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  • 08/26/19--19:28: Hooper Straight Light's Twin
  • St. Michaels, Maryland.
    After the first lighthouse at Janes Island near Crisfield was destroyed by ice in January 1879, a second screwpile lighthouse identical to the one at Hooper Strait (now located on Museum ground) replaced it. Ice struck the . . .

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

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  • 08/26/19--19:35: For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • St. Michaels, Maryland.
    Keeper Ulman Owens met an untimely end at the Holland Island Bar Lighthouse in 1931. The official report ruled that he died by natural causes, but his bruised body and a nearby knife made some suspect foul play. We can't be . . .

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

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  • 08/26/19--19:37: George Custer Home
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    George Custer was a dealer in oil and real estate. In 1869 he built this brick Italianate home, which was unusual in Titusville where lumber was plentiful and inexpensive. It remains one of the oldest brick residences still . . .

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

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  • 08/26/19--19:38: Skipjack Centerboard
  • St. Michaels, Maryland.
    This centerboard was the retractable keel for the skipjack Martha Lewis, a near sister to Rosie Parks, which can be found afloat along the Museum waterfront.

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

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  • 08/26/19--19:46: The James E. Kirwan Museum
  • Chester, Maryland.
    The Kirwan House, built in 1879, was the home of former Maryland State Senator James E. Kirwan (1900-1908). The attached store, built in 1889, and his various business endeavors became the hub of the Chester/Dominion . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Politics • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/19--19:55: William White Building
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
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    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/19--20:07: Itmann Company Store
  • Mullens, West Virginia.
    Just west of Mullens in the town of Itmann is the former company store of the Pocahontas Fuel Company. It is one of the most spectacular remnants of the coal boom era in the entire state. The town of Itmann, named after . . .

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

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  • 08/26/19--20:20: Old Post Office
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    Old Post Office Date Opened January 1, 1893 Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior

    (Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/19--20:27: Hyde Home, 1864
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    Lumberman Charles Hyde built this Italianate home on land once owned by Jonathan Titus, founder of Titusville. It was the first brick residence in the city. Hyde invested wisely in oil, and was founder and president of the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Calzada del Heroico Colegio Militar Es el circuito que rodea la primera sección del Viejo Bosque de Chapultepec. Se le dio el nombre de Calzada del Heroico Colegio Militar en octubre de 1973, al conmemorarse el 150 (CL) . . .

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

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  • 08/26/19--20:48: Henry Marshall Tory
  • Guysborough, Nova Scotia.
    Born at Port Shoreham, N.S., educated at Guysborough Academy and at McGill, Tory served as professor at McGill (1893-1905), Principal of McGill College, Vancouver (1906-7), first President of the University of Alberta . . .

    (Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/19--20:51: The Confederate Soldier
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    Murfreesboro Camp 33 Sons of Confederate Veterans Honors the courage and dedication of the private Confederate soldier

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

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  • 08/26/19--20:57: First Emmy Awards
  • Hollywood, California.
    On this site on January 25, 1949, the first Emmy Awards and Telecast were presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    At this spot the Kings Road met the Apalache Trail, so connecting the English colonies and the Spanish settlements of the west with St. Augustine and New Smyrna

    (Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/19--21:09: Fine Dining on Rte 66
  • Litchfield, Illinois.
    The Shifting Highway In 1924, Pete Adam opened the first Ariston in Carlinville next to the original alignment of Route 66. When the highway was rerouted in 1929, Pete moved his cafe next to the new 66 in Litchfield (across . . .

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

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  • 08/26/19--21:36: Olympia Cemetery
  • near Columbia, South Carolina.
    The Olympia Cemetery was established c. 1904 and served the families of mill workers from Capital City, Richland, Granby, and Olympia Mills. The land was set side by W.B. Smith Whaley & Co. When a death occurred the company . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/26/19--21:44: Blythewood School
  • Blythewood, South Carolina.
    The first school built here c.1890 was a two-room frame building that was replaced c.1918 by a two-story brick school. In 1921 another classroom building and an auditorium were added. The federal Works Progress . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    A Point in the 2D Line of Works Connecting Fort Jones With Fort Lytle

    (War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Dublin, Virginia.
    This congregation, one of the oldest in Southwest Virginia, consisted of 45 families by 1769. Col.Joseph Cloyd, a Revolution army War officer, donated land for its first sanctuary, built 1/2 mile east of here ca. 1781. The . . .

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

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    Originally built for Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association Construction in 1908 Henry John Klutho Architect Southern Ferro Concrete Co. Builder The building located on the corner of Hemming Plaza was Florida’s first . . .

    (Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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