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    Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    At the root of Lancaster City's history, one major element is consistent...diversity. In the mid 1700s, the first citizens were from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds — German, Scots-Irish, and English. ? German . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/19--19:19: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to those Vietnam Veterans who served honorably during the period of August 5, 1964 ??? May 7, 1975

    (War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/19--19:27: Washington Seminary
  • Claverack, New York.
    Early Columbia County school established here 1779. Later became Claverack College and Hudson River Institute until its closing in 1902.

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

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  • 07/09/19--19:27: The Revolutionary War
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    This marker pays tribute to the soldiers who fought for our liberty and the women who supported them. The plaque also marks the site of the county's first courthouse where, on September 27, 1777, the Continental Congress met . . .

    (Notable Persons • Politics • Science & Medicine • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/19--19:30: Crittendon Furnace
  • near Dycusburg, Kentucky.
    Built a mile west by Gideon D. Cobb in 1847, 9 feet across inside, 30 feet high, charcoal-fueled, with steam-powered machinery. In 1855 made 1300 tons of iron. Named for newly formed county, it was last of several ironworks . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/09/19--19:33: The War of 1812
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    On June 18th, 1812, the United States Congress declared war on Great Britain, at the request of President James Madison. The British had blockaded the U.S. coast, seized American ships, and impressed their seamen. Also, the . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Ireland.
    Déantar cuimhneachán ar go leor daoine áitiúla móra le rá anseo. Ach bealach ar leith atá sa Mheilteoir Colmais chun comóradh a dhéanamh ar shaol laethúil mhuintir eile an tsráidbhaile. D'úsáid siad an chloch ollmhór ar . . .

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

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  • 07/09/19--20:00: Mantle Rock (1/2 Mile)
  • near Smithland, Kentucky.
    During winter of 1838-1839, the Cherokees were forced to leave their Smoky Mountain homes for Oklahoma territory. Mantle Rock, a 40-foot sandstone arch, was used for shelter on their "Trail of Tears." Since the icy Ohio . . .

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

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    , Mexico.
    Villa Rica de la Veracruz 475 Años 1519-1994 Primer Ayuntamiento de América Continental Este monumento que levanta aquí el H. Ayuntamiento de la Historica y Heroica Ciudad de Veracruz Para conmemorar los 475 años de la . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--08:24: Hueneme Slough
  • Port Hueneme, California.
    W. B. Moranda Park was constructed over the former Hueneme Slough, or lagoon. High tides created this 8-acre body of water surrounded by cattails (tules) making it a haven for water fowl. The Ventura County Railroad crossed . . .

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

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  • 07/10/19--08:42: Point Hueneme Lighthouse
  • Port Hueneme, California.
    As early as 1857, the need for a lighthouse at Point Hueneme to mark the eastern Santa Barbara Channel entrance was recognized. In March 1873 Congress appropriated funds for a light station and a 60-acre lighthouse . . .

    (Exploration • Man-Made Features • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--08:44: Racing on the Beach 1953
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    All starting positions determined by speed in measured mile on beach straight. Modified – Sportsman race had 136 cars take green flag and massive pileup on first lap. 85 cars failed to finish. Top 10 finishers were . . .

    (Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--08:48: Haggard House
  • Bakersfield, California.
    The first thing I remember knowing was a lonesome whistle blowing And a youngun's dream of growing up to ride On a freight train leaving town not knowing where I'm bound And no one could change my mind but Mama tried -From . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--08:49: Berlin Wall Segments
  • Rapid City, South Dakota.
    Berlin Wall Segment A. This Berlin Wall Segment, located between the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie from 1961 - 1989, is donated in gratitude to all Military Chaplains, who in time of war and peace, faithfully . . .

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

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  • 07/10/19--08:51: Cdr. Jim Hall
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Freedom Tree with the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to Cdr. Jim Hall And all Prisoners of War And Missing in Action 1973

    (Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--08:53: Racing on the Beach 1954
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    1st Speedweek triple header. Top 50 finishers in Friday’s Sportsman race would run with Modifieds on Saturday when 104 cars started . Dick Kaufman 1st stock car racer fatality on beach. Sunday’s Grand National race saw Lee . . .

    (Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--08:56: Alaska Flight 261 Memorial
  • Port Hueneme, California.
    January 31, 2000 at 4:22 PM, Alaska flight 261 ended off Anacapa Island. The flight was en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle. This monument honors and remembers for all time the eighty-eight . . .

    (Air & Space • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fairfield, Pennsylvania.
    The Jacks Mountain Road Covered Bridge has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/10/19--09:02: Irish House
  • Clifton Park, New York.
    C. 1795 home of Abner Irish family from Armenia, Dutchess County, N.Y. He died in 1825 at age 77.

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

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  • 07/10/19--09:06: Christmas Day, 1835
  • Dade City, Florida.
    On Christmas Day, 1835, Major Francis Langhorne Dade and his command of 111 men bivouacked near here by Fort King Road, which stretched 125 miles from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala). Three days later, at a point . . .

    (Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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