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Archeology Reveals Outbuildings

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Documents and Artifacts In the 19th century, outbuildings would have stood before you, behind the main house to your left. An old well, which provided water for the house, is located in the distance. Historical archeologists . . .

(African Americans • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hernando Cortés

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, Mexico.
D. Om. Governando en España la S. CCM. del poderoso Rei Don Carlos I El Magnifico Señor Don Hernando Cortes fundador de la Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de Mexico y de este insigne hospital puso la primera piedra de la nueva . . .

(Man-Made Features • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Life Cycle of a House

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Expanding the House The bricks straight ahead are the foundation of a two-story addition to the house. This expansion was completed in the mid-19th century while the Reverend William Chiles owned the property. Porches were . . .

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

Memories of Douglas Point

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Farming and Fishing Calvert Posey was born in this area in 1924 and has lived here his entire life. Growing up here and trained as a biologist, Posey understands both the history and ecology of the region. According to . . .

(Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

General John Williams

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Salem, New York.
Surgeon-Soldier Public Servant

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Hagerstonians in the Civil War

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Hagerstown, Maryland.
A local doctor and father of 11, Charles MacGill (1806-1881) was a co-founder of the Hagerstown Herald and was a major general in the Maryland Militia. On September 30, 1861, Union troops came to his home to arrest him “on . . .

(Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Waterford

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Waterford, New York.
Oldest continuously incorporated village in New York State

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Halfmoon Fort

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Waterford, New York.
Defense outpost of Albany. Site of "Ye Halfmoon” settlement 1764 on "Great Road” to Canada

(Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Henry Hudson

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Waterford, New York.
Stopped near here by shallow water in Hudson River in search for Northwest Passage

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

Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock

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Frederick, Maryland.
By coach and six horses purchased from Gov. Horatio Sharpe of Maryland. Braddock traveled this route west in April, 1755. After 10-day meeting in Frederick with Benjamin Franklin and others to arrange for teams, wagons and . . .

(Colonial Era • War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Brookwood

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Waterford, New York.
In 1760 Thomas Peebles purchased this site along the King's Highway. The Widow Peebles Tavern was located here on a 1779 map.

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

Leland House

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Mechanicville, New York.
Raided by French and Indians in 1748. Rebuilt in 1749. Later the home of Revolutionary Patriot John Ten Broeck 1740-1822

(Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Beer, Popcorn, and Penny Candy

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Tenleytown, District of Columbia.
Suburban shopping arrived in Tenleytown when Sears, Roebuck & Co. erected a Moderne style store here in 1941. The sleek façade demonstrated the latest in department store design. Sears was the second Tenleytown business — . . .

(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Luis Alves De Lima E Silva

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Tenleytown, District of Columbia.
Luis Alves de Lima e Silva Duke of Caxias Marshal, hero and patron of the undefeated Brazilian Army.

(Wars, Non-US) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Minister's House, Family Farm

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Open Fields and a Wooden House These chimneys remain from a house, called Mount Pleasant, which was built in 1798. Though trees now cover the land, in the 18th and 19th-centuries, active farms covered this area. Facing this . . .

(African Americans • Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Unique Environment

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Diverse Habitats Groundwater seeps from the hillside here at Douglas Point, creating wetlands called "spring seeps." These boggy areas contain a distinct set of plant species, including bayberries, orchids, fringe trees and . . .

(Colonial Era • Environment • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Stockaded Fort

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Salem, New York.
In 1778 a stockaded fort was erected atop this hill and occupied by Charlotte Co. militia as a defense against the British forces.

(Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Old White Church Cemetery

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Cambridge, New York.
Twenty Revolutionary War soldiers rest here

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lewistown Trail

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Lewistown, Illinois.
Lewistown Trail, from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown, was one of the main routes to the Galena Lead Mines from 1827 to 1837. The Trail crossed the Illinois River at Havana, where Ossian M. Ross, the founder of . . .

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

The Main Water Canal

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, Mexico.
La Acequia Madre Los usos del agua limpia no siempre fueron para las siembras y servicio en las casas. En diversos desvíos la Acequia madre recibía también desechos de los obrajes de paños de lana, así como de algún matadero . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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