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Carlsbad Irrigation Flume

New Mexico, Eddy County, CarlsbadThe massive concrete flume in the distance carries water from the Pecos River to irrigate much of the farmland in this area. It is a vital link in an extensive...

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Civilian Conservation Corps Carlsbad Campsite

New Mexico, Eddy County, CarlsbadThe Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided employment for more than 50,000 young men in New Mexico during the Great Depression as part of President Roosevelt's New...

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The 1992 River West Gas Fires

Illinois, Cook County, ChicagoAt 4 P.M. on January 17, 1992, a series of explosions and fires ravaged the River West community. The fires were in an area bounded by the Chicago River, the Kennedy...

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Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza

Virginia, BedfordRobey W. Estes Sr. served with the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations. A platoon sergeant in Company E of the 116th Infantry Regiment on D-Day, he was part of the...

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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Virginia, Fairfax County, ViennaIn 1966, Catherine Filene Shouse donated her farmland to the U.S. Government to create Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts… a nature oasis near our nation’s...

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Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial

California, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero Throughout history patriotic Americans have been drawn together to serve a cause greater than themselves. Some came because of common experiences. Most came...

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Goodnight-Loving Trail

New Mexico, Eddy County, near CarlsbadAfter leaving Fort Sumner, the Goodnight-Loving Trail forked in two directions. This branch, developed by Oliver Loving in 1866, followed the Pecos River to Las...

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Loving's Bend

New Mexico, Eddy County, near LovingIn July 1867 Oliver Loving, a partner in the Goodnight-Loving cattle concern, was attacked by Comanches while driving cattle to Fort Sumner. Wounded, Loving held off...

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Guadalupe Mountains

New Mexico, Eddy County, near CarlsbadGuadalupe Mountains to southwest rise from Pecos River Valley, with higher southern peaks at 8,750 feet. Bold escarpment is of famous Capitan limestone, an ancient...

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Espejo's Trail

New Mexico, Eddy County, near LovingDon Antonio de Espejo, leader of the third expedition to explore New Mexico, passed near here on his return to Mexico City in 1583. After learning of the martyrdom...

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California Wesleyan College

California, Santa Clara County, Santa ClaraThis plaque marks the original site of the first chartered college in California. It was chartered as the California Wesleyan College on July 10, 1851. The...

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

New Mexico, Eddy County, near CarlsbadThese vast and magnificent caverns contain over 21 miles of explored corridors. The chambers contain countless stalactites and stalagmites unrivaled in size and...

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

New Mexico, Eddy County, CarlsbadThe Civilian Conservation Corps provided employment for more than 50,000 young men in New Mexico during the great depression of the 1930's. At the National Park Service...

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Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area

New Mexico, Eddy County, near CarlsbadFellow Travelers, imagine the land and mountains before you covered by a deep inland sea. Then imagine a large reef forming over 255 million years ago. As the...

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Courthouse History

Texas, Hill County, Hillsboro(East Face) Hill County was organized on May 14, 1853. The courthouse square is near the geographic center of the county and has been the site for five courthouse...

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Time for Horror

Maryland, Prince George's County, GreenbeltSounds of battle could be heard here from Bladensburg, six miles away, on August 24, 1814. Victorious British troops then moved into Washington, D.C. The sky...

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Shaded Reprise

Maryland, Prince George's County, Upper MarlboroWell-shaded Fenno Road provided relief for sweltering British soldiers marching from Benedict. On August 22, 1814, their fourth day of travel, they set...

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British Stopover

Maryland, Prince George's County, BladensburgBritish officers stopped at Bostwick House on August 24, 1814, then the home of prisoner of war agent Col. Thomas Barclay. From Lowndes Hill, behind the...

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A Valiant Stand

Maryland, Prince George's County, BrentwoodAfter penetrating two lines of defense, the British rushed toward the third line. Commodore Joshua Barney and Captain Samuel Miller with 400 flotillamen, 114...

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Signs of War

Maryland, Prince George's County, Riverdale ParkFrom her home on August 24, 1814, Rosalie Stier Calvert saw rocket fire as the Battle of Bladensburg raged two miles away. Soon she would learn of the...

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