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The School That Launched a Village

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Millbrook, New York.
The School That Launched a Village Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Thorne Memorial Building (also known as Millbrook Memorial School) was built in 1894 by the four surviving children of Jonathan and . . .

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

Tents and Togas

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Millbrook, New York.
Tents and Togas Latin used to be an integral part of the high-school curriculum so much so that in 1920-21, three of the eleven faculty members taught the language. Summer school (shown here) was voluntary, not remedial, and . . .

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

Community Band Shell

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Milbrook, New York.
In Grateful Acknowledgement For the Community Effort Put Forth by The Millbrook Lions In the Construction of the Community Band Shell Dedicated June 14, 1987 Village of Millbrook Board of Trustees

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Blown Away

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Millbrook, New York.
Blown Away The Millbrook Gas and Electric Company (1894-1920), founded by Charles Dieterich, pioneered the use of acetylene in America and provided street lights at 300 village locations. Unfortunately, the gas proved to be . . .

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

Athletics and Community

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Millbrook, New York.
Athletics and Community Built in 1914 as the local YMCA, the building in front of you was dedicated 6 "the physical and moral improvement of the youth of Millbrook." Designed by the noted New York City architect James Ware, . . .

(Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wolff-Moser House

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Bethania, North Carolina.
The Wolff-Moser house was originally located just inside the northern boundary of the Wachovia tract. It is a prime example of an early nineteenth century hand hewn dwelling with brick nogging. The structure is unusually . . .

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

Alpha Chapel

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Bethania, North Carolina.
"Alpha Chapel — This name has been given the new Chapel midway between Bethania and Rural Hall. The very name "Alpha" is a significant one; inasmuch as this is the first step the Bethania congregation has ever taken in the . . .

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

Bref Historique du Canon de la Baie-du-Febvre

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Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec.
Caronade fabriqué à Carron, Écosse, Angleterre entre 1774-1810. Ce genre de canon peut tirer des boulets de 18 livres et servait dans la Marine Royal. Celui-ci fut entreposé à la Citadelle de Québec pendant de nombreuses . . .

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

Skip Bertman

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Skip Bertman arrived in Baton Rouge in the summer of 1983 with a vision to transform the LSU Tigers into the nation's elite college baseball team. Bertman came to LSU after a highly successful eight-year stint at the . . .

(Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fire: Nature’s Double Agent

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Barnegat, New Jersey.
The word fire is most typically associated with destruction. However, in nature, fire is a natural ecological process that promotes growth, recycles nutrients, and helps create unique, crucial habitat that without it would . . .

(Natural Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bethania

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Bethania, North Carolina.
The Moravian Church is a Protestant denomination tracing its roots to the followers of Jan Hus. A Czech priest and reformer, Hus was martyred for his faith in 1415. The Moravians founded a church body dedicated to a simple . . .

(Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 14 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Skip Bertman Legacy

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Today, college baseball enjoys unprecedented popularity throughout the nation in large part due to Bertman's unrelenting commitment to greatness. LSU has led the nation in attendance in every season since 1996, averaging . . .

(Sports) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Frontenac County Court House / Palais de Justice du Comté de Frontenac

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Kingston, Ontario.
English: This grand Neo-classical building has served the courts of Frontenac County since its opening in 1858. Designed by the Dorset-born architect, Edward Horsey, it is superbly sited on land originally acquired in 1840 . . .

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

John C. Williams

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St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dedicated To The Memory Of John C. Williams Who founded St. Petersburg in 1887, and gave this site for a public park.

(Charity & Public Work • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kingston Custom House / Bâtiment des Douanes de Kingston

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Kingston, Ontario.
English: Designed by the Montréal architectural firm of Hopkins, Lawford and Nelson, the Kingston Custom House was built in 1856-59 for the government of the united Canadas. The symmetrical composition of the two-storey . . .

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

Sir John Alexander Macdonald

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Kingston, Ontario.
English: This Kingston lawyer was the chief architect of Confederation, which led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1st, 1867. He was Canada's first Prime Minister and led the country for almost 19 years. The . . .

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

Pickens Cemetery

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dating from the 1840s, this was once the family burial grounds of the Pickens family, planters, of Caddo Parish. Among those buried here is Israel Wilson Pickens, Caddo Parish Sheriff from 1862-1865, during which time . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

McNeil St. Pump Station

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Shreveport, Louisiana.
Built 1887 as city's first waterworks. Contains original equipment in working order. Only example of its sort remaining in the United States of America, according to Smithsonian Institution. Declared a National Landmark in 1982.

(Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Notable Places) Includes location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Overland Emigration Routes

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Ovid, Idaho.
The region comprising Bear Lake County has alway been an important juncture for overland travel. From the 1800s onward, migrants on the Oregon and California trails traversed the area, relying on knowledge garnered by Native . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ovid Townsite

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Ovid, Idaho.
Settled in 1864, the community of Ovid was among the first permanent settlements in the Bear Lake Valley. Its first residents were predominantly Scandinavian immigrants, and the first home was a dugout cabin constructed by . . .

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