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Dam Facts

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Mount Morris, New York.
Working Before Its Time On November 25, 1950 storm clouds covered the sky and heavy rains fell causing the water to rise in the upper Genesee River. Severe flooding inundated upstream towns and villages. Many families were . . .

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

The Largest Dry Bed Dam East of the Mississippi River

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Mount Morris, New York.
(left panel) Looking Left – Upstream A Dry Dam… A Protected River Why is there no reservoir upstream of the dam? The Genesee River Basin provides beautiful scenic, natural, recreational, cultural, geological and ecological . . .

(Environment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk

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Mount Morris, New York.
Dedicated to the men and women employed by the Mount Morris Dam Builders and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District 1948-1952 Under the Flood Control Act of 1944, the United States Congress authorized the . . .

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

From First Americans to Euroamericans

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Scott, Wisconsin.
While the WIS 57 corridor is rich in Euroamerican history, prior to the 19th Century, the Native American presence is the major historical record on the Door Peninsula. For perhaps 12,000 years, Indian peoples have lived on . . .

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

The Casements

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Ormond Beach, Florida.
: (side 1) Built in 1913 by Reverend Dr. Harwood Huntington, The Casements is named for its casement-style windows. Retired Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, Sr. purchased it in 1918 as a winter residence, in hopes . . .

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

Fort Peck Dam and Lake

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Brockway, Montana.
Located 59 miles north of here is Fort Peck Dam, the largest hydraulically-filled earthen dam in the United States. The dam is nearly four miles in length and 250 feet height. It contains 130 million cubic yards of earth, . . .

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

Dinosaurs

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near Brockway, Montana.
Its (sic) difficult to believe now, but 65 million years ago the middle of this continent was a shallow sea. The area, when not underwater, was part of a hot, humid subtropical coastline of marshes, rivers and river deltas . . .

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

Indian Country

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Jordan, Montana.
Until the early 1880s this portion of Montana was wild and unsettled country. Various Indian tribes used this region for hunting bison and gathering other resources. Many of these tribes lived in tipis. Most tribes used a . . .

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

Statue of Liberty

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Lewistown, Montana.
This replica of the Statue of Liberty was obtained in about 1950 to help celebrate Boy Scouting, which was established in Great Britain in 1908. The Boy Scouts of America soon followed. J.P. Whitaker, then scout commissioner . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Landmarks • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lewistown

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near Lewistown, Montana.
Located at the geographical center of the state, the Lewistown area was the center of many significant events during Montana's formative years. The Blackfeet, Crow and Lakota knew the area as one of their last great buffalo . . .

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

First Medical Practice Serving Cocoa Beach

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Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Joseph C. Von Thron, M.D. opened the first medical practice on this site and building on October 15, 1955 serving Cocoa Beach.

(Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lorain Station 100

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Lorain, Ohio.
Prior to the Civil War, Ohio was a leading state for enslaved Americans of African descent traveling the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. For these fugitives, their final stop in Ohio was a Lake Erie port community . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Viet Nam Service Appreciation Memorial

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Lewistown, Montana.
In 1969, this Viet Nam Appreciation Memorial, one of the first in the nation, was dedicated. The memorial was the result of the desire of the central Montana youth to honor their friends and neighbors serving our country in . . .

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

LGM-30A Minuteman I

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Lewistown, Montana.
Manufacturer: Boeing Height: 53 feet 8 inches Years in Service: 1961-1969 In the late 1950s, the U.S. public perceived there was a "missile gap" between the United States and the Soviet Union, meaning the Soviet Union was . . .

(Air & Space • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

240 mm Howitzer M1

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Lewistown, Montana.
The 240 was designed and first built in 1941. It was used extensively in WWII in Europe and in the Pacific. It was also used in Korea until the ammo supply ran out. More recently, the 240 was in service in the Republic of . . .

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

Sam Rosso Building

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Built by enterprising businessman Salvatore Rosso as a popular restaurant. His family later established a grocery and meat market here.

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

Polk's Meat Market

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Associated with prominent African-American citizen Jim Johnson, who operated meat market and owned 700-acre plantation. Died in 1932.

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

The Bison

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Waterloo, Illinois.
This statue pays homage to the buffalo, or bison which roamed the uplands of Monroe County thousands of years ago, trampling down prairie grasses, creating what became the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trial. The trail was also used by . . .

(Animals • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

West Fork Ranger Station

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Angeles National Forest, California.
Built in 1900 alongside the West Fork of the San Gabriel River and north of Mt. Wilson, the historic cabin was the first ranger station built in California with federal government funds — $75. In the late 1920's, new roads . . .

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

George A. Wyman

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Rocklin, California.
Waypoint George A. Wyman 1st Across America San Francisco to New York City, 1903

(Sports) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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