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  • 09/29/16--12:05: 5th Wisconsin Battery
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    5th Wisconsin Battery. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps. This Battery Captain George Q. Gardner commanding, attached to Post's Brigade, was detailed to cover the withdrawal of the trains from Stevens' Gap to Crawfish . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/29/16--17:43: Texas Trail - 1866 - 1897
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    Along this trail passed herds of cattle from distant Texas to replace in Wyoming and Montana the fast vanishing buffalo and build civilization on the northwestern plains

    (Agriculture • Roads & Vehicles • Animals) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/29/16--17:59: Monuments to Wyoming History
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    First in the Nation Interested residents of Wyoming have long been marking, preserving, and protecting its important historic sites. Groups such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Wyoming Oregon Trail . . .

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

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    Van Tassell, Wyoming.
    The American Legion, founded at Paris, France in 1919, holds a long and enviable record of service to the nation and to the veterans of the nation's wars. Covering those formative years of rapid growth, Legion records are . . .

    (Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/29/16--18:31: Redwood Water Tank
  • Lusk, Wyoming.
    Redwood Water Tank was built to furnish water for the Fremont, Elkhorn, Missouri Valley Railroad steam engines. This line which was part of the Northwestern Line and later became the Chicago Northwestern Railroad that came . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry, U.S. Volunteers

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

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  • 09/29/16--19:00: Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    Here you stand on the Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail over which freight wagons and stagecoaches traveled between Cheyenne and the Black Hills gold mining area from 1876 to 1877. One of these stages may be seen in the Lusk museum. . . .

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

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  • 09/29/16--19:04: El Mexicano Fountain
  • , Mexico.
    Fuente El Mexicano No hay datos de la fecha en que se construyó, pero se conserva en buen estado luciendo su graciosa arquitectura, como testimonio de las pilas por medio de las cuales se distribuía a la ciudad el agua . . .

    (Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Architecture) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A.

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

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  • 09/29/16--19:38: Veterans Memorial
  • near Suttons Bay, Michigan.
    This Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all who honorably served in the defense of our great nation, living or deceased, in peace or war, resident or nonresident. We pay special tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice . . .

    (War, World II • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 12 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Text from the Front Side of the Monument Illinois Chicago Board of Trade Battery, 2nd Division - Crook, Cavalry Corps - R.B. Mitchell. Text from the Back Side of the Monument Commanded By Captain James H. Stokes. . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/29/16--20:49: North Unity
  • near Maple City, Michigan.
    The first white settlement in Cleveland Township was established on this site Nov. 1, 1855, and was called North Unity. The Shaldas, Krubners, and Svobodas, were among the early settlers. Agnes Krubner Svoboda, in whose . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--06:22: Joseph W. Luter, III
  • Smithfield, Virginia.
    In recognition of Joseph W. Luter, III for his generosity and loyalty to the town of Smithfield and its citizens. Joseph W. Luter, III, a Smithfield native, has been a generous benefactor to the Town of Smithville. Highly . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--06:33: Inyan Kara
  • near Moorcroft, Wyoming.
    Though rising only 600 ft above the floor of the plains, Inyan Kara Mountain stands as one of the most important cultural and historical landmarks of the Black Hills. Inyan Kara forms an important part of the sacred . . .

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

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    Garryowen, Montana.
    Where the Battle of Little Big Horn Began June 25, 1876 (map of battlefield) (showing Custer’s column, Reno’s column, Indian camp, Last Stand Hill) Custer Battlefield Museum

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/16--06:55: Fort Ellis
  • near Bozeman, Montana.
    Established as a military post August 27, 1867 by order of President Andrew Johnson and General U.S. Grant the post was abandoned in December 1886 Captain Wm. Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition encamped here July 14, . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Exploration • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/16--07:04: Ella Fitzgerald
  • Newport News, Virginia.
    Born here in Newport News 25 Apr. 1917, Ella Fitzgerald, known as Lady Ella or the First Lady of Song, was considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century. Her three-octave vocal range and . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/16--07:06: Gregory Cherry
  • Newport News, Virginia.
    Gregory Cherry was a man whose love for Newport News and the Southeast Community expressed itself in many ways. He served in the United States Army as an NCO Congressional Escort and in the prestigious Old Guard Fife and . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--07:11: Bozeman Pass
  • near Bozeman, Montana.
    Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman who guided portions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition led Captain Wm. Clark and his party of ten men over an old buffalo road through this pass on July 15, 1806. They were eastward bound and . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--07:19: The Bozeman Trail
  • near Bozeman, Montana.
    On July 14, 1806 Captain William Clark accompanied by 11 members of the expedition party camped about a mile east of here on the flat at the mouth of Kelly Canyon. The next day, Sacajawea guided the party up the canyon on an . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--11:31: George Lathrop
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    In Memory of George Lathrop Pioneer of the West, Indian fighter, veteran stage driver. Born at Pottsville, Pa. Dec. 24, 1830 Died at Willow, Wyo. Dec. 24, 1915 Buried here "A good man whose life was filled with striving . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--11:41: Lusk Rest Area
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    Although paved highways have existed in the U.S. since the 1920s, rest areas are a more recent feature of highway travel. In the 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson promoted a nationwide effort . . .

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

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  • 09/30/16--11:52: Breaks in the Prairie
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    Rawhide Buttes in front of you is an island habitat within the shortgrass prairie. Because the Buttes contain forest habitat, they support different species of wildlife than the surrounding prairie. Elk, deer, turkeys, . . .

    (Natural Features • Environment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/16--12:25: Jireh
  • near Manville, Wyoming.
    In the early 1900s, when homesteaders flocked to eastern Wyoming where agriculture opportunities seemed very promising, the Christian Church of Dayton, Ohio organized a religious agricultural colony and college fourteen . . .

    (Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/30/16--13:00: Mother Featherlegs
  • near Lusk, Wyoming.
    Here lies Mother Featherlegs Shepard. So called, as in her ruffled pantalettes she looked like a feather-legged chicken in a high wind. She was a road house ma'am. An outlaw confederate, she was murdered by "Dangerous Dick . . .

    (Notable Persons • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.