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  • 08/15/17--09:21: John D. Henderson
  • near Vale, Oregon.
    John D. Henderson was the third child of twelve born to Perman D. and Sarah (Trapp) Henderson, both originally of Tennessee. John was born December 30, 1828, in what is now part of downtown Kansas City, then farmland, where . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--10:13: Katharina Czisch
  • , Germany.
    geboren am 7. September 1909 als Katharina Probst in Leer/Ostfriesland gestorben am 21. Januar 1999 in Stuttgart Die Berufsträume ihrer Jugendzeit, den Armen unter den Menschen das Leben zu erleichtern, konnte die Juristin . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Alamo, Georgia.
    Spring Hill, settled in 1807, was a preaching place on the Ohoopee Circuit by 1814. In 1850 John Carmichael gave land for a campground. A tabernacle replaced the brush arbors about the church. Campmeetings continued seven . . .

    (Churches, Etc. • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--10:20: Douglass and McGar Parks
  • Fort Worth, Texas.
    From the late 1800's, through the 1920's, during a time of Jim Crow segregation, Douglass and McGar Parks served as recreational grounds for African Americans in Fort Worth. In 1895 Thomas Mason, an African-American . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--10:33: State Road 4A
  • Summerland Key, Florida.
    The first Overseas Highway, also known as State Road 4A (SR 4A), consisted of two roadway segments both completed by 1928. One spanned from Key West to No Name Key, and the other from Key Largo to Upper Matecumbe Key. . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--10:38: Henry Kyd Douglas
  • Hagerstown, Maryland.
    An officer in the Confederate army, Douglas served with distinction on the small personal staff of General “Stonewall” Jackson during the Valley Campaign (1862) which made Jackson a legend in military history. Wounded six . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--12:11: Vale
  • Vale, Oregon.
    Origin of name, Vale of Cashmere The first building on the site on the present City of Vale was built on the banks of the Malheur by Jonathan Keeney in 1864. He offered accommodations to the migrants and miners on their way . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--12:24: Stephen Meek's Cutoff
  • Vale, Oregon.
    In 1845 Meek led 200 families away from Oregon Trail seeking a shorter route west. Gold found enroute began Blue Bucket legend. Hardships drove train back to Oregon Trail at The Dalles.

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

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  • 08/15/17--14:01: Daytona 500
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    2002 Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton #22

    (Entertainment • Sports) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--14:02: Daytona 500
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    2003 Daytona 500 Champion Michael Waltrip #15

    (Entertainment • Sports) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Urbana, Ohio.
    In honor of the men and women of Champaign County who served in the World War 1914- 1918 Urbana Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1925

    (War, World I) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--14:13: The Old Bank Building
  • Poolesville, Maryland.
    A Poolseville landmark, the Old Bank was built in 1910. Its architectural style is referred to as “vaguely classical” and was typical of many of the town's structures. Most of the historic downtown was destroyed by fire in . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--14:17: Power And Politics
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, opened in 1918, was one of the largest projects of urban redesign ever undertaken. It was a product of the Reform Era in American politics, marked by improvements in public education and public . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Thunder Bay, Ontario.
    Born in Carlisle, England, Baxter came to Canada as a child. He studied in Toronto and at the Sulpician College in Montreal before becoming, reputedly, the first English-speaking Jesuit novice in Canada. After his ordination . . .

    (Churches, Etc. • Notable Persons • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--14:24: Friends Select School
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Friends Select School provides a strong, academic education to elementary and secondary school-aged children. Overseen by two Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the school traces its roots to the . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--14:31: Connaught Square
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario.
    This square was named in 1936 for Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria. He was serving in Canada with his regiment in 1870, when Colonel Wolseley named Prince Arthur's Landing (later Port Arthur) in . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--14:35: Historic Rice Public Library
  • Kittery, Maine.
    Rice Public Library opened on 5 November 1888. The institution’s first trustees included former New Hampshire Gov. Ichabod Goodwin, who was married to Arabella’s cousin Sarah Parker Rice. Their mansion is one of the . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--14:40: Vibrant Community
  • Shiloh, Tennessee.
    Topped off with a temple, a chief's residence, or a governmental building, this mound served as the social and ceremonial focus of the community. The summit offered an unparalleled view of religious ceremonies, dances, . . .

    (Environment • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--14:44: Thunder Bay Tourist Pagoda
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario.
    This tourist kiosk was erected in 1909 to promote Port Arthur's social and economic merits to visitors and investors. Its eye-catching architecture and strategic location reflect civic boosterism and the city's rivalry with . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--14:59: Daytona 500
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    1997 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24

    (Environment • Sports) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--16:54: Civil War Memorial
  • South Portland, Maine.
    In honor of those who served in the War for the Union 1861 - 1865 "Yours has the suffering been the memory shall be ours." "Your silent tents of green we deck with fragrant flowers." Erected by Thatcher Post No. 111 . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--18:44: Cutoff Fever
  • Vale, Oregon.
    Eager to save time on the Oregon Trail, emigrants often attempted shortcuts. Between 1845 and 1854, three wagon trains left this campsite seeking a cutoff to the Willamette Valley. The Meek Cutoff of 1845 Frontiersman . . .

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

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  • 08/15/17--18:45: Rev. John O'Dowd
  • South Portland, Maine.
    First Rector of the Sacred Heart Church

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

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  • 08/15/17--19:12: Vale Oregon Trail Kiosk
  • Vale, Oregon.
    (Inside this kiosk are seven panels which deal with the Malheur River and Meek's Cutoff. "Pathway to the "Garden of the World" Excitement filled the air May 22, 1843 as nearly one thousand Americans left Missouri toward . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 11 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/15/17--20:25: From Arsenal to Icon
  • Springfield, Massachusetts.
    The massive building ahead served as Springfield Armory's Main Arsenal, a storage facility for the weapons manufactured here. Constructed between 1847 and 1850 during the term of Commanding Officer James W. Ripley, the . . .

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