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Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar HarborThis spring was truly a magnificent one...wonderfully placed, with the mountains rising steeply up beside it, contrasting with the Great and Little Meadow lands on...

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Peregrine Falcons Return to Acadia

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar HarborThe recovery of the peregrine falcon is one of the great environmental success stories of our time. Although they once nested on the east face of Champlain...

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Forever Protected

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar HarborAs you explore Acadia National Park, you will discover private property interspersed with park lands. Many large national parks, like Yellowstone and Grand Canyon,...

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Sand Beach

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar HarborAlong Acadia National Park's rocky shores, there is only one sand beach. Over 15,000 years ago glacial ice carved out this valley. Melting glaciers and rising sea...

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Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee)

Florida, Baker County, Olustee Here was fought on February 20, 1864 the Battle of Ocean Pond under the immediate command of General Alfred Holt Colquitt "Hero of Olustee" This decisive engagement...

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Satterlee Field

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar Harbor Satterlee Field of approximately 100 acres was donated in 1949 by Eleanor Morgan Satterlee to the United States of America in memory of her mother, Louisa P....

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Thunder Hole Ranger Station

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar HarborBuilt as a ranger residence in 1934, the Thunder Hole ranger station later housed the first interpretive displays in the park. Rangers were stationed here to...

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Federal Hill

Virginia, LynchburgLynchburg's first residential suburb became part of the city by annexation in 1814 and 1819. Houses within the neighborhood's nine block area represent over a hundred years of...

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Grave of John Lynch

Virginia, LynchburgFounder of Lynchburg, who was the proprietor of lands upon which the city is built and for whom the city is named. A zealous Quaker, benevolent gentleman and promoter of whatever...

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Quaker Meeting House

Virginia, LynchburgIn the mid-18th century, members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) settled in the Lynchburg area, initially worshiping in one another's houses. According to local...

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Point of Honor

Virginia, LynchburgPoint of Honor stands half a mile to the northeast. Built for Dr. George Cabell Sr. in 1815, this refined Federal-style house is stylistically linked to dwellings in Richmond such as...

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Sandusky

Virginia, LynchburgTo the northwest is Sandusky, built by Charles Johnston about 1808. He named it after a place in Ohio where Indians had held him prisoner in 1790. The two-story structure was one of...

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Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A.

Virginia, Lynchburg Here, on the 10th of May, 1861, the Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., was organized. Here, on the 10th of April, 1865, the same command, after years of valiant service with the Army...

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Cadillac Mountain

Maine, Hancock County, near Bar HarborCadillac Mountin is Acadia National Park's highest elevation and most comprehensive viewpoint. It is also the highest point on the United States Atlantic Coast...

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Inner Defenses 1864

Virginia, LynchburgA line of shallow entrenchments extended from near this point along the crest of the hill to the east. These works were occupied by the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, who...

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Company, Attention!

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThe parade ground is one of the most important fixtures of any military post. Here troops drilled, formed for inspection, held morning calisthenics, and paraded...

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Inner Defenses

Virginia, LynchburgHere, facing west, ran the inner defenses of the city, located by General D. H. Hill. They were constructed by convalescents and home guards. General Early, after an inspection of...

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Douglas Southall Freeman

Virginia, LynchburgBorn at 416 Main Street on 16 May 1886, the son of a Confederate veteran, Douglas Southall Freeman moved with his family to Richmond three years later. He graduated from the...

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This Is Why It’s Called Sandy Hook!

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookFort Hancock was built on sand. To stabilize the ground, topsoil was imported in the early 1900s. A layer of earth several inches deep was added to the parade...

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Allen Weir Freeman, M.D.

Virginia, LynchburgBorn at 416 Main Street, Allen W. Freeman, brother of editor and historian Douglas Southall Freeman, was a pioneer in public health administration and education. He was educated at...

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