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  • 09/09/19--07:00: Isaac Stephenson
  • Wells, Michigan.
    In 1846, the Smith Brothers sold the lower mill on the Escanaba River to Jefferson Sinclair, a Maine lumberman, and Daniel Wells, Jr., a Milwaukee lumberman, after whom the Village of Wells was named. In 1847, Isaac . . .

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

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  • 09/09/19--07:09: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
  • Red Hook, New York.
    AMA Since 1936 National Aeromodeling Historic Landmark Recognized and Dedicated by the Academy of Model Aeronautics Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA) Cole Palen purchased this property in 1958, and created a replica World War I . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 13 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--08:01: Camp Pierpont
  • Ceredo, West Virginia.
    Created as a base of operations for the 5th WV Infantry, it was named for Francis Pierpont, governor of Loyal Virginia in the Civil War. Also called Camp Lightburn, it was the only Civil War fort in Wayne County and . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    The 8,000 acre Strawberry Mills and Plantation, part of a Spanish sawmill grant to Francis Richard, Jr., was purchased by John S. Sammis circa 1840. Sammis, a native of New York, moved to Florida in the 1820s and worked . . .

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

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  • 09/09/19--08:15: Historic Floral Bluff
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    Floral Bluff Plantation, originally part of a land granted to Italian immigrant Francis Richard by Spanish government in the 1790s, occupied over a half mile of riverfront property. Robert Bigelow, a Connecticut native and . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--09:25: River Drives
  • Wells, Michigan.
    The Upper Peninsula forest was more than half pine, most of it white pine. White pine was the greatest of our forest trees, growing to great size in its 400 years of life expectancy. This softwood, easily sawed with the poor . . .

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

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  • 09/09/19--10:49: Fountain Square
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky.
    Welcome to the heart of Bowling Green! At any given time you might find a concert, wedding, hear a politician or even see Santa Clause when the Square is illuminated for Christmas. Frontier Courthouse Square Settlers . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Vischer Ferry, New York.
    In the fall of 1977, the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Clifton Park embarked on a unique partnership. This venture established the 600-acre historically and ecologically significant Vischer . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--10:57: Fonda Road
  • Waterford, New York.
    Colonial military route

    (Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--11:00: Clute’s Dry Dock
  • Vischer Ferry, New York.
    The Volvyder family constructed a dry dock at this location about the time the Erie Canal It appeared as "Volvyder's Dry Dock” on an 1834 map of the canal. The dry dock was refurbished and enlarged in 1842 when the Erie . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--11:02: Old Military Crossing
  • near Cohoes, New York.
    Prior to the construction of the New York State Barge Canal and dam at Crescent, the Mohawk River was shallow and fordable most of the year. For centuries, Native Americans had crossed at this place. In 1755, during the . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--11:07: Vietnam War Memorial
  • Dushore, Pennsylvania.
    Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of the Armed Services of Sullivan County, who gave their service and lives to our country in the Vietnam War

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--11:09: Mansion House
  • Centerville, Ohio.
    The Mansion House Historic National Road Tavern Built 1837 Presented to The Wayne County, Indiana, Historical Society January 1967 by Lola C. Beckett who also gave her extensive collection of regional antiquities, gathered . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--11:13: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Ted Drewes Frozen Custard has been located on Route 66 since 1941 and has been a St. Louis landmark since 1929. Many travelers have stopped to enjoy the world-famous "Concretes." Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by . . .

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

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  • 09/09/19--11:16: Connell House/Maison Connell
  • Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    Lumber merchant and politician, Charles Connell had this house constructed circa 1840. Its pedimented front and freestanding columns make it a fine example of the Greek Revival style. Such houses inspired by classical . . .

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

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    Built in 1839 for Hon. Charles Connell. It represents the peak of classicism in Woodstock architecture. It is Greek Revival, its essence being the Greek Temple look. Wood is used here to imitate stone. Purchased by the . . .

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

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  • 09/09/19--11:18: Carlock Home, 1903
  • Winnsboro, Texas.
    Colonial mansion built by Marcus DeWitt Carlock, Sr., prominent early-day attorney, Confederate courier, political leader, friend of Governor Jim Hogg, member Electoral College that named Woodrow Wilson president. . . .

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

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    Winnsboro, Texas.
    Organized in 1871, this church was chartered by the Rev. R. E. Sherrill with former members of the Presbyterian church in Webster (3 mi. SW). The first building for this church was a white frame structure built near the city . . .

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

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    Evanston, Illinois.
    The residence of Charles Gates Dawes 1865 - 1951 Soldier · Statesman · Diplomat · Banker Vice President of the United States Given by him to Northwestern University with the hope that it might become the home of the Evanston . . .

    (Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/09/19--11:26: Bill Bonifas
  • Wells, Michigan.
    The Peninsula Railroad finished construction of their rail line from the Jackson Mine, Negaunee to Escanaba in 1865. When Bill Bonifas arrived from Luxembourg in 1885, Escanaba was already a thriving mill town and iron ore . . .

    (Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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