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  • 10/09/19--08:35: Voluntown
  • Voluntown, Connecticut.
    Voluntown Upon these lands settled volunteers who had fought in the Narragansett Indian Warre 1675-76. In October, 1696 Lieutenant Thomas Leffingwell of Norwich and Sergeant John Frink of Stonington petitioned the General . . .

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

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    Griswold, Connecticut.
    To the Memory of The Revolutionary Soldiers Of Ancient Pachaug Who Gave Their Lives to Establish a Free and Independent Country Dulce et decorum est pro patris mori (It is sweet and fitting to die for your country) Solomon . . .

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

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  • 10/09/19--08:36: Griswold
  • Griswold, Connecticut.
    Griswold Settlers were attracted to this area, then part of Preston, by the rich land of the Pachaug River Valley. The first permanent settlement was founded near Pachaug about 1690 on land purchased from Owaneco, sorn of . . .

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

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  • 10/09/19--09:05: Forty Acres
  • Wilmington, Delaware.
    Forty Acres was established in 1864 as an early streetcar suburb of Wilmington. The area was once part of a larger land tract called Hope Farm. Joshua Heald purchased forty acres of the farm and developed the neighborhood . . .

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

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    In August 1958, Wilmington City Councilman and Civil Rights activist William “Dutch” Burton worked with the NAACP to expose the racially discriminatory practices of the Eagle Coffee Shoppe. The restaurant was located on this . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    Mount Pleasant ME Church formed in 1837 as an outgrowth of local camp meetings. Construction on the simple stone church began in 1838 and a cemetery was established in 1841. In 1893, Mount Pleasant added stained glass . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/09/19--09:18: Village of Port Penn
  • Port Penn, Delaware.
    Port Penn’s name is attributed to a visit that William Penn made to the area in 1682. Dr. David Stewart founded Port Penn in the 1760s and laid out the town in a grid pattern. A protected deep water harbor and access to an . . .

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

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    Francis Irenee du Pont (1873-1942) began developing this site as an experimental laboratory for his newly-created Delaware Chemical Engineering Company in 1915. Du Pont used the lab to continue his research with smokeless . . .

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

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    Wilmington, Delaware.
    On September 4-7, 1781, residents of Brandywine Village watched as thousands of American and French troops marched through their community along the King’s Highway on their way to Yorktown, Virginia. The combined forces, . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/09/19--09:39: Marquis de Lafayette
  • Newark, Delaware.
    The great debt we owe the French people was repaid 136 years later during the First World War when the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France. On July 4, 1917, American troops marched through Paris, ending at the . . .

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

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    Newark, Delaware.
    (left side text) German-Americans Fight for Independence-John Adams’ letter of 6 July 1775 to James Warren provides a most vivid image of one of thousands of German-Americans willing and anxious to fight for American . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Newark, Delaware.
    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. William Penn was granted the land north of Maryland in 1681, . . .

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

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  • 10/09/19--14:51: Indian Post Office
  • near Syringa, Idaho.
    "...This trail so old it used from time of creation by Nez Perce people to go to Montana to hunt Buffalo and some time to war other tribes of Indians, when Red Bear come to Indians Post Office on this trail, he tell Lewis - . . .

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

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  • 10/09/19--14:53: Howard Camp
  • near Syringa, Idaho.
    "Our American horses were not used to the fodder of the native cayuse. We carried no forage. If we should chance upon one of the little mountain valleys where there should be grass, we found it either trampled down by . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/09/19--15:25: Nímíípuu and Selish
  • near Syringa, Idaho.
    In the earliest times, native people crossed these mountains on foot with only what they could carry on their back. After the early 1700s, the horse made the trek easier and allowed travelers to carry more goods over the . . .

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

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  • 10/09/19--15:33: "Cool Papa" Bell
  • Starkville, Mississippi.
    James "Cool Papa" Bell (1901-1991) was born in Starkville. Renowned as the fastest man to ever play baseball. During his career (1922-1950), Bell played for or managed teams primarily in the Negro Leagues. In his career, . . .

    (African Americans • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Ackerman, Mississippi.
    Established ca. 1836, Shiloh Methodist Church was disbanded by 1875. Remaining members joined other churches in area, including Mt. Airy, Chestnut Grove, and Bethel. Frederick and Margaret Crawford Bagwell, early settlers of . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/09/19--15:33: Governor Ray Mabus
  • Ackerman, Mississippi.
    A fourth generation Choctaw countian, Ray Mabus grew up in Ackerman. In 1987 he was elected governor, the youngest in more than 150 years. Appointed Secretary of the Navy in 2009, he served until 2017, the longest tenure . . .

    (Government • Notable Persons • Politics • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/09/19--15:33: Smoking Place
  • near Syringa, Idaho.
    Aided by six Nimiipuu (sic) (Nez Perce) guides, the Lewis and Clark Expedition moved quickly across the Lolo Trail in June, 1806. Even though the snow was nearly seven feet deep on most to the trail, the party was able to . . .

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

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  • 10/09/19--15:34: Governor J.P. Coleman
  • Ackerman, Mississippi.
    James Plemon "J.P." Coleman was born in 1914 in Ackerman. A graduate of George Washington University, he served as district attorney for the Fifth Judicial District from 1940 to 1946 and as a judge from 1947 to 1950. Coleman . . .

    (Notable Persons • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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