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Ways to Explore Southern Maryland’s Scenic and Historic Routes

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Port Tobacco, Maryland.
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail This unique trail is designed for you to experience by boat. It is America’s first waterway national historic trail and includes more than 3,000 miles explored by Captain . . .

(Colonial Era • Native Americans • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Old Courthouse

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St. Louis, Missouri.
On April 6, 1846, a slave named Dred Scott and his wife Harriet sued for their freedom in this courthouse. The Scotts had been taken by their owner to free jurisdictions and then returned to Missouri, a slave state. In 1857, . . .

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

Edmund Freeman Saddle & Pillion Burial Ground

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Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Edmond Freeman Born in England 1590 Died in Sandwich 1682 A Founder of the Town of Sandwich in 1637 Assistant to Governor Bradford 1640 - 1647

(Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jeremiah Morrow's Barn

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Maineville, Ohio.
Side A In 1795, at the age of 23, Jeremiah Morrow came to the Northwest Territory from Pennsylvania. He purchased land along the Little Miami River in Deerfield Township and in 1799 married Mary Parkhill of Pennsylvania. . . .

(Architecture • Politics • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Tawas Point Light Station

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East Tawas, Michigan.
(side 1) In 1850 the U.S. Lighthouse Service commissioned a light station to safely guide ships into Tawas Bay. The first light station was built in 1852 at the end of Tawas Point, then known as Ottawa Point. The prisms of . . .

(Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to Brunswick Square Gardens

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, United Kingdom.
Brunswick Square Gardens were laid out in 1796 as part of the Foundling Hospital Estate. The main building of the hospital for children who could not be brought up by their natural parents had been built in 1745 on the site . . .

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

Cooks Hall

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, United Kingdom.
Site of Cooks Hall Destroyed by Fire 1771

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

Lewis and Clark Trail

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near Burbank, Washington.
October 16, 1805 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date: "After getting safely over the rapid and having taken diner set out and proceeded on seven miles to the junction of this river and the Columbia which . . .

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

Canal Boat Building

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Muncy, Pennsylvania.
In the 19th century travel by roads was slow and treacherous and railroads had not yet been established. Canal travel, for passengers and cargo, was a dependable means of transportation; canal boats helped to link . . .

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

Canal Boats

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Muncy, Pennsylvania.
You are looking at the bow and stern sections of a replica canal "cargo" boat that was salvaged from the National Canal Museum, Easton by Muncy Historical Society volunteers in January 2012. Brought to Muncy in many pieces, . . .

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

First Mass Arrest of Gays in Mexico

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, Mexico.
A las tres de la mañana del domingo 18 de noviembre de 1901, la policía asalta una reunión de homosexuales, algunos de ellos vestidos de mujer. Esta redada le inventa a los gays de México un pasado que es, en síntesis, la . . .

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

The Lock-tender and His House

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Muncy, Pennsylvania.
You are looking at a replica of a lock-house façade that was salvaged from the National Canal Museum, Easton by Muncy Historical Society volunteers in January 2012. Dismantled and brought to Muncy, the sections were . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

250th Anniversary of the Founding of the Mission at Tancoyol

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, Mexico.
Tancoyol…voz huasteca que significa lugar del dátil silvestre, de su verde y feraz valle surgio representada en la fachada de esta Mision la Misericordia de la Luz. Empresa civilizadora cuyos sentimientos plasmados en su . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Nuestra Señora de la Luz de Tancoyol Franciscan Mission

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, Mexico.
Patrimonie Mondial World Heritage Patrimonio Mundial A título de la Convención concierniente a la protección del Patrimonio Mundial, Cultural y Natural, las Misiones Franciscanas de la Sierra Gorda figurán en la Lista del . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

6th and 9th Tennessee Infantry

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near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Tennessee 6th & 9th Regiments Infantry. Maney's Brigade Cheatham's Division 2:30 P.M. September 19, 1863.

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

Defenders of Jewish Children World War II Memorial

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, Netherlands.
aan allen de tijdens de duitse bezetting hebben geholpen joodse kinderen voor deportie te behoeden 1940 1945 - (English translation:) To all those who helped to protect Jewish children from deportation during the . . .

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

Alabaster

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Tawas City, Michigan.
This area is named after a variety of gypsum, discovered offshore by Douglass Houghton in 1837. Prospectors soon began searching for other gypsum deposits, and this quarry was opened in 1862 by B. F. Smith. Used at first as . . .

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

Battle of Cobleskill

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Richmondville, New York.
On May 30, 1778, Joesph Brant with Tories and Indians burned the settlement

(Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Presque Isle Front Range Light

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Presque Isle, Michigan.
In 1869 the U.S. Congress appropriated $7,500 to build two range lights marking the channel into Presque Isle Harbor. Orlando M. Poe submitted plans in May 1870, and by August the range lights were in operation as seafarers . . .

(Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Kauffman / John Kauffman House

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Presque Isle, Michigan.
side 1: John Kauffman In 1858, German immigrant John C. Kauffman (1833-1913) left Buffalo bound for Chicago aboard a ship that later ran aground near Bell Bay. John walked ashore and made his way to Burnham’s Landing at . . .

(Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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