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  • 12/03/19--08:44: Cemetery
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    Of the 161 burials in the Fort Buford cemetery, only a handful were directly related to combat. Soldiers as well as military dependents, civilians, Indian scouts employed by the army, and Indians visiting or living near the . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--08:46: Treaty Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    A legendary landmark in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, this majestic live oak tree is said to have sheltered settlers and natives during peace treaty talks. In the early 1900’s, an amusement park stood on the site, and . . .

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

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  • 12/03/19--09:13: Water Ways and Mean
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    Sawmill & Water Tower One of the first projects for the soldiers arriving to build Fort Buford in 1866 was to build a sawmill. By June, 1866, the fort's sawmill was in operation providing sawn planks for building material in . . .

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

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  • 12/03/19--09:29: The Prairie
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    Overland travelers usually departed from the back gate, which was located just behind where you are now standing. This was the take-off point to the wilderness, trails and gold fields beyond. The vast prairie lay before . . .

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

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    Richmond, Virginia.
    “It forms not only an ornament to our city, but it does honor to Virginia — There is no edifice like it in all America... We defy any one to view this noble and stupendous bridge, without admiration. It makes one’s head . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--13:45: 1790 - 1990
  • Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
    1790-1990 On September 27, 1790, His Excellency William MacCormick, Governor of the Province of Cape Breton, graciously and generously granted 7 000 acres of land at Chéticamp to our «Quatorze Vieux». By this historical act, . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--15:51: Celbridge Abbey
  • , Ireland.
    • The original Celbridge Manor was built at the beginning of the 18th century by Bartholemew Van Homrigh, a wealthy Dutch merchant, who was Purchaser of Provisions and Commissioner of Ordnance for the victorious forces of . . .

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

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    U Street Corridor, District of Columbia.
    In the aftermath of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, following the burning and destruction, Claven Wood purchased and restored 1351 U Street. During the restoration, Mr. Wood made the decision to preserve . . .

    (African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--18:10: Arthur's Way / Cosán Arthur
  • , Ireland.
    "Along the banks of that river, amid the groves and bowers of Swift and Vanessa, I grow convinced that I was right." Henry Grattan INTRODUCTION Celbridge (Cill Droichid: 'Church by the Bridge' originally angicised to . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--18:54: The Lower Falls Footbridge
  • near Castile, New York.
    One of the greatest challenges to the ingenuity and perseverance of three of Letchworth State Park's four CCC camps was the construction of a trail down the sheer cliff walls to cross the Genesee River at the Lower Falls. It . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--19:03: Glacial History
  • near Castile, New York.
    During the last million years, glaciers as high as cumulus clouds crushed across this land at least four different times. Each time, the river changed course through the transformed landscape of ice-scoured rock and piles of . . .

    (Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--19:04: Hornby Lodge
  • near Castile, New York.
    Across the gorge from this spot the builders of the Genesee Valley Canal were faced with a ridge of rock that obstructed the proposed route. In 1838, Elisha Johnson of Rochester obtained the contract to tunnel 1,200 feet . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/03/19--19:04: Pages of Geologic Time
  • near Castile, New York.
    The sedimentary rocks of the canyon walls are believed to be the remains of the ancestral Appalachian Mountains. These mountains were eroded into inland seas during the Devonian Period 350 million years ago. Along the course . . .

    (Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--07:04: The Cannonsville Reservoir
  • Cannonsville, New York.
    The Delaware Valley has been inhabited for thousands of years. At Chestnut Point, and in fields along the West Branch of the Delaware River, more recent local residents have found arrow points, pottery shards, scrapers and . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--09:25: Dwelling Range
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    Directly in front of you is the site of the Dwelling Range. It was used to house a variety of people – clerks, interpreters, hunters, and employees as well as their Indian wives and children. The original structure was . . .

    (Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--09:33: Bourgeois House
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    The was the most elaborate structure on the upper Missouri River during the peak of the fur trade. Guided by elegant and detailed drawings of the artist Rudolph Frederich Kurz, an 1866 photograph of the house by William . . .

    (Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--10:03: Riverboat Landing
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    During the historic period, Fort Union's busy deep-water landing was located just below where you are now standing. Riverboats and other vessels tied up here to off-load and on-load passengers and cargo. Over the years, the . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--10:17: Store Range
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    Just in front of you are the stone foundations of the Store Range. This was the principal warehouse and business center at Fort Union. Here, furs and robes were processed for shipment to St. Louis. Meat was stored in the . . .

    (Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--10:43: Front Gate
  • near Williston, North Dakota.
    Visitors entering the Fort from the river side had to pass through outer and inner gates separated by an enclosed area with access to the Indian Trade Room. When the outer gate was closed, trading could be carried on through . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/04/19--10:54: Anna Dean Farm
  • Barbeton, Ohio.
    Ohio Columbus Barber began construction of his farm complex in 1909; Barn No. 1 was the first structure. The farm, named for his daughter and son-in-law, ultimately encompassed 3500 acres and 102 structures. It was famous . . .

    (Agriculture • Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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