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Inside @white_hill_mansion in Fieldsboro, #NewJersey, which is located on a bluff along the Delaware River. Architecturally, the house has a complicated history that has even puzzled architects as to its true dates. However, a small home was built on the property by Robert Field around 1722. A second home was later built to the right of the original home and connected by constructing an adjoining mid-section in the 1760s. The home was Victorianized circa 1895. It then served as a restaurant from 1923 to 1992 and featured a full bar in the basement. After being abandoned for a number of years, in 1999, Fieldsboro acquired the #mansion. The Friends of White Hill Mansion have been taking steps to clean and document the house through architectural and archaeological studies and host a variety of events and tours to raise money toward its restoration.

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The Mortuary Chapel at Mission San Xavier del Bac in Pima County, #Arizona. The mission was named for Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) in Europe. San Xavier was founded as a Catholic #mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692 when Southern Arizona was part of New Spain. Construction of the current church began in 1783 under #Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain and was completed in 1797. Following Mexican independence in 1821, San Xavier became part of #Mexico. The last resident Franciscan of the nineteenth century departed in 1837. With the Gadsden Purchase of 1854, the Mission joined the United States.

The Franciscans returned to the Mission in 1913. Since the early 1990s, the #church has been undergoing restoration to conserve the murals and the building envelope itself. The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. The Mission was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and listed on the @nationalregisternps in 1966. In 2016, the mission was added to the @worldmonumentsfund's list of historical sites at risk from the forces of nature and human influence. This amazing mission only nine miles south of Tucson, is free to visit and tour.

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Indian Rock at Minisink Battleground Park in Highland, Sullivan County, #NewYork. This #rock has an interesting tradition, as it has long been suggested that at the conclusion of the Battle of Minisink on July 22, 1779, Joseph Brant (a Mohawk war chief and a Captain in the British Army) buried his dead under or near it, setting the rock in its present position as a memorial. However, no evidence for this legend has ever been found. Indian Rock may have been deposited in this position as the continental glacier that once covered southeastern New York melted or it was gradually pushed upright by the growth of generations of nearby trees.

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Zzyzx, formerly Soda Springs, in San Bernardino County, California, within the boundaries of the Mojave National Preserve. It is the former site of the Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa and now the site of the Desert Studies Center.

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#tombstonetuesday: The grave of John Campbell, Jr. (1751 - March 1783) at Old Tennent Cemetery in Manalapan, #NewJersey. He was the son of John and Rachel Campbell. He was a private during the #RevolutionaryWar. 
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The 1775 Arney's Mount Friends' Meeting House near Columbus, #NewJersey. Adjacent to the meeting house is the burial ground. This is the oldest meeting house without interior partitions in the region that is still in use. No electricity, formal heating, or plumbing has ever been installed. According to oral tradition, Samuel Smith was the builder. Local bog iron stone was used to construct the outer walls. Arney’s Mount suffered two fires in the early 1800s. The first was 1800 and the second was 1809. The second fire nearly destroyed the building except for its stone walls. The building was occasionally used from 1871 to 1898 and not used at all from 1898 until the meeting's revival in 1941. The meeting house and the burial ground were added to the @nationalregisternps in 1973.

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The Arivaca Cienega unit of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Arivaca, #Arizona. The Arivaca Cienega, or spring-fed #marsh, and Arivaca Creek have long attracted human activity. The abundant water, pastures, woods, and minerals led to the development of a mining center. During the 1700s, gold and silver mines prospered. Cattle ranchers set up on Spanish land grants. This area of Arizona became part of the United States in 1853. The Noon family ranched in this area for almost a century. Their livestock grazed in the #cienega #meadows found here.

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The Willie Browne Cabin site at @timucuannps near Jacksonville, #Florida. Willie worked and lived off this land for over 80 years. Despite living until 1970, he didn't have electricity or running water. He enjoyed the land and surrounding environment just the way it was, unaltered by human progress. In 1969, Willie donated over 500 acres of what is now the Theodore Roosevelt Area to the Nature Conservancy. He died on December 14, 1970. In 1990, the land was given to the @NationalParkService to be part of Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. His cabin no longer stands, but its location is marked by concrete pillars and a wayside marker.

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#markyourcalendar: The 91st Annual Captain Emilio Carranza Memorial Service will be held this Saturday, July 13, beginning at 1:00 pm. Captain Emilio Carranza has been called "Mexico's Lindbergh." In 1928, while flying a goodwill mission from New York City to Mexico City, his plane crashed near Tabernacle, #NewJersey during a thunderstorm. Since his death, members of American Legion Post 11 in Mount Holly have continued to promote his goodwill mission by honoring the pioneer aviator Captain Emilio Carranza.

Guest should arrive around 12:30 pm with a folding chair so that you can find a shady place to view the event and a close parking spot. There is no rain date and the event will be held even during inclement or severe weather conditions. For more information, visit http://post11.org/carranza.html.

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#tomstonetuesday: Grave of Capt. David Baird, Jr. (July 16, 1754 - December 25, 1839) at Old Tennent Cemetery in Manalapan, #NewJersey. Baird was a veteran of the #RevolutionaryWar, serving in Col. Forman's Regiment, 1 NJ Militia. He was the husband of Rebecca Ely (1756 - 1778), Lydia Tapscott (1755 - 1791), and Mary Edwards (1771 - 1840), all of which are buried in the cemetery (Rebecca and Lydia are to the left and right of his grave, respectively). #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #cemetery #cemetery_shots #aj_graveyards #rememberme #grave #graveyard #graveyard_dead #blog #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #memorial #mementomori #historygirl #history #thisisnj #explorenj #igersnj #taphophile #taphophiles_only #manalpan #manalapannj #oldtennentcemetery #graveaffair
#markyourcalendar: @EastonHeritage Day in Easton, #Pennsylvania, is a #free, full-day family festival that showcases local history, offers activities for kids, and concludes with an amazing #fireworks display over the Forks of the Delaware! This year, it will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Heritage Day celebrates Easton’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. At noon on July 8, 1776, Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. It was read on the steps of the old courthouse in Easton’s historic Centre Square by the Chair of the Committee of Safety, Robert Levers. A reenactment of that event, and a #festival organized around it, first occurred during the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. From that year on Heritage Day has been celebrated as Easton’s own Independence Day #celebration. For more information, visit http://heritageday.org.

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In Grace Lord Park in Boonton, #NewJersey are the remains of a railroad trestle from the Boonton Branch of the Morris and Essex Railroad which served the adjacent Boonton Iron Works. This trestle was located below the blast furnaces.
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