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  • 11/13/19--16:37: C-121C
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The Lockheed Constellation with its gracefully contoured fuselage is a mixture of beauty, power, and utility. Constellation or "Connie" began as the 1943 C-69 Constellation prototype. A small number of C-69s were assigned to . . .

    (Air & Space • Communications • Industry & Commerce • War, Cold • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The AN/GPN-20 is a dual-channel radar system with tower-mounted antenna and remote site operator controls. Its mission is to detect aircraft within 60 nautical miles of the radar site and to process and display information . . .

    (Air & Space • Communications) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Milford, Delaware.
    The metal observation tower at Big Stone Beach was one of five constructed in Delaware between World wars I and II to reinforce nearby Fort Saulsbury. These towers formed an integral part of the fort’s fire control system. . . .

    (War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--17:02: KB-50J
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    Originally a B-50 Superfortress bomber aircraft, the B-50 started life as an upgraded model to the B-29 Superfortress. The general appearance of the B-29 and B-50 are similar, however, the B-50 features several upgrades from . . .

    (Air & Space • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--17:16: U-3A
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    In the mid-1950s the USAF initiated a competition to purchase "off-the-shelf" twin-engine aircraft for light cargo and personnel transport duties. Cessna's new model 310 was selected and 160 aircraft were acquired and . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--17:18: O'Connell
  • , Ireland.
    1775 - Birth of Daniel O'Connell 1798 - Called to the Irish Bar 1824 - Organises Catholic Rent and Tenants Act 1828 - Elected to Parliament 1829 - Catholic Emancipation Act 1841 - Lord Mayor of Dublin 1847 - Dies . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--17:25: The Tracy Shoddy Mill
  • Coventry, Connecticut.
    The history of this mill site started in April of 1812 when Fitch, McClean and Gilbert built a paper mill “five rods south of the grist mill.” The purity of the water was noted for making writing and accounting paper. In . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Westerville, Ohio.
    Tunes played on fife and drum regulated a soldier's life in camp and his actions on the battlefield. Heard over the roar of battle and through the haze of smoke, fifes and drums - field music - communicated orders to massed . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--17:40: C-60
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    During WWII, the military brought or pressed into service all kinds of transport aircraft. Lockheed Lodestars were smaller and faster than the Douglas DC-3 aircraft that had become the industry standard. The USAAF . . .

    (Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Spanish Lake, Missouri.
    Members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the last night of their 7,500 mile jouney at Fort Belle Fontaine. Located on the south bank of the Missouri River near Coldwater Creek, it had been built in 1805 while they . . .

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

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  • 11/13/19--17:57: C-45G
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The museum's C-45 was the first obtained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The C-45 is the military version of the popular Beechcraft Model 18 commercial light transport. Beech built a total of 4,526 of these aircraft . . .

    (Air & Space • War, Cold • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--18:05: C-5A
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The most noticeable and revolutionary design feature of Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is its immense size. Other large aircraft played important roles in aviation history, but none of those giants could haul anything, anywhere, . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--18:12: LGM-30
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The Minuteman is a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). First flown in 1961, over 400 will remain in service until at least 2030. It is the first solid-fuel missile to have a digital flight control computer, . . .

    (Communications • Science & Medicine • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--18:25: KC-135E
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The museum's KC-135E was the first all-jet tanker assigned to the Air National Guard in April 1975, and it flew the last operational mission of any KC-135E on 14 July 2009. In the early 1950s the Strategic Air Command (SAC) . . .

    (Air & Space • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--18:33: UH-1H
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed Huey, was a straightforward single-engine design with a crew of two pilots and a crew chief/door gunner. In combat, the Huey flew three distinct missions as "slicks" (troop transports), . . .

    (Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--18:45: C-133B
  • Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
    The museum's C-133 was the last of the 50 C-133s to be manufactured The C-133 was designed around one major mission—hauling the first generation intercontinental ballistic missiles. The largest of these was the Atlas . . .

    (Air & Space • Roads & Vehicles • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--19:21: Old Post Office
  • Fallon, Nevada.
    In 1929, this building was deemed a magnificent improvement to the city. Built to U.S. Postal Service standards, this brick structure features massive single doors on either end of a vestibule that protects the inside from . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--20:11: John M. Jones House
  • Galveston, Texas.
    John Maxwell Jones, a native of Delaware, came to Galveston in 1839 and opened a jewelry store on The Strand. Active in area commerce, he helped organize the First National Bank of Galveston. His wife Henrietta was the . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--20:44: Wegner House
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Built during Galveston’s prominent business era, this house was completed in 1892 in the San Jacinto neighborhood for Ernest and Christiana Wegner. Designed by architect Carl Heufs, the house is a classic L-plan Queen Anne . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--20:50: J.F. Smith House
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Designed by Nathaniel Tobey, Jr., and built in 1884 for the family of John Francis Smith, this house is an excellent example of Italianate architecture. Prominent features of the house include paired brackets, a bay window, . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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