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    Syracuse, New York.
    ” …take into consideration the Principles of the American Government, and the extent to which they are trampled under foot by the Fugitive Slave Law.” —a call for a mass convention, signed by George Barnes, 1851 George and . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--17:54: First Presbyterian Church
  • Kilgore, Texas.
    Organized in 1850 as Gum Spring Presbyterian Church in the rural Danville community, this congregation moved to Kilgore in 1874 and later changed its name to First Presbyterian Church. Built as a result of the 1930s oil . . .

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

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  • 09/04/19--17:55: From Many Lands
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Maryland was an English colony but people from many different places settled here. While the majority came from England, others were from various parts of Europe and some came from Africa. Eventually, many more were brought . . .

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

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Tobacco was the backbone of Maryland's early economy. Planters sold tobacco in Europe in return for manufactured goods. The trade was very profitable but subject to cyclical booms and busts. In good times, tobacco brought . . .

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

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  • 09/04/19--18:26: Watery Highways
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    The history of this land is reflected in the watercraft that have plied the river. As part of a vast network of waterways that make up the region known as the Tidewater, the St. Mary's has in turn carried craft as varied as . . .

    (Education • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    Charles Burgess came to the United States from England in 1866. Skilled in the art of making iron and steel, Burgess purchased the Eames Petroleum Iron Works in Titusville in 1884. He changed the struggling wrought-iron . . .

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

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  • 09/04/19--19:25: Out the Door
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Cleanliness was not next to godliness in 17th-century Maryland. Most people considered bathing unhealthy and they rarely washed their clothing. Head lice were a common affliction. The early settlers used "sweet bags" of . . .

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

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    , Mexico.
    Esta Parroquia principió a edificarse en 1640 y se destruyó en 1912 por el sismo que asoló a la población. Patrimonio Cultural del Edo. de México, 1978. English translation: This Parish began to be built in 1640 and was . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Disasters • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    In 1632, King Charles I granted proprietorship of the Maryland colony to Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore. As Proprietor, Calvert was the sole owner. The carter gave him the powers necessary to defend, develop, . . .

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

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    Longview, Texas.
    Texas' first native governor (1891-1895), James Stephen Hogg, founded here in 1871 his first newspaper, the Longview "News". He was then 20 years old. In his paper Hogg was a strong supporter of educational and . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Longview, Texas.
    This church was established by nine resident members of the Old School Southern Presbyterian Church as a mission in the new town of Longview in 1872. The first church building was erected on land donated by the Texas and . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--19:48: Margaret Brent Pilgrimage
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Following the example of the "Army of the Hudson," whose members marched over 200 miles from New York to Washington in early 1913 to gain support for women's suffrage, in the summer of 1915 Maryland suffragists journeyed by . . .

    (Civil Rights • Roads & Vehicles • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    Welcome to Teddy Turner Waterfront at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Founded in 1634, St. Mary's City is the fourth oldest permanent English colony in North America, and was the capital of Maryland until 1695. A city whose . . .

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

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  • 09/04/19--20:04: When Timber Was King
  • Tionesta, Pennsylvania.
    This statue was created to honor the men who worked in the woods and mills, carving Forest County out of the wilderness and producing needed goods that helped to propel the building of America. Some of the most successful . . .

    (Environment • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--20:05: Margaret Brent Hall
  • St. Mary's City, Maryland.
    St. Mary's Seminary Junior College Erected as a faculty residence hall by the General Assembly of Maryland in tribute to Mistress Margaret Brent May 1, 1954

    (Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Education • Women) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--20:08: The Jerry Rescue
  • Syracuse, New York.
    In 1827, the State of New York was among the first in the Union to abolish slavery. By the mid-1800's, Syracuse was known nationally as a hub of anti-slavery activity. Harriet Tubman, Gerrit Smith, the Rev. Samuel J. May, . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--20:11: Cecil's Mill
  • Great Mills, Maryland.
    Around 1900, John Thomas Cecil built this mill over the foundation of W.W. Cecil's mill which was torn down. The first belt driven roller mill in the county and the saw mill were operated by water power until Cecil's death . . .

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

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    Tionesta, Pennsylvania.
    Fixed Shoe or Bearing Block Hunters Station Bridge over Allegheny River 1934 - 2017

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--20:17: Clifton Factory
  • Great Mills, Maryland.
    A textile factory was built originally on this site in an attempt to develop cotton as an alternative crop to tobacco, still a major crop in this area. One of the county's leading manufacturing industries in the early . . .

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

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  • 09/04/19--20:21: Rat Hall
  • Great Mills, Maryland.
    During the early 1800's, the flourishing textile industry at Clifton Factory supported what was considered a "cotton town." Land was subdivided into small lots to accommodate housing for the growing community. Several of . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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