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Triangle, Virginia

Staff Sgt. Reckless Monument

A memorial dedicated to a highly decorated Marine and Korean War veteran, who also happened to be a horse.
Goldvein, Virginia

Hornet Balls

These massive concrete balls were used to mine gold in Virginia.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

This war hero's old shop remembers the fine line between medicine and quackery during the Revolutionary War.
Cape Charles, Virginia

Kiptopeke's Concrete Fleet

Nine of the very few concrete ships ever made in the U.S. are beautifully decaying off of a Virginia pier.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Quincy, Massachusetts

First Dunkin' Donuts

This small shop walked so America could run on Dunkin'.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

General Sickles's Wound Marker

This monument marks the beginning journey of a wounded soldier's leg that ended up almost two states away.
Thurmont, Maryland

Lawyer's Farm

This Maryland farm is known for its amazing corn mazes and its 30-foot junkbots.
Hanover, Pennsylvania

Conewago Chapel

One of the oldest Catholic churches in the U.S., situated just east of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Statue of Sallie Ann Jarrett

The beloved, war-tested mascot of a Union regiment graces their battlefield monument.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Arbutus, Maryland

The Arbutus Oak

The 320-year-old tree that greeted General Lafayette and rerouted an interstate highway.
College Park, Maryland

'Hand & Owl Tree Carving'

An unusual sculpture, an interesting history, in a strange place, for a good cause.
Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Monroe Mural

A tribute to the pop culture icon overlooks this Washington D.C. intersection.
Ashburn, Virginia

Belmont Enslaved Cemetery

The largest cemetery for enslaved people in Loudoun County was almost lost to history, if not for the research of a minister.
Washington, D.C.

Roman Legionnaire Modesty Shields

Railroad officials in the early 1900s sought to spare travelers the sight of Roman soldiers’ private parts.
Haddonfield, New Jersey

Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site

The first partially complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered here, forever changing the world's view of the ruling reptiles.
Edison, New Jersey

World’s Largest Light Bulb

A giant light 13 feet high shines near Thomas Edison's old lab.
West Warwick, Rhode Island

Station Fire Memorial Park

Only a shrine remains at the site of the catastrophic nightclub inferno that killed 100 Great White fans.
New Bedford, Massachusetts

'Seaflower'

The sea urchin sculpture is an unusual commemoration of a New England town's seafaring history.
Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Captain Joshua Slocum Monument

A monument to the first person to sail around the world solo, nowhere close to where he was born, set sail, or landed.
Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fairhaven High School

A castle on a hill once named "the most beautiful high school in Massachusetts."
Eastham, Massachusetts

First Encounter Beach Plaque

This beautiful Cape Cod beach offers dazzling views and an interesting historical footnote.