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#30

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by the Illinois Central railroad at it's Burnside shops in Chicago with the instruments provided by the University of Illinois (the car was jointly owned). The dynamometer car is a rolling laboratory that tests the . . .

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

#2804

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by General Electric, this model U28C freight locomotive has a 16 cylinder, 4 cycle turbo charged engine which produces 2,800 horsepower. It is 67 feet 3 inches long, weighs 360,000 pound and has a 2,900 gallon capacity . . .

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

#750

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
American Car and Foundry built this lightweight parlor- observation car largely of riveted aluminum, with some low-allow, high-tensile steel. It seats 26 first class passenger in individual reclining and rotating parlor . . .

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

East Otto Union School

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East Otto, New York.
1920 East Otto Union School Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the last remaining three room school houses in the USA. Noted as an outstanding example of civic architecture. Originally . . .

(Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

#9

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The Rhode Island Locomotive Works built this 0-4-4T Forney-type locomotive (named for its designer, Matthias N. Forney) for use on a Chicago elevated line. The "T" indicates it is a tank locomotive, without a separate . . .

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

East Otto Veterans Memorial

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East Otto, New York.
Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of East Otto and vicinity who served our country in time of war

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

Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish

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near Spring Garden, Alabama.
Last ?ghting between armies of Hood and Sherman. Here Ferguson turned back Kilpatrick's larger force. These two armies had fought all summer from Chattanooga to Atlanta, west to here. To split South, Sherman turned, led . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Gasconade Bridge Disaster

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
By 1855, the Pacific Railroad had earned itself a poor reputation. Other railroads were not experiencing the same degree of difficulty in construction. the road was costing more than expected in time and money, leading to a . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Carmel Presbyterian Church

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near Spring Garden, Alabama.
In 1835, pioneering families migrated from Morgan County, Georgia to Cherokee County, AL, settling in the Ambersonville area, later renamed Spring Garden. These families were members of Carmel Presbyterian Church in Morgan . . .

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

Prof. of Nature

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Otto, New York.
Prof. of Nature Anna Botsford Comstock 1854 -1930. Professor at Cornell Author of handbook of nature study as well as an engraver and illustrator.

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

Round Top Branch of the Gettysburg & Harrisburg Railroad

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
You are standing where the Round Top spur of the Gettysburg & Harrisburg Railroad (GHRR) passed by on the way to Little Round Top. The spur, shown on the map as a green line, was constructed between April and June 1884. From . . .

(Entertainment • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Civil War Destruction

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The Civil War did not help the Pacific Railroad's finances or construction schedule. Railroads and their destruction were an important strategic element in the battles between North and South; General Sherman's army in its . . .

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

Camp Stevens Muster Ground

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Ayer, Massachusetts.
Camp Stevens muster ground of the 53d Regt. M.V.I. Mustered in Sept 1862 Mustered out Sept 1863 Erected 1915

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

William Benton Henderson

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Tampa, Florida.
William Benton Henderson was a leading figure in the development of Tampa and Hillsborough County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A Georgia native, Henderson arrived in Tampa in 1847 and served as a lieutenant in . . .

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Medora Ball Historical Museum

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Otto, New York.
Medora Ball Historical Museum has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior The First Congregational Church of Otto 1861

(Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Pacific Railroad Controversy

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
"As one intrusted with your interests, I felt that your rights had been disregarded, and I did not fail to express my convictions in pretty strong language, to which Mr. Garrison and his associates took great exceptions and . . .

(Communications • Industry & Commerce • Politics • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Riot in the Tunnels

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
One of the first projects on the Pacific Railroad was the construction of the first tunnels west of the Mississippi River — the Barretts Tunnels — one of which is currently located on the Museum of Transportation's grounds, . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Ground-breaking!

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
On July 4, 1851, over two years after the Missouri State Legislature had chartered the Pacific Railroad, construction finally began. At this point, most Missourians had caught the "railroad fever," rallying behind . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Royal Treasury

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, Mexico.
Real Caja. Barroco. S. XVIII Felipe Cleere. Reconstruida en 1763. Atesoraba los bienes de la Real Hacienda. Hacia 1791 construyen oficinas de fundición al lado de la caja. Al iniciar la independencia fue saqueada. Después . . .

(Architecture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jay Gould and the Missouri Pacific

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Ten years after the White Line scandal broke, the Missouri Pacific (it had been re-named as other "Pacific" railroads were constructed) was not faring much better than it had in the past. Despite the 1874 construction of the . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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