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  • 09/08/19--07:02: Hughes Home
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    907 Church. Ca. 1825 Greek Revival. Home of Henry Hughes, author of the first textbook on sociology, who gave this science its name. Dr. Irwin Russell, the first writer to use Negro dialect in poetry, also lived here as a boy.

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--07:38: The Carter Farm
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    You are standing where the 1st Kentucky Light Artillery Battery (US) was posted during the battle, staring down the Confederate advance. The battery was organized in September 1861 under Capt. David Stone and consisted of . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--07:55: Sacred Heart
  • Laporte, Pennsylvania.
    The Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church was built in 1894 by Dushore contractors "Lawrence Brothers." The Church was dedicated to divine worship on July 4, 1895 and was part of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Mildred . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--07:56: Garden Grove
  • Garden Grove, Florida.
    (Side 1) Garden Grove was carved out of the Chocochatti Hammock, first inhabited by the Upper Creek Nation and then by pioneer families such as the Hopes and Crums. The area remained largely undeveloped up to the 1920s. By . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--08:23: Tonkawa Bank
  • Victoria, Texas.
    Reports of a French settlement somewhere in Texas sent a shockwave through New Spain. Eleven expeditions by land and sea were launched to find La Salle's settlement and destroy it. On April 22, 1689, Spanish governor General . . .

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

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    Victoria, Texas.
    The arrival of Frenchman Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, on Garcitas Creek in 1685 marks the establishment of the first European settlement in Texas. Within four years though, all of La Salle’s settlers were either . . .

    (Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--10:15: Jewish Cemetery
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    900 Marginal. 1870. Although Jewish families have played an important role in Port Gibson life since the 1830's, burials were made in the Jewish cemetery in Natchez prior to 1870.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Shawnee, Ohio.
    Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamonds Region. This green space celebrates the place we call home by acknowledging and honoring the courage and hard work of thousands of people who labored here to mine the . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--10:23: Tecumseh Theater
  • Shawnee, Ohio.
    This building, first known as the Red Men’s Hall, was completed in 1908. In 1976 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Saved from the wrecking ball, and renamed the Tecumseh Theater. An early example of . . .

    (Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--10:31: Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    700 Coffee. 1850's. Resin Bowie and his wife are buried here. According to tradition, Resin invented the "Bowie" knife with which his brother Jim Bowie fought the duel and became well known in history.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--10:51: Hopkins House
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    805 Church. Ca. 1845, Greek Revival. Reportedly constructed of flat boats in Grand Gulf in 1845 and moved to Port Gibson Ca. 1872. This Greek Revival cottage has typical square columns. Dormer windows have been added to the original structure.

    (Architecture) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--12:34: Captain Joshua Huddy
  • Toms River, New Jersey.
    Joshua Huddy is celebrated as the Patriot hero of the Toms River Blockhouse Fight, but few know about his colorful past. Huddy was born in 1735 in Salem County, New Jersey. He was the oldest of seven brothers. Although he . . .

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

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  • 09/08/19--12:50: Burial Grounds
  • Laporte, Pennsylvania.
    The Diocese has no records on the history of why the graves in this wooded lot were located away from the burial lot of the church. Perhaps the families were not Catholic, of unknown religious orientation, or were not . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--13:19: Address by President Lincoln
  • Lexington, Kentucky.
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--13:21: Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian
  • , Germany.
    . . .

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

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  • 09/08/19--13:32: Toms River Blockhouse Fight
  • Toms River, New Jersey.
    1776 – 1783 Toms River Blockhouse Fight The Joshua Huddy Affair March 24, 1782 The nearby blockhouse, manned by Patriot Capt. Joshua Huddy’s New Jersey State Artillery of twenty-five men, was besieged by a force five times . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--14:09: Toms River Block House
  • Toms River, New Jersey.
    The original fort which stood on the hill on Robins Street, was attacked by invading British forces on March 24, 1782. Both the fort and the entire Village of Toms River were destroyed by fire.

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--14:39: Town of Hartland
  • Hartland, New Brunswick.
    • Settled 1802 by William Orser United Empire Loyalist near where the Becaguimac Stream flows into the St. John River • Originally known as Mouth of the Becaguimac • Becaguimac — Abekaquimek — Maliseet for salmon bed • . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--14:47: Last Stand of the Revolution
  • Barnegat, New Jersey.
    On December 27, 1782, Captain Richard Shreve of Burlington County Light Horse and Captain Edward Thomas of the Mansfield militia stopped with their men to refresh themselves at a nearby tavern. They had been searching for . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/08/19--14:49: Forksville Covered Bridge
  • Forksville, Pennsylvania.
    This Burr Truss covered bridge was built by Sadler S. Rogers (1831-1913) of Hillsgrove in the 1850's. In 1890 there were a total of 30 covered bridges in Sullivan County, Pa. By 1954 only five remained. Today there are . . .

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

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