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  • 01/02/20--12:08: King Solomon Lodge No. 56
  • Elyria, Ohio.
    King Solomon Lodge, the first Masonic Lodge in Lorain County, was chartered on December ll, 1821, with Heman Ely as Worshipful Master. Ely (1775-1852), a prominent land developer, founded the City of Elyria in 1817, and . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ovando, Montana.
    One their return trip from the Pacific Coast, the Corps of Discovery split into two parties at Travelers Rest (just south of Missoula, Montana) on July 1, 1806. Clark proceeded south down the route they had come in 1805 . . .

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

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    Elyria, Ohio.
    On Memorial Day in 1907, interurban car 123 crashed into the rear of interurban car 129 at the intersection of 5th Street and Middle Avenue. Eight passengers died including Homer Allen, son of Elyria businessman Edgar F. . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Oberlin, Ohio.
    First Church was built by the Oberlin Community in 1842-44 for the great evangelist Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875). He was its pastor, headed Oberlin College’s Theology Department, and later became College president. . . .

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

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  • 01/02/20--17:49: Collinsville
  • Collinsville, Illinois.
    Imagine Main Street in the early 1900s. Horses pull supply wagons stocked with fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to shops facing the thoroughfare. Trolleys bounce and clang as they trundle down rails at the street's center. . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    Joseph Talmage (J.T.) Irwin purchased a parcel of land in 1917 on the south side of Breakwater Street, with the intention of building an all-purpose store. He operated it for several years. At his death in 1934, his wife, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/20--20:09: Morien Institutions
  • Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    Schooling in Port Morien and Area Records show that schooling in Cow Bay goes back to 1826. There was a school at Gowrie Mine in 1862, and it burned down in 1880. In 1867, there was a school at South Head, destroyed by fire . . .

    (Education • Entertainment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/02/20--20:12: Morien's Legacy
  • Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    The Port Morien Project In the year 2000, a group of interested citizens met to revive an organization in the community, the Port Morien Development Association. It was an organization active in the late 1960s and early . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
    Founded in 1759, Ste. Genevieve Parish lays claim to being the oldest parish West of the Mississippi River, "The Mother Church of the West". After the town of Ste. Genevieve moved from its original location near the edge of . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--05:05: Troy
  • Troy, Illinois.
    "It looks like home." That's what Frederick Mersinger might say if he could see the cabin in this park. The building was reconstructed from photos of a log home purchased by Mersinger in 1859. Generations of Mersingers grew . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--05:57: Cotton Bowl
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Joe Labruzzo scored two first-half touchdowns, one from 3 yards out and another from the 1-yard line, as LSU ended the longest winning streak in college football with a 14-7 victory over second-ranked Arkansas. The Tigers . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--05:57: Sugar Bowl
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Second-string running back Glenn Smith entered late in the third quarter to rush for 71 yards and added a key 39-yard reception to help lead the Tigers to a 20-13 win over previously undefeated and sixth-ranked Wyoming. Down . . .

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

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    Southfield, Michigan.
    The Covenanter Church Southfield Reformed Presbyterian Church In 1834, Scots-Irish pioneer settlers from New York established the Church in Southfield Township. The Reverend James Neill served as the first pastor from 1842 . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--07:23: Peach Bowl
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Mike Hillman led LSU on a late-game touchdown drive as the Tigers held off a frantic fourth quarter rally by Florida State to win the inaugural Peach Bowl, 31-27. In what was a see-saw contest, Florida State led 13-0 early . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--07:45: Sun Bowl
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Bert Jones completed 12-of-18 passes for 227 yards and three second half touchdowns as 10th-ranked LSU overcame a slow start to beat 17th-ranked. Iowa State, 33-15, in the Sun Bowl in El Paso. LSU kicked a pair of first . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--09:43: Natural Science Building
  • Missoula, Montana.
    The first building added to the campus after 1908 was this facility, which housed the most modern equipment for all branches of life science research, including a stereopticon and motion picture apparatus. Begun in 1917 and . . .

    (Education • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--09:57: University Library 1922-1973
  • Missoula, Montana.
    Of the eight campus buildings constructed on the Carsley-Gilbert master plan, the library appropriately best expresses the Renaissance Revival style. Billings architects McIver and Cohagen designed this architectural gem . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--10:03: University Library 1908-1923
  • Missoula, Montana.
    This enduring landmark was the fifth and final contribution to the campus by renowned Missoula architect A. J. Gibson. A work of exquisite craftsmanship and the university’s only example of Neo-classical architecture, the . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--10:28: Rankin Hall
  • Missoula, Montana.
    Built in 1908 as the University Library, this neoclassical building was Architect A. J. Gibson's fifth and final contribution to campus. In 1983 it was renamed in honor of 1902 graduate, suffragette and pacifist Jeannette . . .

    (Notable Persons • War, World II • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--10:41: First Architect
  • Missoula, Montana.
    A.J. Gibson, a prominent western Montana architect at the turn of the 20th century, conceived UM's stately brick building style. Gibson designed the first five campus buildings, three of which stand today - University Hall, . . .

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

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