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  • 11/03/19--16:02: Fort Bowman
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
    Cahokia was occupied on July 6, 1778 by Captain Joseph Bowman and about 40 men and Kaskaskians. Capt. Bowman selected an old stone house, known as the DuVerger Home, built in 1763, as headquarters. George Rogers Clark set up . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--16:08: Le Roy Post Office
  • Le Roy, New York.
    Le Roy post office has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 by the United States Department of the Interior

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

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  • 11/03/19--16:37: In Memory of Robert Kidd
  • near Fults, Illinois.
    [Left plaque:] Served under the command of Col. George Rogers Clark in the Virginia line, the capture of Kaskaskia & the capture of Fort Vincennes. [Right plaque:] In memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Robert Kidd Born . . .

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

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  • 11/03/19--16:57: Shaw Sisters
  • Geneseo, New York.
    Home of Nicholas Shaw Fraser and Eleanor Shaw Smith ca. 1910-1948. Held offices in state and national women's suffrage organizations.

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

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    Smiths Falls, Ontario.
    The current water system in Smiths Falls began in a three-story brick building in 1886 under the management of "Captain" Adam Foster. While it began on the east side of Beckwith Street to supply the water tanks in the CPR . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    X-8-MDCCCLXIV Ereccion de esta parroquia de Sn. Jose del Joconoxtle, Gto. --- X-8-MCMLXIV. 1er Centenario. A la memoria del Ilmo. Sr. Sollano que la erigio. English translation: October 8, 1864 Erection of this parish of San . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/03/19--20:25: Robert Foulis
  • Saint John, New Brunswick.
    English: In 1822 when Robert Foulis arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick he was 30 years old, a well-educated Scotsman from Glasgow, recognized as brilliant in sciences, and trained as an engineer. He spent the rest of his . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--02:46: Elijah Parish Lovejoy
  • Alton, Illinois.
    Elijah Parish Lovejoy was the first pastor of Upper Alton Presbyterian Church, now College Avenue Presbyterian Church. A minister, teacher, newspaper editor, and martyr to free speech and the abolition of slavery, he was . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Churches & Religion • Communications) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--04:50: Franklin Railroad Depot
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    In 1853, John S, Claybrook, a Williamson County railroad visionary, led a group of about 30 local citizens to provide the initial $20,000 capital for building the Tennessee & Alabama Railroad. The City of Franklin followed . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--05:40: Holy Angels Catholic Church
  • Sandusky, Ohio.
    Holy Angels Catholic Church is the mother church of Sandusky. Reverend Joseph P. Machebeuf, a French Missionary, began ministering to Catholics in the Sandusky area in late 1839. Soon after William H. Mills offered five . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--05:50: 1957 World Series Champions
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    The 1957 season was a magical year for the Milwaukee Braves as they defeated the New York Yankees, four games to three, to deliver the city's first World Series Championship. Pitcher Lew Burdette earned World Series MVP . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--06:00: Henry Aaron
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Considered by many to be the greatest baseball player ever. Retired as all-time home run king with 755 career round-trippers. Continues to hold the Major League record for career runs batted in (2,297), extra base hits . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--06:03: Joe Adcock
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Slugging first baseman who played 10 of his 17 Major League seasons in Milwaukee. Recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in County Stadium history. Slammed four home runs and a double in Brooklyn's Ebbets Field . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--06:03: Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Sandusky, Ohio.
    Good Samaritan Hospital was formed for the purpose of maintaining and operating an institution for the sick and injured. Under the direction of Rev. William W. Farr and Mr. C.C. Keech, the cornerstone was laid June 27, 1876. . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--06:03: Centennial Park
  • Smiths Falls, Ontario.
    Constructed by the Town of Smiths Falls in permanent commemoration of the Centennial of Confederation in Canada in 1967. Construction was made possible through the co-operation of the Province of Ontario the Government of . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Smiths Falls, Ontario.
    Where are the Falls? The Town gets its name from a mile long series of rapids, which originally flowed from the water tower in Centennial Park, to the stone arch bridge on Beckwith Street. As boat traffic increased in the . . .

    (Environment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--06:07: Frank Elmore Bolling
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    A slick-fielding infielder, Bolling spent five of his 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Milwaukee Braves. Led National League second basemen in fielding percentage in 1961 (.988), 1962 (.989) and 1964 (.985). A Gold . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--06:10: William Havon Bruton
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    The lightning-quick center fielder spent eight seasons with the Milwaukee Braves. Became an instant fan favorite when he hit a 10th-inning home run to seal the victory in the Braves' first-ever home game on April 14, 1953 . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--06:15: Robert Ray Buhl
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    A fierce competitor with an intimidating fastball, Buhl was a member of the "Big Three" on the Milwaukee Braves' pitching staff, along with Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette. Went 109-72 with a 3.27 ERA during parts of 10 . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--06:18: Selva Lewis Burdette, Jr.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    The two-time All-Star spent parts of 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Braves, appearing in 420 games (321 starts). Burdette was pivotal to the Braves' 1957 World Series victory over the New York Yankees, earning MVP honors . . .

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

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