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Airdrie Furnace Site / Iron Made in Kentucky

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Drakesboro, Kentucky.
Airdrie Furnace Site East 5 miles. Furnace, 55 ft. high, and stone machinery house built by Robert Alexander, 1855. Brought in Scottish workers, unfamiliar with American ores. Never produced any salable iron. Alexander . . .

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

First Presbyterian Church

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Greenville, Kentucky.
Pioneers Col. and Mrs. William Campbell considered founders of this church. Established in 1804, Rev. Thomas Nelson was first resident pastor. Early visiting ministers included Rev. Terah Templin and Rev. David Rice. First . . .

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

Old Greenville Cemetery

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Greenville, Kentucky.
Land for this cemetery given to Presbyterian Church by Charles and Nancy Wing in two deeds, 1825 and 1826. One plot deeded by Jas. Weir, 1827. Trustees of the Church--Ephraim M. Brank, M. C. Hay and Alney Dennis--deeded . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Saint Mary's Mission

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Stevensville, Montana.
Established in 1841 by Pierre DeSmet, S.J., in response to requests for Black Robes by four separate delegations sent by Flathead and Nez Perce tribes to St. Louis. Fr. DeSmet and his party erected Montana's first church . . .

(Churches & Religion • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Muhlenberg County

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Greenville, Kentucky.
Formed 1798 out of parts of Logan and Christian counties. Named for Gen. Peter Muhlenberg, 1746-1807, of Pa. Ordained minister, 1768. "A time to preach and a time to fight." Entered Revolutionary Army as Col., Eight Va. . . .

(Political Subdivisions • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Revolutionary War Soldiers

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Greenville, Kentucky.
Those who settled in Muhlenberg County: •Josiah Arnold • Andrew Glenn •Elisha Atkinson • Isaiah Hancock •John Bone • John Harper •James Craig • Nathan Harper •Albritain Drake • Michael Hill •David Edward • . . .

(War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

George Short House / George W. Short (1805-1863)

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Greenville, Kentucky.
George Short House Built in 1841, this is one of the oldest homes in Greenville. Materials and its detailed interior woodwork came by flatboats from Cincinnati. George Short had the house built for Tabitha A. Brank in hopes . . .

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

Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais

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Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec.
Dominant l'archipel de I'Isle-aux-Grues, Grosse-Île sert de station de quarantaine pour le port de Québec, principale porte d'entrée des immigrants au Canada jusqu'à la Première Guerre mondiale. Elle a été témoin de drames . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Muhlenberg Hero

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Greenville, Kentucky.
Site of home of Ephraim M. Brank, 1791-1875. Born in North Carolina and came to Kentucky about 1808. Lieutenant, Kentucky militia, sent by Gov. Shelby in response to call of Gen. Andrew Jackson for troops to repel British at . . .

(Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions • Politics • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jonathan E. Spilman

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Greenville, Kentucky.
Birthplace of Kentucky lawyer, minister, and composer. While at Transylvania Law School, 1837, he wrote the music for Robert Burns' "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," best remembered of his seven melodies. An adaptation of this . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John W.I. Godman

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South Carollton, Kentucky.
As an infant Godman was brought from Va. to this county by his cousin, Col. Moses Wickliffe, ca. 1800, after his parents died. A protege of Wickliffe and friend of Henry Clay, he was first judge of Muhlenberg County to be . . .

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

William Worthington (1761-1848)

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Island, Kentucky.
This early settler owned large tract of "Island" territory, cut off during times of high water. He served in Revolutionary War under George Rogers Clark, 1781. Became circuit court judge, 1803, then postmaster of Worthington . . .

(Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

La salinite de l'eau / The Water Salinity

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Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec.
Les marées - À Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, en face de Berthier-sur-Mer, on retrouve le point du fleuve Saint-Laurent où la marée atteint son amplitude maximum, soit près de 7 mètres (23 pieds). L'amplitude est la . . .

(Environment • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Livermore Bridge

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Livermore, Kentucky.
When this structure was built, a unique contribution to history was made. It is claimed to be only river bridge in the world which begins and ends in the same county (McLean), spans two rivers (Green and Rough), and crosses . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Political Subdivisions • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Charles Hansford / Charles Hansford (1759-1850)

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Calhoun, Kentucky.
Charles Hansford A privateer in Virginia's Navy during the American Revolution, Hansford sailed off eastern coast of U.S., West Indies, and Spain. He was captured three times by the British. Only he and one other of 36 . . .

(War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Forrest Reconnoitered

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Calhoun, Kentucky.
On reconnaissance and search for supplies, late Nov. 1861, CSA Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry scouted area. Reported USA forces of Gen. T. C. Crittenden gathered here. Forrest moved on to west. Again in area, Dec. 28, . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Helen Starkweather

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Romeo, Michigan.
A lifelong resident of the Village of Romeo and art instructor in our local schools, Helen bequeathed her home to the community to be used as an art and historical center "dedicated to promoting and fostering an appreciation . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Portsmouth World War I Cenotaph

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, United Kingdom.
This Memorial Was Erected by the People of Portsmouth In Proud and Loving Memory of Those Who in the Glorious Morning of Their Days for England’s Sake Lost All but England’s Praise May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them This . . .

(War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Royal Garrison Church

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, United Kingdom.
English Heritage Royal Garrison Church History through unique stained glass windows Royal Garrison Church was originally part of a hospital founded in 1212 by the bishop of Winchester. The nave housed the sick while the . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Portsmouth World War II Memorial

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, United Kingdom.
. . .

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