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The Lily Ponds

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St. Louis, Missouri.
These historic pools date from the 1880's, and display aquatic tropical vegetation for summer visitors to Tower Grove Park In 2007/2008 they were fully restored thanks to generous funding from Emerson with important support . . .

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

The D.D. Collins House

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Collinsville, Illinois.
Built circa 1845 by Daniel Dove Collins (1814-1892) for his bride Elizabeth M. Anderson (1826-1902), the Collins House is an example of Greek revival architecture. As the first president of the Collinsville village board, . . .

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

John Hanson

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Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Articles of Confederation To all to who these Presents shall come, we the undersigned Delegates of the States affixed to our Names send greeting. Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the states of New . . .

(Government & Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Addison Family at National Harbor

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Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Bird's Eye View of Alexandria, 1863 Ships that docked at Alexandria's bustling wharves carried tobacco all over the world and brought fine goods from Europe for wealthy Maryland planters. Addison Family at National Harbor . . .

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Cotton Bowl

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The defense-minded Tigers gave Charles McClendon a victory over previously undefeated and fourth-ranked Texas in Coach Mac's first bowl appearance as LSU's head coach. Quarterback Lynn Amedee was named the game's outstanding . . .

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

Fort Shaw Government Industrial Indian School

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Fort Shaw, Montana.
"Come bring your lunch basket and you friends and have a good time," urged Montana newspapers in June 1897. The Fort Shaw Indian School's year-end exercises would begin at 1:00 p.m. with a band concert, followed by field . . .

(Education • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Shaw

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Fort Shaw, Montana.
Camp Reynolds was established on this site June 30 - 1867 to protect route from Helena to Fort Benton. Name changed to Fort Shaw July 4 - 1867 in remembrance of Colonel Robert G. Shaw. Declared a military reservation January . . .

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

Commanding Officer's Quarters

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Fort Shaw, Montana.
This building was constructed in 1867 and served as the private quarters for the commanding officer's and their families while stationed here. 13th U.S. Infantry 1867-1871 Maj. William Clinton Lt. Col. G.L. Andrews Col. . . .

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

Bird Tail Rock

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near Simms, Montana.
Bird Tail Rock to the southeast was one of the most prominent landmarks along the Benton Road between Fort Benton and Helena. An igneous intrusion about 55 million years old, it acquired its name because it resembled a . . .

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

Eagle Watch

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Wolf Creek, Montana.
This is windy country, Eagle country. Here, where Montana's Rocky Mountains spill down to the Great Plains, you can witness an aerial procession each February and March. Hundreds of migrating golden eagles, bald eagles and . . .

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

Old Cumbo Variety Store

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Woodville, Mississippi.
Originally built by Rosario Flaccomio as a small grocery, cafe, and shoe shop, the business was purchased in 1928 by David Cumbo.

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

Sugar Bowl

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Doug Moreau hauled in a 57-yard touchdown pass from Billy Ezell and then kicked a 28-yard field goal with just under four minutes to go to lead LSU to a 13-10 comeback win over Syracuse. Despite LSU's late-game offensive . . .

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

Cahokia Mounds

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near Collinsville, Illinois.
In 1806, President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation creating America's first federal highway. The National Road would join the bustling cities of the East to the resource-rich wilderness of the West, connecting state . . .

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Man-Made Features • Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Building A Place to Live

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Albany, New York.
Early Albany, the Dutch village of Beverwijck, was filled with artisans — the people who built the community and made it livable and bustling with activity. By the late 1650s, among the thousand residents who called . . .

(Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Fort Orange

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Albany, New York.
Mere yards ahead of you once stood Fort Orange, the first permanent Dutch settlement in North America. The Dutch West India Company built Fort Orange at the most strategic crossroads in the region — at the head of the trail . . .

(Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

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Albany, New York.
Stephen Myers and his wife Harriet were the leaders of the Underground Railroad in Albany in the 1850s. Born enslaved in Rensselaer County, New York, in 1800, Stephen Myers was freed at age eighteen. By 1831 he and Harriet . . .

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

McNairy’s Attack

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White Bluff, Tennessee.
In May 1864, the Nashville and Northwestern Military Railroad was completed. The Federal high command hoped that the new line, running from the Tennessee River to Nashville, would provide safer and more effective . . .

(War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

The Fern Karesh Hurst '68 Terrace

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Towson, Maryland.
Fern Karesh Hurst, Class of 1968, came to Goucher College from Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated with a degree in political science and received a master's degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania. . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wisconsin Prairies

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near Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.
These are a few of the twenty-five species of grasses and over 250 species of wildflowers that might be found in a native prairie plant community. Imagine what miles and miles of uninterrupted prairie would look like. Early . . .

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

Goucher College Springhouse

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Towson, Maryland.
This springhouse was built in the eighteenth century and was part of the Epsom estate. It is the oldest known building on Goucher's campus. The first restoration was completed in 1979 in memory of Walter M. Morris, professor . . .

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