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  • 11/22/19--18:36: Davis' Cross Roads
  • Davis Crossroads, Georgia.
    As Union Major General William S. Rosecrans' “Army of the Cumberland” entered Georgia in early September 1863, its three infantry corps were dangerously divided over a fifty mile radius. Most endangered was Major General . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/22/19--18:36: McFarland's Gap
  • near Rossville, Georgia.
    By nightfall on Sunday, September 20, 1863, more than two-thirds of the surviving Federal “Army of the Cumberland” had retreated from the Chickamauga battlefield through this narrow gap in Missionary Ridge. One of the . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/22/19--20:13: Locks
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    The canal ran downhill from Honesdale to Port Jerivis, then uphill to Summitville, New York, then sloped down until it reached the Hudson River at Rondout Harbor (Kingston), an elevation change of about 972-feet over all. . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Cahokia, Illinois.
    In 1929 the airport opened as the Curtis-Steinberg Airport. It was developed by a business consortium that included Mark Steinberg - a St. Louis financier and Curtis Wright - the owner of an aircraft and engine manufacturing . . .

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

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    Cahokia, Illinois.
    On February 26, 1993 the first meeting of the Cahokia Association for the tricentennial was held. The goals set forth for the organization were to celebrate 300 years of continuous settlement, from the year 1699 to 1999 and . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--05:14: St. Paul's Methodist Church
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Founded 1865. Previous St. Paul's church building built 1889 and located on Caddo Street in the low lying area to it which gave it's name: St. Paul's Bottoms. Present Gothic Revival style building constructed 1926.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tulare, California.
    At this site on February 11, 1912, Frank Bryant piloted the first airplane to land in Tulare County at what was then the Tulare County Fairgrounds. The plane, a Curtiss pusher-type biplane, had been used by Glenn Curtiss to . . .

    (Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--07:10: Alta Irrigation District
  • Dinuba, California.
    Alta Irrigation District was formed in August 1888 by means of a general election after the Wright Act, which became law on March 7, 1887. It was the first such district to become operational. The Alta District incorporated . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--07:11: Daunt
  • Springville, California.
    This chimney is all that remains of the store, bar and rest stop built in the 1860's by William C. Daunt, on land owned by Louis Weber. The stop was a favorite of sheepmen, lumbermen and travelers in and out of the mountain . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--07:58: Gabriel Moraga
  • Porterville, California.
    Spanish-California explorer and first white man of record to visit this area. He discovered a river now known as the Tule in April of 1806, named it Rio de San Pedro and followed its channel upstream possibly as far as River . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--08:04: Elisha Packwood
  • Porterville, California.
    A significant segment of Porterville and Tulare County history is associated with this site and this monument through the name of Elisha Packwood who built his home here in 1852 after crossing the plains as leader of a wagon . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--08:28: We will stand our ground!
  • near Chinook, Montana.
    Striking on the run, the U.S. Army planned to surprise and overwhelm the Nez Perce camp. Along this ridge Nez Perce warriors fought back fiercely and stopped the cavalry charge. The surprise attack was blunted, but the Nez . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--08:40: Fort Granger
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    Directly ahead is Fort Granger’s original entrance and exit, known in military parlance as the sally port. With the completion of the fort in the spring of 1863, Union soldiers had enough artillery to protect the entrance . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--08:40: Carnton
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    The first enslaved African Americans were brought to Carnton in the nineteenth century. In 1820, eleven slaves lived here. By 1860, forty-four enslaved men, women and children labored on the six-hundred-acre farm. They lived . . .

    (African Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--08:49: Revolutionary War Patriots
  • Winchester, Virginia.
    Known To Be Interred Or Memorialized in this Historic Burial Ground Private Henry Baker • Patriot Michael Copenhaver • Patriot Lewis Hoff • Patriot John Huff • Sergeant Basil Lucas • Brigadier General Daniel Roberdeau • . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--09:07: Unknown Confederate Soldiers
  • Perryville, Kentucky.
    Erected by the United States To mark the burial place of an unascertained number of Confederate soldiers said to have died while prisoners of war at the Goodknight farmhouse from wounds received at the Battle of Perryville, . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--09:24: Early Day Outlaws
  • near Malta, Montana.
    The old West produced some tolerably lurid gunslingers. Their hole card was a single-action frontier model .45 Colt, and their long suit was fanning it a split second quicker than similarly inclined gents. This talent . . .

    (Law Enforcement • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--09:25: Cattle Brands
  • near Malta, Montana.
    Many a dogie # (not doggie - dudes please note) has been decorated with one of these famous Montana irons. (Click on the photograph to enlarge it and have a closer look at the brands.) # A dogie is a little calf who has lost . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--09:50: The Long, Long Trail
  • near Malta, Montana.
    In 1919, the Duluth, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce sponsored the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway as a memorial to the recent passing of the former president. An early interstate highway, the route . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--09:56: Sleeping Buffalo Rock
  • near Malta, Montana.
    Montana's native people revere this boulder that once perched high atop a wind-swept ridge overlooking the Cree Crossing on the Milk River. The ancient weather-worn effigy resembled the leader of a herd of reclining buffalo . . .

    (Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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