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Barker Hotel

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Roseville, California.
The Barker is the last of four hotels to occupy this site. First occupied by the Roseville Hotel-1870, later sold for six-wagons-and-a-mule, replaced by Ross House-1891 and the Western Hotel-1899. The Barker Hotel & Bar . . .

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Roseville The Beginning

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Roseville, California.
The story of Roseville's "Old Town" had its beginnings in the aftermath of the fabled California gold rush when discouraged gold seekers left the mineral regions to take up farming along the rich creek bottom lands of south . . .

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

A Guiding Light

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.
Just as this tower is a silent witness to your visit here today, it has watched over Hunting Island since 1875. It is the second lighthouse on the island—the first was destroyed during the Civil War—and this is its second . . .

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Fuel for the Flame

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.
Before electricity, batteries or solar panels, lamplight was generated by oil. And a light bright enough to be seen from seventeen miles away needed a lot of oil! The oil that powered the Hunting Island Lighthouse was stored . . .

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Island Delivery Service

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.
With no bridges to Hunting Island, all supplies—whether oil for the lighthouse's lamp or books for the lightkeeper's family—had to come by boat from the mainland. In 1889, a wharf was built at Johnson Creek and 3,000 feet . . .

(Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Harvesting Drinking Water

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.
Digging a well doesn't work on barrier islands. The shaft can only reach brackish water that's unfit to drink. In fact, there's no reliable natural source of drinkable water on Hunting Island. To compensate, the lighthouse . . .

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Home at the Lighthouse

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.
Children once played in the yard while their parents chopped firewood or hung laundry out to dry. Together, they tended a vegetable garden and gathered eggs from a chicken coop. With its outbuildings and a surrounding picket . . .

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The Pump House

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, United Kingdom.
The pump house, built c.1867, contained the important machinery used to empty the dock of water. Inside the pump house was a boiler and a steam engine, which drove one underground centrifugal pump. A tall brick chimney - to . . .

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

The Pump House

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, United Kingdom.
In the mid-1920s, the original steam-powered pumps were replaced by ones driven by electric motors. Each of the 125 horsepower electric motors, which can still be seen inside, drives a pump in the underground well. Above . . .

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

Canada's Gift to the United States

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The Tidal Basin, District of Columbia.
Standing before you are several of the 150 maples given to the United States by Canada in celebration of our northern neighbor's 150th anniversary (1867-2017). The maple leaf is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Canadian . . .

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

All Washed Up

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Denver, Colorado.
The legend says that Denver's early settlers, who made their camp on the banks of Cherry Creek, laughed at the Arapaho, a local Indian tribe, for making their camp inconveniently far from the water's edge. The Arapaho warned . . .

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

Arapahoe Street

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Denver, Colorado.
Before the founding of the City of Denver, the tribe that camped in the area called themselves “Inuna-ina" meaning, “Our people.” This tribe was also known as “Arapaho,” the word for “trader” or “buyer” in Pawnee. Denver’s . . .

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National Woman Suffrage Movement

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Denver, Colorado.
Until 1911, Denver was the largest city in the nation where women could vote. Western states, including Colorado, were among the first to give women the right to vote. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution . . .

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Out with the Old...

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Denver, Colorado.
The Skyline Urban Renewal Project consisted of twenty blocks between Curtis Street and Larimar Street that were demolished in the late 1960s to “remove blight” and make way for the new and modern. There is a noticeable . . .

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Bonfils

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Denver, Colorado.
"A dog fight on Champa Street is of more interest to Denverites than a war in Europe." Frederick Bonfils (1860-1933) Founder of The Denver Post and prominent philanthropist

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"The Bank that Looks Like a Bank"

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Denver, Colorado.
In 1915, this was the Colorado National Banks slogan. Designed by W.E. and A.A. Fischer, the buildings bronze vault and door weighs 73,000 lbs with supports walls three-and-a-half inches thick. Inside the vaults, the doors . . .

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Hamilton Graving Dock / SS Nomadic

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, United Kingdom.
Hamilton Graving Dock The 450th long Hamilton Graving Dock (1863 - 1867) was the first graving dock to be built on the County Down side of the River Lagan. It is serviced by the 12 acres of sheltered water that form the . . .

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John Parker’s Path

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Ripley, Ohio.
“I knew him (John Parker) as a boy, as the man who was afraid to walk on the sidewalk. Winter and summer, rain or shine, he invariably walked in the middle of the street. He did so because Ripley was an old town with many . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Treaty of Point Elliott

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Mukilteo, Washington.
At this place on January 22, 1855, Governor Isaac I. Stevens concluded the treaty by which the Indians ceded the lands from Point Pully to the British boundary. Of the one hundred signatures, eighty-two were by Indian . . .

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John P. Parker

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Ripley, Ohio.
John Parker came to Ripley in 1847 and networked with other established conductors on Ripley’s Underground Railroad: Rev. John Rankin; Thomas, Eli & Theodore Collins, & Rev. James Gilliland. Before and during the Civil War, . . .

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