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    Sorry. Another silly clarification regarding streets. A great example would be a development that has a Lee St, Lee Rd, Lee Ct, etc. They are clearly in the same city/area, but do have different names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanA View Post
    Sorry. Another silly clarification regarding streets. A great example would be a development that has a Lee St, Lee Rd, Lee Ct, etc. They are clearly in the same city/area, but do have different names.
    Hi Alan,

    Since these are all different streets, they can all count separately.

    Beth

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    Taylor's Tavern and Professor Lowe's Balloons (Falls Church, VA)
    The first aerial reconnaissance in American military history took place here, with a balloon filled with gas from Washington Gas Company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    Taylor's Tavern and Professor Lowe's Balloons (Falls Church, VA)
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    Nice job on a 2 for 1 photo!

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    Antietam Battlefield at dusk

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieBeth View Post
    Antietam Battlefield at dusk

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    I’m so jealous that you got to bike at Antietam today, Hokie Beth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    Taylor's Tavern and Professor Lowe's Balloons (Falls Church, VA)
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    Nice! I almost hit Taylor’s Tavern today myself but since today was a recovery day I went for one that wasn’t up a hill. Great find! And thank you for including the website. I’m loving that historical marker database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleBeth View Post
    Hi AlanA, yes! Underground Railroad sites and slavery-related sites can count. Youíll have to explain how they are related to to the Civil War in your Strava comments. Iíve been having trouble finding good Underground Railroad monuments. It seems like most of them are hypothetical future monuments or addresses or places with no marker that might have been on the trail.

    Iím so excited that youíre participating!

    Beth
    This one was a few feet from the Civil war in Silver Spring. But takes place beforethe civil war. Contender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownws View Post
    This one was a few feet from the Civil war in Silver Spring. But takes place beforethe civil war. Contender?

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    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 movement or the Underground Railroad including before the war and that all counts.

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    Good deal thanks

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