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Great Gatehouse

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, United Kingdom.
Great Gatehouse This Fortified gatehouse, the main entrance to the abbey, was begun in 1338. It replaces an earlier gatehouse.

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The Great Gatehouse

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, United Kingdom.
The Great Gatehouse The imposing size and elaborate decoration of the great gatehouse reflected the power and importance of Battle Abbey. This was the main entrance for visitors, as well as for merchants, traders and abbey . . .

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

The Outer Court

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, United Kingdom.
The Outer Court You are standing in what was the outer court of the abbey, where its agricultural and industrial building were located. These would have included workshops, forges, barns, stables and storerooms. Many of the . . .

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

The First Norman Attack

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, United Kingdom.
The First Norman Attack The battle opens to the terrible sound of trumpets on both sides. William's men advance up the hill to attack the English shield wall. They are led by lightly armed foot soldiers and archers. Behind . . .

(Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battle Formation

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, United Kingdom.
Battle Formation Early on the autumn morning of Saturday 14 October 1066 two great armies are preparing to fight for the throne of England. On the top of this hill are arrayed the English forces of Harold Godwinson, who was . . .

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

The First Norman Attack

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, United Kingdom.
The First Norman Attack The battle opens to the terrible sound of trumpets on both sides. William's men advance up the hill to attack the English shield wall. They are led by lightly armed foot soldiers and archers. Behind . . .

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

The Norman Retreat

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, United Kingdom.
The Norman Retreat After ferocious fighting the first Norman attack falters and breaks. The left wing of Duke William's army, including a group of knights from Brittany, is driven back by the English. At the same time . . .

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William rallies his Forces

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, United Kingdom.
William rallies his Forces Duke William shows his face in battle to prevent the Norman army fleeing from the field. As the Normans retreat in confusion from the English line, Duke William rides out to confront them. Lifting . . .

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

Palača Drašković

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, Croatia.
The text of this marker appear in three languages: Croatian (top), English (middle) and German (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To view the text in another language, click on the marker image to enlarge . . .

(Government • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Isusovački Samostan

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, Croatia.
The text of this marker appear in three languages: Croatian (top), English (middle) and German (bottom). Only the English text has been transcribed. To view the text in another language, click on the marker image to enlarge . . .

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The Death of Remigio Merida

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, Guatemala.
Ciudadano del Mundo Libre: Aqui cayó Remigio Merida H., niño quezalteco de 12 años de edad, victima inocente de los conculcadores del derecho y la libertad. El Colegio Americano, consagra a la memoria del héroe inocente, . . .

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The 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Quetzaltenango

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, Guatemala.
Admon. Laugerud 1974-1978 Con motivo del Sesquicentenario de la Ciudad de Quetzaltenango, el 29 de octubre de 1975, el Presidente de la Republica General Kjell Eugenio Laugerud Garcia, dispuso la construcción de este . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sayre Fire

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Sylmar, California.
On November 14, 2008, the Sayre (or Sylmar) Fire, a wind-driven fire, quickly moved through the hillside brush into residential areas above the 210 freeway and west of the 5 freeway. The fire was contained on November 20, . . .

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Hunt Olive Tree

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Thousand Oaks, California.
Only surviving tree of an orchard planted by R.O. Hunt on the Salto Ranch which he established in 1876.

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H-46 40 Years of Service

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Coronado, California.
Presented in tribute to over 40 years of flight operations logged in support of the Naval Service by the H-46 Sea Knight Helicopter. The Boeing Co.

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The First William Winlock Miller High School

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Olympia, Washington.
The first William Winlock Miller High School opened on this site in 1907. Known as Olympia High School, it was the first high school building in lower Puget Sound, built on land donated by Mary McFadden Miller. In 1851 her . . .

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

Manuel Lisandro Barillas

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, Guatemala.
General de Division Don Manuel Lisando Barillas Nació el 16 de enero de 1,845 Presidente de la Republica 6 de abril de 1,885 – 15 de marzo de 1,886 Provisorio 15 de marzo de 1,886 – 15 de marzo de 1,892 Constitucional . . .

(Politics • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Washington's State Capitol Design

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Olympia, Washington.
On August 3, 1911, the Washington State Capitol Commission awarded first prize in a design competition for our state's new capitol to New York architects Walter R. Wilder and Harry K. White. Wilder and White were relatively . . .

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In Memory of John Thomson Hodgen, M.D. and Henry Hodgen Mudd, M.D.

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Pittsfield, Illinois.
IN MEMORY OF JOHN THOMSON HODGEN, M.D. Born, Hodgenville, KY. January 17. 1826 Died, St. Louis, MO. April 28. 1882 Professor of surgery, St. Louis Medical College President of American Medical Association AND HENRY HODGEN . . .

(Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Little Haiti's Mache Ayisyen-"The Caribbean Marketplace"

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Miami, Florida.
In the 1980s, thousands of Haitian immigrants settled in Miami, and the neighborhood of Little Haiti began to form. The building that would become this Haitian marketplace was originally constructed in 1936, but sat unused . . .

(African Americans • Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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