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  • 12/22/19--16:29: Intrigue at King’s Ferry
  • Stony Point, New York.
    The crucial King’s Ferry crossing between Stony Point and Verplanck was guarded on both sides of the river by small American garrisons for most of the Revolutionary War. Military passes were required for using the ferry. In . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/19--16:32: A Crucial Crossing
  • Stony Point, New York.
    During the American Revolution, King’s Ferry was the most secure Hudson River crossing north of British-held New York City. It was the key connecting New England with the rest of the thirteen states. From August 2-25, 1781, . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/19--16:33: The Path to Victory
  • Stony Point, New York.
    In 1781, the American and French allies combined their armies at a pivotal turning point in the Revolutionary War. Under the command of General George Washington and French General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de . . .

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

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  • 12/22/19--16:34: 4-10 Grove Street
  • New York, New York.
    These four houses, erected between 1825 and 1834, are typical of those built in New York in the early 19th century preceding the increases use of Greek Revival forms. Their simplicity of design is typically enhanced by . . .

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

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  • 12/22/19--16:40: Sainte Genevieve
  • Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
    Oldest permanent settlement in Missouri founded ca. 1735 by Illinois French as river depot for lead and salt. Moved 3 miles to present site after 1785 flood. Named for the patroness sait of Paris. A vivid reminder of claims . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/19--16:43: The Minorcan Heritage
  • St. Augustine, Florida.
    The Minorcans, some 1,300 people of Mediterranean origins, were brought to Florida in 1768 as contract employees to farm a large indigo plantation at New Smyrna, 70 miles south of St. Augustine. Though most came from the . . .

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

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    Kaskaskia, Illinois.
    George Rogers Clark's capture of Kaskaskia in July, 1778, doomed British control of the Illinois country. The occupation of Kaskaskia was the first step in Clark's plan to capture the western headquarters of the British at . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Orlando, Florida.
    Patriots Of The American Revolution 1775 - 1783. Heroes Of Liberty Daughters Of The American Revolution Orlando Chapter Dedicated June 12, 2010

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/19--17:00: The Liberty Bell of the West
  • Kaskaskia, Illinois.
    This bell, given by King Louis XV of France to the Catholic Church of the Illinois Country in 1741, has been in Kaskaskia for centuries. The people of Kaskaskia rang it in celebration after George Rogers Clark occupied the . . .

    (War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/22/19--17:02: Constitution Monument
  • St Augustine, Florida.
    : On March 19, 1812, the Spanish Parliament in Cadiz wrote the first Spanish Constitution and issued a Royal Decree for all Spanish towns throughout the empire to build monuments and rename their main plazas La Plaza de la . . .

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

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    Heber Springs, Arkansas.
    In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice from Cleburne County Iraq Parker, Tommy Lynn "TJ" Jr. Woodham, Anthony Lynn World War I Denwoody, Frank • Stark, George B. Estes, Charles D. • Thompson, Perry J. . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Marshall, Arkansas.
    "American Indians inhabited these Ozark hills for thousands of years until the turmoil of European exploration and long periods of drought caused their movement out of the highlands at the same time that European trappers, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Marshall, Arkansas.
    Devils Backbone Road Cut-Geology This road cut exposes the upper Fayetteville Shale, and overlying lower Pitkin Limestone deposited in a shallow sea covering the southern Ozark region as the Mississippian Geological Period . . .

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

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  • 12/23/19--06:25: Flint Automobile Company
  • Flint, Michigan.
    Could it be done here? Hardy was vacationing in Europe when he noticed the advancements being made there in automobiles. Hardy realized the auto's potential in America, but was unable to convince Flint's carriage makers to . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/19--07:16: Placer County Emigrant Road
  • near Tahoe City, California.
    The Placer County Emigrant Road, known today as the Western States Trail, extended from Yankee Jim's on the Foresthill Divide to the Washoe Valley in Nevada. Built in 1852, the road served emigrants before providing a link . . .

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

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  • 12/23/19--08:56: F.W. Woolworth Building
  • Great Falls, Montana.
    A close look at the Woolworth Building’s upper floors makes evident that it was originally two separate, but closely related edifices. Connecting arches over second-story windows, a decorative metal cornice, and a crowning . . .

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

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  • 12/23/19--09:03: Lemon Boarding House
  • Great Falls, Montana.
    Beneath the façade of this solid-looking building stands a much older wooden boarding house. In 1891, only seven years after the founding of Great Falls, a two-story dwelling stood on this lot. Mrs. S. H. Lemon ran the . . .

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

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  • 12/23/19--09:16: Masonic Temple
  • Great Falls, Montana.
    Freemasons trace their history to the stonemasons of Medieval Europe, an association referenced in the design for the Great Falls Masonic Temple. Constructed in 1914, the three-story building features a dramatic central . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 12/23/19--09:26: Dubbs Block
  • Great Falls, Montana.
    A shortage of steel and limited purchases of nonessential goods during World War II caused the automobile industry to skyrocket after the war ended. As the troops came home and the economy recovered, Montana experienced this . . .

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

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  • 12/23/19--09:46: First Methodist Church
  • Great Falls, Montana.
    First Sermon by Reverend Jacob Mills 401 Central Avenue 1884 Reverend Francis Asbury Riggin and Reverend William Wesley Van Orsdel secured present Church site 1886 First Sanctuary 1888 Second Sanctuary 1902 Educational Wing . . .

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

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