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Molly Stark House

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Dunbarton, New Hampshire.
Built by her father, Capt. Caleb Page, c. 1759, this was Molly Page's home in her youth and as the wife of Gen. John Stark. Their first son, Caleb, who served with his illustrious father during the Revolution, was born here, . . .

(Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Jacob Wrey Gould Fountain

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New York, New York.
The original fountain was designed by noted architect Jacob Wrey Mould. It was placed in front of City Hall 1871, two hundred feet northeast of its present location. The fountain remained there until 1920, when it was . . .

(Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rust Manor House

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Leesburg, Virginia.
Henry and Anne Harrison purchased the land that is now Rust Sanctuary in 1909 and built the Manor House. William and Mary Rust bought the property in 1929, renovating portions of the house, adding the front and rear porches . . .

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

Palatka Waterworks

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Palatka, Florida.
Whitewater Branch was the primary water source for Palatka In 1886-87 Wheeler and Parks Company of Boston, Mass., built the Palatka Waterworks. The steam pumping machinery delivered one million gallons of water in 24 hours. . . .

(Man-Made Features • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Michigan State Ferry

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
Built and operated under the supervision of Grover C. Dillman, State Highway Commissioner, as a link of the State Highway System. Ferry service first opened -1923- under the supervision of Frank F. Rogers, State Highway . . .

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

The Civil War and the Ravines

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Palatka, Florida.
During the Civil War (1861-1865), Florida was a Confederate state. Union forces controlled the St. Johns River, threatening Palatka. The hills above the ravines were an ideal location for a militia camp. Soldiers there had . . .

(War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

State Ferries, 1923-1957

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
July 31, 1923 marked the beginning of a Straits ferry system, when the converted river boat “Ariel,” landed 20 autos at the St. Ignace center. Annual traffic increased to about one million cars, requiring 470 employees, new . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Reverend Billy Graham

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Temple Terrace, Florida.
Billy Graham attended Florida Bible Institute, now Florida Coolege, from 1937 to graduation in 1940. A world-recognized evangelist, Dr. Graham is one of the 20th century's best-known Christian leaders and the spiritual . . .

(Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

This Field

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Concord, New Hampshire.
This Field Dedicated to the Memory of Sydney W. Beauclerk Jr. First Lieutenant 12TH. Aero Squadron, 4TH. Army Corps Killed in Action Oct. 29TH. 1918 At Champignuelle, France.

(War, World I) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain 1871-1920

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New York, New York.
This Historic Fountain replaces the 1977 George T. Delacorte Fountain and is maintained in Perpetuity by his Endowment to the Central Park Conservancy Mould Fountain Restored October 1999

(Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Route of El Camino Real

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San Antonio, Texas.
The main thoroughfare of early Texas, the Camino Real, or "King's Highway", followed ancient Indian and buffalo trail. It stretched 1,000 miles from Mexico to present Louisiana. Domingo Teran de los Rios, first Governor of . . .

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

David Rockefeller Memorial Clock

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New York, New York.
This clock is a gift to the City of New York from the Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. in honor of David Rockefeller whose efforts on behalf of New York City and downtown, from his time as assistant to Mayor Fiorello La . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Serious Business

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near Leesburg, Virginia.
Morven Park is in Virginia's Piedmont—literally, the "foot of the mountain"—an area of gently rolling hills and fertile soil perfectly suited to farming. The region attracted Westmoreland Davis, a lawyer-turned-farmer . . .

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

West Charlton

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West Charlton, New York.
Active in 19th C with farms, mills, tavern, blacksmith, school #4, general stores, post office, hotel, doctor, fire company No. 3-1941.

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

Suspension Bridges and Amphitheater

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Palatka, Florida.
The natural ravine was developed into Ravine Gardens in the 1930s by the City of Palatka and the Federal Government. The suspension bridges and amphitheater built at that time have been placed on the National Register of . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Comal County

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New Braunfels, Texas.
Formed from Travis and Bexar land districts Created March 24,1846 Organized July 13, 1846 Named for the river so called from the pancake shape of the islands formed by its springs New Braunfels, county seat established March . . .

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

New Braunfels Post Office

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New Braunfels, Texas.
The old post office of New Braunfels was built during the full-scale 20th century transformation of the United States Postal System. Programs like the United States Postal Savings System, parcel post, airmail, and improved . . .

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

The Farmhand House

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Leesburg, Virginia.
Though small by today's standard, structures like this four-room house were home to Morven Park's farm laborers and their families. The homes once dotted large estates throughout the area, and Morven park had as many as nine . . .

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

International & Great Northern Railroad in New Braunfels

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New Braunfels, Texas.
As early as 1875, New Braunfels residents began petitioning rail companies to bring lines into the community. The town's first major proposal, to the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad, failed to achieve the . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Garden

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near Leesburg, Virginia.
Westmoreland Davis managed all parts of Morven Park's operations, from its prized bulls to its green beans, with incredible care. In the early 1930s, he expanded the estate's gardens and began growing sweet corn, squash, . . .

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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