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Hell's Half Acre

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Big Anne Wynn, the town's most prominent madam, pitched a tent on Front Street on the day of the Run to provide female companionship for the overwhelmingly male population. Disembarking at Santa Fe Station new arrivals . . .

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Explorers at the Portage

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Great Falls, Montana.
excerpt from the journals of Captain Meriwether Lewis I scelected a fat buffaloe and shot him very well Robert M. Scriver, Sculptor , through the lungs ... expecting him to fall ... ...a large white, or reather brown bear . . .

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Mullan Road

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near Fort Benton, Montana.
Within a few steps of this sign the Mullan Road came up Helena Hill from Fort Benton. It wound its way over 600 miles to the head of navigation on the Columbia River at Fort Walla Walls. It was the first federal highway in . . .

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Mishkenot Sheananim

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English Text: This was the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the old city of Jerusalem (1860). It was successfully defended by the Haganah during the disturbances of 1929, 1936-1939 and during the War of . . .

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Fort Benton

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near Fort Benton, Montana.
Founded in 1846 as a fur post, Fort Benton is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Montana. From its palisaded walls grew the most important transportation center in the Northwest. Trails led to all points of the . . .

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Sandusky’s First Congregation — 1818

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Sandusky, Ohio.
The Methodist Episcopal Church pioneered organized religion in Perkins Township 1811, then in Sandusky when the Rev. Alfred Brunson preached the city’s first sermon in January, 1818. In 1829 the Methodists built Sandusky’s . . .

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Lt. Col. Thomas W. (Bill) Boles

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near Matthews, Indiana.
In memory of Lt. Col. Thomas W. (Bill) Boles U.S. Air Force in honor of all veterans

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Oran Follett

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Sandusky, Ohio.
Residence of Oran Follett, 1798–1894. Editor – Railroad Official – Publisher Lincoln-Douglas Debates. A worthy Citizen.

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Sandusky

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Sandusky, Ohio.
An Indian camp formerly called Ogontz Place by Chief Ogontz of the Ottawa Tribe. Sandusky, founded 1817 by Hon. Zalmon Wildman, Judge Isaac Mills, George Hoadley. Incorporated 1824, Dr. George Anderson, Aaron C. Corbet, . . .

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Steamboat Navigation

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Fort Benton, Montana.
Just over the brow of this hill, nestled against the banks of the Missouri, is Fort Benton. It was the head of steamboat navigation on the Missouri, the world's innermost port. Below this point is a shelf in the river that . . .

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This Concretion

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Sandusky, Ohio.
This concretion was formed in sedimentary deposits over the ages. An unusually large specimen, it was found in 1911 on Mills Street and brought to this site at the behest of Professor E.L. Moseley, who was noted for his . . .

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Chouteau County

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near Fort Benton, Montana.
When Lewis and Clark found this land of mountains, river valley and plains, it was so full of buffalo and other grazing animals that it seemed like Paradise. In the1880's the area became vast open cattle ranges, and today . . .

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Lewis and Clark Trail

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near Fort Benton, Montana.
The river below was the first trail west. On their way to the Pacific, Lewis and Clark used the Missouri as their route to the Rocky Mountains. Maria's River enters the Missouri fifteen miles down stream. In June 1805 the . . .

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Whoop-up Trail

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near Fort Benton, Montana.
North from Fort Benton ran another wagon road to Canada, the famous Whoop-up Trail. Whiskey traders carried supplies north and brought buffalo robes south to Fort Benton for transport down river by steamboat. Later the . . .

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Fur Trade Posts

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near Fort Benton, Montana.
As you look across the Missouri, on the third bottom were two fur posts within several hundred yards of one another. Fort Cotton, built in 8142 by the Union Fur Company, existed only two years before it was abandoned. Fort . . .

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Achish, Ruler of Ekron

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, Israel.
English Translation of Text on Marker: The temple which he built, Achish (Ikausu) son of Padi, son of YSD, son Ada, son of Ya'ir, ruler of Ekron, for PTGYH his lady. May she bless him, and protect him, and prolong his days, . . .

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The Island House

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Kelleys Island, Ohio.
Datus and Sara Kelley built their home here in 1843, known as the Island House. It was located up the hill from the steamboat landing and across the street from the island store (the Lodge, 1854). In 1873, Jacob Rush bought . . .

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100 Acre Farm and Log Buildings circa 1700

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Athens, Ontario.
A tribute to the great Canadians that came from the British Isles to Canada and lived off the land. They worked hard to clear the land, built log homes and raised their families. All that is left to remember them is the . . .

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Françoise Marie Jacquelin

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Saint John, New Brunswick.
English: In 1640 Françoise Marie Jacquelin from France stepped onto the shores of Acadia to marry Charles de Saint-Étienne, Sieur de La Tour, the 46 year-old Governor of Acadia. With her marriage the young bride joined the . . .

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The Whale of Orleans

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Orleans, Massachusetts.
Whales and humans have long shared the coastline of Cape Cod. Native Americans harvested whales the washed up on the beaches, almost exclusively for food, long before the arrival of European colonists. While anchored in what . . .

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