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Erie Extension Canal

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, near HartstownCut off from the rest of Pymatuning Swamp by a 3-mile bank, this became the 600-acre "Pymatuning Reservoir" of the canal, which lay at its western edge....

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Erie Extension Canal

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, ConneautvillePart of the old channel lies near the highway. The Conneaut Line, from Erie to near Conneaut Lake, was begun by the State, 1838, and completed by the Erie...

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Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce

Oklahoma, Kay County, near Tonkawa "Hear me my Chiefs, I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." With these words, Chief Joseph of the Nez...

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Oil-Producing Salt Well

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, near ConneautvilleDrilled here in 1815 by Samuel Magaw and William Clark to reach brine, a frontier source of salt. When it was deepened by Daniel Shryock to 300 feet in...

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French Creek Feeder

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, near MeadvilleThe canal bed beside the road is part of a channel constructed 1827-1834 to take water from Meadville to Conneaut Lake for the Erie Extension Canal. Two...

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French Creek

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, near MeadvilleThe Riviere aux Boeufs of the French, renamed by George Washington in 1753. It had an important part in the French and Indian War and the settlement of...

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Rural Electrification

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, near SaegertownHere on August 5, 1936, the State's first rural electric pole was placed by the Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Incorporated on April...

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McGill House

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, SaegertownBuilt in 1802 by Patrick McGill, this log house one of the oldest surviving homes in the French Creek Valley. McGill was a farmer, organized the first school,...

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Chamber of Commerce

Pennsylvania, Crawford County, MeadvilleFounded in 1807 as the Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Manufacture and the Useful Arts, the nation's third oldest Chamber of Commerce met here in the...

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African-Americans

Oklahoma, Kay County, Newkirk From the beginning, African-Americans settled and lived in Newkirk -- although this was not true in most of the towns in Kay County. They settled primarily on the east...

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Land of Hope

Oklahoma, Kay County, Newkirk This statue, "Land of Hope," depicts the courageous pioneers who staked their land claim in the "Land Run of the Cherokee Outlet" in 1893. This was created by sculptor,...

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Kay County War Memorial

Oklahoma, Kay County, Newkirk "...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead...

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Zoar Methodist Church

Delaware, Sussex County, near MillsboroZoar Methodist Church was founded in the late 18th century. Bishops Coke and Asbury are believed to have ministered to congregations in a log structure which...

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Oakland Cemetery

Indiana, Parke County, near MontezumaOakland Cemetery Established 1862 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources...

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Early Industry

Tennessee, Cannon County, WoodburyOn Short Mountain, 7.1 mi., Henry Hoover & John Beeson established a millstone and grindstone factory in 1806. An inscription on a bluff of the mountain, and...

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Lone Rock Coke Ovens

Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy CityThe Tennessee Coal and Iron Company in 1883 built 120 coke ovens 6 miles east to help supply its growing iron works. The company contracted with the state, and...

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Fiery Gizzard

Tennessee, Grundy County, Tracy City(obverse) Nearby, in the early 1870’s, a crude experimental blast furnace was built by Samuel E. Jones for the Tennessee Coal and Railroad Company. Called “Fiery...

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Melchior Thoni, Jr

Tennessee, Grundy County, Gruetli-LaagerOne of the original Swiss settlers of Gruetli in 1869, Melchior Thoni become one of the most famous woodcarvers of Tennessee, executing carvings in the old...

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Federal-Georgia Road

Tennessee, Marion County, GuildDuring 1805–08, the U.S. Government and State of Tennessee constructed the Federal–Georgia Road in order to connect Tennessee to the Atlantic seaboard. The road proceeded...

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Montezuma Cemetery

Indiana, Parke County, MontezumaMontezuma Cemetery Established 1818 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed...

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