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    Natchez, Mississippi.
    Following the French and Indian War, as a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1763, England acquired French Canada and Spanish Florida. The British divided Florida into two provinces, East and West Florida, which included the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--07:34: A Land in Need of Labor
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Most immigrants to early Maryland came as indentured servants. In return for the cost of their voyage, men and women promised to work for four or more years for the person buying their contract or indenture. After completing . . .

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

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    Natchez, Mississippi.
    Extending as far north as the mouth of the Yazoo River (near present-day Vicksburg) and as far south as the thirty-first parallel (the current border between Mississippi and Louisiana), the entire region came to be known as . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--07:51: Why Is This Barn Here?
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    This building before you is one of the oldest standing wooden barns in Maryland. Known today a the Mackall barn, artisans built it in 1785 for John Mackall. After the capital moved to the Annapolis in 1695, John Mackall was . . .

    (Agriculture • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--08:06: To Market! To Market!
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    One of the greatest challenges in farming is getting the crops to market. Tobacco produced large profits but only if it could be sold. In the 17th and 18th centuries, tobacco was packed into wooden barrels called hogsheads . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--08:12: A Pressing Situation
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Tobacco-prizes were designed to tightly compress the cured tobacco into hogsheads. Two basic types of prizes exist. The earlier version, dating back to colonial times, was a vertical prize which was less costly to build. . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Although this barn was built at the end of the American Revolution, carpenters used much older ideas in its construction. Its builders employed a ten-foot interval between structural posts, a measure which became widely used . . .

    (Agriculture • Architecture • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--08:55: 125th Ohio Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    125th Regiment Ohio Infantry. Harker's Brigade. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. September 19, 1863.

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

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  • 09/02/19--08:55: Carpenters' Marks
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    We do not know the names of the carpenters who built this barn in 1785. Some of them were probably enslaved workers. But evidence surviving on the building tells us they were trained in an ancient craft tradition. Since . . .

    (Agriculture • Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--09:11: How Old Is This Barn?
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    There are three basic ways to date old buildings. First, documents can tell us when a structure was built or modified. Second, physical evidence, such as the way it was constructed, the materials used, and its shape and . . .

    (Architecture • Colonial Era • Environment • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--09:22: Graves Cemetery
  • near Rockett, Texas.
    Robert Russell Graves (1814-1897) came from Alabama to Texas in 1838 with his wife Esther (Hinkle) Graves (1815-1865), their children, and her father Joseph Hinkle (1771-1859). They came to Ellis County in 1856 and settled . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--09:26: Tree Growth Rings
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    This is a slice of tree trunk that had its last growth year in 2005 before it was felled. See how the growth rings vary in thickness from year to year? We have marked the year 2000 and each decade before. Can you find the . . .

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

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    Franklin, Tennessee.
    Prior to the Civil War, this area was part of a roughly two acre tract used by the Carter family as a garden. Potatoes, okra, raspberries, apples, and peaches were just a few of the crops grown here. On November 30, 1864, . . .

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    When the capital moved to Annapolis in 1695, the chief reason for the existence of St. Mary's City vanished. County courts continued meeting here until 1708 but after that, most buildings were abandoned and rapidly decayed. . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--09:48: 64th Ohio Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    64th Regiment Ohio Infantry, Harker's Brigade. 4:30 p.m. September 19, 1863.

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

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  • 09/02/19--09:51: What Kind of Barn Was This?
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    In the second half of the 18th century, grain prices rose and many farmers switched to growing wheat. William Hicks built a granary about 200 feet from here in 1758 to process and store wheat and other grains. An original . . .

    (Agriculture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--10:05: Who Worked Here?
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    This barn was an important element of the Mackall and Brome plantations. We know the people who worked here growing wheat, corn, tobacco, and caring for livestock were enslaved Africans or African Americans. Maryland had a . . .

    (African Americans • Agriculture • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--10:25: Peeple's Georgia Battery
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    C. S. A. Georgia Peeple's Battery Captain Tyler M. Peeples Trigg's Brigade. Preston’s Division. Noon, September 20, 1863.

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--10:34: Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument
  • New York, New York.
    This monument is dedicated to General Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), the 19th century Italian patriot who crusaded for a unified Italy during the European Era of state building. Known as the “Sword of Italian Unification,” . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Franklin, Tennessee.
    Tennessee’s Harpeth River Restoration Project is designated a keystone conservation and outdoor restoration project under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors program. Here, we celebrate the partnership and . . .

    (Animals • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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