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McCoy House

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Independence, Missouri.
In 1856 this Greek Revival and Italianate style house was completed by William McCoy, a merchant and banker, on property once owned by Samuel C. Owens, a merchant and Santa Fe trader. McCoy served as the first Mayor of Independence, MO., in 1849.

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Edwardsville, Illinois

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Edwardsville, Illinois.
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. . . .

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Litchfield, Illinois

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Litchfield, Illinois.
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. . . .

(Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music • Bridges & Viaducts • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Carlinville, Illinois

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Carlinville, Illinois.
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. . . .

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They Lived Long on the Land

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near West Liberty, Ohio.
Benjamin Piatt and other early white settlers established farm-related industries using the water power of the Macacheek Creek. Benjamin built two dams to control the water supply and improved the head race channeling water . . .

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Independence Bowl

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rondell Mealey electrified a frigid Independence Bowl crowd with a 222-yard rushing performance to pace LSU to a convincing 27-9 win over Notre Dame, avenging a loss to the Irish during the regular season. Mealey, subbing . . .

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Second Baptist Church

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Independence, Missouri.
Organized in 1861, the present building was erected in 1886. The congregation has been a spiritual, educational and cultural leader. The first black school was held here. Western Baptist Seminary was organized in this church.

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The Minor House

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Independence, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindsay Minor acquired this home ca. 1900. Mrs. Minor was the former Nancy M. McCoy, daughter of William McCoy, an early Independence business man and the first Mayor at the time of the city’s . . .

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Woodson House

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Independence, Missouri.
About 1866 this brick house, in the then popular Italianate style was built by Samuel Hughes Woodson, lawyer, United States Congressman, 1856-1861, Circuit Judge, land developer, and stage and mail route operator.

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Vinca minor

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
Periwinkle was used by the colonists to make soothing ointments for the skin. Fresh leaves were used to stop bleeding, externally and internally. Range: Europe Habit: Evergreen subshrub Family: Dogbeen

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Artemisia absinthium

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
This plant was spread across floors and put in between clothes in dressers to repel insects and moths. The plant was thought to prevent disease, as well as expel worms. Range: northern Africa, Asia and Europe Habit: . . .

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Genista tinctoria

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
The colonists used this plant to obtain a yellow-green dye from its flowers. The leaves, seeds and flowering plant were also used medically as a diuretic and purgative.

(Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Peach Bowl

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rohan Davey came off the bench in the second half to lead the Tigers to a 28-14 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Trailing 14-3 at halftime, Davey started the second half and led the Tigers . . .

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Tanacetum vulgare

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
Tansy tea was taken to calm cramps, but colonists also used tansy leaves as an insect repellant in their homes. Leaves were also rubbed on fresh meats to keep flies off.

(Animals • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Playground of the Americas

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New York, New York.
From White Street to Central Park South, Sixth Avenue is known as Avenue of the Americas. It was named by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1945 to celebrate the unity of the Western Hemisphere. Because New York City played a . . .

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Northside Missouri Railroad Historic District

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Missoula, Montana.
Generations of Northsiders have grown up in the shadow of the railyards since the Northern Pacific Railroad’s arrival in 1883 transformed Missoula into a modern city. Accepting land as an enticement from A. J. Urlin and . . .

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Sugar Bowl

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rohan Davey passed for a Sugar Bowl record 444 yards and Domanick Davis scored a Sugar Bowl record four rushing TDs, including three in the first half, as LSU overpowered seventh-ranked Illinois, 47-34 in New Orleans. The . . .

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Eupatorium purpureum

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
The Menomini used a decoction, or extract, of the root to treat the genitourinary tract. The Potowatomi made a poultice of fresh leaves to treat burns, and the Ojibwe bathed babies in a solution of the root to strengthen them.

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Corylus americana

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
This shrub produces a sweet, edible nut. The Cherokee drank a tea made from the bark for hives.

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Phytolacca americana

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Arboretum, District of Columbia.
The Pamunkey of Virginia treated rheumatism with boiled poke berries. Several tribes used berry pigments as a dye. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

(Anthropology & Archaeology • Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans • Science & Medicine) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.
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