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War Memorial

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Minooka, Pennsylvania.
Dedicated in lasting memory of all those men from Minooka, Greenwood, and the Twentieth Ward who were killed in action or who died in the honorable service of this country during World Wars I and II and the Korean War Done . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mount Joe Palooka

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Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.
Dedicated to Joe Palooka Champion of Democracy Created in Wilkes-Barre by Ham Fisher Ham Fisher (1900-1955), Wilkes-Barre, created comic strip here Joe Palooka, a world heavyweight boxing champion. A clean living role . . .

(Entertainment • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Vietnam War Memorial

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West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
Cpl Richard Charles Balukonis SFC George John Kendra HM1 Louis Vincent Romanelli PFC Edward John Stankevich

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

Stuart Tank

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Berwick, Pennsylvania.
During WWII, 9,135 American Car & Foundry workers from the surrounding region produced 15,224 tanks for American and Allied Forces. The first US tank fabricated on an assembly line, the Stuart was favored for its speed and . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

9/11 Memorial

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Berwick, Pennsylvania.
Dedicated to all firefighters, police officers, EMS workers and all others who lost their lives to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and all those who carry on. These metal fragments are from remains of the Twin . . .

(Disasters • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mount Defiance

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near Middleburg, Virginia.
(preface) After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mt. Defiance, the Turnpike, and Middleburg

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Middleburg, Virginia.
The stone home beside you, built in stages beginning in the mid-18th century, was like many buildings in this section of Virginia—old by 1863 (the oldest part facing the turnpike). It was owned then by the Barton . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Battle Begins: Fighting East and Southeast of Mt. Defiance

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Middleburg, Virginia.
On a day that promised “scorching” temperatures, the Union attack in the Battle of Middleburg began about 6:00 a.m. The 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, supported by the 16th Pennsylvania and 10th New York, led the advance. The . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Horse Artillery at Mt. Defiance

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Middleburg, Virginia.
The artillery piece before you, a replica of a 12-pounder (4.62 inch) Napoleon, sits along a line where two Confederate batteries from Virginia were rapidly put into position facing east toward Middleburg on the early . . .

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

Phase Two of the Battle: Fighting Along the Turnpike

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Middleburg, Virginia.
In 1863, the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike followed the east-bound lanes of today’s Route 50 that you see before you. Stone walls with two wooden rails on top (“stone fences”) lined both sides of the turnpike here along the crest of . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Prussian Warrior Heros Von Borcke Goes Down

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Middleburg, Virginia.
Johann August Heinrich Heros von Borcke stepped ashore in Charleston, South Carolina on May 24, 1862, having run the Union Navy’s blockade on a rebel blockade runner. He presented an imposing figure—muscular, standing 6’3” . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Battle Concludes: Buford's Flanking Movement & Stuart's Withdrawal

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Middleburg, Virginia.
Under pressure to drive the Southern cavalry through Ashby’s Gap and thereby locate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, Union General Alfred Pleasonton had determined to attack on June 19th along two fronts. . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Oakdale Saddle Club

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Oakdale, California.
The Oakdale Saddle Club was started by a group of local "horsemen” and incorporated in July of 1945. They began by putting on some local horse activities after completing the basic work on the grounds they had purchased. . . .

(Entertainment • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ava Gardner

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Smithfield, North Carolina.
An actress in 67 films, from 1941 to 1986. An Academy Award nominee; Johnston County native. Gravesite 100 yards W.

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

“Resourses within Themselves”

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Lorton, Virginia.
The enslaved community at Gunston Hall lived in at least six different locations. George and Ann Mason's son John remembered that the east yard included “servant houses (in them days called Negroe quarters)…masqued by rows . . .

(African Americans • Colonial Era) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Anne Pickett

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Milford, Wisconsin.
The first dairy co-op in Wisconsin founded in Jefferson County 1841-1845 by Anne Pickett (1804-1884) a resident of the Aztalan-Lake Mills area in her log house kitchen from milk obtained from a 20 cow herd plus 10 rented . . .

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

Timucua Burial Mound/Timucua People

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Gainesville, Florida.
(side 1) Timucua Burial Mound This earthen mound pays tribute to the ancestors of the Timucua Indians who lived and established villages near lakes and other sources of fresh water in north central Florida. Around 950 CE, . . .

(Anthropology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Law School Burial Mound

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Gainesville, Florida.
100 yards west is an aboriginal burial mound built ca. A.D. 1000 by Alachua Tradition peoples, ancestors of the Potano Indians who lived in Alachua County in the 16th and 17th centuries. Initially several individuals were . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Racing on the Beach 1931

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
After taking 3 years to develop a new 1350 horsepower Napier engined “Bluebird” Malcolm Campbell arrives to attempt breaking the 240 mph barrier. In February, he sets 1 mile world record of 245.733 mph. Chessie Cummins is . . .

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

Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson

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, Israel.
John Henry Patterson was born in Ireland on November 10, 1876. He was an Irish Protestant who had a thorough knowledge of the Bible, and was sympathetic to the Jewish people in biblical times and to the Zionist idea. He . . .

(Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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