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Site of John Hinkel Livery Stable, 1900

California, Alameda County, BerkeleyCity of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1998 By 1900, downtown Berkeley had developed around Shattuck Avenue, its main street. On this site, owned by John Hinkel,...

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World War II Victory Garden

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookPlant a Victory GardenAfter World War II began, nearly all of America’s industries converted to wartime production. Companies that built radios, cars and...

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A Late Addition to Officers Row

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookWhen Officers Row was built, this site was left vacant to allow space for the West Beacon Range Light. Ships traveling across Raritan Bay would line up the...

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Winchester's Camp #2 / Preston Island

Ohio, Defiance County, Defiance[Front Text on Marker] : "Winchester's Camp #2" After completing Fort Winchester, Brigadier General James Winchester ordered his troops to cross to the north side of the...

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Barracks Row

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookEnlisted men lived on Barracks Row facing the parade ground. The four identical buildings each held a full battery of 80 soldiers. The U-shaped double barracks on...

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Bachelor Officers’ Quarters

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThe BOQ housed unmarried officers. Captains and majors lived on the second floor in their own suites with private baths and sitting rooms. Lieutenants occupied...

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The Fort, Taft

California, Kern County, TaftBuilt of native adobe, The Fort is a replica of Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, originally it was built to accommodate county, state, and federal officers, as well as be...

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Fort Hancock Officers’ Club

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThis stately structure was officers’ quarters for the Sandy Hook Proving Ground until it moved to Aberdeen, Maryland, in 1919. It housed Fort Hancock officers...

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Dobbins

California, Yuba County, DobbinsFounded by Dobbins brothers in 1849. Site of hotel and store that was a celebrated trading point in pioneer days. Site of many early day power companies that were a...

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The World War II Years

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookDuring World War II, Fort Hancock’s population swelled to over 10,000 and dozens of temporary wooden barracks and mess halls were built. More than 3,000 coast...

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Linking oceans, rivers and lakes

Maine, Hancock County, SomesvilleA Part of History Both Native Americans and early settlers enjoyed abundant harvests along this coastal shore. Each spring, thousands of adult alewives made an upstream...

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90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton

North Carolina, Surry County, Mt. AiryThe M47 was essentially an M46 fitted with the turret from the T42 tank prototype. The front hull had a sharper slope, however, and the rotoclone blower place...

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Site of Master Mechanic’s Quarters

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookFort Hancock was home to both military personnel and a civilian population of contractors and specialists. The civilians who lived on post worked, shopped, and...

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Chemical Laboratory

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookCannon and artillery projectiles were not the only weapons tested at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground. Rifles, machine guns, and new types of gun powder and...

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Mission of Death

Maryland, Washington County, Sharpsburg"I do not hesitate to affirm that the Confederate position was virtually impregnable to a direct attack over the bridge."Gen. Jacob Cox, Union 9th CorpsGen....

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Locomotive Engineer’s House

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThe senior railroad engineer, who ran Sandy Hook’s locomotives, lived here. An extensive military railroad system carried guns and ammunition to the Sandy Hook...

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Proving Ground Foreman’s House

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThis was the home for one of the foremen at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground. After the proving ground closed in 1919, it was used for housing noncommissioned...

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Barracks, School Headquarters

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookThis barracks was built for the enlisted men at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground. After the proving ground moved to Aberdeen, Maryland, in 1919, it became the Fort...

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Hasty Additions in Wartime

New Jersey, Monmouth County, Sandy HookWhen World War II began in Europe in 1939, the U.S. Army numbered 175,000 men. By the time of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the army had swelled to over 1.5...

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Civil War Memorial

Maine, Hancock County, EllsworthIn honor of the men of Ellsworth who served and to the memory of those who fell on land and sea in the war for the Union their grateful townsmen have raised thisMemorial...

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