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  • 09/17/19--19:15: Civilian Conservation Corps
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    By the 1930's, most of the Eastern Upper Peninsula's virgin forest had fallen under the axe and saw of the early loggers. Fires further ravaged the cut-over areas, leaving a barren landscape. Timber production plummeted just . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/17/19--19:25: The James B. Eads Bridge
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Special Award of Recognition Honoring The James B. Eads Bridge For its outstanding historical significance and for 100 years of service to the nation First construction alloy steel bridge and largest bridge of any type when . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    The year is 1821. You are looking south in the Grand Parade towards Saint Paul's, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. Turn and face north: the fine building you see is not City Hall, but "old" Dalhousie College. In a long, . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/17/19--19:39: Rue Royale
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    La Grande Rue, la Rue Principale or la Rue Royale ("Royal Street" or First Street) was considered "Main Street" of Colonial-era St. Louis. Residences and businesses that lined Rue Royale had the best locations for trade, and . . .

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

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  • 09/17/19--19:45: John Weisert Tobacco Company
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 09/17/19--19:51: Carondelet Boat Yards
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    The Carondelet Marine Railway and Dock Co. was founded in 1853 to build riverboats. It was later leased by James Eads to build ironclad gunboats for the Union Army.

    (Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/17/19--21:22: The Grand Parade
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    This has been the central gathering place of our people since the founding of Halifax in 1749. Saint Paul’s Church was established by Royal Charter in our founding year, becoming the first church in the city and the oldest . . .

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

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    English: Completed in 1750, St. Paul’s was the first church outside Great Britain to be designated as an Anglican cathedral. Between 1787 and 1864 it served as the cathedral church of the See of Nova Scotia. For 96 years St. . . .

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--06:07: Mooring Facilities
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    The four large cylinder shaped structures that you see in place out in the bay are called "mooring dolphins". A dolphin is "a man-made marine structure that extends above the water level and is not connected to shore". These . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--06:34: Diving into History
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    Strewn across the bottomlands of East Moran Bay, particularly off this beach, are fascinating artifacts discarded from canoes, schooners, and steamboats for more than 300 years. Commerial vessels—from Indian and French . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--07:25: Wann Railroad Disaster
  • East Alton, Illinois.
    The Wann Disaster of January 21, 1893, is Madison County’s most horrific railroad tragedy. It caused the greatest loss of life and cases of personal injury in a single incident. The accident occurred at the Wann Junction on . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--07:30: John Mason Peck
  • Alton, Illinois.
    On this site in 1831, John Mason Peck (1789-1858), pioneer Baptist preacher, author, and educator, established the school which became Shurtleff College. In 1817, Peck had left his home in New England with a vision "to bring . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    New York, New York.
    This block is a pioneering effort at urban renewal made in the early 1920’s by William Slone Coffin, heir to the W&J Sloane Furniture Company. To attract middle-class professionals, he renovated brick row houses built in the . . .

    (Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Halfway Cove, Nova Scotia.
    The Voyage of Prince Henry Sinclair to the New World in 1398 On June 2, 1398 Henry Sinclair allegedly set foot in North America on the sandbar of Guysborough Harbour. His fleet consisted of 12 ships with between 200-300 men . . .

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

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  • 09/18/19--07:50: Fun Fair Park
  • Maplewood, Missouri.
    Originally eyed for the 1904 World's Fair, the area just west of the Chain of Rocks Bridge became a lively amusement park. Attractions included a hand-carved 46-horse carousel, "The Swooper" an oval-shaped Ferris wheel and "The Comet" roller coaster.

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--08:51: Carondelet
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Clement DeLore DeTreget could stand up here looking over the gentle sweep of this great River bend, and could see the homes of his village nestled in the sylvan vale below. In 1767, four years after Spain required all west . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--09:03: Susan Blow
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Susan Blow, daughter of Congressman Henry Blow, helped introduce the 1st kindergarten program to the State of Missouri and the U.S.

    (Education • Politics • Women) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--10:04: Eads' Ironclads
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Carondelet and the Eads Ironclads On Oct. 12, 1851, the USS Carondelet slid down the ways at James Eads' Union Iron Works in the village of Carondelet, south of St. Louis. It was the first ironclad warship built by the . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--10:11: Dedicated to James B. Eads
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    . . .

    (War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/18/19--10:22: Iron Mountain Railroad
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    The Iron Mountain Railroad's tracks were laid in 1855. It traveled to St. Louis to Carondelet 10 times per day, spurring a great deal of industry in the community.

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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