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  • 01/21/18--18:05: Celtic Cross
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    Dedicated to the original Irish settlers of 1749 and to the contributions of the Irish community to Halifax, to Nova Scotia and to Canada Tíolactha do na hÉireannaigh a bhain fúthu í Halifax sa bhliain 1749 is mar . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--18:30: The Mitchell House
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    City of Halifax Registered Heritage Property

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

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  • 01/21/18--18:55: Abraham Lincoln
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life. "I was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--19:04: Port Gamble Market
  • Port Gamble, Washington.
    Here the company sold meat and vegetables raised by local farmers. The building was remodeled into a garage after the market moved into the store building in 1916

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--19:07: James & Sarah Thompson House
  • Port Gamble, Washington.
    This is the oldest continuously occupied house in the state of Washington. James Thompson came to Port Gamble on the schooner Towana and his descendants lived in the home for more than 99 years. The Thompsons owned the house . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--19:09: WM. Walker - E.G. Ames House
  • Port Gamble, Washington.
    William Walker, master mechanic, lived here with his wife Emma, daughter Maude, and son-in-law Edwin Ames. The house was close to the mill so Walker was nearby in case of emergencies. Ames was the resident manager from . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--19:12: Camperdown Elm
  • Port Gamble, Washington.
    It was in 1640 that the "Earl of Camperdown" in Dundee Scotland noticed a branch growing on the floor of his elm forest. He grafted it to a Scotch Elm tree and it took hold producing the first Camperdown Elm. The Scotch Elm . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--19:14: St. Paul's Church
  • Port Gamble, Washington.
    Modeled after the Congregational Church of East Machias, Maine. The steeple bell was a gift from the San Francisco Pope & Talbot's officers' wives. It arrived by sailing vessel in 1879. The church's steeple and original . . .

    (Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--19:18: Scion of the Washington Elm
  • Seattle, Washington.
    The tree under which General Washington first took command of the American Army, July 3, 1775. In commemoration of the 192nd anniversary of this event the Washington State Society Sons of the American Revolution erected this . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--19:22: Fremont Bridge
  • Seattle, Washington.
    Late at night on June 15th of 1917 the world's first vehicle crossed the Fremont Bridge. Foot traffic was allowed across the bridge deck the next day and has continued in a steady stream since then, along with horse drawn . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--19:26: Early Highway of the West
  • Ridgefield, Washington.
    The Columbia River, located a few miles west of here, was one of the first highways in the West. American Indians used canoes as their principal transportation between camps and villages along the river, carrying fish, . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--19:29: Steamer Idaho Wreckage
  • Seattle, Washington.
    Beneath your feet lies the wreckage of the pioneer sidewheel steamer "Idaho", which served from 1900 until 1909 as Dr. Alexander de Soto's famous wayside mission hospital. Here Dr. de Soto ministered to the needs of . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--19:32: Colman Dock
  • Seattle, Washington.
    Colman Dock was built on this site by J. M. Colman in 1909. This dock was center of ferry boat activity on Puget Sound. Seattle Ferry Terminal dedicated May 18, 1966, National Maritime Day - 1966

    (Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--21:01: Joel McCrea Ranch
  • Thousand Oaks, California.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places

    (Agriculture • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--21:11: Vernon-Brannan House
  • Sacramento, California.
    Sacramento’s first post office was located on this lot in 1849. In 1853, Henry E. Robinson bought the lot from Samuel Brannan and built this three story brick building, naming it the Jones Hotel. The Sacramento Pioneer . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--21:18: The Heritage House
  • Pleasanton, California.
    The Heritage House has been the center of historical horse racing activities in the Livermore – Amador Valley for over 90 years. Built around 1900, it is the sole remaining structure from the days of the privately-owned . . .

    (Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--21:22: Conflict Over Water
  • Tahoe City, California.
    Controlling the flow of water through Lake Tahoe's Truckee River outlet The Donner Lumber and Boom Company built the first dam across the Truckee River outlet in Tahoe City in 1872. Water released through the dam controlled . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--21:28: Gay 90's Pizzeria
  • Pleasanton, California.
    Here stands one the first commercial buildings in Pleasanton, possibly as old as 1864. Originally a general store, this building has been a bar, brothel, bank and unofficial Wells Fargo stagecoach stop. Since 1959 it has . . .

    (Entertainment • Environment • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Devils Tower, Wyoming.
    Ever wonder what those big concrete pyramids down by the river are? Why are they there? How long have they been there? Before the Keyhole Dam was built in 1952, the old bridge (built in 1928) across the Belle Fourche River . . .

    (Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Martinez, California.
    In the city, from 1879 to 1932, the 70 acre parcel of land extending in a triangle from what is now Bush Street to Pacheco Boulevard to Brown Street to Alhambra Creek was owned by The Christian Brothers Religious Teaching . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--21:43: 1914 Rasmussen House 1990
  • Dublin, California.
    Site of the home of Peter and Wilhelmina Rasmussen from 1914 until 1937. Peter came to America from Denmark in 1871. He was part of a wave of Danish immigrants who settled in Alameda County. The house was a Craftsman . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--22:00: Lucky's Legacy
  • South Lake Tahoe, California.
    On this site, between 1880 and 1909, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin created the elaborate Tallac Resort. The luxury complex featured a hotel, a casino, several cottages, a clubhouse, a boathouse, and three piers. Wealthy society . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--22:06: Ghadar Party
  • Astoria, Oregon.
    The Ghadar Party, often considered the beginning of the 20th century Indian independence movement, crystalized in May 1913 at a meeting in Astoria's Finnish Socialist Hall (located behind this sign along Marine Drive). This . . .

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

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  • 01/21/18--22:08: It's a Dog's Life
  • near Interior, South Dakota.
    Dogs have changed and adapted over millions of years. Members of the dog lineage gradually evolved in to the wolf by growing longer, stronger legs and a shorter tail. This increased size led to increased strength and power . . .

    (Animals • Paleontology • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 01/21/18--22:20: Trains and Tourists
  • Tahoe City, California.
    In the years before automobiles and paved highways, local businessman D. L. Bliss needed a way to bring people to his new Tahoe Tavern hotel. He formed the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company to build and operate a . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.