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  • 12/15/19--15:59: Crew Chief Building
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    The mechanics that kept the heavy four-engine bombers, known as “flying fortresses,” aloft and the crew chiefs that coordinated the efforts of their teams had offices in this building. The squadrons that trained at . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/19--16:08: Barton Academy
  • Mobile, Alabama.
    The first public school in Alabama built in 1835-36, used continuously since that time for the purpose of education except for a brief period during the Civil War when it was a hospital. Named for State Rep. Willoughby . . .

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

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  • 12/15/19--16:15: Recreation Building
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    Essential for maintaining morality and morale, the Recreation Building was one of the busiest spots on base. A host of activities provided wholesome entertainment to occupy the airmen's off-duty hours. Events included . . .

    (Air & Space • Entertainment • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Lewistown, Montana.
    Planning and scheduling of the training missions took place in this one-story T-shaped building during an eleven- month period in 1942-1943. After November 1942, when the first of the four-engine B-17 bombers roared down the . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/19--17:21: Bombsite Storage Building
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    Barbed wire encircled this double-compartment storage building and a 24-hour sentry kept armed guard. The top secret Norden bombsight, a mechanical analog computer, was accessed through bank vault doors, removed carefully . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/19--19:40: Lamorinda Vietnam Memorial
  • Lafayette, California.
    To give one's life in the cause of freedom for others is the noblest cause of all Robert Stanley Baird David Ray Elliott Terence Michael Hustead Kenneth Eugene Mattson Timothy Arma Thomas Donald Herbert White

    (War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/19--20:34: Jacoby Building
  • Arcata, California.
    The basement and first story of the building, at 8th and H streets (opposite), was constructed in 1857 for Augustus Jacoby. For many years it was a principal supply point for the Klamath Trinity mining camp trade. From 1858 . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/15/19--21:06: Old Four Fingers
  • Foresthill, California.
    Old Four Fingers, ruthless outlaw, was killed near this spot on April 1, 1851. Driven to a life of crime by the humiliation and degeration, resulting from a radical digital mutilation, preformed upon him by a pious father. . . .

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

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  • 12/15/19--21:36: Roseville Junction Monument
  • Roseville, California.
    The Roseville Junction Monument derives its name from two sources of inspiration. First, it reflects the name of the town in the 1860's. Roseville was the intersection between local rail lines and was appropriately called . . .

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

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    Roseville, California.
    The oldest section of this church, built in 1882-1883, was Roseville's first ecclesiastical structure. Dedication ceremonies for the church were held March 4, 1883.

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

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  • 12/16/19--05:19: William Pitt Richardson
  • Marietta, Ohio.
    Side A Richardson was born on May 25, 1824 in Washington County, PA. He graduated from Washington College in 1844 and moved to Ohio to be a teacher. In 1846 he enlisted In the Third Ohio Infantry and served in the Mexican . . .

    (Law Enforcement • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/16/19--05:53: Mills House
  • Marietta, Ohio.
    Built 1822 for H.P. Wilcox. Home of Col. John Mills and sons, William and John, 1836-1936 Marietta College president's home since 1937.

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

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    Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
    Civil War Event - August 15, 1861 During the night, a military force comprised of 250 Zouaves of the 8th Missouri Infantry Regiment and an artillery piece with its 13 men arrived from Cape Girardeau. They were under the . . .

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

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    near Lewistown, Montana.
    In the dark days following the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress appropriated massive defense appropriations. The US Army selected Great Falls, Montana, as the site of a major air base. Concurrent with its . . .

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

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  • 12/16/19--08:52: Hangar
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    The airfield’s immense hangar dominates the flight apron and appears much as it did when World War II vintage B-17s roared down the runway. Construction of the airfield began in July 1942. The original hangar plans were soon . . .

    (Air & Space • Notable Buildings • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/16/19--09:08: Training Building
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    During World War II, many aircrews came to Lewistown for the final phase of their training. Here they logged an average eight hours of ground school for every hour of flying time. In this building the men studied aircraft . . .

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

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  • 12/16/19--09:27: Pre-War Hangar
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    Local businessman Harrison Green established Lewistown’s first airport at this location in 1928, intending to sell it to the city or operate it as a private enterprise. The city, however, established its own airport in 1933 . . .

    (Air & Space • Charity & Public Work • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/16/19--10:03: Camouflage Building
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) trained its field maintenance crews in camouflage painting to make aircraft difficult to distinguish from the ground. Constructed in the spring of 1943, this building was designed for . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/16/19--10:03: Quartermaster Warehouses
  • near Lewistown, Montana.
    Caring for the squadrons of men who trained at the airfield was no easy task. It required a permanent host crew of approximately 150 to keep the base running smoothly. In addition to providing the actual training, members of . . .

    (Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/16/19--10:12: The Gordon Hampton Oak
  • Stanford, California.
    Posted as a sentry on the dark, damp night of November 17-18 1931, Gordan Hampton, '35, a frosh of only six weeks on the "Farm," stood under the adjacent oak tree to sound the alarm of any Cal attempt to torch prematurely . . .

    (Notable Events • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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