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    Yay! I’m so glad you learned some new American...

    Yay! I’m so glad you learned some new American history and enjoyed the game! Thank you so much for playing. :)

    ~Beth
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    I love that you’re spewing off Civil War related...

    I love that you’re spewing off Civil War related history tidbits to your riding buddies! I inundate my clients with my Civil War stories and finds. �� And I am pleased to honor bikesnick with a prize...
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    Thank you everyone for playing the Civil War...

    Thank you everyone for playing the Civil War history game with such enthusiasm! We had 31 people participate and over a dozen regular players. I learned so many new things about the Civil War...
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    Super cool! I’m so thrilled to hear that you’re...

    Super cool! I’m so thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying history in a new way. I had noticed that you seemed to be playing a special version of the street game so it’s cool to understand more about...
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    I stand corrected, Bikesnick. Please keep the...

    I stand corrected, Bikesnick. Please keep the marker. Now that I knew to look for Wyatt Lee, I found a source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158775134/wyatt-lee
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    I double-checked this name, and Alan A is right....

    I double-checked this name, and Alan A is right. Lee is not the surname of Rebecca Lee at any point in her life but rather a middle name. In order to count for the game, the name on the street sign...
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    I just want to bring your attention to a line in...

    I just want to bring your attention to a line in the rule clarification of 2/7. “Streets... can just be the same name as the surname of the historical figure.”

    I have seen at least one instance...
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    Yes, this statue of Gen. Logan counts as a Civil...

    Yes, this statue of Gen. Logan counts as a Civil War Marker. If you had photographed the street sign ďLogan Circle,Ē that would count as a Civil War Street.
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    Wow! Thatís a lot of snow, Alan!

    Wow! Thatís a lot of snow, Alan!
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    I super, duper love this, Alan! How are the road...

    I super, duper love this, Alan! How are the road conditions in the Catoctin Valley?
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    Great, Matt! Alan is correct. :)

    Great, Matt! Alan is correct. :)
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    I have an update to yesterday's rule...

    I have an update to yesterday's rule clarification that grandfathers in all #civilwarstreet posts that might have been due to my poor grammar choice.

    5. (2/8/2021 edit, clarification, and...
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    Alan, you are so sweet! I have 261 points as of...

    Alan, you are so sweet! I have 261 points as of today. :)
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    Top Ten Rankings for the Civil War contest as of...

    Top Ten Rankings for the Civil War contest as of Feb. 7, 2021.

    This is still a very competitive game! You can earn up to 7 points per day, 5 points per marker and 2 points per street. The max...
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    I also wanted to bring your attention to the...

    I also wanted to bring your attention to the requirements to write a short description of your marker or street on Strava in the comments or in the caption

    From the Rules:
    #civilwarmarker Write a...
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    Hi Alan, Yes! I do need to do that rule...

    Hi Alan,

    Yes! I do need to do that rule reminder too. Thank you for the reminder! None of the zero description hashtags and pics will count when I review the photos for those who win. So far, the...
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    I have a rule reminder and clarification for the...

    I have a rule reminder and clarification for the #civilwarstreet game.

    The Civil War streets, other than those used for troop and supply movements, should be named after historical FIGURES from...
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    Hi Josh, For this game, we don’t need to prove...

    Hi Josh,

    For this game, we don’t need to prove provenance for the street name. Alan A asked this question awhile ago and I bet the answer is buried in week 1 of our posts. The most important thing...
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    Wow! Great detail!

    Wow! Great detail!
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    Fort Foote is an easy place to visit from the...

    Fort Foote is an easy place to visit from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and there bike lanes and share the road signs to get there. I havenít been to the Anacostia forts yet so I canít help there.
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    Super cool!

    Super cool!
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    Hi everyone! I love all the Strava and forum...

    Hi everyone! I love all the Strava and forum activity about the Civil War. I have a rule clarification and a resource for you all.

    Rule clarification: Reconstruction counts for Civil War History...
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    Wow! That’s definitely a General Robert E Lee...

    Wow! That’s definitely a General Robert E Lee street there! Great work! I’m so excited and a little jealous that you and Beth are biking through Antietam. So cool!

    Beth
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    Hi Alan A, I’ve struggled with this same...

    Hi Alan A,
    I’ve struggled with this same question since it’s hard to show the exact origin of many street names. For example, the Carroll family goes back to before the Declaration of Independence...
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    I can’t see a pic. But if it’s related to the...

    I can’t see a pic. But if it’s related to the politics and policy situation that caused the Civil War it counts as long as you explain why. So it could be related to slavery or the abolitionist...
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