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  • 11/13/19--19:21: Old Post Office
  • Fallon, Nevada.
    In 1929, this building was deemed a magnificent improvement to the city. Built to U.S. Postal Service standards, this brick structure features massive single doors on either end of a vestibule that protects the inside from . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--20:11: John M. Jones House
  • Galveston, Texas.
    John Maxwell Jones, a native of Delaware, came to Galveston in 1839 and opened a jewelry store on The Strand. Active in area commerce, he helped organize the First National Bank of Galveston. His wife Henrietta was the . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--20:44: Wegner House
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Built during Galveston’s prominent business era, this house was completed in 1892 in the San Jacinto neighborhood for Ernest and Christiana Wegner. Designed by architect Carl Heufs, the house is a classic L-plan Queen Anne . . .

    (Architecture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/13/19--20:50: J.F. Smith House
  • Galveston, Texas.
    Designed by Nathaniel Tobey, Jr., and built in 1884 for the family of John Francis Smith, this house is an excellent example of Italianate architecture. Prominent features of the house include paired brackets, a bay window, . . .

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

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  • 11/13/19--20:58: Calloway Cemetery
  • Euless, Texas.
    The earliest marked graves in this cemetery are those of two brothers, Richard H. Calloway (1832-1874) and Joseph W. Calloway (1829-1877), who owned this land in the 1860s. Richard's widow Catherine (Coble) deeded 1.5 acres . . .

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

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    , Germany.
    Rhein, Main und Donau wollte schon Karl der Große mit der ab 793 gebauten Fossa Carolina verbinden. Dieses Projekt griff der bayerische König Ludwig I. (1825-1848) wieder auf. Er beauftragte 1830 Hein- rich von Pechmann mit . . .

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

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    Galveston, Texas.
    Dr. Frederick K. Fisher (1852-1920) and his wife Lucy Adelaide (Selkirk) (1856-1939) purchased this property in February 1888 and had this house built that same year. Both members of pioneer Texas families, the Fishers were . . .

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

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  • 11/13/19--21:23: Arizona's First Zoo
  • Phoenix, Arizona.
    This concrete trough was part of E.A. Tovrea Memorial Zoo. In June 1942, the Phoenix Gazette announced the opening of a zoo featuring Arizona wildlife. The small zoo housed bison (like the one pictured here) elk deer, . . .

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

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  • 11/13/19--22:13: Claus Graf Stauffenberg
  • , Germany.
    Claus Graf Stauffenberg Oberst I.G. Symbol des Deutschen Widerstandes fuer seine Tat am 20 Juli 1944 - (English translation:) Claus Graf Stauffenberg, Lieutenant-Colonel of the General Staff, symbol of the German . . .

    (War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--06:54: Fort Granger
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    After the Union army occupied Franklin, hundreds of enslaved African Americans fled neighboring plantations and farms and headed toward the Federal camps. Some of these self-emancipated former slaves, called “contrabands,” . . .

    (African Americans • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery were originally part of Arlington House, the 1,100-achre home of General Robert E. Lee and his family before the war began. Today, the cemetery covers 612 acres and is the final . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    Booker T. Washington was born to Jane Ferguson, slave and cook on the James Burroughs plantation, in Hardy, Virginia, in 1856. Beneath the trees of a local park, a group of slaves, including 9-year-old Washington, learned of . . .

    (African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--07:07: Robert E. Lee Sycamore
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Robert E. Lee Sycamore grows at the immense plantation where the famous Confederate general was born. The thickly wooden acres of Stratford Hall were home to four generations of Lees, including Richard Henry Lee and . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--07:33: Town of Farmington
  • Farmington, Delaware.
    The Town of Farmington was first settled in 1851 as Flatiron. In 1855, the Delaware Railroad built a station at a crossroads in the community near the home of Governor William Tharp. When a new post office opened in 1858, . . .

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

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  • 11/14/19--07:37: Battery Park Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    On April 12th, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., a mortar shell from Fort Johnson, Johns Island, South Carolina, arched across the sky. The shell exploded almost directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Within minutes of the first . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--08:19: The Demonstration Garden
  • Flint, Michigan.
    C.S. Mott established the farm and vegetable garden to be sure his family and guests could enjoy the benefits of healthy and tasty fresh food. As the children grew up and left home, the large vegetable gardens were no longer . . .

    (Agriculture • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--08:56: Havre Air Force Base
  • Havre, Montana.
    After the Soviet Union's detonation of an atomic bomb in 1949 and the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, tensions mounted between the United States and the USSR. To prevent a surprise attack, the US Air Force established a . . .

    (Military • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--10:14: Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump
  • Havre, Montana.
    Immense herds of bison once roamed the great North American prairies. As many as 30 million of the great shaggy beasts moved seasonally in herds of 25 to 300, following the same patterns year after year. Bison, or buffalo, . . .

    (Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--10:14: Havre
  • Havre, Montana.
    Cowpunchers, miners, and soldiers are tolerably virile person as a rule. When the went to town in the frontier days seeking surcease from vocational cares and solace in the cup that cheers it was just a well for the . . .

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

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    Havre, Montana.
    Indian people have lived in this area for at least 11,000 years. Throughout that time, buffalo were their primary source of food. The Indians devised ingenious way to hunt buffalo with the buffalo jump, or pishkum, the best . . .

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

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    Havre, Montana.
    Red brick, finely crafted stonework, and a colonnade reminiscent of a Greek temple brought an imposing federal symbol to Havre in the 1930s. Securing state and federal funds for this post office was an expression of optimism . . .

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

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    , Germany.
    1321 urkundlich erwähnt historischer Keller erhalten 1584 abgebrannt und vom Stadtgerichtsschreiber Joh. Merzell wieder aufgebaut (3 Wappen im Haus) Um 1725 Vogelstuckdecke im Gartensaal 1995 Museum für Frühislamische Kunst . . .

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

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  • 11/14/19--11:58: Der Friedhof / The Cemetery
  • , Germany.
    Als in Folge des 30-jährigen Krieges der Kirchhof bei der Sankt Margaretenkirche zu klein wurde, legte man am damals östlichen Ortsrand den neuen” Friedhof an. Dieser wurde seitdem mehrfach nach Norden und Osten erweitert. . . .

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

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    , Germany.
    Mitbegründerin des Bistums Bamberg Statue 1750 von Johann Peter Benkert Kopie 1992, Original in der St. Jakobskirche Einzig erhalten gebliebene Figur von sechs der 1784 durch Hochwasser zerstörten Brücke - (English . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/14/19--13:45: Das Badhaus / The Bathhouse
  • , Germany.
    Die Geschichte des ehem. Gemeindebadhauses ist eng mit den berühmten Zeilitzheimer Badern ("Balbierern, Bruchschneidern") verknüpft. Als Wundärzte heilten sie Krankheiten, Blessuren und Brüche, ließen zur Ader oder setzten . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.