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  • 11/02/19--07:01: Cahokia Courthouse
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
    Cahokia Courthouse is one of the region's oldest buildings and a unique remnant of the French occupation of the mid-Mississippi Valley. Originally constructed in about 1740 as a dwelling, the building became a courthouse in . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--07:05: Maury-Darby Building
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    This oldest building on the square was built 1815-1817 by Thomas T. Maury, cousin of Matthew Fontaine Maury, “Pathfinder of the Seas,” and nephew of Abram Maury, Franklin’s founder. It was housed Franklin’s first bank, . . .

    (Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--08:06: Schorr Brewing Co.
  • Waterloo, Illinois.
    The first brewery established in Waterloo, the Koechel brewery, was built at this location in 1847 by john and Elizabeth Koechel. It is believed to have been a wooden structure which was replaced by a brick building in 1852. . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--08:26: The Schmitt-Nobbe Building
  • Waterloo, Illinois.
    The Schmitt-Nobbe Building has been a grocery store for the bulk of its existence. In 1941 Ambrose Schmitt inherited the property, along with several other properties, from his wife Annie Schmitt upon her death. Ambrose . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--09:20: French-Glover Farm 1837
  • Lexington, Alabama.
    Revolutionary War Veteran Benjamin French (1764-1847), a native of Virginia, is buried at this site. Arriving in Limestone County, Alabama, about 1808 French acquired this farm in 1837. The nearby spring is the site of . . .

    (Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Deerfield, Massachusetts.
    Erected In Memory of Quinton Stockwell and his wife Abigail Bullard Stockwell It was in their house, which stood on this spot, that the Stockwells boarded the Reverend Samuel Mather during the earliest days of the . . .

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

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    Los Angeles, California.
    Beginning in 1929, government authorities and certain private sector entities in California and throughout the United States undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove persons of Mexican ancestry from the United . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--09:58: Bank of Northern Montana
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    The bank was established June 1, 1880, by T. E. Collins, Charles Duer and L. H. Hershfield and Brother. It was first located in the Benton Record Building, then moved to this location in October 1881. The bank remained here . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--10:01: Camp Babbitt
  • Visalia, California.
    On October 6, 1862 Capt. Moses McLaughlin and Lt. Col. George S. Evans commanding 57 men of Company D, 2nd Cavalry, California Volunteers arrived in Visalia. They had come from Camp Independence, Owens Valley over the newly . . .

    (Forts, Castles • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--10:05: Stockmen's National Bank
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    Originally built to house the Stockmen’s National Bank, this solid structure represents typical pre-1900s commercial architecture. Its 1890 construction is significant as one of the few buildings erected after Fort Benton’s . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--10:15: McGraw's Saloon
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    Originally built to house the Stockmen’s National Bank, this solid structure represents typical pre-1900s commercial architecture. Its 1890 construction is significant as one of the few buildings erected after Fort Benton’s . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--10:16: Old Harmony School
  • Strathmore, California.
    The original Harmony School opened August 5, 1871, was among the first to serve pioneer families who settled west along the Tule River. The first school building was a one-room one-sided wooden structure. It was located some . . .

    (Education • War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--10:20: Masonic Building
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    Members of Masonic Lodge #25 built this brick structure in 1882, housing their temple on the second floor. Grocer W. H. Burgess rented first floor space. Economic decline in the late 1880s caused the Masons to lose title, . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--10:22: Peter Cooper Park
  • New York, New York.
    For more than a century, Peter Cooper (1791-1883) – philanthropist, industrialist and inventor – has watched over the park and school that bear his name. Cooper was a native New Yorker and workingman’s son with less than a . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--10:27: The Grand Plan
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
    In 1778 Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia commissioned George Rogers Clark to raise a force of volunteers and enter the Illinois country to stop the British-inspired Indian raids on the rear of the revolting American . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--10:28: Pixley Train Robbery
  • Pixley, California.
    In the evening of Friday February 22, 1889, two men wearing masks boarded the engine of Train No. 17 as it pulled away from Pixley Station. At gun point they ordered engineer Peter Bolenger and fireman C.G. Elder to stop the . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--10:33: Pacific Hotel
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    In 1864, Mills and Douglas operated a restaurant and hotel on this corner. Mills and Robert S. Culbertson went into partnership in 1877, opening a new establishment called the Centennial Hotel in celebration of the United . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--10:46: Miller-Fiege Home
  • Columbia, Illinois.
    In 1850, Peter Wilheim Miller constructed this vernacular German cottage. It was his home adjacent to his blacksmith shop that provided shoes for horses and repaired farm equipment in the 1850s and 1860s. The blacksmith shop . . .

    (Agriculture • Animals • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--11:13: McMillin Bridge
  • McMillin (Orting), Washington.
    A testament to the durability of concrete bridges. The McMillin Bridge is the only structure of its kind in the world. This through truss bridge, which is designed for longer spans and heavier loads, has a truly unique . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--12:58: Colonel Gabriel G. Ludlow
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: Born to a wealthy American family in 1736, Gabriel Ludlow grew up a supporter of the King. When the American Revolution came Ludlow raised a battalion for General DeLancey's Brigade. He was commissioned colonel of . . .

    (Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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