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  • 01/11/20--12:20: What shape do you see?
  • Arboretum, District of Columbia.
    Most bonsai are modeled after natural trees in nature. However, about 400 years ago, it was popular in China to train potted trees into shapes of animals, especially the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which includes the . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Asian Americans • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--12:36: Timeless Trees
  • Arboretum, District of Columbia.
    Centuries ago the art of cultivating trees in pots traveled across the sea from China to the island nation of Japan. There it slowly acquired a distinctively Japanese style. While the Chinese sought to capture the essence of . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--12:43: If trees could talk...
  • Arboretum, District of Columbia.
    ...this one would tell quite a story. It has grown as a bonsai for so long that it passed through five generations of a single family of bonsai artists in Japan before crossing the ocean to live here. The Yamaki family was . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Horticulture & Forestry • Peace • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--12:47: Branching Out
  • Arboretum, District of Columbia.
    Though an ancient art in Asia, the practice of bonsai spread through the western world only in the 19th century. Today, all types of people, not just scholars and experienced masters, are learning about and practicing this . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--15:48: A Cannery at the Crosswaters
  • Chittenango, New York.
    The canal increased industry productivity. It quickly brought raw materials and workers to factories, and made shipping faster and cheaper than transporting over land. Some structures of the canal were even specially . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--15:48: Feeding the Canal
  • Chittenango, New York.
    The high ground from Syracuse to Rome, known as the Rome Summit Level, was the first completed section of the canal. Water does not naturally fill this section because of its elevation, but the canal needed to be full to be . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--15:49: A Busy, Bustling Boatyard
  • Chittenango, New York.
    In the late 1800s the boatyard across from you was full of boats, shops, people, horses and mules. The heart of the complex was the three-bay dry dock where canal boats were repaired. New boats were built on the ground next . . .

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

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    Chittenango, New York.
    When a canal boat needed repairs, the captain went to the nearest dry dock. A dry dock was a basin or bay that could be flooded to get a boat in, and then drained so that the boat could be repaired. Along the canal, at least . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--16:46: Limestone Mansion
  • Cherry Valley, New York.
    "Roselawn", formerly known as the Belcher Mansion, was the original site of the Hotel Eagle which burned in 1866. The land was then purchased by Susan Belcher and a house erected out of limestone from the Campbell Quarry, as . . .

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

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  • 01/11/20--16:56: Colonel John Harper
  • Schoharie, New York.
    Born Boston, Mass. 1734 - died Harpersfield, N.Y. 1811 Frontiersman, Soldier and Patriot Protector of the frontiers during the Revolution Commandant of Schoharie Fort, 1777 Captain Rangers July 17, 1777 Guide of Gen. James . . .

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

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  • 01/11/20--17:02: David Ellerson
  • Schoharie, New York.
    Memorial to David Ellerson 1749 -1838 Schoharie County Revolutionary hero, Patriot, soldier, scout Member of Morgan's Rifle corps. Served at Trenton, Monmouth, Saratoga and in Sullivan's campaign. One of the captors of . . .

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

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  • 01/11/20--17:05: NYU Native Woodland Garden
  • New York, New York.
    On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first laid eyes on the island named Manhatta by its local residents, the Lenape people. Since then, Manhattan has developed into one of the world’s most altered landscapes. Today, there is . . .

    (Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Morris, New York.
    Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--17:19: William Yates
  • near Morris, New York.
    Baronet, humanitarian, noted doctor, from Sapperton, Eng. Introduced vaccination in America in Philadelphia in 1799. Died, Morris, Mar. 1857

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--17:50: The Frankfort House
  • Struthers, Ohio.
    Alexander Frankfort (1842-1930), the last surviving Civil War veteran from Struthers, built this house in 1884. His wife, Louisa Jane Johns Frankfort (1851-1921), purchased the land from Thomas Struthers for $190.00. The . . .

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

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  • 01/11/20--18:11: Haynes Garrison House
  • Sudbury, Massachusetts.
    One-Eighth of a mile north is the site of the Haynes Garrison House the home of Deacon John Haynes. Here the settlers by their brave defense saved the town when King Philip and his Indian warriors attacked Sudbury in April, 1676.

    (Colonial Era • Notable Events • War, French and Indian) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--18:20: Worcester
  • Worcester, New York.
    The Town of Worcester (pronounced wUS-ter) is at the divide between the Hudson and Susquehanna watersheds. It was a Mohawk, Indian hunting ground when the Servos family, Palatine Germans, began settlement, perhaos by 1740. . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/11/20--20:05: Company Officers' Quarters
  • Missoula, Montana.
    The reconstruction of Fort Missoula after 1904 equipped the facility to serve as a regimental headquarters. The new cast concrete buildings in the Mission style were built along a curved boulevard a few hundred feet . . .

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

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    Missoula, Montana.
    Reconstruction of Fort Missoula between 1904 and 1912 transformed the old log and frame complex into a more modern, more attractive facility. The Mission style, at the height of popularity during this period, was well suited . . .

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

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  • 01/12/20--06:05: El Cárcamo de Dólores
  • , Mexico.
    Hace 4,500 millones de años, la tierra era todavía una bola de magma, cuando el planeta se enfrió lo suficiente como para que el agua se condensara, las nubes se agolparon en el cielo y los océanos se precipitaron en forma . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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