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Operation Desert Shield 1990/Operation Desert Storm 1991

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Jacksonville, Florida.
America’s strength lies in the men and women who prepare to defend the ideals of this great country to the fullest. The highest sacrifice anyone can make is to give one’s life so that universal freedom throughout the free . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

On April 21, 1836

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Eden, Texas.
Texas troops under Sam Houston won independence, as they shouted out "Remember The Alamo" when we tried that here the neighbors complained about the noise. At this very location on April 12, 1861 absolutely nothing happened.

Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Tyndall Way

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, Ireland.
From 1837-39 John Tyndall and his sister, Emma travelled the River Barrow towpath to Ballinabranna school, 4 miles distant. On the way they would occasionally join with their teacher, John Conwill who lived near the towpath . . .

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

County Named, 1867

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Mount Olivet, Kentucky.
County named, 1867, for George Robertson, 1790-1874. Born in Kentucky. In Congress, 1817-21, sponsored organization territory of Arkansas. Ky. Legislature eight years, six as Speaker: promoted the common school system. . . .

(Political Subdivisions • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Ghost Story of Duncan Campbell

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Hudson Falls, New York.
One evening, Duncan Campbell, Laird of Inverawe, was disturbed by a knock on his door. surprised to confront a desperate highlander seeing refuge. He had killed a man and had Duncan swear on his dirk that he would protect . . .

(War, French and Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Clayton Brukner

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Troy, Ohio.
Clayton Brunkner was one of the founders of the WACo Aircraft Company which relocated to Troy from Medina, Ohio in 1923. WACO quickly became the largest commercial builder of aircraft in the world. The original plant was on . . .

(Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Nancy Currie- Gregg

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West Liberty, Ohio.
Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, a Troy native, was a member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps from 1990- 2005. She accrued 1000 hours in space as a mission specialist on four space shuttle missions- STS-57; STS-70; STS-88, the first . . .

(Air & Space • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Robert N. Hartzell

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Troy, Ohio.
Troy resident, Robert N. Hartzell, ws the founder of Hartzell Propeller Company. When he was still a student at the University of Cincinnati. Robert visited with his Oakwood, Ohio neighbor, Orville Wright at his Hawthorn . . .

(Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lynwood Church

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near Hadley, New York.
Baptist Church organized in 1842. Present edifice built in 1869. Cemetery dates back to 1844.

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

Cardinal Patrick Francis Joseph Moran

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

Hadley Bow Bridge

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near Hadley, New York.
The Hadley "Bow Bridge, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, was constructed in 1885 atop masonry-built foundations to replace a burned 1813 timber covered bridge The Bow Bridge is an example . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Glass Factory

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Middle Grove, New York.
On this site in 1842, Oscar Granger and others built a glass factory and support community called Mt. Pleasant. Twenty-five years later, the factory closed and the community gradually died out.

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

Melmar

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.
Melmar was built in 1910 for Nicholas & Sarah Biddle. The Biddle’s are one of Philadelphia’s most prominent families who founded institutions such as Bailey, Banks and Biddle, JP Morgan, and The Union League of Philadelphia, . . .

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

Early Settler

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Northville, New York.
Site of first house built in present Village of Northville. First home built on this site by Samuel Olmstead in 1788.

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

Site of Buyce's Blacksmith Shop

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Speculator, New York.
John F. Buyce was a horseshoer, blacksmith, wheelwright, builder of wagons, sleighs, and the famous Buyce Boats

(Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Morgan’s Last Raid

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Mount Olivet, Kentucky.
On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864, took Mount Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on 11th. USA under Gen. S. G. Burbridge defeated . . .

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

Myles Walter Keogh

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, Ireland.
The Colonel from Leighlin who died in one of the greatest battles to grip the public imagination, The Battle of the Little Big Horn or what became known as Custer's Last Stand.

(Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Lake Pleasant House

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Speculator, New York.
Built around 1858 by Edgar Dunnin. Later known as the Adirondack Hotel, Lee Fountien's Hotel, The Anibal Hotel, and the Brook's Hotel. Here French Louie the hermit, trapper and guide died in 1915.

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Beecher Hollow

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Edinburg, New York.
Historic hamlet settled in 1790's along the banks of Beecher Creek

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

Morgan’s Last Raid

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near Sardis, Kentucky.
On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864, took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on 11th. USA under Gen. S. G. Burbridge defeated . . .

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