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  • 03/25/17--15:41: Biloxi Cemetery
  • Biloxi, Mississippi.
    Historians believe that the oldest and southernmost section of the Biloxi Cemetery was the burying place for French settlers during the early 1700s and for generations thereafter. The first officially written record of the . . .

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

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  • 03/25/17--16:21: Burnt Swamp Association
  • near Pembroke, North Carolina.
    Baptist churches serving Lumbee and other tribes. Association was formed in 1881 at Burnt Swamp Church, then 2½ mi. N.

    (Native Americans • Churches, Etc.) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/25/17--16:25: The Moran Site History
  • Biloxi, Mississippi.
    The Moran Site is a French cemetery dating from ca. 1720-22 and is among the oldest and most significant French colonial sites in the U.S. Human remains near the site were first uncovered in 1914; stories abounded as to the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/25/17--17:00: 15th Wisconsin Infantry
  • near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
    Text on the Front Side of the Monument: 15th Wisconsin Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Ole C. Johnson 3rd Brigade - 1st Division 20th Corps. Text on the Back Side of the Monument: 15th Wisconsin Infantry. This regiment, . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Biloxi, Mississippi.
    In the early 1700's, "New Biloxi" served as a staging ground for thousands of European immigrants brought over to work the inland concessions. This cemetery had first been revealed in 1969 after Hurricane Camille and was . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/25/17--18:30: Archaeological Findings
  • Biloxi, Mississippi.
    Sadly, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 devastated the Moran Art Studio, but it did allow exploration of the rest of the site. Faculty and students from the University of Southern Mississippi conducted archaeological excavations . . .

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

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  • 03/25/17--18:30: The Memorial Garden
  • Biloxi, Mississippi.
    In February, 2012, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources acquired nearly an acre of land located at 110 Porter Avenue, Biloxi, to preserve a time in history, long forgotten.The remains of 32 French servants were . . .

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

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  • 03/25/17--20:39: Angus W. McLean
  • Lumberton, North Carolina.
    Governor, 1925–1929, Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1920–1921. Home is 1 mile south, grave 100 yards N.W.

    (Notable Persons • Politics) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/25/17--20:54: John Willis
  • Lumberton, North Carolina.
    Founder of Lumberton, captain in Revolution, later brigadier general; member of legislature, conventions of 1788, ’89. Plantation was here.

    (War, US Revolutionary • Political Subdivisions • Politics) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/25/17--22:05: Waiting Their Turn
  • Petersburg, Virginia.
    By 6:00 am on July 30, 1864 the trenches before you were ?lled with black Union soldiers waiting to enter the Battle of the Crater. Ahead of them in line were white Union troops struggling to advance because of Confederate . . .

    (War, US Civil • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/25/17--22:26: Joseph Cotten
  • Petersburg, Virginia.
    Joseph Cotten, actor, was born in Petersburg. At school he excelled in football and on the stage. He appeared in several Broadway productions during the 1930s and joined Orson Welles’s Mercury Theater company. Cotten made . . .

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

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  • 03/26/17--07:38: The Executive Branch
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    A NEW NATION: A NEW FORM OF GOVERNMENT The federal government moved from New York City to Philadelphia in 1790. Years of contentious debate over where to locate the nation's capital contributed to the divide between North . . .

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

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  • 03/26/17--09:47: Thompson Institute
  • Lumberton, North Carolina.
    Established 1881 for blacks by Lumber River Baptist Association. Boarding school; trained teachers; named for A.H. Thompson. Succeeded here by public school in 1942.

    (Education • African Americans) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Delanco, New Jersey.
    Beeker, Volney; Burk, James R.; Cooper, L.C.; Hamlin, Daniel; Hamlin, Elmer; Hoey, Frederick E.; Kairitis, Paul; Kendall, Daniel; Powell, Ross E.; Rodman, R.H.; Scott, Vincent, Jr.; Willard, Robert J. Boche, Gary A. (Viet . . .

    (War, World II • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Delanco, New Jersey.
    Tieman, William R. "Viet 68" Boche, Gary A. "Viet 68"

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/17--11:56: Honor Roll
  • Delanco, New Jersey.
    This Tablet is Erected in Honor of the Boys of Delanco N.J. Who Served Their Country in the Victorious World War for Democracy 1917 - 1918 Army Rufus Alden; Frederick Austin; Daniel Blackburn; Albert Borden; Walter Bracey; . . .

    (War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/17--12:04: Hungry Horse Clearing Ball
  • Hungry Horse, Montana.
    This ingenious 4.5 ton, 8-foot diameter ball was used in 1950 for clearing operations on 6,207 acres in the Hungry Horse Reservoir. Two contractors, S.L. (Red) Wixson, and John H. Trisdale, developed it. The ball was dragged . . .

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

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  • 03/26/17--12:08: The Legend of Hungry Horse
  • Hungry Horse, Montana.
    Two husky freight horses, Tex and Terry, working in the rugged wilderness of the Flathead River’s South Fork area, wandered away from their sleigh during the severe winter of 1900-1901. After struggling for a month in . . .

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

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  • 03/26/17--12:18: "Babe" Ruth
  • Delanco, New Jersey.
    On July 1, 1924, Babe Ruth hit a home run on this Athletic Field in a game between Delanco and the Burlington County All-Stars. Over 5000 baseball fans attended this historical baseball game.

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

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  • 03/26/17--12:23: Surrounded by Wilderness
  • near Hungry Horse, Montana.
    You are at the gateway in the Upper Flathead River which drains Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (the Bob) and the southeastern corner of British Columbia. 219 miles of the three forks of the . . .

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

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  • 03/26/17--12:30: Bad Rock Canyon
  • near Hungry Horse, Montana.
    The Flathead River enters the valley through Bad Rock Canyon. Old-timers aver that a Blackfeet war party from the plains surged over the divide years ago seething with ambition to corral a choice assortment of cayuses and . . .

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

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    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    On the site of the present Market Street Post Office Building stood until the early 1960’s the old Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Station, Harrisburg’s second passenger terminal that exemplified the City’s prominence and . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 03/26/17--13:00: "I will fear no Evil"
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Many evenings, Oney Judge would sit on her pallet where she slept at the foot of Martha Washington's bed, sewing and listening to the First Lady read the Bible, sing hymns, and pray with her two granddaughters in the next . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Conway, South Carolina.
    The historic brick for this park was donated in memory of Martha Ann Ray by her family, Allen L., JoAnn and Gregory Allen Ray. The brick was acquired by the Ray Family in 1969 when the St. John’s Hotel (circa 1836) in . . .

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

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  • 03/26/17--14:52: "I am free now"
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Oney Judge's strong desire for freedom drove the 22-year-old enslaved seamstress to flee the President's house on May 21, 1796. With the help of friends of African descent, she found passage to New Hampshire, where she . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.