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The Wagoner's Fight - July 6, 1863

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Williamsport, Maryland.
Following the Battle of Gettysburg, the retreating Confederate troops and ambulance train occupied Williamsport, trapped by the impassible Potomac. Expecting an attack, Brigadier General John D. Imboden set up defensive . . .

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

Band Stand

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Williamsport, Maryland.
The Williamsport Community Band was first organized in August 1927 with over 40 members. The band performed concerts and played for many community events. In June 1928, the band had the honor of being the official band for . . .

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

The Wagon Train of the Wounded and Williamsport

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Williamsport, Maryland.
Following the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederate wounded, numbering between 8,000 and 10,000, were gathered to retreat to Virginia. A wagon train of 1,200 wagons, ambulances, buckboards and carriages, led by Brigadier . . .

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

Boy Scout Troop 17, 100 Years Old

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Williamsport, Maryland.
In the Beginning "Will organize Boy Scouts. Rev. M. F. Petzold, pastor of the Methodist church, of Williamsport, is arranging to organize a patrol of Boy Scouts in that place. At a preliminary meeting held at the Methodist . . .

(Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Great Hagerstown Fair

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Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Agricultural and Mechanical Association of Washington County was chartered in 1856 and began holding annual fairs in "Heyser's Woods" (now City Park) in the years before the Civil War. The fairs were suspended due to the . . .

(Animals • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Memorial to World War One Veterans of Smithsburg and Community

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Smithsburg, Maryland.
Memorial to World War One Veterans of Smithsburg and Community Paul Anders Jacob Brenner Donald Bushey Lee Cunningham Robert Dagenhart Jacob DeLauter Edward Dull Jack Fishack Jessie Fishack Harry Frey Glenn Harne Raymond . . .

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

Smithsburg Veterans Memorial

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Smithsburg, Maryland.
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(Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Memorial to World War II Korea and Vietnam Veterans of Smithsburg and Community

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Smithsburg, Maryland.
Memorial to World War II Korea and Vietnam Veterans of Smithsburg and Community World War II Edward W Baker Llewellyn Eyler Jesse Garrison Samuel J. Geiser, Jr. Leonard N. Gish Allen S. Hartman Arthur J. Hessong Robert L. . . .

(War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battle of Smithsburg

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Smithsburg, Maryland.
After capturing Confederate wagons and over 1300 prisoners at [unreadable]. Past Union Cavalry under General Judson Kilpatrick moved to Smithsburg on the morning of July 5. After burning the wagons on the outskirts of town, . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Stuffle" Christopher Smith

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Smithsburg, Maryland.
In Honor of "Stuffle" Christopher Smith 1750 — 1831 Founder of the Town Smithsburg, MD

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

Thurmont Rail History — The End of an Era

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Thurmont, Maryland.
The Western Maryland Railroad first reached Thurmont (then Mechanicstown) in 1871 and stopped in our town until 1967 when the depot (shown in upper left corner of mural) was closed and demolished. The H&F Railway (trolley . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Edge of "Progress" / Al Margen del "Progreso"

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Homestead, Florida.
The Edge of "Progress" (English) Imagine standing at this spot and watching tanker ships approach an oil refinery directly ahead of you. In the distance to your right, a causeway connects the Florida mainland to a new city . . .

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

Hurricane Andrew

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Homestead, Florida.
On Monday August 24, 1992, at 4:30 am, the eye wall of Hurricane Andrew passed over this point before striking Homestead and Southern Miami-Dade County. Andrew was one of the most powerful hurricanes in US history with wind . . .

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

Thurmont Attractions

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Thurmont, Maryland.
Approximately 100 covered bridges have existed in Maryland during the past 200 years, but only 6 remain with 3 of them in northern Frederick County. Two of these bridges are in close proximity to the town of Thurmont. Shown . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic Buildings—Past and Present

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Thurmont, Maryland.
1. The Central Trust Company Bank — The Central Trust Company was an impressive Greco-Roman building on the corner of Church and West Main Streets on the square. MAny local residents lost their life's savings when the bank . . .

(Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Stuart's Horse Raid of 1862

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Woodsboro, Maryland.
A month after the Battle of Antietam (October 10-11, 1862) Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart was ordered through Maryland to Pennsylvania for the purpose of destroying bridges, gathering supplies and taking . . .

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

The Union Advance to Gettysburg

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Woodsboro, Maryland.
On the evening of the 28th of June, 1863, the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac commanded by Major General Daniel Sickles rested on the road between Walkersville and Woodsboro. To the south on the same road near . . .

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

War on Terrorism Memorial

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Urbana, Maryland.
In honor of veterans from Frederick County who gave their lives in the support of the Global War on Terrorism since September 11, 2001 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. In Memory . . .

(War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Edge of Discovery / Margen del Descubrimiento

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Homestead, Florida.
The Edge of Discovery (English) Ponce de Leon is said to have named this place after the Bay of Biscay in his native Spain. A reef near the northern end of the park is dubbed “Fowey” after the British warship that wrecked . . .

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

18th Century Whaling Ship Anchor

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Cocoa Beach, Florida.
This anchor was discovered 16 miles off the shore of the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier in 1984 by the late Keith Siegel, a famous local lobster diver, and his brother Brian. Standing 10 ft. 5 in. tall and weighing more than . . .

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