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  • 11/02/19--20:36: George B. Oland
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: When George Bauld Oland was growing up in Dartmouth, N.S. he was surrounded by his brothers and sisters and many Oland cousins. Their homes were together by the Halifax harbour near the Oland family brewery. The . . .

    (Disasters • Industry & Commerce • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/02/19--21:06: Chief Pontiac
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
    Pontiac was an Ottawa Indian, born about 1720 in the Detroit area. By 1755, Pontiac had become a Chief. In 1763 warfare began between the Indian tribes and the English. The Indians were unsuccessful in their attack on Fort . . .

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

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    Ardmore, Oklahoma.
    . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/03/19--04:28: Lewis and Clark in Illinois
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
    On December 7, 1803, William Clark and several recruits landed at Cahokia, a town of about 700 residents. Meriwether Lewis was on the road to St. Louis to meet with the Spanish Governor. Two local men, Nicholas Jarrot and . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--07:46: Orange Dairy Company
  • Orange, Texas.
    Clyde Spears established the Orange Dairy Company at this site in 1941, where he pasteurized and bottled 800 gallons of milk every day. The Orange Dairy Company collected raw milk from at least 16 local dairies, including . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--07:55: Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange, Texas.
    The Orange Chamber of Commerce traces its history to an 1887 citizens' committee that was formed to promote the area's business potential. A reorganization of the committee resulted in the formation of the city's Board of . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--09:18: Old Agudath Achim Synagogue
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Built 1938 for Agudath Achim Orthodox Jewish Congregation which occupied it from 1939 to 1980. Art Deco in style, the building was designed by Seymor Van Os.

    (Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Kelleys Island, Ohio.
    The German Reformed Church was organized on Kelleys Island in 1865. The congregation built this church from island stone in 1866 on ½ acre of land purchased from Alfred S. and Hannah Kelley. By 1871, the congregation, one of . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/03/19--09:37: Thomas Stockwell Simms
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: The American Civil War had a significant impact on young Thomas Stockwell Simms. A native of Maine, he tried to enlist in Lincoln's Republican army at age 16 when he was too young. At 18 he was accepted by the . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--09:53: I.G. Baker Home
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    From the 1850s to 1887, Fort Benton was the trade center for this region of the American and Canadian West. Like others who chose to stay when the fur trade declined, I.G. Baker (last American Fur Company factor at the fort) . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--09:58: Choteau House
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    I.G. Baker and T. C. Power built the original Twing House in 1868. Under the watchful eye of Mrs. Twing, this “downtown” hotel competed with the Overland. The hotel closed in 1870 and was rented as military officers’ . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--10:10: T.C. Power Dry Goods Store
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    T. C. Power and Bro. was founded in 1868 at approximately this location. Initially housed in a wooden building, the store was moved in 1879 to a large brick structure across the street. When the firm expanded, a hardware . . .

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

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    Fort Benton, Montana.
    This structure opened in 1882 during Fort Benton’s “glory days” as Montana’s largest hardware store. T. C. Power and Hans Wackerlin operated the business. Wackerlin, a tinsmith, had come to Fort Benton in 1867 aboard the . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--11:02: T.C. Power Building
  • Fort Benton, Montana.
    In 1867, merchant T. C. Power, destined to become one of the state’s wealthiest and most influential men, brought his first wagonload of goods to Fort Benton, where he set up shop in a borrowed tent. Still in business in . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--11:15: Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: Born in 1818 at Gagetown, NB, Leonard Tilley apprenticed at age 13 to a pharmacist in the north end of Saint John known as Portland. As a certified pharmacist 7 years later, Tilley and his cousin opened "Peters and . . .

    (Colonial Era • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Smiths Falls, Ontario.
    Opened in 1914, on the new Toronto-Ottawa line, this station reflected the western-based Canadian Northern's ambition to compete directly with the established Canadian Pacific Railway in populous Ontario in an attempt to . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--12:57: Tulare Irrigation District
  • Tulare, California.
    This district was formed in 1889 and is considered the fourth oldest irrigation district in California. At the time of its founding it encompassed 32,500 acres and has since grown to 70,000 acres. The district delivers canal . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--13:05: Tuggleville
  • Tulare, California.
    On September 12,1936 a fire struck downtown Tulare destroying Al Tuggle's furniture store. A few months later W. A. "Al" and Enid Tuggle rebuilt their store in an open field South of Tulare exactly. 4 miles South of Bardsley . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/03/19--15:10: Madison Park School
  • Montgomery, Alabama.
    In 1890, Elijah Madison Jr., Charles Branson, Charles Braswell and others donated funds to construct a private school in the Madison Park Community, which was founded by 14 former Slaves in 1880. A storm soon destroyed the . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--16:00: C.E. Housel Home
  • Bergen, New York.
    W.S. & C.E. Housel private bank closed abruptly March 1929. Depositors lost nearly all their funds. C.E. Housel found guilty of fraud.

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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