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  • 07/17/19--06:33: Wixom-Wire House
  • Wixom, Michigan.
    This house was built in the early 1850s by Lucy Wixom, widow of Alijah Wixom, one of the town's founders. Its first residents were the Reverend and Mrs. Samuel Wire. He was the pastor of the Free Will Baptist Association of . . .

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

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  • 07/17/19--08:11: Fort Pickawillany
  • Piqua, Ohio.
    . . .

    (Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--08:52: The Old Shell House
  • Seattle, Washington.
    Built by the US Navy in 1918 as a hangar to house amphibious aircraft for the aviation training corps, this building served as the University of Washington's shell house from 1920 to 1949. Several generations of Husky . . .

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

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  • 07/17/19--09:27: Heritage Farm
  • Brunswick, Ohio.
    Heritage Farm is a typical mid-19th century farm of the Ohio Western Reserve and has been restored and preserved. The original parcel of land consisted of 325 acres, which was purchased by David Berdan in 1818. The farmstead . . .

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

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    Brunswick, Ohio.
    This dwelling was an Underground Railroad station operated by Hiram B. Miller for many years. Here he hid hundreds of runaway slaves. He shipped them to Canada in drygoods boxes where they would be free. This caused . . .

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

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    Brunswick, Ohio.
    The Rev. Jacob Ward founded the Brunswick Methodist Episcopal Church in April 1817 with 13 members: Rhoda Stow, John and Lucy Stearns, John and Hannah Hulet, Samuel and Sarah Tillotson, Thomas and Phoebe Stearns, Solomon and . . .

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

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  • 07/17/19--10:51: Mac-O-Chee Towns
  • West Liberty, Ohio.
    . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Mobile, Alabama.
    Dedicated to the memory of those employees of the Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company the known and unknown service men who lost their lives in World War II (51 names)

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Mobile, Alabama.
    Graduates of the United States Naval Academy who distinguished themselves in the service of our country Their valor glorifies Alabama It is with great civic and patriotic pride that we dedicate this tribute

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--11:32: Kenton's Farm
  • Zanesfield, Ohio.
    . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    North Olmsted, Ohio.
    From 1829 to 1842, the northern region of Olmsted Township was called Frostville. It was named by Elias C. Frost, who operated a post office in his farmhouse located at what became the intersection of Kennedy Ridge and . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Marietta, Georgia.
    In respectful memory of the thousands across America, denied justice by lynching; victims of hatred, prejudice, and ignorance. Between 1880-1946, ~570 Georgians were lynched.

    (African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--11:35: Wixom Cemetery
  • Wixom, Michigan.
    The Wixom Cemetery has been in continuous use since 1838, when it was established as the South Commerce Burial Ground. The first burial however, that of an infant named Israel Barrett, occurred in 1835. Two hundred . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--11:41: Bethel College
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
    Organized by the Bethel Baptist Association and opened in 1854 as Bethel Female High School. Used by CSA as hospital during Black Measles epidemic, 1861-1862. Bethel Women's Jr. College, 1917. Closed 1942-1945; rooms rented . . .

    (Education • War, US Civil • War, World II • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near New Madison, Ohio.
    (front) Dedicated to the Veterans of the World War 1917 — 1918 and in memory of the Veterans of our former wars through the efforts of Laroy Farst Post 245 (rear) Honor Roll (71 names, 7 killed in action) (north side) . . .

    (War of 1812 • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--12:26: Phoenix Mill
  • Plymouth, Michigan.
    Henry Ford wanted only women to work here in this small factory, built in 1922 as one of his Village Industries. The women workers built electrical parts such as voltage meters, light switches and generator cutouts (a form . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--13:11: Romantic 1825 Tragedy
  • Bloomfield, Kentucky.
    (Front) Jereboam Beauchamp and wife Anna buried here in same coffin at own request. To avenge her alleged seduction by Col. Solomon Sharp, Beauchamp murdered him at Sharp's Frankfort home, 1825. Beauchamp and Anna were held . . .

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

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  • 07/17/19--13:37: Knight's Escape
  • near Kenton, Ohio.
    . . .

    (Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Cleveland, Ohio.
    Puritas Mineral Spring Company bottled and sold mineral water from the natural springs in the area. In 1894, the Cleveland and Berea Street Railway bought Puritas Springs and expanded the area into a picnic grove with a . . .

    (Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/17/19--14:58: Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland
  • Lakewood, Ohio.
    Dr. Jared Potter Kirtland was a prominent nineteenth century professor, physician, naturalist, and horticulturalist. In 1837, Kirtland purchased land in Rockport Township that stretched from Madison Avenue to Lake Erie. . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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