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    White Oak, Texas.
    The small community of White Oak grew up around a one-room school built in the 1880s. After the first school building burned in 1885, local families worked to erect a new one-room school, which also was used for religious . . .

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

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  • 09/06/19--21:00: White Oak Baptist Church
  • White Oak, Texas.
    Formally organized in 1910, White Oak Baptist Church traces its history to an earlier congregation founded in the sawmill town in 1889. Pastor Robert Marsh led the congregation in 1910. Three years later, M. C. and Ada . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/06/19--21:20: Foshee Family Homestead
  • Gladewater, Texas.
    Built 1890 on site purchased 1884 by William Emmett and Mary R. Foshee. He was a native of Alabama and she was a member of the pioneer Shepperd family of Upshur County. Eight children were born to this couple. Lumber for . . .

    (Natural Resources • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    (English:) The early 1800s were a time of religious ferment in New Brunswick, and there are records of Baptist meeting houses in Woodstock as early as 1813. A Free Christian Baptist Church was organized here in 1834. This . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    (English:) The jail was built in 1901, with H. H. Mott as architect and R. Maxwell of Saint John as contractor. It was in use until 1993. Three hangings took place in the yard of this jail: George Gee in 1904, Thomas Cammack . . .

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

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    (English:) The Prescott House was built circa 1840 by Robert Neilson. Dr. Alfred Prescott purchased the building in 1909 for use as a private hospital and it remained in use until closing in 1927. It served as apartments and . . .

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

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    (English:) With "thirty new fish-barrels of my stock in trade", is how William T. Baird described his 1839 start in the drugstore business. Bought in Saint John, his stock traveled up the St. John River - from Fredericton to . . .

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    (English:) Constructed in 1913 in accordance with the wishes of the Lewis Peter Fisher estate, the L.P. Fisher Vocational School was erected to provide vocational training for the county's youth. It was deeded to the County . . .

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

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    (English:) Built in 1908 to the Romanesque revival design of architect H.H. Mott and replacing an earlier wooden church on the same site, Saint James's red brick and sandstone exterior make it unique among Woodstock's . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--04:47: Indians and Fort Cumberland
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    Indians served on both sides during the French and Indian War. Some tribes seemed to switch loyalties during the war, when it better suited their purposes. Indians camped near here to consult with General Braddock just . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--05:05: The Fort Bastions
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    You stand near the wall of one of Fort Cumberland's four bastions. These (+) an your position (X) are indicated on the fort diagram. A bastion is a projecting portion of a fortification. It's purpose is to allow defenders . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Cumberland, Maryland.
    ca. 1878 National Register Historic Places Washington Street Historic District

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

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  • 09/07/19--05:20: Emmanuel Episcopal Church
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    Built 1848 National Register Historic Places Washington Street Historic District

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

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  • 09/07/19--05:55: Ohio Co. and Fort Cumberland
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    Fort Cumberland grew out of the efforts of The Ohio Company to speculate in land and establish a fur trade with the Indians between here and the Ohio Valley and the efforts of the British government to enforce land claims in . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--06:03: Baltimore Street Bridge
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    West of this bridge, now the site of Emmanuel Church, was located Fort Cumberland, whence, in, 1755, the expedition against Fort Duquesne was led by General Edward Braddock and Colonel George Washington. On this site were . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--06:09: Algonquian Hotel
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    Algonquian Hotel has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1926

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

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  • 09/07/19--06:19: Cumberland
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    Downtown The Downtown Cumberland Mall is the main shopping and dining district for the city. The brick street is lined with large multi-story commercial buildings, which were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--07:00: Cumberland
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    Downtown Cumberland The Flood of March 29, 1924 inflicted almost $5 million worth of destruction in the City of Cumberland. Telephone, telegraph, roads and electric wires were washed away. Though not as bad, another flood . . .

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

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  • 09/07/19--07:50: Crossroads of America Mural
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    About this sign The outline drawing above represents the heritage-themed mural to your right. The mural is organized chronologically into sections. Each section is described here, with accompanying historic images. Prior to . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/07/19--07:59: Cumberland
  • Cumberland, Maryland.
    In 1749 Christopher Gist, an agent for the Ohio Company, arrived at the junction of the Wills Creek and the North Branch of the Potomac River to erect a trading post. In anticipation of the French and Indian War a fort was . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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