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  • 10/23/19--13:21: Patrick Hamilton
  • , United Kingdom.
    The initials on the pavement nearby mark thet spot where Patrick Hamilton, Member of the University, was burned at the stake on 29 February 1528, at the age of 24. On the continent he had been greatly influenced by Martin . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--13:34: Ridgway Railroad Museum
  • Ridgway, Colorado.
    Otto Mears was a Russian immigrant known as the "Pathfinder of the San Juans." He developed a network of toll roads and narrow gauge railroads that established the routes of most of this area's highways. Mears' crowning . . .

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

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    Canon City, Colorado.
    The Colorado State Penitentiary, "Old Max," opened in 1871 as part of the federal prison system when Colorado was still a territory. It was built by convicts using stone quarried and cut on-site. In 1876 when Colorado . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/19--15:16: History of the Buoy Boat
  • near Fultonville, New York.
    Canal buoy boats were originally constructed in the 1920s and 1930s to service buoys on the Barge Canal. Since the Barge Canal followed natural rivers and lakes for much of its length, as opposed to the mule-drawn dug canal, . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--15:36: Bollards
  • near Fultonville, New York.
    A man came rushing from a house, Saying, "Snub up your boat I pray, Snub up your boat, snub up, alas, Snub up while yet you may." Mark Twain's satirical poem "The Aged Pilot Man” highlights characteristic of canal life as . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Orleans, Massachusetts.
    ”All the towers leaking bad. Everything all wet and in poor order Log entry by Keeper Nathan Gill, 1874 Taking care of a lighthouse was demanding. The keeper was tasked with keeping the lights burning no matter the weather, . . .

    (Communications • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/19--15:43: Snagtown ~ New Corner
  • Gaston, Indiana.
    The Barlett, Bryant, Vannata, and Veach families were the first settlers in 1837-1839. In 1840-1850 the McCreery, Woodring and Maynard, Rowlett and Thompson families became property owners. Snagtown ~ New Corner was platted . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--15:45: Eastham Town Hall
  • Eastham, Massachusetts.
    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, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/19--15:49: First Encounter
  • Eastham, Massachusetts.
    One mile west of this site hostile Indians had their First Encounter 6 December 1620 (Old Style) With Myles Standish, John Carver, William Bradford, Edward Winslow. John Tilley, Edward Tilley, John Howland, Richard Warren, . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--16:23: Gateway to Paradise
  • , Israel.
    English Text: The summer months pulsate with heat in the Bet-She'an Valley. At its heart, in the ancient city of Bet-She'an, were discovered the remains of bathhouses, fountains, and ornamental pools - echoes of a past rich . . .

    (Anthropology & Archaeology • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Newfoundland, New Jersey.
    Dedicated in Honor of the Men of Newfoundland Who Served in the World War 1917 — 1919 Died in Service Whitney Bowles · Fowler Hoyt · Ernest Rhinesmith · J. Elmore Terwilliger — Archie E. Angle · Raymond E. Angle · Emil E. . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Middletown, Delaware.
    The Louis L. Redding Comprehensive High School opened in 1953 and served African American students in grades 1-12 in the Middletown area. It replaced the smaller Middletown School 120-C, a three-room wood structure on East . . .

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

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    Hibernia, New Jersey.
    Hibernia Methodist Episcopal Church Built in 1869 in the Carpenter Gothic style with funds provided by mining companies and local businessmen. From the mid-19th through the early-20th century, the church was part of a . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--19:04: Hibernia Historic District
  • Hibernia, New Jersey.
    As early as 1722, a rich deposit of magnetite iron was mined in the Hibernia section of Rockaway Township. In 1765, Samuel Ford (nephew of Col. Jacob Ford, Sr.) and several investors became partners in the “Adventure . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--19:09: Börneplatz Synagogue
  • , Germany.
    Hier stand die Börneplatz synagoge welche von nazi-verbrechern am 9. november 1938 zerstört wurde Here stood the Börneplatz synagogue which was destroyed by Nazi criminals on the 9th day of November 1938

    (Churches & Religion • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 10/23/19--19:17: Claremont Riding Academy
  • New York, New York.
    The stable’s easy access to Central Park’s bridle trails resulted in its conversion to a riding academy in 1927. It remains one of the rare survivors from the 750 commercial stables that flourished in New York City at the . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--19:27: Oklahoma Building
  • Guthrie, Oklahoma.
    After successful settlement of rival claim to the lots by one Xenophon Fitzgerald, the Logan County Investment Co. built this imposing structure in 1901, financed by St. Louis, Missouri investors who foresaw a solid future . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--19:31: Fernando Vina
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    A leadoff hitter and stalwart defender at second base, Vina played five seasons in Milwaukee and posted a .286 batting average with the club. Holds the distinction of being the Brewers' first National League All-Star after . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--19:32: Pete Vuckovich
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Acquired in an offseason trade with the St. Louis Cardinals prior to the 1981 season, Vuckovich found instant success in Milwaukee, finishing fourth in the A.L. Cy Young voting in 1981 before winning the award the following . . .

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

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  • 10/23/19--19:33: Bill Wegman
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    A Brewer from start to finish, Wegman spent his entire 11-year Major League career in Milwaukee. Enjoyed career-best year in 1991, posting a 15-7 record with seven complete games and 2.84 ERA - third lowest in the American . . .

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

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