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Fort Knox, Kentucky

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near West Point, Kentucky.
Fort Knox is one of the Army’s major installations. Run by the Army’s Installation Management Agency, it is home to several major commands including the United States Army Armor School and Center and United States Army . . .

(Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast

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Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
On July 18, 1907, Dr. Lee deForest broadcast the first ship-to-shore radio message from the steam yacht Thelma. The communication provided quick, accurate race results of the Annual Inter-Lakes Yachting Association (I-LYA) . . .

(Communications • Notable Events • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Amareta Mosher Anchor

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Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
This one ton anchor was salvaged from the schooner Amareta Mosher, built in 1867 in Ashtabula, Ohio. On November 23rd, 1902 she sank on Starve Island Reef. Special thanks to Ernie and Ann Washington for salvaging this . . .

(Disasters • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Private Jacob Parrott

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near Kenton, Ohio.
Private Jacob Parrott Company 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry First Recipient Medal of Honor

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Doller House

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Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
On land purchased in June 1866 from Jose De Rivera St. Jurgo Valentine Doller, Postmaster, Mayor and island entrepreneur, built this Victorian, Italianate home for his wife and six daughters. Wood Section 1867 • Brick . . .

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

Southrad House

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Rexford, New York.
C. 1845 Greek Revival Home of Jonas (1802-1878) and Elsie Demarest Southard. Later owned by Rexford Hotel owner John McLane.

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

Garnsey House

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Rexford, New York.
1791 house of Nathan Garnsey and his son Nathen Jr., the second supervisor of Clifton Park in 1829.

(Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The President's House

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Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Completed in the summer of 1840, this stucco-over-brick house was one of four dwellings built for professors after relocation of the University to Ann Arbor in 1837. It has been the University's chief official residence and . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Breaking Ground

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Ticonderoga, New York.
Inspired by the 18th-century military gardens Sarah G. T. Pell established the first ornamental garden on this site as the fort was being reconstructed. In 1912 Alfred Bossom, who designed the reconstruction, enclosed . . .

(Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Navel

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, Greece.
The texts on this marker are written in Greek (left), English (center) and French (right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Greek and French texts, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it. English: . . .

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

The Halos

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, Greece.
The texts on this marker are written in Greek (left), English (center) and French (right). Only the English text has been transcribed. To read the Greek and French texts, enlarge the marker image by clicking on it. English: . . .

(Anthropology • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lord & Burnham Estate Greenhouse

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Ticonderoga, New York.
Landscape architect Marian Coffin designed a new plan for the King’s Garden in the early 1920s. The plan specified thousands of colorful annuals set amongst perennials. Ms. Coffin’s plans calls for more plants than could . . .

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

Hopewell Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky

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near Hopewell, Kentucky.
Hopewell Furnace. In 1824 William Ward built here a bloomery forge, converting it, 1832-33, to a blast furnace, also known as Camp Branch Furnace. Air blast was water-powered. In 1838 this stone stack made 600 tons of ore, . . .

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

Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs

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near Hopewell, Kentucky.
Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs, 2 miles ahead.

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

Garrison Garden

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Ticonderoga, New York.
Eighteenth century soldiers lived largely on portable food. On the march, their diet consisted of flour, rice, dried peas and beans, salted or pickled meat – goods that could travel in bags or barrels without spoiling. In . . .

(Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Breaking Ground

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Ticonderoga, New York.
Inspired by the 18th-century military gardens Sarah G. T. Pell established the first ornamental garden on this site as the fort was being reconstructed. In 1912 Alfred Bossom, who designed the reconstruction, enclosed . . .

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

A Layered Legacy

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Ticonderoga, New York.
This fertile plain was once the floor of a prehistoric sea that receded to create Lake Champlain. When the French built Fort Carillon, known to the English as Ticonderoga, these rich lowlands supported a large garden . . .

(Forts, Castles • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Laurel Furnace / Iron Made In Kentucky

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Oldtown, Kentucky.
Laurel Furnace. Built 4 miles west by George and Samuel Wurts in 1849. The bottom half of the stack, originally 39 feet high, is carved from one block of stone cliff. Maximum inner diameter 10½ feet. It made 2150 tons of . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Grave of Lucy Virgin Downs

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Oldtown, Kentucky.
The first white child born of American parents west of the Allegheny Mountains—Mrs. Lucy Virgin Downs—was a resident of Oldtown, Greenup County, from 1807 until her death in 1847. She was the daughter of Jeremiah and Lucy . . .

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

E. K. Railway

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Argillite, Kentucky.
Development of this area’s rich coal, iron, and timber resources began in 1867 when Eastern Kentucky Railway laid track from the Ohio River to Argillite. But after years of operating losses, the railroad went into . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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