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Lenoir Rhyne

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Hickory, North Carolina.
Coeducational, Lutheran college, named for W.W. Lenoir and D.E. Rhyne. Opened as Lenoir College in academic year, 1891-92.

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

Piedmont Wagon Company

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Hickory, North Carolina.
Manufacturer of horse-drawn wooden wagons. At peak capacity produced 1000 per month. Operated from 1880 to 1940s 1/10 mile north.

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Efton Hills

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Birthplace of Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. Appointed a midshipman U.S.N., 1826. He served in the Mexican War with distinction. Joining the Confederate Navy, 1861. He commanded the noted Confederate raider the "Alabama."

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

The Silas Burke House

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Burke, Virginia.
The historic home at 9617 Burke Lake Rd. was the residence of Lieutenant Colonel Silas Burke, his wife, Hanna Coffer Burke, and their two children. Silas Burke had this house built close to the time of his marriage in 1824. . . .

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

Milltown USA

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Mechanicville, New York.
First friction matches, 1811; Champlain Canal, 1823; S & R RY 1835; linen thread mill, 1850; power dam, 1885; rail yards, 1892; book paper mill 1904.

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Col. Peter Vroman

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Schoharie, New York.
Revolutionary War staff and soldiers 15th Regiment Albany County Militia

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

El Camino Real

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near Benchley, Texas.
A trail of adventure, hardships, opportunity and freedom, over which history stalked into Texas. To the Spanish, El Camino Real was a road traveled for the king – to colonize, Christianize, seek adventure or look for riches. . . .

(Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ice House

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Burke, Virginia.
Walls of this structure are approximately 18 inches thick and were filled with sawdust for proper insulation during the summer heat and winter cold. The primary use of this building was to store ice throughout the seasons . . .

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

Post Office

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Burke, Virginia.
This post office was originally located next to Rudy Shields Insurance Agency, more recently known as the State Farm Insurance Agency. It was located in the center of Burke and was a vital part of the community. With the . . .

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

Claremont College

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Hickory, North Carolina.
Founded in 1880 by the Evangelical & Reformed Church as a school for women. Closed in 1916. Stood 300 yards east.

(Education • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

North Carolina/South Carolina

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near Gastonia, North Carolina.
North Carolina Colonized, 1585-87, by first English settlers in America; permanently settled c.1650; first to vote readiness for independence, Apr. 12, 1776. South Carolina Formed in 1712 from part of Carolina, which was . . .

(Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Huntington Veterans Memorial

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Huntington, Indiana.
In 1922, the Common Council of Huntington and members of the Huntington American Legion Post NO. 7, were moved by the passion of profound Americanism to forever perpetuate the memories of the war dead whose names are now and . . .

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

Estill Presbyterian Church

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Estill, South Carolina.
Side 1 This church was founded in 1898 by residents of Estill and Lawtonville who were members of distant Presbyterian churches and desired to organize a congregation here. It held its first services in a school on Fourth . . .

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

Hagerstown Female Seminary

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Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Hagerstown Female seminary, a women’s college founded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, opened its doors in 1853. Its name was changed in the 1890s to Kee Mar College, and operated at this location until 1911 when the . . .

(Education • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, GPS coordinates, map.

Bald Eagle

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Following a dramatic decline caused by pesticides, our national bird, the bald eagle, has made a tremendous return in the region. In fact, Charles County has the second largest population of nesting eagle pairs in the State . . .

(Environment • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Friendship House...one of Charles County's Oldest

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Nanjemoy, Maryland.
Friendship House was built in the mid 1700s on a site overlooking Nanjemoy Creek in western Charles County by a member of the Dent family. The "Friendship" Dents were actually involved in their community, serving in . . .

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

Terrarium

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New York, New York.
Terrarium by Grimanesa Amaros is a permanent, site-specific, public art project located at 54 N. Moore Street in Tribeca, New York City. The function of this 110 year-old building has changed over time from a storage site to . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Staggers Point

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near Benchley, Texas.
Earliest large community in Robertson's Colony. Settled by Irishmen who came to America in 1821; lived in South Carolina and then in Alabama; and in 1829 sent west an emissary, Robert Henry, to find a permanent location. In . . .

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

Old Franklin

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near Franklin, Texas.
After the Texas Revolution, Robertson County covered a vast area of 12.8 million acres from the Brazos River eastward to the Trinity River and northwest to the Cross Timbers. Situated at the southern edge of Robertson . . .

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

The Old Oregon Trail

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near Chehalis, Washington.
The Oregon Trail, stretching from Missouri to the Pacific, served as the most important route for settlers traveling west. As many as 1600 wagons a day rumbled over the famous route. The northwestern most extension of the . . .

(Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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