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People and the Great Lakes

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
The Past 10,000 years ago the last Pleistocene glacier retreated across this region, leaving behind the Great Lakes and their drainage basin. The first human inhabitants arrived soon thereafter, living off abundant game, . . .

(Environment • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Dogwood Quilt Block

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Owensville, Missouri.
This quilt block is displayed in memory of Maurice and Marie (Fuchs) Landwehr. Marie learned to quilt from her mother when she was a young girl. Her passion for quilts kept her busy quilting at home and also with "The . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Stars and Stripes

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Owensville, Missouri.
U.S. Military They Served We Honor

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

Voie ferrée et « Lu vieille Louise » / The railroad and "La Vieille Louise"

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Français: Les affaires vont bien, on décide d'agrandir. Après le décès du Père Fiset, on emprunte 100,000$ pour construire une voie ferrée entre la carrière et le quai des Fiset. On achète une locomotive à vapeur avec dix . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Tunnel et Quai de la mine / Tunnel and Mine Wharf

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Français: On creuse un tunnel de l'entrepôt jusqu'à la mer, passant sous le chemin ; on construit un long quai recouvert dans lequel on achemine le gypse par convoyeur. Tous les travaux sont terminés en 1929, et au mois de . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

M. Joseph Macfarland / Mr. Joseph MacFarland

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Français: Après plusieurs vaines tentatives de ressusciter l'entreprise, ce n'est qu'en 1926 que l'Atlantic Gypsum Company de Boston achète toutes les installations et engage M. Joseph MacFarland pour relancer l'exploitation . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Dés l'année suivante, en 1927 / The following year, in 1927

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Français: Dés l'année suivante, en 1927, M. J. Macfarland engage M. A. Boudreau à temps plein comme directeur-adjoint des opérations à Chéticamp. M. Boudreau s'occupe particulièrement de la comptabilité de la compagnie, . . .

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

La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Français: La guerre met cependant fin aux opérations quand l'Angleterre réquisitionne les bateaux pour le ravitaillement des troupes. La dernière cargaison pour l'Angleterre fut déchargée en mer pour permettre au bateau de . . .

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

La Bouée du havre / The Harbour Bouy

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Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.
Français: Cette bouée ancrée dans le havre de Chéticamp permettait aux grands transatlantiques de tourner sur eux-mêmes. Elle avait été entièrement attachée avec des rivets chauds. Elle servit de 1928 à 1946. English: This . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788

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Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Site of First North Carolina Convention 1788 which refused to ratify the United States Constitution; later ratified at Second Convention 1789 in Fayetteville. Placed by: Orange County Constitutional Bicentennial Committee . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Alexander Dickson House

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Hillsborough, North Carolina.
The Alexander Dickson House, an ideal example of 18th-century "Quaker-plan" farmhouse, was built around 1790. Alexander Dickson, his wife, Elizabeth, and their nine children moved into this house in 1845. In addition to . . .

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

Governor Tryon and the Militia

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Burlington, North Carolina.
This advantageous position was held by Royal Governor William Tryon and his North Carolina militia during the Battle of Alamance. The men serving Governor Tryon were not British "Redcoats," but the citizen soldiers from the . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Colonial Column

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Burlington, North Carolina.
This column was erected in 1901 at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park as a testament to the Battle of Alamance being the "first battle of the American Revolution." But as early as 1937, the National Park Service . . .

(Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

County Named, 1801

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Columbia, Kentucky.
For Gen. John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24. Born, 1757, in South Carolina, came to Ky., 1788. Member of Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792. Served in Ky. House of Representatives, 1793-95, 1798, 1800-03, 1817. . . .

(Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge

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Newark, Delaware.
On 3 September 1777, approximately 800 Americans forming the “Special Corps” of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged several thousand Hessian and Anspack “Jagers” (light infantry) and British light infantry in the . . .

(War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Hundreds of Delaware

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Newark, Delaware.
What is a Hundred? A hundred is an old English subdivision of a county. Although the origin is somewhat shrouded in mystery, basically it was a tract of land large enough to provide a hundred men to serve the king’s wars. In . . .

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

1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash

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Wilmington, Ohio.
Side A On August 9, 1968, a plane carrying 31 military passengers and crew members left the Clinton County Air Force Base for completion of an annual two-week active duty training held at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. . . .

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

Wilmington Library

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Wilmington, Ohio.
The Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County, one of 111 Carnegie libraries in Ohio, opened its doors to readers on June 30, 1904. A $12,500 gift from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie financed construction . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Stone House- 1802

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near Oregonia, Ohio.
Operated as Cross Keyes Tavern 1809- 1820 plaque presented by The Turtle Creek Chapter DAR Warren County A,D, 1993 National Registry of Historic Places 1976

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington

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Kensington, Prince Edward Island.
English: In 1871 the Colony of Prince Edward Island embarked upon the construction of a circuitous 147-mile railway covering the 120-mile distance between Georgetown and Alberton. The high cost of building the line added . . .

(Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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