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  • 07/18/19--16:35: LCdr. Phil Craig
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    . . .

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

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    Bethesda, Maryland.
    In 1790, Congress authorized the establishment of a territory 10 miles square on the Potomac River to be the Capital of the United States. It was President Washington's recommendation to use land on both sides of the river. . . .

    (African Americans • Government • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/18/19--18:43: The Elliott Coues House
  • Dupont Circle, District of Columbia.
    The Elliott Coues House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Animals • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/18/19--18:51: Godey's Lime Kilns
  • Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia.
    These kilns were used as late as 1908, supplying Washington with a fine grade of lime. The limestone was brought from quarries just beyond Seneca, Maryland over the C & O Canal.

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

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  • 07/18/19--20:12: Stephen Williams
  • Jasper, Texas.
    Stephen Williams was born in North Carolina and was the fourth child of blacksmith Richard Williams, Jr. In 1778, he enlisted for the first of what would be many times in the armed forces. Enlisting three times in the United . . .

    (Notable Persons • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/18/19--20:19: Site of J.H. Rowe School
  • Jasper, Texas.
    Formal public education for African American students in the Jasper area dates to 1875 and the formation of a school at nearby Cold Springs. It moved to a new campus in Jasper in 1924, the same year James Hoff Rowe came as . . .

    (African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jasper, Texas.
    Local tradition and Baptist church records indicate that the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1852 with the Rev. John Bean as first pastor. The first church building on this site is thought to have been a . . .

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

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  • 07/18/19--20:45: Jasper Public Schools
  • Jasper, Texas.
    Jasper Collegiate Institute, first local center for higher leaning, opened 1851; partially tax-supported, coeducational. First president was noted East Texas educator Marcus Montrose, graduate, Edinburgh University. After . . .

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

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    Kirbyville, Texas.
    This site became the center of spiritual and cultural activity in the Kirbyville area in 1898, when John Henry Kirby gave two town lots to the Baptist church for the erection of a sanctuary. the building was shared with the . . .

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

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Civil War Philadelphia At the time of the Civil War, Philadelphia was the second-largest American city. Its factories supported the Union war effort by producing everything from blankets to gunboats. In less than three . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/18/19--21:07: Town of Kirbyville
  • Kirbyville, Texas.
    Named for John Henry Kirby, attorney, railroad builder, and timber, lumber, and oil king. With R. P. Allen, Kirby founded the town when their railroad-- Gulf, Beaumont, & Kansas City-- reached this point. Since 1904 city . . .

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

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  • 07/18/19--22:21: Squire Boone's Station, 1779
  • Shelbyville, Kentucky.
    "Painted Stone" 2½ miles north on Eminence Road, thence, ½ mile west to site on Clear Creek. For nearly 2 years, only large station on the Wilderness Road, between Harrodstown and the Falls of the Ohio River. Ground plan . . .

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

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    Shelbyville, Kentucky.
    The Blockhouse Built in 1858 by townspeople for civil defense against guerrillas. Located in middle of intersection. Measured 12 by 18 feet with loopholes on all sides. Manned by townsmen when alarm sounded. Several . . .

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

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    Shelbyville, Kentucky.
    Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition Meriwether Lewis & William Clark, leaders of the 1803-06 journey to the Pacific, visited Shelbyville several times. In Nov. 1806, on the Expedition's return, Lewis . . .

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

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  • 07/19/19--06:09: The First Baptist Church
  • Jasper, Texas.
    This church was organized on December 23, 1855, with 15 members. The establishment of the fellowship was directed by a Presbytery consisting of ministers John Bean, William Blackshear, E. S. Phelps, and W. W. Maund. The . . .

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

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    Jasper, Texas.
    During the late 1830s, the Rev. Moses Spear came to Texas and organized a Methodist circuit that included the town of Jasper. A congregation soon was established. In 1839, the Rev. Daniel Carl became first pastor. Jasper . . .

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

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  • 07/19/19--06:20: Bevilport
  • Jasper, Texas.
    Important river shipping and trading point; was made seat of Bevil municipality, 1834. Named for John Bevil, Texas Ranger, a delegate (1835) to Consultation on Texas Independence, Chief Justice of Jasper County (1839), . . .

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

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  • 07/19/19--07:11: Call
  • Call, Texas.


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

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  • 07/19/19--09:27: County Named, 1819
  • Elkton, Kentucky.
    For Col. John Todd. Born Pa., 1750. In battle of Point Pleasant, 1774. Came to Kentucky, 1775; in Va. legislature, 1776. On expedition led by Gen. George Rogers Clark that captured Illinois country from British, 1778. Named . . .

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/19/19--09:32: Stephen A. Douglas
  • Brandon, Vermont.
    (side 1) Teacher Lawyer Orator Statesman United States Senator from Illinois 1847 to 1861 Democratic candidate for President of United States against Abraham Lincoln. Loyal supporter of Lincoln and the Union in the early . . .

    (Education • Notable Persons • Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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