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  • 09/23/19--17:26: Alexander "Boss" Gibson
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick.
    English: Lumber and railway baron and generous benefactor, Gibson was a pivotal figure in the economy of the Maritimes at a time of transformation and integration within the national economy. A leading entrepreneur in . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--17:29: Protecting Our Shared Waters
  • Niagara Falls, New York.
    Untroubled Waters is an installation designed to honor the first international treaty between the United States and Canada to govern, protect and sustain precious boundary waters. It is positioned in Centennial Circle – . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Millbrook, New York.
    “Up to Date in Every Respect” That was the boast of Sheldon's Pharmacy, across from the railroad station. It had a popular soda fountain, carried souvenirs, published and sold local postcard views like this one, and . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--18:09: All Aboard!
  • Millbrook, New York.
    All Aboard! Rail service had been debated for years before George Hunter Brown and his partners finally succeeded in bringing it to the area in 1869, after the Civil War. The new station and village evolving around it were . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Millbrook, New York.
    “Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?” The Dutchess and Columbia Railroad Company built this corner building as its head- quarters in 1870. Later, its offices were moved to Dutchess Junction, near Beacon. From 1889 - 1891 the building . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--18:09: In Stock and For Sale
  • Millbrook, New York.
    In Stock and For Sale Hardware and farm equipment have been sold here since the 1870s. Plows, spring wagons, buggies, garden barrows, and tools are all listed in James Reardon's 1895 newspaper ad. Practical plumbing, steam . . .

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

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    Millbrook, New York.
    “Perfect Service and Perfect Food” There have been three prefabricated diners at this location since Charlie Simonson brought the first one to Millbrook from Westchester County in 1929. Acquired in 1931 by Carmine Nardone, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--18:52: Seneca Indian Country
  • Le Roy, New York.
    The Seneca Indians, “Keepers of the Western Door” occupied this area since the formation of the Iroquois confederacy about 1550. Most numerous and most warlike of the Six Nations, they for a time dominated the . . .

    (Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--19:38: Morrow Plaza
  • Youngstown, New York.
    Colonel Charles B. Morrow was commandant of Fort Niagara and the Commander of the 28th Infantry Regiment from 1930-1935. He untiringly devoted his service to the restoration of Old Fort Niagara, the expansion and . . .

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

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  • 09/23/19--20:09: Old Fort Niagara Cannon
  • Youngstown, New York.
    This reproduction 18th Century iron British 6-pounder cannon and Rudyerd field carriage are dedicated to the men and women who served their country at Fort Niagra. The Old Fort Niagara Association expresses its . . .

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

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    Miscouche, Prince Edward Island.
    Français: De 1881 à 1937, les conventions ont favorisé l’éveil du sentiment national et l’affirmation du peuple acadien. Organisées par la Société nationale de l'Assomption, elles ont joué un rôle important dans la . . .

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

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    Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: In 1631, Charles de Sainte-Étienne de La Tour built a fort here on ground traditionally used by First Nations people, for some 4000 years. The fort became one of the earliest centres of the French fur trade with the . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--23:15: Historic Hanestown
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
    In 1902, Pleasant Henderson Hanes established a knitting company on Stratford Road, initially producing cotton-ribbed men's underwear. He partnered with his sons P. Huber Hanes and William M. Hanes to operate the business, . . .

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

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    Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: This gracious building is a well-preserved example of the homes built by prosperous United Empire Loyalists and their descendants. Constructed before 1820 by the merchant David Merritt, this house was maintained . . .

    (Architecture • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/23/19--23:55: Glade Creek Reservoir
  • White Oak, West Virginia.
    A severe drought that began in 1939 caused a prolonged water crisis for the City of Beckley. After a frozen water main burst and water usage was restricted, officials ordered a better water supply be provided. The solution . . .

    (Disasters • Environment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/24/19--01:51: Chinese Massacre
  • Los Angeles, California.
    Chinese immigrants established their first community in Los Angeles in what is now part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. By 1870 about two hundred Chinese had settled in Los Angeles Street across from the . . .

    (Asian Americans • Civil Rights • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/24/19--01:55: St. Frederick Baptist Church
  • Marble Falls, Texas.
    St. Frederick Baptist Church has served the African American community of Marble Falls for more than 120 years. It was founded in the home of Dicey Yett Johnson in 1893 with a small group of worshipers that became the St. . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/24/19--02:12: William Jacob Cuppy
  • Auburn, Indiana.
    Humorist, author, and critic Will Cuppy was born here. He graduated from the University of Chicago, where he published his first book in 1910. He moved to New York City ca. 1914 and become a book reviewer at the New York . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/24/19--02:17: Magale Building
  • Galveston, Texas.
    A fire on The Strand in 1869 destroyed an earlier structure at this site. John F. Magale (d. 1880) built this edifice in 1870 to house his wholesale liquor business. Cast iron was used for the first floor facade and window . . .

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

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    St. Louis, Missouri.
    Help us rebuild the 1876 Lafayette Park Music Pavilion In 1876, over eight thousand people assembled in Lafayette Park for the inauguration of the Lafayette Park Music Pavillion. A thirty piece band entertained the crowd. . . .

    (Disasters • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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