Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a public footpath that follows more than 2,100 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridge lines between Maine and Georgia. It was designed, constructed, and marked in the 1920s and 1930s by . . .
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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. This seven-acre, man-made lake was created in the 1750s to power the iron works once located at the lower end. The lake is fed by about 30 natural springs clustered behind the tavern and at the upper end of the lake. The . . .
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Jonesville, Louisiana. Dewey W. "Jakie" Wills (May 15, 1930 - March 17, 1993) was born and raised in Pollock Louisiana. He graduated from Pollock High School, Southwestern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. In June 1955 he began . . .
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Blackhawk, Louisiana. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a resolution on May 2, 2013, to rename the Red River-Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in honor of distinguished . . .
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Williamsburg, Kentucky. Mahan Hall was constructed in 1906 for use as a dormitory for men at Cumberland College. Originally named Felix Hall in honor of board of trustees member, Dr. W. H. Felix of Lexington, Ky. Named changed to Mahan Hall, May . . .
Watertown, South Dakota. Watertown was platted by the Winona & St. Peter Railroad. The uptown district, consisting of six square blocks, was divided into narrow lots intended mostly for commercial use running parallel to the railroad tracks. . . .
Mount Vernon Square, District of Columbia. The wooden chapel here was completed in 1857 as a mission of the McKendree Methodist Church. Known as Fletcher Chapel, it may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Washington's Anti-Saloon League began meeting at . . .
Mount Vernon Square, District of Columbia. After this neighborhood's original Northern Liberty Market on Mount Vernon Square was razed in 1872, a new Northern Liberty Market was built along Fifth between K and L streets. When owners decided that fresh farm products . . .
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near Stanford, Kentucky. Isaac Shelby, soldier, statesman, and surveyor, was Kentucky’s first governor. He served from 1792 to 1796 and was re-elected in 1812. Shelby came to Kentucky in 1774 when he was hired by the Transylvania Company to survey . . .
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near Platteville, Colorado. Fort Vasquez As trappers and explorers, Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette helped build the lucrative fur trade. But by 1835, when they raised Fort Vasquez midway between Fort Laramie and Bent's Old Fort along Trapper's . . .
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near Stanford, Kentucky. The General and Statesman Isaac Shelby’s military decisions at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1779 secured a critical victory for America during the Revolutionary War. Before war’s end, Shelby had also served in the North . . .
Montrose, Colorado. The Tunnel That Made the Desert Bloom Early settlers in the Uncompahgre Valley found getting water to the fertile but arid soil an ongoing challenge. Originally, irrigation water from the Uncompahgre River was diverted onto . . .
Ault, Colorado. Weld County Irrigation Here is a land where life is written in water. – Thomas Hornsby Ferril Hard-pressed to turn crusty sod into fertile soil, northern Colorado's earliest farmers devised an ingenious solution: they built . . .
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Medal of Honor SFC Randall Shughart U.S. Army Special Forces Sniper Newville, PA Cumberland County 1958 - 1993 Sergeant Shughart gave the supreme sacrifice during a rescue attempt of a downed helicoptor pilot in Somolia We . . .
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near Montrose, Colorado. The Dominguez-Escalante Expedition Just south of here on August 27, 1776, the Spanish explorers Dominguez and Escalante met a Ute Indian whom they called El Surdo (The Deaf One). They were seeking a route west, the two . . .
Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania. This field is dedicated and named after Ralph "Jesse" Stoll where he played and managed in the Cumberland County League from 1933 to 1954 and the West Shore Twilight League from 1954 to 1976.
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near Montrose, Colorado. The Spanish empire's influence on the American southwest began long before the 1776 journey of Dominguez and Escalante. Indeed, Spanish conquistadors, in search of gold and silver, explored the region as early as 1540. Santa . . .
near Montrose, Colorado. As Father Escalante so appropriately recorded in his diary, the Dominguez Escalante expedition was made “in behalf of the Light." Dominguez and Escalante were Franciscan priests, and their religion strongly influenced the . . .