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    Canso, Nova Scotia.
    Only a century ago the spars of many schooners filled this harbour. Vessels from Lunenburg and the "Boston States" entered to take on bait, ice and water before sailing to the banks offshore. Canso shipyards constructed . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Canso, Nova Scotia.
    On May 23, 1881, the steamer Faraday landed a transatlantic telegraph cable at Dover Bay. The cable allowed the news of Europe to flash underneath the ocean for 2,531 nautical miles. The European news arrived in Canso and . . .

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

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    Queensport, Nova Scotia.
    A Community linked to the Sea Queensport was a fishing village community long before the first European settlers arrived here in the 1700s. Each spring and summer, the aboriginal Mi’kmaq would gather to harvest fish, one of . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Canso, Nova Scotia.
    This is a place where seafaring people found shelter from the harshness of the Northwest Atlantic. It is the most easterly point of mainland Nova Scotia, remote and exposed upon Chedabucto peninsula, yet close to the fishing . . .

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

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    Canso, Nova Scotia.
    During the seventeenth century French fishermen came from Cape Breton, across Chedabucto Bay, to fish for cod in thirty foot shallops. Later, the New England colonists came in their schooners. They fished the Banks and dried . . .

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

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  • 10/07/19--17:36: The Fenian Invasion of 1866
  • Buffalo, New York.
    The Fenian Invasion of 1866 The Fenian Brotherhood was a group of Irish Nationalists founded in the United States in 1858 with the goal of creating an Irish Republic. In this vicinity, from the docks of the Pratt Iron Works, . . .

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

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  • 10/07/19--18:12: Delaware Militia
  • Newark, Delaware.
    The federal government recognized the need for a militia. It is mentioned in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the . . .

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

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    , Ireland.
    Tá sé seo ar cheann de na cathracha is mó agus is breátha in Éirinn agus is dóigh gur i gcéadta luatha d'aois Chríost, sular tháinig an Chríostaíocht go hÉirinn, a tógadh í. Ní foláir nó go raibh taoiseach nó feimeoir . . .

    (Anthropology • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Newark, Delaware.
    Mason Dixon Line & the Boundaries of Delaware-Boundary Disputes The land we know as the State of Delaware and the State of Maryland was granted to George Calvert, first Lord of Baltimore in 1632 by King Charles I of England. . . .

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

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    Newark, Delaware.
    Philadelphia Campaign-Troop Maneuvers in Delaware and Maryland August 25-September 10, 1777 (as shown on the map) (Inscription in the lower right) The Philadelphia Campaign was so-named since the city was the British . . .

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

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  • 10/07/19--19:09: Colonel Patrick J. Quinlan
  • , Ireland.
    of this Parish who commanded the Irish UN Peace Keeping Force in the Battle of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961 Officially unveiled by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD October 2017

    (Patriots & Patriotism • Peace • Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Buchanan, Virginia.
    Trinity United Methodist Church 19637 National Register of Historic Places

    (Churches & Religion • Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Cherokee, North Carolina.
    Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. was founded in 1946, with the goal of promoting the development, production, and marketing of unique and authentic Cherokee arts and crafts. Known locally as the "co-op," Qualla Arts and . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/07/19--20:55: Honoré Mercier
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
    Français: Cet habile avocat, orateur, journaliste et homme d'État commencé sa carrière ici, à Saint-Hyacinthe. Élu à la Chambre des communes en 1872, Honoré Mercier devient député à l'Assemblée législative en 1879 et chef . . .

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

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  • 10/07/19--21:02: Tow Path Park
  • Buffalo, New York.
    Tow Path Park The “Black Rock” The black rock that gave the area its name was situated in the Niagara River just north of where the Peace Bridge is now, near the foot of present-day School Street. It was 200 feet wide, rose . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/07/19--22:29: Rice University
  • Houston, Texas.
    William Marsh Rice (1816-1900) came to Texas in 1838 and through extensive entrepreneurship became one of the state's wealthiest men. Rice envisioned a polytechnic school as his philanthropic legacy. The State of Texas . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Education • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Florissant, Missouri.
    To the Native Americans, she was the Woman Who Always Prays. Born in France, she came to Florissant in 1819. Her convent home still stands and with Old St. Ferdinand's Shrine is listed on the National Register of Historic . . .

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

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  • 10/08/19--03:18: Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J.
  • Florissant, Missouri.
    Born in Termonde, Belgium, he came to the United States in 1821 and entered the Jesuit novitiate at White Marsh, Maryland. In 1823, he was sent to establish a new Jesuit mission in Florissant where he was ordained on . . .

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

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  • 10/08/19--03:22: Old St. Ferdinand Shrine
  • Florissant, Missouri.
    This church was built in 1821, at the then frontier of our beloved land and dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with St. Ferdinand and St. John Francis Regis as secondary patrons

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

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  • 10/08/19--03:27: Florissant
  • Florissant, Missouri.
    French trappers discovered the fertile valley formed by the Reviere de Biche and called it Fleurissant. They stayed to till the rich soil and build a village here on the east bank of the stream the Americans would call . . .

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

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