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Venice

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Venice, California.
Coney Island of the Pacific, as Venice was called, had wild roller coasters, beautiful carousels, giant slides, fun houses, live camel rides, miniature trains, and much, much more.

(Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Beamsville Veterans Memorial

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near Beamsville, Ohio.
Soldiers Monument

(War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Slinky Toy

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Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania.
Invented in 1943 by Richard James and named by his wife Betty, the Slinky was manufactured here at James Industries until 1965. In 1960 Richard left his family and gave control of the nearly bankrupt company to Betty. Betty . . .

(20th Century • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Sloatsburg Cemetery

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Sloatsburg, New York.
The earliest burial was that of Pvt. John Sloat, killed at the Sloat House in 1781 during the Revolutionary War. The Sloat Family burial plot was created in 1832, and by 1851, other families began utilizing the area west of . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Willa Ernsta Claaszna

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, Poland.
Willa Ernsta Claaszena ul. Ksiecia Józefa Poniatowskiego (d. ernststraße) 8 1903-1904: Ernst August Claaszen (1851-1924), gdanski kupiec I eksporter cukru. Ukonczyl szkole handlowa w Gdansku, a praktykee zawodo- wa odbyl w . . .

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

Hector Tyndale

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born March 24, 1821. Died March 19, 1880. ”Give me light to see and strength to do my duty.” Major 28 Pennsylvania Volunteers. June 28, 1861. Lt. Col. 28 Pennsylvania Volunteers. April 25, 1862. Brigadier General U.S. . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

An Original Landscape

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
To the right, you will find the Benjamin West House, the birthplace of American painter Benjamin West (1738-1820). Best known for his paintings The Death of General Wolfe (c.1771) and The Treaty of Penn with Indians (1772), . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Moncla

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Moncla, Louisiana.
Colonized in the late 1700s. Named for Dr. Joseph Thibault Moncla 1806-1883 Emigrant of Moncla, France, and husband of Arsene Bordelon. This settlement, on the south bank of the Red River, included a ferry, stagecoach stop, . . .

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

Marksville "Colored" School Site

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Marksville, Louisiana.
C.P. Couvillion donated this site in 1905 for the construction of a school for "Negroes" in the Marksville area. Its first eighth grade class began in 1933. First graduation was in 1940. Classes were held upstairs in the . . .

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

Congregational First Baptist Church

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Marksville, Louisiana.
Organized in 1889 under the leadership of Rev. J.W. Womack of Beggs, Oklahoma. Rev. and Mrs. Womack opened the first private "colored" school in Avoyelles Parish. Rev. A.L. Holmes was pastor of this church for 37 years.

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

Boeing X-32B JSF Demonstrator

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
Almost the Joint Strike Fighter In 1996 the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program awarded $750 million contracts to both Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Each contractor was to design and build two JSF demonstrators to compare . . .

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

Lockheed S-3B Viking

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
The Last of the Breed Successor to the propeller-driven S-2 Tracker (also here on PRNAM's flight line), the S-3 gave its crews a well-integrated suite of ASW (anti-submarine warfare) and anti-ship systems with more . . .

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

Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
A Swiss Army Knife with Rotors Originally designed as a single-engine utility helicopter, the Seasprite quickly became a twin-engine aircraft with multiple versions and missions. The HH-2C, with armor and guns was used for . . .

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

Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
The "Battle Phrog" The Sea Knight was developed as an assault helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps. It featured tandem rotors (one in front, one in back) that folded for shipboard stowage. Although other helicopters with . . .

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

Bell TH-1L Iroquois

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
The "Huey" After winning the U.S. Army's 1952 competition for a light utility helicopter, the H-1 "Huey" became the West's most popular, most versatile, and longest-lived military helicopter. In 1962, the U.S. Marine Corps . . .

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

James A. Farley Memorial Bridge

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Stony Point, New York.
Supervisor of the Town of Stony Point 1920-1923 National Chairman of the Democratic Party 1932-1940 Postmaster General of the United States 1933-1940 Named and rededicated on the occasion of the Centennial of his birth, May . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Grumman E-2B Hawkeye

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
Eye in the Sky Housing a powerful search radar antenna, the E-2's 24-foot diameter rotating dome is unmistakable. The first aircraft designated for Airborne Early Warning, the E-2 conducts air, sea, and land surveillance. It . . .

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

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
A True Multi-Role Fighter In 1975 the U.S. Navy / Marine Corps competitively chose the F/A-18 Hornet to replace the F-4 Phantom II, A-4 Skyhawk, and A-7 Corsair II fighter and attack aircraft. The Hornet was seen as an . . .

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

North American RA-5C Vigilante

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Lexington Park, Maryland.
Very Fast, Very Heavy Reconnaissance The RA-5C began as the A3J Vigilante (redesignated A-5 in 1962), a carrier-based bomber designed to deliver a nuclear weapon and travel at twice the speed of sound. Two years after . . .

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

82nd Indiana Infantry

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near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Indiana. Eighty-Second Regiment Infantry. (Hunter) First Brigade. (Connell) Third Division. (Brannan) Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas) Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

(Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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