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  • 08/20/19--08:28: Rudd Pond
  • near Millerton, New York.
    Major Bezaleel Rudd, 1751-1846, cleared land and erected home on this site. Served in the Revolution.

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

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    Fort Story, Virginia.
    "…I wish it was in my power to express to Congress how much I feel myself indebted to the Count of deGrasse and his fleet…" G. Washington Oct 19, 1781 "…I consider myself infinitely happy to have been of some service to the . . .

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

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  • 08/20/19--08:30: Spencer's Corners
  • near Millerton, New York.
    May 1, 1773, first Baptist covenant meeting in North East held at home of Rev. Simon Dakin, near here.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/20/19--08:33: Battle of the Capes 1781
  • Fort Story, Virginia.
    In September 1781, a naval engagement between two powerful fleets denied British forces access to the Chesapeake Bay and trapped Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. This little known battle helped end British domination in America. . . .

    (Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Text on South Side of Monument: Burnham's Battery H. 5th U.S. Artillery Text on East Side of Monument: Fought on This Ground Morning of September 19th, 1863. Was Captured By Liddell's Division and Recaptured By . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/20/19--08:41: Site of Second Meeting House
  • Leominster, Massachusetts.
    in Leominster built 1775 taken down July 4, 1824 rebuilt for first town house This tablet presented to the town of Leominster by the Leominster Historical Society on the 175th anniversary incorporation Leominster 1915

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Nallen, West Virginia.
    Wilderness Lumber Co. camp, named for John I. Nallen, manager, circa 1916. John Bayes family settled in 1825 later by James Miller, who had ferry across Meadow R. Served by Sewell Valley, later NF&G connection to C&O RR. . . .

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

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    Leominster, Massachusetts.
    1775-1783 In memory of the men of Leominster who endured hardship and battle in the war of the American Revolution This tablet is erected ted by Captain John Joslin Jr chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1910

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/20/19--08:54: Fluxhouse Cooperative II
  • New York, New York.
    At this site stood Fluxhouse Cooperative II, the first co-op in SoHo and the location of performances by Alan Kaprow, Yoko Ono, and Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater. George Maciunas, a founding member of . . .

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

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  • 08/20/19--08:58: 24th Illinois Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Illinois 24th Infantry. Starkweather's Brigade. 6:30 p.m. September 19, 1863.

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

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  • 08/20/19--08:59: Iron Mine Pond
  • near Millerton, New York.
    People have mined iron in the Taconic region since the late 1700s. The first iron furnace with a steam-powered bellows was built on this site in 1847. Caleb Maltby purchased the mine in 1861 and the Maltby Iron Company . . .

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

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    Taghkanic, New York.
    This Plaque is dedicated to the Men and Women of the Town of Taghkanic, who served in the Armed Forces of the United States

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

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  • 08/20/19--09:01: San Jose Country Club
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    San Jose Country Club built 1925 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 08/20/19--09:21: Camp Washington-Carver
  • near Clifftop, West Virginia.
    Camp named for Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) and George Washington Carver (1864-1943). Land deeded for sum of $5.00 by Charles and Kathryn Midelburg. Constructed 1939-1942 by local WPA labor with materials found on site . . .

    (African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Notable Places • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/20/19--13:32: Michigan Central Depot
  • Wolverine, Michigan.
    In 1881, John M. Sanborn surveyed land owned Daniel McKillop and platted the village of Torrey. That year a post office opened here under the name "Wolverine." In 1882 the village was replatted as Wolverine. By the turn of . . .

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

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  • 08/20/19--13:56: Camp Washington Carver
  • near Clifftop, West Virginia.
    On July 26, 1942 the first African American 4-H camp in the United States was opened here in Fayette County. A 1929 report showed that 44 of the state’s 55 counties had 4-H camps for white children, hut none for black . . .

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

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  • 08/20/19--15:03: Old Stone House
  • near Ravenseye, West Virginia.
    Southwest is the Old Stone House, built, 1824, by Richard Tyree on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. It was visited by Jackson, Clay, Webster, Benton, and other notables. Here Matthew Fontaine Maury wrote his book on navigation.

    (Architecture • Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/20/19--15:22: Sewell Mountain Campaign
  • near Rainelle, West Virginia.
    From August to October 1861, about 17,000 Union and Confederate troops operated near the Sewell Mountain area. Waiting for a major battle that never came, many soldiers died of disease caused by foul weather. Excessive . . .

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

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    Southwest, District of Columbia.
    Stone from First Baptist Church in America Providence R.I.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/20/19--15:51: Gen. Robert E. Lee
  • near Rainelle, West Virginia.
    Near here, at highest point on the Midland Trail, Gen. Robert E. Lee had headquarters during his campaign in West Virginia in 1861. His famous war horse “Traveler,” was brought to him here from the Andrew Johnston farm in . . .

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

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