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Transportation Tribute

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
These four sculptures stand in tribute to the role of public transportation in Williamsport's growth, economy and quality of life. The Streetcar Era: 1865-1933 The first mode of public transportation in Williamsport was the . . .

(Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery

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near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery 4 Napoleons, 2 24 PDR. Howitzers. Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps. September 20, 1863. 1st Lieut. Francis L. D. Russell, Commanding. 2d Lieut. John G. Butler. Early in . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Architectural Artifacts

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The L.L. Stearns & Sons department store actually consisted of two separate buildings along with several additions. On this wall and the adjoining wall of the plaza are several artifacts from the facades of the Stearns . . .

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

Trade & Transit Centre Site History

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Once a wheat field and popular slope for sledding, this site has long been central to the economic growth of the City of Williamsport. The portion of the L.L. Stearns & Sons department store that occupied the corner of Pine . . .

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

Millstones

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
Quarriers cut millstone blanks from an exposed ledge of gneiss rock adjacent to Mill Rock Branch, a small stream at the upper end of Sautee Valley. They used hardened steel hammers known as mill picks to cut grooves (lands) . . .

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

Rapid Railway Company

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Roseville, Michigan.
Interurban service became the most successful mode of transportation through Roseville in the early 1900s. Starting in 1895, the Rapid Railway Company ran electric interurbans along Gratiot Avenue between Detroit and Mt. . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of the Bank of Elkhart Lake

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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
In 1949, this building was the home of the Bank of Elkhart Lake where representatives of the SCCA met with Bank President James Johnson to discuss holding sports car road races in and around the Village of Elkhart Lake. With . . .

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

L.L. Stearns & Sons History

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
In 1850 Laten Legg Stearns, a farmer from Massachusetts, came to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, and opened his first store - L.L. Stearns. Shortly after the Civil War, he moved his merchandise by raft down the Susquehanna River . . .

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

Battery A, 1st Ohio

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near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. 4 James, 2 Napoleons. Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps. September 20, 1863, Morning. Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Commanding. 1st Lieutenant Edmund B. Belding, . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

300 Block Main Street

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Pineville, Louisiana.
1913: E. Blum opened a nursery on land leased from the Jewish Cemetery. Later, O.M. Barnage and James Haley operated nurseries there until the cemetery expanded. 1858: Charles Schraeder, Theodore Schaedel and Christian Baden . . .

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

Downtown on the Move

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Downtown Shopping Throughout much of the 20th century, Williamsport shoppers found everything they needed right downtown, from fresh farm produce to clothing, home furnishings, books, and gifts. L.L. Stearns & Sons . . .

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

Slave Dwelling

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.
The Nacoochee slave cabin is one of only a few slave dwellings to survive in Georgia. Built on a stacked stone foundation and framed with hand-hewn timbers and lumber bearing the telltale marks of a sash saw, it saw for more . . .

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

Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery

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near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery. 4 12 Pounder Howitzers. Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps. September 20, 1863. 1st Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing, Commanding. Early in the morning the Battery re-supplied . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Volta Place: A Place in History

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Georgetown, District of Columbia.
The first house of worship in Georgetown — a town dominated by Presbyterian Scots — was a log church built in 1769 by a Lutheran congregation where the present Lutheran church now stands (opposite). The Presbyterian Burial . . .

(African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Prairie Potholes

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near Leola, South Dakota.
When the last Glaciers receded from the Northern Great Plains 10,000 years ago, they left behind shallow depressions called "potholes." Some of these prairie potholes hold water temporarily, while others hold water . . .

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

Sumter County Farmers Market

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Webster, Florida.
In the late 1800s, the small farms populating Sumter County competed against each other to send their fruit and vegetables away to market. Looking for a way to sell produce which would better serve the community and benefit . . .

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

City of Wharton

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Wharton, Texas.
The town of Wharton was founded as the seat of Wharton County in April 1846. Land for a courthouse, named Monterey Square, was given from the land grant of William Kincheloe, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" . . .

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

Wharton County

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Wharton, Texas.
Wharton County Created April 3, 1846 From Matagorda, Jackson and Colorado Counties, Organized same year Named for William H. Wharton 1806-1839 Texas minister to the United States 1836-1837, and his brother John A. Wharton . . .

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

Fishermen's Park Access Bridge

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Port Washington, Wisconsin.
This Fishermen's Park Access Bridge over the Sauk Creek is the only remaining King Post Bridge in Wisconsin. It is unique for its all-metal King Post Construction, certified as significant in 1987 by the National Park . . .

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

War Dog Memorial

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Knoxville, Tennessee.
This War Dog Memorial is an exact replica of the original erected in Guam in 1994, was donated by Dr. Maurice Acree as a tribute to the unique bond between dogs and humans. Dr. Acree became a major benefactor to the UT . . .

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