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  • 11/23/19--11:26: Lock No. 50
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    This is Lock No. 50, operated by P.O. Callahan, one of ninety-five wood-lined units on the 108-mile-long canal; the remaining thirteen locks were lined with local stone hand-cut to fit the chambers. The P.O. Callahan lock . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--12:17: Demise of the Canal
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    After its heyday in the late 1850's to 1870's, the canal gradually lost business to the faster, more efficient railroads, which could ship coal in the dead of winter and the dark of night. This loss of business resulted in . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Port Tobacco, Maryland.
    On this ground, two cultures — Indian and European — confronted one another. Here a commercial town and government center grew, declined, grew again, and declined again. Residents raised supplies for the Continental Army . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Anthropology & Archaeology • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--12:52: Welcome to Haberdeventure!
  • near Port Tobacco, Maryland.
    This property was the home of Thomas Stone, one of the Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence. As a member of the Continental Congress, Stone also helped draft the Articles of Confederation that would ultimately . . .

    (Agriculture • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--13:00: Waste Weirs
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    Installed at strategic places, especially where brooks and springs fed water in, waste weirs were the safety features of the canal, helping to control the level and the speed of the water. These openings in the canal bank . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--13:08: The Stones of Maryland
  • Port Tobacco, Maryland.
    For almost four centuries, the Stone family of Maryland has contributed its talents and skills to the colony, the state, and the nation in its various capacities. From a signer of the Declaration of Independence to two . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--13:14: Frances Morton Froehlicher
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
    Housing and city planning advocate. Published a seminal study of Baltimore neighborhoods. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. Co-founder of the Better Air Coalition.

    (Charity & Public Work • Environment • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--13:45: Camp Nelson
  • Springville, California.
    Named after John Milton Nelson who came to California in 1850 and in 1886 homesteaded here and built a cabin near this spot. He visited here first in the 1860's while traveling over the Jordan Trail to the Owens Valley. This . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--13:49: Visalia Chinatown
  • Visalia, California.
    The Chinese Community flourished in this area from the latter 1800s to the 1960s. The first known Chinese resident in Visalia was known to be here as early as December 1859. Visalia Chinatown dates from the early 1890s. . . .

    (Asian Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--14:04: Rankin Aeronautical Academy
  • Tulare, California.
    John Gilbert "Tex" Rankin and associates saw Tex's dream of an academy to train Army Air Force Cadets begin here on a 960 acre site on February 12, 1941. A three day event heralded the opening on May 18, 1941. The original . . .

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

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    near Redwood City, California.
    The Gaspar de Portolá expedition camped twice near this marker. During Spain’s initial colonial thrust into Alta California, the exploration party headed northward from San Diego searching for Monterey Bay. At first, they . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--15:34: Lee & Gordon's Mills
  • Chickamauga, Georgia.
    Lee & Gordon's Mills became a familiar landmark for Federal and Confederate soldiers before and during the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. It is located along West Chickamauga Creek on the vital “State Road" between . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--16:04: Ending at Rondout
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    Rondout, located on the Hudson River, was enhanced in 1848 by the additional fourteen acres resulting from the man-made Island Dock, placed in a strategic spot that made the receiving and disbursement of coal much easier. . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--17:22: Canal Basin & Sluiceway
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    The company used the contour of the land to create basins which were usually located above or below locks. Basins were wide spots in the canal, large enough for boats to load or unload cargo, stop for the night, and attend . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--18:23: Battle of Dug Gap
  • near Dalton, Georgia.
    In early May 1864 the main advance of Union Major General William T. Sherman's armies near Dalton was made toward Snake Creek Gap to the southwest. To draw attention away from this effort other Federal troops attempted to . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--18:24: Dry Docks
  • near Phillipsport, New York.
    This is the Boothroyd Dry Dock. You are looking in the same direction as the photograph below. Located at regular intervals along the canal, dry docks were used for repairing old boats and constructing new ones. Entrance was . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--18:24: Snake Creek Gap
  • Sugar Valley, Georgia.
    By early May 1864, after wintering around Dalton, Georgia, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's approximately 50,000-man “Army of Tennessee” was prepared for battle on Rocky Face Ridge. One of Johnston's defensive . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--19:20: Hamilton House
  • Dalton, Georgia.
    Hamilton House is the oldest surviving house in Dalton, pre-dating the city's founding. The brick home and spring house were built about 1840 by John Hamilton and his wife Rachel. John was a civil engineer with the Western . . .

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

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  • 11/23/19--20:09: History of Ilobasco
  • , El Salvador.
    Historia de Ilobasco Los primeros pobladores de llobasco durante la epoca precolombina fueron Lencas, posteriormente antes de la llegada de los Españoles esta fue invadida por guerreros pipiles, llegando a constituirse en . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/23/19--20:55: Dalton Confederate Cemetery
  • Dalton, Georgia.
    This cemetery was established during the Civil War on about four and one-half acres of Dalton's original ten-acre cemetery donated to the city by Duff Green on February 15, 1855. Today this much larger cemetery is known as . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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