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  • 12/19/19--18:42: W.L. Perkins Warehouse
  • Folsom, California.
    On approximately this site, a freight warehouse and depot was constructed in April 1860. The brick freight depot measured 30 feet by 100 feet and was leased by W. L. Perkins, a merchant specializing in freight. The building . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Folsom, California.
    Site of the car/carpenter shop, constructed in 1863 as a workshop where railroad cars and other rolling stock were built. The building was demolished in 1895 and the bricks were reused at the Folsom powerhouse.

    (Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Wadsworth, Nevada.
    In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways . . .

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

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    Bellingham, Washington.
    Boulevard Park and Taylor Dock were just a few of the many efforts led by Byron Elmendorf, the first Director of the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department. Under his leadership, determination and collaboration efforts, . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Loomis, California.
    On this site stood the Blue Anchor Fruit Packing Shed. This was one of the largest fruit packing sheds in Loomis and was part of a series that the California Fruit Exchange built in Loomis beginning in the 1930's. The sheds . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--04:39: Jalen Mills
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Jalen Mills continued LSU's claim as being "DBU,"earning first-team All-American honors in 2015 despite missing the first five games of the season with an injury. A four year starter in the secondary, Mills finished his . . .

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

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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    French calvary officer who served as aide-de-camp to General Lafayette in Continental Army, 1781. Agent in selection of lands in Louisiana given by congress to Lafayette and host to the general on his 1825 visit to Louisiana.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Francois Gardere, Treasurer of State of Louisiana 1823-1843, owned this plantation in 1826. Buried here in 1849 was Madame Riviere, his wife's mother, a brilliant member of Orleans society that included Gov. Carondelet and Baron Pontalba.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--06:35: Albert Florestan Aucoin
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Confederate soldier, Bynum's Co., 9th La. Batt. Survived the rigors of siege of Port Hudson, returned to his Highland Road Home, only to be killed by a stray bullet while asleep on his bed. Gravesite lost.

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--08:22: The Third Union Invasion
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Third Union invasion was significant because it was the first deployment of African American troops in Florida by the federal government. The 33rd USCT (United States Colored Troops), formerly known as the 1st South . . .

    (African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Columbia, Illinois.
    1775 • 1918 Memorial in honor of our sons and daughters who served their nation in freedom's cause and in memory of who gave their those of our number who gave their last full measure of devotion in the six great wars . . .

    (War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--10:08: Address by President Lincoln
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, . . .

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

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  • 12/20/19--10:36: It Takes A Community
  • Bellingham, Washington.
    Bellingham's desire for a waterfront park started in the late 1960's when industry closures brought about available, vacant property. Civic leaders acquired land and committed funding. The result of this community effort: . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--12:45: Borden's Dream
  • Brightwood, District of Columbia.
    WRAMC was named for Major Walter Reed, but it was the persistence and vision of another Army doctor, Major William Cline Borden, that led to the construction of the first prominent structures for a U.S. Army general hospital . . .

    (Education • Science & Medicine • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--12:59: Walter Reed General Hospital
  • Brightwood, District of Columbia.
    As conceived by Major Borden, the Walter Reed General Hospital campus was to focus around a large hospital and administrative building, with separate and symmetrically arranged outbuildings. In 1905, congressional funding . . .

    (Architecture • Science & Medicine • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--13:19: James and Ida Goulette
  • Iron Mountain, Michigan.
    Restoration and preservation of this Cornish Pumping Engine, the largest ever built in the nation, was made possible largely through the efforts of James and Ida Goulette of Iron Mountain. In a life time of service to his . . .

    (Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Brightwood, District of Columbia.
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center Named in honor of Major Walter Reed, pioneer in military medicine Dedicated September 26, 1977 A.D. Dedicated to Major Walter Reed, who proved the mosquito transmission of yellow fever, . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Education • Science & Medicine • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--13:47: Borden's Dream Realized
  • Brighwood, District of Columbia.
    While the hospital continued to emphasize clinical microscopy and bacteriology, achievements in other fields set the standards for military and civilian care in fields such as dentistry and X-ray use. The circumstances of . . .

    (Architecture • Education • Science & Medicine • War, Cold • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--14:13: Army Nurse Corps Training
  • Brightwood, District of Columbia.
    Until the early 20th century, the Army largely relied on untrained civilian women for temporary medical care for the sick and wounded. Shortages in medical staff set the stage for greater involvement of women in Army medical . . .

    (Civil Rights • Education • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/20/19--14:20: Major Walter Reed, U.S.A.
  • Brightwood, District of Columbia.
    [East face:] In recognition of the high public service of Major Walter Reed, U.S.A. [West face:] Walter Reed 1851-1902 Bacteriologist Research Scientist In honor of his great work in the fight for the eradication of . . .

    (Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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