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Marquis de Lafayette

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Newark, Delaware.
Manie Joseph Paul Yves Rock Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (known in America as Lafayette) was born on September 6, 1757 and died on May 20, 1834. At his own expense he sailed to South Carolina, then traveled to . . .

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

The Steel Tree

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, Ireland.
Gift to the people of Ireland from the President of Israel, Chaim Herzog, in memory of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh. Wednesday 19th June, 1985 Sculptor Tamara Rikman —————————— Ar na bhronnadh ar mhuintir na hÉireann ag Uachtarán na . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Flight by a British Subject in the British Empire

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
English: In honor of the Aerial Experiment Association consisting of Alexander Graham Bell F. W. Baldwin Glenn H. Curtiss J. A. D. McCurdy Thomas E. Selfridge and of the Silver Dart which they designed and built On the 23rd . . .

(Air & Space) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Egan

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, Ireland.
One of the 'All-Time Great' Gaelic football stars and a member of Kerry's 'Golden Era Team' of the 1970s and 80s. John played for Sneem Gaa club and following retirement from Kerry, for Bishopstown in Cork where he worked. . . .

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

Charles Goode Gomillion

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Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
Charles Goode Gomillion (1900-1995) was born on April 1, 1900, in Johnston, South Carolina. He joined the faculty at Tuskegee University in 1928, where he served as dean of students and chair of the social sciences . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Government • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Amelia Boynton Robinson

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Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911 2015) was a voting rights activist and civil rights icon. Born on August 18, 1911, in Savannah, Georgia, she received her bachelor's degree in home economics from Tuskegee University in 1927. In . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Steve (Crusher) Casey

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, Ireland.
World Heavyweight Champion Wrestler 1938 ~ 1947 Born 1909 - Died 1987

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

The First Provincial Parliament   1792

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
On September 17, 1792, Colonel John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, opened in this community, then the capital, the first provincial parliament. The legislature consisted of an appointed Legislative . . .

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

St. Mark’s Church

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
One of the earliest Anglican churches in the province, St. Mark’s was begun in 1804 to serve a congregation organized twelve years earlier. Its first rector, the Reverend Robert Addison, chaplain of Upper Canada’s first . . .

(Churches & Religion • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Canada's Hundred Days and Armistice 1918

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
English: In the summer and fall of 1918, the valiant Canadian Corps, 100,000 strong, spearheaded a series of costly allied victories, now known as "Canada's Hundred Days" that led to the Armistice. During the First World . . .

(War, World I) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Women, the War Effort and Winning the Right to Vote

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
English: Women in Canada and Newfoundland were profoundly affected by the First World War. Overseas, they served as paid nurses and volunteers. On the home front, they laboured in factories, worked the land, ran patriotic . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, World I • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cocagne

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Cocagne, New Brunswick.
Français: À l'automne 1767, les familles Gueguen, Arseneau, Hébert et Bourg reçoivent les premières concessions de terres accordées à des Acadiens après le Grand Dérangement. En novembre, Cocagne devient la première . . .

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

K.C. Irving

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Bouctouche, New Brunswick.
English: This stone marks the site where K.C. Irving built his first service station in 1924 and where he sold Irving Primrose gasoline and Ford cars. Français: Cette pierre marque l’endroit où K.C. Irving a construit sa . . .

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

Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Designed by local architect Edward Neild who was an active member of the Shreveport Scottish Rite. It was built 1917. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

(Architecture • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
The land the Scottish Rite Temple was purchased for $17,000 on September 16, 1913. The building measures approximately 133 feet by 111 feet and surprisingly, only cost $186,477.28 to construct. It houses a three-story . . .

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

Queenston United Church of Canada

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Queenston, Ontario.
A devout Wesleyan Methodist and a Major in the British Army throughout the War of Independence, George Neal left the United States in pursuit of religious freedom and civil security. Landing in Queenston in 1786, Major Neal . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Strand Theatre

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Built 1925 for Saenger-Ehrlich Theatre Enterprises.Designed by architects Emile Weil and Charles G. Davis of New Orleans. Interior designed by Paul Heerwagen of Arkansas. Was flagship theatre of Saenger Amusement Co., a . . .

(Entertainment • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane

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Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was a turning point in the War of 1812-14. While British Reinforcements began arriving in North America following the defeat of Napoleon in Europe, the Americans were pushing to gain control of the . . .

(War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Shriners Hospital

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
On this site a dedicated group of men from the Shriners International Fraternity began the legacy of providing free healthcare services to children by opening the world's First Shriners Hospital on September 16th, 1922. . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

War of 1812

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Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Napoleonic Wars raged in Europe from 1803 to 1815 and had a global impact. Wishing to remain neutral and assert its independence, the United States continued to trade with both Britain and France. Nevertheless, . . .

(War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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