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    Whitesville, West Virginia.
    Following the footprint. Every mine explosion leaves behind a footprint that offers clues to investigators as to where the blast originated and how the force traveled from the ignition point. The footprint left behind in the . . .

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

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    Whitesville, West Virginia.
    Monday, April 5 3:01 p.m. Explosion erupts through the mine, blasting debris out of the portals and lasting for several minutes. The carbon monoxide monitoring system alarms and mine fan records show a major disruption to . . .

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

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  • 08/05/19--15:04: DeForest Corners
  • near Brewster, New York.
    Where Col. Henry Ludington turned East on Old Road on his march to repel British raid on Danbury, CT

    (Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--17:37: Gregg's Brigade
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Text on the first tablet Gregg's Brigade Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps. Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg. September 20, 1863, 2 p.m. 3d Tennessee - Colonel Calvin H. Walker. 10th Tennessee - Colonel William Grace. 30th . . .

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

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  • 08/05/19--19:28: John W. Bull Memorial
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    John W. Bull Company K, 3, Tennessee Born September 21, 1842. Killed In Battle September 20, 1863.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--19:51: Welcome to Ray Bradbury Park
  • Waukegan, Illinois.
    [Clockwise, from upper left] Early Life Ray Douglas Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920. His parents were Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg. He spent much time during his youth reading at the Carnegie . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--19:53: Bina Fitzgerald
  • , Ireland.
    In Loving Memory Of Bina Fitzgerald Old Head who first erected a statue on this site in 1962

    (Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Women) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--20:14: Dag Hammarskjold House
  • near Brewster, New York.
    Here, Dag Hammarskjold U.N. Secretary-General enjoyed seclusion until his death in 1961. Dedicated U.N. Day October 24, 1973

    (Landmarks • Notable Persons • Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    C. S. A. Georgia Battery "E" 9th Artillery Battalion Lieutenant W. S. Everett Fulton’s Brigade Johnson’s Division 2 to 5 P.M. Sept. 20th, 1863.

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/05/19--20:39: William McKinley Park
  • Sacramento, California.
    William McKinley Park 146 Years of History (1871-2017) Burns Slough McKinley Park has a rich and fascinating history. It began as a natural low swampy area with a flowing stream called Burns Slough. In 1868, levee . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Sacramento, California.
    The California State Insectary Constructed in 1908 This property has been listed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Ireland.
    In memory of the 1198 civilian lives lost on the Lusitania 7th May 1915 off The Old Head of Kinsale ————————— This memorial was unveiled by Hugh Coveney T.D. Minister for Defence and The Marine on 7 May 1995 Brian Little, . . .

    (Disasters • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Canal Winchester, Ohio.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/19--07:00: Base of Operations
  • Shelby Township, Michigan.
    The Lodge is a landmark, just north of the main gates of the Packard Proving Grounds. Designed by famous architect Albert Kahn in the English Cotswold style, it opened in 1928 as the site's base of operations. The site . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/19--07:24: Formerly Enslaved People
  • Rushville, Ohio.
    In this cemetery are the remains of at least 7 enslaved people who died on their quest for freedom. While traveling on the Underground Railroad, they would have been assisted in Rushville by Dr. Simon Hyde and Rev. William . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/06/19--07:25: Johnson's Brigade
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Johnson's Brigade Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps. Colonel John S. Fulton. September 20, 1963, 2 P.M. 17th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd. 23d Tennessee, - Colonel R. H. Keeble. 25th Tennessee, - . . .

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

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  • 08/06/19--07:32: Battery Creek Lock
  • Monroe, Virginia.
    This lift lock, built in 1848, is 15 feet wide, 21 feet deep top to bottom, and 100 feet between gates. It lowered or lifted boats 13 feet allowing them passage to and from the river. The bottom is covered with original pine . . .

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

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  • 08/06/19--07:33: Joe Selby
  • Rushville, Ohio.
    Fugitive slave who inspired Ben Hanby to compose the song "Darling Nellie Grey"

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

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  • 08/06/19--07:43: Battery Creek Lock
  • Monroe, Virginia.
    Canal Water was obtained from a dam on the James River six miles upstream. Battery Creek (under the present railroad bridge) did not flow into the canal as is does today. Since it is now the only water source for the . . .

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

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  • 08/06/19--07:49: A Lock Canal/A Lift Lock
  • Monroe, Virginia.
    A Lock Canal When a river was too swift or shallow for navigation, shippers used canals with lift locks. The canals paralleled the river, using it as a water source. (image) (not to scale) river surface, canal and lock . . .

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

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