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  • 10/06/19--15:20: Ricks College
  • Rexburg, Idaho.
    On November 12, 1888, five years after settlement of Snake River Valley, Bannock Stake Academy opened with 60 students ranging from 6 to 24 years of age. School was held in the first ward L.D.S. chapel during the first . . .

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

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    Rexburg, Idaho.
    The first settlers arrived in the spring of 1883. These settlers were willing to neglect their own home building long enough to build a community meetinghouse. A log building, thirty by sixth feet, built at a cost of $8500, . . .

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

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    Lauderdale, Mississippi.
    S. E. 1.7 mi. is hospital site & burial spot of 1020 C.S.A. & 80 Union men wounded at Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Jackson, Bakers Creek, Vicksburg, & in Forrest's N. Miss. battles.

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

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    near Porterville, Mississippi.
    Est.1874 as a community church called Narkeeta Chapel. Land and nearby spring donated by J. L. Parmer. Reorganized 1890 as Chapel Hill Methodist Church. Present building constructed 1891, remodeled 1976.

    (Churches & Religion • Natural Features) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/06/19--16:01: Electric Mills
  • Electric Mills, Mississippi.
    Established in 1913, the town of Electric Mills was built by the Sumter Lumber Company, which relocated to Kemper County from Alabama. Powered by electricity generated by the mill, the town was among the first in Mississippi . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--16:28: Burton
  • Rexburg, Idaho.
    Settlement named in honor of Robert T. Burton, who laid out the townsite in 1882. Early settlers cleared the sagebrush, dug canals, ditches, planted crops, and built modest homes. A branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--17:22: The Bitter End
  • New York, New York.
    In recognition of The Bitter End’s contribution to the artistic life in New York the Council of the City of New York proclaimed July 23 as Bitter End Day in New York Andrew Stein Pres, City Council

    (Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/06/19--17:30: The Ruins at Canalside
  • Buffalo, New York.
    The Ruins at Canalside. Drinking in 19th Century Buffalo. The authentic remnant of Canal District commerce known now as the Ruins at Canalside, was home to a prominent Commercial Slip building that saw multiple uses in the . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--17:37: Jenny Leigh Pioneer Cemetery
  • near Rexburg, Idaho.
    Jenny Leigh, an Eastern Shoshone Indian of Chief Washakie's People, was born in 1849. She first married a French-Canadian trapper, who was later killed and despoiled of his furs by an Indian in Jackson Hole Country. She . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/06/19--18:02: The Immigrant Steps
  • Buffalo, New York.
    The Immigrant Steps. Building Buffalo. Great waves of 19th Century immigration flowed through East Coast ports to Buffalo. Thousands traveled by water vessels, while others took wagons from New England and Pennsylvania to . . .

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

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    Buffalo, New York.
    America’s Crossroads: The Spaulding Exchange The large hole in the ground, which will soon be developed to its former glory, where the Memorial Auditorium formerly stood, was once the most dynamic, most vibrant, most . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--19:10: Buffalo's Birthplace
  • Buffalo, New York.
    Buffalo’s Birthplace: Where the Erie Canal Joins the Commercial Slip Look closely at this wonderful picture of Buffalo’s Waterfront in its heyday for evidence of life in those early days before the railroads took over the . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--19:17: Giles-Neville Cemetery
  • near Scooba, Mississippi.
    This cemetery is a part of the plantation established by Jacob Giles (1799-1860) a settler from N. Carolina. Adjacent to the cemetery stood Grace Chapel (Epis.). Giles' house, built ca. 1825, stands .3 miles west.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/06/19--19:17: Rueben Kemper
  • De Kalb, Mississippi.
    Born in 1771 in Virginia, Reuben Kemper moved to Spanish West Florida in 1800 and was active in the affairs of the Mississippi Territory. After several attempts to overthrow Spanish rule by force, Kemper's vision became . . .

    (Notable Persons • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/06/19--19:28: Coventry
  • Coventry, Connecticut.
    Side 1 This land was known to the Indians as Wonggumbaug – “crooked pond” from the curved shape of the large body of water within the present town limits. It was set off in 1706 to be divided by deedholders from the legatees . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--19:35: Bolton
  • Bolton, Connecticut.
    : Formally known as Hanover or Hartford Mountains, this town was incorporated in 1720, having been settled by a group of “good Christian men” desiring more open farmland. In 1781 the French army of General Rochambeau, on . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--19:41: Shark Girl
  • Buffalo, New York.
    Casey Riordan Millard; American, born 1973. Shark Girl, 2013 Painted fiberglass. Public Art Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Product of the Public Art Initiative partnership with Erie County and the City of . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--20:03: John C. Stennis
  • De Kalb, Mississippi.
    John C. Stennis (1901-1995) was born in the Kipling community in Kemper County and lived in DeKalb. As a circuit judge, he heard many cases in this courthouse. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1947 and reelected six times, . . .

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

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  • 10/06/19--20:29: Mary Washington House
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia.
    George Washington bought this house for his mother, Mary Ball Washington, September 18, 1772. She lived here until her death, August 25, 1789.

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/06/19--20:52: DeKalb
  • De Kalb, Mississippi.
    Once Indian village ruled by "Little Leader," Hopiah Iskitina. Named for Baron Johann DeKalb of American Revolution, who came to U.S. with Lafayette. Town chartered Dec. 23, 1833.

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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