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Adobe Flores

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South Pasadena, California.
Headquarters of General Jose Maria Flores before the capitulation to General John C. Fremont, January 13, 1847, at Cahuenga.

(Peace • War, Mexican-American) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

McGroarty Home

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Tujunga, California.
Honoring John Steven McGroarty, Poet Laureate of California, 1933-1944. Author of The Mission Play.

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Politics) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Power Plant No. 1

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near Santa Clarita, California.
Some sections of the original Los Angeles Aqueduct, completed 1913, are still in use. During six years, 100,000 laborers built the 233-mile-long series of canals, pipelines and tunnels that make up the gravity-flow aqueduct from Owens Valley.

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

13-15 West 54th Street Houses

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New York, New York.
13-15 West 54th Street Houses New York City Designated Landmark This pair of town houses was built in 1896-97 for William Murray, a New York businessman, designed in a Renaissance-inspired style by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the . . .

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

Site of First Ferry

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Concord, New Hampshire.
Site of First Ferry Established by Capt. Ebenezer Eastman 1727. -------------- Tucker's Ferry 1785. -------------- Federal Bridge 1798.

(Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

California Crossing

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Irving, Texas.
In the middle and late 1800’s, wagon trains carrying settlers and freight covered vast southwestern landscapes that often resembled “Seas of Grass.” The most popular wagons, built in the Pennsylvania towns of Conestoga and . . .

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

St. Andrews Bay Skirmish

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Panama City, Florida.
The U.S. bark Roebuck, commanded by John Sherrill, was sent to St. Andrews Bay to prevent blockade running. On March 20, 1863, an 11-man scouting party landed in this vicinity to secure fresh drinking water. They were . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Camp Ashby

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Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Camp Ashby, a World War II prisoner of war camp for German soldiers, occupied more than 200 acres just north of here. Its headquarters was the main building of the former Tidewater Memorial Hospital, a tuberculosis . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"The Writers' Room"

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New York, New York.
“The Writers' Room” Here at City Center, Your Show of Shows came to life each week. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Tony Webster, Joe Stein, Danny Simon, Max . . .

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

Thurgood Marshall and the Hillburn Schools

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Hillburn, New York.
On this site in 1943, Thurgood Marshall, NAACP Legal Director and later US Supreme Court Justice, led the movement to end racial segregation in Hillburn schools. His petition prompted the New York State Commissioner of . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

U.S. Post Office Antigo, Wisconsin

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Antigo, Wisconsin.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Antigo Post Office 1916

(Government • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Quarry

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Walkersville, Maryland.
This quarry—today filled with water—provided limestone for the Fountain Rock kilns and stone crusher for nearly 80 years. From about 1872 to 1955, stone quarried here was used to fertilize fields and surface roads throughout . . .

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

La tour - La "light" / The tower - The light

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Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec.
La tour Vers le milieu du 19e siècle, on érigea dix phares majeurs dans le secteur des Grands Lacs et du nord du golfe Saint-Laurent, tous selon des méthodes de construction assez similaires. Ces phares furent nommés « tours . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Communications • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Erie Canal

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Fonda, New York.
Gateway to the West The Erie Canal was the first major commercially successful connection between the East Coast and the Western Frontier. Known as the "Gateway to the West,” the canal helped fan the flames of the Industrial . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Old Blacksmith Shop

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Toppenish, Washington.
The Toppenish area around the 1890’s had 4 blacksmith shops. These shops were the hub of activity at that time. Rebuilding a wheel for a freight wagon, shoeing horses or making new parts for machinery the “smithy” was there. . . .

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

Escape Allée (1838)

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Southeast Washington, District of Columbia.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey fled enslavement in Maryland on September 3, 1838. His escape route included travel by train, ferry, and steamboat through Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. Each tree in . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cahuenga Pass Treasure

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Los Angeles, California.
Treasure hunters believe there is 20th-century loot hidden at the Bowl. Many have searched, but the treasure is still a mystery. The legend of the Cahuenga Pass treasure begins in 1864 when, under Napoleon's rule, France . . .

(Hispanic Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Freedom Grove (1838)

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Douglass, District of Columbia.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey arrived in New York with the aid of a free woman named Anna Murray. She followed him to New York, and eleven days after his arrival, they married. The couple continued to settle in New . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Memorial Grove (1841-1895)

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Douglass, District of Columbia.
From his 1841 speech at a Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society convention, until 1895 when he died suddenly at his Cedar Hill home in Washington, D.C., Frederick Douglass championed human rights. This memorial grove of scarlet . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Activist Grove (1833-1845)

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Douglass, District of Columbia.
Three years after he escaped enslavement, Douglass gave a brief speech at an anti-slavery meeting in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This lecture would be the beginning of a repertoire of speeches that built Frederick Douglass's . . .

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