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Thurlow Weed

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Acra, New York.
Born Acra, NY 1797 Founder five political newspapers in NYS 1818-1830 NYS Assemblyman 1825, 1830 Influential in NYS Whig Party

(Notable Persons • Politics) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Milk Pasteurization

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Bloomville, New York.
Sheffield Farms Creamery First in U.S. to pasteurize milk commercially

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Montgomery, Louisiana

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Montgomery, Louisiana.
One of the oldest towns in the state, it began in 1719 as Bon Dieu Falls, a French trading post. In 1840 General Thomas Woodward bought the land and named it Creola Bluff. In 1860 it was renamed Montgomery. It was an . . .

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

Juvenile Court of Cook County Building

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Chicago, Illinois.
The first Juvenile Court in the world was established in Chicago in 1899. From 1907 to 1921 it was housed in this building located across the street from Hull-House. The structure was the first to combine a juvenile court . . .

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

Rev. Harmanus Van Huysen Home

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near New Salem, New York.
Original part built c. 1816. revolutionary War Captain. Served 3 area churches from 1794-1825. His descendants lived in home until 1922.

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

Hamlet of Rensselaerville

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Rensselaerville, New York.
Settled in 1787. Historic District on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places

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

The Underground Railroad

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Monterey, Pennsylvania.
The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes used by African American slaves during the early to mid 1800’s, to escape to the free states and Canada. One of the routes used by African-American slaves was South . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Manor of Van Rensselaer

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near Westerlo, New York.
1630 Kiliaen Van Rensselaer granted patent for 1152 square miles including all of Albany and Rensselaer Counties

(Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Episcopal Church

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Rensselaerville, New York.
Organized February 20, 1811 by Rev. Samuel Fuller, who built church in 1815 and served as Rector for thirty-one years

(Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Federal Library

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Rensselaerville, New York.
This first library was organized March 13, 1798, with 186 subscribers and 200 books. Dissolved 1832.

(Education • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Presbyterian Church

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Rensselaerville, New York.
Organized 1792. This third church built by Ephraim B. Russ and dedicated 1843. George Goodyear, Pastor.

(Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Samuel Jenkins

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Rensselaerville, New York.
Known as Jenkin's Mills 1795-1896. First visited site in 1787, located 1788, built house and grist mill 1789. Died 1837

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

Allen House

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near Westerlo, New York.
Built 1795, here and on this road lived Ebeneazer Allen and his sons Justice, Howard, and Stephen. All soldiers in Revolution

(Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Baptist Church

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Rensselaerville, New York.
Organized Aug. 19, 1796. First ministers: Truman Beeman Ephraim Crocker Reuben Winegar Jr. Present church built in 1836

(Churches & Religion) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic Beltrami Camp

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near Bemidji, Minnesota.
Beltrami Camp was built in 1942 by the Works Progress Administration. It was a popular gathering place for family reunions and civic groups. The only remaining building from the Beltrami Camp is the Dining Hall. Today it is . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Raid On Harpers Ferry

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Monterey, Pennsylvania.
To spark a civil war, John Brown came to Ritner Boarding House in Chambersburg, PA, where he began to plan his famous raid on Harper’s Ferry, in 1859. At the time, Brown was calling himself Isaac Smith. By mid summer, he had . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Phoenicia Station Centennial

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Phoenicia, New York.
National Register of Historic Places

(Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Destination Katahdin!

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Millinocket, Maine.
Thirsting to experience nature’s splendor and vast wilderness, famous conservationists, politicians and artists were drawn to this area. In August 1879, young Theodore Roosevelt – who saw himself as a combination of . . .

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

The Anti-Rent Wars

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near Delhi, New York.
The anti-rent agitations of the 1830's and 1840's originated in the landowning system of colonial New York. Grants of extensive estates in the 17th and 18th centuries gave to the Van Rensselaers, Livingstons and other owners . . .

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

The Golden Road

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Millinocket, Maine.
Welcome to the Golden Road, a 96-mile private road built by the Great Northern Paper Company that stretches from the Canadian border crossing to Millinocket, Maine. The road, which parallels the West Branch of the Penobscot . . .

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