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Corbin Hall

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Missoula, Montana.
The construction of this women’s residence hall, completed in 1927, marks the end of an era. It was the last building erected in strict accordance with the Carsley-Gilbert campus master plan and placed within the intended . . .

(Architecture • Education • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Arrastra

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Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Arrastras like this one were used by the earliest hard-rock miners in this area to grind gold ore. People skilled in stone cutting made them for the miners from local rock. This arrastra was chiseled by hand from blocks of . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Mead and Cooper Building

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Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Built in 1881, this building housed M. C. Livingstone’s jewelry and sewing machine store during the early ‘80’s. Since Livingstone had some of the first commercial sewing machines in the district, he made a brisk living . . .

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

World War I

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Killed: 116,708 Wounded: 204,002 The First World War began as a direct result of the assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on June 28, 1914, by Bosnian revolutionary Gavrilo . . .

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

World War II Pacific Theater

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Killed: 111,606 Wounded: 253,142 Although Europe had been at war since September 1, 1939 the United States did not become involved until December 7, 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii . . .

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

World War II European Theater

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Killed: 293,793 Wounded: 417,704 Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany allied with Italy and Japan to declare war on the United States sending the U.S. into a war on two fronts. The invasion of . . .

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

Global War on Terror

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Paris, Texas.
Estimated totals Killed: Wounded: After the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush declared a world wide war on terrorism involving open and covert military actions against all terrorists. New . . .

(War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

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Paris, Texas.
This memorial honors all veterans past, present, and future. May it remind us that our country must always be defended against forces that would deny us our freedom. Reverse May all who visit this memorial leave with a . . .

(Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

William B. Gould

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Wilmington, North Carolina.
Was enslaved Bellamy plasterer. Escaped 1862 and joined Union navy. Kept detailed war diary. Lived 2 blocks north.

(African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Historic First Baptist Church

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Wilmington, North Carolina.
First building southeast corner of Front and Ann Streets. Present building erected 1860-1870. Rev. John L. Prichard, pastor, died a martyr to humanity in the yellow fever plague, 1862. To The Glory Of Christ Who Sets Men Free

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

Wilmington Coup

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Wilmington, North Carolina.
Armed white mob met at armory here, Nov. 10, 1898. Marched six blocks and burned office of Daily Record, black-owned newspaper. Violence left untold numbers of African Americans dead. Led to overthrow of city government & . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Rev. John Stuart

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Kingston, Ontario.
Born in Pennsylvania, Stuart was ordained in 1770 and sent to Fort Hunter, N.Y., as missionary to the Mohawks. An ardent Loyalist, he came to Canada in 1781 where he was appointed chaplain to the 2nd Battalion King’s Royal . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

United Nations Conference on International Organization

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near Mill Valley, California.
Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations Conference on International Organization met on May 19, 1945 to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first . . .

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

Why a Weighlock?

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Syracuse, New York.
A weighlock was used to weigh canalboats so that a tariff could be determined on the cargo. Each time a boat captain took on a new cargo, he was required to have the cargo weighed and pay a toll. Boats were weighed once a . . .

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

Student Union

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Missoula, Montana.
Missoula architect C. J. Forbis ushered in a new campus building phase in 1935 with the construction of this student union. The building’s placement and modern Art Deco façade broke ranks with the Renaissance Revival style . . .

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

First Church

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near Bloomington, New York.
Site of first church Erected here in 1797, Reformed Church of Bloemendaal, burned 1846, rebuilt 1847, at new location at Bloomington.

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

Fording Place

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Rosendale, New York.
Used by Gen. Clinton's forces, on way from Newburgh to defend Kingston, from British raiders, in October, 1777.

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

The Arrest of Isaac Williams and his Men

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near Haughton, Louisiana.
At this site in 1868, Isaac Williams and thirty other African American men were arrested and unlawfully convicted and sentenced to one year in the penitentiary for holding a Loyal-League meeting. Four months later, with the . . .

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

Rosendale Library

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Rosendale, New York.
Formerly All Saints Chapel Built 1876 of Rosendale cement. Dedicated State and National Historic site Aug. 11, 1986.

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

Rosendale Tourist Info

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Rosendale, New York.
Any trip to Rosendale begins with its geology and extends to the independent spirit of its inhabitants. The heart of this warm, festive town pulses with energy and hospitality. Rosendale has seen many changes since its . . .

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