphia, Pa.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Monterey, Pennsylvania.
    On June 23, 1863, before Confederate Major General Jubal Early entered Waynesboro, it was reported the road leading to Monterey Pass was blocked by civilians fleeing with their personal belongings. Farmers fled with their . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--14:21: Bracken County, 1796
  • Augusta, Kentucky.
    Formed from parts of Campbell and Mason. Named for William Bracken, hunter, fisherman, Indian fighter, came here 1773. Birthplace of John Gregg Fee, founder of Berea College, 1855. Birthplace and home of Dr. Joshua Taylor . . .

    (Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--14:22: Townsend Harris
  • Hudson Falls, New York.
    First United States Consul General to Japan. Founder of the College of the City of New York. Born in Sandy Hill, N.Y., opposite the Village Green. More than any other man , he kept the doors of Japan open to the outside . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--14:30: Jane McCrea
  • Hudson Falls, New York.
    Jane McCrea was a Fort Edward area resident in 1777 during the Saratoga Campaign. With the approach of the British army, Jane’s brother, Colonel John McCrea a supporter of the Patriot cause, evacuated his farm on the West . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--14:37: Bracken County Wine
  • near Augusta, Kentucky.
    During the 1870s, leading wine-producing county of US, furnishing over 30,000 gallons annually, half the entire national production. Germans, finding soil here similar to that in France and Spain, brought grape cultivation . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--14:39: WACO
  • Troy, Ohio.
    The Morris House / Lollis Hotel was built in 1852 by a group of businessmen headed by Troy merchant, Preserved Smith. The incomplete hotel was sold to Charles Morris in 1854. He completed the structure and operated it as the . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--14:47: WACO
  • near Troy, Ohio.
    Historic WACO Field was acquired in February of 1997 by the WACO Historical Society Inc. with the goal of creating a vintage flying field in the Troy community where WACO airplanes were manufactured from 1923- 1946. Local . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--14:47: Battle of Calhoun's Landing
  • Colfax, Louisiana.
    At 6:00 PM on April 26, 1864, here, near the junction of Cane and Red Rivers the Confederates set up an artillery battery to intercept Federal gun boats. Two boats were captured. More than 200 people on board the vessels . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--15:06: Swift Cemetery
  • Trout Creek, Texas.
    The trading village of Salem was founded in 1835 by Seth Swift. A Quaker and whaling merchant, Swift had moved to this area from Massachusetts with his wife, Lydia, and six children. When Lydia died about 1852, Swift set . . .

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

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    Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    Columbia's strategic position would have made it a fine prize for an invading Southern army bent on disrupting vital communications and supply lines in the North. Railroads connected Columbia with Philadelphia, York, and . . .

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

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    Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    The Old Columbia Public Grounds Company had its inception in the desire of Samuel Wright, the founder of Columbia, to do something of lasting benefit for the citizens of the town. As he saw it, the ground along the river . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--16:44: Columbia and Its Railroads
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    The Pennsylvania Railroad was the dominant railroad with predecessor railroads converging on Columbia from four directions. East—Philadelphia and Columbia reached Columbia in 1834. West—Wrightsvile, York and Gettysburg . . .

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

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    Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    During the mid-nineteenth century, Columbia was a busting transportation hub. Turnpikes, ferries, bridges, canals, wharves, and railroads made Columbia a major transshipment point in the movement of lumber, coal, grains, pig . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--17:09: Susquehannock Apartments
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    Susquehannock — One of the two Native American Tribes (Shawnee) that originally populated the area around Columbia, PA. During the 1700', their estimated combined numbers were 2,000 (7,000 by modern estimates). Migrated to . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--17:13: "The Returned Soldier"
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    In commemoration of the patriotic spirit, valor and heroism of the men and women of this community who served their country in war 1776 1918

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

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  • 07/07/19--17:18: U.S. Submarine Veterans
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to all submariners of World War II wherein 3,617 men and 52 submarines were lost We honor those men and all those that served with them

    (War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/07/19--17:32: Columbia Veterans Memorial
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania.
    World War I 1917-1919 Total U.S. Casualties - 320,710 World War II 1941-1945 Total U.S. Casualties - 1,070,162 Korean War 1950-1953 Total U.S. Casualties - 157,530 Vietnam War 1964-1973 Total U.S. Casualties - 211,324 . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--17:41: Trolleys
  • Marietta, Pennsylvania.
    Trolley systems spread rapidly throughout Lancaster and York Counties near the beginning of the Twentieth Century as they did elsewhere in the nation. Across the Susquehanna the Wrightsville & York Street Railway joined its . . .

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

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  • 07/07/19--17:56: Castro-Metcalfe Duel
  • near Dover, Kentucky.
    On the Ohio River shore near here one of the last duels fought in Kentucky under the “code duello” took place on May 8, 1862 between William T. Castro, former Maysville mayor, and Col. Leonidas Metcalfe, U. S. Army, Son of . . .

    (Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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