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    Wilson, New York.
    The piers at Wilson were originally built out of wooden “cribbing” and filled with large stone, the work being done around the 1850’s. Pier decking was comprised of wooden planks. During this period, and well into the . . .

    (Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--19:07: Witness to History
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Buried here are ruins of the home of Maryland's first governor, Leonard Calvert. Built around 1636, this wooden structure was one of the largest buildings in St. Mary's City, measuring 40 feet wide by 68 feet long. Brick . . .

    (Colonial Era • Government • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--19:30: Residential Platforms
  • , Mexico.
    Plataformas habitacionales Sobre estas plataformas de baja altura se construyó un conjunto habitacional, constituido por cuartos agrupados alrededor de pequeños patios. En su interior se localizaron restos de muros que . . .

    (Anthropology • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--19:31: Reclaiming the Lost City
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Soon after the capital moved to Annapolis in 1695, St. Mary's City ceased to exist as a city. Local people scavenged bricks and wood from its decaying buildings and farmers began to plow the land where the city once stood . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--19:51: Brewing and Baking
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Garrett Van Sweringen constructed this building in the late 1600s for brewing and baking. He hoped to meet a growing demand for these products in the city and from passing ships. His inventory lists two large "coppers" and . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--20:03: ...and Coffee House
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    In his will, Garrett Van Sweringen left the Council Chamber and "and Coffee house" to his wife and children. It is one of the earliest references to a coffee house in English America. Although built as a brew and bake house, . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--20:10: The Illusion of Brick
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    In this area, archaeologists found remains of a brick foundation. Some of the brick fragments had mortar displaying impressions of wooden clapboard. Only if the bricks were laid tightly against an existing clapboard covered . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--20:17: Maximiliano Ruiz Castañeda
  • , Mexico.
    En esta casa nacio el ilustre sabio Doctor Maximiliano Ruiz Castañeda Acambay honra a quien honra su nombre Abril de 1949 English translation: In this house was born the illustrious and learned Doctor Maximiliano Ruiz . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--20:27: A Change in Government
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    As an aftershock of the "Glorious Revolution" in England, a bloodless rebellion occurred in 1689 against Lord Baltimore in Maryland. It temporarily ended rule by the Calvert family. The Protestant King William and Queen Mary . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--20:43: A Private Lodging House
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Garrett Van Sweringen ran a unique establishment. In Maryland, public inns were known as ordinaries. They had their prices for lodging, food, and drink fixed by law. They were open to all customers, and ordinary keepers . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--20:49: The Council Roome
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    The Council Chamber building initially had an unheated room for meetings. Later, this "roome" became Garrett Van Sweringen's principal entertainment space, where guests would meet, relax, eat, and drink. When Van Sweringen . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--20:55: A Busy Kitchen
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    The kitchen may have looked like this in May 1692. It is based on archaeological information, artifacts, and clues about the furnishings and the room's inhabitants found in an inventory of Van Sweringen's property made in . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/03/19--20:59: The Servants
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    For most of the 17th century, indentured servants provided the labor in Maryland. Enslaved Africans became a major part of the labor force in the colony during the late 1600s. The dutch dominated the West African slave trade . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--21:03: The Kitchen
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    You are looking at a careful reconstruction of the kitchen Garrett Van Sweringen built around 1690. It replaced an earlier kitchen he constructed in this same spot. The brick floor and chimney foundation are original. The . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--21:10: The Cooling House
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Garrett Van Sweringen built this small structure around 1690. It provided a cool place to store his wine, beer, cider, and perishable foods. The walls of the cellar and its floors are original but the wooden parts of the . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--21:15: Cellar Archaeology
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    When archaeologists discovered this cellar, it was filled with garbage, oyster shells, and bricks. Excavations revealed walls and a floor made of small imported Dutch bricks. When the building collapsed in the late 1720s, . . .

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

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  • 09/03/19--23:38: Willett Bridge
  • Rome, New York.
    At midnight Aug. 8, 1777, Fort Stanwix being invested by the British, Lieut. Col. Marinus Willett and Lieut. Stockwell threaded their way through the swamp then intervening, crossed the Mohawk River by means of a log, . . .

    (Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--00:12: Fort St. Clair
  • Eaton, Ohio.
    Fort St. Clair Site of one of St. Clair's line of fortifications. 1791-1792 Now an Ohio State Park.

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--01:21: Mary Lander
  • Eaton, Ohio.
    1792 .................... 1935 Sacred to the Memory of Mary Lander and the Preble County Historical Society These 12 acres where the Indians have trod, were donated to the Fort St. Clair Park to be kept in their virgin . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Weston, Wisconsin.
    Snowmobiling is a very popular winter activity for many outdoor enthusiasts. The Mountain-Bay State Trail is a major link in the more than 22,000 miles of Wisconsin snowmobile trails. Snowmobiles can travel over 70 miles . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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