, United Kingdom. The Scottish National War Memorial ‘Their Name Liveth’ To Mark the Centenary and Sacrifice of the Great War From 4th August 1914 and Commemorate the Visit of Her Majesty the Queen 3rd July 2014
(War, World I) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
, United Kingdom. St. Margaret’s Chapel This Holy Place is the Oldest Surviving Building in Edinburgh King David I built the chapel in about 1130, probably as part of a great stone tower. He dedicated it to his saintly mother, Margaret. The . . .
, United Kingdom. The Biggest Gun of All The largest gun ever fired in anger on British soil was kept in an arsenal on the other side of Foog's Gate. Mons Meg, with her 20 inch (50cm) wide barrel, was built to smash castle walls. The French . . .
, United Kingdom. Mons Meg The world's most famous medieval gun showed the strength and prestige of Scotland's kings. In the Middle Ages, only the wealthiest rulers could afford such cutting-edge military technology. Mons Meg was made from . . .
Hamlin, West Virginia. Hamlin became county seat, 1869. First court met, 1867, at Hamline Church (1 Mi. away), where, 1852-53, the Virginia Legislature established town of Hamline, named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the Methodist Episcopal . . .
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Charleston, West Virginia. A memorial dedicated to the Kanawha Riflemen stands across the road behind you, on the exact route of the James River and Kanawha Turnpike. Former Confederate Gen. John McCausland, the last surviving Confederate general . . .
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Huntington, West Virginia. This Tablet Erected to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Cabell County Formed from Kanawha County in 1809. Included Wayne, Mingo and parts of Logan, Boone, Putnam and Lincoln. Named in honor of Governor . . .
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Hamlin, West Virginia. Born Myra, Lincoln County, West Virginia, February 13, 1923 Graduated Hamlin High School, 1941 Enlisted Army Air Corps, September 1941 Received Pilot’s Wings, March 1943 World War II, 64 combat missions, destroyed 13 enemy . . .
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near Leola, South Dakota. Temperate Grasslands A temperate grassland known as prairie once rolled across one-fifth of North America from Texas to Canada, the Rockies to Illinois and provided habitat for a multitude of distinct plants and animals. The . . .
Charleston, West Virginia. Founded by George Clendenin and named for his father. Established, 1794. Fort Lee, built 1788, stood on Kanawha River. “Mad Anne” Bailey, the border heroine, and Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton, noted scouts, once lived here. . . .