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  • 01/07/20--10:53: Meeting House
  • Tillson, New York.
    Friends' Church, built in 1800. Phebe Tillson was the first recommended minister.

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

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  • 01/07/20--11:13: Tillson House
  • Tillson, New York.
    First established 1778. Home of Job Tillson, scout in Revolutionary army at 12 years. Community named in honor of family.

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--11:25: JFK Memorial
  • Hyannis, Massachusetts.
    The 35th President of the United States, 1961 - 1963 John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. At age 43, he was the youngest person . . .

    (Government & Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--11:48: Founders Memorial
  • New York, New York.
    Composed of stonework from the façade of the original university building at Washington Square Dedicated at University Heights 1894 Rededicated at Washington Square 1978

    (Education) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--11:52: Tawaeri Taqui
  • Tillson, New York.
    Northwest corner of the patent granted to the Huguenot settlers of New Paltz, in 1677, is one half mile west.

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

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  • 01/07/20--11:58: D&H Canal
  • Rosendale, New York.
    Started 1825, opened 1828. Important waterway in the development of New York State, connecting Delaware and Hudson Rivers.

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--14:04: Louis Bolduc House
  • Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
    Louis Bolduc House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance In commemorating the history of the United States of America

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

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    Vandalia, Illinois.
    Come inside and live the story of the Historic National Road, the road that built the nation. Just thirty years after declaring independence from the British, the young nation was feeling the growing pains of westward . . .

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

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  • 01/07/20--14:12: Waterloo City Hall
  • Waterloo, Illinois.
    The Waterloo City Hall is situated on Lots 75 and 76 at 100 West Fourth Street in the southerly block between Main Street and Church Street. In 1816, George Forquer purchased a tract of land that is now part of the City of . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Waterloo, Illinois.
    213 South Main Street Became the headquarters of Harrisonville Telephone Company in 1905 when the Company moved in, occupying one-fourth of the building. At that time, the remaining space was apartments. As Harrisonville . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--17:31: 425 Connell
  • Missoula, Montana.
    Insurance agent George F. Gould and his wife, Susie, purchased this lot from the South Missoula Land Company in 1913. The deed stipulated that a dwelling worth at least $3,000 be constructed on the premises within fifteen . . .

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

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  • 01/07/20--17:51: 415 Connell Avenue
  • Missoula, Montana.
    Contractor E. S. Newton, who purchased this lot in 1910, undoubtedly constructed this fashionable bungalow. With its low-pitched hipped roof and wide, sheltering eaves, the one-story residence was designed to convey a sense . . .

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

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  • 01/07/20--18:31: Locks
  • Syracuse, New York.
    The locks at the Weighlock are designed in the same manner as a standard lock. However, the basic function between a traditional lock and a weighlock differ. In a traditional lock, flooding the chamber was a simple function . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--18:31: Double Enders
  • Syracuse, New York.
    Buildings constructed on the banks of the canal had two distinct sides, one faced the canal and one faced the street. The street sides of the buildings along the canal featured ornate facades to attract passing pedestrians . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--18:32: Gateway to the World
  • Syracuse, New York.
    The Erie Canal did much more than link the cities of Albany and Buffalo. It opened America's midwestern heartland to European immigrants entering New York Harbor. The Weighlock Building, the only one remaining in the world, . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Syracuse, New York.
    Typically both taverns and general stores were found at the lock sites. Both maintained gardens which supplied fresh vegetables not only for the patrons of the stores but also to the passing boatmen. Flower gardens were also . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/07/20--18:33: Poster Project
  • Syracuse, New York.
    This building was originally a dry goods store typical of those along the Erie Canal. The south side of the building, opening onto Water Street, featured a storefront, while the north side served to unload goods arriving by . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/08/20--04:00: Vandalia
  • Vandalia, Illinois.
    In 1828 Joseph Shriver surveyed the National Road from Indiana to the Illinois capital at Vandalia. Between the Wabash and Kaskaskia rivers, he found little more than wilderness. By the mid-1830s, the National Road had . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/08/20--04:02: Brownstown
  • Brownstown, Illinois.
    Nearly 100 years before Brownstown businesses offered fuel, food, and lodging to motorists following US 40 across America, there was Ezra Griffith and Twin Pumps. A New York native, Griffith followed the National Road to . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Communications • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/08/20--04:04: St. Elmo
  • St. Elmo, Illinois.
    St. Elmo's history is rooted in the dust of a settlement named Howard's Point. Hamlets like Howard's Point relied on the National Road to sustain their businesses. Some of these small settlements grew into cities. Others . . .

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

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