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Stream Flow Monitoring

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Fort Benton, Montana.
This stream flow monitoring station is part of a nationwide system of approximately 7,000 streamflow stations operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS has principal responsibility for evaluation of the . . .

(Exploration • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Federal Courthouse (1898)

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Ardmore, Oklahoma.
The construction of this courthouse was financed in 1898 by two private entrepreneurs, Joe F. Robinson and A. V. Doak. The building was leased to the Federal Government and the court was presided over by Judge Hosea . . .

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

Ardmoreite Building

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Ardmore, Oklahoma.
This building, originally built in 1930 by architect J.B. White, was called the Gilbert Building. It was renamed the Ardmoreite Building in 1966 when it became the home of The Daily Ardmoreite. Between 1930 and 1966 many . . .

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

Chapman J. Stuart

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West Union, West Virginia.
Born January 8, 1820, Stuart was prosecuting attorney of Doddridge County, 1852-1861. After voting against secession at the Richmond Convention, he was elected senator of the Restored Government of VA. He also served as a . . .

(Law Enforcement • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Benton Bridge

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Fort Benton, Montana.
When railroads replaced steamboats, Fort Benton's importance as a trade center declined. In response, Fort Benton businessmen formed the Benton Bridge Company to construct a bridge across the Missouri River to capture the . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Greenbrier Church & Cemetery

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near Salem, West Virginia.
Site of Greenbrier Seventh Day Baptist Church, organized Aug. 1870 by members of New Salem church, est. 1792 in Salem. Met in log building; new church dedicated, 1880; razed, 1975. Rev. Peter Davis (1783-1885), original . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Benton Engine House

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Fort Benton, Montana.
The Fort Benton Engine House, built in 1883, and the Grand Union Hotel are two of only a few structures remaining to remind us of the rapid expansion here during the flourishing steamboat days. When Fort Benton incorporated . . .

(Law Enforcement • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Address by President Lincoln

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Mims, Florida.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, . . .

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

J.H. Diss Debar

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Leopold, West Virginia.
Here lived Joseph H. Diss Debar, artist, designer of the State seal and coat of arms. He lived here many years and helped establish Saint Clara Colony nearby, about 1845. Author of first "Handbook of West Virginia".

(Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Railway

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, Ireland.
In 1893 the Killorglin to Valentia branch of The Great Southern and Western Railway opened. The need by local farmers and fishermen to get their produce to market in Britain was identified and the provision of a grant of . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Luke’s Music Store

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Ardmore, Oklahoma.
In 1893, E.B. Luke came to Ardmore, Chickasaw Nation, from Detroit, Michigan. At the time, his brother, Jack Luke, operated a music and school book store in Oklahoma City, and urged E.B. to open this same type of store in . . .

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

Randol Hotel

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Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Before 1899, J.W. Banks built, at this site, a mercantile establishment combined with lodging quarters. In 1903, W.F. (Dixie) Gilmer arrived from North Carolina and leased the hotel which was a three story structure with . . .

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

Matthew M. Neely

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near New Milton, West Virginia.
21st governor of W. Va. (1941-1945), born at Grove, 1874, spent boyhood here in former town of Market. He served in Spanish American War and graduated from W. Va. Univ. before opening law practice in Fairmont. His public . . .

(Politics • War, Spanish-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Fire Engine House

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Fort Benton, Montana.
"Fire" was a cry dreaded by any Westerner, and early Fort Benton was no exception. Flimsy wooden buildings, haystacks, kerosene lamps and primitive stoves created major fire hazards. When city government was organized in . . .

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

Naval Training Station Seattle

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Seattle, Washington.
Occupied 80 Acres, this site Trained 15,000 Naval Volunteers Commander Miller Freeman, National Naval Volunteers Commanding Officer Rear Admiral Robert E. Coontz U.S. Navy Commandant Thirteenth Naval District Commemorating . . .

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

Treaty of 1851

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Porterville, California.
At a temporary camp at the old indian trail crossing on Paint Creek (White River), a treaty between the United States and the leaders of four Yokuts tribes was signed on June 3, 1851. The four tribes of Yokuts were the . . .

(Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Tulare City, Main Southern Pacific Railroad Terminal, 1872-1892

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Tulare, California.
By July 1872 the railroad had reached a site where they had planned a town to be called "Tulare City". This they believed, by bypassing Visalia, would soon become the new county seat and a large area was allowed for the . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Porterville's Badman

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Porterville, California.
Jim McKinney, Porterville's "Jekyll and Hyde,” a soft- spoken man was liked by many, but when drunk was dangerous, always armed and looking for trouble. On the night of July 27, 1902, on a drunken rampage he went totally bad . . .

(Notable Events • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Slingerlands Train Station

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Slingerlands, New York.
The freight house and post office were central businesses in small railroad communities. In 1864, a year after the first train came through, a combination passenger and freight station was built, which remains today near . . .

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

The Engage's Quarters

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Fort Benton, Montana.
In 1850 this building housed families of the engages in the two large second-story rooms accessed by two exterior stairways. It was communal living, but it was warmer and better living than a tepee. Downstairs were shops for . . .

(Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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