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  • 07/14/19--05:18: Fort Gay
  • Fort Gay, West Virginia.
    Named during the War between the States. At the junction of the Tug and Big Sandy rivers, in 1789, Charles Vancouver and 10 companions built a log fort and attempted a settlement on land surveyed in 1770 by John Fry for George Washington.

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Trout Creek, Texas.
    Trout Creek Missionary Baptist Church Local oral tradition holds that the Trout Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1876. An early church building had that year inscribed on it, and the congregation celebrated . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--06:31: Verda
  • Verda, Louisiana.
    Verda was named for the daughter of the town's first postmaster, Uriah E. DeWitt. Formerly known as College Hill, Verda's 19th century origins centered on the efforts of area farmers to establish a school for their families. . . .

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

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  • 07/14/19--07:26: Bon Wier
  • Bon Wier, Texas.
    W. H. Stark settled here in 1836 and established a ferry and warehouse business on the Sabine River known as Stark's Landing. It served as a wharf for steamboats and a point from which large quantities of timber were rafted . . .

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

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  • 07/14/19--07:38: Burk's Log Cabin
  • Merryville, Louisiana.
    . . .

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

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    Merryville, Louisiana.
    In the early 1800s members of the Coushatta Indian tribe, led by their chief, Red Shoes, settled in and around the present town of Merryville, where Indian mounds, shards and arrow heads have been found. Being near the . . .

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

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    Springfield, Massachusetts.
    The Duryea brothers, Charles and Frank, developed the first successful gasoline-powered car in 1894, right here in Springfield. The second Duryea prototype, the 1895 Duryea, was built on this site. This automobile became . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Bath, New York.
    • Made in 1793 by • Col. Charles Williamson Founder of Bath • And • First Agent of the Pulteney Estate

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

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  • 07/14/19--09:54: 1906 - 1916
  • Hammondstown, New York.
    Some of America's earliest aircraft took to the air over Kingsley Flats In 1904 "Captain T.S. Baldwin from California purchased a Curtiss motorcycle engine to power his experimental dirigible airship. Two years later, . . .

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

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    Hammondstown, New York.
    Between January and May 1908, John Newton Williams, demonstrated rotary wing test rigs at this site, known as Kingsley Flats, marking one of the first significant efforts to develop a helicopter in the United States. Powered . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--10:18: Metcalfe House
  • Bath, New York.
    John Metcalfe built tavern here of pitch pine logs in 1793, then "Center of Life' of early Bath, later named The Spread Eagle.

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

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  • 07/14/19--10:21: John Brown’s Body
  • Elizabethtown, New York.
    John Brown’s body guarded by local citizens rested in this court house on the night of Dec. 6, 1859 on its way to burial at his home in North Elba.

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--10:30: Pleasant Valley
  • Urbana, New York.
    Incorporated 1885 Lands purchased from School District #7 1887 and 1933 C.J. Carr Family 1985

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--10:41: Site of First Hospital
  • Bath, New York.
    Pulteney Land Office here 1793. Brick Land Office Bldg (1867) was Bath Hospital 1910 to 1916. Razed 1920

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

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    near Wellsville, New York.
    The state-wide watershed survey of fish life was begun here on Duffy Hollow Brook by the conservation department in 1926.

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--17:12: Stacy Building
  • Springfield, Massachusetts.
    Local architect F. R. Richmond designed this building for Edwin Stacy, a manufacturer of machinery and mill supplies. His son Frank took over the business in 1911 and served as Mayor from 1914 to 1918. The upper floors of . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--17:45: In The Battle of Germantown
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    The left wing of the American Army, under General Greene moved down Limekiln Pike. The first opposition encountered was west of this spot when a conflict occurred with a regiment of British light infantry. Tablet erected . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/14/19--18:33: Johnstown
  • Livingston, New York.
    Named for John Livingston, settler. Livingston Post Office 1805. Had a Revolutionary Stage Inn and Linlithgo Reformed Church.

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

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  • 07/14/19--18:53: West Liberty~Civil War
  • West Liberty, Kentucky.
    The first important engagement in eastern Kentucky occurred here on Oct. 23, 1861. USA forces led by Brig. Gen. Wm. Nelson surprised enemy under Capt. Andrew J. May. Civilian secessionists were captured and jailed Unionists . . .

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

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  • 07/14/19--19:22: Town of Livingston - 1788
  • Livingston, New York.
    Contained Bakers Mills, Blue Stores, Burden, Elizaville, Glenco Mills, Linlithgo, and Walker’s Mills.

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

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