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  • 08/23/19--09:30: Fort Richardson
  • Jacksboro, Texas.
    . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--10:53: Mill Creek
  • Mackinaw City, Michigan.
    When Patrick Sinclair moved Fort Michilimackinac from the mainland to Mackinac Island in 1780, he recognized the need for a saw mill to provide lumber for the new fort and adjoining community buildings. Sinclair granted . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Granbury, Texas.
    Carl Severin Schultz was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1876. After marrying Nelsina Vestermann (b. 1871), he came to the United States and settled in Granbury. Schultz had several professions, including ownership of a soft . . .

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

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  • 08/23/19--11:49: Minton Family Home
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    (Side 1) This Italianate-style home was built c. 1872 for Theophilus and Virginia McKee Minton. The Mintons were prominent African American residents of Columbia during the era of Reconstruction. They were married in 1870. . . .

    (African Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--11:52: Alston House
  • Columbia, South Carolina.
    This Greek Revival cottage, built ca. 1872, was the residence and business of Caroline Alston, a black businesswoman who lived and ran a dry goods store here as early as 1873. She purchased the house in 1888, becoming one of . . .

    (African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

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

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  • 08/23/19--17:46: USNTC Bainbridge
  • near Port Deposit, Maryland.
    Named for Commodore William Bainbridge, who served in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge operated for 34 years. Beginning in 1942 as a recruit training command for World War II, . . .

    (Education • War, World II • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--17:59: Jacob Tome, Town Father
  • Port Deposit, Maryland.
    Jacob Tome was born August 13, 1810 in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania. In 1839, Tome moved to Port Deposit where he lived until his death in 1898. In Port Deposit, Tome established himself as a merchant and ultimately owned . . .

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

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  • 08/23/19--18:08: Veterans Memorial
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania.
    In honor and memory of those who served so gallantly [Dedicated] May 30, 1977

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--18:15: Flag Pole Memorial
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--18:24: American Legion Post No. 47
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    [Front:] Major General Marquis de LaFayette "C'est le Havre" [Translation:] "It's the Harbor" [Reverse] To all those who have risked their lives for liberty and freedom this statue is dedicated. Erected as a . . .

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

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  • 08/23/19--18:55: The Boyer Family Shad Shack
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    This fishing houseboat dates from c. 1900, and measures approximately 8 feet wide by 20 feet long. It is a simply constructed wooden "scow" similar to a barge with a small one room un-insulated house (or shanty) atop the . . .

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

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  • 08/23/19--19:04: Fallingwater
  • Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
    has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--19:10: Aids to Navigation Fog Bell
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    A fog bell is a type of fog signal that uses sound, in this case the rhythmic clanging of a very loud bell, to warn vessels of navigational hazards, or boats of the presence of other vessels in foggy conditions. The term is . . .

    (Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--19:15: Pensell Propeller
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    A propeller uses the principle of the screw to convert rotational motion into forward thrust to power a boat or ship in the water. This propeller was manufactured in 1895, and installed on the 135 foot tug Sea King. The tug . . .

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

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  • 08/23/19--19:19: Anchors
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    An anchor is used to hold a boat or other floating object in position, and prevent it from drifting. Ancient anchors were simply a heavy rock dropped into the water at the end of a rope tied to the boat. Since the 19th . . .

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

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  • 08/23/19--19:20: Veterans Memorial
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    In honor of all who gave their lives for our country ———————————— Dedicated to Titusville Area Veterans

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--19:26: Nun Buoy
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    Buoys are aids to navigation. Typically, a buoy is anchored in place, and serves to direct a boat or ship pilot away from hazards, or toward lanes and channels. This is a nun buoy, so-named because of its conical shape, like . . .

    (Government • Military • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/23/19--19:35: The Bayou
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland.
    Construction began on the Bayou in 1917. Built with solid 18" thick Harford County fieldstone walls and 14" thick wooden beams, it took four years to complete. The Bayou Hotel opened for business in 1921. It's stunning . . .

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

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