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  • 08/04/19--07:47: Battle of Fort Recovery
  • Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    "Musketballs were heard continually striking against the pickets and logs of the blockhouses, and whizzlng over the heads of those in the garrison." Isaac Paxton of Captain Alexander Gibson's rifle company On June 29, 1794, . . .

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

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  • 08/04/19--07:52: Lost Seafarers Memorial
  • , Ireland.
    In memory of all lost seafarers from the port of Kinsale Kinsale Hooker 19th c. Fishing vessel His hooker's in the Scilly Van when seines are in the foam but money never made the man nor wealth a happy home. So, blessed . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/04/19--09:20: Locating the Fort
  • Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    "Let the ends of the blockhouses present outwards, with three embrasures in each for a small howitz. The shutters of which must be musket proof as well as the door or doors of the sally ports." --In a letter from Wayne to . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    "Finding no great effect from our fire, and confusion beginning to spread from the great number of men who were falling in all quarters, it became necessary to try what could be done with the bayonet." --Major General Arthur . . .

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

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  • 08/04/19--11:03: Hunter Arms Hotel
  • St. Cloud, Florida.
    (Side 1) Following World War I, the United States economy was thriving. Florida’s population skyrocketed as cheap land, combined with the improved roads and railways, drew northern tourists and developers to the state. In . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Warrenton, Virginia.
    In 1912, Booker T. Washington, head of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, asked Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish Philanthropist and President of Sears, Roebuck & Company, to serve on the board of directors at Tuskegee. Their unique . . .

    (African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/04/19--16:37: Coal Discovered
  • Peytona, West Virginia.
    John Peter Salley (Salling) and companions discovered coal near here in 1742 on their exploring trip from the Greenbrier River. They followed the Coal River to its junction with The Great Kanawha River at St. Albans.

    (Exploration • Natural Resources) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/04/19--17:15: Peytona
  • Peytona, West Virginia.
    Named for William Madison Peyton, father of navigation on Coal River, who promoted and actively engaged in coal mining. As chief engineer for the Coal River Navigation Company, he locked and dammed Coal River in the 1840’s . . .

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

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  • 08/04/19--19:44: Solander's
  • Sacramento, California.
    Solander’s Former location of Solander’s Grocery and Soda Fountain, established 1904 by Kustaa and Maria Solander, immigrants from Finland. Owned and operated from 1936 to 1978 by Oli Solander. This building is a . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/04/19--20:10: Two Tracks in Town
  • Northville, Michigan.
    There were two electric streetcar lines into Northville from Detroit, both built in 1899. One traveled on track through Farmington, along Eight Mile Road and down Griswold Street. The other came through Plymouth, up . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
    English: This elegant church marks the growth of Presbyterianism and the Kirk of Scotland in New Brunswick. Built in 1821-1824, the structure successfully combines the American meeting house form with the British Palladian . . .

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

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    Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    "This splendid granite shaft, handsome in its proportions; durable in its material; permanent in its foundation and pedestal, and simple in its purity and design, we now dedicate to commemorate the last resting place of . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: This historic streetscape is distinguished by its rare concentration of homogeneous, primarily late 19th century architecture. Traditionally referred to as “Wall Street,” the area contains major public buildings, . . .

    (Architecture • Disasters • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--02:48: Burying the U.S. Army Dead
  • Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    Pioneer Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Mercer County, with burials from 1812 to 1873. Those buried here were some of the first Euro-Americans who settled the area. Many of these families helped lay out the town of Fort . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    Top panel of text: The final battle of the Northwest Indian War, Fallen Timbers, took place on August 20, 1794 in present-day Maumee, near Toledo, less than two months after the Battle of Fort Recovery. The American . . .

    (Native Americans • Peace • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--06:49: The Battlefield
  • Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    Since 2010, the Applied Anthropology Laboratories (AAL), in the Department of Anthropology at Ball State University has conducted archeology research on this battlefield with funding from the National Park Service American . . .

    (Anthropology • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--07:09: Seafarers Memorial
  • , Ireland.
    Erected to the memory of all seafarers from Kinsale and District who lost their lives at sea

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--07:31: John Kirby, Jazz Musician
  • Winchester, Virginia.
    Born on 31 Dec. 1908, John Kirk (John Kirby) was raised here by the Rev. Washington Johnson. He learned to play the piano and trombone and then moved to Baltimore in the 1920s where he picked up the tuba and bass. In New . . .

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

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  • 08/05/19--07:37: Chattooga River
  • Gaylesville, Alabama.
    The river originates in Lafayette in Walker County, Georgia, flows through Chattooga County, Georgia and then enters Cherokee County before emptying into Weiss Lake. Prior to the construction of the lake, the Chattooga River . . .

    (War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Recovery, Ohio.
    • Welcome to the Fort Recovery Battlefield Walking Tour! The tour is approximately 1.5 miles and will help you understand the Battle of the Wabash (1791) and the Battle of Fort Recovery (1794). Tours are self-guided. For . . .

    (Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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