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  • 10/18/19--17:08: Home on the Grange
  • Grangeville, Idaho.
    Grangeville owes its origin to members of the Charity Grange #15, Patrons of Husbandry, organized in Mount Idaho in 1874. John M. Crooks, owner of a 600-acre ranch on Three Mile Creek, gave the Grangers land for a hall, an . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--17:09: East Point
  • Elmira, Prince Edward Island.
    English: The eastern terminus of the Confederation Trail is Elmira. It is a further nine kilometres by road to East Point, the eastern tip of land. The site is dominated by an octagonal white lighthouse built in 1867. . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--17:11: H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start
  • Houston, Texas.
    H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start Eight H-1 engines like this one were used on Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets, the precursors to the Saturn V rocket. Saturn IB rockets were used for Apollo spacecraft tests, the three missions of . . .

    (Air & Space • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/18/19--17:14: Tolo, Alab-lemot
  • Grangeville, Idaho.
    War has a way of making heroes and heroines of ordinary mortals. To some, Tolo, a Nez Perce Indian woman, was never ordinary. Her given name was Alab-lemot but because she loved to gamble, she was called Tolo which means . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/18/19--17:18: Dr. Samuel M. Brown
  • Orange, Texas.
    South Carolina native Samuel M. Brown served with distinction as a surgeon in the Confederate army during the Civil War. He and his family settled in East Texas in 1866 and in 1871 moved to Orange. He was a respected local . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/18/19--17:42: Gold Pans and Whipsaws
  • Grangeville, Idaho.
    During the decade following the discovery of gold in the California mill race in 1848, restless bands of prospectors, lured by the hope of sudden wealth, arrived in what is now north-central Idaho. In 1860, gold was . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--17:47: The Eimers Legacy
  • Grangeville, Idaho.
    Homesteaders flocked to the Camas Prairie in the early 1900s. Lured by the rolling, fertile land, John, Jake, and Gib Eimers, brought their hopes and dreams to Grangeville from Albion, Illinois. Soon after, sisters Elsie . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--17:48: The Camas Connection
  • Grangeville, Idaho.
    Before the continent was called America, before settlers came looking for land, the Nez Perce people lived and traveled throughout a vast area we now know as Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. They lived a semi-nomadic . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--17:49: Kenton Hundred
  • Cheswold, Delaware.
    Kenton Hundred-Created in 1869 by joining of western halves of Duck Creek and Little Creek Hundreds. Is bounded on north by Blackbird Hundred in New Castle County, on east by Duck Creek and Little Creek Hundreds, on south by . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--17:53: The Lewisburg Foundation
  • Lewisburg, West Virginia.
    January of 1980, eleven residents of Lewisburg founded The Lewisburg Foundation. Since that time this non-profit community membership organization has worked steadily to complete projects which protect and enhance the . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/18/19--18:11: Saturn V Rocket
  • Houston, Texas.
    National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Saturn V Rocket 1967-1973 The largest rocket built at the time of the historic first missions to the Moon, the Saturn V carried aloft the 45-ton Apollo spacecraft on Earth . . .

    (Air & Space • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/18/19--18:28: The Farr House
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
    Built before 1817 by Kathrine Blacklock Farr and her husband Nathaniel on land conveyed to her by her father William Blacklock builder of 18 Bull Street.

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/18/19--18:44: 44 West 12th Street
  • New York, New York.
    No. 44 is one of six row houses, Nos. 34-44, designed in the Late Italianate style and built in 1860 by Frederick P. James. They replaced an earlier row which had been built in 1844, When erected, these four-story houses . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--18:44: 48 West 12th Street
  • New York, New York.
    No. 48 is one of three handsome Anglo-Italianate houses, Nos. 48-52, built in 1854 for Frederick P. James, of the Wall Street firm, F.P. James & Co. The four-story houses are smooth-stuccoed to simulate brownstone with front . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--19:43: Deerfield Massacre
  • Deerfield, Massachusetts.
    Feb 29, 1703-4 The unfortified house of Benoni Stebbins standing on this lot was held by 7 men besides women and children for three hours against the assault of 200 soldiers and the wiles of 140 Indians. under a French . . .

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

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  • 10/18/19--19:50: General Sam Houston
  • Houston, Texas.
    Dedicated in honor of General Sam Houston Born March 2, 1793 in Rockridge County, Virginia Died July 26, 1863 near Huntsville, Texas 1809-1812 Lived with Cherokee Indians in Virginia 1813-1818 Served in U.S. Army 1819-1822 . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Charleston, South Carolina.
    This land, granted 1680 to John Coming, is part of the glebe given in 1698 to the English Church by Mrs. Affra Coming. The provincial library established in 1698 was in St. Philip’s Church Parsonage which stood on this site . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--05:45: Frank P. Blair, Jr.
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    This monument is raised to commemorate the indomitable free-soil leader of the West; the herald and standard bearer of freedom in Missouri; the creator of the first volunteer Union army in the South; the Saviour of the state . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Politics • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/19/19--05:54: Hard Bargain
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    In 1873, W.S. McLemore subdivided 15 acres which he called “Hard Bargain” because of a difficult land deal struck in 1866. Hard Bargain became a stable community, largely African-American. The Harvey McLemore house on this . . .

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

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  • 10/19/19--10:08: Julia Ward Howe
  • Penn Quarter, District of Columbia.
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a poet, author, composer, abolitionist, suffragist and more—but she is most remembered for writing the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic. According to the story, she and her husband . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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