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  • 09/02/19--14:27: Project Lead Coffins
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    In 1990, a project began that would provide clues about Maryland's early settlers and some of its most important historical figures, many of whom lie buried in what is known as Chapel Field. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--14:45: Putting Together the Pieces
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    A team of historians, architects, builders, chemists, specialized craftsmen, and archaeologists was selected to develop a plan to reconstruct the 1667 Brick Chapel over its original original foundation. Their goal was to . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--14:57: The Chapel Architecture
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    The Brick Chapel was a unique building in the 17th-century Chesapeake. The combination of a Latin Cross plan, massive brick foundation, special window bricks, soaring walls, tiled roof, and imported stone floor is . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--15:39: Spencer Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1302 Church. Ca. 1840. Greek Revival. The front part of this house is pegged together with wooden pegs rather than being nailed. The kitchen was in a separate building to the rear.

    (Antebellum South, US • Architecture) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--15:45: Glassworks Site
  • Ellenville, New York.
    Ellenville Glass Co. 1836-96 produced bottles, demijohns, fruit jars & insulators on a large scale employing up to four hundred hands.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--15:49: Levy Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    1202 Church. Ca. 1890 Stick Style. This house with its tall proportions, irregular silhouette, projecting eaves and exposed framing in the gables is an interesting example of the Stick Style.

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

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  • 09/02/19--16:11: The "Priests' House"
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    The "Priests' House" was so named by architectural historian Henry Chandlee Forman in 1938 after his discovery of the cross-shaped foundation of the nearby chapel. Until then, previous investigators had assumed this . . .

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    When Maryland's governor ordered the chapel door locked in 1704 and the legislature passed the Act to Prevent the Growth of Popery, a new chapter in religion began in the colony. Catholics were barred from holding office and . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--16:39: Rebuilding a Lost Chapel
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    There are no plans and few references to the Brick Chapel, nor information about its construction. How long did it take to build, what quantities of materials were needed, and how was it actually built? Architect John Mesick . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--17:06: Huamango Archaeological Site
  • , Mexico.
    Sitio Arqueológico de Huamango Huamango fue un asentamiento otomí habitado entre los años 900 y 1300 de la era cristiana, su edificación elevada sobre la Mesa de San Miguel permitía a sus pobladores, no sólo disfrutar la . . .

    (Anthropology • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--17:39: Finishing the Walls
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Over the several years it took to construct a brick building like the chapel, mortar spills left many unsightly white streaks on the brick walls. Modern builders use acid and a power washer to remove these, but what did a . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--17:52: Welcome to the Chapel Field
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    In 1634, approximately 140 colonists arrived to establish the colony of Maryland. The colony's founder, Lord Baltimore, intended to base his government on principles that included freedom of conscience and separation of . . .

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Maryland was the first successful English proprietary colony in North America. It was the personal property of the Lords Baltimore, who were members of the prominent Calvert family. In issuing the 1632 Charter of Maryland, . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--18:53: Encountering the Other
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    American Indians have lived in the Chesapeake Bay area for at least 12,000 years and were the first inhabitants of what is now St. Mary's City. When English colonists arrived in 1634, the local Yaocomaco Indians made an . . .

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

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  • 09/02/19--20:32: 3rd Caddo Courthouse
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Parish Judge Washington Jenkins, on Nov. 4, 1840, sold his 2-story frame house to Caddo Parish for a courthouse. A jail replaced the kitchen. Courthouse was sold at foreclosure in 1855 at its own door.

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

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  • 09/02/19--21:31: Erie Canal
  • Syracuse, New York.
    The historic 60 foot wide right-of-way that became the Erie Canal in 1825 established N.Y.S. as the route to the west for an expanding nation. This corridor of commerce and culture, extending from Albany to Buffalo, made New York the Empire State.

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--21:32: Onondaga Indians
  • Syracuse, New York.
    In 1793 out of a total population of thirty-three inhabitants in the village of Salina, thirty persons were sick. The remaining three inhabitants with the help of neighborly and friendly Onondaga Indians took care of the . . .

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

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    Syracuse, New York.
    You are standing across from the Weighlock Building on the towpath of the canal where the mule drivers and the mules that pulled canal boats once trod. The Syracuse Weighlock Building, built in 1850 to weigh canal boats, is . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--21:44: Unionville General Store
  • Unionville, Louisiana.
    Originally established in 1853 overlooking Bayou D'Arbonne. In this location since 1888, when present building constructed. This country store has been a community focal point. Unionville is the home of the Colvin family reunion.

    (Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/02/19--21:45: Old Wire Road
  • Vienna, Louisiana.
    First road across north Louisiana wilderness. Began as Indian trail. Served as Monroe - Shreveport stage coach road as well as a pioneer route to Texas. After 1847 known as Wire Road because of parallel telegraph line.

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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