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  • 11/02/19--13:07: First Burton Schoolhouse
  • Porterville, California.
    The First Burton Schoolhouse was a few yards to the North of this site. It was in a field owned by Royal Porter Putnam and is shown here in the 1892 Tulare County atlas. School buildings in the early days were the community . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--13:25: Citrus South Tule School
  • Porterville, California.
    One of the oldest continuously operated schools in Tulare County was started at this location as South Tule School, May 6. 1874. Citrus Elementary School founded in 1897, merged with South Tule in 1932. The La Motte School, . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--13:30: Epigmenio R. Melo
  • , Mexico.
    En esta casa nacio y fallecio el Lic. Epigmenio R. Melo 1836-1899 Maestro, organista, poeta y compositor. Fundador de la primera orquesta en 1866 con 26 musicos, cubriendo eventos sociales y temporadas de opera durant mas de . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--13:47: Rural Electrification
  • Somerset, Pennsylvania.
    In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative, . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--14:02: The Purísima Bridge
  • , Mexico.
    Puente de la Purísima Por ser un punto estratégico por su paso sobre el arroyo Santa Lucía, el entonces puente de la Purisíma ubicado en este sitio, fue fortificado con un cañón y custodiado por tropas de los Batallones . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--14:23: Benedict Arnold
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: In 1741 Benedict Arnold was born in Connecticut to a prosperous family. Twice before he was 18 young Arnold ran away to join British forces fighting the French and Indian wars. When the American revolution began . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Politics • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo, destacado educador y autor del plano de la ciudad de 1791, coincidiendo en la abundancia de los ojos de agua, dijo que: “En el mismo sitio de manantial y sin llegar a su tanque o común . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--15:32: Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1965
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    They called it "The Miracle in Milwaukee." It was a love affair between a team and a community like few others in baseball history. From 1953 to 1965, the Braves earned the fans' loyalty by playing great baseball. In 13 . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--15:35: Women’s Suffrage
  • Le Roy, New York.
    On April 2, 1918, Delia Phillips was the first woman in LeRoy to vote in an election after New York State passed women's suffrage in 1917. She cast her ballot in LeRoy’s municipal building. In 1920, the 19th Constitutional . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--15:45: The Garretson Home
  • Waterloo, Illinois.
    The Garretson Home was built in 1852 as a family home in the Italianate style, by William C. Garretson, a prominent figure in the history of Monroe County. William Garretson was a direct relative of James Garretson, one of . . .

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

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    Arnolds Park, Iowa.
    In 1889, a water toboggan slide near this pier was the beginning of the Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Toboggans and wool swim suits could be rented by the day. Over the next century, the area, named after pioneer developer . . .

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

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    Arnolds Park, Iowa.
    The Lakes Region was settled in the 1850's. By 1884, small towns had developed and two railroads: The Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern; and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Pal laid tracks into the area. As hotels were built . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--15:51: A Glacial Gift
  • Arnolds Park, Iowa.
    Fourteen thousand years ago the spot on which you are standing was covered under a mile-high ice sheet. The fourth Wisconsin glacier carved the cluster of lakes into Northwest Iowa. While this north-south cut is typical of . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--15:53: American Indians & Settlers
  • Arnolds Park, Iowa.
    American Indians called the Lakes Region home for thousands of years. They were enticed to the lakes for many reasons: the tallgrass prairie provided ample grazing for an abundance of buffalo and elk; the lakes were a flyway . . .

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

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    Woonsocket, South Dakota.
    Dedicated to Armed Forces Members From the Sanborn County Area

    (War, Afghanistan • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--16:02: Hugh Glass - Adventurer
  • Shadehill, South Dakota.
    Hugh Glass, a member of the Ashley Fur Party under Major Henry, going up the Grand River in August 1823, a habitual "loner", while hunting, was attacked by a grizzly bear near the Forks of Grand River. Horribly mauled he . . .

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

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  • 11/02/19--16:22: History of Spring Park
  • near Osage, Iowa.
    In early Osage, people went on camping trips to Nim's ford. This was about ten to twelve miles south of town on the Cedar River. Equipped with tents and provisions, the family might camp out for a week or more. Some of the . . .

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

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    Montgomery, Alabama.
    The town of Montgomery, formed on December 3, 1819, through the joining of New Philadelphia and East Alabama, is named for Major General Richard Montgomery, who was the first American general officer killed in America's war . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--19:04: John Robertson
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: At age 16 John Robertson left Scotland for Saint John to work as his uncle's clerk. From his arrival in 1817 Robertson's energy, vision and shrewd business sense were combined with significant social skills. People . . .

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

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    Smiths Falls, Ontario.
    Construction of the Canadian Northern train station began in 1911 with an official opening in 1912. The building was intended to serve as a model of the railway's high architectural standards and to draw passenger traffic . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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