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Home of John Whitman

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South Huntington, New York.
Home of John Whitman, built in 1692, now a barn. "New" house, built in 1810, home of Jesse Whitman, grandfather of Walt Whitman.

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

Floral Park School

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Floral Park, New York.
Founded in 1884, classes began in Sept. 1885. Later renamed John Lewis Childs School for Floral Park's founder and 1st president.

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

Camp County

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near Pittsburg, Texas.
Formed from Upshur County Created April 6, 1874 Organized June 20, 1874 Named in Honor of John Lafayette Camp 1828-1891 Soldier – Lawyer – Statesman. Member of the Constitutional Convention 1866, State Senator in 1874 . . .

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George Frederick Cameron

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New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
English: Born and educated in New Glasgow, Cameron, having graduated from the Boston Law School, practiced law in the United States before joining Queen’s University in 1882. The following year he became editor of the . . .

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The Beginning of New Glasgow

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New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
was in August 1784 with the arrival from Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, Scotland, of Thomas Fraser (Deacon) 1749 — 1813 who took possession of this land and created from the forest a farm home, the first in that part of the East . . .

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The Winegrower House

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, Israel.
English Text: Wine is like life to men, if you drink it in moderation. What is life to a man who is without wine? It has been created to make men glad. Sirach 31:27

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Street

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, Israel.
Whenever he went, to village or town or farm, they laid the sick in the streets and begged him to let them simply touch the edge of his cloak; and all who touched him were healed. Mark 6:56

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

St. Ignace Mission

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
In 1671 the mission of St. Ignace was established so that the Christian message could be brought to several thousand Indians living on this shore. The founder was Father Jacques Marquette, the Jesuit missionary. In 1673 he . . .

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

Grave of Father Marquette

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
(Translation of Latin Text on Monument) In Memorium Erected by the citizens of St. Ignace in 1882, this monument marks the grave of Rev. Father James Marquette, S.J., who died on the eighteenth day of May, 1675, at the age . . .

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Huron Indians at St. Ignace

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
Some of the Hurons, who were driven from Ontario and the East by hostile Iroquois, finally found refuge in 1671 beside Marquette's new St. Ignace Mission. (Also called Huron Mission). They remained here with the French and . . .

(Colonial Era • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

A Revolutionary War Connection

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Burlington, North Carolina.
A little known Revolutionary War engagement occurred on the Regulator battlefield on March 1, 1781. Ten years after the Battle of Alamance, and approximately two weeks before the Battle of Guilford Courthouse near . . .

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

Pugh's Rock

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Burlington, North Carolina.
According to legend, Regulator James Pugh, brother-in-law of Regulator Herman Husband, lay behind this rock while he fired on Tryon's troops. Tradition has also held since 1942 that James was taken prisoner and hanged in . . .

(Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kursi

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, Israel.
Kursi, east of the Sea of Galilee, is identified with Gergessa, or with "the Land of the Gardarenes," of the New testament, where the miracle of the swine took place. (Luke 8:26-39) There were three main periods of . . .

(Anthropology • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

West Crescent

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near Crescent, New York.
Methodist Church and cemetery organized in 1841. Intersection also called Grays Corners

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Gypsum Mine/La Mine De Plâtre

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Father Pierre Fiset, Chéticamp parish priest, is generally recognized as being responsible for starting the gypsum mine in Chéticamp in 1907. When news broke that a prospector named Grandin had found gypsum in Chéticamp, . . .

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

Minetta Green

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New York, New York.
This small park is a memorial to a not-quite-gone and not-quite-forgotten water feature of Lower Manhattan. When Dutch colonists settled in Manhattan in the 1620s, they learned from local Native Americans about a small brook . . .

(Colonial Era • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cavendish Dunelands Trail/Cavendish Sentier Dunelands

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Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
History of the Cavendish Area. There is archaeological evidence that ancestors of the present-day Mi’kmaq lived on the shores of nearby New London Bay. It is very likely these early Islanders would have travelled here to . . .

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

Ragland Clinic-Hospital

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Gilmer, Texas.
In 1933, the Ragland family opened the first full-time hospital in Upshur County. Thomas Scott Ragland, M.D. (1872 – 1936) came to Texas in 1895; he settled in Gilmer in 1902 with his wife, Mamie Helen (Denson). In addition . . .

(Notable Persons • Notable Places • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fire Department

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Huntington, New York.
This bldg. housed the first motorized fire engines on L.I. and was the site of the Huntington Fire Department from 1911 to 1958.

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

Modern Automotive District

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Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Nation Embraces the Automobile Automobile travel swept Bowling Green and the rest of the nation during the 1920s. Drivers enjoyed the freedom of traveling by car on the Dixie highway from Michigan to Florida. People . . .

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