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British Colonial Shipbuilding Yard, 1761 - 1781

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
Boats delivered products from all over the world to Michilimackinac during the 1700s. After long, arduous journeys they often needed to be repaired here. Based on artifacts found at this site, such as 1770s sailmaker's . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battle of Kanawha Gap

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Chapmanville, West Virginia.
On September 25, 1861, Col. Piatt’s Zouaves of the 34th Ohio marched on Confederate positions around Chapmanville. The Logan militia under Col. J. W. Davis harassed Piatt in the hours preceding his arrival at the Rebel . . .

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

Robert Hager

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Madison, West Virginia.
Born in 1810 in present-day Boone County, Methodist minister Robert Hager was a delegate to the state’s first constitutional convention in Wheeling. 1861-1863. He supported including a provision for gradual emancipation in . . .

(Notable Persons • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cross of Gold Speech

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Perry, Illinois.
Site of first William Jennings Bryan Cross of Gold Speech in 1896 Lawn of Presbyterian Church Perry Illinois

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

First Baptist Church

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Barry, Illinois.
Organized Atlas ILL. June 20, 1829 Moved to Pleasant Vale Sept. 1829 Moved to Worcester (Barry) Nov. 1836

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

Whitehall Mill

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Baltimore, Maryland.
Whitehall Mill began as White Hall gristmill on this site in the late 1700s. When David Carroll and Horatio Grambill purchased it in 1839, they built a textile factory for weaving cotton duck used in making sails for ships. . . .

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

Boone County Courthouse

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Madison, West Virginia.
Designed by architect H. Russ Warne in Neo-Classical Revival style. Opened in 1921; replaced first brick courthouse. Features Indiana limestone, Beaux-Arts Classicism in small open-domed belvedere, tetra-style 2-story . . .

(Architecture • Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Madison

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Madison, West Virginia.
County seat, incorporated in 1906 and named for William Madison Peyton, a leader in movement for the formation of Boone County, 1847. Peyton, pioneer in the development of the Coal River Valley, locked and dammed Coal River . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Political Subdivisions • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Soulsby Shell Station, Mt. Olive, Illinois

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Mount Olive, Illinois.
Russell Soulsby built this station in 1926 with his father, Henry He ran it with his sister Ola until 1991. For its 65 years of operation; they only sold Shell gasoline. Route 66 Roadside Attraction recognized by Hampton . . .

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

The Ariston Cafe, Litchfield, Illinois

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Litchfield, Illinois.
Satisfying local patrons and international travelers since 1924, this landmark stop continues to attract diners who "remember where good food is served" Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels . . .

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

Cortez, Nevada

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Crescent Valley, Nevada.
Silver ore was discovered at Mount Tango in 1862 by a group of Mexican prospectors. They took the ore to Austin, Nevada. It was assayed. They were paid, and they were never heard from again. In May of 1863 Simeon Wenban led . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Naming of the Ruby Mountains

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near Lamoille, Nevada.
The Army was seeking new routes west in 1854, so scouts set out to study the land in Central Nevada. The Huntingtons, Reese, and some teamsters had worked their way to Southern Elko County. During a noon halt at the foot of . . .

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

California Trail - 1841 Route

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near Beowawe, Nevada.
The Bidwell Bartleson Party packed through Palisade Canyon, passing this way Sept 27, 1841. Wagon trains of 1843 and later bypassed the canyon via Emigrant Pass. Guidebook available Trails West Inc, P.O. Box 12045 Reno NV . . .

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

California Trail - Humboldt Wells Route

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near Wells, Nevada.
"We had to descend a bad hill to get down to the creek, where we nooned near some well springs." -- Byron McKinstry, Aug 10, 1850 Guidebook available Trails West Inc, P.O. Box 12045 Reno NV 89510

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

California Trail - South Side

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near Winnemucca, Nevada.
"The road still continues on the south side of the river, there is also one on the north side and I believe it is the old one. The one on the south side is said to be the best." - Joseph Middleton, Sep 18, 1849 Guidebook . . .

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

California Trail - Granite Pass

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near Almo, Idaho.
"At the entrance of the pass was a pleasant little spring & fine branch." - Wakeman Bryarly, Jul 20, 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc, P.O. Box 12045 Reno NV 89510

(Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pulaski Park

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Northampton, Massachusetts.
During the late 18th century, the site of Pulaski Park was used extensively for public auctions and as a congregating place for horse traders. Public announcements were made there, and tradition has it that news of the . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Battle of Franklin

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Franklin, Tennessee.
On the morning of November 30, 1864, some 5,000 Federal cavalrymen under Gen. James H. Wilson were in this area. Most were located to your right front, east of the Harpeth River, but Gen. John T. Croxton’s brigade remained . . .

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

You Buy 'Em, We'll Fly 'Em!

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Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
On October 14, 1944, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, lost in a dense fog during a training mission, circled Mabry Mill twice before crashing in a nearby field. Eighteen months earlier, the bomber had been purchased through . . .

(Historic Aviation • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Plano High School and Gymnasium

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Plano, Texas.
The Plano Institute opened on this site in 1882 before a public school system existed in Plano. In 1891, city officials bought the school and took over operations. Later schools built here included one in 1924 which became . . .

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