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Sentry Building

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Fort McKavett, Texas.
Officer-of-the-day station and sentry post on north road to Fort Concho. Constructed 1852, by 8th Infantry; Fort McKavett provided protection for settlers from Indians. Guadalupe River cypress with native limestone. . . .

(Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Railroad Embankment

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The B&O Railroad constructed this embankment in the 1890s, covering a large section of the original armory site and elevating their train tracks above flood levels.

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Chimney

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The 90-foot chimney that once stood here towered over the Smith and Forging Shop, dominating the scenery from 1846 until it was torn down in the 1890s.

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

Confederate Invasion

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near Sharpsburg, Maryland.
In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefield to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cobbled Stagecoach Stop

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Burkittsville, Maryland.
This cobbled stagecoach stop is a reconstruction of the original 19th century feature discovered during streetscape improvements by the Maryland State Highway Administration in 2000. It is a reminder of Burkittsville's . . .

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Coming of the White Man

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Cordell, Oklahoma.
In 1540, Coronado, the Spanish explorer and governor of Mexico, traveled from Mexico through the southern Great Plains, including this part of Oklahoma, returning via New Mexico. He claimed all of the western United States . . .

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

Bernhard "Ben" C. Ziegler

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West Bend, Wisconsin.
In 1902, 18 year old Bernhard "Ben" C. Ziegler sold fire insurance and mortgages to area farmers and merchants. He rode his bicycle (later used a horse and buggy) to expand the business. By 1907, the business had grown to . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Founding of Elyria

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Elyria, Ohio.
Elyria’s founding party left West Springfield, Massachusetts on February 20, 1817. Heman Ely brought his personal staff of Miss Anna Snow and an African American youth named Ned. They were accompanied by Ebenezer Lane, an . . .

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

School for Black Children

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Williamsburg, Virginia.
The Associates of Dr. Bray, a London-based charity, founded a school for enslaved and free black children here in 1760. Located in Williamsburg at the suggestion of Benjamin Franklin, a member of the Associates, the school . . .

(African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

S.S. Leopoldville

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Titusville, Florida.
Dedicated to the memory of The 783 brave American soldiers of the 66th Infantry Division who lost their lives on Christmas Eve 1944 when their troop ship was torpedoed in the English Channel off the coast of France. The . . .

(War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The World War

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Mt Dora, Florida.
In reverent memory of the men of Mount Dora who gave their lives in The World War Erected by Mount Dora Post American Legion July 4, 1931

(War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Crossroads

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Jacksonville, Florida.
The Arlington Crossroads was formed from 1800s wagon roads that connected thriving riverfront Spanish plantations and landings along the St. Johns River with the Richard Mill dam over Strawberry Creek. These roads were tied . . .

(Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Water Power!

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St Augustine, Florida.
Water wheels were common sources of energy in America throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s. A Water Wheel is a machine that converts the energy of free-flowing water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill. . . .

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

Dominikanerkloster / Dominican Monastery

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, Germany.
1233 Mittelalterliche Klosteranlage ab Medieval monastery established 1470-1474 Spätgotischer Chor der Klosterkirche Baumeister J. Östreicher Late Gothic choir in the monastic church Master Builder J. Oestreicher 1679-1695 . . .

(Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Crazy Luce

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Cazenovia, New York.
Lucy Dutton, Lived ca. 1795 near Cazenovia Lake. Jilted by man who wed her sister. Went mad and wandered Madison County for 30 years.

(Waterways & Vessels • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Spolien der Frankfurter Altstadt / Spolia from Frankfurt's historical city centre

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, Germany.
Spolia from Frankfurt's historical city centre As interest in the Middle Ages grew in the 19th century, efforts got underway in Frankfurt to preserve and collect historically and artistically important architectural relics. . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Steinernes Haus

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, Germany.
1464 Patrizierhaus und Messemagazin der Spätgotik für den Kölner Kaufmann Johann von Melem House and fair storehouse of the merchant Johann von Melem of Cologne 1654 In Familienbesitz bis Owned by the family until 1905 . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Acorns, Oaks, and the Native Peoples

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Sacramento, California.
From the upland we descended into broad groves on the river, consisting of the evergreen, and a new species of white oak.. Among these was no brushwood; and the grassy surface gave to it the appearance of parks in an old . . .

(Environment • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Hartmann Jalousie und Rolladen / Hartmann's Shutters and Blinds

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, Germany.
Willi und Gerda Hartmann Gründeten hier am 1. Mai 1947 die Firma Rolladen~Hartmann Den Ersten Schweinfurter Fachbetrieb des Rolladen ~ und Jalousiebauer~ Handwerks - (English translation:) Here on May 1, 1947, Willi and . . .

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

Navy

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Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania.
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins October 6, 1775 Continental NAVY established December 1775 Eric Hopkins appointed Commander of the . . .

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