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"Downtown" Camp Hero

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Montauk Point, New York.
The U.S. Army commissioned Camp Hero in May 1942 as a coastal artillery installation to defend against German ships, particularly submarines. Batteries 112 and 113 each contained two 16-inch guns. Battery 216 was equipped . . .

(Air & Space • Man-Made Features • War, Cold • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ecology of the South River

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Waynesboro, Virginia.
The South River that winds through Waynesboro is one of the city's best natural amenities: The river itself is 52 miles long. It begins near the village of Greenville and flows northward to Port Republic. At this point, it . . .

(Environment • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Missionary Society of Connecticut

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Hebron, Connecticut.
Missionary Society of Connecticut Here in Hebron in the home of the Rev. Amos Bassett., on June 19, 1798, at a meeting of the General Association, the Rev. Benjamin Trumbull. D. D., Moderator, the Missionary Society of . . .

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

Hebron

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Hebron, Connecticut.
Hebron Settlement of the area soon to be named Hebron began in 1704 on land deeded by the Indian sachem Joshua in 1676. The Town was incorporated in 1708. It was nicknamed “Pump Town” from a log cannon, made similar to a . . .

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

Capt. Archd. S. Taylor

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Clinton, New Jersey.
In Memory of Capt. Archd. S. Taylor Son of Lewish & Jane C. Taylor Of the 3rd Reg. N.J. Infantry Who Fell at the Battle of Chancellorville, Va. May 3rd 1863 Aged 20 Years & 11 Months

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Messinger, 1771-1846

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Belleville, Illinois.
John Messinger received a formal education in New England before settling on the Illinois frontier in 1802. After serving as St. Clair County Surveyor, he was appointed Deputy United States Surveyor and platted much of the . . .

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

Welcome to the Waterfront

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Take this path down to the waterfront where you will find a quiet stretch of shoreline along the St. Mary's River shoreline along the St. Mary's River—not unlike what the colonists encountered when they arrived in 1634. This . . .

(Colonial Era • Environment • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rexburg Public Square

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Rexburg, Idaho.
In February of 1883, Colonizer and Bishop Thomas E. Ricks commissioned Andrew A. Anderson to survey Rexburg City. This block was set aside as the Public Square. In the early days of colonization, settlers camped here before . . .

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

The Odd Fellows Building

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Waterloo, Illinois.
Elizabeth and William Sinnhold were the first owners of the land of which the Odd Fellows building sits today. In 1875, M.C. Rodenberger and Wm. Kestner, established M.C. Rodenberger and Company, which made and sold marble . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Gift of the Society of the Ark and the Dove

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
The Gift of the Society of The Ark and the Dove whose membership is composed of the Lineal Descendents of the First Colonists who sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight November 22, 1633 and planted the Province of Maryland at . . .

(Colonial Era • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

John Priest Greene President's Home

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Liberty, Missouri.
Built in 1905 for William Jewell College by St. Louis business owner A.D. Brown. First occupants were Dr. John Priest Greene and Elizabeth Wikoff Greene. Dr. Greene was the longest-serving president of the College: 1892-1920 and 1921-1923.

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

St. Mary's College of Maryland

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
Founded on the site of Maryland's first capital the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary's River inspires our work, our . . .

(Education • Environment • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"La Solidaridad"

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, Spain.
(Catalan:) Seu del periòdic reformista filipí (1889-1895) des del qual l'heroi nacional José Rizal i d'altres personalitats, van contribuir decisivament a la independència del seu país. - (Pilipino:) Luklukan ng . . .

(Communications • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri

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St. Louis, Missouri.
"a Verry rainey morning the wind from the N, E, crossed the river to St. Louis, Capt. Lewis detain for to acquire information of the Countrey and to prepare Despatches to the government by the next Mail. At 11oClock I . . .

(Exploration • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Devil’s Backbone

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near Kenton, Ohio.
The knolls and ridges found in this vicinity were formed by deposits of gravel left by the retreating glacier which covered much of Ohio during the Pleistocene Era 10,000 years ago. Popularly known as "Devil's Backbones," . . .

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

Maeystown

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Maeystown, Illinois.
Maeystown, where three streams descend down the bluff, was founded by Jacob Maeys in 1852. The original settlers were German members of the forty-eighter movement. The village is unique in manner with structures integrated . . .

(Architecture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

First Mountain Parkway

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near Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
The scenic mountain highway idea originated long before the Blue Ridge Parkway project began. In 1906, Joseph Hyde Pratt, North Carolina's State Geologist, proposed a toll road following the crest of the Ridge mountains from . . .

(Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Casal de Montserrat

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, Spain.
(Catalan:) Aquí hi hagué es Casal de Montserrat On, del 1947 al 1965, s'hostarjaren grups i entitats que lluitaren pel redreçament de Catalunya. - (English translation:) Here was located the Casal de Montserrat, where . . .

(Charity & Public Work) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Welcome to St. John's

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St. Mary's City, Maryland.
You are at St. John's, where you will discover the long-buried remains of a house built in 1638 for John Lewger, a leader of early Maryland who named this plantation in honor of his patron saint. For nearly a century, people . . .

(Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"Tragedy in the Desert"

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Loa, Utah.
On Wednesday, July 14, 1943, an Army-Air Force Lockheed AT-18A with a crew of six was in flight from Mather Field, Sacramento, California, to Peterson Field Colorado Springs, Colorado, when it came apart mid air killing all . . .

(Air & Space • Disasters • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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