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Site of Old Midland Army Flying School

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Midland, Texas.
Old Sloan Field, built 1931, in 1942 became Midland Army Flying School, for bombardier cadets. At one time it was called largest bombardier training center in the world. One of over 25 World War II airfields in Texas, its . . .

(Air & Space • Historic Aviation • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Abraham Roberts Homesite

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near Rose Hill, Texas.
Abraham (Abram) Roberts (1773-1850), a native of Georgia, came to Texas as a widower in 1827 and settled at this site on Spring Creek about 1829. His home was located at a prominent crossroads in the sparsely populated . . .

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

Montauk Air Force Station

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Montauk Point, New York.
The United States Air Force established its first radar at Montauk Point in 1948. In the years that followed, Montauk Air Force Station was home to a variety of surveillance and height-finding radar that guarded the New York . . .

(Communications • Man-Made Features • War, Cold • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Greenwood Cemetery

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Birmingham, Michigan.
Side 1 The oldest section of Greenwood Cemetery comprises land purchased from the federal government by Dr. Ziba Swan of Albany, New York, in 1821. The first interments on the one-half-acre parcel set aside by Swan for a . . .

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

Bellefontaine House

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Waterloo, Illinois.
Bellefontaine was one of the first settlements made by Americans in what is now Illinois. The earliest settlers included families of Revolutionary War veterans who had served with George Rogers Clark. Captain James Moore . . .

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

Danville Civil War Memorial

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Danville, Vermont.
In Honor Of The Brave Men Of Danville Who Victoriously Defended The Union During The War Of The Rebellion 1861- 1865 Commissioned Officers Colonel Addison W. Preston Captain James M. Ayer Captain Charles D. Brainerd Captain . . .

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

Dave Nilsson

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Australian-born catcher spent the duration of his eight-year career with the Brewers. A versatile player, Nilsson also played first base, outfield and designated hitter. Recognized as a 1999 All-Star, becoming the first . . .

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

Black Canyon Gorge

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near Grace, Idaho.
Bear River has its source in lakes on the north slope of Hayden Peak, 12,485 feet in elevation, near the western limit of Utah's high Uintas. The horseshoe shaped river follows a course 500 miles long, but its mouth is only . . .

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

Pioneer Mail Route

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near Franklin, Idaho.
This marks the trail of the first communication between Cache Valley and Bear Lake Valley known as the Shoshone Indian Trail in 1864. Mail was carried to Bear Lake on snowshoes, a distance of 25 miles over steep and rugged . . .

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

Pass of the Standing Rock

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near Weston, Idaho.
The Pass of the Standing Rock was held sacred by the ancient ones of the Shoshone and other Native American Tribes long before John C. Fremont's exploratory party came to Weston Canyon on August 29, 1843. Fremont's surveyors . . .

(Exploration • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rockland Valley

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Rockland, Idaho.
The first pioneer families from Utah came here in 1879 and were met by a Spanish prospector, Guadelupe Valdez. Rockland was named for Rock Creek, which runs the full length of this valley. It was one of the early settlements . . .

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

Pass of the Standing Rock

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near Weston, Idaho.
Pass of the Standing Rock Traversed and Named by Capt. John C. Fremont August 29, 1842

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

Salem Lutheran Cemetery

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near Rose Hill, Texas.
This burial ground began as the Scherer Family Cemetery. The Scherers were among the early settlers of Rosehill, a rural community in northwest Harris County. The first German settlers began arriving by way of Galveston in . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Samuel McCarley Homesite

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near Hockley, Texas.
Samuel McCarley (1775-1838), his wife Celia (1794-1873), and their ten children settled near here on Spring Creek in 1831. By 1836 the McCarley home was located on a well-traveled road linking Washington-on-the-Brazos (30 . . .

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

Kleb Family House

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near Rose Hill, Texas.
Constructed c. 1890s, the Kleb Family Home and its location in the wooded northwestern part of Harris County represent a time of dispersed rural settlement in the area. Edward Kleb, a descendant of German immigrants who . . .

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

Disaster Underground

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Whipple Junction, West Virginia.
“Say a prayer for those who died in darkness so we may enjoy the sunlight.” —Inscription on the miners’ memorial in Whipple erected by the Knights of Columbus. The most dreaded sound in the coal camp was when the mine . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Natural Resources) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Windham World War II Monument

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Windham, Connecticut.
Dedicated by the People of Windham Center In Honor of Those Who Sacrificed and Served in World War II ?Peter L. Dubina · ?Richard E. Smith · ?Joseph A. Martel · ?Noel Sonnichsen Charles S. Anderson · Derwin P. Anthony · . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Windham Free Library

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Windham, Connecticut.
This Plaque is Dedicated to the Windham Free Library On the Occasion of its 100th Anniversary September 1897 – September 1997

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

Dr. Chester Hunt Office

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Windham, Connecticut.
Dr. Chester Hunt Office This former sheriff’s office was built circa 1790. Originally it stood behind the sheriff Shuebel Abbe House Located at the south end of the green. Dr. Hunt (1789-1869) purchased the Abbe property in . . .

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Scotland

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Scotland, Connecticut.
Scotland In 1700 Isaac Magune purchased several hundred acres of hilly terrain in the town of Windham and soon named it after his native land. By 1726 about eighty families of English Puritan, Scotch, and Huguenot descent . . .

(Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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