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Cumberland Hall

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Frostburg, Maryland.
In 1986, Cumberland Residence Hall was completed. This hall was named for the closest major city to Frostburg.

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

Frederick Hall

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Frostburg, Maryland.
In 1971, Frederick Residence Hall was completed. The building was named by popular student vote.

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

A Community at "the Mons"

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near Bedford, Virginia.
By the mid-1800s, the village of Mons, which is Latin for mountain, had grown up around the Peaks of Otter. There was a church, a school, two mills, and a hotel. The small community provided services to tourists who had . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Westminster Hall

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Frostburg, Maryland.
In 1972, Westminster Residence Hall was completed. The building was named by popular student vote.

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

Chesapeake Hall

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Frostburg, Maryland.
In 1970, Chesapeake Dining Hall was completed. This building was named after the Chesapeake Bay.

(Education • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The McGiffert Log Loader

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Long Leaf, Louisiana.
The McGiffert Log Loader was a rail hauled, log loading machine invented in 1901 by John R. McGiffert. Several hundred of these machines were built for use in North America, alone. Today, only 5 or 6 exist in the US, and one . . .

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

Dry Kilns, Old & New

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Long Leaf, Louisiana.
The DRY KILNS were necessary to transform the lumber from its green (or wet) condition into a low-moisture-content product for sales and economical transport. The kilns enabled the management of controlled conditions of heat . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Appalachian Trail

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near Blue Ridge, Virginia.
The Appalachian Trail crisscrosses the Blue Ridge Parkway for 100 miles in Virginia. Farther south, it winds through the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail usually follows the crest of the Appalachian chain, occasionally . . .

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

Temple Emanuel

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Helena, Montana.
Site of first Jewish house of worship State of Montana 1890

(Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Temple Beth Shalom

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Spokane, Washington.
Jews have participated in the social, economic and political life of the Pacific Northwest from the earliest period of exploration and settlement. Temple Emanu-El, erected at 3th and Madison was the first permanent Jewish . . .

(Churches & Religion • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

White Park

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Concord, New Hampshire.
One of the oldest municipal parks in New Hampshire, White Park was conveyed to the city by Armenia White in 1884, in memory of her husband Nathaniel. Mr. White, a founder of The American Express Company, was a prominent . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Jewish House of Worship

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Chicago, Illinois.
On this site stood, in 1851, the first Jewish house of worship in the State of Illinois and the middle Northwest. Kehlath Anshe Mayriv Congregation Men of the West Now known as K.A.M. Temple Established 1847 Dedicated by . . .

(Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The DePaul Center

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Chicago, Illinois.
Built in 1912 as the Rothschild Building Holabird and Roche – architect Renamed the Goldblatt Building in 1936 Placed on the Nation Register of Historic Places in 1989 Rededicated by DePaul University September 14, 1993 . . .

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

Babcock Court

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Coronado, California.
Babcock Court Honoring Elisha Spurr Babcock Jr. 1849-1922 Founder of Coronado - 1886 City Incorporated Dec. 11, 1890 Dedicated 1974 Coronado Historical Assocation

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Urban Archeology/Then and Now

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New York, New York.
Right: Urban Archeology Did you know that there are archeological sites right here in New York City? Pieces of our city’s history are hidden under our feet beneath streets, parks, and parking lots. Under this playground, . . .

(Anthropology • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Snelling Avenue: African American Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
African American families were among the first to settle in the neighborhood that grew south of East Lake Street. During much of the 20th century, restrictive housing covenants limited where African Americans could buy . . .

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

The 1870 Hildreth House

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St. Augustine, Florida.
To save it from pending demolition, this three-story, steep gable-roofed house was relocated to Old Town St. Augustine on December 7, 2004. This was not the first time the house had moved. In a former life it was the north . . .

(Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Racing on the Beach 1922

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
In April, Sig Haugdahl is first to break 3 miles per minute with run of 180.270 mph driving “Wisconsin Special” powered by modified aircraft engine.

(Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Tehachapi Airport and Gliderport

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Tehachapi, California.
On February 16, 1914 Silas Christofferson made the first flight over the Tehachapi range above Tehachapi at an “altitude of 800 feet and was in plain view of the mountain folk who turned out in large numbers to see him . . .

(Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Siskiyou Pass

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Ashland, Oregon.
Side 1 Used for centuries by Shasta and other Native people, this low gap between the Rogue and Klamath watershed was crossed by Peter Skene Ogden, led by Shasta Guides, on February 9, 1827. With Ogden was a mounted group of . . .

(Exploration • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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