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  • 12/06/19--17:57: The Braun Property
  • Waterloo, Illinois.
    This historic building, known officially as Tax Lot 2 in Block 8 of Waterloo, dates back to the year 1845 and has served many purposes throughout the years. Unfortunately, we have no record of what it was used for in its . . .

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

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  • 12/06/19--18:35: Chuckanut Drive
  • Bow, Washington.
    The road you are traveling is one of the most scenic in Washington State. When completed in 1896, Chuckanut Drive was the first road to connect Whatcom County with points south. Until this time, travel in northwest . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lorain, Ohio.
    On October 22, 1913, Congress appropriated $35,000 to build a light- and-fog station at Lorain harbor. Construction began after plans were approved in 1916. The concrete structure was finished and light placed in service in . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Stanwood, Washington.
    WORLD WAR I Harvey C. Baker · Joseph E. Bruseth · Albert N. Buli · Ray W. Bunton · Andrew Engebretsen · Frank H. Hancock · Bert Stevens · Jacob B. Teiseth · Emma J. Thorsen · Andrew Wik · Alfred Kristoferson WORLD WAR II . . .

    (War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/06/19--20:20: Still on Patrol
  • Lindenhurst, New York.
    U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 submarines still on "patrol." Albacore · Amberjack · Argonaut · Barbel · Bonefish · Bullhead · . . .

    (War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Germany.
    In diesem Gebäude befand sich das ehemalige Gemeindebackhaus. Es wurde 1584-1590 erstmals erwähnt, als Anton Weis "Gemeindediener uff dem Beckenhaus“ wohnte. Michael Merz hieß der erste, 1606 schriftlich überlieferte . . .

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

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  • 12/07/19--08:30: New Temple of San Pablo
  • , Mexico.
    Templo de San Pablo el Nuevo. Edificado en el siglo XVIII debido a la secularización del antiguo Templo de San Pablo, hoy conocido como San Pablo el Viejo. English translation: New Temple of San Pablo Built in the 18th . . .

    (Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/19--08:56: Santa Gertrudis Asistencia
  • Ventura, California.
    Santa Gertrudis Asistencia (chapel) was originally located about 500 feet north Its location is now covered by the freeway This chapel served the Indians in the early days. Marked 1970 Replaced 1986

    (Churches & Religion • Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/19--09:00: The Mississippi Bubble
  • near Freeburg, Illinois.
    "They related that there are mines of gold and silver.... There is reason to believe that the French who will settle among the Illinois Indians will make all these rich discoveries when the colony becomes more thickly . . .

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

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  • 12/07/19--09:01: The Deneen Family
  • Lebanon, Illinois.
    On this site stood the home of the Deneen family long associated with the history of McKendree College -- Rev. William L. Deneen; Professor Samuel H. Deneen; and Charles S. Deneen, Governor of Illinois, 1905-1913, and US . . .

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

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  • 12/07/19--09:03: Mermaid House Hotel
  • Lebanon, Illinois.
    Visited by Charles Dickens in 1842 - mentioned in his book American Notes

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/19--11:54: Badtor / "Bath" Gate
  • , Germany.
    Bereits sieben Jahre nach dem 30-jährigen Krieg (1618-1648) begannen die umfangreichen Bauten an der Dorfbefestigung durch drei gemeindliche Toranlagen (Torhäuser). Das „Untere Tor“ oder Badtor grenzte an dieser Stelle vor . . .

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

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    Scott, Wisconsin.
    North Bay Middle Woodland on the Door Peninsula North Bay Middle Woodland groups lived on the Door Peninsula from about A.D. 1 to A.D. 400. During the spring and summer months the people hunted and fished from camps on the . . .

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

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  • 12/07/19--12:46: Frederick Church and Olana
  • near Hudson, New York.
    Olana was the home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Church's great talent was recognized early in his life. By age 20, he had his own studio and was a well-known artist. He traveled . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    History of Lake Street When the City of Minneapolis was established in 1856, Lake Street was a mile beyond the southern boundary of the city. Early Lake Street was home to dance halls, lumberyards, churches, horsesheds and . . .

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

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    , Germany.
    Ehem. Dorfbrauerei mit Malzdörre und Kühlschiff Der erster Hinweis über ein Brauhaus im Dorf an dieser Stelle findet sich im Tagebuch des Schullehrers Johann Christoph Sandner vom 26.01.1675. Er berichtet: „Dieses 1675 . . .

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

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  • 12/07/19--18:57: John Saul
  • Downtown, District of Columbia.
    . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/07/19--19:10: Sheltering Branches
  • The National Mall, District of Columbia.
    The Life Oak Look up. The branches above you belong to the Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana), also known simply as the live oak. This tree gets its name because it's evergreen; unlike other oaks, it doesn't lose its . . .

    (African Americans • Environment • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    The National Mall, District of Columbia.
    Early Conservation Efforts In the past, live oaks were so valuable to shipbuilding and U.S. national security that in the early 1800s Congress passed laws to prevent them from being harvested illegally. The U.S. government . . .

    (African Americans • Anthropology & Archaeology • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    The National Mall, District of Columbia.
    Building the Nation The use of live oaks played a critical role in helping the nation grow from a colony to what it became—the United States of America. Ships were an essential means of transportation for moving people and . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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