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Georgetown

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Georgetown, Ohio.
Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan sent his brother, Colonel Richard Morgan, and about 200 Confederate raiders on a foraging expedition into Georgetown the morning of July 15, 1863. Elizabeth King wrote a letter to Ulysses . . .

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

Site of the Stone Chimney Picket

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near Wayne, Pennsylvania.
100 feet west This marker erected by the Tredyffrin-Easttown History Club 1939

(War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Edward Beals House

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Farmington Hills, Michigan.
This Storybook Tudor with faux thatch roof was designed by Emily Butterfield of Farmington, Michigan's first female architect. In 1925, Great Lakes Land Corp. President Edward E. Beals developed the Oaklands subdivision . . .

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

North Farmington Cemetery

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Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The Association for Cemetery and Burial Purposes was begun on the 20th of September, 1838, to deal with the business of the cemetery which was located on land donated by the Wm. L. Coonley family. This private organization, . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Norton Building

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Lockport, Illinois.
Built in the 1850s, shortly after the opening of the I & M Canal, the Norton Building contained a grain warehouse and a grocery for farmers and citizens of Lockport, and a canal supplies store for boat crews. It also served . . .

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

The Norton & Company Warehouse

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Lockport, Illinois.
This 100 foot square limestone building was constructed in 1848 by Hiram Norton to take advantage of the grain trade opened by the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The Norton Building was used as a warehouse, general store and . . .

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

The Hydraulic Basin

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Lockport, Illinois.
To take advantage of the natural slope of the valley towards the Des Plaines River, the Hydraulic Basin was constructed on the westside of the I & M Canal. The 260-foot by 370-foot basin, begun in 1848, gave Lockport the . . .

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

Lock 1

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Lockport, Illinois.
One of the first locks built on the I & M Canal, Lock 1 was operating at the turn of the century when this photograph was taken. All the limestone for the lock was quarried locally, as well as the hydraulic cement used for . . .

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

Ulysses S. Grant

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Georgetown, Ohio.
Commander of Union Army, 1864–1869. • 18th President of the United States, 1869–1877. • “Let Us Have Peace” —Ulysses S. Grant, 1968.

(Politics • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Superintendent William T. Sherman

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Pineville, Louisiana.
Louisiana acquired the land on this site as the location of the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana in 1853. George Mason Graham from nearby Bayou Rapides chaired the Board of Trustees appointed to construct a . . .

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

Cavanaugh Hall of Science

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Pineville, Louisiana.
The Cavanaugh Hall of Science bears the name of Charles J. Cavanaugh, whose teaching career spanned 1945 to 1977 as professor of biology at his alma mater, Louisiana College. Prof Cavanaugh, as he was affectionately known, . . .

(Education • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The American Creed

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Georgetown, Ohio.
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many . . .

(Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gist Settlement

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near Georgetown, Ohio.
Through the terms of his will, absentee British landowner Samuel Gist freed his 350 slaves in Virginia. Gist (c.1723-1815) intended that these freed people would remain on the land and receive instruction in Christianity and . . .

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

North Farmington

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Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Established here around 1850, this was a small village containing a post office, a blacksmith shop, a cheese factory, general stores and about ten homes. It was a collecting point for milk from surrounding farms. A cemetery, . . .

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

Erlanger Depot / Erlanger Proper Subdivision

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Erlanger, Kentucky.
Erlanger Depot. The Cincinnati Southern Railroad built depot, and it opened in 1877. This is the last wooden depot between Cincinnati and Chattanooga. Passenger service between these two cities started in 1880. After depot . . .

(Notable Places • Political Subdivisions • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Music Capital of America"

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
Once famous as a summer resort with large inns and therapeutic mineral springs Willow Grove Park concerts gave the community the title of "Music Capital of America"

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William White

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Rector of Christ and St. Peter's Churches in Philadelphia Chaplain to the Continental Congress First Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church

(Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Erlanger Depot

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Erlanger, Kentucky.
The Cincinnati Southern Railroad built depot, and it opened in 1877. This is the last wooden depot between Cincinnati and Chattanooga. Passenger service between these two cities started in 1880. After depot had served for . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Lower Palace

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, Israel.
A refined palace with a swimming pool, once stood here. The sand only preserved its eastern wing, comprising a grand (dining?) complex: a central hall (Triclinium?) flanked by two small rooms on each side, all richly . . .

(Anthropology • Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Elisha Kent Kane

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born in Philadelphia, Kane was a prominent explorer of the Arctic in the 1850s. His writings after his expeditions influenced scientific and popular opinion on the polar regions. He was first to chart a course that became . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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