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Morgan's Raiders Camp

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
Gen. John H. Morgan's CSA cavalry of 2,000 camped three miles east, July 7, 1863. Next day crossed river at Brandenburg on 2 captured steamers, repelling attacks by gunboat ELK and Indiana militia. Moved thru Indiana into NE . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Lolo Trail

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Lolo, Montana.
The route that lies west of here, the Lolo Trail, was different from other east-west 19th century Americans trails. It did not witness a flood of cross-county migration. There were no covered wagons here. Unmapped and . . .

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

The Historic Bohemian Hall & Cultural Center

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Alton, Kansas.
Many Czech families, known locally as Bohemians, settled in the late 19th Century in the area of southwest Smith, northeast Rooks and northwest Osborne Counties. Interest soon developed to establish a Czech fraternal . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Tillers of the Land - Then and Now

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near Sparta, North Carolina.
For thousands of years Native Americans cultivated the fertile valleys of the Blue Ridge region including North Carolina. Employing techniques such as “slash and burn” to clear small areas of forested land and fertilize the . . .

(Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Drs. Van Demark

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Van Demark name is synonymous with orthopedic surgery in South Dakota. Dr. Guy Van Demark (1879-1963) was the first orthopedic surgeon in South Dakota. 'Dr. Guy' and Irene Fisher Coon, R.N., founded the original . . .

(Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

At the Crossroads

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Capitol Hill, District of Columbia.
The large building that wraps around this corner was constructed as a department store in 1892 by Elizabeth A. Haines. She proudly advertised it as "the largest store in the world, built, owned and controlled by a woman." . . .

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

Airplane Filling Station

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Knoxville, Tennessee.
In 1931 to tap the market newly created by the evolution of transportation and mobility of Americans, brothers Henry and Elmer Nickle of Powell, Tennessee, opened a gasoline filling station in the unusual shape of an . . .

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

County Named, 1823

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
For Capt. James Meade, recognized for bravery and daring at Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811. Made captain in 17th US Infantry, March, 1812. Killed at River Raisin, Jan. 22, 1813, and one of nine officers at that battle for whom . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Roosevelt Arch

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Gardiner, Montana.
In 1903, most Yellowstone visitors arrived in Gardiner by train where they boarded stagecoaches for the journey into Wonderland. Gardiner had just built a beautiful train depot in the rustic architectural style, and both . . .

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

Absaroka - Beartooth Wilderness

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near Emigrant, Montana.
The Absaroka - Beartooth Wilderness, which lies to the east, contains one of the largest single expanses of land above 10,000 feet in elevation in the United States. The U.S. Forest Service set aside portions of the region . . .

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

Lewis and Clark on Lolo Creek

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near Lolo, Montana.
West bound, the trip up Lolo Creek was the start of a remarkably arduous and life-threatening part of the expedition's journey. Eastbound, the passage down Lolo Creek represented victory over one of the most formidable . . .

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

Fort Fizzle

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near Lolo, Montana.
(Three panels, presented left to right, form this marker.) The Flight of the Nez Perce In Search of Peace In the mid-1870s the United States government attempted to force the Nez Perce (Nee-Mee-Poo or Nimiipu) people of . . .

(Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Nez Perce Sikum

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near Lolo, Montana.
Sikum is the Nez Perce word for horse. The Nez Perce people were introduced to the horse in the 1730’s. The word “appaloosa” was created by white settlers. The Nez Perce learned through selective breeding that they could . . .

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

Cycles and Circles

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near Lolo, Montana.
The landscape around you has changed since Lewis and Clark first saw it in September 1805. Back then it was the aboriginal territory of the Nez Perce and Salish people. This Native Americans had less impact on natural . . .

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

Soldiers as Naturalists

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near Lolo, Montana.
Lewis and Clark’s “CORPS OF DISCOVERY” was the first major expedition launched by the United States to explore new lands with an emphasis on scientific inquiry. Lewis spent months being tutored in both physical and . . .

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

New Hope Baptist Church

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near Bidwell, Ohio.
The New Hope Baptist Church was organized around 1860, burned in 1863, and was rebuilt in the fall of 1864. Once called the Harris Colored Baptist Church, the edifice’s name “New Hope” was chosen because it represented the . . .

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

The deLaveaga Station

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Orinda, California.
Did you know that Orinda once had a railroad? This building is the only remaining station of the California & Nevada Railroad. The C&N, a narrow gauge line constructed in 1890, ran 23 miles between Emeryville and Orinda . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pope John Paul II's Former School

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, Poland.
W tym budynku przed Wojna II Swiatowa miesila sie szkola powszchna w ktorej w latach 1926-1930 pobieral nauki Karol Wojtyla Papiez Jan Pawel W 50 rocznice swiecen Karlanskich ojca swietego Jana Pawla II tablice te w . . .

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

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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, United Kingdom.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Born Portsea 9th April 1806 Unveiled by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Robio Sparshatt on 7th April 2006 to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom . . .

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

RAF – HSL 102

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, United Kingdom.
RAF – HSL 102 “The sea shall not have them” HSL 102, built by the British Power Boat Company at Hythe in 1936, is one of only 22 100-Class High Speed Launches which were used by the RAF to rescue World War 2 airmen from the . . .

(War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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