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  • 10/20/19--12:13: The Gaithersburg Wye
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland.
    You are standing on the historic site of The Gaithersburg Wye, situated on 2.25 acres adjacent to the Metropolitan Branch of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. This railroad is currently known as the CSX. The Gaithersburg . . .

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

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  • 10/20/19--12:23: Temperance Fountain
  • , Mexico.
    Fuente de la Templanza Data de 1931, fue construida por órdenes del presidente Pascual Ortiz Rubio. La fuente de la Templanza se llama así por la estatua que la ornamenta, es obra del escultor Enrique Guerra. La Templanza, . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Darnestown, Maryland.
    Climb high Climb far Your goal the sky Your aim the stars On January 31, 1991, Captain Thomas Clifford Bland, Jr., U.S.A.F. of Darnestown, gave his life in the Persian Gulf, in tribute to his outstanding courage and valor . . .

    (Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--12:31: East Oaks
  • near Poolesville, Maryland.
    East Oaks has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c.1829

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

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    Dover, Delaware.
    Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church-The genesis of the African Methodist Episcopal Church can be traced to Delaware in 1777, when a young slave named Richard Allen experienced a spiritual awakening at a meeting . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--12:37: 20101 Fisher Avenue
  • Poolesville, Maryland.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--12:40: Roby United Methodist Church
  • Leipsic, Delaware.
    Roby United Methodist Church-First settled in the 18th century, the town of Leipsic quickly became a center for maritime commerce. In 1831, residents of this growing community established the Leipsic Methodist Episcopal . . .

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

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    Camden, Delaware.
    Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church-The roots of this congregation can be traced to 1845, when a group of local residents met to formally organize Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. With several churches . . .

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

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  • 10/20/19--13:28: The Tusayan Lookout Tree
  • Tusayan, Arizona.
    The Tusayan Lookout Tree is an example of one of the earliest fire detection systems in American history. Early rangers were tasked with keeping the forest safe, especially from wild fire. With little funding and no staff, . . .

    (Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--14:02: Charles I.D. Looff
  • San Diego, California.
    Looff came to America in 1870 at the age of 18. After settling in Brookly, N.Y., and being trained previously as a woodcarver in Schlesmig Holstein (then a Danish Province). His first five years in America were spent as a . . .

    (Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--15:15: The Chaplain
  • Scottsdale, Arizona.
    In 1775, George Washington proclaimed chaplains, "As important as the cannon to the success of our endeavor." and placed chaplains throughout the Continental Army, carrying no weapons, with only their faith to protect them. . . .

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

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  • 10/20/19--15:54: Herbert "Herb" R. Drinkwater
  • Scottsdale, Arizona.
    Scottsdale City Councilman 1970-1978 Mayor of Scottsdale 1980-1996 "Serving the citizens of Scottsdale is the greatest job in the world." Herb Drinkwater "Mr. Scottsdale," Mayor Herb Drinkwater, served the citizens of . . .

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

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  • 10/20/19--16:10: 1929 - U.S. Post Office
  • Scottsdale, Arizona.
    1929 - 1949 U.S. Post Office 1949 - Present Porters Western Wear Built in 1929 as Scottsdale's first full time post office, this structure served as a gathering place for local townsfolk and nearby Indians awaiting daily . . .

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

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    Scottsdale, Arizona.
    The first Catholic Parish and oldest standing church building in Scottsdale, Arizona. Built by hand by the Mexicans who settled here in the late 1910's.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--16:37: 1921 - Sterling Drug Store
  • Scottsdale, Arizona.
    1921 - 1937 Sterling Drug Store 1937 - 1948 Scottsdale Pharmacy 1948 - Present Saba's Western Store Built in 1921 by Dr. Walter S. Lawson to serve the needs of a growing farm village, this red brick building housed a drug . . .

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

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  • 10/20/19--16:48: 1921 - Farmers State Bank
  • Scottsdale, Arizona.
    1921 - 1931 Farmers State Bank 1931 - Present Rusty Spur Cafe Opened January 21, 1921, the Farmers State was the town's first bank. The building also served as the town library and the first office of the Chamber of . . .

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

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  • 10/20/19--17:50: "The Sergeant" Ahuehuete
  • , Mexico.
    Ahuehuete "El Sargento" Es el árbol mayor del Bosque. Cuenta la tradición, que fue plantado por Nezahualcóyotl a petición del emperador azteca Moctezuma. Se dice que el señor de Texcoco fue quien plantó lo primeros . . .

    (Environment • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--19:50: Anacapa Island
  • Anacapa Island, California.
    "Mirage" For thousands of years, the Chumash visited Anacapa Island, which was known to them as "Anyapakh,” meaning "mirage.” The first European settlers, fishermen, and sheep ranchers arrived in the 1800s. The Coast Guard . . .

    (Agriculture • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--20:00: Newton County Blues
  • Newton, Mississippi.
    Newton County has a dual claim to blues fame, first as the birthplace of several historical figures and later as the site of an important blues event, the Chunky Rhythm & Blues Festival. Newton County natives include record . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/20/19--20:42: U.S. Battery A,
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi.
    Capt. George W. Schofield. One section, under Lieut. Elisha Cole, served two 6-pounder bronze guns on this ridge and in a battery not in the park, about 160 yards south of this tablet, from about May 26 to the end of the . . .

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

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