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Chalk Grassland

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, United Kingdom.
Chalk Grassland Chalk grassland is a unique habitat found on thin soils over chalk rocks. It was originally created mainly by the clearance of trees and bushes, a process that started around 6,000 years ago, and kept open by . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Early History

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, United Kingdom.
Early History Evidence dating from the Neolithic period tells us that people have lived and worked on Farthing Downs for over 6,000 years. The Neolithic and Bronze Age people who first settled on Farthing Downs started to . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Recent History

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, United Kingdom.
Recent History ‘Farthing Downs — it is as though we walk along the smooth, rounded back of a huge animal, in mutual isolation from humankind. Written by Helen Corke. This beautiful observation was made by Helen Corke about a . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

How Did the Station Get Supplies?

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Sequim, Washington.
Lighthouse tender boats supplied the Station by traversing Dungeness Bay from the mainland. At least four docks were built over the years. They were often destroyed by storms. The original dock was constructed circa 1857. It . . .

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

Treaty of 1855

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Toppenish, Washington.
In the late Spring of 1855, representatives from the major tribes of Washington Territory gathered in council at Walla Walla. Chief Ka-Mi-Akin was the leader of the Confederacy of Tribes & Bands. The Yakima Treaty created a . . .

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

Captain A. J. Hembree Monument

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Toppenish, Washington.
7 1/10 miles South 10° West of here is a marker where Captain A. J. Hembree was killed by Indians April 10, 1856. Spot located by Lieutenant W. D. Stillwell of Captain Hembree’s Company, and Yakima tribesman Wy-Kolas. . . .

(Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lou Shattuck

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Toppenish, Washington.
Born to parents who arrived in the valley by covered wagon, “Lou” Shattuck grew up here. He loved horses and at age 15 was driving a stage coach. Famous for his six horse hitch, he won many gold medals, blue ribbons and cash . . .

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

Clearing the Land

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Toppenish, Washington.
In the early days of Toppenish history the settlers worked from sunrise to sunset for weeks at a time. Each family pulled and burned acres of sagebrush and greasewood to make room to plant their crops. We salute these . . .

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

Indian Horse Races

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Toppenish, Washington.
Charlie Newell’s knowledge of the Indian language and his wide acquaintance with the Yakama Indians enabled him to avert a crisis in which a massacre seemed imminent. The Indian Agency had forbidden the racing of horses and . . .

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

Sunset Baseball

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Concord, New Hampshire.
The Sunset League, the oldest after- supper amateur baseball league in the United States, was officially organized here at White Park in 1909. The original teams were the Haymakers, the Old Timers, the Sluggers and the White . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Pre-Columbian Cemetery

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Scotia, New York.
One-half north is a burial place of the mound builders, once occupants of the Mohawk Valley

(Anthropology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

A Notable House

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Glenville, New York.
Here about 1720 stood the first house in this part of the valley. Home of seven generations of the Van Eps family.

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

America's Response Monument

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New York, New York.
Within hours of the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001, America’s Special Operations Forces were called to action, formulating an unconventional warfare response to the acts of terror inflicted on our country. Not since . . .

(War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Frederick Brick Works

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Frederick, Maryland.
Frederick Reds, a once-prominent brand of bricks, were manufactured on this site between 1891 and 1946. Bricks were shipped via truck and rail to projects throughout the region. Locally, Frederick Reds were used in the . . .

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

The Frederick County History Bell

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Frederick, Maryland.
[East Panel] This bell was cast in Frederick on April 1 and 2, 2006, with public participation and great festivity. Frederick County "Honey Bee" participants in grades 3-5 helped cast the bell by passing ingots of metal to . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Free Colored Mens Library

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Frederick, Maryland.
At This Site - 113 Ice Street The Home of The Rev. Ignatius Snowden The Free Colored Mens Library and its predecessor The Young Men's Colored Reading Club Operated from 1913 Until 1932. These were the libraries for African . . .

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

Library Campaign Song

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Frederick, Maryland.
We have here in our town a colored library, Run by those who wish to learn you; what is best to read. Books of all descriptions you will find upon the shelves; of the Free Colored Library. Chorus We are working for a . . .

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

Water Level of the 1976 Flood

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Frederick, Maryland.
"In all my year, I've never seen so much water in Carroll Creek." -George Birely Delaplaine October 9, 1976 Water Level of the 1976 Flood

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

Jacob Engelbrecht's Diary

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Frederick, Maryland.
"Even while writing, the pavement is full of soldiers...what war times we live in!!! Would to the Lord, that the Rebellion was brushed out and if possible not a grease spot left." -Jacob Engelbrecht's Diary June 29, 1863

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Plaza de la República

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, Mexico.
Plaza de la Republica Para rendir homenaje a dos ilustres mexicanos el gobierno de Michoacan erigio las estatuas de los Generales Republicanos Epitacio Huerta y Santos Degollado. Las descubrió el C. Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos . . .

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