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  • 11/30/19--20:20: Charter Cottage
  • Manassas, Virginia.
    The building known as the Charter Cottage was already on this site when the Manassas Industrial School opened in 1894. Classes were held here during the first academic year until the completion of Howland Hall, and the . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Manassas, Virginia.
    Erected to the memory of Jennie Wade who founded The Manassas Industrial School in 1892 Charter Cottage Charter Cottage, giving birth to the Manassas Industrial School, was erected on this site in 1892 by the immortal . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--04:55: Wartime Manassas
  • Manassas, Virginia.
    During the Civil War, two railroads — the Manassas Gap and the Orange and Alexandria — intersected here. Manassas Junction was strategically important to both the Union and the Confederacy as a supply depot and for military . . .

    (African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--04:58: Lil Green
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    Lil Green was known as the Queen of the Blues in the early 1940s when her distinctive, seductive voice was highlighted on “Romance in the Dark,” “Why Don’t You Do Right?” and other blues and pop songs recorded for the . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--05:16: Beaumont House Site
  • Woodville, Mississippi.
    Two-story brick building once here, owned by Henry Butterworth. Bought 1867 by Betty B. Beaumont for Beaumont Boarding House.

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--05:16: Hackley Hall
  • Manassas, Virginia.
    Hackley Hall, originally a frame men's dormitory built in 1808, was destroyed by fire in 1900. Its replacement, built the next year, was described in the 1902-1903 school catalog as "a beautiful brick building, the gift of . . .

    (African Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--05:30: Bristoe Station
  • Bristow, Virginia.
    The Civil War transformed this area. Between 1861 and 1865, thousands of both Federal and Confederate soldiers passed through this region. local road networks allowed soldiers to march rapidly in either direction. While the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--05:45: Brent Town and Bristow
  • Bristow, Virginia.
    George Brent, an English Catholic and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, joined with English merchants Robert Bristow, Richard Foote, and Nicholas Hayward in 1687 to purchase 30,000 acres here. They bought the tract . . .

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

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    Nokesville, Virginia.
    After the Gettysburg Campaign, Union Gen. George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac faced Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia across the Rapidan River. In October 1863, Lee attempted to outflank Meade's . . .

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

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  • 12/01/19--06:07: The Canal Store
  • , Ireland.
    Dromineer in the 19th century-especially before the coming of the railway to Nenagh in 1863-was in a real sense the port of northwest Tipperary. Dromineer was the transit point for much of the commercial traffic for the . . .

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

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    Mint Hill, North Carolina.
    Congregation organized 1770. David Barr, first pastor. Building, completed 1826, is 1/4 mi. E.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--06:15: A Narrow Escape
  • Nokesville, Virginia.
    In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led his command around Union Gen. John Pope's right flank to cut Federal communication lines and pave the way for the rest of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of . . .

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

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  • 12/01/19--06:29: White Hall
  • Nokesville, Virginia.
    A stone foundation and graveyard mark the site of Prince William County's first Presbyterian Church which was established in 1848 on land donated by the Kline family. Buried within the cemetery are the Presbyterian founders, . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--06:29: Trading Path
  • Pineville, North Carolina.
    Colonial trading route, dating from the seventeenth century, from Petersburg, Virginia, to the Catawba Indians in Carolina, passed here.

    (Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--06:39: Effingham
  • Nokesville, Virginia.
    Effingham, just south of here, was built ca. 1777 and was the home of William Alexander. In 1774 Alexander was elected to the Prince William County Committee of Safety, charged with enforcing an embargo on trade with Great . . .

    (African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--06:47: Effingham
  • Nokesville, Virginia.
    Built by William Alexander (born March 3, 1744, died April 3, 1814). He was a member of the Prince William County Committee of Safety in 1774, Lt. Col. of the county militia during the Revolutionary War, and a justice. In . . .

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--06:49: Catawba Indian Reservation
  • Pineville, North Carolina.
    By survey of 1772 the Catawba Indian reservation boundary in S.C. was made the N.C.-S.C. boundary in this area.

    (Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--07:12: Dromineer Castle
  • , Ireland.
    The ruined castle before you was first built by the Norman followers of Theobald Butler as a 2 storey hall-keep in the 13th/14th c. One Thomas de Cantwell paid tax for the land of the manor of Dromineer in 1299. In the late . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--07:19: Shady Spring
  • Shady Spring, West Virginia.
    Situated along a road originally cut by frontiersman Francis Farley during the late 18th century, the community was named for the nearby spring that served area residents and passersby with a continuous water source. . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/01/19--07:39: Oak Hill Railroad Depot
  • Oak Hill, West Virginia.
    Built in 1903 by the White Oak Railway Company, the depot is one of the oldest surviving structures in the community. It was leased by the Virginian Railway Company in 1912, then purchased in 1922, and is the only extant . . .

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

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