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  • 08/25/16--06:39: Rollie F. Williams
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    An All-Time football and basketball star and nine-letterman at the University of Wisconsin from 1920-1923. A sensational halfback in football - a great guard in basketball and a fine outfielder in baseball. He was born, . . .

    (Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--06:43: Silas Towne
  • near Mexico, New York.
    Revolutionary hero here overheard plans of St. Leger's Army whereby patriots saved Ft. Stanwix & won Battle of Oriskany

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

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  • 08/25/16--06:51: Historic Mifflin
  • Mifflin, Ohio.
    Side A Mifflin was founded in 1816. Originally known as Petersburg, the name was changed in 1827 in honor of the settlers that moved here from Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The first village jailhouse and . . .

    (Churches, Etc. • Settlements & Settlers • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--07:01: Cummins Home
  • Marion, Ohio.
    Side A Thomas Stinson Cummins, owner of a successful dry goods store, built his home in the early 1870s on the outskirts of the growing village of Marion. The home was purchased in 1889 by Henry M. Barnhart, an inventor, and . . .

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

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  • 08/25/16--07:07: Lutherland
  • Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.
    In 1926, Lutherans from the NY metro area created a vacation site dedicated to Christian values. This was the entrance to over 1,300 acres on which their dream was realized. A lake, hotels, youth camps, and family cottages . . .

    (Churches, Etc.) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--07:34: Sarasota's Bayfront
  • Sarasota, Florida.
    Side 1 Sarasota Bay and its downtown bayfront have long been considered the brightest jewels in Sarasota’s crown. In 1910 Bertha Palmer, who helped put Sarasota on the international map, proclaimed Sarasota Bay more . . .

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

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  • 08/25/16--07:40: City of Sarasota
  • Sarasota, Florida.
    Side 1 On a bright spring morning in 1885, a surveying team from the Florida Mortgage and Investment Company cleared a ten foot area in what is today the center of Five Points. The group was led by Richard Paulson who . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--07:55: Dr. Morgan E. Norris
  • Kilmarnock, Virginia.
    Dr. Morgan E. Norris, a Lancaster native and the Northern Neck’s first black physician, practiced medicine at this site 1917-1964. He opened to all races specialty surgical clinics, bringing enhanced medical care to the . . .

    (Education • Civil Rights • Science & Medicine • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--08:09: Chalmette Monument
  • Chalmette, Louisiana.
    The construction of a monument honoring Andrew Jackson and his troops was the first step in recognizing the importance of the battlefield and saving it for future generations. In 1852 the Louisiana legislature appropriated . . .

    (War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tappahannock, Virginia.
    (panel 1) John Smith Explores the Chesapeake Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and . . .

    (Agriculture • Native Americans • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tappahannock, Virginia.
    (panel 1) John Smith Explores the Chesapeake Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and . . .

    (Native Americans • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Lancaster, Virginia.
    (panel 1) John Smith Explores the Chesapeake Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and . . .

    (Native Americans • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels • Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rowley, Massachusetts.
    . . .

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

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    Rowley, Massachusetts.
    Rowley's tribute to her men who served in the military or naval service of the United States in the War to preserve the Union. There names appear here. Erected 1901 1861-1865 [There are three sides of engraved names]

    (War, US Civil • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rowley, Massachusetts.
    In honor and memory of those of Rowley who served in World War II 1941-1946 There are 7 columns of names inscribed.

    (War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rowley, Massachusetts.
    To those who served 1950 Korea 1955 There are 2 rows of names inscribed alphabetically

    (War, Korean) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rowley, Massachusetts.
    Lest we forget Vietnam 1964-1975 Followed by 2 columns of names listed alphabetically.

    (War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Rowley, Massachusetts.
    1917-1919 Erected by the town or Rowley in honor of the men who served their country in the World War Followed by 3 columns of names inscribed alphabetically Dedicated 1935

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

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    Ipswich, Massachusetts.
    To all those who served their country 1775 Revolutionary War 1781 1812 War of 1812 1812 1861 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish American War 1898 1899 Campaign Era 1917 1917 World War I 1918 1941 World War II 1945 1950 Korean . . .

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

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    Ipswich, Massachusetts.
    Side 1 A few rods east of this spot were the dwelling and school house of Ezekiel Cheever first master of the Grammar School 1650-1661. In the east side of the common was the home of Rev. Nathaniel Ward 1634 Minister of . . .

    (Churches, Etc. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--13:50: U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun
  • Port Hudson, Louisiana.
    Marker 1 32-pounder guns were the smallest standard "sea-coast" cannon and among the smallest "ship-borne" cannon in 1861. These cannon were made of iron, were designed with smoothbore barrels, and were intended to throw . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--13:57: U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun
  • Port Hudson, Louisiana.
    Marker 1 In 1822, Lieutenant Colonel Paixhan, of the French artillery, submitted a plan for using long-chambered cannon at slight elevations to throw large heavy shells at a long range in the same way as solid shot. Other . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/16--14:12: Escape Across the Potomac
  • Washington, District of Columbia.
    As war with Britain wore on, some U.S. military leaders believed the nation's capital, with its inland location and military defenses, was safe. So Washingtonians were cruelly surprised when the British invaded on August 24, . . .

    (War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Essex, Massachusetts.
    To the 186 loyal sons of Essex 1861 who fought for the Union. 1865 Erected through the efforts of W.R.C. No. 114. Antietam • Wilderness • Cedar Creek Appomattox • Ressaca • Port Hudson • Gettysburg New Orleans • Mobile • . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Woolford, Maryland.
    Dorchester Parish c. 1675-1690 Built by English colonists on land patented in 1675 to Henry Aldridge, a former indentured servant, Old Trinity Church is one of the oldest church buildings in the United States still used for . . .

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