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  • 08/12/19--07:22: John Adams
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    Tennessee born John Adams was a West Point graduate. He was commissioned Brigadier to rank from December 29, 1862, after assuming command of Maryland born Lloyd Tilghman’s Brigade. Joining The Army of Tennessee at Resaca in . . .

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

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  • 08/12/19--07:30: Paul Mellon
  • Upperville, Virginia.
    Paul Mellon, one of the foremost American philanthropists of the 20th century, lived nearby. An heir to the vast banking and industrial fortune left by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, he supported universities, civic . . .

    (Animals • Charity & Public Work • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/19--08:33: Mucklow/Gallagher, WV
  • Gallagher, West Virginia.
    The town of Mucklow received its name from one of the early business men and coal operator’s on Paint Creek. In 1900 Richard M. Mucklow, along with his four brothers came to West Virginia from Scranton, Pa. and were . . .

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

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    Rockville, Maryland.
    Charles Hungerford's tavern was the site of important events in the early history of Montgomery County. Three months prior to the Continental Congress in 1774, local citizens met at Hungerford Tavern to protest oppressive . . .

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

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    near Pandora, Ohio.
    side A One room schools were commonly named for people who furnished land for the building. Michael Bridenbaugh (1820- 1895), who settled in Riley Township in 1835, and wife Jemima (1834- 1903) sold a half-acre of land to . . .

    (Architecture • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/19--09:46: Columbia County
  • near Hudson, New York.
    Separated from Albany Co. April 4, 1786. Name- from Columbus, discoverer of America.

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

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  • 08/12/19--10:38: Rochester
  • Rochester, Michigan.
    The area known as Rochester was settled in 1817 by James Graham. It was the first permanent settlement in present-day Oakland County. The community was named in honor of Rochester, New York, where many of its pioneers once . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/19--10:41: Bishop Thomas John Claggett
  • Croom, Maryland.
    1743 -- 1816 First Episcopal Bishop Consecrated in the United States First Chaplain of the U.S. Senate In Washington "How awesome is the dawn sky above the hills of Croom... it makes my heart sing 'Praised Be God'"

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Politics) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/19--10:45: Rokeby Stables
  • Upperville, Virginia.
    Paul Mellon established Rokeby Stables near here on property purchased in 1931 by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, financier and U.S. secretary of the treasury. Paul Mellon bred and raised champion racehorses, including . . .

    (Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    1772—Elected a member of the Carpenter's Company and was instrumental in obtaining the use of Carpenter's Hall for the Continental Congress 1775—Commissioned Captain of an artillery company 1776—Major of a Batallion of . . .

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

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  • 08/12/19--10:58: Building the "Skally"
  • Maplewood, Minnesota.
    You are standing at the turntable of the St. Paul & Duluth Roundhouse. Round and Round They Go A roundhouse, or engine house, is named for its distinctive shape and used for repairing and storing locomotives. Turntables . . .

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

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    Upperville, Virginia.
    Mary E. Conover Mellon lived nearby with her second husband, the philanthropist Paul Mellon. Interested in the humanities and deeply influenced by the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, she was instrumental in . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/19--11:06: History in Depth
  • Maplewood, Minnesota.
    Minnesota has some of the most interesting geological history found anywhere on Earth. Depending on where you stand in the state you can see rock formed 3.6 billion years ago and then exposed during the last ice age. The . . .

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

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  • 08/12/19--11:07: Highland Turnpike
  • near Clermont, New York.
    Incorporated in 1804. An early road

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/12/19--13:41: Dinosaur Tracks
  • Glen Rose, Texas.
    Formed 100,000,000 years ago, tracks of 3 kinds of dinosaurs are preserved in the limestone below Paluxy River. Types include Acrocanthosaurus (a meat-eater), Camptosaurus (plant-eater who left 3-toed bird-like tracks), and . . .

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

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  • 08/12/19--14:41: Shab Row
  • Frederick, Maryland.
    In the years following the Civil War, Shab Row was the center of family life for Frederick's African American population. It was a close-knit community of tinkers, tailors, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, carpenters and cobblers. . . .

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

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  • 08/12/19--14:47: Tanneries
  • Frederick, Maryland.
    "These industries [tanneries] have been individually examined by me and will compare favorably in cleanliness with any industry in the city." -Franklin B. Smith, M.D., Report on Sanitary Condition of Frederick County, 1886

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Frederick, Maryland.
    In early 1993, artist William M. Cochran suggested to the City of Frederick that the Carroll Street Bridge, a plain concrete structure, could be transformed with paint, imagination and public participation into a work of . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Frederick, Maryland.
    "...Purchase a lot of land in said Frederic eligibly situated and to erect thereon a building suitable to be occupied and used as a public library...the said librry shall at all times be known and called the 'C. Burr Artz . . .

    (Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Frederick, Maryland.
    Schifferstadt, a rare and significant structure, is one of the finest examples of German colonial architecture in the country. Built in 1758 by the Brunner family (early German settlers who owned several farms in the area), . . .

    (Agriculture • Architecture • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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