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    Bentree, West Virginia.
    Clay County. Formed in 1858 from Braxton and Nicholas. Named for the great Kentuckian, Henry Clay who was so popular in western Virginia that in 1820 a monument was erected to him for his part in bringing the National Road . . .

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

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  • 08/18/19--13:53: Seaberry Arms Osborne
  • near Belva, West Virginia.
    Nearby is grave of Seaberry Osborne (circa, 1815-66), daughter of Chief Running Bear. She married Solomon Osborne in Cherokee, N.C. and in 1838 fled to escape “Trail of Tears.” The Native American pioneers found sanctuary in . . .

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

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  • 08/18/19--14:16: Montgomery
  • Montgomery, West Virginia.
    Settled before the Revolution by Levi Morris, whose father, William Morris, made the first permanent settlement in the Great Kanawha Valley. Named Coal Valley in 1879. Renamed when incorporated in 1891 for James C. Montgomery.

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

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    near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Battery H, 5th U. S. Artillery. 4 Napoleons, 2 Parrotts. King's Brigade, Baird's Division, Thomas' Corps. September 19, 1863. 1st Lieutenant Howard M. Burnham, Commanding (Killed). 2d Lieutenant Joshua A. Fessenden (Wounded . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--15:59: 21st Wisconsin Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    21st Wisconsin Infantry 10 A.M. September 19, 1863.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , El Salvador.
    Coche Cuscatlán o Vagón Presidencial Los primeros registros del Coche Cuscatlán datan de 1912, fecha en que la International Railway of Central America (IRCA) lo compró a la American Car And Foundry (EUA). El coche es un . . .

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

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    Henrico, Virginia.
    This sacred resting place is comprised of the graves of persons who developed the Quioccasin and Westwood communities and Pryor's Court. Quioccasin Baptist Church and Westwood Baptist Church were founded by former slaves. In . . .

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--16:55: 1st Wisconsin Infantry
  • Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    1st Wisconsin Infantry 10 A.M. September 19, 1863.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--16:57: Montgomery
  • Montgomery, West Virginia.
    Settled before the Revolution by Levi Morris, whose father, William Morris, made the first permanent settlement in the Great Kanawha Valley. Named Coal Valley in 1879. Renamed when incorporated in 1891 for James C. Montgomery.

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

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  • 08/18/19--17:48: Millstones Through The Ages
  • near London, Kentucky.
    The story of millstones is the story of man's struggle against hunger. Using millstones was the best way to grind grain for over 2000 years. An alternative method was not popularized until around 1870, when roller mills were . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near London, Kentucky.
    One of the greatest problems faced by the early millers was where and how to obtain suitable millstones. Rocks of exceptional hardness were required. Since suitable rock was not locally available, a long journey in the back . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--17:50: 10th Indiana Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Indiana. Tenth Regiment Infantry. (Carroll) Second Brigade. (Croxton) Third Division. (Brannan) Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas) Saturday, September 19th, 1863, about 10 A.M.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Gauley Bridge, West Virginia.
    Born 1813 in Matthews County, VA. Tompkins was an 1836 graduate of West Point. A prominent industrial businessman in the Kanawha Valley before the Civil War, from May to November 1861 he was colonel of the Confederate 22nd . . .

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

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    near London, Kentucky.
    In the days before cars and supermarkets, before modern methods of manufacture were developed, the settlers who carved a living out of the Kentucky wilderness worked hard to provide the basic necessities of life. One of the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--18:31: Dressing a Millstone
  • near London, Kentucky.
    Perhaps the greatest skill in milling was the ability to keep the stones in working order. Although good millstones will last for centuries, constant grinding wears them smooth. Chiseling the furrows and removing glazed, . . .

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

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    near Nancy, Kentucky.
    Beneath this mound rest in sleep that knows no waking, more than one hundred Confederate soldiers from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, who were killed in the Battle of Fishing Creek, Jan. 19, 1862. We know not who they . . .

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

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  • 08/18/19--19:31: Gauley Bridge War Memorial
  • Gauley Bridge, West Virginia.
    Today we stand on a silent battlefield. The smoke of guns long since cooled hangs densely about our feet. Thousands of white crosses honor the noble dead. The wars are over. And the empty echoes of yesterday’s cannons ring . . .

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

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  • 08/18/19--19:39: North and South
  • Drennen, West Virginia.
    At Kessler's Cross Lanes (5 miles east), Aug. 26, 1861 and at Carnifex Ferry (7 miles west) Sept. 10, 186l, battles occurred between Confederates under Gen. J. B. Floyd and Union troops under Col. E. B. Tyler and Gen. W. S. Rosecrans.

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--19:52: Mill Springs Battlefield
  • near Nancy, Kentucky.
    . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Landmarks • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/18/19--19:54: Pioneer School
  • Zela, West Virginia.
    Here on Peter’s Creek, mouth of Whitewater, was a log school with greased paper windows dirt floor and split log seats for Nicholas County students from Bucks Garden to Meadows (Keslers Cross Lanes). Opened 1809, teacher Joseph Pierson.

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

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