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  • 10/10/19--19:06: Benito Juárez Park
  • , Mexico.
    Parque Benito Juárez Parque Juárez fue construido en uno de los sitios más bellos de San Miguel, dedicado desde hace varios lustros a la recreación de la comunidad. Durante las centurias virreinales, a este paraje histórico . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/10/19--19:08: The Sun / An ghrian
  • , Ireland.
    Diameter 1.4 million km or 100 Earth diameters Model Size 76.2 cm Distance from Earth: 150 million km or Astronomical Unit (1 AU) Orbit Period: 27 days Atmosphere: mostly Helium and Hydrogen Surface Temperature: 5,500°C . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/10/19--19:19: Otis Rush
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi.
    [Front] The blues form reached both artistic and emotional peaks in the works of Otis Rush, who was born south of Philadelphia in Neshoba County in 1935. His music, shaped by the hardships and troubles of his early life in . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/10/19--19:32: Fight For Survival
  • Decatur, Alabama.
    The Cherokee people resisted the government's order to leave the Tennessee Valley. They signed petitions and lobbied Congress. Yet the Indian Removal Act of 1830 still passed. In March 1837, the first detachment—a group of . . .

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

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  • 10/10/19--19:38: Kirkwood Depot
  • Kirkwood, Missouri.
    In 1852 this land was obtained from Owen Collins by the Pacific Railroad for a right of way and in 1863 a frame depot was built. Here members of the first school board met to draft the charter of the Kirkwood School District . . .

    (Education • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/10/19--19:43: Villa Zacateros
  • , Mexico.
    Villa Zacateros Hotel Boutique & Mexico Propiedad constiuida a principio del siglo XVIII Catalogada como monumento histórico por el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) English: This property was built at the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lexington, Mississippi.
    St. Paul Church of God in Christ (COGIC) was organized in 1897 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, the founder of the COGIC denomination. St. Paul has served as "Mother Church for the COGIC since its construction here in 1906. . . .

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

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  • 10/10/19--19:49: Packed with People
  • Decatur, Alabama.
    On this river in front of you, 2,300 Cherokee people arrived in waves, forced from their Tennessee Valley homeland in 1837 to 1838. The steamer Knoxville towed flat boats loaded with Cherokee families. Heavy rains soaked . . .

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

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  • 10/10/19--20:19: Uprooted From Home
  • Decatur, Alabama.
    This is a site of painful memory, a place of upheaval. Decatur was just one stop on a deadly journey over 1,000 mile—the forced removal of the Cherokee people from the Tennessee Valley. Along the edge of the Tennessee River, . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--14:59: Woodlawn
  • Alexandria, Virginia.
    George Washington gave this part of Mount Vernon to his nephew and step-granddaughter, Lawrence and Eleanor Lewis, in 1799. Dr. William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol, designed Woodlawn. Construction of the . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--15:11: The People of Woodlawn
  • near Alexandria, Virginia.
    "The planters, to be sure, are rich in lands, and having so many negroes to labor for them live in all the luxury, ease, and ...affluence." Thomas Hill Hubbard, December 29, 1817 Visitors in the early 1800s would have . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--15:22: Meat House
  • near Alexandria, Virginia.
    "The Recipe for smoked Beef is the same as for Hams, except, that in place of 2 lb sugar, take 2 qrts. of Molasses. The Beef must be put in bags also." Eleanor Park Custis Lewis, 1832 This structure was a workplace for . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--15:28: Ozark County
  • Gainesville, Missouri.
    County of magnificent scenery, in which extend both Bull Shoals and Norfolk lakes, Ozark was organized, 1841. Briefly called Decatur, 1843-45, it is the only county in the United States named for the nation’s oldest . . .

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

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    Carthage, Mississippi.
    The Carthage United Methodist Church was established in 1846 when Mrs. Joseph Eads became the first member during a revival held by a Methodist circuit rider. Rev. Alexander S. Parker was appointed as the first pastor in . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--16:41: Neshoba County Fairgrounds
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi.
    5 mi. S.W., an institution famed since 1890 for its exhibits of farm products and livestock. horseshows and races, political oratory, and social get-togethers.

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

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  • 10/11/19--16:42: Neshoba County Fair©
  • near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
    Est. in 1889, the Neshoba County Fair fosters political, agricultural, educational, and social exchanges of knowledge and ideas. Home of the state's only licensed horse track since 1922 and the nation's largest campground . . .

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

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    near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
    This Pavilion was constructed in 1914 as a shelter for gatherings and a venue for entertainment and public speaking; it continues to serve these purposes for the Fair as well as provide a location for selected events in the . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--16:45: Dairy
  • near Alexandria, Virginia.
    "Prepare your butter for use as in Common & Immerse it in the Liquid & Keep it continually covered & it will keep sweet & good." From the Housekeeping Book of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1832 Milk products were produced and . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--16:51: Necessary
  • near Alexandria, Virginia.
    Only members of the gentry used the Necessary, commonly known as an outhouse or privy, and likely only in good weather. Chamber pots were used inside the house in evenings and in cold or inclement weather. Slaves removed, . . .

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

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  • 10/11/19--17:03: Pope-Leighey
  • near Alexandria, Virginia.
    The house of moderate cost is not only America's major architectural problem but the problem most difficult for her major architects. - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936 Frank Lloyd Wright's solution was the Usonian house, a . . .

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

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