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Why did people come to this region?

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near Comfrey, Minnesota.
People hunting game most likely traveled this ridge, which provided a dry route above the lake-dotted prairie for thousands of years. The earliest inhabitants of this region hunted woolly mammoths and musk-ox. Beginning with . . .

(Animals • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Glaciers Marked the Rock

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near Comfrey, Minnesota.
This outcropping is an “erosional high”-rock smoothed off by glaciers. Continental glaciers advanced and retreated across this region many times in the last million years, before leaving for good about 12,000 years ago. This . . .

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

Survival Through Fire

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near Comfrey, Minnesota.
Prairie fires set by lightning or by people were common in this region. Fortunately, most prairie plants are long-lived perennials with deep, extensive root systems. Their ability to produce vigorous new shoots below the . . .

(Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lake Level Research on the Great Lakes

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
Researchers coming and going from Mackinaw City's marina are discovering that evaporation from the Great Lakes, a key factor in the level of the lakes, is far more complicated than formerly thought. An understanding is . . .

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

John L. (Jack) Staffan • Chief Wawatam

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
In memory of John L. (Jack) Staffan • Chief Wawatam August 1, 1909 - November 7, 1982 In tribute to our friend Jack Staffan, whose participation, leadership and enthusiasm in the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant spanned 20 years . . .

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

Downer-Doane Park

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Preston, Connecticut.
Downer-Doane Park Homesite of Dr. Joshua & Dr. Avery Downer Revolutionary War Surgeons also of William Howard Doane Hymn Writer

(Arts, Letters, Music • Science & Medicine • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home

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Preston, Connecticut.
Site of Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home b. 1737 — d. 1813 Served in Revolutionary War, Surveyor, Justice of Peace

(Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Griswold Korean War Monument

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Griswold, Connecticut.
Erected In Honor Of Those From The Town Of Griswold Who Served In The Korean Conflict Richard A. Albro · Robert Allanach · Ernest L. Arremony · Edmund J. Arremony · John Arremony · Phillip F. Arremony · Lawrence J. Arthur · . . .

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

Griswold Civil War Monument

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Griswold, Connecticut.
To The Loyal Sons Of Griswold And Vicinity ( back ) Erected 1913

(War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Preston

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Preston, Connecticut.
Preston Incorporated in 1687, Preston was settled mainly by sons and grandsons of founders of surrounding towns on land purchased from the Mohegan Indians. It was probably named for Preston in Suffolk, the English home of . . .

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

Voluntown Veterans Memorial

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Voluntown, Connecticut.
Dedicated to the Veterans of the Town of Voluntown And to Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Lester R. Congdon Clarence E. Macomber Harold M. Violette Lionel L. Marcaurele Tyler O. Griffin Erected by the Veterans of . . .

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

Jewett City

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Griswold, Connecticut.
Jewett City In April 1771, Eliezer Jewett opened a sawmill on the Pachaug Ríver. This area was the beginning of a small village which became known as Pachaug City before the close of the Revolutionary War. About 20 years . . .

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

Parkis Mills

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Galway, New York.
First Gristmill in Galway Built by D. Campbell-1785 Bought by Levi Parkis 1858 Home of Jolly Farmer Griddle Cake Flour

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

Lyndon Veterans Memorial

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Lyndon, Vermont.
Dedicated To All Lyndon Area Men & Women Who Served Our Nation In Protection Of Our Freedom

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

Pike’s Cantonment

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Plattsburgh, New York.
If you were here in the late-fall of 1812, you'd see neat lines of two-man tents stretching down to the Saranac River. Those canvas shelters, which provided little protection against sleet, snow, and bitter winds, were . . .

(Forts, Castles • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mercer Playground

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New York, New York.
Mercer Playground is one of New York’s youngest parks, located in one of its oldest areas, Greenwich Village. Mercer Street, directly to the east of the park, was laid out prior to 1797 and called First Street and Clermont . . .

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

403-405 Main Street

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Franklin, Tennessee.
These buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

St. Albans War Memorial

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St. Albans, Vermont.
In Memory Of Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Democracy That They Shall Not Have Died In Vain W.W.I Albert A. Bushey · Walter Clark · Frederick T. Coleman · Lynus Crandall · Walter T. Finn · Paul R. Grandfield · . . .

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

Saratoga’s Spouting Springs

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Saratoga Springs, New York.
Saratoga is blessed with naturally carbonated mineral springs. These waters originate in bedrock layers 100 to 1000 feet below the earth’s surface and rise through a crack in the earth called the McGregor Fault. Carbon . . .

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

Nike Missile Site

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Weatogue, Connecticut.
This multi-used path was formerly a railroad track, used over time by both passenger and freight trains. The building perpendicular to the street replaces an earlier structure, a barn/tobacco warehouse. Growers brought . . .

(Agriculture • Air & Space • Railroads & Streetcars • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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