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  • 09/04/19--20:27: Cecil's General Store
  • Great Mills, Maryland.
    The present Cecil store and house were built in 1906. This building replaced a one story store at Clifton Factory that stood on the same site, and the house stands on the same site of an old three story structure called "The . . .

    (20th Century • Communications • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--20:37: Military Influence
  • Piney Point, Maryland.
    In 1921, the United States Navy sent the first torpedo testing barge from Alexandria, Virginia to Piney Point where a 33-year testing facility would be established. Later, with the onset of WW II in 1941, the torpedo testing . . .

    (20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Military • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--20:48: Potomac River Dory Boat
  • Piney Point, Maryland.
    The Potomac River dory boat was built almost exclusively within St. Mary's County, Maryland, and appeared around the 1880s when Maryland was known as the greatest oyster-producing region in the world. Originally designed as . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Syracuse, New York.
    From this balcony in May of 1851 Daniel Webster Secretary of State delivered the ”Syracuse Speech”.

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/04/19--23:24: Courier Building
  • Syracuse, New York.
    ”It is treason, treason, TREASON, and nothing else.” Daniel Webster, about refusing to carry out the Fugitive Slave Law, 1851. On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act, requiring . . .

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

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    Arlington Grammar School was built in 1921 to serve the children of white families living in an area of approximately 48 square miles stretching from the St. Johns River on the west eastward to what is today St. Johns Bluff . . .

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

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    From 1847 until sometime before 1860 Jacksonville University campus was the site of the Chesterfield farm of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley, former slave and widow of white plantation owner Zephaniah Kingsley. This farm was at . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--08:21: Lake Eola Park
  • Orlando, Florida.
    Lake Eola Park is the most historic and widely recognized symbol of the City of Orlando. It was established in 1883 as the City’s first public park after Orlando homesteaders Jacob and Fanny Summerlin donated the Lake and . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--08:29: Old Camp Wayne
  • Richmond, Indiana.
    Upon this hallowed and historic ground was organized and mustered into the volunteer service, for the preservation of the Union, the loyal and patriotic men composing the following regiments: 16th Indiana Vol. Inf. 36th . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--08:38: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    In 1806 Anna Madgigine Jai, a 13 year old girl of royal lineage in Senegal, West Africa, was sold into slavery and brought to the port of Havana, Cuba. There she was purchased by 38-year-old Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr., a . . .

    (African Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--08:55: The Florida Medical Assn
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    On this site January 14, 1874 The Florida Medical Assn was founded in the office of Abel Seymour Baldwin, M.D.

    (Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Norrie, Wisconsin.
    On the shore of this peaceful lake was once the busy little town of Norrie. Norrie was originally part of Hatley, but during the 1880 Prohibition this part of town was named after Gordon Norrie. It was said that one of the . . .

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

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    Kilgore, Texas.
    Founded 1872 with coming of the I.G.N. Railroad. Named for site donor, a Confederate colonel, Constantine B. Kilgore, State Senator and U. S. Congressman. Geographical center of huge East Texas oil field. World's greatest . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--12:40: Kilgore High School
  • Kilgore, Texas.
    Public education in Kilgore traces its history to classes held in private homes and the establishment of private institutions, most notably the Alexander Institute. Operated by Isaac Alexander, the school moved to Kilgore in . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--13:35: Cedar Falls Bent Bridge
  • near Logan, Ohio.
    In January of 1998 something happened here at Hocking State Park which only occurs roughly every 100 years—a flood of massive proportions! As the water ripped its way through the gorge it destroyed and removed almost all of . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Kilgore, Texas.
    The town of Kilgore was platted by the International Railroad Company after it purchased land for a townsite from C. B. "Buck" Kilgore, who had donated a 200-foot railroad right-of-way in 1871. Kilgore, a resident of . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--13:40: Lou Della Crim Home
  • Kilgore, Texas.
    This bungalow style residence was constructed in 1920 for Lou Della (Thompson) Crim (b. 1868), on the former site of the Hearne Hotel. The farm she owned at Laird Hill (4 mi. S) was part of an oil exploration project headed . . .

    (Natural Resources • Notable Persons • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--14:22: Cedar Falls
  • near Logan, Ohio.
    In terms of sheer amount of water, Cedar Falls is the most abundant waterfall in the entire park. Queer Creek cascades down the face of the rock in a tremendous display of the power of water. In fact, it was the early . . .

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

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  • 09/05/19--14:48: Annie Riggs Hotel
  • Fort Stockton, Texas.
    Fort Stockton's first hotel of significance. Built 1900. Adobe, with "gingerbread" trim. Large verandas, dining room, parlors, guest rooms. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966 (Supplemental Plaque) Entered in the . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/05/19--14:53: Grey Mule Saloon
  • Fort Stockton, Texas.
    Part of Old Fort Stockton; built in 1880's. Hangout for cowboys and hotel guests. Later a store and post office. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966 (Supplemental Plaque) Entered in the National Register of Historic . . .

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

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