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Post Headquarters

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Missoula, Montana.
Originally the post exchange, this building served as a recreation hall for the stationed men. The exchange evolved from the post trader’s store, an integral element in early forts where the men could buy staples and . . .

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

The Knot Garden

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
The formal knot expresses the traditional elegance of the garden design which originated in Europe during the 16th century. Knot garden designs are geometrically patterned on a level site with plants arranged so they may be . . .

(Horticulture & Forestry) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Chichorium intybus

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
During the U.S. Civil War, Confederate soldiers used roasted, ground chicory root as a substitute for coffee, which was scarce during the conflict. Still popular in the southern states, chicory is either mixed with true . . .

(Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Rosmarinus officinalis

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
Rosemary has an ancient history in the Mediterranean as an incense and perfume. It was the main ingredient in Hungary Water, one of the earliest European perfumes created for the Queen of Hungary in A.D. 1370. The scent . . .

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

Medicinal Garden

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
This garden illustrates the historic and current use of herbs as medicine. Plants have played an integral part in illness and disease treatment for thousands of years. By observation, trial, and error, people learned which . . .

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

Dioscorides Garden

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
These herbs planted here are a representative selection from plants listed about 60 A.D by the Greek physician, Dioscorides. The modern science of pharmacology is traced back to his efforts to list systematically the plants . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Malus 'Roxbury'

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
Apples were very important to the colonists. They provided a source of fruit for eating, apple butter and cider. Before cold storage, the Roxbury variety was a favorite late winter apple. Range: Cultivated Habit: Deciduous . . .

(Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Outermost cliff and solitary dune…

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Eastham, Massachusetts.
”outermost cliff and solitary dune… this is Eastham, this is the outer cape…having known and loved this land for many years, it came about that I found myself free to visit there, and so I built myself a house upon the . . .

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

Indian Hill

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Manlius, New York.
Was the home of the Onondaga Indians. Large population lived here in 1655.

(Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Indian Hill

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Manlius, New York.
Indian Hill In a bark chapel on this spot The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Was First Offered in N.Y. State By Rev. Joseph M. Chaumonot Sunday 14, November 1655 Going Therefore Teach Ye all Nations Baptizing Them in the Name of . . .

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

Historic Carnwath Farms

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Wappingers Falls, New York.
Historic Carnwath Farms Mr. William Henry Willis built Carnwath Manor Home in 1850 and called it Carnwath Farms. The name is derived from a Manor home set in Scotland. Just after the ending of the Civil War, General Barclay . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Carnwath Farms

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Wappingers Falls, New York.
Carnwath Farms On this day, the Members of the Town of Wappinger Town Board assembled with invited dignitaries and guests to dedicate this property, known as Carnwath Farms, to be a place for the arts, culture, history and . . .

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

Roll of Honor

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Beacon, New York.
Roll of Honor Dedicated to the Members of Willard H. Mase Hook and Ladder Company Who served in the Armed Forces of our country during World War II Alyea, William · Bopp, Harold · Bopp, Henry · Burch, Arthur · D’Aprile, . . .

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

Broadleaf Yucca

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near Shonto, Arizona.
As with the narrowleaf yucca, all parts of this plant provided something for the Indians. They ate the fruit, and shredded and twisted the leaves into cord and rope. Soap comes from the crushed roots and is used as a shampoo . . .

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Utah Juniper

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near Shonto, Arizona.
This tree had many uses. Many of the roof beams in Betatakin are juniper. Fires were started with juniper fire-drills, the shredded bark was used for tinder, and the wood was used for fuel. The shredded bark also served as . . .

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

Roundleaf Buffaloberry

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Shonto, Arizona.


(Animals • Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pinyon Pine

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near Shonto, Arizona.
The nut of this little tree, eaten raw or roasted, is a favorite wild food of the Southwestern Indians. Prehistoric Indians used the pitch to fasten stone arrowheads and knives to wooden shafts and handles, and to repair . . .

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

Big Sagebrush

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near Shonto, Arizona.
It is not known if the prehistoric Indians of the canyons used this plant, but both Navajos and Hopis make medicine from it, to cure stomach-ache. The Navajos use it to cure colds and headache.

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Grizzlybear Pricklypear

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Shonto, Arizona.
The fruit of the pricklypear cactus is widely eaten by Southwestern Indians. It is picked with a forked stick or wooden tongs, and the spines are broken or burned off. It may be eaten fresh or dried.

(Native Americans) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mormon Tea

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near Shonto, Arizona.
This plant, when made into a brew, was a multipurpose medicine, prescribed for stomach trouble, kidney afflictions, venereal disease, and coughs.

(Native Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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