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  • 09/23/19--10:04: Redwood Time-ring
  • near Myers Flat, California.
    1000 Vikings discover North America • 1096 Oxford University founded • 1160 University of Paris founded • 1218 Genghis Khan conquers Persia • 1368 Ming dynasty begins • 1453 Renaissance begins • 1486 Printing press invented . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--10:06: Bar Tug Ranger
  • Samoa, California.
    This propeller and tow bit was salvaged from the Eureka Slough by William Zerlang, where the Ranger had rested since 1926, when she was abandoned after serving on the bay since 1889. She was built up in North Bend, Oregon in . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--10:24: Battle Line at Railroad Cut
  • Independence, Missouri.
    During the Battle of Independence on October 21 and 22, 1864, this was an unfinished railroad cut. As darkness approached on the 21st, the Confederates advancing from the east stopped here. Union troops withdrew to the Big . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--10:32: Independence Pioneer Spring
  • Independence, Missouri.
    Used by Indians, wagon trains and settlers, this spring was situated on an Indian trace which ran southwest from the Missouri River. One of several springs in and around Independence, its original location was at the foot of a knoll, directly west.

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--10:39: Tuskegee Civic Association
  • Tuskegee, Alabama.
    The Tuskegee Civic Association, whose offices were located here, started out of The Men’s Meeting of the 1920s and the Tuskegee Men’s Club of the 1930s. On April 13, 1941, in order to increase its effectiveness and to . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--10:53: Big Cinder Butte
  • near Arco, Idaho.
    On old maps, this region was referred to as "the Cinder Buttes." Towering above the surrounding landscape by more than 700 feet (200 meters) and spreading across an area of more than three square miles (eight square . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--11:06: Goodale's Cutoff
  • near Arco, Idaho.
    Beginning in the 1850s, armed skirmishes broke out between Shoshone Indians and emigrants traveling by wagon train to the west. Many pioneers tried new paths through Idaho that would avoid the Snake River, where they were . . .

    (Natural Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
    This burial plot commemorates the Polish soldiers who trained in this community from 1917 – 1919 at Camp Kosciuszko and subsequently made the supreme sacrifice – They personified the Polish soldiers’ motto: “For Your Freedom . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--11:21: Pronghorn Passage
  • near Arco, Idaho.
    A study initiated in 2008 found that a narrow but lengthy corridor passing through Craters of the Moon links pronghorn between their summer and winter ranges. Although pronghorn are considered to be the fastest land mammals . . .

    (Animals • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
    This plaque, erected by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, commemorates the Bicentennial of the first Parliament of Upper Canada held at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) near this site on September 17th, 1792, which marked the . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--11:59: St. Paul's United Church
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick.
    English: Built in 1886, St. Paul's is a fine example of High Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, fashionable in Canada during the second half of the 19th century. The style is marked by a bold and vigorous approach to . . .

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

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    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
    The first session of the Legislative Assembly held at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) from 17 September to 15 October 1792, introduced a limited form of representative government to the newly created colony of Upper Canada. The . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--12:31: 24-pounder Howitzer
  • , Mexico.
    Obusero de 24 Libras Descripción Empleado en posiciones defensivas y fortificaciones de campaña, en el ejército eran piezas muy útiles debido a sus potentes proyectiles. Sin embargo su peso dificultaba la maniobra en el . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--13:06: Niagara Historical Society
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
    On December 12th, 1895, a group of dedicated persons founded the Niagara Historical Society. This tree was planted in 1995 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Society.

    (Notable Events) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Fredericton, New Brunswick.
    English: Six companies of this Fredericton-based regiment made a 700-mile, 52-day march to Quebec and Kingston between February and April 1813. The feat was accomplished in the face of hunger, cold and heavy snows, with . . .

    (Colonial Era • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--14:11: Silent Cone
  • near Arco, Idaho.
    This silent volcano made some noise approximately 6,500 years ago when eruptions ejected cinders and pumped out lava from the crater. Today, the shady north-facing slope of this cinder cone supports a forest of Limber pines . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--14:28: Volcanoes Along the Rift
  • near Arco, Idaho.
    Before you lies the Great Rift, a 52-mile (84 kilometer) long system of fissures which a chain of volcanoes erupted. Crescent Butte is the oldest of these cinder cones, created during the earliest eruptions here about 15,000 . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--15:02: 12-pounder Napoleon Cannon
  • , Mexico.
    Cañón Napoleón de 12 Libras Descripción Fue ampliamente admirado por su seguridad, confiabilidad y poder de fuego, sobre todo a corta distancia. Fue la última arma de bronce fundido, utilizada por el ejército norteamericano. . . .

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

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    Fredericton, New Brunswick.
    English: This building is one of four remaining structures of the British establishment which housed the garrison at Fredericton from 1784 until the withdrawal of Imperial troops in 1869. Occupying the area between York and . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--16:10: The Boundary Waters Treaty
  • Niagara Falls, New York.
    “It is further agreed that the waters herein defined as boundary waters flowing across the boundary shall not be polluted on either side to the injury of health or property on the other.” Widely regarded as the first . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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