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Big Joe Logsdon

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
Side 1 A guide to George Washington on excursion west of the Alleghenies and Kentucky pioneer. During the 1790s a sharp clash occurred on this site. Big Joe, acting as a spy and commanding other frontiersmen, helped repel an . . .

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

Oregon Shortline Terminus

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West Yellowstone, Montana.
In 1905 Union Pacific officials began construction of a branch line in the pine-forested wilderness from Ashton, Idaho, to the western edge of Yellowstone Park. As the final tracks were laid in 1907, Samuel P. Eagle, Alex . . .

(Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Underground Railroad Statue

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
The Underground Railroad conducted slaves to freedom. Meade County’s location on the Ohio River made it a major artery into Indiana. The Brandenburg Ferry, owned by the Bell family was an important station on the Underground . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Flint for the Hunt

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
For over ten thousand years, Native Americans frequented the area of Brandenburg. The fact that they lived here at different periods is evidenced by the large amount of artifacts, burial grounds, and shell mounds along the . . .

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

Oregon Short Line 1903

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West Yellowstone, Montana.
Named for the year it was built, the Oregon Short Line 1903 was constructed for $16,685 as an executive rail car for the Vice President of the Union Pacific. In reference to E.H. Harriman's Presidential rail car, the Arden, . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

9-inch Armstrong-Fraser Gun

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, United Kingdom.
9-inch R.M.L. Armstrong-Fraser Gun of 12 tons, MK.III Introduced 1868 Typical of the first heavy rifled muzzle loading guns to go into general service, the pattern was based on a new principle of construction from . . .

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

68–pdr Muzzle Loader Gun

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, United Kingdom.
68-pdr Smooth-Bore Muzzle Loader Gun of 96 cwt dated 1853 mounted on a standing garrison carriage. Guns of this type fired solid round-shot of spherical explosive shell; they were some of the largest iron guns to be cast and . . .

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

Royal Arms of Charles II

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, United Kingdom.
Royal Arms of Charles II The Royal Arms commemorate improvements to the Castle made in about 1683 under the direction of Sir Bernard de Gomme, Charles II's chief military engineer. They were moved from above the original . . .

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

Royal Visit Commemoration

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, United Kingdom.
This plaque Commemorates the Visit of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to Southsea Castle on 29th June 1977 the day following the Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet at Spithead

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

The Inscription

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, United Kingdom.
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(Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Reconstructed Well

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, United Kingdom.
Reconstructed Well The original well was built against the inside of the Tudor curtain wall, and was probably the Castle's first water supply. Made of chalk, it used a simple pulley block with an oak bucket counter-balanced . . .

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

The Keep

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, United Kingdom.
The Keep The stonework is largely that of the original Castle of 1544. Tudor gunports and other earty features can still be seen. The top was rebuilt in its present form in 1814, when the interior brickwork was added.

(Forts, Castles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Bell

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, United Kingdom.
The Bell After hanging in Portsmouth's Town Halls in High Street from the 17th century until 1837, this bell was later used at the Quarter Sessions (local courts), in Penny Street gaol and in Victoria Park.

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

64 Pounder Gun

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, United Kingdom.
64 Pounder, Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun This cast iron gun, weighing 71cwt (over 3,600 kilos), was made at the Royal Gun Factory, Woolwich in 1872. It is mounted on a traversing platform. The shell's projecting copper studs . . .

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

Southsea Castle

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, United Kingdom.
In the spring of 1544, fearful of a French attack on Portsmouth, King Henry VII ordered work on a new castle to command the deep water channel into Portsmouth where ships came closest to the shore. Southsea Castle was . . .

(Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bankhead Highway

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Tremont, Mississippi.
The Bankhead Highway, established in 1916, was the first all-weather, transcontinental highway in the United States. It spanned some 3,600 miles. In Mississippi, the northern route roughly follows Highway 178 and the . . .

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

Brinegar Cabin

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near Traphill, North Carolina.
For nearly sixty years, Martin and Caroline Brinegar lived on this 125 acre farm leading lives based on hard work, self-sufficiency, and an abiding religious faith. Descendants of their three children often come here to . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Capture of the Alice Dean

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
After pushing through Bardstown, Kentucky the lead elements of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s command arrived in Brandenburg. Captains H. Clay Merriwether and Samuel Taylor and their men encamped on farms in and around Brandenburg. . . .

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

A Rest at Otter Creek

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Brandenburg, Kentucky.
After finally subduing the 25 Federal solders in Bardstown Morgan pushed west towards the Ohio River. The long march from Bardstown in the stifling July heat was exhausting. Even though the main body of Union soldiers, . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Muscle Shoals Canal/Second Muscle Shoals Canal

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Florence, Alabama.
(side 1) First Muscle Shoals Canal 1836-1838 From the earliest attempts to navigate the Tennessee River, it was known that a formidable obstacle made the passage from one end to the other almost impossible. This barrier, . . .

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