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  • 07/21/19--12:28: St. Lachtain's Old Graveyard
  • , Ireland.
    This graveyard is believed to have been in use from the 7th century. The earliest surviving memorials date from the 1630s. The graveyard contains 281 memorials but many more people are known to have been buried here. A map . . .

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

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    Jasper, Texas.
    Jasper Bulldog Stadium, established circa 1922, served as the centerpiece for the town's athletic competitions, becoming ever more popular over the years. By 1936, the bleachers were being filled at every game and rivalries . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jasper, Texas.
    Important river navigation point, 1830-1860. Established by John Bevil in whose honor the municipality was first named in 1834 with Bevilport as seat of justice. A mail station in 1835. County seat of Jasper County, . . .

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

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  • 07/21/19--14:29: Historic Roadside Park
  • Newton, Texas.
    The picnic area on US 190 in Newton County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department -- now Texas Department of Transportation. This 1936 park accommodated motorists attending the State's Centennial . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--14:52: CSA Gens. Morgan USA
  • West Liberty, Kentucky.
    General George W. Morgan's 9,000 USA force, cut off from supplies at Cumberland Gap, retreated 200 mi. in 16 days to Greenup on Ohio River. Camped here Sept. 24-25, 1862. Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA men, on tragic last raid . . .

    (War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    West Liberty, Kentucky.
    Founding of Morgan County Edmund Wells (1777-1846) settled here (then Floyd Co.) about 1814, operating a mill, ferry, and tavern. First meeting of Morgan County Court held at his home March 10, 1823, as directed by Ky. . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--16:41: County Named, 1821
  • Louisa, Kentucky.
    For Capt. James Lawrence, whose charge, "Don't give up the ship," when mortally wounded in battle between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon off Boston, June 1, 1813, met highest traditions of US Navy and has inspired all . . .

    (Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--16:41: Fort Bishop
  • Louisa, Kentucky.
    USA Ft. Bishop, 100 yards west, was built to protect against CSA raids. It was named for Captain Wm. Bishop, 100th Ohio Inf., killed in action at Dallas, Ga., May 1864. USA engineers, using detail from 109th Col. Inf., began . . .

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

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    Springfield, Massachusetts.
    Union House / Chandler Hotel The Union House opened as a hotel in 1846. Two Presidents slept here, including James K. Polk, the 11th President, who stayed during a trip through the Northeastern part of the country. He was . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Louisa, Kentucky.
    Pioneer Furnace The southernmost blast furnace in the Hanging Rock Iron Region. Built in 1881, 4½ miles south, by Jay H. Northup, George C. Peck and Thomas Cummings. A stone stack 18 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New Britain, Pennsylvania.
    Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader, lived and ran a camp for inner-city Philadelphia and New York, NY, youth on this property of 23 acres called Lacitadelle Camp (now . . .

    (African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--18:22: James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx
  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
    Nicknamed "Double XX" and "The Beast." Born in Sudlersville, MD. Was one of the most outstanding players in major league baseball history. He lived in Maplewood in 1951, the year he was inducted into the baseball hall of . . .

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

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  • 07/21/19--18:22: Administration Building
  • Shavertown, Pennsylvania.
    This building is actually a pair of structures that date from the late 1800's. The back is oldest and had a chauffeur's quarters. The front housed the dairy farm manager whose job is to oversee the dairy herd. These . . .

    (Agriculture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--18:25: Robert Higbie House
  • near Oppenheim, New York.
    Home of Robert Higbie, first town supervisor, Oppenheim, following the creation of Fulton County. First town meeting held here Apr. 1838

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

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  • 07/21/19--18:27: Claus Mansion
  • Amsterdam, New York.
    Built 1762 by Sir Wm. Johnson for his daughter Nancy. [It] stood between the river and the present railroad track.

    (Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--18:30: Amsterdam World War Memorial
  • Amsterdam, New York.
    In memory of those who served in the World War 1914’-1918. Let us serve our country in peace as they did in war. Roll of Veterans names was not transcribed

    (War, World I) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--18:37: Suffrage Pioneer
  • Johnston, New York.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902. Her father practiced law here in early 19th C. inspiring her fight for women's rights

    (Civil Rights • Women) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 07/21/19--18:38: Gillis Building 1889
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    Erected in 1889 as U.K.'s first Agricultural Experiment Station; now second oldest building on the campus. Destroyed by fire in 1891, it was rebuilt on the same site. Named for Ezra Gillis (1867-1958) who joined the U.K. . . .

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

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    New York, New York.
    Billed as the world’s smallest opera house, with 107 seats, the Amato Opera renovated the Neoclassical Revival style building in 1964. The company was founded by Anthony and Sally Amato in 1948 to present grand opera at low . . .

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

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  • 07/21/19--18:45: Pawlet Town Hall
  • Pawlet, Vermont.
    Pawlet Town Hall was built cooperatively by the town and local merchant Marcellus Wheeler, to be the seat of town government and to provide commercial space. Prominent features of this Victorian-era building are the . . .

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

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