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  • 09/02/19--10:41: The Bell Tower Building
  • Rockville, Maryland.
    The Bell Tower Building, formerly the Rockville Christian Church, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, under provisions of the National Historic Preservation . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--10:42: Dating Changes in a Building
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Old buildings often show many changes but when did these occur? To find out, you need to become a "building detective" searching for subtle clues. This barn had many alterations over its life. Important clues are found in . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--10:46: North Chester
  • Chester, Vermont.
    Side 1 Known locally as the Stone Village, eleven adjacent buildings display similar distinctive masonry. The earliest house (second east of the church) was built c. 1834 for Dr. Ptolemy Edson. Seven more houses, the church, . . .

    (Architecture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--10:49: The Four Boulders
  • Richmond, Indiana.
    The four boulders forming the base of this marker were the corner stones of the Bulla- Hoover school built by the first settlers in 1809, one hundred forty feet east of this spot, on the line between the Hoover and Clawson . . .

    (Architecture • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--10:53: Thistlethwaite Falls
  • near Richmond, Indiana.
    On this site in 1854 Timothy Thistlethwaite and his brother-in-law Joseph Ratliff dammed the water of the river with the use of farm teams, placing large boulders at the bottom of an earth and stone fill in the river . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    During the 1600s and early 1700s, planters in Maryland cultivated their land the simplest of tools—the hoe. Corn and tobacco were the major crops and hoes worked well for tilling the soil between the stumps and roots of what . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--10:58: Meadow Mill
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Meadow Mill was built by industrialist William E. Hooper in 1877 during one of the most prosperous periods for industry in the Jones Falls Valley. Designed by architect Reuben Gladfelter, it represented the finest of . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--11:02: Mill No. 1
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Mill No. 1 sits on the site of Laurel Mill, a late 18th century flour mill originally owned by prominent businessman and abolitionist Elisha Tyson. In 1849, the newly chartered Mount Vernon Company built a textile mill on . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--11:33: McNair's Brigade
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    McNair's Brigade Johnson's Division, - Longstreet's Corps. Brigadier General Evander McNair September 19, 1863, 3:30 p.m. 1st Arkansas Rifles, (Dismounted) - Colonel Robert W. Harper. 2d Arkansas Rifles, (Dismounted) - . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--11:54: "...a hopeful Colony"
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Maryland's first English settlers encountered a more variable climate than in England, and a land teeming with plants and animals not found in their mother country. Yaocomaco Indians taught the colonists much about farming, . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--11:57: Chamberlain-Hunt Academy
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    Founded 1879 as a preparatory school for boys by the Presbyterian Church. Named for Jer. Chamberlain, president, and David Hunt, major benefactor, of Oakland College (1826-1861), predecessor of this academy.

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

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  • 09/02/19--12:07: McGregor House
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    Miss. 547. Ca. 1845 Greek Revival. Peter A. Van Dorn built this planter house which has the typical front and rear galleries, the latter now enclosed. The basic plan features two pairs of rooms flanking a center hall.

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, England and all of Europe were fraught with religious prejudices. These pitted Protestants against Catholics and let to wars, executions, and torture. England would fight a civil war, . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--12:31: The Brick Chapel's History
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Only after Lord Baltimore regained control over Maryland in 1658, could work on a permanent chapel at St. Mary's City begin. Evidence indicates the Jesuits completed the brick chapel before 1670. This church could not have . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--12:33: Manigault's Brigade
  • Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Manigault's Brigade Hindman's Division, -- Polk's Corps. Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault. September 20, 1863, 7 a.m., 1st Position 24th Alabama - Colonel N.N. Davis. 28th Alabama - Colonel John C. Reid. 34th Alabama, - . . .

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    "their houses are built in an halfe ovall forme...with a place open in the top...whereby they...let forth the smoake...in one of these houses we now doe celebrate, haveing it dressed a little better then by the Indians, till . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--13:13: Gregg's Brigade
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Gregg's Brigade Johnson's Division - Longstreet's (Hood's) Corps. Brigader General John Gregg. - Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg. September 19, 1863, 3 p.m. 3rd Tennessee - Colonel Calvin H. Walker. 10th Tennessee - Colonel William . . .

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Fathers Andrew White and John Althum, Jesuit priests, arrived in Maryland in 1634 with the first Maryland colonists. A Briefe Relation of the Voyage unto Maryland, authored by Father White, is the earliest account of the . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    The Society of Jesus was founded on August 15th, 1534 in Paris, France, by Ignatius Loyola and a band of six other students at the University of Paris. In 1541, Pope Paul III officially recognized the Jesuits. The Jesuits . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    From the mid-1630s until about 1730, "the Chapel Land" served as the final resting place for the remains of many of the colony's settlers and some of its most important historical figures, including Governor Leonard Calvert. . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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