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  • 11/04/19--16:19: 13 Star Day
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
    In July 1778 Captain Joseph Bowman and a small band of rangers were dispatched by Col. Clark from Kaskaskia to Cahokia to offer the Cahokians the opportunity of becoming free as citizens of the Republic of Virginia. . . .

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

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    New York, New York.
    Constructed in 1885, the Police Athletic League Building originally housed Grammar School 47, one of the first New York City schools built for the education of girls, and the 12th Street Advanced School for Girls. Founded in . . .

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

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    Hemlock, New York.
    In Honor Of Those From Hemlock Who Served In World War II And In Memory Of Those Who Gave Their Lives Claude Abbey Carl A. Drain Elbert L. Knapp

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--16:31: A Symbol of Reconciliation
  • Columbia Island, District of Columbia.
    On one side of Arlington Memorial Bridge stands the columned portico of Arlington House, the pre-Civil war home of Robert E. Lee. In that home, Lee made his decision to resign the US Army commission. He became the commanding . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--16:35: Olde Colonial Courthouse
  • Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    This Building Was The Court House Where The Kings Court Was Forced To End Its Sessions By A Band Of Patriots In September 1774

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--16:40: A Symbol of Union
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
    "Before us is the broad and beautiful river, separating two of the original thirteen States, which a late President [Andrew Jackson]... desired to span with arches of ever-enduring granite, symbolical of the firmly . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Politics • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--16:44: Mercy Otis Warren
  • Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    : In Tribute To Mercy Otis Warren Poet, Playwright, Historian And Political Pamphleteer On The Occasion Of The 225th Anniversary Of The Start Of The American Revolution 1775 - 2000 * * * * * Member of a patriotic family, . . .

    (Civil Rights • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Merrickville, Ontario.
    The Caledonian Canal of Scotland, engineered by Thomas Telford and completed in 1822, is twinned with the Rideau Canal to commemorate their historical link, purpose and function, and to recognize the enduring importance of . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--16:51: South Coventry Village
  • Coventry, Connecticut.
    Prior to 1800 the area of Coventry Village was dominated by three large farms, the First Church and ministry, and the Nathan Hale Cemetery. Thomas Porter and later his son Noah, owned the land from the lake dam southeast to . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--16:52: Avenue of Heroes
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
    Memorial Avenue was created at the same time as Arlington Memorial Bridge to serve as a ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The avenue was originally planned to be flanked by numerous statues of American . . .

    (Air & Space • Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • War, Spanish-American • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--16:59: Men Of Barnstable
  • Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    . . .

    (War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--17:01: Bridge to Peace
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
    Arlington Memorial Bridge spans the Potomac River, a boundary that once divided the United States. Built in 1932, the bridge connect Arlington House, the memorial to the General Robert E. Lee to the Lincoln Memorial. Lee and . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Peace • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--17:04: Dr. Jim Connor
  • Merrickville, Ontario.
    This Tree Dedicated by The World Wide Admirers of Robbie Burns Scotland's National Poet To the Memory of Dr. Jim Connor on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of The Twinning of the Rideau and Caledonian Canals ~ July . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--17:09: "In Service"
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    This mural is dedicated to the members of the armed services of the United States who have defended the cause of freedom at home and abroad against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The installation of this mural was made . . .

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

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    Columbia Heights, District of Columbia.
    [Front:] • 1957: First integrated Episcopal church in DC • 1969: Began Loaves & Fishes feeding program; hot meals still served every Saturday and Sunday at Noon • 1975: Ordained four women to the priesthood, resulting in the . . .

    (African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Hispanic Americans • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--17:39: Saratoga Surrender Site
  • near Schuylerville, New York.
    The Saratoga Surrender Site is dedicated to the soldiers of the United States Army who on this spot accepted the surrender of a British army and forever changed the course of American and world history. ~ October 17, 1777 ~ . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Merrickville, Ontario.
    When construction of the Rideau Canal began, Merrickville was already an established village and was considered by the authorities to be a logical target for an invader. Consequently Colonel John By urged strong measures for . . .

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

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  • 11/04/19--19:14: Merrickville United Church
  • Merrickville, Ontario.
    to serve a Methodist congregation

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

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    Menno, South Dakota.
    This Memorial is Dedicated to those men and Women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who have served our Country in Times of War and Peace to Preserve Freedom and Democracy.

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/04/19--19:36: St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • Florence, Alabama.
    Florence Roman Catholic established their first church here in 1898 with Gammelbert Bunner, OSB, as pastor. They earlier met in private homes attended by visiting priests. Churches in Tuscumbia and St. Florian served the . . .

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

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