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Live Oaks: A Gathering Place

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The National Mall, District of Columbia.
Welcome to the Reading Grove This space provides a place to meet, rest, read, and reflect. Live oaks have long harbored gatherings, from religious services and classes to community celebrations. Witness Trees Trees that were . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Education • Environment • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mt. Morris Dam

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Mount Morris, New York.
In reaction to the severe flooding that occurred almost every seven years in the Genesee Valley since the 1800s, Congress authorized the Mount Morris Dam project under the Flood Control Act of 1944. Completed in 1952 by the . . .

(Animals • Disasters • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 9 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Battle of Port Gibson

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Port Gibson, Mississippi.
Confederate Gen. Martin E. Green on the afternoon of April 30, 1863, posted his brigade near Magnolia Church, with an outpost here. Shortly after midnight. Green rode forward to check on his pickets. Reaching this point, the . . .

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

From This Site

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Port Gibson, Mississippi.
From This Site Was Fired The First Shot In The Battle Of Port Gibson Top of Monument In Memory Of The Confederate Soldiers Who Fought And Fell In The Battle Of Port Gibson May 1, 1863.

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

Indian Rock

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Suffern, New York.
Indian Rock This 17,300-ton Proterozoic granite gneiss is 8-12 billion years old. Originating between the Ramapo Mountains and Hudson Highlands, this glacial erratic was deposited here by the Laurentide Ice Sheet . . .

(Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Town Pound 1816

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Leominster, Massachusetts.
Town Pound 1816 Leominster has had an animal pound since 1749 and at this site since 1816. Stray animals were restrained here until the owners claimed them and paid their fine.

(Animals • Colonial Era) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Father Demo Square

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New York, New York.
Father Antonio Demo (1870-1936) was born on April 23, 1870, at Lazzaretto di Bassano in the province of Vicenza, Italy. His study at the diocesan and Scalabrinian seminaries was twice interrupted by mandatory military . . .

(Churches & Religion • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

George A. Wyman

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Cayuga, New York.
Waypoint George A. Wyman 1st Across America San Francisco to New York City, 1903 The George A. Wyman Project

(Notable Events • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

543-557 Commercial Row

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Businesses that once operated here were a clock maker's, a beauty shop, a pool hall and a law office. Nearby stood Buckner's Tavern.

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

Pratt Truss Bridge

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Deer Park, Texas.
A pin connected truss bridge characteristic of the popular style that once dotted rural Texas, this bridge is the last one in Texas built by the Clinton Bridge and Iron Company of Iowa. Originally opened in 1891 on the Leon . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic Garfield Street Saloon

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Belleville, Illinois.
Adam Gintz, the president of Belleville's Western Brewery, built a saloon on the corner of Garfield and Mascoutah in 1896. Successor businesses would continue to provide alcoholic beverages here for more than a hundred . . .

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

St. Clair National Bank

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Belleville, Illinois.
St. Clair National Bank began business in a former saloon at this location in 1919. The bank flourished and hired the local architectural firm of Frank Riester and Otto Rubach to design a new building that would convey a . . .

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

Belleville Savings Bank

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Belleville, Illinois.
When the doors opened at Belleville Savings Bank's new building on October 15, 1913, the bank was the oldest and largest in Belleville. It had been chartered in 1859. German immigrant Edward Abend, who came with the first . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Japanese Attack

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Goleta, California.
On February 23, 1942, at 7:00 PM, during one of President Roosevelt's Fireside Chats, the Japanese submarine I-17 shelled this Richfield Oil Field site with 25 5-inch rounds. Not since the War of 1812 had the U.S. mainland . . .

(War, World II • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Natchez Trace

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Stanton, Mississippi.
Deep cut here is part of famed Indian trail taken over by U.S., 1803. Until the coming of steamboats, it was post route, & chief artery of travel between Natchez and Nashville.

(Colonial Era • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Transportation Archaeology on the WIS 57 Project

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Scott, Wisconsin.
Historic Preservation and the WIS 57 Project The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires federal agencies to take into account the effect their properties might have on historic properties such as . . .

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The WIS 57 Reconstruction Project in Brown, Kewaunee, and Door Counties

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Scott, Wisconsin.
Why Was This Project Undertaken? WIS 57 is the primary route into and out of the Door Peninsula's popular resort country and by the early 1990s had become inadequate to safely carry current traffic loads. A Wisconsin . . .

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rosa Parks Statue

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Montgomery, Alabama.
Rosa M. Parks (1913-2005) was arrested on a Montgomery bus December 1, 1955 for refusing to relinquish her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest, which happened 2 blocks west on Montgomery Street, sparked the 381-day . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gustav Wettlin Building

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Built by early businessman Wettlin, a native of Germany, for his mercantile business. Later divided into three separate sections.

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Why Was This Dam Built?

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Mount Morris, New York.
Mount Morris Dam was built to provide flood protection to the farm lands, residential areas, and commercial and industrial development in the Genesee River Valley from the dam site north through Metropolitan Rochester to . . .

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