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Le Parc de nos Ancêtres

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Larrys River, Nova Scotia.
Welcome to our Commemorative Park! This development is a direct result of a cultural awakening following local festivities in 2004, in conjunction with the World Congress of Acadians, which was celebrated throughout Nova . . .

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

Newburgh Captured

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Newburgh, Indiana.
The first town north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the War Between the States. Brig. Gen Adam R. Johnson with a guerrilla band crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Our Lady of Grace Grotto at Tobairin Holy Well

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, Ireland.
Tobairin Our Lady of Grace Coomanaspig During the 1st Mass on Oct 31st 1994 concelebrated by Fr. P Sugrue P.P & Fr. E. O'Carroll C.C. This grotto was opened & blessed on May 17th 1998 by Bishop of Kerry Bishop Bill Murphy . . .

(Churches & Religion • Environment • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First

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Houston, Texas.
Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First A rocket similar to this one-stage rocket, nicknamed Little Joe II, was used from 1963 to 1966 to test the Apollo/Saturn V Launch Escape System (LES). The LES was designed to propel the . . .

(Air & Space • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kinkora

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Kinkora, Prince Edward Island.
English: The poetry of Ireland is immediately evident in a name that explains much about the community in and around the village. Building the Anderson Road in 1832 opened up the district for farming. Irish families, . . .

(Agriculture • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Agriculture in Kinkora / L’agriculture à Kinkora

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Kinkora, Prince Edward Island.
English: The first settlers in Kinkora were farmers. The community that developed has depended upon agriculture ever since. After the Dominion Government launched a dairy initiative in 1891, Kinkora responded and in 1900 . . .

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Catalan Satire and Humor

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, Spain.
(Catalan:) En Homenatge als homes que en aquesta casa donaren vida al «Cu-Cut!» «En Patuffet» i El «Virolet» - (English translation:) In tribute to the men in this building who gave life to "Cu-Cut!", "En Patuffet", and . . .

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

The Third School in Plüderhausen / Das 3. Schulhaus in Plüderhausen

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, Germany.
Die 1908 eingeweihte Schule (Architekt Heinrich Maas, Obertürkheim) verfügte von Anfang an neben den 7 Klassenzimmern für rund 400 Schüler auch über Fachräume-für Turnen, Zeichnen, Handarbeit und Kochen. Das Gebäude ist . . .

(Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Das Alte Rathaus / Old City Hall

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, Germany.
1569 wurde das Rathaus im Mittelpunkt des bürgerlichen Zentrums erbaut und 1858 um den Glockenturm ergänzt. 1873 bis 1880 beheimatete das Gebäude die erste, Kleinkinderschule” in Plüderhausen. Nach dem Umzug der Verwaltung . . .

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

Alexander Henry Park Kiosk

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
Alexander Henry Park Built in 1987, by the Village of Mackinaw City, with funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Zone Management Program and the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. Alexander . . .

(Colonial Era • Environment • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Alexander Henry 1739 - 1834

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Mackinaw City, Michigan.
In 1761 Alexander Henry from New Jersey was one of the first English traders to venture into the interior of Michigan and came here to Fort Michilimackinac. Each summer, thousands of Indians led by their chiefs came to . . .

(Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Farmington Canal 1828-1848

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Simsbury, Connecticut.
Looking north, you can see the remnants of the canal. It crosses over Floydville Road and proceeds over Salmon Brook via an aqueduct and then continues to Northampton, Massachusetts. To your left is Lake Basile. Cross over . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lake Basile

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Simsbury, Connecticut.
In 1826, construction of the Farmington Canal (of the New Haven to Northampton Canal) blocked the course of the Munnisunk Brook, then a tributary to the Farmington River. The brook’s flow was conducted 20 feet below the . . .

(Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Charles C. Johnson School

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Franklin, Tennessee.
Johnson Elementary School was dedicated on November 30, 1958, being named for Dr. Charles C. Johnson (1886-1966), a prominent local African American physician. Mr. James R. Watkins (1914-1996), Johnson’s first principal, led . . .

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

Circa 1875

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Underneath your feet here at Seventh Street, MetroLink winds its way through a railroad tunnel in use since 1875. This double-arched, two-track tunnel was built for freight and passenger train travel from Eads Bridge to the . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

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Bellingham, Washington.
Mark Twain, American humorist and celebrated author, visited Fairhaven on August 14-15, 1895 as part of his worldwide lecture tour. He stayed at The Fairhaven, a magnificent Victorian hotel located at the NE corner of 12th . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Josep Anselm Clavé

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, Spain.
(Catalan:) En aquest lloc aleshores ocupat per l'antic casal dels comtes de Sant Coloma nasque el dia 21 d'abril de l'any 1824 en Josep Anselm Clavé music i poeta popular fundador de les associacions chorals de Catalunya . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Amanda

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Spencerville, Ohio.
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(Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Since 1963 this iconic structure has been St. Louis' Gateway to the Stars to over 300,000 visitors a year. Established and first operated by the City of St. Louis, the Planetarium merged in 1984 with the Museum of Science & . . .

(Air & Space • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Ferryboat

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, Ireland.
This boat was built by Dan 'Denny' O'Connell in the early 1900s. He built her at the back of the Post Office, where he built all his boats, on a site which later became the local dance hall. Her purpose was to ferry people . . .

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