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Hawkwood Mansion

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Ballston, New York.
The foundation at which you are now standing was probably built in the 1790's as the basis for a mansion owned by Henry Walton. We have no pictures of the original building but can assume it looked somewhat like this picture . . .

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Hawkwood Mansion

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Ballston, New York.
Top Left This is an undated picture from the collection of the Theuner family. They owned the property for a short time in the 1920's. Note the porch lanterns, probably fueled by acetylene. This was the first house in town . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic Burlington, KY

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Burlington, Kentucky.
Boone County Courthouses Through the Years 1n 1817, Boone County replaced its first log courthouse with a brick structure, which was remodeled in 1828 and again in 1878. The present courthouse was built in 1889 for $19,740. . . .

(Government) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Middle Creek United Methodist Church & Settlement

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
The Church By 1787, Methodist Circuit Riding Preachers were traveling throughout this vast wilderness region with a Bible and a saddlebag, ministering in frontier settlements. At Middle Creek, open-air revivals known as camp . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge and Pigeon Forge Academy

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge was initially part of the Pigeon Forge circuit in the Knoxville District of Holston Conference. Circuit riding preachers served this church, Huskey’s Grove, Pleasant Hill, . . .

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

Pigeon Forge Attractions

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
When Pigeon Forge began transforming itself from a quiet farming community into one focused on tourism, the town adopted the slogan “Action-Packed.” It’s an appropriate description evidenced by the diversity and sheer number . . .

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Woodvale Union Cemetery

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Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
Woodvale Cemetery was established in the mid-1800s in Middleburgh Township, Ohio. The oldest marked grave holds Fred G. Klink (1833–1858), whose family donated a half acre of land for burials. In 1786, Frank M. Stearns . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

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Kansas City, Missouri.
Organized in 1949 to investigate corruption, the Commission has become a model for ways to organize the struggle for greater public safety. At its inception, Kansas City Businessman and civic leader E.M. Dodds pushed for the . . .

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Amalie

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Titusville, Pennsylvania.
William H. Daugherty lived in Titusville before founding the Daugherty Refinery in Petrolia, PA. Amalie was created in 1903 when L. Sonneborn & Sons bought Daugherty Refinery. It was the first refiner of mineral oils in the . . .

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Oil Creek

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Titusville, Pennsylvania.
The Oil Creek Refining Company was founded by Dennis McGraw and incorporated in 1919-20. It was a "home-owned” oil refinery and operated in East Titusville. The company was the first to market motor oil in refinery-sealed, . . .

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Tidewater

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Titusville, Pennsylvania.
In 1865, Titusville residents Byron Benson, Robert Hopkins and David McKelvy started a sawmill in Enterprise (located just outside Titusville) to finance their drilling operation; which they named the Enterprise Oil and . . .

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Atlantic Motor Oil

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Titusville, Pennsylvania.
ATLANTIC REFINING COMPANY 1859: Charles Lockhart and William Frew came to this region to drill for oil on the south bank of the Allegheny across from the mouth of Oil Creek in Venango County. Subsequently they bought out the . . .

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Ferries, Tugs and Tall Ships/Along the Western Shore

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New York, New York.
Left: Ferries, Tugs and Tall Ships Not so long ago, New Yorkers travelling overseas left from passenger terminals located on Manhattan’s west side piers. Steamship lines owned their own terminals, and the arrivals and . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Adams Street Cemetery

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Berea, Ohio.
Known as the “village Cemetery,” this was Berea’s main burial ground from 1834 to the 1880s. However, in 1886, the Cleveland Stone Co. purchased quarries adjacent to the cemetery, where Coe Lake is today. Quarrying had . . .

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Stoney Creek Village

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Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Lemuel Taylor and his family became Stoney Creek's first settlers in 1823. The next year a sawmill and a gristmill, along with a distillery and blacksmith shop were built. Next came a hotel and a woolen mill. Joshua Van . . .

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

Prepared for Battle

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Tybee Island, Georgia.
In early 1862, Confederate soldiers used earth and timbers to create a blindage. The blindage created a covered walkway to protect troops against incoming shot and shells. They also dug ditches in the parade ground to catch . . .

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Changing Landscape

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Tybee Island, Georgia.
In the 1800s, a busy village stood where you now see a wooded area beyond the parking lot. Here at the mouth of the Savannah River, Cockspur Island was a strategic military outpost from before the Revolutionary War until . . .

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Mississippi 4th Infantry

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Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi.
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Ogilvy Chapel of St. Thomas Episcopal Church

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Berea, Ohio.
This “little gem of a stone church,” built and dedicated in 1893, is constructed of locally quarried, rusticated Berea sandstone blocks. A Celtic cross at the top of the west wall represented the areas of Great Britain from . . .

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Regional Museum of Bacalar

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, Mexico.
Museo Regional de Bacalar En el km 138 al noroeste de Chetumal sobre la costera de la laguna, se localiza esta fortificación del siglo XVIII que ha quedado como ejemplo de la arquitectura militar de la Nueva España, además . . .

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