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A Crossroads of Culture

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near Lolo, Montana.
Native Travelers at Tmsmli You are standing at the heart of a well-used campsite and gathering place used by people for thousands of years. Traveling along time-worn trails from the four directions, families, hunters and . . .

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

Pauses and Parleys

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near Lolo, Montana.
About twenty miles west of here at Lolo Hot Springs, the Nez Perce heard that soldiers were coming, so they moved cautiously and set up camp four miles from here. Three parleys (meetings) between Nez Perce, soldiers, and . . .

(Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Outwitted and Outflanked

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near Lolo, Montana.
One-half mile west of here, a steep, narrow ravine runs north from Lolo Creek, In the early morning of the fourth day of standoff, the Nez Perce ascended the ridge next to this ravine. Using skills acquired by life in the . . .

(Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The "Soldiers' Corral"

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near Lolo, Montana.
You're standing in a replica of an entrenchment and breastworks similar to those built north of this point in July 1877. Notice the gap between the bottom and top logs. Rifle barrels could be slid through this opening while . . .

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

Taking Cover...

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near Lolo, Montana.
During the Civil War, soldiers often fought out in the open causing thousands of casualties. Because of this, the military decided to formally instruct and equip soldiers to entrench themselves. Soldiers and citizens here . . .

(Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Abraham Martin

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Québec, Quebec.
arriva en Nouvelle-France vers 1620. Il fit paître son troupeau sur des terres des Ursulines, qui furent désignées Plaines d'Abraham. Au XVIIIe siècle, des documents militaires officialisèrent ce toponyme, encore couramment . . .

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

Travellers Rest

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near Lolo, Montana.
Bitter Root Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Missoula, Montana dedicate this marker to Captains Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, their inspiration and guide, and the brave men of the Trans-Mississippi Expedition who . . .

(Exploration • Landmarks) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Les gouverneurs généraux à l'honneur

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Québec, Quebec.
Au Canada, la fonction de gouverneur général est une institution dont l'origine remonte à l'époque du Régime français. Jusque dans les années 1950, à l'exception d'un seul, tous les représentants de la Couronne au Canada . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Chapelle funéraire de Champlain / Champlain's Funeral Chapel

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Québec, Quebec.
Ici s'élevait la chapelle construite en 1636 pour recevoir les restes de Champlain. En 1953, la Société historique de Québec en a retrouvé le fondations. ———————————————— Here stood the funeral chapel built in 1636 to . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Following Formation

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near Lolo, Montana.
As researchers worked to pin-point the location of the Travelers’ Rest campsite, they had an unlikely ally -- an 18th century Prussian Baron. During the Revolutionary War, Baron William Frederick Von Steuben, at the request . . .

(Exploration • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Uncovering the Expedition

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near Lolo, Montana.
For may years, the campsite known as Travelers’ Rest was thought to be located at the confluence of today’s Lolo Creek and the Bitterroot River (1 1/2 miles east of where you now stand). It wasn’t until 1996 that members of . . .

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

The Journey Home

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near Lolo, Montana.
"Capts. Lewis and Clark parted here with their parties & proceed on" Sergeant John Ordway, Thursday July 3, 1806 An often overlooked aspect of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is the decision to separate when they left . . .

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

Fort Missoula

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Missoula, Montana.
Fort Missoula, established in 1877 to provide military control over western Montana’s Indian tribes and protect local settlers, was the only permanent military post west of the Continental Divide. There was little conflict, . . .

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

Fort Missoula, Montana

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Missoula, Montana.
Established June 7 - 1877 By a Detachment of the Seventh Regiment U.S. Infantry during the Campaign against Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians.

(Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Vint Hill Farms Station

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Vint Hill Farms, Virginia.
In June 1942 the U.S. Army established a top-secret post at Vint Hill Farms to intercept enemy radio transmissions. These barns housed the monitoring station. The Signal Corps’ cryptographic school, which taught personnel to . . .

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

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) IEDs are low-technology explosive devices, which are usually homemade. Materials used to make these devices vary widely and include locally sourced switches, power supplies, initiators, . . .

(War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of the first Meetinghouse in Union

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Union, Connecticut.
Site of the first Meetinghouse in Union 1741 – 1844 Pastors Ebenezer Wyman 1738 – 1746 Caleb Hitchcock 1749 – 1758 Ezra Horton 1759 – 1788 David Avery 1796 – 1799 Nehemiah Beardsley 1824 – 1831 1908

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

R. I. Anderson Machine Shop

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Iola, Wisconsin.
Side 1 Rhinard I. Anderson began operating a garage and battery service station business here on April 14, 1914. By 1930, it transitioned into the R. I. Anderson Machine Shop. Rugnar (Rhinard) Isidor Andersson (Anderson) was . . .

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

The CWEC Electrified Rural Iola in 1939

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Iola, Wisconsin.
Side 1 The Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. It dates to Peter M. Johnson, Ed A. Leer, William Selmer, and Erick Solberg – all of rural Iola – and K. M. Sannes of rural . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Iola’s Firefighting Heritage

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Iola, Wisconsin.
Side 1 The Iola Village Board at its September and October, 1892, meetings appointed and adopted a fire protection resolution committee report. At its subsequent Nov. 4 meeting it paid a $22.62 bill for the purchase of . . .

(Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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