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  • 09/02/19--22:34: The Banks of the Erie Canal
  • Syracuse, New York.
    Several Syracuse banks sprouted here along the Erie Canal, each striving to benefit from the commerce of a fast growing city. When the first canal section opened here in 1820 the settlement had 60 people. By 1900 its . . .

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

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    Syracuse, New York.
    That's the Weighlock Building across Erie Boulevard, where canal boats were weighed and tolls paid when this busy street was the Erie Canal. Cargo boats entered the stone lock chamber beneath the overhang, gates were closed . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--06:27: Fort Jefferson
  • Fort Jefferson, Ohio.
    Site of Fort Jefferson The most advanced post established by General St. Clair on his campaign against the Northwestern Indian Tribes in 1791.

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--07:17: Fort Albert Sidney Johnston
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    General Simon Bolivar Buckner occupied Bowling Green September 18, 1861. General Albert Sidney Johnston, Commander Confederate Army of the West, move headquarters to Bowling Green October 28, 1861. He began the erection of . . .

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--08:17: Miami Fort / Fort Finney
  • near North Bend, Ohio.
    . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shreveport, Louisiana.
    This Marks the Site of Battery 5 One of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865

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

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    Shreveport, Louisiana.
    This Marks the Site of Battery 7 One of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865

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

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    Shreveport, Louisiana.
    This Marks the Site of Battery 4 One of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shreveport, Louisiana.
    This Marks the Site of Battery 3 One of the eighteen batteries and four forts which formed the Confederate defenses of Shreveport 1864 – 1865

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

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    Weston, Wisconsin.
    This trail was originally a railway built between Eland and Wausau by the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway. In 1996, the Friends of Mountain-Bay State Trail, the Wisconsin State Parks System and Marathon County . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--12:58: Fort St. Clair
  • Eaton, Ohio.
    Fort St. Clair One mile west Erected in 1791-92, by order of General James Wilkinson. Here, on November 6th, 1792, Major John Adair's Kentucky Volunteers were attacked by Little Turtle.

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 11 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--13:14: Historic Woodberry
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Woodberry is nestled on a tract of land once known as “Come by Chance.” Woodberry Mill, the first grist mill in the area, was built by Elisha Tyson in 1790. In later years, the location attracted extensive cotton and iron . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--13:20: Winchester Speedway
  • near Winchester, Indiana.
    Side A Winchester Speedway is one of the most significant, historic short tracks in the United States. It opened in 1914 under the name Funk’s Speedway, and has held races continuously since. Known as the “World’s Fastest ½ . . .

    (Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--13:23: Modoc Veterans Memorial
  • Modoc, Indiana.
    Heroes All in honor of those who served in World War II (78 names)

    (Military) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--13:27: Jonesville
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    Side 1 This African American community was founded after the Civil War. It was bordered by Dogwood Dr., Russellville Road, and the railroad tracks. The community grew to include several hundred residents, an elementary . . .

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

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    Baltimore, Maryland.
    Woodberry Factory and Park Mill were built near the site of an 18th-century grist mill. An active industrial area for nearly two centuries, buildings here have been replaced and repurposed to meet changing demands for . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--13:36: Training School-College High
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    Side 1 The model training school opened September 17, 1906, on College Street. It offered 4 grades for Western teacher training. In 1911 moved to future site of Cherry Hall. Grades 5-8 added by 1913. Ties to city schools . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--13:41: Allan H. "Bud" Selig
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    A Milwaukee icon and the ninth Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Allan H. "Bud" Selig brought baseball back to his hometown after purchasing the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy in 1970, and rebranding the club as the . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--13:43: Henry Aaron
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Known as "Hammerin' Hank" for clubbing 755 career home runs, Aaron retired as a Brewer, finishing in the same city in which his Major League career started. Set numerous records during his 23-year career, including Most Home . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--13:46: Jerry Augustine
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    A Kewaunee, Wisconsin, native and UW-La Crosse alumnus, Augustine spent his entire 10-year career with the Brewers. Named to the 1976 A.L. All-Rookie Team before enjoying back-to-back 30 start seasons in 1977 and 1978. . . .

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

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