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AIM-9H Sidewinder Missile

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
The First Solid-State Sidewinder The AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile was developed by the Navy's Pacific Missile Test Center at China Lake, California, in the early 1950s. It was the first missile to be guided by . . .

(Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mk-82 500-lb Snakeye Bomb

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
A Low-Level "Dumb" Bomb The Mark-80 series of unguided general-purpose bombs was first used in the Vietnam War. The Mk-80 series' 500-lb variant is the Mk-82. Like all Mk-80 series bombs, the Mk-82 cannot be safely employed . . .

(Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Grumman NF-14D Tomcat

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
The Ultimate Cat The Tomcat was designed with "variable geometry" wings that extended straight out from the fuselage for takeoffs and landings, but swept back at a 68°-degree angle for high-speed flight. Originally a . . .

(Air & Space • Military • War, 2nd Iraq) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

North American T-39D Sabreliner

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
Naval Flight Officer Training The civilian Sabreliner is a late-1950s-era business jet with wings based on those of the F-86 Sabre jet liner. In the early 1960s, the U.S. Navy converted a number of Sabreliners into T-39 . . .

(Air & Space • Education • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Grumman S-2D Tracker

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
A New Approach to Anti-Submarine Warfare Nicknamed "Stoof" (a rough pronunciation of its designation), the S2F (later re-designated S-2), was the first carrier-based aircraft able to both search for an attack submarines. . . .

(Air & Space • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Max Factor Building

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Hollywood, California.
Max Factor, a Russian immigrant, pioneered screen make up for which he received a special Academy Award in 1929. He opened the Max Factor Hollywood Makeup Studio in 1928, where he taught Hollywood stars such as Lana Turner, . . .

(Architecture • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California.
This plaque marks the location of the original northwest corner of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, founded on September 4, 1781, and established by survey in 1849.

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

M.B. Norman House

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Taylor, Texas.
In 1873, Mart B. Norman (1856-1921) came to this area, which would later be called Norman’s Crossing. M.B. Norman farmed, ran a general store and co-owned a cotton gin in the community later named for him. In 1906, he . . .

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

Tor Bay

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near Larrys River, Nova Scotia.
To commemorate the landing at Tor Bay (Port Faraday) on September 15, 1875, of the first direct commercial cable to successfully transmit messages from England to the mainland of North America

(Communications) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Orange County Courthouse

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Orlando, Florida.
Orange County Courthouse 65 East Central Boulevard Architect Murry S. King designed the sixth Orange County Courthouse in Orlando and supervised its construction until his death in 1925. The building was completed in 1927 . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Alden Nowlan

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Stanley, Nova Scotia.
In memory Alden Nowlan Jan. 25, 1933- June 27, 1983. Birthplace, childhood home Stanley, N.S. Poet, novelist, playwright There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's veins and sinners plunged beneath that . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rim of the Valley Trail

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Sylmar, California.
Marge Feinberg’s 1974 Master’s Thesis envisioning a wilderness trail encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta and Simi Valleys and adjacent mountain ranges led to a California law establishing the Rim of the Valley Trail . . .

(Animals • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Andrew Jackson

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

Private Railcar Spurs

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Santa Barbara, California.
Constructed with the Southern Pacific Depot in 1905, these two railroad spurs are the sole reminder of the turn-of-the century days when wealthy travelers arrived in Santa Barbara in their private Pullman railcars to spend . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wardholme Torrey Pine

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Carpinteria, California.
Wardholme Torrey Pine, 1888. Largest known in existence. Historical Landmark No. 1, City of Carpinteria.

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

Marina Del Rey Small Craft Harbor

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Marina Del Rey, California.
Emerging from a Spanish land grant known as Rancho La Ballona, Marina Del Rey small craft harbor stands in testimony to the ingenuity of man in overcoming a myriad of obstacles posed by nature and artificial barriers raised . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Canso

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Canso, Nova Scotia.
Important as a centre for the North Atlantic fisheries from the 16th century, the islands in Canso Harbour offered a safe haven for fishermen. First frequented by the French and Basques, the area became the site of an . . .

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

Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center

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Los Angeles, California.
A Shrine To Entertainment And Service When the original Shrine Auditorium opened in 1906, the movies that would make it internationally recognizable were in their infancy; the first dramatic film made entirely in Los Angeles . . .

(Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Captain Savalette

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Port Felix, Nova Scotia.
Every summer for more than 40 years, beginning in 1565, this Basque fisherman from Saint-Jean-de-Euz sailed to Eskikewa'kik, a district of Mi’kma’ki within the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq. Here, his crew caught . . .

(Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to Place Savalette

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Port Felix, Nova Scotia.
Welcome to Place Savalette This park has been developed to mark and explain the site of the historic 1607 meeting between Basque fisherman/entrepreneur, Captain Savalette and explorer/cartographer Samuel de Champlain on the . . .

(Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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