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    Pompey, New York.
    Roman Catholic Mission Church First in Pompey was located here, 1857-1866. Father James Cahill, first priest.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--13:10: The Küenster Building
  • Waterloo, Illinois.
    Hubert Küenster immigrated to America from Germany in May 1852. He came to St. Louis, where he was a clerk in Dr. Berghoff’s drug store for a year. Some of his countrymen were residents in the neighborhood of Waterloo, and . . .

    (Architecture • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--15:02: Pompey Academy
  • Pompey, New York.
    Site of Pompey Academy 1810-1834 Original academy was 40 x 50 feet frame building, two stories, gable end facing south.

    (Architecture • Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--15:14: Baptist Church
  • Pompey, New York.
    Built 1820 by N. Sterling. Frederick Freeman first pastor. Abandoned in 1834. Roman Catholic Church, 1866-92. Now LeMoyme Hall.

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--15:17: Disciples Church
  • Pompey, New York.
    Disciples of Christ Church Organized in 1834 with 28 members Present building built by Matthias Berry in 1868

    (Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--15:21: Eastham Remembers
  • Eastham, Massachusetts.
    Eastham Remembers 1917 - World War - 1919 Army Chase Ralph A · Collins Bernard C · Clark Henry E · Horton Earl K Camp Brewer Leonard J · Hatch Freeman C · Gill Alfred D · Steele George B Navy Hopkins Clifton · Steele . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--15:25: First School
  • Pompey, New York.
    Erected in Town of Pompey 1798 and used until 1810 Hepsabah Beebe — Teacher Cemetery adjoined school grounds. Later removed

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

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  • 01/03/20--16:54: Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Madison, Wisconsin.
    This land known as Forest Hill was purchased by the City of Madison in 1857 for $10,000 to be used as the City's burial site. Between 1859 and 1866, this became the location for reburial of bodies that were removed from the . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--16:58: Forest Hill Soldiers' Lot
  • Madison, Wisconsin.
    Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War (1861-1865). As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. This . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--17:01: St. Jacob
  • St. Jacob, Illinois.
    In the mid 1800s, roughly a quarter-mile east of where you stand, Madison County residents carved a settlement from farm fields, prairie grass, broken forests, and the National Road. Here, the National Road was little more . . .

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

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    Madison, Wisconsin.
    Olbrich Park This park was formerly known as Lake Front Park and remains one of Madison's largest lakefront parks with sixteen acres of land. In 1922, Michael B. Olbrich formed the Madison Parks Foundation to raise money . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--20:12: Morien Bay
  • Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    The history of the village of Port Morien, rooted as it was in mining and fishing, is tightly entwined with Morien Bay itself. The Mi'kmaq name was "Noolektooch", (Noo-lack-took) meaning "place jammed with ice", or . . .

    (Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/03/20--20:14: Flint Island Light Station
  • Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    Flint Island is a treeless little republic sitting in the Atlantic six miles east of Port Morien. The nearest landfall is the Northern Head, approximately two miles west. It is an estimated 800 yards long and 140 yards wide. . . .

    (Notable Persons • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    In 1861, Archibald and Company, a family-run business from North Sydney, opened the Gowrie Mine in Cow Bay. It was the most successful mining operation in Cape Breton in the 19th Century. Preliminary mining commenced at an . . .

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

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  • 01/03/20--20:15: The Fishery in Port Morien
  • Port Morien, Nova Scotia.
    The first recorded commercial fishing activity in Cow Bay occurred when the Bourinot family purchased fish, dried them, and supplied the fishermen. Lobster factories could be found in both Port Morien and South Head. The . . .

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

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  • 01/04/20--04:59: The Quandary of Freedom
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi.
    After Grant's army came ashore at Bruinsburg, each enslaved person in this area was faced with a decision: whether or not to flee to freedom. Directly in the path of the Union army, the slaves who lived and worked on the . . .

    (African Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/04/20--06:16: Address by President Lincoln
  • Natchez, Mississippi.
    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) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Corning, New York.
    The old thermometer draw tower stands as a monument to Corning’s technology leadership. When built in 1912, the tower represented a great step forward in tubing production technology – the vertical draw. Before Corning . . .

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

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  • 01/04/20--08:09: Site of Log Cabin
  • near Janesville, New York.
    First Christian meeting place in the settlement of Dorlach. Erected circa 1760, through the Lutheran ministries of Rev. Peter N. Sommers

    (Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/04/20--08:12: Highland
  • Highland, Illinois.
    During the era of stagecoach travel, the building before you played an important role. It anchored a relay station. Coach journeys were broken into stages of about 10 miles. At the end of each stage, drivers stopped at a . . .

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

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