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Ways to Explore Southern Maryland’s Scenic and Historic Routes

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Port Tobacco, Maryland.
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail This unique trail is designed for you to experience by boat. It is America’s first waterway national historic trail and includes more than 3,000 miles explored by Captain . . .

(Churches & Religion • Exploration • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rocky Glen Farm / Dawson Farmhouse: Built 1874

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Rockville, Maryland.
Lawrence A. Dawson (1807-1875), was born in nearby Dawsonville, Maryland. He came to Rockville to study law and served in the Maryland House of Delegates. In 1840, he purchased this land from Benjamin Forrest, who later . . .

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

Lillian Wald House

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New York, New York.
This house on Henry Street is dedicated to Lillian Wald, founder of the Henry Street Settlement on the occasion of the centennial year 1893-1993 Lillian Wald lived and worked at 265 Henry Street improving the quality of life . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

In Memory of those Charles County Citizens who lost their lives at the Pentagon September 11, 2001

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La Plata, Maryland.
(Seal of Charles County Maryland) Kris Bishundat Angela Houtz Donna Bowen Shelly Marshall Sharon Carver Capt. John Yamnicky (Image of the Pentagon Building)

(Disasters) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dawson Farm - 1840-1979

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Rockville, Maryland.
Dawson Family History Thomas Dawson (1708-1800) left his family home in Charles County, Maryland, in 1750 and established Dawsonville in what was Frederick County, but later became Montgomery County. The Dawsons were a . . .

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

Star Memorial Garden

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La Plata, Maryland.
The La Plata Community Garden Club dedicates this garden to all those who restored and rebuilt our town following the devastating tornado on April 28, 2002. The granite star in the center of the courtyard commemorates the . . .

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

1963 Civil Rights Protest Jail Overflow Site

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Tallahassee, Florida.
(Side 1) Throughout the 1950s-1970s, large-scale, nonviolent demonstrations by audacious students attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Florida State University, and the University of Florida, as . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dr. Applegate House

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Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Joseph W. Applegate moved to Florida after the Civil War to work with the Freedmen's Bureau at Magnolia Springs. He later partnered with John H. Harris to operate the Clarendon Hotel (c. 1871) in . . .

(Architecture • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Antonio Proctor, George Proctor, John Proctor

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Tallahassee, Florida.
(Side 1) Antonio (Toney) Proctor, born Antonio Propinos circa 1743 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was enslaved as a child. During the American Revolution, he was a body servant to a British army officer. He later . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Homemade Sugar Cane Syrup Production

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Pierson, Florida.
The process for sugarcane syrup production on farms in Florida has not changed that much for well over 100 years. It takes the cane a year to reach maturity and its peek sweetness along with a light frost in the fall . . .

(Agriculture • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Convict Cage Wagon

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Pierson, Florida.
The convict cage wagon was used to transport prisoners who were leased to corporations for road work, timber harvesting and turpentining They were often chained together, as in this photo. The leasing program was abolished . . .

(Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Midway Methodist Church

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Pierson, Florida.
Named Midway because Barberville was half way between Jacksonville and Tampa on the Methodist Minister’s circuit. The church was built in 1890. It served the community until 1964 and was donated to the Pioneer Settlement by . . .

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

Lewis Log Cabin

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Pierson, Florida.
The log cabin is the only building at the settlement that is not original to Florida. Jim Lewis of Georgia built it in 1876. In 1992 his descendants purchased the cabin and sponsored it’s transportation and reconstruction. . . .

(Architecture • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Tomoka Turpentine Still

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Pierson, Florida.
The center of the turpentine camps, the still was used to process pine resin into turpentine and rosin. This still is the only known still open to the public in Florida. The Tomoka Land Company near Daytona Beach built the . . .

(Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Feb. 14 98.4 Mile Modified - Sportsman Race Modified Finishers 1st – Cotton Ownens, ’38 Plymouth (Chrysler Engine); 2nd - Ralph Moody; 3rd – Earl Moses Sportsman Finishers 1st (11th overall) – Curtis Turner; ’39 Ford; 2nd . . .

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

1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

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Daytona Beach, Florida.
Feb. 19 - 102.5 mile Sportsman Race 1st – Dick Joslin, ’39 Ford; 2nd - Joe Wolf; 3rd – Gwyn Staley Feb. 20 – 123 Mile Modified – Sportsman Race 1st – Cotton Owens, ’38 Plymouth (Chrysler Engine); – 2nd – Herb Thomas; 3rd . . .

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

Huntington Post Office

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Pierson, Florida.
Huntington was a small community located west of Crescent City and east of Lake George. After the railroad came through the area in 1885, the post office was built to accept mail for the community. It was donated and moved . . .

(Communications • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Piney Flats Village

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Piney Flats, Tennessee.
Located one mile south is historic Piney Flats Village. In 1854 construction of a railroad began in Piney Flats. Reverend Andrew Shell established the first post office and the name Piney Flats became official. In 1889 John . . .

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

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1775-1835 American Indian Area Discover the history and culture of the American Indians who lived in the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Visitors will have an opportunity to see an elk or buffalo hide tepee, a . . .

(Animals • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Newtownards Road

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, United Kingdom.
From the mid 1800s, the Connswater was the driving force behind east Belfast's industrial growth. Barges laden with raw materials and goods travelled its length and its waters powered many cotton and flax mills, such as the . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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