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Bacalar During the XVth Century

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, Mexico.
Bacalar en el Siglo XV Para el año de 1476 la mancha poblacional de bacalar estaba comprendida entre la calle 1 con 18, hasta la calle 26 con 7, aproximadamente 15 años después al desmembramiento de la entonces Liga de . . .

(Native Americans • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Key to the South

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Tybee Island, Georgia.
The Union Army took control of Hilton Head Island after the Battle of Port Royal Sound in November 1861. More than 15,000 Union troops landed on the island to establish a large military base. From Hilton Head, Union forces . . .

(Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Shifting Shoreline

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Tybee Island, Georgia.
Since 1867, the island has grown due to dredging. Cockspur Island was once much smaller than it is today. Since the end of the Civil War through the 1980s, the Savannah River was dredged to make it deep enough for . . .

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

King William III - "King Billy's on the Wall"

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, United Kingdom.
William III encourages his troops, on the morning of July 12th 1690 Let ambition fire thy mind Laat ambitie brand un'verstand Williamite Forces Danish, English, Dutch, French Huguenots, Prussian, Scots, Irish, Swiss, . . .

(Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Thomas Russell

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, United Kingdom.
United Irishman 'the Man from God knows where' Librarian 1794-1796

(Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Devastating Bombardment

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Tybee Island, Georgia.
April 10, 1862: The Confederates refused a formal demand to surrender because enemy guns were a mile away—more than twice the effective range of heavy artillery of the day. When Union troops opened fire, their new rifled . . .

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

5,275 Shots & Shells in 30 Hours

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Tybee Island, Georgia.
Acting Brigadier General Quincy Adams Gillmore led the Union artillery attack on Fort Pulaski. Because the US Army originally built the fort, he knew its strengths and weaknesses and targeted the angle in front of you. . . .

(Architecture • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Donegall Square North

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, United Kingdom.
The splendid vista of the City Hall (1906) dominates the view from here, but it is by no means the only building of architectural or cultural merit to be seen. Take a circuit around the City Hall and discover some of the . . .

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

Thomas Carnduff

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, United Kingdom.
The Shipyard Poet Resident Caretaker Linen Hall Library 1951-1954

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

La Porte's Original Library

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La Porte, Texas.
The La Porte, Texas branch of the Harris County Public Library began in June 1921 with 110 books placed in the La Porte High School. In 1923, due to increased adult patronage, the library was moved to quieter and larger . . .

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

The Muffin House

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New York, New York.
The Muffin House 337 West 20th Street Built as a foundry c. 1850, Samuel Bath Thomas (1855- 1919) converted the ovens for his English Muffin bakery in the early 20th century. The arched brick structures remain below the courtyard garden.

(Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wellington Place

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, United Kingdom.
The growth in prosperity from cotton and linen during the Napoleonic wars saw Belfast's centre of gravity shift from its ancient heartland around High Street, out towards the White Linen Hall, where the present City Hall now . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Church of the Holy Apostles

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New York, New York.
This Protestant Episcopal Church designed in Tuscan style by Minard Lafever, was opened for services in 1848. It lengthened by him in 1854 and the transepts, designed by Charles Babcock of R. Upjohn & Co., were added in . . .

(Architecture • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jane McCrea

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Fort Edward, New York.
Jane McCrea was a Fort Edward area resident in 1777 during the Saratoga Campaign. With the approach of the British army, Jane’s brother, Colonel John McCrea a supporter of the Patriot cause, evacuated his farm on the West . . .

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

The Cotopaxi Jewish Agricultural Colony 1882-1884

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Cotopaxi, Colorado.
Nearly 70 Jewish immigrants were settled in and near Cotopaxi. Facing insurmountable challenges, the ill-equipped Colonists made heroic efforts to farm the rocky land. A synagogue was established, three weddings were . . .

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

Lucy Friedlander Covington (1910 – 1982)

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Cheney, Washington.
From the 1940’s – 1960’s, U.S. Indian Policy was Termination. The policy strove for Native American Tribes to sell their lands to the government. The Tribes would disband and “assimilate” into American society, ending their . . .

(Native Americans • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Reinhold Chrystman

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Boise, Idaho.
As manager of the Piotrkow Trybunalski Glass Factory, he saved over 700 Jews during the Holocaust while risking his own life. (Poland 1944) Memoir of Alina Braun Rindler, A Survivor Donated by the Jewish American Society for . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Temple B'Nai Israel

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Jews have lived in Oklahoma since the mid 19th century. In 1903, Jews in Oklahoma City organized Temple B'Nai Israel. During its first few years, the congregation met at several local churches. The synagogue, located at 50 . . .

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

Final Resting Place

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near Tybee Island, Georgia.
The cemetery at Fort Pulaski marks the final resting place for workers, families, and soldiers. Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as the people who built the fort and supported the troops garrisoned here, once shared . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Minnesota's First Synagogue

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Saint Paul, Minnesota.
1856: The First Jewish Congregation in Minnesota Mount Zion Hebrew Association was founded in 1856 by eight German Jewish families who came up the Mississippi from St. Louis. Joseph Ullman and Isidor Rose were in the fur . . .

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