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The Union Hotel

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Los Alamos, California.
Established in 1880, the original Union Hotel burned in 1893 but was rebuilt in 1915. The previous and present structures have been a part of Santa Barbara County history for over a century. The Union Hotel has hosted, and . . .

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

Boone County WWI Monument

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

Boone County Confederate Memorial

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Harrison, Arkansas.
"This monument perpetuates the memory of those who true to the instincts of their birth, faithful to the teachings of their fathers, constant in their love for the state, died in the performance of their duty, who have . . .

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

Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial

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Harrison, Arkansas.
In Memory of Spanish American War Veterans 1898 - 1902 Erected by Department of Arkansas Auxiliary 1941 Nelson S. Thornton - Ruby H. Lyons

(War, Spanish-American) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Boone County War Memorial

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Harrison, Arkansas.
Dedicated to the men and women of Boone County who served with honor and glory and to those inscribed here who made the supreme sacrifice that we might live in freedom World War I Allen, Roy · Lafferty. Robert L. Casey. . . .

(War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Orange Bowl

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Steve Van Buren accounted for all 19 of LSU's points as the Tigers won their rematch with Texas A&M, 19-14, in the Orange Bowl in Miami. Despite a 5-3 record, the war-time Tigers were still invited to the Orange Bowl, which . . .

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

Reconciliation and Reunions

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Port Gibson, Mississippi.
After the war this house became a symbol of reconciliation between North and South. Although Confederate veteran A.K. "Kell" Shaifer Jr. lost his wife and two sons during the war and had his home and farm ravaged, he later . . .

(Peace • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Schloss-Rothschild Building

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Mercantile structure built by Morris Rothschild. Later joined by Lee J. Schloss as business partner.

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

Robert Vaughn Homestead/The Captain Couch Ranch

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Vaughn, Montana.
Born in Wales, Robert Vaughn farmed and mined coal in the Midwest before leaving Illinois in 1864 for the Montana goldfields. Observing how his ponies and oxen “fattened readily on weathered bunch grass,” even in winter, he . . .

(Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Sun River Leaving

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Vaughn, Montana.
The Mullan Road left the Sun River Valley here at a place called "The Leaving." After 1864, the road was better known a the Benton Road, connecting Fort Benton to Helena. Traffic on the road peaked during the late spring and . . .

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

Of Special Concern

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Great Falls, Montana.
Meriwether Lewis recorded the first scientific observations of the westslope cutthroat trout while he ate one for dinner. Once abundant, the fish has been listed as a species of special concern since 1979. "These . . .

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

Coast Guard

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Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania.
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins 1789 The Lighthouse Service was established under the Revenue Marine Service 1790 Revenue Marine . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Law Enforcement • Patriots & Patriotism • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Advance, Retreat, and Refuge in Middletown

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Middletown, Maryland.
As the Civil War approached, the citizens of Middletown read about the coming conflict in the town newspaper, The Valley Register. Some attended patriotic rallies, while others found it safer to conceal their allegiances. . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Middletown

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Middletown, Maryland.
This view of downtown Middletown was taken from the towering steeple of the Zion Lutheran Church across the street behind you. This remarkable image highlights the historic National Road—dirt at the time—running eastward . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Middletown

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Middletown, Maryland.
After Confederate Gen. Robert e. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line . . .

(Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lamar House

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Middletown, Maryland.
This structure which replaced a smaller dwelling, was expanded in the early 1900s to house Dr. Austin Lamar's hospital where he practiced medicine from 1907 until his death in 1932. The hospital consisted of 21 rooms . . .

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

Air Force

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Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania.
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins The War of 1812 · 1812-1815 The Mexican War · 1846-1848 The Indian Wars · 1835-1891 The Civil War . . .

(Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Cold) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Antietam National Battlefield

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near Keedysville, Maryland.
You are now at the eastern entrance to Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest single day battle in American history. More than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing at the end of twelve hours of . . .

(Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Restoring the Chestnut

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Franklin, Tennessee.
Bringing Back the American Chestnut In 1983 a dedicated group of scientists founded The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) with the mission of restoring the American chestnut to our eastern forests to benefit our . . .

(Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Sharpsburg Korean Conflict Memorial

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Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Dedicated to the men and women who devotedly served their country in the Korean Conflict

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