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1939 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mar. 19 – 156.8 miles. 1st–J. Sam Rice, '39 Mercury; 2nd–Bill France; 3rd–Joe Littlejohn July 4 – 160 miles. 1st–Stewart Joyce-'32 Ford; 2nd–Smokey Purser; 3rd–Bill Tanner Sept. 4 – 102.4 miles. 1st–Smokey Purser-'39 . . .

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

1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Sept. 5, 1937 – 51.2 miles. 1st-Smokey Purser, ‘37 Ford; 2nd-Mike Cone; 3rd-Danny Murphy. July 10, 1938 – 150.4 miles. 1st-Danny Murphy, ’38 Ford; 2nd-Bill France; 3rd-Mike Cone. Sept. 5, 1938, 156.8 miles. 1st-Bill . . .

(Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1940 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mar. 10 – 160 miles. 1st – Roy Hall, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd – Cannonball Bob Baker July 7 – 160 miles. 1st – Bill France, ’39 Buick; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd –Smokey Purser Sept. 1 – 25.6 miles (Ladies). 1st – . . .

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

Mouton House

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
Mouton House: The House of a Middle Class Acadian Family The Maison Mouton is a reconstruction of a standard sized dwelling with a detached kitchen, representing a home of a middle class family. Some Cajun families built up . . .

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

Anti-German Hysteria

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Cincinnati, Ohio.
The United States’ declaration of war on Germany in April 1917 resulted in a tragic display of hysteria directed against everything and anything German. In Cincinnati, German teachers were dismissed from public schools, . . .

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

Williams County Veterans Memorial

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Montpelier, Ohio.
Those who sacrificed for our freedoms deserve to be remembered

(War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bryan Veterans Memorial

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Bryan, Ohio.
In thanksgiving to God and in tribute to all men and women who served in the armed forces of their country during all wars

(Military) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital

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Arlington, Virginia.
Fort Runyon once stood on this site. Built by Union troops at the start of the Civil War, the fort guarded access to the Virginia end of the Long Bridge, which led directly across the Potomac River to the heart of . . .

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

The March Across the Long Bridge

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Arlington, Virginia.
Virginians voted overwhelmingly for secession form the Union on May 23, 1861. Overnight, Union Army troops stationed in Washington, D.C., moved to occupy what is now Arlington County. The main body of the troops crossed the . . .

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

Hubris Building

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Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Hubris Building is in the National register's Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District. This area flourished during the shipping and migration boom of the late 1700's and early 1800's, due to its proximity to . . .

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

The Defenses of Washington

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Arlington, Virginia.
Fort Runyon was the largest in area of 164 Civil War forts and batteries built in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The Defenses of Washington, as they were known, formed a 37-mile ring around the capital as . . .

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

Arlington Transformed by War

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Arlington, Virginia.
". . . a detail of men with axes was marched . . . to the place afterwards known as 'Fort Runyon' and proceeded to level the ground of a fine peach orchard of three hundred trees." Emmons Clark, History of the Seventh . . .

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

The Union Soldier

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Arlington, Virginia.
The men who built Fort Runyon and were garrisoned there typified the soldiers of the Union Army. Their ranks were drawn from militia and all-volunteer regiments organized by the states and mustered into national service. . . .

(Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Known Units Garrisoned at Fort Runyon

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Arlington, Virginia.
7th Regiment New York Militia Infantry ? May 1861 ? Construction 2d New Jersey Infantry (three months) ? May 1861 3d New Jersey Infantry (three months) ? May 1861 21st New York Infantry ? May - August 1861 ? Construction . . .

(Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Runyon after the Civil War

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Arlington, Virginia.
Following the end of the Civil War, Fort Runyon was dismantled, the garrison sent home, and the land returned to its owner, James Roach. Squatters — among them freed blacks — occupied the vacant fort, scavenging its timbers . . .

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

Coussan House

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
HOUSE OF CULTURES: Reflecting the Crossroads of Cultures The history of this house reflects the diverse groups of people that inhabit the region. The Coussan family of French immigrants built this house around 1850 in the . . .

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

Historic Village Map

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
From where did the word "Cajun" come? The refugees from Acadian Canada, called themselves Acadians. Over time, the word transformed into more vernacular pronunciation Cajun Can you be Cajun if your family was NOT from . . .

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

Matilda A. Evans House

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Columbia, South Carolina.
(side 1) Dr. Matilda A. Evans (1872-1935), an African American physician, as well as a public health and civil rights advocate, lived here 1928-1935. A graduate of the Schofield School in Aiken and Oberlin College, Evans . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Science & Medicine • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

School House

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Lafayette, Louisiana.
School House: Banning of the French Language L'école is a reproduction of a typical schoolhouse of the late 1800s. In southwest Louisiana, French was the dominant language until the mid-1900s. Native Americans along with . . .

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

Albert B. Sabin, MD

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Cincinnati, Ohio.
Albert B. Sabin developed the oral, live-virus polio vaccine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, where between 1939 and 1969, he conducted his most significant . . .

(Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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