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Sprague’s Industrial Heritage

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Sprague, Connecticut.
Sprague's Industrial Heritage You are standing above the Baltic Mill headrace — the channel that fed water to the turbines in the Baltic cotton mill. The headrace reached from the stone bulkhead, to your left, to the back . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sprague Korean War Monument

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Sprague, Connecticut.
In Honor of the Men and Women Who Served In the Korean War 1950 – 1953 Arpin Armand · Arpin Walter F. · Avery Arthur · Bastien Gerard · Bastien Napoleon · Bastien William · Benson William D. · Benoit Ronald · Blanchard . . .

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

Sprague Vietnam War Monument

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Sprague, Connecticut.
In Honor of Those Who Served During the Vietnam Conflict Andrew, Milton Dennis · Andrew,Robert Harold · Andrzejczyk, Dennis Michael · Arpin, Edward Emile · Arpin, Joseph Adelard, Jr. · Arpin, Raymond Paul · Arsenault, . . .

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

A Valley Is Born

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near Georgesville, Ohio.
Before you is evidence of Ohio's glacial history. Thousands of years ago, glaciers covered northern and central Ohio. As the glaciers retreated, the melting ice created rivers and streams which, in turn, carved valleys and . . .

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

Chezzetcook, Tracadie and Havre Boucher

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Larrys River, Nova Scotia.
Many of the Acadians who escaped, or survived the Great Upheaval of 1755 to 1763, either died of exposure, or were captured and imprisoned as "Prisoners of War". Makeshift detention centers were often old trading posts such . . .

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

Settlement of the Tor Bay Area circa 1797

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Larrys River, Nova Scotia.
After many visits to this eastern coastline region of mainland Nova Scotia between the years 1763 and 1797, a determined group of Acadian families from Chezzetcook, who were once again searching for peace and freedom, . . .

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

Big Darby Creek

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near Georgesville, Ohio.
The Wyandot Indians in this area called this creek "Ollentangy" meaning "River of Red Face Paint;" but surveyors renamed it Big Darby Creek in the late 1700s. According to legend, they named it for an Indian chief who lived . . .

(Environment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Utica Civil War Memorial

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Utica, New York.
We Keep In Memory The Men of Utica Who Risked Their Lives To Save The Union North Face: From Sumter By Land and Sea To Appomattox West Face/East Face: 1861/1865 Top Inscription: One Flag, One Land, One Heart, One . . .

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

McLennan County Courthouse

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Waco, Texas.
Seat of justice for county organized in 1850 by founders of Waco, to give the young city added strength. Ironically, until the early 20th century, county outstripped city in prosperity. This courthouse (the county's fourth) . . .

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

The Courthouses of McLennan County

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Waco, Texas.
In January 1850, the Texas Legislature created McLennan County from portions of Robertson and Milam counties, naming it for Neil McLennan, who had settled along the South Bosque River. In September of that year, the . . .

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

Earthquakes!

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near Cameron, Montana.
Few natural events cause as much fear in people as earthquakes. They remind us that the Earth is always changing and renewing itself and that this sometimes occurs violently and without warning. Earthquakes happen when . . .

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

A Tough Business

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near Cameron, Montana.
The Madison Valley was well known to mountain men and traders during the first half of the 19th century. Beaver loved the many creeks that emptied into the river and buffalo were common in the valley, making it popular for . . .

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

Motoring Through Paradise: The Vigilante Trail

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near Cameron, Montana.
Motoring was an adventure in the early 20th century and people usually didn't travel very far from home. Most roads were choked with dust during the summers, knee-deep in mud in the rainy seasons, and blocked by snowdrifts . . .

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Bethel United Methodist Church

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Sheridan, Montana.
1866 ... first Sunday School. September 1866 first sermon in Sheridan by Rev. George Comfort. Summer 1873 Revs. Francis Riggin and Wm. Wesley Van Orsdel (Brother Dan) are appointed to the newly formed circuit headquartered . . .

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

Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley

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Sheridan, Montana.
This small community of Sheridan is located approximately 55 miles south of Butte. Our population is 700 within the town proper, and approximately another 700 in the adjacent Ruby Valley rural area. When those who had come . . .

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

El Call: Carrer de Sant Honorat

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, Spain.
(Catalan:) El Call Major. Barri jueu medieval, segles XII-XIV Carrer de Sant Honorat Límit est del barri. A l'extrem hi havia un dels portals d'accés al Call i, en un carreró ara desaparegut, la font, la Sinagoga Poca . . .

(Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jonah’s Run Baptist Church / Underwood Farms Rural Historic District

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Chester Township, Ohio.
Jonah’s Run Baptist Church. The comingling of faiths in an area settled predominantly by Quakers helps explain the origins of Jonah’s Run Baptist Church. Ministered to by a Baptist preacher, the children and neighbors of . . .

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

Ice Over Ohio

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near Georgesville, Ohio.
Glaciers reshaped the landscape of Ohio, filling in the valleys, wearing down hills, and turning rock to dust. The glacier did not extend over all of Ohio, but did it cover Franklin County? Consider these clues. • Glacial . . .

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

Unknown Civil War Soldier

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Franklin, Tennessee.
Front: In 2009, a construction project along Columbia Pike 2.5 miles south of here unearthed human bone fragments, in an area that was part of the Franklin battlefield. Forensic anthropologists determined that these were the . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Katharinen-Brunnen / Catherine's Fountain

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, Germany.
Diente die Wasserversorgung für die Bevölkerung Die Brunnenfigur stellt die Glücksgottin Fortuna dar wird im Volksmund aber Katharina genannt. - (English translation:) Served as a water source for the population. The . . .

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