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27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Burma-Shave was introduced in 1925 by the Burma-Vita company, owned by Clinton Odell. The brushless shaving cream was advertised in an innovative way: small signs were posted along the edges of roadways, spaced for . . .

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

John Eisenmann / Boston Township Hall

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Peninsula, Ohio.
In addition to the Boston Township Hall, well-known Cleveland architect John Eisenmann designed many prominent buildings, including the Cleveland Arcade. Eisenmann was also the first professor of civil engineering at the . . .

(Architecture • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Michigan Union and the Peace Corps

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Ann Arbor, Michigan.
At 2 a.m., October 14, 1960, three weeks before the election, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed a densely packed crowd in front of the Michigan Union. In a three-minute impromptu speech, he challenged them to . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Robert L. Hunker

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Peninsula, Ohio.
Robert L. Hunker was a nationally renowned interior and architectural designer who moved his home and business to Peninsula, Ohio in 1962. He purchased, preserved and renovated over thirty irreplaceable historic village . . .

(Architecture • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Racing on the Beach 1927

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
In March Major H.O.D. Segrave sets world record and is first to break 200 mph barrier with two way average run of 203.792 mph. Within 1 hour period driving 1000 horsepower Sunbeam Mystery. Segrave experiences severe wind . . .

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

Racing on the Beach 1928

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Greatest beach speed battle in history involves several top rivals driving radically different vehicles. England’s Capt. Malcolm Campbell sets world record driving ???? cubic inch 900 horsepower Bluebird at 206.956 mph. In . . .

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

Racing on the Beach 1929

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Major Seagrave sets record driving Napier Aircraft engined “Golden Arrow” at 231.362 mph. Seagrave eventually knighted for Land & Speedboat records.

(Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jail on Wheels

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St. Augustine, Florida.
In 1877, the governor of Florida instituted a convict leasing program to make money for the state. The program required road crews to be moved and housed. Mule pulled jail wagons provided both secure, though miserable, . . .

(Law Enforcement • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Camp Dismal Hollow

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Linden, Virginia.
The Corps Comes to Virginia In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the creation of a nationwide program intended to alleviate unemployment resulting from The Great Depression. Unmarried men ages 18-25 were . . .

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

Kossuth

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New Orleans, Louisiana.
Here on March 30, 1852 Louis Kossuth Governor of Hungary leader of the 1848 revolution addressed the citizens of New Orleans Hungarians of Louisiana, Arpadhon Hungarians Worldwide 2002

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing

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Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Lord Dunmore, royal governor of Virginia, led a detachment of the British 14th Regiment to this area on 15 Nov. 1775 to disrupt militiamen forming in resistance to royal authority. The Princess Anne militia, waiting in a . . .

(African Americans • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Slaves No More

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St. Augustine, Florida.
Fort Mose was established in 1738, when over 100 runaway slaves arrived seeking refuge from their northern plantations. It was the first free Black settlement of self-emancipated slaves in what is now the United States. . . .

(African Americans • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Henry Flagler's "Winter Newport"

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St. Augustine, Florida.
In 1876, tycoon Henry Flagler took his ailing wife to St. Augustine to get her away from Cleveland's cold winters. Although he was delighted by the magnificent orange groves, lodging was primitive, and the pace was too . . .

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

Arriving in Style

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St. Augustine, Florida.
If you visited St. Augustine at the turn of the century, you would have traveled to Florida aboard a steamboat on the St. Johns River to Tocoi, 18 miles west of St. Augustine. At Tocoi, you boarded the St. Johns Railroad for . . .

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

Lower East Side – 1767

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New York, New York.
This reach of the East River, from here to Rutgers Slip (1) is rich in maritime history. Peck Slip was one of the last and most important of New York harbor’s slips. The burgeoning population of European immigrants reclaimed . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Siskiyou Mountain Wagon Road

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Ashland, Oregon.
Constructed 1858 - 1860 Telegraph Line Added 1863 Last Stage Coach Crossed 1887

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cement Production in Tehachapi

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Tehachapi, California.
Tehachapi has had a long association with limestone and cement due to the naturally occurring limestone deposits in the region. As early as 1877 a kiln in Antelope Canyon was producing 400 to 500 barrels of lime. Throughout . . .

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

Up in Smoke

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St. Augustine, Florida.
At the turn of the century, St. Augustine's cigar industry was flourishing. Balmy nights and a good cigar were a tradition. Just after World War I, the cigar industry flourished in St. Augustine. It was second only to the . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Carrothers Court

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Coronado, California.
Carrothers Court Dedicated By the City of Coronado And Honoring Bob Carrothers National Boys Tennis Champion 1937

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

2108-30 East Lake: Twin City Rapid Transit Lake Street Station and Car Yard

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Opened in 1910, the Lake Street Station was one of six carhouses used by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) streetcar system that served Minneapolis and St. Paul. At its peak in 1920, TCRT had nearly 530 miles of . . .

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