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Texas Revolution

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Killed: 700 Wounded: 100 The Texas Revolution began when colonists living in the Mexican province of Texas rebelled against the decades of political and cultural clashes between the increasing number of . . .

(War, Texas Independence) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Vietnam War

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Killed: 58,315 Wounded: 153,303 The United States government viewed the Vietnam war as a way to prevent the spread of communism in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. At the peak of the war, 1969, there were . . .

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

Korean War

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Union Killed: 36,574 Wounded: 103,284 The reasons for the Korean war were varied, complicated and involved several countries with vastly different forms of government. The war officially began on June 25, . . .

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

Refuge Point

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near West Yellowstone, Montana.
On the night of the earthquake about 250 people were camped in the Madison River Canyon. Their escape was blocked by the highway destruction at Hebgen Lake and the huge slide at the mouth of the canyon. Realizing they were . . .

(Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Seismic Shake that Shaped this Lake

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near Cameron, Montana.
Imagine… in a blink of your eye …you feel the earth rumble beneath your feet …you watch 80 million tons of rock, half a mountain, crashing down …and then the water begins to rise by your campsite At 11:37 p.m. on Aug. 17, . . .

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

Salmon River Scenic Byway

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near Sula, Montana.
1 • Stanley Fur trappers from the Hudson’s Bay Company were the first to discover Stanley Basin during 1824. Stanley was named for Captain John Stanley, a Civil War veteran who brought 23 prospectors into the basin searching . . .

(Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Orville L. Hubbard, LLB

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Dearborn, Michigan.
Orville L. Hubbard (1903-82) was mayor of Dearborn for 15 terms, from 1942-78, one of the longest tenures of any full-time U.S. mayor. Born near Union City, Michigan, Hubbard served in the Marine Corps from 1922-25 and . . .

(Government & Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

M-R Military Wagon Road

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Spokane Valley, Washington.
Located by Captain John Mullan A.D. 1858 - A.D. 1862 Crossed the highway here

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

40 Members of the Col. John Addison Family

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Fort Washington, Maryland.
Here is the final resting place of 40 members of the Col. John Addison family, some of Maryland's earliest colonial settlers. Their story began when Col. John Addison, the Emigrant (1634 – 1706) arrived on Maryland shores . . .

(Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Oval

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Missoula, Montana.
Professor Frederick Scheuch and first university President Oscar Craig created the original campus master plan in 1895. The plan specified that the entrances of all immediate and future campus buildings were to face the . . .

(Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Heart of Campus

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Missoula, Montana.
Just two years after the University's founding in 1893l the Oval was designed as the camps centerpiece. Crossing its lawn was discouraged until walkways were built with bricks that originally cobbled downtown streets. The . . .

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

Oberlin and the Underground Railroad

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Oberlin, Ohio.
A key junction on the Underground Railroad in Oberlin, Ohio connected at least five routes that led from slavery to freedom. No fugitive in Oberlin was ever returned to bondage. Freedom seekers lived openly in the town, and . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Downtown Oberlin Historic District

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Oberlin, Ohio.
The intersection of Main and College streets has been the center of Oberlin since the town and college were founded in 1833. The first downtown buildings were made of wood and were destroyed by a series of spectacular fires. . . .

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

Reformed Protestant Dutch Church

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Bloomington, New York.
First organized 1797, burned 1846. Rebuilt on present location, 1847.

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

Creeklocks

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Bloomington, New York.
Originally Wagendaal. Renamed 1825 when Delaware and Hudson Canal was built. Canal entered creek here.

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

Newkirk Tavern

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near Bloomington, New York.
Built in 1781 by Gerrit Newkirk. A famous hostelry.

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

Willard Van Orman Quine

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Oberlin, Ohio.
Willard Van Orman Quine was one of the greatest philosophers and logicians of the 20th century. Born in Akron on June 25, 1908, Quine studied philosophy and logic at Oberlin College (B.A. 1930). He received his Ph.D. in . . .

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

Tide Lock and Rock Creek Basin

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Georgetown, District of Columbia.
The 184.5-mile-long Chesapeake and Ohio Canal begins at the Tide Lock and ends at Cumberland, Maryland. Here canal boats entered the canal to bypass mountains, swift currents, and shallows. Boats exited the Tide Lock into . . .

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

The Grand Griz

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Missoula, Montana.
In 1968 University of Montana Alumni commissioned faculty artist Rudy Autio to sculpt UM's mascot, the Grizzly Bear, From its location on the Ryman Memorial Mall, the beloved bronze landmark with the picturesque Main Hall as . . .

(Animals • Arts, Letters, Music) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

New Hall

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Missoula, Montana.
The placement of this women’s residence hall prohibited further development of a women’s U-shaped dormitory complex as outlined by the Carsley-Gilbert campus master plan of the previous decade. Architects H. E. Kirkemo of . . .

(Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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