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Town of Niagara

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Known at various times as Butlersburg, West Niagara and Newark, its first permanent settlers, including Butler’s Rangers and other Loyalists, arrived about 1780. The first five sessions of Upper Canada’s legislature met here . . .

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

12-inch Howitzer

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, Mexico.
Cañón Obusero de 12 pulgadas Descripción Pieza de ánima rayada que revolucionó la artillería de campaña en el ejército, ya que era lo suficientemente ligera como para ser trasladada rápidamente en el campo de batalla por . . .

(Man-Made Features • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Ice Boom

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Niagara Falls, New York.
On display is a 30-foot long section of the Ice Boom. Each winter, The Ice Boom is installed to minimize ice flow into hydropower intakes in the Niagara River. Thus, it substantially reduces losses in power generation in all . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Catherine (Brennan) Mulvihille

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, Ireland.
from Gleesk-Sneem planted this oak tree to commemorate her 100th Birthday in April 2007

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Roy Terrace

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Queenston, Ontario.
Roy Terrace here and Eldridge Terrace, the niche visible on the U.S. side at the same height, mark the level of glacial Lake Iroquois (Lake Ontario). When the Wisconsin glacier receded about 12,000 years ago, the Falls of . . .

(Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Richard Moore (1793-1875)

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Quaker businessman and abolitionist. Moore made his home a safe house for freedom seekers traveling on eastern Pa. routes of the Underground Railroad. One was Christiana Riot participant William Parker. Over three decades . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rocket Engine NF-104A

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Edwards AFB, California.
First flight — June, 1963. Last flight — December, 1971. On 6 December 1963, major Robert W. Smith set an unofficial world altitude record of 120,800 feet from a ground takeoff. Plaque presented by: Class 72B — USAF Test . . .

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

Ingonish War Memorial

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near Ingonish, Nova Scotia.
1st War - Veterans - 2nd War Killed in Action 1914 - 1918 Thompson Brewer George Donavan Charles MacDonald Killed in Action 1939 - 1945 Murdoch J. Ross Joseph Doucette Daniel Smith Bert Nicks An additional 83 veterans . . .

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Captain Jesse Burnam

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Marble Falls, Texas.
Texas patriot Jesse Burnam (also spelled Burnham), born in Madison County, Kentucky, was the youngest son of seven children. In 1812, Jesse married Temperance Null Baker in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Jesse was a private in the . . .

(Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Nüwa - Kawaiisu People

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Tehachapi, California.
“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” as we were assured by Mark Twain, and so it is with the Nüwa/Kawaiisu people, the hunter/gatherers who inhabited the areas from the Southern Sierra Nevada, through the . . .

(Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street)

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New York, New York.
In 1845-46, Edgar Allan Poe resided near this site in a house built in 1835 for Judah Hammond. It was here that Poe wrote “The facts in the case of M. Valdemar”, “The Sphinx”’ and began “The Cask of Amontillado”’ as well as . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Windham

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Windham, Connecticut.
Windham The area which became Windham was a part of Joshúa's Tract, bequeathed to Captain John Mason and other Norwich men in a will dated February 29, 1675, by Mohegan Indian chief Joshua, son of Uncas. The gift included . . .

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

The Battle of the Frogs

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Windham, Connecticut.
1758 1924 This Tablet Erected by the Anne Wood Elderkin Chapter D.A.R. To Commemorate the Legend of The Battle of the Frogs

(Colonial Era • War, French and Indian) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Chief Dock Kiosk

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St. Ignace, Michigan.
Panel 1 — The Life In the years when passenger trains were part of the train service, the Chief's crew consisted of 54 people including "hotel services staff." The Chief ran 24 hours a day. She could carry 348 passengers and . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Site of Bluffton

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near Spring Garden, Alabama.
Located 500 yards southeast of this marker. Incorporated in 1888, Bluffton was promoted as a future iron center of the South, due to large iron ore deposits and four furnaces within a four mile radius. The town soon boomed . . .

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

John Graves Simcoe

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
The first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada With the generous support of the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Heritage Fund and the Henry N.R. Jackson Foundation. Sculptor Roy Charles Asplin . . .

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Historic Occoquan

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Occoquan, Virginia.
John Ballendine established Occoquan's first industry, the Occoquan Iron Works, in 1755. it consisted of a blast furnace and a forge. The furnace was located above the western end of present-day River Mill Park, while the . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • War, French and Indian • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic Occoquan

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Occoquan, Virginia.
The Occoquan Merchants Mill was purchased in 1788 by Lighthorse Harry Lee, father of Robert E. Lee. By 1791 it had been rebuilt by Thomas Ellicott using the patented design of Ellicott's cousin, Oliver Evans. Letters dated . . .

(Architecture • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Carter Farm

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Franklin, Tennessee.
Emancipation created a novel problem for cash-poor white Southern farmers as well as the newly freed slaves, or freedmen. Land was abundant, but the labor force was largely dispersed, and there was little money to hire . . .

(African Americans • Agriculture • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Upper Canada Gazette, or American Oracle

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Ontario’s first newspaper, Upper Canada Gazette, or American Oracle was published in Niagara-on-the-Lake by Louis Roy, King’s Printer to John Graves Simcoe, founding Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. The first edition of . . .

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