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Bashan

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near Long Bottom, Ohio.
On July 18, 1863, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders rode through Bashan on their way to Buffington Island. At the Old Bashan Church crossroads, they encountered a funeral party. Morgan stopped . . .

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

Conestoga Indian Town

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania.
The Conestoga Indians in origin largely the survivors of the defeated ancient Susquehannas or Minquas of Iroquoian stock located their village variously on these lands in the Penn Proprietary Manor of Conestoga chiefly west . . .

(Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Finnish American National Historical Archive & Museum

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Hancock, Michigan.
Finlandia University, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, established the Finnish American National Historical Archive and Museum (FANHAM) in 1990 to honor the past contributions of Finnish Americans, to link present visitors . . .

(Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The First Finnish Newspaper in America

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Hancock, Michigan.
The first Finnish newspaper in America was the “Amerikan Suomalainen Lehti,” published by A. J. Muikku in Hancock on 14 April 1876. It was printed at the northwest corner of Quincy and Reservation Streets at the offices of . . .

(Communications • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Southbridge World War I Memorial

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Southbridge, Massachusetts.
They gave their today for our tomorrow Names of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice Frank Beers Adelard Bibeau Leo Bibeau Stanislas Boisvert Thomas H. Brogan William Broughton Henry C. Cunha Samuel Desmaris Parmelius . . .

(War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Johnson's Brigade

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Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Johnson's Brigade Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps. Col. John S. Fulton. Sept. 19, 1963, 3:30 pm, 2nd Position. 17th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd. 23d Tennessee, - Colonel R. H. Keeble. 25th . . .

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

The McFarlane House

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Richmond, Texas.
A native of Scotland, Isaac McFarlane (1840-1900) served with Terry's Texas Rangers during the Civil War and later became a successful merchant in Richmond. This home was constructed for his family in the early 1880s by . . .

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

Jefferson Street Ballparks

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Jefferson Street Grounds and later Athletic Park hosted several monumental games here. Early civil rights activist Octavius Catto captained the Pythians against the white Olympic ball club in 1869 – the first interracial . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania.
The Atglen & Susquehanna Branch was constructed (1903-1906) by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) as the middle segment of its Low Grade lane, an ambitious through-freight route which extended some 140 miles from Morrisville . . .

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

St. John's United Methodist Church

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Richmond, Texas.
While Methodist missionaries had served the Richmond area as early as 1824, this congregation was organized January 22, 1839, by the Rev. Jesse Hord. Early members included some of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists. . . .

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

Conestoga

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania.
Lancaster – 7 Conestoga Home of the Conestoga Wagon Formerly Conestoga Center Founded by John Kendig 1805

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

Fort Bend County Courthouse

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Richmond, Texas.
This classical revival building is the fifth courthouse for Fort Bend County, which was organized in 1837. The structure was designed by C. H. Page of Austin and dedicated in 1909. The contractor was the Texas Building . . .

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

Pederson Ranch House

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Thousand Oaks, California.
When the college opened in 1961, the chicken coops located on the Pederson ranch were converted for campus use. F Building housed the campus coffee shop, which doubled as the cafeteria, and a full soda fountain, E Building . . .

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

Clark Memorial Chapel

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Pomfret Center, Connecticut.
George Newhall Clarke Memorial Chapel Completed 1908 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior

(Churches & Religion • Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Anno 1726

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, Germany.
Nach Ostern ist viel Schnee gelegen, in Wäldern, Feldern aller Wegen, und haben je dennoch durch göttische Güt, die Trauben vor Pfingsten noch alle verblüht. Man brachte auf Jakobs Tag Trauben herein und wachs dies jahr noch . . .

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

The Cost of Dynamite

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania.
Dynamite was essential for expedient construction of the A&S. Rock cliffs on the Susquehanna River were blasted for months to create shelves that carried the rails northward, a lower route for the older Port Road and an . . .

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

The Highest Compost Pile in the World

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Climax, Colorado.
Eighty years of mining operations on Fremont Pass disturbed more than five square miles of land and altered the course of a stream. As of 2009, Climax Molybdenum Company had spent nearly $50 million on land reclamation and . . .

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

Duncansby Head Lighthouse

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, United Kingdom.
The lighthouse here at Duncansby Head is one of over 200 that are located around Scotland’s wild coastline. Operated and maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board they warn ships of dangerous waters and provide safe . . .

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

Captain Joseph C. McElroy

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Racine, Ohio.
Born at Oak Grove, prospected in the California goldfields in 1849. During the Civil War he raised a militia company at Racine, and was later promoted Captain of Co. K. 18th O.V.I. After the war, he served on the Racine . . .

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

Pierre Laclede

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Saint Louis, Missouri.
This monument is erected to commemorate the landing of the founders of the City of Saint Louis Pierre Laclede and companions in the year 1764

(Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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